Sunset Beach Timeline -- July 1998 

 

July 1, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

 

Thinking he is Michael, Vanessa kisses Tyus, declares her love for him, and asks him to make love to her. Michael tricks Dr. Estrada into telling him what Lena's ailment is by claiming to be her nephew. Dr. Estrada reveals that Martin's Syndrome has a prominent skin symptom. Virginia overhears Tyus and Vanessa, and she realizes that they believe that she's been cured. Then she deduces that they are under the influence of some sort of drug. She takes advantage of this opportunity. After they pass out, Virginia makes it look like they have been intimate.

Dana

Tim dreams of being pushed from the scaffolding by "Ben" when a strange woman awakens him. A nurse tells him that she mostly kept to herself, and that she had never wandered into another patient's room before. Tim's visitor has a nightmare, and wakes up screaming.

Ben/Derek

Gabi tells Antonio how proud of herself she is for putting herself on the line for a friend, and that she finally put someone else's needs before her own. Antonio tells Gabi that he thinks that she is beautiful. Derek runs after Meg, and Ben chases Derek. Casey and Ricardo arrive and find the cabin deserted. While running from Derek, Meg ends up on top of a cliff. While Meg balances on the edge of the cliff, both Ben and Derek came out of the woods claiming to be Ben. Meg makes her choice of who she believes is Ben, and it is apparently the right one, because the other twin calls her a "bitch." The twins fight, and in the struggle, they fall off the cliff.

Annie & Gregory
Gregory tells Annie his attorneys have advised him not to marry her unless she signs a prenuptial agreement. Annie at first resists, but then she realizes that the clock is ticking, and that once she's married to Gregory, she'll have her own money, so there won't be any harm in signing the agreement. Gregory is relieved that she is willing to do it, and tries to convince Annie to go back to Sunset Beach to get the prenuptial agreement. A frantic Annie suggests that his attorneys fax it to them. When the agreement arrives, Annie signs it without reading it. Gregory and Annie finally get married as the clock advances toward midnight..
 
July 2, 1998
  Pre-Empted for Wimbledon
 
July 3, 1998

Pre-Empted for Wimbledon

 

July 6, 1998

Annie & Gregory

The minister declares Annie and Gregory husband and wife. The marriage certificate is dated 12:01 AM on July 1, but Annie convinces the woman to change the date on the marriage certificate to June 30 by claiming that June 30 is her deal ol' departed dad's birthday. Gregory gives a surprised and delighted Annie an ostentatious diamond. Later, he overhears Annie musing that her life with Gregory will be like a dream come true.

Martin's Syndrome

Vanessa and Tyus as Virginia photographed them

Virginia takes incriminating pictures of Tyus and Vanessa on the couch. Vanessa and Tyus regain consciousness. When they notice their dishabille, they reassure themselves that they couldn't have gotten physical with each other.

Dana

Tim, Joan and Sara all hear the woman screaming in her room. The nurse tells them that the screaming is the woman who had been in Tim's room earlier. Despite the nurse's assurance that she was just having a bad dream, the woman insists that it seemed real to her.

Ben/Derek

Ricardo and Casey hear Meg cry out when Ben and Derek go off the cliff. Ben catches himself and climbs back up. Derek, hanging onto a ledge, begs Ben to save him. Ben grabs Derek's hand, and Derek tries to pull him off the cliff. Ben refuses to give up on his brother, but eventually his hand slips, and Derek drops to the bottom. Casey and Ricardo search for Derek's body, while Ben comforts Meg. Ricardo apologized for not believing Ben about the existence of Derek. Ben said that he knew what it was like to believe the worst of someone and end up being wrong. Ben tells Meg that Derek told him that he never slept with Maria, and that his mistrust of her was what killed her. Meg tries to convince Ben that Derek was playing mind games with him, but Ben isn't appeased. Before they head back to Sunset Beach, Ben promises that nothing will ever come between them again.

