Jessica went to see Cristian and was surprised to learn that Roseanne had moved in with him. Jessica told Cristian that she still loved him and wanted to keep him in her life. As Jessica was leaving, Cristian offered to see her home so they could talk more. At St. Anne's, Andrew gave Kevin clerical garments that allowed him to sneak past the guards to see Cassie. Kevin was heartbroken when he realized that Cassie thought he was Andrew and had no memory of their marriage. Renee kept Nora company as she agonized over Bo's whereabouts. Asa arrived and had to be convinced to stand by Nora's attempt to save her marriage. Meanwhile, Bo confronted Sam about his relationship with Nora. Sam tried to convince Bo that Nora's actions were out of love for Bo. Bo punched out Sam when he admitted to Bo that he still wanted Nora. Will overheard Sam and Bo's confrontation and argued with Sam about his dishonesty. Will walked out on his father and sought comfort from Roseanne. Bo returned home and ordered Asa to leave. Nora tried to make Bo understand her actions, but he packed a bag and walked out on her.
Due to breaking news events, One Life To Live did not air today. The episode that was scheduled to air Tuesday, January 19th will now air on Wednesday, January 20th.
Written by: Marina Lawson
Max has his feet up on Blair's desk reading The Sun. Blair comes in to office and gleefully tells Max that The Sun has sold out and how it will run Sam Rappaport out of town on a rail. Max looks up at her and says that she must have loved him a lot to do such a number on him. Blair looks down at him with disdain.
Bo & Nora's House
Nora answers the door and finds Sam reading The Sun. She can't believe he's there. Sam asks Nora if Bo is there and hands her the paper. He asks if she's okay, she says no. Nora notices the bruise on Sam's left cheek and asks if Bo did it. Sam says he'll live; Bo lost his temper at his house. Nora tells Sam that Bo has moved out and doesn't consider her his wife. Sam asks if there is anything he can do. Nora says she'd like to turn back the clock.
Bo's Office at the Police Station
Bo is asleep in his chair and is awakened by the "computer guy." Bo asks him what he's doing there and the "guy" unwittingly says he's there to get his software up and running. Bo is struck by the irony and leaves his office. As he goes out into the station, he notices one of the patrolman looking at him with a guilty expression as he puts down the newspaper he is reading. Bo picks up the paper and reads the Sun's headline: "RAPAPORT LAYS EGG IN COMMISSIONER'S NEST."
Cristian & Roseanne's Apartment
Will wakes up and finds himself next to Roseanne. He realizes he has spent the night there and looks up to find Cristian in the room. When he apologizes for being there, Cris tells him to relax, he and Roseanne are just roommates.
Bo & Nora's House
Nora is reading the paper and comments on what a good time Blair must have had writing the article. Sam comments that Blair won't be having such a good time when he sues her. Nora says that she was just quoting Lindsay. She tells Sam that if he goes after Blair, tomorrow's headline will be worse. Sam says Todd taught Blair well. Sam and Nora talk about the irony of it all--she meant to tell Bo, Lindsay just got there first. Nora says the big mistake was losing faith in her husband. Nora then asks Sam to go, there's nothing he can do. Sam tells Nora she will always have his friendship and respect. Nora tells Sam she's going to fight back. Sam expects nothing less.
The Police Station
Bo gives The Sun back to the officer and tells everyone within earshot that he doesn't want any gossip behind his back, that his personal life is his own. As he continues to rail at them, Hank appears and tells Bo to take it easy and they go into Bo's office. Bo kicks the "computer guy" out of his office yet again. Bo asks Hank if he's an idiot, he's supposed to be a detective. They continue to discuss how Bo missed all the signs and how he missed the excuses. Hank (who is supposed to be Nora's friend) says he can't believe Nora did it. Hank lamely tries to defend Nora, but Bo isn't buying it. Asa enters Bo's office. Father and son look at each other.
Blair denies that she still loves Sam. When Max points out that she put Sam in the headlines, Blair says it was to point out what a hypocritical liar Sam was; she was jumping through hoops to live up to his image. Max says he likes Blair the way she is--manipulative and conniving. Max tells Blair it's fine to drag Sam through the mud, but that it is also affecting Bo and Nora. Blair says they're his friends, not hers. Max says they are important to him, and not to kick them while they're down; Kelly would agree with him. Blair disagrees.
