All My Children Transcript Monday 5/6/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Roger: I'm not going to hurt Greenlee, but this feels too good to throw away.
Leo: "Enchantment Research and Development File?" Is this the reason they gave you the job?
Edmund: Tad tore up your life, and Iím not going to let him do it again.
Tad: I guess I should have knocked.
Trey: Get me the money now!
Chris: What are you doing?
Kendall: Getting even. You ready, Erica?
Greenlee: I did not steal Ericaís precious beauty secrets.
Leo: Huh? Damn, Greenlee, I was sort of getting turned on picturing you sneaking around in a little black mask.
Greenlee: I scored this coup on sheer talent.
Leo: So -- so Revlon came after you?
Greenlee: They were panting, Leo.
Leo: Wow. So, what about this file --
Greenlee: Oh, that was Kendallís not-so-bright idea. She was ready to sell Erica out in exchange for a slot here at Revlon.
Leo: Wow. I bet Ericaís loving that.
Greenlee: Erica set the whole thing up to get rid of Kendall and keep me chained to Enchantment. Instead, Kendall got busted and I got a job on Revlonís dream team. That will teach Erica to try and outfox me.
Erica: Have you lost your mind, Kendall?
Kendall: On the contrary, Erica. I've never seen things more clearly.
Chris: This is a joke, right, Kendall? That gun -- that gun is a toy.
Kendall: It's not a joke, Chris. And the gun's not a toy. It's a .25 caliber payback. Excuse me; could you please bring Ms. Kane a glass of water? You've got that parched look, Mother. Or is it fear?
Ryan: Kendall, stop kidding around. Give me the gun.
Kendall: Erica's the master game player here, Ryan. She played me for a fool, and now she's going to pay for it.
Greenlee: Take that, Erica!
Leo: That's right.
Greenlee: I wish I could be there to see La Kane freak when she finds out her little scheme backfired.
Leo: So -- so you think that losing Kendall's costing her?
Greenlee: She lost her M.V.P -- me.
Leo: So you think she's going to come after you?
Greenlee: Let her. I feel like I could take on the world.
Leo: Wow. Somebody ate their power breakfast today.
Greenlee: I got my dream man, my dream job, I stuck it to Erica and her spindly spawn. I am having the best freaking week of my life!
Leo: To my fearless fiancťe.
Greenlee: I'm not the only one who made hard choices.
Leo: Ah --
Greenlee: Turning down that book offer started us down the aisle.
Leo: And I would do it again in a heartbeat, Greenlee. But I -- you know, I still feel bad about shafting Simone like that, you know?
Greenlee: She helped us reconnect, so I asked her to be maid of honor at our wedding.
Leo: Oh, really?
Leo: What, do you think making her wear peach organza is going to show her that you care?
Greenlee: Simone would look hot in a gunnysack. You know, at first I thought she was so after you. But now I'm wise. Simone's just not the sneak-around type.
Simone: Oh, these are beautiful. "Sweet Simone, let's repeat the magic soon. R.S." They're beautiful.
Roger: They're weeds compared to you.
Tad: What's really bothering you is that she picked me and your ego can't take it.
Brooke: Tad, you get out of my house!
Tad: For some reason you just weren't man enough to --
Brooke: I mean it! I mean it! I'm going to call the -- Jamie! Jamie? Can't you see what you're doing? Stop it! Both of you! For God's sake! Jamie? Jamie? Where did he go?
Tad: Jamie! He's probably upstairs. Jamie! James!
Brooke: Jamie? Honey? Jamie! Jamie!
Tad: He's not upstairs.
Brooke: Oh, no, I think he took off.
Tad: I'll check --
Edmund: Keep checking out back.
Brooke: All right. Jamie, honey, are you here? Please, honey, answer me! Answer me, please! Jamie!
Tad: He's not in the car.
Brooke: I knew it. He's run away.
Tad: No, he hasnít. Listen to me -- listen to me, okay? He's just upset, that's all. He'll come back. I promise.
Trey: I don't need your freaking specialist! I want my 20 grand!
