Jen, Riley, Shannon and Marcie commiserate over having to spend their summer in school for failing classes. When they're called into Viki's office, she starts off by mentioning that she's noticed they've all failed in group projects so she has a proposal for them. She's created a work/study program for them; they're to help in rebuilding the community center. All of the students express dismay but gingerly agree to it. All except Shannon who is then informed that it's all or none. If she doesn't join the group, they will all fail.
Todd finds a sullen Blair who explains she's like that due to Margaret's visit. The woman has claimed that she and Todd slept together. Her husband adamantly responds that he only used her to get information and he's insistent that he never slept with her. He's sure that Kevin put her up to everything and Blair expresses her concern over the woman. He also contends that his secret with Kelly has nothing to do with Blair.
A crazed Margaret calls out for Todd.
R.J. runs into Evangeline near the community center; she's not happy when she learns that he's been keeping tabs on her whereabouts. She accuses him of stalking her.
John grills Paul on his activities during the night that Kathryn was murdered. Natalie shows up and provides his alibi; they were together at her place that night. She tells John to get over himself when he begins to lecture her. The results come in and Paul's gun was not used in the murders so he's released. Nat agrees to meet him at Rodi's. Paul stops to write a note to Kevin.
Kevin gets an update from Nora while at Rodi's. She surprisingly believes Todd when he says that he didn't steal the papers from Kevin's office since he did plead guilty to bribing Harry McKenzie. Furthermore, Margaret does not appear to be very stable along with the fact that the security cameras don't show anything suspicious. Nora suggests that Kevin get to the bottom of Kelly's alliance with Todd instead. Margaret shows up but Kevin turns down her proposal that they continue to go after Todd. Evangeline confides to Nora over burgers that she's upset with R.J., dealing with a dead body in her office and kissing John. She continues on until a choking Nora brings her back to the subject of John, even after Evangeline tries to change the subject to Nora and Daniel Colson. When John shows up, Nora gives a flimsy excuse and takes off. The pair talk about Kathryn's murder. R.J. sees them deep in conversation. Nat, who is nearby waiting for Paul, looks on jealously. When Paul arrives, she suggests they start over, they make a toast and agree to begin the search for the Santi money. Nat leaves to pack and Paul hands the bartender money so that someone can deliver a note for him.
Kevin returns to the Buchanan mansion, unhappily telling Kelly that everyone is mad at him for going after Todd. When he asks about their connection, she admits that Todd did a favor for her and she owes him. Kevin pleads for the story once again and though a crying Kelly appears on the verge of disclosing it all, they are interrupted by a phone call from Todd. He insists that she get Kevin to drop the charges against him immediately or he'll reveal her secret. The doorbell rings when Kelly leaves the room and a man delivers an envelope addressed to Kevin. The note inside reads, "Do you think you're Ace's father?"
Nat meets up with Viki and admits that she lied previously, that she was really with Paul. Viki is disappointed to learn that they are planning a trip and thinks that Natalie is being impulsive. They begin to argue and it ends with Natalie running off.
Todd assures Blair that he will not let anyone ruin their lives. When the doorbell interrupts their kiss, they hear Margaret yelling that she's there to apologize. She has a "gift" for them; a negligee that she wore during her first time with Todd. He continues to insist that he never slept with Margaret.
The kids arrive at the police station, hoping that John will talk some sense into his cousin. R.J. plants himself at Nora's desk and asks if anything is going on between John and Evangeline. Though Nora denies knowing anything, he notices that Nora is not surprised by his question and figures he has his answer.
Paul is happy with himself as Kevin shows Kelly the note. He thinks that Todd is behind it.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
After Rex calls Shannon to the Country Club, the two devise a way to come between Adriana and River. When River goes into a dressing room to change, Shannon follows. After tearing her shirt off, she tries to tempt River, but he rejects her. When she storms out, not wearing a shirt, she and River run into Adriana and Rex. River swears that nothing happened and Adriana believes him, leaving Shannon humiliated. In the cabana, River and Adriana begin to make love.
Asa tries to get Kevin to go after Todd, but he refuses, reminding Asa of Viki's heart condition. Margaret is furious when Blair refuses to believe her claims of sleeping with Todd. While Kevin is confronting Todd at the penthouse, Asa brings in Margaret to help him get back at Todd. Kevin asks Blair to take her job back at Craze, but she refuses. Asa calls Margaret and encourages her to go after Todd.
Carlotta is attacked in Angel Square by a man demanding to know where her bracelet is. She rushes to the police station to tell Antonio. At the station, Antonio is confronted by the bar manager when she realizes that he is a cop. Going to the Hook Up, Antonio tells them that he is Manuel Santi's nephew. John walks into the bar and demands to have Antonio's badge. Sonia is a witness, but isn't convinced that Antonio is for real. To prove himself, she demands he pull a job for the Santi family.
Friday, June 25, 2004
Convinced that the photo of Margaret and Todd in bed together is bogus, Blair confronts Margaret and smacks her! Although the idea of keeping a secret from Jessica doesn't thrill Antonio, John makes him realize that he can't tell her that he's working undercover. With that in mind, he only tells Jessica that John fired him, but doesn't reveal it's all part of an elaborate scheme.
Looking for the truth, Kevin demands Kelly tell him whether or not he's really Ace's father. Devastated by the question, Kelly picks up the baby and moves in with Dorian. Standing alone in his empty house, Kevin fears that Todd is the real dad.
River and Adriana's romantic moment in the cabana is interrupted by David. He freaks when she tells him that she gave the cross to Antonio. Meanwhile, Shannon isn't sure if she wants to go along with Viki's work-study program, but Marcie convinces her otherwise.