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Episode 350

In control of the jet back to Santa Barbara, Dylan sees an oil rig off the coast. He has an idea of making it a casino. He shares his idea with Sam, full of enthusiasm. Kelly and Nick learn that Eden and Kirk got married. Eden swears to her sister that she is in love. Warren questions his father about Augusta's departure from the home. Lionel swears to him that nothing happened in the shack between him and Sophia. Warren goes to find his mother who is sitting down at the table in the Orient Express and tries to persuade her. Lionel surprises Julia by leaving the Lockridge villa with her suitcases. She explains that she can't stay by solidarity for Augusta. Further to a call from Warren, Lionel goes to the Orient Express. But Sophia incidentally preceded him, and Augusta persuades herself that they are now displaying themselves as a couple publicly. Cruz and Pearl enter by breaking into Kirk's place to install a listening device under a table. In his car, Cruz listens to Eden and Kirk discussing this subject...

Episode 351

Janice makes the cover of the January edition of USA Centerfold and already regrets having posed for these charming photos. A bad premonition leads her to think, for some reason, that she is being followed throughout the day. Dylan, Sam and Pearl go on the abandoned oil rig and discover that it belongs to the Capwells. Even if he finds this idea ridiculous, Nick offers to take Dylan to the Capwell place to ask them if they would be able to rent the place for his plan of a casino. But Kirk makes fun of Dylan and rejects his idea immediately. Living in the Capwell Hotel, Augusta is making her new life as a single woman. Mason sees Sophia and accuses her of having ruined his life so far as a Capwell. Sophia slaps him in front of Mary. She goes to C.C. and grabs his hand. C.C. makes a brusque movement to withdraw his hand. Sophia thinks that C.C. hears her. Mason surprises Mary and Mark beginning to kiss each other. He asks her what her intentions are concerning Mark. Mary loses her temper and asks him to leave her in peace...

Episode 352

Lionel visits Santana, and some complicity is born between them. Kelly accepts Nick's wedding proposal. Nick, full of enthusiasm, announces his news to Dylan. Kelly explains to him that in spite of what happened between them, she thinks that they can remain friends. Followed by Dylan, Kelly asks Kirk to reconsider the plan of a casino on the Capwell oil rig. But Kirk still wants to hear nothing about it. Nick gets new photos of Janice in a bikini from the beach bar. While she gets changed behind a curtain, Janice senses somebody coming up. She howls. In his car parked outside Kirk's place, Cruz continues listening. When he hears Eden admitting having tried to kill her father, he can't help wanting to join her. But Pearl dissuades him from it, since this activity is illegal. From Eden and Kirk's place, Cruz goes back to the flat to withdraw the listening device. But Eden backtracks and finds Cruz. She doesn't deny having attempted taking the life of her father anymore, and stands up for Kirk. She asks Cruz if he intends to install a listening device also in their bedroom. Cruz leaves and tells Pearl that everything is well and truly finished between them. Eden visits her father. She still manages to remember the drama that evening...

Episode 353

Mary helps Mark to repaint her flat, but the painting itself is a disaster. She slips on a dressing gown until Mark washes her clothes. Mason leaves to speak with Mary and, seeing her in this attire, thinks that she slept with Mark. Mason and Mark begin fighting with their fists and Mary loses her temper with Mason. In the beach bar, Warren runs up after hearing Janice shout. But he doesn't find anyone. In the Orient Express, Mason questions Gina about the role of her pills, knowing that she lied on the tape about that subject. He finds Janice in the bar and offers to take her home. Kelly draws Dylan away for the maintenance of business with Eden. Dylan offers to buy the oil rig for a length of two years, and to give the Capwell Firms 20 % of recipes for future casinos. In spite of Kirk's opinion, Eden entrusts Kelly that she intends to accept. Dylan goes to the beach bar with the cheek of the money to roll dices with other gamblers. But at Kelly's arrival, they learn that Dylan worked in a casino in the past and feels cheated. They take Kelly hostage for the time to recover 12 000 dollars which Dylan has just earned. Dylan, confused, gets lost in his feelings for Kelly...

