AMC Transcript Friday 8/4/06

All My Children Transcript Friday 8/4/06

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J.R.: Babe! Babe, can you hear me? You need to come back to me, Babe. I need you. Little A needs you. Babe, please! Can you hear me?

Jamie: We have to find her. If Babe is gone, J.R.ís as good as dead.

Babe: That was sweet -- really, totally poetic.

Josh: Well, it's the truth. I'm in love with you, Babe. First time I've ever said that to anyone. I mean it, too.

Babe: I'm sure you do, but --

Josh: You don't believe me?

Babe: I'm not going to have sex on the beach, and I'm not talking about the drink.

Josh: I didn't say it to roll around in the sand. I said it, because that's how I really feel. I absolutely, totally, and completely love you.

Babe: Josh, please, you've got to stop saying that.

Josh: I can't, I don't want to. I'm not going to, so deal.

[As the search helicopter flies in the distance, Erica and Jeff stand together on the beach until Jack interrupts.]

Erica: Oh. Oh, Jack. Oh, I'm so glad you're here. Josh -- Josh might be lost. Damn Greg Madden, and damn whoever killed him. Why didn't they get rid of that monster before all this was brought down on us?

Tad: This is not happening.

[Tad sees Zach comforting Dixie and takes off.]

Kendall: Well, it sure beats solitary, huh, honey? Oh, no, Dixie, please, please stay. Don't go. Three's a party.

Dixie: I'll just let you and Zach --

Kendall: Stop. It's way too late to pretend you have nothing to do with this. Zach, you -- you told me you did not kill Greg Madden.

Zach: That's exactly what I told you.

Kendall: Ok. So then why do the cops have enough evidence to put you away for life? It's hard to explain how your fingerprint -- one, just measly, tiny little fingerprint -- was found inside the coffin. That's right -- do that blank expression thing that you do. That's -- that's nice. And you -- fibers in the coffin, perfect match to the carpet in the trunk of the casino car you drove the night that Madden disappeared.

Dixie: They found fibers?

Kendall: Yeah. Apparently, anyone with a do-it-yourself detective kit could have. And then there's that tiny little trace of Gregís blood in your trunk. I think someone should've been more careful. Now, I know that Zach is on your speed dial for every little emergency you have, but when did aid and comfort turn into aiding and abetting?

Zach: Stop.

Dixie: Kendall, I didn't -- I didn't mean for this to happen.

Kendall: Oh, really? Great. Well, then we finally have something in common because neither did I. But you can make it up to us. We can call Chief Frye in here right now, and you can own up. You can tell him it's all your fault and to please let Zach go.

Zach: Take it easy on her. Talk to me.

Kendall: That's right. Go ahead and protect her, even though she's the one who got you into this mess.

Zach: Maybe you should ease up.

Kendall: Fine, I will, right after you tell me you didn't trash our future for Dixie Martin.

Krystal: Please, Babe, just find your way home. God, if you are listening, just give her a push in the right direction.

Tad: I'm sorry. Um -- I apologize. I didn't -- I mean -- where's Adam?

Krystal: He has -- he's been working the phones like a demon, just trying to get information on the crash. Babe -- government agencies, the Coast Guard, Adamís own team and -- nothing. Please, Tad. Tell me you have something. Just good or bad, just -- just tell me.

Tad: Krystal, do me a favor -- don't look at me like that, ok? What do you want from me? I don't know anything, I haven't heard anything. What's worse, I can't do anything. So if you need answers, by all means -- find a star, any star. You can use mine -- I haven't needed it for ages.

Krystal: I could use a friend.

Tad: Well, it isn't me, because right now, it seems like you need somebody who's going to hold your hand and tell you everything's ok, and I'm definitely not your guy.

Krystal: Ok. All right, I'll settle for you being a pain in the ass if it gets my mind off of Babe out there God knows where. You're doing a fine job so far.

Tad: I apologize. But you said yourself, you could use a friend, and right now, I'm useless.

Krystal: Yeah, but you are here, Tad.

Tad: It was a mistake coming here.

Krystal: You know what? When you got the life kicked out of you, I was there for you. I helped you get back on your feet. I need that now, Tad. I need somebody to give me hope. Could you do that? Could you help me, Tad? Could you do for me what I did for you?

Jeff: I'm going to head back out to the Coast Guard station. I can make some calls from there.

[Helicopter flies]

Jack: Here. You're freezing.

Erica: Oh, thank you. Oh, boy. I have made so many mistakes. One of the ones I'm so sorry about is that I -- I didn't tell you the truth about Josh right away. I should have told you as soon as I found out. I shouldn't have tried to handle this on my own. Jack? I am coming to you now. Please, help me. Tell me -- how do I save my son?

