All My Children Transcript Tuesday 10/25/05
Provided By Boo
Proofread by Gisele
Krystal: You've got the skin crawlies. What is wrong?
Babe: Oh, nothing much, except I stayed up all night watching the minute hand go round and round. I couldn't wait another second. I had to check to make sure J.R.’s car's still in one piece.
Krystal: Yeah, I know. I heard him banging around in his room this morning. What, did he hit the Roadside Bar last night?
Babe: He hit a few roadsides along the way. Mama, I have seen some mean drunks, but it does not get meaner or drunker than J.R. last night. He's lost his mom all over again. He's a total mess. And then when I think about him out on the road -- or, God forbid, with our son, I -- I just have a really bad feeling it's just going to get worse.
[A very drunk J.R. lies on his bed drinking some more when his dad walks in and offers him some aspirin and a glass of water.]
J.R.: Get the hell out of my room.
Adam: Here. Take these. Drink this. Pull yourself together.
J.R.: You know what? You know what? Actually, drink this. Take these, and tell the old man to kiss my -- are you insane or are you just senile?
[When J.R. refuses his pills, Adam splashes the water on his face.]
Jack: Greenlee, open the door. Can you hear me?
Erica: Jack, stop. Come on, stop. They need time alone.
Jack: Oh, really? Listen, the last time Greenlee spent time alone with this lunatic, he almost put his fist right through her face. Now, what if he picks up where he left off, huh? Greenlee!
Erica: Jack, please stop it!
Jack: Come over here. Just stay right there.
Erica: No, Jack -- Jack! Ah!
[When no one answers the door, Jack kicks it down.]
Greenlee: I'm up, I'm up. Hello?
Anita: Greenlee? Oh -- thank goodness we finally got your cell phone number.
Greenlee: Super. And you are?
Anita: It's Anita Santos. I'm at the hospital. I tried to reach you just as soon as your husband was admitted.
Greenlee: What's wrong? Is -- is he ok? What happened?
Anita: Some kind of run-in with a tree limb. It was pretty rough actually, but he's going to be fine.
Greenlee: Ok, ok. Thank God. I'm on my way.
Kendall: She goes to sleep "Ms. Hell hath no fury" and wakes up "Ms. Thank God, I'm on my way." Face it, Greenlee, you're still in love with Ryan.
Zach: I wonder what it would take to make you dead for real.
J.R.: You got water in this. It's ok, it's ok, it's ok. I'll take care of it myself.
Adam: Don't be an idiot. Don't be an idiot. You need Di Kirby back in prison, where she came from and where she belongs. Then we can all get on with our lives.
J.R.: Get on with our lives? Like you'll ever let us forget it? That you were right? And we were all wrong? Us suckers, us dupes, us idiots? Right. Thumbs up for Adam Chandler, Sr.! His son was conned. What a happy day this must be for you, Dad, hmm?
Adam: Oh, you think I'm enjoying this? Watching you wallow in self-pity with that -- that vampire turning you into a whimpering mama's boy? You want to stay here and drink my scotch and lick your wounds, or do you want to go out and be the man that your son and your father expect you to be? Call the police and make Di Kirby their problem. Get her out of your brain and out of your life.
J.R.: Well, hallelujah! Let the justice system lock her up and set me free. Whoo!
Adam: Do it. Do it right now. Go on. And just remember that you are a Chandler. There's nothing stronger in this world.
J.R.: Damn it. You made me lose count.
Adam: If you waffle, she wins. If you stay in here, she's beaten you. You can be vicious. I've seen you do it. With Jamie and Babe. You give low-life scum their due. Do it now. Remind me why I gave you my name.
J.R.: When she came into our lives, I was this close to leaving this house and you for good. If I'm going to use that phone, it's to set up a new place for me to live, and my son. And leave you, a pathetic loser, to wander these halls with that blathering strawberry-blond slut that you married.
Krystal: How long before J.R. has one drink too many? And then he gets into some kind of fit and some overblown tantrum? I just don't think it's good for that sweet little baby to be that close to this ugliness. Now, you wanted to get to J.R. to save your son. Your son has never needed so much saving as he does now.
