All My Children Transcript Tuesday 3/17/09
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Randi: I hate that you're going back to Iraq. And I love you, so I'm going to be here when you get home. And you -- you will come home. Wait -- there's more. But I want you to think about that every single night, every single day, every hour. And I'm going to pray that you're safe every single night, every single day, every hour. But I want God to hear those prayers coming from your wife. I want to marry you, Frankie.
Frankie: I would love to marry you and start a family with you, but I can't. I'm sorry.
Kendall: I miss you. Maybe you don't want to hear it or maybe you don't miss me, but it's true. I miss you. And I'm sorry for every word that pushed you away, every accusation, every bit of doubt. I'm sorry I didn't trust you when I know to my core that you're the one person in this world that I can trust. I want you back. I want us back. So how do I do that? Zach, please, please tell me what to do, and I'll do it.
Zach: What are you -- you want me back? You miss me now? You love me now? You -- why didn't you say that when I was walking out the door?
Kendall: I thought that -- I mean, we both thought that we needed time.
Zach: You know, we need time for what? To make more mistakes, to hurt each other more -- is that it? I don't know. Maybe it's too late now.
Kendall: Oh, my God. Oh, my God -- you did it. You slept with Reese. I saw you. I saw you at the casino. You were going back to her room. You slept with her.
Zach: No, I didn't. But I wanted to.
Kendall: So there it is. For weeks you've been dismissing what happened that night. It was just a kiss, just one kiss. It didn't mean anything. But it did. It did. I mean, not that I needed you to tell me. It was completely obvious. That's why you lied to me about the baby. It had nothing to do with you making up for what your brother did to Bianca. It had nothing to do with Bianca at all. This was completely about you getting closer to Reese.
Reese: I keep kicking you out when all I want is for you to stay. I've just -- I've lost so much, and I -- I don't want to lose you, too. So thank you for coming back, Zach. I need you. Zach?
[Aidan walks out and closes the door]
Ryan: What happened?
Jesse: I think they found Greenlee.
Ryan: Like -- like in a hospital some place?
Jesse: No. Some fishermen found a body in the sound. It was quite a ways downstream, but the sheriff thinks it's her.
Taylor: What do you think?
Brot: Ah, it's good.
Taylor: So are we going to talk about it?
Brot: About what?
Taylor: Well, don't do that. Don't act like nothing happened.
Brot: You want to dissect it? Fine. What do you want to discuss, huh? How I saw the fire and I froze? How my feet turned into concrete, and I wouldn't move?
Taylor: Yeah, but you did move, and you saved Opal's life.
Brot: I hesitated. I was afraid, and there's nothing heroic about that.
Randi: You're sorry?
Frankie: You deserve happiness. And I want to spend the rest of my life with you, making you happy.
Randi: So then why won't you marry me?
Frankie: Because you're right, Randi. I'm going back to Iraq, and that changes everything. There are no guarantees. People are still getting killed over there.
Randi: I'm not after guarantees, and if you're trying to scare me off, then that's just not going to work.
Frankie: The best I have to hope for is to come back alive, but I've been over there before. And when I came back, I wasn't the same man. And if I -- if I make it through this tour -- Randi, war -- it changes a man. I won't be the same man you want to marry, and I don't think you understand what that means.
Jesse: They're going to need somebody to identify the body. Normally it's next of kin, but when I spoke to Jackson, he just couldn't get himself to go back up there.
Ryan: No, um, he shouldn't have to. I'll -- I'll do it. Jesse, this is something that I need to do for Greenlee.
Aidan: Have you seen Zach?
Woman: Mr. Slater said something about going home to tuck in the kids, but he'll be back later for the security briefing.
Aidan: All right, I'll just wait for him at the bar.
Kendall: Everyone told me that I've been paranoid. That, of course, there would be other women attracted to you, but the most important thing was that you loved me, that you were still in love with only me.
Zach: You're the only woman I will ever love, Kendall.
