AMC Transcript Wednesday 4/3/02


All My Children Transcript Wednesday 4/3/02

By Amanda
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Erica: You are going to recruit Kendall Hart on to the Enchantment team, and you cannot take no for an answer. Is that understood?

Kendall: Are you asking me out on a date?

Ryan: It's a baseball game. It's not a date.

Operator: I have a collect call from Dixie Cooney.

Adam: Whatever happens with these tests today, we'll face it together, and we'll beat it.

Anna: Dixie, could you just tell me what it is you need with David?

David: Ahem.

Anna: It's personal? Really? Does it have anything to do with the baby you're expecting?

J.R.: Dad?

Adam: J.R.

Adam: Uh -- guess you heard about Liza?

J.R.: Yeah, yeah, Uncle Stuart called me. He said they were going to operate on her brain?

Adam: Yes, they have to. It's a tumor in the frontal lobe.

J.R.: Sounds bad.

Adam: It's not good. But it's treatable. Liza's going to come through this like a champion.

J.R.: How are you doing?

Adam: Me? Oh, well -- fine.

J.R.: I stopped by to see if Liza was okay, but she was sleeping.

Adam: She'll be glad you're here.

J.R.: Yeah, right. Look, Dad, this tumor -- do you think that's the reason Liza trashed my room and has been on my case the whole time?

Adam: It wasn't her fault, and it certainly wasn't your fault, either.

J.R.: I didn't know she was sick.

Adam: None of us did.

J.R.: And I totally went off on her. What if I made it worse?

Adam: No. No, no, that's not going to happen.

Tad: Adam? They told me I could find you here.

J.R.: No, look, Tad, back off, okay? You're not messing with my dad today.

Bianca: Mom?

Erica: Bianca! Hi! Oh, hi, honey! Oh, come on in, please. It's so good to see you. How are you?

Bianca: I'm okay. You?

Erica: Oh, I'm fine. I'm just busy with the new fall line. Oh -- Enchantment's new lip liner, Fusion. Here, try it.

Bianca: Oh, no, thanks. I'm -- I'm just here for my mail. Coral said that you had it.

Erica: Yes, I do. Of course, I do. It's -- it's right here. I would've brought this over to Myrtle's for you, but I didn't want it to seem that I was crowding you.

Bianca: Oh. I appreciate that. Just so you know, I filed a change of address, so it's all going to go straight to Myrtle's from now on.

Erica: Whatever works for you. Just think -- I mean, soon you are going to be flooded with acceptance letters from colleges. I do wish that I could be part of that moment.

Bianca: There's not going to be any acceptances.

Erica: Honey, with your SAT scores and with your grade-point average, you are going to have your pick of colleges.

Bianca: I withdrew my applications.

Erica: You withdrew? Why? Why would you do that? Oh. Huh. No, you don't have to tell me. Kendall strikes again.

Kendall: A proposition, from Erica?

Ryan: Kendall, we were just leaving, remember? You, me, game?

Greenlee: I just need a minute, Ryan.

Kendall: And you're my mother's, what, Greenlee, her emissary, her goodwill ambassador?

Greenlee: This wasn't my idea, Kendall. No one else on staff wants to deal with you.

Kendall: So the cosmetic queen's too busy?

Greenlee: Erica knows that you'd blow her off. So it's up to me to make you an offer that'll boost your bank balance.

Ryan: With strings attached, Kendall, trust me. You don't need this crap. Come on, we got a Phillies game to catch. Let's go.

Kendall: The game is not until tonight. Let's hear what Ericaís tiny toady has to say.

Greenlee: "Toady"? I don't think so.

Kendall: So, tell me all about it.

Greenlee: Okay. Here's the deal. I'm sure you've seen this.

Kendall: Yeah, Donald Steele dropped by with a copy. I think I'll have it framed.

Greenlee: Steele's a muckraking weasel. The stuff he made up about Erica is bad for Enchantment. Our market share's taken a huge hit.

