Decisions are questioned in Springfield...
Phillip is with Beth in her room.
He looks at the illustrations.
They are identical to those he saw nearly 30 years ago.
He looks at her.
Her eyes are in tears.
He stares, "There is no way you could have done this unless.... Oh my God. It's really you isn't it?"
He rushes to her, "Oh my God! Oh Beth! I am so sorry! I'm so sorry. I was so afraid you would never come back to us. I thought Lorelei had taken over for good."
She shakes her head.
He sighs, "Is it true? That you... that you left right before our wedding two years ago?"
He looks down, "I can't believe I didn't realize it. I mean I knew something was wrong."
She puts her hands on his face.
He stares into her eyes.
He sighs, "I wish you could speak to me."
Beth stares into Phillip's eyes.
She leans in close.
Beth kisses Phillip.
Drew sits in her room.
She is listening to the radio.
Ever since she lost her sight, she tends to leave it on all day.
There is a knock at her door.
She hollers, "I'm coming. It'll be a second."
She stands up slowly.
Drew turns herself towards the direction of the door.
She hollers again, "Who is it?"
Gus is on the other side of the door, "It's me, Gus."
She opens the door, "Hey."
He looks at her, "Hey. I'm sorry I know it's rude of me to just stop by like this-"
She shakes her head, "No it's not. Come on in, it's good to see you... or here you."
He nods, "So how have you been since your accident?"
She sighs, "Well I can't see so that sucks. But other than that better I suppose. It's very humbling to say the least."
He sighs, "Yeah I'd imagine.
She looks towards him, "So is there any other reason that you came over here to see me?"
He sits, "Uh... I feel weird. I mean I haven't talked to you since the Bauer Barbecue right before... you're accident."
She sighs, "Yeah. Not like I deserved it. I was cheating on you with Jesse, and lying to both of you."
He nods, "But after your accident I should have put that aside. We were really close once Drew. I still care about you."
She smiles, "Good. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me one day. If you can."
He nods, "Of course. You're already forgiven."
She grins, "Good. So I'm kind of out of the loop on all the happenings in Springfield. Are you back with Harley yet?"
A surprised Gus stares at her.
Noah and Josh are talking.
Josh sighs, "I believe legally you cannot share my personal information with anyone. And that includes Reva. As a matter of fact especially Reva. You can't tell her about this."
He stares, "Are you serious? You are really going to ask me to keep a secret from Reva?"
Josh nods, "Yes."
Noah shakes his head, "Not to sound paranoid Josh but this really sounds like another desperate attempt to break us up."
Josh shakes his head, "Cancer isn't a joke. And if I have it then I want to handle it my way."
Noah stares, "After everything you went through when Reva kept her cancer a secret? Come on Josh this is unbelievable. You of all people? This would make you a-"
Josh nods, "Hypocrite. I know. But Reva is not my wife anymore. And I'm not certain I have cancer yet. So why worry her if it's not as big of a deal as I'm making it."
Noah stares at him.
Josh sighs, "But if I am indeed sick, then I will tell them. Reva, Marah, Shayne, my whole family. But just my family. I'm not announcing this to the world."
Noah looks at him, "You promise?"
Josh nods, "If I'm dying then my family deserves to know. I'm not letting them down."
Noah looks at a very strong but shaken Josh.
Annie sits on her bed.
She pops a few pills in her mouth.
She grabs her drink and washes them down.
She wipes her mouth.
Annie turns and stares at herself in the mirror from across the room.
She starts to cry.
There is a knock at the door.
She pulls herself together, "Coming."
Annie puts everything away.
She answers the door.
Marah rushes in.
Annie looks at her, "What's going on?"
Marah sighs, "I can't do this! I'm sorry I just can't handle this anymore. I just can't."
A confused Annie stares, "What's going on?"
Marah sighs, "Edmund just told me that he loves me. For the very first time! And I couldn't say it back."
Annie stares, "Okay."
Marah nods, "I can't say it back until I am honest with him and I can tell him the truth... about everything?"
Annie scoffs, "What the hell are you saying?"
Marah nods, "I am going to tell Edmund about what we did. He needs to know that I was behind Ava's kidnapping."
Annie shakes her head, "Hell no."
Marah looks at her, "I really think he'll help. If he really loves me then he'll get past it."
Annie grabs her arm, "No. You can't and you won't."
Marah stares at her.
Eden and Maureen walk down the street.
Eden approaches Matilda who is on the ground.
