After seeing James
and Alex together in the cabana, Brooke left the
Dominican Republic and returned to Los Angeles.
Jordan confronted Alex about her deception.
James's memory returned and realized that
the past few days had been a lie orchestrated by
Alex. Still plagued with headaches, he rushed
back to Los Angeles and tried to convince Brooke
to forgive him. A distraught Brooke pushed
him away and retreated to her apartment. Stormy,
Brett and Miranda tricked Devon by having Leilani
pretend to be a maid from the hotel in Vegas where
Bailey had died. Devon overheard Leilani telling
a lawyer that she saw who pushed Bailey from the
window. James went to his office where Will announced
that he was now owner of Sunset Studios, then pulled
a gun on James and ordered him out.
James stared at the barrel of the gun, sweat pouring down
his face. He refused to be threatened
like that in his own office. And it was his office, no matter what Will
Will asked with a clever smile.
you’ve been beaten,” Will replied. “At
long last the mighty Hollywood mogul is at his knees, begging for mercy.”
shook his head adamantly. “I won’t let
you take my company,” he said. “Not
after everything else you’ve taken from me.”
else have I taken from you?” Will asked.
took my sister,” James replied scornfully.
“You took her soul and killed her.”
rolled his eyes and lowered the gun.
“You know what? I am so sick of
hearing that same story. Georgie got
sick. Your family couldn’t pay for her
to get the help she needed so she died.
I had nothing to do with it.”
left her alone and pr-“ He stopped
himself before he could finish his accusation.
No way was he going to let his emotions betray the memory of his beloved
sister, or his nephew. They were both
gone and now there was no way Will would ever find out the truth. The truth about being Ethan’s father.
right, I left her alone,” Will said.
“And you think that by doing that I’m somehow responsible for her
death? Well you know what? I’m not.
So the way I see it, you had absolutely no justification in wrecking my
career on Broadway. It was
unprovoked. You wanted to blame someone
for Georgie’s death and I was your scapegoat. Well now guess what? It’s my turn. Now it’s your turn to see what it feels like
to lose everything you’ve ever wanted.”
get you for this,” James said, taking another step forward.
raised the gun again just as Alex and Jordan raced into the office, surveying
the room in bated breath. He looked at
them and frowned, wondering what their dramatic entrance was all about.
stop that!” Alex shrieked. “Put down
that gun right now!”
my darling,” Will replied with a smug expression. “I’m just protecting myself. You see, I knew James would fly off the
handle when I told him that I was the new owner of Sunset Studios.”
eyes widened and she clutched her chest in anguish. “You did it,” she mumbled to herself. “You actually did it.”
frowned, looking at Will and then at Alex.
“You knew about this?” he asked in a rage. “You knew about his scheme all along?”
shook her head in despair. “Yes, but
James I tried to stop him. That’s what I
was trying to tell you back on the island.
I tried to-“
led me to believe we were still married,” James said in disbelief. “And then you said you wanted to stay on the island. What was that? Was that your way of keeping me far away
while Will Thomerson stole my company out from under me?”
it wasn’t that at all!” Alex shrieked.
also arranged to have Philip Whitacre come to town,” Will added.
eyes widened and she glared at his ex-wife in disgust. “I don’t believe you,” he began. “You’d stop at nothing to bring me down,
somebody tell me what’s going on?” Jordan insisted, looking around in
confusion. He knew Alex and Will were up
to something but he had no idea it had gone this far. Taking Sunset
Studios from James? It was almost
too good to be true.
stared at Alex with contempt. “So you’ve
been playing both these men against me?” he asked. “My worst enemy and my biggest rival. Were you just waiting to see who could do me
realized what he said was true. She was
using them both to help her get back at him.
But after the days they spent together in the Dominican Republic, that all changed. Revenge was the last thing on her mind. She’d realized her love for him all over
let me explain,” Alex protested, taking a step toward him. “It started out that way, yes. But the things we shared back at that beach
was all a lie!” James yelled angrily.
“You tricked me into thinking we were still married! Believe me, if I hadn’t hit my head in that
crash, I wouldn’t have spent one minute with you on that island!”
words stung and Alex felt her eyes watering.
