AMC Transcript Tuesday 12/6/05

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 12/6/05


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Babe: You've got real dirt on J.R.?

Del: The kind an upstanding citizen of Pine Valley --

Babe: I'm not sure "upstanding" is the right word. Ok. A big businessman, then, a public guy, he can't afford for this stuff to get around.

Babe: And what do you expect me to do with some seedy 411 on J.R.?

Del: We both know the answer to that. Take Mr. Net Worth down.

Babe: And I could be with my son.

Tad: Pop? Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you could give me a few minutes. I -- I need some good advice.

Joe: Well, I've been waiting all my life to hear those words. What's up?

Tad: It's not a joke, it's serious. I got a client, a very personal client, somebody important. She's got a problem with an MD, and I've done every single thing I can think of, but every personal report, anything I can find on this guy is squeaky clean.

Joe: Well, how do you think that I can help you, then?

Tad: You know as well as I do people talk in hospitals. You know, there's gossip, conversation, sexual innuendo.

Joe: Well, yeah, yeah, there's always talk in the hospital, but, I mean, anything in particular you're looking for?

Tad: Yeah, whatever it is will be personal, it won't be professional, although I'm not 100% sure yet.

Joe: Well, maybe you could narrow it down a bit for me.

Tad: I need to know everything you can give me about your new superstar Greg Madden.

Greg: Miss Henry, thank you for coming back in. What interests you in the receptionist position?

Di: Well, I -- I really find your work here with women and their families quite noble. I'd really, truly like to be a part of it.

Greg: Well, you'll be filing, you'll be scheduling, you'll be confirming appointments.

Di: Right, but anything I can do to help make a difference.

Greg: Hmm. Your employment history is sketchy, to say the least.

Di: Well, I haven't had to provide for myself for some time, but -- but I type, I am meticulously organized, and I have no problem handling several problems at once.

Greg: You have no references.

Di: If you need a reference, you can call Tad Martin.

Greg: Thank you for coming in, Miss Henry. I'm afraid there's nothing I can do for you.

Josh: Ms. Kane's very excited you'll be flying in to meet with her. She loves any input from the network. Thank you. Yeah, well, soon as she checks in, we'll set up a meeting. Uh-huh. Ok. All right, we'll talk to you soon. Bye-bye.

Amanda: Pick one -- mine or theirs.

Josh: Oh, what are you doing here? Excuse me?

Amanda: Pick a side. You don't think I poisoned the Chandlers, do you?

Josh: You want to tell me where this is coming from?

Amanda: I had another blackout or something, like the one at Thanksgiving.

Josh: Sorry. You ok?

Amanda: I'd be better if people stop accusing me of turning their soup into spaz cocktails.

Josh: So why come to me? Why not the hospital? I'd offer to play doctor, but I'm a little busy.

Amanda: Well, if I keep going to the hospital, it's going to get around town faster than someone turning back from the dead.

Josh: So what, why do you care?

Kendall: Well, this day just gets better and better. Look, Ethan, it's the father of my child.

Ryan: Can we talk?

Kendall: Sure we can. Tell me something, Ryan -- who do I have to thank for nearly dropping me off the roof? Your bitter, nasty, soon-to-be ex-wife, or your demented psycho brother Jonathan?

Jonathan: I didn't punch Kendall. Ugh!

Zach: Drop the act. I'm not buying it. Don't ever go near Kendall again!

Kendall: Imagine, one minute you're trying to keep your company afloat because your best friend deserts you, and the next minute you're dangling ten stories above the pavement in the hammock from hell.

Ryan: My God, Kendall, are you all right? I mean, you look all right, but --

Kendall: Yes, yes, I'm fine. After what I suffered at Thanksgiving dinner, a little life flashing before my eyes is no big deal.

Ethan: Listen, are you sure you don't want to go to the hospital, get you and the baby checked out?

Kendall: I'm -- look at me, I'm fine.

Ryan: Kendall, stop. How did this all happen?

Kendall: I don't know. I don't know what crazy, sadistic person would do this. Maybe my ex-best friend, your ex-wife, Greenlee? You know, I offered to carry her child, I give her a child, and what does she do? She throws me over a roof. That's an even trade.

Ryan: Kendall, there's no way that Greenlee did this to you. I mean, you were there. You saw that she drove off.

