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Monday, October 20, 1997

CARLY obviously knows nothing about secretarial or computer skills and MARGO and JACK know it but she apparently has poor HAL fooled. Jack helps her pull up the DUI's and print them out. Then Hal gives her another computer assignment.

BEN comes to the station looking for Teague. He says the police aren't doing anything and that he will go after Teague himself. Hal says Teague and his family are out of town until the trial. TOM takes Ben aside and tells him that he needs to cool down and leave it alone. He then tells Ben that he should take Kim's advice and go on "Patterns" with Teague and keep his cool.

LEW catches the skinhead, throws him around and tells him that the lady he is stalking is no longer Ben Harris' girl. He threatens him, then lets him go but Lew tells CAMILLE that he got away. She wants to call the police but Lew tells her not to. He pretends that he was hurt in the scuffle and Camille doctors him. He tells her he would lay down his life for her. He offers to sleep on the couch but she tells him she will be all right.

The skinhead calls Teague and tells him about Lew and Camille and that Lew told him to go after Harris instead of the girl.

EMILY and DAVID are kissing and professing their love for each other. She pulls away from him and tells him she gets scared--it is not his fault. She says she wants to stop being afraid. She asks him to make love to her now and help her get over this. He takes her in the bedroom. Later she says she feels like she has been let out of her cage. While they are in bed, LUCINDA knocks on the door and walks right in on them. She tells him she wants Emily out of her house in five minutes. He threatens to move out. She says that they will talk about it later when she is not upset. Emily expects that he will move out, but he tells her that he needs time to get to know the family and get involved in the business. After Emily leaves, Lucinda returns. She tells him she wants David to come to WorldWide and work with her. She wants him to be ready to take over should she decide to retire.

Dr. Samuels is telling HOLDEN that MOLLY is definitely pregnant. She tells Molly to make an appointment for a blood test and gives her further instructions. Holden asks Molly how she pulled it off. He tells her he knows she is not pregnant. However, if she is pregnant, he will not make her deal with it alone, but he will never leave Lily.

Molly goes to the police station and tells Carly what just happened at the doctor's office. She says now she just has to figure out how to get pregnant for real. Carly tells Molly that she is after Hal to father her child. Later when Margo advises Hal to get rid of Carly, he says he knows what has been going on at Carly's desk. He takes Carly aside and tells her that he really needs somebody who can use computers. She says she thought she could learn on the job. She starts to cry when she realizes that he is firing her. She talks him into giving her a few more days trial.

Holden goes to Lily and tells her the test was positive. She says they will figure out what to do about Molly and they kiss. They go outside and wish on a star and kiss as Molly is standing close by with a devious look on her face.

Tuesday, October 21, 1997

On the set of Patterns, Kim, Tom, Ben, Rev. Dansby, Bob and Margo are all standing around chatting about the show and Ben's case. Kim thinks it's great that Ben has decided to come on the show to discuss it. Teague is supposed to be there shortly along with his lawyer. Kim is going over the format of the show with them, Tom and Ben step aside and Tom coaches Ben about staying calm. Ben states to Tom that he is anxious to have a real life again. Tom asks about Camille, Ben tells him he and Camille are history.

Lew shows up at Camille's suite to take her to work, Camille states that she feels much safer being here than in her apartment. She tells Lew that she feels like they should file a report with the Oakdale Police Department about Lew's confrontation with the stalker. Lew disagrees with her, we can't do that, the guy is long gone. He doubles over with a pain in his side. Camille rushes over to him, says she wants him to stay right where he is, they're not going anywhere.

Lily and Holden at the farm in the kitchen. Holden says that he has this feeling that Molly's not pregnant at all. He says he is going to work it out, she says they're in this together, we'll work it out. Kissy, kissy. In walks Molly, says to Holden we need to talk about what we're going to do. Spats at Lily 'I should have known *you'd* be here.' Tells them they aren't going to like what she has to say, she disapproves of the way Holden treated her at the hospital. Says Holden's treating her like a whore, making her bring his child into the world and not taking responsibility for it just like Abigail. Says there's only one thing Holden can do-marry her and give their child a name. Lily, standing in the background, shakes her head in disgust.

Back at Patterns, Tom and Margo are chatting. Margo has a bad feeling about this show, it's very public, Ben is exposing himself to new harassment. Tom says yes, but so is Teague. Ben is ready to fight.

Kim comes over and introduces Errol Morgan, Teague's partner, and a lady from the Police Commissioner's office who are appearing on Patterns in place of Teague. Ben is angry, stating that Morgan wasn't even there when the arrest took place. Tom pulls Ben aside, says Teague is afraid to speak publicly and to stay calm. He says they're going to try to make you mad, you just need to stay calm.

Margo and the Police Commissioner lady talking. The commissioner wanted me to give you his regards, Margo. Says he is looking forward to your reinstatement as a full time officer on the force. Margo asks suspiciously if there might be any last minute hitches to her being reinstated and the lady says, no, there shouldn't be. Margo is suspicious.

