All My Children Transcript Monday 8/30/04
Proofread by Gisele
Babe: My God.
Jamie: What was that?
Babe: Holy smokes.
Jamie: Wow, that's ugly. Score one for baby Bess.
Babe: J.R. is going to have a total meltdown. Look out.
Jamie: No, J.R.'s the one who's got to look out -- for me.
J.R.: What was that?
Krystal: Well, it bore a strong resemblance to someone's favorite toy being blown to bits.
Tad: J.R., this yours?
J.R.: Oh. You bitch.
Krystal: Well, that's just the beginning, J.R. As long as you insist on playing "Where's the baby?" Your mother-in-law has a lot more where that's coming from. So why don't you just tell us where Bess is right now.
Aidan: Hey, how you doing?
Ethan: Oh, nice to see a friendly face.
Aidan: Yeah, likewise.
Ethan: You're here for the Miranda Montgomery fundraiser?
Aidan: The only person I'm raising funds for is myself. I read my horoscope this morning, and it said something about going around in circles isn't paying off for me. So I figure there's a roulette wheel here with my name on it.
Ethan: Well, good luck to you. Nice to be able to afford to live in a place that's not paid Sunday to Sunday.
Aidan: Why, you should try your own luck. You never gamble?
Ethan: I'm not in much of a gambling mood, to be honest. I don't even know why I'm really hanging around.
Aidan: Hmm. Must be the beer, eh?
Ethan: The owner suggested I stick around. He said it would be unforgettable, whatever that means.
Aidan: That sounds a bit cryptic, doesn't it? The owner of this place, huh? Yeah, it's Zach -- Zach Slater. Is it? I wonder what he knows about this party that we don't.
Ryan: Wait, wait, wait, wait, let me guess. Your hobby is selling surveillance photos of local residents to the tabloid press. No? Well, then, why didn't you ask us to pose for these, because I got to tell you, I've looked a lot better.
Zach: You don't get to ask me questions.
Ryan: Well, I have a feeling I'm not going to like the answer.
Zach: Do you really think you can walk into my private office and play with things that don't belong to you? It might have worked with Cambias Industries. It's not going to work with me.
Ryan: You know, it's funny you mentioned my company. Erica, Kendall, all these people that you happen to be fascinated with, they all seem to have a connection to the killing of Michael Cambias. So, what's your connection, Slater?
Greenlee: What are you talking about? The end of what?
Kendall: No, this is all your fault, Greenlee! Everything that's happened to me is your fault. It's all happened because of you. Now, if you disappear tonight, we would all be better off.
Greenlee: Don't even try to threaten me, Kendall.
Kendall: Oh, oh, oh, oh, I am beyond threats. You broke into my room.
Greenlee: I came here for the pictures.
Kendall: I don't know what you mean.
Greenlee: The ones you promised to show Anita if Bobby refused to sleep with me.
Kendall: Oh. Well, I guess Bobby told you about our little agreement. Pretty sad state when a guy has to be paid to sleep with you.
Greenlee: It's blackmail, and it's scraping the bottom even for you, Kendall.
Kendall: Yeah, I am scraping the bottom of my piggy bank. It costs a lot to have a guy in bed with you.
Greenlee: He was desperate for the cash. And by the way, it didn't work.
Kendall: Really? Says who?
Greenlee: His conscience ended up being more important than your threats to ruin his marriage. Conscience, Kendall. Remember what that is?
Kendall: Yeah, well, I guess everyone makes their choice, and Bobby made his, so now it's his turn to pay the price.
Greenlee: If you have the gall to show those pictures to Anita, he and I will tell her that we staged the whole thing.
Kendall: No, that's weak and pathetic. She'll never buy it. Bobby's a player. He's a player. She knows that he can't be trusted around any woman, and, you -- everyone in town knows what a filthy liar you are.
Greenlee: I can't believe that you would try to destroy their marriage.
Kendall: Oh, don't try and turn this around on me, Greenlee. This is about you and Ryan and your betrayal.
Greenlee: So everyone around you has to suffer -- for what?
Kendall: So that Ryan can finally see you for who you really are. You know, you really should have just gone ahead and just had sex with Bobby. I mean, now it looks like you're not going to be having sex with anyone anytime soon.
