All My Children Transcript Thursday 9/21/06
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Proofread by Gisele
Ryan: What do you mean? What -- what do you mean, you want to love me? What are you -- what are you saying?
Kendall: Do you really not get it, Ryan? I want to love you. I want to love you. How can I make it any more simple?
[Standing in Fusionís office, Babe and Josh kiss passionately.]
Josh: I love you, Babe, absolutely and completely. I've never felt this way before. Real love.
Ryan: "Love" and "simple" don't really go together, Kendall. I mean, simple's kind of like -- pizza and beer and love is more like, I don't know, a gourmet meal, you know -- complicated and unpredictable and often ends in disaster.
Kendall: You're backing off.
Ryan: No. No, um -- what am I doing? I'm -- I guess I'm giving you an out.
Kendall: What if I don't want an out?
Josh: I want to love you every day and every night for the rest of my life.
Ryan: This is where a cautious man would say something like, "Don't play me, Kendall."
Josh: You feel that, Babe? Wasn't sure I had one, but now I do. My heart, it's yours. And there's nothing I will ever need in this world except for you. You don't have to say anything.
Kendall: I'm not playing you. Is there a full moon?
Ryan: No. No, no moon at all. Just a zillion stars. And like I said, they're all aligned around you.
Kendall: Oh. Stardust. Yeah. Maybe that's why I'm feeling so juicy.
Kendall: There's stardust in the air. Lots and lots of glittery bits of magic all around us. Maybe it's the heat. It's an Indian summer. It's not supposed to be this hot right now. Hmm. It's the kind of heat that makes you sort of silly. And kind of wild and crazy. It's the kind of heat that can make you do just about anything.
[Babe gets in Fusionís elevator and leaves Josh.]
Kendall: I don't think anything in the universe is aligned tonight. The earth is just tweaked out of its orbit and it's spinning around, kind of like a top on a table, about to fall off the edge.
Ryan: You think we're going to fall?
Kendall: Well, what's wrong with falling? I don't know -- maybe -- maybe falling is a good thing. You've always been my rock, Ryan. Ever since you've come back, you've always been there for me. Always been there for our son. I want to be your rock.
Ryan: You're Spike's mom. Of course, I'm going to be there for you, Kendall.
Kendall: Yeah, but it goes way, way beyond that. You get it. You have your priorities straight. You know what's important. You would never, never put your family at risk for anything. You would never let secrets and lies and -- and your pride get in the way of the future. You're the real deal. You are noble and honorable and true. I want to devote myself to you. I want to be there for you. I want to give my heart to you. Because you're the one who deserves it.
Ryan: You want to love me.
Ryan: But you don't. You don't -- you don't love me. And wishing and wanting doesn't make that real. Unfortunately.
Kendall: But why?
Ryan: Love isn't like a hedge fund, you know? You can't have all your money in one investment, and if it looks a little shaky, you can't just buy into something that looks a little bit safer.
Kendall: Well, what if you're wrong?
Ryan: Wrong about what? About how love works?
Kendall: About my feelings for you?
Ryan: Just hold that thought. I'm taking you home.
J.R.: You've been out with the Coast Guard all day. Still no sign of Colby? Well, call me the second that you hear anything.
Jamie: J.R., I know you're --
J.R.: You don't know zip about alcoholism or addiction. So shut your mouth and stuff your threats.
Jamie: Have I ever been to an AA meeting? No. Have I ever read the literature on it? No. But I still have some serious credit, because my brother is a serious drunk.
J.R.: Serious drunks don't take threats like children or follow commands like dogs. They either drink or they don't. You threatening to break our drinking hands doesn't do squat.
Jamie: Maybe not. But you want a drink so badly, I can taste it.
J.R.: Ok. Ok, what's your point?
Jamie: I hate Josh just as much as you do. But if you fall off the wagon, I'll be rooting for him to take Babe away from you.
Krystal: I heard it. I heard it before.
Winifred: No --
Krystal: Listen, listen, listen.
Winifred: All right, all right.
Babe: Hi, Mom.
Krystal: Oh, hey.
Babe: Winnie, how are you?
Krystal: Ok, come on. There it is, there it is. You hear that, Winnie?
Winifred: No -- no -- ok, I don't hear a scritchiting sound, but that doesn't mean that there's not something in the tunnels.
Krystal: Well, come on, there was a bump first, and then -- and then the scritchity, yeah.
