All My Children Transcript Monday 1/24/11
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Annie: We have to talk.
J.R.: Sure. Uh, I'll call you later.
Annie: No. It's important.
J.R.: So is this. It's A.J.'s parent/teacher conference. We'll talk later.
Annie: Will we? Or will you be with Marissa?
J.R.: She's gonna be at the conference.
Annie: That's not what I mean. What I mean is the look on your face every time I show up here. You are always freaking out that if we get seen together, it's gonna ruin this whole custody thing.
J.R.: This is so close to being done.
Annie: The divorce was postponed. Do you know how much it hurts me to know that you would drop anything to be with Marissa? That I have to beg to spend a few minutes with you.
J.R.: I'm sorry that you feel that way. I really do. But we'll get together, all right? Just don't get all crazy on me.
Annie: Did you just call me crazy?
Damon: Thanks for, uh, meeting me.
Tad: Oh, well, you know, between you and the bottomless bowl of pretzels I had to myself --
Damon: I have a plan. After everything that happened with Liza, I still think leaving town is the best way to go, so I'm heading to Washington.
Damon: Yeah. Ha! I turned up a spot on a friend's couch and checked out some venues to score a D.J. gig. Look, I know this isn't what you want, but I'm -- I'm hoping you'll be cool with it.
Tad: It's kind of hard for your old man to be cool with the idea of you running scared.
Ryan: Liza, you wouldn't be here to see David by any chance, would you?
Liza: That's hardly your concern.
Ryan: Well, it kinda is, actually. I mean, the D.A., who was supposed to put him in prison is the one calling the shots with regard to his health and happiness.
Liza: Ok, those were medical decisions, and now that he's alert and competent, I no longer need to be his advocate. What is your point?
Ryan: I smell a little bit of conflict of interest, don't you? I mean, is it just me or every time David's in the picture, you're not far behind. What is it? What do you see in him?
Liza: Well, you might want to ask Greenlee. She married him.
David: You're engaged.
David: How sweet. Except you're still married to me. That's why you came here, isn't it? Not to see how I was doing but to get me to sign off on the divorce.
Greenlee: Ryan and I are together, David. You need to accept that. There's nothing you can do to change it.
David: If you really believed that, you wouldn't be here right now.
J.R.: Not crazy crazy. It's just an expression.
Annie: Not to me. Not after Oak Haven. Padded cells and strait-jackets. Everyone likes to make their jokes, but it was real, and it was horrible. And I am so far from being that person. I can't believe you would even say that word to me.
J.R.: I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking.
[Cell phone rings]
Annie: Let me guess. Let me guess. Marissa?
J.R.: She's wondering where I am.
Annie: I am the one who is here. I am here. Talk to me. I am the one you care about, right? I mean, you do care about me?
J.R.: Of course, I do. You have to stop doubting. You have to trust me, Annie.
Annie: It is not that easy for me, J.R.
J.R.: I'm sorry. There is nothing crazy about you.
Annie: Well, there is nothing easy about this life, ok? Do you know how difficult it is for me to be in a room and not be able to talk to you? Not be able to touch you? To have to worry that if I look at you the wrong way, people are gonna think that we're a couple?
J.R.: I know how difficult --
Annie: No, you don't! You don't know because you're out there living your life while I am stashed away at a motel. I am the only one making sacrifices while you're off playing family guy with Marissa.
J.R.: She is A.J.'s mother!
Annie: And what am I? What am I to you? Are we together or are we not?
J.R.: We are.
Annie: Huh. Only when nobody else is looking, right?
J.R.: For now. Only for now. Annie, we agreed that this was for the best.
Annie: Prove it.
J.R.: Prove what?
Annie: Prove that I mean something to you, prove that we mean something to you.
J.R.: Ok. All right, I will reschedule the trip, just the two of us.
Annie: Call Marissa and tell her to schedule the court date. She's fully recovered. There are no more excuses. Finalize the divorce.
Damon: I'm not running away.
Tad: Yeah. This friend with the couch, do I know him?
Damon: A friend of mine from high school. Don't worry. It's ok. He's got his act together. Even has a decent job.
