10/22/2001 Frankie Calls Bianca

"Bianca and Erica argued over Chris. Bianca was upset that Erica preached against sex when she had obviously gone to bed with Chris. Chris tried to explain to Bianca what had happened between Erica and him. Erica stopped him, telling him he didn't have to explain anything. At that point, Chris felt a need to leave them alone. He went into the kitchen. Erica scolded Bianca for making accusations in her home. She felt Bianca was growing farther away from the girl she had been. As they continued to argue, Bianca told her mother she had received the last lecture from her. She said nothing had happened between her and Frankie, but she could see Erica's distrust. It was upsetting that Erica was always judging her. As Erica listening in disbelief, Bianca told her she didn't want to live there anymore. Erica didn't want Bianca to threaten her. Bianca replied that it wasn't a threat. She knew her mother wasn't going to change, and she wasn't going to, either. Bianca was tired of Erica making her feel like there was something wrong with her. Erica told her that gay or straight, it was her responsibility to tell her when she was making a mistake. Bianca wanted to know if she meant her relationship with Frankie. Erica admitted that it was. She felt Frankie was nothing but trouble and would eventually hurt Bianca. Bianca asked Erica if she had a relationship with Laura, would she have felt the same way. Erica denied that, but Bianca said no matter who she had been with, Erica would have tried to stop it. She had done it with Laura, Rain and Sarah. Bianca felt that if she would have a relationship with Laura, it would please Erica if she came home with a broken heart - just so she could say she was right. Erica tried to explain that she never wanted Bianca to hurt. She ached when Bianca was hurting. Bianca told Erica she was still gay and she was going to do what was right for her - no matter what it took. When the phone rang, Erica answered it. It was Frankie. She asked to speak to Bianca. As Erica hesitated, Frankie begged her not to hang up. She asked again to speak to Bianca. Erica hesitated again, but then handed the phone to Bianca. Frankie was relieved to talk to Bianca. She apologized for what she had said earlier that day. Near tears, she told Bianca she hadn't meant it. Frankie said for the first time in her life she was really alone and scared. Bianca didn't hesitate. She told Frankie she'd be right over. Erica forbade Bianca to leave. Bianca ignored her as she grabbed her jacket and raced out the door.

Frankie paced in her room as she waited for Bianca. When she heard Bianca knock, she opened the door and hugged her.

Chris returned to the living room to find Erica sitting on the floor leaning against the sofa. He asked if she was ok. She replied that she had gotten light headed. He wanted to know if she had told Bianca that despite their appearance, they had not made love. Erica replied that Bianca would not have listened. She was very upset that Bianca had run out. She was also afraid Frankie would hurt her. Chris felt Bianca might know what she was doing. Erica said she had not listened to her mother when she was that age and had made some mistakes. She wanted to protect Bianca from being hurt, but just didn't know how. Chris asked if she thought she had failed Bianca. Erica replied, "What if she's right and I'm wrong?" Then she said she couldn't be wrong about this. Chris wanted to know what Erica's mother did when Erica was seventeen years old and raising hell. Erica replied that she had just waited for her to come to her senses. Chris said that it might be time she wait and learn some patience. That got a spark out of Erica. She told Chris she loved her mother, but she was nothing like her. She was not going to sit back and let Bianca get hurt by a con artist.

Hayley woke up to her baby's cries. Sitting up in bed, she saw Arlene leaning against the dresser. She told Hayley the crying was annoying and she should give the baby some "mother's milk" while holding out a liquor bottle with a nipple on it. She walked past Hayley and gave the bottle to the baby as Hayley watched in horror. Suddenly Hayley gasped and sat up in bed, realizing it was just a dream. Getting out of bed, she walked over to the cradle to check the baby. When she realized the cradle was empty, Hayley began shouting for Mateo. Mateo came back into the bedroom and found Hayley clutching the baby's blanket to her chest. She asked where the baby was. Mateo assured her Lorenzo was just fine. He had fussed a little and Mateo took him out of his bed. Hayley was very upset that the baby had cried and she hadn't heard him. She remembered Arlene had never heard her cry when she was a baby. She was very afraid she'd turn out like Arlene. Mateo told her the baby hadn't cried much and he had been awake anyway. Hayley had calmed down somewhat after she saw the baby sound asleep. Mateo tried to convince Hayley to get some sleep. When she seemed a little edgy, he asked if she had had a dream. She nodded. Mateo said he didn't know exactly what she was going through, but she wasn't Arlene. Hayley realized what a horrible mother Arlene had been. She was lazy, slovenly and weak. Mateo assured Hayley that Lorenzo was lucky to have such a wonderful mother. Hayley didn't think that was enough. She felt he deserved the "perfect" mom. She wished she could enjoy this time and didn't know what was the matter with her. Mateo reminded her to take time for herself. Mateo finally convinced Hayley to get some sleep. He told her he'd sit up with the baby. He said they were a team. Hayley told him they were a team only when it suited him. She wanted to know why he was awake when the baby cried. Mateo said he had "stuff" on his mind. Hayley realized there had been "stuff" on his mind for weeks now and she couldn't figure out why he wouldn't tell her what it was. Mateo admitted that he felt he was acting like his father, who was always afraid his family would end up in the poor house. Hayley asked if it was the baby. Mateo stated that he just wanted the baby to be proud of him. As he got up to get the baby, Mateo told Hayley not to worry - nothing bad would happen.

