02/08/2007 Ryan Threatens Kendall

"JR settles in with his son and tries to tell him that the best lesson he could ever learn is to never trust women. The conversation is interrupted when Krystal and Adam join them, mildly arguing about something Adam had done. When JR inquires, Krystal tells him that his father set up a trust fund for baby Charlotte. Knowing the truth, JR cryptically notes that nothing is too good for Adam Chandler's child. JR tells his father that he thinks that trust funds and will changes are premature at this juncture, and Adam assures him that both JR and his sister are well taken care of. He notes that this new fund is a way of welcoming their newest family member into the fold.

Ignoring questions about Jack, Erica announces to her two younger children that they need to stop fighting about JR and Babe and get ready to go on a family cruise. Both Bianca and Josh are stunned, but before they can protest, Erica insists that there is no room to argue, because this is the only way to save both Bianca and Kendall's lives. After listening to Erica go on for a few more moments about how great of an idea this is, Bianca realizes the truth beneath it all. She informs her brother that Erica must have already pitched the idea to Kendall, who turned her down and sent her to convince them. Apparently, Bianca deduces, Erica thinks that all of her children need saving from their own lives, as well as the Satin Slayer.

Kendall shows up at the condo and demands to know where her son is. Annie tells her that he is in another room, sleeping, and asks what Kendall meant when she said that she came for him. Kendall tells her that as his mother, she is able to take him at will. She pushes past Annie and comes face to face with Emma, who informs Kendall that because Ryan is her father and Spike is her brother, that means he has to stay with them. Annie quickly sends her daughter off to color, and Kendall barely waits for the little girl to exit the room before berating Annie for not waiting to tell Emma about her true paternity. Annie ignores the commentary and says that she needs to call Ryan so that he is aware of her plan to take their son back. Kendall tells her that she shouldn't bother because she plans on taking Spike no matter what. Then, Annie asks Kendall if there is someone still out there that wants her dead. Annie tries to convince her that taking Spike is a bad idea, but Kendall is sure that the police have the guy responsible. She admits, however, that on the off chance that Jenkins' is innocent, the casino has enough protection to keep them both safe. She tells Annie she will send for Spike's things, and takes off, leaving a flustered Annie in her wake.

Jenkins clarifies that if anyone killed Amelia, it had to be Alexander Cambias Sr. This sends Zach into a rage, and after smashing the chairs and the shoving the table out of the way, he goes for Jenkins' throat. Jack and Derek rush into the interrogation room and pull Slater off of their suspect. Infuriated, both men tell Zach that his outburst is exactly why they didn't want him questioning Jenkins in the first place. As Jenkins watches wide-eyed from the other side of the room, Zach is commanded to leave with a warning that they would come after him if he jeopardized the case in any way.

Ryan stops the elevator and double checks to make sure that he and Tad are on the same page. Tad tells him that since Jenkins didn't seem to know what V-TACH was and didn't have any ribbons or gardenias on him when they nailed him, the chances are that the killer is still roaming the town freely. Since Ryan is the only one the killer has gotten in contact with, he needs to be the one to reach back. Revealing a hunch that Fusion is still bugged even though the place has been deserted, the men agree to have a conversation in the office that might convince the killer to tip his hand a bit. They open the doors to the main office, and they talk about how Zach thinks the killings are all about him, and how it might be best for everyone involved if they just got Zach out of the way for good. Tad notes that it might be better to convince the guy to leave town than anything else more permanent, but Ryan says that since they have all talked about getting Zach out of their lives for years, if something were to happen to Zach, he wouldn't lift a finger to help him. Tad asks why Ryan brought him to the offices to have this conversation and Ryan assures him it was for privacy's sake. He asks the oldest Lavery what he expects Tad to do with the information, and Ryan tells him he had hoped for some assistance. Given the current climate of Pine Valley, Ryan notes that if Zach were to have some sort of accident, the Slayer would certainly get blamed and no more innocent lives would be taken. Tad admits that he is more than uncomfortable with the level to which Ryan has taken this vendetta, and says that he is going to forget that they ever had the conversation. They silently signal to each other that they hope the conversation flushes the Slayer out of hiding, and Ryan leaves the office while Tad stays behind, and waits. As he does, he pulls out a framed picture of Simone and remembers when they first met. After a brief stroll down memory lane, he eyes a gun laying on the table with a renewed sense of vengeance. Moments later, as Tad paces the floor, a fax comes through. Tad grabs the paper and finds another note to Ryan from the killer, requesting that they meet up at the pump house at nightfall.

