All My Children Transcript Tuesday 9/8/09
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Ryan: Hey, Randi, Erica mentioned the sales projection package. Do you know where that is, by any chance?
Randi: Yeah. Right over there, manila folder.
Ryan: Ah, there it is. Great. Thanks. Hey, I'm sorry about the kids being here today, but Corrina had some classes to go to. I'm sure she's gonna be by soon to pick them up.
Randi: Ah, don't worry. I'm having such good time with them.
Ryan: Well, good. Good, good, good, good. Wow, she's pretty good.
Randi: I know. Emma, you're such a great artist. I just don't think I could erase this. I'm just gonna have to get a new whiteboard.
Emma: Where's Aunt Kendall now?
Jesse: Kendall can't be happy now that Spike is living with Ryan.
Zach: If it means she'll get her freedom back, she'll live with it.
Jesse: You wanted Ryan to take Spike?
Zach: Now Annie and I have something in common: Ryan took kids from both of us. See, this is all working out the way I thought. Kendall finally believes that she didn't kill Stuart. Annie's starting to trust me. I'm gonna keep pushing her until I can break her.
Jesse: Don't know how you're gonna do that.
Kendall: I do.
Madison: Oh, you slept so late, you missed the checkout time. Oh, hit me. Better go beg management for their indulgence or you'll get charged for an extra night. That is, if they haven't had too many complaints about all the noise we made last night.
Frankie: What are you talking about?
Madison: You mean you don't remember?
Ryan: Kendall had to go away, sweetie. That's -- that's part of the reason that we have Spike right now: Because Kendall admitted to doing those bad things that night. And so because she admitted to it, the judge had to put her in prison.
Emma: Is she there because of what I said?
Ryan: No. No, sweetie, she's there because of what she said, because she admitted to it.
Randi: Are you ok?
Erica: Uh, sure.
Randi: Do you need me to do anything for you?
Ryan: Uh, hey. I didn't expect an see you in here at all today. What's going on? What's the matter?
Erica: It's ratings for my Africa special. That is the lowest rated episode for "New Beginnings" I have ever done.
Manny: Oh, please forgive me, Mr. Chandler. I forgot my pins in the car.
Adam: Oh, not to worry, Manny. I'll try on the jacket.
[Annie and Scott laugh]
Scott: No, wait, wait, wait! Ha ha ha ha! Where you going?
Scott: Hey, hey, hey, hey, get back here. Annie, Annie, Annie, give me towel back.
Scott: I am dripping all over the rug here. Come on.
Annie: What are you gonna give me?
[Adam listens in from the shadows]
Erica: I don't understand it. They stayed away in droves. Nobody watched, which means that nobody cares. So any talk of part two will be shot down before I even have a chance to open my mouth about it. I couldn't even go in the studio right now. I mean, I was parked outside. I got the text and I just -- I just turned around. I decided to come here instead.
Ryan: Wow. Where is the Erica that is at her absolute best when the world is up against her? Where is she?
Erica: Global domination is exhausting.
Ryan: Ha ha ha! You make a positive difference in people's lives, Erica. You do. People listen to you. And when you believe in something, and I know that you believe in this, you're gonna keep pushing until the network has absolutely no choice but to follow your lead. I mean, you want me to come with you? Because I will. I'll come with you right now.
Erica: No, thank you. But you're right. You are so right. I do have to keep fighting for this, and I will. Thank you for your encouragement.
Annie: You know, when you're not being Mr. Serious Businessman or wasting all your time worrying about J.R., you're actually fun.
Scott: You left out my spectacular diving skills.
Annie: Oh, yeah. You pretty much emptied that pool with your cannonball. Nice.
Scott: Yeah. I got some great memories of that pool. You know, my dad used to play this game called Shark, where he would circle around the pool wearing fins, and J.R. and I hated to get caught because when he would catch us, he would tickle us, and he would pretend to eat us.
Adam: I was the one who played that game with you, not Stuart. You were always the easiest one to catch.
Frankie: I don't remember anything about last night. I don't even remember how I got from ConFusion to -- to over here. And there's not enough alcohol in this world to make me want to hook up with you.
Madison: I'm hurt.
