06/22/2007 Jonathan Checks On Ava

"After a lusty lip lock, Jack proclaims that the spark between he and Erica is still there, and that they shouldn't get divorced. Erica mildly protests before he kisses her again. This smooch is short lived as Pam bursts in with a local media icon who wants to now – is the divorce off? Jack no longer wants to be a part of Erica's reality spin, but the rep from Larry Longin's show will not give up. While Erica insists that the kiss was nothing more than Jack unwilling to accept the inevitable, Jack keeps his comments under wraps. Unsatisfied, the rep continues to toss questions at Jack until he can no longer take it – hauling off and knocking the rep out for the count. The rep tries to recover and assures Jack that if he is scarred or disfigured in any way, he would sue. Jack promises a counter suit and then demands that both he and his cameraman – along with Pam – leave before he re-aims and goes for the jaw. They all slink out, and Jack rips into Erica for making their lives into a sideshow. He tells her that he understands her motives since sweeps and ratings are two of her favorite things. He, however, is tiring of her trying to drive him crazy and trying to get him to crawl back to her only so she can claim victory and have him again. Erica swears that she doesn't want him back and the two go toe-to-toe about what the other really wants. In the end, Jack tells her that they really will get divorced and he will be free to date whomever he chooses unless she ends the reality show, admits that she doesn't want to divorce him and tells the world that she wants him back. Erica says that she tried to play nice but no longer. Jack tells her that he isn't going to fight about it with her anymore and says that if she wants their marriage back, she'll come back to the home and the bed that she once shared with Jack - tonight.

Babe has a final crash study session for her GED, and worries that she won't pass. Jamie assures her that she will do fine, and says that everyone, especially him, is proud of her for the effort she has been putting in. Jamie tries quizzing her again, but Babe seems ready to give up. He picks up her books and tells her that they are leaving. She freaks out a little bit, knowing full well that she needs to be studying consistently, but he tells her that first – she needs to learn how to relax.

Across the bar, Tad continues to schmooze with Milla, as they make toasts with a bottle of champagne originally meant for her and Jack. Milla admits that while Jack is a great guy, Erica is a force that no one really wants to reckon with, and Tad is a much better date. Pleased, Tad returns the compliment. They continue the small talk for a while, and then Milla invites him back to her place for another drink. Tad tries to gently turn her down, but she thinks he's not into her. Flustered, he tells her that he thinks that she is wonderful, but just can't tonight. Disappointed, she gives him her card and before leaving, tells him to call her if he changes his mind. He promises that he will, and then lets her kiss him before watching her go. Krystal comes over with a glass of ice water – the closest she has to a cold shower – and asks how he could turn down a beautiful, successful, available woman. Tad tells her that he's not back into a dating scene state of mind but Krystal tells him that he hasn't exactly been subtle about that. Tad's feathers are ruffled and he lashes out a bit in hopes that he can make Krystal his misery's company. She tells him that after splitting with Adam and almost losing Jenny, she was headed for hibernation. However, he showed up at her door, dragged her out and showed her that she could still have a good time. She tells him that he needs to do the same with himself because he is sorely in need of a social life. Tad fires back that her new bar, despite being a good investment for her, won't keep her warm at night. She tells him that she has a date with Derek, but Tad points out that she hasn't committed to a date, and suspects that she never will, as long as she and Adam keep circling each other. Krystal tries to deny it but Tad bets her a drink that he can prove it and wins. She finally admits that she still has feelings for Adam, as masochistic as it is to admit it, but she doesn't want to talk about it. Tad is slightly offended since she can declare what is off limits, but she feels free to butt into his life any time she pleases. Krystal tells him that the bottom line is that he should accept the offer if another attractive woman comes along.

JR again tries to assure Amanda that they will make it out of their prison mostly unscathed, but she tries forcing him to realize that he had been betrayed and was no longer in any kind of control. He tells her that things will be fine since his father needs to be in control, but due to lack of love between the two Chandlers, Amanda doesn't believe it. JR fills her in that Adam will only come find him because of the $100 million. Irritated that they could die before being released, Amanda tries to probe JR into action so that they could find their own way out. Lost in his self-created drama, JR babbles on about how he is Adam's property, and that Adam will use this ordeal as a way to attack JR's financial possessions. Amanda silences him by saying that it's quite obvious his focus on his father despite their locale can only mean one thing: he wants his father back in his life. JR tries to convince Amanda that she is delusional but she knows she hit a sore spot. She tries to relate it to herself, saying that she always goes to bed hoping that, on the other side of sleep, she will find her mother no longer sick. She tells him that no matter how much family hurts you, you can't pick and choose them, and you can't help but love them. JR blows it all off as drivel, but Amanda notes that he is just angry because she called his bluff. The Chandler in him rearing his head, JR tells her that he couldn't care less about his father, and that she can go to hell with him.

Enraged, Adam admits to Zach that the person assigned to follow the people holding JR dropped the ball and their only lead is gone. Zach thinks the kidnappers will call again once the bank transfer goes through, but Adam is sure that once it does – they will have no use for JR. He believes that they have to find JR before the deal is complete, or his son is as good as dead. Adam checks his email and the webcam site and finds no trace of the kidnappers in either place. He worries that JR might already be dead and muses over the fact that he wished death on his own son to his face, thinking that his harsh attitude is the reason JR ended up kidnapped. Calmly, Zach denies that Adam's scenario bears any resemblance to the truth, but it's of little comfort. Adam admits that he would do anything, forgive anything if his son could come home. Just then, the house phone rings and Adam Sr. scrambles for it, anxious for some good news. Instead, he finds that although there was no new evidence about JR, the wire transfer indeed went through. Adam quickly hangs up the phone and relays the information to Zach. Moments later, his cell phone rings, and Adam finally talks with the kidnappers again. They confirm that they got the money, and they tell Adam where he can find JR. Without hesitation, he dashes out of the house, leaving Zach to bring up the rear.

