All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/8/04
Proofread by Gisele
TV announcer: The lineup for the sold-out benefit concert included platinum-selling recording artists as well as personal friends of Center head Bianca Montgomery. One such performer was Adam Chandler, Jr., formerly of Chandler Enterprises. Chandler's daughter, Bess Miranda, shares a birthday and name with Center namesake Miranda Montgomery.
[After turning off the TV, David spots Tad freeing himself and rushes over to retie his wrists]
David: Make me gag. Looks like Satan can still keep a beat. Let it go, Tad. I know what you're doing.
Jamie: Give it up, J.R. It's over. Bess isn't your child. Bianca knows it, and soon so will everybody else. So no more denial. Just accept it.
J.R.: Bess is my child. Mine! And as long as I live, I will ever give her up.
Babe: That's right, Bianca. She's here. You always knew in your heart. Miranda's here. Your Miranda.
Babe: She's just waiting for you to pick her up and hold her close.
Babe: Please, Bianca. We have to go. We've got to get out of here now. You've got to get that DNA test so you can prove to the whole world who she really is.
Bianca: Miranda? My baby? You kept her from me?
Babe: Yes. I kept her from you.
Tad: Listen, Dr. Death, I'm parched. Why don't you do me a solid, right -- go get me a glass of water, a soda, a wet rag to suck on.
David: What's the matter, Tad, you thirsty? How about if I describe that iced tea I had earlier?
Tad: Oh, such a kidder. I tell you what -- why don't I describe the kickboxing lessons I've been taking, huh?
[Tad gives David a swift kick in the rear, sending him flying across the room]
David: You know something? You're such a moron. You're such an idiot. You have to prove to everybody that you're so smart, but yet you always tip your hand. Thanks for the heads-up, Tad. Now I know I've got to tie your feet. Hopefully, it'll cut off the circulation. I'll have to amputate. Give me your feet.
[Pounding on door]
Man: What's going on in there?
[David stuffs a cloth into Tad's mouth]
David: Keep your mouth shut. I'll be right there! Don't say a word, you hear me?
Man: Open it!
Krystal: And patty-cake patty-cake, throw it in the pan oh. Aw. I never thought I'd get this, a chance to squeeze the stuffing out of you. Yes. Oh, honey, you are just every warm-fuzzy all rolled into one. Yes, you are. I hope it's not too long before I get to see you again. Wouldn't that be a good day, huh? But if that day never comes, I only got myself to blame. It's the price I have to pay.
Krystal: The price I have to pay for what I did to Bianca.
Bianca: You had my baby? The baby that you delivered, put into my arms, cut the cord? You kept her from me? I grieved. I stopped the milk. I -- I gave all her things away. I shut the baby book, because there was nothing else to write. I had to move on. You helped me. You held me. You -- you told me that you wished that you could make all the hurt go away.
Babe: And I still do wish that, more than anything.
Bianca: You could have, Babe. You could have made it all better if you had just told me the truth. Well, what did you think, that I was going to, what, get over it, move on?
Babe: No, no! I knew that that was impossible. I saw how you loved that child.
Bianca: Do you know what I had left of my baby? A shirt, a tank top that I held to my face as I cried at night. Can you just see that? Can you picture me all alone in my room in the dark? You put me there, watching the minutes drag by because there was no point in going to sleep. That's when the nightmares would come -- trying to get to Miranda, save Miranda, Miranda in the river, Miranda screaming my name, calling out to me. And I was so close. Our -- our fingertips were almost touching, and then she would float away down the river, and I would wake myself up screaming her name! Worse were the dreams where she was alive, healthy, smiling, looking -- looking at me in my arms, her -- her breath against my cheek, her face right here. I could feel her. I could smell her. And then I would wake up and she would be gone again, ripped from my arms, dead, leaving me with nothing. And you -- you had Miranda in your arms against your heart?
Babe: I know that it was a sin, what I took from you.
