Mistakes cost people trust in Springfield...
The five teenage girls sit around Leah's room.
Belinda looks at all of them.
Leah sits across from her.
Marti looks at her, "So what is the worst thing that you have ever done to someone in this room?"
Belinda stares at Leah.
Spencer looks over, "You okay?"
Belinda nods, "Yeah."
Clarissa sighs, "Belinda..."
Leah looks at her, "What? Belinda I know you used to tease me and stuff. We didn't always get a long. But we're past that now. You never dished out anything I couldn't handle."
Belinda nods, "Yeah I did."
Leah stares, "I'm confused."
Belinda sighs, "I'm sorry. I need to tell you this because I have kept it a secret for too long."
All of the girls look at each other.
Leah nods, "Okay. Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not that big of a deal. We're cool now."
Belinda sighs, "Over the summer... I hated you Leah. And you said some things that really hurt me."
Leah nods, "And I'm sorry-"
Belinda shakes her head, "Don't apologize. You already paid for what you did... trust me."
Leah stares, "What are you talking about?"
Belinda sighs, "We got into an argument and CO2. You and Zach got up and walked away. But he left his phone behind. So I looked at it to see if I could find anything embarrassing and I found the naked picture that you had sent him and...."
Leah shouts, "And what!?!"
Leah's eyes are starting to tear up.
Belinda sighs, "It was me Leah. I was the one who sent your sext around to everybody. I sent it to my phone and I sent to just about everyone. I ruined your life and I am sorry."
All of the girls stare in shock.
A furious Leah stares back at her.
Kevin is on top of Henson.
Kevin continues throwing punches down on him.
Henson's friends try to pull Kevin off.
Rocky runs over, "Kevin stop! Stop it!!!"
Rocky grabs his arm.
After a long struggle Rocky finally drags him away.
Henson's friends pick him up.
His face is covered in blood.
One of his friends rushes towards Kevin.
Rocky is holding Kevin back.
He turns to the guy, "Back up! I'm a cop! I'm a cop!"
The guy scoffs, "You gonna do something about your boyfriend there? Put some cuffs on him."
Rocky nods, "I can do that. You wanna press charges? We can go down to the station and you can file a report on how you got attacked by a gay guy outside of a club. You want to do that now?"
Henson shakes his head.
Rocky looks at them, "You sure?"
The guys nod.
Rocky sighs, "Get out of here. Get your buddy checked out."
The guys leave.
Kevin is pacing now.
Rocky looks at him, "What the hell was that?"
Kevin starts kicking his car.
Rocky sighs, "Knock it off."
Kevin continues kicking.
Rocky looks at him, "You need to calm down."
Kevin screams in his face, "I can't believe this!"
A frightened Rocky backs away.
Amanda is in the study.
She stops and looks in the mirror.
She still has a few bruises from Santo Domingo.
She takes a deep breath.
She knows she needs some change in her life.
Vicky walks in, "Well look Amanda is busy studying her favorite subject: herself."
Amanda sighs, "What do you want Vicky?"
Vicky stares, "No backhanded compliment from you? You must be tired or something huh?"
Amanda shakes her head, "I've changed Vicky. You would too if you went through what I did."
Vicky scoffs, "You weren't the only person who was invited to that crazy dinner party."
Amanda shakes her head, "It was more than that. It was a huge wake up call. I don't know how to explain it."
Vicky sighs, "This is a Spaulding Specialty. Some big life altering event causes you to rethink things. You turn your life around and spend a few months trying to make up for your sins. Then you realize you've lost your power and revert to your old ways. Alan wrote the book on that."
Amanda shakes her head, "It's different this time."
Vicky nods, "I'll believe it when I see it."
Amanda sighs, "Then get ready for it."
Amanda takes a long look in the mirror.
Ashlee has her back to the crowd behind her.
She turns around.
She sees Dalton still staring at her.
She walks over to him.
She whispers, "What did you just say?"
He nods, "I said I love you. It was spontaneous I know. But I meant it. I love you Ashlee."
She backs away, "How dare you."
Everyone hollers at her.
She shouts, "No, no, no! You can't do this! You can't pressure me into forgiving him! He hurt me. Has anyone asked if I've healed? Has anyone asked if I'm ready to forgive him? If I'm ready to trust him? Does anyone care about how I feel?"
Everyone gets quiet.
She looks at Dalton, "I don't think anyone here really cares about how I feel inside."
She walks away.
Her eyes fill with tears.
He follows her.
The two are alone now.
He sighs, "Ashlee I'm sorry. I thought this would be romantic but obviously it backfired."
She turns, "How dare you! This is my work! And you are going to use it to hurt me again?"
He sighs, "When will you see that I'm not trying to hurt you? I'm just that stupid."
She sighs, "And I'm supposed to forgive you?"
