At Alistair's office, Katherine confronted him about what he was going to tell at the party. Alistair lunged at her, and when they struggled, Martin ran in and grabbed Alistair around the throat. Alistair's goons broke up the fight, and as the "guests of honor" for the night's party left, Alistair spat out that he'd get his revenge.
Fox and Whitney went to her dad's house, and as they walked in, they discussed the baby. T.C. and Liz walked in and heard them. T.C. was angry and said, "How could she get pregnant by a Crane?" Fox distanced himself from the rest of his family and said he was "over the moon" about the baby. As they discussed Alistair and how he had even given Chad money to date Whitney, T.C. said that Alistair should die.
Liz reminded T.C. he was going to be a grandpa and should congratulate Whitney. After the kids left, Liz asked T.C. if he wanted a sandwich, and he said no. He wanted to be left alone. She went for a walk, and T.C. violently threw his drink against the wall.
Outside, Fox comforted Whitney and then asked her about something she had said to her dad -- she had told him that she and Fox had always used birth control before that one time and had forgotten that time, but in reality, that had been the first time they had made love, and they'd always used protection after that. She told him he was right; she had misspoken. His cell phone rang, and it was Tina, Alistair's secretary, telling him he was fired and out of the will. He canceled dinner with Whitney and stalked off to confront his grandfather. Whitney muttered that the reason she was pregnant by Chad was because of Alistair.
Precious the orangutan was running the Book Café, and Beth was reading a book about poisons in order to get rid of a "two-legged rat" as she told Tabitha, when Alistair's secretary delivered an invitation to his party for Beth. Tabitha told Precious all about Beth wanting to kill Alistair. Mrs. Wallace told Beth not to kill Alistair because people said the day of Alistair's funeral would be the day Sheridan could marry Luis. Beth left to get what she needed.
Chad walked in and ordered a cappuccino, then Liz walked in, and Chad shared his woes with her. Liz said, "You're right, it always comes back to Alistair. That man should be killed." Mrs. Wallace told Precious that Beth was going to the mansion to kill Alistair, and finally the secrets would be revealed and Marty would be with his real mom and dad.
At the hospital, Luis, Sheridan, and Pilar discussed Alistair's motives for having the party. Sheridan thought that he just wanted to celebrate her wedding to Luis. Luis told her that couldn't be. Martin and Katherine went back to the hospital to warn Luis and Sheridan not to go to the party. Luis angrily asked, "What does it matter to them, anyway?" Luis, Pilar, and Sheridan started to leave to change for the party.
Katherine told Martin she was going to freshen up but looked like she was going to head for Alistair. Martin said he was going for coffee and looked like he had something up his sleeve. Beth showed up to ask Luis and Sheridan about the party. They told her they didn't know what was going on, and then Luis, Sheridan, and Pilar made excuses to leave separately. They all seemed to have malice on their minds.
Across the room, Eve and Julian discussed Alistair and how nice it would be to kill him. Chad ran in to tell them that Alistair had sent him a letter firing him from Crane Industries and telling him that he wouldn't inherit anything from the Cranes. Alistair had also told him there were two strikes against him -- he was black and a bastard. Eve and Julian stood up for Chad, telling him he deserved to be part of the Crane family and money, and Chad threw it back in their faces. He was angry at Alistair and ran off to do something about it. As Julian left, Eve wondered if she should do something about him herself.
Alistair, his goons, and his secretary, Tina, were dressed for a black tie event. Alistair instructed Tina to replace a mirror with a picture and to make a phone call that he'd assigned to her earlier. The picture was one of Katherine with a veil, holding a baby, that he had commissioned after she left. The doorbell rang, Alistair and Tina went to answer it, and while they stood there, looking for whomever had rung the bell, a black-gloved hand dumped poison into Alistair's brandy snifter.
Julian walked in, then Eve, then Luis, then Sheridan, then Pilar, then Beth, after they had all been alone. Alistair asked Tina to show everyone in. Sheridan noticed the painting and told Luis that it had something to do with the party. Katherine arrived, and Alistair started talking roughly to his guest of honor, then Martin arrived. "Stay away from my wife," he demanded.
Alistair dug him about which wife and indicated that Pilar was in the other room. They entered the living room, and Katherine noticed the painting and knew that Alistair was going to ruin Sheridan's life with it. Alistair welcomed them all. "Tonight will be a night that none of you will forget -- ever," he said.
The goons led in Liz and a drunk T.C. They had been out on the grounds. Whitney ran in to rescue him. Fox and Chad burst in to confront Alistair about getting dumped from the will. Alistair picked up his brandy snifter; he was going to tell them why he had them over and took a swig. They all watched guiltily as he drank swallow after swallow.
Back at witch central, Tabitha watched everybody on split screen TV as they prepared to do in Alistair. She mused that it was Endora's first murder. Tabitha cackled to Endora that it was how the family business was done.
At the end of the day, there was a long list of party guests, invited and uninvited, who would love to see their host dead.
Friday, December 10, 2004
Gwen had to be sedated when she lunged at Theresa and tried to choke her. Ethan confessed to Sam that he and Theresa had slept together and that Theresa could be the biological mother of the newborn. A worried Theresa remained in the NICU with the newborn, convincing herself the child was truly hers.
Alistair's party began at the Crane estate, and Alistair threatened to shake things up with the use of "one word." Katherine got more and more upset as she saw her evil husband point to his painting of a veiled mother and child as the reason for the party.
Alistair almost drank his cognac, which had been poisoned earlier by a mystery person. All the invited guests were suspects, including Eve, Julian, Beth, Luis, Sheridan, Katherine, Martin, and Pilar. Adding to the list of people who might have poisoned the drink were those who had shown up unexpectedly - T.C., Liz, Whitney, Chad, and Fox.