All My Children Transcript Monday 5/13/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Leo: Don't you want any surprises on the actual wedding day?
Greenlee: Not if the surprise is your psycho mom drawing a beat on me from the front pew. You were visiting Vanessa.
Liza: I didn't really know the full effect of what I'd done, siphoning off the money. I made up my mind. In the morning, I'm going to put the money back.
Mia: You can't do that.
Tad: What? Is something wrong? What is it?
Leo: Okay. All right, I went -- I admit, I went to see Vanessa at Oak Haven.
Greenlee: And lied about it to my face.
Leo: I'm guilty. But with an excuse, so just --
Greenlee: Save it.
Leo: You see? I knew you were going to do this.
Greenlee: Well, because you're still trying to bond with your psycho mother, the whack job who's made a career out of trying to kill me?
Leo: I'm not trying to bond with Vanessa --
Greenlee: You know what, Leo? You're hopelessly hooked on the one thing that's going to nuke us all to hell.
Leo: Just let me explain --
Greenlee: No, I can't stop you from ruining yourself, but I can damn well stop you from hurting me.
Leo: What's that supposed to mean?
Greenlee: You have to make a choice -- your bride-to-be or the bride of Satan. Which one is it going to be? Well?
Leo: I'm thinking, I'm thinking.
Liza: Mia, I embezzled huge sums of money from Chandler Enterprises, and I want to give the money back!
Mia: I get that you want to do the right thing, I do. But there's a lot more at stake here than just money.
Liza: Such as?
Mia: Look, people -- they think that you misappropriated the funds because of a medical condition, that's all.
Liza: I didn't misappropriate funds, I stole the money.
Mia: Yeah, you did it for Colby and none of that's changed.
Liza: Everything has changed. I'm well. Adam and I, we're closer than we've been in ages.
Mia: Liza, please. Don't let your guard down. Okay, you think that you can trust Adam, right? But you can't trust him. Giving up that money is like giving up your freedom. Okay, for your sake and for Colby's, I'm telling you, don't do it.
Edmund: Yeah, Jamie tore out of here pretty ragged, Derek. He's done it before, but I think he just needed a little space. Do me a favor. If one of your patrol guys can just, you know, come around the neighborhood. Something major's come up. Thanks, Derek.
Opal: Well, I was going to make coffee, but I couldn't find the beans.
Edmund: I've got Derek -- he's going to have a guy patrol the neighborhood. I'm sure Jamie just, you know, needs a little space.
Edmund: Did you reach Palmer?
Opal: Oh, yeah. I left a message at his hotel in Hong Kong. I just said to call. Well, I guess I better clean this up. I don't want anybody to get hurt with it. I –
Tad: What's with the escort?
Brooke: It was the only way I could get on the plane.
Tad: Something's wrong with Jamie?
Brooke: Jamie's fine, okay? I just -- I need you to come with me.
Tad: Jamie's fine, and you want me to get off the plane?
Brooke: Tad, I need to speak with you -- in private.
Tad: Stop scaring the hell out of me. Just tell me what's wrong.
Opal: No. No, I -- it's going to be a long night. If I lose it now, I'll never make it through.
Edmund: Okay, let me help. Let me help with these.
Opal: Don't you think I feel helpless enough already?
Edmund: Okay, okay.
Opal: I got to call Adam.
Edmund: It can wait.
Opal: Where is Jamie? He should be here.
Edmund: He will be, soon.
Opal: Well, there's no sense in his wandering around in the dark all by himself. I'll go look for him. That's what I'll --
Edmund: Opal, don't you want to be here when broke brings Tad home?
Opal: Oh, yeah. Can't wait for that door to open -- face to face with my son. What am I going to tell him? What am I going to say? I mean -- how do I reach into my soul and find the right words?
Tad: No, I'm not going anywhere until you tell me what the hell is wrong.
Brooke: Excuse me. It's very important that I talk to my friend. Would you mind very much moving? I know there's a seat in the back. Thank you.
Tad: What the hell is wrong --
Brooke: Tad, after you left for the airport, Opal came by.
Tad: What about her? Tell me, what -- she's all right?
Brooke: She's fine, she's fine. Dixie's sister, she -- Lanie called from Paris. She couldn't reach you.
Tad: She lost the baby.
Brooke: There was an accident. A car accident. They're not sure exactly what happened.
Tad: How bad is she hurt?
Brooke: The Swiss police think that she lost control, somehow, and -- and the car went over the embankment.
Tad: No. No!