Adam: You make a fool move like that --
J.R.: And what? What? What can you do to me somebody hasn't done already? Now, go to hell! All of you!
Jack: Nobody here. Now, where the hell do you suppose they are, huh? Where could he have taken her? Erica, I swear to you, if he -- if he hurts her, I'll kill him with my bare hands, you understand me? Now, what is this? Now, may I? To my daughter from -- let me guess -- from Ryan. All right. "I have no words to take away the pain I've already caused you." Now, what pain is he talking about exactly, huh? From before, or is this a fresh wound? He's ready to finish what he started at the casino? Let's find out, shall we?
Erica: No, no, no, of course not. Look, Jack, Greenlee is stronger than that. You've got to trust her. Whatever she and Ryan are up to -- I mean, they have to find their own way.
Jack: No, he needs to find his way out of town, away from my daughter, and not come back again, you understand? "Only a shred of hope that I can make up for it one day." So he plans to stay here and what? He wants to destroy her again? Would she do it? Would she actually go back to this lying son of a -- I have to find her.
Erica: No, Jack -- whatever Ryan does, whatever Greenlee wants, they have their own needs. They have their own reasons for what comes next.
Jack: "Time may not change your mind." About what? What'd she say to him?
Erica: Jack, please try to be patient. Please. Look, things -- things will have to adjust, in ways that we can't predict.
Jack: Is that a warning? Or is that wishful thinking on your part? "I do have one more very important thing to tell you." Now, what else can you do to her, you selfish bastard?
Greenlee: That wasn't love, that was conditioning. Someone in the hospital, I automatically get concerned.
Kendall: Yeah, because you have so much warmth and sympathy for all mankind. Come on, Greenlee. That someone in the hospital isn't a stranger. It's your forever love.
Greenlee: He was. And then he turned into a forever liar. I was half-asleep, and I forgot he broke our vows, and probably a bunch of laws.
Kendall: You forgot your heart. He broke your heart.
Greenlee: Must have slipped my mind.
Kendall: Ok, I'm pregnant with your child, yours and Ryan's.
Greenlee: Thanks for the reminder.
Kendall: No, what I'm saying is, I'm the wrong person for you to pull this denial stuff with.
Greenlee: What's to deny? Ryan's a twisted, lying snake. I admit it.
Kendall: Yes, he's a man who completely screwed up, and who you still love.
Greenlee: You promised you wouldn't do this. So please, Kendall, I mean it. Please don't try to get me to forgive and forget. It's not happening. Are you going to break your other promise, too? You going to tell Ryan that you're pregnant with my baby?
Kendall: I should tell him. He deserves to know the whole story.
Zach: I don't get it. You wanted to be dead. You didn't have the guts to stay that way, so you came back. Where's the miracle?
Ryan: I did what I had to do when I left and when I came back, Zach. And yes, you helped me. But the last person that I explain myself to is you.
Zach: Why did you come back? To hurt your wife some more or destroy everyone else's life?
Ryan: Everyone's? Meaning -- oh, Zach. Kendall found out that you were my right-hand man. Oh. She's pretty intense when she's angry, isn't she? Hair gets flying all over the place, her eyes burn into you like lasers. But the most interesting and fascinating part about that to me is that you actually care. What, did things change between you two while I was gone?
Zach: I got you out of town once. I'll do it again. But this time, I'll make sure you stay gone.
Kendall: You think you scare me? I talk to who I want when I want. And if that includes Ryan --
Greenlee: Ryan betrayed me. I'm done with him. Don't you dare tell him about the baby.
Kendall: You're done with him? Ok. You still love him so badly it makes your eyelashes crawl. And you want to kick yourself, but you can't, so you want to kick me, too. Well, you know what? Too bad. I'm your friend, and I said I would stand by you, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to sit around and watch you screw over yourself and everyone else because you can't deal with the truth.
Greenlee: Ryan comes back to town, and it's you against me again? Is that where we are? It took how many hours?
Kendall: Are you kidding me? No, Greenlee, look at me. Look at me. I am not on your side, I am your side. Ok? So please don't fight me on this. Now, grab your purse and go -- go see if he's ok.
Greenlee: I know if he's ok. He's alive. Alive.
