AMC Transcript Wednesday 7/5/06

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 7/5/06

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Medical Examiner: This is Dr. Morris Victor, July 5, 2006. The time is 8:05 a.m. I am beginning the autopsy on Dr. Gregory Madden, Caucasian male, 58 years, body recovered from a shallow grave in Memorial Park, Pine Valley. Initial visual examination reveals no visible signs of trauma sufficient to cause death. Contusions and abrasions consistent with the collapse of the wooden coffin and several feet of dirt falling in on the victim. General overall degeneration and breakdown of epidermis. Deep decubitus ulcers on heels, elbows, buttocks, and shoulders due to confinement and contact with his own waste. Severity suggests prolonged confinement. Both hands deeply abraded. Also, splinters of wood under remains of all fingernails on both hands. Splinters embedded to within two millimeters of the lumina in the first, second, and third digits of both hands. Dr. Madden made a desperate and prolonged effort to escape his coffin. Particles of earth found in subject’s nasal cavity, larynx, trachea, and bronchial tree. Amounts inhaled consistent with suffocation theory. Very little stomach content, nothing I can readily identify. Presume the victim was subsisting on energy bars. Wrappers found with the body indicate that they were the only source of nourishment for some time. Contents ready for lab analysis. I expect them to substantiate that the victim died within two hours prior to his discovery.

[During Greg’s autopsy, Di and Del find Tad staring at the site of Greg’s confinement, while at the hospital, Julia and Jamie find an empty room in which to smooch, and at Chandler Mansion, J.R. and Babe frolic with their son. Meanwhile, Ryan walks in on Zach as he wakes up Kendall with a kiss, and Dixie finds Josh outside the morgue, watching his father’s autopsy through a little window in the door.]

Dixie: Please tell me that it isn't true. Please tell me that he isn't dead.

Josh: You tell me my father wasn't killed for you.

Dixie: I don't know what you're talking about.

Josh: The coffin he was in, Dixie, was wired -- speaker, microphone. Someone set up a wireless connection, so they could ask him questions, maybe someone who wanted to find out where your missing daughter is.

Dixie: I don't --

Josh: Who would torture him, Dixie? Who would do this to find -- what's her name, Kate? You make my father out to be some baby-stealing madman when you can't deal with the truth -- the fact that you gave your baby away.

Dixie: Josh, he pressured me into it.

Josh: Well, good for him! Because you're not fit to raise a child! So my father did what was best for your baby. You turned this whole town against him. Thanks to you, someone murdered him, if you didn't do it yourself. You know, this whole town thinks you're some kind of angel. You know what you are? You're the angel of death. Did you come here for the view? Because the medical examiner is in there right now dissecting my father. Sawing through his bones, cutting up his organs, trying to pinpoint the cause of death. Well, we know what that is, don't we?

Dixie: No, I don't.

Josh: You caused this.

Dixie: I didn’t.

Josh: You killed my father.

Dixie: I didn't, Josh, I swear. I just wanted answers. I just wanted to find my daughter. I did not want your father dead.

Josh: Yeah. Yeah, that's what I thought. Well, tough luck, Dixie, because you can't ask him now, can you?

Dixie: Josh -- Josh, please, wait just a second.

Josh: What? You honestly think you can ask me anything right now? What, you think I heard something before you and your friends buried him alive? You think my father left some clues? That I might be able to help you find your little girl?

Dixie: Did he? Did he? Did you hear anything that might lead us --

Zach: There, ok. What are you doing? See how hard it was to put everything in there?

Kendall: I -- I know. I want to make sure we didn't forget anything.

Zach: We got everything, everything could possibly need, except one thing.

Kendall: I knew it. What?

Zach: Baby.

Kendall: Oh, yeah.

Ryan: Well, I got you covered.

Kendall: Hey, Spiky. You feeling brave today? You ready to come home and take a chance on us?

Ryan: Mm-hmm.

Zach: Are children like dogs? Can they sense fear in people?

Kendall: I'm nervous. I'm not afraid.

Ryan: Oh, come on. You've been holding him, you've been feeding him.

