Beth struggles to deal with her stepfather Bradley raping her, while Phillip wonders why Beth has pushed him away. Henry prepares to tell everyone the mystery of what happened at Lake Elizabeth, unaware that Eli Sims has planted a bomb at the gathering!
November 8 1983
Mindy tries to comfort Phillip over losing Beth. Henry tells everyone the story of what happened at Lake Elizabeth and the drowning all those years ago. Tony finds out that Eli planted a bomb at the gathering and races to stop it from going off. Ross realizes there is a bomb but is he too late?
Springfield is in shock over the bomb and Alan is not happy with Vanessa's success at Spaulding. What info does Alan get from Mindy? Annabelle heads to Lake Elizabeth while Tony races to reach her before Eli does. Who will find her first?
November 10 1983
Annabelle comes to a realization. Katie and Hilary play matchmaker for LesleyAnn and Floyd. Hope informs Alan she will not let him dictate the terms of their divorce. Lillian continues to be in denial about Bradley abusing Beth. How does the meeting between Alan and Bradley go?
November 11 1983
Eli has some confessions for Annabelle. Bea worries about Tony and Annabelle. Phillip tries to get Beth to tell him why she's avoiding him. Claire and Kelly are relieved when Lauren's mother comes out of her coma. Is it too late for Annabelle and Tony?
The conclusion of the Lake Elizabeth storyline. Nelson gets pushy with trying to seduce Claire who resists him. Some (80’s musical like) thugs harass Rick and Mindy. One of the thugs is Lujack.
November 17 1983
Claire continues to think she will never fit in with Nelson and his rich friends. Mindy is eagerly anticipating a good turn-out for her party at the Country Club. Annabelle and other friends gather at Company for a wake for Tom Reardon. Billy announces his and Vanessa's engagement before he threatens Alan. How will Alan retaliate? Will Beth tell anyone about her sexual assault from her step father?
Nola overhears Quint & Vanessa discussing an arrangement about her. Alan hires a prostitute to "entertain" Ross Marler. Alan realizes that Billy's ex-wife (Reva Lewis) will be his secret weapon... At the stables, Mindy's upset when she sees what Beth's done to Phillip. Rick asks Beth to confide in him as to what's been going on. Can Rick get through to Beth before her stepfather gets home?
Ross drops by the Raines household to discuss the restraining order against Phillip. Vanessa tries to convince Nola to return to the Chamberlain home for Thanksgiving dinner. A depressed Lesley-Ann refuses Hillary's request to attend Thanksgiving dinner at Ed & Maureen's. Will Phillip stop trying to find out what is wrong with Beth?
The hooker Alan has hired reports she's confident she'll have results pretty shortly. Bea orders Nola to call Quint. Hillary tells Maureen she's worried about Lesley-Ann. Alan visits Phillip before his flight to Tulsa. Nola & Quint have a confrontation in the Bauer kitchen. Bradley continues his torment of Beth over Thanksgiving dinner.
Billy’s ex wife Reva is in town to announce that they are still married. An angry Bradley is looking for Beth who ran away with Phillip. Mindy is worried she will never see Phillip again since he ran away with Beth. Rick tries to comfort her. Will Billy give in to Reva’s demands? How will the tension between Josh and Reva be handled?
December 23 1983
Phillip, Beth, Rick and Mindy are in New York City. The Chamberlains and Reardon families celebrate Christmas. Reva & the Lewises celebrate also
Vanessa is upset about the Lewis family going to Alan’s ball for Alan’s sister’s arrival. Reva taunts Billy about Josh. Reva and Vanessa clash about the Lewis men. After running away from home for a month and a half, Phillip and Beth are heading back to Springfield. How will their welcome home go?
Everyone is getting ready for the masked ball. At the ball, someone mysterious has arrived. Alan thinks his ball is off to a good start. Ed marks his territory on his wife. Will Bradley crash Alan’s party with blackmail? Will Mindy and Rick continue to get closer?
The Masked ball continues. Phillip announces his and Beth’s engagement. Lujack has his eyes on Beth. Alan and Henry argue about Vanessa. Reva and Vanessa find a common enemy. What bad news does Tony have?
February 21 1984
Tension has risen quickly between Phillip and Lujack over Beth. Tony is in a freefall. Will Alan succeed in getting close to Vanessa? The one and only Alexandra Spaulding has arrived! Billy’s jealousy over Vanessa and Alan reaches a boiling point that entertains Alexandra.
Tony is hysterical at the hospital because of his condition. Lujack seems to blame himself. Billy is making a scene at the ball with Vanessa. Vanessa loves Mindy's gift. Is a quickie wedding really about to happen at the ball? Are Reva and Alexandra onto each other?
Mindy is pregnant with Phillip's baby, and Phillip and Beth are planning their wedding with Alexandra. Springfield is on the brink of a possible virus outbreak. Jim is forced into isolation because of it. That’s timely…. Will a surgeon be found on time for Tony’s surgery or will Ed have to risk failure and do it himself?
Ed Operates on Tony. Rick and Mindy discuss Mindy’s pregnancy and if she should have Phillip’s baby or not. Bradley and his lawyer argue about the case against him. Alexandra and Phillip discuss the hearing. Will Mindy go through win an abortion? Will Tony’s surgery be a success or a turn for the worse?