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All My Children Transcript Wednesday 7/8/99
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Previously on "All My Children"
Dixie: You're talking about me like you're in charge of my body, and you're not. This is my life, and I will decide what to do with it.
Reginald: Half the votes are for Cortlandt, half for Sword.
Opal: How are we going to break the tie?
Erica: I will cast the deciding vote.
Ryan: Gillian, you're crying.
Gillian: You can't do this, Ryan.
Gillian: You can't just come here when I'm working whenever you want. You know, this is a hospital.
Ryan: Why are you crying?
Gillian: I know that it's where you work, but it's -- that can't be helped, and this is a hospital.
Ryan: Gillian, just tell me what's wrong.
Gillian: Well, it's just one of my patients, you know. He was -- he was terminally ill, and -- we had hope -- I had hope, but now there's no hope.
Ryan: A patient.
Ryan: I hate to see you cry, Gillian. You know I would never do anything to hurt you.
Palmer: Welcome, Erica. And you're quite right. Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Kane will now cast the deciding vote on who will run Cortlandt Electronics -- myself or Mr. Sword.
Opal: Oh, Palmer, would you shut up about the vote for one minute. Are you so completely self-centered that you haven't even noticed? Erica, you're not wearing your mask.
Erica: No, Opal. I don't have to wear it anymore. My operation was a complete success.
Opal: Oh oh, my. I don't even see any -- your face, it's just --
Erica: Well, I mean, it's not completely healed yet. I'm wearing this therapeutic makeup. But I am assured that eventually my face is going to be completely restored.
Opal: Eventually. Oh, my. Oh, my, I swear on my own Petey's eyes, I have never seen you look as beautiful as you do right now. Look at her, Palmer. Isn't it wonderful?
Palmer: Yes, Opal, it is. It is truly wonderful.
Opal: Oh. Oh, honey. Oh.
Dixie: You're talking about this like it was some sort of theoretical problem to be solved, ok? It's our child, Tad.
Tad: I'm -- of course it's our child, honey. But what happens to him or her without you? Or the rest of this family?
Dixie: You'll survive, ok?
Tad: "Survive"? Is that the best you want for us?
Dixie: No, of course not. But this is my body, ok? It's my pregnancy, and I'll decide what to do with it.
Tad: I know, honey. Everybody in this room knows it's your decision, ok? Nobody is saying it isn't. But you can't expect me not to have an opinion about it, or let you know what that is until you make your decision.
Dixie: Ok. That's fine, ok? It's completely reasonable. It's just -- it's this fighting, ok? I can't take it. It's very dispiriting.
Tad: Ok. I'm sorry.
Jake: I'm sorry, too, Dixie.
Tad: Ok. That's not what I meant to do. I do think you should talk to David Hayward, ok? He saved your life before.
Dixie: Why my-- why should I talk to David Hayward, ok? He's a doctor. You know how they are. They just compartmentalize things. He's a cardiologist. He's just going to want to care about my heart.
Tad: Yeah, ok, fine. So we'll talk to him about your heart, you know? We'll find out what he thinks about that. It's just another set of facts for us to use as we see fit.
Dixie: But we know what he's going to say.
Tad: We don't, honey. He could surprise us. You know, the guy's a researcher.
Jake: No, don't trust David Hayward. He's a slimeball.
Jake: He's out for his own agenda.
Tad: Jake. Jake.
Tad: Give it a rest, ok? Look, you trust him as a surgeon, don't you?
Dixie: Yeah. Well, I suppose I do.
Jake: Forget about Hayward, all right? You two need to start making up your minds about the pregnancy. lf you're eight weeks along, then --
Dixie: Then what?
Jake: Then, Dixie -- we're running out of time. I know a little bit about what I'm talking about here. You want me to cite case evidence, I'll cite case evidence.
Tad: Everybody knows what you're talking about.
Jake: No, no --
Tad: Everybody in the room is really, really aware of the situation, ok?
