All My Children Transcript Friday 5/18/07
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Singer: Oh I feel that the one that flies away to a higher height
Erica: Uh -- Pam, as fascinating as I am, one person doesn't make good TV.
Pam: Good TV is a lock tonight.
Singer: How can it be? Shout it out. If you're happy and and you know what it's about
Jonathan: What kind of a sick game are you playing? Was that you at the wedding?
Ava: Damn straight! I even snagged the bouquet.
Jonathan: I warned you -- I warned you about messing with Lily.
Ava: Dude, she practically begged me to be her stand-in -- that is how much she didn't want to see you.
Ryan: On the -- on the way down here, on the plane, you said that you understood why I fell in love with Greenlee.
Bellman: Quickie divorce -- we've got three others on this floor alone. Grab some sun, have a drink. Before you finish that first piņa colada, it's done.
Ryan: I got to say I'm -- I'm a little freaked out. I mean, you understand why I fell in love with Greenlee, why I married her.
Annie: Ahem -- what I don't know is why you ever divorced her.
Kendall: Greenlee can take away everything I love. I know it sounds like I'm being paranoid, but I'm not, Zach. She's dangerous.
Zach: Look at you -- a strong woman, but Greenlee can still cut you to the core.
Kendall: Not exactly how I'd put it, but yeah.
Zach: You want me to get rid of her?
Ryan: On the flight down here, you and I both wanted to shove Greenlee into one of the overhead compartments.
Annie: Not the whole flight.
Ryan: Ok, fine -- you had an asthma attack and Greenlee found your inhaler, thank God. But one lucky save doesn't make up for everything that she's done.
Annie: Look -- look, being stuck in a metal tube with the other Mrs. Lavery was horrible. And I -- I've heard about Greenlee, I know -- she's -- she's manipulative and two-faced and -- and ruthless. I've heard just about every wicked thing the woman's ever done.
Ryan: And you experienced one live and in person.
Annie: Oh -- oh, do you think I'd forgotten the fact that she had you arrested at our wedding, that she ruined our party, that she freaked out our daughter? It was -- it was terrible. But this Greenlee -- well, that Greenlee just saved my life.
Ryan: Ok, I mean -- and I am beyond grateful for that -- well, obviously. I just think that you're giving -- giving her a little bit too much credit, that's all.
Annie: Your ex-wife flew down here on a plane -- willingly -- with you and your new wife to give you a divorce.
Ryan: Something that she should've done a long time ago. Look, you know what? This is all going to be over in a couple hours, so you and I should go downstairs. We should go to the bar, we'll get a couple of drinks -- I'll get you one with a little umbrella on top -- and we can just forget --
Annie: Ryan -- Ryan, the woman that you loved and lost is in a room across the hall. This is a big deal -- for all of us. I just -- I don't think that we should blow this off.
Ryan: Why does it sound like you're taking her side?
Annie: I -- look, I am not taking her side. But when you stop breathing and start again, things look different. For a minute, I could kind of see her side. You signed those original divorce papers because Greenlee left, not because you stopped wanting to be married to her.
Ryan: I want to be married to you. I would be married to you if Greenlee hadn't ruined our wedding day, all right? Greenlee is -- she's the past. You're the present, and you're the future, all right? You, Annie, I -- I want you.
Annie: Our story -- ahem -- our life adventure is just beginning. But you haven't finished writing the last chapter with Greenlee. Find her, Ryan, talk to her, and when you're done, come back to me.
[Greenlee sits alone on the beach]
Kendall: Get rid of Greenlee?
Zach: I'll make her go away. What?
Kendall: Well, isn't that a little drastic?
Zach: I want my wife to be happy, and if that means that Greenlee has to go somewhere else, I'll make it happen.
Kendall: You can't force her to leave.
Zach: She's trying to make you feel guilty about living the life that you deserve -- that's screwing with my family and our happiness. Why would you want her around?
Kendall: I never said I wanted her around.
Zach: You didn't say you want me to get rid of her, either.
Kendall: So, deep down, I must really want her to stay. Even though looking at her face every day would be pure torture, it would be even worse if she were out of my life. Is that it?
Zach: I don't know. Is it?
