All My Children Recaps
AMC Week of September 27, 2010
Jake and Amanda got gussied up for a dinner date with Annie and Scott.
Amanda admitted it was mostly an act of sympathy for troubled Annie. Opal
watched the baby and warned the duo to steer clear of the drama. Meanwhile,
at the restaurant, Annie lost her cool when JR bumped into her and spilled
champagne all over her dress. She claimed that her married life couldn't be
any better and she's out celebrating her love with Scott. When Jake and
Amanda arrived, Jake said he's apprehensive about spending time with
"friends" they hardly know. The foursome shared a very awkward greeting and
tried to make small talk about Annie and Scott's wedding. Jake tried to use
Trevor as an excuse to leave when things got even more awkward and Annie
called him and Amanda "her close friends." In the ladies room, Annie was
upset by seeing how perfect Jack and Amanda are together and asked Amanda
how they do it. Annie said JR is thwarting her own happiness; they bonded
over knowing how intense JR can be sometimes.
Kendall stressed about meeting Zach; Bianca told her she'll be fine and that
she'll be able to explain things better in person. Kendall hoped he was
ready to move on. She later called Zach from the park to say she can't wait
to see him and waited for his arrival. Bianca arrived to deliver Zach's
message that he won't be meeting Kendall because of his lack of trust and
her getting sucked back into drama. Kendall was angry at herself for ruining
At the park, Jesse confronted Greenlee and told her to come to the station,
explaining to Ryan that he's thisclose arresting her for David's murder and
brought up the vial of poison and the fake letters. Annie continued to proclaim
her innocence but Jesse wasn't buying it and suggested she call her lawyer.
Jesse also wanted some answers about the poison and surmised that it'd be
the same kind that killed David; Ryan defended Annie, who calmly agreed to
call her lawyer. Later, at the station, Ryan had a moment alone with Greens
before her interrogation. He urged her to tell him the truth and promised to
keep her secret. She explained she found it in her hotel room and didn't go
to the cops because she didn't want someone to get in trouble. She also
refused to call her dad and said she's not afraid of Liza. Ryan called her
out on trying to downplay what is happening.
Asher arrived to help Miranda and "worked" on her computer and shared a moment
with Marissa as they talked about him being there during Caleb's near
mugging. Caleb half-heartedly thanked him for his help. Later, Asher told JR
he needs to be more aggressive with Caleb because the attack and his
snooping around isn't doing the trick. JR refused. Marissa caught the duo
together and quickly figured out that Asher is working for Chandler and paid
him to attack Caleb. She was outraged and told JR she's suing him for
custody of AJ. He, in turn, threatened to take her down; she vowed to fight
Kendall came to see Greens, who admitted she found the vial in Ryan's
pocket and she's keeping mum because it's her turn to protect him. She was
insistent that she'd beat her rap. Then she said she knows Ryan still loves
her because she eavesdropped on his hypnotherapy. Kendall told her to stay
focused on possibly getting charged with murder, not Ryan's feelings for
her. Meanwhile, Jesse told Ryan that the poisons match and showed him
security footage of Greens giving David a presumably deadly drink.
Bianca visited Caleb and pointed out how much he's changed since he met
Erica in the woods. He flashed back to the time he spent with La Kane.
Later, Asher was back Caleb's, grabbed a wrench and looked as if he was
about to knock Caleb out with it.
Back at home, Annie and Scott talked about JR affecting their relationship
and agreed to ignore him and focus on their own life. JR meanwhile, got some
info on Asher and was shocked by what he saw. "This could be really good or
really bad," he mused.
At the police station, Ryan tried to talk to Jesse on Greenlee's behalf, but Jesse wasn't convinced of Greenlee's innocence, pointing out that there's incriminating video and the empty vial of digitalis in Greenlee's glove compartment. Meanwhile, Kendall grilled Greenlee about why she's protecting Ryan and suggested that Greens is still in love with her ex.
Marissa tried to reach Caleb with important information about Asher, while JR asked Colby how much she really knows about her new pal. Colby talked all about Asher's high-class background and assured JR that Asher's not after their money. Colby sensed that JR knows something he's not telling her. Meanwhile, a wrench-wielding Asher appeared in Caleb's living room and demanded his attention.