Frankie: I just drank way too much. Oh, God, I lost way too much money.
Madison: Sounds like my daily routine.
Madison: Look. Oh, there's you after you won a $500 blackjack. Ha. And the bottle of bubbly that you bought afterwards to celebrate cost more than you won. Oh, and there. That's you after you split a pair of 5s.
Frankie: All right, all right, all right, I get it. I made an ass of myself.
Madison: You kept saying that you didn't want to talk about your wife, even when no one brought up the subject.
Frankie: Yeah. That's probably why I ended up at ConFusion. And I guess I finished up here.
Madison: I think it's a little more serious than that. After all, we both know what wifey did and just how much it's going to cost you.
Frankie: All right, look, I'm getting tired of these blackmail insinuations, ok?
Madison: I haven't insinuated a thing. In fact, I've been quite direct. So what's your status over at the hospital now?
Frankie: I, uh, applied to get reinstated. I'm probably working in research until I'm 100%. Why?
Madison: You're going to have access to an awful lot in a position like that.
Frankie: I told you I'm not stealing drugs to get you money.
Madison: Well, then you're going to have to become a little bit more creative. Because once you land that job back at the hospital, you will find a way to replenish my bank account.
Kendall: I'm sure Zach must've told you about my remembering.
Jesse: Yeah. I can see the relief all over your face.
Kendall: I'm sure you can. I didn't kill Stuart. Annie did, and she is the one who should be paying the price.
Jesse: Hey, I'm with you on that one, all right? But the big question that everybody's gonna be asking is, why? Annie saved Adam's life that night by dragging him up to the attic. Now they're engaged.
Kendall: Yeah, the "why" is Emma. Adam caught Annie trying to take Emma from the nursery that night.
Jesse: But then he just turned and walked away. She could've just split.
Kendall: No, I think Annie went after Adam, because she thought he was gonna call the cops. Or, I don't know, maybe she was genuinely concerned about him. Either way, when Annie came back to the nursery, Emma was gone. And I know that because I remember seeing her peeking around the corner downstairs in the parlor. And Annie was nowhere in sight. So maybe then she saw Stuart. She thought it was Adam calling the police to have her arrested for kidnapping. He was in her way, standing between her and her daughter.
Zach: And that's all she ever wanted: That was her daughter. And she'd escaped. She was safe in another country. Then she came back because of Emma. For some reason, she thought that Adam was standing between her and her daughter.
Jesse: Well, ok. You've got your motive and your opportunity, but how you gonna convince her to admit what she did?
Kendall: We don't. Emma is the key to doing that.
Zach: Leave Emma out of this.
Kendall: The last thing I want to do is upset Emma, but clearly she's lying. There's no way she saw me pull that trigger. And now she's carrying around this horrible secret with her, because clearly she saw her mother shoot Stuart.
Jesse: I heard that she's been staying home, missing a lot of day camp. No contact with her mother since Ryan took that phone away.
Zach: Ryan's protecting his daughter. That's what he's supposed to do. I know where you're headed with this, and I'm not doing it.
Kendall: Zach, you're going over there this afternoon to visit Spike. Why can't you just see if Emma is willing to talk?
Zach: Because it's Annie we're after. Spike is with Ryan so we can get some sympathy from Annie. We're not after Emma.
Kendall: Ok. But the way to get to Annie is to get Emma to admit that she saw her mother kill Stuart.
Zach: Hey, Kendall? I'm not doing it.
Adam: You are a true artist, Manny. It looks great.
Adam: Good. You're up.
Scott: Thank you.
Annie: Oh, my God, you're handsome. Now, you don't think this is gonna be more bad luck -- me seeing you in your wedding outfit?
Adam: Annie, you have to forget I saw you in your wedding dress.
Annie: Something's bothering you. What is it?
Adam: I'm just -- I'm just wondering, what do people think about us? About you and me? About us, the difference in our ages? We haven't discussed it at all. I think we are the paradigm of the foolish old rich man and the opportunistic gold digger.
Annie: So I've been told by a few people around here. It seems I've been lax in my duties to remind you how much I love you and how much I need you. I should be telling you every single day and every single second how much I adore you. You've taught me so much.
