All My Children Transcript Monday 12/17/07
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Tad: What the hell do you think you're doing? You're not welcome here.
Adam: Really? I think you'll be a little more hospitable when you find out what I'm about.
Tad: Well, I doubt it. Unless you're here to tell me you're moving to New Zealand, I could care less.
Adam: It's about your daughter. I think I have some information on where she is.
Tad: Good for you. My daughter's right there, Adam. And right there is where my daughter is going to stay.
Adam: Not Jenny. Your other daughter, the one you had with Dixie, the one you've never seen. How would you like it if I helped you find Kate?
Jack: Come on in.
Jack: Hey, you.
Julia: Hey. Hey, I hope you don't mind Kathy and me stopping by.
Jack: Not at all.
Julia: Well, we have an invitation to deliver.
Jack: How nice.
Julia: And also, we wanted to find out how Lily is doing.
Jack: Oh, here she is.
Lily: I was afraid that the person that I wanted to be my boyfriend -- Richard -- was going to murder someone. But he's not going to be my boyfriend anymore, and Jonathan says he's not killing anyone --
Julia: Oh --
Lily: So I'm doing much better.
Jack: Ok, um -- Kathy? How would you like a candy cane?
Kathy: Thank you.
Jack: You're welcome.
Julia: I'm really glad that you're feeling better. And how about you? Any news on Greenlee yet?
Ryan: Spike's deafness wasn't caused by the car accident?
Joe: Yeah. What we found during the surgery was the -- the condition was preexisting and degenerative. Spike would be deaf accident or no accident.
Erica: Joe? Are you trying to say that Greenlee is not responsible?
Quentin: What's down there? Anything?
Aidan: Water, iced over. It's an abandoned well. There's no nicks, no scrapes -- nothing to indicate that anyone has fallen in.
Quentin: Is there any way to tell if there's anything beneath the ice?
Aidan: What do you mean, like -- like bodies?
Zach: You sure you heard something?
Greenlee: Yeah, yeah, positive. It was right there.
Zach: What'd it sound like?
Greenlee: Uh -- I don't know. It was -- oh, my God, water! Oh, my God! Where is it coming from?
Zach: I don't know -- a well? Let me check.
Greenlee: Oh, my God! Zach, we have to stop it!
Zach: Ok --
Greenlee: Oh, no! Oh, no!
Erica: Joe? How can Greenlee not be the reason Spike's deaf? It happened right after the accident.
Joe: I know, and we all assumed that was the cause, but actually, I was just saying the cause was chromosomal mutation. His deafness was inevitable.
Ryan: Ok, but, wait a minute, wait a minute. "Chromosomal" -- does that mean that our other children are possibly at --
Joe: No, no, no, neither of you are carriers. As I explained, the mutation was spontaneous.
Erica: Ok, I really don't understand this. The trauma of the accident?
Erica: The head injury?
Joe: Yeah, I know -- it's completely unrelated, yeah. So, I'll look in on Spike later on and certainly, if there are any questions you have, just give me a call.
Ryan: Ok, thank you, Joe. We will, we'll give you a call.
Kendall: Thank you. All this time, and it wasn't Greenlee? Oh, my God -- what have I done?
Erica: Oh, come -- honey, there was no way you could've known.
Kendall: No, I -- I -- I tried to forgive Greenlee so many times and every time that she apologized to me, the one thing that I couldn't get past was -- was Spike being deaf.
Erica: She kidnapped your child. She hurt your child.
Kendall: Yes, but, Mom, that's the reason why I hated her -- because my son was deaf.
Ryan: And she has no idea that it wasn't her fault.
Kendall: I ruined Greenlee's life for nothing and now life is paying me back, and now I may never see Zach again.
Erica: Oh, honey, now wait a minute. One thing has nothing to do with the other.
Kendall: No, don't -- don't you get it, Mother? I'm the one who may have killed my husband.
Aidan: It's a good thing we didn't find anyone down there, Quentin.
Quentin: If that's the best news you've got in almost a month of searching -- desperate times, man.
Aidan: Hey, hey, don't. Don't talk like that. All right?
