AMC Transcript Tuesday 8/18/09

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 8/18/09


Episode #10189

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

[Erica sighs as she moves clothes and shoes around her room]

[Knock on door]

[Erica sighs]

Erica: Oh --

Ryan: Hey. I got your text. What's the emergency?

Erica: Oh, I don't know how I'm going to do it.

Ryan: Do what?

Erica: Fit all this into this. I've never even owned a backpack.

Ryan: Ok. Well, wait. What are you -- what are you trying to --

[Knock on door]

Joe: Hello, Erica. Hey, Ryan.

Ryan: Hey.

Erica: Oh, dear.

Ryan: Erica, what's -- what's wrong? Are you sick?

Erica: Well, not yet. But I might be after Joe finishes with me.

Joe: Seven.

Erica: Oh.

[Erica feels faint and falls into Ryan's arms]

Ryan: Whoa.

Frankie: Randi?

Natalia: Sorry, just me. She didn't show yet?

Frankie: It's been over 24 hours, and I keep having these bad thoughts.

Natalia: Hey, it's not going to do you any good thinking like that. We're going to find her, Frankie. She's going to be fine.

Angie: Frankie?

Frankie: Mom, thank God. I was just about to call you.

Angie: What is it?

Frankie: Randi -- she's disappeared. No one's seen her since yesterday.

Jesse: Randi, you need to call me back. Please return my phone calls. And before you speak to anybody, even Angie or Frankie, call me, please.

[Slams phone down on desk]

[Knock on door]

Jesse: What is it?

Madison: Did you shut your wife up? Did you kill the investigation into Henry's murder?

Jesse: No.

Madison: Why not?

Jesse: I don't have the authority.

Madison: Then find someone who does and make it happen! Your time is almost up. Ok, if I don't get my insurance money, then your own officers are going to arrest you and your daughter-in-law for murder.

TV Anchorman: The convenience store clerk said the thieves took the money from the cash drawer as well as two cases of beer. But as they rushed out, one of them dropped their wallet. Police didn't have much trouble tracking them down. Now for a check of the weather --

[Turns off TV]

Randi: Not a word about a missing baby. Whoever left you at that church obviously doesn't want you back. That's so sad.

[Baby coos]

Randi: I'll never forget the moment I saw you, that look on your face -- you were so lost, so helpless. You were just like me.

Zach: What are you doing? You're supposed to stay out of sight. What is all this?

Kendall: Well, I -- I took care of everything. I took all the precautions. The blinds are closed. I hope you're hungry. I put two tenderloins on the broiler.

Zach: So what is this all about?

Kendall: Well, I just -- I wanted to do something nice for you. You've done so much for me.

[Doorbell rings]

Kendall: Damn it.

Zach: Go, upstairs. Go hide.

Liza: Hey.

Zach: Hey.

Liza: I figured since you couldn't go to dinner, I would bring dinner to you. Well, you -- you have company. Sorry.

Zach: No, I don't have company. Uh -- sometimes, I...set the table for Kendall. Makes me feel like she's here. Makes me feel closer to her, that's all.

Liza: I understand. Well, it's a little casual for what you got set up here, but I brought you a generous portion of fabulous Chinese food.

Zach: You did?

Liza: So, enjoy -- yes.

Zach: You didn't have to do that.

Liza: Well, I wanted to. Is something burning?

[Alarm sounds]

Kendall: The steaks...

Erica: Oh, I'm fine. I am fine. Just surprised at how many shots there are.

Joe: Well --

Erica: You know, I've never been very fond of needles.

Joe: Well, we've got a lot of unusual bugs over there in Africa. Really do. We don't see them very often over here, so I'm going to make sure you're well protected.

Ryan: Africa?

Joe: Yeah.

Erica: Oh, yes. It all happened so fast. I'm sorry, I didn't have a chance to explain.

Ryan: You're going to Africa?

Erica: Yes, via New York.

Joe: Yeah.

Erica: Tonight.

Joe: Jamie and Jeff are setting up a feed-the-hungry project over there, and -- Erica, it's a wonderful thing you're doing here, really. To have a celebrity involved in all this is a huge help.

