AMC Transcript Friday 1/27/06

All My Children Transcript Friday 1/27/06


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Babe: Jamie, it's Babe. I -- I need you to call me ASAP. I need to talk to you before you do anything else.

[Turning around, Babe realizes that J.R. has overheard her phone message.]

Amanda: Daddy, this is my gazillionth message. I know you're on a special case, but this is urgent. Call me as soon as you get this, ok? I love you.

Jamie: Amanda? Bad day?

Amanda: The worst. Then you came in. The one person left in Pine Valley that actually cares about what happens to me. Thank God I still have you.

[Amanda sighs and hugs Jamie.]

Janet: Jamie, Jamie, so blamie, big and handsome but lamey. And bad and evil and naughty. God. Jamie, how could you do it? How could you do it to my sweet Amanda? How could you do this? It is not nice to fool Mother Janet. You know what it means, don't you, Jamie? It means tough tootsies to you!

[Knock on door]

Ryan: You got a sec?

Tad: For you, I got two or three. Unfortunately, the video machine's on the fritz. What's up?

Ryan: You mean other than your family in quicksand and my brother at the scene?

Tad: You mean your brother in jail.

Ryan: That, too. Yeah. Look, Tad, if you want to tell me to go to hell --

Tad: Ryan, what's up?

Ryan: I have to protect Kendall, and I need your help to do it.

Kendall: I used to be a champion liar. A pro. There was none other than me. But now I am allergic. I mean -- well, I -- other than telling Greenlee that this baby was hers. But it is hers in sort of that forever way. But that's -- that's not the point. The point is that I -- I am done with lies. I'm allergic to yours, mine, anyone else's. They have screwed me up and screwed me over, and I can't take it anymore. So, you and me, here.

Zach: Face to face.

Kendall: Heart to heart. If you're keeping something from me, it's amnesty day, so just tell me, please. I mean, I -- even it's horrible, I can take it.

Zach: You seem to be a little worked up.

Kendall: Well, Zach, if Ryan was snooping for something, he -- he had a reason. And if he had a reason, then I want to know what it is.

Zach: Maybe he just doesn't like me.

Kendall: This is stupid, isn't it? I shouldn't even be here. I should go to Ryan and ask him what he wants.

Zach: No.

Erica: Oh, whose brilliant idea was it to use a red gel? This is supposed to be a woman's second chance for a perfect prom. Not Stephen King's prom from hell. I asked for a dream, you give me a nightmare? Am I the only person here who gets this? Oh, come on, crew, hurry up! Let's nail the run-through!

[A smug Josh, looks on all satisfied.]

Michael's ghost: Tough day, Erica? Nerves shot, head aching? We can fix you right up. Name your poison. It's on me.

Erica: You're dead.

Michael: Am I?

Erica: You can't -- oh!

Josh: Erica? Are you ok?

Erica: Well, what did you say?

Josh: Well, you're absolutely right. The lighting is way off base. I'll get you the look you want. Let me handle the grunt work like lights and audio. You just do what you do best. Be fabulous.

Erica: I know how to do my job. You just remember how to do yours. Get the crew in gear, Josh. Let's just get this segment in the can, so we can move on! That goes for everybody!

Ryan: So the schematic in Zach’s office is from the mainframe of the city's power grid. Now, we all know that blew out. That caused the blackout. Then the temperature control system in Madden's clinic also blew out. Now, the problem with that is -- is he's got a back-up generator for that. That's not on city power. So something had to happen at the clinic, as well. Two major power outages, both, like, a million to one. And the only upshot out of all of this is Greenlee's embryos unusable, my sample, almost unusable.

Tad: It's quite the coincidence. What was the date on the schematic?

Ryan: Same date as the blackout. Same date that Zach had marked in his calendar. In fact, the only date that Zach had marked in his calendar. So the way I see it is Kendall showed up at the clinic and was told that everything is a no-go -- until she made that last-second decision.

Tad: Her egg, your baby.

Ryan: Yeah.

Tad: That is one hell of a situation.

Ryan: And one that Zach caused, Tad, I'm sure of it.

