All My Children Transcript Friday 3/27/09
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J.R.: I don't know. I just hardly slept last night.
Colby: At least it was in your own bed, not at the police station.
J.R.: Yeah, so how do I look? Sober, responsible, fatherly?
Tad: You look like a man who loves his son. You keep the faith, ok? We've been through this before. You and me and custody battles, we go back a long way.
J.R.: All right, well, that's unless Hayward does something else. Blackmail, poison, who knows what's next? What we need is a miracle.
Erica: You don't need a miracle. You have me. I guarantee that David has no more tricks in his bag. I've made sure of it.
Tad: Care to share?
Erica: Let's just say that your hearing will be held in front of a fair and impartial judge.
Tad: I knew I loved you for some reason. Listen, I'm there to testify about Krystal's fitness as a mother, ok?
Tad: Buck up, I'll see you at the courthouse.
Erica: Bye. You're going to win this, J.R. I want you to know that I spoke to Adam, and he wanted me to tell you that he has all the confidence in the world in you.
David: I don't have a good feeling about this.
Krystal: You know, you did go too far in trying to manipulate that judge, but we are in the right.
David: That doesn't mean we're going to prevail.
Krystal: You know what? No matter who the judge is, the facts stand. Listen, Little A's going to be with us, and if you would just believe that, then maybe you wouldn't have to worry about manipulating judges and blackmailing witnesses and poisoning the opposition.
David: So in other words, you don't approve of my methods?
Krystal: You never do anything halfway.
David: I always play dirty, don't I? Why?
[Kendall holds up the day's copy of "The Wall Street Herald" with the headline "Hostile Takeover of Cambias Industries"
Kendall: You did this, didn't you?
Kendall: Why didn't you tell me?
[Zach looks at Myrtle's portrait]
Zach: A fine day. Sun's out, it's warm, and I've lost everything. My family, my company, and my wife.
Taylor: Is it true? Frankie and Randi's big Hawaiian honeymoon -- it's off?
Angie: Cancelled flight, lost luggage. They made it as far as San Francisco before they had to come home.
Taylor: That's terrible.
Angie: Even worse, they're going to have to wait until Frankie gets back from Iraq before they can go on their honeymoon.
Brot: Oh, maybe not. Where are they at right now?
Angie: They're at the loft, why?
Brot: Can you keep them busy?
Angie: Uh, I guess. What do you have in mind?
Brot: You'll see. Hey, come with me. Come on. You'll see -- watch.
Jesse: Hey, you're here for Little Adam's custody hearing?
Tad: Yeah, better give a front row view of Krystal's worthiness to be a mother, or not.
Jesse: I'm really sorry, man. It can't be easy for you to have to go through this again.
Tad: I don't want to say anything bad about her, but this is about Little Adam, you know? I've got to make sure he stays in the right house, his father's.
Jesse: I agree, but with Hayward all up in the mix, no telling how this is going to play out.
Tad: I'd give a year of my life to make sure that he stays with J.R. That poor kid, I can't imagine how he feels. He's got to be so turned around, he doesn't know which way is up.
Jesse: Trust me, the kid is in good hands.
Natalia: "And when the smoke cleared, Moose was alone. Bird was gone." Hey, you, what's wrong?
Little Adam: I miss my mommy.
Natalia: Yeah, me, too.
Little Adam: Did she go to heaven, too?
Natalia: She did, she did. I remember your mommy. You know she loved you as big as the sun, and she still does. But now she just smiles down on you from the clouds. And every time she smiles on you, I bet there's a rainbow somewhere, and when she blows you kisses, I bet there's a beautiful breeze.
Little Adam: Really?
Natalia: Yeah, really, and I bet you if we keep reading that Bird will find Moose.
Little Adam: Will he find his dad, too?
Natalia: I'm sure, Babe, I'm sure, real soon. Here, come here.
J.R.: So Dad's doing ok?
Erica: He's much better.
