AMC Transcript Tuesday 4/1/08

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 4/1/08

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J.R.: I told you guys you're overreacting. I just need to catch up on some rest. I'm fine.

Colby: J.R., chill, ok? You're sweaty, you're pasty, and I hate to tell you this, but you don't look good, ok? And those don't add up to be "fine," so sit down.

J.R.: Thank you for the ego boost, Colby, but your bedside manner needs a little bit of work.

Frankie: Colby's right. You've been pale, feeling rundown. What you've been dealing with was going on too long -- besides, running a few tests can't hurt.

Angie: J.R., make yourself comfortable because you're not leaving until I find out what made you sick.

Babe: Good news, I hope.

Richie: Yes, the best -- that is why I called you. I'm getting released today.

Babe: Oh, my God, Richie, that's awesome! I -- I guess the bone marrow transplant was a success.

Richie: Well, yeah. You know, it's not like I'm going to run a triathlon anytime soon, but at least I'm getting out of this damn hospital.

Babe: Yeah.

[Babe chuckles]

Richie: Ahem, which is a bit of a problem.

Babe: Oh, yeah? Why?

Richie: Well, I mean, don't get me wrong -- I'm feeling stronger every day, but I'm still going to have to take it easy, unfortunately, you know, until I get my strength back, so --

Babe: No, Richie, listen -- I do know, and it's all taken care of. I have the perfect place for you to recuperate.

Richie: Yeah?

Babe: Mm-hmm.

Richie: Huh.

Samuel: No, Carl, I saw it. Yeah, yeah, I know. "La Kane gets hop on top cop." First of all, I'm not a cop, right? And only mental midgets pay attention to that stuff -- it's a rag. Carl, relax. Now, my focus is getting back Erica safe and sound. Hey, brother. Yeah. No, listen, I got to jet. Jesse Hubbard.

Jesse: How you doing, Mr. Woods?

Samuel: Hey, brother, call me Sam.

Jesse: Absolutely. What can I do for you?

Samuel: Man, I got to tell you the truth -- this whole back-from-the-dead thing and you taking down one of the biggest drug cartels on the east coast? Y'all are getting more headlines than this Erica Kane drama, so you are already doing it for me, and for that, I'm grateful.

Jesse: Ok, I just kind of want to -- ahem -- you know, put that behind me, get on with my life, fresh start.

Samuel: Well, that's why I wanted to talk to you, because I think I could be a part of your fresh start.

Erica: Wow. Who knew you could buy a dress, a pot, and fertilizer all in the same store?

[Thud]

Erica: Oh!

Carmen: Shh, careful! I don't want you tripping any alarms. Come on.

Erica: Hey -- ow! What are you doing?

Carmen: I got to find some supplies. You think I'm stupid? I saw that.

Erica: I have no idea what you're talking about -- what did you see?

Carmen: I saw that look on your face.

Erica: What look?

Carmen: That look -- the one I've seen you get on "New Beginnings" when the guest is boring you.

Erica: Boring me? Carmen, I'm on the run, handcuffed to an escaped convict who feels the need to stick a gun in my back every two minutes. I assure you I am not bored.

Carmen: Yeah, it's the same look that people get when they're feeling superior, think they're better than me. I've seen it my whole life.

Erica: I have no idea what you mean.

Carmen: That's because no one ever looks at you that way. You've made it real clear -- you've never been in a store like this before. You think you're better than this.

Erica: Oh, now, wait a minute --

Carmen: No, you wait, miss thing. You can't believe you're in a discount store that sells clothes that you wouldn't even dust your cat's litter box with.

Erica: Ok, you need to listen for a second.

Carmen: Yeah. You used to be my hero, my TV BFF. Oh -- I'm glad I still got Oprah.

Erica: Now, you just shut your mouth. And I'll tell you -- I wasn't born with a silver spoon in mine.

Samuel: Look, I know you were a cop -- no, no, you were a terrific cop, and you got involved in some very dangerous FBI business. The risks didn't scare you, didn't stop you.

Jesse: Yeah. Youth -- what can I say, you know? I wanted to take on the world, put all the bad guys behind bars.

