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havenít been able to watch PC over the last few months because I was out of
the states, but I watched it this week and happened to see Frank holding a girl
who had apparently been hit by a car. This
is very confusing because I donít know what led up to it. Can you please fill
me in on what I missed? Mandy
Feldman, Palm Beach FL
February, Frank found an old computer, (weíre talking ancient here) which he
nicknamed Nellie and he soon became obsessed with getting it to work. When his attempts seemed futile, Karen told him to give up,
but Frank stubbornly insisted that he wouldnít quit until he had it in
operation. During this time, Karen's feelings for him deepened and they decided
to seriously date.
As he continued to tinker with the
old computer in his garage, Frank was surprised when a very sad message appeared
on the screen. He answered it,
thinking it was sent from Karen, but upon questioning her, he discovered that
she never sent or received any email messages from him. He was determined to
find out who had sent him the message, and as time passed, he continued to
receive some very strange emails.
Frank then decided to have a computer technician check it out, but the
tech insisted to Frank that it was impossible for him to be receiving e-mail
messages on such an old machine.
Just before Karen accidentally
unplugged the computer, Frank caught a glimpse of another message on the
monitor. When Frankís interest in
the old computer began causing problems between him and Karen, he told her he
would get rid of it, but before he had the opportunity, he received yet another
message. Frank wanted to prove to Karen that he wasnít imagining things, so he
went to get her, but strangely the monitor went blank when Karen entered the
Karen decided to send a message through the old computer and she was very
surprised when she got a reply back. She found that there really was a person
sending messages through Nellie, and her name was Cookie. She told Karen that
she was in high school and that her dad would kill her if he found out that she
was using his machine. Karen was still talking to Cookie about school when Frank
came in. He was very relieved to find out that Karen no longer thought he was
crazy. She admitted to Frank that
she should have trusted him. She and Cookie were still chatting back and forth
when Cookie was interrupted by her father, who angrily told her to stay away
from the computer and then he shut it down.
There was something very strange that neither Karen or Frank knew.
Cookie was wearing a gold heart necklace which was very similar to the
one Karen wore.
A few days later Frank told Karen that he hadnít had any other messages
from Cookie since she cut them off. At
the same time, Cookie's father told her to stay away from the
machine and he tore her necklace
off as a form of punishment because she hadnít obeyed his wishes.
Karen and Frank began talking about high school and she confessed to him
used to watch him from the bleachers when he was an
athlete. He decided to treat her to
a date, something special that she never got to do during her high school years.
After their date, Karen and Frank were back at the garage when they
received a very urgent message from Cookie.
She told them how unhappy her home life had become recently and how
desperate she was to get away.
Later in the week, Frank unplugged the computer and was shocked when he
realized that Cookie's last message was still displayed on the screen. Frank knew that Cookie needed help, so he decided to find
Cookie a professional counselor to help her, even though Karen urged him to stop
responding to her. When he told
Cookie of his plans she hesitated, as she did not want him to know where she
through some photos, Karen happened to find an old snapshot of her Aunt Caroline
taken in 1973. She went to Rhonda and asked her about the photo, as Rhonda had
never told her daughter how much she and her sister resembled each other. Rhonda
told Karen that she (Karen) was exactly like Caroline in every way, but her
death had been too painful for her to talk about.
During their conversation, Rhonda told Karen that the heart shaped locket
she was wearing had once belonged to Caroline. Karen tried her best to get her
mother to reveal more information, but Rhonda became so upset that Karen had to
surprised to learn that Cookie lived in Port Charles. He told her that he could
offer her more help knowing she was living in the same town. He asked Cookie for
her phone number so that he could give it to Kevin and she could have someone to
talk to, but Cookie insisted that she didn't want to confide her problems to
anyone but him. Frank reminded her that they couldn't be talking anymore and
Cookie decided that she would handle things by drinking.
While Frank was
telling Cookie that drinking would only make her problems worse, Karen walked in
and was furious at him for continuing to use the computer. She told him about
her aunt, but he was far more interested in what Cookie was saying. This angered
Karen even more and she decided that since it was her computer she had the right
to shut it down. Frank couldn't believe that Karen wanted to stop him from
helping Cookie, but before they could finish their argument, Karen was paged and
had to leave for GH.
