Original airdate: August 3, 1984
John gets a small shock when he arrives at his house and discovers that there has been a bombing. After making sure that Jade and Marisa are all right, he asks if they know who is behind this. Marisa explains that the police doesn't have a clue, since there are no witnesses to the crime. However, John is sure that it must be someone who is out to get Joe. At that very moment, Joe arrives and John instantly attacks him about the bombing - this is all your fault!, he fumes, and it's apparent that Joe is hurt by his fathers accusations. Marisa is quick to jump to his defense, and tells John to get out of the house.

Joe meets with the mystery-man once again at the abandoned warehouse. He wears a big hat, sunglasses and a large beard, and he doesn't want to reveal his true identity, but says that Joe can call him Dominic. He asks Joe to focus on the night of the murder, and not to let his anger blind him from discovering some important detail that he might have overlooked. Suddenly, Joe remembers that there was another witness to the murder - one of the guests at the party. He didn't come forward at the time, and Joe doesn't know who he is or how to get in touch with him.

Later, Joe goes down to the restaurant to have breakfast, and Augusta pretends to run in to him by accident (actually she was planning on him being there, and told her dog that they were going Joe-hunting). She sits down at his table, and orders some breakfast. Moments later, the waitress approach Joe with a note - it's Dominic who wants to see him right away at the warehouse. Joe excuses himself from the table, and rushes down there. Dominic tells him specifically NOT to reveal anything about himself to Augusta. Joe wants to know why, but he doesn't get an answer - Dominic has disappeared. Once again, I'm amazed why Dominic couldn't just write this in the note he left for Joe at the restaurant? Guess we'll never know...

It's time for Danny's big day in the spotlight! Today he's gonna skydive in front of the camera and become a movie star in the process! Jade is obviously thrilled about this, as she's hoping some of his success will rub off on her. Danny is very nervous as he's about to make the stunt, but his friends assures him that everything will go smooth. Indeed, Danny's stunt is a success, and the movie-producer is very pleased. He gets a warm welcome from his friends, and Jade even lets him kiss her.

Danny's instant success, turns to big dreams about becoming a real Hollywood-stuntman. Jade is jumping of joy, and asks to join him in Hollywood. There's only one problem - mom and dad Andrade isn't so pleased with Danny's aspirations. Finally, Rosa tells her husband that Danny has to learn from his own mistakes - maybe he just needs to get this out of his system - and they give him their blessing.

Santana is more determined than ever to track down her son. She relives the painful delivery in a vivid flashback, and says aloud that she has to find out who adopted him - or at least make sure he's all right. She calls the airport and gets a standby ticket to Acapulco that very night.

Since learning that Mason deceived her, Santana starts to plan her sweet revenge... she's gonna treat him to a very spicy dinner! Rosa warns her from putting that much chili in the casserole, but Santana assures her that she knows exactly what she's doing. Later, Mason arrives with two bottles of champagne - looking forward to a romantic evening with the elusive Santana. He takes one bite of the casserole, and grabs for the glass of water. Santana wants to know if her cooking is all right, and Mason says it delicious - while trying to put out the fire in his throat.

Peter Flint discovers that being engaged to Kelly Capwell is a quite lucrative venture. Why today the head honcho of the family, C.C. The Mighty, offers him a job as president of 'Capwell Hotel'! Peter is very grateful, but Kelly asks him if he's sure he wants to do this - she would just as well marry a high school teacher as a hotel-owner, and she doesn't want him to feel pressured by her father. That's quite all right dear, Peter says with a glee, I'm looking forward to my new life as an Executive Nothing - it's a big caréer-move for me! Moments later, Peter is enjoying his comfortable couch in his brand new office, when he hears a noise outside the door. It seems as if some uninvited visitor is trying to get passed the secretary without permission. Why it's Joe Perkins - angrier than hell, who wants a chat with his 'ol rival Peter. After some bickering back and forth, Peter reluctantly agrees to see him. Joe goes off accusing him of throwing the firebomb in his family home, but Peter firmly denies the accusation. Then the conversation turns to Kelly, and how Peter managed to break up Joe's relationship with her five years ago. Peter insists that Kelly is much better off with him, and assures Joe that he will make her his wife in a short matter of time. Joe fumes with anger...

