AMC Transcript Wednesday 8/29/07

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 8/29/07


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Zach: Hey.

Annie: We're here.

Zach: Welcome -- can I help you?

Annie: Emma's already headed to your back yard to explore tea party possibilities. Rachael, just keep an extra eye on her, ok?

Zach: Come on. Are you hungry?

Annie: Oh. Zach, you have gone to way too much trouble.

Zach: Enjoy it while -- you know Kendall. Well, it was only coffee, maybe some juice.

Ryan: So, are those really Mickey Mouse pancakes? Kendall likes them that way.

Kendall: Yes, I am a dork -- a very large, humongous dork. I admit that. Bu I'm sure we'll find out all sorts of freaky things about you guys as weeks go by.

Zach: Hmm.

Kendall: Yeah -- no one said this wouldn't be interesting.

Annie: Excuse me.

Ryan: You know, I honestly don't remember the last time that I saw you smile.

Kendall: Well, it's amazing what 13 hours of sleep will do for a woman.

Zach: Plus, she likes having you here.

Kendall: Yeah. So, you want to see your room and say good morning to Spike?

Ryan: Sure.

Kendall: He'd love that.

Ryan: Yeah.

Kendall: Ok, good.

Ryan: Annie?

Annie: Oh, sorry. I was just keeping an eye on Emma.

Babe: Well, from what I can tell, Ava and Amanda -- they were just joking around, having some fun with the paparazzi. Um -- yeah. I'm actually glad you feel that way. I agree, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Ok. Thanks. Ok, I don't know what you were thinking, but nice going.

Amanda: "Nice going"? Nice going? Ugh! Is that the best you can manage after the "Face of Fusion" plays tonsil hockey with me? What am I supposed to be? Oh, oh, right -- I'm her handler. I quit, Babe. I'm finished, I'm resigned, I am so out of here!

Babe: Sales went up 38% overnight and we have to get an outside PR company to handle Ava's interview requests, and Nicole Ritchie's people called about a New Year's eve pajama party. The future is so frickin' bright, we've all got to wear shades. Want some coffee?

Aidan: So, listen, the next thing I know, Greenlee starts choking -- all right, really choking, so I come around her, I pick her up, and I give her a real hard Heimlich.

Jack: And in the process, you rebreak her rib, right? Ouch.

Aidan: No, "ouch," Jack, I can handle. For the next three hours, your daughter screams bloody murder at me all the way to the hospital until some kind doctor gives her a real strong jab of something.

Jack: So she's been sedated?

Aidan: Well, I hope so, because the last time I went in there, she threw a bedpan at my head. I had to duck.

Jack: Oh, dear God. That -- that bedpan, was it --

Aidan: Don't ask.

Jack: Well, if she's that bad, maybe I should put on a wetsuit before I go in.

Aidan: Is Greenlee mad at you, too?

Jack: Well, let's just say our last father/daughter moment didn't end on a high point.

Aidan: You ready to face the dragon?

Jack: Right behind you.

Greenlee: Daddy, Aidan! Group hug!

Annie: Look at her out there. She's making Rachael pretty much redecorate your grounds.

Ryan: Hey, Zach, this is a really nice spread. Thank you.

Zach: I like to cook.

Kendall: Hmm.

Zach: What can I tell you? All right. I'm going to go to the hospital, see Ian. How about it?

Kendall: You know what, honey? I have that appointment with Dr. Mayer, and they're squeezing me in, so I don't want to take advantage. I'd love to, though.

Zach: Ok, makes sense.

Kendall: Yeah. Ok. Bye.

Zach: See ya.

Ryan: Thanks. Thanks, again. Hey, uh, Annie, do you think Emma would like to help pick out Spike's outfit for the day?

Annie: I -- I was actually going to take her with me today.

Ryan: Oh. Ok. I guess that means Spike's wardrobe is up to his dad.

Kendall: Oh, boy. Ok, don't -- don't -- no leather jackets, please.

Ryan: I can't promise anything.

