All My Children Transcript Friday 7/22/11


Episode #10668

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Kathy: I saw her! I saw her!

Cara: Ok, who did you see?

Kathy: My mommy! I saw my mommy!

Cara: No, honey, I think it was someone who looked like your mommy.

Kathy: No! She was there! I saw her! Look! Where'd she go? I saw her.

Cara: Hey, babe? I think you just kind of wished it was your mama, you know?

Kathy: No. I saw her. I swear.

Cara: Ok. Ok. Um, let's go for a walk.

Erica: I'll tell you exactly what you have to do.

Jane: You'll help me?

Erica: First, you have to show me the real you -- before the transformation. Show me who you used to be.

Marissa: Hey.

A.J.: Is Dad ok?

Marissa: Of course, he is.

A.J.: Well, he seems mad.

Marissa: Oh. I'm sure he'll be himself again really soon.

A.J.: What's wrong with him?

J.R.: Go on. Go on, Mommy, tell him what's wrong with his daddy. I dare you.

Angie: Oh. I've been looking forward to this all week. I know it's just a consult, but Dr. Lorre is the best ophthalmic surgeon on the East Coast.

Jesse: Baby, I got to tell you, I love seeing that smile on your face, but this is David you're trusting, remember?

Angie: I know, I know, but he's earned my trust.

Jesse: Then where the hell is he?

David: I don't know where you are or what you're doing, Ben, but the second you get this, you call me back. Dixie's missing. Do you understand me? She's gone. We got to find her.

Tad: Hey. How was the park?

Cara: Kathy picked that for you.

Tad: Oh.

Cara: I just dropped her off at Emma's.

Tad: Yeah?

Cara: Yeah.

Tad: What's wrong?

Cara: It was interesting. Kathy thought she saw Dixie, and I said, "Honey, it's probably someone who looks like your mom," because I didn't want to push it.

Tad: Yeah?

Cara: You know Krystal loves her so much, and you know how I feel about her. I just think that she misses knowing her mother. Maybe you're not ready to give up Dixie either.

[Dixie continues to stumble around the park]

Jane: Go ahead. Laugh. Tell me how ugly I am.

Erica: You're not ugly.

Jane: Don't lie.

Erica: I'm not. I mean it.

Jane: You're either born with it or you're not. I wasn't. My mother was very clear about that. Girls like me, all we could hope for was to be the beautiful girl's sidekick.

Erica: That's a horrible thing for a mother to say.

Jane: Oh, she said much worse.

Erica: I think that you and I have something in common. Your mother said that you were ugly. She stole your confidence. My father abandoned me, withheld his love, and I suffered because of that for years.

Jane: But you're so -- you, a powerhouse.

Erica: Because I realized that I could be stronger than my father. I was not gonna be his victim. Your mother wasn't right, and you need to realize that. You need to see the truth about yourself. Don't let your mother win. It's time for you to stop trying to be me and become Jane.

David: Nurse? Has anyone admitted a Jane Doe?

Nurse: I don't think so, no.

David: I don't want you to think, all right? I want you to check right now!

[Phone chirps]

Jesse: You are late.

David: I'm sorry. I don't have time for this right now.

Jesse: What do you mean, you don't have time? You had an appointment! Or did you forget?

Angie: What is it, David? What's wrong?

Tad: I've missed Dixie for so long, it's actually become part of who I am. Maybe it's not the healthiest way to live, but there's a reason somebody sent me this stuff. Because I should be able to say good-bye. I deserve a future.

Cara: Why don't I let you go through that box. And if you need me --

Tad: I do.

Cara: Ok.

Marissa: Maybe you and I should go somewhere else to talk about this.

J.R.: No. No. Here is good. How you doing, A.J.?

A.J.: I brought you a cookie: Chocolate chip.

J.R.: Let me see that. Is it the kind that I like? No nuts? Just like my mom used to give me.

Marissa: Maybe we should get some milk for that cookie, huh?

J.R.: No. I'm not leaving my son -- especially when his mother is as mixed up as a bag of trail mix.

Bianca: Stop it, J.R.

J.R.: Oh, come on. What? What? You're not even her husband yet.

Marissa: Don't do this.

J.R.: You haven't broke the good news to him yet?

Marissa: This is not the way that I want to talk to him about this.

