All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of September 20, 2010
Madison interrupted a moment of PDA between Frankie and Randi at Fusion. Randi got to work; Madison asked Frankie about what had happened between them the night of the party. Frankie was evasive. After he left, Randi grilled Mad about what had happened the night of the party and Madison claimed that Frankie had tended to her when she'd had too much to drink.
Natalia and Angie hung out at the penthouse, making it blind-friendly. Angie got a bit impatient and snapped at Nat. Brot stopped by and Angie nearly broke into tears when she had trouble managing the task of giving Brot a glass of juice. She asked that they both leave; they pretended to, but she called them out for still being there. Brot remained behind and he opened up to Angie about how he had felt when he got injured. Angie broke down in tears, admitting to Brot that she felt like God had given her more than she could handle. Brot gave her a pep talk and, her spirits improved, they welcomed Nat's return. A flirty food fight broke out between Brot and Natalia. Angie whispered to Natalia that Brot's really into hier.
Kendall pleaded with Jesse to release her; he made it clear that he could not, but took pity on her when she heard him talking to her boys. Frankie showed up to be questioned by Jesse about where he'd been when David collapsed. He told his dad that he'd been with Mad. A flashback revealed that he'd hugged Madison to console her.
Greenlee heard a hypnotized Ryan tell the hypnotist that he loves Greenlee. Greens burst into the session and the hypnotherapist said that they would continue another time. Ryan told Greenlee that he had remembered how he'd felt that night, but not that he loved her. She left. Ryan went to the police station to see Jesse. He spotted Kendall and Jesse broke the news that she'd jumped bail. She told Ryan not to lecture her. Jesse told her that she was back out on bail but her bail was being doubled and she couldn't leave town. Ryan said he would pay it so that Zach wouldn't find out. Ryan and Kendall then discussed his feelings for Greenlee. Ryan insisted to Kendall that he and Greenlee are a toxic combination. Greens, meanwhile, went to see Jake to discuss her feelings for Ryan. She admitted to Jake that she still loves Ryan. Greens called Jesse asking to see him about David's murder. Jesse met her at her and David's old room at the yacht club, where she announced to Jesse that she had killed David.... Kendall was released on the condition that she stay at Ryan's place (judge's orders). Ryan sang Madison's praises to Kendall.
Frankie went back to Fusion and Madison warned Frankie that Randi had overheard them discussing having left the party together. Mad also informed Frank that Natalia thinks there's something going on between the two of them. Mad told Frank that on the night of David's murder, something more had happened between them.
Greenlee claimed to Jesse that she killed David by breaking his heart and driving him to suicide. She showed Jesse to David's secret drawer, which contained letters addressed to Marissa, Greenlee, Krystal and Amanda. They went to the yacht club, where Greens read David's letter to her.
Frankie apologized to Madison for having hugged her just a little too long the night of David's murder. They agreed to go back to being just buddies. Frankie encountered Randi at the hospital and apologized for having forgotten to meet her at his folks' place. Frankie assured Randi that his feelings for her come first and they made love in a hospital room. Frankie suggested to Randi that they try for a baby. She hedged that she wasn't ready.
Jake and Tad celebrated "PVAD" (Pine Valley After David) at Krystal's. Ryan joined them to try to persuade Tad to investigate whether Ryan killed David. Tad was reluctant. Greenlee arrived after the meeting disbanded and told Ryan that she believes David killed himself. Ryan found it hard to believe. Greenlee insisted that they were both now free of David. Greens next chatted with Jake, and when Amanda showed up, Greens gave her the letter from David. Amanda read the missive, in which David apologized for hurting her. Once alone with his wife, Jake tore up the letter, annoyed with Amanda for suggesting that David had had a good side.
Tad ran into Liza at the park and he apologized for how harshly he'd spoken to her at Krystal's. Liza defended her desire to bring David's killer to justice. Tad left; Jesse arrived and showed Liza the letters.
Madison went to the penthouse and learned that Kendall was staying there. Mad sought counsel from Kendall about coping with Ryan's history with Greenlee. When Ryan came home and Mad learned about the letters and their implications, she was thrilled, but Ryan remained only cautiously optimistic.
Tad and Kendall caught up at the yacht club. Tad urged Kendall to come clean with Zach about her legal woes.
Greenlee went back to her yacht club room and sighed, "Forgive me," presumably to David.
Kendall visited with Bianca at Wildwind. Marissa and AJ stopped by. Marissa told Kendall and Bianca about David's letter and said she didn't plan to read it, then headed to David's room at the yacht club to deal with his belongings. Kendall and Binks followed to offer moral support. She broke down to them as they pep-talked her. Kendall advised Marissa to release her anger by breaking a lamp. She ended up having a mighty fit. Marissa felt better and, back at Wildwind, she read David's letter while the kids played a board game. She told Kendall and Bianca that according to the letter, David loved her.
