11/09/2006 JR Makes An Exit

"Erica and Bianca block the door, keeping JR from exiting. He makes a hasty decision to make his own escape route by throwing himself through the window. Bianca rushes over to find out if he is okay and panics at what she sees – JR, bloody and unconscious on the ground several stories below. As Bianca grabs the phone and makes a call to the emergency medical service, Erica calmly walks over to the window. In doing so, she sees her son approach JR's lifeless body, attempting to ascertain what happened. He leans close to JR's body and discovers that he is still breathing. Up in the room, Bianca continues to give the dispatcher information as Erica runs out of the room. She reaches the alley in record time, and she and her son share an unexplainable look. She then tells him that she and Bianca found JR is Josh's room, drunk, and ready to hurt Josh. She tells him that Bianca wouldn't let him out of the room to do that, so he jumped. Josh tells her that with the rate of bleeding, JR was in need of fast medical attention. Erica tells him that Bianca called 911, but Josh admits he isn't sure JR will last long enough for them to arrive. They exchange another look, and then the doctor in Josh launches into action. Bianca shows up moments later, and joins her mother in watching Josh try to save JR's life. Bianca asks if there is anything they can do to help and Josh quickly asks her to hand him a stick to use. The EMTs arrive then and try to call Josh off so they can work on JR, and Josh loudly declares that they will not take JR anywhere until he is done with him. He informs them that JR is bleeding out and that he will not make it to the hospital if they don't stabilize him where they are. One EMT tells him that they are not authorized to do surgery, but Josh tells them that he is a doctor, and starts to bark out orders that will help him repair some of the damage. Josh finishes his procedure, and notes that JR should be okay long enough to get to the hospital. He gives the EMTs instructions on how to call the situation in and what they should tell them to have ready when they get to the hospital. As they get JR prepped for transport, Erica gives Josh his jacket back and suggests that he go up to his room and get cleaned up. Josh walks off without so much as a word, and Bianca tells Erica that she should just let him go. They watch the EMTs take JR to the ambulance, and Bianca speculates what would happen if JR died. Then, a second set of sirens approach and two officers get out of the car and inform the Kane women that they need to ask questions about the accident.

Babe asks Adam if he had managed to find JR, but Adam admits that after looking everywhere that he could think of, his son was nowhere to be found. He then asks how JR could have found out about her affair, and Babe admits that she told him. He berates her for doing so, saying that she effectively destroyed JR. Babe insists that she had to admit what she had done since Josh had started the ball rolling by saying as much to JR. She goes on to say that when JR asked her directly, she couldn't lie. Adam laughs dryly, mocking her for choosing this one time to believe that she couldn't lie to her husband. He reminds her that she hooked him with a lie, and tells her that she has kept him that way by continually feeding him lies. He runs down her laundry list of untruths that she has used since meeting JR on the pier in San Diego and blasts her for all of the damage that she has done. He tells her that he believes she had a plan – to set JR up to do something crazy so that she could take their son and JR's money and live happily ever after with Josh. Babe denies it, and tells him that what he believes doesn't matter since they can't find JR. Adam doesn't want to let it go but Jeff unexpectedly appears on the roof with them and demands that Adam back off. Babe tells Jeff that she can take care of herself but her words don't stop Adam and Jeff from going at each other. Adam is beyond angry that Jeff's son was stupid enough to sleep with JR's wife, and Jeff is worried about JR and his desire to take Josh down for what he did. Their voices escalate and the two men almost come to blows. Babe steps in between then and tells them that there is more than enough trouble without them fighting. Jeff takes a step back and asks if she had seen Josh. She tells him that Josh was here earlier but that she doesn't know where he is now. Adam is set to launch into a whole new tirade when Josh shows up, his shirt still covered in blood. Jeff immediately asks if the blood belongs to his son, but Josh quickly admits that the blood is JR's. Adam launches himself at Josh, demanding to know what happened. Josh informs everyone about JR being drunk, almost attacking Bianca, and throwing himself out the window. He then tells them that JR is still alive but barely, and is probably at PVH. Adam takes off, and Jeff quietly tells him that if he needs anything, to call. He leaves as well, and Josh blocks Babe's way. He tells her that JR's actions should demonstrate clearly why he thought he needed to tell JR about their affair. He wants Babe to see JR for the dangerous person that he is but Babe rejects the notion, tearily running out the door.