Kendall: Like she couldn't come back to finish the job?

Ryan: I know, but she's, like, the size of a peanut. She could never carry you up there by herself and pull this off. She couldn't do it.

Kendall: The roof is the place where I saved her. So she wanted to give me a trapeze of my own and this is the way that she wanted to save me. Well, thank you, I got the message.

Ethan: If you were knocked out, you can't be sure it was Greenlee.

Kendall: Greenlee has got tons of cash. She could have paid anyone to do the handiwork.

Ryan: You and I both know that Greenlee wouldn't play games with your life.

Kendall: Ok, well, then it was your brother Jonathan. He hates me. I'm not exactly at the top of his Christmas card list, either.

Ryan: There's got to be other options.

Kendall: Jonathan is not happy with me. I'm carrying your child. He doesn't want me to ruin the whole perfect Lavery family get-together.

Ryan: The only thing that Jonathan cares about right now is to play nice and to make peace with as many people as possible.

Kendall: Oh, really? Ok. Well, then maybe he didn't tell you that he stopped by here to chew me out.

Ethan: All right, how about we get Derek involved in this, give him a call?

Kendall: Obviously, someone is not happy with my little performance at Greenlee's Thanksgiving theater.

Ryan: It's not my brother.

Kendall: Really? Ok, well, then maybe it's you. If you don't want this baby, just tell me. You don't have to hang me over a roof.

Ryan: You don't know what I want, Kendall.

Kendall: Yeah, well, if Zach hadn't saved me, I'd be dead by now.

Ryan: Wait a minute, wait a minute -- Zach saved you?

Kendall: Yeah.

Ryan: Well, that's awfully convenient, isn't it? I mean, the guy gets around.

Jonathan: Ow!

Zach: You've got everyone fooled, but you're still the same guy going after defenseless women.

Jonathan: I didn't!

Julia: Zach!

Zach: Mind your own business!

Julia: Stop it! Get off of him!

Aidan: Why don't you let Slater finish him off. It'd be his good deed for the year.

Julia: Help me, damn it! Get off of him!

Aidan: Fine.

Zach: He hurt my wife. He left her dangling over the side of a building.

Jonathan: I wouldn't do that! Nobody would like it!

Aidan: Come on, it never stopped you before. I tell you what, if you hurt Kendall, you're going to be --

Julia: Hey, enough! Stop it, all of you!

Jonathan: I didn't hurt her!

Zach: Cut the stupid kid act! He's not reformed, Julia.

Jonathan: No, I yelled at her, Zach! I did! I know it was wrong!

Lily: Stop it! Stop it!

Joe: Has Dr. Madden actually done anything against your client?

Tad: Well, that's the problem. It's a matter of opinion. Have you ever worked with him on anything?

Joe: No, no, can't say I have.

Tad: Pop, you got to think. You run this place. Nothing happens here that you don't know about. There must have been some kind of convention, some kind of charity, some kind of benefit.

Joe: Well, nothing that I can remember, you know. Look, son, you might do better, you know, poking around in civil records, you know, credit ratings, that kind of thing, rather than the medical community.

Tad: You're preaching to the choir, Pop. It's done. I was just hoping for a more primary reference.

Joe: Well, you know, you're going to run into a lot of brick walls, and some of them quite honorable.

Tad: Pop, if you taught me anything, it's integrity. I can't afford integrity right now. I'm going to be interviewing employees, employers, patients. If I'm lucky, I might come across some hospital records that'll tell me something.

Joe: Well -- and I'm not recommending this -- but unless you get help from someone inside Madden's office, I think you're going to be out of luck.

Di: Oh. Ok, you know what, you caught me. I lied. The truth is I just met Mr. Martin out in your waiting room there.

Greg: He was here?

Di: Yeah, I thought he was your friend, so I just used his name.

Greg: Well, you're wrong. Mr. Martin is not my friend.

Di: Ok, I'm -- I'm sorry. I was just trying to overcompensate for my resume. It's just because I want the job so badly.

Greg: Miss Henry, if you cannot come clean with me, I'm afraid you're wasting my time and your own.

Di: Ok, you know what, Dr. Madden? Your work here is delicate, right?

Greg: Certainly it is, yes.

Di: It obviously requires loyalty, absolute secrecy.

