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Monday, September 8, 1997
by Lynx

"The Lighthouse"
Scott asks Lucy who died. It's the fertility doctor, Dr. Sheila Bissell, who dealt with Dominique's egg after Tony extracted it from Dom. Bissell was the only one who could prove that Serena is Dominique's child. Scott asks when and how she died. A year ago, Lucy says. Kevin, who came in unnoticed, says Dr. Bissell died in a canoeing accident. Kevin was acquaintances with Bissell. She moved to Washington because she didn't care for Port Charles. Apparently, the doctor died alone. Scott thinks Rex killed Bissell. Kevin says they don't know that. He says Mac is still running checks. What Mac has come up with is that Rex's name is really Gustav Bausch, his mother's name was Stanton. Avery Stanton gave his brother the nickname Rex, because he saw him as the family dog. "Well the family dog is rabid and should be shot dead," Scott says. Kevin continues, saying Rex eventually earned a chemistry degree, despite dropping out a couple of times. Rex worked for a few pharmaceuticals, made several good investments, and became interested in Jax Cosmetics. Kevin says it's possible that Rex knows how to use a hypodermic needle. A package from Rex arrives. It's the notes and documentation on Rex's European business ventures that Lucy and Scott asked him for. It accounts for his whereabouts when Dr. Bissell died. Scott doesn't care, he knows Rex is guilty of taking Serena. Lucy told him to calm down and not to go over to Rex's yet, but Scott blows up anyway and leaves. Kevin says Rex is leaving town for a few days, then he joins Scott on the terrace. Kevin told Scott not to runaway with Serena. In PC, Scott has home-court advantage. Serena joins Lucy in the living room. She heard Scott yelling. Lucy blames it on disagreeable mail. Lucy takes the girl upstairs and told her a story.

"The Scanlon Kitchen"
Frank went through his refrigerator and finds rotten fruit. Mary asks him if he's going to eat it. Frank throws the fruit away, and takes the groceries his mom has bought for her boys. Mary wants to know what's up between him and Julie. Frank told her that Julie's dad is in town. Frank says something about Bennett Devlin rubs him the wrong way. Frank tells Mary about Julie's lie (the Morris/Devlin thing). Plus, he says, Julie isn't Catholic like she said. "Nobody's perfect," Mary contends. Frank wants to know where the real Mary is. She says Julie's okay since she's such a good poker player. Mary wants to know what's wrong with Julie's dad. Frank doesn't think Bennett sees Julie the way they do.

"Interns' Room at GH"
Eve told Bennett he can't tell her what to do anymore. Bennett says he can do what he likes. Just then, Eve notices Julie entering. Julie asks why her dad is there, and why she heard arguing before she came in. Eve says she was suggesting to Bennett that he was making things hard for Julie. Julie says she can take care of herself. Bennett says he's glad Eve is looking out for his daughter. Julie thinks she should tell everyone the truth. Bennett doesn't agree; Alan has asked him to join Dr. Boardman in surgical rounds with the interns. Therefore, Devlin doesn't think now is the time for Julie to come clean about their relationship. Eve wonders what proper procedure for this is.

"GH with Karen and Joe"
Joe gets angry at Dr. Boardman for snapping his fingers at Karen and for pushing her around. Karen tries to stop Joe, but he continues his lip service. Karen takes Joe to the lounge while Boardman watches from the desk. Boardman told Grace, who walks up to the station, that someone should watch that "pit bull", whom Dr. B. could make disappear like that (snap.) Grace makes a face that Dr. B. doesn't see, then asks if he said anything. Meanwhile, Karen told Joe going off at Boardman isn't worth it. Joe says next time, he'll wait for Karen to be out of earshot before he loses it. "You haven't heard a word I've said," Karen accuses. He apologizes, saying he lost his concentration for a second. But he will cool it Dr. Boardman, Joe says. Then he went over to Boardman and apologizes. Boardman accepts, and told him to be on his best tomorrow, when Bennett Devlin joins him for surgical rounds. Boardman told Grace (when Joe is out of earshot) that one day with Devlin will make Joe think Boardman is "a day in the Hamptons." Meanwhile, Karen told Joe that Boardman is just trying to push Joe around. Karen suggests sick ways to get back at Boardman, like giving him something from a specimen cup instead of orange juice. Grace (and her shorter hairdo) comes over and asks to see Joe. Karen leaves. Grace told Joe that Boardman is setting him up. "Expect the unexpected," Grace says about Devlin. She told him to know about all of the patients, not just the ones he's responsible for. Joe hugs her. "What would I do without you?" he asks. "Suffer," Grace says. Joe spots Karen, and says they need to talk.

"From GH Lobby Elevators to the Scanlon Kitchen"
Julie emerges from the elevators and runs into Frank. He offers to walk her home. Frank told Julie that she's still on Mary's A-list. When she's still quiet, he asks what's wrong. Julie told Frank about her encounter with Eve and Bennett. J&F can't believe Eve is sticking up Julie. Frank also can't believe that he and Eve agree on something -- Bennett needs to leave. Frank and Julie get in one of the elevators to leave. At home, Frank told Julie that he thinks things would be easier if Bennett wasn't around. Julie says she can't tell her dad to leave. Mary comes to the kitchen, plays with them for a second, then gives her son his messages. Mary told Julie she understands Julie's name change to her mother's maiden name. Mary says she worked under her own maiden name after she married Frank's dad. She changed it to Scanlon after he died. Julie thanks her. Mary told Julie to bring her dad by for poker. Just then, Joe bangs on the door. Frank lets him and Karen in. They are carrying an unholy number of books. Joe told Julie they have 12 hours to cram because of Dr. Devlin's tough standards.

"Interns' Room, Part 2"
Bennett enters an empty interns' room. He sits on the couch and smiles at his own photo on a flyer. Eve comes out of the bathroom clad only in a towel. She asks what he's doing there. Bennett calls a truce. Eve says he should be thankful that she covered for him with Julie. "Is this the second or the third face of Eve?" Bennett asks, because the woman he knows is way too self-centered to do something just for Julie. Eve says Bennett doesn't know her. Bennett offers to do any number of things to get her out of Julie's apartment. Eve snubs him. Bennett grabs her arm and told her not to think that she's empowered just because he doesn't want Julie to find out about his affair with Eve.