All My Children Transcript Wednesday 2/23/11


Episode #10563

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[Music plays at Krystal's]

Singer: I don't think you could do any wrong. You're like a perk in my favorite song. I wanna see you. You're in my heart. You're on my mind. You pick me up at the lowest tide

Erica: Seems like we barely see each other anymore. You're avoiding me.

Jack: Nope. No, I'm not.

Erica: Please don't play games with me.

Jack: I love you more than life itself, but games? That's your M.O., not mine.

[Colby remembering]

Damon's voice: I know that I've let you down before, and I've made you think that I couldn't be counted on, but that's not gonna happen anymore. I want to be with you.

Colby: You're not saying this because you feel sorry for me?

Damon: I'm saying this because I love you.

Liza: Colby, you know how much I love you. You know.

Colby: Please tell me you did not sleep with Damon.

Liza: Hi. Is Colby here?

Asher: Haven't seen her.

Liza: Um, I want to come in, and I want to write her a note.

Asher: Sure. You know where everything is, right?

Liza: I do.

[Colby walks in]

Griffin: Immigration was here in this hospital. How did they know they could find you here?

Cara: I have no idea. It was about my passport, though.

Griffin: Your fake passport? Cara, you could be deported.

Cara: I almost was, actually.

Griffin: Why am I just finding out about this now?

Cara: Because last night you were in the middle of surgery.

Griffin: What about after my surgery?

Cara: The crisis was over -- I mean the immediate one was. Listen, I've got a great idea here, ok? Here's the solution. You ready for this? I'm getting married. Say hello to the soon-to-be newest member of the Martin clan.

Griffin: Wait a minute. Jake's already married, Cara.

Cara: It's not Jake. I'm engaged to Tad.

Tad: Somebody say something.

Opal: Who? When? Where?

Tad: Cara Castillo. Last night.

Opal: Cara? Your brother's ex? That Cara?

Tad: Mama, I know it sounds insane. Don't jump on me just yet. I assure you there's a very good reason.

Opal: There better be!

Tad: Before I say anything, I have to swear both of you to secrecy. You will not repeat this to anyone, and I am talking to the grave, literally, because Cara's life depends on it. So I have your word?

Opal: Tell me everything.

Krystal: I don't want to know.

Agent Trumbull: Am I speaking to Amanda Martin?

Amanda: Yes.

Agent Trumbull: Agent Trumbull, USCIS, Citizenship and Immigration Services. I'd like to meet with you, talk to you about Dr. Cara Castillo.

Amanda: I don't know why you would want to be speaking with me.

Agent Trumbull: I'm sure that you have a clue. And you are the person that informed us of her illegal status, are you not?

Amanda: I think you have the wrong number.

Agent Trumbull: And I think you need to meet me at a local place called ConFusion, 15 minutes. And, Mrs. Martin? If you don't show up, I'll find you.

Jake: Hey. Guess what.

Amanda: What?

Jake: I got a little break in my schedule. Let's go over to ConFusion and get a cup of coffee. What do you say? I'm not gonna take no for an answer.

Liza: Colby, thank God you're ok.

Colby: I'm fine. You can go now.

Liza: I know you don't want to talk to me. I know you don't want to even look at me, but please just let me try to explain this. Please, Colby. Maybe it's gonna help both of us try to understand something because, frankly, I'm at a loss myself.

Colby: My boyfriend broke up with me. He moved across the country. For weeks this is all I've thought about -- what happened between us, why he would even give up on us. So please, Mom, please help me understand.

Tad: The brother of this very dangerous guy died on the operating table, because she was busy operating on an 8-year-old boy.

Opal: But that isn't her fault. They can't blame her.

Tad: Ma, obviously they can, and they do.

Krystal: And that's where you come in?

Tad: Yeah, something like that. Krystal, she was willing to sacrifice her marriage, her happiness for Jake's sake. I owe her.

Opal: So you are this girl's knight in shining armor?

