All My Children Transcript Thursday 9/17/09
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[Disco music plays at Fusion while couples dance]
Singer: All night in the party, in the party come along now it's always good to have some money second It's Friday night, just got paid probably get to do some ballet caught my moves know what they say here at the party but not till day went to the barbershop got my braids went to the carwash moved through the hall...
Zach: Oh, great, now they're going to broadcast me, and I don't know how to dance. That's perfect.
Liza: Don't worry, it's about endurance, not style. Come on. Whoo!
[Kendall watches on TV from home]
Kendall: See the bad woman dancing with Daddy? She looks even meaner on TV.
Kelly: Joining me now is Tad Martin, the emcee of tonight's event. Tad, can you explain this event and its rules to our viewers?
Tad: Absolutely. We're trying to raise money for an incredibly worthwhile cause, and have fun while we do it. Now, all of our dancers have volunteered to do what they're doing for the Fusion Children's Hunger Project. But if our audience wants to do their part, then they have to phone in pledge donations in the name of their favorite couples. Now, any dance team that makes $15,000 or more gets a rest break, and at every level subsequent, etcetera, etcetera.
Kelly: So what you're telling me is that if our viewers feel sorry for a couple who appear to have been on their feet for a long time, what do they do?
Tad: Pledge, pledge, pledge. That is the name of the game. Now, we all understand the economy is tough and that money is tight, but the need is urgent. There are children dying needlessly of hunger every day all around the world. And Erica Kane, who set up the project, came back from Africa determined to do something about it. As a matter of fact, I think we have some footage to show that she brought back with her.
Child: Thank you, thank you!
Erica: You are so welcome. You're welcome. Yes! There you go. Hi.
Angie: Is Natalia going to be on watch duty all night?
Jesse: Till my backup gets here.
Angie: You know, Annie is close to a new trial, and she's convinced a number of people that she's been misunderstood. Everything is falling into place for her. Do you really think she would try something?
Jesse: Well, the last time that crazy bitch showed up to a big party like this, she was wearing a wedding dress and she stabbed Erica Kane. Let's just say I don't want to take a chance.
Jake: So what are you doing, you chaperoning? What, for your mother?
Natalia: No, I'm on duty. I'm keeping tabs on Annie Lavery.
Jake: Oh, Annie Lavery?
Jake: How would you like to get closer to her?
Natalia: Well, what did you have in mind?
Jake: Uh -- just a sec.
Annie: I love dancing with you. You're so smooth.
Adam: A dancing man is only as good as his partner.
Tad: Brother, I need -- I need a favor. Ok?
J.R.: You feel like kicking your heels up for a few hours?
Marissa: Are you serious? But it -- it's already started.
J.R.: Yeah, but there's a 15-minute grace period if we hurry up now.
Marissa: Um -- ok, yeah. Yeah, sure, I'd love to.
J.R.: Well, we have to go. This is your ball gown.
Marissa: Don't you think I'd get a little chilly wearing these things?
J.R.: That's my plan.
[Marissa chuckles and runs upstairs with J.R. as Scott watches]
Tad: We will be posting our donation pledge levels for all of our couples throughout the course of the marathon on the displays. And at this early point, it looks like, not surprisingly, the donations are pouring in for Erica Kane and her partner, Ryan Lavery.
Ryan: Ah. Wow. Whoo-hoo!
Tad: But remember, we have lots of couples dancing. We have a very, very worthwhile cause, so please, please do your part. Call in your pledges.
Brot: This is a long way from our dances in the desert, huh?
Taylor: Oh, my gosh, worlds apart. It's so fun.
Taylor: I'm so glad we can still be friends. You're too good a person to be out of my life forever.
Brot: Aw, isn't that sweet?
Jake: Just go with me on this, ok? For a second.
David: What the hell -- I need to speak with you.
Tad: Ah. Well, if it isn't our very own Dr. David Hayward, chief of staff at the Pine Valley Hospital. How are you holding up tonight, Doc?
