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All My Children Transcript Tuesday 5/2/06

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Dixie: Thank you, David. That was amazing. I'm yours.

David: That's not what I expected.

Dixie: Oh, what? I'm not supposed to strip naked and race you to the bed?

David: I do want to help you.

Dixie: Oh -- and we both know what you want in return. I don't think so.

David: No. No. I meant what I said.

Dixie: No strings?

David: Yes. But I do still love you, Dixie. That has not changed.

Dixie: You know what? Your love hurts everyone that you get close to. Especially my son.

Babe: You want me to prove that I love your brother? Did I get that right, Jamie?

Jamie: Yeah. My brother's not in a good place right now.

Babe: Yeah, Dixie stomped on him so hard he can't even think straight. It's obviously hit you the exact same way. You're both mad at the whole world.

Jamie: Not the whole world.

Babe: Meaning what, just me?

Jamie: Whatever, Babe. I have things to do.

[In order to talk with Jamie privately, Babe shoves him into the elevator and disables it when the doors close.]

Jamie: Damn it! I don't have time for this!

Babe: Tough. Make time.

[Working at the hospital, Jonathan recalls the moment he last saw Lily and once again reads the note she gave him.]

Jonathan: Good-bye, Lily.

Lily: Bye, Jonathan.

Lily's voice: I have a plan.

Jonathan: What plan, Lily?

Jack: So, I guess you just about have that schedule memorized now, don't you?

Lily: There are nine stops between Philadelphia and New York City.

Jack: And then we take the Green Mountain Express, right?

Lily: But it's not an express. There are 15 stops before you get to the boarding school stop.

Jack: Well, I know, honey. I guess I could have hoped for a little more direct trains, but I wanted to spend a little time with you so we could talk.

Zach: Is everything okay? Are you all right?

Kendall: No. No, I'm not all right. Oh, my God, Zach!

Zach: I got you. Stay calm. Are you cramping? Are you in pain?

Kendall: Yeah, yeah, it hurts.

Zach: Where does it hurt?

Kendall: It hurts -- it hurts here, and it hurts here.

Zach: Ok, where else? Is there anywhere else?

Kendall: It hurts everywhere. I can't -- I can't breathe, and I can't think. It just -- it hurts, Zach, and there's nothing that you can do or anyone else can do to stop it.

Zach: Ok.

[Zach lovingly scoops Kendall into his arms and takes her to the bed.]

Jack: Sweetheart, will you please look at me? Please. Now, you say there's nine stops till we get to New York, is that right?

Lily: Eight. Between Philadelphia and New York City. New York City will be the ninth stop.

Jack: So you are still speaking to me. Good.

Lily: North Philadelphia, Cornwallis Heights, Trenton, Princeton --

Jack: Honey, I know you're upset.

Lily: I'm not upset.

Jack: You're unhappy.

Lily: I'm not upset or unhappy, I'm just studying the schedule. After Princeton, the train goes to New Brunswick, Metro Park, Newark Airport, then Newark, then finally New York City.

Jack: And then we take the train that takes us up to Vermont. And then before long, we'll be there.

Lily: Why is your mouth turned down? You wanted this.

Jack: Not really I didn't. Sweetheart, I'm -- I don't want to have to say good-bye to you.

Lily: If you didn't really want to say good-bye to me, you wouldn't force me to go away back to my old school.

Julia: How many of these are there? I --

Jonathan: Hey, can I help you, Julia?

Julia: Oh -- yes! This is making me nuts. Ok, just open up one of these and put a file right on the top.

Jonathan: Ok.

Julia: Thank you so much.

Jonathan: Remember when I asked you to teach Lily how to be on her own? I mean, not to need anyone?

Julia: Well, we all need other people, Jonathan. That's part of being human.

Jonathan: Well, I wanted you to show her how to be more independent, so that she could be her own person.

Julia: Lily seems to me to be her own person. Isn't she?

Jonathan: She's unique. I like that about her. There's no girl like Lily in the entire world. I could spend every day with Lily and never get bored. But Jackson won't let us be -- won't let us be together.

