As we left off Friday Gregory walks into his office and spots Cole rummaging through his things. Gregory confronts Cole asking what exactly he "thinks he's doing". Gregory threatens Cole with the fact that he will soon be 'out of there,' "that he should be happy and enjoy himself now because he's not gonna be around for long. Caitlin walks in and sees Gregory and Cole glaring at each other. When she questions the goings on they cover quickly indicating nothing special. Cole and Caitlin head for upstairs as Gregory rummages through the puzzle box trying to figure out what Cole was up to. He spots the paper with the case number referring to the break- in and robbery/ assault at his home but decided Cole must not have taken notice of this and brushes aside any worries. As Gregory discovers old love letters he is, for a moment, walking down memory lane, recalling how much he loved Olivia when they were young and just married; other letters spoke of her unhappiness and his lack of love - and he then reminds himself that Olivia, he is sure, killed his baby. Cole and Caitlin leave for their bedroom where a short discussion takes place about Cole's father never being around for him and how he will never leave Caitlin and Trey. This reminds Caitlin of the hoax that she has played on Cole and the fact the baby is not really their baby. She hugs Cole thinking she will have to live with this lie the rest of her life.
We left off last Friday with what looked like Olivia with one foot over the railing of the boat she is cruising on. Before she can jump she is snatched back by a tall man with a mask. He told her nothing could be so bad that she would take her life, and after hearing of her family could not understand why she would take her life when she has so many people to love her. She flashes back remembering all the times Gregory accused her, told her she did something to 'kill' their baby. She bellows this out to the stranger and again leaps for the rail. The stranger lunges after her and holds her in his arms while she crys with the pain she feels at the loss of the baby and even more because Gregory has accused her of killing it The stranger takes her into his cabin to rest and calls Olivia by name. It is obvious this stranger is not a stranger and does know Olivia. Could it be Armando?
As we left them Friday Derek was in the 'holding' room talking to Ben when he heard Sarah and Meg readying to pick up a picture they saw which had fallen out of Derek's bag. Hearing this Derek runs into the room and asks them not to look - that these are pictures of the renovation for their 'dream home' and he wants them to remain a surprise. Hank calls (Sarah and Meg's father) and told Sarah he wants to see her. He has returned to Sunset Beach and Casey has made up a ruse to get rid of the reporters so that she's free to return to Ben's where they can talk. As Ben and Meg begin to leave Sarah lags behind asking if she can take a little peek, Derek told her no and later when a suggestion is made that she return to the warehouse to hide out Derek reminds them all of the 'rats' making the warehouse a terrible place to hide.
Hank and Joan, Casey, Meg, Derek and Sarah discuss their next move and Derek suggests a hotel at which he has already made arrangements. Everyone agrees and while Casey once again scams the reporters they (Casey, Sarah, Hank and Joan) slip out without notice. At the hotel Sarah apologizes to her parents for all the problems and commotion and after they leave the room, with Casey still with her, Sarah breaks down in tears. We are left with the impression that the whole story has not been told.
The most emotional and heart-wrenching scenes today were between Annie and Bette. As we left off on Friday Annie and Bette are exchanging hugs with Annie vowing to 'be good' and in seconds Aunt Bette hears her own voice exclaiming to Olivia she must not seek a divorce. Bette is stunned and questions Annie as to what she has done. There is a tape recorder having fallen at Annie's feet and it becomes clear to Bette the tape is recording words in sentences she did not put together. She realizes Annie has once again used her and the conversation they had earlier, she had doctored the tape and planned to show it to Gregory in an effort to once again, in her hate for Olivia (Bette thinks) destroy their marriage. Annie tries to explain but Bette told her she is going to hell like her father. (Of course Bette has no idea of Annie's little talks with her father in HELL.) Annie gasps and is shattered, crying for Aunt Bette to listen to why she has done what she has done. Bette does not care at this point. She is not listening to anything Annie has to say. Bette thought Annie had a good heart, she now told Annie she was wrong, that Annie has no heart. She has had enough and told Annie their relationship is through. She told her what she has done is despicable. She has stepped over the one person who has loved her all her life; the person who has cared for her, stood up for her, been there for her....but no more. Annie keeps trying to tell Bette about the lousy deal her father put in his will but Bette has no use for any of her excuses`. She told Annie what she has done is unforgivable and the last straw. She will not be used by Annie again. Bette storms upstairs and Annie thinks she will just make her a cup of cocoa - like Bette used to do for her when she was upset - and she will calm down. Before Annie can even get to the kitchen Bette descends the stairs, suitcase in hand. Annie becomes hysterical begging Bette to listen. It is made crystal clear by Bette she is leaving, she will have her things picked up later. She has had it with Annie and that's that. As she leaves Anne is sobbing for she seems to think her Aunt Bette would understand if only she knew why she did what she did.
We next see Annie at the pier sobbing uncontrollably. Gregory walks up and questions her as to what is wrong . And obviously something is terribly wrong.
