All My Children Transcript Monday 9/15/08
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Rie Sinclair sings "Hold on Tight": The corners in my bedroom empty in the night. I wake up waiting for you
Taylor: I was just. Uh -- Amanda -- uh -- Amanda went to get crab dip. She'll be right back.
Singer: More than just a dream. You know the moon is shining perfectly
Jake: Are you all right?
Taylor: Yeah, yeah. Let me just turn off this music.
Singer: But my heart is crumbling [Music stops]
Frankie: There's no way I'm going to let you bail out on everything you have going for yourself, not for me.
Randi: I'll do it, Frankie. I mean it. I'll do anything. I'll go anywhere, Canada, the moon --
Frankie: Yeah, well, they say the moon is cold this time of year.
Randi: Please. Let me help you. Let's go somewhere. Let's run away. We could have a great life to--
Frankie: And we will have a great life when I get back from Iraq.
Randi: When? "When" is a big word. And I can't live with the "if."
Frankie: Look, I have my orders, ok?
Randi: That could get you killed. You've done so much for me, made me safe, given me a whole new life.
Frankie: Randi, you made this happen.
Randi: You made it possible. Let me make you safe. Frankie, run away with me.
Tad: Come on, Angela, nobody's after Jesse. Hell, it's probably just some kids, you know? Or a prank phone call or maybe just a wrong number.
Angie: Oh, Tad, it happens too often, sometimes a couple of hang-ups a day.
Tad: Well, what does Jesse say about it?
Angie: Pranks, wrong number --
Tad: All right, there you go. That's probably all it is.
Angie: Or he's lying to protect me, and somebody wants to kill him, again.
Greenlee: I'm so glad you're here.
Aidan: I got your message. I came as soon as I could. What happened? Is it Annie? How's the baby?
Zach: The doctor's in with her now.
Kendall: Annie's fine. The baby's fine. It was just Annie doing another one of her -- they're fine.
Zach: How is she?
Doctor: Uh, Mr. Lavery asked me to let you know, Mrs. Lavery's having a miscarriage.
Ryan: Losing the baby, Annie, that's -- that's -- that's not your fault, ok? You didn't do anything horrible.
Annie: I took a life, Ryan. I'm guilty of murder.
Jake: That's a great song.
Taylor: Is it? Oh, I -- I wasn't listening.
Jake: How's the foot?
Taylor: Perfect. Amanda went to get crab dip. I said that already.
Taylor: I think she went to set traps for those crabs.
Jake: The table's beautiful.
Taylor: Oh, that's -- that's Amanda. She's great at that kind of stuff. You know, picking out the flowers and the napkin rings and putting everything where it needs to be. All the stuff I don't give a crap about.
Taylor: She picked out all your favorite foods, though.
Jake: Really? Crab dip?
Taylor: Oysters, Beef Wellington. I don't even know what that is.
Jake: Well, don't tell her, but I -- I'd be happy with a couple of chili cheese dogs, jalapenos and some onions, raw onions, extra onions.
Taylor: Raw onions? Well, that's a mood killer.
Jake: Yeah? Should I just stick with the crab dip, then?
Taylor: I think so. I mean, she went to pick it up, you know.
Jake: You wish it was you?
Jake: I -- I know Frankie got his orders. I was just wondering if you wished it was you.
Taylor: You know I do. In half a heartbeat I'd be back there. And all he's doing is walking around making noises like he doesn't want to go.
Jake: You have a problem with that?
Frankie: No, we're not running away anywhere.
Randi: Let me take care of you.
Frankie: I feel very well taken care of, ok?
Randi: Look, I was in my own kind of war zone. You found me, patched me up, got me out. I'm not going to sit by and do nothing, just let you go off and get blown to -- bits. I'm sorry.
Frankie: Look, I plan on keeping all my bits and pieces together.
