AMC Transcript Friday 4/2/04

All My Children Transcript Friday 4/2/04

By Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

[Babies cry]

Adam: Not so fast, Krystal. You're not taking my granddaughter anywhere.

Tad: Wrong. She's taking Bess to see her mother, so back off.

Babe: Paul. Don't.

J.R.: Babe? Babe, what's wrong?

Babe: Paul, please. Please don't take my baby.

Bianca's voice: Hey, little Miranda! Hi! Hey, there, it's Mommy.

[Miranda cries]

Bianca: Oh, Lena.

Lena: Hmm?

Bianca: Maggie. I was just dreaming about Miranda, about the first time I held her. I need to hold her again. Will you bring her to me? Bring me my baby.

Greenlee: I have to see Bianca.

Kendall: Oh, yeah, that'll happen, right after you kill me.

[Bess cries as Krystal wheels her past Bianca's room]

Bianca: Oh, it's her. That's my baby.

[Bess cries]

Bianca: She's crying. Please bring her to me. Please, bring me my baby.

Lena: Bianca, sweetheart, your baby is not here.

Bianca: Yes, she is. She's right outside. I can hear her out there.

Krystal: That's right. This is no time for tears. Oh, I'm taking you to see your mama. Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

Bianca: Oh. Miranda stopped crying.

Lena: Bianca? It's not Miranda.

Bianca: Yes, it is Miranda. I know Miranda�s cry.

Lena: Sweetheart, do you remember how you got here?

Bianca: Yes. I gave birth in the cabin, and I lost too much blood, and help came -- the rescue chopper. Oh, my God. Oh. Miranda's gone. My baby's gone. But she feels so close.

Greenlee: Kendall, I didn't come here to make a scene or cause trouble.

Kendall: Well, I told you Bianca is off-limits.

Greenlee: I won't stay long -- just long enough to tell her how sorry I am about the baby.

Kendall: No, you don't get it, Greenlee. The last thing my sister needs is your sympathy. Oh, you're awake.

Bianca: Kendall, I heard a baby and I felt so sure it was Miranda.

Kendall: Bianca, I would give anything if it had been.

Bianca: But she could still be alive. I mean, they had that earthquake and they were pulling out survivors days later.

Kendall: No, Bianca, don't do this to yourself.

Bianca: But, Kendall, they don't know. Somebody could've found her and brought her home and -- and reported it to the police.

Kendall: No. I'm sorry.

Bianca: I don't understand. If Miranda is still -- if Miranda is really gone, then why do I still feel her so near me?

Lena: She'll always be a part of you, Bianca.

Bianca: Well, then whose baby did I hear crying?

Kendall: It's Babe's.

Bianca: Oh. Right. You said that Babe gave birth right after I did -- to a little girl.

Kendall: Her name is Bess.

Bianca: Babe must be on cloud nine. What? Kendall, Babe is ok, right? Babe and the baby? Please tell me they're both all right.

[At Erica's penthouse, Jack finds a note from her and an empty glass.]

Jack: Damn it, Erica.

J.R.: Babe, honey, Paul's not here. I made him go.

Babe: Oh, Paul. My baby doesn't need an incubator. My baby's fine. But I've never been away from my little dreamboat.

[Bess cries]

Babe: Oh, honey. I'll miss you so much.

Paul: It's ok.

Babe: Now, don't you worry, my precious little boy. Oh. Mama's going to fly high in the sky with you straight home to Daddy.

Babe: Mamas aren't supposed to be away from their babies. It just isn't natural.

Paul: It won't be for long.

J.R.: Babe, honey, we're not at the cabin.

Babe: My baby -- don't take him.

J.R.: Your baby's safe. You and your baby are both at the hospital. You're both fine.

Babe: Safe?

J.R.: Yeah.

Babe: My baby -- Paul --

J.R.: Babe, Cramer's not here. He's not here. I made him go. He won't be coming back.

Babe: J.R. -- baby.

Krystal: Looks who's got a teeny-tiny visitor.

[Bess cries]

J.R.: You hear that, Babe? That's baby talk for "I want my mommy." Look. You see? She's absolutely perfect.

