Cassie told Josh and Reva that she could cover the hospital bills, but later put a very reluctant Danny on the spot and begged him to lend her the money via "the mob." Alan got the goods on Gus by uncovering his juvenile record and taunted Phillip with the contents. Alan warned Olivia to stop her quest to mess up Phillip and Beth's relationship and later proposed a "business marriage." Gus kept his investigation into the woman from his past from Harley. Blake and Ross, and Harley and Gus, waited for Tory to make her move against Blake. All of Springfield gathered for the annual Bauer July Fourth barbecue as certain people played out their fantasies for July 4, 2003 -- fantasies that included a healthy Rick enjoying life with Mel, Bill hooking up with Lorelei, Olivia enjoying life with Phillip instead of Alan, and Cassie and Richard enjoying a happy life in Springfield. Beth decided to go to Texas to learn about "Lorelei's" life. Reva tried to explain to Cassie that Richard's condition was worsening and that she had to make some decisions soon, but Cassie told Reva that she was convinced that her dream of the "lion" was a sign that Richard would recover. Edmund tried to make his peace with Richard. Richard awakened from his coma.
Richard and Rick's conditions deteriorated, leaving no chance for Richard to survive and only the prospect of an immediate heart transplant to save Rick's life. Ed, Michelle, Danny, Phillip, Harley, Holly, Mel, Lillian, and others all kept vigil at Rick's bedside. Phillip and Harley comforted each at the hospital and then lit into to each other again over Harley's relationship with Gus, and Phillip's concern over her judgment as a parent. Alan enticed Olivia again with his marriage proposal. Tory was finally apprehended for her heinous crimes against Ross and Blake. Reva was emotionally torn and agonized over whether or not to act on Richard's pleas to help him die, and prayed for a sign. Richard suffered yet another excruciating attack and was told that there was no chance for him to recover; unable to contact Cassie, Reva accepted it as her sign to end Richard's pain, and turned off his life support. Mel knew that someone had turned off Richard's life support, but was found standing over his body, appearing very guilty and having a perfect motive. Simultaneously, Richard appeared and made love to a "sleeping" Cassie one last time. He promised to always love and protect her, and then reminded her never to forget Reva's courage.
July 15 to 19, 2002
Even in her grief, Cassie agreed to donate Richard's heart to save Rick's life. Reva was reluctant to tell Cassie about her role in granting Richard's last request due to Cassie's emotional state and desperate need for family strength and support, especially Reva's. Edmund unleashed his wrath on Ed because he had not been informed of Richard's death; Edmund accused Ed of pulling strings and more when he learned Rick had received Richard's heart. Edmund overheard Lillian inform a technician of a possible malfunction of Richard's life support equipment. Danny made his presence known to Carmen and others, so they knew that he was in charge of the Santos family. Marah and Tony had an uncomfortable chance meeting. Marina ragged on Ben for his crush on Marah. Olivia was devastated to learn of Richard's death, and with a little prompting from Alan, decided to set her goals for a happy future with the man of her dreams, but maybe not Alan. Michelle confided to Danny that she thought that Mel, in a state of her own personal emotional turmoil and helplessness as a physician and wife, might have ended Richard's suffering to save Rick's life. Beth met up with Bill in Texas and learned that he and Lorelei had been lovers, and maybe the fire was still burning. Blake was confused and non-committal regarding Ross's marriage proposal. Harley was forced to take matters into her own hands when Phillip threatened to file for full custody of Zack unless Gus moved out of her home. Buzz felt guilty that he was upset because Holly seemed to be spending time comforting Ed during Rick's illness.
July 22 to 26, 2002
Phillip decided to press charges against Harley for breaking into the mansion to get Zach because of Gus's juvenile record and the fact that Gus was living with Harley. Harley told Gus to take a hike after he refused to support her and tell everyone that he had taken the rap for murder to protect a woman from his past, the basic reason that Phillip had forced the custody issue with Harley. Edmund was determined to avenge Richard's death and warned Danny that the Bauers would pay for their misdeeds that had saved Rick's life. Carmen consoled Edmund in his time of need. Danny put out the word to get Edmund under control. Ed asked Lillian to hold off making a formal report about "Richard's death" until he had time to investigate. Ed and Michelle were reluctant to discuss with each other the possibility that someone had tampered with Richard's life support equipment. Most everyone in Springfield gathered at Richard's memorial to bid the former prince adieu -- including Prince William and the former Colonel Dax. Reva delivered a heartwarming and emotional eulogy to Richard while trying to conceal her own feelings of guilt over her actions to grant Richard's last wish to let him die in peace. An inconsolable Cassie left family and friends to feel close to Richard by reading to him at his graveside. Harley caused a scene at the Lewis house memorial for Richard when she learned that Phillip had left the country with Zach, unfortunately demonstrating her lack of emotional control and stability.
