AMC Transcript Wednesday 4/24/02


All My Children Transcript Wednesday 4/24/02

Provided by Suzanne

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Tad: You don't go consulting some psychiatrist about our son without telling me first.

Trey: Your sworn testimony will show that my client is clearly delusional.

Greenlee: You want me to get Vanessa off on an insanity plea?

Leo: If we write this book, the final chapter's going to be all about Greenlee and how she came so close to losing her life. I don't ever want her to have to relive one moment of that nightmare.

[Leo attacks Trey in Greenlee's office]

Leo: Stay away from her, do you understand me?

Greenlee: Get off him!

Trey: Get off me!

Leo: Give her some peace! Do you understand me?

Greenlee: Are you crazy! You could hurt him!

Trey: One move and you die.

Leo: Ok.

Jake: Excuse me, did I get any messages while I was out?

Palmer: Well, I have a message for you. Here, do your work.

Jake: What is this?

Palmer: That's the proposal for mandatory retirement. It's been on your desk for two weeks.

Jake: Palmer, I don't even have time to get into this now. Will you page --

Palmer: Well, just make time. All you have to do is sign it before the next board meeting, and you're wasting the hospital's money every day you delay on this.

Jake: Listen, this has nothing to do with saving money. This is about your way of trying to get rid of my father, and I won't stand for it.

Palmer: Well, I can't help it if your father falls within the target group of retirement.

Jake: Palmer, you can take your proposal and you can shove it. You'd be spitting bricks right now if someone was trying to get rid of you because of your age.

Joe: Jake, Jake --

Jake: You're just a damn hypocrite.

Joe: Take it easy. You've got an audience.

Jake: You back the hell off or I'm going to throw you out of here myself.

[Tad talks on the phone]

Tad: Well, did you try "Cooney"? Just make sure the spelling's right. Or try "Cortlandt." Listen, I'm going to have to get back to you, ok? Thanks.

Tad: So what do you say, sport -- you want to hit the batting cages? Your mom thought we'd -- how'd that happen?

Tad: A fight? You got in a fight? Stop. Jamie, I want an answer. Wait a minute. Listen, you are not going anywhere until you talk to me.

[Jamie still refuses to talk - Brooke comes into the room]

Brooke: Oh, my God. Don't you think you've done enough damage already?

Leo: Ok!

Trey: Not smart. Blowing up on the wrong guy.

Leo: You mess with Greenlee again, I am going to jack your punk ass.

Trey: Oh, for what, doing my job?

Leo: Your job sucks. So do you. You act all new-age sensitive and then have her give you the play-by-play of the worst day of her life?

Trey: I was just getting a record --

Leo: You're getting nothing! Greenlee, let's go.

Leo: Where the hell did she go?

Trey: Where's Ms. Smythe?

Woman: Are you kidding? The way you two were going at it? She bolted.

Leo: She took off?

Woman: And I'm right behind her. I'll send you my bill.

Leo: Damn it!

Trey: Hey, you're the one that sent her off running.

Leo: Oh, yeah, well, your little Kung Fu grip didn't exactly help matters, either, buddy.

Trey: I was using self-defense. It's within the law --

Leo: Shut up, ok?

Trey: No, no, no, it's your stupid macho temper that added to her trauma. You just don't get it, do you? First she was left on a desert island --

Leo: By your freaking client.

Trey: Who doubles as your mother. And then she was held at knife-point?

Leo: Again, by your freaking client.

Trey: Then on top of it all, you bust in here like some maniac.

Leo: To stop you! I didn't want her to have to relive that hell! What are you doing here? No, really, why are you even here?

Trey: I'm here to take a deposition.

Leo: So you always bring flowers to your depositions? What are you really doing here?

Trey: I'm not really sure --

Leo: You want her, right? You try to make nice with the bouquets and the lunches and the pathetic politeness.

Trey: Look, I knew that what I was asking Greenlee to do would be difficult.

Leo: Ok, well, that's awfully big of you, Trey.

Trey: Blame me all you want, but I'm not the one that sent her running out of here.

Leo: No? She never would've talked about that stuff unless she was being deposed.

