was rushed to the hospital after Miranda struck
her with her car. Miranda denied knowing how
the accident happened, but Ethan quickly discovered
the truth. James told Ethan that Will Thomerson
was an old enemy, but refused to discuss it further.
Jordan asked Alex to star in his new movie.
James walked in on another tender moment between
Brooke and Ethan. Ethan told James that Miranda
hit Brooke with her car. James blasted his
daughter, sending her fleeing from the mansion hours
before the wedding.
sped down Pacific Coast Highway, wiping the tears from her eyes
and trying to focus on the road ahead.
She weaved through traffic and honked at cars relentlessly. A few minutes later she was at the private
airport where her father’s jet was always on hand.
had to get as far away from Los Angeles as she could. After the horrible things her father had said
to her, she didn’t want to be anywhere near him, or anyone else for that
parking her shiny red Camaro, she ran into the small terminal and found the
pilot sitting behind the desk.
Blackthorne, this is a surprise,” he said, tipping his hat to her.
want to get out of here,” she said in bated breath. “Can you take me somewhere?”
thing, Miss Blackthorne,” said the pilot.
“Where are we going?”
hesitated, longing to go somewhere where nobody knew her. She could go anywhere in the world. No one would miss her.
Kenny DeWitt instructed his limousine driver to stop by
Cedars-Sinai on the way to the Blackthorne's.
Renee was at the hospital board of directors meeting and they planned on
going right to James and Brooke's wedding afterwards.
climbed into the back seat and jumped with a start when he spotted Winter
Austen sitting on the seat across from him, dressed in a beige raincoat and a
wickedly seductive smile on her face.
do you think you're doing?" Kenny asked as he felt the limo pull away from
his Bel Air mansion. "I'm on my
way to a wedding for chrissake!"
on, Kenny," Winter purred, her full lips turned into a sexy pout. "I know how you like to do it in the
eyes widened and made sure that the partition was up so that the driver
couldn't see anything in the back seat.
He took a handkerchief from his tuxedo jacket and dabbed a few beads of
sweat from his forehead.
got to stop this," he said, trying to will himself to behave. "Do you understand what my wife will do
to me if she finds us together again?"
laughed and tossed her feathered blond hair over her shoulders. "I know you miss me," she said,
spreading her legs and opening her raincoat.
Underneath she was wearing only red lace panties and a
matching bra. "Don't you want me, Kenny?"
felt his heart racing and his face began sweating uncontrollably. It was an impossible situation. How could he resist her seductive charms and
amazing body? No man could turn her
before he could jump across the seat and lick his tongue down her cleavage, he
forced himself to stop and do a reality check.
He couldn't do anything that would put his marriage or his position on
the land commission in jeopardy. It
simply was not worth it.
going to have to get out, Winter," Kenny insisted, wiping his forehead
again and waiting for the limo to stop before he opened the door. "Please, just leave me alone."
a minute!" she yelled, pulling away as he tried grabbing her arm. "What do you think you're doing?"
sorry, Winter." He pulled her to
the door and pushed her outside onto the curb by the hospital. "It's over, Sweetheart."
Winter yelled, laying on the pavement with her coat spread open and her
underwear exposed for everyone to see.
"You can't do this to me, Kenny!"
looked up just as his wife approached the limo, a stern look of disapproval on
her face. "Baby, I can
explain," he began.
I didn't make myself clear," Renee began, adjusting the collar on her fur
coat. "I specifically told you to never
see this little tramp again or I'd make you very sorry. What part of that didn't you understand,
are you calling a tramp?" Winter asked defensively, struggling to stand up
in her shiny red stilettos.
looked down at her and grinned haughtily.
"I'm not the one laying on the ground in my underwear, dear."
you dear me, lady," Winter
remarked bitterly, tying her coat around her waist. "I can have your husband anytime I
want. Just wait and see."
see about that."
it was a mistake," Kenny insisted.
damn right it was a mistake," Renee spat.