David: I'm fine, fine, thank you.
Tad: Oh, that's nice to hear. Terrific. And who is your gorgeous dance partner this evening?
David: Ah, this is Amanda Dillon.
Tad: No, don't you mean Amanda Martin? The wife of renowned surgeon, Jake Martin, who's on your staff?
David: I think that's a -- a bit of an overstatement, don't you? But listen, I need to talk to you about something.
Tad: Wait, I'll tell you what. Isn't it worth a pledge or three for one of our community's favorite lifesavers? We're not going to tell you who. You make the choice. You keep your eye on that monitor, you'll find out who the most popular doctor is.
Tad: You let your brother start dancing after the competition started.
Tad: Easy, easy. No, no, no, no, there's a 15-minute grace period. It's in the rules. And, oh -- oh, oh. What's this? I'm getting a newsflash. Oh, I am sorry, but I think a $5,000 donation has been made in the name of Jake Martin. And get this. It comes from your very own staff.
Tad: Isn't it nice to know that you can always count on your coworkers?
David: Come on. 20 -- 20, ok?
Randi: Who said this was going to be a lot of work?
Frankie: Not me. I can go all night.
Tad: I'm sorry -- if you -- if you stop moving, you get disqualified.
Angie: That's better.
Jesse: Well, I'm just trying to keep an eye out for --
Angie: Yeah, I know what you're trying to do, but just for a little bit, stop worrying about Madison North.
Jesse: Baby, I can't afford to do that. Until I know where she is, I have to assume that she's going to show up here. And we both know that she ain't coming here to dance.
Madison: Yes, hi. I'd like to pledge $12,000 to couple number 32. Doctor and Mrs. Frankie Hubbard.
Tad: Oh, yes! A huge donation has just been made, in honor of Dr. Frankie Hubbard.
Tad: Whoo! Well done.
Tad: Dr. Hubbard is one of Pine Valley's legitimate heroes, having just come back from Iraq on a tour of duty where he was injured. This means that you and your wife are very close to a much needed rest.
Frankie: All right.
[A few applaud]
Pete: Uh --
Colby: Are you ok?
Pete: Maybe I shouldn't have had that big lemonade before we started. Have we gotten any bids yet?
Colby: Oh -- no! I swear, if we have to drop out because you forgot to go to the bathroom --
Pete: No, no.
Colby: I'll kill you.
Pete: I'm ok. I'm good, I'm good.
Colby: All right.
J.R.: I'm so glad you didn't already sign up to dance.
Marissa: Nobody asked.
J.R.: Well, I'm surprised you didn't ask Scott.
J.R.: When we were together the other night, we were having a great time. And then you had to leave because of David. I just had a feeling it was because of someone else.
Marissa: No, it -- it's complicated.
J.R.: I'm going to be here for a while. If you want to talk, I mean.
Marissa: Maybe I haven't been completely honest with you.
Tad: Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please? Uh -- I just received word that we have a pledge for $20,000.
[Cheers and applause]
Tad: Yes, yes. However -- however, there is a stip -- a stipulation. Everybody here has to do a dance called "The Drunken Turkey." And I have asked two friends of mine to help me out here to demonstrate. No, no, no, no, no. No, I didn't -- look, I didn't make the phone call. Ok, first you squawk with your hands. Everything is in fours. Then you flap your wings, then shake your tail feathers. You clap four times, you do -- no, it gets better. You do all these moves four times over, and then you link arms with the person next to you, swing around four times, then reverse it and swing back four times. Repeat the whole thing until the song stops. It's for a good cause. Here we go.
Erica: All right, thank you, Tad Martin.
Ryan: You need to demonstrate.
Tad: No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Woman: Come on, Tad!
[Music begins playing]
[Clapping four times]
Zach: Turn around, do the -- hey.
Erica: I don't believe you're here. I don't believe you're here at all, but coupling with her?
