At the Fusion Office, Simone was trashing the tapes from the contest when Mia came in. Simone complained about not having a man in her life or bed and they both expressed jealousy over Greenlee and Carlos. Greenlee stomped in just then and said to hell with Carlos when asked where he was. But she did tell them that he told her exactly what he thinks of her. Greenlee told them about the romantic setting at the country inn, the champagne, the roses, and that Carlos morphed from Don Juan to Ferdinand the Bull because he found out she's not perfect and saintly. He found out about the blackmail scheme at Lacey's and she assumed Diane Lacey had run to him, with her girdle in a twist. Simone confessed that she had said something to Carlos, thinking he already knew. Greenlee was incredulous about Simone not being able to keep her "big bazoo shut" and fired her, also accusing her of only wanting Carlos for herself. A frustrated Simone told her she could lap dance for Carlos until her thighs were raw and he still wouldn't notice her, not any woman but Greenlee. Greenlee reluctantly admitted that Simone was right and Carlos can't accept that she lied and not perfect. Simone fondly recalled that Kenny thought she was perfect. Even though no one is perfect, everyone keeps a scorecard. Relationships suck, they all agreed. Greenlee was distraught over being left behind again and vowed she could never do it again, let someone get close to her. They had a group hug and Simone reminded Greenlee she's not the only one alone. Greenlee reminded her of Kenny and was stunned to learn that Kenny had moved to Russia. Mia assured Simone it was for the best (no combat boots or babushkas) and told them of her plans to write a book entitled "Do Not Let This Happen to You." Simone suggested Kendall write a chapter on slimy snakes. Mia noted the irony of running a hot company with a hot contest and that all four of them are hopelessly single. Simone got an idea to do their own search for their own sexy men. Mia was immediately on board, but Greenlee once again swore she was done with men and would get a pet instead. Simone painted a picture of the four of them in a double wide trailer with 16 cats and a satellite dish. Greenlee got into the act and helped write the rules for their search - no interns or mystery emailers. Simone suggested that if she or Mia win, they deserve to get Fusion stock as a prize since they don't have any and Greenlee would have to stop firing Simone every five seconds. Greenlee wanted to wait for Kendall before agreeing and
Carlos went to SOS and flirted with Susanne, the bartender, as he drank tequila. Maggie, Myrtle and Boyd were sharing a table to see Henry play in the band. They watched the keyboard player (female) play with Henry's hair as they prepared to play. They also toasted to the end of Michael Cambias. Myrtle waxed nostalgic about her carney days and how the ongoing thunderstorm reminded her of a night in Kansas with a lightening rod salesman, who gave her at least two jolts. Maggie noticed again how close Henry was with the keyboard player. Henry came over to talk to Maggie and promised to back off and let her go. As Maggie watched Henry play, Carlos sent her a drink. She made eyes at Henry and later went to talk to Carlos, who told her she deserved better than the guitar player. He continued to flirt with Maggie and was glad to hear that Henry is not her boyfriend. Maggie filled him on their past and Carlos suggested she spend the evening with him instead. They toasted to moving on. Henry came by during a break and Carlos tried to tip him and asked for a love song. Henry rudely told him he doesn't take tips and then the keyboard player signaled Henry to come back to the stage.
Carlos confided that he'd broken up with someone tonight too. They continued to flirt shamelessly and Henry came over and pulled Maggie away. Maggie warned him to let go and Carlos hit Henry. Just then, the power went out at SOS.
PINE VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Michael was making his phone call before being taken to a cell and Kendall asked Erica if this was the day she thanks her for bringing down Michael. Kendall saw the way Erica looked at Lena and Bianca and suggested she accept it, because they are together now. Erica told her to mind her own business. Adam came in and Erica lambasted him, assuming he was there to bail Michael out. Adam was adamant, he was there to bury Michael and assured her there was no way in hell Michael would walk away. He also sang Lena's praises for her help in putting Michael away and Erica could only agree she's determined. Adam noticed how skittish Erica was during the claps of thunder outside and wondered if Erica would be all right. She assured him she was fine. Lena came up to thank Kendall for her freedom, for bringing back Bob Barrett. Bianca also thanked her warmly and Kendall said that's what big sisters are for. Erica even managed to choke out kind words to Lena, about her terrible ordeal and the horror of being falsely accused. Erica wanted to take Bianca home, but she had other plans. Kendall offered to fill in on a mother-daughter combo for the evening and turned to walk out, but Erica stopped her when the thunder boomed outside again. Erica nearly fell over. Kendall could tell that something had spooked Erica and kindly offered to walk her to her car. Erica said she was fine, only waiting for Jack, but her nerves were clearly rattled.
