Max accuses Gabrielle of still wanting him since he's always been the one that got away, both then and now, while Asa listens nearby. She orders Max out of their lives and house though he still insists to be able to have read her expression when he first announced his departure plans and she really doesn't want him to leave. She claims it was all a part of her own plan and that she's immune to him thanks to prison. Gabrielle also tells Max that she and Asa laugh at him as the senior Buchanan strolls in with Al, looking for a riding lesson. When Al chooses the horse he wants to ride with the backing of his mother and new father, Max changes his mind and decides he has to stay-that horse is part wild and he needs to watch over Al. The newlyweds appear to be upset that Max has changed his mind and Al decides to ride another time. Gabrielle is upset about Al though not enough to stop their plans. Asa wonders if his wife still has feelings for her ex-husband and she admits she does but they are of contempt and loathing. She will pretend otherwise for her plan to work, she says, since she knows Max still has feelings for her. She says all of his with tears in her eyes.
Kelly wants to stop Blair from moving in with Todd but her cousin tries to tell her that she's in control; that is until they see Todd replacing Dorian's portrait with one of the Mannings-minus half of Blair's face. Todd and Blair begin to divide the rooms of the house up as well as their time spent with Starr. When their daughter comes down the stairs on her way to the pool, they become civil and try to top each other with what they are going to do with/for Starr. She suggests they do everything together as a family. Later, Blair reassures Kelly that Todd does not know that the new baby is his and that she has a test. Once he accepts her unconditionally she will tell him. Kelly is concerned over all of this and also wonders how Max will feel. Just then Max arrives, hearing of the new living arrangements from Renee. He needed to check on his baby and to make sure Blair is not being hassled. He assures her she hasn't heard the end of it from him; Kelly thinks Blair will flunk her own test.
As R.J. notes to Seth that Bo will have to keep trying to capture him, the commish himself appears. He reminds R.J. that all of his illegal activity is now gone and pretty soon the bar will be too. He is convinced that R.J. is holding out on him and knows more than he told him about Colin's murder. Gannon reminds Bo that they had a deal for his immunity and it's too bad that the evidence didn't work out to the satisfaction of the police. R.J. suggests that Sam is covering up for his son, much like Bo did for Drew. That doesn't appear to sit too well with Bo but he does tell R.J. that he thinks Sam is innocent and wants to stop the trial. R.J. taunts him about Nora spending time with Sam and as Bo leaves, he warns R.J. that he will be watching him. Roseanne arrives to apologize to R.J. for trying to take his money and whips out her voodoo doll when he steps away. She also calls Antonio to tell him how sorry she is for everything (Antonio says he can't help her) but she fixed it to make it right. Now Bo has been all over R.J. (who also knows that Antonio knows all). He doesn't know when he'll return, he advises her. She then goes to visit Senora Lena who is pleased to see that the doll has worked. This time Roseanne wants her to make a particular man love her as she hands her pictures of herself and Antonio together.
As Jess looks for Viki, Ben informs her she's already left for London to visit with Joey. She cries to Ben about Will's lies, though he reassures her that his nephew does love her. She thinks he's covering up for someone, she saw evidence and she doesn't believe it's Sam who committed the murder, she tells her stepfather. She fills him in with details on the passport, the boots and the people Will hired to hurt Colin. She won't admit whether she thinks Will is guilty or not and flees upstairs to try to contact her mother. After Ben leaves for the courtroom, Al stops by to check on Jess to make sure she's ok after the other night. He'll protect her from Will if she needs him to, he tells her.
Will bursts in to speak with Sam who tells him it's alright if Nora is there. He informs him of the bloody boots that were found in his closet and how Bo thinks they're Sam's (they are). Nora wonders why Bo had a search warrant to begin with and Will states that he thinks there was a lead. Nora runs off to try to reach Bo for information while father and son have a chat. Sam admits he hasn't told Nora everything and he wants to know what Will knows. Nora returns to say Bo wasn't around but wants to know what the two were talking about. Will storms off and Nora goes after him. She begs him to trust her so he tells her that R.J. saw him at Colin's. As he's about to spill more, Ben rushes in and goes to Sam. He accuses Sam of protecting Will and accuses him of taking the blame for Will. Nora yells at Will about the boots being found and that their odds of winning are less now. He suggests she speak to Ben for the truth because he feels Will is responsible for what Sam is going through. She wants Will to find her if he has anything else to tell her. As Will leaves, Bo arrives and asks him if Sam is "taking the fall" for him just like he himself did for Drew. He asks Will if he killed Colin.
