All My Children Transcript Thursday 1/7/10
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[Doorbell rings and interrupts Liza and Tad kissing on her sofa]
Tad: Mm, maybe they'll go away.
Liza: Maybe not. Whatever. Bailey, is everything ok?
Bailey: No. Nothing is ok.
[Incessant knocking on door]
Opal: Erica? Erica, it's me. Open up. Open up. I saw it. I saw Hayley's documentary, and let me tell you, gal pal, you have got to get your little fanny over to Ryan's pronto. You hear me? I mean pronto. Now open up, please. You got to get -- did you hear what I said? What are you standing there for? Come on. You g -- oh, shoot me now.
[Opal sees Ryan standing there]
Greenlee: Tell me Ryan isn't with Emma right now looking up at the moon wishing that I was with them. Tell me my death didn't bring Erica and my dad back together. Tell me Kendall won't be waiting to welcome me back with open arms. Go ahead. Tell me I'm wrong.
David: All right. I'll tell you.
Jake: No matter what he does or what he says, I will never believe him.
Amanda: So, you're still going to Gloucester, no matter what I say. My God, Jake, if you keep acting like this, if you keep doing this to David, I don't see how you and I can go on.
Jake: Uh, so what is that? Is that an ultimatum you're giving me?
Amanda: If that's what you want to call it.
Jake: I'm calling it what I just heard you say. Do you think I want this? I don't want this.
Amanda: Neither do I. Look. Do you think I like this, balancing this line between you and my baby's dying father?
Jake: That man is working you.
Amanda: That man is dying, and you are already dancing on his grave.
Jake: Well, you're damn straight, I am, and, you know, what's sad is that you're not right next to me dancing along with me. Instead, you'd rather give this up, right, this, us, over him?
Amanda: I am begging you to please leave this alone, Jake.
Jake: Well, I'm sorry. I can't.
Amanda: Well, then I honestly don't know where we go from here.
Jake: I think you do. I think you're just afraid to say it.
Erica: Ryan and I were just, uh --
Opal: Yeah. This, I got to hear.
Ryan: We were talking. That's what we were doing, right?
Erica: Absolutely. Yes. Absolutely.
Ryan: Hey, should I go?
Opal and Erica: No!
Opal: No. You stay. I'm the one that ought to skedaddle. Um, as you were.
Ryan: She, um, did say as we were.
Erica: She did.
Ryan: Yes. She did. Now, I think I was right about here.
Erica: Actually, I think that this hand was, um, on my shoulder.
Erica: Uh-uh. You were right the first time. I think it was. It was right there.
Erica: These were definitely undone.
Ryan: Ah, you remember that, huh?
Erica: I do. It was very hard to forget.
Ryan: Just a second. Let's get this undone -- again. Ha ha! Ok. Good to go.
Erica: Ha ha ha!
Ryan: The mood has been officially killed, hasn't it?
Erica: I think it's -- yes. It's kind of like working on a science experiment.
Ryan: Yes. It is, and I'm definitely gonna thank Opal for this, definitely.
Erica: Well, I just think it's better when we're spontaneous with each other, you know, instead of choreographing the whole thing.
Ryan: Uh-huh. Couldn't agree more, actually.
Erica: So, well, I guess the question is, what do we do now?
Greenlee: Obviously, you've seen what's been going on with everyone, so just go ahead. Tell me.
David: You weren't very far off the mark.
Greenlee: I knew it.
David: Ryan took the news of your death extremely hard. He's been focusing on his kids ever since, which, I'm assuming, gets pretty lonely.
Greenlee: Well, at least, he's had Kendall for support and Zach. I mean, the two of them must've worked out their differences by now.
David: From what I can tell.
Greenlee: Good. Good. They need to get along for Spike and Kendall, who's running Fusion on her own and probably tearing her hair out by now. Ok, so who else? My dad. Is he back with Erica?
David: Ha! Yep. They're at it again.
Greenlee: Hmm. Please tell me Annie is still locked up in Oak Haven.
David: What, do you become a psychic once you went into a coma?
Greenlee: I am telling you, my dreams, they weren't dreams at all. They were so real, it was like looking through a window into everyone's lives.
David: And you want to be part of those lives again.
