All My Children Transcript Tuesday 3/31/09
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Provided by Laurie R.Annie: What are you doing here?
Tori: I came by to see you.
Annie: No, no, aidan doesn't want you here.
Tori: But I'm the only one who can help you, Annie.
Annie: Just -- just, go, please, before aidan wakes up.
Aidan: Who are you talking to?
Brot: Hey. Did we have plans?
Taylor: No, no, I just thought maybe you could use some company on your walk home. Actually, I'm the one who could use the company.
Brot: Ok. What's up?
Brot: Uh -- discharge papers?
Taylor: Yes, I've been looking at them all afternoon. I mean, I knew it was inevitable. I just -- "medically unfit."
Brot: Man, I'm sorry.
Taylor: And you know what the worst thing is? Here I am ready, willing, and I think able, and the army won't take me. Frankie would give anything to stay home, and he's out of here in a few weeks. Irony?
Taylor: Yeah, irony. It's a big -- you know what.
Little A: Daddy!
J.R.: Little A? Well, how? Oh, my God. You know I love you so much. He's been here this entire time?
Angie: J.R., I hope you understand why we couldn't say anything.
J.R.: I don't need to understand. I just need this.
Opal: That's one nasty-looking bruise.
Krystal: I told you, Opal, I'm fine.
Opal: You put a steak on it, it'll bring down the swelling. A little -- layer on a bit more foundation wouldn't hurt either. You know, you learn the tricks of the trade pretty damn quick once you realize you've married a monster.
Tad: I've just seen Krystal, and I swear if you ever hurt her again, I'm going to come back, I'm going to see you -- what kind of loving, stable role model goes home from his custody hearing and decks his wife?
David: Is that what she told you?
Tad: She didn't have to tell me anything. It's written all over the right side of her face.
David: I did not hit my wife.
Tad: Well, then she needs a lot of help with her makeup.
David: Let it go, Tad. It was an accident.
Tad: There's no such thing as an accident where you're concerned.
David: We were arguing, all right? And things just got a little out of hand.
Tad: Out of hand? After everything she's been through, she's out there. She's alone. She's scared, and she's hurt, and you did that to her.
David: And I hate myself for it!
Randi: Frankie, what's up? Did you have a bad dream?
Frankie: To dream, you have to sleep, right? I've been staring at the ceiling.
Randi: Are you thinking about Iraq? Are you scared, nervous?
Frankie: Gosh, I can't do this.
Randi: You can't do what?
Frankie: I can't talk about going back. I -- I can't do it, not with you.
Randi: Where are you going?
Frankie: For a walk. I've got to clear my head.
Randi: Right now?
Frankie: Yeah, I won't be long. Just go back to sleep, all right?
Randi: Frankie, wait.
Frankie: God, you don't understand. I got to get out of here.
Taylor: Being in the army is all I've ever wanted to do in my life, and I was good at it.
Brot: Damn right, you were.
Taylor: So now what? Help me.
Brot: We talked about it. I thought you were ok with not going back.
Taylor: I -- I think I was just telling myself that the reason I wanted to go to Iraq was because of you. But we both know that I've always wanted to follow in my father and my brother's footsteps.
Brot: That's true.
Taylor: And now what? My army career's just over, just like that?
Brot: But it doesn't have to be. I mean, you can still be involved. Think about it. You don't have to be on the front lines.
Taylor: So what -- are you saying sit behind a desk? Every single day for the rest of my life -- I don't think so. No way.
Brot: I --
Taylor: I am on the front lines. That's where I belong.
Brot: I'm just saying there's a lot of different things you can do. All right, look at me, for example. Is being an orderly what I want to be? No, but it works for now. Until I find out what the real deal is. That's all I'm saying.
Taylor: It won't be the same. Where is the adrenaline? I need that heart-pounding rush.
Brot: Yeah, but you also want to roll over an IED.
Taylor: You know what I mean. Thinking on my feet -- you know, staying one step ahead all the time. I love that stuff.
Brot: Well, I mean, you can find it somewhere else.
Taylor: Where? Somewhere else -- I don't think that place exists.
Brot: You never know.