Adam: Oh. Such as?
Annie: Like how important love is and how those other things don't matter, and I would never have been able to learn that except through you, that money and social status and things -- they don't matter at all, and they will never the most important things in my life. Why would they be when I have you?
Adam: You're right. Why the hell do we care what anybody thinks?
Erica: Good morning. Hi.
Erica: What are you two doing here?
Krystal: Oh, we came to congratulate you. We saw the show yesterday, and it was amazing!
Opal: It was more than amazing. That show will change people's lives. Honey, I am so proud of you. I just can't tell you -- I already sent in my check.
Erica: Oh, thank you. Thank you both.
Krystal: Aw. So when is part two gonna come together?
Erica: Uh, oh, actually, I'm not -- I'm not really sure yet.
Ron: Uh, I just got off the phone with the network. There isn't gonna be a part two.
Erica: You know, sometimes there are more important things than ratings -- like starving children, for example. We're making them aware, Ron.
Ron: Hey, look, you're preaching to the choir here. It's all commendable and worthwhile, but we work for our network masters. And ratings don't lie -- nobody wanted to watch the hungry kids. People -- they have bigger problems in their life. They look to you for the up, happy stuff -- comfort TV.
Erica: Like choosing the right wedding gown?
Erica: So what are you planning for today's latest piece of fluff?
Ron: Oh, it's not fluff. It's a makeover show.
Erica: Oh, Ron, please.
Ron: Look, Erica, I loved the Africa piece. I thought it was beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. It did. Maybe it'll even win an Emmy. But we also need ratings. I thought you loved makeover shows.
Erica: Oh, I did. But my eyes were opened up, Ron. The world has changed, and I've changed, too.
Ron: Yeah. Yeah, but America still wants the old you. Hey, I'm just spitballing here. What if instead of models, we use your friends there?
Erica: For what?
Ron: The makeover show with a personal touch. It's perfect -- how to change your friend's look and still keep them as your friend. Talk to them, and then get them into makeup. Ok, everyone, 20 minutes. Here we go.
Krystal: So -- so what happened?
Erica: Well, a whole planet full of starving children have just been replaced by you two.
Madison: What, something I said?
Frankie: I'm not having this conversation.
Madison: Well, maybe I should have it with the D.C. police, then. Or the media? You could say good-bye to your wife and your father all in one day.
Frankie: Yeah, well, at least I'll be able to say good-bye to you, too.
Madison: Don't be so sure about that. Listen, Frankie, think about what this could mean for you.
Frankie: For me?
Madison: Yeah. You know, last night you said you were sick of not being the man that you want to be. You know, how your mom and dad had to deal with Randi -- you sounded like you've lost all your confidence. When I look at you, I don't see a loser, just someone who's acting like one.
Scott: What is it, Uncle Adam?
Adam: Scott, do you think Annie loves me?
Scott: Do you believe her when she says she loves you?
Adam: Yes, I guess I do. But unlike you, I've been to the well more than my share of times. And when you go back and look at it, sometimes it's something quite different -- mutual affection, attraction, love, a beneficial arrangement.
Scott: You make it sound like a business deal.
Adam: Well, yeah, sometimes that's exactly what it is. And you have yourself a full, gut-wrenching, romantic love. Now, that's -- that's all part of my past. But when I look at Annie, I see the passion and remember that it was then -- that was the real thing. I mean, God, I wish I could have it again. But after your father's death and after all of the failed relationships I've had -- Krystal, Liza, Erica -- I wonder if I'd deserve another chance, or if Annie is just another one of those.
Scott: I guess it comes down to trust. Do you believe Annie when she says she loves you?
Adam: Yes. I do, but sometimes -- sometimes I wonder just how much, how closely I should inspect it.
Scott: Look, the way I see it, it's a very fragile thing. I don't think it's something that you need to examine too closely. It's -- it's difficult to keep alive. I think Dad was the only one that ever made it look easy.
Scott: And if you want to carry on his legacy, it's your turn to trust.
Adam: I want you to know that I trust you. And I -- I think you have -- completely have my best interests at heart.
Adam: Don't ever betray me.
