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Monday, August 6, 2001

He's back. Jax successfully stole the necklace from where it was to be auctioned off; why, we don't know.

Auction place:
Helena and Alexis were of course each accusing the other of stealing the necklace. Helena demanded Taggert arrest Alexis and vice versa. He was fed up with all the Cassadine fighting. He said it was now a crime scene and he wasn't arresting anyone. Helena threatened that Alexis could end up the same way as her mother.

Luke's apartment:
Luke was rude to Lucky, being his obnoxious, drugged self. Lucky asked if Helena got him too. The other Luke was trying to reason with the drugged one, but to no avail. He was drinking and being a pain. Helena, instead of actually killing Luke, has given him a drug, when mixed with alcohol, makes him an obnoxious drunk, which will alienate all his friends and family. This is her big plan, to make him lose everyone he loves by chasing them away. He had finally hugged Lucky when Lucky was ripped from his arms by a couple of thugs and dragged off and tied up somewhere. Helena came to visit Luke to gloat.

Felicia's house:
Felicia and Mac were talking about Luke and how she was disappointed in him. She thought there was more between them than sex. She finally came to a decision to leave for a while and visit her grandmother in Texas.

Alexis' penthouse:
Alexis was going through a box of stuff and came across a necklace that looked remarkably like the one that had been stolen.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Gia went to the cottage to get her mail and as she was looking through the mail she came across a torn picture of her and Nikolas. Low and behold Nikolas walked through the door. The two spoke amicably and you could tell that the love was still there and their attraction had not lessened in any way. Gia told Nikolas that all was fine with her and she had a new beau. He was tall, rich, and had these big brown eyes. Nikolas was not happy about this and tried to quiz Gia about this new beau. Unfortunately Gia could not answer any questions because in reality she knew little about Lucien. She also would not divulge his name. As the two continued to bicker back and forth Liz came in the door. Gia took her leave and outside she called Stavros. She asked him to attend an event with her; he agreed.

Chloe returned to work at the shared office with L&B. She looked really good in a beautiful aqua colored dress and her hair was longer. A visitor, Stefan, surprised her. He came over to confide in her about Nikolas and his guilt about him returning to the family but on Helena's side. Chloe actually was very attentive to Stefan and genuinely cared about his struggle. She quoted him a couple of lines from him journal about soaring in the sky. Stefan said that that person no longer existed for him. Chloe told him to search for him because that Stefan is trying to get out. At that moment Stefan turned to Chloe and reached out to kiss her; Chloe kissed back too. Then the looked into each other's eyes and started to kiss more passionately and putting their arms and hands on each other.

Lucky found out who kidnapped him, and it turned out to be Liz. He was shocked but relieved that it was her. Liz told him she received help but could not reveal her source. Lucky was glad and content for now to continue with Liz.

Helena found Luke in his apartment just wasting away due the drugs Lucky gave him. She was quite pleased with herself and boasted to Luke because he was helpless to do her any harm. Luke did try to pump Helena for information. He could be focused when it came to Lucky, but it was still difficult. Luke's alter ego was still present and coaxed him into trying to seduce Helena but Stavros showed up and the plans had to change. Stavros tried to pump Luke for information too, but Luke was either reluctant or unable to provide Stavros with any information regarding Nikolas or their plan. Stavros left with the satisfaction that Luke will never be the man he used to be.

Carly has become dangerous. Sonny continued to negate Carly in every way possible. Carly begged and pleaded with him to understand and forgive her. Sonny just will not give in anymore. She asked what do I have to do to get your forgiveness? What? I will do anything for you to forgive me Sonny. Stop trying he said because I have already given up on us. Mind you that Angel is hanging around in the background listening to their conversation. Angel is one odd girl. Back to Carly, she has another harebrained idea and goes into Sorel's room and pulled the plug on his ventilator and listened to the alarm sound. Then Sonny ran in the room and grabbed the plug from her hand and threw it down on the ground and asked why did you do that? Of course Carly's reply is that now will you believe I love you. Angel walked in and saw Sorel grasping for air. Next Bobbie and Dr. Tony came in to undo the damage. Outside Sorel's room, Tony asked what in the world happened. Sonny said they did not know what happened he and Carly were just passing by the room and heard the alarm. Angel chimed in and said that she tripped over the plug, which was not secure. Tony let it go but he made it known that he did not believe one word of the story. He told Angel to stay away from Sonny and Carly because they are bad news. Once the hoopla died down, Carly continued to try to convince Sonny to give their relationship a chance. Sonny was through by this time he told her to get out and leave him alone. Before she left, Carly told him to be careful because one day she might just do that.