Taylor: It's Randi. Hey, so what happened to your honeymoon?
J.R.: At the police station, when you said that he was in good hands, I had --
Jesse: Yeah, I -- I wanted to tell you then, but given my position -- those laws are in place for a reason, J.R.
J.R.: I'm just glad he ended up here and not in foster care, and especially not with Hayward. Thank you so much for looking after him.
Angie: Little Adam has been an absolute joy. I'm just so sorry how things turned out. I mean, we thought for sure we'd be giving him back to you.
J.R.: You will. It's just going to take a little longer than I thought. Man, I missed you.
Little A: I miss you, too, Daddy.
J.R.: But I bet you've been having a lot of fun right here with Jesse and Angie. They're pretty cool, huh?
Little A: I want to go home with you.
J.R.: You hear that? My son wants to go home with his father.
Jesse: Yeah, you know we would hand him over to you right now if we could.
J.R.: I do. And I know that this is not your fault. This is all Hayward.
David: I lost control. Believe me, it's not something I'm proud of.
Tad: Gee, here I was all set to give you a medal.
David: Come on, martin. Like you've never been there.
Tad: Not even close.
David: Oh, right. Even in the heat of the moment? You've never made a move that, later on, you lived to regret? Yes, if I hadn't grabbed Krystal, she wouldn't have yanked away and fallen. In case you can't tell, I'm sorry. I was just upset about Little Adam and --
Tad: So that's your excuse?
David: No, no. It's the truth. Don't look at me like that, all righteous and holy. When your child is threatened, it eats you up inside. Shouldn't have to tell you that.
Tad: No, you don't. Because I learned all about it firsthand from you. Here's the thing, Dave. Little A is not your child.
David: That boy is my flesh and blood, and I will do anything to keep him safe.
Tad: Then it's a damn good thing it's not your decision. I meant what I said about Krystal. You so much as touch her, I'll come back here. You'll find out what regret feels like.
David: Wait. Can you just -- how is she?
Tad: You don't deserve an answer to that question.
Opal: Sure you don't want to answer that? I bet he's got a whole stack of apologies.
Krystal: David didn't hit me. All right, he is not the monster that you think he is.
Opal: What, then are you saying that you did that to yourself?
Krystal: It -- it was an accident, all right? Things got a little heated after the custody hearing, and I was pushing all of his buttons.
Opal: And so he pushed you -- what, into a wall, a door -- what? What was his object of choice?
Krystal: I fell. He didn't mean for it to happen.
Opal: He hurt you, Krystal.
Krystal: Not on purpose. Opal, you should have seen him. He felt terrible.
Opal: Oh, yeah, I bet, I bet. I mean, if I had a dollar for all the times I have heard "I'm sorry" in my life -- boy, Ray could really make it sound like he meant it. You know -- "Oh, I'm so sorry, baby. It will never happen again." Well, it always, always happened again. Lord knows I'm not your biggest fan right now, after everything you've done to Tad. But nobody deserves to live with fear.
Krystal: Don't compare yourself to me, Opal, and don't compare David to Ray Gardner. I am nobody's victim.
Brot: Hey, what's up?
Randi: Thank you for coming. I didn't know who else to call. I didn't know what else to do.
Taylor: It's not a problem. Don't worry. What happened?
Randi: Frankie is freaking out about going back to Iraq.
Brot: Is he here?
Randi: No, I tried to talk to him, and he just -- he ran out. I don't know how to help him.
Taylor: Because you can't.
Brot: L.T. --
Taylor: What? It's true. I'm just saying -- Frankie needs to deal with this in his own way.
Randi: But you were the one who told me to fight for him.
Taylor: Yeah, for your relationship, but this doesn't have anything to do with you.
Randi: I'm his wife.
Brot: Oh, um, we know. I think what Taylor meant is the army, the war -- it's a whole nother world, and sometimes you got to keep it separate.
Taylor: Separate, yes. And really, I probably shouldn't be saying anything to you anyway because I am trying to process my own issues about not going back, and I don't want to take that out on you.
Randi: But you would go back?
Taylor: If I could, yeah, absolutely.
