In the Kentucky hospital, Stacy opened her eyes and quietly called out Rex's name. Stacy then whispered to Rex, "Don't give up." Shortly after Stacy gasped for someone to help her and pushed the button on her beeper, a nurse ran in and discovered that Stacy was awake. As Stacy continued to call out for Rex, the nurse ran to get help. A doctor shone a light in Stacy's eyes and asked if Stacy remembered what had happened to her.
At the Spotted Pony in Kentucky, Rama found Kim and demanded that Kim give Rama's money back to her. Rama noticed that Kim had used Rama's money to buy Kim's new...everything. Rama claimed that Kim was not safe from Rama, because she would be collecting with interest. When Rama stressed that Kim could no longer con her, Kim insisted that she had been setting money aside from her earnings at the Spotted Pony to pay Rama back. Kim then announced that she was about to become a very rich woman.
When Cutter walked in, Kim asked him to verify that she would be rich, but Cutter denied knowing about it and instead, called in the police officers to arrest Kim. After Kim feared that she was being arrested for the handicap sticker on her car, Cutter and Rama declared that they had shown the cops the evidence that Kim was a killer, as Rama showed Kim the picture of the dead man at the Spotted Pony. Kim denied that she had killed the man and cried that Rama had faked the picture.
Rama exclaimed that she and Cutter could not live with themselves knowing what Kim had done. Cutter declared that justice had to be done but then asked that the cops be gentle with Kim, since she was his sister. When Kim tried to run, Rama grabbed at Kim and jerked off some of Kim's extensions. Rama then laughed and asked Kim if there was any part of her that was real. Kim punched Rama in the face, and the two girls wrestled, as the cops tried to pull them apart.
The officers handcuffed Kim, and after Rama left the room, Cutter told Kim that he had needed to make sure that Rama did not turn against him too. Once she questioned what would happen to Stacy without her, Kim stated that Stacy was Cutter's responsibility. After the cops carted Kim off, Cutter decided to check on Stacy, one time only. When he got to her room, Cutter found Stacy awake and visibly afraid.
At the Buchanan mansion, Rex expressed shock to Natalie that he had needed to see Shane with a gun in his hand for Rex to wake up. Rex was only glad that Gigi had not seen it. Rex told Natalie that he believed that Gigi had meant in her messages for Rex not to give up on his son. Rex felt that when Gigi had told him not to give up, Gigi had meant that Rex should make Shane his number one priority.
After Rex asked Natalie about her wedding, Natalie claimed that the ceremony would be the stamp that would make her family official. Rex acknowledged that Gigi had felt the same way, just before she died, but then Rex had realized that he needed to get past all of that for Rex, Shane, and Natalie. Later, after Natalie left, Roxy stormed in and screamed to see Echo, so they could talk about the document. Rex walked in and asked, "What document?"
Roxy lied and insisted that she had a business document, due to Echo's complaint about a dye job, and that Roxy wanted Echo to sign it, before Echo "flipped her lid." Rex commented that Roxy's document was a release form. Rex then revealed that Roxy had just missed Natalie and remarked that he and Roxy should be throwing Brody and Natalie an engagement party, since they had just become engaged. After Roxy learned that Brody had given Natalie an engagement ring, Roxy cried, "What about John?"
Roxy was upset that Natalie was engaged to Brody, instead of John, because Roxy vowed that Natalie loved John. Roxy then stunned Rex and revealed that John had declared that he still loved Natalie, and that was "L-U-V, love." After Roxy insisted that John had spilled his guts at Rodi's, Rex indicated that Natalie had not mentioned it. Roxy then realized that Natalie had been at Rodi's that night but had left before John had admitted his feelings.
Roxy tried to rush out to deliver the truth to Natalie, but Rex stopped her and claimed that it was up to John to tell Natalie the truth. Roxy exclaimed that John's pride was stopping him from telling Natalie himself. Rex declared that he was trying "to let Gigi go," and Natalie was trying "to let John go," so he pleaded with Roxy to let Natalie be happy.
At the Manning estate, Dani and Nate watch the movie, The Manchurian Candidate, and ate popcorn. When Nate saw that Dani was disturbed, he stopped the movie. Dani admitted that the movie had hit a little close to home, because the guy was trying to get his life together, and his psycho mother treated the guy like a puppet. At the end of the movie, after Nate pointed out that the crazy mother had not won, Dani just wished that the brainwashed guy had lived.
Dani believed that after everything that had happened to the guy, he had deserved to finally be happy. Dani then thanked Nate for remembering her birthday, and Nate stressed that Dani's mother would remember it too. When Dani mentioned that she would have to pick out the movie next time, Nate had a glimmer of hope that he would get a second chance. After Dani reminded Nate that he had lied about many things, Nate pleaded for the chance to prove that he could be the guy that she wanted him to be.
When Nate begged Dani to give him another shot, Dani said, "I can't be your girlfriend...not without going on a date first. Listen to me. I'm willing to take this slow and...and see what happens, okay?" Nate noted that Dani had said slow, and he agreed that slow was good. As they said goodbye, Dani and Nate agreed to see each other "next time." After Nate walked out the door, Dani drew in a sigh of relief, and Nate held up his hands in prayer and thanks.
In Bo's office at the police station, Téa announced to Bo that Todd was willing to turn himself in on the condition that Bo drop Victor's murder charge. However, Bo believed that Todd's negotiating position was non-existent. Téa maintained that her request was reasonable, and she stressed that Todd would turn himself in, once the murder charge was dropped.
Téa pointed out that Jack's eyewitness account of Victor's murder had been shot, thanks to Shane, but Bo reminded Téa that Todd still had a motive. Bo revealed that Shaun could potentially have proof that Todd had killed Victor, which was a voicemail of the night of Victor's murder. When Téa realized that Victor's voice was on the recording, she asked to hear the voicemail.
Bo reminded Téa that there was a transcript of the recording, but Téa wished to hear Victor's voice one last time. However, Bo questioned if Téa really wanted her last memory of Victor to be the way that he had died. Bo handed Téa the tape recorder and walked out of his office. Téa listened to Victor's last words and then heard the gunshot that had killed her husband.
When Bo returned to the room, Téa thanked him. After Bo asked if she felt any better, Téa replied, "I will be, once the murder charge is dropped. Because whoever Victor was talking to that night, it wasn't Todd." Bo reminded Téa that Todd still had an escape charge hanging over his head, and Téa claimed that Todd would face that charge, as long as the murder charge was dropped. Bo feared that Téa was putting her faith in the wrong person.
In the lobby at the police station, Shaun had more information about Victor's murder that he wanted to give John first. John revealed that Jack had overheard Shaun and Starr talking about the voicemail of Victor's murder. Shaun hated that he had been played. Shaun then revealed that he had run into Vimal, and that he believed that Vimal knew something about the night of Victor's murder. Shaun announced that Vimal had informed him that a nine-millimeter gun had been used in Victor's murder, which was the standard issue for the police department.
After Shaun left, Brody walked into the lobby, and John revealed that Shaun had just given him a tip. John asked Brody about the conflict between Brody and Vimal earlier that day. John then stated that Vimal believed that a cop might have killed Victor Lord. John felt that they should clear everyone's weapon on the force, starting with Brody's. Brody hesitated on handing his gun over for testing and asked if John was doing it for payback, because Natalie and Brody were a couple.
