July 1, 1999

 

Pre-Empted for Wimbledon

 
July 2, 1999
  Pre-Empted for Wimbledon
 
July 5, 1999
  Bette and Vanessa recap the current major storylines -- Francesca's murder (including the Olivia and Cole's affair and the baby switch), Ben/Meg/Maria/Benjy/Tess, and Gabi/Antonio/Ricardo (including the false rape charge and Shockwave storylines), which turns out to be Bette's elaborate dream.
 
July 6, 1999
Michael and Vanessa
Vanessa gets promoted to senior reporter. Bette says that she now understands why Gregory took her off of the murder investigation story, since he was the killer. Bette gives Vanessa her first assignment as senior reporter -- an interview with a naturalist about seagull migration. Vanessa arrives at the site for her interview, and finds Michael there with a romantic dinner, congratulating her on her promotion.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
When Gabi can't tell Ricardo that she doesn't love him, he asks her to pick up where they left off -- in the middle of their wedding. After Gabi makes one more unsuccessful attempt to tell Ricardo the truth, they leave together for Sunset Beach. Antonio tries to convince Carmen that he was the only one to blame for breaking his vows, and that she needs to give him the tape to preserve her relationship with Ricardo. When Carmen refuses, Antonio finds the box marked for their Yosemite trip, and verifies that the tape and photos are the genuine thing. She begs him not to take them, but he takes them anyway.
Meg/Ben/Maria (Benjy)
Tess calls Tim, asking him to meet her in half an hour. Maria asks Ben if it seems to him that Tess doesn't want her to get her memory back, and says that that Annie doubts that Maria and Tess had ever been friends. Ben reminds Maria that not only might Tess not be Maria's friend, she might not even really be a nanny. He also says that even if she can't see it herself, she is a wonderful mother to Benjy. Maria decides not to go to Seattle, because it is more important to be with Benjy. When Tess brings the dry cleaning over (including one dress belonging to Maria), Meg asks where Ben and Maria had been going. Tess says that Ben and Maria had something to do, and that they said not to wait up for them. Meg finds Maria's dress and returns to Ben's house. Tess makes sure Meg overhears her telling Benjy that Ben and Maria had gone away to Ben and Meg's house in Palm Springs.
 
July 7, 1999
Gregory's "Death"
Caitlin has a nightmare of being confronted by her father's ghost. She tells Sean that she had that dream because she loves her father and misses him and wishes that things hadn't worked out the way they did. Caitlin and Sean reminisce about Gregory. When Caitlin says that Gregory had loved Sean, Sean denies it. Caitlin and Sean promise to be there for each other.
Meg/Ben/Maria (Benjy)
Maria tells Ben that Tess's friendship teels false to her. Ben offers to take her home, but Maria insists on taking a cab. Tess pretends to be surprised to see Meg standing in the doorway, and asks if Meg had overheard them. Meg says that she just got there, and didn't hear what she and Benjy were talking about. Tess realizes that Meg fell for it. When she sees a picture of herself with Ben next to Ben's bed, Meg decides that Tess must have been lying, but when she can't reach him at the Deep or his Liberty Corporation office, she decides that Tess had been telling the truth. Maria returns home, and Tess tries to keep Maria from going upstairs, where Meg would see her, so she says that Carmen had asked her to come over immediately. Maria agrees to go to see her mother. Meg decides to go to Palm Springs to find out if Ben and Maria are really there. Meg just misses seeing Maria. Meg is unable to find the key to the casita. She leaves the house, just missing a call from Ben to see if Maria was there. While waiting for his meeting to start, Ben researches Tess on-line. When nothing turns up, he wonders whether he really has a reason to doubt Tess.
Michael and Vanessa
Vanessa feels guilty because she and Michael are happy, and Ben and Meg and Gabi and Ricardo aren't When an envelope drops out of Michael's pocket, Vanessa picks it up and opens it. The envelope contains Michael's physical therapy license. When he excuses himself to go on night patrol on the beach, she goes with him, saying that they'll celebrate his license when they get home.
Cole & Trey
AJ tells Cole that he wants to marry Olivia and adopt Trey as his son, but Cole says that he can't accept AJ as Trey's father. On the beach Michael and Vanessa run into a brooding Cole. When they ask him what is going on with Trey, he says that Caitlin and Olivia are sharing him. After Michael and Vanessa move on, Cole promises that he'll always be there for Trey. Gregory steals a skinny-dipper's clothes and prepares for his return to town. Gregory stalks Cole.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Maria arrives and finds the mess that Antonio left behind when he was looking for the tape.
 
