All My Children Transcript Tuesday 12/7/10
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Kendall: I want your chest to stop moving. I want your heart to stop beating. And I want you in hell where you belong so this whole thing can be over with.
[As the respirator forces air into David's lungs, Kendall pulls the curtain closed, picks up a pillow, and approaches him]
Ryan: I missed you.
Greenlee: I was only gone one day.
Ryan: It was too long. It was too long.
Greenlee: I know. All that time we weren't together, and now--
Ryan: I don't want to miss another day. I'm serious. I don't. We fought for this. We deserve this. We're not gonna let it go again.
Madison: Hey, guys.
Frankie: How's the patient?
Randi: You look great.
Madison: Thank you. I feel great, which is why I don't understand why I'm still in the hospital. Hint, hint.
Frankie: You took a bullet, Madison.
Madison: Oh, yeah, that.
Frankie: Yeah, that.
Madison: Wrong place, wrong time. Story of my life.
Jake: Let's go away.
Amanda: Right now?
Jake: No. Get a vacation during the holidays. I've taken all this time off at the hospital. I'm thinking let's go see my parents. They'd love that, you know? Teach Trevor how to swim in the ocean.
Amanda: Yeah, it sounds really nice.
Jake: Your enthusiasm is killing me.
Amanda: No, it's-- I really do want to go, Jake. It sounds really great, it's just that--
Jake: I'm not saying that we have to stay with my parents. A little bit, and then we'll go to Disney World. We'll have a great time. Five stars, babe.
Amanda: It's not where we're going. It's when. I, uh-- I volunteered to do a lot of charity work at the Miranda Center this month.
Jake: Oh. Well, every single day?
Amanda: Well, we haven't set the schedule yet, but it is gonna be pretty regular.
Amanda: Oh. Hi, Griffin.
Griffin: I'm just getting some takeout.
Jake: Why don't you take it on out then?
Griffin: I hear you're gonna be joining us at the Miranda Center? That's great. We can use all the help we can get.
Amanda: I will be there.
Jake: Why didn't you tell me that part of the information with the other part?
Amanda: What do you mean?
Jake: You're working at the Miranda Center with him? It was his idea, wasn't it?
[Respirator forcing air]
Kendall: This is all your fault. Zach would be alive, and my children would have their father.
Frankie: I hope this was a wakeup call.
Madison: I'm awake.
Randi: Frankie's just upset that this happened to you.
Madison: I know, me too. It wasn't my idea to get shot.
Frankie: No, but it figures why I would be involved when you did.
Madison: It was an accident.
Frankie: He may not have pulled the trigger, but somehow he's always around when you get hurt. You think that's a coincidence?
Frankie: I don't.
Madison: Frankie, I appreciate your concern. I really do, but this wasn't Ryan's fault.
Frankie: I'm not just talking about the bullet wound.
Madison: Oh. I get it. Greenlee.
Randi: I don't think she needs this right now, honey.
Madison: No, it's ok. I fell in love with a guy who's in love with someone else. It happens. It hurt like hell. I'm not gonna deny that. But Ryan did the best he could under lousy circumstances.
Frankie: If you say so.
Madison: Most guys would have just lost my number and moved on. Ryan didn't. He still worries about me. He's a good guy, Frankie.
Frankie: You can make all the excuses you want for him, but you deserve way better.
Amanda: Why would you immediately assume that my volunteering at the Miranda Center was Griffin's idea?
Jake: So you're saying it wasn't?
Amanda: He did bring it up, but--
Jake: Oh, well, there you go. You see?
Amanda: No. I don't see why you're waiting for him to expose some deep, dark conspiracy.
Jake: I'm not waiting for him to do anything. You're the one that didn't mention his name.
Amanda: What do you think his plans are for me? To lure me into a bed at a center for troubled women and children?
Jake: Did I say that?
Amanda: Well, then, what then?
Jake: Let's just drop it.
Amanda: No. Come on, Jake. What is it?
Jake: I said drop it.
