AMC Transcript Thursday 1/14/10

All My Children Transcript Thursday 1/14/10


Episode #10289

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

[David brings Greenlee a deck of cards]

David: Thought these might help pass the time.

Greenlee: What, you know some magic tricks? Like the one where I snap my fingers, and I know whether my surgery worked?

David: All together now. You have to be --

Greenlee: Patient, patient. I don't do patient. I need to know. Am I going to be able to walk back into Ryan's life or not?

[Ryan laughs]

Erica: What?

Ryan: I've literally been reading the same sentence for the last 20 minutes. I think that means it's quitting time for me.

Erica: Well, I am so on board with that plan.

Ryan: I've got an even better plan. How about you and I leave here together, and we find a nice quiet candlelit table someplace and just unwind over dinner?

Erica: That is very tempting. But if we are gonna keep you and I a secret, then I think maybe we'd better leave separately.

Ryan: Yes. Ok. Of course, after Madison interrupted earlier, I'm not sure it matters at this point.

Erica: Oh, don't worry. I'll handle Madison.

Ryan: Mm-hmm. I may have to go alone, but do not expect me to leave quietly.

[Ryan kisses Erica]

Randi: I told you, product description goes on top.

Madison: Sorry. What?

Randi: Look, we're on a tight deadline, Madison. If you can't handle this, then --

Madison: No, no, no. I can.

Randi: Well, not if you keep staring at Erica's office. You've been doing it all day. So what's up?

Madison: Erica hired me as a second assistant. I figured she would need a lot of help, but I haven't seen her for hours.

Randi: Ok. So today's your first day, and you have zero experience. How much exactly do you expect Erica to trust you with?

Madison: You're right. I should shut up and be happy to be here.

Randi: Look, it's totally normal for Erica to spend the entire day in her office with the door closed. I mean, it could take her all day just returning phone calls.

Madison: Maybe that's it. Or maybe she's having second thoughts.

Randi: About what?

Madison: Me.

Colby: What are you doing here?

Liza: Colby, honey, can we talk, please? I'm -- I'm worried about you.

Colby: Relax, Mom, ok? I have everything under --

[Annie screams as Adam lies on the floor]

Colby: What the hell did you do?

Scott: Uncle Adam, talk to me. Are you having a heart attack?

Adam: No. No. I feel like my heart's going to explode.

Scott: I'll call 911.

Colby: And I'll get him some water.

Annie: What should I do?

Colby: Put some clothes on. Oh, I'm sorry. Stay here, ok? He needs you. I'll be right back.

Annie: Adam, I'm sorry. I'm here. I'm here. It's ok. You're gonna be just fine. You're gonna be ok.

Adam: I'm fine. I'm fine. Call off the ambulance.

Scott: Too late.

David: As much as I would love to snap my fingers and reverse your paralysis, the best I can do is beat you at a game of gin rummy.

Greenlee: Deal 'em. Tammy Smith? Who's that?

David: Oh, that's your alias. I also had a fake I.D. made in case you --

Greenlee: Like, died? Again? You could have picked a better name. Don't you have better things to do?

David: What, than trounce you at a game of cards? Nope, I couldn't think of anything better than that.

Greenlee: I am serious. I mean, wouldn't you rather be fixing hearts, scaring med students? Anything but stuck here with me.

David: I'm not stuck here. This is exactly where I want to be. Take a card.

Greenlee: You miss Pine Valley. I can tell because I do, too.

David: I miss Trevor and Marissa.

Greenlee: And Amanda?

David: All right, yes. I do miss Pine Valley, but Pine Valley doesn't miss me, and that's just the way it is.

Greenlee: Hmm. I'm guessing you made it pretty easy for them not to miss you.

David: If you're suggesting I did some awful things, what else is new? But hey, what can I tell you? I wanted a family.

Greenlee: So you went to the extreme.

David: Please. Don't tell me you don't understand. I know you, Greenlee. You know what it's like to want something so bad, something that you can't live without, something that forces you to break all the rules. But trust me, I hardly have a monopoly on cruelty in that town.

