Big, Duke and the Mob, page 1
The Mysterious Duke Lavery
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Frisco and Sam are assigned to walk the docks after a man
named Carson is beaten up there. Carson leads them to a floating crap game run by a man
named Angel, whom Carson gets into a fight with. Frisco and Sam arrest Angel.
Sean invites Monica to the Policeman's
Ball, and later lies about arranging a financial transaction with
someone in Hong Kong. At the ball, Anna's honored for meritorious
service, but is distracted by a handsome stranger who retrieves her scarf (or is it a
shawl?) drops on the floor. Looking for him later, Anna only finds a sprig of heather he
left behind [transcript]. Back at the station, Anna finds her mystery man bailing out Angel
Moran. With a
dimpled grin, the stranger introduces himself as Duke. His smooth manner immediately
bristles Anna, and she becomes suspicious of the scotsman [transcript].
Not one to give up, Duke shows up at her house
and after a bumpy start, the two end up talking through the night.
Duke's shocked when Robin walks in to inform her mum she wants
breakfast. Anna smugly informs her guest that Robin's father was the
former police commissioner of Port Charles [transcript].
Knocks and Pills
After undergoing a second operation for his
infected scalp incision, Buzz murmurs the name of his long-lost
daughter. While Jimmy Lee enlists the help of Anna and her WSB computer
to locate the child named "Sandy," Buzz develops an addiction
to pain pills. When Buzz's addiction spirals out of hand, Anna arranges
a plan to prove if Buzz is the culprit stealing drugs at the hospital.
He is and Buzz goes into rehab. Duke arrives in time to comfort a
sobbing Anna who Buzz has thrown out of his hospital room.
Jimmy Lee thinks he's pulling a fast one
on Sean when he summons Anna to the warehouse to arrest his nemesis for
smuggling artifacts into the country. His allegations prove false when
Donely shows Anna the import payment stickers that he's concealed on the
inside of the crates. Afterwards, Sean's right hand man, Pete Barnes,
has his henchmen rough Jimmy Lee up for calling in the cops. Jimmy Lee
shows Monica the bruises, who asks Sean why he is beating up on her
family. Sean tells his lover, whom he has just given a diamond bracelet,
the dockworkers don't like stool pigeons, unaware that Barnes arranged
Wedding Bell Blues
Bobbie's loudly proclaimed disappointment forces Felicia to
turn down Monica's offer to host Frisco and Felicia's wedding at the Q mansion. Felicia's also
unhappy with Frisco, repeatedly threatening not to go through with the wedding due to her
jealousy over Sam. The other cops' wives don't help the situation, making Felicia even more
convinced she's not cut out to be a cop's wife. Graduated from the police academy, Frisco
walks the beat with Burt Ramsey, who had promised Robert that he would watch over
Felicia applies for a job as
a bookkeeper at Duke's Club and the enigmatic owner's interest is piqued
when he learns of her connection with Chief Devane. Anna's surprised
when Duke asks her opinion of Felicia but gives her a glowing
recommendation [transcript]. Duke
hires Felicia, hoping her skills at organizing
accounts will help cover up his activities.
After Anna and Burt rescue Frisco and a group
of others who had been taken hostage, a hysterical Felicia calls off the wedding and
cancels the arrangements. She changes her mind after her friend Nina, wife of Frisco's big
brother on the force, delivers a son which Nina names after Frisco, who had saved his big
brother Vince's life during the hostage situation.
With the wedding back on, everyone scrambles
to reorganize the affair. The impetuous bride had cancelled all the arrangements
in her haste to call off the wedding. Ruby and friends make food at Kelly's Diner, flowers are
gathered, the Brownstone is decorated quickly, and Sean arranges for his penthouse to be
elaborately decorated for the Jones's use for their honeymoon. "I would
move mountains so those two kids would have three nights of a fantasy
honeymoon in my penthouse, believe me," Sean proclaims to Monica.
morning, Frisco gives his flowergirl, Robin, a ring as a symbol
of how special she is to him. Robin's thrilled. She had just been bemoaning that
Frisco forgot his promise to give her a ring. Kneeling, Frisco tells his
godchild, "Now, when you wear this, I just want you to remember how
much I love you and how special you are to me, okay?"
at the Brownstone, the crew are busily at work. Guy Lewis's wife
organizes the cops wives and takes charge of many of the duties. Despite
Felicia's worries, everything seems to be going well. That is until the
bride shrieks that she cancelled the minister. Everyone scrambles to
find someone to conduct the wedding and Anna finally puts an APB. A reverend is kidnapped off
a tennis court so that he can administer the vows
[transcript]. Finally, the happy couple are married and
a cheerful celebration takes place. Frisco serenades his bride with "Lady of My
At the reception, Anna coldly
tries to shake Duke off but is also determined to quiz him about his shady
background. Duke catches up with her at the buffet table.
