All My Children Transcript Tuesday 1/12/10
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Randi: I like a man who can take me for breakfast and walk me to work.
Frankie: Well, my clinic's over at 3:00. Want to play hooky later?
Randi: Oh, I wish, but I can't. Not especially with Kendall out of town. And I'm already gonna get in a lot of trouble once Erica finds out how late I am.
Madison: Don't worry. Your secret's safe with me.
Frankie: Um, what are you doing here?
Madison: I came to see Erica, to thank her for all of her help. But she's not in.
Randi: Did you try her office?
Madison: Guess you're not the only one who's late today.
Randi: Impossible. Erica's never late.
Madison: I guess something must have come up.
Erica: Oh, no. That's my phone. It's over there on your side.
Ryan: Ok. Oh.
[Phone stops ringing]
Ryan: Well, I hope it wasn't important.
Erica: Oh. Fusion. "8:44"? Ohh. Randi must really think something happened to me. Hmm.
Ryan: You're not gonna call her back?
Erica: Uh-uh. I'm not ready to face reality yet.
Ryan: Well, you know, there are different kinds of reality.
Jake: Turn off the clock.
Amanda: After an incredible night, a limbo smack down, a love poem, and -- oh, yes -- let us not forget the tuba player.
Jake: Yeah. You like that? Nothing says "love" like a tuba, I think.
Amanda: Are your ears still ringing?
Jake: Huh? Yes, they're ringing like cathedral bells. But it's worth it if it made you happy. You are happy, aren't you?
Amanda: What? I'm still tingling, I'm so happy.
Jake: Really? Ohh -- hmm. So, uh, since you're happy, I was just wondering. Why were you up all night pacing around, like, 50 times? You were -- [Sighs] I just hope, you know, it's not a case of where I could get you 50 tubas and, you know, your mind would still be on David.
David: Welcome back.
Greenlee: Did the surgery work? Am I going to be able to walk back into Ryan's life?
Erica: Randi, there's no need to check up on me. I'm fine, and I'm sure things are fine at Fusion, as well.
Kendall: Hey, Mom. It's me. I'm just calling to say hi. What's going on there?
Erica: I'm so glad it's you, Kendall. I thought it was Randi.
Kendall: Is everything all right?
Erica: Of course, it is, honey. Of course. I just had, um, some things to handle outside the office.
Kendall: Ok. Is it the meeting with the advertisers?
Erica: No, no, no. That has been rescheduled for Thursday. But listen. I thought the whole purpose of your leaving town was so that you were gonna focus on your family, not stress about business.
Kendall: Mom, it sounds like you were the one who was stressing when you answered the phone.
Erica: Me stressing? No, no, no, no. Really, quite the opposite. I am perfectly capable of handling everything life throws at me, thank you.
Kendall: Well, what about Ryan?
Erica: What about Ryan?
Kendall: Well, you could always call him and have him help you when your problems start to mount up.
Erica: Ryan has Cambias to handle. I don't expect him to want me to put my problems on his plate.
Kendall: Ah. Ok. So you admit that you're having problems.
Erica: No. I admit no such thing.
Kendall: Mom, I can call Ryan.
Erica: No, no, don't do that. No. I will get ahold of Ryan myself. And -- and I'll take care of everything. And you just go ahead and you focus on those three boys in your life, and give all those three boys my love. Would you do that?
Kendall: Ok. I will. You take care of yourself, ok?
Erica: I can do that, honey. Thank you. I love you. Bye.
Kendall: I love you, Mom. Bye.
Erica: Huh. Well, Kendall thinks that you should be helping me.
Ryan: Hmm. And what do you think?
Erica: I think you're already helping me.
Madison: I appreciate your trying to reach Erica for me, but you don't need to go out of your way. I'll just come back another time.
Frankie: How's therapy going?
Madison: Good. Actually, the woman that your mother recommended has been very helpful.
Randi: Great. So where do you go from here?
Madison: I guess looking for a place to live on my own. Maybe find a job and support myself like normal people.