Tad: Well, one thing is for sure. That man loves to cause more trouble than humanly possible. I'd say you got yourself a whole truckload of nifty circumstantial.

Ryan: Yeah, and unfortunately, that's all that have.

Tad: What do you mean, all? Juries convict on circumstantial. They do it all the time. My problem is you don't have to convince a jury. The only person you have to convince is one emotionally overwrought pregnant woman.

Ryan: If I'm going to go after the man that she loves, I need more than circumstantial. I need some hard proof.

Tad: I'd call that a good idea. So what's your plan?

Ryan: Um -- you're my plan.

Tad: Terrific.

Ryan: Come on, Tad. I've hit this from every direction. I got nothing. I got dead ends, all right? I'm here to bow to the master. Please, help me prove that Zach is in this up to his eyeballs. Tad, please. Kendall deserves to know the truth.

Kendall: Why stop me from going to Ryan? Are you afraid of what he might tell me?

Zach: What happened to "we'll talk, and we'll work it out"?

Kendall: I thought that we could be fabulous.

Zach: And now what? Now we're not? Are you afraid it's all going to fall apart?

Kendall: Yes, of course that's what I'm afraid of. Secrets always come back, and they just bite me right in the head. Why should now be any different?

Zach: That's right, why should it? Hmm. Hmm. I know why. Because it's you and me. Nothing that Ryan Lavery can do or say will change that. I know that, and you should, too.

Kendall: Ok, listen, if you have a secret, just tell me, all right? Tell me so that I can just make sure that things are ok, and then I can take care of myself and --

Zach: Protect yourself?

Kendall: Yes -- if it's not already too late. Oh, God. I finally found true love and I did it again, didn't I?

[Janet talks to a newspaper clipping entitled, “James Martin Inherits Wallingford Millions.”]

Janet: How could you? No, no excuses. There aren't any excuses. I will accept no excuses for this kind of treachery against a girl with such a pure and loving heart. Liar, liar, pants on fire. What are we going to do with you? And before you say it -- no, we've already done fire. I'm going to need more costumes.

Image: Such a drama queen! Is it because Nattie got to play Juliet in the school play, and you had the bathrooms at intermission? Is that why you're so into this dress-up thing?

Janet: Costumes are a critical part of my undercover work. Especially if we're going to give Jamie what he deserves.

Image: How do you know the pec-man really betrayed Amanda?

Janet: Because, that lying, vicious, scheming Babe -- she tried to deny it. But, I mean, she made it clear that -- that Amanda's putting all of her love eggs into Jamie’s rotten basket! Oh, she -- she's going to be heartbroken, I'm telling you. Just -- just heartbroken.

Image: Hey, ADD girl, whoa, stop. Which is it? You going to go after Babe? No, wait, J.R. No, no, wait -- Jamie. You know, listen, that squirrel of a brain of yours is going to have a heart attack if you don't stop it! Now, Blondilocks never really came out and said that Jamie had betrayed Amanda.

Janet: I am very sensitive and in tune with honesty-related issues.

Image: Takes a lame-o liar to know one, huh?

Janet: Out of the mouths of babes –

Babe: Guess I'm not the smooth talker that I thought I was. I tried to cover about Jamie to Amanda's mom, but I think I may have blown it. That's why I was trying to talk to him, to let him know he had some major damage control to take care of. But I promise, it's the only reason that I did call him. There was nothing sneaky, nothing behind your back. You believe me, don't you?

J.R.: Of course I do. Why are you so surprised?

Babe: It's weird. It's like we should have "new and improved" on our foreheads.

J.R.: You mean the whole "honesty, trust, not torturing each other" thing? Think you can get used to it?

Babe: I think I could get used to all kinds of things with you.

J.R.: Hey, little man. You mind if Daddy helps you, hmm? Here? Let's see. Let's see. What do you got -- what do you got there? Well, Little Adam, you did. You found a dollar mine. Wow.

[Babe laughs as J.R. magically produces a dollar for his son.]

J.R.: He's definitely a Chandler. He's got the magic touch. Why don't you keep digging, son? Maybe you'll find enough so we can buy Mommy something special.

