THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH
Emily and Sean watch as Casey jumps in the water to save Sarah. We last saw Sarah walking into the water with an expression that told us she might very well be contemplating suicide. Casey gets a hold of her and swims to shore and, carrying her in his arms he lay her gently on the sand and tries to check to make sure she is ok. Sarah fights him. She breaks down and told Casey she has done a terrible thing. She has lied to him, her family, her friends, everyone. She told him she just wants to die. "Your suspicions were right about me," she sobs to Casey, "why don't you hate me?" Casey soothes Sarah and lets her know he doesn't hate her; he considers her a friend. "You have been a good friend to me, Casey and I've lied to you, I've lied to everyone." Casey tries to convince the distraught Sarah to come clean, to believe in he love of her parents and friends and let them help her. She asks for some time to think and before he leaves her to her thoughts, Casey gives her a tender kiss on the cheek. We last see Sarah, tears streaming down her face and for the first time we see her as a vulnerable, not so tough young woman.
TYUS DAD'S APARTMENT
Virginia has found Vanessa and is now telling her the only way to stop Michael from searching for her is to kill herself. She hands Vanessa a knife and Vanessa, naturally assumes that Virginia wants her to kill herself right there and then. Virginia explains what she wants her to do is fake her death. This way Michael will forget about her. He can do nothing if she's dead and that will be the end of it- (and of course open the door for Virginia to walk right through). Vanessa begins to have second thoughts. Virginia picks up the phone, "Alright, call him, tell him where you are, tell him the truth." Vanessa thinks about it and grabs the receiver (saying maybe she should tell Michael the whole story.) Virginia panics, she certainly doesn't want this. Hanging up the phone, Virginia does a two-step, "You have to trust me, you're doing the right thing - to fake your death." Virginia leaves Vanessa to her thoughts . She lovingly holds a picture of Michael remembering all the beautiful moments they've shared (and they were wonderful).She decides, yes, this is the only thing she can do. Michael will spend no more money and time he doesn't have trying to find her if she is no more. She makes a call to Tyus and asks that he meet her. She will go to him at his place in Sunset Beach. She will take the chance for she needs Tyus's help. The food doctor agrees to meet her shortly.
Tim is awake and trying to talk. Tyus is with him and thrilled to see there may be no brain damage because of the way Tim is tying to speak. He is saying something and Tyus believes he is asking for Meg. "Are you saying you want to see Meg?" Tyus asks .Tyus leans closer...."the police," whispers Tim, "Ricardo." Tyus rushes to the phone. Ricardo is surprised that Tim wants to talk with him. He and Gabi have been discussing how to find Ben and Meg. Ricardo is suspicious about the whole warehouse business...the fact that Ben pretended to own the property when he didn't, and to find out Ben hasn't paid his employees; another oddity. The picture is very suspicious and he is dead set on getting some answers. He and Gabi rush to the hospital and Tyus tells him to go in. Ricardo walks to the bed. He leans toward Tim, "I wasn't pushed, he says, "I wasn't pushed,"....it was Ben, Ben pushed me..." We last see Ricardo, eyes wide, anger building. We can imagine, we can almost see the wheels turning. Ben did this. More suspicious behavior. We know Ricardo will be out to get the answers!!
THE MORTUARY (Diane's favorite place)
Diane is setting up yet another way for both she and Ben to die. Ben appeals to her: "If you kill me first, you'll give up our chance to spend eternity together. My soul will go on without you and you won't be able to find it. Our circle of destiny will be broken." (We can see that Ben is choking back a giggle with this bunch of bull.) Diane realizes he's correct and must do something to link them forever. She told him "We are entering a new life together," and there must be a ceremony. She gets a knife and slices it on Ben's wrist causing blood to come forth. She takes her wrist, does the same and rubs it together with Ben's bloody wrist). She seems to have given up the idea of hitting him over the head with the mallet or whatever it was she seemed ready to crack on Ben's skull. Now she has decided a wine poison would do the trick, this way they would go together. Ben is thinking what a crazy psychopath this woman is. She went on with her babble and puts the glass of wine to Ben's mouth. He turns his head away.....trying to avoid drinking the stuff.
Michael is trying to get information from the movers who put Vanessa's furniture in storage. Michael is getting nowhere with the boss and finally is asked to leave. After he sees the boss leave Michael sneaks into the office via the window. He went over to the files and routes though. BINGO, he comes up with Vanessa's file. Wait...what's this??? Tyus name is on this order. Tyus? Michael is stunned. He makes a bee-line for Tyus' home.
