Written by: Diane Hopkins
Téa and John
Téa found the locker where the "key" that Todd gave her fits. As John stood
beside her, a Mariachi Band strolls by them. She doesn't want to disappoint
and tries to kiss him. She then walks away to the locker, puts the key in
and then turns around and looks at John.
Joey is asking R.J. about Kelly's whereabouts when suddenly he hears loud
laughing and in walks Kelly and Max. Joey asks Max, why are you doing this?
Max asks, doing what. Joey says taking advantage of Kelly.
Blair calls out to Dorian, who is sorting out Mel's belongings. Dorian says, Viki is going to pay. Blair asks, is Viki really seeing a bartender? Dorian says yes, and his name is Ben, Ben the bartender. She's head over heels about him. Dorian hopes she loves him as she loved Mel because when Viki loses him, it will give her pleasure.
Sam and Ben outside Llanview Hospital
They are arguing about their family when Ben says this time its going to
different, "you made your choice, Sam, you just walked out and left good old
holding the bag." Sam said "why are you here, they trashed my house and
isn't that enough? I am clear of the family and I won't be helping you
anymore." Ben says, it's different 'Chip'. Sam screams, don't call me Chip,
ever call me that name again.
Kelly is asking Joey, why are you here. And furthermore, Max is not taking
advantage of her, she is taking advantage of him, she tells him. R.J. and Max
are discussing Kelly and Max tells R.J. that he won the bet. R.J. says Max is
working himself through the Cramer family. Max begins gloating, saying
Kelly is rich and easy on the eyes... and rich, as he stares at Kelly talking
Joey. Max says she might be ready to commit and she's rich (dollar signs
in his eyes). Kelly meanwhile tells Joey in no uncertain terms that it's
life and that she's a grown woman. Joey gets upset because she is not
listening to him. Joey says she is angry and pretending that nothing
anymore. Kelly says Max Holden is only a good time for her. Joey says she
and Dorian need each other, especially now. Kelly tells Joey to butt out,
gets up, walks directly up to Max and kisses him on the lips as Joey
She shouts out to Joey that her private life is her private life. Joey
Téa and John
Téa mad at herself and says she's not going to let Todd do that to her as
kisses John. She decides not to look into the locker to see what Todd put
there for her and says to John, Todd is out of my life. John is pleased
says, I am glad, as he looks at Téa with her new short hairdo. Téa dances
the Mariachi Band, which has taken out their insturments and started playing.
Ben and Sam Outside Hospital
Ben and Sam argue again and Ben says to Sam it is too late for family
you came to the old man's funeral, Chip. Sam says if you call me that one
more time, I am out of here. Sam says, I can't take care of you anymore, I
have other people depending on me now. Ben says, I heard you have two children and
is my new nephew, it is a boy, isn't it? Sam says Matthew is his name and he's
fine now, but it was rough going in the beginning. Ben says gramps would be
pleased. Ben says I have a brother with two families. You are all I have,
Ben and he also says he met someone and she really got to me.
Téa and John
Téa is still dancing with the Band members as John looks on, smiles and
John says let's go someplace and celebrate with champagne. Téa dances with
Dorian and Blair are still discussing Mel's favorite clothes, she's sorting
through them and remembering Mel. The doorbell rings and they both say, who
could that be at this late hour. Dorian asks Blair to get the door. When
returns and tells her its Joey, Dorian is surprised and wants to know what
wants at this late hour. Joey comes up to the bedroom and says I want to
to you about Kelly.
Sam and Ben and Asa
They are now discussing the woman Ben met, "Blondie" (Viki), when Sam says,
do you mean you met somebody? Ben says, I don't know her real name, all I
is Blondie. Sam asks, you didn't tell her your real name? Ben said, I told
my name is Ben. Sam says, you didn't! Ben said, I didn't tell her
anyone who is with me is in danger. In fact, I already drove her away.
the past, Sam says, and go far away and burn that damn book. Ben says I
do that. Sam says Dad does not deserve this damn devotion. Someone
and Ben hides. It is Asa, who begins to angrily tell Sam off, asking
to move his entire family out of town. Sam say I have a little boy who
a father. Asa says take all of the Rappaports out of town, your worthless
and that ex-wife of yours as well. Asa hollers out to Sam, "you are a joke,
and who were you talking to", "if there is some dirt to dig out about you, I
will find it." Sam says, be my guest. Ben hovers nearby watching and
Joey says to Dorian, Kelly is different and doesn't have a care in the
she's running from her losses. Blair interrupts and says she's going out
right now to get some air. Dorian says at this late hour? Blair leaves.