Episode 354

Santana tries to make Cruz abandon the idea of selling his home on the beach. She offers to re-decorate it and, with Brandon, puts a Christmas tree up. Cruz decides to keep the home. Eden and Kirk become established in the Capwell residence. But Kirk discovers that their room includes two separate beds. Mason questions Eden about the motivations which encouraged her to marry Kirk. He thinks that Kirk blackmailed her. A noise blares in C.C.'s room: Eden finds the vase on the night table smashed. Nick gives Kelly an engagement ring. Lionel visits Amy and Brick to apologise for Augusta's behaviour. He finds Dylan's announcement in the newspaper, searching for investors for his plan of a casino. He offers his financial contribution against a service: that he engages Brick. Accompanied with Amy, Brick goes to search for where he was born. He asks to consult his file, to find out more about his true father. But the representative pretends not to be able to give the file to him until the next day. She has in fact in her hands the files of four children born the same day as Brick. She phones Minx Lockridge to find out what to do...

Don Stewart temporarily replaces Nicolas Coster in the role of Lionel Lockridge because of "illness".
The name of Charles Bateman in the role of C.C. Capwell disappears of the ending credits for the first time. The site IMDB mentions that it is Jarstin Witnnes who temporarily plays C.C whilst waiting for the arrival of Jed Allan in episode 368, but this information remains unconfirmed.

Episode 355

Kirk makes Gina understand that he suspects her of having disconnected C.C.'s life support. Cruz puts up a Christmas tree at Santana and Brandon's house. Gina comes to visit her son. She asks Santana if she can spend time with him at Christmas. Amy and Brick go back to see the representative that has the archives of birth. She explains to them that Brick's birth file was destroyed in a fire. She goes to the Lockridge residence and gives Minx the files of Brick and of the children born the same day as him. Minx apologises to Brick and throws all the files into the fire in the chimney. Amy and Brick get into the archives office at the hospital and note that Brick's file is untraceable. Janice invites Mason to join her at home to have a drink. But Mason has a clumsy word to Janice and she shows him the door. Mason backtracks and is excused. He and Janice kiss each other. Dylan invites Sam, Amy, Brick, Nick and Kelly to the oil rig. Kelly offers to draw the plans of the future casino. Dylan comes to find her later. They almost kiss each other...

Brian Autenrieth temporarily replaces Brandon Call in the role of Brandon Capwell.

Episode 356

Whilst doing gymnastics, Janice realises that somebody is trying to enter her home. She takes a kitchen knife and calls Cruz for help. But Cruz finds no trace. On the oil rig, Kelly compares Dylan with Joe. Back in Santa Barbara, she entrusts her doubts to Eden as for her marriage with Nick. Eden continues thinking that it perhaps wasn't her who tried to kill her father. Kirk questions Brandon on the night which he spent at the Capwell Hotel with Gina the evening of the drama. Brandon tells him that waking up in the middle of the night, he found his mother fitting into a pink dress. Kirk goes up to the loft and, on an old typewriter, types an anonymous letter to Gina. He tells her that he knows what she did and arranges to meet at the Orient Express. Gina goes there and finds Cruz, Eden, Kirk, Mason, Mary and Mark there. She recovers the second word from her blackmailer without knowing where it came from. Anxious for her alibi, she goes to see Santana and asks Rosa to let her enter. Gina asks Brandon to give her his plush bear. Back in her car, she notes that the pink dress is still inside the bear, and understands that a trap is being set. Some metres from there, Kirk notices this. In the Orient Express, Mason and Mark almost fight once again about Mary, who refuses to go back to Mason. When the pianist starts The Change in Me is You, Cruz invites Eden to dance...

Brian Autenrieth temporarily replaces Brandon Call in the role of Brandon Capwell.

