All My Children Transcript Wednesday 1/30/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Kendall: You come any closer to me, sister, I swear I will re-light the fire in this place and bring us both down!
Dr. Johanssen: This is Dr. Johanssen. I promised you I would call you whenever there was a change in Dixie Martin's condition.
David: I got to get out of here.
Dixie: We're not here on a vacation, Tad. We're here to get a divorce. Tad, you're going to have to help me.
Erica: Jack, I -- I just did what I had to do, and still I -- I lost Bianca and I lost Chris. And I just don't know when I have ever felt so alone.
Jack: Well, I know how you feel. I truly do. I'll tell you something else.
Jack: I would've done the same thing. For Bianca, I would've done the very same thing.
Bianca: Kendall, why are you so nasty all the time?
Kendall: Bianca, you came here. What is this with you people who come to my room to pick on me, huh?
Bianca: Kendall, I was there when the jury found Mom not guilty. I -- I just thought that knowing how she used you and everything, you might need somebody to talk to.
Ryan: Bianca, do you need anything?
Kendall: Oh, please. Like -- like she needs anything ever.
Bianca: Kendall -- look, Mom took advantage of you for a reason.
Kendall: And what reason is that in your little food-deprived mind, Binkie?
Bianca: Because she knew that she needed somebody who wasn't capable of anything but hate to paint a disgusting picture of her. She didn't have to look far.
Kendall: Bianca, is -- is this the way you offer your sisterly mercy and pity? Because if it is, the gig needs a little work.
Bianca: No, Kendall, you need work. You are a pathetic, ridiculous excuse for a human being.
Kendall: Uh -- careful, there. Careful there, honey. If you keep this up, you might start sounding mean-spirited.
Bianca: You know you deserve this?
Kendall: Deserve what?
Bianca: This! This room, this place, your misery! It suits you. You're all about losing, Kendall, and it shows.
David: I don't have time for this. I'm on call. These things happen. Come on.
Anna: Things happen to Dixie, you mean.
David: I have to get out of here. Her cardiologist doesn't know her history the way that I do.
Anna: She's not even here, David.
Anna: She's in the Caribbean, isn't she, with Tad? I don't know what on earth you expect to do from here.
David: How did you know that? Anna, Dixie is a very private person. She was down there getting a divorce. How the hell would you know where she was?
Anna: I was in your office when Jake received the call from Tad, that's how.
David: How -- how could you keep this from me?
Anna: Because Jake was handling it with her doctor.
David: Don't you understand what's going on here? If Dixie is sick, if she has a fever, that means she's symptomatic for the same illness that killed her mother! The same illness that I'm trying to cure! Anna, she could die!
Dixie: You really shouldn't stay. It's not fair.
Tad: You just keep talking, lady, because I am not leaving.
Dixie: Oh! Oh!
Tad: What is it?
Dixie: I just got a -- I just got this -- oh -- pain in my head.
Tad: What do you mean? Like -- like some kind of migraine? Is that it?
Dixie: It's worse.
Tad: Okay, okay, that's it.
Dixie: Tad --
Tad: It's all right, it's all right. I'm just going to get Dr. Kincaid, that's all. Yeah, hi. This is Tad Martin in Room 254. Would you please connect me to Dr. Kincaid again, please? Yeah, all right. Do me a favor. Page him. It's an emergency. My wife is very ill. I know he's already been here. Just do it, please? Listen, I'm going to call Jake again.
Dixie: No, Tad, don't.
Tad: No, listen, it makes perfect sense. All Jake's got to do is call in a marker --
Tad: And he can get a MedEvac down here to get you home, okay?
Tad: No outside line. I guess the cable television isn't the only thing that's dead, huh?
Tad: No. No, I don't believe it!
Dixie: Oh, God!
Tad: It's all right. It's all right, I'm right here. Right here.
Dixie: Oh, my God. I'm going to die.
Anna: I am not responsible for this.
David: How long ago did Jake get that call? How many hours?
Anna: I don't know. An hour, one, two. What difference does it make, David?
David: What difference does it make? You know something? You keep telling me you want me to trust you, and then you pull a stunt like this.
Anna: This is not about me. This is none of my business.
David: And then you purposely kept it a secret from me so I wouldn't get involved! This isn't about my past with Dixie! It's about me trying to keep her alive!
