Summary of Season 03: Part I of III
(Episodes 3.01 - 3.15)
Badly beaten, Jonnie
crawled sout of his apartment and found his way to a community clinic.
He deflected her suspicions that his wounds were the result of a
crime. When he left, he was surprised to find Dean's
limo waiting for him. Wary, Jonnie accused Dean of setting him up
in order to test his loyalty.
relaxed after a vigorous lovemaking session, not their first for
the evening. Jem was surprised that Chelsea still wants to continue
with their devil's bargain. But Chelsea remained resolute, and was
defensive when Jem demanded to know just what is so special about
A distraught Doug
remembered falling in love with Philippa
twenty years ago as an intern. He swallowed more of the herbal sleeping
pills in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Later, Greg and Rena
showed up, searching for a missing Daphne.
Doug had no idea where his daughter was--and wasn't offering much
help to a furious Greg.
begged for help as her contractions worsened. The cynical guards
finally arrived, and took her to the infirmary amidst her pleas
for them to call Doug. After several hours, she gave birth to a
baby girl. Thrilled and certain that this new baby will have a good
life, Nora didn't notice the pointed looks shared by the medical
staff around her.
After making love, Mike
discussed the future. Marty surprised Mike by revealing her ambitions
to become a high profile attorney. Mike supported her desire to
further that goal, and the two spent the rest of the evening romantically.
Meanwhile, in a car outside, a man watched them with increasing
anger prior to driving away.
continued to search for Daphne.
After getting the name of Daphne's boyfriend from a nearly incoherent
, Greg called the number Rena found on a notepad. Not knowing Tyler's
last name, he was dismayed when Charles answered
Hearing Greg's news about what happened with Nora,
Charles was disgusted but tried to get Tyler to reveal where Daphne
might have gone. Tyler only agreed under duress. Charles refused
to let Tyler go with Greg and Rena to find Daphne.
spent the night driving, anger over his feelings of betrayal continuing
to grow. He visited several different landmarks in town, all of
which brought up memories of events that he was powerless to stop.
Disgusted at how powerless he's felt his entire life, Tristan vowed
Charles spoke with Cynthia
about having heard the whole Nora story on the TV news. Certain
that the scandal would be terrible for the hospital, he asserted
his determination to convince the rest of the hospital board not
to let Doug back on staff. He also revealed his concerns about Tyler
continuing to date Daphne, whose various traumas could distract
Tyler from concentrating on college. Cynthia correctly guessed that
Charles was thinking of his own experience with his first wife.
Later, Tyler--with Jason's
help--snuck out of the house to search at the Falls--Tyler hadn't
told Greg the whole truth about Daphne's hangouts. To their horror,
Tyler found a scarf near the dangerous cliff ledge.
a desperate man driving in his car
received a call from someone who said he'd "taken care" of business.
The man tried to get assurances that he wouldn't be connected with
spoke with Cahill
about the Nora situation, and Cahill grew defensive over Frank's
worried that his new boss would hold a grudge against him for the
crimes of his sister Nora. Olivia enjoyed playing cat-and-mouse,
and warned him that he'd be on probation while at OmniCorp. But
in the end she softened, saying that she wouldn't judge him for
In the middle of their discussion, Frank called and
left a message giving Livvy directions to his country home. Bert
overheard, and made insinuations about Olivia's relationship with
Frank, which Livvy denied--but also told him it's none of his business.
Having failed to find Daphne, Rena and Greg returned
to the Cliffside Caverns hotel, where Greg lives. Greg was highly
distressed, certain that Daphne had done something self-destructive--and
Rena tried to calm him. She offered to call the police but Greg
didn't want them involved. At last she convinced him--but as they
went up to his suite, an exhausted Daphne appeared.
Having stayed up most of the night talking to Daphne,
shared some fraught moments together as he made overtures to her.
Rena insisted that he slow things down, much to his frustration.
Later, Daphne appeared and astounded Greg by asking him if she could
move in with him.
Back at his apartment, a bruised Jonnie
remembered his conversation with Dean
, in which the older man revealed that Jonnie's assault had been
a setup to test his loyalty. Frank
called him to find out what had happened. Pleased that Jonnie had
an appointment later to meet a mob bigwig, Frank told him to keep
in touch with the D.A.'s office, since he (Frank) was going away
for the weekend.
After speaking with Jonnie, Frank
started on his trip, remembering moments together with both his
late wife, Natalie, and Camilla.
Granger spoke with Jonnie and implied that even if Jonnie's
new job entails some violence
he'd better do whatever's necessary
to prove his worth.
In the infirmary, Nora
was aghast to learn that she'd been medicated, which meant that
she wouldn't be able to breastfeed her baby. The nurse wasn't sympathetic,
--who stopped by for a visit--offered slightly more compassion.