July 8, 1999
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Ricardo brings Gabi home and offers to move out to give her space to work through her problems, but she tells him not to leave. Ricardo and Gabi make love. Afterwards, Ricardo gets a message from the DA about Francesca's murder, and says that he'll go see Antonio on his way to see her. Gabi asks if she can go with him to see Antonio. When Carmen tells her that Gabi and Antonio had slept together, Maria admits that she already knew. Carmen tells Maria about the video tape, and Maria realizes that Carmen had blackmailed Gabi to leave Ricardo at the altar. Maria tries to make Carmen realize that she is destroying her own family. As she leaves to see Antonio, she asks Carmen to let it go. While destroying the videotape and the pictures, Antonio asks why he can't let go of Gabi. Antonio tells Maria that destroying the tape and reuniting Gabi and Ricardo are his way to atone for his sins. When Maria finds a scrap of one of the pictures showing Gabi's and Antonio's faces clearly, Ricardo and Gabi walks in on their conversation.
Gregory's "Death"
Gregory is interrupted in his stalking by a couple of teenagers asking Cole to purchase beer for them. He refuses. Gregory decides to wait until he reestablishes himself before killing Cole. When Olivia offers to stay as long as Caitlin needs, Annie interrupts. Annie and Olivia squabble about whether Annie or Olivia should be considered to be Gregory's widow. When Olivia says that she wants to make sure that Sean, Caitlin and Trey will inherit everything, Annie slips and says that Trey doesn't deserve any of Gregory's estate, but stops herself before saying anything more. AJ apologizes for his callousness in telling Cole about his plans to adopt Trey. Annie wonders if she could let everyone know that Gregory rigged Trey's paternity test without letting them know that she'd tampered with it herself.
 
July 9, 1999
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Meg reassures herself that Ben would never have taken Maria to the casita, then tells herself that it is because she lost faith in Ben that he had turned to Maria. When Sara makes shepherd's pie for Casey, which turns out soupy, he reassures her that it doesn't make her a complete failure. Tim tries to back out of their plan to break up Sara and Casey, but Tess won't let him. Tim comes to see Sara. Tess tells Ben that Maria was called away on family business. Benjy asks Ben why he is sad all of the time, and Tess overhears Ben telling Benjy that he is sad because Meg had left him, and Benjy responding that he is happy that Meg was gone. Ben tells Benjy that it hurt him to hear his son talk about Meg that way. When he leaves to take a call in the other room, Tess praises Benjy for dissing Meg. Meg finds the door of the casita unlocked and the electricity out. She lights a candle and looks around.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Ricardo notices that Antonio's greeting of Gabi isn't very enthusiastic, and encourages him to give her a hug. Antonio assures Gabi that she won't regret coming back. Ricardo notices the ashes on Antonio's desk. Maria says that she had knocked a candle over and nearly burned the rectory down. Ricardo leaves, not telling the others that he is going to warn Carmen that Gabi is back in town. Antonio tells Gabi that it was over. Carmen's friend brought another copy of the tape over. Maria tells Carmen that Gabi is back in Sunset Beach. She begs her mother not to cause more problems for her sons, because if Ricardo finds out what happened, he, not Gabi, will suffer, reminding Carmen that she raised her children to love and trust each other, and that if her sons lose that love and trust, it will be her fault, not Gabi's. Carmen realizes the truth of Maria's words and throws away the tape in a wastepaper basket. Ricardo comes to see his mother, who isn't home, and finds the tape in her trash. Ricardo remembers how Carmen stopped him from watching the tape, so he put the tape in the VCR to find out what his mother was really up to, and watches Gabi and Ricardo kissing on the tape.
 