Kendall: Well, I -- I just really want to thank you again for suggesting this -- you guys moving in here. I know you did it for Spike, but it really, really helps us out with going to the hospital and stuff. Just -- I just hope it's not too hard on you. You were really hard on yourself last night.

Annie: It's ok, really. I'm going to go get Emma's things. Excuse me.

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

[Phone rings]

Kendall: Dr. Hilliard, please. This is Kendall Hart Slater.

Donovan: Hello, Mrs. Slater. I'm afraid you're going to have to find another doctor to restore Spike's hearing. I'm no longer interested in your son's case.

Jack: Greenlee, what did they put in that IV of yours?

Greenlee: I don't know, but keep it coming.

Aidan: You are in a better mood than you were in last night, aren't you?

Greenlee: Yeah, because last night was like this. "Spike -- ooh, shh -- don't say that word!" It was like this long, sharp, sharp -- knife, knife. Every time it thrust in and out of my chest, it hurt, but now it's like whoo-hoo!

Jack: Whoa, whoa, honey, I wouldn't -- I wouldn't -- I wouldn't do that, ok?

Aidan: Yeah, I'd listen to your dad if I were you.

Greenlee: Who?

Jack: Uh -- your dad, that would be me.

Greenlee: Jack!

Jack: Yeah.

Greenlee: Hi, Daddy!

Jack: Hi, honey.

Greenlee: Hi!

Jack: Hi.

Greenlee: Daddy, hello.

Aidan: So I guess this means you've forgiven me for putting you in hospital?

Greenlee: [British accent] I've forgiven you for putting you in hospital, I have, I have. [Normal voice] You're so cute when you get all British, very --

Aidan: I am British, Greenlee.

Greenlee: You're British -- you're British, you're British! That's right! Last night, Austin Powers -- "Yeah, baby!" Daddy, you should've seen him last night. Oh, he was hysterical -- hysterical!

Jack: Greenlee?

Greenlee: Mm-hmm?

Jack: Yeah, hi. Uh -- do you need anything? Can I get you anything?

Greenlee: Um, yes, well, I'll take him. Very hot.

Aidan: Well, then. Uh -- I'm going to head out.

Greenlee: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no --

Aidan: I'm glad you're ok.

Greenlee: No, no, you're --

Aidan: I'm glad you're feeling better.

Greenlee: But, you're leaving already?

Aidan: Yes.

Greenlee: But, I mean, we've just -- we hardly know each other, and there's still so much to say.

Aidan: We'll get to that, all right?

Greenlee: Ok, good.

Aidan: I think maybe it would be a great idea if we can keep her hooked up to this IV for the rest of her life.

Jack: I couldn't agree with you more.

Greenlee: Bye, Aidan. Say Hi to the queen.

Babe: The hype is incredible. Fusion Green orders are pouring in.

Amanda: Ava wasn't thinking about helping Fusion when she jammed her tongue down my throat.

Babe: So what do you want me to call it -- collateral damage?

Amanda: I'm over here, Babe -- I'm over all of this.

Babe: Come on!

Amanda: No, I mean it. Every single time I try and talk sense to that girl, it's like --

Babe: What, talking to yourself 10 years ago?

Amanda: Or less.

Babe: Mm-hmm. I've been where Ava is and so have you -- I mean, young, dumb, with stars in our eyes.

Amanda: Yeah, but you and I grew up, more or less.

Babe: Yeah, so can she with a little guidance.

Amanda: From me?

Babe: Why not? You can just -- you could teach her how to reign it in, teach her how to use her fame for the right reasons.

Amanda: For Fusion?

Babe: Why not?

Amanda: Since when did you become Miss Company Chick?

Babe: All I'm saying is you live with her, just keep an eye on her and if she's head-diving for disaster, just throw a pillow under her -- break the fall. For me, for Fusion?

Amanda: Oh. Ok, ok.

Annie: Hi.

Babe: Hey!

Annie: Hey, I hope you guys don't mind. I brought Emma to work with me today.

Babe: Do you know what is so funny? I was just sitting there going, "I wish Emma would come to work with her mommy today," and then here you are!

