AMC Transcript Tuesday 8/23/05

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 8/23/05


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Kendall: Julia? Anybody here? Ok, I guess there's no one here.

[While roaming around Wildwind, Kendall gasps as Julia grabs her from behind, wielding a large knife.]

Julia: What, you have a death wish? I could have sliced you from ear to ear.

Kendall: Next time I'll knock.

Julia: What do you want, Kendall?

Kendall: Believe it or not, I'm here to help you.

[Krystal knocks on the Pine Cone Motel's door.]

Krystal: Baby doll?

Babe: Hey, Mama. Isn't he just the best, most beautiful thing ever?

Krystal: You did it, didn't you?

Babe: I didn't actually have to cheat on Jamie, but we're done. It's over. Jamie's free. He's got his life back, and the sky's the limit.

Krystal: Oh, honey, I am so, so sorry --

Babe: I don't want to talk about it, Mama. What's done is done. I've got my eyes on the future now. And my little boy here -- he's got the top spot in my life all to himself. And my fight for him has just started.

Tad: Del, old pal, I was just on my way to find you.

Del: Yeah, well, I thought I'd save you the gas. I see you're still into toys.

Tad: Yeah. Regular kid at heart. So, how'd your reunion with your sister go? Which spare organ did you try to talk her out of this time?

Del: Is that why you wanted to see me? Talk about Dixie?

Tad: No. I thought I'd invite you to be my date at the next PI charity ball. As far as your sister's concerned, I'd just as soon you stay away from her.

Del: Oh, like you own her?

Tad: No, nothing like that. I just don't think Dixie can afford the kind of trouble you always bring with you.

Del: Oh, trouble? You think I'm trouble? Well, I've got late-breaking news for you, Tad old buddy. She's not Dixie.

Jonathan: Hi, Ryan. Did you miss your baby brother? I mean, where are my manners? Do you want a sandwich, Ryan? No? I don't blame you. You never know what they put in them. I mean, aren't you going to say how good it is to see me? I mean, you are -- you are glad to see me, aren't you, Ryan?

Ryan: My God, you're alive.

Erin: Now you know, ok? So get out. Just leave us alone, Ryan.

Jonathan: What? No, Erin -- Ryan can't leave yet. He just got here. No, don't leave yet, Ryan. I mean, don't you like my new place? It's not a suite at the Valley Inn, but it beats living in a cave, doesn't it? Been there, done that, huh?

Ryan: You're not in my head. Not this time. You're not in my imagination. You're not a ghost.

Jonathan: Huh? Boo! Everyone says there's no such thing as ghosts, but we know better, don't we, Ryan? Did you bring my happy pills? Oh. For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow --

Ryan: My God, Hockett.

Jonathan: For he's a jolly good fellow

Erin: I want you to get out of here right now.

Jonathan: No! Stand back, stand back. No, he's got a gun. Got a gun. You stay away from me.

Ryan: I don't have a gun. Look.

Jonathan: You're --

Ryan: Hockett, I don't have a gun.

Jonathan: You're going to shoot me again. You're going to shoot me. You're going to look me right in the eye, and you're going to shoot me again. You're going to look me in the eye, and you're going to shoot me dead.

Erin: Jonathan, it's ok. It's ok, it's ok, it's ok, all right? All right? Nobody's ever going to hurt you ever again. Come on. Come on. It's ok. Come here, come here, come here. Hey. Shh. Take a good look, Ryan. What you did to our brother. I want you to burn it in your brain and then get the hell out.

Danielle: Mom, are you sure you got the right size?

Mimi: I'm not sure what I told Myrtle to send over.

Danielle: Oh. No wonder why I'm swimming in this thing.

Mimi: Well, it's no problem, honey. Mrs. Chance can make alterations.

Danielle: Um -- this dress needs a little bit more than taking in.

Mimi: Why, don't you like it?

Danielle: Um -- do you like it? It's your wedding.

Mimi: And I want things to be perfect for all of us, especially my beautiful maid of honor. So, you can be honest about the dress. You won't hurt my feelings.

