Today's recap was provided by Sherrie Holtz.
Readying to go into her mother's bedroom at the hospital, Vanessa comes face-to-face with Virginia. She appears to shocked and seems to recognize her calling out "oh my God," but instead rushes to her mother's bedside. As Vanessa awakens her mother Lena is stunned to see her daughter but recovers quickly and they collapse into an emotional embrace. Vanessa told Lena about Michael and her love for him. At one point Lena hugs Vanessa and told her there is something important she has to say but before that's possible Lena begins to talk like a child - as if Vanessa were her mother. Her demeanor changes drastically as Vanessa tries to comfort her but she is not lucid and is becoming agitated and unnerved. Tyus, who has been waiting at the door, helps Vanessa out of the room while the nurses care for her mother. Vanessa tells Tyus she might have made a mistake but she wanted her mother to know that she would not abandon her. She falls into Tyus' arms as she crys to him that she needs her mother, she wants her mother. Tyus assures her that this was not a loss, not a bad idea, that her mother did recognize her and that was a good sign.
Michael is at surf central telling Father Antonio he wants to give Vanessa a ring, ask her to marry him and asks the good father to perform the ceremony. He plans to have a party, which Vanessa will think is for Jimmy's birthday, but in reality, be the ideal time for him to present Vanessa the ring.
Virginia walks into surf central once again pleased as punch with herself having just come from Ms Moreau's place where a new, much more harmful potion has been whipped up for Vanessa. Michael asks Virginia to take a walk with him (to let her down easy about the upcoming nuptials). As she leaves the house for their walk she realizes her purse is on the table with the deadly potion in it but does not turn back. Jimmy, looking for hidden birthday gifts opens his mothers purse and discovers the potion...as we last see him he is examining the bottle.
Sean is over at Cole's gathering up the courage to tell Cole the truth about Caitlin and the real/fake baby saga (as he knows it). Just when he is finally going to spill the beans Caitlin walks in and weaves Cole a story about Sean being worried that the move to the 'big house' might not be a good idea. When Cole leaves Caitlin takes Sean aside and he tells her Annie is over at her house. After Caitlin told Sean that she DID NOT tell Gregory anymore than she knew about the 'we'll tell you your baby is dead' story they are both frightened with what beans Annie might spill.
Annie, in the meanwhile, is speaking to Gregory and denying any fault. Gregory doesn't have a clue as to what she is talking about while Annie assumes that Caitlin told him everything. Without our knowledge (we, the audience) following a commercial break we see Annie telling Gregory EVERYTHING, the Cole/Olivia affair, the fake Baby, Olivia's real baby story, etc. For a moment we are dumbfounded until we realize this is a dream and in reality, Annie is still trying to deny she's to blame over something that hasn't even been talked about and that Gregory has no knowledge of.
While Gregory is fishing and Annie is denying in walks Caitlin, on the heels of Aunt Bette. Each one thinks the other has told one lie or the other,--whichever lie has concerned them -- when in fact, nobody has told anybody anything. (If you're confused, think of the poor writers.) Caitlin again weaves a story and everybody is satisfied except Gregory, who is still not appeased and thinks there is something he is missing (I'd say so..).
Cole is in the Gregory's office trying to find evidence that will show Gregory is behind the attack on him.
Unknown place: We see someone (no face and no acknowledgement of who it might be) say that Cole will be a match and for what is not known.
Cole, Caitlin and Trey are in the living room with Cole telling Trey how much he loves him and will protect him from everything and everyone, including his grandfather and Caitlin has sworn to secrecy anyone she has told (whoever that is at this point) about her father and his rouse to tell her that her baby was dead.