Winifred: Whoo -- whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo. I wouldn't do that if I were you, Mrs. Chandler. I mean, that sound could be pests. It's -- it's -- mice, squirrels, bats, large, scary rodents. I mean, it's not common, but it wouldn't be the first time. Shall I call the exterminator?
Krystal: Uh -- you know what? Let's just hold off a bit. I mean, the last thing we need with a little boy in the house is a bun of vermin-vaporizers storming through here spritzing poison at a bunch of rats with wings.
Winifred: I -- I'm just going to check on Sydney. And wish Miss Colby Godspeed and a safe return.
Krystal: Thank you, Winnie. Thank you.
Babe: Bye, Winnie.
Babe: So I guess that means that there's no news? Adam must be out of his head. And J.R., even though he won't admit it, with Colby missing on top of everything else -- it's got to be killing him.
Krystal: Well, honey, what about you? I mean, you're all flushed. What's wrong?
Babe: I'm fine. My -- my husband's sister is missing. She's probably hurt, maybe worse. I'm going to go upstairs and be with J.R.
Krystal: Babe, I -- I don't recall seeing J.R. come in.
Babe: I hope he's here.
J.R.: Babe is not going anywhere near Josh Madden, because Iím not going back on the bottle. And if I need a meeting, I'll go get one. I'm all over it. But I don't need my kid brother or anybody else watching me, breathing down my neck, trying to dish out idiotic advice. I'm fine.
Jamie: Right, you're fine. Hey, and you know what? Why shouldn't you be? You're practically drooling over scotch bottles. Your teenage sister may be lost at sea. Our baby sister may be lost forever, and your mom's about to go on trial for murder. Yeah, life's perfect. I mean, who really cares about Kate or Colby or Dixie? I mean, they're only family, right?
Ryan: Sleeping like a baby.
Kendall: Hmm. So cute, so perfect.
Ryan: Rachael's taking care of the Spikeman so his mom can get some sleep in how -- how long?
Kendall: I don't really know. I sort of lost count. I've just been consumed with diapers and baby blankets and whatnot. You know, I think if there were as many babies as there are stars in the sky, I think ours would still be the most beautiful.
Kendall: Shall we?
Ryan: I got it. You know, it's supposed to be your night off, all right? So you can do anything you want. Go open the wine or something. It's ok.
Kendall: Good. Would you like to join me? Yes?
Ryan: Uh -- just give me a sec.
Kendall: Ok, well, hold on a second. Now, I'm opening a very expensive bottle of wine here. I mean, the least you can do is stick around for that. Goodness gracious.
Ryan: Look who I found sneaking a peek in your window.
Kendall: You're spying on me? I mean, I knew you were a nasty tramp, but a peeping tom? What kind of sick freak are you?
Ryan: What's going on here, Dixie?
Dixie: Look, I wasn't spying, ok? I was waiting for a good time to slip in here and get some of Zachís stuff. I mean, leaving and coming back over and over again wasn't going to make any sense.
Ryan: You know what doesn't make any sense? You being here.
Dixie: This is why I wanted to wait until no one was home -- to avoid exactly this kind of scene.
Kendall: Let me hear that list. Let me know which items you want to steal for Zach and bring back to jail for him. It's a simple question. You really are a sick freak.
Ryan: Yeah, no answers, no explanations. I mean, what is this? What are you trying to prove?
Dixie: I don't know. Maybe that Kendallís betraying Zach.
Babe: I have checked every room in the house. The terrace, the garden. J.R.ís not here, Mama.
Krystal: Well, maybe he's joined forces with Adam -- gone to pitch in on the Colby search.
Babe: Adam is on a boat in the middle of the ocean.
Krystal: Babe, come on. Something's up with you. I am getting a distress signal loud and clear.
Babe: I told you, I am -- I am worried sick about Colby and Adam, and most of all, I'm worried about J.R.
[Uptempo music plays]
J.R.: Look, I told you, I'm fine.
Di: I don't see how you could be fine.
J.R.: Is there an echo in here?
Jamie: Hey, Diís just trying to be nice.
Di: Is there anything I can do to help you?
J.R.: Yeah, stop bugging me. Stop babying me. Stop analyzing me. I'm getting it from all sides tonight. I don't need a nanny, I don't need a parole officer, I don't need a shrink. Heck, I don't need to be sitting here putting up with this.
Jamie: Hey, you know what? That's the first smart thing you've said all night. How about we leave here and go play some basketball or something?