Greenlee: You know, I understand you going after what you want, but to hurt people just to see them in pain and to relish it, that's crossing the line.
Kendall: No, Ryan drew the line, and you pushed me over.
Greenlee: But this is way more than that. You're dragging in innocent people. It's pathetic.
Kendall: Pathe-- you're the pathetic one! You waltz in here acting like you care about Bobby Warner's marriage. The only marriage you're worried about is your own.
Greenlee: You think that I'm worried about you and Ryan and that little security monitor shot?
Kendall: Well, at least Bobby didn't completely rat out his end of the deal. Did you get a good look, Greenlee? It must have been too hard to handle, huh? Me in Ryan's arms, his lips wrapped around mine, same old intimate moment. That'll keep you up at night when you're lying in your bed all alone.
Greenlee: Give me the pictures, Kendall.
Kendall: You don't care about any stupid pictures, Greenlee. You are scared to death. Sure, maybe you kept your word to Ryan and you didn't sleep with Bobby, but you are terrified that Ryan broke his word and slept with me.
Zach: Well, that's quite a leap. You see pictures of Bianca's special guests, and now you're tying me into Michael Cambias' murder?
Ryan: Yeah, so what's your connection?
Zach: Again, you don't get to ask me questions about anything.
Ryan: Spoken like a man with something to hide. You see, I knew the whole fundraiser thing was just a smokescreen.
Zach: Stop wasting my time, ok?
Ryan: You're probably behind that guy coming to town, too. What's your connection to Ethan? The long-lost Cambias heir recognized you and crashed the place.
Zach: What's the matter? Are you ok? Are you afraid that you're going to lose all the stuff that you stole from Alexander Cambias?
Ethan: Who is this guy Slater? What does he think I'm going to find so interesting?
Aidan: I don't know. How long have you known him?
Ethan: Barely met the guy. He doesn't know me at all.
Aidan: Well, I bet you the guy, that he's full of himself.
Ethan: It's like he can help me prove who I really am.
Jonathan: I'll tell you who you really are. You are a fraud, Ethan, who thinks he can stick it to my brother so he'll turn his money over to you.
Ethan: It's Cambias money, not your brother's.
Jonathan: Well, there are no Cambiases. They're all dead. Oh, and here's a little breaking news for you -- my brother's onto your game. We all are. We've got some new information that was coming in, and it's all over for you, chap.
Babe: Many more things may have to blow up before J.R. tells us where Bess is. I mean, he woke up handcuffed to me and he practically didn't even blink.
Jamie: Well, blowing up his prized Duesenberg will make him think twice.
Babe: Or it's just going to make him angrier. I just want to know that Bess is safe.
Jamie: Hey, whatever J.R. is capable of, he would never do anything to hurt his little girl. We both know that. In the meantime, we just need another plan. So maybe we should consult the genius who incinerated his car.
Babe: And that would have to be Mama.
Jamie: Yeah. She should make you proud.
Babe: Gosh. You should have seen what happened to the last guy who crossed us. I bet you anything his car still smells like sardines. I remember back in San Diego J.R. used to talk about that car a lot. "My Duesey," he'd say. "She's got class." Never trust a guy who confuses a car with a real woman. You know, there were times that I thought that maybe J.R. loved that car more than he loved me. I guess he did.
Jamie: J.R. got a shot of his own medicine. He saw what it was like to have something he loves ripped away.
Babe: We should probably go downstairs and see how Mama's doing after this little stunt.
Jamie: Oh --
Babe: Jamie, what?
Jamie: Oh -- noth-- I think I just popped a stitch.
Babe: Well, here, let me see.
Jamie: No, no, no. No. It's ok. I'll be fine. It's no big deal.
Babe: Don't you dare start getting all macho on me. I know some first aid. Just let me take a look at it, and I'll be the one to tell you if it's ok.
Jamie: J.R. is a fool to care about that car more than you. A total fool.
J.R.: That car was irreplaceable!
Krystal: And so is my little girl! After what you did, you should be grateful I didn't blow up the whole damn garage and more. In fact, I could make good on that, and worse, unless you bring Bess home right now.