 

July 7, 1998

Annie & Gregory

Everyone is displeased when Gregory carries Annie over the threshold. Caitlin tells Gregory that she's disappointed in him for marrying Annie. Bette warns Annie that she is going to ruin her life by this marriage because Gregory will only ever love Olivia. Gregory tells Caitlin that he never would have gotten back with Olivia and points out that he only became open to Annie because of Caitlin's apparently close friendship with her. Gregory reminds Caitlin that she asked Annie to be Trey's godmother. Annie tells Caitlin that if she isn't Trey's godmother, she'll tell everyone that Trey isn't Caitlin's biological child.

Baby Switch

In the cabin, Olivia recalls holding her baby and that he was alive. It occurs to Olivia that someone else was in the cabin when she gave birth. She can't remember who the other person was, but that it was someone she knows well. She also realizes that this person kidnapped her baby. Olivia walks in on Annie and Caitlin arguing about whether Gregory will ever be able to love Annie. Olivia tries to throw Annie out, but Gregory tells her that Annie has every right to be in his house, since they're married. Annie holds out her hand so that Olivia can admire her ring, and Olivia realizes that the other person at the cabin was a woman.

Ben/Derek
Ricardo & Gabi

The DA tells Gabi, Antonio and Ricardo that she intends to press charges against Gabi and Antonio. When Bette threatens to publicize the fact that the DA is pressing charges against the people who rescued Ben, the DA agrees to drop the charges. Ricardo also suggests that the DA put in a good word so that Gabi can keep her job.

 

July 8, 1998

Sara

Sara realizes that Casey risked his life to save Meg. He tells her that both Meg and Sara deserve to be happy. Sara admits that she is having a hard time putting the affair with Congressman Blythe behind her, and Casey convinces her to tell her parents the truth. Melinda says that she is going to leave town and tries to talk Sara out of telling her parents the truth. After Melinda leaves, Sara tells Casey that she doesn't think she should tell her parents, because Melinda suggested that now might not be a good time.

Baby Switch

Olivia nearly remembers who the woman was in the cabin, and Gregory tells her to stop being so dramatic. Olivia is shocked when Gregory says that Annie is going to be Trey's godmother. Caitlin says that both Olivia and Annie will be Trey's godmothers. Olivia accuses Caitlin of taking Annie's side against her. Gregory tells AJ that he can become a partner in the Liberty Corporation. Carmen encourages Olivia to attend the baptism, because then all of her questions will be answered. Annie overhears Olivia telling Antonio that she wishes she'd never slept with Cole.

Maria's "Death"

 

Carmen admits that it was Derek she saw trying to hurt Meg, but she still won't admit that Ben didn't kill Maria.

 

July 9, 1998

Baby Switch

When they arrive at the church, AJ offers to leave, but Cole asks him to stay, saying that even though all isn't forgiven, he wants AJ to be part of Trey's life. Antonio gives Caitlin a present -- a music box that plays "Rock-A-Bye, Baby." Annie tells Caitlin to stop playing it, but Olivia insists that she needs to remember. While holding Trey during the baptism, Olivia recognizes him as her own baby. When Annie takes Trey from Olivia, Olivia remembers Annie taking her baby from her.

Ben/Derek

Ben gets a call that they didn't find Derek's body. He reassures Meg that Derek's body was washed out to sea; there was no way he could have survived that fall. Ben tells Meg that he has to learn to live with the mistake that he made not trusting Maria. Meg, not realizing that he knows that she was intimate with Derek, tries to figure out how to tell him. When Meg attempts to tell Ben about being intimate with Derek, he won't let her, and she wonders if he already knew the truth.

 

July 10, 1998

Dana

Meg hears the mystery woman crying out in her sleep, and goes in to see if she can help her. The woman wakes up and asks Meg not to call a nurse. Meg said that she'd do anything she can to help, including leaving the room, but she stops Meg before she can leave the room. When Ben came out of Tim's room, Meg was gone. He asked a nurse where Meg went and she directed him to the mystery woman's room.

