All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of August 18, 2008
Kathy asked Babe and JR if Krystal could go live with them. Tad made a joke out of it, saying Krystal had to stay where she was, because Kathy couldn't change all of Jenny's diapers. Krystal didn't think it was funny. She sat down with Kathy, saying she loved her, and that she thought they were friends. Tad started making jokes again. Babe and Krystal took Kathy and Little Adam to watch a movie. Once the kids were settled, Krystal confided in Babe her fears about Kathy. She admitted she wasn't happy with the way Tad handled it. Alone with JR, Tad said he thought Krystal was overreacting. JR seemed to disagree. Kathy quickly returned to Tad, despite the fact that she was supposed to be watching the movie. JR ended up having a heart-to-heart with her. Krystal picked up where he left off, and they seemed to get through to her. Babe told JR it was his doing; he got Kathy to open up. Kathy apologized to Krystal. Later, Krystal told JR how impressed with him she was. Tad admitted he should have handled the situation better, and thanked JR and Krystal for stepping up. Meanwhile, Kathy ripped of her Barbie doll's head, clearly pretending she was Krystal.
Annie wanted to know what Ryan was doing in the bathroom with Greenlee.
Greenlee explained that Ryan had just helped her find some jewelry. She was happily surprised to find that unlike Annie, Aidan wasn't bothered by the situation. Kendall and Annie sniped at each other until Ryan came over. Kendall joined Zach, who was fixing the bathroom door. He remarked sarcastically on what a great job Kendall was doing of going easy on Annie. Kendall was unable to stop herself from going off about how crazy Annie was. They prepared to land. Greenlee thanked everyone for being there for her and Aidan.
Carmen joined Jack at ConFusion. He let her know he and Erica were over. Greenlee, Aidan, Kendall and Zach walked in, and Jack congratulated Greenlee on her marriage. He could see how happy she was. Aidan assured Jackson he wouldn't hurt Greens again. Kendall expressed concern that Jack was going to move on from Erica, more specifically, with Carmen. Kendall tried to find out if Carmen was interested in Jack, but she quickly confided that she thought Jack and Erica were sure to get back together. Meanwhile, Greenlee teased Jack about his non-date with Carmen. Kendall ended up venting to the bartender, telling him she needed to fix everything. Aidan took Greenlee home, and Zach and Kendall left as well. Carmen excused herself, but before she left, Jack asked if they could go on a date. Carmen was shocked and left without answering.
Colby and Adam went out to eat, and Petey interrupted their meal. Adam tried to get rid of him, becoming more and more annoyed every minute. Colby pulled Petey away before he got himself in deep trouble. Petey kissed Colby to get a reaction out of Adam, and he got exactly that. Adam rushed to a phone and called Palmer. He went off on Palmer, and told him to keep his son away from his daughter. Colby did appreciate that the heat had been taken off of her. When Adam turned his sights on Petey, Colby told him to run, and he did.
Annie and Ryan were greeted at home by Emma. After Emma was out of the room, the couple began arguing about Kendall and Greenlee. Annie asked Ryan to tell her the truth — she knew he and Kendall found her key in the picture frame. He insisted he hadn't told her because it didn't matter. She told him the key was for a diary, which she burned, because it contained horrible memories of when he couldn't remember her. She thought they should leave Pine Valley, and the memories here, behind. Emma came running out because she heard her mother crying. After Ryan put her back in bed, he expressed his concern to Annie that she had allowed herself to freak Emma out that way. They continued to argue, and Annie eventually expressed that maybe the pregnancy was why she was acting funny. She began to cry, and asked him to forgive her. Ryan told her they had to let go of all the garbage and focus on them.
At the mansion, Babe came outside and said good morning to JR. She thanked him for what he had done for Kathy. Adam joined them, and Babe told him how great JR had been. Adam had some snarky response, and Babe jabbed him with a reminder that Krystal was done with him. Adam suggested that JR was kissing up to the Martins, and JR reminded him that Kathy was his sister. Babe left for work. Adam pointed out that Babe still didn't know about their plan to take over Fusion. They proceeded to discuss it, and JR reiterated that Babe couldn't know about it yet. Adam thought Kendall and Greenlee needed to be taken down from the inside, and Babe was in the perfect position to do that. JR said he would talk to her.
