All My Children Transcript Thursday 12/10/09
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Liza: Oh, I'm -- I'm sorry. I thought you guys were done. Listen, if you need some more time, we'll just --
Bailey: So, um, do you want to tell her?
Colby: Good news. Stuart's going to be sticking around.
Liza: You changed your mind.
Bailey: Um, about staying in town, yeah. Not about keeping the baby.
Erica: And the Valentine's Day campaign -- how's that going?
Val: Oh, you'll need to ask Avery about that. She handles all marketing.
Erica: Avery? From Accounting?
Erica: Since when?
Val: Uh, since the budget cuts that you authorized required a downsizing of staff. Somebody has to pick up the slack.
Erica: Well, if we don't turn these numbers around, there will be no slack to pick up.
Val: Well, maybe we should contact Kendall and get her take on the situation.
Erica: Yeah, you do that, Val. Kendall can't be bothered coming home to see her own children, let alone for her floundering company.
Val: Oh, Erica, I'm -- I'm sorry. I didn't mean anything.
Erica: No, it's -- you know what? I'm sorry. I really -- I shouldn't have dropped that bomb on you like that. It's -- it's just very frustrating. Kendall just isn't herself lately.
Ryan: I came to talk to the Adam Chandler that stood up in court today, the one who is still living with what he did to his brother, the man who, for the first time, actually showed that he has a heart. Father to father, is there anything that you would not do to protect your kids?
Adam: No, I don't think so.
Ryan: I feel exactly the same way. I would give my life in a heartbeat to keep Emma and Spike safe. So if there is a plan, if there's some kind of plan to keep Annie out of prison, I'm just asking that you tell me.
Adam: Now let me guess, let me guess. I think you want to make a deal, right? You want to convince me to turn on Annie, to guarantee that she's not going to go after your daughter?
Ryan: Everything that she has done -- everything -- has put that little girl in danger.
Adam: How many times do you think I've heard that? That Annie's a lunatic? That I'm married to a psychopath?
J.R.: So when are you actually going to start to believe it, Dad?
Scott: Where's J.R.?
Marissa: He's just having trouble still with the whole Adam-Annie marriage thing.
Scott: Why are you here?
Marissa: Well, I just -- I figured if I came, J.R. might change his mind and follow.
Scott: No one in this family changes -- not for long, at least. J.R.'s been on and off the wagon how many times?
Marissa: J.R. is sober.
Scott: For now.
Marissa: For good, Scott. He's healthy. He's looking at life in a whole new way.
Scott: So is my uncle. After my father died, he kept saying how he wanted to be different, become the man that his brother wanted him to be.
Marissa: You don't think that Adam's changed?
Scott: I know he's tried. I also know that he's a Chandler. Do I think that he feels guilty about what happened in this room? No question.
Scott: But is it enough to change how he operates? Time will tell.
Marissa: You know, you're sounding more like your uncle by the second. The doubt and suspicion reminds me of when he was all paranoid that something was going on between you and Annie.
Scott: He wasn't paranoid. There was.
Krystal: Yeah. Yeah, I like this. I like it a whole lot, but is there any way we can open up this area a little bit more?
Architect: This wall isn't load-bearing, so we could definitely move it. But then we'd have to reconfigure the candy counter, make it into an "L."
Krystal: Hmm. I don't know. It's just -- it's kind of hard to see by just looking at it on this paper here.
Architect: I'd like to see it in person. I just finished a restaurant with a similar layout. We could go, check it out, maybe grab some dinner.
Krystal: Yeah, that -- that sounds great. That sounds great. I'll, um, I'll check with Tad and see when he's free.
Architect: Right. Ok. Well, let me know.
Krystal: Ok. Great. Ok. Well, thanks. Rob, I appreciate it.
Architect: See you ladies later.
Opal: A little piece of advice -- the next time a big, burly man with buns of steel asks you out to dinner, the answer is a head-bobbing yes. And you sure as heck don't go inviting your ex to tag along.
Krystal: He wasn't asking me out, Opal.
Opal: Hey, I may be out of the loop, but I know a pick-up line when I hear one.
Krystal: Well, then you need to get your ears checked.
