All My Children Transcript Wednesday 9/21/11


Episode #10710

Provided By Suzanne
Proofread By Gisele

Michael E. Knight: The cast and crew of "All My Children" would like to dedicate this episode to the memory of our beloved friend Mary Fickett (1928-2011).

Tad: Jake, I'm telling you. Every week it's like clockwork. On Sunday, Mom and Dad usually call up for an update, and I haven't heard anything all week. And I've left messages. I'm starting to get concerned.

Jake: Right. I say don't worry about it until there's a real reason to worry about it.

Tad: Yeah, you're a big help. I'm gonna keep trying.

Dixie: Has Jake heard from them?

Tad: Nothing. I don't like it.

[Doorbell rings]

Ruth: Surprise.

Tad: Whoa! What are you doing here? What the hell are you doing, period? Didn't you get my messages? You scared me to death.

Ruth: I didn't get any messages until after I landed. And I was so close, I just couldn't wait to surprise you.

Tad: Yeah, mission accomplished. What'd you do with Dad?

Woman: They are trying to get me. There's one right there!

Orderly: I'll have the doctor on call take a look at you.

Woman: I want her to examine me. We know each other, don't we -- or did we?

Maria: Uh, I don't know. Maybe. Possibly. I wish I could help you. I can't examine you, though. I'm not on staff anymore.

Woman: But you're a doctor, so you can treat me.

Orderly: She was wandering through the town square. Someone called an ambulance.

Woman: They're everywhere. They're trying to get me. He could be one of them. You can't let them get me. I'm Erica Kane's daughter.

Maria: You're actually gonna be ok. He's not "one of the them," whatever that is, and you're gonna be fine. Just do me a favor and let's find her a cubicle, and I'll call Psych. You're gonna be just fine. We're gonna take very good care of you.

Woman: You promise?

Maria: I promise.

Maria: A lot of kooky characters here in Pine Valley.

Jake: All right. Honey.

Amanda: Hi.

Jake: Hi.

Amanda: Guess what.

Jake: What?

Amanda: The loft next to us is for sale.

Jake: Is that right? Hmm. So the old lady, she -- and you don't like our loft anymore?

Amanda: I love it. I love it. But I'll love it even more when we expand for our family.

Jake: Right. You know that adoptions take a while, right?

Amanda: I know. But if we buy now, then it will be ready whenever we get our perfect little boy or girl.

Jake: Right. Ok.

Amanda: I mean, unless -- but you haven't changed your mind about adopting, have you?

Jake: No. Of course not, no. I can't wait. I can't wait. It's my parents, and they've gone missing. I just don't know where they are, and I hope they're all right.

Joe: More than "all right," especially now we're back in Pine Valley, where we belong.

Jake: What's up, Pop?

Joe: And you, my friend.

Jesse: I'm only doing this because the doctor here says it's a matter of life and death.

David: What are you doing here? The patient is in critical condition.

Griffin: I need you to tell me what to do, or else we're gonna lose the patient for good.

Brooke: Oh, I know it's not the same.

Adam: No, no, it's not.

J.R.: Babe? Is it really you? God, I missed you.

Babe: Stop. Don't come any closer.

J.R.: What's wrong?

Babe: The gun. You can't.

J.R.: I've missed you so much.

[J.R. puts down the gun and hugs Babe, then they kiss and smile at each other]

Babe: I'm scared for you.

J.R.: I'm fine now.

Babe: No, you're not. And if you don't change this course you're on, you are gonna lose the only person who can save you: Yourself.

Woman: So I see vampires. That doesn't make me crazy.

Maria: No, vampires are very popular.

Woman: I saw them before they were trendy. But the only crazy thing is I feel like I know you, like I've lived here before, but I can't remember when. It's like I've been homesick for a place that I didn't remember until I came here and realized that this is the place. Does that make sense?

Maria: Um, no. But oddly enough, I understand what you mean. Pine Valley is just that kind of town. I remember when I left here, I was so homesick for so long, and I think I'm gonna miss it again all over again when I leave.

Woman: But you can't leave. You're the only person that can help me.

Maria: Oh, no, there's great doctors here. You're gonna be in wonderful hands.

Woman: Ok. Don't forget to tell them I'm Erica Kane's daughter.

Maria: Yes.

Dixie: It's so good to be home.

Ruth: I was just saying the same thing! Oh, Dixie. Oh.

Opal: And so in Hawaii, Sam was saying to me that I ought to reopen the Glamorama at that same spot.

