All My Children Transcript Tuesday 5/18/10
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Damon: I really don't have time. I have a ton to do before Bailey gets here.
Colby: Please? It'll just take two minutes. Please. I just really want to show you something. Please? Ok.
[Colby giggles as she knocks on Tad's door]
Tad: [With high-pitched voice] Just in time. Come on in. I need your lungs.
Opal: Hey, what do you think?
Colby: So, what do you think? We decided to give Stuart a special welcome.
Tad: [Normal voice] And by "special welcome," we mean all the fattening food and -- ahem -- useless decorations any kid could want.
[Colby and Opal laugh]
Colby: So what do you think?
Damon: It's awesome. Thanks.
Tad: You're welcome.
Scott: Morning. Hi. What are you doing here? If J.R. sees you, it'll be World War III.
Annie: Ok, ok. You have been so generous. Moving in here so I could stay at the gatehouse. So I want to do something special for you.
Scott: Don't worry about it. You --
Annie: No, I insist. You've taken care of my needs. Now I want to take care of yours.
J.R.: Good morning. How do you feel?
J.R.: Oh, trust me, you'll live. And this'll help.
Marissa: Oh -- what is that?
J.R.: It's only the greatest hangover remedy of all time.
Marissa: It's revolting.
J.R.: Yeah, but it works.
Marissa: Yeah, you're just trying to finish me off.
J.R.: I would never do anything to hurt you again.
Erica: And send that right up, please. Thank you. Oh, and a bagel. Can't come to New York without having a bagel, right? Thanks.
[Car horns beep in distance]
[Greenlee gasps when David touches her face as she sleeps]
David: No, it's all right. It's ok. It's your husband, that's all.
Greenlee: What time is it?
David: It's all right. Here, here.
Greenlee: Oh, my God, I can't believe I fell asleep.
David: All right, let me help you here.
Greenlee: Give it back.
David: Wow. Damage control against Erica, huh?
Greenlee: She won't just lose Fusion. When I'm done with her, Erica will be so humiliated, she won't show her face in public again.
David: So you're going to shame Erica Kane into obscurity? [Claps his hands] Tell me more.
Greenlee: Oh, no. Oh, no, no, no. This is my deal. I don't want anyone pointing a finger at you.
David: Oh, come on. I'll be fine. Greenlee, you have to know, if the shoe were on the other foot, Erica would use every resource to gain the upper hand.
Greenlee: That's true.
David: Right. Well, I'm a huge resource, so come on, use me.
David: Let me help you take Erica down. I mean, heaven knows, she deserve what she did to you, right? I can't help you, if you don't tell me your plan.
Greenlee: I called my father's office yesterday, and his assistant said that he was going to New York to meet up with Erica.
Greenlee: So I went to Fusion late last night, and I got the accounting books for her Miranda line.
David: That's the cosmetics line, non-profit, right? To benefit the Miranda Center?
Greenlee: Yeah, supposedly. I'm going to make it look like Erica's been dipping into the till, acting like she's all about helping the needy, when she's really all about skimming cash to line her Gucci pocketbook.
David: I'm impressed.
Greenlee: I mean, she's already done time for insider trading. It's not much of a leap. The problem is, I can't figure out how to finesse these numbers.
David: Well, I've done my share of creative accounting. Let me take a look at them. [Turns pages] This, my darling, is what they call a slam dunk.
[Knock on door]
Erica: What are you doing here?
Jack: I come bearing the olive branch of peace. After our confrontation yesterday, I did some serious thinking.
Jack: You -- me, us. All the years we've known each other -- how we have come so close so many times to making this work, and each and every time, the very same thing gets between us.
Erica: Our children.
Jack: That's right. I don't want to fight anymore. I don't want to fight with you, I don't want to fight with Greenlee. I love and care about both of you, and I want you both in my life. It seems to me what I need to do is compartmentalize. In other words, sometimes Greenlee will be my focus. Other times, you will be my total and utter focus.
Erica: And now is -- my time?
Jack: Our time, I'm hoping.