Babe talks to a homeless person and tells them of a great restaurant where they can get in out of the cold. As she searches her purse for some cash, the "homeless person" brandishes a needle from behind the junk piled in their cart. Just then, Zoë and her guard return with drinks and save Babe from her certain fate. The vagrant puts the needle back in its coat pocket, takes the money Babe offers and leaves. The guard, who had been informed of her separation from her previous bodyguard, warns her that she can't be too careful. He offers to get in touch with a friend of his that moonlights as a guard and, when she agrees, he steps away to make the call. Once alone again, Zoë insists that there has to be something that they can use to get JR to back down. She asks if it is about Babe's affair with Josh but the younger Mrs. Chandler denies that, saying that practically everyone knows about it. She assures Zoë that JR has something much meaner to use, and that she needs to decide what to do without her mother knowing about it, since she would give up everything she has to make sure that Babe and her son stay together. Zoë asks if the secret JR is holding over her had has anything to do with their friendship and, seeing an out, Babe relates the news that JR saw them sleeping in bed together, and took a picture. Upset that an innocent situation could be used to void her parental rights, Zoë apologizes profusely. Babe won't hear of it, and Zoë tells her that there has to be something that they can find to use against him. Just then, a bulb fairly appears above her head and she said that if there are no secrets, they would just have to create a situation that JR would want to keep under wraps. In hushed tones, Zoë tells her best girlfriend her plan, and although Babe is thoroughly amused by it, she tells Zoë that she needn't humiliate herself. Zoë assures her that it's the least she can do for the one person who stuck by her side when everyone else was content to see her as guilty.

Zach returns to the casino and hears a conversation he had with his father soon after his mother's death, wherein his father admitted that they would both grieve equally for Amelia, and noted that he would never leave his oldest son, nor let him forget his mother. Soon after, Kendall returns with her son in her arms, and she tells Zach that Spike will be staying with them. Clearly not happy, Zach demands that she take her son back to Ryan's place immediately. Kendall tells her husband that because the cops have Jenkins, she believes it's safe for Spike to be with her, especially since all Annie is doing is using her son to get closer to Ryan. Zach, knowing his wife better than just about anyone, asks if she is willing to endanger her son just because she is jealous of Annie. She begs Zach to tell her what happened that made him change his mind about Jenkins being the guilty person. Zach admits that he pushed every button he could think of, including telling Jenkins that he was responsible for killing his own mother, and nothing happened. All he saw was his mother's lover still so in love with her that he wants to take care of her son. Kendall tells him that she doesn't care, and that he can quadruple the security and have 100 men follow her - she will not let anyone else take care of her son.

Ryan returns home, and immediately relieved, Annie tries to inform her part-time beau about what happened when Kendall came by. Before she can, Emma rushes into the living room, calls Ryan Daddy and then tells him that her brother is gone. Annie sends her away again, and then tells Ryan that Kane women had been in their home all day. Annie gives him the rundown of her encounters with Erica and Kendall, and Ryan surmises that Kendall was exercising her legal right to be a horse's ass. Annie apologizes, noting that this uproar is the last thing he needed, but Ryan tells her not to worry. He grabs his coat, says that he is going to take care of Kendall, and heads out the door.

A short time later, Krystal and Adam stretch out on the couch and indulge in an over the top cute make out session, which pretty thoroughly grosses JR out. He asks them to take it somewhere else, and Krystal starts to comply but Adam tells her they can't move until he gives her one more surprise. JR can barely take their open love fest and is saved by the bell when his cell phone rings. He finds Babe on the other end, asking if they can meet up since she has now come to her senses. He tells her that she can come to the house, but she requests somewhere more private, like his office - and he readily agrees. He hangs up the phone and informs his father and stepmother that they will indeed have the house to themselves. Worried because JR won't have a nurse with him, Adam rushes to instruct the driver to put JR's wheelchair in the car. With Adam gone, Krystal tells JR how glad she is about his speedy recovery. JR tries to blow it off by insisting that he wouldn't be in the office all day. Krystal plows on, saying that she has been quite impressed with him lately, and thinks that he has a real shot at being happy with Babe. Because of that, she knows that Little A will never have to be without one of his parents. Knowing what he intended to do, JR comes across as less than enthused by all of the praise.

Adam returns to his wife in the living room, and reveals that his surprise is a private birthing coach. Krystal notes that the sentiment was sweet, but that she really didn't need it. The coach tries to get them to focus but Krystal can't get into it. She tells them that she had to do little more than sing 99 Bottles of Beer to birth Babe, and the coach tells her that not all births are alike. She goes on to note that geriatric births can pose additional problems. At that, Krystal, offended at being called old, demands that Adam get the coach out of their house.

