Episode 140: Mind Impact
Francis Bay, Long Island
It's early morning. Bethany quietly calls Benjamin over on her cell phone. She informs him of what she discovered the night before. Hidden camera's hidden in the house. Benjamin suspects Rebecca, but Bethany is not so sure, but insists they watch their step. Benjamin tells his mother, he is going to take his motorcycle out for a spin.
Whilst Benjamin makes himself scarce, Rebecca enters the kitchen getting a glass of water and Bethany interrupts her.
"So that's why you couldn't wait to take him for a joyride yesterday," Bethany bluntly says.
"Huh?" Rebecca frowns. "What are you rambling on about now."
"I didn't know playing Big Brother was on the agenda."
"Are you on crack again? I thought you made it perfectly clear last night, with your kinky innuendo."
Bethany throws down the webcams that were hidden around the downstairs.
"Wanna explain what you hoping to achieve?" Bethany snaps.
"Are you serious?" Rebecca gasps.
"Rebecca you have been sloppy honey. You take Harry out of the house, while injured, without my permission. And you do this."
"For what purpose?"
"You don't trust me. You think you can always be one step ahead of me don't you Becks.?"
"Are you implying that I set this whole thing up to spy you? Bethany there is more important things to worry about in my life at the moment, than you. If you think I did this then, it's your fucking problem not mine. I'm sure there are plenty of enemies out there, plotting your downfall."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
Rebecca keeps quiet on the fact, Emma warned her to be careful of Bethany, as she could be dangerous.
"It's means, that I didn't install these camera's. Seriously, I'm not that technically gifted."
"I sure hope for your sake that's the truth. You're excused."
Kings Café Apartment
Bethany rings the Apartment buzzer for the apartment and Deloris answers. Deloris allows Bethany in and Dominic feels really tense and awkward when Bethany makes her presence. Dominic is still reeling from discovering Bethany got Charlotte involved in the death of Mrs Robinson two months earlier. Bethany notices Deloris is making missing posters based her mothers disappearance. Both Dominic and Deloris are unaware that Bethany and the Francis Bay Killer 'Benita' was behind Charlotte's gruesome murder weeks earlier. Deloris thanks Bethany for stopping, but insists she must carry on handing out flyers. Upon Deloris, leaving apartment, Bethany takes out the cams and throws them on the table.
"Yeah, what are they?" Dominic shrugs.
"Well, they look like camera's to me. You really wanna take the most hateful revenge on me don't you Dom?" Bethany accuses.
"I'm confused, what are you insinuating?"
"You know damn well what I'm getting at. So cut the bullshit Dominic, I know you been keeping surveillance on me. You been trying to out me."
"I would love to do that, considering what you did to my wife."
"No, what we did to your wife. It's not all me Dom, your hands are far from clean."
"If I was going to do this, it would be the most stupidest act I could do. You know why, because I know you'd take me down to."
"Thought you didn't care about that. But you do...Deloris. We can't have her finding out, that her father orchestrated the death of her brother now can we."
Dominic sees red and almost strikes Bethany in rage.
"YOU SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!" Dominic snaps.
"Thank you, that's all I wanted to know," Bethany calmly responds holding her nerves.
Bethany takes her handbag and proceeds to the front door.
"So why did you think it was me?" Dominic queries.
"Just wanted to be sure? And I believe you."
"One more thing, Beth...If I find out that you had anything to do with Charlottes disappearance. I will make you wish Albert Kray killed you the night he raped you."
Bethany chuckles momentarily. "And I thought, I was all out evil. Guess we'll find out who has the darker side in due course."
"God help me."
"Get to me first Dom... or try to."
Bethany leaves. Dominic suspects Bethany is behind the disappearance of Charlotte as she did not deny it, but didn't admit it either. Dominic grabs a glass and smashes it against the wall in anger.
