All My Children Transcript Tuesday 6/20/06
Proofread by Gisele
Zach: What timing. I'd like a word.
David: I've already listened to six too many. Get out of my way.
Zach: I need some information on one of your patients.
David: You see, now, there's a problem. Doctor/patient confidentiality. You ever heard of it?
Zach: So what's the chance of Dr. Madden dying soon?
Disguised voice: It's a beautiful day, Dr. Madden. Not that you'll enjoy it stuffed in that pine cage. But I hope you appreciate this little recording.
Disguised voice: I have a special treat for you today.
Greg: Shut up. Keep your damn treat. Let me out of here.
Disguised voice: How'd you like to hear from your son?
Josh: Hey, Dr. Martin, I was just on my way to your office. You did still want to talk about the seminar, right?
Jeff: Yes, I do. Why don't we talk about it right now, huh?
Josh: Sounds good to me.
Jeff: Josh, before I assign your duties, I'd like to know a little more about you. What can you tell me about yourself that I might not already know?
Josh: Why don't you admit what you're really asking, Dr. Martin? What the deal is with my wacked-out father.
Jack: Jeff Martin was here with you for a reason. And it wasn't to catch up or to make peace with the past. And I want the whole story.
Erica: Jeff Martin has nothing to do with you and me.
Jack: How long have we been together? And no, this isn't the first time you've kept the truth from me, but, oh, I want so badly for it to be the last, Erica. Now, please, no more lies. Whatever is going on between you and your ex, I can handle it. No more secrets. Trust me. Tell me.
Dixie: Kendall, you're out of the hospital?
Kendall: I am.
Dixie: And you're fully recovered?
Kendall: Yeah, that's -- that's what they tell me.
Dixie: Wow. Well, that's wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.
Kendall: My guess is, you're more tickled for yourself, Dixie. Because if I had died, your son would be guilty of murder.
[J.R. ducks out of the way as some metal crashes down on Fusion’s rooftop.]
Babe: J.R.! Oh, my God, are you ok?
J.R.: Yeah, yeah, I -- I think so.
Babe: Oh -- this just missed you, like -- we're talking inches.
Ryan: It was close, all right. Seriously, J.R., you got to -- you got to watch out, man, because you could've been killed. Wow. Whoa, I mean, you know, life is a trip, right? No, because, one second, you're just standing there thinking about -- I don't know -- what you're going to have for dinner, or maybe thinking about going home and spending time with your son. And then bam! You know, this thing, your head -- I'm talking, like, centimeters. Whew.
Babe: Ryan, what are you doing here?
Ryan: What? No, I'm just saying life's weird, that's -- you know, life kind of freaks me out, because it could just be kind of moving along and everything's great, you know, one second, and the next second, something random falls out of the sky, and you're in a coma fighting for your life. Huh.
Babe: Ok, J.R., I think we should really just go.
Ryan: Oh, well, hold on, hold on, guys. I realize a lot of -- you know, I'm not just talking about falling objects here. Obviously, you know, it could kind of be anything, right? I mean, you could be walking across the street, let's say, and, you know, some speeding car mows you down. Or you're working late one night, and you're completely and totally oblivious to a deadly gas leak. I'm just -- my point is, is that life's chancy, you know? And, you know, you should never get too comfortable, because you really don't know what dangers are lurking right around the corner.
Babe: You did this? You made this thing fall, and you wanted it to hit J.R.?
Ryan: What? This -- no, of course -- I'm not drunk. You got to be drunk, don't you? I mean, you have to be drunk to -- to accidentally on purpose kill somebody with a falling object.
Kendall: If you had told me a few months ago that I would have almost been crushed to death while I was still carrying my son, I never would have guessed that my best friend would have been the culprit.
Dixie: J.R. wasn't thinking clearly.
Kendall: Right. My God. Well, why won't people just admit what we all know? J.R. was trying to kill someone. He's the reason I was in that coma. He's the reason my son is not still safe inside of me. I don't care -- alcohol or no alcohol, your son was out for blood, and he got a big old vat of it -- mine and my son’s.