Jonathan: You just met Lily. You have no idea what she wants. I know her.
Ava: Huh. Really? Well, obviously not well enough to spot a fake. [As Lily] I was 42 minutes and 6 seconds late for the wedding.
Jonathan: Shut up. Shut up!
Ava: Oh -- you want to dance?
Jonathan: Ava, Lily was my wife. Before that, we were best friends. We understood each other in a way that nobody else in the world did. And that night when we danced, I told her I loved her, because she's smart, and she's beautiful, and she made me feel like nobody else ever has. Nobody's ever going to say those words to you, because you're a liar and a con. You have no right to look like let alone pretend to be her.
Ava: [Normal voice] From what I've heard, you're the liar and the -- [As Jonathan] C-c-c-- c-c-c-- con. [Normal voice] What's wrong, Jon boy? You pissed I'm never going to let you work my sister again? Or are you jealous because she loves me and not you? I am Lily's sister, her family, and what are you? What are you to her? You're nothing -- and that's the real reason you're mad, isn't it, Jon? This whole time you thought you were scoring points with Lily, she was ready to just run back to your arms. Why do you even keep trying, Jon? You know that you can't touch her.
Jonathan: Get away from me.
Ava: You're never, ever going to feel her body upon yours. What's with that? You like it like that? Are you some kind of kinky boy, Jonathan? Ok, first you're a killer, and then you're a moron, and now you're a loser perv. Can't you just take a freaking hint -- Lily doesn't want you, and she never will.
[Music plays at the yacht club]
Erica: Don't you sit down. You go away.
Jack: Well -- Erica.
Erica: Oh -- Jack. My goodness, I didn't, uh, really see you come in. And, Barbara -- well, you're looking almost presentable.
Barbara: Dining alone, are we?
Del: Erica. You look stunning, as always. I had to stop by and tell you about my new book. You know, they're calling it the beach read of the summer. It follows this big group of friends --
Erica: You know what, Del? I am so thrilled that we could finally get together. I am just dying to catch up with you during dinner, as we planned.
Singers: Shout it out. Put your hands up
Erica: Go with it.
Singer: And move to the ground. Shout it out. If you feel like
Erica: Thank you.
[Standing on the sidelines, Tad covers his face with one hand as Erica whispers in Del's ear]
Singer: If you're like me you'll like it
Singer: Whoo my life changed in an instant.
Greenlee: I've never flown divorce air before. Is there usually so much turbulence?
Ryan: They say it's bumpy on the way down, but it's smooth on the way back.
Greenlee: And in between?
Greenlee: Three hours on a flight with my soon-to-be ex-husband and his soon-to-be new wife, bunking on the same floor as the honeymoon suite. Yeah -- "surreal" pretty much sums it up.
Ryan: You look different.
Greenlee: It's the hair. I can't tell you how many stylists went to town on these locks over the past two years. I had them all fired.
Ryan: It's the eyes, Greenlee -- they've changed.
Greenlee: Yours, too. When I left town, I looked into the eyes of a man I didn't know anymore. We were so far apart, disconnected, broken. When you died, we died -- or so I thought. But we're back, you and I, ready to live again.
Kendall: If you have one smidge of doubt as to where I stand on Greenlee, then I have officially gone soft. I want Greenlee out of my face, out of Pine Valley, and out of my life.
Kendall: I will take care --
Kendall: Yeah, I will take care of her myself, and I will have a blast doing it.
Zach: This one's on me. You got the baby, you got to take it easy.
Kendall: All of this baby stuff -- the bottles and the sonograms and -- and, you know, formula and all that stuff -- it's turning me into a total mush. I used to be a force, fierce -- I mean, really, so fierce that I scared myself. What happened to me? What happened to Kendall, the bitch on wheels?
Zach: She turned into a sloppy mom.
Kendall: Ok, well, being a mom shouldn't turn me into a different person. It should take everything that I am and multiply it by a million. I -- if I would do anything to protect myself, then I would go off the charts for my child.
[Knock on door]
Zach: Hannah, hi.
Zach: What's going on?
Hannah: I've come to give you my resignation.
