|The episodes summaries|
Michael arrives at Julia's and surprises her getting rid of all Mason's business. She collapses in his arms crying. Eden announces to her mother that she plans to take back her journalist's position on television. Mason sends for C.C., Sophia, Eden, Kelly and Sasha to The Lair. He devotes himself to a show to announce the purpose of his marriage. Julia arrives with Michael. She goes back home running after seeing the stage. She throws all of Mason's boxes out of door. Sasha walks Mason back home to the hotel room and lets him sleep alone. Sophia receives an invitation for a nostalgic look at her actress's career in Los Angeles. Rafael warns Cruz against the risks of giving into Nikki's charm. Cruz and Nikki are going to have dinner in the Orient Express. But the place reminds Cruz of too many memories, and Nikki does not feel comfortable. They are on the beach in the moonlight, then go back to Cruz's studio. They kiss each other...
music of the opening credits is replaced with the song Coming
Around Again by Carly Simon.
In The Lair, Sasha sings Plaisir d'Amour in French.
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Nikki and Cruz are interrupted by Eden, who appears suddenly on the news. Cruz arrives at their beach home and criticises her for taking up this position and for leaving the children alone. Stunned Eden reminds him that it was him who left, and makes him a nice declaration of love. Ethan leaves a briefcase filled with money in the Orient Express, for the so-called blackmailer. Laura goes to The Lair and phones Ethan, telling him that a man prowls near their home. Ethan leaves Gina alone in the Orient Express to watch the briefcase. Laura steals the earrings which Ethan gave to Gina for Christmas, and slips one on the floor near the briefcase. She steals the briefcase without Gina's seeing her. Brandon shows Mack the film that he accomplished in The Lair, where Laura is seen phoning Ethan. Mack runs up to Laura to be sure that everything is ok. Ethan then arrives and receives a call from Gina: she announces that the briefcase disappeared from the Orient Express. Mack discovers that Laura and Ethan suspect Gina. On the beach, Robert puts uneasy Kelly who is bearing a grudge about trying to sleep with him, to understand that she must stop the advances. In the stables, Kelly and Henry, the coach spy on Travis taking out a counting book and syringes from their hiding-place. They see Nikki, also spying on Travis. Kelly shows the book to Robert: it contains all the malpractices of the stables which contains all the information about doping the horses to rig it. Robert anonymously gives the book to Cruz...
Facing Laura's accusations, Mack defends Gina. He tells her that Laura and Ethan think that she is their blackmailer. Ethan finds Gina's earring where the briefcase of money was in the Orient Express. He shows it to Gina, who reminds him that she did not wear them when they saw each other that night. Ethan has already guessed that it is Laura who hatched this plan. He accuses her of wanting to trap Gina and announces that he is going to ask for divorce. Augusta arrives with all her suitcases at Julia's to move in. Mason tries to re-become established and breaks a tile on the door to enter. Julia holds out and makes him leave. Having studied the book, Cruz goes to arrest Travis in the stables. He finds Kelly there, who admits working undercover. Cruz asks Nikki if she knew about Travis' malpractice. Nikki says that she did not. Robert gives Kelly a plane ticket for Athens so that she disappears during the inquiry. But Kelly tears the ticket up. At the police station, Travis panics and takes Nikki as a hostage. Armed, he escapes with her...
Nikki is safe and sound, to Cruz's astonishment. He tries to find out what took place with Travis, but Nikki remains evasive. Kelly tells him that she saw Nikki watching Travis the other evening in the stables. Cruz is currently persuaded that Nikki is lying to him. Ethan explains to Robert that now that he took back the firms from Tonell, he is responsible for the illegal activities. But Robert refuses to collaborate. He allows Dark Victor to run which Kelly is very happy about because she has become fond of the horse. Ethan asks for Michael's assistance to investigate their blackmailer. He then surprises Laura touching his revolver in his office. In the Community centre, Rafael holds his first magic show with Nikki as a helper. Cruz receives a postcard from Paris on behalf of Eden. He becomes nostalgic of the stay which they had spent there, which makes him tell Michael that their history has not ended...
Ethan surprises Laura at the time when she leaves a new fake anonymous letter in front of their home. The blackmailer claims 10 000 dollars to be deposited near the Community centre. Laura phones Gina and disguises her voice to make her leave towards The Lair. Ethan and Michael are hidden in the Community centre and watch by a window at the place where the money is deposited. They see a woman taking the money and try to catch her. But the door of the centre was blocked and they cannot leave. Laura goes with the money to The Lair and places the marked money in Gina's handbag. Sophia receives a call from a producer in Hollywood who wants her as an actress. Mason passes his days half drunk, in the Orient Express in The Lair. Greg wants to find a solution and organises an intervention in which he invites Mason to. Emily speaks and says that her sister Lisa cried after learning that he had begun drinking again. She speaks to Mason about the problems of alcohol regarding her own father. She tells a story about the evening when, drunk, he entered her room and began touching her. Sophia recommends to Mason to get treatment before Samantha sees the same trouble as Emily. Mason goes to Julia's, who gives him a limitative prescription forbidding him to approach them, Samantha and her. Mason waits for the evening and becomes established outside the home with a megaphone. Alone, he reads a history to Samantha...
