AMC Transcript Tuesday 8/19/08

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 8/19/08


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Angie: Here you go.

Jesse: Oh, yeah. It looks good, exactly what breakfast should be, fuel for the day, huh?

Angie: You enjoy.

Jesse: Mm-hmm. Mmm. What's this?

Angie: Syrup.

Jesse: It says "diet."

Angie: Sweetheart, I thought it was time we started eating a little healthier around here, and the sausages are special, too. They're turkey.

Jesse: You trying to take the fun out of breakfast? What --

Angie: Oh, come on, now. Don't turn up your nose until you try it. Tastes pretty good.

Jesse: Baby, I'm a cop. You know, I like to eat the real thing. This healthy crap will kill you.

Angie: Ooh.

[Angie laughs]

Angie: Cass --

Cassandra: Morning.

Angie: What's wrong?

Cassandra: Um, I just got off the phone with my dad. He -- he has to have emergency surgery. I have to go back to Paris.

[Music plays]

Randi: Can I have, um, half a dozen muffins, two of each kind, uh, a dozen bagels, and a pint of cream cheese?

Waitress: Ok. Be just a second, ok?

Singer: You ask me how am I

Frankie: Good morning, look at that. What a wonderful surprise. I was coming in for a simple cup of coffee and a doughnut and, hmm, this beautiful woman is waiting for me at the counter. How about you join me for breakfast?

Randi: I can't. I've got to get back to the office. I'm picking breakfast up.

Frankie: Hmm. How about lunch later on, then?

Randi: Nope. It's going to be one of those crazy busy days.

Frankie: Dinner?

Randi: Look, Frankie, I appreciate everything that you've done for me. I do. But I've got this real job now. I need to concentrate on making this work, and I just don't think we should see each other anymore.

Frankie: Wait, whoa, whoa, just -- just hold up. Where is this coming from? What the hell happened?

Amanda: Randi?

Amanda: Hmm, you're supposed to be the first one in here, girl.

Amanda: Hmm. "Picking up morning snacks for the office, be right back, Randi." Ok, I forgive you.

Jake: Morning.

Amanda: Well, hi there.

Jake: Hey. It's been a long time since I've been in this place.

Amanda: And look at all you've missed.

Jake: Yeah.

Amanda: Ooh.

Jake: Want me to help you there?

Amanda: No, I got it, thanks.

Jake: Is that from an admirer?

Amanda: Ha, I wish. No, uh, these are for Kendall. I'm presently unadmired. A client sent them to her. Oh. Oh.

Jake: What happened?

Amanda: Oh! Damn it, that hurt. I -- one of the stems poked me in the eye.

Jake: You want me to help you? Want -- want me to take a look?

Amanda: Oh.

Jake: Sit down. Sit down.

Amanda: Oh, my God. It really hurts to blink.

Jake: Well, then you shouldn't blink. I hope you didn't scratch your cornea.

Amanda: Oh, great. It's not even breakfast and already my day sucks.

Jake: At least there's a doctor in the house. Um, right, do you have a first-aid kit someplace?

Amanda: Uh, yeah, over in the supply closet.

Jake: In the supply closet, ok. And I'm also going to need a magnifying glass, if you have one.

Amanda: Yeah, there should be one over on the light box, somewhere.

Jake: Ok. Good.

Amanda: Oh, God. I hope I didn't do anything serious.

Jake: Well, don't worry. I'll take a look at it. It's just a shame because you have -- you have a nice set of eyes. Now, you have one eye. Well, you still have the other eye, so --

[Amanda laughs]

Jake: I'm sure -- I'm sure you'll be fine.

Amanda: Well, I really like your bedside manner, Doctor.

Jake: Yeah.

J.R.: Would you like some breakfast?

Babe: I -- I only have time for coffee.

J.R.: What?

Babe: You continue to surprise me.

J.R.: I think I'll take that as a good thing, right?

Babe: Thank you for helping Kathy get through a really tough time with Mom yesterday.

[Adam sighs]

Adam: Uh, the sun is barely up and you two are at it already.

Babe: You know, Adam, you should have seen your son yesterday. Kathy's been having a really tough time adjusting, and he was really wonderful with her. He said all the right things and -- it was just really amazing.

Adam: You know, I thought a person had to be dead before they could be nominated for sainthood.

Babe: You know, Adam, I spoke to Mama. and she's done with you for good, finally.

