Todd & Téa
Téa showed up at Todd's door with her suitcase saying that she is back for the four weeks. Todd was really happy that she was back, but Téa made it clear that she still wanted a divorce. Todd made a lot of efforts not to say anything too stupid and not to get her upset. He told her that he had made a list of the things they could do together with Starr and without Starr. Téa said that she wanted to unpack and Todd told her she should sleep in his room. Téa was shocked by this idea so Todd said that he only meant that he would sleep on the couch so she could have the bigger bedroom. She went upstairs and started putting her clothes away. She couldn't help thinking about Andrew. When she opened the top drawer she found a picture of herself while she is sleeping. Mad, she goes downstairs to confront Todd, who just finished lighting some candles. She wanted to know why he went into her room while she was sleeping. He said it was because she was nice to look at. Téa asked him why he hadn't asked her to take her picture. He said he didn't want to bother her. He said then she shouldn't have left the bedroom door unlocked. Téa asks Todd to tell her to her face what he thinks of her. He avoids the situation by suggesting they play a boardgame.(Money Hungry)
Andrew reads the note Téa left him on her pillow. It says that she is doing "the only thing she can do" for their future and that she loves him. He is upset by what he reads and misses her.
Viki and Andrew
Viki was getting ready to go out to dinner with a man who isn't Clint. Jessica is suspicious, but Viki tells her that it is just an acquaintance. As she is about to leave, Andrew comes to the door. He tells her he has taken a sabbatical. She is less than amused by the news. She asks him if the rumors about Téa and him are true. He says that now they are. Viki accuses Andrew of lying to her by omission. He says that he loves Téa. Viki asks him what will happen if Téa decides to stay with Todd. Andrew points out that Viki was involved with Sloan before her divorce with Clint was final. Viki comes back with the fact that she's not a priest and that his actions affect the whole congregation. She also tells him that she hopes Téa stays with Todd for everyone's sake.
Max & R.J.
Max is in R.J.'s apartment pointing a gun at him. R.J. is just sitting there saying that he was waiting for him. Max confronts R.J. about the tape and R.J. tries to explain. Max hits him across the face with his gun and sends R.J. flying across the room. Max steps on R.J. with his cowboy boot while demanding to know where his kids are. R.J. swears he doesn't know where the kids are. He explains he didn't mean to kidnap them. He says that Charbonneau doesn't know where the kids are because his guys had crossed him. But he does know that they were sold to an adoption page. R.J. tells Max that he needs him to find his children. Max makes him call Charbonneau. R.J. tells him that he needs the kids back alive. Charbonneau tells him to go to hell. R.J. offers to go to Charbonneau's room with Max. Max tells R.J. that he's only trying to save his own skin and it's too late. Max fires the gun.
Bo gives the tape of Max's kids to the lab to find out exactly where it was shot. He gets a report that R.J. isn't at Club Indigo and he enlists the help of a cop named Annie. There's an APB out for Max and the police are watching his house. Bo and Annie go to R.J.'s apartment and yell for R.J. to open up. After there is no response they go in and find the apartment empty. Bo calls in the crime scene unit to look at the blood on the floor and the bullet hole in the wall. He hits the redial button on the phone and no one answers.
Max, R.J., and Claude
Claude is lying on the floor of his room, shot. Max is asking him for information about his kids while R.J. is searching the room. R.J. finds a match book, but doesn't show Max. Claude tells Max, "Chateau Gate" but Max thinks he said shadow gate.
Bo and Annie
They show up at Claude's room too late. He's dead. They find out that Max's fingerprints are all over R.J.'s apartment and it's Max's bullet in the wall.
Todd and Téa start playing Money Hungry in the living room of the penthouse. (This is one of the funniest scenes I've seen in a long time.) He pulls out this game that is missing pieces. He's improvised with bottle caps as houses etc. He even uses real money! They go back and forth with some great one liners. Téa is saving her money for the more profitable properties. While Todd is buying anything that he lands on. They both actually look like they are having fun. Next thing we see Téa has all the money and Todd is bankrupt. He pulls out the two of hearts and says it's an emergency card to erase all the things he did wrong the first time. He decides not to use it and she goes upstairs to bed. But not before they accidentally touch hands, making for a very awkward moment. Téa goes upstairs and starts to read a book. She gets up and locks the door. Then she changes her mind and unlocks it. When she does she opens it and looks down the hall. Todd is yelling downstairs. She runs downstairs and tries to wake him up from his nightmare.