Zach: I'm just here to dance with you and watch you snap your beak. Chicken...
Liza: What, what?
Erica: It's just -- it's just a shame that Zach didn't pick a more popular partner, because obviously, you're not bringing any of the pledges. And you two are going to be really, really tired if you don't take a break.
Liza: Well, we don't plan on taking a break. Actually, we plan on dancing all night long, don't we? Come on, Erica, flap your wings. Who knows? Maybe you will take off and fly away.
Ryan: Whoa, whoa, whoa -- ok, Erica, time to promenade down here. Come on, babe. Come on.
Erica: Oh! I just do not understand him.
Ryan: I have a feeling that the whole dancing with Liza thing is just a front. Looks to me like he's got his eyes on a different woman.
Annie: Looks like -- looks like all eyes are on us.
Adam: Yeah -- no, not us. You.
[Kendall watches from her secret room]
Tad's voice: Excuse me, Mr. Slater, but I'm a little surprised you're here tonight.
Zach's voice: It's for a good cause.
Tad's voice: Yes, I know, but everybody knows about the problems you've been having -- personal problems with your wife.
Zach: We're working on an appeal.
Tad: Oh, ok. And I suppose as Kendall's attorney that you're here representing her in some way?
Liza: We're here to help feed the starving children.
Tad: Uh-huh. Well, you get to it.
Kendall: Feed your starving libido is more like it. I don't see either one of you looking for Annie, either. Why don't you throw a stick at Liza, Tad? Maybe she'll go away.
Angie: Oh, looks like Natalia found a way to blend in.
Natalia: Thanks for letting me cut in. It was Jake's idea. He wanted to be closer to Amanda. But it is kind of helping me out a little bit.
Brot: Well, I get to dance with a beautiful woman, and help out with a worthwhile charity. Nothing wrong with this picture in my eyes.
[Annie imitates train and laughs laughs]
Erica: Oh, Adam, you must have been taking some dance lessons recently. When Adam and I were married, actually, both times, he used to step on my toes all the time.
Adam: You have such large feet, they're easier to hit.
Tad: I have good news for you four. You've all earned rest breaks. Well done.
Erica: Ok, ok.
Annie: All right.
Tad: You, on the other hand, have a little ways to go.
[Adam moves Pete's hand to Colby's waist]
Adam: Watch the hands, hmm?
[Colby moves Pete's hand much further down, much to his pleasure]
Natalia: Hey. Do you want me to follow her down?
Jesse: No. I got people down there watching.
Marissa: When I left the other night -- when I got David's phone call, I didn't really have to go. And I'm really sorry that I did that to you. I just needed to leave.
J.R.: To go see Scott?
Marissa: You saw us? You were spying on me?
Zach: I got to find a way to get down there.
Liza: All right, you know what? Let's get the phone ringing. Catch me.
Zach: Whoa! Hey.
[Zach chuckles as Liza dances sensuously close to Zach]
Liza: Follow me.
Tad: Looks like somebody's been taking their vitamins.
Kendall: I hope both of you break your ankles.
Annie: Ah. Thank you. I needed the break. How are you doing?
Adam: Fit as a fiddle.
Adam: You know, all this is going to be very good for your cause.
Adam: It can't hurt your case to see that face connected with raising charity -- money for charity.
Adam: And all those pledges -- you must be very popular.
Erica: Oh, come on, Adam. I mean, we all know that all of your pledges are coming from your flunkies at Chandler Enterprises. And please, tell them to keep it up. I mean, those hungry children -- they don't care if you stack the deck, and neither do I, but please don't stand here and try to fool Annie into thinking that she's getting any kind of personal popular support.
Annie: You just hate the fact that Adam's found some happiness, don't you?
Erica: Oh, he has? Oh, I -- I'm sorry. Somehow, I don't look at you and see happiness. I think you're just his new plaything.
