All My Children Transcript Friday 1/8/10
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[Ship bell rings at the Yacht Club]
J.R.: You know, I thought school after the Christmas break was gonna be rough. Little Adam's jumping right back in.
Marissa: How about some breakfast?
J.R.: Ah, I'm not hungry.
Marissa: Are you sure? You know that you don't like to do chemo on an empty stomach. You want some toast or peanut butter and jelly?
J.R.: Well, what I want is to know what you were reading when I walked in.
Marissa: I was just checking the mail. There's nothing good.
Annie: You're not leaving the house dressed like that.
Colby: Technically you may be my stepmother, but you have no say in my life.
Annie: This is a very important day for me, and I will not let you ruin it. Go change.
Colby: Go to hell.
Adam: Colby, that's enough. You do not talk to my wife like that.
Tad: [Mumbling] Five more minutes, Ma. Five more minutes.
[Liza bangs a spoon against a pot]
Tad: Ah! Oh!
Liza: Ha ha!
Tad: What the hell was that?
Liza: Good morning. This is your wake-up call. Ha ha! Come on, we fell asleep on the couch.
Tad: Oh, no, no. You fell asleep on my arm.
Liza: Oh --
Tad: I didn't have the heart to wake you up. Obviously love only goes in one direction.
Liza: Aw, come on, I tried. I did. I tried soft little footsie, wake you up. But I forgot. You sleep through everything. And I forgot about your incredible bed head that you get.
Liza: You do. You get really bad bed -- let me just -- I haven't fixed it yet, though.
Tad: Stop it. Ah.
Liza: Ha ha.
Tad: I want to talk about you. Are you ok? I mean, you're still upset about Stuart and Bailey?
Liza: Please. There's no time to talk about that now. Please. I can't talk about the child I lost. I got to focus on making sure that Ryan doesn't lose his child, which is not gonna be easy because Adam has bribed Judge Robinson.
Tad: So? Just have Judge Robinson booted off the case.
Liza: I got no proof. I got no proof. All I know is I've got to jump in the shower. Thanks for staying last night.
Liza: Here's a spoon. Yes, shower.
Liza: Don't even think about it.
Ryan: You are so beautiful. What are you thinking?
Erica: It's a shame this can't last.
J.R.: I hate how this disease has total control over us -- what we do, where we go.
Marissa: No. We decide what happens next, and that is getting you into treatment again as soon as possible so you'll be back in remission. Then we'll have something to celebrate on our vacation.
J.R.: Yeah, but when will that be? It could be months. It could be years. Until then, we're in a holding pattern. We can't think ahead. Everything revolves around the chemo just like before.
Marissa: No, it's -- it's different this time. You know, you know what to expect. That should give you the confidence to really beat it. This cancer will not take over our lives.
Colby: Tell your wife she has no right to order me around.
Adam: Don't take that tone with Annie.
Colby: She is treating me like a child and acting like she's my mom when she's not.
Annie: Well, I am Emma's mom, and I could lose her today. When we are sitting in that courtroom, the judge will be looking at all of us. Everything he sees will influence his decision.
Colby: I seriously doubt the judge is gonna care about my outfit, not after Dad paid him off. Cash for custody. Stop stressing. It's a done deal.
Scott: Time-out. Everybody just calm down.
Adam: That's a good idea, very good idea. We can't show up at the hearing at each other's throats.
Annie: Well, that's exactly what Ryan is hoping for.
Adam: Yeah, we have to present a united front. Annie is part of this family. She needs support.
Colby: What Annie needs is our last name and the power that goes with it.
Annie: Why are you doing this?
Colby: Because my dad needs to know the truth. As soon as you get your daughter back, you're gonna dump him and ditch this whole family.
Ryan: You're not worried, are you?
Erica: No, I'm not worried. It's just what we said on Hayley's documentary, you know, and how she edited us together. It's bound to create expectations.
Erica: People are gonna pressure us to label what it is we have, define it. And of course, they're all gonna have an opinion. You know that. And just maybe it won't be us anymore, you know. And maybe it won't be an escape.
Ryan: Well, it will if we just keep it between us, and we just pretend like nothing's going on.
Erica: You mean sneak around? Sneak around to wherever we want to go and do whatever we want to do? Now, that sounds like an affair.
Ryan: Yes, it does.
Liza: Hey, what are you still doing here?
Tad: Research, Watson.