Adam: Uh-huh. So, scoring points with the Martins? Hmm? You are really working at it this time, aren't you?

J.R.: Well, I know it might come to you as a shock, Dad, but once in a while I actually do something out of love with no ulterior motives. Kathy is my sister. Remember? You know, that little girl you hid from all of us for so long?

Adam: I came down here to get some breakfast, not to get into an argument.

Babe: And I actually have to get to work. Later. Have some prunes, Adam.

[J.R. chuckles]

Adam: So she still has no idea, does she?

J.R.: What are you talking about?

Adam: The little prune pusher that you used to be married to, she has no idea that she's about to be working for me.

J.R.: Babe will not be working for you.

Adam: I, uh, hope you haven't given up on our takeover plans.

J.R.: Of course not.

Adam: Well, good, good. I'd hate to -- for you to have gone through this song and dance to convince me to take over Fusion and then to be, uh, to get cold feet at this point.

J.R.: Cold feet? No. I just want to be perfectly clear. Babe will be C.E.O.

Adam: While we pay through the nose.

J.R.: No, while we collect profits. Don't pretend you know what makeup will sell.

Adam: Fine.

J.R.: We have to be sub rosa, under the radar.

Adam: I don't need instructions on how to execute a takeover. If either Greenlee or Kendall find out about this, the deal is off.

J.R.: Greenlee and Kendall are not the only ones I want kept in the dark.

Adam: And Babe is completely unaware that she's about to be put on the throne?

J.R.: Babe is already basically on the throne, doing all of Kendall and Greenlee's work while they're off dealing with their neurotic personal lives. She just doesn't know that we're forcing things.

Adam: No, of course not.

J.R.: And she's not going to know until she understands that we're doing the right thing for all of us.

Adam: Well, you've put a lot on the line, my friend.

J.R.: Yeah. Well, it's the only way to win big, and keeping Babe in the dark, for now, is part of the deal. Let me work on her.

Adam: Yeah, the people that we have to work on hardest are the two current owners. Neither Kendall nor Greenlee needs any cash. So they're not going to amenable to a straight buyout.

J.R.: Yeah. Well, I've been trying to figure out how to deal with that. Somehow, we have to come up with a way to make them want to get rid of it.

Jake: Nice. I like it. I want you to see an ophthalmologist, ok? Because I think you're going to need a little ointment, a little antibiotic ointment for the eye. It's like a gel. But this is good, you got the patch, you got some drops, you're ok for now.

Amanda: Great. Now, small children are going to flee from me in terror.

Jake: Hmm. Ah -- I think it's sexy. Kind of the Keira Knightley-pirate thing going on.

Amanda: Now you're just humoring the maimed girl.

[Amanda sighs]

Amanda: Arr, matey.

[Amanda chuckles]

Jake: No, don't do that.

Amanda: Thanks. I'm glad you stopped by.

Jake: Me, too.

Amanda: Oh, hello, I now have the depth perception of a mole. Huh, so, why did you stop by, anyway?

Jake: Oh, yeah, I got, uh, this thing for Kendall. It's from Doctors Without Borders and said if she liked it, whatever, they -- Fusion, they might, you know, put a donation in, so --

Amanda: Very professional. Just throw it on the pile on her desk, already.

Jake: I will do that. Um, so besides the eyeball --

Amanda: Yeah?

Jake: How -- how, uh -- how you doing? How's it going? How are you?

Amanda: Honestly, uh, well, I mean, I'm pretty fried. Kendall and Greenlee left off to Vegas and, as you can see, left us with a pile of work to do, so --

Jake: One of the perks of being the boss, I suppose.

Amanda: Yeah.

Jake: They coming back soon or --

Amanda: Well, they'll probably be a little longer than expected. Greenlee and Aidan decided to get hitched while they were out there.

Jake: Really?

Amanda: Yeah.

Jake: Wow. Uh -- roommate's always the last to know. I guess that's because I've been sleeping at the hospital so much. It serves me right.

Amanda: Yeah, don't worry, my invitation got lost, too.

Jake: Yeah. No, I'm happy for them.

Amanda: Yeah, but honeymoon, you know what that means, probably two more weeks until at least one of the bosses are back here, so --

Babe: Morning, everybody. Listen, there's a long list of things we need to get done. So I was thinking that we could -- oh, hi.

