All My Children Transcript Friday 6/26/09
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Taylor: We are such different people. He said it to me a million times, and I -- I feel like we're trying to recreate this thing, you know? 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: And come to think of it, my headache's gone. How did you do that?
Taylor: It's all you.
Tad: No, no, no, no, no. I'm serious. That's interesting. Maybe the sharing secrets? Of course, the guy you should be sharing the secret with just walked in the door.
Brot: Hey, Tad. How you doing?
Tad: I've been better. As a matter of fact, I feel like things are going to get a lot worse before they even approach better. I'll get through it. It's good to see you. Oh, and, congratulations. Tell you what. You can have one on me, ok?
Taylor: I'm so glad you could get away, you know? You've been working so hard. Do you want to get some dinner? Should we order drinks?
Brot: No. Taylor, I really think we should talk.
Annie: Is there anything you would like me to talk about today?
Therapist: I would like to discuss your relationship with Greenlee Smythe.
Erica: Oh, thank you so much for joining me.
Colby: It's kind of weird. What's so important we had to meet?
Adam: Erica. Erica, what in blazes is going on?
Colby: This is why you called me? I -- I have boxes to unpack.
Erica: Uh, sit. You, too, Adam. Ok. No one is leaving this table until you talk.
David: 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, honey. It's all right.
David: Amanda, I mean every word I'm saying.
Jake: Just sit down.
Amanda: No. I can't. This whole thing is a sham.
David: What are you talking about, Amanda? What's a sham?
Jake: This. This is a sham. You standing up here and now you're asking for forgiveness and being a better person. It's -- it's a sham. You're -- you're the sham.
David: Is that what you're talking about, Amanda, or is it something else?
Liza: Oh, my God. The baby -- he's coming.
Taylor: I think we should talk, too.
Brot: Good. Taylor, --
Brot and Taylor: Are you happy?
Brot: Because when I -- when I proposed to you, you had this look that just kind of came over your face.
Taylor: Well, Brot, I -- you just finished telling me that your feelings for me had changed, and I -- I didn't know if you were asking me, I don't know, because we'd been fighting. I --
Brot: I've got another question. Taylor, do you love me?
Colby: I'm over this. Dad and I are all talked out.
Adam: Colby, let's -- let's get past this, ok?
Colby: With more promises, more lies, more deals to win me over? What's the point?
Erica: Colby, you are mature enough to live on your own. You're certainly mature enough to have a -- a civil conversation with your dad.
Colby: He wasn't exactly civil when he hid all the letters my mom sent me and let me think she didn't care.
Adam: I -- I was wrong, all right? And I've -- as I've always said, I did it because I love you so much.
Colby: So much you offered me up so that she'd represent that whack job girlfriend of yours.
Erica: You did that?
Adam: Annie is not a whack job, and she's not my girlfriend. This -- this is exactly why you got us together, isn't it? To try to convince my beloved daughter to convince me to get Annie out of my house?
Erica: Well, I do think it's a shame after how hard you have fought to keep your family together that you're going to let something like Annie come between you.
Colby: Just because you think she saved your life.
Adam: No, I know she saved my life.
Colby: Yay for Annie. She saved you. It's just too bad for the people she killed, attacked, kidnapped, threatened.
Erica: Your father seems to think she can be rehabilitated.
Adam: Annie deserves a chance.
Colby: And she's taking it. You're rich. You're powerful. She's using you.
Annie: I was so jealous of Greenlee. I had tried so hard to make Ryan love me, hoping that he would look at me the way he looked at her, but nothing, and then all Greenlee had to do was walk in the room. I was scared that Greenlee would take Ryan, and then take Emma, and I would end up all alone. I guess that's why I thought I had to kill her. I thought -- I thought it was the only way I could keep Emma.
Therapist: But you couldn't go through with it.
Annie: I had the gun pointed at her. My finger was on the trigger. All I had to do was pull it.
