All My Children Transcript Tuesday 6/5/07
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Zach: These are pretty good, right? Little birthday cakes. I like them. How do you like being 1? It's a good age. You don't have to deal with anything, really. Hey.
Zach: Good morning. We're just talking and Spike tells me that he wants to start driving. I told him he's ok to take your car, but if he wants to take mine, he's going to have to learn how to walk first.
Zach: What do you think?
Kendall: Um -- how did you -- how are you awake right now? I mean, did you sleep last night?
Zach: I slept some. Oh --
Kendall: "You slept some"? That must be nice. How are you so calm right now?
Zach: That's what sleep does. You should try it sometime. You know what we'll do? We will sing you a lullaby, so you can go to sleep and sleep an extra seven hours. You ready?
Kendall: Uh -- aren't you rattled at all about Greenlee and what happened with Greenlee last night?
Zach: After what we've been through? No. Not rattled by it at all. How about you?
Kendall: I don't understand. Where is it written that we're not allowed to have a peaceful, normal life?
Zach: You don't want a normal life, you'd just be bored by it. And peace is on its way. What are you banging on that for?
Kendall: Well, what, is this your little lullaby that you're going to sing me to get me to go to sleep?
Zach: It's part of it. I don't sweat Greenlee. You shouldn't, either.
Kendall: Well, Greenlee doesn't kill people. But other than that, I wouldn't put anything past her. Neither should you.
Val: Excuse me, you cannot go in --
Greenlee: Will you explain to this moron who I am?
Val: I tried to explain to her that you were not ready to --
Greenlee: Well, clearly, you have amnesia, or early Alzheimer's?
Erica: Greenlee, stop. You do not come barging into my office and insult Val or anyone else. It's all right, Val. I will speak to Greenlee.
Greenlee: Greenlee, your stepdaughter -- for now.
Val: I politely asked her to wait in the lounge until I could be sure that you were ready.
Erica: I know. I know, val. Believe me, I completely understand. Greenlee has -- ahem -- boundary issues.
Val: Oh. So I recall.
Erica: All right, Greenlee, what can I do for you?
Greenlee: Well, it's what I can do for you.
Erica: I'm extremely busy.
Greenlee: Boost your ratings, send them soaring.
Erica: Ah, and you would do that how?
Greenlee: Well, by ignoring your snipe about boundary issues and handing you the story of a life. A "New Beginnings" expose. "How Zach Slater pulled the plug on Pine Valley and smashed hundreds of dreams."
Zach: You're giving Greenlee too much power.
Kendall: Well, when someone threatens to put my husband behind bars, it sort of worries me a little bit.
Zach: Well, then trust your husband to get rid of the threat.
Zach: How is irrelevant. Give me till the end of the day.
Kendall: What are you going to do about Greenlee?
Zach: Don't get involved.
Kendall: All right, Zach, you're scaring me now. Come on.
Zach: This battle is between me and Greenlee alone.
Kendall: No, there is no "you alone."
Kendall: Oh, yeah, yeah, you tell him. Whatever happens to you happens to me.
Zach: You did everything for that woman. Tried to give her a baby. And all of that out of love. And then I painted you into a corner, so now this is between me and Greenlee.
Kendall: Ok, honey, I love that you want to protect me. But the things that you do -- I mean, how far you go -- last time you wanted to protect me from Greenlee, you cut out the whole power grid.
Zach: I'm working on it.
Kendall: Zach, I need to know what's in your head. I need to know if you're planning something that extreme.
Rachael: Hello, hello.
Kendall: All right!
Zach: Hi, Rachael.
Kendall: Look who it is.
Rachael: There's the Spike-man. You ready to go see your dad?
Zach: Does he look older to you in any way?
Rachael: Oh, by hours and hours.
Zach: Yeah, me, too.
Zach: Come here, stinker. Oh -- oh, he's so big!
Kendall: All right.
Rachael: Come here.
Zach: All right. I got to go. I have an appointment.
Kendall: No, wait a minute. Hold on, hold on. Wait, wait -- Rachael, can you give us a moment, please?
Rachael: Yeah, sure.
Kendall: Thank you. All right, munch.
Zach: I can't stay. I have an appointment. I'm late already.
Kendall: All right, well, wait a minute. An appointment with who?