Bianca tells her mother that if all she has to do is meddle in their lives because she knows what is "best", then she can just leave. Instead, Erica tells them what she is seeing now, which can definitely land in the category of worst - one daughter is a murderer's target, her son is in love with another target, and her other daughter is in love with a rock star who is a murder suspect. Josh helpfully offers that Bianca needs to stop denying that she is into Zoë, and Bianca notes that the only reason she spends a lot of time with the musician is because Josh invited her to stay in the building. Erica is mortified at those living circumstances and asks if Jack signed off on the additional tenant. Bianca notes that Erica shouldn't care because she and Jack are no longer together. Before Erica can answer or the fight can continue, Zoë bursts into the apartment and slams the door shut. Josh rushes over to find out if Babe is okay and if she asked for him. Zoë tells him that his beloved is fine but indeed, she needs no man to get through life. She then turns to Erica and despite all of her wishes, gushes over La Kane as any fan would. She notes that she would love to talk at length but has something pressing to attend to. Erica, somewhat flattered and a bit floored, indicates that she understands and then watches the singer flit away. She then rushes nearer to her children and says that perhaps she judged too quickly. She suggests they all step back and examine the fact that Bianca is attracted to a man. Immediately irate, Bianca suggests that he mother stop before she causes her youngest daughter to lash out in a way that she would not be responsible for. Erica keeps pushing and Bianca notes that she will lose all control if Erica suggests that any attraction she has to Zoë means that she isn't gay. Erica quickly states that she would never say something like that, but would like to make one suggestion before Zoë runs off to get her surgery. Erica tries to make it clear that she accepts Bianca as a gay woman, and Josh tells her that is a good start. Bianca quickly notes that their mother will surely ruin it, and that she does - by noting that she has heard there are many people that happily go both ways. Bianca tells her mother to say what she really wants: for Zoë to turn back into Zarf, and for Zarf to make Bianca straight. Erica tries to right her wrongs by saying that when Bianca goes out with Zoë, they won't see two lesbians. Before she can dig herself in deeper, Zoë comes out dressed in decidedly female attire, shocking Erica. She tells everyone that she is on a mission, and assures Josh that everything is under control. Bianca questions if Zoë is ready to go out into the world as a woman, and Zoë notes that she is ready to accept the challenge. She leaves, and Bianca notes that the woman that left is the woman she had been telling her mother she likes. Erica finally gives up, deciding that all of her children make stupid moves despite her best attempts at helping them to avoid the pitfalls in life. Josh uses Erica's own life as an example and tells her that he never once told her to not be with Jeff or told her that the person she cares about is a total zero, and the reason why is because it's none of his business. He goes on to tell her that if Babe's marriage implodes, he will do everything to make her his again. If that happens, and they end up married, he tells his mother that he will expect her to suck it and be nice to her. Erica tells him that while she will do everything she can to stay in his life, she will never take orders from her children. She walks out, and Bianca admits that the last thing Erica said was probably correct. Josh doesn't care and grabs his jacket. Bianca asks if he is planning on tracking down Babe and her brother notes that Babe and Zoë are probably getting into trouble and that can't be any kind of good.

JR arrives at his office and finds his soon-to-be ex-wife inside. She tells him that for the record, she hadn't been cheating on him and really did want things to work between them. JR ignores her words and says that they need to get down to business. Babe goes on to say that she is through begging for another chance, because a man that would use an unborn child and their son as a weapon is a man that she can't love. She asks that he consider joint custody since being apart from either of them would hurt their son, but JR tells her that she is caught between a rock and a hard place and he is under no obligation to negotiate anything with her. JR stages a mock scene in which he explains away all of his bad actions of the past to an imaginary court and how he really loved his wife and didn't mean to hurt anyone. Babe calls him out on his lies, but JR is unmoved. She admits that she knows he wants to hurt her and Krystal for the wrong that they have done, but pleads with him to keep the secret so that he can spare Adam's feelings. JR tells her that she needs to give it up - all she has to do is give him what he wants and no one will get hurt. Bitter and angry, Babe looks JR in the eye and tells him that she will give him one more chance to do the right thing before he seriously ends up regretting it. She asks if there is anything she can offer to get him to change his mind, and JR tells her no. Just then there is a knock at the door and he tells her to see who it is. Noting that she isn't his secretary, she tells him to get it himself. When he does, Zoë bursts in and lays a kiss on him long enough for Babe to take a picture.

Zach gets a phone call and tells the guards to allow the visitor in. Kendall asks who it is and her husband tells her that Ryan had arrived. The man in question then bursts into the room and tells Kendall that she will give him back their son, or he will take her to court."

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