Samuel: Yeah. The way I understand it, you were what -- tortured, left for dead? You had to leave your family and go on the run for, what -- damn near two decades?

Jesse: Yeah -- like I said, I'm trying to put that behind me, you know --

Samuel: Right.

Jesse: In the past?

Samuel: Ok. But the way I see it, the U.S. government owes you bigtime.

Jesse: Really? How so? Oh, well, I'm listening.

Samuel: Jesse, we're always looking for good people. The U.S. Attorney's office employs a lot of investigators, and I'm trying to get folks in, especially people of color. Brother, I think you'd be terrific. What do you say?

[Richie chuckles]

Richie: Man, it is great to be back in the world again. You know, I thought when I was dying I appreciated it, but now I -- for the first time in a very long time, I'm looking forward to tomorrow, and I only have you to thank for that.

Babe: Well, you know it was all you, Richie -- the fact that you didn't give up, and you wouldn't quit? That is what made all the difference.

Richie: Yeah. Well, I promise -- I guarantee -- that I'm going to make the most of this, this second shot at life, with you taking me in and nursing me back to health --

Babe: Yeah, Richie, about that, um --

[Babe rings doorbell]

Richie: Oh, are we here to pick up Little A before we head back to the house? That would be a lot of fun, to see him.

Babe: No, actually. Huh.

Opal: Well, it's about time you kids showed up. I was about to send out a search party. Come on, come on in. Let me see -- this must be the patient --

Babe: Yes.

Opal: Or should I say my new boarder?

Richie: Boarder?

Babe: Yes. Opal was nice enough to offer you a room until you get back on your feet.

Richie: But I thought I was going to --

Opal: Yeah -- no, no need to say "Thank you." It's really all right, you know? I am usually rattling around this big, old place all by my lonesome anyway with Petey always off with his father or -- and I don't know where he is, but, anyway, the company -- it'll be nice to have the company, and you know Myrtle? She always says that it's so nice having young people around because it makes her feel 10 years younger.

Babe: Mm-hmm.

Opal: So I'm waiting for those effects.

[Opal chuckles]

Opal: Come on, come on in.

Richie: What's going on here? Aren't I staying with you?

[Music plays]

Jesse: So you're offering me a job with the U.S. Attorney's office?

Samuel: It is yours if you want it.

Jesse: Whoa. Huh -- why don't you just blow me out of the water? I'm -- I'm flattered, but I can't accept.

Samuel: Why?

Jesse: My wife -- she's got really strong feelings about -- thank you.

Waitress: You're welcome.

Jesse: Thank you -- about me and police work. Um -- can't say I completely disagree with her, either.

Samuel: Well, at least it's nice to have someone at home worrying about you.

Jesse: Yeah, well, she's been worrying about me for far too long -- and because of me -- and I will not ask her to do that ever again.

Samuel: Ok, so, I don't know -- maybe after a little bit of time?

Jesse: Hmm -- no. Thank you, but, no, no.

Samuel: But I -- I see in you a man that still wants to make the world better. You still want to fix things.

[Jesse scoffs]

Samuel: I mean, am I wrong? I mean, and I think in that way, we're a lot alike.

Jesse: Right now, all I want to do is focus on my wife and my son. We got a lot of lost time to make up for.

Samuel: Ok. Fair enough, but I -- I mean, once that time goes by and --

Jesse: You just don't give up, do you?

Samuel: Man, you're a good guy, and you deserve this. Look, I think we have that in common -- neither of us give up.

Jesse: Not that I was eavesdropping -- that phone call? Sounded like stress.

Samuel: Oh, yeah, yeah. Ever since Erica Kane disappeared, it's been drama, and I'm just trying to get the lady back.

Carmen: Superstar, you trying tell Sugar that you grew up down and dirty? Pff -- come on.

Erica: Ok, you listen to me. I had to fight and work for everything I've ever had. My mother raised me on her own and -- and she did the best she could, but we had to make some sacrifices along the way.

Carmen: Mm-hmm. Yeah, they must have a musical instrument department in the store. Let me go find a little violin and start playing it.

