Written by: Natasha
(Please note: This update has been prepared by a substitute. The regular updater is on vacation)
I i. Opening Scene. Asa's Study. Bo and Nora are standing close to one another, facing each other directly. They have been discussing Nora's announcement that she plans to visit a fertility clinic. For some reason, this catches Bo off guard. He just hopes he'll still have a say in *having* a baby, no matter what she finds out. Nora seems insulted by this comment. What does Bo think she would do anyway? Throw her pills out and trick him into it? Of course this is not what Bo thinks. Nora concedes that it must be a mutual decision; Bo will have to want this baby as much as she does. Bo remarks, rather warily, that this baby doesn't sound too hypothetical.
ii. Asa's living room. Lindsay and Clint, Llanview's own Dharma and Greg, are alone together. Clint has just confronted Lindsay on her "real" feelings for Sam. Lindsay resents the implication and Clint resents her not answering the question (good old Clint -- insanely jealous as always). Lindsay can't understand why he's so upset all of a sudden. Well, for one thing, it's not all of a sudden, says Clint, and for another thing, he's not the only one who seems upset. He wonders why it bothers Lindsay so much that Will is working for Nora if she isn't still in love with Sam. That's because Nora doesn't like her, Lindsay claims. She doesn't want her poisoning Will's mind against his mother. Clint doesn't buy this for a second.
Lindsay maintains she has a right to be upset; Sam crashes her dinner party and regales their son with history he shouldn't have heard. Clint can't see why that history should matter now. Lindsay counters that she and Sam have kids together, which forever links them. Clint of all people should understand that. When Will acts out, Lindsay starts to say.... You're going to chase after him and your ex husband, right? Clint interjects. Lindsay points out that she's here, isn't she? That's because he stopped her, Clint replies. He says he's raised a couple of boys, but he still doesn't like her running to Sam every time the kid acts up. Lindsay says it's hard enough to blend families. Why does Clint think she threw this party tonight? Clint is damned if he knows. He's not even sure why she married him. "Joey and half my family think you're using me...for my name and who we are in this town." If that's it, let's get it out in the open, he challenges her. Lindsay seizes the opportunity to say that as long as they're discussing motives, Clint should go first. Why did he marry her?
iii. Headlight of car. The car is Jess's (played today by Maggie Anderson). Will is a passenger. They are driving in the dark. Jess reassures Will she didn't know about Sam and Nora having a past. Will tells her it's okay. His dad tells him it happened way before his parents were married. But now he's found out that mom cheated on dad. Jess feels bad for Will. He says it's okay, it's a growth experience. It only reminds him that you can't count on anyone. Jess says she knows how he feels. Will denies being angry and says he'll forget the whole mess with a little help from John Barleycorn. He pulls out a pint bottle of whiskey.
iv. Viki's library. Sam has stopped by. Viki is telling Sam she hasn't seen Will and wonders why he thought Will would be there. Sam explains that when Will stormed out of Asa's, Jess was with him. Viki is surprised to hear this. Jess had a date with Cris tonight. They must have changed their plans, she says. She offers to call Cris to see if Will and Jess have gone there. As Viki goes to the phone, Sam remarks that instead of getting easier, he worries more about his kids as they get older. To be honest, he's spread kind of thin these days, he tells Viki. She knows the feeling. As she begins to make the call, Sam asks if Viki can stop by to visit Todd. He could use some supervision, he says. Viki agrees, but thought he was getting that in the hospital. She is quite surprised to hear that Todd has been allowed to go home.
v. Todd's penthouse. Tom and Téa are locked in a tender embrace. The doorbell rings; Tom assumes it will be Sam, but it is Kevin at the door. Tom is very surprised to see him. After a moment of hesitation, he says, "Hi Kev!" Then asks what he's doing there. Tom looks at Téa.
