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Monday, June26, 2000

Ben lashed out at Todd when he walked in the room and saw Viki crying. Viki introduced the two and explained that she was marrying Sam's brother. After a laugh, Todd told Ben he knew where Jessica and company were, but he refused to lead Ben to them. Todd left, and Viki showed Ben how her hair was beginning to fall out.

When Ben and Viki watched the video of Jessica that Todd had left, Ben said that if Max didn't get Asa to clear Will, he was going to reveal who he really was, once and for all. At the bar in Ohio, Jessica, Will, and Cristian decided it was time to move on because they didn't know if Todd could be trusted. As they were walking out the door, they bumped right into Todd.

Max tried to convince Renee that the only reason he wanted Asa to drop the feud with the Rappaports was for the family. Renee reminded him that he wasn't really a part of the "family" and that he never did anything without ulterior motives. Asa walked in, and they tried to convince him to get Will's conviction overturned.

Meanwhile, Blair had drugged Skye with truth serum. Blair found out where Skye had hidden her signed confession and ripped it up. Skye wandered into the den where Asa, Renee, and Max were, still under the effects of the serum, and blurted out that Max wasn't Asa's son.

Sam created a very ugly scene with Bo, Lindsay, and Melanie at his place. Bo would not arrest Lindsay despite Sam's protests. Sam insisted that if Bo didn't arrest Lindsay, it proved that he didn't believe she had tampered with the DNA test. Bo believed Lindsay and pointed out that he had looked the other way when Will had escaped the train wreck.

Sam decided to put it all out on the table when he revealed the affair Lindsay had had with Colin. He wanted to show Bo what kind of woman Lindsay was. After Bo and Lindsay left, Sam suspected there was something going on between Melanie and Bo. She tried to deny it but finally admitted that if there had been something going on, there wasn't anymore.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2000

Rae put the finishing touches on her newspaper column, letting the public know that she had "found" her daughter. She facetiously thanked her husband, Daniel. Kelly was going to pretend that she was the daughter, but Joey stopped by the desk and told his wife he refused to let her do it.

When John, Rae, and Kevin admitted that they wanted Daniel caught and wanted to get back at him, that only made Joey refuse even more strongly, since he was afraid Kelly would get hurt. Kelly was furious and told her husband that he could not run her life, and she was still a journalist, after all. She stalked off, and Rae followed her and told her that Rae really didn't want to cause a problem between the couple. Kelly said she herself was the problem and asked if she could talk to Rae.

Joey and Kelly apologized to each other and promised to talk later. John promised to keep an eye on Kelly. Joey thought Kelly had a secret and went to Kevin but then got angry that Kevin seemed to know Kelly better. He still wanted to stop Kelly, but his brother talked him out of it. Kevin said she had issues, always thinking that she would be left behind, so she felt she had to act tough. The brothers apologized to each other for arguing.

Colin was on his way out to handle his divorce papers, and Nora agreed not to try to leave the bed again. He reiterated that Sam being Melanie's lawyer was only a coincidence. Nora wanted to give Colin some advice that would tie the divorce up for months. She told him to object to the divorce by mentioning a previous case, Broadmoor Realty versus Hal's. When he was suspicious, she told him she would rather be working alongside Sam on Melanie's side, anyway, and after reciting some technical jargon, Colin fell for the advice.

At the same time, Sam was reading a condolence note from Hal's, a former client in Chicago, while he was waiting for Bo, regarding R.J.'s civil suit. Bo didn't think Sam should represent him because of their personal matter over Matthew's paternity, but Sam said it was only business. He was totally up to speed on the matter, and Nora would want him to, so Bo agreed. Sam did say that he knew he was the father, and he believed that Lindsay was making the whole thing up, though Bo said that he and Melanie thought otherwise.

R.J. reminded Roseanne to tell the truth, especially since a jury wouldn't buy Antonio's story anyway. She tried to talk him out of it by telling him that revenge was a bad thing that would only leave him being alone, as she glanced over at Antonio. R.J. thought that Antonio had tampered with his witness.

Once inside the hearing, Roseanne admitted that she had seen Bo attack R.J. She didn't think that R.J. had verbally assaulted Bo; they were only words that didn't do real damage. Sam asked her if blackmail and forcing someone into a relationship they didn't want caused damage. Once she was done, Antonio walked in, and Bo reminded him to tell the truth. He stated that R.J. had provoked the physical attack by personally attacking Bo.

