AMC Transcript Wednesday 8/8/01


All My Children Transcript Wednesday 8/8/01

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Opal: You unlock that door or I'm going to scream my lungs out.

Ryan: Calm down, calm down.

Opal: Calm down? Calm down? I have been shanghaied!

Ryan: Opal, Opal, you know why you're here. You know why I brought you here -- because you are my only link to Gillian. I need you to contact her, again.

Opal: I didn't do anything. Gillian did all the work. She just took me along for the ride.

Ryan: I'm desperate.

Opal: Yes, I see that you're desperate, I know that, and I feel for you. I really do. But you got to look at this from my angle, ok? One minute, I'm having my life. The next minute, it's like I'm sucked down a rabbit hole and I'm drowning in something that I don't understand, I can't remember. When I come to, I'm weak, I'm woozy, I'm terrified. Now, please. Just let me go. Let me go back to my own life and my child.

Ryan: I'm sorry, Opal. I can't do that. You're all I have left.

Chris: Got you a room facing the alley.

Tad: I can't see out.

Chris: Yeah, well, you can't see out, that means they can't see in. It's safer that way. Nobody's using you for target practice. Ok, Martin, listen up. This is the drill -- no hanging out in the lobby or the lounge. No cruising the hallways. That phone there is for room service only. You need to make an outside call, use the phone I gave you. My number's on the speed dial, ok?

Tad: Comfy.

Chris: Look, pal, just be thankful you got a safe place to lay low.

Tad: I am thankful. I just feel trapped.

Chris: Well, it's for your protection. Whomever framed you for that Sweeney murder, you show your face outside, they drop you in a heartbeat.

Tad: Yeah, well, why can't we use that? Look, Mr. Stamp, I've been thinking, ok? You lock me in a place like this, I'm nothing. I'm useless. But out there, I'm bait. I'm the bait that could help you nail these guys, so let me help you -- because I got to be honest, you know -- given the choice, I'd rather save the feds the room charge and take my chances on the outside.

Liza: Where you going?

J.R.: What, did you follow me here?

Liza: No, I'm actually going out of town. Colby and I are going to Hawaii.

J.R.: Great. Don't let me keep you.

Liza: Ahem -- if I were to call your mother and tell her that I saw you here and you were getting on a plane, she'd be ok with that?

J.R.: Yeah. Mom's cool.

Liza: Is that your luggage?

J.R.: I travel light.

Liza: Well, you pack fast. What are you running away from?

J.R.: Nothing.

Liza: You've been doing a lot of running lately. It's not getting you where you want to go.

J.R.: Look, Liza, you don't know anything about me.

Liza: Why don't you clue me in? What is so bad that it would drive you from town?

J.R.: I have nothing to say. The -- nothing's going on.

Liza: Ok, fine. I'll do the talking. Did you know that I was the original teenager from hell? I did whatever I wanted to do. No one screwed with Liza Colby, and guess what. Look at me. You still don't. So why don't you tell me what is going on. Is someone giving you a hard time? Did you have a fight with your mom? Did Adam do something wrong?

[Gallery murmurs]

Paul: Your honor, I strongly object to the dismissal of the charges pending against the defendant. It's a slap in the face to the criminal justice system and the people of this commonwealth.

Judge: Mr. Mancheski, any slanderous remarks against this courtroom are grounds for a contempt citation.

Paul: Then may I respectfully request a sidebar with your honor?

Mr. Alvarez: I'd like to be in on that.

Judge: Mr. Mancheski, Mr. Alvarez, approach the bench.

Dixie: Excuse me. Uncle Palmer, this is unbelievable. The judge can't just drop the charges like that. David is guilty.

Palmer: Well, you heard her. Insufficient evidence indeed.

Dixie: It sounds to me like somebody got bought off. And if I were you, we are in court, so you might as well just confess.

Palmer: Dixie, I had nothing to do with fixing the judge's ruling.

