09/29/2005 Greenlee Pushes Zach & Kendall To Divorce

"Erica arrives at the club where she will be presented with the Treasured Citizen Award from the Chamber of Commerce, and chats briefly with Alfred from the bank. She soon excuses herself and goes across the courtyard to talk with Greg Madden. She demands that he tell her what the latest developments are regarding Greenlee trying to have Ryan's baby, and then delivers a warning: if he doesn't tell her the truth, she will decimate his career during her acceptance speech. Dr. Madden tells Erica that regardless of how often uninvolved family members badger him, he has a legal and moral obligation to keep medical information private. He further notes that when Greenlee and Kendall decide to catch her up to speed on their secrets, if they have any, it will be their decision - not his. Erica tells him that she was merely extending a courtesy to him - and that she will find out the information she is seeking, with or without his assistance. Greg tells her not to threaten him because she knows it will do no good. Before she can cause any more of a disturbance, Alfred returns with the news that the ballroom is filling up and that they might want to go in and claim their seats. Erica agrees that she doesn't want to disappoint her fans, but promises Greg that they will talk later. On her way in, she stops to share a hug with Opal and Myrtle. A short time later, the speeches done and the ceremony over, Erica meets up with her extended family and Alfred in the courtyard once again. She thanks them for being there, especially since Jack and the kids weren't able to. Alfred tells her that they wouldn't be anywhere else, and Erica murmurs and uncomfortable thank you. She then spots Greg again and shoots over to see him, Alfred starts to try to follow her and possibly bring her back, but Myrtle calls to him and lets him know that it is impossible to reign Erica in when she is on a mission.

Over by the bar, Greg tells Erica that she should spend the afternoon celebrating the award she just won - not badgering him for information about her daughters. Erica has decided on a different tack, and tells Greg that while she is supportive of Greenlee pursuing all available avenues so that she can carry Ryan's child to term, she is pressing so hard for information because of Jack. She reminds the good doctor of Jack's severe reservations about a new generation of Laverys, and Greg admits that he remembers well the reaction that Jack had to the idea. Erica goes on to say that she needs to know all of the information about the situation so that she can help Jack adjust. Greg thinks on this a moment, and then admits that she has a point and that he will help. Not knowing exactly what he will do, Erica prematurely rejoices and embraces a surprised Greg. She gushes about his change of heart for a moment, but he quickly corrects her thinking: he won't divulge confidential information, but he will help her with Jack. Erica starts to protest, saying that he doesn't understand - and Greg agrees. He doesn't understand Jack's intolerance, and reminds her that should Greenlee have a child, that child will be a part of Jack's family - and a miracle, regardless of the circumstances.

Palmer arrives at the club and immediately runs into Opal. He tries to get her to leave him alone, but she can't help but rub his face in the fact that it's time for him to write out his next alimony check to her. Opal harasses Palmer by taking his alimony check and pondering aloud the frivolous things she could now buy. Palmer tries to take the check back, but Opal is too quick for him and stashes it in her purse while telling him to leave them alone. Once he is gone, Opal asks Myrtle why men feel they have to control everything - but Myrtle tells Opal that she already knows the answer. She begs Myrtle to tell her anyway, and once she gets an earful, she is quite amused.

Kendall realizes, from the look on his face, that Zach may not have been 100% truthful when she tells him she already had the fertilized eggs implanted. She thinks he is backing out on his promise of unconditional support, but he says that he was merely surprised. Greenlee emerges from Kendall's bedroom and, having overheard the last portion of the conversation, asks if Zach changed his mind. Kendall demands an answer, but Zach questions what would change if he confirms their suspicions. Kendall declares that everything would change because she would drop him without a second thought. Greenlee jumps in and starts to badmouth Zach as if he isn't there, but Zach only lets it continue for a moment. When he stops her, Kendall asks if he really thought that she would bail on her best friend. Zach informs her that her loyalty and courage were never up for debate. Greenlee doesn't buy the line he is selling, and tries to convince Kendall that the best decision she could make would be to get a divorce. She announces that business arrangement or not, Zach will do nothing but get in their way. While she rants, Kendall and Zach just stare into each other's eyes, as if they are incapable of absorbing Greenlee's words. After a few moments, Kendall finally breaks the locked gaze and tells Greenlee that while she hears her words, she just doesn't think that divorce talk is best done in the now. Greenlee is flabbergasted, and as far as she can see, ending their business arrangement would be no more painful than the ties they break at Fusion. Kendall reminds her that she is hormonal, and highly sensitive. Zach breaks in and confirms that there will be no more talk of divorce, and Greenlee removes herself from between them, letting out an exasperated sigh. Zach says that he is over the initial shock, and that he would continue to be supportive of her in a way that will make the next 9 months as easy as possible. He then suggests that she move into the VIP suite so that she would always have people around, providing whatever she could possibly need. Kendall thinks the idea is sweet, but Greenlee is still skeptical. She questions Zach's intentions: is he really going to be supportive, or is he just chomping at the bit while he waits for an opportunity to reveal their secret to Erica? As Zach ignores the question, Kendall thanks him for the invite to the VIP suite, but politely declines. Zach tells her that should she need anything, just call. Once he leaves, Greenlee celebrates because she thought Kendall was about to fall for Zach. Kendall says that it would never happen, but that if it did - it shouldn't matter to Greenlee because Zach has no control over Kendall. Greenlee admits that much is true, but also says that Zach's track record - helping Edmund get killed, ruining Maria's life, denying his own son - as well and Kendall's own insecurities, don't lend a positive light to any kind of hopeful future for their relationship.

