All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/2/09
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Jake: I -- I can't do this. I can't do this anymore. I can't rip my heart out over you when you clearly don't respect this, you know, and honor this. I mean, look at me. I'm down at this hospital. I'm worried about somebody's kid, not just anybody's kid, David Hayward. At the end of the day, I'm just a guy who's, you know, married to that little boy's mom. That's who I am, and I don't know if you know this, but I've been through all of this before. I did this with Colby, and now I'm doing it with Trevor, and I can't. I can't do it.
Amanda: Are you just trying to punish me?
Jake: It's not -- it's not just what you did with David, although that killed me. I don't even know how I'm gonna deal with that, exactly. It's about raising that man's offspring. I -- I love you. I mean, I'm deeply in love with you, but I can't raise that man's children. I just can't.
Amanda: Look. I understand why you're saying these things, because you're hurt, ok? Listen. You can't mean what you're saying about Trevor because you can't. He's your son, and you are much more the -- you are so much more of a father than David.
Dr. Hines: I'm sorry. I saw you here with the baby. Are you doing another DNA test?
David: No. He had a high fever, so we brought him in just in case. Thankfully, it was just an ear infection. He gave us quite the scare, but my son is gonna be just fine.
Dr. Hines: You know how accurate DNA tests are.
David: I don't give a damn about the tests. This is my boy, my son. I am his father now and forever.
[J.R. coughs blood into his hankie]
Women: Gloria in Excelsis Deo --
Marissa: You want some hot chocolate? What happened?
J.R.: Um, I, uh -- I put my hand in the ornament box, cut my finger on one of them. Better get myself a Band-aid before I bleed all over the place.
Women: In Excelsis Deo --
Opal: Erica, honey, I got to talk to you pronto. Give me a ring, ok?
Tad: Ma, Erica is not in town.
Opal: What do you mean? Where'd she go?
Tad: She's in L.A. She's looking for Kendall.
Opal: L.A.? Why in the world would Kendall go out there?
Tad: It's a long story.
Liza: Wh-what are you doing?
Zach: Exactly what I want to do.
Liza: I'm out of here. Ok, so what was that, hmm? I mean, what do you think I am?
Zach: I'm sorry. I just --
Liza: You think I've just been waiting around here for you to just snap your fingers like that?
Liza: No. Oh, so I'm honestly someone that you can turn to now that you realize that your marriage is over, really, or am I just the quickest way to get back at Kendall?
Zach: I'm not trying to get back at Kendall.
Liza: Oh, you're such a liar. She hurt you. You got to hurt her back, right? I mean, that is the Zach Slater way, and what am I in all of this? I'm just a prop, right, just a warm body that you can use, so you can get even on her? Go brood. Go sulk. Go plot your revenge, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna be a part of that.
Tad: So, Kendall just kept moving -- walk -- even after she found out the charges have been dropped and Adam had confessed.
Opal: That makes no sense.
Tad: Well, there is a bit more to it, but it gets complicated, and now may not be the right time.
Opal: Oh, last couple of nights, I have been waking up, bad dreams, only they're not bad dreams. They're premonitions.
Tad: What'd you see?
Opal: I don't remember.
Tad: Well, that's helpful.
Opal: Well, I may not know exactly what it's about, but I do know that Adam's confession isn't the end of things. It's only the beginning.
Kathy: What about the lights?
Tad: You're absolutely right. It is time once again to turn on the lights.
Opal: Ooh, yes.
J.R.: Hey, I'll get them.
Marissa: How's your finger?
J.R.: Well, it stopped bleeding. No worries. All right.
Krystal: All righty.
J.R.: Here we go.
Krystal: Here we go.
J.R.: 2, 3 --
[J.R. plugs in the Christmas tree lights]
Krystal: Oh! Uh-oh.
[The electricity goes out]
Opal: Yeah. Here we go, right down the rabbit hole.
Dr. Hines: It's understandable that you've bonded with the child, but the tests were indisputable. This little boy is someone else's son.
