One Life to Live Update Tuesday 1/30/07
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Rex wants to know what Bo really thinks inside about him murdering Spencer. "I told you to keep your mouth shut. You don't say anything to anybody -- you hear that? This is for your own good! Let me ask you something, ok? I see you standing over a dead body with the murder weapon in your hand and you're all bloody. Now, it's a logical conclusion and I'm not the only one who's going to think so." Donna Johnson head of the CSI team has arrived and she introduces herself to Bo. Bo tells her that he hasn't much to tell her at this point. Todd has arrived and thinks that Blair is in trouble but Bo enlightens him on what has really been going on. After he hers the story, he asks next who did it.
Cole and Starr talk about Blair and hope that during the attack, Spencer didn't get a chance to rape Blair. Marty arrives and is glad to find her son sitting safely with Starr. Marty asks her son about what went on there at the hospital. Cole tells his mother how Spencer is now dead, and that someone killed him.
Tommy starts bawling and Marcie instinctively turns to Michael's side of the bed to tell him that it is her turn to get the baby…but Michael isn't there. She sits up bewildered.
Natalie is concerned about seeing the McBain brothers this way. She worries that John might be sick but instead of wanting to get John into the hospital, Michael's goal seems to be to get the man out! Natalie can understand their concern. This is the last place that John would want to be seen. Michael and John ask her why she says that. She tells them that Spencer was killed that night.
Marcie walks with Tommy and gets him calm again. "Ooh. Thank God for a little peace and quiet. Kid woke the whole building up. Well, what are you doing -- beating him?" Roxy asks when she finds Marcie and Tommy downstairs. Marcie says that Tommy is teething and that has been the cause of the crying. "Oh, hey, I'm just joking. I got something perfect for you, little jaws. You'll love it," Roxy promises. She offers up her drink. "Ok. First what you do is you take a little of this and you rub his gum like that, and then you take a swig of it for your nerves. Just works like a charm." Marcie prefers to use the medicine that the doctor had prescribed for her son and not booze. "It's all-natural. It's barley that's 100% all-grain. You know, it just does wonders, you know, for whatever ails you if you know what I mean." Marcie asks if Roxy has seen Michael but she hasn't. Marcie says that usually if Michael has to go out he leaves a note but this time he didn't and she is concerned. Roxy offers to call all the bars to find the missing hubby, but Marcie really doesn't need all that to go on.
"Natalie, we don't have time to talk about this, ok? We have to get him out of here and we've got to get him out of here now," Michael urges. John wants to know more about Spencer being killed, but Natalie realizes that Michael is right and decides to help the men. "Shh. John, Michael's right. You've got to get out of here. The cops -- they are securing the crime scene right now and they're -- they're going to be crawling all over the place." Natalie continues moving into the hospital much to Michael's surprise. Michael asks here where she is going. She is going to the crime scene to see what she can find out. John warns her to stay out of trouble. She tells him to go home. She plans on saving his ass whether he likes it or not
Bo tells that Blair has been moved and that Paige is with her doing tests. Todd doesn't understand what Bo means by tests. What tests? Todd suddenly realizes that there are forensics people on the floor ordering tests, picking up samples and he turns to Bo for an explanation. "Truman put Blair in a wedding dress. We don't know why or what happened." Bo makes his way back over to Rex find out what he has to say. "We don't have much time before the system takes over, so it's just you and me now. Let's hear it, off the record. What were you doing in Blair's room?" Rex tells that he was at the hospital to see Blair. Bo finds that hard to believe. He didn't know that Blair and Rex were friends. Rex says that they sort of are. "'Sort of?' All right, let me see -- your story is that you walked into Blair's hospital room to see your friend and she's lying unconscious in a bed wearing a wedding dress and Truman is dead on the floor?" Rex says that is exactly what happened. "You are a licensed PI, And yet you see a dead Body lying in a pool of blood and you just lean over and you pick up the murder weapon in your bare hands?" Rex knows that it is dumb but Bo finds it more than dumb. It is incriminating. "Look, I wasn't thinking. It all happened real fast. I -- I came in, I wanted to see if Truman was still alive. I -- I reached down to see if there was a pulse and that's how I got blood all over me." Bo doesn't really want to believe that Rex committed this murder but so far, Rex hasn't given a reason why he shouldn't be suspected for the killing.