Carly slammed the door and went to the elevator where she proceeded to kick the down button. Angel calmly waited for the elevator next to her. Angel asked if Carly needed something or wanted a lift to a friend's place. Carly told Angel that she was short on friends and had no where to go. Then Carly suggested that she go to the house on the lake, Angel's house. Angel said no, but Carly manipulated the situation well and Angel finally agreed to one night at her place. Once they arrived Carly complimented Angel on her home. Angel went to bed and Carly stayed up to be alone with her thoughts. The kicker here is that Angel left the statue of the angel that Carly gave Sonny sitting in the living room across from where Carly is sitting on the couch.

Once Carly left, Bobbie emerged from Sorel's room to talk to Sonny. She presented the truth to Sonny as she normally does when it concerns Carly. Bobbie told him that although Carly made a huge mistake, Sonny abandoned Carly when she needed him the most. Sonny told Bobbie that he appreciated her talking to him but his relationship with Carly is between himself and Carly. Bobbie said that she would respect that but when it comes to losing a child she can not just stand on the sidelines and watch. She told him how she lost BJ, and then almost Lucas earlier and she had no plans to lose Michael or Carly. Bobbie continued and said Carly nearly ruined her life when she seduced Tony, but she forgave her because she had to do it. Sonny, she said, now you know my daughter and as long as you continue refusing to forgive her the harder she will push. Which is just another way for you to hold on to Carly. If you really meant what you said and you want to get rid of Carly, then just forgive her and let her go. Bobbie walked away.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Sonny reveals to Mike that Carly tried to kill Sorel and announces he wants nothing to do with her anymore. Mike attributes his feelings to Angel but Sonny denies it. He runs to see Angel when Mike leaks that Carly spent the night at Angel's place. Meanwhile, Angel manages to hide Sonny's angel before Carly can spot it. Carly urges Angel to hang onto her unnamed man if she truly loves him. Finding her upset at work, Roy takes Melissa on a surprise adventure, one he promised her a long time ago. Their travel comes to a halt when the car runs out of gas. They break into a closed gas station but then find the owner's friend Woody ready to deal with the intruders. Melissa handles the mess by posing as the owner's niece Arlene. At the Cassadine auction, Gia discovers that Helena hired her to be the guest auctioneer, not Nikolas. When she threatens to walk out, Helena threatens to sue her. Unaware that Helena is watching, Nikolas almost reveals his plan to fool Helena. Monica comes home to find Skye still living at the Quartermaine mansion and orders her to get out. Alan insists that she stay so Monica decides to move Alan and Skye to another wing. Ned's upset to see Skye and AJ growing closer. Taggert ruins Alan's plans to move Sorel from the hospital.

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Thursday, August 9, 2001
by M.A.

The show opened up with the "sane Luke" giving the "wacked out" Luke instructions on what to do at the auction. Mean while, Helena was in the security control room observing her grandson with Gia. When Stavros joined her, he couldn't resist taunting her with the fact that it looked like Nikolas was playing her for a fool.
When Nik apologized for the way he treated her, Gia accused him of claiming he pretended to love her simply to get her in bed. When Liz came in, Gia laid into both of them, telling them they were perfect for each other since they were a couple of liars. He defended Liz as Gia ripped her to shreds. When a messenger dropped off a diamond necklace for Gia from "Lucien", she rubbed it in Nikolas's face.
Helena was gleeful over what she saw, but Stavros insisted that she was deluding herself.
She was stunned when he told her that he planned to attend the auction with Gia as his date. He relished in the fact that Helena was freaked and revealed that he was only kidding. However, he did swear to prove that Nikolas was faking. He also told her that it was time for him to seek revenge on his "faithless" brother.
The auction opened with Helena giving a speech. However, she was interrupted by a belligerent Luke. He asked her to tell the crowd about the medical "experiments" she's been involved with down in the basement. Despite his behavior, Helena didn't want Taggert or Mack to arrest Luke. He continued to disrupt the auction by revealing to everyone that Nikolas was a "spy" who would bring the Cassadines down. The show closed with Luke telling Helena that she should go down to the laboratory and "make another spy."

