I. (i): Carlotta's Diner: Roseanne and Will interrupt Cris and Jess's romantic interlude over a soda. Roseanne is restless, so Jess suggests they all go the Buch Lodge. The fact that Georgie was murdered there just adds to Roseanne's sultry enthusiasm.
(ii): the Banner: Barbara angrily stuffs Kevin's love letter to Cassie in her purse, and goes to fidget nervously at the elevator. She jumps when Zach approaches her to compliment her on the interview she gave Mel about the mugging. The elevator doors open to reveal Cassie, who mocks Barb, noting she can't "stay away from him."
(iii): A Banner Office: Kevin and Viki continue their confrontation. She wonders if he wants her to fire him, and he freely admits that he sometimes feels like walking out. Naturally, they argue about Todd. Viki deplores his tactics. Kevin believes he is trying to save Viki from a monster. Viki kindly tells Kevin that she doesn't need his protection, but Kevin lists all the reasons he has to find Todd ever so dangerous and evil.
(iv): Todd's Penthouse: Starr sounds like a siren, chanting "Suzy Suzy Suzy" non-stop into her new tape recorder. When Blair asks her to stop (please!), Starr insists that she -is- Suzy. Blair is horrified when Starr says that "Starr went away." Blair accuses Todd, who has been in the background trying to hold his "innocent" expression, of doing this to their Little Girl.
II. (i): A Banner Office: Kevin reveals that he learned that DID is often caused by traumatic childhood sexual abuse. (updater is surprised that he didn't know this already) But Kevin is far from sympathetic towards Todd, since he refuses to believe Todd suffered from that kind of abuse. He adds that therefore Todd's faking is particularly cruel to Viki. Viki defends her brother, for she knows Todd loves her and would not be so mean to her. This inspires Kevin to deny that Todd has a soul (!), but Viki is worried over the state of -his- soul, since he has become so obsessed over Todd. Kevin decides to take a leave of absence from the Banner. Before he walks out the door, Viki tells him not to forget that she loves him.
(ii): the Banner: Cassie and Barb are catty with one another. Barb snottily informs Cassie that she was there to see Mel. Cassie: "Oh? Moving on? I oughta warn you, I may pack a punch, but my mother will scratch your eyes out." (perfectly delivered) Barb relates that she was telling Mel that her mugger is stalking her, then goads Cassie by mentioning Cassie's attack in the Ladies Room the other night. Cassie retaliates by telling Barb that while she usually finds victims to be innocent, she makes an exception in Barb's case, even suggesting that Barb provoked the mugger. Cassie steps back to watch Barb get nervously into the elevator, turns, and Kevin is suddenly in her face, telling her he missed her the other day after they "made love."
(iii): Todd's Penthouse: Starr continues to siren "Suzy Suzy Suzy" while Blair and the updater hold their heads in agony. Blair blames Todd; Todd says he didn't tell Starr to do it. Blair points out Starr's behavior is because of Todd's charade, and he better come clean with Starr for the sake of Starr's sanity. Blair promises to do anything if Todd will tell Starr that he's faking.
III. (i): The Lodge: Will asks where exactly Georgie "got whacked," and Roseanne "psychically" touches the very spot. Will is impressed, but Jess thinks Roseanne just saw the bleached stains. Cris ogles Roseanne. In search of fun, Roseanne finds a ouija board which is INEXPLICABLY lying right under the couch, not even in a box. (updater pictures Bo, Asa, Clint and Hank playing with it, and nearly passes out from laughter) Roseanne ogles Cris. Will and Roseanne play with the board. Roseanne asks Georgie if she's there. Yes. And is she at peace. Yes. The board is set aside, and Roseanne turns on the radio, which is conveniently tuned to salsa music. She is going to teach Will how to dance to it. Roseanne swivels, Will bungles. The lights go out!
(ii): the Banner Newsroom: Cassie tells Kevin that she knew he wanted her to stay the day they had sex, but she had to think. Kevin wishes she'd think faster. He looks for the letter he wrote, which Barb now has, and when he can't find, recites it to Cassie... that he sees here everywhere he looks in the Millhouse, etc.
(iii): Todd's Penthouse: Todd/Tom doesn't know what Blair wants him to tell Starr. Blair grabs Starr and threatens to take her away forever if he doesn't say that it's all a game. Tom/Todd/Pete agrees that it's a game, that Tom isn't here, that he hates Tom, the "pathetic little runt." "I am what I am. And I am and will always be Todd Manning"
IV. (i): The Lodge: The electricity is apparently back on, though candles are everywhere, and Will and Jess watch, open-mouthed, as Cris and Roseanne dance gracefully. Cris leaves Roseanne mid-dance to dance with a reluctant Jess. Roseanne refuses to dance with Will and leaves the room. Will follows. Outside, Will berates Roseanne for not accepting that Cris is blind to her. Inside, Cris paints a "C" on Jess's arm, to show the world that they are connected. Cris wants his directly on his heart, where it belongs, and takes off his shirt.
