Home with his family, Luis has his knickers twisted in
a knot when he finds out that Martin's body has been
removed from the hospital and sent to a mortuary for
cremation. To make matters worse the hospital has no
idea how, or to whom the body was released. A
distraught Pilar insists that they have to find
Martin's body so she can identify it and be sure it's
really him. Pilar glances out of the window and sees
Theresa talking to Ethan with that intense I have a
confession to make look.
In the yard Theresa tries to tell Ethan why she knows
she is responsible for her fathers death, but before
she can get the words out Pilar comes out to tell her
that Martin's body has gone AWOL. Theresa nearly
faints and Ethan catches her in his (manly) arms.
Ethan goes inside the house to help Luis and Sheridan
try to find which mortuary has the body and Pilar
tells Theresa that she shouldn't blame herself for
Martin's death. In fact, there is a chance that the
dead man wasn't her father after all. Theresa
realizes that if the man who died isn't her father,
than her quest to get Ethan isn't behind her father's
death. When Ethan returns he starts to talk to
Theresa but is interrupted by a call from Gwen asking
him to meet her for lunch. Before leaving, he asks
Theresa what she was going to say about fate. Theresa
says that fate is a funny thing, one minute you know
what was meant to be, and the next minute everything
changes. When Ethan leaves Theresa decides that if
her father really isn't the dead man then she and
Ethan are meant to be.
At the coffeehouse, Chad and Whitney are talking.
Chad says he doesn't think the people who raised and
abandoned him where really his parents now that he has
the mystery birth certificate. At first Whitney tries
to help decipher the crossed out name on the
certificate, but of course she and Chad end up
arguing, about Eve when Chad calls Dr. Russell, Mommy
Dearest. He tells Whitney about seeing Eve at
Orville's last night looking for something, and that
Eve wouldn't let him look around, so he's going.
Whitney asks him to tell her what he finds.
Eve tries to question Orville, but he is dead asleep.
The hospitals social services representative Carol
comes to speak to Eve and Eve gives her a song and
dance about how found she's become over Orville. It
seems as though Eve would like her to go beyond normal
hospital procedure and see to it that Orville's house
is protected from nasty vandalize. Carol trots of to
do the sweet doctors bidding. After Carol is gone
Orville gives Eve a round of applause for her role as
the concerned physician. He's got her number, she
doesn't want anyone going through his stuff to protect
herself, not him. Eve's afraid of secrets leaking
out. Orville tells her that he does have info on her
in his apartment, but he's a little fuzzy on exactly
where he put it. It's in a red envelope though he
cheerfully informs her. When Eve asks him why he
warned her to keep her daughters away from Chad
Orville just repeats the warning and falls back
asleep. Later Eve gets the keys to Orville's place
from Carol and goes off on a red envelope seek and
At the crematorium an anxious Henry calls up Julian.
Julian tells Henry that it will all be taken care of
if he just follows orders. Later Alistair decides
that Henry's word that it's being done isn't good
enough and insists his son go down and deal with it
personally. Luis calls the crematorium and demands
that nothing be done to his fathers body, they don't
have the family's permission. Henry, now totally
frantic, orders the cremator to do it immediately.
Luis, Pilar, and Sheridan show up at the last minute.
When Luis blast Henry and demands to know who
authorized the cremation, Julian appears, and says "I
Ethan meets up with Gwen and tells her that he and
Sheridan were at the Lopez-Fitzgerald house giving
their condolences. She asks Ethan if Theresa's
boyfriend wasn't there. When Ethan says he wasn't
Gwen launches into her same Theresa is in love with
him, there is no boyfriend, tirade. (So what if she's
right, she doesn't have to sound so smug about it).
Gwen asks Ethan that if when she proves that Theresa
is in love wit him, will he fire her? Ethan is a bit
taken back by Gwen's request and reminds her that
Theresa's position with his mother isn't just is
important to Theresa, but that she uses the money to
help her family. Gwen says that of course she'd want
him to get her a new job at comparable pay, but that
having Theresa around is bad for their relationship.
