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  • Season 1
    • Episode 001
      Episode 001
      Episode 1
      1/6/97
      9.3
      On her wedding day, Meg Cummings finds out that her fiancée Tim Truman had an affair with her best friend. She takes the car and runs away from her wedding, leaving Ludlow, Kansas. Her new destination is Sunset Beach, a town on the coast. Now she wants to find a man with who she has been e-mailing. Her first stop is at Elaine's Waffle Shop. There Elaine tells her the legend of Sunset Beach. If you meet someone on a beach exactly at time when the sun goes down and the moon shines bright. Meg goes to the beach, and at the same time there was Ben. A young homeless girl Tiffany spent the nights on the beach. A young man named Mark showed Tiffany an abandoned house, where she can stay hidden from hooligans and police. Meg tries to catch Tiffany, who decided to steal Meg's bag. She haunts her to the pier and falls down from the pier into the ocean.moreless
    • Episode 002
      Episode 002
      Episode 2
      1/7/97
      8.5
      After falling down into the ocean, Meg has been rescued by a young lifeguard Casey. He drives her to the hospital where he meets a young and pretty female doctor Rae Chang. They have a quarrel, but there was nothing but sympathy between them. After stealing Meg's backpack, Tiffany looks into it. There she finds all e-mails that Meg received from SB and sent to him. Meg encounters Ben at his internet cafe, where she tries to find SB. She receives a message from SB, he asks her not to come to Sunset Beach. Ricardo gets promoted into a detective. Paula is not too much happy about Ricardo's promotion. Ricardo and Paula have a hard talk about her pregnancy. But there were no reasons to worry about. Ben keeps on having flashbacks about his dead wife Maria. Annie needs to find the money to buy a boat. Meg calls her mother. She says that she is still looking for SB. Meg notices something about Casey that makes her think he's SB. Annie's father Del suddenly appears at her apartment. He finds out that she gave up college and spent all his money. A few unknown men attack Annie in her car.moreless
    • Episode 003
      Episode 003
      Episode 3
      1/8/97
      9.3
      Meg tells Casey that she has no money, so Casey lets her stay in his apartment. Meg calls her mother. Tim hears it and finds out that Meg is in Sunset Beach. Mark and Tiffany discuss that Meg and Ben don't know each other in a real life. They didn't exchange photos and don't know their real names. So Tiffany decides to earn some money on this. A few unknown men attack Annie. She calls for help and Eddie arrives to help her. But she learns that the unknowns were sent by her father to withdraw the car. Ben sees all of this. Later, Annie comes to Ben and complains about her father's intentions toward her. She tries to kiss Ben, but he isn't in the mood. Annie tells Ben that she wants her father dead. After that Ben has flashbacks about his dead wife. Casey goes to a snack bar for a supper for him and Meg. He meets doctor Rae Chang there again. Mark mixes up their orders and Rae goes to Casey's apartment to return her one. Meg opens the door when Rae calls. Rae is upset, but she just leaves. Annie comes back to her apartment and in her jacuzzi. Eddie comes to her. She sees Ben looks through the window and invites Eddie to make love. She asks Eddie about the feeling when you are going to kill someone. Tiffany gets into Ben's apartment. She tries to find money or values. Suddenly Ben returns. While leaving his house, Tiffany looses printed e-mails that Meg received from SB and sent to SB. Ben finds sheets on a floor, so he knows his internet vis-a-vis is in Sunset Beach.moreless
    • Episode 004
      Episode 004
      Episode 4
      1/9/97
      9.2
      Gregory and Olivia realize that Annie has a gun, and they inform Del about it. Del asks his mistress, Olivia, to runaway with him, but she doesn't know what to tell him. He threatens to reveal their affair to Gregory. Casey and Rae accidentally buy a house together. Bette helps Annie get some money from her bank account. Meg and Tiffany share a talk in the boutique. Michael saves Vanessa Hart, a young newspaper reporter from a car that almost ran over her. Vanessa thinks it's not just coincidence. Meg comes to party. She wants to spend time with Casey. Casey and Rae try to discuss what to do with their house. Ben meets Meg on the party and offers her a job. She accepts it. Tiffany comes to party to seduce Ben, but Annie ruins her plan by a little drunken brawl. Tim leaves Kansas and arrives to Sunset Beach.moreless
    • Episode 005
      Episode 005
      Episode 5
      1/10/97
      9.9
      Olivia promises to run away with Del. Ricardo suggests Paula should move in with him. Vanessa wants Ricardo to investigate the apartment break-in, but there isn't enough case to begin with. Meg, Michael and Mark want to rent a room at Casey and Rae's house. Casey and Rae kiss. Meg meets Ben on the beach. Ben is still having flashbacks about his dead wife. Tim tries to convince Meg that his relationship with Connie is over, but Meg refuses to listen to his excuses. Annie and Del fight, and Annie comments on wanting to kill him. Tiffany tries to seduce Ben and when he refuses, she suffers a small accident. A strange woman arrives at Del's hotel room, opens the door and shoots him. Sean hears the gunshot and opens the door, seeing a woman in a black robe leaving Del's room.moreless
    • Episode 006
      Episode 006
      Episode 6
      1/13/97
      9.5
      Annie arrives at the hospital very upset. Del dies. Bette finds Del's wallet in Annie's purse. Paula moves in to Ricardo's apartment. After he comes home, he tells her that he was only joking about it. Bette calls Annie's mother Madeleine but she doesn't answer. She leaves a message on her answer machine telling her that Del died. Mark warns Tiffany to stay away from Ben, but she won't listen. After Ben finds Tiffany, she bashes him in the head with a vase.moreless
    • Episode 007
      Episode 007
      Episode 7
      1/14/97
      8.9
      Eddie tells Ricardo that he thinks Annie murdered Del. On the tape, Annie tells Del that she wants to kill him. Eddie thinks it's enough proof, but Ricardo doesn't agree. Gregory finds Olivia drunk and asks her if she had an affair with Del. Paula wants to break up with Ricardo. Annie goes to Ben's and begs him for an alibi. Reluctantly, he agrees. Ben wants Gregory to help Annie, but Ricardo shows up and takes Annie to the police station for questioning. Ricardo tells Gregory that they found Olivia's hair on Del's pillow. Olivia pulls a gun out of her drawer.moreless
    • Episode 008
      Episode 008
      Episode 8
      1/15/97
      8.0
      After a strange man attacks Vanessa again, she moves in with Michel in Surf Central. Gregory questions Olivia about the hair found on Del's bed. She confesses being with him on the night that he was murdered. Casey leaves a white rose at the table for Rae. Meg accidentally finds it and thinks that the rose is for her, because SB knows that she loves white roses. Ricardo questions Bette about Annie's alibi. Bette covers for her telling him that she and Annie were watching a video the entire night. Later, she takes Del's wallet and burns it in the fireplace. Tiffany buys a miniature boat and leaves it in Ben's house. Olivia goes to the pier and takes up a gun. Eddie sees her and takes some pictures of her. Now he has a new suspect.moreless
    • Episode 009
      Episode 009
      Episode 9
      1/16/97
      9.9
      Meg decides to bake some strawberry muffins for Casey because she knows that SB likes them. At the hospital, Rae discovers that Casey had an allergic reaction to strawberries. Meg is confused about it, and then later questions Casey about it. Del leaves all his inheritance to Olivia. Annie accuses Olivia for murdering her father. Annie takes the urn with her fathers ashes and flushes it down the toilet. Ricardo tells Sean that he knows that he is lying about the identity of the woman that he saw leaving Del's hotel room on the night that he was killed.moreless
    • Episode 010
      Episode 010
      Episode 10
      1/17/97
      9.5
      Ricardo finds Del's driving license in Annie's fireplace. Annie escapes from the bathroom window. Meg is disappointed to realize that Casey isn't SB. She thinks about leaving Sunset Beach and going back to Kansas, but Casey begs her to stay. Gregory finds out that Sean is expelled from school. Ben is on the pier when Annie shows up. She tells him that she needs some help. She takes a gun and threatens to shoot him unless he listens to her.moreless
    • Episode 011
      Episode 011
      Episode 11
      1/21/97
      9.9
      Ricardo and Paula beg Annie to give them the gun, but Annie doesn't follow their orders. She tells them that she wants a helicopter to fly away with Ben. LAPD team shows up and tries to take the gun away from Annie. She accidentally shoots Ben, but doesn't hurt him. Meg waits for SB at the pier. Over there, she sees a man with dark hair, so she asks him if he is SB. Annie goes to jail. Rae's parents show up in Surf Central. Rae lies to her parents by telling them that Casey is her husband. Meg leaves the pier after realizing that SB won't show up. Eddie has been removed from the case after Ricardo finds out that he sent the LAPD team.moreless
    • Episode 012
      Episode 012
      Episode 12
      1/22/97
      9.3
      Rae explains to Casey why she told her parents that he is her husband. Her parents always thought that the perfect man for her is Wei-Lee, but Rae doesn't want to marry him. Tiffany writes an e-mail to Meg pretending that she is SB and telling her that they will never meet. Later, Ben sends an e-mail to Dorothy (Meg), but his e-mail returns back. Rae's father begins questioning Casey. A man comes to Elaine's Waffle Shop asking for Vanessa.moreless
    • Episode 013
      Episode 013
      Episode 13
      1/23/97
      9.8
      Sean talks with Olivia and tells her that he saw her with the black coat the night Del was killed. She tells him to not tell anyone about it. Eddie calls Olivia and tells her that he has her pictures when she was at pier dropping a gun into the water. He tells her that he wants money, or he will give the pictures to Ricardo. Paula and Ricardo take Sean to the station to ID the suspect from a line-up. Two thugs threaten to kill Vanessa, but Michael rescues her in time. At the station, Paula sees Ricardo hugging his old girlfriend Amy. She gets jealous and tells Ricardo that she is going out to dinner with Eddie.moreless
    • Episode 014
      Episode 014
      Episode 14
      1/24/97
      9.8
      Olivia tells Sean to incriminate Annie. Sean tells Ricardo that Annie murdered Del. Later, Annie takes a polygraph test so she would prove her innocence. But as the test passes, it all looks like Annie will fail on it. Ricardo gives Paula a ring, but she gets angry after she finds out that his ex-girlfriend picked it. A strange man bursts into Michael's room. Jaleen runs to him and calls him Uncle Clyde. He tries to kidnap her by setting a gun on Casey's head. Michael breaks a bottle over Clyde's head. They take Clyde to Michael's garage and tie him up with a tape.moreless
    • Episode 015
      Episode 015
      Episode 15
      1/27/97
      9.4
      Casey and Michel lock Clyde in the bathroom. Rae gives Clyde a drug which one gives Clyde a temporary amnesia. Bette comes to the police station and gives Annie a disguise, so Annie looks like Bette. Annie tries to get out with Bette's help, but she's taken back to jail after they discover her. Eddie visits Annie in her cell and she tries to seduce him. Meg talks about SB with Ben, but she does not know that he is already sleeping.moreless
    • Episode 016
      Episode 016
      Episode 16
      1/28/97
      9.7
      Eddie wakes up in Annie's cell hand-cuffed to the cot. Annie sets him free and tells him that they could be a mutual benefit to each other in the future days. Later, Eddie keeps on pressuring Olivia with new demands. Al Kennedy, one of Bette's ex-husbands, shows up at Sunset Beach and tells to his clients that the case is pretty weak. Olivia goes on questioning with Ricardo. She tells him that he and Gregory were dining with Congressman Belarus on the night Del was murdered. Cole shows Caitlin the secret cavern on the beach. Olivia finds out that Gregory hired Eddie to follow her everywhere. Meg uncovers strong evidence that could help Annie get out of prison.moreless
    • Episode 017
      Episode 017
      Episode 17
      1/29/97
      9.7
      Meg and Ben do their best to help Annie get out of prison by going to a travel agency. Ben discovers that Del and Olivia were supposed to leave Sunset Beach on the day when Del was murdered. Eddie does his best to ensure that Annie doesn't leave alive. On the way to country jail, a driver doesn't listen to Ricardo's demands through the radio, and tries to rape Annie. Later, after being rescued, Annie is returned back to the old cell. Casey tells to Rae's father that he is studying law over the Internet. Ben thinks that Gregory killed Del.moreless
    • Episode 018
      Episode 018
      Episode 18
      1/30/97
      9.0
      Gregory gives Sean a sports car. Although Gregory is convinced that this could bring their bond back, Sean doesn't want to have anything to do with his father. Ben gives Sean a job at Java Web. Bette and Al Kennedy have too much fun in the hot tub, which results with Al's accidental death. Vanessa starts investigating Michael's past. Michael meets an old friend, but doesn't know that he's connected to Clyde. Ricardo and Ben almost get into a fight, but in order to stay on the Douglas case, Ricardo decides not to pursue the fight. However, Chief Harris pulls him off the case.moreless
    • Episode 019
      Episode 019
      Episode 19
      1/31/97
      9.8
      Gregory is becoming jealous over Caitlin's relationship with Cole St. John. Elaine meets Cole and is shocked to realize the similarity between Cole and Armando Deschanel. Ben hits Eddie just so that he would end in the same prison cell with Annie. Annie pursues a plan of her own--they find her unconscious when she tries to hang herself.moreless
    • Episode 020
      Episode 020
      Episode 20
      2/3/97
      9.8
      Annie is still alive, much to Eddie's surprise. He informs Paula and Ricardo that Annie tried to kill herself, and interrupts them in the middle of a serious relationship-talk. When Rae starts talking about some hospital work she needs to do on Annie, Annie awakes and it turns out she was just faking it. Sean thinks his mother is Del Douglas's killer and he confronts her, but Gregory sends him away and has a little talk with his wife. They end up making love, which leaves Olivia convinced that Gregory no longer suspects her as Del's murderer. Annie tries to escape again. She overhears Ben and Meg talking about their relationship. Eddie attacks Annie with a knife.moreless
    • Episode 021
      Episode 021
      Episode 21
      2/4/97
      9.1
      Ben and Meg help Annie escape while Eddie rushes out to investigate the alarm that Ben set to make a diversion. Eddie goes to Ricardo and tells him they've been tricked and now Annie has escaped. Casey and Rae are too shy to tell anything to each other after Michael & Vanessa try to put them together. Mark wants to get closer to Tiffany but he is interrupted by Sean. After few drinks, Mark and Sean start fighting and Mark pushes Sean, who hits his head on Ben's fireplace. Annie is crawling through the ventilations, while Ricardo arrests Meg & Ben for helping Annie escape. Annie goes out through the window and is afraid because she needs to watch out to not fall down from the top of the hospital. Her nightgown gets caught on a pipe and while trying to free herself, Annie loses control and falls off screaming.moreless
    • Episode 022
      Episode 022
      Episode 22
      2/5/97
      9.0
      Meg and Ben are arrested for helping Annie escape, but Ricardo has to let them go because he has no proof. When Sean is taken to the hospital for his head injury, Gregory accuses him of trying to embarrass him. Michael calls a buddy, JoJo, to help him find a safe place for Jaleen and LaShawnda to hide, not knowing that JoJo is Jamahl Muhammad, the very man that LaShawnda wants to hide from. Annie is nearly caught by Eddie, but she gasses him and escapes. Ben mentions Maria to Meg for the first time when Annie leaves a coded message that she'll meet him in the weight room at the gym where she and Maria used to work out. Ben and Meg send Casey as a decoy to lure the police away. After the police are gone, Ben leaves for the gym to meet Annie. Annie gets out of the hospital by hiding in Al's coffin.moreless
    • Episode 023
      Episode 023
      Episode 23
      2/6/97
      9.5
      Annie tries to escape. Ricardo questions Olivia about the night of Del's murder and she finds herself confused by all the questions. Meg tells Ben she wants to help Annie. Gregory gives Tim a job -- as Olivia's chauffeur, after Olivia loses her driving license by being caught drinking. Jaleen recognizes Michael's friend Jo-Jo as her daddy. Annie, who is still in the coffin, believes to be transferred to New Orleans, but she doesn't know that the coffin has instead been shipped to the crematorium.moreless
    • Episode 024
      Episode 024
      Episode 24
      2/7/97
      9.5
      Ben and Meg help Annie by distracting Ricardo to a wrong clue. Bette is on the memorial service for Al, and she has no idea that Annie is trapped inside Al's coffin. At home, Meg comforts Bette. Bette tells her that Al's widow wouldn't pay for the funeral, so the coffin is going to the crematorium. Gregory catches Caitlin and Cole at Elaine's Waffle Shop, and Caitlin tells him that she wants him to leave them alone. Bette tells Olivia that they have a big problem coming. Ben returns to the center and finds Al's body sitting in the memorial service, so he finally realizes that Annie must be in the coffin. Ben realizes that the coffin isn't on the way to New Orleans, but to the crematorium. Meanwhile, Annie believes that her coffin is being sent to New Orleans. Little does she know that the coffin is being inserted into the crematorium place.moreless
    • Episode 025
      Episode 025
      Episode 25
      2/10/97
      9.9
      Olivia and Bette are shocked to find out that their secret from years behind might be revealed, but they both vow not to say anything to Elaine. Meg tells Ben that Al's coffin is in the crematorium. After seeing Ricardo, Meg decides to tell him the truth. Gregory lies to Caitlin about trying to cope with the fact that she has a boyfriend. He continues trying to manipulate her life. Elaine shares her beliefs with Olivia and Bette - she is convinced that Armando Deschanel's son is in the town. Ben, Ricardo, Paula and Meg are shocked to find out that Annie's coffin is no longer in one piece. Ben hears Annie's screams in his head.moreless
    • Episode 026
      Episode 026
      Episode 26
      2/11/97
      9.6
      Meg finds out that Ben is a widower. Vanessa begs Rae to help her hide from Michael over the latest development with JoJo. Ricardo feels guilt over Annie's death, so he decides to resign his job as a detective. Paula arrives to console him. Ben tries to drown himself into the ocean because of Annie's death and everything that's been bothering him, but Meg stops him before it's too late. JoJo is revealed to be working for Gregory. Bette has a breakdown after learning about Annie's death. The police closes the investigation of Del's murder assuming that Annie is the killer.moreless
    • Episode 027
      Episode 027
      Episode 27
      2/12/97
      9.5
      Casey's curiosity, and jealousy, is piqued when Rae questions him about Michael's past. Rae advises Vanessa to continue to trust Michael. Vanessa accuses Michael of colluding with JoJo to set her up, because JoJo is actually Jamahl Muhammad. Casey accuses Rae of having an interest in Michael. Rae tells him that there never was anything between her and Casey, and there never will be. Michael insists that JoJo isn't the man who has been trying to kill Vanessa and says that it will be a pleasure proving her wrong. Sean, overcome by guilt at reports of Annie's death, picks a fight with Mark. Later, he goes to the police to make a new statement. In Ricardo's absence, Sean tells Eddie that he didn't see Annie at all, but that he doesn't know the woman he did see, who calls Gregory about it. Gregory tells Eddie to "lose" Sean's statement, but Eddie says that he's in charge of the investigation now and cannot afford to lose the statement. Sean tells Tiffany that he saw Olivia leave Del's room the night he was murdered. Ben begins talk to Meg about his wife.moreless
    • Episode 028
      Episode 028
      Episode 28
      2/13/97
      9.8
      Annie watches her own memorial service, and is touched by Ben's speech. Gregory finds out that Cole is a jewel thief and he forbids Caitlin to see him again. Olivia, who believes that Annie stole the Deschanel jewels from Del, tells Bette to return them to Olivia. Bette and Olivia search Annie's house for the jewels, to no avail.moreless
    • Episode 029
      Episode 029
      Episode 29
      2/14/97
      9.5
      Annie comes to Ben's house in disguise and reveals herself as alive. Annie explains that a worker at the crematorium rescued her and she bribed the worker to keep quiet. Ben wants to use her "death" as a way to catch Del's real murderer. Mark reveals to Meg that Ben is actually "SB," and she goes to Ben's place to reveal her true identity, but she comes upon a woman in his shower. Ricardo proposes to Paula. Caitlin is overjoyed when Cole takes her to a cave that is prepared for a romantic dinner. Cole won't allow himself to get romantically entangled and instead tries to focus on the reason why he came to town.moreless
    • Episode 030
      Episode 030
      Episode 30
      2/17/97
      9.0
      Gregory explains to Tim that his duties as a chauffeur will be expanded, as he'll use him for more jobs. Annie intentionally misleads Meg before she can confront Ben about being her Internet chatter SB. Ricardo finally proposes Paula, and she says "yes", much to Eddie's surprise.
