August is anything but a breezy, vacation oriented month for the residents of Pine Valley. First and foremost among them is Kendall. Now that she's confessed to killing Stuart (even though she can't remember it), Kendall's looking at a long time in the clink. Ryan and Zach are determined to get the mother of their children out of the country, so they bust her out of a courthouse bathroom and try to get her on a one way speedboat outta the USA. Since Kendall's not leaving the show, it obviously doesn't work. Kendall throws herself at the mercy of the judge for a light sentence, but the one she should be really begging mercy from is Marian. Everyone's favorite widow/real estate agent/"dahling" enthusiast wants Kendall to pay for Stuart's death by joining him in the great hereafter. So she packs some heat and gets ready to pump Kendall full of lead. Except it's not Kendall she hits - it's Marissa. Bad aim, Marian.
There's nothing like getting shot to bring a romantic triangle into focus. And that's exactly what happens with Marissa. Those kinda-sorta unspoken feelings she and JR share make their way to the surface, and you can bet daddy David is NOT having this. He's a big fan of Scott, and if Marissa wants a Chandler, she should go with that lesser of two evils. This causes all sorts of conflict, but when life throws JR a pretty giant curveball, the triangle gets thrown on it's head in a totally different way.
Back to Kendall. Did we mention in the whole Marian-shooting-Marissa-melee that Kendall disappears? Nope, Alicia Minshew is not starting her maternity leave early. Any guesses as to where Kendall might be?