All My Children Transcript Thursday 9/1/11
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Erica: There. "M.R., Spinnacle Street Facility, Number 25, Los Angeles."
Erica: Mike Roy.
Opal: I thought you had given up on this pipe dream that David might be holding Mike Roy on ice somewhere.
Erica: "Somewhere" could be Los Angeles. It could be L.A. Mike Roy might actually be alive and well and living in Southern California.
Jack: Hey. Opal, good to see you. I do hope you've managed to talk some sense into Erica about chasing ghosts.
Marissa's voice: Go ahead, J.R., do it. Release the tape. I will not be blackmailed, and neither will Bianca.
J.R.: Damn it, Marissa! Don't make me use this to save my son.
Bianca: And you are worried that J.R. is gonna call your bluff and release that video, aren't you?
Marissa: I don't think it's a bluff. And in J.R.'s current state of mind, I wouldn't even allow him to visit A.J.
A.J.: You're holding hands.
Marissa: Yeah. That's because we like each other.
A.J.: I like you, too.
Marissa: Me, too.
Tad: Hey. Look at this. It's nice to see such happy family, complete with garden gnome. Not so happy? What's up?
Bianca: Um, you know what, A.J.? Why don't we go in the kitchen? I think Nana Krystal is making some brownies. Come on.
Tad: Ok, ok, ok. What has J.R. done this time?
Marissa: He has a video of me and Bianca. Yeah, that kind of video.
Tad: And he wants to use it to get A.J. back.
Dixie: Ohh. Is it on the Internet already?
J.R.: Is what on the Internet?
Dixie: The news. Honey, the board voted you out. You're no longer running Chandler.
Angie: I told you I wanted to be alone with her.
Jesse: You did, but you know I couldn't leave you here.
Angie: And I can't leave her.
Jesse: Let me take you home.
Angie: Jesse, I saw her. I saw Ellie. I saw our little girl. I saw her, and I thought to myself, "thank God it was all just a nightmare. Ellie, you're alive." Oh, and just -- she was just sleeping, sleeping in my arms, Jesse. The most peaceful, contented sleep you can imagine: Little soft breaths, her mouth curled like an "O," and her eyes fluttering. She was dreaming, and somehow I just knew that she was dreaming about me.
Jesse: That's pretty amazing.
Angie: Ellie was so happy. And she and I, we were connected. We were as connected as we were when I carried her inside me. Oh, Jesse, why? Why? Why?
Jesse: God, I wish I had those answers.
Angie: [Cries] You watch over her. I don't understand why you took her so soon. Maybe you just needed another angel to watch over us. But please, God, I need you to tell Ellie that her mother will always remember her. And that when I get my sight back, I will see her beauty in every child, and try very hard not to cry over another mother's good fortune, but celebrate their children the way I would her if she were still here. I don't know when my time will be up, but I will try my best to be my best so that in heaven I can hold my baby for the first time.
Erica: I love my life, the one I'm living right now. I have no desire to live in the past. I just have one question for you, though.
Jack: A question. What is that?
Erica: If I had proof that someone you once loved was alive --
Jack: Ok, listen. I told you I love you, so you do anything you have to do regarding this subject. Now let's change the subject. It seems like your new book is creating quite a stir in the literary circles.
Opal: Oh. The one that she wrote when she was being held hostage?
Erica: Yes. "Erica Kane: Uncensored."
Jack: As a matter of fact, your publisher wants you to start promoting it. She's booked you on some late-night talk shows.
Erica: But I can't leave town right now. I mean, these all shoot on the West Coast.
Jack: Yes -- in Los Angeles, to be exact. It's only a few days.
Erica: Are you saying you think I should go?
Jack: Absolutely. I think you should start moving forward with your life.
Erica: That is very good advice from the man I love. Ok. I'll go to Los Angeles.
Jack: That was way too easy.
Erica: You love me, and I know you always want what's best for me, and I think it's probably about time that I started listening to you.
Jack: Amen. Look, I'd go with you, but I've got a calendar full of court dates, unfortunately.
Erica: I understand.