Danielle: Uh -- well, since you asked -- I feel like a float in the Lacey’s Day parade.

Mimi: Oh! Oh, my God, baby, you are right.

Danielle: I mean, don't you think I look like a big bowl of rainbow sherbet or something?

Mimi: What was I thinking?

Danielle: No matter how you look at it, Ma, it's just ugly.

Mimi: You know, it has been so long since I shopped for you -- too long. I blew it, huh?

Danielle: No biggie. We'll go shopping together, find something a little less frou-frou.

Mimi: And a little more you-you. Honey, I am so happy that you are in my wedding and back in my life.

Danielle: Works for me, too. So how about you help me escape this chiffon nightmare, and we hit the mall tomorrow?

Mimi: Ok.

[Knock on door]

Garret: You ladies decent?

Mimi: Oh, it's ok, Garret. You can come in.

Garret: It's work. Said it was urgent.

Mimi: Ok. Captain Reed.

Danielle: So, steppop wannabe, what do you think?

Garret: Hmm. Oh, no. You're not going to get me to tiptoe into this minefield. No way.

Mimi: Are you sure? How credible? And they think she's still in town? Hiding where?

Julia: No, the Kendall Hart I knew wouldn't help anybody unless there was something in it for her.

Kendall: You tried to be Pine Valley’s sweetheart. Dedicated nursing student, caring for the sick. Now, you're all about guns and knives and payback.

Julia: You don't know anything about payback.

Kendall: You've changed. Maybe I really am here to help.

Julia: You have no idea how far you'll go to survive until you get there. No, Kendall, you're way too much the star of your own world to change. Come on, out with it. What do you want?

Kendall: I want you to take your trouble, pack it up, and get it out of my life.

Julia: Your life?

Kendall: Yeah.

Julia: You just dodged two cop cars to trespass into mine. You go back out the way you came, stay away, and you've got no worries.

Kendall: You dragged my husband into your mess. That makes me part of it, and I don't like it.

Julia: No -- whoa. He involved himself. You should know that about him. Maria would. My sister. The woman Zach loves. Which makes your marriage to him about what exactly?

Kendall: It's a business arrangement.

Julia: Huh. All this for a business partner? Or did Zach hit that defrost button on your subzero heart?

Babe: I thought Dixie was the answer. Family peacemaker. Wrong. She was a big fat bust.

Krystal: So far Miss Dixie hasn't lived up to much of her perfect legend.

Babe: You understand why I did it, right, Mom? Why I had to get so down and drastic for Jamie? I mean, you did the same thing for Tad, because you thought he was better off with Dixie.

Krystal: Yeah, but you know what? In my case, I may have given up too soon.

Babe: Are you having second thoughts?

Krystal: Second, rounding third. I don't know -- maybe it's just that I miss Tad so much, I'm reading something into it that's not there, but I am pretty sure that your dirty, rotten daddy is onto something. Something nuclear. A secret about Dixie. Dixie isn't Dixie after all.

Tad: Uh -- no, you missed the boat by a few weeks on this one here, pal. A few weeks, a few fingerprints, and three DNA tests. No, Dixie’s definitely Dixie, so now the only relevant question is, which angle are you working this time?

Del: No angle. Nothing in this for me.

Tad: Yeah, so says the world's greatest scam artist/reaper of body parts.

Del: I loved Dixie, ok? I know what she did for me.

Tad: You never loved anybody but yourself. Your sister, on the other hand, didn't just survive your selfishness, she survived a near fatal car crash. And half this town has turned itself inside out proving she is Dixie, and you're going to leave her alone.

Del: Oh, man, same old same old with you, huh? No one can tell you anything, right?

Tad: No, not no one, Del, just you. So take all your lies and go back to Florida -- or wherever it is you've been lurking -- and feed them to the gators at Wally World.

Del: You pigheaded jerk. I'm trying to do you a favor here.

Tad: Oh, by all means. How much do your favors go for these days?

Del: Nothing. I'm trying to do the right thing -- by everyone. Dixie's memory, especially.

