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Monday, October 20, 1997

Harley is beside herself with anger and sadness when she realizes that Buzz is not able to remember anything. She starts to lash out at Nola, but stops when Phillip tells her that she is doing no good by making a bad situation worse. The doctor does an exam on Buzz, and reports that he appears to be okay, but needs a CT-scan quickly, since he had such a severe head injury. After he leaves, Vanessa and Jenna come into the cabin, and Jenna rushes over to Buzz, elated to see him. Buzz takes her outside, to tell her that he has amnesia and cannot remember her. Meanwhile, Vanessa pressures Nola to tell the truth about what has really happened. Nola tells her that Buzz had a car accident near the cabin, and she took him in to take care of him. Vanessa can clearly tell that she is lying.

Jenna sits with Buzz outside the cabin, and shows him a picture of Coop, and tells him many details of his life with her, hoping it will jog his memory, but is unsuccessful. She will take him to Cedars Hospital.

Michelle now knows that Jessie has her mother's heart. He is insistent that he still wants nothing to do with her, even though she is so hurt that Jessie knew the truth and kept it from her. Regardless of what their families think or want, Michelle wants Jessie to be with her, and doesn't want to hide any more. She pleads with him until he finally passionately kisses her, while she lovingly puts her hand over his bare chest.

Abby and Rick are in the kitchen at the Bauer house, and Rick tells her that he keeps thinking about their future. Ed comes in and announces that he is leaving for the Congo immediately. He got word that his new vaccine has some positive results and must get back to Africa. Also, he says that this is a perfect time to get Michelle out of Springfield before she finds out the truth about Jessie.

Ed and Rick talk about children, especially Kevin. Rick tells Ed that he should not be shy about the fact that he is Kevin's grandfather. Ed says that he cannot believe that Kevin and Jason are already a year old, and he is reminiscent of when children are so young, and then grow up so fast. Wistfully, Rick says that he will probably never know about that experience.

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Tuesday, October 21, 1997

HART tells CASSIE that Dinah knows about their plan, which upsets her, but he tells her he had no other choice. Cassie moved further into the Lewis Oil circle when JOSH agreed to let her be his assistant instead of Billy's (at Reva's urging).

MICHELLE tells JESSE what Maureen was like and that Maureen had one weakness ... butterscotch ice cream. Jesse says that he craved butterscotch when he woke up from the operation, but that he had always hated it before then. They tell ED that they are going to start seeing each other again to which he emphatically states "over my dead body."

RICK and ABBY have a long discussion which brings them closer. He pays BLAKE a visit informing her that he wants to set up a formal visitation schedule to see KEVIN and he would also like to have his name on Kevin's birth certificate. Blake relays this information to a very displeased ROSS who says absolutely not.

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Wednesday, October 22, 1997

Michelle and Jesse are trying to convince Ed to bless their relationship. Michelle tells Ed that she doesn't need his "permission" and that she doesn't want to have to choose between her family and Jesse. They love each other and no matter how many times they tried to stay away from each other, they always seemed to find each other. Ed tried to get Michelle to consider going to Africa and that if they are truly in love then they will know it. All Jesse and Michelle want is a chance. She loved him before she found out about Maureen's heart. Then Michelle gets nasty!! She tells her dad that if he hadn't had an affair with Lillian, then her mom would still be alive. Ed leaves hurt and goes to the hospital and tells Lillian about the fight. Michelle is left in her living room wondering "what have I done?" Jesse comforts her and they begin to KISS

Ross comes home and Blake tells him about Rick's request to see more of Kevin. Ross is totally cool with it. Blake is surprised, the tells him about Rick's other request to have his name on Kevin's birth certificate. Ross flips out and says that there is no way that will ever happen. Ross is worried that, since he is the D.A., once the media gets hold of that info the boys will be put through too much. Blake argues that "everyone already knows." Blake and Ross finally agree not to put Rick's name on the birth certificate, to give him more visitation, and to draw up papers that acknowledge Rick being the biological father. Later Ross leaves home to "take care of a few things."

