Lila and Rachel are invited to a formal dinner at the Harbor Club by
Jake was willing to give Grant more time with Kirkland if he'll say what
really happened to Vicky, but Grant won't talk. He says that with Vicky
missing, he'll have no problem getting custody of Kirkland. Jake loses
it and attacks Grant, but he stops when Kirkland runs to Grant.
Meanwhile, Vicky was barely holding it together in her prison. She keeps
trying to convince herself that Marley won't leave her there to starve
Tyrone confronts Marley about his slashed tires. She denies having
anything to do with it, but he knows she's lying, and he's determined to
get to the truth. She told him she left because she got a phone call
from someone trying to sell her information about Vicky. Tyrone still
knows she's lying and demands the truth.
Jake wants to take Kirkland home, but he wants to stay with Grant. Jake
lets him stay so he'll be happy for Christmas.
Lila doesn't want to go to Jordan's dinner, but Matt was curious and
wants to go. Lila says she wants to stay at home, and when Cass offers
to stay with her, he and Matt start bickering again. Cass tries to talk
Rachel out of going to the dinner, or to at least take him along. She
tells him no.
Marley told Tyrone to leave her house. Jake arrives and asks what's
going on. Tyrone says he's tired of Marley making a fool out of him and
fills Jake in on what happened. Jake plays Marley's defender. When he
orders Tyrone to leave, he does. Marley says that as soon as she packs,
she'll meet Jake at his house. She believes Jake really wants her.
Outside, Jake thanks Tyrone for his help. Tyrone says Marley was gone
long enough to go to Vicky and come back home.
Cass told Felicia about Jordan's dinner party. The two of them are
worried that Rachel or her family will be in danger, and decide to crash
When Marley brought more food to Vicky, Vicky tries to convince her that
if she leaves her there, she was going to die. Marley says that won't
happen, but Vicky told her that she can't have both her and Jake.
Vicky holds out her hands and pleads with Marley to let her go, and they
can forget the whole thing ever happened. Marley reaches for her.
When the night nurse arrives at Grant's, Cindy scares her away. Grant
says he can't manage alone when Kirkland was there, so Cindy volunteers
to stay. Grant accepts her offer.
Cass watches Lila, Matt, and Rachel from his table with Felicia.
Felicia can see that he's jealous seeing Lila enjoying herself with
Matt. Stark was late, so Rachel invites Cass and Felicia to join them.
Rachel gets a phone call... it's Stark. He asks her to join him on the
terrace. He says he wants to see her alone. She went to him and
encourages him to come inside, but he says he can't. He's worried about
how people will react to him. He's taken with Rachel, for she looks at
him without turning away. He told her he brought her a present. When
she looks at it, he slips away. Rachel returns to the table and
announces that she was with Stark on the terrace. Lila sees that
Rachel's wedding ring was missing. She leaves the table.
Marley says she made a mistake bringing Vicky there. She's crying, and
Vicky asks her to untie her, but Marley says Vicky has to stay there.
She'll never have her dream if she lets Vicky go. Vicky pleads with
her, but Marley gets hysterical and starts to leave. In frustration,
Vicky screams and throws the twin dolls at her. Marley realizes that
Vicky just wanted to get out and get back to Jake. When Marley leaves,
Vicky was crushed, but then she sees something.
Rachel opens Stark's present. It's a sculpture she made a long time
ago. She had sold it, and wonders how Stark knew that she'd wanted it
back. Cass leaves to find Lila. He questions her yet again about how
she expects to be happy when she's married to a man who doesn't love
her. She's still determined to make her marriage work.
When Marley gets to Jake's house, he's there alone. She says he looks
tense and offers him a massage, which he accepts. He told her how
great it was having her there, then pretends to fall asleep. She lies
down next to him on the couch and puts his arm around her.
Vicky finds Marley's make-up pouch on the floor. She looks at herself
in a compact, and was shocked to see the toll her ordeal has taken on her
appearance. She throws the mirror down and it breaks. She uses a piece
of the mirror to start cutting the rope around her hands.
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Amanda was in Key West fantasizing about Cameron being there with her when
who should show up but Cameron himself! He asks if it will still work out
between them and she slaps him.