Erica: Yeah, I just didn't realize how fast I'd have to be there, and how many shots I'd have to have. Well, they're fast-tracking my visa for me, which is why I have to go to New York tonight to pick it up. Oh. That's a big needle.

Joe: You know, you haven't been taking your booster shots, young lady. Now, what we've got here is polio, M.M.R., D.P.T., tetanus, yellow fever, Hep A, and rabies.

Erica: Rabies? Why? In case Krystal decides to bite me?

[Joe chuckles]

Joe: All preventative. But I've got some good news. Typhoid can be taken orally.

Ryan: Ah.

Erica: Oh. Thank goodness for small favors, huh?

[Joe chuckles]

Erica: Ok. Ahem. Cheers. Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, mm.

Joe: Wow.

Erica: Oh.

Joe: Ryan, I'm going to have to ask you to leave a bit. Not all these shots are going in her arm.

Ryan: Ah. Ahem.

[Door closes]

Angie: I tried reaching her. I'm calling, leaving messages.

Frankie: We all have.

Natalia: You know we should get ahold of dad. You know he could get the whole force looking for her.

Frankie: No, no, I don't want to get dad involved, not unless we have to. I mean, I got to talk to her first before the whole damn force descends on her. Just keep doing what you've been doing, ok? Quietly talk to any friends we haven't talked to already, ok? Look, Randi and I -- we had a big fight. She could be somewhere cooling off, still mad at me, so let's not sound the alarm just yet, ok?

Natalia: All right.

[Natalia sighs]

Angie: You know, after your argument with her, and mine, you're probably right. She probably went away to cool off.

Frankie: This is all because of what's going on between her and Dad. What the hell aren't they telling us? I went and saw Madison North today.

Angie: What happened? What did you ask her?

Frankie: I didn't come right out and tell her what we were thinking, because I didn't want to connect her husband's death with Dad.

Angie: Or to Randi?

Frankie: You don't still think Randi had something to do with North's death, do you?

Angie: I've been going over everything in my head, trying to consider the possibilities, why Jesse and Randi have been acting the way they've been acting. I know Jesse did something to protect the baby you and Randi lost.

Frankie: That could mean anything.

Angie: Yes, it could, but he won't tell me what it was. Sweetheart, I know that you don't want to think about Randi's life before she met you, about what she was, but listen. Listen to me. It's possible that Randi knew Henry North back then. I mean, he was a politician, Frankie -- a man with a huge ego, a man who could not afford to have an affair, but who could afford to hire a woman to be --

Frankie: Don't. Don't go there.

Jesse: You might want to be careful throwing threats around like that, Mrs. North.

Madison: Then get control of your family. Your wife's gone off half-cocked. Rein her in.

Jesse: Any suspicion on my wife's part is entirely your fault.

Madison: You got to be kidding me.

Jesse: You wouldn't leave it alone. We had a deal. I held up my part of the deal, but you kept poking that finely powdered nose of yours into my business, into my family's lives.

Madison: Actually, Frankie came to see me. And if you've been schooling him in the fine art of interrogation, oh, he gets a failing grade.

Jesse: What did you tell him?

Madison: That he needs to work on his pickup lines. I will talk, Jesse. I will tell the new D.A. everything if I don't get my insurance money.

[Madison gasps as Jesse grabs her]

Jesse: If you don't keep your mouth shut, I will take you down hard. You helped cover up your husband's murder. Accessory after the fact. Then there's the insurance fraud. Then you stole security tapes from the hotel. Burglary. Not to mention extortion. Even if you turn state's witness, you will go to jail for a long, long time, Mrs. North.

Madison: You are full of it.

Jesse: I'm also chief of police. I know how things work. Trust me. If you turn on me, I will turn right back around on you so hard, you won't know what hit you.

Angie: I know this is hard for you to even consider, but we have to.

Frankie: You're wrong. Randi wasn't with North the night he died, not like that.

