Jessica turned to Kelly
for advice about her
confusion over her
feelings for both Will
and Cristian. After Kelly advised Jessica to follow her
heart, Jessica made up with Will. Will also promised to
have more faith in Jessica's love for him. Lindsay
comforted Sam over his and Will's estrangement. Nora
inadvertently tipped Will off about her engagement to
Sam, and Will took the news very badly. Will and Nora
reached a compromise when she convinced him that he
should respect his father's choices. In the operating
room, Ben had visions of Grace, Skye and Asa all urging
him not to hurt Max. Unwilling to trust Ben, Asa barged
into the operating room while Ben was performing Max's
surgery and caused him to make a near fatal mistake.
The doctors and nurses' in the operating room were
shocked when Ben commented that it would serve Asa
right if Max died on the operating table. Viki later
lambasted Asa and warned him not to go after Ben
again. Renee asked Blair if she had known about Max's
aneurysm and the two women provided each other with a
sense of comfort. Ben managed to save Max's life on the
operating table, but Max's long-term prognosis remained
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Blair comes in while Ben is checking on Max. Ben admits that Max still being in a coma is "not good, but not unexpected." Asa comes in spouting fire that Ben is "making sure he stays in that condition." Dr. Larry intervenes and tells Ben to "go home...respect the family's wishes." Ben takes out his frustrations on a supply cart in the hall, kicking it just as Viki walks into view. An angry Ben tells her "You don't want to be near me now...trust me, you don't."
Later, Renee comes in and asks Blair if she can spend time alone with Max. Blair tells her that "maybe he will respond to his mother's voice" and leaves the room. Renee tells Max she is sure that Blair knows about the scam. "She's your soulmate...you trust her with everything...you both gained from this..." but then breaks down and tearfully begs Max not to die. "I slapped you out of anger and hurt...I love you...I don't want you to die...I'm so sorry."
Kelly tells Kevin she has come by to "get advice" about a new reporter she has hired. Kevin looks over the story she shows him, pronounces it a "crock" but isn't fooled by her ruse - he knows she came by to check on him. Kelly admits she is worried about him, as is Joey, but Kevin tells her he is "getting past the hard part" of Grace's death. When Kelly wants to get him out of the house, he lies and tells her he is busy working on a story. Kelly concurs "that is what Grace would want" and Kevin promises he is "not going to let her down anymore." When Kelly leaves, Kevin picks up a liquor bottle and finds it empty; he picks up his keys and leaves the house.
Will stops by to talk to Roseanne who only wants to know if Will has the money she needs to keep Cristian away from Jessica. Will tells Rosie he "doesn't want to be a part of any more schemes" because he trusts Jessica and he wants her to trust him, too. Roseanne threatens him that "we're both going to lose unless we keep them apart" but begins to laugh as Will tells her that Jessica "took it hard" when she received the "goodbye drawings" from Cristian. Rosie admits to Will that she sent the drawings but isn't too pleased when he reminds her that they will be busted if Cristian and Jessica find out. Later, Roseanne tells Will he is "way too into it to get out" and wonders how Jessica could possibly "understand how you spent so much money to keep Cristian out of Llanview?" When Will questions how much Roseanne has changed, she tells him she has "learned about the real world...now it's your turn." Will doesn't think she will take the chance of telling Jessica because that would ruin her own chances with Cristian, but Roseanne tells him he is "making a big mistake" if he doesn't believe her threats.
Cristian comes to apologize to Jessica for his behavior at the diner. Jessica accepts his apology but reminds him that "it's none of your business" what she does with Will. He admits that it was "kind of weird seeing you at the diner...that was always ‘our' place" and wants her to know that he still has "feelings" for her. Jess doesn't want him to have feelings for her since he "made it perfectly clear" how he felt about her. Cristian is confused and asks her if this is about what happened at the diner or something else. Just as Jessica is about to show him the sketches in explanation, Viki interrupts them. When Viki asks Cristian if he is back in town for long, he looks at Jessica and replies, "Probably not too long." After Viki heads upstairs, Cristian wants to know "where do we stand" but Jessica tells him "there is no ‘we'...just you and Roseanne...you had better get back to her."
In the attic, Viki finds Ben sitting alone. Ben again tells her she doesn't "want to be around him right now" because he is not "in the mood to talk" but Viki insists that she has "been there and I'd like to help." Ben is non-responsive but Viki won't give up; she wants him to "let me love you...that's all I'm asking." As she leaves, Ben changes his mind and tells her he needs her, she's the "best thing that's ever happened" to him and they hug. Viki understands that Ben feels "helpless and frustrated" by Grace's death but reminds him that Grace's "warmth and love will always be there." When Ben allows that "it was so much easier when I was alone," Viki concurs that "people complicate life" but "it hasn't been all bad" and tells him that she would have been "really sad" if they hadn't met. They agree about their "special feelings" for each other and make love.
