04/21/2004 Tad Asks Joe To Do A Paternity Test

"Kendall and Ryan continued their discussion at the hospital. Kendall expressed her doom and gloom outlook on life while Ryan was quite a bit more optimistic. She described her nightmare of falling and falling. Ryan reminded her that he gave her pointers on how to banish bad dreams. Kendall said Bianca is in a nightmare and wondered how to help her. She said she should go check on Bianca. Ryan told her to give his love to Bianca, he was going home but would come back tomorrow. Kendall said she would never be able to thank him enough for what he had done today, she was forever in his debt. Ryan smiled at her and said all debts were paid in full and walked away.

Adam stared at Bess in the nursery and an orderly brought over a comfortable chair for him. Adam got a blanket and another chair and prepared to sleep in front of the nursery. Krystal showed up and Adam told her he was going to watch everyone who went in and out of the nursery. He was going to protect Bess. Krystal said they were finally on the same side, "No one is going to take that baby away from our kids." Adam sat up and asked if there was something he should be worried about. Krystal told him not to look for trouble. They watched as a nurse wrapped Bess tightly in a blanket. Adam rapped on the window and told the nurse not to bind her so tightly. The nurse said Mrs. Chandler told her to and that it was good for the baby. Krystal explained how babies liked to be swaddled, it made them feel safe. She asked Adam what it would take for him to admit he was wrong about Babe. Adam told her to go get a new tattoo. Krystal said they were the same, they'd do anything for their kids. Krystal walked away while Adam watched the baby.

Tad told Joe about his theory on who the baby really belonged to. Joe asked if Tad had any proof and Tad said no, "But you do! You have all the blood types!" Joe said there were no grounds to research this further. Tad told him to do it and "prove me wrong." Tad said Bianca deserved to know if that baby was hers. Joe finally agreed and sat down at the computer. After checking all the blood types he said they were inconclusive, there was no proof either way. Tad said Bianca could be Bess's mother and they were back to where they started and needed to run a DNA test. Joe said absolutely not. Tad said they owed it to that baby to make sure she was in the right home. Joe told Tad to tell everyone involved and have them ask for the test. Tad refused and said the more time that goes by the more damage is done to those they love. A knock on the door brought Krystal in the office. She asked if there was anything going on that she should know about. Tad said they were just gushing over JR being a father and what a beautiful baby Bess was. Krystal said she took after her mama and "Have you ever seen a mama more in love with her baby than Babe?" She went on a bit and Joe said he had to leave for "late rounds" and looked at Tad. After he was gone Krystal accused Tad of telling Joe about his theory. Tad stepped around that and got a hidden bottle of booze out. He asked Krystal to toast their kids and the baby. Krystal thanked Tad for standing with her on this.

In Babe's room JR was stunned when he was told that Babe wanted Bianca to be Bess's godmother. He was even less thrilled when Babe said she wanted to change Bess's middle name to Miranda. Bianca could see JR was upset and said it made sense that he wouldn't want "a crazy woman" around the baby. JR said Bianca wasn't crazy but didn't go any further. Babe still insisted that Bianca be the godmother and JR told her it was late and they should sleep on it. Bianca agreed and said she'd go back to her room. JR insisted on getting a nurse to walk Bianca back to her room and Babe gave her a hug goodbye. When she was gone Babe asked what JR's problem was. He admitted that he was worried about Bianca trying to get Bess again. Babe said he was crazy but JR said she was the crazy one for wanted Bianca in Bess's life at all. They argued about it and JR said Babe just had a big heart and was setting herself up to be hurt. Babe replied that this was what Bianca needed and it felt right to her. She said in a way she felt like she lost a baby that night too. A nurse came in and said she needed to get blood from Babe. Outside Joe Martin looked on. In the nursery a nurse took blood from baby Bess. After the nurse left JR promised to think about having Bianca be Bess's godmother and told Babe it was time for sleep. She wanted to see Bess first so he brought the baby to her. They cuddled their daughter as Krystal and Adam watched through the window.

Joe and Tad met in Joe's office. Joe said they got the blood samples from Bess and Babe and the results will be back tomorrow. He said all they could do now was pray. Tad asked "But what do we pray for?"

Jack walked into his apartment and found Derek trying to arrest Reggie. He demanded an explanation and everyone began to talk at once. Reggie said he only hid Danielle because she said she was being abused at home, which started a huge uproar between Danielle, Derek and Livvie. Greenlee pulled Danielle to the side and told her to tell the truth or she'd press theft charges. Danielle stepped forward and said she purposely got them locked in the music store, but claimed she was trying to hide from some thugs who had been hitting on her. Derek believed her but was still going to arrest Reggie. Danielle said Reggie was a complete gentleman and nothing happened between them. Derek took the cuffs off but ordered Reggie to stay away from his daughter. Reggie said he never wanted to see Danielle again. Danielle apologized to Jack and they left. Greenlee, Reggie and Jack sat down. Jack was thrilled to find them sticking up for each other. Reggie said Danielle played him, then asked if Jack had seen Bianca yet. Jack said she and the baby were both back at the hospital. Jack asked Greenlee why she let this thing with Reggie and Danielle go on so long. Greenlee said she didn't have much experience with this sibling thing but she wanted to help him. She kissed Jack on the cheek, and told him to give Reggie the birds and bees talk and left. Jack and Reggie talked about Danielle.

Kendall and Bianca talked as Bianca got settled back into her hospital bed. Bianca said she hoped the feeling that Bess was really Miranda would go away but it hadn't. Kendall promised it would get better. Bianca asked "What if it doesn't? I've got to get this figured out." Kendall vowed that they would bring in the best doctors they could find to help her work through her loss. Out in the hallway Greenlee arrived with a gigantic fruit basket for Bianca as Ryan walked by. They stopped outside Bianca's window and Greenlee asked if the basket was too big. Ryan said it was just what Bianca needed. Greenlee said she was trying to be a part of the family and that even Kendall was going to give her a shot. Ryan was impressed. Greenlee said she realized now she belonged in Pine Valley and Ryan was glad to hear it. Bianca looked up and said she saw Ryan in the hall. Kendall said it couldn't be Ryan because he said he was going home. She walked to the window and saw Ryan and Greenlee laughing and talking. She turned back to Bianca who said Ryan was her guardian angel and he came through again for her. Kendall said sarcastically "That's Ryan, always true to form.""

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