Opal: I never understood why things like this happen. Even when my Jenny died, people would come up to me and say all kinds of things like, "The Lord never gives you more than you can handle." Like that was supposed to be some kind of a comfort, you know. Pick somebody else to be strong, Lord. I don't want the job. I just wanted my Jenny -- here, with me. Did you know Dixie wrote to Tad? I mean, who do you know who writes letters anymore? But that was Dixie all over. Yeah, she wrote Tad saying she was pregnant and that she wanted to be a family again. I'll tell you, when I heard those words, I swear, I touched heaven. Every dream those two ever shared was finally going to come true.
Edmund: Jamie? Jamie?
Jake: Hey, hey.
Edmund: Jake, did Jamie come in with you?
Jake: Yeah, yeah. He was just walking by the side of the road, so I gave him a lift. He didn't say a word the whole ride.
Jake: What's wrong? Where's Brooke?
Edmund: You better brace yourself.
Man: Ma'am? Is everything okay?
Brooke: Five more minutes, please?
Brooke: Tad, we have to get off the plane. I'll drive you back home, okay? Because Opal's waiting.
Tad: You mean, just leave her there?
Brooke: The Swiss authorities --
Tad: The Swiss authorities don't know Dixie, all right? They don't know my wife. They don't know what she's capable of. She's hurt. She needs me. I'm going to --
Brooke: There's nothing that you can do.
Tad: You got to understand. All the times I told Dixie that I would be there to protect her -- I never showed up. I have to be there for her now.
Brooke: Of course you do.
Flight attendant: I am so sorry. The tower radioed the captain. He's aware of your situation, but he still insists that you deplane immediately.
Greenlee: Leo, I just gave you a no-brainer choice, and you have to think about it?
Leo: Just listen to me for a minute, okay? I went to see Vanessa so I could get back on her good side.
Greenlee: We both know all sides are warped.
Leo: Yeah, but I'm her one soft spot, Greenlee. I'm just trying to get her to trust me again.
Greenlee: Oh, so she can slip you a mickey and then come after me with a machete?
Leo: No, so I can find out where the hell she put the Proteus money. The DA's dying to get his hands on it.
Greenlee: Oh, so you cut a deal with the DA, and then Vanessa cuts your throat.
Leo: No, that means I skip jail time. You understand? I'm going to skip jail time. She's going to stay in the cuckoo's nest. What, you don't believe me?
Greenlee: You know what I believe, Leo? That your plan to cozy up to Vanessa is just a lousy excuse.
Leo: For what?
Greenlee: For the one thing you're always guilty of. You can't let go of Mommy. She owns you, Leo.
Leo: Oh, please. I was acting, and the old bat bought the whole thing.
Greenlee: She's a player, Leo.
Leo: Yeah, so am I.
Greenlee: Oh, so you just get Vanessa to tell you where her stash is?
Leo: Yeah. That's exactly what I'm going to do. And then I'm going to give it to the police, and then we're free. You know what I mean? That means you get to head the office at Revlon in Paris, right? And I'll wear a beret, and I'll sketch tulips at the Luxembourg gardens. What do you say? Hmm? What do you say? Come on, babe, viva la France?
Greenlee: You know what? You don't get it, Leo. You keep thinking, finally, you're going to have something to win over on Vanessa, but you're never going to win -- because she's always going to have the best of you, which leaves us no place.
Liza: Mia, you were the one that kept telling me to trust Adam. So what's changed?
Mia: Okay -- Adam loves you.
Liza: He's always loved me.
Mia: That doesn't mean that he's going to -- he's going to disappoint you again, I know it.
Liza: Yes, he's going to. I expect that.
Mia: But that's crazy! Why would you stay with someone -- you can't even trust him.
Liza: So are you telling me to leave my husband?
Liza: Mia, I'm sorry, but I'm not getting your point. Why don't you talk to me? Is something wrong?
Mia: Liza, I love Colby just as much as you do, okay? And I am terrified for you guys.
Liza: I can take care of myself.
Mia: Please, Liza, please.
Liza: No, I can take care of myself and my daughter.
Mia: Look, Adam will turn on you again. I know he will. He will. I was there. I was there when he thought that you were going to divorce him and take Colby away. He wasn't such a great guy then.
Liza: No, but he -- I was plotting to divorce him and steal his daughter.
Mia: What if he finds out? What if he finds out that you took the money? And then, he'll divorce you. And he'll use the embezzlement thing to take Colby away from you. Liza, do you hear me? You'll lose your daughter!
