AMC Transcript Wednesday 9/5/01

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 9/5/01

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Palmer: Lawsuit? I mean, you dare sue this hospital?

Joe: Dr. Hayward, you will not blackmail this board into reinstating you.

Dixie: You're unreal.

David: I have the law on my side, Joe. I'm simply seeking relief for my unlawful termination.

Vanessa: To the tune of $30 million?

Palmer: Vanessa, did you know about this?

Vanessa: No, Darling, I'm as shocked as you are. David, how could you?

David: I had no choice, mother. This dismissal compromises my reputation.

Tad: What reputation? Everyone in this room knows you're a criminal.

David: I didn't realize that your son had voting privileges here, Joe. Isn't he supposed to keep his opinions to himself? But for the record, I was exonerated of all charges.

Dixie: That's a lie. You got off on a technicality.

David: Well, technically, that's all that's required.

Attorney: My client's name was cleared. There's no just reason for his termination.

Joe: The outcome of your client's criminal case is irrelevant. For our purposes, more than enough evidence exists to demonstrate his wrongdoing. Now, I terminated Dr. Hayward. I stand by that decision.

David: Dr. Martin and his son are making my case for me, which is outlined here in this brief. This termination is not the result of criminal charges. The Martin family is waging a personal vendetta against me.

Joe: That's absolutely ridiculous. I always put, as the board well knows, the hospital's interests above all else.

David: I'm not saying that they don't have a right to hate me. After all, I do have quite a history with the Martins. But that will all come out in court.

Tad: You unbelievable bastard.

Dixie: Don't, Honey, don't.

David: Now, if you'd be so kind to turn to item seven, you'll see a detailed account of my involvement with the Martin family.

Tad: You won't get away with this.

Anna: S-c-o-r-p-i-o. Scorpio, like the sign. Robin. Yes, I told you, she's there with the medical group. What? That's the number that I just called. They told me that I should try you. Ooh!

[Anna screams]

Edmund: Want me to get you the one from the den?

Anna: I don't know.

Edmund: Still having trouble getting through to Robin? Well, you mind if I give it a try?

Anna: Oh, I don't need you to dial the number for me.

Edmund: The real trouble is you don't want to call Robin.

Anna: She's happy, she's busy. She doesn't need her crazy mother calling her to give her more stress.

Edmund: Anna, this is the news we've been waiting for. We've all been waiting for this.

Anna: I -- I know. Ye yes, I've been waiting for this. I've been waiting. And here it is, all of it, all of it. All of it.

Edmund: Anna? Hey. Hey. Shh, shh.

Mateo: Come on. Just try. You have to.

Hayley: I am trying, Mateo, but the baby's bath, I mean -- the nurse is supposed to show me how to give the baby his bath.

Mateo: She will show you after you get some sleep.

Hayley: He doesn't even have a name yet.

Mateo: I bet if you go to sleep, you'll dream of the perfect name.

Hayley: You think?

Mateo: Yeah.

Hayley: Oh.

Mateo: Look at that. Just take a nap.

Nurse: Here's your big boy.

Mateo: Hey! Hey.

Nurse: He just loved his bath.

Mateo: He did?

Nurse: Mm-hmm. Didn't cry at all. Just drifted off to sleep.

Hayley and Mateo: Aw.

Mateo: Great.

Hayley: Sleep.

Mateo: Sweetheart. That's what his mom's going to do right now, actually -- drift off to sleep, right?

Nurse: Good idea. I'll leave him all cozy.

Mateo: Yeah.

Nurse: There you go, baby.

Mateo: There you go, big guy.

Nurse: I'll leave him right here. You can both have a nice, long nap. You've earned it.

Hayley: Thank you.

Mateo: Great.

Hayley: Thanks.

Nurse: If he needs -- if he gets hungry, just buzz me and I'll help you with the feeding.

Hayley: Thank you.

Mateo: Ok, thanks a lot.

Mateo: She's nice, huh?

Hayley: Uh-huh.

Mateo: Wow. You think he's dreaming?

Hayley: You think, maybe?

Mateo: Yeah, why not? He's just like us, just smaller.

