All My Children Transcript Thursday 12/23/04
Proofread by Gisele
Greenlee: Opal, what is this?
Opal: These are all people whose lives Bianca has touched.
Myrtle: They're hoping -- they're hoping to be near her, just praying she comes back.
Palmer: Well, of course she will. The alternative is unacceptable.
Erica: Did you see it out here? Could you see it? Her breathing has changed. It's much more even. It's much more relaxed. That's a good sign, isn't it?
Tad: Sounds good.
Tad: It sounds great, actually.
Erica: Yeah. Oh, no, Jack, please.
Jack: Oh, no. No, one more step and you are a dead man.
J.R.: Oh. Well, how about a chorus of "no flipping way"?
Krystal: Way? J.R., there is only one reason why I would be here on Christmas Eve, and that is because of my grandchild. I brought this.
J.R.: Oh. Well, come on in. Make yourself comfy, have some cider, because I have something for you, too. It's a call to the police, and they're going to bring over these little shiny, silver locking bracelets that you can't return. Ho, ho, ho.
Ethan: Hey. You here for Bianca because you care so much?
Ethan: You're trying to put her sister away for drugging Greenlee.
Zach: I'm trying to point out the obvious, hoping that you'll catch on. Your little girlfriend's got issues.
Ethan: And when Bianca wakes up, you're going to, what, hand her her sister's conviction with a little red bow on the top, is that right?
Zach: What about the gift that you gave Kendall? Grinding up the evidence against her? Now you can add aiding and abetting to your attempted murder charge. What the hell is wrong with you? You really want to spend the rest of your life in prison?
David: I just came by for an update. That's all.
Jack: If you stand there much longer, you're going to get a hell of a lot more than an update, I'll tell you that.
Kendall: Why are you attacking David now?
David: Regardless of what you might think of me, Bianca is like a daughter to me.
Jack: Like a daughter to you? Meaning what, exactly? That you would ruin lives for her sake? Or do you only do that for your biological children?
David: Jackson, get out of my face.
Ryan: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what is this? 10 feet from Bianca's bed? Can we just chill, please?
Erica: Look, someday very soon we will explain it all to you. And, Ryan, then you will offer to do to David what Jackson wants to do right this minute. Until then, please step aside.
Maria: It's not good. It looks like Bianca's letting go.
Erica: I was just in there with Bianca. I held her hand. I watched her sleep. And her breathing is -- is so much better. No, she's not letting go, Maria. She's still with us.
Maria: Erica, I just measured her responses to light, sound, and to touch.
Jack: The Glasgow scale --
Jack: You've explained that to us.
Maria: And her numbers are dropping.
Tad: Which means?
Kendall: Well, then do something. Do something. Fix her.
Erica: Help her!
Maria: I wish -- all I can do right now is I can keep her hydrated and nourished and breathing, but wherever Bianca is, it's not enough, because wherever she is I can't bring her back if she doesn't want to come back.
Kendall: Oh, my God. I know what it is. I know what Bianca's doing.
Erica: What, Kendall?
Kendall: Bianca wants to go. She's trying to get to Miranda.
Erica: No, Bianca. No.
Erica: Kendall? My baby wants to go. I can't let her do that. I can't let her do that. We need those test results. Where are the test results? I have got to get Miranda back to her.
Zach: If you want to get rid of evidence of a crime, you ought to make sure that Kendall's neighbors aren't watching you.
Ethan: I had a headache -- ahem -- and I needed some aspirin. Kendall keeps empty bottles around, so I disposed of them.
Zach: Down the garbage disposal? That's no way to get rid of plastic. You know that, come on.
Ethan: Headaches make me cranky. So do nosy neighbors.
Zach: I have Kendall's pharmacy records. And she filled a prescription for an anti-anxiety drug, the same drug that she's been feeding Greenlee. Well, she can't share Ryan, so she shares her meds, right?
Ethan: Ryan's old news, and Kendall drugging Greenlee -- that's not news at all. It's nonsense.
Zach: Nonsense? You know she's guilty.
Ethan: Let's just say hypothetically that Kendall did have those exact same pills. It's a common prescription, total coincidence. I don't know, maybe a friendly neighbor from across the way slipped in and left them there for her, just in case someone needed to point the finger of suspicion later on. They'd think of Kendall first.