Jake: Tad, Tad -- the fact remains that if she has this pregnancy it's gonna jeopardize her health.
Tad: Stop it. What is wrong with you? You want to scare her?
Joe: All right, stop it.
Tad: What good is that going to do?
Joe: Stop it. Both of you.
Joe: Look, guys, you can go on like this. You can talk yourselves hoarse. But you're not going to be helping Dixie, and that's the whole goal here, right?
Tad: Of course it is.
Joe: And for you to keep on saying, as you are, that you'll support her decision, whatever it is -- then keep on pushing, when clearly she's not ready, son. Look, we all have to back off, ok? There's no need for any decision yet till we get the results back, so let's just wait until then.
Tad: That's fine by me.
Joe: Dix, if ever there was a problem that involved the whole family, it's this one. Now, the decision is yours, but the problem belongs to all of us. We're all going to be dealing with this in one way or another for a long time to come. So, for now, let's all just be supportive of each other and kind and quiet.
Dixie: Thank you, Joe.
Tad: You're his biological son. How come you're not as smart as he is?
Jake: Shut up. Nobody's as smart as he is.
Dixie: Joe, you've had experiences with pregnancies like -- a pregnancy like mine, right?
Joe: You mean with one of my patients?
No, I mean, your personal experience. Ruth had problems when she was pregnant with Jake, right?
Dixie: Ok, well, what if Ruth had agreed with the medical opinion of that time? I mean, you wouldn't have had Jake, right? I mean, he wouldn't be standing here right now. I'm just asking you to just be truthful with me. I mean, could you have done that? Could you and Ruth have opted to get rid of your unborn son?
Opal: Oh, honey! I just cannot believe it. All my prayers have been answered. I mean, not just about your face, honey, which, believe me, involved many long talks with the good lord into the wee hours of the morning.
Erica: Oh, Opal. Oh, thank you.
Opal: But also, you know, I just -- I just asked him that if he could swing it, you know, maybe he could somehow help us to forget whatever misunderstandings came between us, that we could just be, you know, like this.
Erica: Like this, yes. Oh, Opal, you are my best friend.
Erica: It's just -- Opal? It's just that we're here to take a vote.
Opal: Oh, the vote. Yeah.
Reginald: I'm glad someone has remembered that fact.
Opal: Well, I guess there isn't much suspense about that anymore, now, is there? You know, I just hope all of you have had at some point in your lives a really best pal, someone you could always count on who would just fluff you right up after the old Acme steamroller of fate left you two-dimensional on the asphalt of life. Well, here's mine -- my pal.
Erica: Yes, Opal, you know I'm your pal.
Opal: I know that you are nothing but loyal, honey. Oh, you got to come to the new Glamorama. You're going to see. We got a karaoke machine.
Erica: I heard. I heard. I did. I just can't believe you have this Glamorama at Cortlandt Manor.
Opal: I know.
Erica: What I can't believe is that you got all this rezoning done in your neighborhood.
Opal: Well, you know, just leave it to my boy Adrian, there. You will see soon enough that there isn't much he can't do.
Erica: No, I guess I'm learning that.
Opal: Oh, but you're going to have to come for the full Glamathon on the house. We are going to make you, well, even lovelier, if that's possible.
Adrian: I'd call that bonding, wouldn't you?
Belinda: Oh, yes. And when friends bond like that, there's nothing they won't do for each other.
Palmer: You two have your fun. Erica hasn't voted yet.
Adrian: You know, Palmer, I exposed you as a thief to your board members, and somehow you managed to stay alive, but I must tell you, your luck is running out. You, my friend, are going down for the count.
Gillian: What makes you think I'm crying because of you?
Ryan: Aren't you?
Gillian: We divorced, Ryan. We can do whatever we want to.
Ryan: Yes, we are divorced. But that doesn't stop our feelings, Gillian. We still have the power to hurt each other.
Gillian: Oh, we do? How do I hurt you?