Liza: Oh. I love you.
Tad: After you told me about Robinson, I thought I'd do some scratching around in his finances, and it turns out a whole chunk of change just ended up in his bank account recently.
Tad: Yeah. Take a look.
Liza: Any idea where it came from?
Tad: Uh-huh. Adam's wallet. Although I'm sure his honor will say he won it at the track.
Liza: Huh. Yes, or he'll say it's an honorarium for taking care of Adam and Annie's ceremony.
Tad: Oh, give me a break.
Liza: Mmm. Listen, I know it sounds crazy, but unless we have proof --
Tad: You don't need proof. You just go to him, you tell him you know about the money. You're gonna say something to the D.A. who will start an investigation. I'm sure he will recuse himself.
Liza: Honey, there's two hours before court. You really think he's gonna see me now?
Tad: No. You're going to see him. Ha ha! At the racket club. Turns out his honor has a standing game of squash every Friday before court.
Liza: Hey, how did you find that out?
Tad: Are you kidding?
Tad: It's what I do. If you hurry, you can get to him before he leaves.
Liza: My God, you are fantastic.
Tad: I know.
Liza: You really are. You know, I think that Ryan's actually gonna be able to keep Emma now.
Tad: Well, I'm glad I could be of help.
Liza: Hey, and I'm gonna be expecting a bill.
Tad: Yeah, you better be, 'cause I need all the paying gigs I can get now that I'm a one-armed P.I.
Liza: Oh --
Tad: Is that any way to treat anybody you used as a pillow all night long?
Liza: Oh -- how about this?
[Liza kisses Tad]
Tad: That'll work.
Liza: Is it better?
Liza: Ok. Ha ha.
Ryan: I would love to have some coffee, but I better get going. Corrina's bringing Emma home from her sleepover, and I want to make sure I spend a little bit of time with her before school today just in case things don't go my way in court.
Erica: Ryan, I'm going to be in that courtroom. I'm going to support you any way I can.
Ryan: [Exhales] Thank you.
Erica: You're a wonderful father. I want you to be confident of that.
[Knock on door]
Opal: Hey there!
Opal: How's tricks?
Erica: Oh, great. What are you doing? What are you looking for?
Opal: Oh, not what. Who. Oh, I just felt like the world's biggest blockhead barging in on you and Ryan last night. Uh, I didn't do it again, did I?
Erica: Don't be ridiculous. Of course not.
Erica: I mean, Ryan and I are mature adults. I mean, if there was anything going on between us, we certainly wouldn't have to sneak around.
Opal: Well, I guess you got a point there. Ha ha. Oh, are those crullers?
Erica: Yes, yeah. They're great. Have one.
Opal: Oh, thanks. Don't mind if I -- whoa! What was that?
Erica: What was what?
Opal: Well, I felt a presence, strong, kind of masculine -- whew!
Erica: Well, maybe it was the room service waiter. I bet his vibes are still on the cart.
Opal: No, it wasn't the cart. It was coming from the bed.
Erica: Oh, Opal. Will you please drop that?
Opal: No, there is something there. It's an energy. It's, oh, desire.
Erica: Yeah, it's mine, 'cause I have to get in the shower. I desire to get in the shower right now, because I need to be in court in a few minutes, ok? If you'll excuse me.
Colby: Nothing you can say can change my mind. I don't like her. I sure as hell don't trust her. She is evil!
Adam: For trying to protect her daughter? I'd think you would appreciate that.
Colby: Are you kidding? She is the last person that should be raising a child.
Adam: All right, all right, I can't force you to go to court today, but as long as you're living in my home, you will give Annie the respect that she deserves.
Colby: What Annie deserves is a prison sentence.
Annie: Colby resents the fact that Adam loves me. She thinks I stole her father, and she needs to get him back. That's the real reason she moved back in here, Scott -- to save Adam, to destroy my marriage and push me out of his life.
Scott: Annie --
Annie: It's true. Why do you think she's dressed like that? She knew that that would make me angry and then Adam would see me attacking his precious little daughter and then boom, one more strike against Annie. She's gonna keep doing this. She's not gonna stop until I'm gone.
Scott: Oh, yeah. This isn't about Colby or her clothes. This is about Emma. You have been waiting months for a chance to get your daughter back, and the day is finally here.
Annie: I'm thrilled.
Scott: No. You're terrified that this time you could lose Emma for good.
