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1998
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JANUARY 1998
January 5 to 9, 1998
Tom ran into Holden and Lily and told them that Molly was there in the hospital and that he was going to try to get the trial delayed for a few weeks. He warned them not to let Molly see them together. Molly searched for her tape. Lisa found the tape and viewed it. She called Holden and Lucinda, but before anyone could get there, Molly entered. She burned the tape. Jack washed Carly's back. David blackmailed Carly. Molly continued to make wedding plans. Lily disappeared. Teague drugged Jack. Julie and Caleb almost spoiled the wedding.
January 12 to 16, 1998
Molly interrupted the wedding of Lily and Holden. Camille arrived home to find Lew waiting for her. She was unaware he could walk. He attempted to rape her, but Ben arrived just in time. Molly told the police that she had her memory back, and it was Holden who had attacked her. David double-crossed James.
January 19 to 23, 1998
Kim took Molly home with her. Lucinda got her paper back then tried to use it for Holden's benefit. Sam and Kirk wanted to renew their vows. Carly and Jack found themselves in danger with no way out. Nikki met Matt at the Falcon Club. James warned David that he was making a mistake by double-crossing him. At the cabin, Carly found evidence against Teague. Stenbeck was put in the cell next to Holden.
January 26 to 30, 1998
John had a cancer scare. Lucinda and Ben set a trap for Teague. Molly told Kim about losing her baby. John got the wrong idea about Barbara and Hal. Carly and Jack fought hypothermia. While unconscious, Carly talked about the money while Jack made a bomb.
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FEBRUARY 1998
February 2 to 6, 1998
Molly testified against Holden. Kirk suspected that Sam had married James while she was in Europe. Nikki decided to take an "easy" course in college -- photography -- but was surprised at who her instructor was. Ben and Lucy followed Teague to the cabin. Teague found Jack and Carly, but Ben and Lucy arrived just in time. Holden's verdict was in. Molly disappeared.
February 9 to 13, 1998
Jack was rushed to the hospital for surgery. Kirk acquired more evidence of the "marriage." Matt helped James escape. Holden was gassed and taken along as a hostage. John took his family on vacation. The police needed Molly's DNA, but nobody knew where Molly was. Kim and Bob went to Chicago. Jack and Carly continued to get close. Emily suspected David of helping James escape.
February 16 to 20, 1998
Kim and Bob found Molly, but she escaped them. Carly was disappointed by what the doctors said about Jack's condition. Carly confided in Lisa. Margo had a plan for capturing James, but James tricked her. Holden nearly escaped from James. Carly proposed to Jack. Hal made a proposal.
February 23 to 27, 1998
Holden sent a clue to his whereabouts. Andy was attacked, and a vital clue was destroyed. Holden learned that James was planning to gas the people attending Sam and Kirk's celebration, including a pregnant Lily. Carly was feeling the pressure to get pregnant. Kirk laid a trap for Sam, which had serious repercussions. Bob and Kim found Molly. Andy was suspicious of Matt, but Nikki wouldn't listen. Lily recruited David's help with the promise of $500,000.
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MARCH 1998
March 2 to 6, 1998
Lucinda threatened David's life. Molly told the truth. Barbara took the kids and ran away. Tom and Emily met at the movies. Jack learned of the trust fund. Kirk discovered the message in the matchbook. Nikki decided to investigate Matt and got into trouble instead. James released the gas into the room where Holden and Sam were being held. The wedding was interrupted when Carly passed out. James showed up in Lucinda's living room with a gun.
March 9 to 13, 1998
Andy and Jack saved Matt and Nikki, then rescued Holden and Sam. David refused to go away with James, but did hold the gun on Lucinda so that James could get away. Holden got good news. Carly and Hal finished the wedding ceremony in the hospital chapel. It was "now or never" if Carly was going to get pregnant in time for the money.
March 16 to 20, 1998
Molly crashed a party given to welcome Holden back home. John decided to adopt a baby, thinking it would cure his marital problems. Lily refused to give David the money, and he decided to sue. Molly wanted David to buy a publishing house and publish her novel. Nikki overheard a conversation between Lisa and Carly and tried to warn her dad.
