Sunset Beach Timeline October 19981

October 1, 1998

Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

Meg's wedding dress arrives, with a note saying that the lower part of the dress was ripped. Meg panics when she sees the dress, but Maria fixes it. Ben asks Annie if she recognizes the artist of the drawing, and she admits that Maria drew it. She claims that she brought the picture over because she thought that it would be an appropriate wedding present. Ben loses his temper and throws Annie out of the house. Ben gives Meg her pearl necklace. Carmen arrives and tells Hank and Joan that she needs to see Meg - immediately. Maria puts on the dress that Tim gave her and remembers that she was wearing a similar dress when she was drowning. At the moment Maria remembers drowning, Meg's necklace breaks. Hank, Joan and Carmen return to the house to find Ben and Meg picking up pearls. Carmen says that it is a sign that Meg and Ben's marriage isn't meant to be.

October 2, 1998
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

Not knowing why she is there, Maria arrives at the Marina. Her drowning memories become stronger when she sees the Mariah. Maria literally bumps into Quint. When he blurts out that she's dead, she realizes that he recognizes her. When she doesn't recognize him, Quint panics and tells her that he'd go get someone who could help her. A worried Annie and Tim go to look for Maria. After Ben returns her home, Carmen vows that Ben and Meg won't get married, and pulls a gun from a drawer. Hank goes to get the pearls restrung. Meanwhile, Sara comforts her sister, telling her that she'll have the wedding of her dreams, and a marriage that will last her whole life. Sara opens the door to encourage air circulation, and Tim and Annie, who are lurking outside, hear Meg asking why they just couldn't let Maria stay dead. Annie blurts out that Maria's still alive and that Meg's going to have to live with the consequences. When it becomes obvious that Meg isn't aware that Maria really is alive, Tim thinks quickly and accuses Annie of trying to cause trouble when he brought her there to make peace. Tim and Annie leave to look for Maria elsewhere. Sara, Meg and Joan leave for the church. Tim and Annie argue about Maria's whereabouts. While they argue, an orderly says that he knows where "Dana" is. Ben is just about ready to leave for the church when Quint arrives saying that Maria is still alive.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Ricardo tells Gabi that he's worried about Antonio's reluctance to spend time with him. Gabi reassures him Antonio will tell them when he's ready to. After Ricardo leaves to visit Carmen, Antonio arrives. When Gabi sticks herself with a pin, Antonio uses searching for a band-aid as an excuse to escape from her, which makes her realize that she's the one that Antonio has been avoiding.
October 5, 1998
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria
Despite his insistence that Maria's alive, Ben doesn't believe Quint. However, eventually, Ben remembers how he had seen Maria recently and finally agrees to go along with Quint, insisting that he's going to marry Meg, no matter what. Annie pays the orderly off, and he tells them that Maria's at the Marina. Vanessa gives Meg her something old - an antique handkerchief. Gabi gives her something new - a pearl bracelet to match her necklace. Hank and Meg share a tender father/daughter moment, then it is Joan's turn to be alone with their daughter. Meg thanks her mother for giving her the courage to go to Sunset Beach in the first place. Sara breaks the news to Meg that Ben hadn't arrived at the church yet. Ben starts to believe Quint when a passerby says that he saw a beautiful woman with long brown hair get on the Mariah. However, when he sees Annie and Tim on the Mariah, he decides that they must have hired a lookalike to fool everyone into thinking that Maria was still alive. When he arrives at the church, Ben dodges Casey's questions about his whereabouts. Meg and Ben promise that they love each other more than anything else. Carmen arrives, sits down, and takes the gun from her purse. As the bridesmaids file in, the violin and harp play "Ave Maria." Maria arrives at the church just after Hank and Meg walk up the aisle.
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Bette tells Ricardo that she understands that congratulations are due for him. When he is confused, she tells him that he will see what she is talking about.
October 6, 1998
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