    • Episode 031
      Episode 031
      Episode 31
      2/18/97
      9.5
      Mark emcees the Valentine's Day costume dance at the Deep, where several near-couples can't seem to connect. Ben makes a decision about helping Annie: he will help her to get out of the country before anyone discovers that she is still alive and get her to prison. Cole tells Caitlin that he doesn't want to be her first lover.moreless
    • Episode 032
      Episode 032
      Episode 32
      2/19/97
      9.5
      For the Richard's family lunch, Caitlin and Sean bring their own guests; but, Cole doesn't seem to appear. Sean brings Tiffany who is in improper clothes and smeary make-up. Gregory intentionally insults her by telling that she looks like a slut. She runs away home and goes back to the abandoned daycare center. Sean follows her. Jaleen disappears mysteriously.moreless
    • Episode 033
      Episode 033
      Episode 33
      2/20/97
      9.6
      Meg sends an e-mail to SB revealing her identity as Dorothy. At Ben's place, Annie opens Ben's laptop when the modem wires. Paula notices that Ricardo is spending a lot of time on the Douglas murder case, so he is not paying too much attention to her. They divide their duties: Paula will go for a window-shopping for wedding rings and Ricardo goes to Java Web to look over possible wedding sites. In the meantime, Eddie goes through Del Douglas's briefcase and takes a diamond brooch heading to get the diamond appraised.moreless
    • Episode 034
      Episode 034
      Episode 34
      2/21/97
      9.6
      Caitlin decides to separate from Cole after she finds out that some Contessa made a suicide because of some "gigolo". Gregory announces to Olivia that his only intention is to protect his daughter. Cole informs Caitlin that he is in love with a sophisticated woman in London. Caitlin is disappointed and after she runs out of her house, Tim persuades Caitlin to let him take her home. Later, at the same cave, a drunk Olivia turns up and wishes for "some of that Deschanel magic" as Cole enters the cave behind her. Ricardo still wants to elope with Paula, so he keeps on pressing her. Eddie does his best to make his new plan even more better. He goes to Ricardo's house when he's not there and kidnaps Paula. Meg talks to confused Ben about his deception. Ben realizes that Annie lied to Meg about the nature of their relationship. Meg tells Annie that Ben probably does not wants to be more than friend with Annie because he cannot trust her. Ben agrees with her. Ben tells Annie that he and Meg will do their best to prove her innocence. Annie has some disturbing flashback of a woman's hands, covered with blood... panicked, Annie envisions more... the woman in her vision was wearing a black cape-like coat... and the woman wiped off the blood off her hands onto the front of the coat.moreless
    • Episode 035
      Episode 035
      Episode 35
      2/24/97
      9.5
      Cole and a drunk Olivia talk in the cave, and he suggests she should stop drinking as a way to deal with her life problems. They leave to a seedy motel, where they continue talking about life. Cole spots Olivia's necklace and then proceeds to have sex with her. Caitlin tries to have sex with Tim, but he refuses to do so, and then later changes his mind, but then Caitlin refuses. Meg explains to Mark about Ben actually being SB, and she says she'll keep it a secret. Meg and Ben pretend to be lovers, to cover for Annie, whom Gregory almost spotted at Ben's place. Eddie kidnaps Paula and she struggles to let herself free, but she can't. She doesn't know who kidnapped her. Ricardo is tempted to sleep with Gabi and she starts to undress him, but he eventually changes his mind and goes to find Paula. Eddie takes a gun, points it at Paula, and shoots.moreless
    • Episode 036
      Episode 036
      Episode 36
      2/25/97
      9.0
      Ricardo fights with Elaine. Tim informs Gregory about Olivia's disappearance. Caitlin apologizes to Tim about her behavior in the limo. Cole steals the necklace from Olivia. Annie dreams about bloody hands again. Ben tells her that her nightmares will probably stop when the real murderer is revealed. Meg realizes that Annie thinks about Meg as her competition. Ben and Meg continue faking a relationship to fool Gregory. Cole wants to know more about the Deschanel legend. Caitlin and Olivia discuss about Cole's other woman. Caitlin runs into Cole and refuses to talk to him. Paula demands the kidnapper to release her. Eddie kisses her roughly. He then wonders if Paula might have recognized him. Ricardo almost catches Eddie in his apartment. He finds Paula's necklace on the floor, and then hears a train whistle on the tape he received. Paula panics when Eddie starts to rip her shit apart.moreless
    • Episode 037
      Episode 037
      Episode 37
      2/26/97
      9.7
      Rae and Casey are excited to do the finishing touches on renewing their house. Vanessa is finally ready to publish her story, but she shares her fears about it with Michael. Michael warns Casey to fight for Rae. Later, Michael is about to leave town when he runs into Jo-Jo, with a gun. Ricardo realizes that the tape from the kidnapper was fixed. He then goes to the SBPD and asks Chief Harris for his job back, and she accepts his request. She immediately jumps to the task of finding Paula's kidnapper. Eddie fakes being concerned, and then concentrates on finding someone that could pose as Paula's kidnapper. He sends a videotape of Paula to Ricardo. Ricardo informs Elaine about Paula getting kidnapped.moreless
    • Episode 038
      Episode 038
      Episode 38
      2/27/97
      9.6
      A mysterious man approaches Paula and takes off her blindfold. Eddie and Ricardo continue working on the kidnapping case. Eddie returns to his warehouse, where he greets Ralph Myers. Vanessa enters a trap prepared by Jo-Jo, but Michael and Gregory's agent are able to save the day. Meg and Ben pretend to be together to blow off Gregory's alibi. Olivia catches Cole snooping around her jewelry. Paula tries to escape, but is captured by Ralph. Ricardo realizes that Ralph could be Paula's kidnapper. Annie continues having mysterious flashbacks.moreless
    • Episode 039
      Episode 039
      Episode 39
      2/28/97
      9.6
      Ricardo checks Ralph's list of crimes, while Eddie prepares to ambush Ralph, who is, at the time, preparing to tattoo and rape Paula. Cole covers his intrusion by pretending to want to continue his affair with Olivia. She realizes that Cole wants to steal her jewels. Caitlin knocks on the bedroom door as they're making love. A bloody coat is delivered to Meg, who then talks about it with Annie and Ben. Annie tells them that she was at her father's room on the night he was killed, but she doesn't remember what happened exactly.moreless
    • Episode 040
      Episode 040
      Episode 40
      3/3/97
      9.7
      Ricardo and Eddie are disappointed to find the warehouse empty, and Ricardo is suspicious to realize that the kidnapper used police handcuffs to capture Paula. Ralph finishes his crime on Paula. Cole exits as Caitlin realizes that Olivia must be having an affair with someone. Gregory confronts Olivia about having an affair. Ben is convinced that Annie didn't kill Del, although Annie believes she must have. Bette is shocked to learn that Annie is alive.moreless
    • Episode 041
      Episode 041
      Episode 41
      3/4/97
      9.7
      Eddie receives a call from Myers, who claims that Paula knows that Eddie kidnapped her. Eddie wants to know where Ralph took Paula, but he refuses to say. Ricardo is accused by FBI agents for kidnapping Paula, and Ricardo angrily kicks them out. Tiffany learns that her old daycare center is being teared down, and she's disappointed to learn that she'll have to live in the maid's room at the Richards' mansion. Ralph prepares to marry Paula. Tiffany and her dog Spike run into Ralph, but they don't realize that he kidnapped Paula. Tiffany then picks up a ring that Paula had thrown away recently.moreless
    • Episode 042
      Episode 042
      Episode 42
      3/5/97
      9.8
      Ralph continues performing the marriage ceremony as he fills the van with carbon monoxide and then makes her repeat wedding vows while listening to a tape of the wedding march. Meanwhile, Ricardo and Eddie fight while trying to track down Paula and Ralph. Tiffany shows the ring she found to Mark and Meg realizes "P.S.," as in-scripted in the ring, actually means "Paula Stevens" and they rush to the SBPD to inform the police about it. Paula knocks out Ralph and then proceeds to finally escape.moreless
    • Episode 043
      Episode 043
      Episode 43
      3/6/97
      9.7
      Ricardo and Eddie finally catch Myers, and Eddie kills Ralph before he can connect him to Paula's abduction. Ben and Annie realize that Annie didn't kill her father, but she only found his dead body on the same night he was killed. Tim lurks around Ben's house as Ben and Meg talk to Annie. Bette and Annie discuss about Deschanel jewels. Ricardo questions Tiffany about Paula. Meanwhile, Paula, unable to continue trying to escape, succumbs to the gas inside the van.moreless
    • Episode 044
      Episode 044
      Episode 44
      3/7/97
      9.3
      Rae receives a package from her family containing a few family heirlooms. Casey suggests Rae should reveal that they are "getting a divorce." Annie tries to pursue Bette to talk about the Deschanel jewels, but Bette continues trying to avoid the subject. Ricardo and Eddie save Paula from near death. Meg and Ben are still pretending to be together, and it seems like Ben isn't uncomfortable playing at all. Olivia surprises Cole at the hotel wearing nothing but jewels on her body. Paula is rushed to the hospital.moreless
    • Episode 045
      Episode 045
      Episode 45
      3/10/97
      9.5
      Gregory realizes that Tim has valuable info and he offers to help Tim gain Meg's affection in exchange for the info. Annie listens as Meg and Ben discuss about Annie and love life in general. Paula awakens in the hospital. Eddie fears she might realize he was the one who kidnapped her. Bette catches Cole and Olivia kissing. Mark tries to entertain Caitlin, but their fun is interrupted when Cole arrives at The Deep.moreless
    • Episode 046
      Episode 046
      Episode 46
      3/11/97
      9.6
      Tim reveals that Annie is alive and kicking, so Gregory hires a specialist to take shots of Ben's house from inside, to catch Annie on camera. The tape turns out to be low quality, so Gregory pursues the man to continue taping. Gregory visits Ben. Bette warns Olivia that their secret is about to be revealed, and then she talks about Olivia's affair with Elaine's long lost son. Caitlin dances with Mark to make Cole jealous, but he leaves, and later she catches up with him. Eddie tries to convince Paula that Myers was working alone. Ricardo feels guilt over spending time with Gabi.moreless
    • Episode 047
      Episode 047
      Episode 47
      3/12/97
      9.7
      Ricardo feels better when Rae tells him that there is no evidence about Ralph raping Paula. In the meantime, Paula visions some bad memories. Rae and Casey dance at the Deep. Caitlin heads off to leave the Deep unaware that her mother arrived. Cole rushes after her and abandons Olivia when she tries to stop him. Back at the Richards mansion, Caitlin gets in the bad mood. Annie suspects that Gregory murdered her father. Gregory arrives hom, finding Olivia drunk again. But, soon he leaves the house. He's happy when he sees Annie on the video camera. Annie and Meg get into another fight. In the meantime, Gregory reveals to Eddie that Annie is alive.moreless
    • Episode 048
      Episode 048
      Episode 48
      3/13/97
      9.1
      Annie disguises herself as Meg. Ben catches her and tries to get her to change back, but Gregory interrupts them and they are forced to act like a couple. Annie rushes away as soon as possible. Eddie tries to locate Annie. An unknown woman is putting up a scrapbook on Paula. Rae suggests Paula should take Ricardo to see a therapist. Casey learns that Paula's condition isn't as bad as everyone thinks. Ricardo tries to tell Paula about Gabi, but doesn't. Gregory hires a different person to handle his dirty work. Rae, Casey, Vanessa, Michael and others prepare for the barbecue.moreless
    • Episode 049
      Episode 049
      Episode 49
      3/14/97
      9.5
      A scared Paula feels like there's someone watching her. Ricardo and Paula try to make love, but it's too much painful for Paula to continue. Elaine introduces Gabi to Ricardo, and he pretends that he never met Gabi before. Ben drags Annie back to the house, as Eddie watches them. They discuss about Gregory being the murderer and Annie remembers that Del had a boat named "Liberty." Annie's disguise is blown. Back at the beach, Casey suggests Meg should tell Ben that she is "Dorothy." The Surf Central gang celebrates Vanessa's published article on the beach, but when Mark brings some copies of the newspaper to the beach, Vanessa realizes that her article has been pulled. Gregory celebrates pulling away Vanessa's article. Meg and Ben are stunned seeing Eddie in the house with a gun in his hands.moreless
    • Episode 050
      Episode 050
      Episode 50
      3/17/97
      9.6
      Casey refuses to talk about his family and leaves Rae suspicious about his past. Vanessa is worried about Michael when she catches him seeing a mysterious woman in a bad part of the town. Gabi learns from Elaine that Ricardo is a "ladies' man." Paula is having hard time dealing with a fantasy of Ralph, and she almost shoots Ricardo. Gabi turns out to be Paula's stalker, and later she shows up at Ricardo and Paula's place. Eddie makes up a lie as to why he's in Ben's apartment. Bette orders Annie to continue hiding. Olivia mentions Del's briefcase while talking about fortune with Gregory. Ben, Meg and Bette are exasperated to find that Annie has run off again. Annie breaks into Eddie's apartment and steals the briefcase. Ben decides to stop helping Annie. Gregory is furious to learn Olivia suspects him as Del's murderer.moreless
    • Episode 051
      Episode 051
      Episode 51
      3/18/97
      9.4
      Ricardo fears Gabi might reveal where he was on the night Paula was kidnapped. Eddie and Gregory retell the story of the night Del was murdered. The both confess that they didn't kill the man, and Eddie explains how he found Del mortally wounded, and how he did everything that Gregory wanted him to do, starting with taking a briefcase and planting a gun in Annie's apartment. Rae's ex-fiancée Wei-Lee Young arrives. Casey avoids talking about his mother. Annie listens as Ben and Meg talk about Annie's irresponsible behavior. Ben refuses to give any info on Annie to Gregory. Eddie realizes his briefcase is missing. Meanwhile, Mark gives the briefcase to Meg, who takes it to Ben's office.moreless
    • Episode 052
      Episode 052
      Episode 52
      3/19/97
      9.8
      Rae wants to get back with Casey as she remembers what happened between them the night before. Paula warns Casey to watch out for Wei-Lee, because he may do something to make Rae go away. Vanessa wants to know the truth from Michael, but he can't confess who is the woman she saw him with. Finally, Michael takes her to the secret woman and introduces Virginia and James, her son. Eddie and Gregory are fighting over a videotape. Gregory wants Eddie to find the briefcase. Olivia warns Tiffany to stop looking for money and she whispers about Del. Olivia later tells her that she didn't kill Del. Bette wants Annie to return home, but she refuses. Gregory shows up at her house.moreless
    • Episode 053
      Episode 053
      Episode 53
      3/20/97
      9.1
      Rae and Casey argue when she thinks of having dinner with Wei-Lee. Wei-Lee questions Mark about Casey and Rae's wedding, and when Mark pauses for awhile, Wei-Lee realizes that his suspicions are true. After seeing Rae dancing with Wei-Lee, Casey wants her to choose between them. Michael tells Vanessa how he met Virginia, but he doesn't discover anything about Jimmy's dad. Michael confesses to Vanessa that he murdered Virginia's husband in a gang war, and then she comforts him. Gregory tells Bette that the beach house now belongs to Olivia. Mark takes the briefcase and puts it into Ben's office, while Gregory orders Eddie to find Annie and the briefcase. Annie is frightened to see Eddie in her home.moreless
    • Episode 054
      Episode 054
      Episode 54
      3/21/97
      9.3
      Ricardo and Paula want to go back at planning their wedding, but Paula is still haunted by flashes of her raping. Gabi wants to talk to Paula about something important. Annie tells Ben everything she knows about the briefcase. After they open the briefcase, Annie tells Ben that Eddie killed her father. In the meantime, Eddie finds Mark's lost-and-found note and a briefcase is on the list, so he runs to get it. Elaine questions Cole about his mother and he tells her that she abandoned him in the hospital on the day he was born. Olivia and Bette remember what they did... 20 years ago Del kidnapped Elaine's son and Olivia & Bette told Elaine that her baby is dead. Cole makes a very mysterious call to an unknown person and he says a name of the key... "Olivia."moreless
    • Episode 055
      Episode 055
      Episode 55
      3/24/97
      9.2
      After drinking too much, Olivia is worried that Gregory will send her away to a clinic. Caitlin asks Gregory to not send her anywhere and he promises her that he won't. Gregory tells Olivia he can't forgive her after she slept with Del. Olivia is convinced that what she did years ago is way worse, and she can't forgive herself for it. Caitlin and Cole meet on the beach. Ricardo asks Elaine to give him her blessing to marry Paula which she does. Gabi apologizes to Ricardo, and reveals to Paula that they're half sisters. Eddie holds Meg at his gunpoint.moreless
    • Episode 056
      Episode 056
      Episode 56
      3/25/97
      9.0
      Caitlin is afraid that Cole is having an affair with another woman. Olivia wants to know about Cole's origin, but he doesn't say anything. Cole is frightened to see Caitlin's picture in the cabinet. Later, Caitlin cries on Olivia's shoulder about her love life. Paula wants Gabi to move in with her and Ricardo. Ben gives Eddie the briefcase and runs away, but Annie stops him, steals the briefcase and then he tries to catch her. Eddie holds Ben on gunpoint, so Annie has to hand the briefcase to him. Eddie runs away. Annie later reveals that she replaced the jewels with sand.moreless
    • Episode 057
      Episode 057
      Episode 57
      3/26/97
      9.4
      Caitlin and Olivia bond as the talk about their love lives. Cole tells Tim that he isn't having an affair. Gabi and Ricardo agree to forget about what happened in the past. While Gabi undresses herself, Ricardo comes to help her because she accidentally gets caught to a camper bed, and Paula catches them. Paula jokes about Gabi making a move on Ricardo. Meg and Ben connect and share a few good moments together, but Annie comes bursting in their room and tells that she wants to be Meg's company for the night. Annie dreams of Ben being in love with her. Eddie arrives in Switzerland in a new wardrobe and starts celebrating his success.moreless
    • Episode 058
      Episode 058
      Episode 58
      3/27/97
      9.0
      Casey offers himself to show Wei-Lee how to surf, but Wei-Lee soon shows that he already knows it. Later on, Wei-Lee suggests to make a party for Casey & Rae's wedding and they agree, reluctantly. Paula wants to introduce Gabi to Elaine as her sister. Gabi tells Paula that she feels guilty for her kidnapping. Ben hints to Ricardo that Annie may be alive to see his reaction. When Ben returns back home he tells Annie to leave Sunset Beach and she won't go unless he comes with her. Annie confesses to him that she loves him, but he loves her only as a friend. Ricardo discovers that Eddie is in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Eddie finds out that the briefcase is full of sand and crashes it. There he finds a birth certificate for Elaine's baby. He wonders what does Del has to do with Elaine's baby.moreless
    • Episode 059
      Episode 059
      Episode 59
      3/28/97
      9.7
      Vanessa interrupts Michael as he's getting ready to tell Virginia and Jimmy the truth about killing James Harrison. Caitlin tries to talk to Cole about his other woman, but he convinces her that he only has eyes for Caitlin. Bette and Olivia both agree that it's the right time to tell Elaine the truth about her son. When they meet near Elaine's Waffle Shop, Cole tells Olivia that they can't be together anymore. Vanessa wants to show Michael hoe much she likes him, but he tells her to go away, because he needs to pay for his sins. Gabi tells Ricardo that she applied for a job at the SBPD. When she finds out she got the job, she decides to move out from Paula and Ricardo's apartment to give them their privacy.moreless
    • Episode 060
      Episode 060
      Episode 60
      3/31/97
      9.5
      Meg and Ben decide to attend Casey and Rae's party together. Ben describes Annie as a selfish person, and then warns her to stay away from Meg. Wei-Lee watches suspiciously as Casey asks Rae to finally reveal the truth. Annie catches Eddie in Ben's apartment, in a wig and a dress. Tiffany and Olivia have a face-off. Gregory realizes that there is a dog in the house and calls the animal control.moreless
    • Episode 061
      Episode 061
      Episode 61
      4/1/97
      9.8
      Sean convinces Gregory to let Tiffany stay at their place. He passes out, but Gregory believes he's faking it. Tiffany is troubled by flashes of being abused. Eddie convinces Annie that he didn't kill Del. Gabi watches Ricardo talking to an ex-girlfriend. Paula finds Elaine's name on the list of 0.38 caliber gun owners. She goes to the hotel where Del was murdered and questions a service man about the woman who left Del's room on the same night he was killed. Annie watches as Meg and Ben kiss passionately. Wei-Lee tells Rae that he already knew that her marriage to Casey was only a scam. A troubled Michael leaves the party early.moreless
    • Episode 062
      Episode 062
      Episode 62
      4/2/97
      9.6
      Gregory realizes that Sean is not faking his fall and he Sean is quickly transported to the hospital. Gregory blames Tiffany for everything that happened to Sean. Meanwhile, Ben is troubled by memories of his ex-wife Maria, so he keeps on pushing Meg away. Eddie comes to Ben's apartment by Annie's call and starts looking for the missing jewels. Ricardo is still troubled by the fact that he was with Gabi on the night Paula was kidnapped. Elaine lies to Paula that she never saw Del the night he was murdered. Gregory wants to transfer Sean to another hospital and threatens to a malpractice when Rae tells him that's not the best idea.moreless
    • Episode 063
      Episode 063
      Episode 63
      4/3/97
      9.2
