All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/26/07
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["We Wish You a Merry Christmas" plays]
Adam: Married, huh? You and Krystal?
Colby: Get out.
Krystal: Look, I told you to let me handle this, Tad.
Babe: So it's true?
Adam: Married -- impossible.
Tad: No, actually, it was fairly easy -- and the next logical, right thing to do, now that we put the custody battle to bed. Look, fine, whatever. Never mind.
Adam: You keep pushing this joke, Martin, and you will regret it.
Myrtle: Oh --
Zach: Now I know I'm alive.
Myrtle: Oh, it's time you came back, you rascal. Don't -- don't ever vanish on me again.
Zach: I'm planning on sticking around.
Myrtle: Oh --
Zach: Come here.
Jack: Oh, thank God.
Joe: Everybody, if you'll all please step into the waiting area.
Jack: This is good, Joe.
Greenlee: No --
Aidan: Don't worry, don't worry. I'm not letting you go.
Jack: Oh, honey, nobody's going anywhere, believe me.
Aidan: You were slipping away, darling. But you fought your way back.
Greenlee: Because of you.
Myrtle: You had me mad with worry --
Myrtle: Not to mention your beautiful wife.
Zach: Two such beautiful women looking for me?
Myrtle: Oh --
Zach: How could I stay gone?
Myrtle: Don't you sweet-talk me. Just you promise to keep yourself safe!
Zach: Maybe I can do both.
Myrtle: Oh, darling, darling. Have a Merry Christmas, a Merry Christmas. And I'm off.
Zach: Wait, wait, wait, not so soon. Where's -- where's my competition?
Myrtle: Well, the chief in charge -- I'm going to church. And you need your rest.
Zach: All right, fair enough. Do me a favor.
Myrtle: I'll give him your thanks, along with mine.
Zach: Good. While you're doing that, put in a good word for a new friend.
Joe: Please, everyone, if you'll step into the waiting room so the team can work?
Erica: Oh, Joe, Joe?
Erica: Please, Jack has been so worried about his daughter.
Joe: Greenlee's vitals are improving. We want to make sure that she's stable, ok?
Aidan: Your eyes open again, your heart beating is -- is the best Christmas present I've ever had.
Annie: How bad?
Ryan: I -- I have no idea. It's not over? Tell me, please, that it's not over?
Aidan: Greenlee's going to be ok.
Ryan: Oh --
Annie: Oh, God. And what about Zach?
Aidan: Zach? Oh, come on, that man's too brutal to die.
Kendall: And, Zach, it really looked like the end for Greenlee. And Aidan actually talked her back to life.
Zach: Aidan, huh?
Zach: Must've been some talk.
Kendall: No, I'm -- no, I'm serious, I'm serious. Greenlee was gone --
Kendall: Yes, she was gone, she had no heartbeat. And then all of a sudden, her eyes popped open. That had to be a miracle.
Josh: Looks like miracle central today -- another one just popped in. Check this guy out.
Kendall: Hi. Ok, got him.
Kendall: All right, Spikey and I, we've really been talking you up to this guy.
Kendall: So you better -- you better make things go our way.
Zach: Come here.
Kendall: Here you go. Oh.
Zach: There he is.
Kendall: There's Daddy. Ok, so --
Kendall: What do you think?
Zach: It's my boy.
Adam: You will go to ridiculous extremes to annoy me.
Babe: Mama, you and Tad at the justice of the peace on Christmas Eve?
Colby: You're really married?
Adam: No, of course not. Why are you playing along with this -- this farce? Did you really think I'd buy it?
Tad: God, you are so pompous.
Adam: And you are an idiot who finds nothing better to do than indulge childish pranks.
Julia: Ok, kids, let's get some gloves and earmuffs.
Adam: Julia, you would be best to wait.
Ruth and Opal: Merry Christmas!
Opal: The Grandma Santas are here -- look at how he's looking at me!
