All My Children Recaps: The week of October 2, 2006 on AMC

Adam was overjoyed when he learned that Krystal was pregnant. Babe admitted that she was in love with both JR and Josh. Lily was released from the hospital and returned home. Sean learned that Jack had been granted guardianship of him. Kendall and Ryan grew closer.
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Monday, October 2, 2006

Adam was ecstatic over Krystal's pregnancy. He believed it was a girl. Colby was not happy about the baby news. Adam and Krystal told Colby she would have a lot to teach her new sibling. Colby joked that she would teach her new sister how to steal cars and crash yachts. Adam and Krystal said Colby was capable of doing great things. Adam also said the new baby would be amazing, just like its mother.

Colby left the room and heard a knock at the door. It was Sean. Colby was worried that Adam would kill him, but Sean walked in anyway. Colby expressed her jealousy and distress over the new baby. Sean said she should be happy because the new baby would take attention off her and allow her more freedom. Sean further explained that he had been born so he could be a marrow donor for his sister. Colby felt bad about the reasons behind Sean's birth.

Sean had to quickly leave because Adam was looking for Colby. Later, Babe and J.R. arrived at home. Babe saw the banner announcing the baby and was very excited. Meanwhile, Colby told J.R. to wise up about Babe. She asserted that Babe and Josh were having an affair. J.R. threatened Colby to stop lying about Babe, or he would send her back to Liza.

Livia was still questioning Tad. Tad said he regretted getting so mad on the stand. Livia would not let it go. She made it seem like Tad was only testifying to get revenge on Dixie. Tad remained adamant that he was telling the truth and that the tape was fake. After Tad got off the stand, Dixie asked how he could do that to her. The judge ordered Dixie to be quiet, and Tad walked out. Jamie and J.R. followed him.

J.R. said Tad's actions were unforgivable. Jamie told J.R. to go easy on Tad. Tad stated that he'd done what he'd had to do. They reentered the courtroom. Livia gave her closing arguments. She attacked Tad's testimony as that of a jealous man seeking revenge. The D.A. rebutted that the physical evidence made it apparent that Zach and Dixie were guilty.

During the closing statements, Dixie, Kendall, Ryan, and Zach all thought about the outcome of the trial. Dixie hoped they would be acquitted so she could look for Kate and have a chance with Zach. Kendall hoped Zach would get off but still doubted his innocence. Ryan also hoped Zach would be found innocent so Kendall's heart would not be broken. Zach wanted to be acquitted so he could fight for Kendall.

The jury left to make their decision. Josh yelled that Zach and Dixie should be found guilty. Zach was taken to his cell. Dixie visited him, and they held hands and smiled. They did not know Kendall was there, too. She saw Zach and Dixie together and left without saying anything.

That night, everyone was at home, waiting anxiously for the verdict. In the morning, everyone received a phone call stating the jury was out. The courtroom was packed when the jury announced their verdict. Zach and Dixie were found not guilty on all charges. Zach and Dixie hugged as Kendall watched.

Zach then took Dixie to Tad's house. She did not want to go, but Zach said to trust him. Tad opened the door, and Zach left them alone. Dixie chastised Tad for his testimony. Tad told Dixie it was time for him to tell the truth. Meanwhile, Kendall was at home, and Zach went to see her. They just looked at each other silently.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Dixie listened incredulously as Tad said that everything he had done, he'd done to protect her, not hurt her. The only reason she hadn't been convicted was that he'd gotten her acquitted. Derek and Summerhill had been convinced they'd had a solid gold witness, but the best lie was always the one that was wrapped in the truth. He was sorry, he knew it hurt, but it was the best he'd been able to come up with. Dixie couldn't believe Zach had been in on it, but Tad noted that one didn't have to like someone to respect them. Dixie thought Tad hated Zach because he thought she and Zach were having an affair, but Tad knew her alibi had been a sham from the get-go, much as she wished it were true. He knew Zach would never cheat on Kendall.