|Last appearance in the series of Emily DiNapoli.|
Mason sends 144 roses to Julia in the hope of winning her over. When she turns on the television, Julia sees a recording of Mason contacting her. In spite of the storm, Mason calls her from outside, with his megaphone. Julia ends up making him come inside to talk. Augusta informs Kelly that Dark Victor was a personal possession of Tonell and therefore, from now on, he belongs to her. Kelly is very disappointed. Cruz finds Nikki at his house wearing Eden's dressing gown, drying herself from the storm in front of the chimney. He asks her to remove the dressing gown, but Nikki informs him that she has nothing on underneath. Brandon surprises Gina and Ethan kissing each other. In The Lair, Laura makes Mack believe that she is pregnant. Mack repeats this to Ethan, and said that Laura is going to get rid of the baby. Ethan runs up in the hospital and finds Laura. He tells her that he wants to bring up their child. Bunny tells Cruz that Eden got an exclusive interview with Derek Griffin, a rich charity donor on television. He discovers that Mack paid him with marked money and has him arrested by a policeman. In the stables, Kelly is stunned by Travis, who has come to search for Dark Victor. Nikki arrives and calls the ambulance. She launches in pursuit of Travis. Cruz and Rafael recognise Nikki's voice on the call. In the hospital where she wakes up, Kelly entrusts Robert that while she was unconscious, she dreamt that he made love to her...
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Ethan accuses Mack of being the racketeer, but Mack defends himself from it. He now thinks that his sister is guilty. Gina learns that Laura is pregnant. She fears that Ethan does not want to leave Laura anymore. Kelly leaves the hospital without the permission from her doctor and joins Robert on the yacht. He is kidnapped by a man who drives him to Craig Hunt. Craig tells Robert that he has taken back in hand the illegal activities of Tonell since his death. He asks him not to mingle in his business. Cruz discovers that Nikki is taling with a policeman from Tijuana in The Lair. Nikki announces to Rafael that she got him a contract as a magician which could result in a long-term job. Rafael repeats a trick with Nikki and she finds herself locked in a magical box. She manages to get out of it by pushing the door and stumbles in Cruz's arms, at the time when Eden arrives...
reappearance of Craig Hunt since episode 1341.
Eden finds Nikki in Cruz's arms, but says nothing. She and Cruz take care of the children, until Cruz leaves, reminding her that he does not live in the home anymore. Eden joins Robert on his yacht and speaks about the interview with Derek Griffin which she has just accomplished in France. She learnt that Derek and he had spent time in the past together in the prison in San Sebastian and wants more information. But Robert does not answer her, persuaded that she has come to see him under a false pretence. Kelly finds the trace of suspicious containers in warehouses belonging to Barr Industries. They go there and find a castor of casino there. Mason organises a miniature circus on the beach to charm Julia and Samantha. Julia is delighted with this attention. Sophia cancels her ski trip with C.C. to find Stephen Slade, the producer who offered her a role in his next film. They meet at home, and Stephen confirms that Margaret's role is made for Sophia. C.C. entrusts Eden that he fears that Sophia moves away from him if she takes back her actress's career. Eden finishes alone, in the studios of KSB 8...
|First appearance in the series of Stephen Slade.|
Julia is followed all day long by a violinist paid by Mason. She ends up destroying her bow. Eden asks Julia to intervene to help Derek Griffin to get back into the United States. Mason explains to his father that he wants to trap Sasha by making her manage illegal business of which she will be kept as a representative. Ethan releases Mack from prison. Gina swears to him that she is not responsible for the blackmail. She announces her doubts concerning Laura. Ethan makes Laura believe that he must leave a new amount of money for their blackmailer. Because of her job, Eden arrives late at an appointment concerning the enrolment of Chip at school. Their interlocutor is surprised that her and Cruz are in full separation. Rafael and Nikki introduce the first performances of magic together as a duo in The Lair. Cruz has Nikki's fingerprints analysed and learns that her name is in reality Maria Nicoletta Gonzalez. After the show, he asks her to explain...
Cruz asks Nikki why she has never spoken to him about the eight months in prison which she spent in Tijuana for flight. Nikki explains that she was condemned by fault and that she changed her name by arriving in the United States to hide her police record. Laura goes to Topsy Turvy's and recovers the money left by Ethan. She goes to see Gina to hide it in the cellar, and is surprised by Gina, Mack and Ethan who waited for her there. She runs away. Having talked with Mack, she finds Ethan at his office. She apologises for her errors and asks him to excuse her, frightened to lose him. But Ethan doesn't want to hear anything. Laura pretends to feel pain in her belly and to lose her baby. Kelly offers Ric to work for her by watching warehouses on the harbour. Cruz makes Nikki believe that Travis is in Acapulco. He follows her up to the airport, but she manages to avoid him and leaves on a plane. Eden joins Robert on his yacht. She tells him that she does not love him and that the only one for her is Cruz. Stunned Robert says that he never wants to see her again...