01/11/2007 Derek Takes Zarf To The Hospital

"As Jamie helps JR take his first steps out of bed, JR reveals that he believes that Babe is cheating on him again and insists that he has an eyewitness. Jamie asks how ugly it will get and JR promises he won't go to the dark side. Jamie reminds his brother that if he drinks, he won't be able to count on support from Jamie. JR nods his understanding, and Jamie tells him that if he can't trust his wife, he has to get his son away from her. JR tells him that if he is patient, he can do just that. A short time later, Adam and Krystal come into the study with Colby throwing a fit. After allowing her to rant for a few moments, she finally discloses that her punishment is that she has to scrape gum from underneath the school cafeteria tables for a month. JR laughs at her, and Colby flails about, saying a job like that will be just like wearing a giant "loser" sign. She can't take the laughing, so she storms out of the library and Krystal follows in short order. Adam turns his attention to his son's progress, but JR tells him that things aren't all that great. He informs his father that he plans on divorcing Babe, and asks how much pain Adam thinks he can take. Adam asks what's bothering his son, and is filled in about JR's suspicions. He warns JR that reversal of child custody is not easy, and JR says that he has already contacted lawyers and that he won't mention anything to Babe until he finds evidence and corroborates the emotions the bodyguard witnessed when Babe and Josh kissed on New Year's. He asks Adam if he will be able to handle the fallout with Krystal and Adam replies that Krystal believes that Babe's affair with Josh is over – so if this latest infidelity turns out to be true, Babe will have deceived her mother as well. Adam advises JR to do what he needs to do because he will back his son all the way.

In the library, Krystal tries to explain to Colby that although she may feel like the sentence the judge gave her is the end of the world, it's much better than jail. Colby swears that she can't be reduced to scraping gum because she's a Chandler, and further notes that the mess she is in makes Krystal happy because Colby will be humiliated. As Colby continues to sulk, Krystal tells her that a little gum scraping won't kill her. After she reminds Colby that the alternative is so much worse, Colby agrees to do it. They hug, and when Colby leaves the room, Krystal thinks she has done her job. However, Colby goes directly back into the study and complains to JR. JR tells her to stop because Krystal hadn't done anything wrong. Colby tells him not to be so sure because Krystal has a secret as well. Intrigued, JR asks to be filled in. She tells him that back when she was hiding in the tunnels, she overheard a conversation between Krystal and Tad about a secret that Dixie knew as well, but admits that she doesn't know what it is. She tells her big brother that she needs to find out what Krystal is hiding in case it will hurt Adam. JR warns her not to because she's already in enough trouble. Colby starts to resist, but JR begs her to listen to him and to trust him. She finally gives in and storms out of that room as well.

Adam finds his wife in the library and she tells him that she was thinking about how lucky they are to be better as a family. Adam thinks they have a ways to go, given Colby's latest misstep, but Krystal notes that she thinks the young girl finally understands suffering under the consequences of her actions. Adam wraps her in a loving embrace, attempting to convey that he has as much faith as she does.

Tad approaches Dixie as she watches Kathy through the window of Linda's hospital room. She tells Tad that there is no good update about Linda's health, and then asks if they will ever be able to look at a child again without wondering about Kate. Tad recognizes that standing around there isn't helping either of them, so he snags her hand and leads her away. They end up in the park and as they walk, they express gratitude that Linda has such a good friend in Julia. Dixie finally reveals that the reason she was so desperate to have Kate was because in all of their years together, they never had a child of their own, and she wanted so badly to share that with him. Tad promises her that he won't ever stop looking for their daughter. Then, Dixie tells him that she had been thinking about the next woman who finds herself in the spot where Linda is, with nowhere to go and no one to turn to, and then says that she wants to become a patient advocate again. Tad thinks it's a wonderful idea, and then asks her to stay put for a moment while he gets something for her.

Julia enters Linda's hospital room and tells the patient that she was in the chapel, having a chat with the big man. She reveals that she now knows what to do. Jamie shows up then and takes the little girl away for a treat so that the two women can talk. Once alone, Linda confirms that Julia will take care of Kathy once she's gone. Julia tries to convince her to think and speak positively, as there is still hope. Linda tells her that she wants to be prepared, and Julia tells her that if the situation presents itself, she will take care of Kathy for as long as she needs her. Pleased, Linda begs Julia to get someone that can draw up the papers to make the decision official.