Tad: You don't know how. Del Henry, son of Seabone Hunkle, trying to do the right thing. Don't make me laugh. You probably saw Dixie’s picture on the front page of some newspaper and a banner reading "Back from the Dead," and you immediately tried to figure out how you could make it work for you. My guess is cash. That is, if you're the same tapped-out loser you always were.

Del: I'm here for my family.

Tad: You're here for a handout. Nothing ever changes. The minute things get going tough for you, you just make a beeline straight for your sister. Because she's got a -- she's a soft touch with a big heart. I have no doubt the minute I left that patio, your hand was out looking for some free cash, and she told you to go to hell. So instead of getting mad, you decided to get even. Decided you were going to make up this whole she's-not-Dixie thing and come to me with it. Is that what's going on? It's not bad enough you're back in town making trouble for Dixie? Now you want to put the squeeze on me? You scum-sucking, parasite, bottom feeder.

Di: Tad, stop.

Del: Well, look who it is. Go ahead, tell him. Tell Tad who you really are, or I will.

Erin: Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan, look at me, ok? Look at me. Come on, come on. All right? You're safe here. Yeah? You understand? Safe. All right? I'll take care of you. I'll always take care of you, ok?

Ryan: Jonathan, I'm so sorry.

Jonathan: Huh? You're here to finish the job, Ry? Huh? You locked and loaded on your little brother, huh? You ready to squeeze another round into me?

Ryan: I -- I didn't have a choice. Jonathan, I didn't -- I didn't mean --

Jonathan: Didn't mean what, Ryan? You didn't mean to what? You didn't mean to shoot your brother in the gut? What, did your trigger finger slip? Oh, no, no, no, no -- you were just trying to scare me, weren't you?

Erin: Jonathan, Jonathan, never mind Ryan, ok?

Jonathan: You wanted to kill me. You wanted me dead, Ryan. You looked me in the eyes, and you shot me! You shot me dead! No -- ah, God, this has to stop. This has to stop now. Now it has to be over. It has to be over. Yes, we have to finish it. We have to finish it. Braden knew best, but Braden's dead, Braden's dead. Ryan listened to the voices in his head, and he killed him, didn't he? Didn't he? Then he tried killing me, I know that. He tried to kill me -- I know -- the bomb, the bomb, the bomb -- where's the bomb? Where's the bomb? This has to stop. Everything has to stop.

Erin: No, no, no. You are not what he needs. Jonathan --

Jonathan: Go away! Go away. Go away. He's got a gun. Please make him go away.

Erin: Jonathan, Jonathan --

Jonathan: Please make him go away, please make him go away.

Erin: Take these, take these.

Jonathan: I saw a man on the stair, he wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. He wasn't there again today.

Erin: Jonathan, Jonathan, just take these, come on.

Jonathan: He wasn't on the stairs.

Erin: You'll feel better, ok? You'll feel better. There you go. Good -- come on.

Jonathan: He's still there. He's still there.

Erin: I know.

Jonathan: He's still there -- away.

Erin: I know, I know.

Jonathan: Away, away --

Erin: Well, he'll be gone in a minute, ok?

Jonathan: Away, away --

Erin: It's ok. Come lay down, come lay down.

Jonathan: Away, away --

Erin: The owl and the pussycat went to sea on a beautiful pea-green boat. They took some honey, plenty of money, wrapped it in a five-pound note. Shh. Good. Good job.

[Jonathan mutters]

Erin: Shh.

[Once Jonathan has settled down on his bed, Erin locks the secret room's door.]

Erin: You stupid, selfish -- the brother who ditched us, huh? The deserter. But now -- now, you can't stay away from us? What? You force yourself on us. You -- you shove bloody memories in our faces. The one place he feels safe, Ryan! Damn you! God, how many times do you want to kill our brother?

Ryan: You saved him. Jonathan is alive, and you saved him.

Julia: Why did you marry Slater? He's slick. He handles things, situations, people. How does he handle you?

Kendall: My relationship with Zach is very complicated. Our lives sort of overlap, so it made sense to consolidate.

Julia: But not consummate?

