All My Children Transcript Thursday 12/16/10
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Kendall: We saw the Red Wings play the Flyers last night. Reverend Torres gave us the tickets. You should've seen Spike's face light up when they took the ice. It was the first time he smiled since --
Kendall: Yeah, sweetie? You hungry? I think I have to get you out of the house. I think you and Ian need to eat.
Spike: Can we get ice cream?
Kendall: Yeah! Ok. All right. Why don't you go get your brother, ok, and I have to make a phone call. Go get him.
Singer: Please pay attention, I'm laying this down on the line oh, the sensation to give you a piece of my mind
Tad: I'm not so sure Krystal would appreciate frustrated customers taking it out on her china. I was kidding.
Amanda: Why would Cara just sit there staring a picture of Jake and Trevor and then pretend not to know who I was?
Tad: You got me.
Amanda: She claims she's here on Doctors Without Borders business, but then why not just say she's Jake's ex-wife?
Tad: I'm striking out. I wish I could answer that.
Amanda: Is it just me, or does it feel like both her and Griffin are hiding something? Will you help me?
Tad: Do what?
Amanda: Find out the real reason why Cara is in Pine Valley.
Angie: You're right on time, Dr. Castillo.
Griffin: How'd you know it was me?
Angie: You have a very distinctive cologne.
Griffin: Huh. Too strong?
Angie: No, actually, it's very pleasant. Have a seat.
Griffin: I'm not in trouble, am I? I know that my bedside manner is a bit unorthodox.
Angie: I don't think that the female patients are complaining very much.
Griffin: I haven't worked in a hospital like yours in a long time. I'm used to just doing the surgery and then I'm out.
Angie: There's a lot to be said for seeing a patient all the way through, which is why I'd like to offer you a more permanent role at the hospital. Now that you're gonna be in town, I don't see any reason not to take advantage of your talents.
Griffin: I'm sure there are some doctors here who'd rather that the hospital didn't take advantage.
Angie: You're talking about Jake.
Griffin: He's not a huge fan.
Angie: But he's a professional, and it's over. Whatever happened with you and Jake's ex, it's got nothing to do with his life now.
Jake: What's up, Brett? Hi, Denise. I believe you're waiting for that. What's up, Tina? Oh, no, you don't. You get top billing around this place. Who's the Pomerico family? Never heard of them.
Frankie: At least we know she's still alive.
Randi: I told you not to panic. Frankie has been on the edge wondering how Ryan took the news about the pregnancy.
Madison: He didn't take it. I didn't tell him. Greenlee showed up.
Randi: That woman has some timing.
Madison: It was in that moment that I realized why I've been on the fence about telling Ryan.
Frankie: Which is?
Madison: That this pregnancy, the baby that I'm carrying, none of his business.
Greenlee: You know what? I'm not even that hungry.
Ryan: Hey, it's not gonna last forever. Ok? I promise. Kendall is soon gonna realize how much she misses and needs her best friend. I promise.
Greenlee: How do you do that?
Ryan: How do I do what?
Greenlee: Always know the right thing to say to make me feel better?
Ryan: Spike, how you doing? What are you doing here?
Kendall: We're making an ice cream run. But we should probably get a table. Yeah.
Greenlee: No, we can fit everyone here.
Ryan: Yeah, yeah! Come on, boys.
Kendall: No, it's ok. I don't even know how long we're gonna stay. I have a conference call, so come on. Let's go get some ice cream.
Greenlee: Wait. That's mine. Hello? Yes, this is she. I'm not handling that anymore. Yeah, but I submitted the forms relinquishing responsibility. Fine. Fine. I'll be right there. That was the hospital -- something about David's treatment.
Ryan: They shouldn't be calling you.
Greenlee: Yeah, I know. I submitted the forms, but I guess they haven't found an advocate yet.
Ryan: We got to make sure they get processed.
Greenlee: Yeah. I could stay for a while.
Kendall: No, no, you should go. You know what? Come on. Let's get the ice cream. Come on!
Ryan: Ok. You take that and go get some ice cream. All right?
Kendall: All right. Sandy, hi. Can you do me a favor? Can you let the guys come back here and pick out their toppings like they did last time? Thank you. Ok, you guys, go. Go get your ice cream toppings, ok? Yay. Thank you so much. Ok, and marshmallows for Mom. Extra ones for Mom, please.
Kendall: I thought you left with Greenlee.
Ryan: She can handle her situation all by herself. I thought maybe I'd hang out with you, so we can talk.
Madison: Bottom line, Ryan's not in my life. Ryan doesn't want to be in my life, so I don't want him there.
Randi: What does that mean for you and the baby?