J.R.: I told you she was on an outing with the nanny. It's a good thing, too, before you started setting off bombs in the backyard!
Krystal: What outing? Where did they go?
J.R.: You don't need to know, because you're not her mother.
Tad: Oh, for God's sakes, stop it. Can't you see where this is going? Just tell us where the baby is before it gets any uglier.
J.R.: I'm a little surprised about you, Tad. Blowing up cars really isn't your speed.
Krystal: Tad didn't have anything to do with this.
Tad: More's a pity. Though it's perfectly obvious you're doing a bang-up job all by yourself.
J.R.: Then why don't you do your squeeze here a favor and let her know what kind of people she's messing with.
Tad: J.R. --
J.R.: I've got to go put that fire out.
Tad: If you ever threaten her in front of me again, I'll personally show you just how hot things can get.
J.R.: You actually defend this? You know, the fact that you even want to associate with a piece of trash like that is an insult to my mother.
Tad: The only thing that's an insult to Dixie around here is the way you're acting.
J.R.: I don't take your guilt trips anymore, so why don't you save your breath and get out of my way?
Tad: My God, she'd be ashamed of you, because you willingly took a page from your father's book and took a baby from her mother. And you know how that feels, don't you, J.R.? You understand the level of suffering you're inflicting, don't you?
J.R.: You know I do. Just like when Bianca took my baby.
Tad: So bring her back, now.
J.R.: It's not the same at all. Bess is fine, as she always will be as long as I'm there to protect her. You know, it's a good thing that she wasn't here before she started blowing cars up all over the lawn!
Tad: J.R., think. You remember how angry you were when you found out that Adam took you from your mother? Someday, Bess is going to be old enough to understand what you did here. How do you think she's going to feel about you when that happens?
J.R.: You know, your opinion doesn't mean squat to me, because I have a father who loves me, supports me, and that would never take sides with outsiders.
Tad: No matter how wrong you are.
J.R.: You know what, man? We have nothing more to talk about. You mean nothing to me. We're finished.
Krystal: Tad, I'm so sorry.
Tad: No. You ok?
Krystal: You were right. Keeping a baby from its mother is as low as it gets, and I never should have let it happen.
Tad: What are you talking about? You can hardly blame yourself.
Krystal: No, no, Tad. You don't know. This is my fault. I set this whole disaster in motion.
Ryan: So I'm right, aren't I? You had a part in Ethan staking his claim on Cambias.
Zach: No, it wasn't me, but it's not a bad idea.
Ryan: Really? Well, I will find out what your game is.
Zach: Good luck to you. I already know yours. You're a superhero to all.
Ryan: Yeah, I like to protect the people I care about. I like to protect them from you.
Zach: I'm not going to throw you out of my casino, because you're a doorman to Bianca's fundraiser; but you will leave my office now.
Ryan: Hey, you mind if I take some photos with me?
Zach: My life is not your business. Treat it like it is and you will regret it.
Ryan: If any of the people in those photos get hurt --
Kendall: Awful, isn't it, Greenlee? Not knowing if the man that you love slept with another woman.
Greenlee: You must have me confused with someone who doesn't trust Ryan, like you.
Kendall: Oh, I can see right through you. You are dying to know what happened after Bobby turned that monitor off.
Greenlee: Honest? If I want to know, I'll just ask Ryan. But I don't need to.
Kendall: Sure about that?
Greenlee: Absolutely, without a doubt.
Kendall: Why? Because he kissed you last night under the stars? I bet you're wondering how I know that. See, Ryan told me. He said he felt sorry for you, because you obviously had these incredibly deep feelings for him that he just couldn't return, so he thought he'd let you down easy.
Greenlee: I'm sorry you're doing this the hard way. Don't say I didn't try.
Kendall: Oh, wait, wait. What's the matter, Greenlee, huh? Am I making you face the awful truth? You finally have to admit that you got into this bogus marriage so that Ryan will fall in love with you, but you failed miserably.
Greenlee: You're desperate.