Kendall: You and Zach are missing the perfect opportunity to put this whole thing to rest. Zach knows it, too.
Jesse: Zach just doesn't want to put Emma through any more trauma.
Kendall: Jesse, neither do I. But don't you think her holding on to this lie is even worse?
Jesse: You know what? Right now I'm more concerned about you. Ok, this might not be the state pen, but it's still a prison, Kendall.
Kendall: The nights are the hardest. But that's when my imagination gets the best of me. I get paranoid about Liza, how she feels about Zach, and Zach knows it and won't do anything about it. So he suggested that I start writing again.
Jesse: Hmm. Has it helped?
Kendall: Some. Actually, it's helped a lot. It's what helped me remember everything that happened that night. It helped me clear my mind and allowed me to remember every single detail about that night. It's also allowed me to realize that Emma is the key to ending all of this.
Zach: I came to see Spike. Is he around?
Corrina: Oh, actually, he's taking his nap.
Zach: Oh. Could you check? Maybe he's up. I'd just like to see him.
Corrina: No, sure.
Zach: Hi, Emma.
Zach: This is kind of cool. Cool pencils. Where'd you get these?
Zach: Fusion? So these are the real thing. They're professional pencils. Wow.
Emma: Is this what a prison looks like?
Zach: Yeah. You did a nice job. Bars on the window and the fence right here? That's --
Emma: We have a fence at our school.
Zach: Were you thinking about Kendall?
Emma: I hope she's ok.
Zach: Yeah, I do, too. You know what would be a cool idea? If you drew some pictures for her. I'll make sure I'll get them to her. She'd enjoy that. You want to do that? Draw some pictures?
Emma: I drew pictures for Mommy.
Zach: You did? What, do you -- you want me to take them to her? Sure. Done deal. Hey.
Corrina: He's still sleeping. You want me to wake him up?
Zach: No, no. I'll come back later, thanks. See you, Emma.
Ryan: What are you doing here?
Emma: I showed him my drawings. Do you want to see, Daddy?
Ryan: Hey, sweets, I'll check out your drawings in a minute, ok? So what are you doing here?
Zach: I came to see Spike. You said it was all right.
Ryan: Hey, Corrina, remember you guys were gonna make cookies today? You want to get started on that? What do you think?
Corrina: Oh, yeah. Come on, let's go.
Ryan: Yeah, you can see Spike anytime you want. Absolutely. But I'd like you to stay away from my daughter.
Zach: But if I come here to see Spike, and she says hello, I can't ignore her. That'd be rude.
Ryan: No, of course, it would be. Emma's been hurting a lot lately about Kendall, and I'm trying to keep the details away from her a little bit. I'm trying to protect her, but I'm not gonna lie to her about it. I'd like to be the only one that she talks to about this.
Zach: And that's why you're keeping her away from Annie, as well?
Ryan: Of course, I'm keeping her away from Annie. After everything Annie has done to her, yes. I'm not gonna let her hurt Emma ever again. I'm not a gonna let anybody hurt Emma.
Zach: Maybe she's already hurting, and you just don't want to accept it. Oh, and for the record, I'd never hurt the little girl.
Frankie: I'm sorry that I didn't come home last night.
Randi: Am I supposed to accept these and just forget about it? Or am I gonna get an explanation?
Frankie: Well, you know, I've been really confused. I feel you pushing me away all the time. Do you have any idea how much I wish that I was the one who rescued you from the hotel room and not my father?
Randi: Would you have acted the same way? I mean, would you have put Henry's body in a car and thrown it off a cliff? Would you have risked everything?
Frankie: I would've done anything to protect you. You don't know that?
Randi: You say that now. But at the moment, are you telling me that you wouldn't have thought the worst? That you wouldn't have thought I was having an affair? That I was cheating on you?
Frankie: Wow. The fact that you could even -- you know what? I guess you believe in my father more than you believe in me.
Randi: Ohh --
Opal: Well, I don't know. I mean, maybe that producer guy is right, you know? What with the world being what it is today and people losing their jobs, can't pay their bills, maybe it's too much to ask them to think about just another bad, scary thing that's happening all the way on the other side of the world. And maybe all they want is something to brighten their day and make them laugh a little.
