Port Charles Recaps: The week of October 7, 2002 on PC
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Monday, October 7, 2002

As Rafe and Alison stood on the porch of Jack's Place, discussing Rafe's plans to obtain an annulment from Livvie -- and their subsequent marriage plans -- they suddenly realized that they were not alone. Alison was surprised when she looked up and saw Jamal standing there.

In the abandoned mine shaft, Jack was convinced that his captor was Livvie in ragged clothes and with disheveled hair and that she was playing some kind of game. Jack angrily demanded answers from "Livvie."

Marissa barged into Ricky's place while Ricky was reading on the couch, and Ricky hastily hid what he was reading behind a couch pillow. Marissa let Ricky know that Jack was still missing. Marissa then informed Ricky that any sparks he thought were going on between them were strictly one way. Marissa asked what Ricky was hiding behind the couch pillow, and Ricky tried to act casual as he claimed it was just a magazine. As Marissa began to leave, she pretended that she'd left something behind and grabbed behind the couch pillow to see what Ricky was trying to hide. Marissa was instantly angry when she discovered that Ricky was reading her journal.

At Jack's place, Jamal jumped all over Rafe for making plans to marry Alison while Rafe was still married to Livvie. Jamal reminded Rafe of all the trouble Alison had endured because of the way Rafe just blew in and out of Alison's life whenever he felt like it.

Jamal asked Rafe if had knew what he'd put Alison thorugh when he'd "bailed out of town like that." He said that Alison had never stopped hoping Rafe would return for her, pushing away friends because of him, even almost getting convicted of a murder that she hadn't committed. Jamal said, "And then, what did she get for all of that after being so devoted and so loyal to you? She gets to watch your trifling butt parade around town with your new bride!"

Alison trited to stop Jamal, but Rafe offered to "take a walk somewhere" with Jamal. Alison inisisted they stop, but Jamal and Rafe both claimed to be tired of talking.

Meanwhile, in the cave, Jack told the mystery woman he believed to be Livvie that it was no secret to anyone that she had gone completely crazy lately -- but the "cave woman" act was carrying things too far. Jack told "Livvie" that it was fine with him if she stayed to play in her cave -- alone -- because no one in the real world wanted anything to do with her. As Jack left, his mystery woman sat down and began to hum and rock her rag doll. As Jack left the cave, talking to himself, he discovered the real Livvie.

Back at Ricky's place, as Marissa and Ricky argued about Ricky reading Marissa's notebook, Ricky noticed a song playing on the radio that he liked, and he turned the volume up. Marissa told Ricky that she knew the band's name was Stephen Clay Experience.

Ricky told Marissa that the poetry in her notebook was really good and that the genius of what she had written should be shared with the world. But when Ricky read a poem Marissa had written about Casey, Marissa just became angry and ripped up the poem -- telling Ricky that those were her private thoughts, and Ricky had just stolen them.

Back at Jack's Place, Alison tried to restore some order. However, Rafe asked her to "go inside for a minute," and Jamal, taking off his jacket, suggested she bake some muffins. Alison refused, instructing Jamal to put his shirt back on and telling the men not to fight. She told Rafe to go inside for a minute so she could talk to Jamal.

After Rafe had gone back inside the house, Alison explained to Jamal that there were some things about Rafe that she just could not share with Jamal. But Alison understood the reasons why Rafe had needed to leave, and that was enough for her. Alison convinced Jamal that she needed his good will, but, whether she had Jamal's good wishes or not, Alison did not plan to change her mind about Rafe.

Jamal surprised Alison when he admitted that Jamal might have been out of line with his attitude toward Rafe. Then Jamal shocked Alison when he announced that the only reason he'd stopped by had been to check on Jack, since Jack had been missing for a couple of days.

Meanwhile, in the woods, Livvie rushed into Jack's arms, but Jack could not understand how Livvie could look so different just a few minutes after Jack had left her, in tatters and disheveled, in the cave. Then Livvie explained that she had gone to the woods to find Jack but had not been in any cave.

Livvie described running through the woods earlier and getting a very strange feeling and being afraid -- and then she'd run right into Jack. Livvie tried to convince Jack that she truly loved him and that there was some kind of mysterious force that kept drawing them together. But Jack did not believe a word of what Livvie said and strongly suggested that Livvie just learn how to resist that mysterious force. Jack just walked away from Livvie, and, as he left, Livvie told Jack that she hated him. Jack decided that he had to be having a bad dream with two Livvies in it.

