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Monday, August 28, 2000

In San Cristobel: Palace pool room:
Mr. Rob comes in for a meeting with Edmund. Edmund says that he requires someone loyal, discreet and thorough. He needs him to pretend to be working for Richard but in reality he would be reporting to and taking orders from Edmund. He would get paid by Richard and also get a bonus salary from Edmund. Mr. Rob said he would have to have half of the money Edmund was offering him upfront as a retainer. Edmund tells him that wouldn't be a problem. Edmund tells Mr. Rob that his assignment is to get close to Cassie. Edmund mentions Cassie's incident with the horse and that he and Richard want her to have a bodyguard but Cassie doesn't want one. He tells her that Cassie will change her mind and when she does he wants him hired but doesn't want Richard to know he knows Edmund. Mr. Robb doesn't know if he wants the job, but Edmund says the job will be brief and challenging and then he can disappear to Barbados. Edmund tells him again that he needs someone he can trust and asks Mr. Robb if he can handle it. He gives him an envelope with his retainer in it. Mr. Rob looks it over and tells Edmund that it will be a pleasure doing business with him.

In the Palace courtyard:
Richard, Cassie and Tammy come in after having been out by the pond playing with RJ. They are talking about the frogs and Richard is teasing Tammy about talking to them. Outside the door, someone is watching them. Cassie goes to look for the camera and finds a frog in Tammy's bag. Cassie is talking to Tammy about why she can't keep the frog as a pet. Richard tells Tammy he was a frog at one time and that her mom transformed him with a kiss. Tammy says maybe the frog is waiting for her to kiss him but Richard tells her she should wait at least ten years. The nanny comes in for Tammy. After Tammy leaves Richard hugs Cassie. She asks him about her kiss transforming him. He said he needs some refreshers to keep him from turning back. They kiss. He goes to get some champagne and to return the frog to the pond. Cassie notices one of the doors is ajar and walks toward it. She looks around and sees nothing. She turns back to the courtyard and is thinking about Richard and the champagne under the stars. She hears a noise and says, "Hello, is anyone there?" She sees an unshaven man who offers her a rose and tells her that he is one of the gardeners. Cassie thanks him for the flower and tells him she will have to show Richard. He asks her to thank him and she said she just did. He makes a grab at her and says he wants to be really thanked. He pulls a weapon of some sort on Cassie. It kind of looks like gardening shears but it could be a knife, I don't know. Cassie calls out for Richard but no one comes. Finally, Edmund runs in and pulls the man off of her and tells her to run. They guy hits Edmund and throws the weapon at him as he runs out. Cassie calls for Richard to help as she tries to get Edmund to answer her.

At the Lewis's:
Noah is teasing Reva about lusting after her all the while admiring her. He asks if she would like him to stay while her and Josh meet with their attorneys. She tells him that she thinks she will be okay. Noah kisses her and promises to pay for the door. Later, the two lawyers meet with Reva and Josh. Reva's lawyer talks about sole custody and wants to give visitation to Josh. Josh says that Olivia moved out so there shouldn't be a problem. Ernie mentions that Josh and Olivia is a bad influence and Josh asks Reva how the door got broken. He says that Marah witnessed the argument and Reva says that Marah walked in after the fact. He would rather have his kids see two people making love rather than domestic violence. If Reva tried to take the kids, she is in for the fight of her life. Reva asks Josh if he is threatening her. She says he is blowing the situation out of proportion and Josh says no more than she is over the bathtub incident. The lawyers want them to follow the agenda. Russo starts talking about the business and wants Reva totally out of it. Ernie wants Reva to retain all her rights. Josh starts talking to Reva directly while the lawyers argue. Reva wants to get away from the business discussion and talk about the house. Russo wants the house sold and the money split. Ernie starts talking about custody of the children and calls Josh a pervert. Russo tells Ernie that Reva is "The Slut of Springfield". That was it, Josh screamed at both of them to stop. He tells Russo that he will not listen to him bad mouth the woman that he has loved almost his entire life. Josh fires Russo. Reva is upset with her lawyer too and she fires Ernie too. Reva looks at Josh and tells him they are right back to where they started. Josh and Reva say good-bye lawyers and fat retainers. They both have a glass of drinking wine. Reva says they will have to find new attorneys but Josh suggests that maybe they won't have to.