Benjamin arrives at a Gas Station about twenty miles west of Francis Bay to fill is Motorcycle up. He goes in to pay and buy and some brunch. Upon returning to his Motorcycle, he spots a 4X4 Truck in the opposite street, facing the Gas Station. He hops on his bike and places his helmet, just as another vehicle parks up and out gets a male, lighting a cigarette. Benjamin is too distracted by the truck, rather than worry about somebody potentially causing a fire hazard. Benjamin puts his helmet on, when the truck suddenly starts up. The truck edges forward and this makes hesitate, before setting off. Then, the truck accelerates at high speed, heading towards Benjamin. Benjamin in panic starts his bike and manages to avoid being hit by the truck, which instead, hits the smoking guy and smashes him into a fuel pump. The truck comes to a halt and the cigarette flips into the air and hits the floor, mere feet from escaping gasoline. The truck reverses and gives chase to Benjamin. The leaking gasoline ignites from the loose cigarette and the Gas Station explodes killing the owner inside the store also.
The truck is hot pursuit of Benjamin and he manages to crashing off road when speeding around bends and avoiding on coming vehicles. He spots a dirt track which takes him off road in a desperate attempt to avoid his possible demise at the hands of an unknown maniac. The chase then ends up at an empty Quarry and the Duel is then face to face. Inside the vehicle the identity of the assailant is revealed - It's Emma. She has lost all sense of inhibition, logic and is high on drugs. Following the murder of a cop at her apartment and now the accidental murder of a customer at a gas station, she is at a total loss, she now has nothing to lose. She wants to destroy those, who have betrayed her - starting with the man she hates most- Benjamin Bates.
She kicks the door open, with a handgun in hand, revealing herself to him.
"I should have guessed," Benjamin sarcastically says. "That was a bit overboard back wasn't it? Actually it's rather extreme, just over a relationship break up."
"Oh, it's much more than that Bates," an unrecognizable Emma seethes.
"So, what now, you're gonna kill me?"
"Something like that, but first I wanna know?"
"Wanna know what?"
"Get off the bike Benjamin."
"Oh, by all means."
Benjamin steps off, acting very arrogant. Emma walks towards him cautiously, with the gun pointed at his forehead.
"Remove the helmet," Emma orders.
"Of course you being precise about this don't you?" Benjamin groans.
"No time to act the cool now Bates, you and your mother have ruined many lives already."
Benjamin removes his helmet and places it on his bike and raises his hands.
"Say, I guess it's no surprise you're behind the surveillance stunt, my mother discovered?"
"What the fuck do I need to use surveillance for? I don't wanna my own personal view of you nuzzling on your mothers pussy, hearing it a mere foot under your mothers bed was enough."
"Dear Oh dear, Emma, you have crossed the line. But, I suppose that's to be expected from the biological daughter of two former drug users and who so called adopted father, was the corrupt Politian who's scandals were covered up to win a senate seat.
"I guess we're in competition then. You and your mother may have the most kills, but I'll guarantee I'll take the trophy."
"Kills? What are you talking about?" Benjamin hesitates before reply.
"Let me refresh your memory - Clara Barton?"
Benjamin shakes his head in denial and grins and chuckles.
"Now, you know she wasn't her aunt. Clara was her mother."
"You're not gonna start spreading rumours like that and breaking Rebecca's heart are you. You've already walked out on her?"
"As much as I hate what she's done, it's nothing compared to what you and your incestous bitch of a mother has covered up all this time. Your related to Carla Morrison, the mother of the boy, who was kidnapped. He was Harry and Tina's adopted son. She's the leader of the Cosmos. I now understand why, you're both so desperate to hide the evidence, that connects you to that organization and the personal issues, your mother has connected with you and what ever else is so screwed up in your past - present."
"How about I find you a doctor?"
"How 'bout I build your fucking gravestone?"
"Well, whatta you waiting for?"
Emma readies her gun and clicks the chamber.
"Turn around," Emma demands.
"Why, am I more attractive from behind?" Benjamin taunts. "When we had that Orgy in New York, you didn't complain then.
"You won't be so attractive, when I'm finished with you. Turn around you prick."
