All My Children Transcript Wednesday 5/15/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Greenlee: I like how it feels to have a father. When he walks me down the aisle on our wedding day, it's going to be like a dream come true. You're not off the hook. Your father's out there someplace.
Ryan: Is there anything more important to you than revenge?
Kendall: What do you think?
Bianca: I say we put Kendall away before we all end up dead.
Brooke: There was an accident.
Tad: How bad is she hurt?
[Classical music plays]
Leo: Hey, hey, hey, hey! What is that?
Leo: What is that crud?
Leo: No, no, no. I mean, this whole fuddy-duddy classical crap. What is that? You're not having wedding jitter breakdowns, are you?
Greenlee: No, it's just some processional.
Leo: Okay, well, just in case you're serious --
Leo: I vote no.
Greenlee: I'm not saying that it's us.
Leo: Well, it's nobody that's been alive the last 30 years.
Greenlee: Okay, okay, so Iíll think contemporary.
Leo: But keep the towel.
Greenlee: What are you doing? You playing games? You're supposed to be helping me.
Leo: Easy. I happen to be looking for the ultimate spot for our honeymoon. All right?
Simone: I love it that you're anxious. Dad.
Zeke: Who were you expecting?
Greenlee: Hey, Daddy.
Roger: Hi, sweetheart. How's my favorite bride-to-be? Are you spending a quiet evening home alone?
Leo: Hey. Roger. I was looking for some music that would propel us down the aisle.
Roger: And right into the outer stratosphere.
Roger: Thank you. You know, maybe instead of walking down the aisle, we could -- we could be handed overhead, mosh pit-style by the guests. What do you think about that?
Leo: That's a great idea.
Greenlee: Yeah, sure, we'll work on that.
Roger: Okay, well, I'm sorry to ruin your floor show, but I have news about your wedding that's going to make your day.
Brooke: This is Dixie's?
Tad: I guess.
Brooke: Listen. We don't have to do this now. We can come back tomorrow.
Tad: Won't be any easier tomorrow. And you got to get back to pine valley.
Brooke: I'm fine, all right? I don't have to go back tonight or even tomorrow. Why don't you let me pack Dixie's things up, huh?
Tad: You know the crazy thing that used to drive me nuts after Jenny died? Number of people that felt compelled to tell me that life goes on. I'm supposed to be taking Dixie home -- my wife, not her -- her books or a bunch of clothes. The insane thing is I just keep thinking that she's here, you know, that she's fine, that none of the rest of it happened, that she's -- she's alive and well, she's just on the other side of this door.
Erica: Kendall Hart broke into our home.
Chris: It's possible.
Erica: You think she's capable of it?
Chris: I'm just saying it's possible.
Bianca: Well, she hasn't been in here since we redecorated.
Erica: And yet she described Biancaís room as if she'd just been in it.
Bianca: Because she probably had.
Erica: Chris, Kendallís capable of anything. She could break in and rob us, but she could break in and kill us all in our sleep.
Bianca: She's already held a gun on Mom and she lied today to the judge about me stealing that champagne.
Chris: All right. All right. Kendall Hart is seriously out of control, I agree.
Bianca: What are you going to do?
Erica: I'm going to call your Uncle Jack. He can bring the power of the DA's office down on her head.
Chris: You think that's going to get her out of town?
Erica: Well, I'm also going to call Derek Frye. He can lock her up until Jack can prosecute.
Chris: Well, you sound like you're anxious for another trial, Erica.
Erica: Of course not, Chris, but what choice do we have?
Chris: Let's ask Kendall.
Erica: Have you lost your mind?
Chris: Erica, if we confront Kendall, we might actually get the truth out of her and find out what she was doing in Biancaís room.
Bianca: That's right. You know that she would never say anything to the police.
Erica: She'll never tell the truth. She lies. That's automatic.
Chris: We turn the tables, we take the offensive.
Erica: Maybe you have a point. I mean, Kendall is so twisted, she might even brag about her crimes.
Bianca: That's right. And then maybe Ryan would see her for who she really is.
Erica: And in any case, I know that we'd all feel a lot safer if she were behind bars where she belongs.
Chris: Let's go.
Erica: Okay. Are you coming?
Bianca: I don't think I'm ready for an encore with Kendall quite yet, but I'm totally behind you on this, Mom.
Erica: Well, honey, I don't want to leave you here.
Bianca: It's okay. While you're listening to Kendall rant, I'll check my room, see if anything's missing.
Chris: Bianca, if you need anything -- and I mean anything -- you call your mother and I.
Simone: I don't tell you about every single date I have, Daddy. I'm not your patient.
