All My Children Transcript Monday 5/9/05
Proofread by Gisele
Greenlee: Yeah, right, we get a divorce, I take you for every penny you've got, we fight over custody of the plants, and live happily ever after? Don't think so. I want a different surprise -- something wrapped this time.
Ryan: I'm dead serious, Greenlee. I want a divorce.
Kendall: That's a good one, Mom. You -- you had me going there for a minute. You really did. Don't know if you can go through with the wedding with Jack. This is -- that's good. I'm glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor in all this. So, where do they keep the doves until the minister announces you and Jack as husband and wife?
Erica: Kendall, this is not a joke. I might have to call the wedding off.
Kendall: No doves?
Sam: What happened? You all right?
Lily: I didn't like the yelling.
Sam: Well, who was yelling? At you?
Lily: No. It was my dad and Erica, at each other. They're supposed to be happy. They're with the wedding planner. But they were using sarcasm and they had jitters. It made me nervous, so I came here to get calm. Is that why you're here, too?
Sam: I just had to get away. I thought of this place.
Lily: Your mouth looks like theirs. Are you mad, too?
Sam: Way. Not at you. I just -- I have a lot to figure out.
Lily: Are you calm yet?
Sam: Not possible. At least not till my sister and I get away from our mom.
Maddie: Zach tried to hurt us. He wanted to kidnap me and Sam. We're lucky he didn't get away with it.
Maria: Calm down. Where is Sam?
Maddie: He got away. But Zach wouldn't let go of me. Look. He did it. You see? Zach hurt me.
Jamie: Step off, Chandler. Get away from my mom. Get out of this house.
Brooke: Not today, Jamie.
Jamie: You heard me. Get out.
Adam: I will when your mother asks me to.
Jamie: Go upstairs, Mom. I'll take care of this.
Greenlee: Divorce? Ryan, no. No way.
Ryan: Greenlee, it's for the best.
Greenlee: For whom, you, me? No, we love each other. We've survived so much. This is the easy part. This is where we get to breathe again and hold each other and be glad that we made it.
[Knock on door]
Greenlee: Ignore it.
Greenlee: Ryan --
Ryan: Jack. Great. You can make our divorce happen as soon as possible.
Jack: Well, it's about time.
Kendall: Mother, please don't tell me after nine weddings you've got cold feet for the 10th.
Erica: I love Jack. I mean, I love Jack more than I've ever loved any man.
Kendall: Well, thank God.
Erica: But he's become completely unreasonable. He's being so completely uncooperative.
Kendall: Ok, what, he doesn't like the cameras or the doves?
Erica: He won't admit that he's wrong about anything -- not Ryan and Greenlee, not about you and –
Ethan: I need to speak with you, alone.
Maria: Zach did not attack you and he did not hurt you.
Maddie: Who made these bruises? Not me.
Maria: And not Zach.
Maddie: You think I'm lying?
Tad: Witnesses at the airport stated that Zach stopped the kids when they were trying to board a plane for Paris.
Zach: There was a permission slip right on file. They were ready to go.
Maddie: Lying. Mom, who are you going to believe, me or this man who ruined our lives?
Maria: Lieutenant Perry, would you please unhandcuff Mr. Slater?
Maddie: I don't believe this!
Maria: See, my daughter seems to have forgotten that she and her brother left me a note, and Tad and I were already looking for you.
Maddie: So what? Zach still grabbed us. He hurt me.
Maria: You know what? If I were you, I would keep my mouth shut right now. Lieutenant Perry?
Maddie: You can't do this! I have rights!
Lt. Perry: Yeah, and we took your allegation seriously. We have no evidence against Mr. Slater, no reason to hold him.
Tad: Oh, that's too bad.
Maddie: Great, you and your boyfriend can be together now.
Maria: Enough with you!
Maddie: Sam and I left, because you guys were hooking up last night.
Maria: Ok --
Maddie: Think I didn't see the papers?
