Ricardo, Meg, and Annie rush in to the room to save Ben. Ricardo gets the
fire extinguisher and puts the fire out. Ben is in a trance and doesn't even
know that they are there. Ben told them all to leave, but Ricardo stays to
torment Ben more about the guilt that Ben is feeling over Maria's death. He
tells him he enjoys watching Ben suffer every year at this time, cause he
knows that his guilt is getting to him.
The fire department show up and they are wanting to file their report, but
Ricardo told Sweeny that he had it under control and he would take care of
Ricardo told Meg that she had better stay as far away from Ben as possible
cause she will only suffer the same fate as Maria did. Meg is stunned by
what Ricardo is saying to her, then Tim bursts in to make sure that Meg is
safe. Tim decides that he is going to tell Meg to stay away from Ben for her
own good, and he pretends to comfort her in front of Ben. Annie pretends to
do the same with Ben. Tim tries to get Meg to leave with him and she tells
him that she is not finished here yet. Tim and Annie leave, and Meg tells
Ben that she is sorry and then she turns around and leaves the house. Ben is
in the room again looking at the bed when he finds Meg's barrette and says to
himself, "Meg stay away from me, stay very far away from me".
Michael and Alex have a heart to heart about what Michaels has been doing
since she last saw him. Michael knows that Alex is hiding something from him
and keeps changing the subject. Casey is walking in and he hears Alex asking
about Rae and he turns and walks out of the room. Alex and Michael try to
draw Casey out about his feelings about Rae and Casey told them that she has
gone on with her life so he should do the same.
Michael confronts Alex and told her that he knows that she is hiding things
from him. Alex tries once again to ward off the questions, but this time
Michael doesn't let go. He asks her if there is a problem and she says yes,
he asks if it is medical and she says, yes. He wants to go to the doctor
with her tomorrow and Alex finally says, yes again. She then asks Michael to
promise not to say anything to Casey just yet and he makes the promise to
Eddie taunts Gabi about not being able to break Paula and Ricardo up. He
also told her that he will not let Paula know that she was with Ricardo the
night that Paula was abducted. Gabi then says that she doesn't need him
anymore cause she has set her eyes on her next unwilling accomplice, Mark.
Mark knows that Gabi was with Ricardo that night, and she plans to use him.
She is pretending to be looking for an appartment, because Elaine offered
the room she was staying in to Cole. She told Mark that she just wants to
be part of a family. Mark knows how she feels as he too was a runaway. Gabi
asks Mark for a favor. She wants him to keep their secret. Mark wants to
know why she wants this secret kept, and Gabi says that Ricardo was putting
the moves on her that night and she doesn't want Paula hurt. Mark can not
believe that Ricardo would do that to Paula, and told her that he will keep
their secret for Paula's sake.
Thursday, June 19, 1997
by Mary DeRock
Some Troubling Results
Spike digs out Olivia's pregnancy test from the trash. The test turns out
positive and Olivia reflects on how wonderful that would be for them. She
sees Spike with the test and as she tries to get it from him, Cole and
Caitlin walk in. Spike runs under the furniture and Cole and Caitlin leave
for breakfast at the Waffle Shop. Gregory walks in as Olivia reaches for the
test. Bette covers for Olivia and Gregory told Olivia that things are going
smoothly and he doesn't want anything to change. Olivia tearfully told Bette
that she is pregnant and Bette jokes about the two of them still doing the
"horizontal fox trot." Olivia went to the doctor's to get a real test and
Alex recognizes her.
At the Waffle Shop, Elaine offers the couple a room upstairs to stay in. Cole
asks Caitlin about his mother daughter relationship with Olivia. They discuss
Cole's plans for a job and Gregory offers a helping hand.
A Shoulder To Cry On
Michael reflects on his chat with Alex. He asks Vanessa not to press working
with Alex too much. Michael mentions to Mark that he has some business to
attend to. Alex told Michael that she had a battery of tests done in Oslo
and is concerned of what they may tell her. It turns out Alex has Stage 4
cancer and ignored the symptoms. She missed being able to treat the cancer
and sobs on Michael's shoulder.
A Surprise Revelation
Sean and Tiff have breakfast at the Waffle Shop and Mark told Sean that he
hopes he returns to work soon. Sean asks Tiff to provide one of Mark's demo
tapes and if it's good he'll show it to Gregory. Wei Li arrives at the Waffle
Shop and delivers a letter from Rae. He told Casey that he and Rae were
married 2 days ago. Wei Li says he has come to give Casey Rae's half of the
house. Casey told Wei Li he gives the marriage 2 months, if that, and says
he will come up with the money to buy Rae's half. Tim tries to comfort Meg on
Friday, June 20, 1997
by Mary DeRock
Tim tries to convince Meg that Ben is dangerous and she should stay away from
him. Annie bangs on Ben's door, asking him to let her in and saying that she
understands his anger with Meg.
Meg berates herself for trying on Maria's dress, Tim counters that her
actions don't deserve what Ben did. He thinks Ben is crazy for setting fire
to the room, Meg refuses to budge and doesn't believe Ben killed Maria. Annie
tells Tim that Meg's antics may have sent Ben over the edge. She blames Meg
for what happened, and Tim thinks Ben could have burned Sunset Beach down.
Meg went to Ben's and he lets her in. She vehemently apologizes, But Ben
doesn't understand her reasons. Meg told Ben she will always feel terrible
for sending him to burn the bed, she confesses to always caring for him no
matter what. "Please, leave me the hell alone," Ben asks. Annie thinks they
ought to do as much as possible to keep the couple apart. She and Tim
compliment each other and almost kiss again. Annie complains that moving
around is bad for her physique, and Tim says it's not bad as it is. "Are you
thinking what I'm thinking?" Tim asks Annie. She denies knowing what he's
talking about. Annie told Tim Ben isn't crazy despite what he may think. Ben
takes a walk along the beach, while Meg returns to the charred studio and
rescues Maria's diary. Sitting at the beach, Meg reads a passage where Maria
discusses telling Ben something. "...you'll destroy us all with your
secrets..." Ben told Maria's painting.
Olivia daydreams about her "child" and in her dream, Cole takes the child
from her. Olivia leaves the majority of the medical history questions blank,
and the doctor questions why. She is disappointed that she won't know the
results of the test until later in the day. At home, she almost takes a swig
of alcohol, but catches herself and doesn't. Cole and Caitlin arrive to tell
Olivia they are staying in Sunset Beach. Cole vows to keep the affair between
him and Olivia a secret. Gregory receives the call for Mrs. Cole as Caitlin
and Cole walk in and Olivia watches.
What You Don't Know
Michael and Alex discuss overcoming cancer. Alex is afraid of how Casey will
deal with the news after all he's been through with Rae. She vows to enjoy
her life, despite cancer. Michael asks her when she is going to tell Casey.
"Soon," is her reply. Meanwhile, Casey laments things worked out the way they
did with Rae. Casey arrives later and told his mom Rae won't be returning
and he wants to buy her half of the house. He told Alex that Wei Li and Rae
are now married. Casey confesses to Michael that he is beaten in many ways
and is grateful that Alex is around to "lift my spirits." Michael advises
Casey to make the best of his time with Alex.