All My Children Transcript Monday 1/11/10
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Judge Halkirk: It's obvious that you both love your daughter. You want what's best for her. Mr. Lavery's care of Emma over the past year has been exemplary. Testimony from Mrs. Chandler's therapist and the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation both agree she's been rehabilitated. In addition, all criminal charges against her have been dismissed. Therefore, it is my judgment that Annie Chandler is fit to share parenting with Ryan Lavery. I hereby submit my ruling in favor of joint custody.
Annie: [Crying] Oh!
Jake: Hey. It's ok.
Amanda: How are you?
Jake: Hangin' in there. How you doing?
Amanda: So, you sounded really urgent on the phone.
Amanda: What's going on?
Jake: Open it. Read it. And then destroy it.
Judge Halkirk: I'm aware the parents tried and failed to reach a shared custody agreement. Therefore, I've determined a schedule. The child will reside with each parent on a weekly basis. Since Mr. Lavery has had sole custody up till now, Emma will spend the first week at Mrs. Chandler's home beginning at 6 p.m. tonight.
Judge Halkirk: Court is adjourned.
Annie: I'm getting my little girl back!
Adam: Yes, yes, yes!
Erica: Ryan, I am so sorry that things turned out this way.
Adam: Wish it would be full custody.
Annie: I sincerely hope you'll try to get along with me better now that, you know, well, for Emma's sake.
Ryan: Just make sure you stick to the judge's terms, Annie. Don't pull anything, or I will go to the cops.
Adam: Save the threats, Lavery. Annie and I will be at your place at 6:00 sharp to pick up Emma.
Ryan: No. I will drop Emma off.
Annie: Ok. Just make sure you're not late.
Ryan: What, you think I'm going to take her and run, Annie? That's your game, not mine. I will be there at 6:00 and not a minute before.
Barry: Could I get you to sign some papers?
Adam: I think maybe you owe Annie an apology.
Erica: Are you kidding me? You have your new wife so high on a pedestal, you can't even see the decay.
Adam: Oh, well, perhaps you should take a look at your new boyfriend and tell him he can't use those same old stale accusations anymore. Some of us are trying to be adults here.
Erica: By enabling that manipulative psycho? Because that's what she really is, Adam, and that's all she is. She's using you, Adam. And someday maybe you'll wake up and you'll see that, but I think it'll be too late for you. I just hope that it's not too late for Emma.
Greenlee: This is torture. I need to do this surgery now. I need -- this to be over.
David: We all want that --
Greenlee: I need to be back on my feet and rehabbed in record time. I want to go home. I want to run home to Ryan.
Greenlee: Thank God. Finally. Can we please do this now?
Dr. Clayton: I'm very sorry, but we have a problem.
David: Your blood counts are low. It puts you at greater risk of infection. And if there's any bleeding during the surgery --
Greenlee: I don't care about the risk.
Dr. Clayton: Well, I suggest we put you on a regimen of iron, B-12 for several weeks, and then we see if --
Greenlee: Several weeks? No. I want this surgery now.
David: Greenlee, the surgery is very delicate. It's important that your bloodwork be optimal before we --
Greenlee: I don't care. I don't care about the extra risk. If I have to lie here waiting one more day, I will lose it.
Dr. Clayton: Greenlee, listen. We all want you to walk again, but the success of the surgery depends on many factors, including your blood count.
Greenlee: And including my state of mind, right? You told me I needed the drive to fight, and if I don't have this surgery, it'll pull the rug out from under me. My mood would hit rock bottom, and that would be a big risk, wouldn't it? David, you told me you wanted me to make this decision, and I'm making it. I'll sign whatever you want me to to let you off the hook if things go wrong, but nothing bad is going to happen because I need this to work, and I'm willing it to work. Got it?
Amanda: You wrote me a love poem? "My love for you, Amanda, is bigger than a mountain, cooler than water on a hot day when I'm standing in a fountain -- "
Jake: Ok, I -- maybe you should say it silently, 'cause you don't want everybody to hear what an excellent poem it is. And it's not easy to rhyme things with "mountain."