As Maria opens the door to the sanctuary, her heel breaks. Antonio begins the wedding. Maria decides that she couldn't go in without washing her hands first, so she goes down the hall to wash her hands. While she is in the restroom, Maria prays for Ben and Meg's marriage, and for her to remember her identity. She gets locked into the restroom. Carmen objects to the marriage. When Ricardo tries to get his mother to leave, she pulls the gun out of her purse. Ricardo disarms her, and it turns out that the gun isn't loaded. Ricardo takes Carmen home. Annie and Tim arrive.
Rosario Jewels
Francesca confesses to Cole that she is worried about what Bernie and Hillary will do when they find that she's the one who stole the jewels. She also tells him that it may take longer than she thought to get the final jewels, because Phillip sold them to a Lance Hadjes, and she can't find Lance Hadjes anywhere. Cole solves the problem by telling her that if they can find the rubies, they'll have Mr. Hadjes. AJ gives Olivia a ruby necklace.
October 7, 1998
Rosario Jewels
AJ & Olivia
Olivia refuses the necklace. Francesca confesses that the chanting still bothers her. They decide to approach Sydney, a fence they know, for information about the rubies. Francesca draws a picture of the rubies, and Sydney gives them an address where they can find them. Cole tries to use the address that Sydney gave them to find Lance Hadjes.
Vanessa's Baby
While getting ready for the reception, Virginia fantasizes about being wealthy and successful and married to Michael while a pregnant Vanessa and poor Tyus are living in squalor.
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria
Tim interrupts the ceremony, saying that he didn't marry Meg, and neither will Ben. Before Tim can show Ben the picture of Maria and Annie, Ben decks him. Bette finds the picture of Annie and Maria, and vows to find out why it was on the floor of the church. While standing on a bucket on a chair to get the window open, Maria falls and knocks herself out. Ben and Meg say their vows and exchange their rings. Antonio pronounces them husband and wife. Maria finally gets out of the restroom, but everyone has left. Meg worries about Maria's whereabouts.
October 8, 1998
Emily & Sean
Amy and Brad send Emily a "Dear Jane" e-mail in Sean's name, then discuss e-mail in loud voices, giving Emily the idea of checking her e-mail. Emily reads the e-mail and leaves the Java Web. Sean decides that anyone can make a mistake, and that he doesn't know when he'll find another woman as perfect for him as Emily is, so he leaves to find her and make up. In tears, Emily packs to leave.
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

A storm blew up, and Annie worries about Maria's state of mind, because she "died" during a similar storm. Casey and Sara toast Ben and Meg's marriage, and then Ben toasts his new wife.

Meg throws the bouquet.

Maria catches it.

October 9, 1998
Emily & Sean
Telling them that he hates Emily, Leo congratulated Brad and Amy on the job they did making her break up with Sean. He convinces Amy to show him the e-mail, which he folds up and put in his pants pocket. He tells Amy that he had lied when he said that he hated Emily and leaves. Sean tells Emily that he doesn't want her to leave, but she leaves anyway. Leo shows Sean the "Dear Jane" letter that Amy and Brad sent to Emily. Suddenly, everything that Emily said made sense, and Sean realizes that he has to find her. Emily tells Bette that she is leaving, so Bette asks what she did to drive her away. When Bette realizes that this is about Sean and not her, she tries to talk Emily out of leaving and offers to drive Emily to the airport.
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

When Ben, Antonio and Ricardo approach her, Maria realizes that they recognize her and faints. Tyus recognizes Maria as a psychiatric patient at Cedar Oaks, and takes her into a private room to examine her. Everyone who didn't know Maria before her disappearance realizes that "Dana" is Maria. Meg reprimands herself for not knowing that "Dana" was Maria, and Ben comforts her, reminding her that she'd never seen a photo of Maria. Tyus says that Maria asked to see Ben. Before Ben leaves to see Maria, he reassures Meg that he loves her.