John insisted that testing the guns was police business and requested that Brody comply with the order to surrender his weapon, just as Natalie walked in. Brody announced to Natalie that John wanted to test the police officers' guns, as part of the investigation into Victor's death. Brody then threw his gun down and demanded that John test it. John told Brody to relax, and he then insisted that he had to be thorough, or some "shluppy defense attorney" could find out, and he could kiss a conviction goodbye.
Brody was still angry that Vimal had said anything and insisted that Vimal had not confronted Brody about killing Victor Lord. Natalie walked in with the test results on Brody's gun and flung it into John's face. Natalie then announced that Brody's gun had not been used to kill Victor, and that Brody was innocent.
When John revealed to Natalie that someone had made a statement that stated that Victor's killer could be a police officer, Natalie mistakenly believed it had been Victor's secretary. When John asked Natalie about the secretary, she said that Victor's secretary had stopped by. Natalie added that she had not thought that the secretary's statement was relevant, however, Brody explained that the secretary had overheard Brody threaten Victor.
John commented to Natalie, "Well, I can see how you would find that irrelevant." John then walked over to Brody and said, "You know, Brody, you don't usually threaten to kill a man without provocation. So, what did Victor do? Had he threatened to hurt your family?"
At Viki's cottage, Todd wondered who had killed his twin brother and pondered that he and Victor should have had a spooky connection as twins, when Todd suddenly heard the squeak of a door connecting to the next room. Irene popped her head around the door and claimed that she knew that Todd had missed her. Todd cried that he had shot Irene dead, and that she was all in his head.
Todd informed Irene that he had live people to help him after Irene had framed him for Victor's murder. However, Irene stated that while Todd would not be sentenced to prison, he would not just get to walk away. Irene warned, "A guilty man never escapes...not really." Todd feared that Irene was his conscience, although he believed that his conscience was clear of his mother's murder. Todd also believed his conscience was clear of Victor's murder, since he did not believe that he had killed Victor. Irene asked Todd to think back to that night.
Todd remembered that he stood in the rain, and that he had held a gun in his hand at the Manning estate the night of the murder. Irene gave her version of the night and began to convince Todd of the events leading up to the murder. Todd then remembered that he had found the front door locked. When Irene kept questioning Todd, he remembered that he had spotted the keys on the ground and had opened the front door of the estate. Irene then pushed Todd to remember what had happened next.
Todd lay on the floor cowering and yelled that none of it was real. Irene responded, "What you did to Victor...that was real. And I understand why. He took everything...your home, your family, you identity. You had to get it back." Todd remembered that he had returned to his office at the Sun earlier that day and had told Victor that he had wanted his life back.
Todd then pictured himself in the mansion, shooting Victor and screaming, "You take my life, Victor. I take yours." Todd cried on the floor, as Irene petted his head. Todd pointed out that no evidence put him at the scene of the crime and then recalled that he had thrown the keys down. Todd wondered how he could not have remembered killing his own brother and then believed that Irene had forced him to kill Victor.
When Todd denied that he had killed Victor, Irene stated that force of habit had caused Todd to block it out of his mind. Irene then reminded Todd that he was the son of Victor Lord, and that he should not forget it, because nobody else would. Todd then threw a vase at the spot where Irene stood. The vase shattered, but no one was there. Later, Téa walked in and cried, "I have great news...Todd? Todd...Todd!" Téa found Todd on the floor among the shattered pieces of the broken vase.
As Cutter looked on from the doorway, the doctor asked the woman who looked like Gigi a series of questions, but only got confusion from the woman. She wanted to know where she was, to which the doctor replied that she was in Anchorage, Kentucky. She wanted to know why she was there, and said that she didn't belong there. The doctor wondered where the woman thought she belonged, but the woman only tried to get up out of bed.
The doctor finally told the woman that she'd been in an accident, and had been in a coma. The woman didn't remember anything. The nurse asked Cutter where Kim was, because a familiar face could help the woman. Cutter told her that Kim had been "detained." The doctor announced that it was a miracle for the woman to be awake, and walked out of the room. In passing, the doctor told Cutter that the woman was in good shape physically, but it was too early to tell if she'd get her memory back.
Cutter entered the room, and the woman begged for help. She wondered if she was supposed to know who he was. She begged him to tell her who she was. "Does the name 'Morasco' ring any bells?" he asked. She was distressed that she couldn't remember her own name, so she asked what had happened to her. Cutter replied that it was complicated, but the woman demanded answers. Cutter finally told her that she'd been stuck in a room with a carbon monoxide leak.
Cutter continued that her sister had been there with her. The woman was happy to learn that she had a sister, and asked Cutter to call her. He reluctantly confessed that her sister had died. She started screaming that she wanted to know who she was, and where she was. The doctor ran into the room, scolding Cutter about not keeping the woman calm. The nurse entered with a syringe to sedate the woman, and the women fell unconscious.
The doctor instructed Cutter to let the woman sleep, and to keep her calm if she woke up. The doctor and nurse left, and Cutter closed the door behind them. Cutter thought that getting stuck in the hospital room was karma for having Kim arrested. He told the woman to remember who she was the next time she woke up, because he had a fortune to obtain.
Rex entered Capricorn, and Aubrey asked if she could help him. He wanted to talk to Blair about "our sons," but Aubrey promised to give the absent Blair the message. Suddenly, Aubrey blurted out an apology for ratting Rex out to Bo. She explained to a confused Rex about finding the gun, and Cutter lying about it. "What a guy," Rex commented, but Aubrey assured Rex that she'd broken up with Cutter for the final time. Aubrey observed that the first time they'd broken up had also been about Rex.
Aubrey explained that Cutter had wanted her to make a move on Rex right after Gigi had died, but she hadn't been able to. She continued that she'd gone straight, but Cutter had broken his promise to. She wanted to change the subject, because she knew that Rex had it harder than Aubrey. Rex told her that they both had needed to let go of people. He admitted that he'd been seeing and hearing Gigi, and he'd been obsessed with figuring out the message she'd been trying to send him. He knew that he had to focus on the living instead of the dead, especially his son.
Rex had decided to throw Natalie and Brody an engagement party, because Natalie had always been there for him. However, he dreaded Echo and Roxy's involvement. "Maybe I can help," Aubrey suggested. Rex balked, so Aubrey took back her suggestion, and assured him that she wouldn't trust herself either. She knew that she was lucky that anyone talked to her after what had happened with Joey, and stated that, "once a con, always a con." "If that's true, say hello to a fellow scam artist," Rex told her.
Rex explained that he'd originally landed in Llanview in order to steal Jessica's money, but meeting Bo had changed him. He was glad to have had the opportunity to straighten out before getting back together with Gigi, and meeting Shane. He assured Aubrey that she could change too. Aubrey informed him that she had worked for a party planner in the past. Rex agreed to hire her.
Cord opened the front door to Ford and Ryder. Ford recognized Cord as Jessica's brother, and held out his hand to shake Cord's. Instead of shaking Ford's hand, Cord said that Clint had told him about Ford. Ford assured Cord that he and Jessica were friends. Cord promised to make what Clint had done to Ford seem tame if Ford ever hurt Jessica again. Cord shook Ford's hand and smiled.
