AMC Transcript Monday 11/26/07

All My Children Transcript Monday 11/26/07

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[Music plays at The Comeback]

Tad: Anything new?

Jack: Yeah, I wouldn't mind hearing the answer to that question myself.

Derek: There's no new leads on your daughter.

Jack: And no lethal force used against her -- we still have that agreement, yes?

Derek: The orders are still in effect. We may have the car that hit Slater.

Tad: What do you mean, "may have"?

Derek: There's blood on the seat.

Hannah: Well, is it Zach's blood?

Derek: We're testing it now.

Julia: Excuse me? Um -- I should remind you there is a C-H-I-L-D at the table.

Tad: Oh, ok. Yeah, ix-nay on the gore.

Kathy: What's gore?

Sean: Uh, creepy stuff like in scary movies.

Tad: Like in all the really, really scary parts -- like when the vampire swoops in on his unsuspecting victim, makes her his next meal like this.

[Kathy giggles as Tad kisses her neck]

Adam: I'm not going to let him bait me, because I'm much too happy to be here with you.

Colby: Hey, where's Little A?

J.R.: I wish he could be here, but he's with his mom. He had another turkey bash to go to.

Babe: This is like a science experiment. Richie's the lab rat, and I'm the cheese at the end of the maze. You know, the last time you invited Richie over for dinner, you staged your own shooting death.

Ryan: We're just trying to protect our family, and we're trying to do that the best way that we know how.

Babe: By using me, right? Ok, what's the real plan, Ryan? I do have a right to know and please don't say "by making Richie feel more comfortable," because there's obviously more to it than that.

Jonathan: Is everything ok?

Ava: No, and I'm sure it's me.

[Spike babbles]

Kendall: Zach?

Myrtle: Oh, sorry, darling -- it's just me.

[Kendall walks into her living room with Ian in her arms]

Myrtle: Oh. Oh.

Zach: Is there anybody out there? We need help.

Greenlee: Help!

[Richie coughs]

Richie: [Disguised voice] Is somebody down there?

Zach: Yeah, there's -- there's two of us trapped down here. We -- we need help to get out.

Greenlee: Please! Help us!

Zach: We need help.

Richie: [Disguised voice] The clanging's coming through loud and clear -- ahem. Don't worry. Help's on the way. Just so I know who I'm talking to, clang once if you're Zach Slater.

[Clang]

Richie: Don't worry, Mr. Slater. Your wife is going to be very relieved. She's been running us ragged like you wouldn't believe.

Zach: Kendall's -- Kendall's got to be so worried right now.

Greenlee: Oh. And, believe it or not, there's people worried about me, too.

[Aidan walks around the empty cabin remembering happier times with Greenlee]

Myrtle: I just couldn't sit in the house and wait for our guy to come home.

Kendall: Well, I'm really glad you're here, and I know Zach would be.

Erica: And, honey, I think that Myrtle needs an introduction.

Myrtle: Oh, yes.

Kendall: That's right. Come on. Excuse me, Mr. Spikey.

Erica: Here, Mr. Spikey. Come here, Mr. Spikey. Come on over here.

Kendall: Ok.

Myrtle: Oh. Oh.

Kendall: Myrtle, say hello to Mr. Ian Slater.

Myrtle: Hello, handsome.

Kendall: Ian, say hello to your fairy godmother.

[Myrtle chuckles]

Myrtle: That works.

Kendall: Yeah.

Myrtle: Welcome home, little one. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Kendall: That's right, that's right. This is your home. This is where your big brother Spikey lives --

[Spike fusses]

Kendall: You can hear him. And this is where your mom and dad live. Yeah. You see that oak tree out there? See that oak tree?

Myrtle: Hmm, hmm, hmm.

Kendall: Well, there's a pond behind there and that is where your daddy will teach you to play hockey when it freezes over -- huh.

Myrtle: Oh.

Kendall: You know, this is the day that your dad waited for. He couldn't wait to bring you home. And I promise you, no matter where he is, he's working real hard to get to us. Right?

