All My Children Transcript Tuesday 12/29/09
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Zach: Good morning.
Kendall: Mmm. Is it morning already?
Zach: Well, technically, it's afternoon.
Zach: How'd you sleep?
Kendall: Are you kidding me? With you in our own bed for the first time in I don't know how long? Oh. I've never been more relaxed in my entire life. Holy crap! What? I -- I thought you were kidding when you said it was the afternoon.
Zach: What happened to relaxed?
Kendall: No, I thought -- Zach, I have been gone for so many months. I have so much to catch up on.
Zach: Ok, that can wait.
Kendall: It can.
Zach: I need to talk.
Kendall: You need to talk? Yeah, about what?
Zach: About my thoughts and feelings.
Kendall: Really? Come on.
Zach: About my hair.
Kendall: Your hair?
Zach: Hey, no, seriously, listen. I've been thinking.
Zach: We've been talking about the idea of a new beginning, a new start. What if -- we need to go through a door, maybe our door, and step into Paradise?
Annie: What a lovely surprise.
Erica: Well, are you on your way out for a run? Don't let me stop you.
Annie: No, actually. I just finished a Pilates session. Sven, meet Erica.
Erica: Hi, Sven.
Sven: Same time next week?
Annie: You know where to find me. Bye.
Annie: Please, come in.
Erica: Thank you.
Annie: If only you had gotten here a little sooner, we could have worked on your core. I swear, Sven has changed my life.
Erica: I bet.
Annie: Can I offer you some breakfast?
Erica: No, actually. Since I have already been working on my core, I wouldn't want to ruin it with that.
Erica: You can interest me in Adam, however.
Annie: Unfortunately, my husband is occupied at the moment. Would you like some tea while you wait?
Erica: No, thanks.
Annie: How about a scone? I swear, they are just divine.
Annie: Is something funny?
Erica: You. I mean, your desperate attempt to try to fit into Adam Chandler's lifestyle. I'm sorry, it's just funny.
Ryan: See ya. Thanks, Corrina.
Corrina: Oh, sure.
Liza: Hey, Emma. Bye. Oh, so cute.
Ryan: Liza, thank you for coming.
Liza: So, Annie proposed a custody arrangement, huh?
Ryan: "A," I don't like it. "B," even if I did like it, there's no possible way that I'd want to share custody of my little girl.
Liza: Well, I think you need to reconsider.
Ryan: What? Are you serious? And what, just hand over my little girl so she can be warped by her mother every other week?
Liza: Well, it's better than handing her over for good.
Gayle: Greenlee? Are you trying to say something?
David: What the hell are you doing here?
Tad: I was gonna ask you the same question.
Gayle: Greenlee, can you open your eyes for me?
David: It's hardly some big conspiracy theory, Tad. I'm an investor in this bar.
Tad: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Jake told me all about it. How you stuffed your nurse full of hush money and shipped her off to parts unknown.
David: Well, that's his version.
Tad: I want to just ask you something. She was willing to take the fall for you. I mean, when you were basically drugging Adam. Is she in on the latest lie you've concocted?
David: All right, and which lie would that be?
Tad: Oh, yeah, that's right. I'm sorry, with you, it's so hard to keep score. You know, the one where you basically croak in six months or less.
David: Yeah, well, I know it's breaking your heart, Tad, but I am dying.
Tad: Yeah, sure you are. Does Gayle always sleep here?
David: I'm not doing this with you.
Tad: No, it's really funny, because I was watching this place all night. And I mean all night. And she never left, and her car is here, which means -- she is, too. So I tell you what, why don't we open up that door and say hello?
Ryan: Wait a minute, you actually think that Annie could get full custody of Emma?
Liza: Yeah, it's a real possibility.
Liza: Because a psychiatrist testified in court that Annie has been rehabilitated. I get that you don't agree with that, but the judge's job is just looking at facts.
Ryan: That's great, because the facts are that she's a dangerous woman. All right, she's a homicidal maniac who gets off on manipulating her own little girl.
Liza: Yeah, I know. And in the eyes of the law, she's no longer a threat. All right, the charges against her in Stuart's murder were dropped. So here she is, she's married, she's settled. Who's to say that she can't provide a stable home for her daughter?
Ryan: I say. I say. She kidnapped her own daughter, Liza. I mean, come on, she was in a mental institution. On what planet does that qualify somebody to get full custody of their child?
Liza: I'm just saying that the argument will and can be brought up that she is gonna be better off with her mother and her stepfather. And especially if Adam is going to be pulling some strings, which you know he will.
Ryan: So what do I do?