Julia: I'm sorry. Maybe if you're just patient, Jackson will come around.

Jonathan: No. No, Jack hates me. But as long as Lily's going to be all right.

Julia: Why wouldn't she be all right?

Jonathan: I just couldn't take it if Lily got hurt.

Julia: Jonathan, is there some reason why Lily might get hurt? Is she in trouble?

Jonathan: Maybe.

Babe: J.R. and I reciting our vows and "I dos" -- I was the one holding the bouquet. Do you remember toasting the bride, me, and the groom, J.R.?

Jamie: Yeah, I remember.

Babe: Then what is your problem, Jamie?

Jamie: Well, I also remember a series of scams. You in bed with Bianca to freak out J.R. Oh, and you in bed with Josh to freak me out.

Babe: I did that for you.

Jamie: And, yeah, yeah, it's for my own good, I know, so I would cut you loose and inherit Aunt Phoebe's money. Gee, thanks. But you know, the one I can't get over, the whopper of them all, is the one that -- how you planned to get Little A away from my brother. How you planned to marry J.R., set him up, and then bust him as unfit.

Babe: This was ages ago. Why are you bringing it up now?

Jamie: Because I would so love to believe you, Babe, but you're just so damn good at playing people.

Babe: If I didn't want to spend the rest of my life with my husband, I would be with J.R. right now mixing him pitchers of martinis, toasting my good luck. If I wanted J.R. to be an 80-proof puddle of unfit parent, Dixie would be my golden ticket to single motherhood.

David: Dixie, please --

Dixie: You love me? You torture me.

David: That is not true. I was angry.

Dixie: Angry? So you set it up so that my son sees me for the first time in a casino bar with a drink in my hand? If you're mad at me, do something to me, but leave my son out of it.

David: I know, I know, I know. I am sorry. It was stupid.

Dixie: It was more than stupid, it was vicious. And it was exactly what I should have expected from you, David. But, you know, I -- I didn't need your help to break my son's heart. I was just doing a terrific job of that all by myself. I'm a terrible mother. I know that. I haven't been there. I haven't protected him. But I love him. And there's nothing that I wouldn't do. Nothing.

David: I got to share in your love once. And I know how precious it is. Your son is very lucky to have you for a mother. He is.

[After taking some swigs out of his liquor bottle, J.R. almost walks into David's cabin, then thinks better of it and takes off.]

Zach: Ok. We'll drop anchor at the nearest harbor and get you to a hospital, make sure everything's ok.

Kendall: You might want to radio ahead and tell them to have two surgeons waiting for me -- cardiac and neuro. Maybe they can --

Zach: Here you go.

Kendall: Fix my heart and my brain, so I can come out of anesthesia mommy-fied like those -- those women on those baby soap commercials. They have the glow, the motherhood glow. They have this love, the light that just shines right out of their eyes -- something that I may never have, but I would love to have. Sharing their lives with their babies keeps them happy and alive.

Zach: Is that what you want?

Kendall: Yeah, right. Can you imagine? Me waking up in the morning, standing over his crib. Staring at him, waiting for his eyes to open or for him to gurgle or cry, because he wants me to pick him up and feed him. Discovering flowers and butterflies. Crawling in the grass, staring up at the blue sky. Watching him grow. Sharing his life. Watching how he changes day by day. Loving him and teaching him. It's -- it's -- it's crazy. That's insane.

Zach: You don't want to give up your child. You want to keep him.

Kendall: Of course. I should have known you were the same old Zach. You are controlling and manipulative. I -- why did I even fall for this? I should have known better. You're trying to control my life like everybody else. You kidnap me, and then you tell me that I want to keep my child? What is that? What, is that some -- some mind control technique or something?

Zach: I want you to have what you want, and what you want is that baby.

Kendall: No, don't tell me what I want or don't want. How the hell would you know?

Zach: You just told me.

Jack: Sweetheart, I wish I could make you happy.

Lily: You can. We can get off this train at the next stop, and we can go back home, and I can call Jonathan and tell him I'm coming.

Jack: If I thought that that was what was best for you, I would do it in a heartbeat. But I can't.

Lily: Because you don't think it's what's right for me.

