***Be sure and click on everything that is underlined, as those are all the "flashbacks" I'm posting that relate to my current stories***
(EXT: Cruz & Eden's Beach House)
-Eden remembers back to shooting Robert, mistaking him for Quinn. She also remembers that, in fact, she wasn't the one who shot him, but rather, Flame did, to set up Kelly for the murder. She remembers CC figuring out that Quinn was actually alive and was posing as Robert and turning Quinn in. This chain reaction caused Quinn to have to leave Santa Barbara and Kelly for good, something for which he obviously has never forgiven she and CC for. She's startled when Rafael puts his hand on her shoulder.
"Aye, Mija, something is troubling you. Did your meeting with Bobby not go as you had hoped?"
"No, he told us the truth. He told us that.....that......oh Rafael, this is all my fault, Cruz's death is all MY fault!"
"Mija, that cannot be. You loved Cruz, how could it be..."
"Because it is Rafael! Because it is!!.......Cruz's murderer, the man who set him up and put this whole mess in motion....it wasn't Cruz he was getting revenge on....it was...me!"
Rafael doesn't understand and Eden explains to him that Quinn Armitage, Robert's twin brother, is the one who set Cruz up and murdered him. Rafael is shocked, not quite sure what to make of all this. Eden tells him of the night in 1990, at the house, where they found out that Quinn had taken over his brother Robert's life. She and Kelly were shocked to see both Robert and Quinn standing in front of them. They taunted her, each one trying to convince her that they were the real Robert Barr. Finally, she could take no more and she shot the one she thought to be Quinn. However, it was actually Robert- she fell into a coma after a car accident and Kelly was put on trial for the murder. She went on thinking she had shot "Quinn" this whole time, until she remembered that Flame Beaufort was actually "Quinn's" murderer. Eventually, CC put it all together and found out that Robert was indeed Quinn, forcing Kelly to send him out of town for good. But since it was Flame who shot Robert and Eden was the one who figured out it was her, Quinn must have blamed her all these years for keeping him from Kelly.
Rafael tries to comfort her, but she can't even see straight. She asks if he would give her some time alone and he obliges. When alone, Eden flashes back to she and Cruz at Harbor Cove
(EXT: Baja, Mexico: Hospital)
-Santana sits over Cruz as he's sleeping. While sitting there, she flashes back to a conversation between she and Eden years before.
The camera fades back into Santana, quietly saying that Eden didn't hold up her end of the deal to stay away from Cruz. Now, it's her turn to have the life with Cruz she would have had, without any interference from Eden. Just then, Cruz wakes up.
"What was that you were saying about Eden?"
"Nothing, nothing at all. Would you like a drink of water? Something to eat?"
"No, I'm fine. Santana.....I want you to know, I'm married to you, I've made a commitment to you and I intend to honor that commitment. Eden made her choice when she married Kirk Cranston and I made mine when I married you...."
"I know that Cruz.....and I love you, more than you could ever know. And believe me, I know you're committed to me and I'm not worried about Eden in the slightest."
"I hope so."
She smiles and affirms that she's not. She tells him that they're miles away from Eden now anyway, living their life in Mexico, and it's been years since they've heard from her. Cruz is shocked and asks what she's talking about, since they've only been married a couple months.
"Oh my God! Cruz, you don't remember?"
"Remember what? Remember what, Santana?"
"Let me ask you this- what year do you think it is?"
"1986, probably around April, why? What's going on? Why are you looking at me like that?"
Santana shocks him when she tells him that it's actually 2011 and he seems to have no memory of the last 25 years of their marriage.
(EXT: Keith & Elizabeth's apartment)
-Keith arrives home from work, throwing his briefcase onto the table. Elizabeth emerges from the bedroom and he walks up to her to give her a kiss. She turns the other way, so he gets her cheek instead of her mouth. Keith is disappointed and "innocently" asks Elizabeth what's wrong. She tells him to sit down, that they need to talk. She offers to fix him a drink which he accepts. With both of their drinks poured, Keith asks Elizabeth what's bothering her.
"Keith, I'm sorry, but.....I just don't think that this marriage is going to work for me any longer."