R.J. & Max
R.J. and Max are in the bushes outside of Max's house trying to find a way to get in to get the tape. R.J. shows Max the match book that he found. It's in French. R.J. says it's from this place in Quebec. (Personal Note: I have lived in Quebec and there is no way that tape could've been shot there. There is snow from November to April. Sorry but I had to.)
When Sam arrives at Llanfair to pick up Viki for their dinner, he is greeted not only by Viki but also Jessica, Kevin, Joey, Barbara, Kelly and Cassie, who were all there to help Kelly with her fund raising project. The lawyer deals well with the intense scrutiny of the smiling clan. Afterwards, Sam and Viki leave for dinner and Viki tells her brood not to wait up. The group settles in for an evening of Charades. In the middle of the game Kelly becomes very upset and runs from the house and despite Kevin's warnings, Joey runs out after her.
Andrew is in the process of cleaning up the church and happens upon Enoch, a homeless parishioner who sells crucifix art. When Enoch asks Andrew if he is planning to go somewhere, Andrew tells him that he's taking a break. Enoch is happy to hear that Andrew is taking a vacation. In the course of their conversation Andrew asks Enoch why he continues to use the sign of the cross in his art. Enoch explains that the cross symbolizes crossroads "where you've got to figure out what your going to do next." Andrew is moved and thanks Enoch "for the reminder." Enoch leaves and later Andrew finds a hysterical Kelly in one of the pews. She's ashamed because she was having a good time and she's afraid that Ian will think that she forgot about him and she can't let that happen because she was nothing before Ian. Joey, who has gotten to the church right behind Kelly, screams at her that she doesn't owe Ian her future. Kelly continues to blame herself and Joey for Ian's death. She admits that she had feelings for Joey and she thinks that Ian knew it and that is why he followed her to Canton. Andrew gets the two of them to stop blaming each other, especially not in the church. Kelly apologizes to Joey, who asks her to kiss him. Kelly tells him that she can't kiss him and at that point Joey realizes that Kelly will never be able to feel for him what she once did because Ian's death will always be between them and deep inside she can't really forgive him. After the two of them disappear, Cassie stops by the church, Andrew tells her that it has been a busy night and she says that life always seemed simpler at St James, but is it? "I honestly don't know," says Andrew
The Manning Penthouse:
Téa wakes Todd in the middle of an obviously frightening nightmare. As a terrified Todd lashes out, he accidentally knocks Téa to the floor. Todd is afraid that he her hurt Téa and races to get some ice to put on her bruise. Téa says that she should know better than to wake Todd in the middle of a nightmare. Todd, who is having trouble breathing, apologizes and explains that this is why he doesn't sleep. Téa suggests that Todd see a doctor, but Todd refuses, so she puts him to bed herself. She asks Todd about the nightmare and he tells her how he used to wake up in mid-air with his fathers hand to his throat. He also tells how his father once made him kneel in a pile of uncooked rice on the kitchen floor for three hours when he was six. When Téa asks why Peter Manning did that, Todd says he doesn't know why and he will never know why. "Happy homecoming," says Todd, but Téa is relieved that he told her the truth. When she prepares to leave so that Todd can get some sleep, Todd asks her not to go. He wants her to stay and talk to him, maybe she can bore him to sleep, he says. Téa tells Todd of the nightmares she used to have after her mother left, but her brother convinced her that she was watched over by a guardian angel. Todd notes how funny it is that Téa's nightmare's were about being left alone and his is about not being left alone. Eventually, Todd finally falls asleep, but when Téa goes to leave he reaches out and holds her hand to keep her from leaving. Téa settles into bed next to her husband.
The Palace Hotel:
Viki and Sam settle in for a late dinner and Sam asks whether she thinks that he passed the family inspection. Viki tells him that he did. Sam turns on his considerable charm and the two of them discuss Todd, Viki's children and work, then Sam asks about "Viki Carpenter, the woman." At that point, Clint walks in and stops by to introduce himself. The two men shake hands and Clint goes to his own table. Afterward, Sam asks Viki if she think the "handshake crushing competition" was a win, lose or draw. When Viki doesn't understand the question, Sam explains that Clint's greeting was a contest to see which man had the stronger grip, not only that, Clint nearly pulverized his hand, fortunately, Sam says, he's a lawyer and a professional hand crusher. It is obvious to Sam that Clint is crazy in love with Viki. When Sam goes to make a quick phone call to the West Coast, Clint comes over to the table and tells Viki that he has finally had his limit, after all his patience he can't stand the thought that Viki is dating someone else and he is not going to wait around anymore. Viki denies that she is on a date. Then Sam returns and upon finding Clint at the table asks if he has lost his date. Clint assures him that he hasn't and leaves.
