All My Children Transcript Wednesday 10/4/06
Provided By Boo
Proofread by Gisele
Josh: Tell me you feel what I feel -- you love me. Admit it. You love me.
Babe: Yes. Yes, I do.
Aidan: Did you miss me? Hmm?
Dixie: Shh. Everything is going to be all right.
Tad: Ow. Our last -- best hope of finding our daughter is gone. It died in a box next to Madden because of me. All this time, it was so easy blaming you -- she was gone because of you, Kate was lost because of you. And in the end, you were right. Oh. It was me. I'm as guilty as you are, more so. I'm the one to blame for losing our daughter, not you.
Erica: Ryan, I'm so glad I caught you -- what is Zach doing in there with Kendall? Well, I'm going to put a stop to that.
Kendall: You knew that Greg was alive? Trapped in that box, buried, tortured, and you did nothing? No, actually, you did do something -- you recorded everything he said until it was too late and the man was dead.
Zach: It's all true.
Kendall: Oh, my God.
Zach: There's more.
Kendall: I don't want to hear it.
Zach: It's too late. You're going to hear everything.
Erica: Ryan, now, what do you mean, no? What do you mean? We have to help Kendall.
Ryan: Kendall doesn't need our help, Erica.
Erica: Of course, she does.
Ryan: Look, this is for her to decide, not you and not me.
Erica: Ryan, Kendall needs us.
Ryan: She needs to be left alone.
Erica: With Zach?
Ryan: You will stay out of this.
Erica: Ok, fine. But you love her. Go in there, save her.
Ryan: No, I'm not going in there and neither are you.
Erica: Watch me.
Ryan: Erica, ok, come on.
Erica: Hey! Ryan! Ryan, what -- Ryan, put me down. Ryan, stop it. Come on, Ryan.
Kendall: I didn't want you to be guilty of murder. I hoped, I prayed. I told myself that there was no way that you, my loving husband, could be capable of taking someone's life. Whoever buried Greg was a monster. And a monster let him die. You are just as guilty as whoever dug that grave.
Zach: Yes, I am.
Kendall: Why didn't you save him?
Zach: Because some men don't deserve to be saved.
Kendall: This is your father. Your father -- it's his fault. He did this to you. He -- he kept you in the dark about Ethan and he -- he never let you know your own son. So -- so --
Zach: Alexander and Madden are both scum, you're right. Let's keep my dad out of this.
Kendall: No -- you wanted payback. You wanted revenge -- it makes complete and perfect sense. You -- you wanted to get back at them --
Kendall: For the years that you lost with Ethan.
Zach: Don't analyze me. Don't make excuses for me. I did what I did, because I'm cold, I'm calculated, and I wanted Madden dead.
Di: You jerk. Where do you get off?
Aidan: You did miss me, didn't you?
Di: No, actually, I was worried about my sister, the one charged with murder, Aidan? Could've used your services there.
Aidan: All right.
Di: But you were off somewhere doing something with someone, I guess. I --
Aidan: Hey, hey, slow down. All right, what did I miss?
Di: Tad ripped Dixie apart in court. He humiliated her. You know, I knew he was lying. His own son knew he was lying. I needed you, Aidan.
Aidan: If I could've been here, I would have.
Di: Well, you didn't even check in.
Aidan: Well, shouldn't we be celebrating Dixie’s freedom? Huh?
Di: Where were you? What were you doing?
Aidan: I had my hands full in the McDermott case, in Ireland.
Di: He's dead. Case closed, done deal.
Aidan: I had some things to take care of, ok?
Di: More important things than here, huh?
Di: You can go to hell.
Del: Sorry about that, bud.
Aidan: It's not over. Wait and learn.
Di: Hey -- hey. I wanted to thank you for what you did in court. If it hadn't been for you, Tad would've gotten away with his lies. I know it must've killed you, Jamie, but you did it anyway. You did the right thing.
