Summary of Season 04: Part I of II
(Episodes 4.01 - 4.19)
Episode #4.01: "Coda," pt. 1:
The opera gala continued. Tristan, still reeling from the realization that
he's been lied to about his lover's identity, tried to get an explanation out
of her. Beth--or rather, her alter Amanda--recalled the events from her point of view, but was too stricken
by Tristan's violent response to deal with his wrath. Protective alter Molly forcefully
took over, and proceeded to destroy the already crumbling facade of their relationship.
Blasting Tristan for being morally bankrupt and selfish enough to sleep with a
married woman -- even though he hadn't, of course -- she told him that he meant
nothing to her and never could. Amanda was helpless to prevent Tristan's hurt.
Doug awoke in the wreckage of the crashed elevator, barely able to see or breathe
for the smoke surrounding him. He found Elaine barely conscious and unable to
move. Despite his own severe pain, and the possibility that he was much worse
off than he thought, Doug helped Elaine's injury and kept her hopeful that the
fire trucks were on their way. She reminded him that no one knew they were trapped
in the deserted building. Then she remembered her cell phone, which enabled Doug
to call 911.
Chelsea prepared to leave the gala for the evening, but Jason was reluctant
to go without having approached any girl -- which was the reason he was there,
after all. Chelsea supported him, as long as his goal wasn't to flirt with Daphne.
Jason seemed to have his eye on Becca, however. Later, though, he spotted Mike's
young sister Julie, with whom he has a Latin class. He shyly approached her table
and struck up a conversation, which -- despite her older brothers' butting in
-- went very nicely. Julie was impressed with Jason's sweetness and seriously
Meanwhile, Chelsea went up to Greg and Rena, who were having fun as Greg pretended
to get jealous over Rena's friendly banter with Mike. Just when things were getting
good, Chelsea interrupted and made a few pointers about Rena's first time at the
opera being "virgin" territory -- an obvious reference to her having
learned secret info about Rena's lack of sexual experience. Chelsea would have
been happy to continue embarrassing Rena if it hadn't been for Mike, who knew
what his ex-girlfriend was up to. He took her away for a private heart-to-bitch
chat--with Martina's silent approval.
Tristan tried to break through to the woman he thought he loved, but Molly
relentlessly tore away at his illusions. Meanwhile, within Beth's mind, Molly
warned Amanda and Amanda -- who had started the whole affair with Tristan --
that they would be shoved into "oblivion," in other words, become inactive.
Samantha refused to take this lying down. As a result of the arguing alters, Beth was able to re-emerge, just as Tristan took her into his arms, trying to kiss
her back into his life. Numb with fright, she suffered his embrace.
When he saw how lifeless and remote she was, Tristan finally admitted she obviously
had no feelings for him, and never had. He bitterly told her 'goodbye.' When he
left, Beth collapsed in fear, knowing only that some stranger had tried to force
himself on her.
Chelsea drove off in an angry cloud, furious that apparently Mike told her
to stay away from Rena and Greg, and stop trying to steal what isn't hers. Chelsea
intended to drop some film off at the newspaper before calling it a night, but
was astonished out of her anger at discovering a building up in flames. After
taking a few quick photographs for posterity, she realized that it's not just
any building, but the Schuyler Falls Record itself!
Her first thought was to go see Jem, but that disappeared once she learned
from Officer Bill
Howard that two victims were being pulled out of the elevator wreckage
-- including Doug White. At once she sped off back to the gala, hoping to comfort
Greg once he learned about his brother's tragic fate.
Episode 4.02, "Coda" Part II
Tristan returned to Cameron's table after one last try at finding Beth in the courtyard; all he'd discovered was a jewelled comb that she'd left behind before she ran away.
He returned to Cameron's table, apologizing awkwardly to Danielle for his behavior
(on many levels). He then asked Danielle about her mysterious guest, and learned
that her name was Elizabeth Durand. He was galled to hear Cam and Danny describe
Beth as "shy," a description that infuriated him when he considered
the woman's apparent wanton selfishness.
Rena and Martina both noticed Tristan's demeanor on his return from outside.
Rena's instinct was to see if he was all right, but Greg prevented her from going.
He told her that he understood her friendship with Tristan, but he wanted
to be the only man in her heart now.
Martina was called by a client, a distraction that annoyed Mike -- even though
he knew he was being unfair. When she left to return the call, Mike chatted with
his father Carlo about how his and Marty's careers are getting in the way of their
romance. Carlo recommended trying to go on a romantic weekend.
Meanwhile, Martina went to a private lounge to return her call, which turned
out to be from Sylvie
Kessleman, who fearfully told Marty that her daughter Rachel
had received an apparently threatening phone call from the people who killed Sylvie's husband Ossie.
Martina promised to visit Sylvie the next day, adding that it's time Sylvie told
the truth about Ossie's murder.
As Marty hung up, an amorous couple entered the lounge, necessitating Martina's
discretion in hiding from them to avoid embarrassment. But when she glanced into
a mirror, she was shocked to see the identities of the couple: Danielle Nichols
and Alex Eckhert!
Alex was ready to have sex with Danielle right in the lounge, but Danny stopped
him (with some difficulty), revealing that she'd wanted to meet him to talk,
not have sex. She put the fear of God into him by telling Alex that Cameron seemed
aware of their affair. Actually, he didn't know about Alex, but did seem to know something was going on, and had threatened her lover's life. Alex didn't
like her apparent pleasure at this information, and forcefully started initiating
sex again, but Danny spotted someone sneaking out of the lounge and froze. Alex
looked outside and recognized that it was Martina -- the worst possible person.
Martina returned to Mike, overwhelmed by her discovery about Alex and mob boss
Cameron's wife. Still, she was interested in Mike's idea about a romantic getaway,
although she reminded him that he'd already had the idea -- the "kidnapping"
coupon he'd given her. Alex overheard this discussion, and approached the table
trying to get Martina to talk to him. Martina, privately realizing that she had
some leverage over Alex, told him basically to get lost. Alex was furious that
he'd lost his control over his ex-fiancee.
Chelsea interrupted a romantic dance between Greg and Rena, informing them
that Doug had been badly injured in the elevator accident at the Record.