Kendall: Ok. My God, you're stubborn. What if he -- what if there's a blood clot on the way to his brain? What if -- what if he's going to -- what if he's dying right now as we speak while you're here harassing me? How would you feel?
Greenlee: Are you kidding me? I'd feel the way that I did the last time he died. Wait. Maybe not, because at least then, I didn't know how low he could go. But, hey, any excuse for a new wardrobe. And lucky me, I look super in black.
Kendall: This is funny? This is a joke to you?
Greenlee: Yeah, it's hysterical. The fact that you think that I'd go to the hospital to see Ryan and give him flowers and an "I heart you" teddy bear.
Kendall: You think I'm over what he did? Are you kidding me?
Greenlee: You're not the one he betrayed. Now, take your prenatal vitamins, drink your orange juice, and remember, you swore to me that you wouldn't tell Ryan about this baby.
[Adam and J.R. argue]
Krystal: Could you hear that up there? He is on a tear, and he's not about to stop.
Babe: Ok. So, what, I'm just supposed to let him sink all the way to the bottom? Like he's not already there. He really needs help.
Krystal: Well, he can hire help, truckloads of it.
Babe: He's also Little A’s father. Why? Because way back when, I really did love that guy like crazy. And yeah, he's probably going to flip me off. But if he'll let me help, I -- I have to at least try.
Adam: It's what Dixie would want.
Krystal: You want me to go up with you?
Babe: He might not take my help, but he sure won't take yours.
J.R.: Get out of my room!
Babe: I have to at least --
Krystal: Oh --
Babe: Oh, my God. I have to at least try.
Adam: Don't let her degrade you, son. Don't let this hillbilly scam artist break your spirit.
J.R.: Get out of my room now!
Babe: Wow, there's nothing like a tear-the-walls-down fight to work up an appetite. Right, Adam? And you, sir -- you are in luck, because Mama -- she has been in the kitchen, and she's whipping up a very special breakfast, just for you. Yum, yum, yum.
Adam: And leave you here alone with my son? I don't think so.
Babe: Well, it's that, or you leave Mom alone with the knives. That one is totally your call.
Adam: Well, maybe, come to think of it, we should postpone this conversation until you remember who you are. You -- you don't live here. Leave.
J.R.: You heard the man. Leave.
Babe: And since when do I do anything a Chandler says? Any of them?
J.R.: I may be drunk, but -- you're stupid. You really want to take me on right now?
Adam: What is this?
Krystal: Oh, now, don't shine me on, Adam. I know you know the smell of chicken-fried steak, scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, and white-milk gravy. I got the steak nice and crispy. Yeah. I use a little extra oil to get the job done right. Oh, yeah, and look at those grits, huh? Got that nice, glossy, butter shine. And -- ooh -- my gravy -- you know how good white gravy is when you use the leftover grease from the -- from the steak pan, you know? And you -- you're pouring in your flour and your milk. You stir it up. You got your pepper flakes just poking out at you, huh? Saying "hello." Well, you should have seen Lucretia’s face. I must have used every last bit of shortening she had.
Adam: Damn it, damn it. What are you trying to do? What is your plan, to kill me? Death by lard?
Krystal: Well, sugar, what would make you think that, huh? How about my famous French toast, huh? Deep-fried, golden brown, and delicious.
J.R.: What did you do? Come to play maid? I'm sorry, but your references suck.
Babe: I came to tell you how sorry I am. But I knew that that would probably drive you crazy, so I decided to distract you with some tidying up.
J.R.: Don't buddy up with me! Just give me one good reason to toss you out. Tell me you know how I feel. Hmm?
Babe: J.R., no one in the world knows how you feel. What you've been through, I can't even begin to imagine.
J.R.: Why would you have to? You were there. I'll bet you wished you taped it, huh? So you could watch it over and over and over again.
Babe: J.R., the only thing that I know is what my mama means to me. And if I lost her, and then to get her back, only to find out that I never even had her again -- I don't know what I'd feel. And I don't want to know. And I pray to God and knock on wood that I never have to. Here, grab the other end of this. You know, I thought I finally was able to meet your mother. And she seemed so much like she sounded. And then -- to find out -- J.R., it's horrible what happened. And I really am sorry, and I want to help you. But if you hate having me here, I -- I get it, and I'm gone.
