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Monday, August 14, 2006

Sheridan is a bit distracted by thoughts of Luis while talking to Chris and it shows. Chris comforts Sheridan and tells her to avoid seeing Luis to help ease her pain of losing Marty. Sheridan tells Chris that grieving takes a while, especially losing two children. Chris wonders if Sheridan will still appreciate him if she finds out what Spike has asked of him. Sheridan catches Chris with her PDA, and he covers by saying that he was bringing it to her. Sheridan convinces herself that Luis is moving on just like her. Chris searches Sheridan's PDA for the security code after she leaves the room.

Fancy is reverting back to being a pampered little princess when she complains about the uniform given to her. Paloma gives her some helpful tips about being tough. Luis' first test in the training class is very challenging. Let's just say it requires a lot of strength and Fancy is not up to it. Luis tells Fancy that if she does not complete the drill that she would have to leave the class. Well, Fancy takes the challenge and proves to Luis that she has what it takes to stay in training.

Gwen and Ethan are employed now. They will be working on the 10th floor of the Crane building at a law firm. Gwen will be running the business division, and Ethan will be practicing law. Gwen is excited about Jared being with Theresa since she won't be chasing Ethan anymore. She also wants to save enough money so that they can leave Harmony. That comes as a shock to Ethan. He certainly isn't thinking about leaving Harmony. Gwen thinks that their lives will be perfect without Theresa in it since she will be with Jared. Ethan does not share her feelings on that topic. There is a hint of jealousy in the air. Theresa literally runs into Ethan at the Crane daycare. She is not aware that it's Ethan right away. Ethan seems pleased by the encounter. Theresa apologizes after catching herself and acts very professional towards Ethan. Ethan thinks Theresa has something to do with him being hired in the Crane building because of Theresa's past behavior. In the meanwhile, Gwen runs into Jared at the cafeteria and she is shocked to hear that Jared and Theresa aren't dating anymore. She is grilling Jared and he wonders why Gwen cares so much about his love life. She lies to Jared by telling him that Theresa is a good friend of hers. Jared catches on fast: He knows that Gwen wants him to be with Theresa so that she won't come between her and Ethan. Gwen denies it, but Jared tells her that he won't be used as a pawn to prevent Theresa from coming in between her and Ethan. Gwen is not too pleased about that. She has to find a way to keep Jared and Theresa together. On the other side of the Crane building, Ethan is accusing Theresa of scheming to get him hired in the Crane building so that she can have private moments with him. Theresa tells Ethan that she has nothing to do with him being hired and he apologizes. She complains to Ethan that Jared is aware of her social status. In addition, she tells Ethan that she has also made mistakes with him in the past by lying to him. She is a basket case. Ethan tells her that she needs to find the right guy, and Theresa asks Ethan to tell her who the right guy is. She tells Ethan that the right guy won't be him and it will never be him because she has finally got it through her head and is moving on.

Jared runs into Chad on his way out and fills him in on Mrs. Alistair Crane. He definitely does not want to see Theresa again because he claims that she has lied to him about her true identity. Jared asked Chad why he didn't clue him in on Theresa's identity, and Chad tells him that they were getting along perfectly without any interference from him. Chad advises Jared to give Theresa another chance.

Theresa cries on Whitney's shoulder. She feels bad about not being up front with Jared and thinks that she is fated to spend the rest of her life alone. Theresa would love to work things out with Jared if he is willing to forgive her. Theresa leaves Whitney in her office and Chad drops by. He has a surprise for Whitney. He proposes to her, and Whitney accepts. While Whitney makes plans for their wedding date, Chad makes a phone call to arrange a meeting with his mystery caller.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ethan and Gwen talked at the Book café about Jared and Theresa's break-up. Gwen was worried that now Theresa would start plotting and scheming again to get Ethan. He got a text message and ran out to leave her stew in her own juices. Whitney and Chad entered the Book Café and saw Jared sitting by himself. Despite the fact that he'd just broken up with Theresa, they gushed about their impending nuptials. He told them that he was leaving Harmony as soon as he could. When Whit went to get a bridal magazine, Gwen pulled her aside to get help in keeping Jared in town for Theresa. Whitney was surprised that Gwen wanted her to help but, she really felt for Theresa so she decided to work with her. As they brainstormed what they could do to keep him in town, Eve called desperate for help in running the hospital fund raiser. Whitney had a light bulb moment and told her mother not to worry because she knew a guy who could manage the fair for her. Gwen and Whitney explained their plan to Chad and he sold the fund-raiser sob story to Jared who bit immediately.