Greg was flabbergasted, and Chelsea offered to drive him to the hospital. He thanked
her, touched, and went to tell Daphne the bad news.
Daphne was thinking how much she was enjoying her evening with Ian when Greg appeared
-- nearly getting assaulted by Cam's bodyguards, who didn't like his way of rushing
up to the table. Daphne numbly left with her uncle. Danielle goaded Ian, claiming she thought it strange
that Ian didn't offer to join his "girlfriend" at the hospital. Ian
had no choice but to pursue Daphne.
Cam received a phone call informing him of the fire at the newspaper building.
He mentioned this news to Nick, who assumed that Dean was responsible on orders
from Cameron. But to Nick's surprise, Cameron denied this -- in fact, he said
that he was definitely not pleased with this turn of events.
Episode 4.03, "Bad Tidings"
Greg, Rena, Chelsea, Ian and Daphne arrived at the hospital, trying to learn Doug's
fate. As Greg discovered and haltingly told Daphne, Doug was in
surgery, suffering from a ruptured spleen that was in the process
of being removed, lacerated lungs and broken ribs. Due to the lack
of oxygen during his time trapped in the elevator, Doug risked coma,
brain damage ... or death.
After walking the long way home from the Arts Center in the snow, Beth -- frozen
and weary -- looked forward to forgetting what she remembers as
a stranger's assault (but was actually Tristan's
passionate embrace of Amanda).
But she was met by Clark,
who was rushing out, having heard about Elaine's
accident at the Record. He swept a dazed Beth along with
him to the hospital.
Later, leaving Rena to support Daphne, Greg bitterly revealed to
Chelsea that Doug had apparently shown more strength than Greg had
ever thought possible: despite being in horrific pain from his injuries,
Doug had pleaded with his doctors not to give him pain medication,
afraid to return to using drugs.
Greg then admitted to Chelsea that despite Doug's obvious fear
of returning to addiction, Greg had overridden Doug's decision,
telling his medical colleagues to give Doug whatever medication
he needs to survive the surgery. A supportive Chelsea tried to console
him, but Greg still wondered if he'd made the right choice.
Alone at home, Jem drank heavily as he listened to reports of the newspaper fire. He
toasted the remains of his building, but his dark ramblings were
interrupted by a special report announcing that there were two victims
in the fire -- including Elaine. Horrified, Jem couldn't fathom
why Elaine was still at the newspaper when he'd been certain everyone had already left. Was Jem revealing his role in the Record's
Episode 4.04, "Bad Tidings"
Clark and Beth arrived up in surgery to wait for news on Elaine,
who has a fractured neck. Rena comforted Clark, who was restless and decided to give blood. Beth
went with him, and it turned out Beth was a match for Elaine, not
Clark. Clark grew alarmed when he saw a bruise on her arm (from
when Tristan had grabbed Beth), but Beth claimed she'd given the bruise to herself.
Upset by his questions, Beth ordered him out. Clark left, losing
patience with his sister's apparent selfishness.
Rena, Greg and Chelsea waited out Doug's
surgery. Greg worried that even if his brother survives, he might
be in a coma, or be unable to talk or move. Chelsea agreed with
Greg that this would be a terrible, pointless existence. Rena chastized
her for being so negative and uninformed, which infuriated Chelsea
-- who had been thinking of her own
catatonic mother. She stomped away, upset.
Daphne wondered why Ian was staying to help her, suspecting his motives. When Ian asked
what possible reason he'd have for doing all this, she blurted that Tyler suspected Ian was trying to seduce her. Ian mocked this suggestion,
claiming he was too old for her. Daphne realized that his teasing
was Ian's way of distracting her from thinking about her father.
Ian turned sympathetic and she eventually broke down in his arms.
Greg shared his conflicted decision with Rena, explainig that he'd
taken away Doug's choice to avoid painkillers. Worried that judgmental
Rena would blame him, Greg was relieved when Rena sympathized and
reminded him that she'd also broken the rules to save a patient's
life. She gently chided him for not wanting to be honest with her,
and elicited a promise that they'd always tell each other the truth.
Though she knew this included telling him about her virginity, Rena
looked forward to their new honesty.
Cameron contemplated Tristan's
worth as a business partner, and wondered why Tristan was so distracted
during dinner. Privately he asked for Danielle's opinion on Tristan, and she agreed with him that
Tris seemed "off." Cameron wondered sarcastically if this
was due to the insanity that supposedly runs in the Campbell family
... but then decided that this wouldn't affect his plans regarding
Tristan, increasingly angry when thinking of Beth's
betrayal, bumped into another rat -- Bert
Brooke . Bert goaded him, and revealed that he was now back
at OmniCorp. Astonished that Bert was now working with Olivia and Ronald,
Tristan left, even angrier than before.
Rena went to talk to Chelsea, who wouldn't explain the reason for
her anger but accepted Rena's apology. Rena then surpised her by
bringing up Jem,
wondering if anyone has thought to see how he's doing. Guilty about
forgetting all about her on-and-off lover, Chelsea tried to assuage
her guilt by claiming that Jem probably doesn't have any real feelings
about the newspaper, exceept a general feeling of loss about the
Rena defended Jem, and Chelsea realized that she could use Rena's
sympathy to get rid of her. She wondered if maybe Rena is the only
person whom Jem can open up to -- maybe Rena's the only friend Jem
has, and right now he's all alone at home, suffering ... After playing
Rena expertly, Chelsea was rewarded when Rena agreed to go check
Episode 4.05, "Bad Tidings"
Clark waited for Elaine to get out of surgery, now having to worry about Beth yet again now that his sister fainted after giving blood. He spoke
with Greg and Chelsea,
the latter surprising him with the news that Rena had gone to check on Jem.
When Chelsea mentioned Jem's unwillingness to do necessary repairs
on the elevators, Greg and Clark shared their anger over the possibility
that Jem's neglectful attitude towards his old building may have
caused the fire and elevator collapse.
As the opera gala ended, Laurie and Victor went to greet Carlo and the rest of the Fiores. Laurie took Adele along so that the Nichols matriarch could be introduced to Martina,
getting a good look at the Fiore necklace. When Mike noticed that Victor had given Laurie their mother's pin -- by stealing
it from Carlo's safety deposit box -- an argument ensued. Later,
Mike privately commented to Martina that the whole event seemed
staged -- but by whom, and why?