Kendall: I told you, it's strictly business. But the partnership means a lot to me. So it would really screw up my plans if he goes and gets himself whacked, because you mucked up nine years ago.

[Julia chuckles]

Julia: All right, here we go, Miss "It's all about me." To hell with the rest of the world as long as Kendall cashes in.

Kendall: Stop talking like you know me. Nine years is a long time.

Julia: You're damn straight it's a long time. Waking up every morning not remembering who I am. Living in cracks, looking over my shoulder, invisible. Every time I answered the door, I thought there was death behind it. You try holding your breath for nine years, Kendall. You'll know what it's like to be me. You want that, you're welcome to it.

Kendall: I don't want any part of it. So, I thought a nice cash incentive might convince you to deal with your own life and leave Zach out of it.

Julia: Well, I wonder what Mr. Dark and Mysterious would think about you trying to buy me off.

Kendall: Oh, you're concerned about Zach’s feelings. Yeah, I'm touched. Just take the money and run.

Julia: Maybe I don't want to. Maybe I like having Zach around. All that intensity and raw energy focused on me. You know, if he's got a thing for Santos women, maybe I should just use that in whatever way makes me happy. How do you feel about that, Kendall?

Mimi: I'm sorry, guys, I got to go.

Garret: You got a break in the case?

Mimi: A lead that needs checking out. I mean, it's probably a dead end, but I've got to follow through, anyway. I'm sorry, honey, but a woman's life is on the line.

Garret: You're my hero, and don't you forget it.

Mimi: Dani, honey, you were right. Even someone as gorgeous as you in that dress -- it could scare the bark off a tree.

Danielle: Oh, no problem. We'll find something to die for that's not already dead.

Mimi: Don't stay up too late. I love you.

Garret: Love you, too, Babe. So, you up for some backgammon or something?

Danielle: Oh, thanks, Garret, but not tonight. I'm going to head in.

Garret: All right, honey. Sweet dreams.

[Dani feels uncomfortable when Garret kisses her goodnight.]

Kendall: Julia, if you're playing me to spark some jealous attack, ain't going to happen.

Julia: That's too bad. Your inner green-eyed monster was the only thing that made you interesting.

Kendall: I told you, Zach and I are strictly business.

Julia: Mm-hmm. You never said what kind of business.

Kendall: Are you going to take this or not? I'm paying you to get on the next bus, train, or automobile out of Pine Valley.

Julia: Let me ask you something first. Zach, your better business half -- can he be trusted?

Kendall: If he gives you his word, he keeps it. That's got nothing to do with you. Now, I'm telling you again, deal with your own life and keep my husband out of it.

[Phone rings]

Kendall: I'm offering you money to take your life, your danger, and anything else that goes with it and get out of here.

Julia: Talk to me. Tomorrow? Sure. Morning, early. Yeah, you know where. That could be harder. Ok, I'll put something together. Ok, tomorrow, then.

Kendall: Time, place? Acting sneaky? How do you spell secret rendezvous?

Julia: Smart could get you dead, Kendall. If you say anything to anyone about this, especially Zach, you will be very, very sorry.

Erin: You didn't expect your sweet, innocent, little baby sister to mess up your plan, did you, Ryan? But you shot Jonathan, and he lived to tell me all about it. You want to hate me for what I know about you, Ryan, huh? You want to beat it out of me? You know, go ahead. Go ahead, Ry, try! You bastard! Why -- why did you have to come back here, Ryan? Why? Why do you want to torture our brother? Look at the hell he is already in because of you. All right? Why couldn't you just stay dead and leave us alone? I hate you! I hate you!

Ryan: Stop it. Stop it.

Erin: I hate you!

Ryan: You saved him. You saved him. My brother Jonathan is alive. He's alive. Thank you. Thank God for you.

Babe: The DNA test, the fingerprints -- I mean, all that proof? Dixie's who she says she is. How do you get around that?

Krystal: Beats me. But David seems to have found a way. Only he's playing his hand close to his vest.

Babe: There has to be a way to get him to spill.