Greenlee: Ryan's more than anyone's, so what are we waiting for? Let's do this surgery now. I want to get home in time for Valentine's Day.
David: Ok. All right. Let's slow down. I need to talk to Dr. Clayton first, ok, and he needs to do a full evaluation.
Greenlee: Great, so we can drag this out a little longer?
David: Well, excuse me for wanting to take precautions. Leo would have my head if I didn't.
Greenlee: Leo would know I'm ready.
David: Call me if you need anything, all right?
Greenlee: Where are you going?
David: Heading back to Pine Valley. We don't want anyone to get suspicious, figure out what I've really been doing here.
Greenlee: No. No one can know about this, about me, until we're sure I'm gonna make it, but you'll be back, right, for the operation and after?
David: Nothing could keep me away.
Amanda: This isn't about me and David. I want to do what is best for Trevor.
Jake: Oh, and you don't think I do?
Amanda: His father is dying, Jake, and no matter how we feel about David, I will not let you tear him apart, not now.
Jake: Ok, so we should just forget about the months and months of torture that he gave us, right, and -- is that right? Is that what you're saying? I'm sorry. I cannot do that, and I know that you think by my saying that that I am in some way hurting the child, but I'm just wanting to protect him. In fact, I'm wanting to protect him. I want to protect you. I want to protect this, us, and you don't seem to get that.
Amanda: Protect us from what, Jake, from a man who isn't even gonna be here in a few months?
Jake: Except that he is. He's not dying.
Amanda: You really believe that.
Jake: Honey, the gift-giving spree at Christmas? Seriously? The illegal drugs that get sent up to Gloucester? What? It's a hoax, a hoax just to sort of grab you, manipulate you, and you are falling for every single word of it.
Amanda: Right, so now I'm an idiot.
Jake: No. Babe, I'm not saying that you're an idiot. In fact, I understand you falling into David's trap. I do. It's one of the reasons that I fell in love with you in the first place. It's your heart. You have a beautiful, huge heart that the entire town could fit inside.
Amanda: So, what's wrong with that?
Jake: Nothing. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as nobody takes advantage of it. I just don't think that David deserves your compassion, is all.
Amanda: But you don't get to decide that.
Jake: Right, but I do get to decide whether I want to fight for you and if I want to fight for him, even if you don't like it, even if you hate me for it.
Bailey: Damon got arrested.
Bailey: He got fired from the casino and ended up punching one of the valet guys on his way out.
Bailey: I don't know. He was pissed he got fired or something, but now he's in jail or court, and he used his one phone call to call me, and I have no idea what to do.
Liza: Ok. Listen. Just stay here with Tad. Yeah. Listen. I think there's some leftover baby food over there if he gets hungry, all right? I'll be back.
Bailey: Thank you.
Tad: You should be -- thankful, very, because she didn't have to do this. Hell, she shouldn't have to do it.
Bailey: I wouldn't have come here if I had a choice.
Tad: Yes, you would, because you know in your heart of hearts if you come here, she's gonna back you up, which, while it may be true, isn't exactly fair on your part, is it?
Bailey: Now I'm not being fair?
Tad: Bailey, you took Stuart away from her, and, while it may be your right because he's yours biologically, she had to give him up, and that nearly --
Bailey: Killed her. I know. Liza has done so much for me, and all I've done is make her life miserable.
David: I think Greenlee's attitude is exactly where we want it to be going into this surgery, ok, but in order to keep it that way, we need to keep her in the dark about everything that went down in Pine Valley since the morning of her wedding, when things hit the fan.
Dr. Clayton: In other words, you want us to lie.
David: Yes. Greenlee is convinced that she can go back and pick up where she left off.
Dr. Clayton: Not exactly realistic, Doctor.
David: I agree. I agree with you, but that's what's keeping her going. If she finds out that all her friends, her family, they went on with their lives, she could lose the will to fight.
Gayle: Oh, you should get going. The plane is waiting for you.
David: Yeah. Ok. I'm on my way, but are we in agreement about this? Protect Greenlee's fantasy at all costs. Yeah? Ok. Good. I'll see you soon.
Dr. Clayton: Ok.
Greenlee: Hello, Dr. Clayton.