Ethan gives in and tells Gwen that he will go along
with her plan, but that now isn't the time to be
grilling Theresa about a boyfriend since she is
grieving for her father.
Theresa meets Whitney at the coffeehouse and tells her
the news about the dead man possibly not being her
father, and this meaning that she won't have to stop
loving Ethan. Whitney reminds her about Gwen. Theresa
figures that even Gwen wouldn't be cold enough to
grill her about a boyfriend at a time like this. Soon
after Ethan and Gwen arrive and Gwen gives Theresa her
condolences. When Theresa tells them that it might
not be her father after all Gwen is delighted. She
says that if it wasn't her father who died, then they
could all go out and celebrate, and finally meet
Theresa's boyfriend. An irritated Chad comes in and
tells Whitney about how her mother got social services
to sea Orville's apartment.
All About Eve:
Eve is in her bedroom and thinking about what Orville has been telling her.
She is afraid that she will lose her family if her secrets come out. She
goes to the closet and pulls out a small trunk-like box. Eve unlocks the box
and pulls out some pictures which we don't see. She looks at them and begins
to cry. T.C. calls to her informing her that he's home. She quickly locks
the box and hides it in the closet before T.C. comes in. T.C. says he wants
to spend his vacation with his beautiful wife and not working all the time.
He notices that Eve has been crying and asks her what is wrong. She lies and
says that nothing is wrong but he doesn't believe her. He goes to the closet
and pulls out another box and says she was going down memory lane. He pulls
out a pair of baby shoes and Eve says those were Whitney's. She said you can
tell because the heel is worn down. T.C. pulls out another pair and she said
those were Simone's because of the crayon marks. They reminisce about the
past saying it seemed like yesterday when the girls were little. Eve says
she just wants what is best for the girls and that means staying away from
Chad Harris. T.C. asks what her crusade against Chad is, and she says she
knows guys like him and she wants better for their daughters. T.C. says he
may be a little rough around the edges, but he's a good kid. T.C. asks if
there is something in her past she is hiding that is related to this but she
brushes it off. He says he supports her decisions where the girls are
concerned. He tells her she is the perfect mother and Eve gets upset saying
she is not perfect.
Sheridan, Julian, Luis & Pilar:
Sheridan asks what Julian is doing there and Luis wants to know why he
ordered Martin's body to be cremated. Julian makes up some BS story about
how he feels terrible for their loss and wanted to help with the expenses.
He also says they must be going through a lot considering Luis chose to save
Sheridan over his father. Sheridan yells at him saying that was an
insensitive thing to say. Julian says he is grateful that Luis saved his
dear sister's life. Pilar says that the Lopez-Fitzgerald's take care of
their own...that is if he is really their own. Julian says that it is
Martin, but Luis says they need to be sure. He asks Julian again why he
would order Martin's body to be cremated and he says that is what Martin
wanted. Luis asks why Julian would be conversing with a lowly factory
worker. Julian makes up this whole song and dance about how he lost his dear
Uncle Thaddeus and that Martin was there to listen to him and made him feel
better. He said that he and Uncle Thad were very close...he taught him
everything he knows about brandy. Anyway, Julian says that they got to
talking about how they wanted to be buried, and he says Martin told him he
wanted to be cremated to keep the expense down on his family. Pilar says
Martin never told her any of this and they never talked about funeral plans.
Luis orders Henry to open the casket so they can see the body. Pilar looks
at it but the beard is covering the scar and they get the mortician to shave
the area. They look again and Pilar breaks down and buries her face against
Luis. The scar was there and that confirms that it is Martin Fitzgerald.
Sheridan and Julian walk away and she asks him what he is really up to.
Julian says nothing and Sheridan tells him she doesn't believe him. Julian
then asks her what is going on with Luis and she says nothing...she is just
being there for their family. He says that he doesn't really believe her.
Sheridan walks over to Pilar and Luis saying they are going to leave and
tells them if they need anything at all, not to hesitate to let her know.