She stifled the tears, refusing to let herself appear weak in front of
the three powerful men. They’d like
nothing more than for her to break down in tears in front of them. She wasn’t about to give them that
satisfaction. That impressionable 17 year old who came to Hollywood so
long ago was a distant memory.
turned and glared at Will. “I’ll get you
for this,” he said, then turned to Alex and Jordan. “I’ll get you all for this if it’s the last thing I do!”
dashed out of the office, leaving the others behind. Dejected, Alex stared at the door in a
daze. She couldn’t believe her alliances
with Will and Jordan had turned around and slapped
her in the face. Just when she finally
realized what she really wanted, her own manipulations had sabotaged it.
she looked up, she shot a deathly glare at Will and raced toward him, her arms
“You son of a bitch!”
she screamed, wrapping her fingers around his neck and squeezing with all her
struggled to get free of her grasp, his arms flailing. Alex attacked him relentlessly, ignoring Jordan as he
rushed up to stop
her. Amidst the struggle, the gun in
Will’s hand went off and they all stopped, staring at one another with wide
ran through the front doors of the mansion and raced across the foyer to his
study. He poured himself a bourbon and
took a long, hurried drink, breathing heavily between gulps. Quickly, he picked up the decanter again and
refilled his glass. Lifting it to his
lips, he yelled out in anger and threw the glass across the room, sending
shards of glass splintering everywhere.
could this have happened to him? He’d
lost his studio, his wife, and had been betrayed by everyone. What more could go wrong?
he swept his arm across his desk and sent everything crashing to the floor
beside it. He suddenly bent over,
searing pain rushing through his head.
His vision blurred and he grabbed the desk to brace himself. He didn’t understand why the headaches
hadn’t gone away. Before he left the
hospital the doctor said they would subside in time.
able to stand upright, he walked behind his desk and sat down. He couldn’t let a headache stop him. He had too much happening. Too many things were going wrong in his life.
Thomerson stealing his studio wasn’t the worst of it, he decided. The fact that he didn’t have Brooke to lean
on in his time of need was much worse.
The woman he’d been madly in love with for nearly a year. She refused to speak to him because his
ex-wife had manipulated herself into his life again.
dropped the gun and took a step back, his heart pounding inside his chest. He looked across the room at the hole in the
door from where the bullet entered.
Relief washed over him and he quickly moved away from Alex’s grasp.
bastard!” she yelled. “What the hell are
you doing with that gun anyway? You
could have killed us!”
such a drama queen,” Will said, rolling his eyes. He looked at her and smiled
victoriously. “Anyway, the important
thing is we won. We got the ultimate
revenge on James Blackthorne. Think of
it. He’s probably in his old
Hollywood mansion this very minute cursing himself for the
way he tried to ruin us. But we beat
him, Alex. We crushed him with our very
shook her head. “No, you did!” she screamed. “I told you I didn’t think this was a good
took step closer, looking seductively into her eyes. “This isn’t good for our courtship,” he
began. “Why don’t we discuss this over
dinner? I’m still waiting for an answer
to my proposal, remember?”
answer is no way in hell would I marry you,” Alex seethed.
studied her expression and realized she meant business. Perhaps he had misjudged her. He thought she was ready for the big
leagues. He thought she wanted to squash
James Blackthorne like a bug. He
realized now that she was all bark and no bite. An actress through
a shrug, he casually walked out of the office, glaring at Jordan on his way out.
he’d gone, she picked up a crystal paperweight from the desk and threw it
across the room at the wall. “Damn him!”
“Why are you getting so upset?” Jordan asked. “This is James Blackthorne we’re talking
about. There’s certainly no love lost
between the two of you.”
glared at him angrily and brushed past him.
“Well not now. Not after Will
blew everything sky-high. Damnit, I
almost had James back?” Jordan asked, shaking his head with
regret. “My God, how did you get to this
place? How did you get to be so void of
dare you judge me,” she said. “May I
remind you that you no longer have anything to say about what I do and who I do
it with? I broke our engagement, and
as far as I’m concerned, you can go to hell.”
turned to leave and Jordan began to panic. He couldn’t let her walk out like that and
leave their relationship in the dust.
He wanted her too bad. The
months they’d spent together were the most exciting times in his life. She was full of life and energy. He had
to have her. He had to put a stop to
her obsession with her ex-husband.
quickly, he clutched his chest and sunk to his knees, recalling the best performance
of his favorite leading actor’s career.
“Alex, please-“ he began, gasping and forcing the words out in agony.
turned, alarmed by the obvious pain he was in, and rushed to him. “What is it?” she asked breathlessly. “Jordan, what’s wrong?”
panted, clutching his left arm and falling to the floor. “My heart,” he said. “Alex, please. Do something.”
she quickly ran to the phone and called the hospital. Jordan opened one eye and watched her
with a devious look in his eyes.
