AMC Transcript Monday 4/15/02


All My Children Transcript Monday 4/15/02

Provided by Suzanne 
Proofread by Kathy 

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Ryan: I like you just the way you are.

Kendall: I bet you would like me even better if I wrapped up the whole package with a princess wave.

Brooke: It's an engagement party for us. Could we have the lights down?

Vanessa: Hi, everybody. Hope you enjoy the show.


[Maggie sighs]

Maggie: Vanessa on the loose. God, she could be anywhere. Oh, no.

[Door handle jiggles]

[Anna gasps]

Anna: Stop it!

Maggie: Anna, it's me! It's me!

Anna: Maggie -- are you all right?

Maggie: Oh, my God!

Anna: I'm so sorry. I'm a little dangerous when provoked.

Maggie: Oh. Oh, my God. Oh.

Anna: You okay?

Maggie: Yeah. I'm so sorry. Oh, my God. I thought you were David. I mean, he usually knocks before coming in, and, gosh, with my crazy aunt on the loose, I --

Anna: You thought I was her.

Maggie: Oh. Please tell me you caught that crazeoid.

Anna: No. I'm sorry, Maggie, we haven’t. Vanessa's still out there.

Maggie: Okay -- oh, well, excuse me, then.

Anna: Yeah, that's a good idea.

Maggie: Please, Anna, you don't think she's coming after me, do you?

Anna: I don't know. She might. She had a kind of psychotic episode before she escaped. She actually tried to strangle Leo.

Maggie: Oh, my God. Anna -- Anna, you have to catch her.

Anna: I know. I'm good at figuring out the criminal mind, but I fall short of predicting the actions of someone who is barking mad.

Vanessa: Well, hello, everybody.

[Vanessa chuckles]

Vanessa: Now, sit. Sit! Sit, sit, sit now. Ha! Yeah, I think everybody knows who I am, right? I am just so thrilled that all of you loyal fans have turned out to see just me, you know, because for the longest time, I have wanted to give you a sendoff that you would never forget!

Leo: Mother?

Vanessa: Ha!

Leo: What are you doing?

Vanessa: What -- who's that? My dear young boy, what does it look like? It's time for my grand finale -- oh, and I'm going to knock 'em dead.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: Ooh.

Kendall: Hey.

Ryan: Hey. Don't worry; I'll be finished here in a minute.

Kendall: Look, Ryan, about the other night when I went off on you --

Ryan: Hey, don't worry about it.

Kendall: Well, I was being totally irrational. When you said you prefer a kinder, gentler me, I -- I should've taken that the way you intended it to be.

Ryan: Oh, yeah, and how's that?

Kendall: As a compliment.

Ryan: But instead, you thought I was trying to change you.

Kendall: I was being defensive. That's why I made that wise crack about your wife being a princess. I'm sorry.

Ryan: You see, I know you, Kendall. You don't do apologies unless you want something.

Kendall: Ryan, don't be mean. I came all the way over here to talk to you about this.

Ryan: Okay, all right. You know what? If you're going to play games, I'm going to -- I'm going to split.

Kendall: Okay, wait, wait. You're right. I do want something.

Chris: I'll get it.

Erica: Oh. Thank you. Chris?

Chris: You mind if we blow off dinner?

Erica: What?

Chris: My -- my stomach's giving me a little grief.

Erica: I don't think it's your stomach. I think it's that chair.

Chris: Okay, fine, it's the damn chair. I feel like I'm in prison. I couldn't even bend down to pick up your purse.

Erica: Oh, Chris, look, you've made such incredible progress and soon, you're not even going to need this chair.

Chris: You're right, starting right now.

Erica: What are you doing? Chris?

Chris: I'm going to walk in there.

Erica: Oh, no, you can't do that.

Chris: Look, yes, I can. I can stand and I'm going to -- look, it's only a few steps away.

Erica: Chris, Dr. Stannart warned you. He warned you not to push yourself.

Chris: Look, the only way I'm going public is on my own two feet, and you leaning on me, not the other way around. Come on.