October 12, 1998

Emily & Sean

While Emily is calling her father, Bette persuades the ticket agent to tell her that she couldn't get her on a flight. Emily refuses to leave the airport for fear of missing another flight to Connecticut. Bette tells Emily that she isn't going to leave the airport without her, and so she convinces Emily to let her get a room at one of the hotels at the airport.
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria
Carmen arrives, saying that the signs were clear that she had to come there, and Ricardo and Antonio tell her that Maria's alive. Maria, who hasn't regained her memory, apologizes to Ben for the awkwardness of their first meeting. He asks why she asked for him, and she responds that she asked to see him to apologize for disrupting his reception. Ben decides against telling Maria who she is. However, she realizes that he recognizes her when he calls her by name. Maria asks Ben if they were close, and he responds that they were very close. She begs him to tell her how they know each other. When Meg asks why Annie hates her, Annie says that Meg caused her to lose Ben and Maria both, and now Meg will be the one to suffer. When she says this, Meg realizes that Annie had known that Maria was alive. Annie denies it, but Meg remembers all of the times that Annie had mentioned Maria recently. After Annie leaves, Meg curls up in a fetal position on the floor crying. Casey comes in to comfort her, and Sara and Tim walk in on them.
October 13, 1998
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria
Sara suggests that maybe Maria has had her memory for a while and has been pretending to have amnesia, but Meg denies it, saying that Dana couldn't do anything like that. Sara then suggests that perhaps Maria could. Dr. Estrada says that Maria's condition may have been worsened by her unexpected contact with people from her past. Just as Ben is about to tell Maria the truth, Dr. Estrada and Tyus enter the room. Ben leaves to check on Meg. Alone in the room together, Maria demands that Dr. Estrada tell her what's going on. Dr. Estrada says that no one can give her her memory back, she has to remember who she is on her own. She offers to introduce her to other people who know her, in hopes that one of them will strike a familiar chord. Dr. Estrada asks the Torreses not to tell Maria how they know her. Dr. Estrada introduces Maria to her family, who are overwhelmed by seeing her. She doesn't remember any of them. Carmen breaks her word and tells Maria that she's her mother. After Antonio and Ricardo remove their mother from the room, Maria worries about whether she will ever remember anything when she couldn't remember her own mother. Maria realizes that the only person she trusts is Meg, and asks to see her. When Gregory overhears Annie blaming Tim for her inability to see Maria, he says that he knows that she had something to do with Maria's sudden appearance, but Annie denies it. When Meg enters the room, Maria says that she trusts Meg, and asks her what everyone's keeping from her.
Vanessa's Baby
Maria's return reminds Vanessa how uncertain life is. Michael reassures her, and proposes -- with a ring this time. She accepts.
October 14, 1998
Rosario Jewels
Cole begins working on the Lance Hadjes mystery. Sydney told them that Lance Hadjes' last known address was in St. Etienne, France, but there are no Lance Hadjeses in St. Etienne, France. Cole then realizes that Lance Hadjes is an alias. When Leo arrives for dinner, he sees the map of France that Cole had been looking at, and remarks that St. Etienne is one of AJ's favorite places. Later, while Cole is picking up Trey's blocks, he realizes that Lance Hadjes is an anagram for AJ Deschanel. Olivia finds the picture of the Madonna and realizes that the ruby at the top of the crown was on the necklace that AJ tried to give her. Olivia tells AJ that she had heard that someone had jewelry stolen from their hotel room, and AJ reassures her that the necklace is safe.
Meg & Ben's Wedding
Maria

Meg tells Maria that she wants Dr. Estrada's approval before telling her about her connection to Ben, and Maria responds that the idea of remembering is less frightening if a wonderful man like Ben was a part of her life. She asks Meg to reassure her that she, Maria and Ben will all be friends when she regains her memory. Ben tells Annie, and all of the other witnesses, that when he married Meg, he never meant anything more than his wedding vows - ever. Annie presses Ben to admit that he would never have looked at Meg twice if he'd known that Maria was alive. When Dr. Estrada says that Ben and Meg are staying in town to help her regain her memories, Maria is touched that they care that much. Ben tells Meg that while he's not sure if they're married, he'll never stop loving her.

