All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/15/10
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Greenlee: Ok. I have to get to the hospital. Oh, my God. It's beautiful! You must've been up since the crack of dawn.
Ryan: It was worth it to see that smile on your face.
Greenlee: What are these?
Ryan: Those are surprises. You remember what we promised each other, like, forever ago.
Greenlee: A surprise a day?
Ryan: Yeah. Surprise.
Greenlee: So every single one of these?
Ryan: I want to make up for every single day that I missed. Get ready for number one.
Madison: Oh, I'm so, so sorry, Angie. Are you ok?
Angie: Madison, is that you?
Angie: Yeah, I'm fine, sweetie.
Madison: Are you sure? God, I'm such a klutz.
Angie: Yeah. It was my fault for moving so fast. Being pregnant can really throw off your balance.
Randi: If you keep this baby, you're gonna tell him, right?
Madison: I can't even -- I don't know.
Angie: Madison, are you still there?
Madison: Yeah. I guess.
Angie: Is something wrong?
Krystal: Wait a minute. You are really investigating your own brother?
Tad: Honey, I told you. I'm not investigating Jake. I'm simply investigating why his ex-wife decided to show up in Pine Valley out of the blue.
Krystal: I thought she was just passing through on her way back to Doctors Without Borders.
Tad: Maybe, maybe not. Jake's not sure she's on the up-and-up, so I just thought I'd do a little scratching.
Krystal: Mm-hmm. How does Jake feel about that?
Tad: Jake would rather focus on his family right now. So if I find something, I'll tell him, and if I don't, I'll let him enjoy the holiday with his kid.
Krystal: Amen to that. In fact, you ought to enjoy the holidays. How about a little eggnog, huh? I made a fresh batch.
Tad: Trying to get me drunk?
Krystal: You kidding? Remember what happened last time?
Tad: Why you think I'm asking?
Tad: You're right. I should go dig up my secret decoder ring.
Krystal: Happy sleuthing.
Tad: Yeah. Hey, hey, hey! Listen, you, you save me some eggnog, all right?
Tad: I know where you live.
A.J.: Are you gonna help us pick out our Christmas tree?
Krystal: Oh, you betcha. I just got to get my things together first. Ok? So why don't you just go watch some TV for a few minutes? All right! It is so great to see him happy.
Marissa: Yeah. Uh-huh.
Krystal: What's wrong?
Marissa: It is nice that J.R. organized this day for all of us. It's just all so weird.
Krystal: I wasn't gonna say anything, but yeah. Come on. You're going through a divorce and a custody battle. It's really not the best time to go out singing Christmas carols.
Marissa: J.R. says that we have to try for A.J., make sure that he has a good Christmas, and I want to be believe that's why he's doing it -- reaching out, making an effort with me -- but I'm afraid to trust him.
Krystal: You should be.
Annie: Why are you smiling?
J.R.: Do you like the tree?
Annie: It's cute.
J.R.: What do you think about this? I wanted to wait till Christmas, but I just couldn't.
Annie: What is it?
J.R.: Well, it's something that I've wanted to give you for a very long time.
Marissa: Yeah, I know. I was completely skeptical, too. But the more we discussed it -- I don't know. All these memories just came flooding back to me about last year -- shaving J.R.'s head, the chemo sessions, our wedding, then waiting to hear if he would live to see our first anniversary. We just went through so much.
Krystal: You were his rock.
Marissa: I think it's coming back to J.R., too. I saw a side of him I haven't seen in so long. I saw the man that I fell in love with.
Krystal: And you thought that love was gonna be forever. I know how hard it is to let that go, and I also know how tempting it can be when you think you can have it back.
Marissa: No, I'm not -- I don't want to get back with J.R. We're just trying to make a nice Christmas for our son.
Krystal: Just be careful. Ok? Protect yourself and protect that little boy of yours.
Marissa: You never have to worry about that.
Krystal: I just don't want you to get hurt. Ok?
Marissa: I won't. I have my eyes open and you in my corner.
J.R.: I wanted to wait, but then I thought, "What the heck?" It was time that we go big, celebrate everything that we have. Go ahead. Open them. The suspense is killing me.
Annie: Oh, J.R., they're beautiful.
J.R.: Try them on. Those are canary diamonds. They're flawless. They're beautiful, just like you. Don't you like them?
Annie: Yeah. Oh, my gosh, of course. They're beautiful.
J.R.: Then what's wrong?
Annie: Nothing's wrong. I don't usually wear jewelry this fancy.
