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Monday, AUGUST 18, 2003

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At Lucy's Place, Ian and Lucy find it is uncomfortable to be touchy feely while Kevin is around. As Ian gets ready to go to the Hospital, Ian told Lucy that he plans to move back to his loft. Lucy begs Ian NOT to go, and Ian agrees to reconsider. Later, as Lucy tries to help Kevin have a bite to eat, Kevin asks Lucy point blank if she is helping Kevin because Lucy still has feelings for Kevin. But Lucy denies that she is concerned about anything other than Christina seeing that Kevin IS going to get well. However, Lucy DOES admits that she will ALWAYS have SOME feelings for Kevin and Lucy encourages Kevin to believe that he will be able to overcome the current obstacle the same way that Kevin has overcome all of the other trauma that Kevin has faced in his life. Lucy takes Kevin's functioning right hand when Kevin tries to hold his hand out to Lucy. Meanwhile, at the Hospital, as Ian and Chris confer about the research to reverse Ian's vampirism, Ian guesses that Chris is anxious to go because Chris is going to be impersonating "George" again. Chris admits that he WILL be impersonating George later in the day, but it is only to help Elizabeth out of an embarrassing situation with her buyers. When Chris suggests that they could work on their research later in the evening, Ian confides that he will be busy at Lucy's Place, because this is the first day that Kevin has been living there. When Chris suggests that Ian would be wise to ride herd on Lucy and Kevin under the same roof, Ian questions WHY it would make any difference to Chris. Chris explains that he delivered Christina when the little girl was born, that Chris was once married to Christina's mother and that Christina was actually named after Chris ~ so Chris believes that he has a vested interest in making sure that Christina is happy. Ian assures Chris that Lucy and Ian are VERY secure in their relationship, and will be able to provide Christina with a stable, secure environment. However, Chris warns Ian to keep an eye on Kevin, nevertheless. At the same time, Christina arrives home at Lucy's Place. After kissing Kevin hello, Christina suggests that they go paint, but Kevin suggests that, instead, he could read a book to Christina. When Lucy suggests that Christina pick out her favorite book, Christina picks out Kevin and Lucy's wedding album. As Christina, Lucy and Kevin look at the pictures and remember the day of Kevin and Lucy's wedding, Ian arrives home. As Ian stands at the door, with a bottle of wine in his hand, Ian hears the three of them talking about Kevin and Lucy's wedding and leaves without letting anyone know that Ian had been there.

At Club Elixir, Jamal asks Jack if Jack will find it difficult to con Livvie in to stealing Caleb's ring if Jack is still connected to Livvie. But Jack insists that Livvie has dumped Jack often enough for Jack to get the picture. Jamal leaves, after jokingly offering his sympathy to Jack. Meanwhile, Imani is surprised when Livvie shows up at Imani's room and begs Imani to leave town. Livvie is surprised when Imani insists that she did NOT become a vampire after being bitten by Livvie and is NOT going to disappear ~ just to satisfy Livvie! Livvie offers Imani a roll of bills to get out of town. When Livvie asks WHAT Imani is if Imani did NOT become a vampire when Livvie bit her, Imani told Livvie that, as far as Imani is concerned, the altercation in the alley NEVER happened! Livvie is pleased that Imani ALSO wants to keep their incident a secret and agrees to keep mum. As Imani ushers Livvie out the door, Jamal arrives! When Jamal asks Imani WHY Livvie paid Imani a visit, Imani claims that she and Livvie had an argument and Livvie came to apologize. Jamal warns Imani that Livvie NEVER apologizes ~ and that Livvie probably wants something. But, after Imani assures Jamal that Livvie will NOT be getting anything out of Imani, Jamal shows Imani a bunch of locks that Jamal brought to install on Imani's windows and doors. When Jamal decides that he needs a hammer, Imani takes a hammer from underneath her pillow and hands it to Jamal! However, as Jamal works, he gets something in his eye. Imani shows Jamal an old remedy that her grandmother taught her, but Imani gets close enough to Jamal that they almost kiss. However, Jamal suddenly gets an emergency call on his cell phone and decides that he has to leave. Later, after Jamal leaves, Imani answers a knock at her door and discovers Jamal! Jamal announces that he came back because he forgot something. Then Jamal kisses Imani! Later, Livvie shows up at Club Elixir. But, when Jack makes a half-hearted attempt to be civil, Livvie accuses Jack of getting ready to give her another lecture about how bad she is. Jack sharply informs Livvie that she can NOT lash out at him like that at the Club and orders Livvie to leave. However, as Livvie storms away, Jack asks Livvie to wait and then admits that he was just in a bad mood. When Livvie confesses that she is also in a bad mood, Jack suggests that they can be in a bad mood together. Livvie suspiciously asks WHY Jack is suddenly being nice to her and Jack confides that it takes too much energy to hold a grudge forever! Livvie is surprised when Jack declares that Livvie in not such a bad person! Livvie thanks Jack for telling her that Jack believes that Livvie isn't such a bad person, but Livvie leaves anyway. After Livvie leaves, Jack gloats that Livvie is totally buying Jack's line and vows that it is finally payback time!