Ryan: When I see you with Jake. Every time, that hurts. When I see you dancing with him. When I see you in his arms. Even when you're just talking with him, laughing with him. I can't help it. I -- I wish it were me.
Gillian: You've told me the exact opposite. You said you were happy that we're friends.
Ryan: No, no, that's not the exact opposite. I am happy that you're friends with Jake, even though it hurts me. Jake's got his life together. You're better off with him.
Gillian: Ryan, don't you dare tell me what's better for me. I know best what's right for me.
Ryan: Ok. I know.
Gillian: And even now, I know. You -- you're all I ever wanted in this whole world. Loving you and being loved by you made my whole world make sense, and then you just -- you left me. You threw my love away.
Ryan: You're the one who filed for divorce, Gillian.
Gillian: Because I took you at your word. You said you were lost and confused, and I believed you, and -- and -- and -- and even though it didn't make sense. It didn't make sense at all. I mean, it doesn't make sense at all. How could this make sense? Throwing away something so beautiful and right? But you said that what you wanted most was to be an honorable man. Ryan, an honorable man.
Ryan: You see, this is what I wanted to avoid, Gillian -- causing pain for you like this. You see, I cannot have a normal relationship. I just -- I screw everything up. That's why I have to be alone right now.
Gillian: No, no. That's not what you want. That's maybe what you say you want, but you don't want to be alone.
Ryan: I never said I didn't want us to be together. I just said I didn't know how to do it without making you unhappy.
Gillian: Stop trying to explain yourself.
Ryan: I'm trying to figure out how I can just be --
Gillian: No, Ryan, you don't have to go on because -- because I know what it is that you're after.
Ryan: No, I don't think you do.
Gillian: You want to be an honorable man. You want to be honorable. And it's a great thing. It's such a good thing that you have your good friend Hayley to be there for you, right?
Ryan: Yes. Hayley's my best friend. Why -- why do you bring up Hayley right now?
Gillian: She went to jail for you. She made an emotional plea at your sentence. She gave you a job at the club. She's just always there. Whenever you need her, she's there.
Ryan: Well, she understands what I'm going through right now. It so happens that she has a lot of the same problems and we look at the world in the same screwed-up way. We're trying to help each other.
Gillian: You liar!
Erica: I saw the report on your Y2K technical support program. I think that your idea is right on the mark.
Adrian: Then you'll agree l that I am, in fact, the best person to bring this company into the 21st century.
Opal: Well, of course you are, honey. Erica knows that.
Erica: Opal, your son is incredibly talented and obviously very loyal. But there are --
Adrian: I agreed to come onboard because Opal and Petey's entire assets are tied up in Cortlandt Electronics.
Erica: So this is personal, too?
Adrian: Oh, very. Palmer can't be allowed to use CE to control and compromise Opal and Petey's future.
Erica: No, of course not. That's where we agree. Of course. I mean, Palmer should not be able to control their future like that. Opal and Petey's future has got to be protected. But there are other ways...
Opal: Yeah, well, that guy would strip me of every cent if he could. That's why we gotta oust him.
Adrian: Erica, can we count on you?
Erica: This company is very important to my future. Well, that's why Adrian is going to make you a bundle. You see, you're doing the right thing by voting for him.
Adrian: Ignore him.
Opal: There's only one thing that man could do now would make me happy, would be that Japanese whatchamacallit. You know, hari-kari. Excuse me. So what do you want, Palmer? You ready to toss in the towel?
Palmer: I was about to ask you the same thing.
Opal: Ha! You really, pull the other one, chuckles. You hadn't noticed Erica and Adrian over there getting on like a house of fire? Well, I mean, why not? It's my son and my best friend. You haven't got a prayer.
Palmer: All right, Opal. All right. What will it take for you to abandon this mad idea of yours to strip me of my title? Money? What if I were to increase your settlement 25%? Would you vote for me then?
Opal: Why should I? I'm about to control the whole kit and caboodle.
Palmer: Because, Opal, you may be many things, but you're not a cruel woman.
