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Monday, February 25, 2002

Lillian is shocked that Lorelei knows the song she used to sing to Beth. No one else could know it because Lillian and Beth made it up. Phillip reminds her that Edmund was a very good teacher. Alan accuses them of not protecting Lizzie, nursing a con-artist back to health in Beth's bed. Lillian tells him about the song, but Alan is unfazed, insisting that they send Lorelei away. Lorelei tosses and turns in her sleep, calling out, "Momma?" Lillian says she'll "be right there." She tells Alan that it would be too hard on Lizzie to see her mother's look-a-like carted off to prison. Alan says they are not doing this for Lizzie, but for themselves. Phillip insists that if they nurse Lorelei back to health, then Lizzie can get closure. Alan leaves to catch a plane to Rio, threatening the worst if Lorelei is still there when he comes back. Lillian tries to make her patient take aspirin for her fever, but a delirious Lorelei pushes it away repeatedly. Lillian gets upset and says, "Beth, you have to, BETH!" She stops herself - "That's not Beth." Phillip understands Lillian's frustration, admitting he too sees Beth each time he looks at the impostor. Lorelei wakes and says hello to Phillip, telling him about her dream. They were in Arizona and baby Lizzie kept crying, and she found a pink bear by the jade plant near the garage. Phillip appears stunned by the revelation.
Lizzie sits with Lorelei, insisting that she is her mother and promising that the rest of the family will realize the truth in time. Lorelei cries, "Why won't they believe me?" They exchange "I love yous" as Lizzie lays down on the bed with her. Phillip watches the interaction, uneasy.

In the ER at Cedars, Catalina fears the worst as Ben holds her hand and tries to reassure her. She reminds Ben that "this baby means everything to me... and to you, too." Ben says he can get Marah on his own, he doesn't need Cat to keep Tony occupied. He insists they'll all be ok. Dr. Boudreau enters and Cat begs her to save her baby. Mel explains that Cat is experiencing premature labor, but she has given Cat an I.V. in order to stop the contractions. Her words are doubtful, however, and Cat picks up on that. "I have to keep this baby; it's my whole world." Ben tells her she won't lose the baby, but the doctor says all they can do is wait and see. When Mel leaves the room, Catalina prays, "God, please don't take my baby. Don't punish it for the lies I told Tony." Suddenly, Catalina sits up in pain, screaming, "Something's wrong! I think I'm bleeding!" Ben looks terrified as he runs out to get help. Several nurses accompany Mel into Cat's room to see that she is hemorrhaging and scared. They quickly take her to the OR for emergency surgery.
Catalina wakes up from the surgery and sees Mel beside her bed. Cat is confused and groggy as she asks what happened. Mel tries to be comforting as she apologizes for not being able to save the baby. Catalina cries helpless tears.

Alone in the dorm room, Tony professes his love for Marah, "I love you and you love me. Now that has to count for something." Marah resists, she doesn't see the point since they can never be together. Remy comes to the door to return Catalina's History book. He shakes Tony's hand and says "Congratulations" and "I'm sure you'll make a great father." He comments that Catalina will be a great mother - she has good instincts. After he leaves, Tony apologizes for the interruption, but Marah welcomed it, saying Remy brought them back to reality - she and Tony are not the only two people in the world, though she'd prefer it that way. She agrees that Tony will be a great dad; she's seen how good he is at taking care of the people he loves. She can't hold back the tears any longer, as Tony says, îI never wanted any of this." Marah reminds him that he has a family now and she is not a part of it. "You have to go," she insists. But Tony doesn't move. Marah says that family has to come first, and is frustrated that he can't see it that way. "We can't see each other anymore!" As she cries, Tony tells her how he never had a father growing up so he must be there for his child. He admits he loves this baby already... but he loves Marah too. "Well, you can't have us both," she reminds him. Tony looks trapped, blaming himself for all that has happened. Marah suggests that maybe it's supposed to be this way. He can't accept that, but she screams for him to leave. Shaking, Tony asks, "How do I say goodbye to you?" He asks Marah to promise she'll always remember him as "someone who always cherished you." Marah promises she will, as long as Tony leaves and never looks back. He promises as well.
In the hallway, Remy calls Mel at the hospital to find out what time they are meeting for dinner. Nurse Kathy tells him that Mel is in emergency surgery, while another nurse in the background asks Kathy for type A blood for a patient - Catalina Quesada. "Catalina?," Remy asks, not sure if he heard correctly. Kathy hangs up in a hurry. Remy goes to Marah's room and tells Tony that he thinks Cat is in the emergency room. Tony is confused, but reaches for his cell phone. He gets nowhere on the phone, so he panics, looking for his keys. Marah sees the state he's in and offers to drive him to the hospital.

