All My Children Transcript Friday 9/5/08
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Angie: How's Randi? Is she ok?
Jesse: Ah, she's pretty shaken up, but you should've seen our boy, Sir Galahad, knight in shining armor. He was so good with her. Calm, comforting.
Angie: I'm glad she has Frankie. I really am, but, you know, Fletcher being dead doesn't solve all her problems. You can't live of that kind of life and walk away without any scars.
Jesse: Well, at least, she can walk away with some hope, you know, hope that the past is the past. Hope that she can finally sit back, grab a big old cup of peace and normal.
Angie: And what does she do with the rest of it? All the hurt, pain?
Jesse: She does what she has to do. She lets it go.
Angie: You really think it's that easy?
Jesse: No. But I really do believe it's the best way to move on.
Jake: I came from a war zone. Obviously, I didn't fight in it the way you did, but I know what it's like to have images and pictures in your head, and you want them out, and you want to forget about them, but they play over and over and over again.
Taylor: You saw a lot in Africa, did you, Doc?
Jake: The worst part of it, I think, was the children getting their lives snuffed out for no good reason. It made me just want to --
Jake and Taylor: Scream.
Taylor: Run. Hide.
Jake: Yeah, and I did all of that. None of it works.
Taylor: What did?
Jake: Talking. Talking about it. I know what you're thinking. "He's not going to understand." And you know what? Maybe you're right. Maybe I wouldn't understand. But I find that if you get it out, get it out of your body, it helps stop the nightmares.
Jake: That night in the apartment, you were thrashing around. You were yelling in your sleep.
Taylor: I'm sorry if I kept you awake.
Jake: No, it's quite all right. Do you remember your dreams?
Taylor: Oh, yeah. I've got them memorized.
Kendall: Maybe we should get you a drink.
Josh: I can't right now, Kendall. Zach is looking for me.
Josh: So he's pissed.
Kendall: About what? What did you do? Did you screw up at work or something?
Josh: Look, it's a little more complicated than that, all right? Some things have been going down at Cambias, at the casino, and I think he thinks I'm involved.
Kendall: So clear it up. I -- I don't understand what you're asking me to do, Josh.
Josh: I need to go talk to him. I need you to come with me.
Zach: All right. Bring in the man who thinks he can steal from me.
Annie: Greenlee's not in there.
Aidan: You saw her?
Annie: She's up on the roof, with Ryan. Why are you still standing there?
Aidan: I trust her.
Annie: Well, then the joke is on you. I mean, you guys have been married for, what, like five minutes?
Aidan: What does that mean?
Annie: It means Greenlee should be focusing on you, her new husband, who she claims to love so much. But, you know, who has the time for that when she can't tear herself away from my husband?
Aidan: They're friends, Annie.
Annie: You should've seen the way they were looking at each other up there, Aidan. Like they were the only two people in the world who exist.
Aidan: When people are alone, that's -- that's kind of how they look at each other.
Annie: You have to go up there. You have to stop this.
Aidan: That would work out nicely for you, wouldn't it? Me fight your battle for you.
Annie: Fighting is all I have been doing. For my family and for my husband and marriage and my kids, ok? I don't have it in me anymore.
Aidan: What, so that's it?
Annie: For me and Ryan, maybe, and if you're not careful, for you and Greenlee, too.
Greenlee: You have to let go, Ryan.
Ryan: I know. I'm trying. I'm trying. I -- I come up here and get some air, clear my head, you know, and what do you know, so do you.
Greenlee: Great minds.
Ryan: Yeah, could be that, but what if it's --
Greenlee: Fate? It's not.
Ryan: How do you know?
Greenlee: Because I saw you headed up here.
Ryan: You did? You saw me headed up here, and you --
Greenlee: And I was worried. I know how hard tonight was for you, but that doesn't change things. I love Aidan. I know that's hard to hear, but he's my husband, and we're happy, and, God, I'd give anything for you to have that, too.
Ryan: I -- I know you would. I know you would.
Greenlee: I wish there was something I could do. Sometimes I feel like I'm just making things worse.
Ryan: You never make things worse, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Things with Annie. It's a mess, isn't it?
Ryan: Just the thought of losing Emma and the baby.
Greenlee: She's working you, Ryan. You do know that, right?
Ryan: Yeah, I do. I know that. I know she is, but it's done. She's already done it. They're gone, you know, so what am I supposed to do? I -- I've given up everything for those kids, everything, and she still takes them away from me. I'm tired, you know? I'm tired of giving things up. I don't want to do it anymore.
Greenlee: Maybe you don't --
Aidan: You know what? This ends right now.