Rick is talking to Abby telling her how happy he was with his visit with Blake. Abby wishes him the best and Ross walks in and wants to talk to Rick. They go into the on-call room and Ross tells Rick their proposal. Ross tells him that they want to keep the paternity private. For the boys. Rick was disappointed but said that he would think about it. After Ross leaves, Rick tells Abby that he can be in Kevin's life as long as kevin stays Ross' son.

Jenna, Harley, Phillip are all waiting for Buzz at the hospital. Nola shows up and Harley verbally attacks her again. At first Jenna defends Nola and can't believe anything that Harley is saying. Nola denies knowing what Harley is talking about. Harley tells Jenna that she believes that Nola is the stalker. Nola left town and the stalker stopped. Rick is doing tests on Buzz and every one has come back fine. Rick assures everyone that Buzz will get his memory back but it will take time and rest. Eleni and Frank show up and Frank talks to Buzz and calls him dad. Buzz tells Frank that he doesn't know who he is. Buzz is looking for Nola who left and was waiting and listening outside the door. Harley wants Frank to arrest Nola. He won't. Harley and Jenna start arguing over who should take Buzz home. Harley wants Buzz to return to the diner so that they can show him old movies and look at pictures. Jenna wants him home at the firehouse with Coop. Harley is nasty and finally Phillip takes her to a different room to try to talk some sense into her. He eventually throws her over his shoulder and takes her out of the hospital. Buzz says that he forgot his jacket in the x-ray room and went back to go get it. After he was gone a long time, Jenna went looking for him. She found his jacket but now him. Buzz is gone.

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Thursday, October 23, 1997

Frank and Eleni look for Buzz. Jenna tells them he's not at her house, that she means about as much to him as the walls now. Buzz shows up at Nola's. She tells him to go home. He says he doesn't have a home, that the only person he has in this life is her. Frank tells Jenna he believes Nola is responsible for stalking his father and that he is "not through with her." Jenna urges him to drop it, explaining that getting revenge and pushing Buzz to remember the way Harley was will not work. Frank and Eleni then "buzz" over to Nola's to look for Frank's father. Later, Vanessa visits Jenna and suggests that Jenna tell Buzz about the baby she's carrying. Jenna says "no way", she doesn't want to trick him into coming back to her. Vanessa points out the difference between giving someone space and giving up on someone. She compares her experience with Matt to Jenna's problem with Buzz. She urges Jenna to go out and look for Buzz the way Matt looked for her, in order to not lose him again.

Buzz shows up at Nola's. She tells him he has to go home, but he refuses, saying he doesn't have a home, that the only person he has in this life is her. His family's prodding has suffocated Buzz and now he refers to them as "a collection of lunatics." When Buzz hears Frank and Eleni at the door, he hides, begging Nola to lie to Frank. "I'll do whatever you want, even leave," he tells her. "Just don't send me back to those people." Nola hides him and Frank and Eleni leave, but only after accusing Nola of hiding him and wanting more than mere friendship from him. Coming out of hiding, Buzz apologizes for the way his son talked to Nola. Nola says she understands Frank's concern, then tells Buzz that they're going for a ride. Where? "You'll have to trust me," Nola says.

Harley tries to kick Phillip out of her place, taunting him first with sex (the way they solve all their problems, according to her). When Phillip won't leave, she tells him how much Buzz hurt her when he abandoned their family and how much it hurts again that he's abandoning her through amnesia. Harley worries that she's "one of those forgettable people." Phillip assures her she's not, and even though she begs him to leave, he doesn't. When she wakes up from her nap (the one he encouraged her to take), however, Phillip is gone. But before Harley can become too upset, Phillip returns with a package in hand. He had slipped out while she was asleep to buy a greeting card for his daughter, Lizzie. After listening to Harley, Phillip realizes that Lizzie might not know how he really feels about her. Harley is touched; she tells him to simply write down how he feels about the child. The two feel even closer after helping each other, and they start to make love, Phillip saying he wants it to be like "the first time."

