AMC Transcript Wednesday 2/15/06

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 2/15/06


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Officer: Captain?

Derek: Cordon off the drive. No unauthorized vehicles, no sightseeing. We've got more wounded to evacuate. If we can reach them.

Jack: Lily, Daddy's going to get you out!

[Rumbling from shifting debris.]

Reggie: Damn.

Anita: Reggie --

Reggie: No, everybody, my family is in there.

Anita: I know, I'm not done, though.

Reggie: Listen, my dad, my mom, my sisters, everybody. I have to get in there.

Derek: You've been bleeding long enough.

Reggie: This is nothing but a scratch, all right? It's nothing. You heard that? That could've fell on Kendall and Lily! I have to get in there and save my family!

Derek: I can't allow it.

Reggie: Listen, if you keep me out here, there won't be a family left to find.

Derek: Stick here, Reggie. Let the pros handle it. They know what they're doing, all right?


Reggie: My family.

Lily: Daddy. Daddy. Daddy.

Jonathan: Lily --

Lily: Daddy, where?

Jonathan: Stay calm, remember?

Lily: Daddy.

Jonathan: That sound was nothing. It probably wasn't something bad.

Lily: No, I heard some-- it was -- it was -- I heard something. He's -- he's up here.

Aidan: Nobody move! Everybody stay very still! Jack! Tad, the supports in the basement could've gone, ok? This place could collapse any moment.

Tad: If Jackson and I end up in the cellar, you'll just have to toss me a rope.

Aidan: Hey, I am serious, man, ok? We don't need any more casualties.

Tad: Jack?

Aidan: Jack? Tad: Ah! Tad, you all right?

Tad: No, I'm ok. I found my keys.

Aidan: Jack? Jack, can you hear us?

Tad: Jack? Jack?

Aidan: Is he breathing?

Tad: Yeah, thank God. J.R.?

J.R.: Yeah?

Tad: We're going to need another couple hands. Easy. Watch where you step.

Palmer: Help me. I'm -- I'm down here. Help, someone. Help me!

David: Help us, you selfish old fool.

Palmer: Oh --

David: Just feeling tired, old buddy? Hell of a time to develop a heart problem, huh? Unless, of course, you got your hands on these babies.

Palmer: Those are my pills.

Josh: What are you talking about, Erica? Tad can't be right about me? The guy barely knows me.

Erica: Tad just might know more about you than anybody else.

Josh: Are you delirious?

Erica: I'm very close to insane.

Tad's voice: Erica, Josh Madden is your son.

Josh: What could Tad possibly tell you about me?

Erica: You really have no idea, do you?

Josh: Why don't you fill me in?

Simone: Zach, get out of there! Ethan -- my God! Ah! Oh, baby, are you ok? Enough! I've got it, Zach! Ethan? Ethan?

Kendall: He moved again.

Ryan: But in a good way, right? Nothing's wrong?

Kendall: No, I just -- it just feels like someone else laughed in there. Yeah, of course. I mean, he is someone else. It just feels so funny. Do you want to feel?

Ryan: Right here? Oh, my God. That's amazing.

Kendall: I know. I mean, it was real before, but it's -- it's really real now. I mean, I felt it, I felt different, I saw the sonogram, but it was like he was in that screen, asleep, not like -- not like he was inside of me. But now he is awake and moving and a part of me. Our son is a real person, Ryan. He's got feelings and dreams. Do babies dream, do you think?

Ryan: Uh, wow, you're asking the wrong person. I mean, I don't know, he's -- you know, he's inside of you. I -- I don't know. I don't know.

Kendall: God, Ryan, what am I doing?

Ryan: Well, what do you mean? What's wrong? What happened?

Kendall: Well, he's going to have needs and expectations.

Ryan: Well, yeah, of course he is. He's a baby.

Kendall: Yeah, but he's mine. My baby. Ours. I mean, and it's amazing, because he's so completely real, but it's very scary, too.

Ryan: You know, I -- I wondered about this. I -- I thought about what -- there would be one single moment when it, you know, hit us. You know, I thought it would be after you gave birth and I actually -- I saw him for the first time.

