AMC Transcript Wednesday 12/23/09

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/23/09


Episode #10277

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

Amanda: Thanks for letting Trevor sleep here while we go out.

Krystal: Please. One more kid at Christmas -- who wouldn't want that?

Amanda: Oh, a big family holiday.

Krystal: Oh, there's another celebration, too, right? Isn't it your birthday at ConFusion?

Amanda: Poor guy. When your birthday's around Christmas, usually everybody forgets.

Krystal: Aww. Well, I didn't forget.

Jake: Love that about you.

Krystal: Happy birthday. Mwah. Tad didn't forget, either, but he did leave.

Jake: Leave? Where?

Krystal: I don't know. He came in, he got a phone call, and he ran right back out.

Jake: That's weird.

Amanda: I'm gonna go get Trevor settled. I'll be right back.

Jake: So, what's up with my brother?

Krystal: I don't know. I wish I could tell you. I mean, I think I heard him call Liza by name on the phone. He seemed -- he seemed concerned.

Jake: I bet it has something to do with David's not-so-lovely parting gifts.

Tad: Oh, it's a friend of mine at the police department. I asked him for some details about Willis' death.

Liza: Do they know anything?

Tad: No. They got nothing. They got no note, they got no signs of foul play. At this point, they think it's an accident.

Liza: Ha. That's because at this point, they don't know about the photos that David gave me of Willis having sex with a judge.

Tad: Liza, how many times do I have to say it? There is no reason to assume there's a connection.

Liza: Well, maybe David can shed a little light on the subject, since he seems to know everything else about Willis.

Tad: Speak of the devil. What the hell he's doing here? It's a coincidence.

Liza: No coincidence at all. I called him and told him to get his butt over here.

[Machine beeping]

Nurse Gayle: Oh, my God.

Ryan: "His prior mistake was now perfectly clear. It takes love -- not toys -- to bring Christmas cheer."

[Ryan kisses Emma]

Ryan: It's time for bed.

Emma: No, it's not. We forgot to hang up one ornament.

Ryan: What? We did? No, we didn't. They're all up there. Aren't they?

Emma: This one.

Opal: I'm sorry I got you upset with my premonitions.

Erica: Zach promised to have Kendall back in time for Christmas. It's getting so late.

Opal: Why don't we go and sit down, huh?

Erica: They're out there somewhere, Opal.

Opal: You've gotta remember that somebody's looking out for them.

[Father Clarence looks into Kendall and Zach's car, then walks away as sleigh bells rings]

Kendall: No. Yeah. It's too bad. I was hoping we'd somehow be unstuck from this ditch and magically transported home.

Zach: At least the storm passed.

Kendall: Yeah. I'm still freezing cold.

Zach: I'll turn the car on for a few minutes. Warm you up.

Kendall: Ooh.

[Engine cranks]

Zach: Great.

Kendall: That's funny. I didn't notice that before. There's a light.

Zach: Maybe it's a house. Let's check it out. 

Zach: Ok.

Kendall: Ooh, my gosh. Oh. This is so close to the road. I wonder why we didn't notice it earlier.

Zach: Well, the light wasn't on before. Hello? Anybody here?

Kendall: Maybe we're -- maybe we're trespassing.

Zach: It's better than freezing.

Father Clarence: Can I help you? I hope you haven't come for the Christmas Eve mass. I had to cancel it because of the weather.

Kendall: Father Clarence. Hello. You don't remember us? We're from Pine Valley.

Zach: I met you at the hospital when Kendall was in trouble.

Kendall: Yeah, and you -- you helped me a few times, first when my sister was sick and then again when I was pregnant.

Father Clarence: You'll have to forgive an old man's fading memory, but enough of that. What brings you here this evening?

Zach: Well, we're on our way home. We're flying back and the storm forced us down.

Kendall: Yeah, and we figured we'd try to drive home, but the snow was so bad, and then we had car problems.

Zach: Car is in the ditch up the road.

Kendall: And all we really want is to just be home with our children for Christmas.

