AMC Transcript Tuesday 1/24/06

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 1/24/06


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Babe: Adam, are you okay? All I did was tell him that J.R. and I are getting married again. Doesn't he look a little funny?

Krystal: I tell you what -- your happy news and our narrow escape from that truck full of chuckles, I think we have reason to celebrate, right, Adam? Why don't you uncork a few bottles of bubbly, or did we use up all the good stuff at my holiday party?

Adam: This recent traumatic ordeal has given me a fresh perspective. What is the point of all this rage?

Krystal: Are you sure that gas didn't go to your head permanently, sweet cheeks?

Adam: In honor of this momentous occasion, I want to give the bride-to-be a gift -- a piece of prime real estate in a lush, idyllic setting.

Babe: Maybe we should call a doctor.

[Adam laughs]

Krystal: I've got plenty I can diagnose him with.

Adam: As a matter of fact, I want to show it to you immediately. Krystal, you stay here with the baby boy. Let's go.

Babe: This I've got to see.

Adam: It's precious wetland, beautiful acreage with its own special draw. Once you set foot on that property, you'll never be able to tear yourself away.

[Door closes as Adam leads Babe away.]

Krystal: No!

Tad: He J.R., no. Stop, stop. Just take it easy. Jonathan, what exactly did this balloon seller tell you?

J.R.: "Hello, I'm your new friend? Let me direct you to the nearest quicksand marsh, so you'll be a hero?"

Tad: Stop.

Jonathan: He -- she said -- said that lives were at stake.

J.R.: Oh, yeah. So this she-male's to blame for everything? Nice try!

Jonathan: He, she, I -- I don't know. They were right. I mean, he/she isn't right all the times. Sometimes, he/she is really off.

Jamie: Who's really off?

Jonathan: All those people were trapped. And -- and I couldn't take the chance that somebody would actually die, so -- so I listened to the advice this time.

Tad: Wait a minute -- "this time"? You've seen this person before?

Jonathan: Sort of. I mean, she -- she has a lot of different jobs or she has a lot of different uniforms.

J.R.: The only uniform you're going to have to worry about is prison orange, pal.

Jamie: Just can it, J.R. Did this gender-bending multitasker -- did you at least get a name?

Janet: Oh, goody. Thank you for finding my earring. I just love this pair.

Amanda: You made five people go missing, Mother.

Janet: Oh, well -- aren't these pretty? Now, look -- now we can be jewelry pals again.

Amanda: You locked people in a truck and parked it in quicksand.

Janet: The idea just came to me. Look at you. Why don't you ever zip up your coat? You're going to just die freezing out here.

Amanda: Mom, stop. Did you drug Babe and Krystal on New Year's?

Janet: Hussies need to be shown up for who they truly are. And I think Krystal bouncing out of the cake in her birthday suit with nothing but a "2006" sash on was certainly one of my finer moments. It's a good thing you're such a good girl.

Amanda: Did you drug Babe and put her in Josh's bed?

Janet: That was so easy. It was like leading a horse to water, only J.R. drank up all the water, or maybe Babe was the horse. Huh.

Amanda: Did you steal Babe and J.R.ís baby on Christmas Eve?

Janet: That little boy is so adorable. It's hard to understand how something so wonderful can come from people so evil.

Amanda: What else have you done, Mother?

Janet: Never you mind.

Amanda: Mom, you have to tell me -- is everyone ok?

Janet: Oh, honey, please. Just think happy thoughts and leave all the tedious details to me. I certainly don't mind a little dirty work. No truly devoted mother really does.

Amanda: Mom, what other dirty work are you planning?

Janet: You know, one day, you and Jamie are going to get married, and you're going to have children of your own, and then you will understand, because there is nothing that a truly loving parent won't do to ensure their child's happiness.

Ryan: Are you absolutely sure that September 20 was the date of the blackout?

Simone: Oh.

Ethan: You have a theory as to why the schematic had that date on it?

Simone: Can't we just be relieved? I mean, a marked date on the calendar plus some crazy-looking sketch doesn't add up to be a Zach mob connection. Frankly, I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief here. Anybody want a drink?

Ryan: No, I'm telling you, Simone, it's not time to celebrate, all right? This date means something. It's important.