October 15, 1998
Rosario Jewels
Olivia decides to bring Cole down by letting Caitlin find out that Cole has been planning to steal the rubies from AJ, so she invites Caitlin to join her for breakfast with AJ. AJ becomes suspicious when Cole drops by to see him unannounced, asking if it is too late to mend their fences. Cole calls Sydney and asks ifshe could identify the rubies from a picture of them. Despite her misgivings, she agrees. When Olivia gives AJ a gift, he says that he couldn't accept her gift if she wouldn't accept his. He tells Caitlin that he had tried to give Olivia a small token, and Olivia says that it was hardly a small token. Finally, AJ offers to take them to his room and let Caitlin decide if Olivia should have accepted it. Cole breaks into AJ's room, and is taking pictures of the necklace when he hears AJ, Caitlin and Olivia arriving.
Maria
Ben tells Meg that he considers them married, and that no one is going to take that away from them. Hank and Joan are in no mood to sign the papers for the Waffle Shop, but Sara convinces them that Meg would be upset if she knew that the return of Maria caused them to lose the Waffle Shop. Dr. Estrada tells the Torreses that she isn't allowing Maria to have any visitors. When they protest, she asks them to put themselves into Maria's place, and think about how upsetting it would be to be surrounded by people they don't recognize, who claim that they know them and want something from them that they can't give. Dr. Estrada asks Ben to back her up about not letting anyone see Maria. Ben hesitates, but Antonio surprises everyone by backing her up. He explains to Ricardo and Carmen that they have to do what's best for Maria, not what's best for them. Carmen and Ricardo reluctantly give in. When Maria tells her that Meg is her best friend, Annie loses it and snaps that Meg is no friend of hers. Maria wonders why Annie would tell her that Meg isn't her friend, and Annie tells Maria the truth -- that she and Ben were married. When Dr. Estrada is called away, Ben sneaks to Maria's room. The revelation that she and Ben were married causes Maria to break down and she dashes from the room - right into Ben's arms. Meg tells Tim that she had figured out that he knew about Maria before yesterday. She goes on to explain that she has figured out Tim's whole plan and demands that he admit the truth.
Tee-Hee
Casey and Sara ponder whether there's someone out there controlling their lives, putting them in crazy situations, and watching them find their way out.
October 16, 1998
Maria

Tim tells Meg that he tried to tell her that he had found out about Maria, but when he came to tell Ben, Ben made him fall down the stairs, and when he tried to tell Meg, she told him that she wasn't interested in anything that Tim had to say. Meg tries to explain to Tim that they never would have worked out because he has too much emotional baggage about growing up with alcoholic parents, and that he needs to learn that you can't lie and cheat your way into being loved. He promises that he will never lie to or cheat her again. When he finds out that Annie told Maria that she was married to him, Ben tells her how she "drowned" five years ago. Dr. Estrada chastises Ben for letting Maria get upset, and he tells her that Annie had just told Maria that she and Ben were married. Dr. Estrada chews out Annie, Ricardo and Ben for pushing Maria. Finally, she decides that two of the thee of them could go in. Ricardo and Ben won't even consider letting Annie be one of the two. When they go in, she is gone and the window is open. Annie admits that she knew that Maria was there before, and that Maria had gotten off of hospital grounds before. In the parking lot, Maria is disoriented, but two men offer her a ride. They pull to one side of the road and tell Maria that they have to part ways there. Ricardo gets a call telling them where Maria had been seen with the men, and he and Ben go after her. The men corner Maria on the beach

Rosario Jewels
AJ shows the necklace to Caitlin. She tells Olivia that she should have accepted it from AJ. When Caitlin picks it up, she says that it is cold to the touch. Cole makes arrangements to show Sydney the pictures of the rubies.
October 17, 1998
  Pre-Empted in San Antonio, Texas
October 20, 1998
Emily & Sean
Sean arrives to stop Emily from leaving, but she's already on the plane. When the security guard stops Sean from going onto the plane, Bette and Leo create a diversion. Sean barely makes it onto the plane before the security guard drags him away, so all he can do is call out to Emily that there had been a terrible mistake. When Emily's plane takes off, but Emily isn't on it. Sean explains to her that he didn't send the "Dear Jane" letter. Leo convinces the guard not to arrest Sean.
Maria
Meg sees Ben and Maria by the swings, and wonders why they are there when Ben said he would be visiting her at Cedar Oaks. She walks closer and hears Maria say that she loves Ben. Meg runs away and doesn't hear Maria say that she remembered telling Ben that she loves him, but that she couldn't remember the feeling. He asks her to come back to his house, so that they can call Cedar Oaks and tell them where she is. While fantasizing about kissing Casey, Sara actually does kiss him. She apologizes profusely and tells him to just forget about it. He says that he couldn't just forget about the kiss, and then he kisses her. However, before they can get any closer, he sees Meg running away from Ben and Maria, and chases after her. Meg *finally* admits that she is jealous of Ben and Maria's past together. She tells Sara and Casey that she heard Maria say that she loves Ben. They reassure Meg that she's the love of Ben's life. Figuring that Ben had to have taken Maria back to Cedar Oaks by then, she goes home. When Maria tells him how she felt the first time she was in his house, Ben tells her that he built the house for her, and that it hasn't changed very much since she lived there. He mentions the studio, and she says that she wants to go up there in hopes of remembering something else, so he takes her up there. Maria finds a book of poems that she gave Ben as a gift, and she recites one of the poems in it from memory. Just as Ben gets off the phone with Dr. Estrada, Maria comes downstairs and kisses him. Meg walks in on the kiss.
October 21, 1998
Maria
Ben and Maria are speechless when Meg catches them kissing. Maria stops Meg from leaving and thanks her for being willing to help her, regardless of who she is, which completely confuses both Ben and Meg. It turns out that Ben is still legally married to Maria. Ben promises that he won't stop until they have their future secured.
Rosario Jewels