Baby Switch

Olivia only manages to say the words "my baby" before fainting. Annie realizes that it was seeing Annie holding Trey that triggered her memory, so she hands him to Sean with the words, "he's your brother, or your nephew, whatever he is." Olivia tells AJ that she was holding her own baby, not her grandchild. AJ says that it was just a normal reaction to holding any baby and reminds her that holding Trey brought back her memories once before. In the ladies' room, Olivia wonders whether whatever she remembered was too painful to retain. As she wonders what it was that made her remember, Annie comes in. Olivia points out to Annie that she has everything she ever wanted, but that Annie will never be happy, because she doesn't know how to be happy. Annie tells Olivia to "put a cork in it," which triggers Olivia's memory again. Olivia grabs Annie and exclaims, "You stole my baby!"

 

July 13, 1998

Liberty Corporation

AJ tells Cole that he wants the Deschanels to take back what's rightfully theirs -- control of Sunset Beach. So, to that end, he asks Cole to work for him at the Liberty Corporation.

Baby Switch

Olivia accuses Annie of kidnapping her baby, but Annie denies it. Finally, when Olivia asks Annie if she killed her baby, Annie confesses that her baby is still alive. Olivia doesn't care what she has to do, as long as she gets her baby back. Annie warns Olivia that it will really hurt the woman who's been taking care of him to lose Trey. Olivia says that she doesn't care about the other woman, because he's not the other woman's to love, he's Olivia's. Annie takes Olivia to the sanctuary, where she points to Trey and reveals that Trey is her son.

Ricardo & Gabi

Gabi thanks Ricardo for getting her job back for her. Ricardo says that he had to get Gabi's job back for her because he'd never see her otherwise, since Gabi refuses to go out with him. Gabi says that Ricardo hasn't asked lately, so Ricardo asks Gabi to be his date for the cruise.

Sara

Melinda delivers the tape to her agent, and they plan their strategy to leak the information to the press. Sara is jealous of the warm welcome Meg receives from their parents, admitting that she's glad she didn't say anything to her parents. Casey warns her that they're going to find out sooner or later, and that if she wants her parents' respect, she has to tell them the truth. Just as Sara is about to tell her parents, reporters invade their home armed with Sara's taped confession.

 

July 14, 1998

Sara

Hank and Joan are stunned by the tape on which Sara confesses to the affair with Congressman Blythe. Sara finally admits to the affair with Congressman Blythe, explaining that she was flattered that Congressman Blythe paid attention to her ideas; no one had ever treated her like that before. She confesses that things got carried away. Sara tells her family that her job in Washington was the only time she has ever felt equal to Meg. Casey tells Sara that he thinks that Melinda taped their conversation, but Sara refuses to believe him. Her agent convinces Melinda to go back to Sunset Beach and face Sara, to catch Sara's reaction to Melinda, and her opinions about Congressman Blythe, on camera.

Baby Switch

Annie tells Olivia that Caitlin had a miscarriage after the car accident, and that it was Olivia's fault. At first, Olivia doesn't believe Annie when she claimed that Caitlin knew about Gregory's plan to take her baby and tell her that it had died, until Annie says that Caitlin was driving so erratically because she knew about the plan. Annie explains that Caitlin thought that Cole would leave her if she wasn't pregnant, and says that Caitlin is now infertile. Olivia asks if Caitlin knows that Trey is Olivia's. Annie says that she told Caitlin that the mother was an unwed teenager. When Olivia threatens to expose Annie, Annie points out that she would lose that way, but Olivia would lose, too, because losing Trey would break Caitlin's heart.

 

July 15, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Michael realizes that Vanessa had been having Martin's Syndrome symptoms, and hid them from him. He concludes that Tyus must be treating Vanessa for Martin's Syndrome. Tyus tells Vanessa that she would never have done anything that she wouldn't do when she was sober, but she confesses that she thought that he was Michael, and now she's afraid they had gone further than they realized.