Babe: My baby.

Adam: That is the last time you interfere with my grandchild.

Tad: Wrong again, Adam. I intend to do a whole lot of interfering.

Adam: You are nothing to Bess. Have you forgotten that paternity test? Jamie is not her father.

Tad: No, J.R.'s the father, and since J.R. is like a son to me, as far as I'm concerned, that makes Bess a part of my family every bit as she's a part of yours.

Adam: And a fine example you'll set for an innocent child.

Tad: How can you say that without being struck by lightning? Like "innocent" stands a chance with you in the picture. You better get used to it -- I'm officially part of that kid's life.

Adam: I refuse to allow you to interfere with my family.

Tad: Yeah, but you don't understand -- you don't have a choice, ok? Nobody cares what you want. You know? Bess is Dixie's grandchild every bit as much as she's yours. Remember? And I was there when J.R. was born, Adam. I know firsthand what you did to him. You never wanted a son. All you wanted was a clone, some little piece of clay you could twist into your own perverted image so the great Adam Chandler would live on forever. You don't like having me around -- tough. You better get used to it because I'm not about to stand by and watch you try to do the same thing with Bess.

Anita: Be sure to support her head.

J.R.: Oh, yeah. I know the drill.

Anita: You're a natural.

J.R.: Look, honey. It's our Bess. A beauty, just like her mom. Babe? Is something wrong? Babe? What's wrong? This is our baby.

Krystal: Baby doll? Isn't she the sweetest thing you've ever seen?

Babe: I can't. Everything's blurry. I can't see my baby's face. I can't see my baby.

Adam: So I am the father from hell?

Tad: That's right, you are.

Adam: Oh, I -- well, I haven't seen Tad the cad setting any shining examples lately.

Tad: Why don't you get a new act?

Adam: Jamie is -- well, he'll sleep with anything in a skirt -- singles, his brother's wife.

Tad: Jamie didn't know that Babe was married.

Adam: He didn't care! Life to him is just one big, long pickup game -- shoot to score.

Tad: Well, at least he treats the women in his life with respect.

Adam: Oh, he says "please" before he tears off their clothes?

Tad: You know, you really ought to get some kind of psychiatric evaluation because you've got this sick fascination with other people's sex lives.

Adam: You know, I gave you credit for having more brains than this. Krystal and Babe have been playing you and Jamie like a country fiddle.

Tad: Oh, and you're such a wonderful judge of character.

Adam: I know a gold-digging con artist when I see one. Now, I would've thrown the trash out a long time ago, but you and Jamie keep getting in the way.

Tad: Oh, poor Adam. All you ended up with was a beautiful new grandchild.

[Bess cries]

Tad: Yeah. That's it, isn't it? There it is. That's what you want -- another baby, a granddaughter to carry on tradition. You just want J.R.'s child without Babe's baggage, right? You're still trying to kick her to the curb, right? That's it. Just throw away the mother, keep the baby -- same scheme, different day, just like you did with Dixie and J.R. Well, guess what, Adam -- it's not going to happen. History is not about to repeat itself, not while I'm in the picture.

Babe: My baby -- I can't see my baby's face.

Krystal: What's wrong? How come everything Babe sees is all blurry?

Anita: Babe's delirious from the fever. As soon as the antibiotics kick in, her fever should go down.

Babe: My baby.

J.R.: Your baby's right here, Babe. She's right here. And I think she wants to say something to you. Go ahead, Bess. "Don't cry, Mommy. It's ok. You're going to be fine real soon. Then you can hug me tight. And you can hold me and make me feel safe and happy. And then maybe one day, you can teach me how to dress myself and tie my shoes, make snow angels. And you'd lay me down and rub my back and sing to me. You could sing 'All the pretty little horses.' And every minute of every day, we'll make a memory and a promise that we'll always love each other forever. Hi, Mommy." That's right. She's right here.

Kendall: Babe has an infection, and it's affecting her heart.

Bianca: Oh, my God.

