All My Children Transcript Friday 10/28/05
Provided By Boo
Proofread by Gisele
[Though Tad slams the door in her face, Di lets herself in anyway.]
Di: How's it going?
[Video game noise]
Di: Did you beat Aidan’s score yet? I'm sorry -- am I interrupting something? Because J.R. -- he's out drunk taking his rage out on the world, teetering on the edge of sanity. But obviously that's not enough to rouse you from your interesting video game there, so, I mean, who am I to try? No, save it, save it. I know what you're going to say -- I caused this mess with J.R., he hates me. I shattered that boy's life, I know it. I've heard it a million times and mostly from my own conscience, so just bank all your "I told you so’s" with all the points you're raking up there and go do something to help your son, Tad!
Tad: There you have it, ladies and gentlemen -- Di Henry, wrong again, wrong to walk into this town and steal my ex-wife's life, wrong to walk into my office and dare to tell me what to do, and most of all, wrong to stand there and think for one second that you can read my mind, because if you could, you would know that the only thing I've been thinking since you knocked on that door is, why the hell are you still here?
Julia: Oh. How about a bottle of your finest bubbly and keep the tab open. The night's just started.
Zach: Your money's no good here.
Julia: Oh, you're just in time, to toast Julia Santos and her tremendous new life.
Erica: Kendall? Kendall, didn't you hear me calling you?
Kendall: Sure did.
Erica: You can slam the door in my face if it makes you feel better, but you can't get rid of me. Kendall, I am standing here with a first-class ticket in your name, and I'm not going to budge from this spot until you promise me that you will leave Pine Valley!
Erin: I can't tell you what it's like to have you home again, Jonathan. From this moment on, your life starts fresh.
Jonathan: It's just you, me, Ry -- Ryan and Gr -- Greenlee. But -- let's telephone Ryan and see -- and see if Greenlee forgives us yet.
Greenlee: What do you know -- the super fixed the door already.
Ryan: What did I miss?
Greenlee: Jack thought you left me dead in the corner, so he busted through the door to save me.
Ryan: I guess I gave him plenty of reason to worry. And what about you? You afraid to be alone with me?
Greenlee: I've been alone with you. I told you I wasn't scared -- never have been, never once worried that you'd hit me, even the night you left.
Ryan: I would never hurt you now, Greenlee, never even lose my temper, not like I used to. I am in a completely different space.
Greenlee: You've changed all right, from a husband who adored me to a total stranger who turned his back on me and left me for dead. Well, this night's gotten off to a rollicking start, don't you think? Why don't we make it a total success? You had something to tell me -- don't make me wait. What new world of pain do you have to dump at my feet?
Ryan: Greenlee, the last thing that I want to do is cause you more pain. I mean, I can barely stomach what I did to you already.
Greenlee: You can barely stomach it?
Ryan: I'm not here to make any excuses. You have every right to go off on me, tell me how much you hate me. Whatever it is, I deserve it, but if there is even the slightest chance of us getting back together -- and you know how badly I want that -- then I have to tell you everything, the whole truth, all the secrets out. All right. You told me that you had something that you wanted to tell me, too. Would it be easier if you went first?
Greenlee: Nothing about this is easy, Ryan. But I'll go first. What I want to talk to you about is Kendall. You have no idea what she was willing to do for us, how far she was willing to go for our love.
Kendall: I gave at the office.
Erica: I'm going to wait you out. I'll sleep right here if I have to, calling your name all times of day or night, over and over again.
Kendall: Ok, all right, all right. You win. Let me see that. Oh. Paris? What, am I going on a designer maternity shopping spree with Bianca as my guide? Gee, Mom, how can I ever thank you?
Erica: You can thank me by going to stay with your sister indefinitely. You need to put some distance between yourself and the Laverys.
Kendall: This is a joke, right?
Erica: No, this is not a joke, most certainly not. Honey, I'm worried about you. You are consumed by this, this fertility fiasco, so this is a perfect time for you to break free.
Kendall: Mother, there is nothing to break free from. This fiasco is happening because I asked to be a part of it.