He shakes his head, "No. You don't have to. But if you do then you'll make me the luckiest guy in Springfield."
Ashlee stares into Dalton's eyes.
Roxie is working behind the bar.
Another bartender takes over.
She looks at him, "I'm getting some stuff from the back. Holler at me if you need me."
She steps out.
She starts to walk towards the back room.
Johnny walks over, "Hey."
She looks at him, "Hey."
He nods, "You got time to talk?"
She shakes her head, "No can do. I need to take care of a few things. So if you'll excuse me-"
He sighs, "I'll help."
She shakes her head, "I don't think so."
He looks at her, "Are we ever going to talk about what happened? I think it's been long enough."
Roxie looks at him, "About what?"
He sighs, "You know what."
She shakes her head.
He nods, "The kiss Rox."
She nods, "Oh! What are we going to talk about it for?"
He looks at her, "Don't be like that."
She sighs, "I'm busy."
Roxie walks away.
Johnny waits for her to come back.
Drew and Jesse are packing the last of their things.
Drew is folding up clothes.
He is cleaning out the closet.
She smiles, "I can tell I'm doing a good job."
He looks, "Actually you are. Everything looks perfectly organized and fit in nicely."
She nods, "Not being able to see actually helps. Like when you straighten your hair. It looks better when you can't see what you're doing. I've learned that applies to a lot of other things."
He laughs, "Well I don't know much about straightening hair. But I know that your positive attitude has been refreshing. It's pretty amazing how fast you're coping with your blindness."
Drew nods, "Losing your sight humbles you."
He nods, "I guess."
She sighs, "I had to accept it. This isn't some crazy soap opera where I lose my sight for a few months then miraculously get it back at the most convenient time. I am going to be blind for the rest of my life. I will never see anything ever again."
She sighs, "At first I thought this was my karma. I mean what are the odds that right after you and Gus had your fight and found out about each other, that I would have a firework blow up in my face? But now I feel like this was a blessing in disguise."
He nods, "Yeah."
She smiles, "It's certainly brought some great things and people back into my life."
He takes her hand, "I know the feeling."
Drew takes Jesse's hand.
She slowly puts it in front of her lips.
Drew kisses his hand.
Amanda is now looking out the window.
She still has a lot on her mind.
Vicky sighs, "I was thinking of holding the meeting at the Country Club but something about it just seems stuffy and unwelcoming. I don't want us to send out that vibe. What do you think?"
Amanda continues looking out the window.
Vicky shouts, "Amanda come on! I know you're focusing on the future or whatever. But I need you to focus on the company for at least a minute. Please?"
Amanda sighs, "I'm sorry. Sorry. What about the meeting?"
Vicky scoffs, "Where should we have it?"
Amanda shakes her head, "Why not Towers? We always have meetings at Towers. Why change it?"
Vicky stares, "Are you joking? Did you forget that the papers showed photos of you at Towers, practically dry humping the boy we all thought was your son? Remember that?"
Amanda nods, "I kissed him. And I shouldn't have lied. But Dalton was blackmailing me and I really thought... I don't know. He got in my head. He's good at that."
Vicky sighs, "Honestly I don't get how a woman could throw everything away for some guy."
Amanda nods, "It's sad."
Vicky nods, "Agreed."
Amanda stands, "But that's not me anymore. I'm cutting men out of my life from now on. I'm focusing on myself."
Vicky nods, "As long as it doesn't interfere with Spaulding then you'll hear no complaints out of me."
Amanda smiles to herself.
Ashlee and Dalton stare at each other.
Ashlee looks down.
Dalton sighs, "I hate making you sad."
She looks up, "Then why do you?"
He nods, "You're right. You are absolutely right. Why do I keep doing this to you? I'm selfish."
She nods, "Yeah you can be."
He backs away, "Not anymore."
She stares, "What?"
He nods, "I'm not going to do this to you again. I'm giving you one more chance to forgive me. If you don't then I will leave you alone and never bother you again. I'll leave Springfield."
She stares, "Dalton."
He nods, "I love you Ashlee. Just remember that."
She sighs, "What am I supposed to say?"
He sighs, "Nothing. Just say whatever you are feeling. All the cards are in your hands."
She stares at him.
He nods, "But I will make my plead one last time. I will do everything in my power to make you happy. I love you Ashlee. I don't want to lose you. Take me back. Please."
Ashlee keeps staring at him.
One of the little old ladies peaks her head over, "Well?"
Ashlee begins to smile, "I guess everyone deserves a second chance."
Dalton's eyes widen.
The crowd in the waiting room cheers.
Dalton and Ashlee smile at each other.
Roxie comes walking out carrying a large box.
Johnny rushes over, "Let me give you a hand."
Roxie shakes her head, "No thanks I got it."
He tries to help, "It's no big deal."