Dixie: I'm very sorry. If you want to blame someone, you can blame me, ok? But J.R. has acted out against his friends and his family because of me, because of what I did. My sudden reappearance in his life was just too much for him to deal with.
Kendall: Of course, yes. Mommy issues excuse attempted murder -- I'm sorry, I -- I forgot.
Dixie: Sorry. You're -- you're right. It is -- it's completely inexcusable. But now that you're a mother, maybe you can learn from my mistakes. No matter how hard it gets, never walk away from your son. Never abandon your child.
Kendall: Must have been pretty tough for you, being gone all that time. Away from your family, hiding when you first came back to town. And the way they reacted when they finally saw you. It must have been hell.
Dixie: I've seen better days.
Kendall: So -- then how is it when you had no one on your side, you convinced my husband to be your best bud?
Zach: Greg Madden’s life expectancy -- give me a ballpark.
David: Do I look like the grim reaper to you?
Zach: That's not fair. Don't ask me that.
David: You know, I'm trying to imagine you working hand in hand with Tad Martin. I've always pictured you as the lone-gunner type.
Zach: I don't give a rat's ass about Tad Martin. How bad is Madden’s heart?
David: Is that a rhetorical question? It's not good.
Zach: What kind of medication is he on?
David: The meds I prescribed will work just fine.
Zach: Come on, throw me a bone here. Can he treat himself or does he need a doctor?
David: You're looking for a lead, you've come to the wrong man. Madden is mine. And I'm not going to help you or anyone else dig that guy out of hiding.
Greg: You said I could speak to my son. I've waited long enough. Where is he? Josh? Josh, are you there?
Young Josh's voice: Daddy, when we're all done, can we get ice cream?
Greg's voice: Two root beer floats. Don't tell your mother.
Young Josh's voice: Yay!
Greg's voice: But first, why don't you tell Daddy again what you'll grow up to be?
Greg: I made this recording years ago.
Young Josh's voice: I want to be a doctor.
Greg's voice: Like who?
Young Josh's voice: Like my daddy.
Greg's voice: Won't that be something? And where do you want to work when you're a doctor, Joshua?
Young Josh's voice: In the same hospital as you. And I want to bring babies into the world, like you. I want to be exactly like you, Daddy.
Josh: Rumors about my father are flying. I can't turn a corner around here without someone accusing him of being the prince of darkness. So if you have concerns about working with me because of it, Dr. Martin, please don't beat around the bush. Just tell me.
Jeff: Back up. Give me a little credit, will you? Yes, I had heard Greg Madden’s surrogacy practices had come under scrutiny. But do you really think that I would judge you off his behavior?
Josh: Well, everyone else has.
Jeff: Well, I'm not everyone else. W,elotkn e omom. My father casts a pretty long shadow himself.
Josh: Well, don't go around comparing my dad to your father. Dr. Martin is considered a God around here.
Jeff: Look, I'm not sure what's worse -- the son of a dev othn A. Jo one of the reasons I left Pine Valley was to make a name for myself.
Josh: No kidding?
Jeff: Yeah -- now, I know that you're getting a lot of grief because of mistakes your father has done. But please, do me a favor, try not to lump me in with that crowd. I think I'm a little more enlightened than that. Hmm?
Josh: Yeah, you got it.
Jeff: Josh, I know where you're coming from. I'd like to help if I can.
Erica: You're right.
Jack: Right about what?
Erica: I have been keeping something from you. And it does involve Jeff. And it also involves Greg Madden.
Jack: Madden? What the hell is his connection?
Erica: Well, you know about my history with Greg.
Jack: He terminated your pregnancy when you were with Jeff.
Erica: Something happened during that procedure. Greg Madden never told me. I had no idea. I almost wish I had never found out. But when I finally did --
Jack: What did that madman do to you?
Erica: Josh Madden is my son. Greg didn't terminate the pregnancy. He stole my son.
Zach: David, we want the same thing, you and I.
David: Oh, don't say "you and I." Gives me a rash.
Zach: We want Madden out of business and answering our questions. Don't cut me out of the loop.
