>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Vanessa: They dropped the charges. I'm free as a bird.
Jake: Let's just see what you've been up to here, Dr. David.
Edmund: Phoebe? I need your help -- for Valentine’s Day.
Hayley: Valentine's Day?
Mateo: I promise by then -- or before then -- you, me, and Lorenzo can go back to the life we had.
Brooke: All right, so we're extending the deadline on this piece on women doctors, right? Amy, have all the morning deliveries come in?
Amy: Yeah, I think so. You want me to check?
Brooke: Oh, no, that's okay. Where was I?
Brooke: Oh, oh, right, right. Okay, so -- well, you know, it's Valentine’s Day, so probably some deliveries are a little bit backed up.
Amy: Ms. English, I don't know if -- well, the thing is, Mr. Grey called in and said he had to take the day off.
Brooke: Oh, really? Oh, well -- oh, you know what? Probably that story he was working on broke, and we both know that nothing is more important to Mr. Grey than his work.
Woman: I'm Doris Nagel, Mrs. Wallingford's personal jeweler.
Edmund: I've been expecting you. Please come in. I'll be right with you, okay? Hey. She sells presents, the kind that grown-up ladies like, okay? Now, you promised to help me make this the best Valentine’s Day for Brooke, right? Right?
Sammy and Maddie: Yeah!
Edmund: Yes, now, I'm going to need some serious feedback. I'm going to need you to help me pick out the best present ever, okay? Ms. Nagel?
Edmund: Show us what you got.
Jamie: Diamonds, huh? Not too shabby.
Doris: These are all perfect stones, no flaws.
Maddie: Pretty. Very pretty.
Edmund: Yeah. I think so, too.
David: What the hell is going on here? Why is he here?
Anna: Why do you think? He found the Chen Jade research file, and now he's trying to get everything he can on you to destroy you.
David: And you let him?
Anna: I what? What am I supposed to do, apply the Vulcan death grip? He hasn't left.
Jake: Not yet.
David: You're not going anywhere.
Leo: You're free?
Vanessa: Yes, darling. All charges against me were dropped. Oh, Larry’s autopsy showed that he died of a heart attack -- natural causes, no foul play. Hmm. Isn't it wonderful?
Leo: Yeah, yeah.
Greenlee: I'm happy for you, Vanessa.
Vanessa: Of course you are, dear. Well, I raced over here first
Greenlee: Gee thanks.
Vanessa: I knew my darling boy would be in such agony, and I wanted to see your face when I told you that everything's going to be all right for us again.
Guard: Get going. The clock's running.
Mateo: Hey. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Hayley: Hi. Hi. How are they treating you here? Are you okay?
Mateo: Yeah, I'm okay. What are you doing here? I told you to get out of town.
Hayley: I know, but you know how I am. You know, if I'm away from you too long, I just --
Mateo: You promised.
Hayley: I have something for you.
Mateo: Hayley, it's not safe for you here. Do you understand me? You can't be here.
Hayley: It's your Valentine’s Day present.
Hayley: Your son wanted to see you.
Mateo: What the hell's he doing with my son?
Hayley: Mateo, Ryan is here because you asked him to take care of me, remember? And that's what he's doing.
Ryan: Hey, it's all right.
Hayley: Look, I did what you asked -- I got the computer.
Mateo: No, hey, hey, hey.
Ryan: Shh, shh. There you go. There you go.
Hayley: I just -- I -- I just want you to know that everything has been taken care of, okay? Ryan has been taking care of us, and everything is under control. And -- I got a little guy here who has traveled a really long way because he misses his daddy.
Mateo: Hey, bud. Put the phone to him, to his ears so he can hear me.
Hayley: Hey, it's Daddy.
Mateo: Hey, buddy. How you doing, huh? It's your daddy. I miss you, all right? You take care of your mom. Okay?
Hayley: Ryan? Will you please --
Ryan: Yes, yes.