Damon sidestepped Colby's morning seduction attempt so as not to be late for work. Downstairs, Asher encountered Annie. Colby came downstairs and Asher talked her through his idea for a new social networking site. Annie and Colby were snarky to each other in Asher's presence.
Damon went to Krystal's and caught up with Tad. Tad was pleased that Damon planned to take the GED again. Tad told Damon that he was off to see Liza. At the courthouse, Tad told Liza that he needed a favor. He asked Liza to go easy on Kendall. She agreed, telling Tad she was determined to prove that she's not the vindictive monster people think she is. Before leaving, Tad urged Liza not to give up on Colby. Liza was heartened to hear Tad's report that Colby misses her.
JR did some wheeling and dealing at the yacht club. Scott sat down with him and hinted that they had a new business partner. Enter Caleb. JR demanded an explanation. Caleb left the cousins to their own devices, and Scott and JR exchanged unpleasantries before JR stalked off. JR returned home and blasted Scott to Colby in front of Asher. JR thought he might be able to take Scott out by getting his hands on the deal he and Caleb were cooking up. Asher's ears perked up. Asher went to Wildwind and talked his way in by claiming to be doing more computer work for Bianca. He left after helping himself to some critical information off the machine.
JR went into Annie's room. She snapped that he shouldn't be there. JR called her out for having come up with the idea to involve Caleb in Chandler business. JR smirked that he could tell he was getting to Annie. Annie denied it, showing JR romantic pics of her honeymoon with Scott, and told JR that he just couldn't get over knowing that he'll never have her again. JR remained confident that Annie still lusted after him.
Damon returned home and let Colby know how determined he was to make something of himself. JR came downstairs after Damon left and told Colby that she was too good for Damon. Meanwhile, Asher clobbered Caleb over the head.
JR warned Colby that Damon may be after her money but she refused to believe it. "You could do better," he insisted. JR then offered to pay for dinner for upsetting Colby. She happily took the cash and left. Meanwhile, Damon told Tad about his run-in with JR about the money issue. Tad fumed. Damon lamented that he still isn't sure what he wants to do next with his
Greenlee went into the office and re-read David's letter. Kendall entered and Greens talked about finding a new place to live. Kendall mentioned some people don't believe David's letters are real; Greenlee asked for her friend's help to prove they were. Greenlee then expressed her regret where David concerned. "I never thought I'd say this but poor David," Kendall sighed. After Kendall left, Greens looked at the her moonstone ring and recalled when Ryan gave it to her.
Krystal, Marissa and AJ helped Caleb off the floor after his attack. Asher told them he had just arrived and the assailant fled. Caleb refused to call the police in. Little AJ was spooked by the event. Caleb went to see JR and mentioned his attack. His tone indicated he believed JR was responsible. JR denied it. "I'm a businessman, not a thug," JR said. "You're a Chandler," Caleb spat. Caleb returned home and calmed a still-worried AJ.
Bianca and Ryan discussed David's death. Ryan refused to believe David committed suicide. Tad stopped in and they discussed the suicide theory. Ryan stated it was just too neat.
Liza told Kendall the conditions of her probation. Kendall was furious that she wasn't allowed to leave Pine Valley. Liza then ordered Kendall to report at a park to pick up trash the next morning. Kendall fumed but reluctantly signed the plea deal. On her way out, Liza told Kendall she was right: "I am enjoying this."
At the hospital, Ryan and Greenlee bumped into each other. He had an appointment with Dr. Frankel to see if the doc could help Ryan recall what he lost during his blackout. Greenlee wondered why Ryan couldn't just let it go about what happened during his blackout since David killed himself. Ryan, however, was certain David did not commit suicide. Greenlee said they both needed to move past this and was insistent that Ryan drop his search for answers. Afterward, Ryan canceled his appointment with Dr. Frankel, went home and kissed Madison.
Colby showed up at the restaurant with Asher and asked Damon to join them for dinner — on JR. Damon was reluctant about Colby paying. Asher said Damon needed to relax and enjoy it. "I'm not that guy," Damon replied. Asher told his pal he had no problem taking money when it was offered and advised Damon to try it. Colby returned and the topic moved to fathers. Asher mentioned he didn't know his father. Just then, JR called Asher and ordered him over to the mansion. Asher went to see JR, who chastised him for knocking out Caleb without his consent. Asher said he wouldn't do it again, adding that, "Caleb went down hard."
Kendall lamented to Bianca that she can't be with Zach because of her probation and dreaded having to break the news to him. Just then, Zach phoned Fusion. Bianca answered and handed the phone to her sister. Later, Bianca returned and Kendall was all smiles. Kendall reported that Zach was upset, but not surprised, that Kendall got into trouble with the law, adding that Zach was coming to Pine Valley.
