All My Children Transcript Thursday 5/28/09
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J.R.: I just don't know how I'm going to do it -- get up there in front of everyone without breaking down. Maybe you could help me.
Scott: No. No, I'm not speaking. I can't do it.
J.R.: What? You've got to at least try, Scott. Otherwise you're going to end up regretting it.
Scott: You know, don't tell me what I should do. He should still be alive, and it's your father who was supposed to be in this box.
Amanda: When did this become my life? Faking my son's death, handing him over to strangers? God, what I would give to be Liza Colby.
Jake: Wait. Why on earth would you be jealous of Liza Colby?
Amanda: Because she did everything right with her baby. She knew what she wanted, she went out, and she got it. No complications, no wondering who the father is, no custody battles. I really envy her.
Jake: No. You see, the last person on earth you should envy is Liza Colby. When it comes to Liza, the only thing you should be doing is watching your back.
Natalia: Ok, you both are supposed to sit tight until Chief Hubbard gets back.
Erica: What the hell did you tell Jesse?
Ryan: Why? What happened?
Erica: Kendall could be in a great deal of trouble because of you.
Liza: All right, listen. I came to town. I slept with Zach. Sue me. I liked him. That's why I told you that I saw Kendall with a gun. I just -- I wanted to get rid of her.
Kendall: You're a bitch.
Jesse: And you are under arrest.
Jesse: You have the right to remain silent.
Kendall: You can't arrest me! Why are you arresting me?
Jesse: Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in the court of law.
Liza: You can't arrest her. I withdrew my statement.
Jesse: You have the right to an attorney.
Liza: She wasn't at the house with a gun.
Jesse: If you can't afford one, one will be appointed for you by the court.
Adam: What's going on here?
Jesse: Kendall is under arrest for the murder of your brother.
Amanda: I thought you and Liza were old friends. Why should I have to watch my back?
Jake: You just should, is all.
Liza: That's really a shame, because if my baby doesn't arrive on the due date, then David is going to find out that his baby's alive and that you two faked the stillbirth to deprive him of his child.
Jake: Oh, you're going to blackmail me.
Amanda: Hey, Jake, what is it?
Jake: Look, when it comes to Liza Colby, you need to know that Liza Colby's first priority is always going to be Liza Colby. She's not going to be your best friend anytime soon, you know? And plus, you've got one of those already. I'm right here. Hi. What? What is it? You don't believe me?
Amanda: No, I do. I just -- I flashed on Stuart and what a great friend he always was, especially when I was a kid. He was like that magical grownup that you couldn't wait to go see.
Amanda: And now he's gone. Way too soon, just like my dad.
Jake: I know. I know, it's -- it's not fair. It sucks, but you know what? That doesn't mean that everybody who loves you is going to leave. I ain't going anywhere. I'm right here.
Tad: Here he is. Hey. Hey, ladies and gentlemen. It's great to be back here at the castle. Yep, time for some mindless entertainment. This is something we think you're really going to like. I don't want any entertainment. I've got you under my spell. I want you to go out and perform evil deeds for me. Knock-knock. What? Knock-knock. Who is it? Boo. Boo, who? No need to cry, just a knock-knock joke. Oh, you're killing me. Who do I got to pay to get out of here?
Tad: Knock, knock. Who is it? Candace. Candace, who? Can this get any funnier? I'll kill you, I'll kill you, I kill you! Agh!
Tad: Hey, Ma.
Opal: Hey, honey. I'm just about to head out, but the sitter is going to be here any minute to help you with the kids, ok?
Tad: No. No, actually, I think I'm going to go to the service myself.
Opal: Oh, no, honey, now you are supposed to be resting. Even playing with these kids is more than you should be doing.
Tad: Kathy, here you go.
Opal: You shouldn't be --
Tad: No, Ma -- Ma, I'm going the service, and that's it. Stuart needs me there.
Kendall: Didn't you hear her? She lied to you about what she saw that night. Liza lied. I mean, should that surprise anyone?
Adam: What did you do, Liza? Did you -- what did you tell Jesse?
Liza: Well, it doesn't matter anymore.
Colby: It does if you were lying about Kendall to cover up that you murdered Uncle Stuart.
Liza: Colby, I didn't murder anyone.
