All My Children Update Monday 10/17/05
Written By Lori
Pictures by Juanita
At Chandler mansion, Di cant believe Tad wants her to tell the family the truth about her identity, yet Tad insists. She asks how can she? He says she should look them in the eye and tell them the truth. Di cant see how she could do that. JR lost his mother again. How can she watch him go through that? Tad says she may not have a chance to watch it. Di insists she loves this family. Tad says if she loves them she has to tell the truth. If shes to ever dance at Little Adams funeral, it will be as his great aunt, not as Dixie. Di asks if this can wait. Tad says nothing is going to change. If she doesnt tell the truth every time he talks to them hell be keeping her lie. He says she cant live the rest of her life in this charade. He says with luck, maybe JR can forgive her. Di asks if he can forgive her. He says if his boys can get past this, he wont try to turn them against her. Di says she doesnt know if she can tell them. Tad says if she doesnt, he will. She says she cant do it. How can she do it? He tells her to tell them she was in danger, scared and took a chance to be someone else. Now she feels like she has to tell the truth. Di says she cant do it. She might as well have died in Garrets apartment. Tad says shes a thief and a liar who stole Dixies life. He says she will make it right whether she feels like it or not. Di begs Tad not to make her tell, but Tad says if she doesnt he will.
In the next room, JR and Jamie seem to be bonding over a plate of chocolate chip cookies. JR says they bring back memories. You, me and a plate of crumbs, Jamie says. They talk about old times, and then JR asks Jamie why he and Babe split up. Jamie wants to know why JR cares. JR says he wants to make sure Jamie doesnt lose the money from Aunt Phoebes will. Jamie says theres more to it than that. JR was trying to break him and Babe up long before the will surfaced. He asks JR if he still has a thing for Babe. JR laughs it of and says hes giving Babe too much credit. Jamie asks, then, why did he come down on them so hard. JR says he told him his son was dead. Isnt that enough to want payback? He says at least Babe made an attempt to apologize. Thats more than hes done. JR says hell never forgive him. Jamie says he had his reasons for taking Little Adam. JR calms down and says hes over it. Jamie asks him if hes going to stop the payback for real? He says if he brings back the old JR hell be glad to say hes sorry. JR says they cant go back as a lot has happened. He asks Jamie if he thinks Tad and Dixie will try again. Jamie says why not, if theyre happy. JR agrees.
Jamie comments that they just agreed on something. Jamie goes outside to tell his dad its time to go to Ryans memorial service. Before he leaves, Tad tells Di that if she doesnt tell JR when hes gone, he will when he gets back. Di says she doesnt want to hurt anyone. This will destroy them and her. Tad says this will be good material for her memoirs. She says she thought he loved her. Tad says he loved Dixie and shes dead.
At New Beginnings, Erica tells Kendall and Greenlee that Greg Madden took advantage of them and should not be allowed to prey on other women. Kendall says this was her choice, and if she rejects her choice she rejects her. Kendall tells her mother to get on board or get out of her life. Erica says Greg took advantage of both of them. They were grieving and he played on that grief. Greenlee says they would have done this with or without Dr. Madden. Kendall says its not a mistake. She did this for her friend because she loves her and deserves this baby. Erica says they had other options. There were other surrogates. Kendall says her body is her own and she makes her own decisions. Erica says even though shes angry at Greg Madden, she will support Kendall and will be there whenever she needs her. But she cant say they did the right thing. Erica suggests they stop talking about this and focus on Ryans memorial service. Greenlee tells Erica if she cant be happy for them, she doesnt want her at the service. Erica says she has reservations about Kendall carrying this baby but this is nothing against Ryan. Kendall says maybe it would be better if Erica doesnt go as shes upset Greenlee enough. Erica tells them she will not go after Greg. Greenlee suggests that if she wants to honor Ryan, she tell them theyre doing the right thing. Erica says she cant do that, as she doesnt feel that way. Greenlee tells her, then, not to come to the service. She wants to celebrate Ryans life and if she were there it would make her sick. Greenlee and Kendall leave. Erica calls for Val to come into her office. She asks Val if Tad Martin called regarding the Madden investigation. Val says Tad has not called but he is investigating Madden as she asked. Erica tells him to continue his work but to keep it quiet. Kendall and Greenlee cannot know anything about it.