Kendall: But Reese is the woman you want to sleep with. You just said it yourself. So what am I supposed to do, Zach? What -- am I supposed to fight for you? Am I supposed to beg for you to come back to me, to come back to our bed? Make love to you knowing that you're thinking about Reese the whole time? That you've probably been thinking about her since that night in Marseilles where you spent time together talking?
Zach: Really, Kendall?
Kendall: Well, guess what. I'm not going to make it that easy for you.
Kendall: I'm not.
Kendall's voice: Hello, you've reached the Slaters. No one's able to get to the phone right now, so please leave a message when you hear the tone.
Ryan: Kendall, it's Ryan. If you're there, please pick up the phone.
Kendall: Ryan, are you ok? What's wrong?
Ryan: They, um -- they found Greenlee's body, and I'm heading to Connecticut to confirm that it's her.
Kendall: Ok, um -- I'm sorry. Is there anything that I can do for you?
Ryan: No. No, I just wanted to let you know, and I'll -- I'll talk to you after I get back, ok?
Kendall: Ok, all right. Take care of yourself.
[Kendall hangs up the phone]
Kendall: It's Greenlee.
[Zach is gone]
Randi: Where is this coming from? A few minutes ago you were all reassuring smiles, telling your family, telling me that things were going to be fine.
Frankie: Yeah, I have to play down the danger to spare you and my mother. She worries too much, and I have to put on a brave face for her, but she has no idea what I've seen over there. I've been more honest with you, but you don't know it all either.
Randi: So tell me, because I can take it.
Frankie: But why should you have to? I've realized that I can spare you so much pain. My mother, she can't walk away from me, but you can.
Randi: That was a mistake. I don't want to walk away from you.
Frankie: This isn't the life you want to marry into.
Randi: My life was nothing before you.
Frankie: The man you fell in love with was a doctor at a hospital -- bright future, great career, someone who could take care of you here and now. Not some army medic stationed in a war zone halfway around the world, praying every day that he'll see the sun the next day. I won't let you pledge your life to me. It's not fair. I'm sorry, Randi.
Brot: I'm not the same man I was. The Brot you knew would have allowed his reflexes to take over. He wouldn't have thought about it. It would have been part of his natural system, just like breathing.
Taylor: But that Brot had just been through two years of rehab and 30-odd surgeries. Have you changed? Of course, you have. You are not the same cocky tough guy who had to prove something to everyone. You've more than proven yourself. That Brot, he was the guy that I fell in love with two years ago. You are the man that I have fallen in love with since.
Zach: What do you want?
Aidan: Some reassurance.
Zach: Reassurance? Why don't you find yourself a confessional?
Aidan: Well, I still don't have any guarantee that you're going to hold up your end of the bargain.
Zach: You're getting ahead of yourself. Take Ryan down, and then we'll deal with Annie. How long before I get what I need?
Aidan: Won't be long. I found out who's helping Ryan hack into the Cambias system.
Zach: I need a name.
Aidan: What you need to know is that the individual works for us now.
Aidan: And he's going to help us get what we need on Ryan.
Zach: I'm not a patient man these days.
Aidan: I made it clear to him that time's not on his side.
Ryan: Pete, this really isn't a good time. What do you want?
Pete: Well, Colby's babysitting here right now, right?
Ryan: Yeah, she's upstairs with Emma.
Pete: She forgot her Poli-Sci book. We were studying when you called -- not that she needs the help. She's got the standing committees in the House and the Senate down cold. The conference committees, on the other hand, that's another -- why don't I just give it to her?
Ryan: Upstairs, third door on your left.
Kendall: Hey, I -- I thought you could use a friend. You don't want to do this alone.
Ryan: I have to, Kendall, I do. Don't worry. I'm ok. And besides, somebody's got to stick around here for the meeting with the advertisers tomorrow.
Kendall: No, no, we'll reschedule it. We'll postpone it.
Ryan: Fusion can't handle any postponements, ok? It's hanging on by a thread as it is. Besides, Greenlee would want you to stick around and fight for your company.
Kendall: No, Greenlee would want me to be there for you.