Zach: Not in the cards now, is it?

Father Clarence: That's quite an exciting tale. I wish I could help, but the storm, it's closed most of the roads.

Kendall: I guess we're stuck here till morning, then, huh?

Father Clarence: I'm afraid so. But I can offer you some blankets and a warm beverage.

Kendall: Ahh. Well, that would be a Godsend.

Father Clarence: That would, indeed. I'll be back shortly. So nice to have company on this special night.

Kendall: There's something about him. He's like a sweet, funny, old angel. I'm not sure I would have Spike right now if it weren't for Father Clarence. And you. Ok, this whole thing, this makes no sense. Didn't he just say he couldn't help us find our way home?

Zach: So?

Kendall: So, if he has a knack for knowing when to show up and fix things, what's he doing here right now?

[Ryan groans as he carries gifts to place under the tree, then he looks at Greenlee's green butterfly ornament]

Opal: Oh. Oh, my. Those little guys, they were so excited. Thought I'd never get them to sleep. How about I make us up some cocoa? We can sit here and wait for Zach and Kendall, huh?

Erica: Oh, Opal, there is no way that I could sit down and drink cocoa, but thank you. And you know what? You've done enough. You need to get home.

Opal: I'm gonna stay here and keep you company.

Erica: No, Opal, I insist.

Opal: Oh, well, if Erica Kane insists. All right, all right.

Erica: Ok.

Opal: All right, but you gotta promise me that if you need absolutely anything at all, that you'll give me a call.

Erica: I will. I certainly will.

Opal: Are we clear about that?

Erica: Yup.

Opal: All right.

Erica: Ok.

Opal: Well, I'll head out, then.

Erica: Thanks, Opal.

Opal: Of course. Hey. Merry Christmas, gal pal.

Erica: Same to you.

[Telephone rings]

Erica: Ryan.

Ryan: How are you? Any word from Kendall?

Erica: Ah, no. No. Not yet. Oh, just it feels so empty here without her. It just -- it makes me feel empty.

Ryan: Hey, I got an idea.

Erica: Great. What is it?

Ryan: I think we should watch a movie together -- across town. So, what movies do Zach and Kendall have in their holiday collection?

Erica: You -- you think that you might have the same movie?

Ryan: Well, they gotta have at least one match.

Erica: Do you have "White Christmas"?

Ryan: "White Christmas"? Uh -- "White Christmas" it is.

Krystal: I wish I could tell you more, but all I know is he got that phone call. Why don't you give him a call yourself?

Jake: No. Oh, you know. What if it's something serious with Liza, and I don't want to --

Amanda: What's serious with Liza?

Jake: Oh, nothing. Probably nothing.

Krystal: Unless it is about those gifts that David was getting ready to dole out before his big sayonara speech.

Amanda: I really wish you wouldn't talk like that. David's words were from his heart. And I don't even remember him talking to Liza.

Krystal: Yeah, but that doesn't mean he didn't corner her in private, work some of his dirty mojo on her.

David: You gave Willis those dirty pictures. That's all on you.

Tad: No, actually, it's not. You made her your accomplice the second you handed her those photos, so if anybody compromised Liza and put her in a bad situation, it'd be you. Which doubtless was your objective from the get-go.

David: Are you two a tag team again? Wow. That could prove to be very beneficial for you, Tad.

Tad: What are you talking about?

David: Aren't you trying to start that P.I. gig again? Come on. It's a no-brainer. It's a win-win.

Liza: Very reassuring.

David: You know, one thing I've learned, being so close to death, is that you have to live for the moment. It's true. Which is why I'm going to toast the momentous occasion when the D.A.'s desk became yours for the taking.

Liza: I didn't say I was going to run.

David: You'd be a fool not to. But for the moment, I'm more interested in getting those custody papers so Jake and Amanda can get Trevor.

Liza: Oh.

David: And that's my biggest concern right now -- his future. So, what do you say, Liza? You help me out right now and who knows -- maybe someday from the great beyond, I'll be looking down on you and maybe I can return the favor.