Kendall: Well, how do you feel?

Ryan: Well, I feel relieved, and I feel happy, and I feel really, really anxious to see him.

Kendall: Well, I don't think I'm going to let him out yet.

Ryan: Yeah? Well, why don't -- you know, ok, not yet anyway.

Kendall: No, no, ever. As long as he is in here, then I will still have some sort of control.

Ryan: Ok, well, good luck with that.

Kendall: Ryan, we have no plan.

Ryan: But we got a lot of time to make one.

Kendall: You know, what are we going to do?

Ryan: Well, you're going to have him, and, you know, I'll be there in the delivery room. If you still want me to be.

Kendall: And then the madness begins, wherever he ends up. I mean, what -- I -- what should we tell him? What should he even know.

Ryan: About what?

Kendall: About who he is, where he came from, how and why he was even created.

Ryan: Ok, ok, shh. Ok, look, it's going to be a very long time until, you know, he's going to have to learn these things, he can even understand these -- I mean, does that -- you know, does that really even matter?

Kendall: It matters more to me than anything in my whole life. I thought this baby was created out of love. But it wasn't love. It was a betrayal. Zach’s betrayal.

Ethan: I'm fine, really.

Simone: Are you sure?

Ethan: Shh. I'm ok. Just had the wind knocked out of me.

Zach: Yeah, because you're trying to prove something.

Ethan: Because I don't want to be stuck here with you.

Zach: You're going to be stuck with me no matter what you do.

Simone: Ethan, please, just don't move, don't move.

Ethan: Why don't you go away? And not just right now. I want you to get out of -- out of the town, out of the state, out of the whole damn country, Zach.

Zach: No, that wouldn't solve your problems.

Ethan: It would help!

Zach: It's not about distance, son. You can't escape the problems you have with your father. Either face them, try to fix them, or they're going to hang over your head until the day you die.

Lily: Daddy.

Jonathan: Ok.

Lily: Daddy.

Jonathan: Ok, if you don't want to go back to the field of tulips, then maybe -- maybe we could find a way to get out of here mathematically. I think numbers could help us.

Lily: Numbers always help, if you know how to apply them.

Jonathan: Ok. Ok, so what -- Lily, at if we assign a weight for every square foot of building material and then -- then we figure out how much you're moving every minute. And could we estimate how long it would take for you to dig us out?

Lily: Or -- or how much might slide into here if I shift the balance.

Jonathan: Versus how long it would take six or seven emergency workers to dig us out -- but from up above.

Lily: We don't need the stats to figure out it's far more efficient to let them dig for us.

Jonathan: That's right.

Lily: You knew that, didn't you? This is a trick to get me to think of something else.

Jonathan: Right. I just hate it when you're scared, and I can't do anything to help you.

Lily: You always help me. You're very resourceful.

Palmer: Give me those nitro pills, or so help me I will --

David: What? You'll keel over? You'll hold your breath until -- well, that's not going to work. You're already turning blue.

Palmer: You're not funny.

David: Sure I am. You're just in a bad mood. Well, I guess I would be, too, if a person that hated my guts is holding the pills that could save my life.

Palmer: Hand them over. Hand them over.

David: You know something? I wish I could. I really do. But if these really are sublingual nitroglycerin, they can only be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist or physician.

Palmer: Stop -- stop stalling. You're a -- you know you are a --

David: What, a part-time janitor? Oh, I used to be a physician. That was before you and a bunch of other self-serving fools yanked my license away from me. So now if I hand these over and something happens, Palmer, hell, I'll be held liable.

Palmer: Well, you deserve to be punished for your crimes.

David: And I have. Countless hours of community-service drudgery, a world-renowned, brilliant cardiologist, what, subjected to mopping floors and emptying trash cans? How many people have I saved in this town, Palmer? Erica, huh? Dixie. Hell, I even pulled a bullet out of you once.

Palmer: But you won't save me now.

