All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/12/07
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Greenlee: Is it safe to turn around yet?
Zach: Not a good idea.
Greenlee: Well, have you found anything new?
Zach: Why don't you try to focus on something else, all right? Relax.
Greenlee: Relax in a mass grave, relax with the dead.
Zach: One body, that all, just one body.
Greenlee: Is that supposed to make me feel better, Zach?
[Zach sighs then groans as he continues to dig]
Greenlee: Isn't it bad enough that I'm buried alive down here with you? You get to amuse yourself by torturing me, too?
Zach: Do I look amused to you?
Greenlee: Why am I even asking? I mean, torturing me is your hobby. It's what you live for.
Zach: If I were you, I'd stop speaking to me for a minute. Can you do that?
Greenlee: Why are you in such a bad mood today? I mean, besides the obvious.
Zach: Just take a page out of his book -- be quiet.
Greenlee: How do you know these bones add up to a "he"?
Zach: Because he knows how to be quiet, he doesn't have to talk all the time -- that's how I know.
Zach: Agh. Come on.
Greenlee: I know why you're in such an ugly mood.
Zach: Agh -- good for you. Why don't you sit over there and mull it over, privately and quietly?
Greenlee: Spike's operation -- it's today.
Ryan: You know, if the hospital allowed it, I would scrounge up a bottle of champagne.
Kendall: Isn't it a little soon to be celebrating?
Annie: "A great success" -- that's what Joe said.
Kendall: Yeah, but we -- we don't even know if Spike's implants work yet.
Ryan: What are you talking about? Joe said the surgery went really well -- I take that as a very positive sign.
Annie: Mm-hmm, I completely agree.
Kendall: From your lips --
Ryan: Hey, things are starting to look up. I can feel it.
Kendall: Yeah. Maybe by the time that they turn the implants on and Spike can hear again, then -- then maybe --
Ryan: Zach will be home to talk to the Spike-man.
Kendall: In that warm, strong voice that makes you feel like the world is a safe place -- only it's not. Not -- not for anyone. Not even Zach.
Kendall: No school today?
Jason: My mom said Spike's in surgery.
Kendall: Yeah, he's in recovery
Jason: It's over?
Kendall: Mm-hmm, and it went really well.
Jason: Great. Anyway, can you give him this? Cool tunes -- I burnt it myself.
Kendall: Thank you, Jason. That is so thoughtful of you.
Jason: I know he can't listen to it yet, but he soon will be able to.
Kendall: I hope so. I really hope so.
Jason: The implant totally worked out for me, it's like I'm completely normal -- and I know Spike will be, too.
Kendall: Oh, you are way above normal. You are kind and generous, and you're just an amazing little boy -- big boy.
Ryan: You can breathe now, it's -- it's really over.
Annie: Yeah, there's -- there's still the wait, but I'm -- I'm with you. I think the implant's going to work.
Ryan: Yeah. Except you weren't thinking about Spike's implant just now, were you? Hey -- that's over, too, ok? Richie is exactly where he belongs.
Janet: Greetings and hallucinations. Psych ward humor -- you'll get it when your meds kick in. In the meantime, I have a treat for you from the shrink fairy. Oh, you poor dear, you have so far to go.
Richie: Back off, lady.
Janet: Hmm. Hostility -- is this your one personality?
Richie: Whoever you are, unless you know a quick way to get me out of this hole, keep moving.
Aidan: Five seconds -- who are you and what are you doing on my property, huh?
Annie: How long do you think it took Richie to come up with this plot -- goading me into murdering him?
Ryan: Does that make any difference?
Annie: I don't know. No, I guess not.
Ryan: Richie is powerless now.
Annie: Not in my head, he's not. I am afraid in my head my brother will always be able to get to me.
Ryan: Time is going to fix that.
Annie: You mean when he dies?
Ryan: He can't touch you, Annie.
Annie: Do the dead lose their hold on us, or do you think dying just gives them more power?
Ryan: They lose their hold on us from my experience. I mean, do you think about Terry a lot?
Annie: Yeah, but I didn't grow up with Terry. We don't share parents and DNA.