Dixie: Hello!

Opal: Oh, my goodness! Turn me inside out! Oh, hello! Oh, I'm so glad to see you!

Krystal: So good to see you.

Opal: Yeah! And where's Joe?

Ruth: He's in the hospital.

Opal: What?!

Ruth: No, at the hospital. With David Hayward incarcerated, well, Angie asked Joe to return to be a temporary consultant.

Opal: Oh, my gosh! That's --

Krystal: Wait, wait. Does that mean that you're gonna --

Ruth: Joe and I are moving back to Pine Valley!

Opal: Whoo! Ha ha ha!

Krystal: Oh, oh, yes!

Maria: I thought I saw you earlier. How are you?

Joe: What a surprise.

Maria: So good to see you! So good to see you guys. Howdy. How are you?

Jake: I'm great. Maria actually has a patient in the I.C.U., and I asked her to come and give a consult.

Joe: Really? Any chance of your coming back permanently? Having you back on staff would be quite a coup.

Maria: You have no idea how much I would love to. I miss Pine Valley so much, but I've got my practice there and the kids are settled, so I really --

[Phone rings]

Maria: I really can't. But -- oh, I'm sorry. It's kind of an important call from Miami. I will check back with you guys and say good-bye before I leave. Ok?

Amanda: Good to see you.

Joe: We'll count on it.

Amanda: Wow! Dixie, Maria, you, and Ruth?

Joe: Yeah.

Amanda: You know that feeling I had right after surgery that everything was gonna be incredible?

Jake: Sure.

Amanda: Well, it's happening.

Tad: Something weird going on around here, and I'm gonna figure it out.

Dixie: What are you on about?

Tad: Think about it. How much can one guy take? First, you're home, and then Cara gets a green card. Amanda survived her cancer, and now Mom and Dad are moving home.

Dixie: Incredible, isn't it?

Tad: It's weird.

Dixie: It's not weird.

Tad: Something is going on around here. If I have to keep this up, I'm gonna need medication. Plus, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Dixie: Ye of little faith.

Tad: I got plenty of faith. It's just strange.

[Knock on door]

Dixie: See? That's probably Joe.

Tad: No, that's the other shoe.

Dixie: Ohh.

Tad: Whoa. No way. No way!

Jamie: Way.

Tad: I can't believe it. I was just saying to myself nobody deserves to be this happy.

Jamie: I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Ha. You're hurting me.

Griffin: I pushed the drugs like you said, but they had no effect.

David: Conscious?

Griffin: Yes, but the vitals are very weak, David. If you could just tell me what to do --

David: That's just it. I can't just tell you what to do. It could be one of a million reasons. If I can't see for myself, there's no way for me to know for sure.

Griffin: Short of breaking you out of here, I doubt that's going to happen.

David: Then that's exactly what I have to make happen.

J.R.: Now that you're back, everything's gonna be fine now.

Babe: I'm not back. I'm not real. My father's been messing with you.

J.R.: What are you talking about? He brought my mother back, and Zach and Greenlee. He hates me, but of course, he would do the same for his daughter.

Babe: Maybe he tried. Maybe it just didn't work. You would know in your heart if I was alive, J.R.

J.R.: You don't know what it's been like since I lost you. I got sick. I almost died. And my father left. I lost the house and the company, and they took our son! Took our son! I can't let them win.

Babe: Look at me. You have to let it go. Please. Please, just remember what a good man you are.

J.R.: It's too late.

Babe: No. It's never too late to change. Please. I am trying to help you.

J.R.: You can't.

Babe: Why not?

J.R.: Because you're dead! [Cries and picks up the gun]

Jamie: I just wanted to see my family.

Tad: Thank God for that.

Dixie: Aw. Oh, Joe!

Joe: Our very own miracle.

Dixie: Oh-ho-ho-ho!

Joe: Welcome home.

Dixie: Thank you -- to both of us!

Joe: Yes.

Jake: How are you?

Tad: Can I get a hug?

Joe: Yes. Oh, Tad. You and Dixie -- true love will always find a way. It may take a while.

Tad: There is that.

Amanda: The Martins together again. Wow.

Joe: It's just a temporary job.

Jake: Wait. We'll see about that.

Joe: I have to tell you one thing we've learned, though: Life moves too fast. And we can't slow the passage of the days, but we can choose who we spend them with. Yeah? Right?

Tad: And isn't that the truth?

Opal: Some of those best days are preserved right here in this photo album if you want to see. Come over here, Jamie. Have a look and see what you've been missing.