Kendall: Ooh, panic in the streets. Women of America hoarding makeup by the case.

Greenlee: Erica wants you to write a letter to the editor demanding a retraction, deny Steeleís charges that she's the mom from hell.

Kendall: You mean you want me to lie, go against my conscience?

Greenlee: You grew a conscience? Please.

Kendall: My mother, the media darling, finally got the press she deserves.

Greenlee: It's libel and you know it.

Kendall: I know Erica hogs both sides of every story. It's high time someone set the record straight.

Greenlee: Oh, please, spare me the moral outrage. It's such a crock.

Kendall: Erica used me, Greenlee, whether or not you want to admit it.

Greenlee: So use her back. Come on, honey, show the world what you're really made of. You've sold yourself out for cash before. Come on, do it again, go for the gold.

Greenlee: You hit me! Where the hell do you think you get off?

Ryan: Hey, hey, hey! No!

Greenlee: She started it!

Ryan: No, you did. Back off!

Greenlee: Keep it up, wench!

Ryan: Back.

Greenlee: Take it to the streets. Another slugfest, Erica won't need a retraction. You're no one's innocent victim.

Ryan: You see what happens when you come over uninvited, Greenlee? Why don't you just go home?

Greenlee: I would love to, but business before pleasure.

Kendall: Right, Ericaís offer. Still haven't told me what's in it for me.

Greenlee: So, you're curious?

Ryan: Oh, Kendall, whatever she's pushing, don't buy it.

Greenlee: Is he the boss of you or what? I have a message from mama. You can either hear it or I can walk away. It's no skin off me.

Kendall: It's no biggie to me, either. I'm just dying to know why Erica sent a munchkin to represent her. She must be utterly desperate.

Greenlee: It's really very simple. But I'll speak slowly so you can follow. You get "The Exposer" to retract this furball and Erica will cut you a hefty check.

Kendall: How hefty?

Greenlee: Five figures, high end. Roughly a year of my take-home pay.

Kendall: That's a lot of money for one little retraction.

Greenlee: Well, it's the only perk that Erica could dream up. I mean, realistically, what else is out there for you, Kendall, a gig at Enchantment? You know zip about marketing, and cosmetics? Please. It's not like you're going to be me when you grow up.

Ryan: So this is just Erica buying Kendall off again.

Greenlee: Enchantment is Ericaís baby. She'll do anything to protect it. I've made it very simple for you. I wrote the retraction myself. You sanitize Ericaís rep and you will get a total make-over. All you have to do is sign your name.

Bianca: The decision to opt out of college was my own.

Erica: Really?

Bianca: Really. I didn't fall under Kendallís evil spell, Mom. I can make my own decisions, as difficult as that may be for you to understand.

Erica: Of course I understand that. You're very strong, Bianca. But it would be just -- it would be a mistake to discount Kendallís influence. She is very twisted, she's very troubled, she's very destructive.

Bianca: The whole world is not going to fall apart because I decide to put off college.

Erica: Well, until when?

Bianca: Until I know what I want to do with my life.

Erica: Honey, college could help you make that decision.

Bianca: No, mom, college for me right now would be holing up in a strange place with strange people and --

Erica: And making new friends and having new experiences.

Bianca: I'm not ready for that yet. I don't -- I'm not ready to move on.

Erica: What about your studies?

Bianca: Mom, try to listen. I have to get to know myself. And I don't need your help or your blessing or your permission to do that. And if I want to, down the road I can audit some classes at PVU just like you did.

Erica: I always regretted not going to college. You -- you always planned to go to college.

Bianca: Well, what I didn't plan on was having my girlfriend murdered my senior year. And I didn't plan on my mother thinking that I did it and taking the blame for it.

Erica: Okay, I'm sorry about that. I was wrong. I've told you I felt I was wrong. What I would love to have is a chance to make it up to you.

Bianca: Well, you canít. And we both have to live with that.