Annie: Oh, well, you're one to talk. Here's your new plaything right now.
Ryan: Can we not do this today, please, everybody?
Adam: I quite agree. Curb your pet, Erica.
Ryan: You know what? Stop pretending like you guys are here for any philanthropic reason, ok? We know why you're here. You want to Annie to look good for the potential jury pool out there. But it's not going to work. You guys, you can dream your happy dreams that you're going to live happily ever after with your daughter, but there's no way that I'm going to let Emma turn into some twisted version of you.
[Erica gasps as Annie tries to slap Ryan who grabs her wrist]
Ryan: Too bad the cameras didn't catch that. Well, it just proves my point, though, that you are still as unstable as ever.
Annie: I shouldn't have let him get to me like that.
Adam: I rather enjoyed it.
Annie: I'll be back in a minute.
Erica: You keep her in line, Adam. Or I swear, I will have her thrown out, and I will make sure that every TV camera catches every single second of it.
Ryan: Here you go. When's it going to sink in, though, Adam? I mean, I'm just curious. When is it going to sink in that Annie is just using you to get Emma?
Adam: Well, it'll take more than your paranoid rants. It's really getting under your skin, isn't it? Because people are starting to see the real Annie. And they don't know who to trust anymore. Even your good buddy Zach.
Ryan: What is that supposed to mean?
Natalia: Look, I didn't come here to dance, ok? I'm supposed to be keeping an eye on Annie, and now she's gone.
Brot: Relax. She's just on a break. She's not going to split and risk getting thrown back into jail.
Jesse: Natalia, I told you to relax. I've got a backup team on it. Now you enjoy yourself. That's an order. See? There you go. Have some fun.
Annie: Aren't you supposed to keep like a certain amount of distance or something?
Officer: No, ma'am. We want you to know we're here.
Annie: Ok, will you just give me a minute to breathe, please? Please?
Scott: Maybe you should have stayed at home. You could have had the whole mansion to yourself.
Annie: Well, that's ok. I would do anything for a good cause.
Scott: Yeah, I don't buy that. What are you really doing here, Annie? You trying to stir things up? You trying to provoke Ryan?
Annie: I'm just here to dance, Scott, and enjoy an evening with the man that I love. That's all. No hidden agenda, just trying to enjoy an evening in the real world. But I'm sure you don't believe a word I say, do you?
Scott: No. No, I think you're hiding something.
Annie: Well, even if I were, I certainly wouldn't tell you about it.
[Door opens and closes]
J.R.: Look, I should have told you about seeing you and Scott together. I wanted to confront you, but I just couldn't. Since then, I can't get that image of you two together out of my mind. But now that we're here like this, I can't let you go. I don't want to let you go.
Marissa: Ok, my turn. I don't want to let you go, either.
Tad: Congratulations. You and Randi have just earned a break.
Randi: Oh. Do you mind if we bank it? We're kind of enjoying this.
Tad: Fair enough.
[David keeps turning around to keep an eye on Jake]
Amanda: You know, if I'm going to be dancing with you for hours and hours, I'd appreciate a little attention.
David: Huh. I'm sorry, you -- you want attention? From me?
Amanda: I like to dance. So excuse me if I expect my partner to show a little interest.
[Nanny Carrie walks in holding Trevor]
Amanda: Oh, let's go dance over there -- say hi to our baby.
David: Yeah, definitely.
Taylor: Why are you torturing yourself? Why don't you just go home?
Jake: Because if the whole thing comes crashing down, I -- I want to be here for her.
Liza: Well, thank God we got a break. I can certainly use it. But I guess we weren't fast enough.
Liza: You know, I'll be back.
Ryan: Why don't you go on up? I'll be up in a minute.
Erica: Uh -- ok. Actually, I need to talk to some volunteers right over here.
Zach: You all rested up? You ready for round two?
Ryan: You want to tell me what's going on with Annie?
Zach: I don't follow.