Trey: When we were alone, she was calm and relaxed, and --

Leo: Yeah, that's total BS.

Trey: And then she was fine until --

Leo: Until what? Till, what, I came in?

Trey: Good, you notice, tough guy. You went postal and sent her o the deep end. You are just like your mother, no impulse control.

Leo: You'd better watch your mouth or I'm going to beat you down again.

Trey: Face it, you sent her world crashing. It's what you're good at.

Leo: You're right. I did it again.

Trey: These last few weeks, her entire life has been about violence.

Leo: And then I give her a ringside seat again.

Trey: Yeah, you come crashing in here like some crazed maniac, jumping me.

Leo: Reminding Greenlee of Vanessa again.

Trey: Good. Now you see it. Now do Greenlee a favor -- stay away from her.

Leo: No, that's not enough.

Trey: Give it a chance. Every time she sees you --

Leo: I rip her world apart even when I'm trying to help her.

Trey: Well, you can't, so stay away.

Leo: Tell you what, I'm going to do one better, ok? I'm just going to leave town so Greenlee can move on with her life. I have to.

Trey: No! That's a really bad idea.

[Simone enters the elevator in her building and runs into Greenlee]

Simone: Oh. Jeez, you scared the hell out of me. Greenlee? What's wrong?

Joe: What's going on with you two, anyway?

Palmer: Jake's dragging his feet on signing that mandatory proposal --

Jake: It's nothing, Dad. It's hospital business.

Palmer: Well, I think your father would be very interested in that.

Jake: Well, I don't and I'll handle hospital business the way that I see fit.

Joe: Jake, Jake, what did -- Jake, what did Palmer do to you that's got you so upset?

Palmer: What did I do?

Jake: Dad, listen, I just said I would take care of it, so why don't you let me.

Joe: You're right, you're right. It is your decision. I'm sure you'll do the right thing.

Jake: I thought I told you to leave.

Palmer: Any time I take orders from a two-bit --

Mia: Hey, don't you want to get some tea with me or something?

Jake: What is this? Is this "get in Jake's face" day? Why don't you back off.

Tad: He got in a fight.

Brooke: I know that. The teacher called me at "Tempo" and told me. What happened? It's ok. It's all right. Oh, ok. You all right? You want to talk about it?

[Jamie still won't talk]

Tad: I guess not. He was trying to walk out of the room when I asked him about it.

Brooke: I saw what was happening. Sweetie, you know Dr. McMillan, right? He has an associate, a very nice woman who -- she's agreed to see the three of us.

Tad: Agreed? Wait a minute, we're going to see another doctor now?

Brooke: Yes, I made an appointment for today. And you don't have to be embarrassed or upset or anything because everything that we say there is confidential. You know that, right?

Tad: Why do we have to be in such a rush? Shouldn't we wait to see Dr. McMillan?

Brooke: Jamie, you want to go outside for just a minute? I'm going to talk to your dad alone, ok?

[Jamie leaves the room]

Brooke: You don't have to come to the hospital with us, but I am not putting this off.

Tad: Don't be ridiculous. Of course I'm going to come to the hospital. Forgive me if I don't think the situation is intense enough to merit seeing another doctor.

Brooke: Well, you didn't think that Jamie should stay home from school for a few days, either.

Tad: Wait a minute, if you're trying to blame me for this, then that's patently ridiculous.

Brooke: Yes, Tad, I do blame you.

Tad: Why?

Brooke: Because you insisted that he go back to school before he was ready.

Tad: And I stand by it. Listen, being with his friends is probably the best thing that could happen to him.

Brooke: Really? You see evidence of that? The only thing I saw was a bloody lip.

Tad: Kids can be rough. What do you want me to do about it?

Brooke: And so can adults. When he gets into trouble, you grab him like he is some --

Tad: No, no, no, wait, you don't know, ok? He was trying to leave the room when I tried to get an answer.

Brooke: You were trying to make him talk. You told him he had to talk. Don't you understand he can't talk? Don't you get that?

Tad: So what am I supposed to do, just sit back and swallow the fact that I can't communicate with my own son?