Jamie: Just drop it. Ok?
Aidan: Fancy a beer, mate?
Aidan: Another one. So it's all over the news -- trial's over, acquittals all around.
Aidan: I heard you did good.
Jamie: I did what I had to do.
Aidan: Well, well done for getting your bead on the airport security guy.
Jamie: That surveillance tape was a big help. You did good.
Aidan: Just did what I had to do. How's Tad doing?
Jamie: I don't know.
Tad: Don't you understand? If I had stopped long enough, if I had pulled back long enough, I would've come to my senses. I would've let the son of a bitch go, I know I would have. I swear to God I would have. But I didn’t. I couldn’t. Because I was enjoying it. I had too much fun playing God with Madden’s life, the way he played God with Kate’s.
Tad: What does that make me? Dixie, I don't know who I am anymore.
Dixie: I understand, ok? And you can beat yourself up for the rest of your life, but it's not going to do any good. It's not going to undo what's been done, and it's not going to bring back what we've lost. The only thing that you can do is to look ahead.
Tad: I can't -- I can't.
Dixie: Think of the future, think of finding Kate.
Tad: No. What if I do? What if we do? What if we find Kate? Dixie, I killed a man. I took a man's life. I -- I nailed him in a box, I listened to his screams right over there. I got to carry that for the rest -- I got to carry it for the rest of my life. I just don't know how I can do it. I don't. I don't know how I can do it.
Dixie: Listen to me, ok? Just listen to me. Ok? You were desperate. You were afraid. All right? You felt weak, you felt lost. You didn't think. I understand. I know what that's like. You don't think, you just act. You don't think about what you're doing. You don't think about tomorrow. You just do what you have to do to take care of what you need to take care of.
Tad: The way you did? The way you did. When Kate was born, when Kate was born, you -- you did what you thought you had to do. You took care of her. You took care of our little girl.
Josh: I love you. God, I love you.
Singer: ¯ Hey. Got a feeling inside of me time to let it show so deep inside of me ¯
Babe: Wait, wait. I can't, I -- we can’t. We -- oh, God, I can't do this and I -- I should go home. I -- oh.
Singer: ¯ Got a feeling inside of me time to let it show so deep inside of me feels like it's coming ¯
Babe: Oh. I can't, I -- I have to go. I -- I have to go home to Little A, to my family.
Josh: To your husband.
Singer: ¯ It's getting brighter ¯
Babe: Please don't try to stop me, Josh.
Singer: ¯ So much brighter, and I'm going to let it shine ¯
Singers: ¯ Shine ¯
Singer: ¯ Just like a fire I'm going to let it shine ¯
Singers: ¯ Shine ¯
Tad: That's the way it was, wasn't it? You were scared for Kate, worried for your daughter. You don't have time to think about "what ifs" or opinions. You just do what you have to, because of what she needs. You don't think about the consequences down the road. Oh, I was there. I understand. I wasn't sure of anything except of an unquestioning, uncompromising love for someone I've never even met. And all this time, I have blamed you for everything. I've hated you, and I was wrong -- wrong for judging you. I'm sorry. My God, baby, I am so sorry.
Zach: Mess with me or the people I care about, and I make you pay -- no exceptions. Not even my father. I could've very easily walked away from him, but I didn’t. I staged my own fiery demise, and you know why? Because I wanted him to suffer. I wanted him to suffer very deeply. I wanted that image to be burned in his mind for the rest of his days.
Kendall: Well, your father was a terrible man.
Zach: Yeah. What about Maria? Hmm? She wasn't so terrible. She was a good woman, but she had no faith in me. So I let her think the worst of me -- I let her think I killed her husband.
Kendall: But you didn’t.
Zach: No, I didn’t. Just a lie. Lot of collateral damage on that one -- Maria, Ethan.
Kendall: Ethan lied about you, but you still loved him.
