That Gives Me An Idea!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Ivy and Rebecca hire a nanny, Ethan pledges his commitment to Gwen, Paloma gets a shock from the past, and the demon elf enjoys himself.

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At the church, Gwen and Ethan come out of Theresa's memorial service and Gwen tells him that Jonathan is with Sheridan and Pilar took the other kids home. Noah and Paloma walk up to them and Paloma says Theresa would have loved the service. Ethan says he will see them up at the house soon. Julian and Esme come by and Julian remarks that Theresa would have been proud, while Esme says some inappropriate things. Ivy and Rebecca follow and Ethan notices Rebecca's shark skin shoes. She tells him she has a matching bag as well. Gwen pulls her mother aside and yells at her for her tackiness while Ivy tells Ethan to ignore her. Ethan says he will, but notes that the pain of losing Theresa keeps getting stronger. Ivy urges him to let his love for Gwen grow. Ivy and Rebecca leave and Ethan tells Gwen that the service didn't seem complete without Theresa's body there. They leave the church and Theresa walks in the room saying she wishes she could tell Ethan she was right there.


At the Crane Mansion, Noah consoles Paloma, while Esme sends Viki up to her bedroom and asks Julian if they can get out of there because she can't stand all the gloom and doom. She grabs a bottle of booze and leads him away. Viki watches and says she can't let Esme leave her and follows them. Meanwhile, Ivy and Rebecca ponder how they can keep Ethan from even thinking about Theresa and then toast to Theresa's demise.

Ethan and Gwen walk in, but Ethan doesn't think he can face everyone right now. Gwen reminds Ethan that he promised he was going to focus on her and their family and wants reassurances that he can put Theresa behind him. Ethan says it's not that easy. Noah and Paloma walk up and tell them they are leaving. Paloma hugs Ethan and says they will get through this together. After Ethan and Gwen head into the living room, Noah tells Paloma he wishes they had a place to be alone together. They say they'll figure it out and the demon elf appears saying he has plans for them.


The elf walks unnoticed into the living room and sees Rebecca. He thinks he can use her and says he will see her later. Rebecca and Ivy secretly talk in the corner while Theresa eavesdrops from outside. Rebecca tells Ivy they need to interview nannies so Gwen doesn't have to think about the children and can focus solely on Ethan.


Ethan and Gwen discuss his preoccupation with Theresa and Rebecca and Ivy walk up. Rebecca lashes out at Ethan for upsetting Gwen and Ivy tells him to let Theresa go for everyone's sake. Ethan assures everyone that he wants to concentrate on Gwen and their family. Theresa overhears and cries saying she misses him. Rebecca tells Ethan and Gwen that she and Ivy will be interviewing nannies, but Ethan isn't too keen on the idea. Gwen likes the idea and Ivy and Rebecca present a good argument for hiring one. Ethan eventually agrees, but says he wants to raise their children and the nanny will just be a helper. He tells Gwen he has stuff to talk to her about and they leave the room.


Ivy and Rebecca stay behind and discuss hiring a nanny. Theresa thinks to herself, "It just might work. And if it does, it will turn their plans upside down." Theresa comes inside to listen as Ivy and Rebecca interview nannies. Rebecca sends away all the attractive interviewees so they won't turn Ethan's head. She says the nanny has to be unattractive, ugly and preferably an out and out troll. Theresa gets an idea and sneaks out of the house. Theresa returns, dressed as a dorky, unattractive nanny with a bad wig and bad teeth. Rebecca and Ivy are shocked by her appearance, but Rebecca thinks she's perfect and they offer her the job.


Ethan and Gwen go upstairs and Ethan reiterates that he will focus on her and the kids and says they have a shot at being happy. Gwen is thrilled and thinks to herself that if her mother and Ivy find a good nanny, she can make him forget about Theresa forever. Gwen talks about moving away, but Ethan wants to stay in Harmony. Gwen wonders if he wants to stay because of his memories of Theresa, but Ethan says he wants to stay so the kids can grow up around their family. They discuss how happy they will be together with the children, but Gwen thinks the kids will be with the nanny and he will be all hers.


Esme and Julian go to the mausoleum and Julian can't believe they are going to have sex there. As they get frisky, Viki stands outside with a knife. Esme brings out a skeleton and a mummy costume and they hear a noise, which is Viki's cell phone. Esme says to ignore it because a lot of creepy things crawl around mausoleums. Viki answers her phone and it's Alistair asking if she's killed Ethan yet. She says she will, but first, she has other things to take care of. After Julian and Esme have sex, they talk about Viki and Julian thinks they should pick a boarding school for her. Esme wonders why he wants to send Viki away and Julian says it will be good for her to learn how to stand on her own two feet. Esme isn't so sure about sending Viki away, but Julian says with her gone, it will give them more time for their sex games and they go at it again. Viki gets angry and says, "You have to die, Julian!" As Julian and Esme sleep, Viki sneaks up on them with the knife and stabs Julian.


Noah and Paloma go to the wharf lamenting the fact that they have nowhere to be alone together. The elf pops up and thinks they have much bigger problems than that. Noah gets an idea of where they can be together and steps aside to make a few phone calls.


The elf tells a mystery man that it's time for him to strike. The man walks over to Paloma, grabs her and kisses her. Paloma breaks away and is shocked to see that it's Roberto. He tells her that he's back in Harmony for good because he couldn't keep away from her and she is clearly affected by him. He wants to pick up where they left off and kisses her again just as Noah returns. Noah punches Roberto who falls to the ground. Paloma helps her ex off the ground and tells Noah he's just an old friend. Noah knows exactly who he is and asks what he's doing there. Roberto says his time away made him realize what was important to him and Noah tells him that ship has sailed. Noah wants Paloma to tell him why that is and Paloma stalls a bit, but then tells Roberto that she and Noah are getting married. Roberto begrudgingly congratulates a defensive Noah and Paloma asks Roberto if he'd like to stick around and catch up. He says another time because right now he has to look for a place to live and leaves.


The demon thinks his plan is working perfectly as he sees that Paloma still has feelings for her ex. Noah asks why she didn't tell Roberto right away that they were engaged and wonders if she still has feelings for him. The demon blows a black heart Paloma's way which makes her think about Roberto, but she tells Noah she loves him and he's the only man for her. Noah apologizes for overreacting and is happy he's the only man for her and hugs her, but Paloma doesn't look so convinced. Noah says he talked to Tabitha, and Paloma can rent a room from her until they get married, which the elf thinks is an excellent idea.

Noah and Paloma go to Tabitha's and hear someone in the shower. Noah thinks it's Miguel, but the elf appears and says the house is full of surprises. They go in Paloma's room and hear that the shower has turned off. They yell for Miguel to come in, but are surprised to see a towel clad Roberto enter the room instead. Roberto says Tabitha rented him a room and they will be neighbors.


Next on Passions:

Viki thinks to herself, "You better not make it Julian. You have to die."

The doctor tells Sam and Esme, "I have some sad news." Esme fears Julian is dead.

"The nanny" tells Ivy and Rebecca she is eager to get to her duties.

Pilar tells Ethan, "I just miss her so much."

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