Dixie was stunned that Jamie had been in on it, and Aidan had arranged for the airport security tape that had actually been made the week before, not June 5th; all Kagan had done had been to alter the time stamp. Dixie was angry he'd kept her in the dark to get even, but Tad said no matter how he felt about her, it didn't really compare to how he felt about himself. He couldn't let her be convicted for a crime she hadn't committed. He had killed Greg Madden.

Zach said he wasn't perfect, but he still loved Kendall like crazy and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and Spike. Kendall protested that just because Tad had lied didn't mean Zach was innocent. Zach asked why she couldn't just believe he hadn't killed the guy and let it go. Kendall said because she was his wife and deserved a real answer. It was like there were two Zachs, and she couldn't reconcile the two. Asked why he refused to tell her the truth about the disc, Zach admitted it was because he didn't want her to see who he really was.

Kendall cried she had lost her trust in Zach, but he insisted she'd thrown it away and wondered how much of her thinking was from Ryan. When she insisted she needed the truth or they were through, Zach told her he could go to places so dark, she couldn't even begin to imagine, and she wasn't going to like what he had to say. He told her about his men picking up a signal with a scanning device; he'd listened in, and it had turned out that Madden had been kidnapped by somebody who needed information about Kate.

Kendall was horrified that Zach had known Greg had been buried alive and hadn't done anything to save him; she cried when Zach admitted he hadn't because he hadn't cared. Kendall realized it was about his own father and Ethan. Zach agreed and was only sorry that it wasn't him that had put Madden in that box and left him there to die. He reached for her hand, but Kendall told him not to touch her.

Babe reminded Josh she was married and loved her husband. What had happened between them was a one-time deal, and they couldn't take it any further. Josh insisted that if she really wanted it to end, she was going to have to be the one to do it. She should just tell him it was over. Babe couldn't because she didn't want it to be over.

Dixie exclaimed that it was impossible that Tad had killed Madden. Tad told her about finding Greg about to take off on the jet with a drugged Erica and how he'd had to act fast. He'd known he hadn't been able to kill Madden, but he also hadn't been able to let him go. He'd just had to think up a way to make Madden tell them where their daughter was. The only thing that had made sense in that moment had been to get him off that plane, so Tad had carried him to the cargo storage area and gone back for Erica. He filled her in on taking them to the park and how he'd realized the park was the same park where Ray Gardner had dropped him off when he'd been six years old.

The city had been digging trenches all over the park, putting in a new drainage system, and all he'd had to do had been to choose one. He'd driven to a convenience store, picked up some food and water, stripped a stereo out of the dashboard, rewired the receiver, tore a speaker out of the door, and stopped by a construction site to get a length of pipe, something to use as an air hose. He'd gone home and set up a voice filter, recorded a few choice messages for the good doctor, encouraging him to spill his guts, and then waited for that "pile of crap" to wake up. He'd never meant to kill anybody. All he'd wanted to do had been to break him, and he'd been "so close."

Tad had thought about confessing or running away and then had just decided not to do anything until Dixie had gotten arrested. It was ironic, after everything she'd done, that he was the one that had lost their little girl. He was very sorry. He laid his head in Dixie's lap as he cried.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Babe and Josh were kissing. Josh asked Babe if she loved him, and she said yes. They proceeded to undress each other. Then, Babe stopped and said she had to go home. When Babe got home, she saw Colby in the living room. Colby said Babe looked "like crud." Colby attributed Babe's terrible condition to running back and forth between Josh and J.R.'s beds.

Babe began to yell at Colby for being a brat. Krystal heard it and walked in. Krystal told Babe to let up on Colby and asked Colby to stay out of Babe's business. Colby was mad at Krystal for getting pregnant. Krystal explained that Adam would still love Colby, even after the new baby arrived. Krystal also wanted everyone to get along, like a family. Krystal even expressed her desire to be Colby's friend.

Colby refused Krystal's attempt at a friendship. Colby believed Krystal was only trying to keep her quiet about Babe's affair. Colby left. Babe began to talk trash about Colby, but Krystal stopped her. She asked if Babe had been with Josh again. Babe said she did not want to answer and walked out.