II i. Viki's library. Viki hangs up the phone. Cris had to cover at the diner, she says. He hasn't seen Jess since she left for Asa's. Sam worries that Will may have dragged Jess into another escapade. Viki doesn't worry; Jess is level-headed. In contrast, Sam says, Will's behavior has been about as unpredictable as Todd's. Mention of the latter's name segues into a discussion of how Sam got Todd/Tom released. Viki is amazed. Sam says he would really appreciate Viki looking in on Todd since he now must look after Will. Viki is surprised to learn that Todd is home alone and Sam says that's the problem.
ii. Todd's penthouse. Téa explains (as if she were speaking to a child) that Kevin is there because she invited him. To talk to me or to you? asks Tom. Kevin says that actually he was hoping to talk to Todd. Does Kevin want an apology, Tom wonders. He's already said he was sorry. Should he say it again? Téa urges that it's important for the public to hear Todd's story. Tom corrects Téa about the use of the right name for him. Téa apologizes. She asks if "Tom" will agree to the interview with Kevin. Tom is hesitant. Sam has told him not to give interviews. After some discussion, Kevin offers to keep anything Tom tells him off the record until they can get approval from Sam. Téa thinks this sounds fair. Tom fears Téa wants Kevin to trick him to prove that Tom is a faker. "Pete did some awful things, but Pete's not here now," Tom reminds them. They wait. Tom asks Téa if it will make her happy if he talks to Kevin. She nods. Tom agrees to talk; Todd and Pete are the ones who have secrets; he'll tell Kevin whatever he wants to know.
iii. Asa's study. Nora and Bo continue their serious discussion about having a baby. Nora's in a mood. She seems very testy. She says of course "this baby" is hypothetical; she doesn't even know if it's feasible. She's setting up appointments at fertility clinics tomorrow and intends to find out. Bo wonders how long she'll be gone. (Neither say "gone where" when Nora shouldn't have to leave town to get infertility treatment) Nora says she'll be gone as long as it takes to find out what she needs to know. She advises Bo not to think about it anymore until she gets answers. She doesn't want him to get too invested in the idea of having a baby only to find out it can't happen (talk about projecting!). Bo gets the same idea as updater did, and says what he worries about is her getting invested in the baby idea when it might not happen. Evading the issue, she angrily asks him if having a baby Buchanan is such a horrible thought. At that moment, Asa walks in. He hears her question and puts in his vote: a resounding no (not a bad idea).
iv. Jessie's car. Will holds bottle of whiskey. Jess thinks he stole it from Asa's house. Will is offended. He may be a lot of things, he admits, but he's not a thief. Rappaports pay their own way. He got it from a "friend" who lives under the bridge by the river. He offers Jess a drink. Jess says no thanks. Will makes clucking sounds. She denies being a chicken. She would take a drink if she wanted one. But, first, not while she's driving. Mainly though, she doesn't think he should drink in his condition, being "bummed out." That's why he wants a drink, he tells her. Jess says he's better off talking about it. Now she sounds like Sam, Will accuses her. Jess says she knows she looks like a goody two-shoes... But Will says, "nah." She appreciates that. She's just worried about him, how upset he is. He appreciates her concern. It's more than his parents have shown, he adds bitterly. But then they're so busy, he continues. Busy screwing around, busy arguing... She's not a goody two-shoes, he says, but she is a tad uptight. They discover quite unexpectedly that they are both planning to attend Columbia University in NYC in the Fall. What an odd coincidence! Suddenly Jess spots a cop car. Jess freaks, but Will is cavalier, unconcerned. He scoffs at Jess' nervousness and holds the bottle up high so that it could be plainly seen through the window. Jess really freaks now, but Will just laughs off her anxiety, until, that is, a squad car's siren sounds and flashing lights are seen.