Taylor: Because it's my home.
Randi: But with Brot being here and you guys -- I just -- I don't understand.
Taylor: Randi, I'm a soldier. Everybody in my family -- they're soldiers. I mean, it's in my blood. I don't know how to explain that to you.
Randi: Right, because I -- I wouldn't understand. Right? I'm so tired of hearing that. I'm trying to understand. Does that not count for anything?
J.R.: I really need you to understand something. Do you think you can do that? You're going to have to stay here with Jesse and Angie just a little bit longer. I've got some things I have to take care of, buddy.
Little A: I want to go home with you.
J.R.: Oh, I know. I know, and I want that, too, more than anything. Here, come here.
Jesse: Hey, are you good?
Angie: Not really. What happens next? Is Little Adam sent to a new home or --
Jesse: No, he's not going anywhere.
Angie: J.R. knows where he is. That's in direct violation.
Jesse: I know the rules. Want to know what else I know?
Jesse: I know that the last thing that this little kid needs is to be uprooted all over again.
Angie: Yeah, but, Jesse, you're the chief of police.
Jesse: And as chief, sometimes I got to make tough decisions, and that's one of them.
Angie: You're sure?
Jesse: When they take that little boy out of here, his next stop is home.
Annie: Hey, did you find Tori?
Aidan: She's not out in the hall.
Annie: Oh, she might be hiding. I told her to go away.
Aidan: Annie, I know you think this girl is your friend, but --
Annie: She is my friend.
Aidan: I'm sorry, but I really don't trust her.
Annie: Ok, well, you can trust me, and she's really, really nice, so don't --
Aidan: Annie, I'm serious. I don't like the fact that she just wanders in and out any time she feels like it.
Annie: We can trust her, aidan. She's on our side. Ok, that's why I wanted you to meet her, because you could see for yourself.
Aidan: I don't care about this mystery girl, Annie. I only care about you, ok, and all I want is to see you get better.
Annie: I know, and that's what Tori wants, too. She helps me a lot, ok? She helps me kind of see things clearly. And I had another dream.
Aidan: Same as the last?
Annie: No, this one was different, and I don't know what it means.
Aidan: Come here. Sit down. We'll figure it out together.
Annie: Ok, I know. But Tori says that --
Aidan: No more Tori, ok. You don't need her when you have me. Tell me about your dream.
Annie: I don't want to.
Aidan: Annie, it's important that you go there.
Annie: I'm scared of what I might find.
Aidan: Come here. That's why I'm here.
Annie: To hold my hand?
Aidan: Every step of the way.
Aidan: Where were you in the dream?
Annie: Some kind of basement. I'm huddled underneath some stairs. It was like I was hiding from something.
Aidan: Was anybody else down there with you?
Annie: A man, but I couldn't see him. I could just hear his voice.
Aidan: He spoke to you?
Annie: He was calling my name.
Aidan: Do you recognize his voice?
Annie: I don't know. I guess it could have been my dad or something. It's gets all jumbled. I don't want to do this.
Aidan: Annie, Annie, it's all right. Just relax. Relax and concentrate, all right? I need you to take yourself back there. What were you wearing? School uniform, play clothes?
Annie: I'm wearing a dress.
Aidan: Was it a party dress for the birthday?
Annie: Yeah. Yeah, just like in my other dream.
Aidan: Can you see what color it is?
Annie: I don't know.
Aidan: Annie, try. Was it pink, green -- maybe blue?
Annie: It was yellow. It was yellow.
Aidan: Good. Can you see anything else?
Annie: On my hand. There was blood on my hand.
Krystal: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to imply what Ray Gardner did to you was your fault.
Opal: I know. And what happened to you isn't you fault either, Krystal.
Krystal: Are you even listening to me?
Opal: Yeah, I'm --
Tad: Can I get a beer now, please?
Krystal: What happened? Is David all right?
Tad: David's just fine.
Krystal: What did you say to him?
Tad: What do you think I said to him? I said if he ever did anything like that again, I'd break his neck.
Krystal: And what was his response?
Tad: He said you had an argument, and you slipped.