Camille wants Lew to go to the hospital to get an x-ray of his rib, he thinks he cracked it. No, he insists. He could use a day off to rest though. Tells Camille that if he's staying, she has to take the day off and stay too. She can't go to work alone. Camille agrees, saying she could use the time to study. Lew calls to check his messages when Camille leaves the room. Pamela has left a message for Lew, have you found us a house in Oakdale yet?

Carly sitting at the diner. In walks Hal, sits down with Carly. Carly says it must be fate. She's grateful for another chance at the job, she's just nervous and wants to do a good job. Hal just tells her to do what she's told. She says she just makes mistakes when she gets nervous. Hal says not to get so worked up about it. Carly gushes all over Hal, you've been so good to me...' In walk John and Barbara. 'As if I didn't have enough problems' Carly sighs.

Holden is surprised at Molly's suggestion of marriage. She tells him he is not going to abandon her like trash. He claims he didn't do that with Abigail. Would you have married me back then Holden? He says he doesn't know, maybe he would have. But things are very different now. She says history has a way of repeating itself, he should do now what he would have done then. He tells her that things aren't the same as they were before. Molly yells 'Why, because you're with *her*?' Lily and Holden put up a united front, saying that it's all of their problem. Molly says that it's only Lily's problem whenever it's easy. Molly yells that Lily and Holden are so selfish, they only think about themselves and their perfect relationship. 'You claim to have such a pure and perfect love, will it be so pure and perfect if my child grows up without a father?'

Babs and John in the diner, Babs is shooting daggers at Carly. She says she can't believe that Hal is sitting with Carly. What could he have in common with her? I want him to be happy, to be in a relationship, but not with *her*!

Carly tells Hal, 'if looks could kill'...Hal says not to worry, Babs is just protective of Lisa. Yeah, nobody in this town will let me forget what I did to Lisa.

Babs can't stand it any longer, that's it, and storms off to Carly and Hal's table. Babs wants to talk to Hal alone. Carly says it's to talk about her. Carly is full of complements for Babs, you look beautiful, congrats, when's the baby due...Babs will have no part of it. You betrayed Lisa, Carly. Yes, Carly admits, I made a mistake. And Lisa paid for your mistakes, Babs spats.

Holden tells Molly that if she is pregnant she will not be alone with this child, Lily and Holden will be there for her. Molly is livid that Holden would doubt her being pregnant still. Molly says that if there is no marriage involved, then they have nothing more to say to each other. Holden says that he doesn't love her, he loves Lily and she'll just have to accept that. Once again they tell her they'll help her through the pregnancy. Molly says she's not about to be a single parent, talks about how hard it would be, Lily knows how hard it is. I have no family here, I live paycheck to paycheck, I'm not going to be a single parent. She then threatens Holden, saying that if he had *better* do the right thing and marry her OR ELSE!

Camille and Lew having a very informative discussion on oatmeal vs. grits for breakfast. You'll make a great doc, Camille. Why did you discourage me before, Lew? He tells her he was so selfish, he didn't want to compete with school and wind up losing her. He says he was so afraid of hurting Pamela and he couldn't end it with her *until now* and he hurt Camille instead. He says you can't go backward, but you can remember the joy and bliss they shared at one time. Says that's what he's been doing recently. Camille leaves the room for a second, tells Lew to turn the TV on, he sees Ben on Patterns and turns the TV off. Nothing on today, he tells her when she returns.

Ben discussing racism on Patterns. He doesn't believe the whole Oakdale Police Dept is racist. Discussions with Morgan about the racism issue. Morgan tells him that he should put himself in the officer's shoes. They have to make life and death decisions on a whim. Morgan says respect is a 2 way street. They go to the Caller portion of Patterns, and a man is on the line. He says he doesn't agree with Ben, and that Ben should watch his back, boy, or he'll live to regret it!

What are you saying Molly, Lily asks. Nothing to you Lily. Says I'm warning you, I'm not gonna wait around forever, Holden. She stomps out. Holden wonders why she's being this way since he's offering her emotional and financial support. Lily says she never thought Molly would be pregnant, and is now taking Molly's feelings into consideration. Tells Holden it's hard being a single parent. She feels bad for Molly because Molly has no money and no family around except Carly. Holden tells Lily that they cannot let her come between them again.

Kim apologizes to Ben, we screen all of our callers but sometimes they lie to us. They traced the call, it came from Ben's loft!

Babs can't believe that Hal gave Carly a job. Hal says it's only a secretarial position. Babs says she doesn't know what Hal is thinking. Says at least when you catch Carly stealing from her employer again, she'll be right there in the police office already. :) Watch her like a hawk, Hal. I don't want you to get hurt. She walks away. Carly tells Hal he's come to her rescue once again...she's sorry...the divorce was amicable wasn't it? She doesn't want to make waves with Babs. Hal assures her it's alright, it's only business. Carly asks if it bothers him that she's pregnant with John's baby. Unfortunately, it bothers me a little, he says. It doesn't bother him that she's pregnant, but John bothers him because John's not a very consistent person and that's what kids need is consistency. Carly asks if a younger woman/older man having a family together bothers him. Hal says no, as long as they love each other. Carly agrees.