Dr. Clayton: Miss Smythe.
Greenlee: That's soon-to-be Mrs. Lavery to you.
Dr. Clayton: How are you feeling?
Greenlee: Great. Did you see David before he left?
Dr. Clayton: Mm-hmm.
Greenlee: And did he tell you that I'm ready for the surgery?
Dr. Clayton: He may have mentioned something like that. Yes.
Greenlee: I'm going to walk again.
Dr. Clayton: Well, that's exactly what I like to hear.
Erica: You'd think we'd be able to get this right.
Ryan: There is definitely a conspiracy here.
Erica: Oh, really?
Ryan: Yeah, without a doubt. I mean, every time that you and I get close to taking it to the next level --
Erica: We get interrupted.
Ryan: Yes. Exactly, like Tad at the dance marathon and Opal just now.
Erica: Or the phone ringing off the hook.
Ryan: Yes. Exactly. I'm telling you right now that these walls have eyes.
Erica: Maybe the timing just isn't right.
Ryan: Do you mean like the timing right now today, or you mean kind of just in general?
Erica: Oh, I don't want to talk about it. I mean, sometimes I think that that's pretty much all we do is talk the situation to death.
Ryan: Ha ha ha! Yeah. Yeah. Let's just let it play out, do the whole "it'll happen when it's meant to happen" thing. What do you think?
Erica: I think that sounds like a plan.
Ryan: And I think --
Erica: I think you should probably go.
Ryan: Wait. You think that I should go, or you think that I think that I should probably go, or --
Erica: Ok. Oh. Don't forget this.
Ryan: Right. I really liked what you said on the DVD about hoping to find the right person someday.
Erica: I may have lied a little.
Ryan: I feel like I might have found her, too.
Ryan: Bye. Got to unlock the door. It's locked.
Erica: I know.
Ryan: Yes. No.
Tad: I owe you an apology. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to come down on you so hard a minute ago.
Bailey: It's not like you said anything I didn't already know. My gut told me to leave town.
Tad: What told you to stay, I mean, besides Colby?
Bailey: I like it here, and then Damon got the job.
Tad: Ah, yes. Damon, the boyfriend in the clink. What's the deal between you two?
Bailey: What do you mean?
Tad: Well, you know, it's none of my business, but I just wondered if, you know, you're sure this guy is the guy.
Bailey: Yeah. I don't know about that. He is Stuart's father, though. That means something, right?
Bailey: And he's given up so much for the baby.
Tad: He also clocked a guy and got arrested.
Bailey: Ok, so maybe he has a temper.
Tad: Yeah, perhaps --
Tad: And you obviously do, too. I can't say I blame him. I've raised some infants in my time, and it's challenging, no matter what age you are. I can only imagine what you guys are going through.
Bailey: You know, we deal. We even have some fun once in a while.
Tad: Oh, yeah. Sure.
Bailey: Seriously. We went bowling this afternoon.
Tad: With the midget?
Bailey: Well, it lasted for a little while.
Tad: Yeah. I could guess. You were there for 10 minutes. Then you started shrieking like a banshee.
Bailey: Yes, pretty much.
Tad: Yep. Sounds like a barrel of monkeys.
Bailey: You know, Damon was ok with it, though, or at least I thought he was, and then he goes to work, and then I get a call from the police station.
Tad: So, it's not what you thought it would be, huh, the whole family thing with Damon?
Bailey: Not even close.
Damon: I can't believe Bailey sent you.
Liza: Really? How many other lawyers do you know?
Damon: Ok. For the record, that guy was being a tool.
Liza: Sure he was.
Damon: So, can we make this go away, or what?
Liza: Yeah, probably.
Damon: Thanks. I'll find another job.
Liza: Great. That's good, and what about the rest? God, seriously, you and Bailey. Do you have any idea what you are doing?
Erica: Yes. Good evening. I'd like to order room service, please. Yes. That's right. For one.
Ryan: No, no, no. That's ok. That's ok. I'd never hear the end of it if I interrupted her movie. Ok. Great. Thanks. Tell her -- give her a kiss, and I'll see you in the morning, ok? Thanks.
Erica's voice: Ryan, that is not what this is about -- aah! Aah!
Ryan's voice: Wait! I got it!
