All My Children Transcript Thursday 12/13/07
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Adam: No, no, I don't want to hear about roadblocks, Barry. Tad Martin doesn't have this piece of the puzzle. If we can get a judge to give J.R. bail, we sure as hell can find somebody who will verify this adoption document. If I have found Tad and Dixie's daughter in Julia Santos' house -- well, you don't need to know what it means. I just want proof from you that Kathy is Kate Martin. And make it airtight. I don't want any mistakes, not with a goldmine like this.
Adam: Yeah, out. Ah. Amanda. Thank you for coming on such short notice. Can I pour you a drink?
Amanda: No, but you can give me the money I want in exchange for J.R.'s alibi.
Adam: Oh. Well, why don't you sit? I promise I'll make it worth your while.
J.R.: Come on, J.R., think. Where were you when Zach got in his accident? Where did you go? And what are you going to do about it now?
Tad: Talking to yourself is not a good sign.
J.R.: Well, I'm the only one who will listen to me.
Tad: That's not true, and you know it. I got some news. I want you to hear it from me before you get out of here. I intend to sue for full custody of Jenny.
J.R.: You're taking Jenny away from Krystal?
Babe: Mama, let me see your hand. Are you sure you're ok?
Krystal: No, I am not. I'm not ok. Not even a tiny bit.
Babe: What happened?
Krystal: Tad Martin is what happened. He's taking me to court.
Babe: To court?
Krystal: Yeah, you heard me. He's trying to rip Jenny right out of my arms.
Greenlee: Rancid box of next to nothing, check.
Greenlee: One stubborn, withholding, "swears by his code of silence" hole-mate, check. You still got nothing to say about my gut-spilling confession? Fine, Zach. If you're going to be mute, you can at least put another hole into the wall instead of messing around with that shovel, because I don't know about you, but I don't feel like being stuck here in this Godforsaken pit anymore. You know, you're going to have to talk eventually, because it's just you and me down here, Slater, no one else. I'm all you got.
[A snake slithers on the wall nearby]
Kendall: Hi, Spike-man. How are you doing? Boy, you're looking pretty good. You really are. You are, you are. You're looking much better than Mom, you know why? Because you got your beauty sleep. And I stayed up all night. Yeah. Know what I did? I said thank you for each and every breath you took last night.
Kendall: Yeah, I did, I did. Ah -- I also said -- I said thank you for your dad letting me have this time with you. Believe me, it wasn't easy. Daddy Ryan wanted to be here. But I worked my magic, and I got you all to myself. What else? I said thank you for our family, for Mom and Josh and Binks, and especially for Daddy Zach. Yeah. You know, he wanted to be here. But -- but he couldn't. But he will be here soon, I promise you. And he is going to be so proud of you, so proud of you, because you were so strong yesterday. Yes, you were. But he won't be surprised, because he knew. Zach's faith in our whole family, and his faith in you -- it kind of holds up, doesn't it? Most of all, you know what, Spikey? I am the most thankful for having the two most perfect little boys in the whole world. Yeah, you and Ian. You're the best. Yeah. And that's why, honey -- that's why I can't. I'm sorry. I can't go through with my promise. I can't leave you, baby. Not now. Uh-uh, not after all this. Not now that your nightmare is almost over. You know, you will hear again, Spike. Yeah, you're going to hear again. And soon, I will be able to look right in your big, beautiful eyes and tell you that I love you, and you will hear me. I don't want to miss that. And that is why Mommy has to break her promise. Yeah. Whew. Please -- please, God -- please, please understand that I am just doing this because I love my family. I love my family. Yeah, I do, I do, and I'm just doing it for my boys. I will do anything else that you want, anything, but please do not ask me to abandon my sons. Please. Oh, boy. Hi. Ok, baby, I'll be right back. Ok? I'll be right back. I'll be right back, ok? Ok. Ok? I'll be right back. Hey -- hey, any news?
Aidan: How's he doing?
Kendall: Uh -- pretty good. So far, so good. He -- the surgery went really well.
Aidan: Good. I'm glad. You know, for you and Ryan -- everyone.