Benjamin turns around facing away from Emma. He then taunts her even more.
"It's kinda tragic for you isn't it? Love. I mean, the two people you loved the most truly didn't love you, as much as they loved the other ones in their life. Christopher chose me after all and sad to say Rebecca was still madly in love with a dead woman - a vampire. Kind of heart breaking isn't it and pathetic? And now, you're just damaged goods. You had the world at your feet and now you're at rock bottom."
"Speaking of my beloved husband, what happened?"
"I've been asking myself that question, since he was reported missing."
"Don't give me that shit. He called me the night Charlotte King disappeared. He was going to expose you and your mother. I know it and he knew it. Did you kill Charlotte murder Charlotte like you killed Christopher?"
"Emma I loved Christopher, more than life itself and more than you I noticed."
"No, no, no, you murdered him I know it."
Emma moves closer and closer, in tatters.
"DON'T LIE TO ME! YOU KILLED MY HUSBAND TO PLEASE YOUR MOTHER AND TO CONCEAL YOUR EVIL PASTS AND YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THAT ORGANIZATION!"
"Emma, Emma, you know so little and you're gonna pay for it," Benjamin tuts.
"That disk, where is it?" Emma asks.
"Disk? Sorry you've lost me."
"The disk that will open all the secrets to your past, your mothers past, your aunts past, every little detail that will incarcerate you or sentence you to death."
"Well, I ain't gonna lie to you but..."
Suddenly, without warning, Benjamin grabs his helmet and swings it at Emma and knocks her out. He then picks up the gun and attempts to fire it at her unconscious body, but it won't fire. He frowns. The chamber is not loaded.
"Very good Emma, that's very good. Now, Dilemma."
How will he finish Emma Off?...Or will he? Will she escape?
At The Wilson's Bethany finds Rebecca looking out to sea and approaches her slowly. The confrontation seems pretty intense, as Rebecca feels annoyed that Bethany would accuse her of concealing webcams inside the house to spy on Bethany. Bethany stands beside her.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to accuse you," Bethany apologises.
"That's bold of you - and generous I may add," Rebecca acknowledges with the hint of sarcasm.
"It was just a moment of madness, I had no right to say it."
"A moment of madness - you've had plenty of them, since I've met you."
"I was upset. You took Harry - your father from recovering from injury without my knowledge. What if something had happened?"
"By the sounds of it, it already had. Surveillance."
"I don't know who is behind it or why, but I will get to the bottom of it."
"You know I thought we came to Francis Bay to put the past behind us. It's been a fucking horror story so far."
"And you think I want it be like this? No my love - I will fix this."
Bethany touches Rebecca's hand.
"How do you suppose you do that?"
"Whatever it takes...my green eyed girl."
Bethany heads back in doors and sits at the table and looks up at the ceiling.
4th June 1979
Hexville - Upstate New York.
Bethany returns home from school and sees that Albert Kray, has been denied bail, following his GTA involvement with the Crocetti's, but knows he cannot tell the cops anything, otherwise he's dead meat, even behind bars. Bethany knows she was the one, who made the call to get him arrested.
Hank meets with Jeff and asks him to come with him to the Crocetti's. Jeff refuses, but is then threatened with a gun. Upon arrival, Jeff is escorted to a quiet room, where he meets with Romano Crocetti. Romano wants to plan an air heist and master a plan to implicate his father, Garcia and Billy Mcquire, but needs Jeff's help. If Jeff does not cooperate, then he will end hopes of Johnathan of becoming Hex-ville Mayor. Jeff asks what kind of heist it is and what they are stealing? Romano insists that's his business, but Jeff will be well compensated if anything goes wrong or not. Romano declares the robbery takes place July 4th - Independence Day. Jeff reluctantly agrees, because it involved a hopeful take down of Billy. Little does Jeff know, his father is involved with Project Gemini.
In a prison, Albert is informed that his lawyer now services for the Crocetti's and will not be granted bail, as Albert is a problem. Albert insists, he will get out no matter how it's done and will find the person or persons that got him incarcerated.
