AMC Transcript Tuesday 2/21/06

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 2/21/06


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Simone: Oh, God, Ethan, why? Why did you leave me? Oh, God.

Krystal: Simone just lost the love of her life. I will not be the next one to cry. Babe is still missing. I am out of here.

Adam: No, don't. You heard the doctors. You've been admitted for observations. They'll find Babe.

Krystal: You think I'm going to trust finding my daughter to a bunch of strangers? Look what happened to me!

Adam: J.R. -- J.R.’s looking for her. He'll find her.

Krystal: I said let me go! Of course, you don't want me to leave. You couldn't care less if they find my daughter or not! You never liked her to begin with! You -- you couldn't give a damn about her!

Adam: Maybe I don't, but I sure as hell care about you.

J.R.: Babe! Answer me! Where are you? What are you doing here? Don't you have people to drug and lives to ruin?

Amanda: Babe's still missing?

J.R.: That's why I'm here. You know what? Leave me alone.

Amanda: You don't think she's dead, do you?

J.R.: No. No, Babe is not dead.

Babe: Why did you take my son, Mrs. Dillon?

Janet: I didn't think you would take the time to talk to me without some incentive.

Babe: How did you take him?

Janet: Those silly tunnels in the Chandler house -- two lefts, a right, a left, two rights -- don't get sidetracked by the musty bottle of scotch -- and, voilà, there is your little boy's room. I used to live in that house, you know?

Babe: You weren't married to Adam.

Janet: Thank heavens. Oh, no, dear, you'd have to be certifiable to do that. My sister, Natalie, was -- she even ended up with the place for a while. That was back when Trevor thought he was madly in love with her. Ugh. Then she died, and -- and he found out that I was really the sister that he'd been in love with all that time. See, God closes a window, and I opened the door. Trevor can be so terribly stubborn sometimes, but he always does see things my way in the end.

Babe: That's great, Mrs. Dillon.

Janet: If we're going to be spending all this time together, please call me Janet.

Babe: Why take my son? He's just a little boy.

Janet: Desperate times call for desperate measures, and, wowsers, these are desperate times.

Dixie: Di.

Di: Well, are you taking your own life back, Dixie? If not, why are you here?

[Knock on door]

Di: Oh -- Tad.

Tad: Thank God. I was hoping you'd be home tonight.

Di: What -- God, you look awful.

Tad: Well, after everything we've been through, I'd say "awful" fits pretty well. Are you ok?

Di: Yeah, I'm fine. How are you?

Tad: Right now, I'm just happy that you're home safe and sound. It's -- look, I'm sorry. I don't mean to be -- look, I'll go away. I'll -- I'll come back tomorrow.

Di: No.

Tad: You're probably as exhausted as I am.

Di: No, no, no. No, Tad. Come in, please.

Tad: Are you sure you're all right?

Di: Uh -- yeah, I'm fine. I'm -- I'm just tired, I guess.

Tad: Well, I won't stay very long, you know? I just didn't want to go home before I saw you. I mean, come on, you disappeared so fast, I didn't have time to check --

Di: I know, I wanted to stay, but, honestly, I don't know how much help I was doing. Julia just told me to go home.

Tad: Yeah, well, God knows they've got enough to deal with. I just got a phone call from the hospital. Ethan Cambias passed away.

Di: Oh, my God.

Tad: And he may not be the only one.

Di: Well, who else? I saw Erica loaded in an ambulance.

Tad: Erica is still in surgery. Jackson's in critical condition, and Babe is still missing.

Di: Oh, God, I bet J.R.’s going crazy. Is he ok?

Tad: He's about as well as can be expected when somebody you love disappears.

Di: But you're -- I mean, you're -- you're fine.

Tad: Like I said, about as well as can be expected.

Di: Oh.

Tad: I'm fine. I'm fine. I just -- if my life has taught me anything -- I guess tonight just brought back a lot of ghosts, that's all.

Di: Dixie?