Zach: I'll meet you for lunch. I'll pick you up.
Kendall: No, no -- ok, will you wait, please? Please wait.
Zach: Honey, I'll see you in a little while. Hmm.
Greenlee: Are you silent because you're stunned, or is something else in play?
Erica: Thank you for your story idea, but it's just not my sort of thing.
Greenlee: You're not surprised that Zach caused the blackout? You can't fake it. You knew.
Erica: Greenlee, I think that it is extremely unhealthy to dwell in the past, and especially for someone like you. You have so many grievances.
Greenlee: Like everyone else, you let it slide. What is wrong with you people?
Erica: We've moved on, and I think you should try it.
Greenlee: You know, the first step to moving on is placing blame where it belongs.
Erica: You know, you can blame whomever you wish. But I just will not build an episode of "New Beginnings" around your bitterness.
Greenlee: You know, I can't be the only one. There's got to be other victims.
Erica: Huh. Ahem -- "victims"?
Greenlee: Yeah. People who should have toddlers right now, but don't because Zach decided to play God.
Erica: I don't do victims. I really focus on people who have overcome their setbacks, their disappointments.
Greenlee: Yes, and handing out free passes to criminals. You used to hate Zach. What changed?
Erica: Zach and I both love my daughter.
Greenlee: So you're glad he pulled the plug? You know, you'd have done it yourself if you'd thought of it first.
Erica: Ok, I have a lot of work to do.
Greenlee: You hated that your daughter was going to be a surrogate for me, never mind that Kendall wanted to give me a gift.
Erica: My daughter Kendall was your guardian angel when you were nothing but needy and insatiable. My daughter was willing to give you her precious baby. And how did you repay her? You spit in her face.
Greenlee: Why did I even come here? When have you ever supported me?
Erica: You know something, Greenlee? You're a big girl. You really ought to be supporting yourself. And while you're at it, you need to lose that big chip on your shoulder, that incredible sense of entitlement.
Di: I'm afraid I may know the answer to this, but how was Spike's birthday party?
Annie: It -- started out pleasant, then hit a glitch, and went straight to hell.
Di: And by glitch, I guess you mean more than the weather?
Annie: Yeah. The weather didn't help much.
Di: How weird was it when Greenlee showed up? I was here when she planned to crash it, and I tried to give you guys a warning, but you weren't picking up your cell phones, so --
Annie: You know, I -- I don't think a warning would have really even helped.
Di: Did Kendall just lose it?
Annie: Kendall's a lot more adaptable than I realized. A lot more adaptable than I would be in her place.
Di: Are we talking about Spike's birthday party still, or are we on to something else?
Annie: You know, I really don't feel like getting into it right now. I just want to kind of plunge into work and pretend that the world as I know it makes sense.
Di: That bad, huh?
Annie: It's just, you think you know people, you know? You assume people have the same limits as you do, and then something or someone opens your eyes, and you realize they have no limits at all.
Di: And what kind of limits are we talking about here? Or am I not supposed to ask that question?
Derek: Can one of you point me to Greenlee?
Di: Uh -- Greenlee's not in.
Annie: She had a late night.
Derek: Well, she spread it around. She woke me from a deep sleep, insisted we meet first thing -- not at the station -- too public -- and here I am. And Greenlee's sleeping in?
Annie: Well, if she said she'd be here, she will be.
Derek: When Greenlee shows up, she knows where to find me.
Annie: I think you should wait. I mean, if you -- if you can.
Derek: You know what this is about?
Annie: I know it's -- it's important to Greenlee. Could you maybe just wait in the lounge, just for a little while?
Derek: What am I, the pizza delivery guy?
Annie: Just for -- just for a few minutes, if you can.
Derek: Sure -- what else am I doing with my day?
Annie: How do you like your coffee?
Derek: On time.
J.R.: I can't do your job for you.
Woman: Well, if you'd only just take a quick look at --
J.R.: I am handling the contents for the shareholders' report. You people can't deal with the cover?
Woman: Well, we settled on a cover months ago, Mr. Chandler, but since then --
J.R.: No, no, no, don't call me that, "Mr. Chandler." That doesn't work for me anymore.
Woman: Uh -- I'm sorry.