Joe: Oh, judging from the idiot grin on my son, something tells me that you put it there.

Dixie: Tad and I have never been happier, and that says a lot.

Joe: I'm so glad to hear that. This -- seeing all my children happy and settled with the ones they love -- it's all I've really wanted.

Dixie: Could you just excuse me for one little tinsy second?

Joe: Yes. Sure.

Dixie: Ok.

Ruth: You have been blessed with a miracle.

Tad: Don't I know it. And I think it's a good idea to celebrate the fact every day for the rest of my life, starting today. Mom, you are right.

Ruth: Ah. Yes, I certainly am.

Brooke: Why don't we go back to the hotel, check in? You'll get some rest, and then we'll come back?

Adam: One of them is missing.

J.R.: You told me I could have that one, remember? Gonna renege on that promise, too?

Adam: It's good to see you, son.

J.R.: Yeah, nice try, Dad. Let's not pretend that either one of us is happy to see each other.

Brooke: J.R., your father's come a long way.

J.R.: To tell me what a failure I am, I'm sure. So what are you waiting for? Now is as good a time as any. Go on! Give me your best shot.

Dixie: Oh!

Tad: I'm sorry.

Dixie: No, it's ok. I just got your text.

Tad: Yeah. So what'd you want?

Dixie: It's ok. No, you go ahead first. No, you text me first, so you go first. Ok? Or it's ok.

Tad: It doesn't matter. I -- I think that we're -- I think you're here for the same reason that I am.

Krystal: Let me tell you something. Your mother is gonna be so homesick when she finds out that you're here.

Jamie: Actually, she and Adam were in town for a visit, as well.

Krystal: To straighten J.R. out, I hope.

Jamie: Dad said that he's been a mess lately.

Krystal: Yeah. I -- I don't think anyone can stop him this time.

Jamie: You mean like Babe?

David: Thank you for coming.

Angie: Did you think I wouldn't? It's nice to finally put a name to a face, Dr. Castillo.

Griffin: I heard the great news.

Angie: Yeah, thanks to your mentor. What's this all about, David?

David: Remember when you told me that if I had any other people that I was holding, that I needed to bring them back?

Angie: You said that you passed along the information to Dr. Castillo.

Griffin: Yes, but I don't have all the knowledge that David has.

David: If I don't get there in time, I'm gonna lose this patient. So I was hoping that you could convince Jesse to just let me go there.

Angie: Jesse, what --

Jesse: Angela, he is trying to use you to make his great escape.

David: That's not what I'm doing.

Jesse: Then tell me who this patient is.

Angie: David, you've come this far.

David: Fine. I'll tell you. 

Tad: So the good news is --

Dixie: Yes.

Tad: We're on the same page?

Dixie: We are? We are.

Tad: We are.

Dixie: Ok. Great. That's good. Let's do it. Wait a minute. What are you doing?

Tad: I don't think it counts if we're both --

Dixie: No, I'm gonna --

Tad: No, no, I was gonna --

Dixie: No. Well --

Tad: Dixie, seriously, you have any idea how hard it's gonna be to get up from this position?

Dixie: Oh, don't move. It's actually ok because -- listen for the creaking -- there it is.

Tad: There it is. Ok.

Dixie: All right. You want to sit down or something?

Tad: I wish I could.

Dixie: Do you need a hand?

Tad: They're gonna throw us out of here.

Dixie: Tad, I can't believe how old we are. Come here.

[Phone dials]

[Phone rings]

Opal: Hello?

Tad: Ohh. Oh.

Dixie: Better?

Tad: Much.

Opal: Hello?

Tad: So much for sweeping you off your feet. Ha ha ha ha! I only regret one thing: That it's so early.

Opal: [Whispering] Oh, my God!

Ruth: What is it?

Opal: I think Thaddeus is about to pop the question.

Dixie: You've done this before?

Tad: Yeah, a few times.

Dixie: Well, you know, I'd like to give it a try.

Tad: Oh, ok. Be my guest.

Dixie: Ok. Thank you.

Tad: Ok.

Dixie: This is hard. Tad, I remember the day that we met --

Tad: Myrtle's restaurant.

Dixie: Oh, yes! Shh.

Tad: Ok. All right.

Dixie: And you were so handsome and funny, charming. You showed me a kindness that I -- I just never expected.

Tad: I'll tell you a secret: It wasn't that hard.

