03/23/2006 Dixie Attends The Wedding

"Zach makes an unexpected visit to Janet in jail, and starts off by reminding her that she is responsible for the death of his son. Janet acts as though she doesn't know what Zach means, but it takes less than a second for Zach to clarify what he is referring to: Ethan, and the Mardi Gras ball. Janet continues to insist that she isn't a murderer, which prompts Zach to ask her why she believes she is in jail. Janet tells him that it is for her own protection from the people of Pine Valley. She goes on to say that she also lost her daughter, and that she can't take on his pain as well. She then spins somewhat of a sob story of how her life will be if they lock her up in an asylum. Unmoved, Zach tells her that regardless of her fears, he will not leave until she tells him her reasons for rigging the explosion. He asks her how she can take a person's life and not think anything of it. Janet is disturbed by his accusation and tries to explain that she didn't know what would happen, and that she was just doing what she needed to do for her daughter. Taking another tack, Zach asks her to tell him about Amanda and Janet decides to share some stories of Amanda from when she was growing up. After listening patiently, Zach takes Janet on the scariest ride she has been on in a long time. He tells her Ethan's story, but substitutes Amanda's name where appropriate. Although she tries not to listen, Zach makes sure she hears every word. When he's done, she tells him that she doesn't like imagining his version of make believe. Zach tells a horrified Janet that his story is true, and that because of her actions, she afforded him a front row seat to watch his son die. Brokenly, Janet comes to the realization that although she didn't mean to, by rigging the explosion she caused an innocent man to die. After making sure that Ethan wasn't on her hit list of people that hurt her daughter, she apologizes for what she did. Zach tells her that she can't even begin to know what sorry feels like. Mulling it over, Janet openly muses how you can do something that you think is the best thing for your child only to find out too late that you did things all wrong. Before he can answer, a guard shows up to transport Janet to the state psych ward. Janet notes aloud that on the ward, they medicate her so that she is asleep but awake - essentially not herself anymore...and that she can't hurt anyone while medicated. She equates it to a living death, and tells Zach on her way out that it's sort of like justice.

Ryan accompanies Kendall on a routine checkup with Dr. Madden, ostensibly because he wants to stay up to date on his son. When Greg enters the waiting room, he seems slightly surprised to see Ryan but stays on course. Ushering them into his office, he introduces them to Jennifer and Joel Rivington. Without missing a beat, Kendall outwardly surmises that they want to adopt the child she is carrying. Stunned, Kendall starts to inform the room that she wasn't aware that a meeting would be set up. Greg interrupts, admitting that he called the hopeful couple after seeing that Kendall liked what she saw in the materials he presented. Ryan takes over to avoid an uncomfortable silence and tries to assure them that not only would any child be lucky to have them for parents, but also that should he and Kendall decide that adoption is the right choice for them, they would be glad to meet again. This seems to soothe all the jagged nerves in the room sufficiently enough that Ryan is easily able to ask the Rivingtons to leave so that Kendall could continue with her appointment. After they exit and Greg closes the door, Kendall's shock turns to outrage as she demands to know what gave Greg the right to put her in such a position. Greg seems taken aback at her ire and tries to explain that he simply wanted her to meet the potential parents. Ryan jumps in and notes that in actuality, Greg railroaded Kendall. He thinks that Greg was expecting Kendall to show up alone, have the wind knocked out of her during the meeting, and end up vulnerable enough to sign away the baby before she knew what hit her. Greg insists that it isn't true, but Kendall sides with her once and again protector. She informs Dr. Madden that he crossed the line, and refuses to continue with anything related to the adoption. Thinking that perhaps they would be more comfortable with another intermediary, he places that offer on the table - but Ryan quickly said that one would not be needed since no deal has been made. Conceding defeat, Greg notes that they should get on with the exam. The appointment goes smoothly from that point on, with Greg announcing to Ryan that both Kendall and the baby are doing well. He also apologizes to Ryan for the scene he caused earlier. He admits that he was under the impression that Kendall was interested in adoption. Ryan cordially accepts the admission of guilt, and informs him that he will be among the first informed should they actually choose the adoption path again.

