10/24/2008 David Vows Vengeance

"Jake reluctantly broke the news to Zach, Bianca, and Greenlee that they had been unable to awaken Kendall from the anesthesia. Zach thought that meant that his wife was in a coma, but Jake explained that it wasn't uncommon for someone who had a seizure during surgery to be unresponsive for a period of time. Greenlee asked after her best friend's prognosis, but as Jake tried to lay out what the future held, Zach decided he'd had enough and took off for his wife's bedside, despite protests.

Jake donned his scrubs and caught up with Zach in Kendall's operating room. Another doctor tried to order Zach out of the room but Jake insisted that it was okay. Zach sat down and told his unconscious wife that he and the boys were okay and said that all she needed to do was rest and get better. Zach then asked what the next steps would be. Jake started to tell him, but Zach interrupted him unceremoniously and let him know in no uncertain terms that he held Jake solely responsible for Kendall's state.

Bianca paced the nursery while she and Greenlee waited for news on Kendall. Greenlee, who sat in a nearby rocking chair and held Bianca's newest child, assured her that Kendall would fight her way back to them as she always did. She then thanked Bianca for allowing her to hold the little girl. Without a thought, Bianca told Greenlee that she was family. She then acknowledged the rough year that Greenlee had, and informed her that Kendall had kept her apprised of all of the Pine Valley happenings. She said that despite all the pain and misery that had rained down upon Kendall and Greenlee over the past year, that which did not kill them made them stronger, and their unique friendship always seemed to trump all.

Zach returned to the nursery and informed Greenlee and Bianca that Kendall was in a coma, and that the blame was squarely on Jake. Greenlee tried to get him not to go down the road of vengeance, but Zach could not be placated. Joe walked into the room moments later and told Bianca that he'd heard Erica had made it through the storm, had flagged down an ambulance, and was en route to the hospital. Zach interrupted and insisted that Joe make a call as to how they would deal with Jake's inappropriate behavior. Joe tried to say that all of the doctors had done the best they could, but Zach though the approach was merely about covering all the bases. Zach asserted that Jake would be taken off the case and replaced with someone who could fix what went wrong, or the hospital would face a lawsuit unlike any other. Joe took him out into the hall and told him that a neurosurgeon had been brought in and would take over Kendall's case regardless, but had been tied up with other cases, and Jake had been brought in to help. Zach started to rage on about all that Jake had done wrong but Bianca called his name out sharply to stop him. She got him to see that his sons had arrived, which allowed Joe to promise, before he made a quick getaway, that they would do all they could to help Kendall.

Zach picked his boys up and told them that although their mom was sleeping, everything would be all right. He then took them into the nursery, where Bianca and Greenlee had retreated, and introduced them to their new cousin. Bianca announced again that her baby girl still didn't have a name, so Zach offered to work with his sons to think of one. A nurse came in moments later and told them that Kendall had been moved to ICU. Zach handed off the boys to Rachael, and Greenlee offered to stay with Bianca's baby so that she and Zach could go see Kendall. Zach stood in the shadows once they got to Kendall's room, which allowed Bianca to talk to her sister first. She begged her sister to wake up, as she had a new niece to meet, as well as Bianca's fantastic partner Reece. She insisted that as soon as the two met, Kendall would know why Bianca wanted her family to grow and why she'd asked Zach to help. At the mention of his name, Bianca turned to see if her brother-in-law wanted to speak, but found that he had quietly exited the room.

Aidan found Greenlee in the nursery and was surprised to find that the baby she held belonged to Bianca. She told him that Bianca had returned to town and was at the beach house with Kendall when the storm hit, and that Zach had delivered the baby. Somewhat determined to keep his wall up, he then asked her where Ryan was. She told him that Ryan had taken off with Annie to find Emma, who they believed had been abducted. His wall crumbled a bit with that news, and then some more when Greenlee told him that she was most worried about Kendall. Aidan told her that he'd heard Kendall had to be operated on, and Greenlee updated him with the news that Kendall had been moved to ICU, but that she might have fallen into a coma. With that, Aidan fell to his knees and attempted to comfort his shaken wife. He then pulled up a chair and told her that he'd always imagined her as she was at that moment - instinctively comforting the baby she held.

The Chandler mansion rescue team emerged from the tunnels and Adam was dismayed to see the destruction his house had suffered. Erica quickly disappeared and the group decided that she'd probably made a beeline to the hospital to check on Kendall. Annie then noted her dismay over the fact that they hadn't found her daughter and Adam wanted to know why she'd thought Emma would be there. Ryan piped up and said that they had discovered a sash in the tunnels that Emma had been wearing when she disappeared, and they believed that the little girl had been brought there. Adam confirmed that someone had indeed been living in his walls for some time, but that the newspaper clippings he and Erica found indicated that the focus had been on Babe, not Annie.