J.R.: It's time you started. I have to go pick out this Christmas tree with Marissa and A.J., but I'll be back as soon as I can.
Annie: So you love me in these?
J.R.: You look great in anything. You look great in nothing. All right.
Annie: Ohh. "I love you in anything, Annie. I love you in nothing, Annie. I love you, Annie." Ohh!
Ryan: Yeah, that's a good one. Oh, that's a good one.
Greenlee: "I'll make you laugh every day."
Ryan: You see? Done. Surprise number one, done. Go ahead. Pick another one. Oh, you're going for that one, huh? Let's see. Mm-hmm.
Greenlee: You got me tickets to the circus?
Ryan: Yeah. You love the circus. Green butterfly -- come on. Trapeze lessons, everything.
Greenlee: You remember everything, don't you?
Ryan: How could I possibly forget your childhood dream?
Greenlee: What's the surprise? Kendall hates me.
Ryan: She doesn't hate you. She's your best friend.
Ryan: I'm gonna talk to her. That's my Christmas gift to you. That's my surprise. I'm gonna do everything I can to make things right. Ok? Hey, it can happen. It can. Just when you think you can't find your way back to someone, if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I'm gonna use us as inspiration. Ok?
Angie: Is everything all right with your gunshot wound? Madison, why aren't you answering me?
Madison: Um, I -- I'm just here to get my dressings changed, but I want to hear about you. How are you feeling? How's the baby?
Angie: The baby's great. The baby's great, and I have never been better -- or bigger.
Madison: You look great.
Angie: Well, it's getting pretty close. Only a few more months to go.
Madison: Jesse must be over the moon.
Angie: And headed for Mars. Yeah, he's really excited.
Madison: Has he always felt that way?
Angie: What do you mean?
Madison: I guess I was just curious how you felt when you first found out about the baby.
Angie: Surprised. Totally surprised.
Madison: But in a good way?
Angie: We were thrilled. I mean, we were scared, too, though. A new baby is a tremendous challenge, especially when you have two working parents with two demanding jobs, and not necessarily in the best age bracket -- and one of you is blind.
Madison: Yeah, that's a lot.
Angie: Yeah, it'll be a challenge, all right, but we'll rise to it. Because the harder it gets, we'll never forget that we're lucky. We've been blessed with this child, and that is the most extraordinary gift. Here. Give me your hand.
Angie: Give me your hand.
Madison: That was a kick.
Angie: Pretty cool, huh?
Madison: Hey, I got to run. My doctor's waiting for me. It was good to see you, Angie.
Angie: What's wrong with her?
J.R.: Oh, hey, Tad. I can't talk right now. I'm meeting Marissa and A.J.
J.R.: Yeah. We're gonna go pick out a Christmas tree. Of course, robots and rocket ships for A.J., and this for Marissa. She got me one like it last year. It was her way of surprising me for this trip to Rio. Of course, we had to cancel.
Tad: Your cancer came back. I remember.
J.R.: Yeah. She got me through those dark days. She definitely was the sun in my life, and I wanted to make sure that she knows I haven't forgotten.
Tad: So you two are in a better place?
J.R.: We're in a great place. Instead of yelling, we're talking. We're coming up with ways to make A.J. feel safe and secure.
Tad: So what's up with Annie?
J.R.: Annie? Annie and I work together. No, we don't do anything else together.
Tad: Really? So you and Annie at the Yacht Club -- I guess that was, what, all business?
J.R.: You spying on me?
Tad: No. As it turns out, I was there about something else. I happened to see you walk out of a hotel room. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to find out you were sharing it with somebody who matched Annie's description.
J.R.: I'm not a little boy anymore. You don't need to be checking up on me.
Tad: I'm not so sure.
J.R.: You know what? We had a client that was coming into town from Europe. We told him we'd meet him at his hotel room. That's fine. You don't have to believe me.
Tad: You know something? I remember when you were A.J.'s age, and your father dragged you through one dirty trick after another to keep you away from your mother.
J.R.: Another story about --
Tad: Marissa loves your son as much as Dixie loved you. Stop messing with her.
J.R.: Messing with her? How am I messing with her?! By taking my ex-wife and my son shopping for a Christmas tree? What am I doing wrong?
Tad: Just to be sure, Annie is out of the picture. Right?
J.R.: Annie is out of my home. If she'll be in my life later on, I don't know. But I'll tell you this right now. I will do nothing to hurt my family.
J.R.: Yeah, Marissa? Yeah, I'm on my way. Ok. We're gonna have a great time. If you don't believe me, you can come along.
Tad: Your car or mine?