Amanda: And you know what? Your timing is perfect, Emma. I was just about to go run some copies -- you want to come help me?

Annie: Cool!

Amanda: Yeah? All right, let's go.

Babe: So --

Annie: Ah.

Babe and Annie: Hmm.

Annie: Our girl Ava strikes again.

Babe: Oh, yes.

Annie: What's the feedback?

Babe: Um, only about 99.9% positive. Apparently, the rest of the world lives in a cave.

Annie: Hmm -- so, should we take this as a commentary on American pop culture?

Babe: Hmm -- no. We should take it to the bank.

Annie: Wow! I cannot get over how much you have gotten done around here with Kendall gone and Greenlee working the vampire shift.

Babe: It's fine -- I'm glad to help.

Annie: You've done a lot more than help. You've been keeping this place on its toes, on its feet, and you've helped me out a lot, too, and I really appreciate it. So, what's on the agenda?

Babe: Well, I think I figured out a way to get more mileage out of the photo. I called you last night when the picture first leaked, but your phones are all disconnected.

Annie: Oh, yeah. I -- I had the numbers changed.

Babe: Really, why? Is anything wrong?

Annie: No -- what would be wrong?

Babe: Well, most people don't usually change their number unless they have a good reason. So, what's yours, Annie?

Kendall: No, please, please, please don't hang up, Dr. Hilliard. You have to understand that Spike's father is very irrational sometimes and -- and he didn't realize who you were or that you could help Spike.

Donovan: Mrs. Slater, let me be absolutely clear about this. The nature of my treatment requires that both parents be onboard, and obviously, that is not the case here.

Kendall: Uh -- no, no. Um -- Ryan said that -- that he was open to working with you.

Donovan: Is that why he hired a private investigator to come and interrogate me?

Kendall: He what?

Donovan: A private detective showed up here last night, apparently hoping to dig up some dirt on me and my practice.

Kendall: Oh, I -- I swear to you, I had no idea about that.

Donovan: Nonetheless --

Kendall: No, no -- can you just -- can you just tell me, what did the guy look like?

Donovan: Uh, short black hair, about six foot tall, British. I take it from your silence you know the person I'm referring to.

Kendall: Yeah, actually, I -- I do know him.

Donovan: Then you should also know, Mrs. Slater, that I will not be made a mockery of. I have helped too many people, saved too many lives to play silly games like this. I feel sorry for you, but even sorrier for your son. Now, if you will excuse me, good-bye.

Kendall: No --

[Phone disconnects]

Kendall: What is wrong with you? What are you thinking, siccing Aidan on Dr. Hilliard?

Ryan: I was checking him out.

Kendall: Oh, ok. Do you have private investigators checking out all of Spike's other doctors?

Ryan: Kendall, listen to me --

Kendall: No, no, Ryan, you listen to me. That man might've been the only person to help Spike get his hearing back. But thanks to you, he is refusing to help him. How could you do this to our son? How?

Kendall: You've never been interested in -- in alternative treatment for Spike. Dr. Norton delivers his verdict and that's it -- you're done, you're ready to give up. Well, I'm not.

Ryan: Cochlear implants are not giving up, Kendall. It's an option -- it's an option that we both have to look at.

Kendall: Yeah, you maybe -- not me, never.

Ryan: All right. So this guy Hilliard's obviously gotten to you, and -- and I'm sure that he would impress me, too -- do you know why? Because we're both emotional, and we both want to believe that there's hope.

Kendall: There is hope.

Ryan: There's also a chance that Hilliard is a quack, and I didn't want to take that chance.

Kendall: How can you lecture me for -- for going behind your back and -- and then you go and you do something like this? You're doing the same thing.

Ryan: It's not the same, Kendall, and you know it.

Kendall: Why -- why? Why did you even bother having Aidan and Tad look into Dr. Hilliard?

Ryan: Ok --

Kendall: I mean -- no. Clearly, you've made up your mind that -- that the man is a quack and that he can't be trusted.

