Sunset Beach Timeline -- October 1997

October 1, 1997

Ben/Meg/Tim/Annie

Annie, Bette and Eddie take blackmail photos of Eddie and an unconscious Dr. McCrae.

Ben & Meg

In an effort to get over Ben, Meg goes out on a date with Tim, and several of their high school friends think that they are married.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Michael makes plans to go out of town with Vanessa.

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Ricardo and Gabi sleep together.

October 2, 1997

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Gabi tells Paula that Ricardo raped her and Paula believes it.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Sean contacts Cole's former fiancee, Helena.

Ben/Meg/Tim/Annie

Ben finds the unconscious Dr. McCrae at Annie's house and when Dr. McCrae comes around, she tells Ben about Annie's post-hypnotic suggestion.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Gregory puts the second step of his plan into action, telling Caitlin that Olivia is having a high-risk pregnancy and that, consequently, she needs to be sent out of town.

October 3, 1997

Ben & Meg

Ben leaves for Kansas.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Cole blackmails Bette into luring Olivia to the Inn at Sunset Beach so that he can talk to her privately about the paternity of her baby.

Caitlin offers to take Olivia to the out-of-town clinic.

October 6, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Caitlin meets with Helena (Cole's former fiancee) and hears a story eerily like her own.

Ben/Meg/Tim/Annie

Not knowing that Ben has left for Kansas, Annie sends Meg an e-mail under Ben's name telling her that he's moving to Paris.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia collapses when she finds out that it was Cole, and not Bette, whom she was meeting at the Inn.

Ben & Meg

Ben drives up to Meg's door in a white BMW.

October 7, 1997

Ben & Meg

Ben explains to Meg that Annie and Tim were working together to keep them apart.

When she finds out that Ben is in Kansas, Annie makes plans to follow him.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia and Cole are having a confrontation about the paternity of Olivia's baby when Caitlin and Gregory show up.

October 8, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia, horrified at the thought of Gregory and Caitlin catching her in the hotel room with Cole, hides in the bathroom and escapes out the window.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia finds out about Michael and Vanessa's plans to go to Catalina for the weekend.

October 9, 1997

Annie arrives in Kansas and hitches a ride in a chicken truck to the Cummings house.

October 10, 1997

Ben & Meg

Annie tells Ben and Meg the truth about how she tried to come between them, but fails to persuade Ben to forgive her.

Ben and Meg walk in on Annie and Tim kissing in the Cummings barn.

October 13, 1997

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia tells Jimmy that Vanessa threatened to go to the police and turn Michael in if Virginia interfered with her relationship with Michael. At his mother's suggestion, Jimmy talks Michael out of going to Catalina with Vanessa.

Ben/Meg/Tim/Annie

Ben and Meg have a showdown with Tim and Annie on the dance floor of the Buckaroo.

October 14, 1997

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

When Gabi tells Ricardo that she isn't going to testify against him, Ricardo demands a public apology, which sets Gabi in her resolve to testify against him.

Ricardo is arrested.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Gregory horrifies Olivia when he tells her that he plans to have Caitlin sedated and, when she awakes, she'll be told that her baby is dead.

October 15, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia offers Cole $200,000 to leave town with Caitlin, which Cole refuses.

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Gregory agrees to be Ricardo's defense attorney.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Vanessa decides to plan a secret getaway for the two of them so that Virginia can't find out about it and ruin their plans.

October 16, 1997

Maria's Death

Ben tells Meg that she's Maria.

Annie vows that her days of chasing men, Ben in particular, are over.

October 17, 1997

Maria's Death

Ben explains that when he said that Meg was Maria, he meant that she's what he thought Maria was until he learned the truth about her.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia interrupts just as Cole is about to tell Caitlin who the other woman was.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Casey arranges for Vanessa and Michael to get away to a friend's cabin for the night.

October 20, 1997

Ben & Meg

Ben leaves Kansas without Meg.

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Olivia tells Caitlin that the other woman was Bette.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia figures out where Michael and Vanessa have gone and sneaks away to ruin their time alone.

October 21, 1997

Ben & Meg

Meg returns to Sunset Beach to be with Ben.

Virginia/Michael/Vanessa

Virginia sets fire to the cottage where Michael and Vanessa are staying.

October 22, 1997

Ben & Meg

Ben and Meg get a fresh start on their relationship.

Caitlin steals the key to the safe deposit box where Cole has stashed his stolen jewels.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia is pulled over by a state trooper while escaping from the scene of the fire.

October 23, 1997

Caitlin opens Cole's safe deposit box and finds the jewels he stole in Monte Carlo.

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Gregory convinces Gabi to take a lie detector test, telling her that it would be the least awkward way out of the situation.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia tries to convince Vanessa that she started the fire herself.

October 24, 1997

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Gabi goes to have the polygraph test; however, she has a flashback of being raped and says that Ricardo did it, leading the test results to be positive.

Liberty Corporation

After her uncle Charles (another of Bette's ex-husbands) shows her a codicil to Del's will leaving his shares in the Liberty Corporation to her, Annie takes her place as the third shareholder.

October 27, 1997

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia becomes determined to find out everything she can about Vanessa.

October 28, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Caitlin leaves for San Francisco with Olivia.

Sean finds Gregory's file on Tiffany containing the cancelled check that Olivia wrote to pay Tiffany off.

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Ricardo tells Paula that he's willing to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence.

October 29, 1997

After discovering that Olivia paid Tiffany off to get her out of town, Sean teams up with Cole to discover what Gregory's up to.

Ben & Meg

Ben arranges a gondola ride around the marina for him and Meg.

Vanessa/Michael/Virginia

Virginia breaks into Vanessa's apartment to snoop around.

October 30, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Sean, who can't bring himself to tell Cole what Gregory is planning to do, tells Cole to find Caitlin as quickly as possible.

October 31, 1997

Caitlin/Cole
Olivia/Gregory

Sean reaches Caitlin by phone, and when she won't believe that Sean's telling the truth about Gregory's plan, Sean plays a tape recording of Gregory talking to the doctor from the clinic in San Francisco.

When Caitlin gets into the car and rushes towards Sunset Beach to return to Cole, Olivia leaps gets into the car with her. In her hysteria, Caitlin drives off the embankment just as Cole drives past.

Maria's Death

Meg's curiosity about Maria's death is piqued when she finds a newspaper article about it.

Paula/Ricardo/Gabi/Mark

Ricardo begins to stress out during his polygraph test when the questions turn toward his desire to bed Gabi.

 


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