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Frank visits Julie and told her that Lark's mother is the woman who
bought the voice activator. He also told her Lark's mother and Greg
Cooper are in the same hospital. Julie theorizes that Lark's mother and
Greg Cooper could be in on this together. Frank told her to ease up on
the conspiracy theories. He wants to talk to Lark's mother before word
gets out that he is investigating this. He is unsure when her
medication will take affect so that he can have a lucid conversation
Lark calls the hospital and speaks with her mother's doctor. She learns
that her mother should have better reasoning skills within a few days.
Karen, Neil, and Courtney talk in the hospital. Neil has made a present
for Serena. Courtney asks if Karen and Joe have set a date for their
wedding yet. They haven't. Courtney then comments on Karen's
engagement ring and learns it belonged to Joe's grandmother. Karen
tells her that she finally feels like part of the Scanlon family.
Eve visits Serena. Eve and Scott talk for a while before Serena wakes
up. They talk about the Quartermaine residency and Serena's accident.
Scott told Eve what drives him crazy is that she and Lucy go on like
nothing has happened while Serena's life has been completely altered.
Eve told him she is shocked to hear him say that. She says that
everything about her life has changed. Scott says that nothing they
have went through can compare to what it's like for Serena to live in
total darkness. Eve says she wasn't comparing it and Scott blows up. He
stands up and says that he thought he was over this but he's not. He
gets twisted up inside every time he thinks about what Serena is going
through right now and it drives him crazy. Eve starts to leave, saying
she will come back when Serena is awake. Serena hears her before she
leaves and asks Eve to come up and talk to her. Scott told Eve to go
Courtney and Karen talk again. Courtney told her she used to work as a
special events coordinator. She offers to help Karen plan her wedding.
Karen tries to dissuade her but Courtney won't give up. Karen finally
agrees to talk to Joe about it.
Eve gives Serena a game, Simon. Serena asks Eve to open her gift for
her. Scott looks worried as Eve opens the gift. After Eve explains the
game and asks if she wants to play, Serena says she doesn't feel like
playing and she wants Eve to carry her back up to her room. Scott tries
to get Serena to go up the stairs on her own but she won't. Eve carries
Karen visits Julie in jail. She asks Julie to be her maid of honor at
the wedding. Julie jokes that they may have to have the wedding there
and Karen says that she's sure Julie will be out by then but if not,
they will just have their song changed to "Jailhouse rock" and have an
Elvis impersonator marry her and Joe. Julie accepts and thanks Karen.
Julie then told her all the news Frank has discovered about her case.
She then asks Karen to keep and eye on Lark at the hospital. Karen
agrees and then Julie warns her to be careful.
Scott told Eve he has realized how helpless Serena has become. He says
from now on he is going to make Serena do things on her own. Eve asks
if he is sure tough love is the way to go at this point. Scott says it
will be a lot harder on him but he wants Serena to have her life back.
At the hospital, Karen talks to Lark. She asks Lark is she has been to
see her mother. Lark says she went months ago but her mother screamed
at her to get out so she hasn't been back since. She comments that she
hates those places.
Frank went to see Lark's mother's doctor. He asks if Lark visits her
mother. The doctor says that Lark comes there every week but she
doesn't visit her mother, she visits Greg Cooper.
Frank confronted Lark and demanded to
know why she had been visiting Cooper at
the mental hospital. Lark denied ever visiting
Cooper and said that someone must be
setting her up. Later, Frank went to the
lighthouse and told Kevin about Lark. Victor interrupted Frank and Kevin while
they were discussing the murders and accused Frank of being the killer. Victor
pointed out that Frank's character in the book had no alibi and was not
considered a suspect, just like Frank himself. Frank lost his temper and
stormed out, leaving Kevin dismayed by his outburst. Victor then volunteered to
go undercover at the mental institution to try and learn more about Cooper. Scott
struggled to make Serena more independent and refused to give in to her
request to carry her down the stairs. Courtney and Neal stopped by the
firehouse and Scott admitted to Courtney that Serena wasn't doing very well.
Courtney related some of the troubles she had experienced with Neal and
offered Scott her help. After Courtney and Neal left, Scott stood his ground and
still refused to carry Serena downstairs. Karen thanked Mary for allowing Joe to
give her his grandmother's ring and assumed that Mary had known about it.