At the Harmony waterfront Kay, Fox and Miguel were helping set up booths for the fund-raising fair for Harmony Hospital. Eve had taken on the responsibility for the Fair and hired a manager, but he'd quit at the last minute and the volunteers were all working unsupervised and uncoordinated. Tabitha arrived with the girls in a stroller and commented on the disorganization. Siren showed up to seduce the guys and particularly Miguel, but Kay had a secret weapon. She had informed Carl, the old fisherman, that Siren would be there and what he needed to bring to woo her. Carl saw Siren and set after her and Siren led a merry chase around the waterfront. She lost Carl eventually, and snagged Miguel who was looking for somebody in charge. Siren began her song and Kay heard her so she searched for her and covered her mouth long enough for Carl to find Siren again. He told her he'd take her on his boat to the South Seas. Tabitha reminded her that it wasn't a real solution, but Kay said she just did it to buy some time. Jared, Chad, Whitney and Gwen showed up to take charge. After looking around a bit, Jared saw some immediate things to change and started coordinating the volunteers to get the show back on the road. Gwen reminded Chad to stick to Jared like glue and Whitney and Gwen relished in their potting and scheming to get Jared back with Theresa.

At the Russell house, Eve tore her hair out trying to take care of T.C. as well as run the fair. She looked like she hadn't eaten, slept or showered in days. Julian arrived and T.C. was peeved that he didn't even knock. Julian wanted Eve to drop everything right then and go to Paris with him. When she didn't go along with his plan, Julian got angry and in her face about letting the staff he'd hired to take care of T.C. because he needed her and he needed her right then. He got very bellicose about her staying with T.C. and Eve told him to keep quiet in front of T.C. Julian finally stormed out of the house. T.C. got tired of Eve treating him like a child and insisted that she go be with the man she loved-Julian. Eve apologized for Julian and that only enraged T.C. more. He hollered at her to eave, to leave him, to leave the house and to punctuate his feelings, he threw things at her. She refused to leave and cried because she thought he didn't really mean to be hateful. Eve finally walked out of the room and left him in his anger.

At the Crane mansion, Pilar worked on little Ethan's computer. She'd seen an episode of Dateline about child predators and was trying to put parental controls on it and block questionable websites. Theresa told her about Jared leaving her because he had found out she was Mrs. Crane. That strengthened Pilar's resolve for Theresa to tell Ethan he is little Ethan's father. Theresa refused because she was sure that Ethan would seek custody and she'd lose access to the only person she still has. Pilar sent Ethan a text message that she needed help with little Ethan immediately and while she continued to argue with Theresa about finding a way to split up Ethan and Gwen or at the very least tell him the truth about little Ethan. Ethan arrived and Theresa asked him why he was there. Pilar said that she'd told Theresa if she didn't tell Ethan the truth, she would and that she'd sent him a text message. Theresa assumed that Pilar had spilled the beans and started to explain why she hadn't said anything, but Ethan headed for the computer to make it safe. In a hushed voice Pilar insisted that Theresa tell or she would, so Theresa started to tell him that she needed to talk to him about Little Ethan's father, at which point, Julian (who thinks he's Ethan's father) showed up and demanded to know what they were doing to his son's computer. Now that Alistair is dead, Julian wants to take his rightful place in little Ethan's life as his father. He planned to sue for custody and take little Ethan out of the country with him. Pilar pulled her daughter aside and told her that now would be the perfect time to tell the truth—she'd seal her relationship with Ethan and clear Julian's claim to little Ethan. Theresa protested to Julian that she'd never let him have time with her son and Ethan found himself siding with Julian because that would be what he'd want if he had a child with a woman to whom he wasn't married. Theresa ranted at Ethan for taking Julian's side and told him that little Ethan deserved a better father than Julian. Julian said he could do better and Ethan agreed. Pilar took her aside and Theresa told her mother that she couldn't tell the truth because she'd lose her son and Pilar reminded her that if she didn't tell the truth she could lose little Ethan to Julian. Pilar told her that if it was impossible for Theresa to tell, it wasn't impossible for her. Pilar went back into the room and told Ethan and Julian that she had something that she needed to tell them.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Luis puts a struggling Fancy through her paces as the cadets' training continues. At the Book Club, Jessica confides to Simone how she needs a job to tide her and Spike over until her husband finds work. Pilar again pushes Theresa to tell both Julian and Ethan the truth about her son. Chad's jealousy is stirred when Whitney drops a casual remark about how attractive Jared is to women. Instead of coming clean concerning little Ethan, Theresa icily informs Julian she has no intention of giving him any more time with "his" son. Though Luis suggests she make another career change, Fancy stubbornly insists she won't quit until she's become a bonafide cop. Ethan agrees to represent Julian in a custody suit against Theresa. Jessica keeps mum when Simone wonders aloud why she stooped to marrying a loathsome creep like Spike in the first place. Ethan warns Theresa to cut Julian some slack and save everyone the grief of an ugly, drawn out legal battle. Jessica decides to apply for a waitressing gig at the Lobster Shack.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

