All My Children Transcript Friday 10/12/01
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Simone: Edmund gave me everything. You can either push me off or you can let us both help you.
Bianca: Opal is very generously thinking of offering Frankie a job.
Greenlee: Oh, kiddies, look what I found.
Bianca: Thanks for coming.
Erica: Well, of course, Sweetheart, we're not in a serious fight.
Opal: Like heck you're not. Come on.
Bianca: I hate the way that we left things.
Erica: Opal, this was very nice of you to try to help to get Bianca and me together like this.
Opal: Well, I just hate to see the two of you going at it like a couple of polecats.
Bianca: I don't want to argue anymore.
Erica: I don't want to argue with you anymore, baby. And you know something? There is absolutely no reason for us to go at it like a couple of polecats as long as this Frankie person is out of our orbit.
Frankie: Well, just call me Venus -- orbiting. So, are we going to kiss and make up, or what?
Anna: Well, are we going to stand out here in the hall or are you going to invite me in?
Anna: Is this all for me?
David: I wasn't expecting any other company this evening.
Anna: You are expecting something, then, are you?
David: Wine? I was hoping to have champagne, but I know how picky you are.
Anna: That's nice -- you pay attention to detail. But then, I guess that's to be expected given what you do for a living. To --
Anna: Oh, God. Is that what we're going to have tonight, an adventure?
David: I thought we already were.
Anna: You're all set and ready to go, I see.
David: With what?
Anna: The bed.
David: Anna, we live in a hotel. Every night, a nice little lady comes into my room, turns down my covers, puts a chocolate mint on my pillow. No ulterior motives whatsoever.
Anna: No. That's funny.
David: What is?
Anna: You being without an ulterior motive.
David: I am, really.
Anna: You're lying.
David: You're right. I am.
Anna: See? Isn't that better? The truth is --
David: The truth is I'm hoping to get you into bed before dessert, Devane.
Greenlee: I mean, of all the luck --
Leo: Greenlee --
Greenlee: Yes, Leo?
Leo: What do you want?
Greenlee: Don't you mean, "What do you want, lover"? I mean, you wrote the letter, Leo. Should I read it to the class or do you want to?
Leo: Wait for me here, Laura, please.
Laura: Stay here. Wait it out. She'll hang herself. She'll hang herself.
Greenlee: Leo -- Leo -- what --
Leo: You ignorant, vicious fool! I threw that letter away. How could you even think of showing it to her? She's just being released from this place, Greenlee, and you wanted to read it to her so you could, what, kill her? Are you really that warped, that cruel?
Greenlee: I'm not the problem here, Leo. I'm not the cruel one. You are.
Roger: Ah! Damn it!
Simone: No, it's Simone. He's long gone, Mateo.
Mateo: What are you doing here?
Simone: Oh, I followed you from the club.
Mateo: Oh, oh, oh.
Simone: You've got a lump the size of New Jersey on the back of your head. Just take it easy, okay?
Mateo: No, no, no, no. I'm going to get up.
Simone: No, no -- Mateo, look. You might want to clean up first, all right? You're bleeding money.
David: What, too much, too soon?
David: Well, that sigh seemed to indicate some level of annoyance.
Anna: Oh, actually, I'm sad. I may not be up to our usual banter.
David: Why is that?
Anna: Because I put my brother on a plane this morning for Budapest. He's going to spend some time with Alex and Dimitri.
David: I thought Gabriel wanted to be here.
Anna: Alex thought he might do better in a European environment.
David: So why didn't you go with him?
Anna: To Hungary?
David: Sure. Why not? It's a beautiful country.
Anna: What the hell am I going to do in Hungary? Besides, I like it here.
David: Huh. Pine Valley, USA. Over Vadzel, Hungary. What a tossup.
Anna: You live here?
David: Well, I wasn't a world operative in a former life. I'm simply a devoted cardiologist.
Anna: What are you getting at?
David: Well, here you are in some little burb that isn't even your home burb, after years in essentially captivity. No family. I mean, whatever family you did have has gone off to Hungary. You have no job --
Anna: Your point?
David: At least none that I know of. I was just wondering if you worked it out this way so that you would be free and clear to do your James Bond thing.
