Passions: The Continuing Adventures
In a new series of posts, I will describe how I'd continue the Passions saga. First up....
When we return to Harmony, Sheridan is in therapy with Eve and has regained her sanity after suffering a nervous breakdown that made her do crazy things. Sheridan and Antonio are still married and happy, but she admits to Eve her heart still belongs to Luis. Antonio is eager to start a family but Sheridan is secretly on birth control.
Luis and Fancy have a son, Nicholas Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, or Nicky for short. When Nicky gets sick, he is rushed to the hospital and needs a blood transfusion. After running some tests, Eve takes Fancy aside and tells her Luis is not a match. Fancy realizes Noah is Nicky's biological father and swears Eve to secrecy. Eve decides to run a paternity test to confirm Fancy's suspicions, and the test confirms Noah, not Luis, is Nicky's father.
Meanwhile, Beth escapes Alistair's compound and returns to Harmony. Deciding not to reveal her presence too soon, Beth lurks in the shadows and discovers Luis is married to Fancy and Sheridan is raising Marty. She plots her revenge. By stalking Fancy, she discovers Nicky is really Noah's son and not Luis'. She decides to hold on to this secret for now.
Deciding she needs more from life, Sheridan returns to volunteering at the youth centre which puts her in close proximity with Luis. They show the children how to tango, rekindling old memories and feelings.
Antonio discovers Sheridan's birth control pills and confronts her. Sheridan admits she's been lying to him and he realizes she still harbours feelings for Luis. Mutually, not angrily, they agree to end their marriage.
Luis is surprised to hear that Sheridan and Antonio are divorcing, and they wonder what life would have been like if Beth had never kidnapped Marty. Fancy spots Sheridan and Luis about to kiss and interrupts.
Sheridan decides she can't let her feelings for Luis ruin his marriage to Fancy so she decides to take a trip to Paris with Marty.
Beth puts her plan into motion. At the airport, Beth approaches Marty and he recognizes her as his other mommy. Beth tells him they are going on a trip together and takes him to her jet.
Sheridan can't find Marty and finds out he was seen with a woman matching Beth's description at the airport. Luis gets a call form Sheridan that Marty is missing and searches for his son with the police. Meanwhile, Sheridan finds the Crane jet and confronts Beth. They get in an epic catfight, but Beth knocks Sheridan unconscious and ties her up. When Sheridan wakes up, Beth, by threatening to hurt Marty, forces her to call Luis and tell him to meet him at the airport so they can run away together. The message ends up on Luis' home phone's voice mail. Luis is already on his way to the airport. Meanwhile, Sheridan secretly convinces Marty to sneak off the plane. Marty gets on the plane to Paris.
Beth dons a Sheridan mask and lures Luis onto the plane. The plane takes off as Luis demands answers. In mid-air, a tied-up Sheridan stumbles out of a storage compartment. Luis is stunned by the two Sheridans, and Beth rips off her mask. Luis is horrified. Beth reveals she, Luis, and Marty are going to be one big happy family. Sheridan unties herself and attacks Beth. Beth is furious that Marty has escaped. Beth opens the door to the plane and shoves Sheridan out! Luis grabs a parachute and jumps out of the plane to rescue Sheridan as Beth screams in anger.
Luis and Sheridan wash up on a deserted island. Fearing they may never escape, Sheridan and Luis grow closer together.
Meanwhile, Fancy believes Luis has gone off to Paris with Sheridan and Marty to be a family.
On the island, Sheridan and Luis fall back in love and kiss. They almost make love when Beth discovers them. She has set up camp on the other side of the island. Beth and her goons attach a ball and chain to Luis and put Sheridan in a cage made of bamboo. Beth threatens to kill Sheridan if Luis doesn't make love to her. Luis agrees but forces her to wear the Sheridan mask.
Back in Harmony, Fancy and Noah have grown closer and she has told him he's Nicky's real father (this part of the story will be covered in another chapter). Also back in Harmony, Liz Sanbourne has returned and she and Antonio have rekindled their romance that began on St. Lisa's Island. Liz wants children because she lost out on years with her dead son Chad, and Antonio was deprived of children by Sheridan, so they plan to start a family together.
While trapped on Beth's island, Sheridan and Luis admit they love each other. Finally they subdue Beth and escape the island. Beth chases them back to Harmony.
Sheridan and Luis first head to Paris where they pick up Marty. Luis and Sheridan reluctantly decide to put their tropical romance behind them because he is married to Fancy.
Luis arrives and almost catches Fancy and Noah about to make love. As Luis grows suspicious about their closeness, Beth arrives and exposes Fancy's secret. Fancy admits Luis is not Nicky's father. Disgusted, Luis tells her their marriage is over. Beth, thinking exposing Fancy's secret will make her a hero in Luis' eyes and he'll return to her, is devastated when he reveals he wants to be with Sheridan. Luis goes to Sheridan and tells her he loves her.
Beth decides if she can't have Luis, no one can. She takes a gun and opens fire on Luis, shooting him. Luis is pronounced dead on the scene, but Sheridan cradles his body in her arms and cries. She admits she loves Luis, and as her tears fall on his face, Luis' eyes open. He is alive! Instead of being doomed by death as in their past lives, Sheridan and Luis' love has triumphed over death.
After being released from the hospital, Luis proposes to Sheridan and finalizes his divorce from Fancy. Sheridan and Luis soon wed in an epic, romantic wedding. Beth comes out of hiding to attend the wedding dressed in all black with a hat and veil, but the children of Harmony, in a tribute to Children of the Corn/Village of the Damned, surround Beth and take her down. She is carted off to the psych ward. But Beth has one last trick up her sleeve: a bomb in Sheridan's bouquet! Just as the bomb is about to detonate, Sheridan tosses it to the single women of Harmony. Wedding-crasher Edna realizes the bouquet is deadly and knocks it out of the way and high into the sky with her walker. The bomb detonates and is mistaken for a beautiful fireworks display. Sheridan and Luis kiss and begin their happily ever after.