Erica: Pine Valley was a much smaller town then than it is now. And I didn't have very much growing up in way of material things, but what I did have was big dreams.

Frankie: J.R. is in good hands. My mom knows what she's doing.

Colby: Well, so do you. I mean, who else could've convinced J.R. to go to the hospital?

Frankie: All I did was reason with him. J.R. will listen to logic.

Colby: Hmm -- J.R. and logic? No, I don't think you know my brother that well.

Frankie: So, Colby, how you been feeling lately -- I mean, after what went down in that hangar?

Colby: Actually, I -- I haven't been able to sleep at all. It's like my mind will not stop replaying over and over again.

Frankie: Which part?

Colby: All -- all of it -- I mean, the kidnapping, being tied up, the shooting, the screams. It's just like my mind is stuck on auto-repeat mode, you know? Yeah, it turned out fine, but what if it hadn't? What if something had gone wrong?

Frankie: That all sounds normal.

Colby: So, are you going all doctor on me now? Is that your professional opinion? I wasn't looking for a diagnosis.

Frankie: I know that. I'm just saying after what you've been through, nobody can blame you for what you're feeling.

Colby: You went through it, too. And I don't think I could've done it without you. You were brave and strong. You must've learned that from being in Iraq, right?

Frankie: Being held hostage is different from fighting a war in Iraq.

Colby: How?

Frankie: You and I, we knew who we were dealing with. Over there, you didn't know what was waiting around the next corner or who was really on your side. Soon, it all became one big blur. Right and wrong somehow got lost in the shuffle.

Colby: So why did you volunteer to go?

Frankie: I managed to mess up everything else I tried up to that point -- jobs, school, relationships. I guess I had something to prove.

Colby: To your mom?

Frankie: To myself. I always wondered if I had -- if I had it in me to be a hero like my dad, you know, if I had what it took. And I ain't just talking about the bravery or the guts part -- I mean, taking a stand for what you believe no matter what the odds, no matter what the cost.

Colby: So what'd you find out?

Frankie: That it don't take no damn war to prove that to yourself. Hmm. Whatever expectations I had, Iraq wiped the slate clean.

Colby: What do you mean?

Frankie: Over there, you become a part of this family -- men and women just doing their jobs and surviving. It's not about politics, glory, or agendas. It's about survival and coming home.

Angie: They said that you really haven't been feeling like yourself for quite a while now. Tell me what's going on.

J.R.: I don't know. One minute I'm feeling fine, the next minute, I can't hold my head up.

Angie: And this started happening after you left the hospital?

J.R.: It happened before that when these couple of yahoos kidnapped me, drugged me, and dumped me in a motel room.

Angie: Well, what have the police found? Any evidence of what you were drugged with?

J.R.: I didn't report this to the police.

Angie: Why not?

J.R.: If my family doesn't believe me, why should the cops?

Angie: Well, why would they think you'd make that up?

J.R.: God. Given my past record, they'd think I just wanted to get high and drunk because I wanted to, but I didn't.

Angie: Well, your tox screens were clean the last time you came in. It also says here in Joe's report that you complained of an acute pain in your side.

J.R.: Yeah -- ah, it's still there.

[J.R. sighs]

J.R.: But it's more like been a pain in my butt.

Angie: All right, well, I'm not passing any judgment -- especially about the past. It's important to find out what's going on with you now. Let me take a look at your side.

J.R.: Yeah.

Angie: Hold on. Oh. Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, it looks pretty angry. All right, I tell you what -- I'm going to run a few more tests and see if we can get to the bottom of this, ok? You know what? It would really help, though -- it'd really help my diagnosis if you could find out who did this to you.

J.R.: Yeah, well, I don't trust any cops, so hopefully your diagnosis will help me find out who did this to me.

Opal: Dig in -- huh. And I'm going to go upstairs, check the guestroom, put a chocolate on your pillow.

[Richie chuckles]

Richie: Ok, I missed something here. I mean, this is a cushy crib, it's great, but I thought I was staying with you.