Tad: What other ghost is there?

Janet: It's going to be quite a while, dear. Why don't we amuse ourselves while we're waiting. We could play "I spy" with things inside the car.

Babe: Is my son ok?

Janet: Of course your son's ok. Who do you think I am? All right, now, I'm going to start, shall I? I spy with my little eye something that starts with P. Oh, Amanda just loved this game when she was a little girl.

Babe: It's just, my son's not here, it makes me worried.

Janet: I took good care of him the last time, didn't I? Hmm? All right, now, come on, let's play. You start.

Babe: So it was you who took him at Christmas?

Image: Nice going, chatty chattersons. Way to keep her guessing.

Janet: I wanted him to be found. That's why I bundled him up all nice and toasty and warm before I -- I left him outside in that crèche. Ok, now, let's play. Come on, come on, you got to guess. You got to guess. Come on -- oh, you are really terrible at this game.

Babe: Um -- is it a pair of gloves?

Janet: "Gloves" starts with G, not P for "pair."

Babe: Little Adam isn't alone in the cold, is he?

Janet: I don't know why you keep getting these ludicrous ideas that anyone would want to hurt that adorable child of yours, no. Now, come on. Last try. Guess.

Babe: Is it a puppy?

Janet: Give the girl a rose on the nose. How long did it take you to learn your colors as a little kid?

Amanda: I don't want anyone to die.

J.R.: It's a little too late for that, don't you think? People did die here!

Amanda: How can I help?

J.R.: Nobody wants your help. Go. I said get out!

Adam: J.R. will find Babe. Let the doctors do their tests.

Krystal: They can do all the tests they want after I find my little girl.

Adam: You have a concussion.

Krystal: If you don't drive me over to that house right now, I'm just going to take your cell phone, and I'll call myself a cab.

Adam: But you're risking your life.

Krystal: Wouldn't you do the same thing for your child?

Adam: Fine, let's go.

Simone: Oh, it's so unfair! Oh, God!

[Simone cries as Ethan is wheeled away under a sheet.]

Kendall: Ok, so everything's ok with the baby?

Doctor: Yes. Go home and get some rest.

Ryan: Ok.

Kendall: Ok.

Ryan: Let me take you home, all right? Let's go.

Kendall: No, I want to see Simone, and I want to see Zach.

Reggie: Kendall, I've been looking all over this hospital for you.

Kendall: Oh, Reggie. Are you ok?

Reggie: Yes, I'm fine, all right? Jack's fine. He messed up his back a little bit, so they're going to keep him under a while just for the pain.

Kendall: Ok. Oh, God, Mom -- Mom.

Reggie: Erica --

Kendall: How's Mom?

Reggie: Listen, she cracked some ribs. The doctors had to reinflate one of her lungs, but she's going to pull through just fine.

Kendall: I want to see her. I want to see her!

Reggie: No, you can't. You have to wait until she comes out of recovery.

Kendall: Ok, well --

Reggie: Lily's fine, too.

Kendall: Ok. That's good. Well, we have to call -- we have to call Bianca. We got to make sure we call Bianca, ok?

Ryan: Just try to relax, ok? I did. I called Bianca when you were checked out, and I filled her in about Erica and about Jack and about Ethan, all right? She wants you -- she wants you to call her when you get a chance, that's it.

Reggie: See? Everybody's fine. Everybody is going to be ok, all right?

Ryan: Reggie, why don't you stay here and hold the fort down, ok? I'm going to make sure Kendall gets everything that she needs, ok?

Reggie: All right. See, there's going to be no worries, ok? I'll call you if anything changes. You take care of her.

Ryan: Come on.

Kendall: Ok -- no, I can't go home, Ryan. I can't go home when everybody's here!

Ryan: Shh. Look, Erica's not seeing anybody right now, she's not taking any visitors. Jack -- Jack's out right now.

Kendall: Yeah, but what about Simone?

Ryan: Julia is with Simone. You're not going to do anybody any good if you're stressed and you're exhausted, Kendall.