Tuesday, AUGUST 19, 2003

At Imani's Place, Imani is pleased that Jamal ducked out of an urgent errand to return and kiss her. But Imani warns Jamal that it might be dangerous for Jamal to become involved in any way with Imani. Jamal assures Imani that he will be able to protect Imani from whomever has frightened her. However, Imani remains unconvinced. Jamal persists in his argument and finally persuades Imani to agree to have dinner with Jamal. However, after Jamal leaves, Imani receives a call from a mysterious woman named Madea, who apologizes for calling, even though it was NOT an emergency. Imani worries that "they" might have found Madea, but Madea insists that she is fine. When Madea asks when Imani will be able to visit Madea, Imani told Madea that, while Imani misses Madea, Imani can NOT take a chance on "them" finding Imani!

After Rafe and Alison finish their run in the park, Alison flashes back to Caleb's revelation that he tricked Alsion into believing that a fake ring was Caleb's Power Ring! When Rafe asks what is on Alison's mind, Alison claims that she is concerned about a lot of details about opening their gym. When Rafe announces that he has to return to the gym to conduct a class, Alison stays behind in the park. Alison is surprised when Caleb shows up in the park, beside her! When Alison is less than enthused about seeing Caleb, Caleb reminds Alison that it was NOT Caleb's fault that Alison tried to con Caleb out of the Morley Family Heirloom Power Ring and Alison's con didn't work! But Alison angrily accuses Caleb of enjoying his cold-hearted approach to everyone. Alison accuses Caleb of having lied to her and declares that their friendship was always a sham ~ because Caleb probably NEVER told Alison anything remotely resembling the truth! Meanwhile, at Club Elixir, as Jack flashes back to Rafe's warning of the havoc that might result if Caleb and Livvie retain possession of Caleb's power ring, Livvie returns to the Club and suspiciously demands to know WHY Jack was pretending to be nice to her. Jack protests that he only gave Livvie a simple compliment and accuses Livvie of being pathetic because Livvie has become so suspicious of a simple compliment. Jack reminds Livvie that she made her bed of nails and needs to go home and sleep in it! Jack points out that Livvie is with the man she claims she loves and they have the magic ring besides ~ so Caleb and Livvie appear to have everything that anyone could possibly want. Yet ~ Livvie mopes around town, acting very, very miserable! Jack points out that, whenever Livvie has a problem, Livvie always finds someone else to blame for the trouble. Then Jack reminds Livvie that Livvie blamed Alison for breaking up Jack and Livvie and asks who Livvie is pointing her finger out now that Livvie's relationship with Caleb is running in to trouble. As Jack and Livvie talk, Rafe comes in and secretly listens in on their conversation. Rafe overhears as Livvie accuses Alison of throwing herself at Caleb. Jack suggests that maybe MOST men would find Alison hard to resist, because Alison is sweet and beautiful. Livvie immediately demands to know if Jack WAS involved with Alison ~ just as Livvie had suspected when Livvie broke up with Jack. As Jack and Livvie continue to argue, Rafe went outside. Jack suddenly gets a call on his cell phone and Jack leaves the Club to take care of something ~ but told Livvie to order whatever she wants, because Jack plans to return and finish their conversation! However, when Jack gets outside, Jack meets Rafe. Rafe angrily demands to know WHY Jack is stirring up Livvie's jealousy of Alison, as if Jack were using Alison as bait for the trap that Jack is setting for Livvie. But Jack argues that, IF Rafe REALLY wants to separate Caleb and Livvie from the Morely Family Power Ring, it will be NECESSARY to use Livvie's natural jealousy of Alison to get the job done! However, as Rafe and Jack argue, Livvie suddenly steps outside and catches Rafe and Jack together. Livvie gloats that Jack's "nice" persona WAS all part of a trick ~ and now Livvie hasthe proof that confirms her suspicions!

