Summary of Season 01: Part I of II
(Episodes 1.01 - 1.11)
Preparations for Philippa
Campbell's 50th birthday bash were underway. Her married
Doug White, promised to behave himself; Doug's wife, Nora,
left her bratty teenaged daughter Daphne
at home so she could attend the party with her brother-in-law, Dr.
Greg White. But Daphne had secret party plans of her own.
Meanwhile, Police Sergeant Frank
Gabriel sat at the station alone, feeling guilty over a fight
with his girlfriend, Camilla
O'Brien. Girlfriend troubles also plagued Philippa's son
Campbell. His friends Martina
Rosenoff and Rena
Carlson wouldn't have been surprised that he stressed not
only over the plans for the party--which was taking place at his
restaurant, Boondoggles--but also over the fact that his ex-girlfriend
and employee, the luminous Camilla,
refused to dance with him.
But his stepsister (and his brother's widow) Olivia
Ortiz was more than willing to dance, especially around
the subject of those photos of her late husband Philip
she'd brought to the party. Her admirer, bartender Jonnie
Adair watched all this with great amusement. And a mysterious
motorcycle rider stood poised outside the restaurant as the party
began at last.
arrived at her party, greeting guests Charles
Stanford. She steered them in her
sons direction, ordering Tristan
to shmooze them (since theyre potential voters/supporters
for his campaign to run for state senator). Charles, a newcomer
to SkyFalls and a hospital trustee--was apparently not a fan of
White. Doug noticed Charless disapproving looks as Doug
continued to drink and flirt with the fetching restaurant hostess,
she did not encourage his sloppy attentions. Nora
became more and more mortified.
Greg, smoother than his older brother, flirted and
danced with Martina--much
to the annoyance of Rena
Carlson and the amusement of Renas platonic date Clark
Durand. Clark and Rena did some gossiping, noticing that Nora
was trying to ignore her
husbands roving eyes while the chief of police, Richard
Cahill, paid her some needed attention.
Sgt. Frank Gabriel started to drive home, and though
all his instincts told him to stop by the party to see his girlfriend,
he ended up driving past the restaurant.
Tristan, buoyed perhaps by some wine, followed Camilla
into the kitchen to convince her to give him another chance. Camilla
told him shes happy where she is, but Tristan refused to listen.
He proclaimed his love, but Camilla told him that he doesnt
know anything about love--he doesnt even love himself. Hurt
and furious, Tristan was interrupted from saying anything further
who escorted Camilla out of the kitchen.
Camillas night worsened when Doug cornered her
near the bar. His suggestions and groping hands drove her past the
breaking point, and she flung a drink in his face. Doug was livid
at being embarrassed. The commotion brought the party to a halt,
and Tristan rushed over and jealously blamed Camilla for doing it
on purpose. Unable to take any more, Camilla told her former lover
that she was quitting for good once her shift ended that night.
Nora and Philippa both gave the young woman looks of envy and resentment,
but returned to the party after a while.
The party finally ended. Doug and Nora returned home,
and Nora took her husband to task for his behavior. She left him
alone to take a walk in the cool night air.
Jonnie left the restaurant after offering to stay to
help Camilla clean up, but she wanted to be alone. He later called
someone on a pay phone and said that everything had happened better
than they could have expected. Meanwhile, Olivia Ortiz claimed that
her car wasnt working, and asked a reluctant Tristan to drive
her home. They started to leave, but Tristan returned to the restaurant
to speak with Camilla a final time, leaving Olivia alone in the
On their car ride home, it was obvious to Olivia that
Tristan's goodbye scene with Camilla didnt go
well. Tristan seemed tightly wound, nervous and near a breakdown,
but Olivia didnt care--she still tried to seduce him. He drove
her home and ordered her out of the car. Enraged at his rejection,
she threatened to make Tristan sorry.
Alone in the restaurant, Camilla finished cleaning
up. A noise made her turn around, and she realized someone had entered
the room. A figure in black approached, someone she recognized.