Hayley: Please take Enzo outside.
Ryan: Okay, buddy, come on. Let's go outside. Sure, okay. Over here. Come on, bud. Let's go. Let's go for a little walk. All right.
Mateo: You think he's going to remember this? Huh? You think he's going to remember seeing me behind this glass, visiting his old man in prison?
Hayley: You are his father, and he loves you. That's all he knows. When he looks at you, his whole face smiles, okay? And when he is old enough to know what a hero is, you'll be his and that's all he will ever remember.
Maddie: You got the prettiest one, Daddy.
Edmund: Thank you.
Sammy: You should have gotten her something really cool, like a car.
Jamie: No, he has to buy her a ring.
Edmund: Oh. You hear that? That's Aunt Phoebe and her driver. Now, do you remember what….
Maddie: Daddy, you told me four million times!
Edmund: All right, well, I'm going to tell you four million and one. Okay, you and Aunt Phoebe, you have to keep Brooke in her office until when?
Maddie: I get the signal.
Edmund: Absolutely. You got your cell phone?
Maddie: Yep, right here.
Edmund: Okay, good. Okay, go. Oh, no, wait.
Edmund: Sammy, how are the paper hearts coming along?
Sammy: I've got lots and lots to cut.
Edmund: Well, what are you doing here? Go, go, go, go, go, go.
Jamie: So you're really going to ask Mom to marry you?
Edmund: Yeah. You okay with that?
Vanessa: Ah, yes, well, I can see that you're speechless with guilt for having wronged me, Greenlee, but never mind. I can wait for your apology.
Greenlee: I am going to apologize to you?
Vanessa: Well, if you have any class, yes, because I know my Leo would never contemplate the fact that I could commit murder if you hadn't been poisoning him.
Leo: Okay, that's enough.
Vanessa: All right, Darling. Whatever you say.
Leo: Okay, but I just have one question, and then we're going to drop this and never bring it up again.
Leo: How the hell did Larry’s body end up in the lake?
Vanessa: Well, actually, no one knows, Darling, but, you see, the official theory is that when Larry dumped the trunk in the lake -- the one he stole from me in order to get rid of the evidence -- that he just suddenly keeled over with a heart attack.
Greenlee: Just like that?
Vanessa: Isn't it amazing? I mean, here he was, a very virile, healthy man, but evidently his cardiovascular system was -- I don't know, a total disaster. And the exertion was just too much for him. But, you know, in a way, it's just as though god were finding some way to punish him.
Greenlee: Or you wore him out.
Vanessa: Ah, darling, come on. Let her make her vile, little jokes because you know something? I really don't care what anyone thinks of me -- except you, Leo. And that's the part that's been the most painful.
Leo: Mother, I didn't mean to doubt you.
Vanessa: Darling, please? Just tell me that in your heart of hearts, you never believed I could have done it.
Leo: I'm -- I'm glad you're free. I hated seeing you go to jail. I'm sorry that I was unfair.
Jake: You're going to keep me here against my will? Seriously?
David: I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with you yet, Jake.
Anna: David? David?
David: You broke into my office, right? That's the only way that you could have seen that file. And now, you're trespassing, which gives me the right to defend myself, wouldn't you say?
Jake: So what are you going to do, shoot me?
Anna: Of course not.
David: I'm not? Are you sure about that?
Jake: So what's wrong, David? Am I getting a little too close to the big secret?
David: Ah, you don't have a clue as to what you've stumbled on.
Jake: No, I know that you're developing new drugs and conducting illegal research with them and illegal studies with them and I also know that you used an unapproved drug on Dixie.
David: Well, then you also know that I saved her life. Aren't you impressed, Jake? Because I'm great at what I do.
Jake: You --
David: And if I wasn't, your sister-in-law wouldn't be here right now.
Jake: You were lucky.
David: Oh, yes, of course. That's exactly what you would need to believe -- that it's all just one big, happy accident, right?