Madison: I don't know yet. I don't even know how to feel about being pregnant. It's not at all like anything I ever imagined, and how am I ready to have a baby? I'm alone. I'm barely paying my bills.
Frankie: You're not alone.
Madison: Thanks. Look, guys, I know the clock is ticking, but whatever decision I make, I'm gonna have to make it on my own.
Griffin: I didn't know what to think when I first came to your hospital. I mean, I got punched in the face on my first visit.
Angie: A blind chief of staff I'm sure didn't fill you with confidence either.
Griffin: You run a great place, Dr. Hubbard. It's just not my thing. Once I've done what I promised Zach, my work on the Miranda Center, then I'm out.
Angie: Where to next?
Griffin: Who knows? I'll let the rest of the world fight it out.
Angie: I've heard stories about you and your success in the field and the lives that you've saved. You ever stop to take a breath?
Griffin: I breathe.
Angie: I'm not sure you do. Trying to save the world is admirable, but saving it one person at a time is not so bad either. I've got to get back to the hospital. Please don't get up. I have a car waiting for me outside, and I've got this place down pat.
Griffin: Dr. Hubbard?
Griffin: I'd be happy to scrub in some surgeries.
Angie: I'd like that.
Griffin: How's your mom?
Tad: She's still singing the praises of Dr. Delicious. You and Angie -- was that about business?
Griffin: Yeah. I just turned down a full-time position at P.V.H.
Tad: Really? Why's that? Pine Valley a little too sleepy for you?
Griffin: I got to get back out in the field.
Tad: Really? Tell me something. What is it about cholera, dysentery, and being shot at that's so compelling? It makes people so hinky to get back there. Jake was exactly the same way. He said when he got home, he felt like he didn't belong in the real world anymore.
Griffin: He seems to have adjusted pretty well.
Tad: Yeah, but it certainly took him long enough. Whatever happens over there must be something. It really got in his blood, had a hard time giving it up.
Griffin: But this is his home now.
Tad: Yeah. Just out of curiosity, where's yours?
Griffin: All over. First it was Mexico, then I came to the States when I was a kid. Now I go when I have to go.
Tad: Hmm. And what about the rest of your family?
Griffin: What about them?
Tad: I'm sorry. I apologize. It's just a force of habit. I guess it's my way of saying that I tend to be a little overly protective of mine. I'm just sitting here wondering if when you do take off, whether or not you're gonna take Cara with you.
Jake: I'm sorry. Did you need something?
Cara: An answer. I figured you probably weren't gonna track me down, so I thought I'd come find you.
Jake: You never were one to shy away from a challenge.
Cara: I'm not the only one, which is why I hope you'll come back to Doctors Without Borders. Or else you could just walk away and never speak to me again.
Jake: Walking away isn't really my style, because I know what it does to someone.
Cara: I never meant to hurt you, ok, but that's not why I'm here. We need you in the field. It could be a temporary position relieving the doctors who have been there for a really long time. They're burned out, Jake. You could give them a much-needed break.
Jake: Cara, can you just stop with the pitch.
Cara: It's obvious that you're happy here, you found a new purpose. I bet what you and I had together, it's not even on your radar anymore.
Jake: That's just not true.
Tad: You and Jake and Cara have all expressed the same kind of dedication. And, obviously, spending time in a little burg as dull as this one must be kind of hard for people that excel in critical situations, and yet you and Cara show up right around the same time. You got to wonder, right?
Griffin: If you think I've got some secret agenda, you're wasting your time.
Tad: So you really are on just a goodwill mission for the Miranda Center?
Griffin: Yeah. I'm all about good will.
Tad: And the fact that the guy that whisked my brother's ex-wife away from him shows up in the same town at the same time in the same hotel with adjacent rooms -- with her -- is just pure coincidence?
Griffin: What difference does it make? Cara and I will be long gone soon enough.
Tad: So you are leaving again?
Griffin: We'll see.
Tad: Ok. Cool. You going back to Mexico?
Griffin: If they need me there.
Tad: I did some work there not too long ago. Really beautiful country.
Griffin: Yeah, I doubt you were anywhere near Juarez.
Tad: Ha ha ha! Juarez? You're from Juarez?
Griffin: Yeah. A few miles away. It's not so beautiful. Drug dealers run the streets, and you'd come back with a lot more than a bandaged hand, if you came back at all.
Tad: Yeah, that's probably true. Sounds like hell. I'm sorry. I can understand why you'd want to get back to help them. If I could make some kind of contribution --
Griffin: Oh, brother. If you're trying to bribe me to get Cara to get out of here, you don't have to worry about her. Cara can't stay in one place for too long. If I know her like I do, she'll be on the next plane out of here.