Liza: Mia, I'm not planning on admitting that I was siphoning funds.
Mia: I know that, but he'll find out. He'll check the bank statements, the deposit dates. He'll know that you were stealing money way before you were sick. He'll know that you were plotting against him.
Liza: Mia --
Mia: Adam's coming.
Liza: Why are you having a panic attack?
Mia: Liza, promise me. Promise me you won't give the money back.
Adam: Liza? Where are you?
Liza: I'm in the library.
Mia: Don't, don't --
Liza: Why are you acting this way?
Mia: Because I remember what you said about Adam, even if you don’t.
Liza: I don't believe you. Please talk to me. I get the feeling that I'm not the one with something to lose.
Adam: Adam Chandler.
Mia: Can't you just trust me on this one?
Liza: Not if you don't explain, no.
Mia: Well, I'm trying to explain.
Liza: No, you're not. You're all over the place. Just talk to me, please. Just tell me what's going on? What's wrong? Mia?
Mia: You know what? I just never should've said anything. I never should've even come here in the first place.
Liza: Mia, Mia, stop it. Mia!
Adam: Opal, what do you want at this ungodly hour?
Opal: I'm sorry for phoning so late, Adam, but this couldn't wait.
Adam: All right, what is it? Spit it out.
Opal: Well --
Adam: Oh, wait a minute. There's somebody at the door.
Opal: Uh -- let Winifred get it. It's not --
Adam: It'll just take a second.
Opal: No, no, this is more important than answering the damn door. Now --
Adam: Why? What is it?
Opal: There's been an accident.
Adam: What? What kind of an accident?
J.R.: Sorry, Dad. I forgot my keys.
Opal: Um -- Dixie's car went out of control, Adam. She's dead. Adam, did you hear me? Dixie is gone.
J.R.: Hey, Dad -- who's on the phone?
Liza: Mia -- Mia, please, stop it! Stop.
Liza: Adam, what's wrong?
Flight attendant: Ma'am?
Brooke: This is my passport and my gold card.
Flight attendant: I'm sorry?
Brooke: Can you add me to the passenger list? I really need to accompany my friend to Zurich.
Tad: You can’t. What about Jamie?
Brooke: He'll be fine. He'll be fine, okay? He has your whole family. He has Opal, Joe, Jake --
Tad: Brooke, he needs you.
Brooke: It's me.
Edmund: Brooke. I was starting to get worried. Are you doing all right?
Brooke: Not really.
Edmund: How's Tad?
Brooke: How you'd expect.
Edmund: Do you want me to come to the airport?
Brooke: No. We're -- we're not ready to come home yet.
Edmund: Okay, listen, when can I expect you? Opal's a wreck.
Brooke: Actually, we're -- we're still onboard the plane.
Edmund: Tad must be taking it real hard.
Brooke: He still wants to go.
Brooke: To Switzerland, to see Dixie.
Edmund: He doesn't know there's nothing to see.
Brooke: It's -- it's just something that he has to do.
Edmund: Okay. All right, listen -- you going to stay there until the plane takes off?
Brooke: No. I'm going with him.
Edmund: You're going to Switzerland with Tad?
Brooke: Edmund, it's something that -- that he has to do. He wants to bring Dixie home. I mean, he wanted me to stay home with Jamie, but I have to do this.
Edmund: Brooke, you don't have to explain to me.
Brooke: No, I don't, do I?
Edmund: Okay. How long do you think you're going to be?
Brooke: I'm not sure, but I'll call you as soon as I know what's going on, okay? Does Jamie know about Dixie yet?
Edmund: Not yet.
Brooke: Tell him I love him. And I will be home as soon as I can.
Edmund: Will do.
Brooke: And I love you, too, you know. So much.
Edmund: I love you, Brooke.
Brooke: Are you sure you're okay with this?
Edmund: Yeah, I'm sure. Listen, tell Tad how sorry I am.
Brooke: I will.
Edmund: And, Brooke?
Edmund: You fly safe.
Edmund: That was -- that was Brooke. Tad's still going to Zurich, and Brooke’s going with him.
Opal: Why? Didn't Brooke explain that --
Edmund: It's something that Tad has to do -- to make it real.
Jake: So was J.R. there whenever you gave Adam the call about the news?
Opal: Yeah, he was just coming in.
Opal: I just pray that that poor boy knows how much his mama loved him.
Adam: Dixie was in a car accident in Zurich. She was killed.
Mia: Well, you and J.R. should be alone.
J.R.: Night, Mia.
Mia: I'll see you in the morning.
