Sophia and Ben are at Crossroads, getting ready for the grand reopening when Sophia picks up the phone to call Viki about attending. Ben grabs the phone away from her, as she whines that she only wanted an "A" list of guests to attend.
At the same time, Viki is at home and picks up her newspaper to read the Crossroads' advertisement on the reopening. Just then, Kevin dashes in, asking her to look at something for Sunday's paper. Jess wanders into the room to tell her mom that her friend cancelled their shopping trip while Joey comes through the door, arms loaded with groceries. When Viki sees that the bags contain vitamins and high-fiber, low fat foods she immediately tells her children to knock it off. They're driving her crazy with all of their love and attention. It's nice but....she doesn't want them to put their lives on hold for her and will not give her cancer any more attention than it deserves. She wants to live with cancer, not suffer from it and will not be a martyr. The kids are silent momentarily, which causes Viki excitement and then Kevin begins to laugh. She wants them to act normally but Joey seems unable to accept any of it.
At the police station, Will tells Sam that he believes Bo has a lead from the info he obtained from Asa's computer, but Sam is irate over Will committing an illegal act. Will is just happy that Sam is acting like a father but Sam would like to celebrate a father/son moment at another time. Bo and Hank show up and admit that the lead didn't work out. The banker is in the Cayman Islands and doesn't have to come to Llanview to testify. Besides, if he's involved in shady activities, he would probably lie anyway. Sam suggests his son leave and calm down, while he'll stay to talk to the two men.
Hank tells Sam they have a strong case against Will but he offers to make a deal. Have Will plead to a lesser charge and though he would get 20 years, he'll settle for 5, the DA informs Sam. Of course Sam will not accept this because he's told his son that it's not a lost cause. Bo's afraid he'll gamble and lose but Sam says he will not let Asa win. Hank advises him that the deal is available for 24 hours. Bo thinks Sam should accept it but Sam says he wouldn't accept it for his own son if he were in his place. Bo says he's on Will's side and accuses the Rappaport-Davidson family of trying to take the law into their own hands. He suggests Sam talk the whole thing over with Nora but this opens up a whole new can of worms. Sam says it's all about Nora in the first place but Bo says it has nothing to do with her. The lawyer yells that it has everything to do with all of them but when Bo says their own individual problems are their own business, Sam informs him that there's been a problem since New Year's Eve.
Nora has a pretend conversation with Lindsay on her way up to the gallery to see her. She wants her to reveal her pregnancy and tries to figure out the best way to approach her. When she arrives, Lindsay is angry to see her and over the fact that Nora told Will about her wedding day statement to Bo, pretending to be pregnant. Nora tries to intervene to explain exactly what she told Will but Lindsay won't listen to her and orders her to leave.
Kelly shows up at the Buchanan mansion where she's greeted by Kevin. She tells him she's over him and he's the one who's alone now, not her. Joey reveals Viki's illness to her and though she's shocked, she tells Joey that she won't say a word to anyone. He informs her that Kevin didn't want her to know but Viki understood. Kelly soothes Joey and tells him they need to go out more and wants him to take her to lunch.
Sophia makes fun of Ben and his tablecloths and when he snaps at her, she remarks that she works for the two grouchiest men in Llanview, Ben and Bo. Ben becomes angry as she begins to compare the two men but just then Lindsay stops by with prints for the place. She requests water and crackers and when Sophia mentions oysters, she runs off to the ladies room. When she returns, Ben grabs his doctor kit and proceeds to check Lindsay over. Lindsay claims her symptoms just started but Sophia, nearby, remembers that the sickness was around several weeks ago. Ben sends her off to see to the guests. He discloses that Lindsay is pregnant and asks how far along she is. She denies it and he wonders if the baby is Bo's. She asks what difference it makes and just then Bo walks in.
Viki is waiting for Nora at her house and apologizes for her actions the last time they saw each other. Viki wants to help Nora out with her problem and Nora informs her that Lindsay is pregnant. She admits to hating Lindsay because she's having Bo's child and she's not. Viki asks her if she wants Bo or the child and Lindsay says neither because she has a child and loves Sam but Lindsay now has the life that Nora had always been dreaming about before. It wasn't Lindsay's dream. Viki can't give her advice but thinks Nora has already decided what to do. Nora thinks about it and agrees-she'll have to tell Bo.