Wednesday, AUGUST 13, 2003

Outside Club Elixir, Reese challenges Casey to either appear or go back to where she came from. Ricky warns Reese that it is NOT really smart to make an angel angry, but Reese ignores Ricky. Meanwhile, Livvie shows up inside the Club and is upset when she realizes that it is Jack who is pouring drinks. When Jack asks about Kevin, Livvie confides that Kevin is feeling well enough to say some hurtful things to Livvie. When Livvie asks Jack WHY people hate her so much, Jack replies that it is because Livvie keeps stabbing those people who are closest to her in the back! At that moment, Reese runs in and asks for Jack to help her with Ricky. Jack turns the bar over to Jamal, while Jack rushes to help Reese ~ and completely ignores Livvie! When Imani arrives with questions about her station, Jamal takes the opportunity to suggest that Imani take a break and chat with Jamal. At the same time, as Livvie complains about the way that Jack just ran out on her, Livvie looks up and finds Caleb towering above her. Although Livvie objects, Caleb demands that Livvie go home with him ~ and the two of them immediately disappear! When Jack and Reese arrive outside, they believe they have again found Ricky talking to thin air. With Casey egging him on, Ricky argues with Jack. Meanwhile, inside the Club, Jamal tries to convince Imani to take a ride on his motorcycle with him. However, Jamal is surprised when Imani insists that she absolutely will NOT ride on a motorcycle! When Jamal asks Imani if she had a bad experience with a motorcycle, Imani replies that it was "something like that!" However, Jamal then begins inviting Imani to go outside with Jamal and just take a look at the bike. At the same time, when Ricky complains that Casey has disappeared again because that is what angels do, Jack and Reese implore Ricky to quit building his world around someone who is GONE! As Ricky suddenly appears to agree and heads back to Club Elixir with Jack and Reese, Casey suddenly returns! Ricky suggests they take Jamal's bike for a spin and Casey agrees. Meanwhile, Reese and Jack return to the Club without realizing that Ricky is no longer with them! Jamal and Imani leave the Club just as Ricky hops on Jamal's bike and roars away ~ with an angry Jamal yelling at Ricky to come back! Back inside, Reese and Jack make peace, but Jack is annoyed when Reese remains worried about Ricky's continuing infatuation with the absent Casey.

When Caleb and Livvie appear back at Caleb's apartment, Livvie accuses Caleb of pulling away from her when Caleb KNOWS that that is what keeps on fueling Livvie's jealousy. But Caleb warns Livvie that it is Livvie's obsession with getting even with Alison that will eventually drive a stake through their relationship. As they argue, Caleb suddenly kisses Livvie. But, although Livvie begs Caleb to hop in bed that very moment with her, Caleb warns Livvie that Caleb believes that wanting Livvie will be the end of him. Caleb told Livvie that he can give her only ONE more chance to get over her irrational obsession with Alison ~ then Caleb plans to split and will be gone for good! Livvie promises Caleb that she WILL be able to fix everything. As Caleb begins to kiss her, Livvie suddenly jumps up and announces that she has to go do something that she KNOWS will cement their relationship ~ then Livvie rushes out the door, leaving a puzzled Caleb behind!

