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Lindsay's Jail Cell
Bo came in to tell Lindsay good morning and explain that he had talked to Judge Fitzwater but hadn't been able to "sway" her decision regarding Lindsay's bail. Lindsay wondered who could hate her so much that they would "frame" her for this. Bo offered Asa up as the number one suspect on that charge. Lindsay told Bo she wouldn't hold him to any of the things he told her on the roof, but Bo replied, "I love you, you little rascal. I'll get you out of here, I promise." Before leaving the cell, Bo asked Lindsay how well she knew R.J. Gannon and then promised to find out if R.J. had anything to do with the accident.
Dorian entered with suitcase in hand and answered the door to find R.J. Dorian told him that she had to go see Cassie, but R.J. wasn't buying any of Dorian's lies. "You disappoint me Dorian, you've always been such a good liar before. You're going to leave me hanging in the breeze." Dorian tried to deny it, but finally admitted that Jessica was coming home and also remembering things. Dorian fears she will go to jail if Jessica remembers the accident because Dorian is sure that Jessica saw her. Dorian almost let it slip that she had confessed to Nora, but instead turned the conversation back toward trusting or not trusting Sophia with the secret. Kelly came down the stairs to remind Dorian about Ben's vote at the board meeting. After exchanging insults with R.J., Kelly left and Dorian told R.J. that she couldn't face Viki at the meeting so she wasn't going. R.J. instructed Dorian: "You'll do everything like normal until it all blows over."
Hospital Board Room
Ben and Viki are the first to arrive. Ben asks Viki if she has decided which way to vote. Viki teases him that she is "keeping an open mind." She offers him a good luck charm, the fuzzy dice, as a hint of how she will vote. They discuss their relationship, "how far they have come," and the fact that they've never been happier. Ben surprises Viki when he tells her he thinks she shouldn't participate in the vote. Viki insists that she will stay and she will vote, no matter how "personal" the discussion becomes. She admits that the vote will be close, but that she "has faith" in Ben.
Outside the Hospital Board Room
Rae Cummings runs into Kevin while she is supposedly looking for Mrs. Applegate, a member of the Board. Rae asks Kevin about Grace. "What is so special about her? What makes her different?" Kevin denies he has any feelings for Grace, but Rae presses him. "You've got it bad. Why are you in denial about your feelings?"
Llanview PD - Bo's office
Nora stops in to ask Bo if she can see Lindsay. Bo is puzzled by Nora's attitude; he asks her why her sudden change of heart when it comes to Lindsay's guilt or innocence. Nora covers by telling him that while Lindsay has never offered her an olive branch, "it is hard to think ill of someone who's won your heart" (referring to Bo).
Lindsay's Jail Cell
Lindsay is not thrilled to see Nora, but Nora persists. "I don't think you did it. Sam needs help with your defense." She explains that Sam needs a verifiable alibi for Lindsay because he represents a "baby-killer" as the media is portraying her. When Lindsay starts to talk about Will and what he will think and believe, Nora informs her that Will is coming home and that Jessica is remembering things. As Lindsay still claims she "can't tell" where she was the night of the accident, Nora theorizes that Lindsay is protecting someone. "My guess is Bo or Sam. But which one... and from what?" Lindsay says she has "nothing more to say" to Nora. Nora retorts, "You should - and soon. I'll be back."
Asa is on the telephone checking with hospital board members to make sure he has enough votes to defeat Ben. He feels confident that he has the majority of votes in his pocket, including Dorian's and Kelly's. As he is telling Nigel that "money talks", Bo bursts into the room. "You must be feeling pretty good today, Pa, since you almost browbeat a woman into taking her own life... Sometimes I'm ashamed to be your son." Asa tells him "that goes both ways." Bo announces that he is there on police business, that there's a good chance Asa will be coming down to the station wearing handcuffs. When Asa asks what the charge would be, Bo says "obstruction of justice." Asa lies and says he never saw the fake passport, ID card, etc. "She got it herself." He argues that since Lindsay didn't jump off the roof, no crime was committed. "Almost is not a crime." Bo and Asa discuss "limits" - and how Asa doesn't believe in them. Bo bluntly asks Asa, "Did you frame Lindsay for the hit-and-run?" Then he asked if Asa had hired R.J. to help. At that suggestion, Asa exploded. "If you think I would hire that ‘snake' to do anything...you belong in a mental institution." Bo tells him that after what happened on the roof, he believed that Asa "would do anything just to nail a Rappaport." Asa admitted that he "got the things" and that he had indeed "encouraged" Lindsay to jump off the roof, but that he "did it for you", since Bo had told him that he wanted Lindsay out of his life. Later, Bo tells Asa that he doesn't want anything from him; he just wants Asa's manipulating to stop. When Asa offers his hands to Bo to be cuffed and Bo refuses, Asa considers Bo's visit just a "bluff." Bo tells him, "No, it is a warning, stay out of my business. Stay out of my life. Mess up your new son Max's life, but stay out of mine."
