AMC Transcript Thursday 6/25/09

All My Children Transcript Thursday 6/25/09


Episode #10153

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

Randi: Who sent Frankie flowers?

Nurse: Not Frankie, you.

Frankie: Hey. I've been looking for you.

Taylor: Hey.

Brot: Hey. Are you here to see Frankie?

Taylor: Yeah. Actually, I am, but I'm so glad that I ran into you, because you didn't come home last night.

Brot: Yeah. Sorry, but I've been pulling a lot of extra shifts, you know? That trip to Germany really set me back.

Taylor: Oh, of course, I understand. So it's not because you're just avoiding me?

Brot: No. No, listen. I want to apologize for the fight and --

Taylor: Oh, me, too.

Brot: For pushing you away.

Taylor: I hate it.

Brot: I don't want it to happen again.

Taylor: Yeah. I don't want to fight with you, and I've been thinking so much about what you said. Wow! Oh, my gosh! Is that because of the fight?

Brot: No. It's because I love you, and I need to know if you love me, too.

Colby: I've got to go. They're coming to hook up the Internet at my new place.

J.R.: Miss independent. Looks good on you.

Colby: That smile looks good on you.

J.R.: Yeah, well, maybe moving out of dad's house is the key.

Scott: I need you look over these. I need you to come by the office later and sign some papers for the family trust.

J.R.: Hello, Scott. Nice to see you, too.

Scott: I'm sorry -- I -- Adam's totally focused on Annie Lavery, so he called me to --

J.R.: I'm sure he did.

Colby: Bye, little guy. I'll swing by later.

Marissa: Have a seat.

Little Adam: I want to play the juice box.

Marissa: The juke box? Ok. I'll take him, and you boys take care of business.

Scott: Well, she seems happy. So do you.

J.R.: I am.

Krystal: Tad, why are you watching a TV that's turned off?

Tad: I'm not watching the TV. I'm watching what's in front of the TV. It's Amanda's baby's ashes, arrived from Barbados this morning.

[Baby coos]

[Brahms Lullaby plays]

[Baby cries]

Amanda: Jake, I was thinking about the baby.

David: So was I.

Jake: So what's the big emergency?

Liza: You showed Amanda? You showed Amanda the baby? Yeah, Tad told me.

Jake: She went into labor early. She wanted to hold her child. Sue me.

Liza: Jake, it's ruined. The moment that she sees that child, she's going know it's her son, and then she's going to want it back, and how long will it be until David finds out that his child is alive? He's going to hunt him down, and he's going to take him back. Are you ready for that? Because that is exactly what is going to happen.

Randi: Why are you looking for me?

Frankie: Well, check me out.

Randi: It worked.

Frankie: Yeah. Thanks for sticking with me. I am such a lucky man.

Marissa: Maybe number four?

J.R.: Marissa's cool. She makes me laugh. She makes Little Adam laugh, and he needs that.

Scott: So, Adam really has Annie Lavery living at the mansion. That is --

J.R.: Insane -- yeah. I know, and even if it wasn't the judge's requirements, we had to leave. You know, I can't risk my kid finding his stuffed cow boiling on the stove.

Scott: And the Yacht Club's not a bad place to crash.

J.R.: Yeah. You know, I didn't think it was going to work for Little Adam, but having his Aunt Marissa so close just makes it work, and she's so great with him.

Scott: I can tell.

J.R.: Yeah. You know, I'm not looking to replace Babe, if that's what you're thinking. They're twins, but they're so different, you know? Marissa has this different energy. She's confident and optimistic. Don't get me wrong. Babe had a gorgeous smile, but when Marissa smiles, it's like everybody else has to smile, too. I don't know. It's incredible. Wait a second. You're into Marissa.

Jake: I think you're making way too big of a deal out of this whole thing. She held her baby for a few minutes. Big deal. She'll forget all about him.

Liza: Right, like you forgot about Colby? I saw your face when you pulled out the sonogram -- when you were faking my medical records. It brought you right back to the time that you thought she was your child, and how we were staring into her eyes for hours, marveling at what a miracle she was.