Kendall: No, no, not everyone, just Spike. Spike is the only one that matters right now.
Aidan: I know.
Kendall: Aidan, listen to me. My son pulled through because I made a deal with God. And now, I'm taking it back. Now, if that makes me a bad person, I don't care. I -- I really don't give a damn. The point is I cannot confess to what I did to Greenlee, Aidan. I can't do it. I'm not going to do it. I will not be separated from my boys, not for one minute.
Zach: How's our food situation?
Greenlee: Huh. He speaks.
Zach: Greenlee, come on.
Greenlee: Zach, come on.
Zach: What have we got?
Greenlee: I -- I told you -- pretty much nothing.
Zach: Nothing, hmm?
Greenlee: Yeah, everything's --
Greenlee: It's inedible.
Zach: What about water?
Greenlee: Well, we have this barrel, and it's filled to the top, but it smells more like swamp than water.
Zach: Maybe that's just the barrel. Let's see. Ah.
Greenlee: That good, huh?
Zach: It's gone bad.
Greenlee: Bad, as in --
Greenlee: "We're going to get sick" bad?
Zach: As "we can't drink it."
Greenlee: All right, so this whole vat -- it -- it's just completely useless?
Zach: Afraid so.
Greenlee: Afraid not.
Zach: What are you doing?
Greenlee: Well, if we can't drink the water, we can still bathe in it.
Krystal: Tad saw Adam holding Jenny, and of course, he blew a gasket, never mind what --
Babe: Ok, wait, wait, wait -- Adam was holding Jenny?
Krystal: Yes, only because I was hurt.
Babe: Well, do you blame Tad for losing it, Mama?
Krystal: Excuse me, whose side are you on?
Babe: You know I'm on yours. I'm just asking you to be a little realistic here. Adam did try to sell Tad's daughter -- your daughter.
Krystal: Why does everybody keep saying that? As if I have forgotten.
Babe: What did you expect Tad to do?
Krystal: Trust my judgment, for starters.
Babe: Mama, you did lie about who Jenny's father was in the first place.
Krystal: My God, you are on his side.
Babe: All I'm saying is, is Tad has every reason to be a little wary. I mean, in his eyes, Adam is just as big a threat to Jenny as he ever was, and can you honestly 100% say that he isn't? Look, Mama, Adam hurt you.
Babe: And Jenny.
Krystal: I know.
Babe: But you still care for him. And -- and you're -- you're angry and confused, and -- and you don't know what to believe right now.
Krystal: Can you blame me?
Babe: Trust me, right now, I understand better than anyone. But don't you think you're taking it out on the wrong person?
Tad: Adam is dangerous. He's demented. He's capable of ruining anything he touches. I'm sorry, J.R.
J.R.: That's ok. I can't really argue that from where I'm standing.
Tad: But as his son, I don't expect you to approve of the custody suit. But like I said, you deserve to know about it.
J.R.: What about Krystal?
Tad: You know, she's thrilled.
J.R.: Is she taking it better or worse than my mom when she got served with the papers?
Tad: That's not fair, and you know it. It's completely different.
J.R.: How is it different? My dad tried to cut me out of my mom's life. You're trying to cut Jenny out of Krystal's life.
Tad: I'm not trying to cut Krystal out of anything. I'm not trying to keep Jenny away from Krystal, only Adam. Krystal can visit our daughter anytime she wants, just not with him.
J.R.: Are my dad and Krystal back together?
Tad: I don't know. I don't know what they are. The only thing I do know is the last time I found them together, he was holding my daughter, the same little girl he tried to sell to total strangers. I'm not going to spend every waking minute of my life worried about my daughter. I can't go through that again, J.R. I'm not.
Adam: Thank you. Um -- may I?
Amanda: I said I'm good.
Adam: Oh. Well, I hope you didn't think I was dismissing you earlier.
Amanda: I do and you were.
Adam: Oh, well, you're going to have to admit that you were a little less forthcoming than you had promised.
Amanda: If you're talking about last spring --
Amanda: I brought you the box of dirt you wanted on Jamie.
Adam: Yes, yes. It wasn't exactly what I expected. But -- well, so what? I assume you brought some real proof this time.