Will stops by to visit Jessica and to tell her that the lead didn't work out. Jess has an "I told you so" attitude. This is his last chance, he says and his next stop will be Statesville. He apologizes over all that has happened, especially for hurting her for love and admits he should get life. As he turns to leave, Jess says maybe something will be figured out but Will admits that if he were on the jury, he'd find him guilty. Maybe they'll meet later in the evening at Crossroads.
Viki arrives home just as Joey and Kelly leave for lunch. Kevin stands nearby, looking on as Kelly gives Viki a hug and offers her silence and help. He's happy for them, he tells his mom, after they leave. He asks Viki out but she declines, telling him "he's doing it again." He goes upstairs, she picks up the paper to read about Crossroads again and after the cleaner delivers some of her clothes, she decides to go there one more time.
Nora is now having a fake conversation with Bo. Just as Sam walks in behind her, she is pretending to tell Bo there's something she has to tell him.
Sam walks in to find Nora (played by Felicity LaFortune - remember Laurel Dillon from All My Children?) rehearsing a speech she wants to say to Bo (apparently about Lindsay's pregnancy). Sam slams the door and Nora immediately tells Sam it's not what he thinks it is - about her and Bo in any romantic sense. He tells her it's alright; he came to see Matthew and to tell her about the new development in Will's case.
Bo sees Lindsay at Cross Roads and asks if she's okay. Lindsay and Ben say yes. Bo wants to know why the doctor's bag is on the bar and Ben says Sophie wanted to play doctor. Bo says he doesn't think it's a good idea for Sophie to pick up extra hours working at the bar. Bo wants to talk with Ben, but says he didn't expect Lindsay to be there and she told him she brought pictures that Ben had ordered for the opening of Cross Roads. Bo told Ben that even though Ben and Max told a similar story at the hospital, it doesn't mean it's true. Ben said if he didn't believe it, that was his problem. Bo told Ben to stay away from Asa and that things weren't looking good for Will and if Will ended up in prison, he didn't want any trouble from Ben.
Skye goes in to see Asa and tells him she broke up Max's and Blair's marriage. She told him Max is crazy about her and that Blair saw everything and that she's probably packing her bags. She said Blair would be out of his house and life for good. Blair is dressed very sexy and lighting candles, spraying perfume and throwing rose petals on the bed and Max enters the room and wonders if he forgot his birthday or something. Blair kisses him.
Asa smiles with what Skye tells him and Renee comes in and takes Skye outside and fusses at her about telling Asa "pie-in-the-sky mind rot." Renee tells Skye that Max could never fall in love with the likes of her - "a scheming she-dog with her tail tucked between her legs, whimpering for attention because that's the only way she can get a man." Skye says Max loves her and that Renee will be her mother-in-law soon and Renee says that's a lie. Skye tells Renee that Blair heard and saw what went on between she and Max and that Max is probably dealing with Blair right now because she's probably distraught.
Max and Blair are drinking Asa's fine champagne and Max wants to know why Blair is dressed so sexy. Blair asks Max is there anything wrong with a loving wife surprising her faithful, adoring husband with much deserved attention and romance. Max says if there was he didn't want to know about it and Blair said she owed it to him. She confessed to wishing Asa dead and that she didn't help Max any and it was wrong. She said she's supposed to stand by her man and trust him and she does. She wants Max to love her and trust her too.
Nora is upset with what Sam told her about the deal they offered Will - five years in prison for embezzlement and that Asa set him up. Sam says he told them to "take the deal and shove it." Nora says that was the right thing. Sam thanks Nora for caring and being outraged. Nora says it's just a rotten deal and that Sam doesn't deserve to watch Will go to prison. Nora tells Sam he was never her second choice.
Ben tells Bo he doesn't care about Asa. Bo and Ben go at it about Asa and Bo wants to know exactly what went on in the tack room and Ben tells him to "go to hell."
Sam tells Nora they don't have to talk about their feelings and Nora says yes, they have to. She proceeds to tell Sam how she could pick his voice from a crowd and she felt safe with him and he knows her better than she knows herself and that's why she fell in love with him and she knows it cost him. She's trying to fix it and Sam says he wishes her luck.
