All My Children Transcript Tuesday 1/25/11
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Jake: "Pine Valley Hospital program aims to provide -- " Scott. I need this whole computer system and the phone lines put over there. Can you handle that?
Scott: Let's see. I once supervised installation of a server farm that took up an entire office floor.
Jake: That's good. I don't understand what that is. Can you do it?
Scott: I can do it.
Jake: Ok. Good. Thank you.
Scott: Hey, Jake, I have some ideas that could make life a little easier around here. I'm thinking maybe I could work up a presentation in between counting bedpans.
Jake: Do it. Fine. Angie will look at it when she gets back.
Scott: I'm on it.
Jake: Good. Do it.
Cara: What's up?
Jake: Hey. What's up with you? There's been a complaint filed against you.
Cara: A complaint?
Jake: Yes. The parents of the little girl with the leukemia, the A.L.L. Remember? The ones that you were cruel to, said that they weren't treating their child the right way?
Cara: I was just trying to help. They're being emotional.
Jake: I'm sure they are. They're just dealing with a child with cancer.
Cara: You heard every word that I said, so --
Jake: Yes, I did. And as much as we'd like to tell parents what we think, we have to have limits. Right?
Jake: Ok. So now the board wants to have a little talk with you. They want to know your story, and, quite frankly, so do I.
Liza: Hey. What's going on?
Colby: It's Damon's going-away party.
Liza: Colby, honey, are you sure that you want to go to that?
Colby: Yes. It's the last chance that I have to get him to stay, so I'm going.
Liza: I think he's pretty dead set on leaving.
Colby: Mom, I didn't come here for you to talk me out of going, ok? I'm not ready to let him go, and, yes, I am angry. He slept with some tramp, but -- I just -- I still love him.
Damon: Is Colby here?
Asher: No. I don't know where she went.
Damon: Will you give these to her? Some clothes and stuff she left at my place.
Asher: Yeah. Sure.
Damon: Just answer me one thing. Do you love her?
Tad: There you are.
J.R.: What are you doing here?
Tad: I've been looking for you. Tonight is Damon's going-away party.
J.R.: Right. Marissa told me about that. How's Colby doing?
Tad: You live with her. You tell me. J.R., you haven't talked to her?
J.R.: I've been busy. I've been putting out a lot of fires at work. I've had distractions.
Tad: She's hurting inside very badly. She could really use some brotherly TLC. So I tell you what. Why don't you do us all a favor? Be at Krystal's tonight. We'll have a little family time, and you can put those distractions on hold for a while.
J.R.: That's easier said than done.
Tad: Why do I get the feeling that these distractions have nothing to do with work?
J.R.: Because you're Mr. Tad Martin, private eye?
Tad: Yeah, you're right. That's probably got something do with it. Heh heh. Or maybe it's because I've seen you here so many times before. So tell me. Who is it that's got you so distracted? I'm gonna go out on a limb her and guess Annie?
Marissa: Ohh! Annie, you startled me.
Annie: I didn't mean to. I was just watching you work.
Marissa: Uh, this place is closed early for Damon's party. So if you came here for coffee or something --
Annie: No. That's not why I'm here.
Marissa: You must be psychic.
Marissa: I was just coming to get those. Thanks.
Annie: I just came back to help. J.R. told me about the party. Ohh, I just love decorating for parties. I've always had a knack for entertaining. Hmm. Maybe I should start by making these tables a little more festive.
Marissa: Hmm. Maybe you should start by telling me why the hell you're really here.
Annie: Excuse me?
Marissa: You didn't come here to help me decorate. You obviously want something from me. So before I slip into a diabetic coma from that phony smile of yours, why don't you tell me what the hell you really want?
Tad: Annie? It's hard not to panic.
J.R.: Why are you so worried?
Tad: It's been going on for a while. You're seeing her, aren't you?
J.R.: I see her, yeah.
Tad: Don't be cagy. It's more than an affair, isn't it?
J.R.: No, because Marissa and I are practically divorced. We just have to make the appearance and it'll be official.
Tad: Marissa doesn't know?
Tad: How serious is it?
J.R.: We've been seeing each other for a while. We've been trying to keep it quiet until everything gets settled with the custody and the divorce.