Rena visited Jem, and was upset to find her patient in the middle
of downing a bottle of whisky -- despite already being on painkillers.
She took away the bottle and tried to comfort him, but Jem's secret,
desperate guilt about the fire made him difficult to control. He
refused to take any comfort from her, and when she finally took
his liquor bottle away, he grabbed Rena and slammed her against
a wall -- and seemed ready for more violence.
Tristan was surprised to see Jonnie is now working for Nick and Hannah as a driver. Remembering everything Jonnie had done to him -- on
top of everything else that happened tonight, starting with Beth's
duplicity -- sent Tris into a black anger. He finally had an epiphany,
realizing that he won't get closure until he sees some justice.
Tristan decided it's finally time for some payback.
After a frightening moment, a remorseful Jem backed away from Rena
and apologized, practically collapsing into her arms. Rena, though
shaken, stayed strong and tried to convince him that no one could
blame him for the fire. Jem blurted out that he never meant to hurt
anyone, and that he hadn't known anyone was still at the building.
Afraid of her rising suspicions, Rena asked him to explain his words,
but he knew he'd said too much already. Despite her fear, Rena stayed
with Jem until he fell asleep.
Episode 4.06, "Fork in the Road"
Jonnie had an early morning visit from Dean -- just as he also received a phone call from Ross,
who wanted to talk to him about the undercover assignment. After
hanging up with Ross, Jonnie was surprised to hear that Dean suspects Jem
Van Doren of setting the newspaper fire. Dean ordered Jonnie
to find out the truth -- by any means necessary.
Later, Jonnie called back Ross, who arranged for a meeting later
that day. Ross said enigmatically that the DA's office wants to
"speed things up" in the investigation.
Maxine visited Charles's
office at the hospital. She showed Charles a photograph she took
of Greg and Chelsea,
and asked him to come clean about the real reason he hired
Maxine to dig up dirt on Greg. She wondered if his true motive wasn't
to get Greg kicked out of the hospital, but in fact to keep Greg's
womanizing hands off Chelsea. Charles admitted that he wants Maxine
to accomplish both tasks, and Maxine cheerfully agreed.
exhausted from spending the night worrying about Greg, Clark and Jem, took a break from work to speak to Greg. He revealed that Doug has left the recovery room after surgery, and they're just hoping
for him to wake up. Kissing Rena passionately, he thanked her for
supporting him and Daphne.
Things turned awkward when Greg expressed his and Clark's suspicions
that Jem's negligence was responsible for the accident. Rena hid
her own knowledge of Jem's true guilt, hoping against hope that
she misunderstood her patient's blurted confession.
At Greg's side, Daphne finally went in to Doug's room to see him
for the first time since his accident. Horrified at the obvious
gravity of her father's injuries, Daphne ran away -- straight into Tyler,
who had come to be with her. She begged him to take her away.
Episode 4.07, "Fork in the Road"
Jem received a phone call from a man named Luther Buck, who was revealed
as the man Jem had hired to burn down the newspaper building. The
arsonist was angered that Jem hadn't arranged for the building to
be empty, and demanded more money now that he was risking a prison
sentence for attempted murder.
Catching some much-needed sleep while in Tyler's
arms, Daphne dreamed that her whole family was being killed off. When she awoke,
Tyler comforted her, but Daphne needed to get some fresh air. Chelsea found her, and told Daphne that Greg was looking everywhere for her. Chelsea insisted that Daphne return
upstairs, but Daphne fled. Tyler blasted Chelsea for butting in
and using Daphne in her plot to make Greg fall in love with her.
Hurt, Chelsea went off to find Daphne anyway.
Clark visited Elaine,
who was touched to learn that Beth had given blood. Elaine asked many questions about Doug's
status, and Clark avoided telling her the whole truth. She revealed
how much Doug had helped her when they were trapped together, and
asked Clark to share this information with Doug's family. Clark
was surprised and concerned at the depth of her feelings for Doug.
Jonnie grilled Jem to learn if Jem was responsible for torching the newspaper building.
Jem insisted he hadn't, but added that all that matters is that
he can now pay back the money he owes, thanks to the insurance.
Their conversation was interrupted when Rena arrived to check up on Jem ... and to confirm her suspicions about
his starting the fire. Jem tried to keep her out of the house, but
Jonnie overheard her questions, hiding behind the door. When Rena
pushed her way inside, she was shocked to discover that Jem had
Chelsea caught up with Daphne and, empathizing with Daphne's torn
feelings about her father, told her the harsh truth -- that the
two young women are more alike than Daphne might like to believe.
Chelsea advised Daphne not to let her screwed-up parents rule her
life any longer. Greg overheard Chelsea's tough but much-needed
advice, and when Daphne finally agreed to visit Doug again, Greg
kissed Chelsea tenderly to thank her.
Episode 4.08, "Desperate Times"
Jem tried to keep Rena from revealing her suspicions about the fire to Jonnie,
but Jonnie quickly honed in on the nurse, guessing that she might
know whether Jem was involved in the fire. Rena felt threatened
by Jonnie's intense scrutiny, and when Jonnie finally left, she
insisted that Jem come clean.
Mike and Frank exchanged information about their respective caseloads, with Frank
sharing the news that the fire investigators haven't discovered
any evidence of arson -- and Mike revealing that the Kessleman case has stalled without any help from the surviving
victim . Frank clearly knew more about Ossie Kessleman than
he was willing to admit, which frustrated Mike. But Frank knew he
had to keep silent about the secret undercover operation into the
Meanwhile, Mike also told Frank that the crime scene investigators
found traces of David
Reilly's blood in his sink -- along with Clark
Durand's fingerprints. Mike explained that he still hasn't been
able to track down the elusive Noah
Alex spent a racy lunchtime by making furious love to Danielle,
who shocked him by claiming that that Alex's brutish lust was clearly
directed at Martina.
Alex explained that Marty's discovery of his and Danielle's affair
could be dangerous, since Martina resents him for breaking off their
engagement. (A twisted version of the truth.)
