All My Children Transcript Wednesday 8/17/11
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Ryan: Good morning.
Greenlee: You should've woken me up. Maybe you should come back upstairs again.
Ryan: I would love to come back upstairs again, but I got to go. I got to go. Love you.
Greenlee: Why do I get the feeling you're not going to the office?
Ryan: Because I'm not going to the office -- not right away, anyway.
Greenlee: I knew it. I thought we settled this last night.
Ryan: We settled it for the night, but there might be other people that David has locked away.
David: You living here now?
Cara: Just extra shifts.
David: Or maybe it's trouble on the home front, huh? I'm sorry.
Cara: Oh, please. Don't apologize for your miracles.
David: Dixie, huh?
Cara: There's Zach, too. Way to slam the door on my brother's chances with Kendall, by the way.
David: Or maybe you need to look at the bigger picture -- two people who were greatly loved are back among us.
Cara: It's just the timing. Obviously this stunt of yours has been in the works for a while?
David: Don't tell me you were really falling for Tad?
Cara: What I feel is none of your business, but remind me to call you the next time I want my life to go to hell.
Opal: I brewed some gingerroot tea here if you're -- oh. You got coffee, huh?
Tad: Yeah. You know, I haven't been able to put this stuff away. Dixie's old stuff -- I was gonna give it to Kathy when she got older, but now Dixie's home. Maybe she wants it back.
Opal: Where she? She's usually such an early riser. Is she still asleep?
Tad: She's moved in with J.R.
Opal: Why on earth would she do that?
Tad: Because she's desperate to help him. She figures the best way to do that is to be hands-on. Literally.
Opal: And Cara? Where she?
Tad: Work, I guess.
Opal: And what about you? Where are you?
Tad: I wish to hell I knew, Mama. I wish to hell I knew.
Dixie: Nope. Not a figment of a drunken imagination.
J.R.: You're serious, aren't you, about living here?
Dixie: J.R., I am never leaving you again.
Kendall: Good morning. Zach? Oh, no, no, no. Oh, no.
Zach: Nice balloon.
Kendall: Oh, you're ok?
Kendall: I came in here, I saw the empty bed, and I thought something happened to you.
Zach: He took me to run some tests.
Kendall: Ok. Could you at least maybe next time put up a sign like, "Back in 10: Running tests," or something?
Griffin: It's ok. He's all right, Kendall. I'm --
Kendall: Thank God.
Griffin: I'm more worried about you.
Kendall: I'm fine.
Griffin: No, you're not. You're flushed, and you're breathing hard, and you're drinking some grande something.
Kendall: It's decaf.
Griffin: You got to stop putting so much stress on your heart. It can only take so much.
Opal: Yeah, I'm guessing you must be at real sixes and sevens. I mean, here you and Cara -- things were just starting to bubble up, and then out of nowhere, Dixie is here. I can hardly believe it still. I mean, talk about soup. Ohh. And I just can't stop thinking about me spilling the beans to Cara about Dixie. I mean, I hit her right between the eyes, and that was your news to tell. I just --
Tad: Ma? Ma, look at me. Cut yourself some slack, ok? It's not like Cara didn't know about me and Dixie, about what we had. Whether she found out from you or me or a singing telegram, I don't think it really matters that much.
Opal: Have you got any idea what you're gonna do?
Tad: Therein lies the rub, because I can't get past just finishing my coffee. This is crazy, Ma. For years I was thinking about getting a job as the palace eunuch, and here I am vibrating between two of the most amazing women I've ever known, just stuck in the middle.
Opal: Well, neither of them are here.
Tad: No. There is that. As soon as Cara found out about Dixie, she moved into the hospital, so we could be together. And when Dixie found out that I was married to Cara, she couldn't have been sweeter.
Opal: But does Dixie know why you married Cara?
Tad: Not yet.
Opal: How come?
Tad: Because you know how it started out. My marriage to Cara stopped being an arrangement. It didn't seem fair to throw out the green card excuse in front of Dixie when the fact is I'd really started to fall for Cara, and that she was falling for me.
David: All right. Just hold on for a second. Tell me what I should've done. Should I have let these people die so that you can have your little love fest with Tad and your brother could have a go a Kendall? Is that it?