Maria: We'll discuss this at home, do you hear me?
Maddie: You make us look like fools. That's why we ran, and we'll do it again.
Sam: The cops are probably looking for me right now.
Lily: Did you do something bad?
Sam: No, but my mom will probably freak out because Maddie and I took off. I've got to find my sister and get out of here for good.
Lily: Well, why are you trying to run away?
Sam: It's just a long story. It's -- it's complicated.
Lily: Oh, I had a story about running away once. It wasn't a very long one. My dad and Erica wanted to send me back to my old school. I thought it was because of me and, because I was bad. But then they explained it to me, and they said that they really wanted to protect me, and I understood. Maybe your mom could explain it to you and your sister, and you wouldn't want to run away anymore.
Sam: No, no, no, not a chance. My mom's got an answer for everything. But nothing she says can take back what she's done. Maddie and I are better off without her.
Lily: You can't live without a mom and a dad, can you?
Sam: Look, we lived without my mom for five years. We thought she was dead. Then we found out she was alive, but get this -- she didn't even remember us, not even our dad. Then we found out she has a boyfriend -- Slater. He followed her here. How messed up is that?
Lily: So she had a husband and a boyfriend?
Sam: Slater never should've come here. He should've just left her alone, all of us. And my mom, all she had to do was stay away from him. Maddie and I were fine without her, and we'll be fine soon when we're out of here.
Lily: What are you going to do now?
Sam: Just hide out until I can get hold of Maddie, and then get us someplace far away.
Lily: You're going to hide out here?
Sam: Don't have many other choices.
Lily: It's nice now. The sun is warm, but at night, it gets very cold and very dark. You really shouldn't stay here at night.
Sam: Just until I have a plan.
Lily: A plan? Well, I can help you get a plan. I can help you rescue your sister. I'm really good at this. I'll make a good one this time.
Adam: You impudent pup.
Brooke: Jamie, thank you, but I've been handling this impudent old dog for a long time, long before you were born.
Jamie: Mom, he's trying to work an angle, use what happened to aunt phoebe --
Brooke: I know all his angles. Adam, will you join me outside?
Adam: Too bad he's too big to send to his room.
Brooke: Don't start. I'm not sure that he's wrong. So, how did I save your life?
Adam: Well, no exaggeration. I did as you asked.
Adam: Well, I saw a doctor, got a physical. Sure enough, my blood pressure was over the moon.
Brooke: Because you stopped taking your medication?
Adam: Mm-hmm. Thanks to your browbeating, I'll be back to 100% in no time.
Brooke: You really scared me, Adam.
Adam: Well, you scared me right back, enough to listen. Doctor gave me a diet and an exercise plan. I'll be around for a few dozen of Colby’s birthdays, and I plan to celebrate every one of them with her.
Brooke: I'm glad to hear it.
Adam: Well, could use a little more enthusiasm.
Brooke: Well, it's going to take more than giving up bacon cheeseburgers to save you. There's a bigger threat to your life.
Erica: The dining room is closed to the public.
Ethan: I need to speak with you. Things have changed.
Erica: I'll call security.
Ethan: It's going to take five minutes.
Kendall: Five years wouldn't be long enough to solve our problems. Good-bye.
Erica: There, you've heard my daughter. Take your poison somewhere else.
Ethan: If you're so desperate to help Kendall, why don't you stop her from marrying Zach?
Kendall: Don't you have a lawsuit to worry about?
Ethan: You might as well get security, Erica. I'm not going anywhere. Listen, I know that I behaved really inappropriately with my father in the past, but I've made every effort to get through to him. I offered him a truce. He turned me down.
Kendall: Oh, ok, did you offer to sign over your share of Cambias to him?
Ethan: No, a truce is 50/50. That's a total surrender, Kendall.
Kendall: You didn't offer a thing.
Ethan: I was ready to make a very generous settlement. How is it a truce if I lose everything, huh? You're expecting me to agree to terms that are going to wipe me out!