Di: That sounds like fun.
J.R.: Oh, sounds like fun? Add camp counselor to the list of supervisors that I don't need.
Singer: Į Yeah together in the sun Į
J.R.: You know, I'm out. I've had enough of the J.R. rescue team for one night.
[Uptempo music plays while J.R. and Josh come face-to-face at ConFusion.]
Singer: Į Looked around when I was down you saw an opportunity Į
Di: For a second there, I thought we were going to be picking up teeth from the floor.
Jamie: Well, it went a lot better than it could have. J.R. had an audience and a whole lot to prove.
Josh: Vodka, rocks. Flying solo tonight?
Josh: Oh, still splashing around the kiddie pool?
Josh: You know what, Del? Why don't you hook up Nurse Julia with one of these, and, what, a Shirley Temple for your date?
Julia: Jonathan's got me, Del, thanks.
Josh: Oh, you finally got tired of mounting Martin minor?
Julia: Harassing other people, trying to make them nuts -- is that how you distract yourself from whatever's making you crazy?
Babe: Enough about me. Come here. How are you holding up?
Krystal: Well, I'm scared stiff. I don't know how I'm going to help Adam if Colby is really gone. When that little girl came into Adamís life, it's like the sun rose and just did not stop shining on him. Now, if Colby isn't found alive, I am just afraid a darkness is just going to set in, and I'm not going to be able to bring Adam out.
Babe: They're looking for her.
Babe: The best of the best. And they'll keep looking as long as it takes to find her.
Krystal: What if they don't find her? What if Adam walks in that door alone, and Colbyís gone forever?
Babe: Adam will get through it. Because he has you. His wife. I saw you with him when he got the news that the search was coming up empty. He was devastated, but instead of closing himself off and turning his pain and anger into this cold, tough shell, he let you in. His wife. He let you hold him, and -- and comfort him and help him. And God forbid, if the worst does happen, Adamís going to feel the worst kind of pain, but he's going to get through it. Because you'll get through it together. Because Adam trusts you with all his heart.
Krystal: Adam? Did you find Colby? Well, it must be some comfort to at least have J.R. there with you. J.R.ís not there? What? No, I didn't hear you, honey. Say that again. Listen to me. You are doing everything in your power to find her and I -- I know you will. I just feel it in my bones. And, honey, I -- I'm with you every step of the way. Yeah, I -- I love you, too.
[The front door closes.]
Krystal: Babe? Babe?
Josh: Maybe you and Martin are meant to be, and I'm just the world's biggest jerk.
Julia: Well, you are the world's biggest jerk. But if we were meant to be, we would be. But we're not.
Josh: What, you're not fated? You're not destined to ride off into the sunset together? Well, I guess if you were, there wouldn't be any giant roadblocks, would there?
Julia: Some roadblocks you can overcome. Some you can't. One of the prime examples of one that you can't is when the person you love doesn't love you back.
Josh: Or worse -- the person you love loves someone else.
Ryan: Way out of line, Dixie.
Kendall: Get out of my house and out of my life.
Dixie: Did you or did you not see Zach lying on the floor of the prison cell bleeding, wrecked, handcuffed to an iron bar?
Dixie: Look, I just wanted to prove to Zach -- the man who loves you, by the way, the man who would do anything for you -- that his wife, perhaps, is not worth all the pain.
Kendall: Ok, I'm not worth the pain, but you are? The plague of Pine Valley?
Dixie: You can love two men, Kendall. It's a little messy, but it isn't against the law.
Kendall: Well, lucky for you.
Dixie: But you can't have two husbands. Unlucky for you, you're kind of screwed. Because that's what you want, isn't it?
Kendall: What I want is your face out of my house right now.
Ryan: Time to go, Dixie. Come on.
Dixie: Come on, Ryan. Aren't you over this whole Kendall Hart Slater Lavery polygamy fantasy?
Ryan: You have no right at all talking about Kendall, about any of this.
Kendall: You know what? If you want my husband, you can have him. Fine, take him, he's yours. I could care less. I don't give a damn about him anymore. Right now, my only priority is my son, and I'm going next door to check on him, so when I get back, I want this burglarizing bitch out of my house before I rip her little face off. Excuse me.
Ryan: What is wrong with you, Dixie?
Dixie: What's wrong with me?
Dixie: It's my fault Kendall can't deal with reality?