Jack: But I'll miss you like crazy. Tell you what, why don't you let my office book all your arrangements, all right?
Erica: That's very sweet.
Jack: Yeah, it is, isn't it? Come here. See you later, Opal.
Opal: All righty.
Erica: Shake your head a little bit more and it might just fall off.
Opal: Talk shows, my Aunt Fanny. The only reason you agreed to go west is so you could find out if Mike Roy is dead or alive.
Erica: I can multitask.
Opal: Yeah? Since you're taking advice right now so freely, why don't you take a little tidbit from a woman who knows? When a dog digs, she usually gets one of two things. Sometimes she gets a bone, but most of the time she's just digging empty holes.
Erica: I certainly hope that I am not the dog in that little tidbit.
Opal: Erica, come on. Tear up this file before everything you got with Jackson ends up in the shredder.
David: This is just a small token of my gratitude for everything you've done for our hospital in the past, and for what you did for Cara Castillo in the present. I appreciate you helping her out with her immigration issues.
Agnes: Dr. Castillo saved my life. The least I could do was try to make hers a tiny bit easier.
David: I'll check in with you later, all right?
Agnes: Oh, and, David?
Agnes: Have you thought anything about what your father said?
David: Uh, yeah. Agnes, my father -- he passed a long time ago.
Agnes: He did.
David: But he came to you in a tunnel of light to give me a message to make the right choice?
Agnes: That's right.
David: I believe I've done that.
Agnes: Tell me.
David: I don't know if you've heard, but I've recently made a major medical breakthrough, something that will change the way that we look at life and death. Now, did my father mention anything about my work?
Agnes: As a matter of fact, he did.
Agnes: Yeah. He said, "Leave God's work to God."
Tad: Dixie swore that J.R. was making progress. I guess he's even managed to lie to his mother.
Marissa: Maybe you can talk to him, get him to see that --
Tad: I've tried over and over again. I talk till I'm blue in the face. He just tunes me out.
Marissa: God. I mean, if you can't talk to him, then who can?
Tad: Whatever good there is in J.R. definitely comes from his mother. If we're lucky, we tell her what's going on, maybe eventually he'll have to listen to her.
Dixie: Baby, the only reason the board told me was because they couldn't reach you. J.R., are you listening? Can you hear me?
J.R.: I'll deal with Chandler later. My first priority still hasn't changed. I'll get my son back no matter what it costs.
Jesse: Baby, why don't you let me put you to bed.
Angie: I just want to go to sleep, dream about my baby again -- but I can't because Maya and Lucy are here.
Jesse: We don't have to tell Maya today.
Angie: Maya is desperate to find her baby. When I came to after the birth, and I asked you to hold our baby, and you didn't get her right away, those few seconds when I thought -- knew something was wrong, it was the worst -- I thought it was the worst moments of my life. And I won't make Maya wait one more second to hold her baby, and I need to do it alone.
Jesse: I love you, Angela. I always will. I'll be back.
Erica: David, I just want you to know that I am completely and utterly happy with Jack.
David: Are you telling this to me or are you telling it to yourself?
Erica: What I'm telling you is that I don't care if you are keeping all my long-lost loves alive.
David: I'm happy for you, Erica, that you finally made peace with your decision to settle for what passes as bliss in this town you call home. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to change the world.
Erica: Hello, Agnes.
Erica: It's been way too long.
Agnes: Oh, indeed it has.
Erica: I understand you had a close call with some bad berries.
Agnes: Bad berries, but I had a wonderful near-death experience.
Erica: Oh, my. But you're on the mend, and I'm sure you'll be back out there in no time. I'm gonna let you rest.
Agnes: Erica, first, I want to tell you I saw Mona over there.
Erica: My mother?
Agnes: And she gave me a message for you.
Dixie: J.R., you're not gonna get your son back until you stop staring at whatever it is you're looking at and feeling sorry for yourself. [Drops a book] There. Do I have your attention now? Can you please tell me what is you're looking at so intently?
Tad: A sex tape.
Dixie: I'm sorry? What?
