Michael Brainard as Ted Capwell, Nina Arveson as Angela Capwell, Harley Janek Kozak as Dr. Mary Duvall, Heather Lindell as Samantha Capwell, Lane Davies as Mason Capwell, Nancy Lee Grahn as Julia Capwell
(EXT: Mason & Julia's Beach House)
-Julia opens her eyes and sees Mason lying next to her, just staring at her. She smiles back at him.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" she asks.
"It's just so nice to wake up and see you lying next to me. I've missed you Julia."
He reaches over and gives her a passionate kiss. She corrects him, telling him she meant breakfast, though he obviously has something else in mind. She says that she's starving and they put on their robes and head downstairs. Both are surprised to see their table already sent, complete with a bottle of champagne, orange juice, croissants, and bagels. They find a note from Samantha saying that she thought they'd enjoy a special morning and that she had some errands to run. They sit down and begin eating, though Julia decides to bring up a sore subject.
"I'd hate to ruin this lovely moment Mason, but-"
"Then don't!" he interrupts.
"We have to discuss Mary and her missing son, we can't just pretend like the problem doesn't still exist. She's still alive and still hasn't found him yet."
"I know. Look, Julia, I want you to know that I'm committed to you, no matter what happens with Mary...."
"But you're not just going to abandon her, right? The second she calls with another lead and wants you to go to Palm Springs with her to track him down, you're going to go running..."
Mason nods, telling her that he has to see this through, especially after they found out that Mark manipulated Mary's doctors into thinking her due date was further away than it actually was. The child, or rather, adult boy could very well be his. He pleads with her to understand.
"Actually Mason, I do. You loved her once upon a time, you may have conceived a child with her, you can't just turn your back on her now, especially with everything that Mark has done."
"Then, you're ok with my continuing to help her with the search?"
"I'm not sure ok is the word, but I'm supportive of it. But if we're really going to get our marriage back on track, if you're really committed to me and making out marriage work, then I want to be involved. I want to help both you and her- every step of the way. If you have another son out there, then I'm going to be just as much a part of his life as you and she are and it's going to effect my life as well. So wherever the search leads you, I'm going to be right there with you, every step of the way."
"Have I told you how much I love you yet today?"
"You have, but I wouldn't mind hearing it again..."
He tells her that he does and walks over and gives her another passionate kiss. She kisses him back and they run back up to the bedroom, giggling the whole way.
(EXT: San Remos Clinic)
-Mary sits at her desk, pondering her life without Mason by her side. She looks through the paperwork she was given on her son, growing more frustrated by the second. One of the nurses buzz her and inform her a former patient is there to see her. Mary is surprised to see Samantha walk through the door.
"Samantha, HI! How are you doing? You look like you've made quite a recovery!"
"I'm doing much better. I wanted to come by and thank you in person for saving my life. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be here right now. I truly am grateful for that and I owe you."
"Sweetheart, you don't owe me anything! Just to see you back on your feet walking around again is all the thanks I need."
Samantha asks Mary how the search for her son is going and she tells her that they've hit a dead end. She's waiting on a call back from foster care in the hopes of locating her son's last family. Samantha asks her if she expects Mason to drop everything again if they get another lead.
"I doubt I could stop him, but if he does, that will be his choice, not mine."
"So you're not trying to get him back then? You're telling me that you have no desire to be with my father again and that you're not trying to come between my parents?"
"Honestly Samantha, I never was. I would have never even told Mason I was alive if you had never been brought into the clinic. Even then, I did whatever I could to avoid them, but your mother found me. I pleaded with her not to tell Mason- you have to understand, I had come back to Santa Barbara many years ago, when you were a little girl, fully intending on reclaiming my life with Mason. But when I saw that he was with Julia and that they had a little girl.... He was happy, Samantha, and I wasn't about to ruin that for him. Not only him, but Julia too- your mother was a friend of mine when I lived here you know."
"Yes, I'm well aware, which is why I was shocked that you kept her husband away from her on the holidays, that you spent New Year's Eve with him, instead of telling him to go home and be with his family."
Mary explains that she told him many times that he should be with Julia and not her, but he was angry with Julia for lying to him, which she concedes was her fault. She tells Samantha that she never meant for any of this to happen, she would have never even come back had Julia not found her. Samantha informs her that Mason and Julia have reconciled and she'd appreciate it if Mary butted out, including the search for her son. Mary tells her that she can't do that- there's a chance that it could be Mason's child and he has a right to know what's going on. So if she gets a lead, she'd have to inform him about it and leave it up to him to decide if he wants to follow it up with her.