Ryan: All right, take it easy, man. We've already had this conversation, all right? You, Greenlee, together, happy. I'm very, very clear on that.
Aidan: No, I don't think you are. Greenlee doesn't exist to be your emotional crutch.
Greenlee: Hey, that's not really how --
Aidan: Let me finish.
Ryan: Ok, I don't think you need to talk to her like that.
Greenlee: Ryan, it's ok.
Aidan: It's not ok. All right, Greenlee is now my wife, and Annie is yours. I know you two are having your problems, and she's taken off on you and all that, but it doesn't give you the right to come up here and just dump it all on Greenlee.
Ryan: Aidan, you've got it all wrong, all right?
Aidan: Just stay away from my wife.
Ryan: Greenlee, is that what you would like?
Aidan: I'm not asking you, Ryan. All right? I'm telling you one last time. Stay the hell out of our marriage. Greenlee, let's -- let's go.
Ryan: That's funny. I didn't hear Greenlee say that she was ready to leave, Aidan.
Greenlee: It's fine. Just as long as this stops, it's fine. Let's go.
Randi: When I was little, I used to love to go to sleep and dream about a mom who would bake cookies and a dad who would fix my bike. A perfect family.
Frankie: And what happened when you woke up?
Randi: They disappeared. And then, I'd remember besides the good-old system --
Frankie: The "system"?
Randi: I was all alone. Foster care.
Frankie: Dang, I didn't know that, Randi.
Randi: How would you?
Frankie: I can't imagine what that must've been like.
Randi: I mean, there was a lot of bouncing around, and some families were good, and some weren't.
Frankie: And you never were placed in a home permanently?
Randi: No. There was a point I thought I had somebody, but then she disappeared. I haven't had anyone that I could count on until you.
Randi: I'm sorry.
Frankie: I'm sorry.
Randi: I just -- I've never done this before.
Angie: Randi's past is still a huge part of who she is.
Jesse: But, come on, new job, new life, new friends, new man, and especially with Fletcher dead, why can't she just take that part of her and put it to rest?
Angie: I guess she can't, unlike you. I mean, this has been what you've been doing, right? Managing your past? Locking away all those years on the run?
Zach: Not at his apartment, huh? All right, try ConFusion. Kendall is going to be his first stop.
Kendall: Go see Zach. I promise it wont be as bad as you think. Besides, you've got the golden ticket, remember? And you're my brother. If he tries to fire you, I'll just make him hire you back. You're freaked out, aren't you?
Josh: It's just Zach hasn't been himself lately.
Kendall: Yeah, well, I'm partly to blame for that, but, Josh, Zach loves you. He trusts you. If -- if -- if you screwed up, the best thing you can do is come clean.
Josh: You're right.
Kendall: Will you tell that to him, too, please? Ok, good. So now you're going to go and come clean, and I'm going to go and do damage control. So I'll see you later?
Josh: Yes. I love you.
Kendall: I love you, too. Josh, wait.
Taylor: It was a Tuesday. I remember that. It was, uh, pretty quiet, you know, for the most part. It was hot. God, it was hot. You know, when the heat is just coming off in waves?
Jake: Where were you?
Taylor: South of Baghdad. In a convoy.
Taylor: Six vehicles, 34 troops, moving forward, setting up a tactical communications post.
Jake: What's your specialty?
Taylor: I'm an F.O.
Josh: What's that?
Taylor: Forward observer. I direct artillery fire and aircraft onto enemy positions. I'm the -- I'm the eyes when the target's out of sight. It used to be binoculars, now it's laptops.
Jake: So all of your unit, you're moving forward?
Taylor: Moving forward, and we hit a checkpoint. Pretty routine, and out of nowhere, this beat-up car fishtails into one of our Humvees.
Taylor: No, I was bringing up the rear. This huge, orange flash and a massive explosion. And then silence. You know, you're kind of deaf after that, you know? And I felt like it went on forever, but it couldn't have been more than a few seconds. All hell broke loose, you know, mortars and AKs and maybe 50 hajis. They were all over us. They didn't care what they hit as long as they hit someone or something. It was only after that I learned four of my guys, they died instantly in that explosion.
Jake: You don't have to do this, if you don't want to do it, ok?
Taylor: Yeah. Yeah, I do.
Josh: Hey, hey!
Taylor: We couldn't move forward. So I drew our guys back into a -- a house maybe, I don't know, 100 yards away.
Jake: And you're still under fire this whole time?
Taylor: Oh, yeah, the whole time. But once we got to the house, we started pouring it back, and this one guy, Brot, Brot Monroe, he was going out of his mind. He took his 50-cal off the turret of his Humvee, and he -- and he perched it on top of a wall, and he had Hub with him, right there.