Erica: Bianca, you can freeze me out, you can push me away, you can pretend I don't even exist, but nothing -- no amount of time and no amount of distance -- nothing will stop me from loving you.

Bianca: Well, I love you, too, Mom. But your idea of love and mine -- we might as well be from different planets.

Tad: It's all right. It's okay; I'm not here to make trouble. Jake just told me about Liza and I just wanted to stop by and see how everyone's doing.

Adam: Appreciate it.

Tad: I know how rough this must be for you, so how about a truce?

Adam: You got it.

Tad: If there's anything you need, you just name it.

Adam: Well, actually, there is something.

Tad: What is it?

Adam: I was wondering if you could keep J.R. at your house for a while.

Tad: Sure. Sure, I'd love it.

Adam: They've scheduled surgery for Liza. I have no idea how long the recovery's going to take and I'm going to be here most of the time.

Tad: I understand. Are you okay with this?

J.R.: Um -- yeah. Yeah, yeah, I guess so.

Tad: Well, actually, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Jamie and I were talking about taking a camping trip, if you're interested.

Adam: Why don't you take my private jet? I have a place on the Baja peninsula. The fishing is incredible.

Tad: Sure. The deal is you got to stay up on your homework.

J.R.: Yeah, that's no problem, but what about my community service?

Adam: Well, I'll clear that with your P.O. You'll be all set.

J.R.: Are you sure about this, Dad? I don't want to go if you -- if you need me.

Adam: Son, I will always need you.

Tad: Uh -- I know this isn't exactly the time, but as long as I'm looking after J.R., I wish you'd do something for me. If you can, I'd like you to help me find Dixie. A phone call from you would go a long way.

Adam: Yeah, of course. I'll get my men on it right away.

Tad: So, we have a deal?

Adam: We have a deal.

David: Your cardiologist is following precisely the right protocol, Dixie. Your test results came back much better than I'd hoped for. What's that? Everything here's fine. Yes, I'll touch base with you again soon, okay? Bye.

Anna: "Everything here is fine"? The grand jury is meeting today. You could lose your medical license and go to prison, your brother's already in jail, I could be drummed off the police force if I don't testify against you, and, no, but, "Everything's just great, Dixie, thanks for asking."

David: Come on, Anna, I'm not about to lay that on her.

Anna: Why the hell not?

David: Because it's not appropriate.

Anna: Not appropriate? What is that code for?

David: Dixie has her own problems. I'm not going to burden her with mine.

Anna: Oh, that's very noble -- and it's bloody stupid.

David: All right, look, what exact purpose would it serve me dumping on Dixie?

Anna: Well, she might have got on a plane over here to testify on your behalf. There wouldn't have been a dry eye in the court if she told the grand jury how you had saved her life and the life of her unborn child. You would've walked away scot-free, we would've all kept our jobs, got on with our lives. How's that for a scenario?

David: I can't do that to Dixie.

Anna: But it's all right for me?

David: You don't have a heart condition.

Anna: No, I donít. That's right. My heart is fully vested in the outcome of this hearing. So I made up my mind. Well, actually, you made it up for me. I'm going to take the stand. I'm going testify against you.

Greenlee: I take it you're rejecting Ericaís offer.

Kendall: I'd gargle glass before I'd grease her PR machine.

Greenlee: Erica makes you a once-in-a-lifetime offer and you turn it down? Hmm. Your choice.

Kendall: Yes, it is.

Greenlee: Don't think you're going to get a second chance.

Kendall: Honey, I stopped holding my breath a long a time ago. Tell Erica I hope her stocks plunge as low as next season's necklines.

Greenlee: You sure? Last chance to make things right with Erica is going, going -- gone.

Kendall: Didn't think I had it in me, did you?

Ryan: I got to tell you I had my doubts, but you made a great save.

Kendall: "Dear diary -- today I walked away from a trap set by Mommy Dearest."

