AMC Transcript Tuesday 8/7/07

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 8/7/07

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Lenny: Nice of you to call, Chief.

Derek: Let the girl go.

Lenny: Or what? You going to storm the shack? Right, like that's going to happen, huh?

Derek: No one's coming in there.

Lenny: Yeah, you're damn right they're not. Otherwise, the girl's dead.

Derek: What -- what do you want?

Lenny: Transportation to the airport. Jet with a pilot. Long-range full of fuel. I'm going on a little trip, and you got 30 minutes, Chief.

Derek: Come on. Get -- get serious, Lenny. I can't just grab a plane. I -- I need more than half an hour.

Lenny: No, see, that's the wrong answer, Chief. Clock's ticking.

Derek: Ok, easy, easy. All right. Let me see what I can do. But I need something from you. Now, is the girl all right?

Lenny: He wants to know if you're ok. What do you think I should tell him?

Ryan: My son is deaf, and no one noticed? How did this happen, Joe?

Joe: Hearing loss can be a result of trauma, Ryan. It doesn't always show up right away.

Ryan: So, what -- what do we do now? Like, what kind of therapy? What kind of treatment? What -- what do we do?

Annie: Ryan, they still need to run more tests.

Zach: We'll get Spike everything he needs.

Erica: I -- I got your message, Kendall. How are the boys?

Erica: Well, what is it? What's wrong?

Joe: The trauma from the accident seems to have affected Spike's hearing. We hope that his deafness is not permanent.

Erica: Oh, my God. Kendall, honey -- everything is going to be all right, Kendall. Sweetheart --

Ryan: Joe, I'm still not getting any answers. I don't understand how you missed this.

Joe: His other injuries took precedence, Ryan. Later on, his sedation helped mask the symptoms.

Annie: Has he been seen by an audiologist?

Joe: Not yet.

Erica: We'll call the specialists.

Ryan: Right. Right, I mean, it can be fixed, right? Like swelling, or maybe an infection, or something like that, right?

Joe: We really don't know enough to rule anything out, not yet.

Kendall: My son will be fine. We'll fix it. My son will not be deaf. I won't accept that.

Ryan: Kendall --

Kendall: Ryan, no, no. I don't want to hear "could bes" or "might bes," ok? Spike will be fine. He will be.

Erica: Yes, of course, he will be.

Annie: Is it a temporal break?

Joe: Possibly.

Ryan: We just have to be prepared, Kendall, that's all.

Kendall: Ryan, I said enough. Enough, enough, ok? Spike needs his parents to believe. He will hear my voice. He will hear his mommy wish him good night, he will hear his daddy read him a story. He will hear. He -- he will hear everything.

Erica: He will, he will.

Annie: Do you know whether it's conductive, or sensorineural yet?

Joe: Not yet, but we should have the answer pretty soon.

Zach: What's the difference?

Annie: Well, conductive refers to the way sound is transmitted from outside the ear to inside the brain.

Ryan: You mean like the eardrum?

Annie: Yeah, those tiny bones help transmit sound. But problems with conductive deafness can -- can sometimes be fixed with -- with surgery or medication.

Erica: And -- and the sensory --

Annie: Sensorineural is when there's damage to the inner ear, or the nerves connecting it to the brain. That kind -- that kind can't be fixed.

Zach: It's permanent?

Joe: That's right.

Ryan: And how do you know all this, Annie?

Annie: I knew somebody who was deaf -- the permanent kind.

Nurse: Mr. and Mrs. Slater?

Zach: Yeah?

Nurse: Dr. Delano wants to talk with you and your wife in NICU.

Zach: Be right there. Be right back. Spike's as stubborn as his mom.

[Kendall sighs]

Erica: Kendall, I am going to call the top specialist in the country.

Kendall: Ok. Thank you, Mother.

Erica: And I'm going to be here with you, honey. I'll stay as long as you need me to be here. Spike may be your baby, but you're mine.

Kendall: Ok.

Zach: What's going on? How's my son? What's wrong?

