Nothing and no one is perfect in Springfield...
Mallet and Dinah's House:
Mallet and Dinah sit in their living room.
They are going over wedding plans.
She looks at him, "I just don't know. I mean technically this is our 3rd wedding. Our first was spur of the moment. But our second was a real wedding."
Mallet looks at her, "Yeah but now your Dad is here. You always wanted him to walk you down the aisle."
She sighs, "I know..."
He rubs her back, "Don't feel guilty about having a third wedding to the same man. Believe me, in this town we're still normal."
She laughs, "Amen to that."
He looks at her, "What about the wedding party?"
She sighs, "Hmm well my sister will not be in it for obvious reasons. And believe it or not I don't think I really have many friends."
He looks at her, "I'm sure you do."
She shakes her head, "I rarely talk to Harley anymore. Mel and Natalia haven't been my friends since we had our falling out a couple of years ago. Annie is behind bars, and Olivia is in rehab. Other than that, no friends."
He sighs, "Well I have some guys on the force who I could get maybe they have girlfriends-"
She covers her ears, "Oh no. Do not do that. Stop."
He laughs, "I'm sorry."
She sighs, "Maybe Anthony could carry the rings."
He looks at her, "What about Belinda?"
Dinah nods, "Ooh that's right! She's actually been very sweet lately towards me."
He stares, "Really?"
Dinah nods, "Well for her."
Mallet nods, "That's good. She seemed happy on Christmas when we got engaged again."
Dinah looks at him, "I know she has been upset lately but I think she's finally coming around. Maybe those crazy teen years are behind us."
Mallet puts his arm around her, "Now we can enjoy the few years we have until Anthony is a teenager."
The two kiss and continue their wedding plans.
Michelle is walking down the hall in her doctor's coat.
J walks up next to her, "Hey."
He puts his arm around her.
She shrugs it off, "Hey what's up?"
He laughs, "Jeez cold much?"
She looks at him, "What?"
He smirks, "Don't 'what' me. You know my manners suck so I'm going to obviously point out that you shrugged me off just now."
She sighs, "We're at work."
He stares, "So..."
She nods, "We need to be professional."
He continues staring at her.
She nods, "And my family works here. Okay? You happy?"
He stares, "And you still haven't told anyone that we've been seeing each other right? You know this is starting to bum me out."
She shakes her head, "It's really complicated for me."
He nods, "Really because it's not complicated for me. I want to shout it from the rooftops and brag to everyone."
She sighs, "I have kids. They lost their father a few years ago. I made the mistake of rushing into an engagement with Bill that failed miserably. I'm not letting that happen to my family again. I'm sorry."
He stares, "So what does that mean for us Michelle?"
She shakes her head, "I don't know okay?"
He looks at her, "You know what I think? I think you're the one who is afraid to get into a relationship again. And you're using your kids as an excuse."
She scoffs, "That's not fair."
He looks at her, "No. What's not fair, is that I'm putting my heart out there for you, that's something I don't do, and you're spitting on it."
She sighs, "J..."
He walks off, "Just don't."
Michelle watches as an upset J walks away from her.
It's almost the end of the day at Springfield High.
Coop hands Spencer her paper as she walks out of the room.
He nods, "Your poetry is quite remarkable for someone so young. But I have to say it's pretty dark. Anything you want to talk about?"
She takes her paper and walks away.
Robbie sees her in the hall and follows her, "Emma."
She rolls her eyes.
He sighs, "I mean Spencer."
She keeps walking.
He catches up with her, "I wanted to talk to you."
She nods, "You are."
He sighs, "I'm worried about you."
Spencer shakes her head, "Don't be."
He looks at her, "Why because there is no problem?"
She looks at him, "Mind your own business Robbie. I don't get why you keep harassing me. We aren't friends."
He sighs, "Maybe I want to be."
She chuckles, "Wow. No thanks."
He sighs, "Maybe I want to be more than friends."
She stops and stares at him, "What?"
He nods, "Remember when your Dad was engaged to my Mom? We were so excited to be related but all I could think was that it would complicate things when we grew up and I asked you to marry me."
She scoffs, "You were a weird kid."
He takes her hand, "Spencer... I'm going to the school and telling them about the cuts on your arms and marks on your neck."
She stares, "Why can't you just leave me alone?"
He nods, "I told you."
She shakes her head, "You don't really like me. You like girls like Marti Lewis who are cheery, preppy, and a conformist. You just like that I'm different, you want to see if I'm fun in bed. You don't want to be with me in the long run."
He sighs, "You don't know that."
She stares, "Did you tell anyone you 'like' me? My brother James? Your cousin Jude? They apparently are your best friends right?"
He looks down.
She nods, "That's what I thought."
He keeps following her, "Just give me a chance.