Brooke: Yelling and screaming doesn't make it better!

Tad: I wasn't yelling and screaming! I was trying to get an answer out of him!

Brooke: You cannot force him to get better, you know, and we cannot pressure him, either.

Tad: Just say it, ok? Just come out and say it -- you honestly think that I am capable of bullying my own son! Say it!

Brooke: It came out wrong, all right? I'm just -- I'm just upset.

Tad: We're both upset.

Brooke: Well, there are ways that we can deal with this, all right? We have to go or we're going to be late for this appointment.

Tad: Do you even want me to be a part of this?

Brooke: I just want to help my son.

Palmer: You know, he is a loose cannon.

Jake: Just stay out of this, Palmer. Mia, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bite your head off.

Palmer: If you can't handle the job, why don't you --

Jake: This proposal is a done issue. Now get.

Palmer: Well, the board doesn't agree with you, and I want to tell you, Jake, I have their full support.

Jake: You know what, Palmer? I could care less.

Mia: I'm not through with you. Don't speak, just walk.

Jake: What is it? What is it? Mia, hey, listen -- hey, Mia --

Brooke: Do you think Jamie was nervous? I thought he looked a little concerned.

Doctor: He's doing fine. He's in good hands.

Tad: How long is this going to take? I mean, he's not going to staring at little inkblots for the next couple days, is he?

Brooke: Tad.

Doctor: The analytical test is about 30 minutes and the behavioral test only about 20 minutes.

Brooke: So then when the tests are reviewed, will Dr. McMillan begin treatment?

Tad: Begin treatment? Wait a minute, we don't even know that's necessary. Do we know?

Brooke: Well, if it's needed, then --

Tad: If it's needed, we'll go ahead with it, but how do you know --

Doctor: Think you two should be put in separate corners?

Brooke: I'm sorry, we can't seem to agree what the best thing is for Jamie right now.

Doctor: Well, you might want to get on the same page. That may be part of your son's problem.

[Pager beeps]

Doctor: I'll be back when Jamie's completed his tests.

Brooke: Ok.

Brooke: Well, that went well with Dr. Cohen, the two of us going at it like that.

Tad: Well, this was your call from the beginning, remember?

Brooke: What does that mean?

Tad: That means, what, you're going to decide that we're just going to push ahead with treatment, we're going to rush ahead?

Brooke: I am --

Tad: Even if I'm not onboard? I get nothing to say about it?

Brooke: I am just trying to think about what is best for Jamie.

Tad: Well, maybe you should've thought about that before.

Brooke: Before what?

Tad: Before you got engaged.

Brooke: Are you blaming me? Are you saying that because I got engaged to Edmund --

Tad: I am saying that you and Edmund obviously didn't stop to think about how this was going to impact him. This is a huge change for Jamie.

Brooke: You know what? This doesn't have anything to do with Jamie or Edmund or me, does it?

Tad: Well, who's it got to do with, me?

Brooke: Yeah. You and Dixie.

[Mia pushes Jake into one of the hospital rooms]

Jake: Oh. Yeah, Liza's room. Now I get it.

Mia: You get what?

Jake: You. Evidently, you're trying to ream me out in here.

Mia: No, I brought you in here for some privacy.

Jake: What, you want me to inspect the room? Is that it? I might as well. I do everything else around this hospital.

Mia: It's the closest room with a shower with strong water pressure.

Jake: A shower?

Mia: Yeah.

Jake: What are you talking about?

Mia: Water therapy, which is what you need pronto. I'll watch the door.

Jake: But -- are you locking me in?

Mia: If I have to. So get undressed. I mean it. Don't make me come over there.

Greenlee: I saw Leo.

Simone: Isn't that a good thing? It didn't go well, huh?

Greenlee: Am I stupid? I mean, do I look like a stupid woman to you?

Simone: Not hardly. What happened? Oh, gosh. Leo's not ticked at you because I told you that he 86ed the book deal?

Greenlee: We didn't even get that far.

Simone: Well, why not? What happened?

Greenlee: Leo went crazy on Trey and he had him by the throat and --

Simone: Wait, Trey was at your office?