Colby: Then what were you doing there that night?
J.R.: Colby, come on.
Kendall: Please, please, Jesse. Why are you doing this to me? Zach has already confessed.
Jesse: Because all the evidence points to you, Kendall.
Adam: Jesse, could you just leave? This day is difficult enough without all this going on.
J.R.: Yeah, that's right. Come on, Dad. Let's get inside.
Colby: No, you stay away. You are not a part of this family anymore.
J.R.: Colby, think about what Uncle Stuart would have wanted. Marian's going to need all the support she can get, and that includes Liza.
Kendall: Look, I admit that I wanted to kill Adam. I was there, but I couldn't do it. I couldn't go through with it. You talked to Ryan. I mean, he must be able to back up my story.
Jesse: Yeah, I talked to Ryan. That's one of the reasons I'm here. Your stories don't match up.
Ryan: Jesse already had a witness.
Erica: A witness who saw her? Who?
Ryan: He wouldn't tell me, so I admitted that I saw Kendall at the grounds that night.
Erica: Before or after the shooting?
Ryan: Before. We heard the shot together.
Erica: Well, Kendall told Jesse that it wasn't until after the shooting that you two got together, so which is it? Which is the version that's the truth, Ryan?
Ryan: Kendall's is the truth.
Erica: Then why did you lie for her?
Ryan: Because, Erica, I was trying to protect her. I didn't think that Jesse would hold me until he talked to her. You know, he's never done anything like that. I thought I could see Kendall, and we could get our stories straight. Why is he doing this? Why won't he let this go? You know, because Zach confessed. He said he was in it alone. Why won't he just back off already?
Erica: Because he's a smart cop, and he knows that something isn't right. Did you lie for Kendall because you think she did it?
Ryan: I lied because I wanted to avoid exactly what she's going through right now. What about you? Do you think she killed Stuart?
Adam: No. No, Marian, it's me, Adam. I know you must blame me for this. I wish I could -- I just -- I know "I'm sorry" is meaningless.
Marian: Adam, Stuart loved you, no matter what, and he forgave you, no matter what. So I know he would want me to do the same. I don't blame you. I know how much you loved your brother, and I know you're going to miss him as much as I do.
Adam: I haven't just lost my brother. I've lost the better part of me. I took him for granted. I didn't spend as much time with him as I should have. I didn't -- I didn't love him, or tell him I loved as much as I should have.
Marian: Of course, you loved him, Adam. Stuart knew that.
Adam: Yeah. Now I can't show him. Maybe -- maybe with Scott. Maybe I could somehow make it up to Stuart by taking care of his son -- be a father to Scott.
Marian: Stuart would like that, Adam. He would like it.
Marissa: I heard about your dad. I just wanted to come pay my respects. I know it's kind of weird of me coming to a funeral of someone I never knew, but something told me that you might need a friend. If I'm out of line, just say so. I can just leave.
Scott: No, no, please don't. I'd like you to stay.
Erica: I have no idea what happened, but you know me better than to ever think that I would condemn Kendall. But I do know how much she loves her boys, and when she thought Ian had died all because of Adam's greed -- I mean, I have no idea where her mind went. I do know that she and Zach were both crazy with grief.
Ryan: And either one of them capable of just about anything.
Erica: Well, wouldn't you have been?
Erica: If it were either Spike or Emma?
Ryan: Yes. Absolutely. That's why I said what I said.
Erica: Well, you still haven't answered my question. Do you think that Kendall did it?
Ryan: No. I don't, and I'm not going to let her go down for any of it. So if you have any doubts at all --
Erica: No. You know that I will stand by my daughter no matter what, and if anyone deserves to pay for this, it's the person who deserves to be behind bars. Someone like Liza Colby.
Scott: You never think about it. You know, growing up, you never think about burying your mom or your dad. Granted, when we lost my mom, it was -- it was awful, but at least we knew that she was going, you know? We had a chance to say goodbye, but with this -- he's not supposed to be in there. He's not supposed to be in that box. It just wasn't meant to be him. It's wrong. I told them I'd speak in there today, and I can't. I can't do it.
