AMC Transcript Monday 3/20/06

All My Children Transcript Monday 3/20/06


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J.R.: Out, now.

Amanda: I had to come. I came to say --

J.R.: Nobody gives a damn, Amanda. You show up after what your mother did to Babe and my son? Why don't you go now while you can still walk? Get out now, Amanda!

Amanda: I came to say I'm sorry.

J.R.: Oh, you're sorry? You're sorry -- for what? That our son's back with us, that Babe made it out alive? Would you get the hell out of here? Yeah.

Babe: Amanda, wait. I accept your apology.

Zach: I got you. You're ok.

Kendall: No, no. I'm not -- I'm not ok.

Zach: Step away from the edge, come on.

Kendall: I can't. I can't. I can't. My leg -- I can't -- I can't move my leg.

Zach: Come on. Just step away, and I'll take you downstairs.

Kendall: No, no. The hammock, the hammock -- the hammock is too high. It's too high. I can't -- right here -- right here, right here, right here.

Zach: Ok.

Kendall: I have to stay right here, I have to stay right here. I can't --

Zach: Sit down.

Kendall: I can't move. Please, please, please don't make me move.

Zach: Ok. I just want to take you downstairs.

Kendall: I can't. I can't. I can't go. I can't move. I can't move. If I move, I'll die.

Greg: I can't tell you how much this mean to me, your overture of friendship. It's such a joy just -- just to be able to sit here and visit with you and have conversation without stress, without anger, no tension.

Erica: Well, I just finally decided that it's up to me to -- to change things between us. Life is too short, don't you think?

Greg: Hmm.

Erica: More tea?

Greg: Yes, thank you.

Di: Have you lost your mind? Or is this some new game you want to play?

David: Don't waste my time. Dixie is alive. You know where she is. I want you to tell me.

Di: All right. I'll tell you where she is.

Tad: Di, are you in there?

[Knock on door]

Tad: Di? Or am I just talking to myself? Apparently so.

[On the other side of the door, Dixie decides to keep silent.]

David: I want Dixie, now. Don't bother taking me -- just tell me where. I'll go on my own.

Di: Um -- oh, she's up there. It's the second star to the right. Don't forget your fairy dust and, you know, give my best to Tinkerbell.

David: Damn it, Di. I'm in no mood for your games.

Di: Ok, what's your plan, David? Huh? You really craving to see me play the main part in "Dixie Comes Alive, Part Two?" We are sure to fool them this time, huh?

David: Forget your two-bit imitation --

Di: Oh.

David: And knock off the garbage. Just tell me where she is!

Di: David.

David: I got confirmation that Dixie’s alive -- from your brother, Del.

Erica: Well, I certainly hope I haven't kept you too long. This went even better than I had imagined -- such a pleasant surprise.

Greg: For me, as well. I best get back to the hospital. Perhaps I'll see you there on Jack's floor.

Erica: Yes.

Greg: I've wanted this for so long, just for us to be this way so when we meet, things will be pleasant.

Erica: I'm only sorry that it took us this long to get to this place.

[As soon as Greg leaves, Erica places his tea cup and saucer into a pillow case and shatters it against the fireplace mantel.]

J.R.: Dead meat. Do you get that? If it were up to Amanda, Little Adam would be calling Janet "Mommy" and you would be stone-cold dead.

Babe: J.R., how about you go check to see if Little Adam is up from his nap yet?

J.R.: What? Leave you alone with that?

Babe: He missed you a lot. Why don't you go do that for me, please?

Babe: Amanda, why don't you come sit for a second?

Amanda: I should've stopped her, done something, told somebody. J.R.’s right -- she could've killed you. She can do that -- kill people like it doesn't even matter, like they don't even matter.

Babe: I know.