Jessica was looking at Natalie's paternity test results when Tina entered. Jessica quickly hid the paper as Tina went on about finding the legal paper that David Vickers had taken from Téa's. Tina explained to a confused Jessica that the dog had been sitting in Téa's room with a paper under her paws that Tina couldn't get away. She'd put it into the dog carrier, but couldn't find it. Tina had promised to get the important-looking paper back to Téa.
Tina went on that the paper had actually been Victor's, but Téa still wanted it back. Tina wondered if Jessica had seen the paper. Just then, Cord entered with Ford and Ryder. Ford briefly updated Jessica about Ryder's day, and turned to leave. Jessica wondered why Ford was in a hurry, to which he replied that he was going to see a band at Capricorn that night. Jessica said that it sounded like fun, but then realized that he could be taking a date.
Tina and Cord smiled at the exchange as Ford told Jessica that he didn't have a date, and invited her along. Jessica accepted, and said she had to call the sitter first. Tina immediately volunteered to watch Ryder. Cord assured Jessica that he would be there as well, and would love to spend time with his nephew. Jessica agreed, and quickly gave the two instructions, handing Ryder to Tina. She thanked them, and left the house with Ford.
Cord observed that Tina had done a nice thing. Tina replied that she was trying to do the right thing, and not blow the second chance that Viki had given her. Cord wondered why she was so sure she wouldn't blow it. "You're here," she said. Smiling, she continued that, "I'm always better when you're around."
Tina wanted to put a mattress in the nursery and sleep near Ryder. Cord remembered that Tina had been good with their kids when they'd been Ryder's age. Tina responded that it was then that she'd been happiest. "That makes two of us," Cord responded. It was time to put Ryder to bed, so the two walked up the stairs.
A short while later, Tina and Cord returned downstairs. He made small talk about Ryder, but she wondered why he was trying to avoid the elephant in the room. She reminded him that they'd almost kissed. She wondered what would have happened if Clint hadn't walked in on them. "Something like this," he said, and pulled her close to him.
Jessica explained her encounter with Tina to Ford as they entered Capricorn. Ford wondered why Victor would have had the paternity test. Jessica replied that Victor had hated John, so he'd probably wanted to keep the good news from John. Ford compared Victor's actions to Jessica's. Jessica replied that she hadn't been enjoying the situation, and wished she'd never found the paper to begin with. Ford reminded her that she had, and asked what she planned to do about it.
Téa entered the cabin, and was upset to see Todd on the floor. She immediately ran over to him and asked if he was all right. He remembered shooting Victor as she felt his head. She told him that he was getting warm, so he should go to the hospital. He didn't want to, but Téa revealed that he could, because she had spoken to Bo. She continued that Bo was still angry at Todd for escaping, but he knew that there was no case against Todd. She added that it was Nora's decision about whether or not to drop the charges. Todd wasn't optimistic, because "Nora hates me!"
Téa told Todd that, since Jack had recanted his statement, there was no evidence against Todd. "What if there is?" he asked. He explained to a confused Téa that something or someone always popped up against him. He wondered if the gun had been found, but Téa didn't think it mattered, because it wasn't the murder weapon. She wondered why he was so worried, and advised him to turn himself in.
Todd was reluctant to agree, so Téa wondered what had changed while she'd been gone. Todd confessed that he thought he was going crazy. She told him to get changed so they could get to the police station, but he refused. "I need to tell you something," he admitted. Téa told him to hurry so they could leave. Todd said that he was sorry. Téa wondered what he was sorry for, to which he replied that he was sorry for a lot of things. "Pick one," she cracked.
Todd apologized for asking Téa to represent him so soon after Victor's death. Téa assured him that they would find the real killer as soon as they went to the police station. She held out her hand to him. He held her hand, and then went up the stairs to change.
Nora entered Bo's office, and he informed her that Jack had recanted his statement. Nora had known that Jack would be trouble. She still didn't trust Todd, and Bo agreed. Bo advised Nora that she needed to let Todd go. Nora asked about the gun. Bo told her that they'd dragged the river, but hadn't found anything. Nora refused to budge on the charges until Todd turned himself in.
Bo informed Nora that Téa had visited earlier, and she'd been encouraging Todd to turn himself in. Bo continued that Téa had agreed to get Todd to turn himself in that night. Nora knew that the mayor wouldn't be happy, but Bo had tried to warn her. He wasn't worried, but she thought that he should be, because he could get fired. Bo replied that, if the mayor wanted to fire him because "the facts don't fit her agenda, so be it."
Nora suggested that the mayor wouldn't be pushing Bo around if he'd never turned her down years before. Bo joked that he never would have turned her down if he'd known that she'd one day be the mayor, but added that the mayor knew that there was only one woman for him. He kissed Nora, who pulled away, and asked about Todd's "dead mother."
Bo sarcastically called Nora romantic, and reminded her that Tomas had confessed to killing Irene. Nora didn't believe Tomas, and asked for Bo's opinion. Bo didn't think his opinion mattered, because it was Nora's call. He told her that Todd and Téa would arrive soon. Nora wondered if he would still turn himself in with no guarantee of dropped charges. Bo informed her that Téa had seemed convinced that Todd would.
John wondered what Victor had done to make Brody threaten Victor's life. Brody defiantly replied that it had nothing to do with the case. John reminded him that it was a murder investigation, so everything was important. Brody finally claimed that it had been about Marty. He'd known that Victor had something to do with Liam's kidnapping, and had just wanted to protect his family. Natalie reminded John that Brody's gun hadn't been a match with the murder weapon. John thought that Brody could have other guns, to which Brody sarcastically replied that he had a full arsenal.
John asked why Brody had really threatened Victor. Brody remembered finding out that Liam wasn't his son. "It's about Liam," he replied. Brody clarified that John was only all over Brody because he was jealous about Liam being Brody's son. Natalie tried to stop Brody, but he continued that John had been acting worse since the engagement. John reminded Brody that there had been two separate accounts of Brody threatening to kill Victor.
Natalie tried to pull Brody away, but Brody got in John's face about how John had blown it with Natalie, and that he had chosen to be miserable. "Knock it off!" John yelled, and pushed Brody. "Don't ever talk to me like that again," John warned Brody, and told him that he wasn't doing himself any favors. John said that the more Brody talked, the more he wondered what Brody wasn't saying. Face-to-face, Brody told John to do what he needed to do. John vowed to find out what Brody was hiding.
Just then, Todd and Téa entered the police station. She asked for Bo, and said that he was expecting them. She walked Todd over to Bo's office, as Brody walked away from John. Natalie told John that Brody had crossed a few lines, but he'd been right about everything. She walked away, and he sat down dejectedly.
Téa knocked on Bo's office door, and entered. She announced that Todd was ready to turn himself in. Bo told them that Nora had been updated on the situation. Téa asked if the charges were going to be dropped. "That depends," Nora started. She told Todd to look her in the eye, and tell her that he was innocent of killing his own brother.
Jessica and Ford sat at a table at Capricorn and discussed what Jessica might do with the knowledge that John might really be Liam's father. Jessica still didn't know, though she pointed out that John was doing fine with the way things were, and Brody loved Liam. As if on cue, Brody stopped at the table to say hello. He was surprised to see Jessica and Ford out together.