At Rafe and Alison's loft, Alison catches Rafe trying to slip away and guesses that Rafe is headed out to talk to Lucy about a plan for getting Caleb's ring away from Caleb. However, when Alison kisses Rafe goodbye, she snatches his car keys. As Alison playfully keeps the keys away from Rafe, Rafe tries again to explain to Alison WHY he believes it is dangerous to leave the Morley Family Heirloom Power Ring in Caleb's control. But Alison begins unbuttoning Rafe's shirt and suggests that Rafe could surely put off trying to find a way to take the ring away from Caleb for a few more hours. Rafe reluctantly gives in and they hit the sheets. Later, after Rafe has fallen asleep, Alison quietly gets dressed and, after leaving a note for Rafe, Alison slips out of the Loft. As Rafe sleeps next to the note that Alison left for him, Caleb sits alone in his apartment, strumming on his guitar and waiting for Livvie to return. However, when there is a knock at the door, Caleb is surprised to find Alison standing there when he answers the door.

Thursday, AUGUST 21, 2003

As Ian and Lucy rush to check on Kevin in the Living Room, Kevin reports that he felt a pain in his left arm. Lucy insists that a pain should be good, but Kevin becomes angry when Lucy starts to fuss over him and Ian tries to check out the source of the pain. Ian convinces Lucy to go for a walk so Ian can check Kevin's arm out. After Lucy leaves, Ian orders Kevin NOT to take his anger out on Lucy. But Kevin complains that Ian is upstairs hitting the sheets with Lucy while Kevin sits helplessly in the living room. Ian reminds Kevin that Lucy is Kevin's EX-wife because Kevin hurt Lucy. Kevin reminds Ian that Lucy is the woman that Kevin has been in love with since the first day that Kevin set foot in town, but Ian is only the man who is currently sleeping with Lucy. After Ian leaves the room, Kevin wonders what Lucy's universe had in mind when it pulled a wrinkle that threw Kevin, Lucy and Ian all together under one roof!

In the Park, Alison insists that Rafe let her rattle Livvie's cage so that Livvie will rush to get the ring from Caleb. Rafe warns Alison that, IF Alison DOES rattle Livvie's cage, there is always the possibility that the first thing Livvie would think of to do, as soon as Livvie had the ring in her hand, would be to get rid of Alison! Alison insists that Alison knows that the ONE person who can get to Livvie is Alison! Alison reminds Rafe that they are partners and Aliison wants to do her part to separate Caleb from his ring. Rafe finally agrees to let Alison try to rattle Livvie's cage, but ONLY so long as Alison promises to stay safe! When Rafe asks Alison to explain what she is planning to do, Alison insists that all Alison will need to do is flash a few smiles in Caleb's direction and Livvie's twisted mind will do the rest! Lucy suddenly arrives and Alison heads off to find Caleb, while Rafe and Lucy talk. After Lucy leaves, Lucy begins to explain to Rafe that Kevin started to return to the "Old Doc" when Lucy wished for it. Rafe soon realizes that Lucy was with Jamal when she made her wish and Rafe begins to explain to Lucy that the power of the ring is that it can make wishes come true. Rafe explains that Jack got the ring after Jamal and Jack wished that Reese would give Jack some space ~ so Reese dumped Jack and now, Jack is alone again. Rafe reminds Lucy that, when Jack is alone, Jack usually went looking for trouble! Rafe suggests that, while Christina had the ring, Christina wished for Kevin to live with them again. When Lucy asks HOW Kevin's accident would figure into Christina's wish, Rafe explains that, since the ring belongs to the Morley family, the ring probably grants wishes with consequences ~ and it is anybody's guess as to what the consequences will be of the other wishes that have already been made.

At Jack's Place, Jack is secretly pleased that Livvie walked in on Jack as he got out of the shower! Livvie explains that she came to check out the box of her things that Jack was planning to throw away. As Livvie looks through the box that Jax kept, she finds some photos of Jack and Livvie during happier times. As Jack and Livvie talk about old times, they begin to toss the old clothes around and end up in each other's arms.

