All My Children Transcript Wednesday 1/28/09
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Ryan: You want us to adopt your baby?
Amanda: I'd be a disaster as a mother. It's not like I had the best example.
Greenlee: And I did? Growing up, I spent more time with the nanny. My mother was trotting the globe with Roger, blowing through money -- way too busy to raise a child. What makes you think I'd be any better at it?
Amanda: I've seen you with Emma. You're so great with her. That little girl thinks that you hung the moon.
Ryan: And she's not the only one.
Amanda: You see. That right there is the difference. You're in love, getting married. I tank every single relationship I've ever been in from boyfriends to business partners. But at least with the whole Bella scandal, I only ruined my career. I mean, this is someone's life that we're talking about, an innocent child who deserves a chance. I am not in a place to give it that.
Greenlee: What about the baby's father?
David: So I guess condolences are in order, huh? Another poor kid got caught swimming in the drunken end of the Chandler gene pool.
J.R.: Where do you get this stuff?
David: Oh, come on. I mean, why else would you come running down here at the mere thought of Amanda being admitted into the hospital?
J.R.: Amanda's a friend -- something you would know nothing about. I mean, look around you, Hayward. You've alienated the entire town. Except for Krystal.
David: What can I say -- she's a good judge of character.
J.R.: Judge of character -- her judgment's clouded, because of all those pills you've been shoving down her throat. What's a matter? You couldn't get her to go along with your plan, so you had to drug her to keep her in line?
David: You know, you might want to focus on that baby Amanda's carrying. The first trimester can be real tricky.
J.R.: Stay the hell away from her.
David: Oh, don't worry, Junior. You may be a dismal failure as a parent, but Amanda's doing her part to make sure this kid has a fighting chance. As a matter of fact, she was just here picking up prenatal vitamins. I just didn't have the heart to tell her that there's no amount of folic acid that can make up for your disappointing DNA.
Jack: So this arraignment is only a formality. The judge will read the charges against you, and you will enter your plea.
Jesse: Angela, this will go a lot faster if you just admit you broke into Hayward's house and let Jackson work out a deal with the D.A.
Angie: Do all arresting officers advise defendants on how to plea?
Jesse: Baby, I'm just trying to help you here.
Angie: "Baby"? You sure weren't babying me when I was being booked.
Jesse: Ok, now you're making it sound like I wanted to arrest you. Angela, you left me no choice. You broke the law.
Angie: David Hayward has been breaking the law for years. I don't see him being brought up on felony charges. Or are those reserved strictly for family?
Dr. Sinclair: You know, right or wrong, a patient needs to be heard. They need to be nurtured, and if given that chance, a patient/therapist bond can be incredibly strong. It can be as strong as love.
Tad: I'm sorry, but you love your patients?
Dr. Sinclair: Well, there are many different types of love. Not all stem from attraction. There's the love a parent has for a child, or the bond between two friends. And what I have with my patients is a connection based on mutual understanding.
Tad: Well, regardless of the type, if feelings are involved, then how can you as a physician hope to remain objective once that boundary has been crossed?
Annie: Mr. Stone? Mr. Stone, can you hear me? Mr. Stone? Mr. Stone? Mr. Stone?
Annie: Mr. Stone, please, wake up. I'm scared. You have to wake up. Oh, thank God. Thank God. Are you ok? Over here -- over here in the vent. It's me, it's Annie.
Aidan: Annie --
Annie: Oh, my God. Are you ok? Where did they take you?
Annie: Hey, no, no, open your eyes. Open your eyes.
Aidan: I'm so tired.
Annie: No, no, no, no, please. Please, I can't do this alone. Please, I need you to stay with me, please.
Aidan: Annie, I need you to help me.
Aidan: Just keep talking.
Dr. Sinclair: It's my job to create a safe environment for patients who feel like they can share their innermost thoughts and feelings. No judgments, no expectations. I can't do my job unless I've gained someone's trust first. That's the key to any successful relationship, professional or otherwise. Something you no doubt have already learned. How long have you been married?
Tad: About a year.
Dr. Sinclair: They say the first year is always the hardest.
Tad: That's an understatement if I've ever heard one.
Dr. Sinclair: I take it the honeymoon's already over?
