Rafe Wishes He Had Children but Guesses It Wasn’t in the Cards
Wednesday June 13, 2018: Ben flashes back to killing the midwife Wendy, Rafe and Eli try to figure out a way to get Gabi out of prison, and Lani and Val bond.
In SPD’s interrogation room, neither Rafe nor Eli can find anything to clear Gabi’s name from the murder charge. Rafe’s pissed and not sure how much more his baby sister can take. They ponder their next move. Maybe somebody saw something. Eli calls someone and learns there’s an old snitch of Raines’ that may be able to help. Abe arrives to ask Hope for news about Ben Weston’s release. Hope relays news that Chad found Ben at Will’s. He offered him money and a ride to the city limits. Abe hopes that homicidal maniac isn’t anywhere near those he loves. Abe feels relief that they dodged that bullet and then wants to talk as friends. He asks how things are going between her and Rafe. Hope says things are the same though she called off the annulment. She is trying to forgive him. Rafe steps out of the interrogation room as Abe’s leaving and Hope asks to talk.
From the loft, Tripp leaves another message for Ciara to call, claiming last night was a stupid misunderstanding. Claire arrives. She feels awful about what happened but knows Ciara can care for herself. Tripp’s still worried and leaves Hope a message to call. Claire hates seeing Tripp like this.
Ben carries an unconscious Ciara into the old abandoned cabin in the woods that he was last in with Chad and Abigail. Ben cleans Ciara’s bloodied face with concern on his face. He looks around and flashes to Abigail screaming for help as she’s handcuffed to a chair. “And now it’s just the two of us,” he says to Ciara. He asks her to wake up and has more flashbacks about kidnapping Abby. Ciara finally begins to come around and moans. It reminds him of Wendy, (played by Denice Duff), helping Abigail give birth. He recalls killing Wendy and burying her. He sweats as he appears to be having a difficult time reliving the horrors of that day. He can’t stop flashing back and starts panting. He finds a blanket to keep Ciara warm with, flashing back the whole time to setting Chad and Abby on fire. He finds a lighter as Ciara wakes up and takes a look at him. “Oh my God,” she exclaims.
In the square, Lani tells Val she’s had no more cramping. She’ll be relieved to deliver a healthy baby. Val asks if she could be there, and then worries she’s overstepped. Lani hasn’t thought about who should be there. Though Lani was angry with Val for forcing her to tell Eli the truth, Lani now realizes Val was right. Val knows it’d be too hard living with the guilt and she didn’t want to see that happen to Lani. Lani forgives Val. They hold hands and weep a little. Claire turns up as Val’s leaving. Lani heard her brother broke up with Claire. Claire’s eyes well up as she tells Lani that Theo’s a better person than her. She tells Lani all about getting naked with Tripp and thinks she’s a terrible person. Lani says they all make mistakes, herself included. She reminds Claire that she’s in no place to judge. Claire smiles as Lani holds her burgeoning pregnant belly.
Back at SPD, Hope hears Tripp’s voicemail and rushes off to the loft.
Hope arrives at the loft and Tripp runs at the mouth in an attempt to explain what happened between he and Claire and why Ciara ran out. Hope is confused so Tripp realizes Ciara never told her mother what happened. He details that her daughter caught him naked with Claire. Tripp admits Ciara told him about Chase. Hope wants to talk to Ciara but is upset that she’s missing.
Back at SPD, Rafe learns Eli got the snitch to work at giving up Diane’s friends. Rafe asks how Lani is. Eli says she seems better and soon they’ll have their hands full. Rafe envies him. He thought he’d have kids of his own. He guesses it wasn’t in the cards. He shows Eli a photo of Sami’s kid, Johnny, who was obsessed with the FBI. Eli laughs at the cute jacket Rafe got him. Rafe regrets sex with Sami and ruining things with Hope.
Ciara freaks out upon seeing the man who saved her.