Later, Joe arranges a little bluff for Peter... he calls him up on the boat, pretending to be a next door neighbor from his apartment building, and says that someone is breaking into his apartment. Peter leaves the boat in a jiffy, to check this out, and leaves Kelly by herself. It doesn't take long before Joe shows up on the boat - determined to have a word with the love of his life. Kelly shivers with shock when she suddenly finds herself face to face with Joe in the boat...

Original airdate: August 6, 1984
Peter arrives at his apartment and is surprised to see that no one has been trying to break in. "Perkins must be behind this", he fumes and heads back to the boat. Indeed, at the boat Kelly is stunned to see Joe face to face. She realises that he tricked Peter to get her alone, and she's quite upset about this. "I had to see you", Joe says with a strong conviction in his voice, "I still love you - I never stopped, and I know you still have feelings for me too. Don't deny it Kelly". Not likely, Kelly snaps, with her upper lip shaking like a leaf, and explains that her feelings for Joe died the day he killed her brother. By now we all know what Joe's going to say; "I'm an innocent man, I'll tell you!", but Kelly refuse to even give him the time of day. "I saw you standing there, over his dead body, with a gun in your hand!". Joe assures her that Channing was already dead when he arrived at the scene. Sure, he had a fight with him moments before his death, but he didn't kill him. In fact, all this is Peter's fault, yells Joe. He was the one who told Channing about their planned eloping, and that was the topic of their argument. If Peter had just kept his mouth shut - Joe wouldn't have a motive to kill Channing. Kelly thinks Joe only has himself to blame, and she refuses to listen to anymore of his lame excuses. She assures him once again that she has no unresolved feelings for him, but Joe can tell by the look in her eyes that she's not being truthful... Moments later, Peter enters the boat and throws a fit when he finds his fiancee together with that lowlife Joe Perkins. He pulls out a gun and fires a tranquilizer-shot at him, but misses by an inch... He warns Joe to keep his filthy hands of Kelly, but Joe counter attacks and pushes him to the wall. Kelly gets hysterical and asks the two gentlemen to stop it right now, and Joe leaves the boat... Peter blames himself for leaving Kelly alone on the boat, and asks if she's all right. Sure, says Kelly, I'm just peachy, but I do have a couple of questions; "Did you tell Channing that me and Joe were about to elope?". Peter gets upset and starts to yell; "Why, two minutes with that bastard and you're already starting to act strange!". Later he apologizes, and Kelly forgives him. In fact she does more than just forgive him - she suggests they go to Las Vegas right away and become husband and wife! If you ask me, Kelly suggested this because she knows that Joe's presence in town will make her fall for him again eventually, and she's probably frightened by her own feelings... Pure speculation of course...

Joe arrives home and tells his mom about the encounter with Kelly. "She was so lovely mom... so beautiful". But mama Marisa wants her son to wake up and smell the coffee; "When are you going to realize that she doesn't love you anymore? She's engaged to another man!". Joe refuses to listen to this; She doesn't love him - she couldn't possibly be over me yet. I'm just that unforgettable, you see. Well anyway, Marisa has a note for him that was delivered to the house while he was away - it's from Dominic and he wants to meet with Joe at the warehouse again.

Down at the warehouse, Dominic tells Joe that he knows all bout his visit with Kelly tonight. Joe gets upset and pulls out a gun. He points it towards Dominic and says; "Ever since I got out of prison, I've been shot at, bombed at and threatened to death on more than one occasion. I'm getting pretty darn sick and tired about this!". Dominic warns him not to point a gun at the one person that believes in his innocence.

Ted, Danny, Laken and Jade continue to plan their trip to Hollywood. Only one problem - the parents have to be persuaded to let the kids go. Ted explains to C.C. why he wants to go to Hollywood, but C.C. doesn't seem to like the idea at first. Later he realizes that it might do Ted some good to stand on his own to feet, and eventually gives him permission to go. Laken doesn't have as much luck with Augusta. She tells her daughter that it's completely out of the question! Laken becomes disappointed, but Ted gets her in a better mood when I spends a romantic evening with her at the top of a mountain. They seal the date with a kiss... Danny realizes that Jade Perkins is one popular girl these days - why today she's about to go and grab a burger with that annoying lifeguard Warren Lockridge. "What a turkey", Danny says, referring to Warren. Later it appears as if someone has let the air out of Danny's tires. Danny is right up there on the list of suspects, and Warren fumes with anger; "Listen tuna-brain, you better NOT have anything to do with this!". But Danny counter attacks; "Don't mess with the Mexican mustang!" (That must be one of Danny's all time most embarrassing comment ever)