Dr. Delano: Well, Ian is severely jaundiced. His body's producing too much bilirubin, which his liver can't process. That's what makes his skin yellow.

Zach: Is it serious?

Dr. Delano: Well, it's not an uncommon complication in premature births.

Zach: But it can be treated?

Dr. Delano: Well, that's the good news. No surgery, no needles, just light.

Zach: Light, huh?

Dr. Delano: Well, we will put Ian under a specific frequency of light wave, which helps the body break up the bilirubin and makes it easier to eliminate it.

Zach: And how long does it take? A couple of days, a couple of hours? How long do you do this for?

Dr. Delano: Well, it'll take multiple treatments, Mr. Slater.

Zach: Ok. I'm sorry -- my -- my wife and I just had some bad news about our other son. He's had some hearing loss, and we don't know if it's permanent or not.

Dr. Delano: I am sorry to hear that.

Zach: Thank you.

Dr. Delano: We will take excellent care of your son.

[Colby speaks baby talk]

Colby: Oh, yeah.

[Tad speaks baby talk]

Krystal: Yeah, you hear that? That's your daughter saying, "Where's my crib, Daddy?"

Tad: I'm working on it, ok? I'm working on it. God, all you need is a whip.

Babe: Hey, mom, these books -- they stay in here, or --

Krystal: Yeah, please, put them up there. That's great, thank you.

Babe: All right.

Colby: Oh, yes. I have the best job, looking after you. Yes, I do.

Tad: Yeah, wait till you got to change her. You'll be begging to schlep boxes.

Stuart: Hi. Movers are here. Movers are here.

Krystal: Hey!

Babe: Oh! Hi!

[Stuart chuckles]

Babe: How's my little moving man doing, huh?

Stuart: Little Adam and I were going to bring in that dresser out there, but Little Adam said he wanted something heavier.

Krystal: Oh, yeah, good thinking.

Stuart: Yeah. You got anything -- heavier?

Babe: Ooh, um -- there's some crayons. They're pretty heavy, though. Do you think you could help me move those? I bet you could, you big muscles.

[Babe grunts]

Babe: Look at these. Oh!

Colby: Ahem -- you want to pick up the pace with those boxes, please?

Sean: Well, is there something in it for me?

Colby: Hmm -- no.

Krystal: Ok, hold on, hold on. Wait a minute -- what -- where in the world did this thing come from, huh?

Colby: Ah, choo-choo! That came on the ugly train.

Babe: Oh!

Sean: Oh, that is awesome.

Colby: For a frat house, maybe.

Sean: Or a clown's funeral?

Colby: Yeah.

Tad: Excuse me. Enough with the jokes. She came from Honolulu.

Colby: Oh.

Krystal: You mean you actually purchased this item?

Tad: Yeah, that's right.

Babe: Did you lose a bet?

[Krystal laughs]

Tad: No, as a matter of fact. This is one of the pieces of fine art that survived the fire.

Babe: And you're positive that you didn't find it on the street?

Tad: Yeah, I'm positive.

Babe: Just a question.

Tad: I just got her back from the shop. Matter of fact, if you'll desist with the ill-begotten humor for a second, I'll fire this baby up, show what my little artifact can do.

Babe: We can't wait. I'm on the edge of my seat.

Colby: Let's see it.

Babe: Ooh!

Tad: Huh?

Babe: Look at her.

Tad: Come on.

Babe: Hey!

Tad: Yeah, see what I did there? You got to love it, right?

Krystal: Yeah, I love it so much, it's going to stay in your room and out of my sight.

Babe: Amen to that, Mama. That's a good idea.

Colby: That's Tacky McTackerson right there, you know.

Sean: You know, hey, I -- I think it's actually pretty cool.

Tad: Ah -- thank goodness somebody has a little taste.

Krystal: Oh, wait a minute -- wait -- Stuart, please, help us out here.

Stuart: Well, art -- art is -- is different for everyone.

Krystal: Yeah.

Babe: Well, so then in that case, then you would have to agree that our little duo here -- what do you think?

Krystal: Well --

Tad: The kid's a genius.