Annie: That was definitely the best New Year's party I have ever been to.
J.R.: Did you see the chairman of the board dancing on the bar?
Annie: There were so many photographers there, too.
J.R.: That's because they wanted a photograph of you. I'm so proud to have you on my arm. You're -- here. Sit down.
J.R.: Because I want to give you a present.
Annie: A present? You already gave me 100 Christmas presents.
J.R.: I know, but I wanted to save the best for last. I know it's taken a long time for us to get here, but when I look at you, I see a woman who can do anything. You can dazzle a roomful of people. You raised a beautiful daughter. You can save a life. Here I am, happy, healthy, ringing in another year. We're a perfect match in every way. Well, I guess what I'm trying to say is I love you. Would you do me the honor of making me the happiest man on this planet by marrying me?
Annie: Yes. Yes, J.R., I will marry you. Oh -- ohh! Yes, J.R., I'll marry you.
Greenlee: Angie, it's Greenlee. Sorry. I just went by David's room, and he's not there. Did something happen?
Angie: Dr. Castillo took him for some tests.
Greenlee: Ok. I don't know why I freaked out. Frankly, I don't even know why I'm here.
Angie: Let's walk. May I take your arm? Thank you. You've been by to visit David pretty regularly.
Greenlee: Yeah. Because, unfortunately, I'm his next of kin. After all the horrible things he did to me, I shouldn't be anywhere near him.
Angie: Why do you think you keep coming back?
Greenlee: I guess I'm afraid of what he'll do if he wakes up. If I'm close, I can protect anyone he goes after -- something I should've done a long time ago.
Angie: Well, you've come around. You've come around, and that's what counts.
Greenlee: I'm not sure Kendall would see it that way. I'll never be able to make up for the mistakes I made with David.
Angie: What's done is done. It's time we all just moved on.
Greenlee: You don't hate him?
Angie: Personal feelings aside, it's my job to make sure that David has the best possible care, and that's why I'm not shipping him off to some rehab facility and keeping him here. And whatever else the man is, he's sick, he's in need of medical attention, and we'll give that to him for as long as he needs.
Greenlee: Well, I'm done. I'm out. I filled out the papers that you sent me. I'm officially resigning as David's advocate. You can find someone else to deal with him from here on in. I can't do it anymore.
Angie: All right. We'll let you know when we've assigned a replacement.
Greenlee: Thank you.
Angie: Greenlee? I don't want you to worry. He's in good hands.
Madison: Oh, this was a mistake.
Ryan: You want to come in?
Madison: Yeah -- no -- I don't know. Look, I'm sorry for just showing up here like this.
Ryan: It's fine. What is it?
Madison: I have a decision to make.
Ryan: Ok. About what?
Madison: I really don't want to involve you in this, but I can't keep it from you because that would be wrong. So --
Ryan: Just slow down. You can tell me. What's the decision and what does it have to do with me?
Angie: Thank you so much for coming at such a short notice.
Woman: My pleasure. So I like to ask this of all of my clients. How did you find me?
Angie: My mobility specialist. She recommended that I find someone who helped visually impaired women prepare for having a child and setting up the nursery.
Woman: I'm very glad that you called. Will your husband be joining us?
Angie: No. Unfortunately, he's out of town for work, and I just didn't want to put this off.
Woman: Are you ready to have a baby?
Angie: No. No, I'm not. I -- you know, I've, until recently, been so excited about this, just smiling, thinking about our baby and counting down the days until he or she is here. But lately, the closer I get, the more anxious I get.
Woman: Can you pinpoint the fear?
Angie: Yes. I'm just terribly afraid of not being able to care for my own baby.
Tad: Where do you want it?
J.R.: Marissa, you choose.
Marissa: This spot's tradition, right?
Krystal: Why don't we try over here this year?
Tad: Oh, for God sakes, somebody make the call! My back is calling 911!
Krystal: Ok. All right. I'll get the stand. Come on in.
[Rock band plays "Jingle Bells"]
Tad: That's enough.
Kathy: Daddy, you have needles in your hair.
Tad: Of course, I have needles in my hair. I just lost a prize fight to pine-zilla.
J.R.: Those needles are from a noble fir.
Marissa: Oh, yeah? How do you know that?
J.R.: They were Uncle Stuart's favorite. I think he read somewhere that they were given as a gift of gratitude and friendship.
Marissa: Huh. What's this?
J.R.: A gift of gratitude and friendship.
Marissa: A sun, like the one I gave you last year.
J.R.: You gave me so much more.