Zeke: Right, and I didn't come here to discuss your social life.
Zeke: So you asked me to come here to help you with your rent again.
Simone: Oh. Right. I wish I didn't have to.
Zeke: No, I have my checkbook with me. I just wanted to see where my money was going.
Simone: Yeah, I planned on, you know, having you come over, you know, when everything was all, you know, set, I was settled in. So -- well, what do you think? Isn't it great?
Zeke: It's -- it's what I expected. So, anything happening on the job front?
Simone: There's a few prospects, but I don't want to jinx them by talking about them, you know?
Simone: But until something, you know, the right thing comes along, I'm working for a friend at Revlon.
Zeke: Revlon? The cosmetics company? Simone, honey -- listen, I don't mean to insult you, but that's far off your career path, unless there's something you're not telling me.
Simone: No. No, it's temporary, Dad. It's just a stopgap thing, you know, just to pay the bills. That's it. That's all. Plus, I got a roommate to help me pay the rent.
Zeke: Yeah, but you still want me to write this check?
Simone: Yes, please. I -- I wish I didn't have to ask you, but I do. Just this month -- again.
Zeke: That roommate wouldn't happen to be a male?
Simone: Yes. He's a male. He's a lawyer.
Zeke: Is that why you're dressed up?
Simone: No. No, no, no. He's -- we're not -- no, I'm only interested in him, you know, to help with the rent. He's a lawyer. He -- it's strictly platonic.
Zeke: A lawyer just starting out? Simone, he did pass the bar, didn't he?
Simone: Yeah. I don't know, Daddy.
Zeke: So you think I'm a typical judgmental, disapproving dad, huh?
Simone: No. I appreciate how generous you are.
Zeke: I love you.
Simone: I know. I love you.
Zeke: Now, listen, I just want the best for you, I want you to be happy, Simone. I want you to live up to your potential. That's all.
Roger: Thank you. I got a call last night out of the blue from your mother.
Greenlee: But this is good news, right?
Roger: We had a wonderful talk. She's very excited, and she's very positive about your wedding.
Greenlee: She is?
Leo: That's -- that's -- I know -- it's good, right?
Greenlee: Well, with my mother it's hard to tell.
Roger: No, no, it's very good. She had dozens of questions about Leo.
Leo: Uh --
Roger: No, no, I emphasized the good points, I ignored all the rest.
Leo: Like my bloodlines, for instance?
Roger: Well, I didn't talk about your mother.
Greenlee: You know, I'm all for selectively forgetting parts of the past. So, what did Mother say? Did she say she's going to come?
Roger: Well, you called her and broke the news, right?
Greenlee: Yeah, yeah, but, I mean, what did she say? Did she say yes?
Roger: Well, she said she'd clear her schedule and look into it -- something like that.
Greenlee: Daddy! Wouldn't that be wonderful -- the three of us together?
Roger: On the most joyous day of your life. And I have to tell you something else. We talked about something other than just nuptials.
Roger: Well, unless I'm misreading her completely, I think your mother and I may get back together.
Greenlee: Daddy, that's fantastic!
Brooke: I think you know that that's not possible.
Tad: Why? Why not? Maybe -- maybe -- they never recovered a body. What if she's just hurt? What if she's in some local hospital and --
Brooke: Tad --
Tad: She just can't identify herself?
Brooke: Listen -- the authorities would have been notified if they had found anyone in that area.
Tad: How can Dixie be dead?
Brooke: I don't know. I'm so, so sorry. I --
Tad: I -- I know she's not in there. I -- my heart just doesn't accept it. I -- you know, I can't wrap myself around the idea that -- that she's not with me, that she's never going to be again, that I'm never going to see her.
Brooke: I know, I know. I -- I felt that way when Laura died. But I realized -- and it took me a long time -- I realized that she was in my heart and that she always would be. The only thing was I had to look in the faces of other children to see her. Did you feel that way when Jenny died?
Tad: I don't remember.
Brooke: Tad, listen, we can go away and come back, okay?
Tad: I never want to come back here. What I want doesn't matter, does it? It certainly doesn't change a damn thing.
Brooke: Should I open the door?
Tad: I should have known. I half expected to see Dixie's rogues gallery. You know, she could barely go to the grocery store without a wallet full of -- of family photos. That's an interesting one.
Brooke: Yeah, she cut it in half.
Tad: Yeah, she did. She liked the picture of Palmer, but -- that's half of Vanessaís hair.
Brooke: Well, I guess she had her own who's who in Pine Valley right here, huh?
Tad: Why does it happen to good people?
