December 1978 Daily Recaps
Re-aired October 10, 2001
In the emergency room, Seneca restrains Tom by administering a shot. When Tom falls unconscious, Pat and Seneca agree that if they don't treat Tom soon he will not survive. Meanwhile, Roger comforts Faith when she asks about Tom and asks Roger why Tom would do something like this to her. Across the room, Tom's lung begins to re-inflate - although he is still hanging on by a thread. Later, Faith recounts to Pat her experience with Kenneth and asks Pat why Tom would do something like this to her. At Frank's office, Bob is surprised when he arrives and asks Nancy what she is doing there so late. Maeve asks Siobhan not to leave her work materials around the house where Maeve can find them. When the two begin to debate birth control, Siobhan angers Maeve when she tells her that if Frank had used birth control he would not be in the situation that he is in now. Meanwhile, when Nancy admits to Bob her confusion in not agreeing to see Pat anymore, Bob asks her if she would like to stay on with Frank and move to Washington. Faith tells Pat that although she tried hard to make things work between her and Tom, she missed him terribly and was miserable without him. Later, Seneca tells Faith that she will be moved to a hospital room and that Jill will stay with her throughout the night. As Seneca is relaying Tom's status to Faith, Tom goes into cardiac arrest.
Re-aired October 11, 2001
Seneca rushes to Tom's bedside where he is in cardiac arrest. After giving Seneca's body a jolt with the defibrillator the group waits in expectant hope and Seneca's body comes back to life. In the waiting room, Pat tells Johnny of Tom's close call and of what he has learned from Faith and has a hard time fully understanding what is going on and the fact that Tom tried to kill her. Excited about her new job, Mary is unable to sleep and later becomes upset when Jack accuses her of forgetting her role as a mother and wife as she pursues a career. When Mary tells him that if things don't work, she will quit working and stay home, Jack tries to be supportive but is still skeptical. Maeve consults Johnny about the letter from her sister and when he realizes how upset she is, he urges her to call Annie - regardless of how much the call to Ireland will cost. Pat, Seneca, and Roger disagree over what is wrong with Tom. When the three decide to go in and talk to Tom, Pat decides to remain in the background aware that his presence is inflammatory to Tom. Later, Tom begins a conversation with Terry, which concerns Seneca and Roger when they realize that Tom is talking to someone who is not there.
Re-aired October 11, 2001
As Roger lies sleeping, Delia enters Faith's quarters continuing forward with her plans to take over the Coleridge house. When Roger finds her, he demands to know exactly what it is that she is doing. Meanwhile, Maeve arrives at the hospital for a visit with Faith. Later, Maeve and Seneca manage a civilized conversation about Faith, Tom, and especially Edmund. Later, Seneca is surprised when Maeve asks Seneca if he would mind answering a few personal questions. On the hotel Veranda, Rae tells Frank that this will all come to an end when they get to Washington in order to maintain a bit of discretion. Later, Rae continues forth with her plan to make Frank forget about Jill and Edmund. Delia explains to Roger that after what has happened that Faith and Tom, they will no longer need the entire Coleridge house while she and Roger will. When Roger refuses to commit to the decision because of what the house means to Faith, Delia becomes more determined. Maeve consults Seneca about Annie and is shaken when Seneca suggests that Annie be examined as soon as possible.
Re-aired October 12, 2001
Maeve tells Johnny about her conversation with Seneca and his input about Annie. Later, when Maeve tells Johnny that their bridging the gap with Seneca is only going to be met with reluctance, Johnny becomes grumpy and refuses to respond. At the hospital, Seneca pays a visit to Tom and tries to find out exactly what happened at the lake. When Tom gives Seneca the details of what has happened, Seneca questions whether or not he is crazy. Maeve places a call to Annie and is upset to learn that Annie is out for the afternoon. When Maggie tells Maeve that Annie refuses to go in for test, Maeve gets the go ahead to send for Annie. Bob pays a visit to Johnny concerned about Faith and Tom. Later, Delia arrives to see Little John and tells Bob that with Roger being at the hospital all day that she needs the comfort of her little boy. When Bob questions her decision to prohibit Little John to go on the trip with Frank and Rae, Delia tells him that Rae is after Frank and that she is not going to allow Little John to be caught in the middle. When Frank arrives, Bob and Johnny prepare to tell him about Faith and Tom. Later, when Delia tells Frank of her plans to get custody of Little John, Frank accuses her of not being a fit mother. Upset, Delia "mistakenly" tells Frank of Seneca's adoption of Edmund.