Lily is at home using her laptop. Reggie asks her what shes doing. She says shes working on her speech for Ryans service. She asks Reggie what hes going to say. He says hell leave the speaking to her. Jack enters the room and says they have to get ready to go to the service. Lily asks him why hes glad that Ryan is dead. Jack says hes not glad Ryan is dead; why would Lily think such a thing? Lily says she once heard him say he was glad Greenlee got rid of Ryan. She got rid of him after he died, so that must mean hes glad hes dead. Jack says he had issues with Ryan because he made Greenlee feel bad. Lily says they loved each other. Jack says, though, Ryan was troubled. Lily says if Ryan hurt Greenlee, why do her eyes cry. Jack says sometimes a parent sees something that hurts a child when the child doesnt see it. Lily says Greenlee is grown and is able to make her own choices. Jack says hell always do whatever he can to keep his children safe, no matter how old they are. Protecting his children is his number one priority. Lily goes into the next room and Reggie asks Jack what Ryan did to Greenlee and why did he want him away from Greenlee. Jack says he wanted Ryan away from Greenlee but not like this.
Ryan arrives at his Pine Valley home and looks around. He walks into the bedroom and is stunned to see a shrine to him on the wall. It consists of numerous pictures of him and Greenlee and the decoder ring he gave to her. Ryan lies on the bed and sees a picture of the ultrasound Greenlee had when she was pregnant. He puts his head in his hands and cries.
Kendall and Greenlee arrive home. Greenlee looks around and tells Kendall someone has been here. She goes into the bedroom and says Oh my God. Kendall follows her in to see whats wrong and is stunned to see the shrine to Ryan. Greenlee points to the messed up bed. Kendall is more interested in the pictures. Greenlee says its the only way she can fall asleep at night. Greenlee says things have been moved. Kendall suggests Greenlee take down some of the Ryan pictures to make room for baby pictures. Greenlee says maybe this is her imagination. Kendall tells her the pictures are not a good way to move on. Greenlee asks move on from what? Kendall suggests someday shell meet someone, but Greenlee insists she will remain alone. She says she has the greatest love of all coming with her baby and cant imagine a fuller life.
Erica arrives home and Jack can see shes upset. He asks her whats wrong but she says they can talk about it after the service. Jack says hes glad the service is taking place, as it will allow a chance to heal. He tells Erica that Kendall has been a champ through this and Greenlee couldnt ask for a better friend. Erica comments sarcastically that Kendall is such a saint. Jack, Erica and Reggie are ready to leave for the service, but Lily says she needs to stay and finish her speech. She says shell meet them at the park. Just after they leave, theres a knock on the door. Lily is stunned to see Ryan.
Greenlee and Kendall are prepared to leave for the service. Simone arrives and is shocked to see the shrine of Ryan.
Ryan tells Lily he knows this is a shock. Lily asks if hes a ghost. He says hes real. She says everyone thinks hes dead. He says hes not. She asks to touch him and he holds out his hand. She touches him and says he is real. She asks him why he was dead.
Di goes inside to see JR. She has a frightened look on her face and JR asks her whats wrong.
Lily asks Ryan how he could be alive, then dead. Ryan says its a long story, but he wants to talk to her dad. Lily says theyll have to tell Greenlee right now. Ryan says he wants to talk to her dad to see if hell help him talk to Greenlee.
People are gathering at the service. Ethan arrives, as do Tad and Jamie, who greet Opal and Joe. Opal comments what a tragedy this is. Greenlee and Kendall arrive and Greenlee asks if its too late to call this off. Kendall says she is surrounded by people who love her. Greenlee says she cant do it. Kendall says she can. Erica, Jack and Reggie arrive and Greenlee tells Erica she was supposed to stay away. She doesnt want her here. Erica says shes here for Ryan. Jack asks whats going on. Greenlee says shell tell him, but hell hate it so he can take Erica with him when he goes storming out.
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