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Tim confronts Ben about still being obsessed by Maria. Ben repeats to Tim that he will not discuss his dead wife or Meg with him. Ben told Tim to leave or he will throw him out. Tim said, "You and Derek are twins you have the same psychotic gene." Ben grabs him and slams him against the wall. A scuffle begins and Ben throws Tim down the stairs. When Tim gets up he told Ben that he was there to tell him something important. Ben said he doesn't want to hear anything from Tim and puts him out of the house. Tim vows to make Ben's life a living hell while protecting Meg.
Antonio and Ricardo are waiting for Gabi to come downstairs where she went looking for a sweater. Antonio told Ricardo to admit that he really likes Gabi. Ricardo said he wasn't denying the fact. Gabi comes down and they leave for dinner, while Ricardo whispers to Antonio not to wait up.
Right after Gabi and Ricardo leave Madame Carmen comes over. She is appalled to find out that Gabi and Ricardo are again on a date. She told Antonio how worried she was about them out on the ocean. All she could think of was them drowning like Maria. She then said that she now had her two sons back and Maria. Antonio corrects her on Maria being alive. Carmen refuses to acknowledge that fact. She said she would be glad when Ricardo gets back so she can hear all about his date. Antonio told her that Gabi and Ricardo's date is their own business.
Later Antonio dreams about a mystery woman coming up to him while he is in the chapel praying. The woman appears to be wearing a nightgown. She places her hand on his shoulder. He quickly awakens before we can see her face.
The Richards and AJ
Gregory asks Annie whose side she was going to vote with in the Liberty Corp decision. Annie said AJ's. Gregory is shocked, AJ is happy, and Olivia is gloating. Gregory quickly told Annie she isn't allowed to vote anyway then what he approves, because he controls her stock. At first Annie thinks this is a joke. Gregory quickly told her that it was a provision in the pre-nuptial agreement that she signed. Olivia is elated; she told Gregory the only reason Annie married him in the first place was to gain control of her stock. Gregory ensures everyone that he already knew. He had checked out the reason why Annie was in such a rush to marry him. Annie rushes out and Olivia follows. AJ said told Gregory that know one will ever be able to tell when he has died because he doesn't have a heart to stop beating.
Olivia told Annie that she is pitiful. She actually had the nerve to think that Gregory could love her. When Annie reminds Olivia that she isn't wearing Gregory's ring, Olivia points out that she might not have his ring but she DID have his love at one time. Olivia returns to the restaurant. Annie storms through with Gregory following her to apologize.
AJ told her she is gloating like a woman who is still in love with her husband. Olivia says it is over. AJ told her how important she is to him. They share a kiss.
Ricardo and Gabi
Ricardo told her that he wished he could have taken her to somewhere special. Gabi reminds him that it is not the place that counts but the fact they are together. Gabi admits to him that everything has turned out different then what she thought it would. She said her purpose for coming to town was to destroy Paula and ruin Ricardo's life. She shudders at how close she came to ruining his life. Ricardo said all was forgiven.
Meg convinces Dana to show her the drawing. Meg is shocked when she instantly recognizes Ben. Dana said she drew it from memory of the picture at Meg's parents' house. Meg said that she is amazed at Dana's talent because she seemed to have captured Ben's soul also. Dana admits that Meg talking about Ben has allowed her to learn a lot about him. Dana said something about Ben having a dead wife. Meg was surprised to learn that Dana had heard about Maria. Of course she found out from Tim. Dana said it must be hard for Meg fighting a ghost. Meg told Dana that it was hard at first getting past Ben's wife's image. She found out that no matter how much he loved his first wife that she is special to him now. She doesn't feel threatened any longer.
After Meg leaves Tim arrives to visit Dana. He found her still sketching and gets her to show him his picture. He is also shocked when he recognizes Ben. He accuses Dana of knowing Ben. Dana assures him that she only sketched from the picture she has seen. Tim said he could tell they would be real good friends.
Meg arrives, home calling for Ben. Ben comes downstairs as she turns around from the balcony. Ben calls her Mrs. Evans. Meg asks what he means by that. Ben told her that they have waited long enough and it was time they set a wedding date. Meg is elated. She told him that she only plans on doing this once so it will be done right. He said fine but he doesn't plan on waiting for the honeymoon. She reminded him that he had said the same thing the night they got engaged. Ben said, "Well then you probably remember this." He sweeps her in his arms and they head for the stairs. (sighhhhhh -lol)
The Richards' Hotel Suite
Annie is furious with Gregory over the pre-nuptial agreement. Gregory asks her why she is so mad. He did to her what she had planned on doing to him. He admits that they are a good pair and he really is happy he married her. He then proceeds to kiss her. Annie appears to be giving in. All of a sudden she pushes him away, storms into the other room. Gregory follows her. She opens the door throws out a pillow, then a blanket, and she slams the door in his face.