Marissa: I felt the same way at Mom and Dad's service, but once it started, I realized I had to go up there. Not for them, not for the people in the church, but for me. I hadn't even planned on anything to say. I just started talking about the three of us, about the good memories, the little moments that we shared together, and how lucky I was to have two such wonderful people as my parents. It helped. Saying it out loud like that -- it helped me to say goodbye. But that was me. I'm sorry. I was just trying to help. I --
Marian: Oh, Liza, thank God you're here. Oh, darling, I still can't believe that you're going to have a baby.
Liza: I know. I've started thinking about some names, and if it's a little boy, I'm going to name him Stuart.
Ryan: Liza is back?
Erica: Yes, and she just happened to reappear the night that Stuart was murdered. She was there. She was in the mansion. Her own daughter thinks that she pulled the trigger.
Ryan: Well, does Jesse know all that?
Erica: Yeah, he does. He knows it, but whether or not he has any evidence beyond the fact that she was there, that I don't know. But I'm going to fill him in on the battle royal that was Adam and Liza's marriage. Oh, God, no!
Erica: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Jesse, let her go right this minute.
Jesse: You do know that the two of you brought this on yourself? Lying to me during a murder investigation, and then you tell me two completely different stories that kind of scream "somebody's guilty." Not only that, it also pisses me off, Ryan.
Ryan: I was scared for her, Jesse. I tried to protect her. It doesn't mean that she did it.
Jesse: Funny thing about people who lie to you, then turn right back around and admit that they lied -- all of the sudden, you can't believe a thing they say. Sit down, shut up, wait your turn.
Erica: Jesse, she didn't do it.
Jesse: Erica, I don't need your A-list drama right now.
Erica: There are suspects out there. Real suspects -- look at them. Look at Liza Colby.
Kendall: Mom -- Mom, you're wasting your breath, ok? Liza's been working everyone, including Jesse and Zach.
Erica: Zach? What did she do to Zach?
Kendall: You don't want to know. She's the reason I'm in handcuffs.
Jesse: There's enough evidence and witnesses out there for me to do this, no matter how much I hate it.
Erica: Well, you're wrong, Jesse, and you're going to be proven wrong, and it's going to be a huge embarrassment for you if you do this.
Jesse: Erica, would you like to be arrested, too?
Erica: Yes, go ahead. Arrest me.
Jesse: Don't try me.
Kendall: Ok, Mom.
Kendall: Mom, please, go to the funeral. Be there for Stuart. Please go. I'm ok. I'd like to see Ryan, just for a minute.
Angie: Marian, Jesse sends his love. He wishes he could be here, but he is fighting so hard to find out what happened.
Marian: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much.
Adam: I may not be able to do this. Stuart's funeral -- my brother's dead because of me. Marian may be able to forgive me, but I'll never forgive myself.
J.R.: Hey, guy.
Little Adam: Hi, Grandpa. I love you.
Adam: I love you, too.
Pete: You can't miss Stuart's service. Why don't you just stick with me? We'll sit on the opposite side of the church and block Liza from your view.
Colby: Maybe I'm just looking for an excuse not to go in there and face it all. I don't know how to say goodbye to him.
Pete: I'm going to miss him, too. Stuart was the only guy who didn't treat me like a dork. He treated me like an equal. But then, Stuart had no equal. He was one of a kind.
Colby: Come on. Let's say goodbye together.
J.R.: There was no doubt that Christmas was Uncle Stuart's favorite holiday. Every year, you'd find him selling Christmas trees to raise money for the AIDS charity that he put in Cindy's name. One year, I went to visit him at the Christmas tree lot, and he wanted to show me this gift box that he had found that was sitting under one of the Christmas trees there, and he insisted that it was a magic box, and he was right. It was magic. He asked us all to wish for what we thought was inside. Not for ourselves, but for someone else. And I think that's the most magical Christmas I'll ever have, because what was really in that box was all the good that Uncle Stuart saw in every single one of us. My uncle had an amazing way to get people to believe in possibilities, to believe in themselves, because he believed in all of us. In fact, not one person who was lucky enough to be in the presence of my uncle would walk away without feeling better about themselves, about their lives, about just being alive. I know that you're really not gone, Uncle Stuart, because you'll always be there, standing over my shoulder, smiling that smile, and whispering in my ear, and reminding me that life isn't just some stupid box, but a box that's filled with hope and faith, and most of all, magic.
