Today's recap was provided by Sherrie Holtz.
Today's episode begins with Virginia waiting in the wings (crouched in Tyus office) while Vanessa is given the bad news by Tyus that she, does, in deed, have Martins Syndrome. Virginia is obviously thrilled by the news, (she'd probably do a jig if she could) and, as expected Vanessa is destroyed by the news. She told Tyus that she will leave and Michael will never know. Tyus begs her to stay and told her he and another doctor will find a solution - they will help. But Vanessa says she cannot.. Virginia is obviously delighted and later toasts to herself and what she thinks will be her 'new life' with Michael.
Upon coming home and seeing Michael there Vanessa gives him a (goodbye) kiss as he leaves for work, thinking that she's never going to see him again. Michael went on about their life together and Vanessa is in obvious pain. After he's gone she has a temper tantrum and while throwing things around knocks to the floor the body lotion Virginia had doctored.
Antonio catches up with Gabi and gives her advice to help her cope with all that's happened to her. Ricardo joins them and hears their discussion. When Gabi leaves Antonio told Ricardo he must tell their mother about Gabi being the one who accused him of rape. He questions Ricardo about his 'date' and without words - and just a look - it seems as if he enjoyed it.
Meg and Casey and Meg's parents confront Ben (Derek) and speak to the fact that his memory is failing in many areas. (Casey seems somewhat suspicious.) Meg decides to call off the wedding until Ben (Derek) has seen the doctor. Meg and Ben kiss and Meg went on about how lucky she thinks she is. When she went upstairs the phone rings and it's Eddie who has discovered the real Ben....however....instead of letting the real Ben go free Eddie has decided to work the situation to his own advantage.
At The Liberty Corporation
Annie tries to get quick divorce information out of her Aunt Bette, who catches on to Annie's not so subtle attempt as to why she wants the information. Annie told her no reason and Bette told her she may look like she was born yesterday, but she wasn't so what is the real reason. Annie stands there giving Bette one of her Annie stares. Bette then accuses Annie of wanting the information for Gregory and Olivia. Annie ask her why would she say something like that and Bette told her because she knows Annie has been trying to cause trouble for Gregory and Olivia for months. Annie told Bette not to blame her for Olivia going on a drinking binge and losing her baby. Bette told her they don't know that for sure, but told her that if she has anymore questions about divorce to ask a lawyer. Right then, Gregory appears behind Annie. Bette says here's one now. Annie stands there again giving one of her Annie looks to a curious Gregory, who says, "there's one for the books, Annie Douglas at a loss for words. As they all enter Gregory's office, Gregory ask Annie what is her sudden interest in divorce. Bette gets ready to tell him, but Annie cuts her off saying that she can speak for herself. Annie known for thinking quickly when it comes to lying, told Gregory that she was just concerned about Ben and Meg. When Gregory and Bette look at her like she's lost her mind, Annie told them that Ben plans on marrying Meg soon and she was just concerned that if they ever get a divorce, Meg will then have shares in the Liberty Corporation like another couple who use to work there. Bette laughs at this one as Gregory stands there looking amused. Gregory tells Bette to excuse them since they have Liberty business to discuss.
At Ms. Moreau's
Ms. Moreau's opens her door to find Virginia standing there saying, "ding-dong Vanessa's gone." Her reply to this? A door slamming in Virginia's face. Virginia knocks again and Ms. Moreau asks her what does she want. Virginia just walks in and told Ms. Moreau that everything worked out and Vanessa thinks she has Martin's Syndrome. Moreau told her that she could have left a message on her answering machine instead of coming over here to bug her about it. As Virginia triumphantly explains how her plan of switching the samples works, Moreau stands there with a bored look on her face. Virginia went on and on about what life will be like once that man-taker Vanessa is gone. Moreau asks Virginia why does she hate Vanessa so much and Virginia replies that she doesn't hate Vanessa, she is just standing in the way of her future with Michael. Moreau told Virginia that she hates to burst her bubble, but once the potion runs out and Vanessa's skin condition improves, she will be coming back to Sunset Beach and Michael. Virginia confidently told her, but by then, she and Michael will be married and it will be too late. Moreau shakes her head at an over confident Virginia who skips on her way home to her future with Michael.
At Vanessa's Place
Vanessa is frantically trying to hurry up and pack up all of her things and leave before Michael gets home. As she is packing, Michael calls and leaves a message on the machine telling Vanessa that he misses her and can't wait to get home to see her lovely face. Vanessa tears up at his words and continues to pack and clean up the mess she caused yesterday. Just then Jimmy arrives at the door. Vanessa doesn't intend to answer it but when one of the trash bags she has thrown her lotions and cosmetics away in bust, Jimmy hears this from outside the door and knows that someone is home. Vanessa finally lets him in and he asks her if she is okay. Vanessa told him she is fine, she just dropped a trash bag. Jimmy asks her if Michael is home and Vanessa told him no, adding that she is in a hurry and will tell Michael that he stopped by. Jimmy told her his visit will only take a second, he just came over to see if she and Michael would buy some raffle tickets from him for his baseball team. Vanessa told him she will take 50 as she tries to hurry him out the door. Jimmy gets excited and Vanessa told him that Michael will probably buy some too when he gets home. Upon hearing Vanessa say home, Jimmy gets sad at the thought that Michael now lives with Vanessa instead of at Surf Central. Vanessa assures him that Michael will always be there for him and he is welcome to come over and visit anytime he likes. Vanessa fights back tears as she says goodbye to Jimmy. Later, Vanessa is stunned to discover that most of the blisters on her arms have vanished. She calls Tyus to told him about it and he told her to come over to the hospital so they can check it out.