Eden looks at her, "Matilda? Oh my God what happened to you? Are you okay? What's wrong?"
Matilda laughs, "Nothing. Just a usual day in the life you know. Same old same old."
Eden shakes her head, "Maureen call someone."
Maureen gets her phone.
Matilda jumps up, "No don't you dare! I ain't getting the cops involved in this mess."
Eden stares at her.
Maureen puts her phone away.
Eden sighs, "Matilda, please tell me you didn't downgrade yourself. You're not..."
Matilda laughs, "Yep."
Eden shakes her head, "I can't belive this. You are so much better than this. You know that."
She scoffs, "Like you'd know. There is no fancy escort service around here anymore. We all had to go back to our old bosses after you left. And they weren't easy on us."
Eden shakes her head, "I had to go into the witness protection program. Vinnie Salerno wanted me dead."
Matilda nods, "Yeah... sell out."
Eden stares at her.
A shocked Maureen looks at them.
Susan sits with Stephanie in her parent's living room.
Charles and Vivian turn and stare at Stephanie.
Vivian shakes her head, "You can't be serious."
Stephanie nods, "I am."
Charles scoffs, "You cannot raise this baby!"
Stephanie stares, "Why the hell not? I don't understand why I should punish my baby because of it's father."
Vivian scoffs, "Guillespie isn't just some loser! He's a murderer! He killed Tammy Winslow."
Charles nods, "And he's a drug dealer. You really want your child connected to that?"
Vivian sighs, "To top it all of he beat you Stephanie! He threw you down a flight of stairs."
Stephanie stares are her disapproving parents.
Charles sighs, "We aren't saying this to hurt you. But how can you raise a baby after all you've been through?"
Stephanie begins to cry.
She looks down at the ground.
Susan stands up, "Enough! You know who you both sound like? Guillespie! That is exactly how he talked to her. He made her feel like crap about herself. Maybe you should take a long hard look in the mirror."
The two of them stare at Susan.
Susan sighs, "Stephanie will be a good Mom. She is smart, strong, and she is brave. Her kid's gonna be pretty damn lucky."
Stephanie looks up at her.
Susan looks at her, "Let's go."
Stephanie gets up.
The two walk out.
Gus stares at Drew.
He turns away and starts laughing.
She grins, "I may be blind but I can tell a fake laugh when I hear one. Especially yours."
He scoffs, "It wasn't fake."
She laughs, "Okay, then what's so funny?"
He sighs, "I'm not with Harley."
Drew nods, "Yet."
He shakes his head, "Not ever again. Harley and I divorced years ago and we are staying that way."
Drew nods, "I see."
He sighs, "Why would you think we were getting back together? What gave you that idea?"
She sighs, "Gus a part of me always knew you would end up back with Harley one day. Everyone knows."
Gus shakes his head, "No. Not this time. Harley and Phillip are together now and nothing is changing that."
Drew laughs, "I'm pretty sure Phillip and Beth will get back together one day. Just another one of those couples."
He shakes his head, "Life is a little more complicated than that."
She sighs, "Say what you want Gus but it's only a matter of time before you are back with Harley. I'd be good money on it."
He shakes his head, "I don't know about that."
She smiles, "You'll see."
He stares at her.
She sighs, "Now if you'll excuse me I have some stuff to do."
He nods, "I can take a hint. It was good seeing you Drew."
She smirks, "Good hearing you."
Gus hugs her before he leaves.
Eden and Maureen are walking.
Maureen sighs, "That was weird."
Eden nods, "Yeah..."
Maureen looks at her, "Do you want to talk about it? You've been pretty quiet since."
Eden sighs, "I'm sorry. I probably ruined your day with all of this. I shouldn't have brought you here."
Maureen shakes her head, "It's cool. I just didn't expect to see something like that."
Eden nods, "She had come so far. That's why I started 'The Garden of Eden' in the first place. Girls like her were getting treated like trash and I was sick of it."
Maureen nods, "That makes sense."
Eden looks at her, "I mean I know it's not the most important job in the world. But we were legit. And it was mine you know? I did it all on my own and I was so proud of myself."
Maureen turns to her, "You should be. I mean that's amazing. I have never done anything like that..."
Eden stares at her.
Maureen sighs, "Oh I mean like business wise. But I've never been an escort either. Just not for me."
Eden sighs, "It's not for most people."
Maureen looks at her, "Do you think you'll ever get back into that business again?"
Eden takes a deep breath, "You know yesterday I would have said 'no way'. But now... I'm not sure."
The two ladies keep walking.