Anna: David, stop!
David: You go ahead. You convince yourself in your life, Jake, that discovering a cure doesn't require imagination, creativity, huh? Huh? What -- no, no, or laying down your life on the line. No, it's all just luck, right, Jake? It's all just falling from heaven.
Jake: Oh, is that what you actually think?
David: That's exactly what I think and I'll tell you what else I think -- I think you're jealous.
Jake: Of you?
David: Yes. And you want to know why? Because you know deep down in your heart that you're an uninspired, unimaginative, untalented loser. And you think by bringing me down, you're going to level the playing field.
Jake: Do you actually think I want to be on your level, Hayward?
David: That's why you're breaking into my office. That's why you're constantly trying to expose me. It's about you, Jake. It's about you being mediocre. You want to bring me down because you know that I am not.
Jake: You're insane.
David: Yeah, and you want to know something else? You may manage to get me fired, but I will always be remembered as the genius that I am, and you will always be remembered as a joke.
Edmund: I kind of got the impression at the -- at the crystal ball that you were all for this.
Jamie: Yeah, I was. It's just every time people get married, it seems like it all falls apart. I mean, look at my dad and Dixie. I thought they'd, like, be together forever.
Edmund: And now they're getting divorced.
Jamie: And my mom. She's gotten hurt a lot, you know? With all that stuff from my dad, and not too long ago, Eliot.
Edmund: Must have been hard on you.
Jamie: Yeah. It's her I'm thinking about.
Edmund: Of course.
Jamie: I'm just not sure she'd want to try it again, you know?
Edmund: I understand. I , you know, you -- you -- you care about somebody. When you get married, you can get hurt. There's no guarantees. I can't promise you that everything's going to be perfect, okay? But I can tell you this -- I love your mom and I'm going to do everything to make her happy -- I promise -- and you, too.
Jamie: If you want my permission, you have it.
Edmund: Thank you.
Brooke: That's it. I'm out of here. Hunt down a certain workaholic, and if he has had the nerve to forget Valentine’s Day, I'm going to have to hurt him.
Amy: Ms. English, you have visitors.
Brooke: Oh, Amy. Oh. Could you get rid of them for me, please?
Amy: I don't know if I can. They seem pretty pushy.
Brooke: Well, just -- just tell them I'm unavailable. Maddie! Hi, there!
Brooke: What are you doing here?
Maddie: Hi. You have to stay here and show us the computer.
Brooke: "Us"? Who's us?
Amy: Ms. Wallingford is outside in the hallway.
Brooke: Oh, really? Holding court, I'm sure.
Amy: Yeah, there does seem to be a crowd around her. Would you like me to bring her in?
Brooke: Oh, would you, please? So, Maddie, you have a computer at home. Why do you want me to show you mine?
Brooke: Because -- listen, what about this -- could we do it another time because I'm -- I was just about to go home.
Maddie: No! You can't! Daddy said!
Brooke: Your daddy doesn't want me to go home? Why?
Brooke: Because why?
Maddie: For the surprise.
Brooke: Your daddy's planning a surprise for me?
Maddie: You're not supposed to know.
Brooke: Oh. It's okay, honey. Really, I'll forget all about it.
Maddie: You sure?
Brooke: I'm sure. It'll just -- it'll be a secret between the two of us, okay? Well, hello there.
Brooke: I hear you have a sudden fascination with computers. Is that right?
Phoebe: That's right. You know me, I like to keep up.
Brooke: Yes, well, why don't we get started?
Brooke: Where's that coming from? Do you want some help with that? Guess not.
Maddie: Hello? Okay.
Brooke: Change of plans?
Maddie: Nope. Let's go.
Phoebe: Brooke, I think it's time for us to go to your house.
Brooke: My house? Okay. Are you sure?
Maddie: Yep. Daddy said.
Jake: Here's what's going to happen, Hayward. I'm going to turn you in, and you're going to go down for this.