In the police station locker room Luis was in the shower with the water off and Fancy pulled open the shower curtain to get in for her shower. They each got an eyeful and were pleased with the view. As they were getting dressed, a call came in because of a disturbance at the Lobster Shack. Fancy convinced Luis to let her ride along and then because of her long day, fell asleep in the car.

At the Book Café Paloma scarfed down a sticky bun while Simone closed up and told Paloma that Rae makes them even better. She invited Paloma to her place to celebrate her first day of training, but Paloma wanted to celebrate when she graduates and they decided to pick up Jessica at the Lobster Shack and go dancing.

Out back behind the Lobster Shack, Jessica defended herself from two of her former male classmates who'd heard she'd been hooking on the streets. She insisted that she didn't do that anymore and they taunted her with the threat that if she didn't put out, they would just take her. As she fought for her life, Paloma and Simone arrived in the restaurant looking for her. They asked around and one of the bartenders said he'd seen her earlier. As they left, the girls heard Jessica screaming from the back. They went to her defense after calling 911 and by the time Luis and Fancy arrived with backup, they had the guys at bay. Paloma wanted to be in on the booking and Fancy convinced Luis she should go. He agreed and then he helped Fancy get into the dumpster to find the knife one of the thugs had used to cut Simone. Fancy didn't want to do it, but she went for it anyway and when Luis pulled her back out she landed on him with her stinky tainted clothes. He complimented her on finding the knife and told her that he'd been hard on her and would understand if she wanted to quit. She told him that she was loving it

