AMC Transcript Wednesday 9/3/80

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 9/3/80


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Brandon: Uh-huh. Ok, thanks, Karen. Tell John we'll see him there. Bye-bye. Well, we're all set. Mr. Woodward will be joining us for cocktails and then dinner at Kirby's.

Erica: Kirby's?

Brandon: Yes, one of John's favorites. Have you ever been there?

Erica: No. No, no, I've never been there, but I certainly have heard about it. I'm very impressed.

Brandon: Just as I'm sure Mr. Woodward will be with you. Now, I better set up your video test.

Erica: Mr. Kingsley, don't you think that perhaps I should just have cocktails with you and Mr. Woodward -- that is, if you wouldn't mind?

Brandon: I certainly would mind. Why?

Erica: I just hate to disappoint my husband about this evening.

Brandon: Oh. We're back to that, are we?

Erica: It's our second wedding anniversary, so naturally that's important to us.

Brandon: Erica, you do want to represent our products as the new Sensuelle woman, don't you?

Erica: Oh, yes, of course, I do -- more than I can say. And I'm not being difficult, please. I'm not trying to be difficult. It's just that I really feel torn about this evening. My husband's already made the dinner reservations. He's already invited friends to join us.

Brandon: Ok, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll arrange to have my pilot fly you to Pine Valley in my jet. That way, you can have dinner with us and still make your party. How's that?

Erica: That is wonderful. Thank you very, very much, Mr. Kingsley.

Brandon: It's no problem. I understand your dilemma. Now, would you like to call your husband from here?

Erica: Oh, yes, I would, if you wouldn't mind?

Brandon: Not at all. Be my guest. As a matter of fact, I'll leave you alone, so you can talk in private.

Erica: Thank you. That's so nice of you.

Brandon: See you later.

Sybil: Oh, Betsy, what a mess. I never wanted this to happen. I really didn't.

Betsy: I know that, Sybil. Come on, honey, it's not the end of the world.

Sybil: It is for me. I'm pregnant by a man who doesn't even care.

Betsy: Honey, we'll work out something. I promise you.

Sybil: Betsy, how could he -- how could Cliff do this to me? Go ahead and marry Nina when I already told him I was carrying his child? How could he be so unfeeling about his own flesh and blood?

[Indistinct chatter while music plays]




Frank: Nina is absolutely breathtaking.

Cliff: I know. I have never seen her more beautiful.

Frank: So stop worrying. You're marrying the girl you love.

Cliff: Yeah, more than anything else in the world.

[Music plays]

Tom: Hey, babe. How's it going?

Erica: Oh, just great, darling. Just great. How's everything with you? Did the fire inspector come?

Tom: Oh, yeah. He was here and gone in a flash. I could've gone to New York with you anyway.

Erica: Oh, no, you couldn't have. No, no, no, you would've hated every minute of it, darling. We have been just running in and out of showrooms all day.

Tom: Did you see anything you liked?

Erica: No, not yet. But I do still have a lot of showrooms that I could still go to. Darling, did you happen to call everybody and ask them to come tonight?

Tom: I sure did. I told you I'd take care of it, didn't I?

Erica: Are they all coming?

Tom: Yeah. Let's see -- Mark with or without a date -- he wasn't sure -- your mom, and Dr. Tyler.

Erica: Oh, drat.

Tom: What's the matter?

Erica: Darling, listen. Do you think that you could possibly call them back and ask them to come tomorrow night instead?

Tom: Tomorrow night? You got to be kidding.

Erica: No, no, I'm not kidding. Please?

Tom: Erica, our anniversary is today. It's not tomorrow.

Erica: I know. But one little day isn't gonna make any difference, is it?

Tom: There is no way that we can have it tomorrow night, Erica. You and I will both be working in The Goalpost.

Erica: Tom, you know I wouldn't ask you this unless it were very important.

Tom: What could be more important than our anniversary, for crying out loud? I thought this celebration was as important to you as it is to me.

Erica: It is! Of course, it is! But --

Tom: But what?! What in the heck is going on up there, anyway?

Betsy: Syb, are you sure you want to go ahead and have this baby?

Sybil: That's a strange remark coming from you. You're the one who's anti-abortion.

Betsy: I'm not the one who's pregnant.

Sybil: Yes, I'm sure I want to have my baby. It was conceived in love -- at least my love for Cliff.

Betsy: Then perhaps you should consider moving out of Pine Valley.

Sybil: Why? What good would that do?