Liza: Well, you keep this out of the courts at all costs. And my advice to you is just sit back and wait for Annie to make her next move.
Ryan: She already did. She wants me to come over to the mansion to discuss options today.
Annie: Careful, it's hot. Wouldn't want you to scold that tongue of yours.
Erica: Don't you mean choke on the arsenic you put in here? I think I'll go find Adam.
Erica: Ahh. Get out of my way.
Annie: This is my home.
Erica: Oh, and so you don't allow Adam any visitors?
Annie: Don't make me physically restrain you.
Erica: Restrain me? You mean with that so-called core of yours?
Annie: Sven says that --
Erica: Sven says whatever you pay him to say. Oh, there you are. We have an appointment.
Adam: Yes. Good workout?
Adam: Why don't you go take a good hot bath? I'll take care of things down here. What is this all about, Erica?
Erica: Ahem. Adam, I understand that you want to see Ryan. I assume it's because you want to talk to him about Emma.
Adam: Yeah, Annie has a right to shared custody of her daughter.
Erica: But Annie has no intention of sharing. Adam, don't you remember how important it was for you to keep Little A in your life and in your home? Do you really want to do this to Ryan? Tear his little girl out of his home and his arms? Please listen to me, Adam. Ryan is a good man, and he's an even better father. Please don't do this. Please let Emma stay with Ryan. Let that happen. He's a good father.
Adam: Mm-hmm. I respectfully disagree.
Erica: Adam, what do you think Stuart would say if he could see you behave like this? Cold and ruthless as always.
Adam: Well, thanks to me, we'll never know.
Erica: Well, I think we both know exactly what Stuart would say. He'd say, "Adam, I am so disappointed in you."
Zach: We open our front door and there's Paradise. Not our yard, not our driveway.
Kendall: Well, are we still in Pine Valley?
Zach: No. It's a much warmer place. Much kinder place. The skies are blue. Endless ocean. Flowers to put in your hair.
Kendall: It sounds incredible.
Zach: Yeah. The boys would be so happy. I guess the point is, Kendall, we haven't had our fresh start yet.
Kendall: So, we just pick up and we go, just like that?
Zach: Yeah. Adventure. You and me, Ian, Spike. Travel the world. Team Slater taking over.
Kendall: You're not kidding.
Zach: Mm-mmm. Been sitting here for hours watching you sleep. I couldn't get it out of my head. We need to do this. We have to do it now. Get away from this place, everyone, everything. We'll go anywhere in the world. If we like it, we stay. If we don't like it, keep moving. That's our freedom. That's our paradise. I know I'm asking a lot. But if we don't do this, I'm afraid that this --
Kendall: Hold on. Zach Slater's afraid.
Zach: What? No. No, I'm afraid that if we don't take this moment, then we'll just be back where we were. You get lost at Fusion, I get lost at the casino, and Rachel's gonna raise our kids. And we're gonna one day just drop them off at college.
Kendall: Hold on a second. They haven't even made it to elementary school yet.
Zach: Ok, but you know what, we've wasted enough time already. And if we don't do this now --
Kendall: Then we never will.
Zach: Does that mean you're in?
Kendall: I'm -- I am in.
Zach: You sure?
Kendall: Yes, Zach. Of course, I'm sure. Pine Valley is not going anywhere. And besides, we need time to get away and to be alone with our family, without any interruptions. None.
[Knock on door]
Kendall: Like that one. You see, this is a sign.
Zach: Yeah. You're not gonna regret this. I love you.
Kendall: Mmm. I know.
Erica: Oh, Zach, I need to speak to Kendall.
Zach: Actually, we're in the middle of something.
Kendall: No, no, that's ok, Mom. Actually, I'm glad you're here.
Erica: Why's that?
Kendall: Zach and I have something to tell you.
David: Here's the medicine for my blood disorder.
David: And it's illegal here in the U.S., Tad. So instead of drawing attention to myself, having it sent to me where heavens knows who might intercept it, I'm having it sent to Gayle here.
Tad: Where you pick it up?
Tad: In person? On Christmas?
David: Well, forgive me for wanting to live.
Tad: Live? Oh, I'm sorry, I thought all the stuff does is buy you a little more time.
David: Live longer, man. But who knows? Hey, I'll tell you what. Why don't you take it? Ok? Have Angie test the drug. I guarantee you she will say the same thing I just did.
Tad: I got to hand it to you. You are -- you are really good. I mean, that was a nice try, as distractions go, but I'm sorry, I still really want to see what's behind that door.
Gayle: Are you ok?
David: Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine.