Tad: So, obviously manipulating Liza's going swimmingly for you. What's your next trick?

David: I don't manipulate anymore, Tad. I just offer options.

[Tad chuckles]

Tad: You mean like the option you offered Jake? Or the one you offered Krystal? Jinkies, Dave.

Amanda: What's going on here?

David: You know, I don't know what I was thinking. I felt that if I told everyone I was dying, they'd back off. Instead all I get are accusations -- with Tad here, going for my jugular.

Liza: Someone had to.

Jake: Well, I think he's just trying to protect people against your sick games. I don't think he thinks your "poor thing" story works very well for scum like you.

Amanda: It's Christmas and David is dying, and all you can think to do is circle him like a pack of wolves?

David: I tell you what. I'll save you all the trouble, and I'll leave. Drink's on you, by the way.

Amanda: I'll go with you.

Jake: No. Do you mind?

Amanda: Am I the only one that gets the spirit of the season here? He's dying. Someone has to show this man a little bit of kindness.

Tad: Ow.

Jake: Can you find something really, really, really heavy and just smash me, just smash me in the head with it? Go ahead. I can take it. I can take it.

[Tad hits Jake on the head with his open hand]

Father Clarence: Oh, I forgot the napkins.

Kendall: Oh, no, you know what? I'll go get them. You stay right here. Ok. Thanks.

Zach: It's tough not being home for Christmas.

Father Clarence: Yes. Wouldn't it be nice just to snap your fingers and be there? I'd do it for you, but that's more my boss's line of work. Do you have a Christmas wish?

Zach: Well, Kendall and I, we've been to hell and back -- oh, I'm sorry. French. It would be -- be nice if we could just wipe the slate clean. I don't even know what I'm asking you. Sorry.

Father Clarence: You think you'd like a fresh start?

Zach: Yeah. But that's not really a Christmas wish. You can't put it in a box and put it underneath a tree. It's not really --

Father Clarence: Sounds like you love your wife very much.

Zach: Yeah.

Ryan: Ok. Ready? Go.

[Music playing on TV]

Greenlee: Let me see. Let's see.

Erica: Oh, I love this. This is perfect. I just love "White Christmas." I've seen it 100 times. You've seen it, haven't you? Greenlee: Let me see. Let's see. What do you think? It's good? Ha ha. Hi. Hi. Ryan.

Erica: Ryan, did I hear a voice?

Ryan: Um -- no. I just accidentally changed channels by accident again. You know, I think it -- I think it might've woke Emma up a little bit. I think I hear her fussing. Maybe I should go check on her, ok?

Erica: Oh, yeah, of course.

Ryan: You know, I don't know how long it's gonna take, exactly, so -- yeah. Maybe you should just watch the movie without me, ok?

Erica: Ah, no, no. That's ok, really. I have a lot of work to do, anyway, so you go look after Emma, and we'll talk later.

Ryan: Ok. I'll talk to you later.

Greenlee: I forgot to check my hair. Please forgive the bad lighting, and the camera's probably so close you can see my nose hairs, but -- ok. Ha. I just need you to know how much I love you, Ryan. Or loved. And I never want that to be a bad thing, ever, so -- um -- what I mean is, um -- ha. Wow. This is harder than I thought. But I'm gonna get through it. Um, I want you to be happy, Ryan. With or without me. And I know it would be hard, you know, to get through -- well, it better be hard, but eventually you would move on. It's true. And I want that for you -- to love and to be loved, and to have someone that gets you. Like I do. Like I said, you know, I hope you're never watching this, because I feel like a complete dork making it, but, um, if you do -- ha -- I love you. Be happy. Very happy. Ok. I love you. Bye --

[As music plays on TV, Erica's phone rings]

Father Clarence: You two all right? Can I get you anything else?

Kendall: No, no. I think we're fine. Thanks. So? Did you find out anything about him when I was gone?

Zach: He's as mysterious as ever.