Adam spoke to Michael in his cell and Michael insisted Bob Barrett had acted alone. Adam was indignant that Michael thought he could get away with it. He told him about the email trail, the phone calls, and money transfers and how Michael would go away for a long time, with Lena's help. Michael wondered who would believe a lying lesbo. Adam assured him they had Bob's sworn affidavit and that greed and stupidity often go hand in hand. Adam told Michael how he'd known this would happen and took credit for orchestrating Michael's demise. Adam congratulated himself about how easy it had been to just wait for Michael to self-destruct. Adam also sympathized with Michael's father and told him he's not fit to wipe his father's shoes. After flashbacks of the disastrous press conference when his father disowned him, a furious Michael told Adam to get out of his sight. Suddenly Erica was at his cell, wanting to see for herself that the animal properly caged. Michael reminded her of that night in her office and how much Erica had wanted him. He was completely smarmy and even suggested that she reach into his cell and give him something to smile about. Michael warned Erica to stop playing her dangerous teasing game and said she has it down pat, just like all those nights ago in California when she cried rape. He knew she had asked for it then, just like she'd asked for it in her office. Erica stood dumbstruck and Michael reached out through the bars to grab her. As Erica jumped, Kendall shouted that if he touched her, she'd kill him. Michael sarcastically commented about the rejected daughter coming in to protect her mother. Erica ran out. Michael reminded Kendall of how he loved her when no one else would and how totally unlovable she is. He called Bianca screwed up and Kendall called him sick, saying he'd get what's coming to him. As she ran out, Michael's lawyer came in with Michael urging him to get him out quickly.
Lena and Bianca were at the park, watching the storm roll in. Bianca apologized again for ever doubting her and Lena was just glad they were together again. Lena told Bianca she wants to take her away for a long weekend or a week. Bianca was enthusiastic and suggested they start in Prague and stay away all summer. Adam came up to them and said the DA needs more info from and about a Hong Kong associate of Michael's and Lena had to leave to talk with him. Adam offered Bianca a ride home, but she said she'd walk and hoped to get home before the storm hit.
Meanwhile, Bianca got back to Myrtle's to find everyone gone and was frightened because the storm had knocked out the power. At the same time, Erica was in her car, unable to drive because of the memories the storm brought back of Richard Fields. She was reliving her rape and when Kendall came up to help her, she thought it was Richard grabbing for her. Someone grabbed Bianca at the same moment. Erica continued to scream inside her car. Bianca asked who was there and was shocked when a lighter was lit to reveal Michael Cambias.
Erica was terrified, screaming in her car when Kendall got in the passenger side. She tried to convince Erica they were safe, but all Erica could see was Richard Fields. She screamed at Kendall "you shouldn't be with me, it's not right, you should leave."
At Myrtle's, Michael apologized for frightening Bianca and said everything would be fine.
Erica was breathlessly crying, wondering what was happening to her, and saying it wasn't supposed to be this way. It was supposed to be a party, with movie stars, given by her father to celebrate her birthday. There were decorations, Japanese lanterns and grown-up food, all for her Hollywood birthday party. She smiled as she remembered what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Kendall was aghast when she realized that Erica was reliving her rape. Erica was smiling about all the presents and being able to open them with her father. She had a flashback to that night, to the birthday cake with 14 candles. She said her daddy was going to be so proud of her and she would blow out all the candles at once.
Michael helped Bianca light a candle and asked her to take a seat. He sat across the room from her and tried small talk. Bianca sprang up from her seat and started to run out. Michael grabbed her and sat her back down. He claimed to be concerned for her welfare and not wanting her to drive in this weather. He tried being nice and saying they now had a chance to get to know each other better. Bianca tried to convince him that there were people upstairs but he knew there was no one. He told her to get used to the fact they'd be alone together for a long time.
Kendall tried to reach Erica and asked her to look at her. All Erica could see was Richard Fields and she insisted he go away and that she did not want to be alone with him. She cried out that she did not want to dance and asked why he was doing that.