Jake: Yes, Liza. She was a beautiful, beautiful little girl.

Liza: And if she shaved her head and covered her whole body in tattoos, you would know her anywhere, instantly. Why? Because the eyes -- they don't change, and just because Adam is her father, you two formed a bond from the moment she was born, and just like Amanda did.

Jake: All right, all right. I blew it. What do you want me to say?

[Liza sighs]

Liza: What are we going to do?

Jake: We are not going to do anything. You're going to have to find yourself another kid.

Amanda: I want you to go, David.

David: So you can go back to sleep? Escape? Forget?

Amanda: It's not easy, but I'm trying to move on. Jake's helping me.

David: That's good. That's good. It's easier for Jake. This wasn't his child. This was the child that you and I made together.

Amanda: Don't make it sound all romantic. David, we hooked up a few times. It was sex -- empty, meaningless sex.

David: Regardless of how this child was conceived, Amanda, or how you and I felt about each other, we are both grieving now. We share the same loss. We were this child's parents. No one else can say that. No one else will know exactly what we're going through.

Amanda: You know, that may have worked on Krystal, but it's not going to work on me.

Krystal: My heart just breaks for Amanda. When Babe died, I wanted to die, too, and when I miscarried David's baby -- and listen, I'm sorry if bringing up David upsets you, but he lost a child, and I know he's suffering.

Tad: I'm not upset, and I'm not thinking about David, either. Hell no -- I'm thinking it's a gorgeous day outside, and I am starving. I think I'm going to go down to the Carving Board, get up one of those rare roast beef sandwiches on sourdough and take Kathy down to the beach, huh? Better than hanging around this mortuary. What do you think? We should put the tyke up here with the rest of the tschotchke?

Krystal: What is with you? I mean, one minute you're Mr. Blasé, and the next minute you're Mr. Standup Comedian. "A baby's dead, let's go to the beach."

Tad: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Relax. Nobody cares more about that baby than I do. As far as I'm concerned, he's part of the family, you know? It's like he's not even gone.

Scott: Marissa lost her parents at the same time, and there was no warning. There was no chance to say goodbye. I get that because of my dad, so we got close kind of quick.

J.R.: I'm glad. Whatever works. I just wish there something more that I could do.

Scott: You've done plenty, and you and Little A are a big reason why Marissa's doing so well.

J.R.: Well, I don't know about that.

Marissa: Hey, the jukebox master needs to use the little boys' room.

J.R.: Oh. I'll take him. Hey, come on.

Marissa: What?

Scott: J.R.'s right. You really do have an incredible smile.

Taylor: Of course, I love you. I've loved you since you first cut me in the mess line.

Brot: Ok.

Taylor: Oh, my gosh, Brot.

Brot: Lieutenant Taylor Thompson, will you marry me?

Taylor: Are you sure that you want to do this right now?

Brot: Why not? I mean, we found each other. We love each other. What else do we need?

Taylor: Nothing, I guess.

Brot: So, ring?

Taylor: Yes. Yes, of course, I'll marry you. Yes.

Liza: Colby, this new baby -- that was the plan.

Jake: No, no. The plan was that you were going to help find adoptive parents. That was the plan. Then you wanted the child, and then you blackmailed me. That's what you did. You blackmailed me.

Liza: If you hadn't shown Amanda the baby, this would have worked out perfectly.

Jake: You can't build a perfect life on a pack of lies.

Liza: Ok, listen, enough, all right? We both have made mistakes here. We've come too far. How is he?

Jake: He's fine. The baby's better than any of us. All right, look. This is what you do. You go home, ok? You get the baby in a month. You've just got to figure out where home is, exactly.

Liza: I'm not giving him up.

Jake: I'm not saying that. I'm saying you get Colby and you go out of town. Go back and live wherever it was you were living, ok? You'll get the child. Amanda will never see him, and you get to have your family.

Liza: I can't. My life is here now.