Quentin: Look, I'm just saying --
Aidan: Yeah, I know what you're saying. I don't want to hear it. The guy that sold me this place said that he saw someone wandering around here a few weeks ago. Now, his description didn't match you, but --
Quentin: Like I said, I haven't been camping here for a while. It wasn't me. This mystery trespasser -- do you think there's a tie-in with your girlfriend and Slater?
Aidan: Yeah -- I don't know. But anything's possible right now. I mean, I found a drum of paraphernalia -- drug paraphernalia buried --
Quentin: There's a --
Aidan: Out here on the property, so --
Quentin: There's a meth lab out here?
Aidan: Well, it looks that way. I mean, this guy that was wandering around -- maybe he was looking for his stash.
Quentin: So if Greenlee and Slater came along at the wrong time --
Aidan: There's no telling what they stumbled into.
Greenlee: We've got to climb out of here right now!
Zach: We can't do that right now.
Greenlee: Well, I don't know where it's coming from! What are we going to do?
Zach: We're going to make it stop, because if we don't --
Greenlee: We're not going to get out of here.
Julia: Kathy and I are having a tea at Wildwind, and we would really like for both of you to come.
Lily: Will there be any red or loud music there?
Julia: No, not at our party -- just friends enjoying themselves.
Jack: Hmm, sounds good to me. How about you?
Lily: I'd like to attend, thanks.
Julia: Ok. Here are the details. You know, Kathy lost her parents about this time last year.
Lily: My biological parents are dead, too.
Julia: Yeah, and I thought it might -- well, it might be nice for her to talk to you. She's keeping really quiet about it. But I think it would be good if she had a friend who understood what she's feeling.
Lily: Kathy? I made some sugar cookies -- do you want to help me put them in a box?
Lily: Ok, come with me.
Jack: You know, it never -- never dawned on me, the connection between those two.
Julia: Huh. You know, most kids this time of year are dreaming about Santa Claus and --
Julia: Presents, and Kathy's remembering her parents, how they died last Christmas and missing them. I just want to throw this party and help her get through the holidays and let her know she's loved.
Jack: Well, it's a tall order, Aunt Julia -- making the world right.
Julia: I wouldn't have it any other way. Kathy's the light of my life.
Tad: You honestly for one second think you can walk in here, dangle Kate in front of me like bait, so you and Krystal can come in and yank Jenny out from under me when I'm not ready for it, while -- while my guard is down? Is that what this is about?
Adam: I'd think you would jump at the chance to be reunited with your lost daughter.
Tad: No, you'd be right. But the fact is I have personal contacts all over the world trying to trace Kate. What makes you think you could do it?
Adam: Oh, Tad, Tad. You've wasted so many years underestimating me. What about all my sources -- you should know that by now. They are indescribable, they are mystical, they are unfathomable.
Tad: Oh, God, help me. Um -- ok, all right, I'll bite. Let's just pretend for a minute that I have -- that I care about anything you have to offer. You said "might." If you don't know Kate's location, what have you got?
Adam: A scent of which way to look, where to look.
Tad: I don't care enough to sit here and play with you. What have you got?
Adam: What have I got? You -- what, you going to think I'm going to give you my important information, my -- my -- my sources? My time? You're going to find little Kate, find your brat, and I'm left with nothing to show for it?
Tad: And what could you possibly want?
Adam: The custody suit. It's ridiculous. Drop it. And I guarantee, I'll find Kate for you.
Aidan: Good job. Listen -- you go north, I'll go south. You find anything out of place, you check it out. What?
Quentin: I'm in, whatever you want, but it's dark. It's been almost weeks. And we already searched this area.
Aidan: What, have you got a problem?
Quentin: No, but at the same point, maybe it's time you admit that your girlfriend and Slater aren't here. And maybe you're not going to find them anywhere alive.
Aidan: Yeah, that is your opinion, man.
Quentin: Look, I'm just talking odds and reality, man.
Aidan: Now, look, reality is I'm not going to stop until I find her, all right? I don't care whether it's hours, days, or weeks. I don't care -- I'm not going to stop. So if you're in, you're in. If you're out, you're out. I'm not bothered.
Quentin: I'm sorry, man. I was just trying to help.