Babe: Oh -- and what gave you that idea?

Richie: Well, you did.

Babe: Me? Well -- Richie, I -- I think I've been pretty clear to you about where we stand -- I'm your friend. I'm not going to bring you home with me to stay -- I've got Little A to think about.

Richie: Oh -- you know that Little A and I like each other a lot -- I mean, you know that. We get along great.

Babe: Well, yeah, but getting along and living with us are two totally separate things.

Richie: Oh, come on. I mean, if he starts asking questions, you just put him right in front of the TV, pop in a video, and he'll forget about it. He's a kid -- come on!

Babe: Ok, I -- I don't treat my son that way, all right? And -- and you're not coming home with me. I shouldn't have to explain myself any more than that, Richie.

Richie: So you're just going to drop me off here with this nut ball?

Babe: Oh -- Opal is not a nut ball. This is very generous of her. I mean, what happened to "appreciating life"? Where is all this coming from, huh?

Richie: Well, I think you know where it's coming from, Babe -- you played me.

Babe: I played you?

Richie: Yeah. [As Babe] "Oh, Richie, you got to hang on. You can't give up. When you get out of the hospital, we'll celebrate." [Normal voice] Does that sound familiar to you at all?

Babe: Um -- you needed support and a friend.

Richie: You know that what you and I had was more than just being a friend. The way that you were looking at me and the signals that you were throwing out?

Babe: All right, Richie, you know what? You -- you need to back off, you need to back way off.

Richie: Look, I'm just -- I'm sorry. I'm just a little thrown by this whole staying-with-Opal thing.

Babe: Oh, yeah? Well, you deserve to get thrown out, thrown out right on your butt.

Erica: The difference between me and so many others is that I always knew I could make something of myself, and I also knew that I was going to have to do that myself. I wanted to be rich and famous. I started modeling when I was a teenager.

Carmen: So that's where it all started?

Erica: Started, yes. But it's a long road to success. I wanted to be independent, an independent businesswoman, so I started a disco, very appropriately called "Erica's."

[Applause]

Erica's voice: Now, I would like to present you with this souvenir as a -- as a remembrance of this momentous occasion -- an "Erica's" T-shirt!

Mark: Oh.

Erica: It was so beautiful.

Mark: I know.

Erica: And now it's gone. Oh.

Mark: It's ok. It's not the end of the world.

Erica: Oh. It is for me. I've lost everything. And when that didn't work out, I didn't give up. I never gave up. I decided I would try my luck in Hollywood. Don't you see? I've had lots of experience in front of the camera. I mean, I was a top model in New York. Oh, Mark, I am going to make pots of money, and I am going to pay off all my debts with interest -- and I'm going to have a beautiful, new, exciting life for myself in the bargain. I've got this brilliant future waiting for me in Hollywood!

Carmen: It happened for you then?

Erica: It was just the beginning. I've had successes, and I've had failures. I've had bankruptcy and business ventures that have been completely shelved, and tons of deceitful men who have been after me for all sorts of reasons -- all hurdles that I had to overcome. But the biggest obstacle in my life was my father, my own father. He -- he walked out on my mother and me when I was a little girl. And the times that I got to spend with him after that -- not that there were that many of them, but the things that he subjected me to -- hey, I could've ended up alone and miserable and drugged out of my mind. But when you believe in something -- most importantly, when that something you believe in is you -- you can pick yourself up, and you can try again, and you will never be a failure and -- and you can have your dreams come true. You can make your dreams come true.

Richie: No, just wait, Babe. Look, I did not mean to piss you --

Babe: To piss me off? Yeah, well, you're doing a really good job of that right now.

Richie: Ok, look, I guess -- I guess for once in my life, things were going my way.

Babe: Are you hearing yourself right now? Richie, you're alive. But instead, you're complaining about where you're going to recuperate.

Richie: It's not about where I'm going to stay, Babe, it's that, I -- I thought that you wanted me with you. But instead, you're just driving me to Opal's house.

Babe: Richie, look, I have bent over backwards to help you. I stepped up.

Richie: Yeah.

Babe: As a friend. But I -- I have never promised anything more than that.