Babe: How did you do that? I didn't even see you plant those.

J.R.: Shh. You're going to blow my cover. I'll let you in on my secret. I'm magic.

Babe: Oh. I knew that. I just forgot for a while.

J.R.: You're the man, Little A.

Babe: Oh. This is it. Just my idea of heaven. Right here in the park.

J.R.: Yeah.

Amanda: Pure hell the whole day. Erica goes off on me. A whole shoot almost got blown. "Prom night, part 2" -- don't ask. And guess whose fault it was, even though it wasn't.

Jamie: How'd this get all pinned on you?

Amanda: Well, ask Josh. He totally screwed me over. And so I went off on him, and then he goes off on me. I mean, it has been disaster after disaster, and I don't know how to make it stop.

Jamie: I overheard you leaving a message for your dad. Sounded kind of heavy.

Amanda: Mom said he's on a big case. So big, he can't return my phone calls? I mean, I know his job is important, but what about his family? I mean, he is the only person that can always make --

Jamie: Make what? What can Trevor do that no one else can?

Amanda: Daddy can always make me feel like everything will be better.

Jamie: Well, until you hear from him, you let me do that for you, ok? Now, tell me what else is wrong.

Amanda: Well, weren't you listening?

Jamie: Yeah, but I know you. You're a tough girl. It takes more than a bad day to rattle you. Hey, I can't help if I don't know what's wrong.

Amanda: You would help, wouldn't you? Make the craziness go away, fix what's broken. You'd find a way.

Jamie: For you? I'd try like hell. I mean, don't you know that by now? Talk to me, Amanda. You can trust me.

Tad: Ryan, let's just say for the sake of argument that you get what you want, put Zach together with this power outage, prove that he helped you and Kendall, baby makes three. What then?

Ryan: Well, then I tell Kendall.

Tad: I'm talking about after that. I'm talking about the big picture. Even if you kick Zach where it counts, that baby's not going to go away. And Zach’s certainly not the kind of man that's going to crawl back under a rock and disappear. And I'll bet you cash money Kendall sure as hell's not going to want you holding her hand saying "Push."

Ryan: Well, what am I supposed to do, Tad? Am I supposed to forget everything that I've learned? I mean, if Zach did this to Kendall -- Zach did this to all of us -- then she has to know.

Tad: Why? Who says? Maybe she doesn't want to know. I'm personally acquainted with a whole mess of people who hate the truth. And hate the messenger even more.

Ryan: She's my friend, Tad. She's carrying my child. Look, if you don't want to help with this, I understand that, but it's not something that I can just walk away from.

Tad: I didn't say that I didn't want to help. I just want to make sure that you know that even if you get what you want, you may not want what you get. I tried. So I guess we should start planning our first move against Mr. Slater.

Di: I could help. Zach offered me a job. You know, if I go to work for him, maybe I could find what you're looking for.

Zach: So what do you think you did again?

Kendall: Well, I -- I didn't. I didn't do it, but I almost did. I -- I was this is close. I let my head get all fizzy, and I -- I think of these awful, deep, dark secrets that you're keeping from me, just because Ryan busted in here.

Zach: Makes sense to wonder what he wants.

Kendall: No, don't -- don't humor me, Zach, ok? I know I'm a head case. There is no reason to doubt us. There's no reason to think that -- that we can't work. We can be fabulous, because we are -- if I just let us be. And do you -- do you realize what's happening here?

Zach: Mm-hmm. You're getting more beautiful by the second.

Kendall: I almost spun out of control. But then, I didn't. I'm good. And this is -- I am, and it's because you love me, and I love you back. And -- look at me. This is so cool. I can trust you completely. Isn't this amazing?

Zach: It's incredible.

Kendall: I'm serious.

Zach: So am I.

Kendall: We can finally be happy. I don't have to tear down whatever joy we build together.

Zach: And how tall is this alleged joy?

Kendall: Penthouses, skyscrapers, all with a fantastic ocean view. Zach Slater, you and your once and future wife can have a life together. A good life.

Kendall: Mother, why -- you don't have to look so horrified. I mean, you know that we're in love.