David: Don't you think I'd love to? But if I gave you these pills, I would be committing an illegal act. And I'm through with breaking the law, Palmer. I mean, you are looking at a reformed man.

Palmer: Is this going to cost me my life?

Dixie's voice: Listen, David, being with you, sleeping with you, it just cost me everything -- my marriage, my son, my family. I hurt the people that I love the most. I did it because, well, there's just something missing inside of me.

David: You turned to me, Dixie, because Tad wasn't giving you what you needed.

Dixie: Don't blame Tad. He was at work, and J.R. was at soccer practice when I was sleeping with you. I look back on the whole thing and I just wonder how I could possibly think that risking my son's love for a few nights of pleasure would possibly be worth it.

David: Oh, come on! It was so much more than that, and you know it.

Paramedic.: One, two, three, up! Hold on.

Jamie: Is Jack ok?

Tad: Don't know yet.

Aidan: He's still unconscious.

Paramedic: Pulse is weak, but at least he's got one. Let's go.

J.R.: Babe and my dad are still missing.

Jamie: We're going to find them.

Reggie: Wait. Hey, Dad. Dad? Wait, wait, is he ok? Is he breathing?

Aidan: He's breathing on his own, yeah.

Paramedic: We've got him O2 just to be safe.

Reggie: Ok, and what about Lily? Did she come out with you? Did you --

Aidan: I haven't seen her.

Paramedic: We've got to get him to the ER.

Reggie: What about Erica?

Aidan: I'm sorry, Reggie.

Brooke: Reggie? I'll go to the hospital with you.

Reggie: No, I'm not leaving without Lily. I can't leave Kendall, and I can't leave Erica.

Brooke: Jack needs you.

Reggie: I know he needs me, but I can't leave them.

Aidan: Hey, Reggie, I'll cover for you, ok? I'll find Lily.

Reggie: You swear to me.

Aidan: I will not leave here until I find Lily, Kendall, or Erica, I promise you that.

Reggie: Ok. Ok.

Brooke: Ok.


Erin: I haven't seen Ryan or Jonathan come out yet.

Aidan: There's still no sign of them. But we're not leaving here until we find them, ok? We're not going to give up hope.

Josh: You know something, Erica, you're not making a whole lot of sense.

Erica: You're an egomaniac.

Josh: My kindred spirit.

Erica: Oh, never. Never have I been without any feeling at all.

Josh: Oh.

Erica: Maybe you're my worst parts magnified a hundred times.

Josh: You know something? I think I'm the new, improved version of you, Erica.

Erica: Oh, in your dreams.

Josh: My mentor, does that mean I'm back on the payroll?

Erica: There's nothing funny about this.

Josh: Well, you'd better find something humorous if you want to stay sane.

Erica: It's too late, I'm afraid.

Josh: Why can't you let yourself relax, Erica? We're alive. And aside from some bruises or possibly broken ribs and a fractured funny bone, we're still in pretty good shape.

Erica: Oh, God. Not even close.

Josh: Why are you working so hard at staying upset? What the hell aren't you telling me, Erica?

Ryan: You did create that -- that baby out of love, Kendall, I mean, your love for your best friend. That hasn't changed, I mean, even though it didn't -- you know, didn't work out, looking --

Kendall: You know, Zach screwed up everything.

Ryan: But wait, wait, wait, wait, because of his lies. His lies don't have to affect the baby, I mean, they don't have to affect how you feel about the baby, do they?

Kendall: No, no, they don't, Ryan. That's not what I'm saying. Look, yes, I did this for Greenlee. But whatever selfless act of devotion it was, Zach messed it up. Thanks to him and forcing me to use my own egg, Greenlee is gone, and I'm left with this child. And that could've worked out, because I thought that this child came from a positive, loving act. I held on to that. I even had a great guy to back me up. But you had to come and force the truth on me, and now I don't have Zach, I don't have all of that hope. I have nothing. Do you realize what you took from me?

Zach: You want your father out of the way one way or the other. I know the feeling.

Ethan: My grandfather never, never denied you, Zach. Just the opposite.