Krystal: Honey, I have tried every way in the manual. Lord knows I even paired up with Adam to try to squeeze the truth out of David, but his lips are zipped. And after all our trouble, we're still not even sure if David's just yanking our chain for the fun of it, or if he really has something on Dixie.

Babe: And Adam really thinks that David's onto something, right?

Krystal: Oh, yeah, yeah. And if he had a soul, he would sell it to get rid of that woman.

Babe: Mama, you have to find out the truth. This could change everything.

Krystal: Well, I hoped I could. I had hoped that this Dixie bombshell would distract J.R., get him to let up on you and Jamie before last resort became your only option.

Babe: But it may not be too late. I'm not talking about me and Jamie. I'm talking about Tad and -- think about it, Mama. If Dixie’s a fake, and she's leading him on, she's tearing out his heart piece by piece. The only thing is he's not going to realize it until one morning he wakes up and there's nothing left. You've got to force the truth out of David. If you're not going to do it for Tad's sake, then do it for mine.

Del: Last chance. Tell Tad who you are when you're not pretending to be Dixie.

Tad: I said leave her alone.

Di: Del -- why are you doing this?

Tad: For money. Why does he ever do anything? Or is it a little more personal this time? Need another kidney? Sorry, she's already given you one, so she ain't got more to spare. So why don't you just crawl back to the Everglades, huh? Or Pigeon Hollow, anywhere. Just don't stay here.

Del: Man, what is your problem?

Di: Del, why don't we just head back home, huh?

Del: No. I came here to fix something that's not right. She's scamming you and the whole town. Instead of thanking me, you bust my chops. Where does that come from?

Tad: Years ago. All those years ago when I had a near perfect life with Dixie, and then you slithered into town looking for a spare organ. You and your father, pecking at people like a couple of crows. Well, because she loves you, she made the sacrifice. And because she did, we lost a child. A little baby girl named Bess.

Di: Tad, please. You can't blame Del for that. That was my choice.

Tad: No --

Del: Oh, that's good. That's exactly what Dixie would have said.

Tad: You wanted an answer. Shut up and listen. Did she ever tell you the rest of the story? Huh? She tell you that because of the strain to her system, she started to develop heart problems? And she nearly died? Well, that's when my life started to fall apart, Del. As far as I'm concerned, you didn't cost me one child, you cost me two. She didn't just risk her health. She risked the future of her family to save your worthless hide, and now you have the stones to get up in my face and call her a liar? Well, before I start to tear your head off, why don't you tell me -- if she's not Dixie, then just who the hell do you think she is?

Krystal: Listen, either it's late or my brain is scrambled. You're making a connection that I'm missing.

Babe: Ok. After everything that J.R.’s been through to accept Dixie again, and he finds out she's a fake, finds out his mama isn't really his mama, where is he going to be? I mean, after all the yelling's over and all the dust settles, right?

Krystal: He's crazy about Dixie, yeah. He thinks she hung the moon. He'll be devastated.

Babe: And worse, J.R. has two soft spots in his heart -- our son and Dixie. You rip her away from him again, and it's going to hit him where it hurts the most. And when J.R.’s hurt, he's down for the count, which means he's not going to see the next thing coming.

Krystal: And this has you on fire for more than revenge.

Babe: Don't you get it, Mama? J.R. loses, and we win.

Di: Go on, Del. You can't wait. Tell Tad who I am.

Tad: Forget it. You know what? Never mind. It's bad enough you've already sucked all the air out of our lives once. You're doing it all over again.

Del: Oh. You're going to blame me for your marriage going down the tubes?

Di: Oh.

Del: I hate to break it to you, Tad, but you're the reason your marriage tanked.

Di: It wasn't that simple, Del. We both shared the blame.

Del: How would you know? You weren't even there.

Di: I've always been there for my family, you included. Don't forget that.

Tad: Don't expect gratitude now. He'd probably choke on the words "thank you."

Di: Del, I refuse to believe my brother is in town just for the reason to cause trouble.

Tad: Your brother's in town just for money. And because you won't pay up, he's trying to restart a battle that's already been fought and won. Is she or isn't she? Well, I'm not going to stand here and let you put me through that hell all over again.