Randi ordered bagels and muffins to bring back to the Fusion office. Frankie greeted her, but he did not receive a warm reception. He demanded to know why she was being so cold, and then he realized she had seen him with Taylor. They sat down and Frankie told Randi about serving in Iraq with Taylor. After finding out the truth, Randi felt better. They discussed him adapting to civilian life, and to coming to terms with what he had seen in Iraq. She told him she was going to work on not jumping to the wrong conclusions. They were about to kiss when Frankie got a call — it was Fletcher reminding Frankie of the money he owed. When he hung up, he said he had to go back to work, and Randi headed to Fusion. Amanda arrived at Fusion, surprised to see Randi wasn't there. Jake walked in as Amanda was moving flowers, and she poked herself in the eye with a stem. He checked it out. Jake gave Amanda an eye patch, and told her she should see an ophthalmologist. He told her he was there to drop off something for Kendall, which he put on her desk. She filled him in on Aidan and Greenlee's sudden wedding. Babe came in, and Jake left. Babe and Amanda sat down to work on their secret project. JR arrived just as Babe and Amanda were getting more and more annoyed after finding out Greenlee had dropped the ball yet again. JR told her now was the perfect time to make her move. Though she insisted she couldn't do it, she admitted it would be nice. JR left after telling Babe to keep an open mind. Amanda suggested they get back to work on their secret project.
Cass told Angie and Jesse that she had to go to Paris because her dad was having emergency surgery. Jesse pointed out that Cass couldn't leave town while she was under investigation. An argument broke out, but Jesse agreed he could make a call on her behalf. Cass and Angie continued to argue while Jesse was on the phone. Jesse returned, and said he had spoken to Jacob, who told him that he had told Cass not to come, and that it was a simple gall bladder operation. Angie couldn't believe she'd lied. Cass told Jesse she hated him, and Jesse wanted to know what he'd done to make her dislike him so much. Cass said that if Frankie were in her position, Jesse would do anything for him. She stormed off, saying they couldn't stop her from going to Paris. Angie apologized for Cassandra. Jesse embraced her.
At the hospital, Joe found Jake going off about hospital bureaucracy. Jake expressed his continuing desire to leave Pine Valley. Joe was concerned about him, but Jake said he just missed the independence of working out in the field. Later, another doctor told Jake he needed a break. Jake asked where he could find a costume shop, and then rushed off.
Adam plotted away on the phone, clearly going behind JR's back to work on taking over Fusion.
Jesse told Angie he thought Cassandra might be right about him. Angie found Cass packing for Paris and insisted she was part of their family, but Cass didn't agree. Jesse came in and told Cass he would try to talk to the DA again to get her cleared to leave. She apologized for saying she hated him — she didn't. She told him she wanted to see Dre, and he told her to go. Once she was gone, Angie talked to Jesse about the mistakes she'd made with their family by trying to live a perfect life and picking up where they left off. Meanwhile, Cass and Dre happily reunited. The happiness was short-lived, though, because Cass quickly told him she was going back to Paris. Dre suggested they run away together instead, but Cass didn't want Dre to live as a fugitive.
Erica did Carmen's make-up, and suggested she start dating. Carmen asked if she still loved Jack, but they were interrupted when Jack appeared. He had paperwork for Erica, who was quickly clued in on the time Carmen and Jack had spent at ConFusion. Jack left after Erica signed the papers. Erica told Carmen she could tell that Jack was interested in her, and asked if Carmen returned the interest. Carmen insisted Jack was hers. Erica assured her she was completely over him, but wondered if Jack was over her. Erica pointed out that both he and Carmen were on the rebound. Carmen felt like Erica didn't want her dating Jack. Erica suggested he was trying to make her jealous — she just wanted Carmen to be aware. Carmen said there is no way she would date a guy who would do that. Erica changed tactics, and said she would be thrilled for both of them if Jack and Carmen dated. Carmen said she was the best.
Ryan and Annie came by Zach and Kendall's to see Spike, but found out that he was at music camp. Ryan had forgotten. Annie immediately thought it was a ploy to keep Spike away from her. Kendall said she wasn't being nice anymore. She and Annie argued back and forth. When Kendall walked away, Annie went after her. Zach stopped her, and sat her down to talk. Annie vented her frustrations about Greenlee. As Zach tried to console her, Richie taunted her. Meanwhile, Ryan told Kendall that the key they found was to Annie's diary. Kendall didn't buy it. She suggested Ryan leave Annie, but Ryan said that wasn't happening. Kendall agreed to let Ryan do things his way, as long as Annie was never left alone with Spike. As Annie and Ryan prepared to leave, Kendall suggested they take Spike tomorrow when he got home from camp. After they left, Annie freaked out on Ryan because she thought Kendall was up to something — she was being too nice.
