Today's recap was provided by Marina Lawson
Viki is pecking away at her laptop and is looking out the window for Ben, who appears with a rose. They make small talk about the rose he's picked, how he was performing surgery (picking the rose) and Viki giddily asks him how the patient is, which segues into Ben observing surgery at the hospital. Viki continues to moon over him and invites Ben to come live with her (which is still so un-Viki-like and makes me nauseous). Ben, like me, can't believe that very proper Victoria Lord Carpenter is asking him to "shack up." Viki bobs her head like one of those car ornaments.
Clint is bidding adieu to his girlfriend, trying to convince her to stay, but she's determined to get back to business. Besides (I really like this woman, she has a lot of class), Dallas doesn't feel she fits in while Clint becomes a grandpa and a father-in-law.
In the other room, Asa is trying to reach Nora and is irritated to find that Nora isn't in. Asa wants his son found now.
Nurse Ester's House
Blair and Max are trying to convince Nurse Ester that they're Sam and Nora. They lamely try to explain the reason they don't look like the photos is plastic surgery after a terrible accident. Nurse Ester doesn't buy it and puts out a zinger; she wants to know if they paid extra for the shifty looks. Max and Blair continue to try to pull the wool over her eyes and she threatens to call the police. Nurse Ester guesses the whole thing is about money and Max and Blair finally admit it, but Blair goes further; she tells Nurse Ester about the aneurysm and tries to pull a sympathy ploy. The doorbell rings. It's Sam and Nora.
Max and Blair hide in the next room as Nurse Ester shows Sam and Nora in the room. They begin to exchange information about Renee and her delivery, including Renee's past history as a Madame. Sam confirms that she was present for the delivery. (Blair and Max are listening in the next room). Nurse Ester's details are clear and Nora asks if she remembers the adoptive parents? Nurse Ester abruptly excuses herself to make tea for Sam and Nora.
Kevin is watching Grace dance solo and applauds when she finishes. Grace invites him to dance and the conversation is really boring as she gets Kevin to dance.
Viki tells Ben she isn't all that proper. (I still don't buy this relationship; Viki is too willing to dismiss Ben's past and refers to him as "cute"). Ben agrees to move in and they kiss for the 10,000th time in this scene.
Grace is dancing with Kevin and he compares himself to Bo (no one dances like Bo). The conversation continues to be a snoozer and Kevin puts major moves on Grace, which she rejects.
Ben asks if Viki has any routine and she continues to look at him like a lovesick kid. They kiss, they sit on the couch, they stack their legs, and she moons at him again. Ben then starts to seduce Viki and he suggests they check out the spare bedrooms. They make out again. Clint and Jessica enter the room and catch them in their makeout session. Clint and Viki look uncomfortable.
Nurse Ester's House
Nurse Ester makes tea and makes small talk. Nora cuts to the chase and asks if she can remember the name of the adoptive parents. She hems and haws and says the name went out of her head. Sam offers her money, but she says it's not about money. It's amazing that she remembered so much detail and now can't remember the name of the parents. Nurse Ester continues to stonewall Sam and Nora about how she can get the records and they offer to come back. Nurse Ester suggests that they go to a hotel and come back later. Sam and Nora agree.
Once Sam and Nora are gone she tells Blair and Max she wants $100,00 in cash, up front.
Viki tries to recover her embarrassment at being caught and tells Jessica she wasn't expecting her home so soon (obviously). Ben mumbles something lame and Jessica looks at Ben and then at her Dad (Clint looks like he wishes he were somewhere else). Jessica says she wants to say something to Viki and her Dad and Ben tries to excuse himself. Viki protests and Jessica tells him not to go. Clint still looks uncomfortable. They all go into the den and Jessica tells them to close their eyes. She brings out a little pink shirt; the baby is a girl. Clint and Viki are delighted and Ben looks on as they go on about Jessica and what a great kid she was. Viki suddenly looks pensive and Jessica asks her what the matter is? Viki leaves the room and now Ben is looking uncomfortable at the family scene.
The doorbell rings and it's Asa, who immediately starts in on Grace and how she brought misery to town. Grace looks at him defiantly.
Nurse Ester's House
Blair can't believe she wants $100,000. Max says they can't get the money tonight. Blair offers to cut her in on the deal when they get their money. Nurse Ester smells the fear and desperation. Blair asks Nurse Ester if she wants Max's aneurysm to burst (I, for one would like to see it happen soon; I can't believe that Max would allow himself to be sucked in by Blair to do something so underhanded and hideous to Renee. Renee has been like a mother to him) and Nurse Ester tells Max and Blair they should get the money before she gets it from Sam and Nora. Max and Blair scurry away like the rats that they are.
