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Monday, January 26, 1998

South Bay General
When Tyus asks her where Michael has gone, Vanessa says that she thinks that he just went out to make a phone call. Much, much later, the nurse comes in and gives Vanessa the message that Michael has been called away, so Tyus offers to drive her home and take her to dinner. When Vanessa says that it can't be a real date, Tyus asks her if her mother is available.

Richards' House Knowing how stressed Tim has been since Terror Island, Gregory gives him the day off.

Just as Annie picks up the tape, Olivia knocks at the door. Fortunately, Caitlin comes along and gets rid of Olivia before Olivia can open the door. However, Caitlin returns to the room soon and Annie hurriedly puts the tape back in the jewelry box.

When Caitlin asks if Annie has ulterior motives for helping Caitlin, Annie admits that she's helping her in order to get in good with Gregory. Caitlin promises to do anything she can to help Annie with Gregory if Annie will get a baby for Caitlin.

After sneaking Annie out of the house, Caitlin eavesdrops as Gregory tries to convince Olivia that reuniting would be the best thing for the baby.

Gregory asks Olivia to accompany him to Mark's memorial service.

Caitlin breaks down into tears at the realization that Gregory and Olivia really do love each other. Caitlin decides to destroy the tape of Gregory's conversation with the doctor. Caitlin opens her jewelry box and realizes that the tape has been moved.

South Central Virginia told Michael that Mrs. Jones asked her to take the uniform to donate it to charity. Just then, Mrs. Jones returns home, and Virginia convinces Mrs. Jones that she asked Virginia to donate the uniform to a charity while she was ill.

Ben's House
Ben promises Meg that he'll never leave her and then the two become intimate. Afterwards, Ben looks like he's about to strangle Meg with the tie from her robe when she's awakened by the doorbell. When Ben went to answer the door and he finds that their visitor is Tim. When Meg comes down the stairs, Tim told Meg that he wants Meg to move out of Ben's house.

After Ben is called away, Tim makes another attempt to convince Meg that she should fear Ben by telling Meg that Gregory said that Ben wasn't in Santa Barbara on business. However, Tim is unsuccessful at convincing Meg that Ben lied about his whereabouts the night that Mark and Jade died.

Surf Central
Tyus brought Vanessa to Surf Central to help plan Mark's memorial service. Tyus promises that he won't pressure her for anything other than friendship. However, he gets jealous when Michael turns up and the two get all lovey-dovey.

Jimmy takes the news about Mark's death pretty hard.

Virginia calls Cedar Oaks Hospital and lines up an interview for their open nursing position.

Annie's House
When Bette confronts Annie about her attempts to get in good with Gregory, Annie unsuccessfully tries to convince her that she's just interested in making friends with Sean and Caitlin.

Bette told Annie that the only time that Gregory and Olivia came close to a divorce was when Olivia had a miscarriage.

When she overhears Olivia ask Bette to accompany her and Gregory to Mark's memorial service, Annie realizes that the best time to steal the tape would be during the memorial service.

A Basement
Pseudo-Ben has flashbacks of the killings. He circles something in red in the newspaper and says that Meg is going to join her friends soon.

Ben's House
Meg told Ben that she is going to spend the night at Surf Central reminiscing about Mark and she invites Ben to go with her.

Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Annie and Bette's House
Annie faked a headache to excuse her from going to Mark's memorial service.

The Richard's House
When Caitlin found out that Rose had been cleaning in her room, she assumed that Rose had moved the tape while cleaning.

Surf Central
Virginia made up a sob story that she couldn't go to Mark's memorial service because Jimmy needed her.

The Richard's House
With no one at home but Rose, Annie popped right on up to Caitlin's room and helped herself to the tape. Annie was shocked to hear Gregory's plan to take Caitlin's baby and tell her it was dead.

Cedar Oaks Hospital
A disguised Virginia lied her way into getting a nursing job at Cedar Oaks using the name Celita Jones. Her charade may already be over when I nurse said that she knew her.

The Church
Tim was sick with worry until Meg arrived at the church and he saw that she was okay. Tim threatened Ben that he'd kill him with his bare hands if Ben hurt Meg. Ben declared that he is going to marry Meg and that Tim couldn't do anything about it.

Ricardo gave his condolences to Gabi for Mark. She apologized to Ricardo because she felt to blame for Paula's departure. Ricardo assured her it was his own fault.

Gregory reminded Olivia that they were in the same church that they were married in.

Meg admitted to Ben that she couldn't get out of her mind how Mark died. She had been close to be killed herself and it was awful. She pondered aloud how a person could do that to someone else. Ben comforted her.

Sean was surprised when Caitlin told him she would be sitting with Gregory and Olivia. She revealed that she was considering forgiving them. Sean encouraged her to listen to the part of herself that didn't want to forgive them.

Caitlin was torn when Olivia asked for her forgiveness. Olivia pleaded that their babies needed to be born into a happy, loving family.

Vanessa lit a second candle, which was for her mother. Michael asked what it was about, but Vanessa said that she didn't want to talk about it.

Gabi informed Cole about Paula's departure. He was sad but said that he had the two most important people in the world there with him...Caitlin and their baby.

