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Roseanne and Cristian talk about changing their bad luck. Roseanne tells Cristian to only worry about his art. She'll be the bread-winner. She then pulls out a matchbook and looks at the name.
Dorian meets with Jessica to show her a letter from the stalker, regarding Jessica, Viki and the baby. Dorian is blaming Viki for sending the letters, but Jessica says that Viki went to Florida yesterday, so it couldn't be her. Jessica looks at the letter, and flashes on cutting out newspaper clippings and gluing them on paper, the same letter Dorian is holding. Jessica, very upset, says OH MY GOD.
Skye is on the phone with her dad and discovers that Hayley and her husband broke up. Skye starts arguing with her dad and tells him to keep his money.
Jessica is still defending Viki and flashes on to a vision of a doll with a broken head and someone is strangling it. Dorian insists it is Viki and feels that she is still in town. And Dorian is going to look for her. Jessica, very upset, calls Will because she feels she needs help. Asa is there with Will and is curious as to where Will is going. Will explains to him that he is going to see Jessica. After Will leaves, Sam walks in looking for Will, running into Asa. They start exchanging words, and Sam informs Asa that he knows how Ben's medical license was revoked, and he tells Asa that he is going to bust him for everything. After Sam leaves, Asa calls Skye and tells her that Sam is looking for her and to lay low for awhile.
Ben and Viki are sitting at a table discussing their future together when a little boy accidentally throws his football onto their table. Ben starts talking to the boy while Viki watches, smiling at him. Ben then tells Viki how much he loves kids. At that moment Skye discovers them, but stays hidden so they don't see her.
Roseanne is talking to the owner of the Club Sable and he is telling her that the waitress job pays well, and to verify his word he asks an existing waitress to tell her how much she makes. The waitress tells her that the wages are bad, but with the tips she will clear about $800.00 a week. She tells him that she has a boyfriend and doesn't want to be hit on. He hands her a bikini outfit and tells her that's her uniform. At the art school, Cristian is talking to a guy about a picture he drew of Jessica.
Will and Jessica are talking about the letter while Dorian is searching the house. Will still can't figure out why there are all the cut up magazines in the house. Jessica keeps flashing on things regarding the construction of the letter. Despite finding nothing during her search, Dorian keeps insisting that it is Viki terrorizing her. Jessica yells at her to stop.
Ben and Viki are discussing children. She already has three, but she is worried that he has none and she can't have his child. Ben tells Viki that he is going to be practicing medicine again soon and his life will be full with his job and with her. Viki is worried that she won't be able to make Ben happy. Skye is watching them and listening to their conversation.
Sam goes back into the office looking for Will again. Asa is still there and is holding a deck of cards. He wants to make a little wager with Sam. If Asa wins then Sam drops the Skye Chandler deal, if he loses then Will will stop working at Buchanan Enterprises. Will's father doesn't take the deal. They start discussing the chance of Will and Jessica marrying.
Jessica is yelling at Dorian, telling her to leave her and her mother alone. Dorian tells Jessica that she'll leave her alone, but not her mother. Jessica flashes on handling a red toy clock.
Ben and Viki are talking, he is telling her that he loves her and he knew it the moment he saw her when she walked into Crossroads.. Skye hears this and gets upset and leaves.
Roseanne is walking around Club Sable in her uniform, and a man grabs her. The owner rushes to her aide. Roseanne tells him that she doesn't want Cristian knowing anything.
Cristian is in an art class sketching a model. He then imagines that the model is Jessica. She gets up and walks over to him, telling him that she can't live without him. He awakens from the daydream with the teacher screaming at him to see his picture.
Jessica and Will are discussing that her mother is innocent. Will is inclined to believe her mother did it, too. Jessica yells at Will, telling him her mother had nothing to do with it.
Ben and Viki are talking about a future and being happy about their life together, considering it a miracle. He tells her they are in a parallel universe and gets down on one knee and proposes. The crowd applauds.