Anna: Oh, please. Could you spare me the melodrama?
David: I'm never going to forget this, Anna.
Anna: Okay, donít.
David: Yes. I need the first available flight, any airline, down to the Caribbean islands. Does it sound like I want to wait till the morning? I need it now -- tonight, please. It's raining, so you're not flying there? Oh, that's fabulous. Look, I'm Dr. David Hayward, okay? This is a medical emergency. Do you understand me? No, what I need you to do is I need you to find me a flight from anywhere down to the Caribbean Islands as soon as possible. All right, my number is 555-9845. You got that? I don't care. Send me to Pittsburgh, and fly me down from there, okay? Call me back.
Anna: Is there a storm?
David: It's a hurricane. They're grounding most flights heading south.
Anna: It's just as well.
David: What did you say?
Anna: You'd never get past customs with a medical bag full of pharmaceuticals the FDA doesn't know about yet. And if you tried, you'd get caught, and then you'd lose everything that matters to you, David.
David: This isn't about me. It's about Dixie. Look. Dixie was brought into the hospital a week ago. She didn't have a headache, she didn't have a fever, and now she has both. Anna, that means it's happening. That means that she's on the same track, the same path that her mother was on when she died. And it happens fast, okay, overnight even. And I missed it!
Anna: No, you didn't. You said when she came in she didn't have the symptoms that would warn you.
David: No, no, no. I missed something, and now I can't get down there.
David: Yes, this is Dr. Hayward. What did you say? They closed all the airports in the area?
Man: We just word that the island airport has been shut down.
Tad: No! Oh --
Man: There's even some ground damage to the planes that were docked by --
Tad: All right, all right, there's no problem. Just tell me where the nearest island is because then it's got to be somewhere outside of this. We can just radio the MedEvac and have them land there, okay?
Man: Sir, the entire region has been shut down. That's a radius of some 250 miles.
Tad: Look, Mr. Collins, I don't think I've made myself clear enough for you to understand how serious my wife's condition is.
Mr. Collins: Sir, I am very aware.
Tad: No, you're not. Did Dr. Kincaid tell you she's got a history of heart problems?
Mr. Collins: He did. And, Mr. Martin, I have no control over the airspace of this island. The winds from this storm are very severe. Trees are coming down. We're even preparing emergency evacuation procedures --
Tad: I don't care about any of that. I'm not going to stand here and bicker with you while my wife is in there. She could very easily be dying!
Mr. Collins: Sir, I will call Dr. Kincaid and inform him, and I will monitor the island's position on the airport reopening. Beyond that, there's --
Tad: I'm sorry, I apologize. I'm just a little freaked out. Just do me a favor and get Dr. Kincaid back here as quickly as is humanly possible, please.
Tad: [Jamaican accent] All right. No problems, mon. [Normal voice] I guess we're on island time, hmm?
Tad: Are you sure you didn't drink a lot of that local tequila? You know how you are when you've got a really good buzz on.
Dixie: I didn't drink anything.
Tad: I know. Honey, I know. I'm just --
Dixie: Trying to make it better, I know. Always trying to make it better. Oh. Oh, that feels good.
Tad: Yeah, well, that's a start, isn't it?
Dixie: How do you do that?
Tad: How do I do what?
Dixie: How do you still move me? Even now.
Jack: You heard me. For Bianca, I would've done exactly the same thing you did. I love her like she's my own.
Erica: You mean that you weren't mad at me?
Jack: Oh, no, I was plenty mad at you, believe me, and Judge Pearson just about snapped his gavel.
Erica: Oh, I know.
Erica: I know. But for Bianca --
Jack: Yes. For Bianca.
Erica: Jack, before the verdict came in, I -- I spoke to Bianca.
Jack: Yeah, she's still really upset.
Erica: Yeah, she's -- she told me that she doesn't want the kind of love I have to give. She said -- she said, "Keep it."
Jack: I understand Stamp was angry, too, huh?
Erica: Chris won't even make eye contact with me now. I'm surprised that you are.
Erica: Well, Jackson, I mean, what I put you through --
Jack: Well, I didn't exactly let you off the hook up there, either.
Erica: No, you did not exactly do that.