Kendall: Ok, I think I wanna try.

Kendall: Father Clarence, I can't thank you enough for taking us in.

Father Clarence: Ah, the church is like a little, safe harbor. I know you folks would like to be home, but I really find you delightful company.

Kendall: Thank you.

Father Clarence: You are my Christmas wish come true. Do you have a Christmas wish?

Kendall: Well -- if I could wish for anything, it's been kind of a rough year for us, so if I had a special magic Christmas wand, I would try to erase all the suffering Zach has gone through. Just --

Father Clarence: Wipe the slate clean.

Kendall: Yeah.

Father Clarence: But aren't we the sum total of all our experiences, good and bad?

Kendall: I guess.

Father Clarence: So, if you had a completely -- new beginning, wouldn't you wipe out things you love and things that people love about you?

Kendall: Well, given the last year or two, it might be worth it.

Father Clarence: Be careful what you wish for, young lady.

Kendall: Right. Well, I should probably get back to my husband. Thanks for listening. Hello?

Younger Kendall: Ohh. Hello? Hello?

[Younger Zach breathing heavily]

Younger Zach: Hello.

Younger Kendall: Hi. Uh, who are you?

Younger Zach: I could ask you the same thing.

Younger Kendall: I'm Kendall Hart. I was driving, got caught in the storm, and my car died. Ok, now it's your turn.

Younger Zach: Zach Slater. Same storm, different car. Gonna be stuck here for a while.

Younger Kendall: Yeah, I guess so.

Younger Zach: Do you want to play a game with me? Get to know each other a little better.

Younger Kendall: I don't really like games.

Younger Zach: You see that? We know each other better already.

Krystal: Boy, the kids always get up way too early on Christmas to suit me.

Opal: Oh, you said it. That's why I always sic 'em on the stockings first. That buys me a couple extra minutes in the sack.

[Krystal and Opal speaking at once]

Opal: No. Well, we -- oh, my Lord. What happened to you?

Jake: I lost control. I'm not supposed to do that, but I guess that's what I did.

Liza: No, Jake did not lose control. David took control, the way he always does.

Jake: What's wrong with my wife? What's with that reaction? She's really that protective of him? She -- she can't see through his -- I just, I mean --

Tad: Hey, just listen to me, all right? You're forgetting where she comes from. She grew up with a Janet from Another Planet as a mother, ok? The only woman in the world who could rack up a body count with one hand and reel Amanda in to defend her with another. All David is doing is plucking the same heartstrings.

Jake: So, I lose, no matter what. That's what you're saying?

David: Thank you for sticking up for me back there, but you didn't have to come home with me, though.

Amanda: I know.

David: I told you that you should spend the holiday with -- with Jake and Trevor at your place. It's all right, Amanda. Go. I understand.

Amanda: I've been really on the fence about keeping Trevor from you, especially after I realized this is your last chance to ever spend a Christmas with him. I mean, next year --

David: So, let me guess. You didn't want to push the issue with Jake, so you stayed away. Amanda, I am so sorry. You're stuck in the middle again. You're always in the middle.

[Telephone rings]

David: I'm sorry. Hello?

Nurse Gayle: Can you talk?

David: No, I'm sorry, but I'm not on call anymore.

Nurse Gayle: You need to get up here to see your patient. Things are changing fast. The numbers are off the charts. You need to be here, and I mean now.

David: Well, there's really nothing I can do at the moment.

Nurse Gayle: It's not about what you're doing. It's about what the patient is doing. You're not gonna believe this. It's a miracle.

[Music plays on TV]

[Knocking on door]

Erica: Kendall. Hi.

Ryan: Hi. I got a sitter for Emma, which was no small feat at this holiday hour.

Erica: Come on in.

Ryan: I wanted to come by because I have a confession to make. Yeah. I wasn't watching "White Christmas." I mean, I was intending to watch "White Christmas," but I put the wrong DVD in the player.

Erica: So, what were you watching?