Ben/Derek

Ben tells Meg that he knows that she slept with Derek, and she begs for his forgiveness. He tells her that he doesn't hold her responsible, and reassures her that their love will be enough to get them through the difficulties caused by Derek

Baby Switch

Olivia says that she wouldn't let Trey go -- not this time. Nearly everyone at the baptism believes Olivia has flipped her lid. Sean convinces Olivia to give Trey back to Caitlin. Olivia bolts from the church, and Antonio finishes up the baptism. Caitlin blames herself for Olivia's breakdown. Olivia realizes that it's more painful to know the truth about what happened to her baby.

 

July 16, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Tyus comes up with another potential cure, which could cure her -- or kill her. He decides that he has to test it out on someone else before giving it to Vanessa. Dr. Estrada sends Lena out of town for treatment.

Baby Switch

Caitlin tells Olivia that she knows about the plan to take her baby and tell her it was dead, but that she knew that Olivia would never go through with Gregory's plan because she's a mother, and no mother would never knowingly take a baby from its mother, especially since she bonded to Trey the first time she held him. Trey made her whole. Cole tells Olivia that after seeing her with Trey, he isn't going to keep her from seeing him.

Shockwave

Everyone feels the earth move when the first tremor hits.

 

July 17, 1998

Martin's Syndrome

Tyus decides to inject himself with the virus to test the cure. Michael confronts Tyus, revealing he knows that he is hiding Vanessa. At first, Tyus denies it, but he finally confesses that Vanessa was adamant about dealing with her illness by herself. Michael realizes that Vanessa wanted to save him from dealing with her illness. When Tyus explains to Michael that he plans to give himself Martin's Syndrome to test his cure, Michael grabs the hypodermic needle from Tyus and injects himself with Martin's Syndrome.

Sara & Casey

In an effort to get Sara to stop worrying about the revelation that she really did have an affair with Congressman Blythe, Casey invites her to go on the cruise with him. She accepts.

Shockwave

A desperate Melinda discovers that the only way to make it to the boat was to rent a Jet Ski and follow them.. Fearing for the safety of those on board, Carmen tries to convince the dock worker to call the boat back, but he insists he can't. Not knowing that Vanessa's in his apartment, Jimmy and Virginia come to see Tyus. Amy, Sean's ex-girlfriend, turns up as Brad's date. While Gabi, Sean and Amy discuss Terror Island, Emily asks what happened on the island that got everyone so upset.. Melinda arrives. Francesca and Cole spot one another across the room.

The earthquake hits.

 

July 20, 1998

Shockwave

 

Ben and Tim are trapped together, as are Meg and the mystery woman. Ben and Tim decide that they need to make sure Meg is okay. When Meg sees that the mystery woman's bracelet says that her name is "Dana," she starts calling her by that name. Dana refuses to let Meg out of her sight, so Meg takes her with her as she leaves the room. They open the door and see the dead body of one of the nurses. Dana screams. Meg tries to take Dana's mind off of the dead nurse. Tyus admits that Vanessa is at his apartment. Tyus tells Michael that he needs to refrigerate the cure immediately, or it will spoil. Tyus reaches through the broken window and opens the door of the lab. Vanessa is about to leave the building when she spots Virginia. After saving Virginia, the pair realizes that Jimmy is still trapped. Gregory and AJ are trapped under mounds of fallen debris. Annie starts to try to release Olivia from the rubble she was trapped under, but Olivia begs her to save Trey. While Annie tries to use a four-by-four as a lever to lift the rubble off of Olivia's legs, the chandelier falls.

 

July 21, 1998

Antonio's Past

Gabi tells Antonio that she has just found out that they have agreed to split the proceeds from the auction with St. Teresa's church in Rosario, Mexico, which surprises Antonio, who thought that all of the money was going to St. Joseph's. Gabi asks Ricardo the name of the parish that Antonio worked for in Mexico and found out that it was St. Teresa's in Rosario.