Betsy: Sybil, can't you see what it would be like living here, being near Cliff, working with him side by side? It would be sheer torture for you.

Sybil: I love him, Betsy. Now, how can it be torture being near the man you love?

Betsy: With that man going home every night to someone else?

Sybil: Don't say that!

Betsy: Sybil, I have to say it. After today, Cliff and Nina are gonna be husband and wife. Honey, you can't fight it.

Sybil: And he can't deny that this is his child.

Betsy: Why do you want to do this to him? Why do you want to do it to yourself?

Sybil: Why should I run away? I have a good job here, good pay. I'd have to start all over somewhere else.

Betsy: What about the gossip after you start showing?

Sybil: I won't tell anybody it was Cliff, if that's what you mean.

Betsy: Nina is gonna know immediately that Cliff is the father. She's no dummy.

Sybil: So what?

Betsy: I can't believe that's what you want.

Sybil: All I want is the father of my child to accept his responsibility.

Betsy: Honey, if you don't care enough about yourself, then at least think about Cliff and Nina and what this is going to do to them. You don't want to be that spiteful, do you?

[Music plays]

Minister: Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God and in the face of this company to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate instituted of God signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his church, which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commended of St. Paul to be honorable among all men, and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God. Into this holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined. If any man can show just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter forever hold his peace. I do require and charge you both, as you will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed. So if either of you know any impediment why you should not lawfully be joined together in matrimony, you do now confess it. But be well assured that if any persons are joined together otherwise than as God's word doth allow, their marriage is not lawful. Clifford, wilt thou have this woman to thy wedded wife to live together according to God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her so long as ye both shall live?

Cliff: I will.

Minister: Nina, wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love him, comfort him, honor, and keep him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live?

Nina: I will.

Minister: Who giveth this woman to be married to this man? Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?

Palmer: I -- I give this woman.

[Doorbell rings]

Ellen: Yes, may I -- oh, Mark. What in the world are you doing here?

Mark: Why? Has this building been condemned again?

Ellen: Certainly not. I just thought you'd be at Nina's wedding. You're such good friends.

Mark: Yeah, I would've liked to have gone, but somebody I know got elected to Freshman Orientation Week: Me.

Ellen: Oh.

Mark: As a matter of fact, I was on my way back out to the university just now.

Ellen: And this was just a little detour?

Mark: I thought I would stop by and present an invitation.

Ellen: Oh, now we see. What is it?

Mark: May I have the honor of your company at Erica and tom's anniversary party tonight? Want to go?

Ellen: Yes. Surprised you, didn't it -- surprised myself. Hmm. So it seems as if their reconciliation is working out, right?

Mark: That remains to be seen.

Ellen: Why do you say that?

Mark: Because with my unpredictable sister, it's very hard to make predictions.

Ellen: Sounds like you have some doubts.

Mark: No, I'm just being cautious. After all, they've only just gotten back together.

Ellen: I don't see how they'd be having second thoughts, not if they're thinking of a celebration this evening.

Mark: Yeah -- if Erica makes it back in time.

Ellen: What exactly are you getting at?

Mark: Nothing. It's just that she spent the day in New York with her decorator.

Ellen: So Tom's upset about that?

Mark: No. It's just that it was their day off. I think he wanted to spend it together. He's not upset. As a matter of fact, he's very happy with the situation as it is right now. It's Erica I'm a little concerned about.

Ellen: Why?

Mark: Well, I just don't think she's changed as much as everybody thinks she has.

Tom: Just what are you trying to pull, Erica?

Erica: Tom, I'm not trying to pull anything.

Tom: There must be some reason why you want to postpone our party tonight.

Erica: Listen, if you would just calm down, I will tell you.

Tom: All right. I'm calm. What is it?

Erica: Well, I was just thinking. While I'm already here in New York, I should take advantage of this and go to as many showrooms as I possibly can.

Tom: What does that have to do with our party?

Erica: Tom, I can't get into the showrooms by myself. And since Mr. Kingsley is willing to stick with me until they close at 6:00 --

Tom: Erica, I have invited everyone to The Chateau for a 6:00 dinner.

Erica: But, Tom, that's so early. My goodness, that's uncivilized. Nobody eats dinner at 6:00.

Tom: Maybe not in New York, but they do here in Pine Valley.

Erica: Tom, please? Won't you just do me this one little favor?

Tom: No, I will not, and I cannot. And I'll tell you something else -- I'm hurt that you would even expect me to.

