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Monday, September 5, 2005

Theresa is in the kitchen remembering Alistair's attack when Ethan comes up behind her. She jumps but calms down when she sees who it is. They start talking, and Ethan wants to know why she won't press charges against Alistair, as it's obvious that he hurt her and will most likely hurt others. Theresa says Gwen and Rebecca don't think he really attacked her, and Ethan replies that he believes Theresa and thinks that Alistair must be held responsible. Theresa reluctantly tells Ethan that she can't press charges because then she will have no one who can help her win Ethan back. Ethan is shocked and dismayed that this is the reason she teamed up with Alistair. Theresa tells him she would rather die trying to get him back than grow old without him. Ethan says he never thought she'd be so stupid, but she says she's not stupid and Alistair will help her get when she needs. Ethan tries to convince her that she will be under Alistair's thumb for the rest of her life now, but she says she doesn't care as long as she has him, and she says she will not leave the mansion until she, Ethan, Jane and Little Ethan walk out as a family. Ethan says this whole plot is a waste of her time because he is not going to leave Gwen. He says Alistair will never help Theresa. He says Alistair can't change the way Ethan feels; he can't make him divorce Gwen. He tells her that right now, Jane is the only thing binding them. Theresa says their love is everlasting, there is hope for them, and she'll prove it-by kissing him.

Alistair is in the cottage yelling for Fancy, who is currently in bed with Noah, begging Noah to leave so Alistair doesn't find him there. Finally Fancy puts on a bathrobe and pretends to have just gotten out of the tub. She yells for Alistair to hold on while she gets dried off, and then snaps at Noah to leave, but Noah refuses to be intimidated by Alistair. An irritated Fancy leaves him in the bedroom to go see Alistair in the other room. Alistair greets her and asks why she is here. He says one of the guards saw her with a young man and overheard her plans to come back to the cottage with the man. Fancy says that she was mean to some of the help at the mansion, and says it's probably just their way of getting back at her. She says that Sheridan told her she could stay at the cottage, and she liked it because it's more private than the mansion. Alistair says that he hates it at the cottage, and asks if there's someone in the bedroom. Fancy lies that there's not, and Alistair tells her she is not a very good liar. Fancy stammers out that she brought her date back here but he's gone now, and she doesn't want him to know who the man is for fear of him scaring him off. Alistair accepts this and then starts discussing his plans to demolish the cottage. Fancy tells him not to, and he says he just doesn't want her following in Sheridan's footsteps. Fancy assures him that she would never fall in love with a man who isn't her "equal." In the bedroom, Noah, who has been listening, takes this to mean Fancy didn't really enjoy their evening together and just wanted to get him into bed. Back in the front room, Alistair apologizes for doubting Fancy and is about to leave when Noah knocks something over in the bedroom. Alistair hears the noise and thinks Fancy lied to him about her date.

Tabitha watches in her Bowl as Fox walks around after his disastrous date with Kay. All of a sudden he hears Kay screaming for help and he runs to find her being attacked by two thugs. He comes to her rescue and fights the two guys. He is eventually successful in getting them to back off, and they crawl away. Back at the house, Tabitha is surprised to find herself caring about Fox and Kay's wellbeing, and the boys in the basement are not happy about it. Kay hugs Fox and thanks him, and they both apologize for their date. Kay says she'll never forget this-Fox is her hero. They kiss until Kay says she knows somewhere private they can go.