Jack: There are hundreds of people trying to do that right now. They're out there doing everything they can to find Josh.

Erica: But if Josh makes -- when Josh makes it back, how can I possibly save him from his pain?

Josh: I love the things you do, I love the way you move, I love when you try to slam me down. I love your smile, I love your hair, your brown eyes, your neck, your clavicle.

Babe: My clavicle?

Josh: Yeah. Anyone can love a shoulder, but only a professional can appreciate the perfect curve of the perfect clavicle.

[Babe chuckles]

Babe: Thanks, but enough with this love stuff.

Josh: I really have never said those three words before, to anyone. "I love you."

Babe: You've just broken a lot of hearts, huh?

Josh: Oh, and you haven't? I mean, come on. Guys fall for you all the time and what do you say?

Babe: I just -- it's not --

Josh: No, no, no, no. Let -- let me guess. "It's not you. It's me."

Babe: Something tells me you've had a lot of experience with that one.

Josh: Pretty much worn it out. But saying "I love you" -- it's virgin territory for me so to speak. So, come on, tell me -- what are your all-time top-10 best love lines?

Babe: I gave them all up. Once I met J.R., I didn't have to dodge the words anymore. We just have to look at each other, and it says it all. He knows my heart, and I know his.

Josh: Well, his pumps more blood than love if you ask me. You know, I could stay here on this rock with you, just the two of us -- perfect happiness. And the best part about it -- J.R. is not invited.

Jamie: Why don't you take a break? Get some water, eat something?

J.R.: No, no, no, I can't take a break right now. If I take a break, she could just drift right by us.

Jamie: Not with three pairs of eyes.

Julia: Hey, J.R., you know that big reunion scene that you're planning with Babe when you sweep her into your arms? It's not going to happen if you pass out.

J.R.: I'm going to be fine.

Julia: Come on. You're running on empty.

J.R.: Just keep your eyes on the water. That's all that counts. Babe is what counts, not me.

Jamie: J.R., don't be stupid. Sit down, eat something.

J.R.: I don't deserve it! After what I did to Babe, I don't deserve to eat or sleep, feel good about anything. I wanted her dead. I guess I finally got my wish.

Josh: You get it. You -- you get me.

Babe: You're a good guy -- underneath the cocky, son-of-a-gun shellac.

Josh: Well, you're incredible. You're over-the-top incredible.

Babe: I am a friend doing what a friend would do.

Josh: You listen to all my crap, and you're still here -- not that you could really go anywhere.

[Babe laughs]

Josh: But what could I do to thank you -- for everything? What can I do to show you how much it means to me? Can I make you a seashell necklace?

Babe: Oh --

Josh: How about a seaweed bouquet?

Babe: How about a steak and fries?

Josh: Fine. Come on, let's dance.

Babe: What?

Josh: You wouldn't mind? Just you, me, and the stars?

Babe: Instead of me stepping on your toes, how about you talk to me, Josh? Just talk.

J.R.: I wanted her dead.

Jamie: J.R., it's in the past. We all know you love Babe.

J.R.: In my stupid drunken plan, somehow I got it inside my head that it would be better for Little A to mourn a saint that he barely remembered than a -- a living, breathing mother. How sick is that? That I wanted Babe dead, because I couldn't control her, because I was afraid of what she would do? All she ever wanted to do was love me. She wanted what was best for our son, and now she might really -- are you laughing yet? This is what I wanted, right? And now you gave it to me. You gave it to me.

J.R.: What am I supposed to do, Jamie? How am I supposed to look at my son and tell him that his mother might never be coming home?

Babe: So Greg Madden always told you you were golden?

Josh: Forget "golden," I was platinum. Best schools, best teachers, no boundaries. It was all about me, anything I wanted. Always an option, always a way out.

[Josh picks something up off the sand and flings it into the water, making a splash.]

Babe: So what's your option now?

Josh: Well, for the first time in my life, I'm fresh out of moves. No options, no way out.

Babe: You think we're going to die here?

Krystal: I just want my Babe home, and there's nothing I can do. I -- I need something, Tad. I need something to distract me, to keep me from thinking thoughts that I do not want to think.

Tad: Well, then we're right back where we started, because I don't think you're going to like hearing what I have to say.

Krystal: Well, you just got to come out with it, Tad. You spinning here like the Tasmanian devil -- I need to know why.

Tad: Because you're the smartest person I know.

Krystal: What great, immense puzzle can I solve for you?

