All My Children Transcript Friday 1/22/10
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Marissa: Hi. So I got your call and got dressed. Got over here as fast as I could. What's up?
J.R.: I'm taking you to a very special dinner.
Marissa: Nice. Is this part of your positive attitude about recovery, or do we actually have a special event to celebrate?
J.R.: Well, it's definitely an event, but I don't think celebrate is the right word.
Marissa: I don't get it. What's going on?
J.R.: Family dinner at my father's. Fireworks optional.
Annie: Ok, you know what? Enough of the suspense. I want to know what's going on.
Adam: You and, uh, Scott will just have to wait for the others to arrive.
Annie: Adam, I just don't want you getting overwhelmed and excited.
Adam: Well, I appreciate your concern, but I'm fine, all right? Now if you'll excuse me, I have to change clothes for the dinner.
Tad: Why don't I go find some wine in the fridge?
Liza: Why don't I try and make you forget about a silly drink, huh?
Tad: You think so?
Liza: I'll do my best.
Tad: Hmm. Really?
Liza: Oh, shh. Hold that.
Tad: A good start.
Woman: In my dreams of thee you wake up to find that I'm the one you need
Liza: Oh. Don't -- don't even think about laughing right now.
Woman: In my dreams of thee
Woman: You wake up to find --
Liza: Wow. Wow.
Tad: No, I can't -- no, I'm sorry. Really, I'm so sorry. It's just it's so human, you know? It is. It's funny.
Liza: Congratulations. You just laughed your way out of this little rendezvous.
Ryan: Greenlee? How did we get on to her? I sort of thought you'd be full of exciting ideas about where we should go on our getaway.
Erica: First things first.
Ryan: Ok. Um, well, first, I am thinking about us and about the present and about the near future and not about the past. I'm thinking about you and me and not Greenlee.
David: You're wrong, Greenlee. You'll be fine without me. You've never really needed anyone before, and you don't now. If I know anything about you, Greenlee, I know that.
Greenlee: And I know you, David. There's a part of you that craves having people be dependent on you, indebted to you. That's what I'm telling you I am right now, so why do you keep pushing me away?
Colby: Hi, Daddy.
Colby: How are you feeling?
Adam: I'm fine. I'm fine. I'll be right back down.
Colby: Hi, Scott.
Colby: Annie, could I have a word alone with you? Um, this dinner tonight -- should I be concerned in any way?
Annie: No. Of course not.
Colby: Should you?
Annie: Don't be ridiculous. You know your father. He likes to keep people guessing. Not me. I don't like to play those games. [Coughs] Need water. [Coughing]
Marissa: So, what makes you think that this dinner is some big deal?
J.R.: I saw my father here earlier with his lawyer. Colby seems to think that he's trying to put a block on Annie making a run at his estate.
Marissa: Is that what you think, too?
J.R.: Well, I think it's looking pretty good, but you can never be too prepared. The only way to know for sure is to watch the action from a front-row seat.
Marissa: You know what? I'm a little worried. Adam never fails to upset you, and with your condition --
J.R.: I can handle it. With you, I can handle anything.
Erica: Look, I think about us, too, all the time, and I am not against our going away together. In fact. Just the opposite.
Ryan: Ok, good, because I've been talking to a friend of mine who's got a house in the Bahamas. Beautiful. Secluded, beautiful beaches --
Erica: No, no. Wait. I didn't finish. Look, Valentine's Day is a very significant day for you and Greenlee, and maybe you wanted to be gone by that day, and that's a coincidence, or maybe you wanted something else to focus on instead of the incredibly painful memory of her death.
Ryan: It's not an issue.
Erica: Ok. But if it is, I mean, that's ok, too. I get it. It's just that we need to talk about it.
Ryan: Why -- why are you asking about this?
Erica: Because earlier, when I brought it up, you couldn't get off the topic fast enough. And yes, you tried to cover it, but I know you pretty well by now.
Ryan: Maybe because, um, I was trying to get off the subject.
Ryan: Because I have been thinking about her.
David: You're forgetting something, Greenlee. I know how strong you are. The idea that someone like you needs someone like me -- come on. If that came out of my mouth, you would laugh in my face.