Erica: Darling, listen. We don't have to postpone it if you will just call everybody back and ask them if they can come at 8:00 instead of 6:00. I know I can make the 6:30 train.

Tom: Erica, I can't believe that you would do this to us.

Erica: Do what? Darling, I am only doing this for you. I just want you to have a really beautiful apartment to look at when you come home. Don't you care?

Tom: What I care about is I wanted to spend the day with you, my wife. Now it looks as though I'm gonna be lucky if I get five minutes with you tonight.

Erica: Oh, no, darling, listen. Listen, I will make it all up to you tonight when I see you, ok? When we're alone, we'll have our own private little celebration of our wonderful two years of marriage to the most beautiful man in the whole world. Ok?

Tom: Ok. You win. I -- look, don't knock yourself out up there. I don't want you too tired for tonight.

Erica: I am never too tired for you. Oh, I love you, my angel.

Tom: I love you, too, sweetheart. So I'll see you at 8:00 at The Chateau, right?

Erica: Right. Bye-bye. [Hangs up phone] Oh, Tom, you're such a pussycat.

Minister: May I have Nina's ring, please? Clifford, will you place this ring on Nina's finger and repeat after me?

Minister: With this ring, I thee wed --

Cliff: With this ring, I thee wed --

Minister: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Cliff: In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Minister: May I have Clifford's ring, please? Nina, will you place this ring on Clifford's finger and repeat after me? With this ring, I thee wed --

Nina: With this ring, I thee wed --

Minister: In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Nina: In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Minister: Those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder. For as much as Clifford and Nina have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto have given and pledged to their troth each to the other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving a ring and by joining hands --

[Cliff remembering]

Sybil: So what's the problem?

Cliff: Sybil, aren't you listening? The problem is even thinking about having a child in your situation. It's totally unrealistic.

Sybil: Not when you're in love with the baby's father, it's not.

Cliff: Sybil, what happened between you and me is over! It's finished! I am not gonna give up Nina!

Sybil: She's gonna find out, you know. When I'm 8 months pregnant, all she has to do is count back to figure out who the father is.

Minister: I pronounce that they are man and wife -- in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. You may kiss your bride, Clifford.

[Cliff and Nina kiss]


Mrs. Warner: Oh, honey. I never dreamed I'd have such a beautiful daughter-in-law.

Nina: And I never dreamed that I would have such a wonderful new family.

Mr. Warner: It's sure good to have another daughter in the family, I can tell you that.

Linda: Hey, Mom and Dad, have you see the grounds?

Mrs. Warner: No, I haven't.

Linda: I want to show you the greenhouse.

Cliff: Show them around.

Linda: Yep.

Nina: So are you. You're beautiful.

Frank: All right, break it up. Break it up.

Cliff: Hey, you.

Frank: Well, you did it. You said all the words just right.

Nina: Wasn't it beautiful, Frank?

Frank: Just great, Nina.

Nina: I'm so sorry that Betsy couldn't come here.

Frank: Oh, she was, too. Look, I think Brooke wants you.

Nina: Oh, no. Not more pictures? I can't -- anyway, please excuse me, ok?

Cliff: Bye, sweetheart.

Nina: Peggy? Peggy, more pictures. More pictures.

Frank: So how you doing?

Cliff: Never more nervous in my life.

Frank: Par for the course.

Cliff: I keep thinking of Sybil, her telling me she's pregnant.

Frank: Come on, Cliff, knock it off.

Cliff: Frank, I feel like a hypocrite.

Frank: You did the right thing, I'm telling you.

Cliff: Yeah? Then why does Betsy think it's important to stay with Sybil right now? Unless -- you don't think she'd come and crash this party, do you?

Frank: No, I don't. Now, stop worrying about it. If anyone can handle the situation, Betsy can.

Cliff: Maybe we ought to call Betsy right now, make sure everything's all right.

Frank: Cliff, no. Leave it alone.

Brooke: Come on, bridegroom, we need your picture, too.

Cliff: Oh. Yeah.

Kate: I have never seen a more beautiful wedding party.

Joe: Absolutely. Where are they going for that honeymoon, do you know?

Kate: I think Martha's Vineyard.

Joe: Ah. They'll enjoy that. Oh, look what we have here.

Kate: Oh, yes. Thank you.

Tara: Thanks.

Joe: I think I'll have a bit myself. Thank you.

Kate: Oh, these shrimp are delicious! I wonder what fish store they used.