Thursday, June 21, 2001
Nora eavesdropped on Ben and Sam's
conversation regarding the mounting evidence
against Will. She concluded that Will killed Colin
after also hearing Bo accuse Will of the crime. A
conflicted Nora confided to Bo that in order to save
Sam she would have to destroy someone he loves.
Jessica and Al arrived as the trial began. Hank
called Bo to the stand first and he testified that
Sam confessed to killing Colin. But in
cross-examination from Nora, Bo admitted that he
didn't buy Sam's confession. Later, Will was called
to the stand.
Gabrielle and Asa staged an argument for Max.
After Asa stormed out, Max stepped into the library
to gloat. Max thought he was right all along that
Gabrielle just married Asa for his money. Gabrielle
allowed Max to see her vulnerability and a hint of
his buried feelings for her surfaced. Later,
Gabrielle and Asa were pleased that Max was
falling into their trap.
Cristian tracked down a surprised Jen in New
York. He wanted to know what drove Jen away and
reminded her that her father needed her support.
Jen finally admitted that going back to Llanview
would mean telling everyone who killed Colin.
Andrew arrived at Dorian's house to tell Kelly that
he's going to Africa to do missionary work with
AIDS victims. He also revealed to Kelly that
Cassie might be coming back to Llanview.
Meanwhile, Senora Minta provided Roseanne with
a potion to cause Antonio to fall in love with her.
Roseanne decided to test it on Kelly to see if she
can get her to fall in love with someone else while
Kevin's away. Later, Roseanne pretended to
"make nice" with Kelly.
Friday, June 22, 2001
In her New York hotel room, a distraught Jen
accidentally broke the stone that Cristian gave her
as he proded her about Colin's death. Jen feared
that she wouldn't be able to proceed with a
relationship with Cristian if she continued to be
consumed with guilt related to Colin's death.
Cristian finally convinced Jen to return to Llanview.
The trial moved into high gear as Hank questioned
Will, finally forcing him to link the bloody boots to
Sam. Nora's cross examination took several
surprising turns, which jolted not ony Hank, but
Sam, Ben, Jessica, and Will himself. First, Nora
placed Will on the docks the night of the murder
and got him to testify that he tried to hire a group of
thugs to hurt Colin. He then said that they roughed
him up instead. Next, Nora used hosptial records
to show that Will couldn't account for his
whereabouts for several hours between getting
roughed up and his seeking treatment. When Sam
realized Nora was attempting to implicate Will in
the murder, he went ballistic, and had to be warned
several times by the judge to restrain himself. In an
attempt to save Will, he almost changed his plea
back to guilty, but was dissuaded by Nora who
agreed to let up on Will. Later, Jen entered and
shocked the courtroom by announcing that she
gave Colin's passport to Will.
Roseanne lied that she wanted to apologize to
Kelly. She convinced Kelly to get her a drink as she
schemed to slip the potion in Kelly's glass. While
Kelly stepped away, an unseen Starr overheard
Roseanne consult with Senora Minta about
administering the love potion. Kelly returned and
Roseanne's plan was foiled when she spilled the
potion. Roseanne then left in a huff. Later, Starr
used the redial function on the phone that
Roseanne used and told Senora Minta that she
wanted to obtain some love potion.
Gabrielle seemed to be using an air conditioner
breakdown at the mansion to come onto Max. But
then she revealed she turned off the central air to
impress Asa with her desire to economize. Max
advised her about handling Asa as the two of them
reminisced about another sultry night that they
spent together. Later, Gabrielle and Max wondered
what their lives would be like if that night had gone