A short while later, Jamie and Kathy return just as Julia is exiting Linda's room. Kathy goes back in the room, intent on giving her mom a cookie, and when the door closes, Julia informs her beau that she is going to have a child. Jamie admits that for a moment he thought she meant that she was pregnant, but then realized that Linda wants her to become Kathy's guardian. She tells him that she'd wanted a child for so long, but now that it's a real possibility, she's just scared. Jamie assures her that she will be a great mom, but she tells him that everything will change. He tells her that he has faith that she can handle it and then she asks if he will be able to handle it as well. Jamie tells her that he knows that things will change, and he is fine with enforcing the rules on their housemates once she decides what the best route is. Julia is still hesitant and Jamie assures her that he isn't going to dump her because she has a child. Julia tells him that she is getting used to the fact that she won't just be fitting a child into her life – she will be wrapping her own life around that of a child. Jamie then says that both he and Kathy are lucky to have her.

As Derek holds a gun on Zarf, he demands to know where the rock star was when Dani was poisoned. Zarf seems confused, and Bianca voices the question of what happened. Derek tells them that Dani was dosed with VTAC, and is determined to find out if Zarf was involved. Zarf continues to vaguely address the demands, further infuriating Derek. The chief then notes that although his daughter is alive, she is hanging between life and death. Bianca tries to urge Zach into action, thinking that this scenario can happen without a gun, but Zach agrees with Derek's tactics. Zarf then says that some women live while others die, and that's their destiny. Derek questions what Zarf's destiny is and resigned, he dramatically tells Derek to shoot him. Although Derek says that it would be easy to grant his wish, Bianca jumps in and begs him to back down. Zach tries to get Bianca out of the way but she refuses to budge. Derek finally backs up only to aim the gun at his target when Aidan and Di arrive at the office and tell him to stop. Derek orders Aidan to leave but the detective tells him that he has information to share, and it would be better if Derek heard about it before he had another lawsuit on his hands. Derek grabs one of the guards, tells him to keep an eye on Zarf and he joins Aidan and Zach in the main office area. Aidan tells him that although he didn't have an invitation, he searched Zarf's room and found a vial with a clear liquid in it as well as syringes. He suggests that Derek get some of his men over there with a warrant before Zarf has a chance to take off.

In the foyer area, Zarf continues to taunt Bianca, insisting that she must be happier believing that he is evil. She tells him that she still just wants the truth from him but, as Di watches their exchange with a renewed interest, he tells her that she used to be able to see into his soul but she lost her way. Bianca wonders aloud if maybe she was wrong, and if he did commit the murders. Zarf calls her on what she is feeling inside, and says that she only wants it to be true so that she would be justified in hating him.

Derek notes that his men found a syringe-sized puncture wound in the bottle that Dani was drinking from, and all the other bottles in the fridge. They are now en route to Livia's house to clear out her fridge so they can test those bottles as well. Derek's cell phone rings then, and he finds out that Dani is being prepped for surgery. After disconnecting the call, Aidan offers to keep an eye on Zarf while Derek goes to be with his daughter. Derek tells him that he can't authorize that, but that he doesn't want to let him go until his officers have a chance to execute the warrant. Zach comes up with an idea, and loudly invites Zarf to accompany them to the hospital to see how Dani is doing. Somewhat reluctantly, Zarf agrees.

At the hospital, the doctors work furiously over Dani while Josh informs the small crowd outside that the drug caused a heart attack. He tells them if it goes on much longer, there could be organ damage. Kendall notes that Babe was right – that it could have been anyone that was attacked, despite the fact that they have bodyguards. Babe pauses for a moment, and then runs out the ER entrance into the night, with Josh and her guard on her heels. They catch up to her screaming out into the night, demanding to know why the attacker is coming after them. As Josh tries to calm her down, Ryan and Kendall arrive on the scene and Kendall shockingly agrees with Babe. They both feel that it is ridiculous to sit around and wait to be attacked. Both want to call the killer out so that they can look him in the eye. They make their way back to the emergency room and Babe and Josh split off from the rest. Josh suggests that Babe take her son and leave town as a way to protect herself. She replies caustically that she isn't leaving Dani, or JR – which is his real goal. She tells him that he doesn't have a vote as to what she does so, fed up, Josh tells her that maybe she should stay in town to get herself killed before storming off.

