All My Children Transcript Thursday 5/7/09
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Jake: I love you. I -- I just -- I'm so tired of pretending that I don't feel that. I just -- I can't -- can't take it anymore. I love you. I love you. I just love you. I love you. I love you.
Opal: Oooh, hallelujah and it is about time. I have had my fingers crossed for weeks watching the sparks fly between you two.
Jake: All right, all right.
Opal: I always knew you were a perfect match.
Jake: Opal, thank you for your vote of confidence.
Opal: Oh, love is in the air, and I just could not be more tickled.
Tad: Stuart says he saw Adam at the gate in front of the mansion.
Ryan: Before Dixie died?
Ryan: He's sure.
Tad: Yes, yes, yes. He says he was touching the ribbon that was left there.
Ryan: After he tied it there?
Tad: No, no, no, no. He's -- Stuart said it's not the case. He just thinks his -- that his brother was examining something the Satin Slayer left behind. The thing is he never once mentioned that he found it, that he was the one that found it, to the police. Why?
Ryan: It was a crazy time.
Tad: No. That's not good enough. No, Adam's keeping secrets.
Erica: Adam told me. Actually, I'll be honest. I kind of tricked him into it, but I know your secret, and Adam has been blackmailing you about it. I think that is just so horrible that he's been doing that. I'm so sorry. Is there anything I can do to help?
Krystal: Nice try, Erica, but I know that Adam would never tell you a damn thing about this.
Erica: You're angry. I understand. This has to be very difficult for you.
Krystal: For me? This must be driving you nuts, knowing there's a secret and nobody will tell you what it is.
Erica: Oh, Krystal. I can't believe by now you haven't learned that secrets are far more torture on the person who has to keep them. Well, you'll learn all about that very soon.
David: All right. We're all set. The surgery shouldn't take long. I'll be sure to keep you posted.
Zach: We'll be waiting.
David: Well, if this heart valve is the miracle the Chandlers say it is, Ian should be up and running in a matter of days.
Kendall: When are they taking him in?
David: Not until his parents have seen him and told him that everything's going to be just fine.
J.R.: You promised him Little Adam, didn't you? You gave Hayward my son.
Adam: Don't -- don't be ridiculous. However, it did work in our favor to have Hayward handling the surgery, but -- so I offered him some visitation rights.
J.R.: Have you lost your mind?
Adam: No, it was nothing. One visit a month, that's it.
J.R.: Son of a -- you have no right to pimp my son.
Ryan: Adam is always hiding things. Doesn't mean the man's a murderer.
Tad: I'm not saying he is. Between Alex's claim that he didn't poison Dixie, the fact that Stuart saw his brother with that ribbon, there is one hell of a question mark.
Ryan: What happened to you not wanting to dig this whole thing up again?
Tad: I don't think I have a choice. Oh, come on. I've been a detective for years. It's who and what I am. But if there's one case I've got to close for the sake of my sanity, this is it. I mean, the man intentionally withheld evidence that had to do with the murder of his son's mother, a woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Now, why the hell would he do that unless he was intentionally trying to screw with J.R., unless it was some kind of bizarre power play.
Ryan: He's cold, man. Even for Adam, that is cold.
Tad: It's nothing. You should see what he's doing to Krystal. Poor thing. He's got her jumping through hoops, blackmailing her into turning on David in the middle of a custody hearing. Don't get me wrong. I mean, I'm -- I'm not upset about the outcome, but you shouldn't be able to do that to somebody like her.
Tad: He's never given a damn about the pain he causes.
Ryan: Excuse me for a second. Hello? Ok, thank you. Ian's going in for surgery.
Tad: Go, go.
Adam: I did what was necessary.
J.R.: By trading off my son? You have no custody of him. In fact, you have no legal rights.
Adam: I was trying to protect him.
J.R.: By handing him off to Hayward?
Adam: Little Adam's future, and the future of this entire family, depends on Chandler Enterprises. If it goes down, we go with it.
J.R.: I would rather sleep on the street than let David Hayward spend one minute with my son.
Adam: Don't be so melodramatic. Good grief, I despise Hayward as much as you do, but we need him. We need him to implant the Chandler valve in baby Slater. Then big success, Chandler rises again.
J.R.: You would send any one of us down river to keep your company from going bust. What happens next time we need Hayward? You going to ship Little Adam off to Wildwind in a gift-wrapped box? No, you listen to me. My son is not a bargaining chip.
Adam: Scott, you see the logic in this. It's the only way we're going to get Hayward to do the surgery.
Scott: I'm sorry. I'm with J.R. on this one.
Kendall: I can't. I can't say goodbye to our son.
