Michelle gets another set back, Tania is late once again and Maria moves to plan B!
Michael waits for Tania at the studio….she is late once again for a shoot. Tania is still in the bed passed out from the pills that Eddie gave her. She finally hears the cell phone and struggles to answer it. He asks her where she is but she insists that she doesn't know…and she also doesn't know what happened to her. Eddie has left her a note saying that he didn't want to wake her. She manages to find her keys and wobble out the door.
As Gloria prepares Alec for school, he notices that his grandmother is not feeling well at all. Doris can't answer him and falls out of the chair onto the floor. Gloria and Alec rush over to her and end up rushing her to the hospital. The doctors take her back and make Gloria and Alec wait in the waiting room. Gloria tries to assure her son that she is going to be ok.
Tania shows up and Michael tells her that she can't keep doing this over and over. Tania goes to make-up, but there is only so much that can be done. Tania has dark bags under her eyes. Michael says that maybe they should just reschedule, but Tania says that they should go on. He decides to shoot only because he has to pay the crew.
Michelle runs surprisingly runs into William on her way to get in the shower. She tells him that she guesses that she should get used to seeing him there. They agree to talk about her business later.
Michelle stops by to see William at his house. She asks him how she should capitalize on her move from Gianni (since it got a lot of press). He tells her that he knows the lady from Fashion Express and that Michelle should call her. Michelle takes his advice and calls Juliana Morgan from Fashion Today. Michelle tells her that William told her to call her. She then offers to buy her lunch so that they can discuss some things. She accepts and tells Michelle to meet her right now if she can.
Doris is finally placed in a room where Alec and Gloria go to visit her. Doris starts to come to and is shocked to be in a hospital bed. Gloria tries to tell Doris what happened. Doris acts like she remembers and Alec goes over to hug her. She promises him that she will be ok. The doctor comes in and asks to speak with Doris….in private. Gloria tells the doctor that she would like to stay but Doris tells her that she will be ok and to go ahead and take Alec out of the room. The doctor tells Doris that she wants to run some preliminary tests. Doris demands to know what the tests would be for….and the doctor tells her it is to detect cancer. Doris admits that she did have stomach cancer 10 years ago, but has been fine since. Doris agrees for the tests and says that she doesn't have much choice.
Maria surprises Michael by showing up at the studio wanting to see the proofs of Tania from today's shoot! He tells her that he hasn't printed them out yet and tries to stall for a bit. She informs him that she was born at night, but not last night and orders him to give her the proofs….NOW! Maria shreds the photos and tells him that she gets one more shoot…and if she doesn't look like a new girl, her contract will expire!
Eddie shows up at the hospital to be there for Gloria and his son. Gloria thanks him for coming. He then reminds her that if she needs anything from her….she knows that all she has to do is asks. She worries how she is going to pay for all of this and he insists that he is going to help her with that….and anything else. Doris reads the bible as Gloria and Alec sleep in a chair. Eddie covers them with his jacket and walks over to speak with Doris. She takes his hands and thanks him for everything…for being there for all of them. He tells him that he is a good man and that Gloria will come around. She tells him that the doctors are going to do some tests….but that it will be fine. He gives her a kiss and leaves.
Michelle shows up at the restaurant and meets Juliana. They discuss how they both know William. Michelle tells her that the new line is coming along…stressful….but good. Juliana tells her that it was pretty gutsy what she did with Maria Gianni on stage. Michelle tells her is that it had to be done. Michelle promises that her line will be ready by fashion week but that all of the designs are under wraps because of what happened at Gianni. Juliana informs her that they might have room on tonight's show to air some news about her new line. Michelle is thrilled!
Maria calls Carlos (wakes him from a nap) to check in on his progress. She reminds him that if he wants that bonus that she promised….he will get the information she needs. Lexi enters her office and tells Maria that Juliana Morgan is on the phone for her. Juliana tells Maria that she had an interesting afternoon with Michelle Miller and that the two of them should meet to talk about it over drinks. Maria says that she always has time for her!
Nigel stops by to see Luke with a couple of thoughts to run by him for the show. Luke thinks that the proposals are offer. Nigel explains that they don't have many choices since he made William pull out. Luke tells Nigel that he will think of something because they are not going to use that.
Doris wakes up with Gloria by her side. One of the nurses has taken Alec so the two of them can talk. Doris tells her that Alec is her priority and should always come first. Gloria wants to know what kind of tests the doctors want to run. Doris tries to shrug it off but ends up telling her that they want to check for cancer. Gloria tells her that she doesn't want to lose her. The two of them hug and Doris promises that she will always be her mother. Gloria cries, but Doris insists that she is tough. Her mother then asks Gloria why she turns Eddie down when he wants so much to be with her. Doris tells her that Eddie loves her and Alec enough to find a new way to earn a living. Doris informs her that God sometimes gives us a second chance to make things right…..and that she wouldn't be her if that weren't true!
Michelle calls Luke and tells him that she has fabulous news! She tells Luke that thanks to William she is going to be on Fashion Today. Luke tells her that he is happy for her. She hangs up so that she can make some more calls.
Maria shows up to meet with Juliana. Juliana thanks Maria for the skirt…and the champagne. Maria assures her of how important her friendship and loyalty are to her. Maria says that she can thank her by pulling the story on Michelle. Juliana informs Maria that she is not pulling that story. She tells her that there will be a segment on Michelle Miller designs….and that she got creative with it….so creative that Maria must see it! Maria tells her that is the loyalty she is talking about. Juliana leaves and assures Maria that she will be wearing a Gianni outfit on the show.
Michelle and Nikki in their apartment……Luke and Michael at the studio……Sophia and William at their home and Maria at her office all tune in for the Fashion Today Show that is going to feature Michelle Miller Designs. The show starts off in Michelle's favor. They show what happened the night of the fashion show and how she stood up to Maria. The show then turns on Michelle saying that she has no funding and no designs. Juliana ends the show by saying that you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you until you find somewhere else to get your lunch. Of course, Maria is the only one smiling after the show!
Michelle fumes to Nikki that she does not get it and that she thought Juliana liked her. Michelle tells Nikki that she wonders if she has Juliana on her rolodex. Luke goes to William and accuses him of setting Michelle up. When William says that Maria must have had something to do with it, Luke once again tries to defend her. William quickly informs him that Maria hates Michelle and will do anything….ANYTHING….to ruin her!
Maria stops by to see Lance and gloats to him that she may have ruined Michelle's career. She tells him that it is in his best interests that her business fail, so that she will turn to Lance to take care of her. Maria insists that he if wants her back, they will have to play a little dirty! He tells Maria that he doesn't want her to get hurt again. Maria says to have it your way and swings the bat hitting Lance in the knee….telling him this is plan B. Maria walks out and tells Lance to call his ex-wife and tell her that he fell down the stairs and needs her help!