Opal: Honey, he was all over you. But you were too busy bringing up Tad to even notice.
Krystal: Well, that's because Tad has been helping me with this. I mean, come on, your -- your son puts candy bars on his cereal. Who better to give me input on dessert, huh?
Opal: So -- what? Is that all that's going on? The two of you live together, you raise your children together, you may be going to business together, but, uh, that's where the buck stops, huh?
Krystal: That's it in a nutshell.
Opal: Uh-huh. So how are those nuts working out for you?
Bailey: I thought a clean slate would be best for everyone.
Liza: Uh-huh. So what changed your mind?
Colby: Bailey's parents won't help her.
Liza: Is that right?
Colby: Yeah, yeah. So I figured why leave Pine Valley when she has a built-in support system?
Liza: You figured.
Damon: Look, we're not expecting you to support us or anything, ok? I've already got a job.
Bailey: Yeah, and we're going to get our own place.
Liza: Of course. Right. Mm-hmm.
Colby: Mom, uh, tell Bailey this is what you want.
Liza: It doesn't matter what I want here. What matters is what's best for Stuart and Bailey.
Colby: Look at him. Stuart -- I mean, close by -- isn't that what's best for everyone?
Scott: The temptation was always there, you know? Never thought we'd act on it.
Marissa: Did you actually --
Scott: No. No, we just kissed. Not that that makes it ok, but it wasn't an affair.
Marissa: That's good.
Scott: I know you find this hard to believe, given what I just told you, but Annie loves my uncle, and I love him, too. I would never do anything to intentionally hurt him.
Marissa: I know.
Scott: That's why I decided to go back to Chicago.
Marissa: What, to put distance between you and Annie?
Marissa: Well, you're still here.
Scott: Not that I want this for her, believe me, but at the time I figured that she'd be going back to prison.
Marissa: And now she's not? But Liza is good, Scott, but even she can't work miracles. Annie is not coming back to this house any time soon. Trust me.
Scott: It's not you I don't trust.
Adam: The moment I pulled that trigger, my entire life descended into darkness, and Annie saved me.
Ryan: No, no, Adam, she didn't. She used you to get free.
Adam: Maybe at first. Maybe at first. But, no, we fell in love, and I'm not going to apologize for that.
Ryan: I don't want an apology, Adam. I just want you to see the truth. That's all.
Adam: The truth is that Stuart had to die so I could come to life. Now if you figure out how you can work with that, let me know. But the only truth I can find is that I'm supposed to find some kind of comfort in this.
Ryan: Comfort, in Annie?
Adam: Yes. Yes, and in addition to the something good coming out of that horrible night.
J.R.: "Good"? Are you serious? Good for who?
Adam: For me.
J.R.: Well, that's just great. What about your kids? What about your grandson?
Adam: My family means the world to me.
J.R.: No, Annie means the world to you.
Adam: Luckily they're the same thing. If I turn my back on Annie now, Stuart would have died for nothing.
Ryan: No, no. If you stay with her, Stuart will turn over in his grave. Adam, come on, you got to be able to see this. Annie is not some beacon of light. You don't need her to get on with your life.
Adam: It's not a question of needing her. I want her.
Ryan: At the expense of your own kids? That is incredibly sad.
J.R.: Is it true what you said at the courthouse? How you miss being part of Little A's life?
Adam: His and yours. I want nothing more than to be a family again.
J.R.: Well, if that's what you want, make it happen.
Adam: J.R., by kicking Annie to the curb? No, no. That's just not fair, son.
J.R.: It's not fair? It's not fair? Look where you are right now. Did Uncle Stuart deserve this? Did you ask to be drugged out of your mind? How about Little Adam? Little Adam shouldn't have to grow up without a father.
Adam: You mean a grandfather.
J.R.: I'm sorry, but life isn't fair. What it is is it is just too short. And we are wasting time. Can't you see that?
Adam: Son, is there something -- is Little Adam all right?
J.R.: He's fine.
Adam: And you?
J.R.: I am -- now. I had cancer.
Adam: You what?
J.R.: It's ok. I'm in remission now. So far, so good.
Adam: What kind of cancer?
Adam: Oh. And how long have you known this?