J.R.: Why would you want to help me? I haven't let up on you, since I found you in bed with Bianca. You know, I -- I knew that you were strong. But you can take a lot of heat. It blows my mind. You know what? But I'd do it again if I got the chance. I'd do it again.
Babe: Maybe you are right. And I'm stupid. Or maybe I just know your secret.
Erica: This note is nothing but good news for you. Because Ryan -- Ryan's backing off. Ryan's giving Greenlee some space.
Jack: Yeah, maybe some distance, too. Like Tokyo. Tokyo works for me.
Erica: Look, you think about us, ok? Think about us, all we've been through and how complicated that has all been. Things that -- that no one but us could really know. Well, that's the same thing for Ryan and Greenlee. I mean, they may find their way back to each other, and -- and if you would just trust your daughter.
Jack: Is there something I don't know about all this? Something that you're saying by trying so desperately not to say? What do you know?
Erica: I know that you love Greenlee as much as any father has ever loved his child. And I know that Greenlee is stubborn and willful and makes you do things that you ordinarily would not do, like kick down that door. And I know that when Greenlee loves, she loves very deeply, and it's not just going to go away. So we -- we owe Greenlee and Ryan this time. Especially since the decision they're going to make is going to affect so many people's lives.
Jack: Wait a minute. Stop. There, right there -- there it is again, in between the lines. Now, what the hell is that supposed to mean? "It's going to affect so many lives"? What?
Erica: Well, our lives are so intertwined, and -- and in ways --
Greenlee: Our lives? Yours, mine, Ryan's, etc.? Not intertwined, Erica. Unless the twine is a noose around someone's neck. So don't say another word.
Anita: Are you ok?
Ryan: Yes, I'm fine, thank you.
Zach: You need help tying your shoes?
Ryan: You're upset. Kendall busted you, but this is the way that I see it. You kept my secret, you helped me leave town. I kept your secret. You see, it's not really my fault.
Zach: You're the jerk that came back.
Ryan: And you're the jerk that never left, so we're kind of neck and neck in the jerk category. But here's the thing. I have my own wife to worry about, and I will do whatever I have to do to be with her. If she doesn't want that -- well, then I'm gone, and your wish comes true.
Zach: My wish involves you at the bottom of a cliff. And if you hurt Kendall, that's exactly what's going to happen.
Ryan: And why would I want to hurt Kendall?
Kendall: Talk loud. Because I'd love to hear that answer, too. What reason could Ryan have to hurt me? Should I be worried?
Zach: That night in the VIP suite, he wanted you out of his life and his marriage. Just making sure he didn't come back with a grudge.
Kendall: And? Did he?
Ryan: No, I didn't.
Kendall: Ok, so you're off hero duty. And you -- you. Come here. It's amazing to see you.
Ryan: You, too.
Kendall: Part of me hates you. What you did, it's real. It's not a joke.
Ryan: I would hate me, too, Kendall, but I've done plenty of that.
Kendall: Kiss you or kill you -- that's a tough call.
Ryan: Hmm. Well, choose wisely. It seems that Slater has become very possessive while I've been away. Anything I should know about?
Kendall: Oh, Zach has issues, lots and lots of issues. It was pretty annoying after a while. But I want to talk about you and this, everything. That would be your cue to leave.
Zach: Oh, I don't know. I think I deserve to hear about this, too.
Kendall: Why, because you're in this also? Ryan came forward, he spoke up. He gets about half an inch of slack today. You? You helped him take off, and you lied to my face, so you're out as far as I'm concerned.
Zach: I'll be in the waiting area.
Kendall: You do that. Anita -- she said you had a run-in with a tree branch. Let me guess -- J.R. was behind it.
Ryan: Karma's a bitch.
Kendall: Yeah, well, it's sort of my fault. I got him all amped up. I was upset.
Ryan: Are you two --
Kendall: No, no. You know J.R. -- he always has something else going on in his head, stuff he wouldn't even tell me -- kind of like all the men in my life.
Ryan: Well, there's a lot to tell. Takes a while.
Kendall: It was awful -- losing you and watching Greenlee lose you.
