All My Children Transcript Wednesday 7/13/05
Proofread by Gisele
Ryan: We are standing right where it all happened, and I'm okay. All I can think about is you. All I see is you. And most importantly, I'm not itching to go postal on anyone.
Greenlee: And about to get the surprise of your life.
Ryan: And given your track record, I know it's going to be amazing.
Greenlee: Seat belt fastened? Here we go.
Greenlee: Or not.
Ryan: Just before you give me whatever amazing thing you're about to give me, I have a confession to make.
Jamie: That's a pretty big word to throw around -- "love."
Amanda: Yeah. Especially when the person you're pitching to ducks.
Jamie: The person you're pitching to isn't even in the game. I am totally with Babe, Amanda, 110%.
Amanda: Look, I know that, okay? It has been branded into my skull. And it's why I didn't want to tell you, but you dragged it out of me. And now it's hanging between us like a big slab of meat. And now I feel obligated to finish my thought. If I am falling in love with you, Jamie Martin, it's your fault.
Babe: Little Adam asleep?
J.R.: For now. He wanted his grandmother.
Adam: His grandmother's been in heaven for the past three years.
David: Well, maybe it's time for his grandfather to tell him a story.
J.R.: No, no, don't even think about going near my son.
Babe: You know what? For once, I agree with J.R. Plant it.
Adam: How long do we have to endure waiting for these damn DNA tests? Di Kirby is no more Dixie Cooney than I am.
J.R.: Well, you've cornered the identity-test market, haven't you? How much longer till we're put out of our misery?
David: You personally? There aren't enough days in the year. As for those test results, it'll be hours before even the fastest lab gets back to us. So we have all the time in the world to bond as one big, happy family.
J.R.: Oh, goody.
David: For crying out loud. If I have to stay in this madhouse one more second longer, I'm going to lose it. I don't give a damn who that woman is!
Babe: Daddy, stop!
Adam: Until we find the Kirby results, this madhouse is your home.
J.R.: You put me in a straitjacket once. Now, sit down, shut up, or I'll do it to you.
Di: Caught you wishing on a star, didn't I?
Tad: No, not at all. I was just having a tÍte-ŗ-tÍte with the cosmos.
Di: Are you asking for the DNA results to prove that I'm Dixie or that I'm a fake?
Tad: Does it really matter either way?
Di: You tell me.
Zach: Wait a second, where you going?
Kendall: Maybe you missed something. Ryan and Greenlee are at the gazebo, i.e., the place that Ryan was shot by his lunatic brother. If you think I'm going to let Greenlee declare motherhood there, then you're about as crazy as Ryan.
Zach: Greenlee is going to tell Ryan what she wants where she wants, and we're only going to step in when she's in trouble, not before.
Kendall: But her head is in the clouds, Zach. She thinks love can save the day. How many times have I saved Greenlee from herself? Today you can add this one to the list.
Zach: What would you do if I hauled off and smacked you right in the mouth?
Greenlee: Ryan, you don't have to confess anything.
Ryan: It's more like a declaration or a thank-you. I mean, here you stand with me, here of all places.
Greenlee: I'm with you anywhere, Ryan, always.
Ryan: The last time when we were here was -- was the first time that I told you that I love you. But now tonight, I just -- I just love you so much more. I mean, you've stood by me through so much. Your faith in me has never faltered, not even for one second. And it's taken me a while to come full circle, but you have always been in the middle of that circle, waiting so patiently for me to get a clue. Well, now I have one, and I'm telling you right now that whatever else we come across, whatever else happens to us, we will get through it.
Greenlee: I won't say the road's been obstacle-free, but loving you, Ryan -- that's been the easy part.
Ryan: So, where'd you hide my surprise?
Greenlee: Right here. It's right here with us.
Kendall: If you pop me in the kisser, I will give you a baby-stopping procedure of your own, courtesy of my size-six stiletto. After that, if you can still walk, you'd better run. Because I will get my nice little stepdaddy over here to give me an annulment, and then I will get everything you own. You still want to take a swipe?
