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Monday, June 17, 2002

Chad gives Emily a tour of the university, and they make plans for lunch the next day. Cristian tells Natalie that he and Jen had a fight, and she treats his injured hand. Later, Rex questions her feelings for Cristian, but Natalie insists he is just a friend. When Todd's henchmen arrive to kidnap Jack and Starr, Blair locks herself and the children in the bedroom. Sam fights the men until the police arrive, and Blair orders the children to pack. Nora watches Troy play with her son Matthew and marvels at her happiness with him, recalling their troubled past. Troy assures Nora that he is committed to her and her son, and he confesses his concern for his sister Emily, who dodges his questions about Chad.

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Break Bar – Rex asks Max for a job; when Max finds out he is Roxy's son, he tells him to get lost. But after Roxy shows up, Max gives Rex the job.

Niki is trying to figure out ways to get Natalie to think she is crazy and/or has DID. She wants to do this so Natalie will kill Ben. Niki begins her plot by telling Natalie she had on a red gym suit that morning when she left; then plants the suit in Natalie's trunk. Rex finds it and Natalie seems upset; says she does not remember putting it in the trunk (which she didn't). Roxy comes over the Llianfair to quarrel with Natalie; Viki intervenes and tells Roxy to leave Natalie alone. After she is gone and Natalie is out of sight Viki later calls Roxy and tells her they need to meet and talk about problems with Natalie.

Renee comes over as Niki is talking to herself about Ben's "surprise" which would be his death; Renee asks her what kind of surprise she is planning, but Niki tells her she can't say or it wouldn't be a surprise. Renee has come over to tell Viki that Rae Cummings has been elected Woman of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. Viki didn't remember being on the nominating committee because of her Niki/Viki situation. Renee invites her to come with her to the university to tell Rae about her winning, but Niki practically shoves Renee out of the house; Renee seems puzzled by Viki's behavior. Renee goes to tell Rae about her winning the Woman of the Year; Hank is there and offers to be Rae's escort for the award dinner; Rae accepts.

Keri and Antonio are in Hawaii enjoying their vacation; Rae is disturbed by this as she is afraid they will run across the man in the photo (a long lost love) she keeps looking at. Keri and Antonio are going to look for him (unknown to Rae).

Nora, Troy and Matthew enjoy an outing; Troy had planned to tell Nora about his past with a girl named Joanna, but stops short of telling her.

R.J. comes into the Break Bar and fusses at Max because he didn't tell him about marrying Roxy; he is shocked when he sees her. Max then tells R.J. he wants him to get rid of her; R.J. tells Max he promised Keri that part of his life is over and he can't do that. Max starts thinking of other ways he can get rid of Roxy and looks up her old boy friend's name on the Internet.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Niki (as Viki) places a call to Roxy and sets up a meeting, reminding her of their chat about Natalie. Chad pays her a visit to inquire about the undercover assignment she had for him but she admits that she's decided against it. What about the internship at the Banner then, he asks her. Niki replies by making a pass at him but is caught in the act by Natalie. The women speak alone and Nat confronts her mother, accusing her of putting her hands all over Chad, while Niki makes excuses for her appearance. Natalie accuses her of being more like Roxy than Roxy, of acting strangely, not speaking, closing doors, hating Rex and making up lies. She's just not the same as before, Natalie swears. Niki returns the attack, saying that Natalie never knew the real her, that she's been under stress since Nat first arrived. She charges her with being a less than ideal daughter, the same as Nat thinks of her role as a mother and then storms out hurriedly. Outside, she rehashes her plan of having Natalie kill Ben.

Jen returns home from visiting her mom but Cris doesn't feel that they're ok, due to her sharing secrets with Al instead of him. After a brief discussion, they confess their love and make up. Cris is surprised to learn that Lindsay has befriended Allison Perkins. Jen takes off to run some errands and leaves her keys behind.

Nora thanks Troy for opening up about his past and when he appears uneasy about the whole thing, she tells him she doesn't care about the specific details of that past. She assures him that everyone makes mistakes.

Blair, Sam and the Manning children are back home and by the pool at the club. They wonder what could have happened to Ross and Todd, especially knowing that there are arrest warrants out for the pair. Todd is dead to her, Blair confesses. She has a new security detail and she is "back" in circulation. Todd will probably just run off as usual. She's especially grateful to Sam for being her hero and only friend.

Somewhere in the South Pacific, on a deserted island, an unsteady Ross slowly gets to his feet and searches for his companions. He spots an unconscious Téa lying on the beach and runs to her side. He manages to awaken her but she is hysterically crying and wondering where Todd could be. They spot him further down on the beach, also lying unconscious. They try to wake him but he's cold. Téa begins CPR and finally Todd spits up water. He still doesn't respond to their voices but when Ross eventually leans over him, Todd grabs him around the throat.