Sara

Casey counsels Sara to forget about the tape for as long as they were on the cruise. Melinda approaches Sara.

Emily & Sean

When she spots Bette, Emily disappears. Amy takes advantage of Emily's absence to drag Sean onto the dance floor, but Sean leaves to find Emily. Brad comments that he doesn't like Emily, and Amy asks if he'd like to see her brought down a peg or two. Meanwhile, Sean asks Emily why she keeps running away, but she denies she is running away from anything.

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

Caitlin meets Phillip and Francesca. Phillip invites Cole and Caitlin back to his room for a drink. Caitlin calls home and is told that they've lost touch with shore. After Caitlin and Cole leave the room, Francesca accuses Phillip of having set her up, but Phillip denies knowing that Cole was on the ship.

Shockwave

Annie lifts the rubble from Olivia's legs just before the chandelier fell. Annie unsuccessfully tries to convince Olivia to go with her for help. Olivia insists that she isn't going to leave without Trey. Annie and Olivia begin to dig furiously when they hear Trey crying upstairs. Virginia and Vanessa find Jimmy. Vanessa tries to let him out, but more debris falls from the ceiling. Virginia tells Vanessa that she is going to go to Jimmy and brace the wall so that Vanessa can pull Jimmy up. This plan works and Jimmy is rescued, but Virginia ends up trapped.

 

July 22, 1998

Sara

The cameraman catches Sara slapping Melinda on film. When Casey spots the cameraman, he chases him out of the room. When she realizes that she is no longer being taped, Melinda refuses to speak to Sara further. Melinda confesses that she set Sara up because she was jealous of how close Sara and Congressman Blythe were. Melinda had loved Congressman Blythe for years but he never looked at her twice. Casey tells Sara how proud he is of her for standing up to Melinda. Sara says that now that she knows what Melinda was really about, there is nothing Melinda could do to hurt her anymore. Meanwhile, Melinda informs the cameraman that she has come up with another plan.

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

When Phillip discovers Cole and Caitlin smooching on a rollaway bed in the storage room, he arranges it so Francesca would go to the storage room and walk in on Caitlin and Cole making love.

Shockwave

A stranger rescues Gregory, then asks him if he had seen AJ. Gregory points out which pile of debris AJ is under. At first he tries to buy the car from the young man, but he finally realizes that if he is going to get a car, he had to help the young man dig AJ out. When they unearth AJ, he is unconscious, but he soon comes to and recognizes Leo. Gregory is surprised when AJ calls Leo "my son."

Dana

Dana tells Meg that she doesn't know her name. They call her Dana because she was nearly killed in a car accident at Dana Point. Her car blew up right after they rescued her from it, and she didn't have any ID on her. Dana tells Meg that she knows that she was coming to Sunset Beach for a reason. Dana comments that the nurse looks peaceful, then she said "Vaya con Dios. Duerme con los angeles." ("Go with God. Sleep with the angels.") Then she crosses herself. Meg points out that Dana speaks Spanish, and Dana wonders how she learned the language. In an attempt to change the subject, Dana asks Meg about her fiance. When Meg says Ben's name, the name registers with Dana. Meg explains how she met Ben over the Internet, and how important it had been to hear those three little words -- "You have mail." Dana thinks Meg's story is wonderful, and wonders if she ever had a love like that in her life. Dana asks Meg if she met Ben's family. Dana has another flash when Meg mentions Derek, describing him as Ben's identical twin brother, who died recently. Dana believes that twins figured prominently in her life, too.

 

July 23, 1998

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

Phillip tells Kurt that his decision about whether Cole will live or die depends on Francesca's reaction to catching Cole and Caitlin together. In the storage room, Cole meets Francesca's eyes and temporarily loses interest in Caitlin. Francesca goes out into the hallway to cry. Francesca returns to their room and slaps Phillip, telling him that she knows he sent her down to the storage room to catch Cole and Caitlin together. Later, Phillip tells Kurt that Francesca failed the test, and they would have to kill Cole.