Spencer was clearly the victim of multiple stab wounds but more will be learned about the murder when they turn the body, or 'roll' it for more evidence. Donna and the team work around the body checking for clues that will lead them to the killer. Spencer lays facedown on the floor of Blair's old room as the team do their work. There won't be any part of the room that won't have been touched when Donna's done. Every hair, drop of blood…everything will be checked out.
Colleen fills his mother in on what he knows so far. Starr tells that her mother is doing much better now and should be waking up soon. Marty isn't sure how the kids came to be the ones to find Truman's lawyer's body and wants to hear more about that. Marty figures out that Cole ditched community service or he wouldn't be here in front to her right now. Cole tells that he wanted to talk to Spencer, but Marty can only think of the danger that her son put himself in by even thinking of going near Spencer. "Yeah, I figured that out when I saw him holding you at gunpoint. Mom, you were way too wrapped up with him, all right? I needed to -- to set him straight. And I just ran into Starr down here. I --" Starr makes sure to throw in that she and Cole were not hanging out together. They know they are not to be together. "Hmm. Yeah, I don't believe either one of you, but you know what? That is the least of our problems right now," Marty says. "Cole didn't do anything wrong, ok? He was just trying to protect you. I didn't want him to face Dr. Truman alone, so I went in there with him and we found his lawyer dead in his bed. That's when we figured that Spencer must've escaped. I was freaking out. In fact, Spencer could've hurt my mom. Nobody even knew that he had escaped. And before we could call the police or contact anybody, the guard came in." Starr takes all the blame for them being involved in all this. Cole tries to take the blame now, but Starr jumps in. "Ok, you know what? We did it together. But nobody is mad at us, and the important thing is, is that Spencer is gone. The whole thing will be cool by tomorrow morning." Marty knows that things are anything but cool. "Cole is on probation for possession of an illegal substance and he skipped his community service and the two of you shouldn't even be talking to each other!" Marty keeps talking to the kids and is a little surprised to learn that Starr didn't know where her father was at the time of the murder. Starr sees the suspicious look in Marty's eye and asks her point blank if she thinks that her father is the murderer.
Blair finally comes too and Paige is the first person she sees. "You're ok. You're fine. Listen, Spencer drugged you, but we're giving you something to flush out your system, so it'll be a few hours before you feel like yourself." Antonio is on the sidelines waiting for a chance to jump in and asks his questions. "Look, Paige, you know as well as I do if there's any chance she's going to talk, her recall's likely to be better immediately after the incident. I won't push her. I promise." Paige steps aside and allows Antonio to walk through. Antonio gets to the meat of the matter and tells Blair that Spencer is dead and he needs to know if she knows who killed him.
"I've got to do this by the book for your sake. Now, I'm going to help you just as much as I possibly can, but you need to get yourself a lawyer before you say anything." Rex wants to talk to Bo but Bo won't let him and they walk off together…Natalie tries to be nonchalant when she arrives on the scene. She sees Officer Madison and chats him up a bit about the case, but she doesn't get much out of him. When she hears that Donna Johnson is in charge, she smiles. The officer starts stopping her from entering the crime scene but Natalie reminds him that she studied forensics and won't upset anything by going in and talking to her teacher for a bit. Donna is surprised to see Natalie there. Natalie pulls out her rubber gloves and puts them on saying that she heard what happened and came to see if she could help.
Marty denies that she was accusing Todd of the killing just now when she was mulling over his whereabouts. " You think that just because my dad raped you that he's capable of anything, but he's not -- he's changed!" Todd arrives and sees his daughter with Marty and that punk. She tells her father that Spencer is gone forever. Todd finds it a little strange when he hears that Antonio is in with Blair. He goes into the room and is relieved to see that Blair is fine. "We're going to celebrate later," Todd promises Blair. "If we're going to catch this killer, we need to know what she saw," Antonio shares. "Well, if you do catch him, make sure you give him a big medal," Todd suggests. Paige doesn't want this kind of talk around her patient and asks the men to leave now. Blair wants to talk to Antonio now. Antonio will do that but asks Todd to leave first. Todd will not go. The men go to the side to talk quietly. "Spencer had her in a wedding gown, man. I mean, I don't know what happened to her. I don't know what that pig did to her. He had his hands all over her. She's obviously confused and upset about him. I don't think she's in any condition to be interrogated," Todd explains. "I understand that, but she witnessed the murder. Right? And I can't question her with the number one suspect holding her hand," Antonio shoots back. Todd smiles at the ridiculous statement. The police think that he did this.