David: Doctor, I want you to listen to me, and I want you to listen very closely, all right? From the very beginning, this child was mine. I was supposed to have a son. Everyone in this town, they knew it, and they tried to keep him away from me. I went to hell and back to get him in my arms, and I'm not gonna let you nor anyone else take him away from me. Do you understand me? Now, any information that you have, anything that proves otherwise, I want you to destroy. Burn the tests. Shred the evidence, any documents you have. Forget you ever knew me. The one thing you shouldn't forget is that you already took a bribe, and you have a new job in California to show for it. Your career depends on it, Doctor. Now, shouldn't you be on your way to California?
Dr. Hines: I suppose so.
David: Good. I wish you well.
Amanda: Please don't walk away from me, Jake.
Jake: You stood in that room, and you heard him. He said that Trevor is not mine, he's never gonna be mine, that I don't even belong here, right? You know, it'd be maybe a different story if our first stupid plan had worked out, like we were gonna pretend that Trevor was ours by lying to everybody, saying the baby didn't make it, you know, and even though I despise David, even he didn't deserve that, and look what the universe has thrown us now. We're not allowed to be together because of David. He gets to call the shots. I can't be Trevor's father.
Amanda: Why not?
Jake: I can't be Trevor's father, because I'm not allowed to be his father. It hurts too much, anyway, and I'm done pretending to be his dad and pretending about you and everything.
Amanda: What are you talking about?
Jake: Look, honey. I just feel like I'm fighting a losing battle here, and all the time that we have been together, I did believe that you were supposed to be with me, but now maybe you are supposed to be with David. I don't know.
Amanda: What? How can you say something like that?
Jake: I say that, because I feel like the more I fight for you, the further away you get, the closer you get to him. I feel like I'm smashing my head against a wall here, ok? Like someone is slapping me in the face saying, "Wake up, Jake. Wake up. Look at the facts."
Amanda: I am not meant to be with David. You and I are, and no matter how hurt you are right now, deep down inside, I know, Jake. I know that you feel that way, too.
Jake: How I feel is, um, lost, and I just need to go someplace to pull the knife out of my heart.
Amanda: Please don't say it. Please, Jake. You belong here with me.
Jake: And that's not here.
Jake: Excuse me. Can I talk to you about something?
Angie: Is this about your shift change?
Jake: Yeah. It's about my shift change. Maybe you could just change them all. In fact, cancel them all, because I'm quitting.
Angie: What's wrong?
Jake: Nothing. I'm just quitting. I'm punching out. I'm gonna punch the clock. Do we have a clock?
Angie: Did you find another job?
Jake: No. I'm just on my way to look for my new life.
Amanda: Jake, why are you doing this?
Jake: I'm just acting as -- you know, usually supposed to behave this way, actually. I've always been like this. I never really stick with anything that long. In fact, I have a reputation to uphold.
Angie: You know you're being ridiculous.
Jake: Yes. I am. I'm ridiculous, and this is me leaving.
Amanda: Jake, please.
Angie: Just let me talk to him.
Amanda: He's not gonna listen to you. My God, it's over.
Angie: Not if I can knock some sense into him.
[Tad gets the lights back on]
Opal: Oh, wow, he did it.
Tad: Huh? Huh? Let me hear it for me. It was the circuit breaker. It was overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of our tree.
Opal: Oh, that's my boy.
Marissa: It's beautiful.
J.R.: Yeah, but we have to get going, though. It's getting late.
Little Adam: No sleepover?
J.R.: Well, I just don't think tonight is a good night.
Krystal: Oh, come on, J.R., I mean, unless you have other plans.
J.R.: Are you sure?
Tad: Absolutely. You don't need an invitation -- you know that -- right? Come on. Lighten up. It's just a fuse.
J.R.: Ok, then.
Little Adam: Yay.
Krystal: Yeah. Sleepover.
J.R.: But you behave yourself, ok? All right? All right. Listen. This whole tree thing without Uncle Stuart was gonna be tough, but this helped a lot.
Tad: Oh, well, I'm just glad you could be here, both of you. Tell you what. What do you say we make this a new tradition, huh?
J.R.: I'd like that.
Tad: Ok. Love you.
J.R.: Love you, too. Thank you.
