The Fantasy Within Her Reality...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Natalie is consumed by the reality around her, Charlie is filled with guilt, and Blair makes her next move...

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Back home in Llanview, Clint, Viki and Charlie bring Natalie into Llanfair, who cries, "How am I going to live without Jared?" After Viki promises they'll all be there for Natalie, Natalie hugs Charlie then heads upstairs with Clint.

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Charlie walks into the living room, eyeing the liquor bottles, as Viki wishes she could take away his pain. Seated on the couch, Viki and Charlie look through a photo album that Jared put together for him, and Charlie can only remember that he was drunk in every picture - accept for the ones from the past year. Charlie can't take it anymore, goes and picks up a bottle of booze and tells Viki, "There's only one thing I'm thinking about." Charlie throws the bottle across the room and screams that Jared died trying to protect an old drunk! He tries thinking back to the night of the murder, and Charlie remembers how he hated the man - because he was there for Jared when he couldn't be. Viki reminds him of what Jared said - that he and Jared's stepfather had a fight, and the man hit his head - then blames Jared's death on Mitch. "You're not a murderer," Viki says, but Charlie admits if John hadn't pulled him off, he would've killed Mitch - while stone cold sober! Charlie asks for some time alone, and Viki gives it to him, as Charlie picks up a piece of the broken bottle.

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Upstairs in her room, Clint helps Natalie get settled, as she holds one of Jared's shirts and breaks down in agony. After Clint leaves, Natalie lies down, closes her eyes, then hears, "Hi Sparky." She sees Jared lying next to her, saying, "I told you I'd never leave, and I never will." Natalie cries that she wants to remember the last time they made love, their last kiss, then says, "It's gone." However, Jared says, "It's not," then passionately kisses Natalie. Just then, Viki peeks in on Natalie, who is holding a pillow, sound asleep.

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Viki goes back downstairs and tries to get Charlie to get some sleep. After Clint promises to stay there, and let him know when the police call, to release Jared's body, Charlie heads upstairs with Viki.

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Todd goes to Blair's bedroom to inform her that Ross left town - and now there's no need for him to stick around to protect her and the kids. Blair guesses that Todd's headed for Seattle, but Todd's decided it's time to stop chasing after Tea's excuses. Over talk of how they are always there for each other, Todd and Blair kiss then fall to the bed. Just as they are about to make love, Blair detects Todd's distraction, stops him and says, "Your body's here but your heart's in Seattle with Tea." Blair knows that Tea will continue to lie and hurt him, but she insists, for his sake, that he go find Tea - because he won't be worth having until he comes to terms with this situation surrounding Tea. Todd wonders when Blair got to be so smart then leaves… and Blair wonders, "Did I just let him go forever?"

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John arrives in his room at the Angels Square Hotel and calls Bo to check on Natalie - and to inform him that Mitch is being watched in Napa and that he plans to head back there. However, Bo orders him to take the day off and stay put. After he hangs up, Marty arrives and holds John close, who fills her in on what happened in Napa - including how Mitch said John is the reason Jared is dead. Marty tries to assure John that he did all he could do, but John remembers Natalie's face, when they loaded Jared's body on the plane. Marty catches herself psycho-analyzing him then shows John a photo of Michael and Marcie's baby. After Marty reminds him that there are still a lot of good things left out there, he says, "There's you," then the two make love. When John falls asleep, Marty tucks a note next to him then leaves.

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When John wakes up, he sees Marty's note then answers a knock at the door - it's Natalie, who promptly slaps him hard across the face!

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In Seattle, when Dani wakes up in their hotel room, Tea informs her that they are moving to Puerto Rico. When Dani asks why Tea is always running, and demands the truth, Tea replies, "Your father's not who you think he is." Tea brings up how Ross' anger gets the best of him, to which Dani defends her father, but Tea warns of his uncontrollable rage and admits that she doesn't love Ross anymore. Dani brings up how Tea recently admitted to loving her father and demands, "Do you, or don't you?" Dani wonders if Tea has a new man - maybe the creep who called her yesterday - then asks what's stopping her from being with him. "Is he with someone else?" Dani asks, but Tea orders her to get packed, so they can leave. If Tea is going to force her away, Dani demands that she take her to say goodbye to Matthew first!

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In the hospital's waiting area, knowing that Matthew is out of the woods, Greg asks Rachel if she's going to continue to run away from her feelings for him. Rachel only wants to focus on Matthew getting well, and Greg agrees he also needs to focus on his patient.

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Nora and Bo enter Matthew's hospital room, and after Matthew expresses how eager he is to walk again, he wonders where Uncle Clint is. As Rachel and Greg join them, Bo breaks the news that Jared is dead - and that Mitch is alive. Though Matthew wants to go home for Jared's funeral, Greg reminds him that he can't be moved then Matthew urges Bo and Nora to go home, saying to his mom, "I'm sure Uncle Clint misses you." Bo and Nora say goodbye to Matthew, only because Rachel and Greg agree to stay in Seattle to watch him until they return, then remind him not to take his first steps until they get back.

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Tea and Dani arrive at the hospital, and even though Matthew is off getting tests, Dani insists on waiting for him - alone! Across the room, Tea tells Rachel that she's leaving town, before Ross finds them, but Rachel warns that she better tell Todd the truth - and Tea agrees, but knows before she can find a way to tell Todd that they have a daughter together, she must tell Dani the truth.

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When Dani is able to get in to see Matthew, she informs him that her mother is taking her away - and she's there to say goodbye.

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Later, after Rachel convinced Tea to go back to the hotel to pack, and promised she'd keep an eye on Dani, Todd arrives at the Seattle hospital!

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Tea enters her hotel room and is shocked to find Ross inside, who says, "Have you missed me?"

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Back in Llanview, Bo and Nora arrive at Llanfair, agreeing that now isn't the time to tell Clint the truth about them.

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Next on One Life to Live:

Jessica demands answers.

Tea tells Ross the truth.

Natalie lashes out at John.

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