(ii): Carlotta's Diner: Carlotta serves Drew a plate of food, asking if there are any leads in tracking down the mugger. Nope. They talk about Barb, and Drew asks the name of the guy she was talking to "yesterday." Barb skittishly enters the diner. She nervously brushes off Drew's attempts of friendliness, sits, and takes Kevin's letter to Cassie out of her purse. (btw, it is dated 8/27)
(iii): the Banner Newsroom: Kevin continues reciting his letter from memory: the house needs rebuilding; the foundation is strong; can't build it alone; "without you I am nothing." Cassie wants to have the letter because it¹s from his soul, speaking directly to hers. She thinks his soul is intact, but just doesn't think she can trust it. She needs time. Kevin complains over this, but agrees to it, then starts packing a box to take his leave of absence, complaining about Viki. As he leaves the room, he tells Cassie that if she finds it in her heart to forgive him, she knows where he'll be. Viki enters the room to watch Kevin walk out, then looks at Cassie.
V.(i): The Lodge: Outside, Will continues trying to convince Roseanne that her pursuit of Cris is a lost cause. He has her look through the window to see Cris standing bare chested before Jessica. Inside, we see Jess has painted a "J" and a heart on his chest. He tells her about Lindsay's encouraging visit, and Jess is happy for him. The lights go out again and he heads for the basement, with a candle to light his way, to get more candles.
(ii): Todd's Penthouse: Blair, returning from putting Starr to sleep, asks Todd how he thinks Viki and Sam will react to the truth. Todd doesn't think they need to know, and, not knowing, they will continue to defend him, since that¹s what they want to do. He rants about how the Buch's were so hell bent on pinning Georgie's murder on him, and he's sorry that the "Bleh! Bluh! Blih!" is all he could come up with. He refuses to go to jail, even if he has to come up with another 50 people to run around in his head. He holds Blair's head in his hands, and tells her that she's not going to breathe a word about it to anyone.
(iii): The Diner: Barb crumples Kevin's letter back into her purse and skedaddles out of the diner, under Drew's worried regard. Carlotta remembers to Drew the name of the guy Barbara was with yesterday. They call him "Monk", and he was in Statesville when Antonio was, for selling stolen goods. Anything anyone wanted.
(iv): Banner Newsroom: Cassie blames Viki for Kevin's departure. Viki suggests that Cassie might want to make her own decision to walk away from Kevin, instead of leaving him hanging. When Cassie protests, Viki assures her that she sees that Cassie and Kevin are still in love with each other, so perhaps Cassie should just accept Kevin, flaws and all. "Can't you do the same?" Cassie asks. "I just did," Viki replies.
(v): The Spooky, Foggy Docks: (To the music which I think is the same as what played when Kevin and Barb had sex in the cellar) Barbara jerkily walks around, looking over her shoulder. She stops, pulls out her gun, aims, and shouts to someone (unseen) to "Stop! I know what you're doing; it's called stalking! . . . But I'm not running from you anymore!"
VI. (i): The Lodge: Alone upstairs, Jess asks the ouija board if she and Cris will always be together. No. Meanwhile, Cris is searching (guess where?) the cellar for candles. He discovers Roseanne, and without a word, they kiss passionately.
(ii): The Millhouse: Kevin enters, with his box, out of which he pulls pictures and remembers loving things Cassie once said to him. Cassie enters, smiling, and they look meaningfully at one another.
(iii): The Docks: Barb demands of whoever she sees, "don't move!" Then, she hears footsteps from another direction, points her gun that way, freaks, trips, drops the gun, and makes a frantic call from the nearby pay phone. She calls the Millhouse, where Kevin and Cassie stand frozen, listening to the panicked message she was leaving, pleading for help.
(iv): Todd's Penthouse: Blair asks Todd what else she has to do to prove to him that he can trust her. She begs him to stop the charade for Starr's sake. He asks her to keep her mouth shut, for which is worse for Starr? The charade, or knowing her mommy sent her daddy to jail? Blair calls him sick. Todd plays on her hatred for the Buch's, who he can now pick off one by one through his paper, through Blair, and they'll never suspect "Tom," who could never do anything so nasty. Blair won't stand for it! But Todd threatens Blair with sending Starr to the loony-bin if Blair doesn't go along. He goes upstairs. Blair hears a click. Starr's tape recorder just turned off. Blair takes the tape, not believing her good fortune.
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Blair is listening to the tape. She looks troubled and calls Sam and leaves him an urgent message. The phone rings, Blair answers it with "Sam?", unfortunately it's Max. He tells Blair he can't stop thinking about her and is coming to The Sun. Blair says no, she's too busy. Max is persistent. Just then Kelly walks in. Blair hangs up on him, not before Max says, I'll be there in a minute.
Buchanan Lodge - Winecellar
Cris is feeling around in the dark when he brushes up against a wall and there is Roseanne. They start to kiss passionately. Meanwhile, upstairs, Jess is playing with the ouija board. Apparently it's not giving her the answers she wants because she tells Will that her and Cristian belong together. Jess asks what Will and Roseanne were doing outside. Will tells her Roseanne was blowing him off. Back downstairs in the wine cellar (this wine cellar sure sees a lot of action!) Cris and Roseanne continue kissing until Cris breaks it off. He tells Roseanne no, she says yes and they begin to kiss again.