Ryan: I mean, you might have to fight to pull yourself out of Richie's grip.
Annie: I am so tired of fighting.
Kendall: Come here. Come on, come on, baby. Ryan and Annie, I want to introduce you to Jason Miller. This is the little boy I was telling you about.
Kendall: Jason, this is Ryan, this is Spike's father, and Annie, his stepmother.
Ryan: Hi there. We've heard so many wonderful things about you.
Annie: Yes, and your "New Beginnings" interview was so, so good.
Jason: Thank you. Anyway, can you let me know how Spike's doing?
Kendall: Yeah, of course, I will, and, actually, I'll do better than that. When he is fully recovered and hearing again, I will arrange for you guys to meet.
Jason: That would be cool.
Ryan: You can count on it.
Jason: I got to go, my mom's waiting.
Kendall: Well, give me a hug. Thank you for this, thank you for the CD. Bye.
Ryan: See you later. Nice to meet you. Erica did a great thing putting that kid on TV.
Kendall: Yeah, she fully intends to recruit him for the telethon that she's planning for the network.
Annie: Hey, I have to go check on Corrina and Emma, so --
Kendall: Are you leaving? Don't leave.
Annie: No, no, no, no, no, no. I'm just going to the nurses' station, I'll be back.
Kendall: I don't know -- there's something about Annie. She just -- she has a soothing effect on me.
Ryan: You certainly didn't always feel that way.
Kendall: Yeah, well, I have learned a great deal in a very short period of time. I made a lot of mistakes, but I'm paying for them now.
Ryan: I should've been more of a help to you.
Kendall: What more could you have done?
Ryan: I've been very distracted, Kendall.
Kendall: Ryan, I know that. But even all this stuff that you've been going through with Annie's brother -- I mean, you've been here to support me with everything that's happening with Zach.
Ryan: Look -- um -- there's something that I need to tell you, something that I've been kind of putting off.
Kendall: Oh, God. What else? What now?
Ryan: I made a -- I made a gut call, and it's kind of set off a series -- well, a chain reaction.
Kendall: I have no idea what you just said. What do you -- what do you mean, "chain reaction"?
Ryan: A series of events -- I'm not sure exactly how many, and maybe I will never know.
Kendall: What are you talking about?
Ryan: I could've blocked Greenlee's escape from the courthouse, but I didn't, I let her go.
Greenlee: You know, the surgery is going to make Spike better.
Zach: Or not.
Greenlee: But he's going to hear again -- I mean, at least through one ear.
Zach: Bottom line, he's never going to be the same.
Greenlee: You know, if I could go back and fix what happened, I would.
Zach: Well, you can't, so stop.
Greenlee: No, please -- please, stop.
Zach: And do what?
Greenlee: I would do anything to make him hear again. I did a terrible thing.
Zach: Don't bring this up, not today.
Greenlee: But we may die in here, Zach, so I'm going to need to tell you the truth.
Zach: A little too early for a deathbed confession.
Greenlee: The night of the accident -- listen! The night of the accident, I took him. I wanted him, I got confused, and I thought he was mine. I'm guilty, ok? I am as guilty as everyone says that I am.
Annie: Cookies or ice cream, Corrina, do not let Emma talk you into both. Ok. Well, just let me know if you need me. I'll call again soon, ok? Bye.
Babe: How's Spike doing?
Annie: Surgery went well. Now we just wait and see.
Babe: How's Kendall holding up?
Annie: As well as can be expected.
Babe: I guess the last thing she needs is me, huh?
Annie: Uh-uh. Kendall needs all the support she can get right now.
Babe: Even if it's from J.R.'s ex? I mean -- she doesn't blame you for what J.R. may have done to Zach.
Babe: Are you sure about that?
Annie: To tell you the truth, I -- I'm not really sure about anything anymore.
Babe: Yeah, me, neither. I've just been wandering the corridors deciding whether to find Kendall or not.
Annie: If you came to find Kendall, see Kendall. If you came to find Richie, just say so.
Babe: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Why bring up Richie?
Annie: You don't know?