Raising a knife, the person told her that she would pay for embarrassing
me and destroying my life. Camilla tried to talk, then fight,
her way out of it, but the attacker was too strong. When the knife
was lost in the struggle, the assailant found a corkscrew and plunged
it into Camillas throat.
The next morning, a vengeful Olivia
with shocking photographs of his late brother (and her late husband)
she was interrupted by the even more shocking revelation of Camilla's
death. Meanwhile, Frank
had the unpleasant job of investigating his girlfriend's brutal
tried to pretend she didn't care about Doug's
behavior the night of the party, but the gossip surrounding her
might make it impossible.
the new owner of the fiscally troubled town newspaper, looked on
the murder as a godsend, much to the chagrin of his assistant editor,
against her objections, he decided to put out a special
edition of the (usually weekly) paper.
And when Jonnie
was questioned by the police (Detectives Mike
Fiore and Jim
Bonkovich, as well as Frank)
last movements, he recommended that they ask Tristan.
unleashed her anger at Doug
over his behavior at her party; shortly afterward, they were both
questioned by the police. Doug
seemed equally scared by both events.
Durand performed the autopsy on Camilla,
and despite the orders of his superior, he spilled the beans on
the results to Frank.
After a grilling at the police station, Tristan
was surprised by a gaggle of reporters--sicced on him by Jem
Van Doren in an effort to boost interest in the special edition
of The Record. Back at OmniCorp, Tristan's
tense but oddly detached demeanor started to worry Martina,
but he brushed aside her efforts to offer comfort.
A visit to Jonnie's
apartment was on Olivia's
agenda, as was finding out exactly what he told the police about
her. Satisfied that he'd said nothing incriminating, she warned
him not to reveal anything in the future about their apparently
shady past together. Jonnie implied that his continued silence has
a sexual price.
The mysterious motorcycle rider--who had been stationed
outside the restaurant at Philippa's
party--was revealed to be Vanessa
DiCenzo, Olivia's half-sister and Jonnie's lover. She expressed
her dislike of both Olivia and Camilla--but also shock at what happened
to the latter.
Richard Cahill shared his concern about Frank's
involvement in the investigation, due to his relationship with Camilla
and his dislike for Tristan. But with a promise to avoid any appearance
of conflict of interest where Tristan is concerned, Frank was allowed
to remain on board.. Later, by himself, Frank remembered romancing
Camilla, memories spurred on by his finding an important clue to
her murderer's identity...a crucifix he'd given her, ripped from
Cami's neck in apparent anger.
All was not well with the Campbell clan: Philippa's
concern over Tristan's
involvement in the murder investigation fell on deaf--and hungover--ears.
and Philippa clashed over who was the worse wife to her husband,
and Philippa warned Livvy to stay away from her only living son.
Finally, Livvy tried to find out what Tristan had told
the police about her, but instead learned that he'd lied about his
actions the night of the murder--and he asked her to join in
his sin of omission.
stopped by Tristan's house that afternoon, she found it deserted
with the door open. She overheard a phone message from a worker
at Boondoggles, who came up with the idea of having a memorial
service in honor of Camilla.
Stanford, the director of purchasing at C&B Department Store
(and daughter of hospital trustee Charles
Stanford), was unusually interested in the goings-on at the
Schuyler Falls Record--and its new
editor Jeremiah Van Doren, about whom she knows only his name.
Later, she met up with her half-brother Tyler
at the mall, and their reunion was less than happy.
On their way to question Olivia
about her own actions the night of the murder, Mike
went over the results of the autopsy, which indicated that Camilla's
murderer was motivated by fury and vindictiveness--Frank's discovery
the other night of Camilla's gold necklace also led them to rule
out burglary or robbery as a motive.
gave his daughter Daphne
some financial incentive to get out of the house, as he treated
to a romantic evening. Nora tried to take advantage of his
loving behavior to press her case for having another child. Doug's
refusal hit her hard--especially since she's already pregnant.
Worse, the pregnancy is possibly the result of her affair
with police chief Richard
Cahill. Later, when Doug revealed that the reason behind
tonight's passion wasn't his desire for Nora so much as his desire
for an alibi, Nora refused...but then made a bargain: she'd
agree to lie to the police for Doug, if he agrees to allow her to
have a child.
