11/28/96-12/02/96 Brooke Tells Adam He's Making A Mistake

"Hayley quizzed her father on his wedding preparations, but Adam wasn't very generous with his portion of responses. When Liza arrived to celebrate the holiday with her "sweetheart," Hayley turned the questions to Liza. Like Adam, Liza did not give many answers. She did, however, assure Hayley that they were "zeroing in on a date." The response was not what Hayley wanted to hear from her possible future stepmother and continued prying. Liza did her best to change the subject, but things were getting any easier. Skye's arrival wasn't going to help Liza avoid difficult topics either. Skye said that she had a great idea. Liza and Adam, both being individuals with a strong drive, should sit down with a family counselor and try to iron out the wrinkles in their relationship. At least that's what Skye suggested. Marian arrived on the scene, her eyes blackened from mascara smudges brought on by crying. She told Liza that she was destitute and that all the money she had had been stolen by Jonathan's bimbo. Liza wasn't moved and told her mother that she was stupid for going against everyone's advice and pursuing Jonathan Kinder. Hayley and Skye secretly snuck out of the room and made a pact to end their "sibling war"--at least until after they fought off the "Colby Invasion." After hearing Marian sob on and on about losing her money, Adam commented that he doesn't "want to seem insensitive." "The perhaps you shouldn't speak, Adam," Marian snapped,

Tad arrived at Myrtle's boarding house bearing gifts. He told Gloria that Ruth and Joe had been called to the hospital at the last minute and that the Thanksgiving meal had been postponed. His gift, which Tad jokingly called his fraternity pin, turned out to be a Turkey pin that he picked up at a bazaar at Jamie's school. Red hauled out a punch bowl of eggnog. Laura asked Red if he wasn't confusing Thanksgiving with Christmas. Grumpily, Red informed Laura that Thanksgiving is the first day of Christmas and that it is never too early to get into the Christmas spirit. Myrtle was distressed by Laura's skewering of Red and ordered her to put aside her dislike of Red. Jamie raced over to Tad and told him that he wants to race to the mall in the morning and see Santa Claus. Red erupted and told Jamie that he should "forget it." Myrt pulled Red aside and asked him why he was so down on Jolly Ole Saint Nick. Red said that he does not want Jamie to have to deal with the reality that Santa Claus does not really exist. Brooke told Red that he had a phone call. He raced over to the phone and got an earful from the caller. Noel, Red's assistant, told Red that he was not being nice by hiding the truth about his wife from Myrtle. Both parties were unaware that Laura was eavesdropping to the call on the kitchen phone. Jamie asked Brooke if Tad was going to marry Gloria. The question came just as Adam and Liza showed up with baked goods for the shelter.

Belinda begged her Aunt Grace to behave at the dinner table. When Noah arrived without Julia, Grace knew that something wasn't quite right. She again blamed Rose for being responsible for all of the bad things that have happened lately. Rose bragged about how good the meal was going to be, but said that it would pale in comparison to all of the meals that Grace used to cook. Grace didn't enjoy the flattery. She told Rose that she and her "children" (her biological children as well as Noah and Belinda) had to get by on beans and rice many years. "But you weren't around for those [meals]. [Noah and Belinda] always said a prayer for you. Did you say a prayer for them, Rose?" Grace asked. Her questions then turned to sharp criticism. "What do hitmen eat?" Noah interrupted the feud and told his family to try to get along because it would be the last family meal that they would be having together. Grace told Rose that she was "the same sorry fool" she has always been and blasted Rose for waltzing into town and trying to assume her role as a mother. Noah told Grace that he will always love her and that he does not want to leave her, but that there is no other way to avoid any further harm from Slade's henchmen.

At Wildwind, Maria told Dimitri and Edmund that her check up went well and that she was not suffering from any maladies. Julia became suspicious when a pharmacy order was delivered to the house for Maria. In the strictest confidence, Maria told Julia that she might be pregnant. Maria said that she is praying for a girl and that she's name the baby "Morgan." She told Julia that she does not want to get too excited and set herself up for a fall. At the dinner table, Erica told Isabella that losing a loved one is very difficult, but that there are always things to remind you of the ones you've lost. And so came Erica's toast "No heart is ever so broken that it cannot heal." Mateo rose to his feet and proposed a toast to his father's memory. He said that he will try to fill in for Hector, but that even if he remains in his father's shadow, he will be honored that he is following in the footsteps of a great man. Julia later told Mateo that she and Noah will be leaving town, but that she does not want to tell the family until later. Julia told Maria that she cannot leave for the evening until she learns the results of Maria's pregnancy test. A short time later, Maria emerged with the results. She told Julia that she is, by one of God's greatest miracles, pregnant. Julia broke down in tears and told her older sister that she wishes she could see the baby. She quickly covered for herself and said that she means she wishes she could see the baby now. Maria asked Julia if everything was okay. Julia said that the news of the pregnancy coupled with the loss of their father was making her more emotional than usual. She hugged her sister and began to cry again.

