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 Recaps for The week of February 16, 1998
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Monday, February16th

Today's recap was provided by Debbie Burns

Rex, hiding in the shadows, is listening to Kevin trying to convince Lucy of his guilt in kidnapping Serena. Lucy says that she only believes that Danielle is alive, but that it doesn't prove that Rex is guilty. She won't believe it until Danielle told her. Lucy agrees to not tell Rex until she can speak to Danielle and told them to call her when she awakes from the coma. After everyone leaves Rex enters the room and told "Danielle" that she has been a constant thorn in his side since the beginning of this. He told her that the plan could have been easy, but that she let "love" get in the way of a million dollars. As he pulls out a hypodermic needle and told her that he will put her out of her (his) misery, Scotty and Jake watch on video monitors.

Grace bumps into Chris on her way to Matt's and she told him she has chicken soup for Matt. She accidentally drops the bag to reveal all the medical supplies and Chris immediately questions why she needs those supplies. She tries to cover but Chris doesn't believe her and follows her to Matt's. Ellen reluctantly opens the door and Chris demands to know what is going on with his friend. He says that Matt needs to be hospitalized but Ellen says that she gave Matt her word that she wouldn't take him to the hospital. Ellen then decides to move Matt to the hospital for treatment. Just as Rex is ready to give "Danielle" the poison, Scotty appears. He shows Rex the video cameras and introduces Eve as Danielle. Rex grabs Eve and threatens her with the needle. He lets her go and he and Scotty struggle before he is captured. Afterward, Eve and Scotty share a passionate hug.

Chris questions how Matt got hurt. He doesn't but the story of turpentine blowing up in the garage. Matt wakes up and realizes where he is at and is not happy with Ellen for breaking her promise. She told him that he would have died had she not brought him to the hospital and he told her that he is already a dead man! Meanwhile, someone is calling all the hospitals in the area looking for a bomb blast victim.

Lucy and Kevin arrive at the police station because Rex is asking for Lucy. She went to see him and he told her that he never fully trusted her. So, he had put slow acting poison in her tea that morning as an insurance policy. Had she been on the up and up, he would have given her the anecdote later. But now he won't be doing that will he. He told her that he is the one and only person that could have done that and that he will meet her in HELL.

Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Due to ABC News coverage of a Presidential news conference, only a portion of today's Port Charles was broadcast in many parts of the country.

Scotty's verdict was overturned, and Lee congratulated him on being a free man. Judge Harrington was able to contact the family services people, and Scotty was awarded sole custody of Serena. After a warm reunion with Serena, Scotty promised her that no one would ever take her away again. Scotty thanked his parents for taking such good care of Serena. Lucy and Kevin go to the hospital to check out Rex's claim that he poisoned her.

At the coffeehouse, Devon spilled his drink. Kay approached him and asked if he needed a hand. Devon said he was just clumsy. Kay offered to help Devon if he ever needed a hand.

Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Today's recap was provided by Debbie Burns

Kevin went to see Rex to try to find out about the anecdote for Lucy. Rex tell him that if he wants to find it, "a captured soul will lead the way". Kevin realizes that Lucy's life might depend upon the answer to a riddle.

Ellen finds out that Matt is not really who he has appeared to be. He tell her that someone is trying to kill him. He admits that his current injuries are the result of a bomb. Chris lets himself into Matt's place to do some investigating. He finds a receipt that places Matt in Philadelphia on Feb 16th.

Rex is reluctant to give any more info to Kevin about the riddle. Meanwhile, everyone is frantically trying to analyze the toxin racing through Lucy. Lucy, Kevin, Scotty, and Eve try to figure out what Rex's ultimate plan was after be obtained Serena's money. Rex gives Kevin another small clue. He told him to start at the scene of the crime. Lucy figures out that the "crime" was her marrying him under false pretenses, and that the marriage took place at Rex's mansion, so they should start there.

Matt told Ellen a little more about how and why he received the bullet that caused his paralysis. He told her of a previous life of being involved with the wrong people, and told her that he saw something that he shouldn't have, and when he tried to get out with the promise that he would keep his mouth shut, they tried to kill him.

While the foursome scour Rex's mansion for the answer to the riddle, Lucy stumbles upon a picture of Serena on Rex's desk that wasn't there before. Eve remembers that in some cultures they do not allow a picture to be taken because they believe that the camera "captures the soul". Inside the frame was a note ~ The US Congress rules this place we call by another name. Since her birth was unique, can the same be said for the soul held in this frame.

Chris finds an article on Matt's computer about the mob being on trial in Philadelphia and a witness turning states evidence. Chris figures out that this is Matt. Matt had to re-testify last week, and the mob found out he was there, and they tried to kill him with the bomb. Since that didn't work, they are looking for him now.

Thursday, February 19th

Despite long hours of research and lab tests, the interns continue to be frustrated in their desperate hunt for answers about Lucy's illness. Meanwhile, Lucy, Scotty, Eve and Kevin puzzle over the latest clue to Rex's riddle and finally realize that their search must lead them back to Dominique's birthplace. Ellen told Grace she changed the date on Matt's admission file in order to save her colleague some grief with his insurance company. Unconvinced by Ellen's story, Grace decides to ask Matt directly why he wanted his medical records altered. Chris continues to dig for information about the bombing in Philadelphia. At Serenity, Lucy and her pals come face to face with one more of Rex's tricks but wind up at another dead end. A troubled Grace confides to Mike how withdrawn Matt has become in recent weeks. Chris is fascinated by the possibility that his mild-mannered coworker might in reality be a wise guy on the run from the mob. Mike lets Matt know that he has many underworld connections who could prove handy if he needs some help getting himself untangled from a sticky situation. Kevin promises Rex he'll kill him with his bare hands if Lucy should die. Later, Lucy begins to feel the first effects of the poison.

Friday, February 20th

Joe took a sample of Lucy's blood and told her that the poison was causing her myelin sheaths to lose their elasticity, which was why she was losing the feeling in her extremities. Joe also said that the poison would spread to her internal organs and that she would stop breathing. Kevin then suggested that Lucy speak directly with Rex. Lucy asked Rex to spare her life, but he refused to reveal the antidote to her poison. Scott and Katherine Bell arrived at the police station in the hope that Katherine could shed some light on Rex which could help Lucy's predicament. Lucy and Katherine traded insults to mask their true feelings and Katherine remembered that Rex was afraid of spiders. Armed with that information, Kevin later went into the interrogation room with a jar of poisonous spiders and threatened to release them. Meanwhile, Lucy lost the feeling in her legs and Scott called for an ambulance to take her to the hospital. Chris secretly slipped the threatening note he had pasted together in Matt's locker. Matt found the note and quickly left the hospital. Later, Matt arrived at Ellen's and told her that the people he had been hiding from had found him. Karen made a breakthrough in the lab and narrowed the poison down to a specific plant family.

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