Greg: We have confidentiality agreements. Of course, we do.

Di: Well, my discretion is, uh, state certified.

Greg: You worked for the government? Well, it doesn't say that on your application.

Di: No, I did recently a year in -- in prison for refusing to testify to a grand jury.

Greg: Miss Henry, I cannot, and I will not hire an ex-con.

Di: No, sir, I mean, I didn't commit a crime, I didn't commit a felony. It was contempt of court. My loyalty and discretion landed me a year in jail. So you see, that's why I don't have any references. I've just come to town just to start over.

Greg: I'm afraid there's nothing I can do for you, Miss Henry.

Di: Dr. Madden, Dr. Madden -- I mean, women come here every day to make important, personal decisions. Their business is their own, as it should be. Now, they need our full support and privacy. As my past has shown, I strongly believe in privacy.

Greg: You make a valid point.

Di: I would be excellent at this job. Give me a probation period if you have to. Just try me. You won't regret it.

Josh: Did you, uh, do something you regret?

Amanda: I wish I could tell you either way.

Josh: Well, what do you remember?

Amanda: It's the weirdest thing. I had this complete blowout with Babe.

Josh: There's a shocker.

Amanda: We both survived that, and I don't remember anything after that.

Josh: Till what time?

Amanda: I lost hours. I mean, completely like a night of too many drinks, you wake up next to -- never mind. I lost the afternoon. It's a blank. I fight with Babe, blank, blank, blank, and I'm here.

Josh: And you want my help in case you caused some mayhem?

Amanda: Have you heard of anything horrible or unexplained happening today?

Josh: Nope, I haven't heard anything that you've done, no toxic soup alerts.

Amanda: You still haven't answered my question. You don't think I poisoned the Chandler Thanksgiving? You honestly don't believe I'd do something that nuts, right?

Josh: You really don't know what you're doing half the time, do you?

Amanda: Honestly, not a clue. It's kind of scary.

Josh: Well, you did the right thing by coming to see me. I'm going to help you.

Babe: So how did you get the skinny on J.R.?

Del: It's about access, Babe. I've got it.

Babe: You're not exactly bigtime, so how do you even know anything about him?

Del: Well, I've spent a lot of time in the Chandler Mansion with nothing to entertain me but their secrets. Every time everyone would rush off to go find my sister or take someone to the hospital or get married, I'd hang around.

Babe: You really need to get out more.

Del: I spent most of my time in the family library going through family history. Old wedding photos? Adam's got a ton of those. Some letters, papers no one thought to hide or burn.

Babe: Ok, move it along, Del.

Del: I would go through the desk to borrow a pencil, dig through all sorts of papers to research my book.

Babe: I've heard you're as much of a writer as I am a saint.

Del: Well, that's fine. Treat me like a lightweight. They do, too. It works for me. They've stopped paying attention.

Babe: Were they ever?

Del: It gives me a chance to look at all their hollow bookcases and cubbies. You'd be amazed at what's hidden in that place.

Babe: And I may buy that, but you barely even know me, so what's in it for you?

Del: I see the way they treat you at that house, Babe, ok? At the Pine Cone, J.R. treated you like a possession. You're not even married anymore. Take it from one outsider to another.

Babe: Tell me what you really want.

Del: To see a really pretty girl smile.

Babe: Like I don't hear that every night at the bar.

Del: Ok, ok. After you've whipped J.R. over all this stuff, we'll talk about it.

Babe: If you have such good dirt on the Chandlers, why not just use it yourself?

Del: They're not hurting me, plus I'm not as brave as you are.

Babe: Are you afraid of J.R.?

Del: Heck yeah. He's a mean SOB. Wouldn't you like to never be afraid of J.R. again?

Babe: Ok. Spill. Tell me what you know.

Kendall: Why are you staring at me like that? If you don't believe I almost died, fine, you can get out.

Ryan: I do believe you almost died. I also believe that Zach saved the day.

Kendall: Yes, thank God for him.

Ryan: Kind of fits the pattern, don't you think?

Ethan: Oh, so you think that Zach had something to do with this attack on Kendall?

Ryan: Your husband fired shots at my brother, at Jonathan outside the courthouse.

Kendall: Oh. Too bad he missed.

Ryan: That's awfully sensitive of you. He missed on purpose. He gave us a near-death experience, and here you are with a near-death experience.

