Victor opened a huge gift from Nikki after dinner in paradise. She then moved the conversation on to the topic of his new house guest. He answered her questions and she found out that he felt that he had been successful at urging Tricia to take her medication again.
At the penthouse, Tricia was thinking about how she had offered to cook for Victor and wanted to do it that evening. She went to Gina's with her guard to get ideas and recipes. She cooked up a storm and, while she set the table just right, she thought back about Victor's hand on her shoulder back at the hospital.
Raul paid Rianna a visit at the boutique to find her holding J.T.'s wrist while he wore a bracelet that she had given him long ago. Raul refused to stay around and J.T. tried to patch things up and get her to admit that she believed that he always cared about her. She agreed that she knew what he was saying, but soon left for the coffeehouse to find Raul.
Raul was there. He had taken his insulin shot soon after he arrived while visions of Rianna and J.T. together rushed through his brain. Mac and Billy were trying to convince him to visit colleges with them and/or go to a movie with them and invite Rianna. He refused to go for it, then he took his insulin shot again, thinking that he had forgotten it earlier. Mac and Billy left then Rianna showed up. He let her sit down, they said a few words, then J.T. arrived, ready to make trouble. He started badmouthing Raul, Raul started a fight, Cody broke it up, then kicked J.T. out of the restaurant. Rianna could tell that there was something wrong with Raul -- he was acting weak and dizzy -- she screamed for some orange juice or soda while he pushed her away.
Katherine paid Paul a visit at his office. She was planning a fundraising event and wanted Paul's company to provide security. He agreed, then she told him that she was worried about him. She suggested that she spend some time with Lauren, who he was surprised to find out was still in town. . .
At Gina's, Lauren was joined at her table by Michael Baldwin. He had several questions for her about her "relationship" with Isabella Brana. She answered his questions with her own questions and neither one was getting anywhere. Soon, Paul Williams approached the table and Michael made a swift exit. Paul sat down and he told Lauren not to ever talk to Michael, he could not be trusted.
Ryan arrived at the apartment to find Victoria ready to talk about wedding plans. She asked him to reserve the entire Colonnade Room for the reception, so he did. Then she invited the reverend from All Saints Church to come over and talk about marrying them. November 9 was the date (the day after Ryan's divorce would be final) and it had been booked at the church for over a year. She sent him off in a hurry, told Ryan how disappointed she was, then started making another phone call on her mission to be married in just a few weeks. . .
Nikki and Victor finished up their conversation about Tricia, moving on to more important things. She commented on how it was a beautiful evening for a swim, stood up, dropped her dress to the floor, and jumped in! She called out to him to join her in the water while he sat, amazed and amused at her behavior.
Friday, October 19, 2001
Rianna tries to get Raul to drink some OJ to compensate for a diabetic episode but he angrily refuses by smashing the glass on the counter. In a fit of rage, he tries to run out but Cody manages to restrain him. He gets into an even bigger rage and Rianna realizes that this isn't just a normal diabetic shock. Something is really wrong. He then starts convulsing. Later Billy and Mac show up looking for Raul. Cody fills them in what happened. Mac goes to call the hospital and Cody fills in Billy about Raul's fight with J.T. J.T. then returns. Billy talks to him and J.T. goes off on about Raul and what a jerk he's being. Billy realizes that he doesn't even know what he did to Raul and eventually start fighting. They stop and after Mac finds Billy and he tells her about the fight. Billy explains that J.T. was tormenting Raul when he start to freak. She talked to Rianna and found out that Raul is okay and that his parents are with him.
Katherine comes to see Nikki who recently had a shower. Kay noticed Victor's car leaving and she wonders what is going on. Nikki, quite pleased with herself tells Kay that she gave Vic a taste of his own medicine. She explains about her Brazilian themed evening including the skinny dipping incident. She then fills in Kay about her trip to Brazil and how well it can turn out for Jabot. She is determined to make her mark in the business world. Nikki fills in Kay about Tricia's living arrangements. Nikki's no longer worried though. What harm could come of it she wonders.
Tricia prepares the final touches on the nice dinner she made for Victor. Vic returns home and notices the effort she made. He tells her he already ate. She was hoping to surprise and he thanks her for the effort. They instead skip to dessert which they enjoy. She asks about his evening at the Ranch and he mentions that he went swimming. She talks about the good ol' days with Ryan and how she has no one but herself to blame for messing it up. She thanks him for his kindness to her in her hard times. He tells her he wants her to get well. She's sure that Fate brought them together. She was sure he would never be supportive of her and he wonders why then did she want to move in. She evades the question chalking it up to just instinctual. She says it's hard to remember details that far back. Is there a reason he's asking, she wonders. She regrets not being able to give him a clear answer since he's been so nice. He tells her he has her best interests at heart. She excuses herself as tired and goes to bed. Before going she places her hand on his shoulder and thanks him.
Victoria informs Ryan that they are getting married when they wanted and where they wanted. She convinced the couple who had the church booked to change their location. Ryan wonders how that happened and Victoria mentions that she bought them a honeymoon, a really nice one. He asks why the change of mind about the size of the wedding. She remembers their first marriage in Chicago with no one they cared about around them, sneaking around etc. This time it will be different. They work on the guest list and Ryan gives her a present he meant to give her earlier. It's her engagement ring. She's very touched especially when he gets on one knee and officially proposes. She eagerly accepts.
Paul wonders what's eating away at Lauren. She explains about Michael's interest in them, but Paul doesn't get it. Someone watches them from across the room. Paul tells Lauren to avoid Michael like the plague. She knows not to trust him. He mentions his visit from Kay and that she might be matchmaking between them. Lauren finds that amusing. They reminisce about their marriage and the fun they had. Later Gina notices someone sitting and is surprised they are still in town: it's Isabella and she's not in a good mood.
Mary stops by but only Lynne and Marissa are there. Lynn tells her the news that Lauren may be out of town. Mary is very pleased to hear that. Mary excuses herself and asks them not to tell Paul she was there. Afterwards, the girls scheme to get Mary and Paul on good terms again.
Lauren's hotel room:
Paul tells Lauren that she's good for him and they kiss passionately. He tells her he should be going and she reluctantly agrees.
Raul wakes up in the hospital. Reese and Rianna are by his side. Thanks to Rianna they got to him in time. They figure out that he overdosed on insulin. She tells him his parents have been called and they are on their way. He feels stupid for taking that second shot by mistake. Rianna blames herself for stressing him out but he takes full responsibility for it. His parents arrive and comfort their boy. He assures him he's ok. Reese assures them that Raul will be fine. Outside his parents thank Rianna talk. She explains that she hasn't been around lately because they had a big fight. They obviously like her and hope she and Raul can work it out.