Duke: "I watched you during the ceremony. You know you had a far away
look in your eyes? It was quite lovely really."
Anna (smiling to herself): "I was
thinking about another time, actually, another place... another
Anna (irritated): "No, you
Realizing Robin is Anna's achilles heel, Duke then charms the
little girl and a displeased Anna watches him dance with her daughter. The little girl
becomes quickly taken with Duke. Later, the ex-spy states, "Well, you've
seemed to have conquered all the ladies." Looking pointedly at her,
he responds softly, "Not all, I'm afraid."
When Frisco and Felicia start to leave for their mystery
honeymoon, they stand on the staircase and throw the bouquet and garter. Anna Devane gets
the bouquet when it hits her in the head, while Duke Lavery, who's standing behind her,
gets the garter. Smugly grinning, Duke slides the garter onto his arm and wears it around
to annoy her. Sean lets in a man in arabic garb to lead the newlyweds to Sean's penthouse,
which is done up like an arabian nights fantasy.
and his detective, convinced that Sean is arranging the penthouse for
himself and Monica, sneak in with a camera. They manage to get into
Sean's safe and find evidence of a Swiss bank account with roughly the
amount the Qs lost in stupid investments. The clumsy duo then embarrass
themselves by crashing Frisco and Felicia's wedding night with
flashbulbs aglow. Looking up, a stunned Frisco, proclaims, "Alan
Quatermaine?!" Alan makes up a flimsy excuse about wanting to wish
the duo best wishes and makes a hasty exit. The newlyweds burst out
laughing and return to their night of passion.
Macho, Macho Men
Sean's having a hard time in his romantic pursuit of Monica.
With the custody battle underway, she tries to cut ties with her lover, but relents after
he sneaks into her bedroom. Their lovemaking is interrupted when Alan arrives. Sean sneaks
out, but not before Jennings, the butler, sees Donely's shoes and rats to Alan.
Bored, an ambitious Frisco decides he wants to
skip rookie term and go straight to detective. Snooping about the docks, he becomes
suspicous of Stan, who just happens to work for Duke.
Frisco chases him but loses his trail. Stan
drops his package. A drunk uses the package for a pillow but by the time
he realizes it contains money, Stan's returned for it. The drunk tells
Jimmy Lee that the package came from Donely's warehouse.
Trying to catch Stan, Frisco is
tripped by Tessie, causing him to accidently drops crates of Sean's crates into the
harbor. No one realizes that Tessie is also part of Duke's money laundering scheme.
furious, but Anna intervenes, though she does later read Frisco the riot act. Though she
thinks he's better suited to the WSB, Anna decides she needs to reel Frisco in before his
zealousness gets him into real trouble. She threatens suspension after catching him using
her WSB computer without permission. The rookie was secretly checking out Donely after
Jimmy Lee accuses Sean of bilking the Quartermaines of their fortune, but instead learns
that something bigger might be going down on the docks.
Anna's threats fall on deaf ears as Frisco
accepts an invitation to play poker with some dockworkers in hopes of getting into their
inner circle. He's suppose to let another experienced cop take his place, but Frisco goes
ahead and joins the game, not realizing that Duke's the reason Frisco's been invited to
play. Duke needs to keep the rookie busy while shipments of laundered money come into
town. Frisco catches on that his pokerpals are letting him win the larger antes, and
sneaks onto Tessie's boat where he sees Tessie and Stan talking. Before he can leave,
however, he gets trapped onboard the boat, which has just set sail. Meanwhile, a worried
Felicia blabs to Anna that Frisco's on "secret assignment", alerting Anna that
Frisco's still digging around despite her orders to stop. She doesn't alert the upset
newlwed to her suspicions.
The Set Up
Alan asks Jennings, Monica's
butler, to plant a bug on the back of her headboard and later plays for
his estranged wife a tape of her most recent lovemaking session with Sean.
If she doesn't give him custody of Alan Jr., he'll play it for their son,
says the revenge-minded doc. "I'll kill you first," says Monica,
knocking Alan to the ground and trying to strangle him. Their divorce
lawyers walk in on this spat. Alan's attempt to portray Monica as a maniac
succeeds. So does his staged plane crash. Jimmy Lee rescues himfrom the
lake after he jumps out of the plane. Alan changes into drag as "Mary
Lou Blaine" and leaves town. Hours later, his plane, operating on
automatic pilot, crashes and Anna reports to Sean the grim news that no
body has been found. Monica slumps against the wall.