Ryan: So you knew something was up.

Kendall: Oh, give me some credit. Erica's so twisted, she couldn't ask for water if she was dying of thirst.

Ryan: Which you don't have to worry about, right?

Kendall: Mommy must really be in bad trouble.

Ryan: Yeah, Erica can deal with it on her own.

Kendall: Ryan, don't you get how tasty this is?

Ryan: Kendall --

Kendall: This chance is golden. Erica desperately needs me. I've finally got my mommy right where I want her -- right under my thumb.

Bianca: Hi. Are you all set to go?

Maggie: Yeah, well, the doctors say I'm cured. So, thanks for coming to pick me up.

Bianca: No problem.

Maggie: Because, you know, you -- you are, like, the only friend I have here.

Bianca: Well, it's nice to be useful. Especially when your mom thinks that you're a total mess-up.

Maggie: Why, what happened with you guys now?

Bianca: Oh, well, I told her that I had changed my mind about going to college and she practically had a stroke. She starts raving about how I'm throwing my entire future away and I'm falling under the influence of my evil half-sister. I wish she would just butt out.

Maggie: Bianca, are you serious? Do you know what I would do to trade places with you?

Greenlee: Mission accomplished.

Erica: Kendall accepted my offer? She's going to come to work at Enchantment?

Greenlee: Not exactly.

Erica: "Not exactly"?

Greenlee: I laid the groundwork, got the wheels in motion.

Erica: What does all that mean, Greenlee?

Greenlee: It means, Erica, that I outsmarted your evil spawn. Do you know that witch whacked me upside the head? I'm putting in for hazard pay.

Erica: No, never mind about that. Did you offer her the job or not?

Greenlee: You can't just sit down at the bargaining table with someone like Kendall, Erica. I mean, she may be trash, but she's no dummy. Can smell a setup a mile away.

Erica: So?

Greenlee: So I used strategy and a little reverse psychology.

Erica: Oh, in other words, you have nothing to show for yourself.

Greenlee: You can't just offer Kendall a job. I had to think like she thinks.

Erica: I am not paying you to think. I am paying you to follow orders. And while you were out playing mind games with Kendall, Bianca has been slipping away, and if I lose her, Greenlee, that will be on your head.

David: So now you're going to testify against me?

Anna: Yeah, I'm going to take the stand. But it's not for the reasons that you think. It's not out of spite or jealousy or any of that.

David: Oh, come on, it has everything to do with that phone call from Dixie and you know it.

Anna: No, no, no, that's not important. I'm not out to punish you. It's not about her. It's about us and our mutual mistrust.

David: Well, that's the devil we know.

Anna: Yeah. Oh, it's the devil and it's the danger and the rush that we get just walking the razor's edge.

David: So you're willing to give that up, give us up? Is that it?

Anna: Is that -- do you really think that's what I want? Do you honestly think that I want to hurt you? The thought of testifying against you is killing me because I believe in you, David, and your research and your incredible mind. And I know that you could never have saved Dixie if you hadn't cut through all that red tape.

David: Then you also know that you're destroying my life's work, right?

Anna: No. This is about my life. It's about my choices. My life is on the line in all of this. Don't you get that?

David: No. No, actually, I donít.

Anna: I've always fallen for complicated men. It's just different with you. I never know where I stand. You know, the rules, they just change from minute to minute. Except for one -- that we have made it this far by protecting ourselves, and I have to go on doing that. I can't sacrifice myself for you.

David: I'm not asking you to do that, Anna.

Anna: But you expect it, don't you? You expect me just to forget about all the years when I didn't know who the hell I was. I fought my way back. I fought for my identity and my career. And I can't give that up now. If I save you, I lose myself, and I won't do that, I canít.

David: Sounds like you've given this a lot of thought.

Anna: Oh, yeah. I was up all last night asking myself, do I really want it this way?