Outside the hearing, Roseanne thought that R.J. was up to something and wondered who the man was at her place; the man was Jeff Barnes. She told R.J. to keep his business away from her apartment. Suddenly, R.J. burst into the room -- he was dropping the suit. He threatened future action against the commissioner. R.J. told Roseanne he had other plans.

Bo and Hank wondered what was going on, though Hank thought his brother had dropped the suit because he had known he couldn't win. The two discussed the paternity test, and Bo decided to go see someone about it.

Colin went to see Melanie at Sam's house and tried to talk about their past together. She didn't want to hear it and told him it was too late. He presented her with a pair of tickets to Paris and requested some time alone with her to get her to change her mind. When she refused, he mentioned that Melanie had to have something going with Bo, but she was quick to let him know that Lindsay was involved with him.

While alone, Nora searched through the bedside tables. She missed the tape of Asa's confession, but found some love letters from Colin to Melanie. Nora wondered about the doctor but said she knew what he had done.

Kelly and Rae had lunch, and Kelly admitted that she had no one to talk to. She told Rae about her life, starting from her birth in Illinois, and Rae didn't really hear much after that because her daughter had been born there. Kelly admitted to never feeling connected to her mother and said she had never known her father. Kelly suddenly started to believe that maybe she was Rae's real daughter. Rae assured her that she couldn't be the one. There was a man observing them from behind a newspaper; it turned out to be John, who got a phone call and had to leave.

Sam arrived home and ordered Colin to stay away from Melanie. He also suggested that Colin get his own lawyer, but the doctor refused. They sat down to talk about the case, and Sam said that with multiple counts of adultery, the divorce would go through in 90 days. Colin announced that he was contesting the divorce and mentioned the case of Broadmoor versus Hal's. Sam was stunned at first, asked him to repeat it, and then demanded to know where Nora was. He would make Colin tell if he didn't give the information voluntarily.

Jeff Barnes met up with R.J. in the park. Antonio watched from behind a tree.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2000

Rae put the finishing touches on her newspaper column, letting the public know that she had "found" her daughter. She facetiously thanked her husband, Daniel. Kelly was going to pretend that she was the daughter, but Joey stopped by the desk and told his wife he refused to let her do it.

When John, Rae, and Kevin admitted that they wanted Daniel caught and wanted to get back at him, that only made Joey refuse even more strongly, since he was afraid Kelly would get hurt. Kelly was furious and told her husband that he could not run her life, and she was still a journalist, after all. She stalked off, and Rae followed her and told her that Rae really didn't want to cause a problem between the couple. Kelly said she herself was the problem and asked the columnist if she could talk to her.

Joey and Kelly apologized to each other and promised to talk later. John promised to keep an eye on Kelly. Joey thought Kelly had a secret and went to Kevin but then got angry that Kevin seemed to know Kelly better. He still wanted to stop Kelly, but his brother talked him out of it. Kevin said she had issues, always thinking that she would be left behind, so she felt she had to act tough. The brothers apologized to each other for arguing.

Colin was on his way out to handle his divorce papers, and Nora agreed not to try to leave the bed again. He reiterated that Sam being Melanie's lawyer was only a coincidence. Nora wanted to give Colin some advice that would tie the divorce up for months. She told him to object to the divorce by mentioning a previous case, Broadmoor Realty versus Hal's. When he was suspicious, she told him she would rather be working alongside Sam on Melanie's side, anyway, and after reciting some technical jargon, Colin fell for the advice.

At the same time, Sam was reading a condolence note from Hal's, a former client in Chicago, while he was waiting for Bo, regarding R.J.'s civil suit. Bo didn't think Sam should represent him because of their personal matter over Matthew's paternity, but Sam said it was only business. He was totally up to speed on the matter, and Nora would want him to, so Bo agreed. Sam did say that he knew he was the father, and he believed that Lindsay was making the whole thing up, though Bo said that he and Melanie thought otherwise.

R.J. reminded Roseanne to tell the truth, especially since a jury wouldn't buy Antonio's story anyway. She tried to talk him out of it by telling him that revenge was a bad thing that would only leave him being alone, as she glanced over at Antonio. R.J. thought that Antonio had tampered with his witness.