      Ben tells Meg that he doesn't want to hurt her. Tim finds out that Ben still doesn't know that Meg is actually Dorothy. While Rae is fighting for Sean's life, Gregory is occupied by threatening the hospital, so Olivia has to sign the papers instead of him. The equipment from another resource is brought in. Wei-Lee tells Rae that he is leaving to San Francisco, and then he promises that Rae won't stick around in Sunset Beach for much longer. Elaine receives an anonymous call from a person that knows what she's done. She goes to the graveyard and Eddie follows her. There, she confesses that she murdered Del.moreless
    • Episode 064
      Episode 064
      Episode 64
      4/4/97
      9.9
      Casey saves Michael's life when he tries surfing in a riptide. Vanessa blames herself for destroying Michael's life again by bringing Jo-Jo in their lives. Michael is reluctant, and tells her that he doesn't want to tell Jimmy & Virginia that he murdered Jimmy's father. However, Virginia & Jimmy walk into the room and find out the truth after which Jimmy, obviously, runs away terrified. Virginia confesses that she already knew that Michael killed her husband years ago, but she forgave Michael. Olivia is crushed to find out what could Sean's surgery do to him. Tiffany shows Sean his charts and he decides to not go through with the operation.moreless
    • Episode 065
      Episode 065
      Episode 65
      4/7/97
      9.7
      Gregory and Olivia are in panic after they find out that Sean ran away, who is on the beach with Tiffany. Jimmy has been caught shoplifting and Michael talks to him, but Jimmy seems to not care about what Michael has to say at all. Bette believes that the person who stole the briefcase is probably Del's killer. Paula finds out that Elaine is selling the Waffle Shop. She takes a sample of Elaine's hair from her hairbrush and wants to compare it from the hair found in Del's hotel room.moreless
    • Episode 066
      Episode 066
      Episode 66
      4/8/97
      9.6
      Paula finds out that the hair sample matches the hair found in Del's room. Ricardo is terrified to be left alone with Gabi. Eddie searches for evidence that Elaine is Del's murderer. Elaine finds out Cole's birthday is on the same day as her son's. Tiffany convinces Sean to go through with the operation. Gregory repeats that Tiffany is guilty for everything that Sean had done. Rae is surprised when her ex-teacher, Dr. Moulton, is surprised that she is wasting her medical talent on nothing. After Meg leaves, Annie Annie sips a pill into Ben's vine.moreless
    • Episode 067
      Episode 067
      Episode 67
      4/9/97
      9.4
      Meg is shocked when she finds Annie and Ben together in the bed. Annie just tells him that he shouldn't mix sleeping pills with wine. Sean's operation seems to be going well, until an obstacle appears and Rae has to inform Gregory and Olivia. Eddie finds the test sample proving that Elaine is Del's murderer. Ricardo realizes that Eddie was in the office. Elaine digs up her son's grave and is shocked to find out that her son is still alive. Paula follows her and confronts her.moreless
    • Episode 068
      Episode 068
      Episode 68
      4/10/97
      9.9
      Elaine explains to Paula that Cole is her son, because of the birthday on the same day. She explains how Del used to brag about killing her son and that she didn't have time to think about it, but just took the gun and shot him. Paula promises to protect her, as Ricardo walks into the room. Ben wants to know what Meg saw in his apartment. Eddie leaves a message for Ricardo telling him that he knows who is the murderer. Mark almost confesses that he is guilty for Sean's illness. When Cole asks her to run away with him, Caitlin tells him it would be better to build a new life together in Sunset Beach.moreless
    • Episode 069
      Episode 069
      Episode 69
      4/11/97
      9.4
      Ricardo meets up with Eddie who wants immunity in exchange for the news he has. Eddie then finally tells him that Olivia is Del's murderer. Elaine, Olivia and Bette meet at the graveyard, where Elaine tells them that she knows the truth and that she would kill Del if he wouldn't be dead already. A police officer realizes that the hair sample is missing. Elaine wonders if she should tell Cole the truth. Rae wonders why Casey can't understand how hard it's for her to decide between him and Wei-Lee. Casey and Rae kiss, and Wei-Lee sees them.moreless
    • Episode 070
      Episode 070
      Episode 70
      4/14/97
      9.3
      Wei-Lee is interrupted while trying to tell Rae about his surprise. When he reveals that it's an amazing job opportunity in San Francisco, she is reluctant to either take or reject it. Meg tries to reassure Casey that Rae isn't going anywhere. Virginia asks Michael to stay in her life because Jimmy needs him. Vanessa witnesses a close moment between the two. Gregory offers money to Tiffany to leave Sean, but she tears it up. Caitlin is shocked to hear what her father did when he tells her that he removed Cole from Sunset Beach. Elaine decides not to tell Cole that she is his mother. Cole decides to tell the truth to Caitlin.moreless
    • Episode 071
      Episode 071
      Episode 71
      4/15/97
      9.6
      After making up, Caitlin decides to make love to Cole in the cave. Ricardo questions Ben about everything he knows regarding the Deschanel jewels. Tim informs Ben that he knows that Annie is alive, and then warns him not to hurt Meg, or he'll have to deal with him. Meg confronts Annie with sleeping pills she saw at Ben's place, but Annie makes up a silly story about Ben going mad if Meg brings them up. Vanessa and Michael go out on a date.moreless
    • Episode 072
      Episode 072
      Episode 72
      4/16/97
      9.6
      Gregory apologizes to Olivia and they make up. Olivia is surprised to realize Cole is in Sunset Beach. Caitlin confronts her father. Paula is worried that someone might realize her mother killed Del. Ricardo and Elaine discuss about her son. Ben and Meg end up locked in the vine cellar, where Ben finally realizes that Meg is actually Dorothy.moreless
    • Episode 073
      Episode 073
      Episode 73
      4/17/97
      9.7
      Ricardo decides to give Eddie full immunity for all the information he can provide. Then Eddie gives him the hair samples and the birth certificate that was in Del's briefcase. Meg finally confesses that she is Dorothy and that she knew about Ben being SB for a while. Caitlin wants Gregory to accept Tiffany as a part of the family, which he reluctantly agrees to. Sean fells weird seeing Gregory trying to make nice in front of Tiffany. Gregory even suggests a family vacation, but Sean refuses the offer. While waiting for Olivia at the grotto, Cole meets Caitlin and they kiss when Olivia arrives. Olivia is shocked to find out that her she was having an affair with her daughter's boyfriend. In the meantime, after he can't read a note, Tiffany realizes that Sean has sight problems.moreless
    • Episode 074
      Episode 074
      Episode 74
      4/18/97
      9.6
      Ricardo isn't being himself while trying to solve the murder mystery. Paula believes Ricardo is acting strange because he feels guilt over Annie's death, but he's actually being down about himself because he feels like a bad police detective. Sean wants Tiffany to keep quit about his health problem. Meg and Ben continue sharing experiences while being locked in the vine cellar. A surprised Olivia talks to Caitlin about her boyfriend. Meg and Ben fall asleep in the cellar. Suddenly, Ben starts talking about Maria and strangling Meg. Ricardo arrives at Elaine's Waffle Shop, where she's waiting for him.moreless
    • Episode 075
      Episode 075
      Episode 75
      4/21/97
      9.2
      Elaine confesses to murdering Del Douglas because she was still under the impression of what Del did to her baby years ago, and Paula interrupts her conversation with Ricardo. Ricardo is then surprised to realize that Paula already knew about her mother's crime. Eddie tells Annie that Del's murderer will be revealed tommorow. Meg awakens Ben and he apologizes for trying to strangle her. Ben tells Meg all about his ex-wife and how he couldn't save her from her drowning. Meg convinces him that he is not a murderer and they fall asleep on each others arms. Gregory finds an unhappy Olivia on the beach. They return home and have a heart-to-heart. Annie finds Meg and Ben together in the cellar.moreless
    • Episode 076
      Episode 076
      Episode 76
      4/22/97
      9.4
      Tim arrives at the Deep and is surprised to see Annie looking at Ben and Meg sleeping in each other's arms. When they awake, Ben asks Annie and Meg to go to his house, while Ben has a talk with Tim. He wants him to take Meg back to Kansas. Sean's vision gets worse and Tiffany tries to make him talk to others about his health problem. They talk Rae into visiting Sean. Caitlin finds out about Sean's problem and he begs her to not say anything to their parents. Casey and Mark find a strange envelope and hide it when Rae comes in. Rae thinks it has something to do with her San Francisco job offer. Ricardo and Paula fight over Paula's knowledge of Elaine being Del's murderer. Paula tries to convince Elaine not to surrender, but Elaine has decided to do so. Paula watches in tears as Ricardo handcuffs Elaine. Annie worries about what happened between Ben and Meg in the vine cellar.moreless
    • Episode 077
      Episode 077
      Episode 77
      4/23/97
      9.8
      Wei-Lee wants Casey to let Rae take the job in San Francisco. Rae is reluctant to the idea, and doesn't know what to do. Casey tells her that she should take the job, realizing that this is the opportunity she shouldn't miss. Vanessa is asked to cover the Elaine Stevens' arrest story. Jimmy tells Michael they've been robbed and Michael promises that he'll find a new home for his mother and him. Eddie informs Gregory that Elaine is arrested. Cole tells Olivia that he didn't know that Caitlin was her daughter. She slaps him and then asks him to leave Sunset Beach. They talk on the beach as Caitlin approaches them.moreless
    • Episode 078
      Episode 078
      Episode 78
      4/24/97
      9.6
      When he learns that Vanessa has to cover Elaine's trial, Michael tries to pursue her not to do it. Paula wants him to prevent Vanessa. Ricardo informs Ben that Elaine was arrested for Del's murder, and therefore, Annie is free at last. However, Annie, believing that police is on to her, runs through the pier and throws a police officer off to enter the restricted area. Bette informs Caitlin and Olivia with news of Elaine and the girls rush to the police station, where both Bette and Olivia confess to murdering Del.moreless
    • Episode 079
      Episode 079
      Episode 79
      4/25/97
      9.7
      The police officer is saved after falling, but Annie is still missing. Ben realizes that Annie is at the lifeguard tower, but he prevents her from jumping down. When Annie witnesses yet another close moment between Meg and Ben, she tries to distract them, and then jumps off the pier. Rae tells Wei-Lee that she's happy in Sunset Beach. Gregory presumes that Eddie has the Deschanel jewels, but then Eddie tells him that Annie has them. Caitlin wonders why is Cole rushing to leave town. Elaine is surprised when both Bette and Olivia stick up for Elaine in prison. Paula works on bringing Elaine and Cole closer together.moreless
    • Episode 080
      Episode 080
      Episode 80
      4/28/97
      9.6
      Casey and Michael rescue Annie and bring her to the hospital, where Ricardo apologizes for his behavior, and then tells Annie that Elaine murdered her father. Michael tries to prevent Vanessa from interviewing Annie. Paula, Elaine and Ben are shocked to hear that Eddie got immunity for keeping a secret about Elaine, and then Ricardo punches Eddie. Annie is confused to find Bette and Olivia at the police station. Paula and Elaine are stunned when Ricardo arrests both Bette and Olivia after they confessed too. Cole learns Ben has hidden the Deschanel jewels somewhere, so he goes on a search mission. Ben and Meg discuss about their recent adventure. Rae informs Casey that she decided to stay in Sunset Beach. Meanwhile, Wei-Lee decides to find another way to force Rae to leave town... family.moreless
    • Episode 081
      Episode 081
      Episode 81
      4/29/97
      9.9
      Ricardo interrogates Bette and Olivia about their unusual confession, thinking that the women have a bigger reason for confessing. Gregory arrives at the stations after learning about the confession from Annie. In Ben's apartment, Cole listens in as Annie and Bette discuss about the Deschanel jewels. Michael, Vanessa and Gregory are fighting over publishing an article on Elaine. Vanessa eventually decides to publish it, and Michael confesses that Paula asked him not to do it. Elaine tells the story of the night she murdered Del.moreless
    • Episode 082
      Episode 082
      Episode 82
      4/30/97
      9.5
      Paula moves out of Ricardo's place, claiming that she can't be with a man that would arrest her mother. He tries to stop her in the name of love, but she claims that the same love doesn't allow her to continue being with him. Gabi suggests Ricardo should give Paula some time to heal. Sean's health is getting worse, and Tiffany confesses her fears to Mark. Olivia confesses to Gregory about helping Del kidnap Elaine's baby in the past, and then describes how she used the money. Gregory promises to help Elaine in court, and they are about to make love when Caitlin interrupts them by informing them that she'll stay with Cole. Virginia finds drugs in Jimmy's backpacks, but then Michael learns that a drug dealer is pushing drugs on kids and then he offers to keep Virginia and Jimmy safe by letting them stay at his place. Cole prepares to break into The Deep.moreless
    • Episode 083
      Episode 083
      Episode 83
      5/1/97
      9.6
      Casey and Rae discuss about confessing the truth about their fake marriage, but Rae can't get through with it until she listens to a story told by her father. Annie wants Ben to give her the Deschanel jewels, but he isn't ready to give them up yet. Ricardo warns Meg to keep away from Ben and then shares a story of his sister's bad experience with Ben. Ben almost catches Cole breaking into his office, and Cole is forced to jump through glass to escape. Ricardo and Ruiz arrive at the scene of crime, where Ricardo believes that Ben has something to do with the jewel theft.moreless
    • Episode 084
      Episode 084
      Episode 84
      5/2/97
      9.4
      Mr. and Mrs. Chang are disappointed when Rae tells them the truth about her fake marriage with Casey. Mr. Chang wants Rae to come back to San Francisco, or to forget that she has parents. Wei-Lee tells Rae that he believes she will never choose Casey over her parents. Caitlin is surprised when Cole arrives at the grotto bleeding, and he tells her that he was looking for the Deschanel jewels. She wants him to go to the doctor but he tells her he can't go because cops are probably searching for him. Annie finds Eddie with Bette in Ben's apartment and knows that he was trying to steal the jewels. Ricardo arrests Eddie after Ben gives him the trace. Ben can't believe that Annie has been working with Eddie. Meg confronts Ben about his talk with Tim. She assures Ben that his luck is about to change. As they share a close moment, Annie watches them.moreless
    • Episode 085
      Episode 085
      Episode 85
      5/5/97
      8.8
      Vanessa finds out that Gregory is the new owner of The Sentinel, a newspaper firm she's working for, and that her story about Elaine was dropped before the newspaper went out. Bette gives Eddie an alibi. Everyone prepares for the trial and Paula assures Ricardo nothing will be the same after today. Caitlin realizes there's something troubling Cole. Olivia sees traces of blood on Caitlin and instantly knows what happened. She leaves to the grotto, where she has a conversation with a wounded Cole. He tells her about his plans to leave Sunset Beach with Caitlin. Olivia hides as Caitlin enters the grotto. Once she leaves, Olivia and Cole make a pact – he won't leave Sunset Beach with Caitlin in exchange for Olivia keeping quiet about their affair.moreless
    • Episode 086
      Episode 086
      Episode 86
      5/6/97
      9.9
      Olivia tells Bette about confessing the truth about kidnapping Elaine's baby to Gregory. The trial begins and Elaine pleads guilty. Gregory tries to change the situation, but after Ricardo's testimony, Elaine is taken back to her cell. Paula is devastated, and she refuses to forgive Ricardo for what he had done. Wei-Lee sets up a dinner for Rae and her parents at the Grenadines. Mr. Chang is not too happy to see Casey there. Once again, the Changs want Rae to return to San Francisco, but she refuses once again. Mark leaves Meg wondering about Ben's actions on the anniversary of Maria's death. Meg wants to have dinner with Ben but gets no reply. Meg wonders what is located behind the mysterious doors upstairs in Ben's apartment. Annie tells her it's Maria's studio. Ben goes upstairs and finds Meg standing by the door.moreless
    • Episode 087
      Episode 087
      Episode 87
      5/7/97
      9.7
      Meg tells Ben that she isn't curious what's behind the mysterious door, but he doesn't treat her nice. Ben curses the Maria portrait and tells her she's not going to ruin his life. He arrives at The Deep and apologizes to Meg about his behavior. They dance. Annie and Tim plot against them. They want to find a perfect plan to break them up. Gregory reveals his perfect plan to get Elaine out of jail - her son. He needs to find him in order to save Elaine. Olivia is worried that Gregory might find out about her affair with Cole. Caitlin and Cole talk about the Deschanel jewels and Cole reveals his plan to steal them. Cole then arrives to the police station and breaks into the evidence room. At the same time, Gregory arrives to get Elaine's case files.moreless
    • Episode 088
      Episode 088
      Episode 88
      5/8/97
      9.7
      Casey misreads Rae's words and blames Wei-Lee for all the bad stuff that has happened in Rae's life recently, and the mix up reminds Rae just how much she needs her parents, and she realizes that going away with Wei-Lee would be the best thing to do. Gregory is about to catch Cole snooping around the police station when suddenly he's interrupted by Paula, who wants to thank him for taking her mother's case. Meanwhile, Cole continues to search through the evidence room. Olivia doesn't want to give Caitlin the Deschanel jewels because she knows that Cole will leave Sunset Beach with Caitlin. Gabi tries to convince Paula to stay at Ricardo's. Bette confesses to Cole that he is Elaine's son.moreless
    • Episode 089
      Episode 089
      Episode 89
      5/9/97
      9.6
      When she is about to leave his apartment, Ricardo surprises Paula with an engagement ring. She is deeply touched by the sudden move and decides to take things slowly. Gabi sees the improvement in their relationship, and then barges into the apartment. Paula offers her to stay with them. Gregory offers Vanessa a job trip to Hong Kong and gives her 48 hours to decide about it. Elaine and Cole have a mother-and-son talk. Cole is wondering about why Elaine left him as a child and she tells him she thought he was dead. When Elaine finishes the story, she wonders if Cole can forgive her, but gets no response.moreless
    • Episode 090
      Episode 090
      Episode 90
      5/12/97
      8.8
      Ben has another nightmare and this time it's Maria leading him to her studio. Frightened, Ben wakes up and is about to unlock the door of the studio when Meg arrives. She's frustrated because he is always pushing her away. Ben loses it and goes upstairs. The doorbell rings again... and it's Meg's mother Joan, in Tim's company. Meg is surprised by their visit and Ben wants to know who they are. The doorbell rings again and it's Annie, who kisses Ben, much to Meg and Joan's surprise. Later on, Joan is questioning Meg about the painting of Maria, and it makes Ben lose it again. Rae is having hard time dealing with the fact that her parents won't talk to her. Vanessa confides in Rae about a job offer in Hong Kong.moreless
    • Episode 091
      Episode 091
      Episode 91
      5/13/97
      9.6
      Joan learns more about the death of Maria, and Tim explains further how things are going in Sunset Beach. Meg doesn't know how to react with her mother being in town. Annie pretends like she cares about what's going on. As soon as Paula exits, Gabi starts seducing Ricardo. Paula visits her mother. Gregory is shocked to learn that Cole St. John is actually Cole Deschanel, Elaine's son. Cole and Caitlin are keen on leaving town. Olivia tries to bribe Cole to stay, but he refuses the offer. Caitlin is about to leave when Gregory catches her.moreless
    • Episode 092
      Episode 092
      Episode 92
      5/14/97
      9.5
      Meg introduces Eddie to her mother. Ben sees Annie and Tim talking and realizes there might be something behind this. Tim accuses Ben of murdering Maria and Ben loses it again. Their fight is interrupted by Joan. Ben offers to give her a tour around the city. Gregory is surprised to find Caitlin's letter on her bed. He instantly believes that Cole kidnapped her. Olivia whispers something about the meeting at the grotto. Gregory wants to know if she knows anything about it. Olivia tells him she knew that Caitlin was back with Cole. While escaping, Caitlin and Cole are on the beach surrounded by the cops. They go back at the grotto and Gregory enters. Gabi is causing more trouble for Ricardo and Paula. Eddie tells Gabi that he knows about how she wants Ricardo.moreless
    • Episode 093
      Episode 093
      Episode 93
      5/15/97
      9.6
      Vanessa tries to make Michael realize that she wants him to prevent her from leaving to Hong Kong. She declines the job offer, but Michael buys her the ticket to Hong Kong at the same time. Virginia watches them from afar. Paula and Ricardo have a romantic lunch together. Gabi dreams of being with Ricardo. Eddie warns Gabi not to hurt Paula. Olivia and Bette visit Elaine in jail. Sean and Tiffany discuss about life. Gregory tries to convince Caitlin to return home with him, but after knocking him down, Cole and Caitlin leave the grotto on a white horse.moreless
    • Episode 094
      Episode 094
      Episode 94
      5/16/97
      9.8
      Michael is waiting at the airport for Vanessa, while she appears at Surf Central. She tries to persuade a flight attendant to contact the plane that left few minutes earlier and tells her all about Michael, but then Michael surprises her with a rose. Chief Harris is curious about Gregory's war against Cole St. John. Ricardo reads Caitlin's letter and confirms that Cole didn't kidnap her. Gregory confronts Olivia about giving Ricardo the letter. Olivia wants Gregory to trust her. Cole wants Caitlin to return back home, thinking that it's too dangerous to her. Paula and Cole have a talk about Elaine's trial. She wants him to stay, but he leaves.moreless