Ryan: It's not really a matter of "what." More "who" is the question. It was Greenlee. And she made a video for me just in case something ever happened to her. She made it the night before the accident.

Erica: And so what did Greenlee say on this video?

Ryan: It was her last wish, and she said that she didn't want me to get locked down in case something ever happened to her. She said she didn't want me to hide from the world or from anything. She -- she was freeing me.

Erica: Freeing you for what?

David: That call was about a patient of mine who's terminal. I really should be going over there.

Amanda: I thought you resigned from the hospital.

David: Yes, I did, but I still have responsibility to the patients I cared for. I don't feel like I have much of a choice in the matter. But you do have a choice, so, go home to our son.

David: Hey. I'm packing my stuff. I'm on my way.

Jake: The way that I see it, I gotta ramp up his expiration date. I mean, honestly, how do we all put up with it? How do we put up with the lies and this -- this crock of -- this slimy --

Opal: Hold her there. Look. Hold it. You know, we may all share your feelings about the evil Doctor Dave, but it is still Christmas, ok?

Jake: Oh, is it Christmas? Does it feel like Christmas to you, really? Because it doesn't feel like that to me. Where's my wife if it's Christmas? Where is she? Is she staying up all night with me playing "Santa, keep your claws off me"? No. I'm here, and she's over at the mausoleum, that's where she is, and I bet you she wants to be there for the entire Christmas season singing little songs to the baby because, you know, it's the baby's first Christmas and everything, and I'm sorry. It doesn't feel like Christmas to me. If it's feeling like Christmas to you, then you keep it. I don't want it. I don't want any part of it.

Younger Kendall: I'll take one card, please.

Younger Zach: Drawing for a straight?

Younger Kendall: Are you cheating?

Younger Zach: Uh, only when I have to, and right now, I don't have to.

Younger Kendall: Mm. You make your living gambling?

Younger Zach: Dealer takes two.

Younger Kendall: Are you drawing a straight?

Younger Zach: You really don't know much about gambling, do you?

Younger Kendall: Well, only on relationships.

Younger Zach: Mm-hmm. How's that game going? You winning?

Younger Kendall: Not yet.

Younger Zach: Pair of jacks. What do you got? Aah! Ahh. You got nothing.

Younger Kendall: Oh, well, maybe I'm just softening you up for the kill.

Younger Zach: Yeah, maybe you are.

Younger Kendall: It's kinda crazy, you know. Two of us, our cars died, and we're both kinda stuck here tonight, together.

Younger Zach: Mm-hmm. Talking about fate. Are you hitting on me?

Younger Kendall: You wish. Gotta warn you, though, I'm bad news. I just might break your heart.

Younger Zach: Not if I break yours first. I got nothing.

Younger Kendall: You going somewhere?

Younger Zach: Yup. Gonna see if there's a town in walking distance.

Younger Kendall: So you -- you're just gonna leave?

Younger Zach: Yeah. Consider me walking out this door doing you a favor. Christmas present.

Younger Kendall: And my guess is if I let you walk out that door, I'd be doing the exact same thing for you. So, Merry Christmas.

Younger Zach: Merry Christmas.

[Kendall and Zach wake up in the car]

Kendall: Ahh.

Zach: I just had the weirdest dream.

Kendall: So did I.

Zach: In a church.

Kendall: Yeah. And Father Clarence brought us food.

Zach: And then you went back for napkins.

Kendall: Yeah, so that you could talk to him alone.

Zach: This is too weird.

Kendall: Could this have been real? I mean -- no, no, I mean -- no, we're here, right? So this couldn't have actually happened.

Zach: It was a dream, and in this dream, I had a wish for you. I wanted all your pain to just disappear.

Kendall: Wipe the slate clean. That's what I wished for you, too.

Zach: And then with a clean slate, we both walked away.

Kendall: Like the only way to -- to wipe the slate was to have never started anything in the first place. I don't want that now. I could never be away from you.

Zach: Me neither.