At Company:
Olivia is on the phone with Russo filling him in on Marah and how Reva is worried that her daughter will turn out just like her. She also mentions that Reva was very rowdy as a youth and had earned the nickname, "Slut of Springfield". Meanwhile, Billy and Josh are back at the table talking about the attorney meeting with Reva's. Josh is worried. Olivia returns to the table and tells him that things will be all right and he needs to get the meeting over with. Marah comes in and sees Josh and Billy. She tells them that she is out to meet some friends. Olivia tells her that she is sorry about what she walked in earlier in the week. Marah says it isn't as bad as what she walked in on earlier in the day with Reva and Noah and says that at least with Josh and Olivia it isn't violent. Josh wants to know what violence and wants to know if Noah had hit Reva. Marah says no but mentions the fight and the glass door. Her friends arrive and she wants to leave. Josh is upset that Noah and Reva are having violent fights in front of the kids but Billy says Reva always liked a good fight. Josh says he was prepared to give in to Reva but not now.

Ross comes in and tells Buzz to keep Selena away from Blake. He tells him that she is a bad influence on Blake and turned her into June Cleaver. He said that Blake made tea, scones and little sandwiches without crusts. They are joking about the situation. Ross is trying to do two things, no divorces at work and no marriages at home. Buzz says he is running from commitment. Ross looks at a magazine that was on the bar. He says that he thinks it is the wedding gown that women want the most. Buzz wants to know what is his problem. Ross says he knows what he is doing and he knows how to deal with his wife Blake. Buzz says Ross needs to take off his running shoes. Buzz says his family is cursed and his kid's lives are a mess. Ross says maybe Buzz is really worried about his upcoming wedding to Selena. Buzz says his life is fine but wants to help his kids. Ross says the best thing he can do is not to do anything. He teases Buzz about not having Blake as a bridesmaid.

At Phillip and Harley's:
Phillip is on the couch and Harley says they have no food in the fridge. They will order take out and get ready to consult Susan. Susan comes down in a skimpy outfit and Harley asks her where she is going. After almost pulling teeth Susan admits that she is going out with Max and Marah. Harley makes her go to her room to put more clothes on. Susan asks her if she is the clothing Gestapo. Harley sends her up to change and then turns to ask Phillip if she was right in doing that. Phillip agrees with her and Harley says Susan's problem is part a reaction to her and Phillip's reconciliation and part teenage rebellion. Susan tries to sneak out again but Harley and Phillip catch her. She is wearing a lot of makeup and Harley sends her upstairs again. Susan storms back upstairs. Harley is worried about what she will come down in next. Phillip laughs. She paces the living room waiting on Susan to come back down. When she does she is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and long pants. She is singing a rap song and no makeup. Harley let's her go but tells her she must be home by 11 PM. Susan shouts midnight as she leaves. Harley is angry. Phillip tells her she will be with Marah and will be fine. Harley has the urge to tail her. She and Phillip go outside with their wine and Harley talks about being so much like Susan at her age. They kiss and laugh, talking about him as a teenager. They find Susan's clothes in front of the house and Harley is upset.

At the LeMay's:
There is music playing loud and lots of people are coming in. Max warns Susan that the situation is not cool and that they need to get these people out, they aren't even supposed to be there. Susan is impressed because seniors are there and tells him that everything will be fine.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000

In San Cristobel:
Richard comes down and checks on Edmund. Cassie quickly fills him in on what had happened. Edmund was unconscious with a cut on his forehead. Richard sends guards after the gardener and calls for the doctor. Edmund is coming to and says, "Thank God, your alive," when he sees Cassie. Richard looks around and sees the knife that the guy threw sticking into the wall. He said it was the only physical evidence they have. They get Edmund into a chair. Cassie is going over what happened and doesn't understand. Edmund tells him that Cassie is in dire need for a bodyguard. Richard tells Cassie that she does need a bodyguard. Cassie doesn't want one but Edmund tells her that she no longer has a choice. Cassie tells them that she doesn't want to be shadowed by an operative. Richard tells her that the bodyguard doesn't have to be visible. Edmund tells her that it is for her children's protection as well as her own. She finally agrees but tells Richard she wants the bodyguard to be completely invisible. She leaves to check on the kids. Edmund tells Richard he will get the SC police to draw up a list of candidates for him to interview in the morning. Richard thanks him and tells him that the thought of anyone hurting Cassie makes him sick. Richard leaves and Edmund calls in a guard and thanks him for doing a great gardener bit. Edmund tells him that he almost did too well with the knife. The guy says the target was the wall and he hit it. Edmund tells him it was too close.