Ryan and Kendall arrive back at the condo, and as Kendall tries to thank him for accompanying her - Ryan asks her to get a new doctor. Kendall tries to resist because Greg has been there since the beginning, but Ryan urges her on, since it seems the good doctor's only concern is giving away their baby.

As Babe gets her son ready for the celebration at hand, JR makes an unscheduled visit into the bridal chamber. She tries to get him to leave, since seeing each other before the ceremony is supposedly bad luck - but JR isn't fazed. He proposes that he is actually magic - otherwise he wouldn't have been able to get the most beautiful girl in the world to marry him. He then, for the sake of his son, banishes all bad luck and unhappiness from the house. Then, the couple decides that they need to exchange gifts. JR presents his bride with a frame containing photo booth pictures they took the night they met, and Babe - knowing how crushed JR was when his mother's broke - presented him with a new snow globe, this one with a picture of their little family inside. They are both beyond touched at the thought and love that went into each selection. Stuart soon joins them, positively glowing because JR and Babe are reuniting. JR takes this moment to leave, knowing that Babe needs time to prepare for the wedding. Once alone with the bride, Stuart gushes about the difference he sees in Babe and her husband to me - now that they don't have secrets blocking their way to true happiness.

As JR enters the hallway, Jamie stops him, and tells him that since he didn't have enough time to plan a proper bachelor party - he had to improvise. Bewildered, JR has little choice but to follow his brother's instructions if he wanted to get the surprise. They end up on the patio, and Jamie reveals a plate of chocolate chip cookies, no nuts. JR starts to apologize for how he handled things with Phoebe's estate, but Jamie interrupts and says that things ended up the way that they should have - with JR and Babe back together. They both then note how glad they are that they are back to being brothers - and friends - and how they never want it to go away again.

In the courtyard, Adam and Krystal share a jovial toast over joining their lives until they are parted by death. Krystal tells Adam that if he crosses her one too many times, he can be assured that the death part will come sooner - and it will be visited upon his house, not hers. Tad overhears this and halfheartedly encourages her not to put off to tomorrow what she could easily do today. Palmer soon joins the party, and he and Tad take turns trying to change Krystal's mind. She cuts them off by saying that Adam stole her heart, and then sends her husband and his long-time rival off to find her some food. Now alone, Tad makes Krystal promise that if Adam ever gets out of line, she won't hesitate to call. Ignoring his quip, Krystal admits that when she got into the marriage, it was purely to make sure that Babe got more time with her son. As the days and nights went on, love tripped her up and it was an unexpected fall to say the least. Tad tells her that if nothing else, it will be an interesting ride since Krystal can give as good as she gets. He then reminds her that what they shared isn't over - and that she still means a great deal to him. Touched, Krystal admits that she is glad that things worked out for him and Di, because she likes to see him happy. He immediately reverts back to his mildly sarcastic ways and says that there is something off about a whole lot of happiness going on in the Chandler house.

A short time later, with Stuart gone and Krystal in his place, Krystal runs down the list of "somethings" that both she and Babe needs for the wedding.