J.R.: Yeah. I can't thank you enough. You busted David's judge, you got me out of jail, giving me the opportunity for a fair hearing.
Colby: And you're taking care of Dad.
Erica: Well, as much as that man will ever let anyone take care of him.
Colby: So you and Dad -- is it love?
Colby: What? She never really liked you, so she's got to be doing this because she's got something for Dad, right?
Erica: There are so many kinds of love. With Adam and I, it is, um -- it's a dance. We move beautifully together in so many ways, and yet sometimes --
Colby: He steps on your toes.
Erica: Oh, your father can tango with the best of them. Your father is a very special man who loves very, very deeply, despite what he would like other people to think. You, Colby, and J.R., Little Adam, you are his life. That's why I made sure that you get a fair hearing this afternoon. Because your son belongs in your home. He belongs in your arms.
J.R.: I just hope I don't blow it.
Colby: Are you coming to the hearing?
Erica: I'm way too busy, but I do want you to call me as soon as it's over. I expect to be celebrating.
J.R.: We will.
Colby: So is that a "yes" or "no" about loving my dad?
Erica: I love Adam... like ice cream.
Colby: I'm freaking myself out, but I kind of really want her to be in love with Dad.
Krystal: You are a man who knows what he wants.
David: And if I could take someone down in the process, all the better, right?
Krystal: Hey, I can't think of anybody in this town who has the right to throw the first stone, including me.
David: Oh, come on.
Krystal: I'm just like you.
David: Krystal, no, you're not. You're a good person.
Krystal: Oh, come on.
David: You at least know where to draw the line.
Krystal: Look at my history. Hmm? And where was that line when I kept that secret about Amanda's baby being yours? You know, I didn't want to hurt anybody, but I wanted what I wanted -- you. And I didn't believe in myself enough to take a chance on the truth.
David: Yeah, well, look what happened. The truth came out, and I'm still here.
Krystal: And Little Adam will be here with us, too, because we are right. I mean, come on, J.R.'s struggle with sobriety left Little Adam one glass away from alcohol poisoning. I mean, and where -- where is Adam? And as much as I love Colby, she isn't exactly a responsible role model.
David: Well, when you put it like that, I almost feel optimistic.
Krystal: We are the right family for Little A. The judge will see that, and he'll make his decision.
David: You're amazing.
Krystal: I just want our grandson to be in a happy, safe home.
David: And I know now what to do to make that happen. Trust the facts. Trust you and me.
Ryan: You knew that I was going after Zach.
Kendall: You stole Cambias?
Ryan: It was legitimate. It was legitimate and it was a pretty brilliant business move, yes.
Kendall: The casino, too?
Ryan: Cambias. Cambias and all of its holdings, yes.
Kendall: So Zach has nothing?
Ryan: Zach is going to be fine, Kendall. He's going to have, like, a platinum parachute, ok? Don't worry about him. If it makes you feel any better, he didn't exactly drop to his knees and beg when he found out about this, ok?
Kendall: He wouldn't. He would just do that little half-smile and act like everything's ok. You in Zach's bed, taking his company, his casino that he has worked so hard for -- you've killed him.
Brot: Got it, got it?
Taylor: Got it.
Taylor: Hey, do you remember when we were in Iraq and you decorated my stinky old tent with, um, wine chilling in the bucket and flowers strewn all over my cot?
Brot: Hate to break this to you, but they were fake flowers.
Taylor: You're ruining it. Hey, you never did tell me where you found plastic flowers in the middle of the desert.
Brot: A man never reveals his sources. Now take a look at this. You like?
Taylor: I like. This is going to be the best Hawaiian honeymoon ever. They are never going to forget this. It's so romantic.
Brot: Romantic is Fiji, Bora Bora, nobody on the beach for miles, just you, me -- yeah, that's our honeymoon.
Taylor: Was that a proposal?
Natalia: Ahem. Hey, you two, lighten up on the PDA, there is a child present.
Angie: And a mother.
Frankie: We are on our honeymoon, thank you very much.
