Sunset Beach Timeline -- August 1998 

August 3, 1998

Shockwave

Bette trapped near the ceiling of the dining room

Casey and Sara wake up. First, they realize that their clothes are missing, then they figure out that the room is upside down. When they try to leave the room, they find that the door is stuck. While they are trying to get the door open, the porthole pops open and the room is inundated with water. Emily panics when she can't find Bette, who is trapped near the "ceiling." Emily coaxes her into jumping into a makeshift safety net created from a tablecloth. Phillip is knocked unconscious by the ship capsizing, and so Cole ties him up. Francesca doesn't want to leave him like that, but Cole promises that he'll come back for Phillip once they have been rescued. When Cole, Caitlin and Francesca leave the room, they run into Kurt, who pulls a gun on Cole. Cole and Kurt fight, and Cole knocks Kurt out. Ricardo tells the others that the captain is dead. He explains that the only way they'll survive is to go to the "top" of the ship. One of the crewmembers tries to convince the others that Ricardo's plan will never work, because the ship isn't sinking. Suddenly, an explosion rocks the boat.

Martin's Syndrome

A barely conscious Tyus tells Virginia that Michael gave himself Martin's Syndrome, and tells her that the cure, which has to be refrigerated, is in his bag at the apartment building. Michael tells Vanessa that he's never been happier than he is now. They make love.
Since it's her fault that Michael has Martin's Syndrome, Virginia returns to look for the cure. She asks a police officer about Michael and Vanessa and is told that they were rescued. The police officer, who was talking about Tyus and Virginia being rescued, tries to stop her from going into the building, because the building is likely to collapse. When he is called away, Virginia takes the opportunity to sneak into the building and finds Tyus's medical bag.

 

  August 4, 1998

Shockwave

Ricardo tries to convince the passengers to follow him

Ricardo tries to rally the passengers to leave the dining room, but the stubborn crewmember and several passengers refuse to leave. Ricardo finds a railing that they can use as a ladder to climb out of the ballroom. Casey gets the door open just in the nick of time. Melinda realizes that if Sara dies, she'll be a martyr and no one will buy her book. There is another explosion! When the walls of the dining room start to cave in, the people in the dining room scramble onto the railing, which collapses. Only Melinda and the cameraman make it to the top. When she catches up to the others, Melinda realizes that she left the galley door open on her way through, and that water is coming in through it.

Martin's Syndrome

When Michael tells Vanessa that he gave himself Martin's Syndrome to test Tyus's cure, Vanessa loses her temper, telling him that she'd rather die herself than see Michael hurt. Michael insists that he did it for her, because he can handle anything life throws at him, as long as he has her.

Dana

Dana has another memory flash when Meg tells her how close Mark and Ben were. Dana sees a picture of Ben and Meg together.

August 5, 1998
Shockwave

When he discovers that steam is blocking their way out, Ricardo tried to shut off the valve. In the process, the steam scalds him, but he is finally able to shut off the steam. Cole insists that they can't just go wandering around the ship, they have to develop a plan. Francesca said that when she and Cole worked together, they used a short wave radio to keep in touch with each other. She continued with that while working with Phillip, and tells Cole there is a radio in Kurt's room. Cole heads to Kurt's room. Soon after, Antonio finds Caitlin and Francesca. Caitlin goes after Cole, leaving Antonio alone with Francesca. Francesca tells Antonio that she regrets her missed opportunities, and asks Antonio to hear her confession. Meanwhile, Caitlin catches up to Cole. While she is trying to convince Cole to go back to Antonio with her, he gets the radio working again. Elsewhere, Phillip regains consciousness and vows to make Cole pay. He finds Cole and shoots at him.

Martin's Syndrome

Virginia drops the vial, and it breaks. The police officer rescues Michael and Vanessa, telling them that Virginia wouldn't give up on them. Virginia told Michael and Vanessa that the cure was destroyed. Vanessa nearly despairs, but Michael assures her that the important thing is that they are together.

Baby Switch

The doctor tells Olivia that Trey is bleeding and they can't stop it. Gregory decides to track Caitlin down so they can tell her about Trey's condition. However, because of the earthquake, he is unable reach anyone who even knows the name of the ship that Caitlin and Cole are on.

AJ's Secret

Wanting to do something to help, Leo offers to donate blood. After AJ talks to the woman in charge of taking blood, she tells Leo that they don't need any of his blood type.