Erica: Chris, that day is coming so soon and then we're going to make the most of every moment.

Chris: Erica, I -- I got no beef with you. Come on.

Erica: Mr. Stamp -- you agreed to take me to dinner this evening. Now, no man has ever stood me up, and you are certainly not going to be the exception to that rule. We are going into that dining room and we are going to have an unforgettable evening.

Chris: Come on, Erica.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: Oh, listen. I thought we would start with a little surprise, so, maestro, will you give me a G and a little arpeggio?

[Piano plays]

Vanessa: Edmund, you take one step towards that door and I sever an artery.

Leo: No! No!

Vanessa: Anyone else who tries to leave before my performance is over and this little guttersnipe gets it. That's better.

David: Vanessa -- or Rosie, whatever your name is -- this isn't the way to hold a captive audience.

Trey: As your attorney, I advise you to drop the knife.

Vanessa: Oh, but you are not my attorney anymore, Trey. You're just another adoring fan. So, turn off your cell phone, dear, sit down and let me entertain you and we'll have a real good time yes, sir yeah, we'll have a real good time. You know what? I will just stay all night and we'll sing them all!

[Vanessa laughs]

Greenlee: Vanessa, dragging me around the stage --

Vanessa: Ooh!

Greenlee: Might weigh down your act.

Vanessa: Oh, no, nonsense, dear. You know, I once did a movie -- "Viva Hollywood" -- and my headdress alone was 20 pounds. You know what? That's not -- that's more than you are dripping wet, my dear. Besides, you're an important prop. Maestro, can we take it from the top again? Oh, and -- oh, there you are. This one's for you, boys.

[Vanessa laughs]

[Piano plays]

Opal: Oh, my Lord. The old bat has really lost it.

Brooke: The Valley Inn dining room and please hurry. She's holding someone at knifepoint.

David: Leo, we got to do something. We got to stop her.

Leo: Any sudden move and she's going to cut Greenlee. Forget it.

Vanessa: You be patient, everyone. All right? Okay, here we go. Oh, here comes my lead-in, which is -- this is the greatest thing. This man is a genius, the way he's put together this act. You can't believe it. Oh! Oh, wow! Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Ooh, you think you've stopped me, young man? No, no, no, because you know what? The show has to go on. Oh, yeah.

Ryan: You see, I knew it. A real apology from you was just a little too much to expect.

Kendall: Ryan, just because I have an ulterior motive doesn't mean that my apology was bogus.

Ryan: Genuine regret from Kendall Hartless. Is that -- is that possible?

Kendall: Even I can tell when I've gone too far. Dissing Gillian was -- it was cruel.

Ryan: Yeah, you do it again and you're history.

Kendall: I won't, I promise. Okay?

Ryan: Okay. So, what's next on the agenda? What are you driving now and how does it affect getting back at Erica?

Kendall: Believe it or not, my motives have nothing to do with revenge. Stop! Stop it! Would you stop -- I mean it! This -- this is about my gig at Enchantment.

Ryan: Oh. Trying to finesse Erica’s parking spot?

Kendall: I am looking for a way to hold on to my job. It's not as easy as I thought it would be.

Ryan: Right. The cutthroat world of cosmetics.

Kendall: It's brutal, Ryan. I'm serious -- it is. I mean, it's mostly ad campaigns and focus groups and --

Ryan: Hey, well, you wanted the glitz and glamour, didn't you?

Kendall: Look, look, I'm in over my head, okay?

Ryan: Okay. Okay. All right, fine. What do you want? What do you want from me?

Kendall: Advice. You ran your own dot-com company.

Ryan: Yeah, I ran it right into the ground.

Kendall: Yeah, but you know the basics. I was hoping you could help me decode these financial reports. It's like reading Sanskrit.

Ryan: Well, why don't you just ask Erica?

Kendall: Oh, right -- like she's not just waiting for me to prove how inept I am.

Ryan: All right. Well, then ask Greenlee.