Zach: Kendall's been trying to pull you down ever since the casino benefit.
Ethan: About the same time that you started trying to pin your crimes on her. Very gallant. Not that I'm surprised. What does surprise me, though, is the fact that you would go after your beloved Bianca's sister. I mean, you speak so fondly of Miranda, and yet you seem willing to string up the aunt. Why is that?
Zach: Why is what? Why do I think that Kendall should pay for what she's done? Well, because I'm not a noble fool like you.
Greenlee: Kendall -- Kendall, wait.
Kendall: Whatever you want to say to me, don't. If you mess with me now, you will regret it.
Krystal: What exactly do you think I've done?
J.R.: What, you want me to recite your whole resume? I don't think there's enough days left in '04. Let's start with stalking and then let the police take care of the rest.
Krystal: Stalking? Stalking the child that I have loved since the day she was born, huh? You know, you are one cold-hearted man, J.R. Do you know that?
J.R.: Brr, brr, brr.
Adam: J.R., Krystal has stood in my house longer than I would like. Tell her to give the gift to the child and be done with it.
J.R.: What? After everything that she's done?
Adam: Oh, no -- 'tis the season to be jolly and all that gobbledygook.
Krystal: I'm not the enemy, J.R. I am here for the sake of my grandchild, and that is the God's honest truth.
J.R.: I'll go get Bess. Just so we're perfectly clear, you will give her that gift and you will say good-bye. That is, until she's 18. If she wants to see you after that -- well, never mind. It would never happen.
Adam: If you live to be 100, I'm going to make sure you regret every second of every year.
Erica: Bianca needs to know that leaving us is not the way to Miranda. And we have to prove it to her. We can. We just need to get those test results.
Tad: But we already know what the results will say.
Jack: Which is why they need to hurry up already.
David: Erica, I've seen this before. Bianca can turn this around if she has a reason.
Erica: We intend to give it to her -- the one reason that will make her whole.
David: Erica, regardless of how angry you are with me or how much you might hate me, you know that I want to help.
Erica: What could you possibly do to help us?
David: The more information I have --
Tad: Forget it, Hayward.
Jack: You know, Ryan said to you a minute ago that's not going to happen again, so why don't you just turn around and walk away?
David: Erica, you know that I care for Bianca.
Erica: Oh, yes, you've shown how much you care about my daughter. Good-bye.
Tad: What the hell is taking so long?
Jack: I don't know. I mean, they know how crucial those test results are.
Erica: Do they? Do they, Jack? Do they know that my daughter's life hangs on those test results?
Zach: Kendall is going to explode, like she always does. And the only thing left in the rubble is going to be a very tall Englishman, noble till the end.
Ethan: You know, when I thought that I was a Cambias, I vowed to be a different type of Cambias -- not a monster, but not a sucker, either. My mistake. Especially with you. You're out for blood, aren't you? You won't rest until you see Kendall in jail, regardless of the truth.
Zach: And you want to keep her out regardless. So much for not being a sucker.
Ethan: I may not be a Cambias, but I can't help but wonder what I would do right now if I was, if I had the misfortune to be fathered by you. How would I respond to you chasing Kendall the way you are? Your own son would hate you. No problem there. See, a Cambias -- a Cambias would just rewrite the rules or ignore the rules altogether. No, actually, a Cambias -- a Cambias would beat you bloody and then laugh in your face. I could get used to this.
Greenlee: They're all in there, mostly strangers wanting to reach out with one thing in common.
Greenlee: Yeah. They all have a story -- how they met Bianca, what she means to them. They smile, they cry, but mostly, they pray. I've been praying, too.
Kendall: Why are you being so nice to me?
Greenlee: When someone told me that you tried to drug me, I didn't want to believe them. I'd hate to think that that's how this ends for us.
Kendall: Better be careful there, Greenlee. People might really lock you up again for sure.
Greenlee: I'm rational, and I mean what I'm saying.
Kendall: Yes, and I believe every word. Can't you tell?
Greenlee: I want to apologize, too. When I was whacked out on those meds, I -- I tried to run you over. And I'm really sorry. I'm glad you're ok.
Kendall: You just think you're so much better than me, don't you, Greenlee?
Kendall: You think you're better, smarter, so much classier. You just -- you can't help but underestimate me.
