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At Ferncliff, Julie enters the visitor's room to find Rachel and Chris
waiting. She wonders if the results of the competency review are in yet;
Rachel says the report is on its way to the judge. Julie is certain
she'll be found "crazy as a coot," because of the slipup during the
review when she mentioned Christina to Dr. Davis. Chris tries without
success to reassure her. J: "I fell apart on the hot seat, remember? My
mind was fixated (right word, doctor?) on Christina, out there
somewhere, separated from Lucy, in God knows what kind of terrible
situation. Whatever Dr. Davis wanted to hear, it wasn't what I said..and
now I'm never gonna get to see my daughter again!"
Cut to Lucy, opening the door to her room at the Port Charles Hotel.
Surprise! It's Aunt Charlene [cool to see her again! :)] with Serena and
Christina. Lucy is ecstatic to see them. Charlene assures Lucy that she
wasn't followed and says that she thinks Scott is right--the coast is
clear. She and Serena explain that Scott had come by the other day on
his way to France, and that he had said he had "that David Borgossio
fellow" put away for good. She says the kids missed and belonged with
their parents, so she decided to bring them for a family reunion. Lucy
is glad she did but wishes she had called first; Charlene says she tried
to call the firehouse and that if it weren't for Serena's good
guesswork, they would've never found her at the hotel. Serena asks Lucy
"Yeah..why *are* you here, instead of at the firehouse waiting for Daddy
to come home?"
At the firehouse, Eve stops by for a visit. Scott asks her if there's
been any news. E: "About the letters that Victor sent to Kevin? No, I
was hoping that *you* might have some news. Did you find them?"
Eve wonders if Scott searched the whole convent. Scott [charming, as
always]: "Well, what do you *think* I was doing in France, eatin'
cheese?! Of course I did--I came up with nothing but old habits. 
We've got nothing, nothing to use against Bordisso." E: "Well, you're
not saying that we should stop looking for the letters altogether, are
you?" S: "No, I'm not, not as long as there's a computer program out
there that can block this psychic..these images." Eve (hesitantly):
"Yeah, I guess if we found..this..thing, it would really do some harm to
the Cobra project, wouldn't it?" S: "Yes, it would, and we're not gonna
stop until we do. Because as long as he's out there unchecked, you know,
I can't bring Christina or Serena back here." Eve wonders if he called
Serena from France; he told her he had stopped by to see her before he
went, and that she's doing OK but misses being at home. He shows her
pictures of the girls; she gushes over them, saying that Serena looks
proud to be holding her baby sister. He told her that Lucy should be
holding Christina, "because she's getting big, and she should have her
Eve gazes at the pictures, suddenly a million miles away [wonderful
acting by Julie Pinson]. She flashes back to an earlier conversation
with Bordisso in which she pleads to be allowed to see her son. Scott
tells her that the worst thing Bordisso could do to him right now is to
keep him away from his kids. E: "I feel the same way about my son." S:
"Eve, you make it sound like you really think your son is alive.."
At the hotel room, Lucy asks Serena "Do you remember the very bad man
we've been dealing with?" Serena remembers him, including the fact that
he stole Dirty Kitty. Lucy told her that they were hoping while they
were out of town, the bad man would forget all about them. S: "And has
he?" L: "No, he hasn't." S: "Then, you wouldn't be safe in the
firehouse, so you're staying here, right?" Lucy confirms this, and
explains that she and Scott are just pretending to be mad at each other
to trick Bordisso and that she had to move out of the firehouse to make
it look real. Serena wonders "Do I have to pretend to be mad at Daddy?"
No, Lucy assures her, and asks her to promise to keep her and Scott's
secret. She insists that Charlene join them in "pinky-swearing" to this.
Charlene suggests that Serena go get the present that she made "for
you-know-who" from her backpack, which she does, after getting
permission to go to the firehouse later. Charlene and Lucy discuss the
situation with the kids; she promises to take them back to the farm if
that's what Lucy wants, but says they'll never be happy unless they're
with their parents. Lucy agrees. "You're right. Oh, boy, this is great.
You know, now that you have brought them here..there is no way I could
ever be separated from them again."
At Ferncliff, Julie wonders if the report was sent by snail-mail. Chris
says it should be there any minute. Julie is still pessimistic about her
chances. Rachel assures her that even if she loses this round, they can
and will still appeal. Julie wonders "Why do you even care anymore? I
lied to you about Christina." R: "Julie, that's because you didn't think
you could trust me. And yes, I'm sorry that I ever made you feel that
way, but I certainly can't blame you for that. I mean, had they known
that you'd secretly given birth to a child, they would've taken her away
from you." J: "And then I lost her anyway." Chris promises her they'll
get Christina back, that there's no way Scott and Lucy will ever be able
to finalize the adoption. Rachel wonders why Julie turned to Chris when
she planned her escape in order to give birth. Julie laughs, then turns
serious. "Well, first of all, he was bribable..but mostly, it was a
lucky hunch that he'd be sympathetic. And he turned out to be a lot
more. If Chris hadn't been there, Christina would have never made it."
Chris says he was just doing his job. "It was kind of a close call..but
once Christina was safe..I felt like I was holding a little miracle in
my hand." Rachel says that the experience had brought them closer
together. J: "So what? I mean, that only makes it worse being trapped in
here. Knowing that Chris and I could give my baby a loving home. I want
to walk her at night when she cries. I want to be there when she takes
her first steps. All the things I am missing now because my baby is
living with someone else. Lucy will *never* love Christina the way I do.
