Sunset Beach Timeline -- January 1999

 

January 1, 1999
 

Pre-Empted

 

January 4, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Gloating about the hell he's putting Annie through, Gregory calls her again and demands another million dollars, saying that if she could get one million from Olivia, she should be able to get a second million. Then he offers to let Annie off the hook if she will "entertain" a business associate of his. Annie agrees to go along with his demands. He tells her to go to the Monte Carlo suite at the Inn wearing only whipped cream. After hanging up the phone, Gregory interrupts Annie just as she decides to give the business associate some of the truth serum that she tried to give Bette in order to make the associate tell the truth about who the blackmailer is. Annie excuses herself to go shopping, asking Rose if they have any whipped cream in the house (it's good for the skin -- don't you read your beauty magazines?). Gregory excuses himself to go to a business meeting. Annie has a Wonder Woman fantasy, in which she uses her magical matching accessories to make the business associate tell the truth. After Annie arrives at the Inn, Gregory calls, and she reassures him that she has enough whipped cream. She also tells him that she has champagne (to spike with truth serum, of course). Annie covers herself in whipped cream. The business associate knocks on the door and she answers it. It's Gregory. As he thought that she had left town, AJ is stunned when Francesca comes to see him. She tells him that she couldn't afford to leave town, so AJ pays her off, even though he knows that she won't leave town. Francesca uses the money to get a room at the Inn.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

While Ben stoops over Maria's unconscious body, Meg stammers excuses. Meg overhears Ben promise not to let Maria go this time.When Meg asks if he's falling back in love with Maria, he says that he was just helping Maria get her memory back. They take Maria to the hospital in an ambulance. Tyus tells Ben that Maria was asking for him. Sara and Casey arrive and Sara apologizes profusely for causing the problems with Maria. Maria remembers defending herself from Derek with the scissors. She begs Ben to tell her that he still loves her. Meg walks in just as Ben says that he still loves Maria.

January 5, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

 

Gregory blows his top when he finds Annie in the suite wearing nothing but a whipped cream bikini. She tells him that she set this whole thing up just for him. When someone knocks on the door, Annie nearly panics, but it turns out to be room service. The waiter says that he forgot the whipped cream, but he guesses that it was OK, because it looks like she brought her own. After they finished making love, Gregory excuses himself to take a shower, but he is really calling Annie. She threatens to put an end to their association, and he responds that soon it will be all over. Annie turns the room upside down looking for the camera that she assumes the blackmailer must have put in there. Francesca calls for Caitlin at home and is told that she was on her way to the club. She calls the club and leaves a message for Caitlin when she arrives. The Maitre d' gives Caitlin the message -- "Cole knows." He assures Caitlin that he got the message correct. Caitlin bolts, but bumps into Cole on the way out. She apologizes profusely, bursting into tears.
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

After Ben gives in and tells Maria that he loves her, she reminds him of their wedding, when he said that nothing in the world will ever come between them. Maria wants Ben to promise that he'll never leave her again. He tries to get out of it, but she insists that he say the words to her. Ben tells Dr. Estrada that Maria seems to have lost the memory of everything that happened since the night she disappeared. Dr. Estrada says that if Ben tells Maria about Meg, she may have an irreversible breakdown. When Carmen insists that Maria didn't just fall down the stairs, Meg takes the blame. She tells them what happened, and Carmen accuses Meg of trying to kill Maria. Ben tells Carmen and Antonio that it was an accident and that Maria will be fine. When they are alone together, Ben tells Meg that Maria only remembers up to the night she disappeared, but nothing after that. Meg confesses to overhearing Ben profess his love for Maria. She asks him to tell her that he was only comforting her, which he did, however Meg doesn't believe that that's all he was doing. She leps to the assumption that Ben is still in love with Maria and that she's just been in denial.

 

January 6, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Gregory tells Annie that he'll give her stock back to her once she gives him the $100,000 Christmas present she promised him. Thinking that Cole knows that Trey isn't hers, Caitlin asks him for the chance to explain, so Cole took her aside. Francesca followed them. While Caitlin is in the middle of confessing, Cole sees Francesca watching them. He warns Francesca to stay away from him and Caitlin. Caitlin figures out that Francesca, and not Annie, had left the message, so when Cole returns to her, Caitlin makes up a story about how she nearly let Trey fall down the stairs. Caitlin asks Annie if she left a message at the club. When Annie denies it, Caitlin says that she thinks that Francesca is the blackmailer, so Annie goes to see Francesca.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

 

Casey tells Sara that she couldn't have seen Ben and Maria kissing, because leading both women on like that would be out of character for Ben. Maria remembers that Meg was her friend, and that Ben loves her now. It turned out that all that Maria has lost is the five years when she was missing. Ben tells the assembled Torreses that Maria is fine and that she remembers her past. Maria and her family have a joyful reunion. He wants to talk to Meg, but gets called away to sign papers as Maria's next of kin. Casey takes Meg home. Sara tells Gabi what happened, and Gabi says that she did the right thing in telling Meg what she thought she saw. Ben asks where Meg is, and is told that Meg went home with Casey. When Maria says that Ben belongs with Meg, Carmen tries to convince her otherwise. When Ben returns home he comes upstairs to find Meg packing. She tells him that she is leaving him.

