All My Children Transcript Friday 3/11/05
Proofread by Gisele
Babe: It's -- it's beautiful, but, our wedding? Jamie, what is going on?
Jamie: You'll see what --
Tad: What the hell is this? What did you do to the patio?
Jamie: You guys had better come with me.
David: All right, what's the big emergency?
Brooke: Something's wrong.
Jamie: Nothing's wrong. You guys are here to witness a wedding. Tonight we make it official. Arabella Carey is going to do me the honor of becoming my wife.
David: The hell she is.
Brooke: Uh -- I don't think so.
Kendall: I need to know. Did you lie? Ethan, did you really witness Zach kill Edmund?
Ethan: Why do you think my answer is going to change?
Kendall: I know how easy it is to lie about something like this because it's the kind of thing that I've done. But I will always tell you the truth, no matter how ugly it is, and I need for you to do the same for me. It's got to go both ways. Now, please, be completely honest with me, Ethan. Edmund is dead. Did you really see your father kill him?
Greenlee: You did not just say that. You did not just tell me to go.
Ryan: You better run, Greenlee. Lavery brothers are toxic.
Greenlee: How do you figure that? Yeah, no question Braden's a psycho, and Jonathan's apparently his twisted little puppet, but how do you even compare?
Ryan: I'm the Lavery brother that almost let them kill you.
Greenlee: You make it sound like you went along with their plan.
Ryan: Greenlee, I wouldn't listen to the truth. Even after you told me what to look out for, I couldn't open my eyes, and for that I will never forgive myself.
Greenlee: You're right. I should run away right now. This is the part where you beg me not to leave.
Ryan: I want you to be safe.
Greenlee: You know what really kills me? I survived watching you nearly die. I survived being poisoned, thinking that I was losing my mind. I got through it all because of my love for you and yours for me. After that -- we've been through the worst -- what could possibly come between us now?
Ryan: Well, I guess you really underestimated the family that you married into, didn't you?
Greenlee: Not really. I put the pieces together about Jonathan. I needed you then.
Ryan: That's my point. Greenlee, you're only making my point. I trusted Jonathan over my own wife. I was protecting him when I should have been protecting you.
Greenlee: When I got out of the hospital, you wouldn't let me out of your sight. You were so freaked that whoever poisoned me might try and poison me again. But then suddenly Jonathan admitted that he hit Maggie, and you ran off to babysit him. It blew my mind. You walked away so easily.
Ryan: There was nothing easy about that, Greenlee.
Greenlee: But you did it, and I've asked myself why a lot. Either you thought that I could handle myself, or deep down you guessed Jonathan was involved and you knew I'd be safe alone. Which was it, Ryan?
[Pounding on door]
Jack: Open the door, Jonathan!
Jack: Come on, open the door. I know you're in there, and you know I'm not going away.
Jonathan: I don't want to talk right now.
Jack: You know what? I really don't care what you want. Let me tell you what I want.
Brooke: You may be a grown man, but you are not ready to get married, not like this.
David: Will somebody please tell me why the rush?
Jamie: Hey, I know you wanted to wait, but we don't have to hold off any longer. I got everything taken care of. The justice of the peace is going to be here any minute.
Brooke: Oh, my God! Tad, talk to him!
Tad: Well, I've said all I'm going to say.
David: Oh, what's the matter? You ran out of stupid jokes finally?
Tad: Give me a minute. I'll come up with something.
Brooke: Jamie, the ink is barely dry on Babe's divorce decree. If you two get married now, you are just asking for more trouble from J.R.
Jamie: We love each other. We're getting married, and no one's going to stand in our way.
David: See, now, that's where you're wrong, because I am standing in your way.
Brooke: Right, and that goes for me.
Jamie: Our parents are giving us grief on what should be the happiest day of our lives. I guess I made a mistake in inviting you. Maybe you should leave.
Babe: No. I want to hear what they have to say.
Jamie: Are you serious? All right. It's not my choice, but you're the bride. It's your day.
