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Monday, April 14, 1997
by Sage

Lucinda comes to Kirk's house to plead for the gun, so she can free Lily. Kirk is packing to leave. Kirk tells her obviously she couldn't find Sam....so...the deal is off, he'll dump the gun in the biggest body of water he can find. Lucinda leaves. There is a knock at the door. Kirk thinks it must be Lucy again and answers it to find Sam standing there, alone. They talk. Lucinda barges back in and demands the gun, since she, after all, delivered Sam. Holden catches a guy out at his family farm, the guy claims to be his city cousin from Chicago, Jack Snyder. Emma hears a commotion, comes out and vouches for him. Jack tells Holden that he and Emma talk on the phone a few times a year and the last time he talked to her she mention the "Lily Predicament" to him. Jack just happens to be a Private Investigator. Holden confronts him on his lousey conduct...posing as a priest, breaking into houses. Jack tells Holden that he won't be mad at him for long, because he found this, he shows Holden a gun! Jack tells Holden and Emma that he followed a strange behaving Margo from a place where she had a flat and found the gun, back to her house and watched her lock it up in her closet. Where Jack broke in and retrieved it. Holden and Jack take off to the Police station with the gun. John and Tom get out of the closet Margo put them in. She's long gone. Tom goes out to find her and John stays behind incase she comes back. At the police station...Margo is in the fenced in, locked evidence room, with the key, frantically searching for something. Hal comes down, sends everyone else away and tries to talk her out. He asks her if she's looking for the gun. It peeks her interest and she comes toward him. She stares at his gun in his shoulder holster. "The murder weapon," she says. Hal tells her that that is his gun..not the murder weapon. He takes it off and lays it down on a stack of boxes behind him. Hal tells Margo to let him in and he'll help her look for the murder weapon. Margo eyes his gun lying behind him, then lets him in. She walks a circle around the room and topples a table over on Hal and flee's out the self locking fence door, grabs Hal's gun and splits. Hal hollers for help. Help comes and Hal is released. He says to put out an APB on Margo..and to consider her "Armed and Dangerous." Jack and Holden give the gun to an aprehensive Hal. Hal sends the gun out to be checked for registration and tested with bullistics. The weapon comes back registared to Cal Strickland, the weapon Lily took with her to the wedding. Tom can't find Margo, so he goes to the police station. Hal fills him in. An officer finds Margo and radios in his position. Tom leaves for the site. The officer tells her to come around, she still has the gun, he tells her to drop the gun. Margo looks at her hand and says, "That's not the gun." Another officer rushes her and takes the gun. Tom comes up just as they start to cuff her. Tom tells them that it's not necessary. Margo still is a strange state of mind keeps mumbling about needing something in the trunk. She goes to the trunk and opens it. In the trunk of her car she finds a decomposing Diego!

Tuesday, April 15, 1997
by Sage

Margo screams. Tom rushes over to the open trunk of Margo's car to find Diego's decomposing body inside. Margo doesn't remember how it got there or if she shot him, but because of the circumstances....she thinks she must have been the one to do it. So when they get back to the police station Margo confesses to killing Diego. David Allen tries to get closer to Connor with the saving of the "Tree House", Mark gets suspicious. David gets a cell phone calls and has to leave for the police station. The gun Jack found was Cal's gun...the one Lily shot at the wedding. Bulllistics didn't match the slug in her gun to Diego, but her gun did match the slug in the sign at the church. David has to arange for the release of Lily. Tom tells David to go ahead and handle Margo's case. Holden told Lily that she is being released. Later, Lily got released. Molly is alone and sad. Lucinda and Sam go to Kirk. Kirk, because Lucinda delivered Sam to him, gives Lucinda the gun. Lucinda leaves to have the gun tested. Lucinda pulls the gun on Emily points it to the ceiling and fires. It's a starters pistol. She asks Emily just how far Emily just how far she and Kirk thought they'd get on thier little scam. Lucinda tells Emily that she delivered Sam to Kirk and now he is on her side, not Emily's. Lucinda tells her that she'll have the City Times back because Kirk will be a witness to her being held at gun point to sign it over. Sam and Kirk talk, but Sam slipped out while Kirk took a phone call from a frantic Emily. Hal books Margo for the murder of Diego.

