December 2002 by
Trying Phyllis... & Diane: Diane visited Phyllis and 'forgave her', and
shocked when Phyllis apologized for starting the fire. Paul and Jack
learned that Diane was instructed to take her cast off weeks before the
fire, and that there were no traces of a sleeping pill in her system the
night of the blaze. Phyllis had a mini-breakdown and imagined those she
wronged (Danny, Timothy, Brian, Sasha, Paul and her Father) lashing out at
her and sending her off to a life behind bars. Security tapes showed the
red-headed woman's wig blowing off in the parking lot of the paint thinner
store. Diane was exposed as the true culprit behind the blaze. She broke
down on the stand and said she loved Jack, but was not a criminal.
was released, and revealed that Jack had used Diane to free her.
Devastated, Diane refused to let Jack see Kyle, while Weber began
investigating her. Jack ordered Diane to face an investigation or give up
full custody of Kyle.
Almost Sued: When Larry mistakenly thought Jill was offering him $1000
sex, he told Michael to proceed with a sexual harassment law suit. John
Jill were livid when Michael told them about Larry's decision and demanded
settlement of half a million to keep it out of court. Guilt-ridden, Larry
withdrew the charges. Kay was disappointed.
In Love: Frederick and Anita fought to break up Raul and Brittany, who
remained strong in the face of the adversity. They made love for the
time since the accident and shared their first Christmas together.
Ash vs The Winters Sisters: Ash tricked Drucilla into admitting to
about the videotape, then demanded she keep her mouth shut and stay away
from Brad. Dru refused to let Ash be happy while Olivia suffered. Olivia
warned Dru not to tell Brad the truth, while she urged Ash to tell Brad
before he found out from someone else. Brad wondered if his friendship
Olivia was having a bad effect on Ash, but Olivia said Ash was
self-righteous. Victor offered his support, but Ash could not turn to him
because of her secret. Olivia warned Ash that when Brad did learn the
truth, she would be there to console him. Ash was disgusted, but decided
was time to reveal her secret.
Romeo & Juliet: Traci agreed to drop the charges against JT if he
Colleen to go back to NY. For her own good, JT told her he didn't love
and suggested she leave. Devastated, Colleen agreed to go home with
At Brittany's urging, JT stopped her at the airport and they ran away
together. Realizing the depth of Colleen's love, Traci agreed to let her
stay in GC with JT, while Brad asked for at least two weeks for Colleen to
see only her family. On her birthday, JT broke the rules and snuck out to
see her. He serenaded her with his guitar.
Winter Holiday: Wes bought Dru and Lily tickets to Paris for Christmas,
disappointing Neil who had hoped to spend the holidays as a family.
worried Neil would turn back to the bottle and begged Dru to stay in town.
Wes agreed to cancel the trip, and let Lily believe it was his fault so
would not be angry with Neil. Meanwhile, Neil suspected Dru's feelings
him played a part in the cancellation, and they shared a kiss.
Blame Game: Cassie blamed Sharon for the breakup of her family, while
defended her to the kids. Nick was bothered when Cassie visited Diego,
agreed to stay away from Nick's family from now on. Sharon refused to
attend the NE Christmas Bash with Nick, not wanting to spend the night
pretending. When Nick rejected Sharon countless times, she decided
was the only viable option. Nikki told her she hoped she left town for
Black Sheep: Victoria held Victor accountable for all Diego's injuries,
infuriating Nikki and devastating Victor. Diego worried Victoria would
resent him for ruining her family, but she insisted she chose a life with
him over them. Nick warned Diego that Victoria would eventually turn her
back on him and return to the family, while Victor forbid her to bring
to the company party.
Christmastime: At the Homeless Shelter, Larry played Santa and listened
Jill's wish list. Mackenzie returned to help feed the poor, and was
reunited with Billy who promised to focus on their love in the New Year.
Raul and Brittany were robbed, and spent the evening dining with both of
their sets of parents. Michael and Paul both showed up at Christine's
condo, shared a drink, and commiserated about how they each missed her
presence in town. Victoria bumped into Victor at the Ranch, moments
Nick and Sharon ? putting their differences aside for the night ? showed
to exchange gifts. The Newman Family tensely made it through a
together. Phyllis and Jack celebrated one year of marriage, and her
freedom, with a night of passionate lovemaking, while Diane was all
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