All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of May 17, 2010
Ryan apologized for not being there for Greenlee when she lost their baby but she said going back to that is "too much" for her. He still wanted her to be happy and hoped that she'll be able to carry her baby to term, if she is pregnant. The exes decided they could be friends and Greenlee ignored a phone call from David. They headed to their meeting and after, Ryan produced a home pregnancy test for her to take. Greenlee didn't think it was necessary, but kissed him on his cheek for his concern.
Marissa tearfully informed her mom about JR's infidelity. Krystal consoled her daughter and Tad offered his guest room for temporary lodging. Scott showed up to check on Marissa and she blasted him for protecting JR. Scott apologized but she told him to "get the hell out."
David menacingly advised Madison to do what he says but she was unfazed by his threats. Liza called with more information on Madison. After hanging up, David warned Madison that he would ask a lot of "pesky questions" about her husband's death and ordered her to seduce Ryan. She called him "obsessive" and "paranoid" but he said she had 24 hours to get the job done. After she left, Liza waltzed in and David shared that he was going to Rio to see what was going on with Greenlee and Ryan. Liza advised him not to go. Marissa called Liza and asked to see her so David tagged along to check on what was going on with his daughter.
Annie came unglued with JR for drugging her and he proclaimed his hatred for her. He said Marissa knows about them now and Annie taunted that he still wants her. He vowed he would never touch her again and lamented losing his wife. After Annie stormed out, Tad showed up and blasted JR for his
Liza and David met with Marissa, who revealed that JR slept with Annie. David charged out and Marissa chased after him. Annie tracked down Liza and said she wanted to accept Adam's divorce settlement. Liza said she knows about Annie sleeping with JR and that Adam's offer is officially "off the table."
Madison admitted to Randi that David was threatening to look into Henry's death. Madison proposed that she leave town but Randi didn't think that was the answer.... David slugged JR and Tad angrily reminded Hayward of some of the sins he's committed.... Marissa tried to apologize to Marissa, who responded by throwing a drink in Annie's face.... Madison returned to David and said, "I'll do it."
Damon was touched by the trouble the Martins went to to welcome baby Stuart to town. Damon was anxious when he couldn't reach Bailey. Liza arrived with bad news: Bailey wasn't bringing the baby to town. An upset Damon raced out, rejecting Tad's offer to call Bailey himself. Colby followed him after accusing Liza of being behind Bailey's change of heart. Back at the mansion, Colby tried to console a crushed Damon. She asked him to make love to her..... At the Martin house in the wake of the Damon/Colby blow-up, Tad and Liza shared some laughs, their first since the break-up. They admitted that they miss each other.
At the Chandler guest house, Scott and Annie bonded while looking at some of his childhood items. Scott lamented that he'd never be as good of a guy as his dad. Once alone, Scott made a business call related to Palmer.
JR tended to a hungover Marissa. He again pledged never to hurt her again but Marissa didn't feel right being back in their bed. Marissa told JR that she knew he'd been pronounced cancer-free. AJ was happy to see her. Krystal came by and Marissa copped to still loving JR. Krystal offered some maternal counsel, then made herself scarce when JR reentered the room. Marissa told JR that she was willing to move back in to the mansion, but in separate bedrooms, and that he had to prove to her that she wasn't an idiot for taking him back. Marissa left to go get the rest of her stuff from the Martin house and ran straight into Annie, who was on her way in to collect some of her own belongings. "Get out!" JR barked. Annie scoffed at Marissa for taking JR back. When Scott came in, Annie smirked that they were one big, happy family.
Erica was in good spirits in her New York hotel room. She was surprised when Jack showed up. They quickly mended fences after their Greenlee-related squabble and agreed to spend a romantic day together after she tended to some Fusion business. Jack got a call from Greenlee and made it clear to his daughter that he hadn't gotten Erica out of town to help her. He covered the nature of the call to Erica when she came back into the room. Jack and Erica made love.
At Wildwind, Greenlee shared with David her scheme to make it look like Erica was skimming profits from the Miranda line. David assisted Greenlee in cooking the books. "I owe you everything," she beamed.
Krystal returned home as Tad was trying to explain to Liza why he can't get back together with her right now. She hurried upstairs but the damage was done; Liza continued to think that Krystal was the source of Tad's lack of interest in reconciling.
Tad approached Liza at the yacht club, wanting to finish their conversation from earlier. Tad stressed that he meant it when he said, "It's not you, it's me," because of the challenges he faces with Damon. They agreed to go to try to talk to Damon together.