Natalia: Then get a room, thank you very much.
Randi: It's in Hawaii.
Little Adam: Would you color with us?
Randi: I'd love to.
Frankie: I think I have just been upstaged.
Angie: Ok, Little A, after you finish coloring, look what I have. Hey, do you like these? You like blocks?
Randi: Come on, Little A, I'll help you build anything you want.
Frankie: Yeah, me too, little buddy.
Natalia: Hey, this is good practice for the whole kid thing. It's the next step, right?
Frankie: Well, you know, I'm going away.
Randi: And we haven't really talked about that.
Angie: And, Natalia, they just got married a few days ago. Will you let them breathe? You guys know that I'm crazy about kids, but I'm not quite ready to be called a grandma. Not yet.
Jesse: Just in time. Hey, I'm sure you're aware that Salke has been replaced by Gordon. You don't have a problem with that, do you?
David: No problem. We just want a fair hearing.
Man: Judge Gordon is ready for you.
David: Well, what happened, Junior? Had to stop off for one final Bloody Mary?
J.R.: I'm ready, Hayward. I've got nothing to hide. Let's do it.
David: Well, you're pretty confident for a man with so much stacked against him.
Jesse: Just to remind the two of you, this hearing is for temporary custody.
David: Got it, Chief. Well, I hope you're not going to bill me for the half-hour you were stuck in traffic?
Barry: Have we been called?
J.R.: Just now.
David: So is Adam going to be here?
J.R.: I don't know. I haven't spoken to him.
David: You know, I'm not much for that name -- Adam. What do you say we change it after we get custody? "Little D" -- Little David. Yeah, it does have kind of a ring to it, doesn't it?
J.R.: You're an ass.
David: Yeah, and you're going to lose. Come on.
Zach: So, Myrtle, let me ask you something. Why is it so impossible for me to be happy? Why? I had everything. I had a wife that loved me and kids with their loving arms around me, and I didn't just push them away. I blew it up in true Cambias fashion. It's not about Ryan. It has nothing to do with Ryan. It's all about me. I found the road to happiness and put land mines all over it. I put on a blindfold and started running. So what's your advice? You got anything? Ah, it doesn't matter. Wouldn't change a thing, right? Ashes to ashes. Here I am with every Cambias in hell cheering me on.
[Knock at door]
Zach: Go away.
[Knock at door]
Zach: I said "go away."
Erica: I'm not going anywhere.
Brot: I proposed once, didn't I?
Taylor: What does that mean? Someday you will again?
Brot: Come here, come here. I'm just saying -- I want it to be perfect, Taylor. I want to be the best man that I can for you and I don't want you to have any doubts at all.
Taylor: I don't have any doubts.
Brot: But I do.
Brot: And I'll get there and when I do, it'll be you, me, white sandy beaches, ok?
Brot: Now a few more fronds, turn on a couple twinkle lights, and all this place needs is a couple of honeymooners, right?
Brot: Not too bad.
Frankie: Hey, Mom, thanks for the no-pressure, really.
Angie: You know, I want you guys to know when you decide you're ready to have kids, you know I'm going to love 'em like crazy, ok? All right. Bye, Little A. Listen, I want you to stall the love birds, ok? Give them some alone time. There's a surprise being set up for them.
Natalia: Oh, ok. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Angie: Don't burn down the house.
Natalia: Right, ok. Little A and I are going to go to his room. You two do whatever newlyweds do. Come on, honey.
Randi: So, um, you really want kids?
Frankie: Do you?
Randi: Yeah, I mean, I wouldn't mind a Frankie or two running around.
Frankie: One or two? Baby girl, I want a basketball team.
Randi: Oh, really?
Judge Gordon: I'd like to hear from both sides. Mr. Chandler, would you care to start?
J.R.: I have had a problem with alcohol, but I'm sober now and I'm winning. I did plan to leave with my son. I had no idea that it was illegal for a father to take his child on a trip. You see, Little Adam's mother died during the tornadoes and it has been difficult times, but I would never, never put my child at risk.