The Marlers enter Company, frantic. The tell Frank the kids are missing and they can't find Marina either. Ross goes to Tory's room to see if she is there with the kids. Frank and Eleni can't believe Marina left the kids with a perfect stranger. Ross returns, saying Tory's not home, but promises Blake that his former assistant would never hurt the kids. Eleni is furious with her daughter's latest screw-up, "When is she going to grow up? I can't believe she did this!" Frank calms her, saying the first priority has to be finding the children. Then he demands that Ross tell him what reason Tory might have to do something like this; what set her off? Ross is hesitant. Frank asks where Tory may have taken them. Blake cries as she describes the twins' jackets and Clarissa's pajamas for the police report. Frank promises he'll find them. Marina and Shane are hit with a barrage of worried faces and questions as soon as they walk through the door. Marina says that Tory stopped by the house and agreed to take the kids off her hands so she wouldn't miss the concert. Tory said she would call to let the Marlers know, but apparently she didn't get through. "Calm down!," Marina demands, rolling her eyes. Frank tells Marina to take this seriously. She thought Tory was a friend, but Eleni quickly reminds her that Tory was fired recently. Marina didn't know. But, as a wave of guilt comes over her young face, she lets out a defiant, "So is it supposed to be like my fault that Tory just decided to take them somewhere?" Frank pulls her aside and reminds her that both he and the Marlers trusted her, but she let them down. "Maybe you're not as grown up as we all thought you were." He promises to finish with her later, but he has to concentrate on finding the kids. Marina rolls her eyes again, commenting to Shane, "God, you'd think those kids were dead or something." Shane is not amused, "They're just worried." Marina realizes she's screwed up... again.
Ross tries to comfort Blake who notes that it's very cold outside. Ross says he's sorry and that he should have seen this coming. An angry Blake vows to "deal with Tory personally," once she is found. Frank announces that he's sent out an APB. Eleni offers the Marlers food, but Blake is sick of sitting around. She puts on her coat, ready to go look for her children. They suggest places Tory may have taken the kids - the pizzeria, the carousel, etc. They all agree to split up and search for them. Ross grabs his cell phone to see if Tory left a message. Blake tells him not to bother, "She's already left us a message, Ross. And we haven't heard the end of it."

Tory carries Clarissa into a dark room. The twins are afraid of the spooky warehouse, until Tory turns on the lights, illuminating carousel horses covered with cobwebs. She tells the boys to pick a horse and they'll have a "snow derby horse race." Tory narrates the race between the kids, who love every minute of it. They're about to start a second race when Tory gets an idea. She flips another switch on the wall and carnival music starts to play. The kids are excited and giddy. Tory smiles, kisses Clarissa on the cheek, "I always knew I'd make a great mommy."
Ross and Blake enter the dark warehouse, and flip on the lights. No one is there, even though they saw tire tracks in the parking lot. Ross dials Frank on his cell as Blake spots something on one of the horses. It's Jason's mitten! Excited, Blake yells to Ross, "They were here!" Ross agrees, and adds that if Tory brought them here, it wasn't a malicious kidnapping. Ross holds Blake as she pleads, "I just want my babies."