Erica: How can you? How can you after all that man has done? I won't let you hurt her.

Kendall: Mother --

Erica: No, you stay away from my daughter.

Kendall: No, Mother --

Erica: We have to go, now!

Kendall: Mother, we can't go anywhere. What are you talking about? Mother, you promised that you would try, you would try to accept us.

Erica: Accept you with that creature? After the way he's invaded our lives? The way he tried to tear us apart? What he did to your sister?

Kendall: But -- Bianca? Mother, wait -- what are you talking about?

Erica: How can you just stand there next to that man after what he has done? You pretend it never happened?

Zach: Slow down. Can I get you some water or something?

Kendall: Mother, Mother, Mother, please --

Erica: Oh, I -- I don't --

Kendall: Sit down, ok? Take a deep breath. Let's sit down, just for a minute, ok? We can sit down and relax, ok?

Erica: Oh, my head. I know, it's this place. There are just too many memories. And my work. I have a show to do.

Zach: Just relax a second --

Erica: No, I don't need your help. I need to get my show done. I need to get my show in --

Josh: There she is.

Erica: The can, and then I can just --

Josh: The star of the show. Crew's ready when you are.

Kendall: No, no, no, no, no, my mother's not going anywhere.

Josh: Well, we can always push it back if you need to, but --

Erica: I am ready. I am always ready. You -- whoo, get me out of here.

Babe: So do you mind telling me how life got so great? I mean, you did do all those magic tricks with the dollar bills. Are you the one that's responsible for this? You, me, and our son here like this?

J.R.: Well, I'll take the credit for it if you want. But it was you. You did the impossible. You took a shot. And you made us a real family again.

Winifred: Ahem -- sorry to interrupt, but the courier said to get this to you right away.

J.R.: Oh, good. That's fast work. Thank you, Winifred. Could you take Little Adam back to the mansion?

Babe: That's a good idea, buddy. I bet Lucretia has some hot chocolate for a chilly, chilly boy, huh? And it looks like Daddy might need some alone time with Mommy.

J.R.: Just a few minutes.

Winifred: Here we go.

Babe: All right, sweet boy.

Winifred: Such a good boy.

Babe: Love you.

Winifred: Oh. Come on, let's go.

Babe: What is it?

J.R.: It's our prenuptial agreement.

Amanda: You never said one bad word about Babe, even after all she's done to you. And if you can forgive her, you can forgive anyone. Maybe even --

Jamie: Babe and I are done. You know that. Now, we've dealt with that, but there's something more, something you want to tell me. I know you. I know you, because I care. If you need help, let me be the one to help you.

Amanda: You know, none of this should have ever happened. It's all their fault -- Babe and J.R.’s. I never had blackouts before. I knew exactly what I was doing -- good, bad, ugly, whatever. They screwed up everything when they mowed me down. And they don't even care. They mock me, threaten me. What did they expect? They could just treat me like dirt and no big deal?

Jamie: Amanda, stop. Ok, look at me. If you have something to say, just say it. It's going to be ok, I swear.

Amanda: Jamie, my mother –

Janet: Ooh.

Image: Where are you? What are you doing?

Janet: I'm practicing for that ballroom dance show. What does it look like I'm doing?

Image: Well, whatever it is, it is not pretty. But what else is new?

Janet: I am covering my tracks, covering my escape route, so that I can sit here and look sweet and demure and be good little mommy while Amanda was gone.

Image: Hmm. When she was good, she was just awful. And when she was bad, she was an idiot! No -- I meant, what are you going to do about Jamie?

Janet: Well, if you didn't harp and carp so much, I might be able to think!

Image: Hmm.

Janet: He has to get what he deserves.

Image: And you're the one to do it? Oh, little Miss Laughing Gas.

Janet: No. Nothing so cheerful this time. Nothing like that for the dirty little bird.

Di: You know, I didn't hear details, I just heard Slater’s name. I mean, you need someone on the inside? It's probably going to be pretty hard to get someone on the casino boss' staff. Everyone probably knows better. Me -- I don't know -- I'm not that smart.

Tad: You're willing to do it?