Asa runs into a staff doctor that assisted Ben with Max's surgery and sweet-talks her into sharing information. When she tells him that Ben "did everything he was supposed to do," Asa isn't satisfied and insinuates that he is only trying to help the hospital, he doesn't want to "damage promising careers" but "just between" them what did Dr. Davidson say after Asa burst into the operating room? Admitting that she felt that Ben was "only venting stress after your visit" she tells Asa that Ben said "It would serve you right if your son were to die right there on the table."
Later, in Max's room, Blair is talking to Max trying to get him to wake up and "help me get out of this mess." Asa comes in and assures Blair that Max will "beat it" because "he is a Buchanan." As Renee looks on, Asa declares, "We won't lose him...I just found out he is my son...I will not lose my son." Alone with Max, Asa vows, "I know what that S.O.B. did; he put you in here, son...I'm going to put him someplace a whole lot worse."
Roseanne shows up to "talk" to Jessica. Roseanne wants to know what Cristian and Jessica talked about but Jessica is "not in the mood to talk" to Rosie and wants her to take her "paranoid little mind somewhere else." When Roseanne persists, Jessica becomes suspicious and wants to know what Rosie is "so afraid of" when she spots Cristian's sketches. Will (fresh from a verbal confrontation with Cris at the diner) comes in just in time to stop Roseanne from spilling to Jessica. Will, ever gallant, offers to show Rosie the door. Outside, he tells Roseanne that he "will get you the money, I don't know how, but I will...leave us alone."
Kevin comes into the reopened bar because he "remembers it as a kind of place where I can drink without being bothered." Skye Chandler comes in and "bothers" Kevin by telling him he "won't find a cure for your pain in that bottle." Kevin's comeback is to ask Skye if she thinks she is his mother to which she answers, "Definitely not." Later, Kevin apologizes to Skye for his "uncalled for remark about my mother" and tells her he "knows what it is like to love somebody and lose them." Skye accepts Kevin's apology but not his offer of a drink since she is "in program." She admits she came to Crossroads "looking for a little magic" since it is where Ben met Viki, but is a bit embarrassed because that "sounded pathetic." Kevin wonders if Skye merely "traded in one obsession (alcohol) for another" (Ben). When his bottle is empty, Skye tells Kevin it's time to go home and he agrees. He gets up to leave but Skye doesn't want him to drive and she tries to take his keys. Kevin won't let her have them because, after all, she "could be a horrible driver" so Skye plants a big passionate kiss on Kevin.
Rae on AMC
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[Rae] stomped over to Tad and blasted
him for not telling her that the show was going to air live. Tad didn't see any
harm in misleading Rae. Dixie strolled into the room with a broad smile on
her face. She told Tad and Rae that they'd done an excellent job on the
show. Rae was still fuming that Tad had misled her. Her reason were not
simply because she'd been lied to. She worried that if her husband, Daniel,
had seen the show he might have already fled town. If the show had been
taped for later broadcast, at least he would not have been able to get a head
start. Tad agreed that he'd been unfair in his treatment of the radio host. In
return, he offered to put his private eye skills to use and help Rae track down
her husband. Rae told Tad and Dixie that her husband left her for another
woman. She did not give any additional details.
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Friday, November 19, 1999
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Ben can't stop thinking about Asa and Max, and Viki wakes up next to
Ben wonders if Asa ever has to pay for what he does. Viki tells him that
Asa does, but Ben doesn't think it's enough. Viki asks Ben if he'll let
make all of his problems go away, just for one day. Later, Ben apologizes
Viki. She tells him that she just wants to help him. Ben tells her that
is going to check up on Max. Viki wonders if this is a good idea, but Ben
sees Max as any other patient. She is going to go check on Kevin. Viki
that she wants "all this calamity to end-- Dorian, Jessica, Grace, Jackie
McNaughton, and Skye." Ben informs her that Skye brought Jackie to
and he's made it clear to Jackie that he is through with his connections
there. No one is going to get hurt again.