Lew having an exam from Camille. Can you tell? Look at the 3rd and 4th rib. I need a 2nd opinion. Camille feels his ribs, says they feel fine. Lew tells her that when he feels his ribs they hurt, but when she touches them, the pain just goes away. He tells her that this morning reminds him of the morning in Aspen...she sprained her ankle, they sat in the hot tub together, he brought her hot chocolate in bed, put ice on her ankle and gave her lots of massages...all I ever wanted to do was to take care of you Camille. That's all I ever want to do...they lean in for a kiss.

Margo and Hal arrive at Ben's loft looking for the stalker. Ben's apartment is completely trashed, complete with graffiti on the walls. Ben is upset, walks around holding his smashed diploma from Johns Hopkins University. Bob apologizes, Margo and Hal vow to get the stalker and make him pay. Ben says under his breath, at least they're going after me now and not Camille.

Lew pulls away from their near-kiss. You don't want this, Camille. She begs him to please stay. Tells him he's been so good to her and he wouldn't even be in this situation if it weren't for her. Lew relents and tells her that he'll stay after all, if she's sure...

Lily and Holden are discussing Molly's threat. Lily is upset, thinking of what Molly said before she left. She'll give the baby up for adoption...Holden asks Lily, did you see how she reacted when I told her 'if' she was pregnant then we'd help her out? She's hiding something, she's lying, maybe I can trip her up.

Molly arrives at the diner to speak with Carly. I need your advice. I laid a guilt trip on them, she explains the conversation she had with Lily and Holden. I threatened him. Carly asks with what? Molly says nothing, she doesn't have anything to hold over his head. Carly says she needs to find something fast. Maybe this guy isn't worth it, maybe Molly should set her sights on someone else. Molly smirks, saying yes, you're right, I'm gonna give it up.

Wednesday, October 22, 1997

In the Oakdale Police Station, Margo and Nikki are talking. Jack walks in, Who's my favorite helper? He asks Nikki why she didn't take care of his parking tickets like he asked her to. His car was impounded and he had to walk to work, missing a meeting with Hal at the police commissioner's office. She claims she did, that she talked to the necessary people at the DMV, filled out all the forms and left them for Carly to process. Oops, the forms are still sitting there, Carly didn't take care of them like she was supposed to.

Molly and Carly sitting in the diner talking. Molly's going to make Holden feel guilty because she's *not* having his baby. Discussion turns to Carly. Molly asks how Carly could choose someone like Hal to father her baby. He'll ask lots of questions, he's a smart guy. Carly says that his kids are all gorgeous and at least she knows he's not shooting blanks. She needs to get him on his own, by themselves, confined somewhere. Carly realizes she's very late for work and leaves for the police station.

Lily and Holden are discussing Molly in Emma's kitchen. She's just so devious. Holden believes that Molly is faking the pregnancy. Lily is trying to reason with Holden about Molly, saying that Molly is pregnant and that she will be a part of their lives for a very long time. Holden still professes his disbelief in Molly. Lily tells him that it's going to be hard and it won't be fun, but they're going to have to start being nice to Molly.

Margo is complaining about Carly's work. Hal should know about this, she's messing up this department. Hal enters, and tells Jack he missed him at the meeting at the police commisioner's office. Margo tells Hal about Carly, how she isn't doing her job and how Jack's car got impounded because of it. Hal defends Carly, tells them to cut her some slack, give her a break. Carly runs in, disheveled, apologizes for being so late, asks how do you put out an APB?

Holden questions Lily's reasoning about being nice to Molly. Just because she's pregnant doesn't mean we have to treat her with kid gloves. Lily pleads with Holden, try to find her. Holden tells Lily that Molly will not come between them, that nothing will ever come between them again. Lily tells Holden to be very careful with Molly and to make sure she's taking care of herself. We have to think about the baby. Try to talk to her again, maybe she'll hear you.

Molly is still in the diner composing a letter to Holden. Emily walks in and tells her that they need to talk. Molly fears that Emily is firing her, but Emily says that's not the case. Emily says Molly's column is a big hit, but that her ideas are reckless and her advice is a little extreme. Molly tells Emily that when you love someone you go to extremes. Emily quotes a response that Cherish Forever wrote saying that the writer of the letter should break into someone's apartment to get what they want. Emily is afraid that if people take her advice literally and they break the law that the City Times will be held liable.

Carly makes up a story about how some motorist almost plows into the side of her car and almost made her hit a pedestrian. Carly says she chased the guy, but he got away. She didn't get the license number, but she knows it was a blue car. Jack and Margo don't believe her story. Hal asks if Carly is OK, and she says yes, the only casualty was the donuts that she bought for everyone. Carly pleads and apologizes to Hal, telling him to dock her pay. He says no, just don't do it again. Nikki offers her help to Carly to figure out the filing system. Carly pulls her away and says no, she needs Nikki's help for something else. They leave. Margo tells Hal that it's obvious what's going on, it's embarrassing, she can't believe that Hal is letting Carly get away with so much.