At the Country Club
Josh meets up with Holly and they discuss her and Billy's fishing trip. Josh tells her that the camp is sacred to all the Lewis men and he believe this is the first time a woman has been invited up to the camp site when they didn't have a wedding ring on. Josh thanks Holly for helping Billy feel whole again. He tells her that he heard HB's laugh again the other day, Billy has always had it but never uses it except when he is truly happy. Holly asks him if he is asking her what her intentions are concerning Billy. She tells him that they are going fishing together and she would never hurt him.

At Millennium:
Ray comes in and interrupts Danny and Pilar's meeting about the accounting of the club. Pilar gets fed up with the paperwork and leaves. Ray and Danny talk about Michelle and the Santos. Ray asks him if he is trying to get back with her. He tells Ray that he is trying to be an honest businessman. He also says that he could go back to the family any second. Ray asked him what was more important. Being in charge or being with Michelle. Pilar interrupts with a call for Ray. His brother Tony is in town and desperate to see him. He tells him to meet him at Millennium. Ray tells Danny that Tony is in town which means he is in some sort of trouble. Danny asks about Tony and Ray tells him that he knows him, he is living the hard life and drinking, gambling and fighting. He tells him he is sure he is in trouble. Ray said he steps on all the family's toes and he didn't care whose which could lead him to serious trouble. They talk about the past and how hardheaded Tony is. Ray said that Tony just wants him to bail him out of some trouble. Ray tells him that his father took a bullet in the head when he was 11 and when he was 13 his mom past on. He said he tried to tell Tony that everything would be okay and Tony only replied, "the hell it would" and he was only 4 years old. Ray thinks that he should have helped Tony more and not worried about devoting his life to God so much. He feels he may have failed his brother. Just then Tony comes in. He is giving the bartender a hard time wanting a drink but having no ID. Tony and Danny reintroduce themselves and Danny tells him that he can have anything he wants to drink as long as there is no alcohol in it. Tony and Ray sit down with Danny and Tony admits that he is in a lot of trouble. Tony tells them that Chicago has gotten bad since uncle Federico died. He tells them that he got in a fight with some punks and one of them fell through a plate glass window. He lived but his father was none to pleased and put a contract out on Tony. And he left and came there. He tells them that they are after him. Ray tells him he has to rethink his life. Tony said he needs someone to call in some favors. Danny tells Ray to take his car and take him over to the monastery with him. Danny tells him that he will call Abuela and see if she can get the heat off Tony. Until then he tells Tony to turn himself into the invisible man. They walk out into the ally and a van stops. The doors open and they start shooting at Tony. Tony and Ray get behind some garbage cans and when the shooting stops Tony gets up and returns fire at the guys. One of the guys shot back at Tony and Ray jumps up to stop him from hitting Tony and gets shot himself. The van pulls off and Danny comes out asking what happened. He checks on Ray and tells Tony to get out of sight before the people come back. He tells him that if Ray is hurt he will pay.

At Harley's:
David calls Harley and tells him that there is an out of control party at Jim's house and tells her he will pick her up in two minutes.

At the LeMay's:
A bunch of guys crash the party and bring beer with them. Max is very leery and doesn't like the situation. Max points out to Marah the other guys especially one called Freddie that is dancing with Susan. Max gets Susan away from him and she wants to dance with him but he is not happy about what is going on there. Freddie goes over and spikes the punch. Susan ignores Max's warnings and dances around saying that she is popular. He tells her that the party is getting out of hand and there are too many people there. Freddie comes over and gives Susan some of the spiked punch. Max tries to get her away from him but she doesn't listen. She tells him she is okay and pushes him away. Later, the alcohol is getting to Susan who is acting stupidly drunk. She goes to Max and tells him the walls are tilting and it is hot in the house. Marah and Max tell Susan that she is drunk and figures out the punch is spiked. Max gets up to throw the punch out and Freddie goes over to where Susan is sitting. He grabs her up and she isn't feeling to well. He tells her to put her head on his chest and dance with him. She struggles and he rips her shirt. Max comes over and belts him and goes to check on Susan . Susan feels terrible and Max tells her that next time they will borrow some money from Buzz and go out. He tries to get her up to take her to her room to sleep when Freddie comes over and tries to start something. He sucker punches Max and max falls to the ground. Max got up and hit the guy. A group of Freddie's friends grabbed Max while he punched on him. Blood was pouring out of his mouth. Harley, David and some cops come in and break things up. Harley is jumping all over poor Max telling him that she was just about to trust him again and he did this. Max and Susan tried to tell her what happened but she didn't want to listen. She told Susan she was going to take an aspirin, go to bed and they would have a serious talk in the morning.

