All My Children Transcript Thursday 8/7/08
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Spinner: Black, 17.
Greenlee: I won again.
Aidan: It's your lucky day, baby.
Greenlee: That's because I have my good luck honey with me.
Aidan: Should we go again?
Greenlee: Nope, the old me would. Thank you. She would have kept throwing it down till it was all gone, but I'm going to quit while I'm ahead. Besides, I'm hungry and not just for lunch. This is so perfect, just the two of us. And the rest of the world, all of them, far, far away. I don't want this to end.
Aidan: Doesn't have to. This is our time, baby, just you and me, nobody else.
Kendall: Well, this is going to be a fun trip.
Annie: Yeah, feels like I haven't been to Vegas in forever. Thanks again for organizing, Zach. This is going to be our last adult-filled vacation for quite some time. So, are there any good shows in town?
Zach: I'm kidding. We can get tickets to anything you want. Just sit back and enjoy yourself.
Annie: I guess it helps to be friends with the owner of the casino.
Ryan: What's wrong?
Annie: That's ok, I'm ok.
Ryan: Ok, you two, talk to me.
Ryan: Well, I'm not buying that you're joining us on this getaway just to have a little fun, so tell me what the hell this trip is really about.
Fletcher: Ah, ah, ah, what's the magic word?
Frankie: Your mama.
Fletcher: Get up.
Frankie: Hey, what's up, Fletcher? You ain't looking so pretty, why?
Fletcher: It's because I ran into an idiot with a death wish.
Frankie: Oh, yeah? That's why you're traveling around with the circus team now, huh?
Fletcher: I'm a business man, not a fighter, ok? I hire people to do my dirty work. But in your case, I'm making an exception.
Zach: This was Annie's idea, both the trip and us going with you guys.
Ryan: I understand that, but considering how Kendall feels about Annie right now, it just strikes me as a little bit odd that you would jump at the chance to spend some time with her, that's all.
Kendall: I jumped at the chance to spend time with both of you. No matter who you're with, Ryan, you're always going to be my friend.
Zach: Annie's going through a lot right now, and it's put a strain on our friendship, all of us. You know, we just thought we'd like to get that back, that's all.
Ryan: Ok, well, we'd like that.
Kendall: So, did you ever find out what that key was for, you know, the one that Annie had hidden behind the frame?
Zach: Kendall --
Ryan: No, I didn't, and it doesn't matter.
Kendall: Ok, well, you know me, curiosity killed the --
Ryan: Kendall, ok? Thank you.
Kendall: Ok, sorry, sorry.
Ryan: I'm going to go check on Annie.
Zach: What part of playing nice didn't you understand?
Kendall: I -- I-- honestly I wanted to find out if he knew something.
Zach: I thought we weren't going to be confrontational.
Kendall: That wasn't confrontational. I was being inquisitive.
Zach: Hmm, don't push things.
Kendall: Zach, you said so yourself, there's something screwy with Annie.
Zach: She's going through a lot right now, that's what I said.
Kendall: Well, I think it's more than that. She's hiding something.
Ryan: Annie, you ok in there?
Annie: Yeah, I'll be right out.
Richie's voice: I know you, sis. You're not going anywhere, not to bed, not to Vegas, nowhere, not until you take care of Greenlee.
Aidan: Thank you.
Aidan: Cheers, baby.
Greenlee: So, what do you think the story is for the guy in the black shirt over there?
Greenlee: Right there.
Aidan: He's here for the convention. The Dental Instrument Manufacturing Convention. He's married, but he's trying to have his little wicked way with the girl that's hanging on his arm, and she is definitely not his wife.
Greenlee: Ok, come on, how did you come up with all that?
Zach: Because the sign-in for the convention was going on in the lobby when we checked in. And they gave everybody who was with them name tags, right? And he had one right here, but he's not wearing it now. I saw him wearing it earlier.
Greenlee: Ok, ok, clever.
Aidan: You don't believe me?
Greenlee: Well, how do you know that he's married, and he's cheating with her?
Aidan: Just look at his wedding ring finger. See the tan line right there? And that girl is wearing a dress so short and screaming "I am available, baby," not, "I belong to you."