Zach: You're not saying goodbye to him. He's going to be fine, but he needs our help. We've got to be in there, his mom and dad, you know? Help him feel happy and strong.
Kendall: Zach, I don't know if I can.
Zach: We can.
[Zach takes Kendall's hand]
Kendall: Ok. I'm ready. Hey, look who's here.
Ryan: Hey. Did they start the surgery?
Erica: No, not yet.
Ryan: Where's Kendall?
Erica: In Ian's room with Zach. They're almost ready to take the baby down to the operating room.
Ryan: Why aren't you in there with her?
Erica: Well, Zach and Kendall should have some time alone with their son. I want to support Kendall. I -- I want to be there for her, today of all days, but I -- I just don't know how. I mean, half the time she's pulling me close and the other half of the time she's pushing me away, so I just thought I should probably just stay here.
Ryan: I think Kendall needs you.
Erica: Her baby is having heart surgery again. What could I possibly say that could make it easier for her?
Ryan: I don't think you have to say anything. I think just let her know that you're here. What do you say you -- you and me we go in there, say hi?
Erica: There's somebody I have to talk to first.
Opal: I am just as happy as a monkey in a banana tree, for both of you. Aww. Now, you have fun.
Jake: Yes, yes, yes, yes.
Opal: All right, I've got to get out of here. See you later, honey bunch.
Amanda: Bye, Opal.
Amanda: Did I hear something about a monkey?
Jake: Oh, she's just going on about some family members.
Amanda: Well, since I'm turning into a whale, I know she wasn't talking about me.
Jake: No, she's just, you know, happy that we're --
Amanda: I figured you -- you got caught up in the moment and -- and let the "L" word fly. It's ok. It's ok. Don't worry about it.
Jake: No, no, no, no. You know what? Let's make something perfectly clear here. I -- I never say anything that I don't mean, at least I try, and I -- I don't have a doubt in my mind that I love you. In fact, I was trying to think of a -- a million different ways that I could say it to you like "je t'aime" or "te amo."
Amanda: Te quiero.
Jake: Perfecto. You see what I'm talking about. In Sudan, Southern Sudan, they have over 400 regional dialects, 400 of them, and I was going to try and say -- well, you know, I eventually will say "I love you" in every single one of those. But I thought, you know, first time out of the gate, I should probably just use our native tongue, not to sound rude.
Amanda: Excellent choice.
Jake: I'm just really glad that you decided to come home.
Amanda: Well, I got all the way to the airport, but I couldn't get on the plane. I'm still so scared that even if I go through with the adoption plan, David will still find a way to get to my baby, but -- but I'm not going to live my life in fear -- or without you.
Jake: I don't want to talk about the plan for at least a whole day. How's that? I just -- I want to talk about us and -- and our romance. Our romance appassianado.
Jake: Oh, I was afraid you weren't going to ask.
[Amanda squeals as Jake kisses her and pushes her down on the couch]
Tad: Wait a minute. Marissa? You wouldn't happen to be Krystal's Marissa, would you?
Marissa: Yeah, that's me.
Tad: Oh, what do you know? I -- I'm sorry. Hi, I'm Tad, Tad Martin. I'm Krystal's ex.
Marissa: Oh, wow. It's nice to meet you.
Tad: Yeah, yeah. So, how's Pine Valley treating you?
Marissa: Well, I'm employed, so that's, like, huge.
Tad: Which is a good thing, I think.
Marissa: Yeah and, you know, in a few weeks this will be packed with cute guys in bathing suits.
Tad: That'll work, I guess. So I hear you're -- are you a law student over there at Pine Valley University?
Marissa: I just transferred.
Tad: Really? Cool. What do you get when you cross a mob boss with a lawyer?
Tad: Somebody makes you an offer you can't understand. It's like the worst Brando you've ever seen, right?
Marissa: No, that was -- that was all right.
Tad: I was trying Brando, and it came across like I have gas. I'm sorry.
Krystal: Is there any part of my life you won't butt into?
Marissa: I was just being friendly.
Krystal: I -- I'm sorry. I just -- I just came from the hospital. David is operating on a little boy.
Marissa: I should check on my other tables.
Tad: You just bit that poor girl's head off. And she's supposed to be a friend of yours?
Adam: You've been pushing for this surgery just as hard as I have.
Scott: Yeah, that's true, but you shouldn't have offered up J.R.'s son to get it done.
Adam: Um, I don't think you boys understand the gravity of this situation. I -- we can't afford to leave anything to chance.
J.R.: Except my son.
Adam: Hayward isn't going to hurt your son. I hate to admit it, but Little Adam seems to enjoy spending time with him.
