Today's recap was provided by Jane Johnson
At South Bay General, A.J. tries to persuade a nurse to have someone check out
Olivia. He told her that Olivia is now on the pediatric floor.
Gregory asks about his grandson and is told that he has been released. Then
he walks up to A.J. and starts talking about the resort project. A.J. asks
"You mean the defunct project?" "No, I mean the resort project that is going
to open right on time." "You were hit harder than I thought. The resort is a
write-off, plain and simple." "You are such a quitter. I am not." "You
haven't changed, have you? I say black. You say white." "This is not a game
for me, A.J. This is business." "Like hell it is. It is about what it has
always been about between you and me, Olivia."
Olivia overhears Annie talking with Charles. He says "You may have it all,
Annie, but there are still some things that we have to go over." " I haven't
seen my husband in a very long time and I do need to get to him. I will come
by and see you later." "Make sure that you do it soon."
As Charles walks away, Olivia walks up behind Annie, knocking her as she does
so. "Was that Charles I just saw leave?" "You scared me." "I haven't begun
to scare you." "What with, that Hallowe'en mask that you call a face?" "I
have had it with you. From now on, I'm calling the shots." Olivia walks
Vanessa leans over an unconsious Michael and says "Come one. You hang on,
hang on, please." Then, to herself as she dials the phone, she says "This
can't be happening." Tyus answers and she asks him to come over right away
and help Michael.
Meg walks into Maria's studio telling herself that she must get over her fear
of the room. She should find what she came for and then get out. She picks
up the painting of Maria as Ben walks into the room. He says "Meg, it's all
right. Maria cannot come between us anymore." as he takes her hand.
Tim looks at the picture of Annie and Maria and says to himself "Ben, your
wife, she ain't so dead anymore." Maria walks up behind him, smiling, and
asks "What's that?" "It is just a picture." "Can I see it?"
Tyus told Vanessa that Michael is probably just reacting to the sedative that
he gave him, that he is all right, for now, but she needs to monitor him
closely. Tyus would like to come over to where Michael and Vanessa are, but
he must stay where he is and work on the cure. Vanessa understands. She
tells Tyus that he must come through on this because Michael means everything
in the world to her.
After she hangs up, Vanessa told the unconscious Michael that Tyus promises
to do everything he can for him. Now Michael must do what he can for himself.
"You have to fight, fight harder than you ever have in your entire life."
As Virginia approaches the room where Michael and Vanessa are, she reviews
what Mrs. Moreau said, before she can help, she must tell Michael and Vanessa
that Vanessa never had the disease. She says to herself that Mrs. Moreau is
right. If she doesn't come clean and Michael dies, it will be all her fault..
She enters the room and sees Vanessa stressing out. "Oh,no! Has he gotten
Antonio is hesitating as he is about to knock on Ben's door. Ricardo and
Gabby walk up to him. They discuss how amazing Meg is. Gabby says "Even with
all that is going on with her sister, she still has time to help others."
Antonio is surprised that they haven't heard. Sara and Casey have been found.
Ricardo comments on how he noticed Antonio hesitating. Ricardo wonders if
his hesitation was because of memories of Maria at the house. Antonio says
that Maria loved the house. And, there was a lot of love in the house.
Ricardo adds a clarification "Except for the night they went out on the boat."
"You are just never going to stop blaming Ben for Maria's death, are you?"
"Give me a reason why I should." Antonio told him that it might help him to
move on with his life and reminds him that all the accusations are not going
to bring her back. "Maria is gone, Ricardo. She's gone."
Meg told Ben that she went into the room to get a box of old clothes to
donate to the mission. Ben says "No more sneaking around. No more feeling
like you are intruding. You belong here, Meg, and I love you very much." " I
know." "Do you?" "It's not like that any more. I am not afraid of what you
had with Maria." "Good because she isn't a threat." "I finally believe that
deep down." "I know that there is a part of you that will alway, always love
her. You wouldn't be the man that I love if you didn't. But, there is a
place for me, too." As they kiss, the doorbell rings. Meg says, "That must
be Antonio." "You get it. I'll get that box of clothes." She leaves and his
eyes fall on the picture of Maria.
Maria asks Tim what the picture is of. He stuffs the picture in his pocket
and told her that it is a shot of some earthquake damage. "I would have
thought that you would want to forget about that as much as the rest of us."