III i. Asa's living room. Clint and Lindsay continue their argument. Clint says he married Lindsay because it seemed the right thing to do at the time. Lindsay asks if he's having second thoughts now. Clint admits he is, and with good reason, he adds. Sam walks in and you go loco, he accuses her. She may say she has no feelings for her ex.... Lindsay breaks in to say that if he has no feelings for his ex, his family couldn't plant seeds of doubt in his mind. He must be ready and willing to listen. Clint is stuck there. He goes to pour himself a drink, knowing she has hit a nerve. He acknowledges Viki was very important to him and will always have a place in his life. Lindsay explains that, in the same way, Sam will always have a place in her life, too, but if Clint is going to have a fit every time she speaks to Sam, maybe their marriage was a mistake. Clint replies that maybe it was. Lindsay looks down, hurt. Clint, possibly feeling badly for that, adds that he doesn't want to think so, but... Lindsay admits it would be embarrassing for them both, but still better than trying to build something on Las Vegas sand.
Clint thinks a moment silently, then says, he married Lindsay because she made him feel needed....wanted. He's sitting rather sadly on the couch now and she goes over to him and sits down close by. "You still *are*," she remarks softly, her tone deep with sincerity. Encouraged, she says she's willing to try forever here. She cares about him. She acknowledges that it happened fast, but there it is. "Really me?" Clint asks, "or is the Buchanan name..." he hesitates a few seconds before adding in a pained voice, "or our money?" He's so hung up on that, she says. Well, she hates to burst his bubble but there were plenty of other rich, well-connected men she could have had. Why didn't she then? he asks, sounding almost like a little boy with a fragile ego, needing to be reassured. Because none of them made her feel the way Clint did the moment she first fell in his arms. Her voice breaks, she chokes back tears. "You made me feel special," she tells him. "I'd like to hang on to that." Clint is clearly moved by her words, the emotion in her voice. She wants to make it work, she claims, doesn't he? Of course, he confirms. But there's got to be more than the loneliness they started out with. There has to be real feelings. She answers that there ARE, at least for her. "You mean that?" Clint asks. "I thought I made that clear on our wedding night," she replies.
ii. Station house. Jess and Will have been arrested. By guess who? Llanview's newest man in blue on every scene: rookie Drew. Will is indignant and outraged over the arrest. He is mouthing off something fierce. Why isn't Drew out there bagging some real criminals, Will jeers. (He has a point) Jess is contrite, but Drew is unyielding (must be the first big case he's cracked). He points out that this is the second time he's caught her in a compromising situation (the first being the night before). Jess acknowledges wrongdoing, but begs Drew not to drag their parents into it. He tells her he would let them off with a warning, but his partner, Officer Block, goes strictly by the book and thinks they should book them. Jess begs Drew to try talking to his partner and explain it was due to "family upset." Drew promises to try.
Will still outraged as Drew heads off. He thought Jess' family owns this town. Can't she pull some strings? Sometimes they come down on us harder *because* we're Buchanans, Jess answers. Will is disgusted. Where is everyone's sense of humor, he wants to know. Showing the bottle the way he did was a joke. While they are arguing, Drew returns. Bad news. Block won't budge. He thinks they should be booked and fingerprinted. Will is stunned and indignant. Jess says okay if they have to, but he knows them; can't he just release them on their own recognizance and leave the parents out of it.
iii. Viki's library. Viki walks in with a man's small carrying case. She says she's put together some of her sons' clothes that they never wore; Todd can have these (must be nice to have money -- the mall must be closed by now). Sam is grateful. Viki wants to hear how Todd is after leaving the hospital. Sam says he hasn't seen much of Todd. So Tom is still in control, Viki concludes. This is good news, she thinks, but if he's Tom then he shouldn't be left alone. Sam agrees. He tells her he's baffled about this "split personality thing." He's done some reading on it, but he is hoping Viki can recommend a good therapist. As a matter of fact, Viki can. The therapist that treated her, Susannah Hanen. Sam recognizes the last name. Yes, it's Nora's sister. Sam worries that may not work out, given Todd's murky history with Nora. Viki is confident Susannah can be a professional about it (isn't she also in Switzerland?). Good enough. Sam trusts Viki's judgment. Viki jokes that he should because it's thanks to Susannah Hanen that she has any judgment today.