Simone: Yeah, yeah. Yes, something to my product and my power bill, but nothing for a potential gangster. Isn't that what you guys are worried about?

Ryan: Ethan, do me a favor -- will you do me a favor and check your own calendars? Check September 20 on what you got there.

Simone: You didn't answer my question. I mean, is there something else you're worried about? Hello. I will not be ignored.

Ethan: No, sweetheart. It's very hard to do that.

Ryan: Look, it's just that we don't have all the answers. We don't have any answers right now, but we're going to find them.

Simone: Why do I get this feeling that we've just moved on to an entirely new color palette?

Ethan: She's right. September 20, day of the blackout.

Simone: Well, now, see, I'm good like that. I've got perfect recall for events and dates -- you know, the Magna Carta, my first -- well, you know. Oh, my gosh, and the annual 2-for-1 shoe sale at Laceyís.

Ryan: You know what, honestly, honestly, thank you, Simone. Thank you, but really, right now, September 20 is the only date that matters.

Simone: Right.

Ethan: Where are you going with this?

Ryan: Look, if this is what I think it is, Kendall could be sleeping with her own worst enemy.

[After Zach watches his security tape of Ryan stealthily entering and leaving his office, he pulls out the diagram from under the desk and rubs his face.]

Kendall: Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Zach: What's wrong with my pants?

Kendall: Nothing. You said that you'd be a little while and then, do you expect me to sit around all night waiting up for you?

Zach: I expected you to be sleeping.

Kendall: Well, I couldn't sleep. Now, what is more important than watching a hot pregnant woman sleep, huh? This funny-looking thing, huh? What is this?

Ethan: Take this schematic, get it identified. I don't care how much it costs or how much manpower you need to use. You wake public officials if you need to. You bribe them if you have to. Ok?

Man: I'll get right on it.

Ethan: Thank you.

[Door closes]

Ethan: Care to share your suspicions?

Simone: Yeah -- patience is not one of my many virtues, ok? Throw me a bone here -- it's killing me.

Ryan: My guess is that your dad is playing God with some people that I have a very big stake in.

Simone: Huh. Anybody we know?

Ethan: Anyone we don't? Come on, playing God is Zachís hobby.

Simone: Why couldn't he just taken up skydiving?

Ethan: Faking his own death, denying me, false confessing to Edmund's murder? Omnipotence is my father's drug of choice.

Ryan: If Zachís getting away with what I suspect, it's going to make those things look like curling up and knitting with your grandmother. And it's time to stop him.

Zach: Well, actually, that's part of a project that turned out to be ill-advised. Ah. So, that's it? No more questions for me?

Kendall: Uh, well, should I be asking any more? Is there something that you want to tell me?

Zach: Yeah, there is. I love you. And why aren't you home in bed?

Kendall: I love you, too. And why aren't you home in bed with me?

Zach: Because I'm busy embezzling money from you.

Kendall: Never happen.

Zach: No? Why not?

Kendall: Because you love me. And because money doesn't mean that much to you, and because I trust you completely. Enough reasons, or do you need more?

Krystal: You try to throw my baby doll in that muck, and you will feel my foot in your backside so fast that you will be eating quicksand. That property that you can't tear yourself away from, the one with the "special draw"? That's the quicksand pit over by Willow Lake, the one that we just got our necks out of.

Adam: Well, you can't blame a fellow for trying. We should've left you there to sink.

Krystal: Oh -- well, then, at least I wouldn't have to listen to any more of what you were saying in the back of that truck, Mr. Wannabe Romeo.

Adam: The Arabella Carey Memorial Swamp. You pay a little bit at the entrance trailer, then there's the gift shop where you can get some, you know, souvenir alligators and mud-wrestling competitions every day, 2:30 sharp.

Babe: You know, I'll just settle for a hospital wing instead. Arabella Carey Chandler, minus the "memorial" part.

Krystal: Yeah, that's right after we rename Chandler "Carey Enterprises."

Adam: You'll have to pry the papers from my cold, lifeless hands.

Krystal: Oh, that could be arranged.

Babe: You two going to be going at it like this during our wedding?

Adam: Extreme duress induces delusional thinking. I'm sure J.R. was so worried about me that he would've given Miss Malibu Minx here anything. There will be snowmen in Hades before this wedding takes place. Hmm.