Greenlee bumped into Marissa in the park. Marissa was sad that her father apparently killed himself. She raved about the letter he'd left for her and broke into tears. Greenlee told Marissa what David did was not her fault, adding that David wrote Marissa that letter to give her peace. Tad listened nearby. After Marissa left, Tad joined Greenlee. She said she realized Ryan hired him; Tad countered by saying David didn't write the letters — she did!
Frankie came home and Angie called out to him. "How'd you know it was me?" he asked his vision impaired mother. "Your scent," she cracked. She and Jesse were excited to be going for her sonogram appointment with her OB/GYN. Angie stepped away and Jesse lamented that she won't let him help her. "I heard that!" Angie called. Later, they went for her sonogram and Jesse gave Angie a detailed description of the fetus. Both were thrilled that it was alive and healthy. After, they discussed the letters "from" David and Jesse revealed that they were fake.
At the station, Natalia and Randi discussed Angie's pregnancy and Nat asked if Angie and Frankie would have a baby soon. Randi replied that their schedules were too packed to be thinking about a child. Nat replied that this would keep Frankie out of "trouble." Randi asked what she meant. Natalia tried to evade the question, but Randi pressed on; Natalia shared her suspicions about Madison and Frankie. Randi argued that Madison needs his help and has changed — and that Madison loves Ryan. "I guess you're right," Natalia said, not entirely convinced. Randi left and Brot admonished Nat for trying to make Randi doubt her marriage. Natalie defended herself, noting that Madison runs to Frankie all of the time. Brot stated that Frankie is in love with Randi. "Almost all we see in this job is the ugly in relationships," Nat sighed. Brot urged her to have more faith in human nature. "People are basically good," he shrugged. "Except skanky homewreckers," Natalia answered.
Ryan and Madison discussed David, but he didn't want to worry about the late doc. He kissed Madison and looked forward to having his life back. Madison wondered about Greens, but Ryan assured Madison that she's the only woman in his life. Later, Frankie visited Madison at work and offered to fix her computer for her so she could make a reservation. She shared that she and Ryan are taking a vacation and she wanted to show him some ideas. Frankie fixed the problem and she successfully made her reservation. He mentioned Greenlee and Madison told him how Ryan had promised the focus would be on them. Frankie hoped that Ryan realized how lucky he is to have Madison in his life. They then talked about her upcoming trip and he joked about her not being able to speak any languages. He then mentioned Argentina and they played around doing the tango. Randi arrived and watched them from the office doorway for a moment before joining them. Madison explained that Jesse was just helping her prepare for her trip with Ryan. After, Frankie asked his wife out on a date and she happily accepted.
Tad and Greenlee talked about David and Tad had a hard time believing that Hayward would've killed himself. Greenlee reminded him that David had been in a lot of emotional pain. Tad still believed that Greenlee was feeling guilty because the good-bye letters weren't real. "I want to help you, but you have to be honest with me," he said. "You wrote the letters, didn't you?" Greenlee admitted it and explained that at least this way, the questions went away, and she wanted to prevent anyone she loved from going to jail. "This needs to be over," she said. Tad noted that what she did was obstruction of justice, but she just wanted everyone to move on. Tad warned that if he could figure out that she'd forged the letters, so could Jesse; Greenlee argued that Jesse has his own reasons for wanting the case to be over. "I didn't kill David," Greenlee insisted. "But maybe you know who did," Tad reasoned. He refused to lie for her, but promised not to expose her either. After, David's ghost paid Greens a visit. "How can you do this to me?" he seethed. "Thank you for making me look like a coward." Greenlee explained that they had to put "this" behind them. "My death? I'm sorry it's such an inconvenience," he replied. The ghost asked if she was in love with Ryan and she admitted it. "The man you believe murdered me?" David asked, incredulous. "Forgive me, David," Greenlee cried.... Tad arrived at the hospital just in time to overhear Jesse telling Angie that the letters were fake. Tad jumped in and said that just because someone forged the letters didn't mean that that person killed Hayward. Jesse was determined to crack the case. Tad hinted that they might know the forger. Angie encouraged Jesse to go after the person, even if it's difficult for him on a personal level. Later, the doctor gave the Hubbards their baby's latest photo, which Jesse described as a "blur." Angie didn't care and wanted to put it in a scrapbook. Tad then spent time with Angie and chatted with her about her pregnancy. She confided about how difficult her blindness was for her family, even though they were all trying to stay positive. Tad made her laugh by joking that the only reason he's taking her to lunch is so that he can park in the handicapped spot. She showed him the sonogram and he cracked that the baby was doomed because he looked like Jesse. Angie giggled and gave her pal a hug.
Ryan found Greens in the park and announced that he's moving on with his life — with Madison. "You're done with me," she sighed. "I could never be done with you," he said. Greenlee was clearly disappointed as he shared that he and Madison are going away together. "I'm not abandoning you," he told her, "but I need to focus on my life and my future." Greenlee thanked him for being there for her. He hoped that she'd soon find happiness. Soon, Jesse and Brot found them and asked Greenlee to come to the station.