Dixie: You swear?

Palmer: Listen, after that scoundrel ruined your marriage, I want to see him hang as much as you do.

Dixie: Yeah, but David is your stepson.

Palmer: Yes, well, that's a fact I work hard to forget.

Jake: This judge is out of her mind. How can she make a ruling like this?

Joe: Son, I'm as shocked as you are, but let's, you know --

Jake: I'm going to tell you, Hayward's not going to get away with it.

Joe: Jake? Jake? Come on.

Jake: Hayward, you're guilty and you know it.

Vanessa: Get your crutch off my son!

[Judge pounds gavel]

Jake: You're going down! You're guilty!

Leo: Let go!

Judge: You unhand David Hayward or you'll spend the night in lockup -- in addition to paying a healthy fine.

Joe: Jake, this is not going to settle anything.

Jake: All right.

Joe: Come on.

Jake: All right!

Vanessa: Palmer, don't just sit there. Will you do something?

Palmer: Well done, my boy. My sentiments exactly.

Judge: Young man, who are you?

Jake: Dr. Jake Martin.

Judge: Dr. Martin, I don't appreciate your turning my courtroom into a free-for-all.

Jake: Well, with all due respect, your honor, I think you managed to do that without my help.

Joe: Oh, come on, Jake. Jake -- please, Jake.

Judge: I will allow that because you are doctor, not a juris.

Joe: Your honor, if I may -- I'm Jake's father, Dr. Joseph Martin. We've been colleagues with Dr. Hayward, and it certainly hasn't been an amicable relationship, but what we need to know is why you're not allowing this case to go in front of the jury.

Judge: If everyone will please be seated, I will attempt to explain the reason behind my ruling. Now, the most damning evidence against Dr. David Hayward is a videotape that shows him fishing a flask out of a punch bowl supposedly spiked with Libidozone.

Mr. Alvarez: Whether my client was tampering with the punch is open to interpretation.

Judge: It's a moot point now, counselor. The videotape is inadmissible. It was made without the defendant's knowledge or consent, infringing on his right to privacy and in violation of the commonwealth's anti-wiretapping statute. Should Dr. Hayward have been found guilty based on the tape, the higher court would automatically have reversed the verdict on appeal. I see no reason to waste taxpayers' time and money on a trial when the outcome is predetermined.

[Courtroom murmurs]

Paul: Your honor, this is outrageous. The right to privacy and the anti-wiretapping statute have nothing to do with the case. The DA will appeal.

Judge: He can appeal all he wants, counselor. I have never been reversed on appeal. My decision stands.

Joe: Your honor, how is justice served by letting a guilty man go free?

Judge: I will allow for the possibility that Dr. Hayward is guilty. He confessed as much at his preliminary hearing, but the confession was tainted because it was prompted by the illegal videotape. Without these pieces of evidence, there is not enough evidence to convict.

Joe: Then there's no further legal recourse?

Judge: The victims could file a suit against Dr. David Hayward for punitive damages. Whether such action is warranted is for your counsel and your conscience to decide.

[Courtroom murmurs]

Dixie: Why aren't you up there objecting? Don't you hate David? Do you really want to see him get away scot-free? What kind of message is that sending to your son?

J.R.: I'm not running away from anybody.

Liza: But you are running away. Are you in trouble? Are you taking drugs again?

J.R.: No, I'm not taking drugs again.

Liza: Well, what about the counselor? I mean, is it helping having somebody to talk to?

J.R.: Look, Liza, this isn't a good idea.

Liza: Look, I know you don't believe this, but I care about you. Your father loves you.

Woman: Turn it up!

Liza: It would break his heart if he knew that you were running away.

TV reporter: We have just learned that in a surprise motion, Judge Kaye Campobello has dismissed the charges against Dr. David Hayward, the renowned cardiologist and alleged Libidozone poisoner.