Frank went to
the hospital and brought Karen a peace offering and was relieved when she
reassures him with a kiss. Meanwhile, back at the garage, the old computer
turned itself back on and showed Cookie's most recent message.
Frank how close she felt to her late Aunt Carolyn even though they had never
met. Later on they went to visit Carolynís gravesite.
As she knelt down beside the grave she wished she could have gotten to
know her Aunt Carolyn.
went back to the garage, where he had taken the computer apart, in order to
throw it away, but he was shocked to find another message from Cookie, even
though it would have been impossible for a message to come through after his
trashing the computer. He read the
message and replied, and Cookie answered him once again.
By this time Frank was extremely worried, and he asked Cookie to meet him
at Kelly's. Frank went to
Karen and told her about the message coming in after he had torn out the insides
of the computer. He said he was
worried about Cookieís drinking, and that he asked her to meet them at
tried to convince him to forget about Cookie and when that didnít work she
told him that she didnít want anything else to do with him, as he had no idea
whether Cookie was dangerous or not.
Karen and Frank waited for Cookie to show up at Kelly's. Just as they
were about to give up and leave, Rhonda came in, not Cookie, and she joined them
at their table. Karen couldnít
help but notice her motherís strange behavior and she knew that Rhonda must
have been drinking again. Rhonda
confessed that she had taken a drink when she couldn't deal with the memories of
her sister. She told Karen and Frank that she had been responsible for Carolyn's
death because on the night that Carolyn died, Rhonda was supposed to meet her.
Instead of meeting her sister, Rhonda had been chasing after some boy and
Carolyn was hit
by a car. Meanwhile, Cookie went into Kelly's to wait
for Frank and passed a man reading a newspaper which headlined the Watergate
scandal. As she waited, she carved her name into the window sill. When Frank
didn't show up, Cookie left. At the same time, Frank was leaving Kelly's and he
just happened to glance down to see Cookie's name carved in the windowsill. What
shocked him was that the carving looked like it had been there for many years.
by Karen's apartment to see about her and Rhonda. Karen was very upset about
both her mother falling off the wagon and Frank's obsession with Cookie. She was
tired of being strong for everyone and admitted that she feared becoming just
like her mother. She worried that if she ever had a daughter, she might put her
in the same position she had been in her whole life. Frank assured her that she
would never be like Rhonda. He listed all of her wonderful qualities and then
told her he was falling in love with her.
Frank sat down at the computer and asked Cookie why she hadn't shown up
at Kelly's. Cookie answered by telling him that she had been there and had even
carved her name in the windowsill. Frank
said it was impossible for her to have been there and told her the carving
looked very old. When Cookie made allusions to her time, Frank asked her what
year she thought it was. Cookie told him it was 1973. Frank got out a history
book and quizzed her on
some major events that had occurred that year. When
Cookie answered every question correctly, Frank was mystified.
Cookie called the boy whom she had a crush on to tell him about Frank's
claim that he was from the future. Using expressions that sounded a lot like
Scott Baldwin's, the boy told her that it was impossible and that Frank must
have been crazy.
spooked when he realized that the whole time he was typing to Cookie, the
computer was unplugged. He asked Victor to do a time analysis of the carving in
the window sill. Victor determined that it was 25 to 30 years old. Frank got
back in touch with Cookie and asked her if she would leave him a message under a
loose brick at Kelly's. He raced to see if it was there and was disappointed
when it wasn't. Some inner instinct prompted him to wait and
when he checked a few minutes later, a note from
Cookie was there. Frank was forced to accept that Cookie was living in 1973.
Frank wrestled with the idea that Cookie was from the past. Seeing that
the computer was unplugged and looking at the note Cookie left for him made him
so crazy that he ended up at the bar. He tried to make the bartender believe his
wild tale, but the man suggested Frank go home and sober up.