Greenlee: But that's not what I'm saying.
Kendall: No, you dropped a hint about as big as a bomb, like I wouldn't notice. You don't want to think I drugged you, but you do, anyway. You and your little fan club, you're so damn sure that nut job Kendall doped Greenlee to get Ryan back. Only put it in prettier terms, because my sister's dying.
Erica: Go in there, Ryan, and hold her hand. Ok? Be her friend. She loves you, you know?
Ryan: Yeah, ok.
Tad: This is driving me crazy. I swear, I can hear the seconds go by.
Jack: Yeah, and the seconds are going by like hours.
Tad: Well, any time now Adam could tell J.R. what we're up to. Or J.R. might find out some other way. If he figures out what Adam's been doing with Miranda --
Erica: Heaven help us all.
Krystal: This is for you. Yeah. I just wish your mother could see you all dressed up and looking gorgeous. It would do her heart good. I know it would.
J.R.: You bring up her mother in front of her again and Santa's angry elves are going to pay you a visit. Babe chose my brother over her child, and thank God Bess still has her daddy.
Krystal: Hi. Hey.
J.R.: And that is you officially overstaying your welcome. Now, take one last look. It's going to have to last you a lifetime. Merry Christmas. Get out.
Krystal: You must be really proud, Adam.
Adam: I'm proud of my son. He's the greatest gift I've had in my lifetime, and he means the world to me. You, on the other hand -- Krystal, you and I have only one thing in common, and that's our children. Our children and the fact that we would do anything for them --
Adam: And always will, till we die.
Krystal: Merry Christmas. And, honey, I wish -- I wish you the most joyous New Year.
J.R.: Thank you.
Adam: For what?
J.R.: Forget the stocks, the watch, the replacement Duesenberg. What you just said to Krystal -- that's the best Christmas gift I've ever had.
J.R.: Ok. Hello.
Sharon: Mr. Chandler?
Sharon: Adam Chandler, Sr.
J.R.: Who's calling?
Sharon: He's expecting my call.
J.R.: She won't say who she is.
Sharon: We have the results of the DNA sample you authorized for the child.
Sharon: Well, that's not how we do it. I'm contacting the other parties as well. I know this is a rush, so could you get here as soon as possible?
Adam: Yes. Thank you.
J.R.: You know, I'm starting to get a really funky vibe. Was that call about a Christmas gift for me or Bess?
Greenlee: I wasn't hedging before, Kendall. I don't want to think that you tried to kill me, but if you did --
Kendall: Yeah, here it comes.
Greenlee: I don't want you to go to jail.
Kendall: Looks like someone tossed back too much Christmas spirit.
Greenlee: I just lost touch with reality, Kendall. It wasn't pretty.
Kendall: The original micromanager out of control. You must have been terrified.
Greenlee: I felt what it was like to be at the mercy of my own mind when you know that it's taking you for a ride. Everything wrong seemed right and the other way around, and the things I did --
Kendall: It was the drugs.
Greenlee: It was impossible to resist the impulses. And knowing what I know now, jail isn't the answer. Help is, people who care, doctors who have a clue. That night of the murder game, you lost touch with reality, too. I came back, and I want to help you come back, too.
Kendall: Well, I don't know what to say to this generous holiday outpouring, except shove it in your stocking.
J.R.: This is a day just for Bess and Daddy. You know, we can open just one Christmas gift. You want to see what it is? Hmm? You want to see what's in that? You see that? You see that? Yeah.
Sharon: With a calculable accuracy of 99.9%, the subject infant Bess Miranda Chandler is the biological female child of an untested male and Miss Bianca Montgomery.
Kendall: What do you want me to do? Is that what it takes, huh? Is this what you want from me? Are you listening? Are you there now? You want me to bow down and pray to you? You want me to beg and plead for my sister's life and make a bargain? Is this what you want? Huh? Do you want me to bow down and pray to you? Because you've just been really super to my sister, really. I mean, you've been really great to her. Fine. You know what? Fine. I will bow down and pray. Ok. All right. How's this? Leave my sister alone. Leave her alone. If you take her from me, I will hate you for the rest of my life -- whether you're real or not. If you give her back, I will give you whatever you want. Take it. I will give you glory, praise, worship. You name it, it's yours. I'll be the first in line. Is that what you want to hear? Is that what you want to hear? Then please -- please just give me my sister back, please.