"That's actually why I'm here- I have something that may help you find him."
"You? How would you-"
"A few months ago, A- that's what we call Adriana- met this guy- Steve Hall is his name. Brown hair, gorgeous blue eyes, kind of a vagabond type. Anyhow, she asked him about his background and he told us that his mother died giving birth and his father has been incarcerated since he was born. He moved in with a foster family when he was young, but the parents were dirty- they had, like, 6 foster kids and were only doing it to get money. He lived there for a few years, until they were arrested on drug charges. After that, he moved from home to home, until he finally left the system when he was 16- been on his own ever since. I didn't really think much of it, until dad was talking the other day about what you guys found out in Sacramento and the story he gave sounded almost identical to Steve's..."
"My God, everything you're saying- it's almost exactly what I was just reading. Where is this Steve? Will you take me to him? I have to find out if..."
"I actually can do you one better. He's already not such a trusting guy, so I didn't think it would be a good idea for you and dad to come bursting into his life with this crazy story. So the other day, we were at the beach with him and I waited until I could find something that I could bring for you to test. I was hoping for a hair, but I think what I have is even better."
She opens her purse and pulls out the ziploc bag with the cigarette butt in it.
"Here. I made sure I didn't touch it or anything- he was smoking it and put it out. I figured his saliva would be a pretty dead on way for you guys to test his DNA. Hopefully, this will give you the answers you need."
"Oh Samantha, I don't know how I can thank you..."
"Just have it tested and get the results. I haven't told my father and I'd prefer you didn't either. At least until you're able to confirm that this guy is actually your son. In the meantime, I figured this would buy my parents the time alone that they so need right now."
Mary takes the bag and thanks her again. Samantha takes off and Mary stares at the butt, having gone from frustrated to quite hopeful.
(EXT: The Capwell Hotel)
-Angela stands behind the lobby desk, talking with one of the associates. They mention that Angela isn't looking so hot, her face is kind of flush. Angela insists she's fine. As they continue doing paperwork, Gina approaches the concierge and begins furiously ringing the bell.
"Make that was fine. What do you want Gina?"
"I thought I'd stop by and we could have a little girl talk."
"I really have a lot of work I need to be doing, if we could do this another time...."
"It will only take a couple minutes. And I'm sure you're going to want to hear what I have to say."
Angela sighs. "Fine, come on back to my office. Lynn, if you need me, just ring me on the speaker phone."
They adjourn to the office in the back, as Gina carefully shuts the door to ensure their privacy.
"So what is this all about? If it's Gina Jeans..."
"No, no, Lily and I are doing just fine without you at the office."
"Don't you mean Lily, you and Joann?"
"Of course. You know, it's funny, you ruined my daughter's life, her marriage to Ted, yet I've been so busy that I haven't been able to return the favor."
"I did her a favor, Gina. Ted wanted me, Ted loves me- it never would have worked with Lily."
"Yes, well you know what they say, once a cheater, always a cheater...."
"Just what are you implying Gina? Ted would NEVER-"
"Oh I'm not talking about Ted. No, no, Ted's a decent, honorable man....well, he was, until he got involved with you. Something here's sure to regret I'm quite certain."
"I highly doubt that. Ted's, shall we say, quite satisfied with our marriage,"
"I'm sure he is, I'm sure he is. It's you I'm more concered about darling. A nymphomaniac social climbing bitch like yourself never gets complacent for very long. I've learned that in my experience in life. The second Ted's attention isn't all on you, your eyes and mind begin to wander, followed by the rest of your body parts, your lower half for instance..."
"I really don't have the stomach for your games Gina, so why don't you just say whatever it is you came to say."
"Fine- I know that you did the nasty with Warren Lockridge! Saw it all on video- quite the performance, I must say. Paris Hilton, look out! "One Night in Angela" was far hotter..."
Angela is stunned that Lily told Gina and asks her what she's going to do with the information. Before she gets the chance to tell her, Ted comes walking in to the office.
"Ted, what a surprise! How nice to see you here..."
"Oh put a sock in it, Gina- I could hear you two from outside the door. Mind telling me what's going on here? Why are you harassing my wife?"
