AMC Transcript Tuesday 2/28/06

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 2/28/06

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Joe: That's wonderful.

Erica: Joe?

Tad: You're putting Josh on staff?

Joe: He's just accepted an internship.

Josh: I'll stop by your office later and nail down the details.

Joe: Yeah, that sounds good. I'll have everything ready.

Josh: Aren't new beginnings inspiring?

Erica: Joe, you -- you cannot do this.

Joe: Josh needs a job, I need an intern.

Erica: Josh cannot work in this hospital. Please, Joe, tell him that you made a mistake. Tell him that another intern has been hired already.

Joe: I can't do that.

Erica: I want him out of Pine Valley.

Joe: No, Erica. I will not turn my back on my grandson.

J.R.: Where's my son? You said you talked to Babe -- you know where she took him?

Jamie: I haven't talked to Babe.

J.R.: You said you had something concrete.

Jamie: Aidan thinks he has a lead that will help us find Babe and Little Adam.

J.R.: Oh. This -- this is your lead? First you try to dump it on Janet, now this nut job? No, forget it. Babe took my son, not some random nut job.

Janet: Joltin' Janet knocks one out of the park, and we got two runners headed for home!

Amanda: Oh, my God.

Janet: That would be you and me, honey.

Amanda: Mom, did you kill him?

Janet: If I had wanted to do him in, I would've used a crowbar.

Amanda: Oh, my God.

Janet: No, this just put a dent in his arrogance. Sweetie, I have been so worried about you.

Amanda: Mom, I wanted to find you --

Janet: Because you miss me as much as I miss you -- oh, I know, darling. I know, sweetie. I got all your messages, and I know that you needed me to come whack this no-goodnik. I have, my job here is done. Let's go get ice cream.

Amanda: Mom, no, we can't!

Janet: Are you worried about a triple-chocolate zit attack?

Amanda: Mom!

Janet: It's ok, just this once.

Amanda: Listen! What did you do with Babe and her son?

Babe: Ow! Ooh! Oh, that hurt! Oh. I'm sorry, baby.

Little Adam: What happened?

Babe: Mommy's hurt her finger a little bit. It's ok, though. It's a little boo-boo.

Little Adam: It's a little hurt?

Babe: It's a little hurt, but I'll be ok. See? All better.

Little Adam: It's all better?

Babe: All better. I'll be fine.

Little Adam: It's better?

Babe: You're such a sweet boy. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray --

Little Adam: What's that?

Babe: You'll never know dear how much I love you --

Little Adam: No, no, no, Mama. After that.

Babe: Please don't take my sunshine away.

Little Adam: Sing it!

Babe: Sing it again.

Little Adam: Sing that song.

Babe: Sing that song?

Dixie: What did you say?

Zach: Your name -- Dixie. I hope that's short for something.

Dixie: That's funny. Um -- you know, I look like a lot of people. Who's -- who's she? Was she somebody you went to school with?

Zach: Don't do that. I know exactly who you are. I recognized you the moment you walked up -- Dixie Cooney Martin. Welcome back to Pine Valley.

Dixie: I don't know you.

Zach: I don't know you, either. But I know your story, and I know some of your family.

Dixie: Really? Which ones?

Zach: Di. I talk to her quite a bit. You know, she used to be Dixie.

Dixie: Yeah, I heard.

Zach: Hmm. She wanted a new life -- I get that. But why she'd want to grab on to yours with that family -- I don't understand. Maybe she was desperate.

Dixie: You're not fond of my family?

Zach: No, I'm not. Uncle Palmer, Tad? That little idiot Junior? That kid's a mess.

J.R.: You still fronting for Babe? You trying to throw me off, make me scared? First it's Janet -- no, no, now it's Jonathan Lavery?

Jamie: Are you done? Or do you want to continue to make a jerk out of yourself?

Erin: Listen, Jonathan didn't come here to be accused of --

Jamie: Erin, we know that Jonathan didn't take Babe and Little Adam.