J.R.: Oh, I see. You did this all out of compassion, because you're always so generous to share your kids.
Scott: Ok, wait. Maybe after the surgery we can all sit down with David --
J.R.: No, no, no. I -- I think my father's on to something. The next time you want to impress one of your clients, give them Colby for the night.
Scott: All right, I am going to the hospital because I want to be there when David announces that the operation was a huge success.
Adam: I did what I had to do.
J.R.: Yeah. Keep telling yourself that.
Erica: Hi, Mom. I didn't know where else to turn. I didn't know who else to turn to. Kendall is in so much pain, and I have no idea how to help her. I know. Probably serves me right. God knows I gave you so much trouble, but no matter how difficult I was, you always hung in there, you always stuck with me, you always gave it to me straight, and you gave me the best advice, and I -- I ignored it most of the time, of course, but you never gave up. And I want to do that for Kendall, but every move I make is wrong. If I get involved, she says I'm meddling. If I step back, she comes running. And Ian is very sick right now. He's about to have a very serious operation, so I know that I -- I can't put any distance between us right now. Oh, how I wish you were here. You on one side and Myrtle on the other, so you could tell me how to comfort Kendall, how to help her through this. To be really honest with you, I could really use some help myself right now. It's very hard having to keep it together when I look at that beautiful little boy's face. I really -- I really want to take her back to our tradition. I really want to take Kendall, and I want to stand her in front of the mirror and remind her of what she's made of and all the strength that you passed on to all of us. It's just -- I don't feel very strong right now myself. Mom, if you could just give me some guidance.
Opal: Just look inside yourself.
Jake: What do we have here? An excellent year. It's a bouquet. It is a symphony, really. A bouquet of figs and lavender and bubble gum, I believe.
Amanda: You're such a nerd.
Jake: Ah, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Don't answer that. Don't answer that.
Amanda: Wow, wow.
Jake: What a finish. It's explosive. It's -- it's like the Fourth of July in your mouth.
Amanda: I don't know. It comes off a bit cow-y.
Jake: Mm-hmm, yes. Cow-y. I did detect a hint of bovine, which is going to put us both in a very bad moo -- a very bad moo.
Amanda: How far -- how far are you going to take this, goof ball?
Jake: Well, I'd rather be a goof ball than a nerd. You agree?
Jake: All right. So we need to celebrate.
Jake: In fact, perhaps I can have a dance.
Krystal: I'm sorry. I saw you and Marissa joking around, and I -- it made me miss -- it made me miss you. I miss how we used to laugh like that.
Tad: Krystal, I have no I -- I have absolutely no idea how to respond.
Krystal: I -- you don't have to, ok? I -- I know I ruined our marriage. It's my fault that I lost you, and I have nobody to blame but myself.
Tad: Sit down for a second. Go on. What the hell is wrong with you? You are all over the map, you know that? One minute you're screaming at me telling me to stay the hell out of your life. The next minute you miss me? One minute you and David are finished. The next thing I know you're moving right back into the house with him. Has he got you on something? Is he giving you another --
Krystal: No, no. David has done nothing wrong. This is about what I did.
Tad: This is the secret. Whatever Adam is using to blackmail you. Look, I -- I know you don't want me to pry, but I don't think I have the choice, because right now I am officially worried. I mean, there's got to be something I can do.
Krystal: There's not.
Tad: Come on, honey. You know that you can trust me. You know you can.
Krystal: I wish I could.
Tad: You could trust me with your life. Well, if you don't do it for me then you do it for Jenny, because you're of no use to her this way.
Krystal: I know, I know. I know I'm a terrible mother. I'm terrible.
Tad: No, no, wait a minute. I'm not judging you. I just -- I want to take the weight off your shoulders before it crushes you, because whether or not you want to admit it, you are a nervous wreck, and I don't care who it's with, but I want to see you free to live your life again.
Krystal: Maybe I don't deserve to.
Tad: Oh, come on. That's ridiculous. I don't care what Adam has got in that little manila envelope, ok? I don't care what you did. There has got to be some way to make it right. Please, I'm begging you. Let me help you find it. Please?
Krystal: I came here to tell Marissa to leave.
Tad: Ok. Why?
Krystal: Because I'm afraid.
Tad: Are you telling me somebody wants to hurt Marissa?
Krystal: No, but -- no. Forget it.
Tad: Are you in danger? No, you're not going to shut down on me now. Talk to me about Marissa. What is it? What is it? Ok, so she's new in town. She's a law student. So what? What else? She's known you for a long time. What else is there? There's -- there's got to be something. Krystal, why do you care so much about this girl?