Erica: But everything has changed now. Ryan is back. And Ryan and Greenlee are hardly even on speaking terms.
Kendall: Well, actually, they're together as we speak right now, trying to hash things out. And I'll bet before my first trimester is up, those two will be back together. Yes, I know it might not seem possible now, but the Laverys will be one big happy family again. I know it.
Jonathan: Greenlee, it's me.
Erin: She doesn't know you, Jonathan. You -- you're a changed man. I'm sure she'll feel differently once she meets the new you, but Ryan's got to explain all that, ok? It's just not that easy, so we got to be patient, we got to wait for Ryan to get in touch with us.
Jonathan: Nothing's that easy for me now, even forks.
Erin: That was funny! You made a joke. It's a good sign.
Jonathan: I -- I didn't know. It's good to see you smile, Erin. Been a long time.
Erin: Well, get used to it, because now that you're getting better, I have got a million reasons to smile.
Jonathan: Walking better, talking better, and may-- maybe I'll learn to be funny better.
Erin: I have no doubt, but none of that will happen if you don't get your rest.
Jonathan: Sleep now. Can -- can I have some water before you lock me in?
Zach: Nice to see you enjoying yourself, relaxing and unwinding.
Julia: Hmm. Relaxing and unwinding are overrated. I need more.
Man: Mr. Slater?
Man: Sorry to interrupt, but I need you to sign off on this account.
Zach: Ok, I'll only be a minute.
Julia: Oh. Take your time. I have plenty to keep my attention. Well, you look like somebody who's had a bit of luck.
Hank: If I wasn't lucky before, I definitely am now.
Julia: I'm Julia.
Hank: Nice to meet you.
Julia: "Nice to meet you, Julia." You can tell a lot about someone by the way they say your name.
Hank: Nice to meet you, Julia.
Di: Can you forget about me for two seconds, Tad? J.R. is a walking train wreck, or don't you care?
Tad: Of course, I care. I care so much I'm going to make it a priority to get you out of Pine Valley, because every second you're here is another slap in that boy's face, another reminder to both my sons that dreams don't come true, miracles don't happen, and, yes, their mother is still dead, another reminder that, just like me, you played them for a couple of chumps.
Di: Is that the only reason you want me gone? Because of what I do to J.R. and Jamie, or is it you who can't stand the thought of me coming in and out of your life every day, everything I remind you of? Not that I posed as Dixie and you fell for it, but that you fell for me, Tad -- me.
Tad: You're out of line.
Di: Not Dixie, me! You want me gone so that you can stay faithful or something to Dixie’s memory. Yeah, as long as I'm not around, you can convince yourself you didn't feel a thing for me, you thought you were falling back in love with your ex, but we both know, Tad, it wasn't some angel you were holding in your arms. When you kissed me or held me, wanted to make love to me, it didn't matter if my name was Di or Dixie or -- or Dolly Parton, because it was about me and you, our chemistry, yours and mine, you and me, Tad.
Tad: Before I throw you out of here, I want you to remember one thing. I have no feelings for you, except for maybe disgust.
Di: You're lying to yourself. You did feel something.
Tad: No. I felt something for somebody else, not you. You used that. You used my grief, my desperation for a miracle. You're nothing but a heartless con artist. I couldn't care less for you if I tried.
Di: Go on. Yeah, get it all out. I mean, maybe if you say it all with enough conviction, you'll actually believe it.
Tad: No, no. You don't get to stand there and psychoanalyze me. How arrogant can you possibly get? You decimated people's lives.
Di: I know what I did. I also know why I did it.
Tad: What do you mean, why? Why? What, you think you can possibly justify doing something that cruel? No, you know what? Forget it. I'm not going to do this. The fact is you've done enough damage for one lifetime. Have a little mercy -- go away. Just let me pick up what's left of my heart and try to move on.
Di: I can't do that. Whether you like it or not, this is where my life is now. It's my life, because it's where you all are. I can't leave, because I love you, Tad.