Edna, a female officer searches through paperwork on a desk, certain she left the fingerprint reports there. From his cell, Edmund calls to her and asks if he can make a phone call. Even though it's against the rules, she lets him use her cell. He calls someone, tells them he's in jail and asks for help. Minutes later, Olivia arrives to visit him, smiling wide at seeing Edmund behind bars. Edmund asks his former business associate to post bail, reminding her that, after all, she owes him for her success with the Harbor Project. Olivia sees things differently, blaming Edmund for ruining her marriage by involving the mob. They stop arguing long enough for Olivia to deny his request for help, "I think you're exactly where you belong." Edmund says that when he gets out, he will go to San Cristobel - where the monarchy is restored and where he has a brother he's never met. Olivia calls his bluff, "Bull," she retorts. Alan told her what Edmund did to his family, exploiting Beth's memory, hiring an impostor to steal the Spaulding fortune. She can't forgive him for that. Edmund admits he made a mistake, but says that if he could get out on bail, he'd take Lorelei away from Springfield for good. Olivia smiles, cunningly, "my, my, Edmund's in love!" Edmund doesn't deny it, but promises they'll leave town immediately and no one will be hurt. He reminds her that she was given a second chance, so doesn't he deserve one too? Olivia ponders the question for a half second before she says, no, you can "sit tight and rot."

At Company, Alan complains that the airport is closed because of "a little snow." He is anxious to get to Rio to see Olivia in a "teeny bikini," sunning on the balcony of his hotel room. Olivia corrects him - they'll have separate rooms. She mentions her visit with Edmund and how he begged her to spring him, but she refused. Alan likes her attitude, adding that right now, in his guest room, Lorelei is "playing Lillian and Phillip like a violin." Olivia offers to help with his unwanted guest - and he "wouldn't even have to lift a finger... well except to dial." Olivia explains that as long as Edmund is in jail, Lorelei isn't going anywhere, but if he gets out, he will take Lorelei away, perhaps to San Cristobel. Alan counters that if he sets Edmund free, "Phillip will have a fit." However, Alan can't resist a word Olivia says. He praises her for not being "a sentimental female. I love the way we think alike."

Edna approaches Edmund's cell and unlocks the door, telling her prisoner that he is free to go - Alan Spaulding has dropped the charges. Edmund is ecstatic. He sets off to find Lorelei and get out of Dodge, "Phillip be damned!"

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Catalina is adamant that she cannot lose her baby. Ben tries to comfort her and get her to accept that it's already happened. Mel, thinking that Ben is the father of Catalina's baby, is confused as to why her patient thinks the baby's father will leave her when he learns of the miscarriage. When Tony arrives at the hospital, Catalina realizes that he does not know of the miscarriage, and tells him that the baby is OK. A relieved Tony pledges his support to Catalina and the baby, and promises to be a good father. While Ben tries to keep Marah from going in to see Tony and Catalina, she insists - but Ben has not had the opportunity to tell her of the miscarriage. When Catalina tells Marah that everything is OK, Ben keeps mum about what he knows.

As they're leaving the hospital, Ben and Marah agree that sleeping together would have been a mistake. He hopes they can still see one another, and Marah agrees that they can. After Ben leaves, Tony emerges from Catalina's hospital room to find Marah. Catalina overhears the couple admitting that they will always love one another. After their heartfelt goodbye, Marah tells Tony to go back inside "your baby needs you. He'll always need you."

After lecturing Gus on community relations, Harley turns her attention to the Marlers. The couple has come for help in finding their "kidnapped" children. While Gus treads lightly, reluctant to call the situation a kidnapping, Harley calls in the night shift to search for the children. When Tory and the kids turn up at the Marler house, Gus has a few words for Harley about throwing the book away on this case.