Susan and Stephanie get into the car.
They sit there for a moment
Susan sighs, "I'm sorry for yelling at your parents. I get pretty heated about certain things."
Stephanie sighs, "It's okay."
Susan looks at her, "You sure?"
Stephanie nods, "Yeah. I guess I just thought that they would be more understanding."
Stephanie starts crying.
Susan looks at her, "Hey. It's going to be okay. Don't worry. You're going to be a good Mom."
Stephanie looks at her, "You really think so?"
Susan sighs, "Maybe I can help you... through the pregnancy."
Stephanie smiles, "I would really appreciate that. No one else understand what I've been through."
Susan nods, "But we have to put everything in the past. No more fighting about Sam or worry about Guillespie."
Susan sticks out her hand.
Stephanie shakes it.
Susan starts her car.
They pull out of the driveway.
Susan looks at her, "Hey you know what this reminds me of?"
Stephanie wipes her tears, "What?"
Susan starts singing, "We're gonna do it. Give us any chance we'll take it. Read us any rule we'll make it. We're gonna make our dreams come true... come on you know the words."
Stephanie laughs, "Doing it our way."
The two sing, "There's nothing we won't try, never heard the word impossible, this time there's no stopping us, we're gonna do it!"
The two sing the Laverne and Shirley theme song all the way home.
Josh and Noah are still in the room.
Noah turns away.
Josh sighs, "I'm really sorry it has to be like this Noah. I hope you understand."
Noah sighs, "Believe it or not Josh, I actually do understand why you want it this way."
Josh looks at him, "You do?"
Noah nods, "Yes. You don't want to worry your family if there is nothing to worry about. I think that makes a lot of sense and I think that is a very fair decision."
Josh nods, "Good, I think so too."
Noah looks at him, "But for the record, I really hope there is nothing to worry about."
Josh sighs, "Believe me, so do I. I can't deal with this right now I have too much going on."
Noah nods, "I'll do whatever I can. I promise. But you have to swear you will tell your family if you do have cancer."
Josh sighs, "I swear."
Noah looks at him, "I have to go set up your appointments. I'll be back in a few minutes."
Josh nods, "Thank you Noah."
Noah walks out.
A very nervous Josh looks around the room.
He fears what his future holds.
Annie has a hold of Marah's arm.
Marah stares at her.
Annie shakes her head, "You cannot tell Edmund anything! Do you understand me Marah?"
Marah pulls, "Let go."
Annie lets go.
Marah rubs her arm, "What is wrong with you?"
Annie stares, "Just tell me you won't confess to Edmund! You have to promise me Marah."
Marah stares, "Are you drunk?"
Annie turns away.
Marah scoffs, "Oh my God! This is unbelievable. You've been sober for over a decade Annie."
Annie scoffs, "You don't understand so don't you dare judge me Marah. And don't even think of telling Edmund."
Marah cries, "I have to! I will try to keep your name out of it!"
Annie shouts, "Try? I can't let you ruin my life Marah. I love you, but I can't let you do this."
Marah backs away, "I'm sorry. I should have done this a long time ago. I never should have got you involved."
Annie scoffs, "Too late. You already did."
Marah has tears in her eyes, "I am so sorry Annie. But I'm going to sleep on it. But I'm like 99% sure that I'm going to tell him. So please just prepare yourself."
Annie shakes her head, "No."
Marah walks to the door.
Annie hollers, "I'm warning you Marah, you don't want this."
Marah just walks out.
A frustrated Annie punches the wall.
Beth and Phillip are kissing in her hospital bed.
Phillip is brought back to many memories.
He pulls away, "No Beth..."
Beth stares at him.
He sighs, "I'm sorry... you know I'm back with Harley now. I'm in love with Harley."
He sighs, "I'm sorry."
She shakes her head.
Beth holds his hand.
She kisses it.
He kisses her hand.
The two stare at each other.
He looks at her, "I'm going to go check on your Mom. I'll be back in a little while."
She smiles at him.
He goes out in the hall.
Lillian looks at him, "What are you doing?"
He smiles, "You were right."
Lillian grins, "I told you! Beth is back! She's really back!"
The two hug.
Phillip smiles, "I can't believe it either."
Lillian smiles, "What convinced you? Tell me everything."
Phillip stares at her.
He turns back and looks at Beth's room.
Annie has a vicious plan!
Blake gets suspicious
Dinah crashes into Mallet
Marti gets ready to make her mark
Dalton pleads with Ashlee
Someone returns to Springfield