Aidan: If you really want to help, you can drive into town and get some food, all right? There's a storm coming, and we're running out of supplies. Take the van. My keys are in my jacket pocket on the hook.
Quentin: Done. I hope I'm wrong.
Zach: Give me something!
Greenlee: Here, try this, try this. Try it.
Greenlee: Ok, you know what? Maybe if we just make the water go in a different direction like, um, reroute it, get some pipes. I'm going to look and you look. Oh, great -- this whole place is a mess! There's never -- there's no pipes. We're going to -- here, this should -- ah! Damn it!
Zach: Let me see your arm, let me see.
Greenlee: No, it's fine! It's fine!
Zach: Let me see --
Greenlee: Don't --
Zach: It's swollen up pretty good.
Greenlee: I don't care. It still works. Ow. What? What?
Zach: We got a problem.
Greenlee: Yeah, I know, but it's going to have to take a number.
Zach: If I keep digging, the floodgates are going to open. And if I don't, then --
Greenlee: There's no way out. It's over.
Erica: Kendall, you have to stop this. You did not kill Zach. And he's going to tell you that himself as soon as he's home.
Kendall: Yeah, but, Mom, if I hadn't have gone after Greenlee, none of this would've happened.
Erica: You had to go after Greenlee -- you saw her as a threat to your children. My goodness, you reacted as any mother would.
Ryan: What we do in the name of family can get a little bit out of control sometimes.
Kendall: I took this right over the edge.
Erica: Honey, listen to me. Even if Greenlee didn't cause Spike's deafness, you didn't make her run.
Kendall: I set her up.
Erica: Greenlee ran because she's guilty. She's guilty of kidnapping Spike, of nearly killing him. She's guilty of -- of Ian's premature birth, of all the months of struggle you've been through.
Kendall: You're right. I know -- I know all of that. But if Greenlee's guilty, then why do I feel so bad? Everything I did to Greenlee, all of that anger and the hate and the craziness -- it came from her unforgivable crime. She made Spike deaf, ok? That's what I thought, and I wanted her to pay. But now --
Erica: "Now" changes nothing. You did what you did to protect your children.
Ryan: Look, we all did things -- I had Greenlee followed 24 hours a day, all right? We all made it impossible for her to take a breath without remembering how much we hate her.
Erica: Listen, I think you are both forgetting how much Greenlee earned that hate.
Ryan: You know what? What's important right now is that we let go of the blame, we let go of all this hate, and we focus on what's really important, and what's important right now is finding Greenlee and finding Zach.
Kendall: Wait, wait, Ryan, wait. Where are you going?
Ryan: I'm going to go tell Aidan. I think he deserves to know.
Kendall: No, Ryan, listen to me. Listen to me, ok? Greenlee is a fugitive because of me, all right? It has to come from me. Ok, please, let me go -- please.
Ryan: All right, but be careful out there, all right? The storm's coming. Ok?
Kendall: Thank you. Will you please take care of my sons?
Ryan: I will.
Erica: Bye. Careful, honey.
Ryan: You know, you can take off, too, if you want. I'll wait here till Josh shows up -- that is, if you want to go tell Jack the news that Joe told us.
Erica: Thank you.
Tad: J.R. is going to be thrilled when he finds out that you're trying to find his little sister.
Adam: Passably clever, Martin -- invoking J.R. like that. Unfortunately, I'm doing this for Krystal. This custody suit is tearing her apart, and I'm not going to stand for it.
Tad: Well, then why don't you do her a favor and get out of her life?
Adam: I'm trying to help you.
Tad: The hell you are. You're doing what you always do -- you're trying to help yourself. You think you can walk in here and get me to trade one daughter for another? I don't care how you window-dress it, Chandler -- you're still selling babies. You don't regret anything, you haven't learned anything. Nothing's changed at all.
Jack: Hey, you two, there's hot chocolate in the kitchen when you're ready, ok?
Lily: His mouth is almost turning up -- it hasn't done that for a long time.
Lily: I think my dad has a lot to worry about.
Kathy: I think Aunt Julia worries about me, too.
Lily: Seems like a practical thing for parents to do, but what we should do is just keep doing what we're doing, because it makes them the most comfortable when we're busy. Do you want to go get the hot chocolate now?
