We don't mean to harsh your pre-holiday buzz here, but December in Llanview is fixing to be awash in tinsel, snow, and Mitch Laurence. Mitch may start the month in jail, but that doesn't stop him from terrorizing almost everyone in town. He really kicks things into high gear at Jared's funeral, where he will do something so heinous we can't even talk about it. But we can tell you that it drives both Natalie and Charlie even closer to the edge than they already were. Charlie falls off the wagon and starts drinking again. He's going to try to keep it a secret from Viki, but other people do find out. Will they spill the beans? And will Charlie's newfound drunken state lead him to take foolish chances in trying to avenge Jared's death? Take a wild guess.
As for Natalie, she's in the throes of some serious grief, and it leads her to a few pretty extreme actions. One moment in particular will seriously throw things into chaos, so don't miss it. This lady is not a fiery redhead without reason folks, and her actions prove it. Natalie better be thanking her lucky stars for John McBain. But in his quest to take down Mitch and help Natalie, John may be digging his own grave.
But Mitch's campaign of terror isn't just limited to Natalie and Charlie. Rex and Jessica will attempt to fight back against their familial bond with Mitch -- what does it mean to be that man's children? Also, it won't be long before Mitch is going to cross paths with Dorian (his ex-wife -- remember that?). First of all, you need to see the circumstances that lead to them sharing a jail cell (!). But before long, Mitch starts making threats against the entire Cramer family. To what lengths will Dorian have to go to keep her girls safe?