Kendall: Yeah, yeah, in a hospital, where there's hundreds of nurses to help me.

Zach: Let's go.

Ryan: Wait a second, you want to take him? Here, you --

Kendall: No. You go ahead. I'll -- I'll get him when we get home.

[Zach chuckles]

Kendall: So, you still haven't told me. Why did you rush off to the casino? Why'd you have to go there in the middle of the night?

Zach: Nothing interesting -- some loose ends I had to take care of. Come on.

Del: What the hell happened here?

Di: Oh -- Tad, are you ok?

Tad: Yeah. You remember that tremor we all felt? Well, Madden felt it, too, just before the lid on his coffin collapsed.

Del: Madden was in a coffin?

Tad: Yeah. Right there. Earthquake brought it to the surface. Somebody had buried him alive. I sat here so many times right next to his grave.

Del: Where is he now?

Tad: The morgue, I guess.

Di: Madden's dead?

Del: You're sure?

Di: Oh, my God -- Kate. What about Kate?

Tad: We should pray that she's happy. Because wherever she is, without Madden, she's going to stay there.

[J.R. laughs]

Babe: Get him right there. Get him right there.

J.R.: I give up! I give up!

Babe: Do you promise to be good?

J.R.: You know it.

Babe: And if we let you up, there's not going to be any sneak attacks?

J.R.: I swear. You won.

Babe: What do you think?

[J.R. laughs]

Babe: We don't know. After everything that's happened, it's kind of hard to believe.

J.R.: Well, believe it. You and Little A are my only priority. I won't let you down or screw this up, ok?

Krystal: Where is he -- Adam? Oh, I -- I almost forgot. Little Adam, Winifred is making pancakes, and she's got out the cookie cutters.

J.R.: Oh, boy.

Babe: Yum, dinosaur pancakes. I could totally go for a stack of dinos. You want some?

J.R.: Mmm. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.

Babe: Let's go have our victory breakfast.

Krystal: Look, Adam rushed off last night after a phone call from the police, and he never came back.

J.R.: The police?

Krystal: Yeah.

Adam: You don't think this is serious?

Colby: I only borrowed some cars!

Adam: Stole, Colby. You stole cars. How many -- how many counts of grand theft auto are you facing, Colby?

Colby: Hey, J.R., I'm back.

Adam: Our heartfelt reunion was separated by steel bars with hookers parading in and out of the next cell.

Colby: It was like I was a guest star on "Boston Legal."

J.R.: Well, welcome home.

Adam: All night hearing of her daring exploits -- driving without a license, stealing cars.

Colby: Borrowing.

Adam: Hmm. Waiting for a bail hearing.

J.R.: Wow, you've grown up a lot since I last saw you.

Colby: Life on the run does that to a person, thanks to my she-parent. I need a life.

J.R.: Away from Liza?

Colby: I begged her and begged her, "Let me call Daddy." Liza wouldn't listen or consider it. She'd shut me down, no discussion.

Krystal: So you call your mother by her first name?

Colby: I do now. I'm sorry, but Liza’s been more of a jailer than those cops last night.

Adam: We couldn't leave until the judge set bail this morning.

Krystal: Well, I wish you had called.

Adam: Sorry. My mind was elsewhere.

Colby: When I saw a chance to escape, I had to take it. Who thinks about legal crud when their freedom's at stake?

Krystal: Well, don't look at me. I am not getting into this.

Colby: Thanks for caring.

Adam: Colby led the police on a merry chase until she clipped a tree near some crime scene in Memorial Park.

Krystal: You weren't hurt, I hope.

Colby: Is there any blood, bandages? Is she still living here?

Adam: Colby, Krystal and I are married.

Colby: Seriously? Dad, you could rent, you don't have to buy. So she's serious now? She still hot?

[Adam chuckles]

Colby: Late congratulations on the nuptials and everything.

Krystal: Thank you, Colby. It's good to see you again.

Colby: This is so great. I feel at home already. Don't worry, Krystal, I'm going to fit right back in. Dad, I'm so happy. Aren't you? All of us, the perfect family. I'm never leaving home ever, ever again.