Marissa ran into the Pine Valley PD and berated Greenlee for trying to make it look like her father committed suicide. Afterward, Ryan vowed to stand by Greens and pleaded with her to reveal whatever it is she's keeping from him. They were interrupted by a call from Madison, and Greenlee advised Ryan to go to his girlfriend and not worry about her.
Jacob walked in on Caleb and Asher's confrontation with an urgent buyout offer, and asked Asher to vacate the room. It was clear to Caleb that JR was holding onto some kind of leverage. Later, JR told Asher he knows about his real identity. "You're Caleb's son," he proclaimed, then proposed that they team up to put Caleb in a position where they'll both get what they want from him. Asher presented JR with a letter from Palmer instructing him to go to Pine Valley to find his father and admitted that he'd discovered Caleb is his dad. Meanwhile, Krystal acted as a sounding board for Marissa, who was anxious about her battle for custody of AJ. Marissa finally met up with Caleb, who already knew that Asher was the one who attacked him. Marissa shared her suspicion that JR and Asher are in cahoots, just as Asher agreed to work with his newfound cousin. JR suggested they hold on to this little secret for a while.
Madison phoned Frankie on her way out of the Fusion offices and left him a message, which Randi overheard. Randi insisted that Mad just ask her for advice on vacationing in Italy, and escorted her co-worker home. Randi asked for Madison's assurance that she and Frankie are just friends, and Madison tried to give the "We're just like Jesse and Jenny" story, but Randi wasn't 100 percent convinced. Randi said she hopes Madison gets her dream guy, as long as it isn't Frankie. Madison was alone when Ryan finally came home, and asked where her boyfriend was. He revealed that he'd gone to see Greenlee, who'd been arrested and was waiting for her lawyer at the station. Madison assumed this meant all "the drama" wasn't going away anytime soon. Ryan still wanted to go on their trip, but Madison didn't think it was the best time.
Annie had a dream about JR but woke up in Scott's bed. Annie suggested to Scott that they throw a party so that she could get to know the other Chandler execs' wives. Scott wanted to wait until they had a house of their own; Annie pouted and explained that she didn't want to uproot Emma just yet. After Scott left, JR came upstairs looking for him and barged into Annie's room while she was clad only in a towel. He goaded her; she dropped the towel and purred that this was the last time he would ever get to see her nude. Later, when Scott returned home, he agreed to have the party at the mansion as per her wishes. He cautioned her not to let JR know about it, as he would surely ruin it.
Damon was worn out from studying for the GRE. With Krystal's blessing, Colby kidnapped him from work. Back at the Chandler mansion, the young couple got passionate in her bedroom. In the afterglow, their conversation turned to Asher. Colby admitted that she was worried about Asher's involvement with JR. Meanwhile, JR continued to use Asher's mysterious enmity toward his father to his advantage. Asher agreed with JR that they should wait to reveal to Caleb that Asher is his son, the better to pull the rug out from under him at a later date. Asher hid when Caleb showed up to warn JR that he planned to take over the entire Chandler empire. Asher came out of hiding and got into an altercation with Caleb, who spat that he should get away from JR. Worried that the conversation was getting too heated, JR stepped in to make sure Asher didn't say too much. Later, Caleb told Krystal that he planned to help Marissa get custody of AJ away from JR.
Natalia got emotional when Angie came by the police station to see Jesse. Tad, Angie and Jesse went to the yacht club, where Tad bristled at the staff's inability to smoothly respond to Angie's blindness. Angie and Jesse were grateful for the blessings in their life (and in her uterus) despite the challenges posed by her condition. Natalia told Brot that Angie thinks they're good together. She asked him to go to dinner with her, as in, on a date. After an initial misunderstanding (he protested that he was the one who wanted to ask her out), they agreed to make it a date.
Ryan and Madison discussed the trip they planned to take once Greens was acquitted. Liza dropped by the penthouse and let Ryan know that she thinks he colluded with Greens to plot David's murder. Madison blurted out that it was Greens who wanted David dead. Liza said she would use that info against Greenlee. After she left, Ryan all but threw a fit. Madison gently asked if it was possible that Greens was guilty. Ryan was convinced of Greenlee's innocence.
