Lindsay Gets In Deeper
Ever conniving Lindsay offered a suggestive bribe to Barnes the lab tech and was left stammering when he informed her he was gay. When Lindsay finally got an offer of money on the table his resistance began to weaken, but then she was told her can't get his hands on the sample anyway. "Just make sure Sam Rappaport is the father", says Lindsay. To sweeten the pot, she upped the offer to $500,000, assuring the seemingly naïve lab tech of about 25 - 30 that he could retire on it! I wonder what century they just stepped out of!! Lindsay left after telling Barnes he would be paid with a cashiers check. When she returned to the art gallery, she decided now was a good time to ask herself what she was doing. A man walked into the gallery and was concerned by the panic stricken Lindsay, but left after she assured him she is all right.
Things in Las Vegas seemed to be going smoothly enough for Sam and Nora who were lying in bed contentedly after making love. That is until Asa threw the door open! "Strange way of looking for my son. Unless he's under those sheets", he laughs. After more taunting and slinging insults from Asa, Sam had enough and threatened to flatten Asa. He attempted to throw Asa out of the room, but he wouldn't budge until Sam was off the case. At that point, Nora picked up the file and told Asa she was quitting. Sam, however, grabbed the file from her and refused to let her quit, but Nora stood her ground.
Sam realized he would get nowhere with Nora and when he gave in and returned the file to Nora, Renee turned on Asa. Sam then challenged Asa to a contest downstairs - with cards! Asa left to go downstairs and prepare for the poker duel. Nora shook her head in disgust with Sam for letting Asa take it that far.
Downstairs the Poker game got underway, and it wasn't long after that everyone but Asa and Sam cleared out because the stakes got too high. Renee and Nora looked on in disgust, then Renee dragged Nora off in a scheme to get their men back. A few moments later they clumsily pranced on stage in costume with the dancers. Asa and Sam were stunned as they approached the table and momentarily forgot their duel. The smiles were quickly wiped of their faces though when they looked back into each other's eyes.
Viki broke up the fight between Cristian and Will and everyone at the Crossroads suddenly noticed that Jessica was missing.
Meanwhile, Dorian was distractedly driving towards the Crossroads with a picture of Mel and Viki in hand, repeating to Mel for the umpteenth time that he is right and Viki is not to blame for the plane crash that killed him. Just then Jessica, hurriedly getting away from the commotion at the Crossroads, felt the beginning of labor and turned back toward the Crossroads, running directly into Dorian's path. Jessica is hit and Dorian, paralyzed, looked on in shock as she began to realize her victim was Jessica. When she finally came to her senses and left the car to look for Jessica, she found her unconscious body lying on the road and cried out in fear and panic. Dorian tried to wake Jessica and check out her injuries and then called for help on her cell phone - which, of course, died just when the operator answered the phone.
Back at the Crossroads, Will and Cristian shook hands and made their peace. They decided to look for Jessica and together left the Crossroads to begin their search. Cristian was the first to find Jessica lying on the road and called for help. Will came running, and Dorian hiding from view looked on.
While waiting for Cristian and Will to find Jessica, a worried Viki was approached by Sophia, who questioned her about Joey. Viki responded by telling her that if she was more of a lady, perhaps Joey would be interested. Sophia did take well to this and when she began her retort Ben abruptly stopped her. It was then that word got back to the Crossroads that Jessica was hurt and everyone rushed out to her. Ben was the first to arrive and when he found a pulse tried to get her to react to his voice, but to no avail. He then checked her injuries while a stricken Viki and Clint helplessly looked on.
It was hard not to feel a little sorry for Dorian here. For once she was truly sincere and wanted to make amends, only to find herself at the center of a terrible tragedy where she felt she would surely be accused of hurting Viki through Jessica. She broke down in tears in her car, terrified to come forward - and paralyzed in her fear, she prayed for Jessica and her baby.
Sykes called for an ambulance, which arrived shortly after. He then tried to get Will and Cristian to recall if they saw anything or anyone at the time they discovered Jessica. In the meantime, Tèa approached Roseanne and found her distraught and feeling guilty. She confessed she wanted to ruin the party, but she never wanted to see anything like this.
Ben informed the medics of Jessica's injuries and gave them their instructions and everyone cleared out with the ambulance. Dorian walked out into the vacated scene and stepped on one of Jessica's shoes.