Amanda: And Little Adam -- if I'd stopped her when I knew --

Babe: And I wish that you had, and I wish that my son had never seen the inside of that cabin. I wish that -- that the worst thing to happen the night of the Mardi Gras Ball was that they'd run out of champagne. I wish a lot of things, but I don't hate you, Amanda.

Amanda: I would. I do.

Babe: I -- I spent a lot of time with Janet. The things that she said and did -- she loves you a lot.

Amanda: Her heart and soul, sun and moon. Everything she did was for me, and I let her.

Babe: You just wanted to protect her.

Amanda: I was wrong.

Babe: Wrong or right, love is love. It's impossible sometimes. Love can make you do crazy things.

[Alone in her room, Dixie picks up a copy of the Pine Valley Bulletin off the breakfast table and reads the headline, “Chandler Heir and Mother Rescued:  Adam Chandler III and Arabella Carey Chandler to be released from hospital today.”

Kendall: I'm out there. I'm -- I'm in a -- a hammock a gazillion feet above --

Zach: Shh, no, no, no.

Kendall: Black asphalt.

Zach: You're right here with me.

Kendall: No, no, do I look -- do I look rational to you? I can't breathe. My head is spinning, my heart is racing, and I'm -- and I'm falling. I'm falling.

Zach: You're not falling. I'll make sure you're going to be ok, I promise you.

Kendall: You don't know that, you don't know that. You can't promise me.

Zach: Look at me. Look at me. When you were in the hammock, I didn't let you fall. I'm not going to let you fall now. I promise you.

Kendall: Because you came. You saved me, just like you did last time. Why are you here?

Zach: You needed help.

Kendall: How did you know that I needed help? You know, I -- I kept looking out there and I -- I couldn't move my legs and -- and my mind got all blurry, and then I -- I looked to the side and there you were, like magic.

Zach: I came to talk to Simone about something, and she wasn't there and on my way out, I heard you, so here I am. It's not really magic at all, is it?

Kendall: Fine. Then it's kismet, fate, karma.

Zach: You believe in those things?

Kendall: Yeah. Obviously, you don't.

Zach: People come, then they go -- not really that interesting. But you're safe, and it doesn't really matter how that happened.

Kendall: You're probably right. It could've been anybody -- a janitor, a delivery boy. Anyone with ears could've heard me. Shouldn't you be in Vegas?

Zach: Something came up.

Kendall: Right. Things to do -- that's what you said that day at your office.

Zach: When you came to see me.

Kendall: So, are you done yet or still in progress?

Zach: Uh -- still in progress. I guess these things take time.

Kendall: I like that -- "these things." You say that like I -- I know what these things are, like we've had big, long talks about it.

Zach: It's just business, not really worth talking about.

Kendall: So have you changed your mind about leaving?

Zach: What were you doing up here?

Kendall: I was just getting some air. I was trying to clear my head, think.

Zach: Did it work?

Kendall: Did I find my answer? No. Right back to where I started.

[Knock on door]

Gwen: It's Gwen.

Dixie: Hey.

Gwen: Hey.

Dixie: Come on in. That was fast.

Gwen: It sounded urgent. Is everything ok?

Dixie: Um -- I need a favor.

Gwen: Ok. Well, Zach says whatever you want. Name it.

Dixie: Great. I need a change of clothes, a specific change, actually.

Gwen: Clothes, I can handle.

Dixie: And one of those ID badges you guys all seem to have.

Gwen: Oh, what? These?

Dixie: Ah, yes, that's it. Do you make those here?

Di: Del told you Dixie’s alive?

David: Yep. He was quite clear, in fact.

Di: Oh. David, the way you hang on to your Dixie delusion -- I mean, I'd think it was sweet if I didn't know how sick you were, no offense. Huh.

David: You're still stalling.

Di: You know what? You're still grasping. I mean, I know you're hard-up for a woman, David, but you can't resurrect the dead just to get a date.

David: Oh, nice work -- pity, disdain, humiliation. Try to shame me into going. The only problem is I'm without shame.

