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Peter is once again kept captive in the private hospital. He ends up offering a deal to Mason: he agrees to retract his admission concerning the death of Channing Jr, for 50 000 dollars and an abandonment of action having tried to kill Joe. Lionel recollects one of his last meetings with Channing Jr: he had acquainted himself, thanks to the diary of his mother, of his link with Sophia. He demands that Lionel delay giving him the ring which they had given themselves. Summer comes to confide in Gina: she reveals to her that Hank Judson, the baby-friend whom she had before her marriage with Stockman, came one day to find her and raped her. Elizabeth and Lionel go to the yacht of Lockridge on the places of the shipwreck of Amanda Lockridge. They plunge and take back up to the surface an old safe which they manage miraculously to open...
will be necessary to wait for episode 117 before seeing Summer Blake
Elizabeth and Lionel discover the treasures which are concealed in the safe found on board Amanda Lockridge: jewellery, gold coins, sculptures and a special manuscript which proves to be the log. Lionel discovers there that Nathaniel Capwell, the ancestor of C.C., could be at the origin of the death of his grandfather and captain of the ship, Horatio Lockridge. Lionel also discovers a strange box, a Chinese puzzle, that he does not manage to open. He takes it to the X ray machine to try to define its contents. Mason comes to announce to his father and Kelly where Peter was discharged of the expenses which weighed against him concerning the accusation of the attempted murder of Joe. He invokes a vice of procedure. He then goes to Peter's hospital bed to announce the news to him and subjects him to a document making the addressee of a quarter of inheritance to come from Mason. In exchange, Peter will have to wash Mason of any suspicion during a press conference envisaged the following day. Once again, Dominic attracts an intrusion at the Lockridge's. First on the point to be surprised by Elizabeth and Lionel, he manages to hide clippings on the death of Channing Jr in Lionel's desk...
First reappearance of Joe Perkins since episode 86.
Warren goes to the museum and learns that Summer left the city. On the yacht of Lockridge, Elizabeth and Lionel hide in the chest of Amanda Lockridge from counterfeiting fabricated by Elizabeth. Lionel undertakes then, at some hours of his official recovery, to plunge the chest back into the depths of the ocean. After essential press conference, Eden establishes from Lionel that he intends to bring the chest to the surface. A press conference in the private hospital, Peter publicly admits to having lied when he declared to have seen Mason with the lifeless body of Channing Jr five years earlier. He advances to have seen just across the window of the office a large man with dark hair, but without having been able to identify him. After his statement, Mason thanks Peter by confessing to him that the his father has disinherited him several weeks ago...
The party at the museum for the official presentation of the treasures of Amanda Lockridge begins. Eden is the only representative of the Capwell clan, C.C. and his staff follow the event on television, at the Capwell residence. Laken prefers also not to accompany her parents, not wanting to participate in this new struggle between the Lockridges and Capwells. Ted uses the absence of Augusta and Lionel to join Laken at home and to exchange with her their Christmas presents ahead of time. Mason accepts a call from Dominic which, coming in as an anonymous source, informs him that he could be likely to find some compromising indications in the residence Lockridge. Mason disembarks to their place some minutes afterwards with a mandate of house search. In spite of the protests of Laken, he opens Lionel's briefcase and finds gold coins there having belonged to Sophia...
The police officers discover inside the drawer of Lionel's desk clippings relating to the murder of Channing Jr.. Warren goes back to see Gina and asks her to tell him where Summer is. Gina entrusts him with the information that she is in Los Angeles and reveals the the fact that she was a rape victim in the past. In the museum, Lionel begins opening the chests of Amanda Lockridge and introduces to the public and to the cameras the leaders of work whom they conceal: Rembrandt and various sculptures. Laken and Ted join him to inform him that the police came to the house to search it and to tell him about the fact that Mason was found there. C.C., finally has come to join Eden in the museum, learns from Mason that he has in reservation a good surprise at the end of Lionel's public number. Indeed, while he reads in front of assistance the last lines of the log of Amanda Lockridge changed by Elizabeth, Lionel is stopped by Mason...