Nikki and Carly head down to the basement. There's an old abandoned jail cell down there, very isolated from everyone. Nikki explains that it was the drunk tank, that no one uses it anymore. Carly is amazed that she can't even hear a sound down there. Nikki tells her that it's soundproof also. You sure wouldn't want to get locked in here, she tells Carly.

Lucinda and David are both on the phone in the offices of World Wide, securing a big Italian deal. Lucinda tells David that he can take care of the signing and press conference of this big deal, tells him that they'll work side by side until he learns the ropes. Lucinda gives him a gift, a brass nameplate with the name 'David Walsh' inscribed. David gushes to Lucinda, you've given me so much, a home, a family, etc. Kirk walks into the office then. Tells Lucinda that the staff is thrilled to have her back in command. She tells Kirk she has something for him and tosses him a garbage bag full of all of his belongings. Kirk asks where his new office is going to be, and Lucinda fires him.

Carly asks Nikki, so you're totally cut off from the world down here? Nikki tells her that they really need to get back to work, Jack is angry

because of his car being impounded. Carly tells Nikki that her outfit is beautiful and that they should go shopping together sometime. Nikki suggests this afternoon, but Carly says that she can't today. Nikki pleads, tells Carly that she'll do all of her paperwork *for* her, and we can be out of here by lunch. Carly agrees.

Jack doesn't want to be involved with the dispute Margo and Hal have going about Carly. Margo tells Hal that Carly isn't cut out for any kind of work, much less secretarial. 'Petty larceny maybe', she tells Hal. Hal admits that he knew Carly's story was false, but he knew why she was late. He let it go because she brought in his favorite jelly donuts. Hal tells Margo that Carly had a rough morning at the diner, she had a run in with Babs and Babs was in rare form. Hal tells Margo that he can cut slack for any employee if he wants to. He tells her that he remembers cutting Margo some slack when she played hookey for an afternoon at the Lakeview Towers with Mr. Gibson.

Carly's back in the basement with a screwdriver, she's manipulating the jail cell door.

Kirk is upset, argues with Lucinda about being fired. Lucinda tells him that if he wants to grovel, David's in charge. Kirk falls to his knees and begs Lucinda not to fire him, he's too valuable. Lucinda tells David to enjoy it, but not to relent. David tells Kirk he just doesn't fit the World Wide image. David refuses to help Kirk out. Kirk brings up various deals that David has made in the past, especially the murder charge against Kirk. David reminds him that if that deal is revealed, Kirk will go to jail and David will just get a slap on the wrist. Tells Kirk he's outta here.

Holden is on the phone, looking for Molly. Molly walks into the kitchen. She is surprised that Holden is looking for her. Molly is very calm and apologizes to Holden blowing up at him. Asks where Lily is. Holden explains that she had a doctor's appointment. She says she is glad that Lily isn't there, what she has to say is between the 2 of us, it doesn't concern Lily. She tells him that she's come to a decision about the baby, she hopes it's the right one.

Margo is yelling for Carly in the police station, the intercom on Carly's desk is beeping. Margo answers, it's Carly and she's looking for Hal. She needs to talk to him, it's important. Margo puts her on hold, tells Jack that she's up to something. Tells Jack to get on the phone and pretend he's Hal. There's so much static on the line, she'll never know the difference. Jack resists, Margo pushes, he agrees. Carly tells Jack (who she thinks is Hal) to come downstairs right away. Margo sends Jack down to the basement to retrieve Carly.

Lily and Kim walk into the diner together, discussing WOAK. Kim expresses her concern about the disturbing occurence that happened on Patterns. She tells Lily about the caller and of Ben's apartment being vandalized. Kim asks about Lily, how is she doing. Lily tells her that she's just come from Dr. Bob and he has given her the all clear, she's fine now. Lily talks about Holden, how they're back together but there are so many complications to deal with. Tells Kim that they love each other, but it's tough. Kim talks to Lily about how she felt after her surgery, how she felt so much more connected with life. Her family and friends mean so much more to her now, it was like a wake up call from the heart. The feelings we have deep in our hearts are infinite, there are no limitations. Lily says that things did get put into perspective when she was in the hospital. She tells Kim that it feels like everything is against Lily and Holden being together. Kim disagrees.

Holden asks Molly what the decision is, Molly asks for some water. Holden tells her this situation is one big mess, he doesn't want to fight with her, it's not good for the baby. He asks her again what the decision is, Molly tells him she is afraid to say it, it's hard to put into words. It hurts her to say this, it's one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make. Tells Holden that he won't have to worry about the baby anymore.

Sam is at the Falcon Club, Kirk walks in. He says he should have known. He says he knew something was up when Lucinda was so nice to them at breakfast this morning. Tells Sam about Lucinda firing him. Sam is supportive, says that she assumed that since Lucinda asked them to move back into the guest house that his job was safe. Tells him that they still have the Falcon Club. Kirk says no, he's a business man, he needs more. Sam offers to talk to Lucinda about this, Kirk tells her that David is now in charge and now he needs to figure out how to deal with David Walsh.

