At the gala, Celia wonders if Pete preferred if Colby won. Pete only wants Celia. Colby drags a protesting Pete off for a dance. On the floor Pete tells Colby to back off. Meanwhile, Zach and Miranda take pictures. Heather and AJ drag Miranda on the dance floor. Outside, Angie is asked questions about Jesse’s resignation on the red carpet. Joe interrupts and escorts Angie inside. She is there to support Dixie, but is unsure if she should enter. Inside, Dixie thinks David is making Angie his next project and demands he leave her alone.
Zach encourages Miranda to share her feelings with AJ, Dixie warns David to stay away from Angie, and Jason Derulo performs at the gala.
Jesse drinks alone at a bar. Billy Clyde joins him and orders a Stinky Pinky on the rocks. He heard about Jesse losing his job and assumes it had to do with his daughter. Jesse won’t give up finding who did this. Billy Clyde offers help. He has no children but if he did he would break one of God’s commandments and hope for forgiveness later. Billy Clyde reveals he won the lottery. The lord works in mysterious ways. Jesse has more drinking to do.
Back at the gala Colby, Opal, Evelyn, and Celia trade barbs about the auction. Meanwhile, AJ warns Hunter off of Miranda. JR backs AJ up but can’t throw Hunter out because of his parent’s potential investment in Chandler Media. AJ knows JR has worked hard on his presentation and admires that. Meanwhile, David has something to say to Angie but Joe interrupts and Dixie shoots him the evil eye. Zach joins AJ at the bar and they talk about Miranda. AJ admits she is the most beautiful girl at the gala. Later, David apologizes to Angie for letting slip to Jesse about the abortion. Angie blames herself for the abortion because she was with Jesse instead. He assures her this isn’t her fault. JR and Cara check on Oliver upstairs. JR lingers and injects himself while Cara runs into Dixie downstairs. Dixie hasn’t been able to reach Tad to tell him JR is out of his coma. She misses him but has faith he’ll be back soon. Cara offers a sympathetic ear if it isn’t too uncomfortable. Dixie thinks whoever Tad loved had to be pretty special. Meanwhile, Zach encourages Miranda to talk to AJ about her feelings. If she doesn’t open her heart she won’t know how beautiful it could be. Brooke takes the stage and introduces Jason Derulo. While he sings, Heather kisses AJ and Miranda looks sick. David stares at Cara. After, Brooke introduces JR’s presentation. The file is corrupted so she fires up her backup reel. JR loudly accuses her of setting him up. Adam silences him and David looks overjoyed.
Read our AMC Recap Part 2: Throw Him A Bone.
Pine Valley spoilers for the next All My Children:
Cara and JR kiss.
Jesse crashes the gala after his bender at the bar.
David comes close to Oliver.
CNN's Jake Tapper makes a special appearance.
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