All My Children Transcript Monday 10/23/06
Provided By Boo
Proofread by Gisele
[Music plays at BJ's]
Sean: Awesome. Hold on. Come on.
Adam: If my wife were here, she'd probably order the cheesiest cheese fries known to man, but -- but why don't you hold off a little bit on the grease? She is with child.
Sean: No, come on, be honest.
Girl: I want --
Adam: Your world is about to fall down around your ears, kid. I haven't forgotten what you did to my daughter.
Sean: You're tripping, man.
Bianca: Let go of him, Adam. Get your hands off my brother.
David: How's it going? Eric -- all right. The CVS sample taken from Krystal Chandler -- I need you to run a DNA test on that for me, ok, against this profile, Tad Martin. All his information is already on file. Ok?
Eric: But Mrs. Chandler's doctor didn't order a DNA test.
David: I understand. Dr. Lee called me in as a consult. I'm a cardiologist and longtime friend of the family. There's a concern the baby might have genetic abnormalities associated with heart defects, so I need you to run that test and hand-deliver me those results ASAP.
Eric: But -- but normally Dr. Lee wouldn't --
David: All right, I'll tell you what -- no more questions, ok? Just run the damn test.
Tad: I know the chances aren't that big, but if there's the slightest chance that that baby is mine --
[Krystal reaches out and gives Tad a big hug.]
Di: Hey. I'm here to help you find Emma. Whatever you need me to do, I -- I can do it.
Aidan: That's good. That'll mean a lot to Dixie and Tad.
Di: Tad can kiss it. But if Emma turns out to be Kate, I am making sure that -- that Dixie takes that little girl a million miles from Tad.
Aidan: Yeah, like hell you will.
Dixie: Um -- we need to speak with Annie.
Jonathan: Annie's not here. She moved out.
J.R.: Annie? Emma?
Jonathan: Sure, come on in. Hey, you guys can search the whole damn place if you want. Because of you and Tad, she's not coming back.
Ryan: You're serious? If you take a test, Emma’s DNA won't match yours?
Annie: I know it sounds crazy, but --
Ryan: No, it's just -- but if what you're saying is true, then how could Emma possibly be your biological daughter?
Annie: I swear on my life everything I've told you is true. Emma is my daughter, body and soul. You don't believe me anymore?
Ryan: I'm -- I'm just trying to make sense of it.
Annie: No, you can't. You can't make sense of it. It doesn't make sense. I know it doesn’t. That's why I never wanted any of this to get out. Look, I know it sounds insane, but no matter what any DNA test says, I carried her for nine months. I gave birth to that little girl. She is a part of me.
Ryan: Ok. Ok, help -- help me understand.
Annie: What, what, the million and one ways I know she's mine? Um -- her smile, her -- her smile and when she smiles, Ryan, it's like -- it's like I'm looking in a mirror, and the -- the way her eyes sparkle when she laughs. She looks just like my mom when she laughs, she really does. And her sense of humor. She's -- she's 4 years old, and we crack up about the same things. And -- and her temper. Her temper, I mean -- where do you think she gets her temper from? The way I feel when I am with her, the way I feel when I'm not, the way she holds a spoon, the way she -- she hums when she's drawing a picture. Her -- her limitless energy, her -- her stubborn determination. Her toes!
Ryan: Her -- her toes?
Annie: Yes, her toes. Her -- her middle toes are -- are longer than her big toes. I remember they were like that in the sonograms. I still have the printouts. I can show you, I still have them. She has the same toes now that she did then. The minute that she was born, the doctor placed her on my stomach, and the umbilical cord was still attached and her little -- her little legs just were going crazy, you know, boom, boom. I saw everything in that moment. Her -- her birthmark on her right thigh, the way her nose kind of turns up at the tip. Those toes that I had seen for so long in the ultrasound -- finally, there they were just -- just kissing the air. And then I looked into her beautiful blue eyes, and I saw the same look that I have seen every day since -- the most amazing, loving, knowing look. The look a child gives her mother.
Dixie: This can't be happening. I can't lose my baby again.
Jonathan: Well, that's assuming that Emma is your baby, Dixie, but she's not.
J.R.: Then why'd the woman who was raising her feel the need to disappear?