Aboard The Cruise Ship,
Olivia is in the stranger's cabin and wondering why he stopped her from jumping off the ledge. The room is dark so she doesn't see his face, but she does asks him who he is. The man told her to just consider him as a friend. Olivia told him if he where really a friend he would have let her jump ship and drown. He told her he couldn't let her do that and Olivia told him there is nothing else to live for. The man asked her how it is that she has nothing to live for. Olivia told him that she killed her baby. The man told her that he doesn't believe it and asked what happened to her baby. Olivia told him it was stillborn. He told her he still believes she has more to leave for in her life and asks that she think about her children and her new grandson. Olivia tells him that she does what to know her grandson better, but it kills just to look at him every time her daughter brought him over. The man then told her that he can't believe she is dealing with this all by herself and ask her where is her husband at. She told him that he blames her for everything that has happened and hates her, but not nearly as much as she hates herself. As she went on to explain what has happened in her life and how she doesn't recall what happened the night she had her baby, he asks her if she tried to kill herself because agrees with the blame. Olivia told him if she killed her baby, then she deserves to die. She then told him that she is tired and is going to return to her cabin. The man pleads with her to stay because he feels that she shouldn't be alone right now. She told him she is so tired and just wants to sleep. He offers for her to sleep there, telling her she would be safe with him. Olivia agreed to stay and told him that she hasn't felt this safe in along time. He told her to sleep tight and then went over to the other side of the room and says to himself that he promises not to ever run from her again.
At Sunset Beach Pier,
Annie is down there crying to herself because of what she has done to her Aunt Bette. Gregory shows up who was also down at the pier taking a midnight stroll. As Annie cries, she doesn't notice that Gregory is standing behind her. As he comes up to her, Annie tries to compose herself, but Gregory tells her that he knows she has been crying. Annie told him that it is just the ocean mist, but Gregory told her that he knows it is tears. Getting defensive, Annie asks him what does he care. Gregory told her that it looks like she needed a friend. Annie asked him if that is what he was trying to be. He told her sure why not. Annie then went on and on about her father and how this is all his fault. Gregory asked her that how did Del get into this. Annie said is it so crazy to want to be loved. He told her not at all, for the right reasons. Annie said never mine, you don't know me. Gregory told her yes he did, adding that he watched her grow up and watched all the things she did to get attention from her father. Annie said yeah but he couldn't love me and neither could Ben and now Aunt Bette. She then gets tearful again and asks Gregory why can't someone love me. He told her to be careful what she wishes for, she might get it. Annie turned around to look and him and Gregory told her that it would be so easy to make love to her right now, but it's not what she needs or wants. As they discuss how similar their fathers where and how they always tried to please them to no end, Annie and Gregory bond on the docks. Gregory told Annie that Bette will come back once she's had a chance to cool down. Annie doesn't think so and told Gregory to go away and leave her alone and to go reject someone else. Gregory told her she wasn't alone and he won't leave her alone until she listens to him. He then told her that she is not the only one hurting and kisses her.
At Vanessa's Place,
Michael is on the phone with Jimmy and told him if Vanessa shows up to have her call me. The doorbell rings it is Virginia and Tyus. Tyus asked Michael if he heard from Vanessa. Michael told him he called everywhere and nobody has seen her. I was about to propose to her tonight. What if something happened to her. As they all speculate about what might have happened to Vanessa, Tyus spies Vanessa's letter on the ground and hands it to Michael. Michael opens the letter and reads it. It flashes over to Vanessa at the airport crying. Michael said I don't believe this, she is leaving for a job in the far east. Tyus said maybe she will realize she made a mistake and will come back. Michael said it doesn't sound like it. Tyus told him to call him if he wants to talk and then leaves. Michael says out loud that it doesn't make since, she was just telling me how much she loved me and wanted to spend her life with me. I don't believe she wrote the letter, something else is going on. I am going to the airport. Nervous, Virginia told him not without me. Meanwhile at the airport, Michael and Virginia have arrived and Michael said he didn't see her. Virginia said maybe she took an earlier flight, lets go home. He said she maybe still here. He then says, wait a minute, I think I see her. An announcement for flight 243 is boarding now. Vanessa stands up and gets ready to board the plane when a hand touches her shoulder.
At Ben and Meg's Place,
Derek has the room rigged so that Ben will be able to hear him and Meg making love from over at the warehouse. Derek carries Meg up to Ben's room. Meg said I love you. He said hold that thought and went over and turns on the speaker phone so Ben could hear everything at the warehouse. She thanked him for taking care of everything tonight. They will finally be alone. Ben hears them kissing. Derek said you are so beautiful, Meg, your eyes your lips, I have waited so long to make love to you. That is about to change right now. He starts to take off her dress and rips it. She told him to take it easy. Derek apologized, and told her it has been a long time he got a little impatient. Meg said it was ok. He said he wanted it to be special. She told him it is special every time and then recalls when he filled the Java Web with white roses just for her. Meg then told him that he is always doing things for her. Like tonight, planning the night to be alone together. He said he wanted it to be a night she would never forget. She told him they both wouldn't forget and then excuses herself to go slip into something more comfortable. While she is in the bathroom, Derek leans over to the phone and said, I hope you are enjoying it Ben, listen closely while I have Meg, body and soul. Meg comes out of the bathroom and says, you know how happy you make me. Derek says, do you have any idea how happy you are making me. He then told her that he has wanted her so much. There is no one else but you Meg. Meanwhile at the warehouse, Ben shuts his eyes tight and thinks Meg don't let him near you, get away now. Meg pushes away from him and looks scared.
Back Aboard The Cruise Ship,
Olivia has wakened from a bad dream and the man told her it's okay her is there. Olivia told him that she keeps having these dreams of the baby crying and he is not dead, but my husband....The man told her don't listen to Gregory he is wrong. Olivia told him that she never told him her husbands name and then asks who is he? He says I told you just an old friend, he leans into the light so she can see his face and Olivia says, "Oh my God..."