Greg offers that perhaps Jack could benefit from some counseling to deal with his feelings about Greenlee having Ryan's baby. Erica denies that there is a need for any such thing, but before she can launch into another tirade, Palmer interrupts. He points out that Zach has just crashed the party. Zach approaches Erica and simply says that he hears congratulations are in order. She wonders aloud what he is referring to, but after flicking a knowing look at Dr. Madden, he tells her that he wanted to congratulate her on her award. Erica is slightly taken aback, as that is not something Zach would normally do. Zach states that he is all about new beginnings, and takes his leave, greeting Opal and Myrtle on his way out. Palmer is wary of Zach's true intentions, but can't figure out what his motive might have been.

Babe and Krystal swoop in to try to dismiss David's shocking claim that his daughter wants to marry JR again. Unfazed by their protests, David offers to break it down for the Chandlers, who have handed over their undivided attention. David figures out that with Krystal married to Adam, Babe would have an easier time winning JR back - and the bonus would be getting to spend more time with her son. Both mother and daughter insist that David has made up the story, and wonder aloud why he would do such a thing and where he would have gotten such an idea. David lets the bomb drop that he heard the news from Jamie - the one person in the world who could watch Babe and know exactly what she is up to. JR wants answers from Babe: was this her plan all along, and did her father just blow the cover off of her scam? Babe waits for a moment, and then laughs, amazed that the Chandler men might swallow what she regards as a line of garbage. She reminds both Adam and JR that Jamie found her in bed with another man, and hates the air she breathes and the ground she walks on. Krystal requests some time alone with her new stepson to straighten matters out, but JR doesn't think there is time enough in the world for that. In a shocking turn, JR requests alone time with Babe. David tries to step in and deny JR's request, but Krystal takes a hold of David and forces him out into the hall, with Adam in tow. When the doors are closed between the living room and the hall, Krystal demands to know how many times David plans on trying to ruin their daughter's life. She is so infuriated with her one-night stand that she threatens to drop kick him back into the garbage pit from which he emerged. Adam, highly amused by this, quips that a video camera should be available when you really need one, and walks off. Krystal continues to rant at David over how many times he has ruined the chance to be a loving and supportive father. David declares that he did what he had to do, because there is no way that was going to let Babe be a target for JR again. Before she can verbally assault him anymore, Adam returns with a video camera, intent on preserving some memories. Krystal and David balk at the intrusion for a moment, and then Krystal returns to laying into David. Adam gets up in Krystal's face to catch all of the emotion, but when David breaks in and Adam turns to quickly capture the same from the other side - he slugs David with his ancient recording device. David spins, and then slowly sinks to the floor. Adam encourages her to try anything to rouse David, but Krystal decides to take the opportunity to get a smidge closer to her husband. She tells him that she realizes Adam was protecting her from David by bringing the video camera in - and she hugs him enthusiastically as thanks.

Back in the living room, JR notes that Babe has been nicer to him for weeks, even though he has continued to give her a hard time. She tells him not to read into something that's not there and that she's simply beat down - tired of fighting with him. JR admits that he believed that until today. He tells her that what David brought to light is hard to ignore and asks her if she's really been just playing him this whole time. She asks why he would care, even if David's story was true. JR tells her that if she thinks she will follow in Krystal's footsteps and wrangle another Chandler to the altar, he has every right to care. Babe asks JR if he is worried that he would be stupid enough to fall for her again and waits for an answer. Met with silence, she has to glean an answer from his face, and the answer amuses her. She comes to the realization that JR is afraid Babe has what it takes to win him back. JR vehemently denies wanting to ever return to a world where he was married to her. Babe tells him that he can call her any name he'd like - especially since he already thinks she's a liar. JR reminds her that Jamie isn't, and that he knows his brother better than she ever will because they grew up together. Babe tells him that he grew up with the old Jamie - but after the hell JR dished out, Jamie is now a changed man. She tells her ex-husband that now, if Jamie thought feeding lies to David would push JR and Babe even farther apart - he would do it in a heartbeat. JR isn't buying the line that Jamie has now picked up on the revenge tack, so Babe gives up trying to convince him. Instead, she asks if he wants to know why David thinks she wants to marry JR again. JR waits with bated breath and Babe starts to change her mind and goes to leave. JR blocks her way so she comes clean: when things blew up with Jamie, she was a wreck and went to her father for some comfort - which she now realizes was a stupid move. She said something while there about how wild it would be if Little Adam's parents got back together. Before JR can comment, she tells him that she already knows that would never happen because JR hates her guts. She asks him to pretend that this day never happened, and goes, leaving a stunned JR to ponder what he just heard.