Greenlee: What do you mean?

David: Jake and Amanda did everything in their power to keep me from knowing about Trevor. They led me to believe he was dead. I held a memorial service for him. I buried his ashes. Can you even imagine doing something like that, leading a person to think that someone they love is dead?

Greenlee: That's exactly what you've done to Ryan.

Randi: Look, Erica gave you a job that people would kill for, so what's the problem?

Madison: Maybe she felt pressured into it.

Randi: By me?

Madison: No. I am so grateful that you went to bat for me. But like you said, I don't have any experience in cosmetics or in anything else, and all of the drama that I've been part of -- it could be terribly embarrassing.

Randi: Look, there is one thing that you should know about Erica Kane. She doesn't do anything she doesn't want to do.

Ryan: Ok, guys. Thank you very much for pitching in with all the marketing stuff. I really appreciate that.

Randi: Of course. Want to take a look?

Ryan: I do, I do, but not right now, ok? I'm out of here for tonight, all right? Thanks, guys. Oh, um, Madison, Erica would like to see you in her office.

Madison: You wanted to see me?

Erica: Shut the door.

Scott: He's right in here.

EMT: Ok. Sir, are you all right?

[Adam mumbles]

Annie: What's -- what's wrong with him.

Second EMT: We need you to back up.

Annie: No, I'm his wife. I'm not going anywhere.

Scott: Hey. Hey. He's strong, all right? He's gonna be ok.

Colby: I told you she would pull something like this. Did you know what she was doing in here?

Scott: No, of course not.

Colby: She did this on purpose to kill him, to get his money.

Annie: Help him. Come on.

First EMT: Ok, we need to get him to the hospital now.

Annie: Ok. I -- I'm gonna -- I'm gonna go with him in the ambulance. Emma cannot know about this, ok? Corrina's upstairs.

Scott: Yeah.

Liza: Honey, I can take you to the hospital.

Colby: No. I'm -- I'm ok waiting here.

Liza: You should be with your dad.

EMT: Let's go.

Annie: Ok.

Colby: I moved back in here to protect him. I had no clue it would be from this.

David: You know, Ryan and Trevor are two completely different situations. Your injuries were so severe, I didn't think you would live. Wouldn't it have been worse to get their hopes up, only to crush them again? Greenlee, I don't think you realize that this is nothing short of a miracle we're even having this conversation.

Greenlee: I know, and you're the miracle worker. I get it. But you have to see the parallels.

David: I wanted to tell Ryan about you, but at the time --

Greenlee: You don't have to explain. You saved my life. I hope you know how thankful I am.

David: Not enough to let me win at a game of cards, right?

Greenlee: Ok. Ryan will know I'm better when the time is right, when I'm all healed up, and I can go back to him good as new. Do you know something I don't?

David: No. You're completely up to speed on your progress.

Greenlee: Then why do I get the feeling that you're hiding something?

David: I think your confidence is inspiring, and the last thing I want to do is to discourage it, but you have to be realistic, Greenlee. You have to ask yourself the tough questions, like what if you can't go back to Ryan the way you want to?

Greenlee: I will. I know it.

David: I want your dreams to come true as much as you do, but you have to accept the possibility that it might not happen.

Madison: I can be gone in two minutes.

Erica: Excuse me?

Madison: If my being here makes you uncomfortable in any way, I will leave, no questions asked. I just came here to thank you for your help. I wasn't expecting anything.

Erica: You think I'm going to fire you, because of what you walked in on before. Madison, I didn't call you in here to reprimand you. I called you in here to explain.

Madison: Oh, you -- you don't need to do that, really.

Erica: What you saw before meant nothing. I mean, that was just an innocent kiss between two good friends. That's what Ryan and I are. We're just, you know, really good friends. And it's important for you to understand that, because if gossip were to begin to spread, I wouldn't want --

Madison: You and Ryan are just friends. Got it. I'm not going to say anything to anyone about what I saw. I know I'm asking you to trust me, and I haven't given people much of a reason to do that. I mean, look at the Hubbards. They've been so kind to me. And so have you. And I just -- I want to show you how much that means to me. So you and Ryan can count on me.