The Quartermaines move back
into the mansion to comfort an upset Monica who's blaming herself. When
the police find sugar in the plane's fuel line, Anna hears that Jimmy Lee
is making accusations of Monica sabotaging the plane. After Alan's scarf,
helmet, wallet and some pottery shards turn up, Anna halts the search and
calls Monica in for questioning. "Bring your attorney," she
advises. Jake is furious that Anna even suspects foul play on Monica's
part; Monica is baffled and terrified that the existence of the tape Alan
made will become public.
Sean argues that Monica
wouldn't have the know-how to sabotage a plane. Anna points out that
Sean does. He is familiar with the exact method which crashed Alan's
plane- a cup of sugar breaking in the gas tank on take-off- and Anna
remembers seeing the shards of pottery on the plane before- on Sean's
At the Waterfront Renovation Committee, Duke
annoys Anna by wearing the wedding garter and pointedly playing with it.
They take opposing sides on the waterfront issue, Duke in favor of
expanding the city's port because it will mean more jobs and revenue.
Anna opposes it on the grounds that a rise in crime will be a certainty.
She's got the facts and figures to prove it, but Duke's got the emotion
to sway Anna's friends like Ruby and Sean, plus a sidekick like Angel to
spread the word that unemployment is on the rise.
the committee takes a vote, Anna loses by a landslide. Already mad about
losing, Anna becomes furious when Duke gives her a passionate kiss. She
vows to find something on Lavery not matter how much she has to dig.
Duke focuses his attentions on Robin who adores the Scotsman. The
youngster drives Anna crazy practicing on bagpipes that Duke gave her
and prancing around in her kilt.
two of his plan with Mr. Big is to run for president of the local dock
workers union against Jimmy Lee Holt, and Duke is soon buttering up the
community. When he saves one shopowner's business from liquidation in
the imminent waterfront expansion, everyone thinks he's some kind of
hero. Anna labels him a publicity hound. Duke informs the cool cop that
he wants to bring her back tolife again. He tells his henchmen to work
on a plan to put nosy officer Jones in their pocket and gives Felicia
$100,000 of laundered money to deposit in the bank.
At a PAL benefit Duke is staging to
keep Frisco busy singing while Tessie and Stan deliver new money, the
former rock star swaps schedules with Terry, who's starting a music
career. Frisco heads to the waterfront, where he tails Tessie, who is
carrying the money Stan just gave her. Suddenly a poker chip lands at his
feet and Frisco finds himself surrounded by a gang of thugs. However,
Anna's backup team of Bert Ramsey, Eric and Vince save him. The thugs flee
in a stolen car, and Frisco faces the music. He evades Ramsey's Ramsey's
questions as to just what he was doing on the waterfront, but Anna's
having none of his secrecy or disobedience. She pulls him off his beat to
stand guard in front of the precinct house.
Peeved, Frisco tells Bert he
saw his old flame, Tessie, passing something with Stan on her boat.
Reluctantly, Ramsey quizzes her. When shown a picture of Stan, Tessie
lies that she's never seen him before but gives herself away with her
Damon introduces a computer file
named Tumble Dry to Duke's computer. Tying in "laundry" brings
the file up. Frisco overhears Toughie telling Tessie the new code on the
wharf and sees "Tumble Dry" written again a computer printout
Felicia uses to light the oven. He heads to the waterfront after
learning Duke and Toughie both use Duke's computer and finds a warehouse
full of washing maching crates. Agitated at finding all the boxes empty,
Frisco is convinced he's on the right trail when he sees the words
"Tumble Dry" printed on the side of one of the boxes.
Pawning her last emerald to get to
America and help Edward Quartermaine drive a wedge between Sean and
Monica, the ultra-theatrical Tiffany Hill returns to Port Charles. She is
horrified to find Edward broke and unhappily takes up residence in the
boathouse. Tiffany wants to buy the TV station she sold to Derek, which is
now up for sale, with the money she stands to earn from her association
with Edward. Jimmy Lee plies Tiffany with champagne and caviar to keep her
from roaming the grounds and getting recognized.
flambouyant Tiffany moves into the Brownstone. She then arranges for
Sean to "rescue" her from a man on the waterfront. The
southern belle faints in her hero's arms, then flirts away when she
comes to. Monica interrupts Tiff's seduction plans and orders her to
leave. Sean scolds his mistress and drives Tiff home.