Ryan: You know, I feel it right here in my gut every time I think about what I did to her.
Kendall: "I'd throw myself off a cliff before I'd let myself hurt Greenlee." That's what you said. That's what you did, isn't it?
Ryan: Yes, it is. And it didn't save her, and it didn't protect her. It didn't do any of the things that I wanted it to do.
Kendall: I held Greenlee when she cried. Me and Greenlee -- yeah. You imagine that? That's what losing you did to us. But I -- I think -- I think I understand why you thought you had to go. I don't know -- am I crazy? Is it too late to ask?
Ryan: I wish we knew some way to get Greenlee to that same crazy place.
Kendall: Yeah, kicking and screaming most likely, and even then, she'll fight you, Ryan. She'll fight you harder than she's ever fought you in your life. Will you fight for her just as hard, or will you accept defeat and slip off into the night?
[Anita sees Zach eavesdropping outside Ryan's door.]
Anita: As far as I know, it's not against hospital policy, but are you sure this is the way to go?
Greenlee: And he was there in Erin's cabin, heard every word I said as I cracked open my heart, and then it occurred to him that making me a widow wasn't a nice thing to do.
Erica: Oh, God. I'm really sorry, Greenlee.
Jack: Come here, you. Come here. I'm so sorry. Hey, tell me something. Now, when you -- when you first came in this room, when you cut Erica off, what -- what the hell was that all about?
Greenlee: "Ryan and Greenlee's relationship," how it's so "intertwined with everyone's life." There is no relationship. Ryan's dead to me.
Jack: Then you just grieve him again, and you move on. You get on with the rest of your life.
Greenlee: I need your help.
Jack: Anything. Just name it.
Greenlee: I have a favor to ask I never thought I'd need.
Adam: You can't torment me with this -- this heart attack on a plate. I became immune to white gravy when I stopped saying "reckon." So I'll just have some fruit and some juice. Feel free to leave.
Krystal: Well, I got to respect a man who knows his limitations. Now, me -- I was blessed with perfect blood pressure, cholesterol. I got arteries people would kill for.
Adam: Please give someone the chance.
Krystal: Hmm. When I was whipping this up, Lucretia gave me an earful. Well, you know how girls love to talk over the stove. She -- she didn't care too much for some of your wives. Of course, then again, they didn't care much for you, either. Now, there was one that stood out, though. Uh -- Gloria?
Krystal: My goodness! Honey! Oh -- did that healthy melon go down funny?
Adam: Gloria tried to poison me.
Krystal: Imagine that.
J.R.: You don't know me anymore, Babe, no matter what secrets you think you know.
Babe: Just one, and I know it'll always be true. You wish your mama was still alive.
J.R.: I got another secret for you. And you get to guess whether or not I'm going to strangle you right now or tell you that you're right.
Babe: Way back in San Diego with me on that pier and you fresh off the steamer, your skin gold from the sun. Hmm. And then tequila and chips at the motel pool. And then the night came when all the secrets came out, and you told me about her, your mother, how much you loved her, and you missed her, how it sent you halfway around the world but it never got better.
J.R.: It was the booze and the heat, a sign of weakness. It was pathetic, really.
Babe: No, J.R., it wasn't pathetic. It's not like that garbage that Adam shoves down your throat. You were a man that night, more of a man than I'd ever met.
J.R.: And you've known plenty of men. Haven't you, Babe, hmm? Yeah.
Babe: The way you loved and missed your mother -- that's what made me love you, J.R., and that's why I think I know what you're going through right now. And I don't want you to say anything rude or mean. Let's just put everything aside. I wanted to help you then, and I want to help you now. Will you let me?
Zach: My wife is in there with a man that could do her harm. And if I can't hear them, I can't protect her. Please.
Anita: I never saw you here.
Zach: Thank you.
Anita: I never heard you say that, either.
[Turns intercom on]
Kendall: Who knew that I would ever say these words to you, but you cannot give up on Greenlee, not now, not ever.
Ryan: I love her, Kendall. I can't even imagine spending another day without her.
Kendall: Yes, exactly, so get to it.
Ryan: What do you want me to do? You want me to force her to forgive me?