Krystal: Unfortunately, Adam does have a point. In the heat of panic, men say all sorts of princely things, and then once the trauma is over --

Babe: It wasn't like that, Mama. J.R. and I really were going to tie the knot on the island and probably would've been married by now had we not gotten word that you guys were missing.

Krystal: So your plan to saddle J.R. is in full tilt?

Babe: It's looking good.

Krystal: Honey, getting J.R. to marry you is only the beginning. You think dealing with Kendall over at Fusion is tough, it's only going to get trickier from here on out. Are you sure that this is what you want?

Babe: I know this is going to sound all sorts of crazy, but I'm not sure it's going to be necessary to scam J.R. after all.

Jonathan: First, she was a -- she was a nun, a woman definitely. I saw her that day that woman was drowned. And then she was a nurse -- nurse. She came to see me at the hospital.

J.R.: The same place Babe was tossed down the stairs? Were you in the stairwell that day?

Jonathan: No, I -- and then the next day, I saw the police officer, but the kind with the dark glasses and -- and a big trooper hat and the boots. And then -- then there was the park with the balloons, a man. He had a mustache.

Jamie: So this person's a regular visitor?

Tad: Jonathan, does anybody see this person besides you?

Jonathan: You think I'm crazy again?

J.R.: Crazy, sane -- doesn't matter. We're going to lock you up for good this time.

Janet: I couldn't leave town after seeing you. You were lying there so precious and helpless in the hospital, I just couldn't abandon you.

Amanda: Mom, I am a big girl. I can take care of myself!

Janet: Well, I know that you can, of course, but why should you have to? That's what I was trying to tell Trevor is this -- you were lying there, you were injured, you were misunderstood and rejected, all alone in the world. I know what it's like to feel that way. I know what it's like to live in the shadow of despair.

Amanda: I'm fine! I always was. Mom, I know that you love me, and you're trying to help me, but my life is good, ok? I swear it. You need to take care of yourself, ok?

Janet: But taking care of you is taking care of me. I am a part of you, and you are a part of me.

Amanda: Where does Daddy think that you are right now?

Janet: Well, unfortunately, Daddy isn't quite as supportive as he once was, and I'm afraid Trevor has grown rather cold of late.

Amanda: I'm taking you to the airport and flying you home tonight.

Janet: No! No, I can't go yet. I have so much more work to do. I have so many people and places to take care of before the wedding!

Amanda: Mom, I love you so much. But you need to go home and rest, ok? We don't need to worry about this wedding right now. There's no rush.

Janet: But home is where you are, Amanda. And we don't have to book flights to get to go where I'm living now.

Amanda: You left Daddy?

Janet: Oh, no, I could never leave Trevor. I'm just taking a -- a sort of a -- a sabbatical. Would you like to see my workspace? I would love to show it to you, but you have to remember that my project is a work in progress, and it can't be fully appreciated until it's complete, and things are going really well right now, but I am nowhere near done.

Tad: You're going to have to take it easy.

J.R.: Look, I don't care if Lavery is over there eating his own crayons or is as sane as you and I. He needs to be in permanent lockdown -- straitjacket in a padded cell or a cell in maximum security. Look, I'm not picky.

Tad: No, you're upset because your family's been targeted by this whole thing. That's why you have to let me handle it. Please.

J.R.: Handle it? How?

Tad: Hey, Aidan?

Aidan: Thanks for calling.

Erin: Oh, God. What's going on? Are you -- are you ok?

Jonathan: I didn't -- I didn't want to come here, but he made me. He said that people were going to die if I didn't and then -- this isn't my fault, Erin.

Erin: Well, who -- who said people were going to die?

Jamie: That's a good question. Maybe you and Aidan can help us figure that one out.

J.R.: Yeah, this is J.R. Chandler.

Jamie: The nurse you saw --

J.R.: Get Derek Frye on the phone right now.

Jamie: What did she look like?

Jonathan: It's hard to say.

Aidan: Think hard, Jonny. Help us out here, can you?

Jamie: Was she young, kind of pretty? About 5'5"? Brown hair?

Jonathan: I -- I don't know about the -- the nun. I couldn't see her hair, but the -- the nurse's hair was definitely brown.

Tad: Jonathan, do you know Amanda Dillon?

Jonathan: I -- I don't think so -- why? Is Amanda Dillon a bad person?