She asked him again to call Doug
and tell him about their daughter. Richard agreed, and after he
left, Nora named her baby "Hope."
who had been having nightmares about Daphne, and informed him that
Daphne was with Greg. Tyler was annoyed with his girlfriend for
not having called him earlier, but Jason urged his brother not to
tell Daphne that they'd gone looking for her. Tyler agreed, and
the boys bonded in newfound friendship.
Wagner visited Doug, trying to offer him a sympathetic ear.
Doug tried to avoid having his Narcotics Anonymous sponsor realize
he'd taken medication the night before. They were both surprised
by a phone call from Richard, who left a blunt message informing
Doug that Nora had given birth. Panicked, Doug was desperately afraid
of leaving the house and seeing his wife. But Elaine urged him to
visit the baby, reminding him that he's the only parent the infant
agreed to let Daphne
stay with him temporarily--but only if Doug
would agree to the arrangement. When they returned to Daphne's house
to get some of her things, Doug was in a terrible mood--frustrated
and tense, as is his normal tendency. Greg told him that Daphne
wanted to move out, and the miserable older brother blew up. Doug
tried to make Daphne feel guilty by telling her about the new baby,
and Daphne considered staying. But Greg convinced her that she's
doing the right thing.
The Granger family--Ross,
along as Ross's date--enjoyed their family brunch. They discussed
Maxine's role in the Nora
White situation, and she admitted to feeling remorse for having
returned to Nora's life. Ronald asked her if she wanted to stay
in town, and she agreed--but said it wasn't viable for her professionally.
Ross said he'd try to come up with an idea to keep her in town.
was also at the same restaurant, for lunch with his mother.
Later, he ran into Lynn, and they chatted about her job at the Van
Doren theater. She invited him to audition for the upcoming play,
Ten Little Indians, but he didn't take her seriously. When
Ross saw them talking, he interrupted their conversation and acted
very cool to Clark. Lynn noted his rudeness and demanded to know
was driven to the crime boss's house, and Dean
warned him about the mystery man and his activities. When they arrived
at the huge house in East Cornwall, Jonnie was taken in to an office
was astonished at what he saw!
Upstate in the woods, Frank
enjoyed working on his new cabin, which he's building in a clearing
near a lake. After finishing laying the foundation, Frank then left
to go for a swim in the lake. As he chatted with his dog, Baxter,
he planned to head up to the regular furnished cottage to make things
ready for Olivia,
who would be arriving tomorrow.
Tired of answering reporters' questions, Olivia decided
to leave earlier than scheduled, driving up to the cabin Frank told
her about. Following the directions Frank left on her answering
machine, she drove upstate, expecting a lush country home. However,
a wrong turn and false expectations led her on a difficult journey--and
she ended up dirty, tired, and ready to kill Frank.
Doug tried to gather the strength and courage to leave
the house and visit Nora, as he'd promised Elaine. On his way out
the door, he noticed the sleeping pills he'd dropped the night before.
The temptation was too great
Cahill arrived at the jail infirmary and found Doug, clearly
on some kind of medication, holding baby Hope. Though Doug tried
to convince Rich that he was fine, the zonked Doug nearly dropped
the helpless infant. Rich saved Hope and, furious, swore that Doug
would only take Hope home over his dead body!
continued to press the Clark
issue with Ross,
wondering exactly why Ross had behaved so rudely to the other man.
She guessed that it had to do with Clark's sexuality, and expressed
her concern that Ross was biased. Ross resented her implications,
and finally admitted that Clark had asked him out. Lynn laughed
and told him he should be flattered, not upset. After eliciting
a promise from Ross not to treat Clark badly again, Lynn gave Ross
a loving kiss.
While Lynn went to work at the theater, Ross met with
sentencing hearing. Steve tried to convince Ross to recommend hospital
time rather than prison. Steve warned that his expensive psychiatric
expert witness would be very convincing. Ross was skeptical and
didn't make any promises. The conversation remained friendly, and
Ross asked Steve if his law firm would consider hiring Maxine
as a freelance detective. Steve agreed to think about it. Later,
overheard their conversation and said that she had something to
and Nora were shocked by Cahill's
threat that Doug wouldn't get custody of Hope. Cahill was dead certain
that Doug is unfit to be a sole parent to Hope. After Doug left,
Nora claimed that she'd help her husband, but Cahill reminded her
that she'd be spending her years in prison. Nora begged her former
lover to let Hope stay with Doug. Cahill promised to think about
but when he left, he called the Child Protection Service
and asked for a case worker. In the evening, Doug was zoned out
in front of the television thanks to some leftover pills. The doorbell
rang, and to his shock he found a case worker and policeman ready
with a warrant!
to speed up the Rena
Carlson interview. Elaine was surprised that he was in such
a hurry for a mere human interest story, but she agreed. After hanging
up, Jem had to get up the strength to make another mysterious phone
call. Later, he went to a diner to grab a cheap meal, and was happy
to run into Rena in person. Being as charming as he knows how, Jem
asked her if she'd be willing to be the subject of a series of interviews.
