Eve and Kevin, at the Lighthouse, are discussing Eve meeting with the doctor who delivered her son. She i s worried about what she will find. Kevin sympathizes and makes her feel better. Enter Victor, singing a silly song, "I'm back!" He told them his illness is under control.
Courtney dashes in to the hospital after a call from Joe about Neil. Neil is in bad shape, all else has failed an they talk about having a new baby again. Courtney expresses concern but Joe reassures her. She tells Joe to "make the call."
In Neil's room, Neil asks Courtney where she was and told her he's had a lot of visitors. He says how different it is from the last time he was sick, having friends and family come by in droves. He enjoys it and feels like Joe has always been his dad.
Karen overhears Joe making the phone call about having a baby with Courtney. They both express concerns but agree that they will get thru it together. Scott arrives still apoplectic about DV and told Karen of DV's threat. Joe is pages and leaves. Karen discusses the baby with Scott who is supportive.
Back at the Lighthouse, Kevin is demanding answers from Victor who explains a bit about how the mind thing works. Is DV Cobra? Maybe. Kevin and Eve are beginning to "connect the dots" and Victor told them of the sequence of events (which we saw happen) in Italy. He apologizes for the whole thing but Kevin told him no apology is necessary. He just wants to know how to fight "this thing."
Frank arrives in Neil's room with a gift for Neil. Courtney told him that gifts aren't necessary, Neil knows Frank loves him. She told him Neil's condition and he wants to have another baby to save Neil. She feels another baby would be disloyal to Neil, even though it might save his life. If it doesn't save Neil, how will she feel about the baby? They discuss how they are both good parents and Frank laments having to be Neil's "uncle." He asks if it bothers Courtney to lie to Neil and insists that, if they do have another baby, it will be known that he's the father.
Scott brought Karen some dinner and the talk about the baby some more. Scott misses *his* family.
At the Lighthouse, Victor continues to fill Kevin and Eve in on the intrigue in Rome (which we've seen but they don't remember so we get to have it explained to death) He can block ESP and that's what "they" wanted to learn. He wouldn't tell them. They tell Victor about Eve's baby and that she keeps seeing a young boy in dreams and visions. Victor recalls seeing a boy while imprisoned but, as he was off his meds, can't be sure it was real. Eve begs for help and the both agree to do what she asks.
Scott reminisces about his mother and told Karen she would be proud of her granddaughter. Scott told Joe he supports him too with the baby situation. Scott replays recent scenes with DV. Joe calls him "partner" but Scott says he's doing it alone.
Today's recap was provided by Francine Goldberg
Courtney's still locked in the garage and it's morning in PC. Someone's coming! She grabs a wrench but he grabs her! It's Frank. Her excitement at his "rescuing" her quickly turns as she realizes *he* locker her in. She berates him--what about Neil? He knew where she was. He's a thief, etc. She leaves for the hospital still pissed. Cut to Joe and Karen at GH. They're discussing the new baby.
Scott's at the firehouse on the phone planning more plots. We don't know who he's talking to. After he hangs up, he picks up a box of rat poison. "What better way to off a rat than a little poison?" he asks as he stares at it.
Joe's talking to Matt. He's researched Neil's leukemia extensively and still can't find help. He told Matt about the baby plan. Joe thinks Mary may have some trouble buying the baby plan. They discuss Karen. Matt, although disapproving, wishes him luck. Karen comes up and Matt leaves for surgery. Karen's not happy Joe told Matt about the baby,. Their beepers go off--it's Neil!
Cut to the Scanlon kitchen. Frank and Courtney fight. She wants to know about the office equipment in the garage. She starts again about his "high standards" as Neil's father. Frank [rightfully] points out her hypocrisy. "I love how you trip all over yourself reminding me I'm Neil's father when it suits you, yet all the rest of the time you're more than happy to let the entire world believe that Neil is Joe Jr. I love that kid and I'm sick of pretending he's not mine." She told him he should father the new kid and keep his mouth shut. Not for his ego or to stick it to Joe, but for Neil. RING Neil's getting worse. They book.
Scott's now on the phone with Lucy. She suspects something's up. His conversation certainly does nothing to allay her fears. DING DONG It's Rachel.
Courtney and Frank arrive to Joe and Karen. Neil's stable. Joe's pissed that Frank is there--Courtney says to forget that--what happened with Neil? He has an infection--not uncommon with his treatments. They discuss isolation and Neil's outlook. He'll be OK for now. Courtney went in. Frank follows. He massages Neil's arms. Whispering by the door. Joe pushes Courtney to go for the baby *now*. They'll call the doctor and move up the appointment. Scott puts Rachel off while he went back to Lucy on the phone. What does Rachel want? Lucy wants to know. But Scott doesn't know and Christina starts to cry so Lucy has to go. Rachel come because Scott left his credit card at the restaurant. Scott thanks her for the rescue. Scott has to go. She offers more assistance. No, there's nothing she can do. As she starts to leave, she notices the box of poison. "You know, there are more humane ways to control pests these days." "Well, humane is over-rated. There's only one way to get rid of a pest."
They continue to discuss this. We *know* what Scott's thinking. Especially when he says "It must be eliminated permanently." Rachel points out possible pitfalls--if the rat dies in your walls you could have more problems. She finally makes to go but as she's leaving notices a pad where Scott's written "LAKE RAINES" She offers to buy him dinner sometime and leaves.
Joe told Karen he wants to move up the baby appointment. He can't believe how supportive she is but she told him how she really feels and how hard it will be. But she wants to work things out with him. She'll wait for him. Cut to Neil's room with Frank and Courtney. She told him again--baby and keep mouth shut. He still insists he has to be public. After he leaves, she picks up a copy of the newspaper lying there. the headline screams--NO LEADS ON MILLENIUM DANIELS INSUREANCE OFFICE EQUIPMENT ROBBERY. Oh--it looks like Courtney might have an idea.
Lucy calls Scott back. Soon Scott will be kissing her in person. He'll be bringing them back. She's a little leery, but he insists everything will be OK. He picks up his black gym bag and leaves.