Erica learns the charges against her - and then makes things worse. Kendall actually takes the pregnancy test. Annie gives Ryan an ultimatum. Jesse and Angie make love.
Erica is stunned when the reporters question her about the arrest. Sam says she is being arrested for insider trading! Jack follows, telling Erica to keep quiet. Trying to save the show, Kendall, Aidan and Zach hold off the reporters. Pam says they are off the air and everyone sighs in relief. Greenlee invites everyone to the after-party at conFusion and Babe offers to get them limos. Greens grabs Annie, who is focused on Ryan, and asks her to make sure Amanda and the girls talk up the fashion show and not Erica's arrest. Ryan makes his way to Kendall but Zach intercepts him and tells him to go to conFusion! Zach tells Ryan that Kendall doesn't need him - Annie does. Then he goes over to Kendall who is nearly hyperventilating. He tells her things will be okay. JR distracts Ava with news that a "good looking rich dude" is looking for her and then grabs Babe to talk about their poker bet. Annie sees a few stragglers and offers to take them to the party. Greenlee corners Aidan and tells him they have to find a way to de-stress Kendall; he says he may have added to the problem by asking her about the pregnancy. Greens is stunned that he asked about it. Kendall comes over to tell Greenlee they have to get the fashion show squared away and then says she'll talk about everything else later. She and Greenlee grab the remaining stragglers and head them toward conFusion. Zach is watching Ryan very closely; Ryan is watching Kendall, hoping for an opening to talk to her and Annie is watching them all.
Several reporters and photographers have followed Erica to the stationhouse. Jack is there and so is Derek. Jack says this is her fault because she didn't pay enough attention to her money-men; Erica says Jack should have found out earlier about Sam's real purpose in her life. Sam walks in and Erica turns her anger on him. She has her mug shot taken. In the interrogation room Sam and Jack argue about whether Erica will see the inside of a prison cell. Sam is certain that Erica will be behind bars very soon. Jack says Sam is only grandstanding and goes to get Erica, who insists on seeing Sam right away. Jack takes her into the interrogation room and tells her to keep her big mouth shut. Erica angrily fires Jack! Sam comes into the room and Erica offers to give him her full support in the upcoming Senate campaign if he will re-open her case! Meanwhile, Jack and Derek are chatting in the main squad room. Derek asks what is going on and Jack tells him that Erica has gone off on her own - again! Jack watches for a few more minutes and then can't stand the suspense. He charges inside and asks what is going on now. Sam leaves to talk to the DA. Erica tells Jack she and Sam struck a deal. Just then Sam returns with an updated indictment - that includes attempted bribery of a public official!
JR and Babe are among the first to arrive at conFusion. He flirts with her but she is busy keeping the guests talking about the fashion show. After a while, her duties over, Babe and JR leave together. Colby, Ava and Amanda arrive, comparing Erica to Martha Stewart. Kendall, Zach, Greenlee and Aidan are next. Kendall wants to leave the party to help Erica but Zach points out that Erica has Jack and Kendall needs to keep the photographers and reporters happy here. The men buy drinks; Kendall asks Greenlee why she told Aidan. Greens says the secret was just too juicy to keep. She tells Kendall to just take the test already but Kendall is afraid. At the bar, Zach asks the bartenders to put up Fusion logos on the televisions instead of running the coverage on Erica. They return to Kendall and Greenlee. The four-some chat for a bit and then Aidan and Greenlee go to the bar for a little alone time. Annie and Ryan arrive; he talks about how tough the night has been for Kendall. Annie says it was rougher on Erica. She follows him, noticing that he is completely obsessed with what Kendall is doing. They join Kendall's table and Annie makes a not-so-veiled toast to everyone moving on. Ryan grabs her and leads her away from the table. Angrily, she asks if he is just conning her to get out of their marriage! He admits that he remembers being a con-man but swears he wants to remember her. "I don't think you do," she says and storms off. She runs into Zach, who hugs her and says things will be fine. With Annie distracted, Ryan makes a beeline for Kendall's table. She is alone and he reaches out to her, holding her hand and talking about Spike. Kendall doesn't like this and walks away. Annie comes over and asks if he is ready to go; Ryan says no and she angrily walks away. Zach comes over and asks what Ryan is trying to prove. Ryan tells Zach to stop reminding him that Annie is his wife and walks off. Kendall meets Greenlee at the bar and decides she has to take the test. Greenlee leaves and Aidan asks Kendall if she is avoiding the test because the child might be his! Kendall hurries away. She goes to the bathroom and takes the test. "Please let it be negative," she says, crying. Zach, meanwhile, asks Aidan and Greenlee if they know where Kendall is.
Ryan finally returns home to find Annie in a negligee. Before he can say anything Annie says she is tired of his excuses but wanted him to see, one more time what he is missing. Then she points toward the door where several suitcases are packed. She tells him to get out!
Jesse tries to leave the cabin but Angie, crying, locks the door and asks him what happened 20 years ago. She lights a candle as Jesse sits down. He tells her what he remembers about "dying". "I woke up in this room, not dead, and tied up," he says. Jesse remembers being questioned by strangers about things he never knew the answers to and being beaten when he couldn't answer. He says he can't trust the rest of the world to keep her safe and that if she knows any more she could be hurt. He holds her as she cries. Angie lifts his shirt and sees some of the scars on his back. Jesse picks up his coat but Angie grabs it from him. Unable to resist her, Jesse kisses her. Before it can go further Jesse backs away, telling Angie this isn't a safe place any more. She tells him the cabin is always their safe place and begs him to stay with her for the night. Jesse gives in and they make love. After, Angie gently touches Jesse's back and asks what happened.
Next on All My Children:
Erica threatens Sam.
Babe and JR engage in a little strip poker.
Zach asks Kendall about the pregnancy.
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