At Cedar Oaks,
Vanessa runs into Tyus who asks her if she has made a decision as to whether or not she's going to tell Michael about having the disease. Vanessa told him that coming to see her mother was a good decision, because it made her realize how important it was to have people around you that care about you. Tyus tells her that is great and asks her what she plans to do. Vanessa told him seeing her mother also made her realize that being away from her all these years was a big mistake, adding that Lena could have been much happier if she and her father were there for her. Vanessa told him that she now knows she can't make Michael's decisions for him, nor can she cut off the people who love her or who she loves. Tyus told her that's good, because she should never ignore her heart. Vanessa then thanks Tyus for all his help and told him he is a good friend, adding that she wishes Lena had someone like him to talk to back when this was happening to her. Tyus told her she's welcome and he wishes her the best. Vanessa leaves to go to see her mother one more time. As he watches her walk away, Tyus told himself the best is all he's ever wanted for her. Back in Lena's room, Vanessa told her mom she loves her and things will be a lot different now. She'll be back and nothing will keep her away.
At Surf Central,
As Jimmy is opening the bottle containing the potion, Michael walks into the kitchen and asks Jimmy what is that. Jimmy told him just something he found and as he proceeds to open it, Virginia enters and sees him, yelling Jimmy no! Startled, Jimmy spills some of the potion on him which throws Virginia into a panic. She grabs Jimmy and pulls him over to the sink and tries to feverishly wash the potion from off of his arm. Michael asks her what is wrong. Virginia tells him that it'll do damage to his skin if they didn't get it off. Michael tries to calm Jimmy as Virginia continues to scrub his arms real hard. Jimmy pulls away, but Virginia tries to grab him back but Michael grabs her and tells her that he thinks she got it all. Virginia then asked Jimmy if he had been going through her purse again. As he starts crying, Jimmy told her yes. Virginia then told him not to ever go in her purse or through her personal belongings again. Seeing how upset Jimmy is, Virginia grabs him and hugs him telling him that she's sorry, adding that if anything ever happened to him she would just die. Jimmy told her he is going to go put on some dry clothes. After he is gone, Virginia went to sit down saying to herself, what in gods name have I done. Michael went over to comfort her and told her not to blame herself it was just a mistake. Virginia told him that it is more than that, adding that she is a terrible person and has done some terrible things. Michael told her that she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Virginia says to him, you know I love my boy and I would do anything for him, but this time, I have gone too far and because of what I did, it put Jimmy at harm. Michael tells her again it's not her fault. Virginia told him that he doesn't know the half of it.
At Ben and Meg's Place,
Derek is thinking back to his talk he had with Eddie. Mad at the thought of letting Eddie get the better of him, Derek takes the letter opener and stabs it in the table. Just then, Meg comes in behind him and Derek pulls the letter opener out of the desk and lays it down without Meg seeing. He told her he was looking for a letter. Meg asked him if he meant this letter as she stands there holding up a letter. Derek thinks to himself that Meg got her hands on Eddie's letter. He then asks her if she has the letter. Meg told him it's a love letter. Derek realizes they aren't talking about the same letter and takes the one she has from her and reads it. After he's done reading about how much Meg loves him, Derek kisses Meg. He then told her they should run away and get married. Meg told him that she thinks they should wait until his headaches get better. He told her they are better. Meg told him they should still wait until the tests come back, but adds that she will tell everyone that the wedding is back on. Derek seems pleased by this news telling himself, then he can kill Ben and take over his life. Joan arrives and Meg asked her how Tim was. Joan reports that he is still just sitting there staring. Meg tells her maybe their news would cheer her up. Derek told her that the wedding is back on. Meg and Joan then leave to go shopping. Alone, Ben has a vision that he and Meg are about to be married when Eddie disrupts the wedding to tell her that he isn't Ben. As Derek tries to explain, the real Ben enters and told her that it is true. As he comes out of his dream, Derek tells himself that he has to hurry up and get the password from Ben. He then thinks to himself that maybe there is a way to kill two birds with one stone. He then forges another letter in Eddie's handwriting explaining how one of his bookies he owed caught up to him and took him out. He then calls Eddie and told him that they need to talk.
