AMC Transcript Friday 3/14/08

All My Children Transcript Friday 3/14/08


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Jack: Your honor, with all due respect, the-six month sentence levied against Ms. Kane is punishment enough. Extending that period is unnecessarily harsh.

Samuel: Your honor, may we assure you that the government is quite comfortable with the plea bargain agreement we -- we negotiated with the defendant. And we do agree that anything beyond that does not serve the court, nor the public interest.

Erica: Jack, this can't be happening.

Judge: Let me remind you, Mr. Woods, I have been charged with deciding what serves the public interest. The terms of your plea agreement are only your recommendations to the court. Ms. Kane deserves more than a slap on the wrist.

Samuel: May I ask the court what the recommended duration would be?

Judge: Well, prior to being eligible for parole, 18 months.

Erica: Oh, my God.

Jesse: Hey.

Tad: My God, I need some good news. Please tell me you were able to find something in Remington's wherewithal.

Jesse: Well, you know what? I didn't find the guy that messed up my life, but check this out. Ah. Remy's old datebook. It seems he set up a series of meetings with this guy, Papel.

Tad: Papel?

Jesse: Whatever, dude. Check out that date, circled.

Tad: This is the date you got shot.

Jesse: Yeah. The very same day my life took a nosedive. So we got to do whatever we can to find out whatever we can about this guy.

Tad: Jesse, I know who this is.

Winifred: Care for more carrots, Mr. Chandler?

Adam: Oh, carrots, by all means, yes. Yes -- um -- vitamin A, eye food. Makes -- makes things appear more clearly. Don't you agree, Krystal? I think she needs more carrots.

[Adam snickers]

Adam: Well, Babe, it's awfully good to see you here today. I understand your friend Richie Novak is on the mend. And it always makes it easier and quicker for recovery if one has something or someone to look forward to. And, my sweet, it's so seldom you ever sit down for a meal. Perhaps we could invite your friend Dré Woods and his father, Samuel, for dinner one time soon, hmm? I want you all to know how it pleases me that you've all come back here for dinner, sitting around my table today. Hmm. To one big, happy family.

Kendall: I hope I'm not too late. Mom needs all the support she can get.

Zach: Jack's got it under control.

Jack: Your honor --

Judge: Order in this court.

Erica: 18 months? I am being railroaded.

Jack: I thought we had a deal.

Josh: There's got to be some sort of explanation.

Erica: You won't get away with this.

Kendall: Mother, tell me this is not happening.

Erica: Miscarriage of justice is what's going on.

Judge: Order, order!

Greenlee: Mmm.

[Aidan and Greenlee kiss]

Greenlee: I missed you.

Aidan: I like your idea of a welcome home.

Greenlee: Oh, you think that's special? Wait until you have your next going-away party.

Aidan: I'm not leaving on the next leg of Kendall's book tour yet, you know.

Greenlee: Hmm. You know, I can't stop picturing Kendall's face today. I mean, she's really worried about Erica's hearing. Maybe we should go to the courthouse.

Aidan: Since when did you become a cheerleader for Erica?

Greenlee: Well, not so much Erica, but after everything Kendall's been through, I think she could use the support right now.

Aidan: Yeah. After everything Kendall's been through.

Greenlee: Aidan, don't you think that Kendall would appreciate a little support right now?

Aidan: Yeah. Besides, I have a few things that I need to take care of.

Judge: Order! Order in the court!

Jack: If anything happens to Erica --

Samuel: Your honor --

Judge: Order in the court!

Jack: You're going to answer to me.

Samuel: Your honor, may we approach the bench?

Jack: Your honor, how does it serve the public welfare to incarcerate Ms. Kane for a term longer than prescribed?

Samuel: 18 months --

Kendall: Come on, just sit for a second. Now, I -- what is going on here? I thought this hearing was just a formality.

Erica: Well, apparently, the judge has other ideas.

Zach: Well, based on what?

Erica: Maybe he's running for Senate, too.

Josh: The judge says he's not bound by either the prosecutor's recommendation nor the fact that Erica accepted the deal.

Kendall: That's ridiculous.

Samuel: I think this is a discussion best continued in chambers, your honor.

