All My Children Transcript Monday 7/3/06
Proofread by Gisele
[Greg screams in panic as the ground rumbles around him.]
Greg: I'm going to die! Get me out of here! I'm going to die! Agh!
Tad: It was never about not wanting Kate. It was just about loving you. Always. It was just about loving you.
[Tad kisses Dixie until a loud rumbling interrupts.]
Babe: That wasn't me. The earth -- it moved. Stop it. I am so serious. It did.
J.R.: It was all you, I swear. You want me to prove it to you?
[J.R. kisses Babe]
Babe: Look, J.R., we got carried away. And it was nice and everything --
Babe: Ok, fine, it was -- it was amazing. But just because my body loves your body, doesn't mean that my mind can forget.
J.R.: Babe, are you sorry that we made love?
Di: Ok, I may be wound up and a little bit on edge, but was that what I thought it was?
Zach: It's a minor tremor.
Kendall: Tre -- tremor, as in an earthquake? As in a massive shifting of tectonic plates?
Zach: A tremor, minor.
Singer: Well, you're punishing me
Kendall: We need to go. Come on.
[Bouncing a basketball, Josh encounters Ryan in the park near Greg's grave.]
Josh: You kidding me? I blew off a job in San Francisco, and Pine Valley gets an earthquake?
Dixie: What was that about?
Tad: I don't know. I missed that day in Science class.
Dixie: Why did you kiss me?
Tad: Are you really sure you want to do this?
Dixie: I think we should.
Tad: I don't think so. I think it's a really, really bad idea.
Dixie: Tad -- why did you kiss me?
Tad: Gosh, Dix, I don't know. I just figured you had two years of Eurotrash, David Hayward. What the hell -- it's time for me to take my turn, too.
Dixie: Huh. You are a son of a bitch.
Di: You think that's the end of it? The -- the tremors?
Aidan: Di, we're not about to get the big one, ok? So forget about it.
Di: Hey, Aidan, I really am sorry about you and Erin. It's hard not to mull things over and over in your mind -- think about cues that you missed or signs you maybe didn't notice --
Aidan: See, that's the thing. Cues and signs are my business. They have been for years. And until the other day, nothing. I mean, Erin might have missed a date once or twice. You know? But no big deal. And then she -- she says that she needs time to think, and then she just ends it.
Di: Well, things might still be fixable.
Aidan: Well, I'd fix them if they were broken. That's why it doesn't make any sense.
Di: Well, that's how it is when you love someone and they walk away, you know? I mean, you -- you keep waiting for them to realize what you know -- you know, that you're the one. And they just -- they don't see it.
Di: They don't want to.
Singer: Everybody's got someone
Di: Ok. Wow. Sorry, I -- I know -- we're supposed to be talking about you, I'm sorry.
Aidan: Hey, you go ahead. Don't let me interrupt.
Di: I hate to ask this, then. But have you considered the fact that maybe Erin met someone else?
Aidan: See, that's the thing. Erin's head is -- is not about being with somebody else. You know, she's too cautious. She's too protective of her heart. And with very good reason.
Di: I mean, it's Investigating 101, right? The most obvious answer is probably the right one. So what's the most obvious answer?
Aidan: I don't know, but I'm -- I'm going to find out. Will you help me?
Kendall: Oh, my God -- did -- did --
Ryan: Are you all right?
Kendall: Did a nurse or a doctor call you? Did somebody call you?
Ryan: No, nobody called me. I felt a rumble. I came over here.
Kendall: Me, too. Me, too. I mean, Ryan, he's so tiny and fragile. We have to go check on him.
Ryan: Now, hold on. It's all right.
Kendall: Tell me he's ok.
Ryan: Shh, shh, shh.
Kendall: Oh. He's fine. Look at me, little munchkin. Look how cute he looks. Oh, my God. You little munchkin, you.
Ryan: We were all freaking out and everything, you know?
Ryan: You're freaking me out, and my son is --
Kendall: I'm freaking you out?
Kendall: You were freaking out, too.
Ryan: Would you keep it down, please? Your mom is very loud.
Kendall: Oh, don't make fun of me. Don't make fun of me to my son.