Cara: No, no. Obviously not. Giving people a second chance at life -- that's amazing.
David: Thank you for acknowledging that.
Cara: You know what's not amazing, though, is letting everyone believe these people have been dead for years. Why didn't you bring them back to their family a long time ago? Time doesn't stand still. People move on.
David: So when you say "people," you mean Tad, right?
Cara: You sat back and you watched everyone live their lives, build these new relationships, when all along you knew that one day you would play God -- I'm sorry, the devil -- and blow everything up for them.
David: All right. You know something? I think you're mad at the wrong person right now. You fell in love with one Martin, and what did he do? He crushed your heart. So what did you do? You went and fell for another Martin -- the bigger, dumber one. For someone who was supposed to be pretty smart, that was a pretty stupid thing to do.
Cara: That is just so typical of you -- screw up lives, and then attack the people you hurt.
David: Ok, let me explain something to you. Those Martins that you revere so much? They love it when people look at them and see heroes. Ok? But if you stick around, you will learn what I learned a long time ago -- that underneath those phony halos, they're people that just love to maintain that image. Ok? And that's all it is, an image, because underneath it all, they're no better than any of us. Enjoy your new digs.
Cara: Ohh --
Colby: Hope you guys are hungry. Breakfast is almost ready.
Dixie: Oh, great -- as long as it's not pancakes.
Colby: I'm sorry. That's -- that's actually kind of weird.
J.R.: That's funny.
Dixie: Thank you. I couldn't resist.
Colby: Anyways, Dixie, I'm really happy J.R. invited you to stay here.
Colby: Mm-hmm. Maybe you can help him, because I am all out of ideas.
J.R.: A couple of losers follow her vlog, she thinks she's got the answers to everything.
Dixie: She's concerned.
Dixie: I tried to get what I thought were your favorites.
J.R.: You did this? Are you for real?
Dixie: I think we've established that.
J.R.: What are you trying to pull?
Dixie: J.R., if I'd thrown out all your alcohol, you'd just go and buy some more, and I really don't want you driving drunk. Besides, we're still going shot for shot, right? So this way, we can just get started. Do you want to pour, or shall I?
J.R.: You made your point. You can't drink -- it'll kill you.
Dixie: Well, then I guess my life is in your hands.
Greenlee: For all the horror that David has put us and everyone else through, he's also given us so many miracles -- Dixie, Zach, me. So why can't we just live our lives and leave the revenge to someone else?
Ryan: It's about justice, ok? For every life that David has saved, he's also caused a lot of pain, and that has to stop.
Greenlee: You don't have to be the one to stop him.
Ryan: He brought you back, but he used you. He manipulated -- he blackmailed you, and you had to fight as hard as you possibly could fight for your freedom. I don't want other people to have to go through that.
Zach: Why do I need that?
Griffin: As I've explained, you have to finish the full course of antibiotics.
Zach: I feel like I have.
Griffin: It's my call, but soon. Ok? I promise.
Kendall: Zach, Griffin knows best.
Griffin: Ooh. He's kind of grumpy for a guy that just got back from the grave, isn't he? Let me know if you need anything.
Zach: I won't.
Kendall: Thank you, Griff.
Griffin: I'll check in on you later.
Kendall: You know, he's just trying to help you.
Zach: I want to go home. As long as I'm here, he's not helping me. I'm sorry. Do you remember the note I gave you before I left? When I asked you what it was that you really wanted, because I couldn't figure it out? Remember that?
Zach: I guess not being able to figure you out is -- it's part of your charm, but I'm --
Kendall: My note answered your question. All I want is you, and it's still all I want. And now I have you back. I watched you sleep all night. I was afraid to close my eyes, because I thought if I did, you might disappear.
Zach: I'm not going anywhere.
Kendall: I thought that you -- I came here, and I saw the empty bed, and I thought you had died, or -- I don't know -- I'd imagined you being alive or --
Zach: Hey, hey. You feel this? This seems pretty real to me.
Tad: Do you believe in fate? I mean, that, you know -- that we're here to do what we're supposed to, and if you don't, life brings you right back to where you're supposed to be? Because when Dixie passed, everybody knows we weren't together, but we were close. We were so close, and then she died, and I thought that chance was gone.