Man: Whoa, are you kidding me?
Aidan: And now he has lost and there she goes, off to find another guy with some cash.
Greenlee: Aw, aw, aw, look at them, look at them. They're so cute. Ok, ok, ok, it's my turn. They're on their like, umpteenth wedding anniversary, still madly in love after all these years. They have kids. The kids are grown. The kids probably have kids of their own. And Grammy and Gramps are here celebrating their second honeymoon. What do you think?
Aidan: Maybe. I think he's here for the Dental Instrument Convention also. Just picked her up at the bar, and he's hoping to get his naughty little way with her.
Greenlee: Oh, stop.
Greenlee: They're so sweet. I bet I'm right. I'm going to find out. Hi.
Aidan: What are you doing?
Greenlee: Can I send a bottle of champagne to that couple over there?
Greenlee: Look at them. They're so in love.
Waitress: Just one for lunch?
Randi: No, two actually.
Frankie: Ok, all right, all right, easy. You've got my attention, so what do you want?
Fletcher: That's better. You know, a smart guy once said, "If it doesn't kill me, it makes me stronger." You got lucky when you sucker punched me. You're not going to get that chance again.
Frankie: All right, I can see that.
Fletcher: Good, now, I want you to listen very carefully to the phone call I'm about to make.
[Cell phone ringing]
Fletcher: Hello, baby.
Randi: Fletcher, how did you get this number?
Fletcher: Relax, Randi, I'm just calling to make a peace offering. You know, you have caused, oh, so many headaches for me, and you're just not worth the trouble anymore, so I'm cutting you loose. You're a free agent.
Randi: You're kidding me, right?
Fletcher: You ever known me to have a sense of humor when it comes to business?
Randi: So what? No strings attached, nothing?
Fletcher: Free as a bird. You just stay off my turf, and we're done.
Randi: Look, you don't have to worry about that. I promise.
Fletcher: That's my girl.
Randi: Look, Fletcher, thanks for this. I appreciate it.
Fletcher: I'm only doing it because I know you'll be back, baby. You know, you're a good girl. Just a little naive, and I know you're going to see this guy for the con job he is and then you're going to realize who your real friends are. But that's something you've got to learn on your own. All right, I'll see you later. Sooner than later, my little sexy. She sounded happy, really happy.
Frankie: What was that all about?
Fletcher: Well, just giving the bitch a little false sense of security. You know, keep her from running away, so I can keep tabs on her. You know, so that I know how to get to her when I need to. You see, if you don't do exactly what I tell you to do, Randi's going to be the one who pays for it. She might even just disappear forever.
Frankie: What's this?
Fletcher: Annual value of the goods.
Fletcher: You think you're the first guy to come along, you know, and try to rescue one of my girls? You know, I've lived this film a dozen times. You want to save the hooker from nasty old Fletcher and in the process get a little piece for yourself, you know?
Frankie: That's not what this is all about.
Fletcher: Yeah, right. There's no way a sweet little package like Randi doesn't make you want to stand up and salute.
Frankie: Whatever, man, you don't know a damn thing about me.
Fletcher: Whatever, I'm a business man, I've made an investment. That is what she makes a year. Normally, I would ask for a four-year buyout, but because Randi's so special, you know, she's not only the icing on the cake but you know, she comes with the extra sprinkles, because of that and because you already owe me, huh? I'm asking for five years.
Frankie: You want me to buy Randi's freedom?
Randi: That's the contract she signed with me when she started. You want her out of it, so I'm proposing a deal, simple business transaction.
Frankie: You can't enforce a contract for prostitution.
Fletcher: Not in court, but in my world. Randi wants out, she can get out, only there's a penalty, and you're going to pay it.
Frankie: And what if I don't?
Fletcher: Well, then you have several options, you know? You could go run to Daddy and tell him what the big, bad bully is doing to you. Or you could run to Randi and tell her she's up for sale. Or you could just ignore this offer altogether. But in all those situations the result is the same, and Randi's going to end up in a world of pain. Don't be stupid. Just give me the money and you and the girl live happily ever after. Otherwise, you're going to be trying to put Randi's face back together like a jigsaw puzzle. Now get out and have a nice date, Doctor.
