All My Children Transcript Monday 1/4/10
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Greenlee: Where's Ryan?
David: He's not here.
Greenlee: But -- we're getting married today.
David: No, Greenlee. You're not. You were in an accident. You've been asleep for a very long time.
Greenlee: What? How long?
David: Almost a year.
Greenlee: No. No, that's not possible. Ryan must be so worried. You have to call him. You have to tell him I'm awake.
David: I can't do that.
Greenlee: David, please.
David: Greenlee, listen to me. Ryan thinks you're dead.
Greenlee: I -- I don't understand. How could he think that?
David: It's not just Ryan. Everyone thinks you died the night of the accident.
David: Because I let them think that.
Adam: They landed a helicopter on my property? And they're coming to the house, and you've done nothing to stop them?
Opal: Don't -- don't answer it!
Adam: I'm gonna answer it. I'm gonna send whoever did this back to the dev --
[All gasp as Adam opens the front door]
Hayley: Hi, Dad.
Opal: Oh, my God!
Opal: Oh, my gosh! I can't believe it!
Adam: Oh! Hey, you. Mateo. Ah.
Hayley: Oh, I'm sorry. Who are you?
Annie: I'm your new mother.
Hayley: Ah, ha ha! I don't think so. One Arlene in this lifetime is all I can handle. You're Annie Lavery, right?
Annie: Annie Chandler now.
Hayley: Right. Uh, this is my husband, Mateo.
Mateo: Hey, Annie.
Hayley: Oh, Scott! Are you kidding me?
Scott: Hey, guys.
Hayley: Oh, my God! You are so gorgeous!
Scott: Surprise, surprise.
Hayley: Oh, my gosh.
Mateo: Good to see you, Scott.
Hayley: Oh! Are you -- stop it! You are so beautiful.
Colby: It is so cool to see you guys.
Erica: Hello, Hayley.
Hayley: I didn't expect to see you here.
Erica: Ha! Actually, no. I'm kind of surprised to be here myself. Mateo.
Mateo: Erica, you look great.
Erica: Thank you. So do you. So do you both. I mean, L.A. definitely agrees with you.
Ryan: It definitely does. Welcome back, Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood. Look at you guys.
Hayley: Well, thank you. You only have yourself to blame. I wouldn't have even gotten involved in this business if you didn't trick me into auditioning.
Ryan: That's exactly right. You look fantastic. What's up, brother? I want you to meet this little one. You don't know her, do you? Say hello to two very special people: Hayley and Mateo Santos. Say hi.
Hayley: You are a beauty. You can call me Hayley.
Opal: Thank goodness it's the two of you! I have been having the weirdest visions. You are a sight for sore eyes. Welcome!
Hayley: Um, what is going on? I mean, the last time I checked, half of the people in this room couldn't stand the other half. What exactly are we interrupting here?
Annie: Just our wedding.
Adam: Yes, we were --
Mateo: Oh, I thought you were already --
Annie: Well --
Adam: We were renewing our vows.
Hayley: So soon? How sw -- sweet.
Erica: Are either of the boys with you?
Mateo: No, no. Not on this trip.
Hayley: We're actually here on business.
Adam: Business? So you stormed the house by helicopter, huh?
Hayley: We're doing a taped piece for "Wave," and I come bearing big news: The Atlantic Press has voted Pine Valley "The Best Town in America."
Opal: Oh, my!
Adam: Which new councilman bribed the press for that one: "Best Town in America"?
Hayley: It's legit, and I'm doing a documentary about Pine Valley to coincide with it.
Mateo: Come on in, guys. Right through there. Thanks.
Ryan: Hey, how you doing?
Annie: Actually, um, we're in the middle of my --
Erica: Hayley, tell us more about this documentary.
Hayley: Well, it's -- it's really nothing on par with what you did in Africa. I mean, that piece was absolutely beautiful. I see so many awards coming your way.
Erica: Thank you. I got your sweet note.
Annie: Uh, actually, so the judge is about to start --
Hayley: Oh, and the way you left "New Beginnings" was epic. I wish you could have heard our studio audience burst into cheers when you told those suits what they could do with their opinions.