Ryan: She's loud and she's very bossy, but it's ok. She means well. Loud and bossy.
Kendall: Yes, I do. You're my little baby.
Ryan: You know, you're going to be like your dad -- just cool and calm --
Kendall: Yeah, really cool.
Ryan: And collected.
Kendall: Honestly, look at how his hands are. He's so cute.
Ryan: I know.
Kendall: Munchkin. Look how gorgeous he is.
Ryan: He sure is.
Kendall: He's so perfect.
[From the other side of the glass, Zach watches Ryan and Kendall coo over their baby.]
J.R.: That kid's a champ. He'll sleep through anything.
Babe: It's crazy how many scary thoughts can just fly through your head all at once.
J.R.: Scary thoughts? Like you have about me? I thought that you'd forget it.
Babe: Why? Because we can't keep our hands of each other? Chemical attraction has never been a problem for us.
J.R.: Yeah, but trust -- that's one big problem.
J.R.: Hey, you're cold. Come here.
Babe: Thank you. I just -- I don't want to be scared anymore, J.R.
J.R.: You don't have to be afraid anymore, Babe. I love you, and I need you. I know why I'm here. To be your husband, to be Little Adam's father. I won't let anybody or anything hurt you guys ever again. I'll keep you both safe, I swear it.
Babe: I believe you.
J.R.: You don't have to say that, Babe. I don't expect you to say that.
Babe: J.R., no, shh. I believe you. You know, my head, it wasn't ready before, and it maybe still isn't, but my heart -- I love you, and I trust you with my life.
J.R.: I'll never let you down again. I'd die first.
[J.R. and Babe engage in some more lovemaking.]
Ryan: So how was your first roller coaster ride? Pretty cool, huh?
Kendall: No. No, no, no, there's nothing cool about that. You see his little eyebrows? Well, I mean, if he had hair, they would be eyebrows. You see, they're all scrunched up, because he's freaked out. Because it was the earthquake. It freaked him out. It traumatized him. And he's going to have emotional scars.
Ryan: What? No. Is that true, Spike? Come on. Are you seriously going to have emotional trouble?
Ryan: Wow. Wow. That's my boy, Spike.
Kendall: Hey, hey, little baby, big burp.
Ryan: Hey, look, his little bunched-up eyebrows are gone, so he's all over this. You know, he's recovered from the earthquake and whatever. And obviously from his gas, as well. Burp. Hmm?
Kendall: Come on. Come in. Come on.
Ryan: Hey. Did you hear that? Did you hear Spike's little speech? It was pretty impressive.
Zach: I didn't hear it. How's he doing?
Kendall: He is wonderful. He's feeling a lot better. And, you know, he's definitely a -- he doesn't have teeth, so he won't bite.
Zach: Well, he looks good.
Kendall: Yeah, well, he's feeling even better.
Zach: Glad to hear it.
Kendall: Ok, listen, that was your cue. It's -- it's time for you to hold your stepson.
Zach: No, I'm sure he's busy right now. He's -- you know, he's got a lot of things to do.
Kendall: Yeah, but I think he's -- he's -- he's in between meetings. Come on, Zach. Come on.
Ryan: What do you say? What do you say? There it is. There you go. Ok.
Zach: Hey. Hey, little man. How you doing?
Dixie: You drag me up here, tear me a new one, kiss me. And then you're going to say something so rude, so cruel?
Tad: You know, you're right. I'm sorry. You're right. You're absolutely right. I wounded you. I'm the one that broke your heart.
Dixie: What are you doing? You mocking me?
Tad: Well, am I supposed to take you seriously? Am I supposed to forget everything that you've done and -- and relate to you like nothing happened?
Dixie: What do you want from me? I've suffered, ok? Is that what you want? You want -- want me to suffer? Well, I did, ok? Trust me. What are you doing?
Tad: I don't know. What were you doing? You don't have to worry, Dixie. It's not like I'm a fool. I'm not standing here thinking one momentary lapse, you know, one -- one antique blip of chemistry, and everything's peachy keen, and we're back together. We're -- we're head over heels in love.