Frankie: Hey, baby, didn't you say that, um -- never mind.
Randi: No, you're right. Look, I've been swamped here, and we could definitely use an extra pair of hands. So --
Madison: No. No, no, no, no. I am not qualified for anything like this. I don't have any skills, aside from gambling and mixing martinis and hosting dinner parties.
Randi: True. But I didn't have any skills when I started here either. And I'm sure if you asked Erica, then --
Madison: No. I mean, she's already done so much for me. I think I'll just -- I'll just go write a note and tell Erica that I stopped by.
Frankie: Thank you for trying to help Madison out.
Randi: Yeah, well, I still feel guilty about sending her dad right to her.
Frankie: Well, nobody's blaming you, Randi.
Randi: Yeah, well, maybe I had a little ulterior motive. I mean, if she took some of my workload, I would have more time for breakfast with my man. And maybe even a sick day or two.
Frankie: Well, in that case, you got to do everything you can to change Madison's mind because -- ahem -- I'm a little under the weather, too.
Randi: You're a fool.
Erica: You know, I -- I know that I told Kendall that I would take care of Fusion while she was gone, but, you know, the truth is it is such a mess.
Ryan: Hmm. Well, I normally would never ask in a million years, but what if I helped you with it? I mean, it's what Kendall would want, right? Us working together?
Erica: It's true.
Ryan: And besides, how could I possibly turn down spending more time with you?
Erica: Oh, I don't think you possibly could.
Amanda: My being up had nothing to do with David. I was worried about Trevor coming down with something.
Jake: Hmm. Well, I checked him before we went to sleep, and he was fine. He didn't have a fever. He was fine.
Amanda: Well, I'm a nervous mom. Ok?
Jake: Mm-hmm. Ok.
Amanda: That's why. I just sensed something was -- was wrong, so I just kept getting up during the night to check on him.
Jake: Well, why didn't you wake me up?
Amanda: Well, because you have to work today. And there's no sense in both of us having to be up all night.
Jake: [As Ricky Ricardo] Let me 'splain you something, ok? [Normal voice] It is a biological fact that doctors need less sleep than other human beings. In med school I got, like, two hours of sleep a night. So the next time that you have that "I think the baby might have some sort of sickness" blues or some sort of garden-variety insomnia, you call me. Wake me. Nudge me. Ok? I'm your man.
Amanda: How is it you always know how to make me feel better?
Jake: [Chuckles] The other thing is being married to a doctor, I always have the right medicine.
Amanda: Ooh. Come here, Doctor.
David: Your heart stopped. They had to do CPR.
Greenlee: But you finished the surgery, right? I mean, you fixed my spine?
Dr. Clayton: Yes. We removed the scarring that was there and reconnected the healthy tissues. But we'll have to see if my stem-cell therapy generates new growth. That will be the key to reversing the paralysis.
Greenlee: How long?
Dr. Clayton: Well, the swelling must go down enough before we can even test your progress.
David: So now the next course of action is patience.
Greenlee: Patience is an overrated virtue.
Dr. Clayton: Well, it's not a virtue at all, actually. It's a tool. And I suggest you learn to use it.
David: Greenlee, remember. Healing requires rest. So close your eyes and relax. That's an order. Come on. Ok. What's the real prognosis? I couldn't tell if you were sugarcoating her chances or just trying to scare her.
Dr. Clayton: Well, she may regain use of her legs or not. And as I said before, attitude can be critical. If she tries to rush her recovery, all my efforts may have been for nothing. She'll never walk again.
Randi: You could start something very entry-level. You know, answering the phones, filing.
Madison: But answering the phones? I wouldn't even know what to say.
Randi: Well, you pick up the phone and you say, "This is Fusion. How may I direct your call?"
Madison: And this lightens your workload how?
Randi: Well, believe me, I'll find a ton of things for you to do.'
Erica: Madison. Is everything all right?
Madison: Moving in the right direction, thanks to you and the Miranda Center. I couldn't have even begun to get my act together without a safe haven like that.