    • Episode 095
      Episode 095
      Episode 95
      5/19/97
      9.4
      Cole is angry to realize that Caitlin had hidden and came with him during the entire trip. He wants to return her back to Sunset Beach, but an officer stops them and wants to see Cole's identifications. Cole tells Caitlin that Gregory will probably find them soon. He speeds off with his car. Ben and Joan return home after the tour and Annie gives Joan a tour upstairs, making her interested in the locked room. Joan mistakes Rae and Casey for a couple when she comes with Meg to Surf Central. Jimmy is disgusted when Joan mistakes him, Michael and Virginia for a family. Vanessa appears and tells Michael she is going to leave to Hong Kong, much to his surprise. Jimmy is shocked and blames Michael for he fact that Vanessa is leaving Sunset Beach. Joan wants to know about Ben's intentions with Meg. After Meg assures her about loving Ben, she goes away with Ben and asks him about his intentions with Meg. When she asks him about his wife, Ben confesses to her that he might never be over her. Annie and Tim find the key to Maria's studio and Annie sees it as a perfect chance for their next plot.moreless
    • Episode 096
      Episode 096
      Episode 96
      5/20/97
      9.6
      Michael has a talk with Jimmy about his real intentions with his mother. Virginia tells Michael that he should go away to Hong Kong with Vanessa. Michael is ready to do so, but she convinces him to stay in Sunset Beach. He is wondering if Vanessa thinks he has something to do with Virginia. Paula finds out that Cole is wanted by the Interpol. Eddie plays with Paula's mind when he warns her to keep an eye on Ricardo, especially now when Gabi is around. Gabi misreads Eddie's intentions and accidentally tells him the truth about the night she was with Ricardo. While being with Cole, Caitlin realizes she misses her home. She calls her father, but doesn't say anything. Gregory immediately wants to trace down the signal. When Caitlin calls Sean, Cole hangs up and tells her they need to move fast because Gregory probably has every mobile net tracking them down.moreless
    • Episode 097
      Episode 097
      Episode 97
      5/21/97
      9.7
      Michael and Vanessa try to spend some romantic time together before she leaves, but they are once again interrupted by Virginia and Jimmy, after which Vanessa leaves to Hong Kong. Casey receives a phone call from his mother and senses something is wrong with her. Rae is surprised to hear that Casey's mother exists. Casey and Rae are about to make love, but she stops, claiming that she isn't ready yet. Casey wants her to decide. Bette talks to Joan about Big Al, while Tim and Annie try to convince Joan that Ben is a murderer. Joan wants Meg to come back with her to Kansas, but she is determined to stay in Sunset Beach. Meg realizes that Annie is trying to make Joan believe things that aren't true. Meg finds the key to Maria's studio and goes upstairs. She unlocks the doors and finds a room full of paintings, red stains on the floor and splatters on the walls.moreless
    • Episode 098
      Episode 098
      Episode 98
      5/22/97
      9.4
      Wei-Lee returns to Surf Central and interrupts an intimate moment between Rae and Casey. He tells her that the Changs have forbidden any mention of Rae's name in their family. Meg is horrified of what she's seen in Maria's studio, and she comes downstairs where she bumps into Ben. Joan and Tim are worried when they hear a scream in Ben's apartment. Meg remembers leaving the key in the lock, so she goes upstairs and takes it out. Ben asks her if she found what she was looking for. Cole and Caitlin arrive at a hotel, and they must pretend being on their honeymoon so they could explain why they have no luggage. Cole has a nightmare about Olivia. Gregory vows to Olivia that he'll find their daughter.moreless
    • Episode 099
      Episode 099
      Episode 99
      5/23/97
      9.4
      Ricardo feels ready to tell Paula about the night she was abducted but Gabi interrupts them again, and Ricardo asks her to leave. Paula tells Gabi that she will accept Ricardo's proposal tonight. Gabi promises to herself that will not happen. Olivia tells Sean not to tell Gregory about Caitlin's call. Elaine is beating herself up with the fact that she wasn't a good mother. She then wants to talk to Olivia, to learn more about Cole's kidnapping. Gregory realizes that Olivia had a small fling with A.J. Deschanel in the past. Cole and Caitlin arrive at the house of his grandmas, Madame Julianna Deschanel. Julianna then tells him that she sent him to Sunset Beach to meet his real mother. He feels like she betrayed him, and Caitlin suggests they should return to Sunset Beach as soon as possible to save Elaine before the trial ends.moreless
    • Episode 100
      Episode 100
      Episode 100
      5/26/97
      9.6
      Meg returns to Ben's apartment to return the key from Maria's studio but she faces yet another chilling encounter with Ben. She accidentally cuts herself and the blood makes her think back to finding Maria's studio full of blood. Later, Meg is reluctant to grab some coffee with Ben and her mother. Caitlin, Julianna and Cole try to make a plan for Cole to return to Sunset Beach without getting arrested. Paula catches Gabi wearing her ring and Gabi makes up a lie to cover her actions. Annie advises Ricardo to tell Paula about the night she was kidnapped before Paula hears it from someone else. Gabi tells Paula that Ricardo was with someone else on the night she was kidnapped. Ricardo enters the room as they're talking.moreless
    • Episode 101
      Episode 101
      Episode 101
      5/27/97
      9.1
      Rae is shocked to find out that her parents disowned her. Ricardo confesses to Paula about being with another woman on the night she was kidnapped. Gabi wonders why Ricardo didn't tell Paula that Gabi was the woman who he was with. Casey and Paula have a friendly talk. Paula is not sure if Ricardo is being sincere to her. Casey tells Rae that she should go to San Francisco. Paula tells Ricardo she still needs some time to think. They both agree that Gabi should leave their apartment, and Gabi eavesdrops.moreless
    • Episode 102
      Episode 102
      Episode 102
      5/28/97
      9.3
      Ricardo wonders where did Gabi find the pictures of Paula and him. Trying to hide her real reasons, Gabi gives Paula the album of the pictures and makes up a silly excuse. A torn picture of Paula and Ricardo falls out and Paula wonders what happened. Gabi makes up another lie. Casey tells Michael he thinks Rae should go to her parents and be with Wei-Lee. Michael misses Vanessa. Gregory finally finds a trace on Cole, but Olivia wants him to stop the search. She tells him she doesn't want her family destroyed. Cole reads Elaine's old letter to A.J. Deschanel and decides to help her, without telling Caitlin.moreless
    • Episode 103
      Episode 103
      Episode 103
      5/29/97
      9.1
      Virginia organizes a picnic with Michael and Jimmy, but when Jimmy isn't okay with it, Michael invites Mark too. When Virginia asks him to go get ketchup, Jimmy meets Officer Ruiz and asks him if he should report a crime if he knows one. Virginia tells Michael that she doesn't want to leave his apartment. Meg has a nightmare about Ben wanting to show Meg the inside of Maria's studio. She wakes up and Ben does the same thing. Meg informs him that Joan will be returning back to Kansas. Joan wants Ben to promise her not to hurt her daughter. Meg enters the studio not realizing that Ben returned from his trip.moreless
    • Episode 104
      Episode 104
      Episode 104
      5/30/97
      9.7
      Julianna tells Caitlin a story about Armando Deschanel. Cole arrives in Sunset Beach and visits Elaine, keen on helping her in court. She wants him to leave town for his safety. Meg is in Maria's studio, wondering what really happened to her. The doors suddenly get locked and Meg thinks that Annie is playing with her. Meanwhile, Annie arrives at Ben's apartment and sees him staring at Maria's portrait. Ben drinks and breaks a glass on Maria's picture, while Meg finds Maria's diary in the studio.moreless
    • Episode 105
      Episode 105
      Episode 105
      6/2/97
      9.3
      Gregory arrests Cole. Caitlin comes back to Sunset Beach and tells Olivia that Gregory caught Cole. Gregory tells Caitlin to say goodbye to Cole, as he is about to be deported to Europe. Cole tells them that he slept with both Caitlin and Olivia, after which Gregory calls Olivia a tramp and Caitlin's heart is broken. However, Olivia wakes up and realizes it has all been a dream. Annie and Tim continue working on their plan, while Meg is reading Maria's diary. Someone unlocks the studio doors and Meg escapes. Meg blames Annie for locking her up, but Bette gives Annie an alibi for the whole night. Meg wonders if maybe Ben locked her, because he was the only one in the house the whole night.moreless
    • Episode 106
      Episode 106
      Episode 106
      6/3/97
      9.7
      Vanessa learns over the phone that Michael and Virginia are spending more time together when Jimmy answers her call. Michael wants to know what Jimmy told her, and then he, once again, tries to assure Jimmy that he doesn't have anything to do with his mother other than friendship. Rae tells Casey that she wishes she had married Wei-Lee and made her family happy. Paula wants Gregory to drop the charges against Cole. After talking to Caitlin, Gregory decides to drop the charges, but he gets angry when Caitlin decides to go away with Cole.moreless
    • Episode 107
      Episode 107
      Episode 107
      6/4/97
      9.7
      Meg talks to Mark about her fears concerning Ben. Gregory tries to convince Cole and Caitlin to stay home, but Cole refuses to accept the plea. He believes Gregory has a secret agenda. Gregory makes up a new solution for Cole when he receives a phone call from the judge's office. Meg returns to Ben's home and reads another section of Maria's diary. Annie and Tim watch her as she puts the key back. On the trial, Elaine wants to know where Cole is, but Gregory just makes a weird face move. Meanwhile, Caitlin waits for Cole under the pier, while he is handcuffed to a jet, unconscious.moreless
    • Episode 108
      Episode 108
      Episode 108
      6/5/97
      9.9
      Casey's heart is broken when Rae finally decides to leave Sunset Beach and have a new life in San Francisco. He begs her to stay with him, but Wei-Lee comes to pick her up, and after a tearful goodbye, she leaves. Gregory tries to convince Elaine to testify herself because Cole is nowhere to be found. Cole manages to free himself. Caitlin informs Julianna that Cole disappeared, so Julianna arrives at the trial to tell her story to the judge. Caitlin worries that Gregory might have done something to Cole, but Cole surprised everyone by entering the courtroom. Casey learns that his mother Alex arrived in town.moreless
    • Episode 109
      Episode 109
      Episode 109
      6/6/97
      9.4
      Meg wants to know the reason why Ben never talks about Maria. He explains that he doesn't want to hurt her. Meg tells Mark that she fears the possibility that Ben might have killed his wife. When Mark wants to see Maria's studio himself, Tim follows. The trial continues, and everyone is in shock when Gregory pronounces Elaine a coldblooded killer. However, he then tells the story about Del's crimes. Cole testifies and makes an impression. The judge returns with the verdict... Elaine has 3 months of probation and 200 hours of community service. Meg stares in shock when she and Mark enter Maria's studio. The Interpol arrests Cole.moreless
    • Episode 110
      Episode 110
      Episode 110
      6/9/97
      9.8
      Following Cole's orders, Caitlin calls Paula and informs her about Cole being taken by the Interpol. She asks her to not say anything to Elaine. When Paula asks him to help, Ricardo tries to find some mistake in the papers, but it all seems right. Meg & Mark find Maria's studio clean, so Meg tries to assure Mark that she isn't going crazy. Meanwhile, Ben washes the blood off his hands at The Deep. Once again, Meg is sure that Annie is just playing a game with her, but Annie assures her that it wasn't her. Ben arrives home and Meg wonders how he got a cut on the hand. He answers with a simple answer -- from the robbery that happened recently. Meg finds out that be has been alone at The Deep. When Ben feels tired of the questions, he sends her home. Annie tells Meg she better make sure she isn't near Ben on the day of Maria's death. On the airport, Cole tells Caitlin that he has a plan.moreless
    • Episode 111
      Episode 111
      Episode 111
      6/10/97
      9.7
      Vanessa returns from Hong Kong and she's not pleased to see Michael massaging Virginia. Michael tells her that Virginia will move out as soon as her leg gets better. Gregory stops the Interpol from taking Cole and Caitlin is surprised by his move. Cole wonders what he wants instead. In a happy reunion, Elaine is pleased to finally be with her son. Julianna makes a special arrival at the reunion, but Elaine isn't pleased to see her. Paula's tattoo, once again, gets in the way of Paula and Ricardo's happiness. Olivia faints when she finds out that Cole is free thanks to Gregory.moreless
    • Episode 112
      Episode 112
      Episode 112
      6/11/97
      9.8
      Mark warns Meg to stay away from Ben on the anniversary of Maria's death, but she has something else in her mind. Ricardo and Paula aren't able to make love when old pain comes haunting Paula. Ricardo and Ben fight over the fact that Ricardo still believes that Ben is responsible for Maria's death. Meg tries to comfort Ben and tells him he should forget the past and move on, and then she reminds him that tomorrow is also the anniversary of the beginning of their Internet chatting. They start dancing, but when Ben remembers Maria, he tells Meg she should get as far away from him as she can.moreless
    • Episode 113
      Episode 113
      Episode 113
      6/12/97
      9.5
      On the beach, Annie and Meg watch Ben pushing Maria's swing. Annie feels bad on her best friend's death anniversary, so she cries on Tim's shoulders. Ricardo sees Ben on the pier, standing with Maria's favorite flower. Ricardo asks Ben to tell him what happened the night Maria died, but Ben says nothing. Tim warns Meg to stay away from Ben. Ben returns to the studio and remembers what happened the night Maria died. He later goes to The Deep and continues thinking about Maria. He sees a woman standing on the stairs and wonders if it's her.moreless
    • Episode 114
      Episode 114
      Episode 114
      6/13/97
      9.5
      Alex gets a job offer from Gregory. They talk at the celebration party held for Vanessa. Olivia buys a pregnancy test. Meg asks Ben to open up to her and put Maria behind, but he just wants to be left alone. Meg returns back home and dresses up in Maria's clothes. Tim and Annie continue fulfilling their plan. Tim calls Ben and tells him that someone is in his apartment. Annie and Tim get closer.moreless
    • Episode 115
      Episode 115
      Episode 115
      6/16/97
      9.4
      Annie and Tim start seducing each other, but they both know what they really want. Ben enters Maria's studio and finds Meg dressed in her clothes, and then they start arguing. Gregory suspects that Olivia started drinking again, and she goes down that road just to keep the real truth away from him... she is pregnant. Cole and Olivia promise to each other that nobody will ever learn about their affair. Alex decides not to accept the job offer. Ben kicks Meg out of his house, while Annie and Tim celebrate the success of their plan.moreless
    • Episode 116
      Episode 116
      Episode 116
      6/17/97
      9.8
      Annie and Ricardo remember the old times when Maria was still alive. Meg goes to Annie's house and begs for her and Ricardo's help when Ben's house starts flaming up. Caitlin questions Olivia if it's true that she started drinking again. She tells her that it's not true what her father said, and Caitlin is very pleased to hear that. Olivia listens in shock as Caitlin tells her that she would like to have a baby. Olivia and Gregory make love. Michael is worried that something is going on with Alex. Mark talks to Tim and tells him that he should leave Meg alone, because Meg doesn't need him. Casey still feels bad about Rae.moreless
    • Episode 117
      Episode 117
      Episode 117
      6/18/97
      9.8
      Everybody runs into Ben's house and Ricardo stops the fire. Ben is not aware of what's happening. Ricardo is pleased to see Ben covered with guilt over Maria's death. Ricardo warns Meg to stay away from Ben, while Tim arrives and comforts Meg in front of Ben. Meg apologizes to Ben and leaves, while he convinces himself that the best thing is that Meg is far away from him. Gabi has secret plans. She wants Mark to help her find an apartment. She lies to him about Ricardo making a move on her. Michael feels that Alex is hiding something from him, and they talk about Casey, trying to convince him to move on with his life, just like Rae did. Later on, Michael tries to persuade Alex to tell him the truth. Finally, Alex breaks and wants Michael to help her go to the doctor, but she doesn't want Casey to know anything about it.moreless
    • Episode 118
      Episode 118
      Episode 118
      6/19/97
      9.8
      Tiffany's dog Spike digs out Olivia's positive pregnancy test from the trash and she tries to catch him. When she finally reaches the test, Gregory arrives and Bette covers for Olivia. Tim tries to comfort Meg. Olivia tells Bette that she is pregnant. Later on, she goes to the doctors where she meets Alex. Alex confesses to Michael that she has a Stage 4 Cancer, and that she has been ignoring all the symptoms. She is afraid. Wei-Lee arrives at the Waffle Shop and tells Casey that he and Rae got married two days ago. He gives Casey the half of the house that Rae owned.moreless
    • Episode 119
      Episode 119
      Episode 119
      6/20/97
      9.3
      Meg believes that Ben didn't kill his wife and she berates herself for putting on Maria's dress, while Tim believes Ben is very dangerous. Meg an Ben talk and she apologizes once again. When Ben leaves to the beach, Meg returns to Maria's studio, takes her diary and reads a new passage. Olivia can't wait for the results of the pregnancy test in the hospital, so she goes home and almost starts drinking again. Cole and Caitlin announce that they'll stay in Sunset Beach. Cole wants to keep the short romance between him and Olivia a secret. Alex is afraid that Casey will break under pressure if she tells him that she has cancer, especially now that Rae left him. She promises to Michael that she'll say the truth to soon. Casey informs Alex about Rae and Wei-Lee's wedding. Michael tells Casey that now he should spend a lot of time with Alex.moreless
    • Episode 120
      Episode 120
      Episode 120
      6/23/97
      9.2
      Ben and Meg talk on the beach, while Tim continues trying to split them apart. Michael wants Alex to tell Casey the truth, but she is still too afraid to tell him. Gregory is surprised when Cole and Caitlin announce that they'll be living together. The tension between Annie and Tim arises again, and they are both afraid that it will take them off the road. Olivia is convinced that Cole is the father of her unborn child.moreless
    • Episode 121
      Episode 121
      Episode 121
      6/24/97
      9.8
      Paula is still not ready to talk about her abduction, but she wants to clear her past. She wants to remove the tattoo from her chest. Olivia tries to persuade Gregory to have another baby, but he doesn't like the idea. Tiffany is jealous to see Gabi and Mark together, while they are talking about Gabi's apartment search. Paula informs Elaine about removing the tattoo off her chest. Paula leaves a note for Ricardo in the house in which she makes a change of plans, but when she leaves, Gabi trashes the paper on the floor. Olivia tells Bette that she is not ready to have a baby. Caitlin is ready to move back into the Ricards' house but only if Cole will be welcome to come there anytime. Sean has plans to play a Mark's D.J. work on the radio.moreless
    • Episode 122
      Episode 122
      Episode 122
      6/25/97
      9.6
      Mark saves Ricardo when Paula enters The Deep and almost catches him with Gabi. Sean and Tiffany record the music that Mark played, and Sean is on his way to the radio station. Mark tells Tiffany not to intervene in his life. Annie wants to know why Ben burned down Maria's bed. Mark tells Gabi that he knows that Ricardo was not making a move on her. Annie wants Tim to take Maria's diary and bring it to her. Bette is shocked when she hears Olivia's choice to terminate her pregnancy. Bette tells Gregory that he should stick closer to Olivia, while she is even more decided to terminate her pregnancy. Gregory tells Olivia that there is nothing that could break them down as long as they are together. Olivia talks to Dr. Robinson about the paternity test and he tells her the test can not be done for a few weeks. Olivia realizes that she needs to terminate her pregnancy in the right time, before it's too late. Dr Robinson wants her to rethink before making this important choice, but she has decided. Paula confesses to Ricardo that she wants a new start with him and they almost kiss.moreless
    • Episode 123
      Episode 123
      Episode 123
      6/26/97
      9.7
      Casey is shocked when he finds Alex lying on the kitchen floor. Vanessa is afraid of working with Alex. When the paramedics arrive, Michael discovers that Alex has Stage 4 cancer and he tells Casey to go with his mother. Alex and Casey talk in the hospital and she apologizes to him. When Michael tries to apologize to Casey, he calls him a snob. Annie blackmails Tim into taking Maria's diary. When the diary is not in Meg's backpack, Annie realizes that it must be in Meg's room. When she arrives there, she has no idea that Meg is coming home early from her job. Olivia dreams of telling Gregory the truth about the father of her baby and it doesn't come out too well. Caitlin moves back to her house and Gregory sees it as a great chance to control Olivia's drinking. Cole enters the wrong room and gets into the bed with Olivia, instead of Caitlin. Caitlin approaches the room.moreless
    • Episode 124
      Episode 124
      Episode 124
      6/27/97
      9.5