She looks at him, "What do I have to do to get you to leave me alone?"
He stares, "There is nothing you can do."
She smirks, "We'll see."
Spencer walks away from Robbie.
Maureen sits in the living room with her guitar.
She looks through her notebook of songs she's been working on.
She takes a drink of water.
Maureen takes a deep breath and clears her throat.
Jason walks in behind her and stops.
She begins to strum her guitar.
Jason quietly watches.
Maureen begins her song in a very peaceful voice,"Just listen
Don’t try and stop me
Just hear me out
Hear my whole story
When I hear you I hear my boyfriend
When I touch your hand I feel my husband
When I see your eyes I see my soul mate
To know you feel the same would feel oh so great
Don’t try and stop me
Just hear me out
Hear my whole story
When you talk to her I hear my boyfriend
When you touch her hand she feels my husband
When she sees your eyes she sees my soul mate
Why cant you see what I see as fate?
Don’t try and stop me
Just hear me out
Hear my whole story."
She stops and rest her face in hand.
Jason walks towards her.
She hears his footsteps and turns.
The two stare at each other.
Jason smiles, "That was beautiful."
She turns away, "I thought everyone was gone..."
Jason sighs, "I know you probably didn't want anyone to know about your song."
She looks at him, "Yeah-"
He nods, "I know who it's about Maureen."
She stares, "You do?"
He nods, "Yeah I do."
The two stare at each other.
Dalton and Ashlee are having lunch.
Dalton smiles at her, "When do you have to go back to work?"
She smiles, "I have the rest of the day off."
He sighs, "I wish you had told me that I need to go back to the club and talk to the new bartender."
She sighs, "Oh damn. Well I can go to the gym and we can hang out later."
He stares, "You don't need the gym. You're fine."
She laughs, "Everyone should go to the gym. But I am far from fine."
He looks at her, "You're in a relationship now. You don't need to try and look like a Barbie doll. You already got me."
He grins at her.
She sighs, "I still wish you hadn't talked me into dessert."
He looks at her, "You ate it really fast."
She nods, "I guess I was hungry."
He kisses her on the cheek.
Ashlee stands up, "I need to use the restroom."
She walks over to the ladies room.
Once she gets in she checks the stalls.
They all seem to be empty.
She pulls her hair back.
Ashlee goes into the stall and closes it.
Ashlee's feet face the bottom of the stall as she leans down and purges into the toilet.
Once she is done she walks out wiping her face and heads to the sink.
She washes her hands thoroughly.
She grabs the mouth wash from her purse and rinses her mouth to cover the smell.
She stares at herself in disgust and disappointment before walking out of the restroom.
Rafe and Clarissa are in his suite.
Rafe is lying in bed undressed.
Clarissa is getting dressed a few feet away.
He smiles, "Why are you leaving?"
She sighs, "I told you I have errands to run."
He grins, "Come on."
She laughs, "I let you talk me into sticking around long enough. I'm already running late and I hate that."
He sits up, "Do I need to come over there and get you."
She walks over to the bed and kisses him, "I'm sorry. But I'll make it up to you later. Okay? I love you."
He sighs, "Come on Babe."
She grins, "Stop it."
He hollers, "Clarissa."
He smiles, "I love you too."
She grins as she walks out the door.
A frustrated Rafe lies back down.
He is already missing Clarissa.
Suddenly there is a knock at the door.
He jumps up still naked, "I knew you couldn't resist."
He answers the door with no clothing and smiles.
To his shock Aubrey Cross stands outside.
She smiles as she looks him up and down, "Wow. Welcome home to me."
Rafe stares in shock.
Michelle sits in the doctor's lounge.
Mel walks in, "Hey."
Michelle looks up, "Hey what's up? You decide to put the white jacket on again?"
Mel laughs, "No. I tried to balance being a doctor and a lawyer and once I was done I swore to stick with one at time. Besides having two titles like that seemed a little pretentious at times."
Michelle laughs, "I see. So you visiting Rick?"
Mel nods, "Yes, and unfortunately he's busy. But fortunately I can hang around with my favorite sister in law, who so happens to look just as upset as the handsome doctor I just walked by. What's going on with you and Dr. Chamberlain?"
Michelle shakes her head, "Mel..."
Mel stares, "You can tell me."
Michelle sighs, "We've been dating a little these past few weeks."
Mel grins, "I knew something was about to happen. It's been brewing for a long time. Yay! This is great. I'm so happy for you Michelle."
Michelle looks down.
Mel looks at her, "Is there a 'but' coming up?"
Michelle nods, "It's not easy for me to get close to someone. That was my biggest problem with Bill."
Mel stares, "Funny I thought Olivia was your biggest problem with Bill."