Dixie: Well, I'm not saying that we are. But I'm not standing around pretending like all we have for each other is hate.
Tad: No, you're right, we have a lot more than that. Disgust comes to mind.
Dixie: Tad, I miss her, too. Every day, I ache for our daughter.
Tad: So what do you want from me?
Dixie: What do I want from you? Just see me. I -- I'm the woman that was pregnant with your child.
Dixie: Yes, I went to Europe to have the baby. Yes, I thought I was dying. I made a horrible mistake, but you talk to me as if I'm a stranger. I'm still me.
Tad: Whoever you are means nothing to me now.
Dixie: Oh, come on. I'm a mother that lost her child. You were married to me. We have known each other since I was 18 years old. Just talk to me like you know me. That's all I want.
Tad: No. That's not what you want. Not by a long shot. What you want is for me to look you in the eye and forgive you.
Dixie: That's not true. I'm not expecting that.
Tad: I don't -- no, I didn't say that. I said that's what you wanted. I mean, why not? That's you and me, right? We're everybody's wonder couple. This is my cue to ride in and rescue you from your own hell of guilt with my personal brand of together forever magic and forgiveness, right? Well, you may not expect it, but you sure as hell want it.
[Knock on door]
J.R.: You know everything about trust and forgiveness. You taught me, here tonight, and I'll never forget it.
Babe: Hmm. Everything -- it -- it looks different, and it feels different. It's like the world is lighter, but stronger. It's like a whole new wedding night for us again.
Babe: New promises, new vows. A new us. Oh, my God -- oh, my God --
J.R.: What? What is it, another tremor?
Babe: Oh, no, this is bad. This is really bad.
J.R.: What? What is it? Is it something I said?
Babe: I am so sorry, J.R. I'm so sorry.
Di: How can I help you with Erin?
Aidan: I don't know -- just talk to her. You know, find out what's going on in that head of hers.
Di: Ok, a while back, you told me either I -- you know, I had a choice. Either I could keep chasing Tad, even though he didn't want me, or I could grow up. What if Erin doesn't just -- what if she just doesn't want you?
Aidan: Well, then I'll accept it.
Di: Just like that?
Aidan: Yeah, I have no other choice, do I?
Di: "Keep hounding Tad or grow up" --
Di: That's what you said. I just want to make sure. This is for clarification. You're not hounding Erin?
Aidan: I didn't misread Erin, ok? Erin was happy with me. We were good together. We never even had a fight. Happiest she'd ever been, she said. And then she just ends it, just like that.
Di: And you want to know why.
Di: You know, Aidan, spy work doesn't really work well with friendship.
Aidan: No, don't do any spy work, all right? Just -- just be her friend.
Aidan: Just talk to her for me. By the sounds of her, she could really use a friend right now.
Di: You just wish that friend was you.
Aidan: Di, this is not about my ego, ok? I love her. I really love her. And even if she doesn't love me back, I just need to know that she's ok. I mean, she's not in some kind of trouble.
Di: I'll do what I can.
Aidan: Thanks. I'm sorry about you and Tad.
Di: Don't be. You know how you're -- you're going to be there for Erin? Well, I'm still here for Tad.
Tad: Thank God. Here you are, right on time, as always.
David: What the hell do you think you're doing?
Tad: What, I can't be happy to see you?
Tad: Oh, yeah, that's right. I'm sorry, forgive me. Um -- actually, I'm happy for Dixie. Because, you see, I was just about to leave. And you know Dixie. When one man leaves, she's got to have another one waiting.
Dixie: Ugh -- that's enough.
David: Let him go. Just let him go.
Tad: Oh, that's good, that's good. Nice start. Soothing voice. Talk her down, comfort her.
David: Why don't you shut the hell up? Just forget him, Dixie.
David: Forget all about him.
Tad: Forget me -- that's what you wanted all along. You know what? It's too bad you don't have a French chateau. Because if you did, she'd forget anything. Her son, daughter, her last address.
Dixie: Get out.
Tad: Consider me gone.
David: What the hell was that all about?
Dixie: What do you want, David? Why are you here?