Tad: If he's got a couch, that's a start.
Damon: Look, I don't know what to say. I know this is not perfect, but I -- I'm really hoping that you'll understand. And I want you to know that I'm not just running away to become a screw-up again.
Tad: Well, there's one thing I know for sure, that you're right. If you stay in Pine Valley, you're gonna run into Colby, which means you're gonna be bending over backwards to make sure she doesn't find out the truth, which means you'll have to lie. And one way or another, she's too smart not to know it. So you'd both be miserable.
Tad: I've said it a thousand times, and I'll say it one more. No matter what you do, I'm proud of you.
Damon: Yeah? Even though your ex and I --
Tad: Oh, hey, listen. We both know I'm no one to judge on that front.
Damon: Yeah, well, thanks, though.
Tad: Besides, the good news is, you're only two hours away. I got lucky. We have plenty of time to spend together.
Damon: Yeah. I like that a lot.
Tad: Yeah, well, if you like that, you're gonna love your going-away party.
Damon: No, no. No, party.
Tad: Oh, yeah. Just a festive, little get-together, intimate, you know, with cake.
Damon: Look, after everything that's happened, I really think that under the radar is the way to go.
Ryan: Greenlee knows that marrying David was a huge mistake.
Liza: Yes, but nobody forced her.
Ryan: No, but you might want to review the facts on how their marriage came to be, Liza. Either way, she woke up, and she realized that she made a life-changing mistake. You ever done that? You ever make a mistake and then realize that it just turned your world upside down, hurt the people that you love?
Liza: Well, we're not talking about me.
Ryan: Greenlee is doing what she can to make things right. What about you?
Liza: What about me?
Ryan: I mean, she's in there right now trying to get David to sign divorce papers. She can't change the past, but she can make sure that the guy doesn't drag her down again.
Liza: Mm. Well, good for Greenlee.
Ryan: You can do it, too, Liza.
Liza: You see, I am not attached to David.
Ryan: Really? 'Cause that's not how it looks to just about everybody. You can show people that he's not the one pulling your strings.
Liza: All this concern for my welfare. It's really just you making sure that I put David behind bars so far that he never sees daylight, right?
Ryan: Ok, yes, you will be doing the world a service. But you'll also be doing yourself a service, Liza. You don't have to be hated. You know that, right? I mean, you can even have some friends.
Liza: Who, you?
Ryan: Sure. Me. Yeah. I'm a good friend. You remember. We were friends once. Do the right thing with David, Liza. Show people who you really are. I know who you really are. Show everybody. Make your daughter proud.
David: Look at you, all confident, chin in the air. But I know you, Greenlee. You wouldn't be here right now if you didn't think that I could cause trouble for you and Ryan starting with not signing those divorce papers.
Greenlee: I was hoping that we could be civilized about this.
David: Civilized? Nice word.
Greenlee: There's nothing left between us, David. So why not just end this amicably?
David: Wow. Another nice word. We've been through so much together, Greenlee. You loved me. I know you did. Now here we are, trying to be civilized and amicable.
Greenlee: Will you sign the papers?
David: I remember when I pulled you out of that water. You were so pale, practically dead. I breathed the life back into you. I did anything and everything for you, lived my life for you, devoted my life for our future. For you.
Greenlee: Do you hear yourself? That's not love. It's obsession. That's not what I want. I want peace. I want contentment.
David: Mmm. And that's what you'll have with Ryan?
Greenlee: I already do.
David: Huh. Yeah. Right. Well, enjoy it while it lasts. He's hurt you before, remember? Walked out. He'll do it again, trust me.
Greenlee: It's different this time.
David: Hmm. Yeah, of course. 'Cause you're so in love, right, and so hopeful? Too bad for that nasty, little thing called reality that always seems to intrude.
Greenlee: The reality is that Ryan and I will be together forever, because I will do whatever I can to hold on to what we have.
David: Now who's obsessed?
Tad: Where are you headed off to? I just got here.
Damon: Yeah, I know. I got to go to the hospital. I have to say thanks to Angie, who's done so much for me, you know. That job and getting my ADHD under control and everything else.