"I warned you, Kenny. Now
you're going to have to suffer the consequences. Both of you."
ducked into the limo and left Kenny and Winter gawking by the curb.
what you've done!" Kenny yelled, glaring at Winter with contempt. He got into the limousine after his wife and
closed the door. He only hoped he could
sway her from doing anything drastic.
limousine pulled away from the hospital and Winter watched in aggravation. She was getting fed up with being pushed
around like a common whore.
thought made her laugh to herself. The
truth was she was nothing more than a
whore. She was using Kenny for the
financial freedom he gave her, and in exchange she slept with him whenever he
wanted. She wasn't even attracted to
that Renee had put a kibosh on their affair, what was she supposed to do for
money? Picking up extra shifts at the
hospital didn't appeal to her. She would
have to find a roommate. That didn't
sound enjoyable either.
Cursing, she looked
for a cab to take her home. If it was still home, that is. Who knows how much longer she had at her
condo before the witch had her physically removed.
found James in the study standing by the French doors that let outside onto the
expansive grounds of the Blackthorne mansion.
She approached him slowly and cautiously, not sure of what his state of
mind was after the volatile blowout with Miranda a while ago. She thought that after giving him a while to
cool off he would be calmer and willing to talk to her.
you okay?" she asked, noting the faraway look in his eyes.
did you lie about how you got hurt?" James asked, not taking his eyes
from the window. "I thought we
could tell each other everything."
shrugged, tracing her finger along the dark wood desk and pausing when she
wound up directly behind him. "I
didn't want to start a war," she replied.
"And that's exactly what wound up happening."
don't understand Miranda's and my relationship," James said, finally
turning and looked into her sad blue eyes.
"We fight and we argue. We
say things we don't mean. That's our way.
That's how we work things out.
It's always been that way with us.
It's different than Stormy and I.
We're not as close as Miranda and I are."
was surprised by his words. "I
pictured it being just the opposite," she said with uncertainty. "The way you laid into her
was par for the course," he said, feeling like he was trying to convince himself more than Brooke. "Maybe I did take it too far this
time. But what she did was
inexcusable. She could have killed
she didn't," Brooke said, gently putting a hand alongside his face. "It was an accident and that's all the
shook his head and threw his arms around her.
"If anything had happened to you I don't know what I would
going to happen to me," Brooke assured him. "We're going to get married this
afternoon and nothing is going to stand in our way of a long and happy life
love you," James said, giving her another squeeze before taking a step
back and smiling happily. "You'd
better go up and finish getting ready."
smiled in return and rushed out of the study.
James sighed and turned back to the window, gazing outside at the bright
spring afternoon. He hoped that Miranda
could forgive him for being so awful to her.
He hated the thought of her being out there somewhere resenting him and
crying over his harsh words.
life size statue in the lobby of the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas seemed like a calling as Miranda
paused in front of the magnificent structure.
She looked around at the crowded casino and decided she'd made the right
choice by coming to Vegas. Here nobody
knew who she was and she could be whomever she wanted. She didn't have her father or brother or
Brooke or Ethan breathing down her neck at every turn, telling her what a
disappointment she was to the family.
buying a dazzling new dress from one of the many boutiques inside the hotel,
she proceeded into the casino and managed to make a slew of new friends at the
Roulette table. She got a charge out of
the way everyone cheered her on as she won each and every bet she placed. She was on a roll, and making more money than
she knew what to do with.
drinks kept coming and she was feeling high as a kite, not caring about a thing
in the world. She put a stack of chips
on red 8, her lucky number, and waited for the wheel to stop.
more bets," announced the dealer.
When the ball landed he turned to Miranda with a smile. "Red 8," he said, sliding her
winnings across the table to her.
crowed went wild and Miranda placed another bet. She was having the time of her life. She didn't care that she was missing her
father's wedding. After the way he talked
to her earlier that day he probably wouldn't want her there anyway.
a few more plays she left the table to get a drink at the bar.
me," said the young man in line behind her. "You don't look like you're from around
here. Would you be interested in a
guided tour of the city?"
laughed mockingly. "Is that some
kind of come on?" she asked. "Because
I’m really not interested in being picked up today, buddy."
young man shook his head and laughed. He
had a quality about him that Miranda couldn't quite put her finger on. Something about him seemed very dangerous and
exciting, but he exuded sex appeal like no other. His feathered blond hair and deep brown eyes
were mesmerizing, and she decided she wouldn't mind if he was coming on to her.
name’s Brett Armstrong. I run a tour
company," he explained. "It's
legit, I promise. I've got one starting
in just a few minutes."
okay," Miranda replied. "Well,
thanks but I'm not really interested in a tour of the city. I’m right where I want to be."
shrugged and gave her a big toothy grin.