J.R.: I found out a few months ago.
Adam: And you're just telling me now?
J.R.: Look, the only people that know are my doctors and Marissa, and I'd like to keep it that way.
Adam: I understand, yes.
J.R.: Do you? Because if there's one thing that this disease has taught me is that we don't know how long we have. And I don't want to spend the rest of my time fighting you.
Adam: Neither do I.
J.R.: And I definitely cannot spend it with Annie. I won't.
Adam: J.R. --
J.R.: Listen to me. Once you see where your life could end up, you have to make decisions about your future. And I've made mine. Now it's your turn, all right? You have to choose who's more important -- your family -- or your new wife.
Krystal: I made a choice. Yes, I was smothering in grief and I -- I thought that David would keep me closer to Babe. I was wrong. And in the process of figuring that out, I broke Tad's heart.
Opal: Believe you me, I remember.
Krystal: Well, that's just not something you bounce back from, Opal. So, living together and raising the girls -- that's the best Tad and I can do.
Opal: Well, finally, a decision. I mean, the two of you have been flip-flopping back and forth so many times I got whiplash.
Krystal: What -- wait a second now. You've done your own share of flip-flopping, Opal. First you wanted me gone and then you wanted me to stay and try to work this thing with Tad out.
Opal: If -- if that was what you both wanted. But it doesn't take tea leaves to see that that's not the case.
Krystal: Well, then why are we even talking about this?
Opal: Because believe it or not, Krystal, in spite of everything, or maybe even because of everything, I care about you and I want you to be happy. You deserve it.
Krystal: Well, I have -- I have three beautiful daughters, Opal. What more could I want?
Opal: Life. It's out there. Now go on, sugar. Go on out and live it.
Bailey: I think that's it.
Liza: Ok, well, you know, if you did leave anything, you know where to find us.
Bailey: Yeah. See you around.
Colby: I'm sorry, but it's -- it's not that easy for me to just let Stuart go like that.
Liza: And you think it's easy for me? That woman just left this house with my son.
Colby: Yeah, well, you let her.
Liza: I don't have a choice! Colby, I want to run after her with everything that I am and snatch him back, but I can't.
Colby: I know it is killing you, which is why I convinced Bailey to stay.
Liza: Wait, yeah, ok, so it's going to be easy now. I'm going to run into them at the grocery store or the cleaner's. Stuart's going to be in town now, but he's not going to be with us.
Colby: Yeah, I know. I know it's going to suck. But one of the alternatives is never seeing Stuart again.
Liza: I think that would have been easier! Yes!
Colby: You've lost it. Come on, tell her! She has lost it!
Tad: Sweetheart, you said enough for both of us.
Colby: Well, it's too bad nobody ever listens.
Tad: Colby --
Liza: It's ok. Just let her go.
Erica: I wanted sexy, hot -- red hot for Valentine's Day. Any product with cinnamon in its title -- that's the product that we should feature.
Val: Ok. Anything else?
Erica: Yes. Get me a new realtor, please. I should have been out of that Yacht Club months ago.
Val: I'm on it.
Val: Hey, Ryan.
Ryan: Hey. Sounds like you have everything under control.
Erica: Oh, well, that's good. I'm trying. But I just went off on poor Val for just mentioning Kendall's name. I'm getting almost as bad as Zach.
Ryan: I doubt that.
Erica: You got my message, didn't you? I mean, it's true, you know? Zach really does want to erase every trace of Kendall. He told me. He wants to make sure that there's nothing here for Kendall to come back to.
Ryan: Well, we just make sure that he doesn't accomplish that. We start by protecting Fusion.
Ryan: What do you mean, "Why?" Because it's Kendall's baby, that's why.
Erica: Ryan, Kendall has abandoned her own real babies, including her family. Why should we keep Fusion afloat?
Ryan: Come on, Erica, you poured way too much of yourself into Fusion to let Zach take it away.
Erica: You're right. I have spent countless weeks and months, and of course, I don't want Zach to just take it away, but what if I don't want to do it anymore?
Marissa: Do you know something about Annie's case that I don't?
Marissa: It sounds like you think that Adam has some kind of a plan.
