R.I.P. Hope Manning McBain...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Andrew arrives for Starr's baby's funeral, Marty tries to reach out to Cole, and Jessica reacts to news of Hope's funeral...

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Still in John's bed, Blair accepts his comfort, and kiss, then makes plans to meet him at the service. John makes sure that Blair is okay then says, "I'm glad we could work things out," making Blair very happy. Blair heads home to get Starr…

At the mansion, Dorian looks at a newspaper article of Todd then throws down the paper. When Langston comes downstairs, she tells Dorian that Starr is gone then hands her the note she left on her bed. Shortly after, Markko arrives to accompany Langston to the service, while Dorian gives Blair the note that Starr left, reassuring Blair that Starr needs to be alone for a while - and that she's in good hands with Andrew.

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Over at the Buchanan mansion, Nora promises Cole that she plans to throw the book at Todd then Cole heads in to see his mother, who has since hid all of the newspaper clippings of Todd under her covers. After giving Cole some comforting advice, Marty says she can't attend the funeral, for fear of causing problems with Starr's family, which initially upsets Cole. However, he assures Marty he'll be okay, hands her a book that she used to read to him when he was little then leaves. Alone, as Marty reads the book Cole left, she flashes back to the image of her and the little boy - Cole!

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Holding Viki close in bed, Charlie looks down and smiles into her eyes. Later, dressed, Viki professes her love to Charlie, who gives it right back to her, thanking her for taking 'the leap' with him!

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Feeding the kids at Llanfair, Jared and Natalie laugh as Bree slaps pudding into Jared's face, to which Natalie and Jared agree that their parents owe them big time for watching the kids for the night! When Viki arrives home, Natalie assures Viki that the kids were fine, and shushes Jared as he makes little remarks. While Natalie and Viki head to the service, Jared agrees to stay with the kids!

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As Brody approaches Jessica at St. Ann's, he sees she's reading the paper and listens as she cries, "I just can't help thinking if it was my baby that died." Jessica explains how she and Starr gave birth the same day - and how Starr's baby died right after she was born. In tears, Jessica cries, "I don’t know what I'd do if…I feel so guilty that she lost her baby and I get to keep mine." Brody tries his best to take Jessica's mind off the baby, but agrees, "It's the worst thing there is… when a little kid dies." Though Jessica explains how awful she feels for Starr, she can't help feeling as though her own baby died. "And I don't understand why I feel that way," Jessica says. Brody comforts Jessica, and she thanks him for trying to help.

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Lying in bed, Marcie thanks Michael for staying there with her and is happy when he offers to help bury Hope - and be with her every step of the way. Michael takes a brief call from Gigi, who can't switch Shane's therapy session, watches as Marcie puts Hope's death certificate in her baby book then promises they'll get through the day - together.

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Starr arrives at the church and explains to Andrew that she wanted to get there early to be alone. As Andrew goes to leave, Starr calls out to him and asks about the child he and Cassie lost, to which Andrew lets her know it's okay to be mad at the world - even upset with God. Andrew advises her to share her loss with and lean on those who care about her.

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Just then, everyone begins to arrive, and one by one, Starr welcomes each with open arms, as they all stand before her baby's coffin. When Cole appears, he walks up the aisle to Starr, takes her hand then leads her to a pew.

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Andrew begins the service, asking God to comfort those who loved Hope during her brief stay on earth. With many tears being shed throughout the church, Andrew pleads with everyone to be there for each other during this sad time - a time when Heaven has welcomed a new Angel.

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Once the service is over, everyone exchanges comforting words then makes arrangements to meet at the cemetery. After Dorian comments about Marty's absence, John promises to be there for Cole then Blair urges Dorian to go home and be with Addie - who is watching the boys and hurting too. Across the room, Starr tells Langston that she doesn't need to be at the cemetery, as Cole tells Markko the same. Cole goes to John, thanks him for being there then listens as John advises that he give his mother time.

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At the cemetery, standing before Hope's coffin, everyone listens and prays as Andrew says a final prayer. One by one, everyone says their goodbyes to Hope… Blair first, Marcie second, Cole third, who places a picture of him and Starr on the coffin, then finally Starr, who kisses her hand and lays it on the coffin.

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Just then, Cole feels someone take his hand - it's Marty, who has come to be there for her son.

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Markko brings Dorian and Langston home, to which Dorian finally admits what a great guy he is. Though Markko offers to stay, Langston urges him to go back to school to take his test then sits on the stairs and cries, telling Dorian, "That was the saddest thing I'd ever seen." Dorian admits, "It's always hard when you have to bury a child."

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Back at St. Ann's, Jessica says a prayer for her daughters - and for all the pain that they've been through. "Just let them know that they're loved by so many people."

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Andrew talks to Marty about her past.

Nora tempts Todd to do the right thing!

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