Annie goes to Lewis Oil to pay Josh a call. On her way in, she reminds Cassie that she'd better be willing and able to make a move on Josh at any time. Then she gives Josh papers to sign for the sale of the carousel house they built. This sets her off again on Josh, and she begins asking him, "You never loved me, did you?" He says that's not true, that he tried to love her. But he sees her now for what she is, because she's done so many bad things. "I'm no saint," Annie admits, "but you and Reva did this to me, you created this. And we both know it." Annie starts ranting and raving about how much she loved Josh and how much she helped the kids when Reva disappeared then reappeared, but all her picking on Reva causes Josh to explode and physically push her out the door.

Cassie's lawyer calls her and tells her that if she can convince the child welfare board that she and Hart Jessop are headed towards marriage, she'll have a much better chance of getting Tammy back. He assumes they are dating because Hart has paid for her legal fees. Hart walks into her office to drop off some papers for Josh and Billy, and Cassie stops him, asking him to step into the file room with her to discuss something important. In the file room, Hart tells Cassie he can't help her anymore because Dinah thinks something is going on between the two of them. Cassie assures him she's not interested in or ready for a relationship now, but asks Hart to go to Chicago with her anyway to pretend they're getting married. At first Hart thinks she nuts, but then Cassie asks him, "If you were in my shoes, and someone took Peter away, wouldn't you do all you could to get him back?" Still, Hart says he can't help her and leaves. On his way out, reflecting on Cassie's question, Hart experiences a change of heart, and tells Cassie he'll help her. She hugs him close, declaring Dinah the luckiest woman in the world. Annie sees Cassie as she leaves Lewis Oil, and contemplates, "Are you trying to double cross me, Cassie?"

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Friday, October 24, 1997

Boarding House -
As Cassie prepares to leave for Chicago with Hart, Reva appears. With Josh busy doing Lewis Oil business, Reva is in search of a dinner companion. Cassie declines with regret and explains that she is off to get Tammie back. Reva offers to go with Cassie to Chicago, but Cassie quickly declines.

Towers Club -
Reva comes to the club in search of a party to join. Annie appears and the two spar over Josh and Reva's sister (Cassie). Annie shows Reva the real cameo. Reva is curious, but doesn't bite.

Rick and Abby meet with Griffin concerning Rick's legal rights as Kevin's father. Griffin tells them that Rick is right in getting a lawyer since Ross is one up on the legal knowledge over Doctor Rick. Abby then discusses her attacker and the search for him. Rick is upset that Abby won't just let the matter drop. After Griffin leaves, the two argue over the matter. Once they enter the garage to go home, Rick leaves Abby to go in search of their car. Abby's attacker comes out of the shadows to confront Abby about searching for him!

Lewis Oil -
Annie goes too warn Cassie to continue her dirty work and overhears Cassie and Hart plan their trip to Chicago to meet with the lawyer. She is furious that Cassie is trying to double cross her, and vows to get even.

Annie leaves the Lewis Oil offices in search of Dinah. When she informs Hart's fiancée that Hart and Cassie are off to Chicago together for a romantic getaway, Dinah hides her interest. Annie paints a picture of Cassie tearing apart her life like Reva did to Annie and Josh. Annie exits the office, but leaves behind the number to the Lakeshore hotel where Hart and Cassie are staying.

As Annie leaves WSPR, she calls the Lakeshore and arranges the honeymoon suite instead of the two rooms.

Firehouse -
Jenna tells Frank and Eleni that she understands why Buzz is reluctant to return to the firehouse. Nola returns Buzz to Jenna, but Buzz is furious at the deception. He begs Nola to take him "home" (the Boarding house) but she refuses. Buzz begins to bond with Jenna and little Coop. Jenna's pre-natal vitamins come out of her bag and Buzz learns that she is pregnant again. Jenna confirms that she is and trys to explain that the baby is not his but is overcome when Buzz holds her and makes plans for "their" baby.

Airport -
Cassie and Hart prepare to depart for Chicago as Dinah books a flight at WSPR for the first flight out to the windy city.

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