J.R.: One more week. I don't see the problem.
Marissa: J.R., just take it easy.
J.R.: No, the holidays sucked, ok? It was more drama. I just need a break.
Kahn: What you need is to start treatment.
J.R.: And I will as soon as Marissa and I have a chance to decompress.
Marissa: No. I'm fine.
J.R.: No, you're not. You've been working your tail off. You need a vacation.
Marissa: The sooner you start chemo, the sooner you'll be cancer-free. Then we can take as much vacation as we want.
Khan: I'm with your wife. We've already put this off long enough.
J.R.: So we wait one more week. Is it really gonna make a difference?
Khan: Honestly, I don't know.
J.R.: Then you have no reason to stop us.
Khan: We got you into remission before because we were aggressive. Our best chance to be successful again is to take the same approach. That means starting chemo today.
J.R.: You have no idea what it's like to have poison pumped into your body, killing everything in its path. I'll give you a hint. It's hell. Now, all I'm asking for is one more week, so I don't have to drag my wife down that road so soon. Is that really too much to ask?
Khan: Let him go.
Tad: J.R., you ok?
J.R.: I could be dying. What do you think?
Opal: I don't know, but when I got home last night, I just felt so awful. I picked up the phone. I was gonna call you to apologize again for busting in on you last night on the two of you, but then I thought, well, maybe you and Ryan were, uh --
Erica: Were what?
Opal: Well, you know. Anyhoo, I hope I didn't mess things up for the two of you.
Erica: Well, now, Opal, you couldn't possibly mess things up, because there's nothing going on.
Opal: Since when? You're the one that was talking about taking things to the next level. I heard what both of you said on that documentary about how you were so sure you were ready to fall in love again. Why, you can tell me that means nothing?
Erica: Hayley asked a question. We simply answered honestly.
Opal: Oh, wait just a little red-hot minute here. You are the one that was so frazzled about how Ryan was gonna answer that question, you weren't even gonna watch that video.
Erica: I watched it.
Erica: And I think that Hayley did a remarkable job making a wonderful tribute to Pine Valley.
Opal: Oh! All right, just do it your own damn wrong way. Just keep your lips zipped if you want to, but for what it's worth, I think that you and Ryan Lavery could go the distance.
Erica: Do not do that to me, Opal. Do not start talking to me about marriage.
Opal: I don't see why not.
Erica: Well, for one thing, Ryan and I are already married. Me to my work, and Ryan to his children and his company. And to try to sustain a relationship on top of all that, there is no way that that would work.
Opal: Oh, lots of famous women have had successful careers and successful marriages. You did it yourself.
Erica: No, I haven't. And besides, now? There's no way. I mean, between the bloggers and the paparazzi, I mean, every move I make is in the tabloids, and now with what I said on the documentary that Hayley made, I mean, my goodness, everybody's just gonna be lying in wait for me to snag the next man and parade him down the aisle.
Opal: Well, big whoop.
Erica: Look, I'm used to having my life splashed all over the papers all the time, but Ryan isn't. He shouldn't have to deal with that. It wouldn't be fair to him. It wouldn't be fair to him or his little girl Emma.
Opal: Is letting a whole boatload of happiness just sail right on by fair to you?
Erica: Look, Opal, I really appreciate your concern, I truly do, but the best thing is for me to just keep my distance from Ryan.
Ryan: Hey, did we have a meeting today before court? I just went out and grabbed -- grabbed some food.
Liza: No. Uh, actually, Ryan, udge Robinson is no longer presiding over this custody hearing.
Ryan: Why? What happened?
Liza: Well, I convinced him to recuse himself.
Ryan: That's great. That's great. That means we're gonna go before a judge that Adam doesn't own. That's great news. Finally.
Liza: Well, sort of. Except we drew Judge Halkirk, and I looked into her record on custody decisions, and she sided with the mother 90% of the time.
Ryan: So we're right back to where we started. Annie's got a major advantage. That's what you're telling me.
Liza: Well, not necessarily because I have a plan.
Ryan: No. No, I am not putting Emma up on the stand.
Colby: I am trying to keep you from getting hurt.
Adam: Annie loves me.
Colby: No. She loves her daughter. In a few hours, she could have custody. Where does that leave you?
Adam: With a precious step-daughter that I will attempt to raise along with her mother.
Colby: I am not saying this to be mean, but that is never gonna happen.