Marissa: Good night, Tad. Thanks a million.
Tad: See you later, gorgeous. Mwah.
Tad: Get home safe.
Marissa: We will.
[Cell phone rings]
Tad: Ok. Hey, Amanda.
Amanda: Tad, I need help.
Tad: Why? What's up?
Amanda: It's Jake.
Tad: Is he all right? He didn't get into it with Hayward, did he?
Amanda: He's quitting -- his job, me, Trevor. Angie is trying to talk to him, but I'm not really holding out much hope, so can you talk to him for me?
Tad: Yeah. Sure. I'm on it.
Amanda: Thank you. Everything is such a mess, I didn't really think it could get much worse, but guess I was wrong.
Tad: Well, try to keep your chin up, ok? I'll call you and tell you how I do.
Amanda: Ok. Thank you.
Krystal: I'll tell you what. I have an idea. How about some milk and cookies before going upstairs, huh?
Krystal: All right. Come on. Let's go.
Opal: Set you up in the playroom, huh?
[Opal gets a bad feeling when she sees Kendall's picture on the front page of the Pine Valley Bulletin with the headline "Fugitive Cleared."]
Zach: Wait. What about the divorce?
Liza: You are unbelievable. You really think that I'm gonna work with you after that, really?
Zach: I need it over.
Liza: You need a piece of paper from the court to tell you that you're not married anymore?
Zach: No. I don't need a piece of paper. I got a ring for that. I need a piece of paper to tell me that I can move on with my son.
Liza: Oh, now I get it. Right. So, you want my help to make sure that you get full custody of your son, right, so Kendall doesn't see him anymore. Hell, why don't I get Ryan's son for you, too, while I'm at it?
Zach: She made a choice.
Liza: Ok. You know what? I got custody problems of my own, so if you need to go tell Kendall that she hurt you or that you regret giving her a second chance, then do it on your own, ok? Man up and do it, because if you can't, you're a damn coward.
Zach: I'm a coward? She made a choice. She moved in with another man. She left me and her kids. There's nothing more to say to me.
Liza: Wow, look at that. Kendall and I have something in common, because you and I have nothing more to say, either.
Angie: What the hell is wrong with you?
Jake: Why don't you go talk to Amanda? She's got all the details.
Angie: All right, so you walk up against something that you can't fix right away. So your answer is to quit, walk out?
Angie: Well, you know what? I'm not going to accept your resignation, and I am not going to let you walk away from Amanda.
Jake: Oh, that's really not up to you, is it?
Angie: You know what? Tell me something. Were you patronizing me when you said that you understood what we discussed, that being married to Amanda means that you have got to make it easy for her to talk to you about anything and everything, part of your job description as a husband? You listen, try to understand.
Jake: You know something? You knew all about them, didn't you? So, were you patronizing me when you told me that I should go stand by her side, that I should go talk to her whilst you knew about it?
Angie: No. I wasn't patronizing you. It wasn't my place to tell you, but I don't mind reminding you of your wedding vows.
Jake: Oh, you're talking about the same vows that Amanda broke, those vows?
Angie: You know what? Listen to me. You know what? It doesn't count if you're only there for Amanda when things are easy. It's when it all hits the fan. That's the true test of a partner, and that's when she needs to see that you are the man that you promised her you'd be.
Jake: Let me ask you something, Angie. If I quit my job, and I'm not with Amanda, do you think that makes me a failure? Because if you do, that's on you, ok? To me, it's pure survival. I'm in survival mode. Here. Take care of yourself. I'm taking the stairs.
[Jake puts his ID tag into Angie's hand]
Angie: I'm still not accepting it.
Liza: Jake. Jake, it's Liza. Listen. It's important.
Tad: Could I help?
Liza: Oh, hey.
Liza: No. I got to get in there. I got to talk to Jake.
Tad: Yeah? Well, I came to do the same thing, except I have a key, which means we can go in and wait.
Liza: Oh, no. That's all right. You know what? I should probably just come back or get a hotel.
Tad: Hotel? What are you talking about? What happened?
Liza: Um, yeah. I need a place to stay, maybe Colby, too.
Tad: What's wrong with your place?
