"What a boring restaurant!" Serena complains about the place she and her
dad picked up Eve. Eve agrees. Scott asks again why Eve called him.
Eve says she knew he would come. Scott wonders if Eve will call him
every time she gets stiffed by a date. Eve wishes she could forget the
whole date. She flashes back to the dinner with Bennett, who threatened
to have her kicked out of the GH internship. Scott asks where Eve's
mind just went. "Start the car," she says. They drive for a while in
silence, which Serena doesn't like. Eve says the least she could do is
chat since Serena and Scott came for her. Just then, Serena gets
carsick. Scott wants to pull over, but Eve won't let him. Eve shows
Serena how to press on her wrist so she won't get sick. It works.
"Doesn't it feel good to solve your own problems?" Eve asks. Serena
says it must be cool to fix people as a doctor, and suggests that Eve
can do that with her own kids. Serena then wants to sing "Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star," her mommy and daddy's favorite song. Eve makes
Scott pull over. Eve exits the car and cries. Scott joins her and asks
after her. She says the talk about mothers got to her. Scott assumes
she misses her mother, Eve soon corrects him. Eve doesn't think she's
far enough away from her mom. Eve says it seems she can never rise
above who she was, and that her date reminded her of that. Scott
recommends not seeing this guy again. He then told her to compose
herself so she won't worry Serena. Eve pulls it together, gets back in
the truck and told the little girl that she got carsick. Serena
presses on Eve's wrist to help her out. Scott smiles as the ladies sing
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm". They take Serena to her grandparents.
While the girl is inside, Scott offers to help Eve if she'll tell him
what happened on her date.
Julie and Frank walk up to the bar and greet Joe and Grace. Joe asks
how's it going, Julie excuses herself to find a table. Sensing a need
for male bonding, Grace offers to put a quarter in the jukebox. Frank
tells his brother he and Julie are trying to sort some things out, such
as his calling her father a jerk and Julie blind. Joe told Frank about
losing a patient. Joe says he's okay, but Karen's having it rough. He
also mentions that Karen got a letter from Jagger, and though Joe
doesn't know what it says, he bets it's not good. Frank joins Julie at
a table. She wonders if Frank and her dad just got off to a bad start.
Frank says this isn't about him and Bennett, it's about Bennett's not
respecting Julie's right to live her own life. Julie is sure her dad
didn't mean to let it slip to Joe that Bennett is her father. Julie
declares her father is honest. Before the conversation can go any
further, Frank gets an emergency page. He calls it in, learns about the
Forest Hills explosion, and leaves. Joe wants to go with him, but is
reminded that he isn't a paramedic anymore. Julie says she'll head to
the hospital -- it'll probably get rough. Joe asks Julie to check up on
Karen, she agrees and leaves. Grace told Joe he can't tackle his
problems, and Frank's and Karen's.
Karen reads the rest of Jagger's letter. He apologizes for becoming
distant and involved in his police work. He also admits having an
affair with Fran, the woman Karen saw in San Francisco. Jagger tells
Karen that he won't contest a divorce if she chooses to get one. Julie
joins Karen on the roof. She says Joe asked her to check on Karen.
Karen told Julie that she got "the letter of all letters" from Karen.
Julie says it's hard to love someone and be a doctor, too. Karen
agrees, and thanks Julie for coming up. Karen asks if everything is
cool with her and Frank. Julie told Karen about the disagreement and
Frank's emergency call. Julie is worried. She knows Frank won't quit
until the last person in the emergency is saved. Karen says she's known
Frank all her life, and he's always made it out okay.
"Forest Hills Sanitarium"
Lucy is outside Forest Hills trying to get info from the cops and
firefighters about the explosion. She explains that her fiancé and his
father are inside. The cop doesn't know anything, and can't let her
pass. Lucy stands aside and talks to her doc, knowing that he can hear
her. Inside, Kevin is unconscious, but he hears Lucy, plus sees images
of her, then of Ryan dying in the fire. Kevin wakes up and calls for
Victor. Kevin gets up and sees his father trapped under a lot of
stuff. As Kevin checks on him, Frank enters. He helps Kevin free
Victor and take him outside. Meanwhile, a second cop comes and tells
Lucy that the Collins guy made it out with an older man, then went back
inside with the rescue team. As Lucy starts to obsess, Kevin and Frank
check one last floor of the sanitarium. All's clear on Kevin's side.