[Hayley and Mateo chuckle]

Mateo: Oh, man. Here, now your turn. Come on, it's your turn. Lean back. Close your eyes. No, no, go ahead, go ahead, close your eyes. All right? All right, buddy, listen, I want you to take care of your mom while I'm gone. Ok? I'm going to get some food.

[Baby whimpers]

Hayley: It's ok, Sweetie, Mommy's here.

[Knock on door]

Brooke: Hello?

Edmund: Hi, Brooke. Come on in, come on in.

Brooke: Uh, I have some things from the office, but it certainly can wait. I can come back.

Anna: No, please, God, don't leave on my account. I just -- I'm being

self-indulgent. Edmund: No, forget it. Listen, you -- both of you stay, ok? Brooke, uh -- Anna just had a major memory breakthrough.

Brooke: Oh. Oh, Anna, that's -- that's wonderful.

Anna: Well, if you think it's wonderful, you should try making sense of it all.

Brooke: You mean everything came back to you, all at once?

Anna: Yeah.

Brooke: Oh, my God. I can't even imagine that.

Anna: I've been waiting for it, you know? But, uh, some of it's a little hard to handle. I did lose my husband, Brooke.

Brooke: You remembered how your husband died?

Anna: I mean, it was a long time ago, but --

Edmund: Everything will sort itself out, Anna.

Brooke: Of course. You just have to give it some time.

Anna: Yeah. I have every intention of being all right.

Edmund: Anna's been trying to reach her daughter.

Anna: She's here. She's in New York. She's at a medical conference.

Edmund: You know, there's no reason why you can't visit her there. I could take care of everything -- a car service, plane ticket, whatever you need.

Anna: I'll work it out, Edmund, thanks.

Edmund: Well, seriously, I mean, you don't want to accept it from me, I mean, I'm sure your sister, Alex, would be more than happy --

Anna: Stop it. That's all any of you do is help me. And I take, take, take. Well, that stops now. I'm not an invalid. That's over with.

Brooke: No one is judging you, Anna.

Anna:: I am!

Edmund: Ok. You don't have to decide anything right now.

Anna: Why not? I can't -- I can't stand living like this. I mean, I was trained to be a -- a -- at the very least, self-reliant. When I was married to Robert, I took care of myself.

Edmund: Ok, so now you just have people who care about you.

Anna: You don't know me, Edmund. That's the worst part of all this is seeing what I've become. Oh. I need to get back to who I was, my old life, now -- oh, now.

Edmund: Does that mean you want to go back to Port Charles?

Tad: Stop this, right now.

David: Or what?

Tad: I'm not about to let you win, Hayward.

Dixie: Honey, don't give him what he wants.

Joe: Everybody, why don't we get back to business, shall we?

David: Yes, please.

Joe: Now, each of us has in front of us a copy of David Hayward's dismissal. According to our bylaws, it requires a simple majority to ratify it.

Woman: Joe, you can't expect us to vote now. We have to deal with this.

Tad: No, you don't. It's nothing but a joke. He's bluffing. This man's lucky he's not in a jail cell, and he knows it.

Palmer: I tend to agree. Cut your losses, David. You could work anywhere in the world.

David: That's not good enough.

Attorney: Dr. Hayward can't let this action against him go unanswered. It could be viewed as an admission of guilt, which could compromise his good name and his future income.

David: You see? I have no choice. But you do. You can reinstate me.

Joe: I've explained to the board my reasons for dismissing Dr. Hayward. I believe we cannot afford to keep a man of his moral character on staff.

David: You see, I think the real question right now, Joe, is can this hospital afford to get rid of me?

Woman: Yes, Joe, we have to have a ballpark figure of what it would it cost to fight this lawsuit.

Man: Do we have the resources, Joe?

Woman: We're talking huge legal bills, increased insurance premiums.

Man: Well, to say nothing of loss of revenue due to adverse publicity.

Palmer: If we take on this lawsuit and lose, the costs could total well over $50 million.

David: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, what you're thinking is true. If I win this case, it's the end of Pine Valley Hospital.

Tad: Oh, for God's sake, come on. This man is a liar. Everybody here knows it. You can't take this nonsense seriously. There's no way he can win it.