J.R.: No, I'm sending out a memo, there's going to be a lot of things that are changing. Oh, yeah, thanks for coming.
Woman: Uh, I'll just leave this on your desk --
J.R.: No, take it with you.
Woman: Well, I --
J.R.: Take it -- with you.
J.R.: I'm sorry, do you want some coffee or something?
Tad: No, no, I'm fine. Um -- what's up?
J.R.: I'm going to be leaving town for just a little while, but I wanted you to be the first to hear.
Tad: You're innocent of all charges, but you're buying a house in Peru?
J.R.: It's good news this time.
Tad: Mm-hmm. I'll be the judge of that. Come on.
J.R.: I'm changing my name from Chandler to Martin.
J.R.: Partly to honor you and my mother.
Tad: The real reason?
J.R.: To save my life.
Tad: You just said this was good news. You look me in the eye, and you swear to me that you're not in trouble.
J.R.: No, I -- I was born in trouble -- "at risk" is what they call us, I think.
Tad: J.R., you've been to a meeting lately?
J.R.: This isn't about my drinking. It's about honoring what my mother and my -- my father wanted me to be.
Tad: Well, what's stopping you?
J.R.: Bad habits. My real father -- you know, the control freak.
Tad: And you think you're going to be a brand-new man if you get a brand-new name?
J.R.: I'm cutting all ties with him. I'm cutting all access to my son. We are not carrying on the Chandler name, we're not going to be living any Chandler values.
Tad: J.R., have you told your father about this yet or am I the first person you've hit with it?
J.R.: I told him last night.
J.R.: And he was mad, he was angry, he was condescending -- he was everything that I thought he would be.
Tad: Terrific -- so you got to stick it to your father?
J.R.: No, that's -- that's not the point.
Tad: Oh, come on, J.R., of course, it is. You wanted to make him angry, you wanted to hurt him, and you know that nothing does that more than cutting him off from his family. You wanted to exert your own power. It is the same dance you have always done with your dad.
J.R.: I'm ending it.
Tad: Look, you decide you don't want to be Adam, you decide you want to be the anti-Adam. Terrific. Only problem is the equation's still about him, it's not about you.
J.R.: Oh -- one time, ok? Maybe at one time, but not now.
Tad: J.R., you're always going to be Adam, Jr., if you insist on acting like Adam, Sr.
J.R.: That's not what I'm doing.
Tad: You want to save your life? Get the hell out of that house. Why are you still there?
J.R.: Somebody's got to look after Colby.
Tad: No, I don't think so. From what I've seen, your sister can take care of herself. If you really want to save your life, stop playing war games with Adam. Find out who you are.
Val: Do you have time for Sean?
Erica: Oh, of course, I do, always. Sean, my God, what happened to you?
Sean: Nothing. Uh, something -- ahem -- but I'm -- I'm fine.
Erica: Well, you don't really look fine. Did you -- did you walk out on Barbara?
Sean: I haven't seen my mother in a while.
Erica: Really, you're not living with Barbara? Where are you? Are you -- are you living at the Valley Inn? I mean, where have you been all this time?
Sean: I've been living with a friend.
Erica: A homeless friend?
Sean: I miss you, Aunt Erica -- almost as much as Uncle Jack does.
Jack: So, Pam, I take it that Erica opted to skip this one?
Pam: Erica's a big-picture person -- can't focus on every detail.
Jack: You didn't clear this with Erica, did you?
Pam: She'll love it.
Pam: We're riding the curve, catching the wave.
Jack: Yeah, you may be catching the wave to the unemployment line with this.
Pam: Never happen.
Jack: Yeah, well, that's what I thought right up till the time that Erica fired me.
Pam: Wasn't that a mutual thing?
Jack: Excuse me. Zach?
Jack: You didn't have to treat my daughter like a leper when she showed up at your home with a gift, did you?
Zach: She didn't come to wish us well.
Jack: She came on impulse, that's all. It wasn't the best impulse --
Zach: No, no, no, no, no, she came to make a statement. She doesn't think we're entitled to our lives. And you missed the highlight of the evening -- Kendall embraced Greenlee, and she responded by declaring war. I can't let her destroy my family, I'm sure you understand that.
Jack: Yeah, I understand that. You're not threatening me, are you, Zach?