Cole thinks that things are going to get better now. Starr's mother is going to get better and Spencer is gone. Starr saw the look in Marty's eyes before when they were talking about Spencer and who might have killed him. Starr knows what Marty must have been thinking when they were going over Spencer's killing. Starr tells Cole that she hates that everyone blames her father for everything that happens in this town, all the time. This time, however, she knows that her father didn't do it…
Rex tries to give Bo a statement but Bo doesn't want one. He thinks that is a bad idea. Rex says that he ended up in that room with Spencer and Blair because he was looking for Todd. "He hired me to do some investigating. I wanted to give him an update. But when I walked in, I saw Truman lying on the floor. I guess I was in shock. I -- I didn't think. I just picked up the scissors, I don't know why." Rex knows that he screwed up! "Big time. See, this isn't some simple little mistake -- this is the highlight zone. You couldn't look any more guilty. All right, there's something that you're not telling me. Ok. I don't see that you have any motive for killing Spencer Truman." So if Bo doesn't see any motive for Rex killing Spencer, he has to wonder why Rex looks so guilty.
Roxy tells Marcie that if someone were to leave her place, she would know about it. She prides herself on how well she watches that front door. "Oh, yeah. Well, I did go to the bathroom -- about four times. But I'm real quick, you know, and I leave the door open a little crack, you know?" Roxy knows that Michael would have said something if he had seen her when he were coming or going. "Yeah. Yeah, he would have. You know, I guess that he got called into work and I just -- I probably just didn't hear it, that's all," Marcie says as if trying to convince herself of what she is saying. Roxy knows that having kids and taking care of them make parents sleep like a log. "I don't know about that, actually. Uh -- you know, I'll just call Michael's cell and I'll -- I'll see you later. Night." Roxy leans to Tommy. "Good night, baby. Well, don't let the bed bugs bite -- not that we have any, not this week. Ooh, I got to pee again."
"You all right? Ok. All right. Oh. It looks like Roxy's in the back. She can't see you out here, man. You know?" Michael says to his brother as brings him into the establishment. Michael tells John that he has to get to his room by himself. He doesn't want anyone to know that John was out of his room on this particular night. John can do it but worries about his brother and how he is going to get home unseen. Michael knows that he can pull that off. John scampers off now. Michael calls to Roxy to answer her call. He tells her who it is and she seems relieved.
Marcie tries calling Michael again after trying to get back to sleep but failing. She can't help shaking the feeling that something is terribly wrong here. The phone rings and rings but no one answers. The outgoing message comes on and Marcie listens till it ends. "I woke up and you weren't here. Um -- I guess -- I guess I just didn't hear the pager. Anyway, look -- I hope you don't have to work too late, you know? I hate waking up without you, so come home soon, ok? I love you."
Todd denies having killed Spencer but would shower the killer with gifts if he knew who that person were. "Look, if you're not guilty, why don't you just step outside because you're only making things worse, and that way I can get on with my job and talk to Blair," Antonio says. Todd just really feels that Blair isn't in the position to be answering any questions. She is also full of drugs right now. As her husband, Todd really feels the need to protect her. Antonio reminds Todd that he isn't married to Blair. Todd gives in finally and he and Paige leave the room. Antonio gets closer to Blair to start questioning her.
Todd goes alone to Starr who is waiting impatiently outside the room for any news on her mother's condition that she can get. Todd updates Starr on what is going on with her mother. She is answering questions right now with Antonio. Starr knows that her mother was drugged and Todd hopes that Blair was out of for the whole time that whatever was going on, was going on. Starr is sure that she knows who did this. Todd turns to her interested in what she has to say.
"I thought we were friends, Balsom -- you've covered my back, I've covered yours. But, see, I can't cover yours now without your help. Why won't you tell me the truth?" Bo wants to help Rex but he can't do that if the man will not confide in him. They have helped each other out before, and Bo needs to know everything if he is to put the right spin on this. Rex is afraid though of getting Bo in trouble. All he needs is for Bo just to believe him now. "I am telling you the truth, but I get why you think that I'm not. It'd kill me to mess you up, so go ahead. Arrest me. Charge me with murder. You have no choice."