Back in the garage, Frank yelled at the computer and
wondered why he had been chosen to get involved in
what he considered madness. The computer typed out a message saying that Frank
was Cookieís only friend.
Frank drank beer after beer as he tried to figure out how it was possible that the computer was talking to him. He yelled at the machine to leave him alone and keep Cookie away from him. Karen came in during the midst of his tirade and was shocked to see him drinking. She couldn't believe that he would lose control in such a way and stormed out. Frank ran after her and apologized. Smelling the alcohol on him disgusted her so much that she told him to stay away from her.
Later, when Frank went over to check on her, Karen tried to shove him out
the door. Frank said he intended to fight for their relationship and told Karen
that she was too important for him to just walk away.
Karen softened as she listened to him and the two ended up making love
for the first time. Afterwards,
Frank told Karen that he believed Cookie lived in 1973. Karen was as skeptical
as expected, but warned Frank that if it was true, he should be careful not to
mess up the past. Rhonda stopped by Karen's on her way to an AA meeting because
she still felt badly about Carolyn's death. To combat that, they started looking
through scrapbooks and mementos from the past.
Frank spoke to Cookie via the computer and was dismayed to realize that
she was drinking again. Cookie told Frank that she planned to go the dance and
have sex with the boy
she liked. Frank begged her not to, but Cookie signed
off. As she held up a dress to herself in the mirror, Karen and Rhonda were
looking at a picture of Rhonda as a teenager. She and Cookie were one and the
Frank desperately tried to convince Cookie not to go the dance because he
sure that something bad would happen if she did.
Though Cookie didn't like him telling her what to do, she appreciated his
concern and told him she wouldnít go.
As Karen walked
towards the hospital phone to answer it, she began to disappear. Frank rushed to
the hospital to meet her for their date and was shocked when no one seemed to
know her. He asked Joe if he had seen Karen and Joe said that he didn't know
Karen Wexler and never had.
about Frank when Frank kept insisting that they both knew Karen. Frank called
Karen's apartment and a strange woman answered the phone. Then he checked the
hospital records and found no trace of her. He asked Joe about Rhonda and Joe
revealed that Rhonda was a horrible drunk and Frank would probably find her at
Jake's. Frank went to Jake's and saw Rhonda sitting on a bar stool completely
disheveled and inebriated. Frank
questioned her about Karen and Rhonda said she didn't have a child or any other
family. Frank eventually realized that Rhonda was Cookie and that by telling
Cookie not to go to the dance in 1973, he had caused Karen to never be born.
Frank went to
Rhonda and managed to convince her that he was the person she had been talking
to in the past. Rhonda related the
devastating things that had happened to her as a result of talking to Frank. He
begged her to help him fix things and get Karen back, but Rhonda wanted nothing
more to do with him. As Frank remembered his last time with Karen, he vowed to
restore the present to the way it should be.
stormed into Rhonda's house and found her drunk on the sofa. He demanded that
she tell him where the computer was and she finally said it was in the basement.
He tore open a boarded up door and found a cobwebbed room that hadn't been
touched since 1973. The computer was there and Frank was faced with undeniable
proof that he had changed the past. Joe confided in Kevin that Frank had been
acting strangely and had been asking everyone about Karen Wexler. When Joe
received a call from Rhonda, he and Kevin rushed over to see about Frank. Kevin
got Frank to leave and Joe stayed with Rhonda. When she collapsed in his arms,
he called an ambulance. Frank begged Kevin to help him find Karen and Kevin
agreed to help in any way he could.
Kevin all about Karen and the way he had fallen in love with her. Kevin asked
him to physically describe her and he drew a sketch that exactly resembled
Karen. Frank thought this was proof that Karen existed, but Kevin maintained
that he didn't know her. Kevin went to call Victor to ask him to run a search
for Karen just in case she did exist. When he returned, Frank had taken the
sketch and left.