Roseanne and Cristian wake up in bed together. Roseanne doesn't want to go downstairs for coffee because she might run into Téa but Cristian reminds her that Téa was young - younger than Roseanne is now - and that "people make mistakes." Roseanne wants to know why Cristian is taking Téa's side, but he says he is "just trying to help you deal with it. I'm on your side, now more than ever." Later, Cristian returns to the bedroom with coffee and says he didn't see Téa downstairs. He invites Roseanne to come home with him and they kiss. Téa knocks at the door and then walks in. She is shocked to see Cristian. Roseanne lies and says that they "never left the bedroom" and didn't know that Téa was even home last night. After Téa leaves the room, Cristian asks Roseanne why she didn't confront Téa with what she had overheard about her mother's death. Roseanne replies that she "doesn't give a damn" about Téa's explanations...she just wants to "get justice" on Téa.
Lindsay's Jail Cell
Dorian visits Lindsay in the "repulsive cage" that Lindsay is calling home these days. She tells Lindsay that she couldn't get any information regarding Matthew's DNA test. "Larry gave me a hard time and then I got stuck in an elevator with Nora." When Lindsay asks about Barnes, Dorian tells her there's no information there either but that "it doesn't matter anymore, you have to save yourself." Lindsay says she can't tell and besides, who would believe her without Barnes to back her up. No one ever saw her with him, etc. Feeling really guilty, Dorian offers to pay Lindsay's legal expenses. When Lindsay asks why, Dorian tells her because they are "business partners and friends" and that she really does "believe" Lindsay is innocent.
John Sykes gives Bo a gallery surveillance tape and explains that Lindsay's psychiatric tests confirmed she wasn't suicidal. Nora overhears Sykes telling Bo that Dorian came to see Lindsay on "urgent gallery" business. After Bo takes the tape into his office, Nora approaches Sykes and questions him about Dorian's visit to Lindsay. She admits that she is "curious" about another possible reason that Dorian would visit. By her inference, she's now got Sykes "curious", too.
Lindsay's Jail Cell
Just like she promised earlier, Nora's back. She asks Lindsay what Dorian wanted; not accepting the "gallery business" answer, Lindsay says, "then it's none of your business." She explains that Dorian is a friend who offered to pay her legal expenses. Although Nora admits that's very generous of Dorian, she "begs" Lindsay to just tell Sam the truth about where she was the night of the accident. She insists that Sam doesn't have to tell Nora or Bo, but that "Sam can fix it" if she tells him the truth. "As long as the focus is on you, the real baby-killer gets away with it. Is that what you are trying to accomplish?"
Llanview PD - Bo's Office
Bo is watching the surveillance tape from the morning after the accident. He sees Lindsay opening the door and retrieving a newspaper, then a man stepping out of the elevator. "Who the hell is this guy...and what is he doing with Lindsay the morning after the accident?"
Hospital Board Room
As the Board members gather for the vote, Asa accuses Viki of having a conflict of interest in attending since she is "personal with young ‘Dr. Rappaport'." Viki's retort is that they're in attendance to vote on "Dr. Davidson's qualifications as a surgeon." Asa says what the real vote is about is whether a doctor can join the staff because "he's servicing the sexual needs of a hard-up board member." When Ben tries to defend Viki's honor, she tells him it's not needed because those in attendance "can see who has a ‘personal' stake in this and it's not me." Larry, acting in Bill Webster's place, calls the meeting to order and takes the vote. The real "surprises" are Kelly's "yes" and Hank Gannon's "no". With Larry casting Webster's proxy, the vote is tied. Dorian breezes in, apologizing for being late and asking whether the vote has already been taken. As Asa tells Dorian that it is tied and her vote is "needed," Viki looks directly at her and says, "It is up to you Dorian...how are you going to vote?"