Blake and Ross rush home to their children. No worse for the wear, the children don't even realize their parents thought them missing. Ross declines to have Tory arrested, but issues her a stern warning to stay away from his family. When Blake finds out that Tory was let off Scot free, she is incredulous. She wants Tory arrested to "pay the price."

The Bauers stage a welcome home celebration for Danny. When Rick goes to Company to pick up food for his sister and brother-in-law, he finds Mel there. She is there to have dinner with her brother. But when Rick leaves, Remy makes it clear to Mel that he does not approve of her relationship with the doctor by mocking the couple. When Rick decides to return to Company to dine with Mel and her brother, Remy makes a hasty exit leaving no question about it -- he doesn't want to dine with Rick.

Michelle wants Danny to tell her about his conversation with Carmen. Danny agrees to tell her, but warns her that she is not going to like what she is about to hear.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Josh and Reva are in the palace garden on their way to Singapore. They discuss how Cassie and Richard will be better off and that they get to keep Will. Josh reminds her that San Cristobel has been an important part of their lives too. Josh reminisces about the earthquake and his reaction to her being hurt. But he told Reva that he knew she was alive. She remembers when she called out from beneath the palace floor and Josh answered, she felt it was a lifeline. Reva said she couldn't imagine not loving him even though she argued with Noah that her feelings for Josh didn't exit. Cassie and Richard enter the garden and see Josh and Reva. Cassie is excited to see them. Josh wanted to know what their plans are. Reva said she knows exactly what they should do. Reva suggests that they should move back to Springfield. They try to compare Springfield and San Cristobel. Reva has ideas that Richard could help Josh and Cassie could work at WSPR and have her own show by interviewing heads of states and royalty. But Cassie would rather stay in San Cristobel. Cassie felt she is the reason that all of this has happened and because she could not give Richard a child. Cassie sheds tears because of leaving the island and remembering when she lived in a foster home. She knows going back to Springfield she has to deal with all of the old stuff. Reva said you have to do what you have to do and you give it your best. Cassie is trying to figure out why Sarah gave her away. Reva knows there is nothing she can do for what Sarah did to Cassie, but Reva made Sarah a promise that she would find Cassie. Reva took off her necklace and gives it to Cassie as a reminder that Sarah did love her.

Reva returned to the garden where she asked Josh what kind of papers he had. He told Reva that Olivia sent them to him by messenger.

Cassie shows Richard a daily plan as the President's wife and says it seems strange they have to leave. She feels that Alonzo should have the palace. She says she will miss having her day planned down to the second. But Richard assures her that she can make her own choices. Cassie fees unsure about the future. Cassie apologizes that she should remember how it would affect Richard's life as well. But Richard reminds her that she always put herself first and he will now have time to help her. He said when she decides what she wants to do he will be right by her side. Richard takes her hand and wants to show her a surprise.

Frank tells Elena they found all three kids and they are fine. But Frank is upset because Maria gave the kids to Tory Granger. They are both worried about how Marina is going to turn out. But Frank doesn't feel that things are as bad as they seem. Frank tells Elena that he knows how kids are and that Marina is a combination of her and Harley. He feels she is having problems because of their breakup and, maybe they could fix it for her. Elena said they should be partners for Marina's sake. Frank agrees.

Shayne approached Marina at Company where she is working. She tells him her parents are suffocating her because she has to bust tables too. She thinks it is not all her fault what Tory did. She thinks it is ridiculous and blames Elena because she tells Frank how rotten she is. Marina wishes her mom would disappear. Shayne said if he could help her out, the days would get better...starting with Algebra. Romeo catches Marina's eye as he enters Company. Shayne told her that he is with the mob and to stay away. Marina says she forgot she has a paper to do. Shayne exits and says he will be right back. After he exits Company, she asked Romeo what she could get him. Marina reintroduced herself to Romeo and asked if he remembers her. Marina asked Romeo if he is into dangerous stuff. She wants to know if she could help him out and that Frank would never know. Romeo whispers and tells her to get him that cup of coffee. She brings the coffee and tells him it is on her. She is begging Romeo for a job. Romeo agreed. He tells her he has a bag and wants her to hold the bag and not show it to anyone. Marina thinks this is easy. She took the bag and was in the process of opening it when Frank comes over, and she lost the chance to look inside. Shayne enters and sits with Marina. Marina wants Shayne to do a favor and asked him to take the bag and she will meet him outside. She warned him to not look in it. Shayne exits with bag. Outside of Company, Romeo takes the bag and tells Shayne to get lost. Romeo enters restaurant and tells Marina she failed. She wanted another chance, but Romeo said no and exited.

