All My Children Transcript Thursday 8/19/10
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[Door closes as David leaves the Yacht Club with Greenlee following him]
Frankie: Yeah, but it's just I've never missed a payment before, and you slap me with a fine like this. It's Dr. Hubbard. Yes, doctors pay their bills, but my hours have been cut back and -- why am I telling you this? Yes, I understand. Thank you for your time.
Frankie: Hey. What brings you down here?
Natalia: Oh, my yearly physical -- least favorite job requirement, I might add.
Frankie: Yeah, at least you have a job.
Natalia: Well, it doesn't mean I have to like getting poked and prodded and having blood drained out of my body. So, um, how behind are you?
Frankie: Behind on what?
Natalia: Your credit card payment.
Frankie: It's fine. I'll pay it off.
Natalia: Let me guess -- Hayward cut back hours again.
Frankie: By almost half.
Natalia: Oh, that guy is so cold. He has made life a living hell for, like, everyone I care about.
Frankie: Hey, I'll get through it.
Natalia: I wish the same could be said for your mother. Thanks to him, she may never see again.
Frankie: Hayward's responsible?
Jesse: Wow. That's attractive. Problem solved. Damn, Jesse. Angela.
Madison: Are you ok?
Ryan: Who -- where am I?
Madison: It's your penthouse. You don't recognize it?
Ryan: No, I -- I don't.
Madison: Oh, that's not good.
Ryan: Oh, there it is.
Ryan: My sofa. I guess this is my place after all. I didn't recognize it with all this stuff all over the place.
Madison: I just wanted you to be comfortable post-hospital. If it's too much, I'll get rid of it.
Ryan: No, no, no. I love that you did this for me. I love it.
Madison: Well, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Ryan: Oh, yeah?
David: I'm transferring more funds into your account later this morning. It'll show up after I make the deposit. You do what I'm paying you to do. You stay hidden, and you don't tell anyone what caused Erica's plane crash.
Ryan: You definitely want me to stay put, don't you?
Madison: And entertained. Though I don't expect you to stay down for very long. I know Greenlee's still dealing with David.
Ryan: Hey, I realize that it's really hard to understand, and truthfully, I don't really fully understand it myself, but I have to do this. Ok? I have to get Greenlee out from underneath Hayward's blackmail.
Madison: I understand. But could you please wait just a few days to play superhero, just till we're sure you're not actually gonna relapse?
Ryan: I'll do my best.
Ryan: But first, you need to do something for me.
Madison: Name it.
Ryan: You need to tell me what the hell this thing is.
Jesse: Oh! Ok. Baby, you shouldn't be -- what are you doing sneaking up on a man like that?
Angie: I wasn't sneaking up. I was watching my wonderful husband clean as only he can. [Chuckles]
Jesse: How you feeling today?
Angie: I can see, if that's what you're asking. My stomach's another story. Uh, this morning sickness is definitely not lovelier the second time around.
Jesse: Crackers and ginger ale.
Angie: You know what? This is all I need to make me feel better right now. Isn't he or she just the cutest little thing?
Jesse: Yep. Gonna be. I mean, come on -- look at the mother. By the way, I have decided you are not going in to work today, all right, and I'm not listening to any arguments about this.
Angie: You won't get any.
Jesse: You have been pushing yourself way too hard -- and what did you just say?
Angie: I already called in sick, and Jake's covering for me. But you know what? I would like to go out and get a frame for this sonogram.
Jesse: The whole point of calling in sick is to stay home and rest.
Angie: Yeah, well, I'll probably crash for sure at some point because I was up half the night trying to think of a name for this little he or she. How do you feel about Jesse Jr.?
Jesse: Hmm. Jesse --
Angie: You know, I kind of like the idea that I would call Jesse and both of my guys would come running.
Jesse: Maybe a little too soon for names. How about some tea?
Angie: Sounds perfect.
Frankie: How in the hell is Hayward responsible for Mom's infection?
Natalia: A couple of months ago, she had me track down this young boy, a patient she treated.
Frankie: That was the kid she got the infection from?