Anna: I wish to God that it was different. I wish to God that I could give it all up for you, for love, if that's what this is. I wish you could be my safety, my rock. But you're not, are you? You never have been. Have you? Say something, David. For God's sake, fight back! Tell me that I'm wrong! Tell me that -- that I can trust you with my life and I will go to the ends of the earth for you.

David: I canít. You're right. Everything you just said is true.

Anna: The question is, if this were reversed, would you throw it all away for me? No, I didn't think so. Okay, I have to go because Jacksonís waiting in his office.

David: Yeah, it's me. There's been a change in plans.

Maggie: Please. Rough life? Your mother gives you a problem about not wanting to go to college? Cry me a freaking river, Bianca. She's there for you 24/7 no matter what.

Bianca: It's too much.

Maggie: Yeah, maybe, but you know what -- it's better than nothing. And how do I know that? Where's my mom? Do you see her here? Because if you do, let me know. I almost died. She never came here to hold my hand, make sure I was better.

Bianca: Maggie, I'm really sorry.

Maggie: No, listen, I don't -- I don't need your sympathy. Just -- just don't dis your mother because she wants you to have a better life, okay?

Greenlee: Wait. This is not computing. What does hiring Kendall have to do with Bianca?

Erica: Everything. Look, if Kendall comes to work for me, it will show that I have no ill feeling towards her and Enchantment's reputation will be restored.

Greenlee: But where does Bianca fit in?

Erica: I will keep Kendall so busy that she won't have time to corrupt Bianca, only now you have botched my entire plan!

Greenlee: I haven't botched anything. I made Kendall a sizeable offer if she would have "The Exposer" retract that devil-mom story. I made it sound totally bottom line like this is your best offer and there was no chance for an upgrade.

Erica: Yeah, yeah, yeah, and Kendall being Kendall, of course, would not settle for anything that she doesn't think that she's entitled to.

Greenlee: Exactly. She'll think your fate is in her hands and she'll find a way to cash-in by making you an offer you can't refuse.

Erica: This is your foolproof plan?

Greenlee: It can't miss.

Erica: Oh. Call me crazy. Sounds like you're leaving an awful lot to chance.

Greenlee: I hit Kendall where she lives. I made it sound like she could never make it in the cosmetics biz.

Erica: And what if she doesn't accept your challenge?

Greenlee: She will. Implying that Enchantment is out of her reach was just planting the seed. Once it takes root, she'll come charging in here demanding her own parking space.

Erica: And you know this because?

Greenlee: Because Kendall is totally predictable. You watch. She'll come to work here and think it's her own bright idea.

Kendall: Ryan, Erica was delivered right to my door this morning. For the first time ever, the press isn't bowing down before St. Erica.

Ryan: So what. Erica's got a knack for reinventing herself.

Kendall: Ryan, Erica was here this morning apologizing to me. Then Donald Steele swings by with an offer for my side of the Erica saga, and then the icing on the cake -- Greenlee Smythe shows up to do damage control. For the first time ever, I am in the catbird seat and loving every minute of it.

Ryan: Too much of a good thing, maybe?

Kendall: Would you begrudge me this moment in the sun?

Ryan: I'm just saying maybe you're getting setup for a fall.

Kendall: Hmm. Not this time. This is my shot, Ryan. This is my chance to be heard. After all the times I've been misused by the media, I can finally set the record straight.

Ryan: Oh, I see, so -- so that's it? You just want to tell your story?

Kendall: What else?

Ryan: Oh, gee, I don't know. Like maybe sticking it to her while you're at it?

Kendall: Oh, like she doesn't have it coming. You heard that snot-faced Greenlee -- "Enchantment is Ericaís baby." Well, this time I've got all the cards. Now, how to play them for maximum payoff.

Ryan: Can I just make, like, a little suggestion? Uh, drop this and walk away.

Kendall: Ick, boring. Why would I want to do that?

Ryan: Self-preservation?

Kendall: That's rich coming from you.

Ryan: Why?

