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Monday, December 27, 1999

Serena and Scott are outside and Serena wonders what Scott will do while she's at her friend's birthday party. Scott thinks maybe he'll get Charlene to watch Christina and he and Lucy can spend the day together alone. They go inside to find a big commotion going on - plans for the christening. Lucy is excited by Serena once again calling her Mom and the idea that Christina's adoption will soon be final. Lucy is thinking of both a minister and a shaman. Scott wants to take Christina upstairs and watch the Bonanza marathon. Lucy wants him to be in on all the decisions and told him if he really cared, he would stay. When Lucy and Scott are alone, they start arguing over the extent of fanciness of the christening. Lucy brought up the lack of wedding plans and wonders if DV has anything to do with that. She tells him she doesn't know what to think or where she stands - does he still want to get married? Scott wants to get married for the new millennium (2001?) - Lucy agrees to a new year's walk down the aisle. Scott says "nothing can stop us!"

Joe told Courtney that he went on the Internet to find alternate treatments for Neil. None will be as good as a bone marrow treatment and Courtney is angry with Karen for wrecking that chance. Courtney checks with her doctor - who says that it would not be safe for her to get pregnant. Joe tries to shore up her sinking hopes with some success.

Karen asks Frank if he is Neil's father, he denies it and walks away. Matt comes up and wonders what's wrong with Karen - she vaguely told him she knows a secret that if it came out could change everything, but she's not sure.

Frank and Neil are shopping and arguing about sports. Neil sees a scarf that he's mom wanted, he's disappointed that it hasn't gone on sale and costs $60. Frank told him they'll figure out something. Karen and Matt come up, Neil says hi. Frank spirits Neil away with talk of movies and pizza. Matt compliments Frank's actions around Neil. He talks about Karen's secret and she says she'll have to find out if it's true. Karen returns to work and goes into Joe's office with coffee. Joe is doing research, Karen told him about meeting up with Neil and Frank. Joe mentions how good Frank has been with Neil, almost like Neil was his own son. Karen asks if he doesn't think that's a little weird - but Joe says Frank has always liked kids. They talk about having a bone marrow drive - one in Florida found a donor in 2 days. Karen says he could be the first to donate to get the ball rolling. Joe went to talk to Dr. Quartermaine saying this could be the answer they've been waiting for. Karen says to herself - I have a feeling you could be right.

At home with Courtney and Mary, Neil gives his mom a late Christmas gift - the scarf. She tears up and Neil worries that he made her cry. Mary told him that girls like to cry when they're happy. Courtney turns and slaps her. (Well, she should have.) Courtney and Frank reassure Neil that he doesn't have to worry about Courtney. Neil and Grandma go upstairs. Courtney thanks Frank for buying the scarf. He says Neil returned his video game to buy it, and wonders how two such selfish people got such an unselfish kid. Courtney says one of those people has a good heart and offers to tell Neil the truth about his parentage. Frank turns her down, for Neil's sake.

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Tuesday, December 28, 1999

At the Lighthouse, Scott is peering into the playpen wile Lucy discusses flowers for the wedding on the phone. Her suggestion of a "glow in the dark" cake which elicits a response from the person on the phone about Star Trek conventions. She hangs up and asks Scott what he's smiling at - her. He told her she's lit up like a Xmas tree and it makes him smile. She says she's ecstatic; walking down the isle to a new Millennium is prefect. Charlene and Serena arrive and Serena told them about the birthday party she was at. Serena asks what they will be doing New Year's and they tell her they're getting married. She's thrilled as is Charlene. Group hug!

At the Lighthouse, Kevin and Eve are still trying to find something to discredit Rachel. They're running out of time as Kevin has to testify. They finally find something to pursue - a former patient of Rachel's. At the courthouse, Chris and Rachel try to keep Julie's spirits up. Nicole hasn't arrived and Julie is convinced she won't.

At the Hospital, Joe and Karen are hanging posters about the "blood" drive they are holding to look for a marrow donor for Neil. Karen says she should vanish as Courtney still blames her for the accident. Frank, Courtney and Neil get off the elevator. They all talk about the blood drive and encourage Neil to have hope. Neil went off to hang posters and Joe told Courtney and Frank that he and Karen are pursuing "other" options for Neil. Courtney suggests Karen is redoubling her efforts to help Neil because of guilt over the accident. Karen told her she knows perfectly well that Karen would do everything she can for Neil in any case. Frank and Courtney go to donate and Lucy and Scott get off the elevator in a ring of laughter. They are there to donate blood but also to tell Karen and Joe that they're getting married New Years. Joe and Karen are thrilled for them and will, of course, be there. Lucy told Karen that she is as much a part of their family as Serena and Christina. Smiles all around.