Adam: Ah, the mother-in-laws are here. Perfect timing. Wonderful. Let me introduce you to the newlyweds -- Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Martin.
Ruth: Tad, did -- did you and Krystal really get married?
Tad: Last night.
Opal: Holy moly!
Ruth: Well, so sudden? I'm --
Adam: Yeah, before you get your nerves in a twist, let me inject an element of reality. Krystal cannot be married to Tad, because she's still legally married to me.
Tad: Wrong again.
Adam: Our divorce hasn't been finalized.
Krystal: Decree of divorce.
Adam: Yes, well, I'm getting rather tired and bored with this ridiculous charade. Is anyone else?
Colby: Dad, I think this is real.
Adam: Oh, it seems convincing, yes, but it's just like the other -- a few weeks ago. Tad was beating on his manly chest, claiming that Krystal was his woman! Nothing came of that.
Opal: Looks to me like something did.
Adam: No, that caveman act was just for show -- and so is this foolishness.
Tad: This isn't. This is a certificate of marriage. You take a good, long look at it. Tell me who's the fool now.
Kendall: Hey, little buddy.
Jack: Hey. Hey, there's that smile, that beautiful smile. I was afraid I'd never see it again.
Greenlee: Me, too.
Jack: Oh, sweetheart. A month is a long time -- too long. But here you are, incredibly back with us.
Greenlee: You're going to be sick of me soon enough.
Jack: No, no, no, no, no, no. That's never going to happen, never going to happen. My God, how'd you do it? I mean, you -- you panic in tight places, you were in a bomb shelter, a concrete box. Honey, how -- how'd you stay sane?
Aidan: I'm sorry, I couldn't wait.
Ryan: I hear Zach's doing great.
Annie: Well, what about you, Kendall? Are you holding up ok?
Josh: Is Ian getting his dad up to speed?
Kendall: Um -- yeah. We're -- we're all doing fine. Yeah, you know what? Can I just have a second alone, please?
Ryan: Oh, yeah, absolutely, absolutely.
Kendall: Thanks, thanks.
Jack: Aidan never, ever gave up on you. You're the reason my daughter's back with us, you know that?
Greenlee: He's my hero.
Aidan: Oh, come on, I'm no hero. I'm no hero, I'm just a stubborn bloke.
Jack: Yeah, well, thank God for your stubbornness, I'll tell you that. Listen, do you -- honey, do you want anything? I mean, are you -- are you hungry, thirsty? Anything you want -- anything you want, just name it, it's yours.
Aidan: Well, if you're going to make an offer like that, I'd go for an Italian sports car if I were you.
Erica: Honey, nobody is looking at you now. It's ok. You can let it all out now.
Kendall: Zach came back to me.
Erica: Yes, you knew he would. You never stopped believing.
Kendall: Yes, I did -- for one -- for one night.
Erica: Oh, one night of despair in a whole month of hope? That is meaningless. Look at me. You just take a deep breath, let it go.
Kendall: You know, this whole time, Zach was fighting just to stay alive.
Erica: And it's over now. Zach won. He won that fight.
Josh: Kendall set a place for you at Thanksgiving.
Zach: Thanksgiving -- that's when he came home, right?
Josh: Yes, right on schedule. He insisted on the turkey leg, too.
Zach: Yeah, that's my boy. Look how big he is.
Zach: You got so big.
Josh: See what you miss in a month? Don't worry, I got it all. Kendall made me record it for you -- not just Thanksgiving. Videos, snapshots -- you name it. Spike and Ian, day and night.
Zach: What, you were the on-call photographer? Was that your job?
Josh: More like live-in photographer.
Zach: You moved in?
Josh: Yeah, it's easier that way.
Zach: It's easier for Kendall and the boys, not easy for you.
Josh: And easier for me, too -- to be close.
Zach: You had my back for a long time with this guy. Had his back, too, since he took his first breath.
Josh: Well, it's impossible not to. I need more males in my family.