Danielle calmly told Alex that if he couldn't keep Martina quiet,
she'd do it herself ... permanently. Taken aback by the idea of
Danielle's ordering Martina's death, Alex promised that he'd be
able to control the situation on his own.
Jonnie met with Ross,
avoiding mention of his earlier appointment with Jem. He wanted
to know why the DA's office wasn't acting on the murder of Ossie
Kessleman. Ross informed Jonnie that they have bigger fish to fry
-- and asked how it was possible that Nick knew about Kessleman's role with the DA's office, but not Jonnie's.
Jonnie claimed that he'd told Nick that Kessleman approached him
with the idea of going undercover, and that Jonnie had refused.
But Jonnie avoided revealing his responsibility for Ossie's death
by lying, telling Ross that all this happened after Ossie
had been killed.
Jonnie did explain that it's going to take some time for Nick to
trust him again. Ross informed Jonnie that on the contrary, they
don't have that much time anymore. Ross then introduced him
to their new plan -- "Operation Mousetrap."
Daphne took Chelsea's advice and told her true feelings to Doug -- but they weren't very loving. She angrily told her father that
she hated him for resenting her all these years, and for making
Daphne feel unwanted. She tearfully remembered the few happy times
they shared, and blasted him for changing and giving up on her.
Her emotional outburst was interrupted by the harsh sound of an
alarm -- Doug's monitor was blaring out a warning.
Episode 4.09, "Desperate Times"
Rena kept pressing Jem to tell her what Jonnie was after, and as a last-ditch effort to convince herself
that her first instinct was wrong, she accused Jonnie of starting
the newspaper fire. Jem was inclined to let her believe this --
until she planned on telling the police herself. He revealed that
she'd be putting them both in further danger if she did so, because
there are worse thugs out there than Jonnie.
Now that Rena realized she'd been put in danger by Jem's situation,
she demanded that he tell her the truth about what was going on.
Jem refused to say anything until she promised as a friend not to
reveal the truth to the police ... or even to Clark or Greg.
Finally, he answered her question about who started the building
fire by confirming her worst suspicions: he did.
Charles headed down from his office to visit Doug,
despite their tension-filled past. But he was distracted by the
realization that his son Tyler was still waiting around for Daphne -- despite the fact that today was Tyler's practice SAT test. Angered
that Tyler was hurting his chances to get into a good school, Charles
tried to reason with the teenager, but Tyler's loyalties remained
strongly in Daphne's favor.
Charles then appealed to him by revealing the parallel story of
his painful marriage to Chelsea's mother, Roberta, whose own emotional
problems had kept Charles back, and had caused him nothing but misery
and despair. Charles didn't realize that a hurt Chelsea was listening
Meanwhile, Daphne was panic-stricken as Doug's monitor alarm blared,
causing a nurse and Greg to rush in. Fortunately it was a false
alarm, and in fact Greg told Daphne that -- since the monitor is
an EEG, tracking brain activity -- this was sort of good news. Greg
added that maybe Doug could hear what they were saying after all.
Daphne, aghast at realizing that her father might have heard her
declaration that she hates him, sobbed an apology and fled.
Greg remained behind, and quietly shared his feelings of helplessness
with his unconscious brother. As he admitted how proud he was of
Doug's struggle against drugs and assured Doug that he believed
in him, Greg broke down. In the silent room, Doug's hand clasped
Episode 4.10, "Desperate Measures"
Charles tried to calm Chelsea's
anger after she heard him describe his marriage to her mother Roberta as
a failure. She blamed him for deserting her mother after everything
she'd gone through, and Charles privately resented the implication
that he hadn't suffered as well. Chelsea also called her father
a hypocrite, claiming that the only reason Charles is against Tyler's
relationship with Daphne is Charles's vendetta against the White family. When Tyler dismissed
her words, Chelsea spitefully revealed that Daphne spent the opera
gala with Ian.
Rena asked Jem why he would want to destroy his own newspaper, and Jem explained
his gambling mistakes -- including his investment in the Record.
He shocked her by revealing that Jonnie was responsible for his attack months ago, it wasn't
a mugging after all. He apologized for getting her involved in all
this, but insisted he didn't tell anyone about the check she'd given
him. Rena tried to wrap her mind around all this criminal activity
and demanded that he tell her the truth from now on. Their conversation
was interrupted by Chelsea's arrival. As Rena left, Jem again apologized
to her -- and warned her to be careful.
Greg was thrilled that Doug was awake, but worried that his brother might have brain damage
due to the oxygen deprivation. Doug couldn't speak due to his breathing
tube, but eventually they were able to communicate, alleviating
Greg's fears somewhat. Greg admitted that he'd allowed the doctors
to give Doug painkillers, which clearly angered his brother. When
Greg gave Doug some writing materials, Doug asked about Elaine and
surprised Greg by demanding he contact his sponsor, John. And his
last thought before falling asleep again was of Daphne.
Daphne hid in the bathroom after crying for some time, wondering
why she couldn't be a better daughter. Thinking about the people
she knows, she realized that the only person who would give her
unequivocal support is Tyler. Relieved, she went to see him.
After visiting her sleeping mother, Beth finally left the hospital but ran into Danielle,
who chastized her for running out from the hospital gala. Beth apologized
and couldn't think of an excuse for her behavior. Suddenly her young
alter Bitsy appeared, and defensively came up with an explanation
that satisfied Danielle. But Danny wondered if Beth's lack of social
skills might make her a liability, rather than an appropriate possibility
for a business venture she has in mind for the young designer.
Tristan met with Cameron at Criterion Holdings, and was surprised by Cam's proposal to turn
the former Boondoggles into an internet cafe aimed at affluent teenagers.
He was concerned when Cam also wanted to focus on young adults for
the nightclub portion of the venture. Tris agreed to think about
the idea, and then changed the subject with a little surprising
proposal of his own: he wondered if Cameron had ever considered
trying to grab OmniCorp.
At the hospital to visit her client Sylvie
Kessleman, Martina ran into Clark,
who started asking her advice about his current problems with the
police and David's
death. Clark finally asked her if she would take him on as a client,
and even though it puts her in an awkward position (since Mike is investigating Clark), she agreed.
As she and Clark separated in the parking garage of the hospital,
Martina was accosted by a violent stranger, who held her at gunpoint.