March 23 to 27, 1998
Barbara served divorce papers. David and Molly made love. Kirk and Sam recommitted to each other. Molly was suddenly living in luxury with a wonderful wardrobe thanks to an anonymous benefactor. David took credit for Molly's good fortune. Lucinda paid a visit to Molly. John gave up the little girl he had planned to adopt.
March 30 to April 3, 1998
Margo and Jack were in a shootout, and Margo had to take a life. Carly took a home pregnancy test and was disappointed to find it negative, but she devised another plan. Lucinda and Molly teamed up to take David down. Nikki asked if she could move in with Barbara.
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APRIL 1998
April 6 to 10, 1998
Eddie lashed out at Margo, but Margo wasn't about to give up on him. Molly and Lucinda together were working on a plan to take David down. Meanwhile, David cheated at cards to win 51% of the Falcon Club. Jack couldn't sleep without having dreams of Carly; he rushed to Carly's house and tried to get her to admit loving him, but she said she loved Hal. Hal found the two together and demanded to know what was going on. Barbara and her new lawyer paid John a visit. John discovered that Barbara was spending too much time at the cemetery and asked Kim to speak to her. Jack boarded a train out of Oakdale.
April 13 to 17, 1998
Barbara finally accepted Johnny's death thanks to Hal. Hal was angry at Carly because he had found Jack at his house with Carly; he didn't believe Carly when she told him that he had nothing to worry about. On his way to Chicago, Jack allayed the fears of a young lady by singing to her. Nikki had a plan to keep Carly from giving her a stepbrother or sister. When Molly locked Lily in the ladies room, Molly turned the tables on her. Emily continued to receive gifts from her "admirer." John and Hal almost came to blows. John encouraged Carly to accept artificial insemination. Carly and Barbara had it out at the fashion show.
April 20 to 24, 1998
In Chicago, Jack collapsed and was hospitalized. Julia called Ben and his family. Carly was artificially inseminated then went home and made love to Hal. Hal saw Carly on tape, going into John's office in the dead of night; he wanted to know what was going on. Ben and Camille made love for the first time. Eddie was sentenced for six months in prison; Margo vowed to help him. Lucinda arrived on a distant island and surprised James. Emily found out who her "secret admirer" was, and she was less than pleased.
April 27 to May 1, 1998
David rescued Emily, but she told him to leave her alone. Lucinda escaped from James. Jack, while delirious, told Carly that he loved her. John told Hal that Carly had a heart condition; later, Carly fainted. A new couple joined Lily and Holden's childbirth classes, and they had an ulterior motive. Matt took Adam hostage at the courthouse.
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MAY 1998
May 4 to 8, 1998
Eddie became a hero in Adam's eyes. Tom and Margo invited Eddie to live in their home. Jack learned Julia was running from her fiancÚ, a prince. He offered to help her when she told him that she was leaving town. Camille had her first fashion shoot. Lily found the sleeping pill that had been put into her vitamin bottle. Later, someone held her captive at WOAK. Hal learned that Carly had a "heart condition," and he begged her not to continue the pregnancy. John was horrified to learn that Carly wanted to have the baby a month early.
May 11 to 15, 1998
Andy and Nikki spent a night together in Chicago. Hal took Carly to a heart specialist in Chicago. Hal walked in on a goodbye scene between Carly and Jack. Hal announced to Jack that Carly was pregnant. The prince hired Jack to find Julia. Lucinda hired a stunt driver to take David and Molly on a wild ride. John discovered that Lisa and Ralph had made beautiful music in the afternoon. John and Barbara got closer. Margo took Eddie home, and Tom was upset about it. Lily was terrorized in her own home. David managed to disrupt Luke's birthday party; he substituted his own "clown" for Kirk. The clown walked out the door with Luke.
May 18 to 22, 1998
After the scare with Luke, Holden went to find David. He held him at gunpoint and forced him to write a confession. However, just as he was about to make him jump overboard, Lily arrived and talked him out of it. The police demanded concrete evidence of David's involvement in the harassment before they would act. Molly learned David's plan and went straight to Lucinda after being insulted by David's actions. Lily and Holden left Oakdale; Lucinda was unable to leave because of business. The Chicago heart doctor gave Carly her opinion concerning her heart. Hal threatened to sue John for malpractice; John promised Carly that if Hal sued, he would not go down alone. Tom took a job with Emily at the paper. Ben wanted to ask Camille to marry him, but changed his mind at the last minute.