Di: Del, you know, I'm not really sure what you want and what you hope to get from this.

Tad: Let me show you. Ok. How much, Del? How much is it going to take to get you to disappear forever?

Del: You ever get tired, Tad, of thinking you know it all? I'm not here for your money. The fact that I might have a positive reason to be here just never crossed your mind, did it?

Di: Tad, put the checkbook away.

Tad: No. If it gets him to disappear, it's worth it.

Del: You always thought you were better than me.

Tad: I was. So how much is it going to cost? How much is it going to cost to get you gone?

Del: God help you, Tad. You deserve all the pain and suffering you've got coming to you.

Tad: Dixie, let him go.

Di: I can't. He's family.

Del: Looking for me?

Di: Damn it, Del. I mean, that was my life you almost ruined just now.

Kendall: Sound of that phone call, little Julia's striking out on her own after all.

Julia: Yeah, so your precious hubby/business partner is safe. Like I was going to let Zach take this over, anyway.

Kendall: It's your loss, not his.

Julia: That's right -- it's my mess, as you said. I'll handle it my way. If I get what I need tomorrow, I'm off in the wind.

Kendall: Zach won't like that you played him.

Julia: You want to keep Zach safe? Be smart for once in your life, Kendall. Keep your mouth shut. Go away. Forget that you ever saw me. I'll leave your husband out of my plans. He's all yours.

Kendall: Hmm. Kick butt, girl.

Julia: I'm warning you, Kendall. If this blows up on me, I will know exactly why, and I will blow your safe little life sky-high.

Kendall: Have fun getting your life back.

Julia: Don't forget, Kendall -- I don't have anything to lose. You've had a life. I lost mine here nine years ago.

Ryan: I don't -- I don't understand. How did he survive the explosion? How did he get here? How you kept him alive?

Erin: From what I gathered, there was another shaft leading out of the mine. I'd been trying to get him away from you. We met a few times.

Ryan: In Atlantic City?

Erin: And in Pine Valley. I tried to talk him into going away with me, but he wouldn't leave you. We agreed to meet one more time, but he never showed. I heard about the explosion the next day, so, you know, I drove up to the site, Jonathan had managed to crawl out of the cave. I found him in the woods half-dead, cut, bleeding from your gunshot wound. Guess whose name he was calling. I got him to a backwoods doctor, made up some story about a hunting accident. We hid out at a motel until he was safe enough to travel. Then I brought him here.

Ryan: And you've been taking care of him ever since. Giving him his meds, keeping him safe, watching out for him? Who's been watching out for you, keeping you safe?

Erin: Jonathan would never hurt me.

Ryan: Erin, believe me, you don't know that. He's even worse off now than he was --

Erin: Of course he's worse. His own brother just tried to kill him. He's getting better, though. I'm taking care of him. He's my responsibility now.

Ryan: It's too much.

Erin: It's my life. All right? I am not going to let you hurt Jonathan again.

Danielle: Who is it? Who's there?

Garret: It's ok, Dani. It's just me -- Garret.

Danielle: Garret? Is everything ok? What's wrong?

Garret: Sorry if I woke you, Dani.

Danielle: Is it Mom? Is there something wrong?

Garret: No, she's still out. I just thought I heard a strange noise. Sounded like glass breaking and then footsteps. I wasn't sure if it was coming from downstairs or in here or what. You ok?

Danielle: Yeah. Aren't we a little bit high up to be worried about people climbing through windows?

Garret: Huh. Oh, actually, I guess you're right. I don't mean to scare you. Just me being a little overprotective, I guess. You know, I -- I really do care about you, Dani. Can I get you anything? Glass of water?

Danielle: Um -- no, thanks.

Garret: All right, then. Go on back to bed. Good night.

Del: Don't look now, Di, but it's not your life.

Di: Would you keep your voice down.

Del: I came here because I had an actual twinge of conscience. I thought Di Henry using Tad to live out her Dixieland fantasy was something mean and twisted. But after listening to that jerk, I don't care if you rip out his heart and dance all over it. Good night Di -- Dixie -- whatever the hell your name is.