Jake: I have been thinking about our time in the field a lot lately.
Cara: You have?
Jake: Yeah. For some reason all these memories have been coming up, and I don't know exactly why that is.
Cara: I'm sorry. I'm not really into the whole stirring business -- except when it comes to putting sugars in your coffee. You still like it with five packets?
Jake: I -- truth is I've been trying to --
Cara: Cut down? Because you said that every cup you drank our whole marriage.
Jake: "Our whole marriage." Wow.
Cara: I didn't -- I'm --
Jake: No, you're not doing anything. You're just trying to recruit me, so go ahead.
Cara: There isn't a doctor out in the field who can do what you did, and I'm not talking about just your skill -- the way that you are with people, your passion.
Jake: I loved every single minute of what we experienced in the field. I think my favorite part was seeing people's faces that had never even seen a doctor before and taking away their pain or bringing a life into the world -- wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for us. I honestly think that it was probably my most joyful, satisfying experience I've ever had in my life and in my career.
Cara: You could go back.
Jake: And when I came here after that, I felt lost. I felt like my life was meaningless without all those people who needed me and without you who needed me. But then I found my passion.
Cara: I can see that. This is a good place with good people.
Jake: I'm not talking about my career. I'm talking about I found my passion in Amanda. She needed me. I needed her. I helped her out of a very messy situation. It's a long story. We fought like crazy to be together, and we have a beautiful little child that's living proof that it was all worth it. And I know that my mission is -- probably pales in comparison to what you're doing, but to me, it's just as important.
Cara: I'm happy for you. That's all I've ever wanted.
Jake: Right. You're happy for me.
Cara: It's the truth.
Madison: I'm just trying to protect myself. And I do not want to use this pregnancy to get between Ryan and Greenlee. That is not the place I want to go.
Randi: That's a smart choice.
Frankie: Yeah, it is. And I'm not trying to make this any harder.
Madison: You're just being protective. I get that. You know I've spent most of my life answering to men and what they want -- my father, Henry. Ryan's not like them, but this time I am not gonna let that happen.
Ryan: Look, I'm sure the last thing that you want to do this holiday season is celebrate, but I'm sure you also want to make sure the boys have a really nice Christmas.
Kendall: Yes, I do.
Ryan: So then let us help you put something together.
Ryan: Yeah. We'll get a tree. We'll put up some stockings. Something.
Kendall: I can do that. Why don't you check your calendar, and I'll see what day you can come over and join us. Just don't bring Greenlee.
Greenlee: Do you know why I was called down here?
Frankie: I believe it's because the readings on David's monitor are yielding some unusual readings.
Greenlee: Unusual how?
Frankie: Come inside. I'll show you.
Greenlee: He doesn't seem to be different.
Frankie: Looks can be deceiving. Since you came into the room, his heart rate is elevated.
Greenlee: Is he still in a coma?
Frankie: He is, and there's no telling when he'll come out of it, but something is definitely going on in there with him.
Ryan: You're probably pushing away the one person that you need more than anybody else right now.
Kendall: There's nothing Greenlee can do to help me.
Ryan: She's torturing herself over what happened. You know that.
Kendall: Funny. "Tortured" was the last thing I saw when I walked in here -- the two of you smiling and holding hands and happy.
Ryan: We are. We're happy to be together, Kendall, but we're just -- it kills us that you're suffering right now.
Kendall: Then don't make it any worse. And don't look at me like that. I know that it's wrong and irrational and maybe even selfish to exclude her. But every time I see Greenlee with you, it reminds me of how I will never hold my husband's hand again or wake up in his arms or curl up next to him or spend another vacation with him or Christmas or New Year's.
Ryan: And you know that -- Greenlee wasn't alone when Zach's plane went down. I was there, too. So do you feel that way about me?
Kendall: You and I share a son. If we didn't, I wouldn't want to spend a second more with you either.
Greenlee: You have no idea what caused his heart rate to elevate?
Frankie: No. It could be an involuntary response.
Greenlee: Or he might be waking up. He might be aware that I'm in here.
Frankie: That's very possible.
Greenlee: Ok. So now that I'm here, what am I supposed to do?
Frankie: Hospital's obligated to alert next of kin when there's been any change that may result in that happening.
Frankie: I got to go check on another patient.
Greenlee: Are you there? Can you hear me? I just came from seeing Kendall. She can barely look at me. I am trying with everything in me to put you and the lie that was our marriage behind me, but know that I never really can because of Zach. Because of what happened to him, I will never, never be free of you. Is that what you wanted? Is that what you're trying to tell me by making your heart go faster? Are you trying to tell me that I'll never be able to walk away from you, that you'll never let me go?