Cara: It's bad, right? I get it, ok, but I don't think getting married is a horrible idea.

Griffin: Ok, Cara, let's say this actually happened. You and Tad, you get married, all right? In name only, but still, you're here in this town. One of the reasons you wanted to get the hell out of here was to get away from Jake, so you didn't have to see him and his gorgeous wife and adorable little kid. And now you're gonna be his sister-in-law?

Krystal: This is big.

Tad: Don't you think I know that? Don't you know how sorry I am to drag you into this? But I don't have a choice. You're gonna be, because Immigration is gonna come sniffing around. They're gonna start sticking their nose in Cara's life, in my life, in your lives. They're gonna start asking questions, and they're definitely gonna want to talk to the both of you. So before that happens, I need to know that we're all on the same page. So are we good?

Opal and Krystal: Not even close.

Amanda: I'm actually really not in the mood for coffee.

Jake: You don't have to have coffee. You can have a drink. I can have the coffee. Whatever. Just name your poison.

[Cell phone chimes]

Amanda: I know. I just mean I'm actually really kind of tired.

Jake: If you're tired, coffee would be perfect. Look at this. Yeah, I got to go to the O.R. Sorry. Got to run.

Erica: If you're referring to Greenlee's wedding, I was completely upfront with my reasons for not going. You, on the other hand --

Jack: Me, on the other hand, what?

Erica: Jack, why don't you just admit it? You didn't want me to be there. You never said that out loud, but I knew that. I felt that, and it hurt.

Jack: I'm sorry. I love you too much to ever want to hurt you.

Erica: I feel the same way.

Jack: Then why does this keep happening? Something's changed. We couldn't even tell Reverend Torres when we were going to be married.

Erica: But not telling him when is very different than if. You really believe that, Jack? You really believe that we may not get married?

Jack: I think it's a possibility.

Erica: Why am I the only one who's fighting for us?

Jack: I don't think you're so much fighting for us as you are fighting to be in control.

Erica: Of what?

Jack: If someone's gonna call this wedding off, you want it to be you, not me.

Opal: Ok. Let's say that you marry Cara. She gets to stay in the country, which is all just hunky-dory for her, but what do you get?

Tad: A pair of cufflinks?

Opal: Tad! You are cutting yourself off from a real family, from any chance of having a real life with a woman you really love.

Tad: Mama, this isn't about love. It's about family. It's about loyalty. That woman tore herself apart for Jake's sake. This is about saving somebody's life.

Cara: I get it. You hate the idea.

Griffin: How are you supposed to get over Jake when you're not only working with him every day, you're also passing cranberry sauce during Christmas?

Cara: Griff, ok? I've been thinking about it. This could be good for us. You miss being part of a family, right?

Griffin: The Martins aren't just any family, and you know it.

Krystal: What about the girls, Tad? Hmm? You thought about them? How's that gonna work? They don't even know this Cara woman, and now she's gonna be their stepmother.

Tad: It's complicated.

Krystal: You think? Come on. They're just kids! They're not gonna be able to handle a big secret like that.

Tad: I'm not asking them! I'm asking you for Cara's sake, for Jake's, for mine. For now, can you just please pretend that Cara and I are in love?

Krystal: Where?

Tad: Is what?

Krystal: Where is this love fest gonna take place, Tad? Are you gonna move out? Is she moving in? What's gonna happen?

Tad: Hadn't gotten that far yet.

Krystal: You better get there quick!

Cara: Can you just think about what Tad is giving up for me, please?

Griffin: He's not the only one losing out.

Cara: Will you look at me, please? And what's the alternative?

Griffin: I just want you to be safe.

Cara: And I will be, all right, if everything goes as planned.

Tad: I'm sorry you're both having such a hard time with this.

Opal: Tad, what did you expect? That we were supposed to jump up and down, clap our hands, yell "Whoop-de-do," start planning an engagement bash?

Tad: That's a great idea.