Bianca: No, no, no, Babe. Sorry, not one sin -- a thousand, a million. A sin for every second that she was apart from me.
Babe: I tried to find a way --
Bianca: You did. You did. I remember, you made me her godmother to share her with me. What was that, some kind of sick joke? Oh, no, no, of course. Of course not. You hurt for me. You ached for me. You -- you shared with me the scraps of your life with my daughter to make me feel better. Oh, and weren't you so kind and loving after I ran off with Miranda? Spunky Babe stood up to big, bad J.R., fought for my place in my baby's life, and kept on fighting.
Babe: Bianca, I was trying to find a way, but all I kept finding was wrong!
Bianca: Ok, how about this -- how about, "Bianca, here's your baby"? No? No? Not good enough? Ok, how about, "Stop grieving, stop crying, your baby's alive"? Instead, you made me her godmother, as if that would be enough. Please, Babe, please tell me again about the guilt, the endless guilt crushing you, wearing you down, but not enough to make you open your mouth and say the words, "Bianca, your baby is alive"!
Babe: I knew that it wasn't enough. What I did was unforgivable!
Bianca: The way Kendall resented you, this big, irrational hate that my sister had for you because your baby lived and my baby died. I almost cut her out of my life for you. I did, because you -- you were the only other person on earth to have held Miranda. You saw my baby's face. You put her into my arms. And that alone made me love you. Soul sisters, for life.
Babe: For life.
Bianca: But when Kendall looked at you, all she felt was hate. I should have listened to her. She was right. I've never hated anyone the way I hate you now.
J.R.: God help you, James. You are the biggest sucker I've ever met. I can't believe I tried to help you. You were doomed from the second you laid eyes on that whore.
Jamie: You know, you keep saying that, like you can grind her down to one filthy word. Now, I told you not to make me hurt you, and apparently you don't listen so good.
J.R.: Kendall, I'm in here! Open the door!
Jamie: You're not going anywhere!
Kendall: What are you doing? Wait, wait -- guys, come on! Come on, you guys, stop it, ok?
J.R.: Come on.
Kendall: Hey! Hey, hey, hey, J.R. -- no! No. No! No, J.R., Don't do that! You're going to kill him! You're going to kill him! You're killing him. You're going to kill him. Oh, my God, Jamie? Jamie? J.R., what did you do? What did you do?
J.R.: I don't know.
Kendall: Bianca -- Bianca's with Babe. Babe came to see Bianca in your motel room.
J.R.: What? You didn't stop her?
Kendall: I tried to call you on your cell.
J.R.: Damn it, Kendall!
Bianca: The way I went off on J.R. when he turned on you. He called you a liar and a con and said that you weren't fit to raise that bab-- where do I even start with that one?
Babe: You're saying all the things that I said to myself.
Bianca: Really? Like how we hopped into bed together to nail J.R. for the bad guy he was? I did that to protect Bess from evil J.R., who was so low and so cruel as to keep a mother away from her child. It's funny, huh? I swore that I would protect that baby. My baby. My baby. My baby.
Babe: All the fighting I did, it was for you. I was trying to keep Miranda safe until she was back in your arms. I know it doesn't explain anything --
Bianca: You had me think that my baby was dead, that my little girl drowned in the river, that her little bones broke and her little lungs filled with water!
Babe: No, no, Bianca, she's alive, safe right there!
Bianca: But I didn't know that! That's the point! Those visions left me rocking in a corner and begging God to make it stop. I never told you that because I never told anyone. It was all too horrible to say out loud.
Babe: I'm so sorry. I was -- I was wrong, and there's no words that I can say to explain what I've done. I --
Bianca: You -- you said that you would make things right. Over and over, every day, "I will make things right." Is this what you had in mind, Babe? Are things right now?
Babe: No. No. I know that I cannot take away your pain or undo what I have done, but -- but I can stand here and take what I have coming.
Bianca: You think that you can martyr yourself? That I'm going to feel sorry for you now?
