< Previous week
 Recaps for The week of May 19, 2003
Following week >
Monday, May 19, 2003

Eden went to see Marah and interrupted Marah and Tony almost hopping in the shower together. Marah had news that Adrian Pascal wants to buy her design. Marah was jumping up and down with excitement. Eden seemed excited for Marah and took her and Tony's picture together. When Eden left, Marah asked Tony if he would agree to be friends with Eden; that she needed friends and had helped her so much with getting Adrian interested in her purses. To make Marah happy he agreed. Eden went back to her place and looked through a scrapbook filled with pictures of Tony. She placed the new picture in and took a red marker and scribbled Marah's face out!

Cassie fainted at the sight of Jeffrey. When she woke up, she thought Richard had come back and lovingly touched Jeffrey's face. He got up to leave and she desperately asked him to stay. She again reached out to hold him and he pushed her hands away and said, "I'm not him." He then explained he was the new District Attorney and told her that he was prosecuting Tammy and told her he knew about her prior conviction. She told him that Tammy was only trying to get back the ring HE gave her...and caught herself and said, "I mean Richard." He was cold and uncaring and told her she needed to get her kid a shrink. He spat insults at her about her parenting methods. She pleaded, "Why are you doing this?" and he said, "Your kid has committed a crime!" Edmund stepped in and said that Tammy is a good kid and Cassie is a good mother and to that Jeffrey replied, "Were you being a good mother while you were off in San Cristobel and your daughter
was being arrested?" Cassie couldn't even talk. She couldn't believe the words coming out of the mouth of this man who looked like Richard. Edmund reached out to comfort Cassie but she pulled away and told Edmund she knew something happened between them in San Cristobel but she needed time to think and to breath. She looked hurt and in shock.

Phillip showed up at Gus's with a six-pack of beer. Phillip felt he needed to warn Gus that Alan is only looking to punish him. Gus asked him if really what he was worried about was Alan using him(Gus) to get him (Phillip) out of the company. Phillip assured him that he would fight Alan for that position. Gus reminded him of what he had said just a couple weeks ago at the Beacon that he was out of the Spaulding Family. Phillip used that to show him how easy it is to get drawn back in and warned him to be on his guard, that Alan would suck him in. Gus tried to make him see that he doesn't need Phillip's concern. He also asked Phillip who was there for Alan when he was on the brink of suicide from being drugged. Phillip asked how he knew for sure that Alan was drugged and he told him about the drug test. Gus realized Phillip had nothing to do with the drugging. Phillip asked, "Do you think I don't love him? Why do you think I keep coming back?" Phillip received a call from Olivia finally informing him about Lizzie's arrest. Phillip was furious and threatened to rip the new D.A. apart but Gus said that wouldn't be a good idea and offered to go talk to the D.A. himself if Phillip would stay with the boys. Gus went to see Jeffrey and explained that Frank illegally impounded the car because he was mad at Marina seeing Ben and that the car was really Marina's. Jeffrey didn't realize this and decided not to press charges and thanked Gus for the heads-up. It helped that Jeffrey already liked Gus because he was the one who brought down the Santos family.
Gus came through for Phillip. Olivia kept her mouth shut about Lizzie being the mastermind behind the attempt to get the car back.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003
by CBS