Kendall: Oh, yeah -- the wench would love that. No. No, I can't do that. I can't ask anyone at Enchantment without totally losing face.

[Ryan sighs]

Ryan: Ah, so you want a crash course in Business 101 from me.

Kendall: I'm a quick study, Ryan. I'll even buy you dinner.

Ryan: Hmm. You serious?

Kendall: Yeah. Yeah, I want to show everyone I've got what it takes to do this job.

Ryan: Okay. Fine, but it's going to cost you more than, like, a little quickie at the Burger Barn. I want, like, a nice dinner, nice restaurant, no kids' menus or crayons. Know what I'm saying?

Kendall: Yeah. I have a big, fat expense account. Name the place.

Ryan: The Valley Inn. Didn't think I was going to go that steep, did you?

Kendall: The Valley Inn it is.

Ryan: All right.

Erica: Chris, come on. We're here. Let's just go in for dinner. Well, I'm -- you were brave enough to take a bullet. You are certainly brave enough to be seen in a wheelchair.

Myrtle: My two favorite people!

Erica: Oh, Myrtle, hi!

Myrtle: Oh, Darling, oh, Darling. How lovely.

Chris: Hi, Myrt.

Myrtle: Hmm. Oh, it's great to see you up and about -- and together.

Erica: Well, we were just going in to dinner.

Myrtle: Well, I'll stop at your table to have a chat as soon as I've made my phone call.

Erica: Okay.

Myrtle: See you.

Erica: Bye.

Myrtle: Bye, Darling.

Erica: Well, now, we can't disappoint Myrtle.

Chris: So I got the two of you dames ganging up on me now?

Erica: Yeah, you do. Looks that way.

Chris: Hmm -- okay. Okay, you win.

Erica: Okay. And just give me a moment, okay? I'm just going to make a little stop to powder my nose.

Chris: Your nose looks great and so does the rest of you.

Erica: Well, you see? Then you have nothing to worry about because when we go into that dining room, nobody's going to be looking at you.

Vanessa: Everybody just stay back now. You keep your distance. Okay, now, whoever is on that spotlight, you keep it right on me because I am the star here tonight! This is my turn to shine!

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: I've already wasted too much time and talent in this do-nothing town, playing an absolutely thankless role. What, the featherhead bimbo, socialite wife, the little joke in ermine and pearls. But little did you know, huh, that I was giving the performance of my life.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: But then, what do you all know about artistry? You little patrons of the pepper parm mill playhouse. Good grief, you couldn't even see what was happening right under your very eyes, could you? You know why? Because I was living the part. I lived it day in, day out. You know that? Day in, day out, and I never missed a performance, either!

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: No- no, but this -- this is not an act, dear, you see. But it is your final curtain.

[Vanessa laughs]

Mateo: I think we all have a pretty good idea of who you are, Vanessa.

Vanessa: Who's that? Oh, Mateo -- Mateo, puppet boy. Come on, Mateo, ‘fess up. Wasn't it fun? Wasn't it a lark playing a big old bad drug dealer?

David: What are you hoping to accomplish by doing this, Vanessa?

Vanessa: What -- what you? Oh! Listen, I told you. I told you before. This is a mother that's playing a role you've never seen her play on the silver screen.

David: You're all drugged up, aren't you?

Vanessa: I don't take drugs. Your father and I dealt them, but I don't take them. Never. Never, never, never. Oh, my goodness. Palmer.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: Pete Cooney. For Pete’s sake, honey -- trailer trash, trailer trash with a monogram and a platinum card. Oh, my, my. Why don't you move on back to dogpatch, sweetie, and take that little Opal Mae with you, your little possum queen, huh? It was her name you used to call out in your sleep. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

Palmer: Pay no heed to that.

Vanessa: Oh, my! And there's a handsome gentleman, District Attorney, Mr. D.A. Jackson Montgomery -- oh, dear -- who couldn't put a case together against me if he had a hammer and a blueprint.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: Oh, and speaking of bungling attorneys, for heaven's sake -- ooh, Trey! Trey, stand up. Stand up and take the fifth.

