Thursday, June 02, 2011


"Aunt Marley is an adult," Steven snapped. "We've all had our share of childhood trauma and disappointments. We don't all lash out at half our loved ones while trying to kidnap the other half. We don't all have our feet 'slip' on a gas pedal or go Single White Female on our own sister. There comes a time when Aunt Marley needs to be held accountable for her actions, and not have you — or Grant — tripping over each other to absolve her."

Donna stared at her grandson, hesitant at this most unusual, angry outburst, realizing, "Marley taking your sisters, she didn't so much anger as... she frightened you."

"If Marley had had her way, Kirk and I would have probably never seen them again. She would've taken what we have left of our mother and..."

"Victoria would be gone again," Donna finished, struggling with emotion as she recalled the ten year old boy in the itchy suit and tie at his mother's memorial service, insisting he was fine, he was okay, it's Kirkland they should be worried about. "Oh, Steven..."

He waved her off with one hand and gulped down the last of his coffee. "Dad didn't turn Marley in. He got her to commit herself to Clareview like you always planned."

"Thank God," Donna sighed in relief. "What about Grant?"

"Dad's dealing with him."

"Dealing with him how?"

"You'll have to ask him. He told me to focus on taking care of Bridget and Michele, and that's what I plan to do."

"It's time for you take care of yourself, darling. I can see what an effect last night had on you. I'll watch over the girls from here on out, don't you worry."

"I'm sorry, Grandmother. I cannot leave you in charge of Bridget and Michele."


Steven asserts himself with Donna, Jamie puts Grant's deal into Kirkland's hands, Chase offers Lila a glimpse into his past, Amanda refuses to let Kevin wallow in self-pity, GQ and Jen fill each other in, and Sarah issues an ultimatum.

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