09/18/2000 O-Town Plays At Bianca's Party

"Bianca went running into the ladies room hyperventilating. She was trying to convince herself that everything is OK and people only want to wish her the best. While she was in there, another woman came in and asked her if she was OK. The woman introduced herself as Allison Jones and told Bianca that her parents are friends with Erica. Bianca told her that it really felt weird because this was her party and she had never met Allison. Allison offered to sit with Bianca and told her to find a corner to hide in and she would be right out. Allison was taping the conversation and stated that if the rest of the night would be this easy, she would have a major scoop.

Erica was in the dining room talking to Jack and telling him that it had been a long time since he had her on his arm and wanted to know how it felt. Jack told Erica that it was an honor. He was really surprised that she was able to get ready in record time and also be on time for the party. Erica reminded him that this party was for Bianca and she was not going to be late. She wanted to make sure that everything would be perfect. She said that her biggest accomplishment was landing "O-Town" for the party and the band manager had something special for Bianca. Erica said that Bianca would be thrilled but Jack reminded her that Bianca had not said anything good about coming to this party. Erica told Jack that Bianca will have the time of her life and that was all she wanted. Bianca came into the room and when Erica called her name, she was a little jumpy. Bianca said that she was nervous. Jack told her that "her Uncle Jack" was here for her and for her to take his arm and he will handle the crowd. Erica started fussing over Bianca's hair and wanted to make sure that every hair on her head was in place. Allison was watching from the other side of the room.

Bianca told her mom that she wants people to like her for what she is. Her Uncle Jack told her that she looked beautiful. Bianca said that she wished her Dad would finally show up. She wanted one friendly face to see. Erica told her that there would be tons of guests at the party who know her and love her. Just then, Hayley, Becca, Mateo and Junior showed up. Hayley commented about the large crowd. Junior asked Bianca if she was going to school in Pine Valley and she told him that she would be starting late in Seattle. Myrtle came in and told Bianca that she was looking beautiful. The music started to play in the other room. Jack, Erica and Bianca started to go into the room but Bianca hesitated. Jack told her to imagine that all the people in that room were in their underwear and not to be scared when the conversation started to flow. They all walked in together.

Leo was with Greenlee and she was afraid that Wade would show up any minute. Just then, as Jack, Erica and Bianca walked through the door, their entrance was announced. Bianca was introduced as the "guest of honor" escorted by her mother, Erica Kane and her Uncle Jack Montgomery. The press was there and they started taking pictures. Bianca pulled away and asked her mother why the press was there. She had promised her that the press would not be there. Erica said that she did not invite them and doesn't know how it leaked out. Jack told the press that they have only 60 seconds and then they had to leave. The press asked Erica for one picture with her and her daughter. As the press was snapping pictures, Erica turned around and saw Alex come into the room escorted by Dimitri on one arm and Edmund on the other. The press moved away from Erica and Bianca and started interviewing Dimitri and Alex. Erica commented that they should know better than to use Bianca's party for a press conference.

The press started questioning Dimitri about his death and how they heard that he had a terminal illness. Dimitri told them that he owed his recovery to his wife. The press asked Alex how she felt about having Dimitri back and she told them that it felt like he never left. Edmund walked away and was approached by Erica. She asked him if he was going to do anything about the comments because that was his fiancee over there. Edmund told Erica that Alex was Dimitri's wife and not his fiancee. He also told Erica that as a courtesy, he was going to explain it once. What she was seeing was the natural ordering being restored and his private life would remain private. Edmund then walked away.

Allison came up to Bianca and asked her how it was going. Bianca told her that she was still trying to get over the press attack. Bianca told Allison that she didn't want this party in the first place but her mother insisted and now everything that she was afraid would happen was coming true. Allison made a comment about Dimitri and Bianca told her that her mother hates to be upstaged. Bianca had a puzzled look on her face. Allison was taping the conversation without Bianca knowing. Allison then walked away to get a couple of drinks for them. Hayley, Mateo and Junior were talking to Bianca and said that they had a plan to get rid of the press. Just then, Jack showed up and asked Bianca to dance with him. He told her that he was the safest person to dance with because he didn't know what her mother had planned for her. Leo and Greenlee were talking and she commented that she was glad her grandfather was not there because Wade would be all over him. Just then, Greenlee turned around and saw her grandfather and grandmother walk in.

Greenlee talked to her grandfather and tried to get him to leave but he said that he was going to have fun even if it killed him. He came back early from his trip to escort his wife to the party. They know all the people there and he was going to enjoy it. Greenlee reminded him about his heart condition.

Leo and Greenlee tried to mix in the crowd. As they passed Alex and Dimitri, Leo told him that he looked good. Alex told Dimitri that he was David's brother. Alex thanked Dimitri for giving her a happy ending. Erica walked up to Edmund and wanted to know if he was trying to turn them into stone since he was starring at them. She told Edmund that inside he was probably burning up. Edmund told Erica that he had been through worse. He told her that he and Alex tried but it didn't work. Erica told Edmund that Alex dragged Dimitri to the party to upstage Bianca and to rub his nose into it. Edmund said that Dimitri was not dragged there. Erica commented that she was really disappointed in Edmund because at one time he would not let any man upstage him. Edmund reminded Erica that Dimitri was not "any man." As Edmund walked away, Erica reminisced back to the time when she and Dimitri danced in the castle in Budapest. She then asked Robert, the matri d, to have the orchestra play a special song. Dimitri and Alex were talking and then he stopped when he heard the music playing. He said that the music was a sound from long ago. Erica walked up to Dimitri and he asked her if she requested the song. She said "yes" and he said that it was a wonderful gesture. Dimitri and Alex then excused themselves and left. Edmund walked out with them and Erica commented to Edmund that "he was being led by the nose." Edmund was upset with her comment and told Erica "thank you for your support" and then he walked out.