Wednesday, August 30, 2000

At the Lewis's:
Reva and Josh are waiting at the house when Ross arrives. They tell him they have fired their attorneys and need help. He tells them he is still not interested in working on divorces and that he cannot help them. They plea to Ross for assistance saying they would take care of everything and only need him for the legalities. Ross tells them that if they can both look at him and tell him that they both want this divorce he will help. Later, Ross goes over the list of assets they have and tells them that everything looked fine except for the last list of personal property and the children. Ross said he was going to step outside while they settled those. Reva said that Josh could have all the IRA's and she would keep the kids. Josh got angry thinking that Reva was equating the children's value with money. Reva said she wasn't but that the kids belong with her. This sparked a major fight and they started yelling at each other while a saddened Ross listens outside. He daydreams about Reva and Josh in a boxing match beating each other to a pulp. He closes his eyes and rests his head in his hands. Meanwhile, Josh and Reva get through the major part of the battle and get a little sentimental about how they have loved each other their entire lives and never seem to be able to make it work. Reva cries and she and Josh end up holding each other. Finally they go out and get Ross and tell him that they finished up the details and just need him to come in and finalize things. Reva tells Ross that they have decided to split custody of the kids and be fair to each other. Ross tells them that he will take their lists and condense it into a legal contract that he will get to them soon. They ask him if there was anyway they can settle it then and there to get the pain over with. Ross tells them that he has some blank divorce papers they can sign and he will fill them out after he leaves and file them in the morning. They agree to do that.

At Cedar's:
Rick comes out and tells Danny that Ray is in bad shape and wonders what had happened. Danny told him that it was just a random drive by which he really didn't see because he was inside the club at the time. Rick is skeptical. He tells Danny that he was going to go home and tell Michelle what had happened. Danny doesn't want Rick to tell Michelle telling him that it would do her no good to know. Rick thinks Danny doesn't want her to know because she would jump to conclusions about the shooting as well. Danny assures Rick there was nothing about him or his family that triggered the shooting. Rick tells him if that were true there wouldn't be two Santos guards in front of Ray's room. Rick left. Danny went in to see Ray after a nurse came and said he was coming to. Ray asked Danny over and over about Tony. Danny told him that he is fine and wondered what had happened in the alley. Ray told him about the van and again asked about Tony. Danny said that Abuela had stashed Tony and was making calls on the situation. Danny asked if he could get Ray anything and he asked for his rosary. Danny tells him he would stop by the rectory and pick it up. Ray goes to sleep with Danny sitting next to him. Danny talks about how much he loves and respects Ray for getting out of the "life" clean. Tony comes up to the door and is stopped by the guards. Danny sees him and tells him he is stupid for being there. He takes Tony out into the parking lot and curses him for what had happened to Ray. He lost control and started beating Tony senseless. And of course, Michelle walks in screaming at him. When he stopped hitting Tony she ran off crying and scared. Danny begged her to listen to him but she wouldn't.

At the Bauer's:
Michelle opened the door to Aunt Meta. She was back from New York because she was worried about her and Rick. She said she hadn't heard from her in a while and was hoping everything was all right. Michelle tells her about Danny and that she had to end things. Meta tells her that she is proud of her but hopes that she is sure of what she wants. Rick walks in and greets Meta. They hug and he tells Michelle about Ray. He tells her that when she gets there she can see the nurse and she will make an excuse for Danny to leave so Michelle wont have to run into him. Michelle leaves. Later, Meta asks Rick about Abby. He tells her that because he loved her he had to let her go. Meta understood and told him that she is so proud of him and Michelle both. She is there now and will bring some normalcy back into their lives. She tells Rick that someday he will find his mate and will be way ahead of the game.