Anna: What do you care?
David: I don't. But it's a great conversation starter, don't you think? Yeah, it must be very difficult to get rid of that rush of the spy thing, huh? I mean, especially for someone who was so interested in taking on anything or anyone.
Anna: Let me get this straight. You think that I sent my family off to Europe so that I can get back undercover?
David: Actually, I was wondering if you already got back undercover.
Anna: And what would that be to you?
Anna: No, I don't understand.
David: I'm this town's local target. Now, if you did get your spy wings back, who else would you go after but persona non grata, numero uno -- me?
Leo: You can't turn this around on me, Greenlee, not this time.
Greenlee: You don't even see what you're doing.
Leo: Would you please just stop it?
Greenlee: You are the one who is being vicious and cruel to yourself, standing by Laura this way, staying married to her?
Leo: Oh, you just can't let this go, can you?
Greenlee: You almost saved yourself. You wrote that letter and you took off and you listened to your gut. And you'd have left her because it was the right thing to do because you realized you were staying married to her for the wrong reasons. You were staying with her for the wrong reasons. You were keeping up the charade because you were feeling sorry for her.
Leo: Greenlee, that is not how this goes, okay?
Greenlee: In that one night, you saw clearly that you didn't love this woman and you couldn't stay together, and so you were doing a favor for both of you. You left town and her behind. But why did you come back?
Leo: You really want to know why?
Leo: Because I was wrong to go.
Leo: No, no, no. Because I was ditching what mattered -- without the fight, without the work, you know? Just -- you know, fortunately, that's the sad story of my life, so I had to stand up and be a grownup for once. For good.
Greenlee: Do I applaud now or later?
Leo: I don't care what you do, Greenlee. But all I care about right now is just making sure that Laura feels strong.
Greenlee: Listen to me, Leo. She is not strong. She's weak to her soul.
Leo: I saw that woman face down death and win, Greenlee. Don't talk to me about being strong.
Greenlee: Yeah, well, you're facing down your death, too -- your death, the death that makes up everything that you are, that makes you so amazing.
Leo: This is torture. You're torturing me. Greenlee, I love Laura. You and me, we -- we can't just --
Greenlee: I know, I know, I know, I know. I do love you. And I do want you, but we could probably never make it work. We'd kill each other because we're too intense. But I can't stand by and watch you die, Leo. If you stay with her, who you are to your core will die. I don't want you back. I just want you to get away from Laura.
Bianca: Mom, you look mad.
Erica: Mad? Why would I be mad? I've just been ambushed by my daughter and by my best friend.
Opal: Now, that is not the case. We're just trying to forge a truce here.
Erica: A truce? That -- it doesn't even make any sense, Opal. There can never be a truce between me and this, this --
Frankie: Frankie person?
Bianca: Look, you guys, you need to start being nicer to each other or else this is going nowhere.
Frankie: And I've agreed to it, well, because Bianca has been so great to me.
Erica: Bianca is great. She's great to a lot of people. She's generous and she's thoughtful and a lot of people who are generous and thoughtful are very naive. Oh, that is not a dig to you, Honey.
Bianca: Look, here's the deal. Frankie has agreed not to press charges -- you know, for the accident.
Erica: The accident? Oh, you mean the night she threw herself in front of my car and then sold the story to the tabloids before daybreak?
Erica: All right, go on.
Bianca: She has also agreed not to talk to the press anymore about you or me or any of us.
Opal: Yeah, that's big, Honey. I mean, she can get rich. Oh, I'll wait my turn.
Bianca: Frankie, you know, you can jump in here any time, too.
Frankie: Well, I have nothing to add. It's all true. As long as Mom here stops treating me like yesterday's trash.
Erica: Do not call me "Mom."
Frankie: Oh, but, Mom, you're going to adopt me. That's part of the deal, right, Bianca?
Bianca: Frankie, put a lid on it.
Opal: Yeah, kid. Nobody likes a brat.
Bianca: Frankie is going to stay on in Pine Valley, and we are going to be friends. But I don't want you flipping out every time you see her and I don't want her trying to bait you like she is now just trying to get a rise out of you, okay? So could you just both agree to cool it?
