Passions Update Friday 11/5/04 [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Passions Update Friday 11/5/04

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By Shirley
Pictures by
Juanita

Fox and Whitney are at the hospital talking about the situation Theresa is in with the babies. They sympathize with her predicament at having to choose to kill one baby to save the other. Fox says he knows how hard it must be for her to have to do that, considering her religious beliefs and he love of babies and her own son. Whitney says at least she can save one of them, and Fox says Gwen and Ethan must be pretty upset, too.

Gwen and Ethan are still waiting in the hospital waiting area with Rebecca. Gwen wonders why it’s taking so long to get the procedure under way and whether Theresa might have decided against doing it. Rebecca says if she did, she will make her pay. Ethan tells her not to say that, Theresa is having it done, and Gwen asks her to show some compassion since they are going to be losing one of their babies. Rebecca says the ends justify the means, and one has to die to save the other. Gwen says she understands that, but it doesn’t make the loss any less painful. Rebecca tells her to look at the glass as half full, since she will soon be a mother. Gwen agrees and is thrilled at the prospect of having a baby of her own. Ethan silently wonders which baby it will be.

In her room, Pilar asks her daughter which baby she will decide to choose. Theresa tells her she doesn’t know what to do, that having the DNA knowledge makes her want to protect her own child, but that would mean destroying Gwen’s only child. Pilar reminds her it’s not easy playing God. Theresa tells her what Ethan wants her to do, leave it up to Nature by telling the doctors to save the one that has the most chance at living. She says she knows he really wants that baby to be Gwen’s since it will be the only chance she will ever have of being a mother to her own child. Pilar reminds her that she was planning to keep Gwen’s baby anyway, and Theresa asks her not to make things worse because she just can’t figure out what to do. Pilar tells her she can just put her faith in God and do nothing, but Theresa says she realizes now that it’s not just up to her and she has to do what they want or else she will be totally responsible for what happens.

At the mansion, Sheridan is still shocked by the news Mr. Wheeler is really Martin Fitzgerald. She says he can’t be, but Luis assures her he is. He says he didn’t want to believe it either, but he has proof. He wonders how he didn’t realize it sooner and asks about plastic surgery and whether he had it to disguise himself so he could hide from them or so he could look in the mirror and not see the sniveling coward that had deserted his wife and family. Sheridan asks what he means, and Luis tells her that his dad is a tow-timing loser. (commercial)

Katherine tries to tell Luis Martin really isn’t his father, but Luis tells her he has proof. He tells them about hacking into the Crane computer and finding that Wheeler’s fingerprints are an exact match with Martin Fitzgerald. Katherine tries to say you can’t believe anything from Alistair, that it’s a trick, but Luis says it is true. Trying again, she says it’s not true, that she knows who he is, he’s her husband, to which Luis shoots back that she is not his wife, Pilar is. He tells her if she hooked up with him knowing he was a married man, she is nothing but a slut. Martin jumps at him telling him not to speak to her like that.

Whitney feels that Theresa is probably in bad shape, knowing the choice she has to make, so Fox tells her they should go to her. As they head for her room they pass the nursery and see the babies. Whitney is drawn to them and they talk about what a miracle it is that a couple of cells get together and end up as a perfect little human. Fox talks about how he never really thought much about birth control when he was young, figuring it was only up to the girl to protect herself, but now he realizes both are responsible. Whitney says most guys don’t realize that. He asks her what she would do if she became pregnant and found out the baby had a life-altering defect, asking if she would go ahead and have it or abort it. She is shocked by the question.

Gwen tells Ethan that part of her wants to be so happy for the baby they will have, but the other part mourns the loss of the other baby. She’s not quite sure how to feel. She realizes they will have to have another funeral, and even though Ethan tells her Sarah will be in Heaven waiting for the baby, Gwen still doesn’t know if she can make it through another funeral for one of her children. Rebecca tells her she will be fine because she comes from a long line of survivors, and besides, she has to since the other baby will be depending on her. Gwen agrees, and then Rebecca says it all depends on whether Theresa keeps her word. Ethan tells her she will keep it, then quietly says he hopes she will.