Di: Yeah, and it's your fault. You're the one who gave me the PI bug in the first place.

Tad: Huh. Well, it might be my fault, but it's not my call. You got to talk to this guy.

Ryan: Oh. Yeah -- no, thank you. Look, Tad, maybe we should do this another time.

Tad: No, wait a minute. If you think about it, it's not that bad an idea. See, you two have got no connections together. That means when Zach looks at her, the last thing he's going to think is that she's going to rat him out to you.

Ryan: Ok. Still not enough for it to work for me, Tad.

Tad: She's helped me before. She did great.

Ryan: She's helped you before?

Di: Even after the whole Dixie thing. That's what you're thinking?

Ryan: Does that even make any sense at all?

Tad: About as much sense as the brother of a man who's in jail for kidnapping half my family asking me for help -- and getting it.

Ryan: She worked for you, ok. That's -- that's great. But from what I heard, even before that, she worked for Hayward. I mean, she played Dixie and got paid by David. And now Zach’s offered you a job, so I hope you understand why this doesn't really work for me. I mean, any friend of Zach and David --

Tad: Ryan, take it from me. If I can trust her, so can you.

Kendall: That was not my mother in your office. At least not since --

Zach: She forced you into recovery.

Kendall: Mother?

Erica: Welcome. Welcome. Oh, and thank you all for coming. There is no audience like a Las Vegas audience. It feels so good to be back on the strip. The sound of those one-arm bandits -- that is just -- that's music to my ears.

Josh: This thing on?

Cameraman: Yes. Miss Kane never jokes like this during rehearsal. This is some kind of joke, isn't it?

Josh: Oh, no, Erica's a pro. She does her job, you do yours. Just keep it rolling.

Erica: Hey, Josh -- Josh? I need some water. I mean, how am I supposed to go on with a dry throat?

Josh: Duty calls. I'll be right back.

Erica: Hey, where's my music? Somebody took my music, damn it! I can't go on without my music.

Kendall: Mother? Mother, Mother, please, please -- Mother, you're here for your show, "New Beginnings." You know that, don't you?

Erica: I know it's my show. Are you kidding? That's what I do. Three shows a night, six nights a week, I do my show. Only somebody doesn't want me to do my show. They took my music. Oh, my God. Who designed this costume?

Kendall: Ok, all right, listen to me, Mother. Listen, you're not making any sense. Why don't you come with me, ok? Let me help you.

Erica: Would you please run along? I don't need your help. I don't need a backup. I work alone, little girl. I work solo. Anyway, hell with my music. Get out of here! I know my set by heart. Everybody here -- they came to see Desirée DuBois, and that's what they're going to get.

Kendall: Mother, please, you're not making sense. Let me take you home, ok, so I can help you.

Erica: I don't need you to help me. My fans take care of me. My fans have always taken care of me, haven't you all? Hey, Puggy? Pug, you out there? Come on up here, Pug. Come on, give me some sugar. Pug? Puggy?

Josh: Lay low. Take notes. This is the story of the year right here.

Kendall: Mother, did you take pills? Or did you have a drink to calm your nerves? If you did, I can take you to a meeting.

Erica: What are you babbling about? Come on, if I had a drink, would I be so parched? Hey, where's my water?

[Ice shakes in shaker]

Michael: Coming right up. Brandy, Cosmo, Bloody Mary?

Erica: You can't be here. Go. Go. You leave me.

Michael: Oh, leave you, Erica? Never. Now, just tell me what you need, and let me make it all better. Just like I made it all better for little Binks, hmm?

Erica: You leave me alone. You get away from all of us. You leave all of us alone. Get out of here! You're sick! You're a monster! You go to hell!

Tad: First thing I'm sure we all appreciate is the fact that Zach is smart. Dangerously smart. He's much too intelligent to get his hands dirty, which means we have to find somebody unsmart enough to talk in front of somebody like Julia. Somebody who knows where the bodies are buried.

Ryan: Great. That makes me feel much better about bringing Di in on this.

Di: Don't worry. Full descriptions from Julia, I'll be good to go.