July 12, 1999
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Benjy asks Tess why she wants him to tell Ben how much he dislikes Meg. She tells him that Meg would keep him from seeing his father again. After Maria arrives home, Ben asks Benjy to tell them what he and Tess had been talking about. Benjy tells Ben and Maria that Tess had been trying to talk him out of saying bad things about Meg. Ben and Maria step out onto the porch, and Tess congratulates Benjy on making sure that Ben and Meg would never get back together. The casita is set up to make it look like Ben and Maria had been together. Meg tries to console herself by saying that Ben is with his family, where he belongs. Tim has second thoughts, but Sara gives him a pep talk about going for what he wants in life and unwittingly talks him back into it. Casey overhears Tim telling Sara that he is going to tell Casey that she kept him from going to Meg because she was afraid that she'd lose him to her. Casey walks in while Sara begs Tim not to tell Casey. He throws Tim out and asks Sara if she is seeing Tim behind his back. Sara says that she was afraid that she'd lose Casey to Meg, so she asked Tim to help her keep Casey and Meg apart.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Antonio tells Gabi that he has destroyed the tape and the pictures, and that she could marry Ricardo and nothing would come between them. Carmen arrives and tells Antonio and Gabi that she is going to make peace with Gabi for the sake of Antonio and Ricardo. When Ricardo remembers Francesca threatening to show him the videotape, he realizes that the tape is of Antonio and Gabi while they were trapped in the rubble of AJ's office. The enormity of what he is seeing on the screen finally hits Ricardo.
Bette/AJ/Olivia
Bette vents to AJ about her confusion over the revelation that Gregory was the killer. Bette gets all choked up when AJ talks about how he and Olivia were meant to be together.
 
July 13, 1999
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Casey chews Sara out for deceiving him and breaks up with her. Maria tells Ben that Ricardo got Gabi back, reminding him that things usually work out, when you don't give up, and encourages him to find Meg and do whatever he can to get her back. He leaves for Surf Central. Tess calls Tim, who tells her that Casey and Sara have broken up, and that Meg should be on her way to cry on Casey's shoulder right that moment. While mourning her relationship with Ben, Meg runs into Casey.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Carmen says that she has decided not to tell Ricardo about Antonio and Gabi. When Antonio and Gabi ask why she had a change of heart, Carmen says that she'd realized that she couldn't be proud of the way she'd behaved. Carmen tells Antonio that she'd always love him and then leaves. Antonio and Gabi say prayers of thanks for their reprieve. Ricardo begins to get paranoid, thinking that Antonio and Gabi had been fooling around together behind his back all along. He hears Antonio and Gabi's declarations of love on the tape. He storms out to confront his girlfriend and brother. While Gabi and Antonio are in the sanctuary, a furious Ricardo arrives in the rectory. Antonio and Gabi return to the rectory and realize that Ricardo is in the sanctuary looking for them. They catch up to him and notice that he isn't acting like himself.
Amy/Sean/Emily
Amy tries to bond with Sean over their losses of their respective fathers. Just as she starts to get somewhere, they are interrupted by Emily. In an effort to get Emily to go away, Amy reminds her that Sean needs his rest. Emily leaves and Sean takes Amy at her word and goes upstairs to bed.
 
July 14, 1999
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Sara tells Ben that Casey had asked her to move out and collapses, crying, in Ben's arms. Sara says that Casey had always had feelings for Meg, but Ben dismisses it as just friendship. She says that they pushed Casey and Meg into each other's arms, but he denies that his separation from Meg was in any way related to Sara's breakup with Casey. She tells him that Meg goes to the pier to think, and suggests that he go to find her. Joan finds a heartbroken Sara crying in the rain. Meg won't tell Casey what is bothering her, asking instead what is bothering him. Casey tells Meg about his confrontation with Sara. Meg tells Casey that Ben and Maria have gotten back together. When she explains that she thought that Ben had taken Maria to the casita, Casey tells her that Ben would never have done that. Meg tells Casey that she doesn't want to be alone anymore. Ben sees Meg and Casey kissing.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Before he can tell them what is bothering him, Ricardo collapses. At the hospital, Ricardo codes while he having a nightmare about finding Gabi and Antonio together. Gabi tells Antonio that Ricardo's condition is their punishment for cheating on him.
 