      Tim distracts Meg so Annie could get out of Meg's room. Ben destroys a picture while thinking about Maria and Meg. Annie reads Maria's diary in her hot tub. Tim arrives and gets into the tub. The diary falls into the water and Annie is mad at Tim. She wants to make new entries before Tim returns it to Meg's place. Olivia hides while Gregory distracts Caitlin for a while. Then, Caitlin enters the room and sees Cole naked on the bed. She makes a joke about him entering her mother's room instead of hers. The situation gets complicated when Caitlin wants to make love to Cole, and Olivia is in the same room. However, Gregory walks into the room, so Cole hides under the bed with Olivia. Gregory wants to know where Olivia is. When Gregory leaves, Caitlin still wants to make love. Olivia finally escapes from the room and reunites with Gregory who wants to know where she was. Olivia is happy when Gregory tells her they should go on a trip. Casey is mad at Michael for not telling him the truth about Alex. Alex meets Ellen, Casey's ex-schoolmate and she is touched by Ellen's baby (who is dying of AIDS). Casey & Michael watch as Alex holds the baby.moreless
    • Episode 125
      Episode 125
      Episode 125
      7/7/97
      9.3
      Alex explains to Michael that she isn't ready to give up on her life after she holding the baby in her arms the previous night. Annie assures Tim that Meg won't know that she faked an another section of Maria's diary. Caitlin accidentally learns that her mother wants to terminate her pregnancy, and she rushes to the hospital to stop her. Gregory urges Ben to forget about Maria and move on with his life, and they both want to renew their friendship. Gregory asks Annie to help Ben forget about his wife. Olivia prepares for the termination procedure at the hospital, and Caitlin arrives at the hospital looking for her.moreless
    • Episode 126
      Episode 126
      Episode 126
      7/8/97
      9.6
      Annie manages to slip out before Meg can see her. Tim angers Ben. Ben imagines talking to Meg at the beach, and then he decides to approach her, but the conversation doesn't go the way he imagined. Meg continues reading Maria's diary unaware of the altered entries. Casey and Michael manage to bury the hatchet when they agree to both take care of Alex. Michael isn't happy that Alex is already working on a party when just a few moments ago she was at the hospital. Caitlin is shocked to find her mother at the hospital waiting to terminate her pregnancy. Cole and Gregory rush to the hospital when Rose tells them she heard something about it, and Gregory comes to confront Olivia.moreless
    • Episode 127
      Episode 127
      Episode 127
      7/9/97
      9.7
      Gregory realizes that Caitlin and Olivia are keeping a secret from him. Gabi continues using Mark for her plans to get Ricardo. Casey is worried when Alex gets sick during a dancing session. Ben pushes Meg further away from himself. Meg reads more entries in Maria's diary and consults with Mark about Ben's rage. Tim convinces Meg to come to the party with him. Cole is confused about why is Olivia at the hospital. Ben witnesses Annie and Tim kissing, and later, while thinking of Meg, he kisses Annie.moreless
    • Episode 128
      Episode 128
      Episode 128
      7/10/97
      9.4
      Olivia is plagued with doubts regarding her pregnancy. She hides the real reason why she's in the hospital when Cole comes to see her, and later when Tyus arrives she asks him to keep her pregnancy a secret from her entire family. Gregory arrives at the party at Alex's request, because she wants to know if her will is valid. Meg's friend convince her to tell Ben that they're over, and she heads to Ben's place to tell him she doesn't want to work for him anymore. Paula notes to Ricardo that Gabi and Mark seem to be getting closer. Michael tries to offer support to Casey when he tries to do research on how to help out Alex. Caitlin is overjoyed when she learns that Olivia didn't go through with the abortion, but Olivia makes Caitlin promise that she won't tell Gregory about her pregnancy just yet. Meg arrives to see Ben and Annie kissing.moreless
    • Episode 129
      Episode 129
      Episode 129
      7/11/97
      9.8
      Meg is deeply hurt after seeing Ben and Annie kiss. Annie is angry when she realizes that Ben was only kissing her so he could push Meg away. She explains to Tim that Ben loves Meg so much that he wanted to get her far away from himself. Eddie explains to Bette that all of her money is gone, and that she is going to have to find herself a job. Meg goes to see Ben and she officially quits her job. Casey catches Alex before she is able to leave town, and realizes that she intended to leave without saying goodbye. He manages to convince her to try a program of rehabilitation he found on the net, and she agrees. Michael bids farewell to Alex as she embarks on the trip with her son.moreless
    • Episode 130
      Episode 130
      Episode 130
      7/14/97
      9.7
      Meg informs Tim about quitting her job, and confesses to Mark that she saw Ben kissing Annie. Gregory has a tender moment with Olivia when he shares the news of Alex's cancer. Annie is caught on her way out of a restaurant when Bette's tab is rejected and is forced to work her way out to pay for lunch. Bette almost lets it slip to Cole about the real reason why Olivia was at the hospital. Olivia learns that the Deschanel jewels will soon be released. Gregory urges Annie not to dig into Ben's past anymore. Olivia wants to have Tyus remain her doctor. Ben and Gregory make a business deal. Gregory arranges a romantic trip for Olivia.moreless
    • Episode 131
      Episode 131
      Episode 131
      7/15/97
      9.5
      Michael comes up with a perfect solution for Virginia's living arrangement, and Vanessa isn't a least bit impressed. Virginia continues faking being modest. Caitlin is worried when she receives a cryptic message from Cole, only to learn that it was his way of bringing danger to her by arranging a romantic dinner at The Deep. Caitlin is overjoyed by the surprise and starts insisting that Cole isn't happy in Sunset Beach because he got himself away from the dangerous life he used to lead. Cole tries to reassure her that life in Sunset Beach is perfect for him. Paula talks to Gabi about finally making love to Ricardo again now that her tattoo has been completely removed, and Gabi tries to make her think she isn't ready yet. Elaine persuades Paula to do what she wants, but when Paula arrives home to Ricardo, he instead decides to go out with Ruiz for a boys night out.moreless
    • Episode 132
      Episode 132
      Episode 132
      7/16/97
      9.7
      Ben gives Meg her last paycheck, while Annie worries that their talk might lead to something more, and she throws herself in Ben's arms to annoy Meg. Gabi calls Paula to the Deep as an excuse to stop her romantic night with Ricardo. Ricardo worries that Gabi might tell Paula about the night they spent together. Cole and Caitlin continue playing games, and as a part of the game Caitlin steals briefcase which accidentally ends up being the one containing the Deschanel jewels. Bette comes to the Richards house to question Olivia about if she got her a job, but actually wants to know where the Deschanel jewels are. Meg reads another fake entry from Maria's diary, and ends up having a nightmare. Eddie thinks Gabi told Paula about the night she spent with Ricardo, and he approaches Paula to comfort her.moreless
    • Episode 133
      Episode 133
      Episode 133
      7/17/97
      9.4
      Gregory acts as peacemaker between Annie and Olivia as they battle it out over who owns the Deschanel jewels. Eddie confronts Gabi for setting him up to reveal that Gabi was the woman Ricardo was with on the night Paula got kidnapped. Paula confronts Ricardo about it and he claims it was all innocent, but Paula isn't convinced. Caitlin and Cole are surprised to find the Deschanel jewels in the briefcase Caitllin stole from her parents' bedroom, and Caitlin is surprised when Cole says he isn't interested in them. They agree to return them to the bedroom. Ricardo confronts Gabi about revealing the truth to Paula, but Gabi claims she's innocent and offers to straighten things out with Paula. There, she lies to Paula about Ricardo being obsessed with her. Gregory tells Olivia about the romantic trip he planned, but Caitlin warns Olivia that she's can't fly due to her condition. Olivia comes up with a lie to cover Caitlin's comment. Paula tells Ricardo she's moving out. Caitlin tries to stall Gregory and Olivia from finding Cole in their bathroom.moreless
    • Episode 134
      Episode 134
      Episode 134
      7/18/97
      9.5
      Gregory looks like a fool when he insists that Cole came to steal the Deschanel jewels, only to have the briefcase full of dirty clothes. Caitlin explains about the mix up, and Cole tells Gregory and Olivia that he has no more interest in the Deschanel jewels because of all the hurt they have caused his family. Olivia and Gregory depart for a vacation. Mark finds Meg unable to sleep because of a nightmare she had. He orders her to stop reading Maria's diary because it is messing with her mind, but Meg is unable to stop. Caitlin and Cole spend some quality time together at the hotel. Gregory and Olivia manage to bond as a couple as well. Vanessa is very suspicious of the fact that Virginia can't find a place to stay. Jimmy wants to report Michael to the police for killing his father, but Virginia changes his mind. Michael is confused when Virginia plants a kiss on him. Annie breaks into Maria's studio.moreless
    • Episode 135
      Episode 135
      Episode 135
      7/21/97
      9.5
      Paula informs Elaine about Gabi being the person Ricardo was with on the night she was abducted. Elaine is confused, just as Paula, as to why Gabi and Ricardo kept it a secret for so long if it was innocent. Eddie checks up on Paula, and she has to make a decision if she wants to stay with Ricardo. Meg confides in Tim about reading Maria's journal, and he puts on a show acting like her best friend. Annie confides in Bette about the lack of attention from her father in the past, and their conversation leads to exactly why Annie wants affection with Ben. She comes up with an idea to become Ben's personal assistant. Gabi tries to explain to Elaine why she didn't fess up to her secrets before. Meg and Tim find Annie and Ben eating together at the restaurant.moreless
    • Episode 136
      Episode 136
      Episode 136
      7/22/97
      9.5
      Paula doesn't know what to do regarding her situation, and Ricardo tries to make himself look better in her eyes, and later tries to convince Elaine of the same. Eddie tells Gabi that he could easily reveal to Mark that she's just stringing him along. Caitlin questions Cole about the woman he slept with, and he tries to tell her that she didn't mean anything. Tiffany questions Cole about why he won't take the Deschanel jewels now that Olivia and Gregory are out of town, and Cole explains how the past affected those jewels. Meg refuses to leave Grenadine's when she sees that Ben and Annie are these as well, but Annie's attitude causes Meg to leave. Gregory phones Ben thanking him for their business deal. Paula wants Mark to explain what he saw the night Gabi and Ricardo had drinks together. She confronts Ricardo about it, and Ricardo finally has enough, claiming that Paula has decided to take any excuse to stop their relationship from rebuilding. Tim informs Annie about Meg's nightmares.moreless
    • Episode 137
      Episode 137
      Episode 137
      7/23/97
      9.8
      Annie and Tim agree to lure Meg inside the cave so she would get frightened. Ben makes plans to destroy the cave to remove the bad memories, unaware that Meg has entered the place. Vanessa finds a gun between Michael's things and wants to get rid of it so that it wouldn't cause any drama. Virginia interrupts their conversation when Jimmy escapes, following an argument about Virginia kissing Michael. Caitlin and Cole ask Ben for a job. When they return home, Caitlin is surprised to find out that she's pregnant.moreless
    • Episode 138
      Episode 138
      Episode 138
      7/24/97
      9.6
      Annie is overjoyed about her plan working until she learns from Ben that he intends to blow up the cave as a part of a business deal, and she informs Ben about Meg walking around the caves. Meanwhile, Meg finds herself trapped inside the cave until Ben comes to her rescue, but it may be too late for either of them to exit. Tim is frustrated to learn that the plan isn't working. Vanessa hides when Virginia comes back to her room. She is intrigued to learn that Virginia is somehow connected to Jo-Jo. Michael tries to reach out to Jimmy, without much success. Cole tells Elaine that he wants to get his surname, Deschanel, back. Caitlin learns that she's pregnant, but she isn't ready to inform Cole about it just yet when Elaine tells her that the Deschanel men don't like to be tied down.moreless
    • Episode 139
      Episode 139
      Episode 139
      7/25/97
      9.7
      Ben digs Meg out from underneath the rubble after the bomb explodes and waits until she regains consciousness. He is confused when she starts claiming that he lured her inside just like he did Maria, and he tries to rationalize with her. Annie and Tim are worried about Ben and Meg, and they rush to the construction worker to find out what happened. Ricardo orders Gabi to move out of his place. Gabi daydreams of making love to Ricardo. Paula comes by Ricardo's to pick up her stuff when they're both interrupted by news of the cave-in. Olivia and Gregory return from their vacation just in time to find Tiffany dressed in Olivia's clothes and carrying Olivia's jewelry. Gregory orders Tiffany to leave, but Sean stands by her side, and Olivia begs Gregory to let Tiffany stay. Caitlin prepares to tell Cole that she's pregnant.moreless
    • Episode 140
      Episode 140
      Episode 140
      8/4/97
      9.6
      Ricardo calls Michael to rescue Meg and Ben from the cave, but after they manage to get the oxygen inside, another cave-in occurs. Jimmy gets angry when Virginia tells him she's going to get married to Michael, and he decides to go to the police station. Gabi flirts with Mark when he helps her move into Surf Central. Vanessa goes to visit Virginia's ex-neighbor and finds out that Virginia never had any break-ins. Annie is scared and talks to God so that he could save Meg and Ben. Meg awakes in the cave and asks Ben if he knows what they were talking about. He tells her he loves her. Meg is happy until she realizes that he thinks she is Maria.moreless
    • Episode 141
      Episode 141
      Episode 141
      8/5/97
      9.9
      Caitlin fails at telling Cole that she's pregnant. Sean learns about it instead and wants Caitlin to let everyone know. Annie and Tim console each hoping that Meg and Ben are still alive. Ben is convinced that Meg is Maria, and Meg agrees to go along with him. Michael wants to save Meg and Ben by going underwater into the cave, and Jimmy changes his mind about turning in Michael as the killer of his father. Tiffany tries to get Olivia to give Mark a job as a DJ on the local radio station.moreless
    • Episode 142
      Episode 142
      Episode 142
      8/6/97
      9.7
      Paula is unhappy when she sees Gabi talking to Ricardo. Ben worries they are going to run out of air in the cave. Annie and Tim look for some tunnels that lead to the caves. Caitlin tells Cole she is pregnant. Meg tells Ben how much she loves him.
    • Episode 143
      Episode 143
      Episode 143
      8/7/97
      9.5
      Michael risks his life in an attempt to save Ben and Meg. Annie and Tim find the secret tunnel. Meg has sex with Ben only to realize that he still thinks she is Maria. Casey flirts with Cynthia, the VH host, on his way back to Sunset Beach. Caitlin is confused as to why Cole didn't tell her parents about the pregnancy. Olivia is worried that Cole might be the father of both her and Caitlin's baby.moreless
    • Episode 144
      Episode 144
      Episode 144
      8/8/97
      9.3
      Olivia almost lets slip to Cole that she is pregnant, maybe with his child. Caitlin walks in as Olivia and Cole talking about her baby and is shocked to learn her mom knows she is pregnant. Olivia breaks down in tears and has to lie to cover up the possible paternity of her baby. Gregory won't admit he was the one who caused the cave explosion and he tries to pin the blame on Ben. Although Ben and Meg have survived, Ben is getting colder and Meg tries to help him by cuddling up to him, but what she doesn't know is that Annie and Tim have found a way to the cave. Annie spots Ben and Meg naked and kissing, not knowing that Ben still thinks Meg is Maria. Elsewhere Michael, who has listened to Casey's advice and set off the dynamite against Eddie's wishes, has taken the full blow of the blast and Eddie can't contact him so Casey has to go in to rescue him.moreless
    • Episode 145
      Episode 145
      Episode 145
      8/11/97
      9.8
      Casey reaches Michael and manages to get him out of the cave while Tim and Annie find Ben and Meg. Once everyone is at the hospital, Annie confronts Meg about being with Ben and must tell Tim that she saw Ben and Meg together. Meg turns it around and questions Annie on why she was with Tim in the first place. When she is finally able to see Ben, Meg is visible upset and Ben tries to reassure her that the danger has past so she should be fine. As she walks away, to upset to talk, he asks her how she can do it after what happened. Meg turns back around, shocked that he might actually know what happened in the cave. Meanwhile Bette is pressuring Olivia about the job she promised. Olivia informs Bette that she has tried but Gregory wouldn't listen so Bette talks it upon herself to speak with him. When she does however, he questions what dirt she has on Olivia. Bette blurts out that its about the baby and Gregory is left shocked and confused.moreless
    • Episode 146
      Episode 146
      Episode 146
      8/12/97
      9.6
      Caitlin is scared about her future with Cole, while he plans to propose. Bette almost lets it slip to Gregory that Olivia is pregnant, but she covers by saying that she planned to reveal Olivia's part in the Elaine's baby kidnapping scheme. Gregory offers Bette a job as a gossip columnist at the local newspaper. Olivia catches Cole with a ring and tells him that her daughter will never marry him. Annie tells Bette that she lost Ben. Tim refuses to believe that Meg and Ben made love. Meg is uncomfortable when Ben doesn't remember making love to her, and she tried to avoid talking about what happened in the cave.moreless
    • Episode 147
      Episode 147
      Episode 147
      8/13/97
      9.5
      Tim suggests Caitlin should check up on Cole's past before making any important life plans. Gregory accidentally overhears a part of a conversation between Olivia and Cole and mistakenly thinks that Olivia is keen on breaking up Caitlin and Cole. He likes the idea and is happy to see that his wife is on his side. Gabi changes police files to say that Paula is favorite for a job outside of Sunset Beach. Virginia continues plotting to separate Michael and Vanessa. Jimmy and Michael finally become closer again. Cole tells Elaine that he plans to propose to Caitlin. After talking to Elaine, Paula decides that it's time to end things with Ricardo forever. Sean and Tiffany help Mark prepare for his big night. Eddie sizzles when Paula enters The Deep.moreless
    • Episode 148
      Episode 148
      Episode 148
      8/14/97
      9.3
      Annie and Bette discuss about the closeness between Meg and Ben. Tim writes a letter for Meg stating that he's returning home and that he knows that Meg belongs to Ben. Cole proposes to Caitlin, but she turns him down saying that she still doesn't know much about his history. Cole persuades her to accept the ring as a pledge. Meg refuses to answer Ben's phone call. Eddie is surprised to see how Paula has changed. Mark arranges a deal with Olivia to be a D.J. Ricardo learns about Paula's job in Sacramento and he offers to help her avoid it, but she decides to take the job. Ben decorates his apartment a bit and then Meg enters. Annie sees them together. Cole confronts Olivia about what she said to Caitlin.moreless
    • Episode 149
      Episode 149
      Episode 149
      8/15/97
      9.7
      Cole warns Olivia that he'll fight for Caitlin if he has to. Caitlin advises Gregory to tell Olivia that he loves her. Gregory and Caitlin catch Cole and Olivia in the room together, but they say they were only talking about Caitlin. Gregory later confronts Olivia about her pregnancy. Meg is surprised to see the effort that Ben went through to arrange a perfect time for them, but she keeps remembering the past and realizes that it will always be there. Ben tries to assure her that he wants to be with her. Annie, who has been eavesdropping the entire time, learns that Ben has no idea that he made love to Meg in the cave. She confronts Meg about it.moreless
    • Episode 150
      Episode 150
      Episode 150
      8/18/97
      9.8
      Tim arrives at Ben's place and wants to see Meg. He gets into a fight with Ben and Ben almost discovers that Tim was one of the people that trapped Meg in the cave. Ben throws Tim out of his house, while Annie is talking to Meg. She remembers her that Ben does not remeber anything about sleeping with her, but Meg denies it. Meg warns Annie to stay away from her and Ben. Annie talks to Ben about Meg and Ben tells her that he believes he has a future with Meg. Caitlin tells Cole she wants to know who is his mystery woman and he tries to convince her to focus on their future, and not Cole's past. Olivia convinces Gregory that she is not pregnant and Gregory acts very mad when Olivia brings up a possobility of having another baby. Gregory does not buy Olivia's lies and wants call Tyus to hear the truth. Olivia stops him and confesses that Caitlin is pregnant. Gregory fells like he lost his little girl forever.moreless
    • Episode 151
      Episode 151
      Episode 151
      8/19/97
      9.9
      Gabi plays innocent when Eddie accuses her of sending Paula on an assignment in Sacramento. Mark becomes closer with Gabi and she tells him his audition went very well. Paula leaves Sunset Beach and, once again, says that it's over between her and Ricardo. Olivia asks Gregory not to tell Caitlin that he knows about her pregnancy, because it will totally ruin their plan to breakup Cole and Caitlin. Gregory visits Elaine and secretly tries to find out about Caitlin's pregnancy. Bette runs into Caitlin & Cole at the hospital. Olivia finishes with her appointment and runs into Cole. The nurse tells her to pick up her results and Cole is about to find out that Olivia is also pregnant. Gregory talks to Tim and tries to find out if he has some news about Cole. Tim takes the money that Gregory offers him and says that Caitlin told her about Cole sleeping with another woman in Sunset Beach.moreless
    • Episode 152
      Episode 152
      Episode 152
      8/20/97
      9.8
      Olivia tells Cole that the nurse was referring to Caitlin when she told her that she needs to pick up the ultra-sound and Cole buys it. Gregory confesses to Olivia that he knows about Cole's affair with another woman in Sunset Beach. He tells her that he will do his best to find the woman. Olivia tells Gregory that they should go to Europe and pick up all the women that Cole had hurt and bring them to Caitlin so that she would be convinced how bad Cole is.moreless