Amanda: Come on, seriously, Jake. What is your problem?
Jake: Oh, you don't get it, do you? It's not bad. It's just that when you walk into a room, guys' heads spin off their body like "The Exorcist," ok? If it wasn't for the ring on your finger, they'd be clobbering each other just to open the door for you. And some of them don't even care about the ring.
Amanda: Because Griffin took Cara away from you when she had your ring on her finger.
Jake: Look, I'm sorry. Would you trust a person like that? I just don't trust him.
Amanda: I hope that you trust me.
Jake: I do trust you. I do. You're right. I'm sorry. It's me. It's what I get. Thanks, God. I married the most beautiful girl in the world. That's what I get.
Amanda: That's better.
Greenlee: Nothing. It's just --
Greenlee: I try not to think about it, and sometimes I can go for a whole hour, but then I close my eyes and all I can see is Kendall looking out over the water where Zach's plane went down.
Ryan: I'm glad you were there with her.
Greenlee: Yeah. I don't think it helped much.
Ryan: I bet it did.
Greenlee: Yeah, well, I thought so, too. Then we came home, and she could barely look at me.
Ryan: You gotta give her time, you know. You can't just give up on her. She's grieving. She's in shock, really.
Greenlee: My mess started this whole thing. My stupid mistake -- marrying David -- cost a good man to die and broke my best friend's heart. How do I fix that?
Ryan: You can't fix it, Greenlee, but blaming yourself isn't the answer, either.
Greenlee: It'll do until something better comes along.
Greenlee: You weren't there, Ryan. You didn't see her face when she was saying good-bye to the love of her life. That's when I knew there was no going back from this. You said it yourself at Thanksgiving, every time she looks at us, she'll be reminded of how Zach died.
Ryan: But not forever. She's not lost. Not yet.
[Respirator forcing air]
Kendall: Zach. Zach. What am I gonna do? Zach?
Griffin: What the hell are you doing?
Kendall: No! Let me go!
Griffin: I don't think so.
Kendall: No! No, he killed him.
Kendall: No, he killed my husband. It's not fair. He killed my husband. It's not fair! It's not fair! No!
Bianca: Hey, guys.
Amanda: Hey, Bianca. How's Kendall?
Bianca: About the same. Her heart's broken.
Jake: Has there been any word about a memorial or --
Bianca: Kendall finally decided to have one, but we're still working out all the details.
Jake: All right.
Amanda: Seriously, please call us if you need anything.
Bianca: I will. Thank you.
Amanda: I still cannot believe that about Zach.
Jake: It's surreal.
Amanda: He always seemed so much larger than life, you know?
Jake: The guy was indomitable.
Amanda: What makes it so much harder for Kendall, I'm sure. I still can't believe he saved your life in Africa.
Jake: I know. It's like another lifetime.
Amanda: The life that you never talk about?
Jake: I do talk about it.
Amanda: Dates and places, maybe, but no, Jake, actually you don't talk about that life, not with me.
Jake: Because it doesn't belong in here. It's got nothing to do with us, babe. It was a lifetime ago. I don't -- it's like a blur. I don't remember it, even.
Amanda: Griffin was part of that blur, and that memory seems pretty fresh.
Jake: Are you trying to get me to say something? What do you want me to say?
Amanda: I want to know everything. I want to know about your life over there. What was it like? What was Cara like?
Ryan: Kendall will heal, ok? If she's not accepting our help right now, we just gotta be patient and be there for her when she's ready.
Greenlee: I know. But I wouldn't be me if I didn't expect it to instantly be the way I want it to be.
Ryan: Being you works pretty good.
Greenlee: Sometimes. I guess I have my moments.
Ryan: I don't want you to start thinking that Zach's death and us starting over are the same thing.
Greenlee: I'm trying.
Ryan: I know you are. I know what happened has happened. It would be unbelievable if we could go back and fix things and bring Zach back, but we can't, and we gotta accept that. We have each other to help do that. I think that's a hell of a lot.