Kendall: Come on, Ryan, you're not exactly the poster boy for dealing with your own past.

Ryan: So, what, like, you got a problem with me and the way I live?

Kendall: Well, yeah. Your home is a roach motel; you work as a fill-in bartender. There's got to be something holding you back.

Ryan: I own my life, Kendall. I do what I want when I want and I just leave the world alone.

Kendall: There's nothing out there that you really want? When you wake up tomorrow, don't you --

Ryan: Whoa, whoa, whoa, tomorrow doesn't exist, tomorrow doesn't exist. There's only today, Kendall, and today in my agenda, today all I have is a baseball game, all right? What about you? Why don't you look in your daily planner? I mean, it's got to be the same every day -- Monday, revenge, Tuesday, revenge, Wednesday, revenge. What happens if you just miss one day, forget about Erica for one day and payback? Forget about it and let me take you out to the ball game. Come on, do it! I dare you.

Anna: Hi.

Jack: Anna, you made it.

Anna: Yeah. Did I have a choice?

Jack: What do you say you have a seat here and we'll walk through your testimony for the grand jury?

[Phone rings]

Jack: Excuse me. Jack Montgomery. What? When did this happen? Did we lose anything? Thanks. Well, this is an absolute nightmare.

Anna: What's wrong?

Jack: Seems there was an accident in the evidence room.

Anna: What kind of accident?

Jack: A pipe burst, flooded the place. All the computer files, all the physical evidence we have against David Hayward has been destroyed.

Kendall: You think you know me, Ryan?

Ryan: Oh, I think I've got a pretty good rough estimate.

Kendall: Then I will take you up on your dare.

Ryan: Whoa! You really -- you really think you're up for it? I don't know.

Kendall: Hey, I can go nine innings without plotting payback no problem. Tell you what -- I will even leave my Erica voodoo doll at home.

Ryan: Wow! That's going to be a first.

Kendall: Hmm, I can't wait. Hey, Ryan, do those players still wear those tight pants?

Ryan: Yeah.

Kendall: Oh. Bring your binoculars. I like to watch them rearrange things.

Ryan: Hmm. You see, I knew there was a reason you were coming with me. Hey, want to grab some dinner?

Kendall: Nah, I think I want to change, just in case I have to dive for a foul ball. Pick me up tonight?

Ryan: All right.

[Motorcycle starts and departs]

Anna: If all the physical evidence has been destroyed, that means you have to drop the charges against David.

Jack: There's not a chance in hell that's going to happen.

Anna: Well, you can't get around it.

Jack: I still have a very strong case, Anna.

Anna: But you don't have any evidence.

Jack: I have Jake Martin's sworn testimony, and that combined with yours ought to be enough to put Hayward away for a good, long time. So you see how much weight your testimony carries now, yes?

Anna: His fate rests in my hands.

Jack: You could say that, yes.

Anna: Perfect.

David: Listen, I'm sorry I didn't stop by to pick you up at the hospital.

Maggie: Oh, please, don't worry about it. Today's your big day at court. I watched a lot of TV at the hospital.

David: Well, it seems we're a family that makes headlines.

Maggie: You know, I really hope everything works out okay for you. I'm sure it will. But you know what -- maybe when you get back we could catch up, have some dinner?

David: Actually, Maggie, chances are you're not going to see me for a while.

Maggie: Why not? Today's just the grand jury.

David: Well, you never know how things are going to turn out. But look, I want you to get your stuff and I want you to move in here, okay? The place is paid for for the month. And here's my keys to the cabin. You can stay there if you need to, as long as you want.

Maggie: Wow. Thanks. I appreciate the free rent, really.

David: Well, I wish I could do more for you, Maggie.

Maggie: David, is there anything I could do for you?

David: Beyond holding a good thought? Yeah. Actually, there is. Don't let the mistakes that we've made bring you down, Maggie. If you feel the skeletons from our closet breathing down your neck, run like hell. Just get away from us as fast as you can, do you understand that? It's the only chance you've got.