Lionel is driven to prison. He hardly needs time to get on well with the security guards and his neighbours in the cell, with whom he extemporises a Christmas choir. C.C., in doubt after a brawl with Augusta, gets worried about knowing if Eden indeed has views on Lionel. Eden reassures him as for the hate which she feels for him. Mason goes to see Kelly and Joe to find out what they know about gold coins found at Lionel's house. Kelly tells him that in the past they were given to Sophia by Lionel, with whom she had a link. Kelly adds that she had thought until then that it was Warren who had stolen them. She continues however thinking that her stepbrother could have a role in the death of Channing Jr. Dominic calls Mason and tells him that Lionel this evening is wearing the same dinner jacket as he wore the evening of the death of Channing. Mason searches the jacket and finds the note slipped in by Dominic there some days before. Discovering traces of blood there, he insists that the police laboratory look at them: the blood is six years old and is the same group as that of Channing. Lionel announces to Mason that he decides to pass on admissions. He arranges before to find Augusta in the room of cross-examination, with a prepared candlelit dinner for this Christmas Eve dinner...
|During the ending credits, C.C. reads a Christmas letter sent to him by Brandon.|
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On this Christmas morning, Marisa and Jade surprise Amy with a nursery done up in the dining room. They accept the visit from Rosa and Ruben, come to give their wishes. Amy tells her mother that she has decided to call her baby John if it is a boy, in honour of her father. While C.C. flooded Brandon with presents, Rosa and Ruben come to give him a present on behalf of Santana. Minx goes to the prison and offers cookies to everyone in the jail house with Lionel. She in fact hid a gun in the box and a small key in every cookie! Augusta, Laken and Warren join them for a Christmas meal in Lionel's cell, with the security guards and other prisoners. Mason takes back his search of the Capwell residence. He discovers the existence of a ring engraved in initials "SCLL": Sophia Capwell and Lionel Lockridge...
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Eden is worried about C.C. because more and more Gina is playing an important place in his life. He makes her understand that he is unaware of any more things in his life. Mason speaks to Veronica, with whom he spent the night, about the ring found at Lionel's house and about Channing Jr the day of his death. Veronica hastens to inform Lionel in prison. They both are surprised by Mason, but Lionel succeeds in lying to draw her of the affair. Warren later comes to visit his father who confesses to him to be responsible for the death of Sophia without having voluntarily killed her. He also explains to him that the ring was in fact Sophia's present which Channing Jr, threatening to reveal Lionel's link with his mother, had taken back to force him. The instant of Lionel's trial for the gold coins arrives. In the court, Ted chooses, by solidarity with Laken, to sit down on the side with Lionel. When Mason enters the room, he announces to be in possession of new proof and declares to want to change the accusation of murder...
Mason, leaning on the fact that Channing Jr's ring was found at Lionel's, accuses Lionel of being his murderer. But Lionel proclaims his innocence. As C.C. still refuses to apologise to Mason to have disowned him for his bad faults, Mason hastens to reveal that Sophia and Lionel were secretly seeing each other during their marriage. But C.C. refuses to believe him. Ted is torn between his love for Laken and Lionel, even though Laken is persuaded of the innocence of her father. Lionel, who saw Dominic in the court, asks Warren to follow him. Kelly and Joe learn of the accusation for murder against Lionel. To pay the 5 million dollar deposit which Mason demands, Augusta asks Elizabeth to help her sell retail pictures belonging to the Lockridges. By discussing supposed Sophia's disloyalty with Eden, C.C. understands that she knows more about it than she says. Mason introduces all documentary evidence to Lionel. Lionel realises that the accused dinner jacket in fact belongs to Warren...
C.C. asks Cruz to come back into the room of the museum for the count where the treasures of Amanda Lockridge are stored, but Cruz refuses this task. Finally, he accepts when Eden asks him. Dressed up as sweeper, he accompanies Eden, they succeed in getting rid of security guards and in entering the room. She opens the log of Amanda Lockridge. Having tried with Cruz, Elizabeth launches into attempting to seduce Brick. In the museum, witnesses of the stage, Amy and Jade prefer going home. Later, Amy announces to Brick her intentions of living as an independent woman that does not need him. Augusta recovers Lionel's true jacket and begins to burn it in the chimney of the living room. Lionel then asks Warren for confirmation of his meeting with Channing Jr that day. Warren tells him that Channing Jr exercised a blackmail over him about the gold coins which he had stolen. Blackmail which that day led him to take out the revolver hidden in a drawer of the living room...