J.R.: Dad, do you want to tell me what's going on?
Adam: Yeah. J.R., why don't you sit down?
J.R.: No. I don't want to. Who was on the phone? I mean, I know it was something bad.
Adam: It was Opal.
J.R.: Oh, Tad -- not his plane, please.
Adam: No. No, no, no, no. Tad's fine. There was an accident in Zurich.
J.R.: That's where Mom is. Tad's flying over there right now to get her. Mom's coming home.
Adam: Son, I am so sorry.
Liza: Opal, it's Liza. I just -- I just heard about Dixie. I'm so sorry.
Opal: Yeah. It's pretty awful.
Liza: Oh, listen, I tried to call Tad at the house --
Opal: Well, he's on his way to Zurich.
Liza: I want to talk to him.
Opal: We'll, I'll let you know as soon as I find out where he's staying. You know, Tad and Dixie -- they were getting back together. Tad was going to bring her back home. They wav a baby -- a beautiful, little baby girl.
Liza: Dixie was pregnant?
Opal: It was going to be a whole new beginning.
Liza: Oh, God. Poor Tad. I don't know what -- Opal, tell -- tell Tad how sorry I am and that I love him.
P.A. announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. The captain has switched off the seat belt sign, and you're free to move about the cabin. The estimated flight time to Zurich is 6 1/2 hours.
Tad: Okay, thanks anyway. Oh --
Dixie: Oh -- oh, I'm sorry.
Tad: I'm sorry. Heaven help me, I've just forgotten every woman I've ever met. You love me. And I love you, too. That's all there is.
Dixie: Oh, you chicken, what have you done?
Dixie: Oh, Tad.
Minister: Now that Tad and Dixie have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, through the joining of hands, and to the exchange of rings, I pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put aside. Amen. You may kiss the bride.
Leo: You lost the gown.
Greenlee: You're still here.
Leo: Where else would your groom be?
Greenlee: I was so mad at you.
Leo: But then you remembered the toast that we made. How we were soul mates. And we completed each other. And no matter what, we'd forgive each other. No matter what happened, no matter how it may have looked or felt. Greenlee, the love for -- the love that we have for each other is real. It's going to be part of us forever.
Greenlee: I overreacted. I'm sorry.
Leo: Oh, you're scared. I get it.
Greenlee: Your relationship with your mother is so freaking complicated. I accept that.
Leo: You do?
Greenlee: Well, she still scares me to death, Leo. But she's your mother. You want to love her, and you want her to love you back. I mean, it's supposed to be the most natural thing in the world, but not with Vanessa.
Leo: Well, not with your parents, either.
Greenlee: And that's why we're so perfect for each other -- because you know what it's like to be me.
Leo: You, my love -- are the only family I'm ever going to need.
Greenlee: Hmm. I know you're telling me that because you think that's what I want to hear and -- but I know I'm not the only person in the world that matters to you.
Leo: Well, there's David and Maggie, but --
Greenlee: You don't remember those fantasy families that we created? I want you to have your fantasy. I want you to be happy in a way that you've only dreamed about.
Leo: I am happy.
Greenlee: No, I want you to be beyond happy. And I think I know how to do that.
Greenlee: Do you remember when we were trapped inside that elevator, afraid we were going to die? You said that you wished you'd had a chance to know your father.
Leo: Well, according to Vanessa, he didn't want to know me. I mean, he had a whole other life. He had a title, a family. I was just an unwanted bastard, remember?
Greenlee: Yeah, well, that's your mother's version, and we all know what a liar she is.
Leo: You know, Greenlee, why are you chasing this?
Greenlee: Because most of my life I've felt like an orphan. You know, I used to watch "Little House on the Prairie" and cry my eyes out because I didn't have a ma and pa that really cared about me, tuck me in at night and call me half-pint, make me feel really safe. Then Daddy reappeared.
Leo: Yeah, well, Daddy reappeared because Mommy threw him out and because he was broke.
Greenlee: I like how it feels to have a father. And when we walks me down the aisle on our wedding day, and he kisses me on the cheek, and he tells me how proud he is of his little girl, it's going to be, like, a dream come true. I want your dreams to come true, Leo.
Leo: So -- where does Mary fit into this whole thing, this whole fantasy family thing?
Greenlee: My mother?
Leo: Yeah, your mother. Where does -- you going to invite her to the wedding?
Greenlee: Please! She only goes to celeb weddings. I mean, her jet set only stops in Pine Valley to refuel.
Leo: Why don't you give her a call? See if she wants to come?