Mia: Trey, you don't understand. Adam's going to fly this guy in. He's going to treat William. The baby's going to be okay. We don't have to pay for anything.
Trey: Yeah, well, it's going to cost me big time!
Mia: No. Adam is going to pay for all of it. All you have to do is give me the name of the hospital, and then Adam and Liza are going to help us.
Trey: The help I need is in those bankbooks. Now, you get those for me, or I am going to open up a whole new world of hurt for you, Mia.
Kendall: Hey, can we get that water I asked for over here, please? Guess they don't know who they're dealing with, huh, Mother? One slip-up, and the great and powerful Erica Kane could have them shipped off to the Burger Barn -- or Revlonís Paris office.
Erica: Okay, I've had enough. Chris, would you please take me home?
Chris: No. Don't move.
Kendall: I don't want to hurt anyone. Yet.
Brooke: Jamie's not at Simonís.
Tad: J.R. hasnít heard from him, either.
Brooke: So where could he have gone?
Tad: Wherever it is, he'll come back, okay?
Brooke: Who knows how long he was standing there and what he heard. I just wish that I had seen him sooner.
Tad: I'm sorry. I was an idiot for tearing into Edmund.
Brooke: Oh, the two of you were going at each other! Edmund?
Edmund: I -- I went up and down the block. Thereís no sign of him but his bike is still here.
Tad: Least that's something. He can't have gone far. I'm going to check the schoolyard.
Edmund: I'll go with you.
Tad: I don't think seeing you is going to make him want to come home.
Brooke: Call me?
Tad: I will.
Edmund: What do you want me to do?
Brooke: There's nothing. I'm going to call Aunt Phoebe in case he went there. Oh, I don't want to worry her.
Edmund: Brooke, Tad blames me for Jamie running away.
Brooke: Oh, Edmund --
Edmund: What do you think? I mean, you think if it weren't for me that your son would be happy here at home with you and Tad?
Mia: Trey, why would you want to hurt me?
Trey: Stop asking stupid questions and get me that money!
Mia: That money is Liza's.
Trey: I told you not to get her involved. This is between you and me, nobody else.
Mia: Except for the baby. Except for his adoptive parents.
Trey: Look, forget about the baby!
Mia: I can't forget about the baby! You told me that if we didn't get him his treatment, he was going to die. How can you -- how could you pass up a chance to save him? How could you do that? This isn't about the baby at all, is it? You made up that cruel story just to squeeze money out of me?
Trey: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Big, bad Trey. This is all a big con. Now, are you going to get me that money, or do I have to hit up Ms. Moneybags for the cash?
Mia: If you lied about my baby, what else did you lie about? Huh, Trey?
Mia: Oh, and I'm supposed to believe that after what you just put me through? How do I even know that my baby's in a good home? How do I know that he's safe? What else did you lie about, Trey?
Trey: I don't have time for this.
Mia: Well, make time! I want to know the truth about my son!
Waiter: Are you ready to order?
Kendall: I think we need a little more time.
Erica: Kendall, obviously, I've done something to upset you.
Kendall: Wow. You think? It's those laser instincts that make you such a mega-mogul. But there are things that you love more than profits. Like Bianca. You'd let Enchantment take a swan dive off the New York Stock Exchange for your precious little girl. You'd hand feed your secret formula to the competitors just to protect Bianca from being around her evil, mean half sister.
Erica: Kendall, when are you going to stop letting your jealousy get the best of you?
Ryan: Kendall, let whatever this is go and let's get out of here. Come on.
Kendall: Ryan, I'm not ready to let it go. You're quite the actress, Erica, taking on a dual role -- the doting, forgiving mother to my face and the scheming destroyer behind my back. How did you keep the roles straight? Like the time we were playing poker and you were all gushy and girlie as my new best friend? But you were really just setting me up for the mother of all falls.
Ryan: Kendall, just, please, give me the gun.
Kendall: While you were busy screwing me over, Greenlee went ahead and traded in for a hot new spot at Revlon. She sold you out. And you sold me out. And everyone got sold out.
Erica: I don't believe that about Greenlee.