Opal: And now you have that chance again.
Tad: Yeah. And Dixie had been on my mind for weeks before she showed up. The night that I found her, I was talking to her. I was talking to our star the way I had a thousand times, and I turn around and there she is. Big as life, and I -- I shocking as it was, I realized that it's like I couldn't say good-bye, because I'm not supposed to. Because Dixie and I, we've never really been that far apart. Except for now, I'm married to one of the most incredible women I've ever known.
Opal: You know what your problem is?
Tad: I haven't got a clue.
Opal: You're too good a man. You don't want to hurt anybody. You want everybody to get what they want, and you're gonna turn yourself inside out and try to make that happen.
Tad: Sometimes the hardest thing we ever have to do is the right thing, and I don't even know where to begin.
Opal: You will, honey. I promise.
David: Dr. Castillo --
Griffin: Dr. H.
David: I need information --
Griffin: Fresh out.
David: On Zach.
Griffin: The man who almost died under your care? The man whose very existence you kept secret from me?
David: You gonna hold on to that forever, or are you gonna be a grown-up and give me an update on his condition?
Griffin: The infection is almost gone. He'll make a full recovery once he's off the antibiotics.
David: That's great news. What about his mental emotional state?
Griffin: Stronger than you'd expect from a man back from the grave, kept from his family.
David: I need him 100% ready in every possible way.
Griffin: Ready for what?
David: That's not your concern.
Griffin: Tell me what you mean.
David: You chose the wrong side, Doctor. Therefore, you're gonna have to wait with the rest of the mortals to find out.
J.R.: This game of yours, it's not gonna work on me.
Dixie: Ok. Maybe we can just talk.
J.R.: Actually, I'm all talked out right now.
Dixie: J.R., there's so much, though, that I don't know about your life.
J.R.: Well, you've heard the overviews. The rest is just details.
Dixie: Baby, I know that you've suffered so much, and I know that you've lost so many people, but there are so many people who still love you. What about Marissa? You want to talk --
J.R.: All right. You know what? We have covered the greatest hits.
Dixie: J.R., I can't help you if you don't let me.
J.R.: What about Kathy? Why don't you go play dress up and tea party with her and quit butting in where you're not wanted? Pretending that you want to do shots.
Dixie: J.R., I am where I want to be.
J.R.: Tad must be bummed. He's been wishing on that star of yours for years now. You're finally back. You don't want to be with him?
Dixie: Of course, I do.
J.R.: You sure? Maybe all that love for Tad didn't come back from the dead, hmm, or maybe you're still sleeping with Hayward.
Dixie: I despise David.
J.R.: He saved your life.
Dixie: He may have saved my life, but just hearing his name makes me sick.
J.R.: Oh, what did he do to you?
Dixie: I don't remember everything.
Tad: So how was the sleepover? Sorry I asked.
J.R.: Mom was just telling me how much she wants to help me.
Tad: Well, then I guess I'm in the right place, because I want to help you, too.
J.R.: You mean that?
Tad: You know I do.
J.R.: I can't let Marissa win full custody of A.J. I need you both to testify on my behalf.
Jesse: Crazy time, huh? Every time that door opens, I half expect another Pine Valleyite to come walking back from the dead.
Ryan: Definitely crazy, which is part of the reason why I wanted to talk to you. I've been thinking a lot about Zach's plane crash.
Jesse: Well, as you know, Reverend Ricky Torres is locked up doing a lot of time for that crime.
Ryan: But somebody had to be close enough to that crash site to pull Zach out of there. I have no idea how, but the odds of David just happening to be there --
Jesse: Slim to none.
Ryan: Exactly. You see where I'm going with this?
Jesse: Yeah. I don't like it.
Ryan: Now, David doesn't want to talk about details about how he happened to save Zach.
Jesse: Or Dixie.
Ryan: Right. So I would like to talk to Ricky. Can you swing that for me?
Kendall: Ok. Hold it. Just -- I know you're not that thrilled, but the boys, they insisted that I take a picture of you holding a red balloon, red for the Red Wings. So all right.
Zach: Then take the picture already.