Across the room, Kendall tells Ryan that he was right to keep Spike away from her. Ryan tells her that maybe she should consider taking Spike, Bianca and Miranda with her and leaving the country to ensure their safety, but Kendall swears that she won't leave her husband. Ryan notes that her fearless attitude is typical Kendall, and makes her promise to stay safe. He tells her that he can't bear to lose her too, and he won't sit down and explain to their son what happened to his mom.

Joe exits the room where they stashed Dani and tells the group that her condition is stable for now, but that she will need emergency surgery. He walks away and Kendall wonders why the killer would attack Dani next if it has something to do with Zach. Josh and Babe ask what she means, and they find out about the connection between the murders of their friends and the death of Zach's mother. They ponder this for a moment, and then Josh says that it could have to do with the last advertising push, and Babe finds one of their ads in a nearby magazine. They decide that it could be just that the killer thought that the gardenia was a nice touch when added to the ribbon (which laced the ads). Babe then looks at Kendall and asks who she believes will be next out of the two of them. Josh takes the magazine out of Babe's hands and says that neither one of them will meet the same fate. Babe then reveals that she and Josh stood outside fighting when they could have been inside saving Dani. She tells the group that if Dani doesn't make it, she will never forgive herself. Kendall tells her that no one is allowed to take the blame and hold it all on their shoulders. Ryan then interjects that Babe and Josh were so close to the killer since they had to be nearby to set the scene. He notes that it's even possible that the killer heard them at the door.

Tad comes back to the bench with a Styrofoam container, and Dixie is pleasantly surprised to find inside the chicken fries that she ate nonstop while pregnant with JR. She tells him that it brings back memories, and Tad notes that those memories are happy. Then, his cell phone rings, and he finds Aidan on the other end telling him to hurry to the ER because there has been a break in the Fusion case.

Dixie arrives home and finds her son in the study. He invites her to sit with him and have a heart to heart.

Zarf and the Fusion office entourage arrive at the hospital and the crew there find out that he is back at the top of the police's suspect list. Kendall immediately flies into action, physically attacking Zarf. Babe pulls her partner off of him, insisting that there is no way that Zarf could be responsible. Josh breaks in and demands that Zach reveal what his connection to the murders is, and Zach can only tell him that he wishes he knew. Josh starts to rant at him indignantly but Zach stops him from going too far and says that there is no need to read him the riot act because he feels the same way.

Derek, having broken away from the group, goes into the nearby cubicle and visits with his daughter. He tells her that growing up, he never knew wanted to be – not like she did. However, one night, after he brought her to the big bed to soothe her crying, he woke up some time later to find her hand on his face. She spoke her first word – daddy, and it was then that he knew what he wanted to be – her daddy. He tells his unconscious daughter that he would give anything to hear that again and, like a miracle, Dani turns her head, opens her eyes, and utters that very word.

Zarf tells Babe not to worry about the way he is being treated, and then announces to everyone else that he won't be going anywhere. He takes a seat, and Zach saunters over, shows him the picture of his mom and asks the singer what he knows about her. Zarf feigns innocence but Zach tells him that they found her picture in his London apartment. Before Zarf can respond, the doctors wheel Dani out and Derek promises that he will be there when she opens her eyes. Once they take her away, a detective approaches Derek and tells him that they got the evidence they need to nail Zarf. Meanwhile, the group notes that Dani could have seen the person that poisoned her and so, if she pulls through, she can save the rest of the Fusion team.

Tad finally shows up at the hospital and goes to get the scoop from Aidan about what had happened. Aidan gestures toward Derek who shows the vials that they found to Zarf. The singer is immediately enraged and lunges at the police chief to try to retrieve them. His attempts are for naught, as Derek's people successfully hold him back."

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