Gayle: I fell asleep taking inventory last night. Woke up to you arguing with an intruder.
Tad: What, intruder? No, wait. No, hang on. This is a big misunderstanding.
David: No, no, no, it's hardly a misunderstanding. I want this man arrested for breaking and entering.
Greenlee: Ryan, what are you doing here?
Ryan: I'm just admiring my bride, that's all.
Greenlee: No, we're not supposed to see each other before the wedding.
Ryan: Come on, you don't believe in that stuff.
Greenlee: Yeah, I do. And you will, too, when we're both cursed for the next 50 years.
Ryan: 50 years? Hey, try eternity, ok?
Annie: I thought we agreed no lawyers.
Liza: I'm not here as Ryan's council. I'm just here as an extra set of ears. And I think it's best, especially for Emma, if you two work this out amicably.
Ryan: So, you mentioned shared custody. How exactly do you see that working?
Annie: Well, I've done some research. Many families alternate weeks. But there's other options, like we could do days, like she spends a few days with you and a few days with us.
Ryan: So, like two houses, two toothbrushes, that whole thing? I don't want that for her.
Adam: Isn't that how you've managed with Spike?
Ryan: Yes, yes. Yeah. But Spike doesn't know any different. Spike's been doing that from the very beginning, right. Whereas Emma, you know, it's just, everything that's she's been through, I just thought maybe she could use a little stability in her life. That's all.
Annie: You're absolutely right.
Ryan: I am?
Annie: Yeah. Emma shouldn't be forced to split her time between two homes. She should come move in here with us.
Erica: You're going away now?
Kendall: Well, Zach convinced me this is -- this is what we need. And he's right. He's completely right, Mom. We need time to be away from everyone. But I promise you we won't be far. You can call us, we'll do phone calls, we'll do emails. You'll never even miss us. Please don't be upset.
Erica: Oh, no, I'm thrilled. I'm thrilled for you.
Kendall: You are?
Erica: I am. I mean, you found your way back. That's all I care about. Go live on the moon for a while if you have to. Only promise me something. Promise me that you will live. That you'll take this time and cherish this time and use this time to get your family back on track.
Zach: That's the plan. I'm grateful. Thank you for understanding.
Erica: Oh, no, please don't. You love my daughter. You've saved her life more than once. I am the grateful one.
Kendall: Ok, what is with that face? Come on.
Erica: Uh. Look, maybe it's nothing, but Annie is pressuring Ryan. She really wants shared custody. I'm urging Ryan to fight. I'm just saying that under the circumstances he may not be willing to let Spike go. I mean, at least not right now.
Zach: If Ryan doesn't want Spike to go, then we won't go.
Ryan: There is no way in hell Emma is living here full time. Is that clear?
Liza: Ok, I think what Ryan means to say is that he's concerned that an abrupt move like that would do more harm on Emma than it would good.
Annie: We're talking about a few suitcases here.
Ryan: I'm just saying that Emma's life is at home with me. That's what she knows.
Annie: So I guess the concept of sharing is completely off the table.
Liza: No, I don't think it's off the table yet. Personally, I think that sharing Emma is the best option right now. I know it'll probably be a rough adjustment at first, but kids are resilient.
[Cell phone rings]
Liza: You know, she will adjust. I'm sorry. Oh, excuse me, I have to take this.
Tad: Oh, Liza, thank God.
Liza: Listen, Jake told me that you followed David to Gloucester. What's going on?
Tad: Yeah, it's funny you should ask. Listen, you're not busy right now, are you?
David: I can't believe Tad just showed up like that. What am I saying? Of course, I can.
Gayle: Everything's fine. He's been arrested.
David: Trust me, he'll be back.
Gayle: I have some good news. You'll never believe it. Greenlee spoke.
Gayle: It was just one word, but it was clear as day. She said "Ryan."
David: Greenlee. Greenlee, it's David. If you can hear me, say something. Her pressure's up. Her EEG shows increased theta activity. She's definitely getting stronger. Oh, my, did you -- Greenlee. Greenlee, it's David. It's all right. I'm gonna take good care of you, ok?
Greenlee: Ryan. Ryan. Ryan. Ryan! Ryan. Ryan. Ryan.
Gayle: Dr. Hayworth.
Greenlee: Ryan. [Groans] Ryan.
Ryan: Yanking Emma back and forth from house to house, no. I just don't think it's the right move.
Liza: Hey, can I talk to you for a second? Listen, I got an emergency situation I gotta deal with.
Ryan: Everything ok?
Liza: Yeah, it will be. I just have to handle it right now.
Ryan: Ok, yeah, go, go. Do what you got to do.