Tad: Then you better get it settled. What's taking so long?
J.R.: I had to postpone it because Marissa got hit in the head by that burglar. It was pretty freaky. A.J. was all upset.
Tad: She's ok now, right?
J.R.: She put on a brave front. She was really shook up.
Tad: So let me get this straight. You want to be with Annie, but you can't until you're divorced? And you're holding off on your divorce, because now you're worried about Marissa?
J.R.: Sort of. Yeah. Yeah, that's it.
Tad: Jinkies, J.R. What could possibly go wrong?
Cara: I don't owe anyone an explanation, ok? I didn't do anything wrong. Those parents are trying to take away that little girl's hope.
Jake: It wasn't your case. And as much as we like to tell parents how to raise their children, we have to have boundaries, right?
Cara: Oh, I know. This is about you being my boss, isn't it? Temporarily?
Jake: No, it isn't. This is about me wanting to know what is going on with you before the board rips you apart.
Cara: Because if you don't like it, Jake, you can just suspend me. You know what? Fire me. Whatever. But I don't regret anything that I said.
Jake: You're gonna make it personal?
Cara: That kid needs support, all right? That's all.
Jake: It's cool. I've been here before -- standing right here by myself.
Cara: Don't do that.
Jake: What am I doing?
Cara: This is not about our history.
Jake: Really? Then why does it feel like it's repeating itself, huh? One day we're fine, swimming along perfectly. The next day, boom, you're gone. Closed up shop.
Cara: Ok. I explained all of that to you.
Jake: I didn't get any answers, Cara. I didn't get any answers.
Cara: I need to get to my rounds before we get behind.
Scott: And then you're just gonna want to pull the wires through. Looks like someone has done this before, right? Oh, hey. Jake, the proposal I told you about. I work fast when I'm inspired.
Jake: Ohh. Actually some good ideas here.
Scott: I know.
Scott: Oh. Excuse me. Scott Chandler. Yeah, thanks for getting back to me. I -- I'm sorry. Did you just say "all of it"? No. No, that's great. Thank you. Ohh.
Jake: Bad news?
Scott: Hmm. Just lost a big chunk of my life, that's all.
Asher: You should really give these to her yourself.
Damon: What's the situation between the two of you? It's a simple question.
Asher: With a simple answer. Kissing Colby was a mistake. I like her as a friend, and what I did really screwed up her life. Is this really how you roll? Colby really cares about you. You know it's gonna kill her when you leave. I just wish to hell we could just all be friends again.
Damon: That's not gonna happen. I'm leaving in the morning, and Colby will be fine.
Asher: What about your family?
Damon: They'll be fine, too.
Asher: You really don't understand how lucky you are to actually have a family who cares about you, do you?
Damon: Dude, it's not like I'm deserting them. I'm gonna keep in touch with everybody -- Tad, Jake, Opal, the girls.
Asher: Not Colby?
Damon: Colby and I are done. Keeping in touch with her would not help anyone.
Damon: Listen, there's one thing I want you to know about Colby. Ok? She might seem like someone who can handle anything, the tough Chandler princess thing, but she has been hurt a lot. Whatever happens between the two of you, don't hurt her.
Colby: He's the first guy that's ever treated me like this, like he really knows me, like, in the inside. To him, I am not just some girl to go party with or Adam Chandler's precious little daughter.
Liza: Just because he's the first guy to make you feel like that, it doesn't mean he's going to be the last.
Colby: One thing you should know about Adam Chandler's daughter is she doesn't give up without a fight.
Liza: What are you gonna do?
Colby: Surprise him. I got a room for us in New York where we first, uh -- where we first really got to know one another. So we're gonna stay there and work things out.
Liza: And what if you can't, Colby? He has made a terrible mistake.
Colby: I've made mistakes, too. I didn't recognize the fact that Asher and me -- we, like -- ew. Oh, damn it.
Liza: Honey, here. Let me help you. Let me help. Come here.
Colby: Thank you.
Liza: I am on your side. You know that, right?
Liza: I just don't think you should leave yourself open like this. You could be hurt again. I do think that sometimes it's better just to let things go, or at least cool off for a while.