"No sweat. Have a good time
Miranda replied and watched him go off through the casino. She sighed and ordered her drink at the
bar. "Friendly men around
here," she said to herself.
Alex Reynolds knocked on the door at the Peninsula hotel and shook her curly auburn
locks from her face. When Will Thomerson
opened the door she stared in awe, dumbfounded as she tried to think of
something to say.
I help you?” he asked. He was dressed in
a red and black print smoking jacket and had a cigar pinched between his thumb
and forefinger. After a quick double
take he recognized the beautiful woman before him as the legendary Alex
is you,” Alex whispered in amazement.
laughed and leaned against the doorframe.
“Pardon me, Ms. Reynolds,” he began, his proper dialect showing through
clearly. “I know who you are
because…well, let’s face it, everyone knows you. But how do you know who I am?”
Will Thomerson, the Broadway producer,” she replied. “James mentioned you in the past but I never
thought you’d show your face in L.A.
Does James know you’re here?
He’ll kill you if he sees you.”
had the pleasure of being the brunt of his murder attempt last night at his
mansion,” Will mused, standing
clear of the doorway and gesturing for her to come inside. “And you are his ex-wife, if I’m not
right,” Alex replied, walking into the spacious hotel suite. “I saw you downstairs a while ago. What brings you to California?”
just acquired Jaguar Studios,” he
explained. “I decided to leave Broadway
behind and try my hand at film producing.”
I am,” Will conceded, leading her into the parlor and dropping a few ice cubes
into two glasses. “Would you care for a
neat,” she replied, then quickly got back to the issue at hand. “So James tried to kill you. How typical.”
laughed and handed her the glass. “I
didn’t expect my showing up at his house to be welcomed, but I certainly didn’t
think he would go for blood so soon. I
haven’t even began my revenge plot against him.”
Alex asked, intrigued.
a notion I’m sure you’ve entertained once or twice since he sent you packing.”
ignored the jab and took a sip of her drink.
know, we could be allies,” Will continued.
at his suggestion, Alex turned and surveyed the elegant suite. She was impressed. Will Thomerson obviously had the money and
position that James did. She had no idea
they were such worthy adversaries.
assume I have nothing better to do than sit around plotting revenge against my
ex husband?” she asked. “What do you
take me for, Mr. Thomerson? You're
living in the golden era. Wives don’t
bow to their husbands in this day and age.”
at all. I just thought-“
grinned mischievously and moved closer to her.
“Think about it, Alex,” he began.
“You and I together as a team. We
could crush James Blackthorne like a tiny bug on the sidewalk.”
contemplated his words. What he
suggested was tempting. On the other
hand, so was Jordan Rydell’s offer to star in his next movie. That would certainly hit James were it
hurt. But strangely, she was curious
about what devious plots the handsome Will Thomerson could come up with. Perhaps he would outdo Jordan
and come up with something that
would really put her ex husband in his place.
I’m sorry,” Ethan said to Brooke as they stood in the bedroom at the mansion.
it doesn’t matter anymore,” she replied, standing before the full-length mirror
in her Chloe wedding dress. “James
knows the truth. What’s done is
done. He and Miranda will be okay.”
just don’t like anyone taking advantage of you,” Ethan declared, standing
behind her and admiring how beautiful she looked in her dress and veil.
smiled and turned toward him. “You’ve
always been there for me, Ethan,” she announced. “Because of you, I feel like I can really be
a part of this family.”
returned the smile and kissed her on the cheek.
in the hall, Heather was watching, her mind racing and full of suspicion. She turned and walked down the hall until she
ran into Stormy.
you find Miranda?” he asked.
shook her head. “No, she’s nowhere to be
sighed and started down the staircase to the foyer where dozens of guests had
already arrived for the wedding. There
were rows of chairs set up, decorated in satin ribbon and white roses. Two large pillars were positioned in front of
the chairs with a red carpet nestled down the center aisle. A violinist and cellist were seated to the
side, entertaining the growing crowd with beautiful music that James and Brooke
had picked out personally.
ambled across the foyer and stopped when James approached her. “Any sign of her?” he asked.
I can’t find her anywhere,” Heather replied.