Kendall: So what else is new? Greenlee and I had quite an info exchange -- all about how you hired me to keep me close while you cooked up ways to get me out of town, how you and Greenlee hooted and hollered behind my back.
Chris: Erica, is this true?
Kendall: Tell him, Erica. I was the heir to nothing but your humiliation and hatred. Why didn't I see it coming? Why didn't I learn from my day in court that I am and will be nothing compared to Bianca? Why did you let me believe this time was different? Why did you let me think that this time you cared? Why, Erica? Because the truth is you hate me right now as much as you did the day I was born. Don't you?
Greenlee: Oh --
Leo: Here's to the view from the top of the world, Greenlee!
Greenlee: Oh, it was a hard climb, but it was so worth it!
Woman: Ms. Smythe? Welcome to Revlon. I'm Casey Wexler. I'd like to make your transition to our team as smooth as possible.
Greenlee: It's been great so far.
Casey: Here's your schedule.
Greenlee: A press conference to announce my hiring, lunch with the executive board, product launch, dinner with the C.E.O. --
Leo: Oh, wow.
Casey: Now, you'll want to hire your own assistant. I've included a list of candidates, but feel free to add some other names. If there's anything you need, please don't hesitate to ask.
Greenlee: Leo, did you get all of that?
Leo: Yeah. The girl has arrived!
Greenlee: Arrived? No more standing in the shadows while Erica hogs the limelight.
Leo: So, who are you going to pick as your assistant?
Greenlee: Someone sweet, loyal, jobless --
Leo: No, no, no, no, no. No. Forget it. No. I've already tried the corporate thing with Palmer and Brooke --
Greenlee: I mean my new best friend, Simone.
Leo: Oh. Well, I mean, she's a good choice. But are you sure she's going to want to do it?
Greenlee: Well, until she bags a Pulitzer, she's got to pay the rent. Besides, she might get into this glamour bag.
Greenlee: A nine-to-five gig will get her mind off Mateo. Simone could even meet her dream man right here at Revlon. Come on!
Leo: What, are we taking off early on your first day?
Greenlee: Oh, no. I don't start a full day until tomorrow. I want to go back to the loft and surprise Simone with the good news.
Brooke: Edmund, I don't blame you for anything.
Brooke: No, I donít. I just wish that we had taken Jamieís feelings into consideration before you and Tad went at each other.
Edmund: Brooke, Jamieís feelings are part of the reason why I went after Tad. It's not just what Tad is doing to you, it's how it affects Jamie.
Brooke: If you can just stand back a little bit.
Edmund: How am I going to do that? I mean, I love Jamie like Maddie and Sam. I can't separate myself just because Tad's ego is on the line. We're going to be a family just as soon as I say, "I do," okay? And I'm going to do my damndest to make it work.
Brooke: I know you mean that.
Brooke: Which is why I'm going to ask you to do something for me.
Edmund: Name it.
Brooke: I want you to leave.
Mia: Tell me about my son, Trey. Is he okay?
Trey: Yeah. Yeah, he's fine.
Mia: And his adoptive family?
Trey: Everything you could want. Dad's got a solid job. Mom stays at home and spoils him. The kid's got it made.
Mia: Why did you make all that up?
Trey: Because I needed the money, okay?
Mia: You used my baby to get to me? You put me through that hell after everything we've been through?
Trey: I was desperate.
Mia: What do you need the money for?
Trey: You don't need to know that.
Mia: I'm sorry, I can't help you. I canít.
Trey: Liza can.
Mia: I am not hitting Liza up for money.
Trey: You have access to the bankbooks. You can just get it for me.
Mia: I am not stealing money from my sister.
Trey: You hardly know her! You don't owe her anything.
Mia: She's the only family I have. If you think I'm going to risk that just to bail you out of whatever mess you got yourself into, you can just go and you can con somebody else, all right?
Trey: Mia -- when we were setting up your baby's adoption, did we ever talk about paternal rights? It's nothing to me, but it might be something that your baby's father might be interested in.
Erica: I'm guilty, Kendall. I'm guilty of everything that you've accused me of.
Kendall: You admit you set me up.