Ryan: Kendall --
Kendall: Look, Ryan, I'm not taking no for an answer, ok? So call Randi from the car, and we'll tell her to take care of things at Fusion while we're in Connecticut.
Ryan: You sure?
Kendall: The most important thing right now is me being with you.
Zach: I need to hear something concrete by tomorrow.
Aidan: We'll see.
Pete: It's me, Pete.
Aidan: I know. I have Caller ID.
Pete: Oh. I have some information for you.
Aidan: Why are you talking like that?
Pete: Like what?
Aidan: Like you're about to cough up a lung.
Pete: Oh, I'm at Ryan's. Colby's upstairs babysitting. I don't want her to hear.
Aidan: Well, then go outside in the hall and talk to me.
Pete: Good idea.
Pete: All right, I'm outside.
Aidan: What have you got?
Pete: I found out Kendall and Ryan are going away for the night.
Aidan: Where to?
Pete: Connecticut. They both seemed anxious to get on the road. Kendall told Ryan that he was the most important thing in her life right now. What do you think of that?
Frankie: Well, lookie here, lookie here. I catch you guys at a bad time?
Taylor: Hey, what's going on? No, we were just finishing up.
Brot: What's up, Doc?
Frankie: I just got my papers. I'll be back in Iraq in a month.
Taylor: Have you told Randi yet?
Frankie: Yeah, yeah, I just left her at ConFusion. I only hope she can forgive me when I get home.
Taylor: Forgive you for what? It's not like you were pushing for this.
Frankie: No, but I did just break things off with her.
Brot: Why'd you do that?
Frankie: Look, I don't want her giving up her life for me, not when I don't know what's going to happen or who I'll be when I get back.
Reese: Who's there? Zach?
Reese: God, you know, I wanted to apologize to you earlier, and you just -- I'm sorry about everything but you just -- you walked out again.
Zach: Well, that's what I do. I walk out. I ignore things, because if I ignore them, they can just disappear, right? Well, I can't ignore this. I can't ignore what I did to you. So here we are. Just the two of us, right? I mean -- my marriage is over. Yours is -- so what do we do now?
Reese: I don't know. I don't understand what -- what you're saying.
Zach: Well, Kendall is right -- right about this. It's all my fault. Your world, my world, Bianca's world, Kendall's world -- they've all fallen apart, and I've taken a mother away from Gabrielle and Miranda.
Reese: Ok, don't, don't do this, don't.
Zach: Don't do what? If I hadn't done this, then we wouldn't be here. You'd still be able to see. You'd have a wife. And the kids would have a mother.
Reese: Ok, this -- you didn't mean for this to happen. It's not your fault.
Zach: No, it's, well, I don't know. I could have predicted it. That's what we do. That's what my family does. They hurt people. All my life I tried to stay away from this stuff -- the stuff that shapes people. I couldn't do it. You know, it shaped my father and my brother, and I always thought I was better than that. But I'm not. I'm exactly the same. I get close enough to people just so I can watch them crash and burn.
Jesse: Hey. I came back to see how you and Frankie were making out.
Randi: Not so good. He left.
Randi: He basically told me that he didn't want me waiting for him while he went overseas.
Jesse: He said that?
Randi: Well, I told him I wanted to marry him. He said no, that it wasn't a good idea. Then he left. So, yeah, basically that's what he said.
Jesse: Randi, the boy clearly loves you. He just doesn't want to see you hurt. He doesn't want you to have to sacrifice your own life. Now, I'm not saying that this is right. Just trying to get you to see his point of view.
Randi: Shouldn't that be my decision?
Jesse: You know, a lot of this is my fault. I wasn't exactly the best role model for the kid. What happened to him and his mother, when they thought they had lost me, it --
Jesse: I just had to tell Ryan that they found a body up in Connecticut, and the sheriff thinks that it's Greenlee. He's going to go identify her. I'm telling you this, because I know for a fact that Frankie is scared to death that he might have to put you through that same kind of hell one day.
Randi: You think he's doing the right thing, don't you?