Babe: Know what?
Annie: Oh. Um -- well, I guess you were going to find out eventually anyway, you might as well hear it from me.
Babe: Ok, Annie -- Annie, you're starting to scare me. What -- what happened to Richie?
Annie: We had Richie committed to the psychiatric unit.
Babe: What -- why? What for?
Annie: Because he's dangerous, Babe, to himself and to others.
Babe: Says who -- you and Ryan?
Annie: Well, we weren't the ones to put him -- actually put him in there.
Babe: How did you manage to talk any doctor into labeling Richie a threat?
Annie: The truth, Babe -- that's all it took.
Babe: And what truth is that?
Annie: That he's twisted. He is twisted, and he's deadly, Babe, whether you want to believe it or not.
Babe: Ok. Ok, you managed to snow some doctors, but you know what? You and Ryan can't snow me.
Richie: What part of "get out of my face" do you not understand?
Janet: You're new to the system?
Richie: Oh, lady, you have no idea. We're like this, me and the system.
Janet: Delusions of grandeur -- classic.
Richie: Take your gelatin treat and get out of my face.
Janet: Antisocial behavior -- now, you keep that up, they're going to put you in a permanent bin.
Richie: Where you reside on a permanent basis.
Janet: Trust me, you do not want to go there.
Richie: Why don't you hang out with your imaginary friends, because I don't have time to waste on you.
Janet: You're rude, and you are uninformed, honey, because you have no idea. I am the last person in the world that you should be offending. Trust me, sonny, when somebody really ticks me off, bad things happen to them.
Ryan: I just knew Aidan was going to make a run, I knew he wouldn't let Greenlee rot in jail.
Kendall: And you just let him go?
Ryan: That's right. Whatever you're thinking, go ahead, say it.
Kendall: I -- I don't know. I'm not sure what I'm thinking, actually.
Ryan: Well, that would be a first.
Kendall: Why tell me now?
Ryan: Full disclosure.
Kendall: Ok, to clear your conscience?
Ryan: And it's a two-way street -- now it's your turn to be straight with me.
Kendall: Straight about what?
Ryan: If I had have held Greenlee back and things would've played out differently -- you know, better, worse?
Kendall: Ryan, I have no idea what you're asking me right now.
Ryan: Yes, you do. We were all ready to back your lie, to keep you out of jail for Spike's sake, but what were you going to do, Kendall? Were you going to let Greenlee hang or tell the truth?
Kendall: Greenlee's hearing ended in chaos. The -- the alarm, the sprinkler -- it was crazy. I don't know, Ryan, it was all a blur.
Ryan: Why did you go to the arraignment, Kendall? What was the plan?
Kendall: Why do I feel like I'm on the witness stand?
Ryan: I just want the truth, that's all. You made up your mind the minute that you heard that Greenlee pleaded guilty. You made a decision, I saw it on your face.
Kendall: You weren't even in the courtroom.
Ryan: I saw it before you even went there. You knew what you were going to do if Greenlee went ahead and put in the guilty plea. I mean, don't I deserve to know if the mother of my son is going to confess to a crime that's going to put her away in jail?
Kendall: Ok, all right, yes. Yes, ok. Yes, I could've done things better. I wish that -- that I could go back and do things differently. But all I have right now is the here and now. I would do anything to bring Greenlee back. And I would gladly turn myself inside out to bring my husband home. Ok? Does that answer your question? Is that what you want to hear, because that's all I have to say to you right now. Oh, oh, I'm sorry, excuse me. Sorry, Hannah.
Hannah: Are you? Sorry?
Kendall: What are you talking about?
Hannah: What are you doing, Kendall? Zach is missing. He is out there somewhere because of you.