Opal: Damn it! You see what a hard sell this is for us, people who actually know what's going on. Can you imagine what kind of a tap-dance you're gonna have to come up with to convince the rest of the world?

Liza: So that night that he came over, he was a mess. Right? He was -- he didn't want to talk, and I forced it out of him until he finally told me what had happened between you and Asher, that you two --

Colby: Kissed. We kissed.

Liza: He was devastated. He was absolutely devastated. He felt like all the work that he had done to build himself up, the whole thing just came crashing down. And me? I was in no better place. I was angry. I was so angry. I felt like I had lost you. And no, I'm not saying that any of this was your fault.

Colby: Yeah, you actually are saying that this is all my fault.

Liza: I'm not, Colby. What I'm trying to do is just have you understand where my head was at, where we were at when this happened. We were both in this horrible place, and all -- all I wanted to do was just to comfort him.

Colby: Is that what you're calling it now? "Comforting him"?

Liza: Oh, Colby, honey, when I tell you that it just happened, it did. It just -- it just happened. And then the moment that it was over, we both knew that we made a horrible mistake. We did. It was disgusting and terrible and ugly, and he was sick. He was sick over it.

Colby: And you?

Liza: There's no words. Because I knew, yeah, you're gonna be angry with him. But with me it's gonna be a million times worse because -- I knew. I knew what it would be like, because that's how I felt about my mom absolutely my entire life!

Erica: I love you, Jack. I love you as much as I ever have, maybe more.

Jack: I love you, too. That's never been our problem, though.

Erica: Then what is the problem? Why all this talk about postponing the wedding?

Jack: You really want me to put a name to it?

Erica: Please don't tell me this is about Caleb.

Jack: That man so obviously has feelings for you.

Erica: But my association with him is practically nonexistent.

Jack: But you confided in him --

Erica: As my lawyer.

Jack: When you should've confided in me, your fiancé.

Erica: Jack, I'm sorry. I thought we had gotten past all this.

Jack: When? Look. Put yourself in my position just for a moment, please.

Erica: I am in your position: Krystal.

Jack: What about Krystal?

Erica: You spend tons of time working with her. I seem to be able to handle that just fine.

Krystal: Hi.

Erica: Hi.

Krystal: Listen, thank you for tossing me Greenlee's bouquet. You're right. I did need it more than you. Looks great, right?

Jack: You ready to go to work?

Krystal: I'm all yours.

Jack: We'll talk later.

Agent Trumbull: So why did you turn in Dr. Castillo?

Amanda: I didn't mean it. It was a big misunderstanding.

Agent Trumbull: You didn't want to get her deported, did you? That would make sense. She was married to your husband.

Amanda: Ok. Yes. I was jealous. I was jealous, but it was a big misunderstanding. Ok? Please don't deport her. She's about to get married.

Agent Trumbull: If that's true, then why were you jealous?

Amanda: I knew that Cara and Tad were spending time together, but I thought that it was her way of getting closer to Jake. I had no idea that they were falling in love. They kept it all very secret. Please, I am the one that made the mistake, stirring up trouble where there isn't any. Come on. Can we just let this go?

Agent Trumbull: I'd love to, but, you see, the problem is the trouble you stirred up is legit. She is an illegal alien. She entered this country on a phony passport. So, you see, you got the ball rolling, and well, we can't stop it now.

Jake: Traitor. You wanted to come for a coffee anyway, huh? And you were with another man, no less.

Amanda: I -- I thought you were in surgery.

Jake: It was postponed. What are you doing hanging out with the Immigration guy?

Liza: Colby, I'm so sorry. I don't even know why you're still standing there. You've got no reason to care.

Colby: I guess I'm still waiting for you to help me understand.