Randi: But things would be better if she had a job. I was thinking, Erica, maybe you could give her a chance the same way Amanda gave me. Maybe something in reception?
Erica: That's a wonderful idea. Val is my assistant, and he is completely amazing, but he is only one person. So I could really use an additional assistant for when he's just completely inundated.
Randi: Oh, I was thinking something more in the lines of, you know, answering the phones or filing --
Ryan: Ok. I'm all set.
Erica: Randi, will you mobilize the masses? Ryan and I have a big announcement.
Amanda: You are such a big boy.
Jake: Oh. Well, thanks. You know, I'm lifting him so much, I haven't had to go to the -- oh, gym? Yes. He is a big boy, huh?
Amanda: Come to Mommy. I can't believe how fast you're growing up.
Jake: Isn't he, though? I know. And next he'll be asking for the car keys. Oh, I want to take a lot of -- where is my -- yeah, a lot of these. I want to get early Trevor. Come on, right there. Ready? Let's go.
Jake: That's good. I'm gonna need batteries for this thing. Anyway, I got to split. Hey, don't be growing any facial hair when I'm gone, bye.
Amanda: Bye, baby. Love you.
Jake: You, too.
Amanda: Yes. Well, you better get used to getting your picture taken there, big guy, because your daddy Jake is going to be documenting every microscopic event. Yes. It's just too bad that pictures won't be able to fill in the moments that David's gonna miss out on.
Amanda: Yeah. All right.
David: Amanda, hi. Is anything wrong with Trevor?
Amanda: No. I just called you to let you know that he woke up with a new tooth this morning.
David: A new tooth, and you called to tell me. I really wish I was there to see it.
Amanda: David, I know that this is really hard for you to be away from Trevor, especially now that you're --
David: You can say it: Dying.
Amanda: You can't think that way. You need to focus on your treatment in Malaysia. an image of yourself alive. That way, you can spend more time with Trevor.
Erica: Restoring this company to where it was before the economy collapsed is not going to be easy. It's going to mean long hours and thinking in new ways. But I know that you are all up to it. We're gonna have to cut costs, which means that you are all gonna be required to brainstorm and come up with very creative ways to do more with less. Move product. Very importantly, we need to keep everything under budget. Ryan Lavery has very graciously agreed to come here and help out. As head of Cambias Industries, he has great experience in turning a company profitable. And I just know that he can certainly work his magic here. Ryan, would you like to say something?
Ryan: Sure. I guess I just want to say that I appreciate the faith that Kendall and Erica have shown in me, and I really look forward to this challenge. I really do. And I expect great things from this partnership.
Erica: All right, then. Everyone, back to work.
Amanda: David, uh, I have to go. Something's come up.
Jake: I'm not out the door two feet, and you're sneaking a phone call to David?
Amanda: I wasn't sneaking.
Jake: No? Were you just calling him to check on him? Didn't you talk to him last night? Or are you gonna stick with the story that that wasn't him calling, that was the babysitter calling?
Amanda: No. It was David who called last night. He was checking on Trevor.
Amanda: He's a worried father.
Jake: Right. That's normal.
Amanda: Last night was supposed to be about you and me focusing on our relationship. I knew if I told you who it was, you would get mad.
Jake: Right. But now I am mad, because you weren't honest about it. And if I hadn't come back to get my phone, you wouldn't have told me about this phone call either. Right?
Amanda: Why would I?
Jake: Why? Because we're a couple. We're married. We're a team. We're supposed to share these types of things. I don't know.
Amanda: Ok. So I open up. Then what, Jake? Then you -- you tell me that you're mad at me for having compassion for him? Because you still think that this illness is all part of some huge plot to come between us.
Jake: That's right. I do.
Amanda: You know, I know that you don't have any faith in David, but I just wish that you would have a little in me.
Jake: Who says I don't have faith in you? I have faith in you.
Amanda: Then why would I ever fall for David?
David: Hey. I hope you're hungry.
Greenlee: Ugh. Not anymore.