Liza: Colby can just stay in the bedroom over there. I could take the couch.
Tad: Liza --
Liza: I mean, just as long as Jake can put up with us, or I can find another place to stay that's really close by, you know?
Tad: What's going on with you? Is something wrong?
Liza: Um --
[Liza hugs Tad]
Marissa: You know, that's the first time I ever decorated a Christmas tree before.
J.R.: You got to be kidding me.
J.R.: You didn't celebrate Christmas?
Marissa: Well, no. Of course, I did. My parents just had this tradition. One night, I would go to sleep, and then in the morning when I would get up, there would be a Christmas tree in the living room just fully decorated. You know, they told me that the elves had brought it. It was a really, really special tradition.
Marissa: It just kind of made me that much more excited for Christmas.
J.R.: You know, I'd like to start Christmas memories like that for Little Adam.
Marissa: So, what's stopping you?
J.R.: You know what? You're right. You're right. Tonight is the perfect night to be doing that with him at Tad's. It's a little late right now, but I bet you I can still find a tree.
Marissa: Ok. Let's go.
J.R.: No, no. You know what? How about this? I'll get it done a lot faster if you go downstairs, try to track down some lights, some ornaments, all right?
J.R.: It's ok. I'll be back. It won't take me very long, right?
J.R.: All right?
Marissa: See you in a bit.
J.R.: All right.
[Opal puts out her tarot cards]
Krystal: I thought you burned those things.
Opal: Well, I know, but they keep pulling me back. Something is not right.
Krystal: Dare I ask?
Opal: It's Kendall.
Krystal: Yeah. Well, I could've told you that without the cards.
Opal: This isn't about something that's happened. This is about something that is gonna happen. You smell something?
Krystal: Just the tree. It smells like Christmas.
Opal: No. It's not that. It's a mediciney smell.
Opal: Maybe Kendall is hurt. Maybe she is in the hospital. I got to go.
Krystal: Go? Go where?
Opal: To tell Zach.
Zach: I will have one more, Brian.
Francesca: Graveyard is about to come on, and it's pretty quiet around here, so maybe you should think about calling it a night.
Zach: Maybe you should think about minding your own business.
Francesca: I was just trying to be a friend.
Zach: I'm not looking for friends right now. I'm looking for employees. I know what I'm doing. I know when I'm done, so shh. Leave me alone. Thank you. Watch this.
[Zach downs his drink with one gulp]
Opal: Oh, thank God. I was hoping I would find you.
Zach: What do you want?
Opal: I have been having some bad feelings, very bad, about Kendall.
Zach: Welcome to my world.
Opal: No, really. This isn't just the emotional kind. I'm feeling real danger here, Zach. I mean, I can't quite put my finger on it, but ever since I heard that Kendall didn't want to come home, I have just been --
Zach: She didn't just decide to leave home. She abandoned her family. She abandoned me, her children, her house, and as far as this danger that you're feeling, anybody around Kendall will feel just that.
Opal: Oh -- I'm so sorry. I --
Zach: Sorry for what? I didn't ask for anything from you. This has nothing to do with you. It's my life, not your life.
Jake: Hey, hey, hey! Why don't you back the hell off?
Angie: I'm sorry. He wouldn't listen.
Amanda: Thanks for trying. I called Tad. I asked for him to talk to him, but I'm not really holding my breath with him, either, so -- I have never seen Jake like this. You told me to tell him.
Angie: And it was the right thing to do.
Amanda: Of course, it was. Look how much it helped. I really wish I would've told him sooner.
Angie: Listen to me. I know that you think it's over, but it's not unless you give up, and you cannot do that. You cannot let David win.
David: Did I win something? If you don't mind, I'd like to talk to Amanda for a moment, please.
Angie: I do mind. We're having a private conv --
Amanda: It's ok, Angie.
Angie: You sure?
David: I just spoke with Dr. Evans. He thinks it's a good idea to keep Trevor here overnight, just in case. You look tired. If you don't mind, I'll stay here. You can go home.
Amanda: No. I am staying with my son.
[Tad hands Liza a drink]
Tad: No charge.