Back at Ricky's Place, Ricky insisted that Marissa should not be hiding her beautiful poetry, but Marissa left in a huff as the music on the radio played:

"Clear white lines

draw the straightest path

to a mainstream life

that awaits you

Your souls begin to die

If you want to walk with me

I will walk with you

To this freak show

we created.

If you really want to do it,

Go on and on

Then you're going to have to face it --

No more

Hiding from the World

through Naked Eyes.

The World through Naked Eyes."

Rafe also heard the song at Jack's Place, and angrily turned the radio off. As Rafe went back out on the porch, Jamal and Alison informed him that Jack was missing. When Rafe asked what they could do to help, Jamal suggested that Rafe and Alison stick around Jack's place in case Jack showed up there. Then, Jamal apologized for trying to pick a fight with Rafe.

Rafe told him to just forget about it, and Jamal said, "Yeah. It's forgotten, trust me." Rafe wasked if they were cool, and Jamal said no, but they were moving in the right direction. He told Rafe to "just stick around in town for a while." Jamal gave Alison a peck on the cheek and left.

When Alison asked Rafe if Rafe thought Jack was okay, Rafe said that he believed Jack was. Alison asked if something else was bothering Rafe, and Rafe admitted that he did feel a little strange, but it might just be getting used to being back and dealing with some old vibrations from the past. Alison asked if Rafe thought Livvie might be behind Jack's disappearance, but Rafe assured Alison that Jack knew Livvie well enough to avoid Livvie like the plague.

Rafe and Alison made plans to move forward with Rafe's plans for obtaining an annulment -- and then they went inside. When they left, Livvie appeared beside the porch then abruptly left. At the same time, Jack returned to the cave and found his mystery woman, still humming and rocking her rag doll. Jack tried to talk to her, but she drew back, as if frightened by him. Jack asked, "Who are you?"

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

In their New York hotel suite, Christina got up first and found Lucy and Ian asleep on the couch. When Christina told Lucy that she was ready to get up, Lucy told Christina that "Mommy and Daddy need a little more sleep." Christina innocently asked, "Is Ian my Daddy now?"

Meanwhile, at Livvie's place, Livvie made an urgent telephone call about Rafe.

At Jack's place, Rafe checked on the progress of the search for Jack. When Alison admitted that she was beginning to be seriously worried about Jack, Rafe assured her that he was confident Jack would be found and would be okay. Jamal and Marissa arrived and reported that the police at least knew that Jack was not at the bottom of the river.

Alison took out some of Jack's favorite muffins, and Jamal and Alison began to talk over old times they'd shared with Jack, including Jack's masquerade as "Chandler" to fool Amanda. Rafe assured them all that he was positive that Jack would be found soon.

Meanwhile, in the cave, Jack told his mystery woman that he was amazed that his leg felt so much better and asked how she'd learned to take care of injuries that way. But the mystery woman only hummed and rocked her rag doll. Jack continued to marvel at the way the mystery woman resembled Livvie. As Jack talked to her, he decided that the mystery woman could understand him but might be unable to speak. Jack suggested that Jack could take her back to town with him, where his brother and some friends were doctors who might be able to help her. But the mystery woman shrunk away from Jack and huddled in a corner, humming to her doll. In a few minutes, though, she returned and touched Jack's face.

In New York, Lucy and Ian tried to explain to Christina that Lucy and Ian were just friends. However, when Christina left to color a picture, Lucy told Ian that Lucy believed she should go to Switzerland to see Kevin again.

In the cave, Jack promised his mystery woman that he would stay with her, but he asked her to give him back his phone so he could call his friends.

When Jamal got the call from Jack, Jack told Jamal that he'd just needed to get away. When Alison took the phone, she informed Jack that Rafe had returned, that Rafe was going to get his marriage to Livvie annulled, and that Rafe and Alison were planning to get married. Alison asked Jack to be her "man of honor'', and when Jack laughed at the idea, the mystery woman laughed also. Alison heard the woman laugh and accused Jack of scaring them all just so he could slip away with a new girlfriend.

Back in New York, Ian tried to talk Lucy out of the notion of burying herself in Switzerland, waiting for Kevin to get better -- which could take years. However, Ian bristled when Lucy accused Ian of wanting to hang onto Lucy for himself.