Greenlee told Aidan not to come home for half an hour. After Aidan hung up the phone, Tad started laughing about how “whipped” he was. They chatted about marriage. Meanwhile, Jake started moving his stuff out of Greenlee's apartment. He sat down with Greens to help her prepare the meal she was making for Aidan. He told her he probably wouldn't stay in Pine Valley and she accused him of running. She urged him not to give in to his fears. Before he left, Greenlee told him she would make a call about an apartment for him. Jack came by, and thinking it was Aidan, Greens opened the door with her dress unbuttoned. She quickly buttoned up and Jack gave her a wedding gift. Jack told Greenlee he was over Erica, and talked about how great Carmen is. He admitted he asked Carmen on a real date, but that she'd run off. Greenlee insisted he call her, and Jack headed out.... after pointing out that her fondue was burning. When Aidan got home, he found a trail of bread leading to Greenlee on the couch in her underwear.
JR visited Krystal. He told her about his plan to take over Fusion and put Babe in charge. Krystal told him that if Babe said no, he had to respect that. JR talked about wanting to remarry Babe, and Krystal admitted that she'd kissed Adam. She talked about the pull Adam had over both of them, and urged JR not to turn into his father. They made an agreement to remind each other not to let Adam get to them. Krystal expressed her approval at JR and Babe rekindling their relationship. She knew that JR was a changed man. They talked about Kathy, and how to help her. JR left with a promise to make Babe happy.
Greenlee, Kendall and Annie arrived at Fusion. Annie and Kendall quickly began sniping at each other. Kendall and Greenlee were introduced to Randi, and they immediately thought she could be the new face of Fusion. Babe quickly said no, she wasn't a model, she was their new assistant. Kendall and Greenlee thought she'd been hired for the wrong job. Amanda and Babe couldn't believe they were just back and already questioning things. Randi insisted she didn't want to model, and excused herself to answer the phone. Greenlee told Babe not to speak to them that way in front of their employees. Annie came back in and started arguing with Kendall and Greenlee again, and ended up quitting. Despite Greens' and Kendall's attempt to stop her, she packed up her stuff (including the frame with the key) and left. Babe blamed Greens and Kendall. Randi reminded Amanda that if she modeled, people would recognize her, and her past would come out. A box arrived for Amanda. Jake had sent her a pirate costume, and dared her to meet him at ConFusion wearing the outfit. Babe tried to talk her out of doing it, but there was no stopping her. Babe left to go to lunch, as did Randi. Kendall told Greenlee about the key, and that she'd made a copy. Meanwhile, Annie took the key out of the picture frame and flushed it down a toilet, unaware there was a copy.
Adam continued to plot to take over Fusion behind JR's back. He and Barry discussed the best way to get at Kendall and Greenlee. JR arrived home, and Barry left. Adam said they had been discussing his bail. JR went up to his room, and Babe met him there. She quickly began undressing him.
Taylor, who was at the hospital for a foot injury, listened as Jake talked to Aidan on the phone. It sounded like Jake was talking to a lover. Jake came to Taylor's room to examine her, and told her that when he saw her running, he wasn't trying to hit on her. She said not to worry, she understood now. He examined her foot. He discovered there was a problem with her heel. He put her on anti-inflammatory meds. After he left, Taylor checked with the nurse to make sure that her file stayed confidential. Meanwhile, Jake agreed to take a shift for a doctor who couldn't come in. Joe caught him, saying he would cancel his plans. Joe told Jake a break would be good for him, and agreed to take the shift himself. Jake headed for ConFusion, where he laughed when Amanda showed up in full pirate regalia.
Frankie visited Fletcher, and reminded him that his father was chief of police. Fletcher made it clear that he wasn't concerned, and let Frankie know he'd been keeping an eye on his mom and sister. Frankie pointed out that Fletcher had given him more time to com up with the money, and in the meantime, he had to leave him and Randi alone. Fletcher let him know that he would take the payment in drugs from the hospital rather than cash. Frankie balked, but Fletcher told him to ask Randi about a girl named Sherri.
An army officer examined Taylor's foot, and she insisted she felt no pain, even when he pressed on her heel. Regardless, he told Taylor he wouldn't sign off on her returning to Iraq — she needed more time, after everything she had been through.