Ryan: Really? Just that you've been really interested in Emma lately. A little too interested. You know, and not just regarding Kendall's case.
Zach: You seem paranoid.
Ryan: The thing about it is that Emma, when she saw Annie upstairs --
Ryan: She didn't look that excited. She didn't look that sort of surprised, like they hadn't seen each other in weeks. It looked to me like -- like maybe they had. Like maybe somebody had been arranging for them to get together.
Zach: I think you're imagining things.
Ryan: Am I? Helping Annie reclaim Emma would be a great way to get back at me, and you have been looking for a way to get revenge for a while now, right? I mean, is that what this is about?
Zach: Yeah. That's exactly what this is about. If you're concerned about Emma's welfare, you should spend more time at home. Unless there's another Kane woman distracting you.
Ryan: You know what? Don't bring Erica into this, Zach. It's between you and me. And if I find out that you've been using Emma in any way --
Erica: Hey, Ryan, we need to get back to the dance floor, or we are going to be disqualified.
[Ryan and Erica chuckle]
Erica: Oh! Ha ha.
Liza: You ok?
Liza: Yeah? Yeah?
Zach: I got to go. I'm going to wash my hands.
Kendall: I want to talk to my husband.
Colby: What are you doing?
Pete: Just a few fancy moves. It worked for Liza and Zach. It got their bids up, and they got to take their break.
Pete: I really have to pee.
Colby: Oh, ok.
Natalia: We don't have any pledges. I don't -- I don't get it.
Brot: Well, I'm not Adam Chandler, and you're not Erica Kane. The famous people get the first votes.
Natalia: What about war heroes?
Brot: I'm not a war hero, I'm just a survivor.
Natalia: You served our country. You deserve more votes than Adam Chandler.
Brot: You know what? I got an idea. I wasn't planning on dancing tonight, so none of my friends know that I'm here. Maybe I could twitter up a few donations. How about that?
J.R.: When you said you didn't want to let go of me --
J.R.: I hope it's not because of the cancer.
Marissa: No, it's -- it's got nothing to do with that.
J.R.: But that's why you walked out of the cabin. Because you were thinking about it.
Marissa: No, it's not about the cancer.
J.R.: Well, then why did you leave? If it wasn't about that, and it wasn't about Scott, why?
Marissa: I got scared.
J.R.: Scared about what?
Marissa: I'm falling in love with you.
Liza: No, I told you, we're on a break. He must be in the bathroom.
Kendall: So, who's looking after your son while you're dancing the night away? Or does it not even matter as long as you get to spend more time with Zach?
Liza: I'm sorry that you have to go through this, Kendall. I know how it must look on television, but whatever looks like is going on isn't. Zach and I are working very hard to prove your innocence. [Whispers to Zach: It's Kendall]
Zach: What are you doing?
Kendall: What are you doing? Staying close to Annie, my ass. FYI, Zach -- Annie is upstairs at Fusion dancing the night away, while you hang out somewhere nice and comfy cozy with Liza. Why don't you just admit it? You don't want to look after Annie, you just wanted to get away from me, so you can spend the evening with Liza.
[Zach closes the phone]
Kendall: Hello? Hello?
Marissa: I just told you I'm falling in love with you, and -- and you haven't said a thing.
J.R.: I'm just kind of surprised. And I'm kind of scared as hell. But I'm falling in love with you, too.
[Scott watches J.R. and Marissa kissing as they dance]
Amanda: Don't do that to her, not in front of all these people. Come on, just leave her alone. Please, for me.
Adam's voice: Stuart, I'm glad I caught you. Please, please. Don't leave me here alone.
Erica: Hey, what is it? What's wrong? Is it what happened downstairs?
Ryan: I think Zach has arranged Annie and Emma to see each other.
Erica: You're kidding. I mean, wouldn't -- wouldn't Emma have told you that?
Ryan: Well, I would hope so, but she hasn't exactly been honest about what's going on with her mother lately, that's for sure.