Back at Jack's Place, as Alison and Jamal talked to Jack, Marissa asked Rafe how Rafe was so sure that Jack was okay. Marissa told Rafe that Marissa felt that the opposite would turn out to be true. Marissa also admitted to Rafe that she had been worrying lately about things like people dying too young. Marissa suddenly remembered that Rafe had known Casey, and Marissa talked to Rafe about Casey dying before Marissa had had an opportunity to get to know her -- that it was a case of Casey "being 19 and Pow! Game over!"

Rafe hinted that the game was probably not over for Casey and that Casey had had "guardian angel" written all over her when Rafe had known her. Rafe also suggested that Casey might be watching over Marissa right at that moment.

After Jack hung up with Jamal, Jack told his mystery woman that it was good when she laughed. Jack asked if the mystery woman would know Livvie, but she just looked at Jack without saying anything. Jack observed that the mystery woman could pass for Livvie's twin. Then, Jack wondered if the mystery woman might actually be related to Livvie.

Back at Jack's place, Jamal, Marissa, Alison, and Rafe speculated about Jack's new girlfriend. Alison said, "I don't care if she has three heads, just so long as she is not Livvie!" As Alison said that, Livvie suddenly showed up at the front door and announced that she needed to speak to Rafe.

Back in New York, Ian informed Lucy that she was way off base to suggest that Ian wanted Lucy for himself. Ian told Lucy, "Let me tell you something -- you are not as much of a joy to be around as you may think you are!" Ian went on to tell Lucy that she would bore the Swiss doctors with her constant hand-writing over Kevin. Lucy was incensed that Ian would dare to suggest that she might be boring. Ian amended his charge by telling Lucy that he really meant that she was a "tedious bore."

Lucy was speechless. Ian observed that it was perhaps the first time in her life. Lucy quickly recovered long enough to pick up a pillow and whack Ian with it. As Ian and Lucy got into a pillow fight, with feathers flying all over the room, Kevin suddenly showed up and announced, "Hi, honey. I'm home!'

Back in the cave, Jack noticed that the mystery woman's rag doll had the name "Tess" embroidered on her dress, and Jack told his mystery woman that he planned to call her Tess. Jack then coaxed "Tess," until she finally said, "Jack."

Back at Jack's place, Livvie expressed surprise that Jack appeared to have a new girlfriend. Marissa and Jamal decided to leave and tried to convince Livvie to go with them. However, Livvie insisted that she needed to talk to Rafe.

As Jamal and Marissa left, Jamal signaled Alison that he would not be going far. After Jamal and Marissa left, Rafe asked Livvie what she wanted to say, and Livvie said that she had something to give to Rafe -- and that, actually, it was for both of them. As Livvie reached into her purse, Alison asked, "My God -- what are you doing?"

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Marissa pounded on Ricky's door, anxious to get her book of poetry back. After Ricky let her in, he said he'd thought she hadn't wanted the book anymore, so he'd thrown it away. Marissa began to freak out until Ricky admitted that he was kidding. He'd put it aside for her. Marissa grabbed for the book, but Ricky held it out of her reach. He told her he'd give the book back after she listened to something. Marissa was angry but had no other choice than to do what he wanted.

Ricky put on some music. It was a song he'd written using her poem about Casey as the lyrics. When the song ended, Ricky asked Marissa what she thought. For a few moments, she couldn't speak then Marissa said one word: "beautiful." She looked deeply into his eyes and told him thank you. Ricky gave Marissa a copy of the song, and she kissed him on the cheek and said she didn't know how to show her gratitude. Ricky replied, "You just did."

Rafe grabbed Livvie's purse, fearing she had a gun. Instead, he found annulment papers. Rafe was suspicious why Livvie would let him go so easily and wanted to know what she was getting out of the deal. Livvie replied that she wanted both him and Alison out of her life as soon as possible. After carefully reading the document, Rafe signed it. After Livvie left, Alison and Rafe sat on their porch swing and planned their future. When Rafe asked Alison to pick a wedding date, she told him that a Christmas Day wedding would be perfect. As they kissed, Livvie watched from behind a bush. She told her baby that Rafe and Alison would have to pay.

Lucy and Ian had a spirited pillow fight. They were covered in feathers when Kevin appeared in the doorway. Lucy was surprised that Kevin had left the hospital. She asked him how he'd found them. Kevin told her it was through the message she'd left on the answering machine. Kevin explained that he had talked to numerous psychiatrists and therapists. All he really wanted to do was talk to his wife -- alone.