Di: Hmm.

David: Ask anyone.

Di: Ok. All right, yeah, I'll play along. What did Del say exactly to convince you that Dixie was alive?

Tad: Oh, by all means, go on. I'd love to hear this.

Kendall: I thought I would be able to figure things out, maybe make sense of things. Maybe I'd start feeling what I'm supposed to or at least figure out why I don't.

Zach: Don't what? What are you supposed to be feeling?

Kendall: Mother love.

Zach: You don't mean Erica, do you?

Kendall: No. Me for him. Ryan feels something. He has all of these plans and dreams and, I mean, he can even picture what the kid's going to look like, kind of like Greenlee did when she was pregnant. She was waiting and hoping. You could see that she knew what it was like to hold him in her arms. I can't feel anything.

Zach: He's not here yet.

Kendall: But I -- I feel nothing, Zach. I don't see him. I have this little child growing inside of me, and I don't know how to love him. What is wrong with me?

Zach: This baby of yours, you want him to be safe?

Kendall: Yes.

Zach: And happy?

Kendall: Yes, of course.

Zach: And will you do whatever you can to make sure that his life is as good as it could be?

Kendall: All of it.

Zach: Well, then anyone who tells you that you don't love him is wrong.

Erica: Hi, sweetheart.

Jack: Hi. Well, look at you -- you're all smiles.

Erica: Well, you're not.

Jack: Huh.

Erica: Maybe I can help.

Jack: Hmm. Yeah, that's a big help. Can I tell you how much I'd like to continue this in the privacy of our own home, because I feel great. These doctors, however, are so damn stubborn.

Erica: Yes. Yes, doctors are kind of known for that, aren't they? They're famous. They can be stubborn.

Jack: What is that supposed to mean? Is that a dig?

Erica: No. Of course not. It just means that everything's going to be fine, Jack.

Jack: Yes, I know everything will be fine eventually. I want everything to be fine now, now.

Erica: Yeah, well, sweetheart, so do I, believe me, but don't you know that good things come to those who wait? Isn't that what you always tell me -- that I'm supposed to have some patience? Your turn.

Jack: What's going on with you?

Erica: I'm in supportive wife mode. Shouldn't I be?

Jack: Yes, you should be, and I appreciate it, but your voice -- there's something different.

Erica: Yes, there's something different -- you're better. And you're coming home soon, and that to me is a good day.

Jack: You know what? Let's forget about this supportive wife mode and let's get back to the Erica that I know and love. Something's up -- you want to tell me what it is?

Erica: Well, can't I just be happy?

Jack: Well, yes, I want you to be happy, but there's something else. It's relief, and I don't know what.

Erica: Yes, you're right. You're right. It is relief.

Jack: About?

Erica: About a nagging problem that I finally figured out how to solve.

Jack: Well, that's great news. Do I get to hear the details?

Erica: The details are too boring for you to worry about. It's being solved, even as we speak.

Greg: Just let me know if the patient experiences any more discomfort, will you?

Anita: Yeah. She looks better. There shouldn't be any more problems. Dr. Madden? Are you all right?

Greg: Yeah -- oh. Yes, I'm just -- I'm just a little dizzy.

Anita: Oh, you probably skipped breakfast. You know, there's protein bars in the break room. You should help yourself.

Greg: Thank you. I'll -- I'll do that.

Babe: It was a little scary talking to your mother -- not because of what she said she wanted to do, but because I got a peek at what her world was like.

Amanda: Her world, we're all in it.

Babe: My mama, she -- she loves me more than anything in this world and -- just like I love Little Adam, but it's not the same, the way that Janet feels for you.

Amanda: So many times I wished she were normal, wished we were normal.

Babe: But you loved her right back, took care of her. They told me how you talked her down that night, convinced her to give us back our son.

Amanda: She thought he would be her new family.

Babe: You are her family. Growing up like that, I understand everything that you've been through.