Judge: The court will take a short recess. The prosecution and defense will join me in chambers.

Jack: Are you all right? Listen to me. You hang in there. I'm not done fighting, ok?

Jesse: You know Papel?

Tad: Yes.

Jesse: You -- who he is, where he is?

Tad: Slow down, ok?

Jesse: Tad, slow down?

Tad: Just slow --

Jesse: This guy wanted to kill me! He took me from my family, man!

Tad: Jesse, stop yelling at me, all right? I said I know who it is. Or I know who it was. I didn't say I know where to find him.

Jesse: Well, then what do you know, Tad?

Tad: Look, I spent hours going through every 20-year-old database I could find trying to, you know, make a list of players who were powerful enough back in the day, you know, in and around Pine Valley to fake a man's death. Especially in my father's hospital.

Jesse: And?

Tad: And, well, pretty much what you'd expect. You know, most everybody's dead or doing long stretches in prison. Except for maybe two or three people and this one guy.

Jesse: Papel.

Tad: Papel. Anyway, it's kind of a nickname, something the feds used to call him. This is not good news. The man's like an urban legend, ok? I mean, for years, the city, state, feds -- they were all after him trying to get something on him that would stick. And finally when they did, they couldn't get their hands on him because he was long gone. The man's like a ghost.

Jesse: Anything else?

Tad: Huh, yeah. I mean, other than the millions of dollars of drugs that he imported to the United States, he was connected to several murders. None of them pretty.

[Jesse sighs]

Tad: I got to say, whoever he is, this guy's got style. If you and I are really unlucky, huh, he'd fit the bill.

Jesse: Ok, so, we got a name. That's something. But time is not on our side, Tad. Both of our families are in danger. I don't want to sit around and watch this guy make his next move.

Tad: Jesse, what do you think I'm trying to say to you? Read the file. If it's Papel, and he knows you're alive and in Pine Valley, I can't think of a single reason why he hasn't already made a move on Frankie and Angie, trying to smoke you out.

Colby: That was fun.

Adam: Homework, hon?

Colby: What?

Adam: Homework?

Colby: You want to help me with my paper now? Yeah -- no. Get real. Actually, I have to go volunteer at the hospital with Frankie, so see ya.

Babe: Bye, Colby.

Krystal and J.R.: Bye.

Adam: Bye.

Krystal: Oh -- ahem.

Adam: Oh, allow me.

Krystal: Adam, I am perfectly capable of getting up from the table by myself.

Adam: Well, obviously, you're unaccustomed to common courtesy. I think you would enjoy living in a home of a real, true southern gentleman, for a change.

Krystal: This fish ain't biting, Adam. I'm not taking that bait.

Adam: Well, I guess I need a bigger hook. My tackle box is humongous.

Krystal: I think I'm going to go and help Winnie with the kids.

Babe: All right, Mama.

Adam: Excuse me.

Babe: So, are you enjoying your little plan so far?

J.R.: It looks pretty good from where I'm sitting.

Babe: Well, at least you're not pretending you conveniently moved back right after I got here, but it's still a pretty cheap trick.

J.R.: There's nothing cheap about it. Moving under my father's roof, there's always a price to pay. I just thought it's worth it to get you to trust me again.

Babe: All right, save it, J.R.

J.R.: I really want to prove it to you. I want to prove to you that I'm definitely off the bottle. Think of it as a -- a live experiment. All you have to do is observe.

Babe: Actually, I have thought about it. And I think Mama may be right. Maybe you didn't get in bed with that woman. Maybe you were set up after all.

Erica: Oh, no, look -- if everyone will just give me some space, I will be fine. I know it.

Josh: We're worried about you, Erica.

Kendall: But 18 months? I don't believe this.

Erica: Zach, I want you to find out when that so-called judge comes up for re-election.

Zach: It's best you leave that alone. You don't want to antagonize the man any more.

Erica: "Antagonize the man"? I haven't done anything to this man at all. Samuel Woods is the one who started this witch-hunt. We had a deal. He's the one who should be locked up.

Kendall: Ok, Mom, don't get yourself all worked up, all right?

Erica: Look, I'm fine, I'm fine. I know that I can fix this. I could fix it if I could just have five minutes with the judge.