Re-aired October 12, 2001
Playing innocent, Delia fills Frank in on Seneca's adoption of Edmund. Later, Frank tells her that he will do everything in his power to make sure that she does not get custody of Little John. At the courthouse, Jill and Seneca gather for a meeting with the Judge. Meanwhile, Frank finds Bob and asks him to gather as much information as he can on the adoption of Edmund. Jill assures Seneca that Edmund's natural father is in no position to acknowledge him as his own. At Ryan's, Bob questions Delia's motives for telling Frank about the adoption and reminds her that regardless of what she is going through they owe the Ryan's a lot. Later, Jack enters and gives Kevin and Siobhan an update on the little that he knows about Faith and Tom and shares his frustration that he cannot find out anything further. When Jack asks how things are going with her new job, Siobhan tells him that it would be great if he would do a story on family planning. When he refuses, Siobhan tells him that as a writer he is editing his convictions for his mother-in-law. Meanwhile, when Bob gives Frank the information on the judge for Edmund's case, Frank is hopeful since this is a judge that he knows very well.
Re-aired October 15, 2001
Frank tells Georgia the truth about his being Edmund's father and asks Georgia for help in setting up an appointment with the judge. Seneca and Jill pay a visit to Faith and are taken aback when she admits her fears that Tom is going to come into her hospital room and hurt her. As Faith recounts what happened in the woods, Seneca and Jill listen quietly stunned by the realization of how close Faith was to death. Upset about how Frank and Bob treated her, Delia tells Roger that she is determined to go ahead with the custody suit at the earliest possible moment and makes an appointment to see her lawyer. Georgia tells Frank that he has an appointment to see the judge within the next thirty minutes. As he is preparing to leave, Nancy visits Frank and tells him that she spoke with Bob about possibly joining his staff and tells him that she is formally applying for the job. Pleased, Frank tells her that the job is hers and tells her exactly what her new job will be. Later, Nancy admits to Frank her feelings for Pat and assures him that this new job is just what she needs to forget about Pat. Faith is happy for Seneca and Jill when Seneca tells her of his plans to adopt Edmund. At the courthouse, a humble Frank pays a visit to the judge and asks him that their conversation be held in confidence. When the judge agrees, Frank tells him that about Edmund fully aware that he is placing the future of his political career in the judge's hands.
Re-aired October 15, 2001
Jack arrives at Ryan's looking for Mary and beaming because he has tickets to a fight. He informs Johnny that the fight is across the river in New Jersey. Meanwhile, just as Mary is preparing to leave the office, her new boss enters and introduces himself as Thatcher Ross. She asks if a meeting the next morning would work for him, and is surprised when he says that right now would be better. Frank meets with Judge De Courcy to discuss Edmund's adoption, and gives the judge his perspective on Seneca Beaulac. After hearing him out, the judge agrees to re-examine the situation and possibly extend the waiting period for the adoption process. Mary has a hard time connecting with her new boss, and their conversation grows intense. At the bar, Jack notices that Siobhan seems a little down. Frank arrives at Rae's apartment and is clearly distracted. Rae is able to gradually change his mood, and assures him that she will do everything she can to bring him and Little John together under the same roof. Later, Mary defends herself to Thatcher and tells him not to judge her based on the fact that she is Frank's sister. After she calls and informs Jack that she won't be able to make the fight, Jack offers his extra ticket to Siobhan.
Re-aired October 16, 2001
Mary arrives home and finds that Jack is not there. Bob informs her that Jack isn't at the bar either. As Mary wonders if Jack went to the fight without her, Jack watches Siobhan with intrigue as he realizes she is as excited about the fight as he is. Seneca talks to Tom to get a medical history, and Tom tells him that he senses that he has been in touch with someone from his past that died, a girl he loved named Teresa Donoghue. Tom is not able to remember much. Seneca finishes his exam and tells Tom that it is too early to know what is wrong. Meanwhile, Jack and Siobhan stop at Lem's to eat after the fight, and continue to enjoy each other's company. As they talk, Mary waits at the apartment. Bob visits Delia and learns that his sister has made up her mind that she and Roger should have the whole Coleridge house to themselves. Mary explodes when she learns that Jack took Siobhan to the fight and stopped for dinner afterward. Jack refuses to apologize, reminding Mary that she has no right to complain considering the many times that she has been late.