Greenlee: It just -- it happened so fast. Kendall went into early labor, and they gave me Kendall's car keys, and Spike -- he was strapped in the back in his car seat and -- he -- he looked at me with these -- these eyes. So sweet. God, it broke my heart. He was so trusting, and no one had looked at me like that in years. Not -- not Kendall, my -- my sister, my best friend. Not Ryan, my soul mate -- once upon a time. This little guy -- he could belong to me. He could need me. He could love me. And I thought this was my chance to take back the love that Ryan and Kendall had taken from me. So I just -- I -- I lost it, I lost my mind completely for 15 minutes, maybe more. And as I was heading out of Pine Valley, that's when reality slapped me in the face -- Spike is not mine. This was not my baby. He was crying "Mommy," but he didn't mean me, he meant Kendall. So I turned around, Zach. I turned around, and I was bringing Spike home. And that's when I screwed up. I screwed up, and I hurt him so bad. And I would do anything to make it right. I am sorry, I am so very sorry. And that's it, you know? That's, that's -- that's the whole story. You going to say anything?
Zach: I need to get back to work.
Aidan: I'm sorry, I couldn't quite make that out. What did you say? Why are you on my property? Now, speak, go on.
Man: Chill, ok? I'm out of here.
Aidan: That's not what I asked.
Man: I -- I thought I could camp. No problem, I'll slide.
Aidan: Camp out here in the middle of December? What, are you homeless, wanted in three states? What is it?
Man: Look, mister, I'm gone. I'll -- I'll get out of here, ok, no problem.
Aidan: The campfire -- it was yours, right, and the penknife? Why here?
Man: Bad idea -- so I'll start packing up now, all right?
Aidan: What are you running from?
Aidan: Are the police after you?
Man: No. Nice to meet you, too.
Aidan: Hey --
Man: I'll take that, thanks.
Aidan: It's too late, because I've already got you pegged.
Janet: You ask anybody here, they'll tell you who Janet Dillon is, and you know what? They go out of their way to be kind to me, not because they're particularly nice, but they want to stay on my good side. Now, look it up, you'll see.
Richie: You're right. I'm just pissed to be here, that's all.
Janet: Well, it's not so bad once you get used to it.
Richie: I've been sick.
Richie: You know, physically sick.
Janet: That's no excuse for being rude.
Richie: Richie. And you, I know now, are Janet. I'm sorry. Accept my apology, Janet -- please?
Janet: I'll accept -- one condition. You're going to tell me everything there is to know about yourself. And don't leave anything out, because if you do, I'll know.
Babe: Annie, give me one good reason why Richie belongs in the psychiatric ward.
Annie: Come here. We finally learned why he came to town. Do you really want to know, Babe?
Babe: Oh, come on, Annie. Whatever it is, the man is still dying.
Annie: That's right, and he has nothing to lose. I, on the other hand, have a lot.
Babe: Well, you know, Richie did have his freedom -- that is, until you took it away from him.
Annie: Yeah. And Richie's plan, to come to Pine Valley, was to take away my freedom. Payback, Babe. Richie's plan was to put me behind bars.
Babe: Oh, right, right, and how was he going to make that happen?
Annie: By pushing me to kill him so I would spend the rest of my life in jail.
Aidan: So, Army or Marines?
Aidan: That's a med pack. It's military issue?
Man: From my uncle.
Aidan: Your uncle -- where did he serve?
Man: Behind the counter of an Army surplus store.
Aidan: Aidan Devane, 22nd SAS. You?
Man: Don't know what that means, don't care. Thanks for your hospitality. You need to get out more, mister.
Aidan: No, what I need is so help from someone that knows what they're doing. Will you help me?
Kendall: Everyone is worried and on edge, Hannah.
Hannah: Do me a favor -- don't talk to me like I am some emotional basket case. I am perfectly rational. Zach could be hurt, or worse, and you're to blame.
Kendall: Where in the hell do you get off?
Hannah: Where the hell do I get off? I don't have to explain myself! I'm not the bitch who ripped into my husband, drove Zach house-hunting down some desolate back road to make it up to me.
Kendall: No, you're not. You're just the bitch who tried to seduce my husband.
Zach: Look out.
Greenlee: Hey, you're just going to go back to work like nothing's happened, like nothing's changed?
Zach: We still got to dig our way out of here, that's all that matters now.
Greenlee: No, wrong. I matter, you matter, the truth matters! I just owned up to my mistake, it's your turn. You've got nothing to say?