Aidan was talking to Jamie at ConFusion. Jamie thanked Aidan for his help with the airport security guard. Jamie asked if Aidan knew who had really killed Dr. Madden. Aidan warned Jamie to drop it. Di was at the bar, too, and Aidan walked up and kissed her. Di was surprised to see him and asked where he had been. Aidan said he'd been in Ireland and handling some other things, as well.

Di was very annoyed that Aidan had stayed away instead of helping her with Dixie's trial. Aidan said he'd thought about her while he'd been gone. Di was still upset, so Aidan announced that he'd set up a hang-gliding lesson for them that night. Di smiled and gave in, and they left together. Meanwhile, Josh entered ConFusion and sat next to Jamie. Jamie bought Josh a drink. Josh asked if Jamie felt good about lying in court. He also asked if Jamie really knew what had happened to Dr. Madden. Jamie said he would not tell and got up.

Ryan and Erica were outside Kendall's condo and saw that Zach was inside. Erica wanted to go inside, but Ryan told her not to. Erica did not listen and headed for the door, so Ryan picked her up and carried her away. He took her to the New Beginnings office. Erica wanted Ryan to go back and save Kendall from Zach. Ryan stated that Kendall needed to make her own decision. Erica asked if it would kill Ryan if Kendall chose Zach. He said yes, but he would still be a good father and friend to Kendall and Spike. Erica hoped Ryan and Kendall would be reunited.

Kendall was still disturbed that Zach had allowed Dr. Madden to be tortured and killed. She tried to attribute the behavior to his father, Alexander Cambias. She believed Zach was trying to avenge his father's wrongdoings and Ethan's death. Zach told Kendall to stop analyzing him. He said there was no excuse for his behavior and that he was worse than Michael and Alexander Cambias. Kendall said Zach was a good man.

Zach believed Kendall was ignoring the truth because she wanted to save him. He stated that some men did not want to be saved. He also said she was free to go after Ryan, her hero. Kendall was still upset and shocked that Zach had not helped Dr. Madden. She told him to leave, but before he left, she asked if he knew who had killed the doctor. Zach said he knew but would not tell Kendall. Zach left, and Ryan walked into the courtyard. Kendall saw Ryan and yelled out for him.

Tad was still distraught over killing Dr. Madden and the only chance of finding Kate. Tad told Dixie he was more responsible for the loss of Kate than she was. Dixie consoled him and encouraged him to look ahead. Tad said he understood that Dixie had only been trying to protect Kate when she'd given her up. He apologized for judging Dixie so harshly. Tad also asked Dixie if he could be the one to explain things to J.R. Dixie agreed and told Tad that he could trust her.

Dixie promised not to tell anyone about Tad's crime and urged him to look for Kate with her. Tad got up and took out all his files on Kate. He wanted to look for Kate with Dixie. Then, Derek entered. Derek stated that he knew Tad had lied on the stand. Derek still believed Dixie and Zach were guilty, so Derek proceeded to arrest Tad for perjury. Then, Zach entered and asserted that Tad had seen them with Dr. Madden's body.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Erica talked to Jonathan by phone and told him that Jack was on his way home from the hospital with Lily. He asked if it would be all right if he called periodically to check on Lily's progress, and Erica agreed that it would be fine. She heard a sound in the driveway, figured out that the duo had arrived home, and abruptly ended the call. Jack and Lily walked through the door, and Jack immediately told his daughter that everything had been kept the same way since the day she'd left. Erica followed by saying that there were many people that cared about her that would be glad to hear that she was home -- including Jonathan.

At the mention of her ex-husband's name, Lily barked out a verbal rejection. They tried to calm her down again with some tea and suggestions of things that they could do to pass the evening. Sean then showed up, told Lily he was glad she was home, and apologized for his part in her state. He told her that if he had known Terry had been behind everything, he wouldn't have helped her escape the party. He also told her that things would be better for her because Terry was dead, and Jack stopped him there, thinking his nephew had said enough.