Kendall: Listen to me -- she's going to be ok. Ok? David's in charge of her treatment, they're mega-dosing her with antibiotics. Babe is going to be fine.

Bianca: And the baby? Little Bess?

Kendall: She's come through all of this like a champ.

Bianca: Thank God. You know, Babe was so strong for me in that cabin. I was so scared, and the baby was coming, and Babe just stepped right up like she had delivered a hundred babies.

Kendall: Well, she's the one you want in your corner at crunch time.

Bianca: Yeah, well, now it's my turn to come through for her. Take me to her room, Kendall. I want to see her.

Krystal: You'll be just fine, baby girl. Yeah.

Greenlee: Don't go off on Kendall. She was right to keep me away from Bianca.

Ryan: I'm sorry -- did the world just switch rotation because I just heard you use "Kendall" and "right" in the same sentence.

Greenlee: Bianca lost a child. I mean, I can't even begin to imagine what that feels like. Seeing me isn't going to make it any better.

Ryan: Your heart's in the right place.

Greenlee: It's about time. You're going to be checking in on Bianca, though, right?

Ryan: Yeah.

Greenlee: Will you do me a favor? I want you to give her this.

Ryan: That's yours, from Leo.

Greenlee: Yeah, in celebration of all of our yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows.

Ryan: Are you sure you want to part with that?

Greenlee: I have hundreds of memories of Leo to live on. Bianca and her baby only had a few precious hours. You know, she needs this more than I do.

Ryan: Maybe.

Greenlee: Leo loved Bianca. He would've been so happy about her baby. Hey, they're probably together now. He's probably making little faces at her. I want this to remind Bianca that Leo is taking care of her little one. And every time she looks at it, I want her to know that Leo is keeping her baby safe and loved.

Adam: I love it when you come on all gangbusters like that. It's like watching Colby play dress-up.

Krystal: What's going on?

Adam: Ah, sweetheart. In the irony to cap all ironies, Tad Martin is telling me how to raise Bess.

Krystal: Shh!

Adam: But -- it's ok, sweetheart. I'm going to file all of his advice under F for "Forget it." Ha-ha -- "Forget it." You got it? Good. Keep your guard up.

Tad: Ignore him. He's a very bitter person.

Krystal: No, you ignore him, ok? Forget that old meanie. Here. Suit up.

Tad: What for?

Krystal: Well, I think it's high time that you wrap your arms around this sweet little baby.

Kendall: I don't know about this, Bianca. Are you sure you're ok?

Bianca: Yes.

Kendall: I mean, you really don't have to do this right now.

Bianca: Yes, I do.

Kendall: You know what? Honestly, you really shouldn't even be out of bed.

Bianca: The nurses say it's good for me to be up and moving around.

Kendall: Yeah, but listen, Babe's fighting a fever. I mean, she might not even be up for visitors.

Bianca: No one but Babe understands what we shared in that cabin. She was a hero to me and to my baby. And I need to thank her. I need to go in there and I need to ask her everything that she remembers about Miranda and that night so that it's set in my head before it all fades away like a dream. It's ok, Kendall. You can just leave me here.

Kendall: Let me go in with you.

Bianca: No, no. I want to talk to Babe alone.

Kendall: Ok.

J.R.: Bianca.

Bianca: Hey.

J.R.: Hey, how are you?

Bianca: I'm ok. How's Babe?

Anita: Her temperature's 103.4. I'm going to order a cooling blanket.

Bianca: Kendall said that Babe has an infection that's gone to her heart.

J.R.: That's because she's nothing but heart. And that's why she's going to make it. Bianca, you -- you have to know how sorry I am.

Bianca: I do know. Thank you.

J.R.: So much has happened these past few days, and it's hard to take it all in.

Bianca: I know. Listen, J.R., I really need to talk to Babe.

J.R.: Well, if it's something that could wait --

Bianca: No, no, this can't wait.

J.R.: Until you two are stronger.

Bianca: No, we're as strong as we need to be. Please, J.R. I really need to talk to her.

J.R.: Ok.

Babe: Bianca?

Bianca: Hey.