[Vanessa laughs]

Vanessa: Oh, my, my. Oh --

Leo: Okay, we got to stop this.

David: No, no, no, no, no, no, let her keep talking. Let her run out of air, okay, then we'll make our move.

Leo: We can't let her hurt Greenlee.

David: I know -- that's the point. Just relax.

Vanessa: Oh, lookie. Lookie, lookie over there -- there, there, there. Mateo? Mateo? Want to come back up here and make good on that threat at me? Huh, do you? Do you?

Mateo: You're going to take yourself down without my help, Vanessa.

Vanessa: Ooh! Such macho self-control. You know what? You'd make a fine Proteus, you know, but you're going to have to dump that bleached-blond bimbo wife of yours. I mean, why should she have her own show when my talent's hanging around loose, huh? You know what? Ooh! Simone -- oh, you little fool. You fall in love with a married man and a bogus book deal. Oh, my God! Oh! Oh, oh, Edmund, Edmund and Brooke -- for heaven's sakes, co-creators of "Tempo" expose. I really should take you to task for that unflattering photo cover you did of me. Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness, and what have we here? Special guest. Oh, my little love. My baby. Oh, no, I haven't forgotten you, darling.

[Vanessa gasps]

Vanessa: Lights, camera, action!

Tad: Leave him alone.

Edmund: You back off, Vanessa. Find yourself another victim.

Vanessa: Ooh! I believe I just have. You lock those doors -- now!

Jack: Get him out of here right now!

Vanessa: Ho, ho, ho! Oh! We finally have a real celebrity in the house.

[Sirens approach]

Vanessa: Erica, it is so kind of you to come to my cabaret because I was just about to tell the crowd here how I used Enchantment as my -- you know, as my front for my drug-smuggling operation.

[Vanessa laughs]

Erica: Well, that's what you do, isn't it, Vanessa? Isn't that what you do? You -- you hide behind people and then things, just like you're doing now. You're hiding behind Greenlee. Let her go.

Greenlee: Erica, please.

Vanessa: You don't really want to tangle with me, do you? Hmm?

Erica: No. No, Vanessa. I don't want to tangle with you.

Vanessa: Good, yes, because you're such a little screaming coward!

Chris: Shut up!

Vanessa: Ooh!

Chris: You want Erica? You come through me.

Anna: I just wanted to come and tell you that we're looking for Vanessa and not to worry, okay?

Maggie: Thanks. I appreciate it.

Anna: Yeah.


Maggie: Well, you know, look, you have to catch her, Anna.

Anna: I know. I will.

[Phone rings]

Anna: Excuse me. Yeah, hi. Devane.

Derek: Chief, this is Lt. Frye. We have a situation at the Valley Inn.

Anna: Where are you, Derek?

Derek: In the lobby. Vanessa Cortlandt’s in the building. She's taken herself a hostage.

Anna: I'll be right there.

Maggie: Whoa, whoa -- what was that?

Anna: Vanessa's here.

Maggie: Wait -- here, here, here?

Anna: Yeah, it's okay. You just sit tight, lock the door, don't let anyone in.

Maggie: Oh, no, no, no, no! In the movies, the dumb girl always stays and she always gets it. I'm going with you.

Anna: You have a point. Okay, come on. You have to stay under police protection at all time.

Maggie: No problem.

Anna: Can't get in the way.

Maggie: The more cops, the better.

Ryan: Hey, Derek, what's going on in here?

Kendall: What's with all the cops?

Derek: How the hell did you get in here? J.J -- J.J.! I want this building sealed -- nobody in, nobody out. Look, you guys are going to have to wait in the bar.

Ryan: What are you --

Derek: Please, please --

Ryan: Why? What happened?

Derek: Ryan, later, later.

Kendall: Why are all the cops here?

Ryan: Excuse me. Myrtle?

Myrtle: Oh, Ryan. Ryan, listen -- oh.

Ryan: What's going on in there?

