Written by: Marina Lawson
Roseanne is sitting at the counter of the diner looking pensively at a red felt heart. In the background, Carlotta is bussing tables and is calling for Cristian. Carlotta walks toward Roseanne with an arm full of dishes and says she can't believe she just called for Cris. Roseanne tells her it's a force of habit and offers to help her. Téa walks in and asks why there aren't any decent apartments left in town. Carlotta tells her not to worry herself; she can stay with her as long as she likes. Téa appreciates the offer, but feels she needs her own space. Roseanne tells Téa that she thought she would be staying at the Penthouse. Carlotta excuses herself to get rid of the dishes (which look like they're getting pretty heavy). Téa tells Roseanne that Blair is at the Penthouse now. She says the Penthouse would only remind her of the horrible memories there and that the Palace was not a home. Téa says she needs a fresh start and a place big enough for the both of them (she and Roseanne).
Bo & Nora's House
Sykes is at Bo's front door. He asks Bo if he's asking about Drew's case. Bo answers no, it's a family matter--tracking down Jessica.
The Cabin in an Unknown Location
Cris comes in the door with flowers for Jessica. Jessica loves them and goes to put them in water. He asks her what she is reading. She tells him to take a wild guess. He picks up the book, which is titled, "The First Timer's Guide to Pregnancy." She tells him it's a pretty good book that explains what is going on (with her pregnancy). When she comments that she seems to be on track, he sits on the bed with the book and says he wants to know what is going on, too. She sits down on the bed and begins to show him what she's learned so far about the "fetus". He looks at her and reminds her that "it's our baby, Jess."
Nora's Law Office
Coincidentally, Will is looking at a book about the stages of childbirth in Nora's office. Nora walks in and says how the book must be pretty amazing stuff. She is surprised to find that the book he is wrapped up in is a childbirth book. He says that he finds the book "pretty amazing" and she says, "wait until you have one of your own." Will tells her he stopped by to pick up the mail to take to her home as he heard she was in the hospital. Nora tells him she was going crazy at home and that it was a minor setback. She assures Will that the baby is fine. He asks her if she can feel the baby move. She says it is still too early, but when it does move, that it's incredible. He asks her more baby questions with a wistful, interested expression and she asks him if he's planning on having one of his own. Will tells her he's just curious and she tells him that having a baby with someone that you love is one of the most important things you can do on this earth. Will tells Nora that "he's a lucky guy." When Nora asks, "who?" Will answers, "the baby's father" (Nora has a slightly scared, stricken look on her face as Will says this.)
I just have to say that I'm glad to see that Sam has gotten over his bad Thanksgiving hair day where his hair looked like a hair helmet. Sam is looking at a book when his doorbell rings. He answers the door, and is surprised to see Blair, who asks him why he doesn't return his phone calls anymore. When she asks if she can come in, he says he is just on his way out. She comes in anyway, telling him he can't avoid her forever. Sam tells Blair it's not a good time, and she wants to know if they're over for good. She tells him it's a simple question, are they finished or not? He tells her it's not a simple answer. She gives him a couple of suggestions of what he could say and asks if he read the article in The Sun. He answers in the affirmative; that it was very nice, it made him blameless, but didn't change the fact that she lied to him.
Blair reminds him of their date at the Opera when she took off Max's ring and committed herself to him. She tells him that she wanted to give him the tape then. Sam asks her for the 80th time why she didn't. Blair tells him for the 80th time she knew how hurt he would be, that he didn't want to hear anything bad about Todd, and if she had given him the tape, he would have dumped her right then and there. Sam said he wished she had given him the option. Blair says she wished she had too, and never meant to hurt him or anybody, but thought what she had done what was the best. When Sam asks her for whom, Blair says for everybody, especially for Starr. She didn't want to send Starr's Daddy to prison and she didn't want to lose Sam. Sam shakes his head sadly as Blair asks him if he really wants to throw everything they had that was good away. Sam says they had a lot that was good, but that they were victims of bad timing. He starts to recount their bad timing and Blair wants to know about right now. Sam tells her that there is no right now, that too much has happened. Sam opens the door and shows her out. As Blair starts to go out the door, she turns and says she's sorry, because she thought they had something good together. He again nods his head sadly and Blair leaves.
Nora's Law Office
Nora asks Will for a file. Will does not answer right away, as he is lost in thought. She asks him again and he tells her he spaced out. Nora asks if he's okay and Will says he is thinking about Jessica. Nora says she's sorry, she had forgotten that they were close, and that he must miss her. Will says he is worried about Jess. Nora says she too, is worried, and is impressed by his concern, his "honor" and that he will make some young woman very happy some day with his strong sense of loyalty. Will says Nora must have him mixed up with his Dad, because his Dad would do anything for a friend. When Nora agrees with Will, Will tells her that he doesn't have to tell her that. When Nora asks him what he means (Nora is looking guilty) Will explains that Nora has known Sam for a long time and that he has done some pretty amazing things for her.