July 29 to August 2, 2002
Reva continued to struggle with her conscience over her role in Richard's death while trying to comfort an inconsolable Cassie, who needed her family for strength and support. Ed decided to take the blame for turning off Richard's life support, thinking he was protecting Mel and Michelle, who all finally realized that none of them were at fault. Rick was suspicious of his family's actions. Olivia kept Alan at bay while manipulating Bill into an unusual business deal. Harley and Gus independently went after the person who could help Harley win back custody of Zach. Tony accidentally met up with Marah and apologized for his actions in a way that she couldn't resist; she pursued him in angst against Reva's advice. Cassie accused an unprepared Ed for what she believed was Richard's murder.
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August 5 to 9, 2002
Harley and Gus left town respectively to find Gus's mystery woman. Phillip thought Gus had accepted his bribe to leave town, and Harley was on a mission to get her son back, prove Phillip wrong, and get back her man. Harley and Gus each found Eden. Harley was shocked to learn Eden was Gus's sister, and his promise was to his father and not another woman. Beth was disgusted with Phillip's arrogance and strong-armed tactics to control his children. Reva told Cassie that she was the one that had turned off Richard's life support when Cassie mistakenly accused Ed of ending Richard's life. Mel realized the extent of Ed's love of family when he proved he was willing to take the blame for something he thought she had done out of love for Rick. Cassie's anger toward Reva and emotional state reached a climax when she moved out of Reva's house and then informed the hospital board that Reva should pay dearly for the consequences of her actions. Reva received a mixed reaction from her children when she explained her role in Richard's death as the reason for the problems between her and Cassie. Shane seemed to understand and was supportive, but Marah was confused, repulsed, and overwhelmed; Marah left to be with and stand by Cassie. Reva was ordered to appear before the hospital board and to take along a lawyer. Carmen pulled off a power play against Danny and Edmund, the results of which sadly reminded Michelle about the reality of being "married to the mob" -- and put Carmen somewhat in the driver's seat with both men in her life.
August 12 to 16, 2002
Gus and Harley realized that Eden was more than a handful, and they literally dragged her back to Springfield in handcuffs to attempt to explain the truth to Phillip so Harley could get back custody of Zack. Sam returned to town, and Olivia confided to him that she was after Phillip. Olivia played dirty by manipulating Alan, Beth, and Bill to irk Phillip so she could make her move on him. Beth followed Bill out of town, where things heated up between them, and Beth learned something more about their stay at the monastery in Mexico. Reva was crushed that Marah was ashamed and disappointed in Reva and that she was at the hearing to support Cassie and not her. Cassie and Reva attended the hospital board meeting that resulted in suspensions for Lillian and Mel, and the matter of Reva's fate was in Cassie's hands as the board determined that the hospital was not at fault, and it was a family matter. Mel was overwhelmed with joy at Clay's love and support for her under the circumstances. Cassie and Reva had a glimmer of feelings for each other at Richard's gravesite when Cassie told Reva that she would never turn Marah against her. Claire squealed to Carmen that Reva had "pulled the plug" on Richard. Carmen then used the information to get the poison antidote from Edmund, who then used the information to have Reva arrested for her "crimes."
August 19 to 23, 2002
Edmund manipulated Cassie to inadvertently add more chaos to Reva's legal situation, and then pushed Reva to the limits, causing her even more problems. Tammy told Cassie that she wanted to live at the Beacon for a while longer. Rick was released from the hospital. Harley and Gus played Keystone Kops
to convince Eden to come clean to Phillip. Gus finally got Eden to admit to Phillip that Gus was innocent and that he had been covering for her. Phillip was concerned over Olivia's interest in him, but Alan was onto her passion for Phillip and planted a bug in a piece of jewelry to get the proof. Lillian told Phillip that Lorelei's diary and promiscuous lifestyle had been published and had hit the bookstands all over Springfield, while Olivia played innocent to the entire event. Beth traveled to Mexico and was shocked to learn that Lorelei and Bill had been married at the monastery. Michelle made a heart-wrenching decision and told Danny that if he loved her and Robby, he would walk away from their marriage for the sake and future safety of their son. Ed and Holly were in a "teenage tizzy" when they kissed and disturbed Ross and Blake's romantic evening to get advice in the romance department. Marina gave Frank a new look, while Marah and Shane made plans to attend the opening of the Beacon with two unlikely escorts.