Greenlee: I'm not laughing.
David: You know, I think you've been out for so long that you've forgotten who I am. You're absolutely right. I do surround myself with people who need me, and I feed off them. I take from them. I ruin them if I can. And you don't belong in that category, Greenlee. You're too good for that. So you need to find your legs, and you need to run. Run away from me as far as you can and as fast as you can and don't look back. Otherwise I'm gonna drag you through the muck and mire like everyone else that comes near me. It's in my nature.
Liza: Look at that.
Tad: You're not doing this.
Liza: Wow. Look at that.
Tad: Look at who you're talking to. Come on.
Tad: I know you too well.
Liza: Really? Look at me. I'll show you how not well you know me.
Tad: No, the mood is what you make it.
Liza: Is that right?
Tad: Yes, it is.
Liza: Well, you made it --
Tad: A little romance, huh? A little seduction?
Tad: And a little laughter.
Tad: That's what makes it fun.
Liza: Yeah, fun, yes, not funny.
Tad: Oh, come on. Sweetheart, listen. Who do you -- I've known you too long.
Tad: This is -- no, forget it. You act like I'm laughing at you. I'm not. I was laughing at the situation.
Tad: And by the way, you have the greatest, sexiest laugh in the world -- deep, throaty, hmm? And I just -- I simply don't hear it enough.
Liza: I laugh plenty, but not when it doesn't fit in a certain situation over here --
Tad: When we're crawling all over each other like a bunch of crazed ferrets?
Liza: Yeah, pretty much.
Tad: I beg to differ. Mm-hmm. I really do. I can prove it. Ah, oui. You know, because one must not laugh right now, you know, because eet would flatten the soufflé, eh? Huh? If you chuckle, it would suck all the leetle tiny bubbles out of my pommes frites. Besides I can't wait to see you --
Liza: Ha ha ha!
Tad: It's true.
Liza: All right, you got me.
Tad: I got you. I got you.
Liza: You don't think that's you, don't you?
Liza: Come here. I'll show you.
Tad: I'm happy to lie down.
Liza: Ah! Ha ha ha!
Tad: Mmm. Now, I got to -- wait, wait. Don't rip it. All right, now.
[Knock on door]
Tad: Come here.
Liza: Um --
[Knocking on door]
Bailey: Hello. Is anyone home? Liza, if you're in there, it's me -- Bailey. I really need your help.
Liza: [Whispering] No, I've got it. I've got it. [Louder] Coming! One second. All right, are you good?
Tad: Yeah. No, no. Just --
Liza: Come on.
Tad: Just a second.
Liza: She's at the door.
Tad: Right. Fine, fine. Just go. Get it.
Liza: Hey, Bailey, what's wrong?
Bailey: Damon's off at work, and the police, they showed up next-door, and there are sirens. It's like a total crime scene. And Stuart just got so upset. Is there any way we could just stay here for a little while?
Liza: Oh. Of course, you can. Come on in. Come on in.
Bailey: Thank you. Oh, I'm not interrupting anything, am I?
Tad: No. No, no. Interrupting? What would make you think that?
J.R.: Are we too late for the blood-letting?
Scott: I got to tell you, I'm surprised to see you here. You didn't exactly buy Adam's hospital speech about making us one big, happy family again.
J.R.: You can hardly blame me.
Scott: So then why are you here?
J.R.: Whatever happens tonight, I didn't want to hear it secondhand.
Adam: J.R. J.R., thank you for making my guest list complete.
Adam: Oh, it's all right, Scott. I got it. Go on in. Barry, come in.
Barry: I hope this isn't too late for you.
Adam: No, no, no. It was just fine.
Barry: Now, we have a separate document for each individual name. You'll find them in here.
Adam: Each individual, yeah, and it's indicated on which one? Is everything in order?
Barry: Exactly to your specifications.
Adam: All right. Thank you. Good night. Ah, thank you all for coming.
Marissa: Oh, wow. Our pleasure.
Adam: Warm over here, isn't it?
Marissa: Yes, it is.
Adam: A little bit uncomfortable.