David: Well, too bad. You need it to keep up your strength. So eat.
Greenlee: How about some cinnamon raisin toast or bacon? Maybe an egg burrito. Ohh.
David: All right, let's not forget that you were in a coma for almost a year. Why don't we ease into the solids gradually?
Greenlee: I'm sick of easing into things. I want to start living my life in 3D again.
David: Well, as the wise man keeps saying, you have to have patience.
Greenlee: Easy for you to pontificate. One minute is like an hour to me, and one week is like an eternity. Especially when I have nothing to do but brood.
David: Why don't I bring you some crossword puzzles.
Greenlee: And now all I can think about, aside from not walking, is the funeral I guess I must have had last year.
David: Well, if it means anything to you, it really was a beautiful memorial service.
Greenlee: And everyone came, of course?
David: Everyone who was anyone in Pine Valley. But, you know, funerals, aren't exactly uplifting. So why don't we think about something more positive?
Greenlee: Ok. Why don't you tell me all the happy news of Pine Valley?
David: Joe Martin retired to Florida.
Greenlee: Ok. What about Jake? I mean, you said he married Amanda.
David: Yeah. And they're blissfully happy taking care of -- of Trevor.
Greenlee: Hmm. Trevor. Your son?
David: Yeah. Who just got another tooth. It makes a grand total of four.
Greenlee: I know how much being a father has meant to you. When you lost Leora, you went to a really dark place.
David: Yeah. That's all in the past now.
Greenlee: I'm glad. You seem good.
David: Trevor changed my life.
Greenlee: I went back and forth on the whole wanting kids, but I can still remember the day that they told me I couldn't have one of my own.
David: Biology has nothing to do with being a parent. It's about the bond that you make with that child. It's like a spiritual connection, no matter whose blood is running through his little veins.
Greenlee: Are you saying Jake is just as much a father to Trevor as you are?
David: I know Jake loves Trevor. I doubt he has the depth of feeling that I do. But of course, I wouldn't allow my son to live with a man if I doubted he cared.
Greenlee: But still, that couldn't have been easy for you to let him go.
David: No, it wasn't. Believe me, I know what it's like to live in a home with a parent who doesn't want to be there.
Greenlee: Amanda is no Vanessa.
David: No, no. Of course not. But my mother didn't love my father. She planned on running away with another man. It devastated him. It drove him to -- I just wanted my son to live in a better place than that. So I realized I had to back off. You know, ease the tension. Give everybody a break, some breathing room. Give my son a gift of having a real family.
Greenlee: That's an amazing gift.
David: I didn't feel I had much of a choice. The situation kind of forced my hand.
Amanda: Jake. Jake, I love you, and I want to be with you. Why can't you believe that?
Jake: I do. I do believe that.
Amanda: But you don't trust it. You still think that David's going to suck me into falling in love with him. Why can't you just let this go?
Jake: You know, half the time I watch you drift away. And the other half of the time I see you trying to pull David into this house, into this home. And if you can just see that -- I mean, if you could just be honest with yourself about that, at least --
Amanda: You want honesty? Here it is. It doesn't matter if David is dying or not. Nothing could change the way I feel about you. What we have is love. Deep, committed love. And what I have for David is pity, compassion. I feel bad that he's not going to get to watch his own son grow up. And thankfully, Trevor will have you in his life to fill that spot.
Jake: I love that little boy. I love him like he's my own.
Amanda: I know you do. It's been almost four years since I lost my father, and I'm still dealing with it. I don't think I'll ever get past it. You know, one day when Trevor is older, he's going to ask me questions about David. And not because you are not the most wonderful father, just because he's part of him. And when he asks those questions, I need to be able to hold my head up and say that I was nice to him, I was kind to him, even if he didn't deserve it. And I did not leave him to die alone the way that my mother did to my father. I hated her for that, and I do not want Trevor to hate me. Look, I -- I know that I cannot change your opinion of David. But I can at least put your mind at ease. I could never, ever love him, Jake. It would be impossible because I already gave my heart to you. Can't you feel that?