Michael locked the door and Bianca became even more nervous. He diss'd Myrtle and talked about how everyone in town seems to have an agenda and not be who they say they are. Crouching behind her, he told Bianca how she seems to be as charming and good as people say she is. And if he could get her to like him, he'll leave a happy man. Bianca was clearly unnerved. Michael poured lemonade and she asked how he got out of jail. He said it was bail, and indicative of the weak case against him. He knew he would be acquitted, even though everyone on the street would still remember the vicious and false accusations thrown at him by Kendall and Erica. He asked if Bianca knew what he was talking about. He swore he would never force himself on any woman. He said Kendall was only vindictive and Erica was used to the sympathy vote because of her rape. Bianca insisted her mother would not lie about rape. Michael became angry and asked if she thought Michael was liar.
Erica jumped out of the car into the storm. Kendall ran after her, but Erica could only cry out for her daddy to help her. Kendall tried to hold Erica, but she fought her off. They both yelled and screamed and fought in the storm, Erica thinking she was fighting off Richard Fields and Kendall trying desperately to reach Erica.
Bianca tried to be conciliatory toward Michael and said she didn't say he was a liar. He wondered why everyone believes Erica over him. Bianca was scared enough to say that maybe Erica misunderstood him and he should talk to Uncle Jack. Michael got mad and said Jack was only trying to bring him down by abusing his power as DA. Bianca defended Jack and said he was very fair. Michael said Jack was Erica's lap dog. Bianca agreed that it could seem that way and his love for Erica could cloud Jack's judgment. She offered to talk to Uncle Jack on Michael's behalf. She was willing to call Jack right away. Michael accused her of trying to pull one over on him because of her mother's influence. He said he was there to convince Bianca he was being treated unfairly. He went through his litany of problems and how Erica was to blame for everything, it was all her fault. Michael said all he wants is what Bianca wants, to be part of a successful family business. He said Bianca could be the Enchantment spokesperson, as he touched her cheek and called her beautiful. He also praised Lena's beauty and skin. Bianca suggested they go to a diner down the road that has a generator. Michael grew impatient and wondered if she thinks he's stupid. Bianca said she was tired. Michael said they needed to talk a while longer, until she understands him. Bianca said she wanted to help, but she couldn't understand him. Michael said if she can't help him, no one can. Bianca said Uncle Jack could. He wouldn't hear of it. He promised to leave if it stopped raining. Bianca wanted to call Uncle Jack. Michael told Bianca that she could not call anyone to rescue her, he needed her to rescue him, she was his last hope. Again, she said she just didn't know what he wanted. He thought she had an amazing talent for making people happy. When asked, she said no, she wasn't happy right now. He asked her to tell him the happiest she's ever been. She said it was in Seattle, living with her father and his wife and their kids. Even though she didn't see Erica much, there was one time Erica swooped into Seattle to fly her to Hollywood for a movie premier, in designer dresses. Bianca described the evening and how Erica told her she was the most special person in the world to her. Michael wished he could have had a day like that, and that he never would since he is not his dead brother Alex. Bianca said she's spent her whole life trying to live up to her mother and how she's nothing, and for a long time hated herself. She told him about the anorexia and how she finally realized it was up to her to change the way she thought about herself, with professional help. Michael scoffed at that. Bianca told him how tough it was, but how it saved her life. Bianca opined that it could do the same for Michael.
Kendall and Erica made it back to Erica's house. Erica huddled and wept in the corner as Kendall lit candles and the fireplace. She was very gentle with Erica and brought out a blanket, robe and slippers. Erica remained skittish and ran around the penthouse. Kendall wrapped a blanket around her and left to make tea on a gas stove. Erica stopped her, calling her "mother" and begging her to not leave. She asked Kendall to say it, to make her feel better. Erica begged her mother to stay and tell her that it wasn't her fault. Kendall put an arm around her and assured her it wasn't her fault.
Michael sarcastically asked if Bianca thinks he needs a psychiatrist. Bianca told Michael she fought it too, she didn't think she needed professional help either. Michael started throwing things. Bianca said she knew wasn't going to really leave. He said that depended, on if she gives him what he needs.
In front of the fireplace, Erica was in a robe, asking Kendall what happened and why Kendall was there. Kendall asked if she remembered the storm and said it started after they left the police station. Erica spit out Michael's name. Kendall told her how Erica had started to remember things, and how she had gone back to her 14th birthday party. Erica was upset that she went back there, because she keeps promising herself she's over it. Kendall told her she'd be alright. Then she noticed the big scratch on Kendall's lip. She apologized for hurting Kendall and that she never meant to connect her to Richard Fields. Kendall told her she thought she was Mona and asked her to tell her it wasn't her fault. Erica remembered and blamed Michael for making her remember, because he'd told her she'd asked for it. Kendall was adamant that Michael is sick and totally responsible for what he did. Erica said her head knows she is not responsible, but sobbed that something inside her keeps the thought alive that maybe it was her fault and she should have fought harder. Kendall insisted no, she was only a child. Erica continued to remember the rape and how Richard had called her beautiful. Erica said it won't go away and the memory won't fade because that's why it happened, because she'd stayed in the room and danced with him.