Vanessa is waiting as Tyus rushes in. "'What's going on?" Vanessa tells him her plan. Before he can say too much there is a pounding at the door. 'TYUS, OPEN THE DOOR. I KNOW YOU'RE THERE, OPEN IT." Michael continues to pound as Vanessa and Tyus exchange looks of 'what do we do now.?
Meg is cleaning up the ashes, Ben's ashes (she believes), as Derek comes in from outside. She is frantic and trembling as Derek walks into the room but he manages not to notice any ashes which may have been left behind. He does notice her trembling and questions her. She told him she is so sick and would he make her medicine. Derek figures she is cold and went to open the drawer (with the picture) to get Meg a sweater. She manages to stop him and he went to the kitchen to fix the drink. Meg's face becomes a canvas of revenge... her eyes cold, determination in her glare.. She is angrier than she's ever been. This guy is not going to get away with this, she thinks to herself, this sick bastard is going to pay.. She picks up a very large knife (where did that come from?) and begins to walk into the kitchen as if to kill....she raises the knife. (ala Norman Bates)...but...she stops and comes to the realization that this man must be brought to justice (I wouldn't count on it). She asks him to get wood to build a fire; they can sit in front of it, they can enjoy it. She hugs him, telling him she loves him...her purpose to get the keys...to get the hell out of there. She succeeds. When he is gone to get the wood, Meg runs.. She is in the car. She is fiddling with the keys. She is trying to find the right one. Oh no, where is it??? Uh Oh....in only a moment Derek is there. "Meg," he asks, "what are you doing???"
At Tyus's Place
Outraged to learn that Tyus arranged for Vanessa's belongings to be placed in storage; Michael shows up pounding on the door demanding for Tyus to open up, while a scared Vanessa told Tyus to hide her. Tyus told Vanessa to go into the room and he'll handle Michael. As Vanessa scurries along, Tyus opens the door and Michael grabs him up by the collar and demands to know why he has been lying to him about Vanessa. Tyus gets buck and told Michael to get his hands off of him and next time he comes over here, he had better come knocking politely. Michael told Tyus he doesn't want to hear that and demands to know why he has been lying to him about Vanessa's whereabouts. Tyus told Michael to trust him, he is on his side, but Michael told him he did trust him until he saw his signature on the paper authorizing Vanessa's things to be moved. Tyus told Michael he can explain that, but Michael told him he should have seen it all along when Gabi told him about Vanessa's mother being at Cedar Oaks and then Tyus just happens to be treating the woman who is probably her mother. Michael then told Tyus to look him straight in the eye and tell him he hasn't seen Vanessa. Tyus told Michael he can't tell him that, while Vanessa grows more terrified thinking Tyus will spill the beans to Michael about where she is. He told Michael that he hasn't seen or spoken with Vanessa since she's left town, she only left him a message asking him to take care of her belongings. Michael told Tyus it doesn't make sense to him and why would Vanessa choose to go to him. Tyus says it's not that unusual since he and Vanessa are friends that she would choose to come to him. Michael says since when does Vanessa asks you for those kind of favors. Tyus says he's a doctor and he helps people. Michael grabs Tyus by the collar again and accuses Tyus of helping Vanessa runaway from him. Tyus breaks free and told Michael that he is on his side. Michael apologizes and Tyus says it's okay, he knows Michael's in love with Vanessa and he understands. Michael told Tyus he's leaving before he makes a fool out of himself again. Tyus sees him to the door and told him not to worry, take it easy, because all of this will work out. Outside Tyus's door, Michael says to himself that Tyus is deeper in this than he is willing to admit and then flashes back to all the times he has seen Tyus and Vanessa together and decides Tyus's is hiding something and he plans to get to the bottom of it and knows just how to do it.
Back Inside, Vanessa comes out of hiding and told Tyus that was close and she can't afford to take anymore chances. She begs Tyus to help her fake her own death, but Tyus told her he will not help her and will not be apart of ending a life, even if it is on paper. Vanessa threatens to end it herself, but Tyus reminds her of the reason she came to hide in his apartment in the first place. He told her he is already making some breakthroughs with his research and she is acting like a coward by giving up before they have even begun. Vanessa told him she will not let Michael give up the rest of his life to become some nurse-maid to her, that is why she is going to go back to South Central and get her stuff and move out. Tyus told her she isn't going anywhere, not as long as there is hope. He does, however, promise to keep Michael from finding her if she stays in town.