She tells them both how very, very sorry she is for their loss. On the way
out the door, Julian looks at them and says it's terrible what Pilar and the
family are going through. He is very sincere and Sheridan says to him that
maybe she was wrong about him. She leaves and a Cheshire grin breaks out on
his face. Pilar says that something isn't right with this because she is
still unsure if that is Martin. Luis says that all the evidence points to it
and Pilar says her heart doesn't believe it. She asks Luis to please help
her prove if it really is. Luis says he can't say no to her and he will, he
just doesn't know how.
The Book Cafe:
Chad and Whitney are at the Book Cafe still and arguing about Eve. Chad says
that Orville's apartment was sealed off and she ordered it to be done in the
first place. Whitney doesn't want to believe him, but thinks that if she did
do it, she had a good reason. She says that her mother is an honest and
noble person who would never lie to her family. Chad asks Whitney if she
knows her mother as well as she thinks she does. Whitney gets angry and
makes a comment about Chad's family. Later, Chad puts on a song (by Melissa
Etheridge I believe, but I couldn't tell which song it was). He looked
directly at her implying that the song was for her and she looks annoyed.
Elsewhere in the Book Cafe, Gwen and Theresa are having a chat and Gwen is
inquiring about her boyfriend. She is trying to be sneaky saying she is
sorry for Theresa's loss and she hopes that she has someone to comfort her.
Theresa says she has her family and Whitney has been terrific. Gwen asks
about her boyfriend and if he is there to hold her and comfort her. Theresa
thinks about when Ethan caught her in her yard after she learned Martin's
body was going to be cremated. Theresa says yes and that he has been
wonderful. Gwen says he sounds like someone she knows quite well. Ethan
walks up at this time and hands Gwen her coffee and gives her a "lay off"
look. He says to Theresa that she must have a lot of stuff to take care of
and she agrees. She goes to sit with Whitney. Ethan asks Gwen what that was
all about and Gwen says she was just talking to Theresa and asking about her
boyfriend. She says there is no boyfriend and that he is the man she is in
love with. Ethan says if that's true, she is still going through a terrible
time right now and Gwen shouldn't give her a hard time.
Theresa comes over to Whitney and is upset about Gwen. She tells Whitney how
Gwen was asking her all these questions about her boyfriend and how
insensitive that was. Whitney reminds Theresa that she doesn't have a
boyfriend. Theresa says she knows, but Gwen was out of line and Theresa
calls her an insensitive bitch! Whitney is shocked to hear Theresa say that,
and Theresa says Gwen is acting the innocent, but she is really manipulative
and doesn't deserve Ethan. Theresa says she hopes that the man that died
wasn't really her father and she wouldn't have to produce a boyfriend. She
asks Whitney for her phone and Whit inquires about it. Theresa says she is
pretending to call her boyfriend. Theresa says that no matter who you are or
how you feel about a person, you should always be a little more sensitive to
their feelings...especially if they lost a parent. Whitney looks over in
Chad's direction and agrees with Theresa.
Theresa goes over to Gwen and Ethan saying she just got off the phone with
her boyfriend and he is coming to the funeral. Gwen says if it's not her
father, they can all go out and celebrate. Just then, Sheridan comes in and
tells Theresa the bad news about her father. She starts to cry and sits down
on the couch saying "Papa's dead." Ethan asks if she needs anything and
Theresa says she needs to be by herself and gets up to leave. Gwen hurriedly
tells Ethan she has to get back to the office and kisses him and leaves. She
catches up to Theresa outside and says she is looking forward to meeting her
boyfriend! Theresa just looks at her.
Whitney apologizes to Chad about what she said and that she doesn't know what
he's going through because her mother and father have always been there.
Chad says he's not too upset about it because his family gave up on him so
long ago so they must not have been too keen on him anyway. They are talking
when Eve and T.C. walk in and see their daughter consorting with the enemy.
