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Monday, DECEMBER 23, 2002

Tess returns to Jack's Place and told Jack that she has been to see Livvie and now knows the reason behind the pictures she keeps seeing in her mind. Tess tearfully explains that she is a part of Livvie and that she is NOT anybody. But Jack tenderly reassures Tess that she is VERY real to him. To demonstrate, Jack kisses Tess and they continue kissing - then they hit the sheets.

At Stephen's Studio, Alison expresses her sincere concern for her mother's health and Elizabeth is genuinely moved by her daughter's concern. Elizabeth seriously contemplates biting Alison in order to give her daughter the greatest gift of all - immortality! But, as Alison tries to locate a doctor for Elizabeth, Elizabeth begins to have second thoughts and excuses herself as she flees into the next room.

Meanwhile, in the woods, Rafe is genuinely shocked when Caleb appears to be immune to the stake Rafe has just driven into his heart. As Caleb gets up with the stake in his hand, Rafe dares Caleb to go ahead and try to take Rafe out. Caleb lunges at Rafe, but stops before he reaches Rafe. Caleb announces that is is no longer "in to" killing and just wants fame, fortune and rock and roll. When Rafe asks WHY Caleb wants all of that in Port Charles, of all places - Caleb announces that his band is going on a road tour soon, so they will no longer be in Port Charles. Rafe tries to learn if the water has anything to do with Caleb's return, and Caleb admits only that "It helps!' When Caleb claims that he has been a perfect citizen this time around and has NOT killed anyone - Rafe brought up the way Caleb turned Alison's mother. Rafe accuses Caleb of going after Elizabeth as a way to get to Alison and, ultimately, to Rafe. But Caleb told Rafe that, while Caleb had that goal in mind originally, Caleb has since come to care for Elizabeth but Caleb will SOLVE the Elizabeth problem by taking Elizabeth along when the band went on tour.

While Elizabeth is in the next room, Mr. Travis, the private detective that Alison hired to help locate her missing sibling, brought a box to Alison and explains that he found the box hidden behind a wall in her father's old office. After Mr. Travis leaves the Studio, Alison hesitantly opens the box and discovers some books and some old love letters. Alison determines that the letters were NOT written by her mother and comes across one letter making plans for Malcolm to visit his lady love and THEIR child. Alison decides this MUST be a letter talking about her lost sibling. As Alison continues to investigate, she discovers that the box has a false bottom and in the hidden bottom, Alison discovers a picture of a lovely, dark-haired woman with the name 'Katrina' written on the back. Alison concludes that that MUST be a picture of the woman who wrote the letters to her father and that Alison is looking at a picture of the mother of her brother or sister. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is stunned when she realizes that she contemplated biting her own daughter and wonders what she has become. When Elizabeth returns and notices the box, Alison just says that the private detective brought it by, but Alison does NOT show her mother the love letters OR the picture of Katrina!

Back in the woods, Rafe insists that Caleb has robbed Alison of her mother just as the two were beginning to make a real connection, but Caleb professes that he IS truly fond of BOTH Alison AND Elizabeth. As Rafe vows to do away with Caleb in the end, Caleb shocks Rafe by announcing that Caleb has RAFE to thank for Caleb's second chance on earth. According to Caleb, when someone from upstairs returns to earth, someone from downstairs is allowed to return as well, to keep everything 'in balance!'

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Tuesday, DECEMBER 24TH, 2002

At Rafe and Alison's Place, Rafe contemplates Caleb's pronouncement that Caleb got a free ride back to earth with Rafe when Rafe traded in his heavenly wings for a mortal life with Alison. Rafe worries whether or not he will be able to keep the promises that he made to Alison that they would lead a 'normal' life, now that Rafe knows that evil in the form of the returned Caleb Morley STILL needs to be vanquished in order to keep all of their loved ones safe. Later, Alison tries to get Rafe to share what is on his mind, but Rafe puts it off and Alison begins to discuss plans for their upcoming wedding. Noticing that Rafe still seems pensive about something, Alison urges her angel to just have faith.

Ian visits Eve's grave with Danny and, as Ian puts out a small tree with some decorations, Ian admits to his absent wife that he has been struggling this past year to give Danny the happy life that Danny deserves - but Ian confesses that he believes he has been messing up in that department.