At the Sunset Strip Motel, Devon opened the door to her room and
walked outside with her suitcase in hand.
She turned to close the door when Brett appeared behind her, placing a
hand on her shoulder and causing her to jump with a start.
you scared me!” she said, speaking just above a whisper and looking around
She shrugged and gripped her bag tightly in her
hand. “Yeah, I was taking off,” she
replied. “I gotta get outta here. The ocean air makes me sick, ya know.”
“Yeah, that might be
a good idea,” Brett replied. “The cops
were just asking me some questions.
They’re looking for you right now.”
of panic coursed through her body as she began fidgeting with her car
keys. “Why would they be looking for
me?” she asked, feigning innocence.
shrugged, enjoying seeing her squirm. “I
guess they talked to that maid from the hotel.
The one who said she saw me leave the room. It turns out she saw you there too. What’s going on, Devon?
You never told me you were there.
Did you see Bailey?”
I can’t talk,” she said. “I’ll see you
pulled her arm and stopped her from walking off. “I waited for you at the club but you didn’t
show,” he said, handing her the duffel bag of money. “I think you should take this, Devon.
If you’re leaving, you’ll need some money.”
looked at him with surprise. “You’re
giving me the money?”
I told you it’s yours,” he replied.
“You’ll need it. It’s going to
cost a lot of money if you plan on hiding from the police.”
Devon sighed with relief, her tense
expression relaxing as she put her arms on his shoulders. “Oh Rick, thank you,” she said. “I knew I could count on you. You know I didn’t mean all that stuff I’ve
been saying about you. I don’t think
you’re a crook.”
nodded, his eyes disarmingy sincere. “It’s okay, really. You can trust me. I’ll help you.”
didn’t mean to kill him,” Devon continued. “After
you left the room, I came out of the closet and we argued. He tried leaving the room to go after
you. We struggled. I thought you were both going to ditch
me. Before I knew it I pushed him
against the window and he lost his balance.
I wasn’t about to be made a fool of, Rick. I just wasn’t. So I pushed him. It all happened so fast, I don’t even
eyes lit up and he smiled. “I know. You were just scared.”
then, Detective Baines stepped out from the motel room next to hers, grabbing
her arms and putting them behind
her back. “Devon Graham, you are under
arrest for the murder of Bailey Freeborn,” he said as he slid the handcuffs
over her wrists. “Anything you say can
and will be used against you in a court of law.”
Devon’s eyes widened as Stormy stepped
out of the room, followed by their attorney, Brandon Marksman. “You set me up,” she said, glaring at
Brett. “You son of a bitch.”
smiled, grabbing the duffel bag from the ground and opening it. He pulled a ball of crumpled tissue paper out
and showed it to Devon.
“And they say you can’t con a con,” he said with a smile as Detective
Baines led Devon off.
bastard!” Devon called as she was forced down
the stairs to the squad car that stood by.
“I’ll get you for this, Rick Shively!”
let out a sigh of relief and turned to Stormy.
“I don’t know how to thank you,” he said.
about it,” Stormy cut him off.
Stormy, if it wasn’t for you I would be going on trial for murder,” Brett
continued. “You had faith in me. I’ll never forget that.”
nodded and pulled him into a friendly embrace, patting him on the back as the
squad car sped out of the parking lot toward the police station.
laid in the emergency room at
Cedars-Sinai, the doctor reviewing results from his EKG. He shrugged and looked at Jordan with a perplexed look on his
in perfect health,” Dr. Farraday said.
Jordan pretended to be shocked by the
news. “You mean I didn’t have a heart
attack?” he asked. “I don’t understand.”
said you’ve been doing some traveling?” Dr. Farraday asked. “Sometimes that can cause our bodies to feel
fatigued. You may not be getting enough
sleep. You may be under a lot of stress. All this can lead up to a panic attack which
may be misconstrued as a heart attack.”
knew full well that there was
nothing wrong with him. His staged
episode had accomplished just what he wanted it to. Alex was out in the waiting room, deeply
concerned for his well-being.
Austen walked into the room and handed the doctor a clipboard with vitals for another
emergency. Jordan gazed across the room at her and
suddenly got an idea. She left and
Heather ran in, her eyes darting around the room in concern for her father.
you for everything, Dr. Farraday,” he said.