Kendall: Oh, honey, honey, honey, honey, I'm not desperate at all. You're the one who's going to be desperate. See, as soon as we prove that Ethan is the Cambias heir, you will lose everything. You will lose your company, your billions, and your so-called husband. And this is the part that's really -- you're not going to like this at all -- you're going to lose it all to me. So, who's desperate now? Oh, and you might as well take these, since I'm getting everything I want. There. You don't have to thank me.
Greenlee: I hadn't planned to.
Kendall: By the way, when you see Bobby, maybe you can try to salvage something there. I mean, since you're already used to being second best, maybe he'll take pity on you.
Babe: How does that feel?
Jamie: Pretty good.
Babe: Well, your stitches are intact, but I think you could use a new bandage.
Jamie: Well, I guess I won't be starting for the PVU football team anytime soon.
Babe: I'm sorry, Jamie.
Jamie: No big deal. I probably wouldn't have made the cut anyways.
Babe: No, I -- I mean I'm really sorry.
Jamie: It wasn't you who put a knife in my gut.
Babe: Well, might as well have been.
Jamie: You're wrong.
Babe: It's my fault that J.R. showed up at the jail. I never imagined for it to go this far. When Mama told me that you were in jail with that dealer and you were trying to get the goods on J.R., it broke my heart that even my own mother was having doubts. And I just wanted to show her, just show everyone. But I guess I just proved how stupid I am.
Jamie: What did you do?
Babe: I ran to J.R. and I told him. He really did seem upset. I just wanted everyone to finally see. But I guess I was the one who was fooled. Hate me if you want. I wouldn't blame you. I'll just go.
Jamie: What I'm feeling, Babe? Hate isn't even on the list.
Krystal: You try so hard to do what's right, to take care of your family the only way you know how.
Tad: Krystal, stop, please. You're wrong. I know where you're going with this.
Krystal: You do?
Tad: Sure. You figure if you'd stuck by that nanny 24/7, she'd never would be able to get past you. And in normal circumstances, you'd be right. These aren't normal circumstances. This is Adam's world. And around here, if he wants something to happen, it usually happens come hell or high water. So do me a favor, ok? Don't blame yourself. The good news is it doesn't always end up in a Chandler win. And I, for one, am not about to stand by and let J.R. or Adam get away with this for long.
Krystal: Tad, I don't even care who wins anymore. I just want that little girl home.
Tad: Exactly what I'm talking about. We can't get the police involved officially just yet. But unofficially, I got an awful lot of friends that are willing to help off the clock. I called in every favor I got coming. There are plenty of them. We got ourselves a search party out there even as we speak.
Krystal: You did all that?
Tad: Are you kidding? I'm not about to stand by and let Babe or you get hurt any worse than you already have been.
Krystal: Tad -- I swear, you -- you just knocked me off of my shoes.
Tad: Yeah. I know how you feel.
Krystal: Oh, go. I love you, Tad.
Jonathan: A couple of friends from Princeton live in England now, and one of them knows the name Ethan Ramsey, related to some sort of scandal lately. Now, would you care to elaborate?
Ethan: Why bother? You make up your answers.
Jonathan: Oh, well, they're going to check it out. And then once they get back to me on who you really are, Ryan will have the proof and -- you're history.
Ethan: Doesn't matter what you dig up. None of it has anything to do with me being a Cambias.
Jonathan: A liar's a liar.
Ethan: I'm not a liar. And your brother promised me the opportunity to prove it.
Jonathan: Oh. Old news, friend. I was just with Ryan, and he believes your story about as much as the rest of us. I mean, why should he believe your story? If old man Cambias wanted you found, he would have found you. Oh, no, wait. Your mother didn't want you found. That's why she dumped you off on a friend. Rich old man like that, if he wanted to find a cockroach in a volcano, he could.
Aidan: Hey, why don't you just ease up, pal, all right?
Jonathan: This is between me and your friend.
Ethan: It's all right.
Jonathan: Why don't you stay out of it?
Ethan: It's all right. He needs to get it off his chest.
Jonathan: Does he know your story, Ramsey? Hmm? It's tragic. I mean, too bad it bombed at the box office and went straight to video. I mean, you know the story of what happens when the so-called hero has a deep, dark secret from his past. He ends up not being the hero. And that could happen to you, Ramsey. I mean, if I were you, I'd make tracks now, get out of town, because this secret is going to come out.