Zach: What would you like to hear?
Greenlee: I'd like to hear that you used J.R. to jerk around my life. I'd like to hear that Kendall set me up for a felony. I would like to hear that you trust Kendall to send me to prison. I would like to hear that you're sorry.
Zach: Ah -- no.
Greenlee: You are cruel and cold and heartless, and I want you to admit that, Zach!
Zach: Or what, you're going to pout? Go sit over there and pout, or pick up a tool and start digging.
Aidan: Your skills and your training -- I could use them.
Man: You got the wrong man, mister.
Aidan: Listen, I don't care what your real name is, all right? I don't care what you're hiding from or why. Do you read me?
Man: I read you just fine when you had me in that chokehold.
Aidan: I'm sorry about that. I'm looking for a woman, all right? A woman is missing, a woman that I care a lot about, and she's in a lot of trouble, and I thought you were more trouble for her, that's it.
Man: Trouble's the last thing I need.
Aidan: Listen, I have a house one mile southeast of here -- hot water, heat, food in the fridge. You can come and go as you please.
Man: What do you want from me? She's all over the news.
Aidan: Greenlee Smythe -- she's out here somewhere. All right, she's close, and I can feel her, and she might be with this guy here.
Man: The hit-and-run guy? You want me to find them?
Aidan: Help me find her, all right? If he's with her, fine. If he's not, fine. You seem like you know these woods pretty well, and you look like you know the drill.
Aidan: You're a good man.
Zach: I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Greenlee: You are a phony and a fake.
Greenlee: Do you want to know why?
Zach: Not really, no.
Greenlee: Because it takes a real man to admit his mistakes, someone with spine to admit that he was wrong, character to apologize. But you don't do "sorry," do you? You don't do "sorry," and you don't do "genuine." Underneath all of this attitude and this voice, is there anyone home? No, I don't think so.
Zach: You done? Your little tirade -- you feel better?
Greenlee: Yeah, I do feel better, because I'm a human being. Do you have any feelings at all?
Kendall: I always knew you wanted Zach. I just -- I just didn't realize how desperate you were. I mean, using your dead son, pretending that you wanted another baby just to get into Zach's bed? That is -- that is beyond desperate.
Hannah: Ok, this has nothing to do with my son, so don't you dare mention Ethan's name.
Kendall: Ok, then you respect my son, who just had surgery, and get the hell out of here.
Hannah: You know something, Kendall? Desperate or not, if Zach were my husband, he'd be home, and he'd be safe.
Kendall: You are so delusional. Zach wanted to fire you. I was the one who told him not to on my account.
Hannah: Oh, I don't need your pity.
Ryan: What was that about?
Kendall: Nothing worth repeating.
Ryan: What did she say to get you so upset?
Kendall: It doesn't matter, it doesn't matter. I just -- I need to focus on what's important right now, and that is Spike's recovery, and Zach coming home.
Richie: I'm an ex-con. My sister -- she's the town saint.
Janet: Life isn't fair. You know, I had a sister, too. Everybody loved Natalie.
Richie: My sister hates me.
Janet: Hmm. You poor baby. Does your mother hate you, too?
Richie: My mom's dead.
Janet: I'm sorry. I do know how you feel.
Richie: I don't have a lot of time left. It's almost Christmas -- I want to walk through snow and see the lights.
Janet: Yeah, the cool, crisp air.
Richie: Kids singing Christmas carols.
Janet: Gingerbread houses.
Richie: Yeah. This is probably going to be my last.
Janet: Your last what?
Janet: Christmas? Is it Christmas already?
Richie: Yes, Janet, it's Christmas already. I'm afraid I'm going to die here.
Janet: No, no, it's ok. It's perfectly safe here.
Richie: My leukemia.
Janet: You have leukemia?
Richie: Yeah. Anyway, um, I have wasted so much of your time --
Janet: Time flies -- you don't have much of it, do you?
Richie: You remember.
Janet: Of course, I remember -- Lyme disease is very serious.
Janet: Even worse. You know what? I'll do it.
Richie: Do what?