Adam: Until you're dragged off to jail for grand theft auto.

Colby: Like I'd do time for test-driving a couple of ghetto mobiles when you got J.R. off for murder?

J.R.: Uh --

[Josh hears Julia giggling and finds her and Jamie making out at the hospital.]

Josh: My father was buried alive. But you know that. Barely kept alive, a tube for air, bottled water, energy bars.

Jamie: Did he say who did it?

Josh: What, did you let him see you? I figured you drugged him.

Jamie: Who said I was involved?

Josh: Well, not my dad, because he's not talking. The earthquake caved in the coffin lid. He's dead.

Julia: I'm so sorry.

Josh: Oh, like hell you are. Well, you got what you wanted -- part of it, anyway. I told you my father would take his secrets to the grave.

[In frustration, Jamie throws his stolen vial of truth serum against the wall.]

Del: Who found him?

Tad: Why? You want to buy the book rights?

Del: Was it during the quake, or did they find him --

Tad: What does it matter, Delbert? Dead is dead.

Del: Do they know who did it to him? If they got to him in time, maybe Madden told them something.

Tad: No. He was already gone. You know what they say -- dead men tell no tales. Yo, ho, ho. Actually, I could use a bottle of rum right about now.

Del: God, that lowlife piece of -- he died without telling us where Kate is. Dixie's going to go ballistic. This was such a dumb idea. What a disaster.

Di: Shut up, Del.

Tad: What would you know about it? Why are you here?

Dixie: David? David, come on! Open the door, please! Please open the door! Come on! This is important! It's awful, I'm not kidding!

David: Dixie, I'm sorry. I was shaving. What's going on?

Dixie: Listen, the worst thing that could've possibly happened happened.

David: What?

Dixie: It's over. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. What do I do?

David: All right. Dixie -- Dixie, sit down. Just sit down. Talk to me, slowly. What is going on?

Dixie: God, no matter what, you always want to help me, don't you? It's a good thing because Tad certainly doesn't want to. He just dumped this on me and walked away, left me on my own. But not that it matters. I've been doing it on my own anyway. I've been looking for Greg Madden and searching for him and trying to find Kate for years. And what have I ended up with? Nothing. Nothing. I have no one to blame for this but myself. I've done everything wrong.

David: Fine, ok. Come here.

Jamie: It was all for nothing, just a stupid waste of my time!

Julia: Jamie, what was this?

Jamie: Oh, that was Dixie’s map to her daughter, my sister. It was truth serum that I swiped from David Hayward’s house. It's not worth a damn now.

Julia: You were going to give a dose of this to Madden? How?

Jamie: Oh, it doesn't really matter now, does it? I was so sure that I could get Kate’s location. And then who cared what happened to him? He took Kate away from all of us, and now we may never know where she is, because he's dead. Because the son of a bitch died on us! I mean, I can't let Josh be right. I can't let his dad get the last laugh. I can't let that freak show win.

Julia: I'm so sorry. It wasn't supposed to end like this.

Colby: There's justifiable homicide. There's got to be justifiable escape. My mother took me away from the only home I'd ever known. I grew up without my family -- my brother, my Uncle Stuart, my Grandma Marian. Worst of all, I wasn't allowed any contact with my father. If I could've gotten away from Liza on a bus I would've, but she would've just shut down the public transportation. I never would've made it. Dad, I'm sorry, but cars can be replaced. It's not like I killed anyone.

J.R.: Neither did I, for the record.

Adam: Yeah, your brother's case was very complicated and there were no witnesses. You, on the other hand, played "Follow the Leader" with three squad cars.

Colby: Huey, Dewey, and Louie? Doesn't that prove I belong here? I need a strong fatherly presence.

Adam: Well, I think some discipline's in order, yes.

Colby: We're so much alike, Dad. Look at you and Krystal. I bet when you fell for her, all your friends and lawyers screamed "Anna Nicole," right? Or at least just screamed. But you didn't listen. You went after what you knew was right for you.

Krystal: It was mutual.