When finally questioned by the police, Olivia
answered questions with more questions and obfuscation. Her
clever doublespeak implicated both Tristan
To her surprise, Frank
suspicions suddenly honed in on her, and he wondered whether her
unsisterly affection for Tristan might have led her to eliminate
reminded each other of promises made...She told him how grateful
she was for his saving her life after "the accident," and for giving
her a future. They made love as Jonnie dreaded the evening ahead.
Determined to crash Camilla's
memorial service, Jem
agreed to let Elaine
cover the story. His griping was interrupted by a mysterious phone
caller who told them to "follow the money...there will be more."
Jem blew it off as a psycho, but Elaine wasn't so sure.
plans to 'service' Nora
(in keeping with their pact) were put on hold when he received another
sexual summons via a phone call. After hearing Doug's excuse--that
he was again being questioned by the police--a suspicious Nora dialed
"*69" to discover the identity of his caller: Olivia.
Distraught, she complained to her best friend Philippa,
whose anger she mistook as compassion. But Philippa has vowed revenge.
At the memorial, Livvy
regarding what he told the cops about her. She warned him that any
allusions to their less-than-legal past would put him in as much
jeopardy as it would her.
speech at the service received mixed reviews from the mourners.
With perfect timing as usual, Olivia
met up with an edgy Tristan and reminded him of the photos she has
Tristan, who blamed her for his brother's suicide, threatened her
if she continued her blackmail plans. But instead of heeding his
word, she reiterated her demands: give up OmniCorp or expect to
see Philip's photos plastered all over the press.
After the service, Jonnie
played bartender at Boondoggles for his
boss, who appeared to be close to a breakdown. Tristan's bitter
rambling only confused Jonnie, who left him alone and presumably
unconscious in a drunken stupor.
Around town: Doug's
lie turned into the truth when Mike
stopped by for further questioning, taking the nervous Doug down
to the station. Even the pills Doug took earlier weren't enough
to calm him down from this surprise....Vanessa
prepared to have a reunion...Nora
took courage in hand and vowed to do whatever necessary for the
welfare of her unborn child.
Stood up by Doug,
left the office in a rage, but not before hearing a strange noise
office. She dismissed memories of her brother-in-law's disturbing
behavior and moved to enter her car. But then, one of her
chickens came home to roost when an aggrieved party decided to strike
a vengeful blow...or two...or three...
arrived at the ER, where, despite being treated by Greg
White, she remained in a coma. While investigating this new
remembered her argument with Jonnie
at the memorial, but Jonnie couldn't be found for questioning; Tristan's
whereabouts were a mystery to the cops as well.
In fact, Jonnie was being interrogated by a furious
His job that evening--to get Tristan drunk at Boondoggles--apparently
backfired. Vanessa told Jonnie that when she arrived at the restaurant,
expecting to find Tristan unconscious and alone, he was no longer
there. Jonnie was surprised and claimed that it wasn't his fault
the plan screwed up--maybe she arrived too late. This sent Vanessa
into another rage, and she fled into the night.
Jonnie followed her to a cottage belonging to another
Brooke, the former head of OmniCorp. Brooke (known as "Fon")
revealed that he's also been helping Vanessa. Their end goal: to
get Bertram re-installed as Omni CEO, with Vanessa returned to her
former position at the company. Bertram was determined that they
will succeed despite the mistakes of the previous evening.