Kendall: Ok. Ok. Hold on. I'm doing it now. Ah, ha ha! Perfect, perfect.
Zach: Can I let go?
Kendall: You do look kind of cute. You look really cute. I have to come over there right now because you look amazingly cute. Mm --
Griffin: Was gonna ask you how you're feeling, but I'm guessing better.
Zach: I'll be better when I can go home and stop taking drugs.
Griffin: We've been through this.
Kendall: When will he be off his medication, and when can he just go home?
Griffin: I don't have an exact timetable, but I can tell you that he's healing faster than expected.
Kendall: When Zach puts his mind to something, he makes it happen.
Zach: I'm gonna put my mind to maybe making myself sleep a little bit.
Griffin: I think that's a great idea.
Kendall: Ok. All right. Yes. Sleep. Rest. I'll be back.
Kendall: Can I -- I need a favor.
Greenlee: Going through your employees' lockers?
David: This room is for staff, thank you.
Greenlee: I want answers. What happened to me?
David: Neglectful, withholding parents, overindulgent grandparents, a father who came on the scene far too late.
Greenlee: I mean, what did you do to me in that lab of yours?
David: Nothing very interesting.
Greenlee: You drugged me. With what?
David: It's a vasodilator.
Greenlee: What is that?
David: When you lied to me and said that you were experiencing numbness, I used a vasodilator to increase your blood flow. It opens arterial walls, ok, which, in turn, would alleviate the numbness you faked.
Greenlee: No. No. It had to be something else, some other drug.
David: Hmm, sorry to disappoint
Greenlee: No, but there has to be. I had a dream about Leo, and it was very real.
David: [Chuckles] All right. Look. If you're fantasizing about Leo, it has nothing to do with what I gave you. It's because he's on your mind because, despite all the nonstop noise you keeping making how Ryan is the love of your life, I know better.
Greenlee: You think you always do.
David: Oh, but I do. I know what Leo meant to you, Greenlee, and what you meant to him, how intense it was. So go ahead. Ask me one more time. Is Leo really alive? If you ask if Leo is alive, you're terrified that you'd be betraying Ryan. Last chance. Do you want know or not?
Greenlee: You're loving this, aren't you?
David: If you won't ask, I won't tell -- and you'll just have to settle for dreams of Leo.
Greenlee: Say that again.
David: You'll just have to settle for dreams of Leo.
Greenlee: You're right. I did come here to ask you if Leo might still be alive and to figure out where you might be keeping him.
David: Go ahead. Give it your best shot.
Greenlee: I don't have to. You just gave me my answer.
David: Really? Pray tell.
Greenlee: Leo is dead.
David: And you're sure about that?
Greenlee: Yeah. I am. You just told me, or at least the look in your eye just did when you told me I'd have to settle for dreams of Leo, because you have to settle for dreams of him, too, and the next time your brother comes to you in your dreams, I hope he tells you he hates you for manipulating me like this, because he would.
Ryan: Ricky Torres could be the key to finding out why Hayward was anywhere near that plane crash.
Jesse: Ok. True, but you're not meeting anybody. You also need to cut this vigilante crap with Hayward.
Ryan: So what does that mean? You're not gonna help me out with this?
Jesse: I didn't say that, ok? I'll help you but by the book. I'll talk to Torres. I'll find out if he knows anything about Hayward, ok?
Cara: I saw Tad's car wasn't in the driveway, so I thought this would be a great time for me to --
Cara: Pick up my things.
Opal: I was gonna stash that. I just wasn't 100% sure that the honeymoon was off. Oh, I'm so sorry. I just have a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease.
Cara: It's ok.
Opal: No. It isn't ok. It isn't. You are hurting, and I just seem to make things worse.
Opal: I feel so sorry that I was the one to let the Dixie cat out of the bag.
Cara: Really, Opal, it's ok. It's fine.
Opal: No. I mean, the situation with you and Tad is just so complicated here. Your love was just blossoming, and --
Cara: Oh --
Opal: How can I help?
Cara: I don't want to talk about it, if that's ok.
Opal: I understand.
Cara: Ok. I'll be real quick. Excuse me.
Opal: Take your time.
Tad: What, exactly, do you want us to testify to?
