Meg drives to Palm Springs and on the way she told herself that once there
she will know what she needs to know. She has a flashback of her and Ben
talking in bed. She told herself that Ben wouldn't take Maria to the house
because of its meaning to them. She arrives at the house, glad to see that
Ben's car isn't there and no lights are on. She notices the door open and
goes it. There are no lights so she lights some candles and looks toward the
bed and is surprised.
Sara is out of the patio and Casey joins her. She told him that she has a
gift for him. He jokes asking if she knitted him a sweater, she says no, she
made him dinner. She says that she made her family specialty, Shepherd's
Pie. She went to get it when Casey grabs her and kisses her, she says to
save that for dessert, but they don't stop kissing. Next scene they are at
the table and her Shepherd's Pie is more like Shepherd's Soup. Casey says
that he will just skip dinner and go to dessert. Outside surf central Tim is
lurking around when his cellphone rings and it is Tess saying that they need
to break Casey and Sara up so that Casey will be there when Meg needs him.
They answer the door. Casey asks Tim what he wants. He apologizes for
interrupting dinner. He says that he needs to talk to Sara, Casey says he
will get the pizza. Sara asks what is so urgent.
Maria is visiting Antonio saying that she is proud of him for setting things
right. Maria sees part of the picture that Carmen made laying on the floor,
he picks it up just as Ricardo and Gabi walk in. After all the hellos are
said, Ricardo asks what he smelled when he walked in and then pointed to some
burnt pieces on Antonio's desk. Maria takes the blame saying that she
knocked over a candle, then says that she has to leave to get Benjy. Ricardo
again thanks Antonio for searching for Gabi because he was the reason that
Ricardo went down to Texas and found Gabi, the love of his life he says.
Maria went to Carmen's house first and told her that Gabi is back in Sunset
Beach, Carmen gets upset. Maria told her that she will be the reason that
their family breaks up, not Gabi, she will be the reason because if she went
to Ricardo with what she knows the he will confront Antonio who they know
will not lie about it, and then they will not be brothers, they will hate
each other all because of Carmen. Maria continues to beg Carmen to let
sleeping dogs lay. She told her that it would be a tragedy to tell them,
she says that it will be OK when Gabi leaves again. Maria yells at her mom
saying it is not about Gabi it is about her destroying her sons relationship
and then says that after she does what she thinks she needs to Maria says
that she hopes she can live with what she has done, and leaves. Ricardo says
that he needs to go to work and asks Antonio to hang out with Gabi. Outside
the door, Ricardo says that the police business can wait, he needs to tell
Carmen that Gabi is in town. Antonio told Gabi that all she has to worry
about is picking her next wedding date
Carmen's friend shows up at her house with a paper bag, and in the paper bag
is a video tape, that is a copy of THE video tape (w/Antonio and Gabi on it).
Her friend told her that she never did tell her what was on the video tape,
and all Carmen says is that it is something that will keep her family
together. She shoos the lady out promising to tell her all and call her
tomorrow. She then apologizes to Antonio saying that she has a back up, and
says that she will be ready if she ever shows up in the town again. She went
to put the video again, but stops to check to make sure the tape came out OK.
All she sees is fuzz. She checks all the connections and sees that a wire
is loose so she fixes it and the picture comes back. After Maria left,
Carmen sits down and realizes that Maria is right that nothing she would be
able to say would save Ricardo and Antonio's relationship if she told what
she knew. She throws the tape away.
Ben comes home and Benjy comes down saying he isn't tired, he offers to read
Benjy a book. He asks Ben to tell him a story, He says that for now he will
just read the story. Benjy asks Ben why he is so sad all the time now.
Ricardo went into Carmen's house and finds a video tape. He remembers her
getting upset when he tried playing it a while back. He decides to play the
tape and sees that it is Antonio and Gabi making love.