“See that the bill goes to my house, will you?”
course, Mr. Rydell. Please try to take
better care of yourself. Do call my
office if you need anything.”
he’d left, Heather ran to Jordan’s side and held his hand, grief
stricken over seeing her father in the emergency room. “Daddy,
are you all right?’ she asked. “Alex
called me at home. She said you had a
smiled and ran his hand down her long, silky brown hair. “I’m fine, Sweetheart,” he said. “It was nothing serious.”
a heart attack is serious business!” she exclaimed. “What did the doctor say?”
said to take it easy,” Jordan replied, trying to appear
tell you why this happened,” Heather began, pointing to the door. “It’s because of her! All this time you’re spending with Alex
Reynolds is causing a strain on your heart!
It’s no wonder you wound up in the hospital!”
Sweetheart, please calm down,” he insisted.
He hated misleading his daughter but he knew he couldn’t tell her that
he was faking. If he did she would tell
Stormy and then he’d tell his mother. It
was a vicious circle. “I’m feeling
fine. I’m getting ready to go home. I just need you to do me one favor first.”
that?” she asked, frustrated that her father didn’t take her seriously. She knew that Alex Reynolds was a bad
influence on him but he refused to listen.
If that woman did one thing to hurt him, she would have to answer to her.
if Winter Austen is still out in the lobby and ask her to come in here,” he
said with a smile. “And tell Alex to
wait just a few minutes, okay?”
frowned. “Why do you want to see
Winter?” she asked. “And Alex has been
out there giving everyone a hard time.
She’s demanding that she get answers but no one will tell her anything because
she’s not a family member.”
handle her in a few minutes. Just please
do your old man this one favor.”
rolled her eyes and slapped her hands to her side. It was useless trying to get through to him
sometimes. She wondered if that was one
of the reasons her mother left them so long ago. “All right,” she said before turning and
leaving the room.
sat up in the bed and turned to
Winter when she opened the door and entered the room.
daughter said you wanted to see me,” she said, folding her arms and looking at
him skeptically. “Is something wrong?”
Austen, I understand you’ve had a rather unfortunate streak of bad luck
lately,” he began. “First your affair with Kenny DeWitt being
exposed, and then losing your new beau, Ethan Blackthorne in that terrible tank
assault in the Dominican Republic.”
She didn’t know Jordan Rydell very well but she knew he had something up
know you must be having a hard time of it,” Jordan continued. “Emotionally and financially speaking. So I thought I would offer you a
proposition. Would you hand me my jacket
picked his blazer up from the chair and handed it to him. He reached into the pocket and removed his
checkbook and a pen.
prepared to offer you five thousand dollars if you do me one tiny favor,” he
said, scribbling out a check.
eyes narrowed on him. “What kind of
favor?” she asked suspiciously.
a nurse,” he said. “You probably have to
speak to patient’s families all the time, don’t you? Well all I’m asking you to do is go out there
and tell Alex Reynolds a little white lie.”
nothing big,” Jordan
replied. “No one will get hurt and your job won’t be
in jeopardy. “
gazed at the check in his hand, practically salivating as he waved it through
the air in front of her.
knocked on her father’s bedroom door and slowly pushed it open, finding him
standing at the window with a bourbon in his hand.
she asked. He turned to her and she
went running up to him, her arms outreached.
“Daddy, I just heard about Jake and the jet crash. Oh God, Daddy, if anything had happened to
fine, Miranda,” he said, hugging her close.
“It was an ordeal but I got through it, just like everything else.”
looked up into his eyes and felt a tear falling down her cheek. “I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you,” she
said. “If I had known-“
you didn’t know,” James interrupted, wiping the tear from her face. “And I’m fine. So no tears, okay?”
nodded and broke away from him. “I just
feel so awful,” she said. “I’ve been
here so wrapped up in my own problems that I think I’ve let you down. I mean, if you only knew what has been going
on, Daddy. This woman from Brett’s past
showed up and accused him of murdering
someone. They arrested him, Daddy.”
eyes shot open with concern. He knew his
daughter had gotten in over her head when she married that man. “What?
Where is he now?”
home now,” Miranda explained. “Stormy
managed to pull a fast one and he got the woman to confess. I’m telling you, my brother is a miracle
worker. I don’t think I give him enough
I’m glad everything worked out okay,” James said with a smile, brushing her
hair behind her ears. “Is everything
else going okay?”
nodded, then paused for a second. “Brandon said something about the
company being in trouble. He said you were
having financial difficulties. Is that
thought about his confrontation with Will earlier that day. He clenched his fists in anger and suddenly
he felt the numbing pain return to his head.