Zach: Threatening you? Uh-uh. Threats are your daughter's department.
Kendall: How late am I?
Annie: Haven't been keeping track.
Kendall: You still recovering from last night?
Kendall: Hello, Fusion? Hi, Mr. Singer! Hi, this is Kendall Hart Slater. Thank you so much for returning our call. Yeah, so we were wondering when we can get the ball rolling with the music. But we have a verbal agreement. Please tell me what I can do to change your mind. I'm sorry, too. Great! Well, so much for our music-licensing deal. Bye-bye, hip, new campaign.
Annie: Let me guess -- ahem -- no Babe, no music?
Kendall: Yep -- compliments of Greenlee. She hounded Babe until she quit. I'm going to kill her. I could kill Greenlee right now. Of course, if she had the grace to show up here, but no, of course not.
Annie: Greenlee's on her way. People are waiting for her in the lounge.
Kendall: What "people"?
Derek: You've been summoned to Greenlee's royal court, too, huh?
Livia: My, but you're loaded for bear today. Set up a coffee IV drip for my brother.
Di: I know. Do you guys need anything else -- juice or something to eat, an aspirin?
Livia: No, we're fine.
Derek: Speak for yourself -- you bill by the hour.
Livia: Hmm -- tough morning?
Derek: No, not at all. I -- it's a privilege to sit on my hands and wait for princess lip-gloss to arrive -- I believe it's part of my job description.
Livia: So why don't you quit grumbling or leave?
Derek: Hmm -- good question -- why am I still here?
Livia: Possibly because of your bar escapade last night.
Derek: Hey, I -- I don't know what you heard, but --
Livia: That moonshine gone to your nervous system and paralyzed your limbs.
Derek: I didn't drink that much, and it wasn't moonshine.
Livia: Well, it must've been some powerful stuff, because rumor has it you let it rip.
Derek: When I get my hands on Tad, I'm going to wring his neck.
Livia: Tad? I don't think I mentioned Tad. Did I mention Tad?
Derek: Whatever Tad said, he exaggerated.
Livia: You mean you weren't snogging Krystal?
Derek: Oh, come on, give me a break -- one kiss.
Livia: Ooh, it was one "hot" kiss -- with Adam Chandler's wife?
Livia: Not quite.
Livia: Well, that's like being a little bit pregnant.
Derek: You know what? I enjoyed myself -- enough to do it again -- and if you got a problem with that --
Livia: Oh, I don't have a problem, no problem at all. I think it's really good. I mean, when was the last time you had a good time? Was it the Reagan years or possibly Roosevelt?
Derek: The Bronze Age.
Livia: Sounds about right. I think it's really good that you're loosening up. I hope it's a sign of things to come.
Greenlee: Morning, all. Are Derek and Livia here?
Annie: In the lounge.
Kendall: I have to talk to you.
Kendall: No, not later, now.
Greenlee: Well, I'm obviously late for a meeting.
Kendall: Well, cancel it.
Greenlee: Why would I want to do that?
Kendall: Because you're making a hideous mistake.
Greenlee: I've made a lot of mistakes, but nailing your husband is one of my better moves.
Kendall: No, I'm here to tell you you're wrong. There's no way Zach is going to sit back and let you lock him up. You'd be an idiot to try.
Greenlee: The law's on my side.
Kendall: Greenlee, you are no match for my husband, even with or without legal backup.
Greenlee: There is nothing your husband can do to me that he hasn't already done.
Kendall: Don't push him.
Greenlee: Or what, he'll assassinate me?
Kendall: Greenlee, none of us will come out ahead.
Greenlee: If Zach is such a power, you have nothing to worry about, and if he's not all that, well, then I'm not getting hurt, so, yeah, someone does come out on top.
Kendall: Please, go home, ok? Go home and clear your head.
Greenlee: "Chill"? "Get a life"? "Calm down"?
Annie: We have a problem.
Kendall: Just -- deal with it.
Annie: This is a partner-level problem. We need some leadership here.
Kendall: Fine. Great.
Greenlee: Hi. I am so unbelievably sorry.
Derek: I was about to leave.
Greenlee: Well, forgive me for imposing on your time which is so much more valuable than mine.
Derek: What's the emergency?