Krystal: Because she's my daughter.
[Hospital intercom chatter]
Ryan's voice: She's trying so hard to be strong right now. I hate that she's back here in this place again. She's gone through so much. After this is over, I'm just going to take her. I'm going to take her in my arms and get her as far away from here as possible, someplace where kids never gets sick, where she can just smile and laugh, and let go.
Kendall's voice: Let go of the fear, Kendall. Be strong for Ian... strong for Ian... strong for Ian. Think about everything you have to look forward to, how wonderful life is going to be with our family.
Zach's voice: A family. I never thought I'd have one. When Kendall told me she was pregnant with Ian, best day of my life. Scared at first, wasn't sure I could do it. I already lost a son. Please, don't let me lose another. Don't take away my boy.
Adam: Dr. Chappell, if you're here for a piece of the action, forget it. You've already been paid.
Dr. Chappell: No, that's not why I'm here. I just saw Scott's press conference. I came to warn you. Do not use that valve in surgery.
J.R.: Why the hell not?
Dr. Chappell: When I saw that you were so close to -- to testing on an actual patient, I -- I had to go back over my schematics. I discovered an error in my calculations, very small, off by -- by just a fraction.
J.R.: Then why would that matter?
Dr. Chappell: Look, the lab is operating on a flawed premise. This one miscalculation throws off everything.
Adam: Please, this is a classic example of seller's remorse. You don't like the idea of us corporate sharks making millions off your invention, so you're determined to sabotage the whole thing.
Dr. Chappell: No. The prototype is not safe. It needs more testing.
Adam: No, nonsense. We've got experts working on it round the clock. They've assured us it's perfectly safe.
Dr. Chappell: That valve is my life's work, and I'm telling you it's not.
Adam: No, you're either a bitter, vindictive snake who's out for revenge or somebody who doesn't have the confidence to think that his invention could actually succeed when he was canned. And you can calculate until you turn blue in the face. The device is flawless. We're going full speed ahead, buddy.
J.R.: What exactly are the risks?
Adam: J.R. --
J.R.: Shh, shut up. What are the risks?
Dr. Chappell: There's a 60% chance the operation will fail.
J.R.: Did you see the doctor's face? It was as white as a ghost. That is real fear, Dad. Now I'm calling the hospital.
Adam: No, surgery -- surgery's going ahead. We're not going to stop it. Whatever happens, Chappell was never here.
J.R.: Are you insane?
Adam: No, not at all. But if anyone finds out that we knew -- had a hint that that device was flawed, they'll sue us for everything we own.
J.R.: Yeah, well, Zach and Kendall could lose everything.
Adam: Do you really think I would push this hard if I thought that child was in danger?
J.R.: You bargained your own grandson to save your own company. Why would you even care about Ian's life? You did what you had to do. I'm going to do the same. Scott, are you at the hospital?
Scott: Just got here. The traffic was brutal.
J.R.: Has the surgery started?
Scott: I assume so.
J.R.: You have to get in there and tell Hayward to stop.
Scott: What? Why?
J.R.: Chappell was here. There's a chance that the valve will fail.
Scott: What did he say?
J.R.: There's no time to get into that right now. I need you to hurry.
Adam: You're a fool. If you'd just kept quiet, I'd have given you everything. The company would be yours.
J.R.: I don't care about your company or your stupid competition. While you're lying in bed awake at night wondering how you can be an evil bastard, I'm going to be sleeping like a baby knowing I did the right thing.
Scott: Ian Slater.
Scott: Has he gone into surgery yet?
Nurse: Yes, they should be almost done.
Erica: Any news?
Kendall: Well, here's the news. My baby boy is alone in a cold operating room with his chest cut open. He has no idea what's happening and no idea why he keeps going through this nightmare over and over again.
Zach: Take it easy.
Kendall: Zach, what if we made -- what if we made a mistake?
Zach: What do you want to do? You second-guess what we did? It makes no difference. Our son's going to be fine.
Erica: Kendall, I'm here for you for as much or as little as you need. I am not here to take over or to make any decisions. I just want you to know that if there's anything I can do to make this easier for you, please, all you have to do is ask.
Erica: Yes, honey?
Kendall: Will you sit with me for a minute?
Erica: Of course, I will. Just as long as you want me to.
Kendall: I -- I can't deal with this. I can't, I can't.
[Kendall runs out of the room]
Scott: Have you heard anything?
Scott: Mind if I sit?
Zach: Big day, huh? A chance to use that valve.
Jake: Let's just pretend that we are in a tropical island and the breeze is blowing and our toes are buried in the sand.