At the waterfront, Jared had whipped the volunteers into shape and the Summer Fair fundraiser for the children's wing of the hospital was nearly ready to go. Chad, Whitney and Gwen each lobbied Jared to give Theresa another chance, but he was adamant that he couldn't be with or around someone he couldn't trust. Whitney called Theresa at the mansion to come help them set things up. She tried to beg off and offered to send Crane staff. Whitney reminded her that doing that was what Mrs. Crane would do and that as the fresh face of Crane, she could build a lot of goodwill by showing up in person to help. After Whitney let slip that Ethan was there, Theresa told her mother that she was going to go tell Ethan that he is her son's father. She hurried down to the waterfront with Pilar behind her. When she got there Whitney and Gwen were congratulating themselves on trying to get Jared and Theresa back together. Theresa wanted to know why her friend would be chummy with Gwen and Whitney covered by telling her that they were just looking at her new engagement ring. Theresa congratulated her and then asked what they wanted her to do. Whitney pointed her to Jared as the man in charge. Theresa asked Jared and he told her to just go back and sit in her mansion on the hill so they could things done. Theresa then saw Ethan and was determined to tell him about little Ethan, but hesitated and congratulated him on his new job instead. He mentioned that they would be using their new jobs as a stepping stone to afford a move out of town. She asked about Jane and he admitted that they'd have to work out a visitation schedule if they move and she realized that the same thing would happen to little Ethan if she told Ethan he was his farther. She decided not to say anything, but Ethan knew she was withholding something. Theresa sat down on the dock with her mother and spilled the news that Ethan was planning to move and if he knew little Ethan was his she'd lose both of her children. She said she couldn't live if that happened. Pilar told her that she hadn't seen all of the complexities of telling Ethan and expressed her wish that Theresa be happy. Theresa was sad as she thought that she might find someone to love her someday. Whitney and Chad grabbed Jared to explain how hard it had been for Theresa to be married to Alistair. They also told him that Theresa wanted Crane to be a force for good and had turned things around. Jared said that he couldn't trust her and as soon as the fair was over, he was going to leave so he didn't keep running into her. Theresa walked up to Jared and told him that they needed to talk.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Theresa approaches Jared wanting to reconcile, but Jared won't be swayed that easily. She convinces him to give her a second chance, but Jared doesn't want to have anything to do with Theresa because of her social status. Furthermore, Jared thinks that Theresa doesn't know who she really is, so he cannot be with her. Chad and Whitney console Theresa. Pilar tries to convince Theresa to tell Ethan the truth, but she won't hear it. Pilar decides to go back to the mansion to give Little Ethan the toy boat she won at the fair. Whitney convinces Theresa to work the "pie throwing" booth at the fair, and Gwen couldn't wait to plaster a few on Theresa's face. Jared witnesses and is very pleased. He steps up to the booth, and Theresa expects a pie in her face, but Jared slaps the pie in his face instead. His actions definitely cheers Theresa up.

Chris warns Spike not to screw up the robbery because he does not want Sheridan involved. Spike tells Chris to keep Sheridan out of harms way to ensure her safety. Sheridan almost walked in on Spike talking to Chris because Spike is fooling around by calling out her name. Chris quickly covers his hide and goes back to giving Spike the layout of the mansion and who is currently there. Spike sets out to rob the mansion, and he encounters an unlikely person there. It's Pilar. She hears a noise and immediately calls for the police. She turns around, and Spike shot her before she could see his face. Pilar falls to the ground.

Ethan asks Gwen why she is so interested in Jared getting back together with Theresa after she told him that she didn't care what goes on between those two. Ethan is pleased that Jared and Theresa hasn't reconciled. He tells Chad that he misses Theresa not chasing him, and that he is jealous of Theresa with Jared.

Is Fox not cursed anymore? He certainly looks frisky with Kay at the fair, and I think Miguel is jealous. Siren catches up with Kay, and she sure is not going to go easy on her. She wants to get back at Kay for setting the fisher man loose on her. Siren tells Kay that she cannot stop her from getting Miguel, but Kay has a plan to make sure Siren doesn't succeed. Fox gets Kay in a secluded spot at the fair and is ready to make love to her, Siren's spell kicks in. The curse isn't lifted after all. It probably only works when he is about to make love to Kay. He kisses her without any problems though. Kay manages to have Siren sit over the dunking booth in order to expose her as a mermaid. The first ball hits, and Siren gets dunked in the water. Kay is anxiously awaiting to expose the fish. Stay tuned.

Fancy is so excited over witnessing her first crime scene, and she is now convinced that she wants to be a cop. Luis tells Fancy to go home, but she is too excited to go home. Luis invites her out to dinner, and Fancy couldn't be happier. Sheridan sees Luis and Fancy together at the restaurant and is jealous of them together because she is not over Luis.

Tabitha is trying to have some fun at the fair with Endora. Endora insists on Tabitha via her thought bubbles to win some stuffed animals for her. Tabitha is unsuccessful at winning those toys, so Endora uses her magic to get them herself. The owner of the booth discovers his toys missing and realizes that Tabitha has something to with it. He calls Tabitha a thief, and Tabitha grabs Endora's stroller and hightailed it out of there as fast as she could. Trouble seems to follow Tabitha at the fair wherever she goes. She is accused of drinking at the fair when liquor is not allowed. Endora conjures up some Martimmy to make her feel better, but it gets her mommy in trouble. Anyway, Tabitha manages to run away once again.

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