Lucinda enters the diner and sits down with Emily. Lucinda says she is prepared to offer Emily a little something. Emily tells her that she is not giving up David. Lucinda asks how she really feels about him. Emily tells her that she has strong feelings for David. Lucinda wants her to prove it, do what's best for David. Emily asks, 'Let him go?' Tells Lucinda no way. Lucinda says that things have changed, David Walsh has certain responsibilities now, would Emily like to be perceived as someone who is bringing him down? Lucinda asks if Emily is going to back off. Emily says yes, when hell freezes over. Lucinda asks if Emily is prepared to have her sexual history drag him down. Emily explains to Lucinda that she's told David everything, she's powerless because David loves Emily. Lucinda can't believe it, Emily tells her to go ask him herself. Lucinda tells Emily that she's given her a chance to back off, and now the velvet gloves are off.

Carly is in the old jail cell checking her lipstick in her compact mirror. She climbs up on some boxes and pretends to be looking for something when she hears someone. She asks Hal for help. Jack appears, tells Carly his grandfather always told him not to help someone unless he was going to get it back. Carly looks disgusted.

Lucinda enters World Wide, tells David they have to talk about Emily. David tells her that he hopes that they will get along. David tells Lucinda that he loves Emily very much and doesn't care about her past. Lucinda tells him that in that case, she must change her will.

Hal walks into the police station office looking for Carly. Margo tells him that she's been gone all day long, but she's cutting her some slack. Carly asks Jack what he's doing there. Carly tells him that there was something she really needed to tell Hal. Jack asks 'what's with this door?' and slams it shut. Oh great, now we're locked in here.

Holden wants to be involved with the pregnancy and baby, Molly tells him that if he's involved with Lily, then he can forget about it. Molly tells him that she knows they will never be together, she knows how hard it will be to be a single parent and she's not about to make the same mistakes twice. Molly says she's in no condition to bring a child into this world or to give another child up for adoption, she's decided to have an abortion. Lily walks in at this time and overhears this with a surprised look on her face.



Thursday, October 23, 1997
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CARLY calls JACK an idiot for shutting the door. She rambles on about no one will look for them, that it's sound proof, so no one can hear them. Jack tells her to confess, he knows she was setting Hal up for something. She makes a lame excuse that she thinks the old area would make good office space, since they are so crowded upstairs. He laughs in her face and tells her he's wise to her ways, to try again. Why is she trying to set up Hal? He tells her that it's obvious that she's trying to come on to Hal. Carly tells him that Hal is a very attractive man. Jack adds that he's too nice a guy to be messed around by her. "Worried about Hal?" she cries. She tells him that she's found out, by looking at his police record, that he's no angel either, he has a record. "You busted me. I've been waiting for you to see through this 'Boy Scout' act," Jack says seductively, while moving in close, gently pinning her against some boxes. "You have?" she says pleasantly surprised. "Sure, now you know the truth, Carly," he says looking deep into her eyes, finishing with, "I'm as bad as you are." Carly quickly ducks out of his arms. "What's the matter, Carly?" he grins, "Can't figure out what my game is?" He makes up some story about working both sides of the street. A bad guy that infiltrated the police station. Carly laughs and tells him that she almost bought it. She asks where his charges came from and he tells her that it was something the government dumbied up to make him look legit while he was undercover. Her turn, he asks her what she was up to? She tries to change the subject. He warns her that any game she's trying to pull better not interfere with the department. Carly gets mad at him and starts clawing at the bars wanting to get out of their little prison. She sees the intercom phone on the wall and throws her shoes at them, missing. Jack is quite amused. She tells him that when Hal realizes that she's gone, he'll come looking. He tells her that Hal will break out the champagne, right along with the rest of the apartment. "Why don't we just get out of here then," Jack says. She shoots him a glare. He tells her that he'll get them out, if she tells him what she is really up to. She tells him to get lost. He goes and sits on some boxes. A couple of minutes Jacks cell phone in his pocket. Carly turns around, blazing mad, and freaks out on him for failing to mention the fact he's packing a cell phone.

EMILY tells SUSAN, her mother, about Lucinda trying to push David away from her. Susan isn't very supportive. Emily wants to know why. "Secrets," she says, "He has to many secrets. I had to find out that he was Lucinda's son, by reading the paper." Emily tells her mother that she wanted to tell her, but she knew how she'd react. Susan tells her that she doesn't need to be involved with Lucinda's son. "I'm in love with him!" Emily stresses. "How many times have I heard that before?" Susan quips. Emily tells her to just leave and picks up a copy of the paper. "I've got it!" she shouts. "Got what?" Susan asks. She tells her that she's figured out a way to handle Lucinda. Susan tells her that she's got to be getting to the hospital and leaves.