Zach: That's the woman I married.
Kendall: What is this, a test? You think this is funny raising my blood pressure?
Zach: The difference between you and Greenlee is she thinks if she hangs around long enough, she can fix Ryan, and that's a disaster waiting to happen. She can't save Ryan any more than you can save Greenlee. Now we're going to stay here and see what happens. Trust me.
Kendall: You were kind of getting off on the idea of popping me one, weren't you?
Zach: Never crossed my mind.
Ryan: Give me a hint. Is it wrapped?
Greenlee: It's in a pretty cute package, if I do say so myself.
Ryan: Like a tiny little scrawny one or a big fat one?
Greenlee: I'll let you decide that when I give it to you, but I'm warning you -- think before you speak.
Ryan: Don't make me do this. I hate to guess. Just tell me what it is.
Greenlee: Well, maybe it's invisible to the naked eye. Some surprises are intangible.
Ryan: So it's here in our midst, and it's wrapped in a cute, maybe small, maybe large package, and it's intangible? For the love of God, woman, just tell me what it is.
Greenlee: There's always that option.
Ryan: I've never seen you so flipped out about telling me what a surprise is. You know I'm going to love it, no matter what it is.
Greenlee: I've been banking on that for some time now.
Ryan: Well, then what are you waiting for? Give me the surprise of my life. Wait. Greenlee, it can't be.
Jamie: Well, you've got the justification thing down -- props on that -- but I have not even remotely led you on.
Amanda: I totally agree. You never led me to believe I could be the next Babe.
Jamie: There's isn't a next Babe.
Amanda: I knew you were going to say that.
Jamie: Good. Then it's really, really clear.
Amanda: Believe me, I have spent hours trying to remind myself of the bond between you two. Not because I'm trying to plot ways to bust you up, but because I really, genuinely like Babe; and I feel, like, this big having these feelings for her guy.
Jamie: That's called guilt. It's life's funny way of telling you when you're going down the wrong path.
Amanda: Yeah, well, don't worry, ok? I'd never be stupid enough to think that I could actually take you away from Babe. Even I know the difference between having a chance and total humiliation.
Jamie: Well, then let's go back to talking about your job hunt or my bike parts and forget that the L-word even crossed your lips.
Amanda: You act as if I really wanted to put my heart on the chopping block. The only reason I told you is because I thought maybe you should know.
Jamie: And somehow this is my fault?
Amanda: You're not like any guy I've ever met before.
Jamie: I'm just like everybody else.
Amanda: Not even close. That is what started all this, and I didn't know how to deal with it. I still don't. And if there is one thing that I am good at it, it is dealing with guys. I know what they're thinking before they do. I know exactly where their eyes are going to go right after they tell me mine are sexy. I know how their faces flinch when they say they're single, and they're really not. Hmm. Your face doesn't do that. You actually look at me when I'm talking to you and care about what I say back. And most of all, you've got this incredible true-love thing with Babe, and it is amazing. And there was me, on the outside looking in, envying, wishing that there was a guy like you for me, and it somehow got twisted until I was wishing you were the guy for me.
Jamie: I am not the only good guy in the world, Amanda.
Amanda: Shows what you know. There are a lot more J.R.s out there on the market than Jamies. Ugh, why can't you just be a self-centered piece of crud like your brother?
J.R.: Oh, man, just give me one good reason to level you. You have no idea how bad I want to hit something right now.
David: Oh, yeah?
David: Well, your old man looks like he could use a jolt.
Adam: Do you really think that we're going to let you walk out of this house and tamper with that DNA evidence? You, the man who brought the Dixie impostor into this house in the first place?
Babe: And if J.R. doesn't knock you out, I will.
David: You are not going to turn on me, Babe.