Tad: Along with the rest of the marriage. I don't even know why I wear it anymore.
Dr. Sinclair: I'm sorry.
Tad: No. I am. In any case, I apologize. I wanted to interview you. I'm here to talk about your work, not my obvious failures as a husband.
Dr. Sinclair: Is that how you feel? Like a failure?
Bailiff: All rise. The Honorable Judge Dennis Bryant presiding, case number 09783-1, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Angela Hubbard.
Judge: Be seated. It says here you're a physician.
Angie: Yes, your honor, at Pine Valley Hospital.
Judge: And you are being charged with criminal trespass, burglary?
Judge: How does a respected doctor with an impeccable record wind up on the wrong side of the law?
Angie: Your honor, you will have to ask my husband. He's the one upholding it.
David: Yeah, I got to hand it to you, Junior. You not only fell off the wagon, you took a nosedive right into Amanda Dillon's bed. Although, I have to admit -- I mean, that's an interesting choice for a rebound, don't you think? I mean, Babe's been gone, what, a few months? You've already made a baby with her best friend? Hmm. Seems grief really does bring people closer together.
J.R.: You're not grieving for Babe. No, you're only exploiting her death so you can get closer to Krystal.
David: You see, the difference is we lost a child together, so it's only natural for us to draw closer for comfort.
J.R.: You know, you're so quick to play the father card when it suits you, when the only real contribution you had in Babe's life was a one-night stand at some frat party decades ago.
David: Right. Well, at least I can say that I had something to do with Babe's conception. Can you say the same thing for the child Amanda's carrying?
Greenlee: Does J.R. know about the baby?
Amanda: Not that it matters. I mean, he's in no position to take care of this child. You saw him at the casino opening. He was so drunk he could barely stand. Trust me, he will not fight this adoption.
Ryan: No, but Adam will. I mean, this is his grandchild that we're talking about here. There's no way he's going to let J.R. sign away a Chandler heir. It's not going to happen.
Greenlee: He's right. Adam will fight any adoption with everything he has, tie it up in court for years.
Amanda: Adam doesn't know that I'm pregnant.
Greenlee: It's not something you'll be able to hide for long.
Amanda: So I'll say someone else is the father.
Ryan: And you think that J.R. is going to go along with that?
Amanda: J.R. moved across the country to get away from Adam. He didn't want his son to grow up in that house. He was trying to give Little A a normal life. And I'll show him that this little baby can have one with people who are actually in love and have a future. We never will.
Greenlee: You sure about that?
Amanda: I will never be anything more to J.R. than a warm body, someone to turn to when he needs to dull the pain of losing Babe.
Ryan: Amanda, you have to give yourself a little credit, please.
Greenlee: You are carrying his child. That changes things.
Amanda: Not everything. Babe was the love of his life. They had plans and goals. And now all he's left with are the memories. I mean, how could I ever live up to that?
Greenlee: No one expects you to.
Amanda: Ok, you don't get it. Babe wanted more kids. They were trying before the tornado. This child would be a constant reminder of the life that he should have with her, and I don't want to be the person that he ends up settling for, or worse, got stuck with because I got pregnant. There's only one ever after to that story, and it's not happily. It's J.R. resenting me. Look, we may have made this baby together, but we can't raise it that way. So please say that you'll help.
David: What is it they say? The only thing certain in life are death and taxes? Well, I beg to differ, Junior. Because there will always be your weakness for single malt scotch and Amanda's penchant for casual sex. I mean, just last night I saw her at ConFusion. She was all cozied up at the bar with Jake Martin. And then, of course, a few months ago it was my bed she was waking up in in the morning. What I'm getting at, Junior -- the father field is wide open. So you might want to hold off on making any kind of commitment, financial or otherwise, until at least things are narrowed down. I mean, after all, you don't want to be the Chandler responsible for another 5 million going in the hole.
J.R.: Amanda's not trying to trap me.
David: All right. You know, look, I realize you're a drunk, but you can't honestly be so naive to think that this child is actually yours, not with the father field wide open. I mean, come on, Junior. Amanda's after one thing and one thing only -- an inheritance.
J.R.: Amanda's already told me that she doesn't need or want my money. She's dealing with this baby on her own.