Erica: Kendall, I love you. I want you to go away from this drama, as far away as possible, because I want to spare you any more hurt. Honey, please take this plane ticket. If you don't have enough time to make this flight, we'll just -- we'll schedule you on the next one. Only please, go stay. Go stay with your sister and your beautiful niece and let Ryan and Greenlee just straighten out their own mess.
Kendall: I will not leave my friend right now, especially when I'm carrying her child.
Erica: But it is also Ryan's child, and he doesn't know anything about it. My god, honey, Ryan drove over a cliff when he found out the first time that he was going to be a father.
Kendall: That wasn't the only reason that he bailed on Greenlee.
Erica: No. The other part is because he almost hit Greenlee when he found out that she conceived a baby without his knowing it. And I don't think that Ryan would ever hit you. But do you really even think that it's healthy for you and the baby to wait around here and to find out how Ryan will react this time? Honey, I know how much you gave of yourself when you agreed to carry Greenlee's baby. You have sacrificed so much of yourself already. Look, I am just not going to let you waste one more second of your life, especially with a baby that isn't even yours.
Kendall: Hold on a second. Are you telling me to leave town, or are you telling me not to have Ryan's child?
Ryan: Well, who knew that Kendall would be Pine Valley’s favorite resident?
Greenlee: Oh, what's that supposed to mean?
Ryan: Oh, nothing -- nothing bad, just that between Zach, J.R., and you that she obviously made a lot of loyal fans while I was gone, and here she is trying to save us.
Greenlee: "Us"? For the past few months, "us" has been Kendall and me. Kendall was by my side, grieving with me, holding me, helping me to pick up the pieces, and she didn't do it to gain respect or praise or even to feel better about herself. She did it to make me feel whole again.
Ryan: Well, I obviously owe Kendall a huge debt, and I am so grateful that you had her to get you through what I did to you.
Greenlee: Isn't it ironic? The one person who saw just how ugly it was is the one person who thinks you're the answer to my happiness. Kendall actually believes love conquers all. That's why she went to see you in the hospital, and it's how she convinced me to talk to you again.
Ryan: Well, I hope she's right, because no matter how angry you are at me right now, I believe in our love more than I ever have.
Ryan: So that's what you wanted to tell me, how amazing Kendall has been. I'm very glad that you did.
Greenlee: Kendall told me you said you would have come back even if our child had a chance to be born. Did she make that up for my sake, or did you make that up for your own? Would you really still be here if we could have a child, Ryan? Tell me that and then I'll decide if I have anything left to say to you.
(Upbeat music playing)
Hank: Oh. You know, I have another one just like it upstairs -- different year, but just as delicious.
Julia: Then what are we still standing here for?
Zach: I can't let you leave.
Julia: Oh. Is this about my tab? I thought it was on the house, but whatever.
Zach: I was talking to your friend. Are you through playing for the evening, Hank?
Hank: I sure am.
Julia: His lucky streak is just starting.
Zach: I'll cash you out, then.
Julia: What did you say to him? Where is he going?
Zach: I got a car waiting for you outside. Scott will escort you.
Scott: Let's go.
[When Zach’s security guard tries to physically take Julia outside, she effortlessly knocks him out against the bar and storms out.]
Erin: How can you not hate me?
Jonathan: I -- I love my sis-- sister.
Erin: But I kept you locked up.
Jonathan: To keep me safe.
Erin: Doesn't make it right.
Jonathan: Well, I'm not mad, so don't you be. Is it time to go in back -- back in? I -- I will.
Erin: No. No, no, no, no. I don't want you to go back in that room ever again, ok?
Jonathan: No more locks?
Erin: No. You don't need them. You're not bad, Jonathan. Neither is Ryan. You are two amazing, wonderful men, and you deserve the best lives imaginable.
Jonathan: It make -- makes me happy that you like Ryan now. I just -- I want us to be happy together.
Erin: Yeah. I want that, too.
Jonathan: Happy for Ryan means Greenlee. Greenlee knows that Ryan's not either bad? Well, let's go to Pine Valley and -- wait -- Jonathan can meet Greenlee.
Greenlee: Tell me the truth. Would you still have come back?