Mason doesn't like to be played for a fool, and tells Santana that he doesn't appreciate her spicy dinner. However, he gets distracted when he finds out that Santana is leaving for Acapulco tonight. She seems very secretive about this trip, and doesn't want anyone to know why she's going there. Later, Mason tells C.C. that Santana is going to Mexico, and C.C. knows exactly why! "I warned her not to try and find the baby", he fumes and goes to make a phone call. He calls up a doctor in Acapulco, and tells him that Santana is on her way - and he's under no circumstances to reveal the truth about the baby's adoption. The corrupt doctor assures C.C. that his lips are sealed. Meanwhile, Santana has boarded the plane, and has a vivid flashback to the day she gave birth to the baby. "Dear God, I have to find him", she thinks aloud (is there any other way to think?).

Original airdate: August 7, 1984
Ted and Danny have arrived in Hollywood, and they are quite sure that they will make it big time as movie stars. And they are off to a good start - after only five minutes in the movie capitol of the world, they have already managed to get themselves a fly apartment downtown, and a swingin' job at a theme restaurant! Sure, there are some cockroaches in the apartment... and the job requires them to wear silly pirat-uniforms at all times, but this is only temporary, Danny points out. Surely the movie producers will start hounding them in no time! Later, our friends goes to see Miss Thomas, the producer that put Danny in one of her movie a few days ago. However, it turns out that Miss Thomas is one busy woman, and not even superstars like Danny Andrade can get to see her without an appointment. Eventually they get a word with her, but she has nothing to offer them, other than a small advice - get an agent!

Joe is greeted by two police officers, who inform him that there's been a robbery in the neighborhood last night. So exactly what were you doing at 9.07 last night, Mr. Perkins? Well, says Joe, I was meeting my mystery-friend Dominick in an empty warehouse. Unfortunately, Dominick doesn't have a last name, or an address, so there is no way that the police can get him to verify this story. But Joe swears that he's innocent. At this moment, Mason enters and rescue him from the interrogation. He warns Joe that people in this town will always look at him as a murderer, so maybe he should consider moving somewhere else? Joe nixes that idea, and adds for the umpteenth time that he's innocent of any wrongdoing. Later, Joe is looking for his framed photo of Kelly that was on his dresser. Mama Marisa admits that she was going to get rid of the photo. She tore it into pieces, and considered to dump it in the trash, but changed her mind at the last minute and saved the pieces in an envelope. Here you go Joe, happy puzzling, she says and hands over the envelope to her son. Joe fumes that he WILL make Kelly his girlfriend again. In fact, he's planning to see her today and give her a gift - all the love letters that he wrote to her from behind bars but never sent away. Surely Kelly would just love to read them now...

Santana has arrived in Acapulco, and makes a b-line towards the clinic where she gave birth five years ago. "My name is Santana Andrade, and I've come to see Dr. Ramirez", she tells a grumpy nurse in the reception. Sorry Mrs Andrade, but Dr. Ramirez is vacationing in Germany - can't help you in any way. Santana is surprised to hear this, since she phoned the clinic a few days ago and was told that Dr. Ramirez would be working all week. She hunts down another nurse, who was present at the time when she gave birth, and asks her for some information on her sons whereabouts. I know nothing, says the nurse with her lips tightly sealed. Santana smells a rat, and returns to the hotel to make a phone call to the clinic. Under an assumed name, she asks to speak to Dr. Ramirez, and is told that he's having lunch at the local bar. "I knew it!", fumes Santana and heads down to the bar. Indeed, Dr. Ramirez is sitting at the bar, having a few Margaritas for lunch (we can only hope that he's not scheduled to perform any surgery this afternoon). Santana enters with a clever disguise - a large hat and some dark sunglasses, and sits down next to Ramirez in the bar. "Care to buy a lonely woman a drink", she says, while batting her eyelashes in a very seductive manner. "Sure!", smiles the doctor with a glee. However, later he calls her bluff and says he knows exactly who she is - Santana Andrade from California. "Speaking of deceptions, how are you enjoying your vacation in Germany?", Santana fumes. She realizes that C.C. alerted the doctor of her visit, but she swears that she's not leaving the country until she gets the scoop on her baby!