 

 August 6, 1998 
Shockwave

 Ricardo explains to the others what choices they are faced with -- take the chance of being killed by an exploding steam pipe or drown when the ship goes under. Melinda told Bruce, the photographer, that she wants the pictures of Sara and Casey, because she intends to make sure that Sara is remembered as a whore. He gives the pictures to her. Then Bruce falls from the ladder and drowns. Melinda runs away screaming. Ricardo goes back for Antonio. Casey finds one set of scuba gear to share with Sara when they swim away from the sinking ship. When Melinda spots them and tries to horn in on their escape, Sara and Casey agreed -- reluctantly -- to help Melinda.

Phillip
Cole & Francesca

Francesca confesses that she sold herself to the highest bidder -- Phillip. Phillip gave her everything that she thought she wanted, but she was still unhappy. Francesca tried to act like she loved Phillip, but he knew that she'd always love Cole. When she says that she wishes her prayers could save Cole, Phillip overhears and declares that her prayers won't save anyone! Francesca tries to convince Phillip that they can try again, but he doesn't buy it. Phillip shoots at Cole.

 

Baby Switch

Olivia blames Annie for everything that has happened to Trey. When Gregory breaks up their argument, Annie admits that everything is her fault, because she picked a fight with Olivia, making it sound like Olivia is unstable. Annie interrupts Gregory comforting Olivia to tell him the name of the ship that Cole and Caitlin were on. Gregory, Olivia, Annie, AJ and Leo are shocked when they see a news bulletin about the tidal wave.

 

August 7, 1998

Shockwave

The bottom part of the ladder drops off just as Gabi and Ricardo reach the top of the ladder. Brad, Ricardo and Gabi go to make sure that the path ahead was clear. Phillip shoots at Cole, but Francesca jumps in front of him, taking the bullet in her upper arm. Cole and Phillip fight and the gun goes, and hitting Phillip. His dying words to Francesca are that Cole will never love her. After realizing that Phillip really is dead, Francesca declares that she is finally free. The next part of the path is flooded, so Ricardo swims it underwater, leading a rope between the two points and leaving Gabi to time how long it takes to make the swim. However, a pipe lands on him while he is swimming. When Brad refuses to save Ricardo, Gabi goes after him. Gregory makes plans to go to the capsized ship, and AJ and Leo talk him into taking them, as well. Olivia and AJ and Olivia and Gregory say their farewells.

Sara

While Melinda is in the process of vowing that she'll never speak to her agent again, the film floats out of her cleavage. She begs Casey to get the film back for her. Casey guesses correctly that the film is pictures of him and Sara naked in her bed. He throws the film back to her. When a shark attacks Melinda, Casey has to restrain Sara from trying to rescue her. Casey and Sara cling to a floating piece of debris and swim for shore.

 

August 10, 1998

Shockwave

Gabi giving Ricardo CPR

Joan gets the good news that the equipment that Ben brought allowed the doctors to see that they don't need to operate after all. When Gabi rescues Ricardo, he's unconscious, so she gives him CPR. Amy confesses she doesn't know how to swim, so Bette helps Amy swim across the passage. Ricardo finds a blowtorch. While he's opening a hole in the hull of the ship, Gabi notices that the boiler is about to explode. Cole and Antonio decide to climb up the remnants of the ladder through the ship's steam shaft. Antonio makes it up safely, but Cole is burned, and falls into the water.

Dana

Dana recognizes Ben's keys on the counter. When Tim confesses his continuing love for Meg, Dana says that she remembers the feeling of loving someone who didn't love her, even though she has no specific memories of the person she loved.

 

 August 11, 1998 

Dana

Dana has nightmares about drowning, and says, "I love you. I'll love you forever" in her sleep.

Baby Switch

The doctor interrupts yet another Annie/Olivia fight with the news that he knows why they can't stop Trey's bleeding. Trey's internal organs weren't fully formed, and so his blood isn't clotting. He says that only blood from his mother can save him.