Ryan: All right, so let me just run this by you. I hire Aidan to check this Hilliard out, right? And as soon as I do that, Hilliard backs off the case.

Kendall: That's right.

Ryan: And that doesn't seem at all suspicious to you, considering that this guy apparently had a miracle cure for Spike?

Kendall: All right, you know what? Mock me all you want, Ryan. The truth is we'll never know what Dr. Hilliard might have done because you scared him off.

Ryan: Ok, you win.

Kendall: I win what?

Ryan: You think that this guy is the real deal, then we'll go and see him. We'll go and see him, and we'll let him pitch both of us this miracle cure.

Kendall: Uh-uh.

Ryan: I'd give my life for one, I know you would, too.

Kendall: It's too late. He's already turned us down.

Ryan: What do you mean, "It's too late"? He's a doctor, isn't he? He's trained to help people, right? Come on, let's go.

Zach: How long have you been here?

Josh: Oh, about an hour, more or less.

Zach: How's he doing?

Josh: He's bigger and stronger. You know, I think one day we're all going to be working for Ian.

Zach: It'd be a good day.

Josh: Yeah. How's Spike doing?

Zach: Spike's good. I think he was happy to sleep in his own crib last night.

Josh: Yeah, I bet.

Zach: We're all happy to get out of the hospital.

Josh: Yeah, well, as a former member of the medical community, I couldn't agree with you more, though you can't beat the food.

Zach: No, you can't. How is the dismantling of Chandler going?

Josh: Oh, Adam has been working the board members, racking up the frequent-flyer miles. Last I checked, he's covered both coasts, even crossed the pond.

Zach: Stay on top of him.

Josh: Will do. Is Kendall coming by? If she is, I'll stick around.

Zach: Hmm. She's got a doctor's appointment, and then she's going to go shopping. A family -- there's six of them with us now. I mean, we got Ryan, Annie, Emma -- they all moved in this morning.

Josh: Because?

Zach: Because of Spike. Kendall wants to be with him all the time, but she wants to be here, too, so an extra pair of hands always helps.

Josh: You ok with that?

Zach: Sure. Ryan -- I don't know. I've had my problems with him, but as far as my kids and Kendall, he's always there for them. I trust him, and you're the other person, in case you were wondering.

Josh: Thank you.

Zach: Mm-hmm.

Nurse: Mr. Slater? I'm so glad you're here.

Zach: Why, is there a problem?

Nurse: No, not at all. Actually, I was wondering if you were ready to hold your son.

Zach: What -- what do you mean, "Hold my son"?

Nurse: Well, not in the traditional sense. What we'd like to try is something called kangarooing.

Zach: You'd like to try what?

[Josh chuckles]

Josh: It's -- I heard about it in medical school. Basically where she's going to have you sit in a chair with your shirt off and then she's going to put Ian on your chest, right?

Nurse: We want to introduce Ian to skin-to-skin contact, similar to what a baby kangaroo experiences in his mother's pouch.

Zach: But stimulation is not good for him --

Nurse: Ian's nervous system is still extremely fragile.

Josh: Which is why we're limiting him to one stimulus at a time -- in this case, touch. But it's critical that you don't expose him to any other stimulus at the same time, such as talking or singing.

Nurse: We even ask that you refrain from making eye contact with the child.

Zach: Maybe we should just leave him in the warmer and -- and give him some more time.

Josh: No, no, no. This -- this will be really good for Ian. It'll help regulate his -- his breathing, his body temperature, stabilize his heart rate. It may even lead to faster weight gain.

Nurse: What do you think? You want to give it a try?

Zach: Yeah.

Babe: Look, I know that you and -- and Di, I know that you're really close, and with her being in New York -- if you ever need a real, live, in-person friend to talk to, I'm -- I'm here for you.

Annie: I've been getting these weird calls, and they kind of creeped me out, so I changed our numbers.

Babe: Ok, that's officially scary. Do you know who's doing them?

Annie: After Terry -- I mean, even though I know he's dead -- I won't take any chances, especially not with Emma in the house.

