All My Children Transcript Wednesday 8/17/05
Proofread by Gisele
Amanda: What's with the shock and awe? You know darn well I want Jamie, or why bother to ask?
Babe: This look on my face? It's way more ew than awe. Takes a special kind of nasty to scam a best friend's lover.
Amanda: I'm a big fan of special. Beats the heck out of boring and predictable.
Babe: So does J.R. know that you wasted his cash, considering you would've jumped Jamie even without the payoff?
J.R.: Just in time for the "you want my man" smack-down. You know, you ladies should do it right and haul in some mud.
Ryan: Where did you get this? Who did this to you? Who grabbed you so hard they left a mark?
Erin: Like I owe you an explanation? Like you have any right to be in my place? Ryan, you're a ghost, ok? So just vaporize, go walk through walls -- whatever -- as long as it gets you out of my face.
Ryan: No, no, not until --
Erin: Not until what? Not until you leave a handprint of your own? Go away!
Ryan: You get used to me. Until you explain that bruise, I'm right here.
Zach: The case involves an attempted hit. The couple went into the witness protection program about nine years ago.
Man: Long time. Hard life.
Zach: Yeah. The husband got itchy and reached out to some contacts in Philly. The Feds had to tell his wife that the husband got murdered. Ok, here's a list of the players we know. Find them with the players we don't know.
Man: Got it.
Kendall: Hmm, God, that's hot -- your manly tone as you gave orders, that little glint in your eye as you play hero. Don't tell me -- joy, oh, joy -- you found Julia.
[At Wildwind, Julia opens a trunk filled with mementos of the past including her wedding photo.]
[Knock on door]
Lily: It's on my schedule to eat now.
Lily: I'll be done eating in 10 minutes. Can you come back?
Sam: It's Sam. Please, Lily, can we talk? I'm still your friend.
Lily: That's not true. Technically, you're not my friend at all.
Sam: Lily, open the door and let me explain.
Lily: I'll be done eating in nine minutes.
Sam: I'll wait.
Kendall: Wow, you're good. Julia bolts, leaving nothing left behind, and you find her like that, and you're right back on the case. Is it implanted in your brain, a Santos female GPS?
Zach: I'm helping her with some research.
Kendall: Yeah, you and sexy goon number 65. I noticed.
Zach: Are you annoyed with me right now?
Kendall: No, hubby, not in the least. Just make sure you don't make a mess when you and Julia find a new way to get killed.
Erin: What are the magic words, ok? Brother shows up where he is not wanted.
Ryan: Just tell me about the bruise.
Erin: I don't owe you a damn thing. I just want you gone.
Ryan: What's his name?
Erin: Uhlie Naylor. There, does that satisfy your macho urge for answers?
Ryan: Wait, wait. How do I find this guy?
Erin: Oh, you are such a freak! You are willing to lose it over this, just break his face, because he saved my life?
Ryan: This -- this saved your life?
Erin: I -- I was on a ladder at work reaching for some French roast, and I almost took a header. Uhlie grabbed me and saved me -- and, oh, yeah, he left a bruise. I'm sorry, does that spoil your big hero moment, Ryan? Face it, brother, you are too little, way too late. Get out!
Ryan: You're a rotten liar.
J.R.: Amanda, looking tasty as usual. Can you believe Jamie turned that down?
Amanda: "That"? You nasty chunk of upchuck.
J.R.: You know, I'm curious -- if I couldn't get Jamie to peel off of you by dangling that in front of him, how do you ever expect to dump him?
Babe: Take a hike, J.R.
J.R.: And miss a chance to grind these peanut shells into the floor? Oh, before I forget -- you remember that bone I tossed you? The one about the happy christening and Tad being the godfather, me letting you see our son?
Babe: Don't say it.
J.R.: Ok, I won't. Canceled.
Babe: That is so wrong. You promised Tad and me and your mom.
J.R.: Yeah, well, my mother couldn't convince me to give you and Jamie a break -- and you know how much I love my mom, which is a pretty good indication of how much I hate you and grease monkey. So, no, no christening.