Opal: Ryan. Hey. How you doing?

Ryan: Fine.

Opal: So sorry about the custody case. Boy, the very idea of having to share your little baby with that nut job of a mother of hers is just plain wrong.

Ryan: Well, thank you very much for saying that, Opal. I do have to deal with it for a little while till I get the decision overturned.

Opal: Well, at least you don't have to go through it alone. You and Erica. Come on. I'm her best gal pal. You think I don't know?

Ryan: Know what?

Opal: Are you really gonna stare me straight in the eye and pretend that there is nothing going on?

Ryan: No. No, I'm not. I'll -- I'll tell you exactly what's going on. Erica is on her way down here right now to meet me, right now, to discuss Fusion business, Opal.

Opal: I don't know. Maybe there's something in the water in Pine Valley these days or something. Tad is doing the same thing to me. He's stonewalling me about him and Liza. What gives?

Ryan: I don't know what you're talking about, really, so, I mean, Tad is Tad, and if you don't believe me, then you can just ask Erica when she comes down here.

Opal: Oh, yeah. I know her. She's gonna hand me the same mountain of malarkey you are. You know, for the life of me, I just don't get it. I mean, why is it that you're going to such great lengths to hide something that's so obviously right? I can tell you this. If I ever landed a hunk like you, you can be sure I'd be parading you up one side of the street and down the other.

Ryan: Wow. Well, uh, thank you, I think, but you have a very active imagination, Opal.

Opal: Maybe.

Ryan: Yes.

Opal: But probably not. I'll tell you what. Let's just take a little look at what the cards have to say. They never lie.

Frankie: What have we got?

EMT: Heart rate's irregular. 160 to 180.

Frankie: Blood pressure?

Second EMT: 90 over 50. He's in and out of A-fib.

Frankie: All right, guys, let's get him in here.

Annie: He said he felt like his heart was going to explode.

Frankie: All right. I paged Dr. Hawkins. He's the cardiologist on call.

Annie: But I don't know him.

Frankie: He's one of the best. I'll keep you posted. All right, guys, let's get a 12-lead EKG. Hurry up!

Erica: Madison, you really thought that I was going to fire you. You're so used to people giving up on you that easily. Well, not anymore. My hiring you -- that was a commitment that I made, and I intend to see it through. When I see someone who is in the same place that I was once, I want to help.

Madison: Yeah, well, some people would say that I've had enough help, you know? I mean, I had the nanny, the cook, the driver.

Erica: You came from privilege; I didn't. We still have a lot in common.

Madison: I don't think so.

Erica: I -- I was, uh -- hurt once by a man that I trusted. I'm not gonna give up on you. I'm not like the others. I will be there for you.

Madison: A month ago, you didn't even know who I was. And since then, you have saved my life, made sure that I was safe and had a place to stay, and now a job? That is an incredible amount of faith to have in a stranger. I want to find some way to repay you for that.

Erica: If you want to show your gratitude, you know what? Just work hard at Fusion. That's all I want.

Madison: Would it be all right with you if I also spent some time volunteering at the Miranda Center? The people over there have been so good to me.

Erica: I think it's a wonderful idea.

Madison: Thank you, Erica. For everything. You know, you really didn't have to explain anything to me about you and Ryan. And I hope I'm not overstepping here, but every time I have loved someone, it has been rejected in the worst possible way, but when love is real and mutual, it should never have to be hidden behind closed doors.

Erica: I'll keep that in mind.

[Closes door]

Ryan: So you're gonna have to remind me -- thank you -- how this works again. It's been a while since you gave me a reading.

Opal: Oh.

Ryan: How does this --

Opal: It's very simple. I just lay out the cards and then tell you what I see.