Greenlee: Yeah, and Leo went ballistic on him.

Simone: Because Trey was visiting you?

Greenlee: No, because Trey was getting my deposition. Leo slammed him on the desk.

Simone: Oh, wow.

Greenlee: And then Trey flipped Leo over and had him by the throat.

Simone: Oh, my gosh. Did you try to stop the fight?

Greenlee: I couldn't. It was like my feet were, like, glued to the floor and I couldn't move, I couldn't -- I couldn't say any words.

Simone: I hear you, girl. I mean, are they ok? I mean, who won?

Greenlee: I don't know. They could've strangled each other to death by now. The whole thing just reminded me of Vanessa and I just had to get out of there, and I ran so hard my sides hurt.

Simone: Oh. I'm sorry. I'm sorry you had to go through that. You know what? I'm going to go over to Leo's right now and I'm going to let him have it for playing street fighter.

Greenlee: No, you know what? I -- I really appreciate your go-get-him attitude, but what good is it going to do?

Simone: Well, at least it's something. I mean, I don't -- I hate seeing you --

Greenlee: Looking so pathetic? How'd I get here?

Simone: Honey, I ask myself that all the time. I've finally come to the conclusion that I have this knack for mucking up my life.

Greenlee: You, too, huh?

Simone: Well, I have never been one to take the easy way out.

Just ask my father. Greenlee: So we're a real pair. I thought things would be better when I pushed Leo and Jake away.

Simone: Well, yeah, but you got to push away your feelings, too.

Greenlee: I'm trying.

Simone: Well, I tried with Mateo. Lot of good that did. You know, but, of course, he was never in love with me. That's the difference right there.

Greenlee: I guess.

Simone: You guess? Oh, picture this -- he is never happy to see me and he's married. There's nothing about him that comes out at me -- nothing. Can you say that about Leo?

Greenlee: No, but tell me this -- how am I supposed to get over Leo when he keeps acting like he loves me?

Trey: Explain "leaving." What, are you going on a short vacation or --

Leo: More like a permanent vacation. I got to go. It's a no-brainer.

Trey: Yeah? Yeah, that's slick.

Leo: Call it what you like, ok, but this town just doesn't agree with me.

Trey: So your answer's running? Too bad.

Leo: What's with the bogus sympathy act? You should be happy.

Trey: Hey, I'm not worried about you. I'm thinking about Greenlee.

Leo: Good, so you can break the news to her, tell her that I'm nothing but bad luck and I've had nothing but bad relationships ever since I've been in this town.

Trey: This isn't a smart choice.

Leo: Well, for Greenlee, it's the best thing I can give her, ok? She's all yours, buddy. Tell her I said good-bye.

Trey: Forget it, Leo. You're not leaving.

Trey: I mean it, Leo. You can't leave town.

Leo: What, are you suffering from separation anxiety already?

Trey: Not even on a bad day. I'm thinking about Greenlee. She still needs you.

Leo: Ok, why don't you pick an emotion and stick to it, because first you tell me that I'm bad for Greenlee, which I agree with, then you tell me that I'm worse because I'm leaving?

Trey: Greenlee's incredibly vulnerable right now.

Leo: Ok, uh-huh, uh-huh. So I'm sure you'll shore all that up for her, right, and I'd be willing to bet money on that.

Trey: Always joking.

Leo: No, I'm not joking, Trey. The only joke is you thinking that you can get me to stay in this town.

Trey: Listen, I know you two are finito, but Greenlee still hasn't let go.

Leo: And you know why? It's because I represent painful memories for her and every time she sees me, I bring it all front and center.

Trey: She just needs to complete a few things with you before you go changing zip codes.

Leo: That's not the message that I'm getting from Greenlee, ok, and that's the message that I'm going to listen to.

Trey: So you don't care about Greenlee? You don't care about Vanessa's trial?

Leo: I don't give a rat's tail about Vanessa's trial, and I got to tell you, this good-guy act that you're stretching is like some weird sci-fi, psycho foul trip. I'm guessing it's because you want to get all close and cuddly with Greenlee, right?

[Phone rings]

Leo: Hey.