Opal: Well, I wasn't. Not until you taught me how to be.
Palmer: Well, must you deprive me of my dignity? Ask me anything you want -- anything you want of me -- but just cancel this vote.
Opal: Step down, Palmer. We won't need any ballots.
Palmer: So, you will take away my identity. Opal, if I'm not head of Cortlandt Electronics, then what am I? I mean, who am I? Opal, for heaven's sakes, I'm your child's father.
Opal: Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention, please? I think it's time that we took a final vote for the chairmanship on Cortlandt Electronics.
Joe: Dixie, you're not going to make a decision based on someone else's choice, nor should you.
Dixie: But I respect you and Ruth. I mean, and it would really help me to hear how you thought things through.
Joe: It was a different case entirely. It was a late pregnancy for Ruth. We were -- we were concerned about the health of the unborn baby. And there were indications that Jake would be born with severe problems.
Dixie: But he wasn't. I mean, he's completely healthy.
Joe: No, the amnio showed he was going to be fine, and the problem just disappeared. But there was never any question or worry about Ruth's health or her life as there is, in this case, the danger to you.
Dixie: But what if there had been a danger to Ruth's health? I mean, what would you have done?
Joe: I don't think I'm going to answer that question.
Tad: Why? Because you'd choose Mom?
Joe: Because whatever someone else may or may not have done -- it doesn't matter here. This is you two. And I know when the time comes, you'll make the right decision.
Dixie: Thanks, Joe.
Jake: Dad, I don't mean to sound insensitive or anything, but I just don't want anything to happen to Dixie. What do you think she should do with Hayward? Should she talk to him and see about what she should do with the decision she's going to make or what?
Joe: Yes, I think she should.
Jake: Really? Hayward? You know him. He's just going to -- he thinks he can raise the dead.
Joe: He won't lie to her. He'll paint a grim picture for Dixie.
Jake: What? You're happy I'm here, right?
Joe: You betcha. That's exactly what I was thinking.
Jake: Thank you. I'm happy that you're happy that I'm here, but that's just being sentimental, Dad.
Joe: You know, you've been a blessing.
Jake: I don't want to sound harsh, but I don't think Dixie's situation is a blessing. For her health, for her safety, she shouldn't have this child, Dad.
Gillian: You're a liar, Ryan. And you know what makes this even sadder is that you're not just lying to me but also to yourself. I mean, how could you tell me that you only know how to cause pain when you've brought so much unbelievable joy to my life? Again and again, I've thanked God that I fell in love with you. You know how to be a good husband, even though you say that you don't. I've fallen asleep in your arms, and it was the safest, most beautiful place. You say that you're screwed up, but I've watched you sleep. I know your dreams.
Ryan: Those were just dreams, Gillian. You can't hold on to those.
Gillian: I can. I can and I did. But the problem is you want to be an honorable man. You have to make something simple into something so complicated and there's nothing stopping you from being a good husband and a good friend and lover except- except you don't want to be those things to me.
Ryan: No, Gillian, no...
Gillian: Yes, Ryan, the person that you want isn't free because it's Hayley and it's been Hayley all along.
Ryan: You're wrong, Gillian. You're wrong. I love Hayley as a friend and I think the world of her, but not in the way that you think.
Gillian: You'll never be able to convince me, Ryan. I know it's a lie. Because I saw you. I saw you on the beach. I saw you kiss Hayley.
Ryan: You don't know what you saw, Gillian.
Gillian: I know what kind of kiss it was, Ryan. It was a -- it was a passionate, earth-shattering kiss, the kiss a man and woman give each other when they love each other. So don't tell me that you don't want Hayley because you do.
Ryan: You are the only woman that I have ever loved. Gillian, I was not even able to say the words before I met you.
Gillian: I know you loved me once.
Ryan: Lying in bed with you, having you in my arms, sharing those dreams with you -- those were the best times of my life, too.