Erica: Ha ha ha!
Hayley: I really want you to be a major part of this piece.
Erica: Well, thank you. We can certainly talk about it.
Hayley: But I really want the first interview to be with you, Dad.
Adam: Uh --
Adam: We have a, uh, ceremony to finish.
Annie: Thank you. Heh!
Adam: And any interview of me will include, of course, my new wife. Of course.
Liza: So I assume you're gonna plead not guilty. Who are you looking for?
James: Madison. She came to see me.
Liza: Well, what did she say?
James: It's not what she said. It's what she threatened.
Jesse: So where's Madison?
Frankie: I don't know. I haven't seen her. She probably wants to stay as far away from her father as possible.
Jesse: Well, come on. Let's sit down, get this over with.
Frankie: Yeah. Hey. You know you don't have to be here, right? Not until they call you for a witness.
Madison: Yes, I do. I have to try to save your family.
Greenlee: A year? I've been gone a year? And you've let everyone think I was dead?
David: All right. Try -- try to remain calm, ok? Please. Let me explain what happened.
Greenlee: No. No. I want Ryan.
David: Greenlee? Greenlee, listen to me. You almost died. You drove off the road, and you crashed into an icy river. I found you.
Greenlee: I don't understand. Why didn't you tell everyone?
David: Everyone had already accepted the conclusion that you had died. And before I told them the truth, I needed to speak with you first. But then you kept going in and out of consciousness. And then you got much worse. I believed you were gonna die. Everyone had moved on, Greenlee. They already had a memorial service for you.
Greenlee: But I was alive. You let them think that I was dead?
David: I'm not a heartless bastard. Until I knew that you had survived, it would have been cruel for me to let everyone go through that all over again.
Greenlee: But I didn't die. And it's been a year.
David: Yes, but a year with no progress. I almost lost you on a number of occasions. I started you on an experimental drug regimen, one that I had researched for many years, one that I never would have been allowed to use in a regular hospital. I took you here to Gloucester and kept you hidden away. Greenlee, I saved your life, the way I couldn't save Leo's or my daughters'.
Greenlee: And now all this time -- oh, my God. I have to get to Ryan.
David: Greenlee? Greenlee, no, don't. Just --
Greenlee: Oh, my God. My legs. What's wrong with my legs?
Judge: We're gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to cherish the words that unite Annie and Adam --
Hayley: I mean, I know when Uncle Stuart passed away, it really hit my father hard, but has he completely lost his mind, marrying this woman?
Scott: You know her history, don't you?
Mateo: Yeah, yeah. We did our research.
Hayley: She's Lizzie Borden, only not as sweet.
Scott: There was a time when my father died when Adam really did seem to lose his mind.
Hayley: I'm sorry I wasn't here for him, you know, or here for you, for that matter. We wanted to be home for Uncle Stuart's funeral, but we were on location, on assignment in the middle of nowhere.
Scott: I know, I know. I get it. You were in Australia. It's a long way away. We got the phone calls. We got the flowers. We appreciated it. My dad would have understood. He loved you guys so much.
Hayley: There has never been a kinder soul on this planet than Uncle Stuart. I kind of wonder what he would think about what my dad is doing right now.
Adam: I do.
Judge: And, Annie, do you take Adam to be your beloved husband? Do you promise to be a tender and faithful wife? Do you promise to love and cherish him through sickness and health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, and keep yourself only unto him?
Annie: I do.
Judge: Adam, take the ring and place it on Annie's finger.
Adam: With this ring, a gift to you, symbolizes my desire that you be my wife from this day forward.
Judge: Annie, take the ring and place it on Adam's finger.
Annie: This ring, a gift to you, symbolizes my desire for you to be my husband from this day forward.
Judge: Let these rings serve not as locks binding you together, but as keys opening your hearts to each other. And now, by the authority vested in me, I announce with great joy that you are husband and wife, and you may seal the vows with a kiss.
Emma: Can I go hug Mommy now?
Ryan: Yeah, sweetie. Go ahead. Go ahead.