Shockwave

When they find out that the Neptune II capsized, Joan, Ben and Meg decide not to tell Hank, because concern for his younger daughter might hamper his recovery. Gregory and AJ agree not to mention Trey's condition to Caitlin and Cole. When Tim asks if Gregory loves her more than he loves Olivia; Annie insists it doesn't matter. Tim realizes that Annie hasn't changed: she is still chasing after men who are in love with someone else. Caitlin is inconsolable when Cole fell, refusing to leave without him. A distressed Francesca promises God that if Cole survives, she'll never do another bad thing again. Francesca reminds Caitlin that she needs to go back, because Cole would want her to go to Trey. Ricardo and the others successfully push open the hole that Ricardo made in the ship, just as Gregory and AJ's helicopter passes overhead. They fire a flare, successfully attracting the helicopter's attention. The harness comes down for Antonio and Ricardo just as the boiler explodes. Caitlin breaks the news to AJ that Cole didn't make it. We see the empty plank that Casey and Sara had been on -- with a shark circling it.

Emily & Bette

Bette and Emily discuss their difficult past together. They confess their love for one another and make amends.

 

August 12, 1998
Shockwave

AJ pulls Cole out of the water

Just as the ship explodes, Ricardo and Antonio jump into the water, grabbing a piece of debris to help them stay afloat. Just as the search party was about to give up on Antonio and Ricardo, Gabi spots them. Francesca, blaming herself for Cole's death, asks Antonio if he can forgive her for helping Phillip steal from the residents of Rosario. Antonio assures her that he sees a changed woman. AJ refuses to go back without Cole -- dead or alive! He spots Cole's body in the water, and he jumps in after him. They bring Cole up to the helicopter, but he doesn't have a pulse. Finally, after extensive CPR, Cole regains consciousness. Gabi wonders how to break the news to Meg about Sara and Casey. Everyone is shocked to hear about the earthquakes that rocked Sunset Beach. Gregory breaks the news to Caitlin and Cole about Trey's condition. The survivors arrive at the hospital. When Francesca flirts with Ricardo, Antonio informs her that he is (a) his brother and (b) a police officer.

Baby Switch

Olivia tells Annie that in order to save Trey's life, Caitlin will have to hear the truth.While mulling over her options when Olivia tells the truth to save Trey, Annie has a fantasy that she is in the old west with Olivia, Caitlin, Cole, Sean, AJ, Leo, Bette and Gregory out to get her. Later, Annie tells Olivia that they needed to work together to save Trey. Gregory, Cole, Caitlin and AJ share a happy reunion with Olivia and Annie. The doctor is confused when Caitlin declares that she is Trey's mother.

 

 August 13, 1998 

Baby Switch

Caitlin is upset when the doctor tells her that the only thing that can save Trey was blood from his biological mother, and that blood from anyone else would kill him. Annie comes up with a plan. First, she tells Caitlin that Trey's biological mother will be willing to give blood for Trey's sake. Then she tells Olivia that if she donates the blood anonymously, everyone wins -- Gregory will never find out that Trey could be Cole's son, Caitlin will never find out that Trey's really her brother, and Cole will never find out that Trey isn't Caitlin's biological son. Olivia refuses to go along with this plan. Caitlin confesses to Olivia that Trey isn't her biological son, then breaks down into tears.

Shockwave

Gabi tells Meg about Sara's disappearance. Ben tries to comfort Meg by telling her that there are islands near where the ship went down and they are searching each of the islands for survivors. Meg and Joan decide not to tell Hank about Sara's disappearance until he is stronger.

Cole & Francesca
AJ's Secret

Cole has a hard time adjusting to the idea that AJ saved his life. Leo tells AJ that he can't wait to meet this son whose life is worth risking his own for. When AJ seems reluctant to introduce them, Leo suggests that AJ doesn't want him to meet Cole. Cole goes down to the emergency room to have his burn treated, and is brought into the same examining room as Francesca. They decide to go their separate ways. Gregory overhears Francesca telling Cole that she hopes that he remembers the good times and not just the cruise, and Cole replying that whatever they had is over. Leo confronts Cole, calling him "big brother."

 

August 14, 1998

Shockwave
Sara & Casey

Sara and Casey discover a radio in a deserted shack. Casey radios the coast guard and informs them that he and Sara are alive, but that they aren't sure where they are. Dana asks Tim to help her escape so that she can support Meg in her hour of need, just like Meg supported her. Ben gets a phone call about Casey's message to the Coast Guard. He tells Meg that Casey and Sara are alive, but that they weren't able to tell the Coast Guard where they are.

AJ's Secret

Leo and Cole agree that they need to find out why AJ wants to keep them from meeting.

Baby Switch

Caitlin confesses to Olivia the full circumstances surrounding her miscarriage. Olivia decides to let Caitlin keep Trey. At Annie's suggestion, Olivia impersonates Caitlin to give the blood to save Trey. Annie tells Caitlin that Trey's biological mother is donating the blood.