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Father Antonio finds Francesca on the pier, starring into the distance. He asks her what she is doing there. She says that he sounds just like Cole. He clarifies that he just thinks that she should be somewhere resting because she is still recovering. Now that she is out of the hospital she has no where to go.
In the rubble that was the Waffle Shop, Cole finds the picture of his grandfather that Elaine had up on the wall. She used to use it to illustrate the legend that she loved to tell. A.J. walks in and is pleased to see that the picture of his father survived the quake. Cole told A.J. that Elaine wants him to bring Caitlin and Trey to San Diego to visit. A.J. told him that he cannot do that.
Gregory is knocking on the door to the bedroom that Annie slammed in his face in yesterday's episode when Caitlin walks into the room through another door and told him that Annie has already left the hotel.
Over breakfast Olivia told Bette how much she enjoyed seeing Annie get "what she deserves." Bette does not like that choice of words.
Annie is waiting in Charles' office when Charles gets there. She accuses him of telling Gregory why she wanted to marry him. She said that she is going to forgive him, but only because she needs him. And, he will do what she wants him to do because he owes her, she says. What does she want? "A divorce, from Gregory, today."
Antonio offers to let Francesca stay at the mission. She says, "That is the priest speaking. What does the man say?" "They are the same person" Francesca accepts the offer. "Lead the way."
Gregory told Caitlin that the problem that he is having with Annie is over their prenuptial agreement. Caitlin is pleased that there is a prenuptial agreement. Gregory told Caitlin that A.J. came to Sunset Beach to interfere in his life. The prenuptial agreement was Gregory's way of protecting his interests. Caitlin adds that Gregory couldn't marry Annie for love because he is still in love with her mother, Olivia.
At the mission, Francesca asks Antonio if he ever hears from his parishioners in Mexico. He shows her a handful of letter. They all say the same things. "They are tales of all the pain that I left behind." "So, that is why you invited me here, to make me feel guilty." She refuses to stay at the mission. As she walks out, the phone rings and Antonio asks someone to come down to the mission.
Olivia told Bette that she understands that she has always had an inexplicable soft spot for her niece. Olivia is glad that Bette now has Emily, who is worth worrying about. There is nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and a child, Olivia says. Bette says that she needs to see a lot more of Emily. Olivia says that she knows exactly what she means. Olivia thinks to herself that she intends to see more of Trey.
Gregory told Caitlin "It is important for you to realize that the relationship that I had with your mother is over, for good." Caitlin saw them at the hospital. "You were connected." Gregory tries to explain that the connection is their caring for their grandson and for their children. That is all.
Charles tries to talk Annie into giving the marriage a longer test. She wants out, with her stock. All the requirements of Del's will were fulfilled. Charles informs her that she must remain married to Gregory for a year before the ownership of the stock reverts back to her name. Otherwise, Olivia will get the stock! Charles advises "Stay married. Get rich. It's that simple." "I got those shares fair and square and I intend on keeping them, or I am not Annie Richards, I mean Douglas, Annie Douglas."
A.J. questions the timing of Cole's plan to leave town as Cole's mind flashes to Francesca. Cole explains that it is very important for Elaine to see her grandson. Hanks has been doing an estimate of how much it would cost to rebuild the Waffle Shop. He hands it to Cole, who accepts it. Cole went to answer the phone. A.J. says "I'm not going anywhere." and, then, as Cole disappears, he adds, to himself, "And neither are you, Cole."
Olivia and Bette discuss Olivia's relationship with Trey, how at first Olivia didn't want to see him. She was grieving for the son that she lost. Olivia says that things are different now. She just hopes that Cole will let her see Trey whenever she wants. Bette thinks that he will and, when they have more children, Cole will let her visit them, too. Olivia flashes back to when Annie told her that Caitlin cannot have children. After Olivia leaves, she stands outside Bette's door and says "I wish I could tell you, Bette, but, I cannot tell anyone that Trey is my son."