Liza: What kind of judge would dismiss the charges against David?

TV reporter: The dismissal came as a shock in light of Campobello's record as a judicial hard-liner. Speculation about a civil suit now runs ramped through these corridors of justice. But Campobello's decision makes that an unlikely scenario.

Liza: That's her? That's the judge?

[Liza remembers meeting the judge]

Kaye: Oh. The ubiquitous Adam Chandler. I've heard so much about you.

Adam: Ah. Don't believe a word of it.

Kaye: I know what you mean. I much prefer to get a read on people in the flesh, eye-to-eye. Don't you?

Adam: Uh, yes, yes -- well, I -- yeah, I suppose. Well, I'm -- I'm really sorry my wife and I disturbed you. This has been a night full of mistakes in judgment, I suppose.

TV reporter: We hope to speak directly to Judge Campobello when court adjourns. Stay tuned for more updates.

Liza: J.R., did you know about this judge's decision? Did your father, did Adam, he involve -- did he help you? Oh. No wonder he wanted me out of town. He -- come on. Our plans have changed.

J.R.: Where are we going?

Liza: We're going to get Colby and the nanny from the lounge, and then I'm taking you home.

J.R.: Yeah. Where are you going?

Liza: I'm going to find your father.

Ryan: Opal, Gillian spoke to me through you. She touched me. I never imagined that we could be together again.

Opal: Honey, Gillian is gone. You can't be together.

Ryan: She came back to me. She wants to be with me as badly as I want to be with her.

Opal: And you will be together someday. But not now. It's not your time.

Ryan: No, I don't believe that.

Opal: Well, you're dealing with cosmic forces here that we can't begin to understand.

Ryan: What if this was your daughter ,Jenny?

Opal: Well, I've felt Jenny's spirit with me many times.

Ryan: What if was more than her spirit? What if you had one more day? Just one more day to say all those things that you never got a chance to say? To say good-bye and to let go? Imagine the peace that you would feel. That's all I'm asking.

Opal: Just one more visit and then you will let her go?

Ryan: I have to let Gilly go, and she has to let me go. Please. Just let my princess into your heart one more time, please.

Opal: All right. One more time.

Chris: You want to walk out the door? Come on. Come on, be my guest. You forget you got a warrant out on your head? You got a cop on every corner looking to bust you. You get thrown back into the cooler, you know what happens to you? Your pal Officer Sweeney pays you another visit, and he's going to give you more than just a warning this time. He's going to fillet you like a flounder. Now, what good are you to your kids dead? You ever think about that?

Tad: That's all I think about.

Chris: Uh-huh.

Tad: My wife and my kids, and I can't do a damn thing to protect them locked up in here. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be a pain in the neck, but put yourself in my shoes. What would you do if you were me?

Chris: I'd let the pros do their job.

Tad: Yeah, like I got a choice.

Chris: Like it or not, that's the way it is, Pal. Tell you what, I'll make you a promise, Martin -- I'll keep your family safe, and I'll make sure you get back to them in one piece. But you pull any stunts, all bets are off, I don't guarantee squat. All right. You're all set up here. I got to get back to the courthouse before Ms. Kane realizes her driver's gone AWOL. Oh, by the way -- you get any more bright ideas, I got one of my guys stationed down at the end of the hall.

Tad: I'll be a boy scout.

Chris: Good.

Tad: Chris?

Chris: Yeah?

Tad: Would you get word to Dixie for me?

Chris: I'll do better than that.

TV reporter: Repeating today's big story -- Judge Kaye Campobello dismissed the charges against Dr. David Hayward.

Bailiff: Be seated. Everyone please, please sit down.

Adam: What would you have me do, Dixie?

Dixie: You could go talk to the judge, get her to reverse her ruling.

Adam: How do you propose I do that? Just walk up to the bench and ask the judge how big a payoff she'd like?

Dixie: Well, it's a fine time you pick to have a conscience. How do you think your son is going to feel when he finds out David is being set free?