Colby: I can't. So I'm going to go away with Damon as long as we need to, and I'm gonna convince him that Asher -- he means nothing to me, and that this slut who Damon slept with means nothing to him. What? Do you know who she is? Mom, do you know who Damon slept with? If you know who Damon slept with, you have to tell me. Mom, you work with him. You must have seen something.
Liza: Colby, listen, you stop.
Colby: The way you got when I mentioned her, you acted like --
Liza: Because you're so determined to find out who this is. It's not gonna do you any good.
Colby: I think it would do me good. I think that I should know who she is.
Liza: I think you need to drop this. Honey, I am so worried about you because Damon is leaving. After this party, he's leaving, and you need to prepare yourself. Look, I don't want to upset you. I don't, but I know how you're feeling. I've been there, and it's not gonna do you any good to hold on.
Colby: No, me and Damon -- we are nothing like you and Dad or you and Tad or all the other men that you've been with, ok? We're real. I'm sorry, Mom.
Liza: That's ok. That's ok. I know. I get it. You know what? I've said my two cents. I've given you my motherly advice. Hey, listen, let's focus on making you the beautiful young woman that you have become.
Asher: Just because you're all messed up, you don't have to lay that crap on me. Ok? I'm not gonna hurt Colby. I made it real clear to her that I'm not gonna be anything more than a friend.
Damon: Yeah, right, man. I see the way you look at her every time you're in a room together.
Asher: I don't know what you see. I don't really care, ok? Colby wants you.
Damon: That didn't seem to bother you before.
Asher: Are you serious? From the crap that you pulled --
Damon: I know what I did, ok, and what she doesn't need is someone else doing the same thing. Look, if you really like her, then you should go for it. But don't mess with her head, and don't screw her over like I did.
Annie: Wow. I didn't mean to hit a nerve. I was just trying to be pleasant.
Marissa: Every time I turn around these days, you're there, Annie. What's up with that?
Annie: Gee, I don't know, Marissa. Maybe because you like to spend time at the mansion, spending time with A.J., and I'm at the mansion often because J.R. likes to do some business out of the house. Yeah. So is it really that mysterious that we may bump into each other from time to time?
Marissa: No. Except that I don't think it's just business that's bringing you there.
Annie: Then your imagination's in overdrive.
Marissa: And I'm starting to get concerned about all the time that you're spending in the same house that my son is living in.
Annie: You think I'm a threat to A.J.?
Marissa: I think that bad things happen when you're around.
Annie: Oh. Bad things, huh?
Marissa: Would you like me to make a list? We could call Scott or Adam, Ryan --
Annie: You don't get to talk to me like that.
Marissa: Oh, yes, I do because you destroyed my marriage. I'm never letting you get the jump on me again.
Annie: I can do whatever I want!
Marissa: Why don't you get a life -- away from J.R. and especially away from my son?
Annie: Do not tell me how to live my life, you little -- oh, you are a sneaky one, aren't you? Trying to get under my skin, trying to get me to do something stupid? You're trying to get rid of me, aren't you? Because you want to have everything.
J.R.: I didn't call off the divorce. I just postponed it for a couple weeks. Don't read anything into it.
Tad: This thing you got with Annie, it's real. Do you love her?
J.R.: She's an amazing woman. She's unpredictable, she's a little wild, she let's me be myself, and she's right there when I need her.
Tad: And it doesn't bother you in the slightest that she's been married to both your father and your cousin?
J.R.: No. The past is the past. I happen to have real feelings for her, Tad. I'm not out to become the alpha Chandler.
Tad: But you do realize you didn't answer the question, right? You couldn't look me in the eye and tell me that you love her.
Cara: Why do you do that?
Jake: That's how filing works. You fill it all out, and then you file it.
Jake: I was actually talking about you bringing up that little girl, making it into something that it wasn't, and then bringing us up out of the blue.
Jake: It's actually you who was pulling away when I just asked you to explain yourself. As far as bringing you up, I'm a human being. So when I see you, sometimes I think about everything we've been through.
Cara: And why do you go back there?
Jake: Because ever since I met you, I don't like surprises, Cara, and I won't be surprised anymore. Yet you're out there daring me to fire you, and I can't stop thinking, asking myself, "What is it with this little girl and you?"