Warren's having lunch with her mother at the beach. He explains that he spotted her having drinks with convicted killer Joe Perkins the other day, and noticed that she was giving him 'bedroom eyes'. Augusta gets upset and assures her son that she's not involved in some improper situation with Perkins, but adds that she doesn't like to be told what do do... or who to date!

Kelly and C.C. are at the country club to watch Peter play polo. C.C. tells his daughter that he's planning a cocktail-party in Peter's honor, and he would like her to be the hostess at the party. Sounds wonderful, says Kelly with a smile, and gladly accepts the offer. Shortly after C.C. exits, Joe arrives. Kelly is annoyed to see him again, and explains that she wants nothing to do with him. Joe says he has to give her something, and hands over the letters. "Here you go - these are some letter that I wrote to you while I was in prison. You should read them. I wrote all about our wonderful times together... it was all I could I could think about", he says. Kelly is less then interested in reading up on five years worth of Joe's emotional garbage, but reluctantly agrees to accept the letters... might be handy to have around in case we run out of toilet paper... Meanwhile, out on the polo-field, Peters spots his fiancee in the company of that annoying Joe Perkins, and quickly goes of the horse to rescue her. Unfortunately, as he's running across the field, he's attacked by another horse, and is in a nasty accident. Kelly, who sees this from afar, screams with horror! Peter's in quite bad shape, and he's carried on a stretcher to the side of the field while waiting for an ambulance. Kelly is fuming mad and tells Joe that this is all his fault!

Later, while Joe's driving home in his car, he gets the surprise of his life when he notices that someone is hiding in the back seat and points a gun at him. Who could it be...? Monday can't come soon enough!

Original airdate: August 8, 1984
Of course, the man that showed up in the back seat of Joe's car, turned out to be Dominick. He explains that they have to start trusting each other if they are going to solve this murder-mystery together. Joe thinks that it would be a good start if he takes down his gun then, but Dominick says that he only wants to make sure that Joe doesn't turn around and blow his cover. He also suggests that Joe go over to the Capwell-house and takes a peak inside Channings old room. It has been locked ever since his death, Dominick says, and there might be a clue to the real killer there. Quite odd that Dominick would know this, huh? Well, the plot thickens I suppose...

Santana continues to bother Dr. Ramirez with questions about her baby, and she wants to know what happened to him. Sure, says the doc with a glee, but everything has a price. Luckily the truth is on sale today, and Santana is offered to get the whole scoop if she only agrees to give him some 'whoopee between the sheets' in return. Thanks, but no thanks, says Santana and starts to walk away. Ramirez is surprised that she's not willing to take him up on the offer, as he thought she were willing to do ANYTHING to get the truth. "I've heard enough to get the rest of the truth - and you will know exactly what I mean by that in a matter of minutes", she says and leaves the restaurant. Indeed, five minutes later, Ramirez receives a call from Santana. He hopes that she's changed her mind about his indecent proposal, but she just asks him to listen carefully. She then places a tape recorder next to the phone, and reveals that she was taping their entire conversation at the bar. Surely, the medical board would be just thrilled to hear about the good doc's bedside manner? Ramirez panics, and offers to tell the whole truth about her baby. Here's the scoop: C.C. Capwell came to the clinic and picked up the baby personally, right after the delivery. He drove off in a limousine with a mysterious lady in red. That's all I know, the doc promises. Santana hangs up the phone and fumes angrily that C.C. has known of her baby's whereabouts this whole time! That bastard! Grrrrr... well, he's not gonna get away with this! She calls him up at his house, and says she knows EVERYTHING about the baby. She's returning to Santa Barbara tonight, and expects to have a chat with him first thing in the morning! C.C. looks mighty worried...