Gina claims that she's actually not harassing anyone, just talking to Angela about her video. Angela's eyes bulge as she realizes that Gina's about to tell Ted everything. She gets up to stop her, telling her she wants to be alone with her husband.
"Ted has a right to know about it, Angela. After all, he's as much a shareholder as you are. Lily and I are going to be doing a video promo for Gina Jeans and I was here asking Angela for her input, though she doesn't seem to think it's such a good idea, do you Angela?"
"Actually, Gina, if you'd have let me finish, I was going to..."
Angela suddenly turns pale white and has a dizzy spell. She asks them to excuse her and begins running through the hotel lobby.
"What the hell was all that about?" Ted wonders aloud.
"Beats me. She's so on edge, that wife of yours, like there's something bothering her. Something that must have nothing to do with work, as I was only here to give her the courtesy of letting her know about our plans for promoting the line. She is still in charge of it, despite running the hotel for your sister and Joann working on it in her place. Anyway, I best be going, but I'd keep an eye on your wife if I were you, Ted. Something is clearly going on with her- and with her track record, God only knows what that is...."
Gina heads out the lobby of the hotel, smiling as she's obviously rattled them both.
(EXT: London, England)
-Christine serves Edmund, Ashton, and Kelly breakfast in the dining room. Kelly asks if he'll be leaving for Greece today, as Ashton shoots his father a knowing look. Edmund explains that he's actually changed his plans, as he has some things he'll need to work on in the beginning of the week. Ashton informs both of them that he has a full day and perhaps it would be a good time for them to get to know one another.
"That would be just lovely! After all, I think it's about time I got to know more about my beautiful daughter-in-law, though I'm surprised to hear that you have to work on a Saturday."
"Me too! I was hoping to take in some of the sites with my handsome husband."
"I'm sorry darling, but this cannot wait. You'll just have to make due with my father over there..."
"Make due she will, after all, where do you think my son got his elegant charm from. We'll have a lovely time. What would you like to do, Kelly? Have you ever been to the Museum of London? It tells the story of the city from early times to present day. It's a quite fascinating look at our history...."
"That sounds wonderful, and no, in the few times I've been here, I never have gone."
"You really must go, it's quite the experience and educational. Why don't you get dressed and I'll make a call and set up a VIP tour and make lunch reservations for afterwards?"
"Ok, I'll do that. I'm looking forward to spending some time getting to know you, Dr. Lavery."
"Likewise, I'm sure."
Kelly excuses herself and Edmund shoots Ashton a look, asking just what he's up to and why he's insisting they continue staying there, knowing Sophia is just upstairs. Ashton tells him he still has business to conduct and reminds him that Sophia needs to stay put for now, as he has plans of his own for her. Edmund warns him that he better not be planning on letting anyone else seeing her, but Ashton insists that's not the case. He reminds him that he could go up and tell Kelly right now that her mother is in the East Wing, if he doesn't cooperate. Ashton's phone rings and he excuses himself.
Edmund heads upstairs and bumps into Christine. He asks if Sophia is in her quarters and she says that she is. He tells Christine that he's going to be gone for most of the day and to keep an eye on Sophia, which she says she will. He opens the door to Sophia's room.
"Loretta, darling, I'm so sorry...."
"Sorry? For what? Oh, wait, let me guess, we're not leaving for Greece anymore, are we?"
"I'm sorry, darling, but something has come up that cannot wait. I hope you'll understand."
"I guess I'll have to, though I would like to get back into our bedroom. Are the renovations and painting finished yet?"
"Unfortunately, darling, that too is taking more time than expected. But I promise you, as soon as it's all done and I take care of what I need to at work, we're going to take the getaway to Greece."
He walks over and kisses her, though Sophia clearly isn't as into it as she once was. He tells her he must be going- he'll be gone all day but plans on spending the evening with her. He leaves and Sophia waits to make sure the coast is clear before making a dash for her phone and dialing it.
"Marcello? It's Loretta- it looks like we're going to have a little more time.....Edmund's going to be gone all day and I was hoping you could come by..........No, apparently, he's postponed the trip again, for whatever reason, but who knows how long that's going to last. Can you come over right away?..........Alright, I'll be waiting....."
Sophia hangs up the phone and goes back to her bed, anxiously waiting on Marcello to get there.
THE END..............FOR TODAY