Barry: Yeah, thanks. Yeah, I'll be right there.
Annie: Hi. Barry, hi. I thought I heard your voice. Are you joining us for dinner?
Barry: No, no. It was my understanding this was a family gathering.
Annie: Well, don't go, actually. I've been -- I've been meaning to call you because I've been thinking about, um, estate planning.
Annie: Yeah. Do you think that would be a good idea?
Barry: I think Adam has the issue well in hand. Good night, Annie.
Adam: You know, I cannot tell you how it warms my heart to see you all here tonight. Ah, there you are. I thought we'd lost you. Well, I have to go do a little work in my study, so -- I hope you'll all play nicely while I'm gone.
J.R.: Gone? Gone for how long?
Adam: Oh, just a little while. Then we get to the good stuff.
Greenlee: You can't scare me off.
David: Greenlee, look. I like you. I always have, ever since Leo. That's why I'm pushing you away before it's too late.
Greenlee: But there's still so much you can do for me.
David: If you go back to Pine Valley with me by your side, that's a giant strike against you right off the bat, and you don't deserve that. So get used to it. I'm already gone.
Erica: Ok. Thank you. Good night.
Ryan: I, um -- I should have said something earlier. I'm sorry. I'm not -- I'm not terribly good at talking about feelings and stuff like that, and I didn't -- I didn't want to hurt you.
Erica: Because you're thinking of her on the anniversary of her death? Of course, you are. Greenlee has even been crossing my mind lately.
Ryan: Just so you know, I meant what I said, you know, that I'm thinking about the future -- our future, not -- not the past.
Erica: Thank you for sharing your feelings with me. Well, I was supposed to meet Opal downstairs about 10 minutes ago.
Ryan: Ok. So do you want to get together later, talk about our escape plans?
Erica: Maybe definitely. Certainly.
Ryan: We will find time together, just the two of us.
Erica: Bye. Hi. Sorry I'm late.
Opal: Oh, it's ok. Hey, I saw that big announcement about your new makeup line, supporting those Miranda centers all over the place. It's fantastic.
Erica: I am so excited about it.
Opal: Yeah, you should be. Great.
Erica: And I'm gonna be just over the top busy, you know, getting everything organized for the next few months on top of everything else.
Opal: Yeah. Well, it's good you got a partner then, huh?
Erica: Yes, yes. Ryan is going to be a big help.
Opal: Yeah. Well, just remember, all work and no play and all that. But of course, it's nice to know that when play time does come around, Ryan's right there at the ready, huh?
Erica: Opal, what is wrong with you? Why do you keep on going there? I mean, Ryan told me that you were fishing with him, too. You just will not give up the innuendo. Why?
Opal: I told you a million times why. I think it is a sin when your heart is so full of sweet, tender feelings that you keep it all bottled up like a can of Granny's preserves.
Madison: She was beautiful.
Ryan: Hey, what are you doing here? I thought everybody left for the night.
Madison: I was just working on a project in the file room. I saw you and Erica talking. I didn't want to interrupt.
Ryan: Yeah, we were just working out some logistics about something.
Madison: Can I see the picture?
Ryan: Yeah. Sure.
Madison: Wow. There really was something about her, wasn't there? I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Is this awkward for you? I heard that she was your fiancée.
Ryan: She was my wife and then my fiancée. No, it's not awkward. It's very complicated, but it's not awkward.
Madison: Ok, well, good. I'm starting to feel like this place is some sort of second home for me, so I'm actually really interested in the history of it.
Ryan: Well, there really wouldn't be any history if it wasn't for Greenlee. It's true. She and Kendall built all this.
Madison: What a shame she can't be here to watch it grow.
Ryan: Yeah, especially considering it started so small, you know? I mean, they -- they started this experimenting with lip gloss in the kitchen, she and Kendall.
Madison: Now all this.
Ryan: Yeah. This is her legacy.
Woman: Ok. Now try to raise your left leg one more time. Come on. More. More. Excellent!
Greenlee: What's next?
Woman: Well, you earned yourself a break.
Greenlee: No, no. I want to do something else, on my own this time.
Woman: You need a recovery period, too. You can sit.