The Banner City Room-Kevin, Cassie, Viki, Clint
The City Room is jumping. Two front burner stories: The bodega robberies in East Llanview and the Holden Twins kidnapping are foremost in the minds of the publisher and editor. Or are they? Clint assigns Zach to the bodega robberies stories and asks to be kept informed if Mel calls in about the kidnapping when Viki comes over with Clint's editorial commenting on the robberies. It says that "the police are in danger of losing the "rappaport" (rapport) of the community". Viki relishes drawing attention to her ex husband's Freudian slip.
Kevin comes in with Cassie and takes his accustomed seat. Mel calls in and tells him there is an APB on Max and R.J.
Police Department-Bo, Hank, Jacara, Mel, Annie and Pete
Bo refuses to answer Mel's questions. It would jeopardize the investigation. Mel quotes the First Amendment, but Bo tells Annie to help "Thomas Jefferson" find the door and he is escorted out.
Hank arrives. He can't believe he is out of town one day and Bo has an all point's bulletin out on him just because Max is gunning for him. It is pure fantasy. Bo informs him that R.J.'s connection to the kidnapping is not a fantasy anymore.
Jacara arrives and is willing to give a statement to Officer Annie. She tells Bo she gave Max the video after finding it in a cabinet in R.J.'s living room. She knew what was on the tape when she gave it to Holden. Hank jumps to the conclusion that it is a taped confession and believes that it must have been at gun point. Annie takes over the transcribing of Jacara's statement while Bo takes Hank over to where Officer Pete is enhancing a picture of Max's twins on the computer.
Bo informs Hank that Claude Charbonneau is dead. It was he who gave the video to R.J. Apparently, an unknown person thought Max was getting too close to the truth. With Claude gone, Max needs R.J. to find the kids. There are no other leads so they will continue to computer enhance the video looking for clues to Frankie and Leslie's whereabouts. Hank has tears in his eyes, as he says to himself "Oh brother, you really messed up this time".
Dorian's- Blair, Dorian, Stephen Winwood
Blair, unaware of Max's whereabouts, has left a message on his answering machine for the 6th time. Dorian comes in and she grabs the newspaper, scanning for news about the kidnapping case. She tells her aunt she has a feeling. Dorian asks if that is what kept her up. Blair admits to worrying about Max, but what is Dorian's excuse for her insomnia. Dorian replies that she is still suffering withdrawal pains from Clarence's tea. Blair is certain it is withdrawal from men her aunt suffers from. Being alone in bed is lousy, even if you are glad to get rid of the guy in the morning.
The phone rings. It is Stephen Winwood. Blair stalls him by saying she is sick with chicken pox. Winwood replies he has already had chicken pox and he is most anxious to conclude their business so he can get back to England. He can't transfer the funds into her account until he has a picture I.D. of Ms. Kelly Cramer. As Blair hangs up, Dorian wants to know why Blair lied about having the chicken pox.
When Winwood comes to the door with flowers and introduces himself as Ian's lawyer to Dorian, he asks for Kelly Cramer. Dorian says her niece is not in. Then Blair comes down the stairs and suddenly the mystery is solved for Dorian she is beginning to detect a pattern here. Blair covers up and says she is still recuperating and Dorian plays along telling Winwood that her niece must have been in her room all the time. She thought she had gone out and had no idea she was ill. Winwood hands Blair the flowers "for healing". Blair replies she must look awful. Winwood is looking for an exchange. The ID for the flowers. Blair replies that it is up in her room. But she is oh so sick and must ask him to leave.