At The Cumming's New Place
Sara shows up trying to sneak into the house so that she won't have to tell her parents about the Congressman or nearly drowning. Unfortunately, Hank walks into the dining room and spies her coming in and asks her how is she doing. Sara breaks into tears and told her dad that she can't do anything right. Hank told her that he has sensed that something has been bothering her since she came back to Sunset Beach. Sara flashes back to Casey telling her that she needs to tell her family about this or it will only get more worse. Sara begins to tell her father, but beats around the bush about getting it out which prompts Hank to tell her that Meg never has trouble confiding in him. Upon hearing this, Sara clams up and told her father that it really isn't that big of a deal and she'll just work it out herself and went upstairs, leaving Hank bewildered.
At The Hospital
Tim told Ricardo how Ben pushed him from the scaffolding and is responsible for all the murders on the island. A grim-faced Ricardo can't believe it, but promises Tim that Ben will never be allowed to hurt anyone again. Ricardo then leaves and heads for the station.
Meanwhile At Tyus's Office, Michael shows up determined to find out what Tyus is hiding and calls his assistant and acts like he has a delivery downstairs he needs for her to pick up. The assistant leaves and Michael creeps into Tyus's office and starts going through his files. However, the assistant returns because she forgot to lock Tyus's office up and catches Michael in the act. She gets ready to call security, but Michael manages to convince her that he is a good friend of Tyus's and Tyus asks him to come by and he would hate to have to tell Tyus that his assistant was very rude. Though she somewhat believes him, she told Michael to leave Tyus a note and then he has to leave. Michael scribbles something down and as he and Tyus's assistant are leaving out the door, he fixes the latch so he can get back into Tyus's office. The assistant told him that Tyus won't be back in the office until tomorrow, so Michael can talk to him then. Michael agrees, but privately told himself that he won't be waiting that long.
At The Funeral Home
Diane figures out that Ben was tricking her again and lunges at him with a knife. Ben grabs her arms and struggles with her until he pushes her back and she bumps her head up against the wall knocking herself out. Ben gets up as he begins to get feeling back into his body, but just as he gets off the table, Diane comes to and lunges at him again. Ben manages to slam her head again on the table knocking her unconscious and told them that someone is trying to kill him. The police tell him they are on there way and Ben waits patiently.
At Sunset Beach Police Department
Gabi and Antonio are talking about how he removed his collar in order to make the teenage first time offenders he is counseling feel more at ease. A woman comes up and asks about something and Antonio remembers her from school and they go hug each other, while Gabi stands there looking a little agitated about the reunion between Antonio and an attractive female friend from his high school days. They make small talk and find out what each other has been up to since the last time they've seen each other and then the woman leaves. Antonio is happily surprised to have seen her again and told Gabi so. Gabi told him she sensed a little chemistry and asks if there is something more going on there. Antonio told her that he did have another life before he became a priest. Ricardo shows up and told a stunned Gabi and Antonio about what Tim told him and says he is putting out an APB on Ben. A worried Gabi wonders if Meg is okay. Two police officers bring Ben in and he is immediately placed under arrest upon arrival at the police station for the attempted murder of Tim.
Up At The Cabin
A terrified Meg tries to seize her chance to escape from Derek, but before she can even get the car started, Derek catches her and asks her where is she going. A nervous Meg told him that she started to feel so bad she decided to drive herself down to the doctors. Derek told her he will do it and jumps in the car with her. Meg thinks he is on to her and tries unsuccessfully to convince him she is not acting peculiar. Derek is still puzzled and Meg told him it is just the flu and begs for him to take her back to Sunset Beach, but Derek says he'll take her to a local doctor to treat her flu. Meg suggest that he go lock up the cabin before they leave and when Derek went to do so, Meg tries to leave again but Derek returned and told her he forgot the keys. As Meg jumbles to get the cabin key off the key ring so she can hold onto the car key, Derek told her to just give him the keys and he'll be right back, but still puzzles over her odd behavior. He went to lock up the cabin, but unfortunately for Meg, Derek grabs her purse on the way out and the photo of himself and Ben falls out of her purse which makes him realize that she knows who he really is. Meanwhile, Meg sits in the car terrified and worried that it seems to be taking him a long time to lockup the cabin and come on...........