August 26 to 30, 2002
Phillip was "out of control" when he learned that Beth and Bill had been married while she was "Lorelei," and Phillip was so incensed when he found them kissing that he left Beth stranded on the island with Bill. Meanwhile, Olivia played innocent to the publication of Lorelei's Diary
while Alan was waiting for the right moment to expose Olivia's plan to snag Phillip. Tony's temper and violent side surfaced again in front of Marah when he thought one of the crew was trying to take advantage of her. A confused and hurt Marah sought comfort from Father Ray. Josh lessened Cassie's financial load, while Reva made no headway when she tried to talk to Cassie about whether or not they would ever have a future as sisters. Cassie and Danny commiserated silently over their respective heartaches. Phillip hired Ross to help him force Eden to confess to her past crime in the presence of a judge. Harley finally realized the depth of Phillip's investigation into Gus and Eden's past before he would return custody of Zach. Marina called Ben's bluff to go "buff," and ended up making a friend in Olivia -- and Ben more attentive.
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September 2 to 6, 2002
Danny and Michelle were both like lost, tortured souls over their breakup, but realized it was the right thing to do. Tony and Marah had a strained encounter at the Country Club. Bill invited Michelle to get away with him to help both of them mend their respective broken hearts. Beth gave Phillip a taste of his own controlling style and explained her need to learn the truth about her life as Lorelei. Olivia acted helpless and innocent, but Phillip and Beth suspected she was the culprit behind the publication of Lorelei's diary. Eden caved in to to Phillip's threats and double-crossed Gus and Harley, forcing the arbitrator to grant Phillip full custody of Zach. Harley, outraged and furious, vowed to even the score on all ends and win back custody of her son. Edmund initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against Reva and her family and named an unsuspecting Cassie as a participating party. Reva laid into Cassie at Richard's grave and told her to lay off Reva's family and deal with Reva directly, as her self-pride and blind anger were hurting more people than she realized.
September 9 to 13, 2002
Eden bribed Phillip for more money to keep silent about her part in helping him win custody of Zach, unaware that Eden truly was the guilty party and not Gus. Gus fought back and warned Phillip that Beth's arrest for bigamy was only the beginning of his problems until Harley regained custody of Zach. Tony was unaware of the dangers of dating Eden. Danny eavesdropped on Michelle and Bill on the island and decided to sacrifice his happiness for the sake of Robby's future to have a happy and safe life. Lizzie and Tammy were arrested for shoplifting Cassie's engagement ring from the jewelry store. Ed tried to help Cassie by offering her a loan for Tammy's bail money, but Cassie's life and financial desperation took a spiral when she later begged Danny to hire her as a stripper for a private party at Inferno so she could get quick money to make her loan payment to the mob. Sam ruined a romantic interlude for Alan and Olivia when he informed Olivia that Alan had bugged her special earrings.
September 16 to 20, 2002
Phillip and Olivia's pretend romantic tryst to make Alan jealous landed Alan in the hospital but forced Phillip and Olivia to re-think their real feelings for each other. Gus manipulated Lizzie into alerting another powerful Spaulding about Alan's condition, which could ultimately put the company stock in jeopardy. Gus gave Phillip food for thought regarding his bribe to Eden, while Eden came through for Gus and gave him the support he needed to help him win back custody of Zack for Harley. Meanwhile, Harley pretended to be Eden so she could use the information against her to make her admit that she had lied at the custody hearing, but Frank acted as Harley's "knight in shining armor" before she could get any solid proof. Josh and Reva bought back Cassie's engagement ring in the hopes she might accept it from them in the future. Cassie got the squeeze from the "Santos clan" to pay back her debt, while Tammy awaited the results of her shoplifting decision. Reva called a family conference to help her weigh her legal options: accept a plea bargain for less jail time, or take a chance that the jury would understand her actions and find her not guilty -- neither of which was particularly favorable to Reva.