Natalia: I did some research, and I spoke to the nurse that was there that day. Your mother went into the room without gloves because Hayward cut off an order. He thought too much money was being spent.
Frankie: So the gloves weren't there when she needed them.
Natalia: No, they weren't, which was a direct result of his budget slashing.
Frankie: Damn it! I should find that son of a bitch and take his eyes out, see how he likes it.
Natalia: Easy, Frankie.
Frankie: Right. Easy.
Natalia: Yeah. We'll concentrate on nailing Hayward, and your mother needs to concentrate on her condition.
Frankie: That's what she's doing.
Natalia: I don't know about that one.
Frankie: What is that supposed to mean?
Natalia: Going off the medication that's helping her see? Do you really think that it's fair to make that sacrifice?
Frankie: I don't think there's anything fair about this. She's doing what she has to do to protect the baby.
Natalia: It is killing Dad to watch her make this choice and not be able to do anything about it.
Frankie: Of course, it is. You think I want to watch my mother go blind? But it's her decision.
Natalia: And we're all just supposed to accept that, no questions asked?
Frankie: I guess we all haven't.
Natalia: I know that your mother thinks that she can just handle this the way she does everything else. But this is going to be hard, Frankie, on her, on Dad. I just think that she might be too proud to know that this is too much.
Frankie: What do you want me to say?
Natalia: Dad can't get through to her. Maybe as a son and a doctor, you can.
Frankie: Are you asking me to tell my mother to get an abortion?
Jesse: Hey, ho-ho-ho. Whoa, step away from the workbag.
Angie: Just because I agreed not to go into the office doesn't mean I don't have work to do.
Jesse: Baby, work can wait a day.
Angie: No, it can't. Listen, Jesse, I've got to prime the pump for Jake to take over as chief of staff. Now, that means setting up private meetings for each board member before David finds out about my pregnancy and this infection. Look, if I don't jump on this right now, he's gonna pick my successor, and there is no way that I can let that happen.
Jesse: That is exactly what's gonna happen if you keep pushing yourself and you end up in the hospital.
Angie: Damn it, Jesse, I know what I'm doing! I'm sorry.
Jesse: No, I'm sorry. I know how worried you are about the hospital, and I just hate that you got to worry about everything else on top of that.
Angie: I promise to take it easy, ok?
[Knock on door]
Jesse: Good morning, sunshine.
Krystal: Morning, morning, morning.
Angie: Hey, you.
Krystal: You don't look sick.
Angie: Thank you, I think.
Krystal: I called the hospital to see if you wanted to go get some lunch, and they said you were out sick. So I thought I'd stop by and see if I could do anything for you.
Jesse: Hey, listen, I got a few errands to run. While I'm out, could you stay here with Angela?
Angie: Jesse, I don't need a babysitter.
Krystal: Well, but I want to stay. I mean, we're due a catch-up session anyway, right?
Jesse: See? She wants to stay. Thanks.
Angie: So come in. Sit.
Krystal: So what's with Jesse? Why is he so afraid of leaving you here by yourself?
Angie: Well, he's feeling a little bit overprotective because of my condition.
Krystal: Your condition?
Krystal: What, are you -- are you pregnant?
Krystal: Oh, that is fantastic! Ohh, I bet you and Jesse are just over the moon!
Angie: We are. We are.
David: All you have to do is keep your mouth shut and the money will keep coming. Are we clear? Good. Greenlee?
David: Are you following me?
Greenlee: Actually, yes, I did follow you. It wasn't easy catching up.
David: So you just got here?
Greenlee: Yes. And I'd like to sit down for a minute, if you don't mind. As you can see, my voice is going in and out again.
David: That's fine. And while you're at it, why don't you tell me why you were following me.
Greenlee: I woke up as you were leaving, and I didn't get to give you a message.
David: What message?
Greenlee: From last night. I was asleep when you got in. One of the hospital board members, Blye, called. He said he wants to set up a time to talk to us about some urgent hospital business concerning Angie.
David: Angie? What about her?
Greenlee: I asked. He wouldn't tell me more than that over the phone.
David: All right. Well, then let's go talk to Blye.
Greenlee: I can't.
David: Why not?