Erica: So much for the peace talks.
Ethan: Don't you see it? The similarity between you and my father? You're both asking for the same deal, all or nothing. It's not a deal at all!
Erica: Kendall, don't you even consider it. You don't have to marry Zach or Ethan. You're a beautiful girl. You hold out for someone really fabulous. The only groom in our future is mine.
Jack: You're doing the right thing.
Ryan: Maybe you can convince Greenlee.
Greenlee: What is this? Since when do you and you decide my future behind my back?
Jack: Greenlee, it's for the best.
Greenlee: You don't know what that is, for me or for Ryan. My husband just lost his brothers. He's trying to get his bearings, and you mess with his head?
Jack: I am just trying to keep you safe.
Greenlee: His family's gone except for me. I'm his family, and I'm not going to bail.
Ryan: Greenlee, it's all right.
Greenlee: No, like hell it is.
Ryan: Your dad had nothing to do with my decision.
Greenlee: Women got the vote in 1920. You decide if I get to have a family, and you decide if I get to stay married to the man I love? I want you out, now.
Jack: I'm not going anywhere just now.
Greenlee: You're -- you're unbelievable. I thought Roger sucked as a father, only cared about my money. At least he left me alone. But you -- you've got to be all up in my business all the time. You want to choose who I marry and when I divorce? What's next, you going to pick out my clothes and what I eat?
Jack: Honey, calm down. Let's just talk about this.
Greenlee: There's no more talking. I want you out of here. Whatever big plan you and Jack came up with, forget about it. I won't divorce you. Go on. Leave. What are you waiting for?
Jack: Greenlee, I just want to make sure you don't get hurt.
Greenlee: I'm a big girl. I can take care of myself.
Jack: Sometimes when we're in love, we can't see a situation for what it really is.
Greenlee: I'll worry about my situation, you worry about yours. Now get out.
Greenlee: What did Jack say to you? How did he get you to 180 from true love to quickie divorce?
Ryan: Don't blame your dad, Greenlee. This was all me.
Greenlee: But you love me. Kendall was all over you at the bar. She promised to make love to you, and you turned her down. You told her you loved me.
Ryan: I meant it.
Greenlee: You knew I was there.
Ryan: You put Kendall up to it, didn't you, to test my love for you.
Kendall: We've had this discussion. Love is all or nothing. You don't get that, so we're done.
Ethan: More ultimatums, same as my father.
Kendall: And you choked on it, because you didn't want to give up your money or your power.
Ethan: My birthright. I'm not going to give up my birthright, Kendall.
Kendall: No, Ethan, I just wanted to know what we had was real, more real than money, power, or revenge. Now, unless you have a different answer, we're done.
Erica: I hope you'll be civil and leave quietly.
Guard: Let's go, Mr. Cambias.
Ethan: You despise me. I can live with that. What I can't live with is what's going to happen to your daughter if she marries Zach. You let her do that and you will lose her forever.
Kendall: All right, save your breath. My future husband is my decision, not my mother's.
Guard: Mr. Cambias?
Erica: Thank you, Willie.
Willie: My pleasure.
Erica: Ok, one Cambias down, one to go.
Kendall: All right, let's stay on point. You're so angry at Jack, because he's getting in the way of Ryan and Greenlee's marriage, but here you are completely riffing in my life. Does the word "hypocritical" mean anything here?
Erica: Sweetheart, these are two totally different situations.
Erica: Jack is wrong, and I'm right. I want to help you.
Kendall: All right, Mother, new concept -- it's called adult children. Treat me like one, please.
Erica: Ok, old concept -- you don't yell "Fire" in a theater.
Kendall: You didn't do that.
Erica: No, but if the fire is real -- Kendall, if you marry Zach, you'll be setting your hair on fire in a crowded theater.
Zach: Would it be easier to grab my own cuffs next time?
Maria: Look, thank you so much for finding the kids, because if you hadn't caught them before they got on that plane, Lord only knows what would've happened to them.
