All My Children Transcript Wednesday 3/12/08
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Babe: You and Jenny are moving in where?
Krystal: You're not going to believe this, but it was Tad's idea. I mean, Adam can lock this mansion up tighter than Fort Knox.
Babe: All right, Mama, this is really starting to scare me.
Krystal: Don't worry, Babe. He's added even more security here.
Babe: Ok, that's great. You're protected from everything on the outside, but -- but what about the big, bad threat on the inside? I mean, you can't possibly live under Adam's roof without backup. I'm moving in, too.
Krystal: Babe, no. You -- you don't have to, honey.
Babe: Don't argue, ok? I just -- I still can't believe that Tad would let you anywhere near Adam.
Krystal: Well, it's not going to be forever -- probably just a few days.
Babe: Well, this crazy guy, whoever he is, he must be really dangerous.
Robert: Tad. It's good to see you again.
Tad: I -- I got your -- your invitation to play golf today.
Robert: Yeah, just a kind of a father/son charity thing going on, and since I don't have a son, well, I thought I would invite my favorite nephew.
Tad: Well, for starters, I don't play golf. And I don't feel much like a nephew since the last time you saw me, I could barely talk.
Robert: So how about we get a little better acquainted?
Tad: No. How's about you level with me? Why'd you really come to Pine Valley? Why now?
Man: Tell us what you know.
Jesse: I don't know anything. I just want to go back to my family.
Man: You don't have a family.
Jesse: I got a wife and a little boy.
Man: Yeah, they're both dead if you don't talk.
Jesse: This is a big mistake, right?
[Jesse groans as he dreams]
Jesse: I don't know anything, man, I swear to you.
Man: You do know, Jesse. And it's just a matter of time before you give us what we want.
Jesse: Leave me alone. No.
Jesse: Leave them alone.
Angie: Baby, wake up.
Jesse: Leave me alone!
Angie: Baby. It's just a nightmare. It's just a nightmare, sweetheart. It's ok. It was just a nightmare.
Jesse: Oh. Yeah, I wish it was just a nightmare.
Angie: Talk to me. Tell me what you were dreaming.
Jesse: Oh, baby. You don't want to hear this.
Angie: Jesse, when are you going to get it? I was without you way too long. Any word out of your mouth, good or bad, is a gift to me.
Jesse: You deserve better.
Angie: Jesse, your dream?
Jesse: Oh, it's always the same dream. I'm in some dark room, and they wake me up by dumping water on me, they smack me around, threaten you and Frankie. They keep asking me questions that I don't have the answers to. I just never have the answers.
Angie: Your mind is trying to find them. That's why you keep having the same dream -- you're trying to figure it out.
Jesse: Well, I really need to figure this out quick because if I don't, I'm going to lose you and Frankie again.
Angie: Jesse, will you stop? Nothing is going to ever take us apart again. Baby, I -- I'm going to stay here with you, ok? I don't -- I don't want to go.
Jesse: Baby, I -- I want that, too, you know that. But until I figure out what's going on, you and Frankie -- you're going to have to just go on with your lives as if I was still gone, ok?
Angie: Yeah. I know it's not easy -- don't worry. I mean, we're going through the motions. Frankie and I are actually moving into our new place today.
Jesse: You found somewhere to live?
Angie: Yeah, well, Krystal and Tad have been generous enough. I mean, first his office and now, their home?
Jesse: Tell me about it.
Angie: Frankie's unpacking in our new home right now.
Jesse: Home -- wow, what a concept, huh?
Angie: Oh, baby, you're going to love it.
Angie: I just -- I can't wait until this is all over. I bought it because I knew it was a place where we were going to start our new life.
Jesse: And I can't wait -- for that new life.
Angie: You keep kissing me like this, and we're going to be in trouble.
Jesse: Mm-hmm. Just like when we were kids, huh?
Angie: Yeah, we used to sneak off to be with each other.
Jesse: Except the stakes are a little higher this time, huh?
Angie: Yeah, tell me about it. I've got to go to work and act like nothing else is going on in my life.
Jesse: Yeah, and I got to keep going through this stuff you got from Remy's mother. Got to find something, anything, that will lead me to the man that kept me from my family for 20 years.