Amanda: What did I go through? I wasn't pushed down the stairs or poisoned or locked in a truck. I stood by, and I watched things happen. I am the person that promised to never let anyone lock her in a hospital again. I'm the reason she stayed free. I'm the reason she did what she did.

Babe: Come here. It's over.

Amanda: It's not.

Babe: That part is, your part.

Amanda: You know, when I first realized that I thought it could be my mom doing everything, I told her to stop. "Leave everyone alone before someone gets hurt or worse." And that -- I thought she listened, but the night of the Mardi Gras Ball, I knew -- she was gone, my mother, the one who took her pills and was clingy and weird, but not a killer. And all that was left was Janet from Another Planet, the woman who could blow up a whole building and kill people for no real reason at all. You know, I tried to stop her. I tried to tell Jamie, but I ran out of time and people died.

Babe: Janet did that, not you.

Amanda: If only I'd had more time. I tried to get my dad on the phone, I tried, and I tried.

Babe: I'm so sorry, Amanda, about your father.

Amanda: Daddy.

Babe: Come here.

David: If you gave a damn about Dixie, if you even loved her half as much as you say you did --

Tad: Don't you dare lecture me about Dixie or the truth. You lost that right a hell of a long time ago when you conned her into starting this whole thing. And now, what, you want to start it all over again? You want to start flinging around Janet's brand of insanity like some kind of brick you stuff in a sweat sock, so you can whack us in the back of the head?

David: Oh, that sounds like prison-speak, Tad. Did you give that to him?

Tad: Tell me something -- have you got any more tricks in that little cabin back up in the woods, any more "Dixie's alive" schemes or did you just blow everything the first time around?

David: I'm not the one that brought this out.

Tad: Oh, no, no, no. I'm sure it's Janet -- or no. I'm sorry, right? It's Del, or maybe, maybe it's the guy that sells newspapers on the corner of Fourth and Redford.

Di: I mean, if you're so creative, why can't you find a new way to torture people?

David: Why are you so terrified of the truth?

Tad: "Terrified of the truth." Oh, now you've done it, Dave. You see, you've wounded my masculine pride. Now I have to know the answer. Let's find out exactly what Del told you.

Del: What's with all the noise? Who let that in and why?

Tad: So you could tell us all about Dixie.

J.R.: Do you know what you're going to get for your birthday?

Little Adam: She took a shower.

J.R.: Yeah, she's showering, yeah.

Little Adam: That's a shower.

J.R.: Well, maybe I shouldn't tell you because Mama wants to keep it as a surprise. I know, I know. I probably shouldn't have brought it up in the first place. Well, you're right. I need to tell you now -- you're going to have a party. But it's not just going to be any party. Mama and Daddy are getting married again. What do you think about that? Give me a high-five? Yeah!

Dixie: I'm here to see the Chandler child. I can come back and see the child later if his parents are with him.

Bruno: It's nap time. He's on his own. But I don't have a Dr. Sellen on here.

J.R.: It's amazing, huh? What are you going to get for your birthday? A real, live family again. Going to have a family again, Little A. What do you think about that?

Babe: I don't think that your mother knows what she did to your father.

Amanda: She put him in -- she put my dad in --

Babe: I know. I know, I -- she thought that -- that she could wake him up, that they could start over.

Amanda: How could -- who thinks like that?

Babe: It made sense to her. Hey, I want you to listen to me, ok? Janet said that she loved your father very much.

Dixie: Must be a pretty special kid to have his own VIP list.

Bruno: I have orders.

Dixie: Yeah, I hear you. I'm totally legal. Just a last-minute fill-in.

Bruno: Nobody told me.

Dixie: Right. Yeah, I hear you. You'll probably get the update as soon as I'm out of here. I'm just doing a quick check on his vitals, you know? In and out. You could time me if you want.

Bruno: Take your time.

Babe: Amanda, I will help you get through this.