Sam: Thank you.
Lily: You're welcome. But you're wrong, you're still not my friend.
Sam: I am. I screwed up, but you -- you have to know how much I care about you.
Lily: A friend is supposed to make you feel better when you're around them. I used to feel good around you, but the last few times I've been with you, I haven't felt good at all, and when I got home I felt even worse.
Sam: Well, me, too. I felt like dirt. That's why we need to talk.
Lily: No, we're broken up. Friends trust and respect each other. When I told you Zach wasn't a bad man anymore, you didn't believe me. And when I wanted to talk about ghosts with you, you gave me the same tone that the hot girls used to use with me. I know what that tone means. It means you think I'm stupid or a spaz. You don't trust or respect me, so technically you're not my friend.
Sam: I think you are brilliant and amazing, and even if you don't want to date me, I will always be your friend. Sometimes friends screw up. And if they're not idiots, they say they're sorry.
Lily: Is that what you're doing?
Sam: Not very well, obviously. Um, but, yes, Lily, I'm sorry. The stupid part is it was never you I was mad at.
Lily: I read your face and analyzed your tone. You were angry.
Sam: No, no, not at you. It's taken me a while to figure out, but the one I'm really mad at is my dad.
Lily: But your father is dead.
Sam: That's what I'm mad about -- him being dead, how he got that way.
Zach: Oh, honey, I don't want to get myself killed.
Kendall: Really? Well, you faked your own death, told your son to shoot you, and copped to a murder you didn't commit.
Zach: That's a good point, but this is a little different.
Kendall: You've got Miss Witness Protection stashed in your back pocket, keeping her all warm and snuggly until the two of you get plugged.
Zach: Sweet, you do care.
Kendall: Yes, I do, desperately. My red dress is at the cleaners, so I'll have nothing to wear when I dance on your grave.
Zach: The -- the red one with the slit on the side? I love that dress. It looks good on you.
Kendall: What, did you expect me to weep and wail and collapse into a soggy heap? I'm not Greenlee. I go widow, no big loss.
Zach: Well, when you think about it, it's a game, because with me dead, the casinos are yours. You can change that wallpaper in the lobby you hate.
Kendall: Yeah, it's at the top of my list. In the meantime, don't whine to me when you catch a bullet that was meant for Julia. I've got more important things to take care of.
Zach: Yeah, I can see that. What, exactly?
[Gazing at her Cinderella wedding picture, Julia recalls what her husband said on that happy day.]
Noah's voice: All my life growing up, I heard, "there's a great big world out there, Noah. You can own a piece of it if you want to. Find what you want and fight for it." And I say in front of God and these people that there is only one thing I will fight for now, valiantly, fiercely, with all my heart, and that is your happiness and the making of a life with you.
Ryan: Somebody hurt you, Erin, and they'll do it again. Don't lie to me. Just because you hate me doesn't mean that I can't help you.
Erin: You are the golden boy. You're the one, the big man, the guy with all the answers, all right, so why don't you just tell me how the bruise got there?
Ryan: Do you feel that? That's my pulse. That's my blood pumping through my veins. That's what makes us who we are. It's the same blood that's in you -- and not just blood, Erin, memories. The smell of the dry-cleaning chemicals. The sound of Mom cracking open a beer. The welts, the bruises, the scars. They're in my blood, and they're in my head, and they're in yours, too.
Erin: Oh, give me a break. If you hadn't heard my name, you would've never even known who I was at the coffee bar.
Ryan: Braden, me, Hockett, and you, the abuse -- verbal, physical, emotional. We thought that we could just grow up and move out and never be like Mom and Dad, yet here we are. Tell me about the bruise, Erin.
Erin: You know, Dad did have that special snap in his wrist when he let the belt fly. And if you think I'm so much like him, you'd better start running right now and never look back!
Ryan: Not Dad. Mom. That's all you saw, Dad with his hand when he was ready to land one on her.
