All My Children Transcript Monday 5/4/09
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Kendall: Feels like time's standing still.
Kendall: This. Being here with you. It's just you and me. That no future to worry about. There's no problems waiting for me on the other side of that door. It's like we have our own little secret world, just us. Everything else out there has just come to a stop.
Ryan: Mmm, it was a pretty amazing night.
Kendall: The night's not over yet, you know?
Scott: Hey. I just got Colby's message. What happened to Uncle Adam?
Erica: Uh, he had a seizure.
Scott: How bad?
Erica: Bad enough. He, um, he collapsed.
Scott: Well, do they know why it happened, what brought it on?
Erica: It was probably stress. I mean, this has been a really difficult time for him, but, Scott, come with me. I don't want you to worry about him because Dr. Hayward said all his blood work came back normal, and they're just keeping him here overnight for observation, and then he'll be home tomorrow morning.
Scott; ok, thanks.
Erica: Ok -- oh, oh, Scott.
Erica: He really needs to rest.
Scott: Yeah, I won't stay long.
Erica: No, actually they have -- they've really insisted that he have no more visitors.
Scott: This isn't the first time something like this has happened to him. What is it? What's really wrong with him? Tell me the truth.
Marissa: I heard you'd stopped drinking.
J.R.: Yeah, well, you heard wrong.
Marissa: No, please don't do that. Ok, it's really a bad idea.
J.R.: Who the hell do you think you are anyway?
Marissa: Thinking about me. What would your late wife think? Is this what Babe would want you to be doing?
Tad: Shh, take it easy. Take it easy. It's just me.
Krystal: What happened to you? That -- that's blood.
Tad: I know, I know. I was trying to get a look at Adam's datebook, and the lights went out while I was picking the lock in this damn drawer, and I cut myself with a letter opener.
Krystal: Here, here, here.
Tad: Are you sure?
Krystal: Yes. You should probably go to the emergency room.
Tad: Not till I find what I'm looking for. What the hell are you doing here?
Krystal: I came to talk to Adam.
Tad: Well, then, you should go to the hospital. Turns out he collapsed after being confronted with Dixie's death.
Krystal: Is he going to be all right?
Tad: Adam? They'd have to drop a thermo-nuclear warhead on him to keep him down.
Krystal: So that's why you're here. You're looking for some kind of evidence to connect him to Dixie's murder.
Krystal: Tad, I already told you. Adam didn't have anything to do with her murder.
Tad: I'm not so sure anymore. Something has come to light recently that -- if Cambias is telling the truth about not killing Dixie, then Adam makes one hell of a suspect. Just give me one minute, all right?
Tad: Look, Jesse and I, we questioned Stuart about the morning when -- when Dixie was killed, right? Now, he swears that he remembers seeing Adam down at the front gate touching the ribbon that supposedly that the Satin Slayer had tied there.
Krystal: Wait a minute, supposedly.
Krystal: No, those ribbons were at every murder scene. That was Cambias' calling card.
Tad: And you know that, and I know that, and anybody that watched television or could read a newspaper, including Adam.
Krystal: Well, if that's all you have, I'm sorry. This is nothing but a witch hunt.
Tad: No, no, wait. It turns out that when he was interviewed by the police more than once, he never mentioned the ribbon, ever. Jamie was the one that reported it. Now, Stuart never lies. If he says he saw Adam touching that ribbon, he was there. Now, if that's the case, then why wouldn't Adam bring it up to the cops? Don't you think that's kind of important? Why would he leave it to somebody like Jamie unless he didn't want somebody to think he had something to do with putting it there?
Krystal: Do you really think that Adam would want to kill Babe?
Tad: Honey, I don't know, but I do know that Adam collapsed when J.R. confronted him about it. He had a seizure. Does any of this sound like an innocent man to you?
Krystal: What do you think you're going to find? What are you looking for?
Tad: I don't know. I'll know it when I see it. It's so dark in here. I can barely make out anything.
Krystal: Well, I know one thing. If Adam is hiding some kind of a secret, it would probably be in his safe. You're welcome.
J.R.: Where do you get off talking to me about anything, talking to me about Babe? You didn't know her, and you sure as hell don't know me.
Marissa: I know that I may never have met Babe, but I feel like I've known her all my life. My mom and her mom are old friends, and I know enough about it to be able to say that she'd want a hell of a lot better for you than this.
J.R.: Where did you come from, and what are you doing in Pine Valley?
Marissa: Well, um, Krystal and David are kind of helping me get my life back on track. I'm just staying with them for a bit.
J.R.: Well, I got one word of advice for that. Run. Get out of that house while you can.