Kevin spoke to Rhonda to find out whether or not there really was a
Karen Wexler. Rhonda insisted that Frank was crazy and that she didn't have a
daughter. Ian overheard Kevin and asked if there was even the slightest chance
that Karen really did exist. Kevin found out from Victor that there were no
records anywhere of Karen. Frank ran from everyone because he knew they believed
he was crazy. He remained determined to not only find
evidence of Karen's life, but to return her to the
present time. Ian found him in the park and asked for information about Karen.
Frank recounted the whole story again, but Ian didn't believe it. When Frank
mentioned something that only Eve, Ian, and Karen could know, Ian realized Frank
could be telling the truth.
Frank convinced Ian to consider the possibility that Karen did exist and
Ian took him to see the Tirama Bay chief. The chief told Frank that it was
possible for him to go back and
time and fix the mess he had
created. Frank was eager to do anything that would bring Karen back. The chief
was reluctant to give Frank morca root, which would enable him to time travel,
because he feared that Frank would inadvertently change more than he should. He
also told Frank that the drug only worked when powered by a great love. Frank
professed that his love for Karen was bigger than anything he had ever known and
begged the chief to help him.
Frank and Ian convinced the chief to give him the morca root and fix the
messed up. The chief told Frank
that the herb would allow his spirit to travel, but to the outside observer, he
would appear to be in a coma-like state. Knowing that his family and Joe in
particular would flip out if they saw him like that, Frank decided to take the
herb at Ian's house. He went to see his family to tell them that he no longer
believed that Karen existed and he was going away to get some much needed rest.
Everyone but Lucy and Kevin bought his story. Lucy urged Frank to give
her the picture that Kevin drew of Karen, but Frank lied and said he threw it
away. Lucy and Kevin privately agreed that they knew Frank wasn't telling the
truth. Frank said a special goodbye to Mary and then wrote a letter for Neil in
Kevin attempted to sketch
Karen from Frank's previous description. After several tries, he got it right
and ran to find Frank. He told Frank that he didn't believe that he was really
going off on a fishing trip. Frank tried to maintain that he no longer believed
Karen existed, but when Kevin said he believed in Frank, Frank admitted that he
was going in search of Karen. Kevin wished him luck and let him know that he
could count on Kevin's total support.
Joe cornered Kevin to ask him if he thought that Frank was really stable
be alone in Alaska. Kevin assured Joe that Frank
would be fine and convinced him to just give his brother time and space. Lucy
told Kevin that she found out that Frank had never boarded the plane to Alaska.
She was stunned and elated when Kevin revealed that he believed Frank and had
encouraged him to look for Karen. Kevin showed Lucy the picture her drew of
Karen and Lucy noted that Karen seemed very familiar to her. Sketch in hand,
Kevin went to see Rhonda.
As the chief prepared the morca root for Frank, he had a few strong
warnings. He told Frank not to tamper with anything other than getting Karen
back. He knew that Frank
would be tempted to change many
other things, but if Frank did this, it could have dire consequences. Frank
promised to only make certain that Karen was born and do nothing else. As he
took the morca root and focused on Karen, he opened his eyes to find himself in
a park. A newspaper on a bench revealed the date as being 1973. Frank had
visited Rhonda to ask her more questions about Frank and Karen. Rhonda
talk about it and especially didn't want to talk about the computer. Kevin's
suspicions grew when she said the computer had caused her nothing but trouble.
Kevin stopped her from leaving the room and the picture she was holding of
herself and Carolyn fell
to the floor. Kevin picked it up and compared it to
the sketch he drew of Karen. He looked up at Rhonda in shock.
Now back in
1973, Frank read the paper in the park to get caught up on what was going on. As
he sat on the bench, a little boy ran up to him. Frank stared at him in stunned
recognition as he realized he was looking at himself as a child. Soon,
the boy's mother came to retrieve her son and Frank looked into the eyes of his
mother. Mary was pregnant with Joe and obviously didn't
Frank, but she was very friendly toward him. He initially asked her to have
coffee with him, but he rescinded the offer when she said she was on her way to
apply for a job at GH. He was afraid that he might accidentally change something
in the future if he detained her. She directed him to the Wexler home and Frank
watched as Carolyn, who was the spitting image of Karen, came out of the house.