July 15, 1999
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Tyus tells Gabi and Antonio that Ricardo had a stroke and that he might be slipping into a coma, but that Ricardo's youth and health are in his favor. When he asks them if they knew of anything that would have caused him some kind of emotional stress, they tell him about Ricardo's headaches. The nurse tells them that Ricardo is coming out of the coma. Gabi tells the still-unconscious Ricardo that she wants him to hurry up and get well so that they can get married. Antonio prepares to give Ricardo his last rites, saying to have faith in God and trust him. Ricardo awakes with a furious expression on his face.
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Ben overhears Meg telling Casey that she never wants to hear Ben's name again. Meg says that maybe Hank is right, and that Ben really is bad for her. Ben leaves before she says that she thinks that Ben had slept with Maria at the casita. Casey asks her to come home with him, and she says that there is no place she'd rather be. Sara won't tell her parents anything about her breakup with Casey except that Meg is involved. Hank gives Sara a pep-talk to get her to go back to Casey. Casey kisses Meg again. Meg tells Casey that she thinks that Ben was a fantasy, and that Casey was for real. She confesses that when she first came to town, she was attracted to him, not because she thought that he was SB, but for himself. Tim calls and tells Tess that a distraught Ben is alone at the Deep. When Tess apologizes for hesitating when Maria suggested going to Seattle, and offers to go to Seattle with her, Maria says that Ben might be able to watch Benjy for them, if he hadn't been working so many long hours. Tess suggests that Maria go to the Deep to talk to Ben, because there might be room in Ben's life for Maria now. When he sees Tim and Tess kissing, Benjy gets upset. Ben turns his picture of Meg face-down just before Maria arrives. She asks him to tell her what was wrong. Ben tells Maria that he wants to be left alone, but she refuses to leave and demands an explanation.
 
July 16, 1999
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Sara walks in on Casey tickling Meg on the couch. Meg and Casey don't see what she means when Sara says that she'd been right about Casey's feelings for Meg. Meg leaves the house so that Casey and Sara can talk. When Casey tells Sara that he and Meg are just friends, she accuses him of lying. Sara tells Casey that she came back because she remembered how he told her he loved her and felt foolish for not trusting him. He tells her that he had loved her, but that it was over. She finally gets him to admit that he and Meg had just been about to kiss. When Casey says that he and Meg would never have been together if he and Sara hadn't broken up, she reminds him that she always said that she was afraid of his feelings for Meg, and that now she knows that she was right. Casey denies having any feelings for Meg. Sara reminds him that he is too honorable to use Meg, unless he really loves her. She tells him to go ahead and have Meg if he wants her. Maria asks why Ben hadn't convinced Meg to come back to him. He doesn't tell her about seeing Meg and Casey kissing, he just tells her that it is over. Maria tells him that she wishes she could make his pain go away. When she says that there wasn't anything she won't do for him, he kisses her. Tim suggests that he and Tess could help Maria remember so that they could get their money. She dodges his suggestion, saying that Maria will pay up when she sees the promissory note. After Tim leaves, Tess says that she is glad that Tim came into her life, so that she won't have to do any of the dirty work. While reminiscing about Ben, Meg decides that she has to get an explanation from him. Ben and Maria start to undress each other. Meg, who saw his car outside, arrive to talk to Ben. She goes up to his office. A half-naked Ben holds a completely naked Maria in his arms when Meg walks in on them.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Carmen comforts herself with the knowledge that getting rid of the tape was the right thing to do. Her cards tell her that something terrible has happened, and that something worse is about to happen. Ricardo wakes up and his blood pressure goes through the roof. Gabi and Antonio leave the room while Tyus sees to his condition. Gabi says that he was fine until he saw them, almost as if he knew that they'd been together. Carmen arrives, and Antonio tells her that Ricardo had a stroke. Tyus tells them that Ricardo can't speak or move his arms or legs. Gabi asks Tyus if their presence could have upset Ricardo, but Tyus says that all they had seen was his anger and frustration about his condition. Antonio takes Carmen down to the chapel to pray. Gabi asks Ricardo to come back to her, so that they can spend the rest of their lives together. Just as Ricardo starts to respond to her, Antonio arrives and Ricardo's blood pressure goes out of control again.
 
