AMC Transcript Friday 12/4/09

All My Children Transcript Friday 12/4/09


Episode #10264

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

[Music plays at ConFusion]

Tad: Hey. Hi. Just get coffee for me? Thanks very much. Oh, man. I had a really late one last night.

J.R.: It's back. The cancer -- it's back.

Singer: Nothing here is familiar to me now

Tad: Are you sure?

J.R.: I had some tests done. I got the results yesterday.

Tad: Ok. So you beat it once. Second round, you're definitely gonna kick ass, especially with Marissa by your side.

J.R.: I'm not telling her.

[Pounding on door]

Marissa: I'm coming. Coming.

Scott: Where the hell is Liza, huh?

Marissa: She's out. But she'll be back in, like --

Scott: When?

Marissa: Soon. What's --

Scott: If she thinks that she can use me to screw over Annie, she's wrong.

Liza: Ho-ho-ho! Listen, I know I said I wasn't gonna come by. But I ordered all these decorations, you know, and, well, 'tis the season. So I figured you could decorate the house, you know?

Bailey: Well, you know, I -- I haven't even thought about that yet.

Liza: Wait, look at this. Look at this. Come on. Does that put you in the holiday mood or what?

Bailey: I mean, it's kind of scary.

Liza: No. Come on, it's Santa. I think Stuart's gonna love this one. Why don't we show him?

Bailey: You know, the poor guy hardly got to sleep last night. He's actually -- he's conked out right now, and I would hate to wake him.

Liza: Oh. Right. Right. Uh, yeah. Ok. So, um, I get it.

Bailey: I'll just -- I'll take these.

Liza: Don't forget these.

Bailey: Ok.

Liza: Candy canes -- best part.

Bailey: Yeah. For sure. Thanks.

Liza: All right. So --

Bailey: Ok. Thanks.

Liza: Oh, my -- so what are you doing here?

Damon: I came to see my kid.

David's voice: I have six months.

Amanda's voice: Oh, my God. What are you talking about?

David: That's how long I have left to live.

Amanda: Jake? What are you doing here? 

Liza: You know, you are the last thing that Bailey needs right now.

Damon: You don't know what she needs.

Liza: This is not a game. All right? We are talking about a child's life here.

Damon: Look, I get you don't like me.

Liza: You offered to make Bailey go away if I paid you some cash.

Damon: I just met my kid, ok? I was freaked out.

Liza: Right. And your first initial response was money, not the welfare of a child.

Damon: I made a mistake, ok? Bailey and I both have. This parent thing is kind of crazy.

Liza: Ohh --

Damon: But we will figure it out, and we don't need you to do that. You know, maybe I shouldn't be saying this. A big-shot lawyer throwing around words like "child's welfare." You could probably slam me with bogus charges, get me thrown in jail.

Liza: You think I'd do it?

Damon: You could try whatever you want. But one thing you can't do is take away my rights as that kid's dad.

[Knock on door]

Damon: Can I come in?

[Door closes]

Bailey: What do you want?

Damon: I was gonna call, but I didn't want to take the chance that you'd say "get lost."

Bailey: Look, if this is about us living together with Stuart, I -- I have no clue about you, us.

Damon: I got a job here in Pine Valley. It pays enough to support all three of us.

David: Your mommy just checked in on us. Hey, that's a good thing. It means she's concerned. Don't you worry, ok? Daddy's not really dying. But since she doesn't know that, your mommy's gonna take really good care of me. She's gonna give me strength. She's gonna give me the courage to fight to live. Yeah, that's right. And when I survive for her, for our family, she's gonna love me for it.

Jake: I was -- the door was open. So --

Amanda: You wanted to talk?

Jake: Actually, I was looking to see if I could find any evidence that David had this blood disease.

Amanda: The test results -- I couldn't tell what they meant. Did they check out?

Jake: I spent half the night trying to research the thing. So --

Amanda: And?

Jake: Uh, I can only say this. If it's real, he's got about six months to live.

Amanda: Well, I had my doubts at first, too.

Jake: Yeah. This would be classic Hayward, though, you know? To get what he wants: To get to spend time with you and Trevor.