Bianca: Oh, good, no voice mail.

Leo: What's up?

Bianca: Well, the stupid registrar won't let me audit that Poli-Sci class because it's filled and the only photo lab closed right when I was about to sign up and the cafe's closed for inventory. Why even finish? Just know I am not having the best day.

Leo: You're not alone.

Bianca: How'd it go with Greenlee?

Leo: It didn't.

Bianca: Oh, Leo. I really wanted to hear somebody who's life was going better than mine.

Leo: Well, not mine, Binks, and --

Bianca: And what?

Leo: Listen, some things have changed. Are you free?

Bianca: Yeah, I'm at the Valley Inn just, you know, chilling.

Leo: Ok. I'm going to swing by the concierge's and then I'll be up there in a little bit.

Bianca: The concierge? How come?

Leo: Binks, you're going to have to find another place to stay for a while.

Bianca: Are you low on cash?

Leo: Well, no, I'm -- I'm leaving town, ok? I'll explain it all when I get there. Peace.

Leo: Be sure to tell Greenlee that I said good-bye.

Trey: You're not going anywhere.

Simone: I know you didn't say Leo's acting like he loves you. I mean, it's a done deal, Honey.

Greenlee: If he does love me, then why is he showing it by punching Trey out?

Simone: Well, that's what guys do. They come charging in to save the day bit.

Greenlee: I hate it.

Simone: Well, it's pretty insane.

Greenlee: It's driving me nuts.

Simone: Oh, I --

Greenlee: Huh. Ooh.

Simone: Yeah.

[Greenlee picks up a sexy teddy from Simone’s laundry basket]

Greenlee: Sexy.

Simone: Thanks. Yeah, it's on sale at boutique's. Too bad I don't have a man to model it for.

Greenlee: Or you could be like me, unable to sustain a relationship for more than five minutes with a man you're crazy about.

Simone: You know, Leo is probably kicking himself right now for popping off with Trey.

Greenlee: I hope Trey didn't hurt him. Leo's usually the one who ends up with all the bruises.

Simone: You've got it bad, you know that?

Greenlee: You know, Leo and I have done this makeup/breakup thing so many times that --

Simone: What, you think it's going to get easier? Please. We're talking about men. It's never easy. And then the crazy --

Greenlee: What?

Simone: It's weird.

Greenlee: Say it.

Simone: Well, it's clear that you and Leo have got crazy love.

Greenlee: But it's not working.

Simone: Ok, well, what was it like when you were with Jake?

Greenlee: What? Jake? Where did that come from?

Simone: Well, there was a point, right, where you were, you know, juggling your feelings between Jake and Leo?

Leo: Oh, please, don't take me back there again.

Simone: Well, I mean, check it out -- I mean, there's only one person that you're tormented by, right? Who?

Greenlee: Leo.

Simone: I mean, you're putting a whole lot of energy out there over him.

Greenlee: Well, that's because he's well, he's sort of --

Simone: Don't break a sweat. I'm just wondering, you know, did you ever really love Jake?

Greenlee: What?

Simone: Did you?

Greenlee: Jake is, well -- Jake was a great friend and lover.

Simone: Ok.

Greenlee: And he always knew what was good for me.

Simone: Well, then, yeah, I got my answer.

Greenlee: Me, too. You know, I'm going to put an end to this madness, starting with Jake.

Simone: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Don't get in too deep. I mean, men do not like being bachelor number two.

Greenlee: The only way I can clean up this mess is if I do it myself.

Simone: Ok, all right, but how?

Greenlee: Face to face. I'm going to put everything on the table

Simone: You want me to come with? You know, maybe as a buffer?

Greenlee: No! No, no, no. I can handle Jake, and I'll deal with Leo later.

Simone: Ok. All right, well, hit me on my cell, all right? When you finish, I want to hear.

Greenlee: Ok. And thank you.

Simone: Oh, don't mention it. Go. Go do what you got to do.

Jake: So keeping guard over me, locking me in, ordering me to undress? What's next, Mia?

Mia: Don't even ask.

Jake: Is this the way you treat all the doctors?

Mia: Just the ones who are in serious need of a time-out.