Brava, Dorian says. Obviously, the tabloid reporter Blair has been talking about is really Ian's lawyer and since when did Blair change her first name to Kelly. Dorian is no fool. She knows this has something to do with an inheritance Ian must have left Kelly. Really, she thought she taught her to plan better if she was going to steal money. Blair lies at first, but her shaking chin gives her away. She finally admits that is precisely what she is doing, but it is for a good cause- for Starr and for Dorian's coral business. Dorian says that she is so much like her that it is frightening. But they do not steal from family. Blair pretends to agree that she should call Winwood's office and stop this whole business, but as she picks up the receiver, she tells her aunt how Kelly plans to give all the money to saving whales. This peaks Dorian's interest and she says "Not so fast". Blair hangs up the phone.
Blair tells Dorian that the whales will get millions of dollars and the Cramers will not see one cent of the inheritance. Dorian agrees that Kelly is a very vulnerable young woman and this is a serious amount of money for her to handle. Her niece needs a champion and who better to shoulder the responsibility than Auntie Dorian. She will let Blair proceed with her masquerade on the condition that she controls the money. Starr would be first priority, of course, and then they could take some money to start the coral business. At age 25, Kelly would receive her money back, whatever Blair and Dorian need plus interest, and all the remaining principal of the inheritance. Dorian chides Blair for thinking she could pull this off without her. She looks up her contact, Bik. He is in her black book under "F" for fixer.
The City Room-Mel, Cassie, Kevin, Clint, Viki
Max and R.J. have disappeared off the face of the earth and Kevin and Cassie discuss how Max must be calling the shots. He and R.J. must have left town. But how? All means of transportation are being watched. Except, Kevin says, General Aviation Airport. A private plane could have taken Max and R.J. out of town. He is going to check it out. He gets up and the pain of his burns causes him to almost fall over. Viki wants to rush over to him, but Clint stops her. He has newspapers in his blood and he belongs in the City Room just where he is. Sure enough, Kevin steadies himself and hoists himself back in his chair, saying he will call the airport instead. Clint and Viki go on arguing about whether it was a date she had with Rappaport or not.
Mel shows up and says he was 86ed from Police Headquarters. Clint says they still need someone there to cover any updates on the story and he sends Cassie. Mel tells Clint about the video and that if it was duped, the police may have used Magna Video. He knows an employee there named Cindy who would give them the information for the price of a banana walnut muffin. Clint dispatches Zach to the video store.
Clint tells Viki he is amazed at the progress she is making in therapy with Dr. Maude. Viki cannot believe how indiscrete it is of him to bring that subject up at work He thinks she should shout it from the rooftops because the good doctor has worked wonders with Viki.
He apologizes about the crack he just made. Viki replies that he is way too obsessed about whether she had a date. She challenges to ask her out to dinner. He says that they have dinner every week. That's family dinner, she reminds him. How about tonight?, he inquires. She's busy, she replies and when he walks away annoyed, she gloats, "So much for that".
The Penthouse- Todd, Téa, Starr and Andrew
The Mannings have spent their first night together in bed. Todd's hand is still clamped over Téa's when she wakes up. As soon as she extricates herself and sits up, Todd awakens and looks at her with puzzlement. They begin to straighten out their clothing and things are a little awkward. As Todd rubs the sleep out of his eyes, he is amazed that he slept 13 hours. Was he running his mouth off about his nightmares? Téa says they talked. And now that she has accepted the deal, she will need to have it put in writing. Nora is out of town so Sam can draw it up. He calls Sam to meet him in his office and bring the reconciliation papers. He hangs up and asks Téa if 4 weeks from today is alright, but she holds out for a month from the previous day. He notices the bruise on her cheek and that her arm is immobile. Téa explains that the arm is just numb from holding his hand all night. Every time she tried to leave, he stirred and she did not want to wake him up. He notices the bruise. Téa says that it was an accident. She got it when she awoke him too soon from his nightmare. Todd strokes her cheek.
Starr comes in. She gives Todd a hug and Téa asks for one too. Starr accommodates her request and calls her Mommy. "No, not Mommy", Téa corrects her. "Friend, amiga. Daddy will always be your Daddy and I will always be your friend". Starr repeats the word "friends" and places Todd and Téa's hands togehter on her lap.
Todd leaves to meet Sam. Téa and Starr have a tea party with her stuffed animals. Andrew comes to the door and Téa wonders what he is doing there He begs her not to stay with Todd, especially when he notices the bruise. Not realizing that Starr is there, he raises his voice and is ready to go after "that man". He scares Starr who screams. Téa takes the little girl into her protective arms. He asks where Todd is. Téa replies he is at the office. Andrew wants her to pack and leave before he comes back. Téa takes Starr up for a nap.
