All My Children Update Tuesday 10/17/06
Written By Lori
Pictures by Juanita
Proofread by Fran
Kendall walks into Zachís office.† He gets up from his desk and walks to her, looking her in the eyes.
Ryan walks into the place Annie had been staying and calls out for her.† Tad walks in and tells her he suspects she has taken Emma and left Pine Valley.† Tad says if Emma is his daughter, this means he has lost her all over again because of Ryan.
Colby is at BJís arguing with a waitress about her having to pay a bill for her food.† She tells the waitress she is the daughter of Adam Chandler, who owns this town.† She suggests that the waitress, who she calls a peon, start a tab for her.† The waitress refuses and sets the check on the table.† David walks in and offers his help.†
At Chandler mansion, Babe tells JR that tricking Colby into admitting her story about Josh was a lie was genius.† She thanks JR.† JR says he loves Babe more than he hates Josh.† Adam walks in and suggests that this whole episode has smeared Colbyís name.† Krystal says Colby just needs a little strong-handed guidance from her father to fall in line.† Krystal asks JR and Adam for some privacy so she can talk to Babe alone.† Once alone with Babe, Krystal asks her how big of a bullet she dodged.† Babe says it was a major, marriage-ending bullet.† She was about to spill everything to get Josh off the hook.† If JR hadnít figured out Colby was lying, she would have admitted everything.† Krystal tells her she can thank her lucky starts that JR did figure it out.† Now she doesnít have to tell him the truth, unless she is planning on telling him anyway.
Erica goes to see Jeff at his Valley Inn room and tells him that Babe Chandler is single-handedly destroying their sonís life.† He invites her in and asks her what prompted this round of Babe bashing.† Erica tells Jeff the statutory rape charges have been dropped, which Jeff says is great.† Erica says Josh wasnít smiling when he found out and went to the Chandlers to have it out with JR.† She asks for Jeffís help.
JR tells Adam that he would love to get rid of Josh Madden permanently, but he didnít want to risk losing his marriage just to put Madden behind bars.† He says lying wasnít worth risking his marriage.† Adam tells JR heís giving Josh an all-clear to continue publicly pursuing Babe.† JR says the fact that Josh was cleared of Colbyís bogus charges wonít give him a free pass to Babe.† There is a knock on the door.† It is Josh.† JR tells him he got what he wanted and asks why he is here.† Josh tells him he knows why heís here.
Kendall tells Zach she saw that he signed the divorce papers.† He asks if she filed them.† She asks if he wants her to.† Zach says she knows what he wants.† A frustrated Kendall turns to leave but Zach asks her to stay.† He says he knows she didnít come here to tell him she got the divorce papers.† Kendall says sheís not sure why she came.† Zach says he thinks she knows.† She wants to ask him something.† He tells her she has his complete attention.
Erica tells Jeff that Josh was with her, Kendall and Bianca and it took her breath away when they found out that the charges had been dropped.† She left, wanting much more.† Jeff says they are making great strides with Josh and itís possible sheíll get her wish before too long.† Erica says she hopes so, but it wonít happen if Josh gets thrown into jail or if he tangles with JR as JR has a history of violent action.† She asks Jeff to go with her to talk to Josh.† Jeff says he thought she had a launch party to plan.† She says she canít work when their son needs them.† She says she wants to focus all her energy on her sweeps launch party, but she believes that if Josh gets involved with Babe heíll be in grave danger.† Jeff says there is nothing wrong with Babe.† She is a sweet woman and Josh is in love with her.† He says if Josh wants to be with Babe he should be.† He says he even told Josh as much the other night.† Erica is aghast that he has encouraged Josh to be with Babe.† She says she wonít stand by and watch her sonís life go down the drain.† Sheíll take care of it herself.† Jeff tells her sheís not going anywhere.