Kendall: No, Ryan, there's -- there's so many people -- there's so many people hurt! I can't -- there's so many people hurt! I can't take this, Ryan!

Ryan: I know, that's why I want to try and get you out.

Kendall: No, I can't -- my mother is hurt, Jack is hurt, Ethan is dead! Ryan, he's dead! And I can't take this anymore!

Ryan: Shh, shh, shh. Come on. Come on, I'm going to take you home.

[Kendall sobs]

Ryan: Come on, it's ok. Shh. Come on.

J.R.: What are you doing back here? You didn't find Babe?

Jamie: I'm looking for Amanda, too. You seen her?

J.R.: Yeah. I kicked her skanky little tail out of here.

Jamie: Damn it, I need to talk to her!

J.R.: I'm looking for Babe. I don't need a walking disaster falling into holes. In fact, I don't need anybody, so why don't you leave me alone?

Jamie: You think you're the only person who cares about Babe?

J.R.: I'm the only one who matters -- except for Little Adam.

Jamie: I had a life with her, too. I did love her.

J.R.: You also shared our son. You guys were fugitives on the run.

Jamie: We had more than that, and you know it.

J.R.: The only reason why Babe went to you is because I tossed her aside. But I've straightened things out since then.

Jamie: I don't want to be with Babe. It doesn't mean I want to see her with you.

J.R.: You know, why don't you go find yourself a nurse who thinks you're a real doctor already?

Jamie: Hopefully Babe wakes up soon and realizes what a complete mistake you are.

Janet: Well, Jamie certainly isn't being straight with Amanda, and I figured it was Babe Carey Chandler Carey's influence.

Babe: I have nothing to do with what Jamie says or thinks anymore.

Janet: I sincerely doubt that. You know, it took Amanda a long time to put out that torch he carried for you.

Babe: Look, Mrs. Dillon, if I have said or done anything to upset you, then I deeply apologize.

Janet: Janet, please.

Babe: I just -- I want to make sure my son's ok.

Janet: I am here to protect my daughter.

Babe: There's snow on the ground. Are we going into the mountains?

Janet: Bright as Alaska in December!

Babe: Has he been fed? Is anyone with him? Please tell me he's not outside.

Janet: He's fine, dear, snug as a bug in a rug.

Babe: When do I get to see him?

Tad: As crazy at it sounds, it was a night like last night that brought Dixie back to me once.

Di: Do you still expect her to show up?

Tad: That's a fair question. A part of me. A part of me has always expected her to show up. It's just that part of my soul is hoping someday I'll see her right around the next corner.

Di: I do understand what Dixie meant to you, what she still means to you. No matter where your life goes from -- from here, whether I'm a part of it or whether there's someone else waiting to share their world with you, there's always going to be a little part of your heart that belongs to Dixie alone. That's just how it works.

Tad: Yeah. That's how it works. You know what's incredible? Sometimes I -- I feel like I'm going crazy. I mean, in spite of all the years I spent praying for a miracle, you know, just hoping against hope, I swear to you, there were times last night when I was crawling through that rubble, I -- I felt like I could read -- reach out and touch her. I mean, it's like I could -- I swear I could smell her. It was like she was right next to me.

Di: Tad, let me get you something. You want some coffee or --

Tad: Yeah, that would be great.

Di: Ok.

Tad: Ok.

Di: Give me a minute.

[On her way to the kitchen, Di sees Dixie hiding in the shadows.]

Di: It's up to you.

J.R.: Why do you care how I feel about Babe, anyway? Didn't you get the memo? You don't get a vote in her life anymore.

Jamie: Just because we're not together doesn't mean that I don't care about Babe anymore.

J.R.: Well, hanging all over Amanda is a pretty good indication that you don't care about Babe. I mean, besides, why have a pony when you can have a thoroughbred?

Jamie: Well, you're a thoroughbred jackass! Now, shut up and help me find her.

