James has Conner install a mini-security camera in the nursery for proof of
any emotional or physical abuse. Conner warns James that the court needs
something outrageous like leaving Margaret unattended for long periods of
time. Otherwise, Margaret will spend the next eighteen years with Sheila.
James informs Conner he is taking Sheila out for dinner tonight as part of
his on going plan to win her trust. Conner advises James to expose Sheila's
vulnerabilities. Let the champagne flow so Sheila will loosen up. That way
if there is anything going on with Sheila, she will open up about her true
Macy and Grant are preparing pasta when Macy hears from Sally who reports the
Forrester showing was a success. Macy thinks Lauren must be devastated
watching Eric and Stephanie reunite. Grant says the pasta has a lot of
garlic. It's lucky we're sleeping alone tonight, Macy says. Grant admits he
doesn't cook much since it is no fun only cooking for yourself. However, one
of his favorite things to do is cook together with someone.
Eric and Lauren are on the plane heading back to LA. Eric thought he and
Stephanie were finally going to be able to be together. After all, he felt
they were relating a lot better recently. Eric blames himself for pushing
Stephanie too far. She's nothing if not proud and dignified.
Before leaving for dinner with Sheila, James calls Maggie and reports he is
taking Sheila out so the baby will be alone with Amber. Maggie intends to
come over for some time with her baby. Sheila wants to know what James and
Conner were doing in the nursery. James says he can't say, it's a surprise.
Sheila admits she doesn't like it when Conner comes over. James reminds
Sheila that Conner is going to be his best man in their wedding.
Eric and Lauren are getting ready to go to sleep when the pilot warns that
there is going to be turbulence ahead so be sure to remain in your seat. The
flight starts getting extremely bumpy. Lauren screams, "Is the plane going
At the restaurant Sheila proposes she and James run off to Las Vegas tonight
and get married. James wants a more traditional wedding. Before ordering
champagne, James orders two very dry martinis. James assures Sheila they are
becoming a true couple. The martinis arrive and Sheila can hardly drink it
since it is so strong.
Maggie arrives at Sheila's to see her baby. She is delighted to see Margaret
and hopes Sheila is taking good care of her. Maggie promises she, James and
Margaret will be together as a family someday.
Thursday, November 6, 1997
Sheila and James are at the Café Russe. Sheila wonders when they will
order but James in not in any hurry. Let's drink a few more glasses of
champagne first, she suggests. He is thinking about later. A few more
drinks and you will be over the edge. Then I will be able to video tape
you with the baby. I'll be able to get evidence that you are dangerous
with the baby. As he pours them each a second drink, Sheila protests
that this is her third drink. If I didn't know better, I'd think you
were trying to get me drunk! She then tells him that she is intoxicated
enough by the ring he has given her. Soon she will be Mrs. James
Warwick. She then thanks James for believing in her. You taught me I
could be the kind of person I always wanted to be. And now, I have the
biggest prize of all: I've got the man that I love.
Maggie is holding the baby and questioning Amber. How is Sheila with
Amber, she wants to know. Amber disappoints Maggie by telling her that
Sheila is good with "Margaret." She isn't a bad mother at all. How can
you say that, exclaims Maggie. Sheila is a dangerous woman. She could
hurt Margaret. It is only a matter of time. Amber tells Maggie that
she is with them on a daily basis and she doesn't see any evidence of
Sheila hurting the baby. She loves the baby. Maggie is outraged. She
reminds Amber that Sheila was in an insane asylum. She kidnapped James
and held him prisoner; she poisoned Stephanie. She can't be trusted.
She is the most dangerous woman I've ever known, Maggie states
emphatically. She tells Amber that the woman is unbalanced and she
should keep her eyes open. You will see, she predicts. She is going to
hurt the baby.
So it's big news out of Lake Como, laments Grant to Macy. No, the big
news is that Ridge and Brooke are engaged. Grant is shocked! Ridge is
in love with Taylor! There is more, Macy tells him. Taylor is pregnant
and it isn't Ridge's baby.
On the plane, Eric and Lauren are experiencing turbulence. Lauren
tells Eric that she still cares for him and will do anything to help
him. Just then the plane is plunged into darkness and the couple
receive more jolting. The lights come back on and the two look very
frightened. What is going on, Lauren wants to know. The pilot tells
them that they hit a big air pocket and lost altitude. He tells them to
remain seated until further notice. Lauren tightens her seat belt and
tells Eric that they are in for a bumpy ride.
At Café Russe, Sheila wants to order, but James tells her that this is
a celebration. He fills their glasses again. It appears that they both
are feeling the effects of the alcohol. Sheila wants to dance; James
agrees but tells her to finish her drink first. Sheila chug-a-lugs the
entire glass. Both appear tipsy as they head for the dance floor. As
they do a slow dance, Sheila tells him that that this is how she wants
to spend her wedding night: being held close to the one she loves. She
tells him that since he has proposed, she can't think of anything but
her wedding. This is a vow she will make and be able to live up to.
