Sam sees Marah getting ready to go out. He asks her where she is going and she tells him nowhere. He presses it and figures out she is going to see Tony. He asks her not to and she tells him that she has to, she misses him and she wants to talk to him. Marah tells Sam to leave her alone, she is going to see Tony and it is none of his business. She goes out of the apartment slamming the door. Olivia comes out to ask what all the commotion was about. Sam tells her and Olivia is upset. She calls Josh out of the bedroom and has Sam tell him that Marah went to find Tony to get him to take her back. Josh is upset and thinks about going after her but Sam suggests he not do that. He assures Josh that Tony won't take her back. He thinks if Marah goes and gets her feelings hurt by Tony it may nip her thoughts of having a relationship with him in the bud. Sam tells Josh that in the end it will be over with sooner than if Josh interfered. Josh says he will only wait one hour. Sam tells him if it takes longer than an hour he will go with him to find her. Josh asks Olivia what she thinks. Olivia says he did fine, but he should remember that it was all his decision.
At the Santos Compound:
Tony is standing in the dark looking at a picture of Danny. Ray comes in and flips the lights on. He asks Tony if it is any easier facing things in the dark. Ray is still very angry about the hit planned on Danny. Tony tells Ray he can say nothing about it. Ray manhandles Tony and tells him he has to face up to things. Tony pushes Ray back and Ray tells him to go ahead and hit him. Tony backs off and Ray tells him that he knew he couldn't hurt one of his own. Then he reminds him that Danny is one of them as well. Tony tells him he wished he never stepped into his confessional. Ray tells him that was the smartest thing he ever did. Tony tells him the whole thing is very complicated and Ray should leave him alone or things will be a whole lot worse. Ray wants an explanation, but Tony asks Ray to trust him. Ray says he will pray for him and walks out. Tony says, "You do that, you pray for me."
Marah comes in and tells Tony she has to talk to him. He asks her to leave but she tells him she isn't leaving. She apologizes again for the kiss with Sam but assures him she has no feelings for Sam. Tony tells her it isn't only about Sam, he has changed and his mind is made up. Marah doesn't understand and still refuses to leave. Tony doesn't want to talk about it. Marah tells him she loves him. Tony says things are too complicated. She tells him they belong together even if their families don't approve, she is sure they can make it work. Tony asks her to go home. Marah asks Tony to look her in the eye. Tony says she doesn't understand. She asks Tony to talk to her. Geraldo walks in and tells Tony his Grandmother wants to see him. He tells him he will be there in a minute. Geraldo tells him not to take too long. Marah asks Tony if it is because of their families. She concludes that his family feels Michelle corrupted Danny and they don't want Marah to do that to Tony. Tony finally admits it. She goes over and kisses him and tells him that if he wants it, he can tell his family to get lost. Doesn't he want her? Tony says he doesn't know what he wants anymore and turns away from her. Marah asks if his family is more important to him than her. He doesn't want to answer. Marah says she is willing to ignore her family and asks if he is willing to do the same. He tells her he is not. He tells her that he has to see his grandmother and again asks her to leave. She insists he tell her he doesn't care. She thinks they can work things out. He tells her that they cant. She asks if he is just going to throw them away. He tells her that there is no "them" and she is making too much out of this. Marah cries and starts to run out. Tony calls out to her and tells her he is sorry and goodbye. After she leaves, he goes back over to the mantel and takes Danny's picture and throws it in the fire.
At the Bauer's:
Danny is wound up and having a drink. Michelle tells him it has been a long day and things will look better in the morning. Danny says he will not turn over on the other families. If the other families suspect he is meeting with the feds, he is dead. Michelle doesn't think they will find out. They have come too far to let anything bad happen now. She promises they will make it and be together safely. Danny sighs and says maybe she is right. She asks him to come to bed. He tells her he will be up in a few minutes.
Danny fell asleep on the couch and is dreaming about the night on the docks when he shot Carmen. He tells her to hang on and keep breathing but she doesn't make it and he sees all the blood on his hands. When he looks back down at Carmen, he sees Michelle lying there lifeless. He cries out to her and wakes suddenly. Michelle asks him if he is all right. He tells her he had fallen asleep. He hugs her and tells her that he loves her and doesn't want anything to hurt her or Robert. Michelle asks about Danny's nightmare, but he doesn't want to talk about it. He just wants them all to be safe. He has all these different ideas but nothing that he thinks will work. He tells her that the clock is ticking and there has to be an answer. Michelle says if he rests, an idea will come to him. Danny calls May and tells her that the meeting is off. She says her boss will be disappointed and he better reconsider. She says he is making a dangerous decision and he better have a good reason. Danny tells her that the meeting is off again and she tells him that he doesn't have any choice in the matter. The feds will move with or without him and it is up to him whether he will go down with the others or not. Danny tells her she doesn't have enough on him and he doesn't know enough about the other families. He tells her he will meet with her boss but he needs time to see what he can find out about the others. May agrees but tells him that he doesn't have long. She is going out on a limb for him because they are friends. Danny tells her that they are most definitely not friends. Danny hangs up and tells Michelle that he bought them a little time. He is still worried. Michelle tells him they have the perfect baby boy and she is sure God would not have given them a son just to take his Daddy away. Danny says he should have been more aware of May's agenda and they wouldn't be in this mess. He tells her that he bought some time, but sooner or later he will have to deal with the feds.