Jake: I was supposed to meet my father here for lunch, but I guess that I, that I beat him here. I'll just wait at the bar, all right?
Jake: Hi, how are you? You seem like you're feeling better.
Randi: Thanks, Doc.
Jake: Call me Jake, it's ok. So, you're not just hanging out at a bar by yourself, are you?
Randi: Well, I'm not working the bar if that's what you mean.
Jake: That's not what I meant at all.
Randi: Sorry, reflex. Um, I'm actually waiting for Frankie. We're going to have lunch.
Jake: That's nice, nice for you guys, that's good. So, everything's been ok?
Randi: Yeah. I mean, maybe even better than ok. I might have a shot at pretty decent.
Amanda: Ok, that is just not fair. She's totally hitting on my target.
Jake: I'm very happy to hear those words coming out of your mouth.
Amanda: Jake, hey, it's good to see you here.
Jake: Hey, how are you?
Jake: Amanda, this is Randi. Randi, this is Amanda. Randi is a very good friend of Frankie Hubbard's.
Amanda: Oh, cool.
[Cell phone rings]
Jake: I'm sorry, I've got to take this.
Amanda: So, welcome to ConFusion.
Randi: Wait, you work here?
Amanda: Well, sort of, I work for Fusion upstairs, but we own this place.
Randi: Fusion the make-up company?
Randi: Oh, wow, I wear their stuff all the time.
Amanda: Nothing like a happy customer.
Jake: Well, that's all right, don't worry about it, Dad. I'll see you back at the hospital. All right. Well, ladies, I got stood up, so it was lovely to see both of you.
Amanda: Wait, I actually came in here for a bite if you want to join me.
Jake: I'd like to take a rain check, if that's ok. I'd like to squeeze in a workout before I actually have to go back to work, if that makes any sense. It's nice to see you, nice to see you.
Amanda: Club soda, please. So, how long have you been in Pine Valley?
Randi: A little bit. So, how do you like working at Fusion?
Amanda: It's great, infuriating, a little glam factor thrown in, all of the above.
Randi: Hey, don't rag on your job. A lot of people would kill for it.
Amanda: No, I know. It's just been really insane lately. We desperately need to hire somebody.
Randi: How desperate?
Amanda: What, you think you might be interested?
Randi: Are you kidding?
Amanda: No, it's just a starter position.
Randi: Starter's ok. I've kind of been out of the loop for a little while.
Amanda: Well, I'll be honest, it may mean some late hours and schlepping some coffee and stuff.
Randi: Hey, if you're offering, I'm interested, very interested.
Annie: I'm fine, really, it's just part of the pregnancy journey.
Ryan: You sure? You sure that's all that's wrong?
Annie: Yeah, why?
Ryan: I don't know. You just, you seem a little uncomfortable.
Annie: I'm trying, Ryan. That's why I suggested this trip. I know that Kendall is one of your best friends, and Zach has been a godsend to me on more than one occasion. I just want us all to go back to being the way we were before.
Ryan: What is it?
Annie: It's just, you meant what you said to me in the hospital, right? That you want our home to be the family neither one of us ever had?
Ryan: Absolutely, Annie. Family comes first, all four of us.
Annie: Ok, that's all that matters.
Kendall: We both agree that Annie's acting strange. And I think it's more than just a woman traumatized by the death of her brother. There's something going on in there, Zach, something dark.
Zach: Yeah, something's going on. If you keep pushing the issue, you're going to push Ryan and Annie out of your life. Is that what you want?
Kendall: No, not Ryan. Sit back and relax, see where this trip takes us. Can you do that?
Woman: Did you send this to us?
Greenlee: Yes, we did. We thought you two looked so sweet over there.
Woman: Well, isn't that nice of you?
Greenlee: We knew there had to be a celebration of some sort.
Woman: Well, you're right, it is.
Man: That's very generous of you two. I'm Foster, this here is Babs.
Aidan: Hi, Babs, my name is Aidan. Nice to meet you Foster. This is Greenlee.