Next Day, Tina starts to get morning sickness and almost passes out and insists to her mother, Audrey that it's probably just a stomach bug. Harry notices how unwell Tina looks, but passes it off as a bug.
Dominic insists he and Charlotte get married after Graduation, which is in a months time.
Tina feels brighter as the day goes on and Bethany starts getting jealous, as she watches Harry and Tina sharing a passionate from a distance at schools final bell. Oswald teases Bethany for being a love sick dog. Bethany wastes no time in kneeing him in the nuts and he falls down in agony. Felicity and Fallon laugh at him.
Otto surprises Audrey and asks her to run away with him? Audrey hesitates, but Otto asks her to sleep on it and to give her time.
July 2nd 1979
Tina is taken to the doctors by Audrey as her sickness has returned and is shocked to discover, she is pregnant with Harry's baby. Billy finds out and hits the roof.
Billy meets with Jonathan and blackmails him to pull out of the race for mayor and that Harry breaks up with Tina, or he will expose his son in a robbery that's about to take place and his crimes involving Project Gemini and any hopes of Harry going to College will go up in smoke. Billy then reveals a suitcase containing and offers $100, 000 for Jonathan to assassinate Romano, but during the heist. Jonathan calls Billy all the names under the sun, but Jon doesn't have a choice. Billy vows to protect his family and will escape to the other side of the Atlantic on the 4th July.
Harry snuggles with Tina. But, Tina does not yet reveal her pregnancy. And Greg gets drunk again.
Day before Graduation, Bethany retreats upstairs to do her homework, when a news bulletin comes on the TV, that Albert Kray has escaped prison.
Outskirts Of Francis Bay.
Benjamin is shocked to find that, the burial place that he placed Emma in has been disturbed. Bethany is annoyed.
"Oh well, it looks like this cat has got another eight lives left," Bethany sighs.
"I buried the Bitch, after I knocked her out," Benjamin panics.
"Obviously, not far down enough."
"Still, she was so high on drugs, I'm surprised she even got out of there."
"Do you think, they'll connect that Gas Station explosion to you?"
"I didn't cause it, she did. Cole killed those two guys."
"So, now we have a crazy, who's even more harder to kill than Linda Perry. Them drugs she was on, must have been a good hit. Shame your hit wasn't as good."
"Do you think she'll still come after us?"
"What do you think?" Bethany moans. "Her husband - your boyfriend is out of the picture because of us."
"I think maybe we should go underground," Benjamin suggests.
"Yeah, great thinking, lets just prove our guilt and give up everything, that we've achieved to get us here." - Bethany sarcastically.
"Achieving is vanquishing our problems for good. Every time we seem to get rid of one problem, another arises in quick succession. It could have been her that installed the cameras."
"The state she was in, she could even kill you with all her might. No definitely not. I believe Rebecca. Dominic denies it, but..."
"But what? Hank Willis?"
"Possibly, but if he did, he would have needed somebody from the inside..."
Bethany raises her eyebrow, with a theory. Benjamin notices his mothers change in motion.
"What is it?"
"You and Emma weren't the only ones who cared about Chris. And I'm not talking about Harry. But, if Hank wanted an excuse to get at us for our crimes, he would use the one person, who never gave up on Chris, in his darkest hour."
Benjamin realizes who Bethany is referring to.
"Elaina of course."
"So what do we do now? If your hunch is true, we have got to put this to bed as soon as possible. Emma is still out there and with my tyre prints possibly used for forensic evidence at the Gas Station, I wanna make sure I get my story straight. And if Elaina Carlisle was Big Sister, Willis was possibly watching us."
"Let me worry about Elaina and Emma for that matter. Just keep to your daily routine, don't give anything away. I wanna keep Harry sweet. Rebecca won't be easy. She still loves Emma."
Rebecca heads into the kitchen and turns the light on and is surprised to see Harry, sitting alone in the dark. Rebecca jumps startled by his presence.
"Jesus, Daddy, you scared me. What are you doing sitting in the dark, you should be in bed," asks.