Richie: No, but you know me. I mean, you know me. You know my past, you know -- you know that I've had a rough past, and what I've been through. But you're not scared of me.

Babe: I'm not scared.

Richie: And I'm not used to someone going out of their way to be nice to me, unless they want something from me. So can't you see how I might have misread your intentions?

Babe: Look, Richie, I don't want anything from you, and I'm not stupid. I've heard all the things that Annie has said about you.

Richie: Yes, you have, and they're all lies.

Babe: All of them? There's usually a little grain of truth in what people say.

Richie: Yeah, that's true, depending on who says them, but my sister doesn't --

Babe: Ok, well, what about what I've seen with my own two eyes? I know that you have tried to play me in the past when it comes to J.R. I know that.

Richie: I'm not the only person that's going to tell you this, but J.R.'s a jerk.

Babe: J.R. is Little A's daddy, ok? And he's in my life, and he always will be.

J.R.: Oh, that was brilliant, J.R. Maybe if I just get some air -- oh, good. This is perfect timing. Just when I started making things work with Babe. Well, that was a good day. But we've had some good nights. Let the games begin. This is it. Moment of truth. That was a good hand. Only if my luck would've held out --

Treena: You were up all night, weren't you, baby?

J.R.: Oh, I got to talk to you, Babe. I got to explain.

[J.R. groans]

J.R.: God!

Angie: J.R.?

[J.R. groans]

Colby: What's it like having your mom around? Thank you. Like home and here?

Frankie: Oh, it's great.

[Colby chuckles]

Frankie: She and I are working through it. And I found out that my dad is alive? Man!

[Colby chuckles]

Frankie: That threw me for a curve, but it was a good one. I guess it was all meant to be. You know, for the first time in a long time, I'm looking forward to the future.

Colby: Well, any way I could help, let me know.

Jesse: So, you regret prosecuting Erica Kane?

Samuel: No, hell, no, man. She broke the law, and no one should be above the law. I'm just trying to get the lady back as quickly and as safely as I can.

Jesse: Or it's your head.

Samuel: Well, it's -- it's more her head I'm worried about. Sometimes you feel like you're -- you're trying to do the right thing, and it's like you're -- you're pushing an eight-ton boulder up a mountain or something.

Jesse: I know that boulder.

[Jesse chuckles]

Samuel: Oh, yeah.

Jesse: Had it with me the last 20 years.

Samuel: You -- you have fought that battle, haven't you?

Jesse: Well, look at you. Couldn't have been easy for you to get where you are.

Samuel: No, no, I've been pushing for a while, and the boulder gets bigger sometimes. But on the other hand, I think we had it better than our dads had it. And hopefully, our kids will have it better than we have it, and we got a long way to go, but you keep pushing.

Jesse: Amen to that.

Samuel: So, what about you? Now, come on, making a name for yourself as a cop on the police force in Pine Valley? You were just like the -- what, the super fly in the milk.

Jesse: Huh.

Samuel: That couldn't be easy.

Jesse: No, I got to tell you, man -- the best thing that ever happened to me was landing in Pine Valley.

Samuel: Because you met your lady?

Jesse: Yeah, that, plus, you know, growth. I lost my attitude.

Samuel: It's funny, though, when you put it in perspective. Sometimes I feel like -- like we put the most pressure on ourselves.

Jesse: Yeah. Tell me about it. Constantly trying not to slip up?

Samuel: Yeah. The three loves. You know, do what you love, be with who you love, and leave something you love behind. How do you change the world? How do you make it better?

Jesse: Well, it's obviously worked for you. I mean, your -- your reputation is stellar.

Samuel: Thank you, brother. In my family, failure was not an option.

Jesse: Well, you know, there's a lot of effort and sacrifice that goes into it when you're trying to make the world a better place.

Samuel: Then you ask yourself, what is the personal cost? What is the personal cost?

Jesse: Success always has a price. A man just has to figure out how much he's willing to pay.

Samuel: And how do you do that? How do you determine what your bottom line is?

