All My Children Transcript Friday 8/10/07
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Kendall: Come on. Come on.
Annie: Need some help?
Kendall: Yeah, I am --
Annie: Yeah. Oh, it's ok. Hey, you.
Kendall: I don't want to hurt him.
Annie: Oh, no. We wouldn't do that, would we? No.
Kendall: It's ok, it's ok, sweetie. It's ok.
Annie: That's a good boy. Right there.
Kendall: Yeah, you got it. Annie's going to help you.
[Annie kisses Spike's finger]
Kendall: You love him.
Annie: Oh, Bobo.
Kendall: I'm glad. He needs someone who loves him. I mean, really loves him, for all the right reasons. Always.
Jack: I brought you two some coffee.
Zach: Thanks, man.
Ryan: Thank you.
Jack: Sure. I have some tea here for Erica. Have you seen her around?
Zach: She was here earlier.
Annie: Ahem. I think Kendall wanted a little more alone time with Spike.
Nurse: Dr. Martin would like to see you.
Kendall: Ok. Ok, sweetness. Go see the pretty nurse. Ok. Ok. Thanks.
Kendall: Joe, have any news?
Joe: The advanced color MRI machine that Zach generously provided us has been installed now and tested, and we're about ready to take Spike in for his exam.
Kendall: Ok. Well, those MRI capsules -- they're really claustrophobic, especially for small babies, so I -- I don't want him to be scared.
Joe: Spike will sleep through the whole thing.
Zach: And then we'll know what we're up against.
Ryan: We'll know if our son will ever hear again.
Greenlee: You are so sick, you lock me up, you drag me around. That's real tough. That's real classy.
Aidan: Nice room at the Yacht Club, plenty of room service. I think I've been the perfect host.
Greenlee: No, you've been a perfect son of a bitch.
Aidan: You said you wanted fresh air.
Greenlee: I didn't say here.
Aidan: Nice trees, plenty of sunshine, and fresh air. You can't deny there's air.
Greenlee: You can't make me stay. You can't make me stay here! Ow, ow!
Aidan: Come here.
Zach's voice: I did this. Ethan died hating me. I waited too long to speak up, tell him I love him. Waited too long to claim him as my own. Enough! No more names, legacies. Man-to-man, father-to-son. I needed to say it, he needed to hear it. But I didn't say it. I held my tongue. I clamped down on it so hard, I was choking on my own blood. Biggest regret of my life, losing my son. Not knowing my son, biggest regret. But this -- this was going to be different. Get it right, Slater. Give your boys what you never gave Ethan, what your sorry excuse for a father never gave you. End the curse. Change the legacy. This is your family. Make it right for Kendall and the boys. I knew Greenlee was going to be a problem. I knew that. But I didn't push it. Why? I don't know. I should have kicked down her door, grabbed her by her scrawny neck, and dragged her out of town, but I didn't! I held my tongue again, and again, my blood is chocking me! Oh -- I did this. I'm to blame. But I'm not the only one. Not by a long shot.
Kendall: Is it time already? Ok. Ok, guess what, boy. My sweet boy, you are going to go on a really fun adventure. Yes, you are. You're going to go in a crazy spaceship, and you're going to get your picture taken, right? Right?
Ryan: "Oh, no. Mom, not another picture."
Kendall: Yeah, well -- just goes to show that all those crazy photo shoots I did paid off, because you fear no flashbulb, right? Ok. Ok. You know I love you. I love you, my little man, ok?
Nurse: He'll be just fine.
Kendall: Ok. Ok. Here. Here, it's ok, it's ok. It's ok, it's ok.
Nurse: It's ok. It's ok.
Kendall's voice: How is this fair? My innocent little baby facing something so scary? How is it fair? Zach, help me. This is -- this is no place for our son, Zach, take me home. Take me home, Zach! Take me home where we're -- we're safe, and it's warm, and there's no bad news, Zach. I can't take any more bad news. Please, I need to get out of here -- I have to get out of here, Zach!
Nurse: I have some release forms that need your signature, Mrs. Slater.
