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Ben is back from San Francisco. The first person he runs into is Tyus. They are happy to see each other. Tyus ask why Ben is in the hospital and Ben explains about flying to San Francisco to get a special machine for Meg's father. Tyus told Ben that Meg and Joan are probably in intensive care waiting for word on Hank's condition. They enter the elevator to go upstairs.
Meg, Joan, Tim and Dana are anxiously waiting news of Ben's return. If he doesn't return soon Hank will have to undergo a very dangerous operation that might not be needed. The machine would determine the extent of Hank's injuries.
Tim and Dana decide to go get coffee. Ben and Tyus are on the elevator which is moving extremely slow. Tim and Dana are waiting for the elevator when Tim remembers seeing a coffee machine somewhere else on that floor. They leave to get the coffee. The elevator doors open just as they leave, Ben misses seeing Dana.
Meg and Joan are elated to see Ben. Joan and Tyus leave to check on Hank. Meg told Ben how worried she was about him. Ben explains that the helicopter had problems, his cell phone didn't work, so there wasn't a way for him to contact her. Meg returns Ben's keys and gives him an update on the Cummings house. Joan returns and told Meg and Ben they can see Hank if they want to. The operation isn't needed. In his haste to go with Meg, Ben leaves his keys on the counter. Tim and Dana return with the coffee just as Ben, Meg, and Joan leave. Dana misses seeing Ben. She notices the keys on the counter and says they seem familiar. When Tim ask about Meg the nurse told him Ben got back with the equipment and Hank was going to be ok. Tim makes a comment about Ben saving the day again. He also says Ben is always playing the hero. Dana comments on how Tim seems to dislike Ben. Tim sugar coats his relationship and breakup with Meg, telling Dana how he still loves Meg. Dana is anxious to meet Ben.
Hank is awake and trying to be happy. He thanks his future son-in-law for saving him from the operation. Ben says he has to stay on Meg's good side. Ben leaves to sign some paperwork dealing with the delivery of the equipment. Meg leaves her parents alone. Meg rejoins Tim and Dana. Mr. Fobisch from Cedar Oaks arrives and told Dana she can move back to the new wing of the hospital. Tim leaves to drive Dana over. Just as they enter the elevator Ben arrives. Once again Dana and Ben miss seeing each other.
THE SHIP - COLE / ANTONIO RESCUE
Antonio and Cole are stuck below. Cole told the people on the top deck that he and Antonio will climb the wall to safety. Antonio makes it to the top. Antonio sends the others ahead while he and Caitlin stay behind to rescue Cole. Francesca is determined to stay until Cole is safe. Caitlin keeps telling her to leave because she can't help Cole. It is obvious the two women are silently fighting for the man they love.
Cole starts up the wall. One of the brackets that he is using to step on falls, leaving him swinging. Cole grabs a hot pipe. Every now and then a burst of steam comes through the pipe. Cole is having a hard time holding on. Cole begs Caitlin to leave him and go with the others. Caitlin refuses to go. Cole does not want her to watch him die. He told Caitlin that he can't hold on much longer.
Antonio rushes to the opening with his belt in his hand. He couldn't find anything else to give Cole. Cole grabs hold of the belt. Cole's hand slips and he falls.
THE SHIP - THE WATER AREA
Ricardo is underwater; Gabi dives in to rescue him. Gabi finds Ricardo under the water knocked out. She tries to free him. She surfaces to get more air. On her second try she gets him free. She pulls him to safety and starts CPR.
Bette, Amy, Sean, and the others arrive at the water area. Sean is furious with Brad for not going to help Gabi locate Ricardo. Brad lies and says he was waiting to tell them what had happened. Sean dives in to see if Gabi and Ricardo are well. Emily can't stand being separated from Sean and went in after him. Before she leaves Bette told her how she has always and will always love her.
Sean and Emily arrive at the area where Gabi and Ricardo are. Emily pulls the rope to let the others know it is ok to start swimming. Ricardo is up and back to leading the rescue. He and Gabi set out to find something to get them through the hull of the ship. Gabi tells Ricardo that the saying is if you save someone's life it belongs to you. Ricardo says that it ok with him, if it is ok with her.
Bette and the others learn it is time for them to enter the water. They ask Brad to guide them. Amy told Brad he needs to help her. Brad says she is on her own and dives in. Bette told Amy to follow her lead and she will be ok. All the people make it to the area where Sean and Emily are waiting.
Ricardo finds a tool area, breaks in, and locates a blowtorch. As he is cutting through the hull of the ship. Bette notices how hot the area is. Gabi looks over and notices that the pressure gauge is getting dangerously high.
Unable to keep his grip on the brackets, Cole falls through the shaft and disappears into the water while Antonio has to restrain a hysterical Caitlin to prevent her from jumping in after her husband. At South Bay, Annie told a distraught Meg about the probable fate of the passengers aboard the doomed Neptune. Keeping a wary eye out for sharks, Casey and Sara begin paddling towards shore on their makeshift raft. Ben tries to console a weeping Olivia as she fears that all of her children may have perished in the earthquake and subsequent tidal wave. With the boiler pressure building, Ricardo quietly warns Gabi that if he doesn't breach the hull soon a massive explosion is certain to wipe out the rest of the survivors. As they return to Cedar Oaks, Tim told "Dana" her face seems familiar. Emily assures her grateful mother that despite everything they've been through in years past she does love her very much. Francesca promises God she'll turn over a new leaf if Cole will just come back alive. Gregory and A.J. finally arrive in the chopper and are horrified to realize that the Neptune has capsized. After Ricardo manages to cut through the hull, the rescue workers begin lifting survivors into the helicopter. Olivia learns that Trey needs blood from his mother in order to live.