Woman: But can we risk it?

Tad: All you have to do is trust my father.

Palmer: Your father is not king of this hospital. This is the business of the board if anything is.

Vanessa: It certainly is.

Tad: Oh, come on, people, just show a little courage.

Man: Tad, you have to admit that this is personal with you.

Tad: Yeah, it's personal, but it should be personal with you, too, if you care about this hospital. It doesn't matter if some incompetent judge let him off on a technicality. He's still guilty. He confessed.

Attorney: That confession was made under extreme emotional stress. You can't hold that against Dr. Hayward.

Tad: Like hell they can't. Are you all going to just ignore the fact that a surgeon on your staff admitted he was guilty?

Dixie: Excuse me, Sir, but you we on the fidelity the night of the party. You and your wife took some Libidozone. You were both poisoned.

Man: Yes, but after all, there was no real harm done.

Tad: How can you say that? People were wheeled into this ER. Some of them nearly died. And those didn't get sick spent the night hopping in and out of bed with perfect strangers. What camp were you in?

Joe: Look, Tad, Tad, Tad, Tad, come on, you're not helping the cause.

Attorney: The point is that Dr. Hayward was cleared of those charges.

Tad: No, he wasn't. He walked! Somewhere, somehow a deal was made. And everybody here knows that he did it!

Man: We also know that Dr. Hayward's research put PVH on the map.

Woman: He's brought in millions of dollars in funding.

Vanessa: May we please not forget that my son saves lives?

David: Yes, thank you, Mother. That is the key, ladies and gentlemen. So please, let us put aside the monetary issue for one moment and remember that I save lives. That's what I do. And that is what I would like to continue to do for this hospital.

Joe: You save lives. And yet you're willing to close down the whole institution just to get your own way.

David: Well, isn't that exactly what you're doing, Joe?

Palmer: It's true, Joe. If this lawsuit goes forward, it will ruin the hospital. So either you or David will have to blink first.

Anna: Port Charles? I don't know. I'm not sure that there's anything left of my old life.

Edmund: Well, whatever you decide, if you want it to be, Wildwind will still be your home.

Anna: No. I don't want it to be. You've made a wonderful life here for yourself and your children, but that's not what I want for me.

Edmund: You seem so sure.

Anna: Suddenly, I am.

Edmund: "Suddenly"? Maybe you've known all along.

Anna: I wasn't strong enough to find something else for myself. But I have to.

Edmund: And you will. Got a lot of options open now.

Anna: You're a wonderful, generous man. You've been very good to me.

Edmund: Anna?

Anna: Oh! Oh!

Edmund: Anna?

Brooke: What's the matter?

Hayley: You can't be here.

Arlene: Hi. Congratulations.

Hayley: I said you can't be here. If Mateo knows you're here, he's going to call the police.

Arlene: I know. That's why I waited till he --

Hayley: I don't want you here, either! Shh, shh.

Arlene: Hayley, you don't mean that.

Hayley: You promised you'd stay away from me forever.

Arlene: How could I stay away? You're a mother now. My baby has a baby and I'm so happy for you.

Hayley: Thank you. Now go. I'm not supposed to have visitors. I'm supposed to get my rest.

Arlene: I know, you should, you should. And I will go. I followed your whole pregnancy, Hayley. I mean, whenever there was a story in the papers or on one of those entertainment news shows, I just wanted to shout out, "that's my little girl." But who could I say that to? I'm alone most of the time now.

Hayley: I'm going to call the nurse.

Arlene: What do you need? Do you need a glass of water? You want me to take you to the bathroom? Hayley? My place is here with you.

Hayley: You have no place here. None. None. Especially now.

Arlene: All right. I'm sorry. I'll go.

Hayley: Go.

Arlene: Just tell me one thing.

[Hayley sighs]

Arlene: Are you ok?

Hayley: Yes.

Arlene: And the baby?

Hayley: Fine.

Arlene: Oh, thank goodness. You know, I don't know why, but somewhere in the back of my mind I couldn't help but worry. When I was in labor with you, I had so much trouble.

Hayley: Please, not now.