Adam: It's happening right now. This is the beginning of a whole new Chandler dynasty. Annie and I want all of our children to be part of it. I want you to make an effort. Poor little Emma, after what she's been through, the last thing in the world she needs is to go into a home filled with animosity.
Colby: So you're saying get along with Annie or get out?
Adam: No, no. I'm saying you're an adult. Act like it.
Annie: You're right. I'm scared.
Scott: Mm-hmm. But it helps to know the judge is taken care of.
Annie: Even so, there are no guarantees. Adam's done so much to get me to this place, but even with all his power and influence, I could still lose my little girl. I just wish there was a way to increase our chances, you know? Like, I wish there was something we could do to make sure we get to bring Emma home. [Exhales deeply]
Scott: Are you serious right now? More schemes? Are you not sick of that?
Annie: I want my daughter back.
Scott: Ok, I know, I know. But you don't need some big plan to make that happen. You just -- you just need to believe in yourself, hmm? You got to know that you're a good mother, know that you love Emma very much, because it's the truth. I see it. The judge will, too.
Annie: Thank you.
Scott: Come here.
[Door opens as Scott hugs Annie]
Annie: [Clears throat] Yes?
Colby: I'm sorry. This is a really stressful time for you, and I keep on making it worse. My dad is right. We're family. We should support one another, so I'm gonna head upstairs and change my outfit before we head to court.
[Footsteps going upstairs]
Adam: If you can win over my daughter, winning custody should be a piece of cake.
Marissa: I planned this trip to Rio before I knew that J.R. needed more chemo, and now he thinks he's letting me down because we can't go.
Khan: Then go.
Marissa: What? But you just said not to. I mean, J.R. should start treatment right away.
Khan: He should, but there are times when a patient simply isn't ready. They need their doctor and their families to back off, give them a little space to come to terms with what they're facing.
Marissa: Are you sure?
Khan: J.R. wants to be in control of his life. We all do, but when you're fighting cancer, life becomes about hospitals and test results and blood counts. Your husband knows what's ahead, the physical and mental toll it'll take on him.
Marissa: He made it through once.
Khan: Now he has to start all over again. It's infuriating, scary. J.R. has to come to a place where he can put those feelings aside, focus on getting well.
J.R.: Look, I am not giving up, ok?
Tad: No. You're opting to fly 5,000 miles away from Pine Valley instead of going into treatment.
J.R.: Look, I'm putting it off for a week. I'm putting it off for seven days, ok? Why is everybody making it out like I'm going off to die? I just want to take my wife on a vacation.
Tad: J.R., a vacation isn't gonna cure your cancer.
J.R.: It's gonna make this round of chemo a hell of a lot easier on Marissa.
Tad: What, she told you that?
J.R.: She's pretending that everything's ok, that it's cool, because we've done this before, but I know that she's scared.
Tad: And going on vacation isn't going to change that. Going on vacation is not gonna make her forget that you're sick. She's gonna spend the entire time sitting on a beach somewhere wondering if she's doing more harm than good. You're gonna get upset because she's anxious. It's not gonna be that great for either one of you.
J.R.: Yeah, but it's gonna be a hell of a lot easier than being hooked to that machine down the hall.
Tad: Where are you going?
J.R.: I'm gonna go call the airlines. I'm taking my wife to Rio.
Liza: Ryan, listen, you have been the sole care provider for that little girl for over a year.
Ryan: And the judge knows that. She doesn't need Emma to tell her.
Liza: Yes, but it's one thing reading it from a court document. It's another thing hearing it straight from the child.
Ryan: Not gonna happen, Liza.
Liza: Ryan -- thank you -- everything about that little girl's life -- her routine, her rituals, everything that makes her feel safe and comfortable -- it's all been established by you. Look, the judge just needs to hear how it would feel for her if everything all of a sudden changed. How could she cope if she wasn't with you every single day?
Ryan: She's gonna cope just fine. Unfortunately, I know that from experience. She's had to adapt many times.
Liza: You know what? Just let her testify this one time, and she might never have to do it again.
Ryan: But she's testified before, Liza. I know you're just trying to help, but this has happened before. One time she ended up in foster care, another time with Zach and Kendall. I don't want to do it again. I really don't. Ok, I don't want her to be afraid that she's gonna be taken away again. Even worse, I don't want her to think that if she says the wrong thing she will be taken away.