Jack offered to take Lily up to her room and get her settled in again, and when they went, it gave Sean and Erica an opportunity to speak. Sean admitted that he was trying his best to keep things low-key around the house so that Lily could be more comfortable, and he informed Erica that he wouldn't be around much longer. Erica assumed that Sean would be going back to live with his mother, but Sean quickly told her that he was enrolling in the local high school and would therefore be out of the house from 8:00 to 3:00 every day. Erica thought that Sean should talk it over with Jack, but Sean noted that going to school would never be an idea that he would think up on his own.

A short time later, Erica stood at the window as Jack wrapped up a call with the autism spectrum disorder specialist in New York. When he was done, Erica asked if he had ever planned to get around to telling her about Sean staying on for the school year. Jack blamed it on the chaos surrounding Lily's hospitalization and tried to apologize. Erica wasn't really interested, instead reminding him that they'd promised not to let their children get in the way of making their marriage the best it could be. Jack remembered then told her that Barbara had called and said that she couldn't deal with Sean anymore. He admitted that he couldn't just leave his nephew to fend for himself in the world.

Erica was taken aback that he could make such a decision on his own and told him that things weren't working. Jack thought she meant their marriage, but she quickly told him that she was referring to their vow. They proceeded to make allowances for themselves because of all the drama that had filtered into their lives since their wedding day. She remarked that although she loved being a mother, it didn't completely define her, and she needed to attend to her business.

Erica mentioned a big ball for New Beginnings, and Jack regretfully reminded her that he would still be in New York with Lily and wouldn't be able to accompany her. Unable to hide her disappointment, she said that she understood then told him she was sure he would understand that she needed to go away on somewhat of a business trip so that she could focus on work that she couldn't do at home. Unsettled, Jack asked where her trip would take her.

In the midst of the Fusion crowd, Josh found Babe and asked if she was ready to give them a chance. He told her that he would go with her to tell J.R. and that her husband would have to deal with the fact that they were in love. Babe tried to remain indifferent, insisting that she had only shown up to check out the people in attendance and the books before making a quick exit, but Josh wouldn't let the love discussion die. Caving slightly, she told him that she was not prepared to talk about things further. She begged Josh to leave her alone so that she could focus on work, and he agreed somewhat flippantly, causing her to break into a smile. She ended up saying that she wanted him to stay and have fun, but she couldn't work when he was providing a very tantalizing distraction.

Josh finally made the decision for Babe, saying that although all he wanted to do was make her smile and see her happy, he would be okay with having to imagine it for the time being. He took his leave, and Amanda filled the other side of the conversation from behind the bar. When Babe turned around, Amanda noticed how torn up Babe was. She asked what J.R. had done that time, and Babe said that her husband had let her fall in love with another man. Amanda demanded details, but Babe tried to escape up to the office instead, citing the need to hide her sheer stupidity.

Before Babe could get away, Jonathan showed up behind Amanda to get something and was very obvious about his flirtation. It only lasted a few seconds before Amanda playfully swatted him away. Intrigued, Babe turned the tables and asked for more information. Amanda quickly said that what Babe had seen was proof that there were other people in the world more stupid about love than she. Amanda admitted that she had fallen in love with Jonathan and that the mind-blowing sex didn't hurt the cause. Babe asked how Amanda could surrender herself to that, knowing that he still loved Lily.

Amanda confessed that his love for Lily was what had made her fall for him in the first place. Babe asked if she would be content settling for a man who loved another, and Amanda said that she'd be okay with that and that if there was the tiniest chance that Jonathan could love her someday, she couldn't walk away. Her admission caused Babe to remember one of the water-soaked kisses she'd shared with Josh on the rooftop, and Amanda was forced to snap her back to reality. Babe finally owned up to the fact that although she was still in love with her husband, she had fallen in love with Josh, as well.

After Amanda delighted in some good-natured jabbing over Babe's rooftop pool romp with Josh, they got serious. Babe told her that although she'd tried not to think about what she'd done, since she was married and it was wrong, she couldn't help fixating on it. Amanda suggested that perhaps it was the amazing sex, but Babe told her that she also loved him because he always opened up to her. Amanda admitted that she couldn't whip up much sympathy for J.R. because of all of the things he had done to both of them, but Babe told her that her heart was literally split down the middle. Amanda remarked that the best thing that J.R. had ever done for Babe, besides helping her make a son, was give her custody papers.