Arlene: No, I mean, can you imagine someone telling you that you're baby didn't get enough oxygen at birth?

Hayley: What?

Arlene: Oh, Honey, it's ok.

Hayley: What did you say?

Arlene: Your baby's fine. I told you this. When I was in labor with you, whenever I had a contraction, it slowed down your heartbeat. It -- it cut off the oxygen to your brain.

Hayley: You are lying!

Arlene: No, Honey.

Hayley: You're making it up. You heard the nurses talking.

Arlene: Sweetie, no.

Hayley: The same thing did not happen to you.

Arlene: Oh, Hayley. I'm so sorry. I -- see, it was right that I came.

Hayley: What happened to me when I was born?

Arlene: Oh, it was horrible. I spent almost a year without sleep.

Hayley: What happened to me when I was born?

Arlene: Well, the doctors couldn't tell me what was going on then. They said only time would tell if there was any -- well, if there was any permanent damage. So I had to wait, month after month, terrified that I -- I hurt you.

Hayley: Yeah, well, he's been looked at by everyone, and everyone here says that he's perfectly fine.

Arlene: Well, things are different now. Please, please don't worry.

Hayley: I'm not worried.

Arlene: And you're fine, too.

Hayley: Dad even flew a neonatal specialist in from Switzerland, the best in the world.

Arlene: Well, then?

Hayley: And he says the baby's 100%.

Arlene: Well, that's wonderful, Hayley. You're so lucky to have all these people around you to reassure you. I never had that.

Hayley: I am not worried about my baby.

Arlene: And I'm not, either. Hayley, you're -- you're radiant and beautiful and completely happy. I can see that. So I don't mind if I have to go because I have everything I ever dreamed of.

Anna: This is so stupid.

Jake: Hey, Edmund.

Edmund: Hey. Hi.

Jake: What's wrong?

Edmund: Uh, Anna. I'm a little worried about her. Her head is throbbing.

Anna: No, it's fine. I'm better. It's over.

Edmund: Look, I'm not taking any chances. She just got her memory back.

Jake: Well, yeah, you did the right thing. Come with me.

Anna: No, this is so not necessary.

Jake: Oh, come on.

Anna: Please. You don't have to wait.

Edmund: We'll be here when you get back. Just go.

Anna: Why?

Edmund: Because it's a free country. Go.

Jake: He's right. Let's go.

Brooke: Do you think it's serious? I mean, basically she seems ok.

Edmund: Yeah, it's just the headaches, you know, they brought on seizures before.

Brooke: Well, you know what? They'll find out.

Edmund: Sure.

Brooke: I'm going to buy you a cup of coffee. And then we can go over the edits for your article for next week.

Edmund: What do you mean, edits?

Brooke: I mean edits. Come.

Mateo: Hey.

Edmund: Hey, man.

Mateo: How are you?

Edmund: Good.

Brooke: Congratulations!

Mateo: Thank you.

Brooke: Dad!

Mateo: I appreciate it.

Edmund: How's it going? Mateo: Uh, you know,

labor got kind of weird, but the baby's fine, perfect.

Brooke: That is so wonderful.

Mateo: Yeah, yeah, I know. Adam flew in a specialist from Europe.

Brooke: Hmm.

Mateo: Don't tell anyone, but I really didn't mind his interference --

Brooke: Oh.

Mateo: Or his private jet.

Brooke: Don't worry, that'll pass.

Edmund: Well, listen, I got one thing to tell you.

Mateo: Yeah?

Edmund: I just hope that the baby looks like his mother.

Mateo: Why?

[Brooke laughs]

Edmund: Have you looked in the mirror lately?

Mateo: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: You haven't been home, have you, since the baby?

Mateo: No, no, it's bad.

Edmund: Listen, I got news for you, ok? Let me tell you something -- go home, take a shower, shave.

Mateo: Right.

Edmund: Then come back and you bond, ok?

Mateo: Hey, hey, I will do that. You know why? I just left Hayley asleep with the baby. Everything's fine. I'm going to go.

Brooke: Give her a big kiss.

Mateo: I will.

Edmund: Take care.

Mateo: Bye.

Edmund: Now what were you talking about?

