Monarch Cove bustles with final preparations for Jake and Elizabeth's wedding. There are plenty of problems to deal with, as Bianca delivers the wrong wedding dress to Elizabeth; Alexander and Kathy can barely get Arianna out of bed; and Jake continues to struggle with the feeling that he's marrying the wrong woman.

Jake's fragmented family seems a sad reflection of what could be if he marries Elizabeth: As Arianna offers Steve a watch for "a job well done," Sophia watches unnoticed, then later confronts Arianna, threatening to tell Alexander about the affair. But Arianna isn't the only one crossing the line. When she attempts to get her husband's attention, she fails, and it becomes clear why when he makes a pass at Kathy.

Arianna turns to Jake for consolation but only finds more to be disconsolate about when she discovers he's using her default coping mechanism, attempting to drink his troubles away. Jake goes for a drive while drunk and, unsurprisingly, ends up in a wrecked car. He crawls his way to Bianca's house, where he declares his love for her.

Still at Bianca's the following morning — the day of his wedding — Jake asks Bianca to give him a reason to stay. She won't, so he returns to the Preston mansion, beaten down but ready to do what he feels he must. Elizabeth, in her gown, gives him one more chance to back out, but he knows he can't walk away from the woman carrying his child.

Bianca watches from the crowd during the ceremony, but though he exchanges vows with Elizabeth, it's clear Jake can't get Bianca out of his head: At the reception, he asks Eddie how she's doing, and Eddie, now charmed by Bianca as well, asks Jake how he could marry Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, a handsome and mysterious resort guest named Parker, whose arrival went unnoticed amid the hubbub of the wedding, walks into the reception looking for Alexander, then swiftly leaves. Another uninvited guest, a hooded figure, slips into the mansion during the party. Sophia, who has returned home, unmasks the burglar, revealing Ben. Instead of calling the police, she gives him some of her family's possessions and helps him escape.

Back at the reception, the guests become restless when the bride and groom disappear. Bianca finds Elizabeth in Arianna's office, where Elizabeth drops another bombshell: Her baby may not be Jake's.

After hearing Elizabeth's revelation that the baby may not be Jake's, Bianca runs into the groom. She's torn between disclosing Elizabeth's betrayal and keeping it to herself. Before Bianca can decide what to do, they're interrupted by Parker Elian, who introduces himself to Jake as his brother. Jake barely has time to absorb this news when an alarm sounds at the mansion, and he's forced to leave.

Having helped Ben to steal from her parents and escape, Sophia soaks up the attention being paid to her post-robbery. She claims the robber looked like Steve, and Steve is arrested almost immediately. Steve swears to Arianna that he hasn't stolen a thing, and she lets him go without pressing charges.
The next day, Elizabeth confronts Bianca about their late-night discussion, and Bianca reluctantly promises to keep Elizabeth's secret.

Arianna gets drunk and makes a spectacle of herself and the newlyweds in the lobby of the hotel. After the dalliance, Alexander meets with Parker, who he takes a liking to, while Kathy sneaks into Parker's room to copy his hard drive. Parker discovers her, but sees an opportunity and allows her to keep his copied room key.

Heartbroken over Jake's departure for his honeymoon, Bianca accepts a ride home from Eddie. They share an intimate conversation in which Eddie reveals that he's a former cop with a history of falling for bad girls. He promises to help Bianca find her father's killer.

Grace has begun having trouble separating reality from memory, and a fall only worsens her condition. In her altered state, Grace lets slip to Bianca that Kathy is adopted.

© 2006 Lifetime Entertainment Services


Virginia Williams ( Bianca Foster)
Kieren Hutchison (Jake Preston)
Simon Rex (Eddie Lucas)
Samantha Shelton (Kathy Foster)
Shirley Jones (Grace Foster)
Matt Funke (Ben Foster)
Vanessa Lengies (Sophia Preston)
Rachel Ward (Arianna Preston)
Robert Colby (Alexander Preston)
Stephen Martines (Parker Elian)
Samantha Healy (Elizabeth)
Dillon Stephensen (Steve)
Craig Horner (Caleb)



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