Dixie: Look, just -- just tell us where she is, ok? I'm not going to hurt her. I don't want to upset her. I just want to talk to her.
Jonathan: Right. You're trying to take her kid.
Dixie: Jonathan, there is a very real possibility that Emma could be my daughter.
Jonathan: Kate, right? The baby that you gave up when she was born? Yeah, I don't know -- you might've made the right move, considering how your other one turned out.
J.R.: All right, you need to shut your mouth, freak.
Dixie: Wait, don't, J.R. --
J.R.: You know where Annie is, and you're going to tell us where.
Dixie: Come on. No, just calm down. Let's just go, ok? Just go.
Jonathan: There you go. You listen to your mommy, Junior.
J.R.: All right, Lavery. We're going to find them, and we're going to make you talk.
Jonathan: And I'm going to be sure to watch out for falling bricks.
J.R.: He knows where they are. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Di: Tad lost all his rights to Kate when he decimated her mother during that trial and every day leading up to it.
Aidan: Kate is Tad’s daughter no matter what goes on between him and Dixie. And if Emma is positively ID'd as Kate, then I'm going to see to it that Tad is part of the family reunion.
Di: Oh, my -- Aidan, wake up! The guy had her -- her set up for murder. You know, he -- he almost had her convicted by a court of law, because he couldn't get over her giving up his child.
Aidan: Tad tried to hand Kate back into her mother's arms.
Di: Well, how? How, Aidan? By -- by lying to the cops? By having Dixie arrested? How is that trying to get Kate back to her mother? I can't forgive him for what he did.
Aidan: Then this conversation is a waste of both of our time.
Tad: I'm a little confused here. Does almost crying and giving me a hug mean that yeah, the baby's mine, in which case you should be telling me congratulations or is it Adam’s, in which case I should be giving you condolences?
Krystal: The hug means I know what it would mean to you for this child to be yours. I know how much you miss Kate. And I'm sure this baby would go a long way in patching up a pretty big hole in your heart.
Tad: Maybe we should just cut to the chase.
Krystal: The baby is Adam’s. I'm sorry, Tad. I'm so sorry.
Adam: Did your half brother share with you what he's been doing here in Pine Valley? Did he tell you that the night of my daughter's Sweet-16 party, he got her drunk and molested her?
Sean: Is that what Colby told you?
Adam: You're not going to --
Sean: God, she's such a liar.
Adam: You're not going to get away with this. You better warn Jack, Uncle Jack, that he has to represent you in court.
Bianca: What is with you Chandlers? Is "you're going to pay" emblazoned on your family crest or something?
Adam: A child, a young child, was manipulated and molested. Now, you of all people, Bianca, should be sympathetic to this situation.
Bianca: Don't try that on me, Adam, not after everything your family has done to mine. Kendall almost died because of J.R. I did, too, for that matter. So forgive me if I don't leap to your side, particularly since Colby already falsely accused my other brother of the same thing. Your threats are getting old, and my sympathy has withered down to nothing, so back off.
Singer: ¯ Oh, my dear ¯
[Adam turns around and faces Sean once again.]
Adam: Stay away from my daughter.
Singer: ¯ Oh, my dear ¯
Krystal: You ok?
Tad: Yeah. Sure, I'm fine. I'm happy for you.
Tad: That is, if you're happy for you.
Krystal: I'm beyond happy.
Tad: Hmm. So I guess things are still going pretty well between you and Adam, huh?
Krystal: I'm nuts about him. And he is so excited about this little baby.
Tad: Can't say as I blame him.
Krystal: So what's happening with Emma? You any closer to finding out if she's Kate?
Tad: Nope. No, not at the moment.
Krystal: What is your gut telling you?
Tad: My gut? Yeah, my gut is telling me that if David Hayward’s involved in any way, then I should reserve judgment until I can come across my own cold, hard proof.
Krystal: Well, that's a pretty sensible gut.
Tad: Doesn't make it any easier. Annie just took off from Pine Valley. She took Emma with her. And I have no idea where they are.
Annie: I am so tired of explaining myself, Ryan.
Ryan: I understand. I -- I do, but if you want me to help you, then you have to help me. Now, how did you find out that Emma’s DNA didn't match yours?