Jack: It's my job to protect you, sweetheart. It's my job to keep you safe. That's what a parent does. Do you understand?

Lily: We all have to do what we think is right.

Jonathan: New situations are tough enough for Lily.

Julia: Well, at least it's a school that she's been to before. I know it's going to be rough on both of you, but you'll survive, and -- and Lily will come back. And I am five minutes late for a staff meeting. Jonathan, thank you. And -- and don't worry. Lily will be fine.

Babe: I could buy J.R. a bigger, better flask. Help him suck down more booze, numb the pain. Help him sink to the bottom of the bottle. But I want to help J.R. get through this in one piece. And in order for me to do that, I'm going to need everyone who loves him to work with me. So tell me now, are you with me, or are you against J.R.? Fine.

[Just as Babe opens the elevator door, J.R. is standing there.]

Zach: You want your son.

Kendall: You don't get it. You could never possibly understand.

Zach: No, I get it. I was listening, and I heard you. You want to be his mom. You're mocking it, you know, talking about the tall grass and the gurgling and the coughing and all that stuff, but you want to raise him. That's what you said and that's what I saw.

Kendall: Parenting is the most difficult, most important job in the world. And there are a million different ways to screw it up. A child is so innocent. Their hearts are so open and fragile. They -- they need to be nurtured and loved and encouraged. And a mother holds all of that and her child's happiness in her hands.

Zach: Ok. So run this past me one more time. What part of mothering do you think you can't deliver?

Dixie: At least I know that J.R.'s tough front is all an act to protect whatever's left of his heart. Whatever I've left. Make that whatever we've left.

David: I do wish I could take it back, Dixie. But I can't. I reacted, and I regret it.

Dixie: Thank you. Doesn't help.

David: Try not to forget, Tad and J.R. were not the only ones who mourned you. And when you showed up again, of course I was hoping that we might be able to find something of what we once had.

Dixie: It's never going to happen, David. Ok? Please, forget about it. All I need is this.

David: It's yours.

Dixie: What do you want? How much money do you want for it?

David: It's my treat. For old time's sake. Dose up Madden. Find out everything you need to know -- about Kate.

J.R.: Well, is this a private meeting or can anyone join?

Babe: Actually, I had cornered Jamie and forced him to listen to me worry about you. I even pushed the emergency stop button, so he couldn't get away.

J.R.: Nobody's cross-examining you, so just relax.

Babe: I just didn't want you to think I was hiding anything.

J.R.: Well, why would I think that? I trust you. I trust our vows. I trust my brother, too.

Jamie: But?

J.R.: Look, I don't need baby-sitting from either one of you guys.

Jamie: We know that.

J.R.: Dixie's alive. It's like déjà vu, but I'm ok. I'm fine. I've got everything I need right here. Well, except maybe for some buffalo wings and some super nachos. Are you up for some spicy, greasy snacks?

Jamie: Ah, you know the way to my heart. Jalapeños, chili, and hot barbecue sauce.

[J.R. and Babe laugh

J.R.: Is that junk food for three?

Babe: Uh -- thank you, I'll pass. I'm going to catch something nutritious at home with Little A.

J.R.: Ok.

Jonathan: Amanda. You -- you can do this.

Amanda: Oh. What's got you so wound up?

Jonathan: It's big, Amanda. It's really big, and -- and I need your help.

Amanda: Let me guess -- you want me to take Lily shopping again?

Jack: You're not going to be at school forever, honey.

Lily: I know.

Jack: Once you get over this Jonathan phase -- and I'm sure that'll be very soon -- then you'll be home.

Lily: May I go find the bathroom?

Jack: Sure. You're not under arrest.

Lily: I know. No handcuffs.

Kendall: Unconditional love may be a foreign concept to you.

Zach: Sounds vaguely familiar.

Kendall: Yeah. Well, it's a psychobabble myth. Or something that real mothers actually possess. How would I know?

Zach: You don't have it?

Kendall: Not even close. And a mother should have that.

Zach: Well, I haven't read the mother's handbook. I have it, but I --

Kendall: Do -- wait -- do you think this is a joke?