Donna instructs the team as they do their work. "Make sure you document that." She turns to Natalie now. "I thought you were taking a break from your coursework to help your Boyfriend." Natalie stutters before getting her sentence out. "Yeah, he's feeling a lot better. He insisted I get back to work and I -- I kind of miss it." Donna is fully equipped to get the job done though. "I have a full team here, don't really need another set of hands. This case also has personal connections for you," she points out as another reason why Natalie doesn't need to be there. She understands, and so she just asks to stay so that she can observe. Donna will allow that. She warns Natalie to keep her mouth shut and her eyes open. "Don't try to snow me, Natalie. I know how you operate. All right, heads up, everybody. Natalie here is going to be observing. For those of you who don't know, she's the commissioner's niece, so make it look good. Over here." Donna walks off to another corner of the room, and Natalie goes to the body. Spencer still lays face down on the floor…and that is why Natalie sees it. Natalie involuntarily let's out a sound. "I -- I'm sorry, I just felt a little bit nauseous. I guess I didn't realize blood had a smell," Natalie says when Donna turns suspiciously in her direction. Donna warns Natalie to be careful, and also to get a stronger stomach if she intends on doing this for a living. Natalie humbly accepts the advice.
Michael can see that Roxy isn't looking all that great and he asks why. "First of all, your better half was looking for you, and second of all, your kid was teething like nobody's business." Marcie realizes that he is going to have some explaining to do when he is told that Marcie was downstairs looking for him. Roxy offers Michael a drink cause she knows that he is going to need it for when he goes upstairs, but he refuses it. He reports that John is doing good when Roxy asks about him and she is glad to hear it. She asks Michael to tell John hello next time he sees him. Michael will do that. He takes off now to see his wife.
Rex is willing to get locked up. He knows that Bo has no choice in the matter and will have to do it. He knows the drill and expects to now be taking in for questioning, even though Bo just wants to talk now. "I don't mean to cause trouble-- really. I just-- I can't help it. Even when I'm positive I'm doing the right thing, I just end up making things worse." Bo knows that dealing with this right now, just between the both of them is the better way to handle this. "You know, when I get you down to the station, we're not going to be able to talk like this. So I think you better tell me right now, how'd you get mixed up in all this? What do you have to do with the Mannings and Spencer Truman?"
Starr tells her father how Rex was in the room when Bo first came in, and how he had the weapon in his hand. Todd smiles. Todd tells Starr that she needs to keep this information to himself. Starr will but is proud to say that she thanked Rex for what he did. Todd understands her feelings but warns her that she shouldn’t let people hear her say these things. When he hears that Cole was at with Starr when all this happened, he tells her to make sure that he keeps his mouth shut too.
"The two of you have been spending way too much time together, ok? And we're going to deal with this before it gets out of hand." Cole and Starr don't know what to say to Marty about this. They hang out together because they just like each other. Marty won't let up. "Hey, you caused this problem. You took the steroids, not me. Now, look, and I will help you in any way that I can, but you have to deal with the consequences of that." Cole can't understand how his mother can be so focused on his love life when a murder just took place. Marty doesn't like Cole's tone. "All right, listen, I'm sorry, ok? But all I care about right now is that Starr doesn't have to be scared anymore and you're safe. I don't care what you think. All right? Spencer deserved to die. And I -- I feel no remorse for thinking that way." Marty doesn't like what her son is saying but he knows that she has to feel somewhere inside that Spencer dying is the best thing for everyone.
Michael checks on his brother and is glad to find him in his room. John gives his brother a sincere 'thank you' for helping him out that night. "Our whole lives, John -- it's finally done. Now we can have some peace. Maybe Dad can, too. Somehow, I thought it would feel better. Maybe tomorrow? You know, when it's in the paper and everybody's talking about it, maybe-- maybe then I'll feel different." Michael has to get going to see Marcie who has been beside herself, but first John needs to say something to him. He wants Michael to know that their father would have been proud of his son for what he did that night. Marcie suddenly appears demanding to know what is going on with Michael.
Blair understands where she is and that she had to be moved because of the killing. Antonio worries that Blair might not know what she is saying but Paige thinks that she is alright. "Yes, I think she does. Her answers may not hold up in court, but if you need to ask her questions for your investigation, just go ahead. Blair, you take it easy, ok? I'm going to be right outside. Ok." Paige turns to Antonio now. "And if you -- if you find out who killed Spencer, please tell me, because I would like to shake that person's hand." Paige now goes to Todd who is outside the room. "She's ok. She's fine. Todd, she wasn't raped. So if that was Spencer's intention, he didn't get that far, thank God." Todd is really happy to hear this. If Spencer had raped Blair, he remarks that he would have to kill the man all over again.