[David moves his finger]
Greenlee: Someone get Dr. Hubbard! Hurry!
Tad: Juarez, Mexico. Castillo, Griffin. Can't be right. Can it?
Jake: What are you doing? What are you doing?
Cara: I'm so sorry. Um, uh, I wish you nothing but happiness, and I get it. You don't want the job.
Jake: You know something else? If you ever have another job offer, pick up the telephone. Ok? Don't just show up. Don't start chatting with my wife. Don't come here and start playing out our memories. Ok?
Cara: I didn't do that.
Jake: Doctors Without Borders is so desperate now to recruit a doctor, you got to make a house call? Is it possible that this has nothing to do with a job offer, it's got everything to do with us? Is it possible?
Cara: No! We move on from that, ok, and I think we should just do that right now. Just forget that I showed up here. Ok?
Jake: If you're so miserable in our marriage, you couldn't come to me? You didn't have the decency to talk to me and say how you were feeling and what you were doing with your life? And this guy Griffin -- how long did you know this guy Griffin? How long were you together? Did you know him before we were together?
Tad: Long before. She's known Griffin ever since her mother brought her home from the hospital. The truth is Griffin's not Cara's lover. He's her brother.
Jake: Is that true?
Tad: It's the truth. I got a look in Griffin's wallet. There was a picture of two small kids in it. The names on the back gave it away, but just to be sure, I did some scratching, and I got ahold of the Castillo family records in Juarez.
Jake: Castillo -- that's not your name. Your name was --
Tad: Finn, because she changed it.
Jake: Changed -- so that wasn't your name when I met you?
Cara: I, uh, couldn't tell anyone the truth. When I met you, I was wearing Dr. Finn's I.D. and, well, I met you and you -- you convinced me to take a chance. My family -- they'd do anything to keep from doing anything dangerous. They wanted me in a nice, safe doctor's office, and I wanted something more, and you -- you showed me something more.
Tad: You want me to give you a minute? Good luck.
Cara: Look, I --
Jake: I don't even know who I married now. I -- was there anything that you told me that was true?
Ryan: I'm very sorry that Greenlee and I are causing you so much discomfort in your life.
Kendall: I'm sorry you pushed me into saying it.
Ryan: I'm tempted to say that if Greenlee can't come to Christmas with me and my son, then I won't come either.
Kendall: It's up to you.
Ryan: I'm trying really hard to be respectful of what you're going through with Greenlee. It's just that we want to be part of your life. That's what we want, and I think that's what Zach would want, too.
Kendall: Don't tell me what Zach would want. I know what he wants. I have reminders of it every single day.
Ryan: What kind of reminders?
Kendall: Can we just discuss the holidays later? I've got things to do.
Ryan: No problem. Kendall? Take care of yourself. Ok?
Kendall: Come on, Spike. Come say bye to Daddy.
Ryan: Oh, my goodness gracious. Hey, listen. I want to ask you something. Will you take care of your mommy for me? Yeah? See you later. Love you.
Greenlee: I'm telling you I saw his finger move. Does it show that he's waking up?
Frankie: It might've seemed like a big step, but medically there's been no change.
Greenlee: I'm telling you it was a reaction to what I was saying. His finger moved as if he heard me.
Frankie: Then I'd watch what I say around him. You don't want to give him any extra ammo if he wakes up.
Greenlee: Be a better person, David. If you wake up from this, be a better person.
[David lifts his finger again]
Kendall: My late husband Zach was very involved and I --
Spike: Look, Mom.
Kendall: Spike, please. You knew him? Yes, he was a very good man. That's very nice, honey. Yes, I'm aware of that. Ohh. Ok. It's ok, honey. It's all right. No. You know what? I'm talking to my son. Yeah, we just had a little thing here. Can we do this in person, please? My babysitter should be here any minute. Great. Ohh.
Spike: Are you gonna go away now, too?
Kendall: What? Why would you -- oh. The night before Daddy Zach left, his water knocked over. You think that's why he left? You think that's why? No, honey. If he could be here with us right now, he would. Ok? You know that. I'm gonna make another phone call, and then I'm gonna help you finish some ice cream. All right? You enjoy that.
Cara: I should go.
Jake: Yeah, go. Go on, Cara, because that's what you're good at. You go. Go ahead. You can't just look at me in the eye? Just look at me in the eye and just be honest. You can't do that? You don't think you owe me that?
Cara: Ok. You want the truth? Ok. I'll give you the truth. I was young. Ok? I was young when we got married. I wasn't ready to marry anyone. So I called my brother and I said, "Come bail me out because I want to get away from here. I want to meet people. I want to experience life." But I didn't want to hurt you, Jake. I wanted it to be clean.