Michael started the cd player and commented that it was Lena's favorite music. He called Lena a good dance partner and another of his great disappointments for falling in love with Bianca. He said he couldn't be angry with Lena, though, because she's a good dancer. He then shouted at Bianca to get up and dance with him. Bianca very reluctantly complied. He told her close her eyes and pretend he was Lena.
Kendall told Erica that her father was filth and someone should have killed him before the birthday party, even if it meant she'd never been born. Erica cried that she was tired of shivering and cowering every time there is a storm, being reminded of Richard every time she looks at Kendall. Kendall said she wished the rape had never happened, but it's a million times worse if she spends one second thinking it was her fault. Erica cried that she does not want to continue blaming herself, she knows how to go out and get most things she wants in life, but just had not been able to win this battle and didn't think she ever would.
When the song ended, Bianca pushed away and again said she was tired. Michael insisted on another dance and told Bianca how she transformed Lena with her love. He asked her to transform him too. As lightening flashed, he asked if it would be that hard for Bianca to love him too. She looked increasingly horrified.
Erica was shocked at the fuzzy blue slippers on her feet and assured Kendall they were not hers, even though they were in her closet. They shared a laugh. Erica thanked Kendall for taking care of her and then apologized again to Kendall for hurting her. Kendall admitted Erica had a right to be upset with her, she is one-half Richard Fields. She apologized for bringing Richard Fields back into town, and for also bringing Michael to town. Erica reminded her that Michael only came to town to destroy Erica and said she even understood that Kendall only wanted to get to know her father. They continued bonding and Kendall said everything was better now and it was her chance to mend fences. Erica encouraged that attitude, but Kendall thought maybe Michael is right, she is unlovable. Erica said no, Kendall only sabotages relationships, by testing them to the breaking point, she expects rejection and makes it happen. Kendall surmised she was just like Erica that way. Erica smiled at that and agreed. Kendall admitted her biggest fear is that she'll be like her father. Erica shook her head and wondered why Kendall never gave up and kept coming back to Erica, despite how Erica treated her. Kendall said no matter how hard she tried to let go, she still wanted Erica to be her mother and if hating Kendall helps Erica survive what her father did, she'll understand. Erica smiled and said she did not want to keep hating Kendall.
As they danced, Michael slipped a hand under the back of Bianca's blouse. He called her beautiful, and as he stroked her cheek, he promised he could make her forget all about Lena. Bianca snuck a glance at the fireplace tools and coyly said maybe he was right; who would want a woman when they could have him. And told him he was quite a man, with power...he could offer pure, unadulterated hate and can only hate everyone who has what he lacks. She shouted at him that he hates that she loves who she is, and has the strength and courage to love whoever she wants, she can feel passion and feel alive, and he has no idea how that feels. She told him he cannot feel desire, courage or love, that he's not a man, not a human being, just an empty pathetic shell. Michael grew angry and told her to shut up. He grabbed her hair and called her a self righteous bitch and threw her down on the sofa. They struggled and Bianca kicked him away and ran to the fireplace. She grabbed the poker and hit Michael.
Erica apologized to Kendall for hating her for so long. Kendall said she's hated Erica too. They agreed to move on and Erica wondered how. Kendall had no idea...Erica suggested they just start trying. Kendall said tonight was a good start.
Bianca stood with the fireplace poker over Michael's prostate body and finally ran to the door. As she struggled to unlock it, Michael came up behind her and grabbed her and pushed her back into the room.
Kendall promised that no one would ever hurt Erica again. Erica agreed and they hugged. Erica told her she's better because Kendall was there.
Michael continued to come after Bianca and she tried to get away, begging him to stop, but he forcefully pinned her against the window.