Judge Gordon: There was the 911 call regarding the alcohol, the child left alone?
J.R.: That was a mistake. Look, I'm not a perfect father. But I did promise his mother that I would raise him with the love, the patience, and wisdom that she showed me when she was alive.
David: Wisdom and love? You're kidding, right? And where was Little Adam when J.R. was bedding my late daughter's best friend, getting drunk with her? This man lacks the judgment and self-discipline to raise a plant, let alone an utterly dependent little boy.
Judge Gordon: Sit down, Dr. Hayward. I won't warn you again. Mr. Chandler, do you have anything to add?
J.R.: No, except I love my son as much as I loved his mother, and I only want the opportunity to raise him the way that she would want him raised.
Judge Gordon: Thank you, Mr. Chandler. Mrs. Hayward? You're the mother of the deceased, Babe Chandler?
Krystal: Yes, I am.
Judge Gordon: Mrs. Hayward.
Krystal: I just, um -- I just want to say that everything J.R. said is -- is true.
Ryan: Look, if you're so worried about Zach, I honestly -- I think that you should go to him.
Kendall: I don't know if I should go to him. I -- I'm confused, Ryan. I'm confused about Zach, I'm confused about us and where we are and what this whole thing means.
Ryan: Well, I passed the test, right? Yesterday's test, the voicemail. If I didn't show up here, you would have left. Well, I'm here. Kendall, I'm here because I want to be here, and you can either stay here with me or you can go to Zach.
Kendall: That's not a choice.
Ryan: Really? Because it sounds like a choice to me.
Kendall: No, Ryan, none of this is my choice or yours. This is Zach's. This whole thing is Zach's decision. We're just playing it out.
Ryan: Well, I took his company with no help from him.
Kendall: Mm-mmm. Zach can't be happy. If Zach comes anywhere near happy, he -- he can't trust it. He can't give into it. No, you stole Zach's wife and you stole his company, but you know what? You didn't win. Zach won. Zach won because he got exactly what he wanted.
Zach: Why are you here? Your daughter made a choice and now -- look, Ryan's a good guy. She'll get on with him, and I'm sure they'll have you over for brunch soon.
Erica: Oh, stop, being such an ass, will you? Hey, what are you doing?
Zach: Oh, nothing. Kendall and I, we were done the moment I gave her that flower on the beach.
Erica: Zach, get down.
Zach: Why -- what am I doing? I like the balancing act, it's good.
Zach: Nowhere to go but down. It's relaxing.
Erica: Will you stop this right now? Kendall has no idea what she's really doing. You know she hasn't been herself ever since she came out of the coma. You know this. We spoke about this, Zach.
Zach: She didn't end this marriage -- I did. I could have stopped her. I didn't -- I let her go.
Erica: Why? Why did you do that? You love her.
Zach: This is what I deserve. Nowhere to go, no one to go to, no reason to get up in the morning.
Reese: You're wrong.
Erica: This is a private conversation.
Reese: You damn well have a reason to get up in the morning. It's called your children. Whatever is between you and Kendall, she knows you're a great father. Nothing changes that. Look, so you lost your company, you lost your marriage, you are fighting demons with both hands. I know about that. I've been fighting my own demons. You don't let them win, Zach. You stand up to them, and you persevere, and you show up for your kids. Look, we hurt the women we love. We did. And maybe we can get them back. Maybe we can't, all right? But we don't quit on our kids, ever. They are first, they are last, they are always. So you wake up for them, Zach. You fight for them. You need to be there for them.
David: What are you doing?
Krystal: J.R.'s right. He and Babe loved each other to pieces, and he loves Little Adam just as much. But when I found Little Adam so sick from that glass of Scotch that he had left out, that's when I realized that as much as he loves Little Adam, he just is not able to provide the care and the kind of home that he needs right now.
Colby: That's a lie.
Krystal: David and I are Little Adam's biological grandparents. We are deeply in love, and we can provide the stable, loving, nurturing environment that he needs.