J.R.: Why don't you stay the hell out of our lives?

Krystal: J.R., Jamie -- somebody saw my baby doll.

Adam: Careful you don't kill yourself.

Krystal: He saw Babe outside the house, some EMT who just left.

Jamie: You're sure? Someone said they saw her before --

Krystal: He described her to a T. He swore it was her.

J.R.: What did he say she looked like?

Krystal: She's walking on two feet, J.R. She's alive.

Babe: Where's my son?

Janet: Relax. Here we are -- home again, home again jiggity-jig I know it isn't exactly the Chandler Mansion, but Trevor's old fishing cabin will have to do. Never mind the stuffed fish.

Babe: Where's Little Adam?

Janet: Now, don't get your knickers in a twist. May I take your coat? He's right through there.

Babe: You left a little boy all by himself? Baby! Hey, Mama's here. Come here. Are you ok? Let me look at you. Oh -- oh, my gosh.

Janet: I told you he was just fine and dandy.

Babe: You ok? You need a hug? I'm right here, ok?

Janet: So why don't you put him in the playpen, and then we'll all gather round the stove and have a nice little chat, ok?

Babe: All right, Mrs. Dillon.

Janet: Please don't make tell you again. Call me Janet.

Amanda: Mom? Mother, are you here? Come on, you can come out, it's just me. Mom, come on. You're scaring me. God, Mom, where are you? How did everything get so messed up?

[Alone at the warehouse, Amanda remembers when she used to live at home with her parents.]

Janet's voice: I am not crazy! Those pills are worthless, Trevor. I don't need them, and I will not go back to that place. Amanda needs me. She understands me. It would be nice if you did, too. I can't take care of our daughter and take those pills! Amanda loves me, and you can just go to hell, Trevor Dillon!

[Door slams]

[Janet knocks on Amanda's bedroom door.]

Janet: I'm sorry you had to hear all that.

Amanda: You're fighting with Dad a lot more lately.

Janet: No, everything's fine, honey. Pish-posh. You'll see when you discover your true soul mate. There's always a tiff or two.

Amanda: Dad wants to put you back in the hospital again. Mom, maybe he's right.

Janet: Everything's fine, honey. It's peachy-keen, Jim-dandy. I'm not going anywhere.

[On her way back to the living room carrying a coffee set, Di leaves a cup for Dixie who still refuses to see Tad.]

Di: I've got to tell you something.

Tad: God, you can tell me anything. I mean, especially after something like last night. I doubt there's much that can shock me.

Di: Uh -- well, when you were at the explosion site tonight, what did you see?

Tad: People hurt, people injured, dying.

Di: And what else?

Tad: Pain. Grief.

Di: But -- but then?

Tad: What do you mean, "but then?" Look, I don't -- I'm not following you.

Di: I mean that -- that's not all you saw. You know, you saw families reunited. You saw people hugging -- um -- when they -- when they knew that their loved ones were ok, you know? I mean, you saw second chances.

Tad: We've been through this. You -- you've earned your second chance. We both have after everything that's happened since --

Di: I'm not talking about my second chance, I'm talking about yours. This -- this disaster showed us -- the luckier ones -- that we can go on, you know, that there's still life. We just have to -- we just have to reach and take it. So -- um -- you loved a wonderful woman, and you've lost her more times than you -- than you should've. She doesn't have to be forgotten. But, Tad, you've waited too long to give yourself a second chance of happiness. I want to try and make you happy, I want to try and earn a place in your heart -- I mean, if you'll give me a chance.

Tad: Why do you think I'm here? Di?

[Di sighs]

Tad: Why do you think I came here tonight? I want my second chance. I want to start over.

[As Tad kisses Di, Dixie silently weeps.]

Ryan: I want you to sit right down, and I want you to eat that, and I don't even want you to think about telling me that you're not hungry.

Kendall: You did this for me before -- when I thought Miranda was gone.

Ryan: Your family's still here. They're all right.