Ryan: Ok. Then you ask if Erica and I are involved, right?

Opal: Well, the cards don't give you any yes-and-no answers. They just -- you know, they paint a picture of your future.

Ryan: Oh. Ok. Great.

Opal: Hmm, that's interesting. Now -- let me see here what we have. Holy heifers, would you look at that?

Ryan: What? Look at what?

Opal: A call is coming from someone in your past.

Ryan: Who?

Opal: Well, all I know is that this person is gonna be returning to your life, and soon.

Greenlee: I won't let you rain on my parade.

David: I just want you to be prepared.

Greenlee: For failure? I'm sorry, but I refuse to think that way. Not only will I have a full recovery, I bet it's happening already. My nerves are doing their thing as we speak.

David: I'm sure that your positive attitude will carry you a long way. I'm just not sure that it'll take you exactly where you want to go. Now whose turn is it?

Greenlee: This game is boring. Besides, I think you're cheating.

David: Sore loser. Ok, fine. I'll deal another hand.

Greenlee: No. I want you to test me. Test my legs right now. Don't you want to know if I'm right? I mean, if I am, you can go home to Trevor, and I can go home to Ryan. We both win. So, what are we waiting for?

Frankie: Still in A-fib?

Dr. Hawkins: If we don't regulate his heart now, he'll go into shock. Find out how this happened.

Annie: Wait. What is it?

Colby: Hey, is my dad ok?

Scott: Was it a heart attack?

Frankie: Dr. Hawkins and I -- we need your help to determine the cause of Adam's distress. What was he doing right before he collapsed?

Annie: Uh, well, my husband and I recently renewed our wedding vows, and this was kind of our honeymoon, so I was alone with Adam entertaining him. Shouldn't you be inside making sure he's all right?

Randi: How'd it go?

Madison: I haven't lost my job.

Randi: I still don't get why you would think Erica would fire you. I mean, she did welcome you with open arms.

Madison: Well, I've had a lot of people open arms to me, only to stab me in the back. But that was then. This is now.

Erica: Good night, ladies. Don't work too late.

Ryan: Well, I, uh -- I'm sorry that the cards didn't give you the big scoop that you were looking for.

Opal: Oh, well, they always tell the truth.

Ryan: Mm-hmm. That's right. That someone from my past is gonna call.

Opal: Yeah. So you better be ready.

Ryan: Well, you know, I'll try, but I don't know who that mystery person is, so --

Opal: You'll find out soon enough. I got to go.

Ryan: Ok.

Opal: Bye-bye.

Ryan: Bye.

David: Anything?

Greenlee: No. Why isn't it working?

David: Healing takes time, Greenlee.

Greenlee: Well, isn't there something else you can try?

David: All right, look. Why don't we just give it a rest for now, ok?

Greenlee: Please.

David: Well, I could stick you with a safety pin, you know, just very gently.

Greenlee: Light my feet on fire if you have to.

David: Anything? You felt that?

Greenlee: Yes. Barely, but yes, I definitely felt something. The heel of my left foot.

David: That's right.

Greenlee: I knew the surgery worked.

David: Hey, that's a really good sign, but we still have a long way to go.

Greenlee: Well, what's next?

David: I'm gonna go get Dr. Clayton.

Greenlee: Go. I'll be here. I'm not going anywhere, for now.

Scott: Adam was finally getting better. Now he's back in the hospital.

Annie: This has happened before.

Scott: Yeah, but did it have to happen again?

Annie: If there's something you want to say, come out and say it.

Scott: Ok, fine. You really think that was a smart idea, what you did? You know Adam has heart problems, and yet there you were doing --

Annie: Doing what? Doing what? Wearing a sexy outfit? Doing a performance for my husband to show him that I love him? Is that really so horrible, Scott? No, it's not. So why don't we talk about what's really bothering you.

Scott: What are you talking about?

Annie: I saw you on the terrace watching. So you're not upset about the dancing. You're jealous. You wish you were the one sitting in that chair tonight, not Adam.