Angie: All right, well, you'll call if you find anything?
Jesse: You know I will. I love you.
Angie: I love you, too -- so much.
Jesse: All right, baby.
Robert: I like a mystery and it sounds like you like one, too. But I'm sorry -- my being here in Pine Valley is not part of some Robert Ludlum novel. I just -- I got lonely, Tad.
Singer: I take you just as you are
Tad: You mean after your wife died?
Robert: She was the one -- she was the glue that held my life together. At first, you know, friends would come by but before long it just was not the same, and I could tell that I was headed for trouble -- a little too much drinking and too much gambling. I just -- I had to reconnect, so I thought of Opal and you and family.
Tad: Yeah, please. Come on, man, let's be serious. About the only thing we really have in common is a man we all hated. But if there's something that's bothered me my whole life, you know, it's that phrase "blood will tell." It's going to take a whole lot more to convince me that Ray Gardner's little brother is anything but a lowlife, just a grifter. I'm sorry.
Robert: You know anything about origami?
Tad: I know that children do it at school.
Robert: It's an ancient practice. It takes a lot of focus, but most of all, it takes patience and that is something I have a lot of.
Tad: Ah, glad to hear it, Uncle Robert. I'll tell you what -- you have fun with your paper circus. I got to get back to work.
Robert: Wait, just -- before you go, there just was something that I was hoping you could clear up.
Robert: Well, I was looking in the paper and there was something very interesting about your friend Jesse Hubbard.
Tad: Which is?
Robert: Well, he looks to me exactly like that guy that I met in your office, but according to the paper and according to you, he's been dead for 20 years. Can you explain that?
J.R.: What are you doing back here?
Richie: Ah, don't worry. Nothing's changed since our last conversation. I just flew in to recover. My transplant's working great and -- and I'm going to live.
J.R.: Lucky us.
Richie: Well, at least now that you're here, I can thank you in person for offering to be my bone marrow donor.
J.R.: That's because I'm a stand-up kind of guy.
Richie: Huh -- hmm, well -- look, J.R., now that I've got this second chance at life, I -- I intend on spending it with Babe.
J.R.: Now that you're well, you should face it. You were just Babe's latest charity case.
Richie: Oh, come on. I think we both know I meant a little bit more to her than that.
Babe: Richie, I got your call. I'm so sorry I can't stay long. I'm moving in with my mom for a while. J.R., what are you doing here?
J.R.: I'm not feeling well -- remember?
Babe: Well, if you have an infection, you probably shouldn't be around Richie so soon after his transplant.
Richie: Oh, see -- that's my Babe. She's always worrying about me. But you don't have to worry. I -- I can handle any little old bug that J.R.'s got.
J.R.: That's a nice box of chocolates you got, Richie. Send them to yourself?
Richie: Ha -- no. Actually, they're not for me. Would you like to read the card?
Babe: "To Babe, thank you for all of your support. I never could've made it without you. Love, Richie." That's really sweet.
J.R.: I think I'm going to be sick. This flu -- it's really messing with my stomach.
Babe: Then maybe you should go back to your room.
J.R.: Right. See you around, Novak.
Babe: I'm sorry about that.
Richie: Oh, come on. It's ok. Something happen between you two while I was gone?
Babe: It's not important. So, tell me -- how are you feeling after the transplant?
Richie: I feel great. I feel great, like a new man actually.
Babe: I'm glad that you're back, Richie.
Richie: Me, too. And I'm going to start making the most of my life starting right now.
[J.R. watches as Richie kisses Babe]
Babe: Richie, um, I -- I don't think that -- I mean, I don't -- I don't think that I should -- I don't want to compromise your health, ok?
Richie: Are you kidding me? That was, like, the best medicine, come on.
Babe: Richie, listen, um -- huh.
Richie: No, no, Babe. You don't. Don't -- don't start making excuses and saying that we're just friends, ok? That was the kiss of a dead man coming back to life. You gave me your faith, and you told me not to give up.
Babe: I wanted you to live.
Richie: Then give me a break, ok? Don't make that kiss our last kiss.
Babe: You just don't stop, do you?
Richie: Oh, you have no idea.
