Dimitri's announcement that he'd decided to forgo his stubbornness and let David attempt to cure him came as a surprise to Dixie. In fact, she asked Dimitri to repeat himself just to make sure that she wasn't hearing things. Dixie smiled when Dimitri asked her to fetch David. She opened the door and started to walk into the hallway. Suddenly, she froze. Dixie heard Tad's voice approaching and quickly ducked back into the hospital room. Dixie took a deep breath and contemplated her next step. Outside, Tad and Liza were discussing meeting up with Frank, the architect overseeing the ColMar project, when Dixie stumbling back out of the room. Dixie pretended to be surprised to see her husband and asked him when he got back in town. Tad briefly mentioned that work on the new building was ahead of schedule and invited Dixie to join him and Liza for a celebration at SOS. Dixie scratched her head and said that she needed to stick around and help David with a patient. Tad cocked his head to the side and reminded Dixie that, last he knew, she was just David's administrative assistant. Dixie nodded, but said that she wanted to make sure that she was there just in case David needed anything. Dixie promised to catch up to Tad later and continued on her way. After Tad and Liza left, Dixie returned to Dimitri's room and informed him that David wasn't in his office. She offered to call David's cell phone for him, but Dimitri told her that he wanted to be the one to make the call.
"You always think the worst of me," David replied with a wry smile. Partially under her breath, Alex muttered that her opinions of David are usually on the money. David explained that he hadn't left with Erica because he needed to establish some boundaries. The world, said David with a slight snarl, does not revolved around Erica and he wants to make her see that. "I don't think you'll live long enough [to do that]," Alex snickered. From there, Alex asked that David not use her as a way to break up with Erica. In a roundabout way, David assured Alex that wasn't trying to use her as a weapon against Erica. To prove his point, David informed Alex that he had proposed to Erica, though he never told her of the outcome of the proposal. The unusual chill in the night air caused David some concern. He took off his jacket and wrapped it around Alex. He then excused himself to get a drink from a nearby water fountain. While he was away, David's cell phone started ringing inside on of his pockets. Alex, who was still wearing the jacket, called out to David, but David was too far away to hear her calls. So, Alex opted to answer the phone herself. "Hello... David Hayward's jacket," Alex said with a surprisingly straight face. On the other end of the phone, Dimitri sat paralyzed, unsure what to say or do. Finally, Dimitri handed the phone over to Dixie. Dixie took the phone and asked Alex if she could speak to David. By that time, David had returned and Alex promptly handed over the phone. David played the call smoothly. Dixie told him that Dimitri was ready to agree to treatment. David thanked Dixie for calling and hung up the phone. He then told Alex that Dixie had called to tell him that she was heading home. Alex wanted to stick around a while longer. David nodded understandingly and said that he was going to try to track down Erica and talk to her. Alone, Alex reflected on the first time she'd ever told Dimitri that she loved him. During her daydream, Edmund phoned her on her cellular phone. Alex forced a smiled and told Edmund that she'd just been thinking about him.
At SOS, Hayley soured Mateo's good mood slightly by telling him that Arlene was going to stop by. He rolled his eyes and noted that Arlene had a bar of her own to enjoy. Greenlee took the cell phone in her hand and grumbled that Ryan must have been lying to her. She walked over to Becca and Leo and asked if either of them had seen Gillian. Becca thought for a moment or two and said that she'd last seen Gillian headed for the ladies' room. Greenlee nodded her head and took off for the restroom. Inside the restroom, Gillian was in the process of questioning whether or not Ryan could get rid of Greenlee by roping her further into his Internet company. Ryan lamely replied that he had no choice; one of his investors demanded that Greenlee be brought back on board. Greenlee struggled to open the locked door, but obviously had no success. She rapped on the door several times and called out to Gillian. Ryan hid in one of the stalls and closed the door behind him. He stood on the toilet so that he'd be virtually invisible to anyone on the outside. Gillian opened the door and allowed Greenlee access to the bathroom. She lied about the locked door, saying that the door stuck and that she, too, had had to get help to get inside. With that out of the way, Greenlee asked Gillian if she'd seen Ryan. Gillian through her hands into the air and remarked that she was no longer in charge of keeping tabs on Ryan. Greenlee paused momentarily and asked if there'd been any word on Jake. Gillian became agitated and told Greenlee that Jake's condition was none of her business. Greenlee quickly changed the subject to her new partnership in Incredible Dreams. Greenlee claimed that she was now "a principle stockholder" in the company. She flashed a contented look and said that she and Ryan were growing closer and closer because of their mutual love for their "baby."