Cara: I told you, her parents are gonna ruin her life.
Jake: Really? Yet she's not your patient, right? And you practically rip their heads off? So I don't believe you when you say it's not personal. So if you want to talk about it -- you want to talk about it?
Amanda: Hey, babe. You ready to go?
Jake: My goodness, is it that late already? I'm sorry. I didn't realize it.
Amanda: We're going to Krystal's -- going-away party for Damon, our nephew.
Amanda: You can come.
Cara: Gosh, no. Thank you. I've got some work to do. Have fun.
Jake: Yeah. Ok. Do it?
Amanda: All right.
Colby: You like it?
Liza: I love it. Yeah.
Colby: It was a dress that I was gonna wear for Valentine's Day for Damon. I think that we'll get through this. We'll work through it. Who knows? Maybe one day you'll help me get ready for my wedding day.
Colby: I should go.
Liza: Honey, whoa. Just take it one day at a time, ok? One day at a time. Listen, whatever should happen tonight, I just want you to know that I love you more than you'll ever know.
Colby: And I love you, too. There is a favor that I want to ask of you.
Liza: Just name it.
Colby: Will you come? Please come to Damon's party with me tonight, please?
Liza: No. No, I can't go, baby. That's -- it's not my place. It's a going-away party that Tad's throwing for Damon. I have a ton of work to do.
Colby: Mom -- ok. I know that we've had our problems, but it would mean so much to me if you came.
J.R.: I haven't even divorced my wife yet. For me to get to the point to say that "I love you -- " I haven't even caught my breath yet.
J.R.: The company -- it's hanging on by a thread. The family -- you said it yourself. This situation with Colby and Damon, and A.J., who comes first -- so, no. I can't say that I love Annie.
Tad: Thank God you're thinking straight. J.R., you got so much on your plate. I'd hate to see you go spinning off into something you'll regret.
J.R.: It's all gonna work out, Tad. I understand Annie.
Tad: I sure hope so. Because I just had to say good-bye to a son that I barely got a chance to know. Jamie's on the other side of the world. It would kill me inside if I thought the only son I have left is about to make the mistake of his life.
J.R.: Annie's not the ticking time bomb that you're making her out to be.
Tad: You're the one that called her "wild and unpredictable." If it was me, I'd keep my eye on her. I'd let her know exactly where I stood at all times, or I'd start hiding the cutlery.
Annie: You want everyone to think you are sweet little Marissa, the innocent victim in all this. But you are the one who left J.R., yet you still want to control every aspect of his life!
Marissa: What are you talking about?
Annie: I heard you! Urging J.R. to cut me out of his life? It didn't work, did it, because you can't push him around with your little guilt trips anymore. So now you're trying to push my buttons. That's what you're trying to do. You're trying to get me to leave J.R. alone.
Marissa: Annie, have you taken your meds today?
Annie: Shut up. Shut up. You are the sick one because you are using J.R.'s son to manipulate him. I see you! I see what you do, using your pathetic little martyr routine.
Marissa: I cannot believe you are trying to turn this around on me.
Annie: Just admit it. You want him back. I see you, always hanging all over him.
Marissa: Why don't we just cut through the bull, Annie? The fact is that you've been circling J.R., because you still want him. You've wanted him ever since you were married to his father, now you want all of him. Isn't it a shame that he doesn't feel the same way about you?
Annie: You will never get J.R. back, so take your best shot.
Marissa: Where is this coming from? I don't want him.
Opal: That's it! Would you look at this place? Just as pretty as a pie party, isn't it? Oh. Hi, ladies. Um, girls, why don't we get the cake? It's in the kitchen.
Marissa: You want to pitch in, Annie?
Krystal: What was she doing here?
Marissa: We had a little chat, one that was a long time coming.
Krystal: From the look on your face, it didn't go so well.
Marissa: I'm just a little concerned about what happens next.
Krystal: What do you mean?
Marissa: You know what? We'll talk about this later. I'll be back in a minute.
Tad: Hi, Marissa. Bye, Marissa.
Jake: Ok. Let's get this party started!
