12/12/2008 Reese's Father Visits

"JR was stunned when he saw that David had brought Krystal home. He demanded an explanation, but when he got one, he refused to acknowledge it as valid. He banished David from the house and, after the doctor left, JR banned Krystal from ever seeing him again. Krystal denied that anything was going on with David, but JR believed Krystal was being used in her hour of need. He told her that David pulled the same thing with Dixie and destroyed her world. Krystal said that her world was destroyed when Babe died. JR commiserated and told her that David could do nothing good for her. He told her that if she needed someone to lean on, she should choose him over David.

She swore that David was just a friend and JR let her go on about the connection that she and David had. She spoke of how helpful he had been to her, until she realized that she was doing exactly what JR warned her about. JR thought that she needed to keep her distance, because until recently, the man that talked about the deep bond they shared was halfway around the world. JR reminded her that no matter what David said, he was still the same sadistic and evil man he'd always been. JR suggested that she needed to tell Tad, so that he could protect his family. Krystal rejected the proposition and said that Tad would make a big deal of it. JR told her that if she didn't, he would.

Rebecca was dazed after awaking from her coma, and collectively, the group told her that she had lost consciousness and that it was a miracle that she came back to them. Frankie had the neurologist paged, and Angie told Rebecca that all of her vitals pointed to her recovery. Meanwhile, Frankie mused on how Rebecca's recovery couldn't be medically explained. Randi told him that his mother was right - it was a miracle. A short time later, Frankie apologized for telling Natalia to let go of her mother, but she told him and Angie that she understood that they were trying to help. She admitted that she couldn't have gotten through it without them, and Angie told her she would never know what it would be like to be alone.

Frankie and Randi headed off to the photo shoot at Fusion, and the neurologist treated the rest to good news regarding Rebecca's condition. Natalia and Jesse went in to visit, which allowed David a chance to swoop in and ask what happened. When Angie told him that the patient had regained consciousness after extubation, he wasted no time reminding her that Rebecca was never supposed to be on life support. He warned her that if she pulled a stunt like that again, he would have her license. That goaded Angie into a fury, and she blasted him for his high and mighty routine. She then warned him that he should stay out of her way, and stalked off.

Back in the room, Angie and Jesse encouraged Natalia to let her mother rest, but before they left, Rebecca asked if it would be foolish to start radiation and chemotherapy. Angie told her that if anyone could fight the odds, it would be Rebecca. She then invited Rebecca to stay at their house again, but Rebecca thought that she and Natalia should go back to Denver. Angie demanded that Jesse, as chief of police, find a way to make Rebecca stay.

Aidan showed up at Oak Haven and Annie, who still believed Ryan to be her father, rejected his presence and repeatedly said she wanted to go home. Aidan told her that she was mistaken, and that he was really her father. In comforting tones, he promised to help her and to never leave her again. Annie still resisted, believing Aidan to be a stranger, until he talked to her about things specific to her - her favorite color, pastime, and worst nightmare. She eventually came around and believed this new man in an old role, and hugged him. They played cards until she told him that she was cold. She asked him to go home and get her sweater, so he left. On his way out, a doctor saw him and demanded to know who he was. He immediately fell into a routine that convinced her that he was a patient.

Just as the doctor started to escort Aidan to find his psychiatrist, Annie's doctor showed up. He identified Aidan as a patient that checked in earlier. Pleased enough with the response, the woman walked away. Once out of her earshot, Annie's doctor noted that he'd been offered bribes to get out of the hospital before, but never to get in. Aidan confirmed that no one could know why he was there, and the doctor asked what he planned to do on the inside. Before he could answer, a nurse interrupted them and Aidan effortlessly fell back into character. As if on cue, the doctor asked that Aidan be taken back to his room, and Aidan followed cooperatively along after he pretended to take some medicine. Later, when the coast was clear, Aidan returned to Annie's room with a blanket, which satisfied her. She then asked for a bedtime story, and as he abided by her wishes, a video camera hidden in the ventilation duct recorded his actions.

As they cleaned up from the night's festivities, Zach got a call from the nurse that a coma patient had woken up. Zach shared the news with the room, and then raced off to the hospital, with Bianca in tow, with the belief that Kendall was awake. Upon their arrival, they ran through the halls of the hospital to get to Kendall. The nurse that called was only able to stop Bianca, and explained her mistake. Bianca realized the effect it would have and took off again, with the hope that she could stop Zach before he got to Kendall's room. She arrived and found Zach staring solemnly at his unconscious wife. Bianca explained the mix-up, but when the nurse came in to apologize, he told her that he would make sure that her license no longer worked in any hospital. He then walked out of the room and overturned a cart in his rage. The police on patrol tried to calm him down, to no avail. He demanded to speak to the chief of staff. Jesse showed up and told his men that he would handle things, but Zach wanted nothing to do with him.