David: Really? Wow. Huh, she's already pushing you away, huh? Well, that should be all the proof you need. I mean, come on, Junior. If Amanda was carrying your child, don't you think she'd be using that as her claim ticket for the good life? There's only one reason she's not -- DNA. She knows Adam is going to demand a test. And when he does, that test is going to prove beyond any doubt that you are in no way, shape, or form that child's father.
Krystal: It always come down to the same thing with you -- shoving your way into Little Adam's life.
J.R.: I tried to warn you, Krystal. Hayward will stop at nothing to get his hands on Little Adam, no matter how many lives he has to destroy. Look what he's done to yours. God, I hope it was worth it.
Krystal: All right, no more games. I want the truth. Have you been using me?
Jesse: Angela, all you had to do was plead guilty, take the deal, avoid a trial, and put this mess behind us.
Angie: We wouldn't be in this mess if you hadn't put your job before our marriage.
Jesse: Angela Hubbard, you broke into that man's house, and you confessed. Jackson, would you please tell her she left me no choice?
Angie: I'm standing right here. I don't need Jackson to tell me anything.
Jack: Well, that's probably a good thing because Jackson has another hearing to get to.
Angie: Oh, Jackson, I'm sorry.
Jack: It's ok.
Angie: Thank you.
Jack: Sure. I'll be in touch.
Jesse: Thanks, Jackson.
Jack: Excuse me, gentlemen.
Officer: Fowler, back in line.
Natalia: Yes, sir.
Jesse: Don't you see what Hayward's doing here? First, he firebombs Tad and Krystal's marriage, and now he's trying to do the same damn thing to us by manipulating you into this crime and forcing me to arrest my own wife.
Angie: Nobody forced you to do anything.
Jesse: Angela --
Angie: You're the chief of police.
Jesse: That doesn't give me the right to look the other way, and I never thought you would expect me to either.
Greenlee: Why come to us?
Ryan: Because Amanda trusts you.
Greenlee: Based on what? It's not like I've ever had a baby before.
Ryan: Well, you've been around kids a lot. I mean, Spike, Emma, Ian.
Greenlee: There's a huge difference between babysitting and actually being responsible for a tiny person's life day in and day out. I just had to take Emma to the emergency room, because I wasn't watching her closely enough.
Ryan: Do you know how much experience I had with kids before Spike was born? Zero, none whatsoever -- you just kind of figure it out as you go, you know? Actually, I learned a lot from my parents. I learned exactly what not to do, and I still make mistakes.
Greenlee: You're an incredible father.
Ryan: Not just because I have two incredible kids. It doesn't automatically make me an incredible father. I mean, half the time I don't -- I don't know what I'm doing. But I can't imagine my life without them.
Greenlee: Are we actually considering this? Adopting a baby?
Ryan: I don't know. You tell me. Seriously. When you were with Aidan, you were very adamant about not having kids, so what's changed?
Greenlee: I've finally found the right guy for me. We just have to decide if we've found the right child for us.
Amanda: Oh, uh, hi. I'm glad you're here. I -- I just found the perfect parents to raise our --
J.R.: Is it mine?
J.R.: Am I the father?
Amanda: J.R., what kind of question is that? Of course, you're the father.
J.R.: Are you sure?
Amanda: Look, where is all this coming from?
J.R.: We're not in a relationship. Hell, we're not even dating, which means you're free to go see anybody you want to. Jake Martin maybe?
Amanda: Jake and I are beyond over, ok?
J.R.: Then why do you keep pushing me away, refusing to let me have anything to do with this baby?
Amanda: Because I'm the one who's pregnant. There's not a lot you can do.
J.R.: Yeah, and making all the decisions. A couple days ago, you were talking abortion. Now you're getting prenatal vitamins, and you're talking adoption? If this baby really is mine, shouldn't I have a say?
Amanda: How did you find out about the vitamins?
J.R.: I ran into Hayward over at the hospital.
Amanda: Oh, my God. David knows I'm pregnant. Does he think that he's the father?
J.R.: You were sleeping with him. Is the baby David's?
David: Why are we going over this again? I've already told you how I feel. Either you trust me or you don't.
Krystal: I want to believe this is real, that you haven't been using me as part of some plan to get custody of Little Adam.