At the casino, Ryan asked Madison to lunch; she accepted. Randi came to see Madison and offered to buy her lunch. Mad said that she already had plans with Ryan but invited Randi to stay for some iced tea. Randi and Madison started to talk Fusion but Randi noted that Mad was distracted by Ryan's presence in the room. Madison asked Randi for romantic advice but Randi pointed out that prior to marrying Frankie, her dates paid by the hour. Ryan joined Madison at her table. As they dined, Ryan reassured Madison that she needn't be so hard on herself where he was concerned. When he touched her hand, she instinctively recoiled. Ryan was understanding, but sought to clarify that he didn't want to be more than friends.
Janet woke up after her minor stroke and asked to see Amanda. Angie allowed Janet to call the Martin house, where Jake hung up on her, then covered the identity of the caller to Amanda. Amanda observed that Jake was looking at her like she was one of his patients. When Janet called back, Amanda insisted on getting on the phone and she agreed to come visit her mom. Amanda called Jake out for having hung up on her mom. A fight ensued. Jake followed Amanda to the hospital, where he heard his wife denouncing Janet, who was sleeping. When she came to, Janet told Amanda that Jake was lying to her about Janet to keep them apart. She warned Amanda not to trust anyone.
Damon pulled back from making love to Colby; she was understanding. Tad and Liza entered and found them half-dressed in bed. Liza flipped out and drowned out Colby and Damon's insistence that nothing had happened. Liza lashed out at Tad and the men left. Tad believed Damon's side of the story and gave him advice about claiming his parental rights to Stuart while upstairs, Liza read Colby the riot act. Colby defended herself to Liza. After the ladies went downstairs, Colby and Damon left together. As Liza looked on, Tad called Bailey and asked her to let Damon spend some time with Stuart. Bailey asked to talk to Liza, so Tad handed her the phone. Liza was stunned by what Colby told her. When she hung up, she told Tad, "You're not going to like this." Tad and Liza went to the Martin house, where Tad broke the news to Damon that Bailey claims that he is not Stuart's father, after all. "It can't be true," a distraught Damon vented to Colby, who tried to comfort him. Colby became concerned when Damon said maybe this was a cause for celebration and tried to entice her to blow off some steam. Liza embraced Tad and told him that everything would be all right.
Angie congratulated Frankie on a successful surgery that he performed. She then explained to Jake that she had had to sedate Janet. When Amanda heard the tail end of their conversation, she thought that something suspicious might be going on. Jake then went to see Ryan at the casino, so he ended his lunch non-date with Madison, who tried to conceal her disappointment. Back at the hospital, Angie invited Amanda to coffee but she begged off, returning home to Trevor. She told Trevor she thinks that Jake is trying to trick her into doing something that she doesn't want to do.... Frankie went to the casino and Mad told him that Randi was gone. Frankie told Madison that he was there for her if she needed someone to talk to.... Jake explained to Ryan that he wants to propose to Amanda all over again.
Despite Colby's protests, Damon tried to drown his sorrows at the casino, but he was stopped by a guard for not being of age. Damon got into a fight with the bouncer, which Jesse broke up. Tad and Liza shared a close moment in the park, which was interrupted by Jesse's call to Tad. Liza and Tad rushed to the casino. Jesse warned Tad that Damon needs to learn a lesson that Tad bailing him out at all times won't teach him. Tad and Damon heard Liza trashing Damon to Colby. Damon bolted, followed by Colby, and Tad snapped at Liza to stay away from him and his son. Liza was stung. Damon and Colby went to BJ's, where Krystal offered sympathy and wise counsel.
Jake told Opal about his plans to throw Amanda the wedding of her dreams. Back at the loft, Amanda thought that Jake believed she was going crazy like her mom. Angie tried to lure Amanda to the yacht club. The Martins and pals began to gather for the proposal. Amanda arrived and thought they were having an intervention for her, so she ran off. Jake and Tad couldn't find her at the loft. Liza showed up and she and Tad had another argument. Angie found Amanda in the park. Angie assured Amanda that Jake simply had a surprise for her. A beaming Amanda told Angie that she knew exactly how to show Jake how much she loves him. Damon, Colby and Krystal showed up at the loft. Jake had everyone (including Jesse) hide before Amanda entered. Amanda walked in in a trench coat and nothing else, which she revealed to Jake just as everyone else made their presence known. Amanda screamed; Jake got down on one knee and brandished a ring. Amanda accepted the romantic proposal and everyone cheered. Tad thanked Krystal for getting Damon to come. Liza hated every second of watching him praise her.