Jake: Dixie, Dixie?

Dixie: Hi.

Jake, I'm -- I'm just going to get out of here.

Jake: All right, listen. I understand. Just let me know when you hear from Tad, ok?

Dixie: Yeah, I will -- I mean, I -- I hope I will soon.

Jake: Well, all right.

Dixie: Oh, Mr. Stamp.

Chris: Ahem.

Dixie: How's Tad?

Chris: Mr. Sabatini is waiting for you in room 817 at the hotel.

Dixie: Mr. Sabatini?

Chris: Yes.

Dixie: Oh. Thank you.

Chris: You're welcome.

Leo: Adam?

Adam: Oh, Leo. Um -- congratulations.

Leo: Congratulations? Really?

Adam: Yes, your brother's a free man.

Leo: Yeah.

Adam: You must be thrilled.

Leo: Oh, yeah. Well, I'm ecstatic. What about you?

Adam: Needless to say, I think it's a travesty of justice.

Leo: Really? Well, you could've fooled me.

Adam: Why do you say that?

Leo: Well, since when does Adam Chandler roll over and accept defeat like this? It's -- you know, I expected at least a mini-riot out of you. But this calm, cool, collected thing you got going on is almost -- you know, it's almost like you expected David to walk. Huh.

Adam: Your honor, I not only consider your ruling reprehensible, but a gross miscarriage of justice and I question your authority to make such a decision.

Judge: Well, in that case, Mr. Chandler, you give me no recourse. I'm citing you for contempt of court. You're under arrest.

Opal: Um --

Opal: Gillian?

Opal: Gillian, can you hear me? It's Opal. I'm -- I'm here with Ryan and -- and he really, really wants to talk to you, Honey, so if you could find your way clear to doing -- well, doing what you did before -- you know, use my body as a vessel -- then you just -- well, come right on down. Um -- it would mean the world to Ryan if he could see -- well, if he could talk to you again, so I'm -- I'm ready whenever you are.

Ryan: Gillian. Come back to me. Come back to me.

[Opal hums]

Opal: Gillian, Honey? It's all right. You can use me one last time to talk to Ryan.

Ryan: Well?

Opal: It isn't working.

Ryan: Well, you have to keep trying. It worked before.

Opal: It -- it didn't feel like this before. Last time, it was like I was going to faint or something, and now my head is just as clear as a bell.

Ryan: Well, you can't give up now. We've just been trying for a few minutes.

Opal: I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Ryan, but I -- I don't know what I'm doing here. I don't have the power to bring her back.

Ryan: Well, maybe we're sending the wrong message. I have an idea.

Opal: What's that?

Ryan: It's our wedding vows. Gillian made me -- made us write them out so that we could recite them to each other on our anniversary every year and remember how we felt.

Ryan: Ahem.

Opal: You want me to read this out loud?

Ryan: Yes. You read Gillian's vows and I'll read mine.

Opal: Ryan, I can't. This is sacred to you and Gillian.

Ryan: Well, that's why it's going to work. The power of the words is going to bringer back. It has to.

Ryan: "Princess, today is the anniversary of our first marriage, the one that didn't take. We stood here and we pledged our love, not knowing what love was. Today I know. You opened my eyes, and I am a better man because of you. On this day that lifetime ago, my world changed forever. If life is for learning, then love is for second chances. And I'm taking this one as far as we can go. And I am never looking back. I'm facing the future with you by my side, and it's going to be one incredible ride."

Adam: You can't arrest me.

Judge: It's well within my authority. You've disrupted my courtroom. You're in contempt.

Adam: Then I'll pay a fine. Judge: I will decide the punishment. Bailiff, handcuff Mr. Chandler. This court is adjourned.

[Courtroom murmurs]

David: Well, Enrico, I appreciate all the hard work you put into my case. And just send your bill over to the hotel.