Gayle: How's the patient doing?
David: She ate a little. It's a good start.
Gayle: I, uh, I know she's in a fragile state physically and mentally. You think it's a good idea to show your hand like that?
David: "Show my hand"? What are you talking about?
Gayle: Greenlee told me that she and Jake are friends. Aren't you worried that when she finally gets back to Pine Valley, she'll tell him?
David: Tell him what?
Gayle: Trevor isn't really your son.
David: Of course, Trevor is my son. I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Gayle: I heard you telling Greenlee that biology doesn't matter. But when you went after Little Adam, it was all about your biological connection. And when you took Trevor from Jake, the only thing that seemed to matter to you was that you were his biological father.
David: And from that, you gather that Trevor is not my son?
Gayle: Why else would you lie about having a rare blood disease unless you were worried about losing Trevor? And you'd lose him if he wasn't your biological son.
David: Haven't I always taken care of you, Gayle? Then why are you trying to hurt me?
Gayle: I'd never hurt you. I just want you to understand.
David: And you don't think that questioning my son's paternity is hurtful to me? Don't you know, Gayle, by now that when I get hurt, I sometimes lash out?
Gayle: I -- I apologize for offending you. I only wanted you to know that you can trust me: Anything you want to tell me.
David: There's nothing to tell. In fact, I'm gonna forget we even had this conversation. And I would suggest you do the same. Am I clear?
Emma: Look what I drew!
Ryan: Oh, my goodness. Look at that! That is a beautiful horse. Look at that.
Greenlee: I love the colors.
Ryan: Me, too. Look at those colors. Where should we hang it?
Emma: What do you think, Greenlee?
Ryan: You know, now that we're married, you can call Greenlee "Mom" if you want.
Emma: What's wrong? Are you sad?
Greenlee: No. No, Emma, I'm happy. Because it doesn't matter what you call me. What matters is I'm a part of this family now, and I love you. I love both of you so much.
Ryan: Come here.
Ryan: Kisses all around. Kisses everywhere.
Emma: All right.
David: Greenlee, wake up. Are you all right?
Greenlee: I'm fine.
David: Are you in pain? Do you want some more sedative?
Greenlee: No. No. I was just having a dream.
David: You were crying. Was it a nightmare?
Greenlee: No. No. It was amazing. It was wonderful. And you're right, David, about having a connection with a child. It has nothing to do with biology. It's about opening your soul to another human being.
Amanda: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Is Dr. Martin there? This -- I need to speak to him right away. This is his wife.
Nurse: Dr. Martin's in surgery. It could be a while.
Amanda: Uh, is Dr. Hubbard there? Is she on duty?
Nurse: She's with a patient right now.
Amanda: Tell her I will be there right away. I need to speak with her.
Nurse: Um, I'm not sure what her schedule looks like. Just --
Amanda: It's important! Just tell her I'm on my way, ok?
Angie: I called you earlier.
Frankie: What's up?
Angie: Well, I just was wondering how Randi's doing. I left her a couple of messages.
Frankie: She's been putting in overtime almost every night now.
Angie: Now, are you ever gonna make your daddy a granddaddy if your wife is always working?
Frankie: You don't say. Wow.
Angie: Yeah, you know, Erica should hire more people over there to give that poor girl a break.
Frankie: Actually, we ran into Madison at the office. She mentioned that she needed a job, and Randi told her that she was a perfect fit in Fusion.
Frankie: Yeah. But Madison didn't want to ask Erica for any favors. So --
Frankie: Why is that? I thought you wanted her to start rebuilding her life.
Angie: I do. But, I mean, jumping into a stress pit like Fusion isn't what I had in mind. The girl's been through a lot, you know? She should go slow.
Frankie: Right. Well, she did see the therapist that you recommended.
Angie: I'm glad about that. But, you know, wounds like hers are not going to heal overnight. And a company like Fusion has some strong office politics. I mean, it might send her into a tailspin she can't pull out of. You want that?