Krystal: You see? And was he -- was he angry? Was he, um, belligerent? Was he throwing his weight around? No, no, because he felt bad about it. He -- he didn't want this to happen.
Tad: It did. It did, and the next time you look in the mirror, I want you to remember it happened because of your loving husband.
Krystal: I did this to myself, Tad.
Tad: So, he sends you out in the world looking like that. You're still going to back him up -- refuse to see the man for who he really is.
Krystal: I know exactly who he is. He is my husband. He is a man that loves me so much that sometimes he gets a little crazy.
Tad: And he hurt you.
Krystal: Not on purpose.
Tad: And he hurt you.
Krystal: Oh, you know what? This -- this was a mistake. I shouldn't have --
Tad: Krystal, don't do it.
Krystal: Walked off.
Tad: Don't go back there. Come home with me. You can stay as long as you like.
Krystal: I'm not staying with you. I'm not staying with you or anyone else, ok? David is my home.
Angie: I'm sorry, sweetheart, but you can't go home, not just yet.
Jesse: But I got some really good news. Your dad can come see you any time he wants to, ok?
J.R.: Do you mean that?
Jesse: As long as you keep it on the down-low.
Angie: We're not interested in keeping your son from you.
Jesse: But I am interested in keeping my job.
J.R.: I understand completely. No one will ever know that I was here.
[Knock on door]
Angie: Go in the back.
David: Hello, Chief. Is this a bad time? "Welcome, David. Please come in."
Jesse: How about, "What do you want?"
David: Well, I was hoping we could talk. Things got pretty amped up at the hearing, and I just want to make sure there aren't any hard feelings.
Jesse: My feelings are fine. Thank you for your concern.
David: Thanks. Wow. Nice place you got here. Homey, very warm.
Jesse: So what -- you just drop by to swap decorating tips?
David: You're a very lucky man. You know that? You've got a good-looking family.
David: Where's my grandson, Jesse?
Jesse: You know I can't tell you that.
David: I need to see him myself, make sure he's ok.
Jesse: Not possible.
David: No, anything is possible. And I'm not asking you to do this for free.
Jesse: Oh, why -- why? Are you offering -- a bribe?
David: Me? No, not at all. I'm not offering anything.
David: I would just be extremely grateful, let's say, for any information that you might be able to offer.
Jesse: How about time for your ass to leave.
David: It's a pleasure, as always. Oh, one more thing. You should know me well enough by now to realize that I am not going to give up. I suggest you give in.
Jesse: Oh, ok.
Brot: You're not the only one that's trying to process all of this.
Taylor: He is trying to prepare himself.
Randi: He knows what to expect.
Brot: Exactly. He's been to war once and he knows what he's facing.
Randi: But you would go back.
Brot: This one, she's a different breed, though.
Taylor: Thanks. There are two things that you have to remember here, ok? The first thing is when it comes to being a soldier, for Frankie, that's about duty. You know, that's about commitment. For me, it meant I was alive.
Randi: And the second thing?
Taylor: And the second thing is I don't know if I'd be running my mouth like this if I was the one actually going back to Iraq.
Randi: Ok, so now I'm confused.
Taylor: I'm saying I -- I don't know how I'd be if I was the one who really had to go back.
Randi: I know exactly how you would be. I was with you when you almost went back. You were excited.
Taylor: Yeah, but that was before. You know, a lot has changed since then.
Brot: Yes, a lot has happened to Frankie, too. He's a married man now, which is cool, but it just makes things a little bit more complicated. It's a lot of weight on his shoulders.
Randi: Great. So he regrets marrying me, and that's why he just ran off like that.
Brot: No, no, no, no, no. That's not what we meant.
Taylor: He ran off because he loves you. And that's exactly why he will come back.
Annie: Why would I have blood on my hand or on my dress? I mean, I was just a little girl.
Aidan: I don't know.
Annie: I mean, it's just a nightmare, right? It's -- it's not real. It's not like that really happened.
Aidan: Annie, it's good to talk about it. Keeping this stuff buried down is only going to keep you from getting better.
Annie: Yeah, and if I don't get better, I'm never getting out of here. And that means I'm never going to be able to be with you.