Mary, however, was shocked to see Karen wearing the ring and could barely
contain her displeasure. Later, Karen told Joe that she thought Mary still didn't
approve of her, but Joe calmed Karen's fears. Joe then confronted Mary and
made it clear that he and Karen were in love and were going to be married.
Friday, August 21, 1998
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Frank told Julie Lark's mother still isn't lucid. She still can't
remember why she bought the voice activator or whom she bought it for.
Lee, Julie's attorney, says his strategy is to show another suspect that
had motive and opportunity, Lark. Frank becomes angry and told Lee, "you
are not going to pin this on Lark." Lee says he is only proposing a
defense strategy. He reminds Frank that Lark was either present or
unaccounted for when each of the murders was committed and that she also
had access to Julie's water bottle when Julie was overdosed with morphine.
Frank argues that having access to the water bottle doesn't mean she did
it. He says Lark had no reason to kill these people. Lee told them he
needs to present another suspect to the jury and Lark fills the bill.
Frank is angry that this could send Lark to jail. Julie questions whether
he cares at all if she ends up on death row. She says from the way he is
acting he cares more about Lark than her. He told her he is working every
waking moment trying to clear her but you don't right one wrong by creating
another. Julie believes Lark could be responsible. Frank angrily tells
her, "I will not let Lark take the hit for this."
Lark visits her mother in the hospital. Her mother kisses her and tells
her she is sorry she was off her medication. Lark told her mom there are
a few things they need to discuss about the voice activator she bought.
She asks her mother if she remembers who gave her the money to buy the
voice activator and if she remembers the store. Her mom can't remember
either. She then remembers speaking with a salesman and a policeman. Lark
wants to know why her mother put her name on the receipt. Her mother
becomes upset and accuses Lark of trying to hurt her. She strikes Lark.
Lark cries, "why can't you just this once help me?" Her mother continues
to tell the orderly to get Lark away from her. Lark screams, "I hate you"
and runs out.
Frank comes home to find Chris waiting for him. He has brought the DL56 to
Frank. Chris questions Frank about any side affects he may be
experiencing. Frank is still angry and yells at Chris but Chris told him
if he doesn't cooperate the deal is dead and his precious DL56 is gone.
They begin to discuss Julie's case when Courtney comes in. Chris and
Courtney flirt a little then Frank told her Chris was just on his way out.
After Chris leaves, Courtney says, "good looking and a doctor too. Does
it get any better?" Frank replies, "you know it does" and pulls her to
him. He kisses her roughly and she pulls away. They then kiss again,
Courtney as willing as Frank. Frank believes she was flirting with Chris
to make him jealous. She denies this. Frank mentions the fact that she
went to bed with him when she was dating Joe. She told him she can do a
lot better than him now. They later make love on the couch. Afterwards
they agree that neither of them want Joe to find out what happened between
them, past or present. Lark then comes in and told Frank what happened
when she went to see her mother.
Victor wants to go undercover in the hospital but Kevin refuses. He tells
Victor being there with Greg Cooper is too dangerous. Victor told Kevin
he will do this whether Kevin wants him to or not. Kevin says Greg Cooper
will be suspicious the minute he checks in. Victor says that if Cooper
does any checking he will find out they were in the same hospital at the
same time before. Kevin is worried that Cooper is responsible for the
murders and he fears for Victor's safety. Victor is insistent because
lives are at stake. He says that what he didn't do in the past caused Ryan
to be hurt. He says he may just possibly have the chance to save someone's
life. Kevin reluctantly agrees but says Victor has to do everything
exactly as they plan. Kevin says he will leave a list of instructions with
the doctors to give him his medication. He warns Victor to make sure he
gets his medication every day. He will be in locked room with Cooper and
without the medication he will become incoherent and will be a target.
Kevin voices his concerns. Victor assures him he will be fine. Kevin then
makes a call for an ambulance to take Victor to the mental hospital. Kevin
admits his father to the hospital and leaves the written instruction with
the doctor. Victor plays the part of the mental patient. Kevin must then
Chris visits Julie. She told Chris of Frank's reaction when Lee suggested
using Lark as a defense strategy. Chris told her he never suspected her
but Julie doesn't believe him. Julie told him that on Monday, Lee will prove to
everyone that Lark is the killer.