All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of July 19, 2010
From Krystal's, Colby called Liza at Tad's in search of Damon, who had forgotten about their date. Liza flashed back to switching Damon's meds with placebos. Child services dropped by the Martin house but they left when they realized adoptee Damon was 18. Damon showed up for the date but got into a tiff with Colby. Damon went home and Tad told him that the adoption was a done deal. Father and son shared a warm moment. Liza went to see Colby, who vented about the way Damon had just treated her. Tad and Liza met and he indicated to her that the way things were going, she may one day be Damon's mom (via marriage to him). Damon and Colby met up again and he told her that he wants to be with her but can't make any promises.
With Trevor away at a play date, Jake and Amanda got passionate at the loft. When Angie called, in danger in the alleyway, Jake told Amanda that he had to go tend to a patient. She told him that she knew it had been Angie calling. Jake tried to cover the real reason that Angie had called and bolted. Amanda remained suspicious. Jake consoled a weeping Angie. Amanda saw Jake leading her away. Back at Angie's, Jake again beseeched Angie to come clean with Jesse about her condition. She said that she would tell Jesse when she knew if the experimental drugs were working. Jake came home and Amanda asked him why he had lied to her. He gave her a partial version of events (telling her about Angie's pregnancy scare). They made up.
Scott urged Marissa to talk to JR. Meanwhile, JR rescued Annie from the creepy client who had tried to molest her. He comforted Annie. They returned to the Chandler house and Annie claimed to Scott that she had run into JR on her way out of the yacht club. Marissa was suspicious. Annie went upstairs to see JR and told him that she couldn't get out of her mind that he had defended her against her would-be rapist. They again tried to fight their pull to one another. Colby came home and found JR and Annie kissing.
Marissa went to see Tucker, who told her that JR had made a mountain out of nothing. Marissa was stunned that JR had been present for whatever happened.
Colby freaked out to find JR kissing Annie. He sent Annie away, and Colby scolded him for being selfish. Colby claimed she needs JR and Marissa to prove that love and marriage are possible, and accused him of intending to sleep with Annie. He insisted he loves his wife and it's Scott who wants Annie in the house. Colby proposed telling Scott what's really happening. Downstairs, Scott comforted a weeping Emma, who was scared that Colby was crying. Scott explained that adults fight just like kids do, but it doesn't mean they don't love each other. When Annie returned, Emma said she was also upset about losing the Cinderella dress Greenlee gave her. Annie thanked Scott for comforting Emma, and promised to be the woman he deserves. JR warned Colby that telling Scott will only make him mad, and Scott will tell Marissa, who will leave again, costing AJ a mother. JR noted that facing death has given him a wild appetite for life, and made him want to live like every day is his last. Scott appeared and accused them of ganging up on Annie. JR claimed he lost his temper over Caleb. JR vowed to regroup the family, better than ever. Later, Scott assured Colby that he sees all of Annie's scheming, but also sees a kind, loving person. Colby was astonished by his capacity to forgive. He credited his father for that. JR offered to get Annie a house outside town, but she was horrified to be treated like a mistress. "I know how to fix this" she declared, and rushed off.
Finding his room empty, David listened to Greenlee's message that she's catching up on work at the office. In New York, Madison tried to leave Ryan's room, but he convinced her to stay and raid the minibar. He went for ice — and ran into Greenlee in the hall. She apologized for being in his room earlier, and then dropped her folder — out of which popped a photo of the two of them together. She said her father had tried to remind her how happy she was before David. "Are you happy now?" Ryan asked her. Meanwhile, Frankie called Madison, who mentioned running into Greenlee in Ryan's room. Frankie was suspicious, and as he hung up, David confronted him about making a personal call at work. David made veiled threats about firing him and Randi returning to hooking, so Frankie told David to go to New York to check on his own wife — in Ryan's room!
