My father or my husband?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

David asks Babe to choose between him and her husband.
Tad assures Annie that he will not stop seeking the truth about Emma's biological parents.
Dixie seeks Kendall's forgiveness and understanding.

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Annie's insistence that Emma is her daughter is contradicted by the DNA evidence.

David thinks about all the things that have happened between him and Dixie. Babe comes overwhy is he sitting there in the dark, and he shares his complaints and regrets with herespecially trashing JR.

"What are you planning to do?" asks Babe. She insists she happy with JR, and that they're planning to have another baby. If she's so happy, why is she cheating on him, asks David.

Babe denies that she's sleeping with Josh, and David tells her he's not upset. On the contrary, he thinks Josh is devoted to her and is a much better man than JR.

Jamie comes over and shares about the DNA test. An aggrieved David wonders why nobody listens to himnot even Babe. "They've even turned you against me."

Babe expresses her lack of confidence in her father, and David bases their lack of relationship on JR. She'd rather be JR's wife than his daughter? Yes, says David, and sends her away. "It didn't have to be this way," says babe, but he claims "there's no other choice.

Sean comes to Colby to see if she's ok. He attempts to straighten out things between them, and is sorry that her first time turned out to be such a disaster. He didn't know she was a virgin.

Adam bursts in angrily, demanding to know what Sean is doing in his houseafter he was warned to stay away from Colby. He says he'd do anything in the world to keep his daughter from being disrespectedand shatters a priceless vase to prove his point. Adam suggests Sean drop off the face of the earth. He tells Colby that he'll do anything to protect her, and urges her to have respect for herself.

Julia comes over to Tad's office and runs into Jamie. She tells him about the DNA test, and he's exultant that Emma might be his sister. But she's concerned about David's lukewarm reaction to the news.

Tad confronts Annie and Ryan, presenting the DNA test. He knows she's not a match. If she's not Emma's mother, who is? Annie says she can't explainbut that Emma is her daughter.

Ryan tells Tad that medical records are confidentialhow did Tad get Annie's? Tad asks Annie to try to understand what Dixie is going throughlooking for a child that was taken from her. He's going to help Dixie find the truthnot matter what it takes.

Tad assures Annie that a DNA test will eventually take place, whether or not Annie wants it. And if she's not Emma's biological mother and also didn't adopt the child, she may not have any legal right to Emma. They're going to leave, says Aidan, but they'll be back. Ryan says that until they get some real proof, they'll get no help from him.

Dixie comes to Kendall's house to talk to her. They exchange mutual apologies for the "terrible things" they've said to each other. Dixie wants the get Kendall's input about how to deal with Emma, and how it felt to be adopted.

Kendall tells her that no matter what she thinks about Annie, she is a good mother. Dixie truly believes her child belongs with hereven if it takes some heartache to make that happen. Kendall tells her she doesn't consider her wrong to fight for her child, and that she could have easily been in the same position.

Tad assures Annie that a DNA test will eventually take place, whether or not Annie wants it. And if she's not Emma's biological mother and also didn't adopt the child, she may not have any legal right to Emma. They're going to leave, says Aidan, but they'll be back. Ryan says that until they get some real proof, they'll get no help from him.

JR comes to talk to Zach, and asks for his promise that he not help Dixie do anything stupid. Zach tells him that he has his own family to worry about now, and Dixie is his and Tad's responsibility.

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