Friday, July 23, 1999
The board members are congregated at Llanview Hospital to vote on Ben's
acceptance to the staff. It's up to Dorian to break the tie. As she starts
speak, she receives a cell phone call from Nora. She pretends it's Blair and
hangs up. She starts to speak again and is interrupted by Viki to hurry on.
She votes yes! Viki is ecstatic, Asa dumbfounded. Asa tries to explain to
Dorian what she's just voted on, but she knows. Asa mutters threats to
and badmouths Kelly, who has also voted yes. He's glad Kelly didn't marry
son, Max. She'd have an idiot for a father in law, she says. He issues a
verbal threat to Ben. Ben receives congrats from other board members
including Hank, who apologizes for voting against him, but felt he had to
because of his position as D.A. and Ben's past. Viki wants to speak with
Dorian so Ben leaves with Larry. Viki wants to know why Dorian voted for
Ben; Dorian says Viki helped Mel and also she feels responsible for past
tragedies and wants to make amends. Viki suspects an ulterior motive.
wants Viki to be happy so that things will make sense. Viki is confused.
Later, Ben walks back into the room and states his full title, Dr. Benjamin
Davidson, Llanview Hospital Staff Member. He and Viki play at
"doctor-patient." They talk about the vote and that Dorian lied in her
reasons for voting yes.
Max looks longingly at a picture of himself and Blair. He rips it up and
then receives a phone call from her. She apologizes for what she's done, but
he hangs up on her. Blair calls back crying, but again Max informs Nigel to
hang up. Kelly walks in on Blair and begins to question her. Blair is angry
at Kelly, but after they exchange words, Blair confides that she has made a
bad decision;she can't call it off or change it. Dorian enters the house
overhears. Later, Dorian imagines that she see Viki, who says she will learn
Nora visits Sam and they discuss Lindsay's case. She has a weak defense, Sam
says but Nora says it's only circumstantial. Sam says he will look for the
real hit and run driver. He's concerned about Jessica's blood on the cell
phone, but Nora puts a bug in his ear by saying that the phone is only tied
Jessica, not Lindsay. Loads of people have the same phone, what if they got
mixed up? He asks Nora to be on the defense team, but Nora refuses. Sam
believe her excuses, that she's busy and has a connection to the case so
there's a conflict of interest. Sam is perplexed and he leaves to visit
Andrew visits Lindsay in jail. As he enters the guard makes a nasty comment
and Andrew wants to report him. Lindsay says he is only speaking what
everyone believes, that she's guilty. Andrew has brought a shirt from the
kids at the rec center. It says NOT GUILTY and everyone has signed it. All
the kids know she's innocent, Andrew says. He tells her to have faith in
herself. He offers himself as a character witness. Lindsay tells him to
the kids, she'll be old and gray before she gets out. Andrew doesn't
believe it and says she can thank them herself. Sam appears and again the
guard makes a rude comment about Lindsay. Sam threatens to tell Bo and the
guard backs off. Andrew leaves and Sam tells Lindsay that he tried to get
Nora to join the defense team. Lindsay is happy until Sam tells her that
refused. Lindsay thinks it's because Nora doesn't want to be on a losing
team. She's scared.
Nora is alone in the courtroom when Hank walks in. They chat about
case and Hank says it's a "done deal" because of all the evidence. Nora
about her past infamous case involving Todd and Marty and how she was wrong
in accusing Marty of awful things because of all of the so-called evidence.
She no longer has faith in the world, law or herself. She has a secret and
someone will get hurt whether she tells or not. Hank gives her a hug. He
what it's about, but Nora won't discuss it. She got into something before
realized it. Hank says the system is a good one and that truth and justice
will come out. He leaves and Nora sits in the witness stand. Suddenly, she
"sees" Lindsay who asks what she'll do if Hank is wrong. She is further
questioned by Lindsay, who wants to know why Nora hasn't gone to the police
knowing what she does. Nora explains that she's a lawyer and can't violate
her oath. Lindsay continues to prod her; Nora says Sam would understand.
Lindsay suggests Nora drop a hint. Sam "appears" in the judge's seat and
wonders if he WOULD understand. She is accused of crimes of the heart and
deceit, that she is hiding behind the rules. Suddenly Sam and Lindsay
disappear and Nora is left alone after almost hearing herself being
by "Sam the judge." She steps down from the witness stand and attempts to
call Dorian, who won't pick up the phone.
Back at the Buchanan house, Asa makes a phone call to an unknown female. He
says there's work to be done.