Greenlee: Hi, hi -- would you like to join us?
Babs: Only if you'll split this with us. I'm afraid if we polish this off on our own, we'll be crawling back to our room.
Greenlee: Well, we'd love to. Excuse me, can we get glasses? Thanks. So, we kind of had a guessing game going on over what your celebration was about. Is it a wedding anniversary?
Babs: Oh, no, we're not married, not yet, anyway.
Foster: Actually, we're getting married this afternoon.
Aidan: Ah, how wonderful.
Greenlee: Wow, have you two known each other for very long?
Babs: Oh, yes.
Foster: Almost 40 years.
Aidan: So, what, you just didn't want to rush into it?
Babs: Oh, no, we fell in love back then, but we made the mistake of following our heads instead of hearts and ended up going our separate ways.
Foster: We were both too stubborn back then to see what we had. We just met up again last month, and it was like we'd never been apart.
Babs: Foster calls our 40 years apart our seitensprung.
Aidan: Which is German for side step, right?
Greenlee: Do you speak German?
Aidan: Yeah, I mean, a little. I'm European, baby.
Foster: That's very good. Well, that's the literal translation, at least.
Babs: Yeah, but in a waltz it's when two people start out dancing then make a little side step and swirl about the room with other partners before reuniting to finish the dance.
Aidan: Do you like that?
Greenlee: Yeah, I think I'm going to cry.
Foster: And how about you two? How did you first get together?
Greenlee: Um --
Aidan: Um --
Greenlee: He saved my life.
Randi: Are you sure about this? I mean, you just met me.
Amanda: Well, I have a good feeling about you. And besides, you're drop-dead gorgeous, which is always a plus at a cosmetics company. So, hey, why don't we meet up back here after lunch, and we'll talk details?
Randi: Definitely. And listen, thanks. I mean, I really appreciate it.
Amanda: No problem. I'll see you soon.
Frankie: Hey. Sorry I'm late.
Frankie: I just -- oh. Well, ok, I should be late more often.
Randi: Frankie, it is all coming together. Fletcher called me. He's off my back. He's out of my life. I am a free woman. And you know what the best part is? I think I got a job, like, a straight-up, legit job.
Frankie: That's great.
Randi: Aren't you happy for me?
Frankie: Of course, I'm happy for you.
Randi: Well, you don't sound it.
Frankie: Well, I'm sorry. I -- you know, I've got a lot going on. It's been a long day. Sorry.
Randi: Ok. How'd things go with your sister?
Frankie: Oh, well, it's cool. She's at home with my mom, you know? Enough about that. Tell me about this job.
Randi: Ok, so it's a makeup company, and it's called Fusion. It's right upstairs, and I have you to thank because you wanted to have lunch here, and here is where I met Amanda. And by the way, Amanda is great. And I don't know. It's a starter position, and I'm kind of nervous.
Fletcher's voice: If you don't do exactly what I tell you to do, Randi's going to be the one who pays for it. She might even just disappear.
Randi: Hello? Frankie? Did you hear anything I said?
Frankie: Yeah, yeah, I did. It's great.
Randi: What's wrong with you, Frankie? What's up with you today?
Kendall: Hey, you all right?
Annie: Yeah, I'm fine. I mean, flying while pregnant isn't the most fun thing in the world, but I can handle it. Listen, um... Kendall, I'm sorry.
Kendall: For what?
Annie: For everything. I haven't really been myself lately, for months now. I feel like the four of us, we had something good going there, and I feel responsible for the rift.
Kendall: Well, let's hope that this whole trip will help us put everything behind us.
Annie: Yeah. I just feel guilty, because I feel like you have been there for me in the past. And I haven't been able to reciprocate like I should have. I just kind of want it all back. I want back the way it was. Do you think you could try?
Kendall: Yes, of course, I can.
Aidan: We've known each other a while. But something happened when we started spending more time together.
Babs: You suddenly realized you were crazy in love.
Greenlee: Not exactly. We kind of couldn't stand each other.
Foster: What changed?
Greenlee: Me. I'd made some bad decisions in my life, and Aidan helped me get past them.
Babs: So that's when you fell in love, huh?