J.R.: It's simple, though. Come on, Marissa, it's simple. Watch this. Ahem. Forget about the birds and the bees, right? It's more like birds and, uh, the birds. [Chuckles]

Marissa: J.R., listen to you. You are drunk.

J.R.: I'm trying to help my son!

Marissa: Or are you trying to punish him, too?

J.R.: You know what? Whatever.

Marissa: J.R., are you ok?

J.R.: Get off me. Get off me. Huh.

Bianca: I'll go talk to him, ok?

Marissa: Thank you.

Brot: What are you doing? You don't look too well. There's a hospital around the corner. No? Ok, ok. All right. I get it. You're afraid of doctors. I've been there, but they can help you. Here. Yeah, take it. Come on. Go ahead. That wasn't so bad, right? There's a church not too far from here, and they have a shelter, and if you go there, they'll fix you up with a nice warm meal and a comfortable bed.

Dispatcher: Monroe, what's your 20?

Brot: This is Officer Monroe. I'm in the park.

Dixie's Voice: "The bride looked like a princess, and the groom was the handsomest I ever saw. I brought home a piece of wedding cake, because Mama said if I slept with it under my pillow, I'd dream about the man I'd marry. It's more crumbs than cake and I ate just a bit of it, but I'm still putting it under my pillow, and I'm going straight to bed, so I can start dreaming about my groom -- the man I'm going to love forever."

Cara: Are you ok?

Tad: I know how to say good-bye.

Marissa: Hey, you know I love you, right?

A.J.: Inside out and upside down.

Marissa: Yeah, exactly. That's right. Your dad and I -- we're not gonna get back together. But we're still gonna be a family, just a different kind of family, you know? I mean, there are all different kinds of families, and -- and different kinds of couples. Bianca and I love each other, and we're gonna be together. You understand?

A.J.: Like how Miranda and Gaby had two moms.

Marissa: Yeah, like that.

A.J.: And like Bobby Douglas, how he has two dads.

Marissa: Yeah, yeah, like Bobby and his dads. Right.

A.J.: Can I go get some ice cream now?

Marissa: Well, hug me first. Oh.

Bianca: Drunk and a jerk. Is that the example you want to set for A.J.?

J.R.: Well, you know it's a family tradition.

Bianca: But it's so you.

J.R.: I'll tell you what. Why don't you go away so this alcoholic can enjoy his booze?

Bianca: You never change.

J.R.: Why are you even here?

Bianca: When you don't get what you want, you feel sorry for yourself, and then you go right to the bottle. The last time you were this bad, you jumped out of a window.

J.R.: I landed on my feet. Ok, maybe I didn't.

Bianca: That is classic J.R. -- reeking with liquor and self-pity.

J.R.: Ooh. Ooh! That's harsh, considering you won.

Bianca: But I haven't won anything.

J.R.: It seems just like yesterday you had Babe between the sheets just to screw with me. And now here you are with Marissa, but this time it's real. How is that even possible? Marissa and I, we were so close to getting back together.

Bianca: No, you weren't.

J.R.: Because you stole her.

Bianca: No, all I did was love Marissa. And to my amazement, she loves me back.

J.R.: You think that makes it better? You think I don't know I screwed up?! Yeah, it was me! The truth is I screwed up!

Bianca: No, the truth is you had nothing to do with it.

David: Nothing is wrong. All right? Dr. Lorre had to postpone the consultation, that's all.

Jesse: Why am I not surprised? Is there anything that comes out of your mouth that anybody can trust, Hayward?

Angie: It's all right, Jesse. We can reschedule, David, right?

David: Yes. Absolutely. At the first available appointment. Now, if you'll excuse me --

Jesse: Typical.

Nurse: Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Lorre was wondering why you missed the appointment.

Jesse: Well, what a surprise: David Hayward lied.

Erica: You deserve to be loved for yourself. You, Jane. It's time for you to stop hiding behind being somebody else. It's time to be you -- Jane. Don't hide behind Erica Kane.

Jane: But if I stop being you, I'll be nothing. I'll be nobody.

Erica: You'll be Jane Campbell. Jane Campbell -- Jane Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. Look what you have pulled off. You masterminded a kidnapping, the kidnapping of me. You created this hideaway. And you have convinced everyone out there that you are me, and I'm not happy about that -- believe me, I have wanted to snap your neck. But what you've done is remarkable, and I know remarkable -- I'm Erica Kane. So own it. Understand and realize that you have huge potential. You don't have to hide behind a mask anymore. Be Jane Campbell. Say it.