Jack and Erica woke up in each other's arms. He went to take a shower and she spotted a text from Greenlee. Jumping to the conclusion that Jack was in cahoots with his daughter, she confronted him and told Jack that they were done. He tried to reason with her but she was convinced she was right.
At Wildwind, David and Greenlee celebrated that their scheme was poised to go off perfectly. David reiterated that he and Greenlee together are a force to be reckoned with. Greens went to the office and thought about the founding of the company. She was stunned when Erica sauntered in and urged Greenlee to just accept defeat. Greens smirked. They traded insults and threats. Erica got a call from a man named Doc regarding Palmer. Doc explained that he was an old friend of Palmer's and that Palmer had wanted Erica to pick up some items pertaining to his estate. Erica phoned Opal to update her about Jack and Doc. Opal urged Erica to have faith in Jack. Jack went to Fusion and Greenlee apologized to him for getting him caught in the crossfire. Erica summoned Jack to BJ's and apologized for her earlier accusations. Greenlee went home to Wildwind, more determined than ever to make Erica eat her words.
Erica went to Pigeon Hollow to meet Palmer's old friend, Doc. Doc handed Erica a box that was to be opened at Palmer's will reading. Doc also gave Erica a letter from Palmer, which she opened immediately. She grew emotional reading Palmer's loving words.
Opal and Greenlee ran into each other in the park. Opal expressed to Greenlee that she believes Greens is fated to be with Ryan, not David. David sauntered by and Opal beat a hasty retreat. Back at home, Opal got a call from Erica, who updated her on how things were going in West Virginia. Erica said she was heading back to Pine Valley. Opal broke the news that Erica should go straight to Fusion because there was a crisis brewing. Erica checked her Blackberry and was aghast.
Madison opened up to Ryan about her trust issues but reiterated that their relationship is strictly boss/employee. She excused herself to take a call from Randi. Randi told Madison to come to Fusion immediately. At the office, the workers fielded the scandal that was erupting over Greenlee and David's creative bookkeeping. Greens and David entered and pretended to be shocked by the news about Erica. Jack entered and asked what was going on. When he got up to speed, he immediately thought that Greenlee and David were behind it. Erica called Greenlee's cell to blast her for her dirty trick; Greens pretended that they had a bad connection. Greenlee felt bad about lying to Jack but David reminded her of the big picture. Erica told the pilot of her private plane that she had to get home right away, despite the pilot's desire to have the plane checked and to file a flight plan. When she threatened to replace him, he complied with her wishes to get in the air right away. Erica had flashbacks to talking about Jack with Palmer. Suddenly, there was turbulence. The pilot announced that they were going to have to make an emergency landing. Erica frantically dialed Bianca but couldn't get reception. She prayed to survive the inevitable crash. The pilot commanded her to brace for impact. "Jack!" Erica cried out.
At the Chandler mansion, Scott urged Marissa not to demand that Annie get kicked out of the house. Upstairs, Annie told a shirtless JR that she was there to make peace with him. Marissa walked in as Annie lay sprawled out on the bed. Marissa ordered her to leave. When Annie went downstairs, Scott chastised her for being in the house. JR followed and demanded that Scott get Annie out. When the cousins bickered, Annie defended Scott, and he expressed his appreciation. Scott showed Annie the technology he was considering developing for Chandler and copped to having stolen them from Palmer's company. Annie assured Scott that his secret was safe with her.... Marissa and AJ shared a warm moment. She then told JR that she thinks they needed to get out of town. JR seethed that he feels that Scott is up to something with the company. Marissa was upset that instead of taking a vacation with her and AJ, JR wanted to stay behind and tend to Chandler business. JR reiterated his devotion. They kissed passionately and despite some initial hesitation, she consented to having sex — but then he, besieged with memories of Annie, pulled back.
In the park, Ryan and Emma discussed Emma's upcoming birthday party. Emma wanted Greenlee to come. Greens strolled into the park and Emma invited her to the party; she accepted. Greenlee and Ryan had a nice conversation which he ended upon seeing David approaching. Back at the casino, Madison told Ryan about the Erica scandal. Greens and David went to Wildwind and he privately took a call. He was horrified when he found out that Erica's plane, which he had paid someone to tamper with, had taken flight.