Annie: Terry and I wanted a child so badly, and Dr. Madden promised he'd deliver.
Krystal: I am the first to admit that David is a lying snake, but Annie running sure does lend credence to his claim, doesn't it?
Julia: Uh -- I'm sorry to interrupt. Tad, I need to talk to you.
Krystal: Sounds important. You better go.
Tad: Just excuse me for a second. What is it? What's up?
Julia: Ahem. I did a little more research after we pulled up those DNA test results for you and Emma.
Julia: I scored, big.
Dixie: I'm so sorry I broke down like that.
J.R.: Don't apologize. Lavery was a complete jerk. He knows where Emma is. He all but threw it in our faces.
Dixie: Well, I think I should've expected him to react like that and to protect her. I mean, she's just trying to protect the child that she raised. If I were her, I would've run, too.
Annie: I -- I always expected we would have our children the old-fashioned way, but after we were married, Terry told me about some genetic concerns in his family, and he convinced me that we shouldn't risk passing them on to our children. I didn't really jump onboard at first, but Terry was adamant. He really pushed for it, so eventually I agreed. After a ton of research and interviewing a number of fertility specialists, we settled on Greg Madden.
Tad: Why do I get the feeling we should be doing this in a darkened alley?
Julia: If I weren't on duty right now, I would insist on it.
Tad: My God. Julia, this looks like Annie McDermott’s entire medical history.
Julia: Ahem -- shh. Don't even think about asking me how I got it.
Dixie: You can't expect a mother to be logical or fair when it comes to raising a child. We act on instinct and fierce love.
J.R.: Fathers do, too. But, still --
Dixie: Look, you have to imagine how much she loves that little girl. Annie has raised Emma since she was a baby. She's just doing what any mother in her position would do -- fighting to hang on to her child.
Annie: Terry wanted a daughter so badly. He said he wanted her to look just like me. I know. I can't even think about it. To think that he might have created Emma for his own twisted -- it's disgusting. I can't believe -- I -- I should've known with this whole weird --
Tad: You couldn't possibly have known, ok? You can't blame yourself.
Annie: But I do, every day. Anyway, um, Dr. Madden said that he couldn't guarantee us a girl but that there were certain ways to manipulate acid levels and that can increase your chances of having one, so I did everything he told me to do, and I got pregnant on my first try. My pregnancy and delivery -- the whole experience was a dream. But the best gift was Emma -- oh, just this beautiful little girl.
Dixie: My beautiful baby boy. My sunshine. I remember when they placed you in my arms for the first time. It was as if there was a magnetic field that was created in that moment that connected your heart and mine. And I knew then that nothing would ever break that connection. Nothing ever will.
Tad: Julia, have you seen this? Apparently, Annie had a DNA test run a year ago on her and Emma.
Annie: I did the DNA test when Terry and I were going through our divorce. I was just so desperate to hold on to Emma, and I wanted to sever any ties that Terry had to her, so I thought that the results could prove that Emma was biologically mine but not biologically his. I never should've taken that test.
Dixie: That magnetic connection that I felt when I first held you -- that's what I felt when I saw Emma for the first time.
Annie: The first time I saw those DNA results, my heart stopped. I -- I couldn't believe what I was reading.
Tad: You did it. It's all right here in black and white. Annie and Emma aren't a match, which means it's very possible that that girl is my daughter.
Bianca: Sean? Been a while since we lived under the same roof, but I still remember what you were like when you were trying to worm your way out of the hot seat. It may have worked on Barbara, but it never worked on me. So what is going on between you and Colby Chandler, the real story?
Singer: ¯ Do you know what you want ¯
Sean: We hooked up, but I -- I didn't force anything on her, because she was totally down. There's no way I got her drunk. She did that all on her own.
Bianca: So everything that Adam said about you seducing her and taking advantage of her -- he made all of that up?
Sean: Please, if you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would've said definitely. But then, Colby lied about sleeping with your new brother Josh, almost had him thrown in prison. Ok, now, I wouldn't be surprised if she told her dad all that BS about me.
Bianca: But why would she want to get any guy in that much trouble?
Sean: Because she's psycho? Look, all I know is this whole disaster has put a major downer on my road trip. I'm so over Pine Valley.