Sam laughs and Viki gets Susannah's phone number for him. She says she will go look in on Todd now if he will look for their kids, to which he agrees. Just then, the phone rings. It's officer Drew. He needs Viki to come down to the station, he has Jess and Will there. Viki looks aghast at Sam. "They've been arrested!" she tells him.
iv. Todd's penthouse. Téa is alone with Kevin and quietly tells him to "go easy" on Todd, he's fragile. Kevin shows contempt. Fragile? He worries that Téa is getting sucked in to Todd's act. This is why she needs Kevin to do the questioning, she explains. Tom has just returned from the kitchen with a tray of refreshments, but they don't see him immediately. He stops to listen in on their conversation. Téa warns Kevin that he needs to be careful and to remain objective (HAH!). What she really needs, Kevin interjects, is him to expose Todd as fast as possible. Téa thinks about this a second, then agrees this is true. She really needs *proof* though, that he's faking, she cautions. Tom looks on warily, listening. Then he bustles noisily into the room with the tray and sets it down on the table, offering some juice to Kevin. What Kevin really wants, he says, is to get started right away. He asks Téa to leave the room. Tom agrees with this and she excuses herself to upstairs. Tom settles himself cross-legged into a chair with his drink and says, "ask away!" Kevin glares at Tom cynically.
I i. Asa's study. Asa is pleased to hear he will get his heir. Nora and Bo are irritated. There's more than a decision involved, Nora informs Asa grumpily, but Asa's uncharacteristic good mood is not to be spoiled. He gleefully agrees with Nora's statement. Angered, she stresses that Asa is not a motivating factor. Whatever, Asa replies cheerfully. As long as the baby is healthy, he adds. Now! If he can just get Bo to join Buchanan Enterprises, he'll have everything he wants. Bo says a bit testily that it's a private discussion. Asa can't see what the big deal is; a job, a baby.... a little guy running underfoot. It'll keep 'em young, he says. Bo asks Asa to scram. Unoffended, Asa calmly agrees, then stops. What about dinner? Later, Bo says. Asa is leaving but advises Bo to have a nice supper; he has to keep up his strength. When they are securely alone again, Nora turns to Bo and asks, in an almost angry tone, would a baby be so bad? No, Bo says. He's just wondering why she's so gung ho (didn't they have this exact discussion last Monday?). Because we're running out of time! Nora bursts out. Bo thinks that's no better reason than trying to please Asa. He goes on to say they have taken a lot of knocks lately. He just wants to be sure a baby isn't a wrong-headed way to save a marriage.
Nora is stung by this. She looks hurt. Funny, she comments, almost whispering, her lip trembling slightly. "I thought our marriage WAS saved." She feels they are more solid than ever. Bo agrees they are, but says that's a long way from being back to normal (what's NORMAL in Llanview?). Nora makes almost the same point updater just did and asks Bo how he sees their future. More like we were, he says. Nora shares that she sees them together, growing, moving on. And you think a baby will facilitate that? Bo asks. Nora is offended by his use of this "clinical" word. She personally doesn't know where they are heading and likes not knowing, but can see wherever that is with a baby. Can he?
ii. Asa's living room. Clint agrees that it was great for them in bed. That's a good start, Lindsay asserts. But sex doesn't make a marriage, Clint comments soberly. But it can break one, Lindsay thinks. Clint worries that they dove into marriage backwards, no courtship, they didn't know each other, they weren't even really friends. Lindsay thinks they can have fun doing those things now. There still has to be more to it than that, Clint insists. Lindsay states she's not a novice. She knows there's more to it than what's your favorite color, favorite food and what do your really hate. Clint looks her squarely in the eye. "Red, ribs and artichokes," he says. Lindsay begins to smile and looks deeply at Clint. "You'll find I look really good in red," she says softly. At this, Clint smiles himself and laughs a little. He warms to her. "I'll bet you do," he tells her. What else does she need to know, he asks. She becomes serious again and says, how not to hurt you...what you need from me...how to balance each other out, and she's not talking about a checkbook. Clint seems intrigued. Lindsay says she knows money isn't enough to keep a marriage going, she learned that from Sam. Clint suddenly bristles. Lindsay says if Clint is going to have a knee jerk reaction every time she mentions Sam's name, it's going to be tough for her. Clint says he'll try to avoid that. Lindsay explains that Sam had money and it never made her feel secure. Clint looks down at her, more tenderly now. He begins softly stroking her hair. "What does?" he asks gently, sensing her old wounds. That she's valued, she says, that she matters, that she's interesting. Clint gives her those feelings, she claims. He sure hopes so, because it's true that she is all those things to him. She tells him that when he walks in a room she feels so proud he chose her. He didn't take advantage of her, he honored her by making her his wife, and she wants to be the best wife she can be for him. Does she mean all that, he wonders. She chose him didn't she? She looks moved, her eyes shine with tears and she smiles sweetly. Clint looks very happy then and pulls her into his arms, holding her close. She snuggles deeply into his chest, looking very satisfied.
