I am too sick to think of anything snappy. Right now, I'm convinced that karma has snuck in, claimed I was too snarky about the theme song, and given me bronchitis. Damn you, theme song -- damn you!
The Baldwin Manor Where They Mourn Their Pain. Bobby and Ellenor sit at a lovely dining room table with the Baldwins. Mr. Baldwin asks, "Are you sure?" Ellenor says no, and that's why they need to take a blood test. They've already taken JC's drops, and now they need Mr. B's. Mrs. Baldwin, continuing the DEK tradition of never continuing the same actual conversation, asks, "He thought Pearce was his father?" Mr. Baldwin follows his wife's lead: "And the woman says she got him from Pearce." Bobby warns the couple not to get their hopes up. The news coverage and the popularity of the case might see some people trying to take advantage of the situation. Ellenor insists they need to take the blood test, because the Baldwins are rich. Refusing to believe that The Firm would even be entertaining the idea unless they thought it had a decent basis in reality, Mr. Baldwin wants to believe there's a good chance the non-mystery boy is Chad. Mrs. Baldwin wants to know when she can see him. Bobby: "Let us check things out first. If he isn't Chad, we don't want your disappointment to be any greater than it has to be." Mr. Baldwin says that he and Mrs. B are very good at dealing with disappointment. He wants to see the kid too. Bobby insists that they need to take the blood test first, and go on from there.
The Firm Where The Foundlings Declare Their Pain. Bobby storms around, carting Rebecca in his wake. Blah find someone, anyone, who might have known Allison Tucker, blah her testimony needs to be supported, blah her word against Pearce's. Coming up for air, Rebecca hops right into her call to action. He demands Lindsay call the lab; she whines that they've only had the blood for an hour. Rod's not buying it; apparently, they can test the blood in twenty minutes, and opening his hands like a tacky Chinese-inspired fan hanging on the set of the Young and the Restless, he states the test is almost foolproof. Moving over toward Lucy, the word barrage continues: "Are they still in my office?" Lucy: "Waiting." Rod: "Come on, Ellenor." His shoes make a clomping noise on the fake floor, like that's supposed to clue us into his very serious intentions.