In New York, Greens insisted she's grateful that David saved her life and adores her. When Madison came out, Greens retreated. Back in their room, Ryan and Madison made out, but were interrupted by a call from Emma, who was still upset about the dress. He promised to see her soon. The mood spoiled, Madison insisted they return to Pine Valley. She admired his pure love for Emma and hoped to feel it one day. Later, back in PV, Ryan dropped Madison at home, and she confessed to Frankie, "I think I'm falling in love." Meanwhile, David returned home, fretting about Greens — who suddenly walked in. She admitted she went to the advertising conference, but didn't mention seeing Ryan. Flustered by his questions, she complained of a headache. Suspicious, David confessed that she has no idea how important she is to him, and that this relationship is different from any other. "I love you," he said, and kissed her. She begged off, citing her headache, and went for a shower. So David rooted through her stuff, finding the Ryan photo. Then a call popped up on her cell: Ryan. He left a message asking where he can buy a new Cinderella dress.
Colby told JR that Scott really loves Annie, so JR promised her nothing will happen between them — whether or not he feels anything for her. Annie rushed to Scott and kissed him. "You are my rock" she declared, thanking him for supporting her. "Let's get married!" she suggested.
A lei-clad Tad made an irate call about a missing cake, while Jake and Amanda arrived early for Damon's party. Krystal brought in a new gaming system for the lucky Damon and the gang wondered where Damon was. He was emptying the till at B.J.'s...and Liza caught him!
Annie gazed at a picture of JR, before swapping it for Scott's. In the foyer, Scott and JR both made frantic calls about the Caleb's deal, and Scott wanted to throw in the towel. JR accused him of rolling over too easy. Scott countered by suggesting JR focus on Marissa. As JR went upstairs to find Marissa hitting the books, Annie asked Scott if he wants to marry her! "I just walked in the door," sputtered Scott, noting she'd caught him off guard. Annie praised his husbandly qualities and Scott pointed out she's still married to Adam ... and then there's JR. Annie dismissed his concerns, continuing to press him. Scott didn't think they had anything to prove. He was then saved by a call from the office. Upstairs, Colby interrupted the JR/Marissa tension, cheerleading JR as the family's unifier. They turned down going with her to Tad's party and went to the Yacht Club.
At Tad's, Damon snarked on Jake's choice of gift (a savings bond) and Colby arrived. Everyone was puzzled by Damon being a no-show. Colby and Tad commiserated over Damon's issues and then Colby went looking for him. At B.J.'s, Damon insisted he was just grabbing some cash to tide him over and Liza reminded him about the party he was missing. Damon had forgotten! Tad walked up on them sniping. Liza tattled on Damon stealing. "What are you going to do, Thaddeus? Un-adopt me?" Damon taunted. Tad tried to get through to him but he walked out. Back at the house, Jake came back with a guitar for Damon and was about to scarf down a sandwich when Amanda told him he got a call from Angie. Angie then sent him a text saying not to worry, she's okay! Jake and Amanda discussed Damon adjusting to the family and Amanda confessed to seeing half-naked pics of Liza on Damon's phone. Realizing the whole family dynamic was a little wacked, they ended up ditching the lame party. Elsewhere, Liza and Tad argued about Damon and Liza talked about how similar to young Tad Damon is. Damon walked in on Colby tearfully calling Adam. Colby vented about Annie wrecking her family and Damon blowing her off. Damon urged her to let him be there for her and offered to take her to New York to see Adam. Colby was skeptical but Damon assured her, "I've got your back." She begged him not to let her down. Back at B.J.'s, Liza told Tad that Damon kissed her. "He only cares about one thing and that's himself!" she insisted, adding that she was just trying to protect Colby. Tad vowed to fix things.
Marissa wondered why JR hadn't told her about rescuing Annie. JR insisted he's committed to Marissa. On cue, Annie walked up. Marissa questioned her about the attack and Annie was visibly shaken. Then, Scott arrived ... with a ring and popped the question right in front of JR and Marissa. Annie was stunned by his turnaround. Scott made a romantic speech and Annie accepted, as an unimpressed JR, Marissa and Colby looked on. JR then toasted to their happiness and awkwardly hugged Annie. Later, JR offered to help Marissa study and he told her he hopes Annie and Scott have a great life ... somewhere else. Downstairs, Annie assured Scott that she and JR were over. Smitten Scott believed JR was her past, "because I am your future."