Greenlee: How come you got all the patience?
Ryan: I'm gonna remind you that you asked me that next time I'm bouncing off the walls.
Greenlee: We make a pretty good team, right?
Ryan: The best.
Greenlee: I spoke to my dad, and he's getting the divorce from David moving as soon as possible.
Greenlee: You're right. Finding each other again is a real blessing. It's a gift. I'm never gonna take it for granted. I love you so much.
Ryan: I wish we could just stay like this forever.
Greenlee: Except we probably have to come up for air eventually.
Ryan: That's true. It's a good thing 'cause I promised Emma that I would take her to the hospital.
Greenlee: To see Madison?
Greenlee: I'll go with you. Technically, I'm still in charge of David's care, and the doctors want to consult with me --
Ryan: No, I don't want you going anywhere near him.
Greenlee: Ryan, he's in a coma.
Ryan: Ok, but if he wakes up or anything, just get out of there. Let the cops handle it.
Greenlee: I'll be careful. Relax. David can't do anything to us anymore.
Kendall: Let me go! Just leave me alone. Leave me alone.
Griffin: I want to believe I didn't just walk in on you about to smother Dr. Hayward.
Kendall: I don't want to talk about it.
Griffin: I think I understand. You're overwhelmed with grief. You blame David for your husband's death, but do you have any idea what would have happened if you went through with this? I'm not just talking about you. I'm talking about your kids. What about your mother? She could be facing a murder charge if David dies. Look at me. No matter what this man did, you cannot play God.
Kendall: My child's father is at the bottom of the ocean, because that man played God every day of his life.
Madison: Hey, you. What's wrong, Emma?
Emma: It is ok if I hug you?
Madison: Hug this side. There we go. A hug from you is the best medicine there is.
Emma: I brought you a book.
Madison: This is one of my favorites. You want to read it together?
Ryan: Come on. Ok. Gentle, gentle.
Madison: All right, perfect.
Ryan: So is she doing all right?
Frankie: You'll have to ask her attending physician. I'm here as a friend.
Frankie: I gotta check on a patient.
Ryan: Hey, Frankie. Can I talk to you a second?
Ryan: I know that you and Madison are very close, and I'm not your favorite person right now, ok? I hate that Madison got caught in the middle of all this. I hate -- she is an unbelievable person who never deserved to get hurt. I know that, and I know that I am the reason that she did get hurt.
Frankie: So why do you keep showing up?
Ryan: If I thought for a second that she would be better off if I didn't come anywhere near this place, then I would stay away. I'm here for my daughter. Emma and Madison are very close. Emma loves Madison. Madison loves her. Emma's been asking to come here ever since Madison got hurt. So you tell me, was I wrong in bringing my little girl to come and see her friend?
Emma: I miss you.
Madison: Oh, I miss you, too. You know that your daddy and Greenlee have known each other for a really long time, right? They were even going to get married, and then they couldn't.
Emma: I know. I love Greenlee, too.
Madison: I know, and that's good because your daddy loves Greenlee.
Emma: But didn't Daddy love you, also?
Randi: Why don't we read that book again?
Madison: No, it's ok. Sweetie, there are different kinds of love, you know? There's the kind of love that your daddy and I shared for just a little while, and then there's the forever kind, the kind that lasts.
Emma: Will I still get to see you?
Madison: Of course, honey. You and I are buds. Come here. You can see me anytime you want to, ok?
Jake: Cara and I met at a time that I was still trying to figure out who I was. I was running away from this place. I was running away from the pressure of being Joe Martin's son. I just was looking for an adventure, wanted to take some risks.
Amanda: And so did Cara.
Jake: Just a crazy time together with people that we met, the places we went, suffering that we saw. It was horrifying, yet it was thrilling. The whole thing was surreal. I don't really know if I could have survived any of that without her. There were times that the whole thing seemed pointless, all the pain and the suffering and the death that we experienced.
Amanda: But you got through it together?
Jake: With every single life we saved, my faith was renewed.
Amanda: You loved her.