Amanda: Well, I have seen him take his medication: Some experimental drug from Malaysia.

Jake: Yeah, but he could be making that up. He could've made it himself.

Amanda: Well, him being sick would explain a lot.

Jake: Him making it up and lying -- that would also be easy to explain.

Amanda: Look, when David dies, I will be free of prison time over my head and custody battles and this crazy contract hanging over me. I will be free to be with our son and you. Please tell me that that's what you want, too. Jake, we -- we are so close to having the life that we dreamed about -- unless you can't forgive me for what I did with David.

Tad: What do you mean, you're not telling Marissa? Of course, you're gonna tell Marissa. She's your wife. You owe it to her. She was with you every step of the way the first time around.

J.R.: That's exactly why I'm not telling her. Marissa put her life on hold, which meant less studying, less class, less doing what she wants because of my cancer.

Tad: Yeah, J.R., it's called love. It's what people normally do when somebody they're crazy about gets slammed and needs help.

J.R.: When my cancer went into remission, Marissa could breathe again. She could live her life again, get her life back on track as an attorney, and I'm not gonna take that away from her.

Tad: I'm sure she wouldn't see it that way.

J.R.: I'm not telling her. I need you with me on this.

Tad: Let me ask you a question. How are you gonna cover your symptoms, huh? Especially when you go back on the chemo?

J.R.: I'm gonna hold off till after the trial.

Tad: Oh, screw that. You're not gonna delay treatment. That's ridiculous.

J.R.: With my wife and a crack attorney like Liza, this trial will be over in a couple weeks, tops.

Tad: And if it's not?

J.R.: After the trial, Tad. Marissa has given me so much. I just want to be able to give her something back.

Marissa: Why don't you just tell me what's wrong, and I'll give Liza the message as soon as she gets back.

Scott: Yeah, you want to know what's wrong? I'll tell you what's wrong. I just came from Willis' office. He offered me a deal, a deal that I know Liza's behind.

Marissa: There is no deal, Scott.

Scott: Oh, like hell there isn't, Marissa. He agreed to drop all charges against me if I testify against Annie.

Liza: Yeah, take the deal.

Scott: You set this up, didn't you, huh? You went to Willis. It was you, wasn't it?

Liza: No. Listen, I did not collude with Willis on this. Ok? And he was out of line to approach you on this. But it's a good deal. And as your attorney, it's one that I advise you to take.

Scott: I'm not gonna do it, Liza. I'm not gonna do it to Annie. I'm not gonna do it to my uncle.

Liza: This is not a slam-dunk case for you. All right, you got to think about yourself here.

Scott: And what? Just let Annie burn after everything that she has done to protect my Uncle Adam?

Liza: What are you talking about? Annie saw Adam shoot Stuart, and then she sat on it. And then she manipulated him so that he wouldn't remember. And then when he did remember, she manipulated him so that he wouldn't say anything. She pressured you into doing the same.

Scott: No, no, no. She didn't -- she didn't pressure me.

Liza: Listen, Scott, you were grieving the loss of your father. When someone that you love is suddenly taken away from you like that, you forget who you are. And you forget where you belong. I get it. I really get it, trust me. And if you do trust me, I can help you out of this.

Scott: I need to think.

[Door slams]

Marissa: Wow. This case is crazy, isn't it? There's, like, new surprises every day. Are you ok?

Liza: Yeah, yeah. I'm just tired. I'm tired. And it's not like either one of us is gonna get any sleep, being that the trial is tomorrow.

Marissa: Hey, look, if you need to take some time off --

Liza: All I need to do is I need to digest these depositions, so that our client gets the best defense.

Bailey: What do you mean, you got a job? You got a job here? Really?

Damon: Yeah, really. The Seasons East Casino. You know, it's not like I'm some slacker. I -- I checked out apartments, too, just in case. We could swing it. I mean, no plasma wide-screen, but it's doable.

Bailey: You're a partier. I mean, you like hanging out with your friends. You don't get up until after lunch.

Damon: Maybe it's time to grow up. I'm a dad now, right? The kid's got to come first.

Bailey: Are you serious?