At the courthouse, Garcia is on the stand for cross. His testimony doesn't improve the situation today although he does admit that Julie seemed scared at the house while the hostages were being held; Cooper had the gun. On redirect, though, Dara simply has Garcia restate that Julie confessed. Period. Julie is distraught; the jury won't even look at her. The defense's first witness is Rachel.

Kevin and Eve arrive at the patient's mother's home and ask about Rachel. At first the woman wont discuss it but finally asks if they care about the "friend" they're trying to help (cover story). Thy say yes and she told them to keep their friend as far from Rachel as possible. At the hospital, Karen sees Scott again and teases him about having ministers to hire. He says he's looking for Lee. They chat about when Karen found out Scott was her father. She says it's different with Scott and DV. Scott says he wishes he never found out. Lee approaches and Karen went to work on the blood drive. Scott told Lee he and Lucy are getting married New Year's Eve and asks him to be his best man. Lee, after expressing some concerns, gives his blessing and agrees happily. At the Firehouse, Charlene tries to talk Lucy into postponing the wedding so she can do it right; they need more time! Lucy nixes the delay but asks Charlene to be her matron of honor. Charlene joyfully accepts.

Back at the courtroom, Rachel is on the stand. Rachel explains her theory of how and why Julie was brainwashed by Cooper. She adds that there's nothing Cooper could have done to force Julie to do something against her moral grain. The "moral compass" theory. Dara objects as Rachel can't know what someone else would do and it's sustained. In Rachel's expert opinion, Julie is incapable of murder.

Eve and Kevin, talking to the patient's mother, are winding up the interview. The mom says she had thought Rachel was Jane's savior but found out later that Jane was a victim of Rachel's own obsession to free her. Kevin thank her and told her she has given them the ammunition they need to stop Rachel from hurting anyone else.

At the hospital, Frank and Courtney are chatting when Karen, Joe, Matt and Neil come in. Karen surreptitiously eyes Frank's tube of blood as everyone decides to hang posters about the drive all over town. Everyone leaves but Matt and Karen. Matt gets beeped but told her to call him if she needs someone. Karen arranges an HLA antigen test on Frank's blood with the lab.

At the Firehouse, Lucy an Scott are having trouble finding a place for the wedding. Scott makes a call and books a VFW just outside of town. Lucy is dubious but Scott joshes her into it.

At the courthouse, Dara is cross-examining Rachel and questions Rachel's statement that all of Julie's problems were due to Stockholm syndrome; Dr. Collins said her problems ran much deeper than that. Rachel states that Kevin's credibility has already been called into question in that courtroom. Enter a guard with a message for Dara (from Kevin and Eve?). Dara told the judge new information has come to light which could make her cross of Rachel more "enlightening." She asks for a recess to review the new information. The judge agrees and recesses until the following morning. Chris asks Rachel what Dara could have on her that's so illuminating. Rachel doesn't know but insists it won't affect Julie's case.

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Wednesday, December 30, 1999

A superstitious Lucy worried that her wedding to Scott would not come off as planned while Scott attempted to reassure her that nothing would go wrong. Victor agreed to give Lucy away, but was forced to back out after he broke his ankle. Later, Lucy was overjoyed when she arrived at the lodge and found it beautifully decorated for the wedding. Karen broke down and shared her dilemma about Neil's paternity with Matt. Later, Matt stood by Karen when she received the results of the DNA test and learned that Frank was Neil's father. Dara was able to discredit Rachel on the stand by using the information Kevin and Eve had dug up about one of her former patients. Rachel seethed as Dara implied to the jury that Rachel had a penchant for getting dangerous criminals released back into society. Later, Julie was placed in a precarious position when her van driver had a heart attack and collapsed on the way back to Ferncliff.

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Thursday, December 23, 1999

After an angry Karen confronted Frank with the truth about Neil, he begged her to keep quiet if she truly cared about Neil. Karen decided that Joe needed to know the truth, but changed her mind after a heart to heart discussion with Scott about fatherhood. Kevin admitted to Eve that he was trying to get past the fact that she had lied to him about DV. On her wedding day, Lucy shared a special moment with Kevin and advised him to find a way to forgive Eve. Julie administered help to the van driver and then decided to go find help. Julie wound up at the lodge and made a rash decision after she spotted Christina alone.

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Friday, December 31, 1999

Port Charles will not be shown due to New Year's Eve celebrations.

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