Zach: I know you put him into your heart.
Josh: Well, I've got a knack for spotting talent, and this guy -- this guy's going to be a star.
Zach: You're a good man.
Josh: Not particularly. I just happen to be your brother-in-law.
Zach: Uh-uh, not anymore. You're my brother now.
Adam: That was quite a Christmas present you sent me -- you eloping with Tad. What inspired you to do that -- as if I didn't know.
Krystal: You weren't supposed to find out this way.
Adam: It's all right. I understand -- he backed you into a corner. Strategically, this is a coup.
Krystal: This is not a game, Adam.
Adam: Are you kidding? This little strategy of yours makes Tad's, um, custody suit vanish overnight. So all you need to do is decide when and where you want to dump him, and you've got full custody of Jenny back.
Krystal: I am not dumping Tad. We are a family now.
Adam: Yes, well, how or where do I fit in this family?
Krystal: That's just it, Adam -- you don't.
Adam: What's happened to you? You -- you talk like you're -- you've been hypnotized.
Krystal: I was -- by you. But I've snapped out of it, Adam. Jenny is my first priority, and you are not a part of my life.
Adam: Ah, oh, God, you -- you are amazing! How deft, how facile. One -- one quick thrust, and I'm killed, I'm dead. Congratulations, lady.
Krystal: Oh, God.
Adam: Yeah, congratulations.
Krystal: Look, you sailed into here with some kind of news. Now, tell me what it is.
Adam: I -- um -- I came in with some information for Tad, but it's -- huh -- definitely not important now.
Julia: You want to make an X? Make an X right there, we'll play ticktacktoe. Right there.
Ruth: Oh, what an adorable Christmas cookie.
Opal: Oh, isn't that cute?
Tad: Knock it off.
[Tad tosses cookie]
Tad: You're not kidding anybody. Let her rip.
Opal: Hmm, the only thing that's going to be ripped today is the wrapping off the gifts.
Ruth: Mm-hmm. Policy decision -- no serious issues on Christmas Day.
Opal: That's right.
Tad: Well, hallelujah.
Tad: May the peace and goodwill last until well into New Year's.
Ruth: Don't get carried away.
Opal: Not any more than you already have.
Tad: Issues. I'm -- I'm hearing issues. No issues discussed on Christmas Day?
Opal: Shortest day of the year.
Zach: That? Is that what you mean right here, this?
Josh: Yeah, that's what I'm talking about -- his little half grin.
Josh: See? There's --
Zach: There's your half grin.
Zach: Oh, look who's here. Your big brother's here. Come on, come over, I've been missing you.
Annie: We're coming in.
Zach: How's he doing? Does it hurt?
Ryan: No, I don't think it does hurt anymore.
Zach: Hey, little man.
Annie: Look who it is. Oh!
Zach: Look at us -- we're a pair, huh? You got a bandage, I got a bandage. What a mess we are, because we're a family. Oh, goodness. Over here.
Josh: Zach and Spike are comparing head wounds.
Kendall: I can't thank you enough for propping me up -- you and Mom.
Josh: Well, Kendall, you didn't need that much propping.
Kendall: Yes, I did. I was a mess. But you always knew what I needed. I never had to ask. I'll never forget that.
Erica: Sure you will.
Kendall: Maybe. Ok, come here. See ya.
Josh: You know, your eyes go all soft when you look at Kendall.
Erica: And Bianca -- and you.
Josh: Is it a mother thing?
Erica: Yeah, it's a mother thing. Fathers can feel it, too, though.
Annie: Hi. Rachael Ray here.
Tad: This is ridiculous. If you're dragging me out here trying to give me "the talk," you're two decades late -- my dad's got it covered.
Julia: All right, well, did Joe tell you that when you got married, it was supposed to be for love?
Tad: We did get married for love. Julia, we both love Jenny.
Julia: Do you think that's enough?