As soon as he mentioned his once and future daughter-in-law, Adam realized that he had no idea where his son and grandson were. Colby told him that they were both fine but that Babe was in bad shape. Ryan filled in that the Comeback had been hit and that Babe had been injured. Adam confirmed that all three were at the hospital and then started to head there. Colby tried to go with him but, afraid that there would be more tornados, Adam told her to stay at the house and said that if the sirens went off again, she needed to go to the basement. After he left, Annie told Ryan that they had the proof they needed to go to the police about the stalker. Ryan told her that he wanted to hold off on going to the station until after they had retrieved all of the information they could from the room where the mysterious person had stayed, to see if they could determine why he would take Emma.

Ryan retrieved the articles, but after he and the group inspected them, Pete asked why the mystery person would take Emma if they had been fixated on Babe. Before he stalked out of the house, Ryan paused and then said he knew why. The other three wasted no time and followed directly in his footsteps.

JR cried as he sat in the chapel and held Babe's lifeless body until he felt that someone had shown up in the doorway behind him. He turned and saw Babe's father, and had to deliver the news that his daughter had just died. Unwilling to accept that as truth, David ran to her side and picked her up, laid her on the floor and attempted to revive her via CPR. His actions only made JR cry harder as he pleaded with David to just let her go. David continued his efforts for a few more moments and then apologetically noted that after all he had done, he had come back to town for her. The door to the chapel opened and Krystal and Tad were surprised to see David there. Tad lifted David from the floor and strongly urged him to leave, while Krystal knelt by her daughter's body, lifted Babe into her arms, and cried for her loss.

A short time later, Joe found his way down to the chapel and was able to get Babe's body on a gurney. He then stood to the side as Krystal told her daughter that she wasn't sure how she would go on without her. She tearfully said goodbye and then Tad wrapped his wife in his arms and escorted her away. JR took his turn and apologized for not being the husband he should have been before. He told her that he'd always loved her, and always would, then he kissed her goodbye, as well. Orderlies wheeled her body toward the morgue and David painfully watched her body disappear in the hall. His grief was interrupted when Ryan showed up and assaulted him out of the belief that David took Emma. After David fell to the floor as a result of one of Ryan's blows, Joe, Tad, Krystal, and JR joined them in the hall. Ryan demanded that David return his little girl and Joe held him back and told Ryan that it was not the time. He informed Ryan and Annie that Babe had just died, and the duo reeled from the shock. David slowly rose to his feet, looked squarely at JR, and offered the young man up as someone to beat up. He announced that he'd come back to save his daughter from JR, but had been too late, and said that he blamed JR alone for Babe's death. He then looked at the entire group, damned them to hell, and hoped that he was the one that sent them there.

Jesse went to Natalia's room and when he found Angie and Frankie there, he asked if anyone had been hurt when the latest tornado hit the building. Frankie, unwilling to hold his tongue, said that everyone was fine physically, but that their relationship was on unsteady ground. Jesse tried to silence him when he pulled the "I'm your father" card but Frankie did not back down. He ripped his father apart when he confronted him with the facts that he had another life during the twenty years he was gone, and that he lied about it when he got back to town. Frankie started to shut down, but Angie insisted that her son let his father explain, so he reluctantly turned to face Jesse once again.

Jesse brokenly tried to piece together the complicated story of how Natalia and her mother provided the cover he needed to stay undetected by Papel, but Frankie didn't buy it. Natalia spoke up and assured Frankie that she and her mother weren't trying to take Jesse back. Frankie asked how she could be okay with that, and she told him that she'd done what she needed to. Angie broke in and asked why she'd come to town if she hadn't wanted Jesse to return to her family for good, and Natalia admitted that her mother had been in a bad place and she thought that a visit from Jesse would help. Frankie, still enraged, caustically joked about the situation and said that perhaps they should work out some sort of shared custody arrangement. Jesse tried to get his son back in line, but Frankie was finished with his father's attempts to right things, and stormed out.