In the hall, Babe takes in the scene and while Adam claims knocking David out was an accident, Babe admits that she is just sorry Adam didn't finish the job. Flippantly, Krystal decides that since everything is under control, she is going to take inventory in the wine cellar so that she can be sure to get half of everything. Adam swears he will drink all of them and kill himself doing so before he gives anything to her. She takes off with Adam following close behind, leaving Babe to hit David with her purse, demanding that he wake up. David finally regains consciousness a few moments later, asking what happened. Babe tells him not to worry about anyone else, because he will be going with her to a place where there won't be any witnesses.

JR wanders out to the terrace with Babe's voice in his head, but he only has a moment to think on her words again before he is interrupted by Kendall. She rushes in, and begs him to help her before she falls in love,

Di is surprised when Tad refuses to go after the letter she wrote, which identifies who The Dragon is - especially when he has been after her for weeks to let him in. Tad tells her that he doesn't have time to run around Pine Valley connecting the dots when Julia is out there, vulnerable to the one man Di has been protecting. He doesn't believe that it would be that difficult for her to do this one simple favor for him: just open up her mouth and tell him the information he needs to hear. After some careful thought, Di reveals that she can't be with him when he reads the contents of her letter. Tad realizes that the information within the infamous letter affects not only Di and Julia, but also his relationship with Di. He asks what she did that was so horrible, and she admits that she went to see The Dragon. Tad starts to understand the kind of danger Di is truly in, but tells her that a murderer does not deserve her loyalty. The Dragon has already had her ex-boyfriend and Julia's husband killed, as well as shot up Wildwind in an attempt to make Julia's name the last one on his DOA list. Tad tells her to forget about the promises she made and the guilt she feels and just reveal the man behind the mask. He tells her that he knows she has the strength to take on The Dragon and win. Di tells him again that she can't reveal the contents and look him in the eye. Tad tells her that he doesn't believe that she can say or do anything at this point that they can't get through together. Sighing, Di tells him that there are a lot of lies that she told and things she withheld since returning to Pine Valley. Despite it all, she does truly love Tad. Tad is concerned because again, she sounds as though things between them will end once he reads the letter. Di tells him that there is a good possibility that things will end. She apologizes for all of the things she has done in the past year, but Tad tells her he doesn't care. He just knows that if they live through this ordeal, they have another chance to be together - and that's all that matters to him. She then tells him that she gave the letter to Alfred but that she doesn't know where it went from there. After a few kisses, Tad runs off to track it down.

Garret, with Julia's gun trained on its owner, listens as Julia realizes aloud that the situation wasn't going to go down as she expected: The Dragon is holding the gun - not her, and The Dragon won't die today - she will. Garret tells her that she doesn't have to die, so she informs him that if he doesn't kill her - she will kill him. She explains further that he brought this on himself because he wiped the Earth clean of her husband, as if he didn't matter. Garret tells her that he actually hates violence, and he hated ordering the hit on Noah. He confesses that he still hates that fact. He then gives her the gun back, but after a quick check, she realizes that the bullets have been emptied. She tries to berate him for pulling a power trip on her just for the fun of it but he cuts off her rant with a shocking stream of facts. He proceeds to run down a partial list of names, places and occupations that she and Noah held over the years and tells her that he tracked them the entire time they were in Witness Protection. He then points out that he could have killed them at any point over those years, but he didn't. His last bombshell is that he was free to let them live while they were under government protection - but now the story has changed. He tells her that while they were in Witness Protection, he kept tabs on them to keep them safe and out of respect for Noah. Julia questions why then he would have Noah killed if he thought so highly of his old friend. Garret tells her that when they decided they were sick of the anonymous life, he was forced to play his hand. Infuriated, Julia asks why he doesn't just kill her, and Garret tells her that he isn't finished with her yet. He admits that he had hopes that they could get to know each other better. Julia tells him that if he thought he had a chance in hell of seducing her, he was not only demented but also dead wrong. She reminds him that he single-handedly destroyed her world when he killed Noah, and he would never lay a hand on her. She storms into the bedroom and slams the door while Garret stares after her, smoldering. A few moments pass, and then Julia realizes that she is locked in the room. She bangs on the door, pleading to be let out, but Garret ignores her, instead answering his ringing phone. Di is on the other end, and she is in his building, calling for admittance into the inner sanctum. Pleased, he buzzes her in.

Tad meets up with Alfred at the docks behind the club, and asks for the letter that Dixie wrote for him. Alfred questions why the letter is so important to everyone. Tad asks who else inquired about it, and Alfred indicates Tad...and Zach, who just emerged onto a nearby deck."

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