Jake: Hi. Oh, I'm -- I was here because I had this, uh, thing for Kendall to drop off.

Babe: Oh, I hope it's not perishable. What happened to you?

Amanda: I got poked with one of Kendall's stems.

Babe: Ow.

Amanda: Yeah, um, can I have the week off?

Babe: Uh, how's the other eye?

Amanda: Is that a trick question?

Babe: Well, if the good one still works, you're staying. Sorry, I can't do all this by myself and, by the way, where's Randi?

Amanda: She's getting morning treats and taking her time.

Babe: Could you talk to her about that? She needs to be here with all that stuff before we get to work.

Jake: Ok, I'm going to --

Amanda: I will. Thanks, Doc. So, can I schedule a checkup appointment?

Jake: Well, just remember, I'm not an eye doctor.

Amanda: Well, what if something else is bothering me? Does that mean I can still come in?

Jake: Hmm. Ah -- no. If you're looking for a hook or a chest of treasure, I'm not the right guy.

Amanda: Aw.

[Amanda chuckles]

Jake: Nice to see you.

Babe: Good to see you.

[Amanda sighs]

Amanda: Oh, was that too obvious? I'm seem too desperate. I seemed desperate, didn't I?

Babe: No, no, no, I think he got the message, but, uh, did you really hurt your eye or were you just trying to --

Amanda: Yes, I really hurt my eye. I'm not that desperate.

Babe: Ok.

Amanda: But I will have to remember that for the future.

Babe: Uh-huh, I'm sure you will. So, how is our secret project coming along?

Amanda: Well, I'm just -- oof. The eye. I'm just trying not to let it affect the rest of my work. Paris called. The lab's with us.

Babe: Listen, we need to try to get this done before Kendall and Greenlee get back.

Amanda: When they get back, they're just going to ditch us again. You know they're going to freak, right?

Babe: That's part of what makes this so much fun.

Angie: Sweetheart, did Jacob say why he was having his surgery?

Cassandra: Just that he really wants me to be there, and the operation's the day after tomorrow.

Angie: Ok. I'm going to go with you.

Jesse: Angela --

Angie: No, sweetheart, I don't want Cassandra to go alone.

Jesse: No, no, no, that's not it. Cassandra is the one that can't leave.

Cassandra: You can't tell me what to do. You are not my father, ok? He is, and I'm going to be there for him when he's sick like this.

Jesse: Cassandra, you are under investigation as an accomplice to a possible manslaughter charge and until this investigation is over, you really can't go anywhere.

Cassandra: You just love this, don't you? You're holding this over me like -- like Mr. Control Freak.

Angie: Cassandra, stop it.

Jesse: I do not love anything about what you're going through, but I do have to do my job, ok? Besides, it's the D.A. who's going to go through the roof if you leave.

Cassandra: I haven't been charged with anything.

Jesse: Baby, you still look like you're running.

Angie: Sweetheart, listen, can you talk to him? I mean, he'd have to understand.

Cassandra: Mom, Mom, I wouldn't count on it. All Pine Valley's new chief of police cares about is publicity, solving every crime. He doesn't care about me.

Waitress: $18.35.

Randi: Great, um, can you put that on Fusion's account?

Waitress: Sure thing.

Randi: Thank you.

Frankie: Hey, wait, you're not going to get off that easy. I mean, how are you trying to play me right now? Something has changed. Tell me what.

Randi: Nothing. Sorry, I got to get back.

Frankie: Hey, hey -- I'm not just about to let you walk away until I know and understand why. You owe me that much, Randi.

Randi: You know what? You're right. I do owe you. You psyched me up long enough so that I would escape. You defended me in front of Fletcher, you gave me a place to stay, even gave me some hope. I'll pay you back.

Frankie: Look, I'm not -- I don't -- I don't mean that you owe me like that. I'm just --

Randi: Look, you and I both know I'm not making the same kind of cash like I used to. I'll save up. What's the going rate for saving a hooker nowadays, huh? 5,000, 10,000, 15,000? Send me the bill. I'm good for it.

Frankie: Hey, what the hell has gotten into you?

Randi: I realized my instincts about you were right. You're just someone who gets off on playing hero. Pull the hooker out of the gutter, give her some hope, help her start a new life, make her feel something.

Frankie: What is this about, Randi? Is this about somebody else supposed to be helping you and they -- and they let you down?

