09/12/2008 Kendall Accuses Annie

"In the waiting room at the hospital, Kendall was more than skeptical about Annie's latest trip to the hospital, while her best friend and husband were more concerned about being supportive.

In the examining room, Annie and Ryan anxiously awaited some news about the precarious state of Annie's pregnancy. In the interim, Annie apologized for the restraining order, and Ryan apologized for barging into her room and losing his temper. The OB/GYN came over then and said that the fetal heartbeat had stabilized and that they just needed to see what the blood work told them. They were somewhat relieved at the news, and the doctor told Annie to rest while she tried to rush the results. She left the room, and Annie asked Ryan to check on Emma. He agreed, and went out into the hall. He found the doctor there and asked if there was anything else he needed to know. She promised to keep him updated and they parted ways.

Back in the room, Richie made an appearance and applauded his sister's efforts as he noted that things were going better than he had expected. He proceeded to praise her for all of her just in time efforts that led her to the hospital bed and Ryan beside her. Annie freaked out and said that she had not used the baby to lure Ryan back, and that being in the hospital was just a stroke of bad luck. Richie reminded Annie that she had scaled drain pipes and fire escapes in her attempt to kill Greenlee and those things were conscious choices. With the truth pressed in her face, Annie demanded that he leave her alone because she needed to do as Ryan asked and rest. Richie agreed that she needed to make sure she took better care of herself since the baby was the only reason Ryan wasn't running off into the sunset with Greenlee. Furious, Annie repeatedly demanded that he leave her alone, and turned her back to him in an effort to sleep.

Greenlee, Kendall and Zach met up with Ryan and he updated them. Greenlee told him that he should be assured that Annie would fight as hard for their unborn child as she did when Emma was taken from her. He left them to call his daughter, and Zach followed his trail. Kendall immediately chastised Greenlee for her supportive words and said that they needed to do something to save Ryan from Annie's games. Greenlee urged her best friend to only be supportive and leave the rest of it alone. Kendall was outraged that Greenlee and Zach were willing to stand around with blinders on when she could clearly see that Ryan needed their help to get away from Annie and the baby that was perfectly fine. Greenlee was shocked at Kendall's lack of compassion for what she viewed as a trying time, but Kendall refused to see the situation in any sort of positive light.

After Ryan hung up the phone and reported that Emma was okay, Zach facetiously offered to buy him a cup of coffee. They walked over to the coffee station and as Zach poured, Ryan admitted his fear that perhaps the reason he couldn't get relationships right was because he was undeserving. He recalled all of the fighting he had to do for his kids and said that he was the common link. Zach tried to convince Ryan that he wasn't the cause of this latest hospital visit but because he wasn't in a space to listen, Ryan simply noted that if they lost the baby that Annie was carrying, he would take it as a sign. Zach tried to remind Ryan that Annie pushed every button she knew of to get Ryan back but Ryan was firmly entrenched in his tunnel vision belief that he was a failure as a father because he hurt not only his children, but everyone he loved.

Ryan said that he could no longer deny that his father was a part of him, but Zach told him that although their fathers tried every violent trick in the book to keep them in line, they no longer owned their sons. He reminded Ryan of a trick that he taught Zach to get Spike to fall asleep and said things like that proved that Ryan was already changing the course of history. Ryan felt he might not be able to continue on that path if Annie kept him away from his kids and asked if Zach thought Annie would continue to fight him. Zach shrugged and said that everyone had moments where they felt like they knew everything and that even then, something new was learned.

Kendall ranted on about how bad Annie was for Ryan and how upset she was that everyone was content to let it happen. Greenlee told her that she only wanted Ryan's happiness and everything else was not their business. Kendall refused to see reason, even though Greenlee asserted that the situation was not about Annie, but about the children and Ryan's need to be a good father. Kendall then said that Greenlee needed Ryan to be happy so that he would stay out of her marriage. Greenlee screwed up her face in confusion and noted that her commitment to her husband had nothing to do with Ryan. Kendall told her that she had made the decision to marry Aidan before she knew that Ryan was still in love with her, but Greenlee told her that what Ryan felt didn't change the love and commitment that she shared with Aidan. Kendall then repeated her ranting about how crazy Annie had proven herself to be and how much she believed Ryan had to get away from her.

Greenlee tried to get Kendall to switch to a more positive tack for Annie's sake but Kendall wanted no part of it, as she believed Annie had been nothing but trouble. Greenlee reminded her of the good things that Annie had done but Kendall, while she knew where Annie was coming from, felt the woman continued to push things too far. Finally frustrated with her best friend's point of view, Greenlee excused herself and left to call Aidan.