Ben tells Bo he pushes people around when he doesn't get what he want. Bo says it sound likes Ben's talking about himself. Lindsay asks to speak to Bo alone. Skye comes into Cross Roads and speaks to Ben. Skye tells Ben she will keep his secret and Ben asks her if she's still threatening Max and tells her she should try to see if a man wants her for herself and not because she has something on him. She says she likes being bad and likes it better with Max than without him. She tells Ben she's glad he decided not to be a Buchanan because now she gets to marry one.
Max tells Blair her speech was right from the heart. She told him it was one of the hardest things she had to do, but it was worth it. Blair starts to kiss him and Renee bursts through the door and asks to speak to Max in private. Blair seethes. Renee tells Max that Blair knows. Max says it's under control, he has a plan. Renee says Blair knows everything. Max says he'll know if Blair is up to something. Blair wants to know what Renee wanted, Max says nothing. He proceeds to kiss Blair and says that Renee told him Blair is out to get him and is it true.
Nora goes to Bo's office and starts to write him a note to call her. Hank comes into the office and wants to know what she's up to. He questions her about what she wants with Bo. He says it's not a good idea to leave a note for him and he tells her Bo's not doing so great and that she should think twice before she leaves it.
Bo tells Lindsay the deal is on the table for 24 hours for Will. Bo says the evidence is strong against Will and if convicted he could get 15-20 years in prison. Bo tells Lindsay to talk to Sam and then tells her to take care.
Joey and Kelly are sitting in Cross Roads and Joey is in a mood about his mother and Kelly reassures him that Viki will be alright. Joey says Ben doesn't know about Viki's illness and Kelly says she'll beat the disease. They kiss. Sophie asks Kelly if she can get her a drink after Joey leaves to get drinks. Kevin comes into the bar. Kevin and Kelly make eye-contact. Kevin leaves. Joey comes back to the table and Sophie tells Joey that she and Kelly were talking and Kelly said she'd forgive Sophie for making up all those lies about Kelly and Kevin. Joey is surprised and says he'll forgive her too. Kelly makes an excuse to leave the bar and goes outside. Lindsay asks Ben if he told Skye about the pregnancy and thanked him for not telling Bo. Sam comes into Cross Roads. Lindsay tells Sam she's scared about Will.
Nora tells Hank it's not like when she disrupted the wedding and then told Bo she had feelings for him. Hank tells Nora that she speaks first and then thinks later and what she's doing to Bo is not fair. She says the note won't hurt him and he'd want to know. Hank tells her it better be something he needs to know.
Blair asks Max why would she be out to get him. Blair lies about speaking to Skye. Max tells Blair what Renee told him about leaving Blair for Skye. He asks her again. Blair says if she did talk to Skye, she wouldn't believe her. Blair throws Max off by kissing him and telling him she loves, needs and wants him.
Kelly goes after Kevin and he tells her to go back inside. Kevin tells her he doesn't have feelings for her and she tells him to look in her eyes and say it and he admits it's a lie.
Renee tells Asa she's worried about Max. She told him it's Blair. Asa said he was going to take care of Ben for life. Renee wants to know what he means. Ben asks Skye why she wants to be a part of the Buchanan family. Sam asks Lindsay if she's sure she doesn't want to tell Bo about the baby and she says she's positive.
Nora is still in Bo's office trying to leave the note and opens the door and Bo is standing there. Blair and Max made love. Max tells Blair he trusts her and then he starts to get dizzy. He asks Blair what did she do to him and then he passes out.
Nora runs into Bo at the precinct. She tells him she needs to share a secret that could change his life in a good way, but he doesn't want to hear it. Bo believes Nora just wants to talk about her "feelings" for him and getting back together. Bo says he is just happy being alone right now. Nora, infuriated by his arrogance, storms out telling him it serves him right if he never knows the truth. When she finds Sam at home sharing a tender moment with Matthew, she reconsiders her decision.