Re-aired October 16, 2001
Frank tells Bob about his meeting with Judge DeCourcy. Meanwhile, the judge calls Jill and tells her that he would like to meet with her and Seneca as soon as possible. Roger is less than enchanted when Delia describes her new plans for their apartment. He refuses to make the elaborate changes that she has in mind, and leaves to take a shower. At the judge's chambers, Judge DeCourcy questions Seneca about the paternity information he withheld. Seneca explains the reasoning he had in keeping the truth from Jill, and readily admits that he cannot justify the lie. When Seneca questions where the judge obtained this information, the judge explains that the source is confidential. Pat runs into Nancy at Frank's office. Their greetings are noticeably restrained, covering much emotion. Nancy informs Pat that she will be moving to Washington to work on Frank's Washington staff. Pat tells Nancy that he hopes she enjoys it, and comments that Frank is very lucky. Back at Jill's apartment, Jill insists that Seneca promise not to approach Frank about Judge DeCourcy's attitude reversal.
Re-aired October 17, 2001
Delia continues to scheme to get her hands on the Coleridge house. When Bob mentions that Faith might actually want to get out of the house, Delia's wheels begin to turn and she makes a quick exit, noting that she would like to take some flowers by for Faith. Pat goes to see Faith and reassures her that she is safe now. He tells her how much the family loves her. Seneca visits Rae and threatens that if Frank pursues matters with Judge DeCourcy, then Seneca will go public with the whole story. Rae is obviously taken by surprise with all of this, but pleas with Seneca to stay away from Frank, promising that she will make sure that Seneca gets what he wants. As Pat and Faith talk, Delia arrives and waits patiently to make a move until Pat is called away by a nurse. After he leaves, Delia talks to Faith about how terrible it is to think that Faith will have to return to her house that's full of such dreadful memories. Delia leaves a much shakier Faith, deciding that she's done enough for the first phase of her plan. Meanwhile, an infuriated Rae confides in Polly about her anger over the Edmund situation, deciding that she will have to have a talk with Judge DeCourcy herself.
Re-aired October 17, 2001
Seneca meets with Roger and tells him about his session with Tom. He advises that he would like a full neurological workup on Tom, thinking that there's a possibility that there is a physical, neurological basis for Tom's behavior. Meanwhile, a very enthusiastic Rae greets Judge DeCourcy, noting that she is there to discuss the Beaulac adoption of Edmund Coleridge. At the Ryan's, Johnny is delighted when Nancy tells him that she will be joining Frank in Washington as his assistant. Nancy is candid with Johnny about her feelings for Pat, explaining that their situation is part of the reason why she wants to make the move. As Roger helps Faith back into bed, she confides in him about her fears in returning home. As she talks, she innocently admits to her conversation with Delia. Roger is able to cover his rage, but quickly makes an excuse for having to return home. Roger arrives home in a shot, confronting Delia immediately. He threatens Delia that if she involves Faith in this again then she will be out on the sidewalk. Delia responds that she is sorry she ever married him, but Roger is unresponsive as he turns and leaves. In the judge's chambers, Rae is quite at ease as she smoothly explains to Judge DeCourcy that an expeditious adoption of the baby will be best for Edmund, the Beaulacs and even more particularly for Frank. She leaves him with the note that she will be eternally grateful if this can happen, hinting that there could be an appointment to a federal bench for him someday if everything works out.
Re-aired October 18, 2001
Mary arrives home and makes a genuine effort to communicate with Jack. Jack is distant at first, but warms up as Mary's chipper mood becomes infectious. Meanwhile, Seneca watches Tom sleep, and Roger enters the room. As they talk, Tom dreams about Faith in the boat heading for the waterfall. As he calls out Faith's name, he awakens and Seneca has to calm him. After Roger runs a couple of tests on Tom, he and Seneca discuss his findings. Later, Roger arrives home and he and Delia discuss the apartment renovation. Delia tells Roger that she has decided to go ahead with the grandiose renovations she described, and that she will pay for them herself with her own money. Much to her dismay, Roger calls her bluff and tells her to go ahead. When she explodes, Roger is able to calm her down and assure her that the renovations he has agreed to pay for will suffice. Mary and Jack share a wonderful moment when they go Christmas tree shopping with Ryan. Jack stops and tells Mary how much he loves her, and asks her never to give up on him. At the hospital, Tom wakes to find Teresa at the foot of his bed. The nurse and Seneca witness the entire scene.