She was suspicious, but cautiously agreed to think about it.
surprise, his first view of the dangerous crime boss, Endicott
"Nick" Nichols, was of the older man playing with his young
kids. Friendly and genial, Nick interviewed Jonnie and spoke about
his love for his family. His dark side only appeared when relating
a story about dealing with a kidnapper by breaking every bone in
After hiking uphill all afternoon, a grumpy and exhausted
came across Frank
and the beginnings of his new cabin. Assuming Frank intended her
to sleep in the bare-bones cabin, she blasted him for lying to her
and giving her lousy directions. Frank refused to drive her home,
and decided to pay her back by not telling her about the cottage
waiting for them uphill. Later, Frank directed Olivia to the glove
compartment in his truck to get a flashlight. When she got there,
she realized that this truck could be her ticket home! Laughing
at Frank's naivete, she started the engine and prepared to drive
In the woods, Olivia
prepared to drive away in Frank's
truck. But her gaze caught the pictures of Frank's wife, Natalie,
and she froze. Meanwhile, Frank fixed Olivia's tent and made a fire.
A sober Olivia returned, giving him back his car keys, and Frank
made them dinner. Olivia learned more about Frank's wife, and asked
him how he fell in love with Camilla after losing Natalie.
to dinner, since he wanted his wife, Hannah,
to meet Jonnie. Expecting a pretty trophy wife, Jonnie was surprised
to see that Hannah is a compassionate, smart woman in a wheelchair,
who clearly has great affection towards her husband.
spoke about Steve's
invitation for her to join his law firm. Rena was surprised that
Marty would consider giving up her father's practice, but Marty
assured her she's still thinking it over. Later, Marty told Mike
about the offer, and he was also taken aback by his girlfriend's
sudden ambition. But he promised to support her.
was being interviewed by Alicia
Vasquez, the case worker from Child Protection Services, Daphne
came home and thought Doug had already found another mistress. The
misunderstanding, and Daphne's screaming insults, gave Alicia the
worst impression of Doug's parenting skills.
Back at Nick's home, Hannah gave Jonnie a private tour
of the house. Jonnie asked her how she ended up in a wheelchair,
and Hannah revealed that two years ago, their limo driver betrayed
them and tried to murder Nick. Hannah leapt forward to save her
husband and was shot instead--giving Nick time to kill their attacker.
After their discussion, Nick offered Jonnie the driving job, and
spoke with her older sister, Kaitlin,
Kaitlin was cynical about their relationship, not believing that
Clark would have asked Ross out if Ross weren't really gay. Meanwhile,
Kaitlin's fiancé, Joe
Vasquez, got a visit from his sister Alicia. Alicia wanted Joe
to give her the lowdown about his former student, Daphne.
Alone at Greg's
consoled Daphne, who was afraid about the possibility of losing
baby Hope. Desperate, Daphne asked Tyler to run away with her, providing
a family for Hope. Tyler was sympathetic but refused. Daphne decided
that Tyler would change his mind if he had the right incentive.
She began to undress and kiss him passionately. Just as things heated
up, Greg walked in!
Ross met with Jonnie at the diner to debrief the younger
man on his first meeting with Nick. Jonnie expressed his doubts
that Nick is as bad as Ross was making him sound. Ross warned him
not to get sucked in by Nick's charm, and reminded Jonnie to get
as close as possible to the entire family in order to obtain their
As they prepared to sleep in their individual tents,
Olivia and Frank continued to talk. Olivia admitted that she nearly
abandoned him earlier by taking the truck. He acknowledged her admission,
and made one of his own--he gave her the keys on purpose to give
her the opportunity to leave. He added that he was very glad Olivia
decided to stay. And not just because he needed a ride home
Upstate in Shadow Lake, Olivia
woke up crabby after sleeping on the ground in Frank's
extra tent. Frank was busy building his new cabin, and she yelled
at him for waking her up. Frank offered her a chance to help build
the cabin, which Olivia mocked. But when she did give the sledgehammer
a swing, she found to her surprise that it was cathartic. To Frank's
amusement, Olivia began to enjoy herself.
After having been by Greg
caught in the middle of a passionate embrace with Tyler,
was furious and embarrassed in front of her uncle the next morning.
He apologized for overreacting, and promised to treat her with more
as long as she behaved responsibly with Tyler. Daphne
was convinced that after last night, Tyler wouldn't want to see
Tyler told a jealous Jason
how close he was to Daphne, and mentioned that he regretted not
being able to help Daphne the way she wants him to (by running away
together with the baby). Charles
interrupted their conversation and had a serious talk with Tyler.