Taylor: Frankie, and Frankie was feeding him, you know? And Brot is just spraying fire everywhere, and he is -- he's screaming at the top of his lungs. He just thought he was untouchable, you know?
Jake: Where are you?
Taylor: I ducked inside the house to secure the equipment, you know, to make sure it was safe, but I came right back out, and that's when it happened. The shell went off right in front of him. Frankie and the guys, they got thrown to the side, but Brot, it was bad. It was really bad.
Jake: Frankie was ok?
Taylor: Frankie was ok, and he looked at me, and he said, "L.T., I'll fix him. You go worry about everybody else." So I did. There wasn't time, you know? There wasn't time to do anything, to think, so I just -- I just kept going, until I got snagged from behind.
Jake: More gunfire?
Taylor: No, he didn't have a gun, or maybe his gun jammed, I don't know, but he grabbed me, and it was over before it started. I just -- I spun on him, and I-- I broke his neck.
Jake: And the Brot guy?
Taylor: He died a week later in Germany.
Jake: I'm sorry. I'm sorry about your friend.
Taylor: Oh, he was more than my friend. Once we got out of that hellhole, we were going to get married.
Randi: Girls my age are getting married, and I don't even know what it's like to have a boyfriend. I don't know what it's like to have sex because you feel something. Doing what I did before was just a trick. Just act like you don't feel anything at all.
Frankie: Randi, you deserve so much more than that.
Randi: Yeah. I -- I don't know if I'm ready.
Frankie: Yeah, going from nothing to something, that's a big leap.
Randi: But it's something I have to do, right? You must think I'm such a nut job.
Frankie: Hey, hey, no. No, come here. No, I don't.
Randi: So you're not upset?
Frankie: Why? Because we're making decisions based on what you think? Based on what you feel? Randi, we're going to take this on your time, your way.
Randi: Even if it takes a while?
Jesse: I ran from everywhere, from everyone. The second I felt a connection, I was out of there.
Angie: A connection?
Jesse: You know what? Maybe we shouldn't do this.
Angie: No, Jesse, you're not going to back away from this now. A connection? To places? Women?
Jesse: Both. We can stop now.
Jesse: When I told you there were no other women, it was like a half truth. There were -- there were beds. There were one-nighters. But my problem was none of them was ever you.
Angie: So they never lasted?
Jesse: You have to understand something, baby. When I had to leave you, I just stopped existing. I didn't know who I was, what I wanted. I didn't even want to know. Just had to keep going, keep moving, until I couldn't anymore.
Angie: What does that mean? What happened?
Jesse: I was in Denver. It was January, I think. There was fresh snow on the ground. It was beautiful. It was clear. You've never seen so many stars in your life. I can't believe I remember that. Anyway, um, this one night, I stumble out of this bar, and I didn't know what to do, so I just stood still, did nothing for a minute. And I looked up.
Angie: For answers?
Jesse: Oh, for something. And then I just started walking for hours. I didn't know where I was headed or where I was going, and then I saw this light in the distance, and I fixated on this light like I had to get to this light, or the world would just -- just -- so, anyway, I -- I picked up the pace, and I finally reached the light, and it was a glass lantern, you know, the kind you -- it was just hung up over a door.
Angie: So -- what? You went in?
Jesse: I went in, and somebody was at a desk, someone sitting behind a desk. It was weird that I can remember the stars, but for the life of me, I don't remember whether it was a woman or a man sitting behind the desk.
Angie: Jesse. You went inside. What did you do?
Jesse: Something I hadn't done in years. I, uh, I -- I asked for help.
Annie: How was tonight a success?
Adam: Well, if Bella can survive assault and murder, then it can survive anything. Well, almost anything.
Annie: Ok, ok, see, that's where I'm losing you. Um, I thought the whole point was to take Fusion down.
Adam: It is, it is. You want a drink? Oh, I forgot. You can't. Don't mind if I do.
Annie: Adam, things somehow ended up on a positive spin tonight. That stupid fragrance got more press than ever.
Adam: Yes, a few bonus points from all that commotion.
Annie: Ok, so -- so Fusion on the rise, this is what you wanted?
Annie: Why will you not tell me what is going on?
Adam: Everything in good time, Annie. Why the rush?
Annie: Because my life is falling apart right now, and it would be nice if something went according to plan.
Zach: Hello, Josh. Thanks for dropping in.
Jake: I don't know what to say.
Taylor: There's nothing to say. The only thing that'll make it easier is when I get to go back to do my job, to be with my troops. I don't belong here anymore. I'm not doing anything here. In Iraq -- you don't understand.
