Ricardo bristles when Antonio agrees to perform the wedding ceremony for Ben and Meg in the same mission where Maria was married. Desperate to prevent Cole from taking Trey out of reach, Olivia appeals to A.J. not to let his son leave town. At Cedar Oaks, Annie is stunned to see her "late" friend Maria, alive and well and happily chatting with Tim. Francesca warns Cole that he'll go to prison if he tries to leave Sunset Beach. Displaying a police report from Germany, Francesca threatens to turn her former partner in crime over to Interpol if he doesn't play things her way. Antonio urges his angry brother not to dishonor their sister's memory by refusing to allow Ben to move on with his life. Annie faints dead away when a curious "Dana" approaches her trembling visitor. Later, Tim tries to buy Annie's silence by offering her his lucrative shares of the Liberty Corporation. Caitlin explains to an irked Gregory why her husband wants them to relocate to San Diego. After consenting to become Meg's bridesmaid, Gabi asks Ricardo if he can see his way clear to attending the ceremony for her sake. Cole told Caitlin she and Trey must go to Elaine's without him.
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Gregory accuses Cole of having an affair with Francesca.
At Surf Central, Francesca searches Antonio's room and finds pictures from Rosario. "Perfect. Exactly what I need." Antonio has his dream again while she is in the room. He hollers out "Who are you?" Gabby is in the hall and hears him. "Antonio? Antonio, are you okay?" Francesca hears her and hides as Gabby enters the room. Antonio's dream continues. He hollers "No, don't!" He wakes up, startled to see her there. She asks him what the dream was about. He stares.
At his party, Berney flirts with Bette and offers her some gossip. Bette sees a picture of Amy on display and asks Berney if Amy is his daughter. She is. Berney describes Amy as "beautiful" and Bette agrees, with a laugh, "She is a beaut, all right."
Also, at the party, A.J. asks Olivia about Gregory and Cole, who are in the other room. "Is this about Francesca Vargas, by any chance?"
Gregory confronts Cole about an affair with Francesca Vargas. "You'll do what? Hire a hitman? Try to have me killed again?" "You have just given me enough ammunition tonight to split up this travesty of a marriage. All I have to do is call Caitlin." Cole calls his bluff "Call her. Do it."
Congressman Blythe told Sara that he has come to save her from Melinda. "She is just another cheap, self-serving wench who is attracted to powerful men in positions like mine." "But, she's worked for you forever." "And admittedly she had her talents once, but she has let ambition get the best of her like so many before. And now this pathetic attempt to make a fortune by exploiting and distorting the nature of the moments we shared, moments I will never forget, and never regret." He wants her to continue to lie. When she questions how she could do that now, since Melinda has the tape. His answer "Tapes disappear." He wants her to do this because he feels responsible for what has happened to Sara. He reminises about times he remembers her in Washington. "Sara, we meant so much to each other. We can again." Sara says "No. There can't be anything between us. There just can't be, never again." "what's going on here? This is all about that lifeguard, isn't it?"
At Ricardo's place, Casey asks Ricardo to help him find useful information on Melinda to help him pin down the lie about him and Sara deliberately trying to kill her. Antonio says that he can access the police files from his place now and heads to his computer. He finds out that the police computer is down now. Ricardo thinks that Casey is serious about Sara. He told him that they are just friends, Sara is not ready for more. Casey plans to see Sara now and bring her up to date. Casey says it appears that thing are going all right for Ricardo and Gabby. "Yeah, pretty all right."
At Surf Central, Gabby gets Antonio a drink of water. She notices that he is sweating. He agrees to talk, but dowstairs, after he gets dressed. He goes to the closet, without turning on the light, and pulls out a piece of clothing within inches of Francesca.
Olivia told Cole that she has no idea whether there is anything going on between Cole and Francesca. A.J. asks Bette to take Olivia home. He needs to talk to his son now.
With Gregory nearby, Cole calls Caitlin. He hands the phone to Gregory. Gregory told her that there is something that he has to tell her.
After Antonio leaves the room, Francesca comes out and looks at a picture of the Madonna of Rosario. "At least one of us gets to sleep well tonight, Father."
Antonio comes downstairs and Gabby questions him about his dream. She knows from her experience with nightmares that he should talk to someone about it. "Dreams mean something and you can't run away from what they are trying to tell you, not forever. No one can."