Tara: Ask Mrs. Murdoch. She'll tell you.

Kate: Oh.

Joe: There's Chuck. Chuck?

Kate: Hi, honey.

Chuck: Hi.

Joe: How you doing?

Chuck: Fine. It's quite a reception, isn't it?

Joe: Hmm. Shades of the costume ball without the costume.

Kate: Joe, honey, there's Professor Wallingford. I wonder where Phoebe is.

Joe: Why don't we go ask him?

Kate: Ok.

Joe: Excuse us.

Chuck: Oh, yes. Enjoy yourselves. Oh, thank you. Tara, would you care for one?

Tara: Sure.

Chuck: Oh, I better set it over here on the dining -- thank you. There you are. Cheers.

Tara: Cheers. Um, Chuck?

Chuck: Hmm?

Tara: Have you spoken to Donna lately?

Chuck: Yes, as a matter of fact, I did. I came over here early. I asked her if she would attend the wedding with me. She refused.

Tara: Why?

Chuck: Donna doesn't want to end the separation -- not unless I would go ahead and adopt a baby through the black market.

Tara: I can't believe she would still want to do that. Where's she now?

Chuck: Where is she? She's up in her room somewhere.

Tara: All by herself?

Chuck: I imagine so. She certainly could be here if she wanted to.

Tara: I wonder how long she's going to stay here now that Mr. Cortlandt is back from the hospital.

Chuck: I have no idea how long she plans to stay, and I don't pretend to know what the relationship is between Palmer Cortlandt and my wife.

Daisy: Hello. I brought you a glass of champagne.

Palmer: How did you know I was here?

Daisy: Oh, let's call it a good guess. Don't you want it?

Palmer: I suppose you came up here to gloat.

Daisy: No, didn't. I came up here to congratulate you on a beautiful wedding for our daughter. You really outdid yourself today, Palmer.

Palmer: Aren't you afraid someone will recognize you?

Daisy: Ha ha! No, I'm not! Anyway, who is there who could possibly recognize me? Phoebe Tyler Wallingford didn't show up, and neither did Ruth Martin, so there's absolutely nobody --

Palmer: You're certainly feeling no pain. How many of these things did you have?

Daisy: Ooh, Palmer! Today is a day to celebrate. Goodness knows anyone would think it's more a funeral than a wedding, going by the agonized expression on your face when you had to give the bride away.

Palmer: No more agonizing than having to watch my daughter arrive in that ridiculous horse-drawn carriage.

Daisy: Oh? I thought that was a lovely idea.

Palmer: It was a ludicrous idea -- yours, of course.

Daisy: Uh-uh. If it had been yours, you would've loved it.

Palmer: You're very cavalier with other people's money, aren't you?

Daisy: Oh, don't be such a miser, Palmer. Money was just meant to be enjoyed.

Palmer: You certainly lived off the fat of the land on mine.

Daisy: Oh, dear, dear, dear. I do hope Brooke can get a smile out of you for the photographers. I wouldn't like to see that sad, pained expression on the society page of "The Bulletin."

Palmer: I am sad and pained -- my daughter's married beneath her.

Daisy: So did you, or you thought you did.

Palmer: That's enough, Daisy. I don't want to cross swords with you today.

Daisy: No. No, I don't want to either. Oh, Palmer. You know, this should be a day when we're both very happy. Our child is married now, and he really is a very wonderful man. She can have a beautiful life, Palmer. What do you say we call a truce just for the day and rejoice with our daughter?

[Fanfare plays]

[Indistinct chatter]

Cliff: A toast? A toast. To love and beauty, and someone who epitomizes both of those qualities, and who today by some divine stroke of luck agreed to be my wife. To Nina.

Nina: And to Cliff, and to the beautiful life that we'll have from this day onward.

Everyone: Hear, hear!

Brooke: Very nice. Well put. Well put.


Mark: How come?

Tom: Oh, Erica wants to stay in New York until all the showrooms close at 6:00.

Mark: That flaky sister of mine.

Tom: Is that gonna be ok with you?

Mark: Oh, yeah, 8:00 is no problem. How about Mona and Dr. Tyler?

Tom: I left a message on their service -- you know they went to Nina's wedding.

Mark: Yeah. They should be all pooped after those festivities anyway -- it's probably better for them.

Tom: I guess. Oh, listen, Mark, you bringing a date?

Mark: Yeah. I thought I'd bring Ellen. Is that all right?

Tom: That's great. Couldn't be better. Listen, you got just a minute?