 

January 7, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Annie demands to know why Francesca is taunting her and Caitlin. Francesca goes along with Annie's accusations, but Annie, sensing that Francesca is clueless, asks her a trick question. When Francesca gives the wrong answer, Annie leaves. Francesca becomes even more curious about what Annie and Caitlin are hiding and hatches a new plan.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

Casey and Meg in the rain

Maria can't believe Antonio has become a priest. Carmen insists that Maria will be with Ben. Maria tells her mother that Ben and Meg belong together now, and that she is glad he found someone during her missing years. Maria asks Ricardo why he hates Ben so much when they had been such good friends. Ricardo replies that he blames Ben for her "death." Maria insists that Ben did all he could to save her; he was not at fault. Ricardo isn't so sure... When Ben asks why she is leaving, Meg replies that she can only stay if she knows that Ben loves her, and only her. Ben asks her what he can do to make her stay. She asks him one question... if she asked him to forget about Maria, never think about her, never see her again, could he do that? When he doesn't give her the answer she was looking for, she leaves. Joan and Hank arrive wanting to see Meg and waiting for more details on Maria's accident. As Casey is about to clue them in, Meg comes down the stairway with Ben right behind her, suitcase in hand. Meg says that she needs time to think, alone. They offer to take her to her hotel, but she declines, insisting she needs to be alone. Meg walks in the rain, reminiscing about her happy times with Ben. Casey finds ther and assures her Meg that she can tell him anything. She cries on his shoulder. He pickes her up and carries her away, assuring he'll take care of her...

 

January 8, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Annie tells Caitlin that while Francesca isn't the blackmailer, she is up to something and should be watched. We find out that Gregory has been practicing Caitlin's handwriting, and that he wrote a note to Cole in Caitlin's handwriting. Gregory calls Annie and Caitlin again, promising to stop taunting them if Caitlin will bring the million dollars to the alley behind the Deep -- alone. Caitlin leaves for the Deep, intending that Annie would be right behind her, but Gregory intercepts Annie and takes her up to Trey's room, leaving the note in Caitlin's handwriting on the table. In Trey's room, Gregory tells Annie that he wants to be a father again. He says how powerful the experience of parenthood is, and how much he misses it since Olivia lost her baby. Annie says that if he wants a baby, she wants one, too. He asks how she got the impression that he wants a baby with her. Gregory tells Annie that he knew that Trey is his son -- and he wants him back. Cole drives to the edge of a cliff and, dangling Francesca above the rocks, threatens to kill her if she doesn't leave Caitlin alone. He says that the next time Francesca "forces" him to do something like that, he might let her fall off the cliff. After returning home, Francesca says that she won't need to break up Cole and Caitlin -- Caitlin's secret will do it for her. She had tapped Gregory's phone lines and listens to a phone call. She says that now she knows how to break up Caitlin and Cole. Returning from threatening Francesca's life, Cole finds the forged note that Gregory left. Caitlin arrives at the alley behind the Deep with the money, but there is no blackmailer. She wonders how she'd explain it to Cole that she has a briefcase full of cash with her in an alley.

Vanessa's Baby

After talking to the doctor again, Vanessa decides that she needs to tell Michael what she thinks is the truth. However, the news of Ben and Meg's breakup reminds her how fragile a relationship can be.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

When Ben comes to see Maria, she says that she knows that Meg didn't stay with him the previous night, because when she called him, he didn't answer the phone with the word "hello," he answered with the word "Meg." Dr. Estrada releases Maria from the hospital. Maria tells Ben that he should look for Meg, and he says that he'd take her home first, and that she could stay at his place for now. Sara is surprised when she sees Meg at Surf Central in Casey's T-shirt. Meg tells Sara that she's moved out until Ben can promise her that he doesn't have romantic feelings for Maria anymore. Sara asks Casey if it is over between them, and he replies that he can't make any decisions about them until he's seen Meg through her current crisis. Meg goes to see Maria.

 

January 11, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

The forged note says for Cole to meet Caitlin in the alley behind the Deep. Just as he is about to leave, he is interrupted by Rose, who says that Trey is ill. When Annie tells Gregory that she doesn't know what he is talking about, he plays a tape of his latest phone call and asks Annie if she kidnapped his son. Annie tries to deny that she kidnapped the baby, but Gregory says that he knows that she did -- because he's the blackmailer. Gregory corners Annie and accuses her of separating him from the one person he loves more than anyone -- his son. Annie tries to keep Gregory from having her arrested. She points out that she stopped Caitlin from buying a baby on the black market, that she only did what he had planned to do to Caitlin, that Caitlin knows that Trey had been gotten illegally, so if she goes to jail, she'll take Caitlin with her, that she'd take the tape of Gregory and Dr. Brock to the media, she further asks if he can take the most important thing in the world away from Caitlin, and that everything she did, she did for him. Finally, Annie plays her last card she tells him that she did this to protect him from the truth -- that Trey is Olivia and Cole's son. Sean and Emily runs into Caitlin, who tells them that she is waiting for a friend. When he notices the briefcase, he realizes that Caitlin is being blackmailed over Trey. She begs him to go away, promising to tell him everything once she can. Once Sean is gone, Caitlin hears footsteps. The person she hears pulls a knife on her.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

