Sunset Beach Timeline -- May 1998

 

May 1, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia goes to Ben's house and sprays the potion on Vanessa's dress.

Sara

When Casey tells Sara that he'll help her with whatever she's running from, she tells him that she isn't running from anything. Sara gets a call saying that she's the lead story on the news.

Ben/Derek

When Tyus puts a pad and pen on Tim's table and leaves him alone, Tim writes the words "Ben pushed me. Save me." on the paper just before Casey arrives for his visit. Derek gives Meg the pearls that "he" missed, unzips Meg's dress, and lays her back on the bed.

 

May 4, 1998

Gabi & Ricardo

Gabi walks in on Carmen discussing with Antonio about Gabi being the woman who accused Ricardo of rape and reassures Carmen that she has no intention of dating Ricardo.

Sara


A story about Congressman Blythe fooling around with an intern is covered on the evening news. Joan gets a phone call from a reporter asking to talk to Sara, who asks Joan if she has any comment on "the Congressman Blythe situation."

May 5, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

When the electricity goes out, Vanessa dresses for the party in the dark. When the lights come back on, she finds that she's covered in blisters.

Sara

Sara tells Joan and Meg that Congressman Blythe's enemies planted the story in the media that Sara and Congressman Blythe had an affair. Hank tells Sara that he's going to take the next flight out so that he can be there to support her.

Bette & Eddie

Ben/Derek


Derek offers to give Bette an interview. In the process, he gets his hands on Eddie's letter.

AJ

Cole tells Sean about finding the police letter in the puzzle box and that he's going to find out about the case number on the letter.

 

May 6, 1998

AJ

Cole lifts the key for the file room from a rookie.

Martin's Syndrome

Vanessa writes a good-bye note to Michael. While Vanessa is at the beach saying good-bye to Sunset Beach, Michael turns up.

Ben/Derek
Bette & Eddie

Eddie takes pictures of Ben holding the paper so that he can use them to protect himself from Derek. Bette leaves, taking the fake letter with her. Derek walks in just as Eddie finishes developing the pictures of Ben.

Sara

Sara says that she filed an affidavit saying that Congressman Blythe didn't sexually harass her and that, even though the affidavit was supposed to be kept confidential, someone leaked it to the press. Meg brings Sara to Derek's Lair to hide out.

 

May 7, 1998

AJ

When Gabi catches Cole in the file room, he tells her that he's there to find out what the case number is for. They find that Gregory was a witness to a crime. The file names the suspect, but neither Gabi nor Cole says the name of the suspect aloud.

Martin's Syndrome

Vanessa overhears Michael rehearsing his proposal. Vanessa goes to the airport and tells the ticket agent that her final destination is "as far away from here as possible."

Ben/Derek

While Meg and Sara talk, Ben makes noise to try to get their attention, but they're so wrapped up in their conversation, they don't hear him until he manages to free one of his feet and kick over a crate. Sara sees the door that leads to where Derek has hidden Ben. Derek corners Eddie in his darkroom, and he shows Eddie that he has the letter that Eddie sent to Bette.

Annie & Gregory

Bette and Annie have a confrontation over Annie's giving Bette the truth serum. Bette assumes that Annie is trying to steal Gregory just to hurt Olivia.

 

May 8, 1998

Gregory & Olivia

While on the cruise, Olivia receives a letter from Caitlin containing pictures of Trey. She reads the letter, but cannot bring herself to look at the pictures. Olivia climbs through the railing to jump.

Ben/Derek

Derek strangles Eddie, and then he takes a couple of Polaroids of Eddie's body, circles the statistics on one of the horses in the Racing Form, puts it over Eddie's face, and then disposes of the pictures that Eddie took of Ben. When Meg tells Sara that she promised "Ben" that she won't go into that room, Sara responds that she didn't promise "Ben" anything. Sara picks the lock on the back room. Just as Meg starts to open the door, Derek arrives and stops her, telling her that there are rats in that room. Derek goes into the back room and tells Ben that he killed Eddie.

