The Big Day
After a passionate night at The Palace, Bo reluctantly gets dressed for Asa's wedding. Lindsay encourages him to go and as he is about to do so, he returns to the bed and asks Lindsay to be his date.
As Viki prepares to leave for the wedding, the doorbell rings and Ben, all decked out in a tux, grins at her. Viki, after a change of heart, decided to ask Ben to not come to the wedding, explaining that she thought it might make Clint uncomfortable. Ben takes it well, telling her he understands, and after they say how much they love one another, he leaves to check on Sam.
Over at St. James's Church, Max sat contemplating his imminent marriage to Kelly when Blair came up from behind and surprised him. She is upset when he tells her he can't go through with it and pushes him on with the promise that she will be waiting for him when it's over. R.J. shows up with the ring and tells him he should pray for a reprieve.
Asa asks Clint to intervene in Bo and Nora's breakup to get them back together. Clint refuses to do so and Asa, launching into his blind hatred of all things Rappaport, gives yet another ‘Rappaport's are the cause of the everything wrong with the world' speech. Andrew walks in and everyone wonders where Max and Bo are. Asa sneers at Blair's cake performance the night before and vows that if Max ever hurts Kelly, he'll tear him from limb to limb.
Clint and Bo greet one another at the church, and much to Asa's chagrin, Lindsay shows up on Bo's arm. After everyone leaves the room, Blair appears from hiding and rushes to Max's dressing room. Passions explode and the wedding is momentarily forgotten.
Clint and Lindsay chat and he tells her she's more tolerable now that they aren't married. Clint goes on to warn her that Bo will never get over Nora. When Lindsay goes into the church, Clint turns around and faces Viki. He excuses himself and greets a woman with a hug, then turns around and introduces Viki to ‘Dallas'. Viki tries to explain Ben's absence, regretting her decision to not include Ben. In distress, she tells Kevin what she had done, and he convinces her that she needn't attend yet another Asa Buchanan wedding. In relief she rushes out of the church to Ben's arms.
In another part of the church Kelly, Grace, Jessica and Renee are putting on the finishing touches. When asked if she had ‘something old', Kelly straps on the watch that Joey gave her. Everyone discreetly leaves when Joey shows up. He tells Kelly she has never looked more beautiful. Joey confesses his love for her, and even though she responds that there is no chance of backing out of the wedding, she is moved by his declaration of love and is obviously having doubts that marrying Max is the right thing to do.
As the ladies leave for the wedding, Renee asks Nora to stay behind a moment and when they are alone she asks her if she has found out anything new about her son. Nora encourages Renee to tell Asa about him, but Renee can't do that.
Asa is angrily asking where Max is, and R.J. goes to find him. Already in a scramble to get dressed, Max and Blair panic when R.J. knocks, and Blair goes into hiding. After Max lets R.J. in, R.J. tells him it might be a good idea to wash the lipstick off his face.
The procession begins and Grace and Nora are the first to head down the aisle, followed by two very nervous and extremely agitated brides. Renee, because she's reconsidering her decision to keep Asa's and her son a secret from Asa. Kelly, because the reality of what she's about to do hits her.
Andrew reads the vows, and after Max says ‘I do', Kelly says ‘I don't'. She then rushes out of the church with Max running after her and Blair jumps into the picture in a panic as she sees dollar signs run out the door with Kelly.
Andrew then turns to Asa and Renee and Renee responds, ‘I can't say I do. I can't marry you'.