Carly told Skye that calling her to meet was a mistake. Skye won her over by playing the "Protect your son from the Quartermaines" card. AJ arrived, on Que, and provoked the two women into an argument. Carly, of course, failed to see through it, and really believed that Skye was on her side. AJ and Skye met afterwards and congratulated each other on getting Carly to take the bait.

Sonny finally revealed that Angel is Sorel's daughter. He accused her of trying to manipulate him for her Father's sake. When he asked her why she hadn't told him who she was up until now, she responded with a question: "Would you have stayed if you knew who I really was?" Sonny asked Angel what she wanted from Carly and why she let her stay at the house. Angel admitted to him that it was a ploy so she could get to know Carly better. She told him that if she were forced to choose between him and her father, it would be him that she would choose. He then went outside to think.

Roy and Melissa fumbled through getting the tent up and tried to convince each other that camping was a good idea. After finally building a fire, Roy encouraged Melissa to let go of her past hurt and to live in the moment. They tried to give each other the moral support each one needed to get on with their lives.

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Friday, August 10, 2001
by M.A.

At the auction house, Luke continued his drunken rant against Nikolas. He told Helena and all assembled that Nikolas was plotting against the Cassadines and planned to bring the family down. Nikolas responded by punching Luke out. Helena finally ordered Mac and Taggert to remove Luke from the auction even as Luke continued to lash out. Alexis offered to represent Luke in court and asked to know the truth about Nikolas and Helena. Luke declined her offer and remained unclear about Nikolas and Helena's association. Taggert handcuffed him to the wall and went to get a squad car to take Luke to the police station. Luke's inner voice urged him to get away before he ruined everything. When Taggert returned, Luke was gone.

Melissa and Roy drew closer together after they released the memories of their painful pasts. Roy thanked her for making him feel good about himself for the first time in years. He kissed her, but she pulled away after a few moments. She suggested that they take things slowly, and he agreed. Their romantic evening was interrupted when a bear invaded the campsite.

Stefan approached Nikolas and offered him support if Luke's claim was true. Nikolas scorned his uncle and said that Luke lied. Nikolas still wanted nothing to do with Stefan and publicly humiliated him. A rejected and dejected Stefan left the auction house and Chloe followed him outside. Seeing his pain, Chloe sat with him and took him in her arms. She suggested that it was time that he leave the Cassadines behind once and for all. Stefan told her that the only way he could do that was if she was by his side. Declaring his love for her, Stefan proposed marriage while a hidden Stavros eavesdropped on the conversation.

Helena tried to reassure Stavros that Nikolas was on their side, but Stavros didn't buy it. He told his mother that she was a fool if she believed that Nikolas suddenly loved her after having been raised his whole life to hate her. He told her that he would take care of the situation with Nikolas and ensure his son's loyalty through his own means.

Hoping that Luke's claim was true, Gia interrupted Nikolas' conversation with Liz to confirm her belief. He denied that he was secretly plotting against the Cassadines and told Gia that she was delusional. Gia begged him to tell her the truth and said she would stand by him no matter what. He tried to hide his pain as he told her that she didn't matter to him anymore and asked her to leave him alone. Struggling to contain her emotions, Gia returned to the auction and gave a command performance as an announcer.

During the auction, Alexis bid on an Asian statue, much to Helena's surprise. Ned stopped Edward's attempt to bid against her because he saw how much Alexis wanted the statue. Once she had it in her possession, Alexis approached Helena and reminded her how much she had loved the statue as a child. As Helena watched, Alexis smashed the statue to bits and declared that she would do the same thing to Helena if she continued to try to hurt anyone she cared about.

Monica and Alan battled at the auction because of her coldness towards Skye. When Monica bid on a beautiful bracelet, Alan shocked her by bidding against her and buying the bracelet for Skye. He warned Monica that he wouldn't stand for her ignoring his daughter, and he presented the bracelet to a delighted Skye. Edward bid on a ring for Lila, and it seemed that he had won it, when a voice called from the back of the room with a million dollar bid. Everyone's mouth fell open when they saw Jax standing in the doorway.

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