Hayley and Mateo briefly chatted with Bianca and told her how grown up she looked. In the background, Bianca couldn't take her eyes off of Leo and Becca dancing festively. Arlene, smiling from ear to ear, breezed into the bar and immediately greeted her daughter and son-in-law. Arlene was fascinated by Bianca, saying that she must take after her father because she looked nothing like Erica. Bianca, in turn, was surprised that Arlene had married Adam. Arlene fired off two backhanded remarks. First, she implied that being married to Adam couldn't be so bad because Erica had been down that road --- twice. Then, Arlene noted that only one person had been married more times than Adam --- Erica, of course.
Tad and Liza entered the club and sat down at a table with Frank. Liza took their drink orders and headed to the bar to place the order. Arlene spotted Liza and saw an opportunity to rub Liza the wrong way. Arlene took a piece of paper from her purse and pretended that the paper was a love letter from Adam. She looked down at the paper and "accidentally" bumped into Liza. Arlene apologized profusely, saying that she'd been so engrossed in the letter that she hadn't realized where she was walking. Arlene also fired off a few remarks about the X-rated nature of the letter. Liza was furious and stormed back to her table.
Back in the restroom, Bianca entered and headed for one of the stalls. Gillian quickly called out that the toilet was broken and she and Greenlee filed out of the room. Bianca, meanwhile, had already spotted Ryan inside the stall, but she remained cool and composed. Ryan thanked the young woman for keeping quiet. He then scrawled a note on a piece of paper and asked Bianca to deliver it to Gillian. Bianca smiled warmly and agreed to help out. Ryan bid Bianca farewell and left the bathroom the same way he'd entered: through the window.
Back outside on the floor of the nightclub, Hayley and Mateo tried to convince Becca and Leo to appear on a "reality television" portion of Wave. Both Becca and Leo refused to be a part of the production. Becca meekly explained that she'd had enough exposure for one lifetime thanks to the Virgin Victor web site.
Bianca exited the ladies' room and handed Ryan's note to Gillian. Gillian thanked Bianca for her help and headed on her way.
Hayley later found Liza in the restroom angrily reapplying her makeup. Hayley sensed that Arlene had gotten to her and urged her to remain. Hayley said that she was confident that Adam would ditch Arlene soon enough. In a matter of time, Hayley said with a laugh, Arlene would slip up and have an affair and she'd be out on her ear.
Ryan returned to the club and Greenlee immediately demanded to know where he'd gone. Ryan said that he'd been trying to find a pay phone because he'd somehow lost his cell phone. Greenlee smiled and handed over Ryan's phone.
Liza, meanwhile, caught Frank eyeing Arlene up and down. Frank felt badly for letting his eyes roam especially since he was supposed to be there on business. Liza urged Frank to enjoy himself and told him to feel free to approach the object of his desire. Arlene greeted Frank with a smile. The two chatted it up and Arlene accepted Frank's invitation to dance. Arlene opened her compact to check her makeup. In the mirror, however, she spotted Liza's reflection. Arlene pursed her lips together and informed Frank that she was a married woman and couldn't take any chances of being spotted with another man in public.