Liza: Hey, listen, can you not talk about anything dealing with custody until I get back?
Ryan: Yes, I agree not to talk about anything until you get back.
Liza: Ok. You sure?
Ryan: Yes. It's fine, Liza. Yes, I agree, ok.
Ryan: Look, Liza had to go, so I think maybe it'd be best that we just table this for now. Ok?
Adam: I think I've got the perfect solution. What Emma needs is a neutral environment, so she's not gonna be torn back and forth between two parents. And in Philadelphia right now is a new boarding school. Excellent. And they're accepting students as young as Emma.
Ryan: Are you kidding me?
Annie: Adam. Adam, we haven't even spoken about this.
Adam: But Emma would thrive in that environment.
Ryan: Ok, ok, I got an idea. How about you keep your thoughts and your boarding schools to yourself. Obviously we need to go to court to settle this.
Adam: But --
Annie: Have I told you lately how brilliant you are?
Adam: Oh, well, it never hurts to hear it again. We are going to court, and we are going to win.
Maid: There's a Judge Robinson here to see you.
Annie: Oh, show him in. Let me take this.
Adam: Randolph, how good of you to come on such short notice.
Annie: Yes, hi. And I never got a chance to thank you for helping me get that horrible ankle monitor off and allowing me access to see Emma in the hospital. Thank you.
Randolph: Just doing my job, Mrs. Chandler. How is that adorable daughter of yours?
Annie: She's wonderful. Thank you.
Adam: Yes, as a matter of fact, we were just talking about that. We're gonna file for full custody.
Randolph: Oh, is that what this meeting is about? If this is a bribe, Adam, I'm not taking it.
Ryan: I have absolutely no idea what's going on over there. I can't figure anything out in that house. Obviously Annie wants Emma all to herself. That's pretty obvious. But then all of a sudden, Adam lobs out there that Emma is gonna go to boarding school.
Erica: That's crazy. Emma's just a little girl.
Ryan: The whole thing is crazy. And there's no getting through to them, so I had no other choice. I mean, I just have to take my chances in court.
Erica: Oh, Ryan, I'm so sorry.
Ryan: Thank you.
Kendall: Well, if there's anything that we can do.
Ryan: Whew. Hey, ok, well, I'm sorry to sort of bust in here like that and vent. First of all, I'm happy to see you back. I'm glad you're back. And second of all, what'd you guys want to talk to me about?
Zach: It's not important.
Ryan: Well, I mean, you called me over here to talk, so go ahead, talk. Guys, is it Spike?
Kendall: No, no, no. Spike is fine.
Ryan: Ok, well, then what is it?
Kendall: Zach and I are thinking of going away for a little while. Just a couple of months to reconnect after that whole horrible nightmare.
Ryan: Oh. That sounds like a great idea.
Kendall: We want to bring the boys with us. Both of them.
Zach: But with everything that you're going through now, we'll put it off.
Ryan: No. No, don't put it off. Go. And take Spike with you.
Gayle: She was coming around. Talking, moving. Why would you put her under again?
David: To protect her. If Greenlee wakes up too abruptly, it could overwhelm her. Physically, emotionally. Especially if her mind is on Ryan. She had her accident on their wedding day. It was almost a year ago.
Gayle: A lot changes in a year.
David: Yeah. And when Greenlee realizes how much has changed, it just might kill her.
Ryan: It's not like I'm crazy about being away from him for so long, but like you said, it's just gonna be a couple of months. I can handle a couple of months.
Kendall: Yes, but, Ryan, you're going through this whole custody mess thing.
Ryan: Yeah, it's gonna get really ugly. I think this is better for everybody. I think it's better for you, for Spike. And with the custody mess, it's gonna be tough enough to shield Emma from that. So, I just -- I just have one request.
Ryan: That you bring a computer with you so that I can talk to him, you know, through the computer I can see his face.
Kendall: Of course. Done. Thank you. Thank you for making this so easy.
Erica: Well, now comes the hard part. Packing.
Kendall: Oh, God. Not that.
Erica: Well, just pack up all your necessities, then once you know exactly where it is you're staying, then you send the rest of the stuff.
Zach: See that? Everything's under control.
Erica: Yeah, come on. Why don't we start with the boys' room.
Kendall: Let's do that.
Zach: Hey, Ryan. You could have put up a fight.
Ryan: No. This is better for everybody. Especially Spike.
Zach: I'm grateful.
Ryan: Me, too. Take good care of my boy.
Zach: As if my life depended on it.
David: Thank you. That'll be fine. All set.
Gayle: Are you sure she can handle this?
