Today's recap was provided by Nancy Fox
Viki and Rae are "working" late - but Viki is distracted worrying about Jessica. It seems like everyone in town is on edge because of the rapist and Viki doesn't know where Jessica is so she assumes the worst. Rae tries to get Viki to help her with her column to take her mind off her worries, but to no avail. Viki just wants "her family gathered around her" but Rae tells her that she "can't control everything." Later, Jessica shows up and explains to her mother that she has been driving around alone because she has a lot to think about. Rae intervenes and turns a possible mother and daughter head-butting into a bonding moment. Rae tells Jessica that her mother blames herself for not being able to protect Jessica and save her from the things that have hurt her. "Your mother just wants to keep you safe." But she tells Viki that she needs to stop smothering Jessica because her "child is an adult now". As Viki and Jessica leave for home, a bedraggled Sophia comes in to talk to Rae. When Rae tells her she shouldn't be out alone, Sophia answers, "I could dance naked in Angel Square and nobody would care."
Llanview Police Department
John Sykes is upset to find out that Téa has left the hospital without telling him and that news, combined with the stress of trying to catch the rapist, causes him to yell at Grace when she comes to the station alone to inquire about the rapist case. John tells Grace she is not immune to the "sicko" and asks her if her track record is so good that she doesn't need someone watching over her.
Outside the Carriage House
This scene picks up from yesterday with Joey, Kevin, Ben and Bo outside with the mask. Joey tries to call Kelly to warn her about the rapist while Bo calls for two police cars to go to Dorian's so that they "might catch the rapist."
Also picked up from yesterday, as Kelly is trying to call Joey, the doorbell rings and Kelly opens the door to Brian. He tells Kelly that he has something for her and then asks if she lost anything at work. Kelly doesn't think so, but when he offers her the bracelet Joey gave her, Kelly is very appreciative and asks Brian in for a drink. Upstairs, Dorian is sleeping but awakens when she hears a baby crying. She gets up to check out where the sound is coming from and can't find anything. Later, downstairs, while Kelly and Brian are drinking seltzer water, Kelly asks Brian how he knew where she lived. He covers by saying that the Sun keeps a "very complete contact list." He gets nervous and tells Kelly that he is working a double shift and must leave. This starts a conversation about "not much luck in the girlfriend department" and Kelly advises Brian to "be patient." He says he will "try not to blow it." Kelly tells Brian he has a "good attitude" and to "feel free" to talk to her anytime. Brian tells Kelly she's a good boss and Kelly replies that Brian is a good maintenance man but he "could be more" if he wanted. Brian says, "The job is not important if you're with the right person." He leaves before the police burst through the front door followed by Joey professing to Kelly that all he could think about was how much he loved her and hoped she wasn't hurt. Kelly is confused and defends Brian while Bo sends his officers to pick up Brian at the Sun. She tells Bo that Brian is a "shy, quiet, awkward guy...a gentleman." Bo wants the mask checked for hair, fibers, etc. and asks Kelly if she has seen a tattoo on Brian's wrist. Dorian comes down the stairs asking if she is the only one who hears a baby crying. Kelly tries to comfort her but says that there is no baby crying. Dorian demands that Bo find whoever is planting the crying sounds and make them stop.
Sophia tells Rae that her "life is a wreck" and while living at the shelter someone stole her good clothes so now she can't get a job and besides she can't type or file, etc. Rae tells Sophia that she is "too resourceful" to let this get her down. She suggests that Sophia needs guidance as well as money, but that she will have to earn both. "We'll make sure that people get help who need it" she tells Sophia and later we see Sophia sitting near Rae trying to read the Banner. Rae tells her that her job is not to read the paper, but to read Rae's emails. Sophia says she found one "kind of sad" email from someone named "Lonely Heart" and Rae tells her "he's a regular." Rae instructs Sophia to take the emails home, read them and come back tomorrow to talk. Sophia "scams" Rae into getting her a room for the night --- and most likely a job, too.