Pilar reminds Theresa that every step of the way she has been telling her that her actions will come back to haunt her, but she is her daughter and she loves her unconditionally. She hates the situation her daughter is in and would do anything to stop her pain. Theresa promises her mother that things weren’t supposed to be like this and explains how it came to be. She tells her she got herself implanted so she’d have a bargaining chip to get her son back from Gwen with, and when she thought she had lost it she got desperate so she tricked Ethan into sleeping with her and get her pregnant again. It turned out that she hadn’t miscarried Gwen’s baby and that she ended up pregnant with her own baby and now she has to choose which should live. She says she doesn’t know what to do now. Pilar tells her she doesn’t know, either, but wishes she did. Theresa says she couldn’t live with herself if she tells Eve to take her own child, but if she tells her to take Gwen’s, she would be taking away her chance of ever having her own biological child. At that moment Eve comes in and asks her if she’s still going to save her own child. (commercial)

Fox again asks Whitney what she would do. She isn’t sure and hopes she’s never in that situation. He agrees but still wants to know if she would keep it or not. Whitney says she would never put herself first.

Rebecca tells Gwen that as soon as Theresa has the procedure she’s going to go on a wild shopping spree, buying the baby anything and everything it needs and Gwen will go with her. Gwen says she doesn’t want to do that, but Rebecca tells her she does. She says they’ll buy something really big and expensive for the mother and also something for the “mother-to-be’s-mother”. Ethan tells her it’s called a Grandmother, which gives her the chills and reminds her the “something” has to be really, really big and expensive. Gwen reminds her that it’s not the time to be celebrating, since one of her children will be dying. Ethan agrees, and Rebecca is quieted. Gwen decides to go to the chapel to pray. Ethan says he will go too, but she says she’d rather be alone and besides, he needs to be there if the doctors need to speak with him. Once she leaves, Rebecca starts ranting about how she will make Theresa pay if she backs out on their deal. Ethan tells her to calm down, that Theresa will do the right thing.

Eve asks Theresa if she’s signed the consent form, and when she tells her no, the doctor asks if she’s changed her mind. Theresa tells her she hasn’t but she just can’t decide which baby to save. Eve says she thought Theresa was all set to keep her own baby, and Theresa says she was until she talked to Ethan, and he begged her to leave it up to nature and let the doctors decide which one stands the best chance of surviving. Eve tells her that’s the very reason she didn’t want to do the DNA test, didn’t want Theresa to know that information so she wouldn’t be in this position. Pilar says it’s the reason the procedure shouldn’t be done and they should let God decide which one, if either of them, will live. Theresa says she knows how her mother feels, but she won’t be responsible for the death of two babies. Eve tells her she has to decide quickly or there’s a chance neither will live. She says she understands, but she just doesn’t know what to do.

Martin tells Luis not to talk to Katherine that way because she doesn’t deserve it, but Luis says if she took up with him knowing he was married, she deserves that and more. Sheridan tells him she may not have known he was married, but Luis says he’s not buying it and that she is probably the reason he left his family in the first place. He asked what the problem was, wondering if, after five kids, he had gotten bored. Martin tells him he has no idea what he’s talking about. Luis says he does know. Katherine tries to convince them all that it’s not true, but Martin finally tells her it’s no use, Luis knows. Sheridan is shocked by the news. Luis has him say the words to them that he had said to Luis - “Yes, that’s right. I am Martin Fitzgerald.” (commercial)

Gwen enters the hospital chapel and kneels in front of the idol of Mary. She tells her she must know what she’s going through since she’s a mother, too, and asks her to watch over whichever baby goes to heaven. She tells her that although she knows killing one of the babies is against God’s law, but if they don’t do it, both will die, and begs her to let them have a baby to love.

Theresa tells Eve she was right not to want her to have the DNA information. She knows she has to make the right decision, and as a mother her whole being is telling her to protect her child and says she knows Eve understands since she is a mother herself. Eve agrees, but says Gwen is the mother of the other baby, and if one day she finds out the truth, she will know that Theresa killed her baby to save her own child and will never forgive her. She also reminds her that Gwen already blames her for Sarah’s death. Theresa tells her that wasn’t her fault, and Eve agrees, but says that Gwen believes it and asks if she wants to carry around for the rest of her life the fact that she is responsible for the death of Gwen’s two children. Theresa answers no, but she doesn’t want to be responsible for her own child’s death, either. She really doesn’t know what to do. Just as she says this, Ethan walks into the room and hears her.