At Ben and Meg's Place
Derek is on the phone with Eddie who has told him that they need to meet. Derek delays his meeting with Eddie because of the appointment with Tyus, who is surprised to discover that his patient has retinal scarring he failed to notice before. Before Derek can leave to see Eddie, Meg drags him to a meeting at the Liberty Corporation......At the Warehouse, Eddie taunts Ben about how close Derek seems to be getting to Meg. Though Ben offers a bribe in exchange for being released, Eddie decides to see what he can get from Derek first. He videotapes his talk with Ben for security, then departs. Alone, Ben again attempts to get free.
At Surf Central Michael hints to Casey that he's been window shopping for an engagement ring. Casey throws his buddy his life board and Michael told him that he has been looking all over for it, adding that he has been getting a little forgetful lately, due to his head being all up in the clouds over Vanessa. Casey tells him that he isn't the only one. Surprised, Michael asks him if he has been forgetting things too. Casey told him not me, Ben. He then explains all the incidents that have occurred every time he runs into Ben these days. Michael asks Casey if he believes Ben's explanations of the sudden memory lapse. Casey tells him he's not sure, he just has the feeling that Meg is going to get hurt and he doesn't want that to happen because she is too nice a lady. Michael asks him if he is starting to have feelings for Meg, but Casey told him just because he's found someone special, doesn't mean Casey is looking for someone as well. Just then Virginia walks in and ask Michael what is he doing there. Casey answers that he is causing trouble as usual, he then bids them adieu and heads off for his meeting at the Liberty Corporation. Michael told a disappointed Virginia that everything is fine with him and Vanessa. Virginia then offers to cook Michael breakfast and he accepts. As she is cooking for Michael, she has a dream that they are like the Cleavers. She is June and Michael is Ben and Jimmy is the Beaver and they are a perfect little family. Just then, Jimmy comes in and breaks her dream telling them both that Vanessa bought $50 dollars worth of raffle tickets from him. Michael told him that he has been trying to reach Vanessa all day and ask Jimmy where did he see her at. Jimmy told him that she was at home when he bought the tickets, Michael tells them that she must be home now and dashes out the door like a flash. He then told his mother about Vanessa throwing away all of her skin cream when he arrived, Panicking, Virginia realizes that if Vanessa stops applying the lotion to her arms, her condition could improve. Sure enough, it has and Vanessa is hopeful, as she consults with Tyus, who decides to take another look at her skin sample to see if she really does have Martin's syndrome.
Back At The Liberty Corporation
Gregory told Annie that he knows the real reason she was so curious about divorces, sensing that she is on to him, Annie plays coy. Gregory then tells her that he thinks she is not over Ben yet. Annie told him that she has moved on, but Gregory told her that she means she has moved on to someone else. They kiss and Annie slinks up to Gregory even more, but unfortunately for her members of the Liberty Corporation arrive. They are Ben/Derek and Meg who almost witness this tender moment along with Bette who was listening outside Gregory's door all the time. Derek told Gregory lets get the meeting started, because he has somewhere else he needs to be. Gregory told him that Casey is his man and he specified that Casey is to attend all Liberty meetings. Derek tells him that they can start without Casey who walks in behind Derek and says, do you have a problem with me being in these meetings now Ben? Derek says no he was just anxious to get the meeting over with. As they are discussing business, Gregory ask Ben/Derek if he can consult with Sam about when the necessary papers will be ready. Derek told him that he will call him about it tomorrow. All at once, everybody starts looking at him and he ask them all what is wrong. Casey told him that Sam is a woman as in Samantha. Derek plays it off saying that it was just a slip of the tongue. Gregory, Meg and Casey exit to go check on another project leaving Derek and Annie alone in the office. Annie saunters over to the coffee table and asks Ben if there is anything she can get him. Derek looks her up and down and told her only two things. Annie then holds up a strawberry and Derek bites it telling her that it has always been one of his passions. Bewildered, Annie asks him who is he and what has he done with Ben. Derek gives her a blank stare and she told him that the Ben she knows wouldn't give her the time of day and hints around that an alien came and took the real Ben and replaced him with you. Little does she know how true that is, but Derek covers and told her that he is happy and doesn't feel threatened by her anymore. Annie told him that the way he is acting it seems like there is trouble in paradise. Just then Gregory, Meg and Casey return and Meg doesn't like what she sees. Annie told her that Ben and her where just talking over old times. As the meeting continues, Eddie shows up outside to find Bette still trying to listen in on the other side of the door. When he finds out that Ben is inside he went in telling her that Gregory is waiting for these papers. Once inside, Derek is shocked to see Eddie, who hands Gregory some papers. Gregory thanks him and then asks Eddie to excuse them. Eddie slyly told him that he was just leaving, but he wanted to know what Gregory was doing about the Derek situation. Gregory doesn't know what Eddie is talking about, but Derek does who jumps up and told them all that he has to go. He told Gregory to send him a copy of what went down at the meeting and leaves. Outside, Derek says to himself, okay Eddie lets just see how much you know.
Back at Ben and Meg's
Derek is there waiting on Eddie to find out what his little stunt was all about. Eddie arrives and informs Derek that he knows his true identity.