Beth's accusations against Jamie were ridiculous. So, too, John's defense of him. He chose to create a huge chasm by running for AG. Was he looking for Daddy's approval then? Suuuure. Then, he magnifies his idiocy by murdering the NYT reporter he was told to stop seeing. Was that the obedient son Beth was describing? He's Fredo, and John was telling Beth to trust him. Sibling comity was more important than the super powerful enemies which are primed to get his land.
She asked the teen Jamie for his help. She got it. More transference from her.
We were ALL cheated out of the actual notification of Daddy by Beth. Garbage move, Sheridan.
I did love the scene with Rainwater roping Monica into his quest to turn back time. The oral history he presented is not often spoken in polite settings, such as a soap opera like this one. I have serious reservations as to the morality and righteousness of his view. His passion and conviction, I do not doubt. It was pure catnip to Monica and it is guaranteed to create monstrous frictions between her and her chosen family, the Duttons. Like her frenemy John, she always wants it all ways - she insists on a world that will not and can not, exist at this time - bending to her.
There is gigantic irony in that Jamie and Beth are correct in their financial assessment that $500 million is the smart move and one they would make given the chance. I'm pretty sure Kayce would take it, too. Then, he would be out of the politics and everyday tensions there. Of course, Monica would want to give away his fortune to the Confederation. Anyway...$500 million, John, is not "nothing."