July 19, 1999
Gregory's "Death"

Gregory calls his office and finds out that his memorial service is that day. Annie pays Gregory's attorney $1 to establish an attorney/client relationship and attorney/client privilege and then tells him that Gregory fixed Trey's paternity test. He advises her to keep her mouth shut, because she would be an accessory, and just to keep calm and see what will happen next. A cynical Sean appalls Olivia with his comments about the memorial service. Caitlin sees through it to the pain that Sean is hiding. Amy overhears Sean talking to Emily about how much the journal means to him. Annie finds the key to Gregory's office at the Media Center in his desk drawer. Sean gives Emily a gift -- a necklace with two hearts entwined, standing for his heart and her heart. Amy surprises Sean by telling him that she is going to the memorial service with him. Cole tells Caitlin that he suspects that Annie is up to something. Olivia is overwhelmed by the memories of marrying Gregory and of finding out that Trey is really her son in the church. Gregory reassures himself that he'll get Caitlin and Trey back. Annie walks in on Gregory rummaging around in his office.

Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Ricardo loses control again, so Tyus throws a worried Gabi and Antonio out of the room. Gabi notices that Ricardo loses control every time he sees them together, but Antonio makes excuses. Ricardo fantasizes about walking in on Antonio and Gabi fooling around on the day of the wedding. Antonio receives a reminder that he was supposed to be conducting Gregory's memorial service. Tyus allows Maria and Carmen in to see Ricardo. Maria tells Ricardo that he needs to get better for his family. When she names Gabi and Antonio, he regains consciousness. When Tyus tells him that he thinks that Ricardo's stroke was brought on by the stress of his breakup with Gabi, Ben calls Meg, who hangs up on him. While Gabi issitting beside his bed, Ricardo reaches up and grabs her by the throat.
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Meg asks why he chose her if he still loves Maria. After she left, Ben goes upstairs, where Maria admits that she had been fully aware that Ben would choose Meg again, but that she had still wanted him. When she hears about Ricardo's stroke, Ben decides that driving Maria to the hospital is more important than talking to Meg. When Meg tells Casey about walking in on Ben and Maria at the Deep, he becomes incensed.
 
July 20, 1999
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Tyus rescues Gabi from Ricardo, telling her that Ricardo's strangling her was a reflex. Gabi begs him to make Ricardo well, saying that she'll do anything to make him well again. Carmen and Gabi make a tentative attempt to bond over their desperation to help Ricardo recover. Gabi reassures Carmen that she'll do everything possible to help Ricardo get well.
Gregory's "Death"

When Annie demands that Gregory turn around, Cole interrupts them, asking Annie if she is looking for Gregory's will. Annie tells Cole that she doesn't want to disinherit Caitlin or Trey, she just wants what is her right as Gregory's widow. Cole drags her away to the memorial service. Sean tells Amy that the memorial service is for family only. After Sean and Emily leave, Amy breaks down in tears. Despite Brad's attempts to reason with her, Amy insists that Sean is the only man who's ever loved her, and that she would have had a chance to show him that she loves him if she could have gone to the memorial service. Caitlin asks Antonio's help, because recent events have made her reluctant to speak at the funeral. Bette overhears AJ asking Olivia to let him help her raise Trey. Antonio assures Caitlin that Gregory did everything he did out of love for his children. Antonio starts the service. Gregory skulks in the background wearing a monk's habit. Everyone stands up to say good things about Gregory. Annie tries to say good things, but breaks down and tells the unvarnished truth about Gregory's character.

 
July 21, 1999

Gregory's "Death"