Jack: No, I did not. I figured that we had a complicated enough history that you probably had it coming to you and then some.
Erica: Excuse me? No, I'm sorry it doesn't work like that, Jackson. And you said some pretty hideous things about me, you know, right in public on the record, Jack.
Jack: You make it very difficult for me to do my job and do the right thing, Erica. And as it turns out, I didn't do my job very well because neither you or Bianca killed Frankie Stone.
Jack: And guess what.
Jack: That leads us to a whole new problem.
Kendall: Let me get this straight. You forget what you saw the night your little girlfriend was murdered?
Ryan: Hey, hey, Kendall, back off!
Kendall: Ryan, shut up! You have everything you have ever needed and you mope around with this poor-me face every damn day. You don't know what it's like to feel discarded like trash because she's always treated you like her little princess. And the day that I came to town and you were still playing with dolls, you don't even want to know how your sainted mother treated me.
Bianca: Kendall, you were the one who was awful to her. Everybody knows that.
Kendall: She shunned me, Bianca. Erica acted like I had the plague, like I didn't even exist. She acted like she needed nothing from me because she had everything she needed in you. And how do you pay her back? You take on anorexia because you couldn't deal with Mommy and Daddy's divorce. It was just too much for poor baby Binkie to bear.
Bianca: Oh, my God!
Kendall: And then when you're all grown up -- "Whoops! I'm gay!" Something else for Mommy to deal with. And then -- here's the kicker -- "I have amnesia, Mommy. I don't know who killed my girlfriend." Do it, baby, come on. See if it feels better when it's over.
Kendall: Bianca, baby, if you're going to hit me, hit me.
Bianca: Kendall, you're so hateful.
Kendall: Am not. Well -- you're supposed to say, "Are, too." Fine, don't play. Where'd Prince Uncharming go, anyway? I thought boys loved a good catfight.
Ryan: Did someone say "catfight"?
Bianca: You know what? This is my fault.
Kendall: Oh, it's good of you to take the blame for it.
Bianca: I -- I can't believe I ever thought there could be a hint of anything real in you, Kendall.
Kendall: What do you want from me, Bianca? A friend? A sisterly moment because Mother screwed the both of us over? Are you that dense?
Bianca: Yeah, looks like it. But at least I'm not dead inside. Good-bye, Ryan.
Ryan: Take care, Bianca.
Kendall: Going home to Mama?
Ryan: Nice, very nice. Nice job.
Kendall: I didn't ask her to come here.
Ryan: Your little sister has got more of a backbone than you do, and she's like, what, 17? Wow! How does that make you feel, Kendall?
Erica: I don't follow, Jack.
Jack: You don't? Frankie Stone is still dead.
Erica: And what does that have to do with me?
Jack: Erica, whoever really did kill her has a two-month head start on us now.
Erica: Well, surely, you don't blame me? Look, there is one thing I want to say.
Jack: Please. Say away.
Erica: Did you know? Did you know that I didn't do it?
Jack: Eventually. Not -- not at the beginning, but --
Erica: And you thought it was Bianca who did it, too, just like I did? You knew what I was doing and you went along with it.
Jack: Well, I don't know. I think that might be a bit of a stretch.
Erica: Is it? I mean, you kept the suspicion on me and off Bianca. You would do anything for Bianca. You know, you said that yourself.
Jack: Yes, and you knew that all along. You knew I'd do anything I could to protect her.
Erica: She's your brother's child.
Jack: And yours. And I know how much she means to you. Now, let me ask you one thing.
Erica: I know.
Jack: And Kendall? Kendall?
Erica: I thought it was pretty brilliant myself.
Jack: Oh, come on. For Peteís sake, it was insane.
Erica: Well, it was working, until Chris figured it out and put Bianca on the stand. What am I going to do about him?
Jack: You had to be pretty desperate to open the Pandoraís box that is Kendall Hart. I mean, she's anything but a sure, safe bet, Erica.
Erica: I was desperate, Jack. I was completely desperate. I have a confession to make.
Jack: There's more?
David: The area's in complete lockdown. All the phones are dead. I can't get through to the hospital to tell them how to treat Dixie.
Anna: David, come on. They're doctors, aren't they? There's doctors there.
David: If she's brought there, the chances of there being a heart specialist on staff is slim to none. And even if there were, Dixieís condition is very rare.