Annie: Oh, my little beautiful.
Hayley: Think you have a sec?
Hayley: Hey. I know that's got to be weird for you, seeing your ex-wife marrying my dad.
Ryan: Not the weirdest thing that's happened in Pine Valley since you left, but, yeah, it's pretty weird. You have a lot to catch up on.
Hayley: I do. I was thinking I can't wait to see Amanda and my new little baby cousin Pork Chop and -- you know, I'm sorry about Greenlee.
Ryan: Hmm. It's been a pretty rough year.
Hayley: I just, um, hope you've found a way to move on.
Ryan: I'm working on it.
Hayley: Tell me I didn't just see that. Oh, my God. Are you dating Erica?
Frankie: Madison, what's going on? Where you been?
Madison: I went back to his place, my father's. Retrieved a few things I needed. They're all in here.
Frankie: I don't understand.
Madison: It's an insurance policy, my last chance to make my father be quiet, save all of you. Got everything I need.
Courtroom Judge: This court is now in session. Case number 30543, "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. James Beardsley." Are counsels ready?
Assistant D.A.: The commonwealth is ready, your honor.
Liza: So is the defense, your honor.
Courtroom Judge: Mr. Beardsley, on the charge of assault against Miss Madison North, how do you plead? Mr. Beardsley, answer the court, please. How do you plead to the charge?
James: I plead guilty, your honor, to all counts.
Liza: Your honor, if I can have a word, please, with my --
James: No. I know what I'm doing. If I may have a moment to address the court?
Courtroom Judge: Go ahead.
James: I'd like to apologize for my actions to my daughter, who's -- who's here today. I have been a bully all my life. I freely admit that I have struck her in the past, on more than one occasion. I -- I deeply regret if I may have hurt her in any way, caused her any pain. I want to get help. I will get help. That's the only promise I have left to make.
Courtroom Judge: Very well. Mr. Beardsley, the court accepts your plea of guilty.
Ryan: I don't know if I'd call it dating. You know, it's kind of -- it's kind of complicated.
Hayley: Of course it is. It's Erica.
Ryan: You know, we've been very good friends for a long time, and we just really understand each other. We know each other.
Hayley: I'm not trying to criticize at all. It's just, you know, a little bit of a shock.
Ryan: Heh heh! Hey, you! Ohh!
Hayley: You have the best dad in the whole, wide world. You know that, don't you?
Ryan: Hey, you guys showing up here today made my day.
Ryan: You do? That's so sweet. Give me a call, ok? And we'll figure out a place and a time for the interview.
Hayley: You bet.
Ryan: It's great to see you guys.
Hayley: You, too.
Ryan: Ok. Come on.
Annie: Well, hey, hey, hey. You're not leaving yet. Can't she stay for a little while?
Ryan: Well, Emma is tired. She needs to get home and go to bed. Give your mother a kiss and a hug, ok?
Annie: Ok, come on. I love you so much. Thank you for being here with Mommy. Now, sweet dreams, ok? I love you. I love you. [Sighs]
Ryan: Ok. Come here. Oh, my goodness gracious. You know, I find it to be quite a coincidence that the man presiding over Annie's marriage is the same judge who's covering our custody hearing.
Hayley: Hey, Erica? We're almost set up here. We'd love for you to be our kick-off interview.
Erica: Oh. Uh, thank you. Actually, I have to leave.
Hayley: That's right. Ryan just left, didn't he?
Erica: Tell me something, Hayley. Is this documentary you're doing -- is it actually on Pine Valley, or is it going to be more a gossipy little piece about the people here?
Hayley: I'm not after any sensational angle, Erica. I just can't help but notice that a lot has changed since I left -- some good, some not so good. Maybe I could shine a light and hold up a mirror at the same time. I could come to you for the interview. Are you living at Ryan's now?
Erica: Why don't you call my publicist, and we'll see if we can set something up?
Adam: Hey. I think if you think about it that very few of the people you knew are the same as they were when you left.
Hayley: Well, the only person I'm really concerned with right now is you. Are you -- happy with her?