He let out a slight cry and leaned against the wall to keep from falling
Miranda exclaimed, her hand reaching out to him. “Are you okay? What is it?”
silently prayed for the pain to go away.
He couldn’t let his family see him in agony. He’d lost everything else. He refused to lose his pride and dignity
too. He had to put on a brave front for
them. It was all he had left.
fine,” he said, forcing a smile. “Just a
little bit of a headache, that’s all.
It’ll go away.”
looked at him with uncertainty. She’d
never seen him react to a headache that way.
“Are you sure?”
nodded. “Yes. Why don’t you go down and ask Leilani if
dinner is ready. I’ll be down in a few
Miranda said, kissing his cheek before turning and walking out of the bedroom.
she’d gone, James let out a deep breath and closed his eyes. He hoped the headaches went away soon because
he didn’t need something else bringing him down.
ran down the stairs of his house in the Valley with Heather following close
behind. He went into the kitchen and
grabbed a soda out of the refrigerator as his wife stared at him with contempt.
I’m saying is that you could have at least made an attempt to show some concern
for my father,” she said. “He had a
heart attack and you didn’t even bother to show up at the hospital to show your
I’m sorry,” Stormy exclaimed. “I was
kind of in the middle of something with Brett.
I told you I got that woman to confess to that murder. Obviously I would have been at the hospital
followed him down the hall to the living room, slapping her arms to her sides
in distress. “Well that’s just one
example of your insensitivity,” she went on.
“You’re never around anymore, Stormy.
I feel like we never spend any time together. You’re always with Brett or Lauren at the
told you before that I’m only doing what I have to do,” he said adamantly. He was fed up with her constant nagging. It made him treasure his times with Lauren
even more. Just being able to get away
for a while was enough to make it worthwhile.
are you going?” Heather asked as she followed him to the front door.
going to the studio,” he replied, fingering his keys. “You know, that place that I’m always at. “
left and slammed the door behind him, leaving Heather fuming in the hallway.
walked down the staircase and found Brett in the foyer waiting for her. She smiled and put her arms around him
your dad?” he asked.
think he’s okay,” Miranda replied and kissed him warmly. “I think he’s just worn out from everything
that’s happened. My cousin Ethan dying,
the plane crash, and I still think there’s something with his studio that he
isn’t telling me.”
frowned, putting his arm around her and leading her into the dining room.
I’m glad that whole nightmare with Devon is over with,” she
continued. “I feel like it’s been one
thing after another ever since we got married.
I just want to settle down into a normal life with my husband.”
grinned and pulled her into an embrace.
“That sounds wonderful,” he said and then kissed her. “I would settle for some nice normality for a
she agreed. “You know, we’re so lucky
that my brother is on our side. The way
he figured out what Devon
was up to was strictly
genius. I think we owe him a debt of
nodded and grew into a distant daze.
“You’re right,” he said.
“Stormy’s a good guy.”
hugged and Brett continued staring off into a daze, thinking about his
suspicions about Stormy’s relationship with Lauren. He knew there was something going on and it
made him feel threatened and insecure.
Stormy and Lauren laid in each other’s arms on the sofa in his office at Good Times Records. Their naked bodies glided against one another
under a blanket, the moonlight streaming in and casting a gentle glow.
are so fine,” Lauren whispered into his ear.
laughed and kissed her neck. “And you
are an amazing, exciting woman.”
happily, she put her arms around him and pulled him closer. “I can’t tell you how happy I am right now,”
she said. “Being with you is like…I
laughed again. “How poetic.”
playfully hit him and ran her fingers through his jet-black hair. “You know what I mean. I know heaven
sounds corny but it’s hard to put into words.
I mean, have you ever seen someone and knew right away that you had to
he replied, starting at her neck and kissing her all the way down to her naval.
you think there’s no way you’ll ever be able to have them.”
he said again.
deep down you know that you’ll have
them sooner or later,” Lauren continued, then looked into his eyes. “That’s how I feel about you. I knew I wanted you from the first minute I
put his hands alongside her head and kissed her passionately. He climbed on top of her and wrapped his
arms around her tightly. He never
thought he would want someone as much as he wanted Lauren. And
he knew he was hurting people, but somehow it wasn’t as important as how right
it felt being with her.
walked up to Alex in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai, holding a chart to
her chest and taking a deep
Reynolds?” she began. “Mr. Rydell is
getting dressed. The doctor says he can
go home now.”
sighed with relief and clutched her purse to her side. “Well finally I get some answers,” she
said. “He’s all right then?”
paused, thinking back to the deal she’d made with Jordan.