At Millennium:
Russo comes in and tells Olivia that he and Ernest was fired. He tells her that he still has his $10,000 retainer so he can afford to give Olivia a little free advice. He tells her that he has been through many, many couples and many divorces and non-divorces and can tell her now that Josh and Reva are not through with each other yet. Olivia is not happy.

Holly comes in and asks Pilar about Ray. Pilar is rude to Holly thinking that she is there as a reporter and she doesn't really care how Ray is. Holly tells Pilar that she likes Ray and promises to pray for him. Pilar tells her to keep her families pain off the front page. Holly leaves with her tail between her legs and goes over to Olivia's table and asked if she can crawl under her table. Olivia said that she could join her if she allowed her to crawl under there with her. They both discuss their rotten days. Olivia asks Holly what she knows about Reva.

Thursday, August 31, 2000

At the Bauer's:
Danny came in begging Michelle for forgiveness and another chance. She doesn't understand how he could be so gentle and loving with her and turn on Tony and beat him so savagely. She didn't want any excuses so Danny just told her that he was upset and that he was Ray's brother. She is so upset and he grabs her holding her while she cries. Rick comes in and demands Danny let her go. Finally he does and Michelle leaves the room in tears. Rick tells Danny to leave Michelle alone she doesn't want his kind of life. Danny is crying telling Rick how much he loves his sister. After awhile Danny accepts it and tells Rick to take care of Michelle and he would not bother her any more. Danny leaves and Michelle comes back in still in tears.

Meta is in the Bauer kitchen when Claire comes in. Meta says, "Hello, Dr. Ramsey." She introduced herself and tells her that she has been filled in on everything that is going on. Claire asks about Michelle and Meta tells her she is in her room crying her eyes out. She tells Claire that Michelle is a wonderfully sensitive woman just like her mother. Claire starts to smile until Meta says, "Yes, Maureen was a wonderful woman." Claire starts to move past Meta to go see Michelle and Meta says, "Don't you dare." She tells Claire that she knows how she has tried to undermined Danny and Michelle as well as Rick and Abby not to mention how she blackmailed Rick for all these years when there was nothing for her to blackmail him with. Claire tells her that she didn't hear from any of this from Michelle. Meta informed her that she did and from Rick as well. Meta told Claire that she isn't as noble or innocent as Rick and Michelle and she knows what she sees. She tells her tha! t she will not hurt them any longer and if she does, she will answer to her. Claire left, angry.

At the Lewis's:
Reva gets a call from Harley telling her about the party the evening before. Reva is angered at her daughter and tells Harley that they will be right over to help clean up. Reva calls Marah down and gives her the opportunity to tell her anything she would like to say. Marah finally tells her that they had a little party the night before. Reva tells her that she knows that they had a blow out at the LeMay's with alcohol and some rough teens. Reva also told her that she knew that Susan was assaulted and almost raped. Marah tells her that she called the police as soon as she saw things getting out of control. Reva told her to get dressed in her work clothes because she is going to go help clean up the LeMay house. After Marah goes upstairs, Reva calls Josh and asks him for backup with the kids and tells him they are going over to Jim's.

At the LeMay's:
Harley is giving Susan a lecture and Susan has a hangover. She gets Susan busy on cleaning the carpet while she calls Reva and tells her what happened. Susan is afraid Marah wont want to hang around her anymore. Marah sets her fears at ease when she comes in and apologizes to Susan for bringing all the people over. They hug and both work on cleaning the carpet. Max comes in and asks what he can do to help. Harley is very upset at Max but Susan and Marah tell her and Reva both that he had nothing to do with it besides trying to get things under control. Josh comes in and sees how things are just as Max tells them that there is a hole in the wall in the kitchen. Josh goes with him to the kitchen to show him how to fix the wall. Later, Max comes out of the kitchen to find all the adults gone and Susan leaving with a bag of clothes. She tells him not to tell anyone she has left. He asks her to stay there. He leaves and she sneaks on out.