AJ

The suspect involved with the case turns out to be AJ, and when Cole notices the date, he thinks that maybe AJ left town because of Gregory's charge against him. Gregory's groundskeeper, Frank Doyle, was a witness to the alleged robbery, as was Olivia, who was not yet married to Gregory.

Gabi & Ricardo

Gabi tells Ricardo that she intends to start seeing a therapist.

Annie & Gregory

Annie fantasizes about telling Del about her plan to tape Bette talking about divorce and then to convince Gregory that the tape is Bette talking about Olivia's plan to divorce Gregory. Annie admits to Bette that she's after Gregory and says that she hopes that Olivia will divorce Gregory, in an effort to get Bette talking about divorce. Annie listens to the tape she made of Bette apparently talking to Olivia about divorcing Gregory. Annie and Bette make up, and when they're hugging, the tape that Annie made starts playing.

 

May 11, 1998

AJ

Caitlin tells Cole that AJ was Olivia's first love.

Gregory & Olivia

Just as Olivia is about to jump, a man calls out her name, stopping her. He tells her that he knew her name because everyone talks about the beautiful woman who takes all her meals alone in her cabin. Olivia tells the man that she wants to kill herself because she lost her husband because she killed her baby. The man takes her to his cabin. When Olivia asks him who he is, he tells her to think of him as a friend.

Gregory & Annie

Bette figures out what Annie did with the tape and tells her that she's going to Hell, just like Del did, and she tells Annie that she is going to cut all ties with her. Annie tries to explain about the conditions in the codicil, but Bette won't listen. While Annie is crying over Bette's departure, Gregory arrives.

 

May 12, 1998

Ben/Derek

Derek sets up the phone so that Ben has to listen to him and Meg getting intimate. As Derek and Meg are about to get intimate, Ben wills Meg to stop, and she does.

Martin's Syndrome

Michael reads Vanessa's note, which says that she's leaving because she has accepted an assignment in the far east, but Michael doesn't believe it and goes to the airport to stop her. While Michael looks at all of the flights to Asia, Vanessa waits for her flight to New York.

Annie & Gregory

Gregory tells Annie that he spent his whole life trying to become the man his father wanted him to be and that he wonders if he paid too high a price for his success. He tells Annie that she'll do fine, because she always lands on her feet, and Annie says that she doesn't want to do fine. She wants someone to comfort her. When Gregory says that he wants to make love to her, but that's not what she really needs, Annie tells Gregory that she wants to be left alone, but Gregory refuses to go. They kiss.

Baby Switch
Olivia & AJ

Olivia tells the man that she killed her baby because of her drinking problem. When the man encourages her to find out what happened to her baby, she says that her husband says that she's to blame for the baby's death. When he says "Don't listen to Gregory. He's wrong!" Olivia realizes that she knows the man.

 

May 13, 1998

AJ

She recognizes the man who saved her -- AJ. She tells him that he broke her heart, and he tells her that he never forgot her and encourages her to find out what happened to her baby.

Ben/Derek

Meg looks through Ben's wallet, and a picture of Ben and Derek as children falls out, but Meg doesn't see it.

Martin's Syndrome

Tyus finds Vanessa. She tells him that she has to face the fact that she has Martin's Syndrome. Tyus tells Vanessa that she needs her loved ones near her while she's ill. He says that if she needs to be alone, she can live with him in his spare bedroom. Vanessa accepts Tyus's offer.

Annie & Gregory

Annie pulls away from Gregory because she can't stand the thought of Gregory putting his clothes on and leaving in the morning, and then pretending that nothing happened between them whenever they see each other. Annie tells Gregory that she changed her mind because he can't give her the one thing she wants -- love.

 

May 14, 1998

AJ

Gabi helps Cole investigate his father's "crime." Gabi tells Cole that Frank Doyle, the witness, disappeared without a trace. AJ makes Olivia promise not to tell anyone that he's coming back to Sunset Beach because he wants to tell Cole himself. AJ arrives in Sunset Beach, determined to find Cole.

Annie & Gregory

Del's apparition reminds Annie that she has to marry Gregory by the end of June. She resists, but when he belittles her he causes her to renew her resolve to marry Gregory.

 

May 15, 1998

Gregory & Annie

Annie and Gregory get intimate for the first time and are caught by Olivia.