Scott: You are way off.

Annie: If you want Adam to get better, you should leave. He needs positive energy around him. So you can take your judgment and leave and go home, and I will call you when there's news.

Liza: Hey, how's it -- whoa.

Colby: You know, you should go, too. It's -- it's not like you're family.

Liza: Honey, I am your family. And the reason that I showed up at the mansion tonight is because I'm worried about you. I -- this whole game that you're playing with Annie, pretending to be her friend -- she is a dangerous woman.

Colby: Exactly. That's why I need to protect my dad.

Liza: Ok, I don't buy her act any more than you do, believe me, but I think you should leave that up to somebody else.

Colby: Who? He's my father. What do you think? You think I'm too young, too weak? Come on, Mom. Tell me. I can take it. God knows I've taken worse from you. You think if I take on Annie, she's gonna crush me, that I'm incapable of doing anything, so trying to prove my stepmother's actually evil, I'm gonna screw that up. You know, thanks --

Annie: Colby -- I could hear you all the way down the hall. What are you two fighting about? Is she giving you a hard time about something?

Colby: Um, it's the same argument we always have. She doesn't want me living with my father. She's jealous.

Annie: Ah. And she's probably jealous that you and I are getting closer, too. Worried that she'll be replaced by the cool, the young stepmom.

Colby: Definitely.

Liza: Oh, Annie, you have no idea what you're talking about.

Annie: No? So why don't you enlighten me?

Colby: It's true. She's bored. She doesn't know what to do --

Liza: Colby.

Colby: Mom, it's true. You don't stop trying to control me. I'm sorry you lost your son, but don't take it out on me.

Liza: Well, actually, Bailey and I are trying to work things out, trying to rebuild the relationship.

Colby: Great. Go be Bailey's mom. At least you'll have a daughter who actually wants you around.

Liza: All right, well, I'm gonna go. Tell your father I hope he feels better.

Annie: It's ok. She doesn't belong here anyway.

Adam: What's my prognosis?

Dr. Hawkins: Thanks for your help. I can take it from here.

Frankie: Ok. My shift's over. Page me if you need anything.

Adam: Well?

Dr. Hawkins: Your accelerated heartbeat was caused by atrial fibrillation -- A.F. I want to keep you here overnight, get you started on medications, and then we'll see where we are.

Adam: Well, how bad is this A.F.?

Dr. Hawkins: Well, it could be a cause for congestive heart failure.

Adam: That's fatal.

Dr. Hawkins: Well, not necessarily. In your case, the first step was to get your heartbeat back to normal, and now we see if the meds can keep it that way.

Adam: Oh. So, um, is there any chance I could still die?

Dr. Hawkins: Yeah, but we have plenty of ways to avoid that.

Adam: I was just having a night alone with my wife.

Dr. Hawkins: Would you like me to fill her in?

Adam: No, no. She should hear it from me. Thank you.

Dr. Clayton: Well, I'm encouraged.

Greenlee: That's it?

Dr. Clayton: Well, yes. I'm very pleased that you think you've regained some sensation.

Greenlee: I don't think. I know. Doesn't that have to mean something?

Dr. Clayton: I just don't know right now. You underwent a very complicated surgery, and I was very clear about the time frame for recovery. It's important that you just don't push too --

Greenlee: At first you tell me to be positive. Then you're saying ignore the positive feelings I'm getting.

David: Ok, that's not what he's doing.

Dr. Clayton: I'm saying we need to be realistic.

Greenlee: If I hear that word one more time, I'm going to scream. This isn't wishful thinking. What I felt was real, and I need something like that to hold on to, ok? So don't kill it.

David: Ok, I'm sure that's not what the doctor is intending to do, ok? Listen, why don't we discuss this outside, ok? I'll be back.

Ryan: Well, I thought we were gonna be busted by the tarot deck for sure. Ahem.

Erica: Well, I'm just very happy to hear that you got through the reading unscathed.