Erin: Oh, if you think I would let some slime lay a hand on me, beat me, and then -- and then I'd just drink, so I could pretend like I wasn't really there? I am not Mom, I am not Dad, and, no matter what blood I have, I'm not you!
Ryan: As soon as you think that you can control it, that's when it sticks its claws into you. I told you what happened to me. As soon as I thought I beat it, that's exactly when I hurt the people that I love most. Erin, it's in you. You can't fight it, you can't forget it, you can't make it go away.
Julia's voice: My life didn't start until you, Noah. You made me feel safe. You made me strong when the world was caving in. For the first time in my life, I felt whole. I love you more than I could ever say. And I promise in front of God and our friends and our family that I will try to show you how much for as long as I live.
Julia's voice: Te amo, Noah.
Noah's voice: Te amo.
Kendall: You know, I tried to call you several times. Funny how you never call me back.
Zach: You want to tell me what's going on, or you want to dance around it some more?
Kendall: Well, you know, so much has happened. I bought a new pair of shoes, ruined my favorite pink blouse, and I lost the back to one of my favorite earrings. So, what's up with you?
Zach: I asked a direct question. Why are you dodging it?
Kendall: Why the question? Because you can read me so well? You know all my thoughts and moods the way a good husband would? Or are you afraid I'll break our little pinkie-swear promise and tell the whole world that you're hiding Julia from the people who are supposed to be hiding her? Don't worry, your secret's safe. I'm not going to tell anybody anything. Is that what you want to hear?
Zach: What I want to hear is your secret.
Babe: You know, now's not really a good time, but if you want to swing back by later --
J.R.: You want me to come back. I'm touched.
Babe: Come back later, sweet cheeks, and I can get you touched but good. I know about six guys who'd steal your watch, jack your car, and even just mess up your hair just for fun.
J.R.: You know, do you ever think -- oh, stupid question. You don't do that. See, it just hit me that our joke of a marriage was a lucky break for me. See, if I can watch you and Jamie squirm for years and years, that's pure joy. But if our marriage were to survive for years and years, I wouldn't have. You never loved me. You lied to my face, and you screwed over my brother. I owe you bigtime.
Babe: You have no idea. So, you want to test your luck with me, too?
Amanda: He is the creepy one. Don't take it out on me.
Babe: Oh, no, no, no, but you -- you're a snake and a liar. Can I take that out on you?
Amanda: I have been totally upfront with you about Jamie and the way I feel about him. You're the one that wants to keep him single. So what do you care if I break me off a piece of that fine young man? Oh, my God. You want to ditch Jamie, so he can be a rich and famous doctor who never has sex again. Oh, Babe. Oh, noble Babe, for the rest of his life, you want Jamie to want you and only you.
Singer: Baby, bye-bye
Kendall: My secret? Oh, God, Zach, I hate you for this, hate you for this.
Zach: I'm used to it. Go on.
Kendall: Well, you know, I -- I wasn't going to tell you, I wasn't going to say anything, but I guess -- I guess I will. I'm a milk chocolate girl. I know, I know, I know. Dark chocolate, it's trendy, it's better for you, but mmm, mmm, mmm, I just need that rich, creamy goodness, you know? I understand if you want a divorce.
Zach: Back at Wildwind, you got all worked up about Julia and the danger surrounding her. You wanted it gone, wanted her gone, almost turned her in to the police. And now, what, suddenly it's no big deal? What happened?
Kendall: Nothing's changed. If I get caught in the crossfire, you're going to pay. So all those without a death wish, take one step forward. Don't bring your work home.
Zach: It must be something pretty big, or you wouldn't be working so hard to hide it.
Kendall: You know, I -- I would love to do this all day, but I'm kind of bored already. So why don't you just go do what you're going to do and leave it to yourself.
Zach: What are you going to do?
Kendall: Like my life isn't full enough? I have nothing to do with my days?
Zach: No, no, no, your days are good, your life is full. With what?
Kendall: Greenlee needs some TLC to help get past the loss of her baby. I will handle that. You can go ahead and solve all of Julia's problems. Look at us, we're just a giant pair of givers -- luckily, not to each other. So thank you for stopping by.