Randi: Please, Frankie. Let me make you safe. Let me help you. Let me --
Frankie: You have helped me. When I got back from Iraq, I was -- [Sighs] I was lost. I didn't know how to deal with what I had seen, who I was turning into. Hell, I don't even know who that is anymore. I just wanted to forget, hide, from my family, from my friends. And then I got sick, and I couldn't hide anymore and eventually life came in and took over. It all seemed normal. It was -- it was all good. I was back with my mom, my sister, my dad, who I thought was dead. He was, like, alive. It was -- and I had my family, my friends, my job at the hospital, but I felt like an imposter, pretending to be some guy that I knew nothing about. I couldn't even remember who to be, totally lost. But then I met you.
Randi: And my mouth, my attitude, my problems --
Frankie: Strong, smart, beautiful, stubborn, and maybe just as lost as I am.
Angie: What if -- what if Papel is pulling strings from behind bars? He did threaten Jesse. He wanted him dead.
Tad: Angela, take a deep breath, sweetheart. Papel is in maximum security, ok? He's in lockdown. There is no way he could possibly be behind this.
Angie: All right. All right. I -- I guess -- I guess that's true. So, thank you for talking me down.
Tad: Does that mean you're buying it?
Angie: Well, only if you can help me figure out how to stop driving my family away.
Tad: Ooh, that does sound like a trick question.
Angie: Oh, Tad, I was living my dream. Jesse back from the dead, Frankie back from Iraq, Cassandra well, all of us together, I -- I should have been happy.
Tad: You're right. You should be happy. Honey, you should be overjoyed. Look, the kids will be back soon, before you know it, and in the meantime, you've got Jesse. You got Jesse back, a man who's wild about you.
Angie: Do I have Jesse back? Because sometimes I'm starting to feel like I'm losing him again.
Kendall: Annie couldn't have lost the baby. That can't be.
Greenlee: Think she's faking this, too?
Kendall: Maybe it's for the best.
Greenlee: How can you say that? How can it be for the best? The child is gone.
Ryan: Murder? What are you -- what are you talking about? Annie.
Annie: The baby.
Ryan: That wasn't murder, Annie. That -- that was a miscarriage. Ok, it's not your fault.
Annie: Yes, it is. I should have focused on taking care of this baby and doing what is best for him or her, and I've been really selfish.
Ryan: No, don't do this, Annie, don't.
Annie: Ryan, I wanted this baby so bad. But I wanted you more. And our child died because of the things that I've done.
Ryan: You cannot think this way, Annie.
Annie: I should have told you when I found out that your vasectomy never happened. I should have just been honest. But I lied. I tricked you. I used this child as a way to hang on to a man I knew didn't love me anymore.
Ryan: Annie --
Annie: Listen, listen. This pregnancy -- I thought it was going to fix us, make us better. I thought it was going to make you love me again. But it didn't. So, I used it as a way to keep you close to me. The morning sickness -- [Sighs] On the plane from Vegas, I faked it. All the times that I've said I felt woozy, I lied. I just wanted to reach out to you and feel you're there with your arms around me, and I thought if I did that enough, if I needed you enough, if the baby needed you enough, you would come back to me. You would come -- you would come back to us. And you would want to love me again.
Ryan: I'm sorry.
Annie: And the car accident -- it wasn't an accident. I pushed the car down the hill. I know. And you've done all the right things. You said all the right things, but you still didn't love me. And all I had was this baby and Emma, and you loved them. So I used our children.
Annie: I took Emma and left because I knew you would chase us. I wanted you to want me back. I wanted you to fight for me. I -- I should've known that you wouldn't.
Ryan: So, you got the restraining order and -- and -- and the bruises?
Annie: Not hard to do. I figured you would believe that maybe you had grabbed me so hard that you left those marks, even though I know you would never, ever do that. But I thought, if you thought you came even close to physical abuse, you would feel so guilty that you'd come running on back to me.
Ryan: You know how that would hurt me.
Annie: I know they think I'm crazy. And I was. I was crazy for you. I was crazy in love. But the more you didn't love me, the more desperate I got. And the more time you spent with Greenlee, the more I wanted to hurt you. I wanted to -- I wanted to punish you for not loving me the way that I felt that you should. I wanted to punish you for loving her more than you loved me. And now I've ruined any chances of us ever being together, ever being happy. I've done some really horrible things, Ryan. And I've been really selfish, and I've hurt a lot of people. And now, this is my punishment. I've lost our baby.
