D.V. told someone on the phone that Dr. Lambert hadn't shown up, but he would find Eve and the letters. He said he didn't want the letters falling into the wrong hands any more that the person he was talking to did.
Eve continued to try to get out of the cellar. Meanwhile, Kevin and Eve heard a noise and checked outside. They decided it was a tree branch hitting the house. Eve managed to break a lock off a door, but it just led into another room. She prayed and asked God for three things: to get out of the cellar, to see her son grow up, and that she and Kevin would still be together when everything was all over. She pleaded for help. The room she was in had a door up high. She started to try to get to it.
Scott searched a cereal box for the prize. He decided Serena had already gotten to it. When she arrived, he told her he knew her secret and what she had done. She thought he meant the secret with Eve and spilled all. He told her to get her coat -- they needed to go to the lighthouse. At the lighthouse, Serena filled in Kevin and Lucy on the letters. They wondered why Eve hadn't told them. Serena said she'd made Eve promise not to tell. She showed them the secret panel in the closet where she had hidden the letters, but they were gone.
Frank arrived at home, and Courtney was miffed with him. She was upset that he had been out all night instead of being with Neil on the anniversary of John K's death. Frank told her he had stayed away because he had known he'd fight with Joe about how to handle it. She was pleased at his thoughtfulness. They started kissing, and Lark walked in on them.
Later, Lark asked Frank about Courtney. Frank asked her what she thought about Courtney and Frank as a couple. Lark praised Courtney's mothering skills but graded her low on her "girlfriending" skills. Lark was worried that Frank would be hurt. She saw the way Courtney looked at Joe. Frank told her that was in the past, and things had changed. He told her not to worry -- he could handle Courtney.
Lark left, and Courtney entered the room to ask what Lark had said. Courtney worried that Lark would say something to Neil. Frank asked if it was Neil or Joe she was worried about. Courtney said she was just concerned about Neil. Frank wanted to know what there was between them.
Courtney told Frank she just wanted to enjoy the ride and not think about where it was going. She wanted to feel good in the present. Frank said sooner or later people would see them together and figure out that Frank was the father of her children. He asked why she kept seeing him. She told him she couldn't stop and didn't think he could either.
Lucy, Scott, and Kevin discussed why Eve hadn't said anything to them about the letters. Kevin called General Hospital and discovered she hadn't been seen. He worried that she had been kidnapped. They heard the sound again and decided it was originating inside the house. They rushed to the secret door, looked in, and saw Eve.
Eve was grateful to Kevin and Scott for rescuing her. Scott told her that Serena had led them to her and wondered if she had found the letters. Eve acted jubilant and said she had. She held them up. Kevin took them and hugged Eve. Over his shoulder, she looked worried.
Courtney, Neil, and Frank were in the living room, and Neil wished someone would do his homework for him. He had to do a report on Tanzania but knew nothing about it. Frank said Neil would learn about it. Neil said it helped to have a partner, and Courtney told Frank about the project Neil had done with a friend, Nate. Frank offered to be Neil's partner until Nate could be Neil's partner again.
Neil was delighted, and Frank and Neil went to work on the project. Joe and Karen arrived with help, as well -- a CD-ROM, a poster, and a tape on Tanzania. Frank looked annoyed and Courtney concerned. Neil was delighted and showed Frank and Courtney. Frank agreed it was unbelievable.
At the lighthouse, Scott, Lucy, Eve, and Kevin went through the letters. Apparently, Mary didn't know where Victor was, and he had forgotten his cell phone. Lucy started talking about how she had never noticed any hidden doorways when she had lived there. Kevin said he was surprised too. Scott commented about hidden rooms and old lighthouses but said he was bothered by one thing. He wanted to know how Eve had known about the letters.
Eve said she hadn't told them about the letters because she had promised Serena she wouldn't. Lucy said she'd buy that under normal circumstances but that Eve knew things weren't normal. Eve said she hadn't even known that the letters Serena had hidden were the ones they were looking for. Lucy said they couldn't keep secrets from one another, and Scott agreed. Eve admitted she had messed up but that she would have told them as soon as she'd known she had the right letters.