Erica: Right.

Myrtle: Oh, that little fist is so tiny.

Babe: Look, Ava, you're right about the tension, but it's -- it's just about Annie, Ryan, and me, ok? Please don't take it personally.

Jonathan: Have I ever shown you the view of the park from this balcony? Come here. It's amazing.

Ava: I've seen the park.

Jonathan: Well, you're going to see it again.

Ava: Are you guys fighting?

Ryan: Look, Babe, we're not going to pull anything on Richie -- no surprises here, no handcuffs.

Annie: Yeah -- I mean, our kids are here today. We wouldn't do anything to upset Emma any more than you would Little A.

Babe: I know you wouldn't, but things have just been so crazy between you and your brother, I'm never sure what you're going to do.

Annie: Look, the good Richie, the brother I used to love -- I haven't seen him in years, until the other day. His eyes lit up, and he had a huge grin -- he was talking about you, Babe. He was happy, genuinely happy.

Babe: Well, maybe if you'd just let Richie be Richie and stop expecting the worst --

Ryan: Do you honestly think it's that simple?

Annie: Maybe for Babe, it is. I can honestly say that Richie being Richie is exactly what this dinner's about.

Ava: Why do you think they're fighting?

Jonathan: I would say that they are talking about Richie.

Ava: That could be.

Jonathan: And by traditional Lavery standards, what's going on there does not rank as a fight, because my old man would've been throwing the turkey against the wall by now and knocking over the Christmas tree.

Ava: Yeah, well, my mom just skipped the whole food part together, but her eggnog -- that was lethally spiked. By the third glass, she couldn't even handle a fork and a knife. I'd be starving, so I'd just get one of those frozen turkey pot pies and pop them in the oven and eat it alone in my room.

Jonathan: Hey. No more turkey pot pies. Ok? I'm going to wine and dine you on the holidays. We are going to deck the halls, we are going to play all the music. We are going to be happy people, you and I, ok? You, beaming.

Ava: Sounds like kind of an old movie.

Jonathan: "Ava's Excellent Holiday."

Ava: "Ava and Jonathan's Excellent Holiday" -- huh. You know, frozen turkey pot pies wouldn't have been so bad if I could've shared them with you.

Ava: What -- what's up?

Jonathan: I was going to ask you the same thing. Where did that come from?

Ava: What -- "Jonathan and Ava's Excellent Future"?

Jonathan: "Future"? That's all that was on your mind?

Ava: Yeah.

Jonathan: Hmm.

Ava: If you're digging for something, just come out and ask me.

Jonathan: You and J.R. -- what's going on?

Amanda: So, how's the cafeteria food?

Janet: Everything tastes the same here -- huh -- except today is going to be delicious, because you are here to share it with me.

Amanda: Well, I had to spend Thanksgiving with my mother.

Janet: Thanksgiving? Is that today?

Amanda: Mom, there are decorations all over the place. How could you forget it's the holiday?

Janet: Um -- well, short-term memory loss is one of the side effects of this new drug that I'm taking.

Amanda: Ok, maybe they should change your medication.

Janet: I've been on a lot of drugs. Um -- one just made me cry all the time and the other ones had some complications that I -- I can't recall. No, I'm going to stick with this one -- no delusions. I am a little forgetful, but I am sane. Now, so, tell me -- how are you, my sweet, sweet angel? Are you happy? Are you carefree? Are you having fun?

Amanda: Uh -- I was for a while, but -- now, not so much.

Janet: Well, that's just no good. We need to change that.

Amanda: I guess I'm just lonely, Mother.

Joe: And we give thanks most of all for our loved ones -- those who are here with us today and those who are not. And those who live on in our memory. May they nourish our hearts for the rest of our lives.

All: Amen.

Opal: Well, I am grateful that I am a single gal, but I am also glad that my ex is still kicking.

[Laughter]

Opal: No, no, not -- not for my sake, but just for my youngest, who is sharing his turkey today with his ornery old dad.

Ruth: Oh, hmm.

