All My Children Transcript Monday 4/1/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Trey: Vanessa Cortlandt is my client.
Leo: I sort of broke into the DA's office and stole your deposition.
Maggie: Are you trying to help your mother?
Leo: No, my brother.
Adam: You knew Liza was sick, and you used her to put money --
Marian: She insisted on sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed tonight.
Adam: She misses Liza.
Marian: Oh, yes, terribly. What happened, Adam? Why was she admitted?
Adam: She collapsed, and it was all my fault.
Mia: You know, Liza, I haven't known you that long, but I know you well enough to know that you don't make big mistakes.
Liza: It wasn't a mistake. I knew what I was doing.
Mia: Adam understands what's going on now, you know. I mean, you've been disoriented. You've been under a lot of stress.
Liza: I fired the CFO of the company, and he was doing a really good job.
Mia: Well, like I said, you know, you --
Liza: I fired him because he was on to me.
Mia: On to you? How?
Liza: I lied.
Mia: About what?
Liza: Money. I stole millions from Chandler Enterprises.
Mia: Wait a minute. What are you --
Liza: I did it willingly and with a clear conscience, Mia.
Mia: But why?
Liza: I did it for Colby and for me. But now that I'm staring into the face of whatever this is, it's for Colby. And I need your help.
Leo: Let go of me! So you're arresting me?
Anna: I just told you the charges, Leo. You left me no option. You know that.
Maggie: David, isn't she your girlfriend?
David: Why are you doing this? Come after me, Anna, not Leo.
Anna: This is separate from you, David.
David: How the hell is this separate? You're arresting my brother.
Anna: He tampered with physical evidence.
David: What -- what evidence?
Anna: In the case against your mother.
Greenlee: Leo, what the hell is wrong with you?
Marian: What do you mean, it was your fault?
Adam: She had another one of those blinding headaches. They are terrifying, Marian. The pain must be excruciating.
Marian: Well, is she all right now?
Adam: It passed, but the doctors insisted she spend the night there.
Marian: Oh, my God. Adam, what is causing this?
Adam: I don't know. They don't know. They keep taking tests -- "standard op," they called it. Anyway, in the meantime, Liza is terrified and she's in pain and I can't help her.
Marian: Well, you're there for her, Adam, and that's all you can do right now, okay? Why did you say that it's your fault that she's still in the hospital?
Adam: I don't even know how to tell you this.
Adam: I found out something.
Marian: About Liza?
Adam: Yes, something Liza did while she was still sick, when she was having memory lapses.
Marian: Oh, Adam, you can't blame Liza for that.
Adam: No, I don't blame Liza. I blame David Hayward.
Adam: Yeah. He got her to sign off on a business transaction.
Marian: When she was sick?
Adam: Yes, when she was sick.
Marian: Oh, my God.
Adam: So I found him. Liza was there, too, but I didn't see her, so I went after him.
Marian: What, you mean physically?
Adam: Physically, verbally. Liza was there. She saw the whole thing. And it upset her so much, she had another attack, and I consider myself totally responsible.
Marian: Adam, you can't blame yourself for the physical problems that Liza is having, okay? And as for David Hayward, you did the right thing. Do you think if I go back to the hospital they'll let me see Liza now?
Adam: Yes, I think they would.
Marian: Good. I just want to see my baby one more time before I go to sleep tonight.
Adam: Yeah, I know what you mean.
Marian: But, Adam, as far as David Hayward is concerned, you let him off easy.
Mia: So you want me to help you with this money that you stole from Chandler Enterprises?
Liza: Well, I have to handle this and I have to tell someone about it. I don't want to die with this on my conscience.
Mia: Oh, wait a minute. Nobody said anything about anybody dying here.
Liza: Nobody said anything about anybody living, either. I have to be prepared for myself, for my daughter, for my mother, too.
Mia: All right, okay. Ooh, all right. Just give me the shorthand version of this money thing.
Liza: Adam and I have been working on our marriage for a while. There's some bad blood and history that's a little hard to ignore. But it wasn't working, really, and I knew that I had to do something to -- I don't know -- to prepare myself to take care of Colby the way that I wanted to. I mean, if we divorced, Adam would've spent the rest of my life trying to get custody of Colby and trying to bankrupt me.