Colby: What about you? Will you help decorate my room, Jenny? Hmm?

Sean: I'll help.

Krystal: Yeah. Sure you will.

Tad: Speaking of decoration, I thought this piece would go nicely in the foyer.

Babe: Oh, the foyer? That's -- that's a great idea, because nothing says "welcome to my home" like a -- a half-naked dancing woman.

Sean: Now we're talking.

Tad: I concur. Matter of fact, she kind of reminds me of your mother.

Krystal: Oh, right, right. Watch where you're going there!

Tad: Oh, come on! Be fair. You saw the motion. Baby's got a serious doughnut.

Krystal: Oh, yeah. You know, would you like a shovel so you can just dig yourself a little bit deeper there, Tad?

Sean: Ahem -- quit while you're ahead.

[Sean coughs]

Tad: Well, at least I know Little A likes it, don't you? We testosterone types -- we got to stick together, yes.

Babe: Oh.

Stuart: Where's J.R.? I thought he was supposed to help today.

Colby: Yeah, you know, you're right, he totally was. Didn't you tell him?

Babe: Yeah, I called him, but you know J.R. He must have found something better to do.

J.R.: How was I supposed to know that Ava was involved in some sort of drug sting?

Amanda: She gave us enough hints, J.R.

J.R.: It wasn't like I was trying to mess it up. I mean, come on. Who uses a girl like that? Isn't that what undercover cops are for?

Amanda: Well, I guess the police forgot to brief us on their plans. I'll write a letter to the mayor.

J.R.: Look, all I am saying is we have this crazy chick who should probably be in prison herself, and the cops are, like, "Go hang out with this dangerous drug dealer. We're counting on you." It's unbelievable!

Amanda: You know what's unbelievable is you! I am standing right in front of you ready to run off and do all sorts of nasty things with you on a big fancy yacht. Instead of christening our new home away from home, you get into a throw-down with a girl you barely know. No! Let the police handle this, come on. Are you coming?

J.R.: What are you looking at?

Jonathan: A dead man if anything happens to Ava.

J.R.: What are you going to do, Jonny, huh? You going to kick my ass? You going to fight me, huh?

Jonathan: No.

Amanda: Hey --

J.R.: Huh? Yeah?

Jonathan: I'm just telling you that if anything happens to Ava -- if this guy hurts her, I am going to --

Jack: All right, all right, that's enough -- both of you.

Jonathan: And what were you thinking? How could you guys put Ava up to this?

Jack: It was supposed to be a simple police operation.

Jonathan: Ok, not simple enough.

Amanda: Why use Ava?

J.R.: Yeah, I'm going to ask you the same question.

Jack: Because she had a history with this dealer, that's why.

Jonathan: Hey, wait -- you put her up to this?

Jack: I asked her to do it, Jonathan. She said yes.

Jonathan: Sure she did. Now, why would Ava risk her life for you?

Jack: Would you relax a second? It wasn't for me.

Jonathan: Then who was it for?

Jack: I'm not going to be standing here and be grilled by you, you know what I'm saying? Because it's none of your business.

Jonathan: The hell it's not. Ava might die because of you.

Ava: So where are you planning on flying to?

Lenny: Not me, us, candy pants. You're going to be right there with me.

Ava: But you don't need me.

Lenny: That's not what you were saying a few minutes ago, you little whore.

Ava: Hey, watch with the names.

Lenny: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I insult you?

Ava: I owe somebody a favor, ok?

Lenny: Fine. This is your payoff.

Ava: Hey, don't touch me.

Lenny: Well, you better get used to it, because we're going to be spending a lot of time together. I just haven't figured out where yet.

Ava: Well, that's going to be a problem for me.

Lenny: Well, too bad.

Ava: I just got a dream job. I'm the face of Fusion.

Lenny: Yeah, well, I'm the guy with the gun.

Ava: Yeah, and I bet you think you're real tough, don't you?

Lenny: Yeah, I'm tough enough.

Ava: Well, you know what I think about guys with guns? I think they have problems with equipment of their own, if you know what I'm saying.

Lenny: Huh.