Babe: Oh, the heck I won't. I am so sick of your schemes and your plots and your hurting people. Jamie and Tad and J.R. -- they love Dixie. So if you brought in some fake to wreck their lives, so help me --
David: And what about your life, Babe? Hasn't J.R. trashed it enough already? He and Adam deserve everything they get, and that includes Tad! What's the point? Do you at least have a digital TV somewhere in this --
Babe: Oh, no, no, no, not so fast! I don't like you so much right now, but you're my father, and if we're going to get through this -- and that is a big if -- you need to get clued in on the rules you failed to learn about being a parent.
J.R.: Maybe you should audit this class.
Babe: First rule -- don't use your children to get back at your enemies.
David: I never did that, ever!
Babe: And rule number two -- don't contradict your child, especially when you're lying your face off. I am so sick of you using me as an excuse to launch attacks on the people that you hate.
David: Babe, you've got this whole thing turned upside down. Everything I have done has been --
Babe: Oh, was what, to care for me, to watch after me? You know what, that is a load. It's to get back at the people that you hate.
David: Look, I never tried to hurt anyone. I thought I was helping Dixie get back to her family.
Adam: Could he possibly be in so deep that he really thinks that woman is Dixie?
J.R.: Maybe he does. Maybe she is.
Di: We always did share a fondness for irony, didn't we?
Tad: Are you asking rhetorically as Dixie because you already know the answer, or Di because you want to find out whether or not that's the case?
Di: The irony is that I did my damnedest not to let you find out about those years after the accident, because I didn't want you to think less of me. Now look what's happened. You absolutely loathe the sight of me.
Tad: That's not true. I don't loathe the sight of you.
Di: If you don't hate me, you should.
Tad: Nah. I think you're miserable enough as it is. You don't need me piling on.
Di: All the secrets and the lies were meant to avoid the scene we're playing right now. I didn't want you to find out about the prison time. I wanted to protect myself from what I'd done, and I'm losing even more of your respect and love.
Tad: You know, if I learned anything, it's that if you let yourself want something too much, you spend the rest of your life afraid to lose it.
Di: You know, I always told J.R. and Jamie that the lies will catch up with you no matter how hard you try and prevent it. You think they finally got the message?
Tad: With the two of us as examples? Yeah, I think it's a pretty safe bet.
[After listening in on Tad and Diís conversation for a while, Krystal runs off.]
Tad: What are you trying to do here? You just want to make sure that I don't hate you?
Di: Is that possible?
Tad: I already told you, I don't. I don't care one way or the other. No way.
Di: Oh, my goodness.
Tad: Oh, my God.
Di: It's the northern lights. Oh, it looks like heaven's trying to tell us something.
Tad: Tell us nothing. I'd say they're coming through loud and clear.
Di: What do you think it's saying?
Tad: It's saying that no matter how hard or long we worry about our troubles, in the end, we're just not that important.
Greenlee: Ryan, what's going on? What happened to you'll "love my surprise no matter what"?
Ryan: You telling me that you arranged the aurora borealis?
Greenlee: Oh, my God, Ryan.
Ryan: I mean, do you have any idea how rare this is this far south?
Greenlee: The colors all shimmer.
Ryan: First I tell you that I believe in our future, and now this.
Greenlee: A blessing, straight from the sun. Even the universe loves us, Ryan.
Ryan: We can't go wrong.
David: You know something? While I'm here, why don't I use this time wisely? I think I'm going to tell you all the entire history of my love affair with Dixie, starting right from the moment when she came to me with her first heart problems. Oh, yes, I did heal her heart -- in so many more ways than one.
Babe: Oh, stop it, Dad!
J.R.: Get him out of here before I kill him!
Adam: Come on, Hayward. Come get your food before somebody rips your head off.
David: That's more like it! Oh, and, J.R., don't worry. Look, I'm not going to lose my place. I want to make sure that you hear every precious detail.
Babe: Oh, and, Daddy -- chew carefully because if you choke, we're not saving you.
J.R.: All right. What's really going on? You trying to convince me that you've reformed or something?
Babe: J.R., I'm so sorry that I told you our son was dead.
Amanda: I don't blame you for leaving.
Jamie: Should've known you'd be here when I got back.