Taylor: Frankie volunteered. He made a promise to serve his country.
Jake: Yeah, and he did his time.
Taylor: I wish people wouldn't make it sound like a prison sentence.
Jake: Well, for a lot of people, too many people, it was more like a death sentence.
Taylor: Which is exactly why we need men like Frankie, because he is the kind of person who saves lives. I've seen that man in action and let me tell you, if I had to pick who was standing next to me on the line, it would be him. He has brains and power, so I don't understand how he could contemplate not going back.
Jake: You guys are probably just very different people. You're what is called a lifer.
Taylor: I think it comes down to a matter of duty.
Jake: It's a different code for people.
Taylor: He made a commitment.
Jake: Yeah? So, he lived up to his commitment. He honored it, right?
Taylor: Red or white?
Taylor: Amanda said that if you came back before she did, that I should offer you some wine. Would you like red or --
Jake: Oh, red is fine, thanks. But only if you have a glass with me.
Taylor: But you're right, I would give anything to be back there.
Jake: Hmm. And you're right, this sucks. Living in a yacht? It sucks.
Taylor: It's useless. I'm useless. What am I doing? Nothing. I'm -- I'm -- I'm setting tables. I'm arranging flowers. Kill me.
Jake: All right. So, what did the -- the Army doctor say? Did he give you a pass --
Taylor: He said I'm perfect. I'm almost perfect.
Jake: So? That's a yes, then?
Taylor: Yes, in triplicate.
Jake: Well, good for you. Then, where's your paperwork? Why aren't you on your way back to Iraq?
Frankie: I'm just now living again. Before I met you, I was on autopilot -- brother, doctor, son, just going through the motions.
Frankie: I'm living again. Not just breathing. I'm grounded because of you. I'm stronger because of you. I reached out for you.
Frankie: And you let me in.
Angie: There are times that Jesse just isn't there, and I know I'm not imagining it.
Tad: No, you're right. You're not. I know better than anybody, honey. He's just -- he's got a lot on his mind, you know? It's just the way he is. It's who he is. Sometimes you see him, sometimes you don't.
Angie: Yeah. You know, he just -- he just drifted, city to city, job to job. He did his best to survive and always an eye over his shoulder, packing up bags, moving on. But it broke him. He had a nervous breakdown.
Tad: He never said anything to me about it.
Angie: Yeah. But he got help, and he fought it. But the idea of my strong, so-sure-of-himself Jesse alone like that and vulnerable -- Tad, we almost did lose him for good.
Tad: Yeah, yeah.
Jesse: Sorry I'm late. Told you I'd be back.
Angie: I tried calling you. Where were you?
Jesse: Uh, I can't tell you.
Annie: You hate me.
Ryan: Just trying to understand.
Annie: I killed our child.
Ryan: You lied, and you did some serious numbers on me and our friends, but I know you loved the baby. I know you would never intentionally hurt our child, Annie. You didn't do this.
Annie: I took chances. I took a lot of risks, nothing could stop me. No mother -- no good mother would do the things that I've done.
Ryan: You've been under a lot of stress lately, Annie.
Annie: Don't, Ryan, don't make excuses for me. And don't forgive me. I don't deserve it. Just go.
Ryan: I'm not going to leave you alone, Annie.
Annie: Please, Ryan. I don't want you here. Just go.
Ryan: Please, Annie, just -- just look at me. Please?
Richie: [Applauds] Way to go, sis. Brava.
Jake: If we're as desperate for good soldiers as you are, you know, wanting to go back, I don't even know what you're doing here right now.
Taylor: Because they want me rested. They want me strong.
Jake: Because of Brot? Because of your loss?
Taylor: That's part of life.
Jake: So what are they saying? Calling it posttraumatic stress?
Taylor: They threw P.T.S. at me, yeah.
Jake: Yeah, and?
Taylor: And it's bogus. And it's sexist. Just because I'm a woman who saw action?
Jake: Well, you saw a little more than action. You lost your fiancÚ.
Taylor: No, no, no, no, no. This is me because I'm a woman, because they see me as some delicate flower who can't handle what she saw over there.
Jake: Taylor, everybody needs a little time to heal, you know?