Ava: Huh --

Lenny: Just shut up, and I'm not going to tell you again.

Erica: Ok, Joe, what are you going to do about this?

Joe: Everything I can, Erica. You know that.

Erica: I know that Greenlee somehow slithered past what you laughingly refer to as "hospital security," and she was in Spike's room when this happened.

Joe: I've taken steps to prevent that sort of -- Erica, are we going to play the blame game? Or should we talk about something useful?

Erica: I contacted Dr. Norton in Dallas.

Joe: Hmm. Well, he's one of the top pediatric audiologists in the country. That's good.

Erica: Good, yes. Spike needs the best care he can possibly get.

Joe: Mm-hmm.

Annie: Thank you, Rachael. I'll let you know when we're on our way home. It'll probably be a while. Ok. Give Emma a big kiss for us.

[Ryan shakes rattle]

Ryan: He can't hear this. He can't hear me. What if --

Annie: Even if the worst happens, we will deal with this. Spike will live a happy and full life.

Ryan: You don't know that, Annie. You don't.

Kendall: With the bouncing and the jumping. The wiggles and the giggles. Come on, baby. Will you sing it with Mama? Would you sing it with me, ok? Come on. Ok. Bounce and jump wiggle and giggle poke and laugh smile and sing it's ok. It's ok. Ok, Spikey? Mama's here, ok? I'm never going to leave you ever again. Ever.

Dr. Delano: Would you like to feed your son before the treatment?

Zach: Well, he's got a feeding tube. I didn't think --

Dr. Delano: Well, it's not like bottle feeding, of course, but you can feed him. You see that syringe there? You just --

Zach: Mm-hmm.

Dr. Delano: Put that into the gavage tube there, and that --

Zach: This -- this one?

Dr. Delano: Yeah. That sends his mother's milk directly into his stomach.

Zach: Yeah?

Dr. Delano: That's it. Yeah, just --

Zach: Like this?

Dr. Delano: Yeah, just pour it in there. There you go.

Zach: Eat up, little guy.

Stuart: Little Adam, would you like to hang some of your work in my gallery? Hmm? Jenny, what do you think? Really? That's -- that's brilliant. Yeah? I think we got a little critic here.

Colby: Ok, tell me why I am helping you with this.

Sean: Here, just untangle the optical cable.

Colby: Oh, what one's that?

Sean: Whatever one you want it to be.

Colby: Ooh!

Krystal: Ok.

Stuart: Do you like your new house, Jenny? Hmm? Would you like your uncle Stuart to paint your room? What? Oh, yeah. No pink.

Tad: You -- you guys need a little help over there?

Colby: Oh!

Sean: Um -- no, under control.

Krystal: Yeah, well, at this rate, I guess we'll be watching TV in about a month.

Colby: Yeah, right.

[Krystal chuckles]

Sean: Ahem.

Krystal: Oh, wait, Babe, tell me more about that Fusion Green webcast.

Babe: Oh. I don't -- it was -- it was great. We -- we went in that morning, and we had absolutely nothing, and then by the end of the day, we had a waiting list for products.

Colby: Hey, you know, I saw the promo on the internet. It was awesome, even with Ava.

Babe: You saw it?

Colby: Yeah, someone uploaded it on to the Internet. The music was so good.

Krystal: That was all Babe.

[Colby gasps]

Babe: Can you believe it? Me, a businesswoman? What?

Krystal: Never a doubt in the world.

Babe: Well, that makes one of us.

Krystal: Oh, come on. I am so very proud of you. Yeah.

Babe: You know, it did feel good, though, actually seeing a project to the end. It was like -- I don't know -- sending a baby out into the world or something.

Krystal: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Tad: Well, all the same, I think it'll be a few years before we start airbrushing Jenny with makeup.

Colby: Ok, hey, I can still give her fashion makeovers.

Sean: Colby, you going to help, or are you going to talk?

Colby: Can't I do both?

Sean: No, doesn't look like it.

Colby: Oh, let's -- hmm. Come here, baby.

Babe: Hey! Easy, you two. There are kids around.