Anna: Without sounding ignorant, can't they look at her symptoms and then treat her?
David: An ER doctor would look at her symptoms and do the exact opposite of what she needs to have done. Her heart rate is up, and it's probably climbing. So what they would do is try to regulate that by giving her Digitalis.
Anna: And that's not going to help?
David: No. That's what's going to kill her -- instantly.
Anna: Okay. I'll call from the car.
David: What are you doing?
Anna: Calling in a marker.
David: Anna, I can't --
Anna: The WSB owe me a favor.
David: What kind of a favor?
Anna: I'm going to get a flight right to the island. Now, move it.
Tad: All right, here, Sweetheart, here we go.
Dixie: No, no. I'm not going to change my mind.
Tad: It's okay. I know. I know, Sweetheart. I know. I know all about that. You just try to be good, okay?
Dixie: You can't stay.
Tad: I wonít. I promise I wonít. Okay, just tell me how your head is.
Dixie: J.R. --
Tad: J.R.'s fine, Dixie, he's just fine.
Dixie: No, he's so hurt. He -- he doesn't want us --
Tad: I know. I know.
Dixie: I have to get a divorce.
Tad: I know, Sweetheart, I know. I know and I promise you I'll give you whatever you want, okay? Just hang on for me, please. Shh. No, no, Honey. Come on. Come on, Sweetheart, don't cry. Please. I'm here. It's okay. Everything's going to be okay.
Dixie: I'm so scared.
Tad: I know. So am I. But you got to believe me. You got to believe me; everything is going to be just fine.
Dixie: This is different. This is different, Tad! I know what this is!
Tad: What does that mean? What do you know?
Dixie: This is how my mama died!
Erica: I was secretly -- well, I was half-hoping that she wouldn't betray me.
Jack: You were testing her.
Erica: No. I -- I don't know. I just thought, wouldn't it be ironic? Wouldn't be interesting?
Jack: "Interesting"? "Interesting."
Erica: I don't know.
Jack: Yeah, I think you do. I think you wanted to find out if Kendall was the kind of girl you would put your life on the line for the way you did for Bianca.
Erica: Why I thought that she changed I will never know.
Jack: Well, after seeing her and talking with her and hearing all that bitterness still inside of her, I'm not the least bit surprised that she did exactly what you thought she would.
Erica: I just didn't think that that girl could hate anyone more than she already did.
Jack: You don't ever blame yourself for what Kendall Hart is. You remember that.
Erica: I try. It's very hard, though, Jack. I mean, after I was raped, I gave birth to her. But sometimes I wonder. I think maybe I shouldn't have. Because, my God, she's -- she's a snake.
Ryan: Gosh, Kendall, if I didn't know any better, I would say you were trying to hit me in the head.
Kendall: You think I'm acting out? You practically pounded the bailiff on the courtroom floor earlier, remember?
Ryan: Yeah, I lost my temper for a minute, but I got it back. I really need to thank you for that.
Kendall: Excuse me?
Ryan: Oh, you filled a void in my life, Kendall. You see, when you first got here, I was all about why my father was such a bastard and why my mother was putting up with him. Also, I cared what either one of them had to do with Chris Stamp, who, by the way, makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. Now I don't really give a damn.
Kendall: Let me get this straight. You're not gunning for Chris Stamp anymore? I mean, didn't you practically leap over the jury a few hours ago to strangle him and, what, now you're just going to let it drop? Why are you staring at me? Oh, I get it. Why bother with all of this past stuff when you can set your sights on a future with me?
Kendall: Oh, oh, come on. You didn't think I could see it, six pack? You didn't think I could feel it? You so want me, it hurts.
Dr. Kincaid: Sir, I have to admit I've never seen anything like this. I read over your wife's medical history that was faxed to me before the phone line went down.
Dr. Kincaid: It's a most unusual case, and I am not a heart specialist, Mr. Martin.
Tad: Have you got one on the island?
Dr. Kincaid: Yes, but the roads are flooded. We can't reach the hospital from here, not until the water recedes.
Tad: There's got to be something you can do for Dixie. I mean, just look at her!
Dr. Kincaid: I am trying to do all that I can, Sir.
Tad: I'm telling you, that's not good enough. I swear to you, she has never had symptoms this bad.
