All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of December 28, 2009
David told Gayle that Greenlee was ready to be taken out of her drug-induced coma. He detailed how he had come to find Greenlee after her accident and vowed to nurse her to health.
Tad convinced Jake not to go to Gloucester to check on David's activities there, volunteering to go himself so that Jake could stay and work on things with Amanda. Tad went to Massachusetts and spied on David with Gayle.
Zach and Kendall came home and celebrated a belated Christmas with Erica and the kids. Erica apologized to Kendall for not realizing having realized that she was in danger.
Ryan comforted Emma, who got upset when Greenlee's ornament shattered. Annie arrived with gifts for Emma, insisting to Ryan that she can see Emma anytime she wants. Ryan pondered working out a custody deal with Annie; Erica advised him not to give in.
Zach and Kendall decided that they need time to heal their family and decide to leave town indefinitely with Spike and Ian. Ryan gave his consent to Kendall taking Spike. Erica and Kendall shared a tear-filled good-bye after Ryan and Zach made peace. Ryan consoled Erica as she reeled from the Slaters' departure.
Liza warned Ryan that he could lose custody of Emma if he goes to court. Annie proposed a joint custody deal to Ryan, which he rejected. Adam suggested sending Emma to boarding school, which set Ryan off. He told Adam and Annie that he would see them in court. Adam and Annie grinned to themselves, revealing that it had been their plan all along to get Ryan to fight them in court. Adam and Annie prepared to renew their vows and paid off the judge to side with them in the custody battle.
David stopped Tad before he went to the back of the bar, where David was stashing Greenlee. David claimed that he was having illegal medicine shipped to Gloucester, hence his trip there. David had Tad arrested; he summoned help from Liza, who secured his release. Tad and Liza burst into the back of the bar, but all they found was Gayle. Meanwhile, Greenlee muttered Ryan's name before her eyes finally fluttered open. She asked where Ryan was, thinking that it was their wedding day.
Gayle stonewalled Tad and Liza when they grilled her about what David's been up to. Tad vowed to take David down. Gayle worried to David that Tad and Liza would catch on to them, but he assured her that they'll never find Greenlee.
Greenlee dreamed about her wedding day to Ryan. When she woke up, thinking today was the day of the wedding, David told her the truth, that she'd been asleep for nearly a year and that Ryan thinks she's dead.
As Adam and Annie planned their vow renewal, Natalia and Brot arrived at Ryan's with a court summons to take Emma to the wedding. Erica was convinced that Adam had bribed the judge and demanded that the police investigate the matter.
Opal had a vision involving Emma, which came true at the Adam/Annie wedding. She saw the bright light of a helicopter landing on the grounds....
Tad and Liza returned from Gloucester and updated Amanda and Jake. Tad promised his brother that he would figure out what David is up to.
Today's episode was a rebroadcast. Tune in Monday for a new episode. Happy New Year!
Today's episode was pre-empted. Tune in Monday for a new episode. Happy New Year!