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Monday, October 30, 2000

Rick is visiting with Becky's parents trying to find out the name of Little Eric's father.
Joe tells him that C.J. is the child's father and the only one that he needs. Tully agrees that it could be important to know in case the child got sick since Becky was already gone. Joe starts raging about Deacon, who is the child's father. He immediately regrets that he let that slip out. He said that Deacon was no good and he should have been the one diagnosed with a terminal illness. He said that all that he had cared about was himself and the last that he had heard he was headed for Las Vegas. He said that when Becky went to tell him that she was pregnant he had already left the hotel. He gets upset and walks out. Tully said that she had a picture of Deacon and that he could have it if he thought that it would help. She does give the picture to Rick.

Clarke is at Morgan's house and he kisses her and tries to get her involved in a relationship with him. She tells him that she is not ready. He tells her that she needs to get over Ridge and he felt that things would get worse once the baby was born. She said that she didn't have those feelings for Ridge anymore. Clarke said that they would only get stronger once the baby was born and probably destroy Ridge's marriage.

Amber and Darla are discussing Rick and C.J.. Amber said that C.J. had proposed and she accepted and that Rick had proposed and that she had turned him down. Darla tells her that she should just forget about Rick. Amber said that Rick was the first man that she had ever loved and that they had had a child, but she said that C.J. and Little Eric were her family.

Ridge is in the bathroom shaving when Taylor appears with Thomas. She said that he had wanted to say goodnight. The babysitter comes in to get Thomas and Ridge and Taylor lock the door and decide to make love. Ridge says that his family is the most important thing to him and that he would never do anything to ruin what they have.


Tuesday, October 31

At their house, while the children were being taken care of by the babysitter, Ridge and Taylor locked their door and made love in a bubble bath. Ridge lamented to Taylor that "they have a life time of nights like this to look forward to."
Clarke accused Morgan of not being interested in any other men, including him, because she is interested in Ridge. He told her that she has very strong feelings for Ridge and when they come out she will not want to share Ridge with Taylor any longer. Clark predicated when Morgan's feelings come out it will be a disaster for everyone, especially Morgan.

Rick arrived back from Furnace Creek and hired a private detective, Ted, to locate Little Eric's biological father. Rick told Ted, when Eric's biological father is found, he intends to ask him to grant him custody of Little Eric. The only information Rick could give Ted was that the biological father's first name is Deacon. He handed Ted an old photo of Deacon and estimated that Deacon is in his late twenties. Rick told Ted that Deacon probably drives an expensive sports car and might hang out in Las Vegas. Ted told Rick that even though he's in a hurry to find Deacon, it could take some time to find him based on what little information Rick has about him.

Morgan daydreamed that Ridge had been in the delivery room when their son was born and that he was as happy about their son as she was. She also fantasized that Ridge offered to move in with her and their son so he could spend as much time with his son as possible. After that fantasy ended, Morgan took the photo of she, Ridge and Taylor and cut Taylor out of the photo. Morgan put the photo of her and Ridge next to her in bed. Morgan whispered "good night my sweetheart" to the photo of her and Ridge.



Wednesday, November 1, 2000

The show opened at Spectra Fashions with Sally and Amber going through bridal magazines trying to find the perfect wedding dress for Amber. Sally asked Amber what she would consider the "perfect" wedding gown. Amber replied that she wanted something sexy but not trashy. Just then, Clarke came in with a dress that he designed for Amber. Amber was thrilled and went to try it on. Sally, Darla, Clarke and even Little Eric were impressed with how lovely Amber looked. Darla remarked that Amber was part of the Spectra-Garrison family now and that she had their complete support. Amber couldn't help but wonder how things could have been different for her and Rick if his family would have supported their marriage.