Amanda: Yeah, well, I didn't want to leave things weird between us, and, hey, I figured since I'm about two seconds from being bounced out of here anyway, why not get it all off my chest? So for the record, I've always had a crush on you, ok? This is nothing new.
Jamie: It's about time you got over that, don't you think?
Amanda: Exactly. And I will get over you. It'll just a little longer than I'm used to. But, hey, I mean, I'm always up for new experiences. Maybe I'll actually learn something out of all this.
Jamie: All right, so I'm better than J.R. and your average serial killer, but beyond that it's no big deal.
Amanda: I hate to break it to you, but you're -- you're, like, perfect. Everything you do -- working your fingers to the bone working on these bikes and giving up your medical dreams, living in this one-bedroom piece of crud above a garage -- I mean, it is all for the woman that you love. Do you have any idea how that makes girls like me swoon?
Jamie: I love Babe. Doesn't make me special.
Amanda: In my book it does. I mean, Babe deserves the best. I mean, she's walking perfection, too. I mean, I've got it going on, but I could never compete with the likes of her.
Jamie: Nobody's perfect, Amanda. Not me, not even Babe.
Babe: I took Little Adam, because it was the only way that I could be with him, and because I loved him so much. But I never should've written that letter the way that I did. I never should've told you that he died.
J.R.: What is this? "Babe clears her conscience" Day? I mean, you think you say a few nice words, just everything will be better?
Babe: No, I really don't think that. But I do know you better than you think I do, J.R. I know what your mama's death meant to you and how hard it was to find out that that death was a lie. And if Di isn't really Dixie, it could be like your mama died all over again. I can see how much all of this is hurting you, J.R., and I know how much I hurt you. So I just wanted to say that I'm sorry.
J.R.: So I'll do what? Give you more time with Little Adam? Or how about I set up Dr. James Martin for the Nobel Prize in medicine, huh?
Babe: Your mama raised a good man, and I did used to see him on a regular basis. I'm just hoping that he's still in there, because we really haven't seen much of him lately. I really hope that Dixieís come home.
J.R.: Oh. So the good man that Dixie raised comes back?
Babe: So some of your pain can finally go away. J.R., I know that your mama means the world to you, just like my mama means the world to me. That's the kind of mom I want to be.
Kendall: Ok, great. Finally you agree we should come here, and they're gone.
Zach: Maybe they went back to the suite.
Kendall: No, but what if Greenlee told Ryan that she's pregnant, and he freaked out, and he took it out on her?
Zach: She would've found you.
Kendall: No, I should've come out here earlier, Zach. I have to go and find them. What is that?
Zach: I believe those are the northern lights.
Kendall: I think it's a sign.
Zach: A sign?
Kendall: Yeah, yeah, a sign. I mean, look at where we are, Zach. This is where he shot at Ryan last September.
Zach: I don't -- I don't understand.
Kendall: Love, love. It took me to the darkest place of my soul.
Zach: I don't understand about those things.
Kendall: No, this is why I freaked out when Ryan and Greenlee were here -- because of how I felt that night when I was here.
Zach: How did you feel?
Kendall: I felt lost. Lost in pain and rage. Like the only way I could get rid of my pain was to inflict it on someone else. That's what happens to me when I fail in love, which is why I never want to fall in love ever again. But look at me. I'm here. I'm still standing. I didn't fall back into the darkness. I don't know, maybe the sky is just washing me clean of the nightmare I felt that night. Maybe I'm finally free of it all.
Zach: It's a sight to see. What? What's wrong with you?
Zach: Come on, you see some lights in the sky, you get all soft on me? Don't do that.
Kendall: No, what? Oh, ok, hardly. I -- I still do not believe in love at all. I think it's crazy, and I don't want to fall in love ever again. It's not right for me. I believe that love is crazy-making. It can destroy people.
Zach: Might be destroying Ryan and Greenlee as we speak.
Kendall: Yeah, but what if these lights are a sign for Ryan and Greenlee, also? I mean, what if -- what if Ryan's nightmare was erased like mine?
Zach: Greenlee decided to get pregnant against her husband's wishes. I don't think magic lights are going to make that disappear.