Zach: I made my son hate me -- I did that. I took away the one thing that he loved more than anything in the world -- I took you, I married you. Man, talk about payback. Now I have a beautiful wife -- it doesn't get better than that.
Kendall: You weren't in that alone.
Zach: Madden tried to take Spike away from you. He took Kate away from Dixie. Yeah. I just sat there, and I listened to him gasp for breath, scream for mercy, beg for his life --
Kendall: Stop it. Stop.
Zach: And I did nothing. It's the Cambias way.
Kendall: No, you are not like your father or your brother.
Zach: Oh, honey. I'm so much more ruthless than the old man or the boy could've ever been. My rules, no one else's -- that's how I make it through life. That's who I am. And you knew that. I told you that in the very beginning -- I always hurt the people that I care about the most, and now I've done it. I've hurt you, again, and you look surprised. Why is that? Why is that? You just didn't want to face it?
Erica: You can't hold me prisoner.
Ryan: Oh, I can, and I will until you get a grip.
Erica: Ryan, you never should've stopped me. My daughter needs me and you. I mean, Zach is a very dangerous man in a lot of ways. He's already convinced Kendall to marry him twice. I'm sure right this minute, he's over there trying to convince her to -- to go for number three. Is that what you want? I mean, Kendall should be with you. Kendall belongs with you, Ryan.
Ryan: I get that you're pushing Kendall and me together and honestly, I love you for it, but --
Erica: Then what are we doing here?
Ryan: Look, this is how it's going to play out. Kendall is going to choose who she wants to be with and nobody else.
Erica: Well, that is way too passive for me. And you love Kendall. You can't just sit back and do nothing. Zach Slater probably killed a man, and he certainly cheated on Kendall, with Dixie Martin of all people.
Ryan: Actually, he didn’t. They faked the affair to have an alibi.
Erica: Ryan, I walked in on them. I saw them in bed together, and they weren't expecting me. They weren't faking anything.
Ryan: Whether they were or they weren't, I don't know. Whether they did, and I don't know who killed Madden and I honestly -- I don't give a damn.
Erica: I don't believe that for one minute, but I do believe that Zach did kill Greg Madden, and you can't possibly want the woman you love and your son to live under the same roof with Zach.
Ryan: No, I don’t. I don't, Erica, but if that's what Kendall chooses, then I will honor that. I will back off. I'm not going to split them up -- I won't do it.
Erica: Won't it kill you if Kendall chooses Zach?
Ryan: Yes, it will.
Kendall: You helped Maria. You helped Dixie, you tried to help Ethan. You fought for me and for Spike. You're a good man. You -- you do the right thing.
Zach: Keep telling yourself that. Scream it out if you like, but in the end, you still know who I am. You know what I'm capable of. Why you ignoring it?
Kendall: I don't know -- maybe I'm just an idiot who's been living in denial?
Zach: No. I didn't tell you everything. You didn't know about the blackout the night that Spike was conceived. You didn't know that Madden was buried alive.
Kendall: So you want me to believe I love a man who doesn't exist? That we've just been living some ridiculous, crazy, whacked-out fantasy?
Zach: No. I love you with everything that I am. And I know you love me so deeply, you only saw the good in me. You tried to fix me. You tried to save me. Some men don't want to be saved, Kendall. I am what I am -- I'm ok with it. How about you? Do you have to have your hero? Because we both know he's waiting for you. If you want Ryan, you should go get him.
Babe: What are you doing?
Colby: Wow. You look like crud.
Babe: Long day.
Colby: Oh, it's got to be. I don't know how you fit it all in, Babe -- job, kid, J.R.’s bed, Josh's bed, then back again.
Jamie: My dad won't tell me who buried Madden.
Aidan: Well, maybe he doesn't know.
Jamie: He knows. So do you. Who did it?
Aidan: It's over.
Jamie: Is it?
Aidan: Let it go. All right?
Aidan: I have to take this. Hello?
Dixie: Well, I never thought we'd get here.