Mia: But how do you know that?
Liza: I just do. So I siphoned off money from Chandler.
Mia: I can't believe this. I really --
Liza: No, well, neither can I. But I wanted to -- I wanted to take care of my daughter. I didn't want to risk the fact that Adam would have the means to come and track me down if I ran away with Colby.
Mia: Why would you stay married to Adam if you didn't want him to take care of your daughter if you were gone?
Liza: Have you ever been in love? Well, I mean, as much as I don't have faith in my husband and don't trust him as the father of my child, I loved him. I still do, I suppose.
Mia: So you stockpiled this money, and --
Liza: Right. Well, in case anything came to a head and Colby and I had to leave the country traceless in an hour.
Mia: This doesn't have anything to do with this contract that you signed with David, does it?
Liza: No. No, honestly, I don't even remember doing it. If he did take advantage of me and he knew that there was something wrong with me, I can't hate him for it. Not with what I was doing. I don't know. Am I really a better parent? Am I any better than Adam?
Mia: Yeah. You know what? You are. You just tell me what you need me to do to help you pull this off.
Greenlee: You're still defending that lunatic? After everything your mother did, you went after the evidence they have on her? For what?
David: Leo, is this true?
Greenlee: And then you get me to get this cop off of you?
Officer: She offered me a gift bag from Enchantment for my wife. She was covering for him.
Greenlee: Shut up.
Anna: Maybe you should back off, please --
Greenlee: Well, maybe you should mind your own business.
Anna: Watch your mouth.
Greenlee: How could you do that to me? Use me that way after everything we've been through?
David: What's going on, Leo? What evidence did you tamper with and why?
Leo: Look, this is just a big, fat misunderstanding. I'm not helping Vanessa. I'm not trying to get her out of trouble. I'm not trying to make trouble. If you could just give me a minute to --
Greenlee: You could make up a better story?
Leo: Can I talk to you in private, please, Anna?
Maggie: Hey, I'm just wondering if anyone in this family isn't staring down 10 to 20.
Trey: Actually, the maximum penalty for evidence tampering is one to two years. Unless they tack on a burglary charge.
Leo: You know, I've been dying to ask you who the hell you are and why you're listening in on this conversation. Do you think you might want to tell me?
Greenlee: He's with me.
Leo: What do you mean, he's with you?
Greenlee: He's the one I came here with before.
Leo: So this is your date?
Greenlee: Yeah, you got a problem with that?
Leo: Where did you come from?
Trey: Originally or tonight?
Leo: What, are you some kind of a comedian?
Trey: No, I'm a lawyer. Your mother's lawyer, actually.
Vanessa: Help, please! Somebody! There's a rattlesnake in my bed! Please help!
Guard: Mrs. Cortlandt? Mrs. Cortlandt? Where are you? Come on, what's wrong?
Vanessa: There's a snake in my bed! A rattlesnake! Look, look, look.
Guard: Ma'am, there's the bed. Now what do you want me to do?
Vanessa: There's a snake in here!
Guard: A what? There is no snake in that bed, ma'am.
Vanessa: You find it. There's a rattlesnake. It's on the floor somewhere! You find it. You can handle it --
Guard: There were phones ringing when there was no phone and people talking to you when no one was here. Maybe the snake's a friend of theirs.
Vanessa: Oh! You listen to me, you insignificant little floor monitor! There's a snake in that bed, and you get rid of it.
Opal: You bet you there's a snake in here. I'm looking right at her.
Liza: I don't want you to get involved if you're doing it out of some sort of pity.
Mia: Pity? What are you talking about?
Liza: Because I might be dying.
Mia: No, Liza.
Liza: I've been lousy to you, Mia.
Mia: Yeah, well --
Liza: Why would you want to put yourself on the line for me?
Mia: Because of Colby and because I believe you when you tell me you know what's best for her. I mean, because you're my sister, even though you don't really believe it.
Liza: Well, I fought it. But you have been amazing. I mean, like a sister's really supposed to be. I mean, never having one -- this is all sort of new to me.
Mia: Yeah. It's new to me, too.
Liza: I know, though, that you really do love Colby.
Mia: She's a beautiful girl.
Liza: Does being with her make it hurt less for you? About giving your son up for adoption?