Kendall: So, I mean, what do you think the dream meant? I mean, that there's no such thing as a fresh start?

Zach: Maybe it meant that you gotta be happy with what you got.

[A sign on the road reads "Pine Valley 5 miles]

Kendall: Zach, look. Look. We were practically home the whole time.

Zach: Could've walked.

Kendall: Oh. Oh, God.

[Engine starts]

[Car beeping]

Zach: Somehow I knew that was gonna happen.

Kendall: Yeah. Still, we were definitely very, very stuck in that ditch last night.

Zach: I have a feeling we're not stuck anymore.

Ryan: Greenlee's gone, and I don't want to live in the past, but I think it just -- it took me seeing her and hearing from her to remember what I do want, and what I do want is -- is living here, right now, with something -- really wonderful. Something that's been right in front of me. Something that I had refused to define, but I think I'm ready for a little definition at this point. So that I can -- so that I can -- focus on it, so that it matters to me. And I really hope that I haven't waited too long, and I also hope that you want that, too.

[Ryan and Erica kiss]

Erica: It's Christmas morning.

Ryan: Uh-huh.

Erica: Oh, you need to get home. You need to be there before Emma gets up. And I need to wait for my daughter, too. She's gonna be back any minute, I'm sure. Just in case I didn't give you your answer -- the answer is "no." You didn't wait too long.

Liza: All right. That's it. I've been up for 24 hours. It is dawn. I am going home.

Tad: Sounds like a plan.

Liza: Good night. Good morning.

Tad: You know I'm gonna stick by you no matter what. I'm just kind of curious as to what you decided.

Liza: What? If I'm running for D.A.?

Tad: Yup.

Liza: Please. I haven't even decided if I'm gonna get out of bed tonight. Or this morning. Huh. Listen, thank you so much for sticking by me. Standing up for me with David.

Tad: Oh, come on. Getting in Hayward's face is one of life's little pleasures. Like chocolate. Or sex. Or chocolate sex.

Liza: Mm.

Tad: Woof.

Liza: Mm.

Tad: Ohh. So, I just at this point, what I ask is going to bed even in the cards or do we just, like, sort of wait up until the kids wake up?

[Knocking on door]

Tad: That's it.

Opal: Good question.

Tad: Five bucks says Liza forgot her keys. Oh, come on. Amanda.

Jake: Hey. Something -- something wrong? Something happen? What's wrong?

Amanda: Ah, no. I don't know. I'm not sure. Something strange is going on with David.

Krystal: Ha. You mean stranger than usual?

Amanda: Well, I left to come here but I forgot my gloves, so I went back, and he didn't see me but I heard him on the phone booking a private jet to Gloucester.

Krystal: Why? Why Gloucester?

Jake: We were in Gloucester a couple months ago, because we thought that he might've hidden Trevor there.

Amanda: But all we found was an ex-nurse of his who was running a bar.

Jake: Figured that was it, there was nothing more to it.

Tad: Well, I guess we figured wrong.

[Door opens]

Kendall: Oh, God. Mom.

Erica: Kendall!

Kendall: Mom. Mom. Mm.

Erica: You're safe, and you're home.

Kendall: I'm home. I am home. Oh, my God. Home. It has never looked so good. The boys. The boys. I wanna see my boys. Where are my boys? I need to see them right now.

Zach: Hey.

Kendall: Get over here. Get over here.

Spike: Hi, Mommy!

Kendall: Get-get-get-get --

Zach: You got him?

Kendall: Let me take one of you. Yeah. Yes. Are you so sweet?

Erica: Oh, I was so afraid you wouldn't make it home for Christmas.

Zach: Well, I guess you call it a miracle.

[Zach growling]

[When Ryan opens the balcony door, the wind knocks the green butterfly ornament down and it breaks on the floor]

David: Let me see.

Nurse Gayle: You're the expert. Was I crazy for calling?

David: Far from it. I never really believed this was possible. I never really believed you'd pull through. Merry Christmas.

[Greenlee lies unconscious on the bed]

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