Danny and Michelle are at home talking about Carmen and the fire. Danny said Carmen denied having anything to do with the fire at the warehouse. But Danny told Michelle that he had a run in with one of her thugs at the warehouse. Michele said she knew that Carmen was involved. But Danny said that Carmen didn't know that he was gong to be at the warehouse. Danny attempted to calm Michelle by explaining that he made a deal with Carmen. Danny exits to take care of Robby who is crying. Carmen enters. Carmen brought his favorite dish from the restaurant. But Michelle is suspicious. Michelle reminds Carmen that Danny told her not to come anywhere near them. Danny enters and told Carmen that she broke the rules already and all bets are off now. Danny shuts the door in her face. Danny wants to forget about it, but Michelle continues the conversation. Aggravated, Danny said he could handle her. She wants him to call the police or she will. Danny listened as Michelle discussed Carmen and how they are fighting about obnoxious things. Danny said they are a regular married couple that fights about the evil mother-in-law. Michelle decided not to call the police on Carmen and that maybe in time she will feel differently about Carmen and her own mother. Danny said to Michelle that miracles could happen.

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Thursday, February 28, 2002

Much to Harley's surprise, Gus arrives at the Marler house with Tory in tow. The detective explains that he hopes to facilitate a discussion that will sort everything out. While Blake and Tory exchange heated words, Gus watches Ross for his reaction. After Blake and Tory nearly go to blows, Harley decides that Tory should leave the house, but warns her not to leave town. While Harley tries to reassure Blake, Gus questions Ross about his relationship with Tory. Although he admits that he led his young assistant on, Ross stops short of admitting to Gus that he slept with Tory.

Josh and Olivia's divorce is final. And while Josh is relieved, he feels like a failure none the less. It seems that he has realized that he has never allowed himself to be alone, and he wonders what that says about him. Reva encourages him to go find himself - and assures him that she will be waiting in Springfield. With that, Josh decides to go to Singapore by himself.

When Edmund realizes that Phillip has Lorelei, he heads for the mansion to rescue her. Phillip has called Rick over to check on Lorelei, but warns the doctor "she thinks she's Beth." When Rick goes into see Lorelei, she is in Beth persona, and is certain that her friend will help her convince the others of her true identity. When Rick injects her with a sedative, Beth feels betrayed telling Rick and Phillip "after everything Bradley, and Carl, and Edmund did to me, you were the only two I could trust." While Lorelei is alone in the room, Edmund enters through a window and tries to wake her. At first, her Beth persona pushes Edmund away, but when Lorelei takes over, she is relieved to see him. While trying to get Lorelei out of the room, Edmund is caught by Phillip who demands that he let her go, then throws him out of the mansion. While a confused Lorelei is looking in the mirror, she is confronted by Beth who introduces herself and adds "it's time we met."

Alonzo wants Richard and Cassie to stay in San Cristobel , but their minds are made up - they're returning to Springfield. While saying their good byes, Alonzo manages to convince Richard that he should at least accept the position of Ambassador at Large, and operate from Springfield. The prince then says a heartfelt good bye to his son, Will. Cassie seems to be at loose ends, feeling she needs to find something. Richard reminds her that she is not going to find what she's looking for in San Cristobel , and she can start her search by returning to Springfield. As the couple says a bittersweet good bye to their home, it is apparent they are a prince and princess without a country.