Tad: Marissa with Bianca. J.R. intends to blackmail A.J. away from his mother. I know Adam would be proud.
Dixie: Is this true?
J.R.: She left me no choice.
Marissa: What if J.R. takes the video and puts on the internet? What if A.J. sees it? How will I ever explain that to him?
A.J.: Mommy, look!
Brot: Long night.
Jesse: Tell me about it.
Brot: Looks like you could use this more than me. What's up?
Jesse: I just spent the night watching over Angela -- at Ellie's grave. Yeah, she knows.
Brot: You told her?
Jesse: Yeah. Maya was on a mission to find her baby, Tad was helping, so I had to tell Angela. She wanted me to take her to Ellie's grave. When we got there, she refused to leave. She actually spent the night sleeping on the ground where Ellie's buried. She said that she dreamt about her. It took everything I had to get her home.
Brot: Is she gonna tell Maya?
Jesse: Yeah. She has to. She's not gonna lie to Maya the way I lied to Angela.
Brot: Yeah, but you only did that because you love her.
Jesse: Yeah. I lost my little girl now, because of what I've done. I could lose everything.
Angie: I know you're not mine, but I don't feel that way. I lost my baby, but I have just held you for so long, Lucy.
Maya: Oh, you've got her. Thank God. When I woke up, and she wasn't there, I was so scared. Is something wrong, Angie? Is your baby ok?
J.R.: Look at this. See what kind of mother Marissa is. See what kind of family she wants my son growing up in. She ought to be ashamed of herself.
Tad: The only person bringing shame on their family is you.
J.R.: How can you take her side like that?
Tad: They haven't done anything wrong!
J.R.: Nothing wrong, huh?
Dixie: Stop, everybody. Just stop. If J.R. is hell-bent on ruining his life, there is nothing you or I or anybody can do about it. All we can do is try to save A.J.
J.R.: That's exactly what I'm trying to do.
Dixie: No, it's not! You're just standing there spewing hatred, and it's wrong! Baby, I know it's been hard for you growing up with Adam as a father. I know he's passed on his anger to you, and you're carrying it around. You know, look at this. Here. Look at that.
J.R.: It's me and my father.
Dixie: Yeah -- when you were A.J.'s age.
J.R.: I'm smiling.
Dixie: Yeah. You always had the most amazing, bright smile. I haven't seen a lot of it since I've been back. When I look at your son, there it is again -- beautiful, pure, innocent smile. What is it that you want for your son? What do you want to pass on to him? Do you really want him to become the man that you are right now?
A.J.: It's a house, a new one.
Marissa: You drew this?
Marissa: Oh, it's really good.
Bianca: Nice architectural eye, buddy. Hey, do you mind if I borrow this for a second? I want to show your mom something.
A.J.: Go for it.
Marissa: What you got?
Bianca: This. This house just went on the market. It doesn't have the bold strokes of A.J.'s design, but it's not gonna last very long -- this price. It's beautiful.
Marissa: Oh, my God, it is. It's beautiful. I love it. This is what we should be focusing on. We should be thinking positively. This is great.
Bianca: So what do you say we go pick up Gaby and Miranda and check it out?
Marissa: Hey, A.J.? Would you like to go on a little adventure? Ha ha ha!
Erica: Agnes, I know that you and my mother were very close, but my mother's been gone for years.
Agnes: None of us is really gone, Erica.
Erica: A message? What was it?
Agnes: Be satisfied with your life in Pine Valley.
Erica: I am. Everything I want is right here -- Jack, my girls. I'm not looking for anything else.
Agnes: Your mother thinks you're fascinated by the far-off hills, no matter what anyone says.
Erica: My mother is still trying to look out for me from beyond the grave.
Agnes: That's part of being a mother.
Erica: Agnes, if you have another contact with my mother, would you give her a message for me?
Agnes: I will.
Erica: Will you tell her not to worry? I'll be just fine.
Agnes: All right. Thanks.
Erica: Thank you. Bye.
Agnes: Just as you predicted, Mona.
David: What do you want, Jack?