Babe: Yeah, I get that. I felt the exact same way with Little A.

Annie: I mean, even though I know Ryan will always keep us safe, there's just always this fear there, you know? It's like I can't keep her close enough.

Babe: You and Emma -- you were on the run for a year, right? I mean, there might be a part of you that will always feel that way.

Annie: I guess. That's part of the reason I suggested we move in with Kendall and Zach.

Babe: It was your idea?

Annie: Well, it'll be good for Kendall and Zach, and Spike and Ian -- even Ryan.

Babe: And what about you?

Greenlee: I found a way to make Kendall love me again.

Jack: What did you do?

Greenlee: I hooked her up with a doctor who can make Spike hear again.

Jack: Really? I was under the impression that that was not an option.

Greenlee: Not an option? You're such a lawyer -- "not an option, case dismissed!"

Jack: Greenlee, what kind of doctor is this?

Greenlee: He's a genius doctor.

Jack: Does this genius doctor have a name?

Greenlee: Yes, the genius doctor has a name and his name is -- Dr. Donovan Hilliard, MD.

Jack: Where'd you find this Dr. Hilliard?

Greenlee: Oh, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Why are you focusing on the boring stuff?

Jack: That's just the kind of guy I am.

Greenlee: Well, the point is -- he has the cure to make Spike hear again, and I found him, so, ladies and gentlemen, ta-da! Big round of applause for the little lady in the hospital bed.

Jack: Tell me, does -- is Kendall ok with this?

Greenlee: Oh. No -- shh! She doesn't know I'm involved. If she finds out, it'll all be blown to hell, so you got to keep it our little secret, Daddy.

Jack: Greenlee --

Greenlee: I like calling you "Daddy."

Jack: Ha. Greenlee, I'm -- I'm really glad that you want to help Spike. I think that's great, but I'm not sure you're going about it in the right way.

Greenlee: Oh. Yeah, well, my bad. It doesn't matter anyway. I mean, the whole thing -- the whole thing got screwed up. I don't remember how, but I do remember Doc Hilliard saying sayonara to Spike, so it all got messed up anyway, Daddy. See? Even when I try to do right, I still mess up.

Kendall: Look at him, Dr. Hilliard. Look at my son.

Donovan: I thought I had made myself clear on the phone, Mrs. Slater.

Kendall: No, no. How -- how can you refuse to help this innocent little boy?

Ryan: Kendall?

Kendall: How?

Donovan: So, we meet again -- no private detectives today?

Ryan: Yeah, well, I apologize about that. No, today we're just here to talk and ask you a couple of questions, that's all.

Donovan: Mrs. Slater, didn't you explain to your husband that I didn't appreciate --

Kendall: Ryan is not my husband. He is Spike's father. I'm married to someone else.

Donovan: This someone else -- does he have a say in Spike's treatment?

Kendall: Yes, of course, he does.

Donovan: And yet, he isn't here today, is he?

Ryan: No, but Spike's parents are here, and isn't the bottom line just whether or not you can help Spike? I mean, who's here and who's not here -- that seems irrelevant to me.

Donovan: Well, it's not to me.

Kendall: But we are here, Dr. Hilliard. And we want to know what we can do to change your mind.

Donovan: Is that true?

Ryan: I have an open mind. I believe that the human body and the human spirit are capable of almost anything. But, I also worked at a carnival, so I'm going to need more than a few plaques on the wall and a few magazine covers to convince me.

Donovan: A true skeptic, in other words.

Ryan: Yeah, you just show up on Kendall's doorstep, you say "Hi, I can help your son," you won't tell us who sent you, and you say that you're willing to work for free. And all I do is I just -- you know, I just check you out, and you bail. Seems a little suspicious to me. You?

Donovan: It's not some big conspiracy, if that's what you're implying. I was very open with Mrs. Slater when we met and would've happily answered any questions you had. But to put me on the defensive the way you did, to violate my privacy, by hiring somebody to spy on me?

Ryan: Ok, ok, ok, all right. Maybe I was out of line -- maybe. But if you really are this open book that you say you are --

Donovan: Well, I have a line, too, and you crossed it.