Ethan: Well, what does Zach have to gain from scaring Kendall?

Kendall: Nothing! This is all a crock! Jonathan did this. This is -- this is crazy. It was right up his alley.

Ethan: Well, I wouldn't put it past Zach setting this up to save you, so he could look like some kind of hero.

Kendall: No, I don't need saving.

Ethan: Really? That's not what you were saying up on the roof.

Ryan: This is -- this is the perfect way for Zach to frame Jonathan to get Jonathan put away.

Kendall: There is no framing, ok? This is not a frame, this was Jonathan. He came over here, he was angry, he said I screwed things up between you and Greenlee and I stole her baby. He told me I had to make things right. You can ask Dani and Simone.

Ryan: Hold on. Did you tell Zach that Jonathan was here?

Kendall: Yes, of course. Jonathan left, and then 15 minutes later I was hit on the head.

Ryan: Oh, God. Where's Zach now?

Zach: Lily, I didn't mean to scare you.

Lily: No, it's just like the cave, just like the cave!

Aidan: Lily, it's ok.

Julia: Lily, it's all right. Nobody's going to hurt anybody.

Lily: No, no! No, it's just like the cave! You're just like him! You made it red! You made it red and loud!

Aidan: Lily, it's going to be all right.

Lily: No, don't touch, don't touch!

Zach: I'm protecting someone. It's different.

Lily: No, no, it's not different! It's just the same! You made it red.

Jonathan: Lily? Lily, it's ok now. See, there's no more red. So it's ok.

Lily: It's gone?

Jonathan: All gone.

[Phone rings]

Jonathan: Hello?

Ryan: Oh, thank God. Listen, Zach Slater may be looking for you. Where are you? Are you ok?

Josh: Your biggest problem is you spend too much time hitting the town alone.

Amanda: In case you haven't noticed, I haven't exactly been winning any popularity contests.

Josh: Your day needs structure, a place to go where people stop you from wandering off.

Amanda: School's not really doing it for me.

Josh: I'm talking about a job. It'll give you a new life, so you can stop leeching off people.

Amanda: Well, I do need cash to pay Myrtle's rent. The Jamie gravy train kind of left the station.

Josh: This isn't about money. This is about structure, it's about being able to depend on people, and vice versa.

Amanda: Well, anything's better than moving back home. The last thing I need is my mother.

Josh: Well, I just so happen to need an assistant. The job is yours if you want it.

Amanda: Hold on. You already called out my no TV experience. The last time I was here, you made it more than obvious you don't trust me.

Josh: Yeah, well, I've got something special in mind. You'll be fine.

Amanda: I don't get it.

Josh: Can you answer phones?

Amanda: Yeah.

Josh: And at least pretend to be nice?

Amanda: Of course I can.

Josh: Do you know the alphabet?

Amanda: Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Josh: I'm confident you'll come through for me.

Amanda: Why are you being so nice to me? You have a crush on Babe, and she hates me.

Babe: So J.R. has all this money in an offshore account?

Del: Cashed in the options and embezzled it all.

Babe: And what about Adam?

Del: Doesn't have a clue. It's all on the down-low.

Babe: J.R. has plenty of money.

Del: Yeah, he's got plenty of Daddy's money, but this is J.R.’s baby. And speaking of babies --

Babe: It could definitely help me get mine back.

Del: That's what I thought.

Babe: That's nice work, Del. Thanks.

Del: So now it's strategy time. Maybe we could talk about it over dinner.

Babe: Ahem. Thanks, but I think I'm going to handle this one on my own.

Del: Well, we'll still need to work together on getting the actual evidence.

Babe: I'll be in touch. Thanks.

Del: Wow, man, she's really hosing you. Watch your back.

J.R.: Always do.

[Phone beeps]

J.R.: Hold up. It's a text message from Babe. She wants me to meet her here in 20 minutes.

Del: So what's the plan?

J.R.: Well, I'll let her gloat a while. When I'm done, we'll see who's laughing.

Tad: Hi.

Di: I got the job. Can -- can I come in?

Tad: Yeah, sure, come on.

Di: Ok.

Tad: That's actually pretty impressive. How'd it go?

Di: Well, it wasn't easy. But it was actually ok until I used your name. What does Madden have against you?

