Marissa makes her move, Amanda confesses and Tad tries to figure things out.
Tad dreams of Dixie while sleeping on his couch. Kathy wakes him up wondering if he and Cara are mad at each other. Tad explains that they were just taking a time out. Cara brings Kathy some juice and then sends her to get her backpack for camp. Tad admits to Cara that he was thinking about them and just dozed off last night. He likes their arrangement, but he can't accept any more gratitude kisses. She is sorry for using the word grateful, insisting he means more to her than that. He believes her, but declines her invitation to go on a walk. Tad leaves and Cara talks to Kathy about Dixie. Kathy shows her a picture and says her mother is with the angels, but now she has her and Krystal.
Amanda dreams of being surrounded by her family at home as JR taunts her about being diseased. Jake wakes her up and then takes the day off to spend with her. Amanda sneaks out when Jake takes a shower.
Jake heads to the hospital when he discovers Amanda has left. He calls and leaves a message as Tad approaches. Jake shares his fears over what's going on with Amanda who is acting desperate. Cara's name is brought up and Tad says he feels like he's cheating on Dixie with her. Jake urges his brother not to let the past stop him from appreciating what he has with Cara. Jake walks away and runs into Cara. She notes he's upset and he tells her he's worried about Amanda. He asks if she knows something. Cara reminds him she can't tell him anything and suggests he talk to Amanda. They move on to talking about Tad and she tells him she used the word grateful with him. Jake flinches, but Cara declares she feels more than gratitude for Tad. Jake thinks maybe she should go for it.
Opal sees a distressed Amanda enter Krystal's. Amanda breaks down and confesses that she cheated on Jake. Opal is sympathetic, but thinks she should tell Jake. Amanda thinks what she did was unforgivable and runs out. Tad joins his mother and confides in her about falling for Cara. He wonders why he's been thinking so much about Dixie though. Opal points out that Tad needs to be Cara's hero, where as he could just be himself with Dixie. Tad thanks Opal for her genius insight and takes off.
Tad finds Cara in the hospital. She doesn’t know where they go from there, but she doesn't want them to give up their walks. Tad agrees and then blames his hero complex for the awkwardness. He thinks she'll have to settle for just him from now on. She doesn't consider it settling.
Jake finds a distraught Amanda in the park. She tells him she has an STD.
JR dreams of being married to Marissa on the couch in the mansion. Marissa wakes him up and they fight about him using Bianca. He apologizes, but she thinks he will always have something to hide. She calls him just as bad as Adam.
Bianca brings Scott one of Stuart's paintings he gave her to put in the gatehouse. He thanks her and offers to show her around the place. He says he'll call Marissa to have her join them. Bianca says she and Marissa need some distance because she was helping JR win her back. Scott can't believe he was pushing her to get with JR. Bianca tears up and says she just wants Marissa to be happy. Scott understands that but says there is no good in JR and that he will never change.
JR finds Bianca outside and blames her for telling Marissa the whole truth about her Cyrano act. She doesn’t doubt that he loves Marissa, but she doesn’t think he can give her what she wants. He wonders if he isn't the man for her, then who is? Bianca thinks Marissa will know the right person when they come along. JR yells out, "It's Scott isn't it?" as Bianca walks away.
Scott finds Marissa in the mansion and tries to convince her to move out. Marissa refuses, but questions him when he brings up Bianca. JR returns as Marissa admits she's too scared to admit what she wants. She then leaves to find Bianca. Scott and JR argue. Later, JR returns to the house with a bottle of booze. AJ finds his dad and tells him how happy he is that he and his mom are back together. JR hugs his son and then pours out the liquor.
Marissa and Bianca meet up in the park. Marissa asks why she helped JR. Bianca thought she wanted JR. Marissa knows something has been going on between them for a while, but thinks she just couldn't accept it. She draws close to Bianca and kisses her.
Tomorrow's Pine Valley spoilers for All My Children:
Bianca doesn't want to lose her friend.
Amanda tells Jake everything.
Tad finds JR with a drink.
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