Brooke: Amanda? Hi, honey. I'm glad I found you. Actually, I brought some lunch from the outside. I left it in your room.

Dixie: Huh.

Dixie: Hello. Hi. What?

[Little Adam talks]

Dixie: Oh. Hello, sunshine.

Amanda: Thank you.

Babe: Go on. Say it before you explode.

J.R.: You pat her on the back? You let her cry on your shoulder? I mean, are you completely nuts?

Babe: Her father is dead, J.R.

J.R.: Well, that's what you get for having a psycho mother. Better luck next time.

Babe: She didn't choose Janet.

J.R.: Yeah, but she still covered for that wack job, and that makes Amanda a rancid bitch in my book. I mean, how -- how could you forgive her?

Babe: My mistake. I thought forgiveness is what you and I are about now.

J.R.: Oh, come on, Babe, be serious.

Babe: I am. Are you? What, when you went to my dad and Tad and Di and forgave them? Or did you just lie to all of us?

Di: Why the face, Del? Maybe it's a new book deal or maybe it's something involving David in a -- in a claim that Dixie is alive. Because if you hooked up with that slimeball --

Del: Whoa, whoa -- what? No, I do not have any deal with David. I never said a word to him about Dixie. He came in here, went off about Dixie being alive, and I told him to stuff it. If you upset my sister, I will take you out, you get me?

David: Oh, yeah, I get you, Delbert. Hope you enjoy the show, Tad. It was all for your benefit.

Tad: You know something? I'm going to go out on a limb here and give you a piece of advice. You just had a miracle land in your lap. Your daughter and your grandchild are back home safe and sound -- which you don't deserve. But that's not good enough for you. For some reason, you want to stick it to us all over again, start playing this "Dixie’s alive" game. Well, I don't care how or why. But you aim that "Dixie’s alive" scalpel at J.R.’s heart, and you won't be at that wedding. I'll make sure of it.

David: No one keeps me from my daughter -- on her wedding day or any day after. So take your moral superiority and stick it where even the Martin sun doesn't shine.

Kendall: Is it that simple? I mean, all these -- these things that I want for this child. That equals love?

Zach: Hmm.

Kendall: Ok, did you forget who you're talking to? Hi, it's me. It's Kendall. You're telling me that love equals simple? I don't -- uh-uh, I don't think so.

Zach: No? Then don't think. Feel. Not all love has to be complicated.

Kendall: What am I doing here?

Zach: Getting some air and clearing your head, you said.

Kendall: No, no, this. Me and you. Having a conversation with you about me and this baby -- both of which are really none of your business.

Zach: I know, but if I can help in any way, then --

Kendall: I -- I have to get out of here.

Zach: You sure it's what you want?

Kendall: Yeah, of course. I mean, I -- I can handle it. I'm -- I'm fine.

Zach: How about I get out of your life once I get you down the stairs?

Kendall: No, I didn't say that. I just meant that I --

Zach: I know what you meant. You trust me?

Kendall: To help me get down the stairs ok, or do I trust you?

Zach: The stairs.

Kendall: Sure. That, I trust just fine.

Babe: J.R., come here. You have all this talk of forgiveness. And you went to all these people in my life and our lives, and you're trying to put all the bad behind you. Or was it just a crock?

J.R.: Do you think that it was easy for me to forgive all those people, especially someone as messed up as your father? It was like chewing glass. And I meant every word.

Babe: So, what, Amanda's just out of luck?

J.R.: She's not family. She's not even a friend. Why should I have to forgive Amanda for protecting her mother?

Babe: Because she asked you to. Because she came to us, and she said she was sorry.

J.R.: Yeah, she should be.

Babe: J.R., you grew up with a wonderful mother, smart and -- and strong and loving -- sane. My mother -- she would be anywhere for me at any time for anything. Can you imagine what it was like for Amanda growing up with a mother like Janet?