He told his son about his concerns regarding Daphne's problems overwhelming
Tyler. Tyler remained determined to stay by Daphne's side. Charles
played hardball and warned an incredulous Ty not to see so much
to patch things up between them, and to see how he's doing.
Tristan was on his way to check out some rival restaurants and clubs,
wanting to get some ideas on what he'd like to do while revamping
Boondoggles. Rena was surprised that he was starting so quickly,
but Tristan clearly was a man with a mission. He seemed unusually
confident and determined to ignore the past. Rena wasn't quite certain
what to make of this newly reinvigorated Tristan.
Later, Rena accompanied Greg and Daphne to the infirmary
to visit Nora,
who was set to return to prison today. Rena revealed that Jem
had asked her to do an interview, and Greg was immediately wary.
He warned Rena that Jem would try to dig up something negative,
probably about Greg. Rena wasn't as suspicious, but promised not
to reveal anything about giving untested medicine to Olivia. Unsatisfied,
Greg demanded to attend the interview.
Continuing to work on the house, Olivia was surprised
at how satisfying working with her hands could be. While resting,
she asked Frank about his wife--whether Natalie had ever helped
him build things. Conversation turned to Natalie's death, and Frank
revealed tersely that she was killed due to gang violence. Olivia
changed the subject to herself, joking that perhaps she'd open up
a construction arm of OmniCorp. But joking around, Olivia caused
an accident that left Frank wounded and unconscious. At first she
thought he was joking, but it became obvious that it was actually
something very serious indeed.
Several Fiore family members attended a baseball game.
spoke with Mike,
who was still suspicious about their brother Victor's
To distract himself, Mike asked Tom about his plans now that he's
staying in Schuyler Falls. Tom admitted that he wasn't relishing
the idea of returning to teaching. Mike got him to admit that he
returned to town because of a particular man.
had a celebratory lunch in honor of their new partnership (with
Beth working for C&B Department Store as a designer). Beth was
nervous at being in public, but blithe Chelsea kept her entertained
by talking about her sex life with Greg
Beth was disturbed by Chelsea's frank talk, and claimed that she'd
never had a relationship that was merely about sex--the way Chelsea
is with Jem. Chelsea revealed her ambitions where Greg are concerned,
but also acknowledged that Jem is an incredible lover. But she maintained
that while he's good in bed, he's not good for a long-term relationship
way Greg would be.
Beth and Chelsea's lunch was interrupted by a lovely
socialite whom Chelsea introduced as Danielle
Nichols, an extremely powerful woman who has bought several
of Beth's designs. Beth was impressed by Danny's confidence and
charm, and felt awkward around her. Chelsea later revealed that
Danny's husband, Cameron Nichols, owns many restaurants and nightclubs
in the area. She assured Beth that with someone like Danielle as
a fan, Beth could go very far--and take Chelsea along for the ride!
At the baseball game, Martina
tried to patch things up between Laurie and Mike's family, by getting
the other woman to understand their point of view. She also explained
her own resentment at Laurie's nasty comments implying that the
Fiores were biased against non-Catholics. Laurie refused to back
off from her statement, and added that if Marty was upset about
that, maybe there was some truth in the matter..and maybe her relationship
with Mike isn't as solid as she'd like to think. Marty was able
to stay calm, and threw Laurie's statement back at her. Meanwhile,
Mike was thrown when he saw that Laurie's limo driver was none other
not to see so much of Daphne,
the teen stomped away from his father, upset. Charles admitted to
that against her advice, he'd tried to warn Tyler off Daphne. She
was sympathetic but worried that he'd made a big mistake. Charles
explained that he's only trying to stop Tyler from messing up his
life, the way Charles did with his first wife and child.
Greg and Rena
took Daphne to meet her new baby sister at the prison infirmary.
was scheduled to return to jail today, but she was able to spend
some emotional final moments with her two daughters. Daphne was
shaken at how powerful her feelings for Hope were. Alicia
Vasquez arrived, revealing that until a final decision can be
made about Hope's custody, Hope will be taken into the care of family
services. Horrified, Nora protested and started to threaten Rich
Cahill that she'd reveal their affair, but Cahill was able to
keep her quiet.
Later, back at Greg's hotel suite, Greg let Daphne
take a nap as he insisted on accompanying Rena to her interview
with Jem and Elaine.
Tyler arrived to apologize for being caught making out with Daphne.
Greg accepted the apology and warned him against taking advantage
of Daphne's vulnerable state. He left the boy to wait for Daphne
to awaken. But Tyler slipped into Daphne's room to watch over her
protectively. Daphne woke and instantly drew him into her arms for
Tom spotted Beth, who was extremely shaken at seeing
him. He confronted her with his suspicions that she is sabotaging
a renewal of his friendship with Clark.