David: No. What other choice do we have?
Erica: Ok. All right. Ryan didn't leave, did he?
Zach: Nope, he's helping Rachel to give the boys a bath. That all your luggage?
Kendall: Yeah, well, this and the mammoth suitcase that's upstairs.
Zach: That's more like it. I'll take that to the car.
Zach: Half hour, ok?
Kendall: Yep. [Sighs]
Erica: Well, looks like this is it.
Kendall: No, no, no. There's no it. Don't say that.
Erica: Honey, what's wrong?
Kendall: Nothing, Mom. Everything is right. Everything's perfect, finally. I'm back with my husband, my family. And I'm excited about this trip, I really am.
Kendall: Well -- Pine Valley is my home. I'm gonna miss it. This house, Fusion, but most of all, I'm just gonna miss you. I'm gonna miss you. You.
Erica: Oh, honey. I'm gonna miss you, too.
Kendall: You know what, I wish Bianca could be here. Honestly, I wish she could be here to make sure that you're ok.
Erica: Make sure that I'm ok? Honey, when have you ever known me not to be ok?
Kendall: Well, I just -- I just feel like I'm leaving you all alone.
Erica: No, no. Physical proximity, that's not what keeps us close at all. I mean, think about it. Think about it. How much time we have spent apart from each other, much more time apart than near, right?
Erica: And yet here you stand, and I feel very close to you no matter where you are, honey, so don't you ever worry about me, ok?
Erica: Besides, I don't even know why we're having this conversation, because you're gonna be back in just a few short months.
Kendall: Right. That's right.
Erica: Right. And a few short months, that's nothing.
Kendall: I love you.
Erica: I love you, too. And you know when you come back, I'm going to be here, and I'm going to be just doing what all mothers do. I'm gonna be asking you too many questions. I'm gonna be giving you way too much advice.
Kendall: No. No, no, no. No way. No way. Because the one thing you are not, you are not like any other mother. Erica Kane is an original.
Erica: And so are you, honey. Kendall Hart Slater Kane.
Kendall: Well, what can I say? I learned from the best.
Adam: Well, I realize how this looks. No, no, no, no. It has nothing to do with the custody suit. Annie and I want to renew our vows.
Annie: Yes, and we were hoping you could officiate.
Adam: Yes, yes. Think of this money as honorarium.
Randolph: Well, in that case, let's get started. I just need to make one quick phone call.
Adam: Can you say "done deal"?
Annie: I can say "I love you." And I really do. [Squeals]
Liza: I did not bail you out of jail so that you could come here and commit the same crime.
Tad: You know what, this is really important, all right? Do me a favor, don't get your panties in a twist.
Liza: Oh, God, I hate that word.
Tad: All right, all right, undies.
Liza: Why do you have to use that word?
Tad: Knickers, whatever. Take your pick.
Liza: Now you're not even focused. Now you're off on --
Tad: Yes, I am focused.
Liza: No. You're thinking --
Tad: Listen to me. Listen to me. David is hiding something. What, I don't know. But I think whatever it is is behind this door. Ok? Are you ready?
Liza: No. I don't -- what are you doing? Are you picking the lock? Oh.
David: Tad will never find you here. No one will. So you just rest easy. Ok? You're safe.
Ryan: Come back here.
Greenlee: No, I can't. You can't. We have to get to the chapel.
Ryan: Ok. All right, just don't leave me hanging up there, ok?
Greenlee: Ha ha ha! I won't. Hey, Ryan. Ryan.
David: Greenlee. Welcome back.
Greenlee: Where's Ryan?
David: Ryan's not here.
Greenlee: We're getting married today. Hospital?
David: You're gonna be fine.
Greenlee: What happened? Where's Ryan?
David: Why don't we talk later? Ok?
Greenlee: I want to talk about it now. Ryan. What -- Ryan. Where is he?
Erica: It took everything I have not to beg Kendall to stay.
Ryan: You did the right thing.
Erica: I know.
Ryan: Doesn't make it any easier, though, does it?
Zach: Hey, slowpoke.
Zach: Kids are in the car. Luggage in the car. We're just waiting for you. You ready?
Kendall: I am more than ready. Come here, you.
Zach: I should take you away more often.
Kendall: I love you. For coming up with this idea. For making it happen.
Zach: If you want to stay here, we can, you know.
Kendall: Did you not hear what I just said? I said I want to go. You promised me Paradise. I plan to collect. I mean, besides, it's not like we won't be back, right?
Kendall: Well, who's the slowpoke now? Are you coming?
Zach: I'll be right there. Good-bye.
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