Re-aired October 18, 2001
As Seneca and Roger consult about Tom's condition, they are interrupted by a call from Judge DeCourcy. Much to Seneca's relief, the judge informs Seneca that he has given the matter his full attention and consideration and has decided to expedite the adoption. Seneca is pleased as he hangs up the phone, and says a private thank you to Rae Woodard. Roger is genuinely a concerned brother and reassures Faith about returning to the house. He explains Delia's motives for the conversation she had with Faith. Jack visits with Maeve and Johnny, and let's them know that he is doing his best to support Mary with her new job. They are interrupted by a call for Maeve from Annie, who informs her that she will be there for the New Year. Meanwhile, Seneca arrives at Rae's with a giant bouquet of flowers and thanks her for her efforts on his behalf. When Seneca questions if Rae plans to marry Frank, she confirms that she does. Pat visits Faith and promises her that she'll be home in time for Christmas. Faith reaches out to kiss Pat, and he responds.
Re-aired October 19, 2001
Rae shares the latest news with Polly, assuring her that the outlook is good for the Beaulacs to get custody of Edmund and Delia to get custody of Little John. Polly wishes her the best of luck. Mary visits Faith at the hospital and tells her how happy she is that Pat is keeping an eye on her. Faith expresses how wonderful it is to be able to be with him without it causing any trouble. Meanwhile, Tom hears Teresa's voice in his dream, telling him that there is something he must do. Tom awakes to find the nurse, and she agrees to step outside and get him some medication. Once she's gone, Teresa encourages Tom to take this chance to punish Faith. He manages to make his way out of bed and to the door. Frank arrives at Rae's apartment to find the great lengths Rae has gone to on his behalf to prepare for Christmas. He begins to object, but finds that he really appreciates it very much. Later, Delia distracts Tom's nurse, pressing her for details about Tom's condition. Down the hall, Tom approaches Faith's bed, obedient to Teresa's request.
Re-aired October 19, 2001
At the hospital, Faith awakens to find Tom standing beside her bed, reaching for her. Faith pulls back and screams at the top of her lungs. Delia visits Maeve and Johnny and tells them about her plans to renovate Roger's apartment to make room for Little John. After she leaves, it is clear that Maeve is upset at the thought of Delia getting custody of Little John. Johnny suggests that maybe Frank will marry Rae and they will gain custody, but Maeve doesn't believe Rae has maternal instincts, either. Meanwhile, a nurse and orderly hurry into Faith's room, followed by Seneca and Pat. Seneca gets Tom away from Faith's bedside, while Pat comforts a terrified Faith. After they take Tom away, Faith explodes. She tells Pat that she never wants Tom near her again. Pat tells Faith that he would like to take her home, and offers to stay with her if she needs him to. As Seneca examines Tom, Tom fears that he has lost Faith, but supposes that he deserves it. Tom talks to Seneca about the music he heard and the vision of Teresa, and asks Seneca if he is crazy.
Re-aired October 22, 2001
Faith returns home in time for Christmas and is comforted by her family and friends. Maeve and Siobhan share a warm holiday moment over gifts. Johnny is delighted to find the two women together and happy. Later, Jill, Seneca and Edmund return home and Seneca gives Edmund one present before he takes off for work. Back at Faith's, Pat tells Faith how happy he is to have her home and feels like they have a chance for a fresh beginning. Delia and Roger arrive at the Ryan's, and Delia insists on giving Little John one last present. Johnny points out to Roger that the present is inappropriate, but Roger defends the gift. Delia is unnerved when she finds Little John running his new gift, a toy car, over her fur coat. After everyone leaves, Maeve tells Johnny that she might just have a solution for Little John's custody. Jill and Seneca take pictures of the family celebrating Christmas. Faith is concerned by Pat's presence, but is torn by her fear of being alone. Their sexual tension dissolves when a nurse arrives to look after Faith for the night. Pat kisses Faith and leaves.
Re-aired October 22, 2001
The Ryans gather around the Christmas tree to celebrate. Rae delivers to Maeve a message from her mother thanking her for allowing her to spend Christmas day with them. The festive moment is interrupted when Delia arrives and becomes upset when she sees Little John sitting in Rae's lap. When she asks to take Little John with her for the evening, Delia gets upset and demands that Little John not spend any time with Rae. When Rae objects and announces that she too has a gift to give to Little John, Delia announces to the group that Rae is only pretending to like Little John so that she can get to Frank. When Rae leaves in tears, Maeve has to break up an argument between Frank and Delia. Frank is stunned when Maeve tells him to let Delia take LJ for the evening. In the kitchen, Rae uses Delia's mistreatment to get closer to Frank. At the hospital, Mary pays a visit to Tom and takes him a bit of Christmas cheer. Tom tells Mary how sorry he is that he has harmed the one person that he loves most in the world and shares with her his fear that he is still trying to harm her. Delia takes Little John home and everyone is determined to recapture the Christmas spirit. Jack and Siobhan share a moment when he tells her how pretty she is when she is happy and carefree.