Judge Gordon: Thank you, Mrs. Hayward. Although the court has already heard your thoughts, is there anything you'd like to add, Dr. Hayward?
David: Yes, your honor. I didn't even know my daughter existed until she was an adult. And, despite the Chandlers' interference in our relationship, I cherished every single moment with her until the moment she was taken away from us. Now, if there's anything good that came out her death, it would be that it brought her mother and me back together again. Your honor, when I hold my grandson in my arms, I see in him a chance to build the relationship that I was not afforded with my daughter. I see in him a chance to raise him in a way that would honor and respect my daughter's memory.
Judge Gordon: Mr. Chandler has stated that it was his wife's dying request that he raise his son.
David: Well, unfortunately, that is a conversation we only have J.R.'s word for.
J.R.: What? I would never lie about Babe's dying wish.
David: You've already shown that you'd do anything to hold onto your son, even run with him.
Judge Gordon: Gentlemen, please try to keep a civil tongue.
J.R.: Your honor, David wasn't part of most of Babe's adult life. And the reason why is because she didn't want anything to do with him. You remember that? Thanksgiving? She said he was the worst thing that had ever happened to her. That she was sick and tired of him hurting the people that she loves. Remember what she said next? She wished that you'd disappeared forever. She wished that you'd "disappeared forever." That was your daughter's words. Did I leave anything out? David did come back to town. Only to check and see if Babe was happy. But he didn't have the guts to face his daughter, because he's such a coward. In fact, he never even held his daughter in his arms until she was dead.
David: You son of a bitch!
J.R.: What the hell are you...
Judge Gordon: Order, gentlemen, order! Order! I understand that emotions run high in cases such as this, but let's try to maintain some decorum. If there are no other witnesses, I'm ready to make my ruling.
Tad: Your honor, excuse me, but my name is Tad Martin. I am Mrs. Hayward's ex-husband, and I raised J.R. He's my stepson. I'd like to say a couple of words. Is that all right?
Jay: Your honor, this is irrelevant. Mr. Martin is a bitter ex-husband who would say anything to sabotage Mrs. Hayward's happiness.
Judge Gordon: Mr. Martin knows both parties intimately. I'm interested in what he has to say.
Tad: Thank you, your honor. I find it ironic that I have to sit here and listen to the Haywards discuss building a loving, stable environment when the fact is he bedded my wife when I was out of town on business, and then turned around and got her addicted to medication.
Jay: Your honor, this is slander.
Judge Gordon: I will hear all sides. Continue, Mr. Martin.
Tad: Krystal spoke of J.R. losing his way after Babe died. That's the truth. But it's equally the truth that so did she. Which is why another court has given me sole custody of our infant daughter Jenny. Now Krystal is a wonderful mother, and she can see our daughter any time she wants, but I will never allow my daughter in the presence of David Hayward. He's torn through my family one too many times. Now, for all his loving words about his grandson, I'm sure he does have feelings for Little A, but the idea of ripping that boy away from the only father, the only home he's ever had is payback, pure and simple. It's revenge. It's got nothing to do with the welfare of the --
David: That is not true! This has absolutely nothing to do with revenge or payback, and everything to do about my love for that boy. I love him enough to want to protect him from an irresponsible father and a dangerous grandfather. He needs me. And I need him. Your honor, yes, it's true, I was estranged from my daughter during her latter years, but that never diminished my love or devotion to her, which is exactly why I want to honor her memory by giving her beloved son the home he needs, the home he deserves. A safe place with two loving parents, which is something he is not even close to having now. Your honor, my wife and I, we want to give him a safe, healthy environment where he can thrive. And that is exactly what my daughter would have wanted. But we cannot do that unless this court awards us, my wife and I, with the privilege of raising and loving our grandson.
[Hawaiian music playing]
Brot: Looks good.
Brot: Ah-ha. I tried, I tried.
Brot: Oh, here. Ready? Hold on, hold on. All right, here we go.