Jake: I was taking care of a girl who was in a car accident. She's probably about JR's age.

Mia: She ok?

Jake: Probably.

Mia: Probably? Well, that's kind of casual.

Jake: Well, I had to turn the case over to a first-year resident.

Mia: Why? Jake: Because Palmer -- Palmer's about to incite the hospital board.

Mia: Because?

Jake: Because he is pushing for mandatory retirement. Can you believe this old buzzard? What?

Mia: Nothing. Just, you know, I kind of like it when you let yourself go.

Jake: Well, believe me, I haven't even started to let myself go yet.

Mia: You know what? You're overworked, Jake. You know, it's not your fault.

Jake: What, am I snapping at people? Because I hate that. I don't want to do that. I'm just so stressed, I'm losing my voice here, I'm so bogged down with all this paperwork that I can't --

Mia: You can't spend quality time with the patient.

Jake: No, no, I can't. Does it show?

Mia: Yeah, in bright colors.

Jake: It's because of this -- you know what it is? It's this whole damn proposal thing that Palmer's putting together. All it is is just a cover to put my dad out of a job.

Mia: Ok.

Jake: What?

Mia: Sit. Sit. Sit.

Jake: Were you ever in the army, major Mia?

[Mia massages Jake’s neck]

Mia: Oh, my God, you have a nation of stress knots in your neck.

Jake: I can tell you who gave me every damn one of them, too.

Mia: And I was convincing myself that you weren't the type to hold a grudge.

Jake: So what else you telling yourself?

Mia: About you?

Jake: Ow.

Mia: Sorry.

Jake: Yeah, about me.

Mia: Well, don't laugh, but I was trying to picture you as a kid.

Jake: Hmm.

Mia: Was kind of wondering if you were always so serious.

Jake: Well, just depends on who you ask.

Mia: I'm asking you.

Jake: Uh, well, I guess I was a normal child, a typical young lad always wanting to play with his little green army guys.

Mia: Oh, yeah? Little wars in the sandbox?

Jake: Mm-hmm. Everywhere, actually. See, my favorite part was bandaging them up after e big battle.

Mia: Get out!

Jake: No, I'm serious. I would go in, I would raid the supplies out of my dad's office, and I would put tape around them, put them all back together, give them a little prognosis, send them on their way.

Mia: Oh, my gosh, that's cute -- and serious.

Jake: Well, I don't know. I guess maybe. You tell me.

Mia: You knew what you wanted to be even back then.

Jake: I did. And I certainly didn't think it was going to be about just proposals to review and board meetings to attend and --

Mia: And you can't do what you want because now you're the chief.

Jake: No, I can't. Mia, thank you. And I'm really sorry for cutting you off earlier. You're the last person in this hospital that I want to cut short. But I did not want my dad to hear what Palmer and I were arguing about.

Mia: You're protecting him.

Jake: Yeah, I was, I was, because if Palmer has his way, my dad won't even be able to consult at this hospital and he's going to be out of a job.

Mia: And you would feel responsible.

Jake: I would feel guilty because I took his job.

Mia: He asked you to.

Jake: That doesn't matter.

Mia: When was the last time you slept in your own bed?

Jake: I slept in my bed on Monday-- no, I crashed here on Monday. It was about two or three --

Mia: Ok, problem number one.

Jake: What?

Mia: Ok, it's just a quick fix, but, you know, it's a fix.

Jake: What is this, a shower?

Mia: You got it, a shower. I'll go get you a fresh lab coat and you can -- you can start the day over.

Jake: Ah, a do-over. Actually, that sounds promising. But you know, Mia, why is it that you're coming to my rescue?

Mia: Gee, I don't know, I sort of like turning the table sometimes. You did right by letting Liza go home early today to see Colby. So go. Soap. Soap up.

Jake: Bossy. You, me, alone in this room -- a private room -- and you guarding the door there. I don't know.

Mia: I don't know. It's good gossip material, huh?

Jake: I can hear the rumors starting already.

Mia: Well, you don't have to worry, I'll guard the door with my life.

Jake: You take really good care of me.