Bo & Nora's House (Can I Still Call It That?)
Sam says that Nora is a fighter. Nora says no matter what happens, the baby will be okay. Sam says he has faith in her. Nora says she just has to find a way to win back Bo's love and respect. She again tries to get Sam to leave. They look at each other sadly. Nora goes to the mantle and looks at a picture of her and Bo in happier times.
The Police Station
Asa enters Bo's office and Hank excuses himself. Asa tells Bo if he could try to see the whole picture, maybe he could understand how it happened. Bo can't understand how Asa kept it from him, all he wanted was the truth. Bo is too overwhelmed by the "lie" to listen to Asa and rehashes the chain of events again (including the fact that Asa knew that Bo was sterile while he was at sea). As Asa tries to explain, Bo doesn't want to hear it. Asa again tries to explain that it was Nora's pregnancy that brought Bo back from the "dead" when he was in the hospital; he knew then how important the pregnancy was to Bo. Bo still doesn't want to hear it. Asa tells Bo that he would do anything to protect him. Bo tells Asa that the baby Nora is carrying is not a Buchanan; and this was lucky, because after the way the family treated him, he didn't see what the big deal was to be a Buchanan.
Bo goes on to say being a Buchanan is nothing to be proud of. Asa tells Bo to get some rest. Bo has had enough. He kicks Asa out of his office. Hank comes back in and asks Bo if he is okay. Bo says he just wants to do some work. The poor "computer guy" comes back and Bo realizes he won't be able to get any work done there. He tells Hank he's going home.
Nora phones to talk to Bo. Hanks takes the phone from him and tells Nora that Bo has gone "home."
Max is still protesting Blair's over use of Nora's story. Blair is determined to use the story to drag down the Buchanans, it's payback time. They can use the story for months to come. Max reminds Blair that the Buchanans fight back. Blair asks Max if he has lost his nerve. Max says enough is enough. Blair pops out her computer disc to run the story and Max trails after her.
Téa enters Blair's office and takes out the key that Todd has sent her for Christmas.
Roseanne and Cristian's Apartment
This is a really boring conversation where Will and Roseanne talk about their boring relationship. They discuss their assessment of each other and it was really hard not to snooze through this. Will can't believe that he still has Roseanne's support after everything that's happened. Will talks about how his mother was right about Nora and Sam all along. There was more conversation but it really didn't contribute to the story line.
Sam is saying "no comment" to someone on the phone and his doorbell rings. It's Lindsay. He tells her to go away. He asks her if she's happy. Lindsay says she didn't mean for it to happen. She tries to justify her actions, she was hurt, she was drunk, she loves Sam. Sam doesn't believe her. She notices the bruise on his cheek and asks if Bo did it. Lindsay goes to touch his face and Sam tells her not to touch him. He takes her by the arm and throws her out of his house. Lindsay stands outside his front door, weeping.
Blair's Office at The Sun
Téa is going through Blair's desk trying to find something the key fits when Blair walks in, catching her in the act. Blair goes to call security and Téa tries to stop her. Max walks in and asks what is going on. Blair mistakenly thinks that Téa is trying to dig up more dirt on her and she plans on putting Téa behind bars. Max says he thought they were through with that. Téa tries to explain what she is doing there, but Blair says she is going to call the police. Blair then notices that Téa has a key and realizes it's the present Todd sent her. Blair also realizes that Téa doesn't know what it opens. When Blair offers to take the key and try it out, Téa refuses. Blair tries to call the police again, but Max stops her. Blair then tells Téa if she catches her near the penthouse or her daughter, she'll follow through with her threat to call the police. Téa leaves. Max realizes that Blair wants the key--badly.
Sam gets a phone call from someone in trouble. Sam tells the person on the phone he'll be a plane today. Will enters, overhears the conversation and thinks Sam is skipping town to escape "the heat."
Blair says she and Starr have more of a right to the key than Téa. She tries to cajole Max into getting the key from Téa. Max says he'll try if she backs off on Nora and Bo. Blair refuses, she'll get the key herself.
Sam and Will talk about their "shared traits" and Sam says he's there for him. Will asks him about the phone call. Sam tells him it's urgent and that he has to leave town. He asks Will if it's okay with him. Will says he has to get used to the idea of him and Nora. Sam says if he needs anything day or night, he will be there for him. He hugs Will (with a lot of emotion).
