All My Children Update Friday 12/23/05
Written By Lori
Pictures by Juanita
JR and Babe joyfully welcome the Christmas celebration at Chandler mansion with Little Adam in their arms. Opal arrives and is thrilled to hear the baby is safe. David walks in to also make sure Little Adam is back. Adam senior is not happy to see all the guests and asks them to leave. JR says he and Babe want to celebrate their sons return, so everyone who cares about Little Adam need to be here.
Jonathan, still dressed in a Santa suit, arrives at the police station with Erin and Aidan. Jonathan tells Derek that babies dont lie and since Little Adam said Santa took him, thats who took him. Derek asks if hes making a confession. Jonathan says he didnt take Little Adam, he found him. Derek says he knew right where to look. Jonathan says he prayed to find him. Erin tells Jonathan not to talk. Jonathan asks if hes going to be here awhile and Derek says he will be. Jonathan says he needs to do shopping for Lily. He asks Erin if shell do it for him. Erin says she cant leave him. Derek tells Erin that since shes not Jonathans attorney, she cant stay there anyway. Erin reluctantly leaves after Jonathan tells her to buy a wallet for Jackson and a figurine for Erica, nothing red. He tells her to take the gifts to Lilys house.
Bianca and Zach are at Kendalls condo. Bianca tells him that since he loves Kendall, it was foolish to divorce her. Zach says its what she wanted. Bianca asks if he divorced her because shes carrying Ryans baby. Zach says that wasnt the reason. She just didnt want him and he took her at her word. Bianca says Kendalls word to her is that she loves him. Zach says Kendalls had a hard time and doesnt know how she feels. Bianca says Kendall is hiding it because she doesnt want to be hurt again, but she is in love with him. Zach says maybe she does feel some love, but he gave her the divorce papers and she didnt object. Bianca says she was hurt and afraid. She tells him to go after Kendall and make her believe he loves her. Shes afraid to open herself up to love and only he can change that.
Kendall is at a chapel in the woods with Father Clarence and Ryan. Ryan asks Kendall if shes OK since her car went off the road. Kendall remembers Clarence from last year but is confused as to why shes here with Clarence. She wonders if shes even conscious. Clarence tells her she is and that she and Ryan have some business to tend to. Kendall says this chapel doesnt belong here and neither does Clarence. She says his parish is from the twilight zone. Clarence tells Ryan that he and Kendall are friends. Kendall just wants to leave and goes for the door but finds it locked. She turns around and Clarence is gone. Kendall bangs on the door demanding to be let out. Ryan says Clarence must have slipped out when they werent looking. She says he wouldnt leave them locked in this chapel. Kendall notices a baby Jesus doll on the floor and says it wasnt there before. She and Ryan put the doll in the manger. Ryan asks her if she spent last Christmas with Clarence. She explains that she came to Clarences chapel last year when Bianca was in a coma and she didnt know if she was going to make it. Clarence told her to have faith and then Bianca woke up. She says it was a real Christmas miracle, but since then she has not had much use for faith. Ryan says shes had a lot going on. Kendall asks how she got here with all this stuff piled on her. She doesnt know what to do. Ryan asks if he can help her. Kendall says no one can help. Ryan says maybe it will be easier for her once he moves away. Kendall asks him if hes leaving Pine Valley. Ryan says that he plans to since she doesnt want him around. Ryan notices something on the floor, picks it up and says oh, my God.
Babe hands a gift to JR and says its from Di. JR tells her to pick another one. He puts the gift from Di in the fireplace.
Tad is outside looking up at a star. Father Clarence approaches and tells him its a perfect night for a wish. Tad asks if he knows him. Clarence says no, but he knows Dixie.
Ryan picks up a chain and medallion. Its his St. Christopher metal. Ryan says his mother gave him this when he was 13 and told him to wear it and everything would be OK. He says he lost it years ago, rather his father ripped it off of him and threw it away. Kendall doubts whether its the same one, but Ryan says he knows it is the same one since the chain is still broken. Ryan says he hated his mother because she didnt protect them, until she gave him this. He loved his mother because of this. Kendall takes his hand and says shes glad he found it, if he believes it is the same. He says he knows it is. Kendall says this is a Christmas miracle and shes happy for him. But she still wants to get out of the chapel. She looks in the pew and sees a childs drawing of a princess with her name above it. She says she drew this because she always knew she was a princess. She asked her adoptive mom Alice to put up all her artwork, but she never included Alice or Bob in her work. She says her mother kept this on the refrigerator until she was 12. She reads the back, which says my princess always. She says Alice wrote that. Kendall starts to cry, telling Ryan that Alice told her she chose her out of all the little girls in the world. She always loved her.