Kendall: Ethan's not. I hurt him, Ryan. I told him, I said I would never forgive him for helping you.

Ryan: He did that for his own reasons, Kendall, not just you.

Kendall: Yeah, but the most important thing to him was that I never forgive Zach. That's the last thing he said to me. And he was angry, he was so angry. He was so sure that Zach didn't care. And Simone -- Simone thinks that Zach doesn't care, but he does, Ryan. He does, he cares much, and this will kill him.

[In the morgue, Zach lowers the sheet covering his son.]

Simone: Ethan was the one. I never expected to lose him like this. We were getting married in March. He promised me sunny skies. I'm sorry. Thank you. Thank you for listening to me and for not telling me that everything's going to be ok.

Julia: There's nothing anybody could tell you that would make it any better. You couldn't hear them, anyway.

Simone: I miss him already.

Julia: I've been where you are. I loved a wonderful man, and I lost him. But I made it through the other side. And once you're gone through all these tears and all the anger, you will start to find a chance to smile. But it's going to take a long time.

Simone: I don't think --

Julia: Hey, you shouldn't be alone. Why don't -- why don't you let me take care of you.

Krystal: Babe was here. That EMT saw her outside the house.

J.R.: Well, she's probably dazed and lost.

Krystal: Well, let's split up. Let's search the grounds.

Adam: This is a job for rescue personnel.

Jamie: Shut up. Let's go.

Winifred: Mr. Chandler! Mr. Chandler, thank God I found you!

J.R.: What's wrong, Winifred?

Winifred: It's the -- it's the baby! Little Adam’s gone!

Janet: People just don't understand my sweet Amanda. I don't think they appreciate all that she's done for them. Now, I've had to cope with that my entire life, but I make do. It's just that Amanda hasn't learned that yet.

Babe: I -- I'd like to make it up to Amanda. Maybe -- maybe I've just been jealous, blamed my mistakes with Jamie on her.

Janet: Well, you certainly did. I mean, it's not her fault. You can't blame her for your trashy behavior.

Babe: But I -- I can't control Jamie or tell him how to feel about Amanda. I can't tell him what to do.

Janet: No, he's too strong and stubborn for that.

Babe: I -- I won't get in Amanda and Jamie’s way, if that's what you mean?

Janet: That's better.

Babe: J.R. and I, we're -- we're really happy we're getting married again.

Janet: I'm really not sure how I feel about that, to be honest -- you and J.R. together, rich, happy, and with your child. My Amanda -- with nothing. Oh, something will have to be done to rectify that.

[Teakettle whistles]

Janet: Ooh, water's ready.

Babe: You know, maybe -- maybe Amanda can make it up to Jamie. She can sit down and talk to him and --

Janet: My daughter's dreams have been shattered. I mean, she came here hoping to have a happy college experience, and that bombed, and then there was that TV job -- poof, that was all gone. And the common denominator in all of this is -- it's you, Babe. You seem to be at the root of all of Amanda's problems, and I have to be the solution.

Babe: If I've hurt Amanda in any way, I'll make it up to her, I promise.

Janet: Why should I listen to any of your promises?

Babe: Because you're a mother. And I know how far I'd be willing to go for my child, and I know everything you're doing for yours right now -- from one mother to another.

Janet: Being nice to Amanda isn't going to be enough. People hate her. Her life is ruined.

Babe: I -- I'm part owner of Fusion now. I could offer Amanda a very important job at -- she is a beautiful girl. She could be our spokesperson or -- or work in R&D -- whatever she wants.

Janet: Now, that's a start.

Babe: And -- um -- and I could sit down with Jamie. Yes, and I'll make him understand that I was wrong to blame Amanda -- for the poisoning of the soup and pushing me down the stairs.

Janet: And?

Babe: And -- and for putting all those people in the truck. I was wrong to blame Amanda for that, wasn't I?

Janet: Of course you were. It wasn't her, it was all me! But you have left out my greatest achievement.