"Here we go again, you and your back and forth. Lizzie-bit, my beautiful dollface, I love you- I've actually fallen in love with you! There's no reason why we can't-"
"There IS a reason, Keith" she says, interrupting him, "and that is that I don't love you, and I don't think I ever will. I'm sorry, I know that's not what you want to hear and I know you really wanted this marriage to work, but it simply isn't going to. I just don't love you the way you want me to, the way a wife should love her husband..."
"But you will, if you'd just give me a chance....Give me some time, Lizapoo, and I promise, I'm gonna grow on you. Look how far we've come already! You never thought you could love again but here we are, man and wife, and-"
"Oh Keith, will you STOP this, please?!? I DON'T LOVE you! I never did! Hell, we were three sheets to the wind when we got married. And I would have gotten the marriage annulled, had it not been for-"
"Exactly, and it still pains me that you call it that...Really, Keith, this whole marriage has been a farce, a joke to you even! Yes, it was fun getting under Gina's skin and making CC jealous, but none of it was real, don't you see that?"
Keith plays dumb, having a pretend aha! moment, and asks her if this has anything to do with CC. She claims that it doesn't, saying that she wants to be completely fulfilled in her life, that she doesn't want to settle. She thanks him because it was he who made her realize that she was worth more than that. Keith pries again about CC, asking if anything has happened between them. Elizabeth claims that it hasn't, but when Keith asks her if she still has feelings for CC, she admits that she does.
"Oh Lizziebit, Lizziebit, Lizziebit....when will you learn? That man has done nothing but hurt the women in his life...that is, the women that weren't Sophia. Just ask Pamela or Gina or Megan Richardson or Lydia Saunders or Angela....the list goes on and on my pet. Don't you see that if you get back together with him, all he's going to do is make you feel inferior to Sophia? That you don't measure up? You're never going to be good enough for him, Lizziepoo, you're going to live your life in Sophia's shadow. Is that the kind of life that you want to have? Always being compared to your sister? Being made to feel that you're second choice? Second best? You'll never be Sophia and therefore, you'll never have CC's heart...at least, not all of it!"
"Damn it Keith, Sophia is dead and she's not coming back, or did you forget that? And CC deserves to be happy, to get past her..."
"And you're going to be the one to help him do that?"
"So what if I am?"
Keith throws up his hands in exasperation.
"You're making a BIG mistake, honey, a BIG mistake. CC Capwell is not the man for you- didn't you get the hint when he threw you aside all those years ago to marry your sister? What makes you think he won't do that again in a heartbeat? Whereas I....I....I love you for YOU! I don't expect you to be something you're not, to live up to someone that you're not. I want YOU, my pet, and only YOU. But go ahead. You go ahead and run to CC Capwell and see what he does. See what he does to you. I guarantee you that when you do, he's going to do exactly what he did to you all those years ago. And you'll come running back to me, begging me to take you back. And honey, all I'll do then is have a good, hearty laugh at your expense and give you a big, fat I told you so!"
Keith grabs his suit jacket and heads out the door, slamming it behind him. Outside the room, that patented devilish grin lights up his face, realizing that Elizabeth is doing exactly what he wanted and expected her to.
(EXT- A seedy motel outside of town)
-Gina arrives at the motel, claiming to have a reservation. The clerk looks her up on the computer and finds her room for her. He has her sign in and turns over the key. He asks her if anyone else is going to be joining her and she smiles that someone will be.
"There will be a gentleman joining me, he's about 5'7" tall, brown hair, these gorgeous blue eyes. He's a bit rambunctious and certainly fun-loving. Oh, and I want to leave something at the desk for you to give him...."
She walks out to her car and comes back in with a costume, looking like some kind of Spanish Conquistador. The clerk looks at her cross-eyed.
"Yeah, well, so what- we're here to have a little fun and this is how we do that. I highly doubt that this is the most outlandish costume you've seen in this place- hell, you got women dressed as dominatrixes in the lobby just waiting to book at an hourly rate. Just give this to the gentleman and have him put it on before he comes up..."
"And what will you be dressed as, ma'am? Cleopatra?" the clerk says, sarcastically.
Gina pulls out her black wig and puts it on.
"The one and only!"