Episode 357

Amy and Brick see the wife of the doctor who helped Katie Wallace give birth. She has in her possession a copy of the medical records of Brick. But Brick finds nothing new there. The woman comes back then with babies' photos. Amy finds one where the name of Brick appears. Kirk follows Gina to the living room of the Capwell villa. He sees her throwing the pink dress and the blonde wig into the fire in the chimney. From her departure, he hastens to save what he can from the fire. Gina has her suitcases and leaves the villa. Before leaving, she is delighted to represent to Janice a portrait of the least flattering of Mason. Gina goes to see Santana. As Rosa refuses to let her enter, she waits for Santana's return in her car.  At her arrival, she invents a pretext to enter and stuns Santana by breaking a vase on her head. She calls the ambulance, hides Santana's motionless body, and is going to awaken Brandon to run away with her. Mason goes to try to get Gina's words given to Janice. After he deals with "Scrooge" for the third time in two days, Mason has a dream where he sees the ghost of Channing Junior, in chains, who comes to announce the imminent visit of three other ghosts. He wakes up by screaming. Cruz goes to tell Kirk that the inquiry into the attempted murder of C.C. was suspended. Kirk promises Eden to do his best to find out if somebody else was involved...

Brian Autenrieth temporarily replaces Brandon Call in the role of Brandon Capwell.

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Episode 358

Cruz learns that Gina was spotted in San Diego. He goes there with Santana and they learn that she hired a car with Brandon, with the intention of running away for Tijuana. Lionel phones Frank, the dairyman, and asks him for a service. Frank goes to Augusta's hotel room and gives her the whole series of presents. Augusta admits, one after another, they are all the presents which Lionel had given her for their first Christmas. Julia and Warren suddenly leave, deciding to spend the Christmas Eve dinner with Augusta. Laken also makes a surprise to have come back to Santa Barbara. Lionel joins them shortly afterwards around the table. Only Minx is missing, who left for Palm Springs. Kirk goes back to the loft and types an anonymous letter addressed to Eden this time. He slips it into a box and leaves it at the foot of the Christmas tree at the Capwells. Mason introduces Janice to Eden, Sophia and Ted. He goes back to the party with her, completely drunk. Once in bed, he receives Ted's visit in the role of the ghost of the passed Christmas. Ted makes him relive a stage of Christmas of their childhood, where he was apparently pushed aside from the stepbrothers and sisters by Sophia. Mason goes back to the bed and hears the visit of a second ghost...

First reappearance of Laken Lockridge since episode 289. It will be necessary to wait for episode 712 before seeing Laken again in the series, under the features of Susan Mary Snyder.
First reappearance of Frank Armsted since episode 276. Frank will make a last reappearance in series in episode 1006.

Episode 359

Brick remains circumspect facing baby's photo which his father took of him. Accompanied with Amy, he goes to Mrs McRae, the widow of the obstetrician, and compares his photo with the one that she had found. It seems obvious to him that it isn't the same baby who is seen on both photos. Mason receives Sophia's visit, personifying the ghost of present Christmas. She shows him her family relinquished to be able to have nothing to do with him. He also sees Mary and Mark kissing each other in the private hospital. Death comes then, which drives him to Christmas of the year to come: Mason discovers that he died and that his family sheds no tears. On his waking, he runs to recover the sarcastic presents under the tree which he had bought for all and replaces them with presents of value. Eden discovers the box under the tree with the anonymous letter, informing her that somebody saw what she did. Kirk types a second letter which he forwards anonymously still, this time claiming 10 000 dollars. Nick, Dylan and Sam invite each other at the Capwell place and participate in the distribution of presents. Nick gives a pup to Kelly. Mason takes Ted's place in his Santa's fancy dress and goes to the health centre to distribute presents to the children, under the dumbfounded eyes of Mary and Mark...

First and last reappearance in the series of Marisa Perkins since episode 330.
The ending credits theme is replaced by the song Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of The Year, by Kenny Rogers.

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