Caitlin told Gregory that she does not believe that he no longer loves her mother. He tries, unsuccessfully to convince her that there are things about Annie that he is attracted to. After he leaves, when he no longer can hear her, she told him that she wishes that his missing bride would stay missing.
Annie and Charles continue to discuss the pros and cons of a divorce. As she contemplates the choices of staying married or being poor, and the possibility that Gregory married her out of pity, Annie suggests that she would rather die than accept Gregory's pity.
Antonio thanks Cole for coming down so soon. Antonio wants to tell him about Francesca staying in town, at the mission. This writer, who tends to talk to her television, is just about to remind Antonio that Francesca changed her mind about staying at the mission, when Francesca walks into the room. Francesca is displeased that Antonio told Cole that she was there.
A new character is on the phone leaving a message on a recorder about test results. He says that he is now in Sunset Beach. A positive match with Cole has been confirmed. There is a 99% probability. "The clock is ticking. There is no time to waste."
Gregory arrives at Bette's after Olivia is gone. Bette told him that she warned Annie about marrying him. He says that she doesn't listen to anybody. "That is one of the things I..." "Don't say it, or I'm going to have to hurt you, Greggy." When Gregory told her that Annie wanted to marry him to fulfill the terms of Del's will, Bette calls him blind.
Annie returns to the hotel room. Caitlin is still there. She has no sympathy for Annie. She told Annie that when she gets done telling him what she did, threatening to tell Cole that Trey isn't his, just so that she could get her help to marry Gregory, he won't have any sympathy for her either. This leads Annie to think that possibly Gregory indicated to Caitlin that he has sympathy for her.
Francesca says "You brought Cole here to tell him about what happened in Mexico. Is that what this is all about?" Cole asks "What are you talking about?" Francesca brought up the letters that Antonio showed her. Antonio leaves to answer the phone. Cole asks her about the letters. "Just because we have shared a moment or two in the past, doesn't mean that you have a right to know about everything that I have ever done." "What I do want to know about is the future. You said that you were leaving." She can't go anywhere without money. He grabs her wrist and reminds her about the bracelet on it.
A.J. finds Olivia in the hotel lobby as she searches for Cole and Caitlin. She wants to them ask about visiting with Trey. A.J. comments that he hopes that she gets everything that she wants. She assures him "I will, the way that I have been dreaming about it. I'm going to go and make sure of it, right now." They kiss.
Caitlin admits "Daddy feels sorry for you, Annie. How could someone not feel sorry for someone as pathetic as you? Pity is not the same thing as love. It is charity, and nothing more." After Caitlin leaves, Annie kicks the furniture. "Damn you, Caitlin. Damn you, Gregory. And, damn you, Daddy. I blame you for everything." Del, in hell, answers "Why, thank you, darlin'. How could I stay away from this chance to see you so miserable? You called for your lovin' daddy. Well, here I am." and walks up close to her.
Bette tries to explain to Gregory "Annie spent her entire life trying to win the love of that bastard brother of mine. Even now, he is dead and buried and she is still doing it....She actually thought that she was going to get some love." "By marrying me?" "Yes, and you put a stake right in that by telling her that the marriage was a set-up right from the beginning....Who knows what crazy thing she will do to herself now?...If anything happens to her now, it's on your head."
Del told Annie that Gregory will never love her. Ben will never love her. Bette will never love her. Then, he told her "Your mother left because she figured out what everyone else does sooner or later, that you can't be loved, Annie, that you are just not worth it." Ouch!
After Francesca suggests that he let go of her wrist, Cole offers to hock the bracelet for her. When she turns down the offer, he says then he cannot help her. She says that he has other things to worry about, like a son, and a wife. He wants to know why she keeps bringing up Caitlin. And, why is she still in Sunset Beach? She wants to know if he is afraid of what she might do, or what he might do.
Caitlin and Olivia discuss how they are a family, as Olivia holds Trey. Olivia says that she wants to see Trey each and every day. Cole walks in and tells Olivia that she cannot see him every day.
The new man in Sunset Beach gets a response to the message that he left earlier. He says "Cole is confirmed as an absolute match. The formula I am working on can give us more time. We can't afford to take any more chances. We have to get down to business now."
A.J. is on the phone. We hear what the other person says, "Did you hear what I said?" "Yes, doctor, I heard."
When Gregory returns to the hotel suite, he can't find Annie. Then, when he goes on the balcony, he finds her, ready to jump to her death.