Jake: We were married, remember? I loved you.
Cara: Yeah, and you needed a good reason to break up with me, right?
Jake: So you pretended to be in love with somebody to make me believe that, so that I wouldn't go after you? That's it?
Cara: You said you wanted the truth.
Jake: If that's the truth, then what are you doing here now?
Cara: I didn't realize what you found here. You got everything. You've got a gorgeous wife, you got an adorable child, and this is what you wanted all along, correct?
Jake: Yeah. It's what I wanted.
Cara: It was a big mistake coming here. Huge.
Cara: Please look at me. I'm sorry.
Ryan: Hey. So what was so urgent that you had to run off to the hospital like that?
Greenlee: David's heart rate was slightly elevated, and his finger moved.
Ryan: Are you serious?
Greenlee: Yeah. According to Frankie, it was an involuntary response, but I think it's something more.
Greenlee: Because his finger moved when I railed at him about Zach.
Ryan: You know what? I can call Jake and see if he --
Greenlee: No. I've spent enough of my time talking about David. It's enough I'm still technically his advocate, and if they can't find another advocate, I might still be when he wakes up.
Ryan: A lot of people would probably be better off if he didn't.
Greenlee: Selfishly, I'd rather he did. Then maybe Kendall would take everything out on David. I can only imagine the icy reception I'm gonna get at Christmas dinner. What?
Ryan: Um, I was gonna wait to tell you this later, but Kendall said that she doesn't want me to bring you to Christmas.
Greenlee: She actually said that?
Ryan: She also said that the only reason she's tolerating my presence is because of Spike.
Kendall: Ok. You know what? Fine. Quit. Fine. Just quit. You can't depend on anyone anymore.
Tad: That was a quick conversation.
Jake: When there's nothing left to say --
Tad: Are you kidding? She didn't even try to explain why she didn't tell you she left with another guy.
Jake: She said she wanted a clean break and that she figured it was the best way to get me to let her go.
Tad: I don't know what to say. I'm sorry.
Jake: What do you do when you have an image in your head about the way things have happened in your life, but then your perspective does a flip-flop and the way you saw things are not at all the way that they are?
Tad: I have no idea what you just said, but I'm pretty sure I don't know. I don't think anybody would. What matters is that it's who you are now, it's what you have. It's the end result that counts, right?
Jake: You mean about my marriage ending? This wasn't meant to be?
Tad: Yeah. Ok. So what about Cara, huh? Now you know. She's obviously been through it. Now you understand she didn't leave you for another guy. She didn't desert you. Does that change your feelings for her?
Jake: No. No.
Tad: Ok. That's good to know.
Jake: Thanks for looking out for me.
Cara: Hey. Thanks for coming. Can I get you one of these?
Griffin: How long have you been drinking?
Cara: Half a drink.
Griffin: What's going on?
Cara: Oh, God. You were right. Coming here -- big mistake.
Griffin: Oh, wow. Ok. This is something big. You never admit when I'm right.
Cara: Jake knows.
Griffin: Knows what? How?
Cara: Um, Tad. He went through your wallet, and he saw a photo of us together, so he did some digging, and you don't need to worry about getting beaten up for stealing Jake's wife anymore.
Griffin: Ok. So Jake knows you're my sister. What did you tell him about why you left him?
Cara: I said I wanted out of the marriage.
Cara: I want to get out of here.
Griffin: Ok. I know this isn't easy for you. I wish that I could go with you. I hate thinking about you being alone.
Cara: Oh, no. Come on. Don't. I'll be fine.
Griffin: I don't think so.
Cara: You know what? You don't need to treat me like a little girl anymore.
Griffin: I'm your older brother. That's my job.
Cara: Yeah. To protect me, yes, but you know what? I'm tired of it. Ok? I'm tired of you protecting me and the rest of the family. You're treating me like I'm this glass doll. You know who didn't do that? Jake. Jake didn't do that. He would never think -- I'm sorry.
Griffin: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Cara: I got to get it. Yeah, this is she. I'm sorry. That's impossible. Ok. I filled out the necessary paperwork. Ok. That would be great. Thank you.
Griffin: What is it?
Cara: That was D.W.B. There's some kind of problem with my paperwork, some immigration issue.
Griffin: Does that mean you can't leave tonight?
Cara: God, this just gets better and better.
Amanda: Baby, you ok?
Jake: Yeah. I'm good. I'm good.
Amanda: You could've fooled me.
Jake: Thank God for you. Just thank God. Thank God.
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