Tad: You want to tell me what that was all about?
Liza: Yeah. I just came from Zach's.
Tad: Oh, yeah?
Liza: Yeah. He's a mess. Oof. He's trying to make everyone else around him a mess, too. Yeah. There was a time that I thought that we would really be a --
Tad: Yeah. I know. I was there, remember? Something changed?
Liza: Me, I guess.
Tad: You mind if I tell you I'm proud of you for not jumping into the middle of that whole thing?
Liza: Well, that really wasn't hard. He is such a toxic combination of anger, pain, frustration. It's really the last thing I need, especially now that I'm having this --
Tad: What? Hey, what has this got to do with you wanting to move in with Jake?
Liza: So, I think I'm gonna lose my baby. Stuart's biological mother wants him back. What am I gonna do with that one?
Angie: Thank you.
J.R.: Hey, you got a sec?
Angie: What's wrong?
J.R.: I've been trying to get ahold of Dr. Kahn. How soon can I get a blood test done? I've been coughing up blood. I figured that --
Angie: It could be a number of things, J.R., and may have nothing to do with your cancer or remission.
J.R.: How soon can I find out?
Angie: Well, I'll put a rush on it. I'll take the blood myself, and we'll have it by tomorrow.
J.R.: I don't want anyone to know, ok?
Angie: That's completely up to you. Come on.
[David stares at J.R. and Angie with interest as they walk down the hall.]
Jake: Saying, just don't talk to her that way.
Zach: Eh, go away. There's no more tornado coming, so relax.
Opal: Come on. Come on. Let's just leave him be.
Jake: We all got our own set of problems. Let's, you know, not take it out on you. I don't like to see that.
Opal: It's all right.
Jake: Maybe you should home, look in the mirror, and see what started your problems, you know? Maybe you're responsible for your own misery. Maybe he's responsible for Kendall leaving in the first place. Maybe it wasn't meant to be.
Zach: Jake, you sure you want to do this?
Jake: Hey, I'm right here, tough guy.
Opal: Come on now. Stop it --
Jake: I'm right here.
Zach: I thought I told you to go home.
Jake: You like to point your finger in front of people's faces like that?
Opal: Wait. Oh!
[Zach throws Jake against a wall and knocks down a framed photo of Myrtle. Kneeling down, Zach picks up the picture and lovingly clears it of broken glass, staring at his late friend.]
Opal: Go, please.
Opal: Just go. Let me.
[Opal crouches next to Zach]
Opal: I miss Myrt something fierce. I know you do, too. [Chuckles] She really got you, didn't she? I wasn't exactly sure why I was coming here tonight, but maybe it was all about you. Maybe you need somebody to fill the void you've had in your life every since Myrt left us. Well, not that I or anybody could replace old Myrt, but, you know, we all need somebody to remind us not to crawl into the hole when things look bad, especially when you got people that depend on you -- your kids, Zach. Spike, maybe he's not officially your son, but he looks to you as a daddy, and Ian, he is gonna need a strong daddy now more than ever. They both count on you to be there for them at your best. Now, why are you here soaking up booze instead of at home being a good daddy?
Zach: I don't know.
[As tears roll down Zach's face, he gets up, takes the picture, and leaves.]
David: Just in case you change your mind, I've got some coffee. I'll leave it right over here, ok? [Sighs] Hmm? Wow, quite the night, huh? Thankfully, it was just an ear infection, and we can take him home tomorrow. Couple of days, he'll be as good as new. I think it was a good idea that we stayed the night, kind of help Trevor know how much he's loved. I think it's good that he realize that we'll always be there for him, whatever is needed.
Amanda: Outside now.
Liza: So, I realized that I had to do something to keep close tabs on her. I mean, God only knows where Bailey would've ended up if I didn't give her the apartment. Colby thinks I'm crazy. What do you think?
Tad: I think it was a shrewd move.
Liza: I mean, I invited her into our lives, and I've been trying to do the right thing ever since. All the time, I guess I've just been waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I kind of guess it has, huh? So, she wants time alone with Stuart, you know, away from me.
Tad: Why? I mean, does she feel like you've been pressuring her?
