Jill's plot against Valene put the future Mrs. Walenska in a tough position. She could either take the pills Jill was forcing on her or let Jill blow her brains out and her body left to be found by her children. I can't remember if Jill also said she would kill the twins. If Abby had been the target, I could see her being cunning enough to outsmart Jill. Anyway, after Val survives and is released from the hospital it looked as if Jill was getting away with the whole thing. Could there have been a credible scene where Val asks Abby for advice on how to get everyone, including the police, to believe Jill actually did what Val said she did? When I say credible, I mean in a "Knot's Landing gold" kind of way. There was that one brief scene where Abby gives Val a hug after the incident. Maybe Val could have got the ball rolling by saying something like, "Jill would never have gotten away with this if it was you."