Scott: I'm just saying, given her history, I wouldn't count Annie out, that's all.
Marissa: Scott, if there's something in motion to get Annie off, Liza and I need to know about it.
Scott: You would have to ask my uncle about that.
Adam: No time like the present.
Opal: So? Why not call him?
Krystal: Call who?
Opal: Adonis the architect.
Krystal: Oh, you know what? It is official. You have really, really lost your mind.
Opal: This could be your date with destiny.
Krystal: It could be a big, fat disaster.
Opal: Well, so what? You won't know until you try.
Krystal: Oh, man, you are not going to stop pushing this, are you?
Opal: Well, I just want you to get on with your life, you know? Move along. If it's not going to be with Tad, then with somebody else.
Krystal: And you think that Rob is that someone else.
Opal: I don't know. But I think you ought to give the guy a chance.
Krystal: Opal, if it doesn't work out, I am out an architect. Plus I am nursing a giant bruised ego. No.
Opal: Yeah? Well, so what? You've lived through worse than that, haven't you? At least you can say you gave it a go.
Krystal: And failed? Again? Opal, I'm just not ready.
Liza: I just wish I could make her understand.
Tad: Oh, Colby will come around.
Liza: It's not that I don't love Stuart. It's that I need for her to get that I --
Tad: Hey, hey, hey, you don't have to explain to me. I've been there. When I found out that Kathy was out there being raised by somebody else, I lost it, because I knew in my heart I was supposed to be the one that was kissing away her boo-boos and checking under the bed for monsters.
Liza: Yes, I want to be his mother. It's all or nothing. But you think that's selfish.
Tad: No, no. I think it's about as human as it can possibly get. Who wants, you know, what they almost had on life living right down the street from them?
Liza: And I don't get a vote.
Tad: Well, maybe not, but you do have a friend, a good one, ready to do whatever, whenever you need it.
Erica: I never wanted that company to begin with. I certainly never asked for it. Fusion was just dumped in my lap.
Ryan: And you have done wonders with it ever since.
Erica: Well, thank you. I mean, I must admit, it was somewhat gratifying, but I don't want to focus on lip gloss and perfume for a company that isn't mine. I don't know. Maybe -- maybe I'm supposed to be helping people.
Ryan: The two don't have to be mutually exclusive. You proved that with a dance marathon and with Fusion as the backdrop. You made a ton of cash.
Erica: It's a good start. But the truth is those children -- they still need us.
Ryan: And they'll have us, Erica, I promise -- if you'll do something for me first.
Erica: Well, that depends.
Ryan: Don't give up on Fusion just yet.
Marissa: There's a ton of work to be done before Annie's trial. We need to make sure that we are a step ahead of the prosecution. The D.A.'s goal will be to discredit whoever we put on the stand. Liza just wants to make sure that you're prepared. You know, she's not really into surprises.
Adam: All right. I'll set aside some time and speak with her.
Marissa: Well, actually, since I'm here, I just thought maybe we could run through some stuff now. You know, what you plan to say when you're on the stand.
Adam: I think that's rather obvious, don't you?
Marissa: Humor me.
Adam: Well, my wife hid the truth, because she was trying to protect me.
Marissa: Or was she protecting herself? A fugitive on the run, only here to kidnap her daughter.
Scott: But she didn't.
Marissa: Well, because circumstances got in the way. Isn't that right, Adam? Your wife was forced to come up with a plan B, anything to stay out of prison. So she used you, her own daughter. She did everything in her power to make sure that Kendall took the fall. What -- what kind of a person does that? No, rather, what kind of parent allows an innocent mother to be ripped from her children?
Adam: Your job is to defend my wife, not crucify her.
Marissa: Well, that's nothing compared to what Willis is going to throw at you. We need to come up with a strategy.
Adam: Well, you're in luck. I already have one. I will get on that stand and speak from my heart, and I will tell the court exactly what kind of a woman my wife really is.
Marissa: You do realize that that may not be enough?
Adam: Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Marissa: Well, if that's your uncle's big plan -- professing his love for Annie -- you better start preparing him now. His wife is headed straight to prison.
Marissa: Maybe? There is a recorded confession, Scott. You need to start thinking realistically, and so does your uncle.