Tristan, meanwhile, woke from a drunken stupor to find
himself somehow back at OmniCorp. With little recollection of the
evening's events, he stayed the rest of the night at his wreck of
an office. Only when he opened his eyes the following morning was
he forced to recognize the dire situation in which he now finds
Frank admitted to Mike
that he may have been too single-minded in seeing Tristan as the
prime suspect. But right when he began to look into other suspects,
and Jonnie, the cops learned that Tristan just reported a burglary
in his office. The missing object: a treasured autographed baseball
bat, which just happens to match the description of the weapon in
Olivia's attack. Is Tristan being framed? Or is something else going
Around town: A sobered-up Tristan visited Olivia
and questioned Rena
carefully about his sister-in-law's chances for recovery; soon after,
he snuck into her office, searching unsuccessfully for something...Chelsea
made life miserable for her workers, but the bad karma came back
to haunt her in her own family life; despite this, she got herself
invited to dinner by her reluctant father...On
a hunch that the past might hold the key to the crimes of the present,
decided to go for the jugular, unearthing all sorts of information
about the Campbell/Ortiz/Brooke families. Elaine
panicked, and seemed to be speaking from experience when she pleaded
with Jem to let the past stay buried--to no avail.
The missing bat was found a half mile from OmniCorp.
Now almost certain that the bat was related to Olivia's attack,
Mike and Frank questioned Tristan and Philippa.
Tristan's lack of concern irked almost everyone, but the real surprise
came from Philippa. She not only freely admitted her own affair
with Doug, she acknowledged that she knew about Olivia's fling with
him as well. Worse--when Frank played "bad cop," he was able to
glean her true feelings regarding Olivia's responsibility for Philip's
The cops were confident that they've found a new prime
suspect for Olivia's assault. But Frank's thoughts were never far
and he happened to notice that Tristan's coat sleeve had deep fingernail
scratches on it...scratches that may have come from Camilla, during
her last, futile struggle to save her life.
and her family welcomed Martina,
into the family Inn to celebrate Chanukah and Christmas Eve.
Rena noticed Elaine's sorrowful gaze, and pressed Clark to reveal
the reason for his mom's sadness. He explained that his sister Beth
has refused to speak with either one of them for years--in particular,
she blames Elaine for getting their violent father arrested. Elaine
sorely misses her younger child.
was also missing a relative--her late father, in whose honor she
celebrated the lighting of the Chanukah candles. She and Clark
had a heated discussion over Tristan
was; she didn't appreciate Clark's cynicism towards politicians
in general, and Tris in particular. Clark insisted he was just trying
to protect both Marty and Rena
from what might be a painful lesson--the danger of trusting someone
like Tristan Campbell.
prepared to spend her Christmas solo as usual, despite her brother
wish that she spend the evening with the Stanfords. She refused
when she realized the invitation wasn't her
father's idea. Her belated efforts to speak with her mother,
a patient at "Greenhaven," were thwarted as well. To make matters
worse, a chance meeting at the supermarket with Greg
White and his snowbunny of the week exacerbated her feelings
was surprised by a mystery Christmas gift, a bible. The gift, which
arrived without a card, left him with mixed feelings--though not
a religious man, he found himself thinking of Camilla's
spiritual presence. His sister Ellie thought it was just the thing
he needed to help him through this dark time of his life. Troubled,
Frank headed over to Mike's
for dinner with his friend and his friend's boisterous family.
spiced up the evening with potpourri and a generous display of skin.
She revealed her concerns over Oliv,ia's
vulnerability to another murder attempt, and made Jonnie promise
to visit the hospital. He was at last convinced that Tristan
was responsible for both Livvy's attack and Camilla's
murder. Talking about her past with Tristan, Vanessa explained that
she only married him to get closer to her father (his stepfather),
who abandoned Vanessa as a child. She also said that Tristan only
married her to make his
mother angry. An argument with Jonnie about Camilla's guilt
regarding Vanessa's car accident nearly made the evening turn sour,
but Vanessa agreed to bury her anger. She and Jonnie spent the rest
of the holiday night making love.
The compassionate Mike
impetuously invited ex-girlfriend Chelsea
over to spend Christmas Eve with him. Vulnerable enough to agree,
Chelsea let down her defenses for the evening. Together, she and
his father led the others in song as Frank's
benefactress--Mike's little sister Julie--revealed that she was
the one to send the bible. Touched, Frank saw this gesture as, somehow,
reaching out to look after him through Julie. This warm feeling
allowed him to join the Fiores and accept the embrace of their friendship.
clashed with both Philippa
and OmniCorp corporate counsel Ronald
Granger, who had their own ideas about taking over Tristan's
legal problems. Able to resolve this problem, she then headed to
the hotel for Tristan's fundraiser gala. But the evening she envisioned
was not to be...