At the construction site:
Josh, Billy and Matt are looking around at the demolition site. Josh gets a call from Reva and heads out to help with Marah. Billy and Matt look around at all of the violations that the demolition crew have going on. Matt is worried that they are non-union and is risking the safety of their crew as well as others. The head of the crew comes out and tells Billy and Matt that they aren't allowed to be back there. Matt tells him that they are the ones handling construction. The man said he didn't care they still weren't allowed back there. Billy recognizes the guy as an old drinking buddy of his and the guy asks Billy where he had been. Billy tells him that he is sober now and doesn't go to the bars anymore. The guy leaves telling Billy that they have to get out of the site. When Josh comes back he and Billy and Matt talk about the special marble they are going to use on the building and how it cant be found. Matt said he has already made plans to go to Europe to find it! . Matt said if he can't find it in Italy he will go to Ireland but he will find it. He says Vanessa is taking him straight to the airport in a little while and mentions to Josh about the non-union workers and OSHA violations. Billy tells him that he knows the guy from his drinking days and he is "bottom of the barrel." Josh tells them that he will look into it.

At the hospital:
Danny comes in very upset after his visit with Michelle and tells his grandma that it is all over now. He tells her that he will never let love for someone consume him again. Then he tells her that he is ready to take over the family if she will let him. She tells him he has to want it and he assures her he does. She is happy and gives him his father's ring that she has held for this special day. He goes over all his plans to computerize the books and get military surveillance and security as well as bringing casinos into Millennium so that he can launder money through the club. Abuela tells Danny that she is very proud of him because he isn't afraid to admit his mistakes and knows that the other families will be glad to see him back in the fold as well. Tony walks up behind them as Danny slips the ring on his pinkie. He asks about Ray and then begs Abuela to let him stay in Springfield with his family. She tells him it is all up to Danny now as head of the family. ! Tony thinking it is a lost cause starts to walk away. Danny calls out that "Ray's brother is welcome." He tells Tony they will find a place for him and holds his hand out. Tony comes over to Danny, kneels down and kisses Danny's ring.

Friday, September 1, 2000

At the LeMay's:
Max comes in and realizes that Susan is missing. He checks for her backpack and finds the note. She says she is sorry that she left and tells him she has taken some money out of his wallet. He runs out of the house, calling for her when he comes back in he calls Harley. Later, Harley shows up and Max tells her what happened. Harley wonders why Susan took off and Max shows her the note. She doesn't think she can take her dad knowing that she messed up again. Frank comes in and sees Harley upset. She shows him the note and thinks it is ominous. She reads it and emphasizes where Susan said, "I can't go on living like this." They both get on their phones and call around to everyone they can think of. Frank orders an APB and Harley calls around looking from Jim. She asks Max to make a list of all the friends she has and all the places she could have gone and then start calling around. Harley calls David and tells him to take the picture of Susan from her desk to make flyers to pass around. Frank tries to calm Harley down telling her that teenagers exaggerate and Susan will be okay. Frank reminds Harley of the letters she wrote when she was young. Harley starts to laugh. She says that if she ran, she thought her mother would come and look for her but Frank reminds her that she was stuck with only him. Harley says that things were supposed to be different with Susan. Frank says she is running because she is 14 and has a lot of parents. Harley says she runs because she is her mother's daughter. Frank reminds her that Harley always came back and Susan will come back home too. Frank gets on the phone to check into the station. Phillip comes in and hugs Harley telling her that everything will be fine. She shows him the note. Phil asks if Harley is worried that Susan will hurt herself. Frank gets smart with Phil and tells him that he isn't a child Psychologist. Just then Beth and Jim come in and are surprised. They ask if there is a surprise party. Beth thinks that is great and tells them that Lizzie is asleep in the car. Phil goes out the door on the phone with Josh, he tells Josh that he will be late because they are in the middle of a family crisis. Jim overhears and asks Harley where Susan was.

At Millennium:
Marah is talking to her mom. She says that she noticed how Josh came running when Reva called about her the other day. Marah suggests that maybe she should get into trouble more often. Reva tells her she doesn't thing so. She tells Marah that she fired her lawyer but that she and Josh had Ross go ahead and file their papers so the divorce will be final in about a month. Marah blames Olivia but Reva assures her that the divorce was not Olivia's fault. Reva tells her that she knew it was coming so she shouldn't be surprised. Marah wonders why there has never been a long period of time that they were all together as a family without all the disasters. Reva apologizes and tries to understand the kid's point of view. Marah is angry and says that her parents both have jobs and new playmates. She is mad but doesn't want to talk about this depressing subject. Reva asks if Marah wants to look at colleges and visit some spas on the way. Marah is not enthused. Reva tells Marah to try not to be bitter. Marah gets smart with her mom and Reva tells her to that she has a rude mouth and gets up to leave telling Marah to take care of the bill.