Annie wakes Ryan up suddenly, and tells him that it just hit her that Emma could be Tad's child. She is certain that she gave birth to Emma, but since she conceived her daughter through an anonymous sperm donor, anything is possible. Ryan tells her that he can't envision Tad ever walking into a sperm bank and donating, and then admits that he did the very same thing once upon a time – for money. Annie finds the tale amusing, and Ryan tells her that there are many things he did to keep the money flowing. Just then, he sees Emma standing along the wall, and when he points it out, Annie snatches her little girl into her arms. She asks why Emma is out of bed and Emma tells her that she got scared when she saw that her Mommy wasn't there, and that she wanted to make sure they never got separated again. They take her back up to bed and read her a story until she falls asleep again. When they come back down, Ryan chats about the story they read but soon notices that Annie is distracted. He asks what is on her mind, and she tells him that knowing the kinds of things that Greg was capable of, and knowing how overwhelming the experience of giving birth was, she had to think about the possibility that Emma is actually Kate. Ryan tells her to leave the monsters in the story book, but Annie tells him that she needs to consider every possible option – including the one where her baby didn't make it and Greg pulled a switch, giving her Tad and Dixie's daughter instead. Ryan tries to assure her that Emma is hers simply because she knew details of the birth that she wouldn't know otherwise, and the nurse at the hearing backed her up. Annie tells him that the waiting is making her crazy and is sending her head to all sorts of places. Ryan offers to take her on a ride by reading her a story from the same book that they read to Emma. She takes him up on his offer, and he reads to her until he thinks she is asleep. He tries to prematurely end the story but she wakes up when his voice stops and challenges him on an aspect of the book. They are both certain that they are correct, so they make a bet and go to look it up on the internet. They find out that Annie is correct and Ryan makes good on his bet. They then see that there is another notation under the word they looked up, which is a case where the mother carries two types of DNA and may not initially match the DNA of her children. Annie's face registers her shock as Ryan reads the case listed with the definition.

Tad plays a card game at the casino, citing 100-1 odds that Emma is really Kate. Overhearing the suspicion, Zach notes aloud that those kinds of odds are definitely high-stake. Zach takes over for the dealer, and inadvertently becomes Tad's sounding board. As Zach deals the next round of cards, Tad tells him that in 12.5 hours, they will find out if Emma is really Kate. Zach stays silent on that issue, simply asking if Tad would like another card. Tad looks at his cards and finds that he has 21. He flips over the cards and Zach tells him that perhaps his luck is changing. Tad gets another 21, and blames it not on luck but on Zach dealing from the bottom of the deck. Zach tells him that you can't wait for luck to happen – you have to create it yourself. Tad tells him that things didn't work out so well for him the last time he tried to do that. Zach tells him that some time ago, he believed that Tad was only a self-righteous jerk, nothing more. Tad tells him the label doesn't apply anymore, and then agrees to another hand. He goes on to admit that Dixie promised not to sue for custody even if the tests come back positive. Zach points out that Tad doesn't seem happy about the decision and Tad tells him that he didn't get a vote when Kate was born – but he does now. Zach commiserates with him briefly, saying that he also had a right to his child but his father saw to it that his choice was taken away. Tad asks if Zach agrees with him about fighting for custody, but Zach denies it – saying that he isn't an expert on kids or family. They play additional hands and Tad's winning streak continues, honestly this time. Zach mentions that Tad is beating the odds and Tad tells him all he needs to do is repeat that feat when the test results come in.