White's New Year was off to a great start when his brother Doug
asked him to enable his drug habit. Later he was forced back down
room when she went into convulsions, nearly dying. After saving
her life a second time, Greg revealed to the police that Olivia
had been poisoned with an overdose of insulin. Frank
questioned the nurses about people seen nearby, but Rena
remained silent, despite having seen Philippa,
outside Livvy's room recently. Aware that she was hiding something,
Greg took her to task for lying. Rena refused to admit that he was,
in fact, able to read her like a book.
At a pleasant lunch together, Chelsea
and her half-brother Jason
spoke about their lives. Jason's shyness wouldn't allow him to reveal
the crush he has on someone; she was much more forthcoming about
her dreams of becoming a photographer for the Schuyler Falls Record.
She explained her plans to shmooze Jeremiah
Van Doren using feminine wiles. Certain of her charms, she looked
forward to attending the Campbell gala with her
father--but his paternal disapproval left her less confident
meanwhile, decided that the mysteries in town were all linked to
Campbell and his political aspirations. Anxious to uncover some
juicy scandal, he armed himself with a tape recorder and joined
the fun at the gala, despite not being an official invitee. Fortunately,
Tristan was furious at seeing him (thanks to the Record's exposé
of his family's secrets), and the argument that ensued was nearly
perfect for Jem's purposes.
Two reluctant witnesses finally came forward to the
police. First, Jennifer--the young Boondoggles waitress--revealed
that on the night Olivia
was attacked in the parking lot, Jennifer overheard Tristan
arguing with some unknown woman, threatening her. Later, a guilt-ridden
was unable to keep silent about the truth, and told Mike
about seeing Philippa,
at the hospital.
This information, coupled with an intriguing forensic
report, sent Mike
rushing over to the fundraiser to make an arrest. Martina's
best-laid plans for the gala crumpled into ashes when she found
the police arresting Tristan
for the attempted murder of Olivia
Granger, the Assistant D.A., told the police that the charges
wouldn't stick. Reluctantly they released Tristan, just as Jonnie
Adair decided at last to come clean about what he saw the night
was attacked at OmniCorp. Tristan noticed Jonnie entering the station,
and wondered just what the hell he was doing there...
swallowed her pride and apologized to Greg
for her harsh reaction to his remarks the other night regarding
her lying to the police about seeing Tris in the vicinity of Olivia's
room prior to the poisoning. Later, she and Martina
celebrated Tristan's release from jail. They discussed Marty's good
fortune of working opposite ADA Granger, as opposed to ADA Eckhert--Martina's
ex-fiancé and the man whose father
is running against Tristan in the senate race. Turning away from
the crime discussion, Rena told Martina about a puzzle regarding
Olivia's strange health problems. She later decided to do some research
on her own.
Things started looking up for the police at last when
Jonnie agreed to testify about Tristan's vow of revenge against
Olivia. Even better--Olivia woke up from her coma. Frank's
questioning made Olivia realize that her fears about Tristan were
indeed justified. She finally admitted to blackmailing him, although
she didn't go into details. Armed with a motive at last, Frank was
able to convince ADA Granger that the evidence was enough to arrest
Tristan again. Frank, Mike
and Ross went to the court to get a warrant, while Chief
Cahill sent Jim
Bonkovich (by car) and Officer Branscomb (by motorcycle) to
make sure Tristan stayed in one place.
But Tristan had other ideas. He showed up at Jonnie's
doorstep, demanding to know what Jonnie told the cops. Drunk and
panicky, he pushed Jonnie too far, and Jonnie gladly told him that
the police knew all about Tristan and Olivia's battles over Philip.
The cops, he added, were almost certainly hunting Tristan down now.
A scary moment occurred when Tristan smelled a familiar perfume
was hiding in the closet during the confrontation), but Jonnie was
able to push Tristan out the door before he discovered his supposedly
Tristan headed straight for Olivia's townhouse. He
made a final, desperate search for the negatives of those incriminating
photographs of his brother, all too aware that if the police got
their hands on them, the secret would be all over Schuyler Falls.