Randi: No, but that doesn't matter. And you don't matter anymore.

Frankie: Randi, come on.

Randi: Don't get personal with me. Save your real feelings for your little blonde in the uniform, someone who didn't have to sell her body on the street.

Frankie: Wait. Taylor? You saw me with Taylor.

Jake: Jason, Jason, I'm asking you to push this through for me, ok? So I'm going to thank you in advance, I'm going to wait for your phone call. Unbelievable. I put in for this procedure yesterday. You telling me that they haven't approved it yet?

Nurse: They move as fast as they can.

Jake: They move as fast as they -- what should I tell the patient who's waiting for relief?

Nurse: Paperwork is paperwork.

Jake: Oh, that's what I'll tell him, "Paperwork is paperwork." That's -- that's -- this is unbelievable. What kind of B.S. bureaucracy crap goes on here? I don't -- I don't get it.

Joe: One run by your father. Now, lower your voice and come here.

Adam: Is that wishful thinking or do you actually have a plan?

J.R.: Well, there's nothing detailed just yet, but the idea is to get the consumer base to turn against them to the point where they would be forced to sell their precious baby before it goes belly up and disappears completely.

Adam: A smear campaign.

J.R.: Hmm, maybe.

Adam: Yeah. Well, uh, it didn't bring me to my knees when you tried it on me, if you remember. You remember the big front-page picture of me and the, uh, Adam Chandler --

J.R.: Yes, and you're never going to let me forget it.

Adam: Ah. Well, I came out intact.

J.R.: Yes, you did, but Greenlee and Kendall are not the Adam Chandler, are they?

Adam: Oh, no, no, no, they're not.

J.R.: Yeah, and I thought that we agreed that we would put this behind us.

Adam: You know, the trouble with your plan is there's a hole in it. These two women have more dirt on their reputation than a pig in manure. And the scandals, they -- they just seek to add a certain bad-girl mystique to everything. No, I think -- I think throwing dirt at them is not going to get us what we need.

J.R.: What, then?

Adam: We need to be a little more --

[Adam chuckles]

Adam: Clever. Um, we need to work it like a well-tuned con, which we can upon occasion make especially ugly.

Randi: I need to get back to Fusion, and you should probably get back to, um, Taylor. Nice preppy little name. Look, I can't compete with a blonde in a uniform, Frankie.

Frankie: Listen, you must have coming by to see me yesterday, and you saw us hugging in the hallway.

Randi: Yeah, really sweet.

Frankie: And so, you created this story, and you decided who and what she means to me.

Randi: I created? I didn't create anything. It was obvious the way you guys looked at each other. What, are you going to deny it?

Frankie: No. We care for each other a lot.

Randi: Yeah, bet you guys even slept together a few times.

Frankie: Yeah, a few times.

Randi: Good luck to the both of you.

Frankie: Look, ok, just -- just have a seat.

Randi: Whoa, ok? You're acting like Fletcher. Don't tell me what to do.

Frankie: You know what? Fine, fine. If you want to walk away, walk out of my life and continue to believe this fairy tale, then go. Go. But if you want to hear the truth, if you want to know who this pretty white blonde in uniform is and exactly what she means to me, then you'll have a seat, you'll be quiet, and you'll listen. And just maybe you can start to open up that door that's been closed in your head just a little bit, so that you can hear the truth, Randi.

Jesse: Look, I know you're upset about your father, but you have got the wrong idea about me.

Cassandra: Do I? Then, ok, why is it that the first thing you said was, "No, you can't go"? Why didn't you say, "Hmm, Cassandra, let me see if I can talk to the D.A., help you out. Maybe I can see what I can do."

Angie: Cassandra, you know very well that Jesse can't show favoritism when it comes --

Jesse: You know what? You know what? She's right. The least I can do is make a call. I'll be back.

Angie: What is wrong with you? He has done everything he can to protect you.

Cassandra: No, he's just -- he's just waiting for the go-ahead to throw me in jail.

Angie: God forbid. If that's true, it isn't his fault. Now, you could've trusted me with the truth, right from the start. You could've gone to the police the second that you realized you might have done something.

Cassandra: I should never have come here. I should have stayed in Paris with my real dad who actually cares about me.

Joe: What's going on with you?

Jake: I don't know, Dad. I just -- I -- you know -- I hate the system here. The red tape is ridiculous.