Michelle sighs, "That too. But ever since Danny died... the idea of getting that close to another man? The same thing happened with Jesse."
Mel looks at her, "Well between you and me, Jesse wasn't really right for you in this chapter of your life."
Michelle sighs, "I know! But I guess maybe there is a reason that my last two relationships have been with ex boyfriends from before Danny. But J and I had a thing when we were kids."
Mel stares, "Oh yeah. I'm confused on that too. Aren't you guys cousins?"
Michelle sighs, "Not really. My Mom wasn't my biological mother so technically no. But our Mom's are sisters and my Mom was my Mom so yeah."
Mel stares, "Hey stranger things have happened in Springfield."
Michelle sighs, "I don't know what to do."
Mel looks at her, "Just don't do one thing. Don't be afraid. I almost ruined my marriage for a second time because I was too afraid of things."
Michelle looks at her sister in law.
Jude walks out of the school with his bag over his shoulder.
He walks out the back doors towards the parking lot.
Spencer stands against the wall, "Hey."
He watches as she smokes her cigarette.
Jude nods, "What's up?"
She looks at him, "You going home?"
He shakes his head, "Just putting my stuff in my car. I got to get back inside. I'm not doing to hot in math this semester and I need to get some tutoring in."
She stares, "That's boring as hell."
He laughs, "Coming from the girl who never goes to any parties, football games, basketball games, school dances, or anything where people smile."
She looks at him, "I find other ways to have fun."
He stares, "Like what?"
She stares, "What do you think?"
He walks towards her, "I don't know drugs, self harming, playing psychological games with people's heads, sitting around thinking about how messed up the world is?"
She nods, "Maybe. But there are other things."
He smirks, "Like what?"
She walks towards him, "You want to me to show you?"
He stares, "Are you coming on to me?"
She stares, "Sure."
He looks at her, "Why?"
She shakes her head, "I don't know. I'm bored."
He laughs, "You're messing with me."
She grabs the front of his jeans and reaches down his pants.
Jude's jaw drops.
She stares at him with a blank look on her face.
She sighs, "I guess you've grown up a little since we were kids."
He smiles, "You too Emma."
She squeezes, "Don't call me that."
He winces in pain, "Spencer. Sorry."
She nods, "Let's go."
She puts her cigarette out against the wall.
Jude looks around as the two walk to his car.
Ashlee is running on the treadmill.
She can feel her heart beating intensely.
She tries to put all of her emotions aside.
Eden walks in, "Hello Ashlee."
Ashlee stares, "Hey Eden. What's up?"
Eden walks to treadmill next to her, "Just keeping myself in shape you know? I'm not too worried, I have good genes. But I gotta look good for my husband."
Ashlee nods, "Coop is a lucky man."
Eden smirks, "Yeah he is."
Ashlee stares, "Do you have a problem?"
Eden shakes her head, "I'm married to a great man. I have no problem."
Ashlee looks at her, "It's not a problem for you that I'm still friends with Coop is it?"
Eden lightly jogs on her treadmill, "Not unless you make it one sweetheart."
Ashlee is sweaty and running as fast as she can.
She looks at Eden's tight body as she gently takes her time, not even breaking a sweat.
Ashlee stops her treadmill.
Eden looks at her, "I hope I didn't make you feel uncomfortable."
Ashlee walks into the locker room.
She goes to her locker and opens it up.
She begins to take her shirt off.
She hears women chuckling from a distance.
A paranoid Ashlee takes her stuff and moves to the other side.
Ashlee begins to undress.
She turns and sees herself in the mirror.
She almost cries as she looks at herself in disgust.
Maureen and Jason look at each other.
Jason walks towards her, "It was kind of obvious who it was about Maureen."
She sighs, "Oh... I guess."
He nods, "You want the truth?"
She nods, "Of course."
He sighs, "I think you're being stupid if you think that would be a good idea."
She stares, "What?"
He sighs, "Plus, you're not the type of woman who goes after a man who's involved with someone else."
She nods, "I know but-"
He looks at her, "Maureen if it didn't work the first time why the hell do you think it would work the second time? Do you understand what I'm saying?"
She looks down, "I guess. I just thought some things deserved a second chance."
He shakes his head, "Not when you're too good for someone."
She stares in shock, "How can you say this to me?"
He looks at her, "Why would you even think of getting back together with Mallet?"
She stands up, "Mallet?"
Jason sighs, "Mallet and Dinah are back together! They are going to get married. You deserve someone so much better than him anyway."
She looks at him, "Oh my God."
He nods, "You said yourself that you felt like you wasted your time on that relationship. Besides, how could you do that to Dinah again?"
Maureen shakes her head, "The song wasn't about Mallet."