LUCINDA tells DAVID that if he doesn't give up Emily, he's out of the will. David defends Emily to Lucinda. "Don't make me choose between you and Emily, because I'll pick Emily," he says. Lucinda tells David that she doesn't want to cut him out, but she will to protect him from that 'witch', Emily. Lucinda tells him that she won't really cut him out, but she doesn't want Emily to hurt him. If Emily thinks he's penny-less, then she'll show her true colors and dump him. David tells her that Emily isn't that way. They finally agree to disagree on the topic of Emily. Lucinda tells him that she has function to attend and asks if David will hold down the fort. He happily agrees to do so. Lucinda tells him that its so nice to leave the business in the hands of family and leaves. The phone rings, it's Emily. She happily asks David if he can come to her office right now. David comes in and asks what's going on. "A slide show?" he laughs. Emily says "yes, but wait." She starts the slides. It's view from off of front porches, back porches, cathedral ceilings, kitchen windows, rose gardens and lawns. He asks what all of that just was. "It's our new house," she says totally pleased with herself. David, clearly shocked says, "You want us to put in a bid on this house?" She tells him, "yes", and that they have to hurry. She just wants him out of Lucinda's house. "Will you move in with me?" she smiles. He smiles sweetly back at her and softly tells her, "I'm sorry, the answer is no." He tells her that he needs more time with Lucinda. Emily tells him that Lucinda declared war on her and will not rest until she's turned him against her. David tells her that Lucinda just needs to get to know her like he does. He smiles as an idea comes to mind. "You move in with me!!" he says.

MOLLY tells HOLDEN and LILY that she'll just have to get an abortion if Holden won't marry her. She won't give another child up for adoption, and worry that the child may have gotten bad parents. She also refuses to bring up a child on her salary alone with out a father. She'll just get an abortion. Lily tells Molly that that sounds like blackmail to her. Either she gets Holden to marry her or she'll abort. Molly gets angry and starts to leave. Holden hollers after her and asks her to stay and talk some more, that they will discuss this rationally. Molly asks Holden to have Lily leave so she can talk to him alone. Holden turns to Lily with a sympathetic look and Lily tells him that she will wait outside. Holden asks Molly if she really wants to get the abortion. She tells him that "No," she doesn't want to have to do that. Holden tells Molly that he'll be around to help, give money, and be a father figure. "Father figure?! That won't work," she rants, "I don't want a part-time daddy. What if you and Lily move, or what if I move? Then my child will be fatherless and I won't have it!" Holden asks her if there is anything he can say to change her mind. She tells him, that there is one thing, but he's not willing to say it. Molly turns around and runs out of the house. Lily comes back in and asks how it went. He tells her that Molly is probably on her way to the clinic as they speak. Holden tells her that he thought that Molly was lying until she brought up the abortion. The abortion talk, just made the baby finally seem real. He doesn't want Molly to get an abortion, Lily doesn't want her to either. Lily tells Holden that Molly just needs to find an alternative that she can live with. Holden tells Lily that Molly won't give the baby up for adoption and she refuses to raise it alone. Lily tells him that Molly said she wouldn't consider adoption, because she wouldn't know if the baby had gotten good parents. Lily suggest to Holden that they adopt Molly's baby and raise the it themselves. Molly goes over to the clinic to talk to someone about getting an abortion She looks over her shoulder to see if she's being followed, she's not, so she lingers a bit longer at the doors searching for a certain person, who might want to stop her from doing such a thing. Finally she goes in. While waiting on a counselor she worries that she could slip up, then Lily and Holden would find out that she never was pregnant. DR. SUSAN comes up to talk to Molly. She tells Molly that they provide counseling, but the actual abortion are done at another clinic. Susan tells Molly, who keeps looking toward the door, that she can set the appointment for the abortion up for her. "It's too soon!" Molly says hastily. "Are you waiting for somebody?" Susan asks. "No," Molly says nervously.

At Rev. Dansby's church, BEN, MARGO, TOM and HAL are talking about the extra precautions the police department is taking to ensure Ben's safety, since the his apartment was vandalized. Ben isn't comforted by the idea that the people he's suing and the people that are probably terrorizing him are out in greater numbers to protect him. Hal tells him that he needn't be worried, he hand selected them all and they are all over in plain clothes. Margo asks Ben if Camille is going to be coming. Ben tells her that he doesn't know they've broken up. Margo was hoping that things had changed. CAMILLE and LEW stroll in. Lew tells Camille that this might not be a good idea. Camille tells him that even though they've broken up, she still supports Ben's cause. Lew takes off for a bit when Camille wants to talk to Margo. Margo questions Camille about her choice of escorts. Camille tells her that Lew has been really supportive and helpful since all of this has happened. That he even got injured protecting her. Margo tells her that Ben would do the same. Camille tells her that they've called it off for real, that Ben's been "A cold, mean man." In another area of the church, Lew and Ben are talking. Lew tells Ben that he doesn't think it's good for Camille to be there, the idiots terrorizing him may have not realized he's broken up with her yet. Ben asks if she's doing O.K. Lew says that there have been more incidents and Ben wants to rush off to Camille and ask her about them. Lew stops him and tells him not to, that that would just put her in jeopardy again, to give it a bit longer and they terrorists will realize that he's called it off with Camille and she'll be safe. Ben finally agrees. Lew smiles to himself. Rev. Dansby comes up to Camille and tell her that he knows about her and Ben's plan to pretend to be broken up. Camille tells him that that is how it started out, but it's a for-real break up now. He tells her that he's sorry to hear that. He changes the subject and tells her that he's looking forward to he solo today. She tells him that she's been having a bit of a sore throat and can't do it. He's disappointed, but understands. KIM is talking to JESSICA and tells her that it's a shame that Ben and Camille broke up, because he could really use the support now. Jess agrees and goes over to comfort Ben, herself. Jess tells Ben that she's really proud of him doing all that he's doing and being so brave. He hugs her. Camille watches uneasily from a distance. The meeting starts and Rev. Dansby tells everyone that they should use this as the "Opportunity that the Lord has sent them....." Ben, sitting next to Jessica, listens intently. Dr. Bob Hughes gets up and speaks. He tells of a special rally that he, Rev. Dansby and some other community leader have decided to hold promoting 'Racial Unity'. He tells them that it will be called "Hands Across Oakdale." Rev. Dansby tells them that they have volunteers for things, the church youth group has volunteered time to run the phones, but the rally will need many more volunteers. A lady in the audience says that she'll volunteer her time as a secretary. Dr. Bob says that the hospital will volunteer other office help. Kim says that W.O.A.K. will donate free air time. LISA says that she will make sure that it's covered in her paper and she'll post ads, free of charge. Another fellow says that his company will cover other Ad expenses. LUCINDA tells them that World Wide will underwrite any other expenses concurred. The crowd is overjoyed by all the donations of time and money. Ben is called up to speak. He gets a standing ovation by everyone in the crowd, except Lew. Ben thanks everyone for supporting him. Camille, sitting next to Lew, looks over at Ben and Jess. She changes her mind and tells Rev. Dansby that she'll sing her solo. "God Will Take Care Of You" is the song. She does a beautiful job, Ben is touched by the song.