Ian refused to leave Lucy alone with Kevin. They were about to start arguing when Christina ran in and threw her arms around her daddy. Kevin picked up Christina and asked her to tell him all about their time in New York. Lucy was nervous to see Kevin with Christina and got her daughter to go back to the bedroom. While Lucy and Christina were out of the room, Ian tried to talk sense into Kevin. He told him that therapy took time, and Kevin shouldn't have left the clinic. Finally, Ian persuaded Kevin to return.

When Lucy emerged, Ian was gone, and Kevin was still there. Kevin told Lucy it had been Ian's idea for them to have some time alone together before he returned to the clinic. Lucy was nervous but sat next to Kevin anyway. Kevin assured Lucy that he was feeling much better and that he would never hurt her. Meanwhile, Ian was lying unconscious behind the sofa.

Thursday, October 10, 2002

At the Recovery Room, Rafe and Alison toasted their recent good fortune and celebrated that Jack had been found and that Livvie had signed the annulment papers. Rafe and Alison began making plans to be married by Christmas.

Alison announced to Rafe that she was heading home for a warm bath, but Rafe stayed behind. He said it was to take care of a few things.

Meanwhile, Livvie let herself into Lucy's old place, where Rafe and Alison were living.

At the same time, down in the cave, Jack was helping "Tess" learn how to speak. As Jack taught Tess a few words, like "beautiful" and "stars." Tess suddenly ran back into the cave.

In their hotel suite in New York, Kevin explained to Lucy how important it was to him that they get a chance to spend some time together, and Lucy was happy when Kevin told her that he had decided to go back to Switzerland to continue treatment there. In the meantime, Ian was still unconscious behind the couch.

Lucy suddenly became uncomfortable when Kevin told her that he had always hated her nickname for him -- "Doc."

When Lucy got up and walked to another part of the room, she spotted Ian and demanded to know what Kevin had done to him. As Lucy tried to revive Ian, Kevin showed Lucy a syringe and told her that he'd just given Ian a little sedative so that Kevin and Lucy could have the privacy they needed to talk things through. Lucy continued to demand an explanation, and she urged Kevin to go back to Switzerland with her.

Kevin told Lucy that she was the only one who could help him -- that she was his lifeline, and he needed to see her every day.

Back in the cave, Tess took Jack's camera to him, but she jumped back when the flash went off accidentally. Jack took a picture of himself with Tess to show her that the camera was nothing to be afraid of. When Jack showed her own picture to Tess, Jack said, "Beautiful Tess." Tess suddenly rushed back into the cave again. This time, Tess took out a book with a picture of an angel in it. Pointing to the picture of the angel, Tess told Jack, "Beautiful Tess."

At Rafe and Alison's place, Livvie put some poisoned bath oil beads in the tray next to the bathtub and visualized Alison dying from the poisoned bath and then Rafe trying vainly to revive Alison. Livvie took off her wedding ring and said, "You know, a ring is a promise, Rafe. And I promise you that you will never get your happy ending with Alison!" Livvie put the ring down on the rim of the tub and said, "You wanted so much to be one of us, Rafe. To be mortal? To feel what it is like to join the human race. To be real? Now -- you will know what it feels like to lose the love of your life!"

Down in the cave, Jack decided that Tess needed to see herself when she was cleaned up, so he got some water and began to scrub away some of the dirt. Then Jack coaxed Tess into smiling for him as he took a picture of her.

Back in New York, Lucy told Kevin that she understood what he was saying and asked what Kevin wanted to do next. Kevin told Lucy that they could change their identities, and Lucy, Kevin, and Christina could go away and live on the run for years, but Lucy said that she could not possibly leave Serena behind. Lucy proposed that Christina and Lucy accompany Kevin back to Switzerland and find a place to live in Switzerland where they could be near Kevin until he recovered.

However, when Lucy called Kevin "Doc" again, Kevin yelled at her and demanded that she sit down again. Lucy pretended to go along with Kevin's plans, but Lucy spotted the syringe with the sedative Kevin had given to Ian. Lucy convinced Kevin to turn around while she massaged his back for him. When Lucy tried to grab the syringe, Kevin caught her and prevented her from using it.

As Kevin and Lucy struggled for the syringe, Kevin demanded to know if Lucy was going to call the police. Kevin angrily accused Lucy of locking him away in a loony bin so Lucy could live it up in New York with Ian. Kevin told Lucy that he suspected that Lucy had run to Ian the minute that Kevin had been locked up. Kevin admitted that he was angrier than he had ever been before -- and that he planned to teach Lucy a lesson.