Brooke: You are too young. You're still in school.
Jamie: Actually, I just got kicked out of school.
Tad and Brooke: What?
Jamie: J.R. pulled some strings, donated a new music building.
Brooke: Now will you listen to me? I mean, who knows what that weasel has up his sleeve next, and why encourage him?
Jamie: Just forget about J.R., Mom. Babe and I love each other.
Brooke: Look, I know you have been on this huge adventure, the two of you, but it is not the same as a day-to-day relationship back here in reality. You know, maybe you've just -- you know, the romance of all of this has just sort of swept you away.
Jamie: Wrong again.
Brooke: Babe, I mean, I'm not counting, but how many times have you been married? Three? And how old are you?
David: Whoa, whoa, don't trash my daughter!
Brooke: I am not trashing your daughter, David. It is a fact.
[Knock on door]
Tad: Can I help you?
Man: I'm Stanley Lamott, Justice of the Peace. I'm here to perform the celebration of the wedding.
[David reaches around Tad and slams the door in the man's face.]
Kendall: I remember exactly what it was like when I found out Erica was my mother. I had all these fantasies that she would be so stoked to see me, and she would embrace me with open arms, and I would finally be home where I belonged. Well, that was a joke. I got smacked right down. There's no happily ever after in your worst nightmare.
Ethan: Things didn't turn out so badly, did they?
Kendall: Yeah, how many years after? I hated my mother back then. I told her that her beloved Dimitri had tried to force himself on me. Of course, it was a lie, but so what? No biggie to me. She bought it, and then she ended up stabbing him. Thank God he lived. But then she went on trial for attempted murder. And I loved -- I reveled every single second of it. I had fantasies of her rotting in prison for the rest of her life.
Ethan: Well, maybe -- maybe she deserved it after what she did to you.
Kendall: Listen to me. Listen, I really do get it if you lied about Edmund's murder, ok? I would never hold that against you. You found a chance to hurt Zach and you took it, ok? I would never, never hold that against you.
Ethan: Listen, you've been on my case nonstop since I got here, telling me not to take revenge on Dear Old Dad.
Kendall: Yes, but only to protect you. That doesn't mean I don't understand you. Listen, listen to me. I get it, ok? I get it if you lied about something like this. And it will not change how I feel about you. I know -- I know how revenge feels. I know how sweet it is, trust me. I would never hold that against you. But I have to know that you can lie to the rest of the world, but you will not lie to me.
Ethan: All right, all right, all right. All right. You're right. I have lied to you.
[In Wildwind's chapel, Maria grieves over Edmund's closed casket.]
Maria: Today is our anniversary. No one's really mentioned it because they think they're trying to be considerate. But I haven't been able to think of anything else since I woke up this morning. Not that I slept, because I -- every time I close my eyes, the only thing I see is our life, our really incredible life together. I mean, it may not have seemed like it lately. We really -- we had some amazing times.
Singer: Notice me take my hand why are we strangers when our love is strong? Why carry on without me? Every time I try to fly I fall without my wings I feel so small I guess I need you, baby and every time I see you in my dreams I see your face it's haunting me I guess I need you, baby ooh I make believe that you are here it's the only way I see clear what have I done? You seem to move on
Maddie: Get out of here. You shouldn't be here. You killed Daddy!
Jamie: I'm sorry about that. I'm Jamie Martin. I'm the one who called you.
Jamie: This is my fiancée, Babe.
David: Don't start your vows yet, pal. Jamie, come on, just call this off, will you, please? I mean, how are you going to marry Babe? You can't even support her. You don't have a job, you're not even a student. And with J.R. gunning after you, you'll be lucky if you get a gig flipping burgers!
Jamie: You know what? I'll take care of your daughter, David.
Stanley: Perhaps we should reschedule?
Brooke and David: Yes!
Jamie: We're doing this tonight.
Brooke: Jamie Martin, I am not going to allow this.
Jamie: Last time I checked, Mom, I'm an adult. That one doesn't work anymore.