J.R.: You're damn right. Babe's the one who set the whole thing up.

Aidan: You want me to shut him up for you, Jamie?

Jamie: Just what did you find?

Aidan: I've been covering Janet Dillon’s neighborhood.

Erin: Who's Janet?

Jonathan: Dillon, like -- like Amanda Dillon.

Jamie: Exactly. Janet is Amanda's mother.

Aidan: And she has a history of mental illness.

J.R.: So do thousands of people. That doesn't mean that she took him. My vicious ex-wife did that.

Jamie: You want to find your son or not?

Aidan: Janet's house is deserted, and nobody in her neighborhood has seen her since before Thanksgiving.

Jamie: That's right, J.R. -- Thanksgiving, when your family was sucking down poisoned soup, and then at Christmas when Little Adam was missing.

Jonathan: I found him in -- in the church.

Jamie: Right. And then when a truckload of our relatives were driven into quicksand --

Aidan: Jonathan, when did you first meet that woman? Was it before Thanksgiving?

Jonathan: No, it was way after Thanksgiving. The last time I saw her was -- was with Amanda in the jail.

Janet: I took out all my Amanda scrapbooks -- that's how much I needed my Amanda fix -- and I put them all out, and I looked at all the pictures of my Mandy-Pandy. Oh, and look -- look what I found to carry with me always. Do you remember? Now, these were good times. This is when you and I first found each other as mother and daughter.

Amanda: Babe and Little Adam -- Mom, you took them somewhere. You did something to them. You have to tell me.

Janet: Honey, Babe -- oh, oh! That hateful person, she's just ruining your life, my sweetie. Don't even think about her. Don't. Just put her out of your pretty mind, because Babe isn't going to bother you ever again.

Babe: See, it's all better. It's ok.

Little Adam: It's all better?

Babe: It's all better, sweetie. Janet? Hey, that -- that scream of pain that you heard in here? Um -- I got this wicked splinter. You have some peroxide? Sounds like the wicked troll is asleep. Sweetie, will you do Mommy a favor? If I ever go off the deep end like that, will you put me away --

[Little Adam mumbles]

Babe: So I can't torture people?

Janet: It is not very heavy, so --

Amanda: I have got to find Babe.

Janet: No. No! Why go looking for irritation and heartache, especially when there's double-fudge ripple waiting for us?

Amanda: Mother, I'm not 7 years old anymore, ok? You can't distract me with sweets. Just tell me about Babe and her son.

Janet: Once upon a time, there was a blonde little gnome, pretty to look at but rotting in her soul.

Amanda: Mother, you have got to focus!

Janet: I am! I am looking at the greatest gift of my life. If I ever have to grow up, I want to grow up to be just like you.

Amanda: Mom, don't say that.

Janet: Why not? It's true, treasure. Now, come on, baby. Sit down. Tell me, did -- did Babe's greasy-looking father -- did he try to hurt you? Is he on her bandwagon like everyone else in this God-forsaken town? Honey, they all want to hurt you. They want to take away your happiness.

Babe: Not "they," Mother! Not "they" -- you! You are the only one doing that. You're hurting me, Mom. You're ruining my life.

Erica: How could you hire Josh to work here at this hospital?

Joe: Josh is your son, my grandson.

Erica: You say that as -- as if we've known that forever.

Joe: Well, it's going to take a little getting used to.

Erica: Joe, Josh can never know what we know. No, I mean, I -- I have given this a lot of thought. And Josh should just go away from here. He should go far away. I mean, that's really what's best for everyone, especially for Josh.

Joe: Keeping him in the dark, hmm?

Erica: No -- protecting him.

Tad: She's got a point. What if you were Josh? How would you feel if you found out one day that everything that --

Joe: That you were my mother?

Erica: That I had terminated my pregnancy. I mean, what is Josh going to think of -- of what Greg Madden did?

Joe: I don't care about that. My main concern right now is my grandson himself. Now, I know he's been bouncing around, you know, going from medicine to Wall Street to television --

Erica: Sabotage.