Brooke: Oh -- your article.

Edmund: Mm-hmm.

Brooke: Yeah.

Edmund: Yeah? What about it?

Brooke: Well, don't you think it's a little too long?

Edmund: No, I think it's exactly the right length.

Brooke: Really? Listen --

Joe: I have acted in the best interests of this hospital.

Palmer: The fact remains your decision threatens to shut down this hospital.

Joe: This decision, as with every decision I've made as chief of staff, has been guided by one thing only -- what's best for the patients here.

David: Oh, I could think of at least one patient whose life you were willing to risk because of your hatred for me.

Joe: And what patient is that?

David: Laura du Pres. You and every doctor on this staff advised her mother to give up hope. Isn't that true?

Joe: Laura's condition was dire. She was near death.

David: But at the very last minute, you allowed me to perform the operation, even though I wasn't on staff. Why did you do that, Dr. Martin?

Tad: Because Brooke English begged him to.

Joe: No, no, Tad. I don't make decisions based on the emotions of relatives. I did it -- I did it because there were unusual circumstances connected with the case.

David: You did that because you knew that I was the only doctor on staff with the skills to save her. What would've happened to Laura if I didn't operate on her? You couldn't let her die, could you, Joe? Even though you hate me, you let me save her. So how many patients in this hospital are going to die if I'm not here? How many, Dr. Martin?

Dixie: All right, David, you've made your point.

Woman: This is not the right atmosphere to take this vote. I suggest we adjourn and reconvene tomorrow evening when we're not quite so upset.

David: No. No, I'm sorry, but as Mrs. Martin so clearly stated, I've made my point. I'm more than willing to withdraw my lawsuit if you tear up those termination papers. I will give you five minutes to decide. If not, we can adjourn and reconvene in court.

Anna: You must be done. There isn't anywhere else you could prod on me.

Jake: You know, I had a patient like you this morning. He squirmed through the whole examination. He was 7.

Anna: Well, there's nothing wrong with me. I think these headaches are just being caused through stress.

Jake: That'd be my guess.

Anna: Yeah. Of course they are. I've just been worried about my problems.

Jake: Well, you just got your memory back after all this time.

Anna: Mm-hmm.

Jake: That is a big deal.

Anna: I'll be fine. In fact, I've decided to go and see my daughter.

Jake: Yeah, long trip?

Anna: New York -- and she's a medical student, if that makes you feel more comfortable.

Jake: Well, I'm sure she's going to be glad to see you, and you can take off just as soon as the neurologist gives his ok.

Anna: What do you mean neurologist? What?

Jake: Yeah, yeah, he's going to take a look at the -- at all the film that we took.

Anna: But I thought you said it was stress.

Jake: Said that'd be my guess. At these prices, you deserve more than a guess.

Anna: Oh, how long is it going to take?

Jake: It's just going to take a day or so. No big deal. I wanted to keep you overnight, anyway.

Anna: What?

Jake: Just for observation, just to be sure.

Anna: No, no, absolutely not. I have spent way too much time in this hospital, anyway.

Jake: Anna, look, I think your test results are going to be just fine, but that's not going to solve everything. You've been dealing with an awful lot.

Anna: But I'm -- I'm --

Jake: Too much to do all by yourself.

[Anna sighs]

Jake: I think you should talk to someone about what you're going through.

Anna: What, you mean a shrink?

Jake: Yeah, yeah. I'd like you to talk to a psychiatrist.

Hayley: I'm perfectly happy. So you can leave now knowing that I've never been better in my life.

Arlene: That's all I wanted to know.

Arlene: I -- I brought a present for the baby. Could I leave it for him?

Hayley: That's not a good idea, Arlene.

Arlene: Hayley, he doesn't have to know it's from me. Just from somebody that loves him very much. Please, Hayley. It would mean so much to me.

David: All right, ladies and gentlemen, time's up. So what's it going to be? Are we friends again or do we continue our communication through our expensive attorneys?

David: Are you all in agreement? Well, I'd say that is more than a simple majority.

Attorney: Congratulations.

David: Thank you, Jonas. Thanks for your help. Enjoy your retainer.