Erica: I may have set you up, but I didn't make you double-cross me. And you wouldn't be sitting across the table from me right now feeling so betrayed if you hadn't betrayed me yourself.
Kendall: Everything's a test with you.
Erica: And you always fail, don't you? Anything I did to try to try to get you out of town was warranted because you have proven that you are totally vindictive, Kendall, from the beginning.
Kendall: Who brought me here, Mother?
Erica: That is something I will always regret.
Kendall: Why did you do it?
Erica: Because I was so desperate -- so desperate to protect Bianca because she is so important to me, and that is what is eating you up inside. That's why you gave her champagne and hoped she would drink it and get behind the steering wheel and kill herself.
Kendall: I never wanted Bianca dead.
Erica: Oh, no, what, scarred? Paralyzed? Arrested? Humiliated? What? But as usual, you failed. And since that accident, Bianca and I have become closer. And in fact, she is moving home with me. So you will never hurt Bianca again.
Chris: Erica, that's enough.
Erica: No, Chris, it's time that Kendall faced the truth. I will never choose you over Bianca. And if you want to shoot me for that, if you want to kill me for that, well, then just go ahead. Just pull the trigger.
Ryan: You heard her, Kendall. Go ahead, pull the trigger.
Simone: Roger, we can't do this.
Simone: Someone might see us.
Roger: Relax, Greenlee's at work. And don't you think those flowers deserve a first-rate thank-you?
Greenlee: I can't wait to see Simone's face when I lay it on her.
Simone: It's Greenlee. Get inside, quick!
Greenlee: You coming or going?
Simone: Uh -- coming.
Greenlee: Use the stairs?
Simone: No. Why?
Greenlee: You're out of breath.
Simone: Oh, I -- I'm trashed, yeah, from my job hunting.
Greenlee: Well, pack up your resume because your search is over.
Greenlee: I just got hired at Revlon, and I want you to be my assistant. I think you'd make the best candidate.
Leo: Hey, Simone, where did you get the flowers?
Simone: Oh, you know, I don't know. I just got here.
Greenlee: Well, let's see if there's a card. Hmm. Nope.
Simone: Oh, it must have been a mistake, I'm sure.
Greenlee: Or you have a secret admirer.
Leo: Ah, Simone. Somebody's holding out on us.
Simone: Yeah, that's good. Not likely, sorry.
Greenlee: Well, grab the blooms and let's go inside and discuss my fabulous job offer.
Simone: No. No, you can't go in there.
Ryan: What are you waiting for, Kendall? No, seriously, go ahead, pull the trigger.
Chris: For God's sakes, Ryan, what are you saying?
Ryan: I mean, capping Erica would tie the whole package together, wouldn't it? Prove Ericaís right -- that you're twisted enough to kill your own mother and finally get the revenge you've been living for all these years. Of course, you'd end up in prison. But you'd pay Erica back for not being your mother for all those years. Pull the trigger, end the pain, make your world a better place. Okay. Okay.
Erica: I'm going home. Chris? I know that I have disappointed you. I couldn't bond with Kendall the way you've bonded with Ryan.
Chris: It's empty.
Ryan: Erica's gone, Chris.
Ryan: "So?" So, what, are you going to let her just, like, walk out of here?
Chris: Ryan, this is none of your business.
Ryan: Would you go, please, before it's too late?
Edmund: You want me to leave?
Brooke: It's just for tonight, okay? It's just for tonight. I think it would be better for Jamie when Tad finds him and brings him home. I just think it would be better if you're not here.
Edmund: Oh. And Tad is?
Brooke: Edmund, it's not about Tad, okay?
Brooke: It's not about Tad, it's about Jamie. He has taken a lot of hits between Tad's past and my past, and, you know, Vanessa using him for her mad scene and -- you know, and Dixie and Tad, you know, this latest divorce and his mom getting engaged again -- which is a good thing. Sap I just think tonight, all right, just for tonight that when he comes home, it'll feel more like home to him if it's just the two of us, he and I. And I think that, you know, it might be nice for you to have some time with Sam and Maddie.
Edmund: I don't think you're going about this the right way, okay? But for you, I'll do it.