Jesse: I just understand why the boy's feeling the way he's feeling. And it's up to you and him to say what the right thing is. Can I give you a lift home?
Randi: No, thank you. I'm just going to -- I'm going to hang here for a bit.
Jesse: Sure. Ok. Take care.
Frankie: The thought of me coming back and having Randi take care of me for the rest of her life out of some sense of obligation -- that's the last thing I want for her.
Brot: That's funny because if I had to go back and do it all over again, I would marry Taylor the second she said yes. At least then, if I die, she would have had something, even if it was the damn benefits. Even dead, I'd be able to take care of her that way.
Frankie: What, you trying to make me feel better for what I just did?
Brot: Look, just giving you some real talk from someone that has been there. A part of Taylor will never forgive me for what I did. The truth is, I don't even know if I can forgive myself.
Taylor: Hey, you want some company?
Randi: Not if your planning to tell me that Frankie was right for ending things with us. Because that I don't understand. I'm not a soldier, and I am so tired of that lame excuse.
Taylor: Actually, I think Frankie couldn't have been more wrong in what he did.
Taylor: Really. So was Brot. See, because they're soldiers, they need to be heroes. And they feel like if they ask you to sacrifice, they're not heroes. Well, I, for one, can take care of myself, and I'm pretty sure that you can, too, which is a very good thing, because you are going to need all the strength you've got while he's gone. And -- Frankie would never tell you this, but he is scared to death about going back.
Randi: What else can I do? I asked him to marry me. He said no, and then he just cut me loose.
Taylor: Push back. Don't let him do this. If you love him, and I am pretty sure that you do, you got to fight like hell for him.
Man: One word of caution. I don't know if you were told, but the body was in the water for a while. It might be impossible for you to make a positive ID.
Ryan: Yeah, I understand.
Man: We took tissue samples for the DNA testing, but those won't be ready for a couple of days. Would you like me to --
Ryan: No. Um --
Ryan: Maybe you could just give us a moment, please.
Man: Take whatever time you need.
Ryan: Thank you.
Man: I'll be right outside.
Kendall: Ryan, Ryan. Maybe we should wait. Maybe we should wait for the DNA test to come back.
Ryan: I have -- I have to know. I have -- I have to see. Because I'm kind of hanging on to this hope that maybe -- maybe somebody found her someplace. Maybe she's just somewhere in a hospital or something, and she doesn't know who she is or --
Ryan: Or where she's from, and I just got to let go of those thoughts. I have to just get -- got to put it to rest.
Kendall: Ryan -- Ryan, Ryan, wait. Wait, wait, wait.
Ryan: Kendall, listen to me. You don't have to do this, ok? But I do, I have to.
Kendall: Ok, ok, I understand, but look at this, please. Look at this. Please look.
Kendall: It's her, Ryan. This person. You don't have to look under there.
Ryan: Come on.
Kendall: Come on.
Ryan: Um --
Ryan: It's her. It's, uh -- this is, um -- this is her engagement ring.
Man: I'm so sorry.
[Aidan sneaks into the morgue and looks at the body]
Ryan: You know, it took me forever to finally convince Greenlee that we could be happy together. She was so scared to open up, to be vulnerable. She was so scared. But I just -- I just knew. I was so certain. I knew that we were meant to be together.
Kendall: I know. I felt it, too.
Ryan: I remember one time she asked me how I could be so sure, you know? And I didn't really know how to -- I didn't know exactly how to say it, you know. It was like this feeling inside of me -- this -- this real deep feeling inside of me. I just knew that we were -- we were meant to be together. And you can chalk it up to whatever you want, fate or the moon or destiny. It's just that all signs were pointed to us, to the two of us. Then I made a mistake. I made a really big mistake not to follow my feelings anymore because they were telling me that there was danger ahead. You know? And Opal put a voice to it. She warned me. Even after Greenlee was gone, she felt it. She said that she could feel Greenlee was someplace cold and alone. What Opal didn't know is she was cold and alone. She was cold and alone in that filthy river. She was waiting for somebody to find her.