Jonas: Good luck.

David: Ok.

Dixie: Uncle Palmer, how could you? You know that David's guilty.

Tad: You hate his guts every bit as much as I do.

Palmer: Unlike you, I wasn't making this personal.

Tad: It's always personal with you.

Dixie: Listen, I understand how you feel about Tad -- you've always felt that way -- but how could you go after Joe like that?

Palmer: That's not what was happening here.

Dixie: You have sworn that you would destroy David, that he would never lift a scalpel in this hospital again.

Palmer: Oh, I see, I see. Now that you're sour on David, you're making me the instrument of your revenge.

Dixie: That is not what's happening.

Tad: What happened, Palmer? Is he blackmailing you, too?

Palmer: What?

Tad: Is that why you folded?

Palmer: You insulting twit!

Vanessa: Just hold it a minute. Palmer did not fold. He did exactly what was best for this hospital.

Palmer: Stay out of this, Vanessa.

Dixie: Wait a minute -- he avoided a lawsuit, yes, but doing what's best for this hospital by having David here? I don't think so.

Palmer: That is my decision, not yours.

Tad: And the question now is why you made it.

Palmer: Will you stop questioning my integrity?

Vanessa: All right, all right, please, please, Palmer, now, please, can we not argue? I really can't stand it when families argue.

Tad: Really?

Vanessa: Really, really. I think if we put our best foot forward, we can all agree, we can get along.

Tad: I don't think so.

Vanessa: Well, then, excuse me.

Tad: Palmer, if you'd gone to court and stuck it out, David would've lost.

Palmer: Well, that's a risk I wasn't willing to take.

Dixie: Why not?

Palmer: If you and Tad were willing to go to court and have your private lives dissected in front of an open court, I wasn't.

Tad: Dixie and I are willing to do whatever we have to to get David out of our lives for good.

Palmer: Listen, David will engineer his undoing in good time. Meanwhile, he gets us a lot of grant money.

Tad: Yeah, there you go, Palmer. You're all heart.

Palmer: As for you, Joe -- in the future, please, please advise me before you make these momentous decisions. I refuse to go on rubber-stamping your ill-advised pronouncements.

Vanessa: Ah, David, Darling. Well, somehow, I -- I knew you'd pull it off, but you played it perfectly and I'm -- I'm very proud of you.

David: Oh, please, Mother. If Palmer sided with the Martins, you'd be over there cooing with them.

Vanessa: Oh, come on, Darling, that is so unfair. You know, I worked on Palmer all last night just for you.

David: Yuck. Thanks for the image. Now you've spoiled my appetite.

Vanessa: Oh, please. Oh, God.

Dixie: Well, congratulations.

David: I wish there was another way.

Dixie: You think you've won something, but you haven't.

David: How do you figure that?

Dixie: You've lost your last chance to start over again where nobody knows you. You've lost a chance to be happy. Now you'll always be alone.

David: I'm never alone for long.

Dixie: Yeah, you are. You just don't know it. You're never going to have what Tad and I have -- a warm, forgiving love, a love that's strong enough to have survived you.

Vanessa: David, Darling, since I don't believe anyone should drink alone, let me buy you a drink to celebrate your victory.

David: A drink with you is hardly a celebration.

Tad: You didn't let David get to you, did you?

Dixie: No.

Tad: Good.

Dixie: I just hate the way he got to the board.

Tad: Forget the board. I'd like to strangle him for the way he spoke to my father.

Dixie: Well, that was deliberate, I think.

Tad: Obviously because Dad's willing to take him on.

Dixie: No, because he was trying to provoke you.

Tad: No, no.

Dixie: And it worked.

Tad: I don't think so. I don't this was about you and me. I think it was about my father. I think he wanted to humiliate him. And he needed to win. I should've known he'd try to pull something.

Dixie: How would you know something like that?

Tad: Because we know the way David operates.

Dixie: You came in here, we all did, expecting justice.

Tad: Yeah, exactly, and look what happened.

Dixie, this was a joke. It was obscene. I mean, first the man walks away from criminal charges --

Dixie: I know.