Wednesday, April 16, 1997
by Nicolas Stroman

Thursday, April 17, 1997
by Sage

Sam is sitting reading the paper, feeling bad for Margo, when...she finds the fluff article about Kirk. Sam can't believe he fanagled that one. Kirk walks in and acts as if he didn't know about the article. Sam calls his bluff. Sam asks Kirk what he had to offer Emily to get her to write that. He tells her that Emily owed him for trying to set him up for the murder. "Good for you. Now go!" Sam tells him. He starts to plea his case to her, past and present. We can have a life together, Kirk tells her. He tells her about the time she thought he was drown at sea. The look on her face ....I don't remember..she tells him. He tells her that he can't live without her...thats why he fell apart. He kept on telling her about their past...the goodtimes. "Yes, it was good and it could have gotten better", Sam tells Kirk, "but you killed it." Give us another chance, Kirk begs. She tells him that she gave up on them along time ago and the only reason she hasn't left yet is because she is short of funds. She wants to get out of Oakdale so bad that she'd even ask him for the money if she knew he had it. Kirk looks into to Sam's eyes and tells her that she hasn't forgot him...then he grabs her and kisses her. They finish their long kiss, then Sam slaps the snot out of him and tears up one of the flowers he brought her. She tells him that she hates him. Kirk tells her that there is a thin line between love and hate. He asked her to give them just one night to see if they could recapture the magic. Sam tells Kirk that he is a coward and pathetic...that she was upset that he didn't trust her to help him make the "Kingsly Malta Embezzlement" right. "I thought we were soul mates", Sam tells Kirk. "I made a mistake", he said. "You made the mother of all mistakes...You doubted me", Sam says and leaves. Kirk thinks for a second..."She still loves me," he says in partial amazement. Later...Kirk is still sitting in the office waiting for Sam to come back......No Sam. He walks over and picks up the remainders of the flowers he brought and smiles. "Diego's dead, Sam's back, everythings gonna start going my way." Kirk says as he leaves.

Jack and Holden go to the Falcon club. Holden goes to pick up Lily. Jack goes to the bar and talks to the Manager of The Falcon Club, Teddy, and tells Teddy that he knows what he's supposed to do. Teddy tries to balk, but Jack lets him know that, even though this job has been a good one for him, what "We", (Jack says) have to offer you is better. Teddy decides to play it out.