Tad: That's the problem -- I'm not sure.

Di: Ok, it's your case, so you do what you want, but it would probably be easier if I knew what I was looking for. Ok, never mind. Need-to-know basis. When you're ready, you'll tell me, I get it.

Tad: No, no, you're right. I think you deserve to know. This has gone from being a regular case to something personal.

Jonathan: I'm at the hospital learning some life skills. I'm fine.

Ryan: You're sure? You want me to come and get you?

Jonathan: N -- no. No, no, thank you.

Ryan: All right. It's your call, Hockett, ok, but I have to -- have to ask you something very -- something very strange happened to Kendall. She almost got hurt very, very badly, and I want you to be honest with me. Did you have anything to do with that?

Jonathan: No, Ryan, I didn't. I swear I didn't.

Ryan: Ok, I believe you. But just stay away from Kendall, ok?

Jonathan: Ok, I got it.

Ryan: And if you see Zach, stay away from him, too.

Jonathan: Mm-hmm, stay away from Zach Slater, ok. Ok, I got it.

Ryan: You don't have to fight my battles for me.

Jonathan: No, Ryan, that's a good idea. You don't have to fight mine for me, either, ok?

Ryan: Ok, just you call me if you need anything, ok?

Jonathan: Ok, I'll see you -- I'll see you soon.

Julia: Why didn't you tell your brother what happened?

Ryan: Jonathan said he was at the hospital, and he had nothing to do with your attack.

Kendall: Of course. Sure, go ahead and believe the poor triple-homicide killer. Ryan, I'm the victim here. What about me? I'm the victim.

Ethan: Excuse me. I'll go if you'd like, but not before I say that you two are a pair of bloody idiots. Good, got your attention. Look, I understand the two of you have some frustrations to go through with each other, but stop using this as an excuse to avoid what you really need to talk about. You're the father of a child. You're the mother of that child. That's what's important now -- the child. The two of you need to deal with it.

Ryan: Kind of pains me to say this, but he's right. You're hurt, angry, and so am I. That's no reason to trash each other. You are carrying my child. So, what the hell are we going to do about that?

Kendall: You forget, you and I aren't the "we" I was planning on with this baby. It was supposed to be me and Greenlee. We read the books, we took the shots. It was supposed to be like a nine-month sleepover, tucked away from the rest of the world.

Ryan: Picked a hell of a way to hide out.

Kendall: Well, we had it all planned out, and now she's gone, and I'm alone.

Ryan: You're not exactly alone.

Kendall: Oh, ok. Do you get morning sickness? Are you going to go through labor and have labor pains? Do you walk on the street and people notice that you're pregnant, but they think you have no soul? No, Greenlee was not supposed to leave. She was supposed to be here, and she was supposed to help me through this.

Ryan: Greenlee left, because you made it impossible for her to stay. You should've just been honest with her. If you really, truly wanted Greenlee to be the "we," then you should've called her that night from the clinic.

Kendall: Funny, I don't remember you asking permission before you jumped off that cliff.

Ryan: If she had just signed off on the egg or -- or given you permission, then she would be here, and I would be here with the two of you, and I wouldn't be doing with you what I should've done with her.

Kendall: Oh, my God, I can't believe this. Now it's my fault you lost her? You know what, Ryan, I don't even know if I want this child.

Jonathan: And if I tell Ryan who -- who hit me, then he'll come down here, and he'll hit Zach back, because that's what big brothers do. And I don't want Ryan to be hurt anymore. I don't want him to -- I don't want him to be in any more trouble. This is my fight with Zach, not his, so I'm -- I'm not going to tell anyone.

Zach: Yeah, what else haven't you told anyone? Any bodies we should know about?

Julia: Maybe Zach deserves to be hit.

Jonathan: He doesn't. I mean, I didn't hurt Kendall, but I understand what Zach was doing. He was protecting Kendall, because he thought I did hurt her, the same way Ryan would protect me.

Lily: Jonathan said he's not bad anymore.

Julia: Ok, Jonathan, come on, let's go upstairs. It's ok. We'll put something on that lip. Come on, Lily.

Zach: Lily? I'm sorry. I promise I'll never frighten you like that again.

J.R.: All right, what's so important? I said all I needed to say.

Babe: I got some news today, J.R., something that could cost you your company.