Jonathan: You see, this tough-girl act may work with your strung-out friends that you rub up against, but not on me. What do you think you're doing here? You -- you going to move in, take over Lily's life? Right, you going to use her credit card to buy your trashy clothes? Going to pass yourself off as Lily and go to places that you're not invited, because let me tell you something -- nobody wants you here, Ava.
Ava: You and I both know that's a lie.
Jonathan: You have no clue who Lily is. You can take her clothes, you can put on a phony voice, but you will always, always be nothing but a cheap fake.
Ava: [As Lily] You know, detectives use three factors to solve a case -- observation, deduction, and knowledge. And I observe that you can't take your eyes off me right now. And I deduce that your heart is beating very fast. And I know it's because you want this.
[Lily kisses Jonathan then he kisses her]
Jonathan: No -- you're a con, all right? You -- you want everything that belongs to Lily. You -- you better not hurt her, you hear me? You better not hurt her. And don't you ever, "ever" touch me again.
Erica: So, Del, how -- how are you enjoying your job at the club? I'm sure it's really challenging, both mentally as well as physically.
Del: You know, it's short-term, really.
Singer: Hey, hey
Del: As soon as my book comes out, I'll be on tour -- TV appearances and -- and book signings and all that stuff.
Erica: Tell me about all the -- the chicks and the guy stuff.
Tad: Excuse me -- I'm sorry to interrupt, but I think you left a 20 on the bar.
Del: Oh. Excuse me.
Tad: And you --
[Tad bends down and gives Erica a big smooch]
Singer: It's really happening
Tad: I am so sorry if I am late, because you are so gorgeous.
Erica: Oh, it's ok.
Tad: Did you get it?
Erica: Got it, uh-huh.
Tad: Thanks for keeping my seat warm. Would you forgive me for a sec? Barbara.
Tad: Didn't see you when I came in.
Tad: Been ages.
Barbara: Seems like yesterday we were sharing workspace.
Tad: I always thought of it as more of a play space. Oh, you're going to have to forgive me -- I'm on an incredibly hot date.
Singer: All right
Barbara: Kudos, Erica, for still going through with the divorce. I mean, after that night that I spent on the yacht with Jackson, it was clear to me that the two of you were definitely finished.
Erica: Ah. Well, it was clear to me that you definitely need to see a trainer.
Jack: Ok, you know, Barbara, this really isn't necessary to do this kind of thing --
Barbara: I disagree, Jack. I think Jackson is way too good for you.
Erica: Well, no pride, no shame.
Barbara: And I think that your audience deserves to know the truth -- I intend to show them.
Erica: Ok, that's it. We're done here. No need to waste any tape on this nonsense.
Pam: Uh -- who are you with?
Man: "Larry Longan: Live."
Pam: Nice try, sweets. Larry's producer has 10 years and at least as many Emmys on you.
Man: We're freelance on special assignment -- "Erica Kane's divorce watch."
Pam: Oh, it's on, baby. Mr. Thing is about to get schooled.
Erica: Won't you join us?
Jack: We'd be delighted.
Barbara: What? Jackson --
Jack: Come on, Barbara.
Barbara: I'm not sitting next to her! No!
Jack: Oh, come on, let's go. Grab your wine. Grab your wine.
Singer: Hey, hey, hey, hey
Tad: So, want to split the crab cakes?
Barbara: I think Erica's already had her appetizer -- your man ditched you. I'm sensing a little pattern here.
Erica: Well, isn't this just the way it should be -- three adults and Barbara, sitting together at a table, raising their glasses and just rising above all our past conflicts --
Erica: And enjoying each other's company?
Jack: I was just saying to myself, "Why don't we do this more often?"
Barbara: Because we'd rather spend our nights in. How's the PI business?
Tad: Oh, terrific -- bigger office. My partner's not so cute, though.
Tad: What are you doing to pay the rent?
Barbara: Ahem. I've -- um -- put my career on hold so I can keep an eye on Sean.
Erica: Oh --
Barbara: Have you tried the bread, Erica?
Singer: Oh, a terrible night
Erica: Well, isn't that considerate of you? Because I was just so sure that you had -- um -- already scarfed down the whole basket.
Jack: What do you say we order? I'm going to have the duck.
Erica: Don't you mean the cow?
