For Your Protection.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Shaun gets a new job, Marty gets down and dirty, and Viki worries...

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Viki and Clint have a meeting with Reed. After he leaves, Viki worries about Jessica going to the prom. Viki complains about Dorian manipulating Charlie but Clint knows this hasn’t been the first time and assures her she can endure it. They get back to discussing how to protect Jessica from getting hurt and wonder when this will end. Will Jessica be stuck in the past forever, if prom doesn’t turn out as Jessica would like?

At the gym, Jessica takes a call from Brody, who asks if she wants a wrist corsage. She’d rather be surprised, she tells him and hangs up. She finds Cris and brings up the prom, hoping he’ll save a dance for her. He tries to let her down gently but she accuses him of being jealous last night. Cris says though Ford’s a great roommate, he doesn’t agree with the way he treats women. As they talk, a prop from the show falls and Jessica is propelled into Cris’ arms. Cris refuses to get into this further and when Jessica asks him to swear on his mother’s life that he wasn’t jealous, he avoids her question.


Langston went for a last minute hair appointment at Roxy's salon but Roxy’s booked solid. Ford shows up and asks her to ditch prom and go to his place. Langston can’t do it. Markko’s looking forward to making her night incredible. After school is over, Langston promises she’ll break things off with Markko. Roxy interrupts and Ford leaves with her to tan.


Natalie hides underneath Layla’s desk as Layla and John discuss her chaperoning the prom. They both take off and Natalie watches John go through his mail. She rushes away and John is called away from his desk before he can open Natalie’s letter. Later, Marty heads into John’s office and after seeing the letter from Nat, she starts reading. John interrupts and Marty hides the letter. Marty apologizes for her reaction when he asked for her to try for another baby. She’s interrupted by a call from Viki, who asks her to stop by to discuss Jessica. They agree to meet at the Palace.


At the diner, Brody tells Layla that this could be his last chance at making Jessica fall for him. Layla forgets how much Jessica has been through. It’s unfair. Layla leaves as Natalie stumbles in, freaking out that she has either done the bravest thing in her life or the stupidest, and confesses she wrote John a letter professing her love for him. Brody thinks it was brave and he identifies with how she’s feeling. Natalie thinks she’s desperate and wonders if she should run away.


In the kitchen, Layla tells Carlotta that she hopes tonight will be incredible. They bring up Jessica and Layla says it’s not the way Jessica’s looking at Cris that bothers her. Later, Cris walks in on the ladies and Layla leaves. Carlotta says they’re concerned about him because of Jessica. Carlotta asks if he has feelings for Jessica.


Dorian introduces Shaun to Kelly, who is perturbed, saying she doesn’t need a babysitter. Shawn and Dorian remind Kelly that Shawn’s no stranger and this isn’t negotiable. Kelly has a date and says three’s a crowd. She stalks out and Dorian orders him to follow Kelly. Later, Langston arrives to the mansion and Dorian’s excited she has decided to prepare for the prom there and gushes about how Langston’s now a woman. Langston’s obviously uncomfortable and has rehearsal before prom so takes off. Reed shows up and Dorian demands they get to know each other better before he takes her niece out. She starts twenty questions.

Kelly and Shuan arrive at Roxy’s salon and Kelly asks how much Shaun's getting paid. He says it doesn’t matter. He and Dorian think alike. Whether she likes it or not, he’s not leaving her side until they know she’s safe. Kelly calls John about the autopsy report. John says according to the report, death was caused by heart attack. His hands are officially tied, he tells her. She thinks this means he’s unofficially working on the case but he says officially, he can’t answer that.

After John and Kelly hang up, John calls Warren for a favor, since Warren worked with toxicology in the past. He hangs up and looks for the envelope from Natalie. When he doesn’t find it he asks Rita if she has seen it. He finds out Marty was in his office when he was away.


Jessica arrives at Roxy’s and bumps into Kelly, who apologizes for what happened. Jessica thanks her and says she’s preparing for prom. Kelly and Shaun leave and Jessica shows Roxy a photo of how she’d like her hair done for prom. It’s very retro, suggests Roxy, with a grin. Roxy combs Jessica’s hair and Ford leaves the salon saying he hopes to see Jessica sometime. Roxy tells her to watch out for Ford. Jessica doesn’t care about him and informs Roxy that Cris all but said he has feelings for her today. Just then, Layla walks in the door.


Viki and Clint meet Marty at the Palace and they discuss Jessica. Marty thinks there’s something about prom that is significant to Jessica. Marty thinks she’s trying to recreate the night she was hoping to lose her virginity to Cris. Clint is positive that’s not going to happen.


Kelly and Shaun arrive at the mansion and Reed fills Kelly in on their plans to take in a production in New York. He’s excited to have her all to himself.


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