Once inside the hearing, Roseanne admited that she had seen Bo attack R.J. She didn't think that R.J. had verbally assaulted Bo; they were only words that didn't do real damage. Sam asked her if blackmail and forcing someone into a relationship that they didn't want caused damage. Once she was done, Antonio walked in, and Bo reminded him to tell the truth. He stated that R.J. had provoked the physical attack by personally attacking Bo.

Outside the hearing, Roseanne thought that R.J. was up to something and wondered who the man was at her place; the man was Jeff Barnes. She told R.J. to keep his business away from her apartment. Suddenly, R.J. burst into the room -- he was dropping the suit. He threatened future action against the commissioner. R.J. told Rosie he had other plans.

Bo and Hank wondered what was going on, though Hank thought his brother had dropped the suit because he had known he couldn't win. The two discussed the paternity test, and Bo decided to go see someone about it.

Colin went to see Melanie at Sam's house and tried to talk about their past together. She didn't want to hear it and told him it was too late. He presented her with a pair of tickets to Paris and requested some time alone with her to get her to change her mind. When she refused, he mentioned that Melanie had to have something going with Bo, but she was quick to let him know that Lindsay was involved with him.

While alone, Nora searched through the bedside tables. She missed the tape of Asa's confession, but came across some love letters from Colin to Melanie. Nora wondered about the doctor but said she knew what he had done.

Kelly and Rae had lunch, and Kelly admitted that she had no one to talk to. She told Rae about her life, starting from her birth in Illinois, and Rae didn't really hear much after that because her daughter had been born there. Kelly admitted to never feeling connected to her mother and said she had never known her father. Kelly suddenly started to believe that maybe she was Rae's real daughter. Rae assured her that she couldn't be the one. There was a man observing them from behind a newspaper; it turned out to be John, who got a phone call and had to leave.

Sam arrived home and ordered Colin to stay away from Melanie. He also suggested that Colin get his own lawyer, but the doctor refused. They sat down to talk about the case, and Sam said that with multiple counts of adultery, the divorce would go through in 90 days. Colin announced that he was contesting the divorce and brought up the case of Broadmoor versus Hal's. Sam was stunned at first, asked him to repeat it, and then demanded to know where Nora was. He would make Colin tell if he didn't give the information voluntarily.

Jeff Barnes met up with R.J. in the park. Antonio watched from behind a tree.

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Thursday, JUNE 29, 2000

Asa began his morning by reading "the latest pack of lies" in the Sun and lamented that Blair had sold her interest in the paper to Kelly. When he asked Max where Max's wife was, Max answered that he hadn't seen Blair "since last night." Max said he was on Asa's side, hating what Kevin and Kelly were "doing" to Asa. He said, "It's the facts, but not the truth," and that he wanted to give Asa "the son you can be proud of."

Asa was surprised and angry when he took "a gander" at the Banner's headline: "Asa Buchanan's Last Blow: Long Lost Son Max Holden Revealed to be a Fraud." Max observed that "Kevin" was trying to ruin him and hurt Asa with the "anonymous" source's claim. Max offered to "handle" it, but Asa thought that gave him the ammunition he needed to sue the Banner and win, so he wanted to confront Kevin himself. Asa blew out the door with Max close at his heels, cursing Blair under his breath.

At the Banner, Kevin was in charge and told Asa and Max he backed up everything printed in his newspaper. He would not reveal his sources but offered to show Asa the documents to back up the issue's headline. Max held his breath while Kevin hunted for the documentation and was relieved when Kevin revealed that the true headline dealt with Buchanan Enterprises' battle with the EPA regarding repeat environmental violations.

Kevin and Asa traded insults about "family," which culminated with Kevin telling his grandfather, "I'm Clint's son, but I'm no relation to you." Max realized that Asa was "the only one with a counterfeit copy" of the Banner and the "target of an elaborate practical joke." Asa wondered if it was Skye who had pulled the "stunt," but Max said it wasn't and promised to "take care of it."

Back at the mansion, Max told Blair her trick hadn't worked because Asa hadn't believed the story. Blair informed Max that she hadn't been trying to trick Asa, but "did it to warn you, and from the looks of it, it succeeded. How did it feel?" When Max admitted he felt betrayed, panicked, and sick to his stomach, Blair commiserated because that was how she had felt when he had taken Skye's side and refused to "kick her out."