David: You were never in the loop in the first place, Slater.
Zach: Never say never.
David: Madden hurt Dixie. He took that little girl right from under her. Now, if anyone is going to make that right, it's going to be me. So why don't you find another damsel in distress, huh? You're no longer needed on this case.
Zach: You think you can do this on your own?
David: Yes, I do. Because I'm a lot like Madden. I know what it's like to take the diabolical path to get what I want, to spend my life plotting and scheming.
Zach: Oh, I get it. You're going to bring back that little girl so Dix will make you her boyfriend. Yeah. Now, I know all about your pathetic attempt. And the only reason she tolerates you is because you knew her secret.
David: You don't have a clue as to what you're talking about.
Zach: You blackmailed her into spending time with you. Well, that's over now. If you want to help Dixie, stay the hell away from her.
Dixie: Look, Kendall, Zach has been an incredible friend. You will never know how much I appreciate everything that he's done for me.
Kendall: How did you guys meet?
Dixie: You want to sit down? I'll tell you everything.
Dixie: We met at -- in the cemetery. I was there to see my brother Will who died. He was there to see Ethan, who had just passed away. We talked about our kids. Then something happened. I got injured, and I knew I couldn't go to the hospital, because then my family would find out that was alive. I just figured Zach might be the right person to trust. And it turns out that I was right. He put me up at the casino. He helped me recover. He's been nothing but kind.
Kendall: Yeah, he's also been secretive. Even I didn't know about your friendship.
Dixie: Well, that's my fault, too, ok? Because I asked him not to tell anybody, not even you, and he respected that. Ok? He's an incredibly kind man. He's probably the most kindhearted and generous man I've ever met.
Kendall: You don't have to tell me about Zach, Dixie. I know how amazing he is. He's my husband. And I plan to keep it that way.
Disguised voice: You don't have to worry about Josh. He's doing fine. He's with his biological father, Jeff Martin.
Greg: Jeff Martin? Jeff Martin’s in Pine Valley?
Disguised voice: Everyone figures he's here on business. My guess? Jeff came to claim his son.
Jeff: You feeling any better? Son?
Josh: Yeah. Yeah, you're about the only person around here who hasn't lumped me in with my father -- besides your father.
Jeff: Well, you're making me sound like a decent, easygoing kind of guy. Now, if you want to train under me, I expect you to work like a dog.
Josh: Of course, I will.
Jeff: Well, then prove it. Take a look at this report. I want you to figure out why the lab is dragging their feet. When you get the results, try and figure out why I'm in a hurry, hmm?
Josh: I'm on my way.
Erica: Josh Madden is our biological son. Jeff's and mine. I know what you're thinking. I know you're thinking this is just unbelievable. This is unimaginable that Greg Madden would do something so demented.
Jack: Are you absolutely sure about that?
Erica: Tad Martin ran a DNA test.
Jack: Oh, boy.
Erica: Well, you can imagine how I felt when I first heard. I mean, that -- that Greg Madden took this baby from my embryo --
Jack: You're going to have to give me just a second here to get my head wrapped around this. I --
Erica: Greg used me. He -- he violated me on so many levels, and -- I despise that man. I hate this man. When I first found out, you can't imagine the rage that I felt. I really -- I wanted to --
Jack: You wanted to what, Erica?
Erica: I wanted to kill him.
Jack: When Greg Madden was on "New Beginnings," he had that heart attack -- I asked you why'd had him as a guest on your show, and you told me it was -- it was to punish him. Now, please tell me you didn't cause that man's heart attack. Did you? You did. So you not only wanted to kill Greg Madden, you actually tried to do it. And you damn near succeeded.
David: Josh --
Josh: I'm busy, Hayward.
David: Look, I'm worried about you, kid. I've been hearing more rumors about your father. Now, the things people are saying around here -- it can't be easy.
Josh: Well, I'm doing fine. Excuse me. What do you want?
David: What I want, I can't get back. But I'm trying to help Dixie get what she wants, and I need your help.
Zach: Hey, little man, don't you remember me? I'm your stepdad. And I thought it's about time that we had a conversation about you and me and your beautiful mom and where we go from here.