Re-aired October 23, 2001
Maeve tells Johnny her plan involving Delia: She hopes that a few days of mothering a demanding child is just what Delia needs to drop her custody suit. When Johnny asks how she will pull it off, Maeve tells him that she will fake a back injury. At Roger's, an exquisitely dressed Delia and Roger prepare to return Little John home so that they can head out to the staff Christmas party at the hospital. Maeve calls Roger and tells him that her back is out and that they will have to keep Little John for a few days. Later, Roger is infuriated when Delia is unable to find a sitter and they are unable to go to the party. At Faith's house, Faith and Pat find themselves experiencing old feelings as they share memories of their Christmas mornings. Meanwhile, Mary finds Thatcher alone at work and questions him about his being there. Mary is pleased when Thatcher points out a few mistakes on her previous story and offers to mentor her. Roger arrives at Ryan's to pick up Little John's suitcase and is overwhelmed at the thought of instant paternity when Maeve gives him a list of things that must be done for LJ daily. At Roger's, Delia finds Little John to be an inconvenience when she has more trouble locating a sitter. Faith and Pat realize that they are finally able to be together.
Re-aired October 23, 2001
Johnny and Frank enjoy a laugh together when Johnny explains Maeve's plan regarding Delia and Little John. He asks Frank to keep the plan a secret. Later, a curious Rae playfully punches Frank when he refuses to tell her what he is laughing about. As Delia faces up to motherhood and prepares Little John for bed, she tells Roger that it is unfair that her Christmas had to end this way. Faith and Pat share feelings and tell that each other they never want to be separated again. When Pat questions her about Tom, Faith tells him that she never wants to think about Tom again and that she loves Pat. Rae tries to tease the information from Frank and becomes angry when he refuses to answer her. When she apologizes for her behavior, Frank forgives her and reminds her that while he does love her he will not take being bossed around. At Roger's house, Little John presents unforeseen problems when he refuses to go to sleep and keeps Delia and Roger from spending any time alone together. When Delia is able to get to bed, Little John startles them both when he screams loudly in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, after making love, Pat and Faith declare never to be separated again.
Re-aired October 24, 2001
Roger awakens and is startled to discover Delia asleep on the sofa with Little John. Delia pouts when she loses a coin toss with Roger over getting up and making breakfast. Faith and Pat continue to enjoy each other's company. At Frank's office, Frank reads Bob a letter from the judge regarding Edmund's adoption. Bob is highly amused when Frank explains Maeve's ploy regarding Delia and Little John and hopes that this will get her to drop her custody suit. Roger and Delia try to enjoy breakfast together as Little John makes as much noise as he can with his toys. Later, Delia is horrified when she learns that she will be home alone with Little John all day because Roger has to go to work. When Little John comes out of the bathroom dripping with bubbles, Delia rises to the challenge of motherhood. At Ryan's, Nancy gives Bob and Johnny details of her stay in Washington. Bob and Johnny congratulate Nancy on her new career Nancy. Nancy feigns an appointment and leaves when she sees a happy Pat and Faith entering the bar.
Re-aired October 24, 2001
Seneca and Roger discuss Tom's x-rays and the possibility of a risky surgery, which could leave Tom blind. Teresa appears in Tom's room. She is upset that he refuses to blame Faith when she is sure that everything is her fault. At Ryan's, Faith explains to Johnny her new sense of freedom and that while she wishes Tom a strong recovery, she will never be able to get over the fact that Tom tried to kill her. Jill meets Johnny and Maeve to discuss Edmund's adoption, telling Johnny that she wants to bring Edmund over for a nice long visit with he and Maeve. Later, Frank arrives and Johnny tells him that Jill is arranging for Edmund to visit. When Johnny leaves, Frank blasts Jill for being self-destructive and involving Edmund. In Tom's hospital room, Teresa tries to convince Tom to leave the hospital with her. When Tom becomes outraged, the nurse tries to settle him and Tom pushes her out of the way, running to Seneca and Roger. Later, Seneca and Roger explain to Tom that he has epilepsy. When they tell him of the surgery and the possible risks involved, Tom decides to do it anyway fearing that if he doesn't, he will kill someone. Tom asks to see Faith and Roger agrees to relay the request to her. At Ryan's, Frank is delighted when he looks in the bar and sees Pat and Faith dancing and enjoying each other again.
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