Singer: ¯ Everybody's got someone to love ¯
Sean: Hey, how about I go back to France with you?
Bianca: Sorry, bro. I'm sticking around for a while. And I kind of hoped that you would, too. I mean, you're one of the main reasons that I came back here. I was hoping that I could get to know both of my brothers a little bit better. I mean, you're all grown-up now, and there's a lot that I don't know about you.
Sean: Here's all there is to know -- if your bone marrow had been a match for Molly, I wouldn't exist.
Colby: You don't exist.
Singer: ¯ What's it going to be? ¯
Adam: I forgot your cheesy fries.
Krystal: Oh. It's ok. I'm not really that hungry anyway. What's wrong, honey? You're all flushed. Where have you been all this time?
Adam: Yeah, where I've been doesn't matter. What matters is what I found out. My baby -- I can't call her that anymore, can I? She isn't my baby, is she?
Tad: It's no wonder Annie took off -- it makes perfect sense. You know, I hate to admit it, but for the first time in his life, I think Hayward was telling the truth.
Julia: Back up a minute, Tad. Something's wrong.
Annie: I knew something had to be wrong. It -- it just -- it didn't make sense for Emma and me not to be a match.
Ryan: Did you -- did you have another test run?
Annie: I wanted to, but I was scared. I was scared that Terry would somehow find out what I was doing and try to use the test against me.
Ryan: Well, did he? Did he ever find out?
Annie: No, but he might as well have. I didn't win full custody, so I ran with Emma. I mean, that judge wanted me to share custody with that monster. Anyway, I had heard that Dr. Madden was living in Pine Valley, so I came to ask him about him, ask some sort of explanation as to why my DNA didn't match my daughter’s. But the doctor was gone before I ever got the chance.
Ryan: Did you ever lose consciousness when you were giving birth to Emma?
Annie: No. I told you my delivery was perfect. I remember the entire thing.
Ryan: And you say you saw her immediately after you delivered?
Annie: Ryan, I held her with the umbilical cord still attached. There is no way that Dr. Madden could've switched babies on me.
Ryan: But there is a way that he could've someone else's egg, right?
Annie: No. There isn’t. Emma is 100% my child, body, blood, and soul.
Dixie: Look, just because I sympathize with Annie doesn't mean that I'm backing off. If Emma turns out to be Kate, I'm going to fight like hell to get her back.
J.R.: First, we have to find her.
Dixie: And we will. Won't we? God, tell me that I didn't blow it.
J.R.: Blow what?
Dixie: David told me that I should just take Emma and run and I said no way. What if he was right? What if I lost my best chance at getting my daughter back?
Annie: You don't believe me. You want me to give Emma to Tad and Dixie.
Ryan: I stack up all the evidence, but honestly, none of it matters. Because I believe you. I believe you. I believe that Emma is yours, body, blood, and soul. And I will not let anyone take her from you.
Annie: Thank you so much.
Ryan: That doesn't mean that we're not going to have a hell of a fight, though, you know that. Especially if Tad and Dixie find out about that DNA test. I mean, Tad is a hell of a PI. It's only a matter of time before he figures it out.
Annie: Well, then we'll have to make sure he can't find us. He -- he can't take Emma if he can't find her.
Ryan: Well, you can't run forever and hide forever, Annie, but you can prove that Emma is not biologically theirs. I mean, that's the way to go here. We run another DNA test -- Tad and Dixie’s against Emma’s. And if there's no match, you're home free.
Jonathan: Aidan, make them back off. It was bad enough when Annie had to worry about losing her daughter to that pervert, Terry. Now your friends are threatening to take Emma away from her? No. Make them back off.
Aidan: I'm afraid I can't do that, Jonathan.
Jonathan: Don't you tell me that you're buying into Hayward’s lies, too.
Aidan: I'm not convinced they are lies. If Annie had nothing to hide, then why did she run?
Jonathan: She ran because Dixie cornered her girl in a playgroup. Why are you really doing this? Is it -- what, some sense of loyalty to your -- to your friend? To your partner? Or somebody put a big chunk of cash in your pocket to terrorize an innocent woman and her child?