Over at Ridge and Taylor's, Taylor played with the kids while Ridge said he took the afternoon off to go golfing. When he saw that Taylor had caught a cold, he volunteered to stay home but she said it wasn't necessary. Just then there was a knock at the door. Taylor answered it and found Morgan coming to pick up Taylor for her child birthing class. Taylor agreed to be Morgan's labor coach but since she wasn't feeling well, she asked that Ridge go in her place for this one class. Ridge expressed his disinterest but Taylor coerced him into going. Morgan told Ridge that he didn't have to go, as she could ask Clarke and he would be delighted. Ridge didn't like that idea and finally agreed to go with Morgan. When they got to the class, all the other couples assumed they were married and asked Ridge when his and his wife's baby was due. Ridge replied that Morgan was not his wife. Morgan could tell how uncomfortable Ridge was, so she got up in front of the class and explained to everyone that Ridge was not her husband or boyfriend, nor was he the father of her child. She went on further to say that they hardly even knew each other and that Ridge had absolutely no sexual or romantic interest in her. Ridge couldn't help but get a laugh out of Morgan's dramatic explanation of their relationship.

Rick filled Bridget in on his quest to find Little Eric's biological father so that he could persuade him to sign over custody. Bridget tried to be supportive, even though she didn't really understand why he would want Amber and the responsibility of a baby back, especially since the child wasn't technically his. Shortly after Rick convinced Bridget of his dedication to the child he raised as his own for a year, the phone rang. It was the private investigator Rick hired to find Little Eric's natural father. The P.I. told Rick that he had located the man and that he managed a local night club in LA Rick took the picture of Deacon with Becky and went to the night club to confront Deacon. Once he got there, he was told to wait while an employee went to get Deacon. The show concluded with the night club employee telling Deacon that he had someone there to see him. Deacon agreed to see Rick.

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Talking with Magda, Rick shows the waitress the photo from Furnace Creek and she admits that the man pictured, Deacon, is her boyfriend. She becomes upset when she notices Deacon's pictured with another woman. Deacon finally confronts Rick and isn't interested in what he has to say until Rick admits he's there for the sake of a woman who knew Deacon. He starts to ask about this woman but Rick suddenly changes his mind when he watches how Deacon treats Magda and walks out, leaving the photo behind. Deacon grabs the photo and stares in disbelief. Bridget leaks to Stephanie that C.J. and Amber are engaged. Worried that she's making a big mistake, Stephanie decides it's time to chat with Amber. Rick meets with Bridget at the Insomnia and explains that he's changed his mind about telling Deacon about Little Eric. Just then, Deacon arrives. Having fun at the childbirth class, Morgan suggests to Ridge that he can be in the delivery room if he wants to be there. Ridge isn't interested though. Once the class is over, Ridge helps put away the mats they've been using. Morgan helps out but accidentally closes the door to the closet on them, locking them inside.

Friday, November 3, 2000

Inside the locked utility closet, Ridge is frustrated when no one responds to his yelling for help. He boasts to Morgan that Taylor will figure out that something is wrong and come free them but Morgan doubts it will be soon. Morgan then confronts him on his lack of support for his unborn baby. He defends his attitude but she advises him that very soon, Taylor will somehow find out that he's the father of her baby. Ridge announces that he will only be a friend to the baby but Morgan replies that she wishes he won't punish their child because of what she did. Stephanie confronts Amber about her sudden decision to marry C.J. She guesses that she's interested in C.J. only because he has custody of Little Eric. Amber then astounds Stephanie by asking her to be her matron of honor. Stephanie refuses because she doesn't approve and urges her to reconsider marrying C.J. for fear that it might ruin her life. Unaware that Deacon has arrived at the Insomnia and is staring at him, Rick gabs with Bridget about his decision not to tell Deacon that he had a son with Becky. Just then, C.J. arrives with Little Eric. Rick fumes as he watches him and boasts to Bridget that he's going to find a way to stop the wedding. Amber joins C.J. and in mentioning Stephanie's visit, suggests that they slow things down a bit. When Rick leaves, he finds Deacon with the photo. Deacon claims that no "hick from the sticks" is going to ruin his life. Rick informs him that Becky is dead. Deacon then overhears C.J. angrily boast to Rick that he and Amber will raise Becky's son.

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