Josh asks JR where she is.† JR says heís not going anywhere near her.† Josh says he wants to see her for himself.† Adam says that will be over his dead body.† Josh says he has to talk to her.† JR asks if it isnít enough that she already admitted the truth.† Josh wins, but heís never coming near her again.† Josh asks if heís going to keep her locked up in the house for the rest of her life.† Adam tells Josh heís not welcome here and orders him to leave.† Josh refuses and says he needs to talk to her.† Babe walks into the entry way and Josh says thank God.† He asks if JR hurt her.† JR asks why he would hurt Babe.† Josh says for telling the truth.†
David tells the waitress heíll take care of Colbyís check.† Colby refuses Davidís offer.† David addresses Colby by name and says heís not coming onto her.† Colby asks how he knows her name.† He says not only did he deliver her, theyíre practically related.
Babe tells Josh he should be thanking JR.† He found out Colby was lying and got her to admit it.† She says he could have kept the truth to himself but he stepped up.† Krystal tells Josh that Adam called Chief Frye and told him Colby retracted her story, so the charges were dropped.† Babe tells him heís free.† Adam tells Josh he thought he was looking for Colby, but he was looking for Babe.† Josh says yes, he was looking for Babe.† JR tells her to give it up.† His wife has zero interest in him, and with Colbyís charges off the table any chances he had with his wife died tonight.
Kendall tells Zach this is ridiculous.† She doesnít even know what sheís doing here.† She has nothing to say to him.† Zach asks if he can speak for her and she tells him to go ahead.† He says itís because she belongs with him.† She asks how she could belong with him.† He says thatís what heís waiting to hear.
Tad tells Ryan heís been completely snowed by Annie.† Ryan says he sees this doesnít look very good from Tadís perspective, but he knows Annie and he knows what sheís like under pressure.† He has learned to sense when sheís lying.† She told him she gave birth to Emma and he believes her.† Tad says he also believed her when she said she never met Greg Madden, but Emmaís birth certificate has Maddenís name as attending physician.† He asks Ryan how Annie will explain that.† Ryan tells him heís buying into Davidís claim that Emma is Kate.† He says that is a serious long shot.† Tad says he used to think so until he saw that birth certificate and found Annie gone.† He says disappearing with Emma has given a boatload of credence to Haywardís claim.
David tells Colby that heís Babeís father, but he never married Krystal.† He says he and Krystal were together long enough to create a beautiful daughter and then they went their separate ways.† He didnít even know Babe existed until recently.† Colby says thatís typical Krystal, totally selfish and manipulative.† He says he can see sheís not a fan of her stepmother.† She tells him not to even use the word stepmother.† Krystal is nothing more than a trailer-park wannabe after her dadís cash, and Babe is just as bad if not worse.† David says for reasons he canít understand, his daughter loves Colbyís brother.† Colby says he needs to get up to speed on what kind of person her daughter is.† She says Babe is no angel.† If he was any kind of father, he would drag Babe out of their house away from JR, and take Krystal along for the ride.
Kendall tells Zach heís going to be waiting a long time if he wants her to say she belongs with him.† She doesnít and she canít belong to someone as cold-hearted as he is.† Zach acknowledges that it doesnít make sense.† She says sheís no angel, but he is merciless, cruel, unpitying, and unforgiving.† His morals are in the toilet and she asks how he can even suggest she belongs with him.† Itís a joke.† Zach says itís crazy.† He asks if this is their good-bye.
Tad tells Ryan to admit that if he accused Spike of not being his son he would pack up and leave town.† He asks why Annie took off.† Ryan says he doesnít know for sure that Annie left Pine Valley.† Tad says thereís no indication Annie left temporarily.† Jonathan walks in and says if Annie did take off, David Hayward should be contacted.† He came in here talking about a DNA test that proves that Emma is Tadís daughter.
David tells Colby she has insulted his daughter without telling him what she did that was so terrible.† Colby says Babe is a user and married her brother for the money.† JR shouldnít even trust her.† David says she has it backwards.† JR is the one that canít be trusted.† Colby tells him that Babe is getting it on with another guy.