Annie came into the living room with an armful of bridal magazines, only to find Scott wrapping up a business call. She was all abuzz with plans and he pointed out that she still needs to finalize her divorce. JR was on the phone in the foyer, and he and Annie shared a look. She kissed Scott, assuring him that the two of them were the only ones that mattered.
At B.J.'s, Marissa plopped down at Caleb's table and started blubbering, certain she'd blown the bar exam. "I walked out before I even finished it!" she bawled, going on to wail about her whole life was a mess. Gruff Caleb urged her not to let the Chandlers ruin things for her. Back at the Chandler manse, Scott told JR to table his business talk so he and Annie could plan their wedding. Scott told Annie they could fast-track the divorce and she beamed over getting their marriage license. Scott wondered why she was pushing things so fast. Annie insisted she just wants to start their life ASAP. When Marissa spied JR walking into B.J.'s, she bolted. JR whirled on Caleb, wondering what he'd done. Caleb noted Marissa was upset because she's married to a "first class jerk." AJ (who'd arrived with Annie) heard them arguing and asked Daddy to stop! JR assured AJ that he and Caleb hadn't been fighting and introduced the boy to his nemesis. In the park, Marissa tearfully vented to Krystal and, like Caleb, Krystal pointed to JR as the trouble.
Back at B.J,'s, Caleb called JR on his BS and refused to have a Chandler at the helm of "Uncle Pete's company." Later at the Chandler mansion, Marissa was in a snit, trashing all her law stuff. She asked Scott why he's marrying Annie and he said because he loves her. Krystal arrived at BJ’s and thanked Caleb for helping out Marissa and the two had some banter-y bonding moments. Caleb got a call and revealed he'd happily unloaded Cortlandt Electronics and could leave town. Inside, JR was jubilant about his deal going through and swept Annie into a hug!
Emma and and Ryan had a nice breakfast at B.J.'s...complete with Greenlee mentions! Speaking of Greens, she awoke to David watching her. He pointedly questioned her about her trip to New York. "You found out I saw Ryan, didn't you?" she accused. David admitted Frankie had told him. Greens insisted she has everything she wants with him, but David wasn't buying it. He wondered why she was carrying around a picture of herself and Ryan. Greenlee said Jack gave it to her as a "stab at sentimentality" and she and David seemed to come to an accord.
At B.J.,'s, Madison brought Emma the Cinderella dress
she'd lost, but Emma said it wasn't hers. Hers had a special message from her fairy godmother, Greenlee. Madison and Ryan were determined to make CinderEmma's dream come true, so Ryan called Greens with Emma's dilemma. Greenlee said she'd have the Fusion art department embroider the message on the dress and meet Ryan in the park! Of course, David overheard. Later, in the park, Greenlee surprised Emma with the dress and she was thrilled. Alone, David brooded over the Ryan/Greenlee photo. In the park, Madison walked up on Greenlee and Emma bonding. Madison was worried about Greenlee’s impact on Ryan. Later, Krystal warned Greenlee about David. Greens insisted she and David are equals and told Krystal to stop judging her. Krystal pointed out her own bad experience with David and the women had a more soft exchange about their relationships with the nefarious doc. Nearby, David blasted Ryan for calling Greenlee to meet him. As they argued, Ryan collapsed!
JR was waiting by the phone; Annie reminded him to get ready to announce Chandler Enterprises's acquisition of Cortlandt Electronics. JR was hoping for a return call from Adam, but it never came. Scott stormed in, angry that JR had called an emergency board meeting without him. JR told him about the sale, and that Caleb had no idea the guy who now owned Cortlandt was working for JR. Scott said they didn't agree to acquire Cortlandt through trickery. Annie reminded JR that he had to get dressed because the interview was coming up.
At Pine Valley Hospital, Jake asked Angie how she was doing. Angie said she was fine -- the experimental medication appeared to be improving her vision problem.
Jesse welcomed Natalia home. She said she was sorry Jesse got suspended. Jesse said he'd get through it. Natalie said her trip to West Virginia wasn't a waste. She knew the lead investigator … and he asked her out. Jesse got angry, but Natalia said they needed the NTSB to look at Erica's crash as a crime committed by David, and if she had to flirt with the guy to achieve that, so be it. Jesse said that between David's case and Angie's job stress, he felt like he was letting his wife down. Natalia worried that Jesse was becoming obsessed.