He calls for Frank, but gets no answer. Then Kevin sees Frank knocked
out on the floor. Outside again, a clean-shaven priest (Cooper) "prays"
that the heroes get their just rewards.
Julie agrees not to tell Joe about Karen's letter. Grace tries to
convince Joe to go home, he's on duty in the morning. A nurse comes by
with a message for Karen. Joe takes it to her, and told Karen he needs
to know what Jagger said in the letter. Just then, paramedics and
victims start coming in. Lucy arrives too, looking for Kevin. They
tell her Victor's been checked in, but they don't know about Kevin.
Just then Lucy hears Kevin ordering people around. She and Joe rush
over to him. Joe tries to check Kevin out, but he pushes him away.
Kevin wants the serious cases to get the medical treatment, not him.
Joe asks Kevin about his brother. Then Frank is wheeled in on a
stretcher, with Joe and Julie overlooking.
Wednesday, September 24, 1997
by ABC Daytime
After driving Eve home from the country restaurant, Scott demanded an explanation from her. Eve didn't tell Scott about Bennett, but said that she had made a mistake in thinking that a creep from her past could have changed and that she had fallen for his line all over again. Scott told Eve that it wasn't her fault and not to blame herself. Eve, however, disagreed and blamed herself for the disastrous evening. Scott gained insight into Eve when she told him that she always expected consequences for the bad choices she makes. Scott then urged Eve to put painful experiences behind her. Later, at the hospital, Scott became suspicious when he saw Eve's reaction to Bennett. Frank suffered smoke inhalation in the fire. An emotional Julie poured her heart out to Frank and told him how important he was to her. Bennett became aware of Julie's deep feelings for Frank and Bennett then told Chris that he wanted to talk to him. Later, Frank suffered a medical setback. Kevin assured Lucy that he was just fine and that he only had a small bump on his head. Kevin also told Lucy that he had an epiphany during the fire and that he was finally able to put the past behind him. Kevin then re-proposed to Lucy and looked forward to the future with her. Kevin, however, then passed out in front of a terrified Lucy.
Thursday, September 25, 1997
by ABC Daytime
Julie stabilized Frank with help from Joe and Bennett, who once again disapprovingly saw the closeness between Julie and Frank. Bennett then warned Julie not to let emotional attachments get in the way of her work. Joe admitted to Frank that he had been scared that something awful was going to happen to Frank. Frank assured Joe that he would around to badger him for years and years to come. Frank and Julie put their past differences behind them and Julie realized that Frank would never do or say anything to hurt her. Kevin's condition took a turn for the worse and Lucy was frightened for him and for herself. Eve gave Lucy her beeper and promised to contact Lucy as soon as there was any news on Kevin. Scott took Lucy to get some air and demanded that she be strong for Kevin's sake and for Serena's. Lucy returned with renewed strength but then learned that Kevin needed immediate surgery. Matt noticed that something was bothering Jake and Matt got him to open up. Jake admitted to Matt that he and Danielle had broken up and that Danielle wasn't the woman he thought she was. Matt then wondered why Jake was so miserable that Danielle was gone. Later, Jake booked a flight to New York.
Friday, September 26, 1997
by ABC Daytime
At the hospital, Lucy learned that Kevin needed immediate surgery. Kevin, however, awakened and was able to assuage some of Lucy's worry. After learning that Dr. Tony Jones was not available to perform the surgery, Lucy sought Bennett for the operation. Bennett agreed to perform the surgery and assured Lucy that is was a routine procedure. Scott took exception to the way Bennett humiliated Karen in front of her co-workers and Bennett and Scott had a heated argument. Meanwhile, an exhausted and overwrought Karen assured Ellen that she would be able to assist on Kevin's surgery. Karen overheard Chris attempt to try and replace her in surgery, but Ellen dismissed Chris. In New York City, Danielle remembered back to the first time she had met Jake. Danielle then remembered that it had all been a set up arranged by Rex. Later, Danielle was surprised when Jake appeared before her. After learning that Kevin, Scott and Lucy were at the hospital, Rex broke into the lighthouse.