Kendall: Ok, Dr. Hilliard, please --

Ryan: And I just don't understand why you won't tell us who referred you to us.

Donovan: That is privileged information.

Ryan: I bet it is.

Donovan: And at this point, it's irrelevant. I told you on the phone and I am telling you now -- our working relationship is finished.

Ryan: Yeah, I get that, I get that, and you know what? I'm beginning to understand why that is -- because you can't cure a damn thing, can you?

Kendall: Ryan, I thought you said you'd listen to him.

Ryan: I am listening to him --

Kendall: Ryan --

Ryan: But all I'm hearing is a bunch of crap.

Kendall: Come on.

Ryan: All right, Doctor. What about the Hippocratic oath? I mean, if you really do have the knowledge and the skill to help Spike, then how can you just sit there and arrogantly refuse to offer your service at any price that we offer?

Donovan: I believe I've already explained that to you several times.

Ryan: Well, then maybe I'm a little slow, and you need to explain it to me again.

Kendall: Please, Doctor. Please give Spike another chance. It's not his fault that Ryan and I have handled this poorly. He's just an innocent little boy who doesn't understand why his world suddenly went silent. He needs you.

Donovan: I'm very sorry that your son suffered such a tragedy, but I can't be the one to help him. Now, if you will excuse me --

Kendall: Spike, hey. I thought that you said you would listen to him.

Ryan: I did listen to him.

Kendall: No, you didn't, Ryan. You were baiting him, and you were goading him on.

Ryan: He's a fraud, Kendall.

Kendall: Based on what? Based on your knowledge of alternative medicine? Give me a break.

Ryan: Ok, all right. Ok, you want my take on this guy? I think that he is more dangerous than any con that I used to be, because he actually believes the BS that he's throwing around, all right? Those are the people that really break your heart.

Kendall: Yeah, you -- you would know about that, too, huh?

Ryan: There are thousands of doctors out there, Kendall. Thousands.

Kendall: Yes, who al tell us the same thing that Dr. Norton does -- that Spike can't be cured.

Ryan: Maybe not all of them.

Kendall: Are you saying that you -- you really do have an open mind?

Ryan: I would travel to the ends of the earth to get an answer different than the one that we're getting. But it has to be right answer, Kendall. Otherwise, we're just spinning our wheels.

Kendall: Well, I guess we'll never know, will we? Because according to you, you've already decided that this man is a fraud. So we will never know if he is the man who has the answer that we need. Can you live with that?

Jack: Well, honey, I know how badly you want to make things right with Spike -- and right with Kendall, too, for that matter.

Greenlee: Maybe after I master the fine art of swallowing without chocking --

[Jack chuckles]

Greenlee: I'll focus on a bigger goal in my life, like erasing the biggest mistake I ever made.

Jack: Can I tell you how good it is that you can laugh at yourself? I really think it is.

Greenlee: Well, it is kind of funny. I mean, this hot Brit rebreaks my ribs so my obituary doesn't read "choked on a piece of pig's ass."

[Jack laughs]

Jack: Well, I don't think you should joke about that.

Greenlee: Well, the moral of the story is people should avoid me like the plague. I'm lethal.

Jack: No, no, Greenlee. Listen to me, there are lots of people who like being around you.

Greenlee: Name one.

Jack: Well, Aidan.

Greenlee: Yeah?

Jack: Yeah.

Greenlee: Really? You don't think he hates me?

Jack: Really, I don't think he hates you.

Greenlee: Hey, you said that there were lots of people that like to be around me. Bet you can't name another.

Jack: Bet I can.

Greenlee: Bet you can't.

Jack: Me.

Greenlee: Oh, Daddy --

Jack: Hmm.

Annie: In answer to your question, no, I don't think it's ideal, sharing a house with Kendall and Zach. But for right now, it's what's best.

Babe: So, how much of this is about Spike and how much is about the phone calls?

Annie: Honestly, it's 50/50.

Babe: My God, Annie, how bad were they?