Niki arrives at the mill house to see Roxy who is confused over the visit. Niki apologizes for being rude to her in the past and misjudging her. Compared to Natalie, Roxy is a saint, Niki gushes. She pours them both large drinks as Roxy goes on about how awful Natalie has been to her. Niki mentions how badly she's treated Jessica which stops Roxy cold. (She thought it was all about her). Niki thinks that Natalie should be put in her place and thinks they should play a trick on her.

Back at Llanfair Natalie attempts to get Chad to admit that Viki has been acting weirdly. He agrees but he really wants a job at the Banner so he suggests she question other family members or even Cris who seems to know her pretty well. Nat doesn't think she can visit Cris due to the fact that she has to stay away from Jen. Chad really can't dwell on the issue, he has a date with Emily. Nat takes off herself, muttering that she has to know.

Nora, arriving at the pool with Troy and Matthew in tow, spots Blair with Sam, touching him while they are speaking. Starr explains how they had to come home early from Hawaii while Matthew welcomes his dad home. Blair suggests that Starr show off her little brother to Matthew as she and then Troy find excuses to leave. Nora is sorry they showed up but didn't know Sam would be there, she explains. He can't believe how quickly she's moved on, Sam tells her but Nora responds that it was his fault, he made it clear that they were over. They agree that it's very difficult to see each other and Nora offers to go elsewhere. Sam thinks they should get used to seeing each other and insists she stay. Nearby, Blair makes a point of bumping into Troy, spilling suntan lotion all over him. She explains their situation briefly and they talk about Starr. Blair consoles Sam and asks if he's ok. Sam admits that it's difficult to stop loving someone overnight but Blair disagrees and once again says that Todd is dead to her. She thinks that Sam still loves Nora and though he disagrees he clarifies it; he's not "in love" with her any longer but yes, he does love her. He's adamant that they are over. Later, Sam goes off with Matthew while Starr and Blair comment on Troy. Starr thinks he's handsome and Blair readily agrees.

Nat visits Cris.

Niki and Roxy shake hands on a plan.

Thursday, June 20, 2002

While Todd strangles the life out of Ross, Téa tries to stop him. He blames Ross for loosing his children. Téa finally grabs Todd by the hair and yells at him that she was the one that made him miss his children. His kids were never at the cove; it was all a trick. Todd lets Ross go but he still doesn't believe it was Téa. Ross runs off to get away but Todd takes off after him saying, "Where are you going? I've got to kill you." Further into the island, Todd catches up to him but falls over a pile of driftwood. Todd lies on the ground with a head wound while Ross looks on. Ross taunts him and says, "I'm not going to hang around," and leaves a very dizzy Todd.

At Statesville, the guard brings today's mail to the inmates. Allison is extremely surprised that she actually got mail. Lindsay looks on knowingly as Allison opens up "Dave's Letter." Allison loves the prospect of being with Dave but she's still suspicious of the letter. "Why would he pull a 180," Allison asks. Last time she saw Dave, he treated her like something off his shoe. She quickly dismisses any questions when she recalls the kiss she and Dave shared at St. Anne's. Lindsay thinks that her plan has worked until Allison pulls out a cell phone from behind her bunk. "I have lots of friends in here who will get me anything."

Natalie pays a visit to a half-naked Cris. She tries to leave because of Jen's problems with her but Cris still invites her in. Inside, Natalie discusses her suspicions of Viki. She asks Cris if he has noticed any changes in Mrs. Davidson's behavior recently, since he has known her for a long time. Cris remembers when Jessica and Seth were missing and he came to Llanfair looking for them. He felt that Viki was hitting on him and it seemed she could care less about her daughter missing. Natalie says that Viki also hit on Chad, so something must be going on. She's thankful that someone else is noticing Viki's odd behavior because no one else believes her. Cris says, "Well, you read people a lot faster than anyone I know. Follow your instincts." Natalie gives Cris a quick hug and thanks him for listening. Shortly after she leaves, Jen returns for her lost keys.

At Max's, Roxy makes a phone call related to Niki's plan for Natalie. Once she hangs up, Niki congratulates Roxy on her idea. They agree that they what they are doing is in Natalie's best interest. Natalie must learn that what goes around comes around. Niki tries to leave, but Roxy asks for two favors. One: Where does she get her hair done? She knows Niki is not a natural blonde. Niki gives the name of a place. Two: Can Niki put in a good word for her to her husband Max? Niki agrees just as Max comes in through the back door. Max asks Niki why she is paying them a visit. Niki covers by saying she thought it would be nice if both of their families got together since they are now all related. Max thanks her, but no way. Roxy silently reminds Niki to say some good things about her in front of Max. She does, but it takes no affect and leaves the house. Back inside, Max tells Roxy that they are going to divorce. Roxy: "Well the ‘Queen of Llanview' thinks I'm okay." Max says, "I don't care if the Queen of England likes you; we are getting a divorce." Roxy storms out. Later, Max makes a phone call to Greevy telling him where he can find Roxy.