Myrtle: Vanessa Cortlandt -- she's in the dining room there. She's holding everyone hostage --

Ryan: What?

Myrtle: And Chris and Erica are in there. I'm worried sick about both of them. I'm worried sick about all of them.

Ryan: I'm going to go find out what's going on, all right?

Kendall: No, Ryan, don’t.

Ryan: "Don't"? What, do you want me to stay in here?

Kendall: Vanessa could have a gun.

Ryan: Yeah, well, my father took a bullet for me. You want me to walk away from that?

Kendall: Okay, just be careful.

[Kendall sighs]

Kendall: What is it about men? They always have to be heroes. Myrtle, are you okay?

Myrtle: Yeah, I -- I need to sit down, Kendall, to get my breath.

Kendall: All right, here.

Myrtle: Thanks.

Kendall: Just sit here, sit here. I'll get you your water.

Myrtle: Thanks.

Kendall: Here you go.

Myrtle: Thank you.

Kendall: You're welcome. Should I call a doctor or something?

Myrtle: No, no, I'm fine. I'm just worried about Erica. I always am.

Kendall: Oh, don't worry about it. Erica's totally invincible.

Myrtle: Are you sure you don't hope it's the opposite?

Kendall: No, of course not. You know what? If we're taking odds, my money is on my mother.

Myrtle: It is?

Kendall: Yeah. I call her the tiny terror. Vanessa's way overmatched.

Myrtle: You're right.

Kendall: Yeah. In a celebrity death match, Erica would win hands down, hands down.

Myrtle: I agree.

Kendall: So just -- just relax, drink your water. Everything's going to be okay.

Myrtle: Thanks, kid.

Vanessa: Agent Stamp, it's such a pity about that wheelchair, I mean, because Erica Kane would never -- would never be able to tolerate half a man --

Chris: You ordered a hit on my son?

Vanessa: Ryan got in the way, you know? I mean, you men -- you're all such damn nuisances!

Chris: I'm going to bring you down if it's the last thing I do, you witch!

Greenlee: You're hurting me!

Leo: Mother! Mother! What about our escape?

Vanessa: Wait a minute -- escape?

Leo: Yeah. Just like the plan -- you know, like in Vienna.

Vanessa: Oh, yeah, Vienna. Yeah, now, there's the baron -- the baron with the gout and -- the bad teeth. We really took him for a bundle, remember?

Leo: That's right. It can be just like that again, Mother.

Vanessa: Yeah. Just like old Vienna, but, you know, everything was in place. Yes, you remember the drill. You remember -- you remember how we work -- I mean, the key's always going to be stashed right there. You know? But your brother -- your brother thinks he's so smart, but he never sees the forest for the trees, does he? No. I knew that all along.

David: You know what the hell she's ranting about?

Leo: I'm working on it.

Vanessa: I knew it.

David: Well, just keep her talking, keep her talking. Try to distract her.

Leo: Mother, Mother -- we're never going to catch our plane if we keep screwing around like this. Okay, so just -- just let Greenlee go, put the knife down, and come with me. Come on. Come on. What about the plan, the plan for Vienna? Come on.

Vanessa: No! No, and you know why, Leo? Because -- because you're lying. You don't want me. You don't want me. You still want this little piece of trash, don't you?

Leo: No, no, Mother. I will go with you. I swear to you I will go with you. Just let her go. Okay? Just please don't hurt her. Okay, whatever -- we'll be at the airport within an hour and we'll be in Vienna by the morning. Come on. Come on, what about the Grand Hotel? We'll have tea at the Grand Hotel -- you remember that.

Vanessa: I do.

Leo: You remember that. Just please -- just please let her go. Just let her go.

Vanessa: I can't really -- oh, God! No, no, no, no! Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me! Don't touch me! No, no, no, no, no!

Vanessa: No, get off me! No, no, no --

Anna: Vanessa, please don't make a scene.

Vanessa: It's not my fault. It's not my fault.

Mateo: This is your swan song, Vanessa.