Ford stated that they were just "hanging out" and listening to some music. The conversation was awkward, and Brody left when he saw Vimal arrive. "Wow, that was fun," Ford declared, as he opened up a bottle of "unleaded bubbly." Jessica was impressed that Ford was willing to forego alcohol in her presence. She continued to ponder about what she should do with the information she had.
Jessica was certain that Brody had no idea about the paternity test results. "He's completely in the dark," she uttered. Ford turned around to look at Brody. "Are you sure about that?" Ford asked. Jessica was shocked. Ford admitted that he had nothing to base his belief on, but he noted that Brody was talking to Vimal, and Vimal had been the one to change the tests.
Jessica stated that Brody had had nothing to do with the test results, and she was certain that if Brody had been aware, he would have said something. Brody would never hurt Natalie or John, Jessica said with certainty.
Brody headed over to Vimal and put his arm around him. Brody announced that he wanted to chat about Victor's murder, and the fact that Vimal had been talking to Shaun. Whatever Vimal had said to Shaun had resulted in Shaun saying something to John. Brody knew that Vimal had suggested that Victor's killer had been a cop.
The men sat down at a table. "I didn't mention your name," Vimal replied. He just didn't think that Todd should be held for a murder that he hadn't committed. Brody revealed that his gun had been tested, and he'd been cleared. He leaned in closely to Vimal.
While he might not have killed Victor, he had taken lives in the past, Brody informed Vimal. He'd killed men in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. "Is that a threat, officer?" Vimal inquired. "No, Vimal, it's a fact," Brody replied.
Vimal wondered what Brody planned to do, and he advised the cop that the secret of the paternity test was safe with him. Brody stated that there was nothing to worry about then. Vimal asked if he could leave, and he rose from the table. "Say hi to your pretty wife for me," Brody called out.
Jessica thought it was time to leave. Ford helped her on with her coat, and she told him that he was not only responsible, but a gentleman as well. The paternity test would have to wait, she decided.
Blair put her ear to the door of Victor's office at the Sun and heard someone typing. She walked inside and found Jack sitting at Victor's desk. Jack looked up and asked his mother for another word for traitor. He proudly held up the layout for the next day's front page. The headline read "Scarr Leaves Starr Holding the Bag." Blair was irritated and advised Jack that he could not slander his sister on the front page.
Blair advised her son that he needed to be in school, and she told him that she'd spoken to Bo about Shane. Jack was angry that no charges had been filed, but Blair pointed out that Jack was lucky, because Jack could have been pulled into court too. Blair wanted Jack to tell Bo the truth.
Jack insisted that Scarface had been the one to kill Victor, but Blair informed him that he could go to jail for making false statements. Jack was insistent that the ending could still be the same, and Scarface could have been the murderer. Blair reminded him of what Starr had done to help Todd out, and Todd could very well be innocent. "How do you know for sure?" Jack asked.
Blair informed her son that both Starr and Téa believed that Todd wasn't guilty. Jack wondered why Todd would have broken out of jail if that were true. Blair reminded him that it had been because of Irene, and her threats to harm the family. Everyone, including the cops, knew that Jack had lied. It would go on Jack's record, and he wouldn't get into any colleges, Blair concluded.
"Who needs college?" Jack asked. "You do, son!" Blair shrieked. Todd would return to work at the newspaper, and it would be all over for Jack then, Blair stated. She added that Jack's recent tendencies, such as lying, had reminded her of Scarface. Blair didn't want that for her son, and Victor wouldn't have wanted it either. Angrily, Jack threw something at one of the front-page displays that were set up on easels. It fell down.
Blair wrapped her arms around her son. Both Victor and Todd loved Jack, she said. Jack asked her to let go of him, but she refused. "How do I get out of this, mom?" Jack asked. She advised him that he'd have to tell the truth.
Dani sat on the floor outside of Starr's cell, and the girls played a round of Go Fish. Starr was worried about Todd, but Dani revealed that she thought that Téa had located him. Starr was hopeful that Téa had been able to convince Todd to turn himself in. Dani couldn't believe that Starr had helped her father to escape prison, but Starr reminded Dani that Dani had helped Matthew escape from boarding school.
Dani chuckled. She didn't think that the two events could compare. "They can't keep you in jail, can they?" Dani asked her sister. Starr announced that her arraignment would be the next day, and she was certain that her mother would be able to bail her out.
Dani was worried, though, and she explained that Mayor Finn had been speaking out against the family. There was also a possibility that the guards would testify against Starr, Dani exclaimed. Starr insisted that she would be out in time to celebrate her sister's 18th birthday. Dani was surprised that Starr had remembered, and she revealed that Nate had remembered as well.
Nate had given her a gift, Dani added. Starr was surprised to hear that Dani had spent some time with Nate. "It's not always easy saying no to your ex," Dani proclaimed. Dani added that she and Nate were not dating. Starr just wanted Dani to be careful, because Nate always ended up with the wrong people. She was just trying to forgive Nate, and they were only friends, Dani replied firmly.
Starr won the card game, and the guard announced that Dani would have to leave. Sweetly, Starr asked for another minute with her sister. She told Dani that Tomas had been transferred to Statesville until his sentencing, but he could be there for 25 years to life for pleading guilty to Irene's murder. Starr admitted that she wasn't too certain that Tomas had been the one to kill Irene.
In Bo's office, Nora looked at Todd closely. She demanded that he look her in the eye. "Tell me you're innocent," she ordered him. She wanted to hear him say that he hadn't killed his brother, and she refused to drop the murder charges until he did so. Téa spoke up quickly and reminded Nora that there hadn't been any evidence against Todd.
Nora recalled how she had represented Todd after he'd raped Marty, and she had actually believed that Todd had been innocent then. She knew that Téa wouldn't be representing Todd without believing the same. "I'm innocent. I did not kill my brother. Satisfied?" Todd stated as he looked into Nora's eyes. Privately, he pictured himself shooting Victor.
Nora remained quietly staring at Todd. He declared that Nora was against him for personal reasons, but he wasn't the same guy he had been after he'd raped Marty. Nora noted that she had actually felt bad for Todd for eight years, but it had turned out that it hadn't really been him. Todd was still the same guy who hurt anyone who loved him, Nora proclaimed.
Bo and Téa pressed Nora to make a decision, and Téa stated that she would file a complaint. Nora finally spoke up, and she announced that she would drop the charges. She promised to reinstate them if any evidence turned up. Todd would have to remain behind bars, since he had escaped police custody.
At Llanfair, Tina wondered what might have happened if Clint hadn't walked in on her and Cord. As Cord was about to kiss her, Natalie walked into the room, and the pair was interrupted again. Natalie was thrilled to see her older brother, but she turned her back on Tina and ignored her. Natalie was looking for Viki, and she admitted that she was concerned about Brody. He'd had a run-in with John at the station.
Cord informed Natalie that Viki wasn't around, and Tina offered to listen to Natalie instead. "I should get going," Natalie said. Cord suggested they have a drink first, but Natalie was adamant that she leave. Tina announced that she had something to say first. She knew that Natalie was still upset over their misunderstanding.
Natalie flipped out and reminded Tina that she had almost died because of Tina's actions. The women began to argue loudly. "Catching up can be fun," Cord said as he ran over to separate the two women. Tina was aware that she'd let Natalie down, and she wanted to be given a chance to make it up. Tina thought it would be a good idea to help with Natalie's wedding.