As Gregory leaves the sanctuary, Cole demands that he tell them what he is doing there. Fortunately for Gregory, Antonio unwittingly gets him off of the hook by saying that the monks have taken a vow of silence. When Antonio tells the Richardses that Ricardo had had a stroke, they send him to go to visit his brother. After Antonio leaves with Annie, who wants to check on Maria, Bette suggests that they pray for Ricardo. The arrival of Rose with Trey makes Caitlin and Cole leave. Gregory says that it was worth almost being caught to find out that Caitlin still loves him.
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Maria and Ben discuss Ben's relationship with Meg. Maria tells Ben to talk to Meg. Annie and Antonio arrive and after swearing Annie to secrecy, Maria tells her about having been with Ben. She says that Ben still loves Meg, but Annie doesn't believe it. Tyus tells Maria and Antonio that Ricardo is paralyzed -- possibly permanently. Casey confesses to Meg that Sara had been right, and that his feelings for Meg are much deeper than friendship. Casey gives Meg some time to be alone. Meg is on her way out for a walk to clear her head when Annie arrives, gloating about Ben and Maria sleeping together. Tim tells Sara that he is sorry for causing her breakup with Casey, but she realizes that he is really there to find out if Casey had turned to Meg. Hank walks in as Sara slaps Tim. Hank kicks Tim out and asks Sara what happened between her and Casey. When she responds that Meg is the problem with Casey, Hank defends Meg. When Casey interrupts them, Hank asks Casey if he loves Sara or Meg
Amy/Sean/Emily
In the interest of giving Sean the potion that night, Amy puts Brad in charge of distracting Emily, so Brad asks Emily to come in to work. Amy spikes a glass of Hawaiian Punch with the potion. Sean drinks the punch.
 
July 22, 1999
Amy/Sean/Emily
After Sean chugs the whole glass of punch, Amy is surprised that he isn't affected by it. Sean insists on going to the beach to practice for the sports competition. Amy pretends to turn her ankle in order to get him to agree to stay at home. Brad and Emily return. Amy notices Sean starting to get turned on while cuddling with Emily, and tries to convince him to go out to practice with her again. Amy tells Emily that she can't pair up with Sean for practice. Sean overhears and asked her why not.
Sara/Casey/Meg/Ben/Maria
Casey tells Hank that he wants to talk to Sara alone. Hank becomes belligerent, but goes along with it when Sara asks her father to leave the room. Casey admits his feelings for Meg, saying that he feels that he owes Sara the truth. She says that he is just there to make himself feel better, and asks him if he ever loved her, or if she was just holding Meg's place. He admits that he can't be what she needs. She loses her temper and throws him out. He apologizes, but she doesn't buy it. Once he leaves, she breaks down. Hank returns to comfort his younger daughter. Tess and Tim toast their success with champagne. Tess unfeelingly tells Tim about Ricardo's stroke. She says that the truth that Ben and Maria had never gone to the casita might come out, and then their scheming would be for nothing. Annie taunts Meg. Meg slaps Annie and rubs it in by saying that she has family and friends, and Annie doesn't, which caused Annie to attack Meg. Ben arrives and pulls Annie off of Meg, throwing Annie out of the house. Ben asks Meg how they got to where they were, even before she caught him with Maria in the office, and she says that he knows what had happened. Back at the hospital Annie tells Maria that she'd seen Meg and had cleared the way for Maria to be reunited with Ben.
Ricardo/Gabi/Antonio
Gabi insists that Ricardo will be fine. When Tyus explains his condition to Ricardo, Ricardo indicates that he understands. Tyus tells Antonio, Maria and Gabi that Ricardo is responding to questions. He brings them into the room, but when Ricardo becomes agitated, Tyus tells them to leave. Gabi asks Tyus what Ricardo's prognosis is. In the chapel, Antonio has a crisis of faith and asks God why he hadn't had the stroke instead of Ricardo. Tyus tells Gabi that what Ricardo needs more than anything is encouragement and love. Gabi tells Antonio that she knows how to save Ricardo.
 
July 26, 1999
  Sean tried desperately to fight his attraction to Annie. When Annie mentioned Emily, Sean left in a hurry to find her. As Annie called to find out about Gregory's will, AJ arrived. AJ told Annie that he wouldn't let her get away with peeking at the will, because it would hurt Olivia, Caitlin and Trey. Olivia, Caitlin, Cole and Trey returned home. The Richardses and Deschanels ambushed Annie to tell her that Gregory's will would be read that day. Amy was surprised when she realized that Emily really wanted to be friends. Brad arrived and let them out. He told Emily that Sean was on his way over to her house. After Emily left, he told Amy that he had lied to Emily and that Sean was really on his way home. Sean found himself tempted by every woman on the beach. Emily wasn't home when Sean got there. Bette asked him to talk about his feelings, and he said that he didn't want to discuss his current feelings with his girlfriend's mother. When Amy and Brad returned home, Annie said that Sean had gone to find Emily. Brad apologized to a heartbroken Amy that his lie didn't pay off for her. As he left the room, he told her that she wasn't a bad person. Amy, resolved to give up on Sean, broke down in tears, and was interrupted by Sean's arrival. When Emily defended Amy to Bette, she counseled her daughter to be careful. She then told Emily that Sean hadn't been himself at all when she saw him.

