One Life to Live Update Wednesday 2/25/04
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Vangie visits Todd in prison and tells him shes working on his appeal. He doesnt care about that, but he does want to see the kids. Unfortunately Blair has petitioned for custody during his imprisonment, if she wins, he cant see them. He goes ballistic.
Kevin proudly shows Asa and Kelly his first acquisition as CEO of Buchanan Enterprises; he bought the Sun. Asa is furious, because he wouldnt have bought it just to give it to Blair.
Blair and Paul discuss the case and his lost inheritance; Viki brings Starr to see Blair. Starr is scared because she doesnt think shell ever see her dad again.
Roxy admonishes Rex that hes headed for trouble messing around with Lindsay when hes in love with her daughter. Meanwhile, Lindsay goes to see Jen and asks why she hasnt been in touch with her. Jen admits that shes flunking out of school, and her mother is part of the problem. She wants to figure it out herself.
Marcie worries about John not being able to move on after his fiancées death; she knows how he feels. Michael asks if she still feels that way.
Dorian says theres nothing they can do for Aunt Betsy. He admits that he gave her a little brandy, and Dorian yells that she was on medication and wasnt supposed to drink; David killed the woman. He implores her to do something, and she calls the coroner to report the death. He tells Dorian that they were drinking to celebrate the will, and she fainted. He tried to breathe life into her, and it seemed to work; she was moving her mouth back. When Dorian walked in, Betsy was moving her body against his so it must have been working. Dorian tells the authorities that shes not sure what happened but an autopsy is probably in order. David swears he didnt do anything wrong, but Dorian says hed better get his story straight before the police get there.
Starr tells Blair that Todd was devastated at having to go to prison, and excuses herself to go to the ladies room. Viki tells Blair that Starr is just very angry right now, but shell come around. Roxy brings Starr back to the table and says she stole her lipstick and was writing Free Todd Manning in the bathroom. Starr begs her mother to call the police so theyll take her where her dad is.
Vangie pleads with Todd to keep it together, and theres always the chance of solitary confinement. There are still people in his life that want to see him. Marty Saybrooke arrives for a visit.
Michael apologizes for making Marcie feel uncomfortable. She was so in love with Al, and he just keeps screwing things up. Marcie says Al was far from perfect, and assures him shes over his make out session with Jen. He leaves for the hospital and kisses her goodbye.
Lindsay asks Jen not to shut her out, but Jen isnt talking. Riley shows up and says hell help her with their upcoming quiz. He thinks Jen should try and work things out with Marcie, since he learned with Flash there may not be a second chance. Jen approaches Marcie and says shes sorry for what happened with Michael and she would love a truce. Marcie forgives her and says shes starting to feel close to Michael, and agrees to the truce.
Kevin tells Asa the only reason Blair should be at the Sun is because shes the best person for the job. Asa says thats bull, but Kevin says hell quit if Asa doesnt give him free reign.
Viki tells Starr shell talk it out with Renee, but Blair makes Starr apologize to Roxy. Blair thanks Viki for helping with her daughter and says shell wait to tell Starr about the custody decision. She asks about Todd and Viki says hes going to fall apart when he hears about the custody agreement; Blair gives her a photo of the kids to give to Todd.
Todd tells Marty she did more than enough for him already. She says she treats offenders now, because it makes her feel like shes making a difference. Every now and then someone comes along and wants help and wants to change, and that makes her job worthwhile. She can see that hes changed and that he loves Blair, and she doesnt think he raped her.
Roxy asks Rex if he finally has his head screwed on straight. He admits that Lindsay tried to dump him last night, but he convinced her to remain friends. He likes her and she can show him interesting things. Hes decided to end it with Lindsay for good, though, and he thinks shell be relieved. Lindsay comes by and asks if Rex has been talking to Jen, and he says she seems fine. He says he spent Valentines with Jen, and Lindsay asks if he spent the night with her.
Jen thanks Riley for pushing her to reconcile with Marcie, and says shes too bummed to study. He wonders if she ever thinks that shes not the only one with problems, and that shes got to get over herself.
The MEs office removes Aunt Betsys body and the police say its routine to question the family in the event of a sudden death. Dorian says Betsy was there with David and her, and that she had had a heart problem for many years and this must have been the day her heart gave out. The police leave and David yells at Dorian for making him sweat it out. She wants to know what he was really up to with Betsy.
Asa tells Kevin he can do what he wants, but he doesnt have to like it. Kevin leaves to tell Blair, and Kelly decides to stay behind. Asa warns her that Blair is interested in her husband, but Kelly says if they dont have trust, they have nothing. Shes decided that she trusts Kevin and has made it clear that she wont tolerate any interference from Blair. Asa is still worried, but Kelly says shell do anything to keep Kevin.
At the Palace, Paul tells Blair that Betsy is dead, and hes going to Dorians to see how shes doing. Blair says shell be right there, but before she leaves Marty shows up and asks if they can talk about Todd.
Viki brings Todd the photo of the children and says Blair asked her to give it to him; Todd says this proves that she loves him.
Jen tells Marcie that shes been really hard on her mom and she feels guilty. She thinks her mom is with Rex; Marcie hates to believe it but wouldnt put anything past Rex. Jen says Rex can be thoughtful, and she must be wrong. She decides to go and apologize to Lindsay. Meanwhile, Rex wants to know why Lindsay is asking about him sleeping with Jen, its none of her business, but he didnt. He doesnt think they should see each other anymore, though.
Blair tells Marty she doesnt give a damn what she thinks, but Marty says that she still thinks Todd is innocent. Todd stopped Evangeline from attacking Blair on the stand and gave up his chance of being acquitted to protect her. He loves her. At Statesville, Viki urges Todd not to read too much into the photo, but he knows she loves him and that hell get her back someday.
David admits that Aunt Betsy got to him, and he couldnt deny her one kiss. Dorian is sure that he got eternal gratitude and wants to know how much he swindled her for. He confesses that she gave him a million. Paul walks in on them sharing a kiss and tells them hell be calling the ME to make sure Aunt Betsy gets an autopsy.
Blair tells Marty that Todd had to come back as a completely different person and let her fall in love with a man who didnt even exist. Marty says she didnt realize that, but she still thinks Todd didnt rape her. Blair leaves in a fury.
Lindsay tells Rex shell miss him, and he leans in for a goodbye kiss. Jen walks in at that moment and sees it all; she ducks out before they see her. They say goodbye and agree that not seeing each other is for the best.
Kevin asks Blair if she can talk, but she says shes really not in the mood. He says hell call her later, but she collapses before she can leave the Palace.
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