After all the medical personnel vacated Annie's room, Kendall snuck in and warily eyed the sleeping patient within. She watched Annie until the young woman woke up and realized she had company. Kendall stood over her and asked if she was proud of herself for the course she'd taken with Ryan. Annie asked her to leave but when Kendall didn't move, Annie tried to reach for the call button. Kendall got to it first and told Annie that she would be allowed to call someone after she'd listened to what Kendall had to say. She lit into Annie for her horrid treatment of Ryan but was surprised when Annie gave her a taste of her own medicine. Annie told her that she and Greenlee didn't want Ryan to be happy – they wanted him to pledge his eternal devotion to only the two of them so that they could dictate the way he lived his life. She called Kendall and Greenlee sick and that set Kendall off, and caused her to remind Annie that she tricked Ryan into having this latest child and had used it to trap a man who didn't love her.

Angry beyond words, Annie lunged for the control but was blown back by another shockwave of pain. Kendall didn't believe the play for a few moments but when she realized that Annie wasn't faking, she quickly called for help. Doctors ran toward the room quickly, followed closely by Ryan, Greenlee and Zach. When Ryan asked what happened, Kendall feigned innocence. She stalked back to the waiting room and Zach followed her and asked what she had done. She tried to maintain that innocence but Zach told her that he saw her face when she came out of the room, and that he knew she hadn't been able to stop herself from accusing Annie. She finally confessed, and Zach simply walked away. Greenlee was next in line and she told Kendall that what she had done was cruel and that Kendall had better hope that the baby survived. Kendall rejected the blame and said that Greenlee only wanted things to go that way so that her marriage would stay solid. She noted her belief that if Ryan came to her with all of his love, Aidan wouldn't stand a chance. Just then, Aidan showed up and glared accusingly at Kendall.

In the room, Ryan held Annie as she sobbed and said that she felt that they had lost the baby. Although the doctor continued to look for signs of hope, she eventually gave up and apologized. Annie completely broke down and Ryan held her even tighter. The doctor left them alone, and Ryan asked what Kendall had said. Annie told him that it didn't matter and that the loss wasn't Kendall's fault. She confessed that she had done a myriad of horrible things in the name of holding her family together and said that she had kept them hidden. She then told him that she needed to let him in on all of those secrets, once and for all.

Jake reconnected with Tad at ConFusion, who was pleasantly surprised to see his doctor brother's attempt at a social life. Jake took the ribbing fairly well until Tad mentioned that he'd heard Jake had planned to stick around Pine Valley for a while. Jake tried to blow it off, but Tad assumed it was about a woman. Jake made a play at pretending that his brother was wrong but failed miserably and had to confess. Tad pressed for details and after a bit of a delay, Jake told him that he had taken advice from their father about getting out and having fun. Though worried about his source of advice, Tad seemed pleased that Jake had found a way to follow through. He then hinted at his belief that Jake was dating the woman from the Army, but Jake denied as much but asked how he knew about Taylor. Tad told him that he'd gotten his information from Jesse and was again curious when he realized that Taylor had not been the object of his brother's affections.

Jake admitted that he had been dating Amanda, much to his brother's surprise. He went on to say that Amanda's spontaneity and lack of complications kept him interested. Tad immediately reminded his brother who had given birth to Amanda as a way of noting that his love interest indeed had many issues, but Jake refused to let that fact taint what he'd found. Jesse showed up and Tad offered to by another round for everyone. Jake declined, as he had to pick up Amanda, but Jesse accepted. After the younger Dr. Martin vacated the premises, Tad asked after Angie. Jesse assumed that she had run late because of something at the hospital.

Jesse told Tad about Frankie's reenlistment and admitted that he didn't want to his son to go back. He said that because he asked the officers at the station to risk their lives every day, he didn't feel it was right to have a different set of rules for his son. Tad scoffed at that and said that every parent had those separate rules. He then offered that the up side of having both Cass and Frankie gone would be more one on one time with Angie. Jesse pondered that briefly but the process was interrupted when he spotted something outside the window. He excused himself and dashed out of the room as Tad sat at the bar, puzzled at his hasty exit.

When Jesse returned, he told Tad that he thought he'd spotted his old friend that offered him the job at PVU but it turned out to be a false alarm. He then informed Tad that the station had called and needed him to return to work to put out a fire. He assured Tad that Angie would be there soon and he would return as fast as possible.

Amanda twirled out into the common area of the yacht to get Taylor's take on her dress. Once she got approval, she thanked the vet for vacating the place so that she and Jake could have a romantic dinner. Taylor offered to find another place to sleep but Amanda told her it wouldn't be necessary. After a brief pause, Amanda asked if Taylor was interested in Jake as more than a friend. Taylor sidestepped the question and said that she could be deployed at any moment and would be an idiot if she got into a relationship. Amanda called her bluff, reminded her that she said nothing of a relationship and remarked that Taylor still hadn't answered the question.