The clerk rolls his eyes and hands her the key. Gina then calls Keith, telling him to come meet her. He begins telling her that their plan is working- Elizabeth just asked him for a divorce and wants to go back to CC. She interrupts him, saying she doesn't want to hear the names Elizabeth Wayne or CC Capwell for the rest of the day. He agrees to meet her, asking what room she'll be in. She tells him just to go to the front desk when he comes in and the clerk will instruct him what to do. He begins to ask her what's going on, but she hangs up on him. She smiles and takes out her long cigarette holder and takes a puff.
"That, my dahling, you'll have to come here to find out..."
(EXT: San Remos Hospital)
-Mary sits in her office, staring again at her picture of Mason that she's kept. She thinks back and remembers their relationship over the years.
The camera focuses again on Mary, who is tearing up. She mutters that none of this should have happened. She sobs as she says that had Mark not hidden her away and let Mason think she were dead, she and Mason would still be together and her son would be with them.
(EXT: Mason & Julia's Beach House)
-Julia sits alone on her couch, thinking about her last confrontation with Mason. She calls herself a fool for thinking that she can just let Mason go, especially when she's so vulnerable. She hears a knock at the door and opens it, seeing Mason on the other side of it.
"Julia, we need to talk."
"I think we've already said everything that needs to be said Mason."
"And I disagree. May I come in?"
She nods and lets him in the door. He turns and looks at her, noticing her eyes are red and baggy.
"You've been crying..."
"Of course I have Mason! Look what's going on! Though I guess I should be used to it by now, considering all the times I've cried because of you over the years."
"I'm sorry for that. You don't deserve it, Julia."
Mason takes her face in his hand, lightly rubbing his thumb under her eyes. She gently pushes him away.
She tells him that she doesn't know why he's there, that nothing has changed with his situation with Mary. He insists that just because he's helping Mary find her child doesn't mean that he loves her any less. He claims that it's something he needs to do and that with all the lies that Mark has told them, there's a chance that the child she was carrying was actually his. He says that he thought she'd understand.
"I'm SICK of understanding Mason! I'm sick of it! I'm sick of wondering where you are, if you're with her and what you're doing with her. I'm sick of wondering if you still love her, if you've kissed her, or made love to her. I'm sick of questioning whether my marriage is over, whether it even would have existed had Mary not died, or told you that she was alive years earlier. Most of all, Mason, I'm sick of being ALONE, of dealing with all this ALONE!"
"It doesn't have to be that way..."
"But it DOES, Mason, can't you see that? I can't live with you and feel guilty every time I question you about why you're going to see her or why you need to go away with her to track down her son. And I shouldn't have to! None of this is MY fault! Yes, I didn't tell you the truth right away when I realized she was alive, but can you blame me? She didn't want you to know! She had every opportunity to tell you for 20 YEARS and she didn't, yet I know for 20 DAYS and I'm the bad guy for keeping it from you?"
"You're right, Julia, and I'm sorry for the way I reacted when I found out. The truth is, it isn't you I should be angry at at all- it's her! But..."
"You can't be, you couldn't possibly be angry at Saint Mary, could you Mason? So instead, you take out all your anger on me, morally ambiguous Julia."
"It wasn't fair to you. It isn't fair, none of this is fair. You're right, Mary should have been the one to tell me the truth, and she didn't, because she saw how happy I was with you and didn't want to disrupt that."
"How noble of her...."
"But it wasn't noble, Julia, don't you see that? I can- that choice, the choice between she and you, that was robbed from me, years ago. Had she told me then, maybe there would have been a chance for she and I. But she didn't, Julia, she waited 20 years until I found out by happenstance. That's not love, not real love anyway, not how I view it. Love is being honest with your partner, trusting them to make the right choice, having faith in them. But she didn't- she didn't have faith in me and instead kept this secret from me all these years. Hell, the only reason I know that she's alive, that I know the truth, is because of YOU Julia!"
"What are you saying?"
"What I'm saying is that it's over for Mary and I. Any chance that we had she robbed us of years ago. I HAVE a wife, I have a partner, one that I love with all my heart. There's no room for her in my heart, in my life anymore."
He walks up to her and puts one arm around her waist, the other behind her neck.
"It's you, Julia, you're the only woman for me! You're the one I belong with. What Mary and I had is ancient history, something I buried long ago. My present, Julia, my present and my future is with YOU. And only YOU!"