When Blair asked if the "tramp is gone," Max answered, "No, and Skye didn't leave either." That was the last straw for Blair. She threatened Max, "If Skye stays, I go -- permanently. You may not like this little cold war we've got going right now, but if I go, things will heat up. I promise you that. You don't get it both ways. It's either Skye or me."

At the hospital, Bo's first attempt to see Matthew's test results was rebuffed, so he pulled out his "police commissioner" identification and immediately got better treatment, even though it was not official police business. When he saw that "Jeffrey Barnes" had signed off on the results, Bo hassled the woman in charge about lack of supervision and the possibility that "false information" could have been entered. Bo was disappointed to find out that blood samples were only kept six months, so a new test without Sam's knowledge would be impossible.

Rae and Kelly entered the lab to have Kelly's blood typed because Kelly claimed she "can't think of anything else" until she knew if it was possible she was Rae's daughter. Bo explained he was "doing an investigation," and Rae hoped "you nail him." While Kelly was out of the room, Rae explained to Bo that the questions John had asked him earlier about illegal adoptions had been for her and her daughter, who had been "taken at birth."

Bo was surprised but told her he knew "how hard that can be." They had more parallel conversation regarding children -- Rae talked about her daughter growing up without her, and Bo thought of the possibility of that with Matthew. Rae offered that she sometimes thought of giving up her search but that since she knew part of the truth, she had to know the rest; she felt she owed it to her daughter as well as herself. When she asked Bo what he would do in her place, he only admitted it was "something to think about."

Kelly was disappointed to find that she had type O blood while Rae had AB, making it impossible for them to be related. They agreed it "would have been nice." Rae apologized for her "madness" and offered to let Kelly off the Daniel outing hook. However, Kelly thought they "make a pretty good team" and wanted to continue to play "the part" of Rae's daughter. Rae agreed and thanked Kelly. When the women left the lab, Daniel watched them as they entered the elevator.

At home in his office, Sam was convinced that Colin had seen Nora. "I can see the wheels turning in your head. Honesty doesn't take that much work. Where have you seen Nora?" While Colin tried to explain his citation of the Broadmoor Realty versus Hal's case as something he had seen while doing research at the university law library, Sam didn't buy it. He knew that that case was "very obscure" and personal to him and Nora. "The only way you could possibly know about that case is if you've heard it from Nora. You've seen her and talked to her. Is Nora still alive? Tell me right now."

Sam grabbed Colin by the collar and lost it. "I'll let you go out the closest window -- preferably, a closed window," Sam threatened. Melanie interceded and stood up for Colin. "She's dead, Sam. There's no way Colin could have seen or heard from Nora," Melanie said Colin called it just a "bizarre coincidence" and told Sam he was "sorry for your loss." Sam was skeptical that Melanie would believe anything Colin said, but she felt that the evidence of Nora's death in the train crash outweighed one legal reference by Colin.

Colin again apologized and told Sam he didn't blame Sam "for grasping at straws." He assured Sam he didn't "go out of his way to hurt people." Sam didn't believe that, but he let it go and instead advised Colin to get adequate legal representation. He suggested that Colin simply "make it easy and agree to a divorce." Colin wouldn't agree because he intended to file a countersuit claiming Melanie had also committed adultery.

Sam considered Colin's words a "threat" and threw him out. Sam told Melanie that he didn't care personally, but, as her lawyer, he needed to know if what Colin had said was true. When Melanie confirmed the deed, Sam guessed the man was Bo because he "sensed something between" them. Melanie claimed "the one isolated incident" was not "to get back at Colin" but was for "comfort" between two people who had needed it.

Melanie said she and Bo hadn't known each other then, but since Melanie knew that Bo was "the man my sister's in love with," she proclaimed, "that's the end of that." She seemed unsure about going through with the divorce if Colin filed a countersuit because she was afraid if Lindsay found out, "it would kill her." Sam termed Lindsay "one of the most resilient victims I ever met" and seemed to encourage Melanie to go after Bo.