Brooke: I don't care what you say --
David: Oh, this is great. This is great.
Brooke: You're an adult. You still need to --
David: What are you going to do, just stand there like a dummy and say nothing?
Tad: As opposed to ranting like an idiot? Yeah, pretty much.
David: Oh, you're a big help. Thanks a lot.
Babe: Please, shut up! Please, everyone! We need to talk, ok? Just you and just me. Come on.
David: Come on.
Tad: Ah -- wait. Forget it. Whatever the hell is going on between those two kids, we're going to give them the chance to work it out by themselves.
Ryan: Deep down I believed that you would be safe if I was with Jonathan. You, Bianca, and Maggie. I didn't even want to face the possibility that Jonathan drugged you, but the more that I yelled that he didn't, the more that I -- that I believed that he did. God, Greenlee. You were so right to be suspicious of him. Jonathan let Braden poison you. I mean, I love my brother, but I hate him. Because if he hadn't have gone to all the trouble to protect Braden, then you wouldn't have suffered as much as you did. And if I hadn't have gone to all that trouble to protect Jonathan, then I would have found out what he was hiding so much sooner.
Greenlee: It means so much to hear you say that, but I'm still furious with you.
Kendall: So you weren't an eyewitness to Edmund's murder.
Ethan: Just -- just hear me out, ok? I lied to you when I said that everything was fine. You know, when I -- I've been shutting you out. You asked me to let my guard down and open up my feelings, and I've just been regressing back into some -- I don't know -- some British stiff upper lip or something.
Kendall: Why? Why didn't you just tell me what you were going through?
Ethan: Because I didn't want to burden with you it. All I've had is all of these emotional grenades just going off inside my head. What happened to Edmund was horrible, and I feel responsible.
Kendall: You? No, you're not responsible for any of this.
Ethan: No, listen to me. If I had gone down to those stables with Edmund that night, he'd be alive. But I didn't. And now I feel that I hate my father more than ever, more than you've ever hated Erica. And I'm afraid that those feelings are going to draw me down into some dark pit, and I'm going to do something that I'm going to really regret. But I swear to you on my love for you that I'm telling the truth. I saw Zach kill Edmund. And I need you to believe me.
Jamie: They're not going to stop us. We're going to get married tonight.
Babe: No, we aren't. Look, I can't do this, Jamie. I can't marry you.
Maddie: Why are you still here? I said leave!
Maria: Honey, I know that you're hurting. And I'm hurting, too, but I don't -- I don't understand where this is coming from. You know how much I love your dad.
Maddie: I'm not stupid, Mom. I saw the news. Zach Slater's in jail for killing Dad.
Maria: Yes, it's -- that's true, and I've been wanting to --
Maddie: Zach Slater is your lover!
Maddie: He is! I know he is! I saw it -- the way you looked at each other when we went skating.
Maria: No, Zach Slater is not my lover.
Maddie: Oh, really? Well, then how come I always heard you and Dad fight about him at night?
Maria: Because Zach was an old friend of mine and that upset your father, but that doesn't mean that anything was happening.
Maddie: You were having sex with him when we thought you were dead! I wish you were still gone.
Maria: Listen to me, I -- listen to me. I loved your dad. And I love you and I love Sam, and right now we really need to stick together, because that's what Daddy would want.
Maddie: Daddy wanted you to stay away from that man, but you didn't. He killed my father, and it's all your fault. Daddy shouldn't be dead. Zach Slater should. And you should be dead, too!
Maria: Maddie! Maddie!
Ethan: Please say something. Tell me you believe me, Kendall. Without you, I'm lost.
Kendall: You're not going to be lost. I do believe you. I love you.
Jack: You see, I just had this long talk with Derek, and he tells me that Braden is right here in Pine Valley.
Jonathan: I'm sorry about that. I know that Braden's done a lot of terrible things to people in this town, your family especially. I'm doing everything I can to stop him.