Julian is on the phone with Alistair and says they have nothing to worry
about. The family believes that it is the real Marty Fitz. Alistair says to
make sure the body is cremated as soon as the funeral is over so they will
have NOTHING to worry about. Julian says okay and takes a drink of his
brandy. I wish that you could have seen the look on his face when he did this
because he did it like he was about to get caught by Daddy, and when he
didn't the look he gave the telephone was PRICELESS!
Friday, January 14, 2000
Kay & Simone:
Kay and Simone are in the park (that's my guess) spying on Charity and
Miguel. Kay is talking about how she and Miguel belong together...not him
and Charity. Simone says if she had a nickel for every time she heard that...
They talk about New Year's Eve and Kay says she was in Miguel's arms so they
will be together. Simone says she hopes that prediction isn't true because
Whitney and Chad were together. Kay asks if Whitney is interested in Chad
and Simone says no. She says they are like Ike and Tina...they just DON'T
get along! Kay says that they can be the one exception to the rule, but she
will get Miguel. Simone tells her to give up, but Kay says she won't because
Miguel and Charity aren't an official couple yet. Simone looks over at them
and says they seem pretty official to her. Kay tells her that they haven't
kissed yet and until they do, she still has time. Kay does pull out her
broach and tells Simone to look at it because that is her proof. Simone says
that thing is evil and to keep it away from her. Kay looks at the broach but
can't see Miguel's face. She says that something is wrong with it and she
needs to take care of something.
Eve comes over and starts in on Whitney and Chad being together. Chad says
he has a few things to say. He apologizes for speaking out of turn but says
he needs to get a few things straight. Chad says that he doesn't understand
why she insists on keeping Whitney and Simone away from him. He says that he
is suspicious of a lot of people, but he usually has good reason, and asks
Dr. Russell what hers is. Eve says that she doesn't trust him because she
doesn't know anything about his background or upbringing. Chad says he
doesn't either and he's trying to figure it out. Chad also tells her she
took that away from him by sealing off Orville's apartment. Eve says she was
just trying to protect her patient...it's hospital policy. Whitney asks if
she does that with every patient. Eve says no, but his is a special case.
Eve gives Chad this little spiel about how she wishes him the best of luck
for the future, but his future cannot include Whitney and Simone. Chad goes
back to work and the Russell's leave the Book Cafe. Whitney tells Eve that
she didn't purposely seek out Chad, she just ran into him. Eve says she
understands, but she wants to know how she feels towards Chad when she does
run into him. Whitney tells her parents that she couldn't care less about
him and she wishes he wouldn't have come to Harmony. Eve hugs her and tells
her she's proud of her and she and T.C. leave. Simone comes in through the
back door of the Book Cafe and tells Chad she did that because she saw her
family there and didn't need to be interrogated. Chad says that Eve did
plenty of interrogating since she saw him and Whitney together. Simone asks
him why she was there and if he likes her. Chad has some flashbacks of
Whitney and the camera switches to Whitney thinking about Chad.
Sam & Luis:
Sam and Luis are talking at the police station and Luis is telling him how
his mother doesn't believe that the man is really Martin. Sam asks about all
the evidence and Luis says it makes sense to everyone but her. He tells Sam
he has to prove without a shadow of doubt that the man really is his father
for his mother's sake. Sam says they will. He asks about fingerprints, but
Luis says he was never arrested, so they aren't on file. He asks about the
military and Luis says that his father never enlisted. The only option left
is DNA testing and it is expensive. Luis says that if it is the only way,
then he will do it. Sam tells him to talk to Eve Russell. Sam tells Luis
that he is doing the right thing. He would do anything for his family and
Grace. Luis tells Sam he has a good life. Luis says that when he was
younger and thought about getting married, he wanted it to be like his
parents, but he says that is a joke now. He says that he wants to be like
Sam. Luis says that he has seen how quickly marriages fall apart. He had a
case awhile back where a woman stabbed her husband because she found him with
another woman. Apparently the woman was an old girlfriend who came back into
the picture and the man couldn't stay away. Luis tells Sam he's lucky and
Sam snaps saying that isn't going to happen to him. Luis says he wasn't
talking about him and Sam apologizes and says he is just stressed. He asks
Luis if he is okay because he is going to go to Grace's shop and surprise
her. Luis says yes and he's going to get the tests run.