When Meg berates herself for causing Maria to fall down the stairs, Maria reminds her that if she hadn't fallen, she wouldn't have her memory back. Meg admits that she now realizes that Ben and Maria hadn't been kissing in the cave, and asks Maria if when she got her memories back, she also got her feelings for Ben back. Ricardo apologizes for thinking that Ben killed Maria, and Ben responds that he didn't say much about the night she disappeared because he didn't want everyone remembering Maria as the woman who killed Ben's brother. The two men decide that they might not be able to be friends, but that they can at least stay out of each others' way. Ricardo asks Ben not to hurt Maria. Ricardo is surprised when Maria says that she is going to stay with Ben. She reminds him that Meg has moved out. Ben overhears Meg asking Maria if she is going to grant Ben the divorce he wants. When Ben makes his presence known, Meg bolts. Ben follows her and tells her that she's not leaving until they talk this out. He tells her that she's the woman he needs to spend the rest of his life with and begs her to come home. Maria walks in on them kissing.

Vanessa's Baby

Virginia says that she knows Vanessa's secret, and says that it's time to let Michael in on it, too. She tells Michael that she found one of Vanessa's recipes in a cookbook, and that it was really good. Michael asks Vanessa if there is something wrong because when Virginia said that she had a secret, she tensed up. When they are alone, Virginia suggests to Vanessa that they name the baby Tyus if it's a boy. After Michael and Vanessa leave, Virginia decides that she needs to push Vanessa to tell Michael that Tyus is the father of her baby. She calls Dr. Green and demands that he give her his lie in writing.

 

January 12, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

At first, Caitlin thinks that the guy with the knife is the blackmailer, but after he denies it, she realizes that she was mistaken. She beats him up with the briefcase, and he runs away. Olivia sees the bill from the emergency room and asks Cole what he did to her baby. Cole tells Olivia that Trey had an ear infection, and then he interrogates her about why she called Trey her son again, asking why she sees their son every time she looks at Trey. He goes on to say that every time she denies that something happened between them, it's like losing the baby over again. Annie shows Gregory a picture of Trey and challenges him to not see a resemblance to Cole. Gregory doesn't believe Annie, so she explains how she eavesdropped on Olivia's confession. She tries to explain that she set everything right with what she did -- gave Caitlin a baby, punished Olivia for being unfaithful, and kept Gregory from raising Cole's son to be his heir. Annie finally starts to get through to Gregory when she asked him why Olivia she didn't tell Gregory when she found out that Trey was her son. She tells him that it was because she didn't want the truth to come out. Suddenly, it all makes sense -- how Olivia tried to talk him out of tracking down the woman that Cole was sleeping with, why it took so long to tell him that she was pregnant, why Cole went for Dr. Brock's file on Olivia. He finally believes Annie. Gregory realizes that if he ever tried to get Trey, everything would come out, and that Cole would win custody because he's the innocent victim, so either way, Cole wins. Then he realizes that he has to keep Cole from finding out the truth -- which means getting back the note that he left. Annie realizes that Gregory set Cole up. While Caitlin is checking the money, Cole arrives in the alley and asks her what she is doing.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

When she sees Ben and Meg kissing, Maria has a panic attack. Meg watches Ben calm Maria down to end the attack. Meg tells Ben him that every time she sees him with Maria, she feels just like Maria felt when she saw them kissing. She says that she shouldn't let herself get close to him again. Maria tells Ben that she can't give him a divorce. Meg takes off her rings, saying that she can't wear them because they're not married.

 

January 13, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Annie begs Gregory to let her help him. At first, he refuses, but when she tells him that she has a plan, Gregory says that she has just this one chance to get a reprieve. Cole tells Caitlin that he is there because of the note. He asks her what is in the briefcase, and she replies that Gregory asked her to take the briefcase to his office. When he asks again what is in the briefcase, and she tells him to open it and see for himself. Just as Cole is about to open the briefcase, Gregory attacks him, claiming that he thinks that it was Cole's idea to meet his wife in a deserted alley. While Cole is distracted with Gregory, Annie tries to sneak out with the briefcase, but Cole catches her and demands that she bring it back to him. Cole opens the briefcase and asks Caitlin what she was doing with a briefcase full of money.