Jack: Are you really? And how are you doing that, by standing idly by while he drugged Greenlee? By accusing Kendall and Ethan -- pretty much anybody within a 10-foot radius of yourself -- of shooting Ryan, when you know full well who actually pulled that trigger?
Jonathan: I really wish I could --
Jack: You know what? Save it! Save it! Too late for that! But I will tell you just exactly what you're going to do next.
Ryan: I was protecting Jonathan while he was running interference for Braden. You have every right to be angry with me. Some bloodline, huh? One brother is trying to kill me, the other one is trying to protect him, cover it up. If I ever even think about ragging on a member of your family, please cut my tongue out.
Greenlee: Deal. At least we agree on one thing. We're both ticked at you. Tell me we're going to be all right. Say we're going to get through this.
Ryan: We're going to get through this. I will not let this tear us apart. But now I need you to tell me that you forgive me -- you know, for not listening to you, for not trusting you.
Greenlee: I can do that. But I'll never forgive your brothers.
Ryan: You don't have to worry about them. I'm going to find Braden, and I'm going to keep you safe.
Greenlee: And what about Jonathan? After all you've done for him, he chose to protect Braden. He knew who shot you, and he didn't say a word. How twisted is that?
Ryan: It is twisted. It's beyond twisted. But I understand how he could do it.
Jack: You're going to tell me where Braden is, and you're going to tell me now.
Jonathan: I would take you right to Braden if I knew where he was. He ditched his last cell number, and that's all he ever gave me was cell numbers. Hell, he could be watching us in this room right now, for all I know.
Jack: Just tell me where Braden is!
Jonathan: I swear that I don't know where Braden is, ok? You can get me a lie detector test if you want!
Jack: I just might have the opportunity to do that. Do you know what synchronicity is, Jonathan? It's the uncanny convergence of unrelated events. For instance, today's the last day of my suspension. I can practice law again. Isn't that a matter of just incredible timing? And though I promised myself I would never prosecute again, this may be just too good to pass up.
Jonathan: I would not defend Braden.
Jack: It wouldn't matter if you did. Braden's going down. And you know what, Jonathan? He's not going down alone, because I'm coming after you for aiding and abetting. Now, step aside.
Jamie: Ok, I know that this isn't the most ideal wedding location, and I know that we planned on the church and the gown and all the rest of it, but I just couldn't wait.
Babe: Hey, look at this. What you've done, it's absolutely beautiful. It is. But even if I had the designer gown with the big 10-foot train, and even if Mama was here with us, I would still be saying no. And I do want to marry you. It's -- I love you. It's just -- it's not a forever no, it's just a right now no.
Jamie: Well, we love each other. Why -- why does it matter when we make it official?
Babe: It matters a lot. Look, while you, today, were getting kicked out of school, I was having a conversation with Stuart. And he made me see things about me, and he was dead-on.
Jamie: Stuart loves you. He would never put you down.
Babe: No, that's not what I'm saying. He didn't even do that. He -- he made me see myself in a whole new light.
Jamie: Is this about what happened with Miranda?
Babe: I had about a million reasons for doing what I did. But there was really no excuse. Look, all the great intentions in the world -- it can't make up for the fact that I have damaged lives and I have broken hearts. And I'm the one that needs to live with that, Jamie. I just need to sit with it and own it and understand why I could do what I do and make sure that I never make such a horrible mistake again in my life.
Jamie: I'm not going to let you push me away. Whatever you need to figure out, we're going to figure it out together.
Brooke: How can you be so blasé about this? This is our son that we're talking about.
Tad: Yeah, I know. What do you want me to do? What, ground him? Send him to his room? The last thing I intend to do is play the overly protective, interfering parent. Case in point.
David: You want to accuse me of being overly protective? Fine. I'll interfere as much as I need to to protect my daughter. I'm not going to sit by and watch her life become more and more wretched, like Dixie's did.
Tad: Hayward, you mention Dixie again to my face, and I'll throw you out a window.