Frank followed Carolyn to Kelly's and tried to ask her about Cookie.
Carolyn refused to answer his questions and told him to leave her and Cookie
alone. Frank overheard Carolyn tell Cookie on the phone that she was going to
the movies. The address Carolyn gave Cookie sounded familiar to Frank, and when
he noticed the date on Kelly's menu board, March 7,
1973, he tore out of the diner after Carolyn. Frank
arrived just in time to see Carolyn hit by a car after stepping into the street.
And thatís where you came in J
and Tad have had so many problems lately. Now
their son, Junior is in trouble with the police.
What did he do? B. Monroe,
or JR as he likes to be called, has been going through a tough time since his
mother and Tad started having marriage problems due to her affair with David
Hayward and his suspected one nighter with crazy Leslie Colson. Besides this, his father Adam is not the best role model for
a kid to have, as he sees how Adam controls people using his money and
influence. JR began hanging out
with a crowd from school that uses drugs and his life began spinning out of
He was caught red-handed paying someone to do a research paper for him.
When he was called on this by the principal his reaction to being caught
and what followed would have meant a good mouth washing with Ivory soap for
anyone else. When the principal told Dixie that JR had been caught cheating, JR
asked that Adam be called instead. OF course, when Adam arrived he stood by JR.
Dixie and Adam
ended up in another confrontation and she announced that she wanted JR to move
back in with her, but Adam said that JR should be allowed to make that choice.
Later, Dixie asked JR to come home with her, but he insisted he wanted to
continue living with Adam.
informed Tad about what had occurred, he urged her to get JR away from Adam, but
Dixie was afraid to provoke Adam because he had threatened to go after custody
of JR, but Tad promised they would not lose him, and he and Dixie went to find
her son together.
Meanwhile, a police officer approached the boathouse where JR
was hanging out with his friends. JR protested when the officer wanted to search
one of the boy's backpacks. The officer asked JR for his ID and JR whipped out a
one hundred dollar bill as he gave him his name. The officer was offended that
JR offered him a bribe and decided to take him to the station. JR shoved him
just as Tad and Dixie arrived. Of course, after being assaulted, the officer
placed JR under arrest.
At the police
station, Dixie tried to speak to the officer on JR's behalf, but JR said he did
not want her there and called Adamís lawyer, Barry. The officer told Dixie
that JR would be spending the night
in juvenile hall, but JR, with his usual attitude, said his father would not let
that happen. Tad reassured Dixie when she feared that JR was turning into Adam
and worried what he would be like if Adam got custody. Soon, Adam and Liza arrived at the station and Barry
explained the charges against JR. Dixie told Adam that JR was moving back with
her, but once again Adam told her that JR should decide where he lives. Later,
the officer announced that he was releasing JR into Adam's care, and JR then
walked out of the station without a word to Dixie.
Before JR's hearing, Adam told the
judge that JR was a good boy but had been acting
out because of Dixie and Tad's
marital problems. Dixie spoke up
that Adam had corrupted JR and begged the judge to show JR there were
consequences to his actions. Meanwhile, JR
sped away from the courthouse in Adam's car.
He met up with his friends at the boathouse, where, after buying pills
from one of the other boys for everyone, JR took two himself. A few minutes
later, Hayley walked by and asked what was going on. JR covered and told Hayley
that Adam was out back. When Hayley went to look for him, JR took off. Hayley
found her brother in Adam's car and got in the passenger seat just before he
sped off like an idiot. Hayley told JR she wanted to help him and asked him to
slow down, but he ignored her. A few seconds later, he became distracted by a
warning chime in the car and swerved off the
Meanwhile, back at the courthouse, the judge ordered Adam to bring in
JR, but Adam,
was quite shaken by this time returned alone and said JR was gone. After Dixie
left to look for him, Adam tried to call JR on his phone in the car.