Greenlee: All right. Ok. What are you looking for?
Woman: The TV remote.
Greenlee: I don't think there is one.
Woman: No prob.
Erica: I'm taking Fusion into an exciting brand-new arena, so come out in droves, ladies, and try our new line -- Miranda. It's non-profit, so just think about it. Every time you apply a lipstick or a blush, you'll be helping a fellow woman in need.
Gayle: What's going on? I thought Dr. Hayward made it clear he didn't want Greenlee distracted by TV.
Woman: I'm sorry. I was just trying to find --
Greenlee: David was right. I don't want any distractions. I need to stay focused. Please get that thing out of here.
Bailey: So the police were knocking on the neighbors' door and everything, and I don't even know if they were home. I mean, they're always so busy doing it and everything. The banging on the walls and the moaning and the groaning. I mean, you know what I'm talking about. It's awful.
Tad: I think so.
Liza: Oh, well, my phone. It's on vibrate. Huh. Look at that. Liza Colby. You're at the police station right now?
Bailey: Oh, is that my neighbors?
Liza: Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah, no, I think I can get down there. Sure. All right, I'll see you soon. No, no. That was this couple. They were -- they were at this comedy store, you know, and they were laughing it up, and, well, something just went wrong, so I'm gonna head on down to the police station.
Tad: Oh. Ok, fine. Terrific. Then I guess I'll just, what? Stay here with Bailey. Is that ok?
Bailey: Um, Tad.
Bailey: I'm pretty sure she wanted you to go with her. You guys have a plan at the comedy club or anything like that?
Tad: The comedy -- oh. Oh, oh, yeah. Uh, the comedy club. Well, um, I -- you got to forgive me because, in fact, I really -- I didn't want you to feel like you were intruding.
Tad: Are you gonna -- if I?
Bailey: Liza's the one doing me a favor. You guys just go do whatever you want to do.
Tad: Yeah. Well, from your lips to God's ears.
Liza: My God, what took you so long?
Tad: Ok, well, I'm a little slow, all right? My brain is engorged.
Liza: Yeah, ok, so where are we going?
Tad: I think I know the perfect place.
J.R.: So, Annie -- why are we here?
Annie: Adam will fill us in when he's ready.
J.R.: Could be a lot of things. What's your best guess?
Annie: Um, his will, I suppose. He did just have a near-death experience.
J.R.: So it was Barry that dropped off those papers, wasn't it? Yeah, so, it could be the will. Or maybe divorce papers.
Annie: That is ridiculous, and you know it. Stop goading me.
Scott: Ok, if we could all just act like Adam asked and try to get along.
J.R.: You know, maybe you're right, Annie. Maybe he did tweak his will, to cut you out.
Annie: Or maybe he's cutting you out, his sad, sorry excuse for a son.
J.R.: Let's not forget, Annie, that Adam holds all the cards, even the ones that are up his sleeve. He's a slick manipulative bastard, and you have no idea how he really feels.
Annie: Well, then the rotten apple apparently doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?
Scott: Guys, guys, guys, guys.
Annie: So I guess, really, maybe Marissa doesn't know how you really feel about her then.
Marissa: Actually, I know exactly how he feels.
J.R.: You know what, leave my wife out of it.
Annie: You brought her here.
Marissa: What, are you saying that I should leave?
Scott: No. No, she's not saying that.
J.R.: No, she doesn't know what she's saying. She's got so many personalities, she doesn't know which one is saying it.
Annie: Yeah? That's better than having no personality at all, Mr. Invisible Son.
Marissa: Maybe kindness is invisible to you.
Adam: [Clears throat] Ha ha! I don't know what you folks are drinking, but I'd rather have mine with water.
Annie: Oh, you know how it is when family gets together, Adam.
Adam: Indeed I do. This is the part where you say, "You're probably wondering why I asked you all here this evening." Well, here's the reason. Let's get started. Why the hurry?
Opal: Come on, fess up. I know something's going on with the two of you.
Erica: Opal, this insatiable lust for gossip --
Erica: Has got to end.