Joe: Josh has lost his way, and I intend to help him find it again.

Josh: Pop? Congratulate me. I'm about to become your colleague. I accepted Joe Martin's offer. You're looking at Pine Valley Hospital's newest and brightest intern. Yeah, this place doesn't know what it's getting.

J.R.: So Janet was taken back to the mother ship before Thanksgiving. So what?

Jamie: Jonathan was stalked by a woman wearing different disguises. That woman set him up.

J.R.: You want to believe Lavery, you go right ahead, but it doesn't mean the woman that he's claiming to see was her. Let's not forget -- Jonathan used to believe that his dead brother was calling the shots.

Jonathan: I was sick!

J.R.: Yeah, you were sick, and you still are sick!

Aidan: Why don't you just do us a favor and shut up, J.R.!

Janet's voice: But life can be so sucky-wucky!

[Tape stops]

J.R.: What the hell –

Aidan: I gained access to Janet's house.

Erin: Whoa. You mean you broke in?

Aidan: And I found these tapes.

Jamie: That was Janet.

Aidan: Janet seems to have taped every single phone conversation that she had with Amanda. Jonathan, come over here. I want you to listen to these tapes and see whether you recognize Janet's voice.

Jonathan: Sure, ok.

Amanda's voice: Mom, you know I love you.

Janet's voice: I'm as bad as Trevor says I am.

Amanda's voice: Mom, no!

Janet's voice: Your father thinks I smother you, that I won't cut the apron strings, that I can't.

Amanda's voice: It's ok, Mom. Please don't get upset.

Janet's voice: I lost so much time with you.

J.R.: What is the point of this?

Erin: Shh!

Janet's voice: I have all that time to make up. Amanda, please come home.

Amanda's voice: I have to make my own way.

Janet's voice: Why? And why Pine Valley of all the hateful towns in the world?

Amanda's voice: It's where I used to live. I have friends here. Have you been taking your meds?

Janet's voice: They don't keep me from being lonely for my little girl. If you can't visit me, I'll come to you.

Amanda's voice: No! Pine Valley has some pretty bad memories for you, Mom.

Janet's voice: I can stand anything for you.

Jonathan: That's her! That's the chameleon lady!

Janet: How can you say that when everything I do, I do for you to make you happy?

Amanda: Explosions don't do it for me, Mom.

Janet: I brought down the house!

Amanda: And you think that's funny?

Janet: I just want you to smile. Honey, it's better when you smile.

Amanda: Mom, people were injured, people died. Do you get that?

Janet: Didn't want to kill anyone, I didn't. I can't -- ahem -- take this. I can't listen to these hateful accusations. I am not a criminal! I am a devoted, loving mother.

Amanda: Mom, listen, ok? Listen, it's not your fault, ok? It's my fault. I should've found Dad, I should've gotten him back here.

Janet: Your father could not have stopped me from helping you. No one could.

Amanda: Mom, listen. I love you, but I cannot let you leave here by yourself.

Janet: You're coming with me, then. Excellent! It's going to be like the good old days! The Dillon gals together again oh, come on! Let's go home and have a spa night. We can do facials and manicures.

Amanda: Mom, stop! No, listen, ok? I cannot give you the help that you need. I've got to take you back to the hospital.

Erica: Joe, there's a lot of weight to what you say. But the truth about Josh is that he's a self-starter. He's a go-getter.

Tad: He's a shark.

Erica: He doesn't need your help. And he doesn't really want this job. He's -- he's using you to spite his father and me.

Joe: Could be. But, Erica, what if Miranda grew up not knowing who you were, and then she appeared suddenly in your life as an adult? Would you turn your back on her? No matter what Miranda did, could you cut her out of your life?

Erica: You know I couldn't.

Joe: Well, there's your answer.

Tad: Josh isn't Miranda. I'm telling you, you can't trust him.

Erica: Joe, can't you just tell Josh that you were mistaken?