Therapist: But you didn't and yet you killed your brother. Two threats, one you acted on, one you didn't. Why?
Annie: With Richie -- with Richie, it felt like self defense. If I didn't kill him, he would one day kill me. I knew that. He meant me harm. He went out of his way to torture me for years, and it wasn't going to stop until he killed me, so I killed him first. I had to, for my little girl, so that I could live to see her grow up.
Therapist: This is a good place to stop. We'll pick this up at your next appointment.
Annie: Ok. Thanks, Dr. Nolan. I'll walk you out.
Aidan: Nice job.
Annie: How long have you been there?
Liza: Oh, my baby.
David: Liza, just try to stay --
Liza: No, keep away from me. I don't want you. Jake? Jake, please.
Jake: Yes, I'm right here.
Liza: Help me. Help me.
Jake: Back off. She doesn't you near her, ok?
Jake: Sit -- sit down. What are you doing? What are you doing?
Liza: Ugh, the baby.
Minister: Is there anything I can do to help?
Jake: Yes, Father. You can pray for us all. Just breathe.
David: Ok, how long are your --
Liza: No, keep away from me.
Krystal: All right, look. She needs an ambulance.
Jake: She doesn't need an ambulance. We'll take her there ourselves. We don't have time for an ambulance.
Tad: What's this? A floor show?
Krystal: Liza is in labor, Tad.
Jake: She's in labor. We need a ride. Would you help us get her to the hospital.
David: Oh, wait a minute. You two clowns? This kid will be born on the side of the road. Just call an ambulance.
Jake: Don't call an ambulance. We've got her. Are you going to help me or what? Ok, breathe.
Krystal: Just -- just breathe, Liza.
Amanda: You have to hurry.
Tad: You're squeezing the stuffing out of me.
Jake: Oh, just help me out. Get her to the car. Start the car. Do something.
Tad: Don't you worry, honey. We're going to take good care of that little bundle of laughs.
Jake: Ok, ok. What are you waiting for? Let's go.
Tad: I've got it. I've got it.
Jake: Are you all right?
Amanda: Just take care of her, Jake. Make sure the baby's ok.
Jake: Yes, I will.
David: Where were we?
Amanda: We were in the middle of a funeral for our baby.
Jake: What the hell was that?
Tad: What was that? What the hell were you going?
Liza: Your wife was about to ruin everything.
Jake: I told you a month. I needed a month to get everything together.
Tad: Excuse me, I'm sorry.
Tad: Would you two beginners knock it off and tell me where we're going to deliver this little bundle of joy?
Jake: Just go to the house. Go to the house. It's on the way to the hospital.
Tad: What do you mean go to the house?
Jake: We'll tell everybody that we had an emergency stop or something.
Tad: To what? Turn off the coffee maker? I told you this was stupid.
Liza: Would you just drive?
Tad: Hey, you. Do me a favor, ok? Try not to deliver on the back seat. I just had the car detailed.
Liza: Ok, not so funny.
Tad: Actually, I -- I think it's kind of hysterical, Liza. Because after you supposedly deliver, what are we going to do? Throw one of Kathy's dolls in your lap hoping they don't notice?
Jake: No. You are going -- you are going to go get the baby.
Tad: I'm going to get the baby?
Jake: Yes, you are going to get the baby.
Tad: I'm -- I'm going to get the baby? Are you out of your mind?
Jake: Keep your eyes on the road.
Tad: It's not bad enough I'm involved. I've got to go get the kid.
Jake: Yes, she is in labor, right? What happens after a woman's in labor? You've got a living, breathing baby in her arms. You're getting the baby.
Liza: This is going to happen. You guys, I'm going to get my baby.
Colby: I don't get it, Dad. The whole custody thing, running off with Little Adam? You go so extreme to keep our family together and then you just blow us off for a criminal.
Adam: Oh, are you happy? Is this where you wanted it to go?
Erica: I want you to reconcile with your family.