Krystal: Oh!

Stuart: There are children around? I didn't see any children. Did you see any children?

Tad: Sean -- can I bother you for a minute?

Sean: Yeah. Sure.

Colby: But the van's empty.

Tad: Ok, got it covered. We're men, which means we can upset women by doing stupid things like -- checking a job twice. It's in the job description.

Babe: Hey, I know you're not the biggest fan of Ava, but she rocked as the face of Fusion. She really did blow us away. I'm telling you, Mama, that girl could sell anything.

Derek: Ava, are you ok?

Ava: No, I'm not. Get him a plane. Get him whatever he wants. He's serious.

Lenny: You got 10 minutes.

Derek: Well, we have to wait him out.

[Siren]

Derek: That's the SWAT team.

Jonathan: Wait -- whoa. You're not thinking of charging in there, are you? That guy will kill her.

Derek: And this concerns you how?

Jack: Jonathan and Ava are friends.

Derek: I don't give a damn what they are. Get him out of my face.

Jack: You're not helping here, ok?

Jonathan: Jack, he's going to get her killed.

Jack: Just -- I'll handle this, please. Look, the police will do everything they have to do to protect Ava, all right?

Jonathan: Do it with what? With a SWAT team? With snipers? This is crazy.

Jack: Back off, Jonathan. Let the police do their jobs. Please.

J.R.: I know this guy.

Derek: So?

J.R.: He used to be my drug dealer. I might be able to help.

Derek: J.R., get the hell out of here.

J.R.: Look, I'm just saying, if I caused this problem, I might be able to fix it.

Derek: Do you want to hit him, or do you want me to?

Jack: J.R., we've got this covered.

J.R.: Oh, really? Because it doesn't look that way to me.

Derek: Well, I don't give a damn what it looks like to you. Now get the hell out of here before I slap some cuffs on you myself!

Jack: J.R., just take off, will you, please? Please. Please. Oh, and here's the press.

Derek: This day just keeps getting better.

Reporter: Chief Frye, sources say there's a hostage inside.

Derek: No comment. Just let us do our jobs, and stay back.

Reporter: How did this go bad, chief?

Derek: Nothing went bad.

Reporter: You're Jackson Montgomery, aren't you?

Jack: Yeah, that's right.

Reporter: Well, how are you involved in this? This wouldn't have anything to do with your and Erica Kane's television show, would it?

Jack: No, I assure you, it does not, it does not. Look, we have no comment right now. Please, just give us some time here to figure out what's going on, please.

Reporter: We need to know the answer.

Amanda: J.R. --

J.R.: Yeah?

Amanda: J.R., what -- what are you doing?

J.R.: I'll be right back.

Amanda: J.R., what the hell --

Officer: Hey, get back here!

Derek: J.R. --

Jack: No, J.R., don't --

Derek: J.R., get back here!

Erica: Jack, it's me. Where are you? And why in God's name aren't you answering your phone? Look, please call me. It's urgent.

[Erica returns to Spike's room]

Erica: Honey, why don't you go back to bed, get some rest?

Kendall: I'm fine.

Erica: Why don't you let me help you back to bed, ok?

Kendall: Ten fingers, ten toes. He's perfect. My perfect little boy.

Ryan: You think Spike can have a normal life? When he can't hear his mother laugh, or me cheer for him at a ballgame? When he can't hear a car horn or a fire alarm? I mean, how am I supposed to keep him safe? I haven't been able to do that. How do you think I'll be able to do that now?

Annie: Ryan --

Ryan: I know, I know, I know. I should be happy that he's alive. I know that that crash could have killed him. I know that.

Annie: He's here. He -- he can still smile at his mommy and hug his daddy. Spike will still be able to play with his older sister and -- and meet his new younger brother.

Ryan: I watched my brothers and sister go through hell. I watched parents that didn't even care, which is why I didn't want to have kids in the first place, right? But when I decided that I did want that, I promised them -- I promised them that they would have the perfect life. They'd have everything that I never had, that my parents denied me. So, how can I do that when -- when he doesn't even have music in his life? He doesn't have laughter. He doesn't have "I love yous." He has no sound at all. How is that life normal? You don't know, Annie.