A short distance away, Bianca filled Frankie and Angie in on what had transpired, and Frankie realized his error when he didn't give the nurse a patient name. Angie offered to talk to Zach, but Bianca insisted she could handle it, and walked away. Bianca tried to convince Zach that another coma patient waking up was a good sign, but his spirits remained low. He asked for some time alone with his wife, but his request was only granted after he promised to behave. When Bianca left the room, Zach flashed back to what he thought he would see - Kendall sitting upright in the bed, ready to welcome him with open arms. David stopped by Kendall's room just then, as Zach had asked for him to be paged.

Zach revealed that he had heard about another coma patient that had woken up and ordered the doctor to make that happen for Kendall. David admitted that he had no idea what made the other woman wake up, and said that Zach needed to accept that Kendall would never wake up. Zach told him that he never would accept it, and David revealed that he felt the same way when both of his daughters died. David left him, and Zach made his way out into the hall and looked on as Angie promised Rebecca that they would work through her treatment together, as a family. He then went back to Kendall's room, blared music, and started to yell loudly for her to wake up. The patrol officers came again, but Zach would not be stymied. He demanded that they let him go, and when they did, he went out into the hall, punched a wall, and, with teary eyes, asked that his wife come back to him.

In the midst of walking down the hall in an attempt to strengthen her legs, Taylor ran into Jake and updated him on how things were going with Brot. He told her that Brot was still the man she fell in love with, and she recognized how painful the update must have been.

Taylor told him that she could no longer talk to him like a shrink. She then asked what they should do about their relationship. When she asked if they should forget it, he told her that he could never forget her. He then asked an orderly to help her back to her room

The doorbell rang and, when Reese answered, she found her father on the other side. He told her that he knew where she lived because her "friend" had called to invite them to the christening. He told her that he was headed to a meeting in Philly and thought he would take the opportunity to visit on his way through. He asked to come in so that he could see his grandchild. After he cooed over the baby, Reese told her father about getting married. He ignored her comment and asked how she liked living in Pine Valley. She was horrified that he would do such a thing, and confronted him on his betrayal. He told her he wanted to protect her from all of the pain associated with the prejudice in the world, but she told him that he hurt her most of all. He swore that was never his intention and then impulsively hugged her, and said how much he missed her. She resisted at first but soon wrapped her arms around her father.

He then tried to explain why he and her mother reacted the way that they did when she came out, but Reese told him that they should still love her even though she didn't follow the path they laid out for her. Her father was certain that she and her mother would be able to come to some sort of understanding, but Reese didn't feel it would happen until her mother stopped making everything about herself. Her father then encouraged her to come home for New Year's Eve. She briefly considered it, until she realized that Bianca was not invited. She demanded that he leave, and although he tried to circumvent her orders, he eventually abided by her wishes.

Amanda worked with a photographer to set up a Valentine's Day shoot and, as she did, she fantasized about being with Jake again. Later, once the photo shoot was in full swing, Frankie couldn't take his eyes off of Randi - who knew just how riveted her man was. Meanwhile, Amanda wallowed in jealousy over their connection. After the shoot wrapped, the photographer asked Amanda out for a drink, but she declined. Randi wanted to know why Amanda said she was unavailable, but Amanda was saved when her phone rang. David was on the other end, and requested an update on her progress with JR. Amanda reminded him that she would handle things in her own time and hung up on him. She then asked Randi for the dress she'd worn for the shoot so that she could wear it out.

Randi left to change, and after she rejoined Frankie in the foyer, he told her that watching her at the shoot solidified his love for her and desire to be with her. She told him that she loved him, too, but that she was still not ready to be with him physically. She thought he was upset, but he told her that she was worth the wait.

Jake showed up at Confusion and after he requested an open flowing bottle of scotch, he confessed that his troubles were wrapped up in the woman he had waited for, after he found out that she had been waiting for someone else. Shortly thereafter, Amanda went down to Confusion and ran into the very drunk Jake at the bar. It didn't take a lot of conversation to realize that Jake had been dumped. JR showed up just in time to save Amanda from being sucked into Jake's misery, but they couldn't get away before Jake's drunken ramblings made Amanda out to be nothing more than a call girl. The last straw was when Jake pointed out that Amanda wouldn't be a disappointment in bed, which caused JR to land a punch to the doctor's face.

Bianca went home and filled Reese in on what happened at the hospital. After she said that she felt that Zach had given up, she called Reese on not uttering a word since she had arrived home. Reese tried to blame it on being tired, but Bianca didn't believe her. She told Reese that she needed her to be in the moment and supportive instead of pulling away, and then asked her fiancée why she was holding back. Reese finally admitted that her father had stopped by for a visit. Bianca thought that the visit was a good thing, but Reese quickly told her that it had been a disaster, and asked how Bianca could out her in a situation like that."

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