At the Crossroads, Will tells his parents he is considering taking the plea bargain of five years at Stateville that Hank is offering. However, Lindsay and Sam convince him to have his day in court. Viki and Ben talk and share an intimate dance. Viki breaks away in tears and tells Ben it was a mistake to come. Ben responds by saying it will never be over between them. Sophia sees Kelly and Kevin putting an end to their feelings, but mistakes it as another indiscretion on their part.
A groggy Max wakes up in Asa's tack room naked and strapped down. Blair is standing over him in doctor scrubs with a drill in her hand. She threatens to fix Max's "brain damage" once and for all. Finally he admits to the affair with Skye and for lying to Blair. Enraged, Blair screams that he had turned her love into utter hate, and pulls a gun on him!
Bo stops by and makes Asa laugh with a joke about his nurse being "on work release from Statesville" but is more serious when Asa asks him to "show loyalty to this family." Bo asks if Asa wants him to prove he is loyal by murdering Ben; he explains that he heard the earlier conversation with Max and that "nobody will kill anybody." Asa starts in again about Ben trying to kill Max and how his dream was "a real thing...a warning...proof to me and Max" of Ben's threat to Max; but Bo wonders if Asa hasn't noticed that Max is just a "yes-man." Bo wants his father to know "for the record, I love you, too" and that he hated that he almost died because they wouldn't have the chance to be father and son again but then Asa challenges Bo to show him "that you can be the son that you're supposed to be." Bo, of course, just wants the "feud" to end but Asa "ain't gonna rest until I talk about Benjy in the past tense" which causes Bo to blow up at Asa: "I'm not your enemy...I don't want to fight anymore...I want peace, in town and at home...but if I can't be your son, don't make me your jailer." Asa reminds Bo that he "lied along with Nora to turn some Rappaport into one of us so you'd have a kid to keep the Buchanan name..." but thinks it may be better now because "at least you'll never know how it feels when your own son turns his back on you."
Will brings Lindsay to the ER because of "stomach cramps" but, out of Will's earshot, she explains that she is 10 weeks pregnant and has been "spotting today." When the doctor begins an ultrasound test, Lindsay is frantic that "no matter what, I can't lose this baby...it has to be fine..." but refuses to "involve the father" because she is "having the baby on my own." When the doctor confirms that Lindsay hasn't miscarried and prints out the heartbeat scan for her, Lindsay is thrilled and promises to follow her orders of bed rest. However, Will doesn't play along with Lindsay's explanation of "indigestion" and spills that he "knew before we came here...and someone else is in on the secret...Nora knows, too." Lindsay accuses Nora of "setting Will up to spy" and fears that "she is gonna use this to hurt me" but Will thinks that "Bo deserves to know...she just wanted to help...she'll handle it if you get together...she wasn't on one of her crusades...she was different..." But when Will confirms that he thinks Nora "might" tell Bo, Lindsay panics and demands that Will "take me to Bo's right now."
Nora and Sam's House
Sam asks Nora "what is it that you don't want to tell me but you have to?" Looking at Sam holding Matthew, Nora tells him that "Matthew made our love tangible and made it grow...no matter what happens between us, we'll always love the part of each other that's in Matthew...I realized how close we came to depriving you of your son..." Sam explains that he "thought I could do it...but I hadn't met Matthew yet...I don't think I could have lived knowing that my son wasn't being raised by his father." Sam agrees with Nora when she asks, "It's really important for a father to know his son, isn't it?" but misinterprets and thinks she is trying to tell him something about Matthew. When Nora assures him she isn't keeping anything about Matthew from him, Sam then attributes her "strange mood" to something about Bo and doesn't "want to talk about anything that is none of my business" which makes Nora "very sad." Sam apologizes and confirms that "if there's anything you have to tell me or want to tell me, I am here for you." They have a discussion about always wanting to make their kids feel safe and protected but Nora thinks all they can do is "give them roots and wings...there are no guarantees...just keep doing the best we can." Sam "knows a loophole" and promises Matthew that he can "guarantee that both his mother and father will love him until the end of time...because every child deserves to be loved by both his parents." Nora agrees with this and gets that guilty/wistful look again.
