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Monday, October 7, 2002

Rick is grateful when Erica helps calm down Little Eric. Rick is concerned about the change in Eric's behavior, and realizes that he's acting out because he misses Amber. Erica holds Amber responsible, and points out that even the most loving mother can be a bad influence on a child. Amber accuses Sheila of encouraging Erica to seduce a married man. Amber insists that Rick and Erica aren't as close as Sheila thinks. Sheila tells Amber that she's about to abandon Rick and pulls out a gun. She picks up a bottle of tequila and forces Amber out the door. Sheila explains that tonight Amber is breaking her court order by leaving the house and disappearing. Amber is horrified when Sheila takes her into an alley and pulls out a pair of wire cutters. Amber screams. Eric holds Hope and admits to Brooke that he didn't realize how much he's missed having a baby at the house. As Eric helps Brooke with Hope, they reminisce about Rick's infancy and childhood.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002

While Sheila had a gun pointed at Amber, she tied her up. Sheila then planed drugs and alcohol at the site to make it appear as though Amber had begun using drugs and alcohol again. Sheila forced Amber into Erica's apartment and held her hostage there. Sheila threatened Amber that if this plan to abduct Amber so Erica could have Rick didn't work, she would have to come up with a more "permanent solution." Sheila revealed to Amber that Erica was planning to give Rick something that she could not. Amber immediately figured out that Erica is planning to become pregnant with Rick's child.

At Rick's, Erica tended to Little Eric. Rick revealed to Erica that he has a gut feeling that Amber is telling the truth about the evening that she was with Lance. Rick told Erica that he is willing to be patient to wait for the truth about what really happened.

Meanwhile, the LA Police were tracking Amber's movement from Taylor's house with the ankle tracking device. The police found the tracking device which had been cut off by Sheila. They also found the drugs and alcohol that Sheila planted. The Police went to Rick's to inform him that Amber had violated the terms of her home confinement and was on a drinking and drugging binge. Rick told the police that he did not believe that Amber would do such a thing.

At the Insomnia, C.J. was very curious about Bridget's mentor, Dr. Maclain. C.J. asked Bridget many questions about Dr. Maclain. C.J. wanted to know if Dr. Maclain was married and if he flirted with Bridget. Bridget realized that C.J. was jealous of Dr. Maclain.

Back at Erica's apartment, Amber tried to make Sheila think that Rick would know where to look for her. Amber attempted to make Sheila worry that the police might find her. While Sheila stood by the window to watch for any police, Amber began to untie her hands with a pair of scissors.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002
by Anna

When Lt. Baker arrives to tell Rick about Amber's disappearance, Rick tells him he doesn't believe Amber would leave Ridge and Taylor's house and go drinking. After Lt. Baker leaves, Rick wonders aloud if Amber needs more help than he can give her. Erica reminds him of his promise to move on with his life if Amber ever disappointed him again. Erica insists that he must break this cycle of pain and think about himself and his son.

Ridge and Taylor come home from their romantic dinner. After they arrive, Lt. Baker comes to the door wondering if Amber left any clues to her whereabouts. Taylor is shocked to find out that Amber is missing and immediately concludes that Amber wouldn't have left voluntarily. Ridge tells Lt. Baker that he doesn't trust Amber. Then they notice the spilled Tequila on the bar and the missing bottle. Lt. Baker informs them that a bottle of Tequila was found with some pills in an alley where Amber's tracking device had been cut off her leg. Taylor defends Amber, saying that something is not right. She then calls Rick and tells him that someone must be setting Amber up. Rick doesn't want to hear Taylor's explanation. He insists that he just wants all of it to end. After Rick hangs up, Taylor tells Ridge that Amber must have been abducted. Ridge assures Taylor that Amber is a lost cause, and she is wasting her time.

At Erica and Sheila's apartment, Sheila assures Amber that no one will find her. She tells Amber that the Forresters have been trying to get rid of Amber for years, and they have welcomed Erica into their lives. Sheila is sure that Rick will give into Erica now that Amber is out of the picture. While Sheila's back is turned, Amber gets loose from her ropes and tries to escape. After a struggle, Sheila pins Amber and ties her back up, this time covering her mouth with tape. Erica calls Sheila, asking about Amber. Sheila tells her not to worry about Amber, but focus on getting pregnant and assuming her place in the Forrester family.

