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Monday, March 24, 2003

Gus stares in disbelief as Lucia announces that she is his birth mother. Harley forces Alexandra to another room so Gus can talk with Lucia and then demands to know what Alexandra's role in all of this is. While Alexandra evades her questions, Lucia does as Alexandra pleaded and lies that Miguel is Gus' father. Gus falls for the lie but later, when Harley explains that the DNA test shows that Danny and Gus cannot be brothers, he realizes that Lucia is lying. Buzz offers Harley advice to temper her bitterness. When the phone he found in Alan's briefcase dials his own cell phone upon hearing Alan's voice, Phillip realizes that it was Alan who set up Olivia as the stalker and announces that he will never believe anything Alan says. Though Alan insists that he will always be his father, Phillip tells him and Alexandra that he is no longer a Spaulding, and is moving out and leaving the company. Alan blames Alexandra for this mess and vows to take back the company from her. A frantic Alexandra decides to get a more powerful drug to use on her brother. Michelle is touched to receive a gift of lovebirds from Danny but admits to Cassie that she's tired of his games. Danny asks Cassie for her help with Michelle so she asks Michelle to meet her tomorrow. Buzz offers Lucia a room at the boarding house.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Cassie's trick phone call about a house viewing allows Michelle the opportunity to "convince" Cassie to go take a look at the place. Surprised to see the house on the market is one she once called her dream house, Michelle is further surprised to find Danny inside with the keys for her. When she becomes angry with him for trying to manipulate her, he explains that he's trying to romance her, something he never did before. Bill hears about the surprise and guesses that Michelle has found her "happy ending." Handing her the cell phone he found in Alan's briefcase, Phillip boasts to Olivia that this is the evidence she needs to clear her name and nail Alan. After another argument with Alan in front of Alexandra, Phillip and Olivia meet with Ross about her case and tell him about the lipstick and the cloned phone. Escorting her to the rundown building on Fifth Street, Marah argues with Reva that this is her new home with Tony. Though Reva doesn't think it's safe and doesn't like the idea of her living with Tony, Marah boasts that she has no choice and that Josh has given his okay. Reva's caught off guard when she mentions a fashion show and realizes she only knew about it from "reading" Marah's mind. She turns to Felicia for advice about her sixth sense and decides to go to Europe to see an expert Felicia recommends. Tony's troubled when Marah talks about a career as a fashion designer. He admits that he'll be left out but she insists that she needs his support. Spiking his tea with the latest drug, Alexandra offers her upset brother the drink.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003
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Escorting her to the old museum building, Ben shows off his new place causing Marina to wish that she could live with him and his roommates. Downplaying the idea, Ben reminds her that he's been trying to stay on her father and grandfather's good side. Shayne arrives with Marah and is amazed by the potential of the place. Eden is the next to stop by the Fifth Street building and takes a moment to warn Marah that she thinks Tony may not want her to be successful in the fashion business. Marah's frustration grows when she hears Tony complaining to a sympathetic Eden about "sharing Marah" with the fashion biz. When Michelle angrily blasts Danny for trying to control her, Danny insists he bought the dream house for them so they can start over without "outside forces" pushing them to make decisions. Appreciative, Michelle is overwhelmed when Danny shows the bedroom scene he's set up, complete with a fire in the fireplace. Touched by what he has done, Michelle joins Danny in bed where they make love. When Lucia approaches Gus and Harley about spending time with him to get to know her son, Gus demands she be honest and tell him who his real father is. Hearing that Joe Augustino killed Miguel Santos, Lucia is angered and announces that Alan Spaulding is Gus' father.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

As the roommates start to move into the Fifth Street building, the battle of the sexes takes place as the women argue about where the men want to put the pool table, gym equipment and foosball table. As they argue, Reva leads a cleaning crew consisting of Holly, Cassie and Felicia. Josh then arrives with a state-of-the-art alarm system. Though Marah resents the way her mother took over, Tony points out she's being selfish. Josh agrees to back off when he learns that Reva's going to Europe to look into her sixth sense powers. Harley finds Gus paging through information about Alan's past. Alexandra panics when she finds Alan with Lucia at the mansion. She manages to convince Alan that he's too tired for a meeting and he leaves before Lucia can reveal that he is Gus' father. Alexandra then convinces Lucia not to tell anyone, especially Alan, about Gus. When Alexandra arrives at his room to give him more tea, she discovers he's gone. After making love, Phillip boasts to Olivia about his plans for his future. Gus runs into Phillip at Olivia's Bar and talks about his adoption, just as Phillip announces that he is no longer a Spaulding and thinks his former family is worthless. Just then, Alan arrives at the bar.

Friday, March 28, 2003

When a drugged Alan wanders into Olivia's Bar, demanding to speak to "his son," Phillip and Gus stare in disbelief. Phillip manages to slip out in hopes of leaving with Olivia before Alan spoils his day. Alan talks with Gus about the importance of family causing Gus to consider telling Alan that he's his son. Before he can stun him with the news, Alexandra discovers that Alan is gone from the mansion and rushes to the bar where she stops Gus. Gus warns Alexandra that he knows the truth and will choose the time and place for his announcement. Alexandra worries that her plan may not have enough time left. When she brings him home, a drugged Alan mistakes Edmund for an intruder and grabs a letter opener to threaten him. Phillip takes Olivia to a beach house that he has owned for quite a while. He talks about his hopes for a future with her and announces that he wants them to move into the cramped house which catches Olivia off guard. Having finished moving into the Fifth Street building, Tony and Marah celebrate by making love. Afterwards, Remy tells them both about the history of their new home and the curse that lies within the walls. When Marah worries, Tony decides to act and calls all the roommates together.

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