Opal: Here is the cake! Maybe -- oh, you're just in time to put this on that platter right there for me. Yeah, I don't trust your brother. How are you holding up?
Tad: I'll let you know when it's over.
Opal: All righty.
Jake: Hey, there you go. Don't get so -- like that. California's a plane ride away. Take it easy.
Tad: Hey, thanks. I'll remind you of that when Trevor goes to college in Beijing.
Opal: Hey! There he is, our guest of honor!
Damon: This is crazy. Hi.
Krystal: Miss you so much.
Damon: I'm gonna miss you, too.
Tad: Ok. All right. It's too early to get maudlin. What do you say we all have a slice of -- cake?
Opal: Hey there.
Cara: Jake. Maybe if I apologize to the parents, I can make my case calmly and rationally. I just really want that kid to be ok.
Girl: Me voy a morir?
J.R.: Oh, Scott. Turn that frown upside down, pal. What's the matter? You miss me? I thought you said you were done with this house.
Scott: You really can't help yourself, can you?
J.R.: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Scott: It's one thing to put my stuff in storage, but you didn't keep up with the payments and the company sold off all my stuff.
J.R.: Ohh. That's a bummer. Must've been an accounting oversight at Chandler. We really have been short-handed ever since you brought that lawsuit on that gutted the place.
Scott: You are loving this. Whatever revenge you can get, you're gonna take, huh?
J.R.: Look, Scott, I am really sorry that you lost your favorite tie and your electric toothbrush. I really am, and I'd be glad to write you a check to replace your things.
Scott: No, I don't want anything from you.
J.R.: Then what are you doing here?
Scott: It seems you missed a box, J.R. -- of my mother's out in the gatehouse. I just put it in my car, but it belonged to her, just in case you're gonna try and get security to stop me.
J.R.: I wouldn't dare think of keeping you from getting out of here as fast as you possibly can.
Scott: Then I have all I need. I got my dad's painting, my mother's things -- all that matters, all that means anything. Look at you, J.R. Come on. You got this house. You got everything in it! It's worth a mint, yet it's empty, just like you. You really are the poorest son of a bitch I've ever known.
Annie: J.R., it's me. You have to call me as soon as you get this, ok? Do you understand? You have to call me. Ohh. No! Ugh! No! Answer it, J.R. Answer it.
Marissa: We have a problem.
[Phone stops ringing]
Annie: J.R., please, you have to call me back! You have to call me back! I need you!
J.R.: What's wrong?
Marissa: Annie. She came back to Krystal's without Emma. She started acting all crazy on me, J.R., making all kinds of accusations. We had it out. I called her on how I'm seeing her hanging around you all the time.
Annie: J.R., call me back! I feel like you're ignoring me on purpose. I feel like I'm losing it here! I am about five minutes away from doing something that we will both regret.
J.R.: You what?
Marissa: I confronted her about her feelings for you. It's obvious, J.R.
J.R.: Marissa, we've been through this.
Marissa: Yeah, and you said that I was imagining things.
J.R.: Of course, you are.
Marissa: No, J.R., I'm not. You've got blinders on. That woman still wants you, and she wants you something bad.
Automated voice: The mailbox is full.
Annie: What do you mean, the mailbox is full? I only left you three messages! Who else is leaving you messages?!
Automated voice: The mailbox is full. The mailbox is full.
Annie: Come on!
Automated voice: The mailbox is full.
Automated voice: The mailbox is full.
Annie: Stop saying that. J.R., I know you're there!
Automated voice: The mailbox is full.
Annie: Stop it about the stupid full mailbox! I know you're there! J.R., it's Annie. I really suggest you call me back, ok? You're really pushing me over the edge here.
Scott: Well. You look about as happy as I do. I bet you haven't been counting tongue depressors.
Cara: There are worse ways to spend your day.
Scott: Like having almost everything you own taken away?
Cara: That happen to you?
Scott: I officially have less worldly possessions than there are malaria patients on this floor, so --
Cara: Oh, man, I'm sorry.
Scott: Hey, at least I got a job. And now I have to deliver this to someone staying at the Yacht Club. Now, when I say it like that, it almost sounds important.
Cara: It's good that you can smile about it.
Scott: I have to reinvent myself. And this is forcing me to start from scratch, but, hey, I will be just fine.
