Tad returns home and tells Dixie Cara has taken off. Dixie wants to help because she is grateful to Cara for being good to him and Kathy. Tad realizes they need to be at the courthouse, as Marissa and AJ enter. She tells them JR tried to bribe the judge. She wants to find JR, but Dixie and Tad feel they should talk to JR first.
At the mansion, JR spits out more hateful things about Marissa and Bianca raising his son. Liza angrily cuts him off and Colby jumps in to defend Marissa and Bianca. Liza tells JR if he continues to act this way he will lose any chance he has at seeing AJ. Through clenched teeth, JR asks what his next move should be. Liza tells him to find another lawyer. Colby pleads with her mother to help JR, as Tad and Dixie rush in. JR doesn’t want their help or judgment. Liza and Colby leave, as Dixie and Tad appeal to JR. They urge him not to make the same mistakes with AJ that Adam made with him. After more pleading, JR says he missed Dixie and hugs her. He promises to make it right. Dixie boxes up all of JR's booze and tells him to grab on to her whenever he needs her. He vows no more distractions. It's all about AJ from now on.
Liza meets with Colby at ConFusion. Liza agrees to help JR, but only for her.
At the hospital, Ryan is outraged that Zach is backing David. Griffin enters and gets filled in on Zach siding with Dr. H. Zach defends David saying they have a chance to do something good with David's work. He wants Ryan to get onboard. Ryan wonders how David saved him without knowing about the plane crash. Zach recounts that he knew his casino partners were after him so he told David to stand by and revive him like he did for Greenlee if something should happen. Griffin leaves, as Kendall says she is with Zach and will stand by David because he brought her husband back to her. Ryan continues to bad mouth David, but Zach says if he goes against David, he's going against him. Zach asks for a minute alone with Ryan and the women head to the hallway. Greenlee urges Kendall to be careful in regards to David, but Kendall says she's made up her mind and so has Zach. Meanwhile, Zach tries to explain his stance to Ryan saying David factors into his plans.
After they kiss in his hotel room, David says he doesn’t want to take advantage of Cara. She assures him she's not a fragile flower. She also doesn’t feel like an outsider with him. He let her in and she likes it. She wants to stay. Cara moves in for another kiss and they end up in bed. After they have sex, David says he wants to keep it a secret for her sake. Cara doesn't have any regrets. They kiss again and David says he can't let her leave Pine Valley. He offers her a job working on Project Orpheus. She needs to think about it. After they get dressed, Cara opens the door to Griffin. David explains he offered Cara Griffin's old position at Project Orpheus. Griffin orders his sister to turn him down. Cara won't let Griffin tell her what to do and says she is considering his offer. She leaves and Griffin gets in David's face. Griffin accuses him of doing something to Zach because he's talking about him like he's the second coming. David chuckles and says the day just gets better and better.
Tad returns home to plead JR's case to Marissa. Marissa is leery, but she's willing to work with him. After Marissa leaves, Cara stops by. She's sorry she worried him and then informs him she's working with David now.
Marissa walks into the mansion and tells JR AJ isn't ready to see him yet. JR tells her he will win back his son's trust. If she sees improvement on his part, she will try to change AJ's mind. She leaves and JR hardens as he talks to a photo of his father. He knows Adam wouldn’t let anyone steamroll over him. He says it's on. He won't let that "bitch" take AJ from him.
David enters Zach's hospital room as Ryan continues to question Zach. Greenlee and Kendall return as Zach tells David he wants to partner with him on Orpheus. David shakes his hand and says he's in.
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