Meanwhile, at the Light House, Lucy tries to tell Kevin how unsettling his 'new and improved' attitude is to her, but Kevin urges Lucy to put the past behind them and get on with the future.

Meanwhile, at Jack's Place, as Jack and Tess get ready for company, they are stunned when Livvie arrives at the door and announces that she is moving in with 'her sister!' Jack informs Livvie that she is NOT going to do that, but, when Jack went to the door to greet Jamal, Marissa and CHRIS, Livvie urges Tess to speak to Jack for her. Livvie reminds Tess that now, since they BOTH know that Caleb created Tess from Livvie, they NEED to stick together and protect each other, because whatever causes one of them pain, also causes pain to the other. Later, Tess convinces a dubious Jack to change his mind and allow Livvie to stay.

As Kevin and Lucy argue about Kevin's 'new and improved' outlook on life, Serena and Christina come downstairs and Christina asks Kevin to tell her the Christmas story of how they all became a family last year on this very day. As Kevin begins to remind Lucy of their wedding last year, they both begin to remember the promises that they made to each other.

Back at Jack's Place, Marissa invites Jamal to visit her family next Christmas and CHRIS asks Tess about her headaches. Tess told Chris that the headaches are getting better. When Chris asks Tess if there is anything that he could do for her, Tess replies that she thinks the one thing she wants most is for everyone to just be together and love each other. Later, Livvie gives Tess a scarf that is similar to a scarf that Livvie already has. Jamal takes Jack aside later and asks Jack if it is a good idea for Livvie and Tess to be wearing matching outfits and Jack agrees with Jamal that Jack DOES have reservations about the wisdom of Tess and Livvie dressing alike.

Meanwhile, back at Rafe and Alison's Place, Alison told Rafe about the private investigator finding a box that belonged to Alison's father and about the box containing a picture of the woman Alison believes is the mother of her lost sibling. Alison then gives Rafe a watch that is solar powered, so it will never run down, and will alwlays be there to remind Rafe of the eternal bond he shares with Alison. Alison also reminds Rafe about the watch he had last winter that was ticking off the time until Rafe had to leave Port Charles and those he loved.

Suddenly, the lights go out all over town and, one by one, the residents realize that the only light on in town is the giant Christmas tree in the park. One by one, the various residents of Port Charles find their way to the tree, where Serena hands out candles and they all sing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' together.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Due to the Christmas holiday, Port Charles did not air today. The show will resume tomorrow, December 26th, where Tuesday's show concluded.

On behalf of everyone involved with Soap Opera Central, I'd like to extend to you, your family and loved ones our wishes for the happiest and merriest of Christmases.

Dan J Kroll
Owner/Founder, Soap Opera Central

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Thursday, DECEMBER 26TH, 2002

At Rafe and Alison's Place, Alison writers a letter to her future children, telling them the story of Rafe and Alison's love for one another and, as Alison writes, she flashes back to memorable scenes of Rafe and Alison's courtship.

Meanwhile, at Stephen's Studio, Stephen tries to keep his mind on Elizabeth, but keeps flashing back to his brief marriage to Livvie.

At Jack's Place, Tess told Livvie that Tess is worried about Livvie. But Livvie told Tess that it was Livvie's NEED for Caleb that brought Caleb back to Port Charles and that Livvie believes she loves Caleb. Tess told Livvie that Tess believes that Tess is there to put an end to the hunger that Livvie feels for Caleb. Tess begs Livvie to let Tess heal Livvie of her hunger for Caleb, but Livvie refuses, telling Tess that Livvie is TIRED of people trying to 'save' her!

Meanwhile, Caleb fantasizes about Livvie becoming part of his rock band and announcing to the world that Stephen is really Caleb Morley and that Livvie loves him. However, Elizabeth wakes up and breaks into Caleb's fantasy, calling him back to bed.

Back at Jack's Place, Tess falls asleep and Livvie covers Tess up and told her that Livvie can feel Caleb's hunger calling her, so Livvie leaves Tess sleeping and went out.