Clark returned to ask another question and was struck viciously
on the head by the attacker. The thug ordered Marty into the car,
but she refused to be taken anywhere, sensing that his intent was
rape and abduction. She managed to fling her car keys away, angering
the stranger further. Shoving her over to a darker part of the garage,
he lifted the gun to her head and ordered her to take off her coat.
Episode 4.11, "Hostile Intent, Part I"
While Clark lay unconscious, Martina was trapped in the hospital parking garage while the mugger stole her wallet, her father’s ring and the Fiore heirloom necklace Mike had given her. He began to make threatening sexual advances when suddenly a stranger appeared, grabbing the mugger away from Marty. A vicious fight ensued, with the mugger badly beaten by this seemingly professional fighter. The helpful stranger managed to retrieve Martina’s things once the attacker was subdued. A shocked but grateful Martina immediately rushed to Clark, who groggily awoke as the police finally arrived.
At the hospital, Daphne found Tyler waiting for her, and she admitted her guilt in fleeing her father Doug’s side. She noticed Tyler acting strangely—not realizing that thanks to his argument with his father and Chelsea, he now knows about Daphne’s date with Ian. Just as Tyler was about to ask her about it, Greg hurried to find her and revealed that Doug had woken up at last, and was asking for Daphne. Daphne was thrilled that her father was doing well and prepared to visit him again.
After his argument with Tyler, Charles missed a meeting with Danielle Nichols regarding a donation from the Criterion Foundation. Instead he spoke alone to his friend and fellow hospital trustee Frances Granger. Charles reluctantly admitted his parental problems and expressed his dismay that Chelsea accused him of not understanding her mother Roberta’s suffering. Frances gently said that Chelsea couldn’t know what Charles felt, considering he keeps things so hidden. Their talk revealed that the true tragedy at the heart of Charles's first marriage--and what had spurred on Roberta's breakdown--was the loss of a baby son. While Charles had tried to help Roberta move beyond the grief, she'd taken it to mean he didn’t care; now, clearly, Chelsea believes the same thing. Frances told him that if he never revealed his feelings to his daughter, she’d always take her mother’s side. Charles didn't seem likely to take her advice.
Frank began work at the police station on investigating the fire/explosion at the Record, and was surprised by a visit from Ross’s sister Maxine, a private detective who’s been hired by Glenford Insurance to determine the nature of the newspaper fire—because Jem had the building insured for a half million dollars. Maxine tried to dig into Jem’s past and Frank could tell she was trying to push the investigation into determining that the fire was arson. So far, Frank told her cautiously, there’s no evidence either way. Meanwhile, Mike received a call with alarming news that Martina had been attacked.
Visiting Jem, Chelsea was less than sympathetic to his complaint that she’d spent the whole night with Greg rather than him—not to mention sending Rena in her place. Chelsea snapped that Greg’s brother Doug nearly died in the fire, and besides, Jem didn’t seem the type to be all that upset. When she joked that icy Rena couldn’t give Greg the comfort Chelsea could, Jem suddenly defended Rena and seemed to show far more concern for the nurse’s welfare than Chelsea expected—or liked.
Episode 4.12, "Hostile Intent,
attack, which seemed about to turn from robbery into a sexual assault,
was thankfully interrupted by the arrival of a stranger who was
highly skilled in the art of fighting. He disarmed the thief and
demanded the return of Martina's belongings. Martina raced to help Clark,
who was just returning to consciousness as the police arrived.
Maxine grilled Frank for information about Jem and the fire at the Record, hoping to prove that the fire
was no accident in order for her client (the Record's insurance
carrier) to avoid payment. Her annoyance at Frank's lack of openness
turned into some insults at the expense of the police's response
to the fire, making Frnak defensive. In turn, he coldly asked her
if she blamed herself for gathering evidence that helped Nora
White find and kill her victims. Their argument was interrupted
when Mike hurried past, furious and afraid after learning of Martina's assault
at the hospital.
Beth -- or rather, her eight-year-old alter Bitsy -- walked home, angry
and bitter as she usually is. After briefly harassing a dog by throwing
snowballs at it, Bitsy looked forward to arriving home and spending
the time playing on her own, but was furious to discover someone
waiting for her on the front porch: Tristan.
Mike arrived at the hospital and learned the basics of what happened
from fellow policeman Bill
Howard. Bill revealed that the robber was probably a professional,
since he called his lawyer right away. Both wondered about the identity
of the stranger who rescued Clark and Martina from the gunman (and
who was now getting some minor cuts stiched up), but Mike was more
concerned with consoling a shaken but still in control Martina.
Clark, who was still dizzy and bleary-eyed from the head wound,
arrived to see how Martina was doing. And everyone was surprised
when the stranger appeared -- Clark instantly recognized his and
Marty's saviour as the mysterious and elusive Noah
Morgan. When Martina wondered if he'd been successful in getting
some of her jewelry back, Noah surprised her by returning everything,
from Martina's rings to the Fiore family necklace.
At the Nichols mansion, Adele read over a coded phone message from a "Mr. Bishop," who
informed her that a certain package she was expecting was not arriving
after all -- a reference to the failed robbery attempt, which Adele
had arranged by proxy. Furious, Adele ripped up the message and
privately lamented the fact that brute force wasn't any more successful
in getting the Fiore necklace than Laurie's machinations had been.
Episode 4.13, "Visiting Hours"
Clark was suspicious about Noah's
motives for rescuing him and Martina from the attack in the garage.
After Mike questioned Noah -- more for his role as David Reilly's elusive lover
than as Martina's
rescuer -- Noah offered Clark a ride home. Curious, Clark agreed.
Beth's alter "Bitsy" demanded that Tristan leave, but he insisted on talking to her. Originally planning on
blasting her for her deception, Tristan tried instead to break through
and reconnect with the woman he'd fallen in love with. But Bitsy
goaded him into an angry confrontation, then sadistically gave up
control to Beth, leaving her to deal with the now enraged Tristan.
But their argument was interrupted when Clark and Noah arrived home.
At the hospital, Daphne visited with Doug,
and the pair connected for the first time in years when Daphne apologized
for being selfish -- and Doug (communicating via pen and paper)
joked that obviously she takes after him.
at Clark's request, visited with his mother.