Ryan: I'm sorry, ok? I was trying to help you. You know that. I didn't know Jesse was going --
Kendall: It's ok. It's all right, Ryan. Ryan, it's not your fault, ok? Liza's the one who messed everything up. I'm not angry with you. How could I be? I love you. You don't have to hold him anymore, right? I mean, he's free to go soon?
Jesse: He's free to go for now.
Kendall: I have one favor to ask.
Ryan: I'm going to take care of both of them. Don't worry about the boys, ok? I'm worried about you.
Kendall: I'll -- I'll be fine, as long as my boys are.
Ryan: I love you, too.
Jesse: Ryan, go get processed the hell out of here, please.
Tad: J.R. is absolutely right. From this day on, I'll never be able to think about Stuart without smiling, especially around Christmas. As a matter of fact, your Christmas story brought up a little holiday anecdote of my own, and this is going to be, you know, way too early for you to remember. This was years ago. I was doing a TV show. What was it, Jack? "Nothing" -- "Nothing but"?
Jack: "The truth."
Tad: "Nothing but the Truth," "Nothing but the Truth." Thank you, sir. And Stuart showed up, and he was pretending to be Adam dressed as Santa Claus, and I'm telling you, he had the whole nine. He was beautiful. He had the white beard, the red hat --
Tad: Suit and everything. And he's giving away millions, you know, like his brother -- millions and millions of dollars like it's nothing. And the great thing was, every dime of it was Adam's money.
Tad: And I don't think even Adam cared, because Stuart was so good at it. He just -- he and Santa Claus, they were just a right on match, you know? You should have seen him up there giving away checks like a copy machine.
Tad: "What's that, Charlie?" "The kids on the street need a new clubhouse." "That's ok. You just remember the open bar."
Tad: Yeah, Stuart and Santa Claus, they were something else together. He was -- he was amazing. It's like you said. All you had to do is believe in him, and he made it so easy, because he believed in you. There was never a more fun, generous, kind, loving -- so meant to love other people -- on this earth. I mean, the only thing that he liked more than laughter -- of his own laughter -- was hearing people, other people laugh, and don't kid yourself. He hears us today, every one of us. You know, he can hear everything, wherever you're sitting. You know, he's eating this up with a spoon. He can definitely feel the love. And another thing that Stuart loved hearing, which is completely foreign to me, because I, like many of us here, think of Stuart as -- as simply as an artist, you know, as a painter. He loved music, you know? And he loved this one song so much. A simple song, but to me it was sort of more an anthem for Stuart, because it really -- it sums up his philosophy of life, and I think for Stuart's sake, we should all give it a shot. So to facilitate that, I brought along visual cues.
Tad: Yep. Next time you're found with your chin on the ground, there's a lot to be learned, so look around. Just what makes that little old ant think he'll move that rubber tree plant? Anyone knows an ant can't move the rubber tree plant. But he's got high hopes. He's got high hopes. He's got high apple pie in the sky hopes. Allegro, people! So any time you're feelin' low, 'stead of lettin' go just remember that ant. Oops, there goes another rubber tree. Oops, there goes another rubber tree. Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant. Once there was a silly old ram thought he'd punch a hole in a dam. No one could make that ram scram. He kept buttin' that dam, but he's got high hopes. He's got high hopes. He's got high apple pie in the sky hopes. All problems just a toy balloon they'll be bursted soon. They're just bound to go pop. Oops, there goes another rubber tree. Oops, there goes another rubber tree. Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant
Tad: Ladies and gentlemen --
J.R.: I'd like to thank all of you for coming and celebrating Stuart's life. There was a lot more smiles than there were tears. And I think that -- no, I know that would have made him happy. And now Reverend Miller will close the ceremony.
Scott: Uh, wait. I'd like to say something. I wasn't planning on saying anything, but after hearing all of you talk, the love that you felt for him and the love that I know he had for all of you, it brought back a very difficult time in my life. I was in New York City on 9/11 at NYU Film School. It was so sad and depressing. It was so surreal. I couldn't find a way to deal with what had happened. I had lost all faith in the world and in my life. And then Dad came to visit me.