Margo is in the holding cell at the police station and Lily comes to visit her. Lily tells Margo that she just found out about her last night, after she got home. Margo asks the guard to let Lily in with her. Lily seems un-nerved when the bars shut behind her. Margo reminds her that she doesn't have to stay there anymore, that she is free now. Lily tells Margo that she doesn't belong in here...Margo tells her that, yes, she does....because Lily, you don't know what I've done. She goes on to tell her that she's done so many scary things that she doesn't remember. Margo tells Lily that she is worring about her boys. Lily tells her that she has to remember what happened that night at the Wedding. Holden comes in and talks to Margo through the bars. What you said about your memory, I think I can help you with that, Holden tells Margo. Holden tells Margo that she can't force a memory, that she has to let it come on it's own. She tells them that she's affraid if she remembers, that she'll go into a black out again, and never come out and that scares her. It also scare her that she may remember that she if fact did pull the trigger. Holden tells her that sometimes he'd get anxious when memories started coming back. And he tells Margo some of the techniques he learned at Bethesda Hospital in Maryland. Holden excuses himself to make a phone call. Lily asks Margo if I'd be O.K. if she brought they boys out to the farm for a visit once in a while. Margo smiles and says yes. Margo tells Lily she should go...that she's spent enough time behind bars. Holden calls Jack. Jack is on the phone at The Falcon Club with Holden, when Holden tells Jack to go ahead and get the table and make the arrangements. Jack hangs up and tells Teddy to get ready that they are on their way. "5k severence pay, right?" Teddy asks. "That's what we told ya, I got it right here, but you get it when the jobs done." Jack says. "No cops? Right." Teddy asks. "You have my word. You wait 'til Mrs. Grimaldi gets here and we're all seated at the table." Jack says. Teddy walks away and Jack shakes his head in disgust, like he has just talked to the worlds biggest moron. Jack sits down at the table. Later...Lily and Holden walk in and are seated at the table. Jack , Lily and Holden make small talk. Lily talks about how strange it is to have his freedom back. Jack tells them that he's going to have to go back to Chicago. Lily tells him that she wishes he could stay around. He says he can't that he is his P.I. business and it's going to fold if he doesn't get back to it. Jack all of a sudden jumps up from the table screaming "Give it up! Give it up!", grabbing Teddy at the bar. (Here comes the scam.) "What's the matter with you?!?!" Teddy asks. Lily and Holden ask Jack what he thinks he's doing. Jack tells them that he saw him skimming money from the bar. Ted says that he was just getting ready to make a deposit. Jack tells Holden to check Ted's left pocket....he saw him put some cash in there. Holden checks and finds a couple of hundred dollars. Jack gives Ted an extra twist of the arm and Ted fessses up in pain. Holden starts to call the cops. Jack tells Holden that he doesn't want to do that. Holden wants to know why he shouldn't call the cops. Jack asks Holden if he really wants to put Lily trough the lawyers trials and hearing again, so soon after her ordeal. Lily tells Jack to let him go. Lily tells Ted that she never wants to see him in there again. Ted rushes out, Jack follows. Jack gives Ted his money..tells him that he did a good job, but he better never hear him talking about it to anyone. "I'm on to you," Jack says, "and I keep my promises you know." Ted says he understands. Jack comes back in and tells Lily and Holden that Ted won't be back. "How did you know", Holden asks. Jack tells them some story about him working undercover in a restaurant he was managing and he caught the bartender there doing the same thing. Lily says she needs another manager and asks Jack if he's interested. Jack grins. (Scam bought. Lock stock and barrel.) Jack tells them that they don't owe him a thing. Jack tells them the place he ran was just for the undercover work and it wasn't as upscale as The Falcon Club. Lily tells him that he must have done a good job managing to be convincing. "I did." Says Jack. So you'll take the job. Jack agree's to take the job on a trial basis. Lily and Holden leave. Jack makes a phone call to the *Mystery Caller* "I'm in," Jack says. "Good", replies the Mystery Caller. Outside...Lily and Holden talk on the deck of the Falcon Club. Lily thanks Holden for all that he did for her and her mother. Holden tells Lily that the reason he got out of the wine cellar was because he couldn't bear the thought of never seeing Lily again.

Bob and Kim are home talking about Margo. Kim says she'll call the family and see if they can work out some sort of a schedule to help Tom out with the boys. Bob and Kim talk about their life at the moment, how it's had it's ups and downs lately. Kim tells Bob that she didn't realize that she could love him even more after the surgery. They cuddle and kiss on the couch. You haven't kissed me like that since our last ski trip. She tells him that she was affraid to really let go, that she was affraid she might short fuse. "That won't happen." Bob tells her. She tells him that's why she sleeps in the den. Bob tells Kim that he'll take his chance when she's willing to move back up stairs. They kiss and cuddle some more. Kim stops and stresses because her valve is clicking faster. "It's supposed to," Bob tells her, "you're getting excited he says." Bob tells her that he finds that incouraging. Bob asks her if she wants to go upstairs. Kim says yes. Bob's beeper goes off. They are both highly disappointed. Bob has to leave. They are both disappointed, but plan on picking things up where they left off. Bob leaves. Kim gets up and looks at her and Bob's wedding picture. She starts recalling sweet old memories of their life together, before the surgery. "Tonight I get to sleep with my husband again." Kim sighs and smiles.