Zach: Kendall? Don't kid yourself. The truth always comes out.
Julia's voice: That's me.
Noah's voice: Yes, baby, that's you. That's the reason I'm alive. And every other picture I ever take I'll show it to the world, but this -- this I won't share. I mean, not that I'm good enough, not that I ever could be good enough to -- to capture everything that's beautiful about my Julia.
Sam: I hate this, Lily. You're pretty much all that's good, and now I don't even have you as my girlfriend or even my friend. You don't want to talk to me or see me. Things sucked before, but without you, things suck so much worse. I was confused, and I took it out on you, but I want to fix it. Please give me the data on how to fix it. I miss you, Lily.
Lily: I can understand confused. It makes me want to go sit in my tree.
Sam: If it would stop my brain from working, I would go there right away. All I do is replay every moment. I can't stop being angry. It just won't go away. I want to send him into that fire in the barn and make sure he never comes out.
Lily: Jonathan Lavery? He's already dead. There's nothing you can do to hurt him now.
Sam: You knew him. Not just pictures in the paper, you were with him in that cave. Did he ever say anything about my father?
Lily: Well, he talked about a lot of different things. I think -- yes, I'm sure that one of them was your father. Is that what you mean?
Sam: Did he say he was sorry? Did he ever say he was sorry for killing my dad?
Ryan: I'm not going anywhere, Erin, not until I'm sure you're fine, and I'm sure you're going to stay fine.
Erin: That'll do it? If I just tell you everything, then you'll go away? All right, you've got it. I will tell you the secret I have been keeping since you walked in the door. Sit down, be quiet. This might blow your mind.
[Inside the secret room stands a barefoot man.]
Ryan: The things that I've seen and done -- you can't scare me, all right, so just tell me what it is that you're hiding. What is it you don't want me to know?
Erin: You don't even see it. It's all around you, and you've got no idea. Look, Ryan. Really look.
Ryan: You want to help me out here?
Erin: Don't see what's there, see what's not there. Prom pictures, Ryan! Me with -- with the quarterback of the football team, waving out of the sunroof of a stretch limo. Right? Handwritten poems. No booze, no men, no drugs, no nothing! I'm Sister Mary Erin, all right? I didn't bring anything with me from Des Moines, no baggage. I don't relive the past or even think about it all that much. I -- I am not a beater or a victim. My life here is mellow and calm, and you are the only really screwed-up thing to happen to me in a long, long time.
Ryan: If I believed that, I would be gone right now.
Erin: Believe it. It's hard when family is the worst thing that can happen to you, but here you are. The sooner you blow out of here, the sooner my life is quiet and easy again, ok?
Ryan: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you upset.
Erin: Yeah. You'll go, we'll both forget. It's just like you were never here.
Ryan: You understand why I had to come, though? I mean, I thought Jonathan -- I thought you were dead.
Erin: That makes us even. I thought you were, too. So let's just go back to being dead to each other, ok?
Ryan: Take care of yourself.
Erin: Always have, always will.
Ryan: You're beautiful, and you're ok, and I thank you for letting me see that for myself.
[After Ryan leaves, Erin enters the secret room through her closet.]
Erin: Hey. It's ok, I made him go. He has no idea. I think we're in the clear. So I'm going to run out and get some food, so you just sit tight, ok? You need anything? Everything will be ok, I promise.
Lily: Jonathan Lavery was a bad man. He admitted that he killed your father.
Sam: My dad died for no reason, because some jerk picked up a shovel, set a fire, left him there. Some guy my dad hardly even knew decided he should die. I mean, that can't be my life, a horror movie or something. I keep imagining my dad as a ghost trapped here, tortured, angry, waiting to be avenged. I just want him to be okay even if he's not alive. And that jerk who killed him -- he got off so easy. Shouldn't he suffer? My dad suffered. He paid, for no reason at all.