Colby: Yeah, Dad’s powerful, handsome, and fully loaded. Krystal, you get what I'm saying, right? You know what a superstrong man you married, how safe he makes you feel?

Krystal: I wouldn't exactly say "safe."

Colby: I've missed my whole childhood with you. That's why I know you'll take care of this, Daddy. You owe me.

Adam: Sweetheart, I owe you, because your mother took you away from me?

Colby: She packed me up and left as if I were one of her dresses or a piece of jewelry.

Adam: We both loved you very much.

Colby: But you never came to get me, Dad. No matter how hard I wished or how many extra prayers I said at night, you never came.

Adam: Sweetheart, I tried. I did everything I could for years to try to locate you.

Colby: You really did?

Adam: Of course, I did. Your mother had no right to steal you away from me. You're my little girl.

Colby: Mom had me watched practically all the time. If she wasn't around, there was a maid or a nanny. Every phone call I made was monitored, and Mom refused to let me get a cell phone in case I wanted to call you.

J.R.: You were never alone at a friend's house or a pay phone?

Colby: Yeah, sure, but by then Liza had done her damage, years of "your father never wanted you. He was glad we left. Your father didn't even suggest joint custody."

Adam: Those are all filthy lies, every one of them.

Krystal: Colby, if you really bought Liza’s version, why did you risk jail to get here?

Kendall: Careful, Ryan. Don't trip. Walk slowly. What the -- what happened in here? Oh, my God.

Ryan: It looks like a baby store exploded or something.

Kendall: Oh, my God. This is wonderful. This is great, but, I mean, I love everything, but, Ryan, you didn't have to do this.

Ryan: I didn’t. Spike, what happened? Did you get a hold of your mom's credit card? Oh. Hmm?

Kendall: Zach? Did you -- did you do all this?

Zach: You like it?

Kendall: What? Do I like it? I love it. It's -- it's amazing. It's -- oh, my God. Isn't this a Bonnie Brewer? This is a Bonnie Brewer.

Zach: I don't know. It's -- told me to get the best one.

Kendall: Yeah, well, only everyone in Hollywood uses her, everyone with tons of money. How did you manage this?

Ryan: Wow, Spike. You're going to have to slum it when you come over to my place, huh?

Zach: I had them put the same stuff in your apartment. Just thought then Spike can be used to things, you know.

Ryan: Are you serious?

Zach: Yeah.

Ryan: Thanks, man. Wow. Hear that, Spike? Make it easier for everybody, right?

Kendall: Yeah.

Ryan: Yeah.

Kendall: So, is that why you rushed off? That why you had to leave last night, to do all this?

Zach: Yeah. What'd you think?

Kendall: Um, you don't want to know. Give me this. Come here. Mmm. My honey, thank you. Oh, thank you for being so wonderful and perfect and thinking of everything.

Zach: Hey.

[Knock on door]

Kendall: My goodness, now what? Oy. What do you have planned now? What surprise do you have?

[Zach opens the door and finds Josh staring daggers at him.]

Dixie: After all I did to get the truth out of Madden -- they're giving him an autopsy right now. I saw him lying on the table.

David: Now, you said that Madden’s casket was wired, right? Well, obviously, whoever did this just wanted to scare him. Madden's death must have been an accident, a mistake. If it weren't for that earthquake, he's still be alive. All right, how long was Madden in that coffin? How long did he hold out? My point is, I don't think that he was going to tell you anything, Dixie. Or anyone else, for that matter. I mean, we always had to find our information out elsewhere. You know, someone that we hadn't thought of.

Dixie: Greg Madden deserved to be punished for his crimes, but he shouldn't have died.

David: That may be true. But if you're feeling guilty because someone did this to help you find Kate, because a man like this is dead --

Dixie: No, I'm upset, because it didn't work. Because the plan didn't work. He didn't talk. I did everything wrong. I ruined everything.

David: You did?

Dixie: Don't look at me like that. Come on, David. I mean, you think I did it? Are you accusing me? I mean, that's impossible. Do you think I took Greg Madden and put him alive in a coffin and buried him in a public park? I mean, that's crazy. That's a crazy idea. I couldn't do it.