Nora & Bo's
Asa comes into the house looking haggard and worn. He tells Nora he went to see Bo and that he's much worse. Nora says she did a terrible thing to him. Asa tells Nora she is his daughter-in-law and the child she is carrying is his grandchild. Nora tells him that Bo is on his way home. Asa thinks he may have lost Bo forever.
Bo is checking in to the hotel. Lindsay approaches and apologizes to Bo, but he doesn't feel like talking. Lindsay says if he ever feels like talking, she's right down the hall. Bo is pensive.
Asa barged into Blair's office and threatened to sue her for printing the trash about Sam, Nora and Bo in THE SUN.. Asa chewed Blair out and told her she was a loser. Max asked Blair not to print any more articles about the Buchanans, but she went behind his back and printed one anyway. Mel and Dorian had another huge argument and he apologized for not defending her to Viki. When Mel wanted Dorian to stop keeping Kevin from Cassie, she threw him out again. At The Banner, Kevin told Jessica and Joey about Cassie's condition and that he had to impersonate Andrew in order to get in to see her. An overworked Viki told Joey about the bad dreams that she had been having lately and attributed it to missing Clint. Viki later received a letter from Clint tendering his resignation. Mel told Viki that he was working on a big story, but couldn't tell her about it yet. Jessica agreed to think about letting Will be more active in her pregnancy. During their discussion, Will and Jessica got excited when they felt their baby kick for the first time. Will announced that he wanted to quit school, but Jessica and Roseanne talked him out of it. Will vowed not to turn out like his father.
Mel and Dorian
Mel returns to Dorian's to apologize for walking out and finds his clothes still decorating the foyer. "I want this marriage to work", he tells her. He wants to sit down and discuss it like adults, but she says she has to change and go and visit Cassie. Mel asks if he can come along. Only if that means you agree with me about keeping Kevin away from Cassie, she tells him. Mel doesn't agree, but he does want to be there to support Cassie. The discussion soon turns into an argument, with Dorian accusing Mel of not loving her because he supports Kevin and Mel telling her he's taking this position because he loves her and doesn't want her to do something she'll regret later. Dorian finally agrees to let him come with her to visit Cassie, but only so he can see that Dorian is right. And once he sees that Dorian is right, she demands that he print a public apology to her in The Banner.
Kevin, Cassie, Andrew, Mel and Dorian
Andrew arrives at St. Anne's and goes to the desk to sign in. He notices a picture of Kevin lying on the desk with a warning for security not to let him in. When Andrew goes to sign his name, he notices that his name has already been signed.
Kevin, dressed as a minister, is talking to Cassie. The only problem is, Cassie is delusional and believes that Kevin is Andrew. She is tell *Andrew* how she thanks god every day for their marriage. She continues on to tell him that the day that they lost William was the worst day of her life, but she has a secret now. After a little convincing from Kevin, she tells him the secret, that she found a baby in the manger outside the church. The real Andrew walks in just as Cassie is asking Kevin if they can adopt the baby she found. The conversation is interrupted when Cassie has to leave to go to a therapy session. "Kevin, what are you doing?", Andrew asks.
Andrew is angry that Kevin appears to be using Cassie's memories of her marriage to him(Andrew). Kevin insists that's not what he's doing, he's not sure how to react to Cassie's state of mind, if he should tell her the truth or go along with her delusion. Mel and Dorian arrive and when Dorian spots Kevin, she throws an absolute fit, screaming at the guard for allowing Kevin to see Cassie. Kevin tries to explain what Dorian is doing is not helping Cassie, but she refuses to listen. Kevin finally has no choice but to leave and asks Andrew to watch after Cassie for him.
Cassie returns from therapy and informs Andrew that she fed the baby. She then says hello to Dorian and asks Mel when he's going to make an honest woman out of Dorian. Cassie's worried about Mel and Dorian knowing about the baby, but Andrew assures her they won't tell. Cassie informs Andrew that she'd like to name the baby William, but they'll call him River. Dorian and Mel look on with worried expressions on their faces.