Erica's voice: Stop it! Aah! Oh, I would kill for a hot bath right now. You're kidding.
Ryan's voice: what? Whoa! What? What? What? What was it?
Erica's voice: A bug the size of a poodle. Are you sure this is absolutely necessary?
Ryan's voice: For what I have planned, it's absolutely necessary.
Erica's voice: Hey, can we now go back for my phone?
Ryan's voice: No. We can't. Let it go, woman, for a few hours, please.
Erica's voice: People need me.
Ryan's voice: You need to have fun.
Erica's voice: Aah! Oh, no! Aah!
Ryan's voice: Take this.
Erica's voice: No. Aah! My phone!
Ryan's voice: Ok. Let's go. Not that way! Not that way! This way!
Erica's voice: Ok.
Greenlee: So, how long does it take, the actual operation?
Dr. Clayton: Well, it varies, , depending on what I find.
Greenlee: If you had to guess?
Dr. Clayton: Several hours, at least.
Greenlee: And I'm completely under, right?
Dr. Clayton: Mm-hmm.
Greenlee: That's a whole lot of time to dream.
Dr. Clayton: Been having some good ones lately, I hear.
Greenlee: You have no idea. They're so vivid and real, I could swear they're really happening.
Dr. Clayton: Really? Like what?
Greenlee: Like Ryan, my fiancÚ. I can see him at home with his daughter just willing me to come back to him.
Dr. Clayton: Greenlee, I just need to make sure that you understand and that Dr. Hayward told you all the risks involved in the surgery.
Greenlee: I know I could die, but I'm not going to. I have too much to live for.
Dr. Clayton: And I'm thrilled that you are so positive. This kind of thinking will take you very far.
Greenlee: Yeah, but it's no guarantee that I'll be alive. I know that. So, here's the thing. I'm, like, the perfect candidate for you.. I've got absolutely nothing to lose. Everybody already thinks I'm dead, and if I can't go home healed as the Greenlee that I was before, then I don't want to go home at all.
Dr. Clayton: You've really thought about this, haven't you?
Greenlee: There's nothing to think about. I fight for what I want, and what I want right now is my life, my old life the way I left it, and if I can't have that, I don't want it.
[Gayle eavesdrops from the other side of the door]
David: Hey, what are you doing here? Is something wrong with Trevor?
Amanda: Why, he's fine.
David: You've been crying.
Amanda: So, how'd things go at the hospital?
David: Not that good. You were right. Working at all, even just to wrap things up, has taken a lot out of me. It's become clear that I need to focus on my health right now, and I can't seem to do that around here.
Amanda: So, where will you do that, Gloucester?
David: No. No. I have enough medication to last me until -- well, I have enough. I'm not going to Gloucester.
Amanda: But you're going somewhere.
David: Yes, to Malaysia. They have this in-treatment center there that specializes in intensive therapy for cases like mine.
Amanda: I -- how long?
David: A few weeks, maybe a month.
Amanda: A month? Don't you think that's kind of pushing it?
David: Well, they can help manage my pain, Amanda, and I could use all the help I can get right now.
Amanda: It's just, you don't have that much time left, and I thought the plan was to spend that time with Trevor.
David: It was, it is.
Amanda: You want us to go with you.
David: More than anything.
Bailey: We get no sleep ever, and I know most kids our age don't, but we should be out partying, not up with a fussy baby, and the place we're in, I mean, it's great and everything, but --
Tad: But what?
Bailey: Sometimes it just feels so small.
Tad: More like a storage locker than a place to live? I remember those.
Bailey: Yeah. It's just hard, you know, way harder than I thought it would be.
Tad: Can I ask you a personal question? How you set for money?
Bailey: There's never enough. Shocker, right? I know, but that's not why I came here. I would never expect Liza to bail us out.
Tad: Funny thing is, I know she would.
Bailey: I know, but she's done too much for me and Stuart. I would never ask her for anything more.
Tad: So, why'd you knock on her door tonight?
Bailey: I missed Liza, and not her house or her car or her money. I missed talking to her, you know? Liza is, like, the coolest person I've ever met.
Tad: Yeah. I'll give you that. She's definitely cool. Ha ha ha! He's trying to escape. So, Ms. Bailey, what are we gonna do about the situation?