Mia: Yeah, a little. But I -- you know, I did the right thing. It was the only thing. He's better off.
Liza: Do you ever wonder if you are?
Mia: Oh, yeah. Like nine or 10 times a day. But it's not about me. It never is when you're a mother, right?
Liza: You're right. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that it took this -- me getting sick and not knowing whether I'm going to live -- for the two of us to be close.
Marian: Liza, don't you ever say that again. Do you hear me?
Marian: Baby, I mean it. You're my baby, and I love you, and I will not let you die, okay? Is that understood?
Vanessa: Is it there?
Guard: There's nothing, ma'am.
Opal: Are you sure she didn't shed her skin before she started crying wolf?
Vanessa: Opal, why don't you just go out on the same jackass you rode in on. I want you to check that night stand, every drawer!
Guard: Ooh, now the snake can open drawers, huh?
Vanessa: Where are you going?
Guard: Back to my post. Got to make sure that snake doesn't try and open the door again.
Vanessa: Just go!
Opal: Oh, now, don't be too hasty. You know, I grew up in a place where snakes are as common as squirrels. I mean, you might want to keep me around to tame the thing when he comes back.
Vanessa: You believe me?
Opal: Oh, of course I believe you. And I'm Dolly Parton.
Vanessa: What do you want from me, anyway, Opal?
Palmer: Oh, wonderful.
Vanessa: Oh, dear God. Oh. And who are you?
Palmer: At it again, aren't you, Vanessa?
Opal: She's at it again, all right. Looky here. She's morphing before our very eyes.
Palmer: Well, you're not getting away with it this time. Is that clear?
David: So you're the one who got Vanessa declared unfit to stand trial?
Leo: Wait a minute, David. You're popping off to me about what I did, but you're on a date with the guy who's actually defending my mother? Are you kidding me?
Greenlee: Hey, Trey didn't choose this case -- not that it's any of your business. He's just doing his job. What's your excuse? Can't let go of Mommy the drug lord, huh?
David: Leo, please tell me that this isn't true. How could you do this after everything she did to us? To Frankie? To Maggie?
Maggie: Leo, come on. Is there something you're not saying?
Anna: All right, Ofc. Perry, I'll handle this arrest.
Ofc. Perry: But, chief --
Anna: No, it's all right. I've got it covered. Thank you. You need to tell David the truth.
Greenlee: What truth?
Anna: You have to do this. He needs to know why this happened.
David: I need to know what?
Leo: Can I have five minutes with him?
David: Somebody please tell me what the hell is going on here.
Leo: Just come with me. I'll tell you.
Greenlee: What the hell is going on, Anna?
Anna: Don't you have a date?
David: So we're in a chapel. Is that because you need to confess?
Leo: I'm not confessing anything.
David: What the hell was going on back there with Anna? And please tell me that you have a damn good reason for messing with the evidence in Vanessa’s case.
Leo: Believe me, I want Vanessa gone just as much as you do, okay?
David: Then what the hell is this all about?
Leo: Despite the fact that Anna is arresting me, she was actually trying to help us back there.
Leo: Look, I made it hard for her. I asked her to help you.
David: To help me?
Leo: I -- I didn't want you to hear what I feel like I have to tell you now, and neither did she. But we realize we really didn't have any choice at this point.
David: All right, Leo, just -- just tell me what this is about, okay? What is it?
Leo: It's about your father.
David: My father?
Leo: David, your father wasn't the innocent victim in all this.
David: Excuse me?
Leo: Your father got our mother into the drug ring all those years ago. Vanessa is Proteus because of your father.
Vanessa: I need rest. People don't let me --
Opal: Now, Palmer, before you start ripping into her, you might want to wait for Sybil here to switch back into her Vanessa persona. Apparently she's in one of her other personalities right now, one that sees snakes in her bed.
Palmer: I don't know what you're doing here, Opal, but I'm here to see my wife and speak to her privately.
Opal: Well, fine. Fine.
Vanessa: Look, Sir, I'm very sorry, but your wife isn't here and I have no idea where she might be.
Palmer: Oh, no?
Vanessa: Ooh, fan mail?
Palmer: No. No, no, no, no. Those are bills, bills that you've run up on me, and I'm going to -- I'm not going to pay them.