Tad: That's a terrific idea. Unfortunately, Angela's up in San Francisco, remember? She's in bed rest, the pregnancy and all.
Damon: Oh. Is everything gonna be ok with that?
Tad: It better be.
Damon: Well, I guess I can still drop off the gift that I got her.
Tad: You know something? I think that no matter what, you're gonna be just fine.
Tad: See you later.
Opal: Oh. Hi there, honey. I'm sorry to be late. I just got busy Tweeting, and I lost track of the time.
Tad: You tweet?
Opal: Well, yeah. Erica turned me on to it. I got 198 followers and counting.
Tad: Well, I hope you're not too busy Tweeting to help me plan Damon's going-away party. You know, I really want it to be special.
Opal: Well, by all means. If I didn't know any better, I'd say that that stiff upper lip was actually a genuine smile.
Tad: Well, not quite. But he wants to move to D.C. It's only a couple hours away, and something tells me I can make that work.
Opal: I know you can. But two hours or two days, Colby's not gonna be happy. You think that Liza had anything to do with breaking them up?
Tad: Ha ha!
Tad: Oh, God. You know something? If we don't get a move on, we're gonna miss your appointment.
Opal: I know a non-answer when I hear one.
Tad: Love you, too, Mom.
Woman over P.A.: Paging Dr. White. Dr. White --
Damon: How's Colby?
Liza: She's, um, she is struggling. And I imagine that you are, too.
Damon: So you know it's official, I'm going to Washington, D.C.
Liza: Huh. Ahh. I'm so sorry.
Damon: Don't be sorry. I have a place to crash and some job stuff with my music. I'm good.
Liza: Damon, you have a whole basement over at Tad's. You've got a big support system. You've got a gift for law.
Damon: I need a fresh start.
Liza: 'Cause of me.
Damon: No, no. I was just as responsible.
Liza: You know, Colby is gonna be really upset.
Damon: Yeah, I know.
Liza: She still loves you.
Damon: And I love her. I do. I love her. And that's part of the reason that I have to leave. If I stick around, I'll be way too tempted to try and get back together.
Liza: Damon, would it be so terrible --
Damon: Yes. It's not possible, not after everything that's gone down.
Liza: What if we could go back and you --
Damon: We can't go back. So you know, Tad's gonna throw me a going-away party.
Liza: Don't think I'll be getting an invitation.
Damon: You have to be there.
Liza: Oh, yeah. I don't think so.
Damon: If you're a no-show, Colby's gonna wonder why.
Liza: Yeah, and if I do show and the wrong thing is said or looked at or --
Damon: That's not gonna happen. We're not gonna let that happen. You, me, and my dad, it's gonna stay our secret.
Liza: I don't know.
Damon: Well, think about it, ok? For Colby.
Liza: Ok, I will.
Liza: Damon. I'm, uh -- I'm so sorry.
Greenlee: Why are you doing this? Are you trying to hurt me? Are you trying to make me doubt Ryan?
David: I'm just trying to get you to see, Greenlee, that you have every reason to believe that you have to be worried about the long term once the glow fades.
Greenlee: I'm not worried at all.
David: Something else is bothering you. What is it?
Greenlee: Just this.
David: You know he will never love you as much as I do.
Greenlee: Well, if you love me as much as you say you do, sign these divorce papers. Let me go -- and put us both out of our misery.
Annie: If you and Marissa can't set a date to finalize the divorce, I'll go talk to her.
J.R.: No. I'll do it.
Marissa: J.R.? Are you here?
J.R.: You have to go.
Annie: And what if I don't?
J.R.: Annie, you're angry at me. You're upset at the situation. But I'm doing this for A.J., so you got to help me.
Annie: Almost losing Emma was one of the worst things that ever happened to me.
J.R.: So you understand.
Annie: Yes. You know I understand.
J.R.: I'll call you later.
Annie: I've heard that before.
J.R.: I promise. As soon as I'm done with Marissa.
Marissa: Oh, there you are. Didn't you hear me calling you?