Jane: I'm Jane.

Erica: Say it again.

Jane: I'm Jane.

Erica: Louder.

Jane: I'm Jane.

Erica: Again. Louder.

Jane: I'm Jane. I'm Jane!

Erica: Ok. It's time for you to go out in the world and be yourself, and it's time for me to go home.

Jane: I can't do it. Without my little girl, I'll be alone.

Ben: No, you won't. I'll be with you.

Jane: You'd go with me?

Ben: If you'll let me.

Jane: The only place I'll be going is prison.

Erica: No, I told you. I'm not gonna press charges. I won't turn you in to the police.

Jane: After what I've done? I've made a mess of your life. You must hate me.

Erica: I certainly hate what you've done to me, but I, strangely enough, don't hate you. And you're gonna have enough challenges going forward. I'm not gonna make you start your new life without your daughter from the confines of prison, and I'm not gonna let your mother win.

Jane: Really?

Erica: As long as you promise to start your new life, your new beginning as Jane and not Erica Kane, and that you get your own face back.

Jane: You would forgive all this?

Erica: I think, actually, I've learned as much about myself as I have about you.

Jane: Going back, David -- he knows I'm not really you.

Erica: Of course, he does. He slept with both of us. How could he not?

Jane: Then what's going to --

Erica: I'm going to deal with David.

Jane: Are you all right?

Ben: Yes. So are we agreed?

Jane: Ok. It's over.

Ben: We'll take you back to Pine Valley, but -- you can't know how to get back here.

Erica: Is that a blindfold?

Ben: Yeah.

Erica: All right. Do it. Oh! Can you just give me a few minutes?

Bianca: So is A.J. ok with you and me?

Marissa: It's weird. I think he's trying to make me feel better.

Bianca: A.J. is a strong little boy. We'll get him through it together.

Marissa: Thank you.

J.R.: Aw. Isn't that sweet. You have to do all this lady-love stuff in front of our son?

Marissa: Love is exactly what A.J. needs right now.

J.R.: No, what A.J. needs is some time with his dad. Isn't that right, A.J.? Guy stuff, right? A.J. rolls with the big dogs, right? Woof, woof, woof! Right? Ha ha ha! Huh? I tell you what. Why don't we go play some catch later? What do you say to that?

A.J.: I don't want to.

J.R.: Of course, you want to. What's wrong with you?

A.J.: No.

Marissa: It's all right, sweetie.

J.R.: I'm sorry. Ok, we can do whatever you want to go do. All right? I got to get out of here.

Marissa: Oh, J.R., wait. Here. Give me these.

J.R.: What the hell are you doing?

Marissa: You are not driving.

J.R.: I can do what the hell I want to do!

Marissa: Not drunk.

J.R.: Ok. I'll walk.

[Door slams]

Tad: Thank you. I got it. Hey. You made it.

Opal: Well, there you are.

Liza: Mystery invitation is hard to resist.

Krystal: I did what you asked me to do. I closed the place down. You want to tell me what the occasion is?

Tad: Yard sale?

Krystal: A yard sale?

Tad: Well, I don't know if I'd call it a yard sale.

Opal: Oh! Karaoke! Yard sale with karaoke! I could do my "Bad Girls."

Liza: Don't say that, Opal.

Tad: No, that's not gonna happen. As a matter of fact, I don't need a mic. I'm just trying to figure out how to do this. Why don't you guys sit down? We can start by doing that. Take your drinks. Go.

Opal: Sit down. All right.

Tad: It's not really much of a yard sale. There's not all that much to sell. The fact is Dixie's father -- Seabone -- yeah, he passed away. And before he did, he made sure that somebody -- I don't know who it was -- sent me a bunch of Dixie's childhood stuff from Pigeon Hollow. I was looking through it, and it's pretty powerful stuff. There's a lot of memories. But more importantly, the reason you guys are here is -- there are memories that I've been living with, trying to make sense of, wrestle to the ground for a long time. And I think -- I think I should pack them up, make my peace, and put them away. And the only way to do that is to -- to publicly honor and remember the woman I loved so long and so well, you know -- chicken suit and all.