Amanda thought that Babe should sign the divorce papers, take her son, and make the happily ever after with Josh. Babe informed her that J.R. had recently trusted her enough to open up about his feelings, which was what she had been waiting for. She asked how she could walk away from that. Babe admitted that she didn't know how to choose, and Amanda told her that with J.R. having run her over with a car and Josh having framed her for Erica's drugging, she wasn't any real help. She jokingly asked Babe if she had a third choice, and the two took a moment to laugh.

Ryan gazed upon Kendall's tear-stained visage and immediately knew that Zach had caused her pain. Kendall confessed that her best bet would have been to leave well enough alone and just trust Zach, but because she hadn't been able to, she knew more about her husband than she had ever wanted to know. Ryan asked her to spare him the details but did request that she reveal if she knew what had happened the night that Greg had been kidnapped. Kendall admitted as much, saying that the up side was that Zach and Dixie hadn't buried Madden. However, she noted, the down side was that with what he was guilty of, Zach might as well have been holding the shovel.

Ryan and Kendall went back inside, and Kendall lamented over the idea that if she and Zach stayed together, she would be living with and raising a child around a man who was capable of anything. After a pause, she questioned aloud why she was surprised, given that Ryan had revealed Zach as the wizard behind the blackout scheme. Ryan told her that Zach had to have had his reasons for doing things the way that he had. Kendall thought that Ryan was defending her husband, but Ryan reminded her that he, too, had played god with people's lives and that Zach wasn't the only person with the ability to hurt people. He continued by saying that he couldn't be completely angry with Zach over the blackout stunt because if he hadn't done that, Ryan wouldn't be lucky enough to be a parent.

Kendall then decided that she needed to stop dragging Ryan into her mess of a marriage and promised that she would provide a drama-free zone in which they could raise their son. Ryan thanked her for that and went on to note that if things didn't work out with Zach, he was certain of two things: he would not lose sleep over it, and he would not expect that the end of one relationship would automatically mean that theirs would resume. Resigned, Kendall stated that she was nowhere near done with Zach. She immediately reneged on her word and told Ryan that what she wanted to do was take all of the darkness that Zach had revealed to her and just put it in a box so that she could ignore it and go on believing that everything would be okay. She said that the things that Zach had told her made her sick, but when he looked at her, she remembered why he was the man she loved.

Kendall asked Ryan for advice or commentary, but sticking to the promise, he simply told her that Spike would roll over someday soon. She realized what he was doing and noted that she understood that the final decision was hers. Unable to help herself, she went on to note that she wasn't sure that she could live with Zach and his sins -- especially since she couldn't be sure he wouldn't do it again -- but she wasn't sure that she could live without him. Ryan told her that she would figure things out in her own time, kissed his baby boy's cheek, and took his leave. On her own with her son, she told him that he would be a lot smarter than his mom when it came to love.

Kendall was surprised when she heard a knock at the door, and even more so when her son's father burst back in when she opened it. She asked what he was up to, and he told her that at some point during her tirade, his hunger pangs had kicked in. He had decided to go to all of the places that had food that sounded good and brought back something from each. After getting over her pleased shock, the duo started to dig in. When they finished, they promised that someday soon, their son would join them in similar massive eat-a-thons. They reluctantly bid each other good night, and Kendall closed the door.

Zach continued to assert that although he and Dixie had been acquitted, they really were responsible for putting Greg in the ground and ultimately killing him. Derek asked about Zach's motivation in cautious tones, and Zach replied that his latest confession was for Derek's own good. He felt that if the police chief arrested the handcuffed Tad, his career as head of the force would be over. Zach and Dixie then admitted that if Tad were charged with perjury, they would testify that they had indeed killed Greg so that Tad would walk. Tad chimed in that perhaps Derek needed to let it go, since he'd taken such a beating on his last case.