Liza: I wish I could. You must find the whole thing so strange, the fact that I actually ended up going back together with Tad after everything. I guess I just felt like his -- his part in the whole nightmare was a lot easier to understand because he was just a kid, you know? He was just messed up, and he was confused, and he didn't know any better. But my mother? She's an adult. She was an adult. She should know better. She should know better. And the one thing, the one thing that I said I never, ever, ever want to happen was for me to become anything like her, and look. I am. No, no, no. Actually, it's worse, because I did the one thing -- I did the one thing I thought I'd never do, and that was to hurt you in a place that you could never forgive me for. And I did it in the exact same way.

Colby: You're not my mom anymore.

Tad: So you broke the news to big brother?

Cara: Yeah. He just stopped doing backflips down the hallway.

Tad: That good?

Cara: Yeah. It was great.

Griffin: I appreciate what you're doing. If it weren't for you, Cara would be facing some really scary guys in Mexico right now.

Tad: But you're not thrilled about the idea of having me as an in-law. It's ok. I've gotten that before.

Griffin: What's her favorite color?

Tad: Blue?

Cara: No.

Tad: Green?

Cara: Yeah.

Tad: Is it green? That's great because it's my favorite color.

Griffin: Sunrise or sunset? Fiction or nonfiction? What TV show does she secretly watch but won't admit to anyone?

Tad: Which --

Cara: No, just stop right there. We're not gonna do this, ok? I get it. It's hard for you to let go being my sole protector, but we don't have time for this, Griff.

Griffin: Ok, Cara, future husband. Are you gonna get married in the church?

Cara: Absolutely.

Tad: Not a chance.

Amanda: He basically just grilled me about Cara and Tad.

Jake: And what happened?

Amanda: And I jumped on the Cara and Tad wedding train, hopefully convinced him how in love they are. What? Was that wrong?

Jake: No. He just hasn't spoken with anybody yet. It's so weird that he would call you first.

Amanda: He didn't. I called him. I know that that sounds strange, but I just was feeling so bad for wishing that Cara would just disappear that I was hoping that vouching for her and Tad would kind of make up for all that.

Jake: So you called him, and you offered an interview?

Amanda: And he called me right back. He said he was gonna be talking to all of us anyway. He may as well start with me, since I volunteered.

Jake: Thank you. Seriously, thanks.

Amanda: I just want to help. I would never forgive myself if something --

Jake: Listen, that's the last time I'm ever gonna hear that come out of your mouth, ok? Because whatever's happening to Cara has got nothing to do with you. It's not your fault. I got to go back to work. I'll see you tonight, all right? Later. Tonight.

Cara: Griff, I get it. We haven't worked out all the details yet, but --

Griffin: It's kind of a big detail, don't you think?

Tad: I know I've got some catching up to do. We both do. We'll be up to speed on everything. I swear it, ok? But the good news is it's not like we hate each other. We actually get along. We're in synch. As a matter of fact, I got an idea, ok? Let this be a lesson. In the meantime, somebody asks us a question, and you're not sure of the answer, you make a signal, and the other one jumps in and answers it.

Cara: What? My signal?

Tad: Yeah, a signal. Just something like scratching your nose.

Griffin: Would you listen to yourselves? This isn't a game! Ok? You're trying to convince people that you're in love. You mess up like you just did in front of anyone else, game over.

Cara: I thought this wasn't a game. Sorry.

Tad: He's right. It's not a game or a joke. The stakes are too high, ok? So in spite of our easy rapport, we have to make sure our stories are straight. And in spite of me being me, I assure you if I'm willing to go through something like this, I'm gonna do everything I can to protect your sister.

Griffin: You better.

Tad: I know we'll have your help, but it would mean a lot to me if we also had your blessing.

Griffin: You have my blessing.

Tad: Thank you. It's ok, all right? No, we'll take care of it. He's gonna like me. He just doesn't know it yet. But he does have a point, so what do you say? After you get off, we meet up at my place. We do some serious homework by telling all about me, you tell me all about you. And just make sure you're ready, because God knows I'm fascinating.

Cara: I don't doubt that.

Tad: So it's a date?