The Fusion babes (less Kendall) embarked on their quest for men at SOS in time to see the police investigating the fight between Henry and Carlos which had turned into a barroom brawl. Maggie blamed Henry for starting it. Myrtle was questioned by Officer Lyman for injuries she caused in the melee. Greenlee talked to Carlos, initially sympathetic about his bruises, but then she assumed the fight was about her. Carlos called her self-involved, ego-tripping, and egotistical before launching into a string of Spanish insults. Simone tried to stop their argument and Greenlee tried to shoo her away. Greenlee sarcastically asked if the fight was because there was no worm in his tequila or because there was no salsa music. Carlos explained he met an amazing woman and Greenlee was incredulous that right after he dumped her, he was out trolling for a 4-yr old barfly. Maggie stepped up to identify herself and say she wasn't a barfly and hadn't been four for a long time. Greenlee couldn't believe Carlos thinks Maggie is amazing. Maggie was impressed by the compliment, but Greenlee explained that Carlos only said it to make her jealous. Greenlee warned Maggie that Carlos is on the rebound and is willing to settle for whatever baggage sits next to him. The police told Carlos that Henry was not pressing charges which infuriated Carlos, since Henry had thrown the first punch. Simone gave Carlos the Be Polite to the Policeman speech. Henry came over to confront Carlos again and Boyd stepped between them, suggesting Henry cool off and leave. Henry acted possessive of Maggie and she reminded him she does belong to him. Mia came up to suggest Carlos and Henry leave before the management decides to press charges or ask them to pay for damages. Maggie and Henry argued some more and Henry admitted he wants to be back together with her. She told him to get over it. Greenlee asked Carlos how he could hit on someone as innocent as Maggie. Carlos simply went to the bar and continued flirting with Susanne, the bartender. Greenlee asked how he could cruise both Maggie and the bartender. He told her that her outfit didn't scream "heartbroken." Carlos still felt used by Greenlee and told her she'd never really wanted him. Officer Lyman stopped by to talk to Carlos and make sure it was over. Carlos looked at Greenlee when he said it sure as hell was. Simone and Mia had watched the whole scene with interest. Greenlee loudly asked Susanne for a grande margarita and reminded Mia and Simone of the bet to find their own sexy men. Henry and Maggie were still arguing outside and his jealousy was clearly showing, accusing her of wanting to flirt with any dog who would throw a drink down for her. Then the keyboard player came out to give Henry his guitar and remind him of practice tomorrow. Maggie was furious, accused Henry of a double standard, and left.
JACK & ERICA.
Jack went to Erica's to find Erica and Kendall cozy together, sipping tea. Jack was worried about her in the thunderstorm and was confused about the scene he walked in on. Erica explained she'd never been happier and Kendall helped her get through the storm. Jack told them about the real reason for his visit, as the bearer of the bad news that Michael Cambias was released on bail, courtesy of his father who wanted to protect the family name. Erica couldn't believe the news. Jack explained that because he had no proof of the threats Michael had made in jail, the judge wouldn't hold him. She was immediately worried about Bianca, thinking she was with Lena, and Jack said all the woman who may be prey to Michael are going under police protection. He promised to keep the women he's threatened safe, especially his family, because he is afraid Michael will make good on his threats. Erica hugged him and went to call Bianca. Jack and Kendall discussed Michael's arrogance and she thanked him for protecting her. Jack thanked her for what she did to help arrest him. Jack, Erica and Kendall continued discussing Michael, with high hopes for him going behind bars and their futures being bright. Jack finally had to ask for an explanation of what happened during the storm. Kendall said Erica had a little meltdown and Jack deduced that Kendall had gotten in the way, due to her fat lip. Erica said she was sorry for hurting Kendall and that they had reached a new understanding. Kendall left then, with Jack asking her to call him if Michael tries to contact her. Erica told Kendall she'd never forget what she did for her and Kendall said she'd never forget what Erica let her do. Jack was still stunned and wondered what the rest of the story was. Erica was radiant as she explained that she felt as though a weight had been lifted off her, and hopefully, finally, for good. Jack urged caution and said she shouldn't trust Kendall too much. But Erica insisted that Kendall had been very giving and helpful and Jack thought the timing was perfect, and now Kendall can be in the wedding party. Erica couldn't actually accept more than Kendall as a guest at the wedding. Jack asked if she was really ready to start a relationship with Kendall, and she said yes, but she's made mistakes and needs to take it slowly. And nothing can erase the fact that Bianca is the daughter she's built her life around. Erica admitted that one night can not erase all the distance of the past years of hate. Jack was hopeful that a door was open for Kendall to get the love she craves from Erica. Erica wondered why it was so important to Jack and he said the child who grew up without her is the one who needs her love the most.