When Ricardo's vital signs went through the roof, Tyus came in to help him. When Gabi told Vanessa that Ricardo's vital signs went through the roof when she asked if he wanted Antonio to marry them in the hospital, Vanessa said that Ricardo had been happy, but Antonio and Gabi said that it hadn't been happiness. Ricardo regained some use of his left hand, and he indicated that he wanted to see Antonio and Gabi. Tyus told Gabi and Antonio that if they upset Ricardo again, he'd bar them from the room. Gabi asked if Ricardo wanted to get married, and he blinked "no" and went on to indicate that he never wanted to marry her. Gabi had a flash of making love with Antonio and realized that Ricardo really meant it when he said that he didn't want to marry her.
 
July 27, 1999
  Gabi asked Antonio to leave the room. Once they were alone, Gabi promised that she'd stay by Ricardo, no matter what happened. Carmen admitted that Gabi really was devoted to Ricardo. Antonio told her that Gabi had asked Ricardo to marry her, and that it was their decision to make. She pulled the Tower of Destruction card out of her purse and said that it wasn't their decision to make. Carmen explained to a skeptical Antonio how the card related to Ricardo's current condition. Gabi told Antonio and Carmen that she thought that he was only refusing because he thought that she was pitying him. Carmen said that it was for the best. Ricardo hallucinated Gabi's voice taunting him. Ricardo asked his family to come in, indicating that he wanted to communicate with them about Gabi's proposal.

Emily told her mother that she wished Sean could open up to her. When Bette cautioned her not to push him, Emily thought that she was casting aspersions on Sean. Bette told her that it was all about Emily. Bette reminded Emily that Sean was withdrawing even before Gregory's death, and told her that she was afraid that Sean would hurt her, but Emily wouldn't listen. She left to see Sean, telling her mother that Sean would never hurt her. Emily comforted herself with thoughts of Sean's fidelity. Sean and Amy slept together. Afterwards, Sean had second thoughts. Emily arrived at the front door.

Annie tried unsuccessfully to convince the others that they couldn't read the will that day. When her antagonizers turned their backs for a moment, Annie bolted. When Sean was merely friendly to her, Amy wondered what was wrong with her, that Sean didn't want her, he just wanted Emily. Amy confessed her feelings of self-doubt, and Sean told her that he was glad that she'd been there for him when he needed her. He nearly kissed her, and apologized for it afterward. She told him not to apologize, putting his arms around her. He kissed her, then apologized for the kiss. He tried to leave, but she convinced him to stay.
Annie tired to convince Gregory's attorney not to have the reading, but he didn't buy it. Gregory's attorney said that Olivia, Caitlin, Cole, AJ and Annie, and only Olivia, Caitlin, Cole, AJ and Annie, were named in the will.
 
July 28, 1999
  Rose told Emily to go ahead and look for Sean, but just as Emily was about to go up the stairs, Brad arrived and told her not to go upstairs. He told her that Sean was on the beach looking for her and offered to take her to him. Amy told Sean that she had just lost her virginity. Sean tried to let Amy down easy, telling her that they shouldn't have slept together because he loved Emily. Sean apologized for sleeping with her, and she said that for her it was right, because she loved him, even if he didn't love her. Amy congratulated herself on making Sean feel guilty about sleeping with her. When Emily was going to go back to the house to look for Sean, Brad asked her why she trailed around after him all of the time. Brad wondered if Amy was the right woman to be helping. Sean started to tell Emily the truth.

Ricardo indicated that he would marry Gabi. Maria agreed to be Gabi's matron of honor. She offered to go downstairs to get his missal and vestments with Antonio. When he saw them hugging, Ricardo fantasized that Gabi and Antonio were laughing at him. Carmen tried to convince Gabi that she shouldn't marry Ricardo, but Antonio stopped her. Gabi returned with the wedding rings. Antonio asked if they were ready to start the wedding. When Antonio asked if anyone had just cause why they shouldn't be married, Ricardo snatched his hand back and had another episode.