Ryan and Gillian met up in the park. Ryan was troubled by the way Gillian had reacted to Greenlee's questions about Jake and feared that the princess may have gotten some bad news. Gillian shook her head and said that she knew nothing more about Jake's disappearance. Gillian confessed that she'd come close to telling Joe about their affair. She looked longingly at Ryan and asked him if it was time for her to come clean. Ryan shook his head and told Gillian that the last thing they should do is go public with their relationship.
Back at the hospital, David returned and was shocked to see how Dimitri had made an about face on his stance on getting medical treatment. David flashed Dixie a look as if to ask her what she'd done to put Dimitri in line. Dimitri said several times that he had not been bullied into accepting medical treatment; this was his own decision and he wanted to fight for his life. David told Dixie that she could go home, but Dixie asked if she could stick around and help as needed. Dimitri smiled warmly and told her that he'd appreciate it if she'd stayed with him. Dixie nodded and headed off to place a call to Seaview Hospital. Dimitri, David explained, would go to the nearby hospital to receive the next phases of his medical treatment. Dixie again asked Dimitri if he was going to tell Alex that he was still alive. Dimitri replied that he didn't have the energy yet to deal with talking to Alex. That, though, brought up yet another question. Dixie wanted to know what Dimitri would do when he is strong enough.
Due to ABC News coverage of Vice President Al Gore's selection of Joe Lieberman as his running mate, All
My Children was pre-empted. Today's installment will be broadcast tomorrow in its entirety.
Today's episode is a rebroadcast of the show originally to be shown yesterday, August 8th.
Whether she wanted to hear it or not, Phoebe felt the need to point out to Brooke that she's been spending a great deal of time with Eliot. The elder woman asked why her niece had given up on her days of recklessness and bad boys. Brooke snapped that Eliot had his own dark side; he'd served time in jail. Phoebe was astounded by the statement and threatened to call off her outing with Juanita Ramsey. Phoebe demanded to know why the pastor had been in prison, but Brooke explained that she didn't know the details of Eliot's incarceration. Eliot arrived before Juanita, so some uneasy banter ensued between Phoebe and Eliot. Phoebe remarked that Eliot looked remarkably different without his collar and implied that he must have dozens of women swooning over him. Finally, Juanita pulled into the driveway and sounded her horn. Brooke wheeled her aunt to the door. Before Phoebe was gone for good, she snapped that she wanted Brooke to find out why Eliot was in jail. Brooke returned to the parlor and found Eliot ready to talk business. Brooke asked that he put down his paperwork and relax; she hadn't invited him to talk shop. Brooke again thanked Eliot for saving her life and driving her to see Jamie. She followed that up with a bulletin that Jamie was back to normal and enjoying his time at camp. As a thank you, Brooke invited Eliot to join her for an indoor picnic. Brooke tried to learn more about her savior, which she mused was a minister and superhero all-in-one body. Wanting to learn a little more about Eliot, Brooke asked him about his family life and whether or not his parents were religious. Eliot said that only his mother practiced her religion on a regular basis. As for the rest of his family, Eliot said that they never really got along. Finally, Brooke broke through her curiosity and asked Eliot if he wanted to tell her why he'd been in jail.