Amanda: Is this some kind of voodoo setup?

Janet: Voodoo? That's a set of beliefs. I don't believe in anything or anyone except me -- no. You want something done right, you got to do it yourself.

Amanda: Is that a truck in oatmeal?

Janet: Oh, no. It's horrible. Uh, just horrible. Pretty girls don't have to eat oatmeal. I never made you eat oatmeal when you were a little girl, now, did I? No. No, but it did. It gave me a brilliant idea for today. All right, now let me introduce you to Mommyís pet project. I call it "Naughty Pine Valley."

Krystal: What the heck do you mean, you might not have to scam J.R.?

Babe: Look, I -- I know that my son is my first priority, I get it, but wouldn't it be a lot easier if J.R. could just stay human, then I wouldn't have to divorce him to get my son? This plan did start all before he found out about Di, and you saw what that did to him. He was lashing out, he was drunk. He was crushed and you saw it, too, and then not to mention Thanksgiving -- all that anger, wanting to take off? He was so sad he couldn't hide it. And the thing is I don't think he wants to hide it from me anymore.

Stuart: It would be nice for Little Adam if his parents could work things out.

Adam: "Nice"? It would be a disaster, Stuart.

Stuart: Do you remember how happy they used to be? They could teach you something about forgiving.

Adam: The weak forgive. I will not allow this abomination of a wedding to take place.

Stuart: How are you going to stop them?

Adam: Actually, I'm delegating that task to you.

Babe: I have hurt J.R. so much, Mama. And I'm not proud of it, but he's letting me in and things really are different. It's -- it's almost like I have my old J.R. back. And maybe the marriage could work, and then I wouldn't have to scheme and things could be real.

Krystal: Are you saying that you are in love with J.R.?

Babe: No. I'm not in love with J.R. But if I let myself, I probably could be.

J.R.: Babe was a wreck. When that truck went down, if Krystal would've died, Babe would've been done.

Jamie: Half our family almost died.

Erin: He was just trying to help.

Tad: Well, he certainly has a habit of showing up in the nick of time.

Jonathan: Um -- I only came here, because the balloon person said it was -- it would be my fault if those people died.

J.R.: Yeah, of course. And Sparky the wonder freak here saves the day.

Tad: J.R. It's a nice feeling, isn't it, Jonathan? Helping people, being a hero? As a matter of fact, it's such a nice feeling I wouldn't blame a guy for wanting to make it a habit.

Erin: What are you trying to say?

Tad: I think maybe your brother's need to be appreciated forces him to put people at risk so he can save them.

Janet: So here's Babe at the foot of the hospital stairs. "Oh, help, someone! I'm falling!" Buh-buh-buh-buh-bump -- thump. Yeah. Run over you with her car? Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. Ok, here. Chandler supfest -- mmm. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. It's just too bad J.R. wasn't hungry that day -- oh, oh! David Hayward on his way into open-heart surgery. I just got this new mini-gurney on back order -- isn't it adorable? Ah! Oh, and Di -- ok, Di. "Help me, help me, I'm drowning!" Oh, gurgle, gurgle, blah. Now, that was impromptu, but that did turn out awfully well. Doesn't she know better not to impersonate someone? Oh, Kendall. Kendall, hanging in her hammock, dangling off the top of the roof -- ooh. Whoo! That one took some doing, but it's a good thing I have an engineer's mind, too.

Amanda: What do you have against Kendall?

Janet: Oh, nothing, darling, absolutely nothing at all.

Kendall: See, I was afraid my mother would go ballistic, but then she finally agreed that she would get onboard with us.

Zach: Yeah, so she can throw me off?

Kendall: She's going to meet us halfway. This is -- this is awful. This really needs to be redone. It's not good.

Zach: I agree.

Kendall: Oh, I don't know why I am so concerned about what my mother thinks and getting her approval, but I just am. This one's better.

Zach: You love her, and you want her support.

Kendall: Yeah, and as much as I love you, I just wish there was someone in this town that was on my side.

Zach: Erica -- she doesn't give up, does she?

Kendall: No.

Zach: Really wear a person out.

Kendall: She never wore you out.

Zach: As you've said, I don't care what people think.

Ryan: I mean, you got to think about it. Everybody was floored that Kendall was carrying her own child, everybody except for Zach. I mean, the guy wasn't surprised at all. He didn't even react at all. He wasn't even swearing under his breath.