Joe: You're working in a hospital now. You're no longer out in the field, and every decision you make here affects not only the patient, it also affects the hospital. So, we need rules, Jake, the system's rules, my rules.

Jake: Well, no offense, Dad, but your system and your rules kind of suck.

Joe: Well, that's life. We do the best we can.

Jake: All right, well, hopefully, you won't have to listen to me complain about it, and I'll be gone soon.

Joe: Are you still trying to go back to Africa?

Jake: Africa or anywhere else. Anywhere is fine with me and the sooner the better, so -- I'm just -- after the mess at my last post, I'm, like, radioactive waste anywhere that I apply.

Joe: Look, if -- if you would only settle down and stop being so eager to be someplace else, you might find everything you need right here in Pine Valley.

Jake: Dad -- huh -- I -- there's nothing here for me in Pine Valley. With the exception of you, Mom, and Tad, there's nothing, I got nothing.

Adam: We may need to pry this company out of their well-manicured little hands, and it won't be pretty.

J.R.: We may have already missed that perfect opportunity. Given Kendall's infidelity, I believe that the animosity was going to continue to build, but it turns out, they're back to being best buds.

Adam: And that proves that we need a third party as a catalyst. If Babe wants to sit in the big chair, then she's going to have to help us kick the present occupant out of it.

J.R.: Yeah, Babe is tired of carrying their water for them. But she's not ready to go cutthroat, either.

Adam: Hmm. Well, maybe she needs to be taught the fine art of the velvet knife. Fusion needs to be undermined from the inside, and nobody is better equipped to do that than Babe.

J.R.: Yeah, it's just, Babe and I have worked so hard to get back to this place. I don't want to screw it up over business. Let me talk to her. I'll get back to you.

Angie: Cassandra, will you please stop being like this?

Cassandra: Mom, I'm not "being" like anything. Jesse is the one who's shown us who he really is, Mom.

Angie: Jesse has tried to balance doing his job against a stepdaughter who kept secret about a crime she was a part of.

Cassandra: I didn't know what we hit, ok? Both of you are so ready to blame me. I -- I -- we're not criminals.

Angie: I know you're not a criminal.

Cassandra: Well, then I should be able to go to Paris and be with my dad when he needs me. He's -- he might die.

Jesse: I kind of doubt that.

Angie: Jesse, how can you say --

Jesse: I couldn't get through to the D.A., but I did get through to your father, and Jacob told me that it's a simple gallbladder operation. He also told me that he told you not to even try to think about going over there, given what's going on over here.

Angie: Cassandra, why would you lie to us about something like that?

Jesse: Is there something you want to tell me, Cassandra? I mean, are you trying to think about skipping town, because of these potential charges against you? Because if that's the case, I'm going to have to stop you.

Frankie: Taylor and I served along each other in Iraq. Yeah, we slept together but in the literal sense of the word. I mean, a few minutes of shuteye over there was precious. It was a precious commodity. We had to huddle up next to whoever wasn't on duty just to get some rest. That's all it was, just rest. Now, in terms of emotional connection and attachment, I don't know anything else that gets more intense and more real than what we have, what we all had for each other. That's the way it works. That's how things happen with members on a platoon. And things can happen that --

Randi: Like --

Frankie: Make it --

Randi: What things?

Frankie: Things like insurgent attacks, car bombings, rocket launchers, grenades, all of it. Taylor, she fought by me, side by side, pound for pound. And, uh, our platoon, they all didn't make it.

Randi: Oh, God.

Frankie: Yeah, well, now you know exactly what Taylor and I mean to each other. We're survivors, Randi. And we're still dealing with the ones that -- that didn't come home.

Joe: Jake, hey. You've become bitter. What -- what's happening to you, hmm?

Jake: I don't know, Dad. Maybe I'm just a little restless. You know? Plus, I just got word that Aidan and Greenlee tied the knot out in Vegas, which means what? That I probably have to move or -- you know, the last thing they're going to need is another live-in.

Joe: Tad made you an offer. Take him up on it. Move in with him, or you can move in with your mom and me.

Jake: No offense, Dad, but I'm really not in the head for -- maybe I just miss the independence of working out in the field, you know? I -- I don't know.

Joe: Are you sure that's it?

Jake: Yeah, that's it.

Joe: Because I worry about you.

Jake: That's it, Dad. I promise. And -- and I promise I -- you know, I'll behave myself. You know, I'll be more respectful, especially when I'm in your house. This is your house.