Joe: Years ago, Erica, you made a choice without consulting any of us, and Jeff had to accept it. So did Ruth and but now, through some miracle, we discover that we have a grandson that we never knew anything about.

Erica: But something about that miracle is terribly wrong.

Joe: I'm grateful.

Erica: Are you saying that you approve of what Greg Madden did?

Joe: Erica, I never approved of what you did.

Josh: Let me know if you want to consult on a case.

Greg: You're so smug and superior. You only accepted Joe's offer so you could stick it to me.

Josh: Oh, and you're so perceptive. You should've become a shrink, Dad. And don't forget, I'm sticking it to Erica, too. She wanted me out of town, as well.

Greg: How could this have happened?

Josh: Poor Dad. Am I more pain in the rear than miracle son? You brought me into the world to do great things. Why don't you enjoy the view?

Greg: If only I --

Josh: What? If only I had never been born?

Greg: Don't say that. I didn't say that. Don't even think that. I love you. I wanted you so badly I risked --

Josh: You risked what, Dad?

Dixie: Wait a minute. Are you going to tell my family that you saw me, that I'm here?

Zach: No. I don't interfere in people's lives anymore. And I don't give a damn about your family.

Dixie: Listen. The things that you did to your son, the crimes that you committed, if -- if you could go back and undo them, would you?

Zach: I did what I believed to be the right thing to do.

Dixie: So if you could go back, you would probably make the same choices? The same mistakes?

Zach: I probably would.

Dixie: God help me, so would I.

Janet: You're all the help I need. You're all the medicine! Please, my darling, please. Trust me. Believe in me. I would never do anything wrong. I am only protecting my baby and taking care of her the way I've always protected her.

Amanda: Mom, I love you, I do --

Janet: And it's your turn to protect me. Honey, please -- please don't send me back to that place. They don't care about who I am, and they -- they just twist me inside and out. I don't want to go back there. I don't want to be that person again. Please don't -- please -- please don't make me be her again. I don't like her. She scares me. She -- she's no fun, and she's uninteresting, and she has no soul! She has no spirit. She has no -- she's just nothing. There's nothing there for her, not in her life, and there's nothing for her to love, not even herself. I can't -- please! Oh, God, please, Amanda, do not send me back to the hospital! Honey, you swore! Oh, my God, you swore that you would never send me back to the hospital!

Amanda: Ok! Ok, I won't, all right?

Janet: Oh.

Amanda: I won't.

Janet: Oh, thank you, sweetie. Thank you, my baby.

Amanda: Look, I'm sorry, Mom. I didn't mean to upset you, ok?

Janet: You do love me?

Amanda: Yes, and no matter what, you know that.

Janet: Yeah, oh, God, I feel so much better. I can breathe again.

Amanda: Are you cold?

Janet: No. No, I'm warm as toast with cinnamon butter on it. How come?

Amanda: Uh -- I think Miss Fargate’s trying to save on her heating bill.

Janet: Oh, sweetie, are you cold? Here, you want my coat?

Amanda: No, no. You keep it, Mom, but do you mind getting me a sweater from my room?

Janet: Which one?

Amanda: I don't care.

Janet: I'm going to get you one that matches those beautiful gold flecks in your eyes. Thank you, sweetie.

[David groans]

Janet: Uh-oh.

David: Ohh.

Janet: Uh-uh-uh-uh. Nothing like the good book --

David: Aah!

Janet: To get you through the night.

[Just as David is about to regain consciousness, Janet knocks him out again with another whack on the head.]

Amanda: Mom!

Janet: Oh. Well, he -- he deserves a headache for messing with my princess.

Janet's voice: Honey, are you sure everything's fabu? You sound a weensy bit down in the Dumpster.

Aidan: Are you sure?

Amanda's voice: No, everything's ok, great. Everything's great.

Janet's voice: You can't fool Mother. Those Pine Valleyites can be hell.

Jonathan: That's her! No, that -- that is her, Aidan! That's the -- that's the chameleon lady. That was the trooper and the balloon person and the nurse and --

J.R.: Lavery's word for anything is meaningless.