Vanessa: Oh, no, no. Oh, do you think you've won, don't you? But you haven't, you know, because Proteus -- Proteus will be back. You know he's going to get all of you, yes.

Greenlee: Look at you! You pathetic old woman!

Vanessa: Oh --

Greenlee: You're going to spend the rest of your wretched life rotting in prison! You -- you --

Trey: It's okay, Greenlee. She can't hurt you anymore.

Vanessa: Take -- my hands –

Kendall: So you're doing okay, Myrtle?

Myrtle: I'm fine. Oh, Ryan -- Ryan, is Erica safe?

Kendall: You know what? I'll go talk to him. Hey, what did you find out?

Ryan: Nothing. I found out nothing. They have the dining room blocked off. I can't find out anything.

Kendall: Well, the cops are on it.

Ryan: My father's in there.

Kendall: Chris can handle Vanessa.

Ryan: Not from a wheelchair he can't. If anything happens to that man --

Kendall: Listen -- listen to me, listen to me. Chris and Erica are survivors, okay? We know this, Ryan. Any second now, your dad and my mom are going to walk out of there like nothing happened. And I'll bet you five bucks the first thing Erica does is check her look in the mirror. What?

Ryan: You really believe that? There's not some small part of you that's scared about losing her?

Derek: Okay, everybody, move them back. Step back.

Anna: Please. Thank you.

Vanessa: No, stop, stop, stop! There's something really -- I have to prepare this speech because I have to thank Mr. Zanuck the first -- the first -- for giving me my first big break. Oh, my God. And I have to thank all of the little people. Well, we can't call them little people. That wouldn't be nice, would it?

Anna: Vanessa --

Maggie: Vanessa!

Vanessa: So if we don't thank --

Anna: Oh, Maggie, it's over.

Maggie: No, wait a minute, Anna. To think I was afraid of you. You know what? I'm going to make something of myself. And I'm going to make sure you pay for what you did to my sister. You didn't get away with a thing. You didn't get away with a damn thing, Vanessa!

Vanessa: Oh, yes, well, it's a wonderful test scene for you, and I think -- but work on your diction, would you? Because that is very important.

Trey: She can't hurt you now.

Greenlee: I can still feel the blade of that knife.

Trey: No, put it out of your mind, Greenlee. You're safe.

Greenlee: Trey, you're bleeding.

Trey: It's nothing.

Greenlee: No, that whack job cut you.

Trey: No, really, it's just a scratch.

Greenlee: You can't just leave it like that. Here. Can we --

Leo: Greenlee, you okay?

Greenlee: Yeah. Swell.

Trey: Looks like I got the worst of your mom's meltdown.

Leo: Well, don't expect a medal, cowboy. You almost got Greenlee killed.

Trey: I almost got Greenlee killed?

Leo: You had to play the hero, right? Make the big save? Well, you almost put Greenlee's life on the line when you did that.

Trey: Greenlee's life was on the line.

Leo: No, you hyped the stakes, buddy!

Trey: Leo, your mother was completely unhinged. I had to act fast.

Leo: Yeah, right. Danger jockey to the rescue, right?

Greenlee: I don't believe this, Leo. You're bent out of shape because Trey saved my life?

Leo: That was a grandstand play, Greenlee!

Greenlee: Well, yeah -- for my life.

Leo: I had the situation under control!

Greenlee: Really?

Leo: I was talking Vanessa down. She was about to surrender. Come on.

Greenlee: Or slit my throat.

Leo: Which still might have happened if he hadn't jumped you.

Trey: Yeah, but it didn’t. And Greenlee's safe. Now, I have a question. When you were talking Vanessa down, what was that part about the escape being planned?

Greenlee: Yeah. Yeah, I'm curious about that myself.

Leo: Do you remember when I told you about Vanessa’s confession on the videotape? Well, I got her to admit to the split-personality thing because I told her I was going to leave the country with her, that's all.

Trey: And the bit about Vienna? And everything being in place?

Leo: Just forget it. It's over. It doesn't matter. I just -- I'm -- I hate that this happened to you again, Greenlee, and I'm -- I'm really sorry.