Greenlee: David, I'm in my sweats. I haven't even showered yet.
David: You look fine to me.
Greenlee: Husbands have to say that. Go. I'll catch up with you later.
David: You sure?
Greenlee: David, you handle that board better than I do anyway.
David: All right. Ok.
Madison: What's not to get? A blanket with sleeves!
Ryan: Yes, it is. That's what it is. Why do I need it?
Madison: Phone calls, sporting events -- I don't know. The people in the commercial look very happy.
Ryan: I bet they do. My only question is how I survived life before this blanket with sleeves came into it. No, it's great. Everything is awesome. I need to try this on because I'm not -- you know what I mean? I'm not feeling it yet. I need to experience this. So -- ok. Ok, all right, I'm starting to get -- I'm starting to kind of really feel it. Ho-ho-ho! Wow. Right? Am I right?
Madison: It's great. It's great, except that you have it on backwards.
Ryan: So instead of mocking me, how about you come over here, and you help me put this on properly, please?
Madison: All right.
Ryan: Either that, or you just got to come in with me a little bit. Get all cozy with me.
Madison: You are supposed to be taking it easy.
Ryan: That is taking it easy. It's just a little kiss.
Madison: I think, you know, once we start -- I think we should wait till you're all better before we -- I'm gonna go to the hospital to pick up that prescription that wasn't ready when you were released. Ok? And don't you try to escape. You hear me?
Ryan: I won't. I won't. Just -- see? There. Now, nice and easy. Gentle.
Natalia: Hey, I never meant that I wanted you to pressure your mother into ending her pregnancy. I just -- I hate seeing her ok with losing her sight because of it.
Frankie: Who said she's ok with it?
Natalia: I think there can be a point where you can be too selfless, too much of a ma -- never mind.
Frankie: A what? A martyr? That's what you were gonna say. You think my mom's being a martyr, and Dad's gonna suffer because of it?
Natalia: Maybe I do. I don't know. Maybe there is a point where it can cross over to being selfish.
Jesse: Hey, hey, hey. She is not selfish. Do not call her selfish, ok?
Natalia: I'm sorry.
Jesse: Listen, I'm not mad at what you said. Believe me, Angela's decision to stop taking this medication is not that easy for me either. But she has made her decision, and she's at peace with it.
Natalia: Are you?
Jesse: No. Not yet. Which is why I don't need the two of you fighting over it, ok?
Frankie: Well, we were just --
Jesse: Hey, I know. I know there are issues, tons of issues. But your mother and I, we've got this. We got it handled. What I need from the two of you, the one thing I need from the two of you, is just to be there for her every step of the way. You got that?
Frankie: Yes. We can do that.
Natalia: Of course.
Jesse: Look, there is no right or wrong here. Angela -- she loves this baby with every fiber of her soul. I just need you to help her do that.
Natalia: You got it.
Frankie: So what are you doing here, Dad? Everything ok?
Jesse: Yeah, everything's fine. Your mother's fine. I just thought I'd use the medical library. We're gonna figure out a way to make this work, all of us, together. Ok?
Krystal: So how long do you have before your eyesight --
Angie: I don't know. It comes and goes, and it is going to start happening more frequently, longer periods of time. And then one day I will just wake up, and that will be that.
Krystal: Angie, I don't even know what to say.
Angie: I know. I'm just glad that you know.
Krystal: Ohh. And Jesse -- I mean, how's he taking it?
Angie: He's obviously having a hard time with it. And last night things sort of came to a head, and he admitted that he's scared. I wanted to tell him -- what I couldn't bring myself to tell him is that I'm scared, too. I have, uh, been telling everyone that I could handle all of this -- the pregnancy, the possibility of permanent blindness. When, um, I can't see, I just ride it out. And so far, my sight always comes back. But when I start imagining that it doesn't, that I won't be able to see for the rest of my life --
Krystal: No, listen. You just take a deep breath, ok? That a girl.
Angie: I'm sorry.
Krystal: No. Are you kidding? Sorry for what? You are going through a mountain of blessings and curses all at the same time. You just need to --
Angie: Take it one day at a time?
