The Personal Touch
"I don't know about that," says Chelsea, "But they're certainly good enough to prove we were in his dorm room and get us arrested for breaking and entering."
Chelsea has him sit down and wait for Cordy and Stephanie. Nick can't wait to see Bo arrest Ford.
Inside, Patch and Bo have a couple of beers. Patch taunts Shawn about his new supercop status. Bo says, "We got a match for the bullet and the fingerprints – Kate Roberts."
Shawn gasps, "I nailed Phillip's mom?"
"Every guy in town has nailed her," says Bo, "But technically, your Uncle Roman got credit for the arrest." Patch sneaks off while they talk. Bo says Shawn's application to the academy has now been fast-tracked. He wonders if Belle will be happy about this.
Chloe tells Belle she doesn't want to be a honeymoon crasher. She says she is back in town for the big high school reunion, but Brady didn't make it, "Who's lame idea was it for you and Shawn to honeymoon at the airport?"
Belle sweats, "I have to go."
Chloe is confused, "Shawn is spending the night here by himself?"
Belle squirms, "Great to see you."
It doesn't seem like it," says Chloe, "Is Shawn in there, or should I see who is behind door 1026?"
Roman grills Kate. He says her fingerprints are all over the gun. Kate clams up. Roman tells her to call Phillip and get him over there. He leaves. Kate calls.
Bo and Shawn discuss Belle's letter. Bo rambles about how tough it is to be a cop, "You're never on duty, you sit around at a bar in the middle of the day drinking with your friend..." Shawn insists Belle is behind him. Patch comes back with a bottle of champagne from OMB's private stock and tells Shawn he should take it and celebrate with Belle. Shawn reminds him she is with her study group.
Patch encourages him, "Go give her a reason to get away from the study group. Don't let the fun stop. Any idiot can open a bottle of champagne."
"Well," says Shawn, "Then maybe if Belle and I work on it together we can figure out how to do it." He leaves. Patch senses something is wrong. Bo swills his beer. A drunk down at the end of the bar wonders how he'll get his next drink without a bartender on duty.
Belle wishes she had more time to visit with Chloe. Her phone rings. She tells Shawn the study group is wrapping up. Chloe figures it's Shawn and gets curious. Belle hangs up and suggests they all get together for dinner sometime. Chloe suggests bringing Phillip. The blood drains from Belle's face.
Kate tells Roman she couldn't reach Phillip. She insists she didn't try to kill anyone. Roman is stern, "The gun, the slug and the hole in my daughter's dress say otherwise."
Stephanie arrives without Cordy. She, Nick and Chelsea go into the pub and meet Bo and Patch. Chelsea gives Bo the packet o' pix, "We... um... found some evidence on Ford Decker. Everything you need to arrest him is right here."
Stephanie squeals, "Are you crazy? Why would you do that?"
Bo passes the pictures around. He asks how they got them. "We stopped by his room," says Chelsea.
Patch was born at night, but it wasn't last night, "You mean he invited you in?" Bo figures they busted in.
"Who made you two FBI," grumbles Chelsea.
Bo is reluctant to do something. The pictures are illegal. Patch gets an idea, "Maybe someone just dropped them off at the Salem PD and you don't know who." He grabs a picture, "Let me see that." Chelsea talks about Ford's rating system.
Phillip picks up his things. His cell phone rings. Kate. She tells him she's charged with attempted murder because of the gun he promised he would get rid of for her.
Roman soaks it all in, "Kate, Do you really want me to hear this?"
Kate cups the phone and snorts, "I'm not going down alone."
Phillip has a conniption as he listens in. He yells, "Don't say another word! I'm on my way."
Belle tells Chloe Shawn and Phillip aren't friends any more, "But Phillip and I have been very friendly lately."
Chloe asks for Phillip's number, "How does he look?"
Surprised. Phillip walks out of the hotel room, "Chloe?" Chloe soaks it in and adds it up.
"This is weird," says Chloe, "Speak of the devil."