 

August 17, 1998

Baby Switch

When he enters the room he was told Caitlin was in, Cole discovers Olivia instead. Olivia claims that she isn't giving blood for Trey; she is just donating blood for the blood bank. The nurse leaves to take the blood to the blood bank. Annie reassures Olivia that they'll get the blood to Trey somehow. When the nurse leaves the bag on the counter, Olivia pretends to faint, which gives Annie the chance to change the label to one that says "Caitlin Richards."

Dana

The picture (or a reasonable approximation thereof) that Tim finds in the rubble

Gregory asks Tim to stop by his house to give a check to the foreman in charge of the repairs. Dana catches Meg when she first comes home. When they walk into the house, the living room gives Dana deja vu. Dana tells Meg that she feels that the ocean is calling to her. Meg urges her to go ahead down to the water. As soon as Dana gets to the water, she becomes terrified. Tim finds a picture of Annie and Dana in the rubble. While he is looking at it, he says, "Oh, my God. It's her."

Emily & Bette

When Emily arrives for a visit, Bette overdoes the mother/daughter stuff, and Emily has to tell her to back off a little.

 

August 18, 1998
Maria

 

When Tim sees that the picture was labeled "Annie & Maria," he realizes that Dana is Maria! Suddenly everything makes sense -- the way that she recognized Ben's name, his keychain, etc. He decides that he has to tell Meg. As Tim is leaving the house, he runs into Ricardo, who spots the picture of Maria. Just as Tim is about to tell Ricardo that Maria is alive, Gabi interrupts them. Tim decides not to tell Ricardo about Maria, in hopes that when he tells Meg, she'll turn to him for comfort. Maria decides that she never belonged in Cedar Oaks because someone loved her once -- and she wonders if he still does. Maria dreams that she is walking through Ben's house when Meg walks up to her and says, "Welcome home."

Martin's Syndrome

When Jimmy asks Vanessa if the marks on her face are why she left, Vanessa explains about Martin's Syndrome. Once they are alone, Tyus tells Michael that because he gave it to himself with an injection, the disease will progress differently in him than it will in Vanessa. He gets angry with Michael for giving himself the disease. When Tyus declares that he'd do anything for Vanessa, Michael realizes that Tyus is in love with her.

Sara & Casey

 

The Coast Guard calls to say that they can't find Sara and Casey. Ben knows the area better than most, so he arranges for a helicopter to fly him over to look for them. Sara tries to comfort Casey when he is mourning everyone who died on the ship, realizing that he blames himself for not being able to save everyone.

Maria's "Death"

 

Meg realizes that she's never seen a photograph of Maria and asks Ben what she looked like.

 

August 19, 1998
Cole & Francesca


Francesca and Cole reminisce about their days as jewel thieves, but Cole stops himself when they remember how aroused they got by their first successful job. A nurse brings Francesca's bracelet to Caitlin and asks if it is hers. Caitlin recognizes it as Francesca's. Soon after, Caitlin walks in on Francesca and Cole sharing a tender moment.

Emily & Bette

When Annie visits Bette her aunt tells her that Emily is back, but that she doesn't want to move in with her. Emily returns and Annie greets her with hostility, blasting her cousin for how she treated Bette. When Emily says her mother was never exactly "parent material," Annie insists that Bette was a better mother to her than her own was. Bette overhears Annie telling Emily that love is a two-way street, and that if she wants to screw up a relationship, she can do it with a guy, not with Bette. After Annie leaves, Bette apologizes on her behalf, but Emily admits that she was right. Emily wants to start again, but she is afraid that she ruined things when she turned down Bette's offer to move in with her. Bette is overjoyed when Emily agrees to move in.

Sara & Casey
Sara

When Sara confesses that she feels useless, Casey tells her that she comes up with as many good ideas as he does. He tells her that Meg isn't as perfect as Sara seems to believe, recounting how scared and alone Meg was when she first came to Sunset Beach. Casey and Sara set up a signal fire and then decide to get some sleep. There is only one bed, so Sara suggests that they share. When Sara confesses that she doesn't really want to leave, Casey assumes that she means that it's a relief not having to dodge reporters. Later, Casey wakes up with his arm around Sara and they kiss. A fisherman discovers a roll of film inside a fish's gut.