Kendall: Zach is generous to a fault. So I can see where a person might mistake it for something more.
Dixie: Well, this person didn’t. Ok? I knew Zach loved you from the first time that he mentioned your name. You're the reason, in fact, that he got so mixed up with me.
Kendall: Oh -- well, ok, you lost me.
Dixie: Kendall, you and I have something in common -- an enemy. Greg Madden tried to take prriviyo to give your baby up for adoption. Well, he did the same thing with me, and he succeeded -- with me and my little girl. I made the biggest mistake of my life. Her name is Kate. I haven't seen her since she was born. I've been looking for her for years. I'm still looking.
Kendall: I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I can't even imagine what that's like.
Dixie: When Zach found out about Kate, he was determined to keep the same thing from happening to you. Ok? He's the reason you still have your son. Be grateful you have your baby.
Kendall: I am. I thank God every day for Spike. I'm -- I'm really sorry that you lost your daughter.
Dixie: I'm going to find her.
Kendall: I'm -- I'm sure you will. Good luck.
Dixie: Be grateful.
Babe: J.R. is not a threat to anyone anymore, Ryan. He's -- he's quit drinking – he’s seeing a therapist –
Ryan: Oh, wow!
Babe: He's in a treatment program.
Ryan: You know what, you really need to stop, because, you know, you defending J.R. like that isn't very becoming of you.
Babe: What do you expect me to do? You threatened his life.
Ryan: What? What are you talking about? This? No, no, no, I'm just here talking to him. I was talking to him. I was just reminding him that, you know, he's got to live every moment to the fullest, because you truly -- you never know, you know, when the next moment is going to be your last.
Ryan: That's it.
Babe: And if that's not a threat, I don't know what is.
J.R.: It's ok, Babe. If I was in his shoes, I'd probably do the same thing.
Babe: Are you inviting him to come after you?
J.R.: If that's what you need to do.
Ryan: Now -- look. I just -- I really wanted you to understand that this was lucky. That's all -- it could've been really nasty, and I don't know. It kind of seems like some people have all the luck, you know? So, just, seriously, man -- J.R., just watch your back, man, because it's a very dangerous world.
Babe: What were you thinking giving him the green light to come after you?
J.R.: Look, I'll handle it. It's you that I'm worried about.
Babe: I'll be fine.
J.R.: You were standing right next to this thing when it fell. You could've been hurt, and it would've been because of me. I can't deal with that. Look, I know it's hard to believe coming from the guy who tried to kill you.
Babe: But I do believe you.
Kendall: What are you doing here?
Ryan: Uh -- just making sure that J.R. has a really bad night's sleep.
Kendall: Hmm. Nice. Sorry I missed it. Fill me in.
Ryan: Well, let's just say that he's going to be looking over his shoulder from now on.
Kendall: Oh. Well, it's nice to know someone's making sure J.R. pays for what he did to me and Spike. You'd think my husband would go after J.R., but no -- he's too busy making sure Dixie’s happy. Did you know -- did you know that Zach has been helping Dixie since she came back to town? He was hiding her from her faher secrets? Yeah, I just had to find out from J.R. J.R. told me. Can you believe J.R. -- of all people, I had to find out from him? You didn't know, did you?
Ryan: You're doing it.
Kendall: I'm -- what am I doing? I'm not doing anything.
Ryan: You're making it all up in your head. You're thinking Zach is going to betray you.
Erica: Thanks to Ryan, I realized that I had gone too far, that no matter how horrible Greg Madden was, I -- I couldn't take his life.
Jack: So you admitted you poisoned Greg? To Ryan?
Erica: Well, only after he realized what I had done and made me promise that I would never try it again.
Jack: Yeah, well, thank God for that, huh? So where's Madden now?
Erica: Gone. I -- I have no idea where. I just pray that he never comes back.
Jack: Wait a minute. You had Greg on your show months ago. And you knew about Josh before that.
Erica: I've known about Josh since the Mardi Gras Ball.
Jack: Huh. So you've kept this from me since February?
