Today's show opens with Barbara telling John that Alison must have stolen
Hal's master keys to let Aaron out of jail. Barbara says now Hal will know
what monsters the Stewarts are! At the same time, Hal is telling Emily that
he suspects that Alison heading for St. Louis, trying to hook up with and
Lucy and Aaron. Hal leaves Emily for the hospital, muttering that he will
"put that kid behind bars for a very long time." Later, at Will's bedside
at the hospital, Hal says that he has to go find Aaron, and Emily
promises to sit with Will while Hal is gone. After Emily leaves the room,
Hal comforts Barbara and the two of them vow to keep Will safe from what
they imagine will be Aaron's retribution. Barbara, cackling with glee,
meets Emily in the hall outside Will's room and tells her that Emily's days
with Hal are numbered.
Lucy and Aaron are talking to Brady, Aaron's old friend from Seattle, in St. Louis, and they find out that even in St. Louis people know that Aaron is accused of setting the barn fire. Brady and his two friends give Aaron Mitch Pepper's name, at Franklin College. They say that Mitch might trade his car for Aaron's motorcycle, which Aaron and Lucy fear will lead the police to them. Aaron and Lucy take off in front of Webster University on their way to Franklin College, but Aaron's red bandana drops to the ground as they drive off. Brady's friend picks the bandana up. A little later, Alison makes it to Webster University and immediately walks up to Brady and his friends, looking for Aaron. They deny knowing Aaron, but Alison spots Aaron's bandana. Alison convinces them that she is on Aaron's side. They tell Alison that Aaron and Lucy are headed for Franklin, Indiana, and they take her to the student center to find a ride. Alison takes the bandana with her.
At the Lakeview, Carly and Jack are to meet the publicists. Carly is late, and Jack is aggravated when they tell him that the honeymoon is to be relocated to Monte Carlo and that the media will be accompanying him and Carly on the honeymoon. While Jack is talking to the publicist and the photographer, Craig begs Carly for sympathy because Lucy is missing. Craig then blames Carly for siding against him on Aaron's side, thus turning Craig into an ogre in Lucy's eyes. Craig storms at Carly, saying that she cannot understand a father's love for his daughter since Carly's father ignored her. Carly dissolves in tears. Craig starts toward Carly to apologize, but she screams at him to get out and leave her alone. Once again, Carly falls into Craig's arms, sobbing. Carly then comforts Craig, telling him that Lucy knows how much Craig loves her. They hug, and Jack walks in, still smarting from his conversation with the media people. Jack snaps, "This is just TOO perfect!" Carly tells Jack that she had not agreed to a public honeymoon and begs him to trust her. Jack refuses, since she has missed a whole series of appointments with him in favor of time with Craig, and leaves the room, telling Carly that the wedding is over.
Mike begs Molly to tell him what is wrong with her. Molly finally shows Mike the cancelled check, proving that she was the anonymous donor for the burn unit. Mike angrily reminds Molly that he had said that honestly mattered the most between them. Mike storms, "You have a whacked idea of what love is about, don't you?" He tells Molly that he feels as though he had been falling in love with a stranger all along. Molly tearfully tells Mike that she will pack and leave. Mike retorts that he will sleep someplace else. "You can do whatever the hell you want. That's the way you've played it so far, isn't it?" Brokenhearted, Molly packs and goes out the door, leaving Mike's key on the table.
Jack walks into a party in his honor at the police station, and tells his fellow policemen that the wedding is not going to happen. Simultaneously, Mike walks in on poor bereft Carly, confronting her with his knowledge that she knew about Molly's dishonesty all along.
Craig catches up with Hal and Emily at the hospital and tells him that he is leaving to find Aaron. Hal agrees to take Craig with him, but makes Craig promise to play by Hal's rules.
Carly and Mike drown their sorrows and begin getting intimate in the process. A spying Henry mistakenly suspects that it is Carly and Craig and is about to snap a photo for Rosanna to prove their affair when he is stopped by a guard. Later, Mike and Carly make love.
Molly visits Jack to convince him to change his mind about calling off his wedding to Carly after Jack has already left a message for the events planner canceling the wedding. Later, Molly makes progress with Jack as they unwrap a baby present that encourages Jack to move forward.
Aaron and Lucy grow closer as they hide out at a motel, unaware that Craig and Hal are hot on their trail.
Jessica confides to Margo that Paul is blackmailing her and Marshall with a videotape of their lovemaking. Margo promises to try to get the tape back from Paul. Later, Margo gets a call from a concerned Kim, who has overheard that Paul may be armed.