Vanessa's Baby

Michael and Casey are trying to put together a crib, and Vanessa tries to talk them out of it by saying that it's bad luck to get your baby things too early. When Casey tells Michel that Sara went back on her word, Michael asks him what you have left once you lose trust. Vanessa becomes so uncomfortable that she has to leave. Virginia picks up the letter from Dr. Green, telling him that Michael's sterile so Tyus must be the father of Vanessa's baby. Vanessa comes to see Tyus, who is packing to leave the next morning. Tyus tells her how beautiful he thinks she is -- not just outside, but inside, as well. She wishes him luck, and he says that he'd never forget her. Tyus makes Vanessa promise that if she ever needs anything, she'll call him. She leaves, thinking that needed to tell Tyus, but she decides that she needs to tell Michael first. Jimmy and Virginia bring a quilt for the baby. On her way out the door, Virginia drops the envelope on the floor. Michael picks it up, noticing that it is from Dr. Green. He reads the letter, which says that Vanessa is four and a half months pregnant. Vanessa returns home, ready to tell him, but it is too late.

 

Emily/Sean/Amy

Amy fantasizes about being together with Sean. When Sean shows up, she thinks that he is there to see her, but he is really there to see Emily. To make it up for Emily that they aren't going to get to Aspen, he redid his apartment to look like a room at a ski lodge complete with fireplace. He tells Emily that he wants to make love -- if that's what she wants. Since Emily is nervous (being a virgin), Sean promises to take things slowly. Amy tells Brad that she thinks that Emily and Sean are making love. She decides that she needs to stop them. Hank left her in charge, so she closes the restaurant. Emily and Sean are about to make love when Amy and Brad set off the fire alarm.

 

January 14, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Francesca tells Olivia that AJ lent her the money to stay, and that they have connecting rooms. After AJ barely manages to convince Olivia that Francesca is just trying to cause problems, Francesca asks AJ if he is sure that he wants her out of his life. He says that he is, but she doesn't believe him. Gregory tells Cole that he gave Caitlin the money to pay off Francesca so that she'd leave town. When Cole asks why Caitlin asked him to meet her there, Annie says that she forged Caitlin's handwriting in hopes that Cole would see the payoff and go running to Francesca. After Cole and Caitlin leave, Annie tells Gregory that she'd do anything to make him love her. Gregory tells Caitlin that Annie had told him that she was being blackmailed and that Annie got Trey for her. He also says that she won't be bothered by the blackmailer again and that the blackmailer wrote the note, not Annie. Caitlin says that she knows that he was lying when he said that he wanted Caitlin and Cole to stay together, but Gregory promises her that he'll never give Cole a reason to leave. Gregory says that he couldn't love Trey more if he were his own. When Annie asks Gregory to forgive her, he says that she has his name, his money, and can live under his roof, but that he despises her, and that he'll take care of her when it serves him to do so. While Gregory is mulling over how to punish Cole, Francesca says that she can help him.

Emily/Sean/Amy

Bette and Leo hear the fire alarm and come to check. Just as everyone assembles in the dining room, the sprinklers go off. After they shut the sprinklers off, Leo sees the matches in Brad's hand. When Leo calls Brad on the matches, Amy denies any knowledge that the fire was faked. Brad says that he just wanted to see if the fire alarm would work.   Bette, who realizes that Emily and Sean were going to make love, asks to speak to her outside. Bette tells Emily that Brad and Amy were aware of what they were up to in his room, and that she might want to pick a less public place next time she wants to make love with Sean.

Vanessa's Baby

 

Virginia eavesdrops when Michael tells Vanessa that the letter from Dr. Green says that she is four and a half months pregnant and demands an explanation. Vanessa tells Michael about taking the hallucinogen while she was with Tyus, and that she wasn't sure that anything happened until Dr. Green told her how far along she was. When Vanessa tells Michael that she was told over a month ago but was afraid of how he'd react, he loses his temper and tells her that she is no longer the woman he loves. Virginia tells Tyus that she overheard Michael and Vanessa talking about him and is worried that Vanessa's Martin's Syndrome has recurred. Tyus leaves to go to Vanessa's apartment to see what was wrong. He arrives just in time to overhear Michael and Vanessa discussing whether Tyus is the father of her child.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Gabi and Ricardo are helping Antonio move when they take a smooching break. He leaves for a moment, and she turns out the lights in preparation for more smooching. She is expecting Ricardo, but Antonio walks in. She can't see who she's kissing.

 

January 15, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Francesca tells Gregory that she knows all of the family secrets and proceeds to spell it all out for him -- how Annie kidnapped Trey to give him to Caitlin, how Gregory was the blackmailer, and how Trey really is Cole's son. She suggests that they work together. They decide that they need to break up Caitlin and Cole in such a way that they won't get back together. Francesca says that they need to make sure that Cole has no claim on Trey. She suggests that Gregory arrange for a falsified DNA test to prove that he, and not Cole, is Trey's father. Cole suggests to Annie that the money was for a hit on him. When Annie says that she loves Gregory, Cole says that if she insists on sticking with Gregory, then he's her enemy, but if she wants to double-cross her husband, he'll be her friend. Annie overhears Gregory arranging the DNA test to be done on Trey. She realizes that it still might turn out that Trey is Gregory's son. Olivia tells AJ that she and Gregory were closer than they had been in years when she lost the baby. He asks her if something has happened recently to awaken these memories. In an attempt to comfort Olivia, AJ tells Olivia that she needs to find out what happened to her baby. AJ asks if she would like to know if there's a chance that her baby's alive. She says that she wouldn't -- because then she'd lose her baby twice when it turned out that he was wrong. AJ wonders if Olivia's baby is alive, and decides to find him and bring him to her without her knowledge. He admits that he needs help, and calls Cole.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Gabi realizes too late that the man she is kissing is Antonio. They both say that their kiss was an honest mistake. Ricardo finds the diocese change order, and tries to convince Gabi to talk him out of it, but she says that if Antonio's mind is made up, she can't change it. When they're alone, she asks him if he is leaving Sunset Beach because he has feelings for her.