Greenlee and Kendall chatted at the police station. Kendall was worried that Greenlee was going to be convicted of David's murder. Greens insisted that she wasn't going to reveal that she had found the digitalis in Ryan's pocket. Greenlee thanked Kendall for putting her marriage on the line to help her. Greenlee's attorney showed up and advised Greens to make a plea bargain. Liza entered and made it clear that she planned to deny Greens bail. Liza revealed to Greens that Madison had told her about the threat she'd made against David. Greens said she was innocent; Liza countered that she didn't believe it. Mad urged Ryan to go see Greenlee at the prison and told him that she wished she could take back her slip of the tongue to Ryan. At the station, Greens assured Ryan that she's fine. He tried to get Greens to tell him what she was holding back.
Annie made plans for her party. Scott and Emma presented Annie with a picture she'd drawn and told her that she was the best wife and mommy in the world. JR and Marissa met at ConFusion. He reeled when she presented him with papers seeking primary custody of AJ. JR denied that he had hired Asher to assault Caleb and assured Marissa that she would not take his son from him. Marissa reminded JR that she was not the same woman he'd first married and announced that she would be taking AJ to the park that afternoon. Marissa went to the manse to collect the boy. She told Scott that she'd served JR with divorce papers and that she was going after custody. Scott told Marissa that she was a good mom. An upset JR went home, where Annie spied the papers and tried to console JR. Scott entered and told JR he knew how JR could make things right. Scott tried to soothe the tense conversation that ensued by inviting him to Annie's party. Annie was grateful.
Madison encountered Kendall at ConFusion. She told her about what she'd said to Liza. Kendall accused her of deliberately throwing Greens under the bus; Madison denied it. Kendall recommended that she tell Liza she'd made it up. Liza entered; JR arrived and offered to buy her a drink. JR urged Liza not to go to Annie's party. "No one's going to show up," he smirked, telling Liza that he'd "taken care" of the guest list.
As he stared into the Wildwind fire, Caleb was besieged with bad memories of a woman screaming for help. Krystal showed up and Caleb claimed that everything was fine. Krystal told Caleb that Jack and Erica were coming home soon and she would not have time to assist him.
Annie was in the midst of party-planning when Scott broke the news that he had to go to Europe on Chandler business (thanks to JR's machinations, unbeknownst to him). He promised to be home in time for the party. Scott went to see Caleb, apologizing to him for JR having Asher attack him.
JR and Asher met at ConFusion. Asher accused JR of only wanting to use him to get to Caleb. Annie entered and told JR that she had his support where the custody battle was concerned. She asked JR to skip her party; he agreed. JR met with a divorce lawyer, only to learn that Marissa had already retained him.
Brot and Natalia discussed their imminent date at the police station. They covered up the nature of their conversation in front of Jesse. Brot wasn't happy with hiding it from Jesse. Elsewhere at the prison, Greenlee denied to Ryan that she was hiding something from him. He insisted on being present at her hearing but she told him to leave. Greens was cuffed and taken down to her cell by Brot. Once alone, Greenlee's claustrophobia began to get to her and she had a panic attack. Ryan showed up to help her through it.
In the park, AJ told Marissa that he'd been teased by a schoolmate about how everyone in his family gets divorced. Marissa comforted him. AJ ran up to greet an arriving Asher; Marissa sent AJ off to play, then confronted Asher about his assault on Caleb. Caleb showed up and Marissa left with AJ. Caleb and Asher had words. Marissa went back to the mansion, where she and Annie bickered over Marissa's custody bid. When AJ overheard them, both women felt guilty. Marissa and AJ left; JR freaked out about his soon-to-be-ex-wife to Annie. Marissa went to Wildwind, where she thanked Asher for recommending her new lawyer. Caleb told her that they had both passed the bar. JR showed up, demanding to see AJ; Caleb blocked his entrance. JR reported that he had lured Marissa's attorney back to his side. Caleb said that he would represent Marissa. Back at the mansion, Scott and Annie said good-bye as he left for Europe.
Brot and Natalia commenced their picnic date. Krystal stumbled upon them and Nat was bummed to have been discovered and she and Brot ended up in an argument. He kissed her suddenly.