At the Harbor Club, Felecia was wondering why Stark gave Rachel a sculpture
and suggests that maybe he was interested in her. Rachel says that was obsurd.
Lila and Cass are outside and he preaches to her once again about her
marriage. He asks her why she was so scared also and she makes an excuse
saying that he scared her when he came up behind her. He told her she could
have everything with him and not Matt. She needs true love and Cass can give it
to her. He grabs her and Matt comes out and pushes Cass away telling him to
get his hands off of his wife.
Back at Key West, Cameron told Amanda to get it all out and slap him again.
She told him she got over the fact he was in jail and the fact that she
slept w/Josie and possibly had a child with her but she cannot get over the
fact that he just let her leave. He replies by telling her that he was
scared of commitment but she doesn't buy that. She told him that if he
leaves right now he can catch low tide and catch a plane because she wants
him out of the room by the time she returns from the beach.
At the Cory mansion, everyone was arriving back from the Harbor Club. Lila
and Matt go upstairs and Rachel gives her gloves and coat to Claudia and
realizes her wedding ring was gone. Upstairs, Matt and Lila are talking and
Lila suggests that maybe Matt stay w/her tonight. Matt doesn't really like
that idea and Lila says they don't have to make love, she just wants to be
in the same bed as her husband. Matt says they will eventually, just not
right now. Rachel comes up and accuses Lila of taking her wedding ring
In Jordan's office, he was comparing Rachel's ring to a ring in a book but
they don't match. Zak comes in but Stark rushes out in a hurry.
Rachel was about to go into the Harbor Club, but Stark stops her and asks her
if she was looking for this and holds up her wedding ring. She asks him where
he found that and he says that he was walking by the river and came across
it. She says it's interesting how he could find it in the dark. They start
talking and she asks who this girl was that hurt him but he has to leave
In the Harbor Club, Cass was getting drunk remembering about Lila and even
starts to recite part of a poem he wrote about her. He gets up to go beat
up Jordan Stark and Felecia tries to persuade him out of it to no avail.
At Lumina, Lila comes into Stark's office and told him that he needs to do
something about Matt. Stark told her that he got Matt to the alter and he
can't doing anything else, it was up to Lila. Lila was not pleased by this
information and was getting ready to leave but hears Cass coming. She hides
and listens to what Cass was saying. Cass was screaming at Jordan telling him
to leave Lila alone and defending her and then he reaches out to grab stark
but Felecia takes him out. Lila comes out and was in awe how Cass defended
her. Stark told her to never see him again and Lila says that it won't be
easy. Stark orders her to get rid of the power that Cass somehow has over
her, and then shows her his face. Lila was sort of hypnotized by his face.
At Key West, Amanda returns to an empty room. Someone knocks on the door;
it's Cameron. He told her he missed the tide so it looks like he will be
staying with her tonight.
Wednesday, December 23, 1998
Due to the flood, Cameron was forced to stay with Amanda. Cameron started out
sleeping on the couch while Amanda took the bed. Due to the storm, they lost
electricity. Cameron and Amanda eventually started to talk about their
feelings and the mistakes that they have made. The two eventually gave in to
their desires and made love.
Josie brought in the suspect from the baby steeling case, Hail, to Joe. Joe
said to book him. Hail threatened to tell Gary about the true paternity of
her baby. Hail tried to make a deal with Josie to let him go, or he will tell
Gary everything. Josie refused to go along with Hail's plan. Just then, Hail
stood up and loudly complained that his rights were violated when Josie didn't
read him his rights.
Josie realized Hail would in fact tell Gary everything without hesitation. So
Josie went along with the plan once Joe and Gary questioned her. Josie told
Joe and Gary that she did in fact forgot. Joe was very upset and yelled at
Josie. Gary jumped to her defense. Joe eventually understood why Josie
forgot to Mirandize the baby stealer. Joe put Josie on desk duty
indefinitely. Toni tried to comfort Josie. Josie told Gary that she had been
examined by Hail and that was the reason for her nervousness.