Vanessa's Baby

Michael tells Tyus that he, and not Michael, is the father of Vanessa's baby and attacks him. Vanessa separates them, and then Michael accuses Tyus of drugging Vanessa in an attempt to seduce her. Vanessa begs Michael's forgiveness, telling him that she doesn't remember anything about the night she was on the hallucinogen. He says that she lied because she didn't think their love was strong enough to handle the truth, and that she was right. He leaves. Tyus asks Vanessa why she didn't tell him about the baby and tells her that he wants to be a father to her child, whether Michael comes back to her or not. When Virginia sees how upset Michael is, she asks if something happened to the baby, and Michael says that that Vanessa's baby was fine. Virginia offers to take him home to look after him.

 

January 18, 1999

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Antonio fantasizes about kissing Gabi, and is interrupted by Gabi's arrival. She says that he's not the only one leaving St. Joseph's, because she is being reassigned. She asks him for the answer to her question, and he tells her that the feelings he has for her are those of friendship and that he is trying very hard to keep his vows. After Gabi leaves, Antonio realizes that she loves him, too. Ricardo breaks the news to Carmen that Antonio's leaving town. When Ricardo says that Gabi agrees that it's a good idea for Antonio to leave, Carmen decides that Gabi must have driven him away. The chief offers Gabi an undercover assignment.

Vanessa's Baby

Virginia asks Michael what happened, but he declines to answer. Vanessa arrives to see Michael, begging him to listen to her. She promises him that she's always been faithful to him in her heart, and he tries to make her see that it was her failure to tell him the truth that was the problem. After Michael left, Virginia admits that she had eavesdropped on her conversation with Michael and gives Vanessa the sharp side of her tongue, telling her that Michael's too good for her. Tyus calls Michael to talk about the baby.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

When Casey notices that Meg has taken off her rings, she tells him that she took the rings off because she isn't Ben's wife. Casey offers to let Meg stay there as long as she needs to. She takes him up on the offer. Sara talks to her parents about her problems with Meg. Hank says that she did the right thing telling Meg what she thought she saw, because Ben has hurt Meg enough. Meg tells her parents that she has moved out of Ben's and she is going to move back into Surf Central. She says that she is going to be moving back into Ben's some day, maybe as soon as next week, but Hank tells her that she isn't. Meg tells Hank that nothing happened between Ben and Maria in the cave, but he doesn't buy it. Ben comes to see Maria, who tells him that she had decided not to give him a divorce. She says that she still loves him, and asks him if he still loves her. Maria marvels at how much more difficult it is to divorce Ben than she had expected it to be. When he asks her to come home, so that they can discuss the issue, Maria refuses to go home with him.Maria had planned to move back in with Carmen, but Dr. Estrada convinces them that Maria needs to continue to stay with him. After Maria and Ben return home Maria goes upstairs and Ben steps outside.Meg arrives to pick up the rest of her things, and when no one answers the door, opens it and walks in. When she goes upstairs, she sees Maria and tells her that it was Maria's house now.

 

January 19, 1999

 

Pre-Empted

 

January 20, 1999

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

Ben tells Meg that he loves her, but she moves out anyway.

Casey tells Sara he thinks it may be over for Ben and Meg. Meg tells Maria she is there to get the rest of her things, but lets Maria know she isn't giving up on Ben. Maria admits that she still loves Ben and isn't ready to walk away. Ben arrives, and Maria steps out. Ben insists that although he has been supportive of Maria, he is committed to Meg. Meg reminds him that he has never answered her question: does he still love Maria? She declares they will never resolve this unless Ben is honest about his feelings. Ben is stunned when he realizes that Meg has taken off her wedding ring. He maintains that although a lot has changed since they exchanged rings, he still loves her as much as he did then. She wonders if she has his whole heart. He realizes she is slipping away from him. Sara arrives to speak with her sister. Sara suggests that Meg move in with the family, but Meg says she wants to stay with Casey, who lets her feel what she needs to feel. Later, Sara begs Ben not to let Meg go, and Ben blames Sara for the situation. Upstairs, Meg packs and remembers good times with Ben. As she left, Ben tells Meg she is in his heart and always will be. Sara runs into Tim on the beach, and makes a pact to help him get Meg if he helps her keep Casey.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Ricardo insists that Gabi can't take the new assignment, and Gabi bristles that she doesn't need Ricardo's permission to do anything. The chief brings AJ in, and he explains that he has an embezzlement problem. Later, Ricardo admits he doesn't want to lose Gabi. She says that she worries about him while he works, too, but she never tells him not to. Gabi urges him to accept that she wants to do this. He wonders why there was so much tension between them lately. AJ interrupts, wanting to know if Gabi has made a decision. Gabi informs him she is taking the job, to Ricardo's chagrin. Carmen is sure that Gabi is at the root of Antonio's decision to leave Sunset Beach. She is suspicious of Gabi's "supporting" his move, but Antonio says that Gabi understands him. Carmen grows frantic when she realizes that Antonio requested the transfer. He is determined to go and declares that no one can stop him.