Krystal: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. But when times are tough, it's just too easy to put on blinders. We get so busy thinking about our own problems that we don't want to consider that others have them and much worse. Erica, you said your eyes were opened over there. Well, mine were, too.
Erica: I know. Ohh. But maybe Opal's right. I have a job to do. So, I mean, if people come to me because they want to have an escape, they want to feel good, it's my job. Ok, then I'm gonna give it to them. Nobody does that better than Erica Kane.
Annie: Hmm. You and Adam were having quite the discussion. Everything all right?
Scott: Yeah. No. Um, he was asking a lot of questions.
Scott: About life, love. Call me paranoid, but I'm pretty sure he was hinting about us.
Annie: "Us"? There is no "us."
Scott: Come here. Ahem.
Scott: Come on. Let's just, uh, there you go. Thank you. Ok, you never did show him that recording, did you?
Annie: You mean the one where you were throwing yourself at me? No. I would never show that to Adam. It would only hurt him very, very much. Oh, by the way, Scott? The camera's off. Adam trusts you, ok, a lot more than he ever trusted J.R. You're like his other son. And he loves me very much, and, yes, I love him right back. Adam's a kind of man I've never known before. He loves me for who I am. He takes care of me.
Scott: A father figure?
Annie: Hardly. I find him incredibly sexy. If there's something you'd like to say, Scott, you can say it right now. Ok, fine. I'll say it. You think I'm trying to seduce you -- the swimming, the playing, teasing. The way sometimes like right now I get just a little too close to you. Is that what you're wondering, if I'm trying to seduce you, because the answer is no, Scott. I am not trying to seduce you. Why would I risk all of this for that?
Zach: I hope I'm not interrupting anything.
Scott: No. You're not interrupting a thing. She's all yours.
Annie: Did I miss a phone call or something saying you were coming over?
Zach: From me? No, no, no. I was just driving back from the casino, and I thought about what we talked about. Went to Ryan's to see Spike and, uh, it got me all upset.
Annie: So you thought you'd come over and take it all out on me?
Zach: No. I just thought we both wanted our kids back.
Annie: If we're gonna be working together, it's gonna -- it's gonna take time.
Zach: I've accepted my wife's guilt. I will not accept my son living somewhere else.
Annie: At least you get to see Spike every once in a while. Ok, Ryan doesn't let me anywhere near Emma. I'm not even allowed to talk to her.
Zach: I talked to her. She gave me these to give to you.
Erica: Ok, we're on live today, so please be sure that the script is clear and concise. Ok. Ryan, hi. What a pleasant surprise.
Ryan: I was in the neighborhood. How'd things go with the network?
Erica: Oh, not well. I have been firmly put back in my place -- the happy, independent, modern, feel-good woman way too busy making sure that my friends feel good about how they look to worry about the starving children of the world.
Ryan: I'm surprised.
Erica: Oh, don't be. It's a business. We have to worry about making money.
Ryan: No, what I mean is I'm surprised that you're not fighting this tooth and nail.
Erica: Well, I'm disappointed. But I'm a professional. So it's time right now to throw my shoulders back, put a smile on my face, and get out there and do the job I'm paid to do. Hey, if people take an hour out of their busy days to sit down and watch me for an hour, why not give them exactly what they want to see?
["New Beginnings" theme plays]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, the one, the only, the embodiment of new beginnings, Erica Kane!
[Cheers and applause]
Erica: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a very special episode of "New Beginnings."
Jesse: Hey. How you doing? I just dropped by to see how your first day back at work was going.
Jesse: Oh, that good, huh? What, you -- you talked with Frankie?
Randi: Yeah. And I didn't do a very good job at it either. You know, he's upset because you were the one who helped me in D.C. that night.
Jesse: Oh, it's not that hard to understand. The man loves you, feels he let you down. You know, he couldn't save you, couldn't save the baby. But, Randi, listen to me. You need to go to Frankie from now on about everything. It's time for the two of you to work through this as a couple.
Randi: I don't think that's possible.