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Friday, DECEMBER 27TH, 2002

At Jack's Place, as Jack gets ready to head out to be an attendant at Alison's wedding, Jack and Tess wonder where Livvie has gone. Meanwhile, Livvie meets Caleb in the Park and told Caleb that she KNOWS Caleb saw Livvie making out with Ricky on the couch at Livvie's Place. Then Livvie announces to Caleb that she and Tess BOTH have remembered the way that Caleb 'made' Tess from Livvie. Livvie suggests that Caleb's motive was that he loved Livvie so much, he wanted two of her. Caleb denies any knowledge of what Livvie is talking about.

Meanwhile, at the Chapel, as Lucy puts finishing touches on the flowers, she runs in to Ian and apologizes for slapping him at the Hospital when he bad-mouthed Kevin. But, when Lucy begins to launch into a recitation about Kevin's latest strange behavior, Ian stops her.

At Rafe and Alison's Place, as Alison practices walking down the aisle, Elizabeth arrives. When Alison runs to hug her mother, Rafe flashes back to his encounter with Caleb, when Caleb admitted that he has already bitten Elizabeth - and Rafe angrily told Elizabeth to leave right away. Alison and Elizabeth are both stunned.

In the Park, as Livvie confronts Caleb, she told him that she is through chasing him but, when he wants to find her, he knows where to look. Then Livvie kisses Caleb and saunters off. After Livvie leaves, Joshua suddenly appears and reminds Caleb that Caleb becomes careless whenever Caleb is around Livvie. Joshua reminds Caleb that Livvie has killed him before and will be able to do it again. Even though Caleb insists that CALEB will handle Olivia, after Caleb leaves, Joshua says: "You will NOT have to!'

At the Chapel, as Lucy begs Ian to continue their friendship, Ian told Lucy that Ian has NO respect for Kevin but, since Kevin IS Lucy's husband, Lucy should be with Kevin and be happy. After Ian leaves, Kevin arrives. Lucy told Kevin that she tried to apologize to Ian but Ian would NOT accept her apology.

Back at Rafe and Alison's Place, Rafe apologizes for snapping at Elizabeth and says that he just wanted to be alone with Alison. Just then, Jamal and Jack arrive and Elizabeth tactfully herds Jack and Jamal back outside. When they are all gone, Rafe gives Alison an antique locket that belonged to his mother. Alison admires the locket, but does NOT open it!

Back at Jack's Place, Tess decides to wear the sweater that Livvie gave her that is exactly like the sweater that Livvie is also wearing today! At the same time, Livvie runs through the Park and is surprised when she runs in to Joshua.

Meanwhile, Jack and Jamal threaten to actually try to HELP Alison get ready for her wedding. At the same time, at the chapel, Lucy tries to help Rafe settle down enough to get ready for the wedding. Rafe finally confides to his cousin that he now knows for certain that Stephen IS Caleb. Rafe went on to describe how Rafe staked Caleb in the heart and Caleb removed the stake as if it were a splinter! Rafe explains to Lucy that Elizabeth is also now a vampire and that Caleb was allowed to return to earth because Rafe came back. But as Rafe told Lucy that he seems to be getting more of his powers back, Caleb suddenly shows up. As Lucy insists that Caleb stay far away from Alison's wedding, Caleb reminds them that he is a guest of the mother of the bride!

In the meantime, while Livvie is talking to Joshua in the Park, Tess calls Livvie on Livvie's cell phone. Livvie told Tess that everything is fine - then Livvie stuffs the phone into her pocket. But Livvie does NOT disconnect her phone, and Tess hears Josua inform Livvie that Caleb has changed his mind and now wants to see Livvie. Joshua told Livvie that Caleb wants to meet her at the Docks! Tess yells in to the receiver that Livvie should NOT go to the docks to meet Caleb. But Livvie refuses to listen to Tess, turns off the phone and runs off to meet Caleb. Tess puts down the phone and decides that Livvie needs her protection.

Back at the chapel, Kevin finds Ian and demands an apology from Ian for falsely accusing Kevin of having beaten the prostitute and Ian gives Kevin a left-handed apology - then Kevin warns Ian to stay away from Lucy. At the same time, as Rafe and Lucy order Caleb to get out - Caleb spills some of his wine on Lucy's dress. Then Caleb announces that he IS leaving town soon for a tour with his band. After Caleb leaves, Rafe promises Lucy that he will NOT let Caleb ruin his wedding day. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, Jack and Jamal help Alison put the finishing touches on her wedding dress.

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