Zach: No, not even close.

Kendall: You have no idea what I put Alice Hart through when I was a kid.

Zach: I can imagine.

Kendall: Ok, well, imagine this -- I was impossible. I was neurotic, I was annoying -- a self-critical brat. That doesn't even begin to describe it. I was just a humongous pain in the butt.

Zach: Hmm. Thank God you've matured. But Alice still loved you anyway.

Kendall: Yeah, like you have no idea. And did I ever appreciate my loving mother? No, I just -- I -- I rejected her. I criticized everything from her unflattering hairstyle to her cheap, outdated clothes, to the hideous orange curtains in our kitchen. I was -- I was awful, I was horrendous. But somehow, Alice still adored me. Now, I would have locked me up until I was 18.

Zach: It might have worked.

Kendall: Right. My point is I don't have any of this deep love and devotion in me. I'm less Alice Hart and more Joan Crawford.

Zach: How do you know? You haven't raised a child.

Kendall: We're talking about a child's life here, not a lip-gloss test sample. I am awful when it comes to -- to any kind of love. Look at my track record. It sucks.

Zach: You still love Erica, right?

Kendall: Of course, I do.

Zach: After everything she's done to you, all the things she's said -- you still love her.

Kendall: Yeah, and your point is?

Zach: Well, I've done awful things to you, and you still love me. I know you don't want to be with me, and you don't trust me, but you still love me. Oh, and another thing -- those women in the commercial, the motherly glint in their eye -- I think that comes from the residual checks, not motherly love.

Kendall: Ok, I was just using that as sort of a, you know, example.

Zach: Yeah, no, I get it. I'll give you a better one. Your eyes on New Year's Eve when all those balloons went off. Never seen love like that. Kendall?

Kendall: I think there really is something wrong with him.

Zach: Hey, look at me. What is it?

Kendall: I don't feel anything. I -- I don't -- I feel nothing, I mean, not since I fell. He hasn't moved -- no hiccups, no somersaults, no nothing.

Zach: Hey. Shh.

Kendall: I don't feel anything, Zach!

Zach: Calm down, calm down. I'll get the captain to radio ahead.

Kendall: Ok.

Zach: Stay calm.

Kendall: Hurry up.

David: It doesn't take a sixth sense to figure it out, Dixie. When you left Pine Valley, you were pregnant. You were concerned because you had a high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Greg Madden is God's Ob-Gyn gift to women the world over. Now, when you survived the accident, you had to go to a doctor. It certainly wasn't the one I set you up with or else I would've heard about it. Your problems must've skyrocketed once you walked away from that crash.

Dixie: Yeah, you don't know the half of it. My business with Dr. Madden has nothing to do with you, so just forget about it.

David: If that's your line for now, fine. Whatever you want, I want.

Dixie: You know what I want? I want you to give up this crazy obsession that you have with me.

David: Now, that I cannot do.

Dixie: And I want you to leave my son alone. Because if you do anything like what you did before, if you hurt him in any way, I swear to God I will make you regret that I came back in a way that you will never forget.

J.R.: Yeah. This is when it pays to have a medicine man in the family. Tell me, what is the treatment for a rusted-out stomach lining? Nah, never mind -- surprise me.

Jamie: We'd just replace it with a zinc bucket. Wait till you hear food hit that baby.

J.R.: That's something to look forward to. Thank you. Ah.

Jamie: You know, every couple of hours, something makes life seem normal again.

J.R.: Yeah. Every now and then.

Jamie: Just when you thought life was great, you thought wrong.

J.R.: Yeah, tell me about it. I lost 300 bucks on last night's game.

Jamie: Man, you know I'm not talking sports. The Green Street Chili Pit, dude -- closed after 12 years. I've been crying myself to sleep for days. Seriously, though, you think we're ever going to get Dixie's story?

J.R.: Seriously? I don't really care. Maybe I don't want to know.

Jamie: Yeah, I've thought that. If somebody doesn't want to tell you something so bad, maybe it's best just to leave it alone.

J.R.: It's kind of hard with them all freaking out the way they are.