Dixie reported for work with a tin full of muffins for David. When Dixie reported to her desk, she was greeted by Edmund, who had stopped by the hospital to see Alex. Dixie informed Edmund that Alex hadn't yet reported for work and offered to pass along a message for him. Beaming broadly from ear to ear, Edmund proudly displayed a wedding ring. Dixie's jaw nearly hit the floor when Edmund announced that he was going to ask Alex to marry him. For reasons unknown to Edmund, Dixie was greatly opposed to the marriage proposal. Edmund sensed that Dixie was concerned for one reason or another and asked her if there was something she needed to tell him. Dixie blinked her eyes several times and lamely offered that proposing in a hospital wasn't very romantic. Edmund agreed and decided that he'd phone Alex so that he could find out where she was. Alex had decided to stay at Wildwind and look after Maddie because the young girl was suffering from a slight cold. Edmund asked that Alex stay put because he had something very important to tell her. Dixie cried out for Edmund not to go through with his proposal, though again she gave no reason why she was opposed to Edmund's plans. David wandered upon the two and Dixie immediately pulled him aside and told him that Edmund was about to do something that would greatly affect everything. Instead of backing Dixie, David congratulated Edmund on his decision to propose to Alex. With a chuckle, David told Edmund that Dixie was only opposed to the nuptials because she was fearful that she'd have extra work during Alex's honeymoon. Edmund laughed and headed on his way home. David dragged Dixie into his office, where he laid into her for nearly spilling the beans to Edmund. Dixie argued that Edmund had to know the truth because he could not marry a woman who was already married. David explicitly ordered Dixie to remain quiet and told her that she could not go to see Edmund as she wanted. Dixie looked crossly at her boss and said that she wasn't about to take orders from him. She turned her back towards David and stormed out of the office.
Hayley hosted a beach party for her Wave co-workers to thank them for their hard work. Leo slathered suntan lotion on his body, but he was sure that he'd missed some crucial places. As he slapped on the lotion, Becca looked on nervously. Mateo and Hayley, meanwhile, watched Adrian and Tina snuggle up on a beach blanket. They waited a few moments before joining the couple to find out how things were going for them. Adrian and Mateo headed off to grab some sodas when the ladies stuck together for some girl talk. It didn't take long for Tina to reveal that she and Adrian had been intimate. Elsewhere on the beach, Adrian refused to tell Mateo any of the details of his dinner date with Tina. Hayley and Mateo both briefed the couple individually about Wave's plans for a reality-based couples segment. Greenlee strolled across the beach and plopped in front of Leo. She poked fun at Becca, who was still casting furtive glances at Leo's glistening chest. "Out your eyes back in your head," Greenlee chirped. "He's just a man." Greenlee instructed Leo to help her apply some suntan lotion. As he did, Becca couldn't help but imagine herself in Greenlee's place. Becca's fantasy went much further than that; she told Leo that he was free to do "anything" that he wanted to her. By the time Becca drifted back into reality, Greenlee was long gone. Leo sat down in front of Becca and asked her to help reapply suntan lotion to his shoulders and back. Becca blushed, but ultimately agreed to help him out. When he asked her to go a little lower, though, Becca became uncomfortable and raced off. She bumped into Tina and was pressed to confront her feelings for Leo. Tina told Becca that she and Adrian had gotten very close and said that she knew she was in love with Adrian because he'd shown her a side of him that he showed few other people. Becca's face grew serious as she realized that Leo has repeatedly opened up and shown his vulnerability to her. Tina smiled slightly and told Becca that Leo could be "the one." Hayley and Mateo, meanwhile, continued their attempts to get Leo to agree to be part of the reality-based show. Leo refused --- until he heard that he'd make $10,000 for the appearance. Leo refused, but Greenlee pulled him aside and told him that he'd be foolish to turn down so much money. She also took it upon herself to tell Leo that he and Becca stood no chance at being together past Labor Day. Leo turned back to Hayley and told he that he was in on the show, but that getting Becca to agree was her job. Hayley nodded. When Becca returned, Hayley immediately hit her up with another request. She mentioned that appearing on the show would give Becca a chance to show the Virgin Victor folks that she was a survivor and half of a $10,000 appearance fee wasn't such a pad incentive either. Becca agreed and she and Leo hugged. In the background, Greenlee muttered that she was going to make the experience something that neither one of them would ever forget.
Edmund returned to Wildwind and found Alex and Maddie sitting on the sofa playing with a stethoscope. He sat down beside the two ladies in his life. Dixie suddenly appeared in the doorway sporting a serious glance. Alex looked up and greeted her. Edmund turned and looked over his shoulder and asked Dixie why she'd stopped by the house.