Julia: So, have you been out to the place that Aidan thinks Greenlee disappeared?
Jack: I'm out there every day, working with one of the search teams, hounding all my contacts at the police and the FBI, Even Interpol, for that matter. It's like she vanished into thin air.
Julia: You know, you're a good dad, Jackson. Has anyone ever told you that?
Jack: Well, I'm not sure I know that. I'll tell you what I do know -- having one child gone makes you want to hold the others all the closer to you. You know, we'll -- we'll hang stockings, and we'll wrap presents and sing carols, but mostly we'll pray for Greenlee to come walking through that door -- or down the chimney, for that matter, just as long as she's home for Christmas.
Julia: Don't give up hope. This is the season for miracles.
Greenlee: Now what?
[Zach groans, sighs]
Zach: Might as well put it to some good use, huh?
Greenlee: Yeah? Do you think that water's drinkable?
Zach: We'll find out -- just let it settle. Oh.
Greenlee: So, this, um -- oh -- this horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Why the long face?" Ok, come on -- I know you've heard it a million times, but it's funny.
Zach: Oh, I'm not in the mood for funny.
Greenlee: Yeah? Well, one cannibal says to another, "Does this clown taste funny to you?" Oh. Jeez, Zach -- I had a better audience the last time I was stuck in a hole and it was just me then. Hey, Zach? What do you call a pony with a sore throat? A little horse.
Aidan: Ah. What are you doing here, Kendall?
Kendall: I had to find you. I -- I saw the light.
Aidan: There's a storm coming, all right? So go home.
Kendall: No, Aidan, I have to tell you something. It's about Greenlee.
Kendall: Look, it's freezing out here. Can we go back inside, please -- go back to the house?
Aidan: Come on, then. Let's go.
Erica: I didn't mean to intrude.
Lily: These cookies are for you. I decorated them myself.
Erica: Oh. Thank you, Lily. I -- I heard that you weren't feeling well. I would have certainly come much sooner if I had only known. So, how are you feeling now?
Lily: I'm much better. There are 13 cookies in that box. They're a baker's dozen, but I don't know what that means.
Erica: You know what? I don't know what that means, either. Do you know what that means, Kathy? No? But it doesn't matter, because I'm going to eat every single one of them. Thank you. Thank you very much. Uh -- is -- is that tea?
Jack: No, it's actually hot chocolate.
Erica: Oh. Looks delicious.
Jack: I'll get you a mug. Excuse me.
Erica: Thank you. So, has Jack hired you to help take care of Lily?
Julia: No. Um -- Kathy and I just stopped by to see how Lily was doing.
Erica: Oh, well, that's very nice of you to take such an interest in our daughter.
Julia: Oh, Lily's great.
Julia: And so is Jack. I really enjoy spending time with him. And Lily. And -- um -- I mean -- I mean, not that there's anything -- you know --
Erica: Oh -- oh, between you and Jack? No, of course not. That's ridiculous.
Jack: Here you go.
Erica: Thank you.
Julia: Why don't I go get us some cookies to go with that?
Jack: You going to tell me why you're here?
Erica: Uh -- good news. Really good news. About Greenlee. I spoke with Joe. You know that Spike had his surgery.
Erica: And, Jack, it turns out that -- that Spike's hearing loss has nothing to do with the car accident. That Spike's deafness is not Greenlee's fault at all.
Julia: Oh, my God.
Aidan: Ah. It's bad weather out there.
Kendall: Have you turned --
Aidan: And it's going to get worse.
Kendall: Have you found out anything new yet?
Aidan: Well, today, we found this abandoned --
Kendall: Wait, wait -- "we"?
Aidan: Yeah. We. That fire I told you about belonged to this guy called Quentin. He's helping me with the search. We found this abandoned well.
Kendall: Do you think that -- that Zach and Greenlee could have fallen into it?
Aidan: I don't think so. The ice was pretty thick, and I didn't see any --
Aidan: Listen, what's this about Greenlee? And why have you driven all the way out here before an ice storm?
Kendall: Um -- Aidan, it seems that we were wrong about Greenlee and Spike, about her making him deaf.
Aidan: What do you mean?