Jamie: Babe is scared and worried about you. She's your wife, she has every right to be. I can't make her feel better -- only you can do that. So what's the deal, J.R.? How worried should Babe be?

Adam: Finally. Would you have a seat? I'd like to say something.

Babe: Better idea -- hold your thought until I'm finished with you.

[Phone rings]

Jack: Hello?

Amanda: Hello, Mr. Montgomery?

Jack: Yes. Who's this?

Amanda: This is Amanda Dillon. I -- I was hoping to talk to Lily. Is she there?

Jack: Well, actually, she's -- she's not available right now.

Amanda: Ok. When she is, could you have her give me a call? I thought maybe we could go shopping later.

Jack: Amanda, she's in the -- she's in the ladies' room right now, but the fact is we're on a train. I'm -- I'm taking her back to her old school.

Amanda: Oh, wow. She didn't mention it. Ok. Will you just have her give me a call when she gets a chance?

Jack: Sure, I will.

Amanda: Thanks. Have a nice trip.

Jack: We'll do our best.

Amanda: Bye. Lily -- he said she was in the bathroom, and he was totally calm. Lily is fine.

Zach: Hey. We're going to dock in about 20 minutes.

Kendall: What if -- what if Spike can't wait that long?

Zach: What if -- what if what, "Spike"?

Kendall: Yes, Spike.

Zach: No, that's good, but -- well, if he has your DNA, then I'm sure he's going to be just as stubborn as you, and Spike is going to be just fine.

Kendall: No, I just -- I just want to -- I want to feel him. Just come on, just give me one good, hard kick, please.

Zach: I'm going to remind you of that when he steals your car and drives around at night trying to pick up women.

Kendall: He won't have to try. He'll get any girl he wants.

Zach: Oh, of course -- yeah. And they better be good enough for him, right? Same with teachers and -- and coaches and friends. Otherwise, they're going to have to deal with you. You're going to fight for him. What more could any child want? So -- um -- "Spike"? Spike. He's going to score with the ladies, is he?

Kendall: Yeah, he -- they can't ignore him. He won't let them. He won't let me, either. I mean, when I'm sleeping, he's just kicking away. If he's going to be awake, then I'm going to be awake, too. And then with the food -- I mean, when the food is, you know, down in my stomach, he lets me know exactly how he feels about that. He -- let's see, ok. If it's -- if it's green and leafy, no. He hates it. Carrots -- they're ok. Corn, ok. He loves, loves potatoes, loves potatoes and, now, tomatoes he's not crazy about unless it's in the form of ketchup. He loves ice cream. I think he thinks ice cream is health food. I guess he's a pretty smart kid. He thinks it's Vitamin D. Well, there's Vitamin D in milk and so he's just -- he's really smart. He's -- he's way too smart for his own good, for my own good, too -- ah. Oh.

Zach: What?

Kendall: He kicked. He kicked me. Spike kicked me. He's ok. Zach, he's ok.

Conductor: All passengers for New Brunswick, please exit the opposite end of the car.

[Train slows]

Palmer: I had to see for myself.

Dixie: Uncle Palmer. Opal. It is me. I -- I am alive. Oh.

Palmer: Hmm.

Opal: You got those nitro pills handy?

Palmer: Hmm.

Dixie: Please, sit down. Please.

Opal: So, what have you been doing with your time? You been thinking up some great excuse for dropping off the planet?

Palmer: I can explain that. I had a niece who was warm and loving, caring. That was before you died. And what I see before me now is cold,
hateful.

Dixie: That is just --

Opal: What? Just not fair? You are unbelievable.

Palmer: What I -- what I see before me now is -- well, it's a person that I -- I really don't care to know.

Palmer: You know how much I cared for your mother. And for the first time in my life, I am grateful that she's not alive, that she's not here to see, well, what has happened.

J.R.: So I knocked back a few shots.

Jamie: So how worried should I be?

J.R.: Not. I'm going through a cruddy time. We both are. And we've both been there, right?

Jamie: Yeah, too many times.

J.R.: Mm-hmm.

Jamie: The only difference is this one's way worse for you than it is me.