Barbara: What have I told you? She is so immature, she is so uncivilized. Could we please go back to our table, Jack?
Erica: But we're having such a nice time.
Tad: No, pumpkin, please. We never get any cuddle time.
Barbara: Erica can run her ratings stunts without us, Jack.
Jack: Barbara, please.
Barbara: I said no.
Erica: Well, that's a first.
Tad: Oh, look -- a muffin.
[Tad pretends to reach for the bread basket and knocks the glass of red wine into Barbara's lap]
Jack: Oh, oh!
Kendall: Why do you want to quit Cambias? I mean, from what Zach said, you've been a total rock star.
Hannah: It's a great company, it's just not for me.
Kendall: Are you unhappy with the salary or the benefits or the boss?
Hannah: No. No, no, no, it's not as specific as that. It -- the bottom line is I'm not going to get what I want from Cambias, so there's no point in staying.
Kendall: Well, what do you want?
Zach: You don't have to get into it.
Hannah: I -- uh -- I didn't come to Pine Valley to meet new friends or find a new job. I came because of my child. And if I could get back what I lost, I would.
Ryan: So where you been all this time?
Greenlee: Different hotels, different towns. It all just seems like a big blur the first couple of months. I remember a lot of driving. And this ache -- in my stomach, in my neck. All over. But there was something about the road -- um -- moving, that helped.
Ryan: I ate up a lot of -- a lot of highway on my bike, trying to outrun -- things.
Greenlee: Wind in your hair, the radio cranked up. It worked for a while. Then I'd stop, and it would get quiet again. I was alone and the pain was still there, and -- well, you can't outrun it, because the pain is inside you.
Ryan: You can't eat. You can't sleep.
Greenlee: There's a weird numbness. I was there, but I wasn't. It was me, but it wasn't.
Ryan: Almost like -- almost like you're outside your own body watching from a distance. I felt like that, too. For a while.
Greenlee: First, I stayed at all these old country inns. You know, with the four-poster beds and the bathtubs with the feet. And I'd sit outside and have my coffee in the morning. And in the afternoon, I'd go to the shops, but I wasn't really there. I was floating, drifting. Nothing touched me, nothing mattered. And then when I heard about Simone, and Erin, that's when I saw their faces. Fusion. On TV and in my head -- everywhere. That's when it hit me, when something broke through. Simone's voice -- "Stop with this Thelma-and-Louise routine already and get your butt back to Pine Valley." So for once, I listened to Simone. I mean, for the first time in my life. And here I am.
Ryan: Here we are.
Ryan: So, are you done punishing me?
Greenlee: I think if anyone has a right to ask that question, it's me.
Ryan: And how exactly am I punishing you?
Greenlee: Oh, living through it wasn't enough? I now have to rehash the gory details? I'll pass.
Ryan: Greenlee, I had nothing to do with what Kendall pulled at the fertility clinic almost two years ago, and I am certainly not going to apologize for the result of that. Now, if you're talking about what happened before that --
Greenlee: Yeah -- no, I'm not talking about two years ago, I'm talking about now. You slapped me down from the beginning, and you haven't stopped since.
Ryan: I would be on my honeymoon with my wife, but instead, I'm on some island cleaning up a mess that you made, Greenlee. So will you please remind me how you are the innocent victim here?
Greenlee: You didn't have to be so harsh.
Ryan: You had me arrested for bigamy at my wedding, Greenlee. What did you expect, a hug?
Greenlee: I'm talking about before the wedding, when I sent you the ring!
Ryan: The -- the what?
Greenlee: "Mr. Lavery said tell the lady we don't want it, and we don't want her." You were such a jerk. At least own up to it.
Ryan: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Greenlee: Oh. You have no memory of receiving a hand-delivered envelope with my "Dynamite Kiddo" ring on it on your wedding day? You shoved it right back in my face.
Ryan: No, not me. Jonathan. I didn't know.
Barbara: Another childish ploy to get Jack's attention. First, the French maid outfit.
Tad: Oh, I thought that was our thing.
Barbara: And then -- excuse me -- and then you ship me off to sea. And now, you stoop to ruining my clothes?
Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. This -- this wasn't Erica's fault.
