Ethan, Pilar, Miguel, Luis, Sam, Ivy, Kay, Sheridan and Gwen head upstairs to check out Little E's claim that Theresa is alive. Pilar steps aside and tells Gwen that if Theresa is alive her and Rebecca are dead meat! Everyone enters Theresa's bedroom and sees a woman behind a dressing screen with black hair. They think it's Theresa, but Rebecca comes out from behind the screen with a black wig on. Ethan is furious and asks what she's doing in Theresa's room and in her dress no less! Rebecca explains that she wanted first dibs on her stuff. Everyone is aghast at Rebecca's behavior and lashes out at her. Rebecca continues to say callous things about Theresa's death and Pilar throws Rebecca out of the room. Sam asks Sheridan to tell Little E about the mix up and instructs everyone to meet downstairs for the informal memorial.
Gwen stays behind with a deflated Ethan who says he thought Theresa had come back to him. Gwen wants to talk about the future, but Ethan says it's not a good time. Gwen says their children can't wait and as parents they need to take care of them. Gwen thinks they should be together for the children since they are still technically married, but Ethan tells her to back off. Gwen continues to press the issue and Ethan says it's too soon to think about a future with her right now and that the kids need time to deal with Theresa's death before they are faced with more upheaval. Gwen backs down and says maybe they should go downstairs for the memorial. Ethan agrees and leaves, while Gwen thinks that hopefully she, Ethan and the children will be a family soon.
Everyone gathers downstairs and Rebecca enters. She apologizes in the tacky way that only Rebecca can and Sam yells at her. He tells her to go some place else because they are planning Theresa's memorial, but she says it won't bother her and sits down with some champagne.
Ethan starts to talk about Theresa at the memorial, while Gwen and Rebecca snicker over Theresa's death and their blackmailing of Pilar. Luis asks who wants to reminisce about Theresa and everyone takes a turn recalling their fondest memory of her. When it's Pilar's turn, she cries as she tells Ethan how much Theresa loved him. Ethan says he loved her too, more than anyone in the world and Gwen rolls her eyes. Ethan then talks about how they met and even though Theresa caused him pain and anger over the years, he knows that she did it because she loved him. Ethan says he will be reunited with her one day in Heaven where they will be able to share the life they were meant to have on Earth.
In a hospital somewhere, Theresa lies in a body bag. She is later seen in a bed hooked up to a machine that registers a heartbeat!
Elsewhere, Esme and Viki enjoy dinner in the kitchen so they can avoid the "crying and wailing" that's going on in other parts of the house. Viki says she feels sorry for Theresa's children because they should have someone to take care of them like she has Esme. Esme assures her she isn't going anywhere, but thinks she should get married in case something does happen to her. She thinks Julian would be a good stepfather to Viki and Viki tightly grips her knife. Esme calls Julian to see if he wants to join them, but Julian is getting drunk in his office. Esme says she'll serve him dessert in bed afterwards if he likes, but Julian says he's busy with work and is upset over Vincent and Valerie. He tells her to drop by if she'd like to later. Esme tells Viki she could really see herself married to Julian and once that happens, they will see her off to her first day at boarding school. Esme drops a glass at the mention of this and is clearly unhappy with the idea.
Esme imagines her, Viki and Julian as the perfect 1950's family while Viki imagines them as the same 1950's family, but with Julian stashed in the freezer.
Viki asks when she would see Esme if she is sent off to boarding school and Esme says they will see each other plenty and goes off to get Julian food from the cook to take to him. Viki thinks that Julian better not try to get rid of her and stabs her dessert.
Esme pops by Julian's office with a basket of food and he is pleased by the effort she made. She says she could do it all the time if they were exclusive, but Julian reminds her that he's having a baby with Valerie. To help plead her case, Esme rips her coat off, revealing a sexy negligee and Julian remarks that she makes two excellent points. As Julian and Esme start to go at it, Viki stands on the other side of the office door thinking that she won't let Julian come between her and Esme. Julian breaks away from Esme and says he can't do it right now because of what happened with Valerie. He tells her there was a moment when he thought he was kissing Vincent, which has turned him off sex for the moment. Esme covers up and breaks out his dinner. As Julian eats, Esme proposes marriage so she can provide a stable life for Viki. Julian doesn't think he'd be a good parent, but Esme says Viki would only spend holidays and vacations with them. Julian thinks it would be better if she spent her free time traveling with friends and Viki thinks that's the wrong answer. Esme says she'd like to spend time with Viki, but Julian thinks it would be better for her to be away from all the violence in Harmony and says they can visit Viki whenever they want to. Esme then convinces Julian to have sex with her and they play out a strange cowgirl/horse scenario as Viki listens at the door. After they complete their romp, conversation returns to Viki and Julian convinces Esme that Viki will enjoy her summers and holidays away from home on her own. Viki thinks she will have to kill Julian if he comes between her and Esme.
Next on Passions
Luis and Paloma catch Fancy and Noah together.
Ethan tells Gwen he's made a decision regarding the future.
Theresa asks, "My family doesn't know I'm alive do they?" A man answers, "No ma'am and that's the way it has to stay."
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