J.R.: Don't you mean the company your mother has a stake in?

Babe: Do you want to go to prison?

J.R.: No, orange is actually more your color.

Babe: J.R., I know about the money.

J.R.: I don't know what you're talking about.

Babe: Offshore accounts could really get you in trouble. If this word leaks out, you could make some inmate a nice little prison girlfriend.

J.R.: Who knows about this?

Babe: Just me and one other person so far.

J.R.: All right, what the heck do you want me to do about it, Babe?

Babe: J.R., Del handed me this info, and he wanted me to use it against you. You may have to get rid of him.

Josh: Just because I want to sleep with Babe doesn't mean I'm in love with her. And I hate J.R. almost as much as you do.

Amanda: Oh, that's hard to do.

Josh: All I care about is making "New Beginnings" a hit. It's in everyone's best interests. Do you want to be a part of this?

Amanda: I would be perfect for this job.

Josh: I require absolute loyalty and confidentiality. Can you handle that?

Amanda: Yes, sir.

Josh: I mean it. There's stuff around here that can't leak to the press before air. Think you can keep your mouth shut?

Amanda: You can count on complete and total silence, certified.

Josh: Miss Kane is very strict about being on time and being professional. Anything you do, say, or wear around here represents her.

Amanda: I swear, I will do anything you need -- take out the trash, make the coffee. I promise I won't screw this up. Just give me a chance.

Josh: You might be just what I need.

Tad: Well, the interesting fact is I was hired by Erica Kane. Now, she wants me to look into some kind of supposed connection between her and her family and this Dr. Greg Madden.

Di: Ok, sounds basic so far.

Tad: Yeah, I thought so, too. For a while, I thought it was Erica just being Erica, and then I overheard Josh accusing his father of some kind of secret involving her at BJ’s. That's when I, uh, broke into his hotel room.

Di: Madden's?

Tad: Yeah. What I found pretty much blew me away. He's got a complete dossier on my entire family.

Di: Whoa.

Tad: Yeah.

Di: What, on everybody?

Tad: No, that's the weird part. It's just the Martins.

Di: That's freaky.

Tad: I know.

Di: Well, can you think of --

Tad: The only thing I can think of is there are so many people in my family that are in the medical industry, maybe that's the connection. I mean, maybe he's got a professional grudge against one of the Martins.

Di: I'll help you find out. You know, I'll -- I'll scour Madden's office and files, I mean, looking for anything. I mean, what should I look for? Any Martin reference? I mean, dates, times, what, phone records? I don't know. Maybe there's organizational stuff or -- or financial stuff. That nurse Hazel knows everything. What?

Tad: It's nothing. I was just looking at the throw.

Di: Yeah, well, it's getting chilly in your house. You need to turn the heat up. Oh. Oh, my God, it's Dixie’s. I am so sorry. I -- I didn't realize.

Tad: No, no, stop. Just -- Di, stop it. Your sister made that. I'm pretty sure she'd want you to have it.

Di: Really?

Tad: Yeah. It's actually kind of funny, I used to persecute her all the time, drive her crazy, tease her about crocheting on the front porch at Pigeon "Holler."

Di: Well, there wasn't a lot to do in those parts. Listen, Tad, when you invited me to help you out with this case, it was for Erica Kane. Now that it's gotten personal, do you want me out of it?

Tad: No, I just want to make sure you're not going to go freelance on me again, decide what's best for my family and not tell me about it?

Di: No. No way.

Tad: You're sure?

Di: I'm -- I'm going to prove it to you. I'm going to prove myself. You know, and this may sound hypocritical, but, I mean, what does a stranger like Madden -- I mean, where does he get off digging in your personal information?

Tad: Do me a favor. In light of things that have happened between you and me, I would -- I would consider it a personal favor if you would try to stop acting like Dixie.

Di: Fine. Oh, yeah, I'll just do what I'm told. I'm your wing woman. It doesn't have to get personal. But now that we know this man has a connection to you, well, I can be even more useful. Please give me a chance.

J.R.: What game are you playing?

Babe: Game? Don't you think we're a little bit past game time here?

J.R.: I told you you couldn't stay at the house, that I'd never love you. Why are you even doing me a favor?

Babe: Oh, more like saving your tail again.

J.R.: So why are you warning me? Why don't you just go to the nearest judge and reopen the custody case for Little Adam?