Marissa: Excuse me.
J.R.: All right, who wants to decorate outside?
A.J. and Kathy: Me!
J.R.: The first one to the front lawn gets hot chocolate with extra marshmallows!
Tad: Let's go. Annie? Hasn't anybody ever told you not to touch things that don't belong to you?
Ryan: Here you go.
Madison: Thanks. Nice tree. Is that origami?
Ryan: No. These are notes.
Madison: For Greenlee. I heard it might snow.
Ryan: Um, why don't we sit down? Look, you're obviously upset, and I'd like to help.
Madison: I don't want you to help. What I mean is I really don't want you to have to take this on.
Ryan: Ok. I just need to know what "this" is, this decision that you're talking about. Whatever it is, you can tell me.
[Greenlee walks in]
Tad: I thought I saw somebody on the terrace. What are you doing?
Annie: I came to see J.R. We have to go over a press release.
Tad: J.R. is -- he's busy at the moment. He's with his family.
Annie: Right. Work can wait. I'll just, um -- bye.
Tad: Annie? Next time, why don't you use the front door?
Annie: [Breaks Marissa's ornament] Whoops.
Angie: I know that sounds silly. I mean, I'm a doctor. I shouldn't be scared to give birth. I've done it before. But now I'm in the dark, and I just don't know how I'm gonna get through all of that without being able to see my doctor or my husband or my baby.
Woman: Take a deep breath, Angie. We still have plenty of time to prepare. You'll be ready.
Angie: But what about when we get home from the hospital? That's when the real work starts. How will Jesse and I manage all of that?
Woman: You just will. And I'll do everything that I can to make it easier for you. Have you talked to Jesse about what you're feeling?
Angie: No. No, I don't want him to worry. I want him to believe that I can do all of this.
Woman: You need to believe you can do all of this because you can.
Greenlee: What's going on?
Ryan: Madison came over because she wanted to talk to me about something.
Madison: I am quitting Fusion. I love it, but it's time to move on.
Greenlee: And you came here to tell Ryan about it?
Madison: I have to go.
Ryan: Madison, please stay. We can talk about this, please?
Madison: No, Ryan, we can't.
Ryan: Madison --
Greenlee: Just let her go. She did what she needed to do. Just respect her choice.
Ryan: It's Cambias.
Greenlee: Take it. Take it.
Ryan: Hey, Dan. I'm just gonna pull it off the fax right now.
Greenlee: Good. You're still here.
Madison: This elevator takes forever.
Greenlee: Madison, I'm sorry you were shot. I'm sorry that your breakup with Ryan was very painful, but you need to stop coming around here. You didn't come here to quit Fusion.
Madison: Leave me alone.
Greenlee: I can't because you won't leave Ryan alone.
Madison: You don't understand.
Greenlee: No, I don't. You told Ryan to stay away from you, and then I come home, and you're with him.
Madison: I wasn't -- I just needed to -- never mind.
Greenlee: You may not believe this, Madison, but I do feel for you. I'm genuinely sorry for everything you've gone through, and I'm not just talking about the shooting.
Madison: I should've worn my bulletproof vest. This building is dangerous.
Greenlee: So is holding onto something that's over.
Madison: You think I came here to try to get Ryan back?
Greenlee: You two were serious. I get that. But you need to move on with your life.
Madison: Coming here was a mistake. It won't happen again.
Woman: Most mothers don't realize how much they rely on senses other than sight when caring for their baby.
Angie: I don't have a choice.
Woman: Listening to your baby will be critical, especially when learning to recognize the different cries, knowing if they're hungry, tired, wet, or in pain.
Angie: What if I can't tell?
Woman: You'll ask your husband or family for help.
Angie: I've spent my life protecting my children, and it's been tough, even with my sight.
Woman: I'm not worried about you. You're running this hospital just fine. You'll adapt.
Angie: Blind and sleep-deprived. I could easily reach out for the wrong thing. And then there's the clothing, the bathing.
Woman: You'll have help.
Angie: But I don't want help. I want to be able to do this myself. I don't want my child thinking of me as some helpless cripple. That is not who I am. I mean, at least a newborn will stay in one place, but before long there's the crawling, the walking. What if my child is headed for a hot stove, about to fall, and I have no idea?
Woman: Mobility is a long way off.
Angie: But it's coming, all of it. I remember how active Frankie was. He was climbing onto everything and trying to get into every cabinet.
Woman: That's what baby-proofing is for.
Angie: Who will baby-proof me?