At home, Lizzie proclaims that Beth and Phillip are not good parents because it was Olivia who came to bail her out, not them. Lizzie's vulnerability gets through to Phillip and Beth and when they leave the room, Olivia discovers that Lizzie was truly acting to gain her parents' sympathy. Alexandra rushes in to comfort Lizzie, but Phillip pulls her away, declaring that she is no longer part of the family. Lizzie admits that moving around so much has made things difficult for her and Beth suggests she see her psychologist, Felicia. After failing to get through to Phillip, Alexandra tries to recruit Olivia. Edmund tells Alexandra that he is not worried about Jeffrey sweeping Cassie off her feet. Tammy finds Cassie with Jeffrey and is moved to think that her father has returned from the dead. Edmund rushes in and informs Tammy that Jeffrey is the new DA. She yells at Jeffrey for keeping her and her friends in jail. Later, Tammy surprises Edmund by asking if he and her mother were really in San Cristobel for business. He assures her it was. After, Edmund asks Cassie out to dinner and she agrees, as long as it isn't a date. Eden is cooking for her dinner party and invites Bill to be her date but he refuses. She has a close call when Bill almost stumbles onto her scrapbook. Later, Eden uses a little sexual coercion to convince Bill to join the party. Frank works hard to apologize to Marina for arresting her, but she only lights up when Ben arrives. Ben is nervous around Frank, and things grow tenser when Mitch Hendon shows up. Ben calls Mrs. Hendon to cancel their date. Marina and Ben decide to go through with their special evening. Much to his surprise, Ben learns that Mitch and Buzz are old friends from the service. Frank feels inadequate about his birthday gift to Marina, and Buzz suggests that Frank call Mitch, who can help him get Marina an inexpensive car. Later, Marina is walking alone when she stumbles upon the body of a dead woman.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Gus questions Marina about finding the body down by the docks. Rick is shocked by Jeffrey's appearance. As they process the crime scene, Rick finds a scrap of paper clenched in the girl's fist. Shayne sees through Marina's tough act and calls her on it. Later, Buzz points out that whenever something bad happens to Marina it is Shayne and not Ben who is always there for her. Ben fears for his life but Eden blows him off. Mrs. Hendon arrives as Ben tries to leave. She blackmails him into meeting her at the Beacon. He says that if she drags him down, he is taking Eden with him. Harley intends to tell Gus about Alan's pressuring the mayor into having him reinstated on the police force, but she is too late. Some guys at the station razz Gus about daddy getting his job back for him, and Gus plans to quit. Later, he is upset with Harley for not telling him the truth about Alan. Harley admits she fears Gus will leave her now that he is a Spaulding, and he reassures her that wouldn't happen. During the preliminary autopsy, Rick deducts that Eden's call girl drowned. Jeffrey and Gus realize both murder victims were killed in one location and then moved to another. When Gus says he's quitting, Jeffrey advises him to reconsider. He informs him that the number in the girl's hand is the number to the Garden of Eden. Later, Buzz speaks with Shayne about his baseball/college plans. Shayne thinks being on the road won't be so bad since he doesn't have a girlfriend. Shayne is about to give Marina her birthday present when she jumps up to see if Ben called. Danny and Michelle think Marah and Tony are crazy to go to Eden's dinner party, but all four of them plan to go. Marah lets it slip about Danny and Tony beating up the drug dealers, and Michelle surprisingly justifies it. In her mind, Danny has left the mob and is doing something for the good of the community.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Jeffrey told Gus that he's too close to the case and wants Gus taken off the investigation, and when Gus asked what he meant, Jeffrey explained that business cards for "The Garden Of Eden" were found on both the medical examiner's body and the body of the young woman found earlier, AND that Gus' sister, Eden, runs an escort service by that name. Gus was surprised to hear about Eden's business and assured Jeffrey that if he finds out Eden's involved in any way, he'll lean on her hard. Jeffrey then agreed to let Gus remain on the case. Meanwhile, as Harley was clearing out her desk, Alan arrived. Harley informed him that Gus knows of the stunt he pulled to get Gus reinstated and Alan assumed that Gus quit over this, but Harley set Alan straight and asserted that Gus will not be swayed. Later, after pulling Gus aside, Alan told him that he'd recently been in Chicago and noticed a park that he wants to renovate and rename in Joe Augustino's memory, telling Gus he's proud of the man who raised such a fine son. Gus was silent and Alan realized he'd touched a chord. After Gus told Alan it was a fine idea, Alan thanked him for his time and left. Later, Alan made a phone call and told someone not to hand over Spaulding stock to Gus Aitoro just yet, but instead, to locate a park on the south side of Chicago, a park which would be suitable for renovation. Jeffrey approached Harley at her desk and tried to ask her out, but Harley let it be known that she's a mother of three and has a boyfriend, telling him it's Gus. Harley wasn't pleased when Jeffrey referred to Cassie as a neglectful mother.

Speaking with Olivia, Phillip relayed his confusion as to what relationship he really has with the Spaulding family, not knowing what he really wants. After Olivia left, Rick arrived for a visit. Phillip told Rick about going behind Olivia's back to find out the paternity of the baby she's carrying and Rick pointed out that Phillip obviously doesn't trust Olivia. When Rick asked if Phillip loved Olivia, Phillip only said he was fond of her, which left Rick concerned. At the Beacon, Lizzie and Alexandra met, where Alex asked about the car theft, but Lizzie sidetracked the issue and started complaining about Olivia, blaming her for a lot of things, instead. Alexandra commiserated with her about Olivia, assuring Lizzie that Olivia won't be a problem for much longer. When Olivia arrived, Lizzie left and Olivia needled Alex by inferring that Alan may soon be bequeathing Spaulding Enterprises to Gus. Alex warned Olivia there'd be a tug-of-war between Phillip and Alan over Olivia's baby once it's born, and advised her to go far away, even offering to help Olivia with expenses, but Olivia irritated Alex by saying she's stuck with her. Later, when Alex walked out of the Beacon, she noticed Lizzie, alone on a bench, sobbing. When Olivia returned to the loft, Rick left and she was aware of tension in the room. She questioned Phillip, but he changed the subject. Phillip then got a call from the technician he'd hired to perform the DNA test on Olivia's baby. The technician informed Phillip that by tomorrow, the test results would be in.