Dixie: Just from the minute -- I mean, the minute you met me -- you didn't even know me, and you started taking care of me and J.R. I mean, how can I not fall in love with you?

Tad: As I recall, I was the one that had to tell you that you were in love with me.

Dixie: You did. I was so young. Ohh. And thank God I've had our star to guide me back to you. You're my home. You're my heart. You're everything to me. I'm simply lost without you, my dear. You're where I want to be. You're where I belong.

Tad: Not bad.

Dixie: Thank you.

Tad: Not bad at all. You know, since you've been home, I've been worried that I would go too fast, I would screw things up. But I realized this afternoon that I don't want to waste any more time worrying about anything. Because I'm with you, and that's the only thing that means anything. It's the only thing that counts, and I know it won't always be pretty. We've got a track record, but it will be us -- you and me, with a home and a family, be talking to each other, not a star. As far as I'm concerned, I've spent too many years grieving about what I've lost or daydreaming about what might be someday. As far as I'm concerned, "someday" is today, and every day from here on. And I think this is where I'm supposed to tell you that I commit my life to yours or that I -- I've committed my heart to yours, but the truth is I did it 20 years ago in that dress shop.

Dixie: So -- together --

Tad: Forever.

Dixie: Forever?

Tad: So what are you doing --

Dixie: Will you marry me? Ha ha!

Tad: Yes.

All: Aw!

Jake: Congratulations! Congratulations!


Adam: Why don't you sit down, son?

Brooke: Do you want to do this now?

Adam: We need to settle it.

J.R.: I assume "settling" means that you're gonna punish me for everything, as if giving my inheritance to a cousin that I hate wasn't enough.

Brooke: Stop being so disrespectful to your father.

J.R.: What happened to you? You forget how he almost destroyed you with my mother all those years ago? And now you end up together, and you're happy, while I end up with nothing?

Adam: I gave you everything!

J.R.: No, you gave me money! For every soccer game you missed, every time you tried to turn me into you, every time you were disappointed in me, every significant moment in my life, you just threw money around -- the judges and principals and at me -- and I guess maybe because you think that money just buys everything, everything that a boy would ever need but one thing that I needed the most: A father.

Adam: I never meant to hurt you.

J.R.: Did you think stripping me of the family inheritance would help?

Brooke: J.R., your father saw what the money did to you. It corrupted your sense of right and wrong, and that is the only reason that he gave your share to Scott.

Adam: For your own good, son.

J.R.: No. Don't ever call me that again.

Jesse: That's impossible. There was a police investigation, a coroner's report.

Griffin: You mean like there was with Zach and Dixie?

David: Ok, look, I'm happy to explain all of this later, but right now I have a life that's hanging in the balance. And if I don't get there in time, my patient is going to die.

Angie: You heard him.

Jesse: I don't believe it.

David: Oh, my God.

Angie: If you can't believe him, believe me. Now, I know what he's capable of, good and bad, and right now lives could be changed for the better from saving this one person. I would never forgive myself if I did nothing. Deep down, I know you couldn't either.

Adam: J.R., I know you're angry. But I am hoping that in time, you'll see why I did what I did.

J.R.: I know why, Dad. Bottom line is I was never the son you wanted me to be. And you stayed away all that time because you couldn't stand the sight of me.

Adam: No. No, you're wrong. That's not why.

Brooke: Your father took Stuart's death harder than he realized, J.R.

J.R.: And me destroying this Chandler legacy didn't help, did it?

Adam: No, I did it by crippling you with my overblown expectations. I take full responsibility for all of it.

J.R.: But you're still cutting me off, right?

Brooke: J.R., right or wrong, your father loves you. And he's afraid that you are never gonna be your own man as long as you think you have a safety net. And you're never gonna stand on your own two feet if you're not forced to do it.

J.R.: So in other words, he's disowning me? You want me to go? I'll go!

Brooke: No, that is not what he wants.

Adam: No, actually, it is.

Brooke: You don't mean that.

Adam: I never thought I'd say this in my life, but leaving Pine Valley is the smartest move you could make right now.

Amanda: Oh! They're here!

Opal: Quick, everybody! Come on, act natural!

Ruth: Joe, Joe, come on.

[Opal whistles]

Tad: Ah, good. You're all still here. Um, we have a little announcement.

Opal: You're getting married! I know! We heard! Ha ha ha ha! Yes! Oh, together again for the 20th time! Ha ha ha! Oh, I'm so happy! We heard! We heard!

Tad: What do you mean, you heard?

Jake: We are very happy for you, almost sister-in-law.