David: Oh, right.
Jake: But this isn't about me. It's about you taking hospital funds for an unauthorized treatment and conducting a human experiment with an unproven drug and that's what you're going to be remembered for.
David: No, no -- I replaced all those funds with my own money. And the experiment -- well, go ahead. You try to find anybody that I used that drug on.
Jake: Oh, Dixie’s testimony is going to do that.
David: Oh, yeah -- right! What, you think your sister-in-law is going to testify against the man who gave her back her life? Good luck!
Jake: Well, I'll find whoever it is you tried it on first.
David: Oh, really?
David: And what makes you think that I tried it on anyone, Jake?
Jake: Oh, I have no doubt about it, David, because you certainly wouldn't use a drug on her that you hadn't tested at least once.
David: You know, you're right. You're right. I tested it on myself.
Anna: He did. I was with him.
Jake: No, David. You don't have a heart condition. It'd have to be someone else, someone who -- Roger Smythe.
David: That's ridiculous. Dixie has a very rare heart condition.
Jake: Yeah, yeah. Now it's all coming together for me. Roger Smythe called Greenlee from Leo’s wedding and said that he wanted to see you and wanted to see only you. In fact, he insisted on it.
David: So what? He has a heart condition, as well. That doesn't prove anything.
Jake: You used him as a trial!
Anna: The point is he has developed a drug that can save lives. I don't understand. Surely the medical community should be happy and thank him for that.
Jake: You know what? You've been in on this all along, too, haven't you? You two are working together on this, aren't you?
Anna: David doesn't let anyone work with him.
Jake: You've probably known about this for months, and I'm going to prove it. Let me tell you something. There's only one way you're going to keep me here, Hayward -- it's calling the cops and blowing your big secret. I didn't think you would.
Jake: Come on, Greenlee. Pick up the phone.
Greenlee: We need to talk. Let the machine get this.
Greenlee's voice: I know, I'm not here -- bummer. Leave a message after the beep.
[Answering machine beeps]
Jake: Greenlee, Greenlee. Listen, it's Jake. I need to see you. I need to see you right away. I want you to meet me at the beach at 9:00. All right? It's about your father.
Greenlee: Leo, we need a few minutes.
Leo: Later. Okay?
Greenlee: No, not okay.
Vanessa: Oh, dear. Hope I'm not causing trouble in paradise.
Greenlee: Oh, yeah, I'm sure you'd hate that.
Leo: You're not causing any trouble, Mother, so --
Vanessa: Okay, good. Good, good, good. Because I just want to give you this, Darling. Here. For champagne. Come on, Darling. I wish it could be more, really, but my reduced circumstances and all, I'm afraid it's all I can afford.
Leo: I don't need your money to buy champagne --
Vanessa: Darling, please, take it. Take it. We've been through such an ordeal. You've had to actually contemplate the fact that I committed murder.
Leo: Yeah, I said I was sorry for that.
Vanessa: And, Darling, I'm not chastising you. This is just my way of saying let's put it all behind us, okay? Please, it would mean so much to me. Take it. I mean, I'm actually feeling rather lonely and rather unloved and -- it's my way of being part of your Valentine's Day. Here.
Leo: How about it, Greens? You still feel like going?
Greenlee: I guess.
Leo: All right, then. We'll take it. Thank you, Mother. Greenlee and I will have our own little private party.
Vanessa: Good, good, good. And I will get completely out of your way.
Leo: Thank you for this.
Vanessa: Oh. You're welcome, Darling, and Happy Valentine’s Day.
Greenlee: When you fall in love with a man who's one of the smartest people you've ever known, it's really hard to watch his I.Q. sink like a stone.
Leo: Greenlee, you -- you don't understand what it's like for --
Greenlee: You just swallowed everything she told you.
Leo: She's innocent!
Greenlee: Yeah, for now. But what about the rest of it? What about not letting her back in your life?
Leo: Look, could we please just not talk about my mother?