Cara: It's a date. Thank you. Really.

Jake: So you guys have a big date? What, did Opal lift your curfew?

Tad: Funny. It's cute. No, this one's more business than pleasure. Griffin just asked us a basic question about the wedding, and we managed to come up with opposite answers. So we're gonna get together later and make sure it doesn't happen again. I'll see you, all right?

Cara: Yes. So --

Jake: So I just have to say it, because I'm thinking it. And I know why you had to do it, and I know you didn't have a choice, but he's my brother. It's just weird.

Liza: I know you don't mean that.

Colby: Yes, I do.

Liza: No, I'm always gonna be your mother.

Colby: Go. I don't want to speak to you ever again. Go. Get out!

Liza: Colby, I just think --

[Door slams]

Asher: Hey. You never came home last night.

Colby: I didn't want to come home, but I had no place to go.

Asher: You ok?

Colby: Not really.

Asher: You know you can talk to me, right?

Colby: Not about this.

Jack: Krystal?

Krystal: Hmm?

Jack: Everything ok? Look, as often as I've leaned on you lately, I would love to have the opportunity to return the favor.

Krystal: It's Tad. He's getting married.

Jack: What? To whom?

Krystal: It's not what you think. I just -- I think I'm taking it harder than I should.

Opal: Uh-oh. What happened?

Erica: Caleb -- he is unconscionably late. Originally our meeting was scheduled to be at Krystal's. I had to change the venue.

Opal: Why's that?

Erica: Jack.

Opal: Oh. You mean he's at Krystal's?

Erica: He sure is at Krystal's, and he is clearly jealous of Caleb. Jack is not sure that we should get married.

Opal: And do you still want to marry him?

Erica: More than anything.

Opal: Then get off that fence you've been sitting on.

Erica: Excuse me. I have not been sitting on a fence. I know exactly what I want.

Opal: You do? Then prove it. Prove it to me, prove it to Caleb, prove it to the world that you in this thing with Jackson 100%.

Liza: I know this is probably the last place that I should be, but I don't know. I just figured out of everybody, you'd be the one that could actually understand this.

Tad: Slow down. What happened?

Liza: She's gone. She's gone. She never wants to see me again. She's gone for good.

Tad: Colby?

Liza: My own daughter hates me.

Tad: She knows about Damon. Liza, is Colby ok?

Liza: No, she's not. She's not ok. She's a total mess. God, I hate myself. I am the worst mother on the planet.

Tad: Don't even say that.

Liza: I am. I'm worse that Marian because I knew. I knew exactly what it felt like to have every ounce of trust ripped away by your own mother, and now that's exactly what Colby's gonna feel about me. And don't try to defend me.

Tad: Ok.

Liza: Good.

Tad: But I will tell you that if you give things a little time, they'll settle down.

Liza: Why? Why would they settled down? They didn't settle down for me, did they? And I tried. I put every effort I possibly could, but to this day I can't look her in the face without thinking about what happened all those years ago.

Tad: That's not true. You're just being overly dramatic. You've been there for Marian over the years. You were there when Stuart was murdered. You were there when they shipped her off to Oak Haven.

Liza: That's great. Now I have to wait for, what, a spouse to die or for me to go insane before my daughter ever looks at me again?

Tad: Forget about Marian. Look at you and me. You're going through the worst thing imaginable, right? And who do you turn to after all is said and done? Me.

Liza: It just means I have no friends.

Tad: Thank you. It means that you've grown up. We both have. We've gotten past it. Colby will, too.

Liza: No, she's not. She's not, and you know it. Tad, I spent the majority of my life hating my mother, and now Colby's gonna feel the same thing about me for the rest of her life.

Colby: It's too messed up to even say out loud.

Asher: Try me.

Colby: No, it's really bad. It's like life-changing bad.

Asher: Whatever it is, the only thing that'll make it worse is just holding it all in. Trust me. I know.

Colby: Damon -- he slept with my mom.