Caitlin asks "Daddy, what did you want to tell me?" "Just that I miss you and Trey, sweetheart. Don't stay away too long." She told him "Until Cole gets down here, we can't even think of coming home." Cole told her that he hopes to see her tomorrow morning. Cole taunts Gregory with the fact that now that she is married to him, she is not Gregory's little girl any longer. Gregory says "I beat your father. I'll beat you." as A.J. stands in the doorway.
Sara questions Congressman Blythe "What does Casey have to do with this?" "Sara, I saw the pictures of you together." "Those were fake. Melinda drugged us and posed us like that. There is nothing going on between me and Casey." "Sara, you have no idea how badly I needed to hear you say that. The last thing you need is to get mixed up with some beach bum." He refers to him as a "mindless muscle man" and Sara gets her back up. Blythe refers to "what we have together" and Sara told him that they have nothing together. He grabs her and kisses her just as Casey walks in.
A.J. asks "What the hell is going on here?" "Nothing that doesn't go on every time that we are alone" replies Cole. A.J. wants to have a chat alone with Cole, but Cole excuses himself. "Someone you have to see, Cole?" asks Gregory. After Cole leaves, A.J. questions Gregory about what that was all about. Gregory refers him to Francesca for answers.
Francesca gets back to her room at the mission. She looks at the picture she got at Antonio's. She counts, while pointing to the picture, "One little, two little, three little emeralds, four, five, six, seven. There were seven perfect emeralds in the crown of the statue of the Blessed Virgin of Rosario, which means there should be seven perfect emeralds right here in my bag." She opens her bag. "They are gone! But how? This isn't my bag. It looks just like it, but how...?" She flashes back to Bette having her put down her purse so she can take her picture. "Bette, she's got my bag. She has the jewels."
Bette asks Olivia what is wrong and Olivia says "My problem is that it has been an endless night and my best friend in the world is making things a whole lot worse." As Bette heads for the kitchen to find something to drink, Olivia asks her for some aspirin. Bette refers her to her purse.
A.J. asks Gregory "What does Francesca Vargas have to do with Cole?" "That fine, upstanding son of yours is sleeping with that tramp behind my daughter's back." A.J. doesn't believe him. Gregory says that he will make sure that Caitlin finds out one way or another.
Francesca frets about getting her purse back before Bette finds the emeralds. Then Cole walks in. She says "We've got a problem." He agrees, but is thinking of a different problem than hers. "I'm sick and tired of every problem I've got having to do with you and your lies." He is angry that she didn't tell him that A.J., Gregory and Olivia would be at the party. Instead, she just left. She told him about the mix-up with the emeralds.
Olivia is still trying to open Bette's purse when Caitlin calls her. Olivia gets mushy when Caitlin told her that Trey hasn't slept nearly as well since they left because he misses Olivia. Olivia's belief that she is doing the right thing leaving Trey with Caitlin even though he is really her child is reinforced by their conversation, while her sadness over the situation is increased. As they hang up, Bette returns and asks if the caller was Emily.
Sara struggles with the Congressman. Casey stops him. After Blythe swings and Casey, Casey lands one on the Congressman and floors him.
At Surf Central, Gabby told Antonio "Something's happened to you ever since you came back from the cruise." She thinks maybe the problem comes from what happened on the ship, or from Francesca Vargas. Ricardo comes in to see Casey about some research that he did for him. Gabby told him that Casey is still out. Ricardo wants to know why Antonio is up so late when he has to be up early. Gabby answers for him that they both had trouble sleeping.
Congressman Blythe picks himself up off the floor and he and Casey exchange threats. Sara told him that she never wants to see him again. After he leaves, Sara cries on Casey's shoulder "How could I be so stupid?"
Francesca says "I made a mistake. Let's just take care of business." Cole says that he'll take care of it. "Why were you so distracted? What were you thinking about?" After he leaves, she says "What was I thinking about? You."
Sara and Casey are still embracing. She says that she is glad that she met the Congressman because it is going to make it easier to put it all behind her. And she feels really, really lucky that Casey was there. Casey brought up the latest problem with Melinda. He hopes to beat her at her own game.
Ricardo urges Antonio to go to bed. Antonio takes the hint that Ricardo wants to be alone with Gabby.
Antonio prays for strength.
A.J. visits Francesca. She doesn't want to talk. He says "This can't wait. I need to know the exact nature of your relationship with my son, Cole, and I need to know it now."
Cole breaks into Bette's house. He searches for her bag. Olivia turns on the light, stands on the stairway, and asks "Are you looking for these?" as she holds the emeralds in her hand.