Joey leads Al's funeral service at St. James. Marcie sees a vision of Al and encourages the mourners to celebrate his life. Evangeline finds R.J. at his private burial for Keri. R.J. rejects Evangeline's sympathy. Evangeline encounters Antonio and suggests he try to find Keri's real killer in order to clear his name. Antonio cuts Evangeline off when she theorizes that R.J. may have accidentally been responsible for Keri's death. Antonio and R.J. later come face to face at Keri's grave. As they celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Matthew confesses to Nora that he tried to get her and Bo back together with Starr's help. River and Adriana spend time together when Carlotta plans a hasty trip out of town. River and Adriana are on the verge of making love when Carlotta changes her plans and heads back home. Flash and Riley are besieged by Midnight Logic fans.
Lindsay has no idea her luncheon companion is a John, and that's no reference to his Cristian name! Rex's snafu leaves him awkwardly stuck with Karen, the real hooker peeved over stolen business. Nearby, David Vickers observes discreetly over the crease of his newspaper. Doesn't take long for Linds to discover her "date" has inappropriate intentions. David races to her rescue with respectful compliments that leave her beaming. He makes a suave replacement to dine with and offers a business proposal: he wants to buy part of her gallery.
Just as River, prone over Adriana in her lacy underwear, rips open the condom rapper, Carlotta enters her bedroom and screams in Spanish. She kicks him out and orders the young girl, "Pack!" She's going home to Puerto Rico.
Kelly and Blair compare notes on the virtues of motherhood and the questionable ethics of David Vickers. Blair drops the bombshell of Walker's proposal, but cuts things short to go see Max. Kelly catches up with Kevin later in the day and is delighted that he's already made an appointment with an adoption lawyer.
Alone together at Keri's grave, R.J. and Antonio come face to face. Antonio maintains his innocence, but R.J. is looking forward to seeing a lethal needle stuck in his arm. Remarkably, their encounter does not come to fisticuffs. As restrained as possible, R.J. shreds the flowers Antonio has laid down in sympathy and storms off. Antonio leaves in search of Jessica. He finds her at the Banner where she has interrupted Kevin's Banner meeting to beg her brother not to endorse Colson for DA in The Banner. Antonio insists on no special treatment. Viki arrives in time to break up her kids squabble and console Gabrielle. Kevin generously gives the stylish grieving mother "all the time [she] wants" for Al's burial in Argentina. She collapses crying and Viki picks up the pieces with a supportive hug. As mothers who have both lost children, they now share a special bond. Viki drives her to Crossroads where many have gathered after Al's service. Bo and Marci commiserate at the bar with Natalie. In his own way, Asa attempts consolation to Max by searching for someone to blame: the doctor, the hospital, anyone. But Max has accepted the loss. So Asa orders up a whole bottle of bourbon. Bo introduces Marci to his dad. Asa recalls the peace sign incident at the university and applauds her for her "grit." Blair arrives and her rocky past with her ex is meaningless in the face of this tragedy. She and Max are still great friends. Of Walker's marriage proposal, Max advises, "Listen to your heart."
Walker wanders around Angel Square alone, snacking on a hot dog and talking to the statue of Luna. He smears her lips with a gloss of ketchup and tries to convince himself that Blair will marry him. Blair calls him, cell to cell. She's made a decision. They meet at Dorian's. She gently answers, "You're a wonderful man, but I'm in love with somebody else. I can't marry you, Walker. I'm still in love with Todd."
Antonio returns to Keri's grave where he finds his mother weeping on her knees. Antonio declares that he will "find the real killer." Carlotta somberly confesses, "You already have. Me. I killed Keri."
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When Blair advises Walker that she can't marry him because she's still in love with Todd, he
loses his temper and reminds her that Todd is dead. Maybe it's Kevin she really wants, he
suggests. She can flirt with him and be safe. Todd ruined her life and that of her family, he
yells, storming out. When Blair decides to go after him and opens the door, she encounters
Asa, who's come to warn her to stop "bird-dogging his family." She'd better leave Kevin and
his career alone or he'll make her life miserable, he continues. Blair doesn't take his
threats seriously and turns the tables instead. She tells him he's just a lonely nobody,
living his life vicariously through his grandson. Asa believes her to be in love with Kevin
and to be a way sorrier person than him, but she retorts that if she wanted Kevin, she'd have
him. She tosses him out and breaks the news of her marriage refusal to Starr who heard the
ruckus. When Starr becomes upset, Blair becomes suspicious. The little girl tries to convince her mom to marry Walker as it's no problem that she still loves
Todd. Walker has a secret and if she knew what it was, she'd love him, the girl says in hushed
Thursday, October 2, 2003
by Marci Clark
Carlotta gets Dorian to help her in getting Adriana out of town. Daniel considers charging Carlotta with making a false statement. When Nora and Bo object, he points out that she must think Antonio is guilty.
Friday, October 3, 2003
by Marci Clark
Renee agrees to keep Bernie at the Palace until Jessica and Antonio can arrive to question him, despite R.J.'s objections. Before he can be questioned, Bernie receives a note from R.J. and disappears. Finding out that Bernie went to Atlantic City, Antonio takes the chance of breaking his terms of bail. After getting Bernie back to Llanview, Antonio tries to convince him to tell the police what he saw. Later, he tells them that he saw R.J. take a letter out of Keri's pocket after she threw herself from the balcony.
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