Friday, October 24, 1997
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JACK's cell phone goes off and then so does CARLY. Jack they argue about him having a phone the whole time. Then HAL finds them. Margo noticed Jack go down stairs, that's how he found them. Carly thanks him for finding and thanks for saving them. "How does Jack work into this?" Hal asks. Carly makes up a story about Jack coming down to help her with a jammed file drawer , Jack backs her story up and takes the blame for it even happening. Hal unlocks the door and Carly jumps out and hugs him. Jack gets a nauseous look. Later, upstairs....Hal ribs NIKKI about a clothing bill of her's, he saw. Jack backs Nikki up jokingly on his way by them. Carly comes up, when Nikki goes off to finish what she was doing. Hal tells Carly that she still looks shaken and to knock off early. Jack watches from a distance. His phone rings. It's Lily, she calls Jack and wants him to come out to the farm to talk. Jack says he'll be right there. He walks by Carly talking to Hal, just in time to hear her say, "I'd do anything for you, I owe you, Hal." Disgusted by that remark, Jack heads out a little faster. Hal starts helping Carly with logging things into the computer. Carly is happy with herself for learning how to load computer files. Hal reminds her that she needs to save the files. Hal goes over some odd case files with her. She tells him that she heard from some of the other officers that when he goes into a dangerous bust, Hal's the first in the door. Hal tells her that he won't ask his people to do anything that he wouldn't do. "How gallant," she oozes. Nikki comes in and needs her dads help with some homework. Carly is disappointed with the interruption. They decide to have dinner first ask if Carly'd like to come. She declines. They leave. "I've got to get rid of that kid," Carly whines to herself. "All right Nikki, where's the book?" Carly says while digging through Nikki's satchel, looking for the book that she wants her dad's help with. Carly finds it and pitches it in the trash. Hal and Nikki walk in. Hal sweetly brought Carly some dinner. He asks how she's coming with her filing. "Not bad," she says. He tells her that he can help her some more if she needs him too. Carly reminds him that he promised to help Nikki with her French homework. Nikki can't find the book, Hal sends her home to look for it. Carly is impressed with his french, he tells her that he had to take a foreign language in College, and French came naturally to him. He tells her that he came from Kentucky so it wasn't really as natural as he'd hoped. Carly tells Hal that she spent time in Kentucky as a kid, for some Horse Show, it was beautiful there. "We weren't from the beautiful part," he says, "My people worked the mines. People stay there forever. No one got out." "You did," Carly reminds him. Claire his sister made sure Hal got out. "She's a pistol. You remind me of her," he says. "What was it like growing up in Muscle shell?" Hal asks. Carly tells him that, her mother left, then came along the wicked stepmother from Hell. That her dad cared in his own way, but he died last year. She gets misty. She does kind of miss him, even though she didn't like him much, she admits.