Erica: Well, why don't you just take your pants off the way you usually do?
Barbara: Oh. You know, Erica, this show, pretending to take the high road -- it's not working. America, meet the real Miss Erica Kane. She's losing it because she can't stand that her man has moved on to bigger and better things.
Erica: Oh. Oh, I think America can see who's losing it tonight.
Del: This a documentary?
Pam: Reality show.
Del: Seriously? You know, I've always wanted to try out for one.
Barbara: No, please, just stay and indulge Erica, please. Just keep this ridiculous charade up, all right?
Tad: Oh, come on, Babs. It's no use crying over spilled merlot. Erica's right -- be a sport. I'll make it up to you. Take off your pants, I'll take off mine.
Barbara: I'll return your car tomorrow. And you -- I will send you the dry-cleaning bill.
Pam: Need a ride home, handsome?
Jack: Yes, Pam, I do in the worst way. Thank you very much. Can we go now?
Pam: Don't thank me -- thank Erica. She's driving you.
Singers: Living up living to be close to you
Erica: Uh, Tad? Would you give Jack a lift?
Tad: Would I give Jack a lift? Uh -- don't get me wrong. I mean, he's a very attractive man, but I thought you and I had something special.
Jack: Ok --
Tad: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, wait a minute. If you're so determined to be friends with your ex, then you can play chauffeur.
Jack: Let's just let it go. I'll get a cab, all right?
Erica: Oh, Jack, don't be silly. I'll give you a ride home.
Singer: In my heart and it's so true, oh
Pam: The wine spill -- genius.
Sean: Hey, so, here's the deal. Look, you're cool, hanging out with you is cool, but we can't hang like that anymore.
Ava: Oh, hi.
Sean: All right, you and me -- you and me? It's -- it's been chill, but I kind of need to do my own thing.
Ava: Yeah. Ok.
Sean: I'm serious.
Ava: Stop what?
Kendall: You were cheated out of so much. So, wanting it back makes all the sense in the world. I mean, your -- your baby boy was practically stolen from you. All your hopes of -- for the future, your dreams of being a mother. Um -- I hope this doesn't sound too forward, but maybe what you need is to have another child.
Annie: Stop -- no. It's fine. They have to do this, it's fine. Huh. It's all good.
Kendall's voice: Greenlee's -- she's difficult. She'll suck you in. She'll win you over and make you laugh with her cynicism and her sarcasm. I didn't see the knife in my back until it was too late.
Ryan: I had no idea that you sent me the "Dynamite Kiddo" ring, the ring. Why? Why -- why did you do it?
Greenlee: When you surprised me with that ring, we were on a plane on the way back from "our" honeymoon. What a difference a few years makes, huh? When you were a kid, you used that ring to defend the universe, but something was always missing -- a partner, a partner to share the adventure with. When you gave me that ring, it's because you finally found the perfect partner. I sent it to you to remind you of that, of us.
Ryan: Then why did you have me arrested?
Greenlee: Because you got married.
Ryan: Greenlee, you sent final divorce papers, and I signed them.
Greenlee: And you assume that I didn't file them, because I wanted to punish you down the road. I hate that you think I'd want to hurt you --
Ryan: I begged you not to leave, Greenlee.
Greenlee: I know.
Ryan: I told you that I would do everything in my power, I would spend my entire life trying to make up for my mistakes, that I would do whatever I had to do to make you trust me again.
Greenlee: I know. I was hurt, I was angry. I wasn't thinking straight.
Ryan: Greenlee? You told me that there was nothing left.
Greenlee: I wasn't ready. I needed time.
Ryan: So much of what happened between us was about choices -- the choices that I took from you. I promised you that I would never do that again, that I would respect whatever decision you made. And you decided to leave.
Greenlee: Yeah, but back then, that's what I had to do. Things are different now.
Ryan: You wanted me to give you a divorce, and you wanted me to leave you alone and then you got in your car, and you left. That was your choice and I respected it because you wanted me to.
Greenlee: You don't understand!
Ryan: No, no, I do understand! No, no, I do, I do -- payback. That's why you didn't sign the divorce papers -- to hurt me.
Greenlee: No, that's not true!