Marissa: What are you talking about?
J.R.: Well, David Hayward's poison. He destroys everything that he comes in contact with.
David: Most people would say the exact same thing about you, Junior.
Erica: The stress of fighting this terrible custody battle for Little A coming at the same that the economy collapsed, and his company has been threatened. I mean, Adam has been juggling battles on all fronts at the same time, and he's not 20 years old anymore. I mean, he can still slay dragons, but I think just one at a time these days.
Scott: He's also not one to give up to ever give up control of anything, any time, and yet, he's been talking about doing just that, actually stepping down from the company, and that doesn't sound like a healthy Adam Chandler to me.
Erica: No, but it sounds like a pragmatic Adam Chandler to me. I -- I mean, at this moment, coming to terms with the reality of this particular time, and, frankly, I would be thrilled to see him give over some of the responsibilities of Chandler Enterprises to both J.R. and to you, and I would think you'd be thrilled at that prospect.
Scott: Yes, but I'm not one to party over someone else's rough time, especially my own family's.
Erica: Of course not, but I bet you've dreamed about taking over the reins of the family business.
Scott: Well, someone needs to bring it into this century. Now, it's high time somebody did some good with all that money, make a difference in the world.
Erica: Like the heart valve you've championed?
Erica: You seem very passionate about this.
Scott: I watched what my mother went through, suffering like she did, dying like she did, and I never got over feeling so helpless watching her slip away, and if I can do something to keep other people from having to go through that -- so, yeah, you bet. I am very passionate about this.
Zach: What can I do for you? What can I do to make it better, huh? Try and drink something, is that it?
Zach: It's going to be all right. Seems a little warm. Did you notice anything earlier?
Zach: Ok, buddy, just relax. Bundle him up. I'm going to call the doctor and then take him there.
Zach: It's going to be ok. Going to be ok.
Rachael: That's ok --
Kendall: What are you doing?
Ryan: Come here, come here.
Kendall: Get off of -- ha ha.
Ryan: Here, just -- just let me put it in there.
Ryan: That's good. Sorry about the soap.
Kendall: That's ok.
Ryan: Does that -- does that hurt?
Kendall: Actually, it feels good. I like it.
Ryan: Ok, turn around, turn around a little more.
Kendall: You -- you turn around.
Kendall's voice: Hi, it's Kendall. I can't come to the phone right now. Please leave me a message, and I'll call you right back.
Zach: Hey, Kendall, it's me. Um, nothing to worry about, but Ian woke up with a bit of a fever, and I'm going to take him in. All right, call me when you can.
Kendall: Actually, feels good. I like it.
Ryan: Ok, you turn around. Turn around a little more.
Kendall: You -- you turn around.
Ryan: No, let me get your hair wet. I'm going to get your hair wet.
Kendall: No --
Kendall: Uh. Uh. Oh, yes, yes, yes. Ah, I love it.
Ryan: Hold that thought.
Kendall: Wait, wait, wait, wa -- where are you going?
Ryan: I'm going to get dessert.
Kendall: I thought I was dessert.
Ryan: Ok, let me re-phrase that. I'm going to get some refreshments.
Ryan: And I'll be right back.
Zach's voice: Hey, Kendall, it's me. Um, nothing to worry about, but Ian woke up with a bit of a fever, and I'm going to take him in. All right, call me when you can.
Ryan: Strawberries are perfect! Fantastic champagne, could use a little bit more chilling, but if you want me to put it back on ice, I'd be happy to. What happened?
Kendall: I've got to get to the hospital. Zach called, and Ian's really, really sick. He has a high fever, so I got to go.
Ryan: Well, of course, you got to go. Go take care of your son. Go, go. Go.
Kendall: Will you come with me? I need you.
Joe: What's up, Zach?
Joe: What's wrong?
Zach: Well, he hasn't been sleeping, and he's a little warm.
Zach: Hasn't eaten anything, and he's been crying. He stopped now. He's probably tired himself out.
Joe: Yeah, yeah. Who's his pediatrician?
Zach: Dr. Bonner.
Joe: Call Dr. Bonner. Tell him I've got Ian Slater in exam room 1, and I'd like him to take a look at him. Oh, and page Dr. Hayward, stat.
Zach: Why? It's not his heart. It's just --
Joe: It's just a precaution, just a precaution. I mean, the little fellow's history and the surgery, you know? We want to be on the safe side. Hey, fellow, huh? Can I take you?
Zach: Go with Joe, all right?
David: Boy, it didn't take a mental giant to figure this one out, huh? You got Little Adam back for what, less than two weeks, and you're already hitting the sauce? So what is it this time, Junior? Single parenthood just too crushing a burden for you to handle?