Amanda: I have proof and then some.
Amanda: You get your hands on this, J.R. will be home by dinner.
Adam: Well, let's have a look.
Amanda: First, let's talk damage to your bank account.
Adam: I thought we'd already settled on the terms -- $1 million.
Amanda: Right. About that, there's been a slight change.
Adam: How slight?
Amanda: Oh, another 4 mil or so.
Adam: You want $5 million for this alibi?
Amanda: That is a small price to pay for your son's freedom, don't you think?
Amanda: You know what? I will take that drink now.
J.R.: I mean, think about my situation for a second, how many times I've been sucked back in.
Tad: Well, not anymore. That's why you're here, because you had the courage to stand up to Adam, to stand up for yourself.
J.R.: Yeah, right.
Tad: What's that supposed to mean? What happened? What's he done now?
J.R.: My father offered my freedom. He bought a judge and got him to agree to put me out on bail.
Tad: So what's the catch? I mean, it's -- it's Adam we're talking about here. There's got to be strings attached.
J.R.: No strings. It's more like a noose.
Babe: Mama, I am not trying to attack you.
Krystal: Oh, really? It sure sounds that way to me. And let's not forget how many times you've taken J.R. back over the years.
Babe: All right. But you know what? We're not talking about me right now.
Krystal: Oh, no, let's focus on me and what a holy mess I've made.
Babe: And how we're going to fix it, because we will fix it. All right, what did Adam say when you told him about the custody suit?
Krystal: I didn't tell him.
Babe: Why not?
Krystal: Well, because when Adam gets angry, he fights dirty. Let's not forget, when he found out that Tad was the baby's father, he burned the guy's house down. Lord knows what he's going to do this time around.
Babe: Ok, Mama -- Mama, are you hearing yourself? Tad is not the only one who doesn't trust Adam. You don't trust him, either.
Adam: $5 million? That's extortion.
Amanda: I call it payback. When I was kidnapped with J.R. in his lame attempt to scam you, he promised me a payout of $5 million. I'm here to collect.
Adam: Yeah. I'm afraid I'm all tapped out.
Amanda: I don't believe that for one second. I thought you loved your son. I guess I was wrong.
Adam: If you want to get even one red cent from me, you will give me the evidence, and I will be the judge of what it's worth.
Amanda: You know, you are really sexy, Adam, when you play hardball. Hmm. You know, I am starting to see where J.R. Gets it.
Adam: Show me what you've got or get out.
Amanda: Ooh, yes, sir.
D.J.'s voice: And we're coming to you live from the arena where Genghis Tron is playing their one sold-out area appearance. The concert is about to start, and the crowd is getting crazy.
Amanda's voice: J.R., turn that off.
J.R.'S voice: Hello. What are you doing over there?
Amanda's voice: What do you think the camera's for? It's November 15, 2007.
J.R.: I still can't remember a damn thing from that night. As long as I can't remember --
Tad: You're stuck here, I get it. Let's go back. Tell me about the noose that daddy dearest has hanging over your head.
J.R.: I have to be released into his custody. Under house arrest at the mansion.
Tad: He never stops. Don't you see that? He never quits. He's engineered it so you're trapped.
J.R.: Yeah, trapped in here, or trapped in the mansion.
Tad: They're not the same. As far as I'm concerned, I'm your father every bit as much as he is. Don't ask me to support the idea of you moving back into that house. It's like asking me to put a glass of scotch in your hand. I can't do it.
J.R.: It's sort of the same thing, isn't it? Ok, I have to stay in here, because I can't go head-to-head with my father? You know, I can take on my father. Whatever he throws at me, I can throw right back at him.
Tad: Normally yes. You're a good man. You're a fine man, but let's not forget, you just fell off the wagon.
J.R.: Like I can forget that? Look, I know that I haven't been on top of my game lately.
Tad: Which leads us to the question -- are you trying to take on your father because you believe you can, or simply because you want to get the hell out of here?
J.R.: Oh -- all I was supposed to do was, you know, dangle some nonexistent embryos in her face. You know, a little blackmail. She was supposed to take it and pass off the Fusion stock to me.