As Jamal gets ready for his date with Imani, he flashes back to some of their recent encounters. Later, when Jamal arrives at Imani'e Place, Imani does NOT answer the door, but Jamal can hear some low moaning inside and knocks down the door. Once inside, Jamal discovers that Imani's room is in a shambles. When Jamal looks around, he discovers deep scratch marks on the window sill!

In his apartment, Caleb calls around, trying to locate Livvie, but has no luck. When someone comes to the door, Caleb is surprised to find Alison again. Alison announces that she came to apologize because she had sounded as if she was sitting in judgement when she met with Caleb earlier ~ and does NOT like the fact that she did that! However, Alison again chides Caleb for playing a trick on her about the ring instead of just telling her "No!" and being done with it. Caleb reminds Alison that Alison's opinion means nothing to Caleb. Caleb suggests that Alison is not REALLY there to apologize, but is actually planning another attempt to try to make a grab for Caleb's ring! Alison protests that she really DID come to apologize, but, since Caleb is so suspicious, Alison will leave. However, as Alison heads for the door, Caleb calls her back and admits that Alison's opinion of Caleb DOES mean something to Caleb! Caleb agrees that he COULD have just told Alsion that "no way" could she have the ring and be done with it! Alison declares that she and Caleb are friends again and they shake on it!

Friday, AUGUST 22, 2003

At Imani's Place, Jamal looks around the overturned room and discovers deep scratch marks on the window sill. When Jamal hears someone coming, Jamal attacks the intruder, but is surprised when he discovers that it is only Rafe. Jamal immediately demands to know if Rafe is the one who has been following Imani around and frightening her. When Rafe protests that he has no idea what Jamal is talking about, Jamal explains that Imani has been frightened of someone who has been following her around. Jamal begs Rafe to help Jamal search for Imani, but Rafe refuses. Rafe reminds Jamal that Jamal met Imani AFTER Jamal wished on Caleb's ring for a dream girl. Rafe reminds Jamal of the story "The Monkey's Paw" and explains that, in that story, wishes were ALSO granted ~ but were followed by dire consequences for the person making the wish. Rafe implores Jamal to forget that Jamal EVER met Imani! Jamal declares that he has NO intention of forgetting about Imani, ESPECIALLY if Imani is in trouble! Rafe explains to Jamal that, so far, everyone else that they know about, who made a wish on the ring, has had the "wish" backfire on them. Rafe reminds Jamal that Jamal knows NOTHING about Imani and there ARE some wicked scratches on the window sill. Jamal told Rafe that it sounds like Rafe is telling some kind of joke and Jamal orders Rafe to get out of his way. Rafe suddenly told Jamal that Rafe WILL help Jamal search for Imani after all, but Jamal announces that he no longer trusts Rafe to help in any way with locating Imani ~ and Jamal storms away into the night ~ alone! Later, as Jamal searches the woods for Imani, Jamal finds some strange tracks in the dirt and locates a scrap of Imani's clothing on a nearby tree branch!