Adam: Well, unfortunately my family doesn't seem to be ready to reconcile with me. I love you. That will never change, and when you think you can forgive me my transgressions, I'll be ready.
Erica: Adam? Adam, wait. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I just thought that maybe if you could talk --
Colby: How is this any of your business?
Erica: I just want to help.
Colby: I don't need your help, Erica. You're not my mother.
Annie: You need to leave.
Aidan: I want to help.
Annie: Aidan, I told you. I don't need your help.
Aidan: Right. You have Adam, but Adam doesn't have this.
Annie: What's that?
Aidan: It's a jamming device. You press a button, and you can cut that ankle monitor off right at the seam.
Annie: I could leave the property and nothing would happen?
Aidan: Yeah, you could leave the property, go and see Emma. Nothing would happen. You could come back, reattach it or you can keep on walking if you want.
Annie: Why are you doing this? In the courthouse, you were on Ryan and Erica's side. You thought I should be locked up. It's the only way for me to get better, and now you're here waving this in front of my face. Is this some kind of a test or something?
Aidan: Annie, no. This is not a test. I know you think I don't believe in you, but I still do, and I know you're not a danger to anyone.
Annie: You think I'm sane?
Aidan: I think you're perfectly capable of living a normal life.
Annie: No. This -- this feels like some kind of a test. What's the idea? I -- I jam this device, I go see Emma, suddenly the cops show up? No more house arrest. Suddenly I'm back in prison. Is that it?
Aidan: Look. Annie, believe it or not, I want you to be happy, and I think you're on the road to getting there, and I'm not about to do anything to destroy that, ok? You deserve to see Emma, and Ryan's not about to let that happen. So use this, go see her, come back. No one's going to know the difference.
Annie: I really want to believe you wouldn't lie to me.
Aidan: This is not a lie. It's up to you.
Amanda: Babies are supposed to be conceived in love, born in love, and this child was surrounded by anger, threats, and hate, so it's no wonder he didn't survive. And if he had, what kind of life would it have been? You want forgiveness after the months of threats, pressure, and harassment? Now you say that -- that you're wrong, that you would've done things differently. Now you say that you want to be a better man. Well, you know what? It's too late because I lost my baby because of you. So, you can offer all the apologies and condolences that you want, but I know the truth, David. If death hadn't taken my son then you would have. So, wherever my child is, I hope that he is feeling loved, and cherished, and safe, and I thank God that he will never know the pain of being your son.
Tad: Hello? Uh, Mom? Uh, Pete? Kathy? Hello? Ok, coast is clear. Now what? What are you going to do?
Jake: Uh, all right. I'm -- I'm going to take her down to the basement, ok?
Tad: The man cave?
Tad: It's disgusting. It's not set up for birthing babies.
Jake: Shh, I can't think. This is the address. Ok, you go there, get the baby.
Tad: What is it, a drive-up? Ii mean, do I need, like, a password? Rumpelstiltskin?
Liza: Uh, Tad, could you please hurry up? We don't have a lot of time.
Tad: We have all the time in the world, because all you have to do to call this off is tell the truth.
Jake: No, no, no. We're too far down the road. No, we're going to make this work.
Tad: "No, we're going to make this work." Fine. Everybody will get hurt.
Jake: All that's happening today is that she's giving birth to a baby. We -- we will just -- it's going to be fine.
Tad: And they call me a cockeyed optimist.
Jake: I've got some other things I could call you.
Liza: Oh, my God. This is really happening. I'm so -- I'm so excited. Uh, what -- what are you doing?
Jake: I have a feeling this could be a very hard delivery. You don't know.
Liza: Uh, you don't get to drink.
Jake: Really? Really? Watch me.
Pete: I'm glad you called.
Colby: I had to talk to someone.
[Liza breathes deeply and groans]
Colby: Who does Erica think she is arranging a sit down --
Jake: Breathe. Breathe. Ok, ok.
Colby: Uh, what's going on?
