LET THE NIGHTMARES BEGIN At the Medical Center, Gabi pumps Elaine for information on Paula and Ricardo. When Elaine expresses gratitude to Ricardo and a new, unswerving belief in his devotion to Paula, Gabi remembers the night she nearly seduced Paula's fiance. Meanwhile, Ricardo suffers pangs of guilt as he watches Elaine and Gabi talking outside Paula's room. Eddie informs Ricardo that the FBI agents require the official report on Ralph Meyers; Elaine sits with Paula and is alarmed when her daughter's body begins to convulse. When Elaine calls out for help, Casey comes in and assures her that the muscle spasms are to be expected. Later, Paula begins to have disturbing visions and wakes to find Eddie hovering over her. Eddie, wanting to strengthen his position with Paula, informs her that HE killed Ralph, and that Ricardo objected to it. Eddie is gratified when Paula thanks him for saving her life, but is frustrated when Ricardo returns and Paula immediately reaches out for him. Jealously, Eddie listens in as the sweethearts make promises of undying love to each other. Ricardo asks Eddie to get Elaine, and mother and daughter share a happy reunion, until Paula reacts fearfully to the sight of Eddie playing with the handcuffs on his belt. Ricardo explains to all that Paula had been handcuffed by her abductor; Rae orders everyone out of the room. Paula asks Ricardo to stay. Outside, Rae offers to get Elaine literature on victims of violence and how to cope. Paula told Ricardo that she's afraid to go back to sleep because she starts to remember and dream things. Outside Paula's door, a sexually obsessed Eddie recalls the kidnapping and the moment he began to strip a bound Paula and panics to hear that Paula's suppressed memories are starting to surface.
PANDORA'S BOX Recalling Cole's words about her being just a California girl fling, Caitlin makes herself over into a pale copy of her mother. Sitting herself down at the bar at The Deep, Caitlin tries to get comfortable with her new image, while across town in a motel, Cole and Olivia share another rendezvous. Bartender Mark gives Caitlin a crash course in 90s dating/mating signals, and provides interference when Caitlin's smile attracts an unwanted barfly. Later, Olivia wakes to find Cole dressed and ready to leave. Glancing over to the fortune in jewels still on the nightstand, Olivia deduces that the only jewels Cole is interested in are the Deschanel jewels. Cole is startled when Olivia remarks that he is just like his father, Armando Deschanel, Jr. Describing "A.J." as a thief of hearts, Olivia alienates Cole after revealing that she lost her heart to him. At the Java Web, Ben and Meg continue to snuggle for Gregory's benefit. Observing Tim's reaction to the couple, Gregory offers to "get Meg back for you" if Tim will reveal what he knows about Meg and Ben's relationship. Keeping quiet for the moment, Tim confronts Meg again and worries her a moment when he brought up Annie Douglas. Without revealing he's aware that Annie's still alive, Tim makes it clear that Meg's involvement with Ben will have a disastrous outcome. As Meg leaves with Ben, Gregory again works on Tim's fears for Meg by implying that Meg will end up like Ben's late wife, Maria. Maria was killed in a mysterious boating accident where Ben was the only witness. Noting that Meg is a lot like Maria, Gregory advises him to speak with Maria's brother - Det. Ricardo Torres.