Dorian says to Joey, Kelly is brushing off her family as well and she has
me down as well. Kelly is missing Mel and Dorian, Joey says, and she is making
serious mistakes. Kelly is putting up a front and she needs you, she is
fragile right now. Dorian says "the Cramer women can be that way."
go to Kelly, he suggests, try to make the first move.
Meanwhile Back at Club Indigo
Kelly and Max are hugging and kissing at the bar. Kelly walks away toward
table as R.J. teases Max and tells Max he is to old for Kelly. Max protests
she's not that young. R.J. says you are still in love with Blair. Max denies it. If you're not, stop keeping your affair with Kelly a secret, R.J. challenges him. Max is having a good time by
keeping Kelly a secret and doesn't want Blair to know about it, Max replies. Max goes
the table where Kelly is and they discuss how long they have been together
when Kelly says, let's just dance. Max says we thought our affair was a
joke. Kelly says I want a good time only. Max wants to let everyone know
his affair with Kelly and Kelly says they can't go public and that she
to keep everything a secret. Forget about going public, Max, she says as Blair walks in
saying, going public with what?
Dorian says to Joey , maybe I can take Kelly back under my wing, she is very young. I really miss Mel, Joey says, and you were out of control at the service, Dorian. Dorian hears this and explodes into rage, and says screamingly, "I was out of control? I was out of control, it was your
fault, why was Mel on the plane and who intercepted my note, get out of
how dare you come here and try to get me to forgive Kelly, trying to turn
against me", she shouts. Joey says I am going to leave and he does. Dorian
says to herself, "Viki you are going to pay and the price is one bartender, BEN."
Sam and Ben
Sam searches for Ben and explains about Asa. Ben says he's read all about the situation in the Banner and comments that he depends on the
personals in the Banner for his love life now. Sam says he's not as full of the dirt now as when he walked away from that family. He says do you know why I walked away from the family? Ben says they killed our father and he is going to make them pay. Sam says he's not going to do it and burn that book and get out of town.
Téa and John and the Band
Téa and John are still enjoying the Band, Téa is speaking spanish to them.
John's pager goes off and has to call into the station. Téa gives the Band
member some money and takes the key out of her pocket and looks inside the
locker. There is a box and a note, "What took you so long, Delgado." She looks in the box and there is another key. She is furious with
herself and tears up the note as John calls her. She hurriedly puts the box
inside her pocket and tells John how sorry that the evening had to end that
way. He says she is finally free of Todd and he is so proud of her. She
looks upset and mad, but doesnt' tell him she looked inside the locker..
Blair is talking to Max, saying hello. She wants to know what they were
about. Kelly says it was about a story. Max leaves and says, see ya, I'm going
home, making it clear to Kelly where she can meet him later.
Blair looks at him and says to Kelly, he is seeing someone and somebody
to warn the poor girl. Blair asks Kelly if she wants a drink. Kelly gets
says no, and leaves the bar.
Sam is talking to Matthew and telling him what happened to Sam's family is
going to happen to him and that he will protect his son. Sam leaves and
walks up and follows Sam, unbeknownst to Sam. Ben has the book, looks in it for a number and makes a call to Kevin Buchanan saying, "this is Hamlet, I need your help."
Sam and Nora in the nursery looking at the baby, she says to the nurse, I
can't wait to hold him, can I hold him
Lindsay says to Bo, I just hope, if you go back to her that I won't lose
as a friend.
Ben says to Kevin, if any one is after Mel Hayes its because of this (he
of the black book)