Jake: I loved her.
Amanda: A lot?
Jake: She was my wife, you know? Was. When she left me, it killed me. It hurt me like hell, but it's a brand-new life now. I moved on. I'm good. There's no -- why I'm acting or acted that way is 'cause there's no room for any of that garbage in this life now, you know?
Amanda: I could understand that on a first date, but we are solid now, Jake, and I know how much you love me.
Jake: I do love you. I love you.
Bianca: Then life for us just completely changed. My brother-in-law was such an incredibly strong person. We all relied on him more than I think we even realized.
Ricky: This must be really hard on you, too, then.
Bianca: Yeah. It's hard. But I'm not the one anyone should be worrying about. My sister's the one who got her legs cut out from under her.
Ricky: Of course. She's the one who's been hit the hardest. But it sounds to me like you could use someone to take care of you, too.
Bianca: I have someone. A wife.
Ricky: You waiting for me to choke on my fries? You better buy me another plate.
Bianca: You never know how someone's gonna react sometimes.
Ricky: Yeah, well, I hope you know me well enough by now to at least hope for the best.
Bianca: I had a feeling.
Ricky: So, where's your wife? I'd love to meet her.
Bianca: In France. She's working on this amazing building complex. She's an architect.
Ricky: France? Long commute.
Bianca: We talk.
Ricky: Is that enough?
Bianca: Sometimes it has to be. I gave you the address, right?
Ricky: Yeah, I have it.
Bianca: If no one's there, just look for the key on the ledge. Let yourself in. It's way too cold to wait outside.
Ricky: The weather can't be that much colder than France this time of year.
[Cell phone rings]
Bianca: Hi. No. No, I just -- I miss you, Reese.
Griffin: I can't pretend I didn't just see what I just saw. I'm required to report this.
Kendall: I don't know how I got here. I walked out of my house. Next thing I knew, I was standing here with a pillow in my hands.
Griffin: Would you have gone through with this if I hadn't walked in?
Kendall: Please just let me walk away.
Griffin: Answer the question.
Kendall: I don't know, ok? I don't know.
Griffin: This is no way to handle grief.
Kendall: And what is the right way, Doctor? Please, tell me.
Griffin: Not by murdering someone.
Kendall: You mean your mentor?
Griffin: This has nothing to do with that.
Kendall: You ever lose someone you love, Dr. Castillo?
Griffin: I've lost patients. I've been around a lot of death.
Kendall: That's not what I'm asking. I'm talking about losing a piece of yourself, of your soul, of having your heart ripped out.
Griffin: No, I haven't.
Kendall: Then you don't get to lecture me about grief or loss.
Griffin: I walked in, and you're about to kill one of my patients. My job is to save lives and protect my patients, no matter who they are.
Greenlee: What's going on? Kendall? Is there something going on here that I should know about?
Griffin: Your friend just stopped in to see if there was any change in your husband's condition.
Kendall: I have to go.
Greenlee: No. Kendall, please stay with me.
Kendall: No, I need to go. I have to go be with my boys.
Greenlee: So, what is his condition?
Griffin: It's unchanged. Let me know if you have any questions. Mrs. Slater. We're not through here.
Kendall: Do you expect me to thank you for not turning me in?
Griffin: No. I expect you to start thinking about the rest of your life. Go home. Start healing.
Kendall: I'll leave him alone.
Griffin: I mean it. If I ever catch you near David's room again, I will call the cops. Are we clear?
Amanda: Makes a lot more sense now, the way you've been acting. I'm glad you told me.
Jake: The last thing I want to do in this world is bring all my garbage into our relationship. It doesn't belong there, so --
Amanda: Well, Griffin is gonna be around, maybe for a little while at least, so it's not gonna go away until you resolve it.
Jake: You're right. I know. I know.
Amanda: Do you still have feelings for her?
Jake: No. No. I have questions, that's it. Then I was thinking it's probably just a case of one guy being jealous over another guy, just macho stuff. The truth is, it doesn't matter anymore. The answers don't matter.