Ryan: I'll take care of that.
Kendall: Thank you.
Ryan: What do we have here?
Nurse: Uh -- initial here, here, and signature here.
Ryan's voice: Greenlee did this. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Not the Greenlee that I knew. I mean, this -- this is not the woman that I married. Greenlee did this. You did this! [Echoes] You put my son in the hospital because you couldn't stand rejection. You couldn't stand me being happy with somebody else, so you got back at me, and you took Spike. [Echoes] It makes me sick that I ever loved you. It makes me sick that I let you anywhere near my boy. [Echoes] And why I did, I will never, ever know. No. No, no. Despite everything, a part of me still loves her? No. No, no, no. Never. You hurt my boy. You nearly killed my boy. You, Greenlee -- you did this. And with these ears -- my ears, my own ears that work, that pick up every sound, every noise -- I will hear a confession! [Echoes]
Greenlee: I don't want to talk about this, Aidan. I don't want to talk about this with you or with anyone else. What? Why did you bring me here? What do you want from me?
Aidan: Figure it -- figure it out.
Greenlee: Just say it. What?
Aidan: Figure it out. Because after today, you're going to be on your own.
Greenlee: You're going to let me go?
Aidan: Your free will, as you say, will be all yours again.
Greenlee: Ok. I'm out of here, then.
Aidan: I said after tonight.
Greenlee: Let me go!
Aidan: Just look around. Nothing really much to see here, is there? Huh? You're right. Just a bit of broken glass from where Spike's head went through the windshield. Some leftover gauze from where the paramedics treated his wounds. Some police tape. It's a crime scene, even if they don't have enough to press charges. You're right. There's nothing much to see here really, is there? Hang on -- is that -- I think it is. If you look real close, you can even see Spike's blood.
Annie's voice: Kendall almost sounded surprised at how much I love Spike. How could you not love him? Once upon a time, there was a girl named Annie, and she was part of the most beautiful, perfect family in the world. She had a loving husband, a precious little girl, and she was the stepmom to a little angel. But Annie knew something that her family didn't. I don't belong with them, and I'm afraid they're going to find out. They're going to know that this was all wrong. I wasn't supposed to have it this good, I cheated. I snuck under the radar and somebody's going to find out, and then they're going to bust me, and they're going to take it all away from me, I just know it. It's part of the reason I was so freaked out about possibly losing Emma. It's because I -- I know I have this coming. I could lose it all and end up with nothing, like Greenlee. Like Greenlee. God help me, we're more alike than I even want to admit. Because I've been where she's at. Know what it's like to lose everything over one bad choice. If Ryan finds out about me -- if they -- if they find out what I did, they'll hate me as much as they hate her.
Josh: Leaded, or unleaded? You guys want some coffee?
Josh: Hi. What's the latest?
Zach: New equipment's up and running. Spike's being tested. So now we wait.
Josh: Hmm. Has anyone seen Erica? I brought her some tea.
Jack: Not since I've been here.
[Babies cry in the nursery]
Erica: How dare they flaunt it. Smiles out to here. Their happy, healthy baby. My Kendall hasn't smiled in days. One of her babies has yet to feel her arms around him, and the other baby is just desperate to hear her soothing voice tell him that everything is going to be ok. And those two stand there, gushing over their healthy baby while my Kendall is just crushed day after day with tragedy after tragedy. And Greenlee goes on living her life, suffering no consequences for the damages that she's done. Why? Who decided that this is fair? And who let this happen? And who's going to fix it? Who is going to put a smile back on my daughter's face? Because it can't stay like this. There has to be a happy ending. Spike has to hear his mommy tell him that she loves him again.
Zach: Let's go see him.
Kendall: I -- I don't think I should, Zach. I -- I just -- there's so much going on, and I don't want Ian to be scared. I don't want him to know that I'm upset. So I think you should go, and tell him I love him.