Cara: That's a good attitude. Yeah. Do you mind if I borrow some of it?
Scott: Aw. It's all yours.
Scott: All right. Take care.
Damon: I didn't know if you'd be coming tonight.
Colby: I couldn't let you go without talking to you first.
Damon: Colby, I'm pretty sure there's nothing more to say.
Colby: Damon, please. Just give me a chance to try, please.
Krystal: All righty. Who wants chicken fingers?
Opal: Ooh! Chicken fingers! I'm ready. What about you girls?
Jake: Look who just became a vegetarian.
Amanda: You did not.
Jake: How are you doing?
Amanda: I'm good.
Jake: You're being particularly cuddly tonight.
Amanda: I know it's too early to know for sure, but I think we did it. I think we made a baby the other night.
Tad: I told Damon about U.C. Davis. He's gonna do it.
Liza: I know. I heard. I'm really glad. You ok?
Tad: It's a hell of an opportunity. Thank you.
Liza: It's the least I could do. It's really killing her that he's leaving, and I know it's got to be killing you, too.
Tad: Saying good-bye to your children is never easy.
Liza: God, I am so sorry. I'm so sorry -- what I did to Damon, what I did to Colby, what I did --
Tad: Liza, stop. Don't do that now, ok? I'm a little curious. Why are you even here tonight?
Liza: She wanted me to be here.
Tad: Terrific. Think about it, the three of you in one room? It's kind of dangerous, don't you think? We're playing with fire here. I hope you understand that.
Colby: Damon, it's not too late.
Damon: It is. It is. I can't go with you. I already made plans in California.
Damon: Yeah. I got accepted into a pre-law program there.
Colby: Damon, but you know how good we are together.
Damon: What I know is what a good person you are. But, Colby, you and I as a couple? Come on. Something has been wrong for a while now. We've been building this before you and Asher, before I did -- what I did, and that stuff was just proof that things weren't quite right, that we weren't quite right.
Colby: No, Damon. We both made mistakes, ok? But I love you, and you love me, and that is all that matters.
Damon: I do love you, Colby, but it's not enough. Not anymore.
Annie: Now listen to me carefully, A.J. It's really, really important that I talk to your daddy, but he's not answering his cell phone. Ok? So if you could just go in and look for him and tell him that I really, really need to talk to him, that would be great. Ok? Ok. Thank you, sweetheart. Ugh! No!
J.R.: I'm sorry. This is my fault. I loaded Annie up with so much work at Chandler.
Marissa: No, this is not work-related stress.
J.R.: You're right. She's worried about her position there. She thinks that I'm gonna bring Scott back on, which is not the case, so she's been hanging out a lot with me lately.
Marissa: Yeah, hanging out, like, all over you.
Marissa: No, no. I know what I heard, and I know the look that I saw in her eyes. Just watch your back, J.R. And whatever you do, keep an eye on A.J.
Annie: You are not going to do this to me.
Scott: Annie. What are you doing here? Let me guess. J.R.
Cara: Yeah. Great. Didn't want anyone to think I was being a stick in the mud, so --
Krystal: Ok, ok. So we've got lots of food. Amanda, could you help me with the ice cream? Opal's kind of busy with the girls.
Amanda: You bet.
Krystal: Ok. Thanks. Sorry.
Cara: Do you have a second?
Cara: Thank you. Did you get my message?
Jake: No. What message?
Cara: I said that I would go ahead, and I'd play the game. I'd do what I needed to do to mollify the girl's parents, get the hospital off the hook.
Jake: It's not a game, but good.
Cara: I left something -- I left something out of the message. You were right about it being personal. When I heard the little girl's father say what she couldn't do because of the cancer -- that was me. I was that little girl.
Tad: Colby is gonna be ok. She will be happy eventually. But you can't afford to let her see you like this.
Liza: Yeah. Ok.
Damon: I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. I knew this good-bye party thing was a bad idea. I think I'm just gonna go.
Colby: Mom, no. Wait. Wait. Where are you going? Mom, why are you crying?
Liza: Oh, Colby, honey, I am so sorry that I hurt you!
Colby: What do you mean? How did you hurt me?
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