Maria

 

When Maria tells Dr. Estrada about her dream about Ben's house, she says that the dream is an expression of her desire to have a place where she belongs, and that she thinks Maria should see Meg more often. She also says that she thinks that her memories may come back in her dreams, and recommends that she keep a dream journal. While Tim ponders how to handle his discovery that Dana is Maria, Annie comes by and remarks that Maria taught her everything she knows about telling a lie, because she could get away with anything with her angelic face. After Annie leaves, Tim wonders if Maria is pretending to have amnesia.

Maria's "Death"

 

 

Ben and Meg land on an island that looks like someone has been there recently. Meg spots a heart with the letter "B" carved into a tree, and Ben tells her that he came here with Maria once. They were passing by, and it looked secluded, so they stopped there for a while.

 

 August 20, 1998 
Sara & Casey
Shockwave

 

Casey and Sara are relieved when Ben and Meg arrive, but Sara confesses that she isn't ready to go back to Sunset Beach yet. Casey assures Sara that the reporters have gone on to something new, and the scandal is over. He promises that whatever happened, she isn't going to face it alone. Someone develops the film and recognizes Sara as the woman who had an affair with Congressman Blythe. Just as they arrive, Casey and Sara are accosted by reporters asking about the pictures of them. Sara isn't pleased when Casey declares there isn't a romantic relationship between them.

Martin's Syndrome

Vanessa mourns the future that she and Michael aren't going to have if he dies. While she is crying, Michael wakes up, and she blames herself for Michael's illness.

Baby Switch

AJ suggests blackmailing Dr. Brock into telling them the truth. Olivia is unsuccessful at dissuading AJ, so Olivia tells him that she was drinking heavily the night she lost the baby and the next thing she remembered was waking up in the cabin. AJ asks about the flashes of memory that she's had, and she claims that she convinced herself that the baby was alive because of her shame over what she did. Olivia asks if he hates her and AJ says that he'd do anything for her.

Annie & Gregory

Later, Annie runs into her Uncle Charles, who is trying to get some new clients from the recent disasters. Olivia overhears Annie say she married Gregory to obtain her inheritance, and gloating that now she has everything that she wants.

 

August 21, 1998
Martin's Syndrome

 

When Virginia pulls up Vanessa's sleeve preparing to tell them that she made Vanessa think she had a disease that she didn't have, Vanessa says that she is still sensitive from the skin culture that Tyus took to test his cure. Virginia realizes that if he's using Vanessa's skin to test his cure, he is doing lots of work for nothing. She leaves to stop him before he wastes any more time, but doesn't tell Michael and Vanessa the truth. Without telling him that she made Vanessa think that she has Martin's Syndrome, Virginia tries to convince Tyus not to use Vanessa's sample by telling him that he might not be able to get what he needs from it. Tyus surprises Virginia with his declaration that he got all of the diseased cells he needs from Vanessa. She is shocked to realize that Vanessa really does have Martin's Syndrome.

Maria

While she is in Maria's studio to get a box they are donating to the mission, Meg finds the painting of Maria with the hole in it. Meg asks Ricardo to help identify her friend with amnesia. Tim asks Dr. Estrada if a clue to her past would make Maria's memory return. Dr. Estrada responds that it might, but that she has no idea where to get a clue to Maria's past. But Tim does. Maria tells Meg that Dr. Estrada believes that drawing may help her connect to her past, and she is surprised by how good she is at it. She is drawing a picture for Meg, to show her how important Meg's friendship is to her, but she doesn't want to show it to her until it's finished. The picture is of Ben. Tim arrives to show Ben the picture of Maria and Annie. The door is unlocked, so Tim walks in. Holding the picture behind his back, Tim tells Ben that he wants to talk to him about Maria.

Annie & Gregory

 

AJ, who wants to scrap the resort project, and Gregory, who wants to keep going, decide to set up a time to meet to make a decision. When Olivia asks Annie which side she is going to choose, she states that she would have to agree with AJ.

 

August 24, 1998
Annie & Gregory

 

Gregory pressures Annie to change her mind about the resort. When AJ and Olivia point out that Gregory wants to control her, just like he controlled Olivia, Gregory tells Annie that he controls her stock, because she signed the control of her stock away in the prenuptial agreement. Annie realizes that Gregory just married her for her stock. Olivia tells Gregory that Annie only married him to keep her stock, and he replies that he knew that all along. When Annie leaves in tears, Gregory tries to stop Olivia from going after her, telling her that she's hurt Annie enough. Olivia spits that it's fine with him if people get hurt -- as long as he's the one doing the hurting. Olivia tells Annie that she has been where Annie was now and apologizes for the pain Annie is going through. Then she has a good laugh when she realizes that Annie really did think that Gregory loves her. Olivia tells Annie that no one will ever love her. Gregory points out that he didn't do anything that she didn't do -- they married one another for the stock -- which just went to prove that they are perfect for one another. He kisses her. She makes him sleep on the couch.