Erica: Greenlee, you think that you finessed Kendall, but I feel sure it's the other way around.

Greenlee: You should have more faith in me, Erica. Any minute now, Kendallís going to come walking in that door.

Erica: Kendall probably saw right through you. She is vengeful and she's vicious, but she is shrewd.

Greenlee: Shrewd and hungry. I really made it clear how much Enchantment means to you. Kendall will, A, want a ringside seat to watch you tank, or, B, cast herself as your personal savior.

Erica: Well, I'll believe it when I see it.

Greenlee: Believe it. Ego is the gas that makes that chickie go.

Erica: Hmm.

[Knock on door]

Erica: Come in.

Kendall: Hello, Erica.

Erica: Kendall. Hello.

Kendall: You don't have to look so surprised to see me, Erica. You told me you're in trouble.

Erica: So you're here to gloat?

Kendall: I'm here to help, if you need me. Do you, Mother?

Tad: Well, at least Liza seems to be keeping her spirits up.

J.R.: Yeah, she seemed more worried about me than she had herself.

Adam: She's amazing. She really does care about you, J.R.

Tad: I think it's time we stop by your father's place and pack your bag.

Adam: I'll phone my pilot, tell him to have the jet fueled and waiting.

Tad: This is very generous of you. Just don't forget about Dixie.

Adam: No, no, no, I'll make the call just as soon as you leave. J.R., I want you to not worry about anything. I want you to go, have a good time, and hook me a marlin.

J.R.: Okay. I'll call you to see how Liza's surgery goes. If you need me, I'll be back here.

Adam: Take good care of him. Okay, Tad?

Tad: Yeah, you take care, too.

J.R.: Tell Colby I love her.

Adam: Will do.

Tad: Come on.

Adam: Yeah, it's me. I've got Martin out of town. Now, you do your job -- get him the hell out of Chandler Enterprises.

Erica: Why are you here, Kendall?

Kendall: You should know. Your petite gopher delivered your distress call. Is it true, Mother? Do you need me?

Erica: Well, as I'm sure Greenlee informed you, I have been very badly trashed by that viper Donald Steele in "The Exposer."

Kendall: Yeah, I came out looking pretty good.

Erica: Yes, you did. But the negative publicity has had a very bad affect on my company, on Enchantment.

Kendall: Hmm, your baby.

Erica: Kendall, I would very much appreciate your trying to help me undo some of the damage that "The Exposer" did, that the press has inflicted.

Kendall: Oh, I take it you're referring to the offer Greensleeves made.

Greenlee: An incredibly generous offer, better than you deserve.

Kendall: Well, I'm afraid I wasn't very impressed, so I gave it some thought and came up with a counteroffer. Want to hear it?

Erica: Please.

Kendall: I would be happy to send "The Exposer" a rebuttal, but the lump sum does not excite me.

Erica: What does?

Kendall: Something more permanent, more challenging. Something that shows how resourceful I can be.

Greenlee: Spit it out, toots, we don't have all day.

Kendall: Fine. I want a job here at Enchantment.

Erica: You want a job? Here?

Kendall: Yeah. But not just any job. I want hers.

David: Relax. If you get something more out of this than just moonlit walks on sandy beaches, it's all right with me.

Anna: Say it, whatever's on your mind. Speak now or forever hold your peace. Go on.

David: When Jake threatened me, you acted on instinct to protect me. That's a big deal, Anna. I'm never going to forget that.

Anna: Okay, I'm good to go. What's going on?

David: I cut a deal with the DA. I'm taking prison time. So don't sweat testifying. It's all over.

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

Trey: You are gorgeous when you rant.

Kendall: You, me, and corn dog -- the ideal date.

Chris: If you don't leave right now, I swear I'll --

Erica: You'll what? What are you going to do?

David: When I get out, maybe we'll have a real chance.

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