Opal: Oh. Chicken suit! Ha! At least you had the legs for it.

Tad: Ma, do me a favor. Just don't heckle me, ok? This is hard enough as it is. I don't know where to start or how to start, but I guess -- as good a place as any is the day all those years ago that I was in Myrtle's dress shop and this young girl walked in, and she had really long, beautiful, golden hair and sky blue eyes. And she just started talking to me, and she smiled, and then -- the world kind of lit up. And after that, nothing else was ever the same.

Angie: I am perfectly capable of sitting here in the sun alone. It's a gorgeous day I feel, and I'm gonna sit here and enjoy it until my husband comes to join me.

Nurse: All right, then.

Angie: Hello? Is someone there? Who is it? Who's there?

David: Damn it, Ben, where the hell are you? You better be on your way. I want some answers.

Jack: So who'd you tick off this time, Hayward, huh?

David: Why don't you continue to drown your sorrows, all right?

Jack: I promised myself I was going to take the high road in all of this, but you know what? Now that I'm thinking about it, what the hell. [Punches David in the mouth]

David: Ohh!

Jesse: Whoa, whoa! I don't know what's going on, but I like it.

David: Are you kidding me?!

Jesse: What are you up to now, Hayward?

David: He's the one who attacked me, for crying out loud! And all because of my beautiful fiancée. [Kisses Erica] Ow! What the hell? You just bit me!

Erica: I'm just getting started, you son of a bitch. Jack, Jack, it's me. It's Erica. Oh, I have missed you so much. I love you so much.

Jack: Yeah, does your fiancé know that?

Erica: Jack, you don't understand. I'm not really engaged to David. Jane is.

Jack: "Jane"?

Jesse: Who's Jane?

Erica: Jane is the one who kidnapped me, she and Ben.

Jack: Who's Ben?

Erica: Ben is the man who -- I'll start from the beginning.

Jack: Yeah.

Erica: The wedding rehearsal at St. Barts? They knocked me out. They kidnapped me.

Jesse: We know you were kidnapped.

Erica: No, you don't know the whole story. Look, when I woke up, I was in a room that looked exactly like our bedroom. And Ben is the man who guarded me.

Jack: And Jane?

Erica: This is the really crazy part. Jane turned out to be a really huge fan, so much so that she actually had plastic surgery and wound up looking exactly like me. She wanted my life. All these months she's been living here, she's been pretending to be me. And David figured it out, and he kept her secret, and he helped her. But I -- look, I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. It wasn't me.

Jack: You're not making any sense here.

Erica: No, it was Jane. I was kidnapped. I know it's crazy, but I swear I'm telling you the truth. Tell them, David!

David: She's even worse off than I thought.

Angie: Are you frightened? Do you need help? Listen, it's ok. I'm a doctor, and the hospital is very -- we can go together.

Tad: Here's a fun little fact. By the time I met Dixie, I'd already been married and divorced twice. Yep. I wasn't exactly the kind of guy that anybody would want near their daughter or sister, wife, or mother. Because I was incredibly destructive. I was selfish. I was arrogant. I was damaged. And anytime I got within arm's length of a relationship, I screwed it up.

Opal: Ain't that the truth.

Liza: She's right, you know.

Krystal: Come on, Tad, you said it yourself.

Tad: But you guys don't have to agree with me so soon. Please, a little respect?

Opal: Come on. Cara is still here! She's a brave girl!

Tad: Again with the heckling, the commentary.

Opal: I'm just speaking my mind.

Tad: I'm speaking mine, too, and the reason is because she's a hell of a lot more than a brave girl. A hell of a lot. As a matter of fact, she's the reason I'm doing this. Where was I?

Opal: Screwing up.

Tad: Screwing up. Yeah. Screwing up, which I did over and over and over and over again, until I met Dixie. Somehow she changed all that -- Dixie and her son J.R.

Marissa: It's all my fault.

Bianca: No, you are not the one drinking and acting out.

Marissa: I know, but J.R. would still be sober if I hadn't announced that I'm in love with you.

Bianca: No, alcohol was J.R.'s choice. He did that all on his own.