 

January 21, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Annie dreams that the paternity test says that Gregory is the father of Trey, and he wants to kill her -- literally. Watching Caitlin and Cole with Trey, Gregory vows that he'll destroy Cole if it turns out that he's Trey's father. Knowing that the test is that day, Annie steals some clothes from Rose's closet and heads for the hospital. Gregory arranges to take Trey for the day. When Olivia arrives, Gregory accuses her of keeping Trey from him, and then let her think that he was just talking about her smothering him. After he leaves, Caitlin tells Olivia that Gregory knows that Trey isn't her biological son. Not knowing that his son could be the father, AJ tells Cole that he thinks that Olivia's baby is still alive. AJ asks Cole to help him find Olivia's baby. Cole agrees that the circumstances around Olivia's "miscarriage" don't add up and promises to help him find the baby. Annie pretends to be a new employee at the lab, but the lab attendant recognizes her. The lab attendant, whose name is Russell Meek nicknamed "The Pencil-Necked Geek" reminds Annie that she tortured him through their entire senior year of high school and threatens to call hospital security. However, he backs down when Annie offers to do something for Russell if he does something for her. Russell promises to tell Gregory that the test wasn't a match. Gregory arrives for the test.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

Casey and Maria see each other for the first time since she regained her memory. She tells Casey that she's not giving Ben a divorce. Casey tells Maria that he thinks that Ben belongs with Meg. Meg asks Ben if he wants her to stay because he misses her or because he doesn't want to be alone with Maria. Meg said that Ben needed time to examine his feelings for Maria. Meg walks in on Casey defending Meg and Ben's relationship to Maria. Casey takes Meg's suitcase and they leave. Maria asks Ben to help her set up the studio. She also says that she wants to move into the spare bedroom. Ben admits that he had hoped that he could convince Meg to move into the spare bedroom. Maria draws a picture of her and Ben kissing. When Ben asks to see it she throws it away and goes upstairs. Sara tells Tim that since Maria got her memory back, she's refused to give Ben a divorce and Meg has moved back into Surf Central. Tim promises Sara that he'll win Meg's heart and that he won't lose her a second time. Sara has a succession of romantic fantasies about Meg and Casey. Casey returns her key to Meg.

 

January 22, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Caitlin fantasizes that when Cole goes to see AJ, a negligee-clad Francesca smooches him up. Cole and AJ try to find Dr. Brock, but he isn't listed in the San Francisco phone book. Just after Cole leaves, Caitlin calls looking for him. AJ tells her that he doesn't know where Cole has gone. Olivia calls Gregory. When she overhears Nurse Stacy yelling at him to turn off his phone, she realizes that he's taken Trey to the hospital. Gregory promises to make Trey his son no matter what the paternity test says. Russell tells Annie that she couldn't know what it's like to be hated by someone she really cared about, so she tells him about how she always wanted Del to love her, but that he never did. She offers to make all of the awful things she did to him up to him, if he'll help her. When Olivia comes to find Gregory, Nurse Stacy tells her that she saw Gregory outside the lab. A doctor begins performing the blood test. Olivia interrupts them. Cole comes to talk to Bette about the night that Olivia lost the baby. He tells her that the baby might not be dead. Bette argues with him, saying that Olivia couldn't have faked her grief when she lost the baby, and Cole replies that she might not have known that her baby was alive. He tells her that he's looking for Olivia's baby because AJ wants to find him for her. Bette gives Cole the name of Dr. Brock's nurse -- Florence Kennedy. Cole tells Caitlin that he took the job with AJ and is being sent out of town on a business trip. Caitlin says that she is going with him, but he convinces her not to come with him by pointing out that Trey has an ear infection and that they shouldn't both be gone at the same time. Bette overhears AJ telling Francesca that Cole isn't interested in her, and her response that maybe AJ is interested in her. When she confronts Francesca about this, Francesca says that sleeping with several members of the same family is Cole's territory not hers, which proves to Bette that Francesca knows about Cole and Olivia's affair.

Vanessa's Baby

Tyus tells Michael that he won't be leaving Sunset Beach. He tried to convince Michael that both he and Vanessa would take that night back if they could, but Michael doesn't believe that Tyus means it. Vanessa and Meg tell Casey about the night Vanessa and Tyus took the hallucinogen. Virginia tells Vanessa that she has an idea to help her get back together with Michael putting her baby up for adoption. When she refuses, Virginia suggests that perhaps she willingly slept with Tyus. Casey stops Michael and Tyus from coming to blows. Casey tells Michael that he knows that Tyus is the father of Vanessa's baby. He tries to make Michael understand how difficult it was for Vanessa to tell Michael the truth. Vanessa comes home to find Michael moving out.