Jesse: Well, for me, when I was a kid -- a knucklehead kid -- I was on a mission. Actually, a downward spiral. And it was Angela who helped define for me the construct of "never let anything stand in your way."

Samuel: Well, you see that? That's why my job offer for you should be a slam dunk. Don't let stuff stand in your way.

Jesse: Yeah, well. 20 years ago, that would've been right up my alley, but -- going through what I've been through, my perspective has changed. It's much clearer for me now. What matters for me is my family -- my wife, my kid. Throw in a couple of top-rate friends -- that's all I need. For me, that's God, you know?

Samuel: Yeah, my -- my circumstances are a little different. My situation, one I had no control over and the other I had a direct hand in creating.

Jesse: What do you mean?

Samuel: I lost my wife in 9/11. She was in the South Tower.

Jesse: Oh -- ahem -- I'm sorry, I didn't know.

Samuel: Just me and my son now.

Jesse: Well, that's a good thing. At least you got each other.

Samuel: Hmm. That's another way we differ, man. Uh -- I think I -- I lost him, too, emotionally, and it's -- it's nobody's fault but my own.

Angie: You're burning up. We've got to get some fluids in you.

[J.R. mumbles]

Angie: Hello, this is Dr. Hubbard. Listen, I need to hydrate a patient. Get me Toradol, 60 milligram IV push, and get me set up with a 1,000 cc bag of I.V. saline. Thanks. All right, come on, J.R.

J.R.: See Babe, that's -- just want to see --

Angie: Come on.

J.R.: I just want to --

Frankie: It's J.R., come on.

J.R.: Just let me go.

Frankie: Mom, what is it?

Angie: Uh -- his temp is 104. We've got to knock it down.

Frankie: Then we figure out what's causing it.

Angie: Yes, exactly.

Frankie: Infection?

Angie: Well, that would be my educated guess, but we've got to get the test results.

Colby: Is he going to be ok?

Angie: Yeah, he's stabilizing. We've got to get a line on him. He should be responding soon. But listen, you might want to call your parents.

Richie: Having a kid connects people. I know that, but -- I mean, as far as I'm concerned, Chandler's just the bad penny that keeps turning up.

Babe: Well, heads or tails, good or bad, he's in my life. And quite frankly, Richie, I think that you -- you worry about J.R. too much.

Richie: What's that supposed to mean?

Babe: That means that if -- if you want to be a part of my life -- if -- any woman's life -- you're going to have to change, starting with telling the truth.

Richie: Ok. Ok, the truth. The truth, I promise, from now on. I promise.

Babe: No promises. Ok? You're going to have to prove yourself.

Richie: How?

Babe: By being that good person you insist you want to be. Richie, you've got a second chance. You have to make the most of it. You have -- you have to prove to Annie and everybody else that you really are willing to change.

Richie: Yeah, and if I do that -- if I change, how will that make you feel, Babe? I mean, will you reconsider?

Babe: Don't do it for me, Richie, you have to do it for yourself.

[Phone rings]

Babe: Hello?

Colby: Hi, Babe. It's me, Colby.

Babe: Colby, what's wrong?

Colby: It's J.R. He's in the hospital again. He has a really high fever, but Dr. Hubbard's got him on an IV.

Babe: Um -- do the doctors know why his infection keeps coming back? What's --

Richie: Well, I certainly hope it doesn't hurt too bad.

Doctor: I'll be right back.

Babe: Is -- is he going to be all right?

Colby: I don't know. They have to run a couple more tests. But I should go. I want to call my dad and Krystal.

Babe: Thank you so much for calling. I'll be there right away. Bye.

Richie: No -- where are you going?

Babe: I got to go to the hospital. J.R. needs me.

Richie: Oh, it -- ha, ha, ho.

Carmen: When we were girls, our fathers left us. But we both had big dreams. We wanted to be bigger and better than what we were. I wanted more than my hood, you wanted more than Pine Valley. Only your dreams came true.

Erica: Well, it's never too late to make your dreams come true. I mean, maybe you have to adjust them a little bit or something, but with a good -- I mean, a positive attitude, you can make it happen.