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Friday, March 1, 2002

Round 1: Catalina vs. Ben and Maria
At Infierno, Tony tells Catalina how happy he is that she and the baby are ok. He promises to take care of them. Ben arrives, bringing homework assignments for the absent Catalina. Tony leaves them alone so Ben can go over the work with her. Once he is out of the office, Ben confronts Catalina. He can't believe she hasn't told Tony the truth yet. "You call ME a liar? You could write a book!" Catalina admits she is desperate. She was going to tell Tony at the hospital, but she saw how concerned he was, and how sweet. Ben interrupts, accusing her of playing Tony for a sucker. Catalina reassures Ben that Tony cares more for her every day and eventually he'll forget about Marah and want only her. Ben admires her determination. "Or is it self-delusion?" Catalina denies it, insisting that it is love. She warns Ben that he better help her keep Tony any way he can "because this isn't just MY problem, is it?" Ben may lose Marah if he doesn't play along. Ben reminds her that he paid his friends - the bet's off. Catalina scrutinizes, "Don't tell me you've developed feelings for Marah?" She seems hurt, "God what is it about Marah that makes all you men idiots?!" They agree it's in both their best interests if Cat is with Tony and Ben with Marah. But Ben doesn't see a way out. Cat can't fake an entire pregnancy. Will she fake another miscarriage down the road?
Maria enters the restaurant and sits with Tony. She reminds him that he and Catalina missed dinner with her last night. Tony apologizes for forgetting, explaining that Catalina was in the hospital with cramps. Maria asks if the baby is ok. "Perfecto," Tony beams.
Tony takes Maria into the office where Cat introduces Ben. Maria seems very concerned as she asks how Catalina is feeling. Catalina assures her that she and the baby are fine. Ben and Tony leave. Maria, the typical grandmother, offers to make Cat some tea, "This will take care of everything." She leaves the room, and Catalina repeats abuella's words, "This will take care of everything? Oh my God."
When Maria returns with the tea, Cat is skeptical. When Maria asks what is wrong, Catalina asks what is in this tea. Maria explains it's from a friend in Cuba - an old family recipe. "For what?," Catalina asks, suspiciously, saying that when she drank that tea last night, she ended up in the hospital. Maria laughs, as Cat continues, "You wanted me to miscarry. and I almost did because of you!" Insulted, Maria fights fire with fire, "Are you crazy? After I treated you like my own daughter!" Catalina accuses her of not approving of the way she got pregnant as a means to keep Tony, so she poised her. Enraged, Maria tells Catalina to have the tea tested, saying all you'll find is "love from me!"

Round 2: Phillip vs. Edmund
Pinned against the wall, Edmund promises he'll leave town with Lorelei; "Isn't that what you want?" Phillip never wants to see Edmund again, but Lorelei is sick, and he refuses to let him take her. Edmund heatedly retorts, "Lorelei is sick," not Beth; "Remind me again why you care." Phillip backs off as Edmund coldly reminds him that the woman in his guest room is Lorelei, the woman who played the Spauldings for fools, the woman who lied and pretended to be the great love of Phillip's life, etc. Phillip accuses Edmund of forcing an innocent Lorelei into playing along in his sick game. Edmund takes offense, blaming Phillip for destroying Beth's life - he made her weak. "She needs you like she needs a hole in the head. Give it up, Phillip. Give her up." Phillip threatens to have Edmund shot for trespassing. Edmund accuses Phillip of wanting Lorelei out of spite. A fed up Phillip vows to make it his "life's mission to grind you into the dust," enlightening his nemesis that the divorce papers Lorelei signed are now null and void (since Beth is really dead). Edmund won't see a single penny from her estate. Edmund confesses he doesn't care about the money, he just wants to leave with Lorelei. Phillip warns, "You are not taking her anywhere," as he physically tries to stop Edmund from leaving the room. Edmund gives him a hard shove and rushes out. Phillip gets up from the floor and follows, furious. In the hallway, two servants, including the cook with a butcher knife, corner Edmund. Phillip catches up and orders his removal from the premises.