Erica: I'm so sorry. I'm really so sorry that I took those contracts off your desk. I mean, I saw them just sitting there and -- I don't know -- Jack, the competitor took over in me. I guess that just says how much I want to -- win Fusion.
Jack: Apology accepted. With a condition. Unless we're talking about something nuclear, I don't want to hear the word "Fusion" again.
Erica: Oh, deal.
Jack: Done. Now, it's a beautiful day. What would you say to me taking you for a carriage ride in Central Park?
Erica: Oh, I'd say I love it.
Erica: But later. Because first, I do have some very important business that I have to take care of for that company whose name I dare not -- don't want to speak.
Jack: [Laughs] And what business would that be?
Erica: Oh, you'll see. Just as soon as you help me take off these clothes.
Annie: It is seriously the least I can do to say thank you.
Annie: Now, I haven't had to cook in a while, so I'm a little bit rusty, but I promise, it's edible, ok? Go ahead, dig in.
Scott: I'm not hungry, and you have to go.
Annie: And you have to eat. No offense, but you look terrible.
Scott: Thanks. Thanks. Yeah, I was pulling an all-nighter at Chandler.
Annie: See? If you keep up at this pace you are going to wear yourself out. Come on.
Annie: Sit and eat. Oh, I forgot. I have to show you something.
Scott: Now what?
Annie: I found this in the pantry, of all places, Scotty. Hey. Scotty.
Annie: Is this your stuff?
Scott: My dad called me that when I was a kid.
Annie: Well, I don't -- I just figured it might be important. Or I thought maybe you'd want to take this stuff and move it into a new box. What? What is it?
Scott: The secret weapon.
Marissa: Oh, my God. Ooh. No, I don't need this sludge. I'm fine. Hmm.
J.R.: Yeah, I'd stay horizontal for a while -- at least till the room stops spinning.
Marissa: Oh, this isn't supposed to be happening. I left you. I left this house, and now I'm back in our bed.
J.R.: It's ok. You're sick.
Marissa: No, J.R. You cheating on me with Annie makes none of this ok. I shouldn't be anywhere near you.
J.R.: I shouldn't have been anywhere near a glass of 160 proof. That's why you're here. Because you found me with a drink in front of me. I'm sorry you're hurting because of it. I'm just glad that you didn't walk away.
Opal: All righty, here you go. I got to go finish decorating that cake.
Krystal: Ooh, yes.
Opal: It's almost ready.
Krystal: Oh, I got to go get Marissa.
Colby: Hey, uh -- since she slept at the mansion last night in J.R.'s room, are they --
Krystal: No. No, they're not back together. Marissa just had a little bit too much to drink, and J.R. had her stay at your place, because she couldn't make it back here on her own. I'll see you in a little bit, ok? Mwah.
Tad: So, you got any big plans while Stuey's in town? You know, do some shopping, do some shows, hit the clubs?
Damon: [Chuckles] I just want to hang with him.
Tad: Come to think of it, in honor of Stuey's arrival, I did some digging around the basement last night, and I've come up with a few things I think he might need. This may come in handy. It's got -- it's got mega resolution in there. You can plug it into your -- ah, hell, I don't know -- it works. I put in a new memory card in there.
Tad: Oh, yeah. And I have something else that comes with instructions. Every day while he's here, Stuey has to wear this so I know he grows up rooting for one team. [Holds up a little Phillies T-shirt]
Damon: You know, I'm from Ohio, ok? It's the Reds or the Indians, that's it.
Tad: No. Every time Stuart's here, he has to wear this so he knows he grows up rooting for one team. I'm glad for you. I'm glad that you get to spend some time with your son.
Damon: I'm going to give Bailey a shout -- make sure she's on the road.
Colby: Damon may not show it, but this all means a lot to him.
Damon: Bailey's not answering her phone.
Colby: Well, makes sense. She's driving.
Damon: No, I told her I'd call her. She said she'd answer from the hands-free. Why isn't she picking up?
Annie: That's the secret weapon?
Scott: Yeah. After my mom died, you know, I could have gone to a really dark place, but I didn't, because my dad had become my dad.