Liza: I'm gonna prep her. I'm not gonna let her go in there cold.
Ryan: Liza, she's 7 years old. No. No. Hey, hey, Princess, how you doing? Oh! Ho! Wait! How you doing? You good? How was your sleepover?
Ryan: Yeah? Was it? Did you watch a movie? What did you watch?
Emma: Is she gonna make me talk to the judge?
Ryan: No, no, Ems, she's not. She's not, sweetie.
Annie: You look very nice.
Annie: Thank you for coming to court with us. It really means a lot.
Colby: And I'm sorry for giving you such attitude. I guess all the custody issues hit close to home.
Annie: Mmm. I totally understand. Well, if it's any consolation, I know Adam's thrilled that you moved back in.
Colby: Oh, and I'm excited to live with Emma. It's just not the same around here without Little A, and I know my dad can't wait to have another kid in the house.
Adam: Having children keeps you young. What do you say we bring yours home?
Scott: Hmm. You know what? You two go on ahead. Ahem. Colby and I will meet you there.
Scott: What are you doing?
Colby: What do you mean?
Scott: All of a sudden you're on Annie's side. I don't buy it for a second.
Colby: Annie's the enemy, so I'm keeping her close. At some point she'll make a bad move, probably with you, and her whole world will come crashing down, and I want to be front and center when that happens.
Scott: Colby, I told you, what happened between Annie and me, it won't happen again.
Colby: Oh, well, you two looked pretty tight when Dad and I walked in. And pretty guilty.
Scott: She's nervous. She hugged me.
Colby: Oh, come on, Scott. She's all over you every chance she can get. How much longer can you push her away?
Scott: This is not a game. You are playing with fire.
Colby: So pick a side before you get burned.
Marissa: I still don't know what to do.
Khan: Like I said, we don't push. Tell J.R. it's fine to go on the trip.
Tad: Yeah, assuming he's up for treatment when he comes back.
Marissa: Well, of course, he is.
Tad: I don't know. He put everything he had into the first fight with cancer. When he found out it had come back, it hit him pretty hard.
Marissa: So what are you saying? That he's not up for saving his own life?
Tad: No. I'm saying he thought he'd already done that. Then he gets the rug pulled out from under him.
Khan: I've been down this road with many patients. Recurrence isn't easy, but J.R. has what it takes to get through it.
Marissa: Ahh --
Tad: Look, I don't care what she says. J.R. is scared. He thought he won the war. Now he finds out he's back on the front lines all over again. He doesn't know if it's gonna end, when it's gonna end, or if he has what it takes to win.
Marissa: He can win.
Tad: Not without treatment.
Marissa: Which he will get as soon as we're back from Rio.
Tad: You're really gonna go on vacation now?
Marissa: Well, I said that we should cancel, but it's what J.R. wants, so I'm just, you know, trying to support him.
Tad: Honey, trying to support him is great, but getting on a plane isn't the way to do it. You're the one that's got to get him in the treatment room.
Tad: By getting tough with him. Basically you got to make him see that he doesn't have a choice.
Adam: Uh, aren't you, uh, aren't you supposed to be in court?
Robinson: I just got the day off. It's too cold for golf, so I'm headed home.
Adam: What about our little, um, honorarium, that handsome fee I paid you for your assistance?
Robinson: How could I forget? I've been discussing it all morning.
Annie: With who?
Robinson: Mr. Lavery's attorney.
Annie: Liza? How -- how did she find out about it?
Robinson: I don't know, but she's threatened to go to the attorney general.
[Adam and Annie sigh]
Robinson: I had no choice but to recuse myself.
Annie: Uh --
Adam: Ah --
Annie: Oh, my God.
Erica: Well, the hearing hasn't even started, and justice has been served. I guess that just goes to prove that money can't buy everything.
Annie: Can -- can you talk to him, convince him to come back.
Barry: No, I'm afraid not. An investigation, it could get him thrown off the bench. He'd never risk that. I'll go see which judge we've been assigned.
Annie: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. We -- we don't stand a chance now.
Adam: You are Mrs. Adam Chandler. You will go into that courtroom, you will win over that judge, and you will walk out with your daughter.
Liza: I mean, getting an impartial judge, that's just the first step. Now we just have to prove that Annie is an unfit mother.
Erica: Well, that shouldn't be too hard. She has a long history of mental illness. She has a rap sheet a mile long.
