Viki makes plans to go to a conference in Chicago, however when Jess hears about it, she won't allow her mom to go due to her heart condition. Feeling like she's being smothered, Viki announces that she really doesn't need a watchdog.
After Asa learns that Kevin and Kelly have put in a bid on a new house, he guilts them into staying where they are, with him. Kelly is happy that her son will be surrounded by family.
Paul is amazed by Nat's kiss and invites her back to his place. He calls her a tease when she declines, but when she tells him why she's not ready, he understands and agrees to wait. He receives a phone call from Kelly, demanding that he get the medical history of Ace's birth parents. He suddenly feels too involved but reminds her that she will need to help him unearth the real facts on Aunt Betsy's death and Adriana's birth.
Stopping at Blair's office to find out how Starr is, Todd learns that his daughter has been tormented at school and has refused to go back to the doctor. Todd comforts an agonized Blair who blames herself for Starr's condition. Later, Kevin pays a visit and warns Blair to be careful, after she admits that she had a good conversation with her ex-husband and is feeling happy.
Back in his own office, Todd meets with an ex-employee of Buchanan Enterprises who has recently been fired. Todd has plans of his own and the man will be making a very important phone call, after being prompted by Todd's secretary, Mrs. Bigelow. Kelly stops by and learns that Todd has arranged for Ace's blood type to be changed on his records; he also has a new pediatrician set up who will be familiar with the baby's background.
Starr rushes home from school and immediately signs onto the chat room. The person on the other end advises her that her parents are trying to control her. She tells the party that yes she's dangerous, as she pulls a cigarette from her bag. She continues to instant message with an alleged 16-year-old boy and reluctantly agrees to resend her picture that he claims wasn't received. Dorian returns home at the same time that David has completed packing his bag to leave. She went to Mendorra to protect Adriana from her real father, to make sure that he was not aware of her, she contends. She's thrilled that David is jealous and insists that she wasn't with anyone and begs him to stay. Only if she sets a wedding date, he responds. Adriana soon returns home followed by an arguing Blair and Kelly. Blair is pretty certain that Todd has something on Kelly, since she helped him set her up at Ultraviolet. Dorian has a photo of Adriana's father and wants her to remember what he looks like in case she sees him around. She wants her to be safe. David complains about Dorian and Adriana mentions that she's having problems with River. Starr hastily closes the laptop and puts out the cigarette when there's a knock at her door. When it turns out to be Adriana, wearing make-up and a sexy dress, she asks to take her picture. Dorian heads upstairs where Starr mentions that Adriana looks like Dorian in earlier pictures. The voices seem to be going away, she confides to her great-aunt, who is touched by Starr's comment. Dorian admits to being claustrophobic and tells Starr that she is brave, like all Cramer women. Reluctantly, Starr mentions that she's also part Todd. When she's able to get back to the computer, it's the picture of Adriana that is sent. David and Kelly manage a chat; she tells him that she and Kevin have no secrets from each other.
When Todd shows up at Llanfair, he finds Viki learning yoga, courtesy of Jess. Expressing his concerns over Viki's health, he suggests that she stay well to help with Starr and Jack. Starr especially has troubles he advises her, since she's half Blair and half of himself. Antonio pays a visit with an ill Jamie and Todd advises him not to let his daughter out of his sight.
Kevin stops by at Rodi's to make sure that Nat is ok with his suggesting that Jess stay with their mother. He knows that Nat is worried and he believes that she's afraid to show it. Paul manages to get hold of Babe Chandler's medical records and meets with Kelly at Rodi's. (She arrives just as Kevin is leaving; she lies that she's there to hand out christening pictures). Paul promises to get information on the father later. Kelly remarks that she believes that David is telling the truth both about Aunt Betsy and Adriana.
Dorian visits Viki with an abundance of "heart healthy" food. Viki admits not only that she's worried and scared but that Dorian is the only one to whom she can admit that to.
Blair heads up to Starr's room and finds the still burning cigarette but no Starr. After calling out and looking in the closet, she turns to find her unconscious daughter lying under the bed. As Todd learns that Mrs. Bigelow has Harry's (the fired employee) story down pat, he receives a call from Blair, from the hospital.
Thursday, April 8, 2004
Todd puts his plan in motion that he's certain will destroy Kevin. His first order of business is to print a story in the Banner, which insinuates there was some illegal activity going on at Buchanan Enterprises.
Todd draws Antonio and Evangeline into his scheme by planting a rumor that Nora accepted a bribe.
Antonio turns up at Llanfair when he finds it nearly impossible to juggle work and parenthood. Blair gets a firm warning from Dorian not to let Todd talk his way back into her life. Elsewhere, Daniel's invitation for drinks throws Nora off guard.
Natalie checks in with John to see how he's been feeling. He assures her that although their last encounter ended uncomfortably, he still considers her a very good friend. When a mysterious woman who's concerned for her life pays John a visit, Natalie feels as if she's being pushed aside.
Friday, April 9, 2004
Kathryn admits to John that she is in trouble and asks him to help her find Paul Cramer. When the people searching for Kathryn show up at the Angel Square Inn, Roxy helps John hide her on the roof where Marcie and Michael are sharing a romantic evening. When Roxy interrupts to hide out Kathryn, Michael and Marcie wonder about John's safety.
Natalie and Paul play truth or dare at Ultra Violet. While sharing a kiss, John walks in the club and sees them. Interrupting the kiss, he drags Paul away despite Natalie's protests. Kathryn confronts Paul about stolen money. When he confesses to the theft and spending the money, she lets him go. When he runs into Natalie, Paul lets her assume that John and Kathryn are a couple.
Rex stresses about Ultra Violet's reopening when Riley isn't at the club on time. When Riley shows up from playing music for Marcie and Michael's evening, Rex tries to give him a hard time, but Riley threatens to walk.
Antonio and Jamie move into Llanfair knowing R.J. will be furious. Antonio tries to tell Jessica that Viki's recovery will take a long time, but she assures him her mother will be okay.