Sunset Beach Timeline -- February 1998

 

February 2, 1998

Baby Switch

Annie, dressed as a flower child and calling herself Amber Stone, gets drugs that she can use to help Caitlin produce milk.

Is Ben the Killer?

Tim approaches Ricardo and encourages him to go after Ben for the Terror Island murders, since he couldn't get Ben for Maria's death. Meg is relieved that there is no stab wound on Ben's leg. Later that night, Meg awakes and Ben's gone. In his lair, PseudoBen removes the fake skin covering the stab wound on his leg.

Cole's New Job

Cole tells JoBeth that he desperately needs the job because he has a fiancee and a baby on the way. JoBeth recommends Cole for the job.

 

February 3, 1998

Cole's New Job

One of Cole's co-workers, jealous when JoBeth shows Cole preferential treatment, causes Cole to injure himself on the job. JoBeth rushes to Cole's rescue and takes Cole into the office and tells him that the company requires immediate medical attention be given any job-related injury. Caitlin comes to pick up Cole for lunch, and sees Cole and JoBeth kissing.

Michael & Vanessa

Michael sends Vanessa on a treasure hunt. Buried in the sand, Vanessa finds a room key for the Inn at Sunset Beach with a charm on the ring that says "Scoop." They finally make love for the first time.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia finds the symptoms of Martin's Syndrome -- hardening skin and internal organs, seizures and mental disorders, such as paranoia and hysteria. It is inherited, and there's no way to detect it until the onset of the disease.

 

February 4, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia realizes that Vanessa's greatest fear is to become ill with Martin's Syndrome.

Baby Switch

When Olivia sees the bottle of lactating pills, Annie leads her to believe that they're allergy pills. Olivia accuses Annie of supplying Sean and/or Caitlin with illegal drugs and then she forces Annie to take some of the pills to prove that they're not something harmful.

 

February 5, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Meg tells Tim that Ben didn't have the wound on his leg. Tim calls Hank and Joan and tells them that Mark accused Ben of being the killer, but they don't believe him. PseudoBen examines his wound while surrounded by pictures of Ben and Meg. He looks at Ben and Meg's engagement announcement and says that it's a pity that Meg won't live long enough to marry Ben.

Baby Switch

When Caitlin says that she intends to tell Cole that she isn't pregnant, Annie convinces her not to tell him. Annie gives Caitlin the natural-feeling pregnancy pad and the lactating pills.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia decides to take a picture of Lena the next day at Cedar Oaks.

 

February 6, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Ben gives Meg one perfect pearl. He promises to give her one a week until their wedding, so that she'll have a necklace to wear on their wedding. When Tim sees Ben stretch his calf, Tim thinks that Ben is having difficulty with the stab wound on his leg.

Baby Switch

Caitlin is stunned to see Sister Beatrice on her doorstep, and is humiliated when she realizes that Sister Beatrice knows that she hasn't told Cole the truth yet. When Caitlin tells Sister Beatrice that she's prayed for guidance, but that none has come, Sister Beatrice recommends that she go to confession before her wedding. Sean sees Caitlin take out the pad and tell Annie that she can't continue lying to Cole about the miscarriage. Caitlin goes to confession and tells Antonio the entire story about her miscarriage, and all of the lies that followed. When she asks him what to do, he tells her that she knows what to do. Cole confesses to Antonio about sleeping with Olivia and that Olivia's baby could be his.

Gabi & Ricardo

Gabi blames herself for Ricardo and Paula's breakup, and Ricardo says that if he and Paula had been meant to be together, they would be together.

 

February 9, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Tim confronts Ben, who confesses to the murders. He says that he would have killed all of the Surf Centralites, if Tim hadn't shown up and ruined his plans. Ricardo asks Tim to dig up some concrete evidence on Ben, so that Ricardo can reopen the investigation into the Terror Island killings. While standing in the middle of their bedroom fondling Meg's scarf, PseudoBen has a very realistic dream of strangling Meg with it.

Baby Switch

In an attempt to stop Caitlin from telling Cole the truth, Annie tells Caitlin that the baby's biological mother will be having a c-section the next day. Sean confronts Annie about Caitlin's fake pregnancy.

Father Antonio

In the confessional, Olivia says Cole may be her baby's father. Antonio counsels Olivia to tell Caitlin the truth, but Olivia flatly refuses.

 

February 10, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Gabi convinces Vanessa to tell Michael about Lena, but Vanessa wants to visit her mother before telling Michael, so she skips out on the wedding to visit Lena.

Baby Switch

Now that he knows about Caitlin's fears that Cole wouldn't want her if she wasn't pregnant, Sean asks Cole if he'd marry Caitlin even if she wasn't pregnant and Cole says that he would. Caitlin's pad falls out while she's in a room full of people.