Just as Del and Di discuss whether David will be an issue at the wedding, or whether their sister will make an appearance, Dixie herself emerges from behind a row of bushes. As she greets her immediate family, Del tries to soak in the fact that Dixie is really alive. After they briefly hug, Dixie demands to know how many other people know she's alive. Di lets her know in no uncertain terms that with a secret that big to bear, she had to find relief somewhere. Del comes to Di's rescue and tells Dixie that she should have come to him as well, if only because he could have helped her. Dixie tries to say that neither of her siblings could begin to understand what she went through, and Del begs her to try. Dixie admits that if she could have called on her siblings earlier she would have, but the things she had to take care of prevented her from doing so. Di is more than irritated that she is still holding back with them, but Dixie tells her that it's better if they weren't involved. She then begs Del to keep her secret, and he says that he will - as long as she promises to stay in Pine Valley. Dixie admits to a crestfallen Del that she can't agree to that. Di then interrupts and reminds her sister that the last word she left was that she was leaving. She demands that Dixie tell them if she plans on continuing to take risks by doing things like sneaking into the hospital to see her grandson, or if she is simply going to walk down the aisle and announce her triumphant return. Dixie ignores the request, instead noting how happy she is that JR and Babe found their way back to each other. Di, acquiescing for the moment, then asks her sister if she'd heard about David Hayward showing up, determined to see her. Di thinks that perhaps Dixie will reveal that she is alive, knowing that David will do the honors himself if he finds proof. Dixie tells them that she is aware that David is looking for her and that they needn't worry because David had been taken care of. Di asks again if she plans on letting them in on her travel plans, and all Dixie tells them is that she can't miss seeing her little boy get married. Confused, Di asks how she plans on walking in and out of the ceremony without arousing suspicion, but Dixie asks them to help her find a place to hide. That way, she can leave after the ceremony and no one will get hurt.

JR barges into Babe's changing room once again, upset for Babe that David hasn't shown up yet. Trying to stop her crying, he tells her that he wanted this day to be perfect for her, and that perhaps if David is against them - maybe it's better than he's a no show. Babe tells him that she could care less about her father - the tears brimming behind her eyelids are because of the love her groom has for her.

In a supply closet in the hospital, a bound and gagged David tries to make enough noise to attract some help.

As people begin to take their seats and the Chandler men make their way to the front, Dixie peers around a hedge to watch the ceremony. JR helps Little Adam walk down the aisle with the rings, and then Stuart escorts both brides to the men anxiously waiting for them. Once everyone finds their place, the minister announces that each couple has written their own vows, and he invites Adam and Krystal to start.

Adam talks about how the love he shares with Krystal is not quiet - rather, it's abrasive and loud. He notes that she has never given him a moment's rest or told him what he's wanted to hear - only the truth, which is what he needed to hear. He tells her that he can't remember being happier than he is when they are together. In turn, Krystal remarks that she can't define or analyze what it is that they share - only note that it was strong enough to get her to the alter. Although he was the last man that she ever expected to lose her heart to - she did. She asks a tearful Adam to hold on to it, and never let it go...because he needs her, just as much as she needs him.

At his turn, JR admits that he has loved Babe from the first moment that he saw her, and that when he was hurt or disappointed, he fought that love with everything he had in him. He admits that when he tried to keep their son away from her, it wasn't simply just to get back at her - it was because Little A was her; the best of both of them and their love - and he wanted to hold on to that any way that he could. He confesses that having known what it's like to lose her - the sound of her voice, the look on her face - he never wants to know that pain again. He admits to needing her to share the rest of her life with him. Then Babe - taking her chance to speak - says that she used to think that the kind of love that she shared with JR had to be exclusive, something only to be between the two of them and their son. Now, she realizes that they wouldn't be standing where they are if he hadn't let another woman into his heart - his mother. She notes that Dixie made him the man he is, that she has taught both of them so much, and not only is she with them on this day - but for all time. As she promises to help share all of Dixie's lessons with their son, Dixie barely holds back any audible clue to her crying.

The couples say I do, make it official, and then start to bestow birthday wishes on the youngest member of the Chandler clan. Tad thanks Babe for all of the nice things she said about Dixie to which Babe tells him that you have to remember the special people on the special days. They all file inside, leaving Di as the last one to go. When the coast is clear, Di calls her sister out of hiding. She admits that she thought Dixie might decide halfway through that she would toss her original plan and reveal herself, but Dixie admits that she wouldn't have been able to do that. She then expresses thanks that she got to see the ceremony, and says that she has seen all that she needed to see - now is the time for goodbye. Di tells her to take care of herself, hugs her one last time and goes inside to join the others. Dixie takes a few moments to drink in the garden, the flowers...and then bends to take one as a keepsake. As she stands and starts to exit the grounds, she comes face to face with David."

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