Ryan: Yeah, well, sort of. Opal did make one prediction that somebody from my past was going to call and that this person was going to be coming back into my life.

Erica: Well, I know who it is. Just before I left the office, Kendall called. She was fishing for all sorts of information as to how Fusion is doing.

Ryan: You see? The cards don't lie. She was right. Not that I need the cards to get a clear image of my future. Now, I feel like it's getting a little crowded in here right now. It's a beautiful night. You want to take a walk out on the patio?

Erica: Lead the way.

[Phone vibrates]

Frankie: Randi? Hello --

Madison: She's in the file room. She'll be right out.

Frankie: Uh, congrats on the new gig.

Madison: Thanks. I have got so much to learn.

Frankie: But you're up for this, right? I mean, it's not too much, too soon.

Madison: I'm not sure what you mean.

Frankie: Your therapy. You said it was going well. I thought you'd maybe want to focus on that for a while.

Madison: I want a normal life -- a job, a paycheck, maybe make a few friends along the way. And here I can do that, thanks to Randi. I've got a long way to go, but you've got to start somewhere, right?

Frankie: Yeah. I --

Randi: Hey, I thought you were headed home after -- after work.

Frankie: Yeah, well, I was starving, and I thought we could grab a burger.

Randi: Hmm. Sounds good.

Frankie: Madison, you're welcome to join us.

Madison: Uh, thanks, but I'm gonna stay here and keep going over these files.

Randi: Ok. See you tomorrow.

[Elevator door closes]

Scott: Hi.

Corrina: Hi.

Scott: Emma asleep upstairs?

Corrina: Yeah. I'm gonna go check on her.

Scott: Thank you.

[Scott recalls seeing Annie give Adam a lap dance and hearing him laugh]

Annie: You're jealous. You wish you were the one sitting in that chair tonight, not Adam.

[Scott imagines himself in Adam's place kissing Annie, but then angrily kicks the ottoman across the room]

Dr. Hawkins: You can see him now.

Colby: Is my dad ok?

Dr. Hawkins: Oh, just one at a time.

Liza: Oh, hi. I was on my way out, and I got a call.

Colby: I'm sorry about what I said before. I was just trying to keep up the act with Annie. That's why I said all that stuff.

Liza: Mm-hmm. Yeah, but you meant what you said about Bailey.

Colby: I wasn't trying to hurt you. I just need you to understand, I am doing what I have to do to protect my father.

Liza: Uh-huh, and what happens to you along the way? Huh? You stoop down to Annie's level, go ten rounds with her, and then what do you become?

Colby: The same person I've always been.

Liza: Really?

Colby: Yeah.

Liza: Really? Or are you already changing?

Dr. Hawkins: I'll give you some privacy.

Annie: Oh, this looks -- serious.

Adam: No, no. Just more expensive. The more machinery, the higher the price.

Annie: I did this. This is all my fault for getting you all excited.

Adam: Wasn't that the point of getting my heart racing?

Annie: I'm so sorry.

Adam: No, don't be. You were wonderful. I feel fine. I'm fine. I'll get out of here in the morning.

Annie: Are you sure?

Adam: Yes. It'll take more than a lap dance to kill me.

Singer: The first time we held hands do you remember the first time that we danced?

Ryan: You know what? I forgot my phone back on the table. I want to make sure I have it in case Emma calls.

Erica: Of course.

Ryan: Hello? You missed me. Please leave a message.


Ryan: Oh, you see that? I do have a missed call.

Erica: Well, did they leave a message?

Ryan: No, they didn't. It's from a private number.

David: Did you make a phone call.

Greenlee: Yes. Ryan. But I hung up. It was an impulse, ok? I told you, I needed something to give me hope, but you and Dr. Clayton are right. I have to be realistic about my chances. And I decided I won't call Ryan until I'm better. I'll stick to that.

Erica: Oh, you're right. Oh, it's just such a beautiful evening.

Ryan: Uh-huh. It sure is.

Erica: I just love the moon. Don't you?

Woman: We love and we finally know it --

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