When Cole tells her that he'd decided that he isn't going to steal the rubies, Francesca realizes that AJ has the rubies. Francesca tells Cole that if AJ has the rubies, then he's as evil as Bernie and Hillary are. Sydney tells Cole that he and Francesca belong together, and he admits that they did always say that death is the only thing that could separate them. Olivia tells Annie that she's not sure that Cole will be willing to steal the necklace from AJ, so she wants Annie to convince Gregory to buy the necklace from AJ so that Cole can steal it from her. When Annie says that AJ would never sell the necklace to Gregory, Olivia says Annie that she'll make sure that AJ's willing to sell the necklace to Gregory, and Annie's job will be to convince Gregory to buy the necklace.

October 22, 1998
Maria
When Maria confronts her, Annie says that she only kept the truth from her as long as she did because Tim convinced her that she might regain her memories at the wedding. When Maria asks her why she risked this precious friendship just to hurt Meg, Annie claims that the old Maria would have understood. Maria says that Meg is her best friend and that she will never forgive Annie for ruining that friendship. Meg tells Maria that she'll do whatever she can to help Maria -- no matter what happens.
Rosario Jewels
Cole & Francesca
As Cole arrives, he overhears Bernie and Hillary demanding the jewels from Francesca at gunpoint. Working together, Cole and Francesca disarm the pair and threaten to call the police if Bernie and Hillary come around again. Francesca decides that this has gone far enough and that they need to stop because she is afraid that something might happen to Cole. She finally admits that she has always loved him - even when she married Phillip. She wanted Cole to help her because she had thought that they would get back together, and now that she sees that she was wrong, and that the more intense things get with Bernie and Hillary, the more at risk Cole will be, she has decided that she can't risk that. AJ tells Olivia that since she refused it, he has decided to sell the necklace. Later, Gregory tells AJ that their insurance won't cover all of the earthquake damage to the resort, and that the shareholders will be responsible to pay for the excess. He offers to cover AJ's share of the repairs in exchange for the necklace. When she arrived for dinner, AJ tells Olivia that he sold the necklace. When they were alone in the room, Olivia passes that news on to Cole. Gregory gives Annie the necklace.
October 23, 1998
Rosario Jewels
AJ tells Olivia and Cole that he sold the necklace to Gregory. Now knowing that Gregory has the rubies, Cole has himself paged with the excuse that he has to go to work. Gregory tells Annie that he gave her the necklace to apologize for getting carried away at Cedar Oaks. Annie has a nightmare about Olivia turning up in their bed, along with Cole, and Caitlin and AJ. The conversation ends in a fight over the necklace. When Francesca tells him that she's leaving for Rosario that night, Cole realizes just how scared Francesca is. Cole tells Francesca that Gregory has the rubies, and that he would help her to steal them from him, because he owes it to her to get them. They decide that they need to steal them that night. Cole returns to the restaurant to tell Caitlin that he won't be back that night. While he is there, he sees Annie wearing the necklace.
Sara & Casey
Casey tells Sara that he wanted to make sure that he was over the hurt that Rae caused him before he got involved with Sara. She asks him if he wanted to be more than friends, to which he replies that he wants to make sure that she was ready first. Sara kisses him.
 

Sean shows Emily the apartment he's renting above the restaurant. When Emily realizes that Sean expects their relationship to progress to a sexual one, she tells him that watching her mother's track record with men has made her cautious, and that she doesn't want to rush things. He says that taking their time to move forward is fine with him, just as long as they *do* move forward.