Erica: You know something? You have been such a generous supporter and such a great dance partner, and most importantly, you have been my best friend. And what did I do in return? I made such a big mistake by allowing Annie and Adam to stay here. Ryan, I'm so sorry. I never realized in a million years the effect that her presence here would have on you, so you, please, go, right now. Go home to Emma.
Ryan: If I quit now, they win, Erica. And I'm not talking about the dance competition. No. No, I'm in the middle of a fight here, and my daughter is in the middle of that. And now it's not just with Annie and Adam, it's with Zach, too. I'm not going to walk away from that fight. In fact, it's time for me to go on the offensive.
Annie: Adam? What is it?
[Adam experiences flashes of memory]
Erica: Do you really want to go on the offensive?
Ryan: Why? What are you thinking?
Erica: I'm saying look at Adam. He's not going to make it. He looks like he's about to give up any minute.
Ryan: So we should take advantage of the situation.
[Ryan whispers in Erica's ear]
Erica: Ok. Oh!
Erica: Oh! Ow, ow!
Ryan: Oh. Hold on.
Erica: Ooh, ooh. Ooh, ooh.
Erica: Go to her, get close to her, and crush her. Agh -- I'm -- I'm --
Ryan: Is it ok? Do you mind?
Tad: Wow. Erica --
Ryan: Here, why don't you use this?
Ryan: Is it ok? Do you mind?
Tad: Wow. Is it bad enough that you have to stop?
Tad: Sorry, Ryan. You know, the rules state you got 30 seconds to find another partner or you're out.
Annie: Hey, I -- I'm worried about you.
Adam: I just need to sit down.
Ryan: Well, you know -- uh -- we both just lost our partners, so we got a few seconds to find somebody else. Otherwise, we're disqualified, so -- um -- I don't know -- what do you say we -- we do this, for the sake of the kids? Or you could go home, you know? It's up to you.
[Adam motions for Annie to go ahead and dance]
Ryan: Yeah? All right. So --
Liza: No, you'll get your chance.
Zach: If he got over there so quickly, he's got a reason.
Randi: Ah. Where's all the water?
Volunteer: Someone went to get some water. It'll be just a second.
[Madison goes in the rest room and pours the contents of a small vial into a water bottle]
Marissa: So what are we doing on the roof?
J.R.: I just wanted to be alone with you.
[J.R. and Marissa kiss]
Amanda: What would be so terrible about J.R. and Marissa being an item?
David: You're kidding, right? You of all people should know better. J.R. is poison.
Scott: Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Adam: All right, there's nothing wrong with me. Not -- not physically, anyway.
Scott: Ok. Well, then what is it?
Adam: I -- I keep -- I keep having these flashes. Images about what happened that night, the night of the murder.
Scott: Of what?
Adam: Well, I can't say. It's -- it's just pieces, that's all.
J.R.'s voice: You bartered with my son. I will never forgive you for that.
Krystal's voice: I've got nothing left -- because of you!
Zach's voice: And if anything happens to my son because of it -- if he suffers for one second...
J.R.'s voice: You're going to have Zach Slater over here with knives out aimed for your neck. It's not going to be easy to hit you square in the heart.
David's voice: And you will go to hell with my smile burned into your eyes!
Scott: Uncle Adam --
Adam: Look. Look at them. They're all looking at her. Do you know why?
Scott: Yeah. Yeah, they think she killed my father. And what are you thinking now? Do you think she did it?
Adam: Oh, no, no. No, I don't think that at all, I just -- at first, I thought I was just imagining what might have happened that night. But now, I'm not so sure.
[Kendall watches Ryan and Annie dancing]
Annie: What are you up to? You know exactly what I'm talking about. You're trying to get me to confess to something I didn't do, Ryan, you can forget about it. It's not going to happen.
[Annie gasps when Ryan quickly dips her]
Ryan: We'll see.
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