David: Why do I feel a "but" coming on?
David: You've had so many people whispering warnings in your ear, you can't even see what's right in front of you. Is it really that hard for you to accept the fact that I genuinely care for you? I've put my life on hold, Krystal. I'm just waiting for you to make a decision. I've made up my mind. I've been very honest with you about my feelings. I've told you over and over again how much I love you. So how many times do you have to hear it before you actually believe it?
Krystal: Never stop saying it. Your love is the only thing that's been getting me through this.
Tad: Tell me something. Do you ever get sick of hearing about other people's problems?
Dr. Sinclair: Not when I can help.
Tad: With all due respect, I didn't ask for any, and you are off the clock.
Dr. Sinclair: I'll make an exception.
Tad: You're like a dog with a bone. You ever quit, give up?
Dr. Sinclair: If I had, dozens of perfectly sane criminals would be sitting in psychiatric wards instead of serving out their sentences in an 8-by-12 cell.
Tad: Well, it's a nice thought, but from where I sit, it seems like the criminal justice is a little like the mail. It just keeps coming. So sooner or later, people slip through cracks all the time.
Dr. Sinclair: No, no, no, not the ones I treat. If a patient is faking, I will prove it.
Tad: Huh. Ok. So, why does it mean so much to you?
Jesse: Dr. Sinclair. I didn't realize the two of you were friends.
Annie: Oh. I was so worried. Nobody would tell me where you were. I kept asking. She tried to trick me with a game.
Aidan: What kind of game?
Annie: Well, it was easy at first. She would say a word, and I had to tell her what it reminded me of. But then she said "stone." And she kept asking over and over.
Aidan: And what did you say?
Annie: Well, I said "solid," and then she got mad, and then I pretended I saw flying monkeys to get her to leave the room.
Aidan: You did good.
Annie: What if she asks me again in, like a tricky way, and I get stuck?
Aidan: Don't worry about Dr. Sinclair, ok? I'll take care of her.
Dr. Sinclair: Mr. Pearson is doing research for an article he's writing on me.
Jesse: Is that right?
Tad: Yeah. Actually, it's more of a series. It's called "Cracking the Criminal Mind." It's a study in how both Forensics and Psychology are doing their part to put away this nation's worst offenders.
Jesse: Sounds fascinating.
Tad: I hope so. I'll send you a copy.
Dr. Sinclair: How do you know the chief?
Tad: Oh, our wives are friendly. Although, I don't think we've had too much to do with each other since my breakup.
Dr. Sinclair: Well, I should let you two catch up, then.
Tad: No, no, you don't have to leave.
Dr. Sinclair: No, really. You know, it's getting late, and I have a lot of business to catch up on, you know. It was a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Pearson, and I look forward to reading the article.
Tad: No, I'm not done. I mean, I've still got a lot of questions.
Dr. Sinclair: Oh, feel free to call my office any time. Chief.
Jesse: Take care. So, what's up with you meeting with Annie Lavery's shrink?
Tad: I'm telling you, there's something screwy with that shrink. Come to think of it, I could use a little help, the kind only my good friend the chief of police can provide.
Jesse: Yeah, well, this chief of police is really pretty ineffectual. I mean, I can't even help my own wife. How in the hell am I supposed to help you, Tad?
Natalia: Hey, are you all right? It's going to be all right. You and Dad will get through this one. No problem.
Angie: I don't know. You know, David Hayward is trying to destroy everything that really matters. My career. My marriage. The faith I have in your father. The faith he used to have in me.
Natalia: Dad -- Dad loves you. It's ok.
Angie: Yeah, well, sometimes that's not enough.
Natalia: Why can't it be?
Angie: It's not always that simple or easy.
Natalia: Sure it is. Look how much you've already been through. 20 Years. A string of tornadoes. I mean, are you really going to let this Hayward jerk tear you apart now?
Amanda: I slept with David a few times after Babe died and Jake dumped me. I was trying to take my mind off my crappy life. It's what I do. I get hurt and I act out, making one bad decision after the other. You and I are a lot alike in that way, which is why we can't keep this baby, our baby.
J.R.: I'm the father?
Amanda: It's up to us to do right by this kid. Find it great parents who can keep it from turning out anything like us.