Kendall: Joe just told us that Spike's deafness was from natural causes. It had nothing to do with the accident. Aidan, I'm sorry, ok? I feel terrible. I feel terrible about this. It was the timing of everything, the -- the accident, and then -- and then Spike's deafness came right after that. Listen to me. I regret every single thing I did to Greenlee, all of it. You have no idea.
Aidan: Kendall, after all these months? I can't believe it. You set up Greenlee for something that wasn't her fault! And that's all you got to say? You really are a piece of work, you know that?
Kendall: I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Aidan.
Aidan: You're sorry? I have to find Greenlee. She has to know that she's not to blame.
Greenlee: Hey, you! With the bones over there -- you've been awfully quiet tonight. If you don't like the act, you could at least give me a hand for this fabulous hairdo.
Zach: Now, that's funny.
Greenlee: Wow. We got a heckler.
Zach: I said it was funny.
Greenlee: Well, see, then you're supposed to laugh.
Zach: I'm a professional. I don't laugh. I've auditioned millions of comedians. I know funny.
Greenlee: Zach, it's ok. Just admit it. You don't have a sense of humor.
Zach: Did you hear about the red boat and the blue boat that collided? Both crews were marooned.
Adam: All right, stop it with the sermon, ok? All right, fine -- I'm offering you a service that nobody else can provide.
Tad: I know. Bartering one baby for another. See, this is exactly why I am suing for custody.
Adam: Why are you being so difficult?
Tad: Because you just got finished apologizing for trying to sell Jenny. Now you want to trade for her?
Adam: I'm trying to give you another one of your children.
Tad: By handing her over to you? What self-respecting father would want his daughter to grow up in the home run by a man who thinks the answer for losing one child is to swap it out with another?
Adam: All right, unlike you, I don't make it a habit to losing my children.
Tad: You never got the chance. They leave you first. J.R. moved out, Colby moved out. Skye and Hayley left town. The only way you're getting J.R. back into your so-called "home" is under house arrest.
Adam: Well, at least I know where they are. All right, fine. You would rather insult me than get your child back? Fine. Your choice.
Josh: Well, Spike and Ian are sleeping -- out like babies. Thanks for hanging with them till I got home.
Ryan: Yeah, no problem. What, did you bring the whole office home with you?
Josh: Well, somebody's got to get things done. Just can't wait for Zach to show his face so I can get my life back.
Ryan: Yeah, we all want Zach home.
Josh: But you don't think it's going to happen?
Ryan: Zach and Greenlee have been missing a month now. A month. And as much as I want a miracle -- I just think that we should start preparing Kendall for the possibility that Zach isn't coming home.
Aidan: Greenlee is a fugitive because of you! You used your son's deafness as a free pass to torture her, didn't you? But that's not all you did. You rallied up the troops and you hit her from all sides!
Kendall: Listen, I admit, it was out of control, ok?
Aidan: Listen, if you hadn't have been so dead set on revenge, if you would have considered that you were wrong, Greenlee would be home, safe on a night like tonight! But, hey, why stop and think, when you can just jump right in and attack blindly, right? That's always worked so well for you before. Greenlee's out there somewhere. I need to find her, and she needs to know the truth.
Kendall: I'll leave.
Aidan: Yeah. You know what? That's a good idea. Get out -- now!
Erica: I know it's a shock.
Jack: My daughter has been through hell. Everyone blamed her -- her friends -- her co-workers turned on her. I mean, she couldn't even show her face. Walking out her front door was an act of courage.
Erica: We're going to make this right, Jack.
Jack: And now she's out there, who the hell knows where. She's a fugitive hunted by the police. She could be lost out there. She could be hurt. She -- she could be dead because of this. Huh -- and now, you tell me that it's not true?
Erica: It's not true. I am so sorry. It's horrible, Jack. But I'm not going anywhere. We will get through this together. You shouldn't be alone.
Jack: I'm not alone. I have my family.
Adam: Do you think I'm stupid enough to give you a hint so you can do an end run and find Kate before us? No, no, we have a deal. The deal is I find her, and you show your appreciation.
Tad: By dropping the custody suit.
Adam: Mm-hmm. Do we have a deal? Ha, ha. You see? There's the difference between you and me. There's a child out there, a child that you have never seen, within your grasp, and you are so damn full of yourself that you won't get off your high horse and take one foot -- put one foot in the dirt to help her.