Ryan's voice: I'm right, aren't I? You got some part in Ethanís staking his claim on Cambias.
Kendall: Please, please, please tell me you found out this guy is for real. Just tell me that Ethan Ramsey is Ethan Cambias and Ryan's about to lose everything. Please, please, Zach. My life depends on it.
Zach: Would you like a drink?
Kendall: No, no.
Zach: A sedative, maybe? Just sit down, tell me about it.
Kendall: I -- I -- I just said some really stupid things to Greenlee just now. I sounded like -- I sounded like a desperate, hysterical woman. I was hurt. I was hurt and angry, and I wanted her to feel the same way. But you know what? I'll tell you what happened next. She ran straight to Ryan. She's probably with him right now, telling him everything that I said. And then he's telling her it doesn't matter, Kendall doesn't matter. Oh, God. Oh, God, no. I can't -- I can't let him win. I can't let either of them win. And you don't -- no, don't look at me like that, ok? You have no idea. You can't even begin to understand.
Zach: Try me.
Kendall: Well, there were mistakes. There were a lot of mistakes, but I went and I told Ryan that I still loved him, and I asked for a second chance, and he married Greenlee anyway. And now -- now Ryan thinks that he has real feelings for Greenlee. It's ridiculous. I can't let that happen, Zach. I can't. I can't let them walk off into the sunset while I eat their dust. I won't survive this again. I won't.
Zach: They're not going to win, Kendall. Ryan's not going to win. I can almost guarantee it.
Kendall: How are you going to stop him?
Ryan: That's nice. Is that what you're wearing tonight? It's beautiful.
Greenlee: You're angry. I can tell by the trajectory on the brush.
Ryan: No. Don't sweat it.
Greenlee: Is it because of what I said to you before about Jonathan, that his MBA stood for "mighty bogus abbreviation"?
Ryan: Oh, no. No, no, no. No, not even close. I'm not angry at you, Greenlee.
Greenlee: You might change your mind after I tell you something about last night.
Ryan: That sounds heavy.
Greenlee: Kind of.
Ryan: You know, maybe we should wait till after the dinner, like we talked about.
Greenlee: Sure. We can do that.
Greenlee: Oh, you know what? It can't. It can't wait. I -- I have to tell you now. I kissed Bobby Warner.
Greenlee: And you kissed Kendall.
Ryan: And how did you know that?
Greenlee: Take a guess.
Greenlee: She set it up so that I would see the two of you together just the same way that she set Bobby up to sleep with me.
Ryan: But he didn't.
Greenlee: No, he didn't. How'd you know?
Ryan: Well, because you made a promise to me, Greenlee, and I knew you wouldn't break that.
Greenlee: Wow. So whatever happened after you kissed Kendall, you can just tell me. I'll believe whatever you say.
Ryan: After Kendall kissed me, nothing happened. Not one single thing.
Greenlee: Because we made a promise to each other. I knew it.
Ryan: Our marriage is still intact.
Greenlee: I don't know how much longer I can do this. The marriage, I mean. You know, it's getting too hard.
Ryan: Are you saying that you want out?
Ethan: You tell Ryan he can dig as deep as he wants. I know who I am, and I'll get what's mine.
Jonathan: Look, kid, you are not going to hurt my brother. Fair warning.
Aidan: That guy needs to lighten up.
Ethan: He's had it in for me ever since I walked into Fusion. I thought his brother was different.
Aidan: Well --
Ethan: Apparently not.
Aidan: Just what a guy with a very short fuse wants you to know.
Ethan: Yeah. I know enough. What I need now is to shut both their mouths and get what's owed to me.
Aidan: Well, you're going to need proof to do that.
Ethan: Haven't got time. Once they find out about --
Aidan: Wow, you really are keeping something buried, aren't you?
Krystal: It's true, Tad. I look at you now and all I can think is I really do love you.
Tad: Yeah. Your last chance to take it back.
Krystal: No, not if you paid me.
Tad: Are you sure? Because, I mean, right now we could just chalk it up to gratitude. Or being, you know, swept away by my outrageous good looks.
Krystal: Well, that, too. You trying to make me regret speaking my mind?
Tad: Well, let's just say you managed to surprise me.