Grace & Ivy:
Grace is putting stuff away in her shop and flashes back to seeing Ivy and
Sam kissing at the Christmas party. Grace puts on this hat and says that Sam
likes her in this hat. She is looking in the mirror and Ivy comes in and says
she likes the hat. Grace asks what she is doing there and Ivy says she needs
a favor. Ivy tells her how badly she feel for Pilar and her family and wants
to help them out financially, but Pilar is too proud to take the money from
her. She asks if Grace could maybe arrange for Father Lonigan to give it to
her so she won't know it is from the Cranes. Grace tells her she is very
generous and goes to call him. Ivy tries on the hat and wonders if Sam would
like her in the hat. Sam is outside looking in holding some flowers and sees
who he thinks is Grace. He walks in and wraps his arms around Ivy saying
"hello beautiful" just as Grace walks in. Sam tells them he thought she was
Grace because he saw the hat. Grace says she understands and Ivy leaves.
Sam apologizes to Grace again and she says she's not the jealous type and
understands. Sam hugs her and sees Ivy watching them from outside. Ivy says
that Grace can have him now, but she had him first and she will get him back.
Timmy & Tabitha:
Tabitha is reading in one of her books, but is having trouble making out what
it says because the words are faded. Timmy comes in wearing his lounging
robe and says he holds in his hand the greatest martini ever made. Tabitha
grabs it out of his hands saying this will be perfect and pours it on the
book hoping it would make the ink show up. Timmy says she just dumped out
his liquid gold! Tabitha was trying to see if it worked and Timmy was trying
to salvage any remains of the drink and started licking the glass. Tabitha
says it didn't work and there has to be a way to get Charity and Miguel
apart. The angel comes in and tells Tabitha she won't succeed in luring
Charity to their side. Tabitha reminds her of what she said on New year's
Eve and the angel says she said it was possible Charity could turn evil, not
definite. Tabitha says she just needs a lock of her hair and that would be
the perfect ingredient to get Charity to turn. Tabby goes for her but she
vanishes. There is a knock at the door and it is Kay. She tells Tabitha the
broach doesn't work and asks if it is real or she just made up a story.
Tabitha tells her that if she can't see the boy she loves in there, he is
closer to becoming someone else's boyfriend. Kay says that can't happen and
Tabitha shakes her telling her not to give up. Kay gets freaked out but
Tabby makes up a story about her fingers locking up. She says it's due to
old age. She tells Kay to be confident, and Tabitha will come up with
something. She scoots Kay out of her house and Timmy says that he doesn't
think Kay has a prayer of coming between Charity and Miguel.
Charity & Miguel:
Charity and Miguel are in the park walking and they are talking about his
father's death. She says she'll be there for him anyway she can. They are
looking through one of those telescopes that you put quarters in and Miguel
tells her a story about the island out there. He says that his father always
dreamed about buying the island and fixing up the house. He tells Charity
his dream is to own that island himself one day and spend his days there with
the person he loves. Charity tells him she is sure he will get his dream one
day and asks if she can be a part of it. Miguel says there is no one he
would rather be with. He says they can build a big log cabin with a big
stone fireplace, and they can swim during the summers and snuggle under a
blanket together during the winter. Luis comes up to them and apologizes for
interrupting, but he has something to tell Miguel. He tells Miguel that he
is going to have DNA tests run on the body to prove to Mama that it really is
their father. Miguel says that all the evidence already points to it being
their father. Luis agrees with him, but he says that Mama can't believe it.
Charity says they should listen to her because you have to trust your heart
on matters of love. Miguel says that Charity is right. Luis leaves and
Charity reiterates to Miguel that if he is ever in doubt, he needs to stop
and listen to his heart. Miguel leans in and kisses Charity just as Kay
returns and witnesses the whole thing. She has tears running down her face
and turns away so she won't have to watch.