“It’s like she’s vanished.”
sighed, adjusting his bow tie and cursing himself for getting so upset at his
daughter. “No, she was pretty miffed
when she ran out of here earlier today.
She’s probably off somewhere cooling off. Maybe she’s with Ethan.”
shook her head. “No, I just saw Ethan
upstairs with Brooke.”
he looked at her and then up at the staircase.
Of course Brooke and Ethan were together, he thought bitterly. They’d been inseparable for weeks. Every time he turned around they were
together, holding each other, whispering.
He was getting fed up with it.
Whatever was going on between them, he would put a stop to it
immediately. There was no way he was
going to lose his bride to a younger man, especially a blood relative.
at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, Brett Armstrong rallied a group
of tourists into a corner of the lobby, holding up a sign that read R&J Tour Company. The tourists, mostly young kids and senior
citizens, waited with anticipation for the bus tour to begin.
there’s anyone who hasn’t paid yet, please come to the front of the line,”
Brett announced to the group of 20 or so people. “Please remember, cash only.”
twenty bucks kind of a lot for a bus tour?” asked a sixty year old woman who
stood with her husband, cameras strapped around their necks. “Caesars advertises one for only twelve.”
ma’am, this tour isn’t sponsored by the hotel,” Brett explained, grabbing
fistfuls of cash from the eager participants.
“Those hotel tours only show you what they want you to see. What you
want is to see the real Vegas.”
real Vegas?” asked a young girl with
Brett replied, counting heads in the group.
“You know, the prostitutes, the live shows, the debauchery.”
asked the elderly woman. “I don’t know
me, you’ll love it,” Brett insisted with a toothy grin. “Now if I can have everyone’s attention. The driver will be pulling the bus around in
front of the hotel in five minutes. I
need everyone to wait outside. Please
don’t crowd. There’ll be room for
group followed his instructions and proceeded outside. Once they were out of view, Brett raced off
in the other direction, disappearing into an elevator and riding up to the
tenth floor of the hotel.
entered room 1013, grinning from ear to ear as he counted the handful of money
he’d made that day. He laughed,
relishing every crinkle the bills made as he fanned them out in front of
he murmured to himself. He grabbed his
duffel bag from the closet and began shoving clothes and toiletries
inside. He knew he only had a few
minutes to duck out of the hotel before those poor saps realized they’d been
somewhere?” asked a voice from behind.
spun around, his eyes wide and his heart pounding furiously. “No, I was
just…um…coming to get you,
Bailey,” he replied, trying to think fast on his feet. “That last batch of tourists didn’t fall for
it.” Holding his hands behind his back,
he shoved the wad of bills into the duffel bag, making sure Bailey didn’t
didn’t?” asked Bailey, an awkward looking man in his late twenties. “Well I just saw them outside waiting for
you trying to take off with our money?” Bailey asked, walking closer to Brett,
his eyes threatening. “Because if you
of course not,” Brett answered, trying to think of a way out of the mess. “We’re partners, Bailey. I wouldn’t think of taking your share.”
hope not,” Bailey warned. “Because I’d
hate to turn you in for fraud.”
just as guilty as I am. We’ve pulled
this scam together in every hotel in the city.”
give me the money and we’ll go our separate ways,” Bailey ordered. ‘It’s obvious I can’t trust you.”
casually, Brett gripped the duffel bag and swung it at Bailey, hitting his face
and sending him flying backwards. Not
wasting a second, he raced across the room to the door and grabbed for the
handle. Just as he was about to pull it
open, Bailey came at him with blinding speed, trying desperately to snatch the
duffel bag from him.
two struggled around the hotel room, knocking over lamps as they tried
feverishly to hold on to the bag full of money.
Miranda was at the front desk trying to get a room for the night. She was having such a blast that going home
was the last thing she wanted to do.
sorry, ma’am, we’re sold out,” said the desk clerk apologetically.
out?” Miranda asked with distain.
“Great. Now what?”
can try Barbary
Coast next door,” suggested the clerk.
Miranda decided she had no other alternative.
She sauntered through the lobby and out the front doors, where a group
of people with cameras were angrily venting at the hotel manager about
something. She thought about stopping
to see what was going on, but decided she’d rather be in her hotel room soaking
in the Jacuzzi.