Téa asks Andrew to lower his voice or leave. She tells him the bruise was accidental. She assures him that her heart belongs to him but she must stay the 4 weeks. The papers are being drawn as they speak. With that signed document, in a month, Todd must let her go. Andrew believes he will just dig in his heels all the harder. Todd is a drowning man and Téa is his life raft. If he drowns he will pull Téa in with him.
Andrew begs her not to go through with this. She replies that she cannot back out. Neither can he. She is the only person he has been willing to risk his soul for and he loves her so much he is willing to take that risk. They kiss passionately for a long time and when they break it up, they are still touching each other tenderly. Andrew gently glides his fingers across the bruise. As he leaves, Téa tells him to have faith. Neither of them notice that the tin cross Enoch made for him slipped off his neck and onto the floor in front of the couch.
The Sun- Sam and Todd
Todd runs past one of his employees, he is so anxious to talk to Sam about the reconciliation. He has no interest at all in the R.J. and Max Holden story. He tells Sam to get his feet off the desk and grabs the papers. Sam asks how it is going. Todd says he slept and had no nightmares. He slept with Delgado and they held hands all night long. Now he has to figure how to make her think he is a nice person. Sam suggests joint custody. Todd is far from wild about the idea. He does not remember ever talking about that. Sam reminds him he did, but perhaps he would like to amend it to every weekend. No, Todd says, but finally agrees to every other weekend unsupervised.
Sam does mention to Todd that the relationship Téa has with Andrew seems to be heating up. Todd calls Téa while Andrew is still there. She asks if something is wrong. He says he is thinking of coming home. He hangs up and Sam tells him that although he doesn't know Téa well, he believes she will honor the agreement and stay the month. "We will find out, won't we", Todd replies. He picks up the visitation papers and goes off to see Blair.
Téa and Starr
Starr has awakened from her nap and she brings Téa a crumbled up paper she calls a story. Téa begins to read it.
I HAVE GOT A PROBLEM. I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU, BUT WHEN I TRY TO SAY IT, IT COMES OUT WRONG."
Téa realizes that it is a letter from Todd. She tells Starr this is a silly story. It doesn't even have pictures. She asks the little girl to go upstairs and get her a book and she will read it to her when she comes back. She picks the letter back up.
"I DID IT! I MADE YOU HATE ME AS MUCH AS I HATE ME. I REMEMBER WHEN YOU BELIEVED IN ME, TÉA. YOU THOUGHT I COULD BE BETTER AND NOW, DELGADO, I'M READY TO TRY. ONLY I CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! YOU'RE NOT HERE. I NEED YOU.
Police Department-Hank, Jacara, Bo, Cassie
Jacara tells Hank she is sorry. He says he is sorry that she got taken in too. She also thought R.J. had changed. He is sorry R.J. is his brother. It was not always like that. As a kid, R.J. had a wide eyed innocence. He could make you laugh or cry without ulterior motives. They both wanted to believe R.J. Jacara says they failed. No, Hank replies that it is R.J. who failed them. And if Bo does not get those kids back, R.J. is going to wish he was dead. Bo brings over the statement and Jacara signs it. It is a difficult thing for her to do and Hank realizes it. He asks what's next for her. She replies that she must let it sink in. She has to get out of town for a while. He offers her his fishing cabin. Jacara says she may take him up on that. Hank wishes her good luck and hugs her.
Hank leaves and Annie tells Bo they have no luck so far with General Aviation Airport. Bo wants a list of all flights that have left since Charbonneau died.
Cassie shows up and wants to know what is going on with all points bulletin on R.J. Hank loses it and says that whether writing for a tabloid or the Banner, all reporters are the same. Cassie should be happy, maybe this time she has it right about his brother.
Bo takes him away from the hoopla. Hank apologizes for almost throwing away their friendship. Bo says no apology is necessary.
Bo receives the news that the 38's they found in R.J.'s wall do not match the ones in Claude. Officer Annie escorts Asa in and Bo figures it out that it was his father who gave Max the jet.
City Room-Cassie, Kevin, Clint and Viki
Cassie tells Clint that Asa gave the jet to Max. He gives Kevin permission to run with the story. After much ado, Viki finally agrees to a date on Friday night.