September 23 to 27, 2002
Alexandra Spaulding returned to Springfield with a commanding presence and bought out the Beacon, giving Cassie the financial help she so desperately needed to pay off the mob and keep her and Danny alive. Alan knew Alex's game and that corporate war was lurking. Gus threatened Phillip to return Zack to Harley or he would spill the truth about his liaison with Olivia to all of Springfield. Harley and Eden just couldn't see eye to eye. Phillip came clean to Beth about how Alan had his heart attack and his feelings for Olivia. Beth and Phillip's problems seemed to outweigh their love for each other, and both agreed to end their relationship as amicably as possible. Lizzie spilled the beans to Alan about her parents split, and Alan used the information to lay guilt on Olivia by feigning another heart attack; Alan forced her to agree to marry him in order to push her out of Phillip's life permanently. Michele's attempts to drown away her marital woes with Ben almost went too far. Rick returned to Springfield, looking fit, but was disappointed to hear the problems of his family and friends.
September 30 to October 4, 2002
Unbeknownst to Cassie, Reva changed her plea to guilty and almost certain jail time after realizing a trial was too much for Cassie to bear. Edmund's conscience lost out to his inner demons as he destroyed the only copy of Richard's living will, evidence that could have set Reva free. Danny struggled with his decision to stay out of Robbie's life. Harley and Blake tried to figure out Eden's profession as a last shot at Harley winning back custody of Zach. Beth and Bill finally gave in to their passion for each other, as ironically did Phillip and Olivia. Alexandra put the squeeze on the "pretending to be ill" Alan to either sign over power of attorney or risk his scam being revealed to Olivia and Phillip. Bill and Ben decided to become roommates.
October 7 to 11, 2002
Reva prepared her family for her impending departure for prison. Josh dished out some hard-talking to Cassie, who later seemed to somewhat soften to Reva's predicament. Cassie started to realize that perhaps Reva had acted on Richard's wishes and then suspected Edmund was keeping more secrets. Danny vowed to protect Cassie when she again failed to pull through for her "debt to the mob." Beth and Bill couldn't hide their feelings for each or from others as they continued their steamy liaison. Phillip's rejection of Olivia forced her to plan an early "I do" to Alan, which was later thwarted by Alexandra who was holding all the cards. Michelle, Marah, Bill, Ben, and Romey moved in together at the old Mahler house. Danny and Tony decided to keep Eden close, while Gus decided to help Harley discover Eden's secret. Marina's plan to snag Ben at the Millennium college night turned deadly when she inadvertently became Eden's unsuspecting target and walked into the middle of Harley and Gus's sting to get the goods on Eden.
October 14 to 18, 2002
Alexandra and the "Phillip Spaulding" ex-wives club yanked Alan out of power and rendered Phillip "speechless." To get even with Beth after catching her in the sack with her young stud, Bill Lewis, Lizzie agreed to be Olivia's maid of honor at grandpa Alan's wedding. Marah and Michelle reflected how loving a Santos man had affected their lives. Edmund lied to Cassie about knowledge of Richard's "living will," and Alexandra was not impressed with his attempts at courtship. Gus was racked with guilt after Eden took a bullet meant for him, and he was torn between his love for Harley and his sister. Danny left town mysteriously, but he might have been Cassie's "angel of mercy," as she miraculously found cash in her hotel suite to pay off her debt to the mob. Reva celebrated what might have been her last night of freedom with family and friends, and even the strained relationship between Reva and Cassie seemed to soften as both sisters managed to offer each other a few words of comfort.
October 21 to 25, 2002
Alexandra and the "ex-wives" club toppled Alan from his post at Spaulding; Alan was even more horrified at his sister dearest's choice of guests at his wedding. Harley succumbed to Phillip's demands and ended her relationship with a heartbroken Gus so she could win back custody of Zach. Phillip and Olivia ended up in very tight quarters, minutes before the wedding, trying to fight off their passion for each other. Cassie's eleventh-hour change of heart didn't help much as Reva was sentenced to two years in prison. Cassie turned to Dax as a possible solution to help get Reva released from jail. Beth and Bill's relationship seemed to alienate just about everybody in Springfield, and was especially hurtful for Lizzie and Lillian. Danny asked Gus to help him put away Carmen, Maria, and their associates by devising a plan to convict them for his "murder." Carmen thought discrepancies in her personal bank account and Cassie's mysterious payback on her loan were more than a coincidence.