Tad: I don't think anybody can solve it, but let's start with the facts and go from there. Krystal, Dixie and Zach are in jail. The police think they have proof that they killed Madden, real proof.

Krystal: Dixie and Zach killed him?

Tad: Well, you didn't think J.R. did it?

Jamie: This is not going to get any better unless we do something.

Julia: I know. He goes on like that much longer, he's going to end up in the ER.

Jamie: Go to the captain, tell him we're going back to shore.

J.R.: No! No! Not a chance. We're not turning back.

Jamie: J.R., you're beat, you need a break.

J.R.: No, no, we -- I will not leave Babe!

Jamie: The Coast Guard has this covered. Your dad's crew --

J.R.: I don't care! I do not care. I'm not going to leave Babe until we find her. I did this to her. I'm going to bring her home. I don't care if she is alive or she's --

Jamie: Would you shut the hell up? You are not the center of the damn universe. Babe is not out here, because of you. This is not your fault.

Julia: Yeah, it is. Yeah, it is, it's J.R.ís fault. Karma's a bitch, and she's here to make your life hell.

Babe: Don't lie to me.

Josh: I'm not. We're going to be fine. There was a moment when we were in the water, floating on that piece of the plane, when I thought I could just let go. Just close my eyes, slip away, it would be done. My psycho dad's crazy recording playing over and over in my head, Erica, Kendall, everyone else staring at me -- it would've been so easy. I could've been totally free.

Babe: Totally dead. But you're here. You didn't let go.

Josh: Because of you.

Babe: Because you know this will pass.

Josh: When do we get to the part where it doesn't hurt anymore? Can't we just fast-forward to that? I mean, I thought if I flew far enough, fast enough, high enough, I could escape the pain, but it didn't work. It still hurts like hell, but the funny thing is I don't feel like running anymore. I don't want to let go, I want to hang on. I can deal, because I'm here with you. You saved my life.

Erica: If anyone had ever told me --

[Helicopter flies]

Erica: This was never, never the life I imagined for myself. When I was a little girl, I used to play dress-up, not mommy. I never cuddled baby dolls. I used to stage fashion shows. And even as a teenager, I dreamt about red carpets, photo shoots, exotic places. Children -- children were for other women, not me.

Jack: That's not so surprising, is it, honey? I mean, considering --

Erica: Considering that I was raped. But even before -- even before when I would think about my future, my future was all about people knowing my name and recognizing my face and glamour and fame -- all -- all of that. But children and dinner on the table and carpools? That -- that wasn't what I wanted. Having a child with Jeff or Tom? It's the last thing I wanted. And it broke both my marriages. Devoting my life to a child, a life that wasn't my own? I couldn't even imagine it. And then I had Bianca -- and everything changed.

Jack: This kind of love makes you want to do anything, risk anything to make sure your children are safe and they're protected.

Erica: I learned that from Bianca and Kendall. Oh, boy. And I'm learning it all over again now.

Kendall: It's a yes or no answer, Zach -- did you do it? Did you let that woman convince you it was a good idea to kill Greg?

Zach: What do you think?

Kendall: Don't do that -- don't do that "answer a question with a question" thing here. I have to plan a future. I mean, do I have to get you a lawyer? Do -- do I need to reserve every Saturday for the next 20 years to visit you in prison? Because if that's the case, then I need to know, and I need to get started.

Zach: There was proof you killed my brother. You didnít.

Kendall: Ok, well, that -- that was different. That was a duffle bag and some hair. This -- this is your fingerprints inside a closed coffin, not on the outside, on the inside. It brings up a lot of questions, and I don't like the only answer that makes sense.

Zach: Proof can be manufactured. You know that.

Kendall: What, by someone carrying around your fingerprints in their pocket? No, Zach, I need the truth right now. Did you kill Greg and then lie to me?

Zach: I missed you.

Kendall: No --

Zach: I miss Spike, and I miss watching you guys sleep. I'll be home before you know it.

Kendall: Don't do this. Please, Zach, you -- just tell me. Just please say the words, whatever they are. I need to hear it. Did you do it?

Zach: I told you I would never do anything to destroy our future. I promise you, no more surprises. No, I did not kill Greg Madden. Now, I need you to do something for me. Believe what I'm telling you.

Babe: It's sweet of you to say I saved your life.

Josh: Stop with the "sweet," Babe, it's fact. I mean, if I hadn't looked up, looked into your eyes, felt your hand near mine, chances are I would've taken the easy way out.

Babe: What exactly did you see in my eyes?

Josh: Light. Hope, safety.

Babe: Why can't J.R. see that?