Enrico: Mr. Chandler's taking care of my fee.

David: It pays having powerful friends.

Enrico: You're a very lucky man, Dr. Hayward. Very lucky.

David: Ahem.

Erica: He's right. You're a very lucky man.

David: Hello, Erica. You do know that I paid a steep price for my crimes.

Erica: Do you mean losing Dixie?

David: Among other things.

Erica: So how did you manage this? How did you manage to get the charges dropped?

David: I didn't manage anything. You heard the judge. The evidence against me was tainted.

Erica: Like the punch at the party.

David: I think we've all moved past that night.

Erica: Tell me something, David -- do you feel that you've won something here today?

David: Yeah -- my freedom. It's a heady thing to know that I'm not going to be spending a big chunk of my life behind bars.

Erica: Well, for what it's worth, I'm glad that you're not going to prison.

David: Are you?

Erica: I really hope that you're going to learn from your mistakes, David, and take this opportunity to turn your life around.

David: It's turning even as we speak.

Erica: I mean it. Hardly anybody gets a second chance. Don't waste yours.

David: Well, if it isn't the doctors Martin. So you come to gloat? Oh, no, that would be me.

Joe: You still don't have privileges at Pine Valley hospital. And I will see that it stays that way.

David: Would you violate my rights, Joe?

Jake: What about the rights of the people you took advantage of?

Leo: Hey. Back off.

Jake: This isn't your fight, Leo.

Leo: The hell it's not. This isn't your day, Jake, so suck it up and take it like a man.

Jake: Like you know what it's all about to be a man.

Leo: Well, I know when to cut my losses. Some people need a door slammed in their face.

Jake: And who's going to slam that door, Leo? You?

Leo: Maybe.

Greenlee: Jake!

Vanessa: No, no, Leo, no.

Greenlee: Leo? Leo? Leo?

Vanessa: Leo, Leo, calm down, calm down!

Dixie: You ok?

Tad: No, I'm not ok. I'm mad as hell.

Dixie: You heard about David.

Tad: Yeah, I heard about David. What -- what is wrong with that judge? She's got to be insane. How could she let David walk? He had a hundred counts against him.

Dixie: I don't know. I'm as mad about this as you are.

Tad: You got to tell me what happened in that courtroom.

Dixie: I don't know what happened. I mean, I was just sitting there getting ready to testify, as we all were -- Jake and Joe. And the next thing I know, all the charges are dropped and David's high-fiving his lawyer.

Tad: That doesn't make any sense.

Dixie: I know.

Tad: No, he -- he paid somebody off, you know? He had to have. That's the only possible explanation. That's the only reason any judge in the world would let him go free.

Dixie: She said it was a legal technicality.

Tad: It's a joke! It's -- tell me I'm dreaming, ok? Tell me that I am not trapped in here wanted for murder and Dr. Death is out there on the streets.

Dixie: I wish I could, Honey, but that's what it looks like.

Tad: Yeah, well, you know what? I'm sorry. I'm not going to wait around and -- I'm not going to hide in here while he is out there.

Dixie: No, you are not going anywhere, Mr. Sabatini. Come here.

[Dixie kisses Tad passionately]

Tad: What was that?

Dixie: That was for you and me, hmm?

Tad: Well, don't get me wrong -- I'm not complaining -- but what are you talking about?

Dixie: Come here. It is time, high time, that you and I put ourselves first.

Tad: Honey, take a look around. How are we going to do that?

Dixie: I know, I know. It's going to be hard, but we have to do it. I mean, how many times have we put our lives on hold when we're trying to help somebody else or fix somebody else's messed-up situation?

Tad: You want me to round it off to the highest number?

Dixie: I -- think about it. I mean, why are you in here right now? You're on the run because you decided to take the law into your own hands and go after Sweeney.

Tad: Look, Dixie, Sweeney was the bad guy here, ok, not me.