Zach: Well, five minutes is not going to do it. Just leave it alone. Sam is in there and Jack's in there -- they'll iron it out.

Erica: That's exactly what I'm worried about, because the only thing that Samuel Woods is interested in is putting me in prison irons.

Kendall: Ok, Mom, take it easy, ok?

Josh: I'm going to get you some tea.

Zach: You need to sit down.

Erica: No, what I need is for you two to change the subject.

Kendall: How can we possibly do that with all of this going on?

Erica: Kendall --

Kendall: Ok. Uh -- well, my -- my book tour went well in L.A.

Zach: Yeah, it did until Ryan showed up.

Erica: You're kidding. What did he want?

Zach: Hmm, what do you think he wanted?

Kendall: No, no, honestly, Mom, it was -- it was not a big deal, ok? It was harmless. It was nothing.

[Greenlee sighs]

Greenlee: Did I miss anything?

Erica: Oh, great. How perfect. An opportunity to gloat, and you just race right over.

Zach: The judge wants to sentence Erica to 18 months instead of the agreed 6.

Kendall: Yeah, your -- your dad and Samuel Woods are in the chambers right now arguing.

Greenlee: 18 months?

Kendall: Yeah.

Greenlee: That's a long time.

Erica: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much for pointing that out.

Greenlee: But that's crazy. I mean, you're no more a threat to society than I am.

Erica: Please, Greenlee, I'm really not up for this today.

Greenlee: Don't worry, Erica. I'm -- I'm in your corner.

Aidan: What do you know. I thought I might be able to track you down here.

Ryan: What, are you having me followed now, too? Don't worry, Aidan, I don't have Kendall locked in the trunk of my car.

Aidan: You're a friend of mine, Ryan. And I get you're going through a really hard time right now. You jumped in front of a bullet for Kendall, and now you're stuck in 2004.

Ryan: And what is your point?

Aidan: You stop being a selfish bastard. Otherwise, me and you -- we're going to go at it.

Ryan: Selfish, huh? And how do you figure that?

Aidan: Because you're toying with Annie. And she's fragile enough as it is right now without you messing with her mind. And then you tell Kendall that you love her, and you travel 3,000 miles across the country just to talk while she's doing her book signing. And now you got Greenlee feeling sorry for you.

Ryan: Yeah, well, Greenlee is trying to help me, and as far as Kendall goes --

Aidan: I'm telling you this -- you stay away from these women. You back off.

Greenlee: Hey.

Zach: What?

Greenlee: What's bugging you?

Zach: You think something's bugging me?

Greenlee: I know that look.

Zach: You know my looks now? Great.

Greenlee: Yeah. You force a smile, but there's something going on there. So? Talk to me.

Zach: Ugh -- talk to you. What do you want to talk about? Ryan flew to L.A., and not just to see Kendall and fly back. They had drinks afterwards at a hotel.

Greenlee: Well, I'm sure it was all innocent. Kendall has a soft spot where Ryan is concerned, but she wants him to remember just as much as you do.

Zach: Fine. And I don't care that they had drinks together. But she didn't mention it to me.

Greenlee: Well, I'm sure she knows that you wouldn't be happy about it.

Zach: Yeah. She says I overreact with Ryan, and I -- I'm overprotective.

Greenlee: Can you blame her? I mean, you hired Aidan to be her bodyguard and keep her Ryan-proof.

Zach: Yeah. I asked her about Ryan. And she lied to me. Ah, so she looked me in the face, and she lied. Got to hear it from Aidan. And you don't seem surprised at all. You knew this, didn't you?

Greenlee: She told me.

Zach: She told you, but she couldn't tell her husband.

Greenlee: She didn't want the tension between you and Ryan to get any worse.

Zach: The guy's out of control. What do you want me to do?

Greenlee: Yeah, well, that's where Aidan steps in. You put him there to protect her.

Zach: Yeah.

Erica: Honey, I can't believe that you just didn't learn your lesson where Aidan is concerned.

Kendall: Would you -- mother, would you -- would you keep your voice down?

Erica: I mean it. You're playing with fire, and I don't want to see you get burned. Everything is in such a good place for you right now.

Kendall: Yes, I don't need you to tell me that.