Taylor admitted that she found Jake to be an interesting person and said that it was because of his Doctors Without Borders experience. That aside, she noted that they had very little in common and aside from her knowledge that she was not right for the doctor, she didn't feel as though it was her place to say who Jake should be with. Amanda smiled coyly and asked if Taylor thought Jake should continue to date her. Taylor asked what Amanda felt when she was alone with Jake and he held her close. When her answer was ‘heaven', Taylor said that Amanda was meant to be with him. Just then, Amanda realized that she forgot the appetizer and begged Taylor to finish setting the table while she ran to the store. Taylor agreed but told her to hurry.

Taylor dimmed the lights and found a romantic song to play. As she lit the candles on the table, she let the song carry her back to a time when she'd been able to dance with the man she loved. Jake showed up while she was entranced and when she finally realized that he'd arrived, they shared no words, only a look.

Angie returned home and found Frankie as he prepared to leave. He kept silent and she told him that he wouldn't be able to avoid her forever. He replied that there was nothing more to say because the decision about his return to Iraq was final. Angie then surprised him and said that she had a way to keep him out. Frankie didn't want to hear about ways that a note from his mother could keep him from his duty. He told her that his talk with Taylor reminded him of what he'd signed up to do. Angie, unwilling to consider anything that Taylor had to say, showed him studies done on people that had purposefully done things to prevent themselves from being redeployed. He told her that he wouldn't consider her options because they weren't valid, and she told him that he needed to do something because she would do anything possible to keep her only son from being killed.

Frankie berated his mother for her endless attempts to keep him from a return to the front lines, as if all of the other soldiers were dispensable but he wasn't. He reminded her that every soldier was someone's child and that every soldier had to be brave to make sure their country was safe. Angie then told him that if he left her and reenlisted, she would die. He called her on the unfairness of her statement, and she told him that she would say or do whatever was necessary to keep him home. Without another word, walked away from her, picked up his bag and started to walk out the door. He looked back one time and before he closed the door, through her tears, she told him that she would not lose her family.

A short time later, Angie paid a late night visit to Fusion and found Randi frustrated over a project. She offered to help but Randi rejected it, still not okay with Angie after all she'd done to keep her away from Frankie. Angie said that she wasn't there about their relationship and instead delivered the stunning news about Frankie's return to the military. She then admitted that although she has tried everything she could think of, she hadn't been able to break through the wall that Frankie had put up. Randi was a bit taken aback, given that a few weeks ago, she hadn't been allowed in the Hubbard household. Angie noted that they'd had their differences, but they needed to be united. She told Randi that she might be the one person that could get through to Frankie and make him stay.

Randi invited Frankie over to Fusion and told him that since they were both working late, she thought they should spend their dinner break together. She invited him to sit at her desk where she had some take-out set up, but when he referred to it as ‘chow', she took that opening to ask about the army. She told him that she'd heard about him going back to Iraq and wondered why he hadn't told her. He said that he found out the night that Fletcher died and didn't want to burden her with anything else. She told him that their promise to be open and honest with each other came before all of that. She asked him what his leaving would do to his family, and he said he believed they would be all right.

He then asked her to try to understand why he agreed to go back and that it wouldn't be forever. She reminded him of how he'd stayed with her on the yacht until she fell asleep and noted that when she woke up, it was the first time she felt that she'd found someone she could trust. She then asked if he'd thought about what his leaving would do to her. Frankie confessed that he knew that he had reasons to stay but couldn't. She suggested that they run away together – like people often did in movies – and said that she knew someone that would be able to help them. Frankie rejected the ideas because he felt that they would get arrested but she promised that her contact was very good at what he did and that no one would know. Frankie told her that she couldn't leave town because of all of the good things she'd found, and although she agreed, Randi said that she would give it all up for him.

Angie arrived at ConFusion and told Tad about the latest with her son. He acknowledged that he'd heard about it and said that Frankie had a strong sense of duty – just like his father. Angie asked after her husband and Tad told her he'd gotten a call and had to go back to the station briefly. Then, a phone started to ring, and Angie discovered that it was Jesse's phone. This struck Tad, as he realized that Jesse didn't have his phone on him when he went outside and therefore couldn't have gotten a call. Angie answered it but no one spoke on the other end. She told Tad that they'd gotten a few calls like it on their home phone and Jesse's cell. She admitted to her worry that someone was after her husband."

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