Bailey: Well, I was hoping you could tell me.
Jake: I just borrowed a bag from Tad. I hope that's ok. He's not around?
Krystal: No. No. I haven't seen him.
Krystal: You can hang out and wait for him.
Jake: No. It's cool. I got to go. I'll be back in a few days.
Krystal: Ok. Where you headed?
Jake: I'm going to Gloucester because, you know, Tad is not allowed to go up to Gloucester.
Krystal: Yeah. I know, because of the restraining order. I heard about that.
Jake: And someone has got to go up there and see what David is up to, and, you know, I guess I'm really the only one that's left, so I got to.
Krystal: Uh-huh. How does Amanda feel about that?
Jake: Hmph. Guess.
Krystal: And you're going anyway?
Jake: Krystal, he has sucked her in, ok, it's bad, and this disease has got her not thinking straight. She cannot see that -- I just got to go up there and save our marriage, ok?
Krystal: Wait a minute. Hold on. Now, who said anything about that?
Jake: Well, she did. She said that if I don't lay off David, then our marriage was over, well, basically.
Krystal: Ok, so you are willing to risk everything -- your life, Amanda, and your baby boy -- because you want to stick it to David.
Jake: No. No. I'm just trying to stop him.
Krystal: You're trying to prove a point, and I'm telling you right now, Jake, that it is just not worth it. Come on. Look at Tad and me. He gave up, and he let David win, not that I didn't cause anything, but good-bye, marriage. Goodbye, family.
Jake: I see you guys. You look ok to me.
Krystal: You know what? We live together, and we raise the girls, but the rest of it -- come on -- it just went up in smoke. Don't let that happen to you and Amanda, Jake. You two, you deserve way better than just ok.
Amanda: Were you even going to ask?
David: Oh, believe me, I wanted to, but I've asked enough from you already, Amanda, and as much as it would mean to me to have you both there with me, it's just really not a safe place for Trevor right now or for you, for that matter.
Amanda: There's no way you can get this treatment closer to home?
David: I'm afraid not, but I'm gonna be fine, ok? I promise you.
Amanda: I don't believe you. It's getting really bad, isn't it?
David: Yeah, and the side effects of this therapy, it's not too pretty, all the more reason for you and Trevor to stay behind.
Amanda: Is that the reason? Because it feels like you're slinking off into the woods to --
David: No, Amanda. Listen to me. I am not giving up. Do you understand me? This is just something that I have to do on my own. I'm coming back to you and to my son.
Bailey: Are you ok?
Damon: Thanks for getting me out of there.
Bailey: Yeah. I didn't do anything, but --
Damon: Ready to go?
Tad: Kind of restless, aren't you? Must miss your life on the road.
Damon: I'm ok with it.
Tad: Really? Don't miss your band at all?
Damon: Sure, but I got different priorities now, and I think we're doing pretty good.
Tad: Oh, yeah. If you call clocking somebody and ending up in the hoosegow good, you're two thumbs up.
Liza: Yeah. We got the assault charges dropped.
Damon: Which means we can take our son and go home.
Liza: Hey, do you mind if I hold him?
Bailey: Not at all.
Damon: It's getting kind of late.
Bailey: Of course, you can hold him.
Liza: Oh, bless you.
Bailey: Bless you.
Liza: Bless you. Oh, my goodness, someone has been eating his spinach, huh?
Bailey: You should've seen the time he tried peas.
Liza: Don't tell me he made that little, like, old-man face.
Liza: Did you do that? Yeah, you did, huh?
Tad: Bailey, maybe now would be a good time to tell Liza what you told me, the real reason you came over tonight.
Bailey: Liza, I came here because I've missed you.
David: Hey, you take good care of your mother now. You hear me? Ok? You remember, your daddy loves you very much. Your daddy -- listen to me. Hey, psst, psst, psst. Your daddy will always love you, ok? Ok. Here. I'll call you when I can.
Amanda: Good luck.
David: Thank you.
Amanda: David --
David: I'm not scared, Amanda. Honestly, the place I'm going, it's a place of hope.
Greenlee: You really like him, don't you?
Gayle: Dr. Hayward has been very good to me.