Amanda: Oh, my God, this is so sweet.
Jake: It's just that I felt desperate and I -- all the crap you been through with David, and I -- just -- the fight that we had yesterday, and I just hate what is happening to us.
Amanda: Me, too.
Jake: And I love you, and I don't want to fight anymore.
Amanda: Neither do I.
Jake: Ok. And so, you know, after a lot of thought, I realized I need to crank it up a little bit in the romance department, you know, starting with a po-em.
Amanda: Wait, wait, there's more?
Jake: Oh, baby, I'm a powerful man. [Snaps fingers]
[Tuba playing a tune]
Jake: That's my boy.
Amanda: Ha ha!
Jake: Keep going. I know what you're thinking, but you know -- why didn't I go with a violin? Well, right. But I figured cliché, you know. And I remember the time that -- I said I remember the time that you said you liked marching bands!
Colby: I can't understand why you just let Annie win.
Liza: Ok, nobody let anyone win here. The judge decided for joint custody. I have no control over that.
Colby: Well, why didn't you drive it home that Annie's run off with Emma before? I mean, what's to stop her from doing it again?
Liza: Because she's got shared custody now. There's no reason for her to run.
Colby: You had shared custody of me, and you ran.
Liza: Is that what this is about? Right now you're mad at me for the mistakes that I've made raising you?
Colby: No, no. I was just using it as an example.
Liza: Listen, I've told you that I have truly regretted that decision.
Colby: Like you regret giving up custody of Stuart?
Liza: Ok, so that's what this is really about. Right now you are still angry with me for having lost Stuart.
Colby: I am angry because Annie now has Emma back, and you should have stopped that. And now who knows what she'll do to my dad.
Liza: Honey, believe me, your father can handle Annie.
Liza: And there's nothing left for us to do.
Colby: Yeah, well, we'll see.
Liza: Wait a minute. I do not want you to get in the middle of that marriage. Ok? That is a powder keg, and you could get hurt. Actually, in fact, I was kind of hoping that maybe you would come back and live with me.
Colby: Forget it. I think Dad needs my help more than you need my company.
Liza: Do not try and take on Annie. Honey, that woman is a hazard to the health of anyone who tries to get in her way.
Colby: Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I'll be the sweetest stepdaughter ever.
Liza: 'Cause she's gonna read you like a book.
Colby: Well, this book's got a surprise ending.
Annie: Whoo! Emma's coming home. I mean, she's really coming home.
Adam: Oh, I'm glad you're so happy. It's a crime that that judge didn't give you full custody.
Annie: You know what, any amount of time I get to spend with her is a victory. Emma is back in my life. That's all that matters now.
Adam: Yeah, it is, isn't it?
Adam: Well, your happiness means everything to me.
Annie: I never could have done this without you. I love you so much, Adam.
Adam: Annie, you know I'd do anything for you.
Ryan: I don't understand how the judge can make that decision, considering everything Annie talked about was about her and about her well-being. Everything I said, everything I cared about was about Emma and her safety and her well-being. I mean, Annie has kidnapped Emma. She tried to pin Stuart's murder on her.
Erica: I think it's part of Annie's sickness that she's been able to convince all the authorities that she's cured.
Ryan: Well, she's not, and she may never be. I mean, I don't know. Now I got to hand my daughter over to her. It's insane.
Erica: Oh, it's so wrong.
Emma: What happened? What did the judge say?
Ryan: Well, the judge has decided that you should start spending time with Daddy and Mommy, both of us.
Emma: Is Mommy moving back here?
Ryan: No. No, sweets, but I know how badly you want to see Mommy. And the good news is, you're going to. Every other week, you're going to be living at Adam's house with Mommy. So you'll be able to see her every other week.
Emma: When do I get to see her?