Brooke: It doesn't make any sense, and it never will.
Tad: That was for me.
Brooke: I'd venture to guess, yeah.
Tad: Well, it proves one thing.
Tad: Pregnancy made her more organized.
Tad: She must have got up at dawn to set this up.
Brooke: Listen; do you want a glass of water or something?
Tad: No. But I'm probably going to have a glass of this before too long.
Brooke: Only three bottles? All for you?
Tad: Yeah, well, you don't understand. Dixie -- Dixie certainly wouldn't have anything to drink, not in her condition. This is about something else. She -- she was always convinced that she could never pick the right bottle of wine, you know, for any occasions, for any meal. And she figured that with my history with Orsini, that picking the wine was -- my -- my --
Tad: She had it all set up -- for tonight, for us. She wanted it to be perfect. It sure as hell wasn't supposed to be like this.
Brooke: I'm going to go get us both some water, okay? Be right back.
Brooke: It's -- I found this in the kitchen. I think -- I think Dixie was -- was going to give it to you tonight.
Roger: When I look in your eyes, all of life's concerns evaporate.
Roger: Simone, what is it?
Simone: Nothing that a night out won't cure. But that's right -- we can't go out. I'm stuck in this damn apartment.
Roger: Well, I thought you liked your damn apartment.
Simone: Not tonight I donít.
Roger: Hey, what is it? Talk to me.
Simone: I hate that we have to be this dirty little secret.
Roger: No, no, no -- there's -- there's nothing dirty --
[Knock on door]
Simone: Uh --
Greenlee: Open up, it's me!
Simone: Oh, you got to hide.
Roger: I'm hiding, I'm hiding.
Simone: Um -- this really isn't a good time. I'm kind of busy.
Greenlee: Well, he'll have to wait because I have to see you.
Simone: Okay, I'm coming. Hey.
Greenlee: Wow! I was kidding about the guy, but where did you put him, under your sofa?
Simone: Oh, he's not here yet.
Greenlee: Okay, okay. I won't ask questions. I know the subject is taboo. I came here for the rent and a bridesmaid's gown fabric choice -- gold or silver lame?
Simone: You're not serious.
Greenlee: Of course not.
Greenlee: I didn't mean to sink you into a pit of despair.
Simone: Oh, no. There.
Greenlee: I didn't do this. You're upset about something. What is it, Simone? Tell me.
Simone: It's stupid.
Greenlee: Nothing that bothers you is stupid. Come on. Come over here. Sit down. Now, I'm not leaving this apartment until you tell me what's got you so down.
[Car screeches to a stop]
[Car doors close]
Erica: Oh, my God! Chris, Bianca must still be in the house!
Chris: Bianca! Bianca!
Chris: Hey! Hey!
Erica: Let go of me!
Chris: We'll help her, but you have to stay calm.
Erica: Bianca! Bianca!
Chris: Come back here!
Erica: Oh, Bianca, thank God!
Erica: Where's Bianca?
Kendall: She's inside, and I couldn't get her out!
Chris: You stay out here!
Chris: Stay out here with Kendall!
Chris: Where was she? Where did you see her?
Kendall: She's upstairs, right outside her room.
Chris: Okay. No, you stay out here! You call 911 right now!
Erica: No, Chris!
Erica: Let me come with you, Chris!
Kendall: I'll get my cell phone from my car!
Erica: You! I knew that you would do something, but this? How could you do something this terrible?
Greenlee: Talk to me. I can be a good listener, I swear. This is about a man, right?
Greenlee: Men -- they can be the worst.
Simone: Well, it's not just men, it's fathers. My father was just here earlier, and before he could hand over the rent check, he had to make me feel like I had wasted my whole entire life.
Greenlee: That's awful.
Simone: And I -- I don't understand how he can make feel so useless. I mean, why do I let him do that to me?
Greenlee: He's your father. It's a gift they have.
Simone: You know, he's not completely wrong. I mean, I am messing up my life.
Greenlee: Stop it. Maybe you're in a slump, but you will get out of it.
Simone: I don't think so, Greenlee. I mean, I am making really lousy choices.
Greenlee: Oh, you know, who hasn't? Simone, don't do this to yourself. I know the damage that a father can do. Mine has done some horrific things you wouldn't believe.
Simone: You know what? I really don't think I'm ready to hear all this.
Greenlee: No, it's okay, it's okay. Daddy and I have come to a really good understanding.
Simone: That's great, but --
Greenlee: Just wait it out. It'll get better, you'll see. I mean, look at me and my dad. We're closer than we've ever been.