Erica: Wait a minute here. I need some clarification, for one thing. Number one, is this ridiculous notion that she is going to live and work for you, Opal -- is that still on the table?
Opal: Now, Erica, I have told you that nobody will be telling me who I can and cannot hire.
Erica: And you, you still intend to --
Bianca: Yes, yes, we are friends. We are going to be friends. If you both could just lighten up a little bit, I think you might actually like each other, too.
Frankie: I don't think Mama Kane is ready to exchange e-mail addresses just yet. Do you?
Erica: May I have a moment alone with Frankie?
Frankie: Why don't you just ask Frankie?
Opal: Come on, Bianca. Let's make a tour of the parking lot.
Bianca: No, I don't think I should leave.
Opal: Let's let them work it out. We've done all that we can. Come on.
Frankie: So, Erica, is this where you offer me the cashola to leave town?
Leo: Laura, I don't want you to hear anything that she has to say.
Greenlee: "She"? Don't you diss me, Leo Du Pres. I mean it.
Laura: Look, look, I'd like to stay, Leo, if you don't mind. I'd like to just have this all out in the open. Greenlee, I knew about that letter. I even went looking for it. And I knew about Leo's doubts. But I'm not worried about his doubts or about him. I was acting crazy.
Greenlee: "Was"? Do I need to remind you of what happened earlier?
Laura: I don't know what you're talking about.
Greenlee: Ha-ha! Oh, great! Play dumb -- good tactic.
Laura: Anyway, I was having problems with my heart medication and so I was acting like someone I'm not. So Leo got scared, and I don't blame him. I'd be scared. But everything's fixed now. And we're going to be fine now. And Leo is as committed to me as I am to him. Okay, Greenlee? I mean, I'm right, right? This is still what you want?
Leo: This is all I want.
Greenlee: Leo, remember what I said.
Leo: In fact, let's have that wedding that you want.
Laura: Oh, baby. That is wonderful.
Leo: You still have plans at the Valley Inn, right?
Leo: Okay, well, the sooner we get on with our plans, the sooner we can get on with our life, all right?
Anna: Oh-ho-oh -- oh, that is -- you are the most self-involved man I have ever met.
David: And why is that?
Anna: But you honestly think that I have packed my entire family off to Europe indefinitely so that I can stay here and spy on you as if you would be a big enough fish for someone like me to catch?
David: So you are still working for the WSB, then?
Anna: All right. Assuming that I am, just for argument's sake, you really think that an international organization like that would be interested in the likes of you? Uh, no.
David: I don't know -- maybe.
Anna: Unless, of course, the name Proteus means anything to you.
Anna: Yeah. Ring a bell?
David: Actually, yes, it does. Me and Proteus go way back.
Simone: Okay. That's all of it. Here.
Mateo: Drug money.
Simone: Well, yeah. That's what happens when you make a drop.
Mateo: I can't believe this.
Mateo: It's still --
Simone: Yeah. The bleeding's stopped. You're all right.
Mateo: Yeah? All right.
Simone: Did you see the guy that hit you?
Mateo: No, no. His face was like -- I'm still groggy. I don't remember what his face looked like.
Simone: Why did he knock you out? He paid you.
Simone: He made the drop.
Mateo: I think somebody else came up from behind me and --
Simone: There was a third person? I didn't see anyone.
Mateo: Why are you here again? What -- you told me you followed me because why?
Simone: Because I'm on a story.
Simone: Edmund Grey hired me and I --
Mateo: No, no, no, no, no, no. How did you know that I was going somewhere? I mean, how'd you -- when I left the club, how did you know?
Simone: I saw you take a call that upset you. I saw you stall your wife and make her leave. Why else would you be doing all that?
Mateo: You're supposed to be the messenger. Didn't you tell me Edmund wrote in the back of that picture --
Simone: Yeah, I'm a lot more than just the messenger, Mateo. All right, this is my story. I dig for facts.
Simone: And I didn't drag my butt here to send love notes between you and your brother-in-law, all right?
Mateo: Oh, my God. You're giving me such a headache, you know that?