David stood over an unconscious Ryan in the park as Greenlee arrived. She screamed to get Ryan to a hospital. David said not to touch him; he might have a spinal injury. Greenlee called 911. She asked why Ryan wasn't waking up. The emergency medics arrived and got Ryan to the hospital, where Angie met them. She asked for Jake to help out; David said no, but Angie insisted. David bugged Angie about hurrying up and preparing Ryan so they could run a CT scan.
Ryan dreamed he was having a drink and Bianca walked in. She said she knew what day it was; it was her anniversary, too. It had been a full year since Greenlee died, Bianca noted. She told Ryan he had to move on. Ryan said he had no life without Greenlee. Bianca disappeared, and Greenlee showed up. "It's really me," she said. "I survived, and I came back to you."
In the hospital, David pushed Angie to hurry and get Ryan to Radiology. Angie was preparing Ryan for an injection as her vision went blurry. David asked what was going on, and Angie said Ryan needed a specialist. Jake showed up and took over, noting that Angie had pulled a double shift and was overtired. Jake told David and Greenlee to leave because they weren't family.
Greenlee asked David what happened. She figured out that he followed her to the park and picked a fight with Ryan, and that Ryan fell and David just stood there, watching him bleed. Jesse walked in and noted, "Sounds like a crime to me."
Bianca went to Wildwind, and congratulated Caleb on selling the company. She asked what he was doing with Wildwind, and said she'd like to rent it. Caleb agreed. Bianca noted her mom used to live there with Dimitri, but now there was only one man for Erica: Jack. Caleb said what happened between him and Erica was just a couple of bad coincidences: "Your mother has flown into the sunset with Jack and his perfect hair…and I'm going home. Everything's as it should be."
JR congratulated Annie on getting married. She wondered how Caleb would react to being swindled. JR wasn't worried; he had all the power now, and said it felt amazing. Scott caught Annie fussing over JR's tie, and told them the reporter had arrived.
At Wildwind, Bianca made more small talk, asking if the cable channels there had her daughters' favorite; Caleb told her to turn on the TV and see. They caught JR giving his interview. JR promised to run the company with an iron fist. Caleb, puzzled that JR was the new owner of Cortlandt, tried calling the guy he thought he sold the company to and got a dead line. He realized JR had swindled him. Caleb rushed to the Chandler mansion. He said JR was continuing his father's legacy by stealing Cortlandt Electronics. He'd vowed to get it back, no matter what.
Greenlee talked about David in Ryan's dream, and how he had helped her, which upset Ryan. Jake thought Ryan needed more fluids. Angie said, "Jake...there's something wrong! Check his breath sounds, I think he's laboring." Jake agreed, and immediately sent Ryan for a CT scan. Angie admitted she couldn't see a thing when she had a needle pointed at Ryan's head. She decided to step down as chief of staff. Jake promised her that David would never find out about Angie's problem.
At the Chandler mansion, JR flipped through a file from Cortlandt, and Scott became nervous that JR would find out about the idea Scott stole from Palmer. Scott told Annie he was counting on her keep an eye on JR. Annie asked if Scott was testing her. She said she'd do whatever it took to prove her loyalty.
Bianca, wandering through Wildwind, talked to Miranda about how much fun they'd have there. Caleb arrived, slamming the door, obviously angry. He said JR was worse than Adam. Caleb noted things had changed and Bianca couldn't stay at Wildwind. Bianca pointed out that there was plenty of room for everyone, and Caleb grudgingly agreed to let her stay.
At the hospital after the scan, Jake told Greenlee and David that Ryan had an aneurism. David said they should leave, but Greenlee wanted to wait there -- alone. As David put on his jacket, everyone noticed there was a large bloodstain on his sleeve.
In Ryan's dream, Greenlee said she would always be grateful to David for saving her life, but that Ryan was one she loved, and had always loved. The doctors began Ryan's surgery.