"It is just that, now that the Cummings and I live out here, the folks in
Ludlow, Kansas, are very interested in the earthquakes." Maria inquires about
Sara and is pleased to hear the good news. "Now Meg can finally get on with
her life with her fiancee." "I'm surprised that you even care about that."
Annie rushes after Olivia. "Olivia, I think that donating blood has made you
more lightheaded than usual." "Believe me, I am thinking clearly." "If you
are thinking of telling Gregory that I stole your baby and gave him to
Caitlin, you had better think again, unless, you are that selfish mother that
I always thought you were." "I wouldn't be so smug if I were you, Annie."
"Why not? I won." "I wouldn't be so sure." "I'd love to sit around and
chat, but my hubby is waiting for me." She gloats about staying in the
honeymoon suite with Gregory. "So, don't call unless it is an emergency."
"You may be sleeping with Gregory, Annie, but there is no love between the two
of you." "What do you mean by that?" "You stole my son....You destroyed my
marriage......You did it all to keep your stock in the Liberty Corporation,
you bitch" Olivia swings at Annie.
As Vanessa and Virginia return to Michael's side Vanessa says "He is already
so weak. I don't know how much more his body can take." As Vanessa wipes his
brow, he wakes up and says "I kinda like this, being treated like a king. I
could get used to it." "Don't even think about it, buddy. I want you up and
out of this bed. Do you hear me?" He turns to Virginia and says "Tell her
not to worry. We have been through tougher things than this before. Right?"
Virginia responds "That is right, Michael. But, just in case, there is
something that you both need to know."
Ben hands a box to Antonio. "I think that this is yours." Ben turns to Meg
and told her that he will be leaving to have a meeting with Gregory. She
says that she was planning on helping her mother bring her father home from
the hospital. And, maybe she will see Dana afterwards. Ben leaves and Gabby
inquires about who Dana is. She explains about Dana's memory loss.
Ricardo says that sometimes the police department comes across cases like
that. Sometimes they are able to help them. Meg wonders if they could help
Gregory told A.J. "perhaps you haven't heard. Olivia and I are no longer
married." "You expect me to believe that you are going to let her go just
like that?" "I already have let her go, A.J." "Because you married Annie?"
"Annie makes it easy to forget Olivia." "Annie is not fit to pour Olivia a
cup of tea." "You underestimate Annie. She is every bit Olivia's match in a
lot of ways. She even surpasses her in a few." "Annie owns stock in Liberty
Corporation, doesn't she? And a lot of it. I'm sure that you are counting on
her to side with you were we ever to have any disputes, such as should we
rebuild or not." "There are advantages to being married to Annie." "They are
nothing compared to being married to Olivia." "Olivia killed my son. That
single act made it impossible for us to ever share anything again. You're
welcome to her."
Annie says "Ouch, Olivia. I'm getting sick and tired of this." "Yes? Well,
you deserve a lot worse. I wonder how long you would stay married to Gregory
if he knew that the only reason that you went after him was for your
inheritance." "That is a lie." "Annie, please. I overheard you talking to
Charles." "I don't care what you heard. I love Gregory. I don't want to
lose him, Olivia." "I didn't want to lose my baby, either." "If you use this
information to get to Trey, I'm not the only one who will be hurt." "You have
made it abundantly clear how taking Trey from Caitlin will hurt her, but I am
not through with you, Annie. I am going to be watching. I am going to be
waiting for the opportunity to destroy your marriage just like you destroyed
Gregory walks into the disaster area that was his home. He picks up a picture
of Olivia and himself. He sneezes. He looks down and there is the dog that
his family took from Tiffany when he had Olivia force her to leave. He calls
him a mangy mutt. Then, he compliments him on keeping prowlers away.
Annie walks into the area where Gregory is. He bemoans the property loss.
She reminds him that they still have each other. She then told him of her
plans for the evening, including the honeymoon suite. It was her, not
Gregory, who booked the honeymoon suite. She plans to give Gregory a massage.
First, they will have dinner at Grenadines. Gregory apologizes because there
will be a delay. First, he and Ben have Liberty Corporation business to take
care of. Ben enters. Gregory asks about Meg's sister. Annie chimes in with
how she is happy that the search ended quickly, not like the search for Maria.
The search must have brought back unpleasant memories for him. Ben says "To
be honest, I cannot help thinking about Maria."
