Port Charles Update Thursday 11/01/01
is sitting with Alison and Jack at the Recovery Room. Jamal figures that if
they work around the clock, they can catch up at the shop. Jack apologizes, but
they aren’t worried about it. Valerie brings the coffee pot, and Jamal tells
her she doesn’t have to wait on them. A woman approaches Valerie, identifying
herself as the attorney for Hope's adoptive parents. Jamal stands to ask if he
can help. Hope’s adoptive parents don’t want her contacting Hope again.
It’s all explained in the papers the attorney gives her. Valerie begins to cry
and Jamal walks away with her. Alison tells Jack that she knows that it's her
judge restates his order to place Daniel in protective custody. Eve gets to
her feet and tells Lucy to get away. Getting closer, Lucy wants
to help. Eve tells Lucy that she’s done enough. As far as Eve is concerned,
all Lucy did was make Eve look like a lunatic that can’t take care of her own
baby. That was not Lucy's intention, but she was trying to explain how worried
Eve has been. Kevin starts to say I told you so, but Lucy advises him that if he
says it, she’ll smack him. Ian and Eve beg the judge to reconsider. Eve has
taken care of him since he took his first breath. The judge apologizes, but he
feels like he has no choice. Eve won’t give Danny up. She will run for the
rest of her life if she has to, she won’t give him up. The judge threatens Eve
with contempt of court charges, but that doesn't phase her. As she tells the
judge that he'll never find Daniel, Livvie enters the room with him and realizes
that she’s made a mistake.
feels terrible about Valerie getting cut off from Hope. Jack tries to tell her
she doesn’t know that she is responsible. Hope is her baby, and now she
can’t see her because of what Alison did. Jack tries to talk her into
staying out of it, but Alison has to try to fix it. She begs him to help
her. Reluctantly, Jack agrees. They leave as Jamal promises to call Dara
for Valerie. Valerie had an agreement with the adopted parents, and she doesn't
understand why they are turning on her now. She followed all their rules.
takes Daniel, and won’t let him go. Livvie asks what happened. Ian begs
the judge to let them try to work it out. First they sling accusations, murders,
vampires, and the judge is convinced this is the only way. Ian defends the fact
that Eve is a wonderful mother. But the judge sees anger and confusion, and he
questions the fit of both parents. He orders psychiatric evaluations for both of
them. Lucy wants to help, but Eve tells her that she's done enough. Lucy tries
to explain, but Eve accuses her of wanting Eve to lose Daniel because she lost
her own baby. Lucy is too shocked to reply and Eve continues to accuse Lucy of
hating the fact that Eve had her baby and she didn’t. That making her lose
Daniel was to get back at her. As Lucy turns away in tears, Kevin finally steps
in and tells both of them that this isn’t the time for this. Ian thinks it’s
Eve’s fault, but Kevin says that it’s not the time to take the moral high
ground. As Ian starts to respond, Livvie stops them. No wonder the judge has
taken Danny away from them. All the judge can see is this hatred. And now Daniel
has lost parents. Lucy sarcastically tells Kevin that she’ll take care of
Livvie because he has to stay with Eve. Kevin is aggravated, but he doesn't
contradict her. Lucy and Livvie leave the room. The judge gives them a few
minutes before Social Services take Daniel. After the judge leaves the
room, Ian and Eve stare at each other.
