01/09/2009 JR Tries To Make David Confess

"Emma was dropped off at the penthouse and mentioned an upcoming class trip to the aquarium. Annie was supposed to act as a chaperone, but obviously she'd be unable to help out. Greenlee said that she'd be happy to be help out. Ryan took the opportunity to ask his little girl how she felt about the idea of Greenlee being around more often. Emma was worried when he clarified that he and Greenlee planned to get married. She asked about her mother, and Ryan told her that he and Annie had decided that because they didn't love each other the same way they used to, they would be better off as friends. He then had to assure Emma that no matter what, nothing would change how he loved her. Satisfied with his answer, she asked if she would be invited if they had a wedding. The adults chuckled and when Greenlee asked if Emma knew anyone that would be interested in being their flower girl, the little girl eagerly raised her hand.

While Zach loaded Bianca's car with bags, Reese reluctantly bid farewell to her beloved. She briefly reconsidered her decision to stay in Pine Valley, but Bianca pointed out that with all of the work Reese would be leaving behind, Reese would end up being on the phone for most of the trip, which was something that did not lend itself to romance. Reese agreed and the trip was back on track until Bianca heard Gabrielle cry. She asked if they needed her to delay her departure, but Zach and Reese assured her that they would be fine for one night and shooed her out the door. Once the door closed, Bianca looked back and was uncomfortable at how close her fiancée and brother-in-law seemed to be.

Erica found an unsettled Opal at the Martin residence and Opal regaled her with stories of how Krystal had spent an exorbitant amount of time with David while Tad had been out of town. She also learned that David had plied Krystal with pills as a way for her to deal with her grief, and had gotten Krystal addicted. Erica noted that Krystal couldn't be trusted and that her track record with men proved that. She then segued into a bash session about Reese, which Opal didn't get, as she believed that Reese had been nothing but good for the youngest Kane child. Erica pointed out that Reese had hidden her past engagement to a man, in addition to the architect's increasingly close relationship with Zach. Opal called her on that theory, as both she and Erica knew that the only woman for Zach was Kendall. She urged Erica to trust the solid head that Bianca had on her shoulders, and Erica caved in and said that she should make an effort to really get to know Reese. They bid each other farewell and just as Erica left, Kathy came down the stairs in search of Krystal. Opal wasn't able to tell her when Krystal would be home, but offered to make a call and find out.

The call went unanswered, so when Kathy came back downstairs with a book to read before bedtime, Opal told her that Krystal would be back soon and that they would read the book until she got home. They had barely started when they heard the door open, and both were surprised when it was Tad, not Krystal, that walked through the door. Opal sat stunned on the couch while Kathy ran to her father for a bear hug. Opal had to be prompted to do the same, but her stunned behavior melted into a nervous disposition as her son asked questions about his wife's whereabouts. Opal knew that she wasn't good at hiding the truth from Tad, so she quickly made excuses about why she had to leave, and practically ran out the door.

Krystal made a beeline to Wildwind and desperately tried to convince JR that hurting David was a bad idea, but the young mogul ignored her plea and tried to make her see that David was using her to get custody of Little Adam. When David refused to confess to the plan, JR noted that there was no reason to keep him alive and aimed a gun at the doctor's head. David, who never had a problem pushing people to their limits, dared JR to pull the trigger. JR was tempted, as it would get David out of their lives, but Krystal reminded her son-in-law that he would spend the rest of his life in jail. JR thought it would be worth it, but Krystal continued to try to talk him down. JR was disgusted that she would defend David after all he had done, but Krystal asserted that David became a different person after Babe's death. A realization came over JR and he noted aloud that he should have realized before that Krystal's protests were linked to the fact that she was sleeping with David.

Instead of addressing the accusation, Krystal instead attempted to refocus the discussion on JR's drinking, and said that he couldn't expect to keep custody of his son if he wasn't able to stay sober. JR lashed out at her for her avoidance of responsibility, but when both she and David insisted that they had done nothing but help each other through the pain, JR announced that they disgusted him and he walked out. Krystal untied David and he went directly for his phone and said that he wanted to call the police. Krystal was horrified with the idea and worked really hard to convince David that sending JR to jail would be a bad idea. David agreed not to bring in the authorities, but followed directly with the notion that he didn't need the police to make JR pay for what he had done.

