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Monday, December 28, 1998

Eddie is in his house and thinking about Georgia and the fight that they had. There is a knock at the door and it is Katie. She has brought a gift for Eddie and Georgia. She asks where Georgia is and he tells her that she is gone.

At the Walsh Mansion, Lucinda tells Georgia that she can stay in Lily's room for as long as she wants. Georgia tells Lucinda and Lily that she is not staying, she belongs at Eddie's. Lucinda gives Georgia a gift. Lucinda tells Georgia how happy she is to have Georgia staying with her and it is better that she is with them at Christmas rather than be out on the street with Eddie. Georgia tells her not to trash Eddie. Lucinda wants Georgia to stay through the holidays and then after the new year she can do whatever she wants. Lucinda goes into the kitchen and Lily tells Georgia that Lucinda is the best of the arm twisters. Georgia tells Lily about confessing to Eddie how she felt about him and that Eddie said he felt the same way---as best friends. Lily feels bad because she gave Georgia the advice to tell Eddie how she felt. Georgia tells Lily that she should be grateful for what she has, a family and a lot of loot, she should just be happy.

Back at Eddie's house, he and Katie are decorating the tree and there is a knock at the door. Eddie opens the door to find Lucinda. She tells Eddie that she came after Georgia's things and she is moving in with Lucinda. At first Eddie fights with Lucinda, but when Lucinda hands him his house key, he assumes that Georgia doesn't want to live with him any more. He tells Lucinda that Georgia's things are in the other room. Katie says to Eddie that he didn't tell her that Georgia had moved out and he says that he didn't know until just now. Eddie says that if Georgia doesn't want to live with him anymore hat is just fine by him. Eddie tells Katie that they should go do something really fun, like give money to people who really need it.

Back at the Walsh mansion, Lily and Georgia are still discussing Eddie. Lily takes Georgia over to the Christmas tree and asks her if she sees the really big star near the top and Georgia says that does. Lily tells her about how she makes a wish every Christmas on that star. Georgia asks if the wishes ever came true and Lily says sometimes. Lily tells her to go ahead and make her wish about Eddie. Georgia does. Then, Georgia tells Lily about the present that she made for Eddie. She says that she was watching the Wizard of Oz and got the idea. She made him a proclamation. Lily wants her to read it and she no, it is lame. Lily pleads with her and Georgia says that she can't laugh. Lily says that she won't. The proclamation reads like this:

This is to certify, that Edward Silva, being a really cool dude in the school of hard knocks and street smarts, has satisfied all necessary course requirements, such as, bed side vigil, construction work overtime, nest building and providing good will and cheer for all friends in need. Mr. Silva graduates with full honors, Magna Cum Macho, with all rights, honors and privileges there unto pertaining. So, since he is already a bachelor, we jump ahead to conferring upon him a full blown doctorate, for being the greatest, most decent, big hearted and all round fun to be with human being on the face of the earth. So, given on this day of the Lord, the 25th day of December, in the year, nineteen hundred and ninety-eight.

Lucinda comes in and interrupts Lily and Georgia and announces that she had been to Eddie's house and got Georgia's clothes. Georgia can't believe that Lucinda went behind her back and did this without her permission. Lucinda tells Georgia that Katie was there with Eddie.

Ben and Camille are at the church and she tells him that she can't marry him. He doesn't understand and she says that she just can't. He wants to know if it is because of her cancer, then he thinks that he has done something. She says that it is nothing that he has done, she just can't go through with it and he asks her why not. She says, "because of Brad". Ben wants to know what Brad has done now. He asks her if Brad came to the church and told her that he loves her. She tells him that she cares for Brad more than just a friend and she loves him, too. Ben tells Camille that she is confusing gratitude for love and she says that it isn't that way. Ben tells her that he was confused, he didn't know what she needed and Brad did. He says that he wishes that she could see Brad for the user that he is. Camille takes off her ring and Ben says that he won't take it back, it is the only thing that is right. She tries to run out and he grabs her and says that he is not going to let it be over. He kisses her. She pushes him away and tries to explain how she felt about herself and that she didn't think anyone would ever want her again and Brad made her feel good about herself again. She tells Ben that Brad made love to her. Ben can't believe it, he says that she wouldn't do that and she says that she did. He says that he was looking all over for her that night and he even went to Brad's. He asks her if she was in Brad's bed when he was there and she says that she was. She runs out but stops at the door to look back at Ben, he is slumped over sitting in the pew.

Ben goes back to the hospital and Nancy is arguing with him about working when he is off duty. She tells him that he should be with his beautiful fiancee. He tells her to show the next patient in and she back off and says OK. A young woman comes in with a bad bruise on her face. Ben asks her how this happened and she says that she fell---into a doorknob.

Jack tells Brad that he is sorry for blaming him all these years for the death of their father. He tells him that their mother could have gone to jail and he wouldn't have had the guts to do what Brad did. Then Jack and Brad reminisce about past Christmas. They talk about one Christmas when Brad got a stereo system and told Jack not to touch it and Jack did and broke the arm off. Brad was so mad that he pushed Jack into the Christmas tree and some of the ornaments broke and went into Jack's arm. Brad stayed by his side while their dad took each piece out of his skin. Brad didn't care about the stereo anymore, all he cared about was Jack. Brad tells him that the night of the accident, he was trying to play big brother again and shut Jack out. He tells Jack that he will never shut him out again. Jack then asks Brad about the night of the accident and about their father. He wants to know if their dad was conscience after the accident and what, if anything, did he say. Brad tells Jack that he was conscience for a little while and he told Brad to watch out for Jack. Brad says that he messed it all up. Jack stands up and says to Brad, "let's go". Brad asks where are they going and Jack tells him that they are going to Jack's house. As they are leaving, Jack says, "I've missed you, man." Brad says, "I've missed you, too."

When they get to Jack's house, they see their mothers luggage by the door and they ask her if she is leaving. She covers and says that she only had them out because she brought them a present. They are all sitting by the fire talking about past Christmas and someone brings up Brad building the church. Then they bring up Ben and Camille getting married in the church. Brad can't take it anymore and he goes out to get some more firewood. When he is outside getting the wood, Camille walks up, with a smile on her face.