Babe: No, it's not like that. I owe you my life, Bianca, and it's up to you what you do with it.
Bianca: Well, what can you give me, Babe? What makes us even?
Babe: You can call the police. You can call the police and you can tell them that I kidnapped Kevin Buchanan�s baby. And they'll take away my son, just like I kept Miranda from you.
Bianca: I see. Because babies are like purses, and when we get bored, we can just trade them.
Babe: No. They'll take away my son. And the son that J.R. thinks is dead -- he'll realize that he's not gone at all, and you know how J.R.'s sick mind works. He's going to come up with things that your good mind can't even begin to comprehend. Bianca, I will lose my son. I'll never see him again.
Bianca: Do it, Babe. Cry. Cry. Come on, cry. I dare you. I dare you to cry in front of my face after everything that you have put me through.
Babe: I thought that I had lost my baby. And I felt some of your pain -- and I am not even beginning to say that it even compares. But I mourned my boy. But then this beautiful miracle happened and he was back in my life, and I thank God every single day for every second that I had with him. I want a life with my son, for his sake and for mine. And I know that I have done so many countless, terrible things, but I still think that he belongs with me over J.R.
Bianca: Really? A liar and a kidnapper and a woman who betrays the people that she says she loves? That's what your son deserves?
Babe: You know me better than anyone now. So whatever you decide to do with me, it's up to you. But whatever you decide, I need you to do it quickly, because we don't have much time. J.R.'s going to be here. You've got to take Miranda and we got to get her out of here. You have to take your little girl and get that DNA test, and you keep her close to you. Do you realize that J.R. knew about Miranda the second that he read my letter? Bianca, he didn't give her up then, and he's not going to give her up now, not without a fight. So you need to take your baby and get her out of here before --
[Knock on door]
Krystal: I just had this squirrelly feeling that something wasn't right.
Babe: It's ok. I -- I needed to see his sweet face.
Krystal: You told Bianca? Babe, you just have the biggest heart in the whole universe, and I couldn't be more proud of calling you mine, but you have to go. You have to grab your baby and your man and get far away.
Babe: No, no, not until this is over. Come on, come in.
Krystal: Honey, no. Bianca can't see James. It'll blow your cover.
Babe: Mama, it's already been blown, ok? I told Bianca everything. I couldn't keep any more secrets or any more lies. But right now I want it how it should have been, the mamas and the babies, just for a minute. Just one last time.
Bianca: Hi, little one. This isn't the first time we met. Remember? That day in the park? I am so sorry that you got dragged into this, with all my heart. Jamie showed up that day at the park and asked if this was the son that you were talking about, and you explained it all away, so smooth with the lies, I had no idea.
Babe: I always wanted to tell you, Bianca. And I'll always be sorry for that.
Bianca: Oh, come on. The only reason that you finally came clean about Miranda is because you didn't need her anymore. You had your own baby back, so mine was just a spare that you could afford to lose.
Krystal: No, no, that's not true. You have to understand --
Bianca: Oh, what, what, now you're going to defend Babe again?
Bianca: Make it all better for her like you always do, no matter who gets caught in the fallout?
Krystal: I'm not covering for Babe, Bianca. This is the God's honest truth. Babe wanted to tell you from day one. The blame for you not knowing all this time is all on me. I was the one. I was the one that fudged those DNA labels, I was the one --
Bianca: Oh, God, stop, stop, please. Babe already filled me in on all the disgusting details. Look, don't get me wrong, Krystal, I hate you. What you did was selfish and repulsive. But I can almost understand. I mean, who am I to you? Just some girl that your daughter hung out with. Babe is your life. When she was born, you looked into her eyes and you swore to her that you would do anything, anything it took to keep her safe, to keep her happy. When Miranda was born, I did the exact same thing, so I get it. But Babe looked into my eyes and told me that she loved me. She called me her best friend. And then she ripped out my heart, and now she wants credit for finally giving it back.
Babe: I do love you, Bianca, more than you're ever going to know.