Mark: Yeah, sure.

Tom: I got this gift for Erica for our anniversary. I just wanted to get your approval on it.

Mark: I don't think you need that, but I'd love to look at it.

Tom: It's a charm.

Mark: Wow.

Tom: I bought her a charm bracelet on our first anniversary. I told her I'd add to it each year after that.

Mark: I bet you that sent you back a pretty penny. That's beautiful, Tom. "Two equals one," huh? Very appropriate. I'm sure Erica's gonna be touched by that.

Tom: Thank you. I told her by the time we were an old married couple, that she couldn't be able to lift her arm up.

Mark: Ha ha! Let's see now. 50 charms -- that would be quite a load to lug around and all.

Tom: 50 years -- I wonder if we'll ever see that.

Mark: Well, I'm sure you will.

Tom: There was a time when I wouldn't have given you money on two. Huh.

Mark: You see how wrong you can be.

Tom: Yeah, we might make it, after all.

Mark: Ha ha! I hope I'm around for the party.

Tom: I just hope Erica makes it to this one tonight.

Mark: Listen, if she said she would, she will.

Tom: Yeah, you know, I shouldn't begrudge her this little decorating trip that she's on. Who knows? Next year at this time, we may be decorating a nursery. See you later, Mark.

Brandon: Were you able to reach your husband?

Erica: Yes.

Brandon: So everything's ok for our dinner plans?

Erica: Oh, yes, yes. He was absolutely wonderful about it. As a matter of fact, he wanted me to thank you for being so kind as to let me fly home on your private plane.

Brandon: It's the least I can do on such a very special day.

Erica: I hope Mr. Woodward likes me.

Brandon: I have no doubt that he will. You've certainly impressed me as well as everyone else at this agency. As a matter of fact, if Mr. Woodward is as impressed with you as all of us are, I can almost guarantee that you will be the next Sensuelle woman.

Erica: Oh, I can't believe it, Mr. Kingsley! That would be a dream come true for me. It really would!

Sybil: I will not go back to that nowhere, dumpy town in Pennsylvania!

Betsy: But you could be with your family, Syb.

Sybil: My family? Do you really think they'd take me in? I could just see the look I'd get from my mom and dad when I told them I was pregnant with no husband. They'd slam that door right in my face.

Betsy: But you can't go through this alone without any help.

Sybil: I can if I have to.

Betsy: Now, wait a minute. There are homes for girls in your situation, Sybil. We've got a list of them at the hospital.

Sybil: Oh, Betsy, please.

Betsy: Now, just listen to this for a minute. They're run by very warm, understanding people. They let you stay there until the baby's born, and then later on they make arrangements for the child to be adopted.

Sybil: I am not putting my baby up for adoption!

Betsy: What else can you do, Sybil?

Sybil: I don't know, but I don't have to make a decision now. A lot can happen in the next few months.

Betsy: What do you mean?

Sybil: Just what I said. It's a two-way street, you know. Cliff might have something to say about what happens to his child.

[Indistinct chatter]

Brooke: Do you have any more rice, Uncle Charles? I forgot to get rice.

Phoebe: Oh, I've got plenty! Take some!

Charles: Here. You take mine. My aim's terrible.

Brooke: Thank you, thank you.

Langley: Well, Palmer. How does it feel to have a new son-in-law?

Palmer: I suppose I'll get used to it.

Langley: He seems a fine young man with a promising future.

Man: Would you like some rice, Mr. Cortlandt?

Palmer: No, thank you. I'm content just to observe.

Mrs. Warner: This is such a happy day for us, Mr. Cortlandt.

Palmer: Yes, I should imagine so.

[Indistinct chatter]

Daisy: Ok, everybody, they're on their way now! They're coming right behind me, yes!

[Cheering and applause]

Nina: Ready? 1, 2, 3 -- whoo!

Everyone: Oh, yeah! Whoo!

Daisy: Nina? Bye, honey. Oh, I'm so happy for both of you!

Cliff: Thank you.

Nina: Bye.

Daisy: Bye-bye.

Woman: Bye!

Second Woman: Bye-bye! Have a good trip!

Man: Have fun!

Woman: Have a good time.

Man: Bye!

Woman: Bye-bye!

Second Woman: Be good!

Daisy: Have fun!

Cliff: Bye, Mom.

Daisy: Drive carefully.

Man: Be careful!

[Cliff and Nina drive off with a "Just Married" sign on the back of the car]

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