Dorian's - Blair, Dorian, Bik, Todd and Sam
Bik is setting the screen and camera up and Blair is getting ready to pose for her picture ID. Bik says he does good work and has never had a complaint when the bell rings. Dorian says she will take care of it. Todd barges in with Sam and tells Dorian not to worry, this is one time when Blair will be happy to see him.
Blair quickly explained that Bik was taking new pictures for Melador as Todd and Sam interrupted to discuss Starr's custody. Dorian and Blair mistakenly thought that Todd wanted to take away Blair's time with Starr and they started to go ballistic, but Todd suddenly said he needed to discuss his decision with Téa. Blair continued to have her picture taken while Dorian entertained Sam. Blair panicked when Winwood entered and called her Kelly in front of Sam. Sam recognized Windwood and Dorian tried to keep him from finding out about Blair's scheme. Bik gave Blair her phony ID and in turn, she showed it to Winwood and got Kelly's money. Todd showed up at the penthouse to get Téa's advice about Starr and Blair and he told Téa that he was giving Blair more rights because of Téa. Téa agreed that it would be good for Starr to see more of Blair. Todd stunned Blair when he returned and offered her the increased visitation rights. When Todd left, Blair turned to Dorian and said that she couldn't take Kelly's money. Later, Todd learned that Téa had read his letter and she asked if he meant what he wrote. Angry and a little flustered, Todd said yes. At the police station, Bo arrested Asa for aiding and abetting Max and R.J. Things were crazed at the station when Georgie showed up and volunteered to help. Meanwhile, Max and R.J. searched for the twins in Canada. When Max and R.J. reached a dead end, Max called Bo and asked for help. Bo and Max were able to figure out that the name of the park was Chateaugay. Bo was disappointed when he and Max got disconnected, but Georgie was there to comfort him. Max and R.J. showed up at the park and looked around. Max saw R.J. look past him and when he turned, Leslie called out "Daddy!" Max was happily reuniting with the twins when R.J. saw an approaching gunman.
The Police Station
The phone rings, giving Bo an excuse to pull his hand away from Georgie. Bo asks Georgie to go into the other room and handle the phone call for him. Right after Georgie leaves, there's a knock on his other office door. "I said not unless it's urgent", Bo calls out. Nora walks in, "You better believe it's urgent, pal". Nora tells him that she won her Supreme Court appeal. Bo rushes to give her a big hug and kiss and to tell her the news that Max's kids are alive. Nora's so surprised that she's practically speechless at first. The bad news is that R.J.'s involved.
Cassie arrives at the police station and tries to get information from Georgie, but she's not talking. Hank walks in and apologizes for blowing up at Cassie before. Off the record he tells her that he's not going to defend R.J. anymore and that he's going to have to pay for what he's done. Cassie says she's sorry and asks if she can do anything to help. Pray, Hank suggests, that's the only thing that's going to help R.J. now.
Hank joins Bo and Nora in Bo's office. He and Nora are both upset about R.J., they can't believe he sunk to this. Bo, surprisingly, is the one that says they shouldn't judge yet before they have all the facts. Nora doesn't understand, Bo was the one who suspected R.J. from the beginning, Bo was right. This is one case where he wishes he was wrong, he tells them. Georgie rushes in and tells Bo to pick up a call on line 2. It's the Canadian police saying that Max and R.J. have been spotted, but there's no word on the twins yet. Hank says the kids had better be OK, or R.J. will wish he never got out of Canada alive.
Bo is busy fending off the media's questions when he gets another phone call from Canada. In Bo's office, Hank and Nora are still discussing R.J.'s involvement. Nora's trying to convince Hank that he's not responsible for R.J.'s actions. Hank decides he has to stop thinking of R.J. as the young kid he used to be. Maybe if he can find some way to get R.J. out of his heart, R.J. won't be able to get to him anymore. Bo comes into the office with the news that R.J.'s been shot trying to protect Max's kids. Hank rushes out the door to get on the next flight to Montreal.
Nora's sitting on Bo's lap in his office. Nora apologizes again for not telling him about the kidnapping, but she thought it was the right thing to do. Bo says he understands and those difficult times are behind them now, they have happier things to look forward to. They sit and enjoy listening to the peace and quiet, all the crises have been handled for the day. You are all I'll ever want, Nora tells him. You don't think big, do you, Bo teases her. Nora asks him to promise her he'll be the last thing she sees before she closes her eyes to sleep at night for the rest of the night. Bo promises her with a kiss.