Cord laughed. He noted that Tina knew how to crash weddings. Natalie decided she needed a drink after all. She appreciated Tina's offer, but she had to decline, Natalie pronounced. Tina mentioned all the work that went into planning a wedding, and she knew that Natalie didn't have much time between her work and her family.
Tina insisted that she would run everything through Natalie's maid of honor, who she presumed to be Jessica. Natalie admitted that she didn't have one, because she and her sister hadn't seen "eye to eye." Tina didn't understand, and Cord pointed out that sisters had their disagreements, just like Tina and Viki. Tina continued to lament the lack of a maid of honor.
Finally, Natalie was able to quiet Tina down. She explained that she was getting married to Jessica's ex-fiancé. Tina had loads of questions, but Cord stepped in and quieted her. Tina wondered if Natalie had another friend who could replace Jessica, but Natalie replied that her best friend had died, and she hadn't had time to make new friends. Tina suggested that she could be Natalie's maid of honor instead.
Natalie didn't think it would work, but Tina continued to talk it up. She insisted that she would take care of everything for Natalie, and Natalie finally gave in. Tina planned on arranging a wedding that no one would ever forget. Natalie left, and Cord praised Tina for being so nice. He knew it would be lots of work, and he cited Tina's habit of always displaying a full court press.
Tina knew that was how to win a game, and she was a winner. Cord agreed that her heart had been in the right place. Tina advised him that her heart's location had never changed. The couple drew close, and Cord was ready to kiss Tina again. Suddenly, he changed his mind and declared that he had to say goodnight to Clint. He wanted to continue things another time. "Me too," Tina answered.
Jessica and Ford returned, and Jessica thanked him for getting her out of the house. She also appreciated the fact that he'd walked her to the door. Ford had surprised her all evening, Jessica joked. She walked into the house and looked at the paternity test again.
Téa announced that her client needed medical attention, and Nora stated that it could be taken care of in Todd's cell. Bo grabbed hold of Todd's arm, and Todd winced in pain. As everyone left Bo's office, they ran into Blair and Jack, who had just walked into the squad room. Awkwardly, everyone stared at each other.
Téa broke the silence and revealed that the murder charges against Todd had been dropped due to lack of evidence. Blair stated that Jack had something to say. He'd been mistaken due to his head injury. "Is that right, Jack? Are you mistaken again?" Nora inquired sarcastically.
Jack admitted that he hadn't recalled Todd hitting him after all. Todd thanked his son and advised him that he appreciated the truth. Jack declared that he didn't want Todd's thanks, and that he'd only said it because he'd had to. He still didn't think that Todd was innocent. "He killed my father, and someday I'll make you pay," Jack roared.
Starr and Dani said goodbye to each other and hugged through the cell's bars. Starr was sure she'd be at Dani's party. Dani slipped the deck of cards into Starr's hand as she turned to go.
Dani ran into Téa in the squad room. She advised her mother that she'd been visiting with Starr. Téa revealed that Todd had turned himself in, and Jack had withdrawn his statement. Dani stated that the case would have to be reopened, and Téa acknowledged that she'd made a promise to Victor to find his killer.
Suddenly, Téa looked at the clock. It was a few minutes past midnight. She wished Dani a happy birthday. "Feliz cumpleaños mija!"
Bo was ready to record Jack's amended statement. Blair grabbed Jack's hand. Jack stated that he'd been mistaken about seeing Todd.
Todd was led into a cell, and Starr was elated to see her father. She stuck her arm through the bars and tried to touch Todd, but the guard led Todd into the cell. Todd advised Starr that his wound was just a scratch, and the murder charges had been dropped. He added that there was the small matter of his daughter helping him to escape.
"At least you won't go down for a murder you didn't commit," Starr declared. Todd turned his back. "No, I won't, Shorty," he called out.
Brody sat in Capricorn and looked at a photo of Liam on his phone. He admitted that he had no choice. Just then, Natalie arrived. She advised him that she had herself a maid of honor for their wedding. They kissed each other quickly and agreed to meet up at home.
Vimal found himself at the Sun. He looked at the display of the various front pages and stopped to dwell on one that said, "Who's Your Daddy?"
"Are you sure about this?" Clint asked as he and Viki stood at the bottom of the stairs at Llanfair. "Absolutely. Come on, this has been a long time coming. I don't think we should waste another minute," Viki replied. Clint was unsure. He didn't want to rush into things, but Viki assured him that the doctor had recommended it. "I think his exact words were 'use it or lose it,' " Viki stated.
Clint was afraid he'd be humiliated, and he was certain that he'd only be able to go one round. He hadn't done it for a long time. Viki blew her whistle, and the couple proceeded to step up and down on the stairs. "Thank God for my cell phone," a thrilled Clint declared when the phone rang.
Cutter sent an email and picked up his cell phone. He was sitting in the hospital room in Kentucky, and he called Clint. "How would you like to get your company back?" Cutter asked Clint. Cutter had a great opportunity for Clint to retrieve all of the goods that Rex had stolen from him, and he advised Clint to check his email. Cutter ended the call and wished that the woman in the bed would wake up and help him to celebrate.
Viki waited anxiously for the phone call to end. Clint informed her that Cutter had claimed that he could return everything that Clint had lost. Viki laughed. Clint signed onto his email and quickly scanned it. He advised Viki that Cutter had a document that Rex had signed, stating that everything would be returned to Clint.
Cutter was willing to hand everything over to Clint for a price, Clint explained. Viki assured Clint that it was obviously fake and a scam. She reminded Clint that Cutter was a con artist. They both leaned in to look at a photo of Cutter with a closeup of the document. Clint thought it was interesting and worth checking out.
Viki was appalled at the idea that Clint would make some kind of deal with Cutter. Clint thought that even if the document was forged, there was a good chance that it would hold up in court. Cord had made Clint aware that Rex hadn't been taking care of their company, and it could be Clint's one chance to get it back.
Viki begged Clint to reconsider, especially since Clint had made some progress in his relationship with Rex. If Rex had really signed the document, it had probably been out of grief, Viki suggested. She didn't believe that Rex had really signed it, though, and she didn't think that Clint should take advantage of Rex.
Clint growled that Rex had taken advantage of him, and he saw nothing wrong with it. Viki made a point though. She wondered why Cutter would have the document if it were real. She thought the stress of the entire thing would be bad for Clint's heart, and she begged him to ignore Cutter's offer.
Cutter opened a can of beer and placed it down on the nightstand. The woman in the bed was awake, and she was asking questions. "Rex?" she said as she looked at Cutter. "No, I'm Cutter," he replied. The woman realized she was in a hospital due to an accident, and that her sister was dead. That was all she could recall.
Cutter admitted that he'd hoped she could remember something else, because he wanted to leave. "Who are you?" the woman asked. "A friend of a friend," Cutter replied. The woman realized that there were obviously people in her life. She wondered who Cutter's friend was, but Cutter assured her that it didn't matter. The friend had gotten into trouble and left.
"Who's Rex?" the woman asked. She got up out of the bed despite Cutter's attempt to stop her. She took a few steps and fell against Cutter. He called out for a nurse, but the woman wanted to leave the hospital. She grew agitated, and she didn't want Cutter to summon the nurse to the room. Cutter told her she was too weak to leave, but the woman wanted answers.