AJ

AJ and Cole meet for the first time.

Ben/Derek

Sara finds the picture of Ben and Derek and realizes that they're identical twins. Derek reminds Ben that today is the fifth anniversary of Maria's death, and the day that Ben had thought that Derek had died. Thinking she's alone, Meg practices her apology to "Ben" for not realizing that it's the anniversary of Maria's death, but the real Ben is listening.

Eddie's Death :-(

Bette finds Eddie's body.

 

May 18, 1998

AJ

Cole tells AJ that he doesn't want anything from him. AJ tells Cole that he had no idea that Elaine was pregnant when he left Sunset Beach. After Cole leaves, AJ vows that he won't leave Sunset Beach until he gets him back.

Annie & Gregory

Annie tells Olivia that she's going to steal Olivia's family, just like Olivia stole her family, and Olivia says that she couldn't have stolen Del's love from Annie, because Del never loved Annie.

Eddie's Death

Bette gives Ricardo the envelope with the leter that Derek forged, which accuses Eddie's bookie of the murder. Bette can't give Ricardo any information about Eddie's bookie other than that the night before he was killed, he told Bette that all of his troubles were over. Bette rejects Annie when she comes to comfort her.

Ben/Derek

Derek drops his glass of champagne when Ben wills Derek to stop fondling Meg. Ben starts to think that maybe he and Derek share some kind of psychic bond, and it appears that he can use it to give Derek headaches, just like the ones that Ben gets when Derek's up to no good.

 

May 19, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Vanessa tells Tyus that she wants to check into a hospital, but he says that he wants her to stay so that he can study Martin's Syndrome up close and possibly find a cure.

Ben/Derek

Meg puts her doubts about "Ben" out of her mind and they get intimate. Afterwards, she still can't shake the feeling that he's a stranger. Derek tells Ben that he was never intimate with Maria.

Sara

Casey sets up a press conference for Sara to make a statement. Sara tells the reporters that she didn't sleep with Congressman Blythe, but they don't buy it.

 

May 20, 1998

Eddie's Death
Gabi & Ricardo

When Meg asks Ricardo if he thinks that Ben had something to do with Eddie's death, he tells Meg that he just wants to ask Ben about what Eddie was working on for the Liberty Corporation in hopes that it will lead him to Eddie's killer. Casey tells Meg that he saw Derek arguing with Eddie before his death.

Ben/Derek

Meg tells Sara that there wasn't the usual connection there is between her and "Ben" when they were intimate in the lair. She also tells Sara about how Casey saw Derek talking to Eddie. After a protracted struggle, Ben knocks Derek unconscious. While Ben is walking toward the door, he passes out. Casey finds Ben unconscious on the floor, but doesn't see Derek.

 

May 21, 1998

Ben/Derek

Meg at Ben's bedside in the hospital

Casey calls for an ambulance for Ben, and the paramedics take Ben to the hospital. While visiting Ben in the hospital, Meg feels the connection to him return. Though he's uneasy about leaving Meg, Casey and Ricardo leave to inspect Derek's lair. In Derek's lair, Casey tells Ricardo that "Ben" didn't want anyone to look in the back room.

AJ

Cole accuses AJ of being the person behind the theft of his hair sample. The lab technician leaves a message on someone's answering machine, saying that time is of the essence in "the Cole Deschanel matter," and that Cole is "a perfect match."

Gregory & Annie

Gregory admits that, although he still wants Annie, she was just a momentary fling for him.

Sara

Gabi sympathizes with Sara, telling her that she knows what it's like to be the subject of unwanted attention.

 

May 22, 1998

Ben/Derek

Ricardo and Casey go into the back room, but Derek has removed all trace that he held Ben in the back room. Tyus tells Meg that Ben is extremely dehydrated and that he doesn't know how someone could get that dehydrated in a few hours. When Sara tells Joan that she found a picture of Ben and his twin, Joan tells Sara that she shouldn't show the picture to Meg right now, because Ben's brother is dead. Derek roughs himself up so that he can take Ben's place in the hospital, then he sets fire to the warehouse.

Baby Switch

Olivia tells Gregory that she's determined to find out what happened to her baby.