Krystal: I know there is no way to make you understand.
Babe: And there's not enough time.
Bianca: What you did to me I wouldn't do to my worst enemy. You claimed my baby as your own. How sick are you, Babe? How evil and cruel?
Babe: Hate me, Bianca. But just take Miranda and get her to that clinic. And if you're not going to let me take you, fine. Then let Mama or David -- let David take you.
Bianca: Take David? David helped you keep my child from me. David can rot in hell.
David: Thanks a lot, jackass. I had to give the manager all my cash so he wouldn't throw us out. What were you thinking -- oh, you've got to be kidding! Don't you ever quit? Get over here, you little jerk. What �
Kendall: Oh, good. Thank God. Ok. Ok. 911. I'll call 911.
Kendall: No --
Jamie: No ambulance.
Kendall: Yes, you need help.
Jamie: Where's J.R.?
Kendall: Who the hell cares where he is? He just thrashed you to death. You need a doctor! You need a doctor, Jamie! What are you doing? No!
Babe: Jamie. What's wrong?
Jamie: J.R. got away. Run, now!
Babe: J.R. just got away from Jamie. We -- we have to get you and Miranda out of here. Just forget the bags. Let's just go!
Bianca: Are you insane? Why would I go anywhere with you? Get out of here, Babe. Go far, far away, where I never have to look at you again. Do us both a favor and let me just pretend that you don't exist.
Babe: Mama, can you just take James? I'll be right behind you.
Babe: He can still hurt you, Bianca. Just please, just take your baby and keep her safe.
Bianca: You take care of your baby, I'll take care of mine.
Kendall: Tell me what the hell is going on here. J.R. beats you senseless, and then you tell Babe to run? If Babe dragged Bianca into anything, I swear to you I will go after her.
Jamie: I just have to get to --
Kendall: Jamie? Jamie, Jamie, Jamie? Oh, God. Jamie? Are you ok? Jamie? Jamie, can you hear me? Jamie? Oh, God. Can you hear me, Jamie? Please tell me, are you breathing? Are you ok? Can you hear me? Oh -- oh, God.
[Miranda babbles and coos]
Bianca: Hey, little one. Hi, little girl. My Miranda. My sweet -- my sweet Miranda.
J.R.: Babe was here.
Bianca: She was.
J.R.: You know, whatever she said, it's all lies." She hates my guts. That's all that matters to her. You do know that, don't you?
Bianca: J.R., we haven't been close in -- I don't know -- feels like forever. Since the hospital, when I took the baby from the nursery. God, you must have been so scared.
J.R.: Yeah, but I understood. You gave the baby back because that was the right thing to do.
Bianca: And you had to protect her, which meant keeping her away from me.
J.R.: Yeah, I apologized for that. I want you in her life. A godmother is a lifetime commitment. You said that. That's what I want now, for all of us.
Bianca: Yeah, but you didn't really mean it, J.R. I mean, all that mattered was the baby. I get that. So you had no choice but to turn on me, like you turned on Babe, like you turned on so many people in your life. You changed. And for a long time, I had no idea why, but now I know. It was Babe. All Babe, all her lies.
J.R.: Yeah, that's because every other word out of her mouth is a lie.
Bianca: And the betrayals -- Paul Cramer, your own brother. She chipped away at your heart and then expected you to understand. And you knew that Babe was all about deceit. And somewhere deep down in you, you knew the truth about the baby. Of course you changed. How could you not? Babe hurt us both. She changed us both. No one else will ever feel what we feel. So we have to help each other now.
Babe: Ok. Ok, I know it's right -- Mama, it's right around here.
Krystal: Honey --
Babe: God, I don't know where --
Krystal: You are scaring the life out of me! We can't get lost now. We got to get a move on!
Babe: Just hush for one second. Just let me think.
Krystal: You don't have a second! Bianca knows about little Chandler Buchanan Anderson here.
Babe: I had to tell her everything, don't you think? I owed her at least that much.