Jake and Tyrone plotted to get Marley to lead them to Vicky. Tyrone brought a
pretend drunk Jake into the house so that Marley could see Jake drunk. After
Tyrone dropped Jake off, he left. Marley found a flask in Jake's jacket that
didn't have very much missing from it. She questioned Jake how he could be on
the verge of passing out when he didn't drink that much. Marley started to
question Jake and his whereabouts for the evening. Marley caught Jake in his
lie, but Jake continued to play out the story.
Marley left a sleeping Jake on the couch while Marley and went outside to call
Tyrone's house to make sure Tyrone really went home or if he was going to
follow her when she made her trip to Vicky's. She eventually tracked him down
on his cell phone at the Lucky Lady. Marley realized that Tyrone and Jake were
working together on this.
After she hung up with Tyrone, Marley grabbed the soup she made for Vicky and
left. While outside, Marley called the police posing as Jake's mother and
expressed her concern when her drunk son sped out of the driveway. The police
said they would track him down and get him off the road, and they did just
that. The police pulled Jake over and arrested him.
Vicky vowed to get free. While, cutting away at the rope around her wrist,
Vicky cut herself and began to bleed. Luckily, she was able to stop it. She
forced herself to stay strong. Just as Vicky broke her arms free, Marley
walked in and caught Vicky. A mini cat fight between Vicky and Marley broke
out. Marley got away from Vicky and pinned her. She then realized that Vicky
was sick. Vicky looked as though she was going to pass out at any moment.
When Marley left for some medicine, Vicky sat right back up, and with a little giggle, began to cut away at the newly tied rope around her wrist.
Thursday, December 24, 1998
AT THE LUCKY LADY
With Vicky still missing and Jake behind bars, Paulina and Etta Mae gear up to make sure that Steven has as normal a holiday as possible. Remy brought a reluctant Tito over to the Lucky Lady for a job. Remy was about to bring Tito in to introduce him to Paulina and Etta Mae, but upon seeing Paulina standing there talking with Etta Mae, Tito ducks out of sight to avoid being spotted by Paulina. Remy wondered where he went and Paulina asked Remy to bring her friend to the hospital Christmas party. Outside, Nick ran into Tito and wanted to know if Tito was following Remy. They nearly got into a fistfight, and Paulina's diary fell out of Tito's pocket. Remy came outside, broke up the argument and wanted to know what was going on. Tito told Nick that he was here for a job interview and was not following Remy around. Remy noticed the diary and wondered what it was. Tito yanked it back and went into the Lucky Lady. He charmed Etta Mae into letting him have a shot at being a waiter. Nick and Remy came in, surprised to see Tito already working. Remy told Nick to cut Tito some slack because if he gets this job maybe he won't bother them anymore. Nick and Remy then order some coffee and when Etta Mae asks her how was it, she lies and says it's wonderful. Etta Mae was not convinced and told Tito to pour her some. Tito pours it down the drain and when Etta Mae asks him why was he pouring out her coffee, he told her because he thought it had sat on the stove too long. Etta Mae says that was what they have thermos’s for and asks Tito didn’t he know about that from his last job. Tito lies and told Etta Mae he didn’t see the thermos. He then says he has to go to another job, but will return in the morning. Etta Mae says ok, but he better not run out on her again otherwise he can keep on running. Nick thought Tito was a loser while Tito headed out to his meeting at the docks with Paulina.
IN KEY WEST
Amanda and Cameron wake up in each others arms after spending a blissful night making love at the house in the Keys. As they started to eat breakfast, Allie called her mother and Cameron answers. He doesn't know who it was at first, but then hands the phone over to Amanda and told her it was her kid. Alli told Amanda that she won't be coming home for Christmas this year because she's going snowboarding with her friends. Amanda was upset and told Cameron that her little girl should be home. Cameron told Amanda that maybe she doesn't want to come home because of him. Cameron offers to spend Christmas with Gary and Josie so Alli will come home. Amanda told Cameron that she won't spend Christmas without him and Alli will have to learn to accept him. Later, Cameron and Amanda make love again.