Ryan: Tonight. Starting tonight, I'm going to take you over there myself.
Emma: Can I go pack?
Ryan: Yes, you sure can go pack. I'll be up in a minute to help you. Ok?
Tad: Liza, you can't blame yourself just 'cause Colby chooses to get angry.
Liza: Oh, yeah? Really? Who else can I blame? Anyone? Please. She's angry with me that I lost Stuart. Hell, I'm angry with myself.
Tad: Yeah, so now you're gonna add Colby's baggage on top of that? Terrific. Way to go.
Liza: Yeah. You know, seeing him the other day and then having him just leave again, you know, that just ripped another part of my heart out. And then here today, I just helped adjudicate Ryan's daughter right back into Annie's cloven hooves. I'm doing great. I'm doing really great.
Tad: Oh, you don't know the half of it. From what I understand, that thing over in Afghanistan -- they're blaming you for that, too.
Liza: I don't get it. I'm working so hard at doing the right thing at home and at work, and I just -- everything's just going wrong.
Tad: All right. Enough. Come on.
Liza: Why? Where are we going?
Tad: Well, for starters, we are jumping off the blame train.
Greenlee: I need to be distracted. Distract me. Tell me all about your life.
David: Haven't we already gone through that?
Greenlee: No, no, we didn't. We talked about everyone else in Pine Valley, but we didn't talk about you. How are things with you and Krystal? [Chuckling] That good, huh?
David: Krystal and I were a mistake. It's over.
Greenlee: What happened?
David: Does it really matter?
Greenlee: Come on. Talk about it. It'll keep me from thinking about my spine, and it might actually help you.
David: We decided to end it when Krystal came to find out the baby Amanda was carrying was mine.
David: Yeah, whoa.
Greenlee: So, I guess you've been through hell this year.
David: Through hell would be all right. Unfortunately, I'm still there.
Scott: Come here. Congratulations, you.
Annie: Thanks. I'm really glad you were there for me, both of you. A united family front was really important.
Colby: And I was really touched by what you said at the hearing.
Colby: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, talking about how much you love Emma, how she helped you get better, it really hit close to home what you've really been through and made me realize why you would have done all the crazy things you've done.
Colby: But you obviously have your act together, and I'm really excited Emma's going to be spending time here.
Adam: I cannot tell you how happy I am that you see things that way now.
Housekeeper: Excuse me. Some men out front have a delivery?
Annie: Oh! I ordered a bunch of stuff for Emma's room yesterday. We should probably set it up before she gets here.
Colby: I guess you were pretty optimistic about that court ruling.
Annie: Ah, I just had a feeling, I guess. Scott, will you help me with the boxes?
Adam: I hope your feelings about Annie are sincere.
Colby: Ok, I'll admit I was a little jealous at first, but I'm over it. Ha ha!
Adam: I love you, Colby. Don't ever, ever, ever doubt that.
Colby: Don't worry. Everything is going to be ok. I promise. You won't have a thing to worry about.
Jake: Ok. You can take a break. I'm sure your lips hurt.
Amanda: I love your poem, and I love your tuba.
Jake: Sorry, what did you say? I can't hear you.
Amanda: I love you.
Jake: All right, knock it off! Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Have a drink on me. Everybody have a drink on me.
Jake: All right. So --
Amanda: Ooh! Thank you.
Amanda: To the best husband ever. I love you.
Jake: The best wife ever. All right.
Amanda: I'm sorry. Just one second. I just want to say I'm really sorry for being so focused on David lately. You know, it's just that he's so sick and alone, far away that -- no. No. I'm sorry. Please stop me if I blather on again. I promise not to say that name the rest of the night.
Jake: Ah, cheers to that. All right. So, I wanted to start with that and to kick it up a little bit, but I've got a little bit -- something else, another thing, something more. Yeah. I just wanted to know, how limber are you, exactly?
Annie: Here. Oh! It's great.
Scott: Uh -- you think you might have gone a little overboard with all this stuff?