Babe: Um -- did you -- did you talk to Annie while you were away?
Richie: Yeah, because you told her to call.
Babe: Annie cares about you, ok?
Richie: Yeah, but you're the one who cares about me more, so let's stop all this, pop -- open up this candy, and celebrate.
Babe: I think that we should wait and open this for a bigger party.
Richie: Hmm -- like?
Babe: Like when you get out of this hospital, and you have a totally clean bill of health.
Richie: But that could take a while.
Babe: Well, then I'll leave it here for your motivation.
Richie: Huh. Well, I'm looking at all the motivation I need.
Tad: Rick? Yeah. Ah, well, I guess I could see how you'd think there was a slight resemblance between him and Jesse, but -- that's it.
Robert: Guy in your office was a dead ringer.
Tad: Well, unfortunately, "dead" is the right word. If you see a resemblance, it's just a coincidence. Like I said, Jesse's been gone for more than 20 years.
Robert: My mistake. So, you working on some big case today, huh?
Tad: Why are you so interested in my work?
Robert: I -- like I told you before, I did a little of that kind of work myself.
Tad: If you really knew anything about my work, you would know that I don't discuss that kind of information with a stranger.
Robert: Well, just -- if you ever need an extra brain on a case, I would love to help.
Tad: Uncle Robert, I got a partner. I'm not looking for another one. Whoever you end up playing with today, you enjoy your time on the back nine.
Robert: Tad? I didn't look you up after all these years just to have an occasional polite conversation. I came to Pine Valley to make you a part of my life, and I am not going to give up on you.
Tad: Well, then I guess it's a good thing you're a patient man.
Robert: No, I mean it, son. I would like you to trust me. Can you do that?
J.R.: So, you dating Richie now?
Babe: That's none of your business but, yes, I am happy for him. At least he's turning his life around.
J.R.: Hmm. Unlike me? Babe, I didn't lie to you. I was set up in that motel.
Babe: All right, enough. Ok, I don't want to hear it. Besides, I have to go home and pack.
J.R.: Right. You were saying something about moving in with your mom for a while?
Babe: You can find Little Adam and I over at your father's place.
J.R.: I still don't get it -- why move in with Tad?
Babe: I was actually talking about Adam. Tad's working on a new case, and it's getting really dangerous, so he sent Mama over to the mansion for added security.
J.R.: Well, if Tad thinks it's dangerous, I'm glad you're going someplace safe. I love you guys. I don't know what I'd do if anything ever happened to you.
Babe: Well, I think Little Adam and I would be a lot better if you just took care of yourself and stopped all the lies.
J.R.: I'm not telling you lies. For the last time, I was set up. Now, if you're willing to give Richie a second, third, fourth chance, why can't you give me the benefit of the doubt?
Babe: That's because I'm on triple digits of how many chances I've given you, J.R.
J.R.: Just hear me out here?
Babe: No. I'm sorry, J.R. It's too late.
J.R.: Don't challenge me, Babe. You know, I'll never walk away.
Krystal: Shh, shh, shh.
Krystal: Shh, shh.
Krystal: Oh --
Stuart: It -- it was just me.
Krystal: Oh. You took 10 years off my life.
Stuart: Oh, I'm -- I'm sorry. I -- but I heard you were back. I just had to come and -- and see you and -- and Jenny.
Krystal: Yeah. Well, I -- I'm trying to put her down for -- for a nap.
Stuart: Yeah, well, I'll try to remember to whisper. I'm so glad you're back. This house isn't the same without you.
Krystal: Yeah, well, it's only temporary.
Stuart: Well, still, it's -- it's very good for Adam, too. He's always a better person when you're around.
Krystal: Cut the bull, Adam. I know it's you.
Tad: You want me to trust you?
Robert: Well, how else do we build a good relationship?
Tad: We don't. No. See, I don't think you understand what it was like to be Ray Gardner's child. He was small-minded and cruel on the best of days and the rest of the time, he was just plain sadistic.
Singer: Control me tonight being a stranger
Tad: When I was barely 10 years old, he broke my arm, and he left me in a park like a stray dog.
Singer: Small-town habits and big-city
Tad: If it wasn't for Joe and Ruth Martin, I'd probably be a statistic.
