Tess returns to Jack's Place and told Jack that she has been to see Livvie and now knows the reason behind the pictures she keeps seeing in her mind. Tess tearfully explains that she is a part of Livvie and that she is NOT anybody. But Jack tenderly reassures Tess that she is VERY real to him. To demonstrate, Jack kisses Tess and they continue kissing - then they hit the sheets.
At Stephen's Studio, Alison expresses her sincere concern for her mother's health and Elizabeth is genuinely moved by her daughter's concern. Elizabeth seriously contemplates biting Alison in order to give her daughter the greatest gift of all - immortality! But, as Alison tries to locate a doctor for Elizabeth, Elizabeth begins to have second thoughts and excuses herself as she flees into the next room.
Meanwhile, in the woods, Rafe is genuinely shocked when Caleb appears to be immune to the stake Rafe has just driven into his heart. As Caleb gets up with the stake in his hand, Rafe dares Caleb to go ahead and try to take Rafe out. Caleb lunges at Rafe, but stops before he reaches Rafe. Caleb announces that is is no longer "in to" killing and just wants fame, fortune and rock and roll. When Rafe asks WHY Caleb wants all of that in Port Charles, of all places - Caleb announces that his band is going on a road tour soon, so they will no longer be in Port Charles. Rafe tries to learn if the water has anything to do with Caleb's return, and Caleb admits only that "It helps!' When Caleb claims that he has been a perfect citizen this time around and has NOT killed anyone - Rafe brought up the way Caleb turned Alison's mother. Rafe accuses Caleb of going after Elizabeth as a way to get to Alison and, ultimately, to Rafe. But Caleb told Rafe that, while Caleb had that goal in mind originally, Caleb has since come to care for Elizabeth but Caleb will SOLVE the Elizabeth problem by taking Elizabeth along when the band went on tour.
While Elizabeth is in the next room, Mr. Travis, the private detective that Alison hired to help locate her missing sibling, brought a box to Alison and explains that he found the box hidden behind a wall in her father's old office. After Mr. Travis leaves the Studio, Alison hesitantly opens the box and discovers some books and some old love letters. Alison determines that the letters were NOT written by her mother and comes across one letter making plans for Malcolm to visit his lady love and THEIR child. Alison decides this MUST be a letter talking about her lost sibling. As Alison continues to investigate, she discovers that the box has a false bottom and in the hidden bottom, Alison discovers a picture of a lovely, dark-haired woman with the name 'Katrina' written on the back. Alison concludes that that MUST be a picture of the woman who wrote the letters to her father and that Alison is looking at a picture of the mother of her brother or sister. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is stunned when she realizes that she contemplated biting her own daughter and wonders what she has become. When Elizabeth returns and notices the box, Alison just says that the private detective brought it by, but Alison does NOT show her mother the love letters OR the picture of Katrina!
Back in the woods, Rafe insists that Caleb has robbed Alison of her mother just as the two were beginning to make a real connection, but Caleb professes that he IS truly fond of BOTH Alison AND Elizabeth. As Rafe vows to do away with Caleb in the end, Caleb shocks Rafe by announcing that Caleb has RAFE to thank for Caleb's second chance on earth. According to Caleb, when someone from upstairs returns to earth, someone from downstairs is allowed to return as well, to keep everything 'in balance!'
At Rafe and Alison's Place, Rafe contemplates Caleb's pronouncement that Caleb got a free ride back to earth with Rafe when Rafe traded in his heavenly wings for a mortal life with Alison. Rafe worries whether or not he will be able to keep the promises that he made to Alison that they would lead a 'normal' life, now that Rafe knows that evil in the form of the returned Caleb Morley STILL needs to be vanquished in order to keep all of their loved ones safe. Later, Alison tries to get Rafe to share what is on his mind, but Rafe puts it off and Alison begins to discuss plans for their upcoming wedding. Noticing that Rafe still seems pensive about something, Alison urges her angel to just have faith.
Ian visits Eve's grave with Danny and, as Ian puts out a small tree with some decorations, Ian admits to his absent wife that he has been struggling this past year to give Danny the happy life that Danny deserves - but Ian confesses that he believes he has been messing up in that department.
Meanwhile, at the Light House, Lucy tries to tell Kevin how unsettling his 'new and improved' attitude is to her, but Kevin urges Lucy to put the past behind them and get on with the future.
Meanwhile, at Jack's Place, as Jack and Tess get ready for company, they are stunned when Livvie arrives at the door and announces that she is moving in with 'her sister!' Jack informs Livvie that she is NOT going to do that, but, when Jack went to the door to greet Jamal, Marissa and CHRIS, Livvie urges Tess to speak to Jack for her. Livvie reminds Tess that now, since they BOTH know that Caleb created Tess from Livvie, they NEED to stick together and protect each other, because whatever causes one of them pain, also causes pain to the other. Later, Tess convinces a dubious Jack to change his mind and allow Livvie to stay.
As Kevin and Lucy argue about Kevin's 'new and improved' outlook on life, Serena and Christina come downstairs and Christina asks Kevin to tell her the Christmas story of how they all became a family last year on this very day. As Kevin begins to remind Lucy of their wedding last year, they both begin to remember the promises that they made to each other.
Back at Jack's Place, Marissa invites Jamal to visit her family next Christmas and CHRIS asks Tess about her headaches. Tess told Chris that the headaches are getting better. When Chris asks Tess if there is anything that he could do for her, Tess replies that she thinks the one thing she wants most is for everyone to just be together and love each other. Later, Livvie gives Tess a scarf that is similar to a scarf that Livvie already has. Jamal takes Jack aside later and asks Jack if it is a good idea for Livvie and Tess to be wearing matching outfits and Jack agrees with Jamal that Jack DOES have reservations about the wisdom of Tess and Livvie dressing alike.
Meanwhile, back at Rafe and Alison's Place, Alison told Rafe about the private investigator finding a box that belonged to Alison's father and about the box containing a picture of the woman Alison believes is the mother of her lost sibling. Alison then gives Rafe a watch that is solar powered, so it will never run down, and will alwlays be there to remind Rafe of the eternal bond he shares with Alison. Alison also reminds Rafe about the watch he had last winter that was ticking off the time until Rafe had to leave Port Charles and those he loved.
Suddenly, the lights go out all over town and, one by one, the residents realize that the only light on in town is the giant Christmas tree in the park. One by one, the various residents of Port Charles find their way to the tree, where Serena hands out candles and they all sing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' together.
|WEDNESDAY||DECEMBER|| 25TH, 2002
Due to the Christmas holiday, Port Charles did not air today. The show will resume tomorrow, December 26th, where Tuesday's show concluded.
Thursday, DECEMBER 26TH, 2002
At Rafe and Alison's Place, Alison writers a letter to her future children, telling them the story of Rafe and Alison's love for one another and, as Alison writes, she flashes back to memorable scenes of Rafe and Alison's courtship.
Friday, DECEMBER 27TH, 2002
At Jack's Place, as Jack gets ready to head out to be an attendant at Alison's wedding, Jack and Tess wonder where Livvie has gone. Meanwhile, Livvie meets Caleb in the Park and told Caleb that she KNOWS Caleb saw Livvie making out with Ricky on the couch at Livvie's Place. Then Livvie announces to Caleb that she and Tess BOTH have remembered the way that Caleb 'made' Tess from Livvie. Livvie suggests that Caleb's motive was that he loved Livvie so much, he wanted two of her. Caleb denies any knowledge of what Livvie is talking about.
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