Gillian: You tried to love me, Ryan. And it worked for a while. Then it -- then it stopped. Why, I don't know. It makes no sense. I mean, why throw something good away? But you wanted the divorce, so I gave it to you. Now all your excuses -- how you'd be bad for me and how you would hurt me -- lies. You know, the kiss -- the kiss made everything so clear because you never wanted to be with me. It was all excuses because -- because I'm not Hayley!
Ryan: Don't -- don't cry, Gillian. Don't cry. Come here.
Gillian: Why couldn't it have been me instead of Hayley?
Ryan: Oh, don't say that. Don't say that. Don't say that, Gillian. Ok? It's ok. Don't cry. Don't cry.
Tad: I'm not trying to press you. When the time comes, I know you're going to make the right decision. You know that, right?
Dixie: Yeah. Well -- I'm going to be nice and say yes.
Tad: No, I mean it. Honest injun, you know, my hand to God. I just want you to see David Hayward, that's all. He knows your heart better than anybody else.
Dixie: Well --
Tad: The muscle, not the Valentine.
Tad: He may be lower than a snake morally, but he's a damn good doctor and he's a brilliant surgeon. I'm sure he'll lay out every possible scenario. This is serious, honey. Especially if having this child means leaving Junior, a child you already have, without a mother.
Dixie: Oh, yeah, but you don't want to influence me, now, do you?
Tad: I just want us to know what we're choosing.
Dixie: I do. I know what we're choosing, honey. I mean, I've already given this a lot of thought.
Tad: Have you?
Dixie: Yes. Come on, you ask me to sacrifice this child, right, for the sake of Junior. You might as well ask me to sacrifice Junior for the sake of this child. How could you ask me to do that?
Tad: You got me there, honey. I haven't got an answer for that.
Palmer: Sword? A word. You're a brilliant man, Sword. You could go very far in this company, but you're, uh, not quite ready to run it. Uh, you must know that.
Adrian: Oh, do I?
Palmer: Just remove your name from the nomination. I'll make you second in command.
Adrian: Well, the devil's finally willing to deal.
Palmer: I'll bring you up quickly. You'll have everything when I'm gone.
Adrian: Palmer, you smeared all the details of mc birth all over the front pages of tabloids, and yet you seem to think that I was born yesterday.
Palmer: The chair suggests the absence of a quorum.
Opal: What's he trying to pull now?
Adrian: That's just a stalling tactic.
Mort: Surely there's no need for a quorum call. Aren't we ready to proceed with another vote?
Opal: I say we just make it easy on ourselves. Now, none of us is about to change our vote from before. Am I right? So let's just let Erica break the tie and call it a day.
Adrian: I move we stipulate.
Opal: I move we stipulate the results of the earlier tie vote and call on board member Ms. Kane to cast the deciding ballot.
Erica: I second.
Palmer: All those in favor?
Board members: Aye.
Palmer: All those opposed? Well, the ayes have it. Miss Kane will now decide the chairmanship of Cortlandt Electronics. Miss Kane?
Erica: As everyone here knows, I have strong feelings of loyalty and affection for this company and for its chairman, Mr. Palmer Cortlandt. My financial interest in this company is substantial, but my main interest is in the community -- the community in which we all live. Pine Valley's economy depends in great measure on this company. In the last year or so, Cortlandt's stock has declined, and recently, due to fresh, new ideas proposed by Mr. Adrian Sword, uh, the stock has made a dramatic upturn in both product and profits. And we are, of course, very grateful to you for that, Mr. Sword. However, this company is what it is today because of the genius and the energy of its founder, Mr. Palmer Cortlandt. I believe -- and my financial advisors are of the same opinion -- that to oust the current leadership would cause such a crisis of confidence in the marketplace that no amount of fresh, new ideas could, in the short term, overcome. Therefore, for the good of Cortlandt electronics and for the good of Pine Valley and everyone living in it, I vote to retain the current chairman and C.E.O. of Cortlandt Electronics, Mr. Palmer Cortlandt.