Dixie: I know, I know. I mean, I know you had the best of intentions and really, so did I when I first started trying to help David not be such a cretin and be more of a human being and look how much trouble that got us into.

Tad: That was different.

He was a jerk from the get-go.

Dixie: Yes, he was, exactly. Maybe it's time that we just let go and let fate deal with all the Sweeney's and the David's of this world.

Tad: Fate? You want me to trust fate? When no matter what David Hayward does, fate hands him a pass? It's -- it's -- I mean, nothing sticks to him.

Dixie: I know, I know. But he is going to make his own hell. Maybe he's going to walk out of court today a free man, but it's just a matter of time before his past catches up with him.

Tad: Yeah, well, it can't be soon enough for me.

Dixie: It will happen, I promise you. His victory in court today is going to get him so arrogant and egocentric that he's going to get careless and he's going to slip up. And in the meantime, you have me all alone in this lovely little hotel room courtesy of the feds, and this great big bed. And if that doesn't get your imagination going, you're in big trouble.

Tad: Trust me, this kind of trouble, I can handle.

Joe: Hey! Hey, hey, hey!

Greenlee: Stop it!

Leo: You lost, Jake!

Joe: Get away! Get away!

Leo: Accept it! Ha-ha!

David: It's all right. Leo --

Joe: Give me that!

Jake: Hand me my crutch. You're the real loser, Leo. You're just not smart enough to see it.

Joe: It's not going to settle anything. Let's go.

Ruth: Listen, Honey, you've got to stop this because you could do permanent damage to that leg. Can you hear me?

Jake: I'm all right, Mom.

Joe: Let's go.

Jake: I'm all right. Let's get out of here.

Joe: Come on.

Ruth: Come on. Let's just --

Vanessa: Let's get him out of here.

Jake: You're a big man, Leo.

Leo: All right, all right.

Joe: All right, all right. Come on, come on. Get out of this courtroom.

David: Take it easy.

Greenlee: Leo?

David: Take it easy. Take it easy.

Greenlee: That was pathetic.

Leo: He started it.

Greenlee: You finished it, didn't you? How like you.

Leo: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Greenlee: You're the happily married man. You figure it out.

Leo: Greenlee, I thought we talked about this --

Greenlee: I got to go. Jake needs me.

Leo: Just wait.

Vanessa: Leo? Leo, Darling, that was quite a show of loyalty, coming to the defense of your brother like that -- if that indeed is what that little contretemps was all about.

Leo: What the -- what are you talking about, Vanessa?

Vanessa: Well, you were defending your brother, right, or was it just two young bucks bucking heads over some Greenlee Smythe? Yeah, anyway.

Erica: Oh. Where did you disappear to?

Chris: Well, I just went to the cafeteria to grab a cup of coffee.

Erica: Oh, does our legal system, our justice system bore you?

Chris: Well, from what I understand, Ms. Kane, what happened here today had nothing to do with justice.

Liza: Um -- hi. I'm sorry, Erica. Have you seen Adam?

Erica: Uh, yes. Yes, actually, I did. They -- they actually escorted him out of the courtroom in handcuffs.

Liza: What?

Erica: Yes. The judge cited him for being in contempt and he's actually in her chambers right now.

Liza: Really? Um -- thank you, thank you.

Kaye: You can take the handcuffs off him, Jimmy. I prefer to deal with Mr. Chandler one-on-one?

Jimmy: You sure you'll be safe, your honor?

Kaye: Quite safe. He knows I'm in charge here.

Jimmy: All right. Well, if you need me, I'll be right down the hall. Behave yourself.

Kaye: Bravo, Adam. Your performance in court was brilliant -- pretending to blow up at me. You know, you should've been an actor.

Adam: Well, I proved that, didn't I, the night I made love to you?

Kaye: If that was a performance, my darling, you more than rose to the occasion. Losing your cool like that saved both our behinds and then gave me the chance to get you alone in my chambers again.