Maria

When Meg sees that the drawing is a picture of Ben, she asks how Dana knows what Ben looks like if she's never seen him. Dana reminds Meg that she saw a picture of Ben at Hank and Joan's house. Ben tells Tim that his attempts to make Meg mistrust him aren't going to work. Tim baits Ben, telling him that both Ben and Derek are psychotic, and that Ben is still obsessed with Maria. Ben attacks Tim. During the struggle, Tim falls down the stairs. Tim declares that he came to tell him something, and that Ben will pay. He vows to make Ben's life a living hell, and to save Meg from ruining her life by marrying him. Ben tells Meg that it's time to set a wedding date.

 

Alone in the living room, Antonio dreams about a woman touching his shoulder while he was praying.

 

August 25, 1998
Annie & Gregory

 

Gregory tells Caitlin that he married Annie to protect his interests in the Liberty Corporation. He goes on to say, to Caitlin's chagrin, that he really cares about Annie and he thinks that they are well suited for one another. Annie tells Charles that she knows that he told Gregory about the codicil to Del's will and demanded a divorce from Gregory -- today. Charles throws Annie's words about her success back at her. He informs her that the codicil says that they have to stay married for a year, or Olivia gets the stock. When Annie says that Gregory used her to get her stock, Charles points out that he could have gotten her stock without marrying her, so he must care about her. She thinks Gregory only pities her, and declares that she'd rather die than have Gregory's pity. Bette lets Gregory have it for his treatment of her niece. When Gregory comments that Annie only married him to get her stock, Bette replies that if he believed that, he doesn't know Annie at all. She goes on to say that all Annie ever wanted was to be loved -- even after Del's death, she was trying to win his approval. It occurs to Bette and Gregory that Annie might do something to harm herself. Gregory arrives home and is frantic when he discovers Annie standing on a ledge!

AJ's Secret

A doctor leaves a message on someone's answering machine, saying that Cole is a 99.9% probable match, and that there is no time to waste. The doctor gets a return call and confirms that Cole is an absolute match. He says that they have to get moving as soon as possible. It turns out that he's talking to AJ.

Cole & Francesca
Antonio's Past

 

When Francesca tells him that she doesn't have anywhere to live, Antonio offers to let her stay at the mission. Francesca overhears Antonio warning Cole that Francesca is staying in town for a while. Cole asks Francesca why she hasn't left. She responds that she wouldn't get very far without any money. He suggests that she sell her bracelet, but she insists that she can't sell her bracelet because it is all she has left. She asks him if he wants her out of town because he's afraid of what she might do -- or what he might do.

 

August 26, 1998

Annie & Gregory

Standing on the ledge, about to jump, Annie confesses to Gregory that she fell in love with him. She goes on to say that her discovery that he doesn't love her gave her no reason to go on living. Gregory protests that he really does care about her. She responds that if he cared about her he wouldn't have made her go through everything she went through to marry him. He says it was fascinating to watch her; she's one of the most exciting women he's ever known. Annie says that if Gregory really cares about her, he'll tear up the prenuptial agreement. Gregory agrees to rip up the prenuptial agreement and reaches to help her off of the ledge, but she slips and falls.

Hank & Joan

Hank tells Joan that he is fixing up the waffle shop. He thinks that once the repairs are done, they should approach Elaine about running the waffle shop in her absence.

Sara & Casey

Sara and Casey come to speak to her parents, but they arrive too late -- they had already seen the newspaper with their picture in it. Sara explains everything to her parents. Casey thinks them for understanding that he and Sara are just friends. Casey apologizes to Sara for kissing her and promises that, considering what she went through with Congressman Blythe, he'll never come on to her again. A phone call for Casey interrupts their talk. Sara believes that this proves that after Congressman Blythe, no decent man will have anything to do with her.

 

August 27, 1998
Martin's Syndrome

 

Tyus recreates the cure that he invented before the earthquake. Tyus gives the injection to Michael, who regains consciousness and proposes to Vanessa. Tyus and Vanessa return in time to hear Vanessa accept Michael's proposal.