As I reported in the last summary, Kelly was fuming mad at Joe and held him responsible for Peter's recent polo-accident. Well, today she's singing a different tune - Joe is completely innocent of any wrongdoing, and Peter only has himself to blame. "But Kelly, look at me - I'm laying here in pain just because I tried to rescue you from that murdering bastard", Peter says angrily. That's right, you only have yourself to blame honey, Kelly says to her hubby-to-be. She also adds that she doesn't want any charges held against Joe because of this, and Mason swears that he will treat the situation fair and square. Later, Kelly has a heart-to-heart with housekeeper Rosa, who also has been the only mother-figure in her life since her real mother died. (Rosa sure does deserve a raise if you ask me!). Kelly admits that Joe's return has stirred up some old feelings, but the wise woman tells her that marrying Peter is the right thing to do. "That's just it... sometimes I don't know what is the right or wrong thing to do", a troubled Kelly says. Later, she considers to read Joe's old loveletters, but ultimately decides against it, since she has to get ready for C.C.'s cocktail-party.

Shortly before the party is about to begin, C.C. enters the living room and compliments Kelly on the lovely dress that she's wearing. Surely, Robin Wright is a true beauty, but the dress she has on is quite strange-looking... it's very "puffed up" in the back-area, and makes her behind look HUGE. Maybe this was a cool trend in 1984, but it looks rather ridiculous these days... Anyway, Kelly appreciates her fathers compliment and goes to work on his tie. Speaking of nothing, how come you haven't remarried since mom died, dad? Well, says C.C., surely a lot of women have passed by my bedroom in the last couple of years (I'm just that charming), but none of them could compare to your mother, Sophia... she was my soulmate, and there's no one like her. How true, says Kelly - glad that she's still the only girl in her daddy's life...

Mason arrives to the party with his date for the evening - a hefty blond with a unique personality. "Oh, this place rocks! So where's the bar?", is her first comment as she enters the house. C.C. looks less than pleased and wants to know where he found this bimbo-golddigger. Mason snaps that he is fully capable of choosing his own dates without daddy's interference.

Then it's time for C.C. to make a toast. First he would like to toast his soon to be son-in-law, Peter Flint, who is resting upstairs due to his nasty polo-accident. "And then, I would like to propose a toast to my son - the next district attorney of Santa Barbara - Channing Capwell!" Kelly discreetly reminds him that his son's name is Mason, and C.C. apologizes for the unfortunate slip of the tounge. But it's too late - Mason is upset, and about to head out the door. C.C. stops him, and assures him that he didn't mean to call him by the wrong name. However, Mason feels that he has to get something off his chest - True, I was your firstborn, but I always came in second place. Channing was your favourite-son, and that's why you made him your namesake, right? Wrong, says C.C. and explains that Pamela (Mason's mother I presume?), wouldn't let him name the boy after himself. Mason isn't buying his fathers story, and fumes that he surely wishes that he had died instead of Channing... C.C. doesn't argue this point...

Jade is on her way to a party at the beach, and asks Joe for some fashion-advice (and boy could she use some...). Joe says she looks fine, but comments that her dress is a little too revealing for a beautiful young woman to wear alone at night. I'll be fine, she assures her over protective big brother, and goes off to the party. And Jade truly is the life at the party. All the guys are really impressed with her ability to tie a knot of a cherry-twig, using only her tounge... Everybody cheers, and then Jade is asked to the dance floor by some young John Travolta-impersonator. Later, the party-mood takes a big halt, when a young hooligan sits down at the bar and starts to make comments about "Killer-Perkins younger sister". Jade gets upset, and demands that he never calls her innocent brother by that name ever again! At this moment, Joe arrives to the party, and he's got something to say to everyone: He's and innocent man - and they will all live to regret their nasty comments! C'mon sis, let's blow this joint! Sure, big-bro - nothin' but sickos here anyway!

Back home, Jade is upset at what happened. Joe assures her that he's all right and offers a hug. Later, he suggests that Jade go on a vacation, and stays out of town until he has been able to clear his name. Why, isn't there's someplace where she always wanted to go? Hollywood, smiles Jade! Wow, that would be a dream come true for me! I'll go pack right away! Yahoo!

Celebrity-appearances today! In addition to the happenings above, we were also treated to some celebrity-appearances today:
Janine Turner
Janine has appeared in the hit TV-show "Northern Exposure", and also starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Cliffhanger". Today, she ordered a pizza from our very own Ted Capwell, who's currently working as a delivery-boy in downtown L.A.