Aidan: Yeah. I mean, after a while, that is. And then Greenlee fell into an abandoned bomb shelter, and we all thought she was dead, and then it was my turn to start making mistakes.
Foster: You two haven't exactly gone the conventional route, have you?
Greenlee: No. And we haven't even got to the part where he nearly died on a secret rescue mission to Africa.
Babs: You're kidding, right?
Greenlee: We couldn't make this up.
Babs: So why the heck haven't you two gotten married yet, huh?
Foster: What are you waiting for, Armageddon?
Kendall: You've been through so much. I don't even think I've stopped to really think about it all. Even the stuff with Richie alone.
Annie: It's been like a never-ending bad dream. As soon as you think the worst is over, something else bad happens.
Kendall: Yeah, and then that car accident you had.
Annie: Right, yeah. I mean, enough is enough.
Kendall: I still don't understand exactly how that happened.
Annie: Well, like I told Zach when I called him, I don't really remember what happened.
Kendall: So you fainted while you were driving? Isn't that a little weird, even if you're pregnant?
Annie: Why are you asking me these questions? I'm standing here, genuinely trying to regain your friendship, and you're grilling me like some kind of suspect.
Kendall: Annie, I swear I'm not doing that.
Ryan: Annie, what's going on?
Kendall: Nothing, Ryan. We were just talking about how we have to put the bad stuff behind us. Try to look ahead to the future. I hope you feel better. We have a fun trip planned.
Ryan: Was she upsetting you?
Annie: No. No, I'm ok, really.
Kendall: Don't ask. Want to play a card game?
Zach: What do you want to play?
Kendall: A little something my mother taught me. It's called spite and malice. I will tell you the rules in a minute.
Babs: Hit me, baby.
Greenlee: Wait, wait, wait a minute. Babs, that's 18 there.
Greenlee: Odds are huge you're going to bust if you do that.
Babs: Oh, no, no, no. I think he's got a 10 under that jack, so I'm going for it. Hit me, baby.
Dealer: 21 for the lucky lady.
Babs: See? No risk, no joy. Come on, I'm buying the next round. Something without alcohol. I don't want to stagger down the aisle.
Greenlee: No, no, no. We're not going to let you buy on your wedding day.
Babs: Oh, oh, thank you. No discussion. I'm the big winner here.
Foster: I've learned that it's useless to argue with the woman. It only gets her ornery and prolongs the inevitable.
Babs: [British accent] However, the well-toned fellow with the funny accent and the cute butt can help me at the bar.
Aidan: It looks like you've got some competition here.
Babs: Ooh, ooh, help me. Help me.
Aidan: I got it.
Babs: Help me.
Greenlee: Mind telling me what happened to you two 40 years ago, why you didn't get married then?
Foster: Short story? We were young and stupid. And I had this warped idea that marriage was like an undeclared war between a man and a woman. The only war where you sleep with the enemy. And my first wife sure as hell proved that to me.
Greenlee: Well, Babs is different.
Foster: Babs is still Babs. With her, it's always been no risk, no joy. I was the one that grew up. I learned to appreciate what I've got instead of always being afraid I was settling for something less than perfection. Hell, anybody who can put up with me is perfection.
Babs: Thank you.
Waitress: Thank you.
Babs: So, tell me what are you afraid of, Aidan?
Aidan: Who, me? Nothing, to be honest.
Babs: So why don't you sweep the girl off her feet and marry her?
Aidan: I did, Babs. I -- we got engaged and then something happened. It's complicated.
Babs: No, it's not. You either love each other or you don't. And if you make things too complicated, you'll find yourself 40 years on, kicking yourself in that butt for what you knew you should do.
Randi: So, what's up? You're obviously angry.
Frankie: No, I'm not.
Randi: Bull. I know when a man's angry.
Frankie: Look, I'm not angry. I'm sorry. I've got to shake it off. I'm happy for you. This is only just the beginning, though. I mean, now that you're free from Fletcher, a whole door of opportunities are going to start opening for you left and right. And people are going to start to see your potential, that same potential I saw when we first met. Which is why I don't think you should jump at this job offer.