Jesse: Don't you -- don't talk like that. Everything that I did -- the lies, the cover-up -- it was just as much for Frankie as it was for you. Ok, now, you owe me. Take responsibility. Make it work with Frankie.
Erica: So here are how my two friends, Opal and Krystal, how they looked when they stopped by the studio this afternoon very unsuspectingly just to say hello.
Erica: And now let's have a look at Opal and Krystal having had a very simple, very economical, a little tweaking to their hair, makeup, and wardrobe. Whoo-hoo!
Erica: Oh, Opal, you first. How do you feel?
Opal: How do I feel? Well, I feel just as fine as a frog's hair split four ways! When I looked in the mirror, I just could not believe my eyes.
Erica: Well, you look fantastic. And all of this was done really very economically.
Opal: They -- they even bought me a new pair of undies.
Erica: Ha ha ha ha! That's probably a little bit too much information.
Opal: Oh, yeah.
Erica: And, Krystal, how about you? You look absolutely gorgeous. How do you feel?
Krystal: I -- I feel great. Really great. And -- and not because you made my hair pretty and you found me this really very lovely, inexpensive dress, but because I saw your show yesterday, and it was magnificent. I mean, this -- this is good for my ego, but what you did in Africa was -- was good for my heart. And if you didn't see the show yesterday, then -- then find a friend who DVR'd it and -- or, I tell you what. No, you call the network, and you tell them to just air that episode again. Air it in prime time.
[Audio cuts out]
Erica: Uh, well, we were obviously having some sound issues, but I've got the trusty backup mike here. So thank you, Krystal. Thank you so much: Everything you said. That show really did mean a lot to me. So now why don't we just ask Opal what she plans to do now that she's had... you know what? I think we have all seen how absolutely stunning these two ladies look already, having had their makeovers, so thank you. Thank you both. Thank you very, very much.
Erica: I have something to say. And to those of you in the booth, you can turn off the teleprompters. This isn't in the script. I want to take this moment to thank all of you, the people who watch me every day. Yesterday I aired a show that really meant a great deal to me. It was about a trip I'd made to Africa, about tens of thousands of starving children. I really did put everything I have into that show, and I really am very proud of it. But the ratings weren't very good. So the people here who pay for everything would like me to go ahead and continue to do the same old stuff that I do. But to be perfectly honest with you, it just doesn't interest me anymore.
Ron: Cut. Cut to commercial.
Ryan: No, no, no, no, no. Let her say what she's got to say.
Ron: I'm sorry. Who the hell are you?
Ryan: I own the company that's your biggest advertiser. That's who I am.
Erica: ...And they are difficult times. I understand that. But we are still the most blessed country on this earth, and it's time for us to share a little. It really is our opportunity to give to the people who need it most -- the children of the world. And please don't misunderstand me. No one is forcing you. You can certainly turn your TV off right now. You can ignore everything that I have to say. But if you want to, I want you to know that you you can really do something. You can stand up and you can give these innocent children a voice. You can make sure that these innocent children are heard. You can stand up, and you can show the world that you care. You can tell the world that -- that we are going to feed those hungry children. We won't tolerate one more hungry baby. We will share some of our riches with the poor children of the world over in Africa and also here in our own country, all over the world.
Opal: You go, girlfriend.
Kendall: Mom, you rock.
Frankie's voice: Hey, it's Frankie. Can't answer right now. Do your thing at the beep.
[Voice mail beeps]
Randi: Hey, it's me. Look, I'm sorry. I was angry. Can we talk, please?
Madison: I knew you'd be back. Didn't go too well with the wife? It usually doesn't when you stay out all night. It certainly never did when Henry kept doing that.
Frankie: Bourbon, on the rocks.
Madison: You better be ready to start discussing how you're going to help me.
Frankie: That's not why I came here.
Madison: Oh, really? Then why did you come here?
Frankie: Because I have nowhere else to go.
Jesse: Hey, come on. You're coming with me back to your wife.
Frankie: Hey, get your hands off me.
Annie: Adam's given me so much -- a second chance, the thought of a new and happy life -- but it doesn't mean anything if I don't have Emma.
Zach: I understand, you know -- unconditional love. You would do anything for Emma, wouldn't you?
Annie: I already have.
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