Tad: I remember the first time Dixie ever called me "J.R.'s daddy" and how much it meant to me. Because we had just come back from our honeymoon in Mexico, and she said it, and it just shot right through me. I'll never forget it, because at first I was scared to death. And then all of a sudden, for some reason, I looked at that kid, and I knew everything was gonna be fine, that we were a family and I was in for the count, man -- hook, line, and sinker. We could get through anything, survive anything, including my mother moving in with us.

Opal: At least I didn't move in after weddings two and three!

Tad: I'll give you that much. And as all of you know, Dixie's favorite song was "You Are My Sunshine," and that's always got me. She used to sing it all the time. She would whistle it to herself, and more importantly, she would sing it to J.R., and it was an amazing thing to watch her with him. And every time she sang that song, I swear she could pull me back from anything. It was magic, and I still see that magic every day -- every time I look in Kathy's eyes or I hear her laugh. I'm gonna do everything I possibly can to keep that magic alive by being as good a father to Kathy as I know how, and by doing whatever I have to to convince my little boy J.R. that no matter how many mistakes he makes, he is still my son. And he will always be every bit the man that his mother dreamed he would be someday. More importantly, I think that's why I guess I'm willing to say good-bye. Because Dixie always taught me what it took, what it meant, what a miracle it was to have the chance to be a father and a husband, and I hope I'm always willing. I hope to God I never stop learning.

Krystal: Oh, that was so sweet.

Tad: Thanks, babe.

Opal: Oh, my boy.

Angie: Are you still here?

Brot: Angie?

Angie: Brot? There's someone here who needs help. I think it's a woman?

Brot: There's no one here but us.

David: I've been worried about this from the moment you guys pulled her from the rubble. I had hoped by humoring her, that we could prevent a complete unspooling.

Erica: Oh, you stop right there. You knew I was kidnapped. You knew that Jane was pretending to be me. You saw your chance and you seduced her.

David: She's right. I did play along with Erica's fantasy.

Erica: "My fantasy"?

David: I pretended to be in love with her, because I felt that's what she needed to hear. The fact that I got a hospital out of it -- I wasn't gonna complain, right? I'm just sorry that it ended up hurting you so much.

Jesse: Classic Hayward, except for the apology.

Erica: Exactly. Classic Hayward: He's lying. Jack, you believe me, don't you?

Jack: I want to more than anything, but this --

Erica: "But"? But what? How could there be a "but"? You can't possibly think that I would actually fall in love with David Hayward, that I would want to marry him? Jack, I love you. I have thought of nothing but coming back to you for months.

Jack: Tell me, Erica, how did you get away from your kidnappers?

Erica: I finally convinced them to let me go.

Jesse: Just like that, they just let you go?

Erica: I told them that I wouldn't press charges.

David: Really? So someone steals your life, and you just forgive and forget?

Erica: No, some things you never forgive.

Jesse: So the kidnappers have vanished, and the only description that you can give us is that the woman that kidnapped you looks exactly like you?

Jack: You do hear how this sounds?

Erica: My God, Jack. How could you not know that that woman wasn't me?

Tad: I hope you all know how important you are, that you got me through it all, that you're part of the story.

Liza: For better or worse.

Tad: Oh, come on. Today, better. Definitely better.

Cara: That was wonderful.

Tad: And I hope you know that you're -- you're the biggest part of this. You're the reason I have the courage to say good-bye.

Brot: It's all right, Angie. I think I know which woman you're talking about. She seemed homeless and hungry, and so I pointed her in the direction of the shelter. Hopefully, she's there right now.

Angie: I hope so. There was just something about her.

J.R.: I don't need Tad to teach me how to be a man. I don't need Marissa teaching me about love. I don't need anybody.

Marissa: I'm worried about J.R. I hope he gets help soon, but until then, I have to do what's best for A.J.

Bianca: I'll do whatever you want. Ok? Between me and you and the girls and the whole Martin clan, A.J. will be just surrounded by love, and that is the most important thing right now. What?

Marissa: I'm just wondering. Why did it take me so long to realize how perfect you are for me?

Erica: Did she really have you so completely fooled?

David: This is obviously a case of posttraumatic stress disorder. She really needs help, guys.

Erica: Don't talk about me as if I'm not here.

Jack: Just shut up, Hayward. Just shut up.

David: I'm just saying I'm happy to recommend a specialist who could help her right now --

Erica: Just stop the lying! Stop it! [Chokes David]

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