08/01/2008 Annie's "Accident"

"Aidan surprised Greenlee after her hard day at work with the news that instead of house-hunting, they would build their own. He showed her a computer program that would allow them to design it, and said after they were done, they would deliver the plans to an architect. Greenlee noted that they needed to find a property, but realized with a mere glance that he'd already taken care of that as well. Her belief was confirmed when he told her about ten acres of land near the Yacht Club that he'd purchased. He then explained the layout of their land and that he'd picked out a model home for them to base their designs on. When he showed her the picture, she could only barely contain her joy at the sight. They continued to design their dream home and then Greenlee rewarded Aidan's good behavior with champagne and some intimate time.

As Kendall attempted to catch up on work that Annie had left behind, she found a promotional poster with Greenlee's head ripped off. Although Zach found it amusing, Kendall was disturbed because she believed it to be deliberate. Zach thought that his wife still wanted to control other people's love lives, but Kendall promised him that wasn't the case. She told him about her younger years where she was so angry at anyone who had it better than her that she felt they needed to pay. She then confessed that she could sense that rage in other women. She asserted that she saw it in Annie and that Annie was perhaps more like her brother, Richie, than she would like others to believe. Zach abruptly decided to leave at that point, but said that they could talk about it another time.

Annie returned home with a large wrench in her hand and flashed back to the sight of her husband holding hands with Greenlee. Ryan joined her in the living room and interrupted her reverie when he asked what had happened. She immediately spun a tail about a leak that needed to be fixed and tried to convince Ryan she could take care of it. He told her that she needed to rest, and said that he would handle it when he got back from his meeting. Before she could stop herself, she asked if his meeting was with Greenlee and he was slightly taken aback. She was forced to admit that she'd seen them at ConFusion the day before, and that she was jealous. He assured her that his meeting had nothing to do with Greenlee, and left. Once alone, Annie made a beeline for the oversized tool and put it in her bag. When she turned to leave, she was shocked to see her dead brother had taken a seat in her living room. He twirled a tire iron and told her that he knew what she was up to.

Annie tried to convince herself that the apparition of her brother wasn't real, but failed as he taunted her. He told her that although she thought she wasn't crazy, the fact that she'd conjured him up said otherwise. His taunts were cut short when there was a knock at the door. She sat her bag down and crossed the room to find Zach on the other side of her door. She told him that she was about to leave, but he persuaded her to let him in for a moment. As she walked back across the room, she asked if Kendall had convinced Zach that Annie had gone crazy and if he had come to do Kendall's bidding. He assured her that no such thing had been said and that he just wanted to check on her. At that moment, Richie appeared again, only to Annie's eyes, and encouraged her to admit that her plans for the day included bringing harm to Zach's good friend, Greenlee.

Zach snapped her out of her trancelike state and she admitted that she'd been off her game because of all that had happened. She apologized again for the suspicion she threw his way when Richie died, and Zach told her to forget about it because he had. Moments later, she told him that all she wanted to do was pack up her family and move away from Pine Valley. She then clarified that she just wanted to take a family vacation before their family got bigger. Zach told her that all she had to do was say the word and he would set her up with primo accommodations in Vegas. Annie loved the idea and suggested that he try to convince Kendall to go as well, as she'd missed having Kendall as a friend. Zach agreed to talk to his wife and then took his leave. Once Annie shut the door, Richie reappeared and told her that, like Zach, he would be around if she ever needed him for anything. He then took the tire iron he'd held and slammed it repeatedly into the bag where she'd stashed the wrench. She listened to the sound for a few moments before she grabbed her things and hurried out of the house.

After she eyed it for a moment or two, Kendall picked up the framed photo of Ryan and Annie. The elevator doors opened but she didn't move until she heard Ryan's voice. She explained that the picture had fallen and that she had tried to fix it, but that was the least of his concerns. He asked her why she had decided to tell Greenlee that he was in love with her. Kendall tried to justify her betrayal but it did little to temper his feelings. Ryan needlessly reminded her that Greenlee was happy with Aidan, as he was with Annie. Kendall shot back that she knew the score, but noted that Ryan got the bum end of the deal. She said that as long as Ryan stayed with Annie, he would never be happy. Ryan demanded that she cease berating Annie, and listed the reasons why Annie's behavior made sense. Kendall didn't buy it completely and warned him about the scary things that Annie had done. She also noted that Annie somehow sensed how Ryan really felt and hated Greenlee for it.

Ryan held up the framed picture again and used it to remind Kendall of when he and Annie got married and how Greenlee had filed charges of bigamy. He told her that Annie had forgiven Greenlee for that and many other things. Kendall insisted that Annie was not the princess bride she once was, and Ryan banged the picture on the table, in an attempt to end the conversation. As he did, a key that had been hidden fell to the floor. Ryan asked about the key and Kendall said that while she didn't know what it was for, its existence must mean that Annie had hidden something from all of them.

JR arrived in the boardroom at Chandler Enterprises and was surprised to find only his father inside. Enraged, he immediately got on the phone but found that the members had obeyed Adam and failed to show up. Adam then threw a curveball and admitted defeat to his son, and admitted that he'd gone over all of the data sheets and realized that JR had raised Chandler's profit margin by millions. He said that there was no way that he could ignore that, and agreed that JR could run the company on his own. He offered to clean out his office so that his son could take over immediately, but JR stopped him. They chatted good-naturedly and JR soaked up the compliments until he admitted that he was behind getting the photo of Adam at Oak Haven published. Once the confession was out, Adam immediately attacked his son for his libelous actions.