Di: Aidan is not doing this for money, Jonathan. He is trying to find Emma, because there is a real chance that -- that she is Dixie and Tad’s daughter. And if she is, then they have a right to be her parents. Both of them.
Dixie: Maybe if I had listened to David, I might have my little girl in my arms right now.
J.R.: I know how bad you want Kate back, Mom. But trust me, kidnapping is not the best way to make that happen. You were just acquitted of murder. If Emma happens to be Kate, you're going to want to have a full life with her. You don't want to get locked up again for snatching a child.
Dixie: Thank you. If I never see her again --
J.R.: But you will. Tad's working on this, and Aidan’s helping him. They're going to track Annie down, and they're going to get the answers that you need. You just got to trust Tad right now. What? What's that look for?
Dixie: Nothing, it's just the way you're talking about Tad after what he did at the trial. I never thought you'd say anything good about him again.
J.R.: I know, Mom. I know how far Tad went to save you. I know how far he went to find Kate. And after going to the extremes to try to bring my sister home and having it blow up in his face, there's no way in hell Tad’s giving up now.
Tad: What do you mean, something's wrong? Annie and Emma aren't a match. It's right there.
Julia: Ok. If Annie knew that she wasn't Emma’s biological mother -- if she was adopted, for instance, then she would know that they had no biological relationship. Why run a DNA test?
Tad: You're right. That doesn't make sense. Which is par for the course. Because it seems like every single time I get a glimmer of hope, something else jumps up and kicks me in the face.
Julia: No, don't give up yet. It is still possible that Emma is Kate. Greg Madden is involved. Anything is possible. But what we need to figure out is why would Annie order a DNA test at all.
Krystal: Adam, you can't just drop a bombshell like "she's not my baby" and -- and then just clam up.
Adam: It's true, isn't it? Colby's not my baby anymore.
Krystal: Colby? No, I -- I suppose she's not, Adam.
Adam: There's no one to blame but Sean Montgomery. He robbed that poor girl of her innocence.
Krystal: Adam, she's not innocent. And she's not a little girl anymore. She's -- she's 16 going on 25, and acting out with a vengeance. Now, I know you would love nothing more than to believe that Colby gave up her virginity against her better judgment, but I am here to tell you that nobody forces her to do anything that she does not want to do. I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that she got drunk on her own and -- and gave it up willingly, hoping to feel more grown-up. Oh. Adam, face it. Your daughter is sexually active. And you have got to find a way to deal with that. A way that doesn't involve having every guy she sleeps with arrested.
Sean: You mind? I'm kind of in the middle of something here.
Colby: Oh, I'm sorry. Am I cramping your style? You want to pick up on the old little ladies? I -- you know, I don't care. Be my guest.
Bianca: I'm his sister. And I'm gay. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Colby: Bianca? Oh, I didn't even recognize you. I'm sorry.
Sean: Oh, way to go, Colby.
Bianca: No, no, it's ok.
Bianca: You know how it is with us older ladies. This would be me. Claire? Is Miranda ok? Oh, she does? Excuse me. Hello, Miranda?
Colby: What's your problem?
Sean: What's your problem? Your dad was just here. Ok, apparently that lame accusation you made about Josh has now been tagged on me. Is that your thing, Colby? Huh? You do a guy and then get him locked up? Make you feel powerful? Huh? Because from where I'm sitting, it sucks.
Colby: How could I have been so wrong about you?
Sean: How could I have been so wrong? Ok, you know what went down the night of your party. The only reason we hooked up is because I thought we were on the same page. You know, two people looking for a good time, having fun, no strings.
Colby: It was my 16th birthday. It wasn't exactly that random.
Sean: Oh, so I should thank you for picking me to be the one to torture? No, thanks.
Colby: I picked you to be my first, ok? I was a virgin before you, Sean.
Adam: Colby is willingly giving herself to boys? How am I supposed to deal with that?
Krystal: You could talk to her.
Adam: I don't know what to say.
Krystal: Just tell her you love her, Adam. Really, really convince her, and don't give up until she believes it with everything inside her. Honey, she may come on strong, but deep down inside, your daughter is one big knot of insecurities.
Adam: You understand her so much better than I do.
Krystal: That's because I was her, Adam.