Round 3: Lorelei vs. Beth
Lorelei looks in the mirror and does a double-take at her own image. She shakes the eerie feeling of seeing Beth instead of herself, until the image speaks to her. "Hello, Lorelei. I think it's about time we met, don't you?" Lorelei blames the fever for her apparent hallucination, but the image of Beth continues, "You're me and I'm you." After the flood in Mexico, Beth realized she had made such a mess out of things that she invented Lorelei Hills as a way to protect herself - to survive. Lorelei is visibly shaken, denying what she hears. Beth's image goes on, "I don't need you anymore. I want to exist. There can't be two of us. You have to go." Lorelei starts pacing, nervously. Beth asks her questions about her past, saying she never gave her one. "What did you wear to your prom? Who was your date?" Lorelei is shocked that she has no answers. Beth thanks Lorelei for helping her through the last few months. She couldn't have come this far without her. Lorelei was strong and brave, all the things Beth couldn't be. But the family has been without Beth for too long. Beth apologizes, but tells Lorelei, "You have to go." Lorelei raves, "You can't erase me! I like it here. maybe YOU should go!" She is quick to remind Beth that she is much stronger than Beth ever was, "I don't surrender!" In her rage, Lorelei covers the mirror with a blanket. Beth's voice begs from underneath as Lorelei stares in disbelief.
Phillip brings a tray of food to Lorelei's room, but his patient is nowhere to be found. After closing the open window, Phillip tells a guard to ask the staff if they saw her on the grounds. As he starts to leave, Phillip tells him to never mind. Alone in the room, Phillip tells himself, "The hell with it. I don't care where you are."
Edmund sulks over his drink at Infierno. A hand reaches in front of his face, stealing an olive from the glass. Edmund turns to find Lorelei, beaming. "Lorelei! You're back!" Moving in for a kiss, "Back for good, Eddie. back for good."

Round 4: Shane vs. Marah
Shane pays Marah a visit, delivering her allowance from Mom. Shane is well aware Reva sends him to the college on these errands so often, so that he'll take a liking to Springfield U. and decide not to go away to school. The typical older sister suggests college in Alaska or Florida full of "pretty girls in bikinis." A subdued Shane utters, "There's some pretty girls here in Springfield," implying more than just an observation. Marah guesses he has found a girlfriend. Shane mutters a shy, "Maybe." The older, wiser sister reminds him that when it comes to relationships, "'Maybe' doesn't cut it. You're either in or you're out." Shane sees the hypocrisy and accuses Marah of constantly being "in" and "out" of love with Tony. Marah states plainly that she and Tony are over. for good. Tony is with Catalina. Returning back to the latest gossip, Marah asks about this mystery girl. Shane implies is it someone she knows. She probes, he hesitates, but finally admits it's Marina. Marah warns him to take it slow because you never know how things are going to turn out. Shane agrees, adding, "Like you can't choose who you're gonna fall in love with." That hits home with Marah, "Don't I know it." Shane leaves, promising details later. After closing the door, Marah sighs, "Ben, why can't I like you the way I like Tony?"
In the hallway, Mel sees Ben approach Marah's room. She says hi, adding that she was just visiting Remy but wanted to check on Catalina. She informs Ben that losing a child can be just as traumatic on the father as it is on the mother. She asks Ben how he's holding up. Ben seems confused, "Me?"
Carrying toiletries in a basket, Marah opens her door a bit, but stops to grab something else.