Greenlee: No, no, no. She wanted back in and she got what she wanted.
Leo: Could we please just not talk about my mother? It's Valentine’s Day. That's the last thing that I want to talk about.
Greenlee: Well, I do because as long as that mother from hell is in our lives, we don't have a chance.
Mateo: Listen --
Hayley: You promised me this would be over by Valentine’s Day.
Mateo: It's just going to be a little while longer.
Hayley: Stop making me promises that you can't deliver on.
Mateo: All right. Listen, I said I was going to be with you on Valentine’s Day. I'm going to be with you on Valentine’s Day. All right?
Hayley: You don't have to say that.
Mateo: Hey --
Hayley: I'm sorry. I -- I shouldn't say things like that to you.
Mateo: I love you. And I'm going to be with you, okay?
Mateo: You trust me?
Hayley: Yeah, I trust you, yeah.
Mateo: Will you do what I say?
Hayley: I always do what you say.
Mateo: Don't look so scared. I'm not going to try to bust out of here.
Hayley: I know. Sort of.
Mateo: I don't need to do that. Because what I've got, it gets me past all this. It's what I know about us. You know? People are born for a reason. I figured that out the night I met you on that beach. I'm meant to be with you.
Hayley: Me, too.
Mateo: All right. So, you get up and you leave, okay? And you go back you know, wherever you're staying, and you lie down and close your eyes. And I'll meet you.
Hayley: At the beach?
Mateo: Yeah. They'll be a full moon.
Hayley: I hope so. And the stars.
Mateo: Mm-hmm. And -- we'll hear the ocean.
Hayley: Coming up against the shore?
Mateo: You're the other half of me.
Hayley: And you're mine.
Guard: Time's up, Santos.
Mateo: I'll see you later?
Hayley: Yeah, I'll see you later.
Leo: Greenlee, hey. I -- can we -- I really don't want to get into this right now.
Greenlee: Are you the same man that told me he wished he'd had a different childhood? Remember basketball hoops? Normal life?
Leo: Well, if Vanessa hadn't raised me the way she did, I wouldn't be the person I am. Isn't that what you told me?
Greenlee: Oh, and that gives her a free pass to screw with your head? Because she's still doing it, Leo.
Leo: She's my mother, Greenlee. The only one that I've got.
Greenlee: Well, she's not mine.
Leo: So what -- what is that supposed to mean?
Greenlee: I want to be with you, only you, and I didn't sign on for your mother. And I'm trying to tell you as clearly as I know how that I'm not going to put up with your mother. And not because we hate each other because I hate what she does to you. And if you can't see that and do something about it --
Leo: Then what?
Greenlee: I don't know.
Leo: Greenlee, I'm trying to cut her loose. We just accused her of murder, for crying out loud.
Greenlee: Yeah, and for good reason. And you don't owe her because of it.
Leo: You know what? You're never going to understand.
Greenlee: Okay, you know what? That's exactly what she said to me -- I'll never understand the special relationship between the two of you. I'm not sure I want to, Leo.
Leo: It's Valentine’s Day. And I love you. And I'm going to go buy us some champagne.
Greenlee: With your mother's money?
Leo: Can we just drop all this heavy stuff, Greenlee? This is no big deal. We can get back to being just us. All we need is each other.
Greenlee: I don't know if it'll ever be just us. Your mother will always have some special crisis going on.
Leo: I can handle it. Come on, give me some credit. Are you going to wait for me until I get back?
Greenlee: It's my loft. Where would I go?
Leo: I'll take that as a yes.
Leo: Thank you.
Greenlee: David, it's Greenlee. I -- I just thought you should know that Vanessa’s been released.
Greenlee: Yeah, it seems her studly chauffeur died of natural causes, so the police have cleared Vanessa of all charges.
David: Oh. Thanks for the update. Does Leo know?
Greenlee: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. She came right over here to tell her darling boy. He's out buying champagne.