In a nightmare, Dixie is awakened by a child's giggling. She calls out, using both Emma and Kate to get the child's attention. The laughter continues for a moment and then begins to fade. She panics, pleading with the child not to leave her. That fear causes her to actually wake with a start, and she looks around frantically trying to determine what's actually real. She calls her sister over, and Di shows up a short time later. Di doesn't know if it would be helpful, but she asks Dixie to tell her about the dream. Dixie does just that, and while doing so, realizes that the specifics of the dream could be used to describe Greg Madden's coffin. Di advises her not to let Greg continue to torture her now that he is dead. Dixie fills her sister in, saying that the entire time that she was searching for Kate, she was shut down to the point that she let everyone think that both she and her daughter were dead. When she arrived in Pine Valley and had to tell Tad that they were both alive, but that she didn't have their daughter because she chose to give her away instead of giving her to Tad, she believes that she broke him. She wonders aloud if her actions were enough to drive Tad to torture Greg. Stunned at the revelation, Di attempts to reject it, saying that the Tad that she loved couldn't have been responsible for Madden's death. Dixie tells her that it is true, and Di asks if Tad admitted it directly. Dixie confirms as much, and then says that she didn't know what to do when he did. She wanted to run away and pretend that she didn't know that a man that good could be pushed so far. She laments that she did nothing, and notes that Greg still tortures her. Di reminds her that Greg is dead, but Dixie tells her that every night she hears his voice in her head, telling her that she will never get her daughter back. Di tells her that everyone makes mistakes and that just because she didn't do something different to keep Tad from killing Madden does not mean that she is in for a lifetime of karmic paybacks. Dixie relents a bit and then admits that at least she did something right by saying that she wouldn't fight Annie for custody if Emma is really Kate. Taken aback once again, Di insists that Dixie work something out with Annie because it isn't fair that Dixie spend all of this time searching and sacrificing to not have her daughter in her life. They talk a little bit longer and then Dixie vents her frustration about the length of time it takes for DNA tests. Di suggests that Dixie try to make her mind stop racing and although she initially resists, Di is eventually able to convince her to try to sleep.

The medical team arrives at the ER with JR on a gurney and gives the crash team his stats quickly before they take him into a cubicle and prep his for surgery.

Back at the Valley Inn, Bianca tells one of the officers that she didn't think JR realized how high up they were, and that before she realized it, he ran for the French doors and threw himself through. He thanks her, and Erica, having finished with the other officer at the same time, comes over to check on her youngest child. Bianca beats up on herself for not simply letting JR go. Erica tells her to stop blaming herself, instead noting that JR mixed with alcohol is never a good thing, and that it is the only reason he did what he did. Bianca recounts part of their conversation that they had before Erica showed up, and notes that his mood swings and irrationality should have been enough to tell her that she should have let him go. Erica reminds her that JR pushing her off the balcony in Florida and toppling the construction materials on to Kendall and Spike were instances where fault was to be had. She tells Bianca that if she hadn't prevented him from leaving the window, he would have gone after Josh and done something as bad, if not worse. She says decidedly that JR will not harm anyone in their family again. In somewhat of a haze, Bianca tells her mother that she has to go to the hospital to see how he is doing. Erica tells her that she should let it go because dealing with JR has to end somewhere. This doesn't really register with Bianca, and she wanders off to make her intentions reality.

Adam arrives at the hospital a short time later and gives his unconscious son a pep talk before he goes into surgery. Julia helps to keep the exchange brief by reminding him that JR needs to get into the operating room as soon as possible. She walks with the medical team out into the hall where she runs into Bianca. Bianca asks if JR will make it but Julia is unable to make that call. She tells Bianca that he will be in surgery for several hours and then takes her leave. Babe arrives just then and when Bianca turns around and sees her, she passes the news of the surgery on. Adam joins them in the hall and blames JR's injury on Bianca – then asking what she did to him. Bianca asserts that she didn't push JR through the window and tells him that she believes JR was too drunk to realize what was actually going on. Adam walks off, and Babe asks if Bianca is okay. She admits that she isn't great, and that JR charging at the window and the sounds of the glass breaking and his body hitting the ground was almost too much to take.

Di tells wishes her sister good night, turns off the light and leaves the room. Seconds later, the phone rings and she finds Adam on the other end, telling her that JR had been in an accident.

Babe finds Julia and asks if she can give any more truthful details about JR's prognosis. Julia obliges, saying that while JR was stabilized before he went into the OR, he did lose a lot of blood and she isn't sure if he will make it or not.

Back at the accident site, Jeff finds Erica still there amongst the debris. When she spots him, she tells him that it could have been Josh that went through the window and that they could have lost their son again. Understanding her feelings, Jeff says nothing and simply wraps his arms around her.

Still on top of the roof of Fusion, Josh mentally revisits Babe confessing her love for him, him telling JR the truth about the affair, Babe lashing out at him for not keeping their secret, and Erica recounting JR's intentions."

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