Greenlee: Zach Slater is a criminal -- oh, you'll arrest him when I tell you why -- and I'm suing the son of a bitch within an inch of his life.
Zach: Clean, discreet, and immediately. Are we clear?
Greenlee: The power outage, the fertility clinic -- did I put the two together in my head? No. But Kendall did. She knew instantly that something could be wrong.
[Greenlee recalls a past scene]
Kendall: Remember? The power was out, on and off, all over town for hours. And I got worried, so I went to the clinic to make sure that your fertilized eggs hadn't defrosted. Dr. Madden told me they were good to go. So I figured, why not strike while the fertility gods were smiling?
Greenlee: You implanted the embryos without me?
[Back to the present]
Greenlee: I was thrown, but I was grateful. I didn't know my fertilized eggs had been destroyed, that Ryan's sperm had defrosted and needed to be used that night. I was clueless, but I was happy -- until I wasn't clueless anymore.
[Greenlee again remembers what happened]
Greenlee: I want to toast Kendall. Kendall, who's gone so far beyond the bounds of friendship, even taken it to the next level to carry this child -- the child I could never have. But, in fact, you're not carrying our baby, are you? My dear, selfless friend isn't carrying my baby with Ryan. She's carrying her own baby with Ryan.
[Back to the present]
Greenlee: You know this part of the story -- everyone does.
Livia: Could you go back to the part about Zach's involvement in the blackout?
Derek: "Alleged involvement." Do you have any proof?
Greenlee: My proof is that he admitted it, confessed it right here in this room.
Derek: I don't suppose he put that down in writing?
Greenlee: No, but he said it straight out.
Livia: Did anybody hear him besides you?
Derek: Is this room equipped with security cameras?
Derek: I don't suppose you were taping Zach?
Greenlee: No, but I -- I heard it! I mean, isn't that enough?
Derek: Your word alone?
Greenlee: It's not just my word.
Livia: Are you implying that Kendall will back your story up?
Greenlee: No, but Ryan knows, too.
Livia: Ryan was here when -- when he confessed?
Greenlee: No, but Ryan has known for a while.
Derek: Well, how did Ryan find out?
Greenlee: I'm not exactly sure.
Derek: Does Ryan have proof?
Greenlee: Well, he must.
Derek: Ok, if Ryan has proof, and he's willing to share it, you can give me a call. If not, I'm afraid you're wasting your time -- you've already wasted too much of mine.
Greenlee: That's it, that's all? You're leaving?
Derek: Try to explain to her how this works.
Greenlee: Do you think I'm an idiot, too?
Livia: In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you that I have represented Zach Slater.
Greenlee: Meaning what, you're on Zach's side?
Livia: Well, I'm on my client's side -- that's my job -- and Zach Slater's not my client today.
Greenlee: Am I?
Livia: I do remember when I was representing Ryan while Kendall was in the coma that Erica blurted out something on the stand about Zach being involved in the blackout.
Greenlee: Yes, Erica knows, too. I mean, she's made it perfectly clear she's not going to support my case. But could we use her past testimony?
Livia: It wasn't substantial.
Greenlee: And nobody thought to investigate?
Livia: Kendall and the baby could've died at any moment.
Greenlee: Was it really that bad?
Livia: You can't even imagine.
Greenlee: But she survived. Kendall survived, the baby survived. Mine --
Livia: "If" Ryan will support your allegations, we "might" be able to make a case for a civil suit.
Greenlee: And then you'll help me take Zach down?
Kendall: We have a campaign to restore Fusion's image. Yes, and the music -- you'll love it, it's cutting-edge.
Di: Thank you.
Kendall: True, but we do -- we have a whole new concept we're coming up with, yes, I think that you'll love it. Right, ok. Well, I will let you know as soon as we find out, but we're working on it. Ok, I got to -- thank you so much. I'll get back to you! Bye! Wait, Derek -- Derek! Derek, hello! Hello, Derek -- Derek?
[Derek gets in the elevator and leaves]
[Music plays at the Yacht Club]
Zach: You know how to reach me. Call me when the job is done.
Singer: I will be rockin' can't you see? Can't you hear me knockin' 'cause I'm way gone, way gone way into you
Greenlee's voice: Hi, this is Greenlee. Amaze me after the beep.