J.R.: You said you found someone.
Amanda: Ryan and Greenlee.
J.R.: Do you have any idea how hard that would be for me? To watch them raising our child? To hear that little voice calling Ryan "Daddy"?
Amanda: You promised to be a friend and let me decide how to handle this.
J.R.: Amanda, I can't just turn my back and walk away. This is our child. Can't we just find a way to make this work?
Amanda: It won't.
J.R.: You don't know that.
Amanda: This is our chance to give this baby a better life, the kind of childhood that you and I only dreamed of, growing up in a family with two happy, sane parents who love each other. We owe our baby that much.
Greenlee: What if Amanda changes her mind?
Ryan: She said that keeping the baby wasn't an option.
Greenlee: That could change once it's born. Once she sees that sweet little face and holds that baby in her arms, all bets are off. I mean, we could spend months getting attached to this baby, picking out a name, decorating the nursery, and then Amanda could decide to keep it after all. I mean, that doesn't worry you?
Ryan: Yeah, it does. It worries me, but it honestly doesn't worry me as much as having a huge secret hanging over our heads as soon as we get married. Wondering how long it's going to be before Adam puts things together or before J.R. cracks under the pressure. That worries me more.
Greenlee: What about Emma? I mean, this is a lot of change all at once. New baby, new mom. I mean, the timing couldn't be worse. We need to focus on the family that we have before even considering adding to it.
Ryan: You are already thinking like a parent, putting Emma first. I don't know what you're so worried about. You're going to make an amazing mom.
Greenlee: I'm not ruling out the idea of having more kids. When the time is right, maybe we could get a surrogate, have a baby of our own. What do you think?
Ryan: I think I'm incredibly lucky.
Greenlee: You're just figuring that out now?
Tad: I'm telling you, there's something going on with her. She's going to do anything she has to to bring Annie to trial.
Jesse: Yeah, well, makes my job a lot easier. If all psychiatrists were as tough as this one, maybe more criminals would end up behind bars instead of lurking in mental homes, playing crazy until they're back out on the streets.
Tad: Jesse, what if Annie is crazy? What if an otherwise decent human being is suffering from a complete break with reality?
Jesse: And leaving a trail of bodies in her wake -- dead. Her brother, Di Henry, Erica Kane -- almost. Ryan and Greenlee, they might as well have targets painted on their back. You know, if Annie gets out, that place is going to be her first stop. Think about this, Tad. How would you feel if your daughter, Kathy, is playing with Emma, and Emma's mommy loco walks through the door?
Tad: Ok, fine. Point taken. I'm not out there, you know, heading up the Free-Annie-Lavery committee. I would just like to know why Dr. Sinclair is so determined to throw away the key.
Jesse: You need to drop this Sinclair business and focus on something a little more important, Tad.
Tad: Like what?
Jesse: Like fixing your marriage.
David: We can go somewhere else.
Krystal: No, no. I -- I can't keep avoiding Tad, hoping that our problems are just going to disappear. That's not the way life works. If I'm going to move on, I'm going to have to settle this.
David: I'll be right over here.
Ryan: Greenlee, who's at -- hi, Dr. Sinclair. What can we do for you?
Dr. Sinclair: Well, I was thinking a lot about our conversation this morning, how refreshing it was to hear your change of heart regarding Annie's rehabilitation.
Greenlee: We want Annie to pay for what she's done.
Dr. Sinclair: Well, clearly, you don't think I'm capable of making that happen.
Ryan: Well, we were a little hesitant at first, but like I said, we talked about it, and you don't have to worry about us wavering back and forth. We're completely on board with your new treatment plan.
Dr. Sinclair: Is that why you felt the need to hire someone to look into my past?
Greenlee: What are you talking about?
Dr. Sinclair: Tad Martin. Or should I say Mr. Pearson? He was quite charming with a plausible cover. And he almost had me convinced. That was until his good friend, the chief of police, walked up and had no idea who Mr. Pearson was or any idea about the article he was supposedly writing on me.
Ryan: Ok, you're right. I mean, we were a little unsure about your track record. We wanted to see your success rate, and we had Tad check it out, that's all.