AT DONNA’ S HOME
Charlie was upset to be spending Christmas at Donna's place. Cass told her they have no choice until the renovation on their place was done. Charlie told him she wanted to be with Felicia. Cass told her that Felicia was away spending Christmas with Lorna and Jenna. Charlie fears that her mom's spirit won't be able to find them this year. Cass told her that Frankie will always find them and always be with them. They get a knock at the door and Cass wonders who might it be. He opens the door to find Lila standing there with baby Jasmine. Cass tried to cover up his enthusiasm, but Charlie was thrilled to see Jasmine and was excited to be able to hold the baby. Charlie then told her dad that maybe mom was watching over them after all. Lila gives Charlie a Christmas present. Charlie opens it up and Lila told her it’s a beauty/hairstyling kit. Lila then helps Charlie brush her hair and makes her look real special, while Cass looks on adorably. Lila then gives Charlie all types of beauty tips. Afterwards, Lila gives Cass his present. It turns out to be a Jazz LP he has been admiring. Charlie gives Lila a present for Jasmine, a little baby dress. Cass then gives Lila her present, her own pair of sapphire earrings. Lila was thrilled. She nearly asked them over that night, but Charlie revealed she and Cass were helping with the children at the hospital. Lila tried to hide her disappointment. She and Jasmine then left so Cass and Charlie could get ready to go to the hospital.
AT THE OLD LOVE MANSION
Marley drops some food off to Vicky and Vicky told Marley to look at her, she's dying. Vicky starts coughing violently and Marley says she just has a cold. Vicky told Marley she won't last another day, but Marley told her she was confused and to just take the medicine. Vicky can't and Marley told her that she's leaving because she's sick of listening to her talk about dying. Marley told her to get some rest and then she leaves.
AT THE BAY CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Joe refuses to let Jake go until he told him what he knows about Vicky. Jake says he would have found her by now if it wasn't for him! Tyrone nods to Jake, so Jake told Joe that he thinks Marley was holding Vicky prisoner. Joe was angry with Jake for not telling him this earlier, but Jake says he feared Marley would kill Vicky if he knew she was being tailed. Joe told him that she already knows because an anonymous person gave them a tip last night about him driving around drunk. Joe chastises Jake and Tyrone for interfering with a criminal investigation. Jake says that he thinks Vicky was a killer and that's why he didn't come to him. Joe asks if they think Marley shot Grant, but Tyrone doesn't think she would go that far. Marley shows up and Jake pretends that he has a hangover. Marley asks Joe if Jake was driving drunk and Joe says that the officer said he was drunk and Jake resisted arrest. Joe told Jake to come in his office so they can talk. In his office, Jake told Joe not to give Marley a reason to be paranoid. Joe told Jake that he doesn’t want to tip Marley off any more than Jake does. Jake then asks Joe if he still thinks that Vicky shot Grant. Joe doesn’t say that he does, but he does tell Jake that he has to do his job the professional way, whether he likes it or not. Jake and Joe leave Joe's office and Joe told Jake not to let this happen again. Marley told Jake that she's not buying this. Marley told Jake she knows he wasn't drunk and was lying to him. Marley says she knows they think she has done something with Vicky and are trying to trap her. Marley told both Jake and Tyrone to leave her alone. Marley told Jake that she's sick of him, this town, and hearing about Vicky. Marley told Jake that she never should have returned, so she's going back to China. Jake grabs her and told her "like hell you are!"
AT BAY CITY HOSPITAL
At the hospital party, Cass and Charlie arrived and Paulina told Charlie she looked great. Shortly after, Joe arrived on edge, and told Paulina about Jake and about Josie's screwup, and how he had to suspend her. He then ran off with the Santa suit to change. Remy and Nick showed up and Paulina told them she had to go out to cover the crowd at the restaurant. Joe asked for help with the Santa beard, but when Remy told him Paulina had just left, he handed Cass the suit and ran out after her. Cass took over and dressed as Santa. When Lila and Jasmine came in, he had her sit on his knee. He then asked her to tell him what she really wanted. (Lila didn't realize it was Cass.) When Lila said all she wanted was for her baby to be safe and loved, Cass revealed himself and told her that she could have it all.