But as with many of his efforts lately, he was unsuccessful. He
returned home and, consumed with fatalism, drowned his sorrows in
alcohol. Just when he was nearly unconscious, his doorbell rang.
And when he staggered over to look out the window, he saw the dreaded
face of Officer Branscomb--the man whom he associates both with
Philip's death and Camilla's (since it was Branscomb who had been
sent to tell Tris about these deaths)...
Mike and Frank, on their way back from the court, overheard
Jim Bonkovich's disturbing call into the station from his post outside
Tristan's. Jim announced that he'd just arrived and Branscomb was
nowhere to be found, despite having strict orders not to approach
Tristan alone without a warrant. The cops raced over to provide
backup, and together, Mike, Frank and Jim stormed inside Tristan's
house. To Frank's horror, he entered the kitchen and found Branscomb's
bloody corpse...and Tristan, kneeling over it, with a dripping knife
still clutched in his hand.
The murder of Officer
Branscomb, and the news that Tristan
was responsible, had great reprecussions for many SkyFalls citizens...
was frightened by Tristan's state when she visited him before going
to court for his arraignment. She and Mike
clashed when Mike told her that it was probably an act in an attempt
to plead insanity. After she left the jail, she sent Dr.
Stanford (with Philippa)
over to check up on her client's health. Charles told the disbelieving
police officers that Tris was in severe shock. Philippa got a shock
of her own when words by Jim
Bonkovich sent her memory reeling into the past, recognizing
the parallels between her late
husband's fate and that of her son.
upset by the news about her friend, found that Greg
was willing to comfort her. However, she wasn't willing to be comforted
by someone she considers a shallow, womanizer. Over lunch with Martina,
she grudgingly acknowledged Greg's skill as a doctor, which she's
noticed more and more during the odd health situation arising with
Livvy's new blood disorder appeared to respond only to a treatment
that can be quite dangerous. Intrigued by the puzzle, Rena began
research on the syndrome, thinking she might be onto an exciting
discovery. But to her dismay, she was faced with the possibility
that Greg might be on the same track.
Hearing about the murder and arrest, Bertram
to tell them the news. Bertram and Vanessa acknowledged that as
horrible as this murder was, it was a godsend for their plan to
recover their places at OmniCorp. Jonnie learned more about Fon's
ideas for the takeover--Bertram will ingratiate himself in town,
proving that he's a far cry from the man Tristan once accused of
stealing company funds. Later, Bertram began to reintroduce himself
to his hometown by bonding with his sister--Nora
Only one person didn't show any interest in the Tristan
Campbell affair: Chelsea
Stanford. Trying to find a shortcut around mundane tasks like
learning a skill and applying for a job, she went to the Record
to learn more about the editor-in-chief.
Using a ruse, she finagled information from a reporter and learned
Jem's favorite after-hours hangouts. But a picture of a person she
assumed was Jem was, in fact, a portrait of his late uncle George,
which gave her a wrong impression of Jem's age and appearance. So,
dolled up in her sexiest clothing, she planned for an evening in
search of a man who actually died last year.
At court, before Judge Agnes Druckman, Martina pleaded
'not guilty' in Tristan's absence. She then tried to convince the
cynical judge to grant bail, but ADA Ross
Granger had plenty of good reasons why the judge should keep
Tristan locked up. And then both attorneys get a rude surprise when
Marty's ex-fiancé Alex
Eckhert, Jr., the senior ADA, entered and announced that he'd
been assigned to take over the case. Martina argued that Alex, as
the son of Tristan's political
rival, shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the courtroom. But
the judge refused to discuss conflict of interest. The day worsened for
Marty when the judge then denied bail, although she did agree to
let Tristan remain in custody of the SFPD until he was well enough
to be transferred to the County Jail.
Alone together, Martina and Alex minced no words. Marty
accused Alex of wanting to eliminate his father's chief competition--and
wanting to get revenge on her for breaking off their engagement.