Tad: Now who's preaching?
Adam: If I had a child out there, and somebody offered me that help to save her, I would do anything in the world to bring her home.
Tad: Including sacrificing another child that you love?
Adam: We are not asking you to sacrifice Jenny. We're only asking that you don't rip her out of her mother's arms. Yeah. Look, I promise you something, mister. You're never going to find Kate without me.
Lily: Julia was in a really big hurry. I need some more ribbon.
Erica: I -- I should be going. Jack -- I certainly didn't mean to upset you. I really thought that this -- this good news -- I'm sorry. You know, there was a time when I was your family, too.
Adam: Oh! Kathy. I was just thinking about you. Merry Christmas, Kathy. I hope Santa brings you everything you want.
Tad: Yeah, Ben, listen, it's me. There's something new out there about Kate.
Tad: I don't know, but whatever it is, we're going to find out. I want you to put everything you got out there and try to track her down. Just do it, all right? I got a feeling about this. Hi. Hi.
Kathy: Come to my party.
Josh: You really don't think Zach's coming back?
Ryan: I don't -- I don't know what I think. I'm just trying to be realistic about this. Every day that goes by where we don't find them -- I mean, the chances just go down. That's all I'm saying.
Josh: Yeah, but Greenlee and Zach may not even be together.
Ryan: True. Which might explain why we haven't found Greenlee yet, because she's a fugitive, and as far as she's concerned, if we do find her, she'll go right to jail, but that doesn't explain why we haven't found Zach yet. The way he loves Kendall, the way he loves the boys. Knowing that Ian was coming home for Thanksgiving, knowing that Spike was having the surgery -- he would never miss that. He would spin the world backwards if he could to come home to Kendall and the boys.
Josh: So what -- what do we do?
Ryan: We stay strong, and we pick Kendall up when she needs it, and we help her with the kids, and we try to put some life back in her eyes. That's all we can do. Hey, she's going to need us, Josh. She's going to need all of us.
Greenlee: Who would've known? There is a sense of humor in there.
Zach: Yeah, back at you.
Greenlee: Yeah, well, I got lots of hidden talent.
Greenlee: Too bad they're all going to stay hidden now. Like I was learning to cook. I was actually going to ask you for your snake kebab recipe.
Greenlee: How long do you think we really have?
Zach: Well, I don't know. I'm sure we got at least the rest of our lives.
Kendall: Aidan, I'm -- I really am so sorry.
Aidan: Just go.
Kendall: Oh, good. Wait, Aidan. What -- what are you doing?
Aidan: You can't drive home in that.
Kendall: I have to. Spike just got out of the hospital today from his surgery. He needs me.
Aidan: And how's Spike going to feel when he realizes his mom slid off the road in an ice storm, huh? Listen, I'm not too keen on a slumber party, either, Kendall. Wait for the storm to pass and then go home. I mean, you said that Ryan's with the boys, right?
Kendall: Yeah. Josh is with them, too. All right, ok. I'll call.
Kendall: Ryan, hey, it's Kendall. No, no, everything's ok. But the storm --
Ryan: It looks bad out there. I mean, it's not coming down yet.
Kendall: Yeah, well, it's a lot worse here. So I'm going to stay.
Ryan: All right. Well, Josh is here, and Annie and Emma might be coming by later, so, you know, we're good. Don't worry about us.
Kendall: Thank you. And thank Josh for me, too. And kiss the boys. Bye. All set.
Kendall: What are you doing?
Aidan: It's called sleep. You might want to get some. It's going to be a big day tomorrow.
Kendall: Aidan, I can take the chair.
Aidan: Oh. So I can listen to you complain all night? Because you're uncomfortable? I don't think so.
Kendall: Oh, my God -- Aidan, it's ok, I don't mind. I -- I can take the -- oh. Ok.
Kendall: Zach, where are you?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Annie: Burial or cremation, which one do you prefer, Richie?
Aidan: It's over!
Kendall: Don't say that. Don't even think it.
Aidan: Zach and Greenlee are not out there.
Zach (to Greenlee): We're running out of air.
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