Tad: And now he's reinstated at the hospital. What's it going to take? I mean, how are we supposed to teach our children the difference between good and evil, that the bad guys are always the ones that lose?

Dixie: Well, they do.

Tad: No, they don't. The good guys lost today. And how do you think JR.'s going to feel when he comes back from camp and finds out that David got away with it? It's got to stop.

Dixie: Nobody wants that more than I do, Tad. But you don't have to be the one to stop it.

Tad: Yeah, you keep saying that. But look what happens when I back off.

Dixie: Well, you actually think you could've stopped David from coming in here and slapping a lawsuit on the hospital?

Tad: I don't know. Maybe.

Dixie: Honey, I know this is maddening -- I do -- but you're just going to have to accept it, ok? We can't change it. Come on.

Tad: Wait -- what are we supposed to do?

Dixie: I don't know. We just shut him out, ok? I mean, he's so unimportant compared to everything that we have, don't you think?

Tad: Yeah. Sure. You're right. I still want him to pay for everything he's done, though.

Dixie: And how do you think -- how do you think you're going to do that? I mean, isn't it enough that he's alone, that nobody likes him, that nobody trusts him?

Tad: No.

[Tad and Dixie chuckle]

Tad: I'm kidding. It's a joke.

Dixie: Ok. All right. Ugh! Can I have your phone?

Tad: Sure. Who you going to call?

Dixie: I'm going to call my son. Whoop. There we go. It's a good time between soccer practice and lunch.

Tad: Yeah, you can't pry him out of either of those.

Dixie: Hello. Is Adam Chandler JR. there, please? Oh.

That was weird.

Tad: What's wrong?

Dixie: He's not there.

Anna: No, no, no, I can't help you. I'm going home.

Jake: Anna? Anna? There's no reason to be afraid.

Anna: I'm not afraid. And you're probably right -- if anyone needs mental help, it's me.

Jake: No, I'm not suggesting that at all.

Anna: I just don't have the time, you see? I've lost so many years of my life, I'm not about to waste seconds of it whining to somebody nodding off behind a notepad.

Jake: What about the headaches? They won't just go away.

Anna: Well, I'll deal with that. I mean, it won't be the first time.

Jake: Anna --

Anna: I have to see my daughter. I need to tell her that her father passed away. Thank you, and I'll be fine.

David and Anna: Would you watch where the hell you're going!

[Brooke hums]

Edmund: Wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, you can't cut that whole paragraph.

Brooke: Edmund, you don't need it.

Edmund: No, it puts the -- the rate cuts in historical perspective. Ok, what do we put in its place?

Brooke: Actually, I was thinking of a sidebar -- the personal side of Alan Greenspan, his buttons -- what turns him off, what turns him on.

Edmund: You're kidding. Tell me you're kidding.

Brooke: Do I look like I'm kidding?

Edmund: You'd better be kidding. Very funny. Very funny.

Brooke: Well, at least it kept you from poking your head in on Jake and Anna every five minutes.

Edmund: Yeah, well -- ahem -- Anna made it clear she doesn't want me poking into her business.

Brooke: Edmund, Anna will be ok. And anyway, hey, don't you have a magazine to run?

Edmund: Yes, I do, and a partner who wants to turn it into "Teen Tempo."

Brooke: No, but I am going to cut 1,000 words from this article.

Edmund: Oh , really? You and what army?

Brooke: Me and this little pen. Look -- one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 -- what's the matter? Where you going? Are you giving up already?

Edmund: No, never, never. I'm just going to take you on, so I need more caffeine.

Brooke: Hey, you know, I just got another great idea.

Edmund: No!

Brooke: Colin Powell -- boxers or briefs?

Edmund: Ah!

[Brooke laughs]

Arlene: Your baby will have so much love around him. So many people will give him big, beautiful toys, he won't even notice this. Could I please give it to him?

Hayley: That's fine. You can just leave it.

Arlene: Thank you, Sweetie.

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

Adam: What the -- get her away from them!

Hayley: Dad, please.

David: I'm taking over this patient's case, Dr. Martin. You got a problem with that?

Laura: You just can't stand that I have Leo and you don't.

Greenlee: You have him, do you? Is that what you think?

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