Angie: No! No, that's not what I'm suggesting! Oh, my God, Frankie, that girl loves you. I have no doubt about that. Listen, I am talking about the past. Now, sometime before --

Frankie: I know --

Angie: Before she met you, I mean, it's possible she knew him --

Frankie: You know, I know that you hated her when I first met her, but I thought you got past that, that you accepted her.

Angie: Of course, I have.

Frankie: No, you haven't. You still think she's a hooker.

Angie: Look, you stop it! Now, you listen to me. Now, your father told us how awful Henry North was. Now, if he had known Randi back then, then it's possible that when he ran into her again --

Frankie: Look, I --

Angie: He refused to accept that she had given up her previous life. You know, what if he went after her, wouldn't take no for an answer?

Frankie: I don't want to hear this. This all started because Dad's keeping another secret from you. Now you're acting and twisting it like Randi did something wrong, making her the bad guy, all because you don't want to believe that Jesse Hubbard could have killed that man. I won't let you make this Randi's fault.

Angie: Sweetheart, I just want you to consider the possibility that --

Frankie: Get out.

Angie: Frankie -- Frankie, please, don't do this.

Frankie: Get out!

[Slams door shut]

Ryan: You ok?

Erica: I may never sit down again. And if I drink any water, I'm sure I'm going to spring leaks after all those holes Joe just put in me.

[Joe chuckles]

Erica: But it's over. Thank you, Joe.

Joe: Thank you, Erica. It's a wonderful thing you're doing. Ryan.

Ryan: See you later, Joe.

Erica: Oh, now back to the packing dilemma.

Ryan: Ok, this is what I think you should do. I think you should forget about all this stuff and just pack the -- the light, easy-to-clean stuff, like T-shirts and shorts, and bring maybe a sun hat.

Erica: Ryan, I don't even think I own a T-shirt.

Ryan: Huh. Ok. Uh -- I'm sure I can find something in here.

Erica: Uh-oh.

Ryan: What?

Erica: I completely forgot about makeup, and my hair products. And how am I ever going to fit my Pilates ball in there?

Ryan: I think all you're going to need is a lot of bug spray.

Erica: Oh. You're so reassuring.

Ryan: This should work, right? What do you think? If I can figure out how it goes.

Erica: That's how it goes.

Ryan: How's that -- oh. You ok?

Erica: Yeah. Oh, I'm just a little sore, that's all.

Ryan: Sorry. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Erica: But it's better than yellow fever. All of a sudden, yellow isn't my favorite color.

Zach: Well, thanks for noticing that.

Liza: Yeah.

Zach: You know, tenderloins, shouldn't really put them under a broiler.

Liza: Not so much.

Zach: So now you know the secret. I can't cook. And I have no dinner.

Liza: You got mu shu beef right here. Enjoy. It's delicious.

Zach: Don't be silly. Stay. We'll eat together.

Liza: All right. Come on.

Liza: Pretty.

Zach: It's a lot of food.

Liza: Well, you know...leftovers are good.

Liza: What else you got in there? So...why is Kendall shutting you out? Hmm? After everything you're doing for her? I don't get it.

Zach: It's her choice. That's how she wants to handle things.

Liza: Hmm. I just don't think it's very fair.

Zach: I don't know if it's about fair. That's -- that's family for you. It's not always easy.

Liza: Hmm. Well, nights are really the roughest, aren't they? I remember when Colby moved in with her father. I would keep myself busy during the day, sure, but then the nighttimes would come and that was like -- I would just stare outside the window, and I would just stare at that driveway, and I was certain that she was going to come back. One time, I even went to this private school, and I registered her for fall. Told the woman that she was coming back. Yeah, you don't realize just how much they have your heart until they're gone. Hmm.

Zach: I always thought I wouldn't want to be a father. Didn't want kids.

Liza: Hmm. You're such a good dad. Hmm.

Zach: Oh, shut up.

[Liza chuckles]

Zach: Dads -- you know, that's something I just do what you can. You know, give them a good shot at making the right decision for themselves and -- hey, look, Colby is who she is because of you. You got to take credit for that.

[Liza chuckles]

Liza: Yeah, well, I appreciate that, but...thank you.