Angie wanted Natalia to get some rest, so she took Jesse out into the hall and asked him to tell her about Natalia's mother. Jesse didn't know what good it would do, but Angie said it would offer her some perspective. He told her that the other woman's name was Rebecca, but then continued to apologize and acknowledged that this newest information had to hurt. Angie told him that what hurt was that he thought he could walk away from Rebecca and Natalia the way he did with Angie and Frankie. His story spilled out and Jesse confessed that the thought of life without Angie and Frankie drove him to a mental institution. Rebecca had been the light out of that tunnel and they built a life and family together after that. He then told Angie that Rebecca always knew that he could never give Angie and Frankie up, and that she was the one that told him that he and Angie would reconnect. He admitted that he had love for Rebecca, but had only ever been in love with Angie. His story stopped, as an officer approached them and asked that he help handle a situation. He agreed, but told Angie that he would return soon. When he took off, Angie reentered Natalia's room and stared as the young woman rested.

Frankie stormed down the hall and as he tried to get information on the patients he needed to treat, he took out his frustration on the nurses. Taylor arrived on the scene and asked how her old friend had held up through the storms. Filter off, he told her that he'd just found out that he had a sister he didn't know about and a father who lied about it all. He then stormed off in another direction and left Taylor to reel on her own with the information.

Taylor found Jake in a stairwell and revealed that she and Jesse were the ones responsible for getting the hospital generator back in working order. She then asked how things had gone for him, and he filled her in on what happened with Kendall's surgery. He confessed that when the lights went out, he briefly forgot where he was and reverted back to the rules in Africa - where there were no rules. He also told her that because of his decision, Kendall had suffered a seizure and he wasn't certain if he'd done more harm than good.

Tad and JR accompanied Krystal back to Babe's hospital room and watched as the woman gingerly handled her daughter's belongings, extracting hair from her brush and breathing in her scent from a left-behind robe. As the tears overwhelmed her and wracked her body, the two men drew near in an attempt to hold her up. JR then put his hand in his pocket, and removed the rings he and Babe had planned to use for their fourth and final wedding. The sure knowledge that it would never become reality crashed an entirely new wave of pain over his body, and Tad found that he had to hold his son up as well. A nurse interrupted them and asked Tad if he knew where his father was. When he told her that he didn't know, she whispered something in his ear. He instructed her to lock the hospital down and said that he would locate his father as quickly as possible. Before he left the room, he was forced to tell Krystal and JR that someone had removed Babe's body from the morgue.

Not far outside of the hospital, David cradled Babe's body as they sat upon the ground. He told her that when he realized she'd been drawn back into JR's web, he'd come back for her. He apologized again for being too late, and swore that he would make everyone responsible pay.

Taylor decided that she wanted some coffee and told Jake that she would return shortly. She passed Joe on her way down to the next level, as he made his way up to talk to his son. He informed Jake that he'd talked to the medical team that had been in Kendall's operating room and, before he realized that Zach had shown up in the stairwell behind him, he told Jake that he'd made a mistake and took an unnecessary risk with a patient. Zach's anger boiled to the surface once again and he stepped up to the landing to confront Jake. When Jake insisted that he'd done the best he could for Kendall and tried to walk away, Zach grabbed him and threw him up against a wall to prevent him from leaving, and in the process, slammed into Taylor and sent her flying down the stairs.

Jesse met up with Ryan and Annie and took their statements about their belief that David had taken their daughter. Ryan told him that it had happened once before when David used Emma to try to convince Dixie that the little girl was her long-lost daughter. Jesse agreed to put out an APB to bring David in, and took off to get the process started. Moments later, Annie's cell phone beeped and she noted that service had been restored. She looked at her phone and asked if Ryan had left her a message. When he denied doing so, she played the message over the speakerphone and together they found out that Emma had made her way back to the penthouse and had called her mother to let her know that she was home. They raced back to the penthouse and screamed out their daughter's name - but got no response. Ryan ran into the kitchen to see if Emma had hidden out in there, but Annie quickly called him back when she saw an out-of-place envelope on the table. He emptied the envelope of its contents - a picture of their little girl and a note comprised of cut-out letters that instructed them not to go to the police if they wanted Emma to live.

Bianca sang a song for safekeeping to her sister, but was interrupted when Frankie entered the room and told her that the ambulance that her mother had flagged down to get her to the hospital had been in an accident. Meanwhile, as Angie watched undetected, Jesse returned to Natalia's room and told her that everything would be all right.

Adam arrived at the hospital and asked a medic if he knew where JR was. The medic referred him to another location but, before he could head off, he overheard Frankie as he talked to another doctor about all of the injuries that might come in. He stopped Frankie and asked if anyone he knew was on board the incoming ambulances, and Frankie told him that Erica might have been hurt. When a gurney came in moments later and the EMTs noted that the woman under the sheet had lost her life en route to the hospital, Adam unthinkingly spoke Erica's name, not realizing that Bianca was behind him and believed he spoke absolute truth about her mother."

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