Taylor: Well, I don't. I'm fine. Actually, I'm more than fine. I am an experienced soldier, which is exactly what they need. You know, I can go over there now. I won't make the same mistakes. I'll know what to expect.
Jake: So, you're not having nightmares?
Taylor: You have nightmares.
Jake: You're having really bad nightmares, you know?
Taylor: What you saw over in Africa, that wasn't bad? What you saw, the poverty and the suffering and -- and the brutality that you saw? That wasn't bad?
Jake: I talk to people and that seems to help, you know?
Taylor: Well, I don't need to talk to people, because I don't need help.
Jake: It certainly wouldn't hurt you to talk to somebody.
Taylor: I should never have told you about Brot. I should have kept that to myself, because look at the way you look at me now.
Jake: How am I looking at you?
Taylor: You look at me like I'm weak, you look at me like I'm a head case.
Jake: Did I say that?
Taylor: You didn't have to.
Kendall: If there's anything that we can do --
Greenlee: How's Annie?
[Aidan hugs Ryan]
Greenlee: How's Annie?
Ryan: I just -- I just need a couple of minutes.
Aidan: He needs his friends. He needs you.
Greenlee: I love you.
Kendall: I'll be right back.
Zach: You, Ryan doesn't need.
Richie: You sold the hell out of that. The big confession.
Annie: Go away.
Richie: But you left out all the grand-finale stuff. You should've gone for it. You should've fessed up that you are ready to blow Greenlee to pieces, and let's not forget -- drumroll, please -- you beat your brother's brains in with a lug wrench.
Annie: I won't listen to you anymore.
Richie: Hey, the only reason that you've gotten as far as you have is because of me. It's a shame that you mess it up with Greenlee. One little twitch of the finger, and she'd be gone, and you'd be consoling your goofy, grieving husband all the way back to your bed. But I'm not surprised you messed it up. You always were a loser.
Annie: Get away from me.
Richie: It's a little late to be getting all virtuous on me now, don't you think? I mean if you really are all so keen on confession, then why didn't you tell Ryan the full, entire story? Oh, because he'd hate you forever, right? Yeah. And you would lose Ryan, and you would lose Emma, and you can't risk that, can you?
Annie: Not like this.
Richie: No guts. Just like when we were kids. Poor little Annie, always dreaming, never doing.
Annie: I am done.
Richie: Then you will lose, because the only way you're going to get back Ryan is if you knock out the competition and that's Greenlee, and since that bitch Kendall has been on your case 24 and 7, you might as well knock her off, too.
Annie: I'm not a psychopath. I don't murder people.
Richie: What am I?
Annie: I am sorry for what I did to you. I am sorry for it every day. You were my brother, and I wish I could take it back, but I can't. So maybe now, I can start fresh and go back on my old path and --
Richie: Oh, for -- for what? To do what? To be the brainless earth mother that everybody loves to walk all over? I don't understand you. You finally found the steel to go after what you want. Don't give that up now.
Annie: Not this way. I love Ryan, but I don't want to hurt anybody anymore. I never wanted to. It was you.
Richie: Oh, it was you. You're just like me.
Annie: No, I'm not. You've done this. You came back into my life, torturing me every day, pushing me.
Richie: Take some responsibility, little girl.
Annie: I am. And it ends here. You're gone, Richie. You're dead. You don't exist to me anymore. You can't --
Richie: Hey! You need me.
Annie: You're not real. You're gone, Richie. You're gone. Richie is gone. He's dead. He can't hurt me anymore. Richie's gone. He's dead. He can't hurt me anymore. Richie's dead.
Kendall: Ryan needs his friends.
Zach: I think you've done enough.
Kendall: I care about what happens to him.
Zach: Yeah? So you got into her room, got her all worked up? Is that what friends do?
Ryan: Annie said that she used the baby and the pregnancy to try and get me back.
Greenlee: Not the first woman to do that.
Ryan: She also said that the car accident wasn't an accident. She was trying to get my attention.
Greenlee: My God, Ryan.
Ryan: And the bruises and the restraining order, that was all just Annie spinning out of control.
Greenlee: That's --
Ryan: It's my fault.