Zach: And as far as all's going to be ok. Kendall's coming back home. I haven't given up on her.

[Phone rings]

Zach: Hello?

Kendall: What's going on? Is she still here?

Zach: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I'll call you after dinner.

Kendall: You're having dinner? With Liza?

Zach: That sounds good to me. I'll -- I'll call you back after.

[Snaps phone closed]

Liza: Yeah.

Erica: Oh, I can't believe that we got everything in there.

[Ryan chuckles]

Erica: I also can't believe I'm going on a trip without any dresses or any high heels and just one single tube of lipstick.

Ryan: It's going to be an adventure. You're going to have a ball.

Erica: Mm-hmm, I know. I actually love seeing things I've never seen before and doing things I've never done before.

Ryan: That's what life's all about.

[Phone beeps]

Erica: Oh. I have to get to New York. My visa awaits me. Ok. Listen, will you be able to take care of things at Fusion for me? And please let me know if there's anything new with Kendall.

Ryan: Absolutely.

[Erica sighs]

Erica: Ok.

Ryan: want some company?

Erica: For Africa?

Ryan: Not up on my shots.

Erica: Oh, we could get Joe to come back here.

Ryan: Yeah, no, thanks. No, I mean, I could take you to New York, you get your visa, and then...we could have a night out on the town in Manhattan.

Erica: Wow, you really do know how to give a girl a sendoff, don't you?

Randi: You're so beautiful. Who would abandon a baby like that? Now, if you were mine, I'd never, never leave you. No, I wouldn't. No. I don't care what happened. I'd hold on to you, and I'd never let you go.

[Baby fusses]

Randi: Ok. Ok. Shh. Ok. Ok, you must be hungry, right?

[Baby coos]

Randi: Ok, we'll just get to the store, and we'll get you some formula. And you probably need some more diapers. Yes. Shh, don't worry. We'll come back, and we'll get you all fed. And we'll put you to bed.

Natalia: Randi? Thank God.

Jesse: What?

Officer: Fowler used a patrolman's I.D. code to make the credit card search.

Jesse: On my daughter-in-law?

Officer: Yes, sir.

Jesse: Thank you, Sergeant. I'll -- I'll handle this.

[Door opens]

Jesse: Hey, baby, listen, this isn't --

Angie: Randi's disappeared.

Jesse: What?

Angie: Frankie is going crazy. Natalia's out looking for her right now.

Jesse: I'll handle this.

Angie: Don't you walk out on me.

Jesse: Baby, I'm not walking out.

Angie: No, not until I've said what I have to say.

Jesse: Fair enough.

Angie: We cannot keep doing this. Now, you refuse to talk to me. You -- you won't let me know what's going on, and it's just like 20 years ago. You -- you had to do it alone, and then I -- you were gone. And now you're gone again.

Jesse: Hey, I am not gone. I --

Angie: No, don't you understand? You left me by shutting down. By shutting me out. And it stops right now. It stops right now. Now, if you don't talk to me -- if you don't tell me the truth about what's going on between you and Randi, and you walk out that door, I swear to God, it's over.

Zach: What? Is something wrong?

Liza: No, I just realized that I'm doing it again. Here I have this beautiful baby boy at home, my second chance, and I'm here having dinner with you. No wonder people think I can't be a good mother.

Zach: What are you doing?

Kendall: Why don't you get rid of her?

Zach: Go upstairs.

Kendall: No, why are you having dinner with her instead of me?

Zach: Please, she's leaving right now. Go.

Liza: Did you say something? You say something?

Zach: No.

Liza: All right, I just got to say one more thing --

Zach: Yeah?

Liza: And then I'm leaving. It's about Kendall. Look, just don't do what I did with Colby. Locking myself away, shutting myself out from the world, just waiting, doing nothing. It's unhealthy.

Zach: I'm not waiting and doing nothing.

Liza: Well --

Zach: I'm just trying to prove that Annie killed Stuart. That's not doing nothing.

Liza: Ok, but what if you can't? What if she's not exonerated? 15 years -- that's a long time. I'm just saying, what if you can't get her out?