Damon: I start work tomorrow.

Bailey: Liza bought some Christmas decorations.

Damon: Oh, this is cool. Stuart's gonna love it.

Bailey: That's what Liza said.

Damon: Channeling the dragon lady -- no bueno. Hey, do you know peek-a-boo and patty-cake help a kid's brainpower? Also a mobile over the crib? You have one of those? Same thing. It makes them smarter.

Bailey: You've read up?

Damon: I want to know what I'm doing. I can't always skate on my good looks and my charm -- if you let me be part of Stu's life. Look, how big an "if" is it? Is it like if "maybe"? If "no way in hell"?

Bailey: Damon, you've burned me more than once. I can't let that happen again.

[Stuart cries]

Amanda: You're hurt. You're angry. You hate me. I -- I can't take back having slept with David, but I can spend every second of every day trying to make it up to you until you see me again, until you see the woman who is madly in love with you. Jake, our future has never been so close. David has months to live, months. And I hope that everything I did and -- and every horrible memory of David in our lives is buried with him. Maybe it's asking too much, but you taught me to believe in miracles, and -- and I want my shot. If you could just give me some hope?

[Door closes]

Amanda: That's David. He slept in.

Jake: That's my cue.

Amanda: No, Jake, please don't go.

Jake: I -- I am not gonna deal with him. I can't.

David: Wow. I didn't expect to sleep so late. Trevor's still in dreamland. I put him in his crib.

Amanda: How you feeling?

David: Like I'm dying.

[Car pulls away]

Amanda: Uh, Jake was here.

David: Oh. Did he come here to gloat? Celebrate? Make up?

Amanda: Why don't I go make you some breakfast?

David: Thank you. That would be great.

Tad: Hey. Lucky us -- two hot attorneys, no waiting.

Marissa: Only one attorney.

J.R.: So far, but definitely hot. Listen, I was gonna get some lunch. Want to catch a bite with me?

Marissa: Oh. Um, I don't know. The trial is tomorrow, and I have, like, pounds of paper --

Liza: You've been at this since dawn. Go ahead. Go. Go to lunch.

Marissa: Ok. Thanks. I promise I'll do those briefs as soon as I get back.

Liza: No, just go. Have a good time.

Marissa: Thanks.

Tad: You haven't seen Jake this morning, have you?

Liza: No. He didn't skip town, if that's what you're asking. His bags are still here.

Tad: Good. That's good. So how you doing? I mean honestly with this whole, you know, Bailey/Stuart thing.

Liza: You're really checking up on everybody, aren't you?

Tad: Yeah. Yeah, I am. I consider it my new job: Checking up on friends, family, assorted others. Going that little extra mile to make sure that Pine Valley doesn't go to hell in a handcart.

Angie: I thought you quit.

Jake: Well, that's the funny thing. You know, a very wise woman, who's also very beautiful, once told me don't run away from your problems, because that really doesn't solve anything.

Angie: Oh, you know what? Don't suck up. I never started the paperwork.

Jake: Oh, thank you.

Angie: Yeah, yeah. All right, all right, listen. So does this mean that you and Amanda are ok?

Jake: I want to show you something. It's David's. I borrowed it.

Angie: Well, who is he drugging now?

Jake: Apparently himself. This is a Malaysian experimental drug that he has given himself for something called malignant erythrotosis.

Angie: Is David sick?

Jake: Well, he's telling people he's got six months.

Angie: I don't believe it.

Jake: And I got this, too. These are his test results. It looks pretty real.

Angie: Yeah, it does. But it's also the type of thing that David would love to fake.

Jake: Exactly. I mean, I don't know what to believe, so that's kind of why I'm here.

Angie: You want me to find out exactly what's in his file?

Jake: Yes, please.

Amanda: The toast is a little burned. I hope you don't mind.

David: No. It's fine.

Amanda: I can toast you a muffin.

David: No. It's good.

Amanda: Scramble some eggs. Throw in some cheese. I don't know.

David: You know, this is why I didn't want to tell you I was sick.

Amanda: You were afraid I'd try to cook for you?

David: Amanda, come on. I mean, all this coddling? It's not right. You don't even like me. You possibly even hate me. But now you're hovering over me like you care?