Ryan: You know what the reality is? The reality is Kendall has been 100% faithful to Zach, and you can tell him I said that. That came from me, all right? All she has done is trying to help you and Zach beat this whole Madden murder rap, but instead of focusing on your freedom, what are you doing? You're wasting your time riding Kendall, playing this stupid game, who's going to get the guy? Well, it stops, Dixie. It stops right now.
Sydney: Mrs. Chandler, do you have a minute?
Krystal: Oh, sure. Sydney, are you all right?
Sydney: Mm-hmm. I was just up in my room trying to read, and I kept wondering if Colby had gotten home yet.
Krystal: Honey, believe me, if she came home, you would know it. We would raise the roof with all our hootin' and hollerin'. In fact, my victory cheer alone will just knock this house off its foundation.
Sydney: You know, I would never, ever want Colby to be dead or anything like that. It's just that it's kind of hard being around her sometimes -- I mean, having her hate me so much.
Krystal: No, honey, she doesn't hate you. Colby just has a way of expressing herself.
Sydney: Well, she treats me like dirt, kind of like I'm a worthless piece of garbage. I just -- I really don't get what I ever did to her. Was it really that hard sharing a Sweet 16 with me? Well, what am I -- toxic? Am I -- am I ugly or something?
Krystal: Oh, please -- you? Ugly? Not a chance.
Krystal: Listen, honey, you hold that thought, and I'll be back in a flash, ok?
Krystal: Hey, J.R. You going up to get some shut-eye?
J.R.: Quick shower, change of clothes, then I'm going to go help Dad find Colby.
Krystal: Listen, before you leave, can we talk?
Babe: "Talk to me, J.R." I mean, is it really so much to ask the guy? He's carrying around two tons of pain, and he won't even share an ounce with me.
Amanda: That's men for you. Tear their heart out with a spoon, stomp on them with combat boots, and how are they? Fine. Women share, men donít. Hmm.
Babe: Maybe Bianca has the right idea.
Amanda: Oh. Ok, I really like you, Babe, but not that way. No, I know what you mean you just want a guy to drop the whole "It's all good, I got it covered" routine and bare their soul, but they'd rather gouge their eyes out than open up to you, rely on you, trust you with the part of themselves that they never let anyone else see. Oh, no matter how hurt they are, they just have to play it tough, freeze you out, and go it alone. You just want them to need you, and they do need you, but will they ever admit it? No.
[Alone in Fusionís office, Josh packs up his stuff in a box then stares at a photo of Babe.]
Sydney: Please don't take this offensively, but you're not making much sense. I mean, Colby has everything I could ever dream of. She's -- she's had -- she has you, Mr. Chandler, J.R., a family that really does love her. And I -- I just -- I mean, she -- she has this crib, the car, unlimited money. Why would she be so insecure?
Krystal: Because of everything you just mentioned. I mean, for the longest time, she didn't have any of that. I mean, this is a brand-spanking-new life for her. She's not sure if this is hers for the long haul or if it's going to be snatched away in the blink of an eye. That's why she won't share. I mean, you can't be generous with what you're afraid you might lose. J.R.? First we talk.
Di: Can I talk to you for a second? Um -- have you -- have you heard from Aidan lately, or do you know how I can get ahold of him?
Jamie: No and no.
Jamie: Is there a problem -- I mean, other than the dozen or so that I already know about?
Di: No, he -- he promised to help me prove that Tad is lying about seeing Dixie stuff Greg Maddenís body into her car.
Jamie: Oh, wait -- you think my dad would just make that up? Why?
Di: Well, because he's mad as hell at my sister. He's made up all these horrible lies to get back at her. None of it's true, Jamie.
Jamie: Well, how do you know that my father's a liar and not Dixie?
Di: I just do, ok? Dixie didn't kill anybody, and she's not going to fry for something that she didn't do.
Jamie: So you're just saying my dad's total scum?
Di: No, I'm just saying after what Dixie has put him through, after what I've put him through, your father is a thoroughly messed-up guy.
J.R.: I'm not falling off the wagon.
Krystal: I never said you were.
J.R.: Did Babe put you up to this?
Krystal: Put me up to what?
J.R.: "Oh, find out how bad J.R.ís hurting, Mama." Well, guess what, Mama -- J.R.ís fine, J.R.ís great. J.R. needs you to listen up, because I'm going to tell you exactly what I told my wife. I do not need a babysitter.
Krystal: You called her a "babysitter." Please tell me you did not talk to her the way you're talking to me right now.