Lily: Ryan told me that insanity was no excuse for what Jonathan did. Ryan was good and his brother was bad. Jonathan didn't go to jail, but he died, and Ryan died, too. He didn't do anything wrong. And your father --
Sam: Does it even make sense that he's gone?
Lily: I've heard what they say when people die, like my dad said about Greenlee's baby. Like it was for the best or that there was some reason. But I just don't see the reason here.
Sam: Neither do I, no matter how hard I look.
Babe: This is about his life, his career. If maybe you'd stop staring at Jamieís pecs for more than a second, maybe you'd realize what matters.
Amanda: And the claws come out. Thank God. Your noble routine was kind of wigging me out. Turns out you're a lot less saint, a lot more soon-to-be very jealous ex-girlfriend. You go, girl.
Babe: You know what? I don't need BS props from the girl out to nail Jamie.
Amanda: As soon as you cut Jamie loose, he's just a guy you used to know who now thinks you're a slut. Did you forget that with your brilliant plan? Not mine, not J.R.ís -- yours.
Babe: You love it, don't you, calling me a slut?
Amanda: If you can't take it from me, honey, how are you going to be able to take it from Jamie? That's the plan -- for him to call you a slut and then move on with his life. Not just school, money, a new place to live like the way you picture it. Women. Lots of them. Every hot young thing who wants a rich, hunky doc-in-training. As soon as you two are history, Jamie is a free agent, so think long and hard. You want to play the queen of sacrifice who gives him up no matter who calls you a slut to your face? Or do you want to keep him all to yourself, let him take his daily insult from J.R., wait for that crummy garage to suck the life out of the man you love?
Babe: You know the answer.
Amanda: Prove it. I said I'd help you, and I will, but you have to promise me something. If I'm the lucky girl who lands Jamie, you won't blow it for me.
Babe: If he didn't want you before, why would he want you now?
Amanda: Because he was in love before. That's all about to change.
Kendall: What the hell?
J.R.: Want a glass? I was thinking mimosas, but you're fresh out of champagne. Remind me to fix that.
Kendall: Yeah, go ahead and pour it. It'll end up right back in your face.
Kendall: J.R., have you no sense of boundaries?
J.R.: Look at me. I'm like a fly to honey. I can't stay away.
Kendall: Even if I smack you until your insides squish out?
J.R.: You know, it hit me, Kendall.
Kendall: What, my fly swatter? No, but it will in about two seconds. Give me -- give me my keys, give me my keys.
J.R.: No, no, life. You know, all the sweet stuff, it's just -- it's just gone. All the old stand-bys -- the dominating lives and destruction -- it's just no fun if I don't have somebody to share it with, relive those memories, laugh with. Right? You remember the good old days. What the -- are you having a baby? You wouldn't with Zach Slater. Would you?
[As Zach opens Julia's trunk, she slips a rope around his neck from behind, but he quickly struggles free.]
Zach: Ahem. Is -- is this because I'm late? Guess I should've called, huh?
Julia: Oh, yeah, that's right, I'm laughing.
Zach: What'd you think, I was one of them?
Julia: No, I knew it was you. I figured you should know who I am, too.
Zach: Try a memo next time.
Julia: No, this is faster, and it's more effective.
Zach: And so much more personal than a thank-you note.
Julia: A thank-you for what? Oh, for not turning me in, for helping me out?
Julia: Yeah, well, consider my not killing you your thank-you.
Zach: You're welcome.
Julia: So what you got for me?
Zach: Huh. It's in motion.
Julia: What does that mean? You were supposed to help me. That means names and details.
Zach: I said it's in motion. I have people, they're getting information. They're finding out who's at the top of the power structure, who got to Noah, who's trying to get to you. I'll take care of it.
Julia: No, you don't take care of it, I take care of it. You get me to who, I do the what.
Zach: My way's cleaner. You can stay out of it completely.
Julia: No, you don't tell me what to do. No one is ever going to tell me what to do again. You just get me what I need, and then you stay out of the way!
Zach: Dead is dead. What's the difference?