May 25 to 29, 1998
Jack was called upon to act the hero. While Prince Xavier watched, Jack and Julia shared their dreams. Barbara put the divorce on hold. John agreed to escort Lisa to the charity event. Carly heard about the tornadoes and she was worried about Jack. Adam tried to cover for Eddie. Emily and Tom worked closely together on a big story. Molly met face-to-face with James Stenbeck. Molly confessed to Carly. Camille suffered severe pain and had to see Susan at Memorial.
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JUNE 1998
June 1 to 5, 1998
Camille discovered that she had a malignancy. Ben asked Camille to marry him; after refusing and running away, she was almost hit by a car. Carly told Hal that Nikki had condoms, and Hal flipped. Later, Nikki and Carly had a huge fight, and Carly slapped Nikki. Julia met Cal and Luke on the train; later, Julia helped Cal when he suffered a stroke. Margo learned of Eddie's problem -- sleepwalking -- but Tom didn't buy it. Tom accused Eddie of being on drugs. David began proceedings to take over WOAK. Nancy and Kim planned a surprise for Tom and Margo, but the surprise backfired.
June 8 to 12, 1998
Tom and Margo fought on their anniversary, but Adam's gift drew them together again. Emily experienced jealousy after she arrived with a gift for Tom, but, looking through the window, she saw the couple making out in the living room. Julia stayed at the farm and helped Emma with Luke. Holden caught David in Cal's hospital room. David acquired Cal's share of WOAK. Barbara recognized Julia for who she really was, but promised not to tell. David forced Kim to interview Molly on Patterns. Camille was preparing for surgery. At the last moment, Ben arrived. Eddie underwent tests in the hospital. Nikki wanted to swear out a warrant against Carly.
June 15 to 19, 1998
Camille had her surgery and pulled through with flying colors; Ben and Sara Ruth rejoiced with her. During a sleepwalking episode, Eddie kissed Margo. Later, Margo kept the kiss secret from Tom and Eddie, but Emily knew there was a secret and told Tom. Lisa went to the ball alone, but so did John. Emma managed to get Julia and Jack to the ball. David gave Molly something special. Before going to the ball, Jack was ordered to bring in Carly on assault charges. With Molly's help, Carly was able to slip out of the police station and attend the ball.
June 22 to 26, 1998
Eddie was on to Emily; he knew she was not the "good friend" to Margo that she claimed to be, and he told her so. Emily caused Eddie to lose two jobs. A jealous Carly watched as Jack reunited with Julia at the ball. Later, Carly filled Julia in on her history with Jack. Margo arrived at the ball and arrested Carly; she insisted that Jack put the handcuffs on her. Carly experienced abdominal pain and had to spend the night in the hospital with a police guard. Nikki dropped the charges. James had a surprise for Lucinda on the terrace at the ball; someone witnessed the confrontation.
June 29 to July 3, 1998
Jack told his brother, Brad, to get out of town. Emily encountered a sleepwalking Eddie in the park and ran straight to Tom with the news that she had been mugged. Margo helped Eddie to hide out from the police. While Margo was out helping Eddie, Emily "had a nightmare" and ended up sleeping with Tom. Camille was not adjusting to her surgery very well, however, Brad convinced her to hire Julia as a companion/helper. Sam had a pregnancy scare and announced that she didn't want to be pregnan -- again. Nikki quizzed John about Carly's baby. Later, Nikki read something interesting in Carly's day planner. Susan found evidence that the "mugging" never took place and confronted Emily with the evidence. David set up another interview for Molly on WOAK with Kim who said she saw something in the book. However, Molly had a surprise when she began to read from her novel. David showed a video over TV of Lucinda dancing and kissing James. Lucinda was called to the police station for questioning. Brad bailed her out of trouble again.
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JULY 1998
July 6 to 10, 1998
There was an open-mike contest at Yo's. Molly was stranded on the side of a lonely road with a flat tire. Nikki asked Barbara's help in finding out what was going on between Carly and John. Eddie hid out at the old Fairwinds mansion and encountered another runaway. Tom followed Margo to Fairwinds, and they had a confrontation. Eddie slipped out of his hiding place and had another surprise encounter with Emily. Susan let Eddie go. Later, Eddie was hypnotized. Susan threatened to tell Tom the truth if Emily didn't. Eddie, Margo, and Ben arrived home to find Hal sitting on the couch, waiting for them. Carly begged Jack to return to her, and they almost made love.