Tad: Or put each other through living hell to do it.
Dixie: You know, half the town has no idea who you are anymore.
Tad: There is that.
Dixie: Oh. What about J.R.?
Tad: Oh, God, no.
Dixie: I don't want him hating you, Tad.
Tad: No, no. Dixie, please -- don't. I'm begging you -- let me handle J.R.
Dixie: Fine. You know you can trust me. You can trust me about Greg. I promise you I'm not going to tell anyone what happened.
Tad: I know. But it doesn't change the fact that it happened, Dixie. I don't know -- what are we going to do?
Dixie: We're going to look for Kate. That's what we're going to do. Ok? And we can help each other, all right? I -- I just don't know where to start anymore.
Tad: I do. I do. We're going to start right here. This is everything I have, every lead, every scrap of information on Madden. I've still got people out there, Dixie. I've got people in every hospital, every clinic he ever worked. That box of photographs, the one you found in Madden’s storage locker -- that's the only thing we've got going for us. I'm working on trying to identify every child in that box, but what if I can't?
Dixie: You will. You will, ok? We will. You have to believe that. Because I can't bear the thought of you never seeing our child.
Tad: I will. I will. I'll see her, I'll hold her, I will kiss her. And then when she's old enough, I'm going to tell her how lucky she is to have her mother's eyes.
[Knock on door]
Derek: Well, kiss and make up, did we?
Tad: Well -- Dixie’s just here.
Derek: I know exactly why she's here. I know what you did. Not a chance in hell you're going to get away with it.
Jamie: On me.
Josh: Well, I can't say I want to talk about good times, because we didn't have any. I must say, that was quite a showdown in the courtroom. Martin versus Martin -- perfect son busting perfect dad? Blew that myth to hell. It took a lot of guts, unless it was just an act. Were you lying? Was Tad? Or were you working it together -- father/son project? Proud of yourself, big man, for saving Dixie and Zach? You shouldn't be, because thanks to you and Tad, whoever killed Greg Madden is still walking around out there free, and they'll probably never pay. Way to go, Martin.
Tad: Would you like a snack? Would you like something to drink? Because I get the feeling this is going to take a while.
Derek: No, it won’t. You played the jealous ex out for payback. You set us up, deliberately lied, and blew my case to hell -- all so Dixie would be acquitted.
Tad: That's an interesting theory.
Derek: Were you in on it with him? Huh? What, did you come to celebrate, pat yourselves on the back for being so damn clever?
Dixie: Are you kidding me? He almost ruined my life. The only reason that I'm here is to tell him what I think of him.
Derek: No yelling, no screaming, nothing broken. You came here to thank him.
Dixie: I could've gone to prison for the rest of my life because of this idiot. I never want to see him again!
Tad: Break something. If you break something, he'll believe you.
Derek: Whatever. I know what went down. You did it, Dixie. You and Zach buried Madden, and you got away with it. You -- not so lucky. You're under arrest.
[Derek pulls Tad’s hands behind his back and handcuffs him.]
Babe: You are such a brat.
Colby: Oh, you are so guilty. You know, too bad J.R.’s oblivious.
Babe: Back off already, Colby.
Colby: Ooh. Sensitive, are we? You must've been with Josh.
Babe: I get that you hate me. It's because I'm on to you -- all your games and your crud.
Colby: Oh, goody -- a lecture from a slut.
Babe: Because I busted you in the tunnels and now you're ticked.
Colby: I told you to stay out of it.
Babe: Yeah, and let Adam and J.R. go on thinking that you were dead? I don't think so.
Colby: You let them think Little A was dead. And you're slamming on me? What -- what's that word? Oh, yeah -- "hypocrite."
Babe: What I did, Colby, was the worst, cruelest thing that I have ever done, and I wasn't going to sit back and watch them go through another round of hell.
Colby: Wait, and let me guess what comes next -- "Honesty is the best policy." Unless you're sticking it to my brother and doing it with another guy.