 

January 25, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Cole comes to see Florence, who thinks that Cole is a masseur. He gives her a massage and pumps her for information. Florence tells him that she got a "golden parachute" because she knew too much. Florence falls asleep, and Cole takes the opportunity to find Dr. Brock's address in her address book. Olivia asks where Trey is, so Gregory tells her that Trey is downstairs in daycare. They step out into the hallway, where he tells her that they were testing Trey to see if his ear infection is getting worse. The doctor backs up Gregory's story. While the doctor is out of the room talking to Gregory and Olivia, Russell and Annie get to work. When they return to the room, the doctor tells Gregory that Trey can't possibly be his son. Gregory vows that Cole's not going to have Trey. Annie wants to find out who the baby's father is, but accidentally cuts her own finger and smears her own blood into the sample. Russell tells Annie that if she doesn't call him for their date soon, he'll call Gregory. Gregory has a fantasy of Olivia and Cole laughing at him for thinking that Trey is his son. Olivia arrives with Trey. Gregory tells Olivia that he knows what she did. Cole arrives at a seedy apartment building to see Dr. Brock.

Emily/Sean/Amy

Casey gives the trainees their instructions for the recertification exam, telling them that if they miss their turn, there will be no second chances. When Emily sees that her turn is the next day, she leaves with Sean. Amy decides that she needs to earn a few more points with Sean, so she moves Emily's name to that day so that she can point out to Emily that she is about to miss her test and save her from getting dropped from the program. Amy tells Emily that she heard Casey calling her name, but Emily doesn't believe her. Sean prevails upon Emily to go to the beach with him just to check to see if Amy is right. Emily, Sean and Amy arrive just as Casey calls Emily's name.

Vanessa's Baby

When Michael tells her that there is nothing she could say that will change his mind, Vanessa tells him to leave. She says that if they love each other enough, can get through anything. Just as Michael is about to make up with Vanessa, Tyus arrives. Michael tells her that he was about to forget how complicated this situation is. Virginia tells Dr. Green to induce labor early so that Vanessa will continue to think that Tyus is the father of her baby. Dr. Green explains that it would be too risky to induce labor early, and Virginia realizes that if something happens to the baby, Michael and Vanessa might get back together. Michael notices that the stamp on the letter from Dr. Green wasn't canceled, and that the envelope hadn't been sealed shut. Michael comes to ask Dr. Green about the letter and overhears Virginia lecturing him. He hides so that she doesn't see him when she leaves. Michael starts to become suspicious of his old friend.

 

January 26, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Cole finds Dr. Brock's dead body clutching a gun in his hand. Cole finds a phone number in a locked desk drawer just as the police arrive. The officer opens the door and they find Dr. Brock's body. While the officer is distracted, Cole sneaks out. Gregory nearly loses it, but finally gets it back together and tells Olivia that he knows that Trey isn't Caitlin's son. He tells Olivia that she would get her money back -- in fact, she'll get everything that's coming to her. He also tells her that he hates Cole more than ever now. Gregory said that he didn't use the information to break up Caitlin and Cole because it was his fault that Caitlin had to find another baby. Olivia asks him why he seems to love Trey so much, and he says that maybe he is just happy at Trey wasn't Cole's, just to watch Olivia flinch. AJ and Olivia get romantic, but the romance stops when Olivia finds Dr. Brock's address. Gregory arrives to see Francesca. Cole calls the number he found in San Francisco, which turns out to be Annie's cell phone.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Ricardo tells Antonio that he is running away from home by taking this new assignment in Guatemala. When he says that Gabi took the undercover assignment, Antonio tells Ricardo not to let Gabi take the assignment. When Antonio tries to talk Gabi out of taking the assignment, she asks if he is going to tell her the truth about his feelings for her. He tells her that he is leaving because he cares about her as more than a priest or a friend. Gerard calls someone, telling them that AJ has a new secretary -- Gabi.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

 

Meg tries to give Ben his key back, but he won't take it. When a drunk patron tells Meg that Ben only cares about money and keeping Meg and Maria dangling, Ben throws him out. Ben and Meg can't seem to find any time to be alone together, because Roger, the bartender keeps interrupting them. The drunk patron returns and vows revenge on Ben for throwing him out. When Maria approaches Annie to rib her about her talking to herself, Annie realizes that Maria has her memory back. Maria chastises Annie for keeping her return a secret, but forgives her and tells her that they are still best friends. When Maria tells Annie that Meg has moved out, Annie assumes that Ben chose Maria over Meg. Maria straightens Annie out on that point, and tells Annie that she considers Meg to be a friend, and doesn't want Annie saying bad things about her. Annie doesn't tell Maria the details, but she says that Gregory is furious with her. Ben and Meg come face to face with the assembled Torreses. When the drunk patron attacks Ben with a bottle, Maria kneels next to Ben. When someone asks her to move, she says that she's Ben's wife.