Adam: Kaye, Kaye, Kaye?

Kaye: Hmm?

Adam: Whatever notion you're entertaining here, forget it.

Kaye: The notion I'm entertaining is about you, me, and this very unspacious desk.

Adam: Kaye, Kaye -- no, no, no, no, no.

Kaye: What?

Adam: As tempting as that is, I can't.

Kaye: Oh, don't worry. The door will be locked. My docket's cleared. I'm yours for the afternoon.

Adam: Kaye, it's not going to happen.

Kaye: Oh, good. Playing hard to get. Oh, I should've kept those handcuffs.

Adam: Kaye, Kaye, listen to me. Do you think I actually lost it out there so I could be alone with you in here?

Kaye: What difference does it make why you did it? You're here, aren't you? I still haven't gotten over that night at the Sleepy Hollow Inn.

Adam: Yeah, neither have I. That's a night I'll never forget because I have never in my life been more disgusted with myself.

Opal: "And when I couldn't find the words to ask for help, when I couldn't speak, I found the word for 'heart' in your eyes. That is what you are and always will be -- my heart. All my love. Gillian."

Ryan: Opal? What is it?

Opal: Oh, Ryan, I -- I just can't believe that -- that I'm here witness to this overpowering love from such an incredible man. I wish I could be Gillian for you. I wish I could be your princess, but I can't. It wasn't meant to be.

Opal: You got to let her go, Honey. Accept that the life you had with Gillian has run its course, for now. The only place she still lives is in your heart.

Ryan: No. It's not over. Gillian and I are not over and I will never, never accept that.

Dixie: Oh.

Tad: Man.

[Dixie moans]

Tad: You know --

Dixie: I love you.

Tad: You really have a way about you.

Dixie: Uh-huh.

Tad: Pervert. No, I mean it. You always have this way of convincing me you're right.

Dixie: Believe it.

Tad: I'm serious. I was about to tear out that door like a madman till you stopped me.

Dixie: Well, Baby, you know, we got to make time for stuff like this. This is the stuff that we're going to remember, really. Not all the bad stuff.

Tad: Bad stuff?

Dixie: You know -- the stuff that gets in our way and tries to keep us apart. You and I both know in our heart of hearts that there's absolutely nothing that can come between us.

Tad: Ahem. It's a tough job. Come here.

Dixie: Hey, where are you? Ah!

[Dixie laughs]

David: Excuse me, everybody. Mia?

Mia: Hi.

David: Hey.

Mia: So, what's next on the agenda?

David: You see, that's funny -- I was going to ask you the same thing.

Mia: Well, I was waiting for you.

David: Really?

Mia: I have something to ask you.

David: Go ahead.

Mia: Can you forecast the future?

David: What, are you trying to be abstract?

Mia: No, it's just yesterday on the beach, you seemed pretty confident about the trial, and here you are a free man.

David: I'm not a psychic, Mia -- merely optimistic.

Mia: Do you believe everything turns out ok?

David: In most cases. I mean, take life, for instance. Now, from where I stand, it just keeps getting better and better.

Mia: Oh, yeah? Prove it.

David: Join me for a drink.

Mia: Love to.

David: Now, you see that? Life just got better.

Kaye: Adam, is that any way to talk? You should be grateful.

Adam: Grateful?

Kaye: Everybody got what they wanted. David Hayward's a free man, you got off, I got you.

Adam: No, you do not have me.

Kaye: Adam?

Adam: No.

Kaye: I could come in very handy -- a powerful man with a powerful judge by his side?

Adam: Forget it, Kaye.

Kaye: Are you sure you don't want to reconsider?

[Liza listens at the door of the judge's chambers]

Adam: Kaye, I want to make this very, very clear to you -- I slept with you once. But it will never, ever happen again.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

David: Who's paying you to get something on me?

Stuart: Adam, what have you done now?

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