Jack: Hayward, it seems you have some people in this town believing you walk on water.
David: If you ask me, it's about time.
Jack: When you sink -- and you will sink -- I want to make sure you don't drag Erica down with you.
Brot: Chief, let me take the bullet for you. I'll go to Angie and tell her that I found the baby in my patrol car, I brought the baby to you, and that this whole thing was -- that it was my idea.
Jesse: Listen, I appreciate your loyalty -- you're a good soldier, Monroe -- but if anybody's taking a bullet here, it's gonna be me. You are not risking your badge.
Brot: I believe Angie will understand why you did it.
Jesse: I'm gonna spend the rest of my life making it right for her -- if she'll let me.
Angie: There is nothing wrong with this baby. She is perfectly fine.
Maya: She is. And I hope my baby is half as sweet -- if I find her.
Angie: Oh, she is. She is just as sweet, and just as beautiful.
Maya: How -- did someone find my baby? Angie, did Jesse or Tad?
Maya: What? Where is she? Angie, please tell me. Where is she?
Angie: Right here. My Lucy -- she's yours, Maya.
Maya: Why would you say that, that Lucy is mine?
Angie: You left your little girl in a squad car, and you know Jesse's chief of police.
Maya: And your baby?
Angie: Gone. And Jesse gave me Lucy. But she belongs to you.
David: So what's going on? Is Angie ready for the surgery or what?
Jesse: That's why I'm here. We need to call it off.
Opal: Hey there!
Opal: What's up?
Erica: Opal, you still believe in the afterlife, don't you?
Opal: You bet I do. Sure. All these trials and tribulations we go through here on earth -- they better be preparation for something, right? Why do you ask? Did you suddenly get religion or something?
Erica: Oh. It's not important. No, I have made a decision.
Opal: Oh, boy.
Erica: You haven't even heard what it is yet.
Opal: Yeah, I don't think I have to.
Erica: I am going to L.A. to promote my book.
Opal: Why am I not surprised?
Erica: But there's more.
Opal: Too soon to say "Oh, boy" again?
Erica: I want you to go with me.
Dixie: Look at this -- all these happy moments between father and son. Do you think when A.J. is older, and he looks at this book, he's gonna remember the good times or just your anger?
J.R.: I can't lose him.
Dixie: Baby, you already have.
Tad: He's afraid of you.
J.R.: I know! Don't you know how much it kills me?
Tad: I hope so, because I was afraid of my father, Ray Gardner, with good reason. He dropped me in a state park with a broken arm when I was 10 years old. You know what really scared the hell out of me, is that someday he'd come back for me. I mean it. Even years after the Martins had adopted me, I carried that fear around. If A.J. has to spend any time with you right now, all he's gonna sense is your anger, and he's gonna somehow think it's his fault. When he cries himself to sleep at night, he's gonna think that no matter what he does, he wasn't enough to make you happy.
J.R.: I miss him so much.
Dixie: J.R., there are still empty pages in this book. You can fill it up with more happy memories.
Dixie: Stop attacking A.J.'s mom. Pull your life together. Let us help you. We're here for you.
Marissa: Oh, no. If it seems too good to be true --
Bianca: It usually is?
Bianca: Oh, I guess it's a good thing we didn't get the kids' hopes up.
Marissa: Aw. Look how well they play together.
Bianca: They're already family.
Marissa: We all are. What are you doing?
Bianca: Thinking positively. Hi. This is Bianca Montgomery. I'm calling about the house on Crescent and Park. Oh. I see. Ok. Thank you very much. Good-bye. The sale fell through. This is our house if we want it.
Tad: For a minute there, I thought we got through to him.
Dixie: Maybe we did. Maybe it'll just take a little time to sink in. You were wonderful, but you always are.
Tad: I got to hand it to you, using the photo album was inspired.
Dixie: Huh. As hard as it is to see him like this, deep down I know he's a good kid. I think we did good.
Tad: So do I.
Marissa: So we're gonna be like a family.
Bianca: Yeah, but not like every other family.
Marissa: Right, we're not, but no family is like every other family.