Kendall: I love you, Ethan Cambias.
Ethan: You realize what that entails?
Kendall: Yeah. Bring it on. I'm ready for anything. I will never, ever let you fall into any of the same traps that I fell into. Revenge is not worth it.
Ethan: I still see his smug face.
Kendall: Yeah, and you want to use it for target practice.
Ethan: Constantly. I just -- Edmund Grey was so brave fighting for his marriage. And my father -- he just wanted to destroy it. That night --
Ethan: That night at Wildwind, Zach said that he was going to destroy Edmund's marriage, but he said that he had some proof.
Kendall: Proof? Proof of what?
Ethan: I have to go. I'm sorry, I really have to go.
Kendall: Wait, whoa, whoa -- hold it. What is it? What are you doing?
Ethan: I --
Kendall: Ethan, what --
Ethan: I can't let my father get away with any more. Listen, I love you.
Kendall: I love you, too.
Ethan: Ok, but I have to go.
Maria: How is it that when my own baby girl is standing in front of me completely shattered, I can't -- I can't even comfort her? I know. I know. It is my fault, but -- there are a million things that I want to say to you and that I want to talk to you about. I'm not going to get that chance. You know, I just have to believe that you're going to hear me. I just have to believe that if I say it out loud, that somehow it'll make a difference, or you'll hear me. Please hear me. I did some things so unforgivable. I let Zach fill me with doubt about you. He told me that you could walk. He told me that you took me back out of spite, not out of love. It's sick, right? He lied to me again and again. He just kept throwing the lies at me. I think it's because I told him we were going to rebuild our marriage and that we were going to be as happy as we had been. And it was just too late. Zach and Maddie both accused me of murder today. And, my God, Edmund, they're -- I think they're right. You're the best man I've ever known. And you are here because of me. Please forgive me. Please forgive me. Forgive me. I don't deserve it, but you know how much I love you. You know how much I love you. Edmund, please, I'm so sorry.
Babe: I am not blameless, Jamie. I have done terrible things. I just don't want you to marry somebody who's capable of that. Well, what if you wake up in a couple years and you have regrets?
Jamie: It's not going to happen. Babe, you're acting like I have some stupid fifth grade crush that I'm going to get over the next time you look at me sideways. Now, do you really think that, or are you looking for a way out?
Babe: You're the love of my life, Jamie Martin. I want to be with you forever. I just want to be good enough to be your wife.
Jamie: I know what you're trying to do. This isn't about my mom or your dad, or you being good enough. It's about J.R. He got to you, and you're letting him win.
Greenlee: Jonathan lied to us. He kept the truth about Braden. How can you not blame him?
Ryan: I didn't say that I don't blame him. I said that I can understand how he could do it. Because when we were growing up, the three of us -- all we had to believe in was each other. I mean, we learned really quickly how to have each other's backs. That's how we had one step up on the old man all the time. We took care of each other. So we still do.
Greenlee: How did Braden take care of you when he shot you?
Ryan: I don't know. But Jonathan tried to do the impossible by taking care of both of us. Look, I pleaded guilty to a rape charge to protect Braden. I mean, I knew it wasn't right, but I did it. It was just like a reflex kicking in. And in a way, what Jonathan is doing isn't all that different. Especially considering he had it so much worse than we did.
Greenlee: Worse how?
Ryan: I found out that after Braden and I left, our dad would play these games with him, these death games where he'd make Jonathan think he was going to die, and then he would pull him back.
Greenlee: Oh, my God, Ryan. How horrible.
Ryan: And I think my brother still lives in constant fear of my dad coming up from the grave and making true to his threats. And to make it worse, every time Jonathan was tortured, the old man would taunt him with how I left him.
Greenlee: If Jonathan had you thrown in his face every time he was tortured, he must have hated you for leaving. How could he not blame you? Maybe he still does.
Myrtle: Maria, darling. Here, darling.
Maria: Thank you.
Myrtle: I -- I didn't mean to eavesdrop, but I heard a little of what you were saying.