Erica: Well, I'm not going to be around to run interference for you or protect you in any way. And I really worry about the -- the choices you make when you're vulnerable.

Kendall: Would you stop talking like you're going away to prison for a long time? Now, I told you, I didn't have a choice with Ryan. I had no idea he was going to show up in L.A. and follow me there.

Erica: Well, you didn't send him away, either. Look, I know how complicated the affairs of the heart can be. But you really should just follow my example. Stay strong.

Kendall: Nothing happened with Ryan.

Erica: Well, that doesn't mean that it couldn't have or wouldn't have or won't. I mean, look at the fiasco with Aidan. You said you thought you might have been pregnant with his baby.

Kendall: Listen, Mother, that was a one-time slip under excruciating circumstances.

Erica: Kendall, you listen to me. Zach loves you. He loves you more than anything. He would do anything for you. A man like that doesn't come along every day.

Kendall: Yes, I know that, Mother. I don't need you to remind me of that. Look, Ryan came to L.A. to ask me a question about this memory that he had involving us. He was desperate, and I really wanted to help him.

Erica: Ok, listen to me, Kendall. I just want to be sure that you don't lose sight of your priorities. You have to lose your memory where Ryan Lavery is concerned.

Ryan: Why don't you put yourself in my shoes for a second? All right? I've got this huge hole in my life that I'm trying to fill. Except the stuff that I'm trying to fill it with -- it doesn't fit into what I have going on up here, all right? I'm just trying to get some answers with all the questions that are running around inside my head, that's all.

Aidan: Yeah, well, Kendall does not have all the answers. Now, I get you two have history, but she's now another man's wife.

Ryan: Well, my history with Kendall is the key here. All right? I had a flash of memory and Kendall was in it, and she could be the window into me remembering more, all right? And then everybody benefits.

Aidan: And it couldn't wait?

Ryan: Yeah, it probably could've. Yeah, I jumped on a plane and I flew 3,000 miles, but I had to take a shot at it if it meant answering some of the questions.

Aidan: Listen, Ryan, I appreciate how hard this must be for you. But answers or not this has got to stop. Because you're hurting people.

Ryan: What if it doesn't stop?

J.R: That's great, you finally believe me. I feel like I've been hitting my head against a wall.

Babe: Not so fast, J.R., ok? I -- I want to believe you. I'm just -- I'm just not quite there yet.

J.R.: Ok, well, how can I help you get there?

Babe: Your version is a possible explanation of what happened -- I mean, the disappearance and the phone call I got alerting me, and the woman you were in bed with, even the drunk state you were in.

J.R.: The drugged state that I was in, neither of which I had anything to do with.

Babe: It's possible.

J.R.: Ok, well, if it makes sense, how come you're having such a hard time believing me?

Babe: Because one way or another, J.R., it's just -- it's just another mess you've gotten yourself into.

J.R.: This is out of my control.

[Babe sighs]

Babe: J.R., you may not realize it but you're -- you're like this tornado that sucks in everything in its path. It's -- it's destructive, and I think you may have just gotten used to it.

J.R.: So what are you saying? You'd rather be with that psycho Richie Novak?

Babe: Trouble just seems to follow you everywhere you go, and I won't let you bring it home to Little Adam. I mean, he -- he's the best thing that we have ever done in our entire lives.

J.R.: Wait, wait -- don't I get a say in this?

Babe: I have loved you with all of my heart over the years, and we have a beautiful son together, but when we were together and it was good, it was -- it was really, really good. But those times have just gotten fewer and fewer.

J.R.: That's what I'm saying -- we could get those times back. I've changed. And we're both a little older and wiser.

Babe: Yeah -- yeah, wiser. That's why I've come to this conclusion -- that you will always be important to me, J.R. But I -- I cannot stay on this emotional roller coaster with you. I want off the ride.

Krystal: I have had all I can take of your emotional roller coaster.

Adam: Well, you can get off whenever you like.

Krystal: Oh, right, some choice -- risking my life and my baby's life out there or risking my sanity in here with you.

[Adam chuckles]

Adam: Why -- why, Krystal Carey. I've never known you to be afraid of me.

Krystal: I'm not afraid of you. And it's Martin -- Krystal Martin.