Jamie: You can't let yourself believe it, can you? Babe has to be the kidnapper.

J.R.: Babe took him, and you're obviously protecting her.

Jamie: I wish like hell Babe was on a beach watching Little Adam build a sand castle, but it ain't happening!

[Phone rings]

Jamie: Hello?

Amanda: It's me, Jamie. I need you over here fast.

Jamie: Wait. What's going on?

Amanda: Get over here right now! You have to hurry!

Jamie: Hello? Are you there? Hello!

[Amanda gasps when Janet takes the phone away from her.]

Janet: You should put this on my tombstone -- "She was stabbed in the back by her serpent's tooth."

Amanda: Mom, I was checking my messages.

Janet: You were calling Jamie Martin. I heard you.

Amanda: I just need you to calm down and listen, ok, Mom?

Janet: I am sick of being calmed down. And I'm sick of people who say they care about me turning against me. You're -- you're still crazy for that Jamie Martin. You're wild about him. How could you choose him over your own mother?

Amanda: Mom, I didn't, I just want you to get the care --

Janet: Yes, you did. Yes, you did. You're wild about him. And this is the biggest mistake -- trust me, I know what I'm talking about. I was wild about Trevor. I would do anything. I transformed myself for him, just to get his attention away from Nattie. You don't need to do this. You do not need to degrade yourself this way.

Amanda: I won't --

Janet: You are not the little chubby-cheeked, mousy-haired, four-eyed, clumsy -- you're beautiful. You're wonderful. You deserve everything. You deserve to have everything that you dream of. It's Babe -- Babe, that little vicious bitch blonde. She doesn't deserve to be a mother. You know that. She really doesn't. She does not deserve to be a mother to that sweet, wonderful little boy, who deserves much better than she is.

Amanda: Mom, Babe loves Little Adam. She's his mother.

Janet: And this counts with you? Oh. All of a sudden, mothers rule? Except when it's your mother. Is that it? You just don't love me anymore now.

Amanda: Yes, I do! Mother, listen! I love you so much, my heart hurts! And I don't want to lose you again. That is why I have to take you back to the hospital. Because I don't want what we have to end.

[Babe closes her eyes and imagines what could be a happy ending.]

Babe: Sleep tight, sweetie. Sweet dreams of your daddy. Oh! I knew it! I just told Little A that you --

J.R.: Is he ok? Are you ok? You're both ok?

Babe: We are now. Oh! Oh --

J.R.: I'm sorry. I freaked out. I've been messing with us when we could have been happy. But we will be, I swear. I love you, Babe. I never stopped loving you. God, I love you.

Babe: Let's just get out of here.

J.R.: We're going to get --

Babe: Little A, we're going home.

J.R.: We're going to get married first. We're going to find a justice of the peace. Little Adam can be our unofficial witness. And when we get back home, we're going to be husband and wife. No more fights, no more being apart.

Babe: I love you, J.R.

J.R.: Who was that? Babe? Hmm?

Jamie: Call me back, fast.

J.R.: That was Babe, wasn't it?

Jamie: You think you know everything. Yeah, J.R. Yeah, it was Babe. She's in Tahiti, and she reserved me a cabana.

J.R.: Hey, this is serious.

Jamie: Then start listening to someone who has a clue!

[Door closes]

J.R.: Where the hell is he going?

Jonathan: Going to Tahiti. Why -- why are you always so angry? Erin, does he have a brain tumor, too?

Aidan: You'd better join forces with your brother, J.R., before it's too late.

J.R.: To hell with Jamie. You know what? To hell with all of you. You can't save Babe. I'm going to make her sorry she ever took my son, sorry for the rest of her short, miserable life.

[J.R. storms out, slamming the door behind him.]

Dixie: Look, I came back because I had to see my son. I had to know how he was doing. It was time, among other things. And I was going to just take a look and -- and run away, but I didn't.

Zach: When I found out that Ethan was my son, I should have left. Now he's left me.

Dixie: Why are you still here?