Amanda: You sure about that?
Jake: Yes, I'm sure. I'm positive. I'm sure. I've been carrying this garbage around way too long, making up answers in my head. And then Castillo shows up, and I get slapped in the face with reality, you know. And yes, when Cara left me, it broke me in two. It did, but so what? I moved on. It's good that she left me, because I never would have met you, the woman that I love, the woman that makes me so happy. You do believe that, don't you?
Amanda: I do, and I feel the same way about you.
Jake: So maybe you'll forgive me for acting like an idiot, like a jerk, for not talking about it and avoiding it. I understand that it's something that's been hanging between the two of us. And I'm sorry about that. I think the thing is, I've only started to understand it. It's something I'm making sense of in my head, even as we speak. Does that make any sense?
Ryan: Did you have a fun visit with Madison?
Emma: She's gonna visit us when she's out of the hospital.
Ryan: Ah, great.
Randi: Let's go.
Frankie: Thanks. Look, man, I just want what's best for Madison.
Ryan: So do I.
Frankie: Keep it short. She needs her rest.
Ryan: That's funny. I thought you weren't her attending physician.
Ryan: I hope Emma didn't tire you out too much.
Madison: It was great to see her. I think she's grown since the last time I saw her.
Ryan: Yeah. They have a tendency to do that. What is it? What's wrong?
Madison: You need to stop coming around.
Greenlee: I've been looking for you.
Griffin: Lucky me. What can I do?
Greenlee: You can tell me what Kendall was really doing in David's room.
Griffin: You and Mrs. Slater are --
Greenlee: Friends. Best friends.
Griffin: Your friend is in a real bad place right now.
Greenlee: I know that.
Griffin: You gotta keep an eye on her. I'm serious. Get her to a grief counselor. I can give you some referrals.
Greenlee: I would if she'd listen to me.
Griffin: Well, somebody needs to get through to her.
Greenlee: I'll speak to her family.
Greenlee: I'm still waiting to hear what happened in there.
Griffin: I told you. Your husband's condition is unchanged.
Greenlee: That's not what I'm asking -- but I'm guessing you're not going to tell me.
Kendall: Who are you?
Ricky: I'm Ricky Torres. I hope I didn't freak you out. Your sister asked if I'd wait here for you.
Kendall: Oh. Reverend Torres.
Reverend Torres: I know. Out of uniform and a little dusty. I've been helping put up a new school downtown, and we've been making a real mess with demolition.
Kendall: Is there a reason that you're here?
Reverend Torres: I'm very sorry for your loss.
Kendall: Thank you.
Reverend Torres: And Bianca thought you might be up for talking about a memorial service for your husband. Or we could just talk. I also play a mean game of poker.
Kendall: I don't think now would be a very good time.
Reverend Torres: Ok. I could come back.
Kendall: I think that would be best.
Reverend Torres: But I've also found that there really isn't a best time to deal with something like this. From what I hear, Zach was an interesting guy.
Kendall: He didn't let a lot of people in, but the ones he did --
Reverend Torres: I know that I got nothing to take away the pain. Grief's unique to each person. People heal in their own time.
Kendall: What if they don't? What if it's impossible for them to ever heal?
Reverend Torres: You've got two kids. They'll be needing you now more than ever.
Kendall: How can I help them when I can't think straight? I can't even think at all. I don't know who I am anymore, not with Zach gone.
Reverend Torres: I understand that's how you feel.
Kendall: Do you, Reverend? Because I don't understand any of this. I don't even recognize this person.
Reverend Torres: Ok, all right, ask yourself this. What would he expect?
Kendall: Yeah, right. God has all the answers.
Reverend Torres: I wasn't talking about God, although there's a lot to be found there if you're open to it. The "he" I was referring to is your husband. Just because Zach is gone doesn't mean he can't help you find your way.
Kendall: It's like with Zach gone, I have completely lost control of everything.