The crowd at the pub sits at a table. Patch looks over the pictures from Ford's journal, "He has dates, sorority houses and ratings in here." Stephanie thinks it’s a waste of time to look at illegal pictures. Chelsea tells them about Ford bringing in another girl while they were there. She says he saw the broken window and open journal and got the girl out before anything happened. Bo wants to hurt someone.
Chelsea says they found out another Theta sister was a victim, but they don't know who she is. Bo says he will use the pictures but wants Chelsea to stay away from Ford. Nick pipes in – he will make sure she does that. He tells Bo Ford took the evidence with him. Bo's attitude deflates like yesterday's cheap balloon, "That means the pictures are meaningless. Without evidence, the case against him is no good."
How many idiots does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently, just one, but that's just if he's only unscrewing it. Screwing it back in is way above Shawn's level of intelligence. Shawn is up on a stand. He unscrews the light bulb, gets down and says, "Maybe it's time to slip into something more fun."
Chloe greets Phillip. He says he's at the hotel because he's flying out on business tomorrow and it's easier just to stay at the airport. They exchange numbers. Chloe leaves for her room.
Belle panics. Phillip says he will explain they were both there to talk about Claire. He won't let anyone hurt Belle, "Everything is going to be all right."
Roman quietly asks another officer if ballistics has completed its testing on Marlena's gun. The officer says he will let him know as soon as the tests are complete.
Phillip and Kate argue. Phillip says his lawyers say there isn't enough evidence to hold Kate. Kate wants loyalty from her son. He insists he's doing everything he can. He's sorry about the gun. Kate doesn't think it's a coincidence Shawn found the gun. If Phillip had gotten rid of it when she asked they wouldn't be in this fix. She wants him to get the gun and get rid of it. She thinks this has something to do with his lust for Belle. Kate hopes whatever Belle gave in exchange was worth it for selling her out. Phillip leaves. Kate pouts.
Belle comes home. She flicks on the light switch, but the room remains dark. A flashlight beam blinds her. Shawn appears, decked out in an officer's uniform, complete with cheap sunglasses. It makes you want to break into a chorus of 'YMCA.' Officer Shawn is deadly serious, "Step away from the door, ma'am."
"Certainly," says Belle, "I wouldn't want to interfere with an officer doing his duty. What are the charges."
"I hear you've been stealing hearts, miss."
"More than you know. Do you have a warrant?"
Shawn shows her his warrant. The fourth amendment will never be the same. He dangles handcuffs.
Bo says he would love to put Ford away but can't do it without evidence. Patch says they should look at it from the other side, "The judge will think Chelsea has a grudge against Ford and might think the photos are fake."
Bo says, "I'll give the photos to some guys I know and have them sweep the area. God knows, Street sweepers make better cops than the Salem PD."
Patch suggests he and Bo pay Ford a little visit. Stephanie tells him to stop it.
Bo asks why. "Because," says Stephanie, "Ford doesn't just get mad – he gets even."
"He's a coward," says Bo, "Once he knows we're after him, he won't even cross the street without looking over his shoulder."
"Too bad John Black didn't look over his shoulder when he was crossing the street," says Patch.
Bo says there isn't much else they can do, "We'll give Ford the personal touch." Bo and Patch leave to take care of Decker.
Stephanie has a meltdown. She turns to Chelsea, "Do you ever think of anyone but yourself? You always have to be the big hero no matter who gets hurt!"
"How am I hurting you?"
"I mean Cordy. She doesn't want to relive this. No one does."
Roman comes in, "Can I get you anything?"
Kate asks, "Is this the return of the good cop? No thanks." Kate rambles on about Phillip. Roman wonders how many times Kate is going to implicate Phillip. She settles down and asks how much trouble she's really in. Roman will get coffee and they can discuss that. She insists the gun just went off, "I'm scared Roman."
Roman consoles her, "I know you are."
Belle. Shawn. Sam Spade music. The cop asks, "How do you plead for making so many great things happen in my life? Do you want to confess to officer Shawn?"
"I'd rather confess to officer Phillip."
Phillip calls Chloe and asks her out for a drink.