J.R.: Will you get out of here? You're making everyone in the restaurant nauseous.
David: I wonder what the judge would think about this.
J.R.: Little Adam is no longer the judge's concern, and he's certainly not yours.
David: My grandson already had the paramedics come to his aid once because of your boozing, and yet, you continue to set such a fine example for him to follow. Well, I won't let it happen again.
J.R.: Yeah? What are you going to do about it, Hayward?
Marissa: Look, he didn't have anything to drink, I swear.
J.R.: No, you don't have to defend me from this jerk.
David: It's just a matter of time though, isn't it, Junior? Huh? Before what little self-control you possess evaporates, and you find yourself wallowing at the bottom of some gutter somewhere?
J.R.: Yeah, well, I'll never sink as low as you can, and as far as seeing Little Adam, that'll be a cold day in hell. I'd die first.
David: Well, that shouldn't take too long, now, should it? Given the direction you're heading in.
Tad: Come on, Krissy, you got to have some other idea about the combination.
Krystal: He probably changed it when I moved out, Tad.
Tad: Before that it was --
Krystal: Our wedding date.
Tad: You're sure.
Tad: That -- well, that's not working. Do you have -- do you know where they keep the flashlights?
Krystal: Yeah, yeah, I'll get you one. Just keep working on the combination.
Krystal: Well, I guess you don't need this. How the hell did you get that open?
Tad: Well, I figured he just changed it from one day to another. There's only one date in that entire thing that's red, his dead sister's birthday.
Krystal: What's that?
Tad: Well, offhand, I'd say it's probably what Adam's using to blackmail you.
David: Thank you, Junior. I didn't realize you and Junior knew each other.
Marissa: Yeah, we met the other day at some yacht club. Actually, I met his son first. I found him hanging out down by the water.
David: Little Adam was alone?
Marissa: Relax. J.R. wasn't too far away, but, you know, I did chew him out for letting Little Adam wander like that.
David: J.R.'s being reckless again. He's going to slip up big time. I just hope to God it's not at some horrible cost to my grandson.
Marissa: Do you want J.R. to screw up?
David: I want a chance to reopen the custody case.
Marissa: The last thing that little boy needs is another custody battle.
David: The last thing that little boy needs is a drunken father who puts his life at risk on a daily basis.
Marissa: J.R. is the kid's father. Does that not count for anything?
David: J.R. is a worthless sack of flesh who pollutes everything and everyone around him, and don't forget that. He doesn't deserve Little Adam any more than he deserved Babe, and if I ever hear you defending J.R. Chandler again, Krystal's friend or not, you'll be finding another place to live. Is that understood?
Krystal: Don't open that.
Tad: Take it.
Krystal: Thank you.
Tad: Whatever it is, I could probably help you. You can talk to me about anything.
Krystal: Not about this.
Tad: So what are you going to do? You're just going to let Adam keep pulling your strings, jumping every time he says, "Boo"?
Krystal: I don't have a choice, Tad. He got what he wanted.
Tad: I cannot stand seeing you like this. It's like you're fading away. I just -- you know, where's the woman I fell in love with? The woman who was my friend, first and foremost? It's like all your courage is gone. The light's gone out of your eyes. Is it because of that, or is it David, or -- or both?
Krystal: Maybe it's none of the above. Maybe the woman you remembered died alongside her daughter.
J.R.: What are you two doing here?
Krystal: I stopped by to see Little Adam, and they'd already put him down, so I'll -- I'll come back tomorrow. I got to get home.
J.R.: To David and Marissa? Don't bother.
Krystal: Why not?
J.R.: Because they're not there. I just left them at ConFusion. Marissa and I had a very long talk.
Tad: Who's Marissa?
J.R.: Someone very close to Krystal. Isn't that right?
Erica: I, frankly, didn't know Cindy very well. I mean, she died when you were just a little boy, but I do know how difficult it must have been for you to lose your mother.
Scott: I have never been so angry in all of my life watching her waste away and nobody stopping it.
Erica: I do remember that she got the best treatment at the time.
Scott: Ah, but look at what's happened since, all the advancements in HIV/AIDS treatment. If they knew what they -- if they knew then what they knew now, she would still be alive. Tens of thousands of lives are being saved today, and you know why?
Erica: Because some people really want to make a difference.
Scott: That's what I want to do with this heart valve. I want to make a difference. I want to save lives.
Erica: I have no doubt that you will succeed.
Scott: And now that Adam's come on board with financial backing, I just want to get my chance.
Erica: And your mother would be very proud.