Beth denied this and demanded that he leave her alone. She asserted
her beliefs that Tom is no good for Clark. Tom grew more upset,
aware that something strange was going on with her. He suddenly
had a realization: this wasn't about Clark at all. He asked a shocked
Beth if this wasn't really about what happened with her in the past?
tried to help Frank,
but it was obvious his head wound was much more serious than she'd
thought. Unable to stop the bleeding, she ran to his truck to drive
for help. To her horror, she discovered that she'd left the lights
on last night--which meant that the truck's battery was dead. With
increasing panic, Olivia returned to Frank's side, where he woke
into semi-consciousness. She tried to keep him awake, afraid that
he'd fall into a coma otherwise, and spoke to him about his wife,
Natalie. When that didn't work, she started to leave to find help
somehow. But Frank grabbed her hand and begged her not to leave.
In the woods, despite Olivia's
fever increased. Hallucinations led him to believe he was in the
presence of his late wife, Natalie. He wept and desperately begged
Natalie for forgiveness. Olivia tried to calm and comfort him by
pretending to be his wife, and soon the moment turned passionate
as Frank and Olivia kissed.
of still resenting him because of what happened the night of their
high school prom, fifteen years ago. She denied that anything happened,
but if it had, it was Tom's fault. Tom reminded Beth that she seduced
her best friend's prom date, which made her the guilty one. He joked
that he knew it wasn't particularly enjoyable, but surely she can't
hold that against him. Unable to listen any more, Beth panicked
and ran away.
ran into a disturbed Beth and chastised her for behaving strangely
in front of the Fiores. She warned Beth against acting out in front
of customers, and gave the example of Danielle
Nichols, whose husband owns the fashionable nightclub "The Lighthouse"
(and who's bought Beth's designs). Reminding an insecure Beth that
confident, stylish women like Danielle are interested in surrounding
themselves with similar types, Chelsea fantasized that Danielle
would take Beth to the top
and Chelsea with her!
Tom visited Clark's
house, wanting to know if Beth had told Clark anything about their
argument. Clark refused to discuss his sister, and demanded to know
why Tom couldn't accept that their relationship was over. Tom revealed
that he'd returned to Skyfalls because he was still in love with
Clark. While Clark was still in shock from this revelation, Tom
kissed him. Inside the house, Beth saw the kiss and, remembering
her own closeness with Tom, grew physically ill.
In his role as limo driver, Jonnie
picked up Laurie
Nichols and her sister-in-law, Danielle. Danielle took an instant
flirtatious interest in Jonnie, and Jonnie overheard her telling
Laurie that she had plans for the evening that had nothing to do
with her powerful husband, Cameron. Danny also told Laurie that
she didn't approve of Laurie's engagement to Victor
Fiore, but Laurie informed her that not only did family head
Cameron approve of her relationship, he'd orchestrated it.
Chelsea slipped into Chicken Little's Diner to snoop
interview. Aghast to see that both Elaine
had tagged along, Chelsea privately upbraided Jem for messing up
their scheme. Jem ordered Chelsea to distract Greg, claiming that
he'd have Rena eating out of his hand.
Elaine, meanwhile, went off to call Ryan,
still upset over her argument with Doug.
She told Ryan that Doug had relapsed, and guiltily revealed that
she'd quit as Doug's sponsor. Ryan consoled her and offered to offer
Doug a helping hand himself.
On his quest to find a new inspiration for the revamp
of Boondoggles, Tristan
visited the Twilight Towers restaurant out in Cornwall. Ronald
showed up, and things between the former colleagues grew unpleasant.
Tristan remained positive when speaking about his ambitious plans
for his restaurant, and Francis told him to visit the famed nightclub,
Olivia was shaken by Frank's kisses, and also alarmed
by her own eagerness to return his misdirected passion. She grew
more upset when Frank lost consciousness. Despite her promise to
stay by his side, Olivia knew she had to go for help.
In an effort to rekindle Clark's
kissed Clark. Clark last broke away from the kiss, and blurted that
no sane person would fall in love with a hurter like Tom. When Tom
grew upset at these harsh words, Clark softened his tone and apologized,
asking if they could just be friends. Tom agreed
but then took
advantage of a casual hug by forcefully kissing Clark again. Clark
struggled away and blasted Tom for being manipulative, just as Beth
had warned. Before leaving, Tom accused Clark of letting his crazy
sister's neuroses direct his feelings. Clark feared that Beth had
listened to Tom's words, but checked her room and, since she seemed
to be asleep, was relieved that she hadn't heard a thing.
off somewhere for her mysterious night away from her husband, Laurie
invited Jonnie into her empty house for a drink. Jonnie was suspicious
that she had ulterior (sexual) motives for inviting him inside,
but Laurie dismissed his concerns. She joked that the person he
should be watching out for is her sister-in-law. Jonnie asked if
she meant Danielle or Hannah.
