The Monarch Resort Casino is open for business. Bianca has a winning streak at the craps table, happily reunites with Jake and quickly falls into bed with him. Sadly, it's a dream, and Bianca awakens from it in Eddie's arms, feeling guilty and melancholy.

At the Foster home, the family is overjoyed to discover that Grace, so weak only a few weeks before, has recovered much of her strength, thanks to the drugs her grandchildren provided. But her buoyance turns to concern when she receives a disturbing call from a man named Victor who is looking for Kathy.

Kathy, who is still having an affair with Alexander, is accidentally caught by Bianca while spending some quality time in Parker's suite. Bianca tries to talk her out of the relationship, but Kathy is convinced Parker will be her savior.

Arianna, meanwhile, tries to pull her life — and her marriage — together. She swears to Alexander that she's gone cold turkey, and she tells Steve that she's ending their affair. But when she tries to make amends with Parker, he spitefully reveals that Alexander was in love with his mother. Arianna runs for the nearest bottle. Disgusted that she's fallen off the wagon, Alexander gives her an ultimatum: rehab or divorce.

Attempting to bring normalcy to her own rocky marriage, Elizabeth plans a dinner party, but isn't prepared for the drama her guests bring to the table. Almost immediately, Alexander, Jake and Parker begin to argue about the casino and its future. Then talk turns to Monarch Beach, and Eddie brings up a traumatic memory of Bianca's: as a girl, she was caught in a riptide, and a boy pulled her to safety. Jake realizes that he was that boy. When he says so, Elizabeth is so shocked that she sets the tablecloth ablaze, effectively ending dinner.

At the casino's opening the following evening, Jake convinces Elizabeth that he's not interested in Bianca, then immediately goes to Bianca and declares his love. Bianca rebuffs him and returns to Eddie's side.

Also at the opening is the mysterious Victor. When Kathy see him, she tells him to leave, that the police are looking for him, since his DNA was at her father's crime scene. But Victor hass come back for Kathy, and he's not leaving without her.

© 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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