Tad: Ah.

Di: Picture Del. You're bound to score a bull's-eye. I am so sorry my brother put you through that.

Tad: I'm sorry for everything he's ever put you through.

Di: I don't know what came over him.

Tad: Greed. Avarice, you know, the almighty bling factor.

Di: You called it, Tad. Del hit me up for money.

Tad: Doesn't that tell you something? He finds out you're alive and the first thing he does is treat you like a cash machine.

Di: He got so mad when I -- when I refused him, but to play you like that, I --

Tad: This is where we always get in trouble. You've got to stop opening your heart to people like Del. The last time you did, it nearly destroyed you.

Babe: Ok. Say we finally get David to expose Dixie as a fake.

Krystal: A lot of hearts are going to be pulverized.

Babe: J.R. loses his mama again -- one loss too many, cuts too deep, too close to home. The first person he's going to turn on after this Dixie fake is Adam.

Krystal: Yeah. Because Adam was right all along about Dixie the imposter, and he wouldn't let it go. J.R. is not going to be able to stand that or forgive him.

Babe: So he's going to be like this one big, raw, open nerve, right? All that rage and the pain. He's going to be covered in his own grief, Dixie’s gone, his guard down. He's going to be right where I need him to be.

Krystal: Honey, yeah, you can count on him being shaken, but, I mean, this Dixie lie just might make him madder than a skillet full of rattlers, make him even more dangerous than he already is.

Babe: Yes, it is possible, but no matter how J.R. acts out or melts down, I can find a way to use it to our favor. Come on, Babe. Think, think. Ok, it's for our little boy. You don't actually think that I could --

Krystal: What?

Babe: No, no, it's too far out there.

Krystal: Come on, what -- you're making me crazy. What is going on in that head of yours?

Babe: Holy wow. I can sure as heck try.

Krystal: You have got the same glint in your eye that day you put on those Halloween angel wings and nearly flew off the roof of our trailer.

Babe: Ok. Mama, I know that this might sound absolutely crazy, but I think I have a way to pay back J.R. for every single nasty that he has piled on me. And even better, a way to get my son back. The only problem is it's every shade of impossible.

Krystal: Well, hey, don't let that stop you, honey. Impossible things happen all the time.

Di: Didn't think this was possible. I'm still confused -- where we are, where we're going. I mean, one minute we're fighting, next minute we're holding hands?

Tad: Ok, all right, so we'll just slow down. I mean, nobody's holding a clock on us, right? We can start at the beginning. So we'll just grab some chicken fingers and go to the park.

Di: We don't have to go that far back.

Tad: All right. Then how about an evening on the town, huh? How about a little dinner and dancing?

Di: You don't dance.

Tad: Yeah, but I eat.

[Di chuckles]

Tad: So what do you say? Dixie Cooney, would you go on a date with me?

Di: Mr. Martin, nothing would please me more.

Kendall: I'll keep my mouth shut. I'll even throw in a bonus. While you're meeting with your informant, I'll make sure Zach is miles away from here.

Julia: Yeah, you do that.

Kendall: Good luck. Just tell me that this will all be done tomorrow, and you'll be -- how'd you put it? -- Off in the wind.

Julia: It'll all be done tomorrow, one way or another.

Ryan: I want to see Jonathan.

Erin: No. Ryan, I won't let you hurt him again.

Ryan: "Hurt him"? You saved Jonathan's life. By that heroic act, you might have redeemed part of mine. You gave us, this family, a miracle. I have no intention of hurting Jonathan, or you.

[Back in Jonathan's room, Ryan comforts his troubled sleeping brother.]

Ryan: But I'm home now. And this is where I'm going to stay.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Greenlee (to Erica): Can't you stop tiptoeing around and just say it? You don't think I loved Ryan or my baby enough.

Kendall (to Zach): There's a man, and he said he wants to see you. He knows about Julia.

Julia: So what are you holding out on me for, Jimmy? You're either with me or you're against me. No.

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