Meg & Ben's Wedding

Meg and Ben happily tells Hank and Joan that they are getting married as soon as they can book a church. Meg says that they've decided to get married at St. Joseph's, even though that's where Ben and Maria got married. Casey asks Meg if it makes her uncomfortable to get married in the same place as Ben and Maria. She insists that if she were afraid to face Ben's past, she wouldn't be able to go anywhere in Sunset Beach. Meg asks Sara to be her maid of honor, while Ben asks Casey to be his best man.

Annie & Gregory

When she fell, it was revealed that Annie was wearing a safety harness. Hanging from the harness, she tells Gregory that she loves him, and that she'd do anything for him. Gregory tells Bette and Olivia that if he didn't care about Annie, he'd have just left her to dangle. After he lifts her back up, he kisses her passionately, saying that he's flattered that she'd go to such lengths for his attention. Inside, Gregory wants to make love, but she wants him to rip up the prenup first. Gregory insists that he was under pressure, so his promise to rip up the prenup wasn't any good. He pledges to keep her in luxury, but she intends to be a success in the business world. He agrees to teach her business, and maybe, someday, he'll give her stock back. Annie says that she is going to withhold her affections from him until she gets control of her stock. Gregory vows to get her back into bed -- somehow. Annie decides that she needs to get hold of Tim's shares of the Liberty Corporation.

Maria

 

Maria tells Tim about her dream about being in Ben's house. When Dr. Estrada approves Maria to leave the hospital to visit Meg, Tim realizes that if Maria goes back to Ben and Meg's house, her memory will come back more quickly. He claims that with the earthquake and fearing that Sara had been killed, her visits would be the cause of more stress than he thought Meg could handle. Annie arrives to buy Tim's stock from him, just as Ben and Meg came to visit Maria.

 

August 28, 1998
Maria

 

Ben walks into Maria's room and introduces himself to a patient in a catatonic state whom Tim had conveniently put in there. When she doesn't respond, he leaves. Meanwhile, Maria worked on her picture of Ben in another room of the hospital. Ben tells Meg that her friend is sleeping, and they leave. Tim is in the process of moving the catatonic patient out of Maria's room when Maria returns and asks what he was doing. He claims that she wandered into her room and that he was helping her back out. Annie hides behind the desk and listens as Tim and Maria bring the patient out of the room. She goes into Maria's room, where she sees the drawing of Ben. Annie offers to help Tim with his plan to break up Ben and Meg in exchange for his Liberty Corporation stock, but he refuses on the basis that whatever she's up to won't be good for his working relationship with Gregory.

Antonio's Past

Gabi asks Antonio about his history with Francesca, and he agrees to be honest with her -- on the condition that she not tell Ricardo. He confesses that he first met Francesca when he was very young and impressionable. He had no idea that Francesca was a thief, and that he handed over the most valued possession of the people of Rosario to her and Phillip. He has never trusted himself, or human nature, ever since.

Martin's Syndrome

Tyus gets Michael's test results, which prove that the cure works. He promises Vanessa that the cure will work on her, and thinks that it may even help Lena.

 

August 31, 1998
Maria

 

Annie sees Maria and faints. Tim claims that Annie is hypoglycemic, and tells Maria that once Annie has a chocolate bar, she'll be fine. He carries Annie from Maria's room. Tim tries, unsuccessfully, to convince Annie that seeing Maria was just a dream. He finally admits that it was real, telling Annie that Maria doesn't remember the last five years, due to an accident that she was in several weeks ago. Tim explains that he didn't say anything to Maria about knowing who she is because he is afraid that the news would be too much for her. Annie realizes that Tim is going to use Maria to break up Ben and Meg. Tim offers to sell his Liberty Corporation stock to her in exchange for her silence.
Cole & Francesca

 

Francesca tells Cole that Phillip set him up to take the fall if anything happened during a robbery in Germany, and that the evidence still exists, so if he doesn't help her, she'll use it. Cole pretends to be unimpressed by her threats, but Francesca points out that he has a family to protect. Cole tells Caitlin to take Trey and go to San Diego without him.

AJ & Olivia

Olivia gushes that he's a very good friend, but AJ insists that he had hoped that they were more than friends. She tells him that she'll be more easily able to be more than friends with him if he promises not to ever talk about her baby again.

 

 


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