She shouts, "I said no."
The box falls.
A frustrated Roxie looks down.
He sighs, "I'm sorry-"
She puts her hand up, "Don't."
He nods, "I really want to talk to you."
She shakes her head, "Nope."
He looks at her, "I'm sorry I kissed you."
She shakes her head, "Don't be. I kissed you back. We both made a big mistake that day."
He nods, "It didn't feel like a mistake."
She nods, "Well it was."
He looks at her, "Look maybe we disagree. But the fact is we share a daughter. And we are both trying to bond with Ashlee. We are going to have to deal with each other."
She nods, "I can deal with you Johnny. But I can't let you back into my life. You betrayed me once."
He sighs, "I know."
She shouts, "No you don't! You hurt me! You broke my heart and you ruined the next 20 years of my life. And I can't let that happen again. Just stay away from me."
Roxie walks away from him.
Kevin is walking around the parking lot.
He is trying to calm down.
Rocky is standing next to the car with his phone in his hand.
Kevin walks past him without making eye contact.
He sighs, "Let's go Rocky."
Rocky shakes his head, "No."
Kevin looks at him, "What?"
Rocky sighs, "I called Stephanie. She is picking me up and I'm staying there tonight."
Kevin scoffs, "Are you serious? Really?"
Rocky sighs, "I hate that side of you. I thought you had grown out of that. But I was wrong."
Kevin stares, "Whatever."
Rocky sighs, "It was that Kevin. That's the Kevin who jumped me that night! The one who called me a fag and said all of the horrible things that those guys were saying."
Kevin scoffs, "Don't do that. Don't use that to hurt me now. This has nothing to do with that."
Rocky shouts, "It has everything to do with that! It doesn't matter if you take your violence out on other people. It's still violence and I can't deal with that."
Kevin stares, "Are you serious?"
Rocky turns and sees the car waiting for him across the parking lot.
Kevin stares, "Rocky!"
Rocky backs away, "I'll call you in the morning."
Kevin shakes his head, "Why are you doing this?"
Rocky nods, "I was going to ask you the same thing."
Rocky turns and walks towards the car.
Kevin stands and watches in shock.
Kevin looks down and sees the blood still on his hand.
A moving truck drives down the road.
All of Jesse and Drew's stuff is inside.
The truck is on it's way to Max's place.
Jesse pulls up on his bike.
Drew sits on the back.
He look at the "Welcome to Springfield" sign down the road.
Jesse looks at her, "You ready to say goodbye?"
She nods, "Yeah."
He sighs, "I told Max it would be a while before we actually got there. I'm taking you on a trip first."
She smiles, "Sounds amazing."
He grins, "Of course it does. It's got me and you in it."
She nods, "Couldn't have said it better myself."
Jesse looks towards the road, "Are you ready?"
She wraps her arms around him.
She nods, "More than ready."
Jesse drives down the road.
Drew feels his stomach beneath her hands.
The wind blows through her hair sticking out under her helmet.
She feels it sliding over her.
She takes a deep breath.
Even though she can't see, she feels it as they pass the sign.
Jesse and Drew leave Springfield.
The room is dead silent.
Spencer and Clarissa squrim in the awkwardness.
Marti walks over to Leah's side.
Belinda looks at Leah.
Leah stares, "Why? Why would you hurt me like that? What did I do to deserve something like that?"
Belinda sighs, "You didn't deserve it. But I have so much hate built up towards girls that I associate you with. I took all of it out on you Leah. I'm sorry."
Leah scoffs, "You bitch."
Belinda swallows her pride and doesn't say a word.
Leah cries, "You mean, cruel, sick, bitch. How dare you? You're a horrible person. Not only for sending that picture but for letting someone else take the fall! For pretending to be my friend! You made me think we were cool! I stood up for you!"
Belinda nods, "I know."
Leah shouts, "Shut up! Look at you! You are sitting in my bedroom, eating my family's snacks, and playing games! What the hell is wrong with you? You're sick."
Belinda sighs, "But I'm telling you now! You never would have caught me but I'm still confessing. That has to count for something."
Leah nods, "Yeah. You didn't want RJ to tell me first."
Belinda nods, "Maybe so."
Leah shakes her head, "Get the hell out of here. Get out of my room you nasty slut."
Belinda grabs her things.
Clarissa starts to get up.
Belinda looks at her, "Stay. I want to be alone."
Belinda walks out.
Leah shouts, "Disgusting bitch!"
Marti puts her arm around her.
Leah cries, "How can someone be so sick? Do something so horrible and lie about it, then pretend to be your friend."
Marti shakes her head, "I don't know."
The girls console Leah.
Leah apologizes to James
Josh questions Annie!
Alex argues with Liz
Stephanie panics about being a Mom
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Phillip gets a shocking visitor