Group: Here, here! All right! very good!
[Board members applaud]
Palmer: Order! Order, order, order. The secretary will now read the result of the election.
Secretary: The final vote is as follows_ -- Palmer Cortlandt remains C.E.O. and chairman of Cortlandt Electronics.
Dixie: Sweetie, please, just try to remember that when I was sick and then I made that tape for Junior, that thinking about you was what got me healthy, you know? Our love and being back with you was what got me well.
Tad: Sweetie, come on. That's -- that's the kind of statement you can only make after
Dixie: I just want to kill you sometimes...why do you have to be so pessimistic, you know? I mean, there could be plenty of women out there who have had a healthy pregnancy with only one kidney.
Tad: Okay. Fine. Let's find out how many. Let's find out. I mean, the information's got to be there somewhere. So let's see what it is.
Dixie: Well, ok. That's a solution.
Tad: Then after that, you make your decision. No matter what it is, I'm gonna be with you.
Dixie: Thank you.
Man: Oh, that was just awesome.
Opal: Oh, my god. Oh, my god. Palmer is going to make me and Petey pay forever for going against him.
Adrian: Opal, I'm still here. Palmer has won this round.
Opal: Yeah, yeah, my best friend. She believed in him and not me.
Reginald: Well, you pulled it off, old man.
Palmer: Well, was there ever any doubt?
Mort: Still, it was quite a victory. Oh, it was marvelous. _
Man: I suppose you'll be celebrating in private tonight.
Palmer: I'm sure I don't know what you mean.
Reginald: I'm referring to the charming Vanessa Bennett.
Palmer: Oh, well, I'm sure Miss Bennett can appreciate my victory.
Reginald: Oh, that's all I'm saying.
Palmer: And I'm only agreeing with you.
[Board members laugh]
Palmer: Excuse me. Erica?
Erica: Thank you.
Palmer: Erica, my dear --
Palmer: I owe you everything.
Erica: Yes, Palmer, in fact you do.
Palmer: Well, you know, I never had any doubt about it. You are quite the most astute business woman I have ever me, oh, and of course, I always knew that you would vote with your brain and not with your heart.
Erica: Well, I'm glad to hear that. Thank you. I do hope that means that you will take my advice and use some of Adrian's fabulous new ideas to really propel Cortlandt Electronics into the Millennium.
Palmer: Of course. I'll give Adrian's ideas all the consideration they deserve.
Ryan: Well, you know what Hayley's been going through lately. She's been trying to stay sober and she doesn't know where things stand with Mateo.
Gillian: She moved out on him.
Ryan: Yeah, but just temporarily. She wants things to work out, which is why she was at the beach alone and confused. And then I showed up, and I found her stuff on the sand, and I thought that --
Gillian: You thought she were drowning herself?
Ryan: Yeah, for a second, I did, and that's why I was so relieved when l went into the water after her. And I guess she could see that, see what I was thinking, and I suppose she was moved that I was afraid for her. And then it just kind of happened. You know? It meant nothing.. it was a mistake, and we both knew that right away.
Gillian: Ryan, you and Hayley may both think it was a mistake and you may even believe that, but I saw that kiss. And when I close my eyes, I -- I can still see it, and that kiss meant something.
Ryan: I'm sorry, Gillian I'm sorry that I caused you pain.
Gillian: More than you'll ever know. You know what the funny thing is -- the terrible, funny thing is, is that we're divorced. And, really, we can kiss whoever we want to.
Ryan: Yes, we can. But if I saw you kissing somebody the way that you saw me, it probably would tear me apart.
Gillian: I kissed Jake.
Gillian: That was after I saw you on the beach.
Ryan: Well, would you have kissed him otherwise?
Gillian: I kissed him before. But I stopped because it didn't feel right.
Ryan: Why didn't it feel right? Because of me?
Gillian: Yeah. Because of you.
Ryan: Well, I wish I could take back what you saw.