David: I just came by to make sure that that jerk didn't do exactly what he apparently did.
Dixie: No, you didn't. You came back to beg forgiveness for setting me up.
David: All right, that, too.
Dixie: I don't want your apology. You want to make everything up to me? Get me a child.
Kendall: Ok, yeah.
Ryan: Ok. Thought you might break him, hmm?
Zach: Well, I think a lot of things.
Ryan: Yeah, we all have. I don't want Kendall to know that Madden's name ever came up.
Zach: She's not going to hear it from me. You made your decision.
Ryan: I had no decision to make. That's my son in there, and I love him. And that's all there is.
Zach: That's all there is. You got one hell of a son there.
[While shooting hoops, Josh recalls recent conversations.]
Greg's voice: Put down the ball, Joshua. You shouldn't be out there shooting hoops. You should be inside studying, protecting your hands. Surgeon's hands. Life isn't about fun, it's about destiny -- yours. You're my miracle child. My miracle child. My miracle child.
Jamie's voice: Your father likes to rip families apart.
Tad's voice: He stole my daughter.
Dixie's voice: He took my child from me, and he won't tell me where she is.
Josh: I'm done! You hear me? I'm done with him!
[In the park, a car approaches then crashes as a young blonde girl runs from police with sirens blaring. As car doors close, the girl hides.]
Officer: Son of a --
Second officer: It's ok, it's ok. All right, you go that way, cover the path by the courts. I'll go down by the field to that boathouse.
First officer: Did I mention I hate teenagers?
Second officer: Yeah, I hear you.
Girl: But we love you.
Babe: Daddy's day, Daddy's day, it's Daddy's special day. We love Daddy 'cause he's the best, and today is his birthday
J.R.: You guys, that's so awesome.
Babe: So what are you waiting for? Blow out the candles and make a wish.
J.R.: Well, there are so many, I don't think I can do it by myself.
J.R.: Do you want to help me?
Babe: On three, ready?
J.R.: On three.
Babe and J.R.: One, two, three!
Babe: Yay! That was so good.
J.R.: We're going to get our wish. I already have.
Dixie: Look, I don't want water. I don't want to calm down.
David: No, you just want me to steal a baby for you.
Dixie: Yes. That's exactly what I want. Why is that so difficult to understand? I've lost my daughter.
David: We're going to find her.
Dixie: Why are you fighting me on this?
David: Oh, I don't know -- maybe because it's insane.
Dixie: "Insane" is giving up a child that you crossed the world to keep. "Insane" is causing the people that you love and care about suffering over and over and over.
David: I'm not going to let you give up on Kate or yourself.
Dixie: David, you just said that you would do anything for me. Was that just another lie? Was that another con to get me back into bed?
David: Absolutely not.
David: I meant every single word.
Dixie: Great. Then find me a child. Come on, David! You're a ruthless, vindictive SOB. If I told you to kill somebody, you'd ask who and that would be the end of it, so find me a child! Find me a child that looks like Tad or -- or me, that's the right age, blond, brunette -- I don't care, whatever. Fake the DNA tests -- I know you've done it before. Come on, just do it. I need to give Tad a daughter, so that he can get on with his life, because he certainly can't live in this hell with me.
[Di runs into Tad at the casino bar.]
Dixie: You owe me, David. I owe them.
David: I'm not worried about them. I'm worried about you.
Dixie: I came back empty-handed. Don't you get that? All I can give them now is grief and pain and worry for the rest of their lives. But if I give them a daughter, if I just give them a little girl to love -- please, David.
David: Dixie --
Dixie: Please do this for me.
David: Dixie, Dixie, stop. Stop. You don't want this. You don't want the lie. You want the real thing. Now, we're going to find her. I'm going to bring back Kate for you, ok?
Dixie: Why are you here? Why are you here every time I turn around? Why don't you just give up? Why don't you go away?
David: It's because I love you, Dixie.
Dixie: Then you're a fool.
Tad: What? What is it?
Di: I just want to see how you're doing.
Tad: How's it look like I'm doing?
Di: Not great.
Tad: Au contraire. I beg to differ. Actually, I'm at the top of my game. I just tried to kick Dixie in the teeth while she was down.