[Phone rings]

Ethan: You found something? You sure about that? Thanks. Looks like Zach had good reason to hide that schematic. It's the Pine Valley power grid.

Ryan: He did it. The bastard caused the blackout. He's the reason that Kendall couldn't carry Greenlee's baby.

Kendall: Maybe I should be more like you and not give a flip what people say.

Zach: Oh, but you do care. That's what matters to me.

Kendall: By the end of Thanksgiving, I had only one thing to give thanks for after my family went nuts on me.

Zach: Your family shouldn't have turned on you like that. And I intend to make sure they never turn on you again. I'm in your corner. I will do whatever you need. I'm here to support you, no questions asked. If someone wants to get to you, they have to go through me first. But you could make it a lot easier for me to protect the woman I love. Be my wife. Marry me, for real this time.

Simone: Yeah, but why do it to the entire town? Why not just cut the wires to the fertility clinic?

Ryan: No, no, no. You see, that would be too obvious.

Ethan: Yeah, Zachís a lot smarter than that.

Ryan: If it wasn't for Zach, then Kendall would be carrying Greenlee and my baby, and I would be with my wife.

Ethan: Kendall would never have been in this position in the first place.

Simone: Ok, let's not forget, ok? Kendall made the last-minute choice to use her own egg all by herself.

Ryan: Yeah, but Zachís stunt forced her to make that decision. She should never have had to make that.

Simone: How in the world would Zach have even guessed? Who would have?

Ryan: It's because of Kendallís determination and her -- her will to help Greenlee. She completely trumped Zachís plan. Just think of what it cost.

Ethan: Yeah, and Zach knew the whole time that you were alive.

Ryan: Yes, he did. And apparently, he didn't consider my child worth living, even though it would have saved Greenlee. He still hates me for telling you who he was.

Simone: Yeah, I don't mean to interrupt this, you know, testosterone-fueled bash fest. What Zach did is wrong, ok? And he screwed up everybody. But it's not all about you, Ryan, all right? Zach pulled the plug on the entire town to protect the woman that he loves. Now, you can shoot me, but I think that it's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

Zach: I love you, and I want to be with you. And I can't guarantee that things are going to be perfect all the time, you know? But I -- I can guarantee that I can do whatever I can to make sure that your life is easier and -- and better and happier. And if I drop the ball, if -- then I will spend the rest of my life making sure that I -- I make it right for you, because you deserve that. You deserve more than that. Will you marry me, please?

Kendall: Yes. Yes, yes! My God, yes! Of course. Yes!

[Kendall laughs as she and Zach hug then kiss.]

[Janet hums the "Wedding March" as she models a bridal veil.]

Janet: I made this one for you, darling.

Amanda: These aren't all for me, are they?

Janet: Oh, don't be a silly goose! No, these are my uniforms, for my work. Crafting a persona is as much about the outside as it is about the inside.

Amanda: God, Mom, what has happened to you?

Janet: Inspiration. Ha. You. Look -- listen, Amanda. Think about it. Think. Who do you meet in your neighborhood? Well, first off, there's a police officer. He keeps you safe. He protects you. Oh, and then there's the nurse. She keeps you healthy. And then, there's -- oh, jolly old St. Nick. And we know what his job is, don't we? Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho! And then, here's a little number that I wore when I was helping Kendall take her nap. It is awfully cute, and it could look very good on you.

Amanda: I am not going anywhere near those clothes.

Janet: The Kendall incident was devised to help you, protect you.

Amanda: Protect me how? Kendall Hart is not after me.

Janet: You were unfortunately, consistently being blamed for the humility lessons that J.R. and Babe require. And so I needed to do something to throw them off the track. And it worked. However, you are still unfortunately being accused of some of the other incidents, but I have taken important steps to fix that little problem.

Amanda: I just can't stand by and watch you hurt people.

Janet: Look, occasionally a random person, like -- like Kendall, or -- or Opal, or -- or Joe Martin have to meet somebody from my neighborhood. See, that way, it throws everybody off the track, and it gets them off the scent and it -- it makes them think about other things. And then they start worrying about Jonathan Lavery, and it makes Jonathan Lavery look like the suspect that he truly should be. You know, Jonathan Lavery is, after all, a serial killer. No one is safe as long as he is free. No one is safe as long as he is free. They really should have arrested him back when I framed him for that little fire back at Babe's seedy little bar. You know -- all right, I know what you're thinking -- where's the fire diorama? Do you have any idea how hard it is to make flames look real?