Zach: A woman.

Dixie: Ha, ha. And you love her?

Zach: Yeah, I do. But I've done things to her, too.

Dixie: Can you undo them?

Zach: I don't think so. What about you? You still love Tad?

Dixie: Hmm. Tad and I were kids together. We wished on stars together. I still do sometimes. And I -- I know he does, too. I feel it. But if he finds out what I've done, no more wishes.

Tad: Pop, why don't you take it easy. She's already been through enough.

Joe: Erica called the shots all those years ago, and now she's trying to dictate what I do now.

Erica: No, Joe, I really did have very, very good reasons.

Joe: For breaking Jeff's heart? He loved you, Erica, even when he realized you didn't love him.

Erica: It's just not true.

Joe: With you, it was always career. Before husband, before children -- it was all about your shot at success.

Erica: No, Joe, really, it wasn't like that. I just -- when I found out that I was pregnant, I had this -- this overwhelming constant anxiety attack. It was like this weight was pressing on my chest. It was a panic. And -- and I didn't know it at the time. I didn't know why, but it was not about career or success. I know that now.

Tad: Kendall.

Erica: Yes. Joe, I had been pregnant before. Only I didn't know that. I had blocked it. I had no idea. I disassociated because that pregnancy was the result of the rape. And, of course, I didn't know that when I was married to Jeff. All I knew was that I had this overwhelming -- this -- this -- this blinding constant fear. That's why I couldn't have Jeff's baby. I couldn't. That's why I broke his heart. Joe, I did what I did to survive.

Joe: I'm sorry if I misjudged you. We didn't -- we just didn't have all the facts at the time.

Erica: Thank you. Then you understand why you can't hire Josh to work here.

Joe: I won't rescind my offer.

Erica: Have you also decided to tell him that he's your grandson?

Joe: I don't think that's my place, Erica. Perhaps you?

Erica: No. No, I won't change my mind. Josh should not know that I'm his mother.

Joe: And you think Jeff will feel the same way?

Tad: I've already spoken with him. Jeff's not ready to make any kind of decision.

[Pager beeps]

Joe: Excuse me. I have to get back to my office.

Erica: Tad, is there anything you can do?

Tad: Not when his mind's made up. That's just the kind of man he is. Families always come first, last, and always. And as of now, like it or not, Josh is family.

Josh: Don't care to share, Dad? What, are you ashamed? Afraid to tell me what you've risked bringing me into the world? You know what? Your old memories don't matter. Keep 'em. The future -- my future -- is all that counts. And it's going to be great.

Greg: Be careful.

Josh: You know what? Take your own advice. And stay out of my way.

Jonathan: That is her! The shape of her face and her mouth -- that's the lady!

Erin: And there is no doubt?

Jonathan: No. No, none -- none at all. I mean, she looks like a fun person, but she's not, Aidan. She's -- she's really dangerous.

Aidan: Yep, she is very dangerous. And with your help, we might just be able to put her away.

Erin: Great, so -- what's the next step?

Aidan: We go down to the police station, we play them these tapes, we show them this picture, and we tell them what you told us.

Erin: It's ok, they're going to believe you, all right?

Jonathan: It'll help Little Adam and Babe?

Aidan: And we'll find them.

Erin: And the police will drop all the charges against you.

Jonathan: Ok. Ok, let's go.

Aidan: I got to call Chief Derek Frye and fill him in first.

Jonathan: Ok.

Erin: Ok.

Jonathan: Ok. Thank you, Aidan. I have somewhere that I have to stop first, but I'll meet you back at home, ok?

Erin: Ok.

Jonathan: Ok.

Aidan: You know, that Janet Dillon is a psychopath. I mean, is there a crime out there that she hasn't committed? And now she's gone and taken an innocent boy and his mother? And Jonathan is just trying to start his life all over again and right the wrongs that he has done, and that woman could have put him in prison for the rest of his freaking life!

Erin: Yeah. Yeah, but thanks to you, that's not going to happen, Aidan.