Jake: You're making a difference.
[Knock on door]
Amanda: Oh, my God. What a night. Hey. Are you ok?
Taylor: Yeah, I had a drink. It helped.
Jake: So how was the rest of the party?
Amanda: Well, I wouldn't so much call it a party as a full-blown media frenzy, but I worked those reporters like you wouldn't believe.
Jake: Oh, I believe it.
Amanda: Well, long story short, I saved Bella's ass.
Jake: See, I never knew perfume had an ass. I knew it had a body, but not an ass.
Amanda: Stick with me. You'll learn something new every day.
Taylor: I'm going to take off.
Amanda: To the -- to the yacht? Because I think Randi's already there, and the light should already be on.
Taylor: Thank you. Hey, you were great.
Taylor: Tonight, you really helped her. Thank you, uh, for the talk.
Taylor: Good night.
Greenlee: I feel like I should call Ryan right now and apologize.
Aidan: You're joking, right? What for?
Greenlee: For you.
Aidan: Don't be ridiculous.
Greenlee: What happened to the man I married in Vegas? The one who told me neither one of us was going to disappear. Remember him? He said, "There's you, me, and together, there's us."
Aidan: Greenlee, Ryan loves you, right? He's in love with you. What do you expect me to do?
Greenlee: Trust me to handle it. Ryan is a non-issue. In case you hadn't noticed, I married you.
Aidan: Well, then act like it.
Greenlee: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Aidan: Well, you love me, then be with me.
Greenlee: I am with you.
Aidan: No, with me, Greenlee, not with Ryan.
Greenlee: Are you forbidding me to see Ryan right now?
Aidan: Yeah, you're damn right I am.
Annie: Have you even looked at the time, Ryan? Emma's asleep.
Ryan: I realize that. I'm not going to wake her up. I just -- I want to see her, ok? I want to give her a kiss good night.
Ryan: Why are you doing this?
Annie: What? Are you upset? Why don't you go find Greenlee? She'll make you feel better. I saw you on the roof.
Ryan: That is why Aidan showed up.
Annie: Did he, now? Didn't know he had the stones.
Ryan: Look, Greenlee and I were just talking.
Annie: I do not want to hear that again.
Ryan: Nothing has happened between us.
Annie: Everything has happened between you. So you're not together. What matters is you want to be.
Ryan: Annie, don't make Emma suffer just because you're angry with me.
Annie: I told you. She's sleeping.
Ryan: You can't stop me from seeing my daughter, ok?
Adam: One more step, and I'm calling the police.
Josh: I was actually on my way over here to see you when these, uh, kind gentlemen offered me a lift. Thanks, guys. So, uh, I take it you wanted to see me.
Zach: Why do you think that is, Josh? You know what? I'll do all the talking today. Some money went missing from one of my casinos. "Some" money was a lot of money. And, uh, it's a problem, a serious problem, that we're going to deal with from the inside. That's how we do things. Do you recognize these two gentlemen over here? You know what they do? They count money. All day they count money. They add it all up to make sure it makes sense. Because when it doesn't make sense, they come to me. Here I am. And here we are. So what do you say? Let's put it all out in the open. You stole from me.
Jesse: The lantern was over the entrance to a hospital.
Angie: Oh, my God. Were you hurt?
Jesse: No, I -- well, actually, I didn't know what I was. Um, I was having a nervous breakdown.
Angie: Oh, baby.
Jesse: It's ok. They -- they did an evaluation and had me committed that night. No, it's ok. Um, actually, it was the best thing that could've happened.
Angie: Because you finally got help.
Jesse: Oh, boy, yeah. And did I ever need it.
Angie: How long?
Jesse: A year. Um, but the day they discharged me, oh, man, that was pretty damn scary. But you know what? I found my way back to life, to you.
Angie: Hey. Why didn't you tell me?
Angie: Jesse. Baby. I'm sorry you had to go through that.
Jesse: No, no, no, it's ok.
Angie: All by yourself. And I am sorry that I pushed you to tell me.
Jesse: I should've told you sooner.
Angie: Why didn't you?
Jesse: I thought if I, um, pushed it down far enough, you know, but you were right. Um. You can't hold on to something that big, that dark. It just tears you apart.
Taylor: How's she doing?
Frankie: Hanging in there? How are you doing?
Taylor: I'm fine.
Frankie: Good. Ah.
Taylor: Don't you --
Frankie: Ooh. Hey, listen, Fletcher, he was as low as they come.
Taylor: I know. Thanks. I'm just glad he didn't hurt her.