Annie: Mm-hmm. Stuart adopted you?
Scott: Yeah. You see, my mom -- she knew how sick she was. And she knew that -- she knew I'd grow up without her, so she wanted me to be prepared. So she told me that she loved me, and that Stuart would always be there to take care of me, and to always be a good boy.
Scott: And those words -- they just chipped away at me. "Good boy" --
Annie: Well, that doesn't sound so bad.
Scott: It was. See, I didn't want to disappoint Mom. And I was under this constant pressure. But I was just a kid. You know, I couldn't be good all the time. You know, sometimes, I would sneak a candy bar before dinner, or I said I'd finish my homework when I actually hadn't. And the more bad things that I did, the more guilty that I felt. Until one day, I just couldn't take it anymore. I just -- I lost it, and I started bawling like a baby. I told my dad I couldn't do it, that I couldn't be good all the time.
Annie: And what did Stuart say?
Scott: He said that nobody could be good all the time. Not even him. And then he told me this story about -- hmm -- how, when my mother used to make brownies, and she would catch him sticking his finger in the batter, and then she would laugh and, you know -- she -- she said that she didn't expect perfection from anybody. That she knew that I would be tempted, that she knew that I would do things that I wasn't supposed to do, and it didn't make me bad. It just made me human.
Annie: So why the hat?
Scott: The hat my dad got for me. And he -- he said that I should put it on whenever I had those bad feelings. That --
Scott: It was my "secret weapon" against the guilty feelings. See that right there?
Scott: [Chuckles] And the funny thing is, it actually worked. It actually made me feel better.
Annie: So? Put it on.
Scott: I can't. It doesn't fit anymore.
Marissa: So we've already established that I feel like hell. How are you?
J.R.: Last night, while you were passed out, I talked to Dr. Jones.
Marissa: I heard. Looks like you're in full remission. That's fantastic, J.R., for you and A.J.
J.R.: I was so scared. I thought that was it -- no more second chances. And I hope it's not too late for us.
[Fast footsteps approach]
[J.R. chuckles as A.J. jumps on the bed and hugs Marissa]
A.J.: Don't ever leave us again, please?
Damon: All right, Bailey, I'm seriously worried now. Just please give me a call as soon as you get this.
Tad: Hey, come on, try to relax, ok? I know they're fine.
Damon: No, you don't know that.
Damon: Damn it. I thought it was Bailey.
Liza: Yeah, well, I -- I have some bad news. She's not coming. She's -- she's not bringing Stuart here to Pine Valley.
David: All right. Now, we're going to have to be very subtle here. We're going to have to show that a portion of the money brought in by the Miranda line, which was supposed to be used for charitable work, was actually diverted to fund one of Erica's for profit projects.
Greenlee: Fusion "Glam."
David: Excellent -- yes, exactly. Right? People bought Miranda thinking they were helping the less fortunate, but the books will show that the money was used by Erica to launch a new project. That is called "theft," making her a Class-A felon.
Greenlee: Hmm. And that makes you a genius. What?
David: You came down real hard on me for going after Ryan. You said that you would end our marriage if I did anything like that again. But for whatever reason, you're ok with me helping you ruin Erica.
Greenlee: Your plan was a secret. You did it behind my back, because you didn't trust my commitment to this marriage. This is completely different. I'm working with you, not against you.
David: Ok, so, it's all right to be devious as long as we're being devious together?
Greenlee: [Chuckles] You trust me now?
David: More than anyone I've ever known. All right.
Jack: Wow. Wow. Let me just go on record and -- I was telling you that I don't consider this business. I could sit here and watch you try on dresses for your gala all day.
Erica: Well, these are not just any dresses. I mean, these are by the most brilliant designers in New York. So? What do you think?
Erica: You said that about every single dress I've tried on.
Jack: Yes. Well, you see, the sad truth is, you could put on a potato sack and still take my breath away. Honestly, you look gorgeous in each and every one of them.
Erica: All right, then.
Erica: Then this is it?