Liza: Yes, I know, but as far as the court is concerned, she's been rehabilitated. She's been declared competent and cleared of all crimes. So that goes a long way with a judge.
Erica: Ryan, don't worry. Everything's gonna be fine.
Marissa: Hey, sorry I took so long. You started packing.
J.R.: I know that you think that I'm nuts. I think this vacation is a great idea. I know Dr. Khan doesn't agree.
Marissa: Actually, she does. She said that you can go.
J.R.: Well, that's good. Then we can stop talking about the cancer for at least a week. I remembered to pack your bikini. Just the bottoms. I'm kidding. I can't wait to catch the beaches, go sambaing with my wife, huh?
Marissa: Ha ha! Hey, look, I know why you really want to go on this trip, to make memories in case something happens. But when you beat this, we will have a lifetime to make memories, so don't give up now.
J.R.: You're starting to sound like Tad. I'm not giving up. I just want one week before I start feeling like crap again. Why is everybody making me feel so bad about it?
Marissa: No. We just want to make sure that you're ok.
J.R.: Yeah, I'm great, so start packing your bags. We've got a plane to catch.
Marissa: Ok, look, if you want to take this trip, fine, but don't expect me to be here when you get back.
J.R.: You can't be serious.
Marissa: Yes, I am. Look, I love you, J.R., but I'm not gonna help you avoid reality. If you want to be with me, you'll stay and fight -- for your life, for our future -- you know? Or -- or go. It's your choice.
J.R.: There really is no choice. It's just -- I'm scared.
Opal: Honey, what are you doing here?
Tad: Oh, I helped Liza prep the case, you know, and I was wondering how it was going. I kind of figured it would be over by now.
Opal: Yeah, me, too. I got errands to run.
Tad: I've been out here long enough. I think I'm just gonna go on and head in.
Opal: Yeah. Cheer Liza on?
Tad: Well, I didn't bring my pompoms, but yeah, I guess something like that.
Opal: So you helped her with the case, huh? How so?
Tad: I hate it when you get that tone of voice. Just needless -- suffice to say she needed my service, Ma. That's it.
Opal: I'll bet.
Tad: Why don't you pull your mind back out of the gutter, ok? It was business. It was all business. That's it.
Opal: Oh, yeah, the overnight kind.
Tad: Well, I didn't know there was a curfew.
Opal: Ha ha! You don't have to be so prickly. I'm happy for you. I'm glad to see that you're back out on the dating scene.
Tad: Oh, good Lord, I am not out on any kind of -- forget it. Ok, we were just sitting there in her apartment, talking on the couch, and we fell asleep. End of story.
Opal: Oh. Well, let me just fix your bed head hair here. There.
Ryan: I've become the only constant in Emma's life. I'm -- I'm -- I mean, I'm really the only one that she can turn to when she's feeling scared or sad or -- or confused, which has been often these last couple of months. And worse, your honor -- she almost died -- because of her mother's selfishness. And it wasn't just like a fluke, like a one-time thing that just happened. It happens again and again and again. Annie puts her own selfish desires ahead of my daughter's well-being, and, um -- that is -- that is really the only reason that I'm fighting, that's the only reason that I'm here, that I'm doing any of this, is because she -- she constantly puts my little girl in danger again and again. She forces her to lie and to keep secrets, horrible secrets. [Sighs] I can see the pain that it causes Emma -- because I'm with her every single day. I can see it in her eyes, and she doesn't deserve it. She's a good girl, and she deserves just like a normal happy childhood. Anyway, that's my -- that's my priority. That's why I'm here. That's what I want. That's my mission. That's all I want is to keep my daughter safe. I just want to make her happy. But honestly, after everything that she's been through -- I can only pray that that is even possible.
Annie: I'll be the first to admit it: I have not been a perfect mother. I have made more mistakes than I can count because I was sick. My -- mind was so messed up, I couldn't even think clearly. But my heart -- that's never changed. It's always been full of love for Emma -- always has been and always will be. When things got bad -- and they got really, really bad -- my daughter is what got me through it. I was locked in this really scary place. I was alone, and I was hopeless, and I would hear her voice. I would hear her say, "Don't give up, Mommy. Please don't give up. I love you." Getting well was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I did it. I did it for her so that one day I could get her back. And I know that she needs me, too. [Sobs]
Judge Halkirk: We've been at this all afternoon. I've heard enough. I'm ready to make my decision.
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