Scott: I wish she were here to see it happen. I'm sorry. You know, you would think after all these years that I could talk about it without getting so emotional.
Erica: Oh, no, that's ok. I mean, I would give anything for one more day with my mother, one more day to see her smile. So you keep on working at this, and one day I know you're going to save lives. I know you will.
Kendall: How is he?
Zach: Dr. Bonner's looking at him now.
Kendall: Ok, well, what happened?
Zach: Nothing happened. He woke up with a fever, and he hasn't eaten, and he was crying, and they're going to run some tests.
Ryan: You want me to call Erica?
Kendall: No, I don't want to worry her just yet. I'm sure it's just a bug. Don't you think?
Zach: Call Erica.
Kendall: No, let's just wait until we find something out, and we get some news.
Ryan: You know what? I'll call her. I think she'd probably want to know, ok?
Kendall: Ok. When you got here, I'm sure they must have given you some indication of what it might be.
Zach: They told me not to worry, so we'll just -- we'll just wait for the tests.
Kendall: Well, then, that's good, right? I mean, if they thought it was something more than -- than just a fever, they would have said something. Don't you think?
Zach: They called Hayward to ask his opinion.
Kendall: Oh, my God, his heart?
Zach: I think there's something very wrong with our boy.
David: I got your page. Please tell me you didn't bring me down here because of some hiccup with Adam Chandler?
Joe: It's not Adam. It's Ian Slater. I think we should get an O.R. prepped right away.
Scott: Thanks for being there for Uncle Adam. He doesn't have a lot of friends these days, especially ones that would go to the lengths that you have for him.
Erica: Well, Adam and I have been through a lot together, and he's very infuriating most of the time, but because we've been through it together so much -- I mean, there's no way I would turn my back on him at this moment.
Erica: Oh, sorry. Hello.
Ryan: Erica, hey. It's Ryan. Where are you right now?
Erica: Uh, I'm at the hospital. Turn around. A little like rubbing the lamp for the genie, right?
Ryan: Yeah. Hey, Scott. I heard you were back in town. We got to catch up sooner, ok, man?
Erica: Something wrong?
Ryan: It's Ian. Right now they think it's just fever.
Erica: Not his heart?
Ryan: They don't know yet. They're running a bunch of tests. Kendall's here, and so is Zach.
Erica: Where? Where are they?
Ryan: I'll take you, ok?
Erica: Oh, ok, yes. Excuse me.
Krystal: Marissa is the daughter of an old friend.
J.R.: Who just moved into Wildwind for an indefinite stay with Dr. Evil and his wife here.
Krystal: Her parents were killed recently. Marissa's feeling kind of lost, and I offered to help her out while she finishes law school.
Tad: Well, I'm sorry about your friend. Who was it?
Krystal: You never met her.
J.R.: Well, I'm sure you're going to meet the daughter, though. She loves sticking her nose in everyone's business. Every time I turn around, she's got one opinion about something or another, like my son, my alcoholism, Babe. You know, you might want to drop a hint that she's got a really lame way of making friends around here.
Krystal: I'll talk to her.
Tad: Krystal --
J.R.: You haven't told me why you're here, Tad.
Tad: Well, it's about your mother's death. The whole Cambias claim -- I just -- I was looking around. I have to know the truth.
J.R.: You could've just asked me to help.
Tad: I can't do that, J.R. I told you. I know how painful the memories are.
J.R.: I just found out that my mother's murder is unsolved. There's nothing more painful than that, and you're right. If my dad does have something to do with it, he's going to have to pay for it.
Tad: Ok. Well, I've been looking down here. I didn't find anything. You got any other ideas?
J.R.: Why don't you search up in my dad's room? I'll look around here. What exactly are we looking for?
Tad: We'll know it when we find it.
Kendall: Well, is it his heart?
David: Yes. He's in congestive heart failure.
Kendall: Oh, my God.
David: From all the tests we've done, all signs are pointing to the fact that his aortic valve is just not making it. Even after the repairs I've made, there's still a significant amount of aortic stenosis. Basically, his heart is having to pump three times harder to pump the blood, which is causing an enormous strain on his heart.
Zach: What do we need to do?
David: We'll have to go back in and replace the valve.
Kendall: No, no, he's been through so much already. He's been torn open, over and over again.
Ryan: Well, what are the risks?
David: Well, there are a number of different devices we could try. Each one comes with its own benefits and risks. Now, we'll supply the details, and we'll make a decision together.
Zach: What if we don't do the surgery?
David: Then your son won't make it.
Kendall: No, no.
Krystal: Is anybody home?