Babe: Why are you out to get J.R.? What is that all about? He's your brother, and he loves you. What, are -- are you jealous, because he grew up with Adam, and you didn't? Are you feeling sorry for yourself? Is that what it is?
Colby: You know, this is my family, not yours. I love my dad and my brother.
Babe: Yeah, when you're not lying to them and stealing from them. Colby, you keep messing with people's lives, it's going to come back and bite you. "Cruisin' for a bruisin'" -- that's what Mama used to call it. Only you're going to be in for way worse than a bruising, because one day you are going to be in real trouble, and you're going to need real help, and no one is going to be there because --
Krystal: That's enough, Babe.
Erica: You going to guard me all night?
Ryan: Not exactly a hostage situation, Erica. And, honestly, I could use the company.
Erica: How's Spike?
Ryan: He's incredible.
Ryan: As crazy as the last couple of weeks have been -- the trial and everything -- spending time with Spike and Kendall has just -- I can barely tear myself away to get to the office.
Erica: Oh, Ryan. God forbid, Kendall chooses Zach.
Ryan: Well, if she does, then I'll just focus on being the best father I can be and the best friend to Kendall.
Erica: You'd be satisfied with just being her friend?
Ryan: I'll make it work.
Erica: Ryan, that would never be enough. I mean, when you love someone, you -- you want it all. I mean, you never stop wanting it all. I know that better than anybody.
Kendall: You made love to me night after night. And you promised nothing would come between us and our future. You held my son. You tickled him. You told him bedtime stories with happy endings. And the whole time -- the whole time you knew a man was buried alive. You -- you listened to Greg, you sat and listened to Greg beg for mercy, for his life. And no regret? No remorse?
Kendall: I am in love with a man who lets people be tortured. Who laughs and smiles, eats and makes love as if he had no clue that a man could die at any minute. Now, I'm just supposed to accept that? I'm just supposed to live with that?
Zach: You're not supposed to do anything. You're free to make your own decision.
Kendall: Go. Do you know who buried Greg?
Kendall: Will you tell me?
Babe: Colby is just being Colby, and, Mama, you should be upstairs resting.
Colby: Oh, how sweet -- taking care of the pregnant mom. As if that makes up for cheating on your husband.
Babe: Back off, Colby!
Krystal: That's enough, both of you. Now, cut Colby some slack, and you stay out of things that you don't understand.
Colby: You're totally protecting her.
Krystal: Babe's marriage is Babe’s business.
Colby: You know, Babe’s right. You should go upstairs and rest. You're way too old to be having a baby.
Babe: Lay off.
Colby: You know, the only reason why you got pregnant is Dad loves me best, and you can't stand it. So drop all the trashy babies you want, Krystal. I will always be his daughter, I will always come first, and he will always love me best.
Krystal: Look, I know it can't be easy sharing a daddy that you just barely gotten to know again. It makes sense that you would want to keep him all to yourself.
Colby: You're the one who doesn't want to share! You don't even care that I'm here!
Krystal: No, that is not true. Colby, ever since you've come back, that -- that light in your daddy's eye -- you put it there. I love you for that, because you have made him so happy. This baby isn't going to change the way your daddy feels about you. He has more than enough love to go around, and I promise you, you won't lose him. I -- huh. I personally have great hopes that by the time this baby comes along, we'll be a family. And you and I could even be friends.
Babe: Oh, you're hormonal, Mama.
Krystal: Look, I know that your mother is far away, and you don't get to talk to her much, and I would never dream of -- of stepping into her shoes. But I would be more than happy to give you advice if you need it, or help of any kind if you want it. Because no matter how much ugliness has been between us in the past, I want you to know you can count on me.
Del: Well, thank God Dixie got off. Maybe now we can all get back to having some reasonably sane lives. It does make for an interesting chapter in my book, though.
[Del snaps fingers]
Del: Hello? This is where you make some sort of crack about my writing?
