Annie and Ryan feel the chemistry but it's too awkward to express.

The doorbell rings and it's a county social worker, who has come to take Emma away, claiming Annie can't prove a biological relationship. An agitated Annie threatens to throw the case worker out, insisting she's Emma's mother. Until Annie can prove the "chimera" she claims, Emma will be put in foster care. Ryan's on the phone, frantically trying to get the information the county requires. Apparently, Annie is considered a flight risk, since she fled New York. The social worker and a policeman take a weeping Emma away from Annie.

Josh is all smiles at the Fusion office. He tells Bianca and Kendall that he's over Babe, and that he can't "save" anyone who doesn't want to be saved. Bianca doesn't believe of word of what he's sayingand points out that he's just like their mother. Bianca tells him that his relationship with Babe isn't over unless he accepts it's over.

Kendall is doing what she can to get Babe out of Fusion, or at least reduce her influence.

Josh is all smiles at the Fusion office. He tells Bianca and Kendall that he's over Babe, and that he can't "save" anyone who doesn't want to be saved. Bianca doesn't believe of word of what he's sayingand points out that he's just like their mother. Bianca tells him that his relationship with Babe isn't over unless he accepts it's over.

Kendall is doing what she can to get Babe out of Fusion, or at least reduce her influence.

David's at Dixie's, looking over the "Kate" gifts. It's becoming clear that he set up Dixie and Tad. He says that Dixie was his "one chance", and he accuses her of using him and leading him on. Does she feel the same pain he's felt? Dixie calls him sick and twisted. "I'm already deadthanks to you!" says David. Then he takes a phone call from the hospital, and taunts her with the news that JR has taken a turn for the worse.

JR heart rate and blood pressure is unpredictable, and Jeff is trying to save him. Adam is anguished and accuses Babe and Josh of being the cause of all this. He accuses Tad of "going over" to Josh's side. Babe thinks perhaps Adam was right. Did seeing her effect JR?

Adam tells her to go home, insisting that her presence is detrimental to JR's recovery. Jeff comes out to announce that JR is stabilized.

Palmer shows up and announces that he's calling a hospital board meeting to discuss banning Babe from the hospital, in order to protect "the patient."

Tad is at JR's bedside, urging him to fight onfor Dixie's sake. When Dixie is informed of JR's problems, she rushes to his bedside to support him.

Jamie and Tad rush to David's cabin, but it's emptied out.

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Julia tells Annie she's the reason Emma was put into foster care.

Babe asks for Kendall's help.

David's left a taped message before leaving Pine Valley.