    • Episode 153
      Episode 153
      Episode 153
      8/21/97
      9.6
      Michael gets into a fight with Vanessa about Vanessa's recent actions. She tells him everything that she found out about Virginia, but Michael thinks she does not understand what happened in the past. He decides not to go on a picnic with her. Gregory hires Eddie to find the woman that slept with Cole a few months ago and Olivia warns Gregory that it might blew up in his face. Gregory finds out that Sean already knew about Caitlin's pregnancy and tells him not to say anything either to Caitlin or Tiffany. When Sean leaves, Gregory says that he needs to get rid of Tiffany. Tim and Annie stick around Ben's house and snoop to find some informations. Annie finds out that Ben has temporary amnesia. Ben and Meg talk in Surf Central and he tries to convince her about his true feelings. He tells her that he is ready to put his past back and that he loves her. Meg wants to know some answers about Maria and Ben is ready to tell her everything. Ben invites her over for dinner and she accepts. They kiss. Later, when Meg goes to get a shower, Annie comes to her room to return the diary. Annie is about to leave when Meg comes in and sees Annie standing there.moreless
    • Episode 154
      Episode 154
      Episode 154
      8/22/97
      8.5
      Gregory changes his mind about Cole and tells him that he is finally ready to welcome him into his house and his family. Cole can't believe that Gregory just said that, while he has no idea that it's all just a part of Gregory's plan. Gregory wonders why is Olivia trying to keep him away from finding out who is Cole's mystery woman. Cole talks to Olivia and tells her that he knows she was not at the hospital because of Caitlin, but Olivia convinces him otherwise. Olivia tells Caitlin a secret... her upcoming baby is not her third, but fourth baby. Bette gives Ben an advice about his romance with Meg. Ben agrees with her advice and takes off the painting of Maria from the living room. He puts it into Maria's studio. Meanwhile, a mysterious person comes to Ben's apartment.moreless
    • Episode 155
      Episode 155
      Episode 155
      8/25/97
      9.0
      Gregory says he is thrilled to learn that Olivia is pregnant...sort of. It's all part of Gregory's plan to keep Cole and Caitlin apart. Olivia is to announce that she is pregnant, forcing Caitlin to keep mum about her own pregnancy. Caitlin talks to Spike and wonders if she can trust Cole with a secret, if she can tell him Olivia is pregnant. Cole then enters saying what secret does she want to tell him. Ricardo is the mysterious person who enters Ben's house. He goes up to the studio where Ben is. Ben is talking to the picture of Maria saying he is moving on. Ricardo wants to know what really happened the night of Maria's death. Meg and Annie go at it in an all out fight! Meg throws some of Annie's priceless vases on the floor. Meg even throws one of Bette's ex-husbands (#4) ashes on the floor... glass and ashes are everywhere. Meg reads some of Annie's entries to Annie saying she was so clever, and sick for forging her best friends handwriting.moreless
    • Episode 156
      Episode 156
      Episode 156
      8/26/97
      9.4
      Caitlin is wondering why is Gregory so happy about her and Cole, and she talks about it with Olivia. While Olivia convinces Caitlin that she didn't say anything to Gregory, Cole is threatening Gregory, he believes that Gregory has a second plan. Annie confronts Meg about what happened in the cave. Meg answers by threatening to tell Ben about Annie's entries in Maria's diary. Tim comforts a sad Meg, who wants to return back to Kansas. Ben talks to Mark and decides to wait at Surf Central until Meg arrives. Bette is mad when she finds all of her belongings destroyed. Casey warns Annie to leave Meg alone.moreless
    • Episode 157
      Episode 157
      Episode 157
      8/27/97
      9.7
      Virginia is mad when she finds out Michael prepared breakfast for Vanessa, because she was cooking breakfast for Michael. She tells Jimmy about moving away. Michael apologizes to Vanessa for his behavior, and they spend a whole day together. They come close to having sex, but they are interrupted by Jimmy, who wants to talk to Michael about moving with Virginia. Vanessa is prepared for a war with Virginia. Annie is scheming again, she wants Ben to find out that Meg spent the night with Tim. Annie "accidentally" informs Ben about Meg's stay at Tim's. When Ben arrives there, Meg is showering, and Tim prepares the entire apartment so it would look like they were having sex last night.moreless
    • Episode 158
      Episode 158
      Episode 158
      8/28/97
      9.6
      While Caitlin and Cole are at the waffle shop, a beautiful woman bumps into Cole, which sort of makes Caitlin jealous. She even has a fantasy of the two together on the beach, but then she scolds herself saying the "other woman" meant nothing to Cole. Cole tells Elaine about the offer Gregory gave him and Caitlin to move into a condo. Gregory asked Olivia to look at some pregnancy pillows, Olivia just stood there in awe. Olivia says she still can't believe what he wants her to do, he claims they have to take the risk for Caitlin's sake. Gregory gives Olivia a file and tells her to get rid of Tiffany. Vanessa goes off in search of a scoop. She talks to Dr. Tyus about Virginia and how he knew her. Ben throws Tim out of his own home. Ben wants to know what went on between the two. Meg says he has no business interfering in her life. Ben asks Meg to look him in the eye to tell him Tim and her slept together... she can't do it. Ben kisses her passionately, but she pushes him away and forces him to leave.moreless
    • Episode 159
      Episode 159
      Episode 159
      8/29/97
      8.5
      Olivia tips off Gregory about Caitlin standing in the hallway listening to his conversation with Cole. Gregory uses the chance to give Cole pictures of his ex-lovers and claims that he gave it to him so Cole would hide it and put the past behind, because apparently he only cares for his daughter. Olivia forces Tiffany to write a goodbye letter to Sean and blackmails her into leaving Sunset Beach for good. Gregory surprises Cole, Caitlin and Sean by announcing that Olivia is pregnant. Annie informs Tim about Ben being unaware of the fact that he slept with Meg in the cave. Following a conversation with Annie, Ben goes to Tyus' office to find out if he can learn about what happened in the cave. Meg confides in Mark about what happened between her and Ben, and Mark suggests Meg telling Ben the truth. Annie and Tim let their passion get the best of them.moreless
    • Episode 160
      Episode 160
      Episode 160
      9/1/97
      9.6
      Annie and Tim start passionately kissing and giving into the temptation, but Tim tries to concentrate on their plan to break up Ben and Meg. Meg tells Mark that she can't tell Ben about what happened in the cave yet because Ben still isn't over Maria. Gregory surprises the entire family by announcing Olivia's pregnancy. Olivia begs Bette not to write about it her article, but Gregory urges Bette to do so. Cole wonders if Olivia's child might be his. Sean reads Tiffany's goodbye letter and Olivia consoles him. Annie hides when Meg arrives at Tim's place and she begins talking to him about changes. In order to distract her, Tim kisses Meg.moreless
    • Episode 161
      Episode 161
      Episode 161
      9/2/97
      9.0
      Meg thanks Tim for being a good friend and when she leaves, Annie congratulates Tim on an amazing job. Casey, Michael, Virginia and others come to The Deep to watch Mark perform. Kenzie flirts with Ricardo. Ricardo tries to convince Casey that he wasn't the one to blame for breaking up with Paula. Sean confronts Mark by giving him the goodbye letter that Tiffany left. Virginia begins dancing provocative with Michael when Vanessa enters the club. Annie overhears Ben asking Tyus for a favor to learn about what happened in the cave between him and Meg. Vanessa overhears Virginia talking to Michael about Vanessa snooping in her past.moreless
    • Episode 162
      Episode 162
      Episode 162
      9/3/97
      9.4
      Ben makes an appointment with a hypnotherapist. Meg is determined to start a new life without Ben. Cole has a nightmare of Olivia telling him that she's carrying his baby. Elaine is surprised to hear Cole shouting Olivia's name, but he makes up a silly excuse. Olivia is appalled to see an article in the newspaper that Gregory wanted Bette to publish. Gregory plots more against Cole. Ben tells Gregory that he hopes for a future with Meg, but when he encounters Meg, she avoids talking to him. Gregory gives Meg a job. Annie confronts Bette about writing the article about Olivia's pregnancy. Elaine tells Olivia that she knows what secret she's hiding with Cole.moreless
    • Episode 163
      Episode 163
      Episode 163
      9/4/97
      9.4
      Elaine warns Olivia to stop trying to break up Cole and Caitlin. Meg refuses to accept Gregory's job offer solely on the basis of being Ben's friend, but he assures her he'll find something for her. Eddie gives Gregory info on Cole's secret lover, while Bette and Olivia have to find a way to cover Olivia's tracks. Ricardo questions Ben about Meg. Annie and Tim hide at Dr. McRae's office while Ben is under hypnosis, and Annie, with Tim's help, lures the therapist out of the office, and then plays with Ben's mind. Gabi kisses Mark to make Ricardo jealous.moreless
    • Episode 164
      Episode 164
      Episode 164
      9/5/97
      9.5
      Bette pulls the fire alarm and uses the situation to erase Olivia's credit card number from the computer at the hotel. Eddie takes a look at the computer and finds out who Cole was having an affair with. Sean starts doubting Cole. Cole takes Caitlin on a romantic ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Annie escapes from the room in time for Dr. McRae to return. Annie tells Meg to leave Sunset Beach already. Ben wants to talk to Meg. Vanessa manages to convince Michael that she wasn't snooping in Virginia's life.moreless
    • Episode 165
      Episode 165
      Episode 165
      9/8/97
      9.0
      Eddie tells Gregory that he wants to reveal in person who the woman that Cole was having an affair with is, as Olivia worries about her future. Bette almost lets it slip to Cole that Olivia's baby might be his. Annie awaits the success of her plan as Meg and Ben discuss. Ben finally calls Meg by her name, and Meg throws him out of her room. Annie and Tim happily celebrate their victory. Sean tells Cole that he doesn't trust him anymore, and Cole is convinced Gregory has brainwashed his son. Sean encourages Caitlin to open the envelope containing the pictures of Cole with his former girlfriends. Eddie arrives at the Richards house ready to reveal the results of his investigation.moreless
    • Episode 166
      Episode 166
      Episode 166
      9/9/97
      9.5
      Meg is heartbroken after Ben called her Maria again. Tim calls Joan and asks her to contact Meg, and she does so. Caitlin refuses to look at the pictures of Cole with other women, but Sean takes a peek before destroying them. Bette, Olivia and Gregory are shocked when Eddie tells them that Bette is Cole's secret lover. Cole is surprised when Bette pretends being his lover in front of Gregory. He then prepares to tell Caitlin about it. Eddie and Bette start flirting. Annie encourages Ben to go an see Meg, hoping that he'll continue calling her Maria.moreless
    • Episode 167
      Episode 167
      Episode 167
      9/10/97
      9.0
      Virginia destroys the tape that Vanessa had of them talking. Jimmy manages to get in the football team. Gabi continues making drama around Ricardo in front of Mark. Olivia plays a victim in front of Gregory, being unable to believe that he would ever suspect she was having an affair, and he promises her that he loves her. Gregory tricks Sean into realizing that he needs to tell Caitlin about Cole's past. Cole warns Bette that he'll find out how long Olivia is pregnant no matter what it makes.moreless
    • Episode 168
      Episode 168
      Episode 168
      9/11/97
      9.0
      After Virginia rips up Vanessa's audio tape, they argue and Virginia walks out. Vanessa flows her to the apartment where the two have a heated confrontation. As Meg packs, she reminisces the times she shared with Ben. Tim who is at Annie's, calls Meg to see how the packing is going along, Meg says she's not ready yet, but she will be. Ricardo can't figure out why Gabi is so upset. Ben beeps Mark because he wants to see him right away because he wants Mark to tell him what's wrong with Meg. Jimmy and Michael continue to play football. Jimmy says he feels bad for not remembering his father and yet he's having such a great time with Michael.moreless
    • Episode 169
      Episode 169
      Episode 169
      9/12/97
      9.4
      Olivia wants Bette to get Eddie to research Cole. Bette wants to know all the details about Cole because she needs to pretend being his lover, yet Olivia won't say anything. Annie heads over to Tim's place to celebrate their triumph in breaking up Ben and Meg. Meg bids farewell to Vanessa. Ricardo informs Ben that Meg intends to leave town. Ben visits Meg and tells her that he remembers making love to her. Cole is jealous while seeing Caitlin and Tim say goodbye to each other. Gregory plans a dinner date with Caitlin and Cole. Olivia threatens to Tyus to keep quiet about her secrets concerning the pregnancy. A mystery man by the name of Mr. Dumont receives a phone call, and he is about to arrive to Grenadine's.moreless
    • Episode 170
      Episode 170
      Episode 170
      9/15/97
      9.6
      Annie and Tim celebrate their triumph and bid farewell to each other. Ben tells Meg that he remembers making love to her, but she berates him for thinking she made love to Maria. Tim arrives to pick Meg up, and Ben begs Meg to hear him out. Caitlin confronts her mother, thinking that Olivia already knows who is the woman Cole slept with, but Olivia tells her it's for the best that she doesn't know. Cole and Caitlin have a long talk about his past and both agree to put the past behind them. Caitlin seeks relationship advice from Elaine.moreless
    • Episode 171
      Episode 171
      Episode 171
      9/16/97
      9.5
      Gregory makes certain that his surprise will be at Grenadine's that night. Cole presses Olivia to tell him when she conceived. Elaine tells Caitlin that she really should forget about Cole's past, and the reason her and Cole are so in love is because their love is pure and true, whereas her romance with A.J. was love too, but Elaine got pregnant, which changed everything. Annie is certain she will get Ben know that Meg is out of the way. Annie tells Bette she has finally won the battle. Bette tries to explain to Annie that her obsession will get her no where. Meg agrees to hear Ben out after his many pleas. Ben continues to say he loves her, but she tells him that's what makes her so angry. Meg calls Ben "Ben" which forces his subconscious to say "I love you Maria." Meg in shock runs out the door and goes into her cab.moreless
    • Episode 172
      Episode 172
      Episode 172
      9/17/97
      9.7
      Vanessa tells Michael that Meg left Sunset Beach to go to Kansas. She asks Michael to make love to her tonight, she wants to be with him, she doesn't want the same thing that happened to Meg and Ben to happen to them two. Gabi overhears that Ricardo has a "date" at 7pm sharp, and plans to be there. Vanessa suggests that Michael move into her apartment so Virginia and Jimmy can really settle into Surf Central and have more room. Virginia tells Vanessa it is time that she back off, or Michael will be going to jail. Sean tells Caitlin she must be scared of something if she refuses to look at the pictures. Cole spots the Deschanel necklace around Olivia's neck. The family leaves for Grenadine's, where Cole is shocked to see Jacques. Gabi hops in Ricardo's car and is happy to interrupt his date, to her shock, he's on a stake-out.moreless
    • Episode 173
      Episode 173
      Episode 173
      9/18/97
      9.0
      Shots are fired and Gabi gets really scared. She freaks out and acts like she was a little girl again and asks Ricardo not leave her, the bad man wants to hurt her again. Ricardo is totally confused by this, but Gabi snaps out of it and thanks Ricardo for protecting her. He tells her it's part of his job, Ricardo misreads it as Ricardo really does care for her. The suspect got away and Gabi feels responsible because she forced him to stay behind.moreless
    • Episode 174
      Episode 174
      Episode 174
      9/19/97
      9.5
      Meg looks at her wedding dress and has a fantasy of her marring Ben, but he calls her Maria. Meg runs out in hysterics saying going to Sunset Beach was the worst decision she had ever made. Meg thinks of Ben who is thinking of her and their first kiss. Ben cleared out Maria's belongings. Annie was happy to hear that, but not so happy when Ben vowed to get Meg back. Cole is in Monte Carlo at a black jack table.moreless
    • Episode 175
      Episode 175
      Episode 175
      9/22/97
      9.6
      Meg walks in her room to see her computer all set up. She has a flashback when she told Ben "SB meet Dorothy". She closes the computer and walks away just as her dad walks in. He tells Meg he set the computer up thinking it will make Meg happy. He knows how she loves the Internet. Hank tells Meg that her mother told him of Ben, her boss. Hank ask if Ben was a good guy. Meg tells him yes. He reminds Meg that although she is really close to her mother, she has a father that cares as well. He ask her is she is crying because of her old boss and Meg said I don't know. He gives her a hug and goes back to work on the farm.moreless
    • Episode 176
      Episode 176
      Episode 176
      9/23/97
      9.6
      Ben awaits a response from Meg. Annie tries to erase the message Ben sent while he was out, but failed. Doctor McRae calls Ben to see how he's doing and if he has remembered anything since she hypnotized him. The woman flirts with Cole and tells him her room number. Cole kisses her hand, when he opens his hand, she slipped him her room key. Cole goes up to the room to find the woman in lingerie. Caitlin asks Gregory to see if they can find Cole, but to be discreet, she doesn't want him to think she distrusts him.moreless
    • Episode 177
      Episode 177
      Episode 177
      9/24/97
      9.1
      Mark checks up on Gabi to see if she's okay after the nightmare she had last night. She says she's fine, the stakeout just brought back some childhood memories of the night someone broke into her house when she was a child. While Chief Harris is reprimanding Ricardo for blowing the undercover operation, Gabi speaks up and says it was her fault. Chief Harris still says she has to bring the whole incident up to the Review Board. Ricardo yells at Gabi for interfering in the conversation. He tells her to save the sympathy act for the Board. She says she wasn't acting last night when she told him about her childhood memory. He apologizes and is trying console Gabi when Paula walks in on them.moreless
    • Episode 178
      Episode 178
      Episode 178
      9/25/97
      9.5
      Connie tells Meg that she hit on Tim, not the other way around. Meg says it doesn't make a difference things will never be the same. As it so happens Tim comes out from hiding and thanks Connie for lying. They kiss, but Tim tells her loves Meg. Meg decides not to check her mail, she looks at her opened suitcase and sees the picture that Vanessa put it there secretly before she left Sunset Beach.moreless
    • Episode 179
      Episode 179
      Episode 179
      9/26/97
      9.5
      Eddie gives Gregory pictures of Cole in Monte Carlo, Gregory tells him he will be compensated well. Olivia and Caitlin have a heart-to-heart about the baby and that it will be loved even without Cole. Olivia tells Bette that if and when Eddie finds dirt on Tyus, Bette will have to help her blackmail him. Gregory tells Olivia it's time for their next part of the plan, time for Olivia to pretend to miscarry.moreless
    • Episode 180
      Episode 180
      Episode 180
      9/29/97
      9.2
      Ben is telling Annie that Dr. McRae is working on another possible solution when the electricity in his house cuts out. Ben goes to investigate. Ben returns to tell Annie that his is the only house without electricity. Annie tells Ben that he's too stressed and starts to give him a massage, when Ben realizes that he can check his e-mail from work. He leaves. When Dr. McRae goes to Ben's house to tell him about the post-hypnotic suggestion, she recognizes Annie as the "reporter" who was interviewing her, then she recognizes Annie's voice from the tape.Tim and Meg walk around the Cummings farm reminiscing about the past. Tim asks Meg out on a date. After Tim reassures Meg that he's not trying to rush her, Meg accepts.moreless
    • Episode 181
      Episode 181
      Episode 181
      9/30/97
      9.8
      Eddie taunts Ricardo and Ricardo punches Eddie. Paula breaks up the fight between Eddie and Ricardo. Ricardo insists that he knows that Paula wants to be with him and not Eddie. Sean tells Caitlin that, after Tiffany hurt him, he's determined to save Caitlin from the same kind of pain. Caitlin insists that Cole isn't going to hurt her. Sean tells Caitlin that he's worried that Cole will leave Caitlin alone with the baby. After Caitlin leaves, he decides that she needs to meet Cole's former fiancée.moreless
    • Episode 182
      Episode 182
      Episode 182
      10/1/97
      9.3
      Vanessa confronts Virginia about her threats, while Michael and Casey discuss about Michael's relationship with Vanessa. Ricardo sleeps with Gabi, and Ricardo's guilt leads to a shocking revelation. Paula wants to reunite with Ricardo. Eddie helps Annie and Bette take pictures of Dr. McRae to use for blackmail later. Meg and Tim go out in town to have fun.moreless
    • Episode 183
      Episode 183
      Episode 183
      10/2/97
      9.8
      Ricardo tells Paula to call the cops if she believes that he raped Gabi. Paula takes Gabi away and tells Ricardo to stay there until the cops arrive. He doesn't listen and takes off. Eddie and Bette laugh at how they barged in announcing the pictures while Ben was there. They say they make a good team. Eddie tells Bette he hasn't found any dirt on Dr. Robinson, and she tells him to keep digging. Cole is sure the baby must be his, after all, why would Olivia want to have an abortion? Tim goes to Meg's room without her knowing and sends Ben an e-mail message "from Meg" saying she's going to marry Tim, he needs to forget about her. Meg goes and gets some fresh air and wonders where things went wrong with Ben.moreless
    • Episode 184
      Episode 184
      Episode 184
      10/3/97
      9.7