Robert: I am not my brother.
Tad: I don't care.
Singer: Sometimes I feel like
Tad: It doesn't matter, because to me, all you will ever be is a painful reminder of the father that left me behind. You're nothing but an echo of somebody who used to brutalize his family for fun. And you're going to have to forgive me if I don't want anything to do with anybody that dredges up that son of a bitch.
Robert: Sorry you feel like that.
Tad: Uncle Robert, you came here for nothing. I can't be your family -- hell, I don't even want to be your friend. I'm a Martin now. Frankly, I hope your brother's burning in hell.
Robert: No, I -- I do understand exactly how you feel, Tad, because, you see, all the horrible things he did to you -- well, he did them to me first.
Singer: Wade through these pieces they're all put together now
Jesse: All right, Remy. I'm counting on you. I need you to help me get my life back.
Stuart: Do -- do I have to kiss you on the lips again to prove I'm not Adam?
Krystal: Oh -- oh, yeah. You would love that, wouldn't you, Adam?
Stuart: Well, I -- I think Marian might not be too pleased about it, but -- but -- no, what do I have to do to prove I'm not my brother?
Krystal: I have an idea. I have an idea. You know, Adam never turns his cell phone off, so --
Krystal: Adam? No, no, no. I -- I must've misdialed. No, no, no, no, no. Go -- go back to work. Huh. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Stuart. I guess I just -- I'm just about ready to jump out of my skin. I mean, Tad's on this case, and it's dangerous and there's -- there's a lot riding on it.
Stuart: Yeah, well, I -- I'm sure it's -- it's hard coming back here to the mansion with all the memories.
Krystal: Yeah. Yeah, I never thought I'd be back here -- that's for sure.
Stuart: I'm glad you're happy with Tad. But sometimes, I have to -- well, I -- I just feel bad about Adam.
Krystal: Well, I learned the hard way -- you feel bad for Adam, and you get hurt.
Stuart: I know Adam would never admit this, but he's completely lost without you.
Angie's voice: "Dear Remy, I'm deeply grateful for all you've done and tried to do since the funeral. But the pain right now is still too strong. 'Empty' is too light a word for what I feel. Empty I could deal with. But I just miss Jesse so much. And sometimes, I find it hard to even take a breath in this world without him in it."
Jesse: Oh, baby. My poor baby -- what have I done to you?
Angie: I wrote an article for the "Northeastern Medical Journal for Research" last year about advancements in the battle against leukemia. Now, I've also been thinking about exploring new research opportunities, and this Mr. Novak would be an interesting place to start.
Joe: Uh, yeah, yes, yes, by all means. I -- I think it'd be very fortunate for Richie to have you.
Angie: Joe? Is something bothering you?
Joe: Oh, it's -- it's just personal. It's nothing I want to trouble you with.
Angie: Joe, you're not just my mentor but a very dear friend. I would hope that you'd feel you can come to me with anything.
Joe: Well, actually, uh, it's -- it's nothing I can talk to Ruth about nor -- nor Tad, as well. Yeah, I -- I -- I would appreciate an ear, yeah.
Angie: I'm listening.
Joe: Well, turns out that Ray Gardner's younger brother has arrived in town, says he wants to get to know Tad.
Angie: Yeah, Tad mentioned him last night. Um -- you know, I never knew that Tad had family on Ray's side.
Joe: Hmm -- yeah. Neither did I, neither did I. He says he tried to put as much distance between him and Ray as he could at an early age. I mean, Opal hardly remembers him. I -- I guess he must've left town soon after Tad was born.
Angie: Ray put your family through a lot.
Joe: I know Tad is still haunted by memories of that monster.
Angie: Well, Joe, do you think that this uncle might be wanting to hurt Tad in some way?
Joe: Well, if he's anything like his brother, Ray, yeah, it's always possible. I mean, I know Tad's a grown man, but he's still my son, and I guess we never stop worrying about our children.
Angie: Well, you know, Ray may have brought Tad into this world, but he is the man he is today because of you.
Joe: Tad was always special. I don't take any credit for the way he turned out.