Margo is lying alone in her jail cell trying to recall the Wedding fiasco, and what happened to her gun. The guard tells Margo that she has another visitor. "Hi stranger", Sam says. Margo looks surprised. They talk. Margo tells Sam what had been happening to her. Then Sam tell her what she's been up to. Margo comments on how Sam was the only one she could talk to who really understood the situation after the crash. Margo starts to have flashbacks of the wedding and the "sent" that is almost there......if she could just get it, she could remember. "Why am I so scared that I can't remember." Margo says to herself. Sam looks on helplessly. Margo is thinking clearly....."What perfume are you wearing?" Margo asks Sam. "I'm not wearing any." Sam says. "I can smell it. What is it? I smelled the same thing at the wedding, when my gun disappeared." Margo insists. "Really, Margo." Sam replies, "Before I came over here, Kirk was hanging all over me like a cheap suit, if you smell anything...it's probably his cologne." Margo takes it all in.

Friday, April 18, 1997

Mark and Connor are walking on the deck of the ship that The Falcon Club is on. Jack finds them on the deck and tells Mark that he's the new Manager of The Falcon Club and that he's the one that called him about the ship taking on some water, due to rusty bolts in the seam of the main hull. Mark tells Jack that he'll get changed and get right down there to check it out. Connor insist that she gets to help him. Mark teases her about "rats", she starts to reconsider.

Margo and Tom are talking in her cell at the jail. She tells Tom about the sent. The sent that she was hunting for when she bought all those perfumes at the drug store and the sent she was hunting for when she went nuts at Alderman's Department Store. "Sam had that fragrence on when she came to visit me", Margo tells him. Tom tells Margo that Sam wasn't even in the country at the time Santana was shot. Margo then tells Tom that she knows that and Sam wasn't wearing any perfume when she came to visit Margo anyway, but.....She was paid a visit by Kirk Anderson before she came to see Margo and his cologne rubbed off onto Sam. Sam confirmed it, Margo tells him. Tom says then Kirk must some serious explaining to do. They know Kirk is lying, but "Why" is he lying? Margo wants to know. Margo tells Tom that she's affraid that Kirk might be trying to protect her, that maybe he saw her shoot Diego and doesn't want to say anything, because, maybe he thinks no one should have to pay for killing such a scumbag. Tom tells Margo that Kirk is not that kind of a selfless guy. Margo tells Tom that he needs to bring Kirk back in for questioning, and no matter what he reveals...whether or not the news is bad, she wants Kirk to come down and tell her himself what he had to say. Tom agrees. Lisa is talking to Margo at the jail cell and is telling her that all will be fine, that things will work out. Margo tells her that she is only remembering fragments of that night. Lisa tries to comfort her.

David Allen is having a drink at The Falcon Club bar when Lisa comes up and joins him. Lisa tells him how proud of him she is, that he came to his sences and dropped the charges on Lily. David reads between the lines and tells Lisa not to count on him doing the same thing for her Daughter-in-law. Lisa tells him that there's no reason why he shouldn't. David tells Lisa that the difference between Lily and Margo is, Lily didn't kill Santana...Margo did. David tells Lisa that he doesn't think she really likes him. That he thinks taht Lisa's been setting him up from day one with the mother hen concern, trying to fix him up, welcoming wagon routine, to try to get to him. David tells Lisa "And don't think I didn't know it." Lisa tells him that he's so smart and was she really that transparent? Lisa says sweet and cutely. Lisa tries to get him to do the profile on him in the Argus. She is sincere she says. "You're digging for information," David says, "and there is nothing to find." Just as David and Lisa's conversation ends, he spots Connor and he heads over Connor's way. Cal see's Connor walk by. He is in the Falcon Club with Kim to talk. They discuss Kims condition and Cal sypathizes with her. Cal tells Kim that he had the same sort of fears about his heart and then his paralisis coming back. Kim asks him what he did to over come his fear. Cal tells her some of his little things...like laughing in fears face. They talk somemore about how Bob is acting around her. Cal suggest that Kim tell Bob what she just told him. Kim agrees to think about doing that.