Barbary Coast had a room available but told
her she’d have to wait half an hour while it was cleaned. The inconvenience of waiting thirty minutes
to have the security of clean sheets and towels was well worth it.
proceeded to the lounge and sat down in a dark corner of the bar, lighting a
cigarette and ordering a drink.
Blackthorne stood nervously beside his best man, Kenny DeWitt, at the front of
the aisle in the foyer. Stormy approached
in a hurry, trying to remain calm in front of the guests who were seated in the
rows of chairs before them.
word on Miranda?” James asked.
shook his head. “No, Dad. None of her friends have seen her.”
sighed. “Well, we can’t wait anymore.”
not to let Miranda’s absence ruin his special day, James took a deep breath and
motioned for the violinist to begin playing.
the music started, Brooke walked graciously down the grand staircase, dazzling
everyone in her extravagant dress.
Beaming radiantly, she made her way down the stairs to the foyer with
her bridesmaids, Deb and Bianca right behind.
Rounding the rows of chairs, she began her march down the red-carpeted
Her eyes met with
James’s and she grinned from ear to ear.
She’d never been happier than she was at that very moment. She was about to marry the man of her
dreams. The man who had changed her life
in every way possible. A quick glance at the guests and her eyes were
locked onto Ethan's. He seemed to stare right
into her soul.
As she approached the
front, James took his place beside her and they stood before the minister.
“Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to join this man
and this woman in holy matrimony.”
another drink from the bartender. She’d
lost count as to how many she’d had. She
knew it had been more than half an hour and her room was probably ready by
then, but she was suddenly in no mood to sit up in a hotel room alone.
“I like Vegas,” she
told the bartender with a sigh and a hiccup.
Amused by her drunken
state, the bartender handed her another drink and then continued talking to a
group of men at the other end of the bar.
Miranda looked around
the room, searching for someone interesting to talk to. She came all that way to get away from her
family, and now that she was there, she didn’t want to miss out on anything.
“Hey!” she shouted,
noticing a familiar face come into the bar and take a seat in a corner
booth. “I know you! You’re that foxy tour guide guy!”
looked up quickly, relieved when he saw who it was that was shouting across the room at
him. “Hey, it’s the high roller,” he
replied, looking around nervously. He
slid his duffel bag under the table and pressed it between his legs.
stood up from the bar and stumbled over to the booth, plopping down next to him
with a broad smile on her face. “Aren’t
you supposed to be giving a tour right now?” she asked, her words slurring
tour’s over,” Brett replied, anxiously looking around the bar. He caught the strong stench of alcohol on her
breath and laughed at her. “I see you’ve
had a few drinks tonight.”
I have,” Miranda said, lifting the glass to her mouth and taking a big
gulp. “I don’t think I’ve had enough
though. Would you have a drink with me?”
Brett replied, continuously checking for the duffel bag under the table.
“Hey! Two more drinks over here!” Miranda called to
placed the ring on Brooke’s finger and they turned happily toward the
the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife,” he said with
pure gratification. “You may kiss your
pleasure,” James said with a smile, lifting Brooke’s veil and kissing her
crowd applauded and shouted words of praise as the bride and groom turned and
started back down the aisle. The band
began playing a slow, romantic jazz tune
and James and Brooke stood in each other’s arms, exhilaration coursing through
can’t believe I’m Mrs. James Blackthorne,” Brooke said, gazing longingly into
believe it,” James replied. “This is
the beginning of a beautiful life together.”
a darling couple!”
a match made in heaven!”
praise came at them fast and furious.
The slew of guests offered handshakes and warm embraces, thrilled that
the happy couple were finally united.
approached Brooke with a smile. He
pulled her close and kissed the top of her head. “You’re a beautiful bride,” he said.
you,” Brooke replied with genuine appreciation.
“It’s so strange. I don’t feel
any different but I know that my life is about to change so much.”
is just the beginning,” Ethan remarked, standing back and looking at her for a
approached quickly, slipping his arm around Brooke and giving Ethan a cold
stare. “Listen, Ethan, I hope you don’t
mind that you weren’t up there with me today,” he said. “It’s just that Kenny’s always been there for
me, and Stormy is-“
don’t have to explain,” Ethan replied, not taking his eyes off Brooke. “I was happy just being here.”
eyes narrowed on his nephew as he tried to decipher what was going through the
young man’s mind. He knew Ethan had
feelings for Brooke. The question was,
just how far would he take it?
