Written by: Marina Lawson
Kevin and Kelly are searching Cassie's hospital room, trying to figure
out where Dorian might have taken her, but are unsuccessful. Kevin
decides to call all the other hospitals in the surrounding area to see if
Dorian might have taken her to one of them. (He's already begun to use
the irritating "my wife" term).
St. Anne's Sanitarium
Dorian is holding up a picture of Kevin and is telling the doctor that he
is not to come anywhere near Cassie. She tells him that it's Kevin's
psychological abuse that has put Cassie there. When the doctor tries to
point out Cassie's contributing mental history and the Cramer family
history of mental illness, Dorian (who is borderline herself) reminds him
of the generous contributions she has made to the sanitarium. As the
doctor assures Dorian that Cassie will be well taken care of, Dorian
continues her assault on Kevin with Mel listening in the background. As
the doctor tells Dorian he won't let Kevin near Cassie, Mel bursts in on
their conversation; he won't allow her to do this. Dorian looks at Mel in
Sam is reading Lindsay's love letter. As he reads, he shakes his head in
disbelief. Sam is interrupted by Lindsay reciting verbatim from her
letter about his sleeping with Nora and how she will keep the secret.
Lindsay's voice is full of pleading and hope.
The Police Station
Bo and Hank are walking around the station amid the installation of
computers. They go into Bo's office to talk, but another workman is in
there. Bo and Hank dismiss the workman so that they can talk about the
"Nora situation." Bo tells Hank about his conversations with Sam and Nora
and says he knows they're both lying to him. He thinks they are having an
Bo & Nora's House
Nora is practicing her acceptance speech (she looks quite lovely in a
black evening dress, but how can someone that pregnant wear such high
heels?) but stumbles when she repeats the words "integrity" and "truth."
She tries on her confession to Bo for size and the anguish of her
confession is apparent.
The Palace Dining Room
Téa walks in and sees River and Andrew having dinner. River is picking at
his dinner. River wants to see his mother and Andrew explains that Cassie
is sick. River asks if his Mom is going to die and does she still love
him. Andrew reassures River, but River continues to play with his food.
Andrew starts to reprimand him, and suddenly Téa puts a laptop in front
of River. She asks him if he would like to make a card for someone? While
River works on the card, Andrew takes Téa aside and thanks her. Téa
understands how River feels, she remembers how it felt for her mother to
Mel is telling the doctor he can't do this. The doctor says he has no
choice but to obey Dorian because of the court order and her allegations.
The doctor goes to leave the photo with the security guard. Mel can't
believe what Dorian is doing; Kevin loves Cassie. Dorian tells him that
love has nothing to do with it, it's marital abuse. When Mel tries to
reason with Dorian, she continues to spew her twisted logic for what
she's doing; she'll keep Kevin away. Mel tells her she won't have his
help. Dorian doesn't care.
Cassie's Hospital Room
Kevin is still trying to phone hospitals to find Cassie. The Ace Reporter
can't believe that they won't him any information (because hospitals have
rules like CONFIDENTIALITY you dope!) The nurse comes in to tell them
she needs the room. Kevin asks her if she knows where Dorian has taken
"his wife." The nurse has no idea. Kelly tells Kevin they'll try another
hospital. Kevin's cell phone rings and it's Mel. Mel tells Kevin where
Cassie is and informs him that Dorian has arranged it so that he can get
nowhere near Cassie. Kevin tells Mel to warn Dorian to stay out of his
Lindsay is still trying to convince Sam they can make a go of it because
they always loved each other, even during the bad times. She relives the
old, good memories for him. As she continues to stroll down memory lane,
Sam reminds her about the fights they often had at the tail end of her
memories, including the morning he found out she was sleeping with his
junior partner. Lindsay says it's all in the past and they can start
over. Sam says they can't, it's been tried before and they failed.