July 13 to 17, 1998
Eddie lied to protect Margo's job. Emily admitted that she'd made a mistake about Eddie, however, she told Tom in an aside that she had lied to Hal. Carly was ready to leave Hal for Jack, but Lisa didn't believe she could give up the trust fund. John told Barbara that he wanted to resume their marriage and make love to her, but she wasn't ready. David blasted Molly for watching her video of Holden in bed; she was surprised at his hostility and jealousy. Carly asked a favor of John, one that he wasn't willing to give. Georgia confided to Eddie that Sam was her mother. Georgia also confessed to Eddie that she feared Sam wouldn't accept her as her daughter. Lucinda introduced Brad as her new "friend," and Sam was stunned when Brad kissed Lucy. Margo was stunned when Tom told her that Emily claimed that she had changed her story only to protect Margo. Margo continued to deny that Eddie had mugged Emily. John stunned Jack when he told him all about Carly's plans to have him and the 50 million dollars. Margo sadly told Eddie that it would be better if he no longer stopped by the house. Later she asked Andy to be a friend to Eddie; Andy did not want to befriend Eddie at all. However, later at an A.A. meeting, Andy was shocked to hear Susan's confession to the group. Carly was stunned when Jack told her that he didn't want to see her ever again. Eddie told Susan that Emily had framed him because he knew that she wanted Tom. When they discovered that the paper would be awarded a journalism award, Emily made plans to go to New York with Tom. Unknown to Tom, she arranged that they would only have one room at the hotel. Carly sped away from the park and hit Julia with her car.
July 20 to 24, 1998
Carly discovered that her car had hit Julia and tried to get help. After doing emergency surgery, Ben was suspended. Brad stood before Lucinda in the buff. Jack took in Brad for questioning, but had to let him go. Jack swore that Brad would not get away with it again like he had when he killed their father. Emily told her mother that the next time she needed to "get it off her chest," she should take a drink instead. Sam provided a place on the Valetta for Georgia to stay. Holden learned that Molly was working for Lucinda. David proposed to Molly, and when she turned him down, he took a gun after Holden. To keep David from killing Holden, Molly accepted the proposal. Carly considered turning herself in. Margo and Eddie fixed up his new home. Emily and Tom got drunk in New York. When Tom passed out on the bed, she undressed and slipped into bed beside him.
July 27 to 31, 1998
Tom woke up in New York with Emily snuggled up with him and his wife knocking at the door. The board was about to return privileges to Ben when he burst in and began to rant at them. Bob hustled him out of the room, but the damage was done. Lucinda's reaction to David's engagement was to have Molly leave him at the altar. Sam and Kirk devised a plan to get David out of their lives. Bob, Kin, and Andy planned a party for Nancy. Julia remembered who had hit her but decided to keep quiet about it. Jack dusted the emergency phone and found Carly's prints. Eddie was in trouble with Deana's drug friends.
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AUGUST 1998
August 3 to 7, 1998
Carly confessed to the hit and run. They hoped to keep it quiet, but Nikki alerted the news media. Julia spoke up for her at the hearing. Dina's drug-dealing friends wanted Eddie to push drugs for them. When Margo set a trap for the drug dealers, her life was in danger. Lisa fired Emily, and Tom quit in protest. Emily conned David out of his share of WOAK. John invited Barbara for a weekend in New York. Brad took Camille to the party for Nancy.
August 10 to 14, 1998
Penny and Ellen arrived in Oakdale to surprise Nancy for her 80th birthday. Carly was in a precarious position with her pregnancy. Margo had some good news for Eddie. Georgia had news for Sam. There was an explosion aboard the Valetta; many people were rescued, but others weren't so lucky. Molly and David had a non-wedding. Julia told Hal that Jack and Carly were together. Brad opened up to Camille about his dad's death. Ben opened up to Camille about the church and the hospital. Sam made a confession to Kirk. A helicopter delivered a man with a surprise. Eddie made a confession to Margo. John and Lisa had an adventure.