David: Amanda? You're probably right. I can talk about being a good man all I want, but if this baby had lived, I most likely would have done everything in my power to take him from you, and I'm sorry. I'm sorry for everything I've done that has brought us here.
Amanda: It's over.
David: What are you going to do with the ashes?
Amanda: Um, I wanted to take them to sea and scatter them.
Krystal: I think that's lovely.
David: Um, would you even consider -- I would really like to bury them alongside Babe.
Amanda: Is that ok with you?
Krystal: He's Babe's brother. I think it's right that they should be together.
David: You sure?
Krystal: Yes. It will -- it will bring you closure, everyone closure.
Taylor: The proposal -- it was so sudden.
Brot: I've had that ring in my pocket since I came back from Iraq, and the both of us know you've asked me more than once when I was going to pop that question. I -- I thought this was what you wanted.
Taylor: What I want? What do you want?
Brot: Taylor, I want you to be happy.
Taylor: Well, I want you to ask me to marry you because you want to marry me. Why did you ask me?
Brot: I guess I thought if I made a commitment to our future it would help us get back what we had in Iraq. From the minute I cut in front of you in the mess line, we were in sync. I mean, we knew what the other thought, felt. Sometimes it seemed like we didn't even need words, and now --
Taylor: Now we can't seem to have a conversation without misunderstanding each other.
Taylor: Maybe that's the problem. Maybe we're spending so much time trying to get back what we had then that we can't appreciate what we have now.
Brot: Taylor, what do we have now?
Taylor: It shouldn't -- it shouldn't be this hard to answer that.
[Cell phone rings]
Erica: Ryan, how's it going?
Ryan: It's going slowly. You've got to stall Adam longer.
Erica: I tried. He already left.
Ryan: Are you serious? Last thing I need is him blowing in here.
Erica: Why? What's going on?
Ryan: I've got to go. I'll call you later, ok?
Aidan: Hey. What? Erica's involved now, too?
Colby: Shouldn't she be at the hospital?
Jake: No, no. There wasn't enough time.
Colby: You call the paramedics?
Jake: Yes, I called them.
Colby: Mom, you're doing great.
Jake: Ok, let's just make her comfortable. That's all we can do right now.
Colby: Wouldn't she be more comfortable upstairs?
Jake: No, this is good. She likes it here. Are you ok?
Colby: Ok, what can we do?
Pete: Boil water, cut rags?
Jake: Go upstairs and just wait for the ambulance.
Colby: I'm not leaving my mom.
Jake: Yes, you are. Right now. Going.
Liza: No, wait. Wait. No, Jake, I want her to stay.
Jake: You do? You want her to stay and witness the birth of a pillow, do you?
Liza: She just asked for me to help. Do you know how long I've been waiting for my daughter to reach out to me?
Jake: Do you know how difficult this is going to be to pull off, do you?
Liza: Ok, one of the reasons I'm having this baby is bond with my daughter. Jake, she stays.
David: Maybe we should give him a plaque. Did you give him a name?
Amanda: I -- I thought about Trevor after my dad or Max just because I liked it, but I -- I never really decided, because I wanted to get to know him first. I can't believe he's gone.
Taylor: How did we get here? How can two people who love each other so much just not...
Taylor: Connect anymore. Maybe we should just give it some time.
Brot: Time? Taylor, isn't that what we've been doing?
Brot: When you said yes, did you say yes because you thought this could fix us? Or did you say yes because you were madly, head over heels in love with me?
Amanda: I'm sorry I lost it.
Krystal: You've lost a baby.
Amanda: I should go.
David: I really am sorry, Amanda.
Krystal: Another angel in heaven.
David: [Whispering] Yeah. [Normal voice] Do you mind, Krystal? I would really like to be alone.
Krystal: Look, I know you're hurting, and I'll leave you in peace, but I just -- I have to know. Losing another child, has that changed you?
David: Is it going to make me a better man? I don't know.