Lucy said that was okay but that they still shouldn't make any decisions without consulting each other. Eve challenged Lucy by asking if she meant the way they had been consulted about Lucy moving into the lighthouse. Lucy said that was different. Eve commented on how the rules changed when Lucy was involved. Lucy remembered Eve being at the lighthouse the day she'd moved in. Kevin put a stop to it, but Lucy didn't look like she was ready to let it go.
Karen and Joe helped Neil with his report as Frank and Courtney looked on. Frank, with an encyclopedia, offered facts of interest such as information about a wildlife refuge on the floor of a crater. Neil, while interested, was again distracted when Joe pulled up a picture of it on the laptop. Frank mentioned a site on the Internet where one could take a virtual tour of Africa. Neil was totally absorbed in what he was doing with Joe and Karen. Frank went upstairs.
Neil commented on Karen's diamond necklace and asked if it was real. She said she hoped so -- it had been a gift from Joe. Neil asked if Joe had gotten one for Neil's mom too. Joe explained that he cared about Courtney but that he and Karen were close. Courtney interrupted with an offer of lemonade, and Joe and Karen left to make popcorn.
Courtney asked Neil what he was feeling. He wished she and Joe were back together, especially with the new baby on the way. She told him that although she and Joe loved each other, it was not in the way married people did, so getting back together was not an option. Neil hoped that would change. Neil wanted them to be a family. They were a family, Courtney said, just different. There was no way she and Joe would get back together.
Joe and Karen returned with popcorn. Courtney said it needed to have cheese on it, and Neil went to get it. Courtney told Karen and Joe that Neil was bothered by them and how affectionate they were with each other. She asked if they could tone it down in front of Neil. Karen asked if that was Courtney or Neil. Neil had never had a problem before. Karen asked what Courtney had been saying.
Courtney said circumstances had changed and asked if Karen had forgotten the baby. Karen asked how she could forget, when Courtney kept reminding her. Joe said they'd been over all that with Neil, and he understood. Karen said it was Courtney feeding him false hopes. Courtney said she was asking them both to respect Neil's wishes, and she flounced out of the room.
Karen and Joe discussed it. Karen still blamed Courtney, but Joe told her she had nothing to fear from anyone. Karen agreed, except for the fact that Courtney was carrying his baby. He insisted Karen had his heart. They hugged, and Frank passed through the room, running into Courtney in the hall. Frank said he was going to the movies, and Courtney asked to go with. He resisted the idea, telling her she still wanted Joe.
At the lighthouse, Kevin continued to look for Victor. Scott said Eve looked troubled, and Kevin said she was probably fed up with the accusations. The phone rang; it was the hospital for Eve. It was really D.V. telling her she had missed the deadline. She said she would take care of it. He said their deal was off.
Eve said she'd be right there. She hung up and said she had to go. Kevin said she was in no shape to work, but she insisted. She asked them to let her know what Victor said. She'd hate to have gone down a rabbit hole for nothing. Kevin walked her to the door, and Scott and Kevin talked about Eve.
Courtney put her jacket on and remembered her discussion with Frank about their relationship. Fran, walked in, putting his jacket on, and asked where she was going. To the movies with him, she said. He asked if she was serious, and she told him there was nowhere she'd rather be. They left quite happily.
Kevin, Scott, and Lucy continued to work on the letters. Kevin started to say thanks to Eve, but Lucy interjected it was only because they had caught her. Kevin told her not to start that again, but Lucy persisted. Kevin asked if Lucy was saying that Eve was lying. Lucy insisted that something about Eve's story didn't add up. Kevin said Eve was dealing with trying to find out if her son was alive or not.
Lucy still persisted, and Kevin grew angry, reminding her that the last time she and Scott had done that, Eve had wound up in tears, admitting she'd had a baby. Lucy babbled on, but Scott stopped her. He said he was going to take the letters to Victor's and see what he said. Kevin went to get Serena, and Scott then said he agreed with Lucy that Eve was hiding something. He told her that Kevin would never believe it, so he'd find out what was going on.
D.V. opened the door to Eve and demanded the letters. She told him she didn't have them but knew where they were. He said he knew they were at the lighthouse and didn't believe her denials. He asked what Scott was doing at the lighthouse. She said Scott wasn't there; D.V. said she was lying, and he knew it.
Eve told D.V. that Scott was taking Serena to see Lucy. She would never visit their son, he said. It was too late. He knew where the letters were, so their deal was off. She said he needed her, but he said she was done. She would never see her son.