Zach: May I ask you a favor?
Zach: Let me talk to this one in private.
Maddie: Oh, so you can beat on me?
Tad: You're like a wrecking ball. The cuffs are off, and you're free. Why don't you do everybody a favor and leave? I'll be over here.
Maria: No, it's -- it's ok, Tad, really. It's all right.
Maria: If it weren't for Zach, Sam and Maddie would be halfway to France right now.
Tad: If it weren't for Slater, they never would've run away in the first place.
Maria: Come on, I trust him. He went out of his way to help us.
Maddie: You're so pathetic. Why don't you just get a room?
Maria: Enough of you! You go in there with Zach Slater right this second, and you behave yourself, young lady, do you hear me?
Tad: You really trust Slater?
Maria: I do trust him. Will you please help me find Sam?
Tad: Yeah, Aidan’s still on it. I'm sure it won't be too long.
Maria: Thank you.
Adam: Brooke, I have survived the Carey women, Hayward, Martin, tornadoes, takeovers, and market crashes. I can survive anything.
Brooke: You prove my point. Your diet isn't limited to cheeseburgers and salt.
Adam: No, no, I prefer supplementing it with some foie gras, preferably in aspic, and salmon, line-caught, with loads and loads of --
Brooke: Anger and revenge? Against Krystal and Babe and David and Tad and my son?
Adam: You forgot Liza.
Brooke: You're obsessed with making them suffer. I mean, you go out of your way every chance you get to stomp them into the ground.
Adam: The doctor recommended exercise.
Brooke: Yes. Well, a steady diet of hate is going to eat you from the inside out, and it doesn't matter how great you look.
Adam: Oh. You noticed?
Brooke: Listen to me -- you keep this up, your days are numbered. You need to stop.
Adam: Brooke, are you the cure for what ails me?
Brooke: Maybe I am and maybe not. But it has to start with you, Adam, because this disease gets worse every time you strike out at Tad or Babe or my son.
Jamie: Is J.R. here? I want to talk to him, now.
Amanda: Find him yourself, Jamie.
Jamie: How do you know who I am?
Amanda: You don't know me?
Jamie: Should I?
Amanda: Picture me 20 feet down a dark, damp hole in the ground, stuck in a well.
Jamie: Amanda Dillon?
Amanda: The one and only.
Kendall: If I want to set my hair on fire, I will.
Erica: I am not going to let you self-destruct.
Kendall: All right, well, then call the fire department, because I'm in charge of this weenie roast.
Jack: Excuse me, ladies. I think I've got some -- some rather good news. We don't have to worry about Greenlee anymore.
Erica: Jack, tell me you didn't sic that Dr. Stern on her.
Jack: No, I didn't have to. Nothing like that. Look, I just think with a little convincing and some love and support on our part, we'll be able to get her over to the other side. But I will say the first step has already been taken. Ryan and Greenlee are getting divorced.
Erica: Are you out of your mind?
Kendall: What the hell are you talking about?
Greenlee: Did you lie to Kendall about loving me?
Ryan: I've never loved anyone the way that I love you.
Greenlee: So what's the problem?
Ryan: I can't make you happy.
Greenlee: You know what'll make me happier? You not asking for a divorce.
Ryan: What about a baby?
Greenlee: I told you we don't have to talk about that.
Ryan: No, Greenlee, not now, not ever. No baby.
Greenlee: Spend time with me. That'll make me happy. Fall asleep with me, make love to me, laugh with me, whatever with me, but "with me" is the key, Ryan, not without me. Stop doing that. Don't keep doing that to me. I hate that. Stop pulling away. Come closer to me, Ryan.
Ryan: I can't.
Greenlee: That's bull. We don't have to talk about the future or tomorrow or next week. I just want us to be the way that we used to be.
Ryan: That's impossible.
Greenlee: No, it's not, not when we love each other.