asks Livvie if she’s okay. They sit together, and Lucy asks why she brought
Danny down to the courthouse. Livvie got a scared feeling that he needed to
be somewhere safe, but she feels guilty. Lucy tries to assure her that it
isn’t her fault. They vanquished Caleb and should be celebrating the fact that
they killed the monster, but they’re turning into monsters themselves and
tearing each other apart. Livvie doesn’t want to think about him, but
Lucy can’t stop thinking about him. She admits to Livvie that she’s been
running around town telling everyone that Caleb is back and evil is running amok
around town. Livvie said that they saw Caleb die, but Lucy reminds Livvie that
Livvie didn’t think he was dead, but Livvie thinks he is now. Lucy thinks
everyone including her, is going crazy. She tells Livvie that she saw Christina,
and before Livvie can say how happy she is for her, Lucy admits that Kevin
pointed out that it was a delusion. Lucy doesn’t believe that. She knows
Christina. She saw her, and then she disappeared again. And all of a sudden the
entire kidnapping came back to her. Then Christian called her, and Lucy swears
to Livvie that she knew her voice. Livvie asks her if she wants some company,
and Lucy reminds her that she’s supposed to be the one consoling. Livvie
decides that they’ll take care of each other. Lucy offers to buy lots of
chocolate ice cream and Livvie accepts. Livvie remembers seeing Lucy and
Christina in park and falters. Lucy’s voice distracts her, and she says
she’s going pack a bag. Quickly, she actually escapes before Lucy can realize
and Jack are back at the adoptive parents home. Alison apologizes to the
adoptive parents for causing trouble. Jack tries to reason with them, and Alison
begs them to not take out what she did on Valerie. All she wanted to know was if
Jamal was the father. But if Hope was premature, he isn't, and that's all she
wanted. The adoptive parents assure Alison and Jack that they'd been thinking of
this for a while. Hope enters the room as they talk. They thought the idea of
Valerie being a part of it was bad from the beginning and was going to confuse
Hope. Alison doesn't understand how that can confuse Hope. The parents ask
them to leave. Jack asks them to work something out, but the father refuses
and threatens them with the police if they come back. Hope calls her adoptive
mother mommy as they leave.
Alison and Jack stare at each other while the adoptive father watches them
through the window.
judge comes back and tells them that time is up. Eve begins to cry and gets
hysterical. The judge tells her to get help. Ian is angry, and he asks the judge
what he expects them to do. The judge expects them to act like responsible
adults. Eve tries to tell Social Services about Danny being
fussy. Tearfully, she explains that they have to hold his bottle at certain
angle. And if his monitor goes off, he has to be comforted. Social Services
promises to remember all that. Eve pulls out his favorite toy and says he
can’t sleep without it. Responding to Eve's hysteria, Ian moves to her and
touches her arms. He promises her that they’ll bring him home soon.
Social Services takes the baby from them. Kevin watches while Eve cries as they
take Danny from room. Turning from Ian, she runs to Kevin and they hug.
puts on her coat and tells Jack that she didn’t take Jack’s advice. When
Jack tries to tell her that she had to know if Jamal was the father, Alison
know, but she took it way too far. Jack thinks they hustled them out of there,
like they were maybe hiding something. Alison begins to think about it, but
Jack decides that they need to quit while they’re behind. They hug, and Jack
spots the father watching them.
adoptive mother asks her husband what they're going to do now. His answer is to
go on with life and go on with raising their daughter. They hold Hope and vow to
not lose her. Hope has a birthmark behind her ear.
has the same birthmark behind his ear. He goes back to Valerie explains that
Dara said there's nothing she can do. He’s sorry. But it was Valerie’s
choice to give her up. There’s nothing legal between her and the parents, but
Valerie wanted to watch her grow up. It sinks in to Valerie that she’ll never
see her baby again, and Jamal hugs her.
is holding Eve in hallway. Eve is afraid that she’ll never get Daniel back.
Kevin tells her to not say that, and promises to help her. Everyday Daniel
changes, and she’s going to miss it. She sobs and Kevin holds her. Standing,
she wonders what’s going to happen when Danny cries and she’s not there. Her
fear is that he won’t know that she didn’t give him away. Kevin is gong to
talk to court psychiatrist and try to help. Eve sobs that it hurts so much she
can’t breathe. She begs Kevin to help her get Danny back. He promises to help
and they hold each other again.
is looking at picture of Christian as she sits alone in her living room. The
doorbell rings, and Lucy answers door to find Ian. He doesn’t want to go to
hotel. She says he can stay with her.
is packing a bag at the lighthouse. Seeing a red sweater in the dresser, she
remembers being in the park. She remembers seeing Lucy chase Christina. She
doesn’t want to believe it, but she realizes that she’s been helping Caleb.
screams at Kevin that everything is his fault.
asks his boss to show him what’s holding him back and a white light appears