Adam: If I could bring your mother back --
J.R.: Like you ever gave a damn about her. You never loved her.
Adam: I cared about Dixie.
J.R.: You used her to have more kids.
Adam: You're too young to remember.
J.R.: Mom was too young to fight you. You tried to drive her crazy.
Adam: Son, that was -- that was a lifetime ago.
Adam: Dixie and I got beyond that.
J.R.: Because she forgave you.
Adam: Yes, that's true.
J.R.: Mom always thought that people could be better than they were -- you, me, Dr. Hayward, everybody.
Adam: Yeah, that's also true.
J.R.: And how many times did you try to take me away from her? Because you thought she wasn't fit enough to raise me.
Adam: Dixie was born to be a mother.
J.R.: She was good enough to have your own son! But then you tried to throw her away like a piece of trash.
Adam: We'll have to discuss this later. You don't know what you're saying.
J.R.: Good one, Dad! Walk away from me. Write me off like you always do! Mom never did that. Mom would never walk away from me.
Adam: No. Your mother always put you first. You never have to doubt that. I'd -- I will spend the rest of my life trying --
J.R.: I don't want your life! I want my mom!
Tad: Star light, star bright. First star I see tonight.
Dixie: I wish I may, I wish I might have the wish I wish tonight.
Tad: What's going on? Somebody give me a clue, please.
Dixie: If you could just give me a sign. Something to keep me going till that boy gets back home with me. We're really getting married tomorrow?
Tad: Mm-hmm. Barring any unforeseen disaster.
Tad: I -- no, no --
Dixie: No, no.
Tad: I didn't say that.
Dixie: No, we are going to have a wonderful, new life together.
Tad: Yeah. Together.
Dixie: Forever. What's this?
Tad: Open it.
Dixie: Oh! It's beautiful!
Tad: Yeah. As soon as I saw it in the jeweler's window, I knew I had to buy it for you. It reminded me of our wishing star. It shines brightly, it's constant, and it'll always show you the way home.
Dixie: How does it look?
["How does it look?" Echoes]
Greenlee: Leo, put the phone down.
Leo: What, are you afraid?
Greenlee: Oh. Oh, is that my cue to prove I'm not and grab the phone and call Mom? Brilliant, Dr. Phil. Can we go to dinner? I'm starving.
Leo: Greenlee, do you want your mother at the wedding?
Greenlee: Leo, I -- I haven't seen her in years. I can't even remember the last time I talked to her.
Leo: Well, do you want her to see how happy you are? Hmm? Half-pint?
Leo: There you go.
Greenlee: Hi, Mommy, it's me. Did I wake you? Good. No, no, no, no, nothing's wrong. Everything's amazing, actually. I've been working at Revlon, and actually, I'm getting married. July. I'd like you to be there and for all the parties before. Do that. Do that. Get back to me. Okay, thanks, Mommy. Ciao.
Leo: Good for you.
Greenlee: No, she'll make up some excuse not to come. Her chakras will be out of alignment or something.
Leo: That's her loss, Greenlee, because you made the effort.
Greenlee: You're not off the hook, you know. Your father's out there somewhere.
Leo: Yeah, I don't know how to get ahold of him. Can we have dinner? I'm starving. Come on.
Adam: J.R., I know what it's like to lose someone you love. How it feels. I'm by no stretch a religious man, but I think that if there is a heaven, I'm sure your mother's there right now. And she's at peace. And she will live in your memories and your heart. And my guess is that right now, she'll be wishing with all her heart that you would give me a hug. So what do you say? Come on. For your mother? How about for me?
Adam: Yes, son.
Jake: Edmund, thanks for being here.
Edmund: Oh --
Opal: Yeah, thanks a lot, Edmund.
Edmund: Just call me if you need anything. Dixie loved you, Opal.
Opal: Well, that girl had a heart to beat the band.
Jake: Take care.
Opal: Good night.
Edmund: God be with you, Tad.
Brooke: No. Tad? Did you say something?
Tad: Yeah. I asked you if I ever told you about our Christmas ritual.
Brooke: Wishing on a star?
Tad: I gave this to Dixie to remind her of how much I love her. And she gave it to J.R. as a promise that someday she'd come home. And I was taking it back to her. I guess we were all thinking the same thing. "Together, Forever."
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Trey: Your honor, Ms. Hart pleads not guilty.
Erica: Absolutely not! I won't allow that!
Jake: You don't know, do you?
David: Know what?
Joe: Dixie died yesterday.