Ryan: I can't pretend that Jonathan wasn't a psycho or Braden wasn't just as bad. I can't pretend that I didn't kill my brother, so that he wouldn't kill you.
Greenlee: I don't want you to pretend that it didn't happen. For better or worse, we'll get through this, Ryan, together. What we need is each other and time. Horrible as it was, we survived. We'll heal.
Ryan: I won't. Greenlee, what happened didn't get buried in that cave with Jonathan and Braden. They're part of me. I am part of them. Do you understand that? I am screwed up, Greenlee, screwed up, and I could lose it, too. I could hurt you so much worse than this. Thanks to Braden and Hockett, I get it, Greenlee. I'm messed up. And I don't know -- I don't know how to fix it, I don't know where to start.
Greenlee: We fix it together.
Ryan: I won't put that on you, Greenlee. I don't want to put that on you. I have all this anger inside of me.
Greenlee: Well, then use the anger on this, not me.
Ryan: I just want you safe. I want you as far away from me as humanly possible.
Greenlee: Oh, God, this is a total load, Ryan. You're buried so deep under guilt and grief that you can't see the truth.
Ryan: No, I do see it. I feel it inside of me. Part of it's in here. Thanks to Braden and Jonathan, I know that the rage has always been inside of me.
Greenlee: When? When you were at Bianca’s side when she thought she lost Miranda? When you went to Vegas to bring Erica home?
Ryan: No, when I almost hit your dad.
Greenlee: But you didn't. And that must prove something. Maybe, just maybe, the Lavery thing skipped both you and Erin.
Ryan: Who is missing, probably dead.
Greenlee: Stop it. You don't know that.
Ryan: When I killed Jonathan, I thought I killed the part of me that I hate, but it didn't die, Greenlee.
Greenlee: So your answer's divorce? It won't work. It can't. You're grieving. Your head is all over the place. Whatever you're feeling right now you may not feel tomorrow. So, what, you divorce me, break my heart, and then in six months say, "My bad, I just overreacted, part of the grieving process"?
Ryan: This is not a phase, Greenlee. This is -- this is who I am.
Greenlee: No, you're the man who wakes me up with kisses. You're the man who never breaks his word. You're the man who promises that everything's going to be all right, and you make it happen. Show me one tiny bit of evidence that you're anything like your family.
Ryan: I don't want you to see that part of me.
Greenlee: Better to just cut me out of your life?
Ryan: To protect you.
Greenlee: Let me protect you. Let me help you. Let me prove that this maniac you think is inside you doesn't exist.
Ryan: There is nothing you can do. Nothing! When I was a kid, I ran away. I can't run anymore. Jack is right, I got to face this. I have to deal with this head-on. Ok? I'm sorry.
Greenlee: You're so sure you're a Lavery, so sure you're a menace? Convince me. Show me what you got. Come on, let me see it, let me feel it. You're so bad, hurt me, damn it! Do it!
Erica: Why can't you stay out of Ryan and Greenlee's marriage?
Jack: I will protect my daughter.
Erica: You want to punish Ryan.
Jack: He needs help, Erica.
Erica: So you want to take away the last thing he has, Greenlee's love?
Jack: I want Greenlee safe.
Kendall: Hey, come on, you two, knock it off.
Erica: Greenlee loves Ryan. Now, if I can accept that, why can't --
Jack: Look, he can't even give her what she wants, ok?
Erica: You can't see past your hate.
Jack: I've been right about this guy from the get-go, Erica.
Erica: Oh, of course. That's what this is all about, isn't it -- you're right. Oh, just slam that home. Never mind who gets hurt -- your own daughter!
Jack: What about your daughter? Why don't you concentrate on straightening Kendall out, huh?
Erica: I am! Zach’s a real threat. But Ryan isn't. But you can't see that, because you're so busy attacking your son-in-law.
Jack: Oh, and how many people would you attack to keep Kendall safe, huh?
Erica: I would attack a whole army!
