In a special episode to honor Erika Slezak's forty years as Viki, Tess and Ford try to keep Niki a secret, Jean Randolph emerges, and Viki passes out...
Locked inside her own mind, Viki looks around the attic at Llanfair and gasps, "Oh no." She rushes to a mirror and sees that Niki is out. She begs Niki to let her back in control. She has to get Ryder back for Jessica. Viki sees Jean Randolph, the gatekeeper, holding a set of keys. Viki orders her to open the gate and let her out. Jean can't. She doesn't have the key because Viki gave it to Niki. She reminds Viki though she didn't mean to, she's the one who let Niki out.
Niki enters a bathroom at the courthouse and rants about the ugly clothes she has to wear in order to appear as Viki. A deal's a deal. Niki plans to help Tess get custody of Ryder then she's off to Vegas. "Bye, bye, Viki," Niki says, as she dresses to look like Viki. "Showtime."
In the courtroom, Tess denies that Niki is back. Joey grabs Tess and accuses her of using Niki to get custody of Ryder. "Get your hands off my wife," Ford demands. When Joey trashes Ford as a husband, Ford informs Joey that Aubrey only married him for the money. The men engage in a shoving match until Niki appears as Viki and chastises them for fighting. Joey and Natalie share their concerns about Viki being Niki. "Don't be ridiculous," Niki replies. "I'm completely integrated."
Still locked inside her own mind, Viki watches through a mirror what's going on in the courtroom. She vows to get out of the locked room. She won't allow Niki to help Tess get custody of Ryder. Jean shows Viki another mirror. It's too late. The hearing has already begun. Viki finds another mirror and calls out to Joey and Natalie, "That's not me." Viki grabs the keys from Jean, shakes them and orders her to take action…
Back inside the courtroom, word comes that a new judge has been assigned to the case. Niki, as Viki, refuses a lawyer and court begins. The judge is confused when Niki informs that her cheating husband has been removed from the suit. Niki claims with all the drama in her life, there's no way she can take care of her grandchild now. "Told you not to worry," Tess whispers to Ford. Joey stands up and pleads with the judge, "That woman is not my mother." Joey and Natalie explain Viki's condition. Niki turns around and seethes at Joey, "You and the red-head are royal pains in the butt!" Niki admits to the judge that she's really Niki Smith. Niki stomps around the courtroom then stumbles over the judge's bench. When she stands and puts on the judge's glasses, everyone realizes she's Jean. Though Jean makes it clear she's not a fan of children, she claims to be more than capable of taking care of Ryder. Natalie and Joey beg the judge to let them take their mother to the hospital. Jean starts to appear lightheaded.
Niki is none too happy that she's appeared back inside Viki's mind. Niki laughs when she hears Jean ruining things with the judge. Viki watches the court proceedings through a mirror and demands that Niki give her back the key she gave her. Niki starts running around Viki's mind in the attic yelling, "Catch me if you can." When Viki falls to the ground, Jean reappears in Viki's mind and looks at Niki, who says, "Look what you did." They argue over who's at fault. Jean reminds Niki if Viki dies, they die too.
Tess and Ford slip off to the bathroom after a recess is called. Ford comments on the freak show that just took place and asks how many personalities Tess has. Tess blows him off and happily talks about winning the case. There's no way the judge will give Ryder to Viki now. Ford thinks she has a point and pulls her close. Tess hugs him back but quickly regroups her emotions before heading back to the courtroom.
Natalie and Joey stand over Viki in the courtroom, begging her to wake up. Tess and Ford appear, as do the EMTs. Inside Viki's mind she warns Niki and Jean that she had a weak moment. She goes over everything she's suffered and vows to be stronger than all of her alters. The EMTs report that her pulse is stabilizing. As Niki screams, "No," Viki opens her eyes and assures Natalie and Joey that she's really Viki.
Llanview spoilers for the next One Life to Live:
John cancels out on Kelly and plans to have dinner with Marty.
Rex makes a confession to Gigi.
Aubrey's feelings for Joey cause her and Cutter to clash.
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