LILY and HOLDEN decide together that they want to raise Molly's baby. The baby deserves a good life, they decide. Lily tells Holden that they can take care of all Molly's medical bills and lodging. Then she can give them the baby, move on and have a fresh start. "What if she gives us the baby and stays in Oakdale?" Holden says trying to play devils advocate. Lily tells him that she loves him and can handle it. She tells Holden to hurry and find Molly. Lily calls Jack. Later he arrives. JACK walks in and Lily tells him that Molly is pregnant. "Whoa..." Jack says. Lily continue to tell him that Molly's going to get an abortion and Holden went to stop her. "That doesn't sound like Molly," Jack says. Lily asks Jack about Molly's past. "Could you be the father of this child?" she asks. "ME, the father?! What kind of question is that?!" He exclaims. Lily tells him that maybe Molly slept with somebody else. Jack says that he only knows of one guy that Molly was with and they know who that is. "One time...One time!!" Lily bursts. Jack reminds her that it only takes one time. "Holden is probably is the father," he says. "Probably, that's just it, probably," Lily states not giving up the hope that it's false. She decides out loud that Jack just might not be the best one to be the judge of Molly. Lily apologizes for wasting Jacks time and interrupting him at work. Jack says that it's O.K. That he was glad to get away from Carly. Lily is surprised to learn that Carly works there. He asks Lily if she knows anything about Carly's past. "She had the hots for Mike Kasnoff" she says. Lily fills him in on the Carly/Mike/Rosanna scandal. She says cousin Molly must be taking tips from cousin Carly. Jack says Molly won't succeed with breaking up her and Holden.

MOLLY are you waiting for somebody? DR. SUSAN asks. Susan asks if she's being pressured into this. She tells Susan that she doesn't want it at all. Susan tells her that she can put her in touch with other councilors, that can help her decide on ways raise the baby if she'd like. Susan asks about the father. "He knows and doesn't care," she says. Susan tells Molly that she wouldn't be the first woman who got an abortion because her boyfriend wanted it. "So don't do it, unless YOU want to." Susan finishes. Molly says that she doesn't have a choice. HOLDEN interrupts them and tells Molly that she does have a choice. "You came, you changed your mind," Molly says grabbing him excitedly around the neck. Holden tells her that he cares about the baby. "About me, too?" she eagerly wants to know. He tells her that he wants to figure out what's best for all of them. Holden doesn't want her to get the abortion. Molly really likes the sound of that. "So there is room for me in your future?" she asks. "Of course," he says. Then he goes on to tell her that he'll raise the child with Lily, if Molly can't handle it alone. The wind is knocked out of Molly's sails. "You'd take my baby and give it to Lily!" Molly shouts. "Lily put you up to this, didn't she?" Molly wants to know. He tell her that it was just an idea they tossed around. "Never, forget it. I am not letting Lily win!" she screams. They continue to argue until Dr. Susan and DR. BOB break it up. Bob tells Holden to calm down. BEN walks by and tells Bob that he's going up stairs to try to find Camille to talk to her. Some SHADOWY FIGURE follows Ben down the corridor. Susan says to Molly, "I take it Holden is the father." Bob across the room speaking to Holden says, "You are the father and you don't want her to get the abortion. Well , you are going about it the wrong way." Bob advises him to calm down. Holden goes to Molly, and asks her to think about his suggestion. Molly angrily turns from him and tells Susan to make the appointment for her abortion, tomorrow.

BEN talks, about Camille, to BOB. Bob tells him that he can tell Ben is crazy about her. It's just not right. Ben gets an attitude about all the work he put in, just to have his life turned around. His face shoved in the dirt. Bob tells him that he understand, that he'd be upset too. "They stalked a defenseless girl, because she was my girlfriend," Ben says growing more and more upset. Bob tells him, "So that is why you broke it off." Bob says he won't tell. "It has to be this way, they tried to fake a break up but it didn't work," Ben says, "So it just has to be this way." Bob tells him that Camille probably feels worse about the break up, than she did with the harassment. Bob talks Ben into leaving the choice up to Camille, Ben goes to call her. But couldn't reach her.

LEW and CAMILLE talk at his office. He tells her that she really sounded good at church. Lew tells her that he wants to make up for the past. He wants to see her smile again. He tells her that they'll go out and have a good time tonight, what ever she wants. Dinner, dancing.... She declines the invite, saying that she needs to study. Camille asks Lew if she can borrow some of his medical books, which he says "yes" to. He leaves but tells her that he'll stay watch out side the door. Camille opens her anatomy book and starts to daydream about the time when Ben was helping her with her anatomy and it started to get steamy between them. In her memory they kiss...Camille comes back down to earth. Lew comes back into the office looking for Camille, when the phone rings. PAMELA calls and wants to know when he'll be home. Lew knowing Camille could come back at anytime, tell her that he misses her but he has an office full of people and has to go, but he'll call her back. Pamela lovingly says that she understands and hangs up. Camille comes back in. Lew asks where she was, she says that just went to grab some coffee. Lew says he was paged and leaves. Camille thinks back to when Ben dumped her. He told her that he doubted that he ever could make a commitment to her....She comes back to earth. The lights go out in her office. On the same floor BEN gets out of he elevator and is walking down the corridor and the lights there go off too. Ben is fumbling for the door in the dark. Camille is lost in the dark office, and realizes that she is locked in. She's starting to panic then someone grabs her and she screams. Lew tells Camille to calm down, it's just him. That he is the one who locked the door, he did it for her protection. She holds onto him and thanks him for finding her. While stumbling through the dark corridor, Ben gets a flashlight shined in his eyes. What's going on?" Ben says in a raised voice. "A lesson. This is what happens when you get uppity, boy," the shadowy figure taunts.

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