Amanda: Well, I think we've answered that question, haven't we?
Adam: Well, wait a minute. That's -- that's supposed to get my son out of prison? It's a laundry list of his transgressions.
Amanda: Except it has proof that he was with me at the time Zach was hit.
Adam: Oh, yeah? Why? Because your voice is on the -- on the video? No. No, and the time stamp? No, no. Those are easily altered. They will never stand up in court.
Amanda: You were obviously not listening very well, Adam. The D.J. in the background -- he was talking about a one-night, sold-out concert that was about to begin. Scheduled start time, 7:30. Yeah. Right about the time police think that Zach was mowed down.
Adam: Yeah, why, you little -- withholding evidence from the police. You're as demented as your wack-job mother, Janet.
Amanda: Uh-uh-uh. I would play nice if I were you, Adam.
Adam: All the time my son was rotting away in a prison cell, you knew he was innocent.
Amanda: Innocent? Of this particular crime, yeah. What about all the rest?
Adam: You are a viper. Torturing my son for your own amusement.
Amanda: "Torturing"? Like you and J.R. tortured me and my mother? The Chandlers have basically ruined my life, made it hell, and I am finally on top.
Adam: Really? Well, don't -- don't forget, lady, that being on top means that it's a long, long way down!
Amanda: Hmm. You see? There you go with the disrespect again. But you know what? I don't give a damn. J.R. can rot in hell for all I care. And if there is any justice, you will end up in a cell right next to him. Delete. Ah. Bye-bye, alibi.
Aidan: Hey. I got you a sandwich.
Kendall: Thanks, but I don't need a last meal.
Aidan: Kendall, turning yourself in now would be pointless.
Kendall: Aidan, you were the one who insisted I come clean.
Aidan: Yeah, to me, all right? Because I needed to hear it. But the cops don't. Look, I know -- I know you made a promise to God, and you're thinking that something horrible is going to happen if you back out, but it's not
Kendall: Yes, yes. Aidan, I promised that if Spike came through the surgery, I would do the right thing.
Aidan: I hate to break it to you, Kendall, but if you march into that police station baring your soul, it's not going to change a damn thing.
Kendall: Are you kidding me? Yes, Aidan. Yes, it would. It would change everything for Greenlee. What is wrong with you? Don't you want to help her get out of whatever hell she's in?
Greenlee: Mmm. This is heaven, Zach. This is just what we needed.
Zach: "We," huh? Don't get me in the middle of this.
Greenlee: Hey, you don't know what you're missing. Come on, don't -- don't waste this water.
Zach: What I don't want to waste is time to get out of here. Get dressed. Let's get back to work.
Greenlee: Zach -- do us both a favor and rinse off. Seriously, don't you want to be clean and fresh when we get out of here?
Zach: All I want is to get out of here.
Greenlee: Hey, what are you doing? I haven't even gotten to my feet yet.
Zach: Keep the dust from flying around.
Greenlee: Yeah, so? Because?
Zach: Because we don't know how long we're going to be here.
Greenlee: Oh. Right, so hope for the best, but prepare for the worst?
Zach: Something like that.
Greenlee: So we don't end up like Sticks over there.
J.R.: I'm in this cell because I wanted my son to be proud of his father, right?
J.R.: So hiding from my father is not a lesson that I want Little A to learn.
Tad: But being manipulated by him is?
J.R.: I have to do this, Tad. Now, how much worse could it get?
Tad: I just don't want to see him take you down again.
J.R.: I won't let him.
Amanda: So, is this how you freak out? Or is it true -- do you actually have venom in your veins?
Amanda: I just erased J.R.'s alibi.
Adam: Oh, I'm sorry. This is where I was supposed to pretend that that was the only copy, is that right? Yes, well -- I really pegged you as being much smarter than that, Amanda. Was I wrong?
Adam: I didn't think so.
Amanda: The price stands at 5 million. Take it or leave it.
Babe: Ok, Mama, just think about it from Tad's perspective. He saw Adam holding his little baby girl, the same man who -- who left you on the floor and kidnapped Jenny.