Josh: You don't really want me to answer that, do you?

Babe: I love him. I -- I -- oh. I just -- I don't see how that can't be enough and -- and that I'm not enough for him to trust me, to be able to talk like we have. Why can't he just talk to me and tell me how he's feeling and let it all out instead of -- instead of just shutting down and sitting on it until it explodes in everyone's face?

Josh: Well, he blew up my life, and I'm still in one piece. I'm getting stronger already, because of you. Because you saved my life, the only one who could.

Babe: Maybe I should've tried harder. Tried to get him to open up to me the way that you have.

Josh: You wish you were here with J.R.

J.R.: See, Julia gets it. I brought this on Babe. It was my fault, my choices.

Julia: Yeah, I'm a total karma expert. The nine years Noah and I were running, the only thing I wanted was to be free to live our lives again -- our lives, not some imitation. Good people deserve good karma, right, except it didn't happen that way. Noah was murdered. After that, the only thing I wanted was to watch his killer die. One day, as fate would have it, I got my wish. I got to look that scum in the eyes and pull the trigger. So, I had my new life, but I didn't have anybody to share it with. I didn't have the husband that I loved or the child that I always dreamed of. So I went to Greg Madden, and he told me that my body couldn't produce a baby, and that, according to him, a killer like me was too evil to raise one. So I lost it. I raged at fate, at karma. I lost faith in myself, in life, in love. God did a number on me, and I wasn't going to forgive him -- or forgive myself.

J.R.: But you didn't deserve that. You didn't deserve any of that.

Julia: But you do? Babe dead is your fate, your karma? I was exactly where you are right now, until a friend called me out on it. He made me see that that's not fate or karma, that's just BS. That I'm still worth something.

Julia: And then the wildest thing happened. I found out that Madden lied, that I'm not infertile. God didn't get even with me. Instead, he sent me something that I never saw coming -- forgiveness. I forgave myself. I have a future, so do you. Make your own fate, J.R., and don't lose faith. I'll never be stupid enough to do that again.

Jack: I do believe, Ms. Kane, that you would battle the devil himself to protect your children.

Erica: I would.

[Helicopter flies]

Erica: I thought I was protecting Josh by keeping the truth from him. I wanted him to leave town and -- and never know.

Jack: Because you thought that's what was best for him.

Erica: Yeah. What kind of a mother would do that? What kind of a mother would make that mistake, Jack? What kind of a mother am I?

Jack: Well, I'll tell you. You don't make lemonade, and you don't bake cookies. But I've never seen anyone love their children more fiercely. When Josh comes back -- and he will come back -- you will be ready. It's not going to be easy for either one of you, but you will have all the love and all the help that he needs to face whatever's ahead. Don't you doubt yourself, Erica. Josh is mighty lucky to have you.

Krystal: I never really had J.R. pegged as the killer. I mean, the thought crossed my mind once or twice. But when he came to me with that CD, I -- I knew he was innocent.

Tad: And trusting J.R. isnít exactly something that comes natural to you.

Krystal: Uh-uh. But he convinced me. And it wasn't so much what he said as much as what he did. He used that CD to protect his family, to bring a few more suspects to the party, and now that Dixieís in jail, I'm starting to think that he was protecting one family member in particular.

Tad: Ok, well, that's Dixie. Help me. Where do I go from here? What do I do? I mean, how can I begin to fix this, to make it right when I haven't got a clue?

Krystal: You know more than you're telling me, Tad. Do you know who really killed Greg Madden?

Kendall: You didn't do it. I -- I believe you. I believe in you and us.

Zach: Wifely support -- I like it.

Kendall: You saved Spike. You saved me. You -- you helped me back from the dead, and I want to help you. I'm strong now, Zach, and I'm ready and I can do whatever it takes. I will get you out of this -- no matter how you got into it. So, my love, Spike and I will be waiting.

[After Kendall leaves, Dixie turns to Zach.]

Dixie: Weíre dead.

Tad: Ok. Let's say, just hypothetically, I thought I did have a bead on the real killer -- somebody that hated Madden, that wanted him to suffer, wanted answers or justice or maybe just revenge.

Krystal: Ok. Oh, thank you for sharing, but I was kind of hoping for a name.

Tad: I'm sorry, that's the best I can do right now.