Randi: What? What are you saying right now?
Frankie: I'm saying that I think even bigger and better things are in store to happen for you. And I want you to win big, I do, but I don't think that's going to happen here in Pine Valley. It's not. Tell you what, let me give you some money. Go to L.A. or Miami. Go to L.A. or Miami, that's the spot where you can get a big start. That's the spot where you can get a fresh start.
Randi: I can't believe this.
Randi: You want me to leave. You're trying to get rid of me.
Jake: Nice pace.
Jake: I said it was an impressive pace.
Woman: Oh, thanks. I like to stay in shape.
Jake: Yeah. Well, it shows. It's nice to see I'm not the only crazy person that doesn't mind jogging in this sticky heat, you know?
Woman: Yeah. Well, you get used to it. Hey, I like to double-time my last couple of miles.
Jake: Yeah, sure.
Woman: I'll see you.
Frankie: Wait a minute. That's not what I meant. I don't want you gone.
Randi: Right. You just want to see me off to L.A. or Miami. Damn, I'm such a sucker. I should have just listened to myself when I first met you. You were looking for a charity case, and I was just perfect for you, wasn't it? Poor little hooker, all beaten up, who couldn't get away from her pimp.
Frankie: That's not... hey, hey, that's not how I feel, and you know it.
Randi: Really? Come on, Frankie. You brushed me off, you picked me up, you bandaged me up, you went on and on and on and on about how smart I was. Then you even beat up my boyfriend so he'd dump me. Now you've done your good deed. You can pat yourself on the back. But before you go, don't forget to take out the trash, right?
Frankie: You've got me all wrong. That's not who I am.
Randi: So why do you want me gone so bad?
Frankie: Want you gone, did I say that? Don't put words in my mouth. I want you here. I think about you too much, I dream about you. Even when I'm awake, I'm dreaming about you. You didn't know that, huh? Look me in my eyes and tell me you don't believe me.
Randi: No. Whores don't kiss, Frankie. Don't you know that?
Frankie: Randi, come on.
Randi: What? I lie on my back for cash. Does that upset you? I do whatever they tell me to do as long as they're paying.
Frankie: Why are you talking like this? Why?
Randi: Because, what, you think you've changed me? I'm supposed to be this complete different person? I'm not. I'm still the same woman making the same mistakes. Obviously, trusting the same wrong men.
Frankie: Hey, I'm trying to help you, ok? That's it.
Randi: Help me? That's why you want me out of this town, hmm? Come on, Frankie, you've done your good deed. Now you can just brush me off and move on to your next case.
Frankie: What? What do you -- what? That's not who I am.
Randi: No. You know what? You're not like other guys. You're right. You don't get off on sleeping with women. You get off on saving them. I'm glad I could service you so well. I'll send you my bill.
Jake: Hey. It was a nice sprint.
Jake: Monitoring your heart?
Woman: No, just running. And now, actually I'm running late. Excuse me.
Jake: I just wanted to introduce myself. Jake.
Woman: Have a nice day.
Randi: Damn. Damn, I'm so stupid.
Frankie: Hey, Fletcher. It's Frankie. Look, I'm -- I'm willing to meet your price. Only if you stay clear of Randi. It's going to take me a little more time to get the cash together. All right. One week it is.
Babs: Well, sugarlips, I think we should go get ready to do the deed. So nice of you two to spend time with us.
Foster: And thanks for the bubbly.
Aidan: Nah, it's been our pleasure.
Greenlee: Oh, I am so happy for you guys.
Babs: Remember, you two, don't -- don't drag your heels. Bye, now.
Aidan and Greenlee: Bye.
Greenlee: They are so cute.
Aidan: Yeah, and they've got more energy than people half their age.
Greenlee: Aidan, they got me thinking.
Babs: Yoo-hoo. Us again. Foster and I were talking and, well, we were wondering if you two would do us the honor of being witnesses at our wedding today?
Greenlee: We'd be honored.
Babs: Oh. Aww.
[Ryan imagines reaching out for Greenlee's hand]
Annie: Ryan. You were gone there. What were you thinking about?
Ryan: What else? About the woman I love.
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