Tony comes in and goes over to the bartender. He is looking for Danny. He tells Tony that Danny is out and won't be back until later. Tony turns to leave and notices Marah and Marah notices Tony. They are both thinking about each other and how attractive they find each other. He walks over to her table. He gives her a line and she laughs at him. She is thinking to herself that she is acting stupid; he does understand why she didn't go for it. He tells her that the line went over real well in Chicago. Marah is trying to play hard to get and when Tony starts to sit down she acts like she doesn't want him to. She gets up to leave and tells Tony that he isn't in Chicago anymore and leaves. Tony says to himself that things like this don't happen to Tony Santos. He goes over to the bartender and asks if he knows the blonde's name. He tells the bartender that she wouldn't give it to him. The bartender said, "smart girl."

Rick meets with Dr. Grant. He shows the test scores and says the person who graded them made the test scores lower not higher. So in reality he passed 2nd in his class stoned out of his mind. Dr. Grant is relieved for Rick feels that Rick shouldn't have had to suffer all these years. Charles says he will explain this to the people who need to know. He tells him that as far as he is concerned it is a personal matter and he will be reinstated. Rick says that is that but Charles thinks Rick shouldn't let Claire get away with what she has done. He asks Rick what he knows about Claire. Rick says that Claire is Michelle's biological mother. Dr. Grant wants to know all of her history but Rick doesn't want to talk about her on the record. Rick says she has a fixation about the Bauer's but is a very good doctor. Dr. Grant thinks the fixation is unhealthy and he wonders about her although her professional history is spotless. Rick doesn't want to stir up a hornet's nest. Charles o! ffers to help him and Rick asks him just to keep Claire so busy she won't have time to bother him or Michelle.

At the construction site:
Olivia is at the site and the construction workers are ogling her and making remarks. She acts like she likes it and smiles. She comes on to one of the guys and he gets quiet, realizing she is the boss. Josh arrives and is amazed by her. He mentions that Matt and Billy have seen problems there and that Jake doesn't want them there. Just then Jake arrives and tell them he wants them out of there now. Josh introduces himself to Jake politely but Jake tells them to leave. Josh tells him that he brought plumbers to shut off the water but Jake says his people will do it. They argue. Josh tells Jake that the safety conditions are poor and wonders if his boss is aware of all the OSHA violations and threatens to call them. He wants to know who Jake's boss is but he isn't talking. The crew starts pushing each other around and Josh orders his guys to leave. Josh and Olivia say that they are staying for a while longer. Josh tells Olivia that Jake is a drinker according to Billy. Olivia wants him to call Billy to handle him but Josh wants to leave Billy on his fishing date with Holly. Olivia says that she will call Phillip then. They call. When Josh hangs up he tells Olivia that Susan ran away and Phillip is busy with that situation. So they put their heads together to figure out who runs this operation.

At the Santos Compound:
Jake is talking to Grandma Santos. He tells her that he can handle Billy but not Josh and Olivia. He suggests an accident and talking to Danny. Grandma doesn't want Danny involved but tells him to go ahead with the accident. He agrees but tells her that someone may get hurt. Grandma tells him to do it anyway.

Reva is interviewing Vicki Spaulding on her show. Reva asks about the building that is being torn down. Vicki says that they tried to save the building but they couldn't because of all the biohazards. Vicki says that in the future, architecture should be preserved before it deteriorates. Reva mentions that the new building will be modern, not in keeping with the rest of SF.

At Company:
Ruth turned on the TV and sees the interview with Reva. Vicky disgusts her. David comes in to Company looking for Susan. He tells her about Susan running away and Buzz is worried too because of the note. Ruth says there is nothing more terrifying than not knowing where your child is. Ruth offers to help. Buzz tells her to think of the worst job at Company for Buzz to use as a punishment when she gets back. Ruth asks David again if she can help but he says not right now. He asks about Charlie. She tells him that Charlie is excited about studying astronomy this year. David notices that Vicki is on TV and stops to watch. The interview ends and Reva compliments Vicki.

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