Roseanne asks Téa what makes her think she wants to live with her. Téa tells her that she just assumed that they would be living together. Roseanne tells her that she would rather stay with Carlotta. Téa tells her that she is not surprised because she has been wrapped up in Todd and has been ignoring Roseanne. Roseanne tells Téa she has her life, and Roseanne has hers. Téa tells Roseanne that she was hoping to get to know her better. Carlotta tells Roseanne that Téa is right, that family should be together.
Andrew enters the diner, asks for coffee and asks to talk to Téa. They go to a booth and sit down. Andrew tells Téa that he wanted to give her space at Viki's Thanksgiving gathering and wanted to be sure she was all right. Téa assures him she's she'll be fine as soon as she wipes away every trace of Todd out of her life. Andrew tells her that it won't be easy, but he will be there for her 24-7. Téa thanks him for being her friend and for not saying, "I told you so". Andrew tells her he doesn't have to because Téa has been hard enough on herself.
Lindsay enters the diner and stands next to Roseanne at the counter. Carlotta asks if her if there is any news from Jessica. Lindsay says no and that she actually came to see Roseanne. She asks Roseanne if her she has a minute. Carlotta looks at Lindsay suspiciously as she and Roseanne walk to a booth at the back of the diner. Lindsay and Roseanne sit down and Lindsay tells her that they need to talk about her stepdaughter and the baby's father. Roseanne asks her if she means Cristian or the "real father". Lindsay feigns surprise. Roseanne tells Lindsay that they both know who the real father is; she heard her try to bribe Cristian to protect Will. Roseanne says she wants to protect Will, too. She goes on to tell Lindsay that Will wants to claim the baby as his own. When Lindsay tells Roseanne he can't do that, Roseanne smiles and says she agrees, and she's the only one who can change his mind. Roseanne tells Lindsay that if she wants her to keep the little secret, she wants something in return.
Bo and Nora's House
Bo gives Sykes the license plate of the kids's car. Bo says that Jessica is a runaway, not a criminal, and doesn't want official police involvement. Sykes says he understands. Bo tells him he appreciates it and that he also appreciates Sykes sending him Drew's case file. Sykes tells him that he hopes it answers some questions Bo might have had. As Sykes starts to leave, Bo asks him what size shoe the murderer had (Sykes who has his back to Bo, has a face is filled with dread).
Cassie and Kevin's House
Barbara is putting Cassie through exercises. Cassie, who is struggling, asks Barbara if she is trying to torture her. Barbara tells her that she thought torture was Cassie's specialty. When Cassie asks Barbara if she tortures her, Barbara changes the subject and says that maybe the new specialist will be able to help Cassie. Cassie thinks she might feel pain in her toes. Barbara bends down to examine her foot and asks if she can feel her touch. Cassie tearfully tells her she can't and Barbara tries to explain phantom pain to her. When Cassie sarcastically says, "maybe she should just cut off her legs" Barbara tries to reassure her again about the new specialist. Cassie tells Barbara not to give her any hope and asks her to go. Barbara won't leave until Cassie finishes her therapy. When Cassie again demands she leave, Barbara obstinately refuses to do so.
Nora's Law Office
Will delivers a file to Nora. Nora asks if Will is still down and asks if there is anything he wants to talk about. Will sidesteps the issue and asks if she wants lunch and she says no. Nora looks at him again and asks if he is having girl trouble. She tells him she used to be a girl and she could help him out. Nora says she saw him with Roseanne at Thanksgiving and asks if it's serious. He says he's not sure. She tells him if she could go back to her own youth she would tell herself to slow down. Will says he thinks Roseanne is already telling herself to slow down. Will excuses himself to go to lunch and says he'll be back.
Nora picks up the childbirth book, smiles, puts her feet up and begins to read. Sam comes into Nora's office looking for Will (Sam look pretty down himself). Nora tells Sam that he has a great kid. Sam smiles, agrees and says, "he makes great kids". Nora looks uncomfortable. Sam asks her why she isn't home. Nora tells him she's pregnant, not sick, and that Sam doesn't look well, he looks beat. Sam tells her he is beat. When Nora asks why, Sam tells her the reason--its' Blair, and they're finished for good.
Cassie and Kevin's House
Barbara and Cassie are continuing to torment each other. Blair walks into Cassie's house (hasn't she heard of knocking?) and tells Cassie she needs help with Sam. Blair asks how far a woman should go to win back the man she loves. Cassie and Barbara exchange scathing glances.