Krystal: Well, let me tell you something -- there are a couple of people here that would rather strangle each other than share a bowl of peas. I am grateful that those two nameless hardheaded people have decided to declare a truce for the day.

Colby: Well, I'd have to say I'm with you on that, and I am grateful for our baby Jenny, the sweetest baby in the world.

Tad: I'll second that.

Krystal: Hmm!

Julia: I am grateful for my Kathy.

Hannah: Well, I am thankful for celebrating this holiday for the first time in, oh, I don't even know how long it's been, among people who really do care for each other instead of in a hotel alone in Hong Kong.

Lily: I'm thankful for my sister, Ava, that I found her and that she's happy. Even though there's less than a 14% chance that I'll be happy like her, I'm thankful that Ava found Jonathan and that Jonathan found Ava.

Jack: And I'm so thankful for my daughter Lily and her unbelievable generosity and kindness. And for my daughter Greenlee, I just pray that God gives her all the strength she'll need to return safely to us.

Adam: I'm thankful for my son. A year ago, he was lying near death. I'm grateful for his miraculous recovery in addition to his year of sobriety.

Opal: Hmm.

Kendall: We hope really hard maybe your daddy will walk right through that door.

[Doorbell rings]

Josh: Surprise.

Kendall: Oh.

Spike: Huh.

Kendall: Huh -- yeah. You are -- you're amazing. You're a wonderful brother and a great uncle.

Josh: Well, I'm also a psychic brother-in-law. I know how Zach would want this day to play out, and I just thought I'd fill in till he gets back.

Myrtle: Zach would approve of that, darling.

Erica: Thank you.

Myrtle: Oh.

Zach: Is anybody up there? Ahem.

Greenlee: Is anybody up there? He probably just went to get help like he said.

Zach: I hope he called Kendall.

Greenlee: I'm sure he called Kendall, and you'll be fine enough, but me, I'm --

Zach: What is it, huh? What is it now? You're being rescued.

Greenlee: No, no -- you're being rescued, I'm a fugitive.

Zach: Well, you're alive -- take some solace in that.

Greenlee: Yeah, I'm alive. I'm alive but running, always running because of you and your wife.

Zach: Always somebody else's fault, never yours, is it?

Greenlee: You know, they're going to come, they're going to bring you back to your happy little family, but I'm getting carted right back to jail.

Babe: I don't like being played. You guys used me to reel Richie in and encouraged him to be a part of a family again.

Annie: We are Richie's family.

Ryan: Speak for yourself -- I see him as a threat.

Babe: Finally, the truth. Well, guess what -- I'm not going to help you.

Annie: Yes, you are.

Ryan: Oh. Look, Babe, you chose to be here, all right? I mean, obviously you like Richie, but I think deep down, you have doubt. I mean, you know that Annie and I aren't the crazy ones.

Babe: Don't be so sure.

Ryan: And if we're not, that makes Richie the crazy one.

Babe: And you think I'm the one to help you get him? You want me to spy on him and -- and dig into his life? No, forget it.

Annie: Babe, we just want to know if Richie is planning revenge against our family, and if so, what's his plan? I mean, how are you going to feel if we're right about this? And -- and you didn't help us and then he ends up destroying our family?

Ava: I'm sorry. I don't understand why you're worrying about J.R. right now.

Jonathan: Because I heard that he was bugging you the other day at The Comeback bar.

Ava: So what? He always bugs me.

Jonathan: Ok, he always bugs you, but you didn't mention it to me and when I showed up, you seemed off to me, so are you sure that he's just bugging you?

Ava: Yeah. Yeah, and he's pissed that his Ava Network is dead in the water. But, look, I don't care -- I say "J.R. who?"

Amanda: Something wrong with your spoon?

Janet: I'm just contemplating the shape. Bad train of thought. What were we talking about before they brought the food?

Amanda: Nothing much.

Janet: No. You were saying that you were lonely. Now, are those fools treating you poorly?

Amanda: No, Mom, not at all. I just miss you, that's all.

Janet: Well, you could come visit me every day. I don't suppose that would be very practical. Why didn't Jamie drive you?

