Evangeline visited Todd at Statesville to let him know that she was working on his appeal. She hesitatingly divulged that Blair was seeking full custody of the children. He calmed down after being reminded that his temper had done him in already, and a visit from Marty interrupted them. She reiterated that she knew Todd was innocent; she had been involved with treating the male offenders, and she could see that he had changed.
Kevin gleefully told his grandfather that he had acquired the Sun, thanks to Todd's selling some shares to pay his attorney's fees. Asa was angry that Blair would be involved with it, but Kevin tried to make Asa see that the reason was because Blair was good at what she did. When Asa warned Kelly and suggested she carry a gun, Kelly explained that she and Kevin trusted each other.
Jen refused to talk to Lindsay, who tracked her down at the university; she was flunking out and had major problems. Riley rescued her by mentioning their studying. He thought Jen should try to work things out with Marcie. Nearby, Michael and Marcie chatted; he couldn't believe she liked him after some of the things he had pulled, while she admitted that she could relate to John's behavior after losing his fiancée.
Jen approached, and she and Marcie agreed on a truce; Marcie wanted to forget the kissing incident, and she needed to forgive Jen if she had done so with Michael. Feeling guilty over how she had treated her mom, Jen admitted that she thought her mother was with Rex, but she was probably just being paranoid. Riley took off when Jen only wanted to dwell on her problems. Everyone had them, he informed her.
Dorian announced that Aunt Betsy was dead and wanted the truth from David. He glossed over the events of the afternoon; they had merely been toasting the will, and she had been kissing him and rubbing against him. Aunt Betsy had hated men, Dorian reminded David, and had been on medication and didn't drink. Dorian wanted an autopsy.
As Betsy was wheeled out, Dorian could hardly contain herself with the telling of her story. Much to David's surprise, she backed him up instead of turning him in like she had scared him into believing. Dorian continued to demand the truth, and David finally recounted Betsy's last request. Dorian immediately asked how much and smacked him when he told her. The police could be suspicious, she thought. Paul walked in on them as they kissed; he would demand the autopsy.
Viki took Starr to visit her mother at the Palace, but Starr stole Roxy's lipstick and scrawled "Free Todd Manning" on the ladies' room walls. She was afraid she would never see her dad again and figured that way she could be sent to Statesville to be with him. She blamed her mom. Blair gave Viki a picture of the children to give to Todd.
Roxy busily set up a picket line for Nigel against Asa while she told Rex to stay away from Lindsay. His mentioning that Lindsay had tried to dump him made Roxy happy. He wanted to be friends with her though, as she had taught him lots of useful things -- and not what Roxy was picturing, he scolded her. After thinking about it, he believed it was better to break everything off and vowed to tell Lindsay. After what had happened to Troy, Roxy sneered and said that she'd call the cops if he disappeared.
When Lindsay arrived, first she tried to find out anything that she could about Rex and Jen. Rex gently told her that they should break off their friendship. Their goodbye kiss turned passionate as Jen walked in, looking for her mother. Spotting the pair, she turned and ran out. Rex and Lindsay agreed it was good they had stopped their friendship before someone got hurt.
Marty found Blair and explained that Todd had refused to let Evangeline pursue her line of attack on Blair and that he had fired her for what she had done. She knew that Todd loved Blair and had gone to prison for her. The women argued over their different circumstances, with Blair finally ordering Marty to stay away from her. Kevin ran into Blair shortly after, but she keeled over in a dead faint.
Viki gave Todd the picture from Blair. He insisted that Blair loved him and knew how he had protected her at the trial. He vowed that he'd get her back someday.
Thursday, December 18, 2004
Blair was evasive when Kevin wanted her to divorce Walker and be with him. Walker unnerved Blair with his calm demeanor.
Michael/Al was determined to tell Marcie the truth, and Michael's soul regained control of his body after he did so. Al was called to a higher plane, but Luna arranged for Al to meet with an angel, who would give Al another chance in Michael's body if he could make Michael commit three good deeds in three days.
Bo received a written, coded message from the Music Box Killer. Riley helped Bo and John break the code. Bo and John realized the decoded message was the address of Troy's former loft. Nora went to see Troy in Statesville. Bo feared the killer might target Flash as his next victim and placed her under police protection.
Nigel told Roxy that his dream was to buy and refurbish the formerly grand Angel Square Hotel. Roxy took Nigel to meet with the owner of the hotel.
Friday, FEBRUARY 27, 2004
Kevin took an unconscious Blair to the hospital. Worried about her mother, Starr visited Blair. Dorian consented to surgery to remove Blair's tumor. Starr tried to convince Kelly to call Todd to let Todd know that Blair was sick. When Blair asked to speak to Kevin, Kelly agreed to make the call. Upset, Todd started planning a way to get out of prison. Recalling his cellmate's offer to sell him drugs, Todd overdosed as a way to get out of his cell.
Antonio was shocked when Jessica continued to defend Stephen. After Antonio left her at home with police protection, Stephen called Jessica to put further doubts about Antonio in her head. The next morning, Antonio asked Jessica to go into hiding with Natalie. She agreed but remembered Stephen's warning that he was the only one she could trust. When he called, Stephen got Jessica to tell him about John's and Antonio's plans.
John told Natalie that she was still in danger. Telling Antonio of his plans to move Natalie to a safe house until they could arrest Stephen for kidnapping, John was surprised when he found out Jessica insisted she had gone willingly. Stephen planned to kill Jessica and Natalie.
Jen saw Lindsay and Rex together but refused to run away. Later, she confronted them and told them both to stay away from her.