Roman brings decaf. No caffeine for Kate. Kate insists she would never have tried to kill Sami even though she wanted to. She points out Sami has returned the favor many times. Roman says if she had come to him before the gun turned up, maybe he could have helped. Kate says, "I don't need a lawyer. I need a tried and true friend who will get rid of the gun. Are you that kind of friend?"
Chloe tells Phillip she and Brady are divorced. Everything went wrong. Then she discovered she was a fifth-tier opera singer in a town full of divas. Her career fell apart. She says she has returned for the high school reunion. She says she heard Phillip and Shawn are on the outs. "You could say things are tense," says Phillip, "But don't get the wrong idea about Belle and me."
"Why would I get the wrong idea," she asks, "Because she came out of your hotel room and lied about it? I'm pretty good at keeping secrets."
Nick and Chelsea try to convince Stephanie they have to go after Ford. Stephanie argues and storms out.
Ford checks his computer. Someone pounds on his door. Ford yells, "I'm busy. Go away!"
Bo booms, "Salem PD!" Ford opens the door. "Mind if we come in," asks Bo.
"Yeah," says Ford, "I do mind." Bo and Patch steamroll into the room.
"I want a warrant," says Ford.
"I want to know what a warrant is," says Bo, "I guess I shouldn't have lied about being here on official Salem PD business." Patch says they are there to have a little chat about their daughters.
Bo gets in his face, "Sit!" Ford keeps standing. "It wasn't a request," says Bo, as he plows his fist into Ford's gut. Ford hits the floor and scrapes up his intestines.
Phillip tells Chloe it's easier to get updates about Claire on neutral ground. She wonders why Belle wouldn't tell her that. "It's not a problem unless someone decides to make it one," says Phillip.
Chloe announces she's moving back to Salem, "Things sound a heck of a lot more interesting this side of the ocean."
"Unless you're watching DOOL," says Phillip.
Officer Shawn would never doubt his number one suspect. "There are no secrets between us," lies Belle.
"I'll start by coming clean," says Shawn, "It was Kate's gun I found. Now I'm a shoe-in for the academy." Belle kisses him and says she is proud of him.
"I love you," says Officer Shawn, "I sentence us to a lifetime of this... and much more of this..." Officer Shawn moves in.
Chloe thanks Phillip for the drink. He thanks her for not asking too many questions. Phillip vows they won't lose touch again. She thinks they should get together. Phillip says, "I'm not trying to take anything of Shawn's. I'm just trying to hold on to what is mine."
He thinks Chloe should let Shawn know she is back. She leaves. Outside, she takes out her phone and makes a call.
Ford insists he doesn't know Chelsea, "This is harassment."
"Report me," snorts Bo. Ford gets in his face. Bo asks, "Did I say you could stand up?" Once again, Bo performs stomach surgery and once again, Ford has to clean his guts up off the floor. Bo threatens, "You even look at our daughters again and I swear you will lose a very valuable body part, and it will be very painful. I don't give a damn who your daddy is." Bo gives him another uppercut in the solar plexus for good measure.
Patch picks up the pile of flesh by his hair, "Feel free to report us. We have pictures of your stash and your journal." Bo and Patch leave. Ford oozes.
Chelsea wonders why Stephanie is mad at her and not Ford. "Because you're not a threat," says Nick. He suggests they give her time, "I know it's impossible to stay mad at you. I'm your boyfriend and I will protect you even when you come up with outrageous plans."
"I have a crazy idea," says Chelsea.
"I can't say no to you," says Nick
Roman says the gun stays in the evidence room, "I'm a cop. I can't tamper with the evidence. In fact a lot of times I have trouble identifying it, let alone tampering. But I'll do you a favor and forget you asked that."
An officer comes into Roman's office and tells him the ballistics report is in. Roman apologizes for having to leave and goes to look at it.
The officer says, "It's a match to Marlena Evans."
Roman whispers, "Don't use her name. Ever."
The cop asks, "Not even with you?"
"Nobody," says Roman.
Kate watches. "I'll take it from here," says Roman. Pan to Kate.
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