Kendall: You're Ryan Lavery. Ok, yes, you did the freakiest thing on the planet that people can't even begin to understand, but Greenlee gets you or she used to, and I know she'll get you again.
Ryan: I just -- I took so much away from her. I took all of her choices. I will never take anything away from her again that she doesn't want to give, especially her choice about us.
Kendall: So, what? So that's it? So you're going to bail again, say "later"?
Ryan: No, I'm going to give it time and I'm going to stick around and I'm going to see if time can help us.
Kendall: Ok, well, how much time are we talking here? What, I mean, days, weeks, God forbid, months?
Ryan: That's up to Greenlee. But, Kendall, if she wants me gone --
Kendall: Ryan, just tell her the truth. Don't ever lie to her again. Just prove that you're the man that she loves, because I know you are. You and I both know.
Ryan: That's why I'm here, Kendall -- to tell her the truth and hope that she trusts me enough to do the same. Now, I need you to tell me the truth about something.
Kendall: Go ahead.
Ryan: Tell me about the baby.
Kendall: The -- about the --
Ryan: Greenlee's not ready to talk about the baby, not to me. Tell me how she handled the miscarriage.
Kendall: She hasn't.
Ryan: I would help her if she'd let me.
Kendall: What if she hadn't lost the baby? What if she was still going to have the baby that she wanted? Would you still have come back and would you still want a future with your wife?
Greenlee: Thank you for no "I told you so’s."
Jack: You just take care of yourself, ok? I'll take care of everything else.
Greenlee: You were so close. It almost slipped off your lips, the fact that Kendall was pregnant, when you promised not to tell my father.
Erica: That man is in knots over you.
Greenlee: That man kicked down a door because of me.
Greenlee: You think now is the best time to tell him about the surrogacy?
Erica: Oh, boy. You are still the same selfish, self-centered, vindictive little brat you always were, weren't you? Only now you seem to have sharpened your claws and sharpened your skills. Lie to your father, lie to Ryan, manipulate Kendall. I mean, you were barely friends with Kendall till you wanted something from her, till you wanted her to carry your baby for you. You manipulated her into this insanity.
Greenlee: Kendall offered.
Erica: She never expected this.
Greenlee: Ryan back from the dead -- who did?
Erica: Ok. Now what?
Adam: What's your game?
Krystal: Simple -- the way to a man's heart is his stomach, a way to get you to back off J.R. so that he doesn't turn out to be a meaner, colder son of a jerk than he already is. J.R. lost his mother all over again. Now, would it kill you to stop unloading on him for a while?
Adam: J.R. needs to suck it up and keep his mind on what matters.
Krystal: You know, it really is a shame that Gloria didn't have the luck to kill you when she tried.
Babe: I just want to help, whatever way I can.
[J.R. pulls Babe close and kisses her.]
Greenlee: This baby is my life, my future. Kendall wants to give me that.
Erica: Because you made her.
Greenlee: Because she wants to. Because I love her and she loves me, and all you have to do is the impossible -- keep your mouth shut. Don't tell anyone about this baby until Ryan is out of town and out of our lives. Say it, Erica. Swear Ryan will never learn that Kendall’s carrying our child.
Ryan: Yes. I would have come back if Greenlee was still carrying our child.
Kendall: Wow. Do you want a baby now?
Ryan: I still have a lot to figure out myself before I could answer that, but Greenlee wanted a child, and I want to give her everything, but, Kendall, it doesn't really matter.
Kendall: But how can it not matter?
Ryan: Because Greenlee can't carry a child.
Kendall: Yes, but what if things were different? What if the impossible happened? Would you still want --
Ryan: Kendall, what are you saying?
Zach: What are you doing, Kendall?
Kendall: I don't know, I'm not sure, but we already had one miracle. I mean, here you are -- you're back. Maybe there's another one somewhere.
Ryan: If there is something about Greenlee, please tell me.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Josh (to Erica): You're worried about Kendall. Maybe I can help you with that.
Ryan: Kendall, I'm not the same guy who rode off on my bike all filled with hate.
Kendall: Convince me, and then I'll tell you what you need to know about Greenlee.
Zach (to Greenlee): You're about to blow the last chance with the love of your life.
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