Simone: And that makes you happy, huh?
Greenlee: It really does. Listen -- you know what? The rent can wait. Return this to your father if you want to.
Simone: Oh, no. No, no. No, keep it. The Revlon gig will help me pay my father back.
Greenlee: All right. Well, I should go. Are you meeting your date, or is he coming here?
Simone: Oh -- I was just trying this on.
Greenlee: Well, you look fabulous. Now, don't go on any depressive eating binge. You want to fit in that when you go out and wow the world.
Simone: Okay. Thank you. For everything.
Greenlee: You're welcome. Okay?
Simone: Can I tell you how much I hate lying to her?
Roger: Me, too. Me, too.
Simone: I am so relieved that you finally said that. Roger, please -- can we go tell Greenlee tonight about us? Can we, right now?
Tad: You really think I should open it?
Brooke: I don't know, but I think she wanted you to have it.
Tad: Okay. What do you want to bet I was supposed to get this along with dessert? Or maybe instead of it.
Brooke: No, I was in the kitchen, and there was biscuits and strawberries and heavy cream, too.
Tad: Wow. Strawberry shortcake. Yeah, she -- she was buttering me up for something. Not that she had to.
Brooke: Well, then there's the other possibility.
Tad: Yeah? What's that?
Brooke: That she loved you so darn much, she just wanted to show you as well as tell you. Why don't I go in the kitchen, okay? And you can be --
Tad: Please. You've come with me this far.
Brooke: Oh, Tad, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Tad: Well, what do you say we do this, huh? Okay. What have we got here?
Tad: Pink. "Tad darling, you can hear me out in the kitchen whipping the cream for your favorite dessert -- something else for you to look forward to. I've probably said I'm sorry 10 times by now, but I thought you deserved my apology in writing. I never would have left if you and J.R. -- I never would have left you and J.R. except to look out for the welfare of our baby. As much as I adore you, I've always taken -- you've always taken a back seat to me when it comes to trusting in miracles. I prayed for this to work out, and look at us now -- about to be parents again."
Tad: "Thank you for being you -- the most loving, giving man in the entire universe. I know I put you through hell, so from now on, I promise it's going to be heavenly -- except for the 2:00 a.m. feeding, the diaper changes, driving lessons, and college tuition. But what do I care? We've got each other. And you have my heart. Look inside for a preview of what's to come. Together forever. Dixie." Well --
Tad: My interest is piqued.
Brooke: May I?
Brooke: Oh, Tad.
Erica: Please! Please, if you can hurry! Hurry, please! My -- my daughter and a friend -- they're still in the house!
Kendall: Chris -- Chris will get her out. Everything will be okay.
Erica: Not that you care about them!
Kendall: I do!
Erica: I know damn well you wanted to kill us all! And so help me God, if anything happens to Bianca and to Chris, I will kill you!
Kendall: Erica, you're in shock.
Erica: I am not in shock. I was right there. I saw you come stumbling out of the house. You managed to save yourself, but what about Bianca? What about Bianca? You tried to kill her! You set out to kill her!
Kendall: I thought the flame was from the outside! I went inside to see if everyone was okay!
Erica: Oh, my God, do you expect me to believe that?
Kendall: No, Erica -- Erica, Chris said to stay back! Chris said to stay back!
Erica: I will not stand here with you! You of all people! Oh, my God, if anything happens to Chris or Bianca --
Kendall: No -- Erica -- Erica, no!
Roger: I -- I would love to be honest with Greenlee.
Simone: Oh, good. Okay. Well, let's go up right now.
Roger: I'd love to be honest with Greenlee, but I -- I canít. If I tell Greenlee about us now, she'll never speak to me again.
Simone: Oh, yes, she will.
Roger: She'll think this romance of ours is a betrayal. She'll cut us both off. Believe me. I know her very well.
Simone: Roger, if we're going to come clean --
Roger: Sweetheart, we haven't exactly been forthcoming these past few months, have we?
Simone: I wish we were just honest from the beginning.
Roger: Simone, if I tell Greenlee about us now, it'll ruin her wedding. I can't do that to her again. Please. Promise me you'll play this my way, for Greenleeís sake.
Simone: Okay. I won't say anything until you say it's okay.
Roger: Thank you for being understanding.
Roger: Um --
Simone: I -- hi.
Deliveryman: Sign here, please.
Simone: Okay, sure. Thanks.
Deliveryman: You're welcome.
Simone: Hey, it's for me.
Roger: Oh. It's from me.
Roger: Go on, open it. Actually, you could call that a gift for both of us because you're going to be beautifully sexy in --
Simone: In candlesticks.