J.R.: That I'm sober. Ask Mom. Have I had a drink today?
Dixie: Not as far as I know.
J.R.: She bought some really good scotch, too --
Dixie: That was to make a point.
J.R.: But I'm done with alcohol for good, because there's no way in hell that Marissa is gonna take my son from me, and having you two standing next to me in court vouching for me, that would go a long way with the judge. So can I count on you?
Dixie: Of course --
J.R.: Well, that's great.
Dixie: But we're not gonna lie to the judge about your drinking.
J.R.: But I'm sober.
Tad: As of last night.
J.R.: I'm done drinking.
Dixie: Well, that's great. That's great. Then we're going to support you.
J.R.: Except in court.
Dixie: Well, you can't lie to the judge, J.R. It's not gonna help you.
J.R.: Thanks for nothing.
Dixie: Come on. Where you going?
J.R.: I'm gonna go get my son without your help.
Dixie: Well, that went well.
Tad: Welcome home. You got a minute?
Dixie: Yeah. Of course. Sure.
Tad: Ok, because we should have a talk about you and me.
Zach: What are you doing?
Griffin: Making sure you're ready.
Zach: For what?
Griffin: For this.
Spike: Daddy Zach!
Zach: Ha ha ha! Ah, my boys. Come here. I missed you. Hug me.
Ian: I missed you, too.
Zach: You did? Oh. Mm!
Kendall: Oh, yes.
Zach: You guys have gotten so big. Look at you.
Zach: Hey, hi.
Kendall: What do you think, Spikey, huh?
Spike: We thought you were in heaven.
Zach: Yeah. Well, it turns out, they wouldn't let me into heaven. Plus, I didn't want to miss time with you guys.
Kendall: I told them that somebody found you and took care of you.
Zach: Yeah. I was in a very strange place.
Spike: Where were you?
Zach: Eh, it's tough to explain. It's just a place where I had to be to get better before I came home.
Spike: Don't go away ever again.
Zach: I won't. Promise you, this is where I want to be.
Colby: Hey, where's Dixie?
J.R.: Don't ask me.
Colby: Well, you must've said something to her if she left. What happened?
J.R.: Maybe you never quit blaming me for everything that goes wrong in this house.
Colby: Wow. Ok. It's not even lunch yet, and the day just keeps on getting better. Hmm.
Liza: Colby, how are you?
Colby: Oh, I'm good. I'm good. Why are you here?
J.R.: I called her.
Colby: You d? Ok. Well, I'll just leave you two alone, then.
Liza: Wait, Colby. Wait.
Colby: No. I'm not interested. I'm not. I'm not.
Liza: It's been so long. Can't we just talk for a minute?
Colby: Well, I haven' heard from you in months.
Liza: I was giving you space.
Colby: I have tons of that.
Liza: I know, honey. I'm so sorry. I heard about you and Asher.
Colby: You want his number?
Liza: Well, I'd love to help.
Colby: No, thanks. I'm actually good. You obviously want something from me, and I'm fine. I don't need your help. I don't need anything.
Liza: Colby, wait. Can you just --
J.R.: Sorry about that.
Liza: Ok. So what was so damn important that you need me over here right away?
J.R.: Marissa is suing me for full custody of A.J., and I'm hiring you to keep that from happening.
Dixie: I mean, I know we did the right thing telling J.R. we wouldn't lie for him, but I feel bad. He's in so much pain. I miss the days when, you know, a hug would make everything better.
Tad: Yeah. Well, I got to be honest, you know? He's been on the edge for years. I mean, he nearly lost it when Stuart died, but then I thought he got sober, and he was on the road again. I guess I was wrong. Dixie, I'm sorry. I know I gave you my word, and I've tried. I've talked to him. I've supported him. I even babysat him when I had to. I guess it just hasn't done much good.
Dixie: What are you talking about? It's done a lot of good. He may be really angry, but I can see how much he loves you and respects you. I mean, you've been more of a father to him than Adam has ever been.
Tad: Well, we may not share blood, but we share you. Every time I look at him, I see you, and all I ever wanted for him was just to be happy.
Dixie: I know it's been a lot for you. You've had to handle all of this on your own, and I'm sorry, but I promise you, now that I'm back, we'll help him together, ok?