J.R.: Yeah. Uh, sorry. It was a conference call.
Marissa: Did you forget about our parent/teacher conference?
J.R.: No. I was on my way. There was crisis in the Jakarta office. Did I miss it?
Marissa: Yeah. I mean, we had to cut it short. I mean, it was fine.
J.R.: Well, what did the teacher have to say?
Marissa: Well, Mrs. Hopkins said that A.J. has been great.
J.R.: So no more acting out, no more fighting?
Marissa: Yeah. No, no. For the last couple of months, he's been a model citizen.
J.R.: That's because of you.
J.R.: Yeah. We stopped fighting. We started acting like real parents, and that made all the difference for A.J. and for us.
Marissa: Yeah. On the subject of us, have you gotten a chance to reschedule the court date, so that we can finalize our divorce?
J.R.: Not yet.
Marissa: Ok. You said you were gonna handle that, right?
J.R.: Yeah, yeah.
Marissa: Is there a reason why you haven't?
J.R.: I meant to get to it, but Chandler --
Marissa: Oh, right. When you do set the date, just don't forget to show up. I mean, A.J.'s teacher was very understanding, but I don't know that the judge would be.
J.R.: I'll be early. I owe you that much for not making the conference.
Marissa: You mean that?
J.R.: Yes, of course, I do. You came all the way over here, so what is it that you need?
Marissa: A half-hour and an extra pair of hands. Is that possible?
J.R.: Sure, sure. Let me shut my computer off. I'll meet you outside.
Marissa: Great. Thank you so much.
J.R.: I know what you're thinking.
Annie: You let me believe that Marissa was handling the court date.
J.R.: With a concussion, I didn't want --
Annie: Oh, enough about the damn concussion. This whole time you have been the one putting off finalizing this divorce.
J.R.: I simply forgot to set the date.
Annie: You forgot?
J.R.: Do you know how intense it's been over at the office lately?
Annie: You say you want to be with me. You say you can't wait to be with me, to be out in the open, to be out in public together, and yet you forget the one thing that would make that possible.
J.R.: All right, this is enough, Annie.
Annie: What the hell is going on, J.R.? Do you want to be with me or do you not?
J.R.: Yes, of course, I want to be with you!
Annie: No! Then please, you have to do something to speed this up! I feel like I am falling apart more and more every single day. Please.
J.R.: All right, I'll set the court date today. I want to be with you, Annie, and I am sorry for every bit of pain that I've put you through. You're my partner in every way, and you're there for me like no one else is. I need you.
Annie: Well, now I need you, J.R., and I just don't mean an hour every once in a while or when it's convenient for you.
J.R.: I mean it, Annie. I need you as much as you need me, so don't let a technicality like a court date get in the way of that.
Annie: You'll make it happen today?
Tad: You here checking on your charge? Hayward.
Liza: Uh. My days of being David's advocate are done now that he's strong enough to make his own decisions.
Tad: Well, just so long as he's making them from behind bars.
Liza: He is going to be going to prison. He's going to await his trial there. As soon as the doctors sign off.
Tad: Can't happen soon enough.
Liza: Hey, listen, I'm glad you're here, because I got a lead for Damon.
Tad: What kind of a lead?
Liza: Well, I've made a few phone calls, and there's a law program. It's a scholarship and an internship, and he's been accepted.
Tad: You did that?
Liza: Well, I figured I've messed up a major part of his life, it's the least I can do. They're holding a spot for him, and here's an e-mail for confirmation.
Tad: "Davis." Well, that's impressive.
Tad: California. Liza, tell the truth. Are you doing this to help Damon or to get him as far away from Pine Valley as you possibly can?
David: If I had just done what you had asked, let you go the night of the party, I never would have been shot. Lost all this time.
Greenlee: And Zach would still be alive. Kendall would have her husband. Her children would have their father. We've hurt so many people. It's time to end this.
David: I never intended for any of that.
Greenlee: Of course, you didn't. All you wanted was to ruin Ryan's life, and you ruined so many others, all because you couldn't have what you wanted.
David: Give me the papers.