Jessica tells Viki that she is thinking of Cristian and all the good times they had. She wishes she could "stay angry" at him so "it wouldn't hurt so much." Viki asks Jessica if she can't forgive Cristian, then what are her feelings for Will. Jessica says she "cares" for Will, but that he is "not the one, not like Ben is for you." Jessica says she wants to "get the picture of Cristian and Roseanne out" of her head but that Roseanne will still be around and she doesn't think Cristian will be able to walk away from her because he is a "good guy." Viki advises Jessica to "go back to basics" and "find the love you had for each other" but Jessica says she needs to stop thinking about it and leaves for the kitchen. Viki hears noises on the terrace and moves to the phone to call the police but it's just Cristian trying to talk to Jessica. He tells Viki, "I need to see her; I need to try one more time to get her back." As Viki tells Cristian not to give up trying, Jessica comes into the room. When Cristian asks her for another chance, Jessica tells him, "No, it hurts too much... if I could tell my feelings what to feel, I would, but after what I've done and what you've done, it hurts too much." Cristian quietly replies, "I'm making it worse. I won't come back again. I love you."
Bo and Ben are reluctantly checking out Dorian's bedroom for "tapes" of a baby crying, etc. Bo opines that "trying to blame it on someone else never works." There is a short discussion of whether Lindsay is with Sam at the cabin; Bo hopes she is because then he "knows she is safe." Ben agrees that if they're together they "don't have to worry about those two." Hah! When they don't find anything, Ben asks Bo if it is "all in Dorian's own nightmare." Bo tells him, "There's no law against Dorian having nightmares." Downstairs, Joey is upset with Dorian for "managing to come between" Kelly and him again. Joey tells Kelly she is "too trusting" about "people" which makes Kelly upset at Joey for "being jealous" and she decides to be at the police station when Brian is brought in. Bo tells Dorian he didn't find anything so Dorian assumes he believes she is "crazy" and tells Bo and Ben, "You and Lindsay can have a big laugh about it and you and Viki can find it all terribly amusing. You'll all be delighted that I'm finally going to get what I deserve." Later, Dorian goes back to her bedroom and all is quiet. Just to make sure, she puts earplugs in her ears before getting into bed. She closes her eyes - and hears crying again.
Viki pours two glasses of wine and meets Ben at the door when he comes home. He tells her that his "addiction isn't in a bottle" before they head upstairs, arms around each other.
Llanview Police Department
Grace and Kevin have a disagreement about Grace not making it easy for Kevin to care about her. He tells her, "You're in my head. All I do is think about you." Grace advises that she "can take care of myself" and Kevin agrees that "you don't let anyone else do it." Later, Kelly and Joey arrive to wait for Brian to be brought in. When he is, Sykes tells Bo that he seemed "pretty shaken up, like a lost kid more than a rapist." Brian asks Kelly if they "really think I could have done this?" Brian says he doesn't need a lawyer because he "didn't do anything" so Bo asks him to roll up his sleeves. When he does, there is no tattoo and Kelly is victorious, "I knew it wasn't him!" Bo told Brian he was "free to go."
Friday, August 27, 1999
Kelly continued to stand
by Brian even after Joey
warned her that he might be dangerous. Kelly
inadvertently asked Brian out for a lunch date and later
upset him when she canceled to spend time with Joey.
Bo became more suspicious of Brian after witnessing his
rage. Joey was less than thrilled to find out that Sophia
was working for Rae at the Banner. Sophia read a creepy
letter written to Rae signed by "The Man In The Moon." At
the same time, Brian applied a temporary tattoo of a
moon on his wrist. Dorian insisted to Bo that someone
was harassing her, but Bo paid little heed to her claims.
Dorian quickly accused Lindsay of harassing her and
vowed to prove it. Later, Dorian found a tape player with a
tape of a baby's cry hidden in her house. Sam and
Lindsay argued about their recent kiss, but it was very
clear that they were both pining for their absent loves.
Lindsay got the wrong impression of Bo's relationship with
a female officer and left him a message that she never
wanted to see him again. Following Asa's orders, Max
tried to persuade Will to file a lawsuit against Dorian. Will
eventually agreed, but he decided against Asa's help.