Antonio's Past

Kurt brings Phillip's donation, which is a statue like the one that Gabi found in Antonio's things when he moved into Surf Central. Gabi questions Antonio about the statue. He, in turn, asks her where it came from, but she tells him that she didn't know. He is visibly upset, but won't talk to her about it.

Emily & Sean

When Sean finds out that Emily missed her prom, he tells her that they'll make this dance her prom night. Emily takes Sean to show him her dress, which Amy and Brad had just frinished trashing. Emily tries to hide how upset she is when she sees what Amy and Brad did to her dress. Sean leaves to confront Amy and Brad and runs into Bette, telling her that his date's dress was ruined. Bette comforts Emily through the door to the dressing room. She shares the story of how a jealous ex-girlfriend ruined her prom dress. Emily decides to confide in her, but when she opens the door, Bette is gone. Meanwhile, Sean confronts Amy and Brad about the damage to Emily's dress. They deny it, but he doesn't believe them. Amy vows to make Emily's life hell.

Shockwave

Annie agrees to help Olivia rescue Trey. Together, they make it to the second floor. Gregory, AJ and Leo arrive. Just as Olivia says that she is afraid that Trey is dead, Trey starts to cry. Annie picks up Trey just as the floor beneath her starts to break apart!

 

July 24, 1998

Dana

Dana admits that she is afraid that the feeling that a twin was part of her life was just an attempt to fill in the blanks in her memories. Meg asks when was the last time she had the feeling that they'd found something that fit into her past. Dana says that it was when Meg was talking about Ben. Dana explains that she doesn't really remember Ben, but the way that Meg feels about Ben. Meg tried to prompt Dana to remember details about the man she loves. Dana thought that if she was truly and deeply in love with someone, she should remember something, but she didn't. Meg told Dana that she was sure that Dana loved someone once. She promised that she and Ben would do everything they can to help Dana put the pieces of her life back together.

Shockwave

Ben and Tim finally get out of the room, and find Hank and Joan, who are both unconscious, but alive. Ben yells for Meg, and when she hears his voice, Dana has another flash of memory. Ben, Tim, Hank and Joan find the room where Meg and Dana are. Ben pulls Meg through a hole in the wall, but Dana backs away fearfully. As the floor disintegrates under Annie's feet, both she and Olivia grow increasingly panicked. Gregory tries to convince Annie to give Trey to him. Annie refuses, because she is afraid that if she gives Trey to him, he'll just leave her there to die. Gregory coaxes Annie, explaining that the only way he can save her is if he takes Trey first. Olivia panics when she realizes that Trey isn't breathing, and she and Gregory leave to take Trey to the hospital. AJ and Leo reach for Annie and pull her across the gap. Vanessa and Jimmy are unable to help Virginia because of falling rubble. Although Jimmy protests leaving his mother, they go to get help.Vanessa returns, telling Virginia that she sent Jimmy to safety with some paramedics. She also sent for help to rescue Virginia. She tries to convince Virginia, who was ready to give up, that she needs to save herself for Jimmy's sake. Tyus tries to talk Michael out of going for Vanessa by saying that the more Michael moves around, the faster the disease will travel through his system, which would lessen his chances for a cure. But Michael is determined, and they decide to work together. The paramedic tells Tyus and Michael that he hasn't been able to get backup, and that at least one woman is still trapped in the building. Michael is so glad to see Vanessa that he doesn't even see the marks on her face. They share a tearful reunion. Tyus begins to rescue Virginia. Time is running short, so Michael crawls under the debris to lift it off of Virginia. A grateful Virginia thanks all three of her rescuers. An aftershock hits. Falling debris lands on Michael and Vanessa. Dana is trapped alone in the hospital room. AJ, Leo and Annie fall through the floor of the nursery. Olivia and Gregory get into a car wreck.