Brooke: Thank you.
Edmund: I meant what I said about not letting Tad get between us, you know. I waited way too long to get you back to lose you.
Brooke: You are never going to lose me because I love you too much.
Edmund: I love you, too. I'll be back in the morning, okay? We're going to make this marriage work if it kills me, okay? We're going to make it happen.
Edmund: Jamie. Jamie, you okay?
Tad: You taking off?
Edmund: Yeah, I'm -- I'm going home. Your mom's going to be real happy to see you, Jamie.
Tad: Come on.
Brooke: Oh, my God! Oh, Jamie. Thank God. Oh!
Trey: It's all about family, isn't it, Mia? It's amazing how quickly a household can go from happy to broken.
Mia: Trey, what are you getting at?
Trey: Statistics. Do you have any idea how many adoptions are challenged because the biological father was never consulted? If memory serves, your baby's father never even knew he was a daddy, let alone that his son was put up for adoption. How do you think papa might react if he found out?
Mia: You wouldn't do that.
Trey: I wouldn't want to.
Mia: Trey, we both agreed that the paternity should remain a secret. We agreed that he should be put in a home with two loving parents. You wouldn't take my baby away from the only family that he knows.
Trey: Take a crying baby from the arms of his hysterical mother? Watching his little tear-stained face through the back window as the car drives away and he's crying for mommy and daddy? Oh, it's a tragedy waiting to happen. But totally avoidable if you do what I want.
Mia: Trey, please don't make me do this.
Jake: Make you do what?
Greenlee: Simone, what's the deal with not letting us in?
Simone: Oh, it's -- it's just my place is a mess.
Simone: Really, it's embarrassing.
Greenlee: You've got a man in there.
Simone: What? No -- oh, you mean Trey.
Greenlee: I mean the guy who sent the killer bouquet. Come on, Simone, introduce us.
Simone: No, it's --
Leo: Greenlee, come on, come on. I'm starving. Let's go.
Greenlee: But the job offer.
Leo: It can wait till tomorrow morning.
Greenlee: I guess. Tell the man you've got stashed in there I want to meet him sometime.
Leo: Yeah, we want to meet you sometime.
Simone: You guys are funny.
Greenlee: Have fun.
Greenlee: Be creative.
Greenlee: I want the full scoop in the morning.
Simone: Oh, it'll be boring.
Roger: Is the coast clear?
Mia: Jake, what are you doing here? I thought you got paged to the hospital.
Jake: Yeah, yeah. It was a false alarm, and I swung back here hoping that we could finish out our evening.
Mia: Well, how did you know I was still here?
Jake: I saw your car in the lot. Now, what's going on back here, anyway?
Trey: Oh, it's quiet back here. We just had some things to finish discussing.
Jake: Well, I certainly hope you got things squared away.
Mia: Yeah. I'll have what you need by tomorrow morning.
Trey: Well, I knew I could count on you. Jake, I'll see you around.
Jake: Mia, you're trembling.
Mia: I'm okay.
Jake: No, you're not. You're scared to death here. What does this guy have on you?
Kendall: Ryan, I don't believe this. You -- you just heard how Erica used me. How can you defend her like this?
Ryan: Whoa, whoa. Hey, hey, hey! I am not defending her, okay? All right, what she did sucks. But like she said, I mean, you took the bait.
Kendall: So Erica uses me and gets Chris as a reward?
Ryan: You want something from tonight more than just scars? You have to face Erica. Am I right? I want Chris with Erica for your sake.
Chris: What am I, a human sacrifice?
Ryan: You keep Erica honest. You know that. Chris, without you, she just spins the same B.S.
Chris: She scammed me. She scammed all of us. What am I supposed to do, forget about that?
Ryan: Yeah. Yeah, you know, you and me -- we share the same bad habit.
Chris: Bad taste in women.
Ryan: No. No, when people let us down, we run. We get so wrapped up in our own pride, like it's going to keep us warm at night.
Chris: There are rules, Ryan.