February 11, 1998

Baby Switch

When Cole worries that something is wrong with Caitlin or the baby, Sean assures him that nothing could be wrong with the baby. In an effort to distract attention from Caitlin so that she can replace her padding, Annie sets fire to Olivia's flowers by knocking them into the votive candles. Gregory pulls the bouquet out of the fire, and Annie promptly knocks another candle over onto the bouquet.

Caitlin & Cole's Wedding

Caitlin and Gregory walk down the aisle together and the wedding begins. As Antonio begins the ceremony, he tells them that the most important thing that a married couple needs is honesty, which makes Caitlin and Cole flash back to their respective confessions. Cole says his vows.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia, inside Lena's room, hears Vanessa outside, and hides in the closet. When Lena tells Vanessa that she doesn't want Vanessa to see her, Vanessa pleads with her to let her speak to her for just a moment, but Lena gets hysterical and Vanessa leaves the room.

 

February 12, 1998

Caitlin & Cole's Wedding

Caitlin & Cole Get Married

Baby Switch

Cole dances with Olivia. When Olivia's baby kicks, Cole tells her that he's never felt Caitlin's baby kick. When Sean asks Annie how long she's known that Caitlin isn't pregnant, she tells him that the charade will be over soon enough, because she's found a baby for Caitlin. Gregory gives Olivia a silver spoon with the name Thomas engraved on it and tells her that he wants to name the baby Thomas Blake after Olivia's father.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia attempts to get the floor nurse fired by switching some of the pills around. The supervisor suspends the floor nurse and tells Virginia that she can take over the floor nurse's patients.

Is Ben the Killer?

Tim and PseudoBen fight

Meg awakes on the couch and finds that Ben's gone. While looking for Ben, Meg bumps into Madame Carmen, who tells her that Meg is in grave danger. Tim follows PseudoBen to his lair and finds the shackles and pictures of Meg. As he leaves, he's caught by PseudoBen.

 

February 16, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Meg decides that perhaps Madame Carmen's warning means that Ben is in danger, so she calls around looking for Ben. When she's unable to find him, she begins to fear that Ben really is the killer. Meg falls asleep and has a nightmare that she's about to be killed by Ben wearing the skull mask. PseudoBen pulls Tim off of a scaffolding and then pours liquor down Tim's throat to make it look like he fell off the scaffolding when he was drunk. He's about to bludgeon Tim to death when he's interrupted by Casey and Gabi, who find Tim's unconscious body. While Casey examines Tim, PseudoBen decides to focus on killing Meg. When Meg awakens, someone pounds on the door. When Ben comes to the window, she freaks out. Ben finally gets through to her, and after she opens the door, Ben tells her that he went for a walk on the beach and forgot his keys.

Baby Switch

When Olivia goes into labor, Bette calls Tyus, who tells them to take Olivia to South Bay General. Caitlin and Cole go to the hospital with her. Annie tries to stall for time by telling Caitlin that there has been a delay in getting the baby. While Sean is talking to Cole, Sean realizes how much Cole wants a baby of his own, and why Caitlin can't bring herself to tell Cole about the miscarriage. It turns out that Olivia was having false labor pains.

February 17, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Tim begins to regain consciousness. Meg arrives at the hospital, distraught over Tim's condition. Meanwhile, PseudoBen sneaks into the hospital through a door marked "laboratory technicians only." Ricardo, who is investigating Tim's "accident," is questioning Meg when Ben arrives. When Ricardo asks Ben if he had anything to do with Tim's "accident," Meg gives Ben an alibi. Tyus tells the people waiting for news on Tim that there was a great deal of alcohol in Tim's bloodstream.

Gregory & Olivia

Olivia agrees to stay in Gregory's room with him for a while, and the two reminisce about the night that Caitlin was born, and the night that Olivia had her miscarriage. Olivia and Gregory kiss, and Olivia nearly bolts, but when Gregory vows his love for her, she stays.

Baby Switch

While holding Caitlin in his arms, Cole feels the strap of her pregnancy pad, which Caitlin tells him is the strap of a back brace. While a drunk Eddie tries to seduce Annie, she reaches for the pile of videotapes on his nightstand. Finally, Eddie passes out, and Annie is able to get away with the tape. When Annie finds the videotape, she first thinks that it's a particularly bad porno movie. When she realizes that it's a tape of Cole and Jade, she decides to use the tape to get Olivia alone and then drug her to induce labor. Annie tricks Bette into telling her the name of the clinic where Olivia was taking Caitlin, so that she can blackmail that doctor into helping her steal Olivia's baby. Annie calls the doctor from the clinic, Dr. Brock, and begins her plan to blackmail him into helping her. Bette tells Annie that Annie's scheme will only end up hurting Annie, and not Olivia.