Skye is pacing in her motel room and is looking outside and is very upset.
Roseanne and Cristian are talking. Cristian is upset about all the money his class is going to cost. Roseanne tells him not to worry about anything. She was hired at the steakhouse and she will help him until he gets successful. Cristian tells her that he will pay her back every penny.
Jessica is crying to Will. She feels that she is losing her mind. She runs out of the room. Will calls to her, but discovers some cut out letters on the floor
Rae on All My Children
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Tad's sporty little two-seat car broke down on the way to the station so Dixie was forced to play roadside service and take Tad to work. It wasn't that she minded because she now had the chance to meet renowned advice guru, Dr. Rae Cummings. Her ears probably ringing, Rae strolled onto the studio floor and greeted Tad. The two were old friends from their days in California; Rae was a disc jockey and Tad was living his life as heir to the Orsini Vineyard fortune. Rae was pleased to see that Tad had found happiness-even if it did take him and Dixie years to finally get back together. "You're the kind of stuff that dreams are made of," said Rae. "Couples like you give me hope." Tad chuckled to himself and urged Rae to save the good sound bites for when the cameras started rolling. The stage was set to roll, but Tad said that they usually do not begin until Liza shows up. Rae recognized Liza's name and knew that she was married to Adam Chandler. Dixie asked Rae if she knew Adam, but she shook her head and said that she knew him "by reputation only."
As the taping of The Cutting Edge came to an end, Rae had time for one more call. The caller dubbed herself Ruby and spoke with a familiar southern twang. Tad recognized the voice as Opal's, but didn't let on. Opal, or Ruby, said that she was concerned because her ex-husband and his new wife were trashing her reputation. Rae advised Opal that they mudslingers usually end up dirty. Her advice concluded with a statement that Opal's true friends would know better than to believe the scurrilous remarks. Before hanging up on the call, Tad smiled broadly and said, "So long, mama. I love you." Liza finally arrived and praised Rae for a wonderful performance. She said that she and Adam had both watched the show in her office. Rae thanked Liza, but said that she had to start her trek back to Llanview. She asked to use the phone and was directed to Liza's office.
Rae found Adam still in Liza's office. To open the conversation, Rae asked Adam if he'd enjoyed her spot on the show. Adam nodded and confessed that he usually views relationship experts as spewers of "psychobabble." As for Rae, well, she seemed "authentic." Rae thanked Adam, but said that she wishes she could be as useful in her own life as she is to others. She asked Adam if he'd heard of a man by the name of Daniel Faulkner. Adam nodded and growled that he "hates, despises, and loathes" the man. Rae smiled and said that she knew that they'd have something in common. Daniel, as it turns out, is Rae's husband. Daniel had apparently posed as a financial advisor or broker and bilked dozens of investors out of millions and millions of dollars. Adam and Rae were among his victims. Rae asked Adam if he knew where she could find her husband. Adam shook his head and noted that he hadn't tried to track down the man. Rae was surprised by Adam's nonchalant attitude---especially so when Adam claimed that the whole affair was nothing more than a bad business venture. Adam asked Rae to keep quirt about being swindled because he did not want his reputation tarnished. Rae agreed. Liza appeared in the doorway and asked the pair if they'd found anything in common. Adam quickly stepped towards his wife and mentioned that he was asking Rae about his daughter, Skye, who was now residing in Llanview. Rae nodded and said that she Skye was a very beautiful young woman, a woman who was having martial problems of her own. Adam was floored by the news that Skye was once again married. He stormed out of the office intent on getting some answers. Liza didn't believe that Rae and Adam were discussing Skye. When she asked Rae for the truth, Rae questioned Liza about her lack of trust in Adam. She did confess that they were talking about a bad business deal. Before leaving, she urged Liza to confront Adam about her doubts and concerns. "If you're having doubts about Adam, you make him tell you the truth." In the studio on his cellular phone, Adam angrily asked Skye why she hadn't told him that she'd gotten remarried. He nearly hit the roof when she revealed that she'd married a doctor. "Are you trying to find yourself another [Dr. Jonathan] Kinder?!"