August 17 to 21, 1998
Lily learned of the tragedy aboard the Valetta and wanted to return home, since David was dead. Sam rushed Georgia to the hospital when she collapsed, and learned that she had a hole in her heart. Margo told Eddie that she loved him in a special way, but she loved Tom and wanted to stay with him, unaware that Emily's reporter was outside with a video camera. James blamed Lucinda for David's death. James threw Molly into the street with only five dollars to her name. Lucinda and Brad had an interesting encounter. Jack and Julia reunited. Carly told Hal goodbye. John disappeared.
August 24 to 28, 1998
Carly went to the Snyder farm and told Julia that she was not going to give up on Jack and that Julia didn't stand a chance. David arrived and took both women hostage. James was surprised to find David alive but shocked to learn that not only had he kidnapped Julia and Carly, but he had also arranged the Valetta disaster. David went to his memorial service and listened while a heartbroken Molly opened her heart. Seeing him, Molly fainted, but no one would believe she had seen David. Emily conned the reporter to take the videotape of Margo and Eddie to their competition. The video was aired over the news. Adam saw the video and moved in with Hal. Sam and Kirk went on a picnic by the river and disappeared. Georgia thought that Sam had run out on her again. Eddie comforted her and promised that he would not leave her.
August 31 to September 4, 1998
Julia gave Jack a clue, but he didn't realize it until it was too late. Holden found a note in the banana bread, but it was smeared. When James took a syringe to inject David so he could take him aboard his plane and get him out of the country, Carly unknowing gave him away, and David injected James instead. Georgia left the hospital without permission, and everyone was worried. She visited Lucinda and begged to know where Sam was. Lucinda didn't believe that Georgia knew Sam or that Sam wanted to pay for Georgia's medical bills. When Emily learned that Margo was going out of town on family business, she told Eddie that Margo was leaving Tom and the boys and running away. Then Emily called the news people and told them that Margo was running away with Eddie. Eddie arrived at Margo's with his bags to tell her that he would leave instead of her, just as the news media arrived and began asking questions and taking pictures. Eddie asked Brad for a job.
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SEPTEMBER 1998
September 7 to 11, 1998
David kidnapped Lily, Julia, Carly, and James. In a remote cabin, Lily gave birth to a daughter who had difficulty breathing. Molly told Jack and Holden that she had seen David at his memorial service and that later he had called her. Jack was able to find the car and rescue Carly and James from the trunk -- just in the nick of time -- but he had no idea where Lily and Julia were. Emily and Tom shared a long kiss while on a news stakeout. Margo was devastated by the treatment she received from her son, from Lisa, and from the PTA. Barbara goaded and gloated at the situation Margo was in. Adam was caught trying to buy liquor. Lucinda accused Georgia and Eddie of running a scam on Samantha. Later, Lucinda learned that Georgia was Sam's daughter.
September 14 to 18, 1998
Julia discovered that David was planning to raise Lily's baby as his own so she did her best to protect Lily. When David was convinced that the baby needed to breast-feed to survive, David gave the baby up for just long enough for Julia to sneak Lily and the baby out of the cabin. James and Lucinda joined forces to find their children. Holden learned from the hospital that if Lily didn't have the baby by the time they were going to do the induction, there might be a problem. Holden fought Lucinda and James's plan to work together. James got an idea of where David could be. Margo had a blood test and found out that she was pregnant. While Margo was talking to Susan on the telephone, Emily listened in and learned the news. She called the TV station with a tip that "Detective Love" was pregnant with Eddie Silva's baby. She then made an appointment for Margo at an abortion clinic and sent the packet to Margo. Eddie had a serious discussion with Adam, after which Adam went home. Margo's half-sister moved in with the Hugheses.
September 21 to 25, 1998
David made his demands of Holden. Julia was to carry the ransom money. James and Lucinda supported each other but they got locked in the cellar at the farm. Emily found out that Margo was pregnant, and she had plans of her own. Going to a private family party, Emily did everything she could to get Tom to learn that Margo had an appointment with the abortion clinic. When Tom did learn about the abortion, he wouldn't believe Margo knew nothing about it. They had a terrible fight, and Tom left the house and went straight to Emily. Camille wanted to be intimate with Ben, but he wanted to wait until they were married; this made Camille afraid that he couldn't face her after the surgery. John returned from vacation, and Barbara overheard him confess to Lisa what he felt for her; she ran straight to Hal. Hal was cold to Carly; when the baby moved and she tried to get him to feel it, he accused her of using the baby to her own advantage.
