In John's room, he and Natalie kissed passionately and began taking off each other's clothes. But once they were on the bed, Natalie felt something was wrong and accused John of thinking about Caitlyn, that he wasn't ready to let her go. Natalie pointed out the fact that John still had a drawer full of pictures of Caitlyn, that he can't get over the pain of losing her. Natalie stated she was ready to get on with her life, and proved it by removing her engagement and wedding rings. When will John be ready to move on, she asked. John thought he was ready, but Natalie disagreed and left.
In Atlantic City, Paul and Roxanne ran into each other and bonded while betting on the ponies. Paul suggested Roxy put in a good word for him with Natalie, if he and Natalie were married, Paul could help Roxy get some of Natalie's money. As usual, Roxanne lost all her money, including the money Nigel gave her to help pay off her debt. When Natalie showed up looking for her, at Nigel's request, Roxanne was reduced to looking for stray quarters near the slot machines. Kelly also came to Atlantic City and demanded that Paul tell her everything he knew about Ace's birth parents. Kelly was worried that Kevin's snooping into Paul's background would reveal the truth about where Ace came from.
Viki was released from the hospital and took a taxi to visit Kevin. She told him the doctors said that she was not responding to the medication and would need to have an angioplasty to decide what to do next. She asked him to keep the news quiet and not worry Jessica or Natalie until the test results came back.
Marcie brought Michael home from the hospital, bumping his leg several times on the way in the door. Michael was convinced that the papers Dr. Long had shown them were fake and that he was selling the organs illegally. They decided they needed to find someone to pretend to be the relative of a rich person that needed a transplant and that way they could get the proof they needed against Dr. Long. John showed up to yell at them, he had learned from the police that Dr. Long had almost had Michael and Marcie arrested. He promised to look into it and find out what Dr. Long was up to.
Starr told Blair and Todd that she ran away because she couldn't stand the two of them fighting all the time. Blair and Todd promised they would be civil to each other from now on, even if they did disagree. Matthew came over to visit Starr and the two went upstairs. Todd told Blair that everything would be OK now and they almost kissed, but were interrupted by Nora and Bo ringing the doorbell. Bo told them that Laser would be going to jail for a long time. Todd grudgingly thanked Bo for helping to rescue Starr. Starr told Matthew she wasn't going to try to get her parents together anymore, "sometimes you have to let your dumb parents do what they want to do." Matthew, however, was not ready to give up on his parents and later invited each of them on the same camping trip, unbeknownst to them. Starr talked on the phone to Travis and was very excited when he said he might come to Llanview to visit her.
Blair and Todd talked about their relationship and Blair asked Todd to give her some time. She decided to take Starr and Jack on a trip to take some time to think. The next morning, Viki arrived at Dorian's to visit Starr and found Todd sleeping on the doorstep.
Starr was thrilled to see Viki and they went off together so Starr could tell her everything that happened. Blair was surprised to see Todd and to learn he'd stayed on the doorstep all night. She reminded him that she said she needed time, but did not seem at all angry at him. "I'll wait forever", Todd told her.
Friday, May 14, 2004
Jessica wonders where Antonio spent the night. He is angry when he realizes that she followed him. Later, Antonio calls Evangeline to tell her he doesn't like keeping secrets from Jessica. She tells him that is not an option and he insists that this is his last case. After hanging up, Antonio leaves the student union, not realizing that Jess was listening to his conversation. At the radio station, Jessica takes part in a debate about cheating in your college classes. Riley listens to the program as he debates buying a term paper to pass a class. Jessica, Marcie, and Jen agree to a girls night out at a new club called the Hook Up.
R.J. is suspicious of Evangeline. When she explains her long work hours, he wants to go with her for protection. When she insists that she can take care of herself, he asks her to move in with him. The discussion leads to an argument and Evangeline storms out of the diner. Seeing Antonio, she tells him that the stake out is at a club called the Hook Up. After R.J. agrees to babysit he begins to wonder about Antonio and Evangeline's relationship.
Todd tells Viki that he promised Dorian to stay away from Blair. He is surprised when Viki tells him that it would be ridiculous for him to stand by that promise. Insisting that he is going to stand by his word, he asks Viki for her support. When Kevin shows up, Viki is happy to see her brother and son acting civil toward each other. As soon as Todd leaves, Kevin voices his suspicious about Todd and Kelly but agrees to try to stop arguing with his uncle for his mother's sake. When Dorian shows up, Viki confronts her about using Starr and Jack as leverage in her war against Todd. After the two argue, Viki thanks Dorian for treating her like her old self. After Dorian leaves, Viki has another episode.
Kelly asks Dorian to cover for her. Dorian demands to know what Paul has gotten Kelly into. When Kelly finds out that Kevin is to digging into Paul's past she is upset. After Kevin leaves, she turns to Todd for help asking him to get rid of Paul. Kevin is angry when he shows up and finds Kelly and Todd together again.
Carlotta gets upset when David questions her about Adriana's father. A comment she makes, sends David to the newspapers for answers. Hearing his mother pray for ‘Manny', Antonio questions Carlotta. River later agrees to help Adriana learn more about her father.