Josh is on the Fusion rooftop when Babe arrives.† He says he had a feeling she would come.† Babe says she wanted to make sure he was all right.† He asks if this is how itís going to be from now on, secret meetings and phony excuses to leave the house.† He says if thatís the way it has to be heíll deal with it.† Heíll take as much of her as he can get.† He asks if that will be enough for her.
Kendall says she hates the word good-bye.† Itís so final.† He says he thought final was what she was after.† She says there is an annoying habit that she canít seem to shake.† She loves him.† She has tried to make it go away but nothing will.† She says she canít live without him and doesnít want to.† She asks if he still loves her.† He kisses her, picks her up, and takes her to bed.
Erica tells Jeff to let her go.† He says Josh can handle the Chandlers without their help.† Erica says he obviously doesnít know the Chandlers.† Jeff says Josh is not a child and he can handle JR on his own.† Erica asks if heís holding her captive.† Jeff says heís not, but he wonít move until he knows that sheís not going to go after Josh.† Erica says she has no intention of leaving because she hasnít finished with Jeff yet.
Babe tells Josh that JR has given her everything she wants and everything that she has asked for practically overnight.† He is now open, honest, trusting, and trustworthy.† Josh says heís till the same JR.† Babe says he is, but he wants Josh out of her life and Colby handed him a perfect opportunity.† Instead of taking it he threw it back in her face.† He did it because heís trying to be a better person and he loves her.† Josh grabs Babe and kisses her.
JR says he knows Josh wants his wife, but Adam doesnít have to remind him of every detail.† Adam says it doesnít seem to be making an impact.† JR says he trusts Babe.† Adam says he doesnít trust Josh.† Adam tells JR he has made a grave mistake giving Josh a get-out-of-jail free card.† The only safe place for an operator like Josh is behind bars.
Josh pleads with Babe not to say this has to stop because JR told the truth for once.† JR is not suddenly going to be a perfect husband.
JR says Babe has changed him.† She makes him feel like a better person.† He says he loves her so much and he canít lie to her to get his way anymore.† Adam says the next time it happens Josh will be waiting in the wings ready to pounce.† Adam asks why JR canít see that.† JR says itís because of Babe.† She has given him more chances than he deserves and now he wants to give her truth and honesty.† Adam asks JR if heís gone insane.† Heís a Chandler.† He says if Krystal had a man chasing after her, he would hound him into the bowels of hell.
Josh tells Babe heís not going anywhere.† Babe says he has to because what theyíre doing is wrong.† Sheís married and is in love with her husband.† Josh reminds her she said she loved him and he feels it now.† Babe tells him to let go of this.† Josh says when he found out the charges against him were dropped he thought Babe told JR the truth about them.† Babe says she almost did until JR admitted he knew the truth.† Josh says JR doesnít know the truth about them.† He says when he thought that they could be together, he finally got a glimpse of how happy they could be.
JR tells Adam that Babe makes him happy.† If she didnít love him as much as he loved her, she wouldnít stick around.† Josh doesnít stand a chance with his wife.† Adam asks JR where his killer instinct is.
Babe says she loves JR and what heís giving her now is real.† She says she loves him even more because of who he is becoming and she wonít make a fool of him.† Josh says he can give her so much more than JR will.† He asks Babe not to turn her back on them, not to walk away from this.† Josh kisses her again.
JR tells Adam that Babe is 100 percent committed to him and their family.† She has forgiven the unforgivable.† Heís not going to make her look like a fool by sending a friend of hers to prison for a crime that Colby invented.
