Jessica grows edgy and impatient being away from Llanview but Seth keeps mum when his girlfriend wonders aloud why Mitch is suddenly so interested in her. A sneering ""Michael"" advises Cris to accept the fact that Natalie is now a happily married woman. Viki assures Antonio she bears him no ill will in the aftermath of her husband's tragic shooting. Seth succeeds in distracting Jessica with a night of romance. Jen asks Marcie to supply her with a knock-out drug she can use on Cristian. Renee angrily reminds Max how much precious time he cost her with her real son. Softened by his sincere apology, Renee agrees to help Max remove Rae from Asa's life. Meanwhile, Asa finds himself beginning to warm up to the irrepressible Roxy. Mitch informs a shuddering Natalie that he wants to consummate their marriage. Viki sidesteps Rex's questions about Jessica's trip with Seth. Jen hears Cris grousing to Antonio about Natalie's impulsive marriage to a man she hardly knows.