Blair, Dorian, Starr and David attend Mrs. Bigelow's funeral. Blair downloaded Dorian on her run in with Margaret. Dorian is still convinced that Todd ran off on Blair and the kids. Blair hallucinates that Mrs. Bigelow spoke to her and said "don't be so sure I am dead." Blair gets an idea from the cryptic statement. Blair sets a trap for Margaret and plans on publishing in The Sun that Mrs. Bigelow did not die from the fall and she is at the hospital in critical condition. She hopes this will lure Margaret to the hospital to finish off Mrs. Bigelow.
Margaret sets her pregnancy plans in motion by first spiking Todd's drink with a sexual stimulant then she tests her temperature for fertilization. Todd's attempts at tampering with the results did not go over very well. Margaret pulls a gun on Todd.
John and Evangeline get into another argument. John does not tell Evangeline or Bo that the gloves may belong to Michael. Michael tells Bo about the evidence pointing to him. John fears that this new information, though improbable, may destroy Michael's career. Marcie confides in Evangeline about the new evidence. Evangeline begins to understand John's behavior earlier that led to their fight. Marcie admits to Evangeline that she still cares about Michael. Paige, Bo and John try to clear Michael's name but instead may have implicated him even more.
Jessica tells Antonio that she is happy they did not get married because they would be getting a divorce right now. Antonio apologizes for breaking up their relationship. Cris tells Natalie that he is afraid he is the one stalking Jessica. Cris asks Jessica to see the note that the stalker left. The handwriting was not Cris' but Antonio finds it familiar.
Todd manages to convince Margaret that what she is doing is wrong. That he loves his children and children should be the best part of their parents so if he and Margaret had children under the present circumstances their child would never be better off. He promises her that he will speak to the police and tell them to take it easy on her since she was not in her right mind. Margaret takes this as a sign that he loves her. Margaret turns on the radio to dance with Todd and hears the news bulletin that Mrs. Bigelow is alive. Margaret heads to the hotel. Todd uses a hidden knife and cuts himself loose. He finds a flair gun and fires it through the window. The blast causes an avalanche that destroys the cabin and traps Todd.
Dorian and Blair take Mrs. Bigelow's body from the funeral home to the hospital. Asa almost ruins their plans but Dorian threatens him with the prostitute's testimony from Kevin's custody case last summer. Asa backs off. Dorian follows Asa. Margaret finds Mrs. Bigelow's room. Blair hides behind a curtain.
Antonio inspires Jessica to write a column about her recent experience as a victim of stalking. Jessica asks Kevin to hire her to write the series of articles. Kevin defends Duke to Asa. Kevin and Duke may be able to repair the damage to their relationship.
Marcie and Michael also make baby steps toward rekindling their relationship.
A snowed in and freezing Todd tries to shovel his way out of the house with a fireplace implement, until the roof caves in from the weight, a beam bringing him to the ground.
Dorian makes a frantic call to her security guard Anthony as Margaret shows up and grabs a pillow to smother Mrs. Bigelow. As Blair looks on from behind the dressing area, Margaret realizes that Mrs. B is already dead. Blair confronts her and demands to know where Todd is. The two tussle as Margaret's handbag falls to the floor, the contents spilling out. The deranged woman is able to grab the gun and point it at Blair and an anxious Dorian and herds them into the bathroom, locking the door. She runs into Anthony in the hallway as she's making her getaway. He lets the women out.
Cris refuses to divulge his latest painful memory to Natalie but insists he doesn't want to hurt her. He wonders to himself who his next victim is supposed to be and what the "trigger" will be. He promises himself that he will find out and continue to play Cristian in the meantime.
Lindsay visits a jailed Rex and he denies killing Paul. She admits to hiring his attorney and he finally reveals the truth. He was given a note offering ten thousand dollars if he would hide the gun in Dorian's office. The two are stymied as to who could have left the note and Lindsay urges him to talk to Bo. When she tries to get Bo's attention, he's busy so she ends up telling Daniel what Rex has told her. Refusing to talk to Daniel, Rex demands that his lawyer be called. When Colson offers him a deal, he speaks up only to have the DA rebuff what he has told him. An angry Bo arrives after receiving the message to see Rex, annoyed that Daniel has shown up in his place.
At the Palace, John offers Van a combination birthday present-peace offering. Nat tells John that Cris is not a threat to her and she wants him to leave them alone. Van knows that he won't do that but is only worried because he has too much going on in his life that concerns him. Nora runs into R.J. who denies that seeing the couple together bothers him. He's seeing someone too and waiting for her to arrive. A horrified Nora learns that it's Lindsay and even though R.J. claims to be joking, she's doubtful. She gives him fair warning. Lindsay arrives and as the pair embrace passionately, Nora takes her cue to leave. Cris, who appears to be furious at the world, shows up for a drink and is spotted by R.J. Cris orders him to stay out of his business and away from Nat. R.J. is sure he's not Cris. Lindsay has a commission check for the artist.
Delivering a care package to Rex, Nat can't understand why he insists on being a martyr for Jen. He mentions that he told the truth but Daniel doesn't believe him. He suggests she talk to John for him, though Nat is not too happy with him these days, she explains. Upstairs, Bo has already retrieved some evidence (the note and the bills that Rex paid off with the money) to make him believe that Rex is indeed innocent. He accuses Daniel of wanting a conviction so that he can look good in the state capital. They have words which include Daniel's dating Nora; Bo thinks Daniel is a phony, Daniel thinks Bo is jealous. Nora catches the argument as she arrives to work. Dorian and Blair show up to talk to Bo only to find that Margaret is already there, filing for a restraining order against Blair. She is unable to follow Margaret out, as she is stopped by a police officer, but manages to talk to Bo, stressing that she's positive that Margaret has done something with Todd. Bo points out that Margaret is the one with the injunction and that he'll need proof. He receives a call from Paige asking him to go dancing, which Nora overhears. Daniel is annoyed that Nora hasn't even set a wedding date yet, but after hearing the call, she tells him she wants to get married in May. She also asks him if he dances.
Van opens her gift from John, a string of pearls, given to his mother by his father. She explains that she can't accept them unless John is willing to make a deeper commitment to her. She notes that she'll understand if he's unable to do that, but he tells her to turn around and fastens the necklace around her neck.
Margaret finds the snowed in house and frantically calls for Todd who finally calls out for help. He'll do anything if she'll only help him out.
Fixing up the bed, Nat discovers Cris' book and she sits down to read it, just as he is about to walk into the bedroom.
Due to news coverage of the Presidential Inauguration, today's episode was pre-empted. This pre-emption was planned for and there will be no lost episodes. Regular broadcasting will resume tomorrow and pick up where Wednesday's show concluded.
Margaret is stunned by the destruction caused by the avalanche and is terrified that Todd is hurt or worse. She musters up all her strength and goes to extreme lengths to save him. Meanwhile, Nora helps Blair uncover a lead on Margaret's whereabouts.
Natalie opens up about Cristian to a sympathetic John. Cristian is at a breaking point. He's finding it so difficult fighting the voices in his head that he decides he must do something about it once and for all.
Bo gets a leads as to where Ace might be. Without hesitation, he notifies Kevin, who knows what he must do to get his son back. Kevin and Kelly get together and remember the wonderful time they had as a family while raising Ace.