The nurse showed up, and the woman grew even louder. The nurse managed to give the woman a shot in order to quiet her down. "I want to know who I am," the woman uttered.
Rex sat in Clint's old office at Buchanan Enterprises. He was surprised when Roxy paid him a visit. She urged her son not to get too comfortable, because it was time to give everything back to Clint. Rex advised Roxy that he had work to do, especially since he hadn't paid any attention to the company and had to learn. "You're not the boss no more," Roxy informed him.
Rex wanted her to clarify her statement. Roxy agreed to give him the condensed version, because she knew that Echo wouldn't. She told him it had involved Rex's gun, though she'd leave out the part about Morris. The gun had gone missing, and Echo had been desperate to find it. Clint's crazy ex-wife had made Echo sign a document turning all of Clint's possessions back over to Clint.
Rex noted that he hadn't signed anything. "You didn't sign it. But Echo did," Roxy confirmed. She added that Echo was a good forger. Rex was aware of his mother's talent. Roxy continued her quick explanation. Echo had tried to get the document back, but Kim had given it away. Someone else had it, but Roxy didn't know who. She was trying to warn Rex.
Roxy was afraid that Clint planned to send his "goons" in order to regain control of his company. Rex's phone began to ring. It was Clint. Rex urged Roxy to leave. "I have to see you," Clint declared. Rex suggested that Clint call Rex's secretary and make an appointment. Sarcastically, he recalled that Clint was unable to leave his residence, but Clint urged Rex to visit him at Llanfair.
Viki was relieved. She had believed that Clint was calling Cutter to accept his offer. "You asked me not to," Clint informed her.
Mayor Finn stormed into Bo's office. She demanded to be told why the murder charge against Todd had been dropped. Bo explained that there had been a lack of evidence, and he had no reason to keep Todd behind bars for Victor's murder. Jack had recanted his eyewitness statement.
Finn was annoyed, and she advised Bo that he should have searched for more evidence. Bo disagreed, and he noted that the killer was still on the loose. The mayor also objected to the fact that she hadn't been consulted. Bo reminded her that it was his job, as well as Nora's, to make those decisions, and not in their job descriptions to consult the mayor. He suggested that Finn return to her office and do her own work. He wanted to do his.
Finn insisted that she not be dismissed. She was angry that she had learned about Todd's release through Blanca Morales, the news reporter. The mayor suggested that Nora was jealous that Bo and the mayor flirted occasionally. Bo assured her that it was nothing personal. He suddenly realized that the mayor had only wanted to be informed of Todd's release so that she could have camera crews and crowds present to acknowledge her.
The mayor informed Bo that it was a high-profile case, but Bo retorted that he was the police commissioner and not the mayor's campaign manager. He would not put politics ahead of the job, Bo proclaimed. The mayor thought that Bo had many admirable qualities, but they were "wearing thin." Bo showed her the door. He had work to do.
The mayor advised Bo that he was fired. Bo was incredulous, and he couldn't believe that Mayor Finn was serious. "I'll accept your resignation effective immediately," she retorted. Bo assured her that she wouldn't be receiving it, because she'd fired him. He advised her that his approval rating was higher than hers. He wished her luck when it was time to explain it to the voters.
Bo began to pack up his things, but the mayor suddenly stopped him. She'd had a change of heart, but she admitted that she was doing it for herself and not Bo. The voters would hate her if she fired Bo, and she couldn't risk it. "You'd miss me too much if you fired me," Bo declared. "Don't press your luck, Buchanan," the mayor replied.
Finn informed Bo that he would be fired if he didn't locate Victor's killer before she was sworn in to office after the new election. Bo retorted that he didn't like threats, but the mayor assured him it was a promise.
Starr, Blair, and Todd stood in the courtroom and waited for the hearing to start. Todd continued to flash back to the night of Victor's murder, and he pictured himself shooting his brother. Starr thought that the judge might go easy on them, since the murder charge had been dropped.
Suddenly, Todd grabbed his head as if in pain. Blair wondered what was wrong. Todd sipped some water and claimed to be worried about Starr. Blair informed him that he would never be forgiven if Starr spent another day in jail.
Téa was on her way to the courtroom and saw her brother sitting in the hallway. Tomas asked if they could discuss his own hearing, but Téa reminded him that he'd pleaded guilty. There was nothing to discuss, and she couldn't do anything for him. She could have argued self-defense or any number of other reasons if he hadn't said he was guilty. Tomas had made it impossible for her to help, Téa said.
Blair was asked to leave the courtroom, and she found Tomas sitting by himself. She wandered over and advised him that she hated seeing him there. She wondered why he was pleading guilty to Irene's murder, and he replied that he had to do it. Todd had lost eight years of his life because of Tomas.
Blair assured Tomas that it wasn't his fault. Tomas reiterated that he'd had lots of blood on his hands and had killed lots of people over the years. He hadn't even checked to find out what had happened to Todd. Blair was distressed that Tomas was willing to throw away what the two of them had. She wondered if she even mattered to Tomas.
"I love you," Tomas told Blair. She couldn't believe what she'd heard. She wondered how he could continue doing what he was doing if that were the case. Tomas explained that he had to "square up" with his conscience. Blair tried to convince him that he had a wonderful soul, and she didn't want him to throw his life away.
Tomas was adamant. He was saving Todd, because Blair had asked him to do so. He knew there was a part of Blair that was still in love with Todd, and Tomas wanted her to tell him the truth.
Inside the courtroom the proceeding began, and Starr and Todd grasped each other's hands. Téa asked for all charges against Todd and Starr to be dropped, but Nora objected. Starr had helped her father to escape prison. Two guards had been held at gunpoint, and someone could have been hurt or killed, Nora maintained. Téa pointed out that Todd had been correct in his belief that Irene had wanted to harm his family, and it had been necessary to escape.
Nora retorted that the police should have been advised. Starr shouted that the police wouldn't have believed them. Nora pointed out that Starr didn't have a record, and her father had manipulated her. Nora was willing to drop all charges against Starr if Todd pled guilty and served two years behind bars. "Absolutely not," Téa bellowed.
There were extenuating circumstances, Téa continued. Todd had been desperate to protect his family. Nora stressed that all of that was irrelevant, and a crime had been committed. Téa felt that Todd had been wronged for many years. He'd been imprisoned and tortured by a rogue branch of the government. Then he'd been arrested due to shoddy police work, for the murder of his brother.
Nora was perturbed that Téa had turned Todd into a martyr. The two women began to argue, and suddenly, Nora rescinded her previous offer. She wanted a trial for both Todd and Starr, and Starr would be tried as an adult. Todd jumped up. He demanded that Nora punish him, but not his daughter.
Starr urged her father to sit down. Todd added that everything that had happened had been his fault. The judge ordered Todd to sit, and he advised the court that the defendants would have to pay.
Before Blair was able to respond to Tomas, they were interrupted when Starr, Todd, and Téa emerged from the courtroom. Starr announced that both she and Todd had received suspended sentences along with community service. Nora walked over. "I think you got lucky there, Todd," she said. Todd had softened the judge up when Todd had taken the fall for Starr.
Todd pointed out that he'd promised to take care of Starr, and Blair thought that was a good thing. It was Tomas' turn in the courtroom, and he congratulated Todd before he left. Nora announced that she had paperwork for Starr's release. Starr hugged her dad and gleefully told him that they were finally free.
