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At the hospital, Joe asks Karen to arrange for a genetic profile of both he and Courtney. Karen tries to assure him that just because Neil's chemotherapy is not working yet, it does not mean that a bone marrow transplant may become the only option. Joe told Karen that he feels as if he's racing against time, and he wants to be prepared for anything in order to save his son. Reluctantly, Karen agrees to set up the tests. Later, while having his blood drawn for the test, Joe admits to her that he feels guilty about missing out on so many years with Neil. He's scared he might not get time to make it up, so saving his life is very important to him. To him, it's the least he can do.
Lucy and Scott, dejected after Scott's loss at Julie's guardianship hearing, return home to the firehouse. Lark is there babysitting, and Serena is very excited about attending the local minor league baseball game that night.
Unfortunately, Lucy told her that plans have changed, so she won't be able to go to the game. Serena heads upstairs to get ready for bed with Lark, disappointed at not being able to get Neil a T-shirt from the game. Once they're alone, Lucy told Scott she canceled their plans because she figured Scott wouldn't be up for it. But, Scott says he wants to get his mind off of his troubles, so the two decide to go to the game alone.
Somewhere in Italy, Kevin and Victor continue to try and make a psychic connection with Eve. Kevin makes repeated attempts, but he keeps conjuring up the same things--an image of the boy from his novel and the sounds of the circus. He grows increasingly frustrated, but his father urges him to press on. Finally, Kevin makes a connection and senses Eve's overwhelming despair. He then begins seeing images of Eve bound and gagged. As the pictures become clearer, Kevin realizes that Eve is being held prisoner in the catacombs.
Meanwhile, Eve's captor(s) continue to play mind games on her, thereby increasing her self-doubt. They blast a tape of a baby crying and taunt her with the idea that she killed her newborn child by not taking care of herself while pregnant. Eve told herself over and over that Kevin is coming to save her, but her confidence is shattered when her captor(s) informs her that Kevin has been killed (this is where the great despair that Kevin senses comes from). Distraught, confused, and alone, Eve knocks over her chair and lies on the ground, wailing in both physical and emotional pain.
Back in Port Charles, Lucy and Scott enjoy the baseball game. Lucy sees it as an opportunity to act out her aggression toward DV. She screams at the umpires, taunts the other team, and argues with other fans. She even fights for a foul ball! Scott tries to calm her down, but even he admits that he would love to rip DV's head off for what he has done to their family. They begin worrying about Christina's safety and are quite glad when the game ends. Of course, they return home to find that nothing is amiss. In fact, Lucy is so pleased with Lark's work that she hires the girl to watch Serena and Christina on a regular basis. Later, Lucy and Scott start to get romantic, but Scott pulls away. Lucy asks him if he's ready to be with her again, but the baby's crying interrupts and lets Scott off the hook for the moment.
Also that evening, DV is interviewing an unseen woman who, apparently, is claiming to be Christina's birth mother. He says he knows how frightened she must be, but he will do anything in his power to get the child away from Lucy and Scott and return her to her true home.
While drawing blood for her test, Karen explains the bone marrow donor program to Courtney. The best candidate for a match would be a sibling, but since Neil is an only child, he will have to be placed on the national waiting list. This is assuming, of course, that neither Joe nor Courtney is a suitable match. Courtney seems worried about the test; later, she asks a lab technician when the genetic tests will be in and who will receive the results. Told they will be sent to Dr. Wexler, Courtney then vows to get the results before Karen does.
Friday, July 23, 1999
Today's recap was provided by Stephanie Phipps.