Krystal: You offered to buy the baby. Would you have really done that? I mean, if Amanda had said yes, would you have really let her take that check and buy that baby?
David: Look, it wasn't really a serious offer, Krystal. I was just acting out because of what happened with Marissa. Honestly I don't think I could have lived with myself.
Krystal: You could have. I've had to live with the choice I made with Marissa.
David: We do what we have to.
Colby: Ok, you're doing great, Mom. You're doing great.
Liza: [Panting] Oh, Colby, you're good at this. Oh, I know these aren't exactly the best circumstances, but just having you here, I know that everything's going to be ok.
Colby: What's taking the paramedics so long? You talked to them, right? This is ridiculous.
Jake: It is ridiculous. It's ridiculous. You should go upstairs and wait. Maybe -- maybe they're going to show up.
Liza: No, no, no. I need her here.
Colby: I'm not going anywhere.
Jake: Really. Really?
Liza: Colby, oh, we're going to be ok, aren't we? You, me, and the little baby?
Colby: Everything's going to be great.
Liza: You're not just saying that, right? To humor a woman in pain?
Colby: No, I -- I love you, Mom.
Liza: Oh, Colby, I love you, too. That's all I've ever wanted to hear. Oh, I'm going to have my two babies.
[Liza groaning and panting]
Tad: Hey, bet you were expecting a stork, weren't you? Well, I am, unfortunately, the best my idiot brother could come up with on such short notice. I may not have a beak and feathers, but once I was a chicken. Actually, I'm your uncle. Well, but by marriage, not by birth, but that's a secret, so we're going to play that on the Q.T, too, ok? Don't you worry. I've got your back. Uncle Thaddeus is always going to have your back. You ok with that?
Tad: I don't blame you. Ok, hang tough. We'll get you delivered.
Taylor: Brot -- I love you.
Brot: But you're not in love with me. That's ok, Taylor. I understand.
Taylor: Because you're not in love with me, either.
Brot: We're finally in sync again.
Brot: Taylor, you're an amazing woman. And you have -- you have such an amazing life ahead of you. You really do.
Taylor: I already have an amazing life. Look who's in it.
[Taylor and Brot dance]
Singer: The starlight hours pass and I look down at my clenched fist holding on wondering how I'll forget like a sweet
Aidan: Anybody else involved I should know about?
Ryan: Erica kept Adam busy so that we could do this, Aidan.
Aidan: Think she's going to take the bait?
Ryan: That's the plan.
Aidan: She's taking her time, isn't she.
Ryan: Did you -- did you plant the bug?
Aidan: Yes, it's all taken care of. We can listen in the car.
Ryan: I'll catch up later. I want to stick around. I want to see what she does.
Aidan: What? No funny business, Ryan.
Ryan: If Annie makes a move on Emma, I want to know about it right away.
Aidan: [Sighing] All right.
Colby: Breathe, breathe.
Jake: Ohh, oh.
Jake: Oh, Colby, you're good at this.
Colby: I delivered Jenny. Give me some towels, scissors, thread -- it's a piece of cake.
Jake: Yeah. [Yelling] Would you like another pillow?
Colby: You want some ice chips? Pete can bring some down.
Jake: Honey, could you come here for a second, please? She's going to be fine. She's going to be good. I just need you to go upstairs now, ok?
Colby: No way.
Jake: Yeah, please. Can you tell her, Liza? Please tell her to go upstairs.
Liza: Yeah, yes, yes, Colby, you should go now.
Colby: I don't want you to go through this alone.
Liza: No, it's ok.
Jake: All right, good. Can I just -- let me just do my job and, please, just go upstairs. Please. Because I didn't -- I didn't want to alarm you. I didn't want to scare you.
Colby: What is it? What's wrong?
Jake: Well, there's obviously something. Something's not right here.
Colby: With the baby.
Jake: No, no, with --
Jake: Just let me do my job. That's what I say. Please, please go.