Zach: He put his hopes and dreams for the future on my shoulders.

Ethan: Yeah, he respected you, ok? He probably loved you. And you -- you couldn't live up to that. You didn't have the guts to deal with it.

Zach: You're right, that's why I'm telling you now --

Simone: Give it a rest, Zach!

Ethan: No, no, you wanted him to suffer. That's why you played dead. You could've got out from under the Cambias crown a dozen different ways, but you had to punish this old man. You're a spineless, gutless coward!

Zach: Isn't that what you're doing to me? Loading on the punishment?

Ethan: All the suffering that you delivered to my grandfather, I'd like to give it back to you a thousand times over. I'd like to break you with it.

Zach: Congratulations, son. You've gotten your wish.


David: Ah. No one's come near us. You know something?

Palmer: Oh.

David: I could probably climb out of here if I really had to. And after everybody gave me the once-over, I'd be happy to send somebody back for you -- if you still needed help.

Palmer: Come closer. Just let me get one good swing at you.

David: Not on your life. Well, in a manner of speaking.

Palmer: Coward. Coward!

[David laughs]

David: I'm a lover, Palmer, not a fighter.

Tad: Dad? Dad, over here! Watch your step.

Joe: Have you found someone new?

Tad: No. Erica's still missing. So is Josh.

Joe: Yeah, well, things have quieted down a bit outside. I'll help you look.

Tad: Dad?

Joe: Huh?

Tad: She knows. I told Erica that Josh is her son.

Erica: Josh? As of now -- right now -- do you know who you are?

Josh: Yes, Erica, I know who I am.

Erica: Then you know who you are. But do you --

Josh: What, do you think I'm lacking just because my drive to succeed outmatches yours?

Erica: Oh, you know nothing about my drive. I'm just trying to find out what pushes you.

Josh: Why do you care?

Erica: I still despise what you did to me and to Amanda. And when I said I would never forgive you, I meant that.

Josh: We have nothing more to say to each other.

Erica: I'm just trying to understand you, Josh.

Josh: You understand me enough to loathe me. To you, I'm guilty without benefit of a fair trial. Why should I defend myself, Erica? What difference does it make how bad I am?

Jonathan: You're going to see your dad as soon as they dig us out.

Lily: Do you think he's all right?

Jonathan: Sure. Yeah, he's fine. He's -- he's smart. Everybody likes him.

Lily: You don't like him.

Jonathan: I don't like that he's going to send you back to your old school.

Lily: I hate that, but I love him.

Jonathan: You're so lucky to have a dad who -- who cares about you and wants to keep you safe. I'm just -- I'm just mad that he's trying to keep you safe from me. I'll hate being apart from you.

Lily: Just because I love my father doesn't mean I have to do what he says. I'm almost 18.

Jonathan: So you won't go?

Lily: No.

Jonathan: Maybe -- maybe it's good for you. Sometimes it's -- it's good to go back.

Lily: Not for me. When I was there, I was just a girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder. And now I'm me.

Zach: I can't hurt more than this.

Ethan: It's not enough, Zach. It's not even close.

Simone: Baby, we should conserve our energy.

Ethan: No, you -- you tried to take everything from me that was rightfully mine. You tried to do to me what you did to my grandfather. You tried to destroy me. You wanted to be dead to me. And you are, in every way that counts. You're not any kind of father to me, Zach. I don't need you to come and pat me on the head or come to our kids' birthday parties. It's too late. And you want to counsel me now? You want to warn me about life now? Somehow bond in this pit? You must have lost too much blood to think straight, because you never wanted anything from me other than to get out of your life. You never gave a damn about me.

Zach: I love you, son. I love Kendall, and I love you. Now I've lost you both.

Kendall: Is it because you lost Greenlee? Is that why you had to take away what mattered most to me? Why should I be happy when you're miserable? Was it like that?

Ryan: No. No, Kendall, it wasn't like that.