A stunned Bianca sat motionless in Myrtle's living room, her clothes torn, her arms bruised, and furniture all askew. Tears slowly and silently fell down her cheeks. When the phone rang, she still didn't move, except to close her eyes. She listened to Erica leaving a message asking her to call her back right away, saying everything would be fine and no one would ever hurt her. Bianca finally started blinking and slowly stood up and stared around the room. She turned on lights and started straightening things up. When she saw herself in the mirror, she had to look away. She saw the bouquet of flowers on the floor and slowly picked up a white rose and placed it gently on the table.
She was next seen in the park, in a loose and sloppy outfit, carrying a trash bag. She had flashbacks of better times with Lena, then the night before with Michael as she put the clothes she'd been wearing in a trash can. She poured lighter fluid over them and nervously lit a match, but let it go out when Kendall walked up to ask what she was doing. Bianca explained she'd lost something...an earring. Kendall offered to help look for it and asked where Lena was. Kendall wondered if something happened with Lena and Bianca coldly told her it was none of her business. Bianca asked why Kendall was bothering her. Kendall then said she had to tell her about Michael being out on bail and how they would all be okay because Jack had ordered police protection. Kendall thought Bianca was acting weird, and Bianca was very curt with her. Kendall couldn't leave without telling her about being with Erica, the meltdown, and how she'd needed Kendall. Kendall was so proud and happy that she'd been able to help and they'd finally connected. Bianca wanted to know more and Kendall explained that Erica had relived the rape and she had helped her through it, probably because she was the only one who could possibly connect with her and help her get past the pain. Bianca sat in stunned silence. Kendall still thought something was wrong with Bianca but Bianca just told her to leave her alone. Kendall left the park, clearly concerned about Bianca. This time Bianca got the fire started and watched her clothes go up in flames.
Boyd and Myrtle got home to a living room that was neat as a pin. Lena came in and Myrtle offered to wake Bianca up, but Lena said no, she'd just leave a note. Myrtle went to pour a nightcap and they talked about the fight at SOS which Boyd had broken up. Lena teased him about always coming to the rescue and promised she'd keep Bianca safe. She wrote a love note to Bianca, talking about the future and telling her she's safe and loved.
Back at SOS, Mia, Simone and Greenlee cried in their drinks about being alone and lamented the way their bet had started out. Simone noticed the cop who couldn't keep his eyes off Mia and she had to explain it was the guard Jack had ordered for her. Simone then toasted to how pathetic they are, that the only male attention is from someone paid to give it. Kendall swooped in to order champagne to celebrate. She gushed to the gals that the heat had ended, the rain had come, the world was alive and beautiful. The others wondered what she'd been smoking. She explained her life had changed, forever, and nothing would be the same for her or her family.
The Fusion Girls, excluding Kendall, were watching videos trying to narrow down the finalists for the Sexy Man contest. Greenlee told Mia and Simone they couldn't cross the line with their bet and the contest for Fusion. Simone said she couldn't wait for Mia and herself to get shares in the company. Greenlee told Simone she shouldn't be so sure she'd win. That if she and Kendall win they get 3 months take home pay from Mia and Simone. Mia said she barely makes it from check to check as it was and Greenlee said that it was only fair since they wanted stock and they could call off the bet if they wanted to, they said no. Simone said that Greenlee thinks that she's already won because she has Carlos to fall back on. Greenlee shouted that she didn't want Carlos in her life now or in the future. Carlos happened to walk in when Greenlee said this and he stopped looking at her then stormed out. Simone told Greenlee that she was glad that she was over Carlos and then asked if Greenlee was sure it was over because she did see the sparks fly between them when Carlos walked in. Mia asked Simone why she was so concerned about Greenlee and Carlos. Greenlee answered saying because Simone melts when Carlos walks into the room and thinks every other female does as well. Simone then said because she thinks Greenlee will fall back to Carlos as an easy win. Greenlee said never that she was not putting her life on hold for any man, then walked out. Liza walked in on the tail end of the conversation and told Mia she hopes she was listening. Mia in turn said she hoped Liza was listening as well. A little later on Greenlee came back in asking where Simone was Mia told her that Simone went to Lacey's to check on the display. Greenlee said she wished Simone would have said something to her before she left then started complaining about how hot it was in the office. Mia said she was comfortable but Greenlee ignored her saying she should call the building manager and have Carlos fired for not doing his job. Mia said to Greenlee "you wouldn't have him fired for breaking up with you, that's not right." Greenlee said they mutually broke up and if he couldn't do his job then he shouldn't be working there any longer and then she left. Liza asked Mia where they were and Mia replied in their own corners. Liza asked "were we fighting?" Mia answered yes. Mia then said lets access the situation here, "when you go home you eat popcorn sit on the couch and do crossword puzzles, you don't go out and try to have a life." Liza told Mia she didn't understand and tried blaming her marriage to Adam but Mia didn't buy it. Liza told Mia that if she knew about her past relationships then said that Tad was just as complicated as she herself then rambled on about Mia being the one who helps her do the puzzles. Mia said "not any longer, I know what I want and I'm going after it" then left. Liza looked at her cell phone.