Vanessa: But --
Palmer: Not again. No, no, not one red cent. You know, I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but you are among the biggest.
Vanessa: Oh, I --
Palmer: Oh, by the way, your performance -- over the top. But, then, it always was.
Opal: I thought you said I was the biggest mistake you ever made.
Palmer: You were right about her. Are you satisfied? From day one, you were right. I was wrong. All right? Go away.
David: All right, I know where this is going.
Leo: David, I would never say any of this if I didn't know that it was true. You know that.
David: Okay, Leo. So my father was the drug dealer, is that it? Vanessa -- she picked up where he left off after he committed suicide and she kept this from us our whole lives, is that it? Oh, thank you for the heads up.
Leo: David, it's the truth.
David: The truth?
David: Leo, what are you doing? What, are you trying to ruin me so that you feel less wrecked, is that it?
Leo: You know me better than that, David. Come on.
David: Where did you come up with this? Tell me.
Leo: I didn't come up with this.
David: Oh. Oh, it was Vanessa, right? And you bought this? Was it Rosie Wells? Or maybe it was Rosie Grier? How about even Rosie O’Donnell? I mean, come on, Leo. The woman is deranged, and you're buying this line? And about this?
Leo: I got this from Maggie.
David: From Maggie?
Leo: Yeah. Maggie gave the police a deposition. She told the cops everything that Vanessa told her while Vanessa was holding her hostage, and one of the things was your father got himself involved in the drug ring.
David: Leo, stop this.
Leo: And that he bailed on it when there were threats made against you and Vanessa.
David: Wait a minute. Just wait a minute.
Leo: No -- okay, and -- and our mother realized that she was about to lose her cushy life of leisure. And the fact that you were being threatened and the fact that he was proving himself to be weak forced her into joining the organization. This left your father feeling cut out, like he failed at everything.
David: Oh -- no, this is -- this is wrong. It has to be wrong.
Leo: It's the truth. It's the truth. I read the whole deposition, and then I trashed it. My plan was for you to never even hear about any of this, but I guess I -- I guess I obviously failed.
David: No, you didn't -- you didn't know him, Leo. You didn't know my father.
Leo: I know her. I know Vanessa, and so do you. Vanessa told Maggie that your father hated himself because he ever let himself get involved in the drug ring, David.
David: Please stop it. Stop it, stop it --
Leo: Just listen to me. Just listen to me. He hated himself. He couldn't even look you in the eye because of what he did. And Vanessa jumped on that. She -- she fed his shame to the point where he killed himself. Look, I'm sorry. I never wanted to tell you -- I never wanted to tell you any of this because I knew what it would do to you.
David: So my father, the man I looked up to my whole life --
Leo: I know, I know.
David: He was a fraud, too?
Leo: David, I am -- I'm so sorry about all this.
David: So nothing I believed in is real. Not a thing.
Greenlee: You know what's going on?
Anna: I know why this happened, yes.
Trey: Maybe we should go.
Anna: No. I wish you'd stay until Leo gets back.
Greenlee: What? Why?
Anna: Because you have the wrong impression of why he did what he did, and I'm hoping that maybe he'll tell you what he's telling his brother.
Greenlee: You're hoping that? What's in it for you?
Anna: Nothing. This family is in a great deal of trouble right now, and I think we owe them a little compassion.
Greenlee: What the hell are you talking about?
Trey: Look, Greenlee, she is the chief of police.
Greenlee: That doesn't give her the right to play mind games.
Anna: Don't be rude.
Greenlee: Oh, don't be so elusive.
Trey: Maybe we should --
Anna: This isn't about Leo breaking the law, okay? What I'm trying to tell you is that there is more to this story. Forget what he did and that I have to arrest him. Forget that. Could you -- no, and just listen to your heart, would you?
Greenlee: What is up with you?
Anna: I am so sick of watching everyone I know tiptoeing around things that really matter. Leo did something incredible for his brother today. And if you would shut up long enough to find out what really happened, you would see what kind of a man he is.
Greenlee: What kind of a man is that in your opinion?
Anna: Someone that you wouldn't want to walk out on.
Marian: I will not hear any more doom and gloom stories out of you, okay? The doctors are just being doctors, darling. They run thousands of tests because that's what doctors do to keep themselves busy.