Ricardo asks Meg if Dana would be willing to cooperate. Meg assures him that
she would. Ricardo is confident that there has to be someone out there for
her. Antonio says "You have really got a lot invested in this woman, don't
you?" Meg agrees that she does, calling Dana/Maria "a little angel". Ricardo
agrees to help and Meg thanks him. Antonio offers to go to see her tonight,
with the plan of offering a little spiritual intervention.
Maria asks Tim "Why wouldn't I care about Meg and Ben?" "I just meant that
you hardly know Meg." "Oh, I get it. This is about you not liking Ben, isn't
it? Tim, you are so sweet and you have been such a good friend to me. But,
it is obvious that Meg is crazy about Ben." "Yeah, I know. And I don't trust
the guy. I just don't want to see Meg get hurt." "Why are you so sure that
Ben will hurt Meg?" "Do you know anything about Ben's first wife?"
Virginia says "Michael, when you walked into my life, you were the best thing
that ever happened to me and to Jimmy.....You cannot love me the way that I
need to be loved....You never will." "I'm sorry, Virginia." "I'm sorry that
I didn't realize it sooner, because, if I had, things would have been so
different. You would have never gotten sick, never gone through this, neither
of you would." Vanessa asks "What are you talking about?"
Gregory told Ben "You can't blame yourself for not saving Maria. You would
have given your life to save Maria." "Yeah, but I didn't. I let her drown.
As much as I love Meg, sometimes I can't help wondering what my life would
have been like if Maria had lived."
Maria is crying. Tim asks her what is wrong. She explains that she got a
strange feeling when he told her that Ben's wife drowned. He apologizes
because he knew how freaked out she got when he mentioned that Sara might have
drowned. It was thoughtless of him to mention drowning to her again. "But,
now, can you see why I am worried about Meg getting hurt by Ben? When you
lose someone you love like that, I don't think that you ever get over it."
"Yeah, I can understand your concern for Meg, especially if Ben loved his wife
as much as you say he did."
Ricardo and Gabby leave to go on a date as Antonio told them to have a good
Annie and Gregory arrive at Grenadean's to find that A.J. and Olivia are also
there, seated at a table. Gregory told her not to feel intimidated by them
and calls her Mrs. Richards. Gregory walks up to the table and says "Seems
that you took my advice, A.J." A.J. lets Gregory know that he considers his
dinner with Olivia to be private. Gregory told him that he just wants to let
him know that a meeting needs to be scheduled to resolve the resort situation.
Olivia pushes Annie to say whether she will side with Gregory or A.J. in a
vote on the future of the resort project.
Maria is painting. Meg comes to visit her. Maria told Meg that she is
really pretty good at painting, although she doesn't know why. Meg wants to
see the painting.
Ben is drawn back to Maria's studio and, once again, to the painting of Maria.
Looking at it triggers his memory of Maria drowning.
Tim looks at the picture of Annie and Maria. He says, to himself, "If Maria
can't remember her past, maybe it is time for someone from her past to
remember her. Ben, get ready to find out that your wife is still alive." He
knocks on Ben's front door, and then opens the door and enters.
In Maria's studio Ben is saying to himself "I can't change what happened to
Maria. Meg is my wife now and she always will be."
Tim went upstairs to Maria's studio and finds Ben there. Ben asks him what
he is doing there. Tim is standing in the doorway with the picture in his
hand, behind his back.
Virginia is trying to talk Tyus into using skin samples from Michael. Tyus
does not see any reason to do so. He explains that because Vanessa has an
advanced case of Martin's syndrome and has given skin samples, that is good
enough. Virginia is surprised to hear that Vanessa really does have Martin's
syndrome. (Personally, I am waiting until Monday to see if this is really
accurate. Perhaps Virginia gave what Tyus said the wrong interpretation.)
Olivia tries to goad Annie into saying whose side she would be on. Gregory is
shocked and Olivia and A.J. are pleased to hear Annie say that she would side
Maria told Meg that the painting is to be a surprise for her. She wants to
wait until it is finished to show it to her. Meg says that she can't wait
until it is finished. We see the picture. It is of Ben.
As the scene changes to Maria's studio, the first view we get of Ben looks
exactly like the picture Maria is working on. Tim says "It is funny that I
find you up here with Maria. (He is referring to Maria's portrait.) That is
exactly what I wanted to talk to you about."