Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Catching Beth inside the room where she and Rick had sex, Mel blasts her for stealing her husband. Beth resents the attack but Mel responds that if Alan forgives her, she'll have plenty to pay for. When Olivia approaches an upset Alan about helping her with Emma, he hints that he knows plenty and stuns her when he asks if she's trying to have Ava killed. Playing dumb, Olivia explains she wants Ava sent out of town and in return, she agrees to have Rick tossed out of the hotel. Meanwhile, Ava approaches Alan-Michael for help teaching her how to be "ruthless." Warning her not to turn into another Olivia, Alan-Michael offers to help her personally with whatever she needs done. Frustrated that Ava won't give him an answer, Coop asks Marina to help him break into Olivia's place to find proof she hired Gillespie to kill Ava. Just after Coop finds the photo of Ava, Olivia returns and orders them both to get out. In the hall Coop is surprised when Marina shows him the adoption papers she found while snooping. While Marina seems to figure out the secret, Coop is confused and caught off guard when Ava confronts them. Alone with Leah, Rick takes the opportunity to admit that he cheated on Mel. Leah is outraged and lets loose with her anger. When Mel realizes she knows what Rick did, she assures Leah that Rick still loves her but adds with a shake of her head that she doesn't know if she can ever forgive him. Impressed with the way Gus manhandles Driscoll, the man who abandoned his baby, Harley wants to try to have a child with him so they rush home. A depressed Rick interrupts and though Harley and Gus hint that they're ready to have another child, he talks his way into staying with them for awhile. Threatening to throw her away, Alan tells a drunk Beth that he will get revenge for humiliating him and wants her to get rid of Ava permanently for him.