Casey, Michael, Meg, and Ben spoke about Mark at the service. During Ben's speech, Tim couldn't take anymore so he got up and left. Ricardo followed Tim out into the hall. Ricardo suggested to Tim that "It was Ben" isn't the same thing as "Ben killed me". He said that Tim had no proof. Tim reminded Ricardo that Ricardo believed that Ben killed Maria even though he had no proof. Ben saw them in the hall talking about him.

When Meg wanted to go home, Ben stated that he had to take care of a few things and for her to just stay there with her friends until he got back.

Cole expressed to Caitlin how he almost lost her. Caitlin appeared to have a pang and Cole asked if it was the baby. Caitlin said yes.

Everyone was surprised when Ben just left Meg at the church. Even Ricardo wanted to know where Ben had run off to.

The Warehouse
Ben looked over a remote warehouse and told a man that it would be perfect.

Wednesday, January 28, 1998

Caitlin agrees to reconcile with her family, but only on one condition...Olivia must move back into the house with Gregory. Later, after seeing his family all under one roof again, Gregory vows to never let Olivia go. Annie begins to think fulfilling the terms of her father's will (marrying Gregory by June) won't be so easy when Bette informs her the Richards have reunited. Michael tells Casey he's thinking of making a serious commitment to Vanessa. Meanwhile, Virginia snoops around Cedar Oaks and ventures to take a peek at Vanessa's mother. Meg is relieved when Ben finally arrives home and later accompanies him when he told her he has something to show her.

Thursday, January 29, 1998

Lifeguard Headquarters
Casey questioned Michael if he was thinking marriage. Michael thought he needed a few more dates with Vanessa first especially one that lasts until morning. Determined to finally make love to Vanessa, Michael planned a "sneak attack".

Cedar Oaks Hospital
Virginia was shocked when she saw Vanessa's mother, Lena. Lena covered her face and screamed at her to leave. Virginia was reprimanded when she was caught leaving Lena's room. Later, Virginia was almost fired when a nurse saw her trying to pull up information on Lena on the computer. Virginia turned things to her favor when she cried that she just wanted to help people. The nurse told Virginia that Lena had a very advanced case of Martin's Syndrome.

Surf Central
Gabi convinced Vanessa that she needed to talk about what was bothering her. Vanessa admitted that she had never got over her mother never wanting to see her again. She explained that her mother had been in the hospital since she was really little. Vanessa got a call from her secretary saying that she had an anonymous tip that environmentalists were going to do a surprise protest over the construction.

Tim's Car
Tim feared for Meg's life when he tracked Ben and Meg down to a deserted neighborhood.

The Warehouse
Meg was thrilled when Ben surprised her with a shelter for runaway teens in memory of Mark. Ben broke down and claimed he couldn't pretend to accept what happened to Mark anymore. Ben got angry and threw a chair. He recalled how Mark was when they first met. Meg comforted him. Ben had his hands gently around Meg's throat when Tim walked in and assumed Ben was trying to kill her. He shoved Ben away from Meg and told her to run. Ben punched Tim out, but Tim still refused to leave. Meg showed Tim that plaque for the shelter, but Tim said that Ben was only doing the shelter out of guilt for killing Mark. Meg berated Tim for his treatment of Ben. Ben and Meg throw Tim out. Ben declared that he was responsible for Mark's death because he is the one that hired Grogan. Meg assured him that he couldn't have done anything to save Mark, just like he couldn't do anything to save Maria. They both leave to take care of business.

Later, Ben recalled attacking Meg. He toyed with chains that he had set up and said that everything was almost ready for Meg. While looking at a shrine of pictures of Meg, Ben stated that it was all her fault.

The SeaBreeze
Meg visited Tim and told him he was making a fool of himself. He declared that he didn't care because he knows she's in danger. All Tim can hear is Mark's last words ringing in his ears. Tim suggested to Meg that there is something in Ben that makes him kill the ones he loves the most. Meg couldn't stand to listen anymore and started to leave. Tim announced that he knew how to prove it to her.

Friday, January 30, 1998

Unwilling to forgive their parents' transgressions, Sean told Caitlin he has no intention of sticking around once she and Cole are finally married. Olivia firmly informs Gregory she will be sleeping in the guest room from now on. Annie contemplates stealing Olivia's baby and giving it to Caitlin but wonders if even she can stoop so low as to kidnap a helpless newborn. At the deserted warehouse, Ben decorates an entire wall with photos of Meg as he mutters aloud about punishing her for trying to replace Maria. Meanwhile, Tim dares Meg to take a close look at her fiancé's leg if she's so certain Ben wasn't the killer he himself wounded during the rampage on the island. Cole announces to a startled Caitlin and the rest of the Richards clan that he's scheduled the wedding ceremony for next Friday. Bette told Annie how devastated Olivia was when she lost her baby years ago. Meg accuses Tim of carrying his vendetta against Ben too far, then suggests to her former beau that he get some help from a professional before he completely loses his grip on reality. Cole lands a job at a construction company and quickly attracts the eye of his new boss' flirtatious daughter. Annie hints to Caitlin that she's already found her a baby. Ben awakens just in time to catch Meg trying to sneak a peek at his leg.

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