Elaine was still distressed over having seen her ex-husband Jack,
although she wasn't certain whether he was real or a hallucination.
She made Rena promise not to tell Clark about her suspicions, and
asked for security to make sure no one is let into her room without
permission. Rena agreed, although not pleased at having to keep
yet another secret. Greg arrived and suggested that he take her to his place, where they
could crash, have dinner and fall asleep. After being up for two
days straight, Rena was happy to have him take charge.
After a vigorous lovemaking session with Chelsea, Jem pondered his grim situation. The more he considered the danger he'd
put both Rena and Chelsea in, the more he realized that even though
he can't save both of them, he could come up with a plan to keep
one of the women out of harm's way by sacrificing the other. As
he started to make love to Chelsea again, he planned on it being
the last time.
Beth, confused and frightened at seeing Noah and the wounded Clark,
was even more shocked to find Tristan on her doorstep. She only
remembered him as the man who'd grabbed her the night of the opera,
and fearfully begged him to leave. Tristan couldn't believe her
suddenly timid "act."
When Noah stepped up to demand that Tristan leave, acting very
protective and close towards Beth, a jealous Tris made an uncharacteristicly
ugly comment, insinuating that Beth, Clark and Noah were in some
kind of menage a trois. Noah struck Tris in the face, warning
him not to continue. Tristan left, shaken and furious.
Home at last, Martina tried to relax in a soothing bubble bath,
her muscles aching and her mind troubled at everything that happened
today. Mike tried to offer her comfort, although he blamed himself
for not being able to protect her. Martina wouldn't let him feel
guilty. Trying to change the subject, Mike reminded her of their
plans to go away for a weekend, and asked her if she'd like to leave
town tomorrow -- they could go to that Victorian inn up in the mountains
that Olivia had discovered during her and Frank's
Martina agreed, and she also agreed to Mike's massaging of her
sore muscles. Things grew tense when Mike's massage briefly reminded
Martina of the attacker's groping hands, something she hadn't revealed
to Mike before. She felt ashamed and dirty, but Mike gradually helped
her past some of the lingering raw pain. The two kissed and started
to make love.
Episode 4.14, "Breakfast in Bed"
White woke up after spending the night with Rena
Carlson on his sofa, and enjoyed a rare peek at her naked figure
when her nightshirt opened during her sleep. Despite his desire
for her, he curbed his insticts and started to cover her back up
-- only to be caught by a shocked, embarrassed Rena.
Rena got the wrong idea and accused Greg of trying to undress her
while she was asleep, but Greg quickly asserted his innocence. His
indignance convinced Rena, who apologized, but was still ashamed
at having been seen naked. Greg assured her that she had nothing
to be ashamed of, not realizing that she's never let anyone see
her that way before. But his kind words and gentle manner melted
Rena's fears, and they shared a passionate kiss.
Stanford searched for breakfast at Jem
Van Doren's apartment, still tired after their lusty night together.
Seeing him in the sunrise, her passion rekindled, and she tried
to start things up again. But to her surprise, the usually sex-obsessed
Jem asked her to back off -- and announced that they need to stop
seeing each other.
Jem, conscious of the need to keep Chelsea safe from the Nichols
organization, tried to convince her that he's no longer attracted
to her. Insulted at his rejection, Chelsea wondered if Rena was
behind this sudden change of heart. Jem played along, implying that
Rena might share his interest. Chelsea mocked him and attacked Rena,
revealing that she's a "freak" -- a 30-year-old virgin.
When she stomped away, Jem regretted having to push Chelsea away
and put Rena in danger. As he contemplated this, someone arrived
at the door: Maxine
Nichols went to the dining room and discovered that the only
family member home today was Danielle.
His stepmother seductively invited him to spend the day alone with
her ... a reminder of many afternoons spent on their own. Ian flashed
back to the night of his eighteenth birthday, when Danielle first
revealed her attraction to him ... and then easily seduced the startled
Ian tried to ignore the haunting memories, but Danielle insisted
that they stop avoiding the heat between them. Fortunately for Ian,
the conversation was interrupted by the arrival of his aunt Hannah,
who alarmed Ian by asking him to tell her all about his girlfriend Daphne.
Episode 4.15, "Crossed Lines, pt.
Ian Nichols deflected his
questions about the identity of the girl he took to the opera, although
Ian suspected that Hannah might have recognized Daphne as the girl who kidnapped Hope.
Ian assured Hannah that he not only knew and trusted Daphne very
well, he also cared for her deeply. He was satisfied with the dual
result of this supposed revelation: not only would Hannah not want
to harm someone Ian loves, but Ian's stepmother (and former lover) Danielle heard
the comment too ... and maybe this would convince Danielle that
she's no longer uppermost in his heart.
Later, Ian planned to leave to play hockey with his friends, but
on his way out Danielle blocked his path. She reminded him that
they were alone in the house, and insinuated her way into the young
man's arms. Demanding to know if Ian could honestly say he no longer
desires her, Danielle kissed him. Slowly Ian felt himself giving
in to her -- and neither heard as the front door started to open.
Meanwhile, Hannah returned home and made a beeline for her foster
daughter, needing to hug Hope. The baby was in Hannah's husband Nick's office,
silently observing a meeting between Nick, Dean
Nelson and Jonnie
Adair. After a quiet moment with Hope, in which Hannah realized
how much she loved the baby, she overheard plans for a doublecross
of the DA's office, a plot spurred by Jonnie's disclosure of Ross
Granger's "Operation Mousetrap" to Nick.
Nick ordered Dean to have someone inform the head of a rival crime
family (the Velartis) that the DA's office is planning a sting.
Dean was dubious about the mission, and didn't believe that Jonnie
was being honest. Jonnie hotly defended himself and his actions,
and Nick mutely asked Hannah for advice. She backed Jonnie, noting
that the young man would have much more to lose by doublecrossing
Nick than the DA's office. Nick followed her instincts.
Ortiz enjoyed a jog before joining Frank
Gabriel at home, and the lovers sparred a little -- as they
usually do. Frank was somewhat annoyed that Olivia had accepted
an invitation to breakfast from Frances and Ronald
Granger, a couple he barely knows and with whom he has little
in common. Olivia assured him they share a lot of traits, which
Frank jokingly assumed referred to the fact that the Grangers and
Frank are black.