[Door opens and closes]
Marissa: Hi. I thought you were going over to see Little Adam.
Krystal: I did, and I got an earful from J.R.
Marissa: Look, Krystal, I --
Krystal: The things I told you, I said in confidence. I certainly didn't expect you to go throwing them up in J.R.'s face.
Marissa: I'm sorry. I --
Krystal: I trusted you. I opened my heart and my home, and this is what you do the first time I'm not around?
Marissa: Look, he was about to take a drink, ok? I was just trying to stop him.
Krystal: Well, maybe you should think next time. Maybe it's not your place to do that. You just -- you can't show up and inject yourself into everybody's lives. Most of them know how screwed up things are without some stranger coming in and pointing out how they're messing everything up. You don't know J.R., ok? You don't know what he's gone through and the guilt that he feels.
Marissa: Like I said, I'm sorry, ok? I was -- I was honestly just trying to help him.
Krystal: Ok, you know what? Some things just cannot be fixed.
Marissa: Ok. What else do you want me to say? I told you I'm sorry.
Krystal: No. I'm the one who should be sorry. I'm taking things out on you that -- I'm so sorry. I'm sorry for everything, Marissa.
Erica: Oh, thank you, and I don't just mean for the coffee. I mean thank you for calling me as quickly as you did.
Ryan: Kendall needs her family around her right now.
Erica: Tell me something, Ryan. Do you see yourself stepping into that role?
Ryan: Yes, I do, Erica, and I know that you would prefer her to get back together with Zach, but that's just not going to happen.
Erica: I just wouldn't be so sure, Ryan.
Kendall: Look, poor baby, you shouldn't be going through this. No, you shouldn't, not again. This shouldn't be happening to you. You deserve a normal life with happiness and laughter and joy. You also deserve a mom who's there for you when you get sick, when you need her. I am so sorry I wasn't there for you. I promise you it will not happen again. Nothing means more to me then you and Spike, nothing, and nothing will come between us again from now on. I swear. I swear.
Tad: J.R.? You all right?
J.R.: You once told me that there would come a day when I'd think of my mother and I'd think of only the good times -- the laughter and the hugs, the warmth of her smile, all those chocolate-chip-cookie-and-milk moments. When though? When will I be able to do that?
Tad: I don't know. Maybe when we finally discover the truth.
J.R.: And for now, all I see is her lying here, in this room, where I found her gasping for air, and the look of loss and terror in her eyes, and then the sound of the breathing machines that were keeping her alive until her heart stopped beating, and Joe coming out and telling us that we've lost her, and then, coming back home here, feeling so alone, cold. I was sitting.
Tad: J.R. What did you see?
J.R.: I saw my father, and he was smiling.
Ryan: Kendall and Zach are over, Erica. They're done. I mean, Zach got the divorce that he wanted, right? It didn't take him very long to end up in bed with another woman. If that's not moving on, I don't know what is.
Erica: What I know is that Zach loves Kendall, and it's just a matter of time before he lets her know that, too. Give her up, Ryan. I would hate to see you get your heart broken again.
David: I'll also need a new set of scans. The last set had a couple cross-sections that didn't come out to my liking.
Woman: Yes, Doctor.
Scott: Hey. This kid, this Slater's son with the heart problem, is it a valve?
David: You know I can't discuss a case with anyone other than the family. Excuse me.
Scott: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Just -- you're in the business of saving lives, right? That's all I'm trying to do here. So just answer me this. Could my valve help this kid?
David: It doesn't matter whether it could or couldn't. Regardless of your grandstanding press conference, your prototype still isn't ready for full-blown human trials yet.
Scott: Yes, it is. All it would take is some expedited paperwork, something a chief of staff, such as yourself, could make happen.
David: That's immaterial.
Scott: Why? Because you won't do it?
David: No, because I'm not the one you need to convince. Jake Martin is still performing the surgery, right? He's the first person you need to convince. Then you have to convince the parents. Somehow, I don't think they're going to allow their baby boy to be used as a guinea pig to further your experimental surgical device. You obviously don't know Zach Slater very well.
Kendall: You must think I'm awful. While you were rushing Ian to the hospital, I was once again with Ryan.
Zach: There's no way you could've known.
Kendall: You left me messages. I didn't check them soon enough. I'm his mother. I should've been there. If I'd have been there, I'd have known right away something was wrong.
Zach: Hey, don't do this to yourself. I was there, and he was fine until about an hour ago. You can't feel guilty living your life.
Kendall: Even if it's one without you?
Zach: You happy? The way things are?
Kendall: Yeah, I am.
Zach: That's all that matters.
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