Tad: Of course, it's enough, it's more than enough. Krystal and I, we'd do anything we had to for our daughter. I think you, more than anybody, should understand that.
Adam: Do you really think a piece of paper is going to keep us apart?
Krystal: I made a commitment to Tad, and I plan to honor it.
Adam: In lieu of the commitment you made to me. What about when the fire is in your blood -- and you call, and we meet, and we make love.
Krystal: No, no, that is not going to happen, Adam. I've changed.
Adam: Yeah, so it seems. But I think -- foolishly perhaps -- that I am branded right there in your heart. Deny it if you can.
Krystal: I don't deny that you have a piece of my heart, Adam. But you're not the only one.
Adam: No. No, no, no. There's a lot of room in your heart for a lot of love --
Krystal: Look, that heart is scarred! And as much as I would like to forget, as much as I would like to forgive you, I will never, ever forgive you for taking my baby away from me.
Jack: Well, it didn't really sink in until she ordered a strawberry smoothie, but my daughter's going to be ok. Well, thank you so much for your prayers -- no, prayers add up. And Merry Christmas to you, too. Yeah, you bet. All right, bye-bye.
Livia: Prayers do add up, you're right.
Jack: Hey, Livia, come here.
Livia: How are you?
Jack: Oh, thanks for coming.
Lily: Well, Colby must be very excited to hear that Greenlee and Zach are going to be ok.
Sean: Oh, my God, I forgot to tell her. Hold on.
Emma: This is for you.
Zach: Is it for me? Wow. Should I open it now or later?
Zach: Ok. Can you help me?
Annie: Sure, sure. Let's help Uncle Zach, huh? Oh, my goodness.
Zach: Wow, look at that.
Emma: You almost missed Christmas. How come?
Zach: I got lost -- a long way from home. Look at that -- exactly what I needed. Thank you, Santa. Santa really knows what he's doing, huh?
Emma: Were you scared when you were lost?
Zach: Yeah, I was scared -- until I remembered the trick.
Emma: "The trick"?
Zach: Yeah. You want me to tell you what it is? All right. Whenever you feel afraid, you just close your eyes and imagine you're home, surrounded by people that care about you. And then, just like magic, all the fear disappears, because you're surrounded by people that love you.
Krystal: You left me alone, in labor.
Adam: I knew there were people in the house.
Krystal: Oh, bull, Adam, you didn't care.
Adam: No, that's not true. It -- it broke my heart.
Krystal: Oh, really? I was writhing in pain on the floor, and you walked out.
Adam: I knew you'd get help, and you did.
Krystal: Oh, really? And what about Jenny? What was supposed to happen to her? You gave her to strangers, I was never supposed to see her again!
Adam: I was in such pain. I was -- I was out of my mind.
Krystal: No -- you were just Adam.
Adam: I -- I don't think you really believe that.
Krystal: You are who you are, and you'll never change. Children -- especially other people's children -- are like poker chips to you. You trade one for the other. You trade custody of Jenny in exchange for a lead on Tad's Kate.
Adam: I did that for you.
Krystal: I don't trade little girls for favors.
Adam: I didn't want you to lose Jenny.
Krystal: Why? Because you love me?
Krystal: That's what terrifies me -- that you could be so cruel to the one you love. And it terrifies me to know that even though I knew that, I couldn't stay away from you!
Adam: Maybe because you actually love me.
Krystal: That's why I have to cut you out of my life.
Adam: I don't think you can do that.
Krystal: I can. I can, and I will. And when Jenny is old enough to know what you did to her, I won't have to hang my head in shame. I won't have to explain to her that I jumped back in bed with the man that tried to give her away! No child should have to understand that. That's why it has to be over. It's finished. We're done.
Greenlee: Wait, I -- I'm awake.
Ryan: This shouldn't have happened. None of this should have.
Greenlee: No, no, no, shh. It's -- it's fine, and I'm ok.
Ryan: If Aidan hadn't --
Greenlee: I know. Aidan's the reason I'm still here, I'm alive.