Greenlee: You'll sign them?
David: I'm gonna do what I should have done that night. I'm gonna let you go.
Greenlee: Just like that?
David: We're finished, Greenlee. I have to accept that. I just need one more favor.
Greenlee: I knew it.
David: Help me sit up, please.
Greenlee: Oh. Sure.
Greenlee: I remember when you had to help me with every little move.
David: I'll never forget it. You would think there would be only one way to go from there, huh? Up. Thank you.
Greenlee: Just, um -- sign at the X's.
[Ryan stands in the doorway]
Greenlee: And there.
David: Here you go. Free and clear.
Greenlee: I did love you, David. I wanted our marriage to work. When I woke up, you were so good to me, you were so kind. You gave me more than my life back. You gave me hope and love. Even after everything, I'm still grateful.
David: Grateful. Huh. Well, I guess that's something to hold on to, huh?
Greenlee: Don't do what I did. When I woke up, I had my second chance. I wasted so much time being angry, getting back at the people who'd hurt me.
David: Well, maybe that's just who I am, right?
Greenlee: I know you don't like to show it, but there is good in you. This is your chance to let people see it.
David: All right, Greenlee, you got what you came for.
Greenlee: This is your chance to have a fresh start. [Hugs David] Thank you for not fighting me on this.
David: I just hope you have a real shot in hell at being happy.
Greenlee: I will be.
Liza: Tad, I don't blame you for thinking the worst of me, but I'm telling you, I only tried to do something good for Damon.
Tad: No kidding. I -- Liza, this is -- I don't know what to say. I mean, do you think he's qualified?
Liza: After being my assistant? With his brains and his instinct, yeah, he's definitely qualified.
Tad: Well, when do you plan to tell him about this amazing but oh-so-far-away opportunity?
Liza: I'm not. You are. And don't mention me.
Liza: I mean, if you think that it's not right for him or if you don't want him to go, then just don't tell him. You make the call. But you were the one that told me, "We got to do right by our kids." That's all I was trying to do.
Opal: What's that ginger-headed devil trying to rope you into now?
Tad: Well, actually she just did something wonderful. She got Damon accepted to a pre-law program, you know, one of the best. Probably make his whole career.
Opal: Well, coming from her, there's got to be a catch.
Tad: It's in California.
Opal: That's a catch, all right.
Tad: And she's leaving it up to me, you know, whether or not to tell him.
Opal: What are you gonna do?
Annie: So did you have a fun day at school?
Emma: Alex brought in his snake for show and tell. I got to pet it.
Annie: A snake? Argh.
Emma: It was cute.
Annie: No. Snakes are not cute. Kittens. Kittens are cute.
Emma: Can I have one?
Annie: A kitten?
Emma: No. A snake.
Annie: I don't think so, my sweetheart. I think your dad would agree with me.
Emma: Well, Greenlee likes snakes.
Annie: Of course, she does.
Emma: Hey, are you going to the wedding?
Annie: What wedding?
Emma: Daddy and Greenlee. They're engaged.
Annie: Really? They've been back together for, like, five minutes.
J.R.: There was so much ice out there, I didn't think that the tires --
Marissa: Ha ha!
Tad: Cold here, isn't it?
Damon: Yeah. January. Brr.
Tad: It's cold in D.C., too.
Damon: Is it? Yeah, I guess it is.
Tad: So how do you feel about California?
Tad: As in Davis, California. As in U.C.-Davis.
Damon: U.C -- I'm not following you.
Tad: This is your acceptance confirmation. You've been invited to join the freshman class, spring semester.
Damon: Are you -- so -- is this a joke? Are you kidding me?
Tad: No. You got a spot and a pre-law internship, man. You got the whole package. And all you got to do is say yes.
Damon: How did you do this? How did this happen?
Tad: It wasn't me. But it is what you want, isn't it?
Damon: Oh. I don't know. I mean, working in the D.A.'s office has been awesome, but I've been all set to --
Tad: To D.J. and sleep on somebody else's couch.
Damon: Huh. Can I think about it?
Tad: Sure. For about five minutes. Classes start next week.