Opal: Gossip? Hey, may I remind you that you and me -- we are best gal pals? Now, even the great Erica Kane needs a friend that she can share stuff with once in a while.
Erica: You're right. Let me ask you something. Pretend you're me. I know it's a stretch, but just pretend. If you were involved with Ryan, if -- how would you play it?
Opal: I'd take out a full-page ad. I'd rent a billboard.
Erica: Come on. Really. Remember now, you're Erica Kane. You're living life in the spotlight. Everybody's watching you. They're dissecting every move you make, judging you, always passing judgment. And then there's Ryan with his precious little girl and his son with a disability, the death of his fiancée last year, the remarriage of his criminally insane ex-wife. And you put Erica Kane on top of all of that, it's the perfect tabloid story. And any private world that you thought you had, well, it would be fragile. And it would just disintegrate in this public circus. I mean, any rich and quiet spot you might have thought that you created for yourself, it would just dissolve under all that pressure. So, if I were involved with Ryan, I just might want to protect it. I just might want to protect that world at all costs, even if it meant not confiding in my best gal pal.
Opal: Well, you can consider it unconfided.
Adam: I've had a lot of time for reflection this past week. And I tried to think what it is I would like to leave behind me.
Annie: Ok, stop this talk. You are going to outlive all of us.
Adam: No, no. I have one chance here to put this whole thing to rest -- just one chance, and I don't want to miss it. And I don't want any of you to miss it either.
Scott: So is that a will you had drawn up?
Adam: It's a trust, a trust, actually. Actually, it starts right now. I've detailed which section belongs to each of you. And if you fulfill the requirements therein, well, you'll be handsomely rewarded. Hayley has already done more than I could possibly expect. Skye will be rewarded if she ever comes back. So now, why don't we start with Colby.
Colby: What do you mean start with me?
Adam: Just read your section.
Colby: Out loud?
Adam: Yes, family.
Colby: Um -- "my daughter Colby is to be provided a small yearly stipend until such time as she finds a suitable man and settles down."
Adam: Yeah, that stipend will be increased to a rather large, generous amount.
Colby: "The man she chooses must come from a good family, be in good standing with that family, and must be at the same economic and social level as our family."
J.R.: Are you trying to arrange a marriage for her?
Adam: No, no, not at all. I just want to help Colby avoid some of my early mistakes. I want her to marry for love. If she finds a man, I want to make sure that he's worthy of her. And if she follows my guidelines, she'll be handsomely rewarded.
Colby: It also says if I divorce, my stipend falls to bare minimum.
Adam: I know you were scarred by my divorce. I don't want that to happen to you. The legacy I chose for all of you is tailored to your benefit. I wrote those provisions because I love all of you.
Liza: I can't believe that this was your romantic idea.
Tad: Well, you got any better ideas?
Liza: Very romantic.
Tad: Oh, come on.
Tad: We were teenagers. We know how to do this, right?
Liza: Ha ha!
Tad: I vaguely remember.
Opal: Tad! You home? Oh! Hey! I wasn't sure if you were out or what.
Tad: Yeah. Oh, yeah. You know, I was out, actually. We were -- it was weird, weird. I started at this comedy club, you know. It was this bizarre thing with the audience participation.
Tad: And these two clowns called the cops.
Opal: Who'd they arrest?
Tad: Couple of sex maniacs.
Tad: Boy, did they have it coming.
Opal: I'm supposed to pretend I didn't hear that, right?
Tad: It would help.
Opal: Hear what? Nighty-night.
Tad: Night, now. Oh, well played.
Liza: Come on.
Tad: I can trust you with state secrets, I can see that.
Liza: Oh, ho ho!
Tad: Come on.
Liza: Oh, my goodness. Ok. If we don't get down to that man cave now --
Tad: Well, it's too late to turn back.
Scott: "To my dear Scott, you've been in limbo since your father's death. Now it's time to be the man you've always aspired to be, a man of principle. You've said a company must put ethics above profit, so be it. You have one year from this day to make our family company profitable, ethical, and above-board in all ways. Transparent books, no exploitation. Practice what you preach, and the inheritance will be yours. And -- and you must do this with your cousin J.R. by your side, should he choose to work for the company again."