Greenlee: [Laughs] "Dr. Hayward." It's been almost a year in Gloucester with a comatose patient as your only companion. I'd say he's been better than good.
Gayle: I understand him, I guess.
Greenlee: Not many people can say that.
Gayle: Like his reasons for not coming forward with the truth about you. He wasn't doing it to be cruel. He was doing it because of his brother.
Greenlee: When Leo died, I was convinced I would, too, but the heart is a funny thing. I was able to move on. I was even able to find love again.
Gayle: Are you ok? It's true. People move on, but they take the past with them, don't you think? At least the important parts. David must really care about you.
Greenlee: Care is a stretch. He's just protective of me because of Leo.
Gayle: No. He definitely cares. Look at all that he's risked to keep you safe.
Greenlee: Are you in love with him?
Gayle: Does it matter? I'm not the woman for David.
Greenlee: Why not?
Gayle: Because he needs to play hero, and I don't need saving.
Erica: Hi. Can you set it up over by the window, please?
Ryan: Yes, absolutely.
Erica: Thank you. Ryan?
Ryan: Yeah. Busted.
Ryan: Are you sorry that I came back?
Erica: No. I have to say, I'm a little curious as to how exactly you commandeered the room service table.
Ryan: Allow me to explain. I was at home, and I was just sitting there staring into space, at the wall, actually. There is was like a projector popped up from behind me and started playing our greatest hits, except there must have been something wrong with the movie because all of a sudden, the wall went white, and I ended up here.
Ryan: Think I'm crazy, right?
Erica: No. I think the same thing happened to me. I was here alone.
Ryan: Waiting for the arugula.
Erica: Waiting for you.
Ryan: What say we don't wait any longer and we finish this movie right now?
Erica: Do you have any idea how this movie ends?
Ryan: You see, that's the best part. I have absolutely no idea.
Opal: I'm telling you, I had the same feeling with Ryan and Erica, like something funky was attached to them, you know, keeping them back or trying to get in. I don't know.
Jake: Well, there's nothing holding me back. I'm free as a bird, so I'll see you later.
Opal: Well, I do not recommend that you travel right now. In fact, I just think it would be better if we all were to stay put.
Jake: Are you listening to this? I'm free as a bird. Nothing is stopping me, ok?
Opal: Don't you dare open that door, Jake Martin.
[When Jake opens the door, Amanda stands there holding Trevor]
Liza: You know what, Bailey? I have missed you, too, and Stuart. I'd be lying to say I didn't.
Damon: This is exactly why I didn't want you to call her. Can we get out of here, please? Let's go.
Liza: Yes. You should probably go.
Bailey: Yeah. Wow, thank you, Liza, for everything.
Tad: Sorry, sweetheart.
Liza: For what?
Tad: For pushing the situation. I just, you know -- truth is, you meant an awful lot to that girl. I just thought you needed to a hear it.
Liza: Well, you're right. I did.
Jake: You're not gonna talk me out of this.
Amanda: David is not in Gloucester, Jake. He's on his way to Malaysia.
Jake: Ha! Well, so, what, he's gonna pick up his medication in person now? Is that it?
Amanda: There's this center or clinic. I don't know what it is, but they're doing some kind of intensive treatment. He's getting worse, and there was something in his voice. I don't think David is coming back.
David: Flight plan all squared away?
Pilot: Filed for Malaysia, just like you asked
David: Is it all right if we take a small detour?
Pilot: Gloucester again?
David: That's correct.
Pilot: We're on our way, Doctor.
Greenlee's voice: It's a beautiful moon out tonight, isn't it?
Ryan's voice: Greenlee?
Greenlee's voice: It's me.
Ryan's voice: I got to be dreaming right now, right, but I'm not. I mean, I told myself this was impossible, that it couldn't be.
Greenlee's voice: But a part of you always knew I'd come back.
Ryan's voice: I never gave up on you, Greenlee, not for one second.
Greenlee's voice: Ohh --
Erica: What are you looking at, closing credits?
Ryan: Ha ha! No. This movie is far from over.
Erica: Took long enough to get started, though.
Ryan: Ha ha ha! Never seen so many previews in my life.
Erica: Yet here we are --
Ryan: Here we are.
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