Krystal: I wasn't much older than Colby when I threw myself at some random guy at a party, just because I was feeling insecure and unloved. That guy was David.
Adam: Oh, God forbid.
Krystal: No, I know. I'm know -- I'm not saying that Colby’s going to make the same mistakes I did. And don't get me wrong -- I don't regret what came of that one-night stand. Babe is everything to me. I just wish I -- I wish I had a daddy then who loved me back when I was getting drunk, and giving myself to strangers. I don't think I would have made the same choices I did.
Adam: Colby knows I love her.
Krystal: I know.
Adam: She knows that.
Krystal: I know.
Adam: I tell her every day.
Krystal: It's just not enough, Adam. Honey, you have to make Colby see herself the way you see her. That's the only way she's going to learn to value herself, and her sexuality.
Adam: I'll do my best.
Krystal: Then I'm sure you're going to come out a winner.
Adam: I love you.
Krystal: Oh, I love you. I love you.
Jonathan: Emma loves Annie. And she is the only mother that little girl has ever known. You can't separate them. You cannot tear them apart. You could ruin the rest of Emma’s life by pursuing this, Aidan.
Aidan: I'm doing this for Tad, Jonnie. All right?
Jonathan: I used to call you a friend. No more. Not if you're going to play with the lives of the people I care about.
Di: Don't listen to him.
Aidan: Is it me, or did you just go from firing squad to "Yay, team" as far as Tad’s concerned.
Di: Well, I thought about everything you said, and, Aidan -- I don't know -- you seem pretty convinced that Tad had a good reason for lying on the stand -- for framing Dixie, so I'm taking a big leap of faith, and I'm just going to trust you.
Aidan: Excellent choice.
Di: If Emma is Kate, then I want to help Dixie and Tad get her back.
Aidan: Well, my hunch is that Annie is in town somewhere. But I haven't got a clue where.
Di: Well, when -- when I've lost something, I usually start looking in the last place that I would expect to find it. Hmm.
Aidan: I love you.
Di: Something I said?
Tad: No point sitting around wondering why she ran the test. She's the only one who could give us an answer. Which leads us back to --
Tad: Where is she, and how do we track her down? Yeah, Aidan, what's up? Are you kidding? No, that's great. No, don't move. I'll be right there. Listen, do me a favor. Can I borrow this? I'll explain later.
David: Where's Martin running off to? Ah, who gives a damn? Why are you holding Annie McDermott’s medical records in your hands?
Julia: What do you make of that test?
David: Is this for real?
Sean: The night before anything happened, you said it wasn't your first time.
Colby: I lied. Boy, was that a mistake. Bianca, you want to do this town a favor? You'll talk your brother into taking another road trip. Only this time, make sure he never comes back.
Julia: Why does this test throw you? I thought you knew that Annie McDermott wasn't related to her daughter by blood. You were the one who proved that Emma is Tad and Dixie’s daughter, right?
J.R.: Let's not forget that this all started with Hayward. You know, he's been known to doctor a few tests. I just don't want to get your hopes up.
Dixie: Thank you. You know Kate never replaced you in my heart.
J.R.: I was so messed up when I said that. I was filled with alcohol, and I was mad at the world. I wish I had never said that.
Dixie: Look, as long as you know how much I love you.
J.R.: I know. Because I love you just as much. And I love Kate, and I want her back here as much as anyone. I'm going to be working with Tad and Aidan to get to the bottom of this. If Emma is Kate, we're going to bring her home to you. And that's a promise.
Ryan: Just run those tests. Get to the truth about Emma’s relationship to Tad and Dixie. Believe me, I'll be discreet. They'll have no idea --
Annie: No, no, . I don't want you to do it. I can't -- I can't take the chance.
Ryan: You're afraid that they'll be a match, aren't you? You're afraid that Emma really is Kate.
[The door to the cabin opens and Tad and Aidan walk in.]
>> On the next "All My Children" --
J.R. (to Zach): How do you feel about kidnapping?
Dixie (to Kendall): I need to talk to you.
Julia (to Jamie): I need to talk to Tad. I may have set him up for a fall.
Tad (to Annie): If you didn't legally adopt Emma, and you're not her biological mother, you may have no legal right to her whatsoever.
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