Annie: I know more than you think.

Kendall: I told your daddy that you wanted to have a blue wagon. I told him that blue is your favorite color. But he insisted on having a red one. Says that all big boys love red wagons. I told him blue is the color of the season, but he wouldn't listen to me.

Zach: Kendall, I --

Kendall: He smiles. He smiles, honey, and -- and he plays.

Zach: I know. I know. Ian is jaundiced, and they're giving him some kind of a light treatment, so he's going to be ok, but I -- I want you to come with me, all right?

Kendall: Um -- right now?

Zach: Yeah. You know, you can't breastfeed him, but there's something just as good. Come on.

Kendall: I -- no, I can't. I can't leave my son.

Zach: You have another son that needs you, Kendall.

Kendall: Sorry. Zach, I'm sorry. I'm such a -- I'm a horrible mother.

Zach: No, you're not.

Kendall: I don't know what to do -- yes, I am. I am, I have to be. None of this would've happened if it weren't for me.

Zach: Hey, don't do this.

Kendall: Oh, God.

Zach: Look at me. You're strong. You're a strong woman, a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for.

Kendall: No, I'm not.

[Kendall sighs]

Kendall: I can't -- I can't -- I can't do this. I can't do this.

Zach: It's all right.

Kendall: I can't.

Zach: It's all right.

Kendall: Whew. No, no. How do I choose? How do I choose? How do I let go for even one minute? It's not all right, Zach. It's not, it's not. I mean, I want to be with Ian and -- but I want to be with Spike and I don't -- I don't know what to do. I don't know who to be with, and I don't know how to choose, and I don't know what to do!

Zach: It's ok. It's ok.

Ryan: What do you know, Annie?

Annie: No, I just meant that --

Ryan: No. I mean, you said that you knew somebody that was deaf, right? Well, who was that?

Annie: It was a friend of the family, no one important. It doesn't matter.

Ryan: It does matter. I mean, it reminds me that -- that there's so much that I don't know about you.

Annie: You know all that you need to. You know that I love you and that I am here for you no matter what. Ryan, I also want you to remember you still have your son. This time yesterday, we didn't know if Spike was going to live. But now, he is and -- and he -- he's going to live a happy and full life. And you and me and Zach and Kendall, everybody that loves him -- we're going to make sure of that.

Sean: Ah, so what'd you want to talk about? I know you didn't drive me out here to look at an empty van.

Tad: Yeah, I know. Maybe that wasn't very subtle -- I apologize -- but this is a new role for me, ok, so I didn't see the point in wasting any time.

Sean: Well, what new role? What's it have to do with me?

Tad: Well, I'm sure you noticed the happy herd of females inside? While I may not be related to most of them by blood or marriage, Krystal and I do think of this as a -- a kind of family, you know? We're building a new kind of living arrangement.

Sean: And that makes you Colby's new sort of dad?

Tad: Sort of.

[Sean chuckles]

Sean: So, you're putting me on notice?

Tad: Uh -- perish the thought. Let's just say that so far, all I've done is raise little boys. This is my first time with a little girl -- hopefully, someday little girls. In any case, it occurs to me this little situation here might be -- might be useful, kind of a dress rehearsal, because I do know one thing -- as a father, I've made a lot of mistakes. This time, I'd really like to get it right.

Sean: Well, you want some help? Hmm, let me see -- um -- ahem -- [As Adam] Just give my daughter the respect she deserves, young man.

[Tad chuckles]

Sean: She means more to me than anything on this earth. If you give her one second of pain, I will hunt you down to the ends of the earth.

Tad: That's good. That's funny. It's like clubbing me to death with irony.

[Sean chuckles]

Tad: And goldy and coppery -- joke. Anyway, I'm not trying to look down my nose at anybody, ok? Because believe it or not, at one point, there was a period of time just after the Jurassic when fathers all over the state would lock up their daughters because of me.

Sean: [Normal voice] So -- ahem -- you know this speech by heart?