Aidan: And we don't want that, now, do we? Hmm? Listen, I'm going to have to go. Come on.
Annie: Oh, God. You'll -- you'll come back soon, right?
Aidan: As soon as I can, yeah. Don't worry about the dream, ok? We'll figure it out.
Annie: I know.
Aidan: I love you.
Annie: I love you, too.
Tori: What's wrong?
Annie: I'm scared.
Tori: Oh, it's ok. There's nothing to be scared of.
Annie: Well, aidan says that --
Tori: No, shh. You don't need aidan when you have me.
Annie: I looked down and there was blood on my hands.
Tori: And you don't know where it came from? Annie.
Annie: This is real, isn't it? The blood and the scream -- this really happened, didn't it?
Tori: Maybe, or maybe it was just a dream.
Annie: No. No, I know this is real.
Annie: I can feel it. It's like my mind is trying to make me remember, but then I suddenly shut down.
Tori: Because it's too painful.
Annie: Yeah. Yeah, but too painful for who? I haven't told aidan anything. I can't tell aidan anything.
Tori: You can't tell him what? You can trust me, Annie. I hope you know that. Whatever you tell me is just between us.
Annie: You don't understand.
Tori: Let me try. Please. It'll help to get it off your chest.
Annie: It's why I'm here. It's why I killed my brother. It's why I hurt all of those people.
Tori: Keep going.
Annie: It's the reason -- it's the reason I lash out. It's -- my God, it's the reason for everything.
Tori: What? What is?
Annie: I can't say it out loud.
Tori: You can say anything to me.
Frankie: You called for backup?
Taylor: It's not all about you. We came over to check on the Hawaiian honeymoon.
Frankie: Oh, and I see you're still the worst liar I've ever known.
Brot: Maybe we should leave these two alone.
Taylor: Try your best not to blow this.
Frankie: Would it help if I said I was sorry?
Randi: It would help if you let me in.
Frankie: I want to, but I just don't know how sometimes.
Randi: You wish you didn't marry me.
Randi: I feel like I forced you into something.
Frankie: No, no. I'm the luckiest man in the world -- the luckiest man in the universe to be able to call you my wife.
Randi: But you're all stressed out because of me.
Frankie: Baby, I'm stressed out because I'm going back to war. Randi, the things that are going on inside my head -- the doubts, the fears -- they have nothing to do with you.
Randi: You have so much going on. I don't want to be another problem, something else for you to worry about.
Frankie: Hey, I'm always going to worry about you, but in a good way -- the best way. You're my reason for coming home, baby.
J.R.: I just don't understand. You're just going to let this slide?
Jesse: That's right.
J.R.: But we got him, Jesse. He tried to bribe you.
Jesse: He didn't officially offer me anything.
J.R.: So? We know what he wants. He wants to know the location of my son. He's willing to pay for it, and that's illegal.
Jesse: You don't have to explain the law to me.
J.R.: So why aren't you out busting that scum right now?
Jesse: Because it's not the right move. It's not the right time, junior. Listen, as soon as that man feels like he's under attack, that's when he's at his most dangerous. We got to let this play out a little, ok, and I know it's going to be hard, but come on.
J.R.: You have no idea.
Jesse: Actually, I do have an idea. I had to stay away from my son for 20 years. All right? Listen, we are going to make this work the right way. It's just going to take some time.
J.R.: Speaking of time, aren't you tired, pal?
Little A: But if I go to sleep, you'll be gone.
Angie: You know, I was thinking a bath might help relax him. Do you want to do the honors?
J.R.: How about a bubble battle? Yeah? Then what are we waiting for? Come on.
[Little Adam laughs]
David: I wasn't sure you'd come back.
Krystal: Me neither.
David: I'm so sorry, Krystal.
David: Are you all right? Can I get you some ice?
Krystal: I don't want ice. I don't want apologies. I -- I just want some answers.
Krystal: Am I a fool coming back here?
Krystal: Really? Because the whole town thinks I am.