 

February 18, 1998

Baby Switch

Annie tells Dr. Brock that his job will be to do to Gregory and Olivia what they had planned to do to Caitlin. Sean arrives, and Annie tells him that she doesn't think that she can have Caitlin's baby that day, because she needs someone trustworthy to say that he or she delivered Caitlin's baby. Sean tells Annie that he knows that she's asking him to volunteer to be the person who "delivers" Caitlin's baby. Sean points out to Caitlin that once she has the baby, a lifetime of lying about the origin of the baby will begin. Annie, disguising her voice, calls Olivia and threatens to hurt her and Caitlin if she doesn't find Gregory.

Martin's Syndrome


Vanessa calls to check on her mother and is told that Lena spent the whole night insisting that someone was in her room taking her picture. When Michael asks Vanessa why she's getting mail from Cedar Oaks, she says that she's writing a story on the hospital. Virginia picks up the photos and when the clerk asks what's wrong with Lena, she says that Lena's disfigurement is just movie makeup. As she leaves the photo developing place, she drops a picture, which the clerk then dubs their "photo of the week," and puts in the window of the shop. Virginia visits Mrs. Moreau for a potion that will make someone look like Lena. Mrs. Moreau says that she can make a potion that will make someone look like Lena, but that she won't. On his way to apply for a job at the construction site, Michael sees the photo of Lena.

 

February 19, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Meg is upset when Tyus says that he'll contact her "if" Tim regains consciousness. Meanwhile Tim dreams of his fight with PseudoBen. PseudoBen overhears the nurse call Tyus to tell him that Tim's regaining consciousness. When Meg and Ben come into the room, Tim's heart monitor goes wild.

Martin's Syndrome

When Michael mentions the picture in the photo shop window, Vanessa realizes that Lena may not have been delusional when she said that someone was in her room trying to take her picture. While Virginia tries to figure out how to get the money, Jimmy tells her about seeing the picture of Lena in the window of the photo shop. Mrs. Moreau tells Virginia that she knows that she wants to harm a rival over a man, and that evil spirits will be released by using a potion like that. When Virginia tells her that she's willing to live with the consequences, Mrs. Moreau gives her a figure, which Virginia can't afford.

Baby Switch

Disguising her voice, Annie tells Olivia that she has the tape of Cole and Jade. When Olivia tells Annie that the tape was made over a year ago, Annie tells her that she'll sell it to the media if Olivia won't meet her. Annie tells Olivia where to bring the money. Sean tells Caitlin that he only wants what's right for her and that he's not sure that Annie's plan is best for her. He encourages Caitlin to tell Cole about the miscarriage and have another baby, and Caitlin tells him of her infertility, which . makes Sean angry at Gregory and Olivia all over again. When he asks Caitlin how she can forgive them, she says that being angry with Gregory and Olivia didn't give her any satisfaction, so she is focusing on getting a baby for Cole. Sean agrees to help, and says that Caitlin deserves a baby more than Olivia does.Olivia arrives and Annie points a gun at her.

 

February 20, 1998

Baby Switch

Caitlin asks Sean to be the godfather to her baby and tells Sean that she's curious about the baby's biological mother. Annie misses Olivia with the dart. Olivia leaves the cabin. While she's fretting about what she's going to do next, Olivia returns. Olivia sees the dart in Annie's hand and they struggle for it. Olivia gets stabbed in the struggle. After Olivia passes out, Annie says that the sedative in the dart will give Olivia temporary amnesia. Annie then calls Dr. Brock to come and deliver the baby. While Annie's on the phone with Dr. Brock, Olivia goes into labor.

Is Ben the Killer?

To help take her mind off of worrying about Tim, Ben gives Meg two more pearls for her necklace. Tyus tells Meg and Ben that Tim's injuries have made him completely unable to communicate -- his arms, hands, and jaw are all broken. PseudoBen begins smothering Tim with a pillow.

Martin's Syndrome

After hearing that her photo of Lena is in the window of the photo shop, Virginia bolts. While she's trying to convince the clerk to take the picture out of the window, Virginia sees Vanessa arriving. Virginia ducks around the corner as Vanessa arrives to ask about the picture, but the clerk pleads ignorance as to who brought in the photo to be developed.

 

February 23, 1998

Baby Switch

Ricardo traces Cole's car to Ventura County. Cole, who cannot wait until Ricardo can get ready, heads out to find Caitlin. While Annie argues with Dr. Brock about whether Annie will have to deliver the baby, Olivia wakes up and recognizes her. Dr. Brock tells Annie that she'll have to either find another accomplice or deliver the baby herself. Olivia tells Annie that her water hasn't broken yet. After Annie breaks Olivia's water, Olivia gives birth. As night falls, Caitlin begins worrying that something happened to the baby's mother.

Is Ben the Killer?