As Skye passionately kisses him, a very drunk Kevin pulls away and asks
her what she's doing. He tells her that he has standards, and he won't be
kissing her again. Skye, who has his car keys, sits down. Kelly shows up
then, and asks Kevin if this is the big story he's working on. He says
he's undercover. Kelly asks if he's posing as a drunk, and he admits that
it's not a pose. He tells her to "go save Joey." Kelly says that Joey
doesn't need saving. Kevin doesn't think he does, and he tells her to
him alone. Kelly leaves. "One pest down, one to go," Kevin says.
to get a drink, and the bartender won't give him anything stronger than
coffee. He starts to leave, but he realizes that Skye took his keys. She
laughs and admits that the purpose of the kiss was so she could steal the
keys. Kevin asks her to give them up, but she drops them down her shirt.
Kevin thinks he can drive, but Skye doesn't want him to kill an innocent
person. Kevin gives up and tells her to take him home. Skye says it would
be her pleasure, and she helps him stumble out to the car. Skye brings him
home, and he says that he'll call her and thank her profusely in the
Right now, he'll go to bed when the room stops spinning. Skye tries to
him. Kevin doesn't want her to take advantage of him. Skye says not to
worry, all she wants to do is get him into bed. "Hi, Mom!" Kevin says
as Viki shows up in the doorway. Viki is shocked and asks Skye what she
thinks she's doing with her son.
Kelly shows up at the hospital and sees Blair and Renee. Blair tells
cousin that the doctors are saying everything to give them some hope.
asks what she can do, and Blair says nothing, she's fine. "That's the
problem, everyone thinks they're fine," Kelly says. She says that in times
like this, Blair needs family around. Blair says that Renee and Asa have
been great. Kelly leaves. Later, Ben asks Blair if there have been any
changes. Ben says that Max is a tough guy and he'll get through it.
In Max's hospital room, Asa complains to Max about Ben. He insists
he is finally going to bury Ben and his family once and for all. Bo walks
and tells Asa that he won't. Larry believes that Ben may have saved Max's
life. Max knew about the aneurysm, but he didn't do anything about it.
was there, and if anything, Asa owes him thanks. Asa says that that was the
first dumb thing Bo has ever said. Bo says that it's true, but Asa says he
will never forget what Ben did, and he is going to get everything he
deserves. Asa says that Bo should be out arresting Ben now on the grounds
premeditated murder. Bo brings up the fact that Max isn't dead, and Asa
decides that attempted murder would do. Bo jokes that if he arrested
everyone who ever threatened Asa, the jails would be full. He doesn't
it's Ben's fault. Asa says that he has many witnesses, and Bo has to do
job. Bo tells Asa to leave Ben alone before things get even more out of
hand. Ben walks in then, and Asa simply walks out. Neither Bo nor Ben
expected that. Bo says that Asa is having a hard time, and the war between
the families has gone far enough. Ben says that at least Max is still
alive-- his sister is gone forever. Ben leaves the room, and Bo goes out
well, telling Blair to stay with Max.
At the diner, Cristian clears up the problem with the insurance
Roseanne is happy because now they can go back to New York. Cristian says
there are a few more things he has to take care of first. He would like to
spend Thanksgiving with his mom, too. Roseanne complains that she was
to spend Thanksgiving in their home in New York. Cristian insists that he
not staying to see Jess. "Again?" says Roseanne. She asks Cristian why he
hid his visit from her. Cristian says that he just went to see Jessica to
apologize for his behavior in the diner, and he didn't want Roseanne to
freak. Roseanne says again that she just wants to get out of Llanview so
they can be together. Cristian says that they will be together for
Thanksgiving-- with his mother.
He leaves, and R.J. appears. He says
he came to meet Téa. He thanks Roseanne for "realizing she didn't see him
New York." Roseanne says that he owes her now. She wants to convince
Cristian to marry her now. Roseanne wants to get married right away. R.J.
can't do that. He and Cristian don't even get along. Roseanne threatens
tell Téa about R.J.'s meeting with the "crooked judge." She will go to Téa
if necessary. R.J. tells her that she wins-- for now. Téa shows up, and
Roseanne says that she told R.J. about the "major hunk" in NY that looked
much like him. "I'll bet the world can't handle two of you," Téa says.
laugh and decide to go to the penthouse. Roseanne intercepts them at the
door and reminds R.J. that he wanted to speak with Cristian. R.J. says
Cristian comes upstairs, and Roseanne tells him that she
understands why he went to see Jess. She is just jealous, but she knows
Cristian has more in his life than her. Cris says that Jess isn't a part
that now. Rosie didn't deserve to be treated the way he treated her.
says that she won't be jealous of Jess anymore-- she won't even mention her
name. Cristian assures her that they'll be okay.