Annie: Honestly, I don't know. Maybe I'm imagining this. Maybe I'm -- I'm overstressed and over-freaked out.

Babe: No, maybe you're just genuinely freaked out. I mean, what -- what did they say? Was it some pervert or something?

Annie: It's a voice -- from my past, and there's -- there's music. At least, that's what I think I hear. I know this sounds really crazy, but --

Babe: No, no, it doesn't.

Annie: And there's -- there's more. I was at work, and I opened up this file and all these rose petals fell all over this table, and -- I -- I completely freaked.

Babe: Ok, why would you freak out over rose petals?

Annie: I think it's kind of connected.

Babe: You know what? Look, it's probably nothing. It's probably -- it's Fusion Green props. We have leaves, branches, all that junk all over the place.

Annie: Yeah. You're right, you're right.

Babe: Yeah.

Annie: That's probably where the rose petals came from. This might all just -- I don't know -- I'm thinking of everything as an attack right now. Do you think this is all just in my head?

Babe: Yeah, but -- yeah, actually, I think it possibly could be. I mean, with all the stress that you and Ryan are under.

Annie: Yeah. I'm almost hoping -- I'm almost -- I will be relieved if this is all just in my head.

Babe: So what's Ryan's take on it?

Annie: Ryan doesn't know. No, I told him about the prank calls, but -- but I didn't get into specifics about the music or the voice.

Babe: Ok, you got to tell him, Annie.

Annie: No, Babe, he already has enough going on, and this might all not even be real.

Babe: I know, I know, but he can at least make you feel better, safer.

Annie: No, there's no protecting me from this. The damage has been done, and now it's all on me, and I'm --

Babe: Ok, I'm not getting it. Now you lost me.

Annie: The damage has been done, and I can't --I couldn't escape this forever. I knew I couldn't escape this.

Babe: Annie, what did you do?

Josh: The nurse asked me to explain a few things before we go inside -- just to keep the noise and light down to a minimum. All right, now, when Ian is placed on your chest, you're going to be tempted to stroke him. You can't, not even lightly.

Zach: But I can touch him?

Josh: Right. You're going to want to cup his head and his bottom firmly.

Zach: Mm-hmm.

Josh: You want to make sure you keep your hands still. Keep constant pressure on him, because you want to simulate the walls of the uterus. Ok?

Zach: Firm and constant -- I got it.

Josh: Exactly. You're going to do fine. Ready to go hold your son?

Zach: Yeah.

Josh: All right.

Zach: Hey.

[Touched by the look on Zach's face as he holds his tiny son for the first time, Josh takes his picture with his phone]

Zach: Ah.

[Monitor beeps]

Zach: What is it? What's wrong?

[The nurse quickly takes the baby and places him in the incubator]

Zach: What happened? What did I do?

Nurse: He's fine.

Josh: It wasn't you.

Nurse: Sometimes a new type of stimulation can cause a preemie's heart rate to accelerate.

Josh: He just needs to be left alone for a little bit.

Zach: Why did the monitor go off?

Josh: Oxygen saturation. Measures the amount of oxygen in Ian's blood, whether his body's getting enough, and if it's using it correctly.

Zach: So the fact that it went off -- Josh happens all the time. It's basically a preemie's way of saying "back off." In fact, once you and Kendall get this whole kangarooing thing down, you can expect this to happen quite frequently. Regression is -- it's pretty common.

Zach: Holding him -- it was pretty amazing. It was just too short, you know.

Josh: Well, you're not going to throw in the towel just yet, are you?

Zach: Well, we're done here, no?

Josh: Ah. We're just going to give him a few minutes to -- to recover, and then we'll try it again.

Ryan: Stop, ok? Because the truth is that neither of us know Hilliard well enough to know what he is.

[Spike babbles]

Ryan: Whether he's -- whether he's a con, whether he's a nut job, or whether he's a nice guy who genuinely wants to help Spike. That's the problem. Not to mention that Zach, your husband, doesn't know that you're here today.

Kendall: How do you know?