Babe: I was so scared I was going to lose you.

Bianca: No. You're not going to lose me.

Babe: The doctors got you all fixed up?

Bianca: Mm-hmm.

Babe: You going to be ok?

Bianca: That's what they say.

Babe: Hmm. That's one load off my mind. Now tell me -- how's that precious baby of yours?

Ryan: Giving Bianca Leo's necklace is like the next best thing to getting a hug from the big lug himself.

Greenlee: I hope it brings her some comfort.

Ryan: Yeah, so do I.

Greenlee: What are you doing?

Ryan: You should be the one that gives it to her when the time is right.

Greenlee: Which may be never.

Ryan: Look, Bianca is going to have a rough go of it right now and some days are going to be better than others and some days, you know, are going to be horrible, but they're all going to hurt like hell. And sometimes, she might feel like she's got nobody to turn to and that's when you should give her Leo's necklace.

Greenlee: I don't know.

Ryan: Just -- just tell her exactly what you told me. I think she deserves that moment, and I think you do, too.

Greenlee: Thank you.

[Phone rings]

Ryan: I forgot to turn it off.

Greenlee: I'm turning you in to the cell phone police.

Ryan: Damn it.

Greenlee: What?

Ryan: It's the Cambias estate lawyers. I told them -- I told them to lay off already. I told them that the time isn't right.

Greenlee: The Cambias estate is yours again, isn't it?

Ryan: Yeah. Yeah, it is. I wish, like, I'd never met Alexander Cambias. I wish his estate was buried with him because I don't want it because the price tag's too high.

Greenlee: Ryan, you had nothing to do with Miranda�s death. You can't just write it off.

Ryan: I paid my debt to Alexander.

Greenlee: You still owe him.

Ryan: Oh? How do you figure that?

Greenlee: Alex Cambias gave you his global empire. Why? Because you're a total charm boy? Because you won him over with your killer smile? Or because he saw something in you that most people miss, including yourself.

Ryan: Ok, you wake me up when you get to the point, huh?

Greenlee: Ryan, Ryan, you're the guy that handles things. You think on your feet, you pull answers out of thin air. Your business instincts are solid -- that's why people trust you with their fortunes and their futures. Alex Cambias saw that in you. That's why he made you his heir.

Ryan: You're making this up. You never even met the guy.

Greenlee: I didn't have to. It's clear that he trusted you to rule his empire well and wisely and to make it your own. Alex Cambias saw you as the best investment he ever made.

Ryan: Well, long live me. What about Bianca? What about her? She's going to be left with nothing.

Greenlee: Peace of mind is nothing? Losing a burden she never wanted is nothing? Ryan, you're not going to be taking something away from her. You're going to be giving something back.

Ryan: And how will I do that?

Greenlee: By keeping Miranda alive -- building hospitals and libraries in her honor, awarding scholarships in her name, races for cures, funding for research. Anywhere that there's a child that's hurting or in need, Miranda will be there. Ryan, some good has to come from all this bad. The healing has to start somewhere. Let it start with you. And then spread to Bianca and Erica and Jackson and Kendall. Miranda touched so many lives. Don't let it be for nothing.

Kendall: Jack, it just broke my heart, Bianca waking up and asking to hold Miranda. Jack?

Jack: What? I'm sorry.

Kendall: What's wrong? Are you ok?

Jack: Yeah, I'm fine. Have you seen Erica around here anywhere at all today?

Kendall: No, no. She had the good sense, thank God, to stay away.

Jack: Any idea where she is?

Kendall: I don't know, I have no clue, but you know what? Personally, I voted her off the planet.

Jack: Look, I just came from her place. Read this.

Kendall: "Jackson --" how formal. She doesn't even call you "Dear."

Jack: Just read it, please.

Kendall: All right. "Jackson, I've gone away for a while. Don't bother to look for me. You won't find me --" she's always the drama queen -- "because I don't want to be found, especially by you. Don't worry." Who's worried? "I won't do anything rash, I won't hurt myself. I've been hurt enough." Signed "Erica Kane" -- so as not to confuse her with all the other Ericas in your life?