Amanda: So everyone can see my huge, swollen ankles?
Jake: Well, then make it quicksand, and we're on a deserted island. And there's nobody there, so they can't see your cankles. Come here.
Amanda: Oh, I'm sorry. Jake, I can't do this. You're -- you're being all sweet and adorably romantic, and I just -- I feel like a huge blob.
Jake: But I love blobs. I love everything blobs -- food, movies. And if you're a blob, you are gorgeous. You're a gorgeous, radiant blob.
Amanda: Oh, my God.
Jake: Look, we don't need champagne, we don't need -- you know, to run around to be romantic. I'm fine with that.
Amanda: Then what do we need?
Jake: We just need what human beings have needed since the year dot. Male species, one of the female species, and nobody home.
Jake: Oh, yeah, really. Really, really, definitely.
Krystal: She thinks the parents that raised her are her biological parents. And that's the way it's got to stay.
Tad: Wait, wait. The people -- the couple that raised her, they just died in a car accident, right?
Tad: Ok, well, then, honey, even if you don't want her to know, then she could really use you in her life right now. And take it from me, I'd know. I'm adopted. It was the best damn thing that ever happened to me. And now that Opal's back in my life, there's not a moment of shame in it.
Krystal: No, no, no, listen. Marissa is in a good place now, ok? She has big plans, and she's living a happy life. There is no way that I am going to turn that upside down for her.
Tad: You can't, can you? This is it. This is what Adam's using to blackmail you.
Krystal: I don't know how that snake found out, but he did.
Tad: Well, what did he find out? I mean, what exactly -- what kind of information has he got?
Tad: Krystal, does he know who the father is? Oh, Lord. That's it. That's what he's holding over your head? Baby, if you're in trouble and people are about to get hurt, then you got to --
Krystal: It's David. David is Marissa's father.
Tad: That's impossible. I mean, how?
Krystal: I did some terrible things. A long time ago. But, Tad, I was -- I was young, and I was so desperate.
Tad: I know. It's ok, it's ok. It's ok.
Krystal: It's never going to be ok. I had... I had twins. I had two beautiful girls. And I -- I had to choose.
Tad: And you wanted them both to have a good life.
Tad: And you know what? You put Marissa up for adoption. That is perfectly --
Krystal: No. No, don't. Not adoption. I sold her. I -- I sold my own daughter. God --
Kendall: I don't know what to say.
Ryan: Just say what's in your heart.
Kendall: I'll make this quick, because I know you have a lot of other stuff going on. My son, he's a very special little boy. We all love him so much, and we would be so grateful if you could help him get through this operation. It's wonderful that you welcome children into heaven, but for now, could you just bring my child back to me, to us? Please let Ian's surgery go well so he can have a long and healthy life.
Zach: How is he?
David: The operation was a success.
Zach: Ian's going to be ok?
David: Your boy is just fine.
Zach: The sweetest word I ever heard. Thank you, David.
David: Where's Kendall? I'd like to give her the good news.
Zach: I'm sure she can't be far.
David: It's a damn good thing you went with me.
Jake: I just want you to know that I'm going to take very good care of you, you and the -- and the baby.
Amanda: How about you shut up and kiss me?
Jake: Is everything ok?
Amanda: Yeah, uh --
Amanda: Uh. How do we -- how do we do this?
Jake: Uh, well, usually when a man is attracted to a woman, he gets excited and --
Amanda: No. Come on, in my condition, how do we --
Jake: How do we arrange ourselves?
Amanda: Oh, don't say that.
Jake: No, just -- I'll show you. All right?
Jake: Well, how about this option number one?
[Jake goes under the covers]
Amanda: Ooh, I'm liking option one. Oh, really liking option one.
Krystal: Having Marissa here with me now, it's like having part of Babe back. I know they're so different, but they were together from the start, before they ever came into this world. And I want so much to keep her here with me, but I can't.
Tad: Maybe there's some kind of way.
Krystal: No, no. Marissa can never know what I did, Tad. She'll never forgive me. Neither will David. I'll never forgive myself.
Marissa: Do you want anything else?
Tad: No. There's nothing.
David: There you are. I've been looking all over for you.
Kendall: Is Ian ok?
David: The surgery was a success. Ian is doing fine.
Kendall: It's a miracle.
Scott: The valve worked. Ian's surgery went great.
J.R.: Are you sure?
Scott: I heard it straight from Hayward.
Adam: Well, all that worry over nothing. From now on, we forget everything Chappell said. Never mention it again. Are you on board?
J.R.: Of course, he's on board. Because he knows if the ship goes down, he's going with it.
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