Lena arrived at Myrtle's with her guard in tow. Boyd let them both in and Lena explained that Jackson had provided her with an officer because Michael got out on bail. Lena asked if Bianca was up and Boyd said that he hadn't seen her yet. He also said that Michael wouldn't dare show his face at Myrtle's. Lena discussed her plans to travel with Bianca and gave Boyd their Itinerary. Boyd thought it was a great idea that they go away. Lena started calling for Bianca but Myrtle told Lena to save her breath Bianca wasn't home. Lena said here she was discussing Bianca with Boyd and she wasn't there. Boyd said that maybe Bianca was off planning her own trip to paradise.
David and Anna woke up where he was sleeping on the couch and she in the chair. In silence they folded their blankets and David put them away. Both wanting to say something but both remaining quite. Anna found Leora's bootie and held it in her hand. David returned from the bedroom and said to Anna that she must be starving. Anna asked if she could fix David something to eat and he said no. Anna said they both could use coffee and went off to fix some only to return minutes later saying they were out of coffee beans. David said he'd run to get some and when Anna was about to protest he said "please just let me go" then walked out. Anna sat in the rocking chair lost in thought when a knock came to the door. She saw who it was through the window and when she opened the door she asked Tad why he was there. Tad said he could ask her the same thing. They walked inside and Tad asked Anna if she was there to arrest David and she asked Tad if she wanted him to. He said it probably would be a good idea but he came there to tell David and he didn't care what she thought because it would be self-defense in his opinion, to stay away from his family. Anna told Tad that David wouldn't bother them anymore. Tad asked how she knew that. Anna said they dealt with issues that they had been holding back since Leora died. Tad said that he would like to believe it but considering it was David he had a hard time doing so. Tad said that David maybe lying to her. He suggested that Anna might want to get her things and leave. Anna told Tad he was about to cross a line he shouldn't but Tad was insisting. She told him No! A few seconds later David returned asking what he did to deserve Tad's visit. Tad told David that he came there to tell him to stay away from his family especially Jamie. David said "duly noted and agreed." Tad said "just like that." David said yes if you agree to drop it Tad then I'll drop it. Tad didn't believe him and David asked "what is it with you Martin's you get what you want and your still not satisfied." Tad said "forgive me if I can't believe this turnaround." Anna told Tad that he should go. Tad said that maybe Anna should come to but Anna refused saying she was staying with David. Tad left and David said "thank you." They were outside the cabin when Anna said it was a nice day maybe they should go to the beach or something. David agreed but when Anna went inside David came in saying he remembered that he promised Janelle that he would come into work because she had been pulling double duty since Leora died. Anna said if he promised then he should go. David said he'd check in with her later then left.
Bianca was still sitting on the park bench in daze when someone approached her asking if he could share the bench with her when she looked up she saw Michael and started screaming no stay away from me. The man said fine have the bench to yourself and walked away when Bianca saw that it was actually Michael. A couple jogging stopped briefly behind Bianca, the female jogger calling the male jogger a loser and told him to eat her dust the male jogger grabbed the female jogger and she started saying "let me go don't touch me" which made Bianca flash back to her saying the same thing to Michael then the two joggers laughed and ran off. At the same moment someone put their hand on Bianca's shoulder and she screamed "don't touch me!" turning to find David standing there looking at her concerned. David asked Bianca if she was alright and she apologized when she realized who it was. Bianca told David some guy had hassled her and he asked who the person was and he'll call the police. She told him no that it was okay the guy was gone. David sat down beside her then asked if she had been up all night. Bianca said yes she had something on her mind. David asked if she and Erica had a fight and she told him no that it wasn't her mom or anyone just her. David asked if she remembered that they became friends when he dated Erica and she answered yes. He told her that if she needed to talk to him he was there for her. She said that it didn't matter because no matter what terrible thing happens the sun still comes up in the morning and life goes on with out you. David said he understood exactly what she meant. Bianca then realized who she was saying it to and said "Oh God David! I'm sorry about Leora." Then she asked David "how do you go on, how do you go on when the unthinkable happens? How do you get out of bed?" David said "sometimes just before you're fully conscious you hope that it's all a bad dream that Leora is sleeping in the cradle dreaming whatever babies dream, but that's when you wake up....." then Bianca said "and you realize that no matter how tightly you close your eyes you can't make what happen go away, that it really happened." David said yes then added "Bianca I don't know what brought you to this place but you can talk to me, maybe saying it will help." Bianca just thanked David but said she'd have to deal with it on her own. She said she better get back to Myrtle's place before they miss her. David told Bianca that she had his phone numbers and he'd be there for her when she needed to talk. She thanked David then left. When Bianca returned to Myrtle's she walked in quietly. Every where she looked everything that happened with Michael flashed back to her. When she turned back toward the door she saw Michael standing there and heard him say "there you are" as he walked over to hug her. Bianca was terrified and couldn't move. Then it was Lena's voice saying that she wanted to be with her last night but didn't want to disturb her. Bianca jerked away and said "don't touch me!" Lena asked what was wrong.