Greenlee: So am I, Leo.

Leo: Can I go talk to you for a minute?

Greenlee: No, I can’t. I can't do this anymore.

[Leo sighs]

Simone: Leo, are you okay?

Leo: Oh -- well, why wouldn't I be?

[Leo laughs]

Leo: I mean, at least we got a slam-bang finish for the final chapter of the book, right?

Simone: Yeah, yeah. It's good copy. Tell me about Vienna.

Leo: It was just an escape plan that we used whenever things got hot.

Simone: Well, how did it work?

Leo: Well, Vanessa would stash some cash in a locker at an airport or a bus station or a train station or whatever -- just enough to get us out of whatever country we were in. It would tide us over until we, you know, got our hands on the big money.

Simone: You and Vanessa?

Leo: Yeah. She would take the locker key and she'd put it in a potted plant somewhere.

Simone: Wow, that's amazing. Really.

Leo: Yeah, amazing. Those were the glory days, Simone. I mean, she actually thought that we were going to get back there.

Simone: I know.

Leo: Can you believe that? Talk about the grand illusion. At least we could name one of the chapters that, right?

Simone: Yeah.

Leo: Look, I just got to get out of here. All right?

Simone: Okay.

Leo: I'll see you.

Sine: Okay.

[Maggie sighs]

David: Are you okay?

Maggie: Yeah, I guess. Now that -- well, now that they dragged her off in handcuffs, yeah. Where are they going to take her?

David: Probably oak haven. Look, don't you worry, Maggie. I'm going to make sure that they fit her an extra snug straitjacket, okay?

Maggie: Bye. Whew.

Leo: Well. I guess our family definitely knows how to put on a big show, right?

Maggie: Yeah, I'm glad I missed it.

Leo: Listen, can I see the key to David's room --

Maggie: Yeah.

Leo: Real quick?

Maggie: Sure. What for?

Leo: I think that I might have forgot something up there.

Maggie: Okay.

Leo: So --

Maggie: Yeah.

Leo: All right.

Opal: Palmer, are you all right?

Palmer: What a spectacle.

Opal: Oh, boy. It was quite a floorshow, all right.

Palmer: To think that I paved that harridan's way into everybody's lives.

Opal: Oh, you had no way of knowing.

Palmer: She used me. She hid behind my respectability to peddle drugs to my grandnephew.

Opal: Well, that she-dog had us all hornswoggled, Palmer.

Palmer: Not you, Opal. She never fooled you.

Brooke: Jamie, you know that Vanessa can't hurt you, don't you?

Edmund: She's going to be locked up for a long, long time.

Tad: Jamie, you all right? You must have been pretty scared. Jamie?

Brooke: I'll -- I'll get him.

Tad: Wait a minute. You're not going anywhere.

Erica: The next time we go out to dinner, we'll go to my house.

Chris: I was totally useless in there.

Erica: That's not what I saw.

Chris: Oh, come on, Erica. Vanessa was in there flashing a knife in my face, and there wasn't a damn thing I could do about it.

Erica: You stood up to her, that's what you did. You stood up to her, and you defended me. That's not nothing.

Ryan: There you two are. Yeah. Thank God you're all right.

Chris: Yeah.

Kendall: I'm glad you're safe, Mother.

Vanessa's voice: Because everything is in place, isn't it? I mean, you remember -- you remember the routine because the key's always stashed right there. Right there, and you know what? Your brother thinks he's so bloody smart, but he never sees the forest for the trees, does he?

Leo: Huh. Oh, my God. If there's one thing I can say about you, Mother, you never run out of surprises.

Edmund: Look, I'm just going to make sure that Jamie’s all right.

Tad: No, you're not. It's not your job, is it?

Edmund: What is wrong with you?

Tad: You are.

Edmund: What did I do?

Tad: What did you do? In the first place, you were the one that left him alone in that hospital so that maniac could get her hands on him. Because of you, he's got a nice little spot on her hit list. You know that, don't you?