David: I didn't come here to make it worse. I came here to say I'm sorry. I was all over you for months, threatening to take this baby, and who knows? Maybe -- maybe the constant pressure, the stress -- maybe that's why you delivered early. I even blamed Jake, but the fact is, you went on that plane to Barbados to get away from me. If I hadn't been such a selfish bastard, maybe none of this would have happened. If you had felt safe, maybe --

Amanda: Shut up!

David: Maybe this baby would still be here.

Amanda: Just shut up! Don't you dare say this to me. After the hell that I've been through -- the hell that I am in right now?

David: All right, listen. I understand that this is hard for you, but you have to know the truth, Amanda. If our baby had lived -- if I had seen him happy with both you and Jake, maybe -- maybe I would have backed off. Maybe I would have let you raise him.

Amanda: You liar! Liar! You are just saying that because he is gone now. You were always going to take this baby. Say it, damn it! You were going to take this baby.

[Door opens]

Frankie: Congratulations.

Brot: Thank you, sir.

Randi: Yeah, congrats.

Frankie: Yes.

Brot: Thank you.

Taylor: I'm going to be Mrs. Broughton Monroe.

Brot: Yes, you are.

Taylor: Hey, check it out.

Frankie: Ooh. Hey, nice work, man.

Brot: You know, orderly salary does good things.

[Frankie laughs]

Brot: Well, I'm going to take the rest of day off because I want to hang out with my fiancée. How about I meet you at ConFusion later?

Taylor: Ok.

Brot: Yeah? Ok. Bye. Take it easy.

Frankie: Boy, I am wiped. It's just, you know, a lot of excitement for one day.

Taylor: Yeah, of course. You should get some rest. Of course.

Frankie: Congratulations.

Jake: What life do you have here, Liza?

Liza: My daughter. It's where my daughter is.

Jake: Why would you want to stay in town and risk everything? I don't get it.

Liza: I cannot ask Colby to leave Pine Valley again. She's an adult. She's got responsibilities and obligations, and so do I. My business is really picking up. I just took on Annie Lavery as a client. Plus, I've got other clients, too.

Jake: Well, the way I see it, you've got about a month to wrap up your cases and convince Colby and move out of town.

Liza: A month?

Jake: Mm-hmm.

Liza: Right. A month is already too long. Tad knows about this. How long do you think he's going to keep his mouth shut?

Jake: I'll take care of Tad. It's not a problem. This is going to work. You just have to find another town to live in.

Liza: Right -- run away. That's always been your solution to everything, right?

Jake: Well, maybe because I've never had anything to stick around for, and now I have Amanda. She's my life. You can have your life. You just have to have it someplace else.

Amanda: I don't want them. Get them out of here.

Krystal: Where should I --

Amanda: Just take them away.

Krystal: Come here. It's ok. Just let it out.

Amanda: I'm sorry.

Krystal: No, no. Don't be sorry. I know what you're feeling, to lose a child --

Amanda: I can't do this.

Krystal: The last time I saw you in so much pain was when Babe died. You didn't think anyone had a right to mourn. Not J.R., not even me.

David: I was wrong. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice. Everyone connected through this baby needs to find a way to deal with their grief. A chance to say goodbye.

Colby: Hey.

Liza: Thank you for coming. Thank you.

Colby: Yeah. Yeah, you said it was urgent. I hope so. They were about to hook up my Internet at my new place.

Liza: Oh, how is that going? You being on your own for the first time.

Colby: Fine.

Liza: Yeah?

Colby: I told you that.

Liza: That's good. It really is. You know, women, we really need to be self-sufficient. We never ever want to get stuck in a bad situation. You've got to really be able to adapt to any, you know, changes that come along.

Colby: Mom, what's going on?

Liza: Can you sit for a moment?

Colby: Yeah.

Liza: Ok. So, I have been thinking that I'm going to move away from Pine Valley before my baby is born, and I wanted to talk to you about it to see, you know, if maybe you'd like to come with me. You just moved out of your father's house, so obviously you wanted a fresh start, so I thought maybe you'd like a fresh start with me and the baby. Well, what do you think?

Colby: I thought you were trying to make this work so I could see you and Dad. Just because I'm mad at him doesn't mean I want to move away.