In San Cristobel:
An aide tells Ed the council has reached its decision and the Chancellor will announce it on television. Ed tells Beth his future has been decided. Beth tells him he is the true heir and the council will rule in his favor. He says he thought that was how it would be until he lost his temper in front of them. She says Cassie was baiting him. Ed looks around and realizes he was out of control, especially when he looks at the trashed room. She continues to say everyone was pushing him and bad mouths Richard, Cassie and Reva. Ed is worried that with what Beth has seen in the past few hours, her confidence in him has to be shaken. Beth tries to talk to him. He tells her if she doesn't want to stand with him, he will understand. She tells him she has had a few doubts, but she has tried to see things through his eyes. So much of his life has been alien to hers. She has tried to imagine what he is going through, being denied his life's dream by others. When she looks at it that way, she understands. She tells him she won't let him face the council alone. Ed puts his coat on and tells her that his anger has served a purpose; it has made him focus. He knows this is the greatest challenge he will ever face and they go in to face the council together.
Richard walks into the throne room and tells Cassie the council is about to rule. Reva and Noah come into the room and sit to the side. Cassie is sure they will vote for a democracy and asks Richard if this announcement isn't just a formality. Richard says Ed has his partisans on the council and they may rule for him. He tells Cassie it isn't over. Ed comes in and says, "Well put, Richard."
The Chancellor starts his announcement and tells them that they have went over all the evidence and they don't think the principality is in the countries best interest any longer. He tells the people that the council agrees with their former Prince Richard and is recommending a democracy. The council tells them they will put it to a vote and will abide by the will of the people. He also announces that any Winslow will be barred from intervening in the election.
Noah congratulates Richard, but Richard says it is not over yet. Cassie asks Reva if she is okay. She says she is and Cassie says she feels victorious. Ed tells the cameraman to turn the camera back on. He greets the people and tells them that his brother has created chaos in their homeland and he is trying to stop it. He says in the interest of San Cristobel , he is abdicating the throne until the vote is completed because he doesn't want the people to see him as ruthless or power hungry. He wants the people to focus on the matter at hand. The people can decide whether to choose the principality or democracy. He says "God Bless San Cristobel" and ends his address. Richard says, "unbelievable". Lord Chancellor tells Ed this is highly irregular. Ed says he should be addressed as Mr. Winslow and he walks away. Beth asks what he was thinking and he tells her to holds him and looks upset. Cassie thinks Edmund's statement was self-serving. She thinks people will see through Edmund like she does. Richard tells her he is a master manipulator and she shouldn't forget that.
Friday, March 23, 2001
In San Cristobel:
At the hospital, Richard and Cassie are walking through the halls talking about Reva and how she doesn't want to leave until after the election. Cassie is worried about her and about Richard. He tells her that he truthfully cannot wait to get back to Springfield and start their lives anew. Cassie tells him that she misses their son and they cry together.
Reva's doctor comes in her room and tells her that her stunts were dangerous and she should really think about going home and taking it easy. Reva tells her she wont leave until everything is settled. Richard and Cassie come in and tell her that they are leaving very soon and so should she. She reluctantly agrees to go home. Noah tells Reva he will call and book a flight home and then they can call and let Josh know they are coming home.
Reva calls Josh and tells him they are coming home. She asks how the kids are. He tells her they are fine and will be waiting on her. Reva tells him that he and the kids will have to be there to pick up the pieces for her once again. He tells her that he will be there with the kids. He assures her that she is a good mom and it is her that the kids love, not her eyesight. Josh hands the phone over to Marah. Marah asks her mom to hurry home. Reva asks her if she understands her condition. Marah tells her she does and that she will be there to see for her. She tells her mom that she will care for her like Reva has always done for her. Reva laughs and asks if Marah is planning on running her into walls and such. Marah tells her that she loves her and they end their call. Reva apologizes for Noah having to hear her conversation with Josh. He tells her he understands. Noah tells her that he knows she is afraid but that everything will be fine.