Kendall: Yeah, but, Zach, love works for some people, and maybe it'll work for them. Tonight's a special night. Maybe Ryan will be saved.
Singer: Best friends are hard to find, true love is rarer still
[Ryan takes Greenlee to bed.]
Amanda: I'm sorry if I've shredded our friendship, but I thought it was better than to lie and pretend that nothing was going on. I mean, I really value our friendship, Jamie, and I'm sorry if coming clean put an end to it. But I'm not sorry that I told you.
Jamie: You owned up to what's going on with you. And that actually means something to me.
Krystal: Jamie loves you like nobody's business.
Babe: Yeah, but sometimes it takes more than love, and you'll be the first one to admit it.
Krystal: And I stand by that. But you and Jamie have more than love. You've got what it takes for the long haul. You've got respect, self-sacrifice, admiration, compassion, history. When a couple has that, it just wouldn't be right to let that love slip away, especially over something like this.
Babe: Well, from your mouth to his ears.
Krystal: You know what, I feel like talking to Jamie. I just hate being the cause of a rift between you two.
Babe: No. You are not taking this on yourself, Mama. It was my decision to keep the info about Di from Jamie, and, if given the opportunity, I would do it all again. Because you're free, and that really means the world to me.
Krystal: Oh, you know, Jamie just needs some time to be alone, let his brain uncoil. He's going to come around.
Babe: I hope you're right. But I'm not so sure that you are.
Jamie: What's the point in keeping secrets and telling lies? Sooner or later, they always come out.
Amanda: Yeah, and usually when you least want them to.
Jamie: And then what are you left with? You have anger, resentment, and pain. Where's the win in that?
Amanda: People keep secrets because they're afraid of what they'll lose, usually love.
Jamie: Yeah, but what good is love if you can't trust a person to understand the choices you made, if you have to lie to keep it going?
Amanda: Jamie, I'm so glad that you said that. I mean, that is exactly how I feel. That is why I risked everything to let you know how I feel about you. Above all, I want us to have truth and honesty. That's the cornerstone of any relationship, whether it be friendship or otherwise.
[After a bra-clad Greenlee teases Ryan with a peacock feather, he kisses her all over.]
Little Adam: Puzzle.
Babe: Yes, it is.
J.R.: Well, I think it's past Little Adamís bedtime. I think it's time for him to go night-night. Hey, how about you laying him down.
Babe: Iíd really like that. Thank you. You ready to go night-night? Come on. One, two Ė whoo! Hi, mister. Want to say good night?
J.R.: All right. All right, Little Adam, Daddy will see you in the morning.
Little Adam: Ok.
[Babe takes Little Adam upstairs.]
J.R.: Yeah, hi, this is J.R. Chandler. I was just curious about those DNA tests, if they've come in yet, the results. Oh no, that's fine. Listen, Iíll just -- Iíll give you a call back later.
[J.R. wistfully glances at a family picture of himself, Di, and his son.]
Krystal: Would you get off my back about David? I did not invite him here.
Adam: Somebody's going to have to get him out of here, because I'm going to lose it and throw him out on his thick skull.
Krystal: What did he do now?
Adam: He opened a whole wheel of brie for one cracker.
Krystal: I think you can afford it.
Adam: Well, fine. Fine, Iíll use the wheel of brie as a blunt instrument and eat the evidence.
Krystal: Iíll talk to David. You don't have to bribe me with expensive bubbly.
Adam: Oh, no, no, no, this is entirely unrelated. This is a toast, a real toast to Ė to you, your first night out of prison, and to those DNA test results.
Krystal: You're being far too nice to me.
Adam: Maybe I owe you. You and your daughter have given me a great gift. I will never forgive you for what you did to my son, but as soon as Di Kirby is proved a fraud, Iíll have nobody but the two of you to thank.
Krystal: Is this stuff getting to me already? I mean I -- I thought you'd be furious at us for backing you into a corner and making you spring me out of prison.