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Thursday, October 10, 2002

At home, Taylor told Ridge she does not believe that Amber left their home to go on a drinking binge. When Eric returned the children, they had been afraid of the thunder storm. Taylor, Ridge and the children enjoyed pizza together. Ridge and Taylor tried to calm their fears about the thunder storm.

At Erica's apartment, Sheila continued to hold Amber hostage. Sheila warned Amber that if she ever tried to escape again, she would be dead. Sheila put a silencer on the gun. Sheila taunted Amber about losing Rick to Erica. Sheila began packing clothes and told Amber that she would be leaving.

At home, Rick decided that his marriage to Amber is a lost cause. He told Erica that he has decided to move on without Amber. Rick called Erica a really good person that he can count on. He wished that Amber were like Erica.

Stephanie went to Massimo's to give him a gift. It was a picture drawn by the children of Stephanie, Eric and the children. Stephanie gave this drawing to Massimo as a thank you for not telling Ridge that he is his father. Massimo accepted the drawing. Before Stephanie left, the telephone rang. Massimo asked her to put the telephone speaker on. Sheila was calling to tell Massimo that she had decided to take the trip on his yacht with him. Stephanie recognized Sheila's voice.



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Friday, October 11, 2002


Massimo and Stephanie argue about the voice of the woman who was on the phone. Stephanie says she recognized the voice of Sheila Carter. Stephanie continues to question Massimo about Sheila. She asks Massimo if there was anything Sheila had talked about that might give them a clue as to why she was back in LA. Massimo says the only thing the woman ever talked about was her daughter and the fact that the Forresters had given a party in her honor. Stephanie puts two and two together and comes to the shocking conclusion that Erica; the nanny is really Sheila and James's daughter, Mary.

Ridge tries to dissuade Taylor from trying to find out what's happened to Amber. He says he feels sorry for Rick but his brother's situation with Amber makes him more appreciative for what he has with Taylor. They proceed to make love. Stephanie calls Ridge and Taylor and tells them that she just found out that Sheila Carter is in town and has been for months. She tells Ridge that she believes Erica is Sheila's daughter. When Ridge tells Taylor what he's just learned, Taylor says that Amber had been telling the truth and she had been set-up. Taylor thinks Sheila must have been behind the whole plot. Ridge gives Stephanie Erica's apartment address telling her to call the police. He tries to call Rick and gets no answer. Telling Taylor he is going over there, he kisses his wife and tells her he loves her. Stephanie calls the police from Massimo's car as they drive over to Erica's apartment.

Erica is pulling out all the stops. Sitting on Rick's bed in a sexy red nightgown, she tells Rick she thinks about him all the time and that she's thought about him a lot. Rick tells her she's young and in love for the first time. He tells her if she had sneaked into his room he would have thrown her out. Erica insists she is in love for the last time. She says she wants to give herself to Rick tonight. Rick tells Erica it's the wrong night for talking about her proposition. Erica won't give up. She keeps giving Rick seductive kisses all over his upper body. Rick resolve is melting. Rick says he's not prepared to sleep with Erica, but she tells him he doesn't need to worry about anything because she's taken care of everything.

Amber, all tied up as Sheila's prisoner tells Sheila her plan for Erica and Rick won't work. Amber says Rick will never let himself be trapped into staying with Erica, even if she did get pregnant. Sheila laughs at Amber telling her the plan will work as long as nobody finds out about her which means she will have to get rid of Amber. Amber has flashbacks of her time in Venice with Rick. Sheila is all packed and ready to go. She pulls out a bag of pills telling Amber she will be going on a trip of her own. Sheila pulls a gun and is about to force Amber to take an overdose of pills when there's a knock on the door. Looking through the blinds, Sheila and Stephanie make eye contact. Amber wants to make some noise to let whoever's on the other side of the door know that she's there. Sheila turns in desperation and points the gun at Amber.


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