Irritated, Olivia sarcastically agreed that yes, that's exactly what she'd meant. She referred to a black man de-icing his car down
the block and invited Frank to go out and say hi -- after all, don't all black people know one another? Frank teased her out of
her snarky mood and simply asked her to promise that if he's going
to interact with her friends, Olivia has to do the same with his.
Olivia reluctantly agreed, dreading the idea of going bowling or
some other un-Olivia-like activity.
Jem Van Doren invited Maxine
Granger into his house, taking it for granted that as an employee
of Glenford Insurance -- the firm behind the newspaper's fire insurance
-- Max must have visited him in order to hand over a portion of
the money from his claim. Max disappointed him by revealing that
she'd have to ask him some questions before any money exchanged
Their conversation was interrupted when Chelsea
Stanford stormed downstairs, still furious after Jem broke up
with her moments ago. Her jealousy was spurred by seeing Maxine,
and she fumed her way out the door, heading to the hospital. Maxine
was astonished to recognize Chelsea, the daughter of her
other client ... but didn't give away this knowledge as she
prepared to grill the oblivious Jem.
Beth Durand brought
some tea to her brother Clark,
who was still bleary after being attacked the day before. As the
conversation turned to Noah
Morgan's role in the rescue, Clark expressed his suspicions
towards the mysterious man. Beth was privately grateful to Noah
for defending her by striking the stranger who insulted her last
night -- the same man she thinks tried to assault her the night
of the opera.
Clark unknowingly shocked Beth when he asked why Tristan
Campbell had shown up on their doorstep last night. Beth, who
was hearing Tristan's name for the first time, denied knowing him
... not realizing that her alternate personalities Amanda and Samantha have been having an affair with him for months. Clueless to all
this, Clark filled Beth in on Tristan's problems, in particular
Tris's rumored obsession with his ex-girlfriend Camilla ... which led to his arrest in her brutal murder. Although Clark
added that Tristan wasn't guilty of the crime, Beth was naturally
petrified at hearing this tale regarding the man who seems to be
stalking her. Weak and nauseous, she fearfully fled the room.
Tyler and Daphne 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.
Rena 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.
Tristan 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.
Upstate, Olivia 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.
Episode 4.16, "Crossed Lines, pt.
Nichols shared a heated kiss with stepson Ian,
neither hearing the front door opening. Danielle spotted her husband
Cameron just in time and managed to explain away her close proximity
to Ian. Aghast at how close he'd come to giving in to Danny, Ian
hurried out of the house. Cameron was glad to be alone with his
wife, and Danielle pretended to enjoy his embrace.
Van Doren answered Maxine
Granger's questions, even though it quickly became obvious that
Maxine had no plans to hand him the insurance check he was hoping
for. She grilled him on his finances, curious as to where he's been
getting all the loans for the newspaper. The last straw was when
Maxine asked him about his past in Seattle -- finally Jem realized
that Max is no insurance agent. She agreed, revealing that she's
a private detective hired by Glenford Insurance ... and her job
is to check the possibility of fraud. Jem kicked her out, pretending
to be indignant. Max privately looked forward to a juicy investigation.
Stanford tried to visit Greg White at the hospital, still upset
at Jem's having dumped her. When Greg was nowhere to be found, she
started to storm out -- only to bump into Beth
Durand, who was there visiting her mother. Thinking about being
screwed over by the men in her life made Chelsea think about the
women -- one in particular. A plan formed in her mind.
Beth, meanwhile, was shocked to see Tristan
Campbell, who was in the hospital visiting Doug
White. Chelsea noticed the other woman's fear and commented
on it. Beth tried to flee the hospital before Tristan could see
her. Chelsea caught up to her and, seeing Beth's agitation, took
sympathy on her friend. On an impulse, she invited Beth to join
her on an expedition out of town.
At brunch, Olivia
Ortiz asked for advice from Frances
Granger about the secret to a successful relationship, worried
that she has little in common with new boyfriend Frank
Gabriel. Frances assured Livvy that all relationships take work.
Later, when Frank and Olivia left the restaurant, Olivia spotted
a man whom she'd seen earlier this morning by Frank's house. Frank
took a look and reacted with alarm, ordering Olivia to get in the
car. Surprised at his behavior, Olivia asked him what was going
on, but Frank refused to explain -- except to say that the stranger
is very dangerous.
When they arrived at Frank's place, Frank finally told her that
the man is someone he arrested years ago. To their surprise, the
man had followed them home. After a tense confrontation, Frank warned
the stranger to keep away from him -- and especially Olivia. The
man mocked his words and goaded Frank, causing Frank to blow up
and brutally attack him. Olivia pulled Frank off the stranger before
he could do any more damage.
Episode 4.17, "Faded Images, pt.
Mike and Martina went off to their romantic country retreat, visiting the inn owned
by Sebastian Knight -- the man who helped Olivia and Frank during their own accident-filled camping trip. Martina was
charmed by Sebastian's old-world grace, and he seemed just as impressed
with her. Mike was still concerned about Martina's lingering aches
and pains from her attack, but she insisted she was all right. Mike
planned for a special night together.
Clark was confused
by a visit from Tristan,
who was expecting to find Beth at home. When Tristan asked how Clark was feeling after the attack,
Clark revealed that he wasn't the only one mugged: Martina was the
primary victim. Shaken, Tris nearly forgot the reason for his visit.
But Clark wanted to know why Tris would stop by, and was disturbed
when Tristan's interest seemed to focus on his sister.
Clark demanded to know why Tristan was asking about Beth, since
the two surely didn't know one another. Tristan was reluctant to
give details, but Clark's impatience and irritation started to goad
him. Soon Tristan was implying that he and Beth knew each other
very well indeed. Clark mocked Tristan, revealing that only an hour
ago, Beth hadn't even known Tristan's name ... and when Clark had
filled her in on some of Tristan's past, she was clearly disturbed
and not interested in hearing any more. Hurt and angry, Tristan
handed Clark the only tangible piece of Beth he has -- the jewelled
comb she lost the night of the opera. He dryly told Clark to return
it to Beth with his compliments.