Ryan: Yes. I would. Once I realized the monster was not inside me, and you would be safe with me, nothing could keep me from you. I would be here fighting for us if you were still pregnant with our child, yes.
Greenlee: This is unbelievable. You wanted to grind my face into the dust when you found out I was pregnant. You threw yourself off a cliff, for God's sake. And now it's baby, no big deal?
Ryan: I didn't say it was that easy. I still don't know what kind of father I would be, and honestly, the idea is still a little frightening to me, but I would do anything to make you and our baby happy.
Greenlee: Kendall said that's how you felt.
Ryan: And it's the truth. But, I mean, I should have been the one to tell you, not Kendall. Don't get me wrong. I'm grateful for everything that she's done, I really am, especially convincing you to give me a second chance to explain myself, but -- but everything we discuss from here on out, can we do it face to face, just the two of us? No more Kendall in the middle, ok?
Kendall: You can't seriously think that I would end this pregnancy.
Erica: No, of course I don't think that. Of course not. I know you want this baby. But just because this baby is planned for and already loved doesn't mean that you have to stay in Pine Valley for the next eight months and watch while its mommy and daddy battle it out. Greenlee can come and retrieve the baby when the baby arrives. But you have got to get away in the meantime from all of this chaos. You've got to emotionally detach yourself from this situation. Honey, you are caught in the crossfire.
Kendall: Well, it's the best place to be if I'm going to help Ryan and Greenlee find their way back to each other.
Erica: Oh, come on. Oh, don't tell me now that you also want to position yourself as the matchmaker.
Kendall: You have any better options? What, are you and Jack going to work your magic on the unhappy couple? Yeah -- I didn't think so.
Erica: Listen to me. If Greenlee is half the friend you think she is, she will agree with me. You should go to Paris.
Kendall: Oh, you know what? I don't care how many people try to throw me on a plane -- I'm not going anywhere. This whole big, stupid mess is going to have a happy ending, damn it.
Erica: Will it, really? So what do you think -- Christmas, 2006, you'll get a card in the mail from the Laverys? A happy family photo -- Ryan, Greenlee, the baby, and Kendall? Honey, I don't see you in this happy family portrait anywhere. Where are you, Kendall? Where are you?
Kendall: Christmas, 2006, I will send a card of my own -- me in St. Bart's sipping from a coconut, as far away from screaming kids and poopy diapers as I can get.
Erica: And you think it's going to be just that easy? Going to be easy for you to just walk away from the baby you carried? Nurtured? Bonded with for nine months of your life? And Greenlee's going to have the world at her feet -- a loving husband, a beautiful new baby. And you, Kendall?
Kendall: It's not like Ryan and Greenlee are going to cut me off after I have the child. I'm going to be his or her godmother. I'll be in his little life.
Erica: And do you think that that's going to be easy? Or normal? Or stress free? And when do you think you're going to tell little him or her that at one time you would have just cat-clawed mommy into ribbons to get daddy back in your life for yourself?
Kendall: Oh, I was thinking about saving that one for his 21st birthday, you know, over a couple beers right before I take him to his first strip joint. Come on, Mom, how many times are we going to go through this? We went through this when I first told you I was pregnant. Do we really have to rehash it now?
Erica: Yes, we do, because everything's changed now. Ryan is back. And so this isn't just yours and Greenlee's baby. This baby is Greenlee's and yours and the man you once adored.
Kendall: Oh, God -- first, you think I'm in love with Greenlee, now you think I'm going to fall back in love with Ryan?
Erica: Yeah, I know you will. Don't tell me that you're in love with your so-called husband, Zach Slater.
Julia: I don't need a guardian, ok? I make my own decisions. I am in control. And if you have any doubt about that, there's a corpse rotting somewhere in New York you should take another look at.
Zach: I have no doubt you can take are of yourself.
Julia: Then send back Hank the hottie, send a bottle of champagne to our room, and mind your own damn business.
Zach: As I said before, you deserve to blow off steam. But I'm not going to let you make a mistake you're going to regret.
Julia: You're the owner of a casino, a man who gets people drunk and takes their money. Since when did you grow a conscience? You make your living when it's party time. Don't get all prudish on me.