Frankie: Yeah, you and me both.
Taylor: Did she just go down?
Frankie: Yeah, I told her I would stay until she fell asleep.
Taylor: Well, mission accomplished. You can go. I'll make sure she's ok.
Frankie: You're positive? Because she's really fragile right now, and after what happened tonight, I know it shook her.
Taylor: I know. This may shock you, but I can actually relate to females. I'll even make her tea in the morning and a snack.
Frankie: Wow, what? You? Tea?
Taylor: So refined for such a tough girl, right?
Frankie: Yeah, well, we both know that you're not that tough. But you're one hell of a friend.
Aidan: I really don't want to hear the friend excuse, Greenlee.
Greenlee: I care about Ryan, a lot, and that's not going to change, no matter how much you want it to, and it shouldn't. Asking me to write him off is completely out of line.
Aidan: Out of line? You decide to make Ryan a big part of our relationship, and you're saying I'm the one that's out of line?
Greenlee: That's not what I'm doing.
Aidan: Greenlee, I love you, ok? I love you. I don't want to share you, especially not with Ryan.
Aidan: That's it? "No"?
Greenlee: I love you, too, Aidan. I'm not sure when that became irrelevant, but I do.
Aidan: Then why can't you do this one thing for me?
Greenlee: Because it's a huge, monumental thing.
Aidan: Staying away from Ryan? You call that monumental?
Greenlee: Yes. And I won't do it.
Ryan: Not only is this none of your business, Adam, but you cannot stop me from going upstairs and giving my daughter a kiss good night.
Adam: Would you lower your voice? Keep your voice down. You want her to wake up hearing Mommy and Daddy going at each other's throats? That's the last thing Emma needs.
Ryan: No, I'll tell you what she needs. She needs her father, ok? And no matter what, she's going to get him.
Annie: Whew. Thank you for that.
Adam: No, don't. I loathed every second of it. You're manipulating your husband, and you're using your children to do it.
Annie: Ugh, this coming from the man who manipulates for sport.
Adam: Well, if I'm such an expert, then take my advice. No. You make him the enemy, and that's a mistake.
Annie: He is in love with someone else. I don't have a choice.
Adam: Nonsense. You ran away, hoping he would chase after you. Well, mark my words. If you come at Ryan from a place of anger, you're just going to succeed in pushing him away.
Josh: Look, Zach, listen to me. Why would I steal from my own family?
Zach: Why? Because it's easy. I've been distracted lately, and my mind's been everywhere, everywhere but on my business, and why would I check on family? Why would I do that? So, in a way, it's my fault.
Josh: Look, this is crazy. I can explain this. Zach, call Harris in Accounting. He can back me up. I swear. Zach, someone hacked into my computer. I told him all about this. Just call Harris.
Zach: Do you believe in a higher power, Josh? Because you better pray he picks up the phone.
Angie: Hey, darling. Are you ok?
Frankie: Yeah, I'm just tired. Where's Dad?
Angie: He went back to the station.
Jesse: Thanks. Yeah, it's me. Yeah, you're right. We have to meet.
Angie: How's Randi doing?
Frankie: Ah, well, with Fletcher gone, I thought this whole thing would be over, but I don't know. I guess it's going to take more time.
Angie: More time than you think. What is it?
Frankie: Redeployment papers. I'm going back to Iraq.
Greenlee: What happened tonight was a horrible, unfortunate, but completely random act of violence.
Reporter: You don't think Fusion's being targeted yet again?
Greenlee: Absolutely not. I think it's a simple case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and I think I speak for all of us here at Fusion to say that we are back on track, and with the addition of Bella, we're better than ever.
[Annie exhales then throws a vase at the wall and glass shatters]
Annie: Ryan. Thank God you answered.
Greenlee: I won't turn my back on Ryan.
Aidan: Not even for me?
Greenlee: Not for anyone. What you're asking me to do, Aidan, it's too much.
Aidan: What about what you're asking me to do, huh? Or does that -- does that not even matter?
Greenlee: I'm the one who loses a friend in this deal. What are you giving up?
Aidan: Well, if things stay the same way, you.
Greenlee: I'm right here.
Aidan: No, you're not. Not all of you. And you know it.
Zach: He's not calling back, and I'm running out of patience.
Josh: What are you going to do? Call the police?
Zach: Why would I call the police? It's a private matter. I'm not going to waste their time. I'm going to deal with this my way.
Josh: Zach, what -- why don't we just take a second to talk about this?
Zach: Hey, here's the bottom line. I got a problem, and I need it to go away.
Josh: You're serious? What, are you going to kill me?
Kendall: You're going to what?
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