Liza: What is it? What's wrong?

Zach: Do not say that about my wife, ever!

Liza: Look, I'm -- I'm sorry. I didn't mean to --

Zach: What do you want me to do, just give up hope?

Liza: No. All I'm saying is that she --

Zach: Well, I'm not giving up hope. I'm going to make sure that Kendall comes back here.

Liza: Kendall's the one who believes that she's guilty.

Zach: Kendall believes she's guilty because of people like you, people that don't believe in her, people that doubt her. That's what Annie's banking on. That's what she's using Emma for. You know what Kendall needs right now? A little bit of space. A little bit of time so she can think about this and realize that she didn't kill anybody. What she doesn't need is people like you, people that don't think that she's innocent. And you should not be representing her. And you know what else? You should go home.

Liza: Ok. Listen, I'm -- I'm sorry. I said the wrong thing. You're the last person that I wanted to upset. And what you're doing for Kendall is -- it's wonderful. She's very lucky to have you.

Randi: How did you find me?

Natalia: I tracked you down by running your credit card. Whose baby?

Randi: I don't know. I found him.

Natalia: Randi...hey, I know you've had a tough time with the miscarriage and Frankie's injuries, but taking somebody's baby -- you know that's not the answer.

Randi: I didn't take anyone's baby. Really, I found him. I was on my way to church, and there he was. Right in that basket, all alone. Someone left him on purpose. And I've been watching the news. There are no reports of missing babies. Nobody wants him.

Natalia: But, Randi, I don't understand. Why didn't you take him to the police? Hey, why are you hiding out here not answering anyone's phone calls?

Randi: Because I needed time, ok? I needed to get away, and he's just been so wonderful to be with. He's so comforting and he's so sweet.

Natalia: We have to take him to the station right away.

Randi: No.

Natalia: Randi, if the parents don't come looking for this baby, then Child Services will take him. And you know that's not your --

Randi: You don't understand. I was meant to find him.

Randi's voice: Hi, this is Randi. I'm not able to get to the phone right now, but if you leave your name and number --

Madison: What a sweet little place.

Frankie: What do you want?

Madison: That's my line. There was something you wanted to ask me at the casino, but you didn't have the guts to. You want to take another crack at me?

Frankie: What did you and your husband do to my wife?

Madison: There. Was that so hard? You know, I'm really glad that you want to hear the truth. Because I am so ready to unburden myself, Frankie. I didn't do anything to your wife. But Henry did. I am sorry to be the one to break this to you, but your wife and my husband were very involved. In fact, she was the love of his life. Right up until she killed him.

Angie: Oh, I am very serious.

Jesse: Really? You -- you would end our marriage over this?

Angie: Over what? Jesse, you did something. Something to protect Randi's baby, something to protect our family, but you haven't protected us. You've done just the opposite. Because whatever it is, it is tearing us apart. And it's not just you and me, it's Frankie and Randi, as well. Randi has disappeared! Jesse, tell me. What is it? Because Frankie -- he is so furious at you for hiding this from us. And he's furious at me, because I told him what I suspect.

Jesse: You told Frankie that you think Randi killed Henry North?

Angie: Well? Did she?

[Music plays as Erica and Ryan hang around New York City]

Singer: Everything breathes in the springtime we all come out of our shells. Order the song of the wind chimes, kissing by the wishing well; and I dreamed ice was wrapped all over me. I couldn't see anything in front of me, and all was lost. All was lost that day. Close all the shops up on Main Street. Your soul is worth a half day. The sun has arrived and wants to meet us by the glorious bay; and I dreamed you were running next to me through city streets with everyone abandoning their office seats to see the sea and stay. See the sea and stay. See the sea and stay

Frankie: You're lying.

Madison: I wish I were. If Henry and your wife had never met each other, had never fallen madly in love with each other, I might still have a husband.

Frankie: Shut up.

Madison: He always was rather insatiable. And she was the hooker of his dreams.

Frankie: I told you to shut up.

