Where They Belong.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

All the Martins gather together, JR confronts his father, and David's patient is revealed.

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A patient is wheeled into the hospital and wants Maria Santos to examine her. She thinks they know each other. Maria doesn’t think so, but she can't examine her because she's not on staff there. The patient tells her people are after her and declares she is Erica Kane's daughter. She also sees vampires. She feels like she knows Maria and feels this place is her home. Maria says Pine Valley is that kind of town.

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At home, Tad worries that he hasn't heard from his parents, who usually call like clockwork. Ruth rings the doorbell, surprising her son. Opal and Krystal return home and are thrilled to see Ruth, who is catching up with Dixie. She tells them Angie called Joe to ask him to be a temporary consultant so they are moving back to Pine Valley. Jamie is next to come to the door and Tad says no one deserves to be this happy. Jamie thinks no one deserves it more.

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Amanda and Jake meet up at the hospital. Joe shows up, as Maria finds them. Jake notes Maria is consulting on a patient for him. Maria steps away to take a call from Miami and Amanda notes her feeling that something good was going to happen is occurring right now.

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Joe, Jake and Amanda show up at the Martin house. As the family catches up, Dixie tells Joe she and Tad have never been happier and then steps out to text someone. Ruth marvels over the miracle Tad has been blessed with. Tad knows it and texts someone as well.

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After texting each other, Tad and Dixie meet up outside. They agree they're on the same page and then Tad unknowingly dials the house. Opal answers and tells the room she thinks Tad is about to pop the question. They all listen in as Dixie tells Tad he's done this before, so she'd like to give it a try. She tears up as she tells Tad he's her home and her heart. He's everything to her and where she belongs. Tad gave his heart to her 20 years ago. They say, "Together forever." Dixie asks if he will marry her. Tad says yes and they kiss. They hear their family cheering over the phone. Tad and Dixie return to their excited family, who celebrate their engagement.

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Upstairs at the mansion, JR sees Babe, who grabs the gun out of his hand. He cries as he tells her he missed her and then kisses her. She tells him she's scared for him and if he doesn’t change the course he's on, he will lose himself. JR is happy to have her back, but Babe tells him she's not real. David has just been messing with him. She says he would know in his heart if she were alive. Devastated, he tells her what's been going on since he lost her. He breaks down, but she tells him to let it all go and remember what a good man he is. He thinks it's too late, but she says it's never too late to change. As JR yells out and sobs, he grabs the gun.

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Adam and Brooke walk into the mansion and see all the boxes and empty rooms. Adam looks in his gun case and sees that one is missing. JR shows up and reminds him he said he could have that one. Adam says it's good to see him, but JR knows his father is there to tell him what a failure he is. JR lashes out at his father for cutting him out of the will. Brooke tells him Adam did it for his own good because he saw how the money corrupted him. JR thinks he was never the son Adam wanted him to be and he stayed away because he couldn't stand the sight of him. Adam denies it and Brooke explains that Adam took Stuart's death really hard. She also says that Adam wants JR to stand on his own two feet and be his own man. Adam thinks JR leaving Pine Valley could be the smartest move he could make. JR heads back upstairs and Adam laments his parenting skills and that Stuart isn't there. He then jumps because he thought he heard his brother's voice.

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JR returns to his room, grabs the gun and loads it. He says to himself in the mirror if people think he's bad now, they haven't seen anything yet.

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Griffin meets with David in the interrogation room. Griffin says the drugs aren't working on the patient and he doesn't know what to do. David can't tell him because he needs to see for himself what's going on. David summons Angie and asks her to convince Jesse to release him so he can save his patient. Jesse wants to know who the patient is first. David tells him, but Jesse doesn’t believe him because there was a police investigation and coroner's report. Angie appeals to Jesse to help save a life.

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In handcuffs and with Jesse by his side, David anxiously waits for his patient to be wheeled into the hospital. Griffin says it was touch and go, but he is still alive. After Jesse uncuffs him, David rushes to his patient's side and urges Stuart to fight.

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