Di: No, Tad, you wouldn't do that.
Tad: Oh, yeah, yeah, I would. Trust me. A couple of well-chosen words, and I just let it rip, you know? I tried to rip her right in half -- the mother of my child, a child I can't find and will probably never know. I'm just amazing -- that's how I am.
Singer: Watching for the sun
Dixie: I thought you were some kind of genius, David. How can you be so stupid?
David: Why? Because I love you? It wasn't exactly a choice, but it happens to be the smartest thing I've ever done.
Dixie: Well, then you're an idiot. But you got competition -- me, patron saint of screw-up mothers.
David: I'm not going to listen to you attack yourself.
Dixie: Why not? I thought you said you'd do anything for me. Huh? Isn't that what you said? Because you think I'm so perfect? Well, take a look at me now, David, huh? See me. Tad can see it -- why can't you?
David: Martin is a moron, and I'm going to make him pay for what he did to you.
Dixie: He didn't do anything to me -- don't you get it? It was me. I did it. I abandoned my friends, my family, my son. I gave up my little girl that I wanted more than anything in the world, more than my own life! It was me, ok? Why don't you do something right for once in your life? Just hate me!
Tad: Di, I mean it -- would you just walk away.
Tad: Just leave me be, all right, before somebody else gets hurt.
Di: You know what? No, I'm not going to walk away. I love you, Tad. Whatever you need to dish out, you can -- you can dish it out.
Tad: "Dish out"? "Dish out"?
Di: Yeah, to handle this.
Tad: No, you don't understand -- I did it for fun, ok? I did it for kicks. Self-righteous, unforgiving fun, and after everything you and I have been through, you show me your weak spots, I'll hit you so fast you won't know I'm coming. That's how good I am.
Singer: I believe
Di: What happened with Dixie?
Tad: I told you. I ripped her up one side, then I ripped her down the other. And here's the best part -- I kissed her and then ripped her again.
Singer: Seasons changing over me
Di: Don't do this to yourself.
Tad: You think you can stop me? Would you give me a shot of vodka, please?
Di: Well, you know what? No, I can't stop you, but I can't -- I cannot watch you in pain.
Tad: You don't have a choice, ok? This isn't some kind of audience participation thing. Please leave me alone. I just -- I don't want to spread around any more pain. I am sick and tired of the gift that keeps on giving.
Singer: I believe
Di: You know what? Let's go home. You know what? I can take you -- I can take you to your house or the office or I can -- I can find Aidan for you --
Tad: Stop it! What's it going to take to leave me alone? I don't want you to fix this. I told you before, this is my own personal hell, and I don't want to share it with you. So don't try to love me or humor me or pity me. Just walk away, please.
David: What exactly do you expect me to do, Dixie? Judge you, attack you? That's not going to happen.
Dixie: I don't know, David. Why don't you just watch me and follow along.
David: All right. Listen to me. I know selfish, I know warped. I live it, Dixie. I let you believe that we found Kate, so that for one night you would see me as your hero. I took you out of Pine Valley into a hotel room, so that you would need me, thank me, so that I would be the one to answer all your prayers.
Dixie: That's ok, David. I let you manipulate me. I wanted to believe that we were close to finding Kate, even if it was just for one night, because it's killing me. I mean, I fight and I search. I scan every little girl's face, but part of me doesn't believe anymore. Part of me knows that I'm never going to see my little girl again.
David: I can't tell you how difficult it is for me to sit and watch you suffer and not be able to do anything about it. What do you want me to do, Dixie? What?
Dixie: Can you take me back in time? Can you put me back in that hospital bed, so I can tell Greg Madden that he has to call Tad? Or the nurse -- I'll tell the nurse that she has to call him. And then I'll hold my baby, my beautiful, sweet Kate. I'll just hold her in my arms and never let her go.
Kendall: He is so me -- I mean, the gorgeous tiny boy version of me. You got my eyes and my mouth and crazy hair when it comes in. Mm-hmm. And he's got -- he's got your fingernails. They're extremely handsome fingernails, but they look just like yours. They actually look exactly like yours. Yeah.