Angie: Oh, you can be modest all you want but I know the truth. Now, you are Tad's real father, not Ray, and nothing and no one can change that.
Robert: Our parents died when we were young and -- thank you. Ray and I were pretty much left to fend for ourselves. I mean, I'm not excusing what he did, but we didn't have a Joe and Ruth Martin -- you know, someone kind and decent to take care of us.
Tad: Well, I guess I was lucky.
Robert: Ray hated the rain. Said it made him feel like a caged animal. So whenever there was a storm, it was trouble because that meant we'd have to stay in, alone. And I would have to come up with things to distract him, so he wouldn't take it out on me. And I was generally successful -- I could keep him off me until just before dinner. Then the torture would start. Oh, he'd throw me across the room, he'd -- well, he'd sit on my chest till he'd crush my windpipe. I mean --
Tad: Hit you? He'd hit you to -- just to see how much you could take till you'd pass out.
Robert: How did you know that?
Tad: He did the same thing to me.
Robert: Oh, my God, you were just a kid. I used to go to bed praying for sunshine, because then at least I had a chance. I've -- I've never really told anybody this before.
Tad: Well --
Robert: I guess we have more in common than just our DNA.
Tad: Yeah, I guess we do.
Robert: I'm sorry. I -- I didn't mean to -- to dredge up this past that you've worked so hard to -- to keep down.
Tad: Well, hey, you know, I -- I -- I didn't think anybody could know what it was like to be part of Ray Gardner. I was wrong.
Robert: Sad but true.
Tad: Yeah. Some things -- some things are just better left not talked about.
Robert: Like this?
Tad: Whew. Man, where's my mind? Uh -- I'm sorry, Robert. I got to take off. I'm late to pick up my boy.
Robert: Well, you have a boy?
Tad: Oh, yeah -- two of them, great kids, Jamie and J.R., both full-grown.
Robert: Well, maybe someday I'll be able to meet them.
Robert: And maybe someday you'll be able to look at me and see Uncle Rob and not the face of your father.
Tad: I'll call you. No -- I mean it. I'll call you.
Jesse: All right, Remy. Let's see who was trying to kill you that day, huh? The day I took a bullet for you? Ooh, hey. Oh. This could be what we're looking for. Baby, I'm telling you this could be it. This could be what we're looking for.
Angie: Wait, slow -- slow down. What did you find?
Jesse: It's a date book, baby. It's -- it's got all these appointments circled with the same person -- someone named "Pappel, Papel."
Angie: "Papel"? Who is that?
Jesse: No clue.
Angie: Well, then why are the appointments significant?
Jesse: Because one of the circled dates is the same day that I got shot.
Stuart: I'll bet Tad is a great father. He was always so good with J.R. and Jamie.
Krystal: He's the best. He gets up in the middle of the night, changes diapers. He sits up with Jenny when she's sick. We take care of the house, and we take care of each other when we can.
Stuart: You make him sound real handy.
Krystal: Oh, Stuart.
Stuart: Well, you know, you -- he's -- I'm sure he's great. But you make -- you make him sound like he's more your best buddy than your husband.
Krystal: My life with Tad might not be the hell ride that it was with Adam --
Krystal: But that does not mean that I care less about Tad. All right? I feel -- I feel safe with Tad. I know he's never going to abandon Jenny and I -- I -- I trust him.
Stuart: Do you love Tad?
Krystal: Of course, I love Tad.
Stuart: But do you love him the way that you loved Adam?
Krystal: I love my life with Tad. You don't have to have love and rockets to be happy.
Stuart: Huh -- are you kidding? I always thought you were the lady who needed some fireworks. Hmm.
Krystal: Maybe I grew up.
Stuart: You? Oh -- never.
Krystal: Oh. Stuart, life is not a movie.
Stuart: Well, it -- it can be if you want to live it like one. Huh. Oops -- hmm. Ok. Um -- I just want you to be happy. You, happy -- no matter who you're with.
Krystal: Yeah. Hooking up with that snake in the grass wasn't my proudest moment. But at least your daddy was there to pick up the pieces. If it weren't for Tad, who knows where we'd be? Whew.
Krystal: Well, you sure are taking your time coming to my rescue.