J.R.: Bust out the hats and the cake for Amanda's pity party.

Babe: Ok, fine. Yes, Amanda did have someone to call Mommy, but she never had a mother. Maybe that is why she screws so many things up -- because she never saw how to do it right. So, what's our excuse for all of our screw-ups? We should know how to be better people, J.R. We learned from the best.

Dixie: Hey. Look at you. You look just like your daddy. Just like he did when he was a baby. Yeah. You know how I know that? I'm your daddy's mommy. Yes, I am. And I just had to see you one time live and in person, before I say good-bye. Not that I want to. You know I don't. Do you have any idea how loved you are? Your mama loves you. Your daddy loves you. And you want to know a little secret? I love you, too. Yes, I do. You are my sunshine. My only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You'll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away.

Erica: Chocolate cream pie.

Jack: Chocolate? That's your problem?

Erica: No, that's the solution. It was Reggie’s idea, actually. He came up with the idea that I slip a 20 to the hospital chef, and he would come up with the chocolate cream pie, just for you.

Jack: That's my boy. Solve it with sweets.

[Erica giggles]

Jack: How's my girl doing?

Erica: Oh. Well, Lily -- Lily's good. I mean, no sign of Jonathan Lavery anywhere.

Jack: Well, thank God for that. So they're fine, you're fine, I'm fine. Problem solved, huh?

Erica: And I'm going to bring Reggie and Lily by to see you a little bit later, ok?

Jack: Yeah.

Erica: Ok. I love you.

Jack: I love you. Did I tell you how much I hate this collar, however?

Erica: You're so -- romantic.

[Jack laughs]

Greg: You seem to be settling in well, son.

Josh: You seem thrilled about it.

Greg: Josh, I don't want to fight with you.

Josh: Neither do I. Later.

Greg: Oh, no, wait a minute --

Josh: You all right?

[Erica spies from the shadows]

Josh: Dad, what is it?

Greg: I -- something wrong.

[Greg grunts]

Zach: You sure?

Kendall: About what?

Zach: About going this alone. You still look a little green.

Kendall: I will recover. I'll manage.

Zach: I don't want you to get hurt.

Kendall: You still haven't answered me -- about if you still plan on leaving town or not. I'd like to know.

Zach: Why?

Kendall: Your condo -- I know someone who's interested. It would be nice to choose my neighbor for once.

Zach: I'll keep you posted.

Tad: Sweetheart, come on, lighten up. J.R. just learned a whole new word -- "forgiveness." If I weren't so happy, I swear, I'd be in shock.

Di: Hmm?

Tad: I mean, he and Babe are in love again. They want to be a family again. Now, you and me -- we can do this, if you believe we can.

Di: We can. I really think we can.

Dixie: I just want to remember your face. So that no matter wherever I am in the world, I can see you. I know I told you I came to say good-bye. It's hard to let go. The hardest thing in the world.

J.R.: This sucks. Looks like I'm going to have to forgive Amanda, hmm?

Babe: I can't tell you what to do.

J.R.: A clean slate for us means a clean slate across the board. I'll talk to her. I'll make everything right.

Babe: Have I mentioned how much I love you lately?

J.R.: Have I mentioned how much of a slacker you've been lately?

Babe: Excuse you!

J.R.: Lying around here, doing nothing while we have this wedding to plan?

Babe: I have all the plans. They're right here. And you have to remember, it is a birthday party, too. I am not the only decision maker here.

J.R.: I'll go get the rest of the committee together.

Dixie: Yeah, I love you. Yeah.

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

Tad: It's afternoon, especially in jolly old England. Whoa! Whoa.

[Holding a baseball bat, Tad rips the quilt off the bed then recoils at the sight before him.]

J.R. (to David): If you want some more trouble, I'm up for it.

Babe: Time to wake up, Little A. We're going home.

[As Babe enters her son's room, Dixie hides behind the door.]

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