Chris sneaks into the B&B, and, thinking everyone is asleep, makes a phone call. He tells whoever is on the other line that Sheridan was suspicious of him at first but eventually bought his story. He says she is na´ve and trusting. As he tells the person on the other line that Sheridan is gullible but not stupid, Sheridan is standing on the stairs listening in. Chris says the last thing they need is for her to develop suspicions about him, and he hangs up. Sheridan confronts him and, thinking he is working for Alistair, slaps him hard across the face. She screams for him to admit that he's working for her father and he's not really James's father. Chris tries to tell her he doesn't work for Alistair, and Sheridan tells him she's not weak anymore and won't be taken advantage of. Chris says she doesn't understand. Sheridan says how dare he use James, and slaps him again. She screams that he is as evil as Alistair and yells for him to stay away from her. She runs off and Chris follows her. Sheridan locks herself in her room and Chris pleads to be let in. He says that everything he told her thus far has been a lie, but now he's ready to come clean.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2005

At Sheridan's cottage, after telling Fancy that she better not be lying, Alistair angrily burst past her into the bedroom where Noah had been hiding. He hollered as if he'd found someone, but it was just his frustration at not finding anybody that got the better of him. He kept demanding that Fancy tell him were her boyfriend was and she insisted that he was gone. He warned her that he'd remove any boyfriend from her life permanently if he wasn't good enough and not to lie about it to him. She told him that she'd introduce him if they ever went out again. He noticed that she wasn't wearing the new bracelet she gave him and she lied that it was already packed. He was shocked that she was leaving and asked where she was going. She excitedly told him that she was bored with home and going to go to Paris. He forbid her to go and threatened to cut off all of her credit cards if she so much as crossed the county line. He was glad that she'd gotten home and didn't want her to leave since she was the only family member that he even liked. She begged him to go to Paris with her and he sullenly said he didn't think he'd ever travel abroad again. He had something-er-someone else keeping him in Harmony. She pouted that her friend Josephine was expecting her for the fashion shows and he pulled the trump card - better to disappoint a frivolous friend than him. It wouldn't be forever he said-maybe six months. She agreed and he returned to the mansion. She decided that it was a blessing since she could find Noah and tell him she was staying after all. She wondered where he went after all his big talk about standing up to Alistair.

Noah (changed from tux to casual wear) went downstairs in the Bennett house to find Ivy in the living room. She wanted to counsel him about Fancy and he wanted to talk to his dad instead, though he said that she was very spoiled and wasn't his type. Ivy apologized about Fancy. He told her that his heart was just fine, but his ego was a little bruised. Noah said he guessed he wasn't as good a judge of character as he thought. He'd hoped there was a better Fancy on the inside than the one she showed. Ivy explained that Fancy had been influenced by her grandfather and his money all her life. She explained that she used to be like Fancy and she had never been happier than when she was with Sam. She shared about a time that he cooked her lobster on the beach and how it was the most wonderful date. He remembered his date that was like that with Fancy and told Ivy that he could never give Fancy what she wanted and she wasn't happy with simple things. He told her that he should have read the signals Fancy was putting out because they were loud and clear. When he went out to the kitchen to get some iced tea, Ivy told herself that she'd strangle Fancy with her bare hands for hurting Noah. Fancy knocked on the door and Ivy chewed her out for breaking Noah's heart. Noah came back with his iced tea. She excitedly sipped his tea and told him about all of the hullabaloo with Alistair, not noticing that Noah was acting coolly toward her. She wanted to know why he took off, but thanked him for doing it so that her grandfather didn't have both of their heads. He asked her very seriously if she really wanted to know and she agreed. Noah said he'd tell her but it wouldn't make her happy.

At the Crane mansion Theresa and Ethan argued in the kitchen about whether or not they still loved each other. Theresa told him that she could prove that he still loved her and he asked how. She grabbed him and planted several kisses on his eager mouth. He pulled her close and then finally pushed her away saying, "No! Stop!" Theresa asked him not to push her away tonight since she needed to be with someone she loved. He told her he'd asked her to leave the mansion earlier and that she needed to be with her mother. She swore that if she went home and told her mother what had happened, it would kill her. She asked him to be with her and he refused because he has a wife and can't be with Theresa. She told him that he just feels a responsibility to Gwen, but that they were meant to be together. She put her hands all over his bare chest and talked about the electricity between them. She kissed him and tried to seduce him and eventually he returned her passionate kisses. In Theresa's bedroom, their kissing got even more passionate as Ethan sat and then lay on her bed, but then Ethan pulled away and told her that he wasn't going to leave his wife. She begged him to make love to her. He told her that he really does love her and wanted her more than anything but he wanted her to leave the mansion and they can never be in a room together by themselves. He told Theresa that he's putting his marriage and wife first priority and left her there. She cried after him and Alistair walked in to tell her to pull herself together and meet him in his bedroom. She looked terrified.