David: Leo loves you, Greenlee. You do know that, don't you?
Greenlee: As much as he loves his mother?
David: Just hang in there with him, okay? Please. Leo needs you now more than he even knows.
Vanessa's voice: How? How, David, are you going to keep yourself from being transferred to state hospital? You need an attorney!
David: What I need is for you to calm down, listen to me, and do as I say, okay?
Vanessa: But what can I possibly do?
David: Mother, right outside this cubicle, there is a locked medicine cabinet, okay? It's behind the nurses' station. I need you to get me some potassium and a clean syringe.
Vanessa: Are you sure?
David: Just do it, okay?
Vanessa: Oh, I tell you, then Mavis was going on and on and on about you. The Fourth of July cotillion, and all the flower arrangements and all the plants, and I really thought, Darling, I was going to absolutely faint because some of her ideas are so atrocious.
David: Oh, my God.
Anna: David? What's the matter? Who was that on the phone?
David: It was Greenlee. Vanessa's been released. She's been cleared of all charges.
David: I need you to do something for me without asking any questions.
Anna: Whatever you want.
[Knock on door]
Greenlee: "Just have a few more errands to run. Valentine's day surprise. Have a glass of champagne to pass the time while you wait for me. Be back soon. Love, Leo." Oh. Leo. It's so you. And it's so me.
Mateo's voice: I want you to leave here, go back to where you're staying, lie in bed, and close your eyes, and I'll meet you.
Hayley: At the beach?
Mateo's voice: The moon will be full.
Hayley's voice: I hope so. And the stars?
Mateo's voice: Yeah, them, too. And we'll hear the ocean.
Hayley's voice: Coming up against the shore.
Mateo's voice: You're my other half, Hayley.
Hayley's voice: And you're mine.
Mateo: Happy Valentine’s Day. I got you something.
Hayley: I didn't get you anything. That's not fair.
Mateo: Are you kidding me? You already got me the best gift in the whole world -- Enzo. That's why I got you this.
Hayley: It's so beautiful.
Mateo: It's Enzo's birthstone.
Hayley: Oh, Mateo.
Mateo: Like it?
Hayley: I love it.
Mateo: I love you.
Hayley: I love you, too.
Mateo: I love you, Hayley.
Hayley: I love you, too.
Brooke: Edmund. Why, what are you -- oh, my. You really did remember.
Edmund: Of course. Surprised?
Brooke: Totally. I expected nothing like this. Actually, I had a small warning, so I did know what to expect.
Edmund: No, you didn't.
Brooke: Door? Oh, door.
Leo: David, what the hell's going on?
David: This is my cabin, Leo. Thanks for coming.
Leo: Well, I didn't exactly have a choice. You said it was life or death.
David: Anna was right. I understand Vanessa’s been released.
Leo: Yeah. Larry died of a heart attack. The autopsy said it was natural causes, so --
David: Yeah, I heard.
Leo: What? You don't believe it, David? You think she's, what, some kind of a --
David: Monster? Yeah, that's exactly what I believe, Leo. And I also believe that she's more dangerous now than ever.
Greenlee: What's -- wrong? Everything's spinning. Leo, thank God, it's you. What -- are you --
Vanessa: Oh, dear, Greenlee, you don't look so well at all. Could have been something you ate or drank.
Greenlee: Champagne. You -- I got to call 911. Oh. Oh.
[Answering machine beeps]
Jake's voice: Greenlee, this is Jake. Listen, I need you. I need to see you right away. Meet me at the beach at 9:00. It's about your father.
Vanessa: Jake. Well, how perfect. I couldn't have planned it better myself.
Greenlee: Well, what are you --
Vanessa: What am I going to do with you, dear? Well, now, if I told you, that would spoil everything, wouldn't it?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Edmund: I love you, Brooke. Will you marry me?
Anna: You could end up in jail. You do know that.
Leo: She left me for Jake.