Adam: In name only.

Krystal: Oh, God. Oh, you're -- you're impossible.

Adam: Oh, come on, be honest, Krystal. This is hardly torture for you.

Krystal: Oh, right, right. I love a potential threat hanging over my head and Jenny's.

Adam: Well, the threat may be real, but you couldn't wait to pack your bags and move back in here, because I'm the only husband you want.

Jesse: Am I an idiot, or what?

Tad: Are we talking in general or are you whining about something specific?

Jesse: I'm serious, Tad. All this bitching about my family being in danger, and all the while I've put your family right in the same line of fire, man.

Tad: Oh, come on -- we've been through this 20 times, ok? It's a waste of energy, it's not your fault. You heard Krystal -- we were the ones who were so determined to get you and Angela back together. Hell, we were the ones that persuaded you to stick around Pine Valley in the first place, right?

Jesse: That's all good but I can't help but feeling the blame, man -- your family moving out of your home into Adam Chandler's? Not good.

Tad: What do you want from me? It's the best I could come up with, you know, at a moment's notice, the only place I could think of that Krystal and Jenny would be safe. This way, I can concentrate on nailing who's ever after you without worrying about them 24 hours a day.

Jesse: You sure about this?

Tad: No. You know Adam Chandler -- he hasn't changed in 20 years. One thing I'll say for him, though -- he's got that place wired tight. He's practically got gun ports on the front porch -- it's like a damn fortress.

Jesse: Yeah, well, I see the two of you are still not the best of chums.

[Tad chuckles]

Tad: Oh, babe, you don't know the half of it. Whew. See, Adam and Krystal used to be married -- like really married, you know? Well, we were friends -- Krystal and me were good friends and one night, you know, something happened --

Jesse: Oh, no, you didn't.

Tad: One thing led to another -- but, anyway, skip ahead. When she finds out she's pregnant with Jenny, she was terrified about what his reaction would be when he found out the baby was mine. Turns out she was right.

Jesse: Same old Thaddeus -- just can't keep it in your pants, can you?

Tad: You're not helping.

Jesse: What happened?

Tad: He burned my house to the ground. It gets worse. See, Krystal- she was over at Chandler Mansion not too long ago, she goes into labor a little prematurely, and she needed help. Well, Adam refused. He stepped over her, left her lying there alone on the floor.

Jesse: You're kidding me.

Tad: Nope.

Jesse: I mean, after that idiotic behavior, he still took them in?

Tad: Oh, it gets real complicated. See, it doesn't matter how much noises he makes -- he's still madly in love with her. And since it's you and me talking, she's got feelings for him, too.

Jesse: Well, this might be just a hunch, Tad, but don't you think Adam Chandler's place might not be the right safe house for you?

Tad: I don't know. Like I said, I didn't have much of a choice. Look, Krystal -- Krystal will be ok. She's, you know, been around the block a few times. She can be very formidable when she needs to be. I just got to have faith that she's got what it takes emotionally to stand up to him when he starts throwing all that psychotic charm her way.

Krystal: I do not want you, Adam.

Adam: Come on, Krystal. Can't you see? Can't you see how good we are together? When was the last time you felt so alive? When? I'll tell you when

Krystal: Oh -- I had a feeling you would.

Adam: Yes. It's when we were together, in this house.

Krystal: We had some good times.

[Adam chuckles]

Krystal: Yes, we did, Adam -- we had some pretty great times.

Adam: Absolute -- and we can have them again.

Krystal: But we also had some major blowouts, some real beauts, Adam, and I don't want to dwell on them, but they were bad times, and I don't ever want to go through that again.

Adam: Yeah, well, a lot of those bad times were self-inflicted. Need I remind you that you destroyed our marriage by sleeping with Tad Martin?

Krystal: Oh, and that justifies every terrible thing you've ever done? Need I remind you that you stole my baby?

Adam: No. Tad Martin stole my baby from you. And I kind of stole her back a little bit.

Krystal: Oh.

[Adam chuckles]

Adam: Oh, come on -- see, that's marvelous. Can't you see it, Krystal? Can't you feel it? There's a fire, a fire going on between us.

Krystal: I think you're having one of those male hot flashes.