Kendall's voice: I'm a damn liar, and he knows it. I'm scared to go inside. I can't bear to face my son. I'm afraid he'll look at me hooked up to all those tubes and monitors, and he'll know I'm the reason he's there. In one defining moment, I let down both of my children. And now they're paying for it. They didn't ask for this. I did -- when I demanded that Greenlee take Spike. When I insisted that she drive off with the light of my world so I can have Babe at my side telling me how to breathe. "Take him, Greenlee. Take my beautiful baby. Decide he's yours. Drive him off the road. Do whatever you want with Ryan's child. I have Zach's." If I walk into that room, Ian will know the truth. He'll see it in my eyes. And he'll hate me. He'll hate me. Why doesn't everyone else?
Annie: Hey, what's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ryan: Excuse me?
Annie: Don't you remember? The card trick you taught me while we were waiting for Emma's DNA results? You made me tell you my favorite ice cream flavor, and then you spelled it out with the cards. Totally made me forget how scared I was. You were my hero that day, Ryan. You still are.
Ryan: I'm going to go get a glass of water. Does anyone want anything?
Jack: No, thanks, I'm good. Thanks.
Annie: I'm ok.
Ryan: I am no hero. Dynamite Kiddo is dead.
Kendall: I can't do this. I can't -- I can't do this. I can't do this. All I keep thinking about -- all I keep thinking about is tearing Greenlee apart. Whew. God -- I hate her. I hate her. I hate her! Her voice was the last sound that my baby heard. Greenlee's voice and that car crashing -- and then nothing. Not another sound. Nothing. Silence, that's it. Silence. I hate her. I hate her, I hate her. I hate her! I hate her!
[Kendall lashes out in anger and crashes Spike's empty crib into the wall]
Kendall: I hate her! I hate her! I hate her! I hate her! I hate Greenlee. I hate her. I hate her.
Joe: Spike is doing just fine. He's still sleeping, but the sedative should be wearing off shortly.
Jack: How'd it go, Joe? How'd he do?
Joe: It all went very smoothly. He slept right through the MRI as we expected he would.
Kendall: Oh, good. Good, ok. Do you -- do you know anything yet about the results?
Joe: Well, Dr. Norton is looking at them right now. Yeah.
Kendall: Can I see Spike?
Joe: I really would like to give him a little more time to come out of his fog. Now, it shouldn't take long. I'll keep you posted.
Ryan's voice: Love -- that the key to getting Greenlee to talk. She wants me so bad -- well, then, I'll just give her what she wants. I will tell her that I still love her, and then I will get her to say the words "I did this to Spike." Even if she does admit that she hurt Spike -- I mean, what's the difference? What'll it change? Nothing! Not a damn thing.
Annie: Oh. Huh. This was taken just minutes after Emma was born. She looks so different now -- I can't even believe it's the same person. Hmm -- here she is with Ryan. Hmm -- Emma and Spike. How'd that get in here? That family doesn't exist anymore. Oh -- there. That's my family -- you know the meaning of "forever" -- you'd never reject me. You'll love me no matter what.
[Outside the NICU, Zach picks up a broom he knocked over and smashes it on the janitor's cart]
Zach: Bad sportsmanship. That's what most people talk about when they talk about the great game of hockey. It's understandable -- teeth flying, heads cracking. But there are rules. Some of those rules you just don't break. Like spearing -- that's when you jab your opponent with your stick. You just don't do that because you could really, really hurt the other player. Kendall was so excited about having another baby, one that we created together. She said it's her way of proving you could break the cycle. The curse of my father, mistakes I made with Ethan -- it's all in the past. And Spike -- he's shown me that maybe -- maybe I can do this daddy thing without completely screwing up a kid, you know? And Ian, he's -- he's the first of my boys to bear the Slater name. And with Kendall in my life, that's -- that's a name I'm starting to be proud of. She's given me a beautiful family. And now it's up to me to keep them safe. Ah. There's the problem -- bad sportsmanship on my part. You see, I really, really want to hurt the other player. Ryan started this whole thing by jumping his motorcycle off a cliff, and I hold him responsible. But, hey, I'm not saying anything that he doesn't already know. He feels horrible about his part in all this. Good, because I want him to suffer. I promised my wife that I would protect the light in her eyes. And now, because of Greenlee -- ultimately, because of Ryan -- that light is fading. If it goes out, Kendall is lost. I'm not going to let that happen. I will fight to get it back, and I will hurt anyone that gets in my path.