Paul gets Brandy's message that James wants to meet with him. Paul shows Brandy that he is armed and ready to defend himself if Brandy and James are setting him up. Later, a nervous Brandy leaves a message for Marshall that Paul is carrying a gun.
After a night of lovemaking, Mike and Carly wake up surprised to see each other. They begin to remember the champagne and the rest of the evening. Carly starts freaking out, realizing that she cheated on Jack. She tells Mike, "You're dating my best friend in the whole world, my cousin." Mike says, "They were lonely people trying to block out the pain. You and I still have this...I don't really know what to call it." Just as they stare into each other's eyes, there is a knock at the door. It's Jack. Mike hides while Carly gets rid of all of the evidence of last night's rendezvous – including the empty champagne bottle and glasses. She opens the door for Jack and he immediately apologizes and says that he still wants to marry her. He says he felt empty without her and he's sorry for not trusting her. Carly is feeling guilty and tells Jack that she doesn't deserve him. Jack says that if there is anything she wants to tell him, "now would be the time." Carly says Jack is the man of her dreams. Jack also tells Carly that the reason he apologized was because Molly talked to him. He says that she reminded him that "life is too short and how rare true love is." Meanwhile, Mike has been hiding and hears this whole conversation. After Carly convinces Jack to leave, Mike tells Carly that he wished he could have gone "somewhere, anywhere" because it was a very private conversation." Mike says that they should forget about last night and pretend it never happened although he doesn't regret it. He says, "It will be our secret."
Carly sits for a moment and then gets a call from Molly. She tells her that the wedding is back on. Molly rushes over to see Carly. She gives her new earrings and a garter belt from her and Jake's wedding which covers old, borrowed and blue Molly is so happy for Carly and tells her they are like "heart mates – beating in rhythm."
Henry tells Rosanna that Carly spent the evening at the office with Craig. He says he saw clothes all over the floor and that he heard a lot of giggling and gasping. Rosanna is upset but wants to see pictures. Henry explains that the security guard confiscated his camera. Rosanna tells him to get proof – then she will pay him. Henry decides to keep snooping and finds the bag that Carly left with the champagne glasses. He shows it to Rosanna but she's still not convinced.
Margo calls Paul down to the police station and finds his gun. He tells her it is registered but Margo is afraid that Paul doesn't have enough experience to use a gun. Although she is sympathetic to him, she tries to convince him not to go after James Stenbeck alone. Paul says he has to be ready for his father coming back to Oakdale and that not a day goes by that he doesn't feel shame knowing that he is related to him. Paul tells Margo that he hasn't had any contact with Rose lately but that he wants to make sure Oakdale is safe for her when she returns.
Jack shows Margo the "I love my Daddy" gift that he received. He thinks the gift is from Julia and that she may be pregnant. Margo says she will check it out. As they are talking, a "ghost" is trick or treating with some kids at the police station and leaves a gift for Jack – a teddy bear.
Not only are there ghosts running around Oakdale but also Dracula – in the form of James Stenbeck. When he is told there is going to be a wedding, his reply is "how bloody delightful."
Jessica tells Marshall that Bonnie knows about the tape. Marshall tells her that the tape will not hurt her. Bonnie shows up at Marshall's swearing in to give her mother support. Paul walks in as Marshall is being sworn in. He confirms with Marshall that James will be in Oakdale on Halloween. Paul says if he isn't, the tape will be shown on the evening news. Bonnie again asks Paul what is on the tape but Paul will not tell her. Jessica is still afraid that the tape will be shown. Marshall tells her that things are about to happen – not to worry. Then he says, "I will not stop pursuing you." They embrace and at that moment, Bonnie walks in on them. She is shocked and runs out with Jessica following behind. .
|THURSDAY||October|| 31, 2002
Hal and Craig find the motel that Lucy and Aaron spent the night in. The manger tells Hal that he will leave them to search the room. Hal request a list of all the phone calls that were made from the room. The manager leaves and Craig and Hal start to search for clues. The manger comes back with a computer read out of the calls that were made the night before. Hal sees that there was only one call made and it was to a 317 area code. The manager tells Hal and Craig that 317 is an Indianapolis area code. The manager leaves again and Hal calls the number on the sheet and finds that it is a Franklin College number. Hal wonders why they are going from college to college. Craig tells him that you don't see babies or old people at colleges. Craig speculates that they can stay invisible on a college campus.
Friday, November 1, 2002
Today is the big day where Carly and Jack finally tie the knot after all this time.
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