Carmen: It's that attitude that got me in trouble.

Erica: What do you mean?

Carmen: Oh -- I was young, sexy, cocky. Tough. "Don't mess with Sugar." Hmm. But it was all an act. Inside, I know the truth. I knew I was spit.

Erica: No.

Carmen: Yes. The only way I was valuable was through the guys I was with. If a guy wanted to hook up with me, then I had to be special. But it never worked out.

Erica: Yeah, well, we've all been involved with men who weren't so great. I mean, my list reads like a roll call.

Carmen: Yeah. But you never let it get in the way. You didn't put it all on them to make you happy. You made your way through the world. You fought for what you got.

Erica: And you can, too. You can still do that. You can turn things around.

[Carmen scoffs]

Carmen: What, in prison? It's too late, Erica. I thought Mando was different. I'm a damn fool.

Erica: Well, then, just don't let him call the shots anymore. You take control.

Carmen: Yeah, that's what I intend to do -- when I blow his machismo machine right off.

Erica: Carmen, put that thing down. When you use that, you just stoop to his level. You raise yourself up. You pick yourself right up. You stop letting this Armando guy ruin your life. There are all sorts of possibilities out there in the world for you all sorts of possibilities. And you know what? Even more so now that you met me, because I can help you. Just -- can't give up. You can never give up. And you just make your own dreams come true. Don't ever let a man determine who you are, or how far you can go. You hear what I'm saying, Carmen? Carmen?

Richie: Ha, ha! Damn Junior! Even when he's flat on his back in the hospital, he's a pain in my butt. Oh -- talk about a tease, man. I mean, who's playing who? Who's she kidding?

[Richie sighs]

Richie: What do you want?

Opal: Well, first, you can drop that tone of voice. You got everything you need?

Richie: Yes, ma'am, I think so. Is there anything else?

Opal: No.

Richie: Then what is it, Opal?

Opal: I'm getting a weird vibe. Can't quite put my finger on it, but I am psychic.

Richie: More like psychotic.

Opal: And have a really good set of ears on me.

Richie: Huh -- I'm sorry.

Opal: Yeah, I don't think so.

Richie: What are you getting at, Opal?

Opal: Well, just that I get feelings about people, and that I'm usually right.

Richie: Well, what sort of feelings are you getting about me, Opal?

Opal: I'm not sure yet, Richie. But I'll let you know. You can bet I will let you know.

Babe: J.R. -- I've been so worried. I rushed right over when Colby called me.

J.R.: Oh, Babe -- thank you.

Babe: How are you feeling?

J.R.: Better. Now that you're here, I feel better.

Angie: Help me with his shirt.

Frankie: What the hell is that?

Angie: I don't know, but for his sake, we better find out, and as quick as possible.

Jesse: And you just got to stay up, you know? Stay optimistic. I mean, look at me. I found my way home. Your boy will, too, I promise you. Sam, about this job --

Samuel: No, no, no, no, wait. No -- no, you don't have to tell me now.

Jesse: Uh -- yeah, I do. It's a huge honor, this offer -- I got to pass. And I want to thank you for the drink.

Samuel: All right, man. Have it your way, brother.

Jesse: Yeah.

[Phone rings]

Samuel: Oh, whoa, whoa, one second. Yeah? Great, we're getting closer. Anything on Morales or Kane, you let me know. That's right. Yeah.

[Samuel sighs]

Samuel: No, no, come on, tell me -- you don't miss any of this?

Jesse: You know what? Not as much as I missed my family. Thank you.

Samuel: Thank you, brother.

Jesse: Ok.

Samuel: Hey, Jesse -- you're a lucky man.

Jesse: Damn straight. Thanks again. Later.

Samuel: You, too, brother.

Erica: Oh, Carmen, if only you'd listen to me. Then you could get rid of Armando the right way, and you'd be free to follow your dreams. Free --

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

J.R.: Go get my mom for me and tell her that I need her.

Adam: What did you say?

Greenlee: So, what does our future look like, Aidan?

Aidan: It starts tonight.

Erica (to Carmen): And the tables have turned.

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