[Zach forcefully jabs the broomstick into the cart]
Ryan's voice: I drove off a cliff so I wouldn't hurt my kid. Turns out all I did was start a chain of events that hurt my kid most of all.
Greenlee: Is this what you wanted, Aidan? Me down here again? Well, I was here -- remember? Ah! Stop! Oh -- oh. Fine. Leave me here -- I don't care. I am sick of you and your eyes and that tone in your voice judging me. You don't know what happened, you weren't here. You have no idea.
[Tires screech as Greenlee relives the car crash]
Greenlee: No! I cut my hand trying to save him. I punctured my lung. I twisted my ankle. I would give my life for Spike, I still would because I love him. I love him so much. I loved him from the very beginning, and I'm the only one who can say that. Oh. Kendall created him so I could be a mom. She was going to give him to me the moment he was born, and we were going to raise him together. That was my idea. I wanted Kendall to be in my son's life, and Ryan even knew that. He even gave me a bracelet. See? Three hearts -- one for Spike, one for Kendall, one for me. Three hearts linked together forever.
[As Kendall shakes out Spike's baby blanket, Greenlee's bracelet falls to the floor, prompting Kendall to break down]
Jonathan: Who deals?
Ryan: You know me too well.
Jonathan: All right.
Ryan: Ahem. Josh, Annie, you in?
Josh: What we are playing?
Jack: As an attorney, my job is to present my client's case from their point of view, and I'm damn good at what I do. However, in my private life, I can't seem to master that skill. Now, I've been defending Greenlee for quite a while now -- not because I believe she's blameless in all this, but because she's my daughter. I love her, and she has no one else. So no matter how wrong she was, I'm not going to turn my back on her even though by standing by my daughter, I could very well lose my wife -- Erica's made that oh so clear. So, I find myself with my back against the wall caught in a game of "who do I love more?" Do I abandon my flesh and blood to salvage my marriage, or do I turn my back on the woman I've loved for -- as long as I can remember, to stand by a daughter that I hardly even know and who I don't believe is capable of change? Now, Jackson, the lawyer -- he could argue both these positions with great compassion. But Jackson, the man -- I don't know where I go from here. All I know is that my wife and my daughter are both this close to cracking. Someone needs to help them.
Erica's voice: Thirteen years ago this week -- can it really be that long? How have I lasted all this time without her? She was my rock. She was the one person I could never push away, even though I tried. Until one day, 13 years ago, she was gone. Mom? Please come back to me. Please show me how to help Kendall. You always had all the answers. Tell me. Please, Mom. Talk to me.
[Erica brushes past Jack in the hallway and rushes to give Kendall a hug]
Greenlee: God, what was I thinking? I go on and on and on about how much I love him and then -- I do something so selfish without even thinking about what that little guy wants or needs. What kind of person am I? To take a child from his own mother? The reason that Spike isn't mine -- it's because I walked away from him. That was my choice. Kendall was ready to give me the baby growing inside of her, but I said no. Not only did I reject the most amazing gift I'll ever get, but -- I broke it. Oh. Oh.
[Aidan reaches out his hand and helps Greenlee over the rocks]
Kendall's voice: I'm afraid.
Erica's voice: I'm afraid.
Jack's voice: I'm afraid.
Annie's voice: I'm afraid.
Ryan's voice: I'm afraid.
Zach's voice: I'm afraid.
[Zach gives Kendall a kiss]
Zach: From Ian.
[Joe approaches Kendall]
Kendall: Please tell me my son will be ok.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Jack (to Erica): Maybe I shouldn't have asked Livia to delay our divorce.
Greenlee: I'm Bianca Montgomery, I'm Spike Lavery's aunt.
Kendall: I want Spike out of here today.
Ryan: Spike is not strong enough to leave the hospital, you know that.
Kendall: If they won't discharge him, we will carry him out of here ourselves.
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