Liza: She must. I haven't, though, I mean, not on purpose. Oh, God, I am in such a tough spot here. I mean, she holds all the cards. What am I supposed to do? I mean, I figured at least this way, she can, you know, take some time and decide if really this is right for her, and maybe she'll realize that Stuart really is better off with me.
Tad: Of course, he's better off with you.
Liza: I don't know. I'm really kind of a mess. I just tore into Zach like -- one minute, I'm wanting him. The next minute, I'm -- oh, talk about a split personality.
Tad: No. I'm sure Zach deserved it. Besides, having a split personality isn't half bad. You can entertain yourself, hide your own Easter eggs.
Liza: Oh, God, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting me just unload here. Thank you for being you.
Jake: What are you doing here?
Tad: You look like hell.
Jake: Are you gonna say that every time I see you? Because if you are, I prefer not to see you. What do you want?
Liza: Listen, Jake. I got a favor to ask. I need a place to stay.
Jake: Well, you can stay here. I'm moving out.
Tad: Come back. What do you mean, you're moving? What are you gonna do? Are you gonna move into Wildwind, too?
Jake: What, are you on crack? No. I'm not moving into Wildwind. When do you need the place?
Liza: Well, actually, Colby is over at Corrina's now, so tonight.
Jake: Not a problem. Here you go.
Liza: Thanks. Thank you. Yeah.
Tad: Yeah. So, where the hell do you think you're going?
Jake: Can you stop pretending you don't know what's going on? It's why you're here, right, because Amanda called you, asked you to help out, right, do whatever you can?
Tad: Why shouldn't she call? She's worried about you. First, you quit the hospital. Then you run around ranting about how you got no place in Trevor's life or hers. I'm worried about you, too. Will you stop it? Look. Even if it sucks being you right now, running away from your problems isn't the answer.
Jake: Listen. I'm not running. I am rebooting. I realized what my mistake was, and that was coming back to Pine Valley in the first place, so I'm making a correction. I'm gonna go where I belong. That's what I'm gonna do.
Tad: Jake, you can't --
Jake: Listen to me, brother. I love you, but you're not gonna talk me out of this.
Amanda: Get out of here now. Go back to your creepy, old house and stay there.
David: My son is in there.
Amanda: I'm staying with him tonight, not you. He doesn't need your games and your smug comments and your holier-than-thou attitude. You think you've won, and you're subtly rubbing everyone's faces in it, but you haven't. You haven't won, David. This time, you lose, because you will never get my love or my respect, not after what you made me do.
David: It's been a long day, Amanda. You're tired, understandably upset about Jake.
[Amanda slaps David]
Amanda: You better get out of here before I start screaming.
[She then goes into Trevor's room and shuts the door.]
Chris Trapper sings "This Time": Tonight the sky above reminds me, oh, of you, love walking through wintertime when the stars all shine. Been sitting watching life pass from the sidelines, been waiting for a dream to seep in through my blinds. I've wondered what might happen if I left this all behind. Would the wind be at my back? Could I get you off my mind this time? Neon lights in bars and headlights from the cars have started a symphony surrounding me. The things I left behind have melted in my mind but now there's a purity --
[Jake packs his clothes while Amanda looks over her son in his crib. Marissa wakes up and sees J.R. decorating a tree, then joins him. Zach reads to Ian.]
Zach: "One day not too long ago, war was declared in China. "Sparrows are our enemy. They eat too much grain. We must drive them from the land." Older brother held out a bag of firecrackers that father had given him to help fight the war. "I like sparrows," Ming Lee said quietly, walking home with older brother. She looked up, tried to imagine the sky empty, silent, and dead."
[Liza picks up her luggage and leaves Bailey holding Stuart in her apartment. Through the glass door, David watches Amanda holding Trevor. Jake packs his luggage while Tad sits shaking his head.]
Chris Trapper: If I left this all behind would the wind be at my back? Could I get you off my mind this time? Been sitting watching life pass from the sidelines been waiting for a dream to seep in through my blinds I've wondered what might happen if I left this all behind would the wind be at my back? Could I get you off my mind this time?
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