Bo and Nora's House
Sykes repeats Bo's question (about the size of the killer's shoes) and turns and asks wasn't that information in the reports he sent Bo. Bo says he received a tip about footprints at the crime scene. Sykes tells him "you know how tips can be." Bo says he thinks the tip is legitimate and asks if he found any Arrow sneakers. Sykes says that they didn't find any sneakers, and that Munk would have dumped them. Bo agrees and asks again if Munk was the murderer. Sykes tells Bo,
"you read the report." Bo asks if there were any new evidence, would he reopen the case. Sykes says yes. Bo thanks him and then thanks him again for his help finding Jessica and Cris. He asks Sykes as he walks out Bo's front door to let him know if he finds anything out about the kids or "about those sneakers" (as Sykes desperately tries to leave).
Lindsay asks Roseanne if she is blackmailing her. Roseanne says she's asking for a favor. Lindsay tells her she doesn't think she is going to like the favor very much. Roseanne tells her they both want the same thing--for Cris and Jessica to live happily ever after with their baby. Lindsay asks what the favor is. Roseanne tells her that she and Will have grown close and she knows Lindsay does not approve of her. Lindsay says that every mother thinks that no woman is good enough for her son. Roseanne tells her to get over it fast. Lindsay asks if that is the favor. Roseanne tells her it is, more or less, and all she wants is for her and Wills' relationship to work out on its own. Lindsay tells her whatever is meant to be will be (shades of Doris Day!). Roseanne tells her that Lindsay's opinion will help her cause. Will is torn between the truth and her, but a little help from Lindsay would help him decide.
In a booth across the diner, Téa tells Andrew that he is very sweet and must have more important things to worry about than her. Carlotta walks up and hands Téa an envelope with her name on it that she says was left at the counter. Téa looks at the envelope and tells Carlotta and Andrew that it is from Todd. She opens the envelope and takes out her wedding ring. Téa says she doesn't understand how it got there because she had left the ring at the Penthouse. Andrew tells her it can't be easy for her. Téa says that Todd can be 1000 miles away and still try to keep his hold on her. Carlotta tells Téa she doesn't have to let him. Andrew asks her if she's going to seek an annulment and that he'll help her get one.
Will enters the diner and Lindsay rushes up to him. When Will tells Lindsay, "not now Mom", she tells him that she just had a great conversation with Roseanne. Roseanne is watching from a distance. When Will tells Lindsay that he thought she didn't like Roseanne, Lindsay tells Will she just didn't know her well enough. Will asks Lindsay what they talked about and Lindsay says she has to get to the gallery. Will looks over his shoulder at Roseanne and goes to sit with her. He immediately asks what happened with his mother. When she jokes that she cast a spell on her, he asks her to be serious. When Roseanne asks if it's so hard to believe his mother could get to like her, Will says he guesses not.
Roseanne asks what's up with Will and he tells her he's been thinking about her question at Thanksgiving--whether it was a choice between Jessica and Roseanne. When Roseanne realizes that Will has been wrestling with the "right choice" she tries to turn off the pressure, but Will has already made a choice.
Cris reminds Jessica that she has to see a doctor and he would like to go with her (for those interested, Cris has a very strange bedroom hair thing going on) if she doesn't mind. Jessica says she doesn't mind. Cris, not being convinced, asks her what's wrong. Jessica can't believe that Cris is being so great. Cris tells her that he loves her. Jessica reminds him that it's not his baby, and Cris tells her that he'll love the baby as if it's his own.
Sam is telling Nora again why he is finishing it with Blair, that he would not have any other reason to finish it with her other than Blair's betrayal and lies. He tells Nora that the baby has nothing to do with it. Nora feigns ignorance and repeats her mantra about "Bo's Baby" and how she doesn't want to discuss it. Sam nods and tells Nora he and Blair had a lot of problems. Nora asks Sam if he is planning to go out of town. Sam asks her why she's asking. Nora says that Asa seems to want him out of Llanview. Sam tells her he is not ready to move on. When Nora asks him about Chicago, he asks her if she's really worried. When she answers no, in a not so convincing tone, he tells her about being at the airport and extracts the two old Tahiti tickets. Nora puts her head on her hand as she remembers the significance of the tickets. Sam tells her that the ticket agent was impressed that he still had the tickets. Sam tells her the tickets are not any good and says he knows that if she goes to Tahiti or anywhere, it will be with Bo and the baby, not him. "To the future", he says as he and Nora look at each other, unsure about the future.
