In Julian's Office, Fox insists to Julian that he be treated as an equal to Chad or he'll take Whitney and leave Harmony, taking her away from her family. Then he recounted the Julian's poor parenting. By the way, he asks "do you know where my two sisters are at this moment?" Julian realizes that if he wants to make points with Eve, he's going to have to give in to Fox's demand.
Whitney runs away from Chad's office. Then she stops in front of Julian's office and decides that the best thing will be for her and Fox to leave town as soon as possible.
Julian agrees to Fox's terms so that Eve will have a chance to reconcile with Whitney. Whitney joins Julian and Fox who tells her the good news that Julian gave him his job back. Julian is glad they're staying and hopes she reconciles with her mother. Chad comes in with a couple of boxes to give Julian his office keys. Julian tells him he doesn't need to leave because he's giving him his job back and that he and Fox will be equals. Fox and Chad seem to agree to work together calling each other "bro" through clenched teeth. Fox takes Whitney out to lunch to celebrate.
Julian tells Chad he's sorry for all that happened with Whitney. He says that for what Alistair did to him, he deserved to die from the poisoned cigar. A new character, Valerie, enters Julian's office. Julian says he's going to the hospital. He tells Chad he can redecorate the office. Chad starts to unpack his boxes and Valerie insists that as his assistant, she needs to assist - she'll unpack for him. She's glad to have another minority face around Crane Industries. They discuss Julian and Alistair. Chad asks her about her time at the company. He offers to take her for an expensive lunch so they can share the all the gossip.
Whitney and Fox arrive at the restaurant and Whitney asks if he's sure they should spend so much money on lunch. Fox tells her that he'll expense it and then tells the maitre d that they are celebrating their impending birth. He offers champagne. Fox reminds him that Whitney just gets sparkling water. Whitney asks Fox if it will be hard to work with Chad every day. He blows it off, but thinks about the competition ahead of him. Fox starts talking about how they have so many things to do before the baby is born. They need to find a place to live and get married. "Married?" Whitney hadn't even realized this would be part of the package. She was just looking for a father for her baby. She covers with some gibberish about worrying about how Chad will feel since they were going to get married before they found out they are brother and sister. Just then Chad and Valerie arrive at the restaurant.
At Beth's house, Mrs. Wallace tells Marty that they should go visit his real mommy. Then she wrinkles her nose and says that one of them needs to get changed before they can leave.
Sheridan admires her engagement ring with Beth at the cottage. Luis comes into the room saying that Father Lonigan wants to see them now. Beth asks them why they want her in their wedding instead of Sheridan's best friend Gwen. Luis and Sheridan explain the situation about Theresa, Gwen and the baby. Gwen will be tied up at the hospital. Sheridan and Luis get emotional about getting married the day after Christmas. Beth asks them about getting little Martin formally baptized with a party at the same time. Luis reluctantly agrees and they decide to all go meet with Father Lonigan. Beth says she just needs to call her mother first.
They all go to the church and Father Lonigan says he's sure God will smile on the union. Beth thinks that this wedding won't happen if she can get that secret word out of Alistair before he dies. Mrs. Wallace, Precious and Marty make an entrance. Beth asks, "Why isn't he home for a nap?" Mrs. Wallace says he was so excited by what he saw on TV - Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Heather Locklear - all blondes. She recommends that Sheridan hold him. Sheridan feels connected to him and Beth says it's probably just because she nursed him. Luis asks Father Lonigan if they can baptize Marty again. Father Lonigan readily agrees. Mrs. Wallace says Sheridan can be his godmother. Beth pulls her aside and threatens her with the nursing home. Mrs. Wallace accuses her of being a crazy baby stealer. Beth decides to take them all home, and takes Marty away from Sheridan. In her mind, a Statue of the Virgin Mary steals Marty from her. Beth tells her mother that she still has a chance if she can get the word out of Alistair.
Luis and Sheridan get back to the cottage and she is sad, and says that she knows in her heart that their baby is still alive and just out of reach. Luis tells her that their baby died. They both saw the car go into the water. She agrees that she knows it with her mind.
Outside the NICU at the hospital, Gwen, Rebecca, Woody Stumper (Theresa's smooth talking Johnny Cochrane style attorney), Theresa, Ethan, and Ivy are in a heated dispute about whether Gwen or Theresa is the baby's mother. Ethan asks Theresa not to push this any further and Theresa says that she's sure the baby is theirs and she won't let Gwen have it. Gwen lunges at her and Ethan stops Gwen. Gwen insists Theresa leave the hospital. Woody reminds her that the papers Theresa signed only indicate Theresa would give Gwen and Ethan Gwen's baby. Eve comes in and asks, "Oh my gosh - has it all come out?" They all start pointing fingers at Eve and ask her what she knows. She hustles them off to another room so they quit disturbing the NICU. Ethan tries to tell Gwen, but she wants to hear what Theresa has to say.
Theresa tells them she did what she did because she was desperate to get her son back. She reminds them that she was implanted, and then she started bleeding. Gwen asks, "Are you saying you lost my baby?" and turns to glare at Ethan. Gwen asks how this is possible. Theresa says she hadn't lost the embryo, but she thought she had and did the only thing she knew to do. Rebecca jumps to the conclusion that Theresa went out and slept with anybody she could find. Ivy stands in the background cringing. Gwen remembers that when Eve heard a second heartbeat she accused her of sleeping with another man. Then Theresa tells that Dr. Russell tested the DNA and one of the babies was hers and one was Gwen's. Gwen insists that she tell her who Theresa slept with. She replies, "I think you know." Ethan gulps hard and steps back. After Gwen asks several more times, Theresa says Ethan is the father of her baby. Gwen shrieks at him, "Ethan, tell me this isn't true!"
Julian meets Dr. Eve in her office and tells her he hired the boys so now she'll have her daughter nearby. She agrees that a daughter should be with her mother at a time like this. Julian says, "At least Fox is the father. Can you imagine if Chad were the father?" Eve worries that Whitney won't let go of her love for Chad.
Friday, December 17, 2004
Beth uses her charms on a pharmacist to steal a lethal drug that will bring Alistair to consciousness just long enough to utter the "one word" that will destroy Luis and Sheridan.
When Antonio is determined legally dead, the Lopez-Fitzgerald family congregates for a memorial at the cemetery. Paloma arrives with a special guest in tow, and chaos ensues.
Unable to lie any longer, Ethan admits to having been intimate with Theresa, and that she might be the child's mother. Gwen erupts with violent anger, resolute in her decision to kill Theresa.