Due to smoke and structural damage from the newspaper fire, Schuyler
Falls High School was closed for repairs and would remain so for
the next few months. Jason heard this bad news and was upset -- doubly so when he
learned that his mother Cynthia had arranged for her sons to attend the prestigious private school,
the Arleigh Academy. Shy Jason was aghast, afraid of being alone
among strangers, and asked his dad if he really had to go. Charles wasn't certain, but Cynthia insisted. She revealed that Jason merited
the transfer on his grades, and Tyler was only let in after she'd promised donation to the school. As
she and Charles started to argue about her methods, Jason -- his
wishes ignored -- left to go to his room.
Beth drove along Route 58, and Chelsea tried to get Beth to reveal
why she'd been so upset to see Tristan Campbell. Beth claimed that
Tristan had nothing to do with it, it's just that she'd felt claustrophobic
and ill. Chelsea wondered if Beth had ever sought help for her panic
attacks. Beth revealed that once she'd been to a shrink, when she
was a little girl. The negative experience had frightened her away
from therapy. Chelsea thought this was ironic, and revealed the
purpose of their car trip: she was visiting Greenhaven, the residence
for the mentally ill where Chelsea's mother lives.
Beth expressed her sympathy to Chelsea, having no idea that Chelsea's
mom was hospitalized. Chelsea was glad for the company, and the
two troubled women bonded over their turbulent relationships with
Olivia waited while Frank left an urgent phone message on someone's
answering machine. When he was through, she demanded to know what's
going on -- just who was that stranger Frank had punched? Frank
refused to share the information, telling her it's none of her concern.
Defensive, Olivia asked if Frank would have told Camilla the truth.
Frank hedged, but finally said no, he wouldn't. Olivia didn't believe
him and stormed out of the house.
Episode 4.18, "Faded Images, pt. II"
Jason sulked in his room while surfing the Web. Tyler interrupted and made a weak attempt at a friendly conversation with
the brother he usually ignores. Jason was aware that Tyler had an
ulterior motive, and he was right: Ty finally got the nerve to mention
his discussion with Chelsea,
who claimed that she'd seen Daphne with another boy at the opera. Ty asked Jason whether he'd seen
Daphne with a date. Jason tried to pretend ignorance, but finally
he had to tell the truth to an upset Tyler, confirming Chelsea's
Chelsea arrived at Greenhaven, with Beth waiting in the lobby, and was taken to her mother's room. Chelsea
was disturbed at how much worse Roberta Masterson's condition had
gotten over the past nine years. Roberta was completely nonresponsive
and immobile, and despite Chelsea's conversation about their past,
remained silent and unmoved. Shaken, Chelsea remembered how lively
her mom used to be -- high strung, true, but still full of life.
Before leaving, she vowed to get her mother some real help.
Olivia stormed down the street after her argument with Frank and discovered the stranger sitting in his car, far in the distance
but still within viewing distance of Frank's house. He taunted her,
implying that he knew a great deal about Frank's past ... including
Frank's first wife, another "skinny white girl" like Olivia.
He handed her a photograph and recommended that she ask Frank what
it means. Olivia was stunned by the image she held in her hands.
She automatically turned around and headed back to Frank's.
Frank was glad to see Olivia back in his house, but not pleased
when she headed straight back to his living room and grabbed a framed
wedding photograph. Comparing it with the picture in her hand, Olivia
confirmed that they were the same image -- except that Frank's version
cut off the man with his arm around Ellie (Frank's sister). Frank
finally admitted the truth: the dangerous man whom he'd arrested
years ago was, in fact, his own younger brother Del.
Up in the country inn, Martina decided to get her necklace fixed at an antique jewelry store (its
lock was broken during the robbery attempt), but didn't realize
that she was about to receive another sparkling gift. After a delightful
night of ice skating, Mike surprised Martina with a diamond ring and a marriage proposal ...
which Martina accepted.
Episode 4.19, "Flashpoint, pt. I"
At the police station, Frank tried to research how his brother Del might have gotten out of prison
early when he finally got a return call from his sister Ellie.
He was shocked to learn that Ellie knew about Del's release ...
in fact, she'd given him a place to stay after the parole. Angry
that she hadn't shared this info with him, Frank refused to consider
that Del might have changed. He warned Ellie to kick Del to the
curb before he ruins her life the way he ruined Frank's.
a hearing with some bad news to impart, but he was happy to procrastinate
when he ran into Maxine.
Surprised to see her coming out of the Probate Office, Ross wondered
what she was doing there. Maxine confirmed that she was investigating
the newspaper fire, but didn't explain that she was there investigating
how much Jem Van Doren received from Philippa
Campbell's will. Ross asked her to lunch, but Max revealed that
she had to get busy with her other case.
At the Arleigh Academy, Simon made some final last-minute preparations for a mid-week rave at
a notorious nightclub, and he and Becca complained about the invasion of the kids from Schuyler Falls High
School. Becca noticed Jason staring at her, and Simon reminded her who he was -- and that they'd
made a bet about him. Becca was disappointed that he didn't seem
as attractive as he had the night of the opera, but was still willing
to go through with the wager. She judged Jason as being an easy
mark, but Simon wasn't so sure. Still, he decided to make the wager
more interesting, and promised to come up with some more challenging
Rena visited Doug, who thanked
her for her support and asked her about her relationship with Greg.
Rena admitted that she was seeing his brother, and also answered
his questions about Elaine's
health status. Rena later surprised and touched Doug by revealing
that Greg is very proud of him.
Later, Rena discovered that the hospital had a new efficiency expert/management
consultant: an undercover, disguised Maxine. Rena wondered why Maxine
was looking into Greg's past patient files, but Max gave her a reply
that soothed Rena's concerns.
her workday with a phone call from Alex,
who tried to get a face-to-face meeting with her. Marty was on to
Alex's reasons for the meeting -- he's desperate to get her to stay
silent about him and Danielle.
She refused to ever see him alone, despite his veilled threats,
and reminded him that he no longer has any leverage over her. After
hanging up, she enjoyed only a brief moment of triumph before the
phone rang again. When she heard Ross's voice, she soon guessed
the reason for calling: her attacker had been granted bail.
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