Grace stands up to Asa, (which has turned out to be her thing). Asa attacks the Rappaports, Grace stands up to him, Asa insults, Grace fights back, Asa leaves. The baby cries which saves us from Grace continuing her tirade. Kevin is amused (of course he is, he has no family loyalty) and Asa and Renee go to leave when Kevin informs him that Sam and Nora have gone to Vegas. Renee reminds him about Jessica's engagement party, but Asa has a mission.
Clint and Jessica are talking about her baby girl. Clint is great as he tells her that he'll have to take back a couple of the "boy" gifts, like the cowboy hat. Jessica nixes that, she wants her daughter to have the hat and wants her Dad to teach the baby to ride. As they talk about Jess's childhood, Ben is in the background looking uncomfortable. Viki comes back into the room with a pink blanket that belonged to Megan. Viki explains to Ben who Megan was. Jess is thrilled with the blanket and says she wants to name the baby Megan Victoria. Clint and especially Viki are moved to tears (Ben is still on the fringe, looking like a portrait). This whole scene is a killer because you know what's coming up around the bend, what dogs the writers are! Viki and Clint hug Jessica.
A Vegas Hotel
Sam and Nora are grossing me out talking about going up to their room and Sam takes Nora to "show her something."
Max and Blair come into the casino. Blair reminds Max he's a gambling addict. They decide to hock their jewelry, max out the credit cards and go for the big spin.
Kevin is practicing his dancing and Grace comes into the room with the baby. Kevin apologizes for his grandfather and Grace tells Kevin to go home; Asa has spoiled the mood, but Kevin knows it's more than that. Kevin thanks her for the great time and leaves. As he pauses outside, he watches from the outside as Grace dances with the baby. Why she can't see his big fat face in the window, I don't know.
Jessica excuses herself to put things away in the nursery. Viki goes back to kiss Ben AGAIN and apologizes for not being able to show him any spare bedrooms (yuck). Ben knows it's too early for him to be moving in (at least one of them has sense, too bad it's not the older one of this couple). Ben goes to get ready for the party and they make out some more.
Asa tells Renee to hurry up and get ready. Clint comes in and asks where they're going? Asa tells him they have to make up for lost time and that they're going to Vegas to find Nora and Sam. Clint asks him about Jessica's party and Asa says he'll make it up to her. Asa and Renee leave and Clint goes into the living room. He pours himself a drink and drinks to Jessica's baby, Megan Victoria.
A Backyard in Vegas
Sam takes Nora to the backyard of the house he grew up in. Please let me say that I can't stand that she looks at Sam the way she used to look at Bo.
Max and Blair take their wad of cash and buy chips.
Thursday, May 27, 1999
Lindsay told Dorian that
Bo must never learn that
she altered his test results. Dorian advised Lindsay to get
some sleep and gave her a powerful sleeping pill. After
accidentally picking up Dorian's cell phone, Lindsay
rushed to the hospital and attempted to stop Matthew's
DNA test. Delphina visited Dorian and predicted tragedy
ahead for a blonde woman. Joey worried about going to
Jessica and Cristian's engagement party at the
Crossroads and running into Sophia. Kelly was able to
convince Joey to go to the party and Joey's nightmare
came true when Sophia showed up. Will continued to feel
left out when he heard Jessica and Cristian tell Carlotta
what they decided to name the baby. Blair and Max hit
the casino to try to raise the money to pay off Ester.
After blowing their own money, Blair found a $100 chip
that Max managed to turn into the fortune they needed.
Meanwhile, Sam and Nora returned to Ester's and were
frustrated when she didn't answer the door. After getting
her money, Ester turned all the birth records over to Max
and Blair and they were shocked to discover the identity
of the Buchanan heir.
Friday, May 28, 1999
Today's recap was provided by Diane Hopkins
Crossroads--Jessica's Engagement Party
Téa and John have finally made an appearance in Llanview, at the Crossroads, all loving and
kissing. Roseanne appears upset as she looks at them and then looks away, she's
jealous. Cristian and Jessica are kissing as, across the room, Viki and Clint converse about
their baby, Jessica. They seem very happy to be grandparents again.
Everything's changing, he says, and Viki agrees.
What a strange sight,
Joey, Sophia and Will, all together. Kelly introduces herself to Sophia. Sophia
for Joey as she uses Will in her plot to deceive Kelly, prentending that she is Will's girlfriend. But all of a
Joey says, you guys don't have to lie for me. Kelly thinks that Joey and
barmaid have slept together, they look guilty. Kelly runs out of the bar and Joey follows her and
explains himself to Kelly. He explains that it was a mistake he got drunk
he slept with Sophia. He says it wasn't cheating. Kelly seems to
after he explained, but then
she punches Joey hard in the stomach and walks away.
He doubles over with pain as Kevin walks
to see how he's doing and tells Joey how Asa walked into Sam's house and screwed up everything between Grace and himelf.
explains about Kelly, that she found out about Sophia, Kevin laughs about the fact that Kelly hit him.
is talking to Sophia, she says Clint is going to take Viki away from him.