Ryan: Just -- everybody stop, please, for one second. I just have one -- one question. So we're talking about Slater and threats and me, a guy that you don't even know that well. So why do you want to be part of this?

Di: You're -- you're Tad's friend.

Ryan: Well, yes, Tad has a lot of friends.

Di: Yeah. Well, I have a lot of karma points to clock in. Maybe in about 1,000 good deeds, I'll be able to be an aardvark in my next life.

[Di chuckles]

Amanda: Well, these program logs are really piling up on me.

Jamie: Amanda, what about your mother? Hey, it's me, Jamie. You tell me, I can help.

Amanda: Ugh -- I can't.

Jamie: Amanda, just let --

Amanda: I feel stupid even saying it. You know how clingy my mother is. With my dad out of town on business, she's out of control, and I don't know what to do for her. I don't know how to fix things at work. I'm completely useless, and I hate it.

Jamie: That's it? That's all that's bothering you?

Amanda: That's why I didn't want to tell you. It makes me look like such a baby. I'm embarrassed enough as it is. Look, let's not do this.

Jamie: You don't have to handle everything on your own, not while I'm around.

Amanda: Those things that Jonathan Lavery did -- you think jail's the only answer?

Jamie: Maybe not. He may have reasons for what he did that we don't know about. Maybe prison's not for him. Maybe he just needs help.

Amanda: You mean shrinks? An institution?

Jamie: No, I mean help, in whatever shape it may take. Just like I want to help you.

Amanda: Nope. No more whining. And it's time for me to get over myself. I mean, big deal. My job rots, and my mother loves me. I'm young, employed, and I have got you to count on. And I also have massive errands to run.

Jamie: Well, ok, I'll come with you.

Amanda: Oh, it's boring girlie stuff. I'll see you back at the apartment.

J.R.: We sign this, we get married, and hopefully, this paper will rot in a safe-deposit box for 50 or 60 years.

Babe: Such a romantic way to start our new life together. How can we lose?

J.R.: Look, we've already been through this once. I wouldn't take this shot if I expected us to tank.

Babe: So this is where we are? You, me, and the lawyers? And forget your mother's necklace or sweet times at the park. I see how you feel about me.

J.R.: Babe, I love you. You know that.

Babe: No, you know what I know is that I can bust on you right to your face, and you don't even know it. Ha.

J.R.: You're busting on me? You're right, I don't get it.

Babe: J.R., you have the most beautiful eyes and a wicked sense of humor. And the way you kiss me -- let's just say that your money is the least interesting thing about you. Keep it. So come on. Bring on that prenup, baby. All I want to do is love you.

Erica: Oh. That right. You're gone. And don't even think of coming back.

Kendall: Mother, why don't you let -- let us help you, ok?

Zach: Let's get you back to the office, come on.

Erica: No, no, I'm just getting started.

Kendall: No, Mother --

Zach: Erica --

Erica: Hey, did you miss me?

[Erica giggles as she seductively reclines across the bar.]

Erica: I missed you.

Kendall: Is she on drugs? What, did someone drug her? What is happening to my mother? What is going on? I don't understand this.

Erica: Ooh, you see what happens when I'm gone too long. I get withdrawal symptoms. But now I'm back. And I am better than ever.

Michael: Rock on, Erica. Oh, is it hot in here, or is it just you? Ooh-ooh-ooh, shake your moneymaker, Erica! Go ahead.

Erica: Shut up! Shut up and go away! Go away and leave me alone! Leave us all alone! This is my show --

Josh: Enter network brass, right on cue.

Erica: And you can't just come in here like that. You ruined everything once before, and I swear to you, I will never let you do that again -- never, never!

Zach: Hey, hey --

Erica: Well, what?

Zach: Come with me.

Babe: So if I read this thing, it pretty much says what's yours is yours and what's mine is mine?

J.R.: Yeah, that's the gist.

Babe: Good. Because I am a woman of means now, and there's no way you are going to get your dirty little paws on my shares of Fusion.

J.R.: Well, Babe, how could I be the prince of perfume?