Jack: All right.
Erica: This is the dress. You're sure? You're sure you like it?
Jack: I really, really like it.
Erica: All right, then.
Erica: Ok, then my -- my gala business is done, and we can move on to our -- our personal business.
Jack: Monkey business.
Erica: You just need to give me a moment, ok? I just need to make a call about getting the perfect pair of shoes for this perfect dress.
Jack: You go.
Jack: I'm going to watch you, though.
Greenlee: You're the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jack: Well, that's nice to hear. What did I do?
Greenlee: For getting Erica out of town like I asked so I can do what I need to do.
Jack: No, no, no, no. This -- this trip was Erica's idea. I had nothing to do with it. How the hell did you even know we were here?
Greenlee: Your assistant Charlene told me.
Jack: I'm hanging up now.
Greenlee: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Don't say anything to Erica. She can't know I'm working on something.
Jack: Now listen to me, because I'm not going to say this again. I don't know what you're up to, but I don't want to be any part of it. Understand?
Erica: Who was that?
Jack: Jean Jacques, my Paris client. He is haut maintenance.
Erica: Hmm. Why are you lying to me?
Annie: I was never very close to Stuart. But I do know that he was a remarkable man.
Scott: [Sighs] "Remarkable" doesn't even come close. Annie, he was hands-down the best person that I have ever known. Hmm. Giving, compassionate, selfless.
Annie: Just like you.
Scott: No, don't say that. I am nothing like my father.
J.R.: I told you that stuff would work. Still, I'm going to have Lucretia whip you up some toast.
A.J.: And cookies.
J.R.: And cookies.
[Knock on door]
J.R.: All right. I'll be back.
Krystal: Hey, handsome! Mmm.
Marissa: Hey, A.J., you want to go help your daddy with those cookies? Maybe you can bring one back for Nana.
Krystal: Get me a cookie. Cookie, cookie, cookie. [Sighs] I was so worried about you. I came by to take you home and J.R. said he didn't want to wake you. He said you got drunk to protect him.
Marissa: Oh, God -- ever since I woke up with my head pounding and my stomach inside out, I've been asking myself why. Why did I help J.R. after what he did to me? Oh, but I think I know why.
Krystal: Whatever it is, you can tell me.
Marissa: I drank because I didn't want to feel anything. You know, especially not what I was feeling for J.R. I just wanted to drown it. You know, to make it disappear. But I still feel it. I can't stop loving J.R.
Annie: Well, look at that. We're all still one, big, happy family.
Jack: Why would I lie to you?
Erica: That's what I just asked you. I can tell when you're not being straight with me. I can see it on your face right now.
Jack: Well, you're right. Actually, that was not Jean Jacques on the phone.
Erica: Who was it?
Jack: It was the front desk. I called down to ask them to hold all the calls to this room because -- I don't want any interruptions.
David: You're smiling.
Greenlee: I'm dreaming, actually, of the day that I finally beat Erica. And when that happens, we're going to celebrate. I mean, huge, because then, I'll have it all. I'll have everything I've ever wanted.
Greenlee: And you.
Liza: She only got five minutes away from her house, and then she realized that she just couldn't do it. She couldn't leave her son.
Tad: So that's it? It's off? The trip to Europe? Everything?
Liza: Yeah. She's going to stay in Ohio with Stuart.
Tad: Damon, don't you do it. All right? Just let me get on the phone and see what I can do.
Damon: No, just -- stay out of this.
Liza: Honey, I'm just the messenger here.
Colby: No. No, you -- you scared Bailey into not coming.
Liza: Why would I do that?
Colby: Why? Why, why, why? We all know why. You want Damon gone. Jail, Ohio -- it doesn't matter as long as he's far away from me! But slamming him with Stuart, Mom -- that -- that is just cruel. I -- no, I can't do this.
Liza: Colby, I would never do that. I --
[Door slams shut]
Liza: I did not call Bailey on that decision. Look, if you don't believe me, you --
Tad: No, no, I do. I do believe you.
Liza: So why doesn't Colby? All I'm doing is trying to protect her.