Simone: Do you know how closely you're being watched?
Mateo: Which is exactly why I can't have my waitress tailing me day and night. I mean, Proteus or whoever's working for him -- he's going to be all over us. He'll know that.
Simone: Well, not if we fool him.
Mateo: How do we fool him? He -- he's probably watching us right now.
Simone: You know, you're right. So, make like we're fooling around.
Simone: It's the best cover on earth, Boss. You and the waitress are doing it. Mm-hmm.
Mateo: You've got to be kidding me.
Simone: Do I look like I'm kidding?
Mateo: This is like my worst nightmare.
Simone: I make a great other woman, Mateo.
Mateo: No. I -- I can't be -- I can't be running around with my -- with my waitress. I mean, my wife's freaking out as it is. I mean, she's suspicious. She thinks I'm lying to her. I can't be seen with my -- with my sister's replacement. I mean, come on.
Simone: Listen, Mateo. No one's going to find out. All right? Scoot over. It's a cover. Right? We'll be discreet.
Mateo: No! No. I'm not compromising my marriage. No way. You understand me?
Simone: I'm sorry I brought it up. I didn't mean to get into your face or get too personal. Right? It's all business.
Mateo: Not to me.
Mateo: No -- do you understand that?
Simone: I got --
Mateo: I know he's messing with me and my business, but he's messing with my family, too. You know that, right?
Mateo: If I don't pretend to be his little drug runner, I'm -- he -- my family's at risk. My mom, my sister, my wife, my son. Do you understand that?
Simone: Okay. I really do understand.
Simone: This story just isn't business for me, either, Mateo. We'll -- we'll come up with another cover in the meantime, let's focus on what went down here tonight and why, all right? So, can you think of anyone that might have followed you down here who could have slugged you in the head? You have an idea?
Mateo: The other bartender, Chris Stamp.
Simone: What about him?
Mateo: He -- he didn't show tonight. He was supposed to show up. Was he there after I left?
Simone: No, no, no. I left the place to Tony to run. Who's Stamp?
Mateo: I don't know. That's the problem.
Erica: Is it money you want? I'll give it to you. My account is always on call. What's your price?
Frankie: I don't want your money.
Erica: Oh, no?
Erica: Well, then what is it you want?
Frankie: Can't you just let this go? I don't want anything from you.
Erica: Look, for some reason you've decided that I'm an easy target. I don't know why you would think that since I am one of the most successful businesswomen in this country. Do you think I got to where I am today by being duped by amateurs like you?
Frankie: The all-powerful Erica Kane.
Erica: Who will do anything to protect her daughter.
Frankie: Your daughter doesn't need protecting, in case you haven't noticed. Actually, she takes pretty awesome care of herself, and she sure as hell doesn't need you to protect her from me. Well, do you think I'm trying to get to you through Bianca?
Erica: Aren't you?
Frankie: Well, if you're willing to pay me off, you probably think I'm after a whole lot more than money. What are you afraid I want from Bianca? What are you afraid of, Erica?
Erica: Oh, I'm not afraid of anything, Frankie. Because you are not going to get anything from my daughter. I'm going to find out what your real story is, and then you'll be over. And in the meantime, I'm going to watch you like a hawk. And I'm going to make sure that you are not able to spread whatever negativity you think you've got there -- to spread that over my life or my daughter's. Because here's the thing -- you have no idea dealing with. And I'm not just talking about me or my reputation or my money or my power. I'm talking about my life. My daughter is my life. And I will take down anyone who tries to threaten my daughter. I will take you down further than you ever thought you'd have to go. All-righty, then?
Frankie: Yeah, so I guess this isn't going to end in a hug.
Erica: No, probably not. You just remember what I said. I will do anything. Do you understand me? Am I making myself clear? I will do anything to keep my daughter safe. I will risk everything I have.
Anna: You know Proteus?
David: What? You think all I do is sit around reading medical journals all day?
Anna: Um --
David: Greek mythology was a great passion of mine. In many ways it still is. I find it a great escape.
Anna: Oh -- you know the mythological figure.
David: What, you know somebody named Proteus in 2001?
Anna: No, no.
