At the Gym
After a friendly game of basketball at the gym, Bo and Lindsay discuss the recent past and Bo tells her he wants to try to leave it behind him. Just then he turns around and is confronted by a teenager, who stands nose to nose with him and says, "Don't shoot Commish. I'm innocent". Bo becomes angry with the boy and tells him that somebody getting shot is no joke. The boy apologizes and makes a hasty exit.
Bo tells Lindsay about his encounter with Bernie who told him to accept the shooting incident and move on with his life. Lindsay refuses to let Bo doubt himself about his motive when he accidentally shot Sam. She tells him she too needs to get over her past mistakes.
After Bo leaves, Will comes in for a team game. After a short greeting, Lindsay leaves.
In a not so friendly game of basketball, Will blocks Cristian's shot and Cristian responds by throwing the ball at Will's back. They begin to fight, but abruptly stop when they realize a frightened little girl witnessed the scene. They shake hands to make the peace, but the tension remains heavy in the air.
At the Hospital
Outside Sam's room, Nora meets Dr. Conklin who had been on leave since the last time they met, when Bo was having his sperm count checked. Nora tells her about Matthew and becomes confused by the doctor's seeming forgetfulness that Bo can no longer father a child. They agree to meet so Dr. Conklin can see Matthew later and Nora goes into Sam's room. Sam is feeling much better and Nora playfully tells him to close his eyes and then proceeds to lather his face for a shave. Sam tells Nora, "If this is whipped cream, I know I've died and gone to heaven".
After the shave, Sam and Nora talk about their love for each other and they share a kiss. Bo is seen looking in the window and then he knocks on the door. He asks Nora if he could have a few minutes alone with Sam and Nora says no. Sam, however, tells her it's ok, so she leaves the room for her visit with Dr. Conklin. Sam thanks Bo for the blood and tells him he takes responsibility for having been on the roof and he knows Bo didn't realize it was him when he shot him. They agree that if Bo had the intention of killing Sam, Sam would be dead. Bo admits her made a mistake and apologizes and Sam reminds him that he too could have made the mistake of shooting Bo since he knew that at least one of Hugo's thugs was on the other side of the door. Sam is taken aback to hear Bo acknowledge that Sam and Nora have something special and Bo respects that and can live with it.
In the doctor's office, Nora introduces Matthew to Dr. Conklin who says, "That's the Commissioner's chin, if I've ever seen one". Nora explains that the baby is not Bo's and reminds her that Bo is infertile. Dr. Conklin argues that she remembers the test results and that Bo is more than capable of fathering a child. Nora is shocked and looks at Matthew.
Dr. Conklin pulls the test results out of Bo's file and shows them to her. A shaken Nora then recounts the past and all the pain that she, Bo and Sam had gone through because of their belief that Bo could not father a child. Dr. Conklin swears she will find out what happened.
Bo and Sam are still making their peace and shake hands, just as Nora walks into the room. They turn and see the shell-shocked expression on her face and Sam asks her what's wrong.
Ben and Viki are feeling hopeful about the future now that life on the run from Hugo Munro has finally come to an end. After they speculate about where they go from here, they formally reintroduce themselves to each other and make plans for their first date in public.
After Ben leaves, Viki and Jessica talk about Ben and Jessica teases her about her upcoming date with him. Viki asks Jessica if she likes him and is pleased to hear that Jessica does, but perplexed that after all that has happened, Jessica has no questions about him. When Viki asks her about it, Jessica tells her she is just glad to see Viki so happy and that it's about time Viki was going out and having fun.
Viki is afraid that now the dust has settled, the magic in her relationship with Ben might disappear. She questions if she knows herself anymore and Jessica reveals she has been feeling much the same way since the night she got drunk and became pregnant with Will's baby. Jessica tells Viki that Ben has made Viki come alive, which is something else that no one has been able to do. The door bell rings and Viki who is dressed in jeans, studies her reflection, wondering if she has dressed too casually for her date. When she opens the door, she sees Ben dressed in a suit and in her embarrassment, closes the door in Ben's laughing face.
Later, Jessica is awoken by Cristian who gives her a silver baby cup that he got from his father when he was a baby. He promises he will be there for her and the baby, and then leaves.
The First Date
Ben and Viki - now all dressed to the nines, go to dinner at The Palace. When they are led to Viki's favorite table, Ben becomes uncomfortable by all the stares they are getting. Two gossip hunters who are looking for the dirt on Viki soon approach them and they refer to Viki's claim that she and Ben are on a date as a joke. They wish her luck on her ‘new story'. After they leave, Viki laughs at them, but Ben clearly doesn't know how to react. Viki is overjoyed at the experience of shocking people and Ben wonders if he will ever be ‘Dr. Ben Davidson' again.