Ryan: Well, then tell me why you didn't do it. Why didn't you go through with it? Why didn't you get your nice, shiny divorce, Greenlee?
Greenlee: I didn't want a divorce! I wanted you to come find me and hold me, and make me believe that we could start over. I sent you the papers, because I wanted you to fight for me. Nothing mattered because you weren't there. Every time I drove into a new town, I'd think, "Is this the one where Ryan's going to come and find me? Maybe tonight. Maybe tonight he'll knock on my door and say, 'Hey there, butterfly. Why'd you go and do a silly thing and fly away from me? You belong with me. I've come to take you home.'" Did you ever feel that way? When I cried, did you still love me?
Ryan: More than anything. Signing those divorce papers killed me.
Greenlee: Because -- because you still loved me as much as I loved you?
Jack: Look, Erica, this was your idea. You're the one that wanted to turn our marriage into a --
Erica: Our divorce.
Jack: Look, you asked me if I wanted to be in your reality TV show. I said, "No, I did not." You got angry with me and said I didn't respect your career. Now, I say, "Ok, I'll do it," and what do you do? You get angry with me and say, "I don't respect your career."
Erica: Bringing Barbara to dinner is respecting my career? I mean, you really ought to take pity on her, and my audience. Barbara in high-def?
Jack: Oh, come on. You don't care one fig for Barbara. I don't know what you're so upset about anyway. Look, if we're not in love, as you insist, then why shouldn't I date? And if I do date, doesn't that just prove that you're right?
Erica: You know, I'm in no mood to be cross-examined, counselor. All I want to do is drop you off, check on Lily and Sean, and go home where I can have some peace and quiet.
Jack: Well, that's fine with me.
Erica: And who gave you permission to drive my car? You want to play along, play nice. For our nice, friendly divorce, be courteous, be polite. Well, wasn't that a lovely evening. I hope the kids had as good a time as we did. Didn't Sean say that he has a History final this week?
[The camera follows Erica and Jack inside their house where Ava and Sean are making out on the sofa]
Jack: Yeah, he said he nailed it -- what are you doing? Get up out of there!
Erica: Oh, cut, cut! Cut! Cut!
Zach: Resigning now may not be the best idea.
Hannah: Well, it's not your call.
Zach: No, it's not my call, but what do you expect me to do? Take over Chandler by myself?
Zach: You want to be at that party, don't you?
Kendall: Goodness gracious. Somebody needed a diaper change.
Kendall: Yes, I know. Yes.
Zach: Now, it's my turn. Come here.
Kendall: Ok. Come on, baby.
[While Kendall and Zach are distracted, Hannah lifts their keys off the table]
Zach: You don't need a disciplinarian, do you?
Kendall: Oh. No discipline for this one.
Zach: Shh. Ok.
Kendall: You know you love your male-bonding time, don't you?
Zach: You do, huh? That's all right. Now, where were we?
Zach: Right. I'm going to make a run at Chandler. Will that make you change your mind?
Hannah: Well, I'm intrigued, I really am. I just don't know if it's enough to make me stay.
Zach: You think about it.
Hannah: Oh. I will. I'll give you an answer soon. Good night.
Kendall: "Making a run at Chandler"?
Zach: Yeah. Boy needs a hobby. Speaking of boys, this is man time -- no girls allowed. Oh, my honey.
Kendall: Oh, but look at him. Oh, honey, can't you just make a little, you know -- come on, just once, change your mind, please?
Zach: So what happened last night, huh? We're up 2-0, and next thing you know, we're in overtime. Guess that's playoff hockey.
[Hannah stands outside the condo holding the keys]
Annie: You can put it anywhere. Thanks.
Waiter: Wham-bam divorce?
Waiter: A lot of that going around.
Waiter: Ahem. Buck up. You'll be a free woman before you know it.
Greenlee: Now you know the truth, the real reason I sent you those divorce papers. You didn't fight for me then, Ryan. Will you fight for me now?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Jack (to Erica): It's been very difficult around here without you.
Pam: Still getting the audio?
Man: Every word.
Colby (to Adam): You're killing yourself, and I don't want you to die.
Di: Where's Ryan?
Annie: With her.
Greenlee (to Ryan): Tell me you still love me.
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