All My Children Update Friday 12/9/05
Written By Lori
Pictures by Juanita
Josh introduces Amanda to Erica as a new employee at New Beginnings. Amanda, thanks to Josh, made a mistake on the location of Ericas meeting and Erica promptly fires her. Amanda identifies herself as Amanda Dillon, and Erica realizes she is Janets daughter and softens toward her. Nevertheless, she tells Amanda that she needs some TV experience and to come back in a couple years. Josh vouches for Amanda and Erica says she trusts his judgment. She agrees to let Amanda stay.
Janet is shown sitting by herself in front of a television. She thinks shes talking to Trevor, telling him that their little girls show is on TV.
Amanda tells Josh she doesnt know how she messed up the meeting location. Josh blames himself, saying he should have known Amanda has been having memory problems. Amanda says shes going to go to Pine Valley Hospital to find out whats going on in her head. Josh tries to stop her by saying Erica would fire anyone on her staff being treated for such a problem. Amanda goes anyway.
At the casino, Kendall yells at Julia for knocking a cosmopolitan out of her hand. Julia asks Kendall if shes crazy for drinking alcohol while pregnant. Is she already trying to terminate her pregnancy? Kendallt ells her its none of her business. She asks how she knew she was considering terminating the pregnancy. Julia says she talked to Ryan. Julia asks if she knows how dangerous drinking is for her child. Kendall says its not a child yet. Shes a person who ordered a drink, thats all. Julia tells Kendall shes not her enemy. Julia says she doesnt want to judge Kendall. She terminated a pregnancy once after she was raped. She says she and Noah didnt feel they could bring a child into their world, and she regrets it. Kendall says she has no desire to be a mother, rather she got the need to shop gene. She says she doesnt love Ryan and doesnt know what shes going to do.
Zach is with Ryan watching Jonathan ice skate. They continue their sniping at each other about Jonathan and Kendall. Ryan is blaming Zach for hitting Jonathan in the lip. Zach accuses Jonathan of trying to harm Kendall. Ryan says he wants Zach to back off Jonathan. Zach says he will as soon as Jonathan stops harming his wife. Jonathan approaches them and talks about how he injured his lip in a fall. After Jonathan leaves, Ryan says Jonathan lied to his own brother to protect Zach. Cant Zach see hes changed? Zach says Jonathan hasnt changed. Hes a liar. Zach tells him his brother has been conning him for years. Why cant he see that? Ryan says he has looked for danger signs in his brother but hasnt found any. Zach brings up the fire at the Roadside Bar and Kendall hanging in the hammock, but Ryan says Jonathan wasnt responsible for those. Zach tells Ryan he chose Jonathan over his wife and thats why he lost Greenlee. Ryan says Greenlee is none of his business. Zach says Kendall and her baby are his business, but he knows he doesnt care about her. Zach says if Jonathan so much as looks at Kendall, Ryan knows the rest.
David goes to Krystals room and tells her their daughter is courting the Son of Satan. Krystal reminds him that he vowed to stay out of Babes life. David tells Krystal that she needs to intervene and get Babe to listen to her. Krystal says she cant stop Babe when it comes to her little boy. She says she warned her that JR is the worst kind of trouble she could have. Krystal suggests David go after someone who is really hurting Babe Amanda. David is appalled to learn that Amanda has tried to harm Babe. He starts to leave and Krystal asks what hes going to do. He says hell do whatever it takes.
At the Pine Cone Motel, JR tells Babe hes not playing games. They kiss. Babe tells him he kissed her like he used to. JR says he didnt want this, but hes raising the white flag and giving in to her. She asks him how can she love him when he thinks that loving her is a fight he lost. JR says it was a kiss. How did they get to the L word? Babe asks him why is he here if he doesnt love her. He says this is where he wants to be. Babe asks how he feels about her. She wants to understand why it felt like love when he kissed her just now. JR says he cares about her and hes not playing games.
Amanda is at the hospital, where Jamie finds her. They insult each other, but Amanda cools down and tells him she doesnt know if shes OK. Jamie says hell check with neurology to make sure they know shes a friend and gets in soon. David is waiting to talk to Amanda. He approaches her but she doesnt know him. He asks her how she pulled off the poison soup and identifies himself as Babes father. He threatens her with harm if she continues to hurt Babe. Amanda tells him hes wrong about her. She has a career now and doesnt even think about Babe. Jamie approaches and tells David to stay away from her. He tells Amanda neurology is ready for her and she leaves. David tells Jamie hes playing the hero to the one who wants Babe dead. Jamie says hes onto Amanda and hes keeping an eye on her.
Janet continues to think shes talking to Trevor. She takes what appears to be a carton of ice cream and puts it into a cooler.
Julia continues to press Kendall about the baby. Kendall tells her to stop. Zach walks in and asks Julia why Kendall is so upset. He thinks shes upset because of Julia. Julia says she came here to speak to Zach. Kendall tells them to go ahead but Zach tells Kendall to stay as he wants to talk to her. After Julia leaves, Kendall tells Zach she signed the divorce papers and hands them to him. Kendall gets a call from Erica and gripes about how many times shes called her today. She doesnt answer. Erica leaves a message, telling Kendall they can work this out together.
Josh tells Erica that shes incredible. He says no one knows what Erica is really going through. Erica says shell be fine. Josh says hell do anything he can to help her. He tells her that hell find out what scandals his father is hiding. Erica says Greg is going after her family. Josh says his father didnt set out to give Greenlee a baby, but rather is trying to stick it to Erica. He says his father is out to hurt Erica and Erica deserves to know why. Erica tells Josh hes turning into a wonderful friend. Erica leaves the room. Zach makes a call and tells someone Ericas revisions are on their way. He tosses some papers into the waste basket.
Ryan asks Jonathan what he did the night of the bar fire. Jonathan insists he didnt start the fire and he thought Ryan believed him. Ryan insists he needs to tell him what happened that night. Jonathan asks him not to make him say it. Ryan says he can trust him. Jonathan says hes ashamed. Jonathan says he was going to see Lily and stopped at a gas station to use the mens room. He had a metal stick in his hand but he didnt know what it was for. He got to the bathroom door and it was locked. He didnt realize he was holding the key. He says it made him cry and he didnt want anyone to know. Jonathan decides he wants to leave and walks away. Erin tells Ryan that hes treating Jonathan like everyone else is and is taking Zachs word over Jonathans.
JR and Babe are making out on the Babe until Babe tells him she cant do this. JR says he knows she wants him. Babe says she does want him but doesnt want to give herself today only to be rejected tomorrow.
Kendall is obviously stressed. Zach makes a call and gets a second first-class ticket to the islands for Kendall. Theyre leaving together. Kendall says hes giving her the divorce of her dreams.
Jamie sees Amanda and asks how she is. She says everything is fine but she hates hospitals and has to get out of here. Ryan walks in and asks Jamie where David is. Amanda watches. David is shown unconscious on a stretcher ready to go into double bypass surgery.
Babe tells JR that things matter more to her now. JR says he knows she wants it all, so he guesses hell get nothing. He walks out of the motel room.
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