September 28 to October 2, 1998
Jack, Holden, and Julia arrived at the drop-off site. Jack got into position and shot out David's tire so that he had to walk to the drop-off site. Jack found the baby in the car. At the drop-off site, Holden and David got in a scuffle after David confessed to killing Lily and the baby and tossing their bodies into the river. David was shot and died after he had warned Holden that when his father found out what happened, he would kill the baby, Lily, Emma, and everyone Holden loved. Holden and Julia buried David and told the police that he had escaped. Lily got free and ran into the forest, where she immediately got lost. While resting, she was bitten by a spider. Tom slept with Emily but had regrets; however, Emily was sure of herself and didn't recognize Tom's regrets. She bragged to her mother that she had slept with Tom. Molly watched as Tom left Emily's apartment early in the morning and used the info to her own advantage. She was hired as the new weather girl. Tom was devastated when he returned home and found out that Margo had miscarried the baby. They were able to make up and try to put the marriage back together. Camille began to lose her hair. Georgia had her surgery; she began to misinterpret Eddie's feelings for her. Eddie saw his "angel" again, but this time she dropped her scarf.
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OCTOBER 1998
October 5 to 9, 1998
Carly asked Rosanna to give her the money, no matter what happened with her marriage; Rosanna said no deal. The exchange turned violent, and Carly ended up in a psychiatric ward after she tried to choke Rosanna. Tom told his father that he had slept with Emily. Lily was found and taken to the hospital. Lucinda was nonplussed by James's marriage proposal. Holden confessed to Lily that he had accidentally killed David while Jack affirmed to Julia that he would never close the case -- not until he found David. Emily set it up so Margo would overhear her and Molly's argument about Emily's affair with Tom.
October 12 to 16, 1998
Margo learned that Tom had slept with Emily on the night that she had lost her baby. She turned to Eddie for comfort but Eddie sent her home to her husband. Camille had a setback in her treatment, and she was devastated. When she wasn't able to get comfort from Ben, she turned to Brad, and they slept together. Hal got a visit from Rosanna but eventually gave Carly some good news.
October 19 to 23, 1998
Georgia learned that Eddie had feelings for a stranger. Emily learned that she was pregnant. Lucinda accepted James's proposal after learning that Holden had killed David. Lily was sure that she had the wrong baby. Ben showed Camille some property and told her that he wanted Brad to build them a house there. Hal broke into John's office, but he was caught before he could get into the patient files. However, he did bug the office and learned about the trust fund.
October 26 to 30, 1998
Margo told Tom that she was going to the Caribbean for a quick divorce, and she needed his signature on the power of attorney. Tom refused but later, Emily got her hands on the paper and forged his signature; she then had it messengered to Jessica's office. Tom made it clear that he would have nothing to do with her; he wanted her to only communicate with him through his attorney. Adam learned that Tom had slept with Emily and that Emily was having his baby. Eddie met his dream girl, but she realized that he was the man who had been trying to break up his sister's marriage. Georgia and Katie became friends and went shopping at Fashions. Hal tried to get Carly to sign permission for him to get a divorce. When she wouldn't, he said that he would get an annulment. Later, he and Barbara talked about old times and shared a kiss.
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NOVEMBER 1998
November 2 to 6, 1998
Carly tried to break into the sperm bank but was caught. She told Hall that she had been artificially inseminated. Later, John told Hal that he had discovered recently that David Stenbeck was the sperm donor. Emily set up James so that Tom had to go to her rescue. When it worked, she decided that she needed something else to draw Tom to her rescue. She went on the air with a story that David had called and threatened her. Julia went to David's grave to confront him, but she was frightened when someone tossed a shovel at her. Brad confessed to Camille that he loved her. Jack told Brad to stay away from Camille, but he showed up at the surprise engagement party anyway. Adam tried to get his parents together, but it backfired. Georgia and Eddie attended the engagement party. Katie apologized to Eddie for how she had acted the last time they'd met.