He pulls her closer to him and looks in her eyes.
"Do you mean that? Do you really mean it Mason?"
"Yes, of course I do. I've thought about it long and hard- no matter what happens with her son or our son or anything else, it doesn't matter. Because YOU'RE my wife, you're the woman I want to spend my life with. You're the woman that makes me laugh, that I get a charge out of angering. You're the one that I spar with just for the sport of it, you're the woman I want to drive crazy when we're 70 and retired. It's you. It's you Julia and it always has been! I LOVE YOU!"
He then pulls her up to him and kisses her passionately. She pulls away, looks at him, then kisses him back with all her might. He quickly undoes her blouse as she takes off his tie and jacket. He removes his shirt as she slips out of her blouse. He again passionately kisses her and sweeps her off the floor, carrying her upstairs to their bedroom.
(EXT: London, England)
-Sophia hurries Marcello into her room, explaining that Edmund has told her that he wants to leave in the morning and they need to work hard to figure out just what's going on. She looks at him and realizes that he knows something that he's not telling her.
"Dr. Armonti, what is it? What is it that you know that I don't?"
"I'm sorry, Mrs. Lavery, but I'm afraid I can't tell you. You need to remember for yourself- even if I told you what I knew, it wouldn't matter because you'd have no memory of it. This is something you need to remember for yourself, or it won't even matter!"
"But what if I can't? What if what he's done to me is permanent and I never remember?"
"I don't believe that at all- in fact, you remembered some things the other day. However, it was very recent events and they're still locked in your subconcious. Today, I'm going to try and take you further back in time, to help you get to the truth."
"Alright then, well let's get to it! We have to hurry, before this thing with Edmund goes any further..."
Marcello agrees and sits her down, telling her again to concentrate only on the sound of his voice as he counts back from 30. He says to clear her mind of everything and everyone as he begins counting down. He gets to 1 and snaps his fingeres, putting her in something of a trance. He asks her to think back, to the late 1950s. She remembers being very young and starring in movies, having an affair with Lionel. She then remembers meeting CC Capwell, Lionel's nemesis. She remembers flirting with him and getting engaged to make Lionel jealous. She talks about being pregnant with his child and the day Channing was born, then Eden and Kelly and Ted. When the memories start to get painful and he realizes they're leading up to her "death," he brings her to the late 80s. She remembers marrying CC in front of all her children, though one of them is in peril. She then remembers them breaking up and all the problems they had. He asks her to concentrate and to try and remember them reuniting.....
(EXT: The Capwell Mansion)
-CC looks at the calendar and remembers that it's Sophia's birthday. His eyes tear up and one rolls down his cheek. Rosa enters the room and finds him crying, realizing that it's because of Sophia's birthday. Rosa tells him he should remember the good times, that Sophia wouldn't want him to think about anything else. The doorbell rings and Rosa goes to answer it. She once again sees Elizabeth standing there.
"May I come in?"
"I'm sorry, Ms Wayne, or is it Mrs Timmons? Either way, I don't think this is a very good time for you to..."
"Oh nonsense Rosa and I'm about sick of you. I'm here to see CC and I know he wants to see me. I know you loved my sister very much and don't want to see him with anyone but her, but she's gone and I'm here and you're just going to have to deal with that. Now may I please come in?"
Rosa smiles, knowingly. "Of course. CC is in the living room..."
Elizabeth walks past her and finds CC on the couch, staring at a picture of Sophia. He looks up and sees her and she tells him they need to talk.
"Elizabeth, I'm sorry, but this isn't a good time..."
"But CC, I have some important news to share with you."
She looks at the picture he has in his hands.
"Look, Elizabeth, I know we have plenty to talk about, but it will have to be another time, tomorrow..."
"CC, she's gone. My sister is gone and you can't go on like this. You need to pick yourself up and-"
"I realize that, but today is a special day, or have you forgotten? It's your sister's birthday!"
"Oh.....that's right....I'm so sorry CC, I honestly didn't realize...."
"So you understand then that today is not the best day for visitors or for us to talk?"
"I understand CC, yes, but if we could just-"
"Good, then if you don't mind, I'd like to be alone..."