Today's recap was provided by Marti Dixon
Nora leaves the hospital with Matthew, without telling Bo and Sam about her conversation with Dr. Conklin. Lindsay overhears Dr. Conklin questioning a nurse about how those results could've been changed after they left the hospital. Nora goes home and checks her calender. She realizes that Matthew could be Bo's baby and starts to compare baby pictures of Bo to sleeping Matthew. Still at the hospital, Lindsay tells Sam how much Matthew looks like Will did as a baby. Sam tells her that she is the first person to tell him that. Sam also says that Mathew was his "life preserver.".. bringing him back from the verge of death. Nora comes back with Matthew. She tells Sam that she wants complete honesty between them. She leaves Matthew in the room and goes to see Dr. Conklin. The doctor apologizes for the mistake and tells Nora she's there if she needs anything.
Ben and Blondie leave the Palace after Asa attacks Ben for being "a Rappaport." They end up at the Crossoasds, where they begin to learn about each other's past. Viki crowns the new Karaoke champion, and she and Ben dance to no music in the middle of the bar. Ben shows her the picture he has of her the night that she won the contest. She is flattered that he kept it all this time.
At Max Holden's house, Kelly puts on her sexist nightie and tries to seduce Max. Before they can get anywhere, Blair and Joey both call. They both say that they are coming over. Kelly leaves to go to the Sun, in the hopes of keeping Joey away from Max. Dorian overhears Blair on the phone to Max and promises not to let Kelly marry him. Dorian then goes to the Sun to talk to Kelly. Kelly calls Joey from there and tells him that she has no feelings for either one of them. When Dorian shows up, Kelly admits that she is satisfied being rich and lonely. After Dorian leaves, Kelly starts picking petals off a flower, wondering if Max really loves her. She decides to put their engagement announcement in tomorrow's Sun. Meanwhile, at Max's, Blair shows up, also trying to seduce Max. That is when Joey walks in and sees them kissing.
Bo goes to meet Lindsay at the Palace, where he meets up with Asa. Asa asks him to be his best man at he and Renee's wedding. They are not sure if Clint will be able to make it or not.
Max answers his door and it's Joey. Joey asks Max about his other "girlfriend" and the kiss between him and Blair. Max claims that Blair threw herself at him, but Joey doesn't buy it. Max tells Joey that if he had stuck around, he would have seen him throw Blair out. Joey still doesn't buy it and asks what Max wants out of his relationship with Kelly. Max tells Joey he loves Kelly and threatens Joey not to tell Kelly what he saw. Just then Kelly approaches and wants to know what she's not supposed to know.
Kevin can't believe he sees Blair in the newsroom and tells her that she has used up her sick time and vacation time until the year 2001. Blair tells Kevin that pretty soon he won't have Blair Cramer to kick around anymore. Kevin hopes it's because she's quitting since her contract won't allow him to fire her (where was Kevin when I was looking for job like this?). Blair gloats and tells him that the Mel's stories are worth every penny he's paying her whether she shows up or not. Zack shows Kevin the headlines reading "Crime Family Toppled" along with a picture of Hugo. Grace walks in and congratulates Kevin and then hands him her resignation.
The Art Gallery
Dorian looks down at the Banner headline and sees the byline with Mel and Kevin's name. She sighs and goes into the gallery. She sees Lindsay looking through files and she asks Lindsay what she's doing. Lindsay is looking for Bo's test results that she altered. She tells Dorian that Nora knows that Bo's test results have been altered and that he can father children; Matthew may be his and she could lose everything.
The Nursery at Sam's House
Nora is folding blankets and the phone rings, it's Sam. Sam tells her that he's ready to be released. Nora tells him that she'll pick him up and hangs up the phone. She goes over to Matthew's crib and tells him that "Daddy's coming home." She coos at the baby and then looks at a picture of Sam holding the baby. She goes back to crib and talks to the baby, telling him that Sam is his father (as if to convince herself).
Sam is talking to Ben and telling him that he can't believe the whole facade is over. Ben tells him that he's going to apply for a license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania (big surprise). They have an inane conversation about love and the women of Llanview having an allure over the Davidsons. Sam can't believe he has family and a new son and how lucky he is.
Kevin and Grace discuss her resignation and Grace tells him how her whole life has been a lie. Grace hopes that Kevin can forgive her. Kevin tells her she's the only casualty in the bunch. Grace tells Kevin he's special, but Kevin is hesitant to accept Grace's conciliatory overtures.
Max tells a whopper of a lie about how he wanted to buy a picture of her that Joey had taken and he didn't want Joey to tell Kelly. Kelly wants to have a moment with Joey. Max tells Kelly that Joey is hung up on her and will say just about anything. As Max leaves the room, he starts to threaten Joey, but Kelly stops him. Kelly tells Joey that she's marrying Max and it's none of his business. Joey again tells her that she doesn't have to marry a man she doesn't love. They go back and forth about Max and how he'll hurt her and yada, yada, yada (and Kelly is still being stupid). Max, meanwhile, is eavesdropping in the background. Joey leaves and Max asks Kelly what he said but Kelly knows that Max has heard everything. She wants Max to be honest with her now.