Adam dropped by Liza's condo to further discuss their wedding plans. He said that Hayley is convinced that Liza does not want to marry Adam and that they need go be more convincing. Liza said that she does not want to talk about anything that is even remotely related to weddings. Adam feared that Jamie's question about Tad marrying Gloria might have changed Liza's outlook on the wedding and he quickly pointed out that he was once asked by Jamie if he was going to marry Brooke. Adam said that children no nothing and should be tossed aside. Marian showed up at the door with several suitcases and announced that she was moving in with Liza. Liza flipped. She assumed that her mother was being overly dramatic when she announced that she has lost all of her assets. "I have no solvency, no fluidity," Marian sobbed. Apparently, Marian lied her way into a room at the Valley Inn the night before. But before check out time, Marian gathered her belongings and skipped out on the bill. As if things weren't chaotic enough, Meredith Peabody, a wedding consultant to the stars, appeared at the door and said that she is ready to make wedding plans. When Adam informed the stylist that the wedding was to take place by Christmas, Meredith said that it was impossible. Liza couldn't take any more and stormed out of her condo.

Liza ended up in some remote part of town. She walked into a forest and sat down on an old tree stump. She tossed several handsful of leaves into the air and watched innocently as they fluttered to the ground around her. Along the same road, a young, dark haired, flannel shirt wearing, ban in a red pick-up truck with a boat hitched to the back also enjoyed the crisp late autumn air. Liza got back into her car and prepared to drive back into town. As the man drove his pick-up truck, he saw Liza round a corner in her car. He backed up, stepped on the gas, and followed after her.

Erica appeared at Myrtle's to get the last dish on Myrtle's mysterious boyfriend. Myrt seemed almost bashful at Erica's implication that she and Red were more than just friends. Myrtle, however, assured Erica that she and Red were just "buddies." Laura, home from school on a free period to help Myrt with some apricot muffins, emerged from the kitchen and told Myrt that she thought the muffins were ready to come out of the oven. Myrtle went into the kitchen and Laura pulled up a chair and said that she needed to talk to Erica. Laura told Erica that she thinks that Red might be trying to take advantage of Myrtle. She said that Red showed up out of nowhere and does not want to divulge any information about himself. On top of that, he has no identification, social security card, bank card, or credit card. When Red came down the stairs, Erica seized the opportunity to do a little prying. She asked Red where he was from. His response was the usual "a long way from here." Erica asked about Red's wife, but Red just commented that she was "gone." He then hustled to the kitchen to avoid the questions. Before he could escape, Erica "accidentally" dropped her bracelet. Red, without any expression of pain, quickly bent down to retrieve the piece of jewelry for Erica. Erica made a phone call and learned that there are only two other Kilgrens listed in the directory. Neither of the two Kilgrens matched Red's vital statistics. Myrt walked out of the kitchen with a fresh batch of muffins. She happily announced that Red had asked her to visit him home and that she accepted. Erica pulled Myrtle aside and told her that she thinks that Red is trying to con her.

Stuart dropped by Tempo and begged Brooke to intervene in Liza and Adam's nuptials. He told Brooke that Adam still loves her. Brooke asked Stuart if he gets the impression that Liza might only be interested in Adam's money. Stuart nodded and asked Brooke what else she could possibly be interested in other than the Chandler fortune. Stuart told Brooke that Adam let Brooke pursue Pierce even though it broke Adam's heart. He added that Adam has a broken heart and that he is vulnerable to Liza's witchery. Brooke insisted that Adam can take care of himself and said that she cannot interfere because she does not know how she feels about Adam.
A short time later, Adam entered Brooke's office and asked how her meeting with the associate editors had gone. Brooke said that the people she was supposed to be meeting with came down with the flu and that they had to cancel the meeting. Before Adam left, Brooke said that she had something to tell him. They both agreed that they want each other to be happy. On the premise, Brooke said that she thinks Liza is only interested in Adam's money. Adam was not surprised and said that his wealth is "part of the package." After much prodding, Brooke finally managed to say what she wanted to say: "If you marry Liza, you'll be making the biggest mistake of your life."

Edmund woke to the news that Maria might is pregnant. Maria whispered in his ear that she is wondering if Sam is ready for a younger brother or sister. She then said that she took two pregnancy tests (one the night before and one in the early morning hours) and that they both showed a positive pregnancy result.
The two headed to the hospital for a meeting with Dr. Clader. After an examination, Dr. Clader concluded that Maria was definitely pregnant... but that her uterus was expanded more than normal. This meant that there was a strong possibility that Maria could be carrying twins---or triplets. With Edmund at her side, Maria underwent a sonogram to make sure that the baby was in good health. Dr. Clader concluded that Maria was only carrying one child, but that the date of conception was more like July rather than September like Maria had said. Instantly, Maria recalled that she and Dimitri had their one-night-stand in July and that the baby she is carrying could very well be Dimitri's, not Edmund's."

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