Adam: There's no time like now for something like this. You boys are young and strong and healthy. Make it a partnership.
J.R.: Excuse me. What happened to the power of greed, hmm?
Adam: Greed makes us wealthy beyond comparison. It also makes us ridiculously unhappy. Now, do it again. Just go back and do it again. Just do it right this time, and the riches will be doubly sweet. If you fail, you're not getting anything.
J.R.: Well, I guess that means I'm next.
Michelle: Great workout. I will see you in the morning. 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Greenlee: See you then.
Gayle: I owe you an apology. I overreacted before when I saw the TV on.
Greenlee: No, you were right. She put it on before I knew what was happening. It wasn't good for me.
Gayle: I could see that on your face.
Greenlee: I had this image of what I'm going back to in Pine Valley. It's fixed in my mind and it's keeping me focused. And that vision is just as important to my recovery as physical therapy. I can't let anything interfere with that.
Madison: Hope you didn't mind dwelling on the past a little bit for my benefit.
Ryan: No, no, not at all. In fact, I think it's kind of cool that you're interested.
Madison: Well, thanks. I really did like hearing about the history of this place.
Ryan: Well, hey, it's getting a little bit late. You know, maybe you should get going. I really respect the dedication, but you're not gonna do much good if you're exhausted.
Madison: Ok. You heading out, too?
Ryan: Yes, soon. You go ahead. I gotta grab a couple things first.
[Ryan stares at a picture of Greenlee, then places it in a binder, and closes it with finality]
Liza: Ha! [Giggling]
Tad: What is it?
Liza: I'm sorry.
Tad: Look, look, ok. I'm gonna correct what I said. There's a time for funny, and there's a time for fun.
Liza: Mm-hmm. And this is so not funny. Mm-mmm, no, no. [Giggling]
Liza: I'm sorry.
Tad: It's obvious I've --
Liza: I don't know. I just --
Tad: I've clearly created a monster.
Liza: Yeah, oh. Mmm.
Tad: Stop it.
Tad: Stop. Liza. Do me favor.
Tad: Just move. No, no, move your knee.
Liza: Hee hee hee!
Tad: Move your knee.
Liza: Uhh --
Ryan: Look, I know that I said that we would find time to be together, but what are we waiting for? I mean, I don't want to wait. Do you?
Erica: I think you'll all see when I show you the incredible things I've done with my company, and my company alone, why I was meant to be standing before you today.
Erica: Greenlee. What are you doing here?
Greenlee: I've been around a few weeks now, figured it was time to get back to work.
Erica: Well, that's wonderful news. Take your time, get settled.
Greenlee: I'm ready to dive in, actually, take charge.
Erica: Well, as you can see, I'm in charge here now.
Greenlee: Ha! Were. Not that I don't appreciate all you've done for me here, but your services are no longer required.
Erica: Excuse me?
Greenlee: Well, I'm sure there's some society do that will simply fall apart because you're not there. So you may go. Oh, Erica? While you're at it, will you go find Ryan for me, please? Yes, Ryan. Ryan. Ryan. Ryan. Yes, Ryan.
[David walks in and hears Greenlee calling for Ryan]
J.R.: Well, this is more about Little Adam than it is about me.
Adam: Well, you're the one that has to make it work. Hmm? Hey, we want him to know his family.
J.R.: Yeah, but there are certain parts of this family that I have to protect him against.
Adam: What are you gonna tell him when he wants to know why you're keeping him away from his grandfather, when all you know is the same mistrust that's kept us apart for most of our lives?
J.R.: Who's fault is that?
Adam: No, I don't want to talk fault. I'm gonna talk about a happy, successful father-son relationship as demonstrated between us. But the only way that's gonna happen is if you move in here with us.
Marissa: You want us to move in with you?
J.R.: Effective immediately, otherwise I and Little A are written out of the will.
Adam: Oh --
J.R.: Well, I'm glad that you're starting this fresh relationship thing the right way.
Annie: Adam, I don't see anything about me in here.
Adam: Oh, well, you see, I was afraid somebody might get hold of it and read ahead to the really good part.
Annie: Oh, my God.
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