David: You have some tiny bone fragments in your spine from the accident. We did everything we could to relieve the pressure, but there was a lot of scarring. The bottom line is a neurosurgeon needs to get in there, take care of the scarring, and reattach the spine using an experimental stem cell breakthrough. But, Greenlee, the procedure is very risky, especially for someone who's still recovering as you are.
Greenlee: Well -- isn't there someone in Pine Valley who could do it?
David: No. Now, I've been in discussions with a surgeon who's currently working out of Sweden. When the time is right, I want him to come here to perform the surgery. But I wanted to make sure that you were awake and cognizant first, so you and I can discuss the implications.
Greenlee: You mean, like, I'll be paralyzed for life?
David: Greenlee, the surgery could kill you. Well, now that you're awake, it's your decision to make. Or -- you can call Ryan right now and discuss it with him.
Greenlee: But there's a chance that I could die on him. Again.
Greenlee: I couldn't do that to him, to walk back into his life just to leave again.
David: Or you can call him right now and forget all about the surgery.
Greenlee: But never walk again.
David: As I said, it's not my call to make anymore. It's entirely your decision.
Opal: No! No -- Enzo is a teenager? How could he possibly be that old when I'm still the same age?
Mateo: I know. It's hard to believe.
Opal: Oh, my Lord. Sometimes it just seems like life is picking up speed every day.
Mateo: You know what they say. Time's a thief, Opal.
Opal: That's for sure.
Mateo: You know, seeing this place makes us realize how long it's been since we were here.
Annie: Hayley's documentary is a great opportunity.
Scott: For what?
Annie: For me to put my new face forward, let everyone know that I am Mrs. Adam Chandler now and no longer crazy Annie Lavery.
Scott: Yeah, that may be harder than you think. Look, don't take this the wrong way, but it's gonna take a whole lot more than a smile and a how-do-you-do on a talk show to fix your reputation.
Hayley: I know we've talked a lot on the phone since Uncle Stuart died, but I haven't gotten a chance to do this.
[Hayley hugs Adam]
Hayley: Oh. I'm sorry, Dad. I love you so much, and I know how much you loved him. I just hope that you can keep it from eating you alive -- and maybe not throwing it all away.
Adam: She protected me. When everyone else in town was out for my blood, she saved my life. I love her very much.
Hayley: Ok. I'll accept that, for now.
Adam: Heh! I'm so glad you and I are getting along. I'm very proud of how well you've done.
Hayley: Oh. Well, I -- a career is the one thing I can control, right?
Adam: Yeah. How about Mateo? Everything all right there?
Hayley: Oh, yeah. I -- we're great. I am a lucky lady.
Adam: And Enzo? Max? They're ok, too?
Hayley: You know, you know teenagers these days. They grow up faster than they should, especially in L.A. and -- we had to, um -- we had to put Max in a boarding school mid-semester in Utah.
Adam: What happened?
Hayley: He got into some trouble. You know, he started hanging around with the wrong kind of kids, and then he and his dad started butting heads, and I guess it's just the Santos rebel in him. I hope this school straightens him out.
Adam: Well, is there anything I can do to help out? I'm an expert on rebellious kids, you know.
Hayley: Yeah, speaking of which, I couldn't help but notice that J.R. wasn't here.
Adam: Oh, yes, yes. Well, a little bit of a problem there. He's just got himself a new wife and that's created some problems, but I know he wants to see you.
Hayley: Yeah, me, too.
Hayley: I love you, Dad. You know, and I, um -- I don't see it, but I -- I just hope she makes you happy.
Annie: Hayley, your crew is asking if you could approve the spot for the interviews.
Hayley: Oh, yeah. Thanks.
Hayley: Thank you.
Annie: So, uh, this isn't really the reception we were hoping for.
Adam: I don't mind. I've missed her so much.
Annie: Yeah. She's very nice, and strong like you. But tell me I'm just being a paranoid stepmother, or do I feel that she might have some kind of hidden agenda?
Adam: No, she's not out to get you. You can trust me on that.