Ethan: That's one way to go.
Kendall: This is a private party for two. Go away.
Ethan: You know, I know a shorter, simpler way. Maybe you should try it.
Kendall: I said go away.
Ethan: It doesn't involve breaking sticks or shaking your fist at the sky. It's really simple. It's direct. You just need to say "Help me. Please, please, help me."
Kendall: Well, that is one word that is not in my vocabulary, so no wonder I've been shafted all the time. I guess I'm out of luck.
Ethan: Why don't you -- why don't you consider it a cover-your-bases maneuver? It can't hurt to try.
Kendall: Did you -- did you pray to God to help you when you were trying to find out who you really are?
Ethan: Every day. Cambias or Ramsey. I wanted help to find out one way or the other. I wanted the proof.
Kendall: Well, look what happened. There you go. The big man was -- went out for a smoke.
Ethan: I got my proof, Kendall. Zach took the paternity test. I asked my prayer, and it was answered.
Kendall: So that's it? That's -- that's enough? That's proof enough for you?
Ethan: Zach took the test. There's no more proof to find. There's nothing left.
Judge Lampert: Miss Kane. Gentlemen. Jack.
Jack: Anna, thank you so much.
Erica: Adam, I don't know what to say. "I'm sorry" doesn't seem right. But I am. I am so sorry. If it's any consolation, in some small way, the people who are responsible will be dealt with. And some of them already have been. The rest of us, all of us are victims. We've all lost something, your son and my daughter, in particular. I know you love J.R. as much as I love Bianca. And I am so sorry. If there was anything I could do --
Adam: Nothing, from you or anyone -- or anyone else. Just nothing. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's Christmas Eve. I must go give my son the news.
Tad: I'm sorry, Adam. Not alone, not without us.
Krystal: Let me tell you something, this whole world is off its rocker.
David: Good for you for finally noticing.
Krystal: Please, you don't even have the foggiest. Come here.
Krystal: J.R. is at home with his little girl. As far as he's concerned, Miranda doesn't even exist.
David: How do you know that?
Krystal: I have my sources. Ok, I went there myself, all right? I wanted to see if Tad told J.R. that his son was alive.
David: All right, does he know or not?
Krystal: I don't think he does. But one thing I do know -- J.R. is hanging on to that little baby tighter than ever. There is no way he's ever going to let that little girl go.
Ryan: The silent treatment is cool and all, but you're really making me work here. Well, maybe you're bored with me. I mean, I have been kind of in your face the last couple of years. But the people outside -- man.
Greenlee: Yeah, party central, just for you.
Ryan: The entire waiting room is full.
Greenlee: Yeah, and the overflow is in the downstairs lobby.
Ryan: Your recovery group, the Miranda Center staff --
Greenlee: The Fusion interns. There are mothers with their kids, the ones that you gave Miranda�s things to, all for you.
Ryan: You are loved, Bianca. There's only one word for you. You are a miracle. Bianca, in a world full of chaos and people that you can't trust, you are the exception to every rule.
Greenlee: Yeah. People speak and you listen. When you ask them how they are, you want to hear the answer. Do you know how rare that is? No, you probably don't.
Ryan: You're special, Bianca. I mean, I don't know much. But I suspect that God wanted us all to be that way. And if you leave us, who is going to show us how to do it? Stay, Bianca. Stay and be who you are.
Greenlee: Amen to that.
Maria: I can't stop it. There's nothing I can do. She's slipping further into the coma.
Zach: Patients come out of comas all the time.
Maria: Yes, they do. But this patient and this coma, I don't --
Zach: What? What's the difference?
Maria: What Bianca needs I can't give her. She needs a reason to live.
Zach: She looks frail, but she's fierce. It's Bianca.
Maria: Yes, you're absolutely right, and that's how I know she's letting go, because if she was fighting right now, we'd have nothing to talk about. The worst would be over.
Zach: But instead --
Maria: But instead we've got -- Bianca doesn't have a living will. And a decision's going to need to be made pretty quickly whether to put her on a ventilator, or she could die. And if we do vent her, she could be on that vent for many years -- in a coma for many years. Do you see what I'm saying? The worst is not over. The worst is headed straight at us.