Amanda: Jamie's in Africa. He and I ended up friends -- just friends, remember?

Janet: No, but I'm sure I should. I'm sure that I should. Are you dating anybody?

Amanda: No one worth mentioning.

Janet: Sweetheart, you can confide in me. I am fully medicated now. I'm not going to go out and dismember a man just because he let you down.

Amanda: I sort of got involved with J.R.

Janet: J.R. Chandler?

Amanda: He and Babe are over.

Janet: Because of you?

Amanda: No, not at all. I didn't start seeing J.R. until after he and Babe had broken up. Anyway, I ended up royally trashed.

Janet: What did the stinker do?

Amanda: Something totally classic, something that I would've been able to predict if I'd had any sense.

[Music plays at The Comeback]

Adam: I apologize. I wasn't thinking.

J.R.: What'd I miss?

Adam: My sobriety salute. I shouldn't -- I should've waited to tell you that in private. I'm sorry I violated your privacy.

J.R.: No, no, that's ok. I'm a drunk -- everybody knows it.

Adam: No, no, no. No, you're not. You're a very strong man who fought very hard against an addiction, and your success makes me proud.

J.R.: Yeah, what about my failures? Huh? No, not so much? I believe your exact words were "weak, pathetic, unfit." Yeah, there was one more -- what was it? "A spineless wimp."

Adam: Yeah, that was cruel and wrong.

J.R.: No, actually, it's pretty accurate.

Adam: Son --

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

Singer: In this pain you ought to have some rainfall and the sun

Opal: Well, doesn't feel quite right without Erica, does it?

Jack: Well, quite honestly, Opal, I have other concerns at the moment.

Opal: Oh, of course, you do, sweetie. I know your heart must be breaking for Greenlee. But I got a feeling, you know, that everything is going to work out ok.

Jack: Well, I certainly hope you're right.

Opal: It's just a hopeful vibe.

Jack: Well --

Opal: But on the subject of you and Erica, you know, I am the resident expert.

[Jack chuckles]

[Phone rings]

Jack: Oh, excuse me, I'm getting a call.

Opal: About Greenlee?

Jack: No, nothing I have to bother with at all.

Jack's voice: Please leave a message at the tone.

[Voicemail beeps]

Erica: Jack? Jack, where are you? We're all here at Kendall's, we're waiting for you. I -- I hope we haven't gotten our signals crossed.

Kendall: Ok, Spikey. If you're gentle, you can touch his little head. Yeah, you can.

Josh: Yeah. You know, Spike's going to be holding your little hand a lot.

Kendall: That's right.

Myrtle: Darling, I smell trouble.

Erica: I can't lie to you, can I, Myrtle? Look, Jack and I are going through a -- a rough spot right now on top of everything else. Are we going to get through this, Myrtle?

Myrtle: Oh, darling, of course, we are. Of course we are.

Kendall: Ok, so I think that makes six -- right, Mom, if you count you and me and Myrtle, Josh, Jackson, and Zach.

Greenlee: There's got to be something I can use as -- as a disguise, a -- a hat or a scarf or a babushka. Didn't -- didn't they wear those back then?

Zach: I guess they didn't think of accessories in the wake of a nuclear attack.

[Greenlee sighs]

Greenlee: Gauze, gauze, gauze -- what am I going to do with gauze?

Zach: Go as a burn victim.

Greenlee: You know, I am a burn victim -- you and Kendall torched my life.

Zach: Not again -- please shut up.

Greenlee: Ow. I'm sorry. Am -- am I boring you? Because the sight of you is revolting to me. Please, hurry up and get me away from this man! Why are they taking so long to pull us out?

Richie: Happy Thanksgiving, Mr. Slater. Your turkey's almost cooked.

[Music plays at The Comeback]

Krystal: You better contain yourself, or this could be your last meal.

Adam: Hmm. Tad hasn't gone after the carving knife -- not yet.

Krystal: Hmm.