Di: I'm -- I'm sorry -- what did you say?
Del: What are you wasting time for here? Why don't you go prance around with Aidan?
Di: I can't. I hate him.
Del: Really? A fine line between love and hate.
Di: You know, save those clichés for your book.
Del: There's the sister I know and love.
Di: Hey, hit me. This time put some caffeine in it.
Del: Ooh, another diet soda? Coming right up.
Aidan: You know, there's zero nutrition in those things. Also, do you know that I thought about you the whole time while I was away?
Di: Don't you come any closer.
Aidan: You thought about me, too, didn't you? Go on, admit it.
Di: The ego on you -- Dixie’s life was on the line, Aidan.
Aidan: And you didn't think once, not even for a second, about jumping off of bridges, getting wet, starting your life all over again?
Aidan: The riverbank, Fusion rooftop, me and you?
Di: Don't be obnoxious.
Aidan: Ah. I can't help it. You know, I haven't had a jump in a long time.
Di: Well, go someplace else. I'm not in the mood for jumping.
Aidan: Well, that's too bad, because I found an awesome instructor that's willing to give us a lesson tonight. It's not exactly jumping. It's more like flying -- it's hang-gliding, actually.
Di: You want to go hang-gliding tonight?
Aidan: Yeah, with you.
Di: Well, lucky for you, I need some fresh air.
Singer: ¯ When you whisper, oh, I'm your only one ¯
Josh: What's with the quality time anyway, Martin? I thought you hated me.
Jamie: Look, I thought we could talk. I'm sorry about the trial --
Josh: You know what? Save your apologies, all right? I just want to know who the killer was.
Jamie: So do a lot of people.
Josh: You knew Tad was lying. What else do you know? Do you know who dug the grave?
Jamie: Does it matter?
Josh: If your father was killed, would it matter to you?
Derek: The airport video your son found? You were locked in that airport office all night. No way you could've seen Zach and Dixie dragging Madden’s body around. I have the time-coded footage to prove it. You're under arrest for perjury. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you --
Zach: Take the cuffs off him, Derek -- you're out of luck.
Josh: So you're going to hold out on me? Fine -- you wouldn't be the first.
Jamie: You're never going to figure out who buried Greg. Live with it.
Josh: Could you?
Jamie: You'd be surprised what I can live with.
Babe: Don't waste your breath, Mama.
Krystal: I'll give a little, you give a little -- we all will -- and who knows? I mean, someday we just might find ourselves being family and friends. Come on. What do you say you give it a shot, huh? We have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
Colby: Uh -- I'll pass on the mommy-substituting thing.
Babe: Told you.
Colby: I'm not stupid. You're totally playing me.
Krystal: No, Colby, I want us to be a family.
Colby: You're just afraid I'll keep blabbing on about how Babe’s messing around on J.R., so play fake mommy all you want. I'm not forgetting what Babe did to my brother, what she still is doing to him.
Babe: God. Can you believe her? You're having the baby, Dixie’s finally beat all those murder charges, and things are good, and then she has to go off and be a little brat?
Krystal: Was she right? Were you with Josh again?
Babe: You know, I'd really rather talk about the baby. You know what was crazy, I was thinking about? Little A is going to have an aunt or uncle. How weird is that?
Krystal: Babe, I know you wouldn't lie to me, that's not who we are. Were you with Josh?
Babe: I can't do this. Not now.
Zach: You can't arrest Tad.
Derek: All the key players cozying up together -- I -- I ought to take a picture.
Zach: Tad did see us with Madden’s body -- the night that Dixie and I buried him.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Erica (to Jack): I really need some time away.
Jack (to Erica): May I ask you where you're going?
Kendall (to Ryan): I'm nowhere near done with Zach.
Josh (to Babe): You ready to give us a chance? We'll tell J.R. together. He'll have to deal with it, because we're in love, and there's no turning back.
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