“He had a mild coronary attack,” she began.
gasped, plastering her hands to her mouth.
“Oh my Lord.”
Farraday didn’t see that any permanent damage had been done, but he’s in a very
fragile state,” Winter continued.
do you mean?” Alex asked. She felt
somehow responsible for Jordan’s sudden health issues. She’d been so selfish lately and had
completely disregarded his feelings.
Dragging him off to the Caribbean, breaking their engagement, going on about James and
Will. It’s no wonder he had a heart
Rydell has been under a great amount of stress.
He can’t risk having another shock.”
“Do you mean-“ Alex began,
nodded. “One more upset and he could go
into cardiac arrest again,” she said, trying to convince herself that five grand
was worth lying for. “The next one could
face turned white as a sheet as she watched Winter walk off through the
emergency room. She had no idea that Jordan’s condition was so
delicate. She pushed open the door to
his room and saw him sitting on the bed tying his brown Gucci wing tips.
you okay?” he asked with a smile.
nodded and walked closer to him. The
poor man, she thought. According to the
nurse, one more upset and he could be a dead man. It was awful to think about.
you ready to go?” she asked. “I’ll drive
Jordan smiled and reached into his
blazer, removing the diamond engagement ring she’d given back to him. “First there’s something I want to do,” he
began, holding the ring out to her. “I
know things have been crazy lately, and we haven’t seen eye to eye on much, but
I still think we belong together, Alex.
Please. I’m asking you to be my
stared at the ring, her heart pounding inside her chest. She felt backed into a corner. What if she said no to his proposal and the
upset caused him to have another heart attack? If he died it would be her fault.
pressure was insurmountable. She looked
at him and then back at the ring.
Jordan said, trying to get her
attention. He knew his plan had worked
because she looked torn. Her expression
was unmistakable. “What’s it going to be? Will you marry me?”
finally nodded her head, realizing that she had no choice. “Yes, I will marry you,” she replied.
Brooke laid asleep on her sofa in her apartment. She tossed and turned fitfully, crying out in
her sleep as she dreamed. When she woke
up, she sat up on the sofa with a start, her breath coming out in a loud gasp.
her bearings again, she looked around the dark living room and realized she was
safe at home. In her dream she was
back in the Dominican Republic with Ethan. He
left the hotel just like it
actually happened. This time she
begged him not to go with the two soldiers in the jeep. This time she knew what was going to
happen. As she stood to the side, she
cried after the jeep as it sped off down the road toward the airport. He didn’t hear her begging him not to go,
not to leave her alone.
up on the sofa, she buried her face in her hands. The dreams wouldn’t stop coming. Every time she closed her eyes she thought
about that horrible day when she lost him forever.
that same time in the city of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic, several nuns walked through the
atrium of their mission. A towering
statue of Santa
Maria stood as some kind of watch guard over the shelter, protecting its inhabitants
and offering comfort.
nuns walked to a room filled with cots where the sick and the homeless were
sleeping peacefully in the night. One
of the nuns stopped at a cot in the corner and knelt down to the man resting
fitfully, crying out deliriously in his state of peril.
submerged a cloth into a bowl of cool water and wrung the excess out before
dabbing it on his forehead. “There,
there,” she said soothingly. “It’s going
to be all right. You’re safe. You’re out of danger.”
he cried out in delirium. “Brooke...”
is he saying?” asked another of the nuns as she approached.
shrugged. “He’s crying out for a woman.”
she was someone special to him.”
looked down at him sympathetically, hoping that his fever would break soon so
they could find out where he was from and contact his loved ones. Maybe this Brooke he kept calling out for.
man’s unshaven face glistened with sweat and he had cuts and bruises covering
his body. A dark tan and soiled skin
showed evidence of his long exposure to the beating sun and vast jungles of the
a sliver of moonlight cut through the dimly lit room and revealed the face of
Ethan Blackthorne. He tossed and turned,
crying out for Brooke as the nuns tended to him carefully.
Heather gets her
shot at stardom but Lauren isn't happy. Brooke
gets shocking news that angers Miranda. James realizes the finality
of his business problems. Winter blames Brooke
for everything. A familiar face
returns at an inopportune moment.