Tad: Well, about that together thing, I think it's time you and I had a talk about my marriage to Cara.
Griffin: What, are you hiding out?
Cara: Um, no. Just thinking.
Griffin: Ooh, scary.
Cara: I'm leaving.
Griffin: No, you're not.
Cara: I have to.
Griffin: You're gonna flag Immigration, get deported.
Cara: I'll take the chance.
Griffin: Cara, if you get deported, there's a price on your head. Have you forgotten that?
Cara: No, but it's a big world, and there are plenty of places that I can go underground.
Griffin: Look. I -- I know you're unhappy --
Cara: Ha ha!
Griffin: But I need you to promise me you're not gonna do anything stupid.
Cara: Hmm. Ok. Well, I've already done a lot of stupid. So I don't think there's any of that left in me.
Griffin: Promise me.
Cara: I promise. Ok.
Kendall: You know what? I don't know. We got to get these crazy kids home, ok?
Greenlee: Ok. Go. Go, go, go, go, little rugrats. Go.
Kendall: Come on. Let's go.
Kendall: Hey. Ok. Please tell me that look on your face has nothing to do with Zach's condition.
Griffin: No. Zach is great. He's great. How was the big family reunion, huh? Were you guys happy to see Daddy?
Griffin: He was happy to see you.
Kendall: Oh, he was. Thank you for making that happen.
Griffin: Anything I can do. Heading home?
Kendall: Actually, we are.
Griffin: Can I give you a lift?
Kendall: Yeah. We'll take it.
Griffin: After you.
Kendall: Come on. Let's march. Can we march? Ok. Let's just go now. Come on. Yeah.
Greenlee: Well, you look a hell of a lot better than the last time I saw you.
Greenlee: Ha ha! Not using your words today? I know how it is. Everyone thought you were dead and then here you are. Everything pretty much looks the same, but everything has changed.
Zach: Yeah. It has.
Tad: You see, Cara needed a green card, and I was there. I was available, so I married her.
Dixie: Were you dating?
Tad: No. Anything but. We were more like friends.
Dixie: That's crazy. I mean, you l say it like it's so casual, like it's no big deal, but it's a huge deal, you know? I mean, her whole history with Jake and, I mean, this is years of your life we're talking about here. I mean, not that it's a horrible punishment, certainly. She's a very lovely and attractive, amazing woman.
Tad: Dixie, she is. She's amazing. She's great, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Dixie: I can see that.
Tad: What do you mean?
Dixie: Well, I see the way he looks at you, Tad. I mean, it may have started as a marriage of convenience, but I think it's pretty clear that she's in love with you.
Tad: Yeah. About that, I mean, as long as we're about total honesty, the fact is, the day that I found you, we were about to go away on a real honeymoon.
Dixie: So, um, it's not one-sided?
Tad: That's what I'm trying to tell you. It is, and that's why we have a problem --
Tad: Because, like, the moment I found you under the stars, under our star, I knew. Oh, what the hell? I've always known you're the one. You always have been. I love you, Dixie. I never stopped.
Cara: Hi. I'd like to make a reservation, please -- one passenger, one way. How far can you take me?
Liza: Listen. We got a lot of work to do, so let's start talking about some strategy.
J.R.: It's not necessary.
Liza: You lost me.
J.R.: The only thing you have to do is find out who the judge will be.
Liza: Ok. What are you up to?
J.R.: Just work with me on this, all right?
Liza: You know this sounds sticky.
J.R.: If you help me get my kid back, I'll help you get yours.
Ryan: So? Did you see Torres?
Jesse: Yep. Dead.
David: It's taken care of then? Excellent. They'll be safe for now.
Kendall: The boys are so excited.
Griffin: It's a good life.
Kendall: I was so afraid that I would lose Zach all over again. You saved his life. Thank you.
Griffin: David was the one who saved Zach's life.
Greenlee: Zach, what's wrong? Talk to me. What, are you worried about Kendall? Are you worried about her heart? I mean, she's fine.
Zach: Yeah. I'm worried about her heart. I'm worried she's given it to somebody else. Are her and Griffin having a relationship?
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