Amanda: I'm trying to be nice.

David: Well, just stop, please.

Amanda: Well, I want to help.

David: You want to help? Then just be honest. I'm not gonna have you nursemaiding me night and day, bringing me tea and taking my temperature. Putting on those big, concerned eyes when the fact is you don't care if I'm gonna die. Look, I'm sorry. I don't blame you, ok? Not after the way that I treated you. I've been selfish, demanding, controlling, unreasonable. Look, I don't expect you to understand this, but my father died when I was young. One day he was there, the next he was gone. So when I had a son, I wanted to make sure that I gave him everything that I had been denied: A real family.

Amanda: Most people go about that with love and marriage, not blackmail and prison threats.

David: Well, I guess that's why it hasn't worked. I thought if I could put all the pieces together, I can give Trevor that family. The only problem is a family comes with love, and for whatever reason, I can't seem to engineer that. Now I'll be doing to Trevor what my father did to me. Huh. Look at me: All sentimental. Now, if that isn't a sure sign of impending mortality.

Amanda: David, I promise you Trevor will be raised in a very loving home.

David: You and Jake. Guess this means you win. Looks like it's time for me to give up the fight.

Marissa: Ok, your turn. Talk to me about anything but the trial.

J.R.: No. Well, there's not a lot to talk about.

Marissa: I don't believe you.

J.R.: Well, let's see here. Um, I'm helping Little Adam with his Santa Claus list. We are on page 4 and counting.

Marissa: Of course. Hey, what do you want Santa to bring you?

J.R.: Well, um, you know, we got to get you something to eat before you go back to work, right? What do you want? A burger? A salad?

Marissa: Ok, look, this -- this thing that you do, this charming and deflecting and changing the subject, usually means that there's something that you don't want to talk about, which means that we should. So what's going on with you?

Tad: Oh, come on, Liza. Talk to me. How's Stuart?

Liza: Well, I went over there to try and talk to him, but he was sleeping, you know, so Bailey didn't want me to wake him up. Like I don't know how to be around my son without waking him up.

Tad: So things are obviously rocky with Bailey.

Liza: Oh, no. She's too busy trying to figure things out to talk to me. But she's got all sorts of time to talk to Damon.

Tad: The father?

Liza: Yeah. Yeah. He showed up, and she just let him right in.

Tad: How would you know that? Were you spying on them?

Liza: What am I supposed to do, huh? Seriously, what -- what if I lose my son? What if she buys that whole happy family thing with Damon?

Tad: Well, a lot of other people have.

Liza: Oh, come on. They're children!

Tad: Who somehow managed to make a baby together.

Liza: Oh, please. Ok, I get it. I get it. She -- she loves him. She's good with him. I get that.

Tad: But you love him, too.

Liza: I've been -- I've been up all night trying to figure out what am I gonna do. How -- how can I possibly keep him?

Tad: Well, however you do it, I hope it's legal.

Liza: She's -- she's a good kid, you know? I mean, I can't take her to court. Besides, I'd lose.

Tad: I'm sorry, Liza.

Liza: What? I've known this was coming since the day that Bailey showed up, right? I mean, I knew. I knew I could lose my son. I knew it.

Damon: What do you think? He loves it. How about you?

[Bailey chuckles]

Damon: Can I hold him? I won't drop him. I've been researching, remember?

[Damon gasps]

Bailey: Just don't hold him too tight, ok, and watch his head.

Damon: How's it going? Yeah. Ready for your first Christmas? Oh, it's gonna be awesome. Lots of toys, crazy decorations, and weird stuff, too, like eggnog and fruitcake. Who's this? Who's this? [As Santa] Hello. Hello, Stuart. Ho-ho-ho-ho. What do you want for Christmas? [Normal voice] I think he likes me.

Bailey: Not if you get between him and his formula.

Damon: Oh! Lunchtime? Lunchtime. Thanks for hanging with me.

Bailey: Hey. Come here, buddy. Time to eat.

Damon: I should probably get going.

Bailey: Yeah.