Ryan: Rules don't work with us, Chris. You know that. What happened last time Erica lied to you? What happened? You let your pride take over and you were miserable. And wait, wait, wait, wait. Before that, when you let someone walk away from you because she scammed you? You missed out on raising your son. Don't miss out again.
Chris: I'll do what I got to do, with or without your advice.
Ryan: As for you Ė
Tad: James, why don't you go upstairs and get those soccer videos you want to show J.R., okay?
Tad: Take it easy, all right? He's home safe, no bumps, no bruises.
Brooke: Where did you find him?
Tad: Down by the railroad tracks. I used to go down there when I was his age.
Brooke: Tad, why is it that no matter how hard I try, I end up failing my children when they need me the most?
Tad: What the hell are you talking about? You're one of the best mothers on the planet. What do you --
Brooke: It's not true. He's been traumatized by things that I did not protect him from. And every day in silence just makes me feel like it's one more day that I have failed.
Tad: But you heard the doctors. It's just going to take time.
Brooke: It doesn't matter what the doctors say. I feel that I just want to make his pain and his fear and his bad memories go away, and I stand here helpless. And it's -- it's killing me.
Greenlee: Look -- here's an idea for Simone's maid of honor dress.
Greenlee: Who do you think she's got stashed in her apartment? Mateo?
Greenlee: Girlfriends on TV bond over stuff like this.
Leo: Like I know anything about that girlie stuff.
Greenlee: Yeah, well, if Simone's going to be in my wedding, I have a right to know who her mystery squeeze is.
Leo: And I'm sure she'll tell you as soon as she's ready, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Or I'll find out on my own.
Roger: When can I see you again?
Simone: How can you ask? That was way too close with Greenlee.
Roger: It's not my style to play it safe -- or yours.
Simone: Roger, please.
Roger: You love danger. You love the fear of discovery. That's why you hid me from your friends. That's why you'll see me again.
Brooke: Oops. Really, I'm --
Tad: No, no, no --
Brooke: I'm sorry.
Tad: Hey, hey, hey, it's what I'm here for, okay? Don't think anything of it. Until we get Jamie feeling like his old self again, I am going to stick as close to both of you as I possibly can.
Mia: Oh, Jake. Trey is just -- he's a lawyer, and he's just trying to help me out. You know, my baby's sick, and he's trying to tell me how I can help.
Jake: Mia, I've had a bad vibe about that guy ever since he busted up our party the other night.
Mia: Trey's okay. He's just -- you know, he's a little high-strung.
Jake: I got a feeling that your relationship goes beyond lawyer-client. Mia? Tell me what's got you so worked up here. You can tell me whatever it is. Is Trey your baby's father? Talk to me. Don't be afraid.
Trey: Do you have any idea how many adoptions are challenged because the biological father was never consulted? If memory serves, your baby's father never even knew he was a daddy, let alone that his son was put up for adoption.
Mia: Yes. Trey is the father of my baby.
Jake: Mia. Mia -- Mia, come back!
Erica's voice: What's gotten into you?
Chris: You. I've got two first-class tickets here. I can change the date if you want, or I can cancel if you don't want to go.
Erica: Oh. You bought two tickets for a Mediterranean cruise?
Chris: Uh-huh. We'll sail up and down the Italian coastline. I want to show you Sicily, Capri.
Erica: Oh. When?
Chris: Whenever you want.
[Knock on door]
Ryan: It's no time for you to be alone.
Kendall: Am -- am I the someone that you -- that you have to go after?
Kendall: I don't need you, Ryan. Forget you. I don't need you. I don't need a freaking soul. Just leave me alone.
Ryan: Is that what you want?
Kendall: That's what ever but I'll be damned if I'm going to sit around and let them -- let them watch me do it one more time.
Ryan: No, no, no, no, no.
Kendall: Yes. Yes.
Ryan: You're coming with me.
Kendall: Ryan --
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Kendall: Let the dumping begin.
Ryan: I didn't want to have to do this in the park.
David: How do you feel about having a baby?
Erica: What do you say about spending the night?
Roger: I want to see you.
Greenlee: Is that your hottie? Let me talk to him.
Tad: It's from Dixie. She's pregnant.