Alex denied the allegation and told her to get over herself--he
certainly has. He claimed his interest is purely for justice, for
getting a murderer off the streets. Marty refused to believe him,
and wondered later if this wasn't the prosecution's plan to play
havoc with her emotions during the case.
Later, she returned to jail to visit Tristan. He'd
improved somewhat, thanks to some medication, but still barely responded
to her. Only when she told him about the 'not guilty' plea did he
react to her words. She continued to explain that no jury would
believe that he murdered a man in cold blood--she certainly didn't.
But Tristan interrupted her. "I am a murderer," he admitted
in a whisper. "I did it. I killed a man."
The next day, Frank
visited Olivia, trying again to get information about her plot to
blackmail Tristan. She finally revealed that she was using incriminating
photographs in order to gain control of OmniCorp. Frank deduced
that the photos were of Philip,
which she reluctantly acknowledged. She told him he would find them
in her safe deposit box. Finally, Frank asked her--what was in those
photos? What was so damaging? But Olivia would not give him an answer...
spoke with Olivia,
trying to find out more about her blackmail scheme. He was disgusted
at the idea of her threatening to reveal some secret about her own
husband. Furious about his judgmental attitude, she told him
all about Philip's deviant behavior--apparently, the infamous photographs
depict Philip in flagrante delicto with farm animals. She
told Frank that after being rejected by her husband, and then by
she wanted revenge. Frank reluctantly realized he felt sorry
After telling the secret of Philip's illness to Martina,
and telling her that he was convinced he attacked Olivia in a drunken
rage, Tristan replayed the day that Officer
Branscomb was murdered. He remembered drinking himself into
a near-stupor, and then opening the door to find Branscomb. His
mind had filled with the memory of when the officer informed him
about the deaths of Philip and Camilla...as
well as one certain thought: he had to get away from 'them.' The
next thing he knew, he was leaning over the cop's dead body...
was able to convince a stubborn Rena
that the research into Olivia's mysterious health condition would
go a lot faster if she spoke about it with Greg,
who seemed to be doing the same research. Despite her misgivings
about Greg's sexual ethics, Rena broached the subject with the doctor--and
the two agreed to join forces.
all headed to the hospital, so that Vanessa could visit her sister,
and Bertram could meet his sister, Nora,
for a press conference in which they planned to announce a huge
donation from the Brooke family to the hospital.
A mysterious silver-haired man showed up at the hospital,
intimidating young nurse Liscio,
who was surprised to see the man in Schuyler Falls. The stranger
revealed that not only was he there to make sure that Liscio was
"telling the truth"...more importantly, he was back for "what belongs
to me." Later, a silver-haired man dressed as a doctor almost bumped
into Frank as Frank left Olivia's room...and Vanessa, hearing about
"him" from Liscio, was visibly shaken.
television watching was interrupted by an apparently drug-hazed
on his day off...Clark felt bad about his
mom's upcoming birthday, since what Elaine most wants is a visit
from her daughter, Beth.
Rena convinced Clark to give Beth a call, just in case his
sister might change her mind and show up...Jem
told Elaine that he plans to expand the newspaper, adding a second
edition; to further this scheme, he was going to court investors...The
press conference went smoothly for Bertram and Nora, and Bertram's
plans to get back into the town's good graces--and more importantly,
back into OmniCorp--seemed to be working on schedule...
Tristan's revelations only strengthened Martina's conviction
that Tristan was not legally responsible for actions. Later, after
she told Tristan that Olivia was recovering, he realized that his
sister-in-law would certainly identify him as her attacker. Aware
that the State might ask for the death penalty, Tristan said he'd
rather die than live his life in jail. In a vulnerable moment, a
worried Martina nearly broke down in front of Mike
Fiore, asking him to keep Tristan on suicide watch. Mike assured
her he'd do what he could, at least until Tristan was moved to the
Alone in his cell, Tristan had a disturbing dream that
combined his fears of having inherited his father's
mental illness, the terrible losses of Camilla and Philip, and a
haunting memory of his ex-wife, the supposedly dead Vanessa...
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