Krystal: Honey, it snuck up on me. But I just realized that you may be the best thing that ever happened to me -- a true blue standup hero. I think of the things that you're willing to do for me, the way you fight for me, the way you listen to me, the way you believe in me --
Tad: Gosh, and here I was thinking I was the lucky one. So where's the girl that doesn't believe in white picket fences or happy endings?
Krystal: She's still got her bags packed, ready to catch a plane in 10 minutes' notice.
Tad: Well, then, damn it, what's the point of getting me all charged up?
Krystal: Do I need to have a point?
Tad: Well, it would help.
Krystal: Tad, however this may end -- you know, this week, next year, whatever -- I -- I want you to trust. I want you to believe that this moment right now, this is the real deal. I love you.
Babe: Wait, wait. You don't hate me?
Jamie: God, Babe, I'm not even mad at you. I get why you did what you did. I hated to believe what J.R. was capable of just as much as you. I love my brother. But it was a drug dealer who put a shiv in me, not you.
Babe: Yeah, but if I wouldn't have sent J.R. down there --
Jamie: We never would have found out the truth from Seth, and J.R. could have done something even worse for his next move.
Babe: I never meant for you to get hurt.
Jamie: I'm fine. Look, see? It's good as -- ok, almost. Never mind. The point is it was worth it. You're worth it.
Babe: How did this all spin so out of control?
Jamie: Hey, if I hadn't gotten stabbed, how else would you have gotten me to take my shirt off? No, you can't fool me. I know that's what motivated you.
Babe: Yeah, you totally got me. You discovered my plan.
Jamie: See, I told you I'd get you to laugh again. Ok. It's my turn to confess something to you.
Tad: You know something? When this is over, you and I are going to have a nice, long, slow, hot conversation about that white picket fence.
Krystal: Well, I guess a girl's got to hope for something.
Tad: Hmm, I'm not joking. One way or another, I swear I'm going to get you to stop hedging your bets.
J.R.: What the hell are you trying to pull now, Tad?
Babe: What could you have to confess? Jamie, you haven't done anything except get yourself put in the hospital for trying to protect me. You've been nothing but a wonderful friend to me, even when I was accusing you of all kinds of horrible things.
Jamie: I haven't forgotten. I was a pretty big part of what set J.R. off in the first place.
Babe: Jamie, you didn't know.
Jamie: Confession? Even though all hell broke loose and it caused a lot of trouble, I have never regretted the night that I spent with you, and I never will.
Greenlee: You know, I'm not saying that I want out tonight. I wouldn't want to bring the board down on your head. I mean, the divorce would be proof that we got married for business reasons. I just -- I'm thinking that maybe we should rethink this whole six-month agreement.
Ryan: No, I get it. It's pretty clear.
Ryan: Yeah, I've been -- I've actually been thinking I wanted to make some changes myself.
Ryan: I mean, it's what I meant before when I said that we had stuff that we needed to talk about. I just -- I just wasn't sure if you were ready to hear it. And maybe you're not ready to hear it, but I -- I really can't wait either, so I have to say it now.
Greenlee: Ok. If that's what you want.
Ryan: I mean, this is -- it's been strange for both of us, I guess. I mean, you're my best friend. You know? And you've been amazing, with everything that we've been going through. I mean, no matter how bad it's got, you've always been there and you've been real. And you always make me laugh, and you always tell the truth.
Greenlee: You made it easy.
Ryan: Well, the thing is, is that -- well, I've been -- I just realized that I never thought that I would be back in this place. Love -- real love -- I thought I was done with it.
Greenlee: I thought you were done, too. That's what you said.
Ryan: Yeah. But I was wrong. Greenlee, I'm not done with it. It's -- those feelings -- they're not dead and buried. They're -- they're here.
Greenlee: Please don't say any more.
Ryan: I -- I have to, Greenlee, and you may not want to hear this, you know, but it's because of you, Greenlee. This -- you make me feel this way.
Greenlee: I'm sorry. I don't understand.
Ryan: You, Greenlee. You did this to me. You made me feel this way. I walk into a room and you're there, and I feel that's my home. And I don't want to let go of that feeling, not now, not ever.
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