Tad: It's warm.
Damon: It's far.
[Hospital equipment beeping]
[Pen clatters to the floor]
Liza: Good afternoon.
David: Yeah? What's so good about it?
Liza: Listen, this is not gonna take very long. I just wanted to let you know that you're gonna be transferred to a prison while you await your trial as soon as the doctors say that you're strong enough.
David: Well, I wouldn't expect anything less.
Liza: I know how much you loved her. It must be really hard for you to see her with Ryan.
David: I pushed Greenlee away. The things I did she felt weren't forgivable. There's no coming back from that.
Liza: Well, why don't you, uh, focus upon who hasn't left you. Marissa. Since she's offered to volunteer to be your lawyer, it must mean she really cares.
David: Hey, who knows. If my daughter will give me a second chance, maybe there's still hope for you and Colby, huh?
Liza: What are you talking about?
David: The trouble you're having with your daughter. You sounded pretty upset.
Liza: I told you all that when you were in a coma. Are you telling me that you actually -- you heard everything I said?
Greenlee: It's done. Without a fight. I'm just saying. I was expecting a major battle. What are you doing?
Ryan: I'm done! I'm done with that. Right now it's just all about the future, ok? I'm gonna go open some champagne, and I want you to pick our wedding day.
Greenlee: We already set a date, and it couldn't be more perfect.
J.R.: I'm gonna get the rest of the boxes in a minute. I'll catch up with you.
Emma: Hi, Marissa.
Marissa: Hi, Emma.
J.R.: What are you doing here?
Annie: Funny. I have the same question for you.
J.R.: Tad's throwing a going-away party for Damon, and Marissa needed my help hauling the decorations in.
Annie: Oh. That's sweet. What else does she need?
J.R.: Nothing. Just the decorations.
J.R.: Whoa! You got it?
Marissa: Ha. Thanks.
Marissa's voice: You really have to stop humoring Annie. She is such a mess. You should just cut her loose and be done with her.
J.R.'s voice: Yeah. She's really becoming a pain in the ass. It's always about what she wants, what she needs.
Marissa's voice: Yeah. What do you want, J.R.? What do you need?
Emma's voice: He's never gonna marry you, Mommy, 'cause he loves Marissa. You lose again!
Annie: Ah! Ah.
Emma: Mommy? Are you ok?
Annie: I'm fine. Yeah, I'm fine, sweetie.
Marissa: Thank you so much for helping me. I really appreciate it.
J.R.: Well, it's my pleasure. Is there anything else I can do?
Marissa: Nope. You did it. I just have to do some serious decorating now.
J.R.: Yes, you do.
Marissa: Uh-huh. But you're free to go.
J.R.: All right. You have a good night.
Marissa: You, too.
[Annie stares at Marissa through the window]
Damon: If I move to California, I'll never see you.
Tad: You'll see me.
Damon: Yeah. Once in a while. You had -- you stood up for me. You had my back no matter how many times I screwed up, and I screwed up, like, five times a minute. I can't bail on you like that.
Tad: That's not how this works.
Damon: What? What do you mean?
Tad: You're a kid -- my son. You're supposed to go, do, become, live your life.
Damon: I can live it in D.C.
Tad: Yeah. Or you can kick ass in California. You got a hell of a future ahead of you -- if you want it. Grab it, and I'll be behind you 100%.
Damon: I think I want it. I want to go to California. Ha ha!
David: You know what they say about people in comas -- they hear everything you say.
Liza: Everything? You heard everything?
David: You were a very bad girl, Liza.
Liza: So I don't suppose there's any chance this is gonna stay between us, right? No. You're gonna have too much fun using that against me, aren't you?
David: Liza, your secret is safe with me. In fact, if you ever need someone to talk to, I hope you'll come to me, especially when I'm conscious.
Greenlee: What do you think?
Ryan: Pushing our luck?
Greenlee: Or getting our big second chance. We can take every horrible memory of that day and replace it with that positive, happy one.
Ryan: Valentine's Day it is.
[Annie picks up a pair of scissors and sneaks up behind Marissa]
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