Greenlee: No, it's not.
Ryan: No, I let it go too far, Greenlee. I should have been more aware. I should have been -- should have been more kind.
Greenlee: You did everything you could for Annie.
Ryan: No. I didn't love her. I loved --
Greenlee: You --
Ryan: I -- I didn't give her what she wanted, Greenlee. I didn't give her what she needs.
Greenlee: You helped her. You defended her. You stayed with her when anybody else would have left. When we all thought you should bail, you stayed.
Ryan: I ran before, Greenlee. Hell, I faked my own death.
Greenlee: That was different.
Ryan: No, it wasn't different. It's the same, Greenlee. That's the same. That's who I am. That's what I do. Ok? It is. I love somebody, I promise them forever, I promise them everything and then -- and then I blow it up.
Amanda: Wow. My party started without me.
Amanda: Hey. Did you miss me?
Jake: Yes, absolutely.
Amanda: Thank you for your help. The table looks great.
Jake: That's what I was saying. I just thought it was beautiful.
Taylor: Yeah. Well, now that you're back, I should go.
Amanda: Oh, no, no, no. Here, finish your wine. You want to try the crab dip?
Taylor: No, thank you. I'll -- I'll pass.
Amanda: All right. Oh, look -- what party is complete without some pirate punch?
Amanda: Even better, I still have my parrot, and my eye patch if you're good.
Taylor: I'm going to be late for my movie. So, try not to go overboard, mateys.
Jake: Was that a joke? Did you actually just -- actually just make a joke? Was --
Amanda: She's kind of weird. Nice, but weird.
Angie: I went to see Randi.
Jesse: Really? I thought Randi would be the one reason you would want Frankie to be overseas. You know, put a whole ocean between him and that girl.
Angie: Well, I might have been wrong about her, because she's as concerned as I am. Although, I'm not sure that she can convince him to try to stay.
Jesse: Frankie will survive this, just like he did the first time around.
Angie: You weren't here.
Jesse: I'll be here this time.
Tad: Um, listen. You left your phone behind when you took off.
Angie: Uh, yes. Someone called -- another hang-up.
Jesse: Baby, I told you, it's probably just kids pranking. Thank you. I really need you to stay away from my phone.
Amanda: And the whole Bella launch thing is totally crazy. I mean, I'm really sorry that guy died, of course, but I mean, wow. Talk about cool. Bella is off-the-charts popular and our bottle hasn't even hit the stores yet.
Jake: Wow, that's -- that's great.
Amanda: Yeah, you're telling me. Especially since 35% of the profits go to me. Best investment I ever made.
Jake: Very good.
Amanda: And you know, I've been thinking about a whole Bella line. You know, why not? Maybe even a men's line, Bello. You could be my inspiration.
Singer: But my heart is crumbling can I hold on
Amanda: Hey, what is it? Dinner, music? I know. You're ready for your chocolate volcano surprise.
Jake: No, no, no, no, no, no. It's -- it's none of that.
Amanda: Well, it can't be me, because I know I look fabulous.
Jake: You do. You look fabulous, and you feel fabulous. You really do.
Amanda: Is it my roommate? Did she bring you down, make you do pushups, sit-ups, squats?
Jake: There were none of those. I promise.
Amanda: Well, when I came in here, you guys were, uh, kind of -- I don't know what, but it seemed pretty intense. Jake, do you have a thing for soldier girl? Because if you do, just tell me now.
Singer: What we wanted much more than we think
[Amanda chuckles as Jake kisses her]
Amanda: I don't even have my eye patch yet. [Chuckles] Or the parrot.
Singer: My heart is crumbling can I hold on tight?
Singer: To the memory of
Amanda: No, come on, just --
Jake: No, I can't. I can't.
Singer: Can I hold on tonight?
Jake: I'm sorry. The -- the hospital just --
Amanda: Come on. Tell them to call somebody else.
Jake: I -- I'm sorry, but they -- they need me. So --
Amanda: We haven't even gotten to dessert yet.
Jake: No, I know, I -- I know. I'm -- I'm sorry.
Amanda: I hate doing dessert by myself.
Jake: I'm going, um, you know, make this up to you. Ok? I really will.