Krystal: Baby doll, you brought her world down around her ears. She is so angry, she could tell J.R. and the cops. You got to get this baby out of here before you're nabbed for kidnapping.
Babe: And I told Bianca that I would take my punishment.
Krystal: If it comes to that, you will. But right now you have got to fight like crazy to give this little boy the life he deserves. Honey, it's what a mama does.
Babe: I know that, but right now I need to find Jamie. I don't -- right there. That's it. That is where Jamie's keeping J.R.
Krystal: Well, let's go. Let's hustle.
Babe: No, no, wait. I want you stay here with James. You keep him out of sight, ok?
Kendall: I'm calling somebody.
Jamie: Dial and you won't be saving me. You'll be killing me.
Babe: Jamie? Oh, my God, what happened?
Kendall: It was J.R. like I've never seen him. He went crazy, off the wall.
Jamie: There's no time. We have to move.
Kendall: No, no. No, no, wait a minute. No, no one is going anywhere, ok? No one is going anywhere until you tell me what the hell is going on here. Now, Babe, so help me God, if you got Bianca into anything crazy --
Babe: Please, Daddy.
David: Get the phone! It could be Babe or Jamie! Yes?
Babe: It's Jamie. He needs a doctor.
David: Where are you?
Babe: We're -- we're at the warehouse. It's near the corner of Bimini and Bayou. It's between you and J.R.'s hotel. You got to hurry. J.R. hurt him bad.
David: I'm on my way.
Tad: Tell me. What's wrong?
David: I'm out of here. Enjoy the room.
Tad: Wait a minute, Hayward. Where the hell do you think you're going? Come here.
Kendall: Where the hell is my sister?
Babe: Would you please just stop with the questions already? She's in J.R.'s hotel suite. Go to her. Now, Kendall! Your sister needs you.
Kendall: You'd even lie about my sister to chase me off. You know what? She is just fine as long as she's nowhere near you.
Jamie: J.R. -- did you see him? Did he catch you in his room?
Babe: No. I left as soon as you called. But Bianca's still there. She's alone with Miranda.
Jamie: He's lost it, Babe. We can't risk him seeing you or the baby. No one can know --
Babe: I told her. I told Bianca everything.
Bianca: You love her. I've seen how much you love Miranda.
J.R.: Her name is Bess. You listened to her? You listened to Babe? Even though she's a liar, you bought it anyway?
Bianca: J.R., this is a horrible shock. I'm so sorry for what you must be going --
J.R.: No, no, no, Bianca! I do not want to hear it.
Bianca: Look, I've been where you are. I know what you're feeling. I have felt all that pain. But if I can just talk to you for a minute, I think that I can help you understand. J.R., there's still --
J.R.: Help me with what? Help me how, how, how? By telling me more of Babe's lies? No. Bess and I know better than that now.
Bianca: Ok, ok, ok, I'm sorry. Look, I felt what you're feeling, but you need to hear what I have to say. If you would just listen to me for just a minute --
J.R.: Why, so you can convince me that my baby died in the river? Never!
Bianca: No, that's the last thing I want to do.
Jamie: You did the right thing in the end. Bianca can't see it now, but eventually --
Babe: But what? But she'll -- she'll forgive me? No, she won't, and she shouldn't.
Jamie: I'm sorry.
Krystal: What's wrong? Did Babe call?
David: What do you think you're doing? Out in the open with the baby? Someone might see you!
Krystal: Somebody already has -- Bianca. Babe told her. She wanted me to wait here with the baby, but there is just no time. Babe and Jamie need to grab this boy and move out.
David: All right. Go back to the motel and wait. I'll take care of Babe.
Krystal: All right, I'm gone.
David: All right.
Krystal: Ok. All right. Just a quick little trip, partner. That's it.
Tad: All right, where is he? Where's Hayward?
Krystal: Tad, what are you doing?
Tad: What, you mean on my feet, conscious? So you knew Hayward was playing guard dog?