Edmund: Tad, I understand. Listen, I feel bad that I left him alone at the hospital. I'm not going to be blamed for what Vanessa did tonight, all right? I hate what is happening to Jamie.

Tad: If that's true, then do us all a favor and leave my son the hell alone.

[Edmund sighs]

Brooke: You guys want to duke it out or you want to know how Jamie is?

Tad: How is he?

Brooke: He's with Phoebe and Joe right now.

Tad: Did he say anything?

Brooke: He didn't say anything.

Tad: I'll go check on him.

Brooke: All right. Listen, I don't want you to take anything that Tad said tonight personally, okay? Really, it's been a very emotional night. It has been for everybody.

Edmund: Brooke, do me a favor. Just tell me something. Tell me that you know that I would never do anything --

Brooke: You are not to blame for tonight. Anyway, so much for our engagement party.

Edmund: Do me a favor.

Brooke: Yeah?

Edmund: Can we make a pact?

Brooke: Yeah.

Edmund: No more surprises.

Brooke: You got it.

Edmund: Okay? Promise?

Brooke: Yes.

Edmund: Promise. Whew.

Simone: Mateo? I know this is probably a bad time, but there's something I'd really like to say.

Mateo: Go ahead.

Simone: Well, about tonight, what Vanessa said about you being like Proteus --

Mateo: Uh-huh. What about it?

Simone: Well, it's a lie. You're not cruel, nor are you heartless. I mean, it's just not in you. That's not who you are.

Mateo: You have no idea who I am. Excuse me.

Erica: I appreciate the sentiment, Kendall. It was very tense in there. It was very tense. This Vanessa’s a very scary woman.

Chris: Well, I'm glad you missed it. It's -- it's a memory you both can live without, trust me.

Erica: Oh, my gosh, where's Myrtle?

Myrtle: I'm right -- right here.

Erica: Oh! Oh, thank God!

Myrtle: Oh, thank God, you're both safe. I was, well, worried to death.

Erica: Are you all right?

Myrtle: Yes, yes, I'm fine. Kendall took care of me.

Kendall: Chris, you should have seen your son Ryan. He wanted to storm the dining room and save you.

Ryan: Yeah, like the cops would have let me anywhere near the place.

Chris: It's like they say -- it's the thought that counts.

Erica: Well, I think that we've all had enough excitement. I want to get Myrtle home.

Myrtle: Well, I'll tell you what. I'll see you both in the car, okay?

Erica: Okay. All right.

Ryan: Well, I'm just glad that, you know, nobody was hurt.

Chris: And I guess this turned into a blue-sky day, after all.

Kendall: Where's Donald Steele when you need a headline?

Erica: You really were worried about me?

Kendall: Who'd believe it?

Erica: Well, I will see you tomorrow morning at Enchantment. Oh, and, Kendall, don't be late.

Kendall: You can lose the smirk, Ryan.

Ryan: What?

Kendall: You think my soft spot's showing again.

Ryan: Don't worry; I won't let it get out.

Kendall: Look, just because I'm glad Erica’s not dead doesn't mean we're going to start baking cookies together. I'm still watching my back when she's around.

Anna: What's the word on Vanessa?

David: I just spoke with the doctor. He got the results back from the blood work.

Jack: Yes, and?

David: Vanessa tested positive for a drug that induces psychosis.

Anna: Does he know specifically what drug was used?

Jack: Look, she was confined to her room with security outside. How the hell did she get ahold of a controlled substance?

Anna: I guess in her world, anything's possible.

Vanessa: Twinkle, twinkle little star how I wonder

Proteus' voice: Where did you hide it, Vanessa? Where did you stash the money?

Vanessa: Shh. I -- I don't know.

>> Stay tuned for scenes from the next "All My Children."

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

Kendall: You miserable, self-serving little witch; you did it to me again!

Bianca: You are throwing around Vanessa’s drug money?

Greenlee: Oh --

Liza: Protect Colby.

Mia: What did Adam say to you?

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