Mia: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Jake: No, I'm serious, you do.

Mia: No, it's fine.

Tad: That is ridiculous. What has Dixie got to do with anything?

Brooke: Oh, come on, all right? You are so preoccupied with Dixie leaving that you have given short shrift to everything in your life, especially to your son.

Tad: Wait a minute. Jamie has got 110% of my attention. And you're one to talk, with your engagement and all the details. It's total nonsense.

Brooke: What are you talking about? Jamie has been involved in every aspect of that.

Tad: Yeah, and we all know how much boys that age love engagement parties and shopping for diamond rings. And then, of course, there is Edmund.

Brooke: Edmund has included him in everything.

Tad: No comment.

Brooke: Oh, well, that would be a first.

Tad: Hey, wait a minute, you're the one that said you don't want to put pressure on the boy. What about Edmund, huh? What about Edmund treating him like a pal, dragging him along on interviews on drug dealers? I mean, what the hell's that about? That's why this whole thing started, remember?

Brooke: You know what you're doing? You're twisting Edmund's good intentions --

Tad: No, I'm not. I am simply calling the facts the way I see them and that is all.

Brooke: Yes, you are, and if you were not spinning the globe looking for Dixie, then Edmund wouldn't have to step in and be a pal.

Tad: Oh, I see, s what, he's just picking up the slack, is it? Never mind the fact that you two are the ones who shoved this one family for the price of two --

Brooke: Let's just stop this, all right? Just stop, stop. We can't do this. Really, we can't, not in front of Jamie.

Tad: I don't see as we have a choice. He's a smart boy. He's going to know there's some kind of rift between us.

Brooke: Fine, fine, he can know that, but we don't have to throw it in his face. Do we?

[Trey makes a phone call]

Trey: Yeah, yeah, I heard it from the man himself. That's right, Leo du Pres is planning on leaving. Yeah, you might want to check out his Valley Inn safe before he leaves.

[Leo and Bianca in the Valley Inn dining room]

Leo: So after my 12-round death match with Trey and everything else that happened with Greenlee, I'm just --

Bianca: You just decided to split. Well, my horoscope said this was going to be a day for setbacks, but this is just too much.

Leo: Why? What else is going on? I mean, I know that I sort of ruined our plans to be roommates and everything, Binks, but --

Bianca: You want more? Really, Leo, I mean, are you sure about relocating? You were just about to head for drama-free life.

Leo: Me? Never.

Bianca: Ok, but you and I were going to be living together and, you know, Vanessa's being taken care of in a major way. I guess my question is, you know, why leave now?

Leo: I don't know. I'm just making things too hard on Greenlee. You know, I represent too much bad energy for her, I guess. I don't know.

Bianca: Wow, now I feel really bad. Leo, don't ever take my advice again. I mean, even if I give you some, which I'm sure I will, just please ignore me.

Leo: Hey, Bianca, this isn't your mess.

Bianca: I'm the one who told you to go down there and tell her what you felt. And how about my brilliant plan to return uncle jack's files to his office, and then you get caught because of me? God, I mean, just shut me up next time, please?

Leo: Please, lighten up, would you? Lighten up. I did this to myself and I have to fix it. I'm the one that went to see Greenlee. And when I got there -- I don't know -- I saw Trey, you know, giving her the third degree, trying to get her to, you know, tell him everything about what happened with Vanessa and everything, and I just -- I don't know -- I lost it.

Bianca: You were just trying to protect her.

Leo: What, by bringing more anger and violence into her life?

Bianca: Leo, you didn't go there with the intention of losing it like that.

Leo: No, I'm nothing but a head trip for that girl. I just bring her more static and grief. You know, I just -- she was probably so upset when she tore out of there.

Bianca: Leo, that doesn't mean that it was your fault, that you're responsible.

Leo: I was so busy kicking Trey's butt that I didn't even see what was happening to her. I mean, how could I be such an idiot?

Bianca: Leo, come on, you love her.

Leo: Every time I think that I'm trying to help that girl, I end up just hurting her worse. I don't blame her one bit for wanting to stay the hell away from me. I want to stay the hell from me. I mean, I have to respect that, right? I have to stop trying to make us both believe that we belong together. So what do you think? Tell me. I mean, even if it's bad, tell me. It means a lot to me.