Erica: Jack, I tried to tell you. I tried to tell you --
Jack: You didn't try to tell me anything. If I hadn't walked in and seen you talking to Jeff, you wouldn't have told me one damn thing.
Josh: I had no idea you lost a child.
David: Yeah. The worst part is that I knew how to save Leora. I allowed myself to be talked into things, doing them someone else's way. Turns out they were wrong. Cost my daughter her life.
Josh: Well, I'm sorry, but why are you telling me this?
David: I can never get back my little girl, Josh, but Dixie can get back hers. Kate is out there somewhere, and I'm going to find her.
Josh: Well, good luck.
David: Think back, Josh -- four years ago. Do you remember your father talking about any little girl that could've been Kate? Do you remember him mentioning the names of any adoptive parents? Please, Josh. Anything you can give me, whatever it is, I'll take it. Just tell me.
[In the park, children play while Dixie sits on the bench next to Greg’s “grave.”]
Dixie: Hey, exercise -- what a concept.
Del: You been here long?
Dixie: Oh, it's been like a party, I've had so many visitors -- J.R., Kendall, Zach, Tad.
Del: They give you more grief?
Dixie: Oh, it's all right. It's expected. The search for Kate has affected everybody. If I don't find her soon --
Disguised voice: Jeff's already stepped into the role of mentor. My bet is Jeff, Erica, and Josh will be one big, happy family, and you? You'll be dead to Josh. It doesn't have to be that way. It's not too late for you to get Josh away from Jeff. But first, you have to give up Dixie’s baby.
Dixie: I just have to find my baby.
Del: You will.
Dixie: I don't know. Sometimes I'm not so sure.
Del: Well, I'm positive.
Dixie: How can you be?
Del: Look behind you. Look behind you. This body can stand tall,
Del: There, do you see?
Dixie: What am I looking for?
Del: Not "for" -- at. The flowers, Dix. You know how crazy the weather's been lately -- well, it didn't make a difference to those flowers.
Dixie: Yes. I don't see how they're proof that we'll find Kate.
Del: Well, we're in a bit of a dry spell of our own right now. We don't have any leads on Kate, but it's not going to stay that way forever. We'll come out ok, too, just like those flowers. We'll pull through and it'll be amazing. We'll get her back.
Dixie: Madden is the only one who can help us find Kate, and I don't see him giving up any leads right now.
Del: Madden will come through, guaranteed.
David: Dixie, hi. It's me, David.
Dixie: Ugh. Good-bye, David.
David: I need to see you right away -- alone. It's important. It's about Kate.
Disguised voice: Tell me where I can find Kate, and you can get out of that coffin in time to stop Erica and Jeff from turning Josh against you.
Greg: I wanted Josh. I saved him. Erica was going to throw him away like garbage. He'll never accept Jeff Martin. He always despised Erica. I was a fool to ever love that woman.
Erica: Jack, you are so wrong. The day after Greg’s attack on my show, I came so close to telling you the truth about Josh.
Jack: But you didn’t.
Erica: Because you had told me that you could never rgneive Josh for drugging me, ever. And nothing I could ever say could change your mind. Come on, how could I possibly tell you that Josh was my son under those circumstances?
Jack: I don't think that's why you kept the truth from me. I think you kept this news to yourself because you wanted to maintain control.
Erica: What? Jack, that's ridiculous. Think about it, Jack. After the Mardi Gras Ball, you were in the hospital, and then -- and then you were chasing all over Manhattan for Lily, and then Kendall was in a coma. It was very touch-and-go for Kendall and the baby.
Jack: There was no crisis the day I asked you point-blank about Madden. But you knew if you told me, I wouldn't be able to stand quietly back and let you run things the way you wanted to, and you just hated that, didn't you?
Erica: No, Jack, you are completely wrong -- completely wrong. I did try to tell you on several occasions. I wanted the truth to come out. I'm glad the truth is out. I need you. I need you to help me convince Jeff not to tell Josh the truth.
[Jack chuckles and walks away.]
Erica: Jack? No -- Jack?