Damon: You know, we -- we can make this work. It's -- it's your call. But maybe you want me to be part of this, maybe you don't. But Stu -- you love him, and you're a good mom. He doesn't belong with Liza. He belongs with you.

Angie: Are you sure?

Doctor: There's no question. This medication's experimental. Definitely not FDA approved. But patients facing a sort of blood disease like this don't have a lot of options.

Angie: So it's desperation?

Doctor: You should warn whoever's using that that in some cases the drug can do more harm than good. The side effects can be brutal.

Amanda: Hey, you don't look so good.

David: No, it's just a reaction to the drug.

Amanda: Maybe you should lie down.

David: It's ok. No, I'll be fine. What?

Amanda: Uh, this is the first time I've ever seen a symptom.

David: Oh. Well, I just began a new protocol. It will take me a while for my body to adjust.

Amanda: I mean, you eat well. You sleep well. You have plenty of energy. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were perfectly healthy.

David: Huh. Well, the disease itself is relatively asymptomatic in the beginning. Just give it a month or two, and it'll be a totally different story.

Amanda: What happens? I mean, what are the symptoms?

David: I'd rather not think about it, if that's all right.

Amanda: I'm sorry. Sure. Oh, hey. I have the cutest video of Trevor at the petting zoo. Wait till you see this. Oh, my gosh, he loves animals. Ha! Look at that smile. We have to get him a goat.

David: Oh, yeah. Right. Maybe he'll settle for a dog, huh?

[Amanda laughs]

David: You'll have to video-journal all his firsts. His first steps. His first day at school. First prom. Graduation. Marriage. Grandchildren. I'm not gonna be there for any of it. [Sighs] There so much I want Trevor to know, so much I want him to understand. I want -- I want to tell him how much I love him and how hard I fought to have a life with him.

Amanda: Make a video. Make a video. Record everything that you want to say. When Trevor gets older, he can watch it and get to know his dad.

David: Then he'll know my face. He'll know my voice. He won't forget me.

Amanda: I will set up the camera and leave you to it.

David: No. I'd like you to stay.

J.R.: If I've been seeming quiet or distant, it's just because I'm angry about this trial. Not that I want to see Adam in prison. I mean, that goes for Scott, too. But Annie? She deserves to be behind bars. The problem is, is that Adam and Scott -- they'll defend her right to the end. And it just drives me -- drives me crazy.

Marissa: What's wrong?

J.R.: I'm just trying not to punch holes in walls here. I get such limited time with the hottest soon-to-be attorney. And there are so many other things I'd rather do than bitch and moan about what I can't change.

Marissa: Are you still talking about lunch?

J.R.: You remember the night of the dance marathon? Up on the roof?

Marissa: How could I forget?

J.R.: Well, there's no roof, but there is just us.

Tad: You're kidding. You're kidding. He's dying?

Jake: I saw the blood results. There was a whole thing of tests. Amanda gave it to me.

Tad: Yeah, but Amanda got it from Hayward. So who cares?

Jake: But I went over them. Angie -- Angie went over them. They look real. It's hard to fake something like that. I even pulled his old blood work.

Tad: So Angela's in on this?

Jake: Well, she's gonna analyze this medication, this Malaysian cocktail he's taking for this supposed sickness.

Tad: Jacob, you do realize that Hayward is a master of this crap, right?

Jake: Yes, yes, I know that.

Tad: You want to believe it's real, don't you?

Jake: I just want him not to control our life anymore. That's what I want. I want him to go. I want him to go. Go to Malaysia. Don't take the drugs from Malaysia. Whatever. I'm going to hell, right, because I want to see him dead? Even if it's Hayward, that's just wrong.

Tad: Dealing with somebody's mortality is never easy, even if it's Hayward's.

Jake: See? See? Even you feel sorry for him.

Tad: I'm not feeling sorry for him. No, I'm not. I feel sorry for you. I saw the look on your face when Amanda came in last night.

Jake: Well, that was my hungry face. You had eaten all my guacamole.

Tad: It has nothing to do with the guacamole. Has nothing to do with the guacamole, ok? You're crazy about her. You love her. It's why you're here. It's why you didn't leave. So you talked to Angela, right? What's your job status?