Annie: No. I have missed Emma's Christmases and birthdays. This is the least I could do. So are you glad that I won joint custody today, or are you with Ryan -- you think I'm just gonna -- [Clicks tongue] Take her and bolt?
Scott: I wasn't thinking that at all. I was actually thinking about how far you've come since you lost Adam's baby, lost all hope.
Annie: I nearly died that night.
Scott: I know. But you have risen from the ashes, kiddo. Free of all charges, you got custody of Emma. You married Adam, and you did it all by telling the truth today. No lies, no manipulation, no bribed judges on the bench. You spoke from the heart. I gotta tell you, I was impressed and honestly moved.
Annie: Thank you.
Scott: You're welcome. The thing is, I really hope you learned something today about honesty. Try to remember that.
Erica: Well, just schedule an appointment with the vendor and get back to me.
Ryan: Ok, so here's the thing. Your dad is gonna call you every single day that you're at your mom's, ok? Every day. And if you forget something here, anything at all, you just call me, and I'll grab it and I'll bring it right over. Ok? Ok? And you know what else? I'm gonna fix your bike while you're gone. I will. Very first night that you're back, we're gonna watch "Snow White," because I know you've been dying to watch that, right?
Emma: I forgot the book Mommy gave me for Christmas.
Ryan: Oh, my goodness. I'll go grab it. I'll be right back. You wait here.
Erica: Well, I hope you have a good time with your mom.
Emma: Are you gonna stay with my daddy while I'm gone?
Erica: Well, why do you ask that?
Emma: I don't want him to be all alone.
Erica: I promise I'll keep your daddy company. So cute.
Ryan: Ok. I got it. Here's the book. Here's your jacket. Let's get that on. Hey, listen. You know what, this week it's supposed to be really cold out, ok? I want to make sure that you wear your hat all week, ok? Stay nice and warm.
Erica: And I'll walk out with you both, ok? And then I have a really late night at Fusion.
Ryan: Let's get this show on the road.
Erica: Ryan. Ryan. You're a really good father.
Colby: Dad must have given her a new platinum card.
Scott: You know, I think Annie really bought all that gushing you did downstairs.
Colby: Well, that's what counts.
Scott: You know, there is no way that you're gonna get Adam to turn on her.
Colby: He will when he sees who she really is.
Scott: She really is his wife.
Colby: Like she'll actually stick by him now that she has her daughter back.
Scott: I think she will.
Colby: Huh. You and Dad. Must be a guy thing.
Scott: Ok, you know what, knock yourself out trying to trip her up, hmm? A lot of people have tried.
Colby: What's there to lose?
Scott: Your father, for starters.
Colby: Won't happen. He loves me too much. Besides, I am gonna open his eyes to the truth about Annie.
Scott: The truth about Annie is that she's a good person, Colby, with flaws, just like the rest of us. And she loves your father whether you can accept that or not.
Adam: Annie, relax. They'll be here on time.
Annie: I swear, if he is so much as one minute late, I am calling the state police.
Annie: Oh. Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi! Oh -- I have been waiting so long for this. Hi.
Annie: You look so pretty.
Ryan: Ems -- so, um, you make sure you wear your hat and your jacket outside 'cause it's cold, right? You promise?
Emma: I won't forget. I love you.
Ryan: I love you a lot. Gimme a kiss?
Ryan: Ok, bye.
[Annie shuts the door in Ryan's face]
Greenlee: So, let me get this straight. Amanda is married to Jake, but she's living with you to take care of the baby that you fathered?
David: Living with me until recently. She's back with Jake now.
Greenlee: Why? What happened?
David: The arrangement was stressing Amanda out, which affected Trevor. Jake wasn't handling the situation well, so I put them all back together again.
Greenlee: That is so not you.
Dr. Clayton: Ready for surgery?
Greenlee: What do you think? Let's do it.
Jake: Just remember that I did this all for you.
Jake: That's right. Uh-huh. Oh, yeah.