You changed my life, she tells her husband-to-be. You gave me the most
beautiful little girl and . . . She steps on James' foot and
apologizes. I've had too much to drink, she tells him. She wants to go
home now. James agrees.
Grant can't believe that Taylor is having Thorne's baby. Macy admits
that she has known for some time. She then tells Grant that she and
Thorne wanted kids; they even tried to have a baby, but things got in
the way. Grant admits that he still misses Brooke's kids. He enjoyed
being a father. They talk about what it takes to be a good parent.
Grant tells her that the secret to parenting is to never lose touch with
the child inside you. It takes patience, being creative, and staying
grounded, they both agree. Also, knowing what you want doesn't hurt.
And the most important thing is being with someone you love, adds Macy.
They share a look and Grant slowly plants a soft kiss on her cheek.
The plane continues to bounce around in the night sky. There is thunder
and lightening. The passengers are both terribly frightened. Something
drops from above. The captain tells them to put on their oxygen masks.
Put it on Lauren, Eric commands.
James and Sheila arrive home. They are both tipsy. Sheila wants a
bath, but the baby begins to cry. James offers to go up to her, but
Sheila tells him that she is the baby's mother. The baby needs her
mother, she says as she climbs the stairs.
Inside the nursery, Sheila picks up the baby and croons to her. What
happened? Did you have a bad dream? I used to have bad dreams, too.
James watches secretly from the doorway. Sheila catches herself on the
crib and goes to the rocker. She is seen by the camera in the air
vent. She sits and rocks the baby, talking to her about her mommy and
daddy. Outside in the hallway, Amber approaches James. Did you see
Sheila? asks James. Confused, Amber says Sheila was a little buzzed, so
what? James tells Amber that Sheila is drunk and could hurt the baby.
What if something does happen? Amber asks expectedly. Nothing real
bad, she says, just enough to put her into a bad light. Then she
realizes it is only their word that she was drunk. Not any longer, he
tells her. There is a video camera in the AC vent. It is recording
everything that happens. Sorta like, I Spy, exclaims Amber with
excitement. James tells her it isn't spying. His child's life could be
at risk. He has to do all he can to get his baby away from that woman.
It appears that Sheila is nodding off. James goes in and takes the baby
from Sheila's arms. As he is tucking her into bed, he tells her that he
is going to get her out of that house. She won't have to spend much
longer with Sheila.
Grant is kissing Macy's cheek. He moves back and they stare into each
other's eyes. Macy get up. She thought he didn't ever want to get
involved with a co-worker ever again. I didn't, he tells her. I don't
know what I am thinking right now, but I do know what I am feeling. He
kisses her hand then touches her face. She reaches out to him and
brushes his face with her fingers. The phone rings but they ignore it.
Sally's answer machine picks up. It is Sally and she wants Macy to pick
up the phone. When she does, Macy learns that her mother won't be home
on time. "King Neptune and the Storm Gods are making havoc out over the
north Atlantic," Sally tells her daughter. She has made arrangements to
be picked up at the airport whenever she does arrive. Also, she tells
Macy that Lauren has disappeared. She had said she might take an
earlier flight home---on a real airline.
Eric and Lauren suck desperately on their oxygen. Stay calm; don't
panic! Eric advises between breaths. Suddenly the plane begins to
plunge downward. "Get down, Lauren!" shouts Eric. "Keep your head down!"
Suddenly the night sky is lit up by explosions!
Friday, November 7, 1997
Somehow, Thorne has made it home ahead of all the other members of his
family. He is with Taylor announcing that Ridge and Brooke are
engaged. I know that, Taylor answers coldly. You can't tell Ridge
about the baby now, Thorne tells her. "Can't?" questions Taylor. Well,
shouldn't then, Thorne corrects. Well, I am going to tell him, affirms
Taylor. He wouldn't be engaged to Brooke now if you had kept your
promise. But it was too late, Thorne insists. No, says Taylor. You
could have even told him after he was engaged and he would have come to
me. I am like a prisoner in my own home and no one will help me. But
I am still going to tell Ridge about the baby and he will get unengaged.
Ridge boards the plane in Italy. He is surprised to see his mother
sitting there. "Mother," he says. "I thought . . ."
"That I'd be married and on my honeymoon?" Stephanie finishes. Ridge
sits. What happened? he wants to know. Stephanie tells him that it is
a long story, but Ridge says it will be a long flight and no better way
to fill the time. Stephanie tells him about the letter she received
from Eric. But on the way, she bumped into that witch, Sally. When she
finally got away from Sally, she jumped into a boat at dockside and sped
away in the direction of Como. However, in the middle of the lake, the
engine conked out. By the time she reached Como, Eric was gone. Where
is he now? wonders Ridge.
At the crash site, fires are burning low. The broken plane lays amid
snow and ice; there is a heavy downfall of snow. As the camera slowly
closes in, Lauren is seen laying twisted amid the wreckage. Eric is
still strapped in his seat and is sitting upright. He is unconscious.
He begins to cough; he shivers and wakes up. He looks around in total
amazement. He sees Lauren and stumbles over to her. As he calls her
name and begins pulling the trash from off her. She wakes up.