Jake: My job is fine. That's -- I just -- I think I should just face it. She's with him. She's living in his house. She had his kid. She's in his bed.

Tad: Being in the back seat of a car does not count --

Jake: Oh, don't say that, please!

Tad: All right, fine. Just don't do this, all right? Don't do this. Don't be stupid. She -- she loves you. You love her, right? Keep up your guard with Hayward, not with Amanda. You should be with her as much as possible. Make it up to her. You know, tell her you love her. Jake, trust me. Whether Hayward lives or dies, everything else is gonna fall into place.

David: I wish I had the power to change so many things, Trevor. But again, I don't, which is why I'm making this video. I want you to know just how much I love you. And I want you to know how hard I fought for you. Now, some may say that I fought too hard. I hurt a lot of people, Trevor, including your mother. And I'm sorry for that, because she didn't deserve it. She's an amazing woman. Now, me, on the other hand, well, you're gonna hear some stories, and, unfortunately, some of them are true. Now, people will tell you that I didn't have a heart. But that is definitely not true, because you helped me find it. I love you so much, Trevor. And I will love you well beyond my dying breath. Turn it off. Just turn it off.

Liza: Hey. Oh, he's sleeping? Hanging up all those Christmas decorations wear him out?

Bailey: I didn't want to do this at your place.

Liza: Um, so you've decided?

Bailey: I want to keep my son.

J.R.: Ah. There's no roof, no stars, but I still managed to forget about everything and everyone but us.

Marissa: I think I saw stars.

J.R.: I love you.

Marissa: I love you. Oh, God, I wonder what time it is. Oh, my God! Oh, no. I was supposed to be at Liza's so long ago. I'm sorry.

J.R.: It's ok. Go, go, go, go.

[Phone rings]

J.R.: Hello?

Dr. Kahn: J.R.? This is Dr. Kahn. Did you get my message?

J.R.: Uh, yeah. Yeah. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you.

Dr. Kahn: We need to get started on your treatment as soon as possible.

J.R.: I understand. I'll have to call you back.

Angie: Yeah, the hematologist confirmed the contents of the medication. It's exactly what David said: An experimental drug used to treat erythrotosis.

Jake: So he's -- he's terminal?

Angie: Looks that way. I mean, they don't just give this drug out to just anyone.

Jake: All right. Thank you.

Tad: I don't know, Angela. I don't see it. I mean, think about it. You know, all the lab work, blood tests, mystery drugs. It's way too familiar. It's way too Hayward.

Angie: You think he's faking it.

Tad: Well, I tell you I smell a copycat. Remember when J.R. went through his cancer? He kept it a secret from everybody except Marissa. And what happened? She never left his side. She was with him 24/7. They ended up getting married. And what happens if Hayward found out about it and thought he'd use the same terminal disease M.O. with Amanda, see if he could manipulate her?

Angie: Yeah, I wouldn't put it past him.

Tad: Problem is I can't float the idea with Jake because J.R. swore me to secrecy.

Angie: Yeah, and of course, I'm bound by patient-doctor confidentiality. It's possible David is terminal.

Tad: Nah. He's too much of a son of a bitch to die that easily.

Jake: Hey. Um, it's me. I was just thinking about everything. Um, look, whatever happens with David, we'll all just deal with it, you know? Um, I just want to say that I -- I love you. I can't help it. And I just want our life that we dreamt about. You know, the three of us: You, me, and Trevor. So I'll be at the stables if you get this. You can come down there and meet me if you want. Ok?

Amanda: Don't stop now. You're doing great.

David: I don't want Trevor to see me upset.

Amanda: There's nothing wrong with showing emotion in front of your son. What you said is beautiful. It'll mean a lot to him.

David: No. No more. Not now.

Amanda: Ok. Well, maybe later. You can add things over time. Knowing how much his dad loved him will be a wonderful gift. Hey, David -- David, you are burning up. What -- what can I do?

David: It's all right. I can handle it -- whatever this drug, this disease, throws at me. What I can't handle is knowing how hard I fight, I'm still gonna be leaving Trevor behind.

Amanda: Come here.

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