Roseanne can guess the answer, the choice is Jessica. Will tells her it's not about choosing her or Jessica, it's about what's right and wrong (and why she can't get this concept, I don't know). He says it will all blow up sooner or later. She says she's not trying to stop him. Will asks her what it is she is trying to do. Roseanne says she wants him to wait a few days. Will wants to know what that will do? She says maybe Jessica and Cris will come back. Will knows this will not change things, and she asks him to do it for her. He tells her if they're going to work out, he needs to tell the truth. She tries to stop him, but he leaves. Roseanne reaches down and picks up a scarf Will has left behind. She takes out her red felt heart and a voodoo doll and presses them together. Carlotta walks up and tells her she thought she was done with spells and magic. Roseanne tells her that it isn't magic, it's a love charm for Téa. Carlotta tells her Téa should stay away from love and that Roseanne should stay away from all of that ungodly stuff.
Carlotta approaches Téa and asks if she wants her to get rid of Todd's ring. Téa tells her she thinks she'll keep it as a symbol of what her life with Todd would have been, an empty hole that goes on and on. Carlotta starts to speak and Téa interrupts her saying, "you think I can't let go of it because you think I'm holding onto Todd?" Carlotta asks her if she is a mind reader now. Téa tells her not to worry; she's keeping the ring so that she won't forget what she went through.
Bo & Nora's
Bo answers the door. It's Andrew. Bo tells Andrew that his visits are beginning to be a habit, not that he minds. Andrew apologizes for having come over so early in the morning (last week) and was worried that it might have disturbed Bo. He tells Andrew talking about Drew's murder helped and that Sykes had been by. He tells Andrew that he asked Sykes a few questions under the guise of asking for help with Jessica and Cris. Andrew asks if he got any answers. Bo says he did not get the answers he wanted, but got the answers he expected. Andrew says he has to leave, but asks if Bo is still pursuing his doubts about Drew's case. Bo tells him that until he's convinced Munk pulled the trigger, he's looking into it. Andrew tells him that Cassie is making progress. Bo says he's glad and Andrew says he's surprised that Barbara is taking care of Cassie based on their history. Bo asked what that was all about. Andrew says when you find out the answer to the question, let me know.
Cassie and Kevin's House
Barbara thinks she should leave as Blair continues to ask for help with Sam. Cassie tells her that two heads are better than one. Cassie asks Blair where she stands with Sam. Blair says she thought the piece in the Sun would move him, but it didn't. Cassie asks if she talked to him. Blair tells her that she tried, but Sam blew her off and what should she do next. Cassie tells Blair she should weaken Sam's resistance and catch him in a weak moment. She turns to Barbara and asks, "isn't that right Barbara?" Cassie turns back to Blair and says, "after all, you're a beautiful woman, you must have a trick or two up your sleeve." Blair asks if she's saying should she seduce Sam. Blair says it doesn't sound like Cassie. Cassie says she's learned a thing or two. As Barbara again tries to leave, Cassie admonishes her to stay. Cassie again tells Blair to work her womanly charms on Sam until he pays attention, and when his guard is down, go in for the kill. What did she have to lose? Blair tells her she's a sweet, wonderful cousin and leaves to put her plan into action. Barbara is looking uncomfortable and tells Cassie once again that what happened with Kevin was over. Cassie says it's not over for her. Barbara says she does not want to be taunted in front of other people. Cassie asks Barbara what is she going to do to her if she doesn't stop tormenting her, they engage in more of what they should or would do to each other ( I have to say that this whole thing has become drawn out and boring; what is even more heinous is that Cassie is still withholding the information that Barbara is Drew's killer).
The doorbell rings and Bo comes in. Bo tells them he's glad he caught them both together.
Blair finds a key under Sam's doormat and lets herself in. She has a trench coat on. She takes out glasses and champagne from her bag. She puts on some lights and lights candles. Lindsay comes up the walk and is surprised to find the door unlocked.
Lindsay walks in. Blair has her back to the door and drops her trench coat. She turns around expecting to see Sam, and is shocked to see Lindsay, who is twice as shocked to see Blair in nothing but a very revealing red teddy.
Cris asks Jessica if she still wants to get married. Jess tells him she thinks they will make it and they should take a vow that as long as they live they should always come back to the same motel. Cris is surprised until Jessica tells him it's because it's their first home.
Sam tells Nora (as he yawns) she should go home because she's tired. She gets up to go and tells him he can wait for Will in the office. He asks if there is anything he can do and she tells him he can either vacuum or dust. He tells her to take care and picks up the Tahiti tickets. Will enters and finds Sam in a pensive mood. Will asks where Nora is. Sam tells him Nora was tired and has gone home. When Will asks what the tickets were for, Sam changes the subject and proudly tells Will that Nora thinks the world of him. When Will asks Sam if it's because he was worried about Jessica, Sam laments, "poor kids, poor parents." Will looks at Sam and says, he's one of those parents. When Sam asks, "what?" Will says, "Cristian isn't the father of Jessica's baby, I am." Sam is stunned by Will's statement, but doesn't really seem all that surprised.