October 26, 1998
Rosario Jewels

Olivia tells Annie to meet her at the power plant, so Annie tells Gregory that he needs some time with Caitlin and that she is going out for a walk. She makes sure that Cole overhears Gregory saying that the necklace will be in the hotel safe overnight. Amy gets a call from her father, telling her that everything was about to fall apart. When they are disconnected, she cries on Brad's shoulder. Olivia instructs Annie to start telling people that she intends to give that necklace to the art museum immediately after the Halloween party. Annie at first refuses, but finally gives in. She tells Olivia that she wants the necklace back after Cole has stolen it. When they hear footsteps, they realize that they were being watched. Cole and Francesca encounter a guard dog while breaking into the hotel safe for the necklace.

Maria

Maria tells Antonio that, in a way, she's afraid to remember, because Meg is like a sister to her and she doesn't want to do anything to damage that relationship. However, the more she talks about it, the more impatient she grows, until she finally demands that something has to be done to help her get her memory back. Meg tells Casey and Sara that Maria is still Ben's wife, and that she won't let Ben divorce Maria until Maria can make an informed decision regarding whether she wants to stay married to Ben. Dr. Estrada suggests that Maria move in with Ben and Meg.

October 27, 1998
Maria

Ben objects to Dr. Estrada's plan to have Maria move in with them. Dr. Estrada says that if Maria doesn't remember soon, she may suffer from a breakdown that she'll never recover from. Ben and Meg make love. Afterward, Meg has a dream about Maria waking her up, demanding to know what she's doing in bed with Maria's husband.

Rosario Jewels

Olivia and Annie see a rat and decide that that's what made the sound they heard, but we later see the man's shoes. Olivia explains that if Annie says that she is going to donate the necklace to the museum, Cole will think that the Halloween party will be his last chance to steal the necklace, and that once he's stolen the necklace, Caitlin will have to watch her husband being led away in handcuffs. Bernie starts aging before Amy's eyes. He asks to speak to Amy privately, and tells her that he may need her help later, so that she must come home within the hour. She asks him if this has anything to do with the chanting, but he refuses to answer. Cole gets the guard dogs to settle down, but the security guard who heard them barking comes to investigate. When the security guard leaves for a moment, Cole and Francesca sneak out. Caitlin tells Cole that they have gotten approval to move back into Gregory's house. Cole realizes that this might be the chance he needes to steal the necklace, so when Caitlin asks him if he would rather move into their own place, he says that Gregory's house would be fine with him. Gregory runs into Francesca at the bar, and tells her that since she wants Cole and he wants Caitlin to be happy, there might be something they can do to both get what they want. Francesca responds that nothing anyone can do will break up Caitlin and Cole. Annie does the most difficult thing she's ever done - tells Gregory and Francesca that she's going to donate the necklace to the museum. Gregory tries to talk Annie out of donating the necklace to the museum, but she replies that his love for her has inspired her to be generous. Francesca realizes that the Halloween party will be their last chance to get the necklace. Bernie approaches Olivia as she opens her door, telling her that she has to get the jewels back before it's too late.

October 28, 1998
Vanessa's Baby

When Michael makes waffles for her, Vanessa has her first bout of morning sickness, but she later explains it away by saying that the smell of maple syrup makes her ill. Michael tells Virginia that Vanessa had been sick to her stomach that morning, and that Tyus is planning to leaving town. Virginia decides that if he knew that Vanessa is pregnant, Tyus wouldn't leave town. In an effort to get a urine sample so that she could see if Vanessa is pregnant, she calls the Sentinel pretending to be an FBI agent, asking if they have a drug testing policy. When the woman in the human resources department says that they don't, Virginia offers to run drug tests on the Sentinel's employees.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Gabi and Ricardo witness Antonio losing his temper with the contractor and demanding to know when the renovations will be finished. After Ricardo leaves to visit Carmen, Gabi asks Antonio to help her plan a surprise birthday party for Ricardo. Antonio responds that he will be too busy to help her this week, which reminds her of how jumpy Antonio has been around her lately. Carmen tells Ricardo that she wants to patch things up with him, so she gives him a necklace that her mother gave to her for him to give to Gabi on her behalf.