Dr. Kincaid: Doesn't seem to be a virus, either. It does, somehow, seem related to her heart. Her heart rate keeps going up.
Tad: Yeah, okay. So, is there something you can do about that?
Dr. Kincaid: Actually, yes. I can give her Digitalis to steady her heart rate.
Tad: Good, good. Please, just -- just do it, okay? Have you got that with you?
Dr. Kincaid: In my office, which is down the road apiece.
Tad: Oh --
Dr. Kincaid: But I'll make my way there. I promise.
Tad: Please, please, just hurry back as soon as you can.
Dr. Kincaid: Just keep her calm and cool. I gave her something for the fever. Hopefully that will break soon. I'll do everything I can for her. I see how much she means to you.
Tad: Thank you.
Tad: Okay. How's my girl, huh?
Dixie: What if this is like Mama, Tad? What if this is what she had? They couldn't do anything to help her.
Tad: Shh. I don't want you to even think that way, do you understand? That was a long time ago. Now, I'm right here. Dr. Kincaid just left. He's going to bring back something to calm down your heart. And he says that shot that he just gave you for your fever will help it break soon, okay? So I swear that everything is good. I promise you, baby. Hell, if I had a couple of coconuts, I'd put on a show for you. I think there's a grass skirt back home.
Dixie: You drive me crazy.
Tad: Well, you make me nuts.
Dixie: J.R.'s just like you, you know that? I think he's more like you than his own father.
Tad: Someday, that'll make you happy.
Dixie: It does. It already does. I never stopped loving you. You know that.
Tad: I love you, too.
Dixie: You promise me something?
Tad: Oh, name it.
Dixie: I mean for after --
Tad: After what? The divorce?
Dixie: After I'm gone.
Tad: Donít. Don't you do that. Don't you get all gloomy and doomy on me.
Dixie: No, I'm serious, Thaddeus.
Tad: So am I.
Dixie: You've been J.R.'s rock his entire life.
Tad: No, no, I think that would be you.
Dixie: No. Listen to me. Please. When they gave him to me, after he was born, he had a look on his face -- like I was never going to be able to give him --
Tad: It's just the fever. Don't do this.
Dixie: What he needed. No. He needs more.
Tad: Honey, your son worships you.
Dixie: He needs more than I can give him. He needs more than Adam can ever even possibly think of giving him. Don't desert him. I'm begging you.
Tad: Dixie, you're not going to die. And I would never desert J.R. or you.
Dixie: Listen to me. He's very angry. He's angry at you, he's angry at me, he's angry at the world. He needs someone. He needs you --
Tad: Dixie --
Dixie: To be there for him. You have to promise me that you're going to be there for him. Don't let him spiral now. Don't let him take on that sadness and that darkness, Tad. Please, you have to show him, you have to let him be full of life. You have to show him how to love, Tad. Please, I'm begging you; you have to promise me that you will be there for him.
Tad: Okay. Okay. I give you my word. You have nothing to worry about. I promise. I promise. But it's you, you know. It's always been you. It's always going to be you making sure he's got everything he needs to be happy. And I know when we get back from this dreadful place, when we get back to Pine Valley, married, divorced, or anything in between, you and I -- we'll both be there for him always, no matter -- Dixie? Dixie, honey, can you hear me? Dixie? Dixie? Dixie!
Kendall: Well, keep laughing, big boy.
Ryan: I will. I will because you are completely insane!
Kendall: Yes, I am!
Ryan: "You so want me, it hurts" -- are you for real?
Kendall: Oh, come on. You don't need to deny it. I mean, why the hell else would you be hanging around here like you do? For my witty conversation?
Ryan: I like to think of it as my contribution to society.
Ryan: Well, since you have it in for your mother, your sister, my friend Myrtle, it's up to me to save the women of Pine Valley.
Kendall: You are so whacked!
Ryan: Yes, I am, and you are so five minutes ago. It's been real, Kendall. Seriously, thank you. Thank you for the diversion. And, hey, don't you come back now, you hear?
Kendall: I am leaving.
Ryan: Yeah, I got that. You had your hit-and-run. Hit Mama, run from Mama, make sure you don't leave any fingerprints. Too bad you have to pay Mr. Wolfe for all the fire damage. Although you know what? If you left right now, I'd bet you'd get off scot-free, because that's your usual MO, isn't it?