 

May 26, 1998

Baby Switch

Olivia comes goes to see Dr. McCrae and explains that she needs help remembering the day her baby died, and so Dr. McCrae regresses Olivia to the day she had the baby. Olivia remembers how loving Gregory had been that day. She also remembers the phone call and that the person on the other end told her to meet somewhere. Annie lures Dr. McCrae away from Olivia's side just as Olivia remembers seeing Annie in the cabin.

Ben/Derek

Ricardo tells the assembled Cummingses that Derek's lair burned to the ground, and, it could have been arson, he posted a guard in Ben's room.

AJ

Cole tells AJ that Del kidnapped Cole and arranged for Elaine to be told that he had died. When AJ says that he wants to kill Del for kidnapping Cole, Cole tells him that Elaine beat him to it.

 

May 27, 1998

Ben/Derek

Derek kills a drug addict, making it look like an overdose. He puts Ben's wallet on the dead addict. Ben begins to regain consciousness. Ricardo asks Ben if he can tell them who did this to him, but before Ben can answer, Ricardo gets called away for the dead addict.

Sara

Hank brings numerous messages for Sara -- all from the same person. Casey overhears Sara talking to the person who left the messages for her, saying that the reporters didn't believe her "and why should they?" After Sara hangs up, we find out that her friend taped the phone call.

Baby Switch

Annie blackmails Dr. McCrae with the pictures of her and Eddie. Dr. McCrae brings Olivia out with no memory of the day she lost her baby. Belatedly, Annie thinks that she should have had Dr. McCrae ask Olivia if she had an affair with Cole.

 

May 28, 1998

Martin's Syndrome
Tyus & Vanessa

Tyus encourages Vanessa to go visit Lena, telling her that when Vanessa visited Lena before, it was the first time that the nurses had ever seen Lena smile. Vanessa agrees to go visit Lena. Virginia tries to convince Michael that Vanessa might not want to be found. When Gabi tells him that Vanessa's mother is ill and is confined to a hospital, Michael realizes that the patient that Vanessa was visiting at Cedar Oaks is her mother.

AJ

AJ hires someone to get information on the resort that the Liberty Corporation is building. Cole asks AJ what happened between AJ and Gregory that made him leave town, so AJ tells Cole that Olivia worked at the Richards house and he had just decided that he loved Olivia and not Elaine. When he went to the Richards house to tell her, Gregory set a trap for him, and gave him a choice -- leave town or go to prison. Bette tells Gregory that she's concerned that AJ and Olivia will discover what she and Gregory did to them, but Gregory says that AJ is there to patch things up with Cole, not to resume his relationship with Olivia.

Emily

Emily tells Sean that they're hiring lifeguard trainees and that she's training to get one of the two positions available.

 

May 29, 1998

Ben/Derek

Derek ducks into the supply closet gets some drugs to put into Ben's IV to kill him. Ricardo tells Meg that the case is offically closed, but that he doesn't think that the dead guy was the person who attacked Ben, because there's no evidence that he torched the warehouse. In what they refer to as the Decedent Affairs Department (morgue), Derek changes the dead guy's autopsy to say that traces of kerosene were found on his hand. When Ricardo finds the notation about traces of kerosene on the hands of the dead guy, Ricardo decides that he must have been the guy who attacked Ben. Derek grabs a death certificate and a cremation order and puts the drugs into Ben's IV.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia sees Vanessa and is, apparently, stunned by her appearance. Vanessa explains that she had to disappear to spare Michael the pain of knowing that she has the disease, and she asks Virginia to make Michael forget that he ever loved her. She tells Virginia that she'll never come back to Sunset Beach, and that if Michael loves Virginia, at least she'll know that Michael can be happy. Michael goes into Lena's room to talk to her. When Lena tries to send Michael away, he won't be dissuaded. Finally, Lena sends Michael away by claiming that she doesn't have a daughter.

Emily

When she finds Sean filling out an application for one of the trainee positions, Emily needles him about it. Emily points out to Sean that he only has one week to prepare, and he tells her that he's a "cram at the last minute type of guy," and wishes her luck.

 


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