Babe: What am I missing?

Janet: Kaboom!

Babe: You caused the explosion.

Amanda's voice: Maybe you need a little more help.

Janet's voice: Well, you just sound like your father. I can't go back in that place with a -- a bunch of crazy people, because I'm not crazy. Do you understand that?

Amanda: Of course you're not, Mom, but maybe if you do --

Janet: I don't think that I could ever do that again. I don't think I'd make it out again. You know what they do? They -- they give you these terrible drugs, and they just take away everything. It's -- they take away your soul. Everything that you love about your mother would be gone.

Amanda: The hospital helped you last time, maybe it'll help again.

Janet: Well, I had issues the last time, and I understand that, but I'm fine now. And -- and do you know what happens when you put regular people in with the loony tunes? You turn into a zombie. It's like being in one of those awful horror movies, and I -- I don't think I could take that again. I think I would just die before I was able to do that again. Do you understand that?

Amanda: Yes, Mom, I understand, but --

Janet: So I need you to swear to me, because you're the only one I trust. You swear to me -- swear to me that you will never put me away again! Can you swear to that? Swear you will never do that to me again! Swear!

Amanda: I swear. I swear I will never let anyone do that to you. I swear, Mom.

Di: So? We're really going to give us a chance?

Tad: Sounds like it to me.

Di: Well, I have been waiting for this for a long time, and I intend to make the most of it.

Tad: I intend to let you.

Di: How about we -- how about we try something crazy?

Tad: Yeah? You want to jump the couch? Let me take a shower first.

Di: Oh.

Tad: In five minutes, I --

Di: How about a date?

Tad: You're kidding. A date?

Di: Yeah.

Tad: What are we talking? A burger at BJ’s and a movie?

Di: Well, that is the traditionally accepted format, yes.

Tad: Well, jinkies, Ms. Henry. Do you think we've got what it takes to dance that close to the edge?

Di: We, let's throw caution to the wind. It'll be you and the real me this time.

Tad: How about tomorrow night?

Di: That sounds good. And bring some cash, I like dessert.

Tad: Sheesh.

[Di laughs]

Di: You know what, Tad? Thank you. Thank you for letting me be me. And I'm sorry for everyone who's hurting tonight.

Tad: I'll see you tomorrow.

Di: I can't wait.

[After kissing Tad good-bye, Di goes back into the house but Dixie is gone.]

Di: Ok, you can come out now, Dixie. And while you're at it, you can tell me why when I backed –

[Ryan holds Kendall as she cries.]

[After tenderly stroking his face, Zach kisses Ethan.]

Zach: I'm sorry, son. I'm sorry.

Babe: I'll talk to Amanda. I'll make the job offer at Fusion the second I get back. She's going to have a great time, I'll make sure of it.

Janet: Oh, it sounds wonderful, Babe!

Babe: Ok, so, let's go! Where's Little A’s coat, because the sooner I get back, the sooner I can make things right.

J.R.: What do you mean, my son's missing?

Krystal: Did you check the play room?

Adam: Where'd you see him last?

Jamie: Maybe this time he just really learned how to crawl out of his crib.

[After his phone rings, J.R. reads a text message purportedly from Babe: “You won't see us again, J.R.  I took our son. Forget me and him.”]

Janet: Ah, there we go. Ha. What did you say, dear?

Babe: What did you just do?

Janet: Never you mind.

Babe: You know, I would be more than happy to take the baby and the car down the mountain if you're too tired to make the trip. I can just send somebody back up with it.

Janet: Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

[Janet locks the front door's dead bolt.]

Janet: You can't go yet. Because we're not done. Not even close.

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

Babe (to Janet): Are you saying that this cabin could explode?

Janet (waving a knife in front of Babe's face): I'm saying you need to start behaving -- for all our sakes.

Tad (to Joe): You want me to find out who his parents are.

Joe (to Tad): Of course I do. He's a Martin.

Josh (to Erica): I don't want to be your son.

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