 

January 27, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail
AJ & Olivia

Gregory tells Francesca that he wants her to seduce AJ, but she refuses. When she asks if he really hates Olivia that much, he recaps the entire baby switch storyline, and tells her that he wants to make Olivia suffer more than anything else. He offers her five million dollars to sleep with AJ, but reminds her that it is only a deal if she promises to keep Cole away from him and his family forever. Gregory assures Francesca that Cole will never know that she slept with AJ. She tells him that she won't prostitute herself for him, but he tells her to do it for herself. Francesca dreams of Cole making love to her, and when she wakes up, she asks herself how far she'd go to get him back. Olivia realizes that Dr. Brock's address is written in Cole's handwriting. AJ tries to convince Olivia to trust Cole, and she tells him that Cole is the last person she wants involved. AJ tells Olivia that they need to find out what happened to her baby so that she can move on with her life. She asks him to stop digging in her past, so he confesses that he fears that her reluctance to let him help her has to do with some lingering feelings she has for Gregory. She swears that Gregory has nothing to do with it, and begs him to let it go. Olivia tells AJ that she is falling in love with him. They begin to make love, but Olivia says that she can't be with him unless he can promise her that things will be different with him from how they were with Gregory. Cole surprises Annie when he says that he was in San Francisco on business. He surprises her more when he asks her if she remembers the name of the doctor who delivered Olivia's baby. She claims that she doesn't remember it. When she leaves the room, he says that she knows why Dr. Brock died. Gregory assures Caitlin that Trey is a Richards even if she didn't give birth to him, and says that he's grateful that Trey alleviated her suffering after losing her own baby. She thanks him for letting Cole believe that Trey is their son. Gregory tells Annie that he can never forgive her for what she did. She tells him that he should be thinking about making Olivia and Cole pay for what they did, not her. Cole startles Annie by saying "Brock." He says that the next time he goes to San Francisco, he'll have to look the doctor up to ask for more details of Olivia's miscarriage. Gregory gets a call that the police have found Dr. Brock's body. He says that he will arrange for the story of his "suicide" to be covered on the front page.

Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria

Ricardo arrests the guy who attacked Ben. When he regains consciousness, the first person Ben turns to is Meg. Meg and Maria agree that Ben has to make a decision. Meg decides to leave, and Ben offers to walk her home, over Maria's objections. When Ricardo arrives, Maria asks him to walk Meg home. Meg agrees with Maria that Ben isn't well enough to walk her home. Ben asks Maria what happened between her and Meg while he was out of the room, and she tells him that they decided that they both want him but only one can have him. Ben admits that he still has feelings for Maria. When she says that she wishes that she'd never gotten her memory back, he apologizes for hurting her.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

Gabi tells Antonio that they have a lot of things to say to one another because they will never see each other again after that night, because she won't be going to his going-away party. Antonio asks her for an answer about her feelings for him, and she tells him that he is the best friend that she'll ever have, that she'll never let him out of her heart, and that she'll miss him forever. She kisses him next to his mouth.

 

January 28, 1999

 

Repeat of January 27, 1999 show

 

January 29, 1999

Baby Switch Blackmail

Cole calls AJ to tell him that the paper says that Dr. Brock committed suicide. Caitlin reads the article about Dr. Brock's death aloud, causing Annie to drop her glass of orange juice. Cole tells Annie it looks like that he won't be going to speak to Brock after all. Gregory and Annie have a conversation about Dr. Brock's death, the subtext of which is a threat on Annie's life. Gregory shows the story on Dr. Brock to Francesca, telling her that he gets upset with people who don't do what he asks them. Gregory tells Francesca that her options are his plan, poverty or jail. Francesca tries to convince Gregory -- and herself -- that she isn't attracted to AJ. When she asks him how he can guarantee her that Cole will never know that she slept with AJ, Gregory tells Francesca that by the time Olivia will be done dealing with AJ, she and Cole will be long gone. Cole tells AJ that he found Annie's cell phone number in a locked drawer at Brock's place. AJ tells Cole that he suspects that Gregory killed the baby because he knew that it wasn't his. AJ tells Cole that he wants to call off the investigation, but Cole argues with him. When Olivia confesses her fears that AJ would cheat on her, he promises her that he never will. Olivia tells Bette that she almost believes that there could be a happy ending for her. When Bette tells Olivia that Francesca knows about her affair with Cole, Olivia vows that Francesca won't end her relationship with AJ. Francesca comes home and finds that someone has been there. She thinks that it is Cole at first, but it turns out to be Olivia. Cole arrives just after Annie unsuccessfully calls the coroner to try to get him to tell her if Dr. Brock committed suicide.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio

When Gabi tells Ricardo that she wouldn't be going to Antonio's party, he tries to convince her to go. Carmen warns Gabi to stay away from Ricardo. After Carmen leaves, Gabi reassures Ricardo that she isn't upset by her confrontation with Carmen. They arrange to meet for lunch. When Antonio confesses to lusting after Gabi, the priest taking his confession tells him to pray, and that God will show him the way. He says that if Antonio stays in Sunset Beach much longer, something terrible will happen. Antonio prays to be the priest he always wanted to be. Gabi finally admits to herself that she has romantic feelings for Antonio.

 


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