Hospital - New Years Eve: Rachel and Chris are both working. He says he needed to pick up a shift because he took so much time off for the trial. She told him that there's a little party going on in the coffee room, he thinks that's a pathetic way to end a millennium (he is very cold towards her.) He's paged and calls the number - it's someone telling him that Julie's van never arrived back at Ferncliff. He phones to get someone to fill in for him and Rachel asks if he thinks there was an accident or if Julie tried to escape.
Serena and Karen talk to Scott and he utters more words of doom: he'll have a great wedding, great life, great wife. Meanwhile, Lucy is wearing a form fitting gown and munching on chips. (I hate Lynn Herring. After two kids and at her age, she could at least be decent enough to get a love handle or two!!) Aunt Charlene rushes in with the news that Christina is missing! They run out to the main room and tell everyone and ask Serena what happened. She told them about the delivery man, and says when she returned to the playpen, Christina was gone. She assumed that Charlene had taken her. Lucy guesses that Christina crawled out through a hole in the playpen and starts to panic. Charlene had noticed that the door had been left ajar and Lucy worries that she crawled outside. Scott, Joe and Kevin go out to look, while Lucy worries that she has been kidnapped. After everyone scatters, Serena starts to cry - Courtney and Neil try to comfort her. Later, Charlene joins them and blames herself. Mary and Victor (on crutches) watch. Victor laments his uselessness on crutches, but Mary asks him to pray with her. Everyone but Scott and Lucy run in - they didn't find anything. Scott comes in and worries Lucy is lost too.
Rachel and Chris are speeding down the route that the police van had taken. Rachel worries about their speed. Chris scolds Rachel about how bad she looked at trial and thinks that may have pushed Julie to try to escape. They see flashing lights and stop at the scene of the crash. The cops there tell them Julie is missing and one of the injured guards told them she supposedly went for help. The cop walks away and they hear a call over the radio about a missing child - Christina. The cops worry because a weapon is missing - Rachel assures them that Julie is not a threat. They are unconvinced and say she is considered armed and dangerous.
Outside, Julie is cuddling Christina and believes that the baby recognizes her. She talks to her about running away where no one will ever find them. Julie talks about the cold and keeping her warm, but neglects to cover her head. She talks about never letting her go, but can't think of where they could go. A panicky Lucy comes up and sees Julie holding Christina and standing in the light of a window. (The light is coming down as a shaft of light - angelic looking.) Lucy asks for her back, and Julie told her she would never heard Christina. She told Lucy she found her outside, checked her out, Christina is fine. Luc told her about her dream. Julie tearfully hands Christina to Lucy. Lucy runs in and says Christina is safe, thanks to Julie. They all turn and see Julie in the doorway. Kevin asks Julie what she's doing there, Lucy told him what happened. Julie told them to call an ambulance. Karen takes the shivering Julie over to clean her cut and get her warmed up. They pass Frank, Courtney, and Neil. Julie says hi to Courtney and Frank and told Neil that she didn't kill his father. They don't comment and Julie asks why everyone is there. Karen told her that Scott and Lucy are getting married - Julie congratulates them. Scott thanks her for saving their little girl. Julie wonders if she'll think it was all a dream when she wakes up tomorrow at Ferncliff. Lucy told her she feels the three of them (Julie, Christina, and Lucy) have a special connection. Julie says she feels it too and then Lucy gets the weird feeling they'll be repeating that moment sometime. Chris and Rachel arrive and Julie hugs Chris. Julie told them her story of finding Christina. The police arrive and take Julie outside, followed by Chris. They agree to give Julie and Chris a few minutes. Chris asks Julie why she didn't run. Julie told him it wouldn't have worked - she needs Chris and Christina to survive. Lucy told Scott maybe all their problems are a sign that they shouldn't get married that night. They agree to wait. Lee comes over and they tell him the decision. They count down - 3 - 2 - 1 - Happy New Year!! All the couples decide it's going to be their millennium, while Rachel watches alone from the doorway and mutters that they should all enjoy themselves because next year it will be her party.
At the hospital, Chris is at the front desk as Eve approaches and says Happy New Year! She comments that Julie sure brought it in with a bang. Chris says yes but Eve has to concede that Julie isn't the monster she's been made out to be. Yeah, says Eve, but she's no girl scout either. Chris says she may change her tune when she hears Cooper's testimony on the stand today. He's placing all his hope on Cooper? He is. Since Rachel blew it on the stand, he has to.
At Ferncliff, Rachel is showing Julie the headlines about Julie saving the guard and Christina. Julie says that the jury wont see it. What good is it? She regrets her decision to return Christina and not run. She is unsure why she did it. Julie asks what difference does it make anyway? Rachel says she has to remain positive but Julie told her it's getting awfully hard. Julie really seems to wish she'd done the wrong thing and run with Christina. She isn't all that confident that Cooper will come through. Rachel assures her Cooper will not let them down.
At the, ummm, wherever they keep Cooper these days, Cooper is in the visitor's room when Kevin enters. Kevin tries to play him to tell the truth on the stand by saying Rachel told Greg what to do and that he only thinks he's in control. Greg seems to see through it and says so. Kevin told him that if Greg gets on the stand and says he committed all the murders, Kevin will know that Rachel is calling the shots - not Cooper. They play verbal and mind games with Kevin saying he's disappointed; he had been so impressed thinking Greg had masterminded the whole thing that his just doing it himself was a letdown. Greg must not be the genius he thought he was. Time for Court!
At the hospital, Eve asks Chris for a ride to court. Chris says that, while he may not have total faith in Rachel, he does not side with her and Kevin. Eve says she wants to talk about Rachel. Doesn't he find her pattern of freeing murderers alarming? Chris says he's not blind to Rachel and that he'll be watching her very closely.
Rachel, at Ferncliff, picks Julie up for court. Julie is still obsessed with Christina and her decision not to run. She laments missing Christina grow and change. Julie brought up Rachel's "other" patient and how Rachel was wrong about her. Rachel says she wasn't wrong; Jane wouldn't do as she said. Jane disobeyed her; Julie won't. Julie say she is obviously scared of seeing Cooper again. She doesn't know how she'll react.
At the courthouse, Chris and Eve meet Kevin. Chris is angry with Kevin for discrediting Rachel. Kevin says he did what was right. Chris says he's on Julie's side and only Julie's and storms off. Kevin says it looks like Chris won't be helping them get the goods on Rachel. Eve says Chris does have his own suspicions about Rachel. Kevin told Eve about his meeting with Greg and she says she bets he did better than he thinks.
In the courtroom, Chris and Julie greet each other. Kevin and Eve enter with Dara. Everything hangs on Cooper. Cooper enters and gives Kevin a long, strange look. He also stops and says "Hello, Marsha" to Julie who has a series of flashbacks and then regains her composure. Rachel and Chris, after comforting Julie, worry about Cooper's meaningful glance at Kevin.
The trial starts again and Cooper is called to the stand. The ask the usual questions and he answers seemingly truthfully (to this updater's memory anyway) and in his usual cocky manner. When asked about the murders, he retorts that getting in and out of a high security institution, killing people, and then sneaking back in unnoticed is ludicrous. When the judge presses for an answer, he says, clearly, he didn't kill anyone. Julie did it. The courtroom went mad!!