Kendall: Because I had two things going for me, Ryan. I had Zach’s love and knowing that I made the right decision when I created this baby. Now this building isn't the only thing blown to bits. Now when I think of the night that I made this child, do I feel all warm and fuzzy? No, I see Zach sneaking around, sabotaging generators, and lying and destroying things, and that makes me feel cold and dead. So thank you, Ryan. Thank you so much for sharing the truth with me. Now I have nothing to look forward to except loneliness. That's all I have.

Ryan: You have me.

Kendall: You. I have you? Oh, that's -- that's a good one. What, is that supposed to make things better? Is that supposed to be flattering or comforting? Well, maybe -- maybe if I wanted you, it would be, but I don't love you, Ryan. I'm not in love with you.

Ryan: I didn't think you were.

Kendall: But somehow, you as a consolation prize -- that's supposed to give me a boost?

Ryan: I just wanted to remind you that you weren't alone.

Kendall: Well, I'm close enough. Without Zach, I'm -- I'm drifting. I'm -- I'm clueless. I have no idea. I don't know -- what am I going to do? Where am I going to go? Oh, well, obviously, that's -- that's been decided for us -- nowhere. This could be it, Ryan. There could be no future for us.

Ryan: They're going to find us. They're going to get us out.

Kendall: Yeah, maybe.

Ryan: And your life will go on.

Kendall: What about his life? What about our baby's? What are we going to do when our son is born?

Zach: What do you want to believe, huh? You want to believe that I don't care about you? You think I'll tell you about my regrets and my mistakes because I like to hear myself talk? I want you to learn from me. I want you to have a better life than me. But you're happy just wallowing in your anger, aren't you?

Ethan: Go to hell.

Simone: That's it. I have -- I've had it with the both of you and your stupid fighting. You don't listen to one another. I've put up with this for months, and I'm sick of it, so just shut up!

Greg: You don't even have a scar.

Opal: Yeah? You kidding? I am scarred to the bone already. I mean, my best gal pal, Erica -- she's lost someplace in that heap of rubble, and my ornery old ex -- there's not a trace of that old goat.

Greg: Come and sit down, Mrs. Cortlandt, please.

Opal: Oh, no, no. If you knew -- I mean, if I lose him -- if I -- if I really -- if I really lose him, I -- I don't know what I'll do.

Joe: Dr. Madden, we need you over here. Could you come over, please?

Opal: Go. I'm fine, I'm fine.

Greg: Are you sure?

Opal: Yeah.

Erin: Hi, Mrs. Cortlandt.

Opal: It's Opal, just Opal.

Erin: Opal, Opal -- I'm Erin. I'm Ryan's sister.

Opal: Oh.

Erin: Both of my brothers are still missing, too.

Opal: Oh, honey –

Erica: We're stuck in here. So why not pass the time with conversation?

Josh: Uh-uh. You're digging for something, Erica.

Erica: Enlightenment. What makes you you? Defining moment -- share.

Josh: Ask specifics.

Erica: Ok. Josh Madden interview, take one.

Josh: Huh.

Erica: I don't know anything about your childhood. Tell me.

Josh: Boringly normal. I was the only child, so I was my parents' favorite, the crown prince, hope for the future.

Erica: And your mother?

Josh: Worshipped me. So, Dr. Kane, does that explain my need for the spotlight? For adoration and success?

Erica: I'm sure that's a contributing factor.

Josh: And to my parents, I was the miracle child who saved my mother's life. Heady stuff for a kid.

Erica: Saved her how?

Josh: Well, my mom was desperate to have a baby. Talk about feeling empty, you know? She was so depressed she couldn't conceive. She was suicidal. So when I came along --

Erica: You really think she would have killed herself if she hadn't had you?

Josh: No doubt about it, apparently.

Erica: So your father did everything in his power to save your mother with a child.

Josh: Lucky for my mom, she married the fertility God. Dad gave nature a scientific boost.

Palmer: Blast you, Hayward, give me my pills!

Palmer's voice: No matter what you do, whomever you marry, you're my sister's daughter. I'll always stand by you.

Dixie's voice: Thank you.

Palmer's voice: All I want is your happiness.