Amanda: Oh, wait a minute.
Jake: She needs that.
Amanda: Ok, all right.
Jake: Come on.
Amanda: All right, give me some help, guys.
Crowd: Whoo! Whoo!
Jake: Go, baby! Yeah! Yeah!
Amanda: Oh, my God, I can't believe you did all this for me.
Tad: You saw it here first.
[All talking at once]
Jake: You're here.
Tad: Of course, I'm here. I'd pay cash money to see that. Are you kidding?
Liza: Oh, my God, I actually love watching people limbo. You're good, too.
Tad: Man, I know what's going on in this burg.
Amanda: Jake made all this happen. Isn't this fabulous?
Jake: Well, you know --
Tad: Oh, by the way -- I'm sorry. Did you say watching?
Tad: Did she say watching? No, no, no, no. No watching.
Amanda: Oh, yes. Oh, yes.
Tad: Come on, folks, let's go. Let's go.
[Crowd cheering and clapping]
Tad: Excuse me a second. Come on, let's go. Would you hold that for her? Thank you very much.
Jake: Watching the ladies.
Tad: Taking off the shoes.
Liza: It's been a while.
Jake: She's a pro.
Amanda: Oh, good. Yes, yes! Yeah!
Jake: [Whistles] Very good.
Amanda: Yes! Ha ha!
Tad: Take a bow.
Liza: Oh, thank you.
Amanda: Very impressive.
[Heart monitor beeping]
Dr. Clayton: Ok, she's out. Dr. Hayward, if you will.
David: I'd really prefer to stay.
Dr. Clayton: We went over this, Doctor. I don't allow observers in my surgery. These techniques are experimental and --
David: All right, all right.
Dr. Clayton: All right, let's roll her over on my count. 1 -- 2 -- 3.
Greenlee: Ah -- that was --
Ryan: Yes, it was.
Greenlee: How long has it been? A year?
Ryan: No, no, it hasn't been a year. It's been 11 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 2 hours, and 2 1/2 dozen minutes. But who's counting?
Greenlee: Worth the wait?
Ryan: No question.
Greenlee: I love you for that.
Ryan: I would have waited my entire life.
[Heart monitor beeping]
Dr. Clayton: All right, here we go. Scalpel.
Jake: You might not know this, but before I went to med school, I actually got my PhD in Limbology.
Jake: It's mine.
[Crowd chanting "Limbology!"]
Liza: Bring it on! Let's do it!
Jake: If I don't come back alive --
Liza: Ha ha ha!
Amanda: Come on, Jake. Show us how it's done.
Tad: All right, let's go.
Liza: Come on.
Tad: All right.
Liza: Warmed up?
Liza: Come on, lower.
Amanda: Ooh, lower. What?
Liza: Are you kidding me?
Amanda: No way. What?
Tad: Oh, you're amazing! Let's hear it for him. Yes, yes.
Jake: Whoo! Thank you very much.
Tad: Thank you.
Liza: Don't quit your day job.
Tad: No, no, no. Honestly, I think a move like that calls for a little more celebration.
Jake: I would like to crack up another bottle.
Liza: Ha ha ha!
[Cell phone rings]
Tad: Feel more human?
Amanda: I should probably get this. It's probably the babysitter.
Liza: Mmm --
Tad: Look, I --
Liza: You're strong, man! I feel good. I'm not as good as you, though, apparently.
Tad: Well, no more limbo. Speaking of which, I can't believe you can move like that.
Liza: Well, I'll always bend over backwards for you.
Tad: Careful -- unless you mean it.
Amanda: How are you?
David: As well as can be expected, I guess.
Amanda: Have they started your treatment?
David: Yeah. Yeah, the nausea's pretty tough. But the worst part is between the meds and the jetlag and this crazy Malaysian heat wave, I just can't seem to sleep right now.
Amanda: I'm so sorry.
David: Is that music I hear in the background?