Jack: Greenlee, it's your not-so-amazing father, evidently, calling you for the seventh time. Listen, there must be something that can be said for persistence. I intend to keep calling you until I wear you down. Call me, will you please? Bye.
Singer: 'Cause you know for sure
Pam: Feeling good?
Jack: Feeling reckless?
Pam: Safe is no fun.
Jack: Hmm. This is going to make Erica crazy. You understand that, right?
Pam: "Crazy" is good in television.
Jack: No business like show business, huh?
Pam: And no show like this one.
Jack: "The New Divorce."
Erica: Do you want to tell me what's happening? Or were you just hoping I would guess?
Sean: Look, I -- I totally dissed you for cheating on Uncle Jack. I acted like a 10-year-old. I just didn't get at the time that things just sort of happen. I get that now.
Sean: She ratted me out to Colby.
Erica: You're surprised?
Sean: I'm sludge, ok?
Erica: No, you're not. You're just a teenage boy with raging hormones.
Sean: Well, Colby's not talking to me. I know, I know. You -- you warned me, but I -- I screwed up anyway. Colby is huge in my life, Aunt Erica, and Ava is less than nothing. But Colby won't hear that from me.
Erica: I'm sorry, Sean.
Sean: So that's it? That -- it's over, it -- no, it -- I mean, look, you hooked up with your ex, and Uncle Jack still wants you. How does that work?
Erica: Jack and I are divorcing.
Sean: Not according to the online poll. Should I just give up on Colby?
Erica: Oh, well, I don't believe in giving up.
Sean: Well, what should I do?
Erica: You keep on telling her how much you care. Let her know in -- in 1,000 different ways. Persistence. Keep -- keep it up. And whatever you do, don't give up.
Kendall: Thanks. Well, another distributor bites the dust. Fusion is now synonymous with sudden death.
Annie: We're going to need a new warehouse for all of our unsold products.
Di: No, we're going to need a miracle.
Annie: What we need is a -- a fabulous new ad campaign that screams "Fusion is back." "The Satin Slayer did not beat us." Any ideas? Kendall?
Kendall: What do Greenlee and Livia think they're doing in there? Plotting world domination?
Annie: Ok -- other companies have bounced back from image problems.
Di: Didn't they have to change their names?
Tad: Answer a question, ok?
Tad: Hypothetically. If you had called yourself Martin a few weeks back, would you have told me that Jenny was mine?
J.R.: Yes. Yeah, probably?
Tad: Be honest. It wouldn't have mattered what you called yourself. You were using the truth as a weapon to get what you wanted out of Babe, right?
J.R.: Look, I made a mistake. I admitted to it, ok? What more do you want from me?
Tad: I want you to realize that you come by it honestly, that's all, ok? You learned that little maneuver by observing your father.
J.R.: I get it, ok?
Tad: Mm-hmm. Do you?
Tad: Do you really? Because it seems perfectly obvious to me, as it was perfectly obvious to your mother, that Adam saddled you with a lot more than just his name.
J.R.: I don't want anything that he gave me.
Tad: What you want doesn't matter. You're stuck with it, up there and right there. You really want to take the name of the man your father hates more than anybody else on the entire planet? That's got "Adam, Sr." written all over it.
J.R.: You know, I thought, out of anyone, you would understand the most.
Tad: I do. You're trying to destroy your father, and you're screaming for his love at the same time.
J.R.: I -- I get -- I get why you would think that. But you're wrong.
Tad: Ok. I stand corrected. I'm wrong. You want to change your name, you change your name. Going to shave your head, go, do it. You may pierce your eyebrows, join a cult. I don't care how many times you make me angry, I don't care how many times you completely ignore what I'm telling you. When I look at you, I see your mother. You mean the world to me. I don't care what you call yourself -- you're my son.
J.R.: Unconditional love. Something the Chandlers don't do. It's a Martin characteristic. And I'd like to be a part of it.
Tad: You always have been. And you always will be.
Zach: Junior --
J.R.: What do you want?
Zach: I want to give you a heads-up. But from the look on your face, I guess you heard already.
J.R.: Heard what?
Zach: The buzzards are circling. They can smell your blood.
J.R.: "The buzzards are circling"?