Maria woke Edmund up with kisses. Edmund asked how he ever slept with out her and Maria said "on your back, snoring." Edmund said that the bed had been empty for way too long. Maria told Edmund that she didn't know where she ended and he began. He reached under the cover and said how about there. Then they both went under covers to check each other out. After making love Maria mentioned that it was the first time they had been alone with out the kids since she regained her memory, she thought they should take advantage. Edmund said that he had a deadline and had to get to the magazine with Maria looking at him in shock then he said "got you...you are to easy!" Maria said they needed a change of scenery then suggested the shower. A little later on they had a picnic at the park. They were lying on a blanket playing around when David walked toward them Edmund saw him and said that he didn't want any trouble. David said he didn't either and told them to have a good day. Edmund wondered if David was okay. Maria said that they were going to take a stroll down memory lane and pulled out a bag with Chinese food in it. She asked if he remembered when they first had Chinese food together and he said yes that Julia left the food out for two hours and that Maria got food poisoning. She said yes when she was throwing up and he was there wiping her head with a towel she knew he was a good man. He said he'd have to remember to thank Julia for making her sick. After eating their food Edmund pulled out a wrapped gift box for Maria. She opened it to find a book that she needed for her re-certification and an envelope that contained a chain with a locket that had the kids pictures and the date of their wedding. She told Edmund she loved it and thanked him.
Carlos went to resign from the his job with Fusion but Simone said she figured he'd try to do something like that and told him not to. Carlos said he had to and went off around the corner when Simone fell and twisted her ankle. She called out in pain for Carlos who came back around and asked if she was okay. She told him that she slipped. He picked her up and sat her in a chair. He started rubbing her leg. She was moaning in pleasure when Greenlee walked in on the two of them.
Mia went to a car garage and someone under a red convertible asked who was there. It was Aidan who came out from under the car and Mia looked at him and smiled.
Tad came rushing into Fusion asking Liza what was so urgent. Liza told Tad that he would be on his knees. He raised his eyebrows and asked "Why?" Liza said that he'd be thanking her he asked what he'd be thanking her for. Liza said for showing him the best love he ever knew.
Lena realizes something is troubling Bianca. Bianca asks Lena to leave when Erica arrives. Erica tries to get Bianca to tell her what is bothering her. Carlos and Greenlee argue when she finds him with Simone. Greenlee accuses Simone of going after Carlos. Simone reminds Greenlee that she insisted she was over Carlos. Simone's efforts to make inroads with Carlos are thrown for a loop when Maggie arrives and invites Carlos out to lunch. Mia flirts with Aidan as she surprises him with her knowledge of car engines. Mia privately wonders if she would have to compete with Kendall if she made a play for Aidan. Erica warns Mary not to tell Jack the truth about Greenlee. Mary subtly tries to enlist Kendall as an ally in her quest to break up Erica and Jack. Kendall warns Mary not to try to make trouble for Erica. Greenlee is surprised to see Kendall and Mary together. Greenlee is disgusted when Kendall tells her that Mary wants to break up Erica and Jack. Greenlee is baffled when Mary says the wants to end Erica and Jack's engagement for Greenlee's sake. Greenlee goes to see Jack and announces that she doesn't want him to be a father to her. Tad insists to Liza that he can find a woman on his own. Tad vows to Liza that he will find the right woman before she finds herself a man. Joni assumes that Reggie will angry with her for telling Jack the truth about Luis and the stealing. Joni is surprised when Reggie thanks her for what she did and is further surprised when Reggie kisses her.