Jonathan hears Ava crying in her sleep and goes in to make sure she is all right. She wakes and greets him with her usual caustic attitude but Jonathan assures her that he had no unsavory ulterior motives. She then asks him if she looks more like Lily when she is asleep, which bothers Jonathan, causing him to wish her a quick good night. She calls out to him, sounding slightly panicked, and asks him not to leave her. She apologizes for upsetting him, and then drags him into a conversation about growing up with bad parents by telling him of her reunion with her mom in her nightmare. They both agree that as bad as it was, you eventually learn how to move on with the scars you've got. She then lets on that she's cold, so Jonathan grabs an extra blanket to wrap around her. Just then, Di calls up and asks Ava if it's too late for visitors – just before revealing that the visitor is Lily. Oblivious to how awkward the situation is, Lily tells Ava that she found her crystal and wanted to make sure that she gave it back. Ava tries to play off its significance but Lily tells Jonathan and Di that Ava wishes for a great life every night. Embarrassed, Ava tries a few times to switch the subject, succeeding only when she reveals her knowledge of the wedding memories that were sent away. Di is the only one not in the know, so Ava tells her that Lily and Jonathan packed up all of the mementos from being married and set it sailing from the boathouse. Overwhelmed by still raw emotions, Jonathan quickly leaves the room. It is then that Ava reveals her belief that Jonathan will never stop loving Lily. She tries to convince her sister that just like magnets, opposites can attract. She ticks off a few of Jonathan's positive qualities, but Lily isn't wired to get around that fact that Jonathan lied and that means they are over. She notes that she no longer wants to talk about her ex-husband and that she should in fact be headed home. She quickly leaves and Di jumps into the conversation, asking if Ava likes Jonathan more than she is letting on. Ava admits that she thinks he's nice, but swears he isn't her type. When asked what is, she is forced to revise, saying that her experience has led her to stay unattached so she doesn't become relationship roadkill. She goes on to say that people love women like Lily more than girls like herself – and it's evident when Jonathan looks at Lily. Di informs Ava that she has seen Jonathan look at her like that – and not just because she and her sister look alike. A short time later, Jonathan stops back in to apologize for the way that he left earlier, and Ava apologizes for bringing up the release of the marriage on the river. She also tells him that Lily has been gone for awhile, and he assures her that he didn't come back for her sister. He leaves again, and Di follows suit, but not before pointing out Jonathan's true intentions, for clarity's sake.

Jamie and Babe show up at the boathouse with burgers in hand, as Jamie thinks they are the best study food. Babe isn't convinced about the eating, but does like the new location and thanks him for it. She settles in to review a few more GED chapters and as he pulls out an anatomy book, he notices her staring out over the water. Inquiring into her thoughts, she tells him that being at the boathouse with him reminds her of the first night they met, on the beach. They both think back and agree that the night on the beach was pivotal. Even though it was a lifetime ago, Babe can remember everything so clearly, from being excited about coming to Pine Valley to being so overwhelmed by it all and heading to the beach...to the infamous party where they met. She notes that she also made one of the biggest mistakes of her life there, and Jamie takes some of the blame – reminding her that he was there too. Too pained, Babe suggests that instead of continuing to talk, they get back to studying. He starts to quiz her again and she gets caught up in her anxiety again and can't remember things she studied the day before. Having had enough of her self-made roadblocks, Jamie drags her out of the boathouse and tells her that she now has to run for her life. They do so, and with the fear lifted, Babe easily remembers the answers that she'd been struggling for.

Furious, JR insists that he is done talking about his father with Amanda. He tries again to bang on the door, and initially it is a fruitless effort. Then, Amanda hears a knocking noise, and suddenly the door opens and Zach falls through. Anxious to get away, JR bursts through to the other side. As Amanda makes her way up the stairs, JR surprisingly finds himself wrapped in his father's embrace, and surrounded by proclamations of gratitude that he survived the kidnapping. Playing up his victim role, JR thanks his father profusely for finding him and then begs to know if he transferred the money or not. Adam assures him that he did, because he would do anything for his son. JR then takes in the fact that Zach was the first one through the door and demands to know why he is there. Zach offers himself up as somewhat of a silent partner, but Adam ignores him, telling his son that he is tracking the money and that they will get it back without much fuss. Adam then gets another call on his cell phone and finds out that his people lost track of the money. When he gets off the phone, he wonders how JR knew about the missing funds, and Zach wants to know why JR is so sure they will find the kidnappers. JR offers no answers, so they head back to the mansion where JR promptly tells Zach he can leave. Zach reminds them that if he doesn't have his money back in 48 hours, everything the Chandlers own will be his.

Jack returns home, and restlessly tucks himself into bed. He gazes at his watch, and realizes with a certainty that Erica would not be joining him.

Tad finds Erica at the Yacht Club and tells her that she had better have a good reason for rousing him in the middle of the night. In classic Erica style, she blithely asks if he would sleep with her."

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