But it doesn't really matter--she'll get to raise my daughter, and I
really *will* go nuts." Rachel promises she won't let that happen. On
cue, an orderly enters with the competency review decision in hand.
Rachel reads the decision aloud. It's good news: Julie has been found
competent to stand trial, providing she continues her therapy. Julie
hugs Chris, then Rachel. J: "I owe you so much!" R: "You don't. You
know, Julie, you did this all by yourself." J: "But you kept after
me..even when I got so fed up that I turned on you and I made *you*
cry." R: "Well, maybe helping you with your problems did..help me as
well." J: "I don't have many friends..and I understand..the patient is
never supposed to think of her therapist as one of them, but.." R: "I
understand what you're trying to say, and I am so flattered. What you
and I and Chris were able to accomplish is nothing short of amazing."
She leaves, saying she needs to make arrangements to get the arraignment
Chris asks Julie what she really said to Dr. Davis to win him over. J:
"Actually, I..I was just myself. Raw and emotional when I thought about
Christina, and..pretty shaky when Cooper's name came up." C: "Yeah, but
that's good, isn't it? I mean, not that you had to relive the painful
memories, but that you *could*..I'm really proud of you." They joke
about whether he deserves part of the credit (of course, he claims he
does). J: "You don't need any compliments from me, you have half the
DL-56 profits to keep you warm." C: "Aw, come on. You know while you
were in here regaining your sanity, I was on the outside, doing a little
thinking on my own." J: "Like what kind of thinking?" C: "Somewhere
along the line I realized that I had met a beautiful, intelligent, very
courageous woman. And without expecting to, I delivered her precious
little girl. And suddenly there was this unfamiliar picture in my head,
of the three of us walking down the street--just me and my two girls. I
was so proud to tell everyone who passed by that 'this is my family.'
That picture makes me very, very happy, Julie." J: "That picture makes
me happy too, Chris." They kiss.
Back at the firehouse, Scott hangs up the phone. He's been explaining to
Lee about the breakup, and says he hates having to lie. He wonders what
Eve meant before the phone call, about her son being alive. E: "Oh, that
was dumb, right? That just shows you how frazzled I am. I guess I was
just hoping..that somehow..he isn't..dead." S: "Hey, what makes you
think something like that, though?" E: "What? You know D.V. He's famous
for keeping children away from their parents. That's exactly what he's
doing with you and the girls..and that's..maybe..what he's done with me.
Who's to say he hasn't?" S: "Well, just don't let him get to you, Eve."
E: "I try not to let him get to me, but it's real hard, because he knows
exactly what buttons to push."
The doorbell rings; Scott answers it. It's Lucy, Aunt Charlene, and the
girls. Charlene reiterates that she's sorry if she jumped the gun in
bringing the kids back to town; Scott says it's OK. Eve and Serena
("girlfriends" reunited :)) head to another side of the room to talk
after Eve and Charlene introduce themselves. Charlene told Scott and
Lucy that if they want, she'll take the kids back to the farm. S: "No,
it's OK, it's just..we're all still in danger." L: "Wait a minute..you
were supposed to go to France and get Victor's letters, and..ohmygosh,
you didn't get the letters." S: "No, I didn't."
Serena gives Eve a card that she made for her--it's a picture of a
house, covered with various postage stamps. Eve admires it, then stops,
stricken by something. She abruptly excuses herself and leaves, thanking
Serena again for the card.
At Ferncliff, Rachel told Chris and Julie that the wheels are in motion
for her arraignment. Julie is delighted. R: "OK, well, look, we did
manage to get over this hurdle..but bigger ones are yet to come." J:
"You mean, like convincing 12 jurors that I didn't murder John Kanelos?
Piece of cake!" She and Chris laugh. R: "Julie, I know that you're
joking. But do you have any idea how high the stakes can really be? You
can be found guilty of murder, which means that you could be spending
some serious time in prison." J: "I know how much I'm risking. But the
reward is worth it. I can finally be with my husband..and together, we
can get back my little girl."
At the firehouse, Charlene wonders if Bordisso hasn't achieved his goal
of making life miserable for Scott and Lucy. Scott admits that he
doesn't think they're safe with Bordisso around. Charlene told them
[and they nearly flip out :)] that while the girls were staying with
her, a tornado hit only one county away--her point being that no one is
ever 100% safe. She told them that Serena sometimes cried herself to
sleep because she was so homesick. After much discussion, Scott decides
that the girls will stay in Port Charles, safely with their family. Lucy
wants to call off the "fake breakup," but Scott says they have to
continue with it, as they have to help Eve find out if her son is alive.
Lucy wonders if maybe she could keep Christina with her as, after all,
it would give them an excuse to visit each other all the time. S: "We've
gotta find those letters that Victor sent to Kevin." L: "If only we
At Chris's apartment, Eve is going through a box of drawings and cards
that Serena had given her. She pulls one out, looks at it, and exclaims
"A-ha! I knew it! I knew that first collage had stamps on it. Yes!!" She
examines the collage with a magnifying glass, and reads the postmark off
one of the stamps. "France, 1997. Oh my God. Serena's the one who took