Maria: Well, it's no secret. I'm a pretty big fool.
Myrtle: No. No, you are not. You are not. This may come as cold comfort, but I was kind of taken by Mr. Slater, too, you know. If I -- if I had been a few decades younger, I might have tried to charm him myself.
Maria: Yeah, he's very charming. Very charming. But underneath he's totally different.
Myrtle: Listen, darling, don't you try to kick yourself because you saw the good in him. Or you have to kick me. I saw it, too. You know, in all my years, I don't think I've ever misjudged anyone the way I -- the way I misjudged Zach Slater.
Maria: Well, I appreciate you trying to make me feel better, Myrtle. I really do. But nothing will change the fact that I am guilty.
Ethan: Hi. You must be Maddie? I'm Ethan Cambias. I -- I know this is a bad time. I was wondering, is your mother around? Could I speak with her?
Maddie: I don't know, and I don't care.
[After Maddie runs upstairs, Ethan lets himself into the drawing room, pulls Zach's CD out of a wooden box, places it into the DVD, and watches it.]
Myrtle: Darling, you did not put that shovel in Zach's hand.
Maria: No, but I lied to Edmund for months. I kept secrets from him. I -- you know, Edmund only lied to me once. He lied to me about getting feeling in his legs because he wanted to protect me from having false hope.
Myrtle: Now, darling, don't do that to yourself. Don't you compare your sins to his. You'll drive yourself crazy that way.
Maria: But I can't help it. I can't help it because I keep seeing Edmund trapped in that chair and Zach coming at him --
Myrtle: Oh, darling --
Maria: And not being able to escape.
Myrtle: Darling, darling, darling. Dear me, darling, don't -- don't do this.
[Ethan sees Edmund walking away from the tool shed door after trapping Zach and Maria in.]
Ethan: You son of a bitch.
Babe: This isn't about J.R., it's about me.
Jamie: No, if it was about you, we'd be married by now.
Babe: Why are you so eager to do this? Are you sticking it to J.R.?
Jamie: Hell, no! I don't care what he thinks!
Babe: Ok. Then let me understand this. We have a run-in with him today at lunch, and then he pounds your college career, and next thing I know, I am surrounded by candlelight and flowers, and you're practically insisting that I become your bride. J.R. didn't get to me, he got to you.
Jamie: And you're letting what Stuart and my mom said get to you. Just tell me one thing. Do you love me?
Babe: Yes, I love you.
Jamie: Then trust me. Marry me tonight.
Babe: No. I'm sorry, Jamie, I can't.
[All talk at once]
Babe: The wedding is off.
Maria: Ethan. What are you doing here?
Ethan: Uh -- I came to see you.
Maria: What's that? What were you just watching?
Ethan: Um --
Greenlee: What if Jonathan is still protecting Braden? What if Braden still wants to kill you?
Ryan: It's possible.
Greenlee: What are we going to do about it?
Ryan: Well, you are going to go and stay with Jack, or at your old place. Ok, I want to know that you're someplace safe.
Greenlee: Well, what are you going to do?
Ryan: Me? I'm going to give Braden a chance to finish the job.
Kendall: Excuse me, I heard the big news. You framed Ethan and me to protect brother Braden.
Jonathan: Drop it.
Kendall: You are one pathetic puppy, Jonathan. I mean, I always sensed it, but who knew? It's just dumb luck that Ryan isn't dead and Greenlee isn't in the booby hatch.
Jonathan: You don't get it, ok? No one gets it!
Kendall: No, I do get it. You are one sick, demented, twisted little boy.
Jonathan: Shut up, Kendall! Shut the hell up!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Ethan: You're going to learn that the man that you loved was a liar.
Man: When are you getting out of here, boss?
Erica: That answer would be never.
Aidan: I need to see Lily, Jack. She could be in danger.
Kendall: I was calling the cops on Jonathan.
Greenlee: Well, forget the cops for a second. It's my turn to lay down the law.
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