Today's recap was provided by Marti Dixon
Roseanne began her new job today, as a waitress in a club in New York. She saw R.J. come in and sit at one of her tables. She switched sections with another girl, so that he would not see her. He was there to meet Judge Peterson. They talked about Téa investigating the judge's rulings. Peterson said that he would take care of Téa, but R.J. warned him to stay away from her. He thought the judge should disappear for a while. He left and R.J. called Téa to cancel their dinner date. He lied to her, telling her that he was in Boston. R.J. left without seeing Rosey.
Téa was at the police station, where she met up with Kevin. He wanted the story on the Peterson investigation, but Téa had no comment. Grace came in, and so did Joey and Kelly. Brian walked past them, into his meeting with Nora. Nora let him know that she believes he should pay for hurting the women. Brian told her that he hoped she could "get him off." Nora went home to tell Sam about the meeting. Throwing Todd's trial cost too much to risk doing that again. He offered to take the case for her, but she refused. He also told her that Renee had been there to get Nora's help. Renee had agreed with Sam that Asa is using Will. Renee was also worried about Asa's health.
Kelly and Joey went to the Sun, where Kelly got upset about being blind and stupid for believing Brian's innocence. Joey thought it was too soon to be back at work. Grace came in and convinced Kelly to take a few days off, leaving her in charge. Kevin came in, and offered to help Grace learn how to run the paper. He said that his secret was a notebook, in which he writes everything. He said that every other page was about Grace. He wouldn't let her read it, but he left it behind when he went. Grace began to read it, and was surprised by what it said. Kelly and Joey went to eat at the diner, where Joey assured her that because Brian's bullet hit his arm, the curse of Kelly killing those she loved is gone.
Max and Blair were at Asa's, worried that Renee will find out the truth about the adoption. Nigel told them that Renee had a surprise for them. When she got there, she was starting to tell Max something important, when Blair yelled at her to "spit it out." She was about to, when she had to answer the door. She brought in Esther Hoffman, the nurse who witnessed the adoption.
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Sam and Lindsay are at the country club. They're having a discussion about Will, Bo and Nora and the fact that Will is working for Asa. Lindsay says that Bo loves her and will be on their side. Sam found out about Asa's involvement with Ben's losing his medical license and will hit him where it hurts-in his family. Suddenly, Bo appears and wants to know what's going on. Sam says it's between him and Asa. Even though Bo himself says he's on their side, Sam refuses to accept it. Bo says there will be a big battle.
Renee walks into the study with a surprise-Esther Hoffman, the nurse from Las Vegas who was involved in the adoption of Renee's child. Max and Blair are shocked. The three play dumb for Renee's sake, not letting on that they've already met. Esther really wanted to see everyone, she says and see how it all turned out. She comments on Blair's ring and how she used to have one just like it. Renee looks a bit confused as she goes off to get coffee for everyone. As soon as she's out Max and Blair pounce on the nurse and demand to know why she's in Llanview. She's broke, she retorts, while they're living it up. They will have to give her money or she'll wait for Asa(who's out of town). As she starts to pour herself a drink, Blair rips it from her hand. She'll get nothing, she says. Esther mentions that she ran into Sam in Las Vegas;he was looking for dirt but she hasn't given him anything, YET! Blair freaks out at that, especially after the nurse says she wants one million dollars by the end of the day. When Renee comes back, Esther tells her she has to leave.
As Dorian gently places flowers on Megan's grave, she asks for forgiveness. She knows she doesn't deserve it, but she shouldn't be tortured either. She just can't take it. Dorian hears a baby crying and begs Megan to stop. She hears it in her mind and finally believes that she's the one who is torturing herself. She'll do anything but she can't go crazy!! She becomes hysterical. Other members of her family have been committed. She swears she'll change, she doesn't want to be insane. She is startled by a priest and leaves.