November 9 to 13, 1998
John revealed that he was the father of Carly's baby. Carly told Hal that she was ready to sign the papers for a Caribbean divorce. John asked someone to marry him. Jack ordered Brad to stay away from Camille, but no one told Camille to stay away from Brad. Brad and Molly went to the building site and began digging the foundation. What they found made them very, very happy! Holden wanted to turn himself in after Julia found a shovel with dirt on it in the trunk of her car. Lucinda and James eloped.
November 16 to 20, 1998
Lucinda was married. Holden and Lily arrived just as the marriage was pronounced. John agreed to marry Carly, but he had a stipulation: she had to give him the baby after it was born. Lisa changed her mind about her proposal and left for the Caribbean. Molly and Brad were vacationing in the Caribbean while laundering the money. Molly accidentally spent one of the bills from the ransom money, alerting the officials. Barbara and Hal arrived at the same hotel. Hal found out from Molly that Carly and John would marry, so he faxed a refusal to Carly. Carly wanted to go to the island to talk to Hal, but John said it could be dangerous for the baby. When she wouldn't listen to him, he agreed to go with her. At the airport, Carly learned that Julia was going to the island on the same plane to be with Jack. Someone was following Julia.
November 23 to 27, 1998
Most of Oakdale went to the Caribbean either for divorce or marriage. Brad and Molly went for changing the money, but ended up in handcuffs instead. Holden and Lily hired Margo as a private investigator. James gave baby Lily a gift. Hope suffered from seizures, and James was blamed. Eddie told Georgia of happier days.
November 30 to December 4, 1998
James encouraged Lucinda to spend Thanksgiving with her family at the Snyder farm, but when she did go to the farm, she left when everyone began to talk about James. Tom attended his family's Thanksgiving dinner. Emily expected Tom for Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, she had Susan and Ellen as guests. Sara Ruth was instrumental in having Brad fired from the church. Julia moved in with Jack. Camille bailed Brad out of jail. Lisa threw a big party, and the surprise guests of honor were Dr. and Mrs. John Dixon. Camille told Jack that Brad had not killed his father -- his mother had.
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DECEMBER 1998
December 7 to 11, 1998
Lily and Holden took Hope to the doctor recommended by Ben. While there, they met Rita, the nanny of the other baby. Her employer was annoyed that she had talked to them. He was further annoyed when they went to the house. Jack and Brad clashed over the story about their father's death. Brad was angry at Camille and tried to say that he had lied to Camille. Sara Ruth warned Ben that he would lose Camille if he didn't keep her away from Brad. While Eddie and Katie were at Java, a woman lost a fifty-dollar bill and complained to the manager that she had been robbed. The manager accused Eddie. Georgia was hurt to find that Eddie had been lying to her about being a college student. Margo overheard Andy say that Emily had made up the mugging but he couldn't tell her any more because of A.A. Margo blasted Andy. Emily ended up telling Tom that she had lied. Andy later got a "dear John" letter from Nikki, and he started drinking again.
December 14 to 18, 1998
Carly confided in her cousin Molly that she was going to see a doctor in Groverton to see if he would induce her labor early. She was angry when the doctor told her it was against the law for him to do so, and she decided instead to sneak into Lisa's apartment and hide a video camera in hopes of capturing John Dixon in a compromising position with Lisa. Later, the camera recorded John giving Lisa a warm embrace. Emily was heartbroken that Tom decided to move back with Margo, at least for Christmas, and she continued to try to talk to him on the phone. Meanwhile, Andy struggled with his alcoholism and a breakup with Nikki. Jack and Brad were surprised when their mother, Delores, showed up unannounced and expected them to act like brothers and take her to dinner. Later Delores talked by phone to her husband, Frank, and she begged him not to sue for divorce. Julia overheard the whole conversation.
December 21 to 25, 1998
December 28, 1998 to January 1, 1999
Camille told Ben that she had slept with Brad and she loved him. Ben buried himself in work. Tom and Margo got closer. Emily couldn't make anyone believe that she was being stalked. Molly talked Andy into going to church. Later he said that that it had been exactly what he had needed. Lucinda pressed James for the half million dollars he had promised to give her. Hope became ill again. Carly decided she wanted her baby no matter when it was born, and she turned to Jack for help.
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