Erica found Bianca hiding in a corner and pulled her out and told her to stop hiding. She wanted to introduce her to some more people. Bianca said OK if she had to. Erica told her that the whole party was for her and a little cooperation would make it easier on her.

Greenlee went to talk with her grandfather trying to encourage him to leave. While she was gone, Becca came up to Leo and started a conversation. She told Leo that he and Greenlee were more than "buddies." She asked Leo if he was afraid that their friendship would turn into something real and then walked away. Leo went to Greenlee and asked her to go into the lobby with him because he wanted to tell her something.

Bianca and Adam Junior were taking a break when Allison came up to her. She wanted to know if her mother was getting on her nerves. Bianca told her that her mother likes the spotlight and she doesn't. Allison then told her that she was surprised that Erica was throwing this party so soon after Bianca's rehab. Allison asked her how she could be there and pretend nothing was wrong. Bianca told Allison that nothing was wrong. Allison said that this was not the story she heard from her roommate in the rehab center. Bianca asked her how she knew her roommate. Bianca got suspicious and then asked Allison who her parents were because when they first met, she told her that her parents were friends of Erica. Allison said that her parents did not come tonight. Bianca then told Allison that she was lying and asked Hayley and Mateo to help her out. Allison told them that her parents were not friends of Erica's. She was a reporter from "The Exposer." Mateo then escorted Allison out.

Erica then introduced the band "O Town" and invited Bianca to come to the front. Erica told her that the band was going to sing a song especially for her. When the song was over, Erica had another surprise for Bianca.

Ashley Angel from the band, O Town, asked Bianca to dance. She was so embarrassed that she ran out of the room.

Greenlee and Leo went to the lobby to talk. Leo was trying to tell Greenlee how much he cared about her when they were interrupted by Derek. Derek was there about a police matter and wanted Greenlee to go to the station quietly with him. He wanted to question her about embezzlement, fraud, and money laundering. She turned to Leo with a scared look in her eyes.

Gillian and Ryan were talking in the hallway of the hospital about Jake. Gillian told Ryan that Jake apologized about the way he left Pine Valley. Gillian also told Ryan that she could not tell Jake about them. Ryan told Gillian that he risked his life to get Jake and her out of Chechnya because Gillian told him that she wanted to tell Jake in person about the divorce she wanted from him. Gillian said that Jake was in pain and she could not ask him now because it would cause more pain. Ryan asked her if she was falling in love with Jake. Gillian just looked at Ryan without answering. Gillian told Ryan that she cares about Jake and that would never compare to how she felt about him.

Joe was in the hospital room with Jake. Jake was telling his father that he wouldn't be in the hospital if he would have been a little bit faster. Joe told Jake that if he was a little bit slower Ryan and Gillian wouldn't be there. Joe told Jake that he would never get tired of telling him how proud he was of him. Jake asked his dad if Ryan was still at the hospital and he told him "yes." Jake then asked him "why?" Jake told Joe that he understood why Gillian wanted to find him but could not understand why Ryan was there. He wanted to know why Ryan would risk his life and go into a war zone halfway around the world to rescue his ex-wife's husband. Joe told Jake that Ryan was trying to refurbish his image back home and helping Gillian was probably part of it. Joe said that the only motivation was his wife's and he knows how much Gillian loves him. Jake said that was what he wanted to believe.

Gillian told Ryan that she wished she could be in his arms now. Ryan asked Gillian how long he would have to wait. Gillian told him that she didn't want anything to interfere with Jake's recovery. Ryan said that he felt the same way but his recovery would take a long time. Gillian told Ryan that he saved all their lives and she loved him with all her heart and that he would have to be patient. Ryan then reminded her that Jake left her and wanted to know why she owed him anything. Gillian said that he needs time to heal. Joe then walked in and interrupted their conversation. They told Joe they were discussing travel plans back to Pine Valley. Gillian asked Joe when Jake would be discharged. Joe told them that once he is stable, he would be able to fly home. Jake was anxious to get back to Pine Valley also. Joe told Gillian that Jake had been asking to see her. She left to go see Jake and then Ryan tried to excuse himself to go get a cup of coffee but Joe stopped him and wanted to talk to him.

Joe told Ryan that he heard them talking about flights back home and he knew that Ryan had a business to run. Joe told Ryan that he knew he was anxious to get back home but Gillian would be staying with Jake until he was stable and able to travel. Joe also told him that a man and a woman need this time to heal from this ordeal and they need to do this with no outside interference. Ryan said that he understood what Joe was telling him. Gillian was in the hospital room with Jake when his test results came back. The nurse told him that the doctor would be back in a few minutes to go over the results with him. Jake could not wait and had Gillian give him the results. He was reading the results and Gillian could sense that something was wrong from the look in his eyes. Dr. Joe came into the room and Jake handed him the test results. Gillian left the room so they could discuss them in private. Whatever the results showed, Joe told Jake that there are no certainties and told him that it could get better in time and Jake commented that it could also get worse.

Gillian went outside the room to where Ryan was and he told her that her father-in-law just gave him his walking papers. Ryan told Gillian that Joe made it clear that he was not needed at the hospital. Gillian said that Jake's father would probably say something like that. Ryan said that Joe was right and it was time for him to go, he had no choice. "

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