Round 5: Holly vs. Tory
Outside Company, Buzz grabs Holly and kisses her. He thanks her for making him go to England to visit Rocky and Coop. He was elated that they were so glad to see him, and Buzz was relieved to see his kids happy there. Buzz did realize he wants a relationship with his kids, and that staying away from them might not be for the best after all. Speaking from experience, Holly agrees. The couple bring their suitcases inside and Buzz suggests they go to his place. Holly says she has to call her daughter first - Blake must be going crazy since Tory took her kids. Speaking of the devil, Holly spots Tory sitting at a table and approaches her. "Well, if it isn't the local kidnapper." "Takes one to know one," Tory retorts with a phony smile. She explains that it was merely a misunderstanding, and Blake is in denial about Ross and Tory's relationship. Holly comments on her vivid imagination. Tory adds that Holly is an intelligent woman and she of all people should believe that Ross and she were together - after all, she knows what Ross is capable of. Tory gets up from the table. Holly rushes toward the door, telling Buzz she has to go. Confused, Buzz can't stop her.

Round 6: Blake vs. Tory
Blake speaks low into the receiver, "We have unfinished business to discuss?" Ross's cell phone rings, but he takes it into the other room, leaving Blake alone. From her catbird seat at Company, Tory explains that Kevin left his toy in her car the other night. Blake recalls the night her children were kidnapped by Ross's former assistant. Tory ignores the comment, offering to deliver the toy to the Marlers' home. "I don't want you anywhere near my home," Blake warns. She suggests someplace neutral and public. Blake agrees to meet her at Company. Tory hangs up with a sly smile, mocking Blake's tone, "Someplace neutral and public. God, Blake, you just make things so easy for me."
Blake arrives at Company and cuts to the chase. "I'll take the toy." Tory smiles, "And I'll take your husband." Blake is not amused. She reminds Tory that she'll never have Ross and suggests she seek help "because you have problems." Blake starts to leave, when Tory stands and says in a loud, innocent voice, "Don't threaten me. Don't you dare try to threaten me!" "ME threaten YOU?," Blake asks, in disbelief. Tory eyes the on-looking diners and yells louder so all can hear, "You say such hurtful things." etc. Knowing a drama queen when she sees one, Blake calls her out, telling her she knows what Tory's trying to do, but it's not going to work. Buzz plays referee, breaking the argument up. But Tory is relentless at playing the victim, "Just keep her away from me! You are a sick and dangerous woman, Blake, and you need help!" Tory runs for the door, leaving all eyes fixed on Blake. Enraged at the scene, Blake runs after Tory. Buzz tries, but he's equally as helpless in stopping the daughter as he was in stopping her mother.
Outside, Tory stops as Blake catches up. "What is your problem now?," Blake asks as Tory eyes Buzz in the doorway and customers going in. Tory starts to say something as she reaches for Blake's sleeve. Blake shakes her off, slapping her hand in defense. Tory falls down, dramatically screaming in the same victim voice, "Oh! She pushed me! What is wrong with you?!" Tory pleads with her concerned audience, "Please, somebody, get her away from me!" Again, all eyes are on Blake, who looks down on Tory with disgust.

Round 7: Ross vs. Holly
Gus pays Ross a visit to apologize for offering to pressure Tory into leaving town. He realized that's not exactly the style of an honest citizen and family man. Gus comments that Tory's "either a really good liar. or a psychopath." The detective warns Ross, however, that he may not be able to solve his problem alone. "unless you stop being so nice." Ross invites Gus in, where his visitor humbly admits he has respect for the lawyer, despite their past. Gus again offers his services, this time as a favor that can one day be returned. "A deal with the devil?," Ross inquires. He thanks him for coming, and shows him out as Holly arrives. Ross tells her Blake isn't home. Holly says that's ok, "I want to talk to YOU." Knowing her son-in-law so well, she cuts to the chase, noting that she expects an honest answer. She says that it was obvious Tory was attracted to Ross from the start, and Ross encouraged her. Now she claims they slept together. Holly looks Ross in the eye and asks, "Did you sleep with the girl? Yes or no?"

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