When Antonio turns to Blair to start asking her questions again, she quickly tells him that she has no idea who killed Spencer before he starts asking his questions.
"I have a lot of dealings with the Mannings. I work for Todd, like I said, and Adriana and Blair are cousins, which kind of makes me family. It -- look -- I know you're pissed, and I know how bad this looks, but I didn't kill the guy." Bo knows that. This isn't his issue. "I know you didn't! See, but I can't take that to the DA. What I need is for you to tell me what you did do, and why you did it. Come on, Balsom! Why did you go in the hospital room? Why did you have the murder weapon in your hand? And why are you stonewalling me right now, instead of telling the truth?" Rex can't. What he did isn't black or white. It's gray and he just really needs Bo to trust that he is doing the right thing here. "Oh, come on. Whether I trust you or not is going to be totally irrelevant when CSU finds your DNA, your fingerprints, and God knows what else all over the crime scene. And I'm sure -- I'll guarantee you, all of that evidence is going to point right to you. So what I need from you right now is the truth -- right out of your mouth. Otherwise, all the evidence they find -- it's going to stand up, and it's going to scream -- 'Rex Balsom killed Spencer Truman!' Can I be any clearer, Balsom?"
Natalie looks at the hair on Spencer's shirt and tries not to be too obvious as she stares at it. The CSIs are everywhere and she can't make a move to pick up the brown strands that look like they might belong to John, without attracting the attention of someone in the room. Natalie points to a corner and tells Donna that a space with blood spatter on it has been missed. Donna is grateful for the watchful eye of Buchanan and hopes that she thinks about returning to the forensics program as it is clear that she would be good in that position. "Ahem -- we'll see. You know, it feels pretty good to be back at a crime scene. Well, "good's" a relative word, but --" Natalie talks casually while using a tissue to quickly pick up the hair from Spencer's shirt in the seconds she has before Donna turns around and catches her. Donna inspects the blood spatter that Natalie points out and talks to Natalie who is behind her stooping beside Spencer. "I understand what you're saying. But not many trainees show up at a crime scene unannounced. It says something about you." Natalie takes the tissue with the hairs in it and quickly shoves it into her bra, while remarking that she has to admit that she likes taking matters into her own hands.
It's time for Marty and Cole to go but he wants to say goodbye to Starr first. Todd says thank you to Cole when he expresses that he is glad that this is over for the family. Starr thanks Cole too. Marty is ready to go and so she comes to get Cole and they leave. Starr sees that her father is about to say something and so she tells him not to start.
Antonio wonders why Blair suddenly blurted out that she doesn't know who killed Spencer all of a sudden like that. "He was on top of me. I was really drugged and he -- I couldn't see who it was when they came in. But whoever killed Spencer did it to save me. They did it for me."
Rex isn't bothered when Bo tells him that he will be taken down to the station and held overnight. First he will be questioned extensively and then jailed. Rex knows the procedure that the police uses and he welcomes it. He wants to be treated just like Bo would treat anyone else in the same mess that he is in now. He doesn't want Bo to have any problems because of him. Bo promises to wring the boy's neck when they finally get all this sorted out and the case is over.
"Well, I think he's cutting another tooth. He woke up screaming, and that's when I realized that you weren't here." Michael looks sheepish. "I'm sorry. I -- I couldn't sleep, you know? I was tossing and turning and I didn't want to wake you up. You looked so peaceful." Michael says that he just couldn't sleep and he was worried about John. Marcie immediately thinks that there is something wrong with John. Michael says that he got a call from John and went to go see how he was doing. "I -- I'm -- I'm sorry. I -- I don't mean to interrogate you. It's -- I -- I was scared. I don't like waking up and not knowing where you are, you know?" Michael promises that won't happen again. He has a feeling that they will all be sleeping better from now on.
Natalie returns home and announces that she just went to the crime scene for a bit. "Yeah. You know, I just wanted to see how everything works in case I decide to get back into the Forensics program." John wants to know if she learned anything. "Yeah. This was a bit overwhelming. Anyway -- I mean, are you -- are you feeling ok? You were pale as a ghost at the hospital." She tells John to get some rest. She is leaving the room though and he asks her why. She says that she feels a little wired and will be in soon. When she hits the other room and is alone, she wonders to herself what the hell it was that John did tonight!
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