Babe: You know, there was a time that I would've killed for a chance like this, but lately you've been almost sweet, kind of like the night you tucked me in bed. Made me remember why I fell in love with you in the first place.

J.R.: That was a long time ago.

Babe: It was. But things have changed. I've grown up, I've learned to think of someone other than myself. I'm not this spiteful little girl anymore. I'm not going to lash out just because my feelings are hurt or hate the man I love, just because he doesn't love me. That's not the kind of mother I want to be to Little Adam or the kind of woman I want to be with you. J.R., you are my son's father, and I really do want you to be happy, even if it can't be with me. You understand?

Kendall: That night in the hospital when you thought I was sleeping? I only pretended to be. I heard everything. I heard Greenlee talk about how she discovered this capacity to love her child and how she wanted to be a mom and kiss his scraped little knees.

Ryan: That's Greenlee. You're a completely different person.

Kendall: The thing is I haven't found that. That mom that Greenlee was ready to be? That's not me. She framed the sonogram, she planned everything. I just read the pregnancy books. I am not prepared for what comes next. I mean, I might have this baby inside of me, but his tiny handprint was already on Greenlee's heart. I did not sign up for this.

Ryan: You got months to figure it out.

Kendall: Or not. The only thing I have figured out is "no good deed goes unpunished." And everyone loves to jump on Kendall. So why would I want to add to that? What about you? Do you want this baby?

Ryan: It's just all -- it's all too new to me. I don't know what I think.

Kendall: You're right. I don't even really know why I brought it up. I might not even have this child. I might terminate this pregnancy. Aren't you going to say something?

Ryan: I mean, it's -- it's your choice, right? I mean, it's your body, so I guess it's -- it's your right to decide.

Kendall: What about you? I mean, don't you want to be in on the decision? You don't -- I mean, you're just going to be an innocent bystander?

Ryan: No, I'm not just an innocent bystander, but -- but I wasn't around for the original decision, so I guess you have to do what you need to do.

Kendall: So you don't want any part in this?

Ryan: No, I didn't say that. I just won't tell you what to do. This is your choice, and I will accept whatever it is you choose. Just -- just tell me what it is.

Kendall: I'll let you know when I figure it out.

Ryan: I'll be here.

Zach: Kendall kicked out Jonathan. Next thing you know, she's hanging over the side of a building.

Aidan: I'm on it. He won't do it again.

Zach: I've got a lot of manpower if you need it.

Aidan: You know what, I might take you up on that. I think it's a good idea if we shadow Jonathan so well that even if he blinks we know about it.

Jonathan: Thank you for the ice. I feel much better.

Julia: Good, it looks much better. All right, we're going to catch up on what you missed. Here, take that. For you. I would like you to make a simple drawing of how to get from your homes to the hospital. Ok?

Lily: Oh, I've done this before.

Jonathan: Wow, you're -- you're really good at that.

Lily: Why aren't you drawing?

Jonathan: Mine -- mine doesn't work. It's broken.

Lily: You forgot to click the top of the pen. It's the part that makes the ink show up.

Jonathan: Wow, you -- you know a lot of stuff.

Lily: I can teach you some more.

Josh: Thanks, Erica. Yeah, you're going to meet him at the Starlight Lounge. I know how important this is. I'll be sure to tell him right away. Ok. You're on. Call this number. This is the network chief who's going to be meeting Miss Kane. Tell him she'll be waiting for him at the Moon Glow Café.

Amanda: Right away, boss man.

Di: I'll -- I'll do some digging on Erica. I can ask that nurse hazel about, you know, who handles the deliveries at the hospital, get around to asking about Dr. Martin. I'll find something.

Tad: I'm sure. Di? Thank you.

Di: I'll be in touch.

J.R.: I don't understand anything. I don't understand my home, my life. And most of all, I'll never understand you.

Babe: Then to hell with you, J.R., because if you can't appreciate that I just tried to save you right now, then get out. Go!

[J.R. leaves the boathouse.]

Babe: Gotcha.

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

J.R.: You will regret this.

Kendall: I regret knowing you. Now, get out.

Amanda (to Jamie): I'm not crazy, just really ticked off. Now's when I'd really be afraid.

Adam (to Krystal as he kisses her): I know what I want.

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