October 28 to November 1, 2002
Alan had Alexandra exiled to the island before he said his "I dos" to Olivia and then used Edmund as a ploy to make his plan complete. Phillip struggled with his continuing feelings for Olivia, but realized he needed to make the sacrifice for Alan. Cassie was on the verge of finding a way to get Reva released and shared her plan with Danny. Carmen was suspicious of Danny and his loyalty to her and the family. Carmen forced Eden to be her eyes and ears -- or else. Danny urged Gus to move quickly with their plan to nail Carmen, family, and associates. Marah's anger at Reva's impulsive nature, which landed Reva in jail, stunned Reva into the reality of how a prison sentence could destroy a family. Blake asked Harley to help her become a talk show host for the lovelorn. Harley and Gus remained apart but joined in spirit. Beth realized what she might have lost to be with Bill, who seemed to get cozy with Michelle and emphasized to Beth that he wanted to keep things light and easy with no commitment. Carmen and Edmund parted their romantic ways. After Lizzie overheard Alan's conversation with the doctor, Alan confessed to Lizzie that he had faked his heart attack to get Olivia to marry him, but that she had to keep it a secret.
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November 4 to 8, 2002
Cassie employed Danny to help her do some "down and dirty" forgery that recreated Richard's living will and ultimately freed Reva from prison. Edmund, annoyed at Cassie's antics, turned to Alan for work and solace by helping him keep Alexandra in her place via low-life Edmund's specialties: deception and romance as a ploy to nail his prey. Alexandra forced Olivia to make a terrible choice: leave Alan and the marriage with the Beacon, or be banished with nothing after Alan viewed the elevator video of Olivia kissing Phillip minutes before the wedding. Harley decided to stay with Gus and take Phillip to court and fight for her kids, and she asked Rick to help her with her custody case. Gus leveled with Harley about Eden and how it was Tony's father who had been murdered on the rooftop many years before. Carmen forced Eden to spy on Danny. Danny asked Tony to watch over Michelle and Robby. Maria and Carmen planned Danny's hit just as he had predicted to Gus it would happen, but Carmen pulled a fast one, and Danny's life was truly on the line unless Gus could save the day.
November 11 to 15, 2002
Edmund played both sides in Alan and Alexandra's sibling rivalry. Phillip and Olivia were determined not to give in to Alexandra's blackmail, and forced Alan to get a second opinion so they could tell him about "the video," unaware that the second opinion would reveal his game of deception toward his wife and son. Edmund told Reva that Cassie had played "dirty" to get Reva out of prison, and he advised her to watch her back. Meanwhile, Josh manipulated the governor into possibly granting Reva a pardon. Cassie was frantic to keep Danny alive and his whereabouts a secret, as well as keep herself out of harm's way. Tony and Marah, and Gus and Harley respectively, joined forces to get to the truth about Danny's disappearance and to keep Michelle and Robby safe. Tony and Ray put the pressure and guilt on Carmen, who seemed to repent for her twisted crime of passion for the sake of love. Ed suspected Cassie was in trouble. Ben lost something dear to him.
November 18 to 22, 2002
Alex realized that Phillip really loved Olivia, but he loved his father more and wanted them to be happy. Alex begged Olivia to back off. Alan and Olivia finally enjoyed their wedding night. Lizzie put the screws to grandpa Alan and told him to find a way to convince Phillip not to move out of the Spaulding mansion, or else she would spill the beans about his fake heart attack. Alex invited the Coopers and Gus to dinner at the mansion to try to get Phillip to return Zach to Harley. Edmund helped Reva's bid for freedom, but Cassie called in her favor to Reva and forced Reva to help hide a seriously wounded Danny from Carmen. Reva felt guilty about lying to Josh about Danny and feared that she might put her freedom and family in jeopardy once again. Gus joined forces with Reva and Cassie to help Danny in his plan to nail the Santos family. Michelle stood up to Carmen and told her to keep her hands off Robby. Bill and Beth had their first tiff. Tony and Marah decided to give love another try.
November 25 to 29, 2002
Cassie implored Ed to give his personal and medical assistance to help Danny, but Ed was conflicted about keeping the secret from Michelle, who was heartbroken and thought she was bereaving her slain husband. Reva felt guilty about lying to Josh about helping Cassie hide Danny at the pool house. Alexandra's timing was impeccable as she followed Olivia's Thanksgiving "forgive and forget, loyalty to the Spaulding's forever" toast with her own bombshell and hoped that the Spaulding's would forgive Olivia for publishing Lorelei's diary. A distressed and emotional Carmen told Gus that she wanted to see Danny's body for herself. Marah and Tony tried to rekindle their relationship, while Beth's relationship with Bill hit another snag: Bill was Michelle's "knight in shining armor," helping her cope with Danny's apparent death.