Renee Jones
If the lady to Kelly's left seems familiar, it might be because she's currently starring in the soap opera "Days of Our Lives", where she plays Alexia Carver. Today, she played a doctor who ordered Peter Flint to rest in bed due to his polo-accident the other day.

Tim Robbins
One of my favourite-actors, who starred in one of my favourite-movies; "The Shawshank Redemption", appeared in Santa Barbara today as that nasty hooligan who taunted Joe Perkins at the beach-party. I guess we all have to start somewhere...

Original airdate: August 9, 1984
Today we start with Kelly, who's suffering from some torn feelings. Should she read Joe's letter or not? No, it'll do nothing good, she says and throws them in the fireplace. But then she changes her mind, and picks up one of the letters. Then she sent it my way, so I could post it here on the page! So grab a tissue and let's get to it:

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After reading this, she has tears in her eyes, and flashes back to some memorable moments at the beach a la 1979. But finally she throws the letter in the fireplace...

Joe has his daily visit with Dominick, but I'll spare you the transcript, because it was just a lot of rehashing from yesterday. Fresh from his meeting with Dominick, he arrives at the Capwell gate - determined to search through Channings old room for clues. Kelly stops him and says that it's out of the question - the Capwell estate is off limits for him. Joe gives her his old "I'm innocent"-speech, but it does no good - Kelly is still fuming that she doesn't believe a word he says. Joe then asks if she read any of his letters, but Kelly snaps that she burned them without reading a single one! (Is Kelly's nose growing or what?!). None of them notices that Peter is watching them from his bedroom-window, and he is NOT happy!

Peter is even more upset when Kelly doesn't immediately admit that she had a chat with Perkins. He has to drag it out of her, and he fears that she never would have told him otherwise. Kelly looks less then concerned, and says it was no big deal - and she is fully capable of taking care of herself! She assures her fiance that she loves him, and seals it with a kiss. Later, Kelly has a big surprise for Peter - C.C. has bought him a brand new Mercedes! Peter jumps with joy and can hardly believe it's true, but Kelly says that he is her fiance, and therefor he's the best - and he deserves the best... (Oh, please...) Peter is thrilled!

Jade tries to talk her parents into letting her go on a trip to Hollywood. Daddy Perkins doesn't like the idea at first - that town could be very dangerous for a lonely 17-year old girl. But then he's reminded that Santa Barbara could also be quite dangerous ever since Joe got out of jail, so maybe Hollywood wouldn't be such a bad place for her to be... Jade is thrilled, and then goes to work on her mother: Marisa says she wants to talk it over with her dad first, but if he agrees to this, then she will let her go. Jade tells her that John already gave her his blessing, so that means she could go right away! Watch out Debra Winger - there's a new girl in town!, she says, smiling from ear to ear. She stops by to see Laken, and asks if she wants to go with her, but Augusta won't hear of it! Laken will go nowhere until her father returns from Bali. Later, there's a knock on Ted and Danny's door in Hollywood. They are surprised to see that Jade has arrived.

Santana is home from her trip to Acapulco, and tells her mother about what happened. Rosa is shocked to hear that C.C. has been lying all along, and now she's tempted to quit her job. Santana assures her that won't be necessary - she can handle this situation all by herself. She goes over to confront C.C., and he admits that he has contact with the boy - and he knows where he is, but it really would be best if Santana just forgot this and got on with her life... He reminds her that she was in favor of the adoption all those years ago. I was 17 years old - and scared to death when I found out I was pregnant, Santana fumes, and you used that! You really are a CRUEL man, you know that?! C.C. maintains that he only did what he thought was right for both her and his successful son. You took away a part of me!, cries Santana, but this is where it ends! She's determined to find him, and nothing is going to stop her. She has to make sure that he's all right... that his new mother loves him as much as she should... that she tucks him in at night... that she packs a lunchbox for him when he goes to school... C.C. and Santana's chat is rudely interrupted by a man who bursts through the door and says that one of the oilrigs have exploded. C.C. panics and rush out of the house... leaving Santana alone with her tears.

Joe finds an envelope in his mail when he gets home. There's the floor-plan of the Capwell-house that Dominick has sent him. Now he knows exactly where to find Channings room - it's right next to Kelly's. "Well, let's get to it then", says Joe. I couldn't agree more - let's go in there and see what we can find... can't wait!