Gillian: Me, too.
Ryan: I'm happy I got a chance to explain it. I mean, when I heard that you may have seen it, I --
Gillian: Oh, so you thought that I saw it?
Ryan: Well, I thought somebody might have seen it, and then I heard you were there that night.
Gillian: So that's -- why you came here -- to find t if I saw.
Ryan: Well, and to explain to you. I mean, I hated the thought of you seeing and it meant nothing, so I wanted to try and explain.
Gillian: But you didn't. You -- I -- I told you.
Ryan: Yeah, well, why hurt you? If you didn't know, why hurt anybody?
Gillian: Well, who else would care? Except Mateo.
Ryan: Right. Mateo doesn't know, and, if possible, I think it would be best if we could, you know, spare him the pain and the confusion.
Gillian: Yeah. Of course, Ryan. I mean, it would be terrible. It would be terrible if Mateo found out you were kissing his wife on the beach!
Ryan: Gillian, I --
Gillian: I thought you came here to -- to ask me if I knew and find out. But really the only reason you came here is to tell me to keep my mouth shut. So still now, it's Hayley you care about!
Erica: Opal, you know of course I didn't do this to hurt you.
Opal: I guess it's over between us, then, huh? Such a fool, I thought we were friends.
Erica: We are friends. Of course we're friends. Opal, this has nothing l do with my feelings for you. It's as I said. I had to think about the welfare of the company, of Pine Valley.
Opal: Well, you thought about the welfare of everybody -- except me and Petey.
Erica: Opal, could we just go somewhere together, just the two of us, and talk? I mean, why don't we have a cup of coffee?
Opal: A cup of joe, Erica? That's my consolation prize after you turn against me?
Erica: Opal, I just know that you are going to understand. We'll talk another time. Please, anytime. Just call me anytime, and I will come right over.
Palmer: Adrian, you look stunned. Should have taken me up on my generous offer. Well, just chalk it up to overconfidence. Or chalk it up to arrogance.
Palmer: Better luck on whatever it is you try next.
Belinda: We lost, ok? We might as well accept it gracefully. The important thing now is to try and protect Opal's assets.
Adrian: Lose gracefully, huh? You must be speaking of an Adrian Sword that I know nothing about because this isn't over. This is hardly over. Let's get out of here.
Tad: I'm sorry this is so slow, honey.
Dixie: Is it downloading or uploading?
Tad: It's downloading. And, you know, once it's finished, all we're going to have is just a mass of medical documents, right? We're probably going to have to call Jake, get him to come over, translate for us.
Dixie: Thank you.
Tad: For what?
Dixie: Well, I know that this is not easy for you, but I can't help it. And I know this sounds selfish, but I'm really, really happy.
Tad: Well, you may not believe this, but I want you to stay that way.
Tad: No matter what. Always.
Dixie: Oh, I have to go. It's a half day for the boys at camp. I have to make them lunch.
Tad: Well, don't worry. I told them no more frogs.
Dixie: They're just going to bring home, like, lizards or snakes or something.
Tad: God forbid.
Dixie: Oh, we could find room for them.
Tad: I think you're a little bit too happy. I'll be there as soon as I finish up here, ok?
Dixie: Okay, bye.
Gillian: You tell me the kiss means nothing, and then you tell me not to tell Mateo anything. Do you think he would not be as understanding as I am?
Ryan: Hayley wants to work things out with Mateo, and it would be terrible --
Gillian: Yeah, it would be really terrible if this little affair had to end. My God, Ryan, you're right. You screw up every single relationship you're in, and you deserve to be alone!
Jake: All right, Dix. Now I know how many weeks.
>> Stay tuned for scenes from the next "All My Children."
Marian: Adam! Guess who's coming to our house for dinner tonight. You, darling.
Opal: You're a cold-hearted, selfish --
Vanessa: Opal, you really shouldn't speak to Palmer like that.
Jake: I just want to clear something up, and I think we need to settle it right now.
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