Lindsay tries to stop Allison with several distractions, even pulling the phone away. Lindsay says that she shouldn't call because Viki may answer the phone and their secret romance will be uncovered. Allison agrees and makes Lindsay call instead. Lindsay refuses but Allison reminds her how she hates blondes and one of the guards can slip her a weapon anytime. Lindsay grabs the phone and pretends to call Ben. However, she calls Jen instead and pretends to have a conversation with Viki. Through the one-way conversation, Lindsay conveys that Ben isn't home and she won't leave a message. Meanwhile, Jen is questioning her mother's sanity. When Lindsay hangs up, Jen tells Cris that during the phone call, her mother didn't seem to even know she was talking to her. Cris figures that Lindsay must be trying to pull a fast one on someone at jail. If not, they can always call the warden and ask for a psychologist for Lindsay.

At Llanfair, Sam arrives and talks to Ben about Todd. Sam warns him that Todd might try to contact Viki and they must call him or Bo immediately. After Sam leaves, Niki returns from Max's and Ben tells her about Todd. She seems to not care about Todd, only about packages for Natalie. Niki says that she's so glad that Natalie is feeling well enough to shop. She's been so malicious lately and maybe shopping will have cheered her up. Natalie returns from Cris' and Niki tells her about the packages from "The Silver Moon Boutique." Natalie doesn't remember ordering any clothes and says that it must be a mistake. Niki says that she did because earlier today, she picked up the phone to make a call to the Chronicle and she overheard Natalie making the order. Natalie becomes defensive, raises her voice and reiterates that she never made such a call. Ben says, "Take it easy," and Niki lowers her voice as though she is being scolded. Natalie grabs the packages and runs off to go sort it out.

At the Boutique, Natalie talks to the salesperson that took the order. Natalie tells her that she never made the order and wants a full refund. The salesperson says that she recognizes her voice from the call and the order was made with Natalie's credit card account. Despite the mix-up, the salesperson agrees to give a full refund. Natalie storms out and Roxy immerges from the back of the store. She makes a phone call to Niki confirming that the plan worked. Roxy says, "Yeah, it worked perfectly. I told you I could imitate her voice." Niki congratulates her and hangs up. At a beauty salon, Niki swings toward the mirror in a new do: long red hair. Niki says, "Wow, I look just like her. You can tell the family resemblance."

While Jen is hugging Cris, she notices a hair clip that Natalie left behind. She becomes furious and asks why he didn't tell her that Natalie came over.

Allison buys Lindsay's trick but decides to call Ben on his cell. Lindsay tries to stop her again, but Allison manages to call the number. Ben answers the phone and Allison says, "Hi, Dave."

Friday, June 21, 2002

Keri and Antonio are discussing two separate topics of interest. He thinks that she has found the engagement ring that he has been trying to give to her since they arrived on Maui, however, she is referring to the notes she discovered about Rae and Mark. Determined to find out everything she can about Rae's past, Keri finds herself in the registrar's office of a local Maui College with Antonio in tow. They meet Judith Chen who says that, yes, she recalls "Gretel" fondly and she indeed had studied at the School, but has no records concerning the elusive Mark, whom Keri refers to as the love of Rae's life.

Niki encourages Natalie to have a nap and disconnects her phone so as not to be disturbed. Niki is about to put a plan into action when a call from Jen gives her another idea. She suggests to the girl that she come to Llanfair to speak with Nat in person. While having sweet dreams of Cris coming to her aid with words of comfort and hugs, Natalie is being impersonated by her Mother. Meanwhile, in the Library, Jen spies someone who she thinks is Natalie on the patio and calls out to her. The figure with the red hair and same clothes as her nemesis runs off with Jen in hot pursuit. Finally she comes upon a gardening shack, enters and is nearly thrust into a wheelbarrow full of soil. She is no worse for wear, sustaining only a few smudge marks of dirt. Awake from an euphoric sleep, Natalie finds a dirtied sweat jacket and walks into the Library to find an equally dirtied Jen, whom immediately blames an unsuspecting Nat for what had transpired since she arrived at the house.

Lindsay endeavors to reassure Allison that Dave sent the letter of his own accord, but her cellmate turns violent at the prospect of being lied to. Despite Lindsay's efforts, Allison telephones "Dave" from the cell phone she had allocated. The line isn't very clear, but she does get the impression that her love is on the way to visit. While Allison is in the ceramic's room, Lindsay arranges for a work detail near the visitor's entrance, where she meets Ben in time to tell him that her life is in danger. She implores him to act the part of Dave to insure her safety. Meanwhile Allison, feeling pressure from Lindsay about escaping and assurances that the letter she received from Dave is authentic, conceals a homemade knife beneath her mattress. She looks out from her cell to see Dave!

Cris learns from a distracted Rae that, Jen is on her way to Llanfair. Rae is distressed to learn from R. J. that Keri and Antonio are in fact vacationing in Maui, Hawaii.

Just as things begin to heat up between Natalie and Jen, Niki attempts to make her way out of the house via the front door, but finds Cris there with a gold shopping bag at his side.

Rae receives a call from Judith confirming that the warning she received from her old friend, about a couple seeking information regarding her past, had come to fruition.

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