Frankie: What in the world...
Brot: You guys couldn't make Hawaii, so we brought Hawaii to you.
Taylor: Aren't you forgetting something?
Frankie: Yeah, yeah.
Taylor: Ok, you can put her down now.
Brot: Whoa, Nelly.
Frankie: Look at you.
Frankie: You two are totally wack, the both of you.
Taylor: This is where we say aloha.
Frankie: Welcome to Paradise, Mrs. Hubbard.
Ryan: So apparently Zach has what he wants. But what about you, Kendall? What do you want?
Kendall: You. I want you. And what we had last night.
Ryan: You mean, passing your test?
Kendall: No, Ryan. You holding me in your arms, comforting me and understanding my tears and crying with me. I think that we can do this, you and me. I really do. I think it's possible that a relationship built on so much can be strong and loving.
Ryan: It can be. I know that it's been difficult. But it can be.
Kendall: I finally have hope. But that's what scares me.
[Kendall and Ryan kiss]
[Frankie and Randi make love]
Singer: Ooh hey you mean everything to me you mean everything to me and your eyes are all I see and your eyes are all I see when life seems like it's just too much I'll hold onto your every touch right now, right here you'll see you're everything to me you're everything to me yeah whoa you mean everything to me you're everything when I look in your eyes
Brot: Thank you for dropping me off.
Taylor: Thank you for a fun luau.
Brot: That was fun. It really was fun. Listen, I didn't mean to upset you with the whole proposal thing.
Taylor: Oh, you mean the lack of proposal.
Taylor: Is that what you're talking about?
Brot: I knew that was coming. But we're in a good place, Taylor.
Taylor: Are we?
Taylor: The thing is, I was doing the laundry the other day and I found the ring in your pocket. That thing has made its way all the way back from Iraq, and you're still carrying it around. And we were engaged once, so I'm just confused. I -- have your feelings for me changed or something?
Brot: No, no, no, no. I love you, ok? I just have a lot to work through.
Taylor: Like what? Seriously. You have a great job. We are settling here in Pine Valley. We're happy. Aren't we happy?
Brot: Great job? I'm an orderly. I mean, I deserve more, don't you think? And I want more, not only for myself, but for you, too. The problem is I don't know what "more" is. I should be dead, and I'm not. God definitely spared my life for a reason, but until I find, you know, or figure out what that reason is, it's unfair to ask you to be my wife.
Judge Gordon: It's very clear from all I've heard and seen today that both parties are very passionate about this child. It's typical in this sort of case for custody to go to the father. While I have no doubt that Mr. Chandler loves his son deeply, he has committed a number of violations, and, given his current issues, may not provide the most stable of homes. At the same time, Doctor and Mrs. Hayward are settling into a relatively new marriage, and seem to have their own custody issues on another front. At present, young Adam is in an excellent home. I hereby recommend that the child remain in that home until such time as permanent custody can be determined.
Erica: That was quite a speech.
Reese: I meant everything I said.
Erica: Well, Zach needed to hear it.
Reese: I just told him what he already knew, you know? What I keep telling myself. Look, Erica, Zach and I messed up. And we hurt the women that we love, but it doesn't mean we have to give up. And I am going to fight to get my family and Bianca. Maybe Bianca won't have me back, but I will prove that I am worthy to be in Miranda and Gabrielle's life.
Erica: It won't be an easy fight.
Reese: I know who I am now, I know what I want, and I deserve it.
Ryan: We will continue to operate the casino per status quo for now, but there will be some changes. As you guys know, business has dropped off dramatically. Profits are very low.
Francesca: Perhaps you've heard, we're in a recession.
Ryan: I'm not finding fault with previous ownership here. I'm just simply stating there's going to be some very difficult decisions to make, and I need everybody to step up.
Zach: Couldn't have put it better myself.
Kendall: What are you doing here?
Zach: How about a game of Texas Hold 'Em? It's still a casino, right?
Ryan: What are the stakes?
Zach: The thing I love most.
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