Tad: No, it's no joke. If you're waiting around trying to glean my pearls of wisdom about the slings and arrows of romance, you're going to have a long wait. I'm a little challenged in that department.

Hannah: "Challenged"? Well, I don't think you're as challenged as Krystal.

Tad: I don't know about that. I married the same woman three times. I was headed for four until she died. No, my theory of love is basically that -- I don't have one.

[Hannah laughs]

Hannah: You don't?

Tad: No, I know what I like, though.

Hannah: You do?

Tad: Yeah. A lot.

Jack: Joe, that was a great grace you said.

Joe: Look, Jack --

Jack: What's wrong?

Joe: I'm sorry to say this. I'm not even sure I should be saying it, but --

Jack: Well, wait, is this --

Joe: There is something wrong, but you need to know about it, yeah.

Jack: Is this about Greenlee?

Joe: Yeah, yeah. You need to look at this.

Jack: Oh, thank God, Joe. I thought it was going to be something else. I -- I know that Greenlee's mother tried to have her committed, I know that.

Joe: Greenlee's mother doesn't know a thing about this. That is not Mary Smythe's signature.

Jack: You're saying this is forged?

Joe: Yeah.

Jack: Do you know who did this?

Joe: Afraid so.

Jack: Not Erica?

Joe: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Are you sure, Joe?

Joe: I'm deeply sorry, Jack.

Jack: So am I.

Joe: And I wish there was something I could do.

Jack: No, listen, you -- you -- you -- you did what you needed to do, and you did the right thing by me -- thank you.

Singer: Find myself I've been hiding from the truth I've been running

[Phone rings]

Derek: Frye. The blood was a match? Dented car. Slater's blood. We have our perp.

Singer: I can see my fate before me

Amanda: J.R. was never really serious about me, Mom. It's an old story. First it was Jamie, and then Jonathan, and now, J.R. It's like I can't win.

Janet: I think your problem is alphabetical. It's the Js -- Jonathan, Jamie, J.R. I think you should change letters. Try C. Christopher, Charles, Caleb. Don't you know any Cs?

Amanda: If I did, they'd probably be in love with someone else.

Janet: Well, J.R. was a dirty bird for getting back in bed with Babe.

Amanda: I never said that.

Janet: No, you didn't have to. I'm very intuitive, sweetheart, when I'm not hallucinating.

Amanda: I'm really ok.

Janet: No -- you know, J.R. and Babe have bothered you for long enough. I really think someone needs to just set them straight.

Babe: Richie isn't even here. Do you wonder why? You know, maybe he knows you really don't want him here. Or maybe he just thinks it's just going to be another trick. Maybe I should just take Little A and go.

Ava: It's getting cold out there, guys. Can we come in now? Are you still fighting?

Ryan: There's no fight.

Ava: Well, that's good, because I'm hungry. Am I the only one?

Ryan: No. Actually, you're not the only one. I'm hungry, too. We're all hungry. I'll -- I'll go get the kids.

Annie: Ok.

Ryan: All right.

Annie: They're playing in Emma's room.

Jonathan: Are you ok?

Annie: Yeah. Why don't we all just sit down and eat, yeah?

Babe: You know, maybe -- I think I should just take Little A. It'd be better for everybody.

Ava: Oh, I don't know what's going on, but in my experience, food makes everyone happier.

Annie: Ava's right. Babe?

Emma: Are you leaving?

Myrtle: Zach knows his family are waiting for him.

Kendall: I know.

Myrtle: He has waited for this all his life. If anything got in his way, or someone stood in his path, he would just knock them to the ground. Take my word for it. He wants to come through that door, put his arms around you, and make his children feel good. And then -- and then, he will sit at the head of his table.

[Kendall imagines Zach sauntering in and hugging her as he chuckles. She giggles as Zach holds Ian and kisses Spike.]

Greenlee: Zach -- no, Zach. Zach, Zach -- you have to snap out of it, Zach. Please, just -- listen, you stay awake long enough to help me get out of here. Just -- Zach? Zach, you got to tell the world I didn't run you down, and then you just play dead on your own time -- Zach!