David: Well, Proteus, as you're probably aware of by now, had the ability to change his identity at will. Now, if you know anything about my history, you might understand why that would appeal to me.
Anna: Oh. You fancy yourself a Greek God now.
David: I get by.
Anna: I'll tell you what you do share with them is arrogance.
David: Look. I don't waste time. I deal with people's lives hanging in the balance every single day. I see what happens when you waste your time worrying about garbage. I take life in, I live it, and I go after what I want. Believe me, you don't know how much time you've got. And I'm not ashamed that I have power. I use it to get what I want, and I never look back.
Anna: Like Proteus.
David: Like me. So, why don't you tell me what Proteus has too with whatever little spy thing you're working on?
Anna: Oh, it's complicated.
David: I like complicated.
Anna: All this talk about going after what you want --
Anna: Makes me hungry.
David: And what are you hungry for, Devane?
Bianca: Well, we thought that we were gone long enough for the two of you to work things out. Were we?
Erica: Frankie asked me for money. I told her I was willing to give it to her, but then she did an about-face, said she didn't want the money. Actually, she won't tell me what she wants. But at least now she knows what she can and cannot do. Don't you, Mary Frances?
Bianca: Is this true?
Frankie: You know, it doesn't even matter because this whole truce thing is a bust.
Bianca: Well, I don't believe you.
Erica: Me? What did I do?
Bianca: Well, I don't believe that Frankie asked you for money.
Erica: Bianca, that was the first thing she did.
Bianca: No, no. I mean it, Mom. I've had it with you.
Erica: Bianca --
Opal: Well, I won't go, but I will say that I've been getting to know this girl, Erica, and she's a little rough around the edges, yeah, but I really think that she wants to do right.
Erica: Are you kidding me? Can I believe my ears? You're taking the word of that con artist over me?
Opal: Honey, can't you even see history repeating itself when it's repeating itself right before your eyes?
Erica: What are you talking about?
Opal: I am talking about the fact that you're doing the same thing that you did with Rain and with Sarah and with Laura.
Opal: Well, you paid Rain to leave Bianca alone. And then you helped to push Sarah away for good. And you were about to take Bianca off to Europe just to get her away from Laura till the poor thing took sick. And -- and now it's Frankie.
Erica: Opal, this is not the same thing!
Opal: Listen to me -- because I love you and I want to be your friend. If you keep trying to destroy every relationship your kid has with a girl, romantic or otherwise, you're only going to end up destroying your relationship with Bianca. All right. All right, I lied. I'm leaving you. But you think about it.
Chris: Ms. Kane?
Chris: I --
Erica: Mr. Stamp. Please, you -- you've got to help me. You've got to help me. You've got to keep that girl from destroying my daughter.
Opal: Well, can I give either of you gals a lift?
Frankie: No, I'm going to walk. I need the air.
Bianca: I have my car. Thanks, Opal.
Opal: Just try to be patient, okay? I'm sorry it didn't work out better. Nighty-night.
Bianca: Good night. So I want you to tell me how it went down with my mom.
Frankie: Oh, Bianca, it was the same damn thing. She thinks I'm conning. She thinks I'm going after her through you because you're easy prey.
Bianca: Did you tell her that she's wrong?
Frankie: Bianca, I could tell her that till I was 110. Face it, okay? Your mother is never going to like me. She thinks I'm trouble -- trouble for her, trouble for you. You know what? She's right.
Bianca: Frankie. Frankie, wait!
Jake: Hey. Sorry it took me so long to answer your page. I had a patient.
Greenlee: I didn't mean to call you away from your work, Jake.
Jake: No, no, no, you didn't. I was done. Have a seat. What's wrong?
Greenlee: I got into it with Leo and Laura again.
Jake: Oh. Well, recognizing your problem is the first step. Sorry. Go on.
Greenlee: There was a letter, Jake, from Leo to Laura. He was going to leave her. In fact, he did leave her for the night, but he came back. And she never saw the letter because she was in the hospital again.
Jake: And why do you know this?
Greenlee: I try to get through to him about her, but he won't hear me, not about her.
Jake: Well, then Leo is staying with Laura.
