10/24/2001 Bianca Visits Laura

"At SOS Mateo was incredulous at Frankie's request for "weed." He demanded to know who sent her and didn't believe her when she said she came on her own. Frankie tried to leave but Mat grabbed her roughly by the arms and Simone stepped in. The three of them went outside and Frankie said she didn't know what Mateo was talking about, no one sent her. Simone told Frankie to leave and then turned her attention to Mat. He said he was sure Proteus sent Frankie but Simone said that would be too risky. Mat believed that Proteus was putting the word out on the streets that his club was the place to score drugs. He decided to stop this now and said he was calling the police. Simone said she couldn't let him do that and he yelled at her "Who the hell are you to stop me?." She said he knows who she is and what she's doing there and he most definitely wasn't going to the cops. Simone understood that Mat was under pressure and feeling paranoid. Mat freaked out on her, yelling about Proteus coming to his house and wondered what would happen to him and his family if he gets caught doing Proteus' dirty work. Simone said Mat was covered, that she's documenting everything. Mat didn't believe that this was enough to save him but agreed to go back into SOS. As they walked in Mat was telling Simone loudly that he wasn't about to let some punk smoke a joint in his parking lot, that he runs a clean club here. Simone told him he was the best boss a girl could have as they walked behind the bar. Hayley was waiting there for Mat and piped in "He's a pretty good husband too! What'd I miss?" She reminded her husband that she was there to do the club's books and Mat said he'd forgotten that she was coming. He told her he would do the books and tried to make up excuses to get her to leave. Hayley got very upset with him as Simone walked over with the books. Simone told Mat she'd fixed a mistake in the bookkeeping and that she deserved a raise. Hayley gave Mat a confused look and he said he'd forgotten to tell her that Simone was doing the books. As she got upset Mat accused her of acting weird and insecure and chalked it up to a "postpartum" thing. Hayley went crazy on Mateo and wondered why he was trying to hurt her. She didn't think he could be so cruel and said to him "You're covering something and if you can't tell me what it is, we don't belong together!." Mat gave in and said she was right but that he can't tell her at the club. He asked Hayley to trust him and said he'd tell her everything at home.. She wasn't happy about this and in the background stood Simone, watching and listening.

Mia and Ryan were in bed cuddling while waiting for their food to be delivered. Ryan got up to take a shower and told Mia there was money somewhere in the room, in case the food arrived before he was dressed. As soon as he turned on the water in the bathroom there was a knock on the door. Mia wrapped herself in the sheets and opened the door. Liza was standing there and looked horrified to find Mia answering the door. She began yelling at Mia and Ryan came out of the bathroom. He tried to calm them down as he ushered Liza into his room. He said he should've told Liza about him and Mia but Mia said why, it was none of Liza's business. Ryan told Liza she was over reacting but Liza said Mia was using Ryan to get to her. Mia jumped in and started to make a comment about how Liza and Ryan only had "comfort sex" twice but Ryan stopped her from going any further. Liza threw a hateful look at Mia and stormed out of Ryan's room. After Ryan shut the door Mia said Liza would never be interested in being friends with her now. She wondered why Liza keeps coming over to Ryan's and he said it's because they're friends. Mia asked him if he was sleeping with both of them. Ryan told her no, he's not involved with Liza. Mia wanted to understand what his "deal" is with Liza but Ryan insisted that he doesn't have one. She thought he's sleeping with her because he can't have Liza so he might as well have her sister. Ryan denied this and told her to give Liza time and she'll come around. Mia said no she won't, that Liza is a jealous mess. She wondered why Liza can't let go of Ryan and what kept bringing her back to Ryan.

Adam ranted and raved at Barry Shire because Barry hasn't gotten any information about Ryan Lavery. Barry told Adam there were no birth records to be found and Adam told him to fire the private investigator and hire a new one. Barry asked about Mia and Adam said it was probably a mistake to have turned a beautiful woman onto Ryan. Adam then wondered what appeal Ryan had for women. Barry thought it was a "pity thing", that the women were trying to save Ryan from himself. He told Adam that's why Liza was working so closely with Ryan on the memorial playground. Adam didn't know anything about this and was absolutely furious, throwing a crystal glass to the floor and screaming "Damn it to hell!" After he calmed down he asked Barry about the playground and Barry described the state of the art facility. With tears in his voice Adam said it was a shrine to honor Liza's affair with Ryan. Liza walked in and stepped on the broken crystal and asked Adam what was going on. He just glared at her while Barry scurried out of the room. Adam told her he'd broken the glass because of a bad business deal but she didn't believe him and turned to leave. Adam stopped her and said he wanted to talk about building a playground for Colby and Hayley's child. Busted, Liza tried to justify working on Gillian's memorial and said that Adam had nothing to worry about with Ryan, that Ryan had moved on. "He's sleeping with Mia!" she told her husband. Adam said Mia could help Ryan but Liza said Mia was just trying to steal her life. Adam looked sadly at Liza and said "I was under the impression that I was your life." Liza said Mia was just trying to get back at her. Adam wondered why Liza was still thinking about Ryan. Liza didn't have an answer and left the room silently.