Adam: Yeah, you deny it all you like, all you like. There is a fire going on between us, and you can't just tamp it out, because it's passion, lady. Passion -- unbridled, savage, naked passion. And you struggle against it all you like, but eventually, that's a passion that neither of us will be able to resist.

Erica: How dare you. We had a deal. You would stoop to anything, wouldn't you, if you thought that a headline was involved?

Jack: Erica, just hang on a second, please.

Erica: You just couldn't stand it that I one-upped you with the press, could you, so you set me up. Wow, what a mockery of this judicial system you make -- so smug, so high-and-mighty. Equality and justice for all?

Jack: Ok, Erica, listen, there's something you need to know. Sam was in there fighting with me, ok? He took your case, your side, with the judge in his chambers.

Erica: He did?

Samuel: Erica, I didn't enter into this to trick you. Now, I believe anything longer than six months is wrong, but clearly this judge has his own position to play.

Erica: So what happens now?

Samuel: Honestly, we don't know. We don't know if he's going to accept our argument. We have no idea what his decision will be.

Jack: Ok, what Sam is trying to say is that it is out of our hands, and it is firmly in your hands.

Erica: What do you mean by that?

Jack: I mean this is all going to come down to you showing your contrition for the crime you committed, Erica. You are your last hope.

Jesse: I thought floating all over the globe and constantly having to check over my shoulder was bad. This sucks.

Tad: All right, so I tell you what we're going to do. We're going to stop playing by their rules, we're going to level the playing field. That means you and I are going to go out and we'll find this guy Papel, stop waiting for him to find you.

Jesse: That's easier said than done. How do we fight somebody when we don't even know who the guy is, man?

Tad: Well, for starters, are you sure you don't remember anything -- and I mean anything at all -- about the night you came to 20 years ago?

Jesse: No, man, it's just some warehouse, could've been --

Tad: Jesse, come on.

Jesse: It could've been anywhere, man!

Tad: Something.

Jesse: Oh. Well, there are two things that have stuck in my mind since that night -- the sound of water and a clock chime.

Adam: Ah. Oh -- I hope you don't mind. I didn't know you were coming back, so I had them bring back the alcohol. Do you miss the stuff?

J.R.: Every day of my life. But the booze gets in the way every time. I need to keep my mind clear.

Adam: Ah, yes -- a clear mind is a virtue.

J.R.: I've made mistakes. The biggest of all was letting Babe get away from me.

Adam: Hmm. What is it with these damn Carey women?

Krystal: I tell you, I don't know what I'd do without you here. Locked in this damn tower, I feel like Rapunzel. What? What is it?

Babe: It's just -- just that kidnap story of J.R.'s is so hard to swallow.

Krystal: You know, I'm sorry but deep down in my gut, I just think he's telling the truth. You know your mama's instincts are always right. Now, my -- my problems start when I don't listen to them.

Babe: You know, it's nice to hear you being so supportive of J.R.

Krystal: Well, don't get me wrong. I -- I don't want you two to get back together. I mean, after all, J.R. is his daddy's son.

[Music plays at ConFusion]

Ryan: So in my quest for answers, I've had to involve myself in some people's lives. What do you want me to do? Man, what -- what, do you want me to leave town? Well, I can't leave town because I have responsibilities. I have -- I have kids.

Aidan: Well, how about exercising a little bit of patience?

Ryan: What? You want me to be patient. Meanwhile, Annie wants me to hurry up and remember everything, like, right now. You and Zach want me to stay away from Kendall and Greenlee. Meanwhile, they are the only two people that are helping me remember anything. I don't remember four years of my life!

Aidan: You know what? I am fed up with hearing what you can and can't remember.

Singers: Of me, baby do you think of me?

Ryan: You know what? I have been going about this all wrong.

Judge: This is case number 15649, the United States vs. Erica Kane. Ms. Kane, you are charged with one count of insider trading with intent to conceal. How do you plead? Ms. Kane?

Erica: Guilty as charged, your honor.

Kendall: Please, Mother, don't blow this.

Judge: Thank you, Ms. Kane. I will now render my verdict.

Erica: Your honor? May I please say a few words?

Judge: Well, you seemed to have a few words during an earlier disruption in my courtroom, Ms. Kane, but -- but I'll allow it.