Amanda: You better.
Jake: I will.
Singer: Can I hold on to you tonight? And say goodbye
Frankie: I made it through my first tour, and I'll make it through this one. I have a commitment. I have to honor it.
Randi: Honor? Do you have so much damn honor? What about your family, your friends, your life here? Honor that. And you know what, Frankie? If not, then honor us.
Frankie: Wow. You sound just like my mom. You know that, right?
Randi: That's not even funny. Don't let her hear you say that and don't joke around with me. You're all about making decisions, Doc. This should be an easy one.
Frankie: If you think I haven't thought about this, I have, a whole lot, and this isn't just about me. There are soldiers over there who need me and what I can do.
Randi: Why do you have to be so damn good?
Frankie: It hurts. But wherever I am -- here or Iraq -- you and I will never be lost again. Never.
Jake: Hey, I got paged, like, five times. What's going on?
Zach: Annie lost her baby.
Jake: Poor Annie. How's Ryan?
Aidan: He's taking it hard. He's with Greenlee.
Jake: I'll check on her.
Zach: Nice trip?
Aidan: The weather could have been better.
Zach: I know what you were doing.
Aidan: Sorry your coffee's not warm.
Zach: Getting Josh away from me.
Aidan: Rip me some other time, all right? Not here.
Zach: I'd just make sure he stays gone. Can't see him again.
Aidan: You'll never see him again.
Zach: Good. What you did for Ryan, that can't have been easy. It's -- it's a nice thing.
Aidan: Ryan's in a lot of pain. All right? He wants to talk to Greenlee, he can.
Zach: You really do love her, don't you?
Greenlee: You had some help blowing us up. I tried to force you into something you didn't want.
Ryan: So, that justifies me playing dead? I put you through hell, Greenlee. I did. You lost our baby.
Greenlee: I would have miscarried no matter what, and Annie didn't miscarry because of you, either.
Ryan: I confronted her, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Don't take this on yourself.
Ryan: When she came to me and told me she was pregnant, I didn't want the baby. Does that sound familiar to you? But I learned -- you know, I knew no more driving off cliffs. So, I knew I had to step up, and I had to try to do the right thing. You know what I mean?
Greenlee: You did.
Ryan: I did. I tried. I really tried. I held her hand. I -- I tried to be there for her all the time. I tried, but the whole time all I was doing is I was trying to figure out how the hell I was going to make it work because it -- I just felt trapped. You know? I felt like I couldn't get out. And then I -- I went to the ultrasound, and I -- I saw the baby, and I fell in love with that tiny little beating heart.
Ryan: Now the baby's gone. I'm just thinking if I hadn't had been so hard, if I hadn't --
Greenlee: Stop it, stop it. Stop it. You did everything right. You loved that baby as much as you love Spike and Emma. You did everything you could for Annie. You didn't cause that miscarriage. It just happened.
Ryan: When I was growing up and my mom was hitting the bottle and my dad was hitting us, I swore to myself that I would -- I would never, ever grow up and hurt the people that I love. But that's what I do. I love someone, and I hurt them every time.
[Ryan holds on to Greenlee's hand]
Randi: You're really going to go, aren't you?
Frankie: Not yet. I will come back to you. I promise.
Randi: It's only a promise if you keep it.
Frankie: There's nothing in this world that can keep me from keeping my promise from you.
[Music plays at ConFusion as Jesse and Angie drink champagne. While Jake works at the hospital, Taylor sleeps fitfully on the yacht as Amanda touches her uniform. Kendall holds her baby at home and cries. Greenlee continues to comfort Ryan at the hospital while Aidan waits, as Annie lies on her bed rubbing her lower abdomen.]
Singer: I went to you just like you told me to
oh, I called your name I should be ashamed you followed me into my eyes I'll
walk no further that's the price there's just one thing 'cause you do it for me
close your eyes and stand by me I don't know why you're here with me but if you
leave leave with me I spend all this time tonight expecting you to show and now
I feel miles away 'cause you have let me go oh oh oh I went to you I
went to you no excuses for me and to you 'Cause I'll walk no further
I'll walk no further light is purely red light is purely red light is purely red
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