Liza: Did you get a chance to talk to Adam when he was here?
Marian: He came back to the house to check on Colby. Oh, and he told me that you've been lying here feeling sorry for yourself. I'll have none of that, Liza.
Liza: That's not what he said, right?
Marian: No. And I told him he's going to have to be strong for you as well. Right, Mia?
Mia: Right. But you know, Marian, Liza knows a little bit more about what the doctors think they're looking for now.
Liza: There's a possibility that this is a brain tumor, even a malignancy.
Marian: But -- they didn't say that. They didn't actually say that, did they?
Liza: No, they didn't actually say that, so we're going to be positive. We're not going to jump to conclusions. I'm not, anyway. Neither are you, right? Okay?
Mia: So maybe we should go and let Liza get some rest now.
Liza: Yeah, I'm tired.
Marian: Okay. I'll let you get some rest. Of course they're probably going to come in and take your temperature a hundred times before dawn and run hundreds of other tests as well. I love you, baby. You're going to be just fine, okay?
Liza: I know.
Marian: And don't you worry about Colby. You know, between Mia and me and Adam and Stuart, she'll be fine.
Liza: Did she ask for me tonight?
Marian: Oh, yes. About a hundred times. And she knows that you're going to be just fine, just like -- like we all do. So I'm going to tell the nurse to call me if you need anything at all. Anything, okay?
Liza: Mama, I love you.
Marian: I love you, too, baby. Come on, Mia. I think we better let her get some rest, okay?
Mia: All right. Good night, Liza. I'll see you in the morning.
Liza: I'll be here.
Mia: Marian, are you okay?
Marian: Oh, my God, Mia. My baby.
Mia: I know. I know, I know.
Marian: What am I going to do if anything happens to her? Oh, God, what am I going to do?
Adam: No. No, Sweetie, it's me. It's Daddy. How are you? How are you, pumpkin?
Colby: Is Mommy home?
Adam: No, no, not yet. Did you have a dream?
Colby: I miss Mommy.
Adam: Yeah, I do, too. She told me that I should come here and give you a big good night kiss.
Colby: Is Mommy having a sleepover?
Adam: Yes. Yes, she is. You know she'd rather be here with us. But she said you might wake up and want me to read the story about the moon.
Colby: I like that story.
Adam: Yeah. I do, too. It's a great story.
Colby: Mommy promised to read me that.
Adam: Oh, well, she will, too.
Colby: Mommy never breaks promises.
Adam: No, no, she doesn’t. No. But maybe you ought to close your eyes and try to get back to sleep. It's late. It's getting late. You want me to read you the story first, the moon story?
Colby: No, I'll wait until Mommy gets here.
Adam: That's a deal. Now you close your eyes. Get you warm and cozy and toasty. And you try to go to sleep. Angels, watch over my little girl.
Greenlee: Give me five minutes.
Trey: Are you sure?
Greenlee: Yeah. You sure you still want to go out with me?
Trey: No. But I am sure that I still want to go out with that dress, so I'll wait a little longer.
Greenlee: Of course you will.
Trey: So, tell me about your family.
Maggie: You're joking, right?
Anna: And I walked in on Leo right there in Jackson’s office, putting the file back.
Greenlee: Vanessa's file?
Anna: Yeah. So I let him off the hook because, you know -- but that was before I realized that he had actually taken some of the evidence and destroyed it.
Greenlee: Why would he destroy evidence against Vanessa if she did all these things?
Anna: He did it for David.
Greenlee: For David? What, was he in on something with Vanessa?
Anna: No. His father was. Leo didn't want David to ever find out about it.
Maggie: Do you mind?
Trey: You know, if your Aunt Vanessa’s case actually does go to trial, you're going to be subpoenaed to testify.
Maggie: Well, I'll be long gone by then.
Trey: Really? Where?
Maggie: Anywhere but here. I mean, your client and her kids are just a little too much for me. I mean, don't get me wrong -- I like David and Leo and they helped me out a lot, but I don't think they really know what they're doing.
Trey: So you're serious about leaving town?
Maggie: Yeah, as soon as they let me out of here. I mean, David wants me to stay, but I can't see that happening.
Trey: Well, I'll get right to work on your court order, then.
Maggie: My what?