Annie: Of course, I trust you. I trust you on everything. [Giggling]
Adam: Yum yum.
Scott (to Colby): If you're gonna live here again, you better get used to those public displays. You'll be seeing a lot of them.
Angie: What did you say to him? How did you get him to plead guilty?
Madison: Simple. I blackmailed him, which, as you're aware, I'm pretty good at. I told him I would expose everything: His lies, his corruption, his shady deals. He was sloppy. There was a lot of stuff at his house that he really shouldn't have kept there. There's enough in here to send him away for a lot longer than any sentence he would get for hitting me, and he knows it. And it could take down all of his powerful friends, ruin him financially. At least this way, all he's lost is some respect, whatever jail time he might do. He can keep his fortune, and most importantly, you and Randi won't have to pay the price.
Jesse: Well, I was always prepared to deal with the consequences of what I did that night.
Madison: I couldn't let that happen. I've hurt you all way too much already. At least this way, everyone's protected.
Frankie: So, what are you gonna do now?
Madison: Burn everything in here and, um, I don't know. Then get on a plane to -- I don't know. Anywhere but here, I suppose. Try to get my life back together. [Sighs]
Angie: Hey, it's all right. You don't have to go anywhere, Madison, and you don't have to run anymore.
Erica: Mmm, that feels very good. Have you ever seen such a beautiful moon?
Ryan: A full moon for a new year.
Erica: Some cultures, they say that's a sign of good luck.
Ryan: Yeah? I might need it. The judge that married Annie and Adam tonight -- he's the one that's in charge of the custody hearing for Emma, so --
Erica: Adam and his, uh, judicial cronies.
Ryan: Mm-hmm. He's definitely in Adam's pocket, which means I'm gonna have to call in for every single favor that I can.
Erica: Well, you can also use every connection that I have. I mean, Adam Chandler is not the only one who has pull in this town. You and I, we have plenty.
Ryan: Thank you, Erica.
Erica: [Sighs] You know I will do everything I can to support you, whatever decision you decide on. You'll figure it out. You'll come out ahead. You always do.
Ryan: Mmm. I just want to make sure that whatever happens -- you and I, we don't get lost along the way. And since there's nothing that we can do about it tonight, I say we forget about Adam and Annie, and we just -- we just ring in the new year right.
Erica: You mean just the three of us? You and me and that moon?
[Greenlee lies in her bed staring at the moon]
Annie: You don't like me very much, do you, Hayley?
Hayley: I don't know you. I don't make snap judgments about people.
Annie: Right, but first impressions can be quite telling.
Hayley: I've known many of my father's wives. I just don't get you.
Annie: Well, you don't have to. Love knows no rules.
Hayley: Yeah, but does it know honesty? Tsk.
Annie: Think what you want. Adam and I are very happy.
Hayley: Good for you! I just, um, want you to know that you wouldn't even be a part of this documentary if my father hadn't insisted.
Annie: And why not? I pulled myself up from nothing. I have fought for everything I have, just like Erica and just like your father and just like everybody else in this town. Isn't that the whole Pine Valley spirit you're here to cover?
Hayley: You pulled yourself into his bed and bought your stepping stones with his money. I was going for something with a little more warmth, but you know what? Now you've got me looking forward to our interview.
Adam: I hope you ladies are about to get this show on the road. We still have a, um, wedding night on schedule.
Colby: She is a piece of work, isn't she?
Hayley: That lady is a piece of something.
Colby: I am so glad you don't like her.
Hayley: I don't like anybody who could potentially harm Dad.
Colby: Well, I have made it my mission to break them up.
Hayley: Just be careful. You remind me a little too much of me when I was your age. That could be dangerous.
Mateo: Ready to start?
Mateo: Still glad we did this?
Hayley: Is it too late to fly your family here and interview them so we don't have to do this?
Mateo: You can do this.
Hayley: All right. Let's sharpen the knives and get to work.
Adam: What's the matter?
Annie: She's just like all of your other kids -- out for revenge, out to hurt you.
Adam: Follow my lead. I'll make this work for us, I promise. Ahem.
Madison: Thank you.