Ryan: Wild guess. Am I right?

Kendall: Ok, so your plan was to storm in there and remove any chance -- any chance of him helping Spike?

Ryan: Well, what do you want me to do, Kendall? Do you want me to go back in there and beg this guy? It's crap. It's crap. Doctors don't refuse to treat babies just because one of the parents is rude -- for lack of a better word. All right? Look, Kendall, I swear to you, if Hilliard has a way to help Spike, I promise that other doctors will, too, ok? I will not give up.

[Spike fusses]

Kendall: It's ok.

Ryan: Say you believe me.

Kendall: Ok, all right, I believe you. Ok, ok, baby.

Ryan: Ok, good. Good. Here.

Kendall: Give it to him.

Ryan: Oh, he misses -- there you go.

Kendall: Ok. It's ok.

Ryan: It's important, you know, because we got to get along if we're going to be roommates.

Kendall: Yeah, well, you don't make it easy sometimes.

Ryan: Well, neither do you. Maybe that's why we -- well, one of the reasons we never made it to the finish line. Next time, I'll give you a heads-up, ok?

Kendall: Ok.

Ryan: Ok.

Kendall: Ok, well, speaking of roommates -- I have to buy you groceries, so, um, do you think you'll be able to take Spike for a little while? He clearly wants you.

Ryan: Absolutely, absolutely.

Kendall: You miss Daddy?

Ryan: Of course, it's whether or not Spike can take me for a little while.

Kendall: You want to see daddy?

Ryan: Yeah. We'll walk you to the car, ok?

Kendall: Ok.

Ryan: All right.

Kendall: Good -- you happy now?

Ryan: Come on up.

Kendall: Oh, oh -- careful, careful, careful.

Ryan: There we go.

Kendall: Ok.

Babe: I made a decision to keep secrets from J.R. I thought that it was the only way to save our marriage. I was wrong. Big wrong. If I had just been open with him and told him everything, things might have turned out differently.

Annie: But you don't understand what I did.

Babe: And I don't need to understand. I don't need to know. But I do know that Ryan is a great guy. He's understanding, and he's supportive, and I -- I doubt that there's nothing you could tell him that he wouldn't understand.

Annie: I don't know.

Babe: Don't shut him out, Annie. Ryan loves you. He'll -- he'll help you get through this. At least give him the chance.

Jack: Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh. Hi.

Aidan: Painkillers, huh? Got to love them.

Jack: Yeah, sure do.

Aidan: Listen, Jack, about today, I'm -- I'm sorry for what happened.

Jack: No -- no, no, no, Aidan, you have no reason to apologize. Listen to me. First of all, you saved my daughter's life, again. Plus, because of you, Greenlee and I spent one of the best days together we've spent in a long time. So thank you.

Aidan: That's all right. Well, listen, I don't want to interrupt, so -- I just came to drop this off.

Jack: Ok.

Aidan: It's for Greenlee.

Jack: Ok. I'll make sure she gets it. Thanks again, Aidan.

[As Zach blissfully holds his baby again, Josh sneaks out]

Kendall: You said that you could fix Spike, and that's exactly what you're going to do.

Annie: Sweetheart, don't wake up Spike if he's napping.

[Ryan chuckles]

Annie: I think Emma is adjusting to this whole new living situation.

Ryan: Yeah? Check in with her dad.

Annie: Oh. Where's Kendall?

Ryan: She -- she had some errands to run. This box was delivered for you.

Annie: Here? That's weird.

Ryan: I know, right? I mean, who knew we were moving here? Aren't you going to open it?

Ryan: What is it?

[Inside the box, Annie finds a pocket watch and a note that says, "Our anniversary is coming soon.  What are you going to get me?"

Ryan: Annie? Who's it from?

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

Amanda: Does Tad even know what he's walking into?

Krystal: Not a clue.

Tad: Is there something going on over at The Comeback?

J.R.: No.

Kendall (to Dr. Hilliard): And I'm not leaving until you agree to help us.

Ryan: Who is it, Annie? Who has got you so scared?

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