Erin: So --
Erin: How are you?
Jonathan: I am good.
Erin: How are you really?
Jonathan: I'm really good.
Jonathan: Yeah. No, there's no problems here. ConFusion's doing phenomenal, the numbers are going up, up, and up, I'm busy all the time.
Jonathan: Ok. Yeah. I'm -- I'm doing about as well as I can considering what's going down, so --
Erin: All right, ok. Um -- I got an idea.
Jonathan: What's that?
Erin: Why don't you take a few days off? Just chill out, rent bad, cheesy movies, and I'll cook your favorites? Huh?
Jonathan: Uh -- no. No, I'm not taking any time off, Erin. I need to work. Besides, I like it here. I do. I mean, the people are cool and I can actually talk to them without being brain-damaged or faking being brain-damaged or -- or being a psycho killer. Oh -- wait a minute, I -- I forgot. I am a killer.
Erin: Terry McDermott was molesting innocent young girls, and he was going to hurt the girl that you loved.
Jonathan: So I killed him, which is great, because that proves that I don't have to be criminally insane to take a life.
Erin: Terry was the criminal, and the world is a much better place now.
Erin: You'll find it.
Jonathan: "Find it"? What? Find what?
Erin: Your life. It's your new life. It's -- it's out there, waiting for you. It's closer than you might know.
Jonathan: Would you do me a favor?
Jonathan: Would you not be my supportive sister tonight, please? Please. Would you just be funny, cool Erin that I know and love?
Erin: Ok. But -- can the funny, cool Erin that you know and love buy you a drink? Are you still, like, on-duty?
Jonathan: "On-duty"? Wearing a badge? Do I look like a cop or a doctor?
Jonathan: I'm a bar manager, ok? Now, I may not be sure about much, but I do know that.
Erin: Oh. But, dear, sweet bar managering brother of mine --
Jonathan: Oh, oh.
Erin: You never know what you might become.
J.R.: I don't need this right now, Krystal. I'm trying to find Colby.
Krystal: Wait a minute. Who taught you that needing the woman you love is some kind of weakness? Is that what real men do, huh? Shut out the women who are trying to get through to them?
J.R.: Oh, there it is -- all that self-righteous bull that I hear from Babe all day long. What, are you feeding her that crud? You tearing out marriage quizzes out of magazines? I don't need this.
Krystal: You don't need anything, do you?
J.R.: Why would I? It's no use. But you know what I do need? I need to find my sister. She needs to be back home safe even if she does have to do time. I need to find Kate -- do you have any hot leads there? I didn't need my mother to walk out of my life, but no dice. Oh, wait, no -- she did make a miraculous return, but now I need her not to be charged with murder. You have any quizzes that cover that, Krystal? No, I didn't think so. Just like I said -- need is pointless. It's just one big waste of time.
At ConFusion, everyone stares at Dixie as she walks in.]
J.R.: I've already asked enough of Babe. I don't need to lean on her for anything else.
Krystal: Babe needs you to need her.
J.R.: Give me a break.
Krystal: J.R., Babe told me the story of how you two first met.
J.R.: On the pier in San Diego. Blah, blah, blah -- got to go.
Krystal: Babe was all alone, ok? Flat broke, not a friend in the world, no dreams, no -- no hope, no future, so she gave you the only thing she had to give -- her heart. And you accepted it, and that's why she fell in love with you -- because you needed her love and her heart more than anything else in the world, and now she is reaching out to you trying to give you that heart again, and you're swatting it away? Do you know what that says to your wife?
J.R.: That I can't dump on her anymore.
Krystal: No, that you don't need her. Don't you see how that hurts her?
J.R.: Look, I appreciate your concern, truly, but if I hear one more second of this psychobabble, I think I'm going to hurl.
Krystal: J.R., you listen to me, and you hear me good. Now, Babe needs you to need her. That isn't psychobabble -- that's who she is.
[Just as Josh finishes packing, Babe walks into Fusionís office and kisses him.]
Ryan: Oh. Ahem. I am sorry that your stardust night got ruined.
Kendall: You were wrong.
Ryan: Wrong about what?
Kendall: I do feel love for you.
[Kendall leans over and kisses Ryan.]
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Ryan: If we make love, you have to understand that I'm going to fight for you. I'm going to fight to have you in my life.
Josh: Do you want this, Babe?
Babe: Yes. I want you, Josh. Make love to me.
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