Liza: Yes, go ahead, Colby. Please go on upstairs. I'm going to be ok.
Colby: The contractions are so close. The baby will be here any minute. I -- I can't leave you.
Liza: No, but you're going to be right upstairs. That's all I need to know. Go. Go, honey.
Colby: If you --
Jake: You're going! You're going. Please, ok. Just go. Going, going, going, gone.
Liza: [Whispering] Did you have to scare her like that?
Jake: Did you have to go into labor in the middle of the memorial service? And let me tell you something else. Your contractions, they're way too close.
Jake: Yes, really.
Liza: I want this to be believable.
Jake: Oh, do you? Then slow it down.
Liza: I can do that.
Jake: Slow it down -- good. Where the hell is Tad?
Tad: You ok back there, huh? Well, I think you got lucky. You've got your mother's eyes. I shouldn't be able to tell, they've been kind of red lately. Can't blame her, either. I know she's crazy about you. She loves you to death. Barely even met you. She loves you so much, she's willing to let you go. Now how's that for a concept, huh? Wrap your head around that one. I guess that's the way it's got to be. [Chuckling] Really, you drew the short straw on the father department, that's for sure. So, I guess the way Amanda sees it, the only way to keep you safe is to let you go. I guess that's just the way that things have got to be for now, anyway. But you know what? You've got friends, kiddo. You're going to be just fine. The only thing we've got to do is figure out how to make your grand entrance.
Singer: Only in surrender do we find our way oh, my soul why are we so afraid don't you know listen for the twilight serenade
Erica: [Whispering] What are you up to? What's going on?
Ryan: It's Annie. Aidan gave her a jamming device and bugged the room.
Erica: Aidan? Can you trust him?
Ryan: Oh, we have to trust him. This could be Annie's chance. She could disable the ankle monitor and try to escape. We're waiting to see if she takes the bait, but so far...
Ryan: Not yet, no.
Erica: Well, I hope to God she does take the bait. I hope to God she runs so the police can catch her, and she'll finally be back where she belongs.
David: I'd like to believe I meant what I said at the service. If I could do it all over again, I'd leave Amanda and the baby in peace. Let them live their lives. [Sighing] Be happy for them, be happy for my son. Now that -- that would be love, real love. Why can't I love like that, Krystal? My love hurts. It twists, takes. I pushed you away. I made Amanda's life a living hell. And this baby's death is my punishment.
Krystal: God doesn't kill babies to punish fathers.
David: Then why am I forever burying my children?
Tad: You know, I've been down this road myself. I mean, not, you know, this particular stretch of road -- freeway, you know, concrete. Actually asphalt, but you know, just sort of this similar circumstances. Yeah, I had my daughter taken from me. Yeah. I guess that's why I feel so badly for your mama, you know. I mean your real mama. I know what she's in for. She's going to spend years looking in the face of every little boy she meets, wondering if he's you. The entire time you're going to be with -- with me, probably, playing with, you know, my daughters Kathy and Jenny. Ah, I tell you. I don't know how I'm going to keep this secret. I just don't know how I can do this to another loving human being, you know. It's tough. Yeah, it's tough. But it's just the way things are going to be for a while. I'll tell you one thing, though. The day the truth needs to come out, I don't care what Liza or Jake or anybody else says, I'm going to be right there by your side, kiddo. Oh, ho, you betcha.
Tad: I just wish I could put you in your mother's arms.
Colby: This is Colby Chandler at 3420 Canyon Drive. Where are the paramedics? My mom's having a baby. Well, just get here.
Amanda: Liza's having the baby here? Where is she?
Pete: Downstairs with Jake.
Colby: He said there's a problem.
Jake: I really don't know how much longer we can keep this up.
Liza: [Scoffs] Well, it's not like we can stop now.
Jake: Well, that was because you made that choice for us, didn't you? Didn't you?
Jake: Colby, what did I say? Please don't come down -- oh, hi. Hi. It's Amanda.
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