Krystal: I didn't want you to get hurt, Tad, if that's what you mean. Listen, let's -- let's go somewhere and talk, ok?
Tad: Forget it. You're just trying to waste time I could be using to help Jamie. Don't.
Krystal: What -- what is with you? You haven't even said a word. Are you going to pretend like I don't even have this baby?
Tad: What is with me? Aren't you sick of it, trying to use innocent children to get what you want? Just forget it. I don't have time for this.
Krystal: You don't have time for Dixie's grandson? For James? For Thaddeus James Martin? Tad, look at him. Look at this little boy. Don't you want to hold him, feel his chubby little legs and --
Tad: Don't. Don't play me.
Krystal: I'm not playing you, Tad. I'm introducing you.
Tad: We've met. Now, if you'll excuse me, my family needs me.
Krystal: This is your family. Don't you think this little boy needs you? Now, I know -- I know you want Babe and Jamie to turn themselves in for justice's sake, but what about his sake? What about this little boy, this innocent child, Dixie's flesh and blood turned over to J.R. and Adam? You know what's going to happen to him? The same thing that happened to J.R.
Tad: J.R. made his own choices.
Krystal: And what choice is this little boy going to have when the Chandlers get their claws in him? You didn't just hand J.R. over to Adam. You fought like hell and you still couldn't save him. Save this child. Save James.
[At the hotel, Kendall tries to use the elevator to reach Bianca]
Boy: One more ride up!
Woman: You said that six rides ago, sweetie.
Boy: You promised!
Man: Just calm down here!
Kendall: I have to get in there! Just get out and shove off!
Boy: Going up?
Kendall: No, no, no! No, no, no! Oh, come on! Come on!
J.R.: My baby is alive. Do you hear me? I have choked, I have gagged long enough on Babe's lies. I'm not doing it anymore.
Bianca: You're right, J.R., Babe is a liar. She has lied about everything, about more than you know. I'm sorry, J.R. This little girl, this baby -- she's Miranda. But your baby -- it's not what you think, J.R. I can help you with your child.
J.R.: You -- you can help me, Bianca? A plate of crazy to go? You called Bess Miranda. You're freaking nuts. You think you can waltz out of here with my kid just because some piece of trash fed you some lies that you swallowed whole? Why? Why? Because you're a head case? Because you can't cope with the real world? Yeah, a lost cause ever since that sleaze Cambias raped you. But now -- now you want me to believe that this baby, this beautiful, perfect angel is a bastard spawn from some sicko rapist? As if anybody could love something like that. So if you want to wallow in that fantasy, you're going to have to do that all by yourself, because you're not coming anywhere near my child. So why don't you turn around and get the hell out of here.
David: Looks like he has a mild concussion.
Jamie: My neck could be broken. It doesn't matter. I have to get Babe and her baby away from here.
Krystal: Hey. Your mama's going to be back soon. She's going to take you to that wonderful life that we talked about.
Bianca: Prove it. Prove it, J.R. Prove I'm insane. Prove it's all lies. Let's go to the hospital right now and get a DNA test.
J.R.: I thought I told you to leave.
Tad: Jamie? All right, what is it? What happened?
Jamie: J.R. and that. Couldn't get out from under him. I saw his eyes, Dad. J.R. wanted me dead.
J.R.: I promise there will be no more bad people. It's just going to be Bess and Daddy on a plane ride home. That's right --
J.R.: Daddy and Bess.
Bianca: Her name is Miranda.
Jamie: Do you still think J.R. deserves a child?
Bianca: It's ok, Miranda. It's going to be ok.
J.R.: Oh, will you shut up?
Bianca: Get used to it.
J.R.: You won't take her away from me again.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Erica: I need to know what you did or didn't do to Greenlee.
Maria: She should have normalized by now and she hasn't. She still thinks that you're dead.
J.R.: I'm getting my daughter, and I'm getting out of here.
Bianca: Wait! Get out of my way, J.R.! No!
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