Clint is wondering about Viki's choice of clubs to hang out in, Viki explains it was Jessica's choice to have the party here. Kevin
up and explains about Kelly and how she decked Joey. Viki excuses
to go to Ben. Kevin says Kelly has a dangerous right. Viki walks up to
lovingly. Ben admits he is a little jealous of her time with Clint, which makes Viki happy. Will has a pager and
Jessica to page him when she has the baby. Roseanne slithers up to Will and tells him
he is out of the picture.
Viki and Carlotta talk about Ben and Viki,
Carlotta is teasing Viki. She thinks he's a keeper and a looker. Téa and
John walk up and greet them. Carlotta tries to get Viki to do karaoke,
everyone cheers Viki on, but she gives a speech instead. Viki is so
of the loving engaged couple. Ben watches as Viki is so happy, making her
speech. She can't wait for the baby to come. Will stands by, tormented.
finally speaks up and says he is the biological father. Viki tried to clear up
matters and include Will, but Cristian walks up to Will, getting in his face and asking what the problem is. Will stands up to
Cristian, he feels left out of the baby's life. Will and Cristian fight
Roseanne insinuates that it is Jessica's fault. Will is screaming as
leaves the Crossroads.
Nora and Sam are on their way back to their hotel room. They began
lovemaking in the hallway and are glad they are alone and back together.
They will not be disturbed. Nora and Sam are about to get intimate, they
joke back and forth, they feel sexy and they want each other. Nora is
and Sam, he is out of his skull with happiness. Sam caresses her gently
she closes her eyes, they talk about tonight being theirs and not for
else (just think, a few months ago she was in love with Bo). The door opens and
couple bursts in and says this is our room. They introduce themselves.
lady says she remembers Sam, she is elated, she can't wait to tell people
back home she met *the* Sam Rappaport. She wants his autograph, he writes it and the
gives them their room. They leave and Sam and Nora continue their love
affair. Meanwhile, downstairs Asa and Renee are checking to find out what room
Sam and Nora are in. The clerk says they cannot be disturbed. Asa is
trying to get their room number, but to no avail. The couple who burst into
Nora's room are in the lobby right next to Asa and Renee. They are happy
met Sam Rappaport, Asa is very happy when he overhears their conversation. Nora comes out of the bathroom, dressed in virginal
and Sam says he blew his chances before, but Nora assures him he has her
He truly loves her, as he undresses her, the time is now and in the past
was not right. It does not matter and we are alone, no interruptions,
Sam, it's too perfect. They proceed to make love and talk about the joy
passion they have for each other. They kiss passionately and love each
Madame Delphina is there giving her other-worldly advice, she's
about a blonde woman in a tragedy, maybe Viki, she's getting mixed
The madame sees a wedding and something stopping it. Dorian and the
talk about Viki and Ben and how handsome Ben is. She is so bitter
jealous that Madame Delphina says, get over it Dorian. Delphina is
laying one on Dorian so thick, she is pretending to be channeling Mel's spirit, and Dorian is
falling for it (that's one for the books). Delphina
pretends to be Mel and discusses Viki with her, telling Dorian (as Mel) that the accident was not Viki's fault. Dorian
is believing everything more and more. Delphina touches her and Dorian is
believing that Mel is right there. Dorian is cracking and Delphina hugs
and Dorian says Mel, don't ever let me go. Delphina tells her to live her
life, stop this vendetta. The two women look at each other, Dorian
to let it go. You can do it (Mel) Delphina says and she kisses Dorian,
both kiss, they hug as well. Delphina says Mel
gone, Dorian pulls on Delphina, and Delphina explains that was not me hugging
you. Dorian is trying to accept the situation, but I don't believe her.
Delphina jokes click your heels three times and ring me. Delphina explains
tragedy is lurking everywhere, don't stop getting on with your life, and
leaves Dorian to ponder her thoughts. Dorian looks at her pictures of
herself and Mel, she thinks of him and smiles, their wedding and love.
might finally be letting go of the vendetta.
Dorian is in the car on her
to the party at
Crossroads, looking at Mel's and Viki's picture as she's driving.
is out in the street, not looking because she's having contractions. She looks up, but it is too late. Dorian does not see Jessica
until the last second and she hits her with the car.
Lindsay goes to see Nora's doctors and asks for a blood sample of
Matthew's back, saying that Nora has decided not to go ahead with the test.
Lindsay lies as usual, but he refuses to give it to her. Lindsay begs, she
asking about the outside lab where the blood sample went to. Lindsay is on a roll, she is lying 100 miles an
She is begging the technician to give her the blood sample, she will give
*anything* for the sample and we know what's she's offering, but he refuses,
he's not interested, he is gay.