OUT ON THE DOCKS
Paulina meets up with Tito at the docks, who learns that Paulina hasn't told Joe about him. Tito told her that he doesn't want to mess up her life because he doesn't even know if he was her kid. Paulina asks if he knows anything about his mother and Tito told her that all he knows was he was born on his mom's 16th birthday, which makes Paulina cry. Tito knows she thought he was a girl. Paulina asks Tito to stay in Bay City and she'll arrange a DNA test. Tito told her that he'll stay as long as he can. After Tito leaves, Joe shows up and he told her that he knows why she was here.......
Friday, December 25, 1998
Dressed as Santa, Cass again tries to convince Lila that love was her key
to happiness, and that it was within her grasp. And again, she turns him
Rachel phones Jordan and invites him to spend Christmas with her family.
Matt objects when he hears her invitation. Jordan appreciates Rachel's
invitation, but declines. Matt can't believe she invited him at all,
but was happy he won't be coming. Jordan wonders what was behind
Joe find Paulina at the docks. He says he knows why she's there and
wishes she would have talked to him about it. She's surprised that he
is so understanding.
Marley told Jake she's going back to China. He says she's not going
anywhere until they find Vicky. She says she knows that he still
suspects her of kidnapping Vicky. He asks her for a chance to prove her
Joe hasn't quite figured out what's been bothering Paulina. He thinks
she's upset because she was abandoned by her mother. He still doesn't
know about the baby Paulina gave up. Paulina told him that her mother
didn't abandon her. She died when Paulina was a baby. Joe says he just
wants to make up for all the people who hurt her in the past. He says
she can tell him anything; it won't change the way he feels about her.
She still doesn't tell him about her baby.
Remy knows Tito was up to something, but he won't tell her what it is.
She warns him to stay away from Nick. He warns her that if she crosses
him, he'll tell Paulina who and what she really is.
Rachel visits Jordan and brought him a gift... a 200 year old fruitcake.
He says she must have been talking to Cass, and yet she's not afraid of
him. She says there isn't much that scares her. She told him she'd
like to sculpt him. She also says she wants the truth. Rachel says
that by sculpting Jordan, she'll know who he really is. He agrees to
sit for her, if she'll tell him all about herself.
Amanda gets home. She's a little down because Alli was spending Christmas
with Sam instead of her, but she doesn't want to dwell on it. Matt says
he'll do whatever it takes to keep Jasmine's parents under the same
roof. When Amanda says it takes love, he says he loves the way his life
is right now. For him, family was everything.
Lila went to Cass and told him that he was wrong about her and Matt, but
that she's worry for running out on him earlier and would like to make
peace between them. He wants that, too. She says she wants him to be
happy and to be loved. She leaves and as soon as the door closes, she
starts to cry. Cass opens the door again and they hug. Lila says she
tried so hard to not want Cass. He told her to stop trying. They
Marley went back to Jake's house to pack. He begs her not to go. He
says he can't take anyone else leaving him. He told her that the
reason he got drunk was because he realized how much he needs and wants
Tito told Remy that Nick and the rest of her new friends don't really
care about her, but she says he's wrong. She says she belongs there.
She knows she can turn her life around. He says he's never turned his
back on her, and if there was anyone she can trust, it was him.
Lila and Cass are about to make love, but when Cass says he'll explain
everything to Matt, she backs off. Cass mentions Jordan, and Lila says
Matt and Jordan can't find out, for Jasmine's sake.
Marley says that last Christmas, after Jake married Vicky, she thought
she lost him forever. Now, a year later, he says he needs her. To help
convince her, Jake kisses her gently. Marley says they need each other
and told Jake she'll stay for as long as he needs her.
Even though Lila loves Cass, she can't risk leaving Matt. She asks Cass
if it can't be enough for them to be together without telling Matt, but
Cass says no, that isn't enough. He doesn't want to have to settle for
half a relationship. He says it won't make her happy, and that's all he
wants for her. Before she leaves, he told her that he's not giving up
As a surprise for Paulina, Joe invites Remy to spend Christmas with
them. Paulina was thrilled. Tito watches them through the window.