Tad: She doesn't need protection.
Tad: Damon's a good kid.
Liza: Yeah, well, of course, you're going to say that. You're biased. You're his father. Aside from the fact you're exactly like him. Or you were at his age.
Tad: Ergo, Damon is going to hurt Colby the same way I hurt you?
Liza: What, can you blame me?
Tad: No. I can't.
Scott: I'm sorry, but you have to understand I am nothing like my father, and I never will be. And as hard as I try to be one of the good guys, I'm not so sure that I am.
Annie: After everything you have been through this past year? You could have changed in so many ways. You could have become angry or bitter. You haven't. You are still the same kind, gentle man that you have always been. And Stuart is up there smiling at the way you've -- you've stepped up, Scott, for this family and for Chandler. He's admiring your strength and your loyalty.
Scott: No, no. Annie, I haven't done a damn thing for this family. Look around you. It is still a train wreck. And as for Chandler -- I don't think I have what it takes.
Annie: Of course, you do.
Scott: No, no, there's this constant pressure. This -- just like when I was a kid. You know, these two sides battling it out over these decisions that I have to make. Every day, I have to choose between what is ethical and what is profitable. And if I choose what is ethical, then the company loses out on money, power, prestige. And if I choose the bottom line, then I lose my soul.
Krystal: No matter how badly someone hurts you, it is possible to go on loving them.
Marissa: So what am I supposed to do now?
Krystal: [Sighs] I think you just have to ask yourself if -- you love him enough to forgive him. Or at least try. You have done it before.
Marissa: I came here yesterday to see A.J. J.R. was supposed to be at his 3-month checkup. And when he said that he wasn't going --
Marissa: No, he went. I mean, he's ok. I mean, he's more than ok.
Marissa: Looks like he's in full remission. But when I thought that he was just giving up, I got so scared, terrified that I might lose him -- even though I had already.
Krystal: No, no. You have not lost him. He loves you so much, he would do anything to get you back. And I have a feeling that you're willing to give him another chance.
J.R.: Hi. Guess I'll just put this down somewhere.
Marissa: No, just wait. Um, would you mind if J.R. and I just talked alone?
Krystal: Oh, no, no, no. Not at all. Marissa, call me if you need anything, ok?
Krystal: All right.
Marissa: I want to try to forgive you.
J.R.: You won't regret this.
Marissa: I said I would try to forgive you. No guarantees.
J.R.: However you want to work this out, I'm on board.
Marissa: Well, I'll move back into the mansion for A.J., but I want a separate bedroom.
Marissa: And you need to do some serious work, J.R. Convince me that I'm not a complete idiot for sticking around. Prove that this marriage is worth it. That you're worth it.
J.R.: I swear. I'll do whatever it takes.
Marissa: A lilac?
A.J.: You bet.
Marissa: Oh. And a chocolate chip cookie?
A.J.: No nuts. Now will you stay?
Marissa: Yes. But as much as I like these presents, they're not why I'm staying. I'm staying because I love you. I love you so much. Come here.
Annie: Running a big corporation is hard. I don't doubt that, but I know you, Scott. And I know you would never get to the point where you would sell your soul.
Scott: Don't listen to me. All right? Blowing things out of proportion because I am exhausted. This -- this was the first decent breakfast I have had in weeks.
Annie: Hmm. Well, it won't be your last. I should probably escape through the terrace before anybody seems me. You get some rest.
Scott: Hey, Annie -- thanks for the food. And for listening.
Annie: It -- it was just a friendly kiss. Get some rest.
Colby: Sorry for taking the long way up. I just -- well, I figured you wouldn't want to see anyone right now.
Damon: Why does this always happen? Everyone who's supposed to be there for me just blows me off, ditches me. Is it my disorder, or does everyone just hate me?
Colby: It's not you, it's them. It's Bailey, it's her parents. And come on, Damon, not everyone ditches you! Tad is here, and I am here.
Damon: I don't want to be your obligation.