Blair wanted to speak to Todd after the others were gone. She wondered why Todd was free and Tomas wasn't. She asked if Todd were ready to see Tomas put away for a murder that Todd had committed.
Rex showed up at Llanfair as Clint had requested. Clint stated that he'd been made aware of a document that Cutter had in his possession, and he wondered how Cutter had gotten hold of it. Rex admitted that he was familiar with the document. Viki wondered if Rex had really signed it, but Rex replied that it didn't matter.
Rex had decided that he wanted a normal life with his son, and he'd decided that Clint could have everything back. Clint was astonished that Rex had taken everything from Clint in return for Gigi's heart and had decided to give it all back.
Rex explained that he'd wanted the money and power in order to avenge Gigi's death, but Gigi wasn't going to return. The need for revenge had done terrible things to both Rex and Shane. Rex had stopped running Clint's company, and he only wanted to spend time with his son. "Are you serious?" Clint asked.
Rex admitted that he was surprised, too, and it wasn't something he'd planned to say before showing up at Llanfair. He was aware that Gigi wouldn't have approved of the bargain he'd made. Clint noted that he would have the necessary papers drawn up, and Rex assured him he'd be out of the Buchanan mansion by week's end. Rex asked Viki if he and Shane could return to the carriage house to live.
Viki assured Rex that was fine, but Clint had a better idea. He didn't need the house, and he couldn't leave Llanfair anyway. Rex suggested that it be sold, but Clint was certain that he wanted it to remain in the family. He advised Rex that Rex was family.
"You're a Buchanan. You're my son, and Shane is my grandson." Clint said. Clint decided that he could run his company from Llanfair, and he wanted Shane and Rex to live in Asa's house. Rex admitted that he couldn't afford the upkeep, but Clint promised to cover all expenses. Viki began to cry, and Rex was floored.
Rex informed Clint that he appreciated the gesture, and the men shook hands. Rex left, and Viki wrapped her arms around Clint. "Oh, my God, you just did such a great thing," Viki gasped. Clint didn't want his house to be empty, and he didn't want Shane to have to move again.
Viki teased Clint that he could deny it all he wanted, but he'd taken a giant step. She blew the whistle. It was time to exercise again. Clint had a phone call to make first. He called Cutter. "Take your document and shove it," Clint growled. He disconnected the call before Cutter could say anything.
Cutter was aggravated after Clint's call. "My golden goose has flown the coop," he said regretfully. He looked over at the woman in the bed. "Unless my golden goose is you," he muttered.
Rex packed up his things at Buchanan Enterprises. He picked up a photo of Gigi and told her he was giving everything back to Clint and moving on. He would miss her for the rest of his life.
Inside the courtroom, Téa urged her brother to change his mind. "Are you really ready to walk away from Blair?" Téa asked Tomas.
In the hospital room in Kentucky, Cutter was extremely upset to learn that his "golden goose" was no longer an option for collecting a big payout. Clint had rejected Cutter's offer of a deal. Cutter looked at the woman lying in the bed asleep, and he had an idea. She could be his ticket out, because he was certain she'd be worth a lot of money to someone.
Cutter's mood changed. He was excited to think that the woman would be worth a gold mine. "Rex Balsom's gonna think he died and went to heaven," Cutter muttered to himself. The woman looked like Gigi, and it didn't matter that she didn't remember anything. They would just have to convince everyone that Gigi was back from the grave, and Cutter would be the recipient of much of Rex's vast holdings.
Cutter called the woman Stace, and he told her that Rex was a catch. The man had money and a mansion. Stacy looked just like Gigi, and Cutter thought they could go to "Gigi school" in order to convince everyone that she was Gigi. She had no memory so she could be anyone that he and Rex wanted her to be.
Cutter needed to make Rex an offer, and he took a photo of the sleeping woman with his phone. He would give Gigi back to Rex in exchange for all that Rex had. He didn't care if Rex figured out that something was wrong after the deal had been completed.
Cutter made airplane reservations back to Llanview, and thought about how he'd be able to travel first class the next time. Once Cutter was gone, the woman woke up. She recalled the name Morasco and grabbed the computer left by the bed. She began to type the name into a search engine.
Rex packed up his things at Buchanan Enterprises. Suddenly and loudly, security personnel escorted a trespasser into his office. It was Aubrey, and the female agent advised Rex that Aubrey was number two on the existing undesirable list. The agent added that Rex had been number one, but that had changed after Rex had taken over the company.
Rex advised the agents that Aubrey was allowed to stay, and he asked her why she was there. Aubrey informed him that she'd had a great idea for Natalie's engagement party. Abruptly, she noticed that Rex was packing up, and she wondered why. "Maybe you should ask that con artist formerly known as your brother," Rex suggested.
Rex proceeded to tell Aubrey about the fake document in Cutter's possession. Cutter had tried to make a deal with Clint, and Clint had told him to go to hell. Rex was leaving Buchanan Enterprises and giving it all back to Clint. It had all been more trouble than it was worth, Rex confessed. He'd wanted revenge but had almost lost his son. He didn't want any walls between himself and his family.
Aubrey was impressed. She'd given up grifting herself, she noted. Rex pointed out that it had only been after Joey had dumped her, but Aubrey insisted she'd planned on telling the truth herself. She wished that Cutter had made similar moves for her.
The engagement party was the reason Aubrey was there, and she realized that she would have to redo the plan. Rex would be leaving the mansion, and she'd assumed they could have the party there. Rex revealed that he'd still be living there. Clint had asked him to stay, since he was family. Aubrey was surprised.
With the location set, Aubrey disclosed that she'd planned the party for Halloween, and everyone would be wearing a costume. She didn't want Rex to dress as himself, and she thought that Natalie would enjoy the non-traditional approach. "Doesn't everyone secretly want to be something they're not?" Aubrey wondered.
Aubrey wondered how Rex would be able to pay her. Rex figured that Clint would pay for his daughter's engagement party. Satisfied, Aubrey left. Rex picked up his photo of Gigi and placed it into the box.
Aubrey left the office and ran into Cutter. He admitted he had gotten inside due to his criminal talents. "Haven't you done enough damage already?" she asked him. She wondered if Cutter had set his sights on Rex's money. Cutter supposed that Aubrey was eyeing a new Buchanan man, but she assured Cutter she'd be laughing when Cutter's new plan led him to fall on his face.
Cutter walked into Rex's office. Rex immediately stated that Cutter didn't have anything that Rex wanted. "Even Gigi? What if I told you I can bring her back?" Cutter asked.
Starr returned to La Boulaie, but she was unable to get into the house. The reporters, cameramen and photographers swarmed Starr, and one of the reporters grabbed her keys. She was bombarded with questions, and one writer asked her why she had helped a father who had molested her as a youngster. Starr couldn't believe her ears, and she turned and assaulted the man who'd had the audacity to ask her such a question
Starr was upset and furious, but she was saved when James opened the front door. Starr had only wanted to rush home to see Hope, and James was sorry about what she'd gone through. Starr went upstairs to check on Hope, and the doorbell rang. James held onto a can of pepper spray in case it was the paparazzi, but it was Rick.