Liza: No, I know that --

Colby: Everyone I love is here. I have a new roommate and classes. I'm figuring out my future.

Liza: I don't want to stop that. Believe me, Colby, we won't move far. We'll be close to Pine Valley, and I'll get a big house, and you can have lots of visitors.

Colby: You're about to have a baby, and all of the sudden you want to move again? That makes no sense. I'm not going anywhere, but if you want to leave, fine.

Liza: I don't want to leave. It's just --

Colby: So, what, you have to? You said I was more important to you than anything else in the world.

Liza: You are.

Colby: Obviously, that's a lie.

Liza: Colby, please. Honey, you are. You are the most important thing to me. You're everything to me.

Colby: I wish I could believe that.

Tad: The prodigal returns. I'm out, ok? You understand? Done, finito.

Jake: What, so you're nice to Krystal and this is where it gets you?

Tad: This has nothing to do with Krystal. It has to do with this whole pregnancy farce you cooked up. It has to do with Liza walking around town with a pillow stuck up her dress and getting Amanda's baby as a door prize, and you doing it behind Amanda's back. This is insanity, Jake, and trust me, I know from insanity.

Jake: Just take it easy. Please, take it easy. Nobody can know about this. This is all I'm asking.

Tad: That's just it. How are you going to stop it? There's too many variables going on here. Look at me. I don't want to know about this, ok? The last thing I want to deal with is your stupid secret, and today --

Jake: Calm down. Just put up with it a little bit longer is all I'm asking you.

Tad: You know, I'm not the only person you have to worry about. There is Amanda. You don't think she's going to recognize her son when Liza starts parading him all over town?

Jake: Is there anybody home?

Tad: No.

Jake: She'll be fine! She'll be fine, ok?

Tad: She's not going to be fine. Are you kidding? Trust me. I know from firsthand experience. Missing the first five years of Kathy's life is the biggest regret of my life, ok? I think about it every single day, and I'll tell you something, Jake. If had been able to be there when she was born -- if I had actually been able to hold her, to look in her eyes, this never would have happened. I would have recognized her the second I saw her again, and so is Amanda. She's going to know her son, and she is never going to forgive you for it.

Scott: It's nice to see you happy.

Marissa: Well, I mean, how can I not be? I have the most adorable nephew. God, nephew. It still weirds me out to say that. This whole instant family, it's a lot.

Scott: You have a lot of great new people in your life. And you're lucky.

Marissa: And you just lost your dad. I'm an idiot.

Scott: Oh, no, no. I'm doing ok. I'm -- you know -- I'm thinking a lot about Chandler Enterprises lately and how we can honor my father's values. I thought we should start with a new mission statement. You don't want to hear this.

Marissa: Yeah -- yes, I do.

Scott: Yeah?

Marissa: Yeah.

Scott: All right. Chandler Enterprises, a company that works for the betterment of humankind. We put people before profit, and we measure success by the lives we improve and the prospects we create for a brighter future. It's rough, but it's --

Marissa: It's amazing. You're exactly what the Chandlers need.

J.R.: What the Chandlers need is a full-time shrink.

Little Adam: What's a shrink?

Marissa: Scott was just showing me what he's been working on for your company.

Scott: Yeah, it's still a work in progress. I'll show J.R. when it's done, all right? I'll catch you guys later.

J.R.: So, what do you want to do today?

Little Adam: Ice cream.

J.R.: Ice cream? How about we go to the pier, and I can get you a cone, and maybe some cotton candy, and you can play in the sand?

Little Adam: Can Aunt Marissa come, too?

J.R.: Well, that's up to her.

Marissa: Yeah, we'll go as soon as Daddy pays the bill. Waitresses work hard, so leave a big tip.

J.R.: Ok.

Jake: Hey, honey.

Amanda: Let me guess, the fireplace from Barbados?

Jake: I just wanted it to seem believable.

Amanda: You completely blindsided me, Jake. David was here. Krystal shows up with this thing, and I flipped out. I almost blew the whole plan.

Jake: Did he suspect anything?

Amanda: No, he's so upset, he's planning a memorial service.