Krystal: That's enough, all right? I will not allow some pigheaded man to dictate who my baby and I spend time with.
Babe: "Some man"? Mama, Tad is Jenny's father. And you think she only belongs to you?
Kendall: Yeah, Ryan, he is still sleeping like a champ. Ok, I'll call you the second he wakes up. Bye.
[Kendall hangs up her phone]
Kendall: Aren't you going to yell at me?
Aidan: For what?
Kendall: For insinuating that you don't want to help Greenlee.
Aidan: Kendall, you know I do, all right? I want Greenlee out of whatever mess that she's in. Ok? But I don't think that confessions and deals with God is going to make that happen.
Kendall: Isn't that how it works? I mean, you ask God for a favor, and then in return, you do a good deed. Don't do that. Don't look at me like I'm some kind of nut.
Aidan: Do you honestly think that Greenlee would want you separated from Spike and Ian? She didn't want you behind bars. All she ever wanted, Kendall, was your love, and for Spike to be ok.
Kendall: Well, thank God that last wish came true.
Aidan: So stop worrying about the rest, will you? All right? And be grateful for that. Your kids need you now more than ever. Anyway, who knows if --
Kendall: Who knows if what?
Aidan: Nothing. Nothing.
Kendall: No, Aidan, who knows if what? If -- if we'll ever find Zach and Greenlee? You've given up hope, haven't you? You think we're too late.
Greenlee: I smell like daisies. You must be so jealous. Zach? Zach, why don't you stop and take a breather?
Zach: There's no time for a breather.
Greenlee: All we got is time. It's not like we're going anywhere.
Zach: Well, that's my point. We got to keep working while --
Greenlee: Yeah, just go ahead and say it. While we're still alive.
Adam: I'll get my checkbook.
Amanda: Uh-uh. I want a wire transfer. Oh, and I'll have to testify, so don't get any ideas about making me go "poof."
Adam: The police will want to know why you didn't come forward sooner.
Amanda: Woman scorned. They've seen it a million times. And you know what? Now that I think about it, this scorned woman would like some interest on that 5 million.
Adam: Oh. Don't push. The bank's closed.
Amanda: I'm not talking about money.
Adam: Well, what else could you possibly want?
Amanda: J.R.'s yacht. I know you have the papers. All it takes is a signature.
Adam: I'll arrange the transfer.
Amanda: Now would be good.
Tad: You're going to take your father's deal, aren't you?
J.R.: I'll call Livia. She'll call my dad.
Tad: Which means you should be home by dinner.
J.R.: I can only imagine what you're thinking.
Tad: No, you can't. I'm proud of you. I'll support you, no matter what you do. Especially since you're just trying to do the best you can for your son, the same way I'm trying to do the best I can for my daughter.
Krystal: I do not think I own Jenny. I don't.
Babe: Look, Mama, I know my father wasn't around when I was growing up, and you never learned how to share me, because you didn't have to. But with Jenny, you do.
Krystal: Look, I have been trying --
Babe: And it's not that easy, is it, Mama? Tad has just as much a say in Jenny's life as you do, and he doesn't want to share her with Adam. I'm sorry, but -- but he shouldn't have to.
Krystal: I know what Adam did was wrong. Horribly, terribly wrong. But when I'm with him --
Babe: It feels right.
Amanda: It's all in my account? Fantastic, thank you. It has been a pleasure doing business with you, Adam. In fact, I think this is the most fun I've ever had in this house. And believe me, I've had a lot of fun in here.
Adam: Yes, well, you can spare me the sordid details. Just get off my property.
Amanda: Done and done.
Adam: What are you waiting for? The door is right there.
Amanda: Aren't you forgetting something, sailor?
[Adam goes to his safe, takes out the deed, signs it, and hands it to Amanda]
Amanda: Ah, my first yacht.
[Amanda blows Adam a kiss]
Adam: Greedy little trollop.
Adam: Yeah, Adam Chandler. Oh, yes. He took the deal? He's on his way home? Thank you, Livia. Thank you. It's wonderful news.
Greenlee: We're down to our last flashlight battery.