Frankie: Of course not.
Angie: All right. Then you need to tell your wife not to push Madison into anything that she is not ready for.
Erica: Val, change my 2:00 appointment to 4:00.
Erica: No, no. That won't do. Get me a new quote by the end of the day.
Val: Ok, Madison, look. These are the files. I need you to make copies and get them on Erica's desk ASAP. I cannot tell you how glad I am that Erica finally brought another warm body in here. I haven't had a day off in weeks.
Randi: Yeah. I know how you feel.
Madison: Listen, I want to apologize. I never meant to step on your toes. I had no idea that Erica was gonna hire me to be a personal assistant.
Randi: Yeah, well, that's ok. I'm the one who suggested she hire you.
Madison: Yes, but not above you.
Randi: You're not above me.
Madison: No, no, no, no. I -- of course not. I didn't mean --
Randi: Look, Madison, you're getting Val's overload. And I'm sure your next assignment will depend on how well you do now..
Madison: I don't expect you to completely trust me. I would like to try to earn your trust.
Randi: It's not me that you need to impress. It's Erica.
Madison: I just want to do what's right for once.
Randi: Well, obviously you're already doing something right. I mean, how many people can -- can say that Erica Kane taught them everything they know?
Amanda: I'm Dr. Martin's wife. Is Dr. Hubbard free yet?
Nurse: No. But your husband is.
Amanda: Hey. I thought you were in surgery.
Jake: Hi. Well, the patient coded on the table. I had to wait for him to stabilize. What's -- is Trevor ok?
Amanda: I dropped him off at Tad's.
Jake: Ok. So that's -- uh, why are you here?
Amanda: I can't believe you didn't tell me. How could you keep this from me?
Jake: I don't know -- I'm sorry. What are you -- I don't even --
Amanda: David's disease: It's hereditary. Trevor could die from it, too!
Frankie: I knew how busy you were, so I thought I'd bring you lunch.
Randi: Aw. Thanks. I'm starving, and there was no way I was gonna get out of this place.
Frankie: So did you talk to Madison about the job?
Randi: Yeah. But she wouldn't listen. It actually took Erica to get her on board.
Frankie: So she works here now?
Randi: [Sighs] She's practically running the place, or will someday.
Frankie: What are you talking about?
Randi: Erica hired Madison to be her backup personal assistant.
Frankie: That sounds like a lot of responsibility.
Randi: Yeah, it is. But after months of busting my butt, I'm still here answering phones.
Frankie: Hey, I wouldn't even worry about it, because you are gonna get your break. You work too hard not to.
Randi: Yeah, well, tell that to Erica. It just seems to me that she's overlooked me for every position in this joint.
Erica: I don't know about you, but I could definitely use a little escape about now.
Madison: Oh. Uh, I'm so sorry. Um, Val wanted me to give you this. I didn't realize --
Erica: It's all right, Madison. You can go. Thank you.
Erica: Well, I guess trying to keep this a secret is gonna be a little bit harder than we thought.
Greenlee: Thanks. I can only imagine how difficult this past year must've been for Ryan. But having Spike and Emma must have helped him through it.
David: Kids are remarkable that way.
Greenlee: Well, I know when you lost Babe, Trevor must have been a big comfort.
David: You have no idea.
Angie: The information you found on the Internet is correct, as far as it goes.
Amanda: What do you mean?
Angie: Well, malignant erythrotosis is a newly discovered disease, so there's not a lot known about it. But according to recent studies, it does seem to be hereditary.
Amanda: So Trevor has it?
Jake: She's not saying that. This is the first I'm hearing about a genetic component.
Amanda: I can't lose him, Jake. I can't.
Angie: We can run some tests. All right? That'll tell us for certain one way or the other.
Amanda: What kind of tests? Do they hurt?
Jake: No, no, no, no. It's -- there's no needles or anything like that.
Angie: Amanda, it's just a simple cheek swab to get a sample of his saliva.
Jake: Right. And that'll show us his DNA, and that'll tell us everything we need to know.
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