Beth and Edmund are at the palace discussing his abdication of the thrown. He tells her that he just wanted to throw off Richard's claim about him (Edmund) just being after power. Beth asks Edmund if he tore up the room in a rage after just suspecting he lost, what will he do if he ultimately does. She is scared that he will hurt himself if things don't turn out the way he wants. Edmund tells her that before he may have but now, with her there, he knows he will be alright. Edmund tells Beth he wants her to have everything and to be there with him always. She backs away a bit from the commitment and Edmund apologizes. The phone rings and Beth goes to speak to Lizzie. Lizzie asks her when she will be coming home. Beth tells her she will be home soon and changes the subject to tell her how big the kittens have got. She asks Lizzie if Phillip is around and she puts him on the phone. Beth asks Phillip if he set that whole thing up with Lizzie asking her to come home. He tells her that he doesn't have to convince her children to miss her. Beth asks Phillip how Baby Jim is doing. He tells her that he is pulling himself up on the coffee tables and will soon be taking his first steps. Phillip asks if she would like him to bring the kids down to see her. He has some business so it wouldn't be a problem. He tells her he could stay in the hotel, she could see the kids, and he and Edmund could avoid each other. Edmund tells Beth to tell him to bring the children and he can stay at the palace. He promises Beth he will make himself scarce. Phillip tells Beth that they will fly down the next morning. Phillip hangs up and calls Edmund a manipulating SOB and thinks if he wants to play, he will play. On the other end, Edmund hangs up and calls Phillip a SOB.
Beth is happy that her kids will be coming down and she orders all of Lizzie's favorite foods and wants to go pick up some gifts. Edmund tells her that he will be around as much or as little as she wants while Phillip there. They kiss and she says she is grateful and she intends to show it. Beth leaves to pick up some presents and Edmund gets on the phone. He tells an aide that Phillip and the kids are coming down and he would like their rooms made up. He suggests they put Phillip in the room opposite his. He clarifies this by telling the aide he wants Phillip to have a clear view of his balcony.
Ray comes in looking for Tony. Catalina asks what is wrong but he tells her he can't tell her because it would mean breaking his vows. She asks him if she can help him at all or if anyone can. Before he can answer, Tony walks in and Ray goes to him. Catalina goes by and tells Tony to see if he can help Ray. Tony stares at Ray and asks what he had told her. Ray told him that he didn't say a thing but he isn't going to stand by and let Danny die. He informs Tony that he went to St. Michaels and said his last mass that morning. Tony tells Ray that if he tells what he knows he (Tony) will also be dead, not just Danny. Tony and Ray argue again. Ray tells Tony he prayed and the answer came to him. Ray tells him he has found his peace and he will not leave him. He promises him that he will stand by his brother. He reminds him that the decision he makes will affect him forever and he will have to live with it. Ray tells Tony that he came to the church because deep down he doesn't want the hit to go down. Tony tells him that wasn't it. Ray says that there were a lot of other churches in town but you came to mine. He tells him if Danny dies, Tony will see his face every day. He asks if he can live with that. Tony says he can live with whatever gets dished out to him. Ray tells him they can work through this together with God's help. Ray thinks that is the only way to save both of them (Tony and Danny).
Danny and Michelle walk in and say they have something very important they want to ask both of them. They tell them that they are getting married for the fourth time and want them both there. It will be very small with just them and Meta and Rick at Laurel Falls. Danny asks Tony to be his best man. Tony reluctantly agreed and ran out to stock the bar. Danny tells Ray that he will always be his best man but he wanted to make Tony feel included like a real member of the family. Ray asks Danny why the rush, he knows something is up. Danny tells him about May and how she is offering him a deal. Ray tells him to take it and get out of town. Danny tells him he wont rat out the other families but he had to stall the feds so he told them he would talk with them. Ray looked like he was going to warn Danny about the hit when Danny tells him that he and Michelle would like to have one happy day without thinking of things.
Olivia and Josh are talking about how upset Marah was when she came back in from seeing Tony. Marah comes in and Olivia asks if she wants some orange juice or something and leaves the room. Marah asks if that was so she could get a lecture. Josh tells her that there will be no lectures. She tells him the whole thing was her fault. She doesn't understand what is going on. She knows Tony loves her, but something is getting in the way and she will probably never know. Josh tells her that sometimes love just isn't enough. He tells her she will eventually find another love and move on whether she wants to or not. She asks if that is what happened to him and her mom. He tells her it is. Just then the phone rings, its Reva.
After the call, Marah is crying and Josh looks very shaken. Olivia goes to hug him and asks him how he is doing. He tells her how bad he feels and she thanks him for being honest with her. Josh tells her he is not going to go running back to Reva and she shouldn't worry about that. Olivia tells him she knows.