Zach: Thank you for the news.

Josh: Oh, so it's news to you? You had no idea my father's coffin was rigged with audio equipment?

Zach: How would I know that? Didn't even know he was dead.

Josh: That's the surprise, all right. He was supposed to stay alive until he told where Tad and Dixie’s daughter was. But his captors had no idea that his coffin would collapse in an earthquake and move to the surface.

Ryan: Why come here?

Josh: That equipment in his coffin -- somewhere in someone's home, there's a matching hook-up, a receiver.

Ryan: Want to check my place next?

Josh: I don't know, Ryan, should I? You know, his captors also supplied him with bottled water, energy bars -- not out of kindness, but to prolong his agony. He tried to claw his way out of that box. His hands were bloody. His nails were broken and destroyed. His fingers were full of splinters!

Kendall: Ok, that's enough. We're kind of busy here.

Josh: You know, it's an amazing thing. Nature, the circle of life. Begins with birth. My father just met the end with death. Now someone's going to have to deal with the other half of eternity.

Jamie: What else could have been done? If you can change the way it was handled, what would you have done?

Julia: Madden deserved to have somebody play God on him for once. He could have survived like that for weeks, maybe even months, without giving up Kate’s information.

Jamie: If he ever gave it up.

Julia: He would have. All those days of agony that Madden missed out on, that's what I hate most.

Di: If you think I'm following you, I'm not.

Del: No, we just wanted to see what was going on.

Di: We were cutting through the park on the way to the Serving Spoon for some breakfast. We saw the yellow tape. I mean, Madden must have pushed somebody too far. Whoever did this, they wanted the truth out of him, and they thought this was the way to get it. They thought they were helping. But, I mean, Tad, this doesn't have to be the end, does it? Madden's files still exist, his records. I mean, I could -- I could cozy up to Hazel there at the clinic. I worked with her for a little while there. Dixie's going to take this so hard. Does she know? I should find her. You know what? Maybe -- maybe you should take a few days off. Go somewhere else. Go to the mountains, maybe. I can help Aidan at the office.

Tad: You can't. No one can help, not now. It's over. It's over for good this time.

Colby: Thanks, Dad. I shouldn't be talking about this in front of strangers.

Krystal: What, your daddy, brother, and me? Honey, I'm your ever-loving stepmother. We're family. So, tell me why you were so confused that you -- you hated your father one minute and then you run to him to feel safe the next?

Colby: It was the drugs.

Adam: You're on --

Colby: Dad, no, not street stuff. Not anything. That's just the point. Liza wanted to zone me out on drugs for ADHD.

Adam: You have Attention Deficit --

Colby: Liza just wants her Stepford child who won't talk back. She got some quack to prescribe meds for me, so she could make her own life easier.

Adam: Are you saying that Liza forced you to take medication?

Colby: She was about to. And that's when it hit me. She never cared about me. She only took me to hurt you. And since I'm not some tiny kid she can order around like I'm her stupid little purse dog, she wants to fog me with meds.

Krystal: I wonder how long before I want to do the same.

Colby: That's why I came to you, Dad, even after all the trash Liza talked about you. I had no place else, and I had to know. I had to know if you cared at all.

Adam: You don't even have to ask.

Colby: Don't say anything you don't mean, because I'm standing here. If you want, I'll go.

Adam: No, no. Like the devil you will. You're going to stay right here where you belong.

Colby: Cool. I knew Liza was a lying sack. Hey, anybody know this hot doctor at the hospital?

Krystal: Hot?

Colby: So hot you puddle? You'd notice and remember him? Dark hair, sort of perfect.

J.R.: Hey, hey, all right. Anybody who's got an MD after their name is too old for you. Start with high school. Work your way up from there, ok?

Colby: It's not like I need to get with some guy right this minute.

Krystal: Maybe you want to just rest for a while, huh?

Adam: Why don't we go upstairs and get you settled in. Your old room is still waiting.