R.J. and Téa are at the diner; it's amazing how quickly R.J. got home from Boston, the asst. D.A. mentions. There's nothing on the judge yet, but if he's dirty they will appeal Dorian's case. R.J. mentions that she's already suffering, but Téa says she can't suffer enough. The problem is, the judge just left town. Someone must have tipped him off.
Roseanne plans on having a special evening to celebrate Cristian's first day of school. She's out on the fire escape when he arrives home. She lies about her job at the steakhouse and then gives Cris a gift-top of the line paintbrushes. The artist says he's not great and in fact he's quitting. Roseanne wonders if it all has to do with Jessica because Cris has never doubted himself before. He denies wanting to quit because of Jess;everyone else in his class has had training, studios, supplies and money. He can't compete, he's behind. He apologizes for ruining the evening as Rosie finds the pictures of Jess that he did in school. Roseanne says it's her fault, she forced him to come to NY. She tells him she can't compete with a memory but wherever he goes, the memory will still be there.
Jess is sitting and talking with Megan at the gazebo. She tells the child she will never forget her. Will suddenly appears-Jess is talking to herself. As he watches her, Jess is "hugging Megan" but then snaps out of it. Jess says she was thinking about Dorian and wonders who could be doing all of the torturing. Whoever it is has suffered a trauma and blocked it out. Jess thinks Dorian is punishing herself;Will is thoughtful. He asks her to come to dinner with him.
They arrive at the country club and run into Sam, Lindsay and Bo. They have their own table, Will says. Sam wants to set up a time to speak with Will, but they don't come to an agreement. The young couple heads to their table and sit down where Will proceeds to stare at Jess. She wants to know what's going on and he says he's just thinking about her and what they've gone through together. He would trust her with his life and would never keep secrets from her. Does she have any? She says no and just then Dorian walks in. She stops to see Bo and Lindsay and apologizes. She finally knows who has been bothering her. Will overhears and jumps up to stop her but Sam intervenes. It's herself; says Dorian. The judge was too lenient with her;she deserves to be punished. The others don't quite understand. Dorian just wants to go home. Behind her, Jess has quietly left and Esther has arrived for dinner. As she sits down, Sam sees her. What is she doing in Llanview, the lawyer asks her.
Max doesn't want to give Esther any money; she'll only come back for more, he tells Blair. He'll have to think of something. Renee comes back to see them and tells them that though Esther was a surprise, she wasn't HER surprise. She knows that Max is up to something because she's not a fool or blind. She won't pry though. She knows Max is always worried about money and her surprise is that she will rewrite her will and leave everything to Max. She goes off to take a phone call from Asa.
Roseanne really wants Cristian to give the art school a chance. Just then, they receive a call from Carlotta who wants to know how the first day of school was. Cris lies and says it was hard but will get better. It's especially nice to have Roseanne there. Rosie takes the phone to chat with Téa and assures her she has a good job. But she's interested in knowing why R.J. was in NY. Téa says that wasn't him, he was in Boston. Rosie assures her it was probably a look-a-like but Téa looks in R.J.'s direction. After the phone call, Cris tells Rosie he meant what he said, about her being there. He'll stay.
Jessica has made her way to Dorian's house and let herself in. Unknown to her, Will has figured out where she's gone and goes in. As he turns on the light, he is sickened by the sight-Jessica has destroyed Dorian's house. He hears a baby crying and finds a tape. He heads up the stairs. Dorian's portrait has the word KILLER in black paint all over it. As he picks up the brush Lindsay, Bo and Dorian enter the house and spot him at the top of the stairs.
Jessica is back at the gazebo, singing to Megan and stroking her hair. The image of Megan disappears and Jess is there, alone.