Kendall: Look, I don't need to take this from you --
Ryan: You always get away, don't you, Kendall? But how much does it eat you from the inside out each time?
Kendall: What about you?
Kendall: Well, I mean, now that you're not sticking around to find out what your mother and father's story is from Chris Stamp, what are you going to do? Retire? Put on some cardigans, smoke a pipe, and read those stupid books all night long?
Ryan: Well, at least I know how to read.
Kendall: I read.
Ryan: Yeah, TV listings. I hear the damn thing on all night long.
Kendall: I'm not watching it. It's the sound. It helps me sleep.
Ryan: Afraid of the dark?
Kendall: I'm not afraid, period.
Ryan: Oh, yeah, you are, Kendall. You're afraid of being alone.
Kendall: In your dreams.
Ryan: I'm out of here.
Kendall: Good riddance.
Ryan: Same to you. And by the way, I'm thinking of leaving Pine Valley soon myself, so next time you're in town don't bother looking me up, all right? Actually, even if I am in town, don't bother looking me up. Have a nice life. Wait a minute. Yeah, like that could happen.
Kendall: So, that's it? Happy trails?
Ryan: Not for you. Who am I kidding? Probably not for me, either. Whatever. Don't waste your life, Kendall. You never know how short it's going to be.
Kendall: Is that a threat?
Ryan: No, that's just my experience. Good-bye.
Erica: I am so grateful that you were here tonight, Jackson.
Jack: Well, I thought you might have needed someone, you know.
Erica: You always come through.
Jack: Yeah, I always do, don't I? And you always disappoint. Oh, but I get you. I don't always like what I get, but I do get you.
Erica: Well, even after all this hell, look at us.
Jack: Yeah. What do you see?
Erica: Whatever it is that has brought us together here tonight, it seems always to do that. I can't seem to live my life without you. And I'm thinking that the same is probably true for you about me.
Jack: I have to go.
Jack: Yeah, there's some things I have to do, and I need to do them tonight.
Erica: Jackson. Why are you shutting down on me?
Jack: No, I'm not, I'm not.
Erica: Yes, you are.
Jack: No, I'm just -- you can't always get what you want. I have to go.
Bailiff: It's been a long haul for you.
Erica: Yes, it has. Thank you.
Bailiff: I guess you're free now.
Erica: Yes. Yes, I am. I'm free. Well, I'm going to go home.
Bailiff: Good luck to you.
Erica: Thank you.
Officer: Ms. Erica Kane?
Erica: Yes, yes. But I was just leaving.
Officer: Well, you canít.
Erica: I beg your pardon?
Officer: You're under arrest.
Erica: Oh, no, no. I was just freed.
Officer: You're under arrest for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Erica: But -- according to who? What?
Officer: District Attorney Montgomery. Here's the order.
Kendall: Yes, I need a taxi to take me to the airport. Western. Yeah, about two hours. Hotel? Yeah, the Pine Cone on Route -- yes, that is a motel. Okay. How much is that going to be? Oh, man, that --
Kendall: No, it's fine. Just get someone over here. Hart. Kendall Hart. Thank you.
[Knock on door]
Kendall: I knew it. Couldn't stay away. Hello, Jack.
Jack: Hello, Kendall.
Kendall: Seems like she screwed both of us, huh?
Jack: I have a little something for you.
Kendall: Oh. A bon voyage card?
Jack: No, actually it's a check and a binding legal agreement.
Kendall: For what?
Jack: Well, you sign it, and that healthy check is yours.
Kendall: What are you doing?
Jack: My very best to get you the hell out of Pine Valley forever. Come on, kiddo. Let's make a deal.
Ryan: None of it matters, Mom. None of it matters.
Ryan: Not you, not Dad, not Stamp.
Dr. Kincaid: The Digitalis should stabilize her heart rate, and then we can help her.
Anna: You're probably the last person they want to see.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Greenlee: Pretending like nothing happened between us and that we're just friends, it's --
Jake: A lie?
Bianca: I'm going to live my life completely Erica-free.
Adam: You're not going to open your mouth until we have a lawyer.
Liza: Why? What are you hiding?
Dixie: David, am I going to die?