Bo, Sykes and Téa
In his office at the police station, Bo is having trouble with the new computer system when Sykes walks in. Sykes informs Bo that Asa is still calling, trying to get a hold of him. Tell him I'm on a case and not available, Bo instructs. Sykes leaves and Bo picks up and stares at a picture of Nora.
There's a knock on the door and Bo puts the picture of Nora in a drawer. It's Sykes returning with the good news that Senator Graham resigned and there's going to be a federal investigation into his cover-up of Barbara'a crimes. Sykes will have to testify for the investigation and also at Barbara's trial, for which a date has been set. Bo really doesn't care that much about the trial. There's a knock on the door, it's Téa. She's come for some help since the new computer system seems to have erased all the evidence in a case she's trying against a Freddie Pelligrino. Sykes thinks that the files must have been renamed and heads off to try to find them. Bo offers to go with Téa to talk to the judge and try to get a postponement.
Nora and Will
At her law office, Nora is also looking at a picture of the two of them while telling reporters on the telephone that she has no comment. She calls a client, Mrs. Montclair, and leaves a message confirming their appointment at the courthouse at 2 o'clock. Will walks in to Nora's office, gives her a letter from Sam and quits. He really respected her and he can't understand how she could do this to Bo. Nora says she asks herself the very same question. In hindsight she knows it was wrong, but at the time she was frightened and thought a baby would be the only thing to give Bo the will to live. Nora tries to take all of the responsibility for what happened, but Will doesn't believe it. "Don't give me this 'friendship' crap", he tells her, Sam was in love with Nora and "this was just his own sick way of acting out his fantasy." Nora suggests that Will cut Sam some slack. Will doesn't seem inclined to do this, especially since Sam turned tail and ran as soon as the news hit the papers. Nora is shocked to learn Sam left town. Will leaves after suggesting Nora read Sam's letter. Nora angrily rips open the letter and Sam's note tells her he had to leave town suddenly to deal with an emergency. He hopes his absence will help Nora and Bo get back together and tells her to get in touch with his service if she needs anything at all.
Will and Lindsay
Will is at home working on a term paper when Sam calls. Will assures him that everything is just fine. Lindsay arrives and grabs the phone and tries to talk to Sam, but he hangs up on her. Will and Lindsay discuss the whole situation and Will is not mad at her for what she did. He's disappointed in his father and doesn't think he can ever trust him again. Lindsay offers to stay and make Will dinner, but Will wants to be alone, he needs some time to think about everything. Lindsay goes back to her hotel room and has a drink while looking at the pictures of Nora and Sam on the front page of The Sun. She tears out Nora's picture and crumples it.
Nora, Téa and Bo
Nora is at the courthouse to meet her client, Mrs. Montclair. Mrs. Montclair informs Nora that her services are no longer needed, "I can hardly have my name associated with an adulteress." Bo and Téa arrive in time to overhear the remark. Nora offers to at least brief Mrs. Montclair's new representation so that they don't go into court unprepared. "I find that far less worrisome than the prospect of being represented by someone who's hardly better than the town tramp.", says Mrs. Montclair.
Bo turns away and heads into the courtroom, but Téa stops to defend Nora. She tells Mrs. Montclair that Nora is a wonderful attorney and she's a fool if she fires Nora. But Mrs. Montclair refuses to change her mind and walks away. Téa tries to make Nora feel better, but Nora thinks Mrs. Montclair was right, any evidence Nora tried to present would be tainted by association with her. Nora's not so concerned about her law practice though, she would gladly give it all up as long as she doesn't lose Bo. Fight for Bo, Téa tells her, and don't give up. Bo loves Nora very much and love will win out in the end. Bo pokes his head out of the courtroom and Téa goes to join him. Bo and Nora exchange glances, but do not say a word.
Bo and Téa come out of the courtroom, disappointed and frustrated that the judge wouldn't grant a continuance and threw the case out because of lack of evidence. The defendant, Freddie Pelligrino, leaves the courtroom gloating that he's a free man. He rubs it in to Bo and Téa and makes suggestive remarks to Téa that he can help relieve her loneliness and frustration. Bo is furious and swears that he will dedicate himself to getting punks like that off the street. Téa agrees with him, but suggests that he not bury himself in his work instead of dealing with the situation about Nora.
As the song, Anyone Who Had a Heart by Dione Warwick plays, Bo returns to his office to find Nora sitting behind his desk.