Wed., April 11, 2001 - At some point, I”m not sure if it before or after the exchanges with Ross and Marah below, but Josh shows up and threatens Tony in an effort to break up Marony from the other sides. Josh singularly fails to note the similarities between Tony and himself when he was younger (which are substantial) and insists that Tony will be only hurt Marah because he’s taken her away from kid things, like being excited about her prom dress (which she wasn’t because of the hamfisted way Josh foisted his relationship with Olivia on his kids, but he doesn’t mention that or seem to remember that prom was almost 6 months ago). Back in Tony’s hospital room, Ross tells Marah that Gus was just trying to upset her to get more information. He is on a fishing expedition and can’t touch her because of the Good Samaritan laws. He tells her not to worry about it. He goes to make some calls and leaves Marah and Tony alone. Marah asks Tony how he feels. He tells her he is upset that Gus was leaning on her. She says she stood up to him and called him a bully. Tony laughs. She tells him that he was calling her ‘the girlfriend’. Tony asks what she would call him but she just grins and doesn’t say anything. He tells her she knows she is crazy for him, head over heels. She smiles and doesn’t deny it. He tells her to come closer. She does and he leans up and kisses her.
At the Bauers: Michelle is on the phone with Ross asking for help for Tony. She tells him all she could without letting him know that Danny was still at the house. She tells him that Tony is at the hospital but under arrest with the FBI. Ross asks more about the feds and Michelle tells him about May. Ross is surprised that May is anything but the flaky cigarette girl she pretended to be. Michelle asks Ross if he thinks she will be able to bail Tony out of jail. He tells her when the feds are involved there is no telling but he will do his best. Michelle hangs up and goes back to her conversation with Marah. Marah wonders why everyone thinks the worst of Tony but Michelle says Ross will help. Marah thanks Michelle and leaves to go to the hospital to see Tony. Danny comes downstairs to sit. Michelle doesn’t think he should be out of bed but he is going stir crazy. She tells him what had happened about Tony and the Lewis House and the feds. He is upset but she tells him she already has Ross over there with Tony. Danny thanked her and kisses her. He asks her to sit with him and they talk about their future. He says that Michelle’s family seems to be coming around to him, they all pitched in and helped him out and Tony and Ray are on their side as well. Michelle kisses him. Danny says it would be funny if he was run over by a bus or killed by mad cow disease now after all of this. Michelle says they had enough bad luck for both of their lifetimes and they should live happily ever after. She kisses him again. The cop that is stationed outside the Bauer house comes to the door and knocks. He tells Michelle that a woman is there who claims to be a relative. Michelle sees it is Maria. Maria tells Michelle that she really needs to talk to her on a matter of life and death. Michelle tells the police officer it is okay and lets Maria in the house. Maria tells Michelle that having the cop’s there makes her safe for now. Maria tells Michelle that David Grant came to see her. Michelle tells her that she knew he would. She asks Michelle what she told the cops and Michelle tells her that they know everything, the truth. Maria wonders how Danny is and tries to act like she was trying to save his life. Michelle says Tony, Rick and Claire saved Danny from her. Maria says Danny should have listened to her and none of this would have happened. Michelle says Maria is an old evil woman who never loved Danny. Maria tells her that she will destroy Danny. Danny comes out and defends Michelle. He tells her that he is there in front of her; she should take her best shot. Maria sees Danny and he tells her he knows the whole story. Danny tells her the FBI knows everything and May has been taping him for months. Maria gets frightened and asks for Danny’s loyalty but Danny reminds her how she was loyal to him. He tells her to call Carlos and ask him to come over there now but not to tell him why. Maria goes to make the call while Michelle asks Danny if he is sure. He tells her he is. Carlos arrives and acts like he has no idea why the cops are outside. Maria tells him that Michelle knows everything and so does Danny. Carlos is confused until Danny walks out of the kitchen. He is surprised. Danny tells Carlos that the FBI is moving in and they will take him first but the one they really want is Carlos. Danny assures him that he will be a firewall for all the other families but only in return for his family’s safety and his own safety whether he is in prison or out. He tells Carlos if anything happens to him or his family they are cooked. He goes on to tell them how he wrote duplicate letters with enough information in them to put every member of every family away for the rest of their lives. If something happens to any of his family they will be sent to the FBI. He tells them that on top of that the FBI has tape recordings of Maria and Carlos plotting the hit on him. He suggest they both leave town. Maria and Carlos agree. They start to leave. Maria stops and asks if she can have a photo of her great grandson to take with her. Michelle goes and grabs one. She hands it to Maria and tells her she is thankful her son will never know her. Maria leaves. Danny holds Michelle and tells her they won.
http://youtu.be/ozYRrYf07fE (Part 1)
http://youtu.be/Ffgd1ck09Ho (Part 2)
http://youtu.be/ZDbS95rMAnM (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffgd1ck09Ho (Part 5)
These two links basically repeat what’s above, but the sound is a little clearer.
Josh just can’t get around his head that Tony is SO much like he was. He acts likes Tony is evil and doesn’t take good advice the ONE time Noah Chase gives it that he should back off and try something else because trying to push Tony and Marah apart.
Maria is absolutely wrong, it did have to end this way because while Danny is a serious guy he really doesn’t have the stomach for hurting people for money if they aren’t directly threatening someone. He never could have been the man Maria wanted. Even if he had killed Michelle and become soul-killed he still wouldn’t be the man she wanted because if he ever did get that hard, Maria would be first on his target list. A Danny who would be ruthless, but follow all Maria’s orders would never have happened.