Amanda: Yes. Jake and I, we went out for a drink. We're at ConFusion.
Jake: I think it's great that you're getting out, Amanda. No one deserves a good time more than you do.
Amanda: Listen, when you get back --
David: Yeah. Listen, do me a favor, will you?
Amanda: Of course.
David: When you go home, kiss Trevor. Tell him it's from me, ok?
Amanda: Sure, David. I'll tell him.
David: Look, Amanda, I'm sorry, but the doctor's here. I gotta go.
[Steel drum music playing]
Adam: Ha ha! Well! What do you think of your new room, Emma?
Emma: I love it, and I love all my toys.
Adam: Ah ha ha! And Lucretia whipped up something special for you.
Annie: What is it?
Adam: All for you. Voilà!
Annie: Oh! It's your welcome home cake. We can have some after dinner. What do you think? Yum? Oh, wait. I have something else for you. Look at that.
Annie: Look at that. Now you are officially the princess of Castle Chandler. Emma, I am so, so happy to have you back with me. I love you so much. Oh, yes, I do. Do you like it? It's pretty, right? It's got little diamonds on it, like a real princess.
Emma: Real diamonds?
Annie: Well, close. Very close, right?
Erica: Hope you're hungry.
Ryan: What happened to you having to go to Fusion?
Erica: Oh, I told Fusion Fusion can wait. Emma didn't want you to be alone -- and neither do I.
[Heart monitor beeping]
Dr. Clayton: Ok, here comes the tricky part. Number 11 blade, please.
Ryan: I think it's about time that we got married.
Greenlee: Ha ha!
Ryan: I'm serious. I love you. God, I love you, and I don't want to waste another second of my life without you as my wife. Not one second. So, will you, Greenlee, have me, Ryan -- what? What? What? What? What? What? Greenlee, what's wrong? What is it? Where are you going? Greenlee? Greenlee!
Dr. Clayton: We're losing her. Begin CPR.
Dr. Clayton: 1 milligram atropine, I.V. push. Let's go!
Ryan: No! Greenlee, no. No, no. You aren't going anywhere, you understand? I won't let you go. Not again. I will never let you go again.
Liza: I still can't believe you wouldn't limbo.
Tad: I got nothing to prove.
Liza: Mmm! Methink doth protethtith too much. Too much champagne.
Tad: Thounds like you're lithping.
Liza: I noticed.
Tad: You know what?
Tad: I would rather dance with you than a pole any day.
Tad: I can do that at home.
Liza: It's ok. You know, I got another foot. It's all right.
Tad: You sure?
Liza: And poles don't have feet. You might want to consider it.
Tad: Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.
Liza: Oh, I forgive you.
Tad: You sure?
Liza: More or less.
Tad: Make it up to you?
Liza: Yes, you can.
[Liza and Tad kiss as they dance]
Woman: You and I will someday find a love so true oh, baby, I know how these feelings gonna go
Jake: You sure the sitter said that Trevor's all right?
Jake: Then why did she call?
Amanda: She's new. Have I thanked you enough for tonight?
Jake: Do you want me to get the tuba player back here? I can.
Amanda: No tuba solo necessary. Just hold me.
Woman: I want to spend the night holding you
David: Hey, how is she?
Dr. Clayton: Well, we nearly lost her, but she made it through the surgery.
David: Thank God. And thank you for saving her life.
Dr. Clayton: Well, I can't take much credit, I'm afraid. She was gone. Flatlining. Gone. And something pulled her back. And I can't say it was anything that I did.
[Heart monitor beeping]
Ryan: I will never ever, ever, let you go. Remember that. Remember that always.
Dr. Clayton: Oh, absolutely. The surgery itself was successful. We had good anastomosis.
David: How long was she without a pulse?
Dr. Clayton: Felt like an eternity. Maybe several seconds. So she went into cardiac arrest. Started CPR. Everything worked great. Team was great. Everyone was fine. She's gonna be just fine.
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