Scott: My uncle doesn't do rose-colored glasses. Don't worry.
Marissa: Yeah, he did seem less confident than usual. Maybe he's just starting to accept the inevitable. What about you?
Scott: What about me?
Marissa: Well, if by some miracle we get Annie acquitted --
Scott: Which you said wasn't an option.
Marissa: If. What happens then? Do you leave this place? Annie?
Scott: Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Erica: Well, you knew exactly what you were doing.
Ryan: I don't know what you're talking about.
Erica: Asking me not to give up. Erica Kane never gives up, and you know that.
Ryan: Ok, yes, I thought those three words might have an impact.
Erica: I do wish they'd have an impact on Kendall. I know she's going to regret her recent choices.
Ryan: She probably will, yeah.
Erica: And when she does, it's probably going to be too late. And I don't want to live like that, Ryan. I don't want to wish I had done something differently. I want to grab life by the horns.
Ryan: I'd like to see that.
Erica: Well, stick around and you just might.
Ryan: That's the plan.
Erica: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Erica: Oh, here I am. I'm going on and on about "my plans" and all things me, and clearly your life is in crisis.
Ryan: Well, I don't know about "crisis," but -- I mean, yeah, it's not one of my better periods. I'll give you that.
Erica: Then I should be more sensitive.
Ryan: Hey -- I happen to like to talk about all things you. It feels -- normal.
Erica: Should I take that as a compliment?
Ryan: Yes, definitely. God, remember that? Remember normal?
Erica: Honestly? Not really.
[Slow ballad playing]
Ryan: Well, maybe this will help. I'll agree to tell you how I wish it was me oh, if you only knew how I feel about you I would just say will you ever know?
Colby: Hi, Daddy.
Adam: Don't -- don't tell me this is another good-bye.
Colby: No, um -- at least I hope not. I was thinking maybe I could, um, move back here.
Adam: As if you had to ask? You're always welcome here. You know that. Is, uh, is everything all right?
Colby: Yeah. I just missed you, and when I think about what could have happened in court, you could be locked up somewhere, and I would have spent so much time being angry.
Adam: Oh, no, no, no, no. Get all those thoughts out of your head this instant.
Colby: Yes, sir.
Adam: We have all the time in the world, sweetheart. This could be a start for us, a brand-new start, ok?
Colby: I wish J.R. would see it that way.
Adam: Well, your brother may surprise you.
Colby: Oh, and you think he all of a sudden is going to drop his hate-on for Annie? Sorry, it's not going to happen.
Adam: Hmm. What would you say if I told you there's another entire way that I could have to bring this family back together? And the power lies with me.
Tad: Nothing. I love it.
Krystal: You lie.
Tad: Yeah, I lie. Oh, you poor creature.
Krystal: I know, I know, I know. I'm hopeless.
Tad: No, you're not. No. It shows promise. You just -- you need a little help. You do, I've got to admit. But you know what? You're not building the dessert shop by yourself. You have an architect, right?
Krystal: What are you, the gingerbread genius or something?
Tad: It just so happens. Don't want to toot my own horn, you know what I'm saying? What are we calling this little cavity-inducing wonderland anyway?
Krystal: Oh, I don't know. I wanted to give the girls a fairy tale, you know, complete with gumdrops and licorice.
Krystal: But this is far from a fairy tale, isn't it?
Tad: Oh, I don't know about that. A little peppermint-paved patio might do the trick.
Krystal: I'm not talking about the house.
Krystal: Tad, what are we doing?
Tad: You mean, like right now?
Krystal: I mean, we're living together like an old married couple, and we're not even married.
Tad: And -- or old.
Krystal: We're just -- we're raising the kids and we're -- we're just going about life, only I don't feel like I'm living it. Now I don't think you are, either.
Tad: Well, what are you saying? You -- you want to try again?
Krystal: No, we both know how that would turn out.
Tad: So you, uh, you want to try it with somebody else? Maybe multiple somebody elses? Not, you know -- no judgment here.
Krystal: Opal thinks that we're shortchanging ourselves.
Tad: For God's sake, woman, you discussed it with Opal?
Krystal: She thinks that we should, you know -- get out there. What do you think?