David: The whole town does not know how we work, Krystal. Nobody does, except us. I love you so much -- so much that sometimes it just makes me insane. Now, that's not an excuse, but I never meant to hurt you. You have to know that. Look, do something, all right, please. Hit me. I don't care. Scream at me, throw me out. But please, please, please tell me that you forgive me. Please.
Tori: It's ok, Annie. You're safe with me.
Annie: I think I killed someone when I was a little girl.
Annie: I don't know how or why, but I feel like it happened.
Tori: I -- I should go.
Annie: What? No, I thought you were going to help me.
Tori: No, it's -- it's late, and besides, I'm just a student.
Annie: Wait, no. No, I need to talk to somebody about this.
Tori: Well, maybe you should call your shrink.
Annie: But I don't understand.
Tori: Don't touch me.
Brot: I think we can go now. He's staying put.
Taylor: For the time being.
Brot: Think they'll work things out?
Taylor: They'll be ok.
Brot: What about you? Is this -- us going to be enough?
Taylor: This is more than enough for me. And, hey, you know, all we have to do is figure out what we're doing with the rest of our lives.
Brot: Well, I know that I want to help people somehow.
Taylor: Well, you're very good at helping me.
Frankie: There is just one other thing I wanted to run by you. I'm taking out an insurance policy on my life.
Frankie: Just in case something happens to me.
Randi: Nothing is going to happen to you.
Frankie: But if it does, I got to know you're taken care of.
Randi: Ok, but just so you know, it's a complete waste of money.
Frankie: Yeah, well, you can tell me that when I get back.
Randi: I get you think I don't understand, and maybe you're right. But I'm going to keep trying, no matter what you say.
Frankie: I'm going to hold you to that.
Angie: I'm just so happy they're getting this time together.
Jesse: But what is this going to cost us?
Angie: Yes, yes, because David won't stop at one bribe. David doesn't stop at anything. If he finds out that Little Adam was here -- or worse, if he finds out that we let J.R. see him --
Jesse: We could both lose our careers.
Tad: Maybe Krystal's right. Maybe I should just stay the hell out of it.
Tad: Not how -- why? Because I'm no longer her husband, and as much as I love Little A --
Opal: Is like your grandchild, yes.
Tad: I know.
Opal: Whether you like it or not, Tad, you are a part of that family.
Tad: As good as its done me. Everything we've been through -- I got nothing to show for it.
Opal: Well, I'm afraid your work's not done just yet.
Tad: Why? You getting another physic glimmer?
Opal: You can hate Krystal. You can forget she exists, but you're the only one that can save her, Tad. Krystal's fate -- her future depends on you.
Krystal: Stand up.
David: Not until you tell me you forgive me.
Krystal: Stand up.
Taylor: Drinking alone? My friend can't drink alone. Would you like some company?
Tad: I had some, during which time my mother single-handedly managed to drop the entire weight of the spirit world on my shoulders before they beamed her back over the rainbow.
Taylor: Are you ok?
Tad: I've been better.
Brot: Yeah, this sounds like another round.
Tad: Oh, come on. You don't have to do that, kid.
Brot: Too late, too late.
Tad: You do know he's an amazing guy.
Taylor: So what's going on with you?
Tad: Krystal. She's having kind of a mess with her new husband.
Taylor: And you have to help her, no matter how sticky that might be.
Tad: Well, let's just say that even after all the stuff she did in our marriage, I just can't seem to muster up the gloating dance.
Taylor: That's such an overrated dance. And besides, I've seen your moves already -- at your friend's birthday party -- here on this bar, actually.
Taylor: I think so.
Tad: That shows you what you know. Jiggling up and down this bar was the tip of the iceberg of my hidden talents.
Taylor: Yet another reason why Krystal was crazy to leave you.
Tad: Thanks, but I think most people would call me a sucker for wanting to help.
Taylor: A sucker? No. This is an amazing guy.
David: I'll do whatever you want. Just tell me what to do.
Krystal: Prove them wrong. Be the man that I married. Never, ever hurt me again.
David: All right. I would be nothing without you. You do know that, don't you? You are my entire world.
Krystal: Show me.
David: Please say it. Just say it.
Krystal: I forgive you. I forgive you.
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