DeWitt approached James and pulled him aside.
“Can I talk to you in private for a minute?” he asked under his breath.
James replied, snapping back to reality and leading Kenny across the foyer to
the study. Once inside, he shut the
doors behind them and turned to his old friend.
a deep breath, Kenny poured himself a glass of brandy. “Renee found out about Winter and I."
no,” James sighed, shaking his head in despair.
“What did she do?”
starters, she told me that if I didn’t end it with her, she would have my
position with the land commission taken away,” Kenny explained. “And she’ll do it, James. She’s a bitch when she wants to be.”
patted his friend on the back. He didn’t
approve of Kenny stepping out on his wife but he was certainly not going to
risk their friendship by lecturing him about it. In a way he was glad that Renee had found out
about his affair. This way maybe he’d
stay on the straight and narrow for a while.
Renee DeWitt was a powerful woman indeed. She could make his life a living hell if she
wish there was something I could do,” he offered.
there is,” Kenny replied, taking another drink.
“Anything. You name it.”
with anxiety, Kenny began pacing the room.
“Winter hasn’t taken the news very well,” he began. “She’s already shown up in my house and my
limo begging me not to end our affair.
Renee caught her in the limo this afternoon and she was not happy.”
can I do?” James asked.
me get Winter off my back,” Kenny replied.
“If she keeps this up, my marriage and my career will go straight down
nodded, rubbing his chin in deep concentration.
Suddenly he got an idea that
would benefit them both.
think I might be able to help you, Kenny ol’ boy,” he said with a smile. “Winter used to date my nephew, Ethan. They were very close for a while. I think they even talked about getting
been spending a lot of time with Brooke lately,” James continued, staring off
in a daze. “I hate to say it, but I’m
afraid of what might happen if it continues.”
don’t think Brooke would do anything to risk your marriage, do you?” Kenny
asked. “I mean, you two just got married!”
shrugged. “It’s been going on for
weeks,” he explained. “If I can just get
Ethan’s attention directed someplace else.”
you think Winter might be able to do that?”
worth a try,” James replied hopefully.
“One thing is for certain. I
can’t let things continue the way they are.
Winter may be my only hope.
There’s got to be some feeling still left between them.”
if you pull this off, I’ll be eternally grateful,” Kenny said, patting him
gently on the back.
smiled, hoping his plan would work out for everyone involved.
and Brett finished another drink and she slammed her glass down onto the table
so loudly that the entire bar turned their heads to look. She laughed and placed a finger over her
she whispered. “Try to keep it down over
laughed in return. He’d had a few drinks
but was much more aware of his surroundings than Miranda. He had to keep his wits about him with all
that cash stowed under the table.
a hotel security guard made his way through the bar, followed by two uniformed
police officers. They scanned the area
carefully while speaking in discreet voices to one another.
eyes widened and he turned to Miranda, pulling her in a long seductive
kiss. She resisted at first, but after a
few seconds she put her all into it, wrapping her arms around him and massaging
his tongue with hers.
watched out of the corner of his eye until the cops had moved on. When they were out of sight, he broke away
and wiped lipstick from his mouth.
Miranda said, gazing dreamily into his eyes.
“That was far out.”
“I just couldn’t help
myself,” he said, moving closer to her.
“So what should we do
taking another look around the lounge. “Why
don’t we get married?” he suggested.
Miranda’s eyes widened. “Married?”
Trying to play it off as a joke, Brett laughed and shook
his head. “Sorry, I guess that wasn’t
thought for a minute and then finally her face lit up with a smile. “No, I think we should do it,” she
exclaimed. “We should get married!”
Brett asked, trying to read her expression.
on, let’s go,” Miranda said, struggling to her feet and taking his hand.
grabbed the duffel bag and put his arm around her, leading her out of the
lounge to find a chapel.
window in room 1013 at the Flamingo Hilton was open, the curtains billowing
inward from a warm breeze. Ten stories
below, a crowd of people were gathered, grimacing and cringing at the sight of
Bailey’s lifeless body laying dead on the pavement.
feels neglected when James cancels their honeymoon.
Alex learns of Will's plan to sabotage the
release of James's new film. James bails Winter
out and asks her to distract Ethan in return. Ethan
goes too far during an intimate moment with Brooke.
Miranda returns from Las Vegas with shocking
news for her father.