Bianca: I just -- I think it's incredibly sad.

Leo: Me, too.

Bianca: I mean, how can two people who love each other so much have so much trouble keeping things together?

Leo: That's what I kept asking myself. And the only thing that I could come up with was we're not meant to be.

Bellman: Mr. du Pres?

Leo: Yeah? Did they get the stuff out of the safe for me?

Bellman: Just give us a few more minutes.

Leo: Ok, I appreciate it.

Leo: So -- you're ticked off at me for leaving, aren't you?

Bianca: No, I'm not ticked off at you. I'm just feeling like -- I don't know -- things don't turn out the way they should.

Leo: Oh, well, welcome to my world.

[Mia talks on her cell phone]

Mia: Be home soon. Ok, yeah, with jellybeans. Of course. Bye.

Jake: Now, how did you know that that shower had such great water pressure? It was really nice.

[Greenlee races into the hospital]

Greenlee: Hi. I'm looking for Dr. –

[The nurse is on the phone and ignores Greenlee]

Greenlee: Diva. Excuse me. This is an emergency. Do you know where Dr. Jake Martin is?

Nurse: Well, he was here earlier, but --

Greenlee: Oh, he's gone for the day?

Nurse: He went off with a physical therapist, a trainee.

Greenlee: Off? Off where?

Nurse: Down the hall there --

Greenlee: That way?

Nurse: Yeah.

Greenlee: Thanks bunches.

Tad: Jamie, you hungry? Would you like a sandwich?

[Jamie ignores Tad and goes upstairs]

Tad: So what now?

Brooke: Now? I think it's very simple -- we find a starting place for Jamie, where he feels stable.

Tad: I agree. What exactly would you call stable?

Brooke: Compromise, Tad. Is that something you think you can do?

Tad: Do I think? All I've ever done is compromise.

Brooke: Oh --

Tad: How do you expect him to feel stable with your choice in men?

Brooke: What exactly are you talking about?

Tad: What, I got to spell it for you? Fine. I'm sorry, Sweetheart, but you have lousy taste in men. Now, his entire life, all he's ever done is sit there and watch the parade go by. I mean, a psychotic, a child pornographer, an ex-con --

[Edmund walks in and hears what Tad is saying]

Edmund: That's it, Martin! You get out of this house now.

Mia: Well, you look less stressed.

Jake: I feel great, thanks to you.

Mia: Yep, I told you, there's nothing a hot shower can't fix.

Jake: So, feel like going to get a sandwich or something?

Mia: Oh, I can't. Liza and Colby are waiting for me, actually.

Jake: Oh. Well, thanks to you, this hospital did not suffer a major meltdown.

Mia: Cool.

Jake: I'd have never done this.

Mia: Yeah, well, I won't tell anybody, ok? So I have to go. I'll see you later.

[Greenlee barges in and sees a dripping we Jake, clad only in a towel and - - - Mia standing close by]

Greenlee: Whoa.

Bianca: So? What are your plans? Where you going to go, or is it back to drifting?

Leo: It's what I'm best at. You know that.

Bianca: I would give you a hard time, but I'm not up to it.

Leo: You are in some mood, little lady. What's really going on with you?

Officer: Leo du Pres?

Leo: What's up, fellas? That's me.

Officer: Here. The contents of your hotel safe are being confiscated.

Leo: "Search the premises"? You've got to be kidding. On what grounds? Who authorized this?

Officer: It's all in there. Ongoing criminal investigation.

Bianca: Leo, what's in the safe?

Leo: It's cash to get the hell out of this pit.

Officer: You can cancel that plan, pal. You're not going anywhere.

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

Leo: Get lost, Trey.

Trey: I'm afraid this is all my fault.

Brooke: The first step is family counseling, all four of us.

Greenlee: Don't you get it?

Jake: Get what, Greenlee? What are you talking about?

Greenlee: We really don't want each other anymore.

Mia: Are you going to risk going to jail just to prove you're right?

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