Babe: I'm sorry, buddy, but you're just going to have to buy your Fusion sticks at the store just like everyone else. So, come on. I have got a prenup to sign. I love you for your heart and not your wallet. And there's no way I'm letting some little piece of paper get in the way. So hand that puppy over.

Amanda: Hi, Mom. How are you?

Janet: Well -- all right, it's -- it's not easy just, you know, sitting locked up in here all day long. Brings back memories, but if it's what you want --

Amanda: You at home with Daddy, taking your meds -- that is all I want. It's time for your dose.

Janet: Amanda, do you love -- I mean, do you really love him?

Amanda: Jamie? Well, what made you think about --

Janet: Honey, Jamie -- really, do you really, really love him? Or could you be just as happy maybe with some other handsome, rich premed student, or prelaw or pre-anything? Tell me. Honey, really, do you maybe just like Jamie bunches instead?

[Having followed Amanda, Jamie approaches the building where Janet is staying.]

Janet: If you don't love Jamie, honey, it no biggie. No biggie at all. Look at you, you're bright, you're smart, you're wonderful. You have a heart as big as all outdoors. Sweetheart, we could find you that special one.

Amanda: No, I love Jamie. Ok? And he really cares about me. I want him. Mom, I know that you really worry about me, but you don't need to. Jamie just got done telling me how much he cares about me, how he'd do anything for me. Mom, when you are home with Dad, you don't have to worry. Jamie will take care of me, ok?

Janet: You sweet, sweet, innocent, naive child. How do I tell you? How do I -- how do I just dump truckloads full of smelly reality on your dreams?

Amanda: Mom --

Janet: It just isn't fair.

Amanda: Just take your pill, ok? I promise I'll be fine.

Janet: No. No, no, no! You don't understand. Jamie is in on it. It's a trick, a con, a game -- whatever. He is part of it.

Amanda: Ok, ok, you are right. He is part of it. Just take your pill, and we'll talk about it.

Janet: No talk. Action. That's all we can do. We have no choice now, because Jamie is part of the plan J.R. and Babe have to hurt you.

Babe: You know, if you're a really good boy this year, I may just give you some of my Fusion shares for your birthday. Till then, you keep your hands off my company shares, and I will keep mine -- what's this? Article H, Paragraph 3? You miserable son of a bitch.

Di: We'll get you what you need, for you and for Kendall.

Ryan: Thank you.

Di: Mm-hmm.

Ryan: Hey, you got a minute?

Tad: Sure.

Di: Yeah, I'll be outside, rehearsing my pitch to Zach.

Tad: So, I suppose this is where we start talking about Jonathan again.

Ryan: Well, we really didn't get into it, Tad. Maybe we should.

Tad: Ryan, about half my family nearly died under five tons of quicksand. How far do you want to get into it?

Ryan: And I'm sure you don't want to hear me defend my brother yet again.

Tad: Listen, a lot of things have gone down. A lot of bad things. And I haven't got the slightest idea who's behind it. But my gut tells me the jury is still out on Jonathan.

Ryan: I appreciate that, Tad.

Tad: No, appreciate this -- if you get what you want, the Kane family is going to take another hit. And as tough as Erica and her kid are, they've already taken a beating.

Erica: My show -- I have to go on.

Kendall: Mother, please, let him help you. He wants to help.

Jesse: How long has this been going on?

Josh: She just snapped. I'm already on damage control.

Zach: Come on. Let's get you out of here.

Michael: Easy does it, twinkle toes.

Erica: No. I won't let you touch me. I won't let you hurt anybody I love ever again!

[Thinking that he's Michael, Erica picks up a very sharp knife off the bar counter and plunges it into Zach’s side then withdraws it and points it at his face.]

Woman: Oh! Oh, my God!

Kendall: Call 911. What are you doing? What is wrong with you?

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

Janet (to Amanda): I'd better handle this.

[Hearing a noise outside, Janet grabs a baseball bat for protection.]

Amanda (to Janet): No, Mother.

Babe (to J.R.): Please tell me that this was your father's idea. Please tell me you had nothing to do with this.

Erica (to Zach): I am doing this for Kendall. I'll put her out of her misery.

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