Dr. Sinclair: Well, maybe I should just remove myself from the case, bring in another doctor whose methods you find less objectionable, whose only goal is to release Annie. But I want you to know there are no guarantees. Even rehabilitated, Annie could still show up here to finish what she started that night. I want you to ask yourself -- are you willing to take that chance?
[Door opens and closes]
Ryan: She's just trying to scare us.
Greenlee: Mission accomplished.
Ryan: Hey, Annie is locked up in Oak Haven, and she's not getting out, ok?
Aidan: Sinclair isn't buying my whole crazy act. She knows I'm hiding something. That's why they took me away, to see what they could get out of me.
Annie: They hurt you?
Aidan: I've been hurt worse.
Annie: Oh, my God. Oh, this is all my fault.
Aidan: Annie, don't say that.
Annie: It's true. You were trying to help me.
Aidan: And I won't stop trying. Ok? I promise, one way or another, I'm going to get you out of this place.
David: Still nauseous?
Amanda: Well, I am now.
David: Try some ginger. That should settle your stomach.
Amanda: Cut the crap. I know you figured it out.
David: That you're pregnant? Or that the baby could be mine?
Amanda: Don't go stocking up on cigars just yet. The baby is J.R.'s.
David: You might have some trouble convincing him of that. He seems to be having some doubts.
Amanda: That you put there. He was fine until your little heart-to-heart at the hospital.
David: I was simply reminding Junior of what he already knows -- that his wasn't the only bed that you were keeping warm at night.
Amanda: I haven't been in yours in months. Oh, is that what this is about? You miss me.
David: I paid you good money to be a means to an end, Amanda. Nothing more.
Amanda: Then you shouldn't have a problem staying out of my life. I did what you asked for. I got J.R. to start drinking again. Now leave us the hell alone.
David: I showed amazing restraint, considering.
Amanda: The baby is not yours.
David: Right, right. Because I know you well enough to know that if there was a chance it was mine, you'd come running to tell me, right?
Angie: You were right. I -- I shouldn't have gotten involved in this plan to begin with. David Hayward is a cancer, and if we give him an opening, he will seep in and infect everything good in our lives. We have fought too hard for way too long to get back here, and I am not going to let him destroy us the way he did Tad and Krystal.
Tad: Things a little clearer?
Krystal: Yeah. Yeah. I guess I was just scared to face it, because then I would know it was really over.
Tad: I really hope you find what you're looking for.
Tad: And I'm sorry that I couldn't give it to you.
Amanda: What is it with a man? He sleeps with a girl and he just assumes that it changed her life forever?
David: Or in this case created one.
Amanda: You are not the father.
David: You can pull the wool over Junior's bloodshot eyes, but mine are crystal clear.
Amanda: Speaking of, shouldn't you be getting back inside? Krystal's going to start to wonder where you are. Or do you just keep her so drugged up she won't notice?
David: You might want to relax. Stress isn't good for the baby, which is why I'm going to let you and Junior have your happy little family, at least until they have a DNA test that proves that child belongs with me.
Dr. Sinclair: How'd it go with Mr. Stone?
Orderly: We kept him sedated, administered three rounds of electric current, but his story never changed. He still claims he's a secret agent.
Dr. Sinclair: Did -- did Annie give you any trouble today?
Orderly: She was a little agitated this morning, but she finally calmed down around the time we brought Mr. Stone back to his room. Here are his labs.
Dr. Sinclair: Thank you. He can't save you. No one can.
Ryan: There's nothing to be afraid of. Ok? I promise. All right.
Dr. Sinclair: Are you ready?
Ryan: Open the door.
Dr. Sinclair: Ok. Annie, it's time. You're free to go.
Annie: I can't believe this is really happening.
Dr. Sinclair: You're cured. There's no reason to keep you here.
Annie: Where's Emma?
Ryan: She's at home. She's really excited to see you.
Annie: I've missed her so much.
Ryan: I'm really proud of you, Annie. I knew -- I knew that you'd get better.
Annie: Yeah. Well, then why'd you file for divorce, Ryan?
Annie: It was you, wasn't it? You convinced him to leave me.
Ryan: Just calm down, ok, Annie, just --
Annie: If I can't have you, Ryan, no one can.
[Annie plunges a scalpel into Ryan's stomach]
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