Krystal: I think a day may be too long. I think you just need to take it hour by hour for now.
Angie: I can do that.
Krystal: I think you are the most courageous woman that I know. This is beyond superwoman. But this is not a time for you to be strong for everybody else, Angie. You do so much for everybody, it's time you let someone do the same for you, so I'm gonna say it one more time. Is there anything I can do for you? Come on. What do you want? You want a spa day? Do you want a mani/pedi? You want a shopping spree?
Angie: Well, you know what? Now that I think about it, actually, I do need some help choosing a new wardrobe.
Krystal: Well, good. Retail therapy -- that does the trick for me every time.
Angie: All right, but listen. No maternity styles, ok, because I need something to try to hide the fact that I'm pregnant.
Krystal: No, I'm on it. I'll go shopping. I'll bring everything back for your approval.
Angie: You sure you don't mind?
Krystal: I don't mind. Are you kidding me? Shopping is my favorite sport.
Angie: Ok. Well, you know what? I will make sure that my makeup is done and my hair is all done, and I'll be ready and waiting for you.
Krystal: Ok. All right. I just don't want to leave before Jesse comes back, all right?
Angie: I'm fine.
Krystal: I don't want to.
Angie: Trust me, ok? I really am fine.
Krystal: All right.
Angie: Thank you. Thank you for everything. Love you.
Krystal: I love you. Ok, I'll be back for the big fashion show.
Angie: Ha ha ha!
Ryan: Greenlee, what are you -- what are you doing? David could see you here?
Greenlee: I know. I know. I'm glad you're well enough to come home.
Ryan: Yeah. Me, too. What's going on?
Greenlee: I think I have something on David.
Ryan: You do? What?
Greenlee: I followed him to the park, and he used this phone to call his friend, the mechanic who sabotaged Erica's plane.
Ryan: That's amazing.
Greenlee: Not really. When I tried to turn it on to get the guy's number, it didn't work.
Ryan: Let me take a look at it. He must've done something to it before he threw it out. There's got to be some way to get the information off of here. Let me just take a look.
Greenlee: Wow. You've changed some things around here.
Ryan: Not really. It's just you probably just remember it differently.
Greenlee: No, I remember. It's just weird, I guess, being in a place that used to be your home, and now it's not.
Frankie: Does Ryan even know how lucky of a guy he is to have you?
Madison: Well, I'm feeling pretty lucky myself now that he's ok.
Frankie: Well, just remember you can't take care of him if you don't take care of yourself.
Madison: You read that in a fortune cookie?
Frankie: No -- force of habit. So did he like the homecoming, the marching band, the cheerleaders?
Madison: He loved everything.
Frankie: He better.
Madison: I'm gonna have a lot of board games to donate to the hospital once he's fully recovered.
Frankie: Board games? Well, try not to kill the man now that he's at home. There's only so much excitement a man can take.
Madison: All right. Ha ha! What about you? How was your mom's sonogram?
Frankie: Sonogram shows a strong heartbeat. Everything is on track.
Madison: Oh, I'm so glad, for her and for you. I mean, I know how worried you were. And don't forget what I said, ok? If you need to talk about her or anything else, you just let me know, ok?
Frankie: Well, I wouldn't want to interrupt one of those board games.
Madison: All right. Thank you for getting me this prescription so fast.
Frankie: No problem.
Natalia: What's up with Madison?
Frankie: Nothing. She just came by to pick up a prescription for Ryan.
Natalia: I'm not talking about Ryan. I meant, what's up with Madison -- and you?
Jesse's voice: Yo, Franklin Grant Hubbard, you and your mother are the most important people in my life. Come on, come on. You know that, right? You believe me? Come on, I know you believe your dad, right? Huh?
[Knock on door]
Angie: Krystal? Just give me a minute, ok? When you said that shopping was your favorite sport, you were not kidding.
David: You think you're so clever, don't you?
Angie: David, this is not a good time.
David: You think I don't know what's been going on?
Angie: Going on?
David: Yeah. Arnold Blye called me, told me that you've been asking for a private audience with the board members, trying to get them to turn against me and side with you. You know something? The least you can do if you're gonna go behind my back is turn around and look me in the eyes!