      Ben paces around screaming at Annie accusing her of driving Meg back to Kansas. Annie justifies herself by admitting her love for Ben saying how desperate she was to get him for herself. He threatens to kill her. Ben then notices he has new mail. Annie, not knowing it's the email Tim wrote, doesn't want Ben to read it, but he does anyway. Furious, Ben slams his computer shut, races out on the balcony and hurls his computer as far away as possible. His behavior is scaring Annie. Ben then leaves out the front door. Annie's cellular phone rings and it's Tim wondering if Ben has read the email yet. Annie says yes, but there is a problem.moreless
    • Episode 185
      Episode 185
      Episode 185
      10/6/97
      9.5
      In the back seat of a limo driving through Susnet Beach, Helena is headed to the Richards' to talk to Caitlin. She is reading the newspaper article Bette wrote about Cole and thinking about her phone conversation with Sean. Caitlin comes back home and sees Gregory waiting to talk to her. He wants her to know he will do anything to protect her. The doorbell rings and Caitlin answers the door. It's Helena and she wants to talk to Caitlin alone about something they have in common. Caitlin recognizes her from the picture and invites her in.moreless
    • Episode 186
      Episode 186
      Episode 186
      10/7/97
      9.5
      Ben tells Meg that he got the e-mail from her. She says she didn't send it, but who did, and at precisely that time, Tim comes waltzing in and gets okay'd by Ben. Meg tells Tim to stay out of her life forever. Ben professes his love to Meg once again, but she denies it saying no matter what Annie did, he called her Maria when they made love in the cave, she can't compete with that. She asks him to go, she has some things to think about. He says no, he's not leaving Kansas without her. Tim talks to Annie, Annie says the game isn't over yet.moreless
    • Episode 187
      Episode 187
      Episode 187
      10/8/97
      9.7
      Virginia says that she feels sympathy for Gabi and that she now feels unsafe in Sunset Beach. Michael reassures Virginia that nothing's going to happen to her. Michael told Vanessa that Virginia's been reminded of some painful memories. Vanessa apologizes to Virginia for not being sensitive to Virginia's concerns. Vanessa, Michael and Casey leave Virginia alone in the kitchen, where Virginia vows that she'll be the one to spend the weekend in Catalina with Michael.moreless
    • Episode 188
      Episode 188
      Episode 188
      10/9/97
      9.6
      Meg tells her mother, Joan, that she doesn't know if she can risk giving her heart to Ben. Joan tells Meg that whether or not she knows it, she gave her heart to Ben a long time ago. Ben comes in and Joan leaves them. Ben wants to spend time with Meg without all the pressure and distractions. Meg tells him she can't make any decisions right now. Ben asks for a tour of the family farm. Meg agrees when Ben tells her that he's interested in anything that matters to her.moreless
    • Episode 189
      Episode 189
      Episode 189
      10/10/97
      9.4
      Virginia pretends to be pleased when Casey tells Virginia that he's going to be standing in for Michael at the father/son football game. Unknown to Vanessa, Jimmy walked in when Vanessa was telling Virginia that nothing was going to keep Michael and Vanessa apart. Virginia pretends to be hurt by Vanessa's words for Jimmy's benefit. When Jimmy asks if Virginia's upset because Michael and Vanessa are going away together, Virginia tells him that she wouldn't be upset if she thought that Michael and Vanessa were right for each other.moreless
    • Episode 190
      Episode 190
      Episode 190
      10/13/97
      9.8
      While Tyus helps Olivia upstairs, Gregory muses that there can't be anything wrong with the baby, because Olivia's not pregnant. After Tyus says that the pain was just a muscle spasm, Gregory congratulates Olivia on the fortunate timing of her muscle spasm and then recaps his fight with Cole, including Cole's threat that Gregory may not be the father of the baby. Tyus remarks that it's interesting that Gregory never asked about the baby. Olivia attempts to explain to Tyus that Gregory thinks that the entire pregnancy is a pretense. When Caitlin overhears Tyus reiterating that the pain was a minor muscle spasm brought on by stress, she decides that she was what was stressing Olivia.moreless
    • Episode 191
      Episode 191
      Episode 191
      10/14/97
      9.8
      Gabi shows up at Ricardo's. He tries to shut the door in her face, but she pushes right in. Gabi tells Ricardo that she decided not to testify. She doesn't want to feel responsible for ruining his life. Gabi still feels that he took advantage of her. Ricardo demands a full public apology. Gabi says no way. She came over to give him a shot at getting out of hell, but now he can just rot there. Mark comforts a distraught Gabi. She claims she did what she had to do. Cole listens to Paula's problems. Ricardo tells Paula that Gabi paid him a visit. Before he can explain, the police come in and tell them that Gabi must have given the DA the go ahead. Ricardo is arrested, and Paula is left standing in tears.moreless
    • Episode 192
      Episode 192
      Episode 192
      10/15/97
      9.8
      Gregory tells her Sean said Olivia left the house early this morning probably to go to the radio station. As Caitlin leaves, Gregory says to himself that Olivia better be at the radio station. He needs Olivia on his side and not out causing trouble to his "plan." Gabi's talking out loud to herself about having to go forward with her lies and no turning back. Elaine walks up on her and says that Gabi is not going to get away with destroying Ricardo's life and Paula's as well.moreless
    • Episode 193
      Episode 193
      Episode 193
      10/16/97
      9.5
      Paula tells Elaine about Ricardo grabbing her. Elaine reminds her to look at things from Ricardo's point of view. Paula is shocked to hear that Elaine has asked Gregory to take Ricardo's case. Paula wants to know how Elaine could do that. Elaine tells Paula that she is not thinking clearly. Mark offers to testify that Ricardo has been coming on to Gabi for months. The Waffle Shop Ricardo, who is now out on bail, hugs Elaine and thanks her. Paula witnesses this and walks over to them.moreless
    • Episode 194
      Episode 194
      Episode 194
      10/17/97
      9.8
      Sean talks to Caitlin about college, he tells her he just wants to protect her, but it seems he's been hurting her, Caitlin says that's nonsense. Cole arrives and talks to Caitlin, he tells her he's going to come clean and tell her the truth once and for all. Olivia talks to Elaine and tries to convince her that maybe it's best if Cole and Caitlin left Sunset Beach, after all these bad memories...she already brought it up with Cole. Elaine is astounded Olivia would even think that. Elaine doesn't even want to hear it. Virginia is made aware that Vanessa took a few personal days off from work. She leaves the Waffle Shop in a fury, saying she knows what Vanessa is up to.moreless
    • Episode 195
      Episode 195
      Episode 195
      10/20/97
      9.4
      Virginia pumps an unsuspecting Casey for information on Michael and Vanessa. Virginia tells Casey she'd like to plan a getaway trip for Michael and Vanessa, because Jimmy had ruined their plans to Catalina. Virginia gets the information she wanted when Casey says that Vanessa and Michael are at his friend's cabin. Casey catches Virginia snooping around his room. When Ben realizes that Meg isn't willing to risk her heart again, he tells Meg he will always love her. They stare longingly at each other before he walks out the door. Feeling torn, Meg follows him outside. After hesitating, Ben finally leaves in a cloud of dust. Meg is left crying.moreless
    • Episode 196
      Episode 196
      Episode 196
      10/21/97
      9.7
      A young woman sitting next to Ben on the plane tells him that she's about to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in Malibu. When she says that it's silly to want to live out one's dreams, Ben says that without dreams, there's no point to life. Cole tells Bette that he wanted to tell Caitlin the truth and she tells him that it would be best that Caitlin never find out that it was Olivia that Cole had been sleeping with. When Cole tells her that Olivia tried to pay him off to leave town and take Caitlin with him, Bette tells him that Olivia had the right idea. Gregory tells Olivia that the alternative to going to San Francisco would be to tell Caitlin that they had been plotting to get Caitlin to give up her baby. Olivia promises herself that she won't go along with his plan.moreless
    • Episode 197
      Episode 197
      Episode 197
      10/22/97
      9.9
      Meg shows up at Ben's and they have dinner and a dance. Ben asks why she came back, she says she wants to give it another shot, start all over. Meg leaves, Ben asks if Surf Central crew are happy to see her, she says they don't know yet, she rented a room at Sea Breeze Motel just in case they rented out her room. Cole tries to show Caitlin he loves her but she pulls away and asks him to leave. Gregory is intrigued by the information on Cole; he asks Rose to come up with a reason for Caitlin to come downstairs. Gregory and Eddie put on a "show" for Caitlin.moreless
    • Episode 198
      Episode 198
      Episode 198
      10/23/97
      9.8
      Casey is upset that the cabin he was watching was on fire, but is happy that no one got hurt. Vanessa says she'll pay for the damage since the owner had no insurance. Vanessa asks Casey if Virginia was home all evening, he said she went out, then Virginia overheard and told Vanessa exactly where she was at, helping that older woman. Vanessa goes to visit Mrs. Jones, and reconfirms that Virginia was there.moreless
    • Episode 199
      Episode 199
      Episode 199
      10/24/97
      9.7
      Gabi takes the lie detector test. She recalled what happened that night at Ricardo's as she answered her questions. She didn't answer when asked if Ricardo held her down. Sean speculated that Gregory was the reason that Tiffany left. Greg said he had nothing to do with that, and Olivia backed him up. Sean told them he wanted to protect Caitlin from Cole too, but it appears that Cole really loves Caitlin. Cole was shocked when Caitlin dumped his stolen jewels out of her pocketbook. He explained he resorted to his old ways of life so that he could support Caitlin and their baby.moreless
    • Episode 200
      Episode 200
      Episode 200
      10/27/97
      9.6
      Caitlin explained to Olivia she will be going to San Francisco with her and will not be going away with Cole. Olivia tried to convince Caitlin otherwise, but Caitlin said it was final. Caitlin realized that Cole would never change. Going away with her mother was the only way she knew to sort out the mess. Meg warned Annie to stay away from her and Ben. None if the stunts that Annie pulled has split Ben and Meg up. Annie admitted she no longer has designs on Ben as she has bigger fish to fry. Vanessa and Michael discussed their problems about the cabin burning down and not having their weekend together.moreless
    • Episode 201
      Episode 201
      Episode 201
      10/28/97
      9.8
      Gabi recalls the polygraph test and just can't think of how she passed it. Ricardo shows up and has some "words" with her. Mark arrives and overhears just as Gabi holds Ricardo by the hand and tells him she doesn't want to hurt him. Caitlin and Olivia ignore Cole's screams from outside. They left out the back without his knowledge. Rose lets Cole in after Gregory gives her the instruction to.moreless
    • Episode 202
      Episode 202
      Episode 202
      10/29/97
      9.5
      Virginia turns the tables on Vanessa and snoops around Vanessa's apartment. Virginia is stunned when she hears someone at the door about to enter. Gregory and Cole have an all-out fight. Sean goes to Cole and asks help on how to catch Gregory in his lies. Cole shows Sean how to tap the phone. Sean is surprised when he overhears Gregory talking to the doctor in San Francisco and explaining to him how he is to sedate Caitlin, and take the baby. Sean has it all on tape. Caitlin and Olivia stop at a hotel in Santa Barbara. Olivia keeps felling the baby kick and places Caitlin's hand on her stomach. Olivia is in pain, this time it's not the baby kicking, she says she's having contractions.moreless
    • Episode 203
      Episode 203
      Episode 203
      10/30/97
      9.7
      Virginia looks at a picture of Vanessa and her mom. Virginia hides while Vanessa and Michael walk in. Virginia if forced to watch Vanessa and Michael kiss passionately. Michael leaves, Vanessa goes and gets a shower. Virginia goes back to snooping, but hears Vanessa about to come out again. Virginia hides. Vanessa's phone rings and decides to let the machine get it, but when she hears who it is, she picks it up. It just so happens that Mrs. Jones car was stopped on the night of the cabin fire, but the driver is unknown right now. Virginia is shocked to hear Vanessa looked into the car. Virginia leaves after Vanessa goes back to her shower.moreless
    • Episode 204
      Episode 204
      Episode 204
      10/31/97
      9.1
      Ben drove Meg up the coast to a beautiful area overlooking the beach. Meg said she couldn't believe he rented a red convertible just to show her dreams come true. Ben made a confession that he didn't rent the car, he bought it and it's hers. Meg was shocked and kissed Ben. They had to get going for the meeting with Gregory. Annie waited for Gregory. Ricardo came in, Annie told whom she couldn't believe he'd rape Gabi. He says he didn't and how his friends refuse to back him up. She says it's just like when people thought she murdered her father. Ricardo told Gregory to set up a lie detector test for him. Gregory was against it, but did it anyway.moreless
    • Episode 205
      Episode 205
      Episode 205
      11/3/97
      9.4
      Gregory told Eddie to step up the investigation on Gabi. Gregory asked Annie what he would have to endure to get her vote. Caitlin lost control of the car and it dove over a cliff with she and Olivia in it. Cole witnessed the accident and realized that it was Olivia's car. When Cole got down to the car, Olivia was there but Caitlin wasn't.moreless
    • Episode 206
      Episode 206
      Episode 206
      11/4/97
      9.9
      While looking for Caitlin, Cole gets seriously injured, and the paramedics decide to send him and Olivia to hospital, and abort the search for Caitlin. Annie plots against Meg again, she warns her about the article that she sent to Ben's house, but when Meg can't find it, she's sure that Ben got rid of it. Annie tries to seduce Gregory, without any results, but he finds new respect for Annie, comparing her attitude to Del's. Bette and Eddie bond as friends.moreless
    • Episode 207
      Episode 207
      Episode 207
      11/5/97
      9.7
      Gregory finds out about Caitlin and Olivia's accident, and he presumes that Olivia has died in the accident. Meanwhile, Cole, who found out that Caitlin is pronounced dead, decides to lie to Olivia due to her condition. A strange man found Caitlin and carried her off. Caitlin, who had only been unconscious, screamed when she woke up and saw the man. Meg knocked on Ben's office door. When he opened the door, she grabbed him and pulled him into a passionate kiss.moreless
    • Episode 208
      Episode 208
      Episode 208
      11/6/97
      9.7
      A sad Gregory and Olivia blame themselves for their daughter's death. Caitlin, who has been taken away by an unknown man, is trying to escape, by she is too weak. Virginia continues plotting against Vanessa. She prepares a special night with Michael at the cabin. Ben proposes to Meg. Vanessa and Casey catch Virginia and Michael, hugging in the cabin for warmth.moreless
    • Episode 209
      Episode 209
      Episode 209
      11/7/97
      9.2
      Meg accepts Ben's proposal and they go upstairs to make love. While Sean is blaming both Olivia and Gregory for Caitlin's death, Gregory believes that it's all Cole's fault, so he hires a hitman to kill Cole. Casey tried to assure a worried Vanessa that there is a logical reason why Michael isn't back from the cabin. Vanessa agreed, but that logical reason is Virginia. Caitlin woke up and was terrified to see a strange man. She told him she needed help. He picked her up and carried her off to another spot.moreless
    • Episode 210
      Episode 210
      Episode 210
      11/10/97
      9.5
      After being arrested for assaulting Gregory, Cole gets some help from Bette & Sean, who help him to escape from jail. Ben and Meg are finally happy, and while Ben is showering, Meg is looking for something comfortable to wear, and ends up in a closet, where she finds a secret box with scissors and bloody sheets inside. Olivia has an emergency medical procedure, which causes her to go into early labor. The mysterious man brings Caitlin to a Covenant of Saint Anne, where we find out that Caitlin lost her unborn baby. Olivia and Bette find out that if Olivia's baby will need transfusion, the two possible father will have to donate blood. Gregory, who has hired a hitman, wants him to kill Cole in jail. However, the hitman does not know that it's not Cole in jail, but Sean who has disguised to help Cole.moreless
    • Episode 211
      Episode 211
      Episode 211
      11/11/97
      9.8
      Meg is trying to convince herself that the bloody sheets and scissors that she found in the closet, are all Annie's work. When he sees Cole in the hospital, Gregory rushes to the Police Department to stop the hitman from killing the wrong person. Cole is in the hospital to donate blood for Olivia's baby. Tyus comes out of surgery and tells Bette that Olivia has gone into labor. Bette realizes they'd know who the father was if the baby was born that night. Bette warns Cole to steer clear of Gregory for everyone's best interest.moreless
    • Episode 212
      Episode 212
      Episode 212
      11/12/97
      9.6
      Eddie calls the police when he sees Cole in the hospital. Gregory believes that the hitman killed his son, but it appears that Sean was just unconscious. Sean berates him for his behavior. A sick Caitlin wakes up to find out that she lost her unborn baby. Vincent, the guy who saves her, comes to check up on her. Meg realizes that Annie probably planted the bloody sheets and scissors. Cole escapes and the police goes after him.moreless
    • Episode 213
      Episode 213
      Episode 213
      11/13/97
      9.0
      Sean tells Olivia that Gregory hired a hitman to kill Cole, while he was in a police call. Gregory finds out that Bette helped Cole escape from jail, and he fires her. A hot pursuit on Cole starts, with Paula and Ricardo trying to convince Cole to give himself up. Caitlin, who is sad about her baby's death, asks Sister Beatrice to not contact her family. Meg and Ben continues professing their love for each other. Casey tries to assure a worried Vanessa that there is a logical reason why Michael isn't back from the cabin, and Vanessa knows that it must be Virginia.moreless
    • Episode 214
      Episode 214
      Episode 214
      11/14/97
      9.7
      A sad Caitlin blames herself for the miscarriage, believing that nothing would have happened if she would have trusted in Cole. Annie is mad when she finds out that Ben and Meg got engaged. Meanwhile, Meg confronts Tim and she wants to know about all the things he did with Annie to break up her and Ben. Paula pleads with Cole to give up via car phone, but he declares that he wouldn't stop for anything. Caitlin explains to Sister Beatrice that she doesn't want her family contacted because of everything that her parents planned to do to her baby. Meg arrives to confront Annie.moreless
    • Episode 215
      Episode 215
      Episode 215
      11/17/97
      9.2
      After not learning his lesson, Gregory hires another hitman to kill Cole. Meanwhile, Sean and Ricardo plot against the police, and make a good trap which allows Cole to escape from the police pursuit. Meg questions Annie about trashing Maria's studio, but Annie denies any involvement, and then taunts Meg when she realizes that Meg still has fears about Ben. Caitlin tells Sister Beatrice that she doesn't want Cole to find her. Vanessa is full of joy when the patrol officer, who pulled Virginia over on the night of the cabin fire, confirms that Virginia was on a road near the cabin. Michael confronts Virginia.moreless
    • Episode 216
      Episode 216
      Episode 216
      11/18/97
      10
      After escaping from police, Cole ditches Bette's car and continues the escape by foot. Soon, he's attacked by Gregory's hitman. Vanessa confronts Virginia about her appearance near the cabin while the cabin was burning, but Virginia claims to have been taking a prescription for Selita Jones at the time. Michael actually believes in Virginia's lie, so Vanessa angrily storms out. Gregory warns Annie to stay away from Olivia. Bette blasts Annie for upsetting Olivia and warns her not to go to war with Gregory. Annie thought to herself that thanks to her dad, she has no choice. Cole realizes that someone must have found Caitlin when he finds her shoe.moreless
    • Episode 217
      Episode 217
      Episode 217
      11/19/97
      9.7
      Meg asks Vanessa to help her in the investigation of Maria's death. Cole kills the hitman that Gregory hired to kill him. Later, Cole arrives to the convent where Caitlin is hiding, but he does not realize that Caitlin is there. Mark, Casey, Michael, Virginia, and Gabi threw a surprise engagement party for Meg. Meg became dazed when she saw a pair of scissors laying on the coffee table. Mark quizzed Meg as to what was wrong with her. Meg explained to Mark that she was just nervous and that what she had seen earlier must have been a figment of her imagination.moreless
    • Episode 218
      Episode 218
      Episode 218
      11/20/97
      9.2
      Cole finally finds Caitlin in the convent. Annie decides to help a sad Sean, only so that she could come closer to Gregory. Ben accidentally lifts Meg's handbook, in which are the documents about Maria's death. Ben flipped through Meg's notes and said to himself that there were just a few secrets he needed to keep. Caitlin is reckless to confess to Cole about her miscarriage. Annie looked at old photos of Ben, Maria, and herself together. She wondered what really happened to her friend Maria on the night she died. Tim came in and gloated that they needed to take advantage of Meg doubting Ben.moreless
    • Episode 219
      Episode 219
      Episode 219
      11/21/97
      9.5