Connor decides to help anyway. They get changed and get down into the hull of the ship they are standing in about a foot and a half of water and there is a leak or two. Mark starts to fix the problems and Connor ends up all wet. She wonders out loud to Mark, why she's the only one who's soaking wet, then she playfully splashes him. Mark splashes Connor back and they both end up falling into the water rolling around together. Later....Connor is up on the deck alone giggling to herself about her "Rat in the hold" adventure with Mark, when David Allen comes out and asks her what she's laughing about and why she's wet. She fills him in on her and Mark's patching of the hull. Connor accidentally drops the towel she's drying her hair with and David goes to pick it up for her spilling all the contents of his folder on the deck, the wind scatters them about. Connor helps him pick them up. They get them all gathered up and David says he'd better be going, he's got work to do and leaves. Just then Connor sees a paper they missed stuck in the railing. She picks it up and runs to see if she can catch David. She missed him. Connor looks at the paper and it's an old photo of Mark, but the caption says "Mark Jennings."

Jack is on the phone to the *Mystery Caller* (Who has a very familiar voice.) Telling the Mystery Caller that Kasnoff just said that the major repairs for the hull will be an extra 10 to 20 grand on top of the purchase price. Mystery Caller yells at Jack telling him that he doesn't care about how much it cost. He just wants that ship! And make an offer tonight! Jack obeys.

John is filling in as temporary Chief of staff in Bob's office and Barbra comes in. John gets off the phone with Spring Lake Mental Hospital where he just aranged a bed space for Margo. Bob walks in. John and Barbra greet him. John tells Bob that anytime he needs him to pinch hit, to just call. Bob tells John, that as of this moment...he's back full time. John tells him that that's great. Some potential investers in the hospital come in from taking a tour of the hospital, they ask to take a look at the books. Bob asks the fellows to wait just a second while he talks over something with John. Bob straightens John out on a few things and tells the fellows that Memorial is not seeking investors at this time and he'll see them out. John and Babs discuss the condition of the hospital's finances. John says that maybe Bob needs to step aside and let someone else take charge. Bob and Susan walk in. John and Barbra leave. Bob tells Susan that John's "Mother Teresa Act" is over, that he's just back to plain old John again. They talk a bit and Bob tries to go through some mail. Susan tell Bob that the mail can wait. "Go home, your wife needs you." Susan says. Out in the hall John is hollering about Bob and his supreme authority trip. Barbra asks her self out loud..."Why am I going out to dinner with such an anoying human being?" John shuts up and apologizes. Barbra tells him that he has enough to worry about with Margo with out taking on the hospital problems too! John agrees. They turn to leave. John stops and eyeballs the "Robert Hughes, Chief of Staff" name plate and grins. Bob and Susan talk about Kim situation and how he should handle it. He just doesn't want to make things worse.

Tom is waiting in a room at the police staition. Kirk walks in asking if he's been summoned in for Parking Ticket Violations. Not the Santana case...I've already been interviewed twice now, Tom. He tells Tom that he was looped and he doesn't remember much clearly, and he's not proud of that. Tom asks Kirk where he was standing. "Off to the side somewhere" Kirk replies. "Near Margo?"Tom quizes. Kirk claims not to have been anywhere near Margo. "That would be a fine answer if you were telling the truth," Tom states. "I beg your pardon." Kirk says, "I didn't see anything." "If you did see something....Would you fess up to it?" Tom asks. Kirk realizes what he's getting at..."I did not see Margo pump a slug into that piece of human filth." Kirk says. Kirk lets Tom know that if he had known someone else did it instead of Lily that he would have taken that information to Lucinda and milked it for all it was worth. "You know what I wish I saw Tom?" Kirk says...."I wish I saw that Margo didn't kill Diego. But as I've told you time and time again...I was nowhere near her. I'm sorry. Tell Margo she's in my thoughts." Kirk says and starts to leave. "Go tell her yourself." Tom says. Kirk is taken off guard by that one. Tom tells her he wants him to go talk to her. "You will if you don't have anything to hide." Tom finishes. Kirk's not going for it. Tom tell Kirk that he will go down there and visit Margo or he'll trump up some charges and keep Kirk in Jail over night. Kirk agrees to go see Margo. Lisa leaves and Kirk walks in to see Margo. Margo walks slowly across the cell to him. She thanks him for coming to see her. The sent of his colonge hits her...and she gets a flash of memory...a hand grabbing her gun.....then Kirks face. She turns and stares at Kirk. "What's the matter?" Kirk asks.

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