J.R.: I can deal.

Jamie: Any guy with Babe on his arm is home free.

Babe: You're J.R.'s father, but if you can't give him what he needs, stay away. He has enough to deal with. He doesn't need you making it worse.

Adam: What I need is Dixie out of town, out of the state.

Babe: Yeah, well, I want to rip her lips off and shove them up her nose. It'd make me feel great, but it wouldn't do a damn thing for J.R.

Adam: So what's your strategy? Ignore her?

Babe: I want to help J.R. deal with what his mother's done to him.

Adam: Well, while he's doing that, why shouldn't Dixie be a million miles away?

Babe: Oh, would you back off, Adam? Stop messing with me. I'm not messing with you. If you want to find a way to launch Dixie into outer space, that is great, you do that, but after J.R. has dealt with everything. He doesn't need your junk on top of his.

Adam: So you're telling me how to be a father?

Babe: High damn time someone did.

Adam: You know, it's no secret that I never considered you good enough for J.R.

Babe: Yeah, yeah, I'm white trash. I get it, but guess what -- I love J.R. and in our vows, I will be here.

Adam: All right, would you please just be quiet. Just shut up for just a second till I say want I want to say. I thought J.R. was making the biggest mistake of his life when he hooked up with you. You are -- you are pigheaded, you're stubborn and determined. Just exactly like your mother. Which is why I'm glad he's got you on his side. Because he'll need your strength just as much as he needs your love. Ok?

Babe: I am so happy that we ended up together.

Jamie: I am, too.

[Babe chuckles]

Babe: I love you.

Jamie: I love you, too.

Babe: And you make a wonderful father.

Jamie: Mommy's crazy. You want to --

[Babe laughs]

Jamie: Want to hit the swings, huh?

Babe: Want to say hi to Daddy? Want to go have him swing you?

Jamie: Let's go. Oh, ready?

Babe: Let's do it.

Nurse: Such a beautiful, wonderful little girl. You're a wonder -- yes, you are. Oh, I'm sorry. Here she is.

[Baby cries]

Dixie: Shh.

David: Steve, listen. When you were head of Obstetrics, didn't Greg Madden consult? Yeah, I thought I heard you mention that. Listen, can you do me a favor? Can you find out where Madden was practicing during the early summer of 2002?

Amanda: "I have a plan. Lily." Well, that's not much to go on.

Jonathan: Hmm, but Lily doesn't lie, Amanda. She wouldn't write that she had a plan unless she was going to use it.

Amanda: But, Jonathan, it's not necessarily something bad.

Jonathan: She doesn't like that school.

Amanda: Look, it's not a prison, ok? Maybe her plan is to just wait it out till she turns 18 in a few days and then come back to you.

Jonathan: Her father would never let that happen. He -- he would give them orders to keep her there no matter -- no matter what.

Amanda: Ok. Then maybe her plan is to write you every night and call you, too -- so it'd be like you guys are kind of together. Look, lunch at the restaurant of my choice says that Lily calls you tonight, tomorrow at the latest, to prove I'm right.

Jonathan: You think?

Amanda: Count on it.

Jack: Excuse me. I'm -- I'm wondering if you've seen my daughter. She's about 5'4", 17, blonde, blue eyes, very, very shy. She was in the ladies' room, but she's not there anymore. I checked the club car, but she's not there, either.

Conductor: Maybe she met a friend.

Jack: No, that's -- that's not possible.

Woman: Excuse me, but I saw a pretty blonde girl getting off the train as I was getting on in New Brunswick. I think she was headed for the taxi stand.

Jack: Excuse me.

Conductor: But this is Newark. Next stop -- Penn Station, New York City, New York.

Kendall: He is moving. I mean, he's -- he's doing somersaults and bicycling and -- and acrobats, and he's doing everything and, I mean, wow. He -- he's really moving now, Zach, and he's ok. Spike is ok, and you were right. Zach, I want my son. I want him more than anything else in this entire world. And I -- I also want you, Zach.

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

Babe: This baby train is leaving the station.

Krystal: You're pregnant?

Kendall: I love you, Zach. Let me show you.
 

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