Krystal: You want to fix this? Everything was fixed, everything was taken care of when that maniac, Madden, died. I -- you know, I -- I hate that -- that maniac now more than I did when he was breathing. What he did to you and your family, Dixie -- not to mention Erica and Kendall, Josh. And Babe is out there lost or worse, because that monster poisoned every life he touched, even from the grave. That anyone should spend a second of time in jail, because they rid the world of that filth -- that would be the crime. Now, whoever -- whoever killed Greg Madden should have a ticker-tape parade, not a life sentence. Now, dismiss the trial, hang the jury, you know, try it in the media -- whatever it takes. Not one more person should suffer because of Greg Madden. What?

[Tad gives Krystal a quick kiss and takes off.]

Dixie: Your fingerprints, fibers from my car, Gregís blood? We have to do something.

Zach: Sure. What do you want to do, tunnel out?

Dixie: Very funny. I can't be here. I -- my son's wife is missing, she might be dead. He needs me. I should be with him. I can't be here being charged for murder. My God, Zach. Blood and fingerprints. How the hell are we going to get out of this?

Babe: J.R. and you aren't so different. Right now I'm wishing he was a bit more like you.

Josh: My sense of style? My ability to crash a plane, start a fire?

Babe: Because you talk to me. You really talk to me. You told me things that you hadn't told anyone. I just wish J.R. would open up to me like that.

Josh: You really love him. All the problems, all the hell he's put you through? You know what I would do to be the man you love?

[Boat runs]

Julia: Hey.

J.R.: Thank you.

Julia: The important thing is that we find the person you love.

Kendall: Come on, Aidan, you have to do this. You've got to find the killer and just help Zach get out of this, please.

Aidan: We both know how much evidence is against Zach and Dixie.

Kendall: Forget the evidence. It's fake, it's phony. I'm telling you, it's a frame job. I mean, half the world hates Zach, and they would do anything to get rid of him. Well, I love him, and that's why I'm here. I would do anything to save him. Please, Aidan, come on. You've always been there for me when I needed your help. How -- how much do you want? Whatever you want, name it.

Tad: Excuse me. Would you mind if I handle this one?

Aidan: Yeah, all right. Sure, mate. She's all yours. Cheers.

Kendall: Ok, so it's your job now. So how much do you want, more or less, because your ex is involved?

Tad: Kendall, I'm not going to take --

Kendall: Yeah, you're going to take my money, Tad, yes. I want the killer found, and I want him slammed into jail.

Tad: Kendall, go home. Leave it be.

Babe: This is a nightmare.

Josh: Well, one woman's nightmare is another man's dream. Look, I'm sorry I got you into this. But it's a connection. You and me -- something no one can take away from us.

Babe: Didn't have to be on a rock to do it. I know, I know -- you love the rock. You want to stay forever.

Josh: Why not? I could build you a house. I could build you a dock. I'd build you a castle.

Babe: How about a boat to take me home? That would be good. Look, I know that you don't know what comes next. But I'd hate to lose such a good friend. Any chance you'll stick around in Pine Valley?

Josh: I can't think much past the immediate future.

Babe: Getting rescued.

Josh: Kissing you.

Babe: Then kiss me.

J.R.: Babe! Babe, can you hear me?

Jamie: Hey, I just talked to the captain. He's got a couple cases of soda and a couple of gallons of coffee. Between the caffeine high and the sugar rush, we have him as long as we want.

J.R.: Are you with me on this?

Jamie: 110%.

Julia: We don't go back till we find them.

J.R.: Guys, I see something!

Dixie: You thinking about the night Madden disappeared?

Zach: No regrets.

Dixie: That's lucky. All I have are regrets. About everything in my life. Except one thing. Trusting you. You're the one thing I did right. So you think we'll get out of this?

Kendall: Zach said he didn't do it. That means he didn't do it. So please find the flippin' killer.

Tad: Zach and Dixie don't need my help. They have an attorney. Livia's good at her job. Let her do it.

Kendall: No, they need more.

Tad: Well, they're not going to get it from me.

Kendall: What is your problem? Is it Dixie? Is that what this is? Did -- did I hit too close to home? Too personal? Fine, ok. Well, then we'll have Aidan on the case. He will find the killer and put him behind bars in a second. I -- I will give you cash -- whatever you want.

Tad: You're not listening to me. Kendall, I'm not going to take your case. I'm not going to waste one minute looking for the real killer, and neither is Aidan. Because they did it. Zach and Dixie killed Greg Madden.

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

Tad (to Kendall): If you insist on looking into whatever there is between Zach and Dixie, I guarantee you, you won't like what you find.

Josh (to Babe): I want to be more than just friends, Babe. If J.R. werenít in the picture, you'd want it, too.

Jamie: J.R.?

[Jamie and Julia rescue an unconscious J.R. from the water.]

Julia: Oh, God. He's not breathing.

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