Adam: Fury doesn't begin to describe it, but I was very impressed that Babe took the risk, that she fought so hard for you. Krystal, that girl loves you more than she loves herself.
Krystal: And I love her the same way.
Adam: Well, I hoped one day J.R. would feel that way about me, but I don't -- I don't think that's going to happen.
Krystal: Well, might not be too late to fix that.
Adam: Well, um Ė yeah, I'm going to make sure Hayward hasn't found his way into my wine cellar.
Tad: Krystal? There's a nasty rumor going around that you are trying to avoid me. Care to confirm or deny?
Krystal: Maybe it's both.
David: Chandler staff are all exchanging theories on what those lights mean. Want to hear what I think?
Di: No, not really.
David: I think it's nature's way of telling you that you are making the biggest mistake of your life.
Di: Wow! All of this is just for me? Who knew I was so important?
David: Who knew you were so foolish? You're one misstep away from a total catastrophe.
Di: How's that, David? Because -- because I'm not following your orders? Because I cut you out of the loop and took control?
David: No. Because you're still here. Hell, you're not even packed. Don't you know that when you're about to be busted, you run for the hills?
Di: Oh, I don't see you running.
David: Hey, as much as I may be perceived as evil incarnate, there's really nothing they can do to me. Now, you on the other hand, you're five more years in prison just waiting to happen.
Di: Let me guess what your next words are going to be. "You need my help."
David: You're going to need somebody's help. If you think Martin's going to forgive you for pretending to be his ex-wife, you're not only stupid, you're out of your mind. And Junior? I can see it now. He'll be burning you at the stake, with Adam lighting the fire and Palmer bringing marshmallows. So as much as you hate to hear this, Di, the truth is this -- I am your last, your best, and your only hope.
[When the doorbell rings, Babe opens the door to Jamie.]
Krystal: You have no intention of backing out of your marriage proposal to me?
Tad: Hell, no.
Krystal: All right. Then I am backing out of your marriage proposal to me.
Tad: You can't do that.
Krystal: I can do it.
Tad: No, you can't.
Krystal: I can. I can say no. And that's what I'm saying, Tad. There's no marriage between us, never. Do I make myself clear now?
David: So you're going to see this through, huh? You're about to be uncovered as a fraud, and yet you're determined to stick it out?
Di: All right, you worry about your future, I'll worry about mine. This is my family. This is where I belong. It's where I should've always been. And I'm not leaving them now.
David: Holy cow. I just figured it out.
Zach: So you want to bet your half of the casino that love itself will cure Ryan?
Kendall: Not really. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm pulling for them to work this out.
Zach: Yeah, self-destructive men shouldn't have children. It doesn't matter how they were conceived. You know that, and I know that.
Kendall: Ok, well, I'm trying to be the supportive, nonjudgmental friend that my husband told me to be. Doesn't mean I've forgotten how dangerous Ryan's become.
Zach: You know what? Maybe Greenlee is the dangerous one, because she believes 100% that she's doing the right thing. But, you know, these lights up here? They're going to be nothing compared to the fireworks that go off in that VIP suite when she tells him the truth.
Ryan: You know, in mythology, a peacock could dine on the most poisonous fruit and turn it into a nutritious fruit to make him beautiful. No matter how dark or how dangerous it was before, he would be transformed into this striking creature.
Greenlee: Hmm. Like us. We came out of some pretty dark places. We transformed all the bad memories into pure love. Still haven't gotten your surprise.
Ryan: Hmm. You restored my faith. That's the best surprise I could ever have.
Greenlee: Don't be so sure.
Ryan: All right, you think you can blow me away? Go ahead. What is it?
Greenlee: I love you. I couldn't be full of more love for you than I am right now at this very moment. Ryan, I'm pregnant.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Ryan (to Greenlee): You swore on our love that you would never, ever get pregnant.
J.R. (to Babe and Jamie): Looks like my brother's finally dumping the trash.
Krystal (to Di): You keep the misery going for Tad, I will destroy you.
Adam (to David): I can smell the fear on you. Be afraid.
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