Luis asks Martin how he could have just walked out on his family leaving them to fend for themselves. He tells his father they had no idea if he was dead or alive. Martin tells him he had no choice, but Luis says there’s always a choice. Martin tells him there were things going on that he didn’t know about, and Luis says for him to please tell him what those things were, how he could leave his wife, a saint on earth, who gave him five children, cooked for him, cleaned for him, and loved him with every fiber of her being and still does. He wants to know what she did that made his life so miserable that it drove him into the arms of “this woman” and forced him to leave them. He wants Martin to tell him about all the horrible things going on that Luis never knew about. Martin, crying now, says nothing. (commercial)

Luis is still waiting, but says maybe there’s nothing to tell, that there is no way to defend what he did. Sam tells Luis to calm down, but he wants to know why, and asks if he should take it easy because the man his mother loved all these years, the man she saved herself for, lit a candle for every night, and prayed every day to have come back to her is really nothing more than a sleazy, spineless cheat? Sheridan asks him to stop, but he won’t. He tells his father that for years he had fought the part of him that hated him for abandoning them, but that deep down he loved him and prayed for him to come home every night and managed to convince himself that his dad couldn’t be with them because he was a super hero, out saving the world and unable to come home because he was fighting all the bad guys to keep the world safe. He tells him that he believes that’s one of the reasons he became a cop, so he could fight the bad guys like his super hero dad. He tells him that actually, he’s not a super hero, and he’s no hero at all, and that he is as bad as Alistair Crane. Martin tells him he has to believe him, there is much more to it. Luis tells him to explain it, but Martin says he isn’t at liberty to tell him right now. Luis says of course he isn’t, because there’s nothing to tell, and that he is pathetic.

Fox tells Whitney that one of these days, they might have a baby of their own. She agrees, and he goes on to say he wants to have a houseful of kids once they get married. She answers that they can never get married.

Gwen returns to the waiting room to find Rebecca talking to herself about what Theresa might be plotting. She tells Gwen she is trying to decide what colors she wants for the baby and says she wants bright and bold colors for a bright and bold life. Gwen agrees and tells her to think about the fact that if all goes well, she and Ethan will be the parents of a healthy baby. Rebecca quietly agrees that yes, if all goes well.

Ethan walks into the room and asks if Theresa has made up her mind yet. He asks Theresa again to let God decide which baby lives. Eve reminds him that Theresa knows how everyone feels, but now it is her decision. Pilar tells him that they should go out and let Eve talk to Theresa. When they are out of the room, Pilar tells him that she watched him grow up and he’s like another son to her, telling him she’s sorry for what’s happening. He tells her it’s not her fault. She explains that she knows what has happened, what Theresa has done, but that she’s a good girl, yet once again she has made impetuous decisions. He agrees, wondering when she’s going to learn that everything doesn’t have to turn into a scheme. She tells him that what she did was wrong, but all she wanted was her son back and felt the only way to get him back was to become their surrogate and trade their baby for hers. He says it’s the only Theresa way. She reminds him that none of this would have happened had Rebecca and Gwen not taken her son from her. He tells Pilar that’s true, but there are other ways of dealing with it. She tells him Theresa tried the other ways, even fighting it in court, but she had no chance. She didn’t have the money and power that Rebecca has so they took her child away and he did nothing to stop it. He tells her his plan was to give Little Ethan back to Theresa once their own baby was born, but she tells him he should never have allowed them to take the boy away in the first place. She tells him she’s sorry, but he has to bare some of the responsibility in this, too. He was engaged to Theresa, then when he got Gwen pregnant he dumped her and married Gwen. He tells her he’s not proud of hurting Theresa, but he does love Gwen and Theresa should have just left them alone, not followed them to California. Then they wouldn’t have argued, Gwen never would have miscarried, and Sarah would be alive right now. Pilar tells him Theresa didn’t follow them to California, she went out first to get away from them, not knowing they were going to end out going out there, too. She says as far as Gwen losing the baby, it was an accident and he knows that whether Gwen does or not, and anyway, had he been honest with his wife and told her Theresa was in Los Angeles, she wouldn’t have found out by seeing them on TV, she wouldn’t have fallen, and the baby would be alive today, Gwen’s ovaries wouldn’t have been damaged, and there would have been no need for a surrogate. She tells him there is plenty of blame to go around for all of it. He agrees and says he’s sorry for his part in it, but he never meant to take Little Ethan away from Theresa. Pilar tells him “But you did nothing to stop them, Ethan.” She tells him she hates what Theresa has done, but her point is Theresa has had a lot of loss in her life - her father, brother, son, home, job - and says all he had to do was give her Little Ethan back and none of this would have ever happened.