Maria
Ben and Meg go to the hospital to discuss alternatives to having Maria move in with them with Dr. Estrada. When he finds out that Tim has been pestering Maria, Dr. Estrada tells him that if Maria were to move in with them, they would be able to protect her from people like Tim. Ben tells Dr. Estrada that he's not concerned with Maria, that Meg is his wife, and so she is his first concern. Dr. Estrada corrected Ben that Maria, not Meg, is his wife. When she overhears Maria say that she has to let Ben go, even though it may mean that she may never get her memory back, Meg returns to Dr. Estrada's office and begs Ben to go along with Dr. Estrada's plan. When Ben gives in, Maria decides that she won't do it.
October 29, 1998
Maria
When Ben tells her that there's nothing else they can do, Maria replies that since she's had a chance to get to know Ricardo, Antonio and Carmen, moving in with her family will help her memory every bit as much as moving in with Ben and Meg. Dr. Estrada tells Maria that Ben is legally responsible to act in her best interest, so she appeals to him. He says that he won't force Maria to move anywhere that she doesn't want to. He asks if this was what she really wants, and she reassurs him that she really wants to move in with her family, and tells him that his place is with Meg. Maria, Ricardo and Antonio decide that she should move in with Carmen, and Ben signs the release papers. Maria leaves with Antonio and Ricardo. Meg says that she hopes that this will work.
Rosario Jewels
Sean, Emily and Leo found Amy asleep in one of the booths at the Deep. They wake her up, and she screams "No, Daddy! Stay away from me!" Sean calms her down and tells her that she looks like she needs some rest, but she says that she's not going home, because she went home last night, and when she heard her father chanting, she got scared and bolted. Emily invites Amy over to work on their term papers that night, and Amy realizes that her term paper is still at home. Sean, Leo and Emily agree to go to Amy's house with her to pick up her paper. Cole shows Francesca the picture of the Madonna and asks when she was going to tell him that there were also seven diamonds on the statue. She answers that that the reason she wouldn't part with the bracelet was because the seven diamonds are hidden among the diamonds on the bracelet. She told Cole that, despite his misgivings, they need to steal the necklace that night. Olivia calls the police department and tells them that she has information about a robbery that was going to take place that night. Bernie demands the rubies from Gregory -- now.
October 30, 1998
Maria
Maria sees her self-portrait and says that the fact that she painted her self-portrait faceless is ironic because the face of that painting is as blank as her memory is. Meg tells Ben that she had overheard Maria saying that she loved him. He explains that Maria had just had a flash of memory, and that she wasn't saying that she loved him at the time. When Meg asks Ben what he would have done if she'd said that she loved him at the time, he replies that he chose Meg and that he's not going to change his mind. Meg tells Ben that the only way they could be free of Maria will be if they can help her remember, so Ben says that he wants to give Maria's personal effects to her, in hopes that they could trigger her memories. When Ben brings the box downstairs, Meg offers to take it to Maria. Maria finds her wedding dress.
Rosario Jewels

Assuming that Gregory is setting him up, Cole told Francesca that he plans to steal the necklace that night and that in order to protect her, he is going to do it by himself. However, Francesca decides to sneak into the party in a nun's costume. While Annie is admiring herself wearing the necklace, it turns into a snake. She unwraps the snake and throws it onto the floor, where it turns back into the necklace again. After Annie and Caitlin have another confrontation, Caitlin tells Cole that she plans to wear the necklace to the party. Bernie tells Gregory that in the wrong hands, the rubies can be very dangerous. He then offers to buy the necklace from Gregory, and tells him that if he won't sell it, he would live to regret it. When Annie comes to visit Gregory, Bernie corners her and demands the necklace. Annie tells Gregory that she was accosted by a walking dead man who demanded her necklace. Gregory realizes that she is talking about Bernie. She is surprised that he knows who she was talking about and says that there was seriously wrong with him, and that looking at him was like looking at evil. Amy tells the others that her father hadn't been himself for a long time, and that she'd rather fail her class than see him again. Sean is concerned about Amy, but Leo warns him not to trust her. When they comment on how dark Bernie's house is, Amy says that her father has been keeping things dark lately. She gets the paper from Bernie's office, and just as they're about to leave, Bernie returns home and they hear him scream.

 

 


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1 Since the object of this site is to memorialize the plot developments that lead somewhere, and in deference to good taste, all reference to the turkey baster scenes, which, thankfully, appear to have gone nowhere, have been deleted. If you're interested in knowing when they ran, they ran on 10/2/98, 10/8/98 and 10/9/98