Something is wrong with her arm, but Eric removes his coat and, after
tearing off a strip, he uses it to bandage her arm. He sits her up and
moves her to the sofa beside the bulkhead. He tells her to stay there;
don't move. As he begins to leave, she panics. Where are you going?
He tells her he has to go check on the pilot.
Dad must be on his way home, Ridge tells Stephanie. She tells Ridge
that she has already called his house and left a message on the
answering machine. She is sure they will get everything straightened
out. Sure, Ridge assures her. He will probably meet you at the airport
and whisk you away someplace romantic and marry you. Or, knowing my
father, he will show up with the minister and marry you right there on
You seem happy these fast few days, Stephanie tells her son. Then let's
give credit where credit is due, Ridge tells his mother. Stephanie
tells him that she is grateful to Brooke for providing support and
friendship these past few weeks, but he should not feel obligated.
Ridge tells her that it is not obligation; it is something else.
Stephanie has one request. She doesn't believe Bridget and Rick should
be told that he and Brooke are seeing each other. Ridge says that that
is impossible since he and Brooke are getting married as soon as
possible. If his mother doesn't like it, she had better find a way to
accept the inevitable.
Thorne brings Taylor a glass of juice. She looks at it as if it might
be drugged but takes a small sip. She ignores Thorne. He tells her
that she shouldn't get "all worked up." She isn't all worked up; she is
angry. Thorne tells her that she can't blame him for how things turned
out! It wasn't his fault that Ridge asked Brooke to marry him. Ridge
loves Brooke and always has. Taylor has to accept that fact.
Taylor insists that Ridge did not propose to Brooke out of love. He was
angry and disappointed with her. He was acting under the
misapprehension that she was carrying his brother's baby. He was hurt.
Thorne accuses her of rationalizing. You always rationalize every move
Ridge makes because you cannot accept the fact that Ridge loves Brooke
and always will. You expect this child you are carrying to save your
relationship, accuses Thorne. But you are mistaken. Your way of
thinking is not only impossible, it is selfish. Ridge has a right to be
happy with Brooke, his only true love. Taylor had a right to be happy,
too, but not with Ridge. You had better think it through, he tells
Taylor. You have to consider what kind of life you want for yourself
and your child and who can give you that life. Taylor continues to stay
turned away from him even though he tries to caress her shoulder. He
walks to the door. I'll give you some time to think about it, he tells
her. After he is gone, Taylor reaches beneath the bed covers and finds
her phone. She dials a number but before it begins to ring, she
You cannot marry that woman, declares Stephanie. Ridge tells her that
he did it before and he will do it again. "This time, it will be
legal," he boasts. At least take your time, Stephanie begs. This is
just a knee-jerk reaction to Taylor's betrayal. Ridge wonders how much
time she thinks he needs to get over Taylor. He tells her that his
entire lifetime wouldn't be enough time. He tells his mother that he is
getting married next week. Deal with it! He excuses himself and moves
to another seat.
Eric returns from the flight cabin with the pilot's jacket. He puts it
on Lauren and puts his own jacket on. He tells her that the pilot is
dead. She starts to go to the flight cabin but he stops her. He pulls
her into his arms and they snuggle for warmth.
Thorne answers a knock at the door. It is another early returnee:
Brooke. "What are you doing here?" he almost shouts as he pushes her
outside the house. Brooke is there to check on things; she wants to
know if Taylor knows about the engagement. Thorne says that she does,
but she is still thinking of telling Ridge about the baby. Brooke is
outraged. How could she now that she has lost the game. Thorne says
that Taylor doesn't believe that Ridge loves Brooke; she thinks he
proposed on the rebound. Well she has to be told that that isn't so,
Brooke tells her co-conspirator. I am going to tell her myself. She
has to know that even if she tells Ridge about the baby, he will reject
her. Thorne tries to stop her from talking to Taylor but she goes into
the house anyway. "No Brooke!" Ridge shouts, following her into the
house. In the bedroom, Taylor hears him. "Brooke?" she wonders. "Please
Brooke," pleads Thorne. Taylor calls out, "Brooke are you out there?"
"Yes," answers Brooke, sweetly. "I'll be right there."
Brooke enters the bedroom and confronts Taylor in her sickbed. "Hello
Taylor." she says.
Eric is walking outside in the snow. He reaches into the snow and pulls
up a blanket. He continues to search the grounds around the wreckage.
He finds another blanket and re-enters the plane. He covers himself and
Lauren, telling her that these are the only blankets he could find. He
has a thermos of coffee which he pours into a cup and hands to Lauren.
He sits beside her and they share the coffee. Lauren wonder where they
are and Eric supposes they are either in Iceland or Greenland. He says
they are lucky they aren't in the ocean. Oh, yeah, lucky! responds
Lauren. She wonders if they will be found and Eric assures her that
they will. It is so cold, she says. What if we freeze? I don't want
to die, she cries. Eric takes her into his arms and tries to comfort
her. From outside comes the sound of wolves howling.