Janet: J.R. and Babe, Babe and J.R. -- they are -- they're like a couple of festering boils on your life.

Amanda: Mom, do not worry about J.R. I took care of him.

Janet: Ooh, you took care of him? Did you yell at him? That is not love.

Amanda: Shh, Mom, listen, ok? I did more than yelling, but -- but it's a secret, ok? It's a -- it's a big secret.

Janet: It's a secret? Big secret? Honey, what did you do? You're too sweet, you're too forgiving -- you couldn't --

Amanda: No, it -- Mom, it's -- hey, are you ok? Does your head hurt? Mom, what -- hey, do you need a doctor? Mom? Ok, I'm getting a doctor.

[Janet groans]

Janet: Darling! Oh, Amanda! Why didn't you tell me that you were coming, so I could be ready?

Amanda: Are you ok? Do -- what -- do you not remember what --

Janet: No. Oh, dear. Another little memory loss. I'm sorry. Um -- big hug. Well, now, you have to come sit down and -- are you hungry? I need you to tell me everything that's been going on in your life.

Emma: Where's Uncle Richie?

Ryan: Uh -- I don't know. Maybe something came up with Uncle Richie.

Emma: Like what?

Babe: Um -- I'm sure your Uncle Richie will be here sooner or later, sweetie.

[Richie pants and grunts as he struggles to cover the opening to the bomb shelter]

Aidan: Come on, Greenlee, talk to me. Where are you? Just give me a hint. Just give me a small little clue. I'm going to find you, and I promise, I will keep you safe.

Greenlee: No way, buster. You don't get to pass out on me while I'm calling you out. Oh, my God. Oh, my God -- aspirin. Oh -- Aidan -- Zach, here. Oh. Oh. Oh -- here. Here, here, here, here. Ok, shh. We're just going to give you one of these, and it's all going to be better. I need you to -- I need you to wake up. Wake up, wake up. Here, here, here, here. I need you to take this aspirin.

[Debris falls]

Greenlee: Oh, my God. Zach -- Zach, they're lowering a basket like they did for Spike. Huh. Come on, don't look at me like that. We're getting out of here. We are. We're getting out of here now.

[Grace Potter and the Nocturnals sings "Apologies" as Aidan uses a laptop to search for Greenlee.  At The Comeback, Adam nuzzles Krystal as she cuts a cake, Tad plays with Kathy, Lily talks with Jack, Joe stands next to Ruth as they watch Colby and Sean playing with Jenny]: Yesterday he said my eyes were fading fast away I said well, what do you expect? You asked me not to stay and if it had all been for the best I wouldn't feel this way he said oh, he said he said it's crazy when love stays with me yeah I know when it hurts me 'cause I don't want to fight this war and it's amazing to see me reading through

[When he sees Derek confer with two other cops, J.R. smells trouble coming and takes off]

Janet: I wonder where Grandmother Wilma's silver is today.

[At the Laverys' penthouse, everyone plays around the fireplace while Babe thinks of Richie. Meanwhile, a teary Kendall is comforted by her family's presence as she holds her infant son.  With great effort, Richie manages to place a lid on the entrance to the bomb shelter and covers it with fallen leaves and twigs to camouflage it.]

Grace Potter: And apologies apologies my love is like a blanket that gets a little bit too warm sometimes I want to wrap somebody in it who can hold me in his arms because when it got a little too hot in there he was always stepping out for air and he froze oh, he froze but he says it's crazy when love stays with me yeah I know when it hurts me 'cause I don't want to fight this war and it's amazing to see me reading through this scene of love and fear and apologies apologies

Greenlee: Wait, where's -- where's the basket? Where -- where's the light? Where -- where did the guy go?

Grace Potter: Apologies

Zach: He didn't come to save us.

Greenlee: What?

Grace Potter: Apologies apologies

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

Jack: It's over, Erica. You and I are finished.

Richie (to Annie): I'm ready to confess.

Aidan (to Tad): I can't let another person that I love disappear!

[Zach kisses Greenlee]

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