Ryan: He loves you.
Ryan: Better than I could. He loves you like you deserve.
Greenlee: Long time coming.
Ryan: A long time coming.
Greenlee: Worth the wait.
Zach: What is that? It's a -- teething ring. Yeah, so you're going to chew on that when those little things come in like pearls in your mouth, little -- right, Emma? Like baby teeth.
Emma: Mommy, can I put on my princess dress now?
Annie: Sure. I think it's about that time.
Kendall: Ok, um, I'm going to go see Greenlee. I have sort of a gift for her. I'll be back.
Annie: Come on, sweetie. Come on.
Annie: Hey, look who it is.
Erica: Hi, big boy. Aw. Hey. Oh, there we go.
Annie: Come on.
Erica: Oh -- sorry.
Erica: I'm really glad you're home.
Zach: I can't hear you. I'm sorry, I got a -- thing.
Erica: I said I'm really --
Zach: Just --
Erica: I'm really --
Zach: Thank you for taking care of my family.
Erica: Josh was a big help in taking care of your family, too.
Zach: Yeah, Josh did good, but without you, I think Kendall would've lost it.
Erica: I guess you know me too well.
Zach: Knowing you well is a good thing, apparently. Who would've guessed?
Erica: Not you, I'm sure.
Erica: You need anything? Can I get you something?
Zach: Uh-uh. I got everything I need right here. Maybe a little more room, that's all.
Erica: I can do better than that.
Greenlee: Nice save. Thank you.
Kendall: You shouldn't be thanking me. You won't want to -- not after you hear what I have to say.
Greenlee: Well, um, can it wait?
Kendall: No. You have suffered way too much, and it's been way too long. Uh -- when Spike had his cochlear implant surgery, they discovered something.
Greenlee: What, something bad?
Kendall: No, no, no, I -- I don't understand why none of us ever noticed, but the surgeons were absolutely clear. Spike didn't lose his hearing from the accident.
Kendall: My son was already deaf by the time your car crashed. You didn't cause it. You didn't even make it worse. You had nothing to do with Spike being deaf. It's not your fault. You had nothing to do with it. Spike was deaf when I strapped him into his car seat, and we took off for New York. He was deaf when I begged you to take him. He was deaf when your car hit that curve. Everybody blamed you. Greenlee, we truly, truly believed that it was your fault, we did. So that's why we made your life a living hell. And it turns out we were dead wrong. When Aidan found out, he exploded. We deserve his rage -- and yours. So all I can say is a really, really lame "I'm sorry."
[Kendall sniffles as a single tear falls down Greenlee's cheek]
Kendall: Scream at me. Scream at me, curse at me. Sit up and slap me, hit me! Please say something, Greenlee! Say something, say anything, please!
Adam: You're discarding your soul mate. You know that? And why? What for? You were beginning to work your way around my mistakes, starting to forgive me. And if little Jenny grows up knowing me as her loving stepfather, she's --
Krystal: I cannot trust that you're going to love Jenny. You very well may resent her for the rest of your life.
Adam: No, no! Not true -- well? Have you been filling her head with nightmare fantasies about the possibility of a future with me?
Tad: The past with you is nightmare enough to nix a future repeat.
Adam: You appropriated my daughter, you co-opted my son, and you helped yourself to my wife!
Tad: Would you keep a lid on it -- there's children present.
Adam: Yeah, there are children present, you got children all over your life. You're not going to need one more. You'll never even miss her. Damn you -- damn you, Martin. You came this close to -- to getting your long-lost daughter back. But now? It's shot to hell.
Colby: Dad, I miss you. How about I come home?
Zach: God, Greenlee -- that's all she talked about, was his deafness and --
Ryan: Well, that's a little bit of a surprise -- you actually seem like you care. What went on in that hole?
Annie: Ah, look. Hey --
Ryan: Oh, my goodness.
Emma: Look at me.