Babe tells JR that he should let Di know about Little Adam, as shes probably worried. JR says she never gave a damn. He says Di is as dead to him as his mother.
Tad asks Clarence how he knew Dixie. Clarence says she was a remarkable young woman. He starts talking in confusing phrases, which Tad does not understand. Tad does understand when Clarence says he might be surprised what comes to him. Clarence points out a Christmas star and tells Tad to make a wish. Tad looks up, then turns to Clarence and finds him gone.
Bianca and Zach start putting up an artificial Christmas tree. She tells Zach that he needs Kendall as much as she needs him. Theyre perfect for each other. Zach says hes not perfect for anyone. Bianca tells him Kendall wont risk her heart and sabotages her own chance at love. She says her heart is breaking now because she doesnt believe Zach loves her. She says he needs to tell her he loves her and make her believe it. Zach says hes afraid he would not just break Kendalls heart, hes afraid he would destroy it.
Kendall feels her tummy and says this baby isnt just any child. Hes half Ryan and half her. He was conceived in love and was wanted by Greenlee. He was created for her. She says she could never imagine herself as a mother but that could change. She asks Ryan if he sees himself as a father. Ryan says he doesnt know. Kendall says if they dont want the child there has to be someone else, someone special like her adoptive mom and dad who will treat him like a prince.
Erin is jogging in the park and is breathless. Aidan follows her and suggests she take a break. She tells him she did Lilys shopping and dropped the gifts off at Jacks. She attempts to start jogging again but Aidan wars her shes going to drop if she continues. He gets her to sit down and rest. Erin laments that this was supposed to make up for all the past Christmases.
Babe tells JR that he gave Little Adam the best gift he could with having all those people there showing him love. David approaches Krystal and says if there were another union between Babe and JR it would be a mistake. Krystal brushes him off. Palmer approaches Krystal and tells her she has Adam firmly in her hand. She says she just wants to focus now on Little Adam. Palmer says if she goes soft Adam will destroy her. Krystal says her number one new years resolution is to take Adam down so far hell never get back up. Opal thanks JR for having her over. She knows they havent agreed on much but they loved her mother. She says she misses her too. They hug. Opal leaves. Palmer starts to leave and Krystal tells him theyll finalize their plans after the holidays. Babe tells David he behaved himself so far so he shouldnt blow it. He hugs her and wishes her the best. Babe wishes him merry Christmas. Krystal decides to stay in the nursery with Little Adam and she and Adam go upstairs, leaving Babe and JR alone.
Bianca tells Zach all relationships are a risk. She says she and Maggie are together now and theyre happy, but it might not last forever.
Ryan tells Kendall hes with her whatever she decides. Kendall asks if he would be disappointed if she had the baby. He says no and everything would work out. Kendall says it will as long as he gets lots of love and doesnt lose his way. Ryan says if she has their son hell be here for her and him. Kendall reminds him hes leaving town. He says he wont if shes having their child and wants him to stay. Kendall says she wants to have their baby. They go to the manger and Kendall says she will be terrified. Ryan says theyll be terrified together. The chimes ring midnight and they wish each other merry Christmas. Kendall rubs her tummy and wishes their son merry Christmas too.
They find the doors are now unlocked.
Bianca and Zach have the tree decorated and she realizes its time to go home. She gives Zach a star for the top of the tree. He puts it on the tree. The star reads joy.
Babe is on the patio looking out at Chandler mansion when JR approaches. He tells her hes falling in love with her. He doesnt know what else to say and turns and walks away. Babe is stunned, but smiles.
Tad wishes upon a star and talks to Dixie. He says theyll always be a part of each other. But he wonders if his feelings for Di are a betrayal of Dixie. He says his feelings for both of them are muddled in his head and he doesnt know what to wish for.
Di walks into an unknown building and tells someone she promised she would be here if she could. The person she is talking to is Dixie.
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