As Alison and Caleb agree to try being friends again, Alison announces that it is time for her to go ~ BEFORE Caleb's high-maintenance girlfriend returns. But, as Caleb accompanies Alison out into the hallway, a photographer suddenly snaps their picture. Caleb quickly grabs the photographer and threatens to end his life! The photographer claims that he was only looking for a different apartment. Caleb explains that he has a 'sensitive' girlfriend whose feelings might be hurt if she saw the picture the photographer just snapped. When Caleb threatens to send the photographer on a personal tour of Hades, Alison intervenes and suggests that IF the photographer just handed the film over to Caleb, Caleb would be willing to let bygones be bygones. The photographer surrenders his camera to Caleb and Caleb smashes the camera and then exposes the film. When the photographer threatens to sue for destruction of personal property, Caleb again threatens to dispose of the photographer immediately. But Alison implores Caleb to think about protecting himself from bad publicity by letting the photographer go. After the frightened photographer rushes away, Caleb warns Alison that Caleb has NO plans to change his preferred lifestyle just to maintain his friendship with Alison! But Alison argues that wiping out the photographer would blow Caleb's cover. Alison announces that she is leaving before Caleb's "sensitive brunette girlfriend" returns home. However, when Alison went to pick her purse up from the couch, Alison detaches a charm from her bracelet that has Alison's picture on it, and casually drops the charm on the floor near the couch. As Alison leaves again, Caleb thanks Alison for stopping him from doing permanent damage to the photographer and Alison told Caleb that she will put it on his tab. Later, Alison meets Rafe in the park and reports that she went to see Caleb. Rafe assures Alison that he understood that that was where she was going. Alison explains about the photographer who tried to snap their picture and jubilantly informs Rafe that the photographer gave Alison a golden opportunity to convince Caleb that Alison's concern for Caleb's welfare is genuine. When Alison rushes off to meet her mother, the "photographer" comes out of the bushes and accuses Rafe of NOT paying him enough to watch Alison if Caleb is insane. Rafe agrees that Caleb CAN get a 'little erratic', but scolds the photographer for trying to pad his bank account with a clandestine photo. The photographer angrily declares that Rafe is now on his own in guarding his girlfriend, and the photographer storms away.

When Jack finds himself with his arms around Livvie, Jack claims that he lost his balance. Livvie assures Jack that it is OK and heads out the door. After Livvie leaves, Jack kicks himself for forgetting that the prime objective was to get Livvie worked up enough to steal the ring from Caleb so that JACK can get his hands back on the ring! When Jack realizes that Livvie left her box behind, Jack runs after Livvie. When Jack catches up with Livvie, Jack admits that he did NOT really lose his balance and that Jack was sorely tempted to kiss Livvie. Livvie tries to brush off what Jack is saying. But Jack reminds Livve that, although Livvie talks about the great eternal love that Livvie claims she shares with Caleb, Jack can't help but notice that Livvie is STILL unhappy most of the time and went crying on Jack's shoulder every time Livvie feels insecure about Caleb! Livvie insists that Jack is wrong about that and told Jack that she does NOT believe Jack has enough nerve to follow through on his impulse! Livvie reminds Jack that, so far, EVERY woman that Jack has been seriously interested in has left Jack for someone else! As they argue, Jack suddenly kisses Livvie! Livvie blasts Jack for ruining the fun they were having, romping down memory lane, by turning it into something serious! However, Jack implores Livvie to at least be honest with herself about her relationship with Caleb! Jack informs Livvie that she is nothing more than a trophy that Caleb keeps stashed away in a corner of his life. Jack implies that, some day soon, another blond will again strike Caleb's fancy and Caleb will realize just HOW high maintenance Livvie really is and will dump Livvie to chase someone new. Jack predicts that Livvie will be all alone again. Livvie accuses Jack of just being jealous. Jack told Livvie that the PROOF of Jack's supposition is the ring ~ Jack points out that Caleb is hardly going to SHARE the power of the ring with Livvie! Jack predicts that, one day, Caleb will split, taking the ring with him ~ and Livvie will be left with nothing! As Livvie begins to storm away, Jack reminds Livvie of her box ~ but Livvie retorts that she no longer needs memories of her life with Jack and told Jack to just keep the box. After Livvie leaves, Jack looks through the box again, then begins sealing the box up. Meanwhile, Livvie returns home and is warmly greeted by Caleb. Livvie told Caleb nothing about her encounter with Jack and Caleb told Livvie nothing about Caleb's meeting with Alison! Livvie looks at Caleb's ring and asks if she could hold it for a minute, but Caleb refuses to turn the ring over to Livvie. Livvie flashes back to Jack's warning that, one day soon, Caleb will skip out on Livvie, taking the ring with him, and leaving Livvie with nothing! As Caleb and Livvie kiss, Livvie's foot comes close to the charm that Alison deliberately dropped beside the couch!

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