Asher: Colby --

Colby: There must be something wrong with me.

Asher: With you?

Colby: Yeah. There must be something wrong me that people think they can do this stuff to me.

Asher: Stuff like what?

Colby: Take your pick! Everybody is always leaving me or going or betraying me. My mom and my brother and my dad -- they've all done the same thing to me!

Asher: Listen. You didn't do anything wrong.

Colby: I loved Damon so much. I did. I loved -- [Cries in Asher's arms]

Krystal: I am not even really sure why I'm taking this so hard. Tad and I both dated other people. But I don't know. This -- he's getting married.

Jack: Yeah, it has a certain degree of finality, doesn't it?

Krystal: Yes, it does.

Jack: Do you love him?

Krystal: No. Not like that. Not anymore. But I depend on him to be there in the morning when I wake up and help me with the kids, tuck them in at night. We got a system, and that's all -- that's just gonna change.

Jack: What's so funny?

Krystal: Listen to me. I'm talking about our system when really I think the truth is I'm scared of being alone.

Jack: Here's something that may make you feel a little better. Sometimes you can be with someone and still feel awfully alone.

Krystal: How is that supposed to make me feel better?

Opal: The time has come to make a choice.

Erica: But Palmer said very clearly in his will that he --

Opal: Do you know what Palmer would say if he was here? He would say, "You've served your purpose, woman. Now move on."

Erica: You sound exactly like him. Ha ha ha ha!

Opal: So if you are committed to Jackson --

Erica: I am.

Opal: Then I think you know what you got to do.

Jake: You know what the really weird part about marrying my brother is? Look at these slobs. I'm gonna fire them. The whole thing was his idea. But then maybe he's just really listening to our father, because our father always taught us you circle the wagon, you protect your own.

Cara: That's just it. I'm not one of you guys.

Jake: You will be when you say the words "I do." You know what you're getting yourself into? My brother is not low maintenance. Three years of laughing at his lame jokes.

Cara: I can handle it. I handled you, didn't I?

Jake: The thing is with me, I'm hysterical.

Cara: I hate that you all have to lie for me.

Jake: You're still very young and driven and smart and beautiful, and what if the right -- I mean the perfect guy comes along for you, but you're not available, because you're wearing a fake ring?

Cara: I'll think that that's the hand that I'm dealt.

Jake: And you're ok with that?

Cara: I'm gonna have to be.

Asher: Colby, I have to tell you something. It's important.

Colby: No. No, not today, ok? Not now, please. Please.

Asher: Ok.

Erica: Caleb, I don't care what you've got going on. I really don't appreciate being stood up. Yes, I heard you. I did. You have no desire to be my friend. But this is business, Caleb. This is not personal. I agree with you. The staffing meeting can wait. What I have to discuss with you is far more important.

Opal: Oh. Am I interrupting something?

Liza: I should go.

Opal: Bye, now. I'm just gonna put this in the fridge before I go pick up the girls. Oh. Did you want to tell them about the wedding or should I?

Tad: Thanks, Ma. I got it.

Opal: All right, then.

Liza: A wedding? Who's getting married?

Tad: I am.

Cara: Hi. I hope you don't mind. The door was open.

Tad: Oh. No, that's fine. Listen, I'm not sure you two have met. Liza Colby, this is Cara Castillo, my fiancée.

Cara: It's nice to meet you.

Griffin: You and Cara need to be a little more discreet. I saw your little moment over there.

Jake: I didn't have any moment.

Griffin: Call it whatever you want. Bottom line, my sister's still in love with you. You know it, and I know it, but she's marrying your brother. So you got to deal with it, Jake, or you damn well better fake it.

Jake: I think we're all on the same page here.

Griffin: Apparently not all of us.

Jake: When I talk to you, I need a translator.

Griffin: I did some digging. I made some inquiries into Immigration. The reason they came down on her is because someone tipped them off.  

[Amanda overhears]

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