It's good enough for him, he proclaims, but wants one promise. Next time there is trouble with Will, will she please remember she has a husband she can go to for help? Still snuggling, Lindsay promises, looking very content. They look up at each other and kiss a bit. He strokes her face thoughtfully and remarks that he's not all that hungry anymore, is she? Lindsay pauses, then says she's famished! Clint laughs and leads her out of the room, their arms still wrapped around one another. But where are they heading? Bedroom or dining room?
II i. Station house. Will apologizes to Jess for getting her into this mess. Jess is understanding. They commiserated over how babyishly their parents treat them. Sam and Viki enter. Will tries to explain to Sam, saying the whole thing is stupid. Sam says they committed a crime and Will is acting stupid. He accuses him of getting arrested to get back at the people he's angry at. Will remains belligerent. Viki tells Jess she's disappointed in her. Jess doesn't take this well. They argue about why Viki was out all last night and Viki brings up that her brother is very ill. Jess argues that they weren't doing anything wrong. Sam interjects that the judge won't agree with that. He gives possibilities of several bad consequences that will arise for them. Will blames Sam for the whole thing, calling him and Lindsay lousy role models. He's very smart-mouthed about it, calling Sam a no-show dad and Lindsay a sleep-around mom. Sam won't take that gup from him and won't fall for the victim routine. He tells Will that Will alone is responsible for what has happened here.
Drew comes out to book Will and Jess. Will asks Sam to stop what's happening and Sam indicates he can't. Jess and Will are marched off for finger printing. Sam and Viki look at each other, demoralized.
ii. Todd's penthouse. Kevin takes a seat to begin with Tom. He's right that they really hate each other, Kevin tells Tom. Tom jumps in quickly that it's really Pete Kevin hates, and Tom doesn't blame him. Tom hates him too. Pete? Kevin asks. He tells Tom he went to Chicago. Tom starts singing to himself "My kind of town, Chicago is", bouncing his head to the tune. Kevin ignores this and mentions the old girlfriend Michelle. Tom says he liked her, she was so pretty. Kevin says he wants to hear about what happened when Todd was 14. Tom says he knows Kevin calls him Todd because he believes Tom is faking. He offers Kevin juice, which Kevin refuses, a little irritably. He continues trying to interview Tom, still calling him Todd. Returning to what he learned in Chicago, he mentions how Todd's grades slipped, how he got into serious trouble. Tom says he guesses this is true. Mr. Cool immediately loses his cool here and forgets his plan of playing along with Todd in order to trap him in a mistake, catch him in a lie. He starts getting really nasty and accuses Todd of doing those things at 14 as a way to set up a plan for now with this bogus alters story (like that makes so much sense!). Tom notices that Kevin uses big words and admires Kevin for being so smart. Kevin totally loses it now, just expressing open contempt. Tom says it is Pete who despises Kevin, not Tom. He always thought Kevin was so cool, that he had it all together -- great family, president of the fraternity....he wanted to be just like Kevin. At this, Téa begins creeping softly downstairs, unnoticed. She sinks down on a step, still unseen, and listens in.