Madison: I understand, Frankie. The truth hurts. But the truth is, Henry never got over her. He married me, not because he loved me, but because he couldn't have her. So he went with someone much more...appropriate...with the family money that he needed to back his career. That whole time that Henry was with me, he was thinking of her. And it seems Randi never got over him, either. Because they met up again in D.C.

Frankie: Why are you making all this up?

Madison: I saw the security tapes from the hotel that night. There's no mistake. It was very clearly Randi who went into that room. And just as clear when she came out with Henry, dead, stuffed underneath a room service cart. Guess they must have had some sort of argument, and maybe she hit him. Maybe it was about the baby. You know, maybe Henry was upset because she kept insisting that it's yours.

Frankie: No. No, this is -- it's not true.

Madison: If you still don't believe me, ask your father.

Randi: I've done bad things. That's why I lost my baby.

Natalia: That's not why you lost your baby, Randi. You lost your baby because something physically went wrong, ok? Not because of anything you did in your past.

Randi: You don't know that.

Natalia: All that stuff is behind you, ok? You've fallen in love, you've gotten married, you're starting your life all over again.

Randi: No, I've tried, ok? But I've made mistakes. Horrible, horrible mistakes, and that's why I miscarried. That's why I lost my baby. I was on my way to church to ask for forgiveness when I found him. Don't you see? God put him in my path. God wanted me to know that I've been forgiven, that I have a second chance. You're my second chance, aren't you? Yes, you are.

[Baby coos]

Zach: I had to break a wine glass, but she's gone.

Kendall: She's right, you know. I still believe that I killed Stuart. You think that's going to go away, but it's not.

Zach: I'm sorry you had to hear that, but it's not -- just put that out of your head. That whole night, just put it out of your head.

Kendall: How?

Zach: How? You think about other stuff. The boys. Think about -- I don't know -- painting this room -- anything. Hey, break this in. Write another book maybe. How about that?

[Crying heard on baby monitor]

Zach: You do that, I'll take care of the boys.

[Door opens and closes]

Kendall's voice: "Journeys end in lovers meeting. But we never know how long the road will be until we arrive at the destination. And at the moment, that seems so far away. He sat quite still in the living room of the home they had shared, a man mired in contradictions, as indecipherable and elusive as any lover she'd ever had. When he loved, his love was fierce. When he was betrayed, he never forgot. And he never forgave.

Liza: Ahem. I was just wondering whether or not to knock on the door or just walk home. Thanks. I heard you in there. And I'm not walking away from this case.

Kendall's voice: "He had the unnerving ability to look into people's eyes and know exactly who they were. But just what it was he saw, he never told.

Natalia: Randi, we have to take this baby over to Social Services. It's the law, honey. And more importantly, we have to do this right away. Randi, you could get in huge trouble for keeping this baby. You know that, don't you?

[Natalia sighs]

Natalia: Look, I'll tell them that you found the baby today. That way, you won't get in trouble for keeping him overnight. I understand how difficult this is for you. I wish it could be different.

Randi: You don't understand, Natalia. I was lost. Before I found him, nothing. Everything disappeared. My marriage, my life. And then I found him. Please don't take him away from me. Please. Just don't take him away.

Angie: Randi knew him before, didn't she? Knew North when she was tricking. And he fell for her, fell hard. The ambitious politician and the beautiful hooker. I mean, how many news stories have there been about that? But only this one took an ugly twist. Because he kept pursuing her, even after she had left that life behind her. After she had fallen in love with Frankie, married him. And North's wife -- she must have known about them, because that's why she won't leave Randi alone. And she knew that you protected Randi, because Madison won't leave you alone, either. That's it. Isn't it? Huh. Oh, my God. Oh, my God, Jesse.

[Door opens]

Frankie: Is it true? Did Randi kill Henry North?

[Music plays]

Erica: What a wonderful night. Now, that's a bon voyage.

Ryan: What is it?

Erica: Something about this trip. I don't know why, but I'm wondering if I'll be somehow...different when I get back.

[Ryan chuckles]

Erica: What?

Ryan: Oh, you might change the world, Erica, but the world will never change you.

Erica: I'm going to miss you.

Ryan: Same here.

Singer: As far as I can see

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