Babe: That's because I have no idea what to pack. I mean, do you know how long we're planning on crashing at Satan's fortress?
Krystal: Oh, as long as it takes for Tad to catch the bad guys.
Babe: Mama, are you sure you're ok?
Krystal: I -- I'm just -- I'm worried about Tad.
Babe: Or is staying at Adam's already starting to get to you?
Krystal: No, no. I'm -- I'm -- I'm fine. I mean, it's only going to be for a few days.
Babe: All right, Mama, come on -- this is me you're talking to. I -- I know how hard it was for me when J.R. just moved across the courtyard.
Krystal: Ok. Ok, you caught me, ok? You caught me. Maybe it is a little bit harder being back here than I thought it'd be.
Tad: Come on, J.R., enough is enough. Just do me a favor, ok? Just let me take care of you today, all right?
J.R.: Sure. But would you be pissed off at me if I didn't go back to your place?
Tad: I wouldn't be pissed at all. It turns out my house isn't so good right now, so you have a better offer?
J.R.: I'm thinking about going back to the mansion -- 24-hour maid service, heated pool, all the caviar I can eat.
Tad: And the fact that Babe just moved back in wouldn't have anything to do with it, would it?
J.R.: That never even crossed my mind.
Jesse: "Papel." "Pappel, Papel." What do you stand for? Somebody or something? And what do you have to do with what happened to me?
Mrs. Remington: Do you think Dr. Hubbard and her detective friend will do what you wanted with that box I gave them -- if they don't find the date book you planted?
Robert: Oh, they'll -- they'll find it. You just -- you did a very good thing here, Mrs. Remington, when you decided to cooperate with us. You really did.
Mrs. Remington: I'm so glad the FBI hasn't given up on John.
Robert: No --
Mrs. Remington: When they found his remains, I thought no one would help me bring his killer to justice. It's been so long.
Robert: Yes, the bureau and I have been chasing Jesse for years. But I think with your help, I think we're finally going to catch him.
Mrs. Remington: I hope so.
Robert: I assure you, Mrs. Remington, Jesse will pay for the rest of his life.
Julia: Ah, this is your new doctor. Angie Hubbard, meet Richard Novak.
Julia: He's got a new lease on life thanks to a bone marrow transplant.
Richie: Oh, yeah, I'm ready to take on the world.
Angie: Oh, well, I appreciate your spirit. I'd like to keep you for at least a few more days for observation.
Richie: Yes, ma'am -- you're the doc. So, how am I doing?
Angie: Well, your labs are good. And if your white count continues to rise, you may be looking at full remission.
Richie: That's good news, that's great news. I've got a lot of plans, and they all start with a girl.
Babe: Mama, we're going to be ok, all right? We're going to get through this.
Krystal: Yeah. Come on in. Winifred's getting Little A settled, so I think we have some time for some girl talk. So --
Babe: I'm more worried about you, ok? It's even freakier seeing you here -- this is not a good place for you to be. You must be really worried about Tad.
Krystal: Yeah -- every minute of every day. But I trust him. I know he's not going to do anything that's going to take him away from his little girl.
Babe: Well, whatever he's gotten himself involved in, I hope it's worth it.
Krystal: Yeah. Well, I think it's the best thing that you can think of -- he's doing it for love.
J.R.: Well, it looks like you two are making yourselves at home.
Krystal: J.R., are you all right?
J.R.: Like I got scraped off the bottom of my own shoe. Thanks for asking -- that's a lot more than most people would do.
Tad: Dad says if he gets enough rest, he should survive.
J.R.: I bet that's a load off Babe's mind.
Babe: Actually, J.R., Mama and I were in the middle of talking, and I'm really not in the mood for another visit today, so --
J.R.: Who's visiting? I'm moving in.
Babe: You're what?
J.R.: Yep -- ah. We're going to be one big, seriously happy, screwed-up family again.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Josh (to Erica): Don't roll over and take Samuel Woods' deal.
Annie (to Ryan): You and I spent the night together, and then you hop on a plane to see Kendall?
Kendall (to Greenlee): You kissed Ryan for yourself.
Zach: Give me the real story.
Aidan: About what?
Zach: About my wife.
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