When Annie belligerently told Bette that she intends to tell Ben about the missing briefcase with the jewels, Bette blasts her niece for being selfish - too many innocent lives would be destroyed if the mystery of the jewels where to come out. As Annie stalks away, Bette calls Olivia and demands a meeting; they have to tell Elaine EVERYTHING. Olivia makes arrangements to meet Bette at the hotel. Later, Olivia and Cole share a passionate goodbye kiss at the door, promising to meet up later to continue the tryst. Disgusted, Bette bursts into the room and told Olivia that everything is about to hit the fan - and it'll be that much worse once Elaine finds out what they did to her so long ago... especially now that Olivia is sleeping with ELAINE'S SON. Back at The Deep, Caitlin mulls over the lessons Mark has given her and is immediately nervous to note that Cole has just entered the nightclub. Impatient for Ben to return, Annie panics momentarily as she hears the door close but calms down as she hears Ben and Meg's voices on the balcony. Listening to the two, Annie is devastated to hear Ben describe her as "incapable of loving the way we do". Meg notes the similar selfish behavior between Tim and Annie and asks Ben why they attract that type of people. The two share a quiet moment together, and Ben remarks that for the first time, "Maria seems a long time ago..." Both share a premonition that things are about to blow up. The two enter the main room and Meg went to get her things as Annie comes downstairs. Ben inquires after Bette, then asks Annie what she wanted to tell him earlier. Recalling Bette's comment about her "selfishness", Annie decides to keep quiet about the missing jewels. As Meg enters the room, Annie shoots a look of pure hatred at her rival...
BEN, ANNIE AND GREGORY
Tim makes a deal with Gregory to get Ben but protect Meg. Once Gregory agrees, Tim reveals that Annie Douglas is alive and well and hiding out at Ben Evans' home. Gregory orders that Ben be put under video surveillance, but is annoyed that his state-of-the-art surveillance is actually a static video camera without benefit of sound. Watching Ben on the screen, Gregory sees a woman's hand, but not much else. Ordering his man to continue monitoring, Gregory heads over to Ben's home. Ben and Annie discuss Del's business deals with Gregory, but are unable to discover anything that may implicate Gregory. The doorbell rings; Annie hides. Ben opens the door to Gregory, who uses their old friendship as leverage in trying to get information from Ben.
EDDIE, PAULA, RICARDO AND GABI
Eddie bursts into the room just as Paula reveals her suspicions to Ricardo that Ralph Meyers wasn't working alone. Eddie tries to convince Paula that she's safe, given that Ralph always worked alone. Paula explains that for the first part of her abduction, the kidnapper refused to say anything to her OR remove her blindfold. But by the end of her ordeal, Ralph had no problems with her seeing his face or hearing his voice. Ricardo and Eddie reason that perhaps Ralph only revealed his identity after deciding to kill Paula. Eddie breathes easy when Paula reluctantly agrees that maybe Ralph was working alone after all. As a parting shot at Ricardo, Eddie urges Paula to remember the night she was kidnapped. Recalling that Ricardo was late that night, Paula curiously asks where he was; Ricardo guiltily recalls flirting with Gabi. At The Deep, Eddie's intense pride in killing Ralph Meyers unnerves bartender Mark. Later, Ricardo asks Rae if there was medical evidence of Paula having been raped by Ralph.
BETTE, OLIVIA, AND ELAINE [... and Cole and Caitlin]
At The Deep, Caitlin puts on a show with Mark for an uncomfortable Cole. Caitlin pulls Mark into a seductive dance on the floor, but is humiliated to realize that her display was for nothing - Cole walked out. Back at the motel, Olivia tries desperately to stop Bette from revealing to Elaine that the baby she thought had died is actually alive and living in Sunset Beach under the name Cole St. John. Aware that Olivia's affairs are a misguided way to get Gregory's attention, Bette warns Olivia that this affair with Cole may have a more devastating outcome once Elaine finds out. Olivia panics as Bette storms off to find Elaine at the Medical Center. As Caitlin heads for home, she and Cole come face to face on the stairs. Escorting Caitlin outside for some "fresh air", Cole tries to get through to Caitlin about her behavior, but she makes it clear that it's no longer any of his concern. Caitlin went back in to the nightclub, but Cole follows and makes himself comfortable at her table. At the Medical Center, Bette is unable to reveal the truth about Elaine's baby after seeing her old friend so distraught over nearly losing another child. Olivia bursts into the conversation and apologizes profusely, until Bette manages to hint that Elaine is still in the dark. Later, Olivia heads over to The Deep...