Joe: Ah, good.
Joe: Everybody's here.
Kendall: Yes. News? Any news? Good, bad?
Joe: The very best -- Spike is doing very well.
Ryan: "Very well." Does that mean that we can take him home soon?
Joe: It means tomorrow.
Kendall: That's -- that's wonderful. That's amazing. No. No, I'm not ready. I -- I don't have anything. I mean, I've got lots of stuffed animals. I've got hundreds of stuffed animals, but I don't even have a crib. I don't have bottles. I -- I don't have a diaper.
Kendall: I'm -- I'm much more together than I seem, I promise I am.
Joe: You have what your son needs most -- love.
Zach: Big day tomorrow. Let's go home and get some rest. Come on.
Kendall: No, wait --
Zach: See you, Spike.
Kendall: Wait, wait, wait. The earthquake.
Zach: They were tremors.
Kendall: I know, honey, but that -- the ground shifting unpredictably underneath you.
Zach: Oh, come on.
Kendall: I mean, you never know!
Joe: We've had them before in Pine Valley.
Kendall: Ok, well, I was never a mother before, and Spike was never a Spike before, and this mother is not leaving until I can bring my son home with me.
Babe: Lucretia made the cake, only I forgot the presents, so Little A to the rescue. He told me he has this new little friend of his that he wants you to have.
Little Adam: Cake.
Babe: It's cake.
Little Adam: I want some cake.
Babe: Want to give Daddy his present from you?
Babe: Well, hey, lumiere.
J.R.: [French accent] Ah, oui, my little friend. Be our guest. Thank you. I love it.
Little Adam: You love it?
Babe: You love it -- he loves it!
J.R.: I do, yes.
Babe: How can he not?
J.R.: [Normal voice] give me five. Give me five.
Babe: High five! Yay!
Babe: My boys, and this is from me.
J.R.: A new Duesenberg?
Babe: No, actually, I bought it for myself, but it's not too girlie or anything, so now it's yours. And every time you take out your keys, you'll think of coming home to me.
Girl: Oh, I hate cops who are as dumb --
J.R.: [French accent] I'm coming to get your fire truck.
J.R.: [Normal voice] Thank you. This is the best birthday ever.
Babe: There will be so many more best evers.
J.R.: For all of us.
[Di watches Tad as he downs a drink and leaves the bar.]
Dixie: You know, don't.
David: I'm going to find Greg Madden for you, Dixie. And I'm going to make sure that he tells us where Kate is. You are going to have your little girl again, and I'm going to make him pay.
Dixie: Why don't you just go.
[After David leaves, Dixie falls on the bed crying.]
Zach: No, I want you to take care of it tonight. No excuses.
Joe: And we've got a nearby room where you can spend the night.
Kendall: Or I -- I could just sleep right here. Throw a sleeping bag on the floor, I'll be fine.
Ryan: She's kidding.
Kendall: No, honestly, no, I'm not.
Ryan: I know you're not, so please just say "Thank you" to the very nice man and promise him you won't be sleeping on the floor of the Neonatal Unit.
Kendall: Thank you, Joe.
Ryan: Thank you.
Joe: And you ask the nurse if you need anything, ok?
Ryan: All right. Thanks, Joe.
Kendall: I'm going to stay with the little munchkin tonight I won. I won, I get --
Zach: Won what?
Kendall: I get to spend the night here, so we're going to have a little slumber party, honey. Come on. We could -- you know, we could sneak in. We could stare at Spike all night.
Zach: I wish I could. I have something to take care of.
Kendall: Could you be a little more vague?
Zach: It's casino business -- I've got to handle it now.
Kendall: "Now" -- ok.
Zach: Now. And I will pick you and little Spike up in the morning.
Zach: See you guys. Ryan.
Ryan: All right. I'll see you.
[The girl screams and points at a hand protruding from the ground.]
Officer: Hands where we can see them.
Second Officer: Back up, now!
First Officer: Keep your hands up!
Girl: Forget me! Look!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Girl: Mommy, is that you?
Ryan: I want you, Kendall.
Kendall: You do?
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