Reverend Torres: I understand that's how you feel, but --
Kendall: No, no. I almost did something today that is so bad and so crazy that if someone hadn't stopped me --
Reverend Torres: But they did. You let him stop you from doing --
Kendall: I can't even say it out loud.
Reverend Torres: Ok. You'll open up when you can. What matters is there was someone looking out for you. My advice to you is to let them.
Kendall: It sounds so simple when you say it.
Reverend Torres: I know this isn't gonna be easy.
Kendall: I just feel so empty, so lost without Zach.
Reverend Torres: Then keep him with you -- in here. Let everything that you loved about him live on through you. Ask your questions. You'll find he'll help you answer them.
Kendall: You know, sometimes I still call Zach's cell phone just so I can hear his voice on his message. Some nights, I call it over and over again, because I don't want to ever forget.
Reverend Torres: You've suffered a terrible tragedy, but you know what, you've also been lucky. You loved and you were loved back, and that never goes away. And in time, you'll find a way to tap into that love. You'll see how amazing it can be. Anyway, if you ever want to talk, you can usually reach me here. Or better yet, why don't you come down to the new school and pick up a hammer? I gotta tell you, knocking through plaster board can be really cathartic.
Kendall: Reverend Torres. Would you perform Zach's memorial service?
Reverend Torres: It would be my honor.
Madison: I appreciate you coming here, but seeing you and Emma, it's too hard for me. I love that little girl.
Ryan: I know you do, and she feels the same about you.
Madison: Look, the truth is I really love being around you, both of you, but it's too painful for me. Saying good-bye to her, it's like breaking up with you all over again. I just can't do that, ok?
Ryan: I totally understand, and I'm really -- I'm really sorry.
Madison: Yeah, me too. I wish I could do the whole "let's just be friends" thing, but I can't. So I think it's best for everyone if we just make a clean break.
Ryan: Well, I'm always gonna want what's best for you.
Madison: Tell Emma?
Ryan: Yeah, I'll explain it to her when the time's right or it comes up. Take care, ok?
Kendall: Oh, my God. Look at this one with Zach and Ian. Look how tiny he is.
Bianca: Mom's gonna bring some more over later, too.
Kendall: Thank you.
Bianca: For what?
Kendall: For pushing me, when I told you I didn't want to do a memorial service for Zach.
Bianca: I figured you'd come around eventually. So what did you think of Reverend Torres?
Kendall: Well, I tried to do my best Kendall Slater brush-off, but he wouldn't budge. I liked him. It was like he knew Zach somehow.
Bianca: Kendall, are you ok?
Kendall: No. I don't think I'm ever gonna be ok. But I'm going to try because I have to. Binx, I'm so glad you're here.
Woman on PA: Dr. Flores, dial 182, please.
Jake: So I don't know exactly what time I'll be home.
Amanda: It's ok. I'll wait up.
Jake: Have I told you lately that I'm a very lucky guy?
Amanda: You bet you are.
Woman on PA: Paging Dr. Battaglia. Call extension 198. Dr. Battaglia, extension 198.
Griffin: Cara, what I said about Jake -- bad idea. Leave it alone.
Cara: Why are you calling me about this now?
Griffin: Because I know you, and I want to make sure you don't enlist Jake for your next DWB project. He's happy. He has a woman he loves and a kid. This could only end up getting ugly for everyone. Cara, are you listening to me? Stay away from Jake Martin.
Greenlee: The divorce is underway. It's just a matter of time, then I can start my life and be free with Ryan. You look like hell, David. They're not taking very good care of you around here. Guess you didn't make a lot of friends. I'll talk to the nurses and tell them to step it up. One thing I'll give you -- you always made sure you looked like a million bucks.
Madison: Thank you. Hey. Well, I'm sprung. What? What is it? What's wrong?
Frankie: We ran an additional blood panel to make sure there was still no infection from the gunshot wound.
Madison: So? Was there?
Frankie: No, but --
Madison: But what?
Frankie. Tell me. Whatever it is, I can take it.
Frankie: You're pregnant.
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