Georgie barges into the office while Bo and Nora are kissing. She reminds Nora that she has dinner tonight with Sam to discuss Todd and Téa. Nora thanks her for all of her work on the Supreme Court appeal. Bo adds his thanks for helping out at the station. Nora leaves and Bo offers to do something nice for Georgie in return for all her hard work. Flowers would be nice, Georgie suggests. Bo calls and has red roses(Georgie's choice) delivered to her place with at card that says "To Georgie, You're the Best, Love Bo". After he does this, something seems to be troubling Georgie and Bo asks her what's wrong. "Do you really not know? Is that possible? I love you.", she says, throwing her arms around Bo's neck and hugging him.
Max, R.J., Frankie and Leslie
R.J. yells to warn Max, then attacks the male gunman, knocking him to the ground. He goes for the gun, but the woman steps on his hand just as he reaches it and points her own gun at Max and the kids. Max slowly puts his gun down and tells her that he doesn't want vengeance, he just wants his kids.
Max steps forward and R.J. grabs the woman behind the knee, knocking her off balance. Max wrestles the gun away from the woman, but the man regains consciousness, grabs for the other gun and goes toward the kids and the woman who adopted them. They scream, R.J. runs over and grabs the guy and struggles with him. The gun goes off. For a second we don't know who's hit, but then R.J. slowly crumples to the ground. Just then, the police arrive.
The police lead the kidnappers away in handcuffs as the woman who adopted the twins explains that they were the ones who brought the twins to her. Max goes over to R.J., who's lying on a stretcher. R.J asks if the kids are OK. "Frankie and Leslie are fine. Thank you.", Max says. As Max goes over toward the kids, the woman who adopted them apologizes, she had no idea the children were kidnapped. Max thanks her for taking care of his children, but they are his, he says and goes over to hug them.
Using both speech and sign language, the twins tell him they thought he was in heaven with their mother. Max tells them he thought that's where they were and apologizes for taking so long to find them. I missed you so much, he tells them. Frankie signs that they missed him too. They sign "I love you" and Max hugs and kisses them both. "Let's go home", he says.
Todd, Téa and Starr
Téa is standing in the living room of Todd's penthouse with Todd and Starr. Téa asks Todd if he remembers what he wrote in his note to her. Of course I remember, I wrote it, he says then changes the subject and tells Starr to go get ready. Starr tells her father to kiss "Tee"(which is what she calls Téa). Todd and Téa don't quite know what to say. Todd tries to distract her by saying again that they have to get ready to leave. "Kiss", Starr demands. Later, sweetie, Téa tells her and Todd rushes upstairs with the excuse that he has to get Starr's pajamas.
Todd comes downstairs with more things to pack in Starr's suitcase. He hands her a little white stuffed bunny and tells her to run and get her coat. This is very hard for you, isn't it, Téa asks. Starr's been under this roof every night for a year now, except when she's been at Viki's, Todd replies. "Did you know that you'd turn out to be such a good dad?", asks Téa. I didn't ask to be a father, when Blair got pregnant, I didn't very much like the idea, Todd tells her. He wasn't there when Starr was born, and when he came back from Ireland, he was afraid to go near her. It was Viki who forced him to spend time with Starr. Starr kept reaching out to him, she wasn't afraid of him, and he decided right then it was his job to protect her. "I think that's called love", Téa says. "If you say so", Todd replies, then bellows for Starr, ending their conversation. He throws the rest of the clothes in the suitcase and closes it, with clothes sticking out everywhere. He grabs his coat and rushes Starr out the door. He stops long enough to turn around and say "You're coming, right?" to Téa, then goes out the door himself, not waiting for her. Left standing there by herself, Téa decides to go with them, grabs her coat and rushes after them.
Blair, Dorian and Kelly
Blair's feeling guilty about stealing Kelly's money. Dorian tries to convince her it's *managing* Kelly's money, not stealing it, and they'll pay it back with interest. Blair's not as interested in the money, now that Todd has given her more visitation rights. Maybe he'll respond to kindness, Blair suggests, rather than threatening to take Starr away from him again. Dorian doesn't agree with her, about Todd or Kelly's money. Doesn't Blair want to be able to give Starr everything she needs, from herself, not from Todd? Of course, Blair replies, but she's trying to be a good person, she wants to be a good example for Starr. Kelly walks into the room just then. "Kelly, there's something I need to tell you," Blair begins to say.