Tad: Let's just say that because of where I've been, I got a healthy respect for where you are now, but I also have a healthy respect for the power of a beautiful young girl, like Ava -- or Ashley or Amber or Amy. You get the point.

Sean: I got it, yes. Message received.

Tad: Mm-hmm. Are you sure? Be sure. Sean, there is a reason fooling around is so fun. It's the same reason that could get you in a lot of trouble, because if you're not really careful, you can snap somebody's heart in two just like that.

Sean: Yeah, look, I'm -- I'm not going to hurt Colby again.

Tad: Yeah.

Sean: Ok?

Tad: I've made promises like that in my time, too. With all due respect, from one to another, your track record ain't so spotless there, Romeo.

Sean: So, what is this -- "do as I say, not as I did"?

Tad: Be careful, please -- for Colby's sake.

Sean: Uh, just don't go Adam Chandler on me and try to stick me in jail, please?

Tad: Ballistic? Take your head off, shove it in the glove compartment?

Sean: Yeah.

Tad: No, no, no, no. That's not my style. Unfortunately, you got Krystal in there to deal with -- that's another story. Well, you make an enemy out of her, she won't sneak behind your back. No, she'll come right at your face, make it hurt that much more. If you don't believe me, ask J.R. Ask him who blew up his prized sports car. After the detonation, we found the steering wheel clear on the other side of the house. Yeah -- my old man used to say, "Never cross a woman who knows her way around explosives" -- or a young lady she considers as good as her daughter.

Krystal: Don't worry -- Tad's not going to hurt Sean.

Colby: So you got the same vibe I did?

Krystal: He's just looking out for you, sweetie.

Colby: Yeah, in a dad kind of way. It's a little weird, but nice.

Krystal: Yeah?

Colby: Yeah.

Krystal: "Weird, but nice," huh? I guess that's what we could call this place.

Babe: Oh -- hmm -- I don't think it's weird. I think it's sweet. And baby Jenny loves it already.

Krystal: Ah, yeah. I guess it's just going to take some getting used to.

Colby: Yeah, like having this new dad grill my dates.

Krystal: Oh, I'm going to be doing my share of grilling, too.

Colby: Ok, this doesn't sound like fun anymore.

[Krystal chuckles]

Colby: Huh.

Babe: Well, when you're dating a potential bad boy, you need to take all the protection you can get. Trust me.

Krystal: Yeah. Trust both of us -- you can't fix them all by yourself.

Babe: And you also have to know when to cut your losses.

Colby: Oh.

Stuart: But if you love someone, is it really so easy to stop?

Derek: You have got to be kidding me.

Reporter: Can we get any confirmation on the names of the hostages?

Derek: J.R.'s going to get himself killed.

Amanda: J.R., you stupid jerk.

J.R.: Hey, Lenny.

Lenny: What the hell are you doing here?

J.R.: I'm not armed, ok? I just came to talk.

Lenny: I told them to call me on the phone. Why did they send you?

J.R.: They didn't. I'm here on my own.

Ava: Oh, that's great -- perfect. You want to get us both killed?

J.R.: You know, if you could just zip that scar you call a mouth, I might be able to get you out of this.

Lenny: Ok, what's the scam this time, huh?

J.R.: Look, there's no scams or tricks. We're old buds, right?

Lenny: Well, you know what? I don't have time to break out the yearbook, so --

J.R.: This could be a win-win here, Lenny.

Ava: Then why am I smelling lose-lose?

J.R.: Could you please just -- just be quiet? I could help you get away.

Annie: I know you told me never to call you again. But I need your help.

Erica: I know I don't talk to you very much. I know you might think it's presumptuous of me to turn to you now. But I'm begging you -- please help my family. Those two little boys -- they've been through far too much in their short, short lives. Please -- please watch over Spike and please make him well. And give Ian the -- the fire of his mother and the will of his father. Help him fight. And please help my daughter. You gave Bianca back her little girl. Oh, please don't take -- please don't take those two little boys away from Kendall.

[Phone rings]

Derek: Pick up, Lenny. You know, I just thought of something.