Jack: Look, where do you think she may have gone?

Kendall: I don't know, Jack. Why should I care? Why should any of us care? You're the one who said that Erica doesn't hurt the people that she loves. Well, this "Dear Jack" letter proves that you're wrong.

Maggie: Lena, Bianca's really lucky to have you. You were very gentle when you told her, when she couldn't remember what happened, and -- I hate this because I don't want to break down in front of her.

Lena: You won't. You'll do all the crying you need, but you'll do it before Bianca comes back because you know what'll happen if she comes back in here and she finds us crying our eyes out. You know what she'll do. She'll want to take care of us. That's what she does.

Maggie: I know, but I want to be strong, the way that you are with her.

[Lena scoffs]

Lena: Last night, I cried myself to sleep. And when I woke up, I cried some more when you two were asleep. And I'll shed many more tears for Bianca and for her baby, but I'll do it in private. When I'm with Bianca, I'm going to be the pillow where she can rest her head. I'm going to be a warm hand when she needs to hold one, silent comfort when there are no words. Sometimes she may not even know that I'm there, but that's ok because I'll know. I'll be whatever Bianca needs me to be, and so will you, Maggie.

Maggie: I hope. I just keep on seeing her face when she remembered that her baby was gone, and I -- and I can't just keep on seeing her die all over again. I can't handle that, Lena.

Lena: Hey, come on. Oh.

Tad: Welcome to the world, Bess. You sure know how to make an entrance, darling. I think she inherited her survival skills from her mom's side of the family, which is probably just as well because she's got to go home to Adam's house.

Krystal: Don't you worry. I'm going to make sure Bess knows how to outsmart Adam before she cuts her first tooth.

Tad: Oh. You know I'm going to spoil the hell out of this baby, don't you? First stop -- Uncle Bunny's Toy-a-Rama, where you will be the proud recipient of every single stuffed animal from aardvark to zebra.

Krystal: Oh, you know what the real test is -- are you going to let her put curlers in your hair?

Tad: As long as photography's not involved.

Krystal: Hmm.

Tad: And I may even subscribe to a tea party -- as long as it's, you know, casual, because I don't do fancy. Nonetheless, I am going to do a number on this sweet angel.

Krystal: Oh, yeah?

Tad: Mm-hmm.

Krystal: I'm going to pick up where you leave off. Bess and I are going to be regulars at the ice cream castle. Triple dips --

Tad: Ooh.

Krystal: Sprinkles --

Tad: Num-nummy, num, num, num-nummy. Num-num, num-num.

Krystal: Yeah, I'm going to spoil this sweet child -- not just rotten. I'm going to spoil her happy and make no apologies about it.

Tad: Yeah. We just may have to do it on the sly.

Krystal: This little baby needs her mama, Tad. Babe has got to get better. Promise me that'll happen. Promise me that's not just spun sugar. Tell me that is real.

Tad: It is. You just have faith. I give you my word. Babe's got a lock on a really rosy future.

Babe: Miranda's ok, isn't she?

Bianca: Hey, hey, everything's ok, all right? Don't worry.

Babe: Ok.

Bianca: The only thing that you need to worry about right now is getting well so that you can go home to your beautiful baby girl, ok?

Babe: Bianca?

Bianca: What? What?

Babe: I need you to do something for me.

Bianca: Of course, anything. You know that.

Babe: Promise me -- if I don't make it --

Bianca: Oh --

Babe: If I die --

Bianca: Stop.

Babe: Promise that -- that you'll help J.R. and you'll be a mama to my baby. And just love her like she's your own.

Tad: Well, one thing's for sure -- she's certainly got a lock on eating.

[Krystal giggles]

Anita: You're not done yet.

Tad: Yes, I am. Oh, in that case, I tell you what -- you just give me a ham on rye with mustard, hold the ham, hold the rye, and hold the mustard.

Krystal: No, no, no, no. You feed the baby, you burp the baby.

Tad: Oh, yes. I seem to recall burping a child --

Krystal: Yeah --

Tad: A rather unattractive expulsion of a gaseous bubble.

