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Monday, April 26

At the Insane Asylum:
Kate tells Holly that she knows Fletcher still loves her (Holly) and that she was only there to bring him some things. Holly is at first wary of the woman's appearance in her hospital room but calms down when she starts talking about Meg and showing Holly all of the work that Meg had been doing at her special school. Blake and Fletcher show up are startled that Kate was in with Holly. They come in and Fletcher takes Kate out of the room after Kate gives her best wishes to Holly. Kate tells Fletcher that she missed him and Fletcher replies with his demand that she not try to impede Holly's progress or their lives together because he remains adamant to stay in Springfield. Blake tells Kate to get out of Springfield for good.

At Millennium:
Danny tells Pilar to run....get out of town while she can and never look back. He says it is too late for him but she still has a chance. Pilar tried to question him but then Bill comes stumbling in all beat up and bruised. While Pilar went for the first aid kit, Bill accused Danny and the two of them discovered that his beating was engineered by Carmen . Danny admitted to Bill that he feels Pilar is safer with Bill than with any of the other people in his family. Danny told him not to confide this to Pilar and that he would take care of it. He leaves. Pilar came back and was upset that Danny had left. She talked to Bill who lied and said he was mugged. Later after many pleas Bill admitted that it was Carmen.

At the Santoses' Estate:
Danny comes in and immediately lambastes Carmen's henchman and yells at Carmen that she can not control him. He reveals that he will do anything to keep Pilar safe from her.

At Drew's Apartment:
Michelle walks in on Drew and Jesse. Jesse runs to her in the hall and talks to her. He tells her things just happened and that he did not intend on hurting Michelle but both of them knew things weren't as they should be between them. Michelle apologizes for all that she has done to him and the two realize that their relationship is at an end.

At the Firehouse:
Buzz sorts through Jenna's things and planned on getting rid of them. Selena comes in and they talk and she realizes that Buzz is just not ready to do this yet. She unpacks that things and tells Buzz that he has time.

Tuesday, April 27

Josh arrives home early from his business trip to find an anxious and distracted Reva. He presses her to tell him what is bothering her. Reva tells Josh about her concerns about becoming pregnant, her frightening dream and about Marah's fear of abandonment. She does not tell him about the mysterious ring, however. Later, as they flip though some travel brochures, discussing their upcoming honeymoon, Reva seems to know about a place called "San Cristobel", even though she claims to have never been there.

Like the perfect wife, Annie greets Alan is a lovely pink suit and perfectly styled hairdo, eager to tell him all about her community service work and her plans to help raise money for a new youth shelter in Springfield. Alan quickly deflates Annie by telling her she is not acting like herself. Annie fires back that she is simply trying to be the woman he wants her to be. Alan argues that he likes the "Annie" that he fell in live with - one that is full of surprises. Later, in response to their conversation, Annie surprises Alan by wearing nothing but her birthday suit underneath her raincoat...

Michelle arrives back at the Bauer home, asking Rick and Abby if she can move in for awhile. Forlorn, she talks to Abby about the end of her relationship with Jesse and Danny. Abby convinces her that she obviously still has strong feelings for Danny and that she should follow her heart.

Meanwhile, at Millennium, Danny is at the bar getting tanked. When a rude customer starts to harass Pilar, Danny hauls off and slugs him. Later, Carmen arrives, with Ben in tow, and proposes to Danny that he go out to the west coast and work for his "Tito Frederico." Although Carmen won't admit it to Danny, she is concerned that he is out of control and is going to get himself killed. Danny agrees to go, on the condition that if he does, Carmen must promise to stay out of Pilar's life for good.

Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Meeting Matt about Lewis Oil business, Jim remarks that his relationship with Beth is going great. Matt stuns him with the revelation that he was the married "jerk" Beth dated before him. Jim apologizes for sticking his foot in his mouth but Matt assures him it's okay.

Beth leaks to Vicky that she's been pumping Susan for information about her dead mother so that she can have a successful relationship with Jim. When Beth suggests that it's not a good idea to invite Max to her party, Susan accuses her of siding with Harley.

Phillip downplays it when Harley worries about her daughter's interest in Max. Susan interrupts and insists that Harley invite Max to her party. Running into Jim, Beth uses Susan's tennis tip to be with him.

Though Bill lies about the cause of his black eye, Michelle discovers that he was beaten by one of Carmen's goons and is outraged that he's helping Pilar. She reminds him of all the trouble they've faced because of that mob family but he assures her that he's just a friend and nothing more. He guesses that she wants to remain married to Danny.

Meanwhile, Pilar urges Danny to stay in town and be with Michelle. When Bill leaks to Pilar that Michelle still has it bad for Danny, she sets up her brother to run into Michelle. Carmen leaks to Ben about Danny's threats to ruin the family.

Thursday, April 29, 1999

Michelle and Danny are embarrassed when they realize that Pilar has set them up to meet in her room. Danny leaks that he's leaving town and heading to California tonight. Michelle urges him to reconsider and the two talk about what life would have been like if they had met under other circumstances. She then returns his wedding ring.

Downstairs in Company, Bill sticks his foot in his mouth when a smiling Pilar leaks that she's set her brother and Michelle up and he states that Michelle deserves better. Pilar defends her brother and Bill backs off.

When Max shows off a new bruise on his arm and claims a friend of his foster parents gave it to him, Drew announces in front of Jesse that she's going to file for custody of her "brother." After accusing Max of lying about the injury, Jesse confronts Selena and demands that she tell Drew the truth.

Selena defends her lies and thanks Buzz later for his unique support. Meanwhile, Max talks with Drew about what his mother was like.

After making love, Josh surprises Reva with a lost letter from her mother that was found at the post office and delivered to Lewis Oil. Reva takes comfort in Sarah's words.

Friday, April 30, 1999

Drew hints that he's to blame when Jesse finds her upset that Max won't be at her family dinner. Buzz and Selena close the diner early and learn that Max has other plans for the night.

Susan invites him to come back after the place is closed so that she can cook for him. However, when they do return, Max accidentally drops a match and starts a fire. Susan then discovers that they are locked inside.

Danny says goodbye to his mother as he prepares to leave for California and finds it amusing that she can't tell him that she loves him. When he makes a snide remark about his father, she quickly defends her husband and the life he left her with after he was killed. When she touches his face tenderly and reminds him that he is her only son, Danny announces that he no longer has a mother and demands that she forget him.

Rick rushes to embrace his sister when Michelle reveals that Danny is leaving town. When she remarks about his show of concern, he confesses that he's been worried that he'd wake to find her in the morgue. He then congratulates her on making a commitment to go to med school and urges her to believe that she will one day find the man of her dreams.

Jesse stops Selena from telling Drew the truth.

Danny overhears Carmen orders Dietz to take care of Michelle but gets into a car accident before he can stop his mother.

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