Laurie playfully said she'd let him find out for himself.
interview with Rena,
continued to barge in on Jem's questions, taking offense at everything
that might get Rena (and Greg) into trouble. Suddenly, another customer
crashed to the ground and twisted her ankle
right at Greg's
feet. To Greg's surprise (but not Jem's), it turned out to be Chelsea.
Greg volunteered to take Chelsea to the hospital, leaving Jem alone
with his frustrated quarry, Rena. Chelsea was far from frustrated
as Greg carried her away.
visited a desolate Doug.
Doug expressed his hopelessness and self-loathing for the first
time. Ryan warned him that he'll always feel that way until he reaches
out to others. Broken and defeated and unable to deny his situation
any longer, Doug finally asked Ryan for help.
advice) went to Mystic Island, a small island some miles from Schuyler
Falls, to check out the Lighthouse. Very impressed by the hot club,
Tristan was even more impressed by a beautiful, flirty young woman
sitting by the bar. There was instant heat between them, and a spicy
mambo led to passion on the dance floor. The stranger invited Tris
to join her in a room at the Lighthouse Inn. Tristan impulsively
agreed. At last the woman revealed her identity: Danielle Nichols.
Not recognizing the name, a captivated Tristan followed her out
of the nightclub.
went out into the rainy night, trying to find her way in the woods
to the highway to find help for Frank.
Instead, she ended up lost. Finding an old Victorian house, apparently
empty, Olivia slipped inside to see if there was a phone. But as
she warmed herself by a fireplace that was still burning, a hand
clapped down on her shoulder. Exhausted and frightened, Olivia collapsed
into a stranger's arms.
were making out on Daphne's bed when Tyler insisted they stop. Daphne,
still thinking of her plan to seduce Tyler into running away with
her and Hope, claimed that she was ready to make love. Despite her
own fears, she was able to convince him. But afterwards, she was
distraught, surprised at the pain of losing her virginity. She apologized
to Tyler for ruining their special night together. But Tyler took
the blame, saying he hadn't been gentle enough with her. He also
took responsibility for being selfish, not realizing what she'd
been going through during the past months. Finally, just as Daphne
had hoped, Tyler promised to protect her, and to help her keep custody
of her baby sister
even if it means running away.
lost track of time while talking with Jem.
Jem continued to charm her, and found himself warming to her as
well. When he asked about her relationship with Greg,
Rena denied that anything is between them, but he was able to get
her to reveal that she's jealous of Chelsea.
Unusually sympathetic, Jem told Rena that while Chelsea may be dazzling,
Rena is a treasure as well. He even tried to kiss her, but Rena
laughed at him, surprised that he'd try something like that with
her. Jem apologized, and they continued to talk pleasantly.
At the hospital, Chelsea got her ankle bandaged. She
apologized to Greg for ruining his date with Rena. Greg admitted
that he's not sure what his relationship with Rena is. Though he's
never been 'friends' with a woman before, Rena never seems to want
to move past friendship. Chelsea told him that maybe Rena is the
exception at last. Later, Chelsea guessed that Greg only gets involved
with women at the hospital, and came up with the idea of volunteering.
After Greg took her home to her apartment, he kissed her goodnight
but left before things went any further.
and the woman from the Lighthouse headed over to her room at the
Inn, where they fell into bed, making wild, passionate love. Later,
self-consciousness Tristan admitted that he hadn't been with a woman
in years. She assured him that he had no reason to worry, and they
made love again. Tristan--who still didn't recognize the name "Danielle
Nichols" -- was thrilled by her obvious interest in him. But
when he fell asleep at last, she slipped out of the room and took
the ferry away from the island, apparently shaken by what had occurred.
woke up and was alarmed to be in a strange bed, in a candlelit room--with
a handsome older man nearby. Grabbing a fireplace poker to defend
herself, she demanded to know why she was only half-dressed. The
told her that when she'd fainted, his housekeeper had removed her
wet clothes and put her to bed. Eventually Olivia believed him.
She then realized that Frank
had been left alone and forgotten while she was asleep. Sebastian
agreed to help her return to Frank.
Meanwhile, Frank had also awoken, and still delirious,
stumbled through the woods thinking of Olivia, his late wife Natalie,
Jumbling them all together, Frank was determined to find them somehow,
despite the raging fever. When he had a flash of memory--in which
he remembered kissing Olivia, or was it Natalie?--Frank grew confused
and lost balance, tumbling down a ravine. Olivia and Sebastian found
him lying unconscious. Olivia was aghast that Frank had been looking
for help, apparently thinking she'd abandoned him. She wept in anger
over Frank's low opinion of her.
Sebastian offered Olivia comfort in the hospital waiting room.