[Kendall pretends to be choking, clutches her throat an falls to the floor.]
Kendall: Help! Dying!
Erica: I would do anything to keep Kendall safe!
Jack: You're angry! You're angry because you can't control my daughter, your daughter, or me!
Kendall: Heimlich! Heimlich!
Erica: At least I didn't hire someone to brainwash my daughter.
Jack: No, you launched her fiancé at another woman!
Kendall: Hey! Some consideration, please?
Erica: What are you doing on the floor?
Jack: Well, what the hell are you doing down there?
Kendall: You know what? I could've died ten times over.
Erica: Well, if Jack would only listen.
Jack: If you weren't so damn unreasonable.
Kendall: Stop. Stop it! Please. You guys keep this up, Greenlee and I really will screw up.
Zach: All you have to do is listen.
Maddie: Your lips move, you lie.
Zach: I'll try to tell you the truth this time.
Maddie: I'll try not to barf.
Zach: You can hate me all you want.
Maddie: I don't need your permission for that.
Zach: I know you don't. I would like for you to give your mother a break.
Maddie: She put you up to this?
Zach: No, she didn't, and you know she didn't. You know a lot of stuff, but there's a lot of things you don't know, like the truth. She never betrayed you or your father.
Maddie: Bull. You guys were lovers. Everyone knows that.
Zach: Years ago, but not in Pine Valley.
Maddie: You were together the night of my dad's award ceremony.
Zach: Yeah, we were. Not the way you think.
Maddie: Oh, let me guess -- you guys just "talked."
Zach: Don't hate your mother, because she was confused. She needs your help right now.
Maddie: "Just say no." You know, I learned that in school, but I guess it just applies to kids.
Zach: I loved your mother. I tried to convince her with everything that was in me that we should be together, and she said no. You know why? Look at me. She said no because of you, your brother, and your father. Because she loves you too much to hurt you.
Maria: Zach, thank you again for finding Maddie.
Zach: What about Sam?
Maria: I -- I've looked in all the regular, usual places. I think maybe we should ask Lily. She might know something.
Lily: And you said the police are looking for you?
Sam: Positive. Major scene at the airport when Slater busted us.
Lily: Ok, so the police are looking for you, Maddie is with your mom. You need to get Maddie and hide from the police until you do.
Sam: That's right.
Lily: It would be easier to find her if she had a schedule of some sort. Do you know what her schedule is?
Sam: Kind of.
Lily: Good. We'll go over it later. You're going to need some money.
Sam: Well, I have an ATM card, a credit card my dad gave me --
Lily: No, you can't use those. The police can trace them. So you said you want to go far away.
Sam: Well, I've been studying in France, so I've met some people.
Lily: Except you can't go to the airport, because that's where the police will be looking. You need to find someplace that you don't need a plane to get to, at least for a little while.
Sam: Sounds like a plan. How did you get so good at this?
Lily: I don't know. I just am. Plans and Math are no-brainers for me. But there's some other things that I'm not so good at. It's just because my brain is wired differently than other people. There aren't real wires in my brain. It just means I think differently than most people.
Sam: I like the way you think, Lily.
Lily: Well, when I graduate from college, I'm going to start my very own detective agency, so if you need some investigating in approximately five years and two months, you can be my client.
Sam: Well, hey, can I hire you now?
Lily: I don't have a real license, so I couldn't charge you.
Sam: Well, you'll need money to help me.
Lily: I have an allowance.
Sam: No, I'm not going to let you pay my way.
[When Sam opens his wallet, a photo of his parents together falls out.]
Lily: Their mouths are turned up. Looks like someone just told them a joke.
Sam: Used to be a lot of jokes.
Lily: Well, if you liked the jokes, maybe you should stay. You don't have to go.
Jamie: J.R. must've been surprised to see you.
Amanda: You have no idea.
Jamie: Well, it's great to have you back. Do you know what classes you're taking yet?
