Todd's Back In Court!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Marty wants answers from Janet, Starr takes the stand, and Todd and Tea try to make Janet look bad...

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Before Bo heads over to the motel, where they are holding Janet in protective custody, he sees Marty - and decides to bring her to see Janet! Though Talia doesn't want to question Bo about having Marty there with Janet, Bo explains that they are allowing this so Janet won't think about backing out in court! While Bo and Talia are outside the room, Marty warns that if Janet doesn't bury Todd in court, she'll bury her! Janet begs Marty to believe how much she cared about her, but Marty doesn't want to hear any of it! "How could I tell you that Todd raped you?" Janet asks. "When it was so clear that you were falling in love with him." However, after Janet promises to take the stand against Todd, Marty says, "You better hope it's enough to put him away for good!"

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In the courtroom, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, Nora sees Todd as the judge - one who has just sentenced her to life! When Nora's lawyer, Tea, joins Todd in his laughter, they ask her how it feels to have her own lawyer help to find her guilty! After Nora blinks her bad thoughts away, she vows to get Todd! When Bo arrives, he wonders if Nora will be able to prosecute Todd, to which she explains the good shot she has - if Starr and Janet pull through for her! Once Bo leaves, Nora practices her opening statement for Todd's trial the next day!

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Marty goes to Rodi's and tells John that she just came from seeing Janet. Just as John asks if Marty wants to talk, Wes appears and asks if Marty is ready to go… Marty leaves with Wes.

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At school, Starr rushes into Schuyler's arms and cries that her life is falling apart! Though Schuyler pulls out of Starr's embrace, he tells her, "This isn't a good idea," but listens as Starr explains she came to him because he's the only who knows how it feels to have someone you love hurt themselves. As Starr talks about everything Tea told her, and about how much her dad wants to change, she says, "Maybe I shouldn't testify against my dad." Schuyler asks Starr to think about the real reason why she agreed to testify in the first place, which leads Starr to remember her promise to Hope, then he asks why she shouldn't testify, leading Starr to admit that she doesn't want to hurt her father. Schuyler advises her to trust herself and promises to be at the trial tomorrow.

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After Starr leaves, Schuyler reads his mother's letter, about how Todd planned to steal Star's baby - and how he blackmailed her to help him! Reading that his mother did it to cover up for Schuyler's crimes, he is devastated to find out that his mother killed herself because she couldn't live with the pain of causing the baby's death!

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Still at the diner, just as Tea tells Todd to publish a story in The Sun to discredit Janet, Cole appears and starts lashing out at Tea for hurting his mom! As Tea warns Cole to calm down, Cole replies, "You're going to have to excuse me because I don't speak 'witch'."

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Cole takes a seat across the room at a booth with Asher. Though Asher hands Cole some pills, Cole wants more and asks for his supplier's name! However, Asher refuses, tells Cole to make due with what he's got then leaves. Cole quickly pops a pill.

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When Brody comes across Jessica packing at St. Ann's, she explains how she's being released. Jessica isn't sure the outside world is ready for her and admits she still needs to find out what the missing pieces of her memory are. Before leaving her bedroom, Brody tells Jessica she'll be fine then wishes her luck.

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The next day, Brody is upset to find Jessica's room empty. Just as he's walking out, Jessica meets him in the hallway, gives him a gift: a football, then says, "Call me when you get out."

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In the motel room, a guard brings Janet a newspaper, and she sees her name ruined and her past splashed across the front page of The Sun! Janet tells Talia that a lot of people thought she was dead - and now they will all come back to get her for the swindling she did to them in the past! When Talia turns her back on Janet, Janet smashes a vase over Talia's head then says she can't take the chance of depending on the DA's office to protect her!

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With court in session, Nora shows the jury a photo of Starr's baby - the baby that would be alive if not for Todd - then brings up the doctor who helped him scheme to kidnap her! Next, Tea delivers her opening statement: admitting that Todd isn't a saint but vowing to prove that he's incapable of the crimes the DA's office is charging him with - claiming the case is a personal vendetta against Todd! During a recess, Todd warns Tea not to harm Starr on the stand, while Cole looks at Starr and Starr looks at Schuyler. Just as court is called back in session, Nora hands the judge a copy of The Sun and demands a mistrial - and that Tea be removed from the case!

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The judge denies Nora's request, and Nora calls Antonio to the stand, who testifies that when he found Marty at Todd's house - he also found a ton of baby items there too! However, when Tea cross-examines, she shows the jury proof that Todd donates thousands to an orphanage - then shows everyone a letter that states Todd wanted all of the stuff donated to them!

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Next, Nora calls Starr to the stand and begins cautiously questioning Starr about visiting Todd in the hospital. "I asked him to tell me the truth about weather or not he was planning to kidnap my baby," Starr says, leading Nora to ask what Todd's response was!

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Back at Rodi's, Wes looks at a copy of The Sun, sees Janet, crumbles up the newspaper then says, "That 'witch'!"

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Next on One Life to Live:

Natalie lashes out at Jessica.

Tea makes a discovery!

Todd's trial is filled with emotion!

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