Joe: Well, if you feel the need to talk, you will let me know, right?

Jake: Yeah. Yeah, Dad.

Jesse: Damn, kid, you didn't think your mother and I would check in with Jacob? I mean, how could you just straight-up lie to us like that? Huh?

Cassandra: Because I hate it here. I hate this town. I hate what's happening, and I hate you.

Angie: You know what? That's it. I am not going to stand for you talking to him like that.

Jesse: What have I done to you, Cassandra? Now, I know what you're going through is scary, and I have done everything in my power to keep you out of jail, and I'm going to continue doing everything in my power to help you.

Cassandra: Jesse, come off it. You have played the straight-arrow cop all the way. If it was Frankie in my position, you would have -- you would have pulled every string, broken every rule to make sure nothing happened to him. Admit it.

Angie: Jesse doesn't work like that, Cassandra.

Cassandra: I've seen the way you treat Frankie. You'd kill to protect him. Me? I'm just -- I'm just a reminder of the man that Mom married after you ran away.

Angie: Cassandra Foster, that is enough!

Cassandra: No. My dad is thousands of miles away, and I'm going to be there for him when he needs me. I don't care if it's "a routine operation." You can't stop me.

[Music plays]

Randi: I'm sorry. I had no idea what you had been through over there.

Frankie: Yeah, well, it's not something you exactly want to talk about a lot.

Randi: Yeah, but how do you go back? How do you have a normal life again?

[Frankie sighs]

Frankie: I'll tell you that when I figure it out.

Randi: Well, you've been doing a pretty good job hiding it. I mean, I wouldn't have guessed.

Frankie: Oh, please. I was a hot mess when I first got back. You should have saw me. I ended up hiding in the woods searching for these answers to these pretty heavy questions.

Randi: Like?

Frankie: Like -- I don't know. I mean, is there a God really after all? And if there is, what the hell is he thinking putting good people through hell like that?

Randi: Well, I mean, you got out of the woods. Did you find what you were looking for?

Frankie: Nothing but silence. I mean, it helped a little bit. It made the voices clearer, but answers?

Randi: Yeah, but it helped. I mean, look at you now working on your career, your family's tight -- something obviously, like, pulled you back together.

Frankie: Yeah. My dad coming back helped. It helped a lot. I mean, for the last 20 years, I thought he was dead. And then all of a sudden, he's back. He's back. I mean, I know I don't have all the answers, but I guess I'm starting to realize that there is some balance in all the insanity. And maybe for every living nightmare out there --

Singer: I think I must be dreaming

Frankie: Somewhere there's a dream that can come true.

Amanda: Yes, it's all in the report. Are you sure?

Babe: What? I thought Greenlee got it to you last week. I'm so sorry. I will overnight it to you and get it to you by tomorrow. Thank you so much for understanding. Ok, I'll talk to you later. Thank you. All right, bye-bye. Uh, did Greenlee send out any reports?

Amanda: I just got off the same call from Denver. I have been backpedaling like crazy.

Babe: Ok, you know what? This is getting old really fast.

Amanda: I'll put some reports together.

J.R.: Hey there.

Babe: Oh, hey. What brings you by?

Amanda: Hey, J.R.

J.R.: Well, I couldn't stop thinking about you after you left this morning. Oh, what happened to you?

Amanda: Blind date. Thought I'd dress the part. I'll be right back.

Babe: She, um, got poked in the eye with some flowers.

J.R.: Hmm.

Babe: So, were you thinking about me?

J.R.: Yes, I was -- sitting right here in this chair running the place.

Babe: J.R., we talked about this, ok? Right now isn't the time to --

J.R.: Right now is the perfect time, Babe. I mean, look at you. You're working yourself to death. You and Amanda are getting yourself all up in a frenzy trying to keep this place alive, try to keep it moving. For what? For a couple of spoiled girls who are trying to deal with their neuroses? No, I've been thinking about this a lot, see? And right now is the perfect time.

Babe: For what?

J.R.: To make your move.

Babe: J.R., as much as I love to hear that you have faith in me, the fact of the matter is, is I have no leverage. I have no shares left in Fusion. Greenlee took back all of hers and Kendall is not about to give up any of hers.

J.R.: But Kendall and Greenlee are running this place into the ground.