Frankie: For what?
Madison: Believing in me. No one else did at the time, but that night in the car before the accident, you did. I'm grateful for that.
Frankie: Well, hearing you admit to all the things that you've done and not wanting anything except to make those things right definitely caught me by surprise. Not many people would have done that -- not without being forced -- so --
Madison: Oh. I'm just glad that you believed me.
Frankie: Important thing is that it's over.
Madison: Yes. It is. Maybe it'll be a good New Year's after all.
Frankie: We'll be sure to keep it that way.
Ryan: To you, and to your trusting strength in letting Zach and Kendall go. And to you for your friendship and your loyalty and standing by my side through -- through all this mess. And to your beauty, which does take my breath away.
Erica: And to you, a man I thought I knew well, but who continues to amaze me.
David: Have you called Ryan?
Greenlee: I can't. I can't go back to him like this. I've been lying here thinking about what it would be like, how our lives would never be like they were before. No -- wild bike rides, no -- walks on the beach, looking up at the moon. Certainly no walk down the aisle. And then to ask him to take this gamble with me on -- a surgery that might kill me. It just -- it wouldn't be fair. If I go back to him, I want it to be as the person I was before. Not like this. Call that surgeon. Cure me, David. Please. But if you can't -- if I don't make it, I want you to promise me that you'll never tell anyone I survived this at all. Will you do that?
David: I'll do anything you want.
Angie: Did Frankie leave?
Madison: He wanted to tell Randi how things turned out.
Angie: Are you ok?
Madison: Mmm, something he said about this all being over. Is it? Is it really over?
Angie: Most of it, yes. But, sweetie, you've still got some battles to fight.
Madison: I get it. I am gonna need help, a lot. I mean, my nightmares aren't gonna just go away. I've had them for longer than I can remember.
Angie: We'll help you get through it. You took a really big step today, and you're gonna keep taking those steps until the nightmares do go away. And I'm gonna be here for you, and so will Jesse and Frankie, and I am quite sure that Erica will help, too. And all you have to do is let us.
Hayley: Annie, I feel it's apropos that we start with you, as one of Pine Valley's newest residents. What is it about this community that you find so appealing?
Annie: Two words -- Adam Chandler.
Annie: He is the light in my life. And since he is the most successful businessman and generous philanthropist in town, I would say he pretty much epitomizes Pine Valley.
Hayley: Mmm. But you've had a rough time here, haven't you? I mean, a nasty divorce, murdered your own brother, spent time in a mental institution, locked in a nasty custody battle. I mean, life certainly has not been sunshine and roses for you here. Deep down inside, part of you must really feel unwanted or unwelcomed here --
Adam: Annie is the embodiment of what it means to be Pine Valley. If you want happiness, you want love, you want a better life, well, you're in the right place. And that spirit is what's driven this town all this time. It's that spirit that makes this a very special place to live and that same spirit that makes Annie a very special person. Mmm.
[Adam chuckles as he and Annie kiss, while Hayley rolls her eyes up to the ceiling]
Erica: Is there something wrong?
Ryan: No, no, I was -- I was just thinking about the nice things that you said about me.
Erica: Well, I meant every word. Listen, I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable. It was just -- it's just how I feel.
Ryan: No, I was just thinking about how nice it was to hear them from you. And by hearing them -- I don't know. Maybe the future is just a little brighter than I imagined.
Erica: Kind of like that moon.
David: You do know, Greenlee, that even if you do survive the surgery, even if you're able to walk into Ryan's life, it might not be the same.
Greenlee: Look at that moon. It's shining just as bright here as it is in Pine Valley. And even when we can't see it, when it's hidden by clouds or in earth's shadow, it's still there. Never changes -- just like Ryan's love for me. He'll always be there.
Erica: Have you had enough of the moon? It's really beautiful, isn't it?
Ryan: You are even more beautiful, and I would rather look at you.
[Ryan and Erica kiss]
David: People do move on, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Ryan hasn't. He tried once before, and it didn't work. He can't let go. He never will. Just like the moon. Just like Pine Valley. It'll never change.
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