Dixie: You talk to me as if I was some kind of dimwit.

Palmer: That's not what I'm doing.

Dixie: That's exactly what you're doing. What, you think you're the only Cooney in this family with brains? You think you can run our poor little hillbilly lives? Well, I'll tell you something. I would rather live in a -- in a dirt shack with Tad than to have you in my life.

Palmer: That's exactly what he's going to give you.

Dixie's voice: Tad is going to give me real love. Not the kind that -- that runs my life and then tries to own me.

Palmer: You are a worthless piece of garb--

David: Oh, be careful, Palmer. I'm all that's standing between you and a full-blown myocardial infarction.

Palmer: So you will give me back my pills?

David: Only after you get me back my license to practice medicine.

Palmer: I can't do that.

David: Personally, no. But you can make it happen. So give me back my life, and you can keep yours.

Palmer: Oh!

Erica: You weren't adopted? Your mother gave birth to you?

Josh: Yeah, I was Dr. Greg Madden's greatest experiment, his most brilliant success. Every gram weight gained, every millimeter of height gained was documented -- huh -- from -- from womb to nursery.

Erica: Well, a lot of fathers are devoted to their sons.

Josh: Try "obsessed." And my father -- he -- he videotaped everything -- my mom's pregnancy, the event itself. Thanks to my dad, I grew up in front of the camera.

Erica: Obsessed.

Josh: Completely. Why does the story of my birth upset you so much?

Erica: I'm not upset.

Josh: The hell you're not. The question is, why?

Jonathan: You really meant it when you told your dad that you'd run away if -- if he tried to send you back to school?

Lily: That's what I said.

Jonathan: I don't think that's a good idea.

Lily: You think it's better for me to be shut away in a special school, because I can't be like regular, normal girls?

Jonathan: No. No, Lily, you -- you can do anything. You're as good as anybody, Lily. Better. But -- but if you run away, I'm not going to see you again. And I can't take that, Lily. I -- I won't let that happen.

Lily: You won't let me run away, because you love me?

Jonathan: That's right. Because I love you, and I want us to be together.

Lily: Whether I go to school or -- or run away, we'll both be -- we'll both be apart, and -- and we'll both be unhappy.

Jonathan: Unless we run away together. Lily, we could run away together and get married.

Kendall: I loved him, Ryan. I loved Zach more than anything in the whole world.

Simone: The two of you have a choice. Ok, you can either zip it so I can never hear your voices ever again, or you can take the hatchet out of each other's backs and bury it. This is all crap. Stop being men. Stop trying to rip each other's throats out. We could die in this hellhole tonight. So shake hands and make up, or shut up! Is that clear enough for you?

Zach: So --

Simone: Oh, my God –

Josh: All right, Erica, fair is fair. You played 20 questions. Now I get to ask one. What's the big deal about my past?

Erica: All right. All right, Josh. I do owe you an explanation. Ah!

Josh: Erica -- Erica, breathe. Just -- jeez -- ok, just relax, relax. Relax.

Erica: I can't breathe.

David: I want to administer this drug to you, Palmer. I really do. I want to be a doctor again and practice medicine. Now, you have a crony who sits on the licensing board. And when I become a doctor again, I want to practice medicine at Pine Valley Hospital. You're still sitting on the hospital board. You can swing that, too.

[Palmer groans, coughs]

David: Shall I take that as a yes? Oh, come on, you old fool. Just give in. I mean, isn't your life worth a few lousy phone calls?


Tad: Hear that? J.R.? J.R., over here. I heard something.

J.R.: Babe?

Tad: No. It wasn't a voice. It was more like a sound.

J.R.: Is someone down there? Don't move! Can you hear me? Coming for you.

Tad: We're through.

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

Josh: Erica, you're going to breathe whether you like it or not.

Kendall (to Ryan): Greenlee's gone, and Zach is Zach, and we're having baby.

Ryan (to Kendall): What's your point?

Dixie: Tad, I'm here.

Tad: You hear something? We're almost there. Almost out.

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