At The Java Web,
Ricardo and Gabi are having coffee together and Ricardo told Gabi he had fun the other night on their date and would like to do it again and asked her what she thought. Gabi has a flashback of her father sexually abusing her and tells Ricardo that she is in a weird place right now and needs to think about it. Ricardo asked her if she had a good time. She told him she did. Just then, Madame Carmen walks up and asks if she is interrupting anything. Gabi tells her no, she was just leaving. Once she is gone, Carmen told Ricardo that Gabi is such a nice girl and pretty too. Ricardo agreed and told his mother there is something she needs to know about Gabi. Ricardo told his mom that Gabi was the person who accused him of raping her. Shocked, Carmen told him that although she feels sorry for what Gabi's father put her through, she believes it would be a mistake for Ricardo to start dating her.
Outside the Java Web, Bette is reading he mail and comes across the letter Eddie sent to her. After reading that Eddie doesn't want her to open it until he is killed or some other kind of mishap, the curiosity gets the better of Bette who proceeds to open the letter. Eddie arrives however and stops her from opening it. He told her that if she knew what was going on now it could put her life in danger so do as he requested. Bette asks him if he is in trouble with one of his bookies again. Eddie told her no and that what he is involved in is going to bring him a big enough profit that he'll be able to leave Sunset Beach and when it happens he wants her to come with him. He then kisses her and leaves. Bette says to herself, I hope you are not in over your head.
Back at Surf Central,
Virginia prepares to explain to Michael about all of her misdeeds, but before she can, Vanessa shows up telling Michael she has something very important she needs to tell him. Virginia asked her if everything was all right. Vanessa said she didn't even register that she was there and hoped she didn't interrupt anything. Virginia told her it was okay, it looked like she needed Michael. He asked Virginia if she was going to be alright. She said yes. Michael told Vanessa they could take a walk out at the beach and they left. Jimmy walks back into the room. Virginia looks at his arm to see of it was okay. He apologized again and Virginia told him she was glad he was alright. Jimmy told her he was going over to a friends to watch a baseball game. As he left, Virginia told herself that he needed a father and she needs to get Vanessa out of the picture. She then said that she didn't know what Vanessa was telling Michael outside, but once she got through with her, she would think Martin's Syndrome took over her entire body and wouldn't want to have anything to do with Michael after that.....Outside At The Beach, Vanessa told Michael she hadn't been totally honest with him about something and wanted to apologize for always being on edge. Michael told her that she probably had cold feet about him moving in and things would work out. As she is getting ready to tell Michael about her skin condition, he gets paged. Michael told her that it's probably an emergency and he will meet her at home. Vanessa told him she would be waiting.
Antonio is also at the beach and runs into Gabi who told him about her feelings of guilt for blaming Ricardo about the rape. Antonio told her that everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone gets a second chance to correct their mistakes. He then told her that most people would kill to be able to have a second chance again, so she should try to put her past behind her and go out with Ricardo again. Gabi thanks Antonio for his good advice and went to tell Ricardo that would like to go out with him again. Upon entering the Java Web, Gabi overhears Carmen telling Ricardo that dating Gabi is a big mistake, it will bring nothing but trouble in your life. Gabi runs out, Ricardo tells her to wait. Carmen told him not to waste his time on her. He told her she is wrong about Gabi.
At Vanessa's Place,
Virginia tries to break in, but Vanessa has changed the locks. Virginia tells herself that her plan has to work before Michael proposes to Vanessa. She then tells herself that she has to give Vanessa a dose tonight.
At The Warehouse,
Ben has managed to break the chains and free his arms. As he is working on the cuffs around his ankles, he hears someone coming. He tapes his mouth up and puts his arms back around his back. It is Eddie. Eddie told him that Derek is a nut case and he just barely escaped with his life. He then told Ben that he is the only Ben he can trust, adding that he has come to let him go......