Lindsay is bemoaning the fact that she was petty and altered the test results. Dorian says she thought it was amusing. Lindsay now justifies her actions by saying Nora deserves the pain and suffering because of the pain and suffering she caused her. Lindsay then says she never thought it would go this far. Dorian points out that she and Bo were over. Lindsay says they were, but they were beginning again. She says Bo makes her feel like all she has to be is her (which is a pretty poor excuse). She goes on to babble about how if Bo finds out the baby is his; she is left with no one. (Writer's note: Lindsay, cut your bangs, they're bugging me, and, since when did you have to be with someone to be a person?)
Nora goes into the hospital and puts on a brave face before going into Sam's room. Sam asks where the baby is and Nora says she's left him in day care downstairs. Ben formally introduces himself to Nora and I can't take anymore of this scene because I can't stand watching Nora fawn over Sam the Lip Licker.
Kevin and Grace talk about how they were each two different people, which is boring as heck. They talk about when they kissed and it's obvious they have feelings for each other. Kevin asks why she's resigning and Grace says things are too complicated and she's confused. Grace leaves.
Joey comes into the newsroom and Blair can't resist turning the knife as she points out Max and Kelly's wedding announcement. Joey asks Blair why she's so happy and what's in it for Blair? Blair denies knowing what he's talking about and Joey tells her he's going to find out and turns away from Blair. Blair looks concerned.
Kelly tells Max that she knows her bank account is a big part of what attracts him. Max doesn't deny it, but says that it isn't the primary reason he's marrying her. Kelly is delusional as she tells him that if she didn't think he was sincere, he wouldn't marry her, and besides, he won't die on her. Kelly says that Joey thinks she's making a giant mistake, and he's not the only one, Dorian thinks so, too. Max tells Kelly that she can back out if she wants, but Kelly says no, she wants the whole wedding thing.
Lindsay gets rid of the evidence and says she's still miserable. Dorian tells her to let things run their course. When Lindsay asks if it's like letting Max and Kelly run their course, Dorian says it's not the same thing. Lindsay then points out that Viki's life is getting more and more perfect. Dorian says that is not out of her hands either. Lindsay goes on to point out that Nora will tell Bo the truth and Dorian tells her that Nora won't want to upset her blissful domesticity with Sam. Lindsay wants to know who the baby's father is. Dorian has the perfect solution.
Andrew comes to see Kelly and is surprised to see that Max and Kelly are so serious. He asks if Kelly is pregnant? Andrew says he advises couples to wait a few months, but it's obvious to him that Kelly and Max don't want to wait, they want to finalize plans. Andrew looks at his appointment book and says that the church is booked up for weeks. Andrew says that Renee and Asa are getting married next week and Max asks Kelly how she feels about a double wedding? Andrew looks shocked.
Dorian enters the room with Madame Delphina. Madame Delphina feels love in the room and points to Kelly's picture. Lindsay asks who the woman is? Dorian introduces her to Lindsay. Lindsay says she doesn't need a psychic. Madame Delphina tells Lindsay she needs sleep and tells Dorian that she's still skipping along the dangerous little path despite her warnings. Dorian ignores her and asks if she can determine who the father of a child is? Madame smiles.
Ben and Nora are talking outside Sam's room. Ben senses that Nora is worried about something and reassures her that Sam is fine. They talk about Viki and I can't go there because I can't stand that relationship. Grace enters the room and Sam tells her to come in. Grace tells them she's come to say good-bye. They ask her to stay but Grace leaves. Ben goes after her. Sam then tells Nora that he believes in miracles because he found Nora again and now that he has Nora and Matthew, he's not letting them go. Nora looks distressed.
Grace and Ben talk about her misconceptions about him and he tries to explain what happened. Grace still can't grasp the concept. Grace still needs time and Ben starts to leave, but then tells her that maybe their family can be put back together with her around. As he walks away, Grace sits down. Kelly comes and sits behind her, and it's obvious something is wrong.
Blair answers the phone and it's Max, of course. They speak in code since Joey is sitting just across from Blair. When Max says that he wants to call off the marriage because Kelly is being so nice, Blair is disgusted. Max is feeling guilty but Blair tells him that Kelly has more than enough money, and it's for his children.
She hangs up and joins a celebration for Kevin's story. Blair again can't resist twisting the knife in Joey and tells him that Kelly and Max will be having a double ceremony with Renee and Asa.
Nora helps Sam into a wheelchair. They talk about Grace and her alienation from the family. Sam reminds her about their date they never kept and Nora kisses his head (yuck!).
Madame Delphina says that she can determine anything if the vibrations are right. She asks for a photograph because she can gather vibrations from the aura. Lindsay goes to get a paper with Sam's picture. Dorian goes to get a picture of Bo. Madame Delphina looks at the pictures. Lindsay asks who the father of the baby is, Sam or Bo?