Amanda: Mother, please stop! Listen to me. I am begging you. Ok, yes, Jonathan Lavery has done some awful things, but you are the criminal now.

Jonathan: I don't know what's real anymore. And I don't think I hurt anybody since -- since my surgery. What if I did, and I don't know? Well, then that's -- that's what this nun/nurse/police person's saying.

Erin: No, listen, you haven't hurt anyone. And we're going to find whoever this is who's telling you these things.

Aidan: Your alibi checked out when Little Adam was kidnapped. You remember Victoria?

Jonathan: Yeah, yeah. But that's -- that's not the person with the balloons. That -- this all sounds so crazy, even to me, and -- and I had the brain surgery. You know, and all these costumes --

Aidan: It's just crazy enough it could be true.

J.R.: Where are the cops?

Tad: J.R., Jonathan's not going anywhere. So why don't you head home?

Babe: J.R. and I had something once. Or at least I thought we did.

Krystal: And all that got shot to bits, remember?

Babe: We have hurt each other so much, I don't see why it's so bad to hope that we won't have to hurt each other again.

Krystal: What if -- what if J.R. does not turn back into the boy from the San Diego Pier? Deep down, my insides are screaming that J.R. is still the same reptile that his daddy raised him to be.

Adam: If you refuse to talk J.R. out of this matrimonial suicide, then I will have to do what I have to do. And it'll be on your head.

Stuart: My -- what are you going to do? How are you going to -- you're going to threaten to disinherit him again, again, again? You're going to threaten to take away half his business? You've done that all before. Has it ever worked? Uh-uh, no. J.R. just can't wait to throw it right back in your face. He's just like his daddy that way. You remember when Babe first got here? How angry you were? How did J.R. react? He hugged her as close as he could to himself just to get back at you. Can't you ever learn something?

Krystal: You are this close to getting your heart ripped out and roasted on a hot black stick.

Babe: I am not going to let J.R. break my heart, again.

Krystal: Will you just give it up? And you jump back from J.R., or your heart is going to be the least your worries.

Ryan: I'm sorry, "romantic"? How do you -- how do you find this romantic? It's romantic that Zach took Kendallís most generous impulse of her entire life and deliberately made it into a huge joke?

Simone: That's not the romantic part.

Ryan: Well, then what is the romantic part? I mean, I don't get it. The betrayal? Because Kendallís not going to think so. Believe me, she's not going to take Zachís manipulation as a sign of love, especially because it cost her her best friend and a whole lot more.

Ethan: Yeah, Kendallís pretty big on the trust thing.

Ryan: I mean, I suppose the upside of all of this is that she will get rid of Zach for good. The downside --

Simone: Is that this will break Kendallís heart. I already know the answer to this. So please don't flip out, but I have to ask anyway. Is it absolutely necessary that Kendall knows that Zach caused the blackout?

Zach: Getting divorced from you is the best thing that ever happened to me. Because now I get to marry you again. And give you that dream wedding that you have never thought about.

Kendall: Hmm. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would be getting married in a maternity wedding gown. You're going to have to roll me right down the aisle.

Zach: Or we can wait until the little boy's born. You can carry him instead of a bouquet. Or whatever you decide for his future. I just want you to be happy, that's all.

Kendall: Well, that's easy. You make me happy.

Janet: My own child thinks that I'm a criminal?

Amanda: Look around. Can't you see what you're doing?

Janet: Dear God, what have I done? All I ever wanted was to make you happy. You are the one true joy of my entire life. You're the only thing I ever did right. And now you're telling me that I got it all wrong?

Amanda: Mom, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.

Janet: But if you think that I'm a criminal -- if you don't get it -- if I haven't made you happy, then what's the point? If I let you down -- and I obviously have -- then I have dishonored the most precious, sacred gift! My beautiful baby! I'm so sorry! Can you please forgive me?

Amanda: Mom, listen, I love you. Ok, of course I can forgive you, but you can't do this anymore.