Angie: David, I told you this is not a good time.
David: You look like hell.
Angie: I am asking you to leave.
David: What's wrong with you?
Jesse: You are what's wrong with her.
Jesse: What the hell are you doing here?
David: I came here to see your wife, but clearly I've caught her off guard. She won't even look at me. Are you gonna explain yourself or not?
Jesse: This is not your hospital. This is my home. And you get the hell out of here before I throw you out.
David: Since when does Jesse speak for you?
Frankie: You are way off base. There's nothing going on with me and Madison. We're just friends.
Natalia: Right. You kiss all your male friends like that?
Frankie: First off, that kiss -- which was on the cheek -- was a thank-you for me putting a rush on Ryan's meds. Ryan's her boyfriend.
Natalia: I know Ryan's her boyfriend. I'm not saying --
Frankie: What are you saying?
Natalia: I'm saying that you're a married man, and you got your own stuff to worry about, Frankie.
Frankie: We're just friends. I help her out, she helps me out.
Natalia: With what? Why can't Ryan help her out? Is Ryan the problem?
Frankie: It's none of your business.
Natalia: If she gets hurt, you better not be the one she comes running to.
Ryan: I think we're in business.
Greenlee: You have something?
Ryan: Yeah, I do. Now we just got to check the last number that was called.
Greenlee: That's got to be the mechanic's number.
Ryan: That's it.
Greenlee: What do we do now that we have it?
Ryan: Well, I'm just gonna give him a call and pretend that I'm David, set up a meeting.
Greenlee: Do you think you can sound like David enough to be convincing?
Ryan: Excuse me. I used to do this for a living.
Greenlee: Imitations? I know, but it's been a while since your con artist days.
Ryan: Ok. Fine. I will call from the terrace. Maybe the street noise will cover up the fact that I'm a little out of practice.
Greenlee: Hey, Madison.
Madison: You come to welcome Ryan home?
Greenlee: Yeah. And he's helping me with something.
Madison: Of course, he is.
Greenlee: Excuse me?
Madison: What are you doing, Greenlee? He's been out of the hospital for a couple of hours.
Greenlee: I know that.
Madison: Look, I know that your life is a mess right now. I get that, and I do hope that you can get away from David. I know what it's like to be under the thumb of a man --
Greenlee: I'm not under anyone's thumb.
Madison: If you really cared about Ryan, you would back off and let him heal. Unless you want him to get worse. Maybe you don't really care.
Greenlee: Of course, I do. You have no idea how much I care.
Frankie: You can't believe a man and a woman can be friends, can you? You think something was going with Dad and Jenny when they went off to New York and lived together for all that time? You've heard the story.
Natalia: That was different.
Frankie: Oh. So he can be friends with a woman, and I can't?
Natalia: Uh-uh -- fine. You know what? If that's your friend, that's your friend. I'm not gonna argue with you.
Frankie: Speaking of friends, how's Brot?
Natalia: Oh! What's that supposed to mean?
Frankie: Nothing. I know the man just recently had an eye surgery, and as his friend, I thought you would know how he'd be doing.
Frankie: It's clear the guy likes you.
Natalia: Oh, whatever.
Frankie: Oh. So who's in denial now?
Natalia: Oh, you -- I'll admit -- ok. There was a time where I thought something could happen between us, but nothing ever does.
Frankie: Maybe he's scared.
Natalia: Of me?
Frankie: Well, when it's real, you get scared. Brot's had a whole lot of hurt in his life.
Natalia: Are you gonna listen to your sister or what?
Frankie: Hey, don't you worry about me, because I love my wife, and I'm not gonna do anything to mess up what we have.
Greenlee: I didn't ask Ryan to get involved. I tried really hard to keep him out of it.
Madison: Well, try harder.
Ryan: Madison. I need to do this, ok? I need to help Greenlee.
Madison: I know, ok, and I know that you're always gonna throw yourself into this kind of thing, but you just got out of the hospital. I'm worried about you.
Ryan: I'm gonna be fine.
Greenlee: I appreciate how worried you are about Ryan.