Meg notices that Tim isn't breathing. She calls for Tyus who arrives to revive Tim. Jimmy asks Gabi if it's possible that Tim's fall was the work of the same person who committed the Terror Island murders. When Gabi asks Ricardo if he really believes that Ben had something to do with Tim's accident, Ricardo tells her that he thinks that Ben had something to do with Maria's death.

 

February 24, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Tyus tells Meg and Ben that Tim may have brain damage from his suffocation. Meg, overwhelmed with guilt about Tim's injuries, tells Ben that her parents could have convinced Tim to get the help he needs. After Ben leaves, Meg tells Gabi about her encounter with Madame Carmen the night of Tim's accident and about Madame Carmen's feeling that the Terror Island killer was going to strike again that night. PseudoBen decides to use Eddie in his plan.

Baby Switch

Annie lets Olivia hold the baby. When she remembers the conditions on her Liberty Corporation stock, she takes the baby from Olivia and leaves. Olivia is asleep when Dr. Brock arrives. She awakens and asks Dr. Brock where her baby is. While preparing Olivia's injection, Dr. Brock drops the syringe, allowing Olivia to escape. Annie gets into an accident. When she realizes that Gregory was involved, she sneaks away. Gregory recognizes Annie's car. A passerby tells Cole that he saw Caitlin and Sean visiting an antique store. When she realizes that Gregory will probably recognize her car, Annie calls and reports it stolen. Cole runs into someone who saw Caitlin and Sean sitting in Sean's car around the bend. Bette arrives for information about Annie's car being stolen. While she's there, she gets a phone call from Dr. Brock about Olivia's condition.

 

February 25, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Mrs. Moreau refuses to work her spell when Virginia is short on cash. Desperate for money, Virginia shows up for work at the hospital. Vanessa comes up behind her and introduces herself. Without turning around, Virginia tells Vanessa to talk to the other nurse. The other nurse tells Vanessa that Lena has had a major setback in the last couple of days. Michael walks in on Virginia as she's stealing the money she needs from the cash register at the Waffle Shop.

Baby Switch

Dr. Brock calls Bette. Gregory is there, and when Bette mentions Olivia's name, Gregory grabs the phone from her. Dr. Brock tells Gregory that Olivia had a difficult labor and so he had to take her to his clinic. Annie delivers the baby to Caitlin. Caitlin falls in love with the baby at first sight. Sean is impressed that Annie came through for Caitlin. Annie hears a rustling in the woods, and sees Cole coming towards them. Sean hides Annie in the trunk of his car before Cole arrives. Sean and Caitlin tell Cole the story they've planned to use. Dr. Brock tells Gregory that Olivia's baby has died. When Gregory goes into Olivia's room, Olivia asks him where her baby is.

 

February 26, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia tells Michael that she's counting the day's receipts, but he says that he thinks that she's stealing from the register. She admits it, telling him that the money was for school supplies for Jimmy. Michael offers to give Virginia the money. When Vanessa tells Virginia that she had a call from Mrs. Moreau, Virginia pretends that she's never heard of her, then she says that Mrs. Moreau is the person that she was going to buy Jimmy's school supplies from. Virginia gives Mrs. Moreau the money, and she gives Virginia the potion.

Baby Switch


When they arrive at the hospital, Tyus wants to examine Caitlin and the baby. The baby checks out OK, but when Tyus tells Caitlin that he needs to examine her, she says that another doctor examined her. Annie calls Dr. Brock, who threatens to put an end to her charade. Gregory breaks the news to Olivia that their baby is dead. Later, Gregory asks to see the baby.

Is Ben the Killer?

When she comes to visit him, Annie breaks down into tears at Tim's bedside. Annie tells Tim that she has to marry Gregory before June. Joan agrees to come to Sunset Beach to support Tim. While hugging Meg, Ben hurts her.

February 27, 1998

Is Ben the Killer?

Ben gets another headache and Meg makes him promise to go see Tyus about the headaches. Eddie prepares to break into Ben's safe. As Eddie's sneaking out of the house, Meg comes back downstairs, sees him, and screams. Ben wrestles with Eddie and then pulls out a gun from the drawer of an end table. Eddie uses Meg as a shield and then throws her at Ben just as the gun goes off.

Baby Switch

When Tyus persuades Caitlin to allow him to examine her, Annie distracts the nurse and steals a clean bill of health from another patient and inserts it into Caitlin's chart. While she's in Caitlin's room, Annie tells Caitlin and Cole about Tim's accident. Antonio overhears Annie talking about Caitlin's baby and goes to see her. Cole overhears Antonio asking Caitlin how the baby could be hers. Dr. Brock explains to Gregory that the baby was cremated. Olivia tells Gregory that God is punishing them for their plan to steal Caitlin's baby from her. Gregory tells Bette that since God took his baby, he won't take morality into account when it comes to getting what he wants.

 


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