Jack: What's that?

Derek: Maybe I should go ahead and let that guy shoot J.R.

Lenny: So was this your idea, sending this guy over?

Derek: J.R. Chandler has nothing to do with this operation. He's not there under our authority.

Lenny: Uh-huh.

Derek: Listen, don't -- don't do anything we'll all regret.

Lenny: Who says I'll regret it? What about my plane?

Derek: I'm -- I'm still working on it. We -- we just need a little longer.

Lenny: I'm going to call you back. Ok, I'm listening.

J.R.: All right. These cops -- they're not giving you a freakin' plane. You know that, I know that -- we've all seen this movie.

Lenny: So?

J.R.: So, there's cops everywhere. There's nowhere to go.

Lenny: You're forgetting about our resident supermodel right here.

J.R.: Are you kidding me? This skank -- she couldn't sell shoes to a streetwalker.

Ava: Excuse me?

Lenny: Did I ask you to talk?

J.R.: They're not going to be giving you a pass for this girl. Now, the way I see it, you got two options -- you could walk out of here into a hail of bullets, and I'm not betting odds.

Lenny: So what's your bright idea, then?

J.R.: A diversion. I get the cops on the phone. I stand right over here by the door like I'm giving them messages from you, ok? I'm going to tell them that you're about ready to go off, that the girl's in danger, and they're going to think that you're right here, right by me. And they're going to send that SWAT team right here by the door, when realistically you're going to be coming out this window. Now, you got to truck it fast right over those sand dunes, and it's going to be like, "Where's Lenny?" All right?

Lenny: What do you get out of it?

J.R.: I got a few hundred bucks. I'll tell you what -- I'll give it to you for old times' sake. What do you think?

Lenny: You were always a smart-ass punk, Chandler. I never did like you. Sit down, old friend.

[Static]

Sean: Are you sure you had them hook up the cable?

Tad: I'm telling you, yes. TV, high-speed internet access, voiceover IP. If Jenny can't go to college because I had to pay the cable bill --

Sean: Almost -- almost.

Tad: There, there.

Sean: There, there.

[Static stops]

TV announcer: This just in -- there are now three people inside the shack. J.R. Chandler just became involved in the hostage situation.

J.R.: Ok. So what is this?

Ava: This is you being stupid.

J.R.: Did I ask you? So?

Lenny: I'm thinking.

Ava: Yeah, I can hear the wheels turning from here. What, did I say something?

Lenny: You think you can walk over to this door, put on a show, and the SWAT team's going to pack it in and go home? I wouldn't get two feet before I got a bullet in the head, man.

J.R.: Then we go to the next plan.

Lenny: Yeah. Yeah, I'm thinking there's something.

J.R.: Look, I can talk to Chief Frye.

Lenny: Nah. I don't think so, man.

J.R.: Hey, come on, Lenny.

Lenny: No, I got my own plan. You're J.R. Chandler, prince of Pine Valley.

J.R.: Yeah, so?

Lenny: So if I'm looking for a real hostage, you're as good as it gets, my man.

Derek: Did you pick up anything on the shotgun mike?

Mike: Just bits and pieces.

Derek: I'll take anything.

Mike: Chandler's a hostage now.

Zach: The nurses take the milk that you pump during the day, and they feed him right through this tube here. Isn't that cool?

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Zach: Thank you. Attach this to here. Press that, slowly. Don't give him too much.

Kendall: Ok. And it goes right into his stomach?

Zach: Mm-hmm -- watch.

Kendall: Hey. Huh. Even in the middle of everything, he just -- he stops your heart.

Zach: You keep fighting, little man. Just keep fighting.

Ryan: Spike? Spike, can you hear me? Please. Please, Spike, tell me that they're wrong. Please tell your dad that you can hear him.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Adam (to Tad): You're to blame for this.

Lenny (to Derek): I got two hostages now, right? In five minutes, one of them's going to die unless you make a move.

Greenlee (to Aidan): I'm going to have you arrested for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and conspiracy.

Kendall: Tell him, Ryan -- he's going to be just fine.

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