David: The ambulance is gonna be here any second. I am gonna be useless with these still on. Please tell me he's still alive.

Griffin: It was touch-and-go all the way here, but he's still with us. They're bringing him in now.

David: Do you really want his death on your hands?

Jamie: Lock your phone.

Jamie: So, Dad --

Tad: Here we go.

Jamie: Next time you drop down on one knee --

Tad: Mm-hmm?

Jamie: Lock your phone.

Tad: Yeah. Tell you what -- I'm sure as hell not gonna have a phone in my pocket during the honeymoon.

Krystal: Hey.

Tad: Hey.

Krystal: It's been a really, really long time coming, and I'm thrilled for you.

Opal: You've been my daughter-in-law so many times now, and you are as much my own as my own sweet Jenny was.

Dixie: [Sighs] That's a lot to live up to.

Opal: You already have, honey. You already have. Come here.

Jake: Ah.

[Cheering as champagne cork pops]

Joe: Well, guess who overheard and wanted to join the party.

Kathy: Daddy, are you and Mommy really getting married?

Tad: We are.

Kathy: Can me and Jenny be the flower girls?

Dixie: Oh, I would like nothing more.

Opal: That's for sure. Here, Ruthie! Come on! Let's get this party started, huh?

Ruth: I thought you'd never get here with this.

Opal: Yeah, right!

Amanda: It's like a fairy tale come true.

Tad: Yeah, complete with troll. From what I understand, Hayward is going away for a long time.

Jake: Come here. Bring in a little love, please, my soon-to-be once again sister-in-law.

Tad: Take it easy. We've gotten into trouble with that before.

Jake: You stop it.

Joe: In some ways, it's like no time has passed at all -- Dixie and Tad getting married, Jamie here, our family together, happy -- and yet, uh --

Ruth: Time has passed.

Joe: Mm-hmm.

Ruth: And Kate isn't here.

Joe: I'd like to think of Mother up there as watching over us, smiling, laughing, living on in her namesake. Who knows? Maybe she even managed to bring all of us back together again. Yeah?

Amanda: Trevor, say "Cheese."

All: Cheese!

Singer: I never used to notice the little things taking them for granted

Jake: Marry me?

Amanda: Yes.

Jake: God, you're beautiful.

Singer: How words that go unspoken --

Tad: Actually, he didn't say you could do that yet.

Singer: To me these are the moments to remember --

All: Surprise!

Amanda: Aah!

Dixie: Jamie? Where is Jamie?

Singer: A new song guiding our way

Tad: I know you.

Jake: We love you. Bye, Mama. We love you, Mama.

Singer: Long and gone away I never stopped to notice the stars at night, taking it for granted the world to find, stand by my --

Krystal: What's our motto? We deserve the best --

Krystal and Babe: And together, we can always get it.

Krystal: Yes.

Singer: These are the moments to remember in our days these are the times the world will speak of when I'm long and gone away


David's voice: Marissa was right to keep you away. She and Bianca are ten times the parent you will ever be!

J.R.: You son of a --

Bianca: You are not gonna get another chance to take A.J. away.

J.R.: Where is my son?!

Marissa: You are not getting anywhere near him.

David's voice: Let me tell you something, Junior. I may be behind bars right now, but you're the real loser in all this. You know that?

Scott: You've lost your wife. You've lost your son, the company, the house. Now it seems you've lost your dad's respect and money. Do you have anything else left to lose?

Adam: Leaving Pine Valley is the smartest move you could make right now.

J.R.: [Loads his gun] They all think I'm so bad now? They haven't seen anything yet.

Brooke: You did the right thing.

Adam: If I had been one half the father I should've been --

Adam: Stuart could always get through to J.R., just as he always could with me. But he's not here, is he, because of me.

Brooke: What? What?

Adam: Stuart. I could swear I just heard his voice.

Brooke: What did he say?

Adam: "I'm right here, Adam." It's just like when we were kids, when we were playing hide-and-go-seek. And if I got really close to where he was hiding, he'd pop up and he'd say, "Here I am, Adam." "Here I am."

E.M.T.: B.P. 82/55. Pulse is 98 and thready.

David: Damn it, Jesse! If I can't my hands on him right now, he will die! Come on, come on! You cannot give up now. Do you hear me? You have to stay here. Not after everything that I've done to bring you back. You need to fight. Do you hear me? It's time to come back, Stuart. Let's get a full set of vitals and a nasal cannula at 6 liters --

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