Colby: I'll start redecorating later today. My dad hasn't gotten you pregnant yet? He must be slipping.

Krystal: I love my life. I love my life.

Kendall: It's -- it's grotesque. I mean, it's disgusting. I get that Greg did some heinous things to Dixie and probably a lot of other people, but I don't know --

Ryan: Just don't waste your sympathy on him.

Kendall: Well, I can't help but feeling a little weird about it. I mean, if it weren't for Greg Madden, there wouldn't be a Spike.

Ryan: Well, the good news is that you weren't involved in that mess, and it won't touch you.

Zach: The world's better off without him.

Kendall: I get that someone wanted information from Madden, but, I mean, did they have to bury him alive? Who would do something that extreme?

Ryan: Most of the town.

Kendall: At least the ones who are Dixie’s friends.

Dixie: Anyway, what difference does it make now who buried him?

David: What Madden did -- talking you into giving him Kate -- made a lot of people very angry, Dixie. People that would do anything for you.

Dixie: You're one of those people. For all I know, you planted Madden in the park.

David: Whoever talked to Madden last might have a clue.

Dixie: Well, if they did, you'd think they'd have let me in on it.

David: Unless they're following up on that clue by themselves. Maybe they don't want to disappoint you again. Did you think that maybe it was Tad or J.R.?

Dixie: No. I don't have any clues or leads. Kate's gone.

David: No. I don't buy that, Dixie. How many patients has Madden had over the years? How much paperwork has he generated, computer files? Somewhere there is a trail, and it's going to lead us --

Dixie: Nowhere. Nowhere. Years of my life in endless pain, and it leads to nowhere.

David: If we take the time to think this through, we could come up with a plan.

Dixie: I'm sorry, David. I'm sorry I bothered you. I have to go. Sorry.

Del: Come on, we got things to do.

Josh: What do we have here? Dad's fan club paying their last respects? Pretty grisly, huh? They found a breathing tube over there. He got a little air in that rank casket.

Tad: Then I'd say somebody was very considerate.

Josh: Somebody who wanted to find your kid. Can you imagine what he went through? Trapped in that cramped wooden box, not knowing how much dirt was between him and the air. Sucking air through a tube. Until the wood started to crack and shift and then there was no more air. He started sucking in dirt.

Del: Come on, Di, we don't need this.

Josh: Old Del looked a little guilty, didn't he? Or maybe it was just the smell. It's enough to make your eyes water, huh?

[At the morgue, Julia tears the sheet off Greg’s body.]

Julia: May God forgive you. I never will.

Tad: Yeah. Stinks, doesn't it? And not just literally.

Jamie: I'm sorry, Dad. I'm so damn sorry.

David: She could be anywhere, any fricking place in the world.

Ryan: Hell of a homecoming, huh, Spike? Yeah, well, now you can finally rest.

Zach: We all can.

[Knock on door]

Zach: Got it.

Dixie: Zach, did you hear about Madden? It's all gone so wrong.

Babe: Oh, you missed some great pancakes. Can you fasten this for me?

J.R.: Yeah. You missed a great show.

Babe: Yeah? Really? Because I heard voices in Colby’s old room. What's going on?

J.R.: Colby's back.

Babe: What? Wow, really? No Liza?

J.R.: No Liza.

Babe: Well, you must be happy.

J.R.: Let's just say that earthquake was a warning tremor. Colby's going to knock this house off its foundations.

Babe: Stop it. I can't wait to see her.

J.R.: Wait till you talk to your mother. Are you ready?

Babe: Actually, just a sec. Mmm. Now I am.

[J.R. opens the door and finds Josh standing on his doorstep.]

J.R.: You were suspended fair and square. If you're looking for more trouble, I'd suggest you stay out of my way.

Josh: You did it. You killed my father.

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

Josh (to Babe): You let J.R. go free for trying to kill you, and he went out and killed my father.

Jeff: What would be worse than telling Josh the truth now?

Erica: Nothing.

Jeff: What if he heard it from someone else?

Dixie (to Zach): We shouldn't have done what we did.

Ryan (to Kendall): I love you.

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