Colby showed up outside the boardroom and spilled her drink when she ran into Babe. Babe quickly realized that the drink was not water, and attempted to convince the young woman not to burst into the meeting in her condition. Colby was in no mood to deal with Babe's lectures but Babe wouldn't back down. She sat Colby down and begged her to open up so that she could help with whatever situation had led her to drink. Colby looked at her somberly and said that there was no way out of what she'd gotten herself into. Then, not feeling so well, she dashed off to the bathroom.

On the other side of the doors, JR tried to maintain his composure when Adam showed him that he had recorded his confession. He told the elder Chandler that it only proved was that he'd let the Board in on Adam's mental state, and that they'd been glad for it. JR then pointed out that the Board backed him, not his father, which caused Adam to let out a great laugh. He told his son that the Board had put up with JR as long as they needed to but fell in line once Adam returned. JR was prepared to go into battle when Babe burst into the room. They tried to dismiss her but she told them that the cops had shown up and they wanted to take Colby down to the station. The Chandler men stormed out into the hall and while JR tried to find out what his sister had done, Adam, as always, tried to pull his youngest out of hot water. Colby asked if others were being questioned, but when the officer said he couldn't tell her, she agreed and went downtown, despite Adam's demands to the contrary.

At the Hubbard residence, Dre comforted Cassie again after both admitted that although they never saw his body, Richie Novak still haunted them. They agreed that Colby's plan was their only choice, and started to leave. Angie and Jesse came into the room and blocked their way as they noted that they wanted to talk about the night the teens drove back from the lodge. Cass tried to maintain that Dre hadn't been there but angry, Angie demanded that he daughter stop lying. Cass insisted that they didn't need to answer any questions-her mother had previously said that she trusted her and that should have been enough. Angie insisted that they needed to talk and even though Cass tried to get Dre to leave, he refused. Cass angrily sat at the table and, irate at the inquisition, went so far as to say that Jesse had nothing on them. This forced the chief's hand and he showed them the surveillance photo of the two of them as they paid for gas, and a shot of the only car at the pump-Colby's, which the Chandlers had previously said was stolen.

Cass and Dre stepped to the side and Dre offered to end the tension between mother and daughter and admit that he was the driver. Cass refused to accept that he would get in trouble for Richie's death and demanded that he keep his silence. Angie and Jesse beckoned them over and said that instead of covert conversations, they needed to start being open and honest. Cass continued to stonewall them and attempted to call her father so that she could return to France. Angie took the phone away and told her daughter that she would not run away from this. Cass insisted that she couldn't be made to stay, and Jesse interjected that, although he didn't want to, he could detain her. He walked off, unendingly saddened that it had come to that, and left Angie to plead one more time for their trust. When Cass said that she wouldn't trust either of them again and stalked off, Angie painfully gave Jesse permission to do whatever he felt needed to be done.

Jesse brought Cassandra and Dre to the station with Angie in tow. He asked Dre if he wanted to call his father or a lawyer, but Dre declined both. Jesse sent him over to a detective's desk to be questioned and then asked Cass if she wanted to go somewhere private. Still incensed, she demanded that she not receive special treatment. He obliged, sat her down at the nearest desk, brought out a recorder and started to interview her. Colby arrived a short time later and, after the teens briefly checked in with each other, Adam, who arrived moments later, reminded Jesse that Colby's car had been stolen before she drove it. Jesse admitted that they had evidence that suggested otherwise and prepared to have someone question Colby. Adam said that they were not allowed to do so without a lawyer present, but Colby overrode that decision. Adam tried to pull the legal guardian card but Colby reminded him that she had turned 18, and could therefore make her own decisions. Adam then insisted that he would accompany his daughter into the interrogation room, but she again denied him and walked off.

In the hallway near the interrogation room, after Adam left a voice mail for Barry, JR berated his father for keeping the fact that Colby was in trouble to himself, and getting rid of any evidence that could incriminate her. He tried to dismiss his father and said that he would take care of Colby but this only stoked Adam's fire. He shot back at his son that he was not someone to ever be brushed aside. Just then, Adam's phone rang again and he stalked away from his son to give specifics to his lawyer.

Questioning resumed and, at the same time, all three teens admitted to being the driver of the car. It wasn't long before all of the officers realized they would get nowhere fast if they stayed on that course. Jesse gathered them, along with Angie and Adam, in the interrogation room. He pointed out that all three teens had tried to take responsibility with their claims, and told them that they were not doing themselves any favors by lying. When the three refused to say anything other than what they had confessed to, Jesse told them that he would have to arrest them all. Angie immediately started to cry and Adam tried to throw his power and influence around to protect his daughter, all to no avail.

Babe and JR sat on a bench in the middle of the police station and JR was apologetic that he'd assumed the worst about Colby, without a thought that she might have gotten into real trouble. He then said that Richie had done enough damage to JR's family, and Richie would not be the catalyst that made JR's sister do hard time.

Annie took her car to a remote area and after she got out and shifted the gear to neutral, she rolled it toward a tree to make it look like she'd been in an accident. She pulled the wrench out of the car and broke the headlights on one side and hit the hood until the car started to smoke. She then made her breathing shallow and left a panicked-sounding message in Ryan's voice mail. After she ended the call, she told her husband in absentia that he'd better call her back, and that he'd better not be with Greenlee.

As Greenlee and Aidan made love, they were unaware that the gas line in the fireplace had been undone and the toxic fumes had leaked into the room."

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