Rick was wearing a t-shirt with the front page of the Sun emblazoned on the front. He declared that it was to show support for Starr. It read "Scarr Leaves Starr Holding the Bag." Starr held Hope in her arms as she descended the stairs, and she agreed to allow Rick inside. Rick had heard about how the press had ambushed Starr, but he thought it was good for them in the promotion of Starr's music.
Rick thought that Starr would have to lose a few things that were weighing her down, like her daughter and her boyfriend. He saw great things ahead for Starr, and the road was no place for either. A music career was a tough road to follow. Voices grew louder, and Starr asked James to take Hope upstairs so that she could talk to Rick. James handed Starr the pepper spray.
Starr was angry that Rick was trying to tell her what to do. Rick compared her to Britney Spears, and he noted that the singer didn't carry her children around everywhere. He also reminded Starr that he controlled her music, and she had to do things his way. Starr informed him that she didn't want to work with him.
Rick revealed that he had disc jockeys who were willing to play her music, and she had appearances she would have to make. Starr was adamant. She would not "pawn" Hope off on anyone in order to work and travel. Rick consented to hiring a nanny, but he was drawing the line at the boyfriend. At this point, James walked downstairs and remained out of sight to listen.
Rick thought that Starr could be strong, mysterious, dangerous, and sexy, but she had to drop any attachments. If she didn't do as he said, she could forget it. There were tough decisions for Starr to make. Starr wanted to make her own decisions. Rick advised her she could have any guy in the world.
Just then, James walked into the room and advised Starr that Hope wanted her mother. "We're done," Starr advised Rick. There were plans to discuss a video with an "A-list" party, Rick announced. Sarcastically, James pointed out how many "A-list" guys Rick probably knew from doing porn.
Rick left and ran into a cameraman who had been among the crowd of press at the front door. Rick looked at the shots the man had taken, and he thought they were great. Rick wanted the heat turned up on Starr. He planned on making a star out of her whether she liked it or not.
After Todd's arraignment, Blair demanded to know how Todd could allow Tomas to go to jail for a crime that Todd had committed. Todd advised her that she wouldn't like his answer, and Blair retorted that she'd been wrong for believing that he had changed. He was no better than Victor, she accused. Todd was incensed. "That's the single last time you compare me to Victor," Todd snapped.
Todd informed Blair that he would never have stolen someone's family and pretended they were his. Blair pointed out that he was doing something far worse, by allowing a good man to take the blame for something Todd had done. Todd reminded her that he hadn't asked Tomas to do it, and Todd had suffered thanks to the good man.
Blair thought that Todd could stop Tomas from taking the fall. She suggested that Todd tell Nora about Irene's threats to the family, but Todd objected. Nora would always jump at the chance to put him away. Blair agreed that everyone knew about the history of Todd and Nora. An angry Todd noted that if there were any history, it was between Blair and Asa.
Even if Marty Saybrooke would step forward to defend him, Nora would still jump at the chance to put Todd into jail, Todd stated. Blair thought it was only right for Todd to save Tomas. She pointed out that Tomas hadn't known what had happened to Todd after Tomas had left him. It had all been out of Tomas' control, she added.
Todd reminded Blair of all he'd gone through during the eight years he'd been gone. His brain had been fried because of Blair's boyfriend. Todd thought that Tomas should have figured things out. Blair stressed that Tomas was taking the murder rap for that reason; he'd figured things out. It was fine with Todd that Tomas was easing his conscience. Tomas had been "working for the devil," and he'd delivered Todd to Baker and Irene.
Todd was afraid that he'd lose everything all over again if he were to tell the truth. Blair was certain that Todd wouldn't be sent away, and she believed that Todd would never be capable of killing someone in cold blood. Todd flashed back to the night that he pictured himself shooting Victor. Blair added that Téa would never let Todd go to jail, and Tomas was only trying to do the right thing.
Tomas was unaware that he was hurting the people he loved, Blair said. "Like you?" Todd asked. "Do you love him?" Todd asked further. Blair recalled the conversation she'd had with Tomas. He'd asked her if she loved Todd. Blair remained speechless at first. She asked Todd why he cared, and she wondered if her answer would help him to make up his mind.
Todd assured her it wouldn't, and he wouldn't help the guy who had taken his life away. Todd knew that Blair was wondering if he would be able to live with himself. "You'd be surprised what a man can do," he said.
In the courtroom, Téa asked her brother whether he was ready to walk away from Blair. Téa knew that she could argue self-defense, if Tomas were willing to change his plea. She could keep him out of a long sentence. Tomas advised his sister not to make promises she couldn't keep, but Téa urged him to fight for himself.
The judge was interrupted before she could hand down her sentence, and Téa used the extra time to try to persuade Tomas to give in. Finally, the judge turned her attention back to her courtroom. She inquired whether the defendant had anything to say. Tomas thought back to his last conversation with Blair, and he stood. "There is something I'd like to say," Tomas said.
Tomas spoke about how he'd wanted to serve his country in order to make the world a better place. He'd given up his loved ones and a promising career. It had turned out that the people he'd worked for were not who he thought they were. They'd shamed him, and would have shamed his family if they'd known the truth.
Tomas felt that he should have trusted his instincts and he would have done things differently. He would have chosen the people he loved over the agency. He was making the decision to choose his loved ones at this point in time instead.
Blair quietly entered the courtroom and sat down. Tomas continued. He noted that people had tried to get him to change his plea, because they hadn't wanted to lose him. He wouldn't be worthy if he didn't try to reclaim his honor, though, and he had to take responsibility for the suffering he'd caused. It didn't mean he loved people less. Tomas turned to look at Blair.
The judge appreciated what Tomas had to say, and she noted that everyone made decisions they later regretted. It wasn't simple, and many people believed that Tomas had done them a favor when he'd killed Irene. She had been a proven danger. However, they had to follow the law. The judge sentenced Tomas to 20 years in Statesville.
Todd splashed some water on his face in the men's room. He looked into the mirror and tried to convince himself that it was what he and Tomas both wanted. He thought he should let it all go. "Get over it, Manning. So why can't you jut let it go?" "I don't know. Why can't you?" Irene asked as she appeared in the mirror.
"You look awful," Irene said to Todd. "I've been spending a lot of time with my dead mother. Kind of ruins my sleep patterns," Todd replied. Irene suggested that if he would stop feeling guilty, he'd see less of her. Todd responded that he wasn't guilty, though Irene reminded him that he had shot her.
Todd recalled that Irene had shot him first, but Irene retorted that he'd also shot Victor. "No, you got in my head," Todd maintained. Irene thought that they should allow Tomas to be a martyr, and she didn't want Todd to listen to anything that Blair had to say. Everyone would be happy. Todd noted that wouldn't include Blair and Téa. Irene was sure that Todd only cared about Todd, but Todd insisted he could have changed.
Irene dared him to confess, because he would go to prison. He would prove to be the same "self-centered bastard" he always was, but this time he would have killed his own brother. Todd figured if he kept seeing Irene, then he couldn't live with himself. Again, Irene advised him not to listen to Blair and to choose his own fate.
Todd walked into the courtroom. He demanded that Tomas' case be reopened, because Tomas couldn't go to jail for something he hadn't done. Todd proclaimed that Tomas was covering for someone else. "Who?" the judge inquired. "Me," Todd replied. "And that's not all I've done," Todd added as he turned to look at Téa.