Written by: Heather Watson
Hospital - Sam and Nora
Nora walks into the hospital to see Matthew and discovers Sam working there. He tells her that the hospital is quieter than his office and he'd rather work there, but after some questioning from Nora, admits that Asa is trying to evict him from his office. He tries to convince a worried Nora that their lives are under control but Nora disagrees, pointing out all the complications they are facing. Sam tells Nora that she and Matthew are worth everything he has gone through. Just then Sam gets a call from Ben on his cell phone. Ben tells Sam that he is calling to say goodbye because he is leaving Llanview. Sam tells Nora that Ben is leaving town and that he is relieved because Ben is bad news. Nora reminds Sam they are standing in the room where she asked him if he would father her child. He asks her if she would do it all over again, but she is uncertain and only says she is grateful for Matthew. When Sam says he would never turn his back on Matthew because he is his flesh and blood, Nora asks, "Isn't Ben your flesh and blood too?".
Crossroads - Ben/Sophia/Dorian
Ben is at the Crossroads listening to the report about Graham's death at the Banner. Sophia approaches Ben and coyly suggests he may have been there when the murder occurred.
Dorian storms into Crossroads and berates Sophia for sending her to the Banner and putting her "in the middle of a gunfight at the OK Corral". Sophia swears she didn't know anything about that. She honestly believed Ben was going there to see Blondie. Ben overhears Dorian and Sophia's confrontation and tells Sophia to get back to work. When he asks Dorian about why she is there, she tells him she is a mutual friend of Blondie's, hoping to get him to talk about their relationship, but Ben is suspicious. He tells her about Viki's karaoke performance the night of the storm and that she won a pair of fuzzy dice. When Dorian tries to get more information about Ben and Viki's friendship, he tells her that Viki blew him off and he hasn't seen her since. Ben gets Sophia to corroborate his claim that Viki has not been in Crossroads for a long time. Dorian tells him it's better to have nothing to do with Blondie and inadvertently reveals her dislike of Viki and that they are not quite the friends she told Ben they were. Ben tells Dorian it's better to go straight to the source because paid informants are unreliable. Dorian storms out telling Sophia she is useless.
As Ben attempts to escape from Llanview, Sam corners him and says, "It doesn't have to be this way".
A frustrated Dorian sits at the hotel bar, pondering the fuzzy dice.
Llanview PD - Bo/Kevin/Joey/Asa
Asa and Joey discuss the murder of Sen. Graham, and Asa learns that Joey saw someone running from the scene. Bo interrogates Kevin, not believing he's getting the whole story. Bo receives a ballistics report that states the slug that killed Graham did not come from his gun. Kevin is relieved and attempts to make a quick exit, but Bo is not letting him off the hook until he gets some straight answers. Bo orders a complete investigation of the murder scene. Bo realizes Kevin knows a lot more than what he is telling. He tells Kevin he thinks he is just protecting his source for a story, warning him that he may be protecting a killer, and asks him if his story is worth the risk. When Kevin still refuses to talk, Bo asks Joey to try to get through to him. Asa is angry at Bo because he found out about Graham's murder on the radio rather than from him. He tells Bo that it is a Buchanan matter. Bo gets another police lab report that a slug found in the ceiling at the Banner came from Graham's gun. Kevin is mad at Joey about his statement that he saw someone running from the scene. When Joey asks Kevin about Hamlet, Kevin tells him he knows Hamlet didn't kill Graham because he needed him alive. Bo tells Asa he is not releasing Kevin and that angers Asa because he feels that Bo should be looking out for family first. He tells Bo, "Stop harassing Kevin, and go after that scum, Rappaport". Asa enters the interrogation room to put pressure on Kevin to tell everything he knows. Kevin refuses and says he will protect his source, regardless of the cost. Kevin tells Bo he'll have to lock him up, because he won't cooperate. Bo sends Kevin to jail. After Kevin is taken away, Bo receives a report about a narrow footprint with a maker's mark that matches the footprints at Sam's house when it was broken into.