At Tabitha's house she told Endora (in her high chair) that there wasn't to be any love and romance in their house as long as the "boys" were in the basement because it was supposed to be a haven of heartbreak and havoc. Fox and Kay made their way to the kitchen door, making out as they walked. They were looking for a place to make love and Fox asked her not to go to the creepy attic again. They broke through the kitchen door all tangled together and were shocked to see Endora and Tabitha still up. They went upstairs to "check on Maria" and Fox kissed Endora good night as they passed. She absolutely squealed with delight and red smoke shot out of Tabitha's ears she was so steamed up. She talked herself into calming down and her steam stopped, but she decided that she'd show Fox and Kay that they picked the wrong "love shack." Maria was sleeping in Endora's bedroom so Kay and Fox headed for her bedroom and when they started getting intimate Tabitha made water start dripping from the ceiling. That cooled them off. Endora turned off Tabitha's leaky spell and just as the two lovers realized it was done Kay's bed started shaking and collapsed. They put it back together and Fox put his clothes back on to leave, He looked over at Kay and she'd turned into an old white-haired hag.

At the B and B, Sheridan ran to her room, locking the door and Chris followed. He wanted to plead his case and she refused so he picked the lock. She threatened to call the police and grabbed a baseball bat. He told her just wanted to explain and said she could cal the police when he was through. He promised not to hurt her as she wielded the bat. She asked him what his story was and he asked her to promise not to breathe a word of it to anybody or he'd be a dead man and if she shared the story, she could also become a target. He confessed that he wasn't really a journalist. He'd been a financial consultant and found out several of his clients were involved in illegal ventures. Maureen left him because of his activities. His real name is Greg Walton and he ended up in Witness Protection after testifying against his clients for the FBI. As he started to leave her room, Sheridan told him that she didn't believe a word of the story and that he could go to the man he really worked for - her father - and tell him that she was never going to be a victim again. Chris denied that he had anything to do with her father.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Sheridan holds a bat and yells at Chris to get out. Chris tries to explain to her that he is in the Witness Protection Program. He asks her to let him prove it to her, and eventually Sheridan agrees to give him five minutes to prove his story. They go down to the computer, where Chris (or Greg, as we learn is really his name) proves it to her by showing her different articles from cities around the country that back up his story. He continues to talk and says he was in over his head with the mob and the feds put him in Witness Protection. When Sheridan asks, he assures her that of course he loved Maureen, but he had put making money before his family, so Maureen left him. He says the thing he was doing to keep his family safe actually drove them apart. He tells Sheridan that he failed Maureen but refuses to fail James too, and asks her to keep his secret so he can keep his son. Sheridan tells him his secret is safe with her, and explains that she knows firsthand how hard it is to start your life over and she doesn't want to add to his pain. Chris tells her she is incredible, and he asks her to take care of James if anything ever happened to Chris. Sheridan agrees and says she will fight for him if necessary. Chris tells her that his in-laws can fight dirty, but Sheridan tells him how dirty the Cranes fight and assures him that Maureen's parents will regret taking her on. She promises to do whatever she can to protect him and James, and they hug. Chris says he doesn't know what he would have done had she not believed him.