 

July 27, 1998

Shockwave

Annie awakens trapped under Lourdes' dead body. AJ removes Lourdes' body, and Annie is guilt-stricken over having caused Lourdes' death. Annie realizs that Leo is AJ's son. When Leo explains that he came to Sunset Beach see why AJ hadn't come home yet, Annie said it was because of Cole -- Leo's brother. Leo says that AJ never mentioned another son. When AJ returns, Leo asks him about Cole. Gregory's first thought upon awakening is for Trey, but he is fine. Olivia remains unconscious when Gregory tries to wake her up. Gregory startes to panic about the thought of losing Olivia forever. Olivia regains consciousness. She is inconsolable until Gregory hands Trey to her. She notices that Gregory is crying, but he denies it. Olivia is about to tell Gregory that Trey is her baby, she notices that something is wrong with him. A gas line was broken in the quake and Tyus and Virginia are knocked unconscious by the blast. Tyus regains consciousness, and he starts to look in his bag to make sure that the cure is safe, but he passes out again. Vanessa chastises herself for trying to drive Michael away and finally tells him that she was trying to keep him from giving up his life for her the way her father gave up his for Lena. Michael insists that he would have been willing to make that sacrifice for her, not because he has a duty to, but because he loves her, and he's nothing without her. Tyus and Virginia are rescued, but Michael, Vanessa, and Tyus's medical bag are left in the building. Hank is seriously injured after saving Joan from harm. Ben, Meg and Joan take Hank to South Bay General. Dana, trapped alone in the room, says the Lord's Prayer in Spanish to herself. Tim tries to rescue Dana. When Tim makes it into the room, Dana shies away from him.

 

July 28, 1998

Sara

Melinda approaches Sara, bursting into false tears and proclaiming how ashamed she is of herself in a loud voice. She apologizes for taping Sara without her knowledge and hands her an envelope, claiming the videotape is in there. She also offers to send an e-mail to her agent that she isn't going to write her book after all. They don't believe her, but she begs them to come to her stateroom. Sara wonders if Melinda is telling the truth, and Casey tries to figure out what Melinda is up to. Meanwhile, in her stateroom, Melinda opens a bottle of wine and puts sleeping pills in it..

Antonio's Past

Antonio isn't pleased to see Phillip, who claims that he underwrote the entire cruise to support Antonio's work, both in Sunset Beach and in Mexico, because it's the least he can do after everything the people of Rosario gave him.

Emily & Sean
Emily & Bette

Not knowing who Sean's date is, Bette wheedles a gown out of Francesca for Emily to wear.

Phillip

Someone sends Caitlin an anonymous gift: a diamond bracelet. Caitlin assumes it is from Cole, but Cole thinks it's from Phillip, and tells her that he didn't send her the bracelet.

Shockwave

AJ admits that Cole is his first-born son, and that he left Sunset Beach before he knew that Cole's mother was pregnant. Leo is hurt because AJ claimed he was Sunset Beach on business. A seismologist reports that the epicenter of the second quake was offshore..

 

July 29, 1998
Dana
Dana tells Tim that her name isn't Dana, but that they call her that because she can't remember her real name. Tim realizes that she is afraid to leave the building because Cedar Oaks was all she knew. He was able to convince her to leave, and brought her to South Bay General for medical attention

Shockwave

Joan, Meg and Ben at the hospital after Hank's injury

The doctor informs Joan and Meg that they don't have the proper equipment to treat Hank's head injury because of the quake. Ben offers to fly the Liberty Corporation's helicopter up to San Francisco to get the equipment that Hank needs. Meg lets Ben go to get the equipment for her father, but not before she makes him promise that he'll return to her safely. Meg offers to let Dana stay with her and Ben. Gregory and Olivia get out of the car just as it explodes. A bystander who was holding Trey for them, says that it appears that Trey was having trouble breathing, and takes them to the hospital. The doctor says that he needs to speak to one of Trey's parents. Gregory overhears Olivia admit that she's Trey's mother. The seismologists notice a tidal wave forming..