Disgusted, Derek released Tad from his constraints and offered that perhaps they should applaud themselves or pat themselves on the back for a job well done. He went on to say that even if they had gotten away with murder, alone or as a group, they would probably have difficulty getting to sleep at night. He exited the Martin residence, and once Zach closed the door behind him, Zach noted aloud that he would continue to sleep like a baby. He then proceeded to get into a verbal row with Tad, each of them trying to tear the other down.

Dixie stamped out the fires of Zach and Tad's anger quickly, saying that with the trial over, that behavior was the last thing they needed. She sent Zach to the car, saying that she would join him soon. When he left, she thanked Tad for everything he'd done to save her and Zach and for understanding about Kate. He accepted it then closed the door behind her when she left.

Jamie showed up a short time later to check in with his father and, through cryptic language, discovered that Tad was indeed responsible for the death of Greg Madden. Jamie asked what the next step was, and Tad said that though a lot had happened, they all just needed to move on. Jamie noted that it was a lot to deal with, but Tad revealed that he was surviving thus far. Jamie then asked what they should do next, so the father and son relaxed in the living room and took in a documentary. While Tad stared blankly at the screen, Jamie looked over at his father and tried to figure out what was going on in his head.

Back at the casino, Dixie asked Zach if he wanted to go in for a drink. He tried to skip out, citing a long night, but Dixie told him that she had things that she needed to ask him. He accompanied her inside, and she confirmed that Zach had figured out who was really responsible for Greg's demise. She then asked if he was the person who had made the disc of Greg's last words, and Zach confirmed that, too. Painfully, she asked if he was the one who had tried to frame J.R., and much to her relief, he told her no. She then noted that she felt the need to move out of the casino and stand on her own two feet, but he told her there was no reason. She said that she thought she had done enough damage and had hurt Kendall too much, but Zach simply reiterated his belief and exited the scene.

Josh arrived back at his hotel and found his biological father about to enter a room. He hoped aloud that perhaps Jeff was at the Valley Inn because he was checking on a patient or because it was half a mile closer to the hospital. Jeff told his son that he could have made up an excuse but decided that the truth would be a good move from there on out. Jeff said that he had changed hotels because he'd wanted to be closer to his son. Josh thanked him for all of his support throughout the trial and worried that perhaps Jeff had moved closer to make sure that he could take care of his son if Josh had another meltdown and rebuilt a casket.

Jeff assured Josh that he just wanted to be available if Josh ever wanted to visit, have a few beers, and talk. Josh considered it and realized that it couldn't be that bad -- and agreed. They cracked open a few cold ones, and Jeff filled his son in on some of the family members. He stopped with Tad and the comparison between himself and his reckless brother, and Josh told Jeff that his acting out could be summed up in two words: Erica Kane. Jeff laughed and agreed that his marriage to Erica had been quite a ride. Josh then lamented that Jeff was such a standup kind of guy, as he had a question that might be out of Jeff's realm of expertise.

Jeff invited his son to try him out, anyway, and Josh asked what Jeff would do if he ever fell in love with a married woman. Jeff replied that he would have to find out more about the husband -- if he treated her right and gave her what she deserved. If the husband was an ass, Jeff noted, he would have to "fight like hell" to win over the object of his affection. Pleasantly surprised, Josh admitted that Jeff's first piece of fatherly advice had been right on target. After bonding for a little while longer, the two men went their separate ways. Jeff then started to leave his room and found Erica out in the hall, waiting to talk to him.

Josh returned to the club and found Babe. Stunned, she asked him why he'd returned, and he made clear his intentions to fight for her.

Friday, October 6, 2006

Adam continued to pamper a newly pregnant Krystal, but Colby felt sick and went to her room. When Colby went to her room, Sydney was busy trying to pick an outfit for school. Colby confessed that she might be pregnant with Sean's baby, even though they'd used protection. Seeing how upset Colby was, Sydney gave her a hug and started doing Internet research on the effectiveness of condoms. Colby was worried that Adam would send her away if he found out she was pregnant -- not to mention, it would ruin her days of miniskirts, bikinis, and hot guys.