Kendall: If Bianca -- if she -- it can't happen. But I know -- I know that it can.
Ethan: You know, when I came to this town, I claimed to be the nephew of a rapist. And what did she do? She -- she made me a friend.
Kendall: That's who she is. She can't help herself. I mean, have you ever met anyone like her? Have you ever in your life met anyone like Bianca?
Ethan: If Bianca did -- then the world would be a colder and meaner place, and the world is a cold and mean enough place as it is, and I don't think that he wants it to get any nastier.
Kendall: Well, if Bianca leaves me, if he takes her away from us, if he -- if he takes her away from us, then he's saying to hell with us, to hell with the whole world. And he's right. He's right. I mean, without her to balance us, we're a pretty crummy group. I mean, why bother? Why wake up? Why go to the office? Why pretend like anything makes sense at all? They all think I drugged Greenlee? Fine. So what? I don't care. Let them put me in jail. If it gives them a sense of peace to let me rot in jail, fine, I really don't care, because without Bianca in my life, there is no peace.
Ethan: You need to stop thinking like that.
Kendall: No, no. No. Bianca is the one part of my soul that is not beaten up and useless. If she is not here, if she is not here, then I don't exist.
Ethan: If you can't care enough for yourself, you need to let me care for both of us, Kendall. Where are you going?
Maria: I need you two to step outside right away.
Ryan: Why? What's --
Maria: It's her blood oxygen -- it's dropping. So you need to --
Zach: All I care about is Bianca. We can fight later.
Adam: This is Christmas Eve. I have to go home and tell my only son that his child is not his child, that there is no such thing as "Daddy" and "Bess" anymore. Do you want me to tear his world apart in front of an audience?
Jack: No one wants that, Adam, no, but is that the way it has to be?
Adam: Because you say so? No, no, that's not good enough.
Tad: There's nothing that you can do to fix this. Nothing you can say. Even if he did listen to you, which he won't. He's been told several times that Miranda isn't his. He doesn't care. He's just never been told by a DNA test before. The minute you say anything, more likely than not, he's going to grab Miranda in one hand and a suitcase in the other.
Adam: That's ridiculous.
Erica: Adam, J.R. brought us home in your private jet.
Tad: A jet he had on standby, 24/7. Care to hazard a guess why?
Jack: Adam, you're absolutely right. J.R. should be able to go through this hell in private. But what Bianca is going through --
Erica: She's my baby, Adam.
Jack: And we can't lose her now.
Krystal: You can just feel the prayers in here, can't you?
David: Me personally?
Krystal: They're here. I can feel them.
David: Hmm. And what about hope? Can you feel any of that?
Krystal: Well, I have hope. I have hope that Bianca is going to wake up. I never even had a chance to make up for all the wrong I did to that girl, but I hope she wakes up and that maybe someday she'll forgive me. She's got a big heart, you know. I mean, I'm not crazy, am I? Someday, she might look me in the eye without cursing my name?
David: If anyone can forgive like that, Bianca's the one.
Krystal: I played God, you know? I made a lot of decisions that I had no right to make, and now Bianca is in that room lying there alone without her baby, and that's not the way I wanted it to be. And if I could play God right now --
David: I've brought people back from the edge before, even from death, right there on the table. And if I could play God one more time and never again --
Opal: Well, anybody for more cider?
Myrtle: No, I think it needs something with more power.
Opal: Like eggnog, maybe?
Palmer: Oh, come on. Come on. You'd know what Myrtle wants.
Myrtle: Something with hope, with Christmas spirit.
Carolers: Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy, whose trust, ever childlike
Myrtle: Oh, that's more like it.
Carolers: no cares could destroy, be there at our waking, and give us we pray, your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith, whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe, be there at our labors, and give us, we pray, your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
Priest: May I help you?
Kendall: I -- I don't know how -- I don't know how I got here. I -- I must have lost my way.
Priest: Perhaps you found your way, just like your sweet sister did last year.
Carolers: Be there at our sleeping and give us, we pray your peace in our hearts, Lord at the end of the day.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
J.R.: You want my daughter? You're going to have to kill me to get to her.
Maria's voice: Bianca's body is shutting down. So Erica needs to make the decision to either put her on a respirator or let her go.
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