Anita: You know what to do?

Tad: Yeah. I've done it a couple of times. As a matter of fact, I was certified at Dandy Dan's all-you-can-eat rib night.

Anita: I say go for it.

Tad: Oh, I am just so unbelievably in love with this Monchichi, even if you do look just like Winston Churchill.

Krystal: Now, wait a minute now. You are not going to give this baby an ugly complex.

Tad: Perish the thought. All babies look like Winston Churchill.

Krystal: No, no, not this one. Bess is the exception. She is without a doubt the most beautiful baby in the world.

[Bess coos]

Krystal: As beautiful as her mama was on the day she was born.

Babe: Bianca, promise me that if I don't make it, will you be a mama to my baby?

Bianca: Ok. You've got to listen to me, ok? You're not going to die. You're not going anywhere. But, yes, of course, you have my word that if you or your little baby ever needed me for anything, I would be there. Ok?

Babe: Thank you.

Anita: I'll come back later.

Kendall: Erica is hurt, Jack, ok? I get that. But that doesn't give her the right to lash out, especially at you. What have you done but tie yourself up into knots to protect her?

Jack: We have to find her, Kendall.

Kendall: No, no, Jack, don't do it, please. That's what Erica wants. Don't take the bait.

Jack: And what bait would that be?

Kendall: The note! The note, the warning -- that's what she wants. She wants you to chase after her so that she could tell you all the millions of ways that you've let her down and hurt her. Don't -- don't, jack. Don't do it. Don't give her an opening.

Jack: Look --

Kendall: Please don't give her an inch. You give her an inch, she will crush your soul.

Jack: Kendall, right now, Erica is in a world of hurt, so much so that she is turning to alcohol to try to numb her pain. Now, I'm not going to turn my back on her, not now, not ever.

Greenlee: Think about what I said. Scratch that. I hope you think about what I said -- about taking over the Cambias estate. For what it's worth.

Ryan: We're talking billions.

Greenlee: I meant my advice -- whatever value you put on that.

Ryan: More than you know, Greenlee. A lot. I guess I'm going to have to get back to these guys, huh?

Greenlee: I hope I didn't mess things up between you and Kendall -- again.

Ryan: How did we get there?

Greenlee: Well, Kendall holds a pretty big grudge against me, and I don't really blame her. I just don't want her feelings for me to mess up her feelings for you, and yours for her.

Ryan: Kendall and I are not your problem, Greenlee.

Greenlee: There'll be colonies on the dark side of the moon before she forgives me. I guess it's pretty hard to get over what I did. You're the best friend I've ever had, next to Leo. But it's obvious that Kendall's not really onboard with that, so I just want you to know that if you have to make a choice, I'm cool if you choose her.

Ryan: Greenlee, it's not a question of me choosing between you and Kendall.

Greenlee: Then what is it a question of? I thought you and Kendall were back where you want to be.

Ryan: You know what? I got to go.

Bobby: I don't know who Kendall is, but your friend's got it bad for her.

J.R.: You're not going to die, Babe. I won't let you. Our baby needs you, and I need you.

Tad: You know something? Not too long ago, I was practicing lullabies for somebody I was waiting to meet, somebody just about your size. Oh. So what's your pleasure, hmm? What do you say, good-looking? How about some stones? The boss? Maybe you and I can just sit here in the quiet. That's not too bad, huh?

Anita: Hey.

Tad: Come on in.

Anita: I hate to break it up, but I have to take her back.

Tad: Oh, no! No, I -- look how good that is. She's such a little Monchichi. How do they do it? They just steal your heart without even trying, sometimes before they're even born.

Kendall: Bianca? Bianca, listen, honey, you need to rest, ok? Let's go back to your room.

Bianca: No. I'm not ready yet. First, I need to see Babe's baby.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Tad: Maybe it's time for you to accept that Erica knows what's in her own best interest and let her go.

Bobby: I still haven't met a woman I didn't like.

Greenlee: Oddly enough, you've grown on me, too.

Kendall: Bianca, what is it?

Bianca: My baby!

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