When Frank woke up from the coma, Olivia visited him; she was surprised
by his immediate apology for his behavior the night before. Though
he had been talking about the trickery regarding the cottage, Olivia
assumed he meant the passionate kisses they'd shared. Hurt, she
assured him that there were no hard feelings before walking out.
Sebastian provided Olivia with a sumptuous picnic breakfast, as
well as her car and Baxter safe and sound. Despite her pleasure
over his kindness, Olivia was still upset about Frank. She expressed
her confusion about her feelings, since she and Frank have nothing
in common and hardly know each other. Sebastian got her to admit
that she cares for the policeman
but is afraid she won't measure
up to the memories of Camilla and Natalie. Encouraged by Sebastian,
Olivia promised to fight for Frank.
Greg got a phone call from Cynthia Stanford, who was looking for
Tyler. Daphne assured both Greg and Cynthia that Tyler wasn't there,
but was sleeping at another friend's house. Later, Greg revealed
that they'd received another call--from Alicia Vasquez, who had
placed Hope with a foster family. He tried to console a shaken Daphne
by giving her the foster parents' address, and telling her that
they can visit Hope once she's settled in the new surroundings.
After he left, Tyler came out of hiding and promised Daphne they'd
somehow steal Hope away together--this afternoon!
Tyler returned home to face his angry parents, who didn't believe
his explanation of his whereabouts. Tyler remained stubborn, especially
when Charles demanded that he keep away from Daphne. He insisted
that his love for Daphne is more important to him than anything.
Charles had to leave for Doug's suspension hearing, but was still
furious with his son. Tyler hotly announced to his mom that he would
be seeing Daphne later this afternoon, like it or not.
Privately, Daphne regretted having gotten Tyler in trouble with
his family, whom he genuinely cares for. Her raw emotions, churning
after having slept with Tyler for the first time, led her to decide
that she can't ruin Tyler's life by asking him to leave town with
her. Taking the address of Hope's new foster family, she left on
Nick was helping Hannah with her rehabilitative exercises when
Jonnie arrived, ready for a day at work. Nick had to take a phone
call, and asked Jonnie to help Hannah finish up her stretching.
Danielle caught them in this awkward moment, and insinuated that
there was something between Jonnie and Hannah. Hannah refused to
reply to her goading. Instead, once Jonnie left, she turned the
tables on Danielle, warning her that playing around on Cameron would
be dangerous to her health. Danielle promised Hannah that the one-night-stands
wouldn't cause her any trouble. Hannah asked if she'd ever fallen
for one of her paramours. Danielle didn't respond directly, but
insisted that there was little chance of Cameron running into her
At the Lighthouse, Tristan ran into the owner of the nightclub,
who recognized him (but Tris couldn't return the compliment). They
spoke about their mutual interests--the other man explained that
his company, Criterion, hasn't been able to make any inroad in Schuyler
Falls due to Boondoggles. At last the man offered him a partnership.
Tris was forced to admit that he couldn't remember the man's name.
The man introduced himself: Cameron Nichols. Tristan was aghast,
realizing that he'd just slept with this powerful businessman's
Back at Nick's, Danielle noted how anxious her sister-in-law was
about a new arrival. The doorbell rang, and Hannah went to open
it, expecting Alicia Vasquez. To her surprise, instead of the social
worker, her visitor was a teenager unknown to her: Daphne, secretly
there to see Hope's new foster family--the Nicholses!
After his meeting with Cameron
left the Lighthouse, distressed at meeting someone who might be
the husband of the woman he just slept with. Convincing himself
that perhaps Danielle's
last name is a coincidence, Tristan visited the library to do some
research. Unfortunately, Cameron's entry in "Who's Who" only
confirmed Tristan's suspicions.
Cam, meanwhile, told the Lighthouse manager about the
meeting with Tristan. The manager was skeptical about Tristan's
value as a partner, but Cam felt he could use Tristan's background
to his advantage. Cam then asked the manager some pointed questions
about Danielle's whereabouts the previous night.
The hospital board convened for the meeting to determine
professional fate. Ryan
attended as well, as support for Doug. During a break in the meeting,
and Doug argued when Doug accused his brother-in-law of sucking
up to Ronald.
Bert and Ronald privately discussed their decisions to vote against
was interviewed by the most powerful partners of the prestigious
law firm, Blake, Geary, Wallace and Ashton. Things were going well
until Marty clashed with one of the partners regarding the lack
of women at the firm. She refused to back down, irritating the partner
in question--but also managing to impress the senior partner.
