We start with this week seeing the mysterious couple driving away, when all of a sudden a “fire chicken” car comes swerving across the road. We see the woman covering her face with her elbow and them Wham! It’s all over. We see the front end of the stranger’s car smashed into a tree and their faces against the dashboard. They do not appear to be moving.
In the “fire chicken” we see the door swing open down into the ditch. We look inside and see Chris. He painfully dials 9-1-1. Chris & the strangers are airlifted to Po-dunk Hospital where Chris is told that he will need a blood transfusion because he has lost too much blood. As one nurse takes a sample of his blood to test to see if there are any matches in the system, another nurse begins making calls to his family.
Just as Jason reaches for Steph’s hand, his cell phone rings. He answers it and says in the receiver, “I’ll be there right away.” He ends the call and turns to Steph and says, “I’m sorry. I have to go. I have to be there for my family.” He then turns to Miranda, places his hand over her bulging pregnant stomach and says, “Please call me if something happens. I don’t know what I would do if anything ever happened to our child.”
As he exits, Miranda turns to Steph and says, “See, OUR CHILD! Nothing is ever going to tear him away from me now.”
Steph then says to her, “Just tell me how you did it. How did you trick him into sleeping with you?”
Miranda says, “I didn’t have to trick him, he loves me and this baby and as long as we have a child together you will never be with him.” She starts to rub her stomach and says quietly to herself, “No one will know the real story about your conception.”
Steph turns to leave and Miranda shouts after her, “Where do you think you are going?”
Steph says, “To be with Jason. He loves me and I know he does. I don’t care if you have a child with him. He will never love you. He is only with you because he feels he has to be to be a good father. Jason has always wanted to be a father and when we had troubles conceiving he didn’t think it would ever be possible. Why did you do it? Why did you sleep with him?”
Miranda says, “Because I love him. I have always loved him, even before Shane, but when I found out that Shane was my half brother and we could never be, I knew I had to stop loving Shane the way I did. I loved Shane, more than a sister should, more than I loved Jason – SHUT UP! Why am I telling you this? You are the bitch that can’t hold onto you man or give him the child he wants. I can! And now he’s mine.”
Steph starts weeping. She opens the door and starts running, then we hear her scream and tires squeling
The next scene shows up in this large mansion. We see a guy in a long gray trenchcoat slowly climbing the walk. He rings the doorbell. He is escorted in by a maid. As he removes his coat we hear a low voice say “Is it all taken care of?”
He turns toward the man and we see a thin, lanky (almost skeletal) man with graying hair and long fingers. “Yes, sir. Just as you asked. The brakes were cut just like you asked. I even stayed to watch the accident. I doubt if their were any surviours.”
“Good. There better not be, otherwise you will have to finish the job later. I don’t like things being sloppy. This is a favor for a very important friend of mine. My friend would be very upset if the job was not done right.”
“Don’t worry sir. I will get to the hospital right now and make sure it is finished. If not I will finish it myself.”
(I need another main family to keep the story line going and to keep the characters mixing up, so you will now be introduced to the Smith family.)
We see a family moving in next door to Miranda’s house. It is Gerald and Mary Smith. They have a 17 year-old daughter named Stacy who lives with them, and a 24 year-old son named Tyler who is going to move back in with his parents after his messy engagement to Tiffany left him heart-broken.