Greenlee: Oh, it's worse. They're going to re-create the royal wedding and start over in front of an audience of 500 of their closest friends. You want to know why?
Greenlee: And, I quote Leo Du Pres -- "So we can all move on, Greenlee."
Jake: Do you want to move on?
Greenlee: No. I want to schedule shock treatment.
Anna: Wait, wait. Tell me you've got protection. Do you have --
David: Wait right here.
Anna: Why not? Hello? Yeah.
David: I'll call you right back. Don't you ever do that again.
Mateo: All right, so Chris Stamp --
Mateo: He's -- he approached me about tending bar at SOS. He wanted to use it as a cover for his supposed FBI drug work.
Simone: What, you don't think it's real?
Mateo: How can it be real? I mean, come on. Look at the mess I'm in. You know? I mean, I'm getting hit over the head with -- every time I tell him to look into something, he won't look into it. I mean, he's so laid back. And he disappears all the time.
Simone: I mean, do you think he's the one that clubbed you over the head?
Mateo: I don't know, I don't know. I have no idea.
Simone: All right, all right, let's -- let's go through this all over again. All right, you were instructed to make a drop, you made it, and then you took off.
Mateo: No. I made it and then I hid.
Mateo: I hid. I was going to -- I was waiting for the guy to make the pickup.
Simone: Well, genius, that's why their backup clocked you one.
Mateo: No, I was going to jump the guy and then maybe I could make him, you know, take me to his source, right?
Simone: Hello! You think that some runner is going to lead you to a private audience with Proteus? And then what? Mateo, this is not a movie.
Mateo: Okay. What was I supposed to do?
Simone: I don't know. You're stuck. I probably would have done the same thing. But even if you would have got your hands on this guy, all right, he couldn't help you. Proteus keeps his dealers and his runners and his suppliers isolated, at double-arms' length. That's how he keeps in control.
Anna: I picked up your phone because you were in the bathroom, and you're a doctor. And I thought that maybe --
David: That phone is a confidential lifeline between me and my patients. When they call here, they don't expect you or anybody else to be answering!
Anna: I don't need a lecture from you, especially not from you!
David: And what is that supposed to mean?
Anna: Well, who could fight with a Greek God? Bad mistake. I am, as you Americans say, out of here.
[Knock on door]
Roger: Why did you hang up on me?
David: Because I wasn't alone. What happened?
Roger: Let me in, I'll be glad to tell you.
David: Come on.
Jake: I see. Now you want to prescribe a radical procedure like shock treatment for Laura. How nice.
Greenlee: Jake, she is certifiable. And unless someone shows Leo the truth, he'll stay with her till the bitter end.
Leo: Well, I'm going to go take a shower.
Laura: Oh, don't go.
Leo: No, I'll be right back. All right?
Leo: Hold that thought.
Laura: I'll keep planning our wedding.
Leo: You didn't pull that out of the trash, did you?
Laura: Oh, so I'm never going to live this down.
Leo: Probably not.
Laura: I'm getting some great ideas, mostly for my dress.
Leo: All right. Well, show me when I get back.
Leo: All right.
Greenlee: I'll take the shock treatment. Maybe if they jolt my brain waves, I'll forget about Leo for good. I can't stand seeing those two slobber all over each other.
Greenlee: I mean it, Jake. I'm wasting my life on Leo and my energy on Laura. Stick a fork in me. I'm done.
Jake: You care too much.
Greenlee: Make it stop. Please.
Laura: "I'm leaving you."
Jake: If you let me, I would.
Greenlee: I'm sorry, Jake.
Jake: Forget it. You know, maybe that shock treatment's not a bad idea. Hey.
Laura: "I'm leaving you for Greenlee."
Greenlee: You said it takes time to get over someone. How much time?
Jake: I'm the wrong guy to ask about that one.
Greenlee: How can I kill this, Jake? What do I need to kill this feeling I still have for Leo?
Laura: You're not leaving me for Greenlee, Leo. You won't want to once I'm finished with her.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Liza: Ryan? It's me, Liza. Are you up?
David: We started something last night.
Anna: Did we?
David: And I think we should finish it.
Dixie: Ah! What? What? What?