"Couldn't sleep. Bethany's out," Harry replies.
Rebecca props herself up on a stool.
"Not sure. Not many places to go this time of night, especially in a small town like this. Do you?"
"I have no idea. Strange."
"Yeah, maybe she has a lot on her mind."
"Last few weeks have been a stress, you had quite an ordeal."
"How about you?"
"What about me?"
"What's on your mind?"
"I'd rather not talk about it tonight Daddy. We'll talk about it some other time. Lets get you to bed."
Rebecca gets up and attempts to help Harry up."
"I can read your mind," Harry blurts.
"Can you?" Rebecca laughs.
"Jack could read minds. I didn't realize that, until after Tina and I adopted him."
"You mean Mom and you?"
"If that's what you call her."
Rebecca feels slightly uncomfortable by Harry's remark.
"Well, I know I never got a chance to meet her, but she was still my Biological Mother. I would have loved, like I love you."
"Even with the Darkness you conceal within your soul, you have the ability to love me, because I'm the last person that connects me to the daughter, that Tina gave up for adoption. My real daughter, the one who died when you were nine and you want to keep her alive within yourself and you can't get out, coz your both trapped and wanting love all at once. But, evil manipulates you. You don't have to have to hide anymore, because my ordeal, has brought back those memories, I thought I lost many years ago back to me today, even with those I lost weeks ago. I have a gift, like Jacks, that I had taken away, now returned. I can read your mind. It doesn't change the way I feel. I forgive you - love you. Now you must open up to me."
Rebecca is in tears and too frightened to respond. Harry reaches out and takes Rebecca's hand and sees the flashbacks in her mind of his real daughters fall into a raging river. Then, those of Bethany's blackmail and seduction. Harry tries to hide that thought of his psycho wife.
"What are you gonna do now? hand me over to the police?" Rebecca cries.
"I would be a hypocrite to. There's a darkness in all of us Becks. Ones we regret from the bottom of our hearts. Those old memories, that have returned, with my recent weeks memories, I wished had stayed hidden, when they were taken away. I'm sure you would have wanted the same. But we can both make up for that. We can both redeem ourselves together."
"I find it hard to forgive myself. Its been so many years."
"Your real mother, Clara, before she was murdered, knew you were the daughter, I could love too. And she died knowing she could never hurt you."
"Murdered, who would do that?"
"Don't you already know?"
Rebecca's heart breaks. Harry kisses Rebecca's head.
"Your mothers death will be avenged, just like Jeff's death will be avenged. But, we must do this together, quietly and most importantly not give anything away. Bethany this sad excuse of a wife of mine, is dangerous, along with her sadistic warped son. They've destroyed many lives, even those I knew and know."
"What do we do...Daddy?"
"Let me handle the three of them."
"Three of them."
"One asshole Café owner, who got in too deep and doesn't know his wife's been put in the ground, by the woman he conspired to murder my brother with."
SOMEWHERE IN NEW JERSEY
Elaina and Andy is holding up in a Motel, where she dons a disguise and tries to keep her son secluded.
Kings cafe. Dominic looks under the bed and sees the video of Bethany's confession of Jeff's murder in the Caribbean and decides to leave it be. Deloris then interrupts him, when she says the police have discovered a body that they may need to idenitfy. Deloris is terrified and Dominic fears the worst, it may be their beloved Charlotte.
Bethany returns home with Rebeccca staring at her somwhat hostile, as she has discovered the evil inside her, based on Harry's recovered psychic memory brought back to him, since he lost it at an unknown specific time.
"Giving me that look again?" Bethany says. "We really need to get along sweetheart."
"You know you're right...We really do," Rebecca replies.
"Cmon help me cook us up something."
"Oh, don't worry...I've got plans for us OK."
Harry sits in the living room, with a dark look on his face. A face of Vengeance. Could this finally be the beginning of the end of Bethany and the Morrison plot?
END OF EPISODE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY.
EPISODE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE COMING SOON...