J.R.: Is that supposed to spook me?
Zach: Just putting you on alert.
J.R.: For flesh-eating birds?
Zach: All kinds of predators. Some people are saying that the break from your father has made you vulnerable.
J.R.: "Some people"? Some people are wrong.
Zach: I hope so, man.
J.R.: You know, I'm touched that you care. But I'm surprised. Because not so long ago, you were threatening to kill me for what I did to Kendall. Why the turnaround?
Zach: Chaos is bad for commerce. I took over Cambias, so I have a vested interest in your survival.
J.R.: Hmm. Spoken like a pamphlet right from the Pine Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Zach: Watch your back -- or not. Up to you.
Greenlee: Thank you so much.
Annie: Health, strength, vitality -- that's what we have to convey.
Di: Hmm. How about we free-associate?
Kendall: Good, good. Sounds like a plan.
Kendall: So, why don't you join in?
Annie: Um -- stamina.
Annie: Um -- healthy.
Erica: Well, what's happening here?
Jack: Hi. "Lighting Track" wanted to do an interview, I said ok. I assume it's fine with you, huh?
Erica: Well -- apparently, no one needed my permission.
Pam: I set it up. We had to move fast. I knew you'd approve. Great press.
Erica: I thought that you wanted to hear about Sean.
Jack: I do, I do. I do, absolutely.
Erica: Well, he's floundering, Jack. Really, I -- I don't even know where he's living.
Man: Ms. Kane, we're beginning now.
Jack: Oh. Excuse me.
Pam: In five, four, three --
Woman: Hi. So how does it feel to be America's most eligible bachelor?
Jack: Well, gosh, I'm not -- I'm not a bachelor yet.
Woman: But soon you will be. I mean, how many women have proposed to you so far?
Jack: Oh, well, just a few.
Woman: Oh, quite a few, according to the buzz.
Woman: We hear Disney's developing a new show about you. The divorced person's answer to "The Bachelor." Care to comment?
Jack: Shh. Can't comment on that.
Woman: But you are open to the concept?
Jack: Well, I'm certainly exploring the possibilities.
Erica: Jack, take a break. We really need to talk.
Jack: Be right there, ok? Go ahead.
Woman: Erica Kane will certainly be a hard act to follow.
Jack: Oh, yes.
Woman: What sort of woman will you be looking for next?
Jack: Well, you know, I'm not wedded to any certain type. I'm open to new experiences.
Erica: Ok, why don't you just let me know when you can pencil me in?
[As Erica walks away, Jack looks at the camera with a goofy grin on his face]
[Knock on door]
J.R.: Oh, finally, somebody who won't second-guess me, tell me that I'm headed for disaster.
Man: Unfortunately, we do have a problem, J.R. A small problem, easily handled, if you can address it now.
J.R.: Well, why can't you address it?
Man: Well, I am. As your most trusted VP, I'm calling your attention to a matter requiring fast action.
J.R.: All right, all right, all right, fine, Seamus. Give it up. What is it?
Seamus: The cover art for the shareholders' report.
J.R.: How many times do I have to say this? I don't give a damn about the cover art.
Seamus: In this case, believe me, you do. I'm thinking we nix all of this immediately. Agreed?
J.R.: Indeed. Immediately is good.
Annie: Growth, power, regeneration.
Di: Oh -- you know what? I am sorry. I'm fixated on Aidan. He's been on this case for -- for what, three weeks? I've talked to him maybe three times? That's weird, right?
Annie: Well, not if the job is intense, like this job is now, and we're not going to have any jobs if we slack.
Di: You're right. Energy --
Annie: Power. Strength.
Kendall: Thank God you are here. Listen, Greenlee is -- she's on the loose, ok? She's meeting with Derek and Livia, and I don't know --
Zach: Don't panic. Everything's going to be fine.
Greenlee: Oh, no, it's not. You're finished, Zach. I'm taking you down.
Zach: Go ahead.
Greenlee: Deny all you want. You're going to answer for that blackout.
Zach: I'm not denying anything. Do what you have to do.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Sean: Colby, I was wrong, and I was a jerk. Look, let me make it up to you. Let me take you to prom tonight.
Greenlee (to Kendall): So are you going to offer me anything? How desperate are you to save your man?
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