Pete resented you, Tom says, but I think he was just jealous. Kevin angrily asks if that's why he made him stand trial for a rape he didn't commit. Tom says he felt really bad about that and he wanted to tell Kevin the truth, but he couldn't talk. He says he's still just getting used to talking... At this, Kevin begins to express his scornful disbelief. Tom understands how he feels. He would think it a crock, too, if it wasn't happening to him. Kevin brings up Viki, accusing Todd of using Viki's DID to exploit and imitate in a desperate attempt to save his own hide. At the mention of Viki's name, Tom says he loves Viki, he loves Kevin's whole family. Kevin goes on being nasty, getting nowhere in his plan to subtlely trap Todd in a slip up. Tom looks long and hard at Kevin. He is hurt. I told you that was Pete, he says quietly. Then he tells Kevin he never had a brother, not even a real friend. He always hoped it would be Kevin, that Kevin could be both. Kevin sneers hatefully at Tom. Okay, he says coldly. "You're good. And all those characters you've come up with will come in handy. They'll keep you company while you spend 350 years behind bars." Tom, silent, gazes back at Kevin, his face filling with fear.
III i. Police station. Sam asks Viki how he can get through to Will. She replies that it will be hard to get his attention now because Sam is preoccupied with Todd. Sam says he'll get through to Will somehow, get him to see how serious this is. Drew comes back with Jess. He's through processing her, but Will is giving Officer Block a hard time, which gets Sam even more upset to hear. Drew has Viki sign off on Jess' paperwork. Because Will is 18, he's on his own. Sam tells Viki to take Jess home, but Jess announces she'll wait for Will. Viki says no she won't and Sam agrees, saying Will is likely to be a long time yet. Viki reminds Sam that Will must be his priority now and Sam answers that he can handle things with both Todd and Will. Viki offers to help if she's needed and she and Jess depart. Drew says Will should get off light....the bottle wasn't even open (so why arrest them?). Sam says that's what worries him. Will comes out with Officer Block who reports that Will has "a mouth" on him. Will is still defiant. He has a major attitude. Sam advises Will he'll have to make his own bail. That's a joke, right? Will says, incredulous. Sam shakes his head. "No joke," he says. "See ya'" Sam appears to leave and Will looks after him, stunned.
ii. Viki's car. Viki tells Jess she knows all about what had upset Will so, Sam filled her in. She seems prepared to go light on Jess about this incident. She tells Jess she's concluded that she must start treating her like a grown up, not a child. Jess looks for the catch, but Viki says she means it. Jess brings up Clint's marriage. Viki agrees that she pretended not to be affected by it in an effort to protect her children. The truth is she's really very upset about it. She says she wants Jess' father to be happy, but.... Jess says, you don't trust Lindsay? After some hesitation and some prodding by Jess about being honest, Viki admits she doesn't trust Lindsay. Jess suddenly notices Viki is going the wrong way to get home. Viki explains she must make one stop, then they can go home and talk all night. Jess seems agreeable and asks what the stop is. Viki tells her she has to drop off some clothes for Todd at his house. Jess is shocked to hear that Todd is not in the hospital anymore and has been allowed to go home. Viki says she'll explain the whole story back at their house, after the errand. But now Jess doesn't feel like going back to Llanfair. She asks to be dropped off at Grandpa's. Jess makes no secret over her irritation with Viki over her attention to Todd. She makes a nasty remark about wanting to spend the night where she is treated like a high priority. Viki expresses disapproval over Jess' nasty remark. Jess says since they're into truth and honesty now, she honestly prefers to stay at dad's tonight. Viki, at an impasse, agrees in frosty resignation.
iii. Todd's penthouse. Closeup on Todd's somber face, soaking in the reality of 350 years in prison. He repeats the number. That's a long time, he notes. Todd's going to die in there, isn't he? It's a good bet, Kevin says, relishing the thought of it. Prison will be easier for Todd now that Pete isn't in control, Tom realizes, cheering up a bit. He tells Kevin he has him to thank for that. Kevin is scornful. "Thank me for sending you to jail?" Tom says no, it's because he pushed Todd so hard, with headlines and then holding the gun on him at the lodge. That forced Pete to give up control, he ran away scared, says Tom, making a childlike sound of someone running off scared. Kevin gets up angrily, madder by the second at this "act" of Todd's. Téa remains listening unseen on the stairs. Todd extends his hand for a shake, saying he wants to thank Kevin for that. Now he gets to be in control. That does it. Kevin goes over the edge. Tom goes on about how grateful he's going to be to Kevin for a long time.