Krystal begged David to let his vengeful feelings go, but David told her that JR had taken things too far. She reminded him that they had agreed that she needed to put an end to their indiscretions and fix things with her family. David begged her to wait, and justified their actions when he said that everything they had done was to comfort each other. He then pulled her close and kissed her again, but the kiss was cut off when Opal snuck into the house and caught them in the act. She berated them for their actions and then, as an aside, informed Krystal that Tad was home. Opal stormed back out of the house. Krystal became extremely upset because she believed that Opal would reveal all to her son. David didn't think that was the case and urged her to go home and do damage control.

Frazzled, Bianca went to Ryan's place to try to clear her head. She confessed that she was still having doubts about Reese's relationship with Zach, but said that she would soon know if anything was going on. Greenlee overheard the conversation as she came down the stairs, and asked what Bianca had done. Bianca told them that she had lied about driving to Connecticut and planned to see what, if anything, would happen when Reese and Zach had a chance to be alone. Greenlee warned her against it and said that if Reese found out what she'd done, the trust between them could be lost for good. Bianca worried that her behavior made her look crazy, but Ryan told her that she just seemed to be in love with Reese and concerned about losing her. They were interrupted by a phone call from Reese and, when Bianca answered, Reese told her to be safe, as she wouldn't know what to do if she lost Bianca. They confessed their love for each other and when Bianca hung up, she told Ryan and Greenlee that she had been stupid to think that her plan could work.

Bianca talked out her feelings of insecurity, and realized that she had spent far too much time focused on why her relationship might fail. She decided that she needed to go home and rectify things. She asked Ryan and Greenlee not to tell anyone that she had been here, but Ryan told her that she had nothing to be ashamed of. Bianca visibly winced and assured them that she did.

Alone in the house, with the kids in bed, Zach and Reese opened a bottle of wine and chatted briefly about the trials and tribulations of parenting. Reese then noted that she wouldn't be able to take advantage of the extra room in her bed because she planned to stay up all night and work. Zach assured her that the city wanted to rebuild and that she should have a clear shot at a permit.

A short time later, Erica stopped, but her attempt at goodwill was short-lived once she found that Reese and Zach would be in the house overnight without Bianca. She called Reese on the fact that she hadn't been forthcoming about Simon, and went so far as to suggest that her involvement with Zach was more involved than it should be. She laid out certain scenarios as evidence, but Reese stood firm that she and Zach were just friends. Erica didn't let up until Zach called her out on her intentions. He reminded her that the only woman on his mind was Kendall, and that Erica was wrong to think otherwise. Erica told him that she didn't have cause to suspect him, and then announced that Bianca deserved far better than Reese before she stormed out.

Tears streamed down Reese's face as she gave in to the fear that Bianca might leave because of her mother's beliefs, but Zach forced her to reexamine her feelings. He informed her that Erica's modus operandi was to push people to their breaking point, and since she couldn't do so with her usual target - Kendall - she chose to do so with Bianca.

After his mother's departure, Tad took a few moments to catch up with his daughter. In the course of conversation, she mentioned that she'd heard some jokes from Dr. David. Tad pressed the issue and was none-too-pleased to find out that David had been spending time with Tad's family.

After they put Emma to bed, and Ryan tried to convince Greenlee that she needed to spend more time at his house, they both admitted that they felt slightly guilty about being so happy when their loved ones had so much trouble with commitment.

Krystal got home and flung herself into Tad's arms as she professed how much she'd missed him and how glad she was that he was home. After the initial bliss, Tad asked where she'd been. Krystal hesitated, which allowed enough time for JR to drunkenly stroll in. He announced that he could easily disclose Krystal's whereabouts.

Erica returned to her suite and found that Opal had been let in, and wondered why she was there. Opal told her about what she'd walked in on at Wildwind and how she had to avoid the truth when Tad had returned home. Erica was shocked that Opal hadn't told her son about Krystal's betrayal, and said that she wouldn't sit back while Bianca got her heart broken again. Meanwhile, Zach apologized to Reese for being so harsh with her. She told him that he didn't come close to the damage that Erica had done, and admitted that she questioned moving to Pine Valley in the first place. She told him that things had been fine with Bianca when they were in Paris, but when they moved to town, things started to fall apart. Zach reassured her that she was the best thing that had happened to Bianca, and wrapped her in a comforting hug. Outside the door, Bianca saw the embrace and found it to be suspect.

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