Before Blair can say any more, Dorian jumps in and tells Kelly that it's good news, Starr is staying with them for the weekend. Kelly is surprised that Todd is allowing it, but thrilled that they will have Starr with them. Ming brings down a box of things that they have been saving to give to Starr, including a dress with little stars on it and some stuffed animals. Blair is very quiet and Kelly asks what's wrong, doesn't she want Kelly around Starr. No, it's fine, Blair insists, Starr should be around all the love she can get. Kelly runs upstairs to get something she bought for Starr. Blair promises Dorian that she won't ruin the day by saying anything to Kelly, she'll find out the truth soon enough. Dorian wants to be the one to decide when Kelly is told the truth.
Blair and Kelly actually have a moment together alone without fighting, discussing a book that they both read as a child. Blair worries that it will be too scary for Starr. Not if her mommy reads it to her, Kelly says. The doorbell rings, it's Todd and Téa with Starr. Starr rushes to Blair and gives her a big hug. Todd watches silently from the doorway.
Blair and Dorian are telling Starr how beautiful she is. Dorian leads her into the living room where they have some surprises for her. Don't give her a lot of presents, Todd demands, he's been trying to make sure she's not spoiled. Todd pushes by Blair to follow Dorian and Starr. Blair starts to follow, but Téa suggests that she wait there. Todd just wants to see Starr one more time, then he'll go away, Téa explains. Blair questions Téa if the revised custody was her idea. No, it was Todd's, she tells Blair, he said he wanted to do it because it was the right thing to do. Blair asks if she and Todd are back together. Téa explains that it's a four week trial reconciliation, but as soon as it's over they'll be getting a divorce. Blair comments that Téa seems to good for Todd and that seems to be good for her(Blair). It's not good for me, Téa tells her. "Well, you have four weeks to figure it out", Blair says and walks away to join the others in the living room. "Try to have fun here", Todd tells Starr, "and don't pay too much attention to Auntie Dorian. She talks out of her hat, even if she isn't wearing one." Starr gives Todd a kiss goodbye. Todd pulls her close and quietly tells Starr he loves her. "I love you too, Daddy", Starr whispers back. Todd gets up to go and Blair stops him and sincerely thanks him for letting her keep Starr. No problem, Todd replies, although it's obviously not easy for him to leave Starr. Dorian calls after Todd and Téa, "Just think, the two of you have that great big place to rattle around in all by yourselves for the whole weekend". Todd and Téa don't reply, they just look uncomfortable and turn and leave.
Kelly, Dorian and Blair are sitting around watching Starr enjoy her presents. Kelly tells them about how she ended up going to church the other day because she felt guilty that she was having fun. Today she feels differently, she feels better about it. That's what Ian would want, Dorian tries to reassure her, he would want Kelly to enjoy herself. Starr asks if she can sleep with her new stuffed bear tonight. Anything you want, Blair tells her, giving her a hug.
Cassie arrives and is delighted to see Starr. Dorian declares that it's perfect, all of the Cramer women are together. Cassie has more good news, Max's children have been found and they are safe.
Todd and Téa
Todd and Téa come back to the penthouse. Todd almost immediately notices that Starr left her favorite white bunny behind and wants to rush back and take it to her right away. Téa tries to talk him out of it, she's sure Blair has something else for Starr to cuddle. She needs this to go to sleep, Todd insists, they have a routine at night. Let Blair start her own routine, Téa gently suggests, Starr's going to be just fine. "I'm not", Todd says, "I feel like I left part of me over there, more than half of me. I hate this".
Todd goes over and stands by the staircase, staring out the window. Téa hesitantly approaches him and puts her hand on his arm, telling him everything will be OK, he'll get through this. Todd clutches her hand, then suddenly turns around and hugs her. Té holds him for a moment and stokes his hair. Todd pulls back ever so slowly until he is looking into her eyes. She reaches up with one hand and brushes his hair back. Slowly they kiss, a gentle, closed mouth kiss, then pull back, but only slightly. Todd looks at Téa, but Téa is looking down, not at him.