[Scott recalls talking to Stuart as they walked in NYC]
Scott: I can't shake it, Dad. I get up every morning thinking what's the point? All those people went to work, like they do every day. Some of them, they kissed their kids goodbye, dropping them off at school. Others got in a fight with their husband or their wife, and they never got a chance to say "I'm sorry." They never got a chance to say "I really do love you." So -- and then it was all just over. So what's the point? What's the point of living if you're just going to die? If it all just disappears like that?
Stuart: I love you, Scott. I love you, and that's the point. We're born loving our mothers and our fathers. And we get a little older, we love our brothers and sisters and aunts and our uncles. And you keep growing, and you love somebody that you met along the way. And then our husbands and their wives, and then you love your children. And if you're really lucky, you'll love your children, too.
Scott: Yeah. Yeah. But you still die. It's still over.
Stuart: Your love doesn't die when you do. It doesn't jump in your coffin with you. No, love is in your soul. And your soul doesn't die. I still feel your mother's love. I do. All I ever do is think of Cindy, and I feel her love. Thanks, Cindy. Love is it. We don't live to die. We live to love. All right?
Scott: You were right, Dad. I can still feel your love. And I love you, too.
Ruth: How long are you going to be in town?
Liza: Well, actually, I'm going to stay. It's where I belong. Besides, my mother needs me now.
Marissa: The story you told about your dad was beautiful.
Scott: Thanks. He was a beautiful man. I wouldn't have gotten up there if it hadn't have been for you. Thank you.
Marissa: I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet him.
J.R.: We have to head over to the cemetery soon.
Marissa: I'll be working at the Yacht Club. Stop by later, if you like. I mean, for a drink or some dinner -- talk.
Marissa: The service was beautiful.
J.R.: Thank you.
Liza: Mother, I'll walk you to the limo.
[Marian cries as she leaves the church]
J.R.: We need to go to the cemetery.
Adam: No, please, just -- I just need a moment alone. Please. Nothing is going to be the same, Stuart. I remember when Lottie died and my whole world came crashing down around me. But you were there for me. I knew I could count on you any time to ameliorate the pain. But this -- it hurts so much. I have never felt this alone in my life. I remember you used to say, "Adam, Adam, when you're good, you're very, very good, but when you're bad, you're..." When I was bad, you always let me know it. I always wanted to be there for you, Stuart. And I was, until I failed. And I failed -- failed over and over many times. Well, no matter. No matter. I -- I've always loved you, Stuart. And God knows, I'm going to miss you.
[Adam cries over Stuart's coffin]
Angie: Hey. I didn't expect to see you here.
Ryan: Your husband arrested Kendall. Somebody's got to be here for Ian.
Angie: Ryan, I'm sorry.
Ryan: She didn't do it. Angie, she didn't kill Stuart.
Angie: Listen, Jesse doesn't have anything against Kendall. But if he arrested her, he has a reason.
Ryan: Well, then he's wrong. He's wrong. She belongs here with her son. Not in some cell. And I'm going to prove that. I'm going to get her out.
[Metal door slams after Kendall enters her jail cell]
Annie: First day's the hardest. It's ok. I'll help you through it.
Tad: Oy is right. Look at you, you sad sacks. Stuart wouldn't want this. Come on, you were there. You heard. He'd want laughter, you know? Wine, women, song, more women. With great big earrings.
Jake: All right, all right, all right.
Tad: You know what I recommend? Popcorn and a Marx Brothers marathon.
Opal: I think maybe just a cup of tea.
Tad: Silence. Women should be seen and not heard. Did you know behind every successful man is a woman? Behind her is his wife.
Jake: Ok, you're crazy now. People are thinking you're --
Tad: No, it's all right. My brother's a chicken. He thinks he's a chicken. We never tried to talk him our of it, because we needed the eggs.
Jake: Ok, so we're going to watch the movie as a family, ok?
Tad: I'll get the popcorn.
Pete: Oh, we'll get the DVDs.
Jake: Keep an eye on him. You all right? You've been very quiet since the church.
Amanda: I think we need to go.
Jake: Well, actually, if you haven't seen a Groucho movie, they're very funny.
Amanda: No. I think we need to go. I think -- I think I'm having the baby.
Erica: Going for your gun? Planning on finishing the job?
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