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December 2 to 6, 2002
Alexandra was determined to reunite Harley and Zach and find a way to force Phillip to realize that Gus was not the "bad guy." Gus arrested Cassie, fearing she would tell Michelle that Danny was alive and ruin the plan to nail Carmen, unaware that Ed had already told Michelle the truth. Danny's memorial began with a change in plan; Michelle charged with vengeance at the betrayal of family and friends who had lied to her about Danny's undercover plan, and seeing Carmen in the church grieving for the son she thought she had murdered, decided to deliver the eulogy. Josh did not approve of Marah and Tony's reconciliation. Beth delivered her own justice to Olivia, as did Phillip when he discovered her marriage to Alan was on very shaky ground due to her betrayal of the Spauldings over the Lorelei diary revelation.
December 9 to 13, 2002
Josh agreed to disagree that he couldn't change Reva, but he could change some of his own predicable ways. Danny's ultimate plan, with help from the Springfield Police Department and various friends, finally put Carmen behind bars, but Carmen's knowledge of Eden's deep, dark secret might just be Carmen's "get out of jail free" card. Danny reunited with Michelle as they tried to start to put the pieces of their life back together. Ed and Michelle's perspective on "keeping secrets" made Cassie realize and understand Reva's actions in Richard's death, and that it was time to apologize to Reva and reunite with her sister. Reva returned a precious token of Richard's love to Cassie. Alan pressured an unwilling Olivia to conceive a child with him. The women of Springfield decided to find Phillip a new love interest as a way for Harley to win back custody of Zach. In a plea to get Zach back to Harley, Alexandra put Gus in the marrying mood, but unfortunately, it only resurfaced Harley's insecurities about the "holy state of matrimony."
December 16 to 20, 2002
Reva helped Josh accept the holidays with Tony and Marah as a couple. Danny tried to put his life with Michelle and Robby back together again after issuing his statement to the police that would indict Carmen and send her to prison. Carmen used leverage about Eden's father "being on the Santos payroll" as a way out of serving jail time, but Harley foiled the plan and launched her own private investigation to find out the real truth about Gus and Eden's dad. Phillip showed some true Christmas spirit and allowed Zach to spend Christmas with Harley, Gus, and family. Ross's joke to romance Blake with Ed's assistance resulted in Ed expressing his true feelings for Holly. Alan tossed Olivia out on her ear after accidentally viewing the "elevator" video of Phillip and Olivia. An emotionally devastated Olivia drove her car into an accident that sent the needy Phillip to her rescue. Alexandra defended Olivia to Alan with her own ulterior motive.
December 23 to 27, 2002
Thinking they would be stranded at the Beacon for Christmas due to the storm, Danny and Cassie received a visit from a mysterious friend who found a way for each of them to spend the holiday with their loved ones. Danny and Tony agreed to find a legitimate business and work together. Carmen, however, decided to ruin their happiness as she found a way to escape the prison beat, and left Tony to ponder the new year after she told him that it was really Eden who had killed his father. Blake proposed to Ross, who accepted, as friends and family celebrated their engagement and the holiday at the Bauers'. Rick warned Danny not to ruin Michelle and Robbie's future. Harley questioned Joe August's ex-partner to try to find out if they were dirty cops. Gus and Harley agreed to a "trial" engagement, but soon after, Gus realized that Harley was keeping secrets again and that it had something to do with his father. Reva continued to receive disturbing phone calls. Alan disowned Olivia and Phillip after viewing the infamous elevator video of Olivia and Phillip's "liplock," plus learning that Olivia's Christmas gift of the portrait of his grandchildren had really been intended for Phillip.
December 30, 2002 to January 3, 2003
Tony and Ray learned that Eden was responsible for their father's death. Father Ray was overjoyed that Tony was able to let go of his anger and decided to find a way to lead a normal and peaceful life with Marah. Carmen caused her final reign of terror as she escaped from prison and attempted to kidnap Robby at all costs. Bill saved the day by rescuing Michelle and Robby and removing Carmen from their lives forever. Danny was determined to win back Michelle's love and reunite his family. Bill ended his relationship with Beth when he admitted that he had gone to see Michelle to tell her that he was in love with her. Beth urged Phillip to follow his heart and never regret love, even though they might not agree with each other's choices. Alan exercised his prenuptial agreement with Olivia, leaving her virtually penniless but still married to the "almighty Spaulding king." Ready to invoke the same punishment on Phillip, Alexandra threatened Alan to stop his actions or else she would tell Olivia and Phillip that Alan had faked his heart attack and used their guilt to manipulate their lives and feelings for each other. Harley was forced to reveal to a devastated Gus that his father might have been on the take to the Santos family. However, Gus agreed to help her uncover a truth that might change his entire life.
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