Amanda: Boring. Hey, let's celebrate. Why don't we kick it with J.R. tonight? I mean, we're finally all old enough to chill someplace without a sandbox and a slide. What, I'm not hang worthy?
Jamie: You're totally cool. It's J.R. and me. We can't seem to be in the same room without trying to crush each other with a motorcycle.
Amanda: You're kidding, right? You guys were like best friends.
Jamie: Not anymore.
Amanda: That blows. Doesn't mean we can't do something. I am very good company.
Jamie: Yeah, I bet you are.
Amanda: So, what time do you want to pick me up?
Jamie: I'm engaged.
Amanda: Not a surprise, a hunk like you. Do I know her?
Jamie: No. Babe moved to Pine Valley long after you guys left.
Amanda: Babe? So dish. You know, where'd you meet her, was it romantic, love at first sight?
Jamie: She was married to J.R.
Amanda: You're kidding! That explains a lot. Guess a lot happened since I've been gone.
Jamie: Well, be glad you missed it. I got to go. Give me a call sometime. I'm in the book. Babe and I live on Chester Street, above the garage where I work.
Amanda: I'll put you on my speed dial. Hug? Hmm, things have definitely changed.
Jamie: Tell J.R. to call me. If he doesn't muzzle his old man, I will.
Adam: You want me to throw Jamie a party, buy him a new car maybe?
Brooke: I don't expect you to turn into Santa Claus. I'm just saying keep an open mind. Instead of going for the jugular, offer a hand.
Adam: Yeah, turn the other cheek? In this crowd? Not likely.
Brooke: Oh, Adam, you have so much. Share it, enjoy it while you have the chance.
Adam: Well, if it'll make me a better man, why not? What?
Brooke: Just like that you're going to stop gnawing on your enemies' bones?
Adam: You're very convincing.
Brooke: Well, you're not. I know you too well, Adam, so please don't play me. Look, I don't expect you to make a 180-degree turnaround. I just want you to make an effort. I mean, if you live more gently, you could live longer. And who knows -- who knows -- maybe even happier.
Adam: No vendettas, no revenge, no blood feuds? That's a lot to ask. But -- well, maybe I'll try it your way. On one condition.
Brooke: You want my help?
Adam: How did you know?
Brooke: I just thought I would save you the effort of trying to manipulate me. Because you will need all your strength if you're going to use me as your life coach.
Kendall: Shelve the "daughters gone wild" fears. You guys are about to live your fantasy, kicked off by an amazing wedding.
Jack: Yeah, complete with three cameras -- unless, of course, you added a fourth while I was gone.
Kendall: You're not helping.
Jack: It was a joke, ok?
Erica: You are distinctly not funny today.
Jack: You know, divorce is a distinctly unfunny subject.
Erica: And I'm worried about Kendall. I love her.
Jack: Yeah, the same way I love Greenlee. I just want her --
Kendall: Yes, you want us all to be happy, yes, and we will be, ok, when the two of you finally get around to doing what we've all wanted you to do for so long. Now, you and my mother love each other more than anyone I've ever known. Your love has survived every possible disaster, natural and otherwise, and it's even stronger than ever. The two of you getting married, it gives the rest of us hope that true love really does exist in this nasty world. So -- so you guys owe us this wedding, doves or no doves.
Jack: Well, Kendall, that was very kind and very enthusiastic. But you know what? Our wedding is not the problem here.
Erica: Kendall, as long as you're hellbent on marrying Zach Slater, nothing in the world will be right.
Jack: I agree with your mother on this one. Look, I don't like Ethan, believe me, but at least I can understand why he did what he did. But Zach -- Zach is just plain dangerous. The quicker you're away from him, the better.
Kendall: Listen, I love the fact that you guys care about me, but this is my decision, and you'll have to accept it.
Erica: Just like you ought to accept Greenlee and let her make her own decision about her own future. Maybe I should talk to her.
Jack: No, no, no, maybe you should not. Just leave them alone. They are this close to solving their problem, Erica.