Eve tells Theresa she has to make a decision because the longer the babies have to fight for nutrition and oxygen, the less chance either of them will survive. She asks if she’s going to save her baby, Gwen’s, or let the doctors decide. (commercial)

Fox asks what Whitney means about never getting married. He says they both love each other, but she says it’s not enough. He asks if her parent’s marriage breaking up is causing her to feel this way, and she agrees it could be, that and the way Sam and Grace, two people she thought would always be together, broke up. He tells her that Sam and Grace broke up because they found out she had a husband she’d forgotten about because of her amnesia, and that neither he nor she has ever had amnesia. There is no reason they can’t get married and have a house with a white picket fence and all that, unless she doesn’t like white picket fences and then they can compromise. He describes his idea of what their marriage will be, dog and all, but she tells him that’s not what she’s talking about. He asks if she loves him and she assures him she does, so he doesn’t understand what the problem is. He tells her people in love usually get married, and he is hoping they will have a family and grow old together. Whitney cringes, and he asks why it bothers her so much when he says that.

Ethan says he feels terrible, but Pilar tells him she didn’t mean to put all the blame on him since there is enough blame for everyone. She just realizes that Theresa is a desperate mother trying to save her child, and he replies that now Gwen is, also, and in spite of his religious beliefs, they pushed Theresa into having the abortion.

Eve tells Theresa to at least sign the consent form, since they will have to have that done no matter what she decides. They have to do the procedure or both babies will die. Theresa signs it, then Eve asks which child she wants them to take. Theresa, crying, says she doesn’t know. Eve tells her the clock is ticking, and Theresa tells her to leave the one that has the most chance and don’t tell her which one it is. Eve takes her in her arms as she cries and tells her she’s doing the right thing.

Martin tells Luis he’s sorry but he can’t tell him the reasons now. Luis says he wasn’t sorry when he left his family, and that he wouldn’t believe any reason the man gave, anyway. He asks God to help his mother when she finds out who he is and asks if he was planning to just leave again without telling anyone who he is. Martin says he was afraid it would be too painful. Luis mocks him for being so considerate, but he hadn’t cared about the pain when he left the first time. Martin tries to deny it but Luis won’t hear it. He says Martin ruined six lives when he ran out last time and they have never recovered, so he’s going to make sure Martin never recovers, either, hauling off and slugging him. Sam pulled Luis away from the man who said he doesn’t want to fight him, he loves him, he’s his son, and he doesn’t want to hurt him. Luis says it’s a little late for that and as Sheridan and Katherine both beg him to stop, he tells Martin he’d better fight him because he’s going to kill him, then slugs him again. Sam stops Luis again as the older man hit’s a chest and falls to the floor. (commercial)

Fox asks Whitney to tell him what’s going on so she asks him if he really thinks they can be happy. He tells her they can and they won’t be like his parents were. They won’t ship the kids off to boarding school but they’ll raise them themselves. They won’t keep secrets so there’ll be no surprises, but if something pops up, they’ll deal with it together. As he goes on talking, she thinks to herself that she can’t do this to him, make him think Chad’s baby is his. He’s too good for that. He tells her they will be together forever, the perfect family. Crying, she tells him she can’t be what he wants and walks away, with him following, asking what’s wrong.

Ethan goes back in the room and asks if Theresa has made her decision. She tells him she’s chosen to leave it up to the doctors and he thanks her, telling her he’ll never forget it. Gwen walks in and asks if they are just about ready. They tell her they are and she tells Theresa she had just said a prayer for her and the baby they are about to lose. Theresa thanks her, and Gwen goes on to tell he she really thinks God will understand. She then thanks Theresa for what she’s doing, helping her to become a mother, and that it’s the most selfless thing she’s ever seen, thanking her again for doing it. Ethan quietly prays that the baby that lives will be Gwen’s so she can have the happiness she wants so badly..

Sheridan tells Luis to stop fighting. Luis tells them he wants Martin to feel as much pain as they have felt all these years. Sheridan tells him to think how Pilar will feel when she finds out he’s fighting his father and he tells her he is thinking of her, that when she finds out her beloved husband deserted her years ago to be with this woman, it will kill her. Katherine checks for a pulse, then tells Luis he’s killed his father.

Previews: Ethan to Rebecca: “She’s sacrificing her own child to help Gwen.”

Rebecca’s reply: “What are you talking about? Both babies Theresa is carrying are

Gwens.”

Nurse to Theresa: “And you’re certain you can live with the decision you’ve made?”

Theresa’s reply: “Yes.”

Luis to Sheridan: “I just don’t know how my mother’s going to survive all this.”

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