Janet: Oh, why should you forgive me? Yeah, I don't deserve your forgiveness! I don't deserve your love! I don't deserve anything at all! I don't deserve to be a mother! I don't deserve anything at all!

Babe: I promise you the first sign of J.R.ís mean streak, I will kick him to the curb, and I'll take my son out of here just like I planned.

Krystal: You know what they say -- the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

J.R.: Well, hello, everybody. Hi.

Babe: Hey.

J.R.: Krystal, how are you doing?

Krystal: Just dandy.

Babe: How are you doing?

J.R.: Uh -- better, now that everyone's safe.

Babe: You know, I realized I never gave you my answer.

J.R.: Well, don't keep a guy in suspense.

Babe: Well, I already told my mom, and I told your dad, so I guess it's time I fill you in. Yes. I will marry you.

J.R.: Hello, Mrs. Adam Chandler, Jr.

Jonathan: If I can't afford one, one will be provided for me, I know it. I've been arrested before.

Erin: This is going to be ok. We're going to figure all this out somehow.

Aidan: We're on it already.

Jonathan: Don't worry about me, Erin. Jail is not such a bad place for me to be. At least there, I know I -- I can't hurt anyone.

Officer: Let's go.

Jamie: I know Jonathan may have done this, but my money is still on Amanda for something.

Tad: And you're going to find out what.

Jamie: There's no way she's completely innocent.

Amanda: I'm so sorry, Mom. Listen, I overreacted. You are the best mom ever. I have never doubted how much you love me. I'm just concerned about you, that's all.

Janet: Well, honey, no, don't be concerned about me. I'm fine as long as you're happy.

Amanda: You have worked so hard to get better and -- and live down your past and lead a normal life. And I couldn't bear it if --

Janet: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. The last thing I want to do is make my little baby cry. Oh.

Amanda: Mom, if you got caught or locked up, I'd be lost. And you have been so lucky so far.

Janet: Not lucky, just smarter.

Amanda: No, Mom, listen. None of your projects have gotten anybody killed, thank God, but you have got to stop while you're ahead.

Janet: There is so much left to be done.

Amanda: How long have you been off your meds? Do you have any with you? Do you have any left?

Janet: All gone.

Amanda: You have to get these refilled.

Janet: I'm fine, honey. No worries.

Amanda: Listen, if you love me like you say you do, then you will get back on your meds.

Janet: Hey, you doubt I love you?

Amanda: Give me these. I'll get them refilled. Promise me that you will take these pills. Promise me you'll stop the humiliating lessons you're giving Babe and J.R. and scratch any future ideas for enemies.

Janet: You have my word.

[Janet slyly crosses her fingers behind her back.]

Amanda: Look, I'll be back soon, ok? And I need you to stay here until I get back, all right?

Janet: I will. I'll be waiting.

Image: She doesn't trust you. She locked you in.

Janet: When has a little padlock ever stopped me?

Amanda: Daddy, it's me. Um -- Mom's in Pine Valley, and she's totally lost it. I don't know what to do. You have to call me as soon as you get this.

Kendall: I'm going to head home. You coming?

Zach: I have to finish a couple of things first. I'll see you there.

Ryan: We have to tell Kendall. She has to find out who Zach really is.

Kendall: You'd better be in my bed before I go to sleep.

Zach: I'll be there.

Kendall: Hmm.

[Once alone, Zach sets the schematic of the Pine Valley power grid on fire and drops it in the trash can.]

Ryan: The lies have to stop.

Simone: So what next?

Ryan: Kendall's not going to believe that the man she's in love with is responsible for sending her life into a tailspin.

Simone: Yeah, especially if it's coming from you.

Ryan: You're right. You're right. I don't want to upset Kendall unless I'm absolutely positive that Zachís responsible for the sabotage of an entire city power grid. I mean, the schematic's not enough. I need hard evidence. And I'm going to find it. And then I'll go to Kendall. And that's when I'm going to blow the lid off of Zachís lies.

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

Kendall (to Erica): Zach and I have something important to tell you.

Erica (to Kendall and Zach): Oh, great. I'm going to hate this, aren't I?

Amanda (to Janet): Daddy loves you like I do, ok? He's going to understand.

Janet (to Amanda): Trevor can't find out about my mission.

Julia: Ryan, what do you think about me adopting your baby?

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