Sydney suggested that Colby take a pregnancy test before going any further. Colby said she was too embarrassed to go buy the test, and Sydney agreed to do it for her. Sydney returned with the test, and Colby hid it behind her back when Adam walked into the room. Adam tried to reassure Colby that even though Krystal was having a child, Colby would always be his little girl.

As Adam and Krystal discussed the future of their child, Adam asked Krystal when the baby had been conceived. They whispered back and forth about when the child had been conceived. Adam realized that the child would be the first child he'd had with a wife who he was happily married to. Adam considered the child a testament to their never-ending love. Krystal told Adam that although she liked his attention, he should be focusing on Colby, who felt she was about lose her father to a new baby.

Colby dropped the directions on the floor and went upstairs. Adam found them and assumed they belonged to Krystal. Krystal told him she'd gone straight to the doctor, so Adam guessed it was Babe's test. When Babe and J.R. entered, Adam asked Babe if she was pregnant. Babe told him she hadn't taken a test, so all eyes were on Colby when she walked into the room.

Jackson found Sean in the living room, lounging around and watching television. Sean suggested he and Jackson hit the clubs and throw down a few beers as a way to distract Jackson from the fact that Erica had left him. When Sean asked Jackson if his actions were the reason Erica had left, Jackson told him no, but blowing up the boat hadn't been helpful, either. Jackson told Sean that his actions proved he needed more rules and stability in his life. He warned Sean to get rid of his attitude, but Sean thought he needed to live his life up while he was young.

Jackson told Sean that if there had been sex at the party, he hoped Sean had had enough sense to use protection. Sean got upset when Jackson broke out the "sex talk," and Sean threatened to walk out. Jackson said that after speaking to Sean's mother, they had decided to appoint Jackson as Sean's guardian. Sean said the guardianship was some type of revenge for blowing up his boat. Jackson said that Sean had been let go most of his life, and it was Jackson's turn to hold him close when no one else would.

Erica was surprised to find out Jeff was living across from her at the hotel. They went to the hotel's restaurant to chat while Erica waited for her room to be made up. Erica told Jeff she was at the hotel to prepare for a huge launch party at New Beginnings because the house was uncomfortable. She told him that Jackson had not gone with her to the hotel because he'd wanted to stay behind and care for Lily. Jeff did not believe Erica's excuses for shacking up at the hotel, so he pondered more about Erica's marriage to Jackson.

Erica told Jeff she loved Jackson and their family, but she'd had a difficult time living with so many people. She had been accustomed to living alone for so long that living with a husband made her feel as though she was losing a part of herself. Erica joked that after ten marriages, she should be an expert. Throughout the years and husbands, Erica said that she was still ambitious and couldn't imagine not being married to Jackson. When Erica's room was ready, she told Jeff she had to plan the party. When Erica told him Jackson would not be escorting her to the party, Jeff offered to take her.

Josh was determined to be with Babe, even if it meant breaking apart her marriage. Babe told Josh that he'd promised not to tell J.R. about their affair, but Josh was silent. When J.R. entered ConFusion, he ran into Amanda, who tried to distract him for Babe. Babe rushed off to be with J.R., but Josh followed behind, exclaiming that Simone had hired him back at Fusion. After Josh walked off, J.R. told Babe she should confront Simone about going against her wishes to fire Josh. Babe said she had gone against Simone by hiring Amanda at ConFusion, so it would not be fair to fight Simone on rehiring Josh.

When J.R. blurted out that Amanda's customer service skills weren't up to par when he was around, Babe reminded him that he had run her over. Jonathan jumped to Amanda's defense when J.R. said Amanda had deserved to get run over. As J.R., Jonathan, and Amanda insulted each other, Babe thanked Josh for not telling J.R. they had slept together. Babe and J.R. left, giving Jonathan a chance to ask Amanda what type of man she would fall in love with. Amanda described her dream man and said she wanted a man like Jonathan. He asked Amanda if their arrangement was interfering in her dating, but Amanda said she was not shopping around for Mr. Right.



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