Trey: You're my star witness, Maggie. I'm not letting you go anywhere.
Maggie: Oh, is that right?
Trey: It is.
Maggie: Well, dream on, lawyer-boy. And why don't you get out of here before I sit on that little button that makes the nurses come running, and I'll tell them that you're harassing me, okay?
Greenlee: I know Leo must be so upset about having to tell David the truth about his father.
Anna: Of course, yeah. Well, that's it. You know, I was going to let Leo tell you himself, but I didn't think you were willing to listen.
Trey: So, you ready yet?
Greenlee: Actually, no. Hold that thought, Trey. Where did they go?
Anna: The chapel, I think.
Greenlee: Let's go.
Leo: David, I know this is sick. I do. But I didn't think that I could keep it from you. I mean, Anna arresting me and then you seeing it -- I -- I just felt like I had to tell you the truth.
David: This is what she was taunting me with, Leo.
Leo: What, Vanessa?
David: Yeah. When I last saw her. She was holding it over my head that she had another trump card, implying that she had some more dark secrets to tell me about my past.
Leo: Then it's better that you heard it from me, right?
David: She was waiting for the perfect opportunity to humiliate me in public about this news of my father.
Leo: I wouldn't put anything past her.
David: You really -- you really put yourself on the line for me, Leo.
Leo: I didn't -- I didn't care.
David: Well, I do, because people don't do these kind of things for me.
Leo: I'm not looking for any merit badges or anything, David. And if I had it my way, she would be locked up forever and you never would have found out about all this crud about your father.
David: I really am grateful. I am. So Anna knows all about this?
Leo: Oh, yeah. I mean, I sort of had to tell her when she caught me with the -- you know, I think she might not have said anything if I hadn't trashed half the files or because Jackson walked in. I don't know.
David: Anna doesn't lay off easily. Oh, Leo. What do we have left to hold on to, either one of us?
Leo: Not much. I guess it's just me and you, bro.
David: Who would have thunk it, huh?
Leo: Not me.
David: I guess we underestimated each other.
Leo: I guess so.
Vanessa: Oh, God.
Vanessa: Oh, dear, oh, dear, it's back! Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no! No, no, no, no, no. Oh, my God, what is that? What is that?
Vanessa: Ah! Oh! Oh!
Opal: Snake bite, anyone?
Opal: Oh. Not yet, huh? Well, you deserve a whole lot worse than this, lady, and something tells me you're going to get it. So sleep tight, Nessie. Don't let the rattlesnakes bite.
Adam: Liza. Are you all right?
Liza: Yeah. I just wanted to call and check on Colby.
Adam: Oh. I'm watching her sleep.
Liza: Is she okay?
Adam: Oh, she's fine. She misses you, that's all.
Liza: Yeah, I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep very well here tonight.
Adam: Yeah, I don't think I will, either. How are you feeling, physically, I mean?
Liza: Fine. Mia was here with me. She was incredible.
Adam: Good. That's great.
Liza: And Mama stopped by.
Adam: Yeah, I know. How did that go?
Liza: She was worried.
Adam: That's Marian. I'm not.
Liza: Yes, you are. So am I.
Adam: I told Colby you'd be home very soon.
Liza: I want to. Adam, I want to come home. Tell me I will.
Adam: Yes, yes, baby. Yes. Of course you will.
Anna: Sorry. We just wanted --
Greenlee: We just wanted to see if you guys cleared the air.
Anna: I told Greenlee.
Anna: Leo, I have to take you in.
Greenlee: Whoa. Wait a minute.
David: Anna, you know why he did this. Can you just let him go?
Anna: You know I can't.
David: All right. I'm going to go down there with you, and I'm going to post your bail before this even gets started.
Leo: Okay. What, did you come to see justice done? Have fun on your date.
Greenlee: Leo -- I -- I hope this all works out.
Greenlee: Will you help him?
Greenlee: If you think you can get Vanessa acquitted, you can get Leo off. Please, Trey, you have to help Leo. For me.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Anna: Is this blackmail?
Adam: No, it's justice.
Hayley: What do you think you're doing?
Liza: Let's just do this. Let's end the suspense.
Erica: You are going to recruit Kendall Hart on to the Enchantment team.
Kendall: Somebody's going to score.