Noah talks with Fancy. He tells her that he left the cottage because she told Alistair that she wanted to lead a life of elegance and luxury, and she obviously really didn't care about him. He says there's no need to explain because she is a self-centered, spoiled snob and a liar. Fancy says she just told Alistair what he wanted to hear, but Noah doesn't believe her. He says she isn't the person that he thought she was; she's really a spoiled brat. He admits that she even had him going for a while, and asks why she lied to Alistair about their relationship. Fancy claims that she lied to protect them both. Noah says she didn't have to, because in the long run their relationship wouldn't have worked anyway. Fancy says there was another reason she lied-her grandfather loves her, and she loves him, and she didn't want to disappoint him. She also tells Noah that she's decided to stay in Harmony because Alistair threatened to cut her off from her money if she didn't. Noah says she could leave anyway and get a job. He even offers to help her start her own business, but Fancy doesn't want to turn her back on Alistair. Noah says he and Fancy made a good team back in Vegas and it's a shame they couldn't stay together. He says goodbye and shows her the door, explaining that he thinks it's better if they keep their distance like she so obviously wants. Fancy protests that that isn't what she wants at all.

In the kitchen of the Bennett home, Ivy eavesdrops on part of Noah and Fancy's conversation. When Sam comes in, Ivy tells him that Fancy ruined her big date last night. Sam sighs that all of his children's lives seem to be heading downhill-except, that is, for Kay, who he saw together with Fox at Tabitha's house. This worries Ivy but she tries not to show it. Sam asks if she really thinks Fancy and Noah would "hook up," and Ivy says over her dead body they would. She explains that Fancy is not the right girl for Noah; she isn't grounded enough. She says that she doesn't want Noah to go through what Sam did. They are suddenly interrupted by Jessica running in the door and calling for Sam. She hugs him and explains that she isn't ready to go back to Spike. Sam tells her not to worry about giving him a hard time and it looks like Jessica will be staying for awhile... that is, until she notices Ivy standing behind Sam, and says that if Ivy is staying, she won't. Sam calmly tells Jessica that in therapy they learned Jessica had to live by his rules, and his rule is that Ivy stays as his guest. Jessica says that the only rules she has to live by are her own, and cries that if Sam chooses Ivy over his daughter, then Jessica is never coming back. Sam protests that he is not "choosing" Ivy, but Jessica says he is. She says he doesn't love her and he just wanted to control her. She runs off, and Ivy is surprised to see that Sam isn't going after her. Sam explains that the therapist said to use tough love. Ivy realizes how hard this is for him, and she says she's sorry.

Fox is scared, confused, and disgusted when, with Tabitha's help and to Endora's dismay, Kay looks like an old crone in Fox's eyes. Kay tells him to kiss her and make love to her, but Fox is creeped out and backs away from a confused Kay. Back down in the kitchen, Endora conjures up some music for them. In the bedroom, Kay and Fox hear the music and, to Fox's distaste, Kay starts dancing on the bed. He is revolted when she jumps off the bed and plants a kiss on him. When she backs away, he sees her not as an old woman but the way she was before. Kay wants to know what was wrong with him, but Fox can't explain it. He says he must have been hit too hard in the head by those thugs. Kay silently realizes that Tabitha must have had a hand in this. Fox and Kay start kissing and eventually get back into bed together. Downstairs, Tabitha tries to stop them, but Endora swiftly puts a stop to that by binding and gagging her mother. Back in the bedroom, Kay tells Fox she will never be someone he's proud to be with. Fox counters that she is amazing, and then reveals that he has an idea, but it is a surprise. He says she'll love it.