Roger: My God, those are Greenleeís. The stupid salesperson switched the gifts.
Greenlee: What if we went completely traditional with everything?
Leo: You mean like --
[Leo hums wedding march]
Greenlee: Why not?
Le because I'd like to actually stay awake until I get to kiss the bride, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Leo. Everything is finally coming together in my life -- you, my career, my father. My mother's even showing signs of life.
Leo: Greenlee, I'm excited, too.
Leo: I'm excited about this. You know that. I can't wait for the wedding.
Leo: Go away!
Greenlee: No! Donít. Wait. Leo! Leo! Get off me. Hello.
Deliveryman: Hey. Delivery for Smith and Diprez?
Greenlee: Close enough. Where do I sign?
Deliveryman: Right there.
Greenlee: Okay. Thanks.
Deliveryman: You're welcome.
Greenlee: It's for both of us.
Leo: Who's it from?
Greenlee: Must be an engagement present.
Leo: Who's it from?
Greenlee: I don't know. Let's hope they have expensive taste. Get a knife so I can open it.
Leo: I thought you'd just use your teeth.
Chris: Bianca! Bianca! Bianca! Bianca? Bianca, can you hear me? Bianca!
Bianca: Chris, you shouldn't -- you shouldn't be here.
Chris: Hang on, baby. I'm going to get you out of here. Put your arm around me. Come on. I just wish to hell I knew how. Hold on. Here we go.
Erica: Bianca! Chris!
Kendall: Erica, no, you have to get back outside!
Erica: Bianca! He still must be upstairs!
Kendall: No, you can't go up there!
Kendall: Erica, don't go up there!
Erica: Let go of me! Let go, I said! What are you doing? This is the answer to all your sick prayers, isn't it? Isn't it what you have worked your whole life for -- to destroy me and everyone I love?
Erica: Let go of me!
Kendall: I'm not going to leave you here to burn to death!
Erica: Of course you are! It's what you've dreamed about all your life!
Kendall: The world will hold me responsible!
Erica: You are!
Tad: You know, this isn't the first time she knew what I was thinking before I did.
Brooke: Oh. The sonogram?
Tad: No. The perfect name for the baby. She had it written on that frame before it ever entered my mind.
Brooke: You were both thinking about your grandma Kate.
Tad: She finally managed to pick the perfect wine.
Tad: To surviving.
Brooke: The concierge will make sure that Dixie's things are sent.
Tad: Thank you for setting that up, for handling everything, including me. It's certainly above and beyond the call.
Brooke: I didn't want you to do this alone.
Tad: You're a wonderful person. She really admires you.
Brooke: I admire her. Are you ready to go?
Tad: Not yet.
Brooke: Um -- do you want me to wait outside in the hall?
Tad: No. You go ahead. I'm not leaving.
Brooke: Tad, it's time to go home.
Tad: You don't understand. I'm staying here.
Leo: Be careful. Greenlee --
Greenlee: What? It's not brain surgery.
Leo: You might amputate something.
Greenlee: It's Revlon.
Leo: How did you know that? Psychic?
Greenlee: Hello? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I was just about to check. I meant to call earlier. Do you want to hold on? You can take the totals down as I read them. Okay. Right back.
Leo: "Thinking of you and all the happy times to come. Roger." Roger? I know that he has expensive taste, but all his credit cards are maxed.
[Pounding on door]
Roger: Hello, Leo.
Roger: These are yours. That is a mistake.
Roger: Well, these were delivered to me --
Roger: And that is mine.
Leo: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you trying to pull, buddy?
Roger: Nothing. There was a simple mistake, and I'm here to rectify it.
Leo: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Just because, what, those are cheap and this is expensive, so you want to trade them? Is that what it is?
Roger: No, these are solid sterling.
Leo: Uh-huh. But just because I know what's behind door number one doesn't mean I don't want to -- don't want to know what's in the box -- let's find out what's in the box, Roger.
Roger: Don't be silly. Listen -- listen, I'm --
Leo: Well, well, well, Roger. This is yours, Roger? Wow, that's -- that's a really ugly picture.
[Erica and Kendall cough]
Kendall: Erica, just try to breathe. Just take --
Erica: Where's Bianca? They were with me.
Kendall: No, I was with you.
Erica: Then where -- where are they?
Erica: Oh, God! Bianca! No!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Greenlee: Whose idea of a hot dream is that?
Opal: Dixie is gone.
Tad: I can't help myself. How am I supposed to comfort my boys?
Erica: If it hadn't been for Kendall, your father and my daughter would still be alive!