Colby tells David that JR believes Babe when she says she isnít sleeping with Josh.† She says Babe and Josh should be locked away for playing her brother.† David asks her what makes her think Josh and Babe are having a fling.† Colby says she doesnít think, she knows.† She heard Babe tell Krystal about it.† He says sheís playing JR for a major sucker.† Colby says Babe and Josh will probably never get whatís coming to them.† She tried to tell JR about it but he wouldnít listen.† She says no one ever believes anything she says.† For a house filled with so many secrets, at least one of them should explode.† David asks her who else has secrets.† Colby says Krystal is sitting on a whopper.† It has something to do with Tad.† She says she heard Krystal yelling at Tad, saying that nobody can find out and Dixie better not tell.† Colby says that maybe she could get Dixie to blow Babe and her pregnant mom out of their house.† Colby leaves and David is surprised to learn Krystal is pregnant.
Jonathan tells Ryan he has no idea where Annie is but he doesnít blame her for wanting to run.† He asks how Hayward can begin to suggest that Emma isnít Annieís.† Ryan says David didnít grab it out of thin air.† Jonathan asks Ryan if he believes Hayward.† Ryan says he doesnít believe him and is on Annieís side.† Itís just that Tad has reason to be suspicious.† Ryan says Annie is hiding something.† She told him that she didnít know Greg Madden, but his name is on Emmaís birth certificate.† Ryan says he knows Tad and Dixie will do everything they can to find their daughter, which means theyíll be looking for Annie and Emma.† He wants to find them first.
Tad goes into BJís and finds David, and tells him to stay away from Dixie, Ryan, Anna, and Emma.† He says he is going to stay away from basically anyone he has ever met.† Tad tells him that by cornering Annie, he chased her off.† Thanks to David, theyíll never find out the truth about Emma.† David says if it wasnít for Tad butting in, Dixie would be holding her little girl now.† David says his whole plan to reunite Dixie with her daughter went up in smoke when Tad became involved.† Tad tells David to stay out of his life.
Derek arrives at Chandler mansion looking for Colby.† He says she made a false statement to police and is in serious trouble.† JR says thatís a closed case.† Josh was happy that Colby dropped the charges and everything is cool.† Derek says heís not cool since Colby broke the law again.† Adam says Colby has post-traumatic stress syndrome after being lost at sea.† He has talked to Judge Benson and he is sympathetic toward her.† Derek says the judgeís only concern is with his re-election fund, to which heís sure Adam has contributed generously so Colby will probably never have to pay for her crimes.† Derek says after all the recent legal issues involving the Chandlers falling through, they are now on their own.
Erica asks Jeff how he could encourage Josh to go after Babe.† Jeff says Josh never actually used Babeís name.† He threw out a hypothetical question, asking Jeff what he would do if he fell in love with a married woman.† Jeff says he answered honestly.† Jeff says he told Josh if the womanís marriage wasnít happy, he would fight for her.† Erica asks him if he had affairs with married women in Africa.† Jeff says he never met one worth the trouble.† She asks if he met someone worth the trouble, would he pursue her. †Jeff says he would if he thought he could make her happier than her husband and if he felt she was encouraging him.† Erica asks if he can trust her to leave now.† He says not really, but whatever danger there was has probably passed now.† He asks if sheís still planning on tracking Josh down.† She says not when she has a launch party to plan.† Erica asks if heís still planning on taking her.† Jeff says heís looking forward to it.† She leaves.† Jeff leans against the closed door and comments that as far as encouragement goes, that was pretty good.
Babe arrives home, grabs JR, and kisses him.† She says she loves him and is happier than she has been in a long time.† Meanwhile, Josh is sitting alone on the roof with his head hanging low.
Ryan places a call to Annie, leaving her a message telling her that he is truly on her side.† He wants to know where she is.
In bed, Kendall retrieves the divorce papers Zach signed.† He says thatís a way to put a damper on romance.† Kendall says they canít pretend as if they donít exist.† They have to deal with this.† She rips the papers in half then hands them to Zach, who rips them again.† They both rip the papers into small pieces and throw them into the air.
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