Babe: Before that happens, I'll jump off. Ok? I really don't have time --

J.R.: Don't tell me that you still don't dream about this. Think about it, Babe. Think about all the work that you put in to make this place as successful as it has been lately. In the meantime, Kendall and Greenlee -- they're doing their best to screw things up. If it hadn't been for you, you know damn well that Fusion would be slipping down the hill.

Babe: J.R., look --

J.R.: Just do me a favor. Just dream with me for a second. Ok, just close your eyes and just do it right here.

Babe: You're always fantasizing.

J.R.: Ok, then let's make it real. Sit in Kendall's chair.

Babe: No.

J.R.: Why not? Because you have already. Yeah. You kick back with your feet up. Your whole destiny in control, calling all the shots. Smile.

[Camera shutter clicks]

Reporter: To what do you attribute the phenomenal resurgence of Fusion since you took over, Ms. Carey?

Babe: Hard work,

Reporter: Mm-hmm.

Babe: Believing in making dreams come true. Yes. It would be absolutely amazing.

J.R.: Now, that's what I wanted to hear.

[Music plays]

Randi: I want to meet her. You two guys would be the first heroes I've ever known.

Frankie: Oh, no. Nobody's a hero. The real heroes are those that didn't make it home. But yeah, I'd love for you to meet her.

Randi: Cool. All right, I've got to go, because I might get fired.

Randi: Look, Frankie, I know I jump to the wrong conclusion sometimes, and it's definitely something I need to work on. So, can we forget that this morning happened?

Frankie: No. Why would I do that?

Randi: So, are you going to make me feel like a jerk for the rest of my life?

Frankie: No, I'm actually touched that you care. So, I'll, uh, talk to you later?

Randi: Yeah.

Singer: I think I must be dreaming

[Phone rings]

[Frankie sighs]

Randi: Go ahead.

Fletcher: Before you kiss her, Doc, I just wanted to let you know I'm watching and the clock is running down.

[Music plays]

Fletcher: Are you still there, Doc?

Frankie: Yeah.

Fletcher: You got the money for her freedom?

Frankie: Soon.

Fletcher: Yeah, I sure hope so. Now, go ahead and kiss her while she still has a face you'd want to look at.

Singer: Trying to just get back

Randi: Frankie? You ok?

Frankie: Uh, yeah. I'm good. I just got to --

Randi: Who is that?

Frankie: Nobody. I got to get back to work, so --

Randi: Ok. We'll talk later.

Frankie: Yeah. Yeah.

Singer: Was thinking about the bare facts the evil never get around would never be the same

Angie: Baby, I -- I am so sorry. I know that Cassandra didn't mean those things. She's -- she's scared. She's angry.

Jesse: I know, I know.

Angie: I mean, you have treated her with nothing but love and respect, and you would have acted the same way with Frankie.

Jake: What are all of these?

Nurse: They're charts.

Jake: I know they're charts. I'm eating here, I'm sleeping here. What am I -- I'm spending too much time here. What am I doing?

Nurse: You need a break.

Jake: Let me ask you something. Do you know where there's a good costume shop? Never mind.

Babe: J.R., I really don't like the look in your eyes. Are you still planning on taking this place over?

J.R.: I don't know. I do know that you have dumped your heart and soul into this company, and you deserve more than a weekly paycheck.

Babe: So what are you proposing?

J.R.: That you keep an open mind just in case I have a flash of brilliance. Look, it's obvious that Kendall and Greenlee have become bored with this place. It's probably because you can multitask a lot better than they can. They can't do the husband, the kids, and the business at the same time. So what do they do? They take advantage of their employees to do their work for them, which means they take their eyes off the prize. And it just might be -- just might be the perfect time to snatch it right under their noses.

Babe: I don't like this, J.R., ok?

Amanda: You know, you never realize how much you miss your depth perception until you try to parallel park. Thank God no one was on that bus bench.

J.R.: Just keep an open mind. That's all I'm saying. Hey, Amanda, keep your eye on the ball.

Amanda: Ha ha ha. So, you ready to get back into our secret project?

Adam: Good work, Barry. No, no. No, you're not going to tell J.R. I know it was his idea. That's what's going to make it so satisfying. Now, he's thinking this is going to repair his relationship with Babe, but after this last attempt to get Chandler away from me, I think -- I think they need to learn a lesson about who has the power around here. And in the end, Fusion's going to be all -- all mine.

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