Jake: Well, we'll stop that, ok? We'll make sure --

Amanda: It's too late. He's already reserved the chapel for today. He wants everybody there, everybody who loved our son. Jake, I think we made a mistake.

Jake: We didn't make a mistake.

Amanda: David apologized. He said he was sorry for threatening to take the baby, and that had he lived and seen us all together, that maybe he would have backed off and let us raise him. I mean, what if we did all this for nothing? What if I gave up my son for no --

Jake: Listen to me, we did not. He is saying these things because he's guilty. He's saying these things because he wants to clear his own conscience. We have to stay strong here, ok? We have to stick to what we know, what we believe.

Amanda: I don't know anything --

Jake: We do know -- we do. We did this to protect a little boy, your little boy.

Amanda: David said --

Jake: It doesn't matter what he said. We know that if he knew the child was out there, he would fight for that child until the day he dies. We know that. We know that.

Krystal: Well, David is a wreck. I'm glad he planned this service. Jake and Amanda can see that he's so sorry for this loss and for possibly having a hand in it.

Tad: Oh, he had a hand in it. Boy, did he have a hand in it.

Krystal: What does that mean?

Tad: You know the mortuary called? They have a new hearse. People are dying to get a ride in that thing.

Krystal: Uh, excuse me, but this new personality of yours -- I can't help but feel like you're using it as a shield. Something makes you uncomfortable, and you crack a joke.

Tad: You're absolutely right, Krystal. I'm not comfortable with any of this.

Krystal: Well, who is? But it's ok to grieve. Parents lose their child, they need closure -- everybody does.

Tad: Oh, well, if only it was that easy. You know, get together, put on nice clothes, say a few words, shed a few tears -- boom, instant closure. Well, you know what? Forget it, I'm not going.

Krystal: Tad -- Tad!

Tad: Nope. I'm not grieving for anybody. This is way too sad.

Little Adam: Daddy, can I go play on the beach?

J.R.: Yeah, just stay where we can see you, ok? Here, give me a hug. All right, go ahead.

Marissa: Good.

J.R.: I was chewed out before for letting him wander off. I learned my lesson.

Marissa: What a perfect day.

J.R.: Yeah. It reminds me of another one just like it.

Marissa: Uh-oh, are you going to go sad on me?

J.R.: No. Actually, it was one of the happiest days of my life. Babe and I were in San Diego. We were going to move there. We were going to get remarried on a pier, just like that one.

Marissa: That sounds beautiful.

J.R.: I used to think that I had to move from Pine Valley to be happy, get away from my dad as far as I could, but then I realized I didn't have to. I don't have to do anything.

Little Adam: Hey, Daddy, look at me.

J.R.: Hey, buddy.

Marissa: Yeah, I just found out I have a pretty intense father, too. And already it makes it hard to --

J.R.: Be yourself?

Marissa: Yeah. So is this the real J.R. Chandler? I hope so, because I think he's cool.

J.R.: Cool. Yeah, well, it's tough to say. I've been a lot of people over the years. People I like, people I hate. I've gone to some really dark places and hurt some really important people. I don't want to go back there, but I don't know if I can help it. I don't know how to do it.

Marissa: I do.

Amanda: Where's Tad?

Krystal: Oh, he's not feeling well, but he sends his love. Should we find a seat?

Jake: Go ahead. What are you doing here? You should be halfway out of town by now.

Liza: Yes, well, I don't think that is going to work out.

Jake: I don't really think you should be here. People are going to get suspicious.

Liza: I just want to make sure that there are no surprises. I'm sorry.

David: You have no idea how lucky you are.

Jake: You are really playing with fire.

Liza: No, it's good for us. Look at David. He has no idea. I think our plan is working.

[Organ plays]

Jake: Thanks.

[Organ continues playing]

Tad: Hey. What's wrong? Did you go to the funeral, too?

Taylor: No, who died?

Tad: Yeah, that's just it. Long story. Never mind. You walked in here so upset. I wondered if, you know --

Taylor: Well, you don't look so hot yourself. Is Mr. Happy taking a day off?