Bianca: Right. Which is what makes us so special.
Miranda: What about the house?
A.J.: Yeah, what about the house?
Miranda: Will I get my own room?
A.J.: Will I get my own room?
Bianca: Ok, we made an offer on the house, but the person who's selling to us -- they have to say yes.
Marissa: Hopefully really soon.
Bianca: Hopefully really soon. Hello? Uh, thank you. Yeah, thanks for calling.
Bianca: Yes. Yes!
Marissa: Guys, go see Krystal! Get some brownies! We can celebrate! Whoo! Ha ha! I can't believe it! It's so exciting!
Opal: You need to be honest with your fiancÚ.
Erica: You want me to tell Jack that I plan to fly clear across the country to look for another man?
Opal: I hope you phrase it a little more carefully than that.
Erica: No matter how I would phrase it, with the rivalry that Jack felt with Mike Roy? That's all he would hear. I am trusting you, Opal, to keep my secret.
Jack: Ah, there you are. You're all set. You're booked on the next flight to Los Angeles, all right? Either one of you ladies have something you think you should tell me?
David: I don't understand, Jesse. Angie was determined, desperate to have this procedure to see again. She had to be to trust me, right?
Jesse: You told me that stress was no good.
David: Did something happen?
Jesse: You just need to know that she is in no condition for surgery right now. I'm sure her blood pressure is up much higher than it should be.
David: Ok. Then we'll just have to postpone till Angie's ready.
Jesse: Thank you.
David: I want this done right -- so Angie can finally see that beautiful girl of hers.
Maya: This is all so incredible.
Angie: I know.
Maya: I am so sorry about Ellie.
Angie: Thank you, Maya.
Maya: Every night I hoped that my little girl would end up with a great family who loved her -- and she couldn't have done better.
Angie: Do you want to take her?
Maya: You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I can't. The last time I held her in my arms, and I knew she was mine, I left her. Do you think that she knows that?
Angie: You somehow found your way back to her, and she knows that, too. This little girl knew who you were the first time you held her here.
Maya: You think?
Angie: I know. And all she was doing was just waiting for you to find out that she was not lost at all. Hey, munchkin? You want to go to Mommy? You want to go to Mommy?
Maya: My baby.
Opal: Erica wants me to go to L.A. with her.
Jack: That's good news. I'm counting on you to keep my gal out of trouble.
Opal: Yeah, that's a tall order. I'm gonna go get packing.
Jack: All right, Opal, we'll see you.
Opal: Catch you later.
Jack: I know Mike Roy pushed every one of your buttons, and I'm very proud of you that you didn't give him the satisfaction of rising to the bait.
Erica: Jack, you know that I adore you.
Jack: And I you.
Erica: And you have to know that it would take a lot more than a man like David Hayward to come between you and me.
Dixie: Thank you.
Tad: For what?
Dixie: You never gave up on J.R. You were the one constant in his life. I just pray he sees that.
Bianca: Haven't you done enough already, J.R.?
Marissa: It's all right, Bianca. What do you want, J.R.? A.J. is here.
J.R.: I know.
Marissa: I don't want you scaring him again.
J.R.: Here's one less thing you can use to convince him that I'm scary.
Marissa: Is this the tape?
J.R.: Yeah, your smutty little sex tape -- the one you were gonna use to turn A.J. against me.
Bianca: Marissa was only gonna tell A.J. the truth if you put it out there like you threatened to do.
J.R.: Yeah, but I didn't threaten you guys into bed. You did that willingly.
Marissa: You honestly believe that we're the ones who are doing something wrong here?
J.R.: I know. You may have stopped me from using that video, but I will find a way to get my son back.
Maya: This must be torture for you, huh? Me and my baby? We should go.
Angie: No, please, don't. I mean, I know it must be selfish of me to still want you here, but I can't imagine the place being a home without this little girl.
Maya: You've already done so much.
Angie: Then you do this for me -- until you find a place? Maya, will you stay?
Maya: Of course. Of course. Do you want to hold her a little bit?
Angie: Maybe in a little while.
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