Greenlee: Food's gone. Water's gone. Air is almost gone, but, hey, I smell good, and that's what's important. And I got someone to talk to. Right, Sticks? I'm not alone-- oh, my God! Oh!
Adam: Tell Lucretia that she's to make all of J.R.'s favorites. This is going to be a very special feast, indeed.
Housekeeper: Yes, Mr. Chandler.
Adam: Amanda, you're just as ditzy as your mother. I would have paid a lot more than 5 million for this. You can't put a price tag on your son's love and loyalty.
Officer: First, I take you to Processing for release. Then a uniformed officer will take you home.
J.R.: My father's home. I don't live there.
Officer: You do now.
Tad: Just remember -- Adam can't take you down unless you let him.
J.R.: The same goes for you.
Krystal: Thank you, sugar. I don't know what I'd do without you.
Babe: Well, luckily, you'll never have to find out. Are you sure you'll be ok if I leave you?
Krystal: Yeah, no, no, no --
Babe: I just have to run some errands.
Krystal: No, I know you -- you got to go. You got a life to -- to take care of, too, so go ahead.
Babe: Listen, I love you, Mama.
Krystal: I love you, too. Ok.
Krystal: Oh. I know -- me, too, baby. Me, too. Mama's got to make some noise. It's ok, sugar doll. It's ok. Mama's just doing what she feels in her heart.
Tad: Where do you think you're taking my daughter?
Adam: Ah. Good, thank you, Officer, for bringing my son home.
Officer: I'm just going to need your signature.
Adam: Ah, yes. Yes, of course.
Adam: There you go.
Officer: Thank you.
J.R.: Why do I feel like my life just got signed away?
Adam: No. Nonsense. You're home, son, where -- where you belong. In fact, I have some good news for you.
J.R.: Wait, I got some news for you, too.
Adam: Oh, all right.
J.R.: Yes, I may be living in your house, but this is not my home. I came to figure some things out. Like what happened to Zach when he went missing.
Adam: Yes, that's the news I --
J.R.: There will be no bonding, no "Chandler son against the world." I came here to play by my rules, not yours.
Adam: Yes, by all means. Do what you have to do. And you can trust me to stay completely uninvolved.
J.R.: Good. What's your news?
Adam: Oh, that can wait till later. Hey, I want you to get settled in. By the way, would you -- would you stop on your way upstairs and drop this in the vault? It's good to have you back, son.
Aidan: The kid's tough. Just like his mom.
Kendall: Oh, no, Aidan, don't you do that. Don't change the subject, especially not by buttering me up. We've known each other way too long. Now, if you think that it's too late -- if you've given up on finding Zach and Greenlee, I deserve to know, Aidan.
Aidan: I've waited my whole life for her. For Greenlee. And it's been a hell of a journey to get here. But here I am. I found her, or she found me -- I don't know. It doesn't matter. The point is, Kendall, it can't be too late. It can't. Because it only just started.
Kendall: My God. You really do love her.
Aidan: It's not going to end, all right? Not like this.
Kendall: I need that sandwich now. I'm starving.
Kendall: We will find them. We will. Come here.
Greenlee: I saw it, Zach. I saw it move.
Zach: Bones are settling. There's no ghosts down here, no afterlife, so just relax and take a breather.
Greenlee: No, no, it's -- I'm just so sick of thinking about death and -- and starvation and suffocation and being --
Zach: Then think of something else, can you do that?
Greenlee: Yeah. Yeah, I'm just going to --
Greenlee: I'm going to think about something else -- that's exactly what I need to do.
Zach: What are you looking for?
Greenlee: Um -- the love letters. Where are the love letters? Because if I get my mind off of this nightmare, I just -- I'm going to need a good old-fashioned love story.
Zach: All right, just read it quietly.
Greenlee: Oh, my God! Ow!
Zach: What? What happened?
Greenlee: Ow! Something bit me! Oh -- oh -- oh, my God, there's a snake!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Tad: Krystal, you can go, but Jenny's staying.
Krystal: You don't want to do this, Tad.
Kendall (to Ryan): Don't look at me like I'm a widow.
Zach: We'll have to get the poison out.
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