At Tempo, Brooke and Edmund pulled away from their kiss. They looked at each other and Brooke said she didn't know where that came from. She tried to joke that it was something they used to do and Edmund agreed, saying with a grin "Yeah, ALOT!" She said "well, this is awkward now!" and Edmund asked if she felt embarrassed, like she'd crossed a line. Brooke looked a little uncomfortable but Edmund leaned over to her and kissed her again. She asked where that came from and said she was a bit confused. Edmund told her she needed some confusion and asked what she was afraid of. Brooke said she was afraid that kissing him was a mistake. Edmund told her she was adorable when she was indecisive and asked her if she was afraid to go backwards. He said he'd never regretted their time together, even when she chose Tad over him. He said he doesn't want to live in the past and doesn't want to try to recreate what they'd had previously. Edmund asked if they could clear the slate and start over. Brooke admitted that she's never stopped wanting to kiss him. He smiled as he said "Lucky me!" and he planted another kiss on her. Brooke asked where they should go from here and told him she doesn't expect anything from him. Edmund said "what about fun? You remember fun don't you? Expect that!."

At their condo Leo and Laura discussed their guest list for the wedding. Laura handed Leo a phone message, it was from a security company Leo had called to work their wedding. She asked if he really thought Greenlee would crash their wedding. Leo told her not to worry; he'd handle Greenlee. He went into the kitchen and Laura thought to herself "No, I will!." She joined Leo and asked about the restraining order, she wondered how complicated it would be to get. Leo said since Greenlee broke into their home it wouldn't be a problem to get. Laura wondered if Greenlee was going to try to ruin everything and Leo told her not to worry. He left to go to work after Laura handed him her latest column for Tempo. After he shut the door Laura picked up the phone number for the security company and smiled to herself.

At Temp Leo walked into Brooke's office to find a slightly flustered Brooke and Edmund. He told Brooke that Greenlee had broken into their condo but that he was getting a restraining order. He told his mother in law that he would do anything to keep Greenlee away from Laura. Brooke said she would go check on Laura since she was at home having her wedding dress fitted. Leo said that was a good idea and Brooke left. Leo turned to Edmund and asked why he doesn't like Laura. Edmund said he was just surprised that Leo thinks Greenlee is so dangerous. Leo wanted to know why Edmund was defending Greenlee but Edmund turned the tables and asked Leo why he was attacking her. Leo denied attacking Greenlee. Edmund said he was trying to crush her to get back at her, and said that while Greenlee is persistent, she's not a threat. Edmund went on to say that from some things he's seen at Tempo he believes Laura is out of control. Leo made an excuse for Laura, saying her meds were off. Edmund said that wasn't it and Leo jumped on him, asking if Brooke knows how he feels about her daughter. Leo left after handing Edmund the column Laura wrote for Tempo. He opened it and found an article about jealousy turning violent.

Laura was being fitted for her wedding dress and the seamstress complimented her on her choice. She went on to tell Laura that her wedding was like a fairy tale come true. Laura took that thought and ran with it, going on and on about the true love she and Leo share and how much Leo cares for her. She went on saying that she was just the luckiest girl in the world as Bianca appeared at her open front door. Laura sent the seamstress on her way and welcomed Bianca into her home. She told Bianca it was too bad she didn't get to see her dress but asked if she like the veil she was trying on. Bianca didn't have much of an opinion and Laura just kept talking about herself and Leo's love for her. Bianca stopped her and asked what Laura wanted from her. Laura stunned her by saying she'd like her to be her maid of honor. Bianca wondered why Laura changed her mind and wanted to be friends now, since Bianca hadn't changed the way she feels about things. Bianca meant how she felt about Leo and Laura's marriage but Laura played innocent and said "You don't love me anymore?." Bianca was a bit grossed out and said she didn't have feelings for Laura anymore. Laura very nastily asked "Aren't you still gay?." Bianca said yes, that will never change but she doesn't have feelings for Laura anymore. Laura started to talk wildly about Greenlee breaking into her condo, how much Leo loves being married to her, how happy they are, and that Leo's getting a restraining order against Greenlee. Bianca looked very confused at Laura's strange ramblings and Laura tried a different approach. She sweetly asked Bianca to be friends again and to stand up for her at her wedding. Outside the condo Brooke walked to the front door and heard her daughter talking to someone. "Of course you don't want to be my bridesmaid because you still have sick fantasies of you and me!" Brooke stepped in the front door in time to see Laura scream "You can just get the hell out of here you bitch!." There was no one else in the room."

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