04/16/2004 Erica Decides To Stay In Vegas

"When Erica sees Bobby, she tries to walk away, but Bobby tells her that Jackson is looking for her and it may help him if she just calls him. Erica retorts that she won't call Jackson because the phone can be traced and the last thing she wants is to be found. Bobby understands that Erica does not want to be found and when he calls her "Ms. Kane" she spits out that she is no longer Erica Kane and to never call her that again. Bobby apologizes and reverts to calling Erica, "Desiree." He offers to comp her stay for as long as she needs. Erica tells him that won't be necessary but Bobby reminds her that credit cards and cell phones can be traced. Still unsure, Bobby hands a pair of dice and tells her to roll on it?if she gets even numbers, she stays and if she gets odd numbers, she goes. When Erica rolls the dice, she gets an even number and agrees to stay at the casino. Bobby hands her the keys to her room, Erica thanks him, and leaves.

As Babe looks at a picture of "Bess," Krystal tells her that she was wrong about Pine Valley. She thought that the town was full of snobs who only looked out for themselves, but she was wrong, because there are so many people helping Babe look for her baby. Babe admits that she is worried she won't recognize her own baby when she is back, but Krystal tells her that is silly. After all, "a mom knows her own child," she says. Tad's thoughts about Paul mixing up the babies pops into Krystal's mind and when Babe asks her what is wrong, Krystal shrugs it off by telling her she is just worried about Bess.

Jamie tells JR that he is nothing like Adam because he is all about helping his family. JR says that although that is true, he wants to call the cops on Bianca to get his daughter back. Jamie tells JR that is normal, but the difference between him and Adam, is that JR is actually looking out for Bianca as well.

Brooke continues to stall Adam and even goes as far as breaking his cell phone and cutting the wires in his car. Adam rushes over to a hospital phone but Brooke grabs him and tells him that he will regret calling the cops on Bianca. She reminds him that Bianca is grieving and she could shatter at any moment. Adam doesn't care -- he continues to only think about himself and not Bianca's state of mind.

As Bianca talks to Greenlee about her love for Miranda, Aidan and Tad show up. Bianca asks them why they are there and they tell her they just wanted to make sure she and the baby were ok. Tad adds that when she left the hospital without any discharge, it really scared her family. Bianca says she is fine and then goes to the kitchen to get a pacifier. Once she is gone, Tad asks Aidan how are they going to tell Bianca that the baby she took is not hers without setting her over the edge. Aidan isn't sure either. Greenlee suggests that they call Kendall because she is the only one who can really get through to Bianca.

As Kendall and Ryan are in the car, driving towards the cabin where Miranda was born, Kendall starts talking about Greenlee's brush with death in the mineshaft. Ryan says that it was wrong for him to accuse Kendall of doing something to Greenlee when she was missing. He really blames himself for almost getting her killed, but Kendall says he found Greenlee, even with a little help from Leo. Kendall gets a call from Tad, who tells her about Bianca. They immediately turn around and head towards Erica's penthouse.

Tad and Aidan leave Bianca in Greenlee's care. Greenlee listens to Bianca tell Miranda about all of her new relatives including Greenlee. Greenlee is honored that Bianca thinks of her as part of the family and admits that she has always wanted a sister. She tells Bianca that she wants to be her sister and is always there for her if she needs her. When Greenlee asks if she can hold Miranda, Bianca defensively tells her no. Realizing her tone of voice, Bianca apologizes and explains that since she has been reunited with Miranda, she wants to hold her all the time. Ryan and Kendall show up. Kendall tells Bianca that she has something important to tell her, but Bianca changes the subject and asks Greenlee to take a picture of them. Greenlee takes the picture and quietly leaves. Ryan follows her outside and Greenlee says that Bianca needs that baby to be Miranda or else it will destroy her. Ryan tries to comfort Greenlee but she pushes him away and tells him he needs to be with Kendall and Bianca. When Ryan goes back inside, Kendall is holding Miranda. Kendall is crying and stunned by Bianca's behavior, but does not have the will to tell her the news. Ryan sits them all down and takes Bianca's hand. He tells Bianca that when bad things happen, you can lose your way and understands why she did what she did. Bianca asks him what exactly it is that she did. Ryan explains that she needed Miranda to be alive and can't accept her baby is gone, so she took Babe's baby from the hospital.

Tad heads to the hospital, where he finds Adam, JR, and Brooke all cuddled inside of Babe's room. He tells them that he found Bess with Bianca at Erica's. When Adam asks if he brought Bess back, Tad says no. Tad explains to them that Bianca is in a fragile state and truly believes that Bess is her daughter. He informs them that Kendall is going to talk to Bianca and asks for them to give her more time. Of course, Adam and JR want to call the police immediately, but Babe begs JR to let Kendall handle the situation. Babe understands that Bianca just needed someone to love and has not come to terms that her baby is gone. She asks JR and everyone to respect her wishes and help Bianca through this tough time. JR agrees and asks for some time alone with his wife. Babe cries openly in front of JR, not only for Bess, but for the pain that Bianca is going through.

Anita questions Maria about when she cheated on Edmund and why she did it. Maria says that she never stopped loving Edmund and she cheated on him out of desperation when Sammie was taken from her. Maria added that she needed to feel something other than the pain that was tearing her up inside. Anita still doesn't understand why Maria did it and Maria admits that she doesn't always understand either. Anita says that she will never cheat on Bobby, but Maria warns her that she doesn't know what her future will hold, so she truly can't say that. Aidan interrupts them and tells them that Bess has been found. Maria gets paged, thanks Aidan, and rushes off. Anita thanks Aidan for finding Bianca, but Aidan explains that it was really Greenlee who found the baby. Anita begins talking about how she should have her license revoked because of her mistake and Aidan says she is not wrong for letting a grieving mother hold a baby. Anita had no idea Bianca would take off with Bess. Anita thanks Aidan for his kind words, but continues to be hard on herself for messing up. Aidan asks Anita if she really wants to leave her job and Anita admits that she doesn't want to leave at all. Aidan tells her she has to fight for herself, if she really doesn't want to go.

Jamie tells Tad that the situation sucks and Tad warns him that this may be just the beginning of things to come. Krystal overhears and confronts Tad about his theory that Bess may be Bianca's baby. Brooke praises Adam for listening to JR and respecting Babe's wishes. They hug and when Mary Smythe gets off the elevator, she sees them embracing. Greenlee show up soon after and asks why her mother is there. Mary says she heard that Bess was kidnapped and wanted to be there to support Adam. Greenlee explains that Bess has been found and Mary notes that Bianca's meltdown began when she decided to have her rapist's baby. Mary even insults Erica's parenting skills and Greenlee retorts that SHE is the last one to talk about bad mothering skills. Greenlee points out that Mary is afraid of being alone without a man, so she stays with Adam, deluding herself into thinking she might be the next Mrs. Adam Chandler. Mary is insulted by Greenlee's comments, but Greenlee doesn't care. She says that when she was with Bianca, she saw a real mother's love in her eyes--a look that Mary never gave her when she was growing up. Greenlee adds that she always wanted to be like her mother growing up, but now, she will get every ounce of Mary out of her. Mary doubts that will happen and says that mother's live inside of their daughters. Not Greenlee -- she says Jackson is her family now and she is done with Mary. With those words, Greenlee walks out, leaving Mary speechless."

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