Frankie called his dad and asked if he could meet him at BJ's; he needed to talk. Randi came in and greeted him. He asked who Sherri was. Randi told her she was another working girl, her best friend. She had been murdered, and Randi suspected Fletcher had done it. She asked how Frankie knew about her.
Kendall asked a maintenance guy if he could tell what kind of key she had. He thought it was for a P.O. box. Aidan and Greenlee worked out together at the gym. Ryan ran into them, and began working out with Aidan. Ryan and Aidan talked about the future, and Ryan said he was happy for him and Greenlee. They talked about Annie's pregnancy, and then Ryan headed home. Kendall came by the gym to tell Greenlee that they key was for a P.O. box. Greenlee reluctantly agreed to go with her to check it out.
JR and Babe cuddled post-sex. JR asked her about Fusion again, but Babe still hadn't made a decision. Adam burst in to talk to JR, and wasn't deterred by the fact that he was clearly naked in bed with Babe. JR told him to get out, and Adam agreed to give him a few minutes. After another round, they decided to go out for food. Before they left, they reminisced about the evolution of their relationship. Meanwhile, Carmen was having an allergy attack. She and Adam discovered it was triggered by his new aftershave. This gave Adam and idea. Carmen asked if she could have the night off, because she had a date. He wanted to know with whom, and she told him it was Jackson. This piqued his interest. He told her he wanted her to have a wonderful time, and gave her a credit card, so she could buy some new things for the date. She wondered why he was doing that for her, and he said it was because she was the cause of his brilliant idea. She thanked him, and left a smiling Adam alone.
Frankie told Randi that Fletcher had mentioned Sherri awhile ago. Randi was sure Fletcher was behind Sherri's death. She talked about how lucky she was that Fletcher just let her go. Jesse arrived and joined them. Frankie covered and said he just wanted Jesse to get to know Randi. Frankie told Jesse about Randi's new job. Jesse offered to buy them dinner, and said he wanted to hear all about it. She obliged, and mentioned that Annie had quit. Jesse excused himself to get back to work. Once he left, Randi said she wanted to know what was really going on. Frankie apologized for putting her and Jesse in an awkward situation. She forgave him. She told him about how Kendall and Greenlee wanted her to be the new face of Fusion, and why that couldn't happen. Frankie assured her she was going to be able to bury her past, and he would do everything he could to make sure of it. He had to head to the hospital, but said he would call after his shift.
Amanda and Jake chatted at ConFusion. When Jake got up to get drinks, Annie rushed over. She wanted to know if Kendall and Greenlee were still hot over her quitting. Annie suggested if Amanda and Babe quit too, the trio could start their own business. Annie left when Jake returned and went to the bathroom, where she was met by Richie. Meanwhile, Amanda and Jake chatted away. Jake said he was having a good time. When it was time to go, Jake said he would like to see her again. Babe and JR arrived at ConFusion and got a table. She wanted to know what Adam wanted to talk to him about, but they were interrupted by Annie, who asked if Babe had time. Babe said she was about to eat, but they could have lunch the next day. Annie brought up Fusion anyway, and JR had to ask her very bluntly to save it for tomorrow. Annie agreed and left them alone. They were interrupted again by a call from Adam, who wanted to tell JR about his big idea. JR said it would have to wait, and got off the phone. Babe suspected that JR's plans with Adam had to do with JR's desire to take over Fusion. He admitted it was true, but he had told Adam that he only agreed as long as Babe was a part of every decision. She warned him that letting Adam pull the strings was dangerous. Babe left to go to the bathroom. Richie returned to taunting Annie as she sat at the bar alone. Jesse stood nearby, watching her. JR got another call from Adam, and as Annie left, she overheard JR yelling at Adam about taking over Fusion. Richie appeared again: "Just like it was handed to you on a silver platter, huh sis?" Jesse got a call and rushed out of ConFusion. When Babe returned to the table, she assured JR that their evening had not been ruined. In fact, it had clarified things for her. She wanted to take over Fusion, but not with Adam's plan — she wanted to do it her way. Back at the mansion, Annie showed up and told Adam she wanted to help him.
Kendall and Greenlee found the P.O. box and opened it up. They pulled out a letter addressed to Ryan and opened it. Both were surprised by what the saw — "No wonder Annie doesn't want anyone to know about this." They brought the letter to Ryan, and told him they thought he needed to read it.
Dre and Cass packed their bags, and talked about how Cassandra's mom and stepfather had no idea she was never coming back. Meanwhile, Frankie, with a set of keys in hand, was at the hospital, thinking about Fletcher's request for drugs.