Tad: Yeah, kind of, sort of.

Taylor: That's too bad. I could use a laugh.

Tad: You could use a laugh? I got a migraine that's killing me. I'm carrying around a secret inside that's trying to chew its way out, and I hate this. I'd just love to punt the whole thing, but I can't.

Taylor: I have a secret, too.

Tad: Yeah? Ordinarily, I'd offer to share. You know, kind of equalize a little -- whatever. But I think I got to see this one through.

Taylor: It's ok.

Tad: Baby, come on. I mean, if it would make you feel better, you go right ahead. You know? I'm good for it.

Taylor: I'm not so sure I love Brot anymore.

Randi: What are you doing here?

D.A. North: I wanted to know if you got my flowers.

Randi: Yes, and you shouldn't have sent them.

D.A. North: Look, I'm heading down to D.C., and I was hoping you would come with me, but I thought if I just came right out and asked -- the flowers were sort of an icebreaker.

Randi: Henry, I'm not going anywhere with you. I'm married. You and I, we're done.

D.A. North: You say that now, but I'll change your mind.

Frankie: Do I know you?

D.A. North: You should. I'm Henry North. I'm the D.A. I work with your dad. We're all on the same side here.

Tad: Taylor, come on. That's ridiculous, honey. I mean, I know you had a big fight and everything, but to say you don't love him?

Taylor: I love him. I'll always love him. I love the memories of what we had. I love it that he's still alive, thank God. I love how far he's come since the accident. I'm so happy for him.

Tad: But you're just not happy with him?

Taylor: We are such different people. He's said it to me a million times. I feel like we're trying to recreate this thing, you know? And it's just not there. What do I do?

Tad: You're asking me? I can't run my coffee maker. You're right about one thing. I mean, it's a sad story. I'm sorry, babe. I wish I could give you advice. I don't know what the hell's going on in Pine Valley lately. I feel like I'm never going to smile again -- at least not until Christmas. Unless, of course, you care to put on a big red suit and run around screaming "Ho, ho, ho," like an idiot.

Taylor: That is a terrible joke, but I feel a little better.

Tad: Come to think of it, my headache's gone. How did you do that?

Taylor: It's all you.

Tad: No, no, I'm serious. That's interesting. You're not sharing secrets. Unfortunately, the guy you should be sharing a secret with just walked in the door.

Colby: Hey, sorry I'm late.

Scott: Hey.

Colby: What's all this?

Scott: Oh, just some stuff for the family trust.

Colby: Dad didn't cut me out of his will, did he?

Scott: You and Adam may be going through a rough patch, but you're still his little girl.

Colby: You must really be into working here, huh?

Scott: Yeah, well, you know, the Chandlers, the company -- it's all I got left. It's home now. It's where my family is.

Colby: I wish my mom could grasp that concept. She wants to leave town again. She asked me to go with her. I said no, but she won't --

Scott: Don't push her out of your life, Colby. Don't assume you have tomorrow. The people you love can be taken away from you at any moment.

Marissa: I now declare you the new and improved J.R. I even have a mission statement for you.

J.R.: Oh, ok.

Marissa: Always look forward, never back. Try to be a good person, and most important, a good father.

J.R.: Wow, you really are good at this. I kind of feel like I've been knighted.

Marissa: I dub you Sir J.R., Knight of the Light.

J.R.: Oh, come on. I'm sorry. I have to get my son home.

David: As you all know, I never met this baby -- my baby -- but I loved him all the same. And I am so ashamed that I tried to show that love in all the wrong ways. Now I have to live with the fact that I played a role in the death of my own child. How is that even possible? The only way that I can try to bring some peace to the situation is to start by apologizing once again to our child's mother. Amanda, I am so sorry for all the pain I caused you, and for anything that I did to bring on this tragic event. If I could do things differently, I would. If I could give you back your son, I would.

Amanda: Make him stop.

Jake: It's all right. It's ok.

David: Amanda, I mean every word I'm saying.

Jake: Just sit down.

Amanda: No. I can't. This whole thing is a sham.

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