Julia: Look at this. This is my life! That's what it was and what it should still be! That scum took Noah from me, and even when I was on the run, and I didn't have a name, and I didn't have a life, and I didn't have a home, I still had my Noah!
Zach: If he loved you that much, he wouldn't want you doing this.
Julia: Don't you dare speak for him. You didn't know him, you didn't know us. Noah was all I had, and that was enough, and they killed him. So you get me my information, and you stay out of my way. This is what I have left. This is what I have to do. It's mine, not yours. So if you have a problem with that, you go and do what Kendall wanted you to do and go away, now.
Kendall: Are you socially clueless?
J.R.: Are you knocked up?
Kendall: These -- these are Greenlee's. I took them from her house. I was cleaning out her house so that when she came home, the baby stuff wouldn't hit her in the face. It was an act of affection -- something that you wouldn't understand.
J.R.: I don't know love?
Kendall: You said that you love me so that my mother would give you Chandler back.
J.R.: That was an act of love.
Kendall: Yeah, for Chandler.
J.R.: Still is love.
Kendall: You're a sleaze.
J.R.: Look, I made a mistake. I have to learn to separate business from pleasure and remember not to screw over my best friend.
Kendall: Did you get your degree in manipulation, learn how to sound sincere when you pile it at someone's feet?
J.R.: I am sincere. I screwed up. I wish that I hadn't.
Kendall: I started it. I told you I would get Chandler back from Zach if he got it back from Ethan, and we didn't come through for you, and we left you with nothing.
J.R.: Apology accepted.
Kendall: I never -- I -- fine. Apology accepted from you, too.
J.R.: See? Doesn't it make you feel better to be friends again? Makes you wonder how much better we could make it feel.
[Ryan breaks into Erinís house and starts rummaging through her belongings then is drawn to the closet door.]
Babe: Go for it.
Amanda: You don't think I can do it. That's why you're cool with it.
Babe: Jamie is the best man that I'll ever meet. He's sweet and he's kind and -- and he's loving and tender. And I just want him happy. So if you can give that to him --
Amanda: Ugh, ok. So maybe you are that noble. You want me to still help you with your plan to get Jamie to ditch you?
Babe: You have a stake in this. You want Jamie to leave me as much as I do.
Amanda: You're stronger than I thought.
Babe: I have to get Jamie to leave me. And this is the only way.
Lily: Do you think adults are confused just like us?
Sam: Oh, they are the walking clueless. Hmm. They have no idea where they're going, too uptight to ask for directions. They can't admit it.
Lily: I admit it.
Sam: Right there with you.
Lily: You're right here with me now.
Sam: I am, and I like it.
Lily: This is one of those times where being with you makes me feel good.
Sam: I wish you felt that way all the time.
Lily: Well, I think this is a good starting point. Maybe we could try again sometime.
J.R.: You see, there are all kinds of friends. I just want to know where I fall on the friendship rainbow.
Kendall: Oh, God, J.R., you do not know when to quit.
J.R.: But I thought my staying power is what you liked best about me.
Kendall: No, no, don't, don't even think about my bedroom.
J.R.: Oh, come on. So close, but so far away.
Kendall: We'll see exactly how far. But not right now. Not yet.
J.R.: You have the softest sheets. And I only hope that I could feel those again soon. Hmm?
Julia: You get in my way, you're done. You come between me and the man I want, I'll take you out. You screw me, I'll give it back to you, and I'll make it hurt.
Zach: It's your show. But I know from experience it won't get it back.
Julia: Get what back?
Zach: Whatever's locked in that trunk. Justice and revenge, blood and bullets? Not going to bring one single moment back to life.
Julia: I know the moment I need.
[Ryan enters Erinís closet and starts going through her clothes while someone's hand rests on the other side of the secret door.]
>> On the next "All My Children" --
J.R.: You can fall in love with anyone except for Tad.
Di: I can't let you dictate my love life.
Krystal (to David): I can't save our daughter. You'd better be up to the job.
Amanda (to Jamie): Babe lied. She's with another guy.
Babe (to Josh as she kisses him in bed): Once a tramp, always a tramp.
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