He stares, "Come on. Mallet and Dinah just got engaged-"
She shouts, "No. It's not about him. I regret my relationship with Mallet, and I would never get back into something like that again. It wasn't about him."
He stares, "Then who was it about?"
She puts down her guitar and walks towards him, "Who do you think Jason?"
He looks at her.
She puts her hands on his face, "You aren't that stupid are you?"
Maureen kisses Jason.
A naked Rafe stands in front of Aubrey at the door.
She smiles at him, "You're so happy to see me. That's sweet.
He turns away and grabs a pillow, "What the hell is going on?"
She shuts the door behind her, "Did you know I was coming?"
He stares, "Do I look like someone who knew you were coming?"
She smirks, "You look like someone who needs a bigger pillow."
He turns away, "I thought you were someone else. Why the hell are you back in Springfield Aubrey? Are you trying to get yourself arrested?"
He slips his boxers on.
She looks around his suite, "Looks like your trust fund finally kicked in. What's it like being a Spaulding? Because you guys have it made."
He walks back over, "Aubrey seriously?"
She smiles, "Not even a hello kiss?"
She kisses him on the cheek.
He shakes his head, "Who knows your here?"
She sighs, "No one. Otherwise you would have heard it on the news. I'm kind of a big deal I hear."
He stares, "Do you have any idea what happened after you left? This whole town was shaken by the stuff you did Aubrey. And I'm not kidding."
She sits on his couch, "Ooh. Elaborate."
He sighs, "My Mom's marriage to Alan fell a part after she found out he covered up for us. Jonathan and Sarah went on the run again. Reva got hit by a car protecting them from Alan. Marina became a drug addict stripper when she thought her baby was dead. And don't even get me started on the rest."
Aubrey stares, "I went out with a bang huh?"
He looks at her, "You shot Liz, burned down Marina's house, kidnapped her baby and made her think it was dead, then you split town."
Aubrey nods, "You're forgetting the part where we kidnapped Sarah together."
Rafe turns away, "That was a long time ago."
Aubrey walks over, "Well I'm back and you are the first person I've come too. So far the only one. I'm pretty dependant on you right now."
He looks at her, "What?"
She walks towards him, "I need you Rafe."
Aubrey rubs his face and stares into his eyes.
Mallet and Dinah's House:
Mallet and Dinah sit together.
He is kissing her neck.
Dinah laughs, "You really don't want me to be successful with this wedding do you?"
He laughs, "We can do it later."
She looks at him, "Come on."
He smiles, "We have all the time in the world."
Dinah turns and begins kissing him back.
The two lay back on the couch.
She begins to unbutton his shirt.
Mallet kisses down her neck.
The doorbell rings.
She sighs, "Crap."
He shakes his head, "No. Anyone who rings the door bell is probably nobody. Anyone who knows us would knock. You know that Babe. Come on."
The two continue kissing.
There is now a knock at the door.
Dinah sighs, "Okay. We're coming."
Mallet shakes his head.
She looks at him, "Get the door."
He lays back, "You need to get the door."
Dinah fixes herself and walks over to the door.
Her smile drops once she opens it, "Oh my God."
Cyrus and Marina stand together with Marina's son Daniel.
Cyrus sighs, "Hi."
Mallet walks over, "Oh my God. What are you two doing here?"
Cyrus stares, "I got your letter."
Dinah scoffs, "I sent no letter."
Marina looks at her, "Dinah. We flew out here for you. Your letter said it was urgent."
Cyrus hands it to Mallet.
Mallet stares, "Dear Cyrus, Belinda needs her biological father now more than ever, please come back to Springfield. Don't call, just come as soon as you can-"
Dinah rips it out of his hands, "I would never- Oh my God."
Mallet looks at her, "Seriously?"
Cyrus looks at them, "What?"
Dinah looks at Mallet, "Annie Dutton."
The two stare at each other.
Annie Dutton sits in her cell.
The guard hollers, "Dutton you got a visitor."
She turns, "Ah. I was expecting you."
RJ Winslow walks in, "I'm confused to say the least."
She looks at his backpack, "You just get out of class at Springfield High?"
He stares, "I go to college."
She grins, "Cute."
He sighs, "If this is about the Lewis Enterprises take over I'm not really a part of that. I'm just sort of an honorary member of the Lewis family."
Annie nods, "I know sweetheart. It's not about that."
He stares, "Then why did you request me to visit you?"
She grins, "It's not about your family. It's about your girlfriend."
He stares, "Belinda? What do you know about Belinda?"
Annie grins, "Oh trust me, it's pretty interesting."
RJ stares at Annie Dutton through the bars.
RJ worries about Belinda!
Dinah argues with Cyrus
Aubrey has a request from Rafe
Maureen confesses to Jason
Michelle makes a decision
Robbie confronts Spencer