A skeptical Danny joined Michelle, Tony and Marah for dinner at Eden's place. Bill also attended. The food was terrific, but dinnertime conversation was stilted and awkward. Eventually, Eden mentioned that she'd known of Salerno while living in Chicago, and Danny hit the roof, accusing Eden of being in cohoots with Salerno. Eden tearfully denied it, saying it was a coincidence they happened to know the same slimeball, but Danny wasn't convinced. After Michelle stumbled across proof that Eden had had the dinner catered, Eden became upset and left the table, saying she'd tried so hard to make everything perfect but that everything went wrong. Tony followed her out of the room. After being nice to her, empathizing and giving her a pep talk, he left to rejoin the others. Eden smiled slyly to herself. Later, they all continued having dinner and things seemed to smoothen out, when Gus arrived. He told Eden he was there on police business, and that, somehow, she's involved in two murders....

Friday, May 23, 2003

There was a good-bye party for Harley at the station and Frank told Harley how much he wanted her to stay. She let him know that it was him who made it impossible to stay. Phillip showed up to wish her well, or was it really that? He warned her about Alan trying to get a hold of Gus by getting his job back and told her he wanted to give her extra money since she was quitting work. Harley asked what the catch he wanting to make sure they have money so Gus doesn't try to get into the Spaulding pond? Phillip denied that, saying he was glad she was quitting to be a full time mother to his son and he wanted to support that and make sure Zach doesn't do without but if it keeps Gus from having to take money from Alan on the same hand, that was another plus. She refused to take the money and Phillip told her that it might be a temporary offer since he might be out of a job soon. Gus made a comment about Harley being his "stay at home little lady" and she didn't like that too much! He couldn't resist and teased her about bringing him sandwiches during the day. Harley said a somber good-bye to her desk and office.

Gus took a picture of the dead girl over to Eden and asked her if she knew her. Eden gasped at the sight of the dead girl and Gus told her to tell him the truth about how the medical examiner and this girl died with her business card in their hand. He told her it was important to tell the truth or she could be next! She told him the girls name was Renee and worked for her but that she knew nothing else about her and that the M.E. was a client of hers. Gus vowed to let nothing happen to his kid sister. When Eden informed her dinner party guests (Bill, Danny, Tony, Marah, Michelle) about why Gus was there, Danny said he thought Selerno was behind it. They fear Selerno is trying to send a message to her and Bill told her she couldn't stay there alone. Marah offered to let her move into the museum and oddly enough, Tony agreed because he wants to keep an eye on her. Eden of course, was pleased. Danny was not happy with the arrangement.

Marina was checking in at the Beacon and informed Olivia it was her 18 birthday and she was having a slumber party with 2 of her friends. Olivia caught on right away and asked her if she was ready for a "slumber party." Marina was professing her love for Ben as Mrs. Hinden walked up the steps behind her. She was telling Olivia how Ben had waited for her as BEN sneaked up the steps behind her. Olivia gave her a little warning about men and told her she liked her and doesn't want to see her make a mistake.

Ben met Ramona and told her to hurry up as he hurriedly got the pillows off the bed and turned the bed covers down. Ramona ordered him to slow down and call room service while she ran a bath for herself and told him to join her. Ben snuck out and went to see Marina. They for the first time told each other they loved each other and were starting to undress each other when Ben stopped himself. Meanwhile, Frank is downstairs trying to get Olivia to give him Marina's room number to give her a birthday SURPRISE! Olivia tried her best to stall him. Frank had bought Marina a new car so Olivia asked to see it. It ended up being a USED FIXER-UPPER! Desperately trying to keep Frank from getting the room number, she struck up a conversation about children and asked his advice about Lizzie. Then as Frank was starting to get suspicious that Olivia was purposely trying to keep him from going upstairs, she told him that a girl's first slumber party as an adult is delicate. She offered to get him a drink and when she left to get it, Frank went to the desk and got the room number himself! Upstairs, Ben told Marina it wasn't right, he had something to fix and that he would be back and told her how much he loved her. Olivia tried to call up and warn Marina her dad was on his way up but she was on the phone talking to Tammy.
Ben was talking to Ramona through the bathroom door saying he QUITS and he loved Marina and was not going to mess things up with her. After no response, he said it again, "Ramona, I QUIT!" When there was no answer, he opened the bathroom door and Ramona was in the bathtub all right! DEAD! There was a cord plugged into the wall and the other end was in the tub!

Making headlines on