IV i. Asa's study.Bo tells Nora all he *can't* see is a future without her. So if she wants this baby, go ahead to the fertility clinic and see if a baby is an option. Strangely, Nora is not comforted by these words. She resents the use of the word "option" regarding the baby. Bo ignores her pout. He says that while she's gone, he'll work on his imagination and see if can't put a kid in their future. Still getting hung up on words, she corrects him, rather harshly, not A kid, OUR kid. *Our* kid, Bo echoes. Bo tells Nora he loves her...he just doesn't want her to get....his voice trails off. "My hopes up?" she finishes his sentence. "I know."
ii. Asa's living room. Clint, Lindsay and Renee are standing together in the room. Either the newlyweds never made it to the bedroom, or they've been up and are back. They appear happy and relaxed. They give each other a big hug as Lindsay tells Renee that her dinner party didn't go EXACTLY as planned. She and Clint laugh and hug. Renee smiles, amused. "Well, best LAID plans..." she snickers, as Clint and Lindsay pick up the joke and chuckle proudly. (guess they *did* do the deed).But fun time is over. In come Jess and Viki. Casually, Clint asks Jess what's going on. Jess says, oh nothing. She and Will just got arrested, trying to make it sound matter-of-fact. Clint, Lindsay and Renee express shock and dismay. Viki tells Clint that Jess wasn't at fault. Clint has no doubt of that, but asks what *Will* got her into this time. Renee excuses herself, sensing a delicate situation. Lindsay jumps in excited, wanting to know where HER son is and what Sam has done with him. Viki, feeling sorry for her, gently explains that Will gave the police a hard time and she's not sure, but she thinks Sam may have decided to let Will spend the night in jail. Lindsay stares at her, shocked.
iii. Lock up. Will is in a cell, belligerent and yelling at Drew. He'll sue the police and arrest Sam for child abuse. Drew advises him to pipe down. Sam enters then (guess he DIDN'T leave, after all), saying he can hear Will all the way outside. Will says, as usual, Sam can hear him but he's not listening. Sam asks Drew to leave them alone a minute. Sam confides that in truth, he could spring Will, but he wants him rational first. Will responds forget it, he'll use the lawyers the court provides, and flops down on the bunk, throwing up his arms in disgust. Sam tries to point out what a mistake Will made for not acknowledging wrongness of his first mistake. Will becomes more incensed at this. He jumps up and steps up to the bars. You leave your own son locked up and you spend all your time springing a real criminal (meaning Todd, quite clearly). Ouch! Sam looks hurt. The remark hits Sam where he lives. He looks down with no answer, guilty and wounded. Wills says, just forget it, forget all about him and just go take care of his *real* son...good old Boomer. Sam is still silent, badly stung.
iv. Todd's penthouse. Kevin and Tom are standing, their faces are inches apart. Kevin begins advancing on Todd, yelling angrily, pushed to the breaking point. Tom backs away fearfully, waving his hands in distress, yelling out desperately, "I'm sorry Kevin, I'm sorry, I won't talk anymore, I'm sorry!" He pantomimes zipping up his mouth and throwing away the key. Téa, alarmed, rushes down the stairs to intervene. Tom is in a terrified panic, covering his face as if to protect himself from being hit and begs Kevin in a voice sounding close to breaking down in tears, not to yell at him anymore please, please Kevin.... Kevin stops in surprise at the fierceness of Tom's terror. Tom, squeezing his face, gasps, "I'm sorry...."