Laura walked out into the courtyard looking for Leo. Not finding him there, she went back into the house. Hearing the doorbell ring, Laura thought Leo had returned and forgotten his keys. When Laura opened the door, Vanessa rushed in past Laura, shouting for Leo. Vanessa asked Laura where Leo was. She was in a very emotional state. When Laura said she didn't know where Leo was, Vanessa questioned what kind of a wife would not know where her husband was at that time of the night. At that moment, Leo returned. Walking up behind his mother, he told her to stop talking to his wife that way. Vanessa was very relieved to see Leo. She apologized to Laura, and then turned back to Leo. Leo asked her what was wrong. She told him it was Palmer and his silent treatment of her. Leo wanted to know why Palmer wasn't putty in her hands. She told him Erica was involved. Where Erica was concerned, Palmer always took her side. She went on to explain that his runaway cousin, Frankie, had taken it upon herself to come to Pine Valley. She was living with Opal. To make matters worse, Erica felt Vanessa had brought Frankie there just to cause trouble. It seemed Frankie and Bianca had become friends and Erica blamed Vanessa. Vanessa felt Erica needed a scapegoat and had found one with her. Leo looked in amazement at Vanessa and told her that if Erica didn't kill her, he would. Leo wanted to know if Vanessa had any idea Frankie was in town. Vanessa said she had no idea, but Leo didn't believe her. He wondered how she'd manipulated Frankie. He remembered the ways she had manipulated him in the past. Vanessa said she needed Leo on her side. Leo said he couldn't do that. He felt Bianca was his friend and he was not going to have any part of hurting her like he had hurt Greenlee. His hurting Greenlee had changed her forever and he'd never get over it. Then he told Vanessa to get out and go back to Palmer. As she was leaving, she told Leo they'd talk tomorrow. After she had gone, Laura walked over to Leo and told him after seeing him with his mother, she felt so much better. Hugging him, she said she had been so wrong about him. She said that when she saw Leo with his selfish and demanding mother, she felt she had been the same way with him. She felt he was good and that was why he was still thinking of Greenlee. Well, it was time she put away her fears, jealousy and doubts caused by Greenlee. Leo assured her Greenlee would be out of their lives forever - even if he had to take legal action against her. It would be just the two of them. Laura smiled happily. As Leo massaged Laura's neck, she languished in the thought of "just us." When Leo headed off to bed, Laura remained sitting in the chair. She had visions of Greenlee wrapped in a straitjacket and begging for help. As she was being hauled away to Oak Haven, she screamed that she was not crazy. Laura smiled and said to herself, "Maybe not yet, but you will be!"

Greenlee was ecstatic that Leo believed her. As she happily thanked him, there was a loud knock at the door. It was Leo. As Jake tried to stop him, Leo pushed his way in and informed Greenlee he had just spoken with the DA and he was going to have her arrested. He angrily told her he knew what she had done. Jake tried again to stop Leo, but he was too upset to stop. He confronted both of them, telling them he had seen them together in the courtyard of his house that evening. He called Jake a liar and said he knew Greenlee had been in the house. Jake lied and said as far as he knew, Greenlee had not been in the house. She had just come up to him in the courtyard. Greenlee tried to explain that Laura had set her up by leaving the keys in the restroom. He called her a liar, also. He went on to say that he maybe had cared for her, but after tonight it was over. He had talked to Jackson, who felt an arrest wouldn't hold. There was enough evidence, however, to get a restraining order against her. Jake ordered Leo out. Once Leo had gone, Jake turned to Greenlee. She was sitting morosely on the sofa. Jake asked her what was wrong and if she was worried about the restraining order. She said no, but that something else had just happened there tonight. The "honest" Dr. Jake Martin had lied for her. He agreed he had lied, but felt Laura had set her up with the keys and had wanted Greenlee to go to her house. He was protecting her. Greenlee told him he was "full of it." She knew he lied because he loved her. Jake smiled and told her she was so smart. When Greenlee realized she had hit on the truth, she leaned over and hugged Jake. She was elated that he could love her after all the trouble she had caused him. Jake smiled and acknowledged that she had caused him a lot of trouble. Nonetheless, he was glad to see her happy. He asked if that could mean she also loved him. Greenlee didn't answer. Jake thought he knew Greenlee's response. He told her she could pick Leo, who treated her terrible, married someone else, caused her pain and betrayed her - or someone who stuck up for her, went to bat for her, lied for her, gave her a place to live. It was obvious who she should choose. Greenlee felt very confused and didn't know what she was thinking. Jake told her when she made up her mind to let him know. As he got up to leave, Greenlee stopped him. She told him he was really good. She thought Jake was just humoring her. Jake wanted to know if she was sure about that. He told her not to worry about his feelings. He was ok and he would be there for her. Greenlee hugged him and then they kissed.

Someone was moving furtively through the courtyard. They passed quietly past Leo and Laura's home and moved on to Mateo and Hayley's. As Mateo put Lorenzo back in his bed and lay down beside Hayley, the sinister person placed a gloved hand against the window. Hearing a noise outside, Mateo sat up in bed. He got up and went outside to investigate. When he couldn't find anything, he walked over to Leo and Laura's home and knocked on the door. Leo answered and Mateo asked if they had heard anything in the courtyard. They said they hadn't. He thanked them and returned home. As he approached their house, he found a package on the ground. It was addressed to Lorenzo Santos. Inside the house, Mateo opened the package. He pulled out a large piggy bank. Putting it back inside the box, Mateo went back to bed. Hayley stirred and asked if the baby was ok. Mateo assured her all was fine and to go back to sleep."

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