Lindsay tells him she still loves him, he tells her he's not living in
the past and she shouldn't either. Lindsay says she is living in the
present and hoping for the future (how poetic). She tries to get Sam to
say that if he loves her a little, she can build on that, but Sam
finally tells her he doesn't love her. It's over and she has to accept
Hank can't believe that Bo thinks Nora and Sam are having an affair. Bo
says if he saw them together, he would know what he was talking about.
Hank says he has (Now, this really kills me, Nora and Hank are supposed
to have the connection, they share a child, and he's snitching on Nora,
talk about loyalty!) and he thinks something is going on, but it's not
Nora's style. Bo continues to list all of the things that are making him
suspicious of Nora, but Hank says it's the pregnancy. Bo is tired of that
explanation. Hank starts to defend Nora (finally). Bo says that there's
always been something between Sam and Nora. Hank reminds him about the
baby and Bo thinks that Nora is sick, maybe that's what the secret is all
Bo & Nora's House
The doorbell rings and Nora answers the door. It's Max. He tells her she
looks great. Max wants to talk about something personal. Max wants to be
sure that Nora will still be his lawyer after she has her baby. When she
asks why, he tells her that while they are batting about words like
"integrity" and "decency" around the room at her awards ceremony, he
doesn't want her to remember that he isn't any of those things (why this
particular scene is necessary other than to add another brick of guilt to
Nora's already heavy burden is beyond me). Nora is looking really guilty.
Max asks if she is okay. Nora says she doesn't deserve any award.
Lindsay is still trying to prove to Sam they still have something
special. Sam is still resisting the notion. Lindsay, the glutton for
punishment, asks him why not, He was so nice to her over the holidays?
Sam tells her he examined all of these things after they divorced. His
plans did not include being married to her again. She gasps in hurt. Sam
tells her he likes himself better away from her. She tells him it's a
terrible thing to say, but he continues to try to explain why, saying
that all they did was fight. He tells her again they have to let go of
the past. Lindsay says Sam hasn't let go of the past, he can't love her
because he still loves Nora.
Nora & Bo's House
Max tells her she deserves everything, that she's only feeling that way
because of hormones. Nora tells Max it's something with Bo. He asks if he
can help. Nora tells Max that there is something she's holding back. Max
reminds her that Bo forgave her for not telling him that she knew about
the kidnapping of his kids. If he could forgive her that, he could
forgive her anything. Nora says she has to tell Bo her secret, and Max
reassures her that everything will be okay. Nora shoos Max out. She has
someplace to go before the ceremony.
Bo is sure that Nora is sick. She was like this when she had a brain
tumor. Hank echos what I was just thinking. Two seconds ago he thought
Nora was having an affair, now he thinks she has a brain tumor?! Bo says
that Sam is her best friend and she has run to him for other things
(i.e., Georgie). He says Nora didn't begin to act like this until she
got pregnant and the behavior all ties into the pregnancy. Bo is sure
that Nora is putting the baby's life before hers because she is sick.
Hank tells him to get the facts.
The Palace Restaurant
Andrew tellsTéa that Dorian blamed him for Cassie's first nervous
breakdown, and now she's blaming Kevin. He says that if Dorian succeeds
in keeping Kevin away, Cassie will withdraw further and further into
herself; he can't let that happen. Téa asks Andrew if he's still in love
with her. Andrew tells her that River needs his mother. River has
finished his card and wants Téa to print it out. When Andrew tells River
that Téa has a meeting, River says he needs it now. Andrew tries to
reason with River. Téa tells him if he eats a little more of his food,
the three of them will go to her office to print out the card. As River
goes to eat his food, Andrew asks her about the awards dinner. Téa says
that Nora won't miss her.
Dorian comes into the room and tells Mel that Cassie is calm and it's
because she's kept Kevin away from her. Mel tells her that it could be
due to anything, like medication and rest. Dorian sarcastically asks Mel
when he got his medical degree. Mel says that he and Kevin suffer from
the same illness, they both love Cramer women and would do anything to
save them; that's why he called Kevin. Dorian can't believe Mel is
working against her. Dorian says she should have learned her lesson from
Canton, Mel has put her daughter in danger.