Ryan took Doug aside and tried to calm him down, but
Doug's stress only increased. Certain that his fate was sealed,
Doug wondered what kind of job he could possibly get. When Ryan
offered him comfort, Doug lashed out at him. Charles
overheard their discussion and asked to have a one-on-one meeting
with the former hospital chief. Alone with Doug, Charles shocked
him by asking that he step aside on his own.
had ended up at Hannah's
house in her search for Hope--didn't
reveal her true identity to Hannah and Danielle, and panicked at
the reality of the situation. Starting to leave, she nearly fainted,
and Hannah had her brought her back into the house (despite Danielle's
Vasquez arrived with Hope. Hannah left to have a private conversation
with Alicia, and Daphne snuck into the nursery to see her baby sister.
When Hannah returned, she was horrified to find that Hope had disappeared.
and gave her the details about his evening with Rena.
Chelsea was annoyed that Jem seemed to find Rena so attractive.
Jem, similarly, was jealous over Chelsea's success with Greg.
ran into Lynn,
who again asked him to audition for the community theater's latest
production. Clark laughed her off until Lynn mentioned that Ross
had agreed to audition too. Goaded by her words, Clark agreed to
think about it.
Home for lunch with Beth,
Clark discovered that Beth had heard the argument with Tom
last night. Beth begged Clark to stay away from Tom. She also encouraged
him to audition for the play. Clark asked his sister about work,
and she went on in great detail about how much she admired Danielle,
a client whom she met the other day. The comparison of her own personality
with Danielle's casual confidence seemed to disturb her.
nearly spilled the beans to Frank
about her true feelings, but Sebastian
privately warned Olivia against being so upfront. She remembered
that other efforts at being straightforward (with Tristan
hadn't had happy endings, and agreed to keep quiet.
At the hospital, Doug
couldn't believe that Charles
was asking him to step down, and refused to make it easy to get
rid of him. But when Charles outlined, in blunt detail, exactly
how Doug and Nora's
deeds had affected the hospital--and the Whites' reputation--Doug
realized he had no choice. To salvage what remained of his dignity,
the troubled doctor resigned. Ryan
later assured him he'd done the right thing, and invited Doug to
attend a meeting at Narcotics Anonymous tonight.
Greg arrived late to the trustee meeting, which had
already broken up after Doug's resignation. He was astounded that
Doug had left on his own, and accused Charles of pushing his brother
out. Charles warned him that he'd better worry about his own position.
Later, Chelsea turned up and invited Greg to lunch.
A distraught Hannah
that the mysterious teen disappeared with their new foster baby.
Nick ordered his men to search for the girl, but wouldn't let Hannah
call the police. Jonnie
consoled Hannah, who was furious at herself and at Nick.
interrupted Danielle as she was about to take a bath. She deflected
his romantic overtures
and his questions about her whereabouts
the night before. Cam also visited his son, Ian,
who was home from work due to illness. They bonded and talked about
Criterion's latest activities. Later, Danielle and Cam argued over
his continued questioning of her. Ian, bored by his father and stepmother's
arguing, stared out at the gardens.
ready to run away with Daphne,
waited for her at the Cliffside Hotel. But Daphne was fleeing Nick's
men, desperate to find a hiding place. She ended up on a different
property in a huge garden, and broke into a small gardener's cottage,
where she called Ty at last. He was upset that she'd left without
him. Just as Daphne apologized, Ian entered the cottage--with a
at gunpoint, demanding to know why she and the
baby were trespassing on his family property. Daphne claimed
to be Hope's mother, on the run from the child's violent father.
Skeptical, Ian threatened to call the cops, but was soon sympathetic
to Daphne's vulnerability. He invited her to come in out of the
cold, and she accepted--not realizing that he's a member of the
family searching for her!
At the hospital, Greg
prepared to join Chelsea
for lunch when he saw Rena.
The usually reserved nurse blasted him for deserting her last night.
Greg realized that her behavior wasn't typical of someone interested
in just friendship. Rena tried to deny her jealousy, but finally
admitted her feelings. Triumphant Greg asked Rena out on a date,
and--throwing caution to the wind--she accepted.
Chelsea--still pretending to have twisted her ankle--waited
for Greg at a table. Charles
appeared and demanded to know why she was having lunch with a man
he despised. Chelsea pointed out that it's none of his business.
Charles appealed to her vanity, chastising her for throwing herself
at a playboy like Greg.
To change the subject, Chelsea revealed her volunteering
plans. Her father was proud--until he learned that she'll be working
in the psychiatric ward. Upset, he cautioned her that being around
mental patients would only remind her of her painful childhood with
her mother. Later, Greg and Chelsea commiserated over difficult
about her meeting at the prestigious lawfirm Blake, Geary et al.,
and admitted that she was tempted by the offer. But Mike caught
her inner doubts about giving up a part of her past--the part that
wanted to stay at her father's law office, independent. He warned
her to think carefully before accepting.
On his way to pick Frank
up at the hospital upstate, Mike asked Marty to come along--but
she had to decline, having been invited to dinner by the senior
partners of the firm. He was disappointed but understood. After
he left, Marty walked home alone--running into Alex.
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