When Adam went to look for JR, he found him and Hayley unconscious in the
car and immediately called for an ambulance. When JR woke up and saw Hayley, he
realized what he had done. Soon, Hayley awoke and Adam helped her out of the
vehicle. JR panicked when he heard the police sirens approaching, and Adam told
him to get into the back seat and to tell the police that he (Adam) had been
driving. At hearing this, Hayley was horrified that her father wanted to cover
up for JR and urged her brother to do the right thing. After the police arrived,
JR remained silent as Adam lied that he had been driving. Then Tad and Dixie
arrived as Hayley interrupted and told the cops the truth. Adam protested when
the officer wanted to take JR to the station to be tested for drugs, and Hayley
told him that he needed to own up to his actions. She sensed JR was high on
something, but he would not tell her anything. Then Mateo arrived and blasted JR
for endangering Hayley and the baby. The officer returned and announced that the
judge wanted JR brought to juvenile hall to be tested for drugs.
Of course, JR knew what the test results would be, but at the lab, one of
his friends approached him and told him that for the right amount of money he
would give him a clean urine sample, so naturally, JR paid him, took the sample,
and hid it under his jacket. After
the test, Adam was relieved when JR came back and told him that the results were
the real world, a person who undergoes a test for drugs, usually does so under
strict security, in order to avoid what JR got away with. I received this info.
from my husband, who is in law enforcement.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Asa ever married to Gabrielle in the past?
Itís hard to remember because heís been married so many times.
Thanks. Cindi Myers, SC
Samantha Vernon; Delila Ralston; Becky Lee Abbott; Pamela Stuart; Renee Divine;
Blair Daimler; Alexandra Olanov; Alex again; Renee again, hmmmÖnope, this is
the first time for Gabrielle and Asa.
happened during the beginning of the year when Blair agreed to marry Todd.
He had plans to take Blair away for a quickie wedding, but she put a stop
to it and said she wanted to wait and get married in Llanview. Blair was torn
over her plans for a future with
Todd and talked to Kelly, who simply warned her to
stay away from him altogether.
When Todd discovered that Skye was really Rae's daughter he kept the news
to himself until after he had gone to Rae for advice about Blair, and she told
him to give Blair an
emotional gift to prove how he
felt about her. Todd then presented Blair with a copy of the Bible page that
proved Skye was Raeís daughter. Blair
was thrilled to learn that she now something on Skye that would destroy her
Having passed a
lie detector test, Skye was released from jail and began plotting her own
revenge against Todd and Blair. She forgave Max for doubting her innocence in
his shooting and the two of them teamed up to destroy Todd and Blair.
Todd and Blair vowed to get even with everyone who had done them dirty.
They decided to tell Skye that Rae had shot Max.
Then they told Renee that Max knew the identity of her real son and also
told Asa that Max had been scamming him. They
were so ecstatic by the chaos they were creating, that they ended up spending
the night together and making love, which leads us to Blairís pregnancy.
has happened to GH? Now Helena is bringing her son out of cold storage.
How about listing some of the other unbelievable storylines these writers
have come up with in the past? Nancy
for bringing this up, Nancy.
In 1981, during the Ice Princess
storyline, those zany Cassadines threatened to put the world into a deep freeze,
using their weather machine. They
got as far as creating a blizzard in Port Charles, until Luke and Laura came to
the rescue and saved the day.
Unfortunately Mikkos was turned into a popsicle in the
process. I wonder if Helena has him
stored away somewhere waiting to be thawed out?
In 1990, Robin Scorpio found a strange crystal on Spoon Island.
She showed it to Tiffany Hill on her television show. Writer PK Sinclair
watched a tape of the program, and was fascinated by Robin. Sinclair was Anna
and Robert's archenemy, the despicable and dastardly Cesar Faison, and he wanted
Robin's crystal filled her room with a cool, blue light which spread to the shed
across the yard. Inside, in a blazing show of lights and lasers, a visitor
arrived. His name was Casey and he was an alien from the planet Lumina.
Anna helped Casey to go home...though Frisco Jones still had a
hard time believing Casey was from another planet. While assisting Casey, Anna came face-to-face with Faison.
He captured Anna, Robin and Casey, but he was thwarted, and left town,
and Casey went home to Lumina.
It seems as though every ten years we can look forward to the writers coming up with something along these lines.
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