Zach: I haven't been called prudish before.
Julia: Stay out of my life.
Zach: You got two choices -- go home or stay in this office till you calm down.
Julia: Are you trying to get rid of me, Zach? Or are you trying to make me stay?
Tad: I'm not going to let you use memories of and affection for a life that was never yours in the first place, Di. It's over. It's done.
Di: I may have been lying about who I was, but do you really believe I could have lied that convincingly about how I felt? My love for you all is too strong, Tad, it's too real.
Tad: Yeah, well, we got some pretty strong feelings for you, too. Most everybody around here hates you.
Di: But you loved me once. It's because of that I can't leave.
Tad: No, no, we loved Dixie. We needed Dixie.
Di: Dixie's gone, Tad. I'm still alive. And my life has just started. Now, I did what you told me. I told everyone who I really was, and as painful as it was to do, I know it was the right thing. But whatever happens next, it's not up to you, Tad. You can't make me leave Pine Valley. I won't.
Tad: You truly don't have a heart. I mean, it's not bad enough you destroyed my family, that you destroyed our lives. You had a good time playing house for a while, so you're going to stick around? You're not going to let us go?
Di: Yeah, this is the first place I felt like I belonged. And as difficult as it is to stay, seeing how bad I hurt you all, I won't run now. I won't give up this life without a fight.
Tad: You'll get a fight, believe me.
Di: Ok, Tad, you want me gone? What -- press charges, then. Squad car back to prison. That's a pretty sure way to get rid of me. Yet here I still am. Call Derek. It's the only way to chase me away. Maybe, just maybe you don't want me gone, after all.
Ryan: I did a lot of thinking while I was gone about -- about the man I thought I was versus the man that you thought I was. I'm still that man, the man that you fell in love with, the man that you fought to save. Or at least if I'm not, I know now -- I know that I can be.
Greenlee: And you couldn't have figured this out before you trampled my heart?
Ryan: I don't think I could have realized it without going away.
Greenlee: So let me get this straight. First, it was "I took off for your own good, Greenlee, but it was a mistake and I'm sorry." Now it's "Bummer you suffered the fallout, but crushing your spirit made me a better man"? No, I can't do this anymore, Ryan. It's too hard. Take whatever you need and just leave. I'll wait in the kitchen until you're gone.
Erin: Jonathan? Did you lock me in?
Jonathan: It -- it's a crank -- a frank -- prank, prank. Is it funny?
Erin: It's super funny. Now -- now, let me out, ok?
Jonathan: Now I make things right.
Greenlee: I didn't think I heard the door shut. You need help?
Ryan: My things are staying put, and so am I. I know what you're doing, Greenlee. You're back to your old tricks. You can't deal with the conflicting feelings inside of you, so you just shut down, and you push me away, and you hope eventually I'm going to bail. Well, it's not going to work, because I know you too well, and I love you too much. We still have things that we need to talk about. There's more to the story that you have to hear, and you will hear me out. When I first found Erin, she had so much anger inside of her, it blindsided me. She -- she blamed me for everything, for things that happened to her, to Jonathan, the same way that I blamed myself.
Greenlee: Wow. For someone who hated you so much, she really went out of her way to protect you -- hid you, asked me all kinds of crazy stuff, like what would I do if you were really alive? You have no idea how much that messed me up. When I left that cabin, I was so freaked out, I accused some guy that had a bandage around his head of being Jonathan.
Ryan: At first, Erin blamed me for what happened to Jonathan.
Greenlee: Wow. She's got the family guilt thing down, the same way Jonathan sucked you in, blamed you for everything that went wrong in his sorry life.
Ryan: I am not predestined to be evil. That's how I knew I could come back to you. That's how I knew I could make you and the baby happy. My dad does not live inside of me. I can heal, and I want to heal with you. I want to stay here with you always. I love you. I want to be real with you, which means that we might have to talk about Erin and Jonathan -- things you might not want to hear. But if there is any chance that you could forgive me and that you could love me again, I want it to be in a way that you know who I am and you know what I've done the same way that I want to love you. No secrets.