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Thursday, September 8, 2005

At the church, Father Lonigan counseled Martin and Pilar in preparation for them to renew their vows. He asked Martin a tricky question. He wanted to know if there was anything or anyone standing in the way of Martin's commitment to Pilar. Martin was shaken by that since he'd had a commitment ceremony with Katherine before. Before he could reply, Katherine arrived. She said she was there to light a candle for Eve Russell because her trial was starting, but she was also there to pull Pilar aside and tell her that Alistair had raped Theresa and Theresa was unwilling to leave the mansion. Pilar was overwhelmed by her anger at Alistair and left quickly to be with Theresa; to try to convince her to leave. She asked Katherine to tell Martin that she had to go. Meanwhile, Martin and Father Lonigan continued to talk and Martin said he would always love Katherine. Father Lonigan told him that maybe they should move to the confessional instead. Katherine walked back in to tell Martin about Pilar leaving and overheard him confess that he was reluctant to renew his vows because of the commitment ceremony with Katherine, besides he'd been with Katherine longer than Pilar. He said he wanted to renew his vows when he was able to as committed as when they first got married. Father Lonigan told him that he couldn't absolve him of his sin of living with Katherine unless he rejected her and he couldn't enter into the sacrament of marriage without being free of sin. Martin said he was ready to spend eternity in hell. Father Lonigan said he couldn't judge him and God was merciful. But he had to renounce Katherine.

At the Crane mansion Julian and Ethan prepared for Eve's first day in court. Alistair interrupted them to say that one thing he knew for sure was that Eve Russell was going to be convicted and go to jail. He kept baiting Julian, Julian kept rising to it, and Ethan kept breaking them up and reminding Julian that Alistair just wanted them to lose their focus. Rebecca and Gwen sat in the kitchen feeding baby Jane breakfast. They grumbled about Theresa living in the mansion and Gwen said that at least she wouldn't find the proof that she and Rebecca had sent the story of Ethan's paternity to the tabloid. Theresa was walking into the kitchen as Gwen was speaking and triumphantly crowed that she would find that proof. Gwen and Rebecca looked as guilty as sin, but Rebecca tried to put her off the scent of the trail by saying that she wouldn't find proof because it didn't happen. Said she really sounded crazy and Theresa said she wouldn't sound crazy when Ethan dumped Gwen for her and the kids. Ethan and Julian adjourned to the kitchen for breakfast and caught Theresa's plan to find the proof. Ethan asked them to table the discussion until after the kids had eaten so he could work on his case. Theresa asked him about the case and he was pretty confident that the prosecution couldn't prove that Eve was the one who poisoned the punch. Rebecca (the poisoner) asked him how he could say that since the only people who had been in the basement were Eve and Liz. Julian stood up for Eve and Rebecca was affronted that Julian thought she was upset that Eve was taking him away from her. She said she didn't care as long as he remembered that he was still married to her, whereupon he reminded her that it wasn't for long. Alistair cheerily strode in on the assemblage and declared it a "Walton family moment." Then he pointed out that Julian and his bastard son little Ethan are the only ones in his kitchen that are even related to him. Then he turned the knife in Julian by pointing out that Eve wasn't there anymore because she couldn't make up her mind whether to stay with her low life husband or her sugar daddy. Then Alistair pulled the bracelet that he'd given to Theresa out of his pocket. He informed them all that she must have forgotten it in the kitchen when she and Ethan were having such an impassioned conversation. That set Gwen off since Ethan hadn't mentioned his little "milk and nookies" run to the kitchen in the middle of the previous night. He played it off as an innocent encounter at the cookie jar. As they started to bicker, Ethan suggested that he and Gwen go upstairs, but Alistair encouraged them to stay because he and Theresa would leave to handle business. She balked because the children hadn't finished breakfast so Alistair bellowed for the nanny to come take care of them. After Theresa left, Rebecca decided to go take a long hot bath, but Ethan and Julian asked her to stay. When she went to refill her coffee cup, Gwen asked her if the evidence was no longer around for Theresa to find and she assured Gwen it was gone, but after Gwen left she wished she remembered where she put it. Ethan and Julian went over her testimony and she lied for the hundredth time about the poison punch. Alistair warned her that whether or not Eve went to jail, he was going to divorce Rebecca. She just flippantly told her pookie not to try intimidating the witness. Ethan threatened her with jail if she lied on the stand. She left the kitchen to go find the disk before Theresa found it. Upstairs, Theresa confronted Alistair about getting Ethan in trouble and realized he'd been spying on them. She told him that she was done paying him for his help and if he wanted more, he had to deliver the evidence that would prove that Gwen and Rebecca had sent Ethan's story to the tabloid. He told her that she had total access to the mansion to look for herself. He told her they could meet later to work out her next payment and she told him she doesn't owe him a thing. As he kissed her, he told her to wear the red teddy because he was in the mood for trash. She struck out at him ferociously and he told her to use that kind of power later. Pilar found Theresa crying in her room. She denied that Alistair raped her, but when Pilar touched her, she flinched and Pilar found welts and bruises on Theresa's back and arms. She told her mother that she was following Pilar's advice and paying the price for something she wanted very much. Pilar angrily told her that she never taught her to be a doormat or to sell herself. Theresa insisted that Ethan would leave Gwen for her when she found the proof and Pilar told her that Ethan would never leave Gwen. Pilar seethed as she said there was a price to pat for everything and Alistair was going to pay for hurting Theresa because she was going to kill him.