Later, Jared stops by to inform Sam and Nora that he told Hank everything and took a voluntary leave; he apologizes for letting "a lot of people down." Sam concurs with Jared that the "truth always catches up to you in one way or another" which causes Nora to ask Sam to babysit for Matthew because she has "an errand I have to run." After she leaves, Sam thanks Jared for putting in a good word with Hank to lighten up on Will but explains that he turned down the offer because he will not have his son "admit to committing a crime he did not commit." While he has "no intentions to compromise the D.A.'s case" Jared suggests to Sam that he "remember Ohio v. Watson." Sam thanks Jared for the suggestion and tells him to "hang tough." After Jared leaves, Sam recalls what Nora said to him about fathers and sons and realizes what Nora's "errand" is; he immediately leaves an urgent message for Lindsay.
Asa's Tack Room
Blair is standing over a strapped down, naked Max; holding a gun to his head, she wants to know if he is trying to "sweet talk good old Blair one more time" but Max declares that he is "deeply, passionately in love" with her. Blair wonders "what's a little phony passion to a man who could fake brain damage?" and accuses Max of selling her out. "You had pure gold right in your hands...somebody who loved you more than anything...you threw it away like trash...you knew Skye was no threat to us." Max surprises Blair with the fact that Skye had the "one piece of evidence that could bury us" - the original birth certificate - so he had to "make a split second decision and it worked..." until he "told her I love you and not her...she ran to Ben...but Ben hates Asa so much...he wants me to stay Asa's son." Max thinks Ben will confirm this to Blair if she agrees to keep his secret and wants Blair to believe he "did it for you...I hated every second I had to spend with that neurotic loser..." Blair accuses Max of enjoying feeling like a "real macho man" by keeping two women "satisfied" but Max dismisses it as a "nightmare" he couldn't escape because of his fear of Blair's reaction. Blair breathes fire as she declares, "Maybe I could have forgiven you...maybe we could have worked it out...but I had to hear it from Skye...how you laughed at my expense...how great the sex was...not anymore." Max begs Blair not to pull the trigger because that would take away "any chance for the dreams we had...for us and our children..." but Blair declares that Max "killed that dream." Max then tells Blair to "do whatever you have to do...if I die, know I died loving you...and only you...I was wrong...I love you...we can still work this out." Blair kisses Max, turns and leaves the tack room.
Ben tells Viki he thought she was giving him another chance and professes that "being without you is like dying a slow death...I'm not the same man who walked out on you..." While Viki believes that Ben is "fighting very hard not to be that man" she wants him to understand that "the future is a very uncertain place." Ben declares that "we can face it together...we're alive...we have a lot of years to do it right...I love you...let's end this future of not being together, marry me - tomorrow." When Viki answers, "I can't marry you tomorrow," Ben begs her not to turn him down. "We can make this happen...we'll go back to Florida...we'll dress for dinner...we'll dine like royalty...we'll go dancing, close and slow...we'll lie on the beach in the moonlight...and make love until dawn...I want to hold you again...I feel you with me all the time...when I close my eyes I can feel the touch of your skin...I ache to touch you again..." But what Viki is hearing over Ben's speech are the echoing words of her doctor about "modified radical mastectomy" and "chemotherapy if the cancer has spread to the lymph system." Viki passionately kisses Ben; when she pulls away, he declares that "the past is behind us now...the pain, loss, anger are all gone...we have everything ahead...our love, our good health...we'll have a beautiful life together...we'll grow old together just like we planned." But Viki breaks the spell by declaring, "I can't make this any easier for either of us...it's a beautiful fairy tale and it can't come true." Viki turns and walks away from Ben.
Bo comes in and turns the Beach Boys on the stereo while he checks the mail. There is a postcard from Clint saying he's been "keeping regular tabs on Pa...he tells me Nora's free again..." which Bo tosses aside, and an envelope containing several snapshots from his almost-wedding to Lindsay which Bo looks at (while the Beach Boys sing "wouldn't it be nice?...") before tossing on the desk as he puts on his coat and leaves the apartment but doesn't close the door behind him. Later, Nora comes to the apartment and is confused that the door is open but Bo doesn't answer when she calls his name. She hesitates but decides to enter the apartment, takes off her coat and observes the photos on Bo's desk. Bo comes back carrying a pizza box and sees Nora looking at the pictures.
The first scene begins with Max tied up in the tack room calling out for Blair to release him (still tied with straps to the table)...