J.R.: We got the lights going. We've got ornaments for adults, ornaments for kids. We got to save some for Colby. She's gonna be back from her exams in a day -- hi. Where did you go?
Marissa: I just needed some air, some time to think. Who are you?
J.R.: What do you mean?
Marissa: I mean, one day you're threatening to take my son away from me, and the next you're inviting us to spend Christmas together. It's like you've become a different person overnight.
J.R.: I'm the same person, just a different perspective.
Marissa: Yeah? Just like that?
J.R.: Your father's in a coma. Zach Slater's dead. They don't get another chance.
Marissa: But you do?
J.R.: Well, I hope so. Marissa, I have so many regrets. On top of my list is hurting you. I know that you're not sure if what I'm saying is the truth. I don't blame you. I put you through hell. But I'm hoping maybe at some point you might actually trust me. Hey! So who wants to do up the tree?
Krystal: Get your coats, ok?
A.J.: Mommy, it broke.
Marissa: I must've left it on the edge of the table.
J.R.: I'll get you another one.
A.J.: You can have this one, Mommy, because I love you so much.
Marissa: Thank you, sweetheart. Let's go decorate the tree, ok? We'll go put this on.
Tad: Can I talk to you for a second?
J.R.: I was gonna help A.J. --
Tad: It's important.
Tad: So Annie was here a minute ago.
J.R.: Yeah, she probably had a question about work.
Tad: That's what she said. You know, I don't believe her.
J.R.: That's not my problem.
Tad: You say you're dedicated to working with Marissa to do what's right for your son? One thing's clear. You can't do that with Annie peeking through your windows.
Krystal: A.J. is looking for you. Do I sense some tension?
Tad: I'm just looking out for Marissa.
Krystal: Funny -- so am I.
Angie: What I'm really struggling with is not being in control, not being able to rely on myself.
Woman: You can't rely on your sight, but that baby's smell -- it'll be sweeter than ever. And the feel of its cheek against yours -- never softer. And you won't need a monitor, because you'll hear every peep in the night.
Angie: I can't wait. Honestly. I have so much to learn and relearn, and I really do think it is possible. Do you hear that, little Hubbard, huh? I think that you are in pretty good hands.
Steve: Tough day in the cosmetics world?
Madison: Something like that.
Steve: Vodka tonic coming right up.
Madison: Actually, Steve, make it a sparkling water. I have to figure this out on my own, so I have to stay away from Ryan.
Ryan: I'm sorry that that took so long.
Greenlee: I found Madison in the hall. She's gone now.
Ryan: What you walked in on -- I think she's just going through a really tough time right now.
Greenlee: She loves you, but she's upset that she came over. She apologized, and she took off.
Ryan: I just hate that she has to leave Fusion. She needs that job.
Greenlee: She needs to separate herself from you, and she realized she can't work with me, knowing I'm still with you. It's actually a very brave choice.
Ryan: But now she's left with no way to pay the rent.
Greenlee: I'll give her a good severance package.
Ryan: I don't think that's --
Greenlee: Madison's gonna find another job. She's gonna fall in love again, but she's not gonna be able to do that until she distances herself from you -- like the way I had to cut myself off from David.
Ryan: And you did? You signed off on his care?
Greenlee: I told Angie to find him a new advocate.
Ryan: Good. Good. Good riddance.
Greenlee: Yeah. It's so sad that now I have some work to do.
Ryan: What do you mean, now?
Greenlee: Look at that tree. It's gonna take me years to catch up. I got to start now. [Locks the front door]
Ryan: What did you do that for?
Greenlee: Surprise. I'm holding you hostage.
Ryan: You are, huh?
Ryan: Do I get to negotiate?
Greenlee: No. You're completely mine until Emma gets home.
Annie: How did it go? Did you get a tree?
J.R.: I think you know the answer to that. Tad said he saw you at the mansion watching us from the terrace.
Annie: I had a question about a press release, and without thinking, I just went over there. I'm sorry. I hope I didn't mess anything up for you.
J.R.: Come here. Everything's working out. Marissa's starting to trust me, she's gonna drop that custody suit soon, and then we can be a real couple.
Annie: I want that. And sometimes it seems like it's close, and then other times it feels like you're slipping away.
J.R.: Then you got to trust me. You got to trust my plan.
Annie: I do trust you. But you're my world now, J.R., and if you let me down, I don't feel like I could handle that.
J.R.: I won't. We're gonna have it all.
Annie: Ok. I need to hear that. And I do believe that we are gonna have a long, happy future. And once we're together, really together, I'm gonna have everything I ever dreamed of.
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