Kendall: Ryan, I know I can't -- I can't take back what I did that night, but I would do anything -- I would do anything to change what happened. I would do anything.
Ryan: Kendall, it wasn't your fault.
Kendall: How can you still -- how can you still say that, Ryan? I was the one driving the car. I was the one who ran her off the road. I killed my best friend.
Ryan: You and Greenlee were on the road that night because of Zach, Kendall, because -- because of what he did. Zach and Reese put you on the wrong side of the road. Zach and Reese are responsible for taking Greenlee from us, from all of us.
Reese: Ok, I'm not going to let you do this. All right, I've heard all about your father and your brother, and you are nothing like them. Your father was -- he was a murderer, and your brother was a monster who raped Bianca. They had no heart. They had no conscience. You do. I -- I have seen it.
Zach: They destroy lives, take people's self-respect, their dignity. Just like me. But you know what? I'm going to find a way to fix this.
Reese: Come here. What? Where are you going? Where are you? Damn it, where are you? Zach?
Zach: I'm here, I'm -- I'm here.
Reese: Ok, you know what? I'm not letting you do this to yourself. It's going to stop, because you're feeling sorry for yourself, and frankly, it does not wear well on you. You are one of the finest people I have ever known, Zach. You're allowed to make mistakes. You're also allowed to be happy. And I'm really sorry that you feel like this about yourself. And I wish that I could change that for you. Just come here. Just let me help.
[Music plays at ConFusion]
Randi: What are you doing here? Did I not get out of your life soon enough?
Frankie: You think this is easy for me?
Randi: No, I think it's stupid, actually.
Frankie: I didn't plan for this.
Randi: I know.
Frankie: I don't want to lose you.
Randi: You didn't have to.
Frankie: God, this is crazy. I've tried to give you an out. Walk away before -- before this gets too deep.
Randi: Too late. I love you, Frankie, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. And if that means that I need to be separated from you for a year, then so be it. Thousands of other people in this country are going through the same thing, and if they can do it, so can I. And whether it's 15 minutes or 50 years, I want us to spend the rest of our life together as husband and wife. And that's where I stand.
Frankie: Ok. I like the sound of that.
Taylor: Sorry. Where did Frankie go?
Brot: He's getting engaged, if she doesn't drop-kick him to the curb first.
Taylor: Really? And was that your idea?
Brot: I just told him he'd be an idiot not to snap her up. That's it. What?
Taylor: I just -- I never saw you as a hopeless romantic. Here.
Brot: Well, you said it yourself. I've changed. Besides, everyone deserves a little happiness. I'm just sorry you had to wait so long for it.
Taylor: Well, fortunately, you were worth waiting for.
Brot: So I was thinking --
Brot: Are you disappointed that Frankie gets to go back to Iraq and you don't?
Taylor: I actually asked myself that question.
Taylor: And Iraq was about being close to you. So why would I want to go all the way back there when I have you right here with me?
Brot: Very true, very true.
Singer: I won't give up no, I won't give up
Reese: Turn the light on again.
Reese: The light -- you turned it off. Turn it on again. I can see that. It's -- it's not much, but it's, um -- it's like -- it's a blur, a blur of light with -- with shadows in it. It's -- oh, my God, I can -- I can see it.
Ryan: I'm -- I'll let you get some sleep, all right? I'll -- I'll get you a wake-up call, ok, with a little bit of breakfast?
Kendall: Are you sure you're going to be ok?
Ryan: Thanks to you, I am, yeah. I'm serious, Kendall. I don't know how I would have got through the last couple weeks without you.
Kendall: You've helped me, too. I mean, whether you realize it or not. I don't know how I'd have survived without you. You've helped me understand. I mean, I convinced myself that -- that my marriage was worth fighting for -- that we had something rare. And that Zach and I still had a future. But why bother? I mean, why bother fighting? Especially when he's admitted that he wants someone else.
Ryan: He is a fool for walking out on you.
Kendall: We've both been fooled.
[Kendall and Ryan kiss]
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