Erica: You are stuck in a loveless marriage with a man named Zach Slater, who has only one thing on his mind -- that would be Zach Slater. You tell me. Am I wrong?
Kendall: Well, it doesn't really matter now, does it? Like you said, it's a loveless marriage, no feelings involved.
Erica: But there are with Ryan. You know as well as I do that it is entirely possible that you would fall back in love with Ryan, because there is no man on this planet that you ever loved more deeply, is there? And carrying Ryan's baby will only draw you in further. But, honey, you're living in a fantasy. Ryan is back in Pine Valley, but he's married to Greenlee. Please go to Paris. Visit Bianca. Make a new life. Make new friends. There's nothing real or valid holding you in Pine Valley.
Kendall: Hello? Fusion ain't exactly chopped liver.
Erica: Oh, that's business. I'm talking about your life.
Kendall: Yes, exactly, Mother. You hit the nail on the head. My life. Now, on that happy note, good-bye.
Erica: Please don't do this. Please, just think about Paris.
Kendall: You know, Zach hates me being pregnant just as much as you do. But unlike you, he offered to stand by me and protect me. So I guess it's not all about Zach, is it? Well, Pine Valley, here I stay. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to my twisted, lonely, miserable life.
Erica: I wish you'd listen to me. I so wish you would listen to me. Staying here in Pine Valley can only hurt you.
Tad: You are one messed-up woman if you think I can give you what you want now. I'm through with you. If you want to stick around and be the town pariah, you go ahead and be my guest. I'm sure Hayward could use a break.
Di: Tad, I'm not going anywhere, and you're not going anywhere, either.
Tad: Dixie said that. How did you know?
Tad: How did you know she said it? For the last time, you are not Dixie.
Di: You're right. You're right, I am not Dixie, because when I say I'm not going anywhere, I mean it. Dixie -- she ran away every time things got rough between you two. I am here, and I am staying in Pine Valley, and I will see you, and I will see the boys, and I will make this right. Deal with it.
Ryan: This is me, a guy with an abusive father and an alcoholic mother. I can't change that. But thank God I know now that I don't have to be like either one of them. I don't want to be. I don't have to be.
Greenlee: And you know that not because your wife told you as much? Not because I stood by you? You know that because of a couple months in a cabin with a sister you barely know?
Ryan: I know because of Jonathan.
Greenlee: Jonathan? He's under a mountain. He can't do anything, good or bad, to anyone anymore. How on earth did Jonathan make you see the light?
Erin: No more games, Jonathan. Open the door.
Jonathan: I will, soon.
Julia: You hover above this place, watching your customers on a monitor, in the casino, in the bar -- like a Peeping Tom, sitting back and observing everybody have a good time. And then you go home alone to your empty bed across a courtyard from your wife. And I thought life on the run sucked.
Zach: My life isn't for everyone, but it works for me.
Julia: You hate it, and you know it. That's why you sent Hank away. You can't stand to see anybody have it better than you do. I wanted to go out and enjoy myself for the first time in God knows how long. And you had to pour water on it, because I might have a better time in one night than you've had in your whole miserable life.
Zach: Send a car for Ms. Santos, please. Thank you.
Julia: Oh, you don't want me to go away, Zach. Come on, don't be shy. It's been ages for me. How long has it been for you? That arranged marriage with Miss Frostbite you have certainly does seem chilly. But you don't have to suffer anymore. Do you want me? You got me.
[Kendall spies Julia kissing Zach.]
Ryan: I know it's hard to understand. But it's because of Jonathan that I know that I'm ok, because Jonathan --
Ryan: Please don't answer that. Please let me --
Jonathan: Greenlee? Surprise! It's me, Jon -- Jonathan.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Julia (to Zach): Let's be together, now, here, tonight.
Kendall (to J.R.): I love my husband.
J.R. (to Kendall): It's not too late to fix it.
Ryan (to Greenlee and Jack): Did I miss something?
Jack (to Ryan): She's filing for divorce.
Josh (to Babe): You have no idea how incredible you are. I want to show you.
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