"But CC this is very import-"
"I'd like to be alone, Elizabeth. Whatever it is it will have to wait."
She obliges and heads toward the door, walking past Rosa, who has and "I told you so" look on her face. Rosa goes back into the room with CC, telling him she tried to stop her. He tells her that it's quite alright, and begins thinking of Sophia. He remembers back to when he won her back, years ago.
Marcello with Sophia, as she recounts this exact memory, with her descriptive words spoken over the flashback. Marcello gets emotional as he realizes Sophia is remembering, though he's unsure she will when she's not hypnotized. Getting an idea, he asks her to describe the singer and the song, which she does.....
(EXT: Lionel & Augusta's Flat)
-Augusta comes home to find Lionel dressed in a tuxedo, with a candlelight dinner prepared for her. He pulls out her chair and tells her that he's had the chef prepare her favorites. He tells her how much he loves her and how happy he is that they're still together, after all these years. He reminds her of the ups and downs of their relationship and, most importantly, the fun times they had. He reminds her how she overcame her doubts and insecurities over Sophia and became the woman he always knew she was. He says no matter what, she's the love of his life and he loves and trusts her like no other. Augusta can take no more of his adoration and realizes what she must do.
"I can't do this Lionel, I can't keep this from you any longer...you deserve to know, hell, they all deserve to..."
"Deserve to know what Augusta? What are you talking about?"
"Please understand my love, that I had nothing to do this and if I were able to stop it, I would have. I tried and I tried after I found out but there was nothing I could do. I was frightened of the man and knew he was dangerous. I couldn't figure out a way to get her out of there, to help her, until we got the invitation to Lady DiMonde's engagement party and I saw Marcello Armonti was the man she was engaged to, so I saw an opportunity and I took it...."
"I don't understand- what are you talking about darling? What does Marcello have to do with anything?"
"He has everything to do with it, don't you see? I knew if she had been brainwashed that Marcello would be the one person that could help her remember, so I sent them invitations as well, to make sure that he saw her-"
"Augusta, you're talking in circles- saw who? Who are you talking about?"
"Lionel, the masked woman in white at the party, do you remember her?"
"Yes of course but..... wait a second, don't tell me you're jealous? Augusta, I simply was intrigued and wondered who she-"
"No, no I'm not jealous, Lionel, it isn't that. But the masked woman.....I know who she is. I had to make sure Marcello saw her so he could help her and would help me get her out of there. He did, and now he is.....helping me....."
"Helping you do what? Help this woman? But who is she? Who is the woman you're talking about!?"
"Don't you see, Lionel, she's ALIVE! The woman is....she's...."
"It's SOPHIA, Lionel, Sophia is alive! And in grave danger..."
The camera first focuses on Eden, laying in bed alone, clutching THIS PICTURE to her chest.
Santana sitting by Cruz's bed, feeding him some ice cream. She smiles at him and wipes a little bit of it from his chin. As she does that, he pulls her in and kisses her.
The seedy motel, where Keith shows up at Gina's door in costume. She opens it, dressed as Cleopatra. They roleplay in character for a moment, before Keith passionately kisses her. She stops him, and tells him he's there to serve her. He draws her a bath and she sits in it, with a glass of champagne and a cigarette at the end of the long holder. Keith fans her until she pulls him into the tub with her, passionately kissing him.
CC alone in the house, thinking about Sophia. He gets up from the couch and shuts the light, making the house completely dark. He walks up the stairs, alone.
Marcello talking with a hypnotized Sophia, as she continues to remember. No sound is heard, as she is explaining to him what she sees, shown in flashbacks
Lionel obviously stunned by what Augusta has told him. Though the scene is silent, Augusta is clearly explaining to him everything that has happened with Sophia and how she found out.
Mary, sitting alone in her office, with the picture of Mason. She places it back in the drawer and hangs her doctor's jacket on the coat rack. She opens her door, shutting the light behind her, and exits the office. She regains her composure as she walks through the hospital hallway.
Mason & Julia's bedroom, as they're making love. Their lovemaking is tender, as it is clear how much he loves her and she him. She smiles as he kisses her and they undress each other in the bed. Again, the scene is silent, though it can be seen that they are mouthing the words "I Love You" to one another.
THE END...........for TODAY!