However, at that moment, Ian recovered and jumped Kevin from behind, injecting Kevin with the sedative. Before he lost consciousness, Kevin told Lucy, "I would not hurt you." As Ian held a sobbing Lucy, they made plans to travel together to Switzerland to return Kevin to the clinic.

Back in the cave, Tess insisted that it was her turn to help Jack get cleaned up, and Tess began to tenderly scrub away some of the accumulated grime on Jack's face.

Back at the Recovery Room, Rafe bought an engagement ring for Alison from a jeweler.

At Rafe and Alison's place, Livvie heard Alison returning home. Livvie ran outside and watched through a window as Alison ran water for her bath. Livvie told herself, "So much for 'happily ever after!'"

Friday, October 11, 2002

Down in Tess's cave, Jack taught Tess about hands and fingers.

At the Recovery Room, Jamal informed Ricky that Jamal had sent a copy of Marissa and Ricky's song to Stephen Clay. Ricky scoffed at the possibility that anyone in that band would ever listen to their song.

Outside the Recovery Room, Rafe looked at the ring he had just bought for Alison and wondered if he'd made the right choice. As Rafe hurried away, he ran into a pretty blonde woman, and the ring dropped to the street.

Meanwhile, at Rafe and Alison's place, Livvie watched from hiding as Alison ran water for her bath then added the poisoned bath oil beads to the water. Livvie contemplated the sweet revenge she would experience when Alison died from the toxic water. Livvie congratulated herself for picking a poison that would be undetectable as soon as Alison's heart stopped beating. However, before Alison got into the tub, Livvie realized that she had left her ring on the rim of the tub.

Meanwhile, Marissa arrived at the Recovery Room and announced that she had a big surprise for Ricky. Ricky volunteered to close his eyes, and Ricky was surprised when he opened his eyes and Marissa introduced him to her friend Candy, who was a pre-med student at Port Charles University.

Outside, Rafe began to rave about Alison to the woman he'd just run into.

Meanwhile, at Rafe and Alison's place, before Alison could get into the tub of toxic water, she heard a crash. When Alison went into the living room to investigate the cause of the crash, she discovered that someone had thrown a rock through the front window. When Alison went to get a broom to clean up the glass, Livvie slipped into the bathroom to retrieve her ring.

Back in the cave, Jack taught Tess about hands and how to count up to three on her fingers. Jack asked himself, "How is she so innocent? It is like looking at Livvie -- before she became Livvie. Could her mom have had another girl no one knows about?"

Back at the Recovery Room, Marissa was amazed when Ricky and Candy seemed to hit it off. When Candy left momentarily to check on something, Ricky asked Marissa if the set-up with Candy was for Marissa's benefit -- or for Ricky's.

Outside the Recovery Room, Rafe ended up giving his new acquaintance a detailed account about the day he'd run to catch up with Alison's train before she'd left. While Rafe was talking to his new friend, he got a call from Alison, who reported that someone had thrown a rock through their window. Rafe promised to rush home and announced that he planned to take Alison out to the P.C. Grill later and that he had a surprise for her.

Rafe's new friend told him that she was staying at the Port Charles Hotel and, since Rafe was headed to the Port Charles Grill, Rafe's new friend asked for a ride to the hotel. Rafe quickly agreed.

Back at Alison and Rafe's place, Alison cleaned up the glass while Livvie slipped into the bathroom to get her ring. But Livvie accidentally knocked the ring into the toxic water.

Back at the Recovery Room, Jamal announced that Stephen Clay was listening to their song right at that very moment. And, in Stephen Clay's office, Stephen Clay was listening to Ricky's song -- "Hey Sister." Stephen Clay's assistant apologized that one of the roadies had sent that song in, but, when she started to turn it off, Stephen grabbed her hand and motioned her away. The assistant asked, "What? Is she the one?"

Meanwhile, back at Rafe and Alison's place, as Alison put cardboard up over the hole in the window, Livvie tried to fish her ring out of the tub but fell into the toxic water instead.

At the same time, in her cave, Tess was showing Jack that she had learned to count to three and excitedly took Jack three books.

Jack hugged Tess and then Jack tried to explain to her about hugs. Tess gave Jack three hugs. Jack was shocked when Tess suddenly pulled away from him and began to gasp for air. Then Tess passed out on the floor of the cave.

At the same time, Livvie struggled out of the tub of toxic water and tried to dry herself off.

Rafe took his visitor home to meet Alison, but he was surprised when the visitor recognized Alison and Alison addressed the visitor as "Mother."

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