Aidan: Yeah. Yeah, Jonathan's going to be ok now.

[Aidan sighs]

Erin: I think I love you.

Amanda: I don't want to push you away, Mom. I want you with me.

Janet: In a chemical haze, behind barbed wire and an electronic fence.

Amanda: I'm going to come and visit you lots, and you're going to get better.

Janet: I am fine, right now, just the way I am. You don't give a damn about me. You only care about finding Babe and her son, so that you can score bigtime points with Jamie Martin.

Amanda: That is not why I did this.

Janet: This is a mistake, Amanda. You will rue this, bigtime. Casting me aside for Jamie and Babe is a defining moment. Here and now, you start your downward slide into misery without your mom.

Amanda: Mom, I cannot let you go!

Janet: Sweetheart, you can't stop me.

Amanda: I think I can. You will have to fight me to get past me.

Tad: I have no idea what Jeff's plans are, but if he decides he wants to meet Josh, then we're going to have to come up with --

Josh: So -- Joe's gone?

Tad: Yeah, he had to answer a page.

Josh: You pressured him to take back his offer to me, didn't you?

Erica: I explained my position.

Josh: But I impressed the hell out of him. He wants me onboard. I tend to do that to most people. They respond to my focus, my drive --

Tad: Your modesty.

Josh: My confidence. And you were a fool to let me go, Erica. After everything I did for you? I gave you life.

Tad: Why don't you back off. She doesn't need the stress. What she needs is her rest.

Josh: Yeah, that's exactly what I'd prescribe. I'll see you soon.

Erica: He gave me life? I don't know -- I don't know how I'm going to be able to take this. I mean, Josh and Greg Madden in Pine Valley working here, with your father? Something's going to go wrong. I mean, it just has to.

[Dixie sighs]

Dixie: You know, when I was younger, I thought if I listened to my heart, I would make all the right decisions. Do all the right things.

Zach: Right things like wishing on stars and listening to your heart? Like that?

Dixie: Well, what should I have listened to? Someone older and wiser and more cynical?

Zach: Not that much older, honey. Anyway, you've come to the right cemetery.

Dixie: Listen, I've already heard from you. I should just leave well enough alone and fall back off the face of the earth? Something like that?

Zach: Worked well for me, didn't it?

Dixie: Mm-hmm.

Zach: Ok. No more advice, I promise.

Dixie: Thank you very much. I appreciate that. So you know who I am. Fair is fair.

Zach: Slater -- Zach Slater.

Dixie: And you work, I assume?

Zach: Work -- I own casinos.

Dixie: Good to know. Nice to meet you, Zach.

Zach: Nice to meet you, Dixie.

Dixie: Well, I should really let you have some time alone.

Zach: What are you going to do? You going to stay? Or are you going to leave?

Dixie: Wouldn't you like to know?

J.R.: What did your men find on Babe?

Man: Still hasn't been any credit card activity. No bank action. She hasn't booked any seats on any planes or trains. Hasn't rented a car.

J.R.: Well, step it up. Find Babe. And if my son's not with her, if something's happened to him, I'll bury you and your entire operation.

J.R.: If I don't bury someone else first.

[Leaning against the crib, Babe dozes off as Little Adam plays with his toys.]

[While pacing along the icy docks, J.R. has a revelation.]

J.R.: Ok. I know how to find you, Babe.

Janet: Step away from the door.

Amanda: You'll have to make me.

Janet: Oh, honey, I don't want to hurt you.

Amanda: Too late.

Janet: Oh, God! I thought my heart was broken before. I don't know if I can take the pain.

Amanda: Mom, no, please!

Janet: Sweetheart --

Amanda: Mom!

Janet: Let me go!

Amanda: No!

Jamie: Amanda? Amanda, are you in there? Amanda, let me in!

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

Babe (to Little Adam): Three's charm, and we're on our way home.

Janet (to Jamie): Help! Oh.

Amanda (to Janet): No! Come back! Wait!

J.R. (to Krystal): Put the pistol down.

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