Colby: No, you're not my obligation. You're my friend, you're -- you're someone I can talk to. You understand all of my crazy family drama because you're going through it, too.
Damon: Well, you do have a crazy family.
Colby: Hmm. Well, since my dad left, every -- everything is falling apart. J.R. and Marissa broke up and Scott told Annie she could stay. I hate it here. And I can't go be with my mom because you saw my mom -- she just wants to control everything about my life. The only time I can breathe is -- is when I'm with you.
Damon: Same here.
Colby: My mom -- she -- she bought that for me -- this -- when I was, like, 6 years old. And she used to take me shopping all the time. I mean, all the time. And we'd pass these stores that have the "Safe Haven" signs in front of it. And she said, "Whenever you get lost, just go in one of those." You're my safe haven now.
Tad: Are you ok? Liza, I'm sorry. About about the way we just -- well, about the way it happened. You know, the last thing in the world I ever wanted to do was hurt you. Please tell me you know that.
Liza: Well -- look, come on, we had fun. We had a lot of fun.
Liza: [Chuckles] Remember that time that we got -- we got caught in the man cave by Jake? Found the evidence.
Tad: Lace evidence.
Liza: Yes, and me. Oh, that was a shocker.
Liza: Or what about the time that you played that practical joke on me in the police station, pretending to get arrested for flashing?
Tad: I told -- how many times do I have to tell you? I don't want to tell you the story again, ok? That wasn't flashing, it was supposed to be jaywalking. It's not my fault that the cop had a dirty mind.
Liza: You know, for a second there, I really did think that you did it. Oh, man, those were some crazy times. [Sighs] I miss 'em. Yeah, I miss you.
Tad: I miss you, too. Liza -- I care so much about you. I always have. And I'm always, always going to, but I told you, I -- my life is so insane right now.
Tad: I mean, take a look around. I can't -- I can't possibly take on anything else right now. I'm sorry.
Liza: I -- not -- I'm not good enough for you?
Tad: You know that's not true.
Liza: Then what is it?
Krystal: Hi. Um -- I'm going to go check on the girls, so --
Liza: Got my answer.
Liza: Don't. Just don't. Ok? Don't say anything, Martin. [Sniffles]
[Colby and Damon kiss]
Colby: Make love to me.
Greenlee: We did it. Erica's books are cooked and so is she.
David: The Miranda line just became Erica's personal piggy bank.
Greenlee: That's it. Oh! I won. Fusion is all mine.
David: All right, let's not pop that champagne cork just yet.
Greenlee: What are you talking about? We have everything we need to nail her.
David: Yes, yes, but we have to be smart about this. We can't let it happen overnight. If we confront Erica with these numbers, she's going to know right away it was us.
Greenlee: I can't hold off, David. There's no time. This needs to happen now.
David: Yeah, it will. It will, ok, but we have to work it so someone else -- an outside party exposes Erica.
Greenlee: You're right. But who?
David: Don't worry about it. I'll make it happen, ok?
Greenlee: Are you sure?
Greenlee: I owe you. Big. I owe you everything.
David: I'm your husband. Your partner for life. You will never owe me, Greenlee, ever.
Scott: George, hi. Scott Chandler. Yes, I received the documents last night. Thank you. I know that you are preparing for a trial right now. And I appreciate the turnover. However, I just have one question.
J.R.: Well, Polly's making up your room, right next to A.J.'s.
J.R.: Hey, buddy, why don't you take Marissa's presents upstairs for me?
Marissa: Ok. Well, um, I guess I should go over to Tad and Krystal's and get my stuff. Can I borrow one of your cars?
J.R.: You feel up to driving?
Marissa: I can take care of myself.
Marissa: What the hell are you doing here?
Annie: Well, Scott was nice enough to let me stay at the gatehouse. What about you? I didn't think you'd ever step foot in this place again. Oh. Do not tell me you're giving J.R. another chance.
J.R.: Hey, Marissa, thought you'd like some -- get out. Or I'll call the police.
Annie: Relax. I just came to get the rest of my stuff. [Sighs] Well, look at that. We're all still one, big, happy family.
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