Kevin walks in with Kelly and is being chased by a nun. Dorian is
hysterical, asking where security is because Kevin is not supposed to be
allowed in. As if on cue, two big burly security men run into the room.
Mel tells Kevin what room Cassie is in. As Kevin turns to go to her room,
security restrains him.
Sam refuses to discuss Nora with Lindsay. Lindsay tells him that the
reason their marriage failed was because of his love for Nora. Sam tells
her it was because of
"stupid explosions like this" and he doesn't have to listen to it
anymore. Lindsay realizes she has gone too far and calms down. She tries
to tell Sam that she knows it must be hard for him to see Bo and Nora
together, but that Nora is out of his life, please give them a chance.
Sam tells her it's too late. Lindsay says she meant what she said in the
letter, she won't throw Nora up in his face (what was that two seconds
ago?) they'll be better people if they give each other another chance.
Sam says he won't, not now, not ever. Lindsay continues to grovel and
plead for another chance. Nora walks into the room (the door to Sam's
office is open) and hears Lindsay begging. Sam finally stops Lindsay from
going any further, and Lindsay turns to see Nora. Nora apologizes for
interrupting, but Lindsay sarcastically tells her not to leave on her
account. Lindsay starts to leave and calls Nora "Woman of the Year' and
then sarcastically adds, "but then again, you're his woman every year,
aren't you?" Sam asks Lindsay where she's going. "Suddenly you care?" she
says. After Lindsay leaves, Nora tells Sam that she's going to tell Bo
the truth tonight.
Security is still trying to restrain Kevin, who is repeating "she's my
wife" (note: does he have some aversion to calling her Cassie?).
Dorian snarls at Kevin and tells him that he's the one who betrayed her.
Kelly tells Dorian that the judge has lifted the restraining order. Mel
tells Kevin that Dorian has had herself appointed Cassie's legal
guardian. Kevin reminds everybody (as if they didn't already know) that
Cassie is his wife. Dorian says it's temporary. Kevin says that he wants
to talk to Cassie's doctor. Mel tells Kevin to get legal help. Kevin
takes Kelly aside and tells her to find Cassie. He tells to make sure
Cassie knows he loves her. Kevin then tells security to take him away.
Dorian tells Mel that things are already hard enough and she doesn't want
to have to fight him, too. Mel starts to leave and Dorian issues a
warning to him: he if goes out the door, she might not take him back.
Mel looks at Dorian in disgust and leaves. Dorian's pinched face looks
disappointed and sad.
Hank reminds Bo that Nora's award ceremony is about to start. Hank tells
Bo that this is Nora's night and to wait until it's over to get to the
bottom of things. Bo says that things will get settled tonight; they're
in this together, he'll do everything he can to help her get well, and it
won't be Sam that helps her, it will be him.
Sam tells Nora she has to be honest with Bo. Nora tells Sam she wanted to
warn Sam, she doesn't know how Bo will take it. Sam tells Nora it will
affect all of them. Nora is worried about how it will affect Will. Sam
tells her not to worry, just take care of herself now. She tells Sam
she's sorry. Sam tells her that all that's important is her happiness.
Nora tells him that their friendship is going to end the minute she tells
Bo. Sam says they both knew that. Nora says it never seemed so real or so
scary before. Sam thanks her for the opportunity to say good-bye. He
tells her he'll miss her. Nora says she will also miss him. They look
tearfully at each other and Nora leaves.
Sam says tearfully and with a lot of emotion, "I love you, I always will"
(this was very moving, I was tearful!).
The Palace Dining Room
Lindsay walks into the dining room and looks at Nora's picture naming her
"Woman of the Year." Lindsay says to no one in particular "Woman of the
Year; I know what kind of a woman you are, maybe it's time everybody else