Zach: How does a fairy princess celebrate Christmas?
Emma: A ball. Can we have a ball, Mommy?
Erica: Jack, I want you to know that I really meant what I said. I am so grateful that Greenlee is alive and well.
Jack: Thank you.
Erica: As for the rest of it, I just so wish that --
Jack: No, no, no. No, no, not now. We will talk about it, but not on this incredible day.
Kendall: I'll leave you alone.
Greenlee: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Spike -- he -- it wasn't my fault? He's going to hear again? Good. Good. I'm very glad.
Kendall: I'm glad you're alive.
Adam: Honey, thank you for sacrificing your holiday festivities, but I don't, um --
Colby: Dad, I'm not sacrificing. I love you.
Adam: Uh-huh. Yes, well, I think it's really more like pity than -- pity is revolting to me.
Colby: But, Dad, I'm not --
Adam: Sweetheart, please, I'm -- I don't -- just -- just go and enjoy the rest of your day, ok? Please.
Julia: Where do you think you're going?
Adam: I was leaving. Excuse me.
Julia: No, I don't think I'm going to excuse you. How can you -- how can you turn away your daughter like that? Do you have any kind of heart at all?
Adam: What's it to you?
Julia: Do you have any idea how many fathers would give years of their lives to have a kind, caring daughter like Colby? What it means to have a daughter as loving as yours?
Adam: Yeah, actually, I do know. Thanks for reminding me.
Emma: This is a beautiful ball!
Jack: Very nice!
Sean: Here he is!
Ryan: Oh, hey! Merry Christmas!
Zach: I said a little -- a little space is what I wanted. This is -- what is this? What'd you do?
Erica: Well, do you have any objections?
Zach: This is crazy -- no, I'm amazed and impressed. This is great.
Livia: Impressed -- the man who cheated death?
Zach: Hey, wait a minute, I was dealing from the bottom of the deck.
Kendall: Come on.
[Zach groans as he sits down]
Kendall: Come on, all right.
Lily: So have you spoken to Colby yet?
Sean: I tried, she's not picking up.
Erica: Well -- would you hold that, because I have a surprise for you.
Kendall: A surprise?
Kendall: Mom, this is -- believe me, this is -- this is more than enough.
Erica: Oh, wait till you see!
Kendall: Oh, my God!
Erica: Hi, beautiful!
Kendall: Binks, I -- I need this -- I need this.
Bianca: I figured if Zach can make it here from a frozen hole in the ground, the least we could do was take the corporate jet from Paris.
Erica: Oh, honey!
Jack: How are you?
Colby: They found Zach and Greenlee. They're both ok.
Krystal: Thank the Lord for that.
Tad: Well, I'd say it's been a fabulous Christmas all around -- except for one minor exception.
Krystal: Adam got the message. He won't be coming back.
Adam: You had your chance, Martin. All you had to do was be straight with me just once in your life. You'll never find your daughter now.
Kendall: Ok, say hello to your cousin, Miranda. She will be like a sister to you.
Bianca: Don't you mean "co-conspirator"?
Zach: What, there's a difference between the two?
Jack: Hey, there's my girl.
Erica: Ok, everybody --
Erica: Ok, everybody --
[Everyone cheers as Erica enters on the shoulders of two hunky orderlies]
Erica: Since I don't have a glass to clink, I thought I'd try and get your attention someway else -- a really good way. Thank you, boys. To all of our loved ones, those nearest and dearest, and to everyone who -- who prayed for our family. To everyone who made room in their hearts, and wished us well during the very worst of times. Love and happiness. Merry Christmas!
All: Merry Christmas!
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>> On the next "All My Children" --
J.R.: So this is payback.
Adam: I thought I'd teach you a lesson.
Zach (to Derek): Anything you know about the guy that mowed me down, I want to hear it.
Aidan (to Kendall): We should talk about what happened.
Erica (to Bianca): You are just the Christmas gift that I needed.
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