Tad: I think it's easier said than done. I know, because I've tried.
Krystal: That's what I'm afraid of -- dating. I mean, what if I just don't have what it takes anymore?
Tad: What? Are you crazy? Have you looked in a mirror lately? You got what it takes and then some.
Krystal: You're not just saying that?
Tad: Yeah, I'm saying it.
Krystal: You're not just saying -- ha ha ha!
Tad: Oh, tell you what. I'll make you a deal, all right? I will try to get back on the horse if you will.
Krystal: Yeah. What's the worst that could happen, right?
Tad: I got a feeling we're about to find out.
J.R.: Hey. How did that party go?
Marissa: Oh, it was a real rager. No, I'm just kidding. No one showed except me and Scott. I guess your family wasn't really in the mood to celebrate.
J.R.: Hmm. Scott must be worried about the trial.
Marissa: Yeah, he's definitely worried about something. I just wish I knew what it was.
J.R.: You lost me there.
Marissa: Liza thinks that your dad may have some kind of a backup plan. You know, an ace in the hole to get Annie acquitted.
J.R.: That, or his plan is to sell her out.
Marissa: Why would he do that? All he does is talk about how much he loves her.
J.R.: Because I just upped the stakes.
Scott: Colby's moving back in.
Adam: Wonderful news, isn't it?
Scott: Yeah. And a surprise. Colby made it pretty clear that she'd never accept Annie. Why the sudden change of heart?
Adam: My daughter wants a relationship with me, and if she's willing to put up with Annie to get it, then I guess Colby's, well, learned to live with that. Heh heh heh!
Scott: So Colby's ok with that?
Scott: Uh-huh. I mean, you're still committed to getting Annie acquitted.
Adam: Of course, I am. What kind of a question is that?
Scott: I just -- I know how important your kids are to you, and I'm sure the thought has crossed your mind, now that Colby's back, J.R. and Little A will follow.
Adam: I'm not delusional, Scott. I know that your cousin is not going to move back into this house as long as Annie is in it.
Scott: And you're ok with that.
Adam: I love my wife. You should know that better than anyone.
Erica: That dance was so nice.
Ryan: A much-needed break.
Erica: Mmm. No dramas, no trials, no companies to run. Just us and the music. I could really get used to that.
Ryan: I'm counting on it. You know, I know we talked about this before, but when this is all over, when Annie is in prison and Emma's safe and Kendall is home, I want to just focus on us -- on you and me. And I want to see where that goes.
Erica: I'd like that. Ryan! Watch out!
Ryan: Hold on!
Ryan: You ok?
Erica: Yeah, I'm fine. Oh, that woman.
Ryan: Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey, you don't have to be afraid, ok? I just want to make sure that you're not hurt. Are you ok?
Erica: Oh, my God. Oh, who did that to you?
Ryan: Hey, listen, we got to get you to a hospital.
Madison: No, no. No hospitals.
Ryan: You need to be checked out.
Erica: Ryan, it's ok, it's ok. Listen, uh, I know somewhere where I can take you, and you'll be safe. I promise.
Tad: Ok, crisis averted. Found a binky. I swear, those things emit some kind of sleeping medication or muscle relax -- Krystal? Krystal?
[Knock on door]
Tad: What a surprise. I guess those monsters under the bed freak you out anyway, huh?
Liza: No, I was, um, I was missing my friend.
Tad: See what I did there? That's French for "me?"
Liza: No, I realized that, um, you know, when you left I forgot to give you something.
Tad: Yeah? What is it?
[Liza kisses Tad on the cheek]
Krystal: Well, here goes nothing.
Marissa: You mentioned the cancer?
J.R.: I had to. I had to let him know just how precious time is, that you only get one family, and Annie -- that psycho -- is killing ours.
Marissa: So what happened?
J.R.: Well, I gave him a choice, and I walked away.
Marissa: You gave him an ultimatum.
J.R.: He can either have me and his grandson, or he can have his new wife. There's no room for both.
Adam: Is, uh, Annie still awake?
Cop: Fell asleep about an hour ago, but you're welcome to go in.
Adam: No, no. That's all right. She needs her rest.
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