Erica: You mean because you bullied them toward divorce?
Jack: Well, you know, better to get a divorce now instead of later, before more damage is done, you know?
Erica: You know something? Maybe you're right. Maybe it is better to just end it right now, before --
Kendall: All right, stop it, stop it! Stop before you say something you'll regret. No one's relationship is ending today, got that?
Greenlee: You couldn't lift a hand to . You know why? You're nothing like your family. It's not possible. Same way it's not possible I'd play victim in a million years.
Ryan: It's not the kind of thing I can turn off and on on cue, Greenlee, or on a dare. This is inside of me, and it makes me crazy, because I could snap anytime.
Greenlee: I'm not Maggie. You pop me once, you'll be in the back of a cop car with a German shepherd chewing on your assets. I'd never let you hurt me.
Ryan: And I'm not going to let it get that far.
Greenlee: You had a bad dream once. You were jerking around in your sleep and your arm landed on my face by accident. You woke up, and you apologized. You have anger, you have issues, but you're a gentle man, Ryan.
Ryan: I attacked Jonathan.
Greenlee: To save us.
Ryan: I went after my friends, I went after your dad.
Greenlee: Learn to deal with the anger.
Ryan: You know my family history.
Greenlee: Don't give in to it -- not the past or the fear or the anger. We'll learn from it and move on together.
Ryan: Greenlee, it's safer for you if I do this alone!
Greenlee: For months you told me you had to do what you had to do, and I let you because I believed in you, and you didn't let me down. But from now on, I get the vote back. I vote that you're not a psycho pig, and I vote that we stick it to the other side of forever. And if I'm wrong, if by some infinitesimal chance, you deck me, I'll slap you back with divorce before you can say "I'm sorry."
Ryan: I can't let that happen, Greenlee. You've got to let us go.
Greenlee: So we can be friends? Forget it. I have no doubts about us. You know why? Love. Our love. It's way stronger than rage. You told Kendall that I owned your heart and soul. Well, I'm staking my claim, and I'll risk it all. You know what I want. Do you want it, too?
Tad: I'll call you as soon as I get a bead on Sam. It shouldn't take too long.
Maria: Thank you.
Maddie: Oh, get a clue. Sam doesn't want you to find him, and you won't. As soon as I get a chance, I'll be right there with him.
Maria: Ok, well, I wouldn't start packing right away, because the only place that you and Sam are going to be is at home, ok? Move.
Sam: Are you sure you want to do this, it'll be ok? I just -- I don't want to get you in trouble.
Lily: Why would I get in trouble? I didn't run away.
Sam: This is really great of you.
Lily: It will be. But first we need to make our next move in the escape plan. You ready?
Ryan: I don't want to lose you. But I don't know how not to.
Greenlee: We'll figure it out. I love you so much, Ryan.
Ryan: God, I love you, too. But –
Erica: Ryan needs Greenlee.
Jack: Yeah, like Zach needs Kendall.
Erica: But she won't marry him.
Kendall: Ok, I'll do what I want.
Jack: Look, all of these men, all of them, Erica, they're using our daughters.
Kendall: No one is using me or Greenlee, ok? We're adults, remember? So please butt out. Please.
Erica: Please, Kendall, please let me and Jack handle this.
Zach: I can't wait to be part of this family.
Erica: Oh, don't hold your breath.
Jack: Will you please get out of here, Slater?
Zach: That's kind of cool. You guys agree on something.
Kendall: Actually, I'm glad you're here. We have to talk about our wedding. Let's go.
Erica: No, stop! Kendall, if you promise not to marry Zach Slater, I promise to go through with my wedding to Jackson.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Doctor: I'm not sure I've ever received an emergency call over something like this before.
Ryan: Well, I had to make sure that you could help me.
Kendall: You just agreed with my mother. Armageddon's here. It is here.
Brooke: What can I do?
Maria: Will you help me earn my kids back?
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