Cassie enters the house and tells Kevin that she's ready to forgive him, just as they are about to kiss, the phone rings. (Do I even need to tell you who's calling?) Of course it's Barbara calling from the docks, hysterical saying she's being stalked, please come help her, he's going to kill her, she tells Kevin. Just as a shadow is approaching her, she drops the phone. Kevin tells Cassie to call the police and he is going to find her. Cassie is afraid to trust him with Barbara so he tells Cassie to come with him. They leave to go find Barbara. Meanwhile, down on the docks, Barbara is crouching in a corner screaming "Leave me alone. I have a gun". Just then Drew shines his flashlight in her eyes and tells her to calm down. Bibi insists that she is being stalked. Drew says he's going to look around, but Barbara doesn't want to be alone. Drew asks her where the gun is.
Jessica thinks Roseanne is lost in the woods and is nervous for her. She tells Will to go out looking for her, but Will says this time she can find him, he is through chasing her, but he will go downstairs and look for Cris. Meanwhile, downstairs, Cris and Roseanne continue to kiss, Cris pulls away. Roseanne tells him that "it's" always been there. She tells him they were meant to be together. Cris tells her he was meant to be with Jessica. Jess is his soul mate. Despite his words, they begin to kiss again, of course, just as Will enters and sees them. They stop.
Kelly tells Blair of her plan to buy The Sun to live out Ian's dream for him and keep Blair on as editor with Kelly as publisher. Blair tells Kelly that the Buchanan's will never let Cramers run the paper. Kelly promises Blair that she got it all in writing. Blair laughs at her. Blair said there is no way she's getting the paper away from her. Kelly asks her where she's going to get the money to buy it. Blair looks at the tape and tells Kelly she has a way.
Drew asks Barbara again where the gun is. She tells him she was only saying that to scare away whoever was following her. Drew tells her to come to the station with him to give her statement. She begs him not to make her go to the station again. She's too embarrassed (and hysterical if you ask me) Just then Kevin appears and she runs into his arms. She tells him that someone is trying to kill her. Kevin promises to help her get to the bottom of whatever is wrong. Bibi says, "Yes, you and Drew can help me" as Cassie appears from the shadows and says "and me".
Will comes upstairs and asks Jessica to leave with him. Forget about Cris and come with him. Just then Roseanne and Cris come upstairs and Cris tells Jessie not to listen to what Will is saying. Will says if Cris doesn't tell Jess, he will. Cris doesn't say anything and Jessica runs outside, Cris follows and admits he kissed Roseanne. Jessica runs off. Roseanne and Will are talking on the porch after they see Jess and Cris leave together. Roseanne admits that she's always loved Cris, that's why she came to Llanview. Cris was supposed to wait for her, she pledged herself to him when she was six. He promised her he'd never fall in love with anyone else.
Kelly keeps asking Blair where she's going to get the money to buy the Sun. Blair tells her not to worry, Kelly will never own the Sun. She tells her not to be naïve and listen to the Buchanans. Kelly gets fed up and goes to leave, but Max catches her outside and brings her back in. Blair once again tells Kelly that she'll never own The Sun. Kelly becomes frustrated and leaves again, while telling Blair she hopes she gets her magic beans.
Bibi wants to know what Cassie is doing there. Kevin convinces Cassie to give him a few moments alone with Barbara. He tells Barbara to stop the calls, the visits to the Banner. He never promised her anything in the wine cellar. Basically, he tells her it was just sex. He can't be the answer to her problems and he doesn't want to be. He loves Cassie, but he'll help Barbara get help. He asks her if she understands. She nods. Drew comes over to help her and Kevin returns to Cassie and they hug as Barbara looks on.
Max wants to know about these "magic beans". He then sees the tape and plays it despite Blair's objections. After he hears what's on it, he tells Blair she can't use for evidence, it's their "meal ticket".
Will and Roseanne discuss Jessica, Will tells her he likes Jessica, she's cool and real. Roseanne says that Jess is vanilla and Will tells her that vanilla is still a pretty popular flavor. Roseanne wants to know how they're getting back to town. Will calls a cab.
Cris begs for Jess's forgiveness. Jessica can't stop thinking about Cris painting Roseanne nude. Cris says that if it bothers her, he'll trash the painting. Cris says he's painting Roseanne to get a scholarship so him and Jess can be together. If they are going to break up because of it, then what's the point, he asks her. Jess tells him, she'll lose him if she asks him to stop and she's afraid she'll lose him to Roseanne if he keeps painting. Cris promises her that won't happen. He asks Jessica to tell him she still loves him. She does and they hug and Cris promises again that everything will be ok.
Kevin and Cassie return home to "pick up where they left off" Cassie forgives Kevin and they kiss as we see Bibi on the dock retrieving her gun. She aims it and says "You're going to pay, both of you" . Oooohhh.