Janet: I'm going to help you escape, of course.
Annie: Sit down. Richie had a vial of poison --
Babe: Yes, yes, an out if the pain got too bad.
Annie: The insurance policy, the prison shrink --
Babe: The shrink was kind to your brother -- your brother wanted to repay him somehow.
Annie: Babe, the policy only pays if Richie is murdered.
Babe: Ok, insurance companies take physicals. They don't cover pre-existing conditions?
Annie: Richie was -- he was begging me to kill him.
Babe: Yes, yes, he had a moment of desperation -- do you blame him?
Annie: No, he -- he admitted that he pushed my father out that window. He admitted it.
Babe: He was angry. He -- he wanted you to get angry enough to -- to put him out of his misery, Annie.
Annie: Listen to yourself. Listen to yourself, Babe -- excuse after excuse. I can't get through to you. It's like Richie has you hypnotized or something.
Babe: Ok, Annie, look -- look, I am not an idiot, ok? Ok, Richie has issues with you, you have issues with Richie. The bottom line is, is that he's not going to be around long enough for it to matter.
Annie: It obviously matters to you, though, right?
Ryan: It's going to be all right.
Kendall: What is -- Spike? Zach?
Kendall: Just keep telling me that.
Ryan: Everything ok at home?
Ryan: Yeah? Emma and Corrina are getting on all right?
Annie: Yeah, yeah, they're -- they're crazy about each other.
Ryan: Hey, Joe, is Spike out of recovery?
Kendall: Is he awake?
Joe: Not yet. But he's about to be transferred to his room, and then you can see him.
Kendall: Oh, good. Ok, so what happens next?
Joe: Next, we wait for the swelling to go down.
Ryan: Ok. Uh -- how long?
Joe: Oh -- ahem -- my best guess would be a few days.
Ryan: Great. And then -- then what?
Joe: Well, I -- you know, there are no guarantees.
Kendall: Ok, but just pretend that there were.
Joe: And I cannot predict the future. But based on the medicine I know, I have high hopes that Spike's implant will allow him to hear again.
Annie: Let's go see your son.
Joe: Why not.
Aidan: I searched these sections already. So if you can, scout the rest whenever you can, and look for clues -- any clue -- but be discreet.
Man: My middle name.
Aidan: Here, take that. You need anything? Well, if you do, let me know, all right? The house is open.
Man: Quentin. My name is Quentin.
Aidan: Quentin. Thanks, Quentin.
Quentin: I haven't done anything yet.
Aidan: Yes, you have.
Greenlee: You can't do it, can you?
Zach: Do what?
Greenlee: Act like a human being -- show compassion, forgiveness?
Zach: The only compassion I have is focused on a little boy in a Pine Valley hospital. That's where I should be right now, not here with you. Move.
Kendall: Hey, angel. Mama's here, Daddy's here, too. We're going to stay with you
Ryan: Hang in there, tough guy. It only gets better from here.
Kendall: Yeah. You know what? A really nice little boy named Jason made you your own CD.
Annie: Yeah, and Emma is singing a song at the Christmas pageant. She's dedicating it to you.
Ryan: That's right. And you know what we're going to do? You and me -- we're going to go house to house, and we'll go Christmas caroling, ok?
Annie: You're really as confident as you said?
Ryan: I told you. I told you he would get through surgery like a champ. I told you.
Kendall: You were right. You should always listen to your daddy. Pretty soon, you'll be able to.
Ryan: Thank God.
Kendall: Thank you.
Ryan: You know what? You look like you could use some time alone with him, so I'm going to go out there, and I'm going to spread the good word, ok?
Kendall: You're ok. You're really ok. And I think I know why. When you went into surgery, I made a promise. I made a deal with the cosmos -- a really big one, Spikey. Life -- life-changing. Now, how am I going to keep my end of it?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Babe (to Krystal): Tad is Jenny's father, and you think she only belongs to you?
Kendall (to Aidan): I cannot confess to what I did to Greenlee. I'm not going to do it.
Greenlee (to Zach): Ow, something bit me! Oh, my God, there's a snake!
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