Erica: Thank you, your honor. It's important to me that you know how truly sorry I am for my seemingly cavalier but completely unintentional advantage that I took of the market system for financial gain. It's even more important that my family know how sorry I am for any worry or anguish or embarrassment I may have caused them during this really hellacious ordeal.

Kendall: I don't have a good feeling about this.

Erica: If I can serve as a public example that no one is above the law and that justice is doled out to all citizens regardless of wealth or status or fame, then any pain I may have suffered during this chapter of my life will not have been in vain.

Greenlee: Isn't she laying it on a little thick, even by Erica's standards?

Erica: Therefore, your honor, I am ready to accept whatever this court deems as suitable punishment for my crime. I thank you.

Judge: Thank you, Ms. Kane. I am now ready to render my verdict.

Ryan: Hmm.

Aidan: What's so funny?

Ryan: The answer has been right in front of me the entire time, Aidan.

Aidan: Ok. Well, are you going to share it with me, or what?

Ryan: Ah. No, actually, I'm not, but it's been really nice talking to you. I'm out of here.

Jesse: Get anything?

Tad: I'm not sure. It's a whole lot of warehouses around the docks -- that's got to account for your water.

Jesse: Yeah, well, I was so out of it, I couldn't tell you, man -- could've been anywhere.

Tad: I don't know. Check it out -- just like I thought.

Jesse: What?

Tad: This is a map of warehouses that are actually on the docks. Look at this.

Jesse: Chapel of St. Andrew the Apostle.

Tad: Yeah. It's old, it's on the water -- most importantly, it's known for having a clock tower.

Jesse: I do believe you have just leveled the playing field, my brother.

[As a clock bell chimes, Robert looks at his watch and waits]

Adam: A toast -- to reunions, and serendipity.

Babe: At least you can say one thing for Adam -- at least he doesn't give up.

Krystal: Hmm. More like he hates to lose. You should've heard him earlier leading the cheer about all the passion and the fire between us. Please.

Babe: You know, J.R. did make a good case when he was explaining his kidnapping to me -- at least what he can remember of it. But he's determined that I believe him.

Krystal: You know, I think it's more important to J.R. that you believe in him. And like I said, I'm not saying that I think you two should get cozy or anything, but, I mean, J.R. is Little A's daddy.

Babe: I hear you, Mama.

J.R.: You surviving?

Krystal: Your daddy, J.R., is about as tenacious as a grizzly up a honey tree.

J.R.: Hmm. He likes to get what he wants.

Krystal: Yeah.

J.R.: Huh. What I want is to say thank you for believing me that I was drugged and kidnapped. And I want to tell you how much I appreciate the fact you believe that I'm a changed man.

Krystal: It's a long road, but I do think you started that journey.

J.R.: I have. And I intend to prove that to Babe. Krystal? I'm going to ask Babe to marry me. I want her to be my wife again.

Judge: Let me assure you that this decision has not been rendered lightly. I have taken into consideration the very fervent arguments presented on Ms. Kane's behalf not only by the defense, Mr. Montgomery, but also by the U.S. Attorney, Mr. Woods. Ms. Kane's impassioned address to the court in which she expressed contrition was also considered. But the defendant admittedly committed a very serious offense, and the law is the law. Ms. Kane, would you please rise? Erica Kane, you are sentenced to a $5 million fine, two years of community service, and six months in prison, time to be served in a federal penitentiary.

Erica: Thank you, your honor.

Jack: You did it.

Erica: Oh.

Jack: You did this, kiddo.

Erica: I couldn't have done it without you, Jack.

Judge: I'll give you three weeks to put your affairs in order. You will then surrender yourself to begin your sentence. Mr. Woods?

Samuel: No objections, your honor.

Erica: May -- may I say something?

Judge: Ms. Kane.

Erica: Uh -- your honor, my affairs are already in order. I've already taken care of everything, and so I am ready to start serving my sentence effective immediately.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Erica (to Samuel): Congratulations on an excellent performance, Mr. Woods.

Kendall (to Zach): I lied to you.

Ryan: I'm making headway. I'm filling in the blanks.

Jesse (to Tad): This is where it all happened.

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