Later, Sam discussed with Melanie his "crazy idea" that Nora was still alive. He told her of his "wild fantasies" that Nora had escaped the wreck, was in trouble, and needed his help. Melanie assured him that his initial refusal to believe in Nora's death was a "normal response" but wondered what he really believed. Sam thought he had "accepted it" but confided that Colin's reference had sent him "into fantasy land again. I can't let go. I loved her, but it's more -- we're connected." Melanie suggested the connection was Matthew, and Sam didn't disagree. "Matthew is my son -- and Nora's. Bo is gonna have to accept that, just like I have to accept that Nora's dead." Abruptly, Sam said, "There's something I have to do," and he left the house.

Nora heard a noise outside the door to Colin's bedroom and quickly put away the papers and notes she had been reading; she also hid the knife under the covers. A housekeeper entered, looking for "Dr. Colin." Nora said she needed to make a phone call, but since there was no phone in the room, she asked the woman to call Bo Buchanan at the Llanview Police Department for her. Nora gave her the number twice and asked her if she could remember it. The woman said, "Yes. Okay," and gave Nora the thumbs-up sign as she left the room. Nora breathed a sigh of relief, saying, "At last."

Later, waiting for the housekeeper to return, Nora was surprised when Colin entered the room instead. He was angry as he informed her that when he had cited the case to Sam, it had been "very effective" -- it had had the effect of "wrapping Sam's fingers around my neck. He was raging on about you still being alive. I told him I cited it by mistake. I talked him out of it. Sorry you got your hopes up. I admire your ingenuity."

Nora was down, but not out, as she informed Colin, "I always have a backup plan." She quizzed him about his housekeeper, who he thought was "out of town," but Nora confided that she'd "had a nice little chat" with the woman and she was confident that "she's telling the police right now. I may be home for teatime."

When the housekeeper entered the room, Nora asked if she had called the police. The woman responded, "Yes." Colin asked if Nora minded if he asked the housekeeper a question, and he got the same affirmative responses when he asked if the housekeeper had also called President Clinton and Jennifer Lopez. Apparently, "yes" was "50 percent of her English," and Nora guessed, "okay" was the other half.

A bemused Colin advised Nora to "stop setting yourself up for disappointment," but Nora assured Colin she wouldn't be disappointed when "Sam will bury you in the courts. The police will bury you in prison. I'll bury you in the cold, cold ground...for what you've done to me." Colin again promised to send Nora home "soon" and asked her to "trust" him because he needed "a little time to think this thing out." Nora advised him to "think about how to save your butt from going to prison" because "this is much more than kidnapping now. It's unlawful imprisonment, unlawful restraint, torture, cruelty. You're just like a walking Ten Most Wanted List."

Nora observed that, as a lawyer, she could get him off, but in this case, she was "the star witness for the prosecution" and guessed that he would "have to get rid of me and put us both out of our misery." Colin claimed, "I would never hurt you" but could not answer when Nora asked, "What are you doing now, Colin?" He left the room.

In the park, Bo silently read the newly placed memorial plaque: "NORA BUCHANAN. In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities." Then he had a one-sided conversation with Nora: "Well, Nora, what do you think of the news? Matthew might be mine -- ours -- and I don't know what to do about it. Sam's as close to that little boy as a father could be, but if it turns out that Matthew's mine, I just can't help it. I want to raise him. But, you're his mother, and if you were here, what would you want me to do? What would you say? I could really use some advice right now. I know you'd have an opinion about it, and probably even have a joke, too. I can use some help. What should I do?"

Later, Sam stopped by to see Nora's plaque and found it "simple and classy, just like she was." He explained to Bo that he "had to see it. I just had to remind myself that she really is gone." Bo decided "there's not gonna be a good time" and told Sam he had "to pursue this. I'm gonna petition the courts to order a new paternity test for Matthew."

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Friday, June30, 2000

Sam threatened to force Bo to send Lindsay to prison for bribery if Bo continued his quest to learn the truth about Matthew's paternity. Blair left Max for good after he refused to choose between her and Skye. Asa got into an argument with Max and then with Renee, which prompted Renee to walk out on him.

Viki lamented to Melanie that she felt extremely self-conscious about her new wig. Later, Viki persuaded Blair not to tell Sam the truth about Ben's paternity by offering her money to further her plan to destroy Asa. Meanwhile, Ben approached an emotional Renee just as she said she wanted to find her real son.

Todd upset Jessica when he told her that Viki was losing her hair from her chemotherapy. Todd later asked Will about Ben's offer to get him out of the country. Cristian and Jessica shared a tender kiss after he tried to comfort her about Viki's illness.

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