Blair is at the main house taking a drink when Skye walks in and tells her to get on with her life and face the fact that Max loves her (Skye). She said when Ben split with her she drank to try to forget Ben. Shen then told Blair Max has moved on and that she and Max really love each other and not to stand in their way. At this time, Blair pulled a gun out at Skye.
Viki is in her kitchen making lasagna and freezing it when Jessica walks in and asks her mom what she was cooking at 9pm? She said she was going to the clinic tomorrow and she did not want to worry about her not having food while she was gone. She felt better preparing food for Jessica.
Sam keeps calling Lindsay on the phone, leaving messages for her to call him ASAP. Ben walks into Nora's house where Sam is baby sitting and Ben says he was hungry and wanted to see his brother.
Nora, at Bo's room, is looking at his wedding photos of he and Lindsay when he walks in with a pizza and sees Nora. He turns around and walks out as she keeps calling his name. While passing in his hall, Lindsay approaches Bo asking if Nora told him anything and he keeps walking. Lindsay enters Bo's to find Nora and the two go at it. Lindsay insisting Nora told him and Nora claiming she did not tell him anything yet.
At Rodi's, R.J. is ribbing Antonio about his life and John steps in and warns R.J. to watch himself or to leave and keep going over the state line. John and R.J. go head to head when Bo steps in and tells R.J. that today is not the day to press him.
Antonio is telling Cristian that Roseanne's attorney has stopped the annulment when she shows up and tells him he is married to her. He says he is in love with another. She tells them she is rich now and they don't know what she has planned.
Asa's butler goes to the tack room and thinks that Max and Blair are having sex games because he was all tied up and started to leave, but Max convinced him to release him.
Sam and Ben talk about the witness in the Cayman Islands and Ben gets that gleam in his eye and Sam reminds him that kidnapping is against the law.
Blair is still holding the gun on Skye when Max walks in and takes it from her. Blair says "trying to save your girlfriend?" and he says "I love you", as Skye looks on in shock. Max tells Blair that Skye means nothing to him and never did and he wants to go upstairs and talk to her. Blair leaves. Skye says what is going on Max, you love me...
Lindsay and Nora are still talking about the baby and Nora insists if she did not break up the wedding, Bo would know about the baby right now, so she does feel responsible. She tells Nora she is twisted, having her son spy on her, and he is out in the car feeling bad right now. Lindsay also tells Nora she is leaving town and going far away from Bo and his family. (also saying that Asa will want control of her baby). Nora tells her she can't do that and if she does not tell Bo about the baby, that she will tell him.
Viki and Jess having a female talk about exams and she advised her to have regular checkups once she hits 30.
R.J., in a nasty mood and having had had a few too many drinks, is still at Rodi's harassing Bo and announcing to the crowd in the bar what a joke and loser he is. His wife goes to bed with another and he was going to marry his brother's former wife. And that Bo is a soft touch for a piece of --- when Bo slugged him and kept on hitting him till others pulled Bo off.
Cristian comes to Jessica's kitchen door with a gift of a bracelet that says "Megan" and she allows him to put in on her and says that she loves it, as Viki watched. He wanted to know if she could go somewhere with him and talk and she said she was kind of busy with her mom (once she thought of Viki's illness) that she would go talk to him another time. They were very nice to each other and he then left. Viki and Jess hug...
Antonio, still at Rodi's, hands Rosanne a beer and says "don't worry, it's not drugged." He further tells her to let Cristian go, he loves and always has loved another. And Rosanne says, are you and Andy moving on like you want me to do?
Ben and Sam are eating Chinese food when Ben goes to make a call. At this time, Blair walks in and tells Sam she wants him to represent her in a divorce suit and she wants to expose Max for the fraud that he is. Ben walks back in the room and is standing there with a worried look on his face.
Max, taking a drink, tells Skye that he never really loved her, he does not even like her, that he only used her and he loves and always has loved Blair.
Lindsay and Nora are still arguing at Bo's. Lindsay begins to throw things in the room after seeing her wedding photos and telling Nora she hates her. She starts to walk fast around the room, still destroying anything in her path, then grabs her stomach and kind of goes to the ground holding her stomach and Nora is trying to stop her from hurting herself or the baby.