Ricardo & Gabi

Gabi is surprised to find out that Ricardo used to be in the Navy. Captain Nelson of the ship offers to give Ricardo a tour, which he gladly accepts.

Antonio's Past

Antonio accuses Francesca and Phillip of tricking him into stealing the treasure from the people of Rosario, and she responds if he hadn't been so interested in her, it wouldn't have been so easy to steal the artifact.

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

Phillip says that he sent the bracelet to Caitlin. When Cole says that it is nearly identical to Francesca's, Phillip says that Francesca's is real, but Caitlin's is a cheap imitation.

Francesca overhears Phillip talking about his plans to kill Cole.

 

July 30, 1998

Sara
Sara & Casey

Casey maintains that he doesn't believe Melinda's sudden about face. Just as Sara and Casey are about to kiss, Gabi and Ricardo arrive. Ricardo and Casey go off to talk about the problems with the ship's radio, while Gabi and Sara talk about Sara's blossoming feelings for Casey. Gabi reclaims her date, leaving Sara and Casey alone together. Sara pressures Casey to give Melinda a second chance.

Melinda shows Sara and Casey the e-mail she claims she is planning to send to her agent. She wants them to share a drink with her while waiting for communications to be restored. When Sara and Casey refuse to have a drink with her, Melinda plays on their sympathy to persuade them.

Emily & Sean
Emily & Bette

 

Sean tells Emily that he hopes that they could be more than friends. Emily is surprised, and confesses she feels the same way about him. They kiss. Bette walked in on them. Bette tells Sean he is dating her daughter!

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

Cole tells Francesca that Phillip is obsessed with her and that he wonders how far Phillip will go to keep him away from her. Francesca warns Cole to stay out of Phillip's way. Cole says that if Phillip lays one hand on Caitlin, he'll kill him. Francesca gloats to Phillip about her encounter with Antonio in Mexico. She says that she never slept with Antonio, because he takes his vows very seriously. Kurt gives a note that is apparently from Antonio to a steward to give to Cole. When he reads the note, he assumes that it is about Francesca and left to meet Antonio. Instead he discovers Phillip, who corners him with a gun.

Baby Switch

Gregory assumes that Olivia said that she is Trey's mother so that they don't have to waste time trying to reach Caitlin. The doctor admits that he doesn't know what was wrong with Trey. AJ says that Olivia is just an old friend, but Leo doesn't buy it. AJ tells Leo that he wants him to go back to Europe, but Leo insists he won't leave until he meets his brother.

Shockwave

The seismologists radio all of the ships that they can reach about the impending tidal wave. However, they are unable to contact the Neptune II.

 

July 31, 1998

Phillip
Cole & Francesca


Cole disarms Phillip, who picks up a fencing foil and holds it on him. Cole grabs the other foil, and they duel. Francesca tells Caitlin that Phillip plans to kill Cole.

Sara

Casey and Sara unconscious on the bed

Casey passed on having any alcohol, since he was on duty as a lifeguard. When Sara took a sip of her wine and then passed out, Melinda pretended to be upset. Casey looked in Melinda's purse and found the valium. Just as he was about to take Sara out of the room, he grew weak, and realized that she drugged his water, as well. Melinda undressed an unconscious Casey and Sara and took pictures of them in bed together.

Emily & Bette

Emily tells Sean that she hasn't seen her mother in over a year. Emily says that her friends always loved Bette, because she always let them play with her jewelry, not costume jewelry, the real stuff. When Bette says that she did it because she loved Emily, Emily responds that she would have preferred it if Bette had been a "real" mother -- baking brownies, etc.

Shockwave

 

Ricardo and Gabi when the tidal wave hits

Radio communication is finally restored just in time for Ricardo to overhear the captain spotting the tidal wave coming on the radar. Ricardo rushes out to the deck to rescue Gabi.

THE TIDAL WAVE HITS! Casey and Sara roll off the bed onto the floor. Phillip lets go of Cole. Ricardo just reaches Gabi as the tidal wave hits.

 


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