At the Bed and Breakfast Liz knocked on Eve's door and presented an interesting proposition to her half-sister. Liz would tell the truth in court about not seeing Eve put poison in her punch cup if Eve decided to leave Harmony and never see T.C. or her girls ever again. Eve didn't want to take the offer since she was innocent and wanted to stay with her family, but it was very tempting to not have to worry about going to jail. Eve will as Liz put it, "miss the prison prom" and Liz will have the satisfaction of knowing that wherever Eve is, she will be alone. Eve said she could never live without her family and Liz got all up in her face and told her to stop thinking of herself. She reminded Eve how humiliated her family would be when she went to prison. Liz offered Eve a one-way airplane ticket to wherever she wanted to go. Eve couldn't believe how crazy Liz was.

At the courthouse Gwen joined Ethan, Julian and Eve. As the bailiff announced that the jury and judge were on their way, Liz strutted through the door fanning herself with that blank one way airplane ticket.

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Friday, September 9, 2005

Fox learns of Chad's secret to success at Crane Industries-he had Valerie do all his work for him. Fox is intrigued by this and he and his assistant are talking when Kay runs in, messy from the cannery, and asks what the emergency is. Fox says he needs to talk to her about something important. Kay at first thinks he is breaking up with her, but Fox has another surprise: he asks her to work at Crane Industries as his executive assistant. Ivy listens to this exchange from outside the door and thinks that she has to stop this.

In another room, Chad compliments Valerie's hard work. They talk about Whitney and Miles, and Valerie tries unsuccessfully to get Chad to see that Whitney was doing the right thing by leaving. She tells him to think about the two of them becoming a couple before sending Chad and Miles off to the courthouse.

At the courthouse, everyone is shocked to see that the prosecutor is a chatty, obnoxious and dangerous woman named Grace Nancier. She has a show called "Death Watch" on Legal TV and has never lost a case. Eve is understandably panicked. Nancier makes her opening statement, saying that she will prove to the jury that Eve has deep, dark secrets she would kill to protect. Judge Eaton says that the prosecution is to present their entire case before the defense presents theirs, and Nancier calls Whitney (who has been subpoenaed and is testifying against her will) to the stand. Whitney is sworn in, and Nancier questions her and gets her to admit that because of her mother's lies, she had sex with her half-brother and has an illegitimate son with him. After she admits this, Nancier tries to press further, but Whitney cries that she can't take this anymore and runs off.

At the mansion, Theresa manages to calm her mother's rage at Alistair and tell her that once she finds the proof (which she is certain is in the mansion) that Gwen and Rebecca sent the information to the tabloid, she will have all she needs to get Ethan back and once she pays off her debt to Alistair she will be able to walk out of the mansion with her new family. Pilar calls her foolish, but Theresa doesn't listen and instead convinces her mother to search the mansion with her. At the courthouse, Gwen calls the nanny to find that Theresa is searching Gwen's room. Gwen begs her mother to reassure her she destroyed the evidence.

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