Zach: Well, you're in for one hell of a ride, little man, because Kendall -- she's not your run-of-the-mill kind of mom. She doesn't do things by the book. And if you ever decide to bring up the book and to bring it, you may want to wear a helmet because she'll throw it right at you. She wants you to learn by living life, getting your hands dirty. And she will be right there without. And any dream you'll ever have, she will make sure that it will come true for you. It's not going to be easy. Hmm? From the minute you leave here to the moment you graduate college. 18 years of wild, mixed-up parties. But with Kendall by your side, it's going to be worth it.
Kendall: Zach completely adores me, and I feel the same way about him. I mean, I'm hardly worried he'll betray me.
Ryan: Maybe not now.
Kendall: Ah, wrong.
Ryan: I'm just saying that I know -- huh. I know the signs, and I think you're headed down that road and, I think you should admit it.
Kendall: Ryan, Zach risked everything for me and Spike. He -- he put his life on the line for us. I mean, that to me is true love. I'm -- I'm hardly threatened about anything.
Ryan: Good, because you shouldn't be. You shouldn't so, um, don't let J.R. get to you and don't assume that there's something going on between Zach and Dixie. Don't assume anything. Just -- whew. Just know that Zach loves you and, you know, concentrate on that and just forget about the doubts -- that's all.
Kendall: I don't have any doubts. I really don't. I just want to know why Zach was keeping his friendship with -- with Dixie a secret from me, that's all.
Ryan: Well, you know what? I just think you should ask Zach, ok? I do. I think you should ask him, and you really got to leave me out of it.
Babe: When you were about to plead guilty, I was so scared for you. 5-to-10 in prison with a real chance that you wouldn't even make it out alive and now, you're still in danger.
J.R.: I'm fine.
Babe: No, you're not, J.R., and please stop pretending that you are. I love you, and I can't risk losing you again.
Zach: So the prince took the glass ice skate and put it on Cinderella’s perfect foot, and she jumped off the bench and raced towards the blue line, towards the evil, evil giant from the Eastern Conference, and she buried one, top-shelf. And that's how the magic cup went back to Detroit, where it stayed happily ever after. Hi.
Zach: I'm telling a story.
Zach: Yeah. A fairy-tale story.
Kendall: Yeah. No, you're -- you're very good at that, real good.
Zach: I'm not.
Kendall: Yeah, you are. You are.
Ryan: Hey, little guy. How you doing?
Kendall: Hey, hot stuff. It's your mama. Ok, listen, I'm going to leave you with your dad just for a little bit, and I'm going to steal Zach from you, ok? But I'll be back.
Ryan: And I'm not going to tell any stories about magic cups, I promise.
Kendall: Come on.
Kendall: Hi. Hmm.
Zach: That was nice.
Kendall: Yeah? I have been wanting to do that all day.
Zach: So you going to tell me what's going on? I know something's bugging you, and I've got a feeling it's about me.
Kendall: What's up with you and Dixie?
Dixie: David? What is it? What do you have on Kate?
Josh: Dr. Martin? Here's the test results you wanted.
Josh: Trying to rule out malaria in your globetrotting patient?
Jeff: I'm impressed.
Josh: Sorry I lost it earlier.
Jeff: Josh, you don't have to apologize. I already told you, I -- I completely understand. Now, come here.
[Jack glares at his wife’s ex-husband and son.]
Greg: That was the last of my water. And the food you gave me is gone. You've done everything to try to break me, but nothing's worked. Until you get me out of here, I won't give you any information on Dixie’s child. And I'll die. If I die, I will die a winner, because I'll die knowing Dixie will never have her daughter.
David: I've got a lead, Dixie -- a good one -- and I think it's going to take us straight to Kate.
[Behind them, a small clear tube protrudes from the flower bed over Greg’s “grave.”]
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Aidan (to Terry): What brings you here to Pine Valley?
Terry (to Aidan): There's a woman I'm looking for who may be living here. I want you to help me find her.
Jeff (to Jack): You know, don't you? What do you intend to do about it?
Kendall (to Zach): Where were you when I woke up from my coma? You weren't there. You were with Dixie, weren't you?
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