Madison: Don't forget to take one right away, and never on an empty stomach.
Ryan: Hold on a second. You're leaving right now?
Madison: Well, you look busy. So I'm gonna be at the office, if you need me.
Ryan: Madison, can you --
[Door opens and closes]
Greenlee: Sorry. I didn't mean for that to happen.
Ryan: No, I know you didn't. It's gonna be fine. It's gonna be fine. We just got to get through this, get through this, get you away from Hayward, and Madison and I will be fine.
Greenlee: Did it work, the phone call?
Ryan: Yep. I got in touch with the mechanic, and we agreed to meet.
Greenlee: So he thought that you were David?
Ryan: Yes, he thought I was David. I'm gonna meet him at the Washington Hotel in Delaware in a couple days.
Greenlee: No, you're not.
Greenlee: I can't let you do it.
David: To be honest, I expected much better from you, Angela.
Jesse: You know what? I am about two seconds away from drop-kicking your ass down that elevator shaft.
Angie: Jesse, please.
David: Let me tell you something. When I first came on, I resisted the temptation to make you step down, mostly because I promised Greenlee I wouldn't, and I also didn't want to shake up the staff right away.
Jesse: Mighty big of you.
David: But after what you've done, ok, going behind my back with the board, that is grounds for dismissal. One screw-up, one mistake on your part, and I'm gonna oust your ass for good.
Jesse: [Physically pushes David out the door] You get out of here. Get out! Here you go, baby. [Hands Angie a cup]
Angie: This one's lasting a little longer than usual.
Jesse: Oh, man, I shouldn't have left you alone.
Angie: No, I should've made sure I knew who was at the door before I opened it. And more careless than that was calling Arnold Blye first. I mean, that man has always had a problem with women in my position.
Jesse: Hey, can we forget about Blye, Hayward -- the whole hospital thing for now?
Angie: No, Jesse. Jesse, this is important. Look, I need them to back Jake as my replacement before David gets rid of me on his own, and before I lose my sight completely. And please, please don't tell me that I can't do this.
Jesse: Hey, I know you can do this. Hell, I'll even help you set up the meetings, baby.
Angie: That would help me a lot. So you, um, said that you had some errands to do. Did you finish them all?
Jesse: Yeah. As a matter of fact, I even took care of a little somethin'-somethin' for you. Here.
Angie: Uh, yeah. You know, I think I need to start using some of my other senses. I know this is a box, and it's square.
Jesse: Very good.
Angie: And I would say it's a frame. It's a frame, the one that I asked for for the sonogram. You are just the best husband in the world.
Frankie: This seat taken? All right, let's spill some beans, huh?
Madison: About what?
Frankie: Well, last time I saw you, you couldn't stop smiling. Now you look like somebody stole your favorite handbag. You know, it happened to Randi, and she was beyond bummed about it, man. She -- you want to talk about it? It's better than talking to yourself over cold pizza.
Madison: I want to hate her.
Madison: Greenlee. I also want to hate that Ryan insists on being her hero, but I can't. She really is in trouble, and he can't help but run to her rescue. It's what he does. I just -- I wish he didn't have to do it for her.
Frankie: Come here.
Ryan: Is this about what Madison said? She's just a little overprotective right now. I mean, you know, look at all this. She wants me to stay put and she wants me to get better because she cares, but I know me, Greenlee. I know that I can do this. I can get the mechanic to change camps. Once I do, you can divorce Hayward, and then we can both watch him get carted away to the state pen.
Greenlee: I just don't want to disrupt your personal life, especially where Madison is concerned.
Ryan: One has nothing to do with the other.
Greenlee: Doesn't it?
Ryan: I need to stop Hayward. He has wrecked too many lives, and I will stop it.
Greenlee: All right. I'll let you take the meeting.
Ryan: You won't be sorry.
Greenlee: You know, if this works, you're giving me my life back.
Ryan: Over a year ago on our wedding day, I lost you. Hayward saved your life, and it should've been me.
Greenlee: Ryan --
Ryan: This time it will be.
Greenlee: Thank you, Ryan. Thank you. [Big hug] I should go.
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