Olivia wondered why she wasn't notified of Trey's inheritance on his behalf. The attorney began playing Gregory's videotaped will. Gregory left a horse named "Hopeless" to AJ. He left a lifetime supply of vodka to Olivia, saying that she'd have to start drinking if she was going to spend the rest of her life with AJ. Gregory left Cole a list of rich old women to take advantage of and rob. Annie was appalled when he left the bulk of his estate to Caitlin.
Gregory said that if she wanted the estate, she had to divorce Cole and never see him again. She refused to go along with his condition. Annie got the impression that she was Gregory's heir.
 
July 29, 1999
  Brad told Amy that he distracted Emily. She told him that she had successfully seduced Sean. Sean decided that the middle of the beach was the wrong place to be confessing to sleeping with Amy. Amy offered to tell Emily what happened between them. She said that she and Sean had had a fight about how she knew that Sean only wanted to be with Emily. She said that Sean had nothing to feel guilty about, because what happened was totally their fault. Brad, who arrived to stop Amy from telling Emily the truth, was stunned when he heard what she had told Emily. Amy counseled Sean to forget about their tryst. Emily overheard Sean telling Amy that it happened. Sean walked Emily home, and Amy told Brad that she kept him from telling Emily the truth as part of her plan to land Sean. Amy told Brad that as badly as she felt about the possibility of hurting Emily, she also felt like Emily had so much more to fall back on than she did.

Ricardo had second thoughts, but they convinced him to go through with it. Gabi recited her own vows -- that she loved him and would spend every day trying to deserve his love. Antonio helped Ricardo slip the ring on Gabi's finger. When Antonio told them to exchange a kiss, Ricardo pushed her away. When she asked, Ricardo indicated that the movement had been involuntary. Carmen tried to explain to Maria that any decision that Ricardo made during the crisis of his stroke will be a disaster. Antonio told Ricardo how special Gabi was and how lucky Ricardo was to have her as a wife. Then he gave his brother a rosary from the Vatican. After Antonio left, Ricardo bent the cross in his left hand. When Gabi and Antonio left, Ricardo decided that they hadn't fooled him for a moment. Carmen decided that she should have destroyed the tape. When she went for it in the wastepaper basket, it was gone.

Gregory left Annie a library of self-help books, to help her make something of herself. He also told her that she was never going to get her Liberty Corporation shares back. Gregory left everything in trust with Olivia for Trey. Olivia said that she was going to throw Annie out of the house.
 
July 30, 1999
  Hank told Meg and Casey that Sara had been in tears. After Casey left, Meg defended him to her father. Meg told Hank that everything that happened was her own fault. When Hank said that none of this would have happened if it weren't for Ben, Meg told him that he and Maria were back together. Hank told Meg that eventually she'd find someone new and be able to start over -- just as long as it wasn't Sara's boyfriend. Tess told Tim that Ben and Maria really had slept together. Sara walked in while Tim and Tess were congratulating themselves on their success. Sara told Tim that she was going to find out what he and Tess were up to, but Tim consoled himself that Sara was too upset over losing Casey to figure out what they were doing. Tim reminded Tess that Maria might refuse to pay up because of her amnesia, but Tess assured him that wouldn't happen. Maria overheard Benjy asking Ben if he'd ever be happy again if Meg never came back. Ben told Benjy it was more important to him that Meg was happy, and that he'd have to move on with his life if being with him didn't make her happy. When Maria suggested that maybe Ben should have given Meg the benefit of the doubt, Ben said that he heard Meg say that she never wanted to have anything to do with him again. When Ben told Maria that it could never just be abut sex for them, she asked if he was saying that they had a future together. Sara told Casey that she wanted him to not be there when she went to pick up her things. When Casey protested that he'd been completely committed to her when they were together, Sara refused to listen. When Sara arrived for her things, Meg said that they needed to talk.

Annie announced that Trey wasn't Gregory's son. When no one believed Annie, she told Olivia that she was there when Gregory fixed the paternity test. Annie reminded Olivia about the time she found Gregory and Trey at the hospital, supposedly for Trey's ear infection. She said that she was eavesdropping when Dr. Manning told Gregory that he couldn't possibly be Trey's father. Cole demanded another paternity test.

 

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