ROXY AND THE SALON: Roxy can’t believe her eyes when she opens the door to her shop and finds the place completely trashed. She is so shaken she simply begins yelling for the police as if Llanview’s finest could actually hear her. She just about goes into shock when she discovers the empty cash register.
TESS AND FORD: Tess and Ford are in a Vegas hotel room where Tess flitters around the room in her red and black lingerie. She is in her glory and decides she needs a drink. Ford grabs the beverage she’s selected and tells her she cannot drink because she needs to stay strong for the baby. Tess the tart is basically clueless–hell–this kid isn’t hers so why she she worry. Ford is out of his mind trying to deal with her.
DORIAN, VIKI AND THE COCKROACHES: Dorian visits Echo because she has a feeling Charlie is either there or was there. Charlie has just left Echo but he left his watch behind, so Echo believes the knock is Charlie returning. She cringes when she sees the mayor on the other side of her door. Dorian steps inside and tells Echo she got what she deserved living in this filthy place. Dorian believes Echo would do just about anything to get dig her claws into Charlie. She claims Viki is worried sick about him because he didn’t come home last night. Echo insists she has not seen him. She does say she cares about him and can’t imagine how he must be feeling after hearing that Rex is not his son. Dorian wants to know how Echo knows that if she hasn’t seen him. Echo claims Rex was here looking for Charlie as well and he told her. Echo attempts to get rid of Dorian my screaming she just saw a cockroach crawl into her puse–it wasn’t one of the big ones however. Dorian backs towards the door and notices Echo is wearing a man’s watch. She wonders why. Echo claims it’s a fashion statement. Dorian wants a closer look at the time piece but Echo screams about another roach and Dorian rushes off.
JOHN, KELLY AND NATALIE: Kelly exits the shower in that motel room wearing nothing but a towel. Natalie was already inside the room attempting to talk to John. She immediately realizes they slept together. Natalie tells John he owes her an explanation. Is this chick on drugs or something? She tells John she cannot believe he could do this to her–on what was supposed to be their wedding night. “You have a fiance and a son,” she says. John explains that Liam is not her son. She then begins to blab about how sure she is that they can work things out because they love each other. “We both went our separate ways,” said John. Natalie tells him she never went anywhere because she loves him and was going to marry him no matter what. “After all the lies?” John asks. Natalie wonders once again how John could do this to her. “Why are you still here Natalie?” he asks. He then tells her to leave and get it through her thick skull that he does not have a child. Natalie tells him she won’t give up on him. Don’t soap characters who get dumped ever have the brains to give their significant other some time to deal with the problem before they start stalking them to insist they know they will be together again? Give the guy a break Natalie!
STARR AND LANGSTON: Langston is done with Ford after he pulled one of his vintage moves by taking off with some blonde skank when it was supposed to be there big night together. Starr doesn’t get it. She thinks something happened to Ford. Langston is convinced he’s just a jerk. As they continue talking, Starr realizes the blonde skank that lured Ford away is most likely Tess, one of Jessica’s alters. This kid should join the police department.
BRODY AND ROXY: Roxy gets Brady to look at the damage in her salon and as soon as he reads the words “I am Back” written in lipstick on the broken mirror, he is sure Tess is back and is the one responsible for destroying Roxy’s place.
CHARLIE AND VIKI: Viki is grateful Charlie is home and relieved he is not drinking as well. She wonders where he was all night and mentions she thought he may have gone to see Echo. Viki doesn’t understand why Charlie didn’t call her. He says he wasn’t thinking straight. Viki is crushed hen she thinks about the fact that this is not the first time Charlie was unable to turn to her. She wonders if he trusts her. Charlie is feeling the guilt over sleeping with Echo and he is about to confess to Viki when Brody interrupts with some urgent news for Viki. Brody tells Viki Tess is back. There goes Charlie’s confession.
TESS AND FORD: Ford wants to call Jessica’s family but Tess tells him that would be a huge mistake. She tells him they will lock her up and he will never get to spend any time with his son. Tess explains that Clint has an arsenal of attorneys who can find a way to keep him from his child. She also points out the fact that he slept with Jessica when she was delusional and thought she was a high school student. Tess claims he will be looked upon as a pedophile. Where is she pulling this garbage from? Ford then wants to call Langston but Tess says they don’t have much time. Ford agrees to go do what they came here to do.