      Olivia tells Bette that she wants to divorce Gregory. Cole proposes to Caitlin and she accepts it, but she still isn't ready to tell him about her miscarriage. With a suspicion that Ben found out about her investigation on Maria's death, Meg is called by Mark to The Deep, where Ben is waiting for her, with a very serious question. Meg comes looking for her date book, and Ben lies to her that he hadn't seen it. Ben explains that he had to cancel their plans for the evening, because he will be gone overnight on business. Sean gives Gregory the family heirloom watch back that Gregory had given him. Sean declares that he is no longer Gregory's son. Gregory grieves for Caitlin while looking around her room. He vows he would get things right with the new baby Olivia is expecting.moreless
    • Episode 220
      Episode 220
      Episode 220
      11/24/97
      9.3
      Caitlin, who hasn't told Cole about her miscarriage, decides to get pregnant again, and then tell him about the miscarriage. Sister Beatrice was overjoyed when she learned that Cole and Caitlin were getting married, but she was disappointed to learn that Caitlin still hadn't told Cole that she'd lost the baby. Ben confronts Meg about not telling him it's her birthday, and there is a special birthday party. Caitlin tells Cole that she never wants to return to Sunset Beach again. Gregory came in to visit Olivia with an armful of flowers just to tell her he loved her and that he didn't know what he'd do without her. Although touched by his sweetness, Olivia still sprung the news on Gregory that she wanted a divorce. Bette informed Annie that Olivia would be moving in with them.moreless
    • Episode 221
      Episode 221
      Episode 221
      11/25/97
      9.9
      Michael and Vanessa try to reunite, but they continue fighting about Virginia. Meanwhile, Meg's surprise party is up, and Tim plots again. He hires Maria's double, Alma Rodriguez, to go to the party and scare people. Annie is the first one that sees her and she gets the fright of her life. Gregory went into denial when Olivia told him she was divorcing him. Gregory reminded her that they needed each other and that their baby needed them. Olivia said there was nothing Gregory could do or say to change her mind. She loved him, but their love had destroyed their children's lives and she wouldn't let that happen to the baby she is carrying. She was tired of Gregory running her life. When Gregory realized she was serious, he swore that he was not about to lose anything else and that he would never let her leave him.moreless
    • Episode 222
      Episode 222
      Episode 222
      11/26/97
      9.6
      Gregory finds out that Olivia plans to divorce him, and he threatens that she'll never divorce him. In order to make some peace between them, Michael invites Vanessa to Thanksgiving Party at Surf Central. Meg is first mad when she finds out that Ben moved her thing into his apartment, but when he explains everything to her, she forgives him easily. Cole noticed that there was something going on with Caitlin, but he just thought she was nervous about becoming a parent. Sister Beatrice told Caitlin that it was unfair to be letting Cole get more excited about the baby. Caitlin wanted to wait until she could see a doctor and find out when she can get pregnant again. Cole asked Caitlin where she had been going when she had in the accident. She explained she was on her way back to him, because she had found out her parents had been trying to break them up.moreless
    • Episode 223
      Episode 223
      Episode 223
      11/28/97
      9.6
      Gregory finds out about Olivia's demand for divorce, and tells her that he will never agree to it. Meg finds out that Ben moved her stuff into his house, and becomes angry, but soon she forgives him, when he explains that he did it so they could spend more time together. Because she overheard Annie ordering dinner for two, Bette mistakenly thought that Annie was planning a dinner for the two of them. Bette knew that Annie was up to something when she suggested that Bette spend Thanksgiving with Olivia. Caitlin padded her belly to hide her miscarriage from Cole. Cole and Caitlin chat about what their future Thanksgivings will be like with a family.moreless
    • Episode 224
      Episode 224
      Episode 224
      12/1/97
      9.7
      Gregory enters Olivia's room at hospital with a huge bunch of flowers only to find that she's had herself released already. Meg has a nightmare in which she's in the deep surrounded by people that she knows, but they each vanish in turn when she trys to get their attention. When she wakes up she calls Mark because she needs to talk. Olivia moves in with Bette & Annie. Caitlin makes an appointment with a Doctor to see when she can get pregnant again. Cole calls Sean and tells him that his sister Caitlin is alive.moreless
    • Episode 225
      Episode 225
      Episode 225
      12/2/97
      9.8
      Meg explained to Mark that she loves Ben, but she is confused. She revealed to Mark that she found bloody sheets and scissors in Ben's closet. Caitlin was devastated when the doctor informed her that she would never be able to have children. Caitlin blamed her parents. When Cole asked about the baby, Caitlin lied and told him that the baby was fine. Annie offered to keep an eye on Olivia for Gregory. Gregory realized that Annie has an ulterior motive. Ben gave Meg a monogrammed robe so that she wouldn't have to go digging through his closets anymore. Gregory pulled out all the stops in trying to reconcile with Olivia. Annie was eavesdropping as Gregory apologized, pleaded, and declared his undying love to Olivia.moreless
    • Episode 226
      Episode 226
      Episode 226
      12/3/97
      9.5
      Caitlin learns from the doctor that the car accident didn't only kill her baby, it also made her infertile. Meg talks to Mark about Ben's hate towards Maria. Ben talks to Charles, who advices him to declare Maria dead, so he could finally have peace with Meg. Meg overhears Charles talking about the life insurance policy that Ben took out on Maria but leaves before she hears Ben say that he only wants to declare Maria dead so that he can be free to marry the woman he loves, Meg. Vanessa tried to no avail to get more information on Virginia from Tyus. Tyus said he'd rather find out more about Vanessa. He was impressed when he recognized her father's name as a Nobel Prize winning journalist. When he asked about her mother, Vanessa said very little and excused herself to leave. When Paula told Elaine that she would be testifying against Ricardo, Elaine surprised her with the news that she would be testifying as a character witness for Ricardo. Ricardo told Gabi that he needed to talk to her. Gregory was shocked when he learned that it wasn't Cole's body that was found at the crash site. Cole must be alive.moreless
    • Episode 227
      Episode 227
      Episode 227
      12/4/97
      9.6
      Casey suggested to Michael that Vanessa wasn't the only one at fault for Michael and Vanessa's problems. He thought Michael was enjoying the attention he was getting from two women. Michael denied it. Casey told Michael that he couldn't just close his eyes and hope that it all goes away. Casey had an idea. Virginia found out that Cedar Oaks was an in-patient hospital. Ricardo told Gabi that everything that has happened has been his fault. He didn't rape her, but he treated her like dirt after they made love. He had hated himself and took it out on her. He had been attracted to her from the start, and he couldn't deny his feelings for her any longer. Gabi knew that her instincts had been right. When Gabi asked about Paula, Ricardo told her to forget Paula. It should have been Gabi and him all along. Ricardo kissed Gabi who returned his kiss passionately. Meg found Quint and said she wanted to ask him some questions about Maria.moreless
    • Episode 228
      Episode 228
      Episode 228
      12/5/97
      9.4
      Ben watches Meg questioning Quint, a fisherman who was a good fried to Maria, and later threats the fisherman to stay out of his life. As their divorce continues, Gregory threatens to take Olivia's baby away from her. Ricardo is trying to attract Gabi by saying that he wants her and not Paula, but Gabi doesn't buy the story. Eddie takes some pictures of Gabi and Ricardo taling, but when he realizes it wouldn't be good because he wants to attract Paula, he tells Ricardo that the pictures didn't come out.moreless
    • Episode 229
      Episode 229
      Episode 229
      12/8/97
      9.8
      Caitlin continues faking her pregnancy by stealing a pregnancy pad from a maternity clothing store. While at the store, she hears a story from a woman who had been having infertility problems, and she feels like there is hope for her too. Bette advices Olivia to tell Gregory that her baby is Cole's, so Gregory wouldn't threat to take away Olivia's baby from her. Meg continues investigating Maria's mysterious death - she takes a sample from the bloody sheet and decides to send it to a lab. Meanwhile, Alex Mitchum, Casey's mother, returns to Sunset Beach, ready for new challenges.moreless
    • Episode 230
      Episode 230
      Episode 230
      12/9/97
      7.6
      Meg sends the bloody sheet to analyze. Caitlin discovers the money that Olivia paid Cole to take Caitlin away from Sunset Beach. Casey gets a job as the community liaison for the Liberty Corporation, and he's proud now when he has a job in which he is allowed to wear more clothes. Annie, who wants to break up Gregory and Olivia, decides to find a way to use Alex and Gregory's friendship for her plan.moreless
    • Episode 231
      Episode 231
      Episode 231
      12/10/97
      9.5
      Sean visits Caitlin at the bed and breakfast establishment. Charles advices Olivia to divulge some of Gregory's best kept secrets, in order to insure herself to keep her baby. Gabi visits Ricardo and confesses her plan to ruin Paula's life, and her sad history, which makes Ricardo ask her why did she accuse him of raping her. Gabi bursts into tears, all confused.moreless
    • Episode 232
      Episode 232
      Episode 232
      12/11/97
      9.8
      Ricardo comes to the terms with Gabi's beliefs. She still seems to believe that Ricardo raped her. Meg is disturbed when she sees Maria's death announcement in the newspapers, which was published by Ben, who wants to finish his plan to officially declare Maria dead. Ricardo and Gabi arrive at the courthouse for the beginning of the trial.moreless
    • Episode 233
      Episode 233
      Episode 233
      12/12/97
      9.5
      Olivia tells Cole that she'll confess Gregory everything about their affair, in order to keep her baby away from Gregory. Ricardo's trial beginns, and Gabi breaks while testifying, she still accuses Ricardo of raping her. A few police officers testify too. Paula tells that she believes that Ricardo raped Gabi, but when Gregory asks her whether she believes that Ricardo could be capable of committing rape, she cannot answer the question. An anonymous person calls Ben and tells him that someone is diggin in Maria's past. When Ben goes to see who is it, he sees fisherman Quint, Maria's friend, with Meg.moreless
    • Episode 234
      Episode 234
      Episode 234
      12/15/97
      9.4
      Cole doesn't want Olivia to tell Gregory about their affair, because it would ruin his and Caitlin's relationship. Paula continues testifying against Ricardo, and says that she believes, in her professional opinion, that Gabi was raped. After Quint says too much, Meg realizes that Annie sent him to her, and it's just another plot of hers. Ben finds out at the marina that nobody was near The Mariah all day, and he rushes home, where he throws Quint out of his house. Caitlin decides to come back to Sunset Beach, to stop Cole from finding a letter in which she wrote to him about her miscarriage. Ricardo takes a stand in his own defense, and tells the bitter truth about the night he slep with Gabi, and when the D.A. asks him if he raped Gabi to get back at her for ruining his relationship with Paula, Ricardo wants Gabi to answer the question.moreless
    • Episode 235
      Episode 235
      Episode 235
      12/16/97
      9.7
      Vanessa finds a potential ally in Alex. Virginia continues plotting against Vanessa, as she finds the password for Vanessa's answering machine, where she listens to her messages and realizes that the patient in Cedar Oaks may be Vanessa's ill mother. She also advises Tyus to ask Vanessa out, if he like her. Gregory confronts Gabi with a winning evidence - a scrapbook in which Gabi explained how she was keeping on Paula and Ricardo. Gabi breaks, and confesses that she might have confused her experience with Ricardo with her childhood molestation.moreless
    • Episode 236
      Episode 236
      Episode 236
      12/17/97
      9.5
      Virginia continues plotting against Vanessa - she calls Cedar Oaks, pretending to be Vanessa, in order to find out more information about Vanessa's ill mother. When Gabi finally admits that Ricardo never raped her, that it was her father, Lorenzo, who raped her, the D.A. drops the charges against Ricardo. Sean drives Caitlin back to Sunset Beach, and Caitlin rushes to Cole's apartment, where she stops Cole before reading the letter in which she wrote about her miscarriage. Paula apologizes to Ricardo for doubting him.moreless
    • Episode 237
      Episode 237
      Episode 237
      12/18/97
      9.3
      A new girl appears in Sunset Beach, Jade Sheridan, Cole's ex, who knows everything about Cole's past, and she turns up on Cole's doorstep. She cannot believe how much Cole has changed, and she thinks it's all just a scam. Sean convinces Gregory that he saw Caitlin's ghost, when Gregory thinks he saw Caitlin in his house. Meanwhile, Olivia faints when she sees Caitlin alive. Meg decides to tell the truth about her investigation on Maria to Ben, but she is interrupted by both Annie and Mark. She leaves the compartment where the sheets and the scissors were held opened, which Ben stumbles upon later.moreless
    • Episode 238
      Episode 238
      Episode 238
      12/19/97
      9.5
      The people at Surf Central prepare for the Christmas festivities. Gabi feels guilty about everything she did to Ricardo these past days, while she's talking to Mark. Suddenly, she bumps into Ricardo on the beach. Caitlin doesn't confess to Olivia about her miscarriage, so Olivia believes that Caitlin is still pregnant. They both decide to go to Gregory, who is busy by Annie. However, when Gregory and Annie seem to be going somewhere, Caitlin and Olivia arrive suddenly.moreless
    • Episode 239
      Episode 239
      Episode 239
      12/22/97
      9.7
      Jade is trying to seduce Cole. She still believes that Cole is just pretending to be normal again. Caitlin plans a scam on her family, in order to revenge for the death of her baby. Gregory is full of happiness when he sees Caitlin alive. When Gregory begs Caitlin to forgive him, he accepts her plea -- Gregory will arrange a wedding for her and Cole. Meg's investigation comes to an end when Ben confronts her about it. She says that she believes it was just one more of Annie and Tim's scams, while Ben tells her the entire truth -- he destroyed Maria's studio and that later, not knowing that Meg had been in the studio and seen the mess, he cleaned it up. Ben burns the sheets in The Deep. Ricardo forgives Gabi, who cannot forgive herself for everything that she has done to Ricardo.moreless
    • Episode 240
      Episode 240
      Episode 240
      12/23/97
      9.7
      Meg talks to Mark about what Ben did in the studio and that she told him about the sheets and the scissors. She receives a lab report from the sheet sample she sent, and she tears it up and throws it in garbage, without reading it. Caitlin almost confesses Olivia about her miscarriage when Olivia asks her about her baby, but Sean interrupts them. After being interrupted, Caitlin continues planning to keep her miscarriage a seret. Gregory and Cole talk about Caitlin. Jade continues researching Cole's new behaviour while she's watching a videotape of her and Cole fooling around. She wants to find the Richard's house to track him down. Vanessa, Gabi and Meg decide to go to a psychic. Madame Carmen tells Gabi that she has been under a shadow, which has been lifted, that she will be taking a short journey, and that she will find true love in Sunset Beach. Carmen tells Vanessa that a door is about to be opened, and that once that door is opened, it will be too late to prevent what will inevitably happen. Meawhile, Ben meets with Grogan, a boat captain and tells him to go somewhere and check if everything is all right.moreless
    • Episode 241
      Episode 241
      Episode 241
      12/24/97
      9.9
      The Christmas day at the Richard's house bring Jade in, who pretends to be a caterer that Cole ordered. Each of the family members have their secret thoughts full of unhappiness. Ben gives Meg a special surprise, an island with a house on it, where they will go to. Olivia wants to leave Gregory for the sake of her baby, but Cole wants her to stay, in order to keep the baby safe. Jade wrapped up the videotape with her and Cole fooling around, and she puts it under the tree, with Caitlin's name on it. Carmen tells Vanessa that her cards relate to her mother, a journey, and romance. Carmen tells Meg that she sees a white dress and water in her cards. She says that Meg, Gabi and Vanessa will take a journey together and that on the journey, something will be lost, something will be gained, and for one of them, nothing will ever be the same. Carmen reveals to Ben, after the girls leave, that Meg's last card denotes danger, possibly death. Virginia goes to Cedar Oaks and pretend to be Vanessa. Vanessa's mother, Lena, who thinks she's talking to Vanessa, tlls Virginia to go out of the room, which leaves Virginia intrigued about a heavy relationship that Lena and Vanessa have.moreless
    • Episode 242
      Episode 242
      Episode 242
      12/26/97
      7.4
      Gregory tells Olivia that he won't let his baby be raised anywhere other but in his house. However, Olivia isn't changing her mind about divorcing Gregory. Gregory gives Sean $15,000 - he thinks that he can buy his love just like that. When Gregory gives Caitlin the deed to the condo on the beach that he had promised her, Cole is upset, but Caitlin accepts. Meg surprises Ben with a gift, an antique wristwatch, which has inscribed To SB. I'll love you forever, Dorothy. The Richards' family almost watches the tape that Jade put under the Richards' Christmas tree. Gregory seduce's Olivia, but she still isn't changing her mind about divorcing Gregory. Caitlin continues with her plan to pretend to be pregnant, and she asks Tyus about some advises for her friend who had a miscarriage.moreless
    • Episode 243
      Episode 243
      Episode 243
      12/29/97
      9.5
      Ben finds Meg's lab report in the trash and realizes that Meg has sent the sheets to analysis. Meg confesses that she ordered the lab report, but she didn't want to read it at all. Grogan talks to Meg about the island, and tells her that when you go there, you can't go back soon, you have to be there for the night. Ben calls a computer hacker to help him hack into a lab's computer, because the results of the tests were that the substance on the sheets was pure blood, which Ben wants to hide from Meg. Sean, who is also going on the island, calls Elizabeth to go on the island with them, because his original date, Amy, cannot make it. Mark and Gabi, who are also leaving to the boat, arrive at Grogan's boat, where Mark stops Gabi from opening his secret bag. Cole confronts Jade about her research on Ben, and she tells him that she left a videotape for Caitlin. Cole rushes to the Richards' house to stop Caitlin before she watches the tape. Caitlin plays the tape, but gets distracted and doesn't watch it.moreless
    • Episode 244
      Episode 244
      Episode 244
      12/30/97
      9.7
      Alex interrupts Annie while seducing Gregory, and she warns Gregory to stay away from Annie, if he wants to get back with Olivia. Olivia watches the tape that Jade put under the Christmas tree, and she warns Cole to keep Jade away from Caitlin. Cole talks to Jade and warns her to stay away from Caitlin. Jade continues snooping around Ben. Caitlin makes an appointment with a fertility specialist. Meg trusts Ben when he asks her about the stains on the sheets that she sent to a lab. Later, Ben decides that he needs to do something to Mark. Sean brings Elizabeth, his date, to the boat and Gabi mistakes her for Amy, who was meant to go instead of Elizabeth, so Elizabeth storms off madly. Ben calls Meg to inform her that he won't make it on the trip. Elizabeth decides to hide on the boat until the arrive at the island. She doesn't know that someone near is watching her.moreless
    • Episode 245
      Episode 245
      Episode 245
      12/31/97
      9.8
      Captain Grogan tells Sean more mysteries about the island -- no phone lines. Alex thinks about a kiss with Gregory when she told him about her cancer, and she's wondering if it means anything. Olivia accidentally hears Alex asking Gregory about Annie. Elizabeth finds Mark's camera on the boat and turns it on. While looking into Sean's bag, she gets attacked by a person in a skull mask. Caitlin leaves to a fertility specialist. Jade lies to Sean about a reason why Jade confronted Cole. Olivia is worried when she hears that Jade is going on the island too, because she might get too close to her son Sean. Cole is searching for a videotape in Annie's house and he finds her almost naked.moreless
    • Episode 246
      Episode 246
      Episode 246
      1/2/98
      9.6
      Gregory says to Olivia that his kiss with Annie was in a friendly manner, and Annie tells Olivia that she was just comforting Gregory. However, Olivia tells Annie that she can have Gregory, because she obviously doesn't want him anymore. Cole threats Olivia to reveal about their little affair to Annie, but when Olivia warns him about Caitlin, Cole gives up. Caitlin is hurt because she can't have a baby anymore, and she tries to confess everything to Cole, but she just can't come around to say that. A mysterious killer attacks Elizabeth. She begs him not to kill her, but with no good result. He wraps up her body in a tarp and pushes it into the ocean. The people on the boat are unaware that what they are seeing is Elizabeth being eaten by sharks.moreless
    • Episode 247
      Episode 247
      Episode 247
      1/5/98
      9.6
      Caitlin is still trying to tell Cole about her miscarriage, but she just can't do that, and Cole interrupts her, thinking of something totally else, their wedding. Tyus asks Caitlin about what happened to her friend who miscarried, and Caitlin tells him that her friend is infertile, so Tyus advises her to tell her friend to adopt a baby. Mark plays a little with the people on the boat -- he tells them a a story about a group of people who came to a party and were all murdered. He offers them a game to find a murder weapon, unaware of what is happening. Meg and Gabi go down to the basement together, where they find a doll hanging from a noose. Casey scares Michael and Vanessa on the boat, and Sean scares Meg, but it's all just a game.moreless
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