All My Children Transcript Tuesday 5/21/02
Provided by Suzanne
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
David: Birth control pills, Anna?
Anna: What was I supposed to do, just drop everything because you're willing to hear the patter of tiny feet?
Brooke: We packed up Dixie's things.
Tad: It's time for us to go home.
Erica: You did this!
Kendall: You're right. I did do this.
Doctor: You fell?
Doctor: It explains the abrasions. What it doesn't explain is the burn.
Brooke: Um -- do you want anything? You want some coffee or -- you know, you could lie down in the den. It's still early.
Tad: I'm fine. Let me sit here for a sec.
Edmund: I'm sorry, Tad.
Tad: Uh -- excuse me.
Brooke: Here, let me see if you have everything, ok?
Edmund: Brooke, you two have been together since Switzerland. It looks like Tad could use some space right now.
Brooke: Tad's wife and his child are gone. I don't think he needs space, Edmund. I think he needs me.
[Door opens and closes]
Anna: I've been calling here all night.
David: I know.
Anna: You didn't answer.
David: So what does that tell you?
Anna: You're rude and inconsiderate. But I already knew that.
David: I had nothing to say. Anna: Well, you better think of something. Because if this marriage, or whatever the hell it is, is going to work, we need to get a few things straight.
[THE PINE VALLEY INN]
Chris: Just when I thought you couldn't get more beautiful. Hmm-hmm-hmm.
Erica: Look at you. I've never seen you like this, either. You're fresh from the shower. It's a very impressive sight, Mr. Stamp.
Chris: Glad you like it.
Chris: Top of the morning to you, darling.
Erica: I'm ok. You know, I almost can't even remember what happened last night.
Chris: Excuse me?
Erica: No, I mean --
Erica: I mean before.
Erica: I mean, watching my house burn down, thinking that I had -- had lost everything. You almost died.
Chris: Well, I guess you give me too many reasons to stick around.
Erica: I hope so. I have never felt so alive as I do this minute.
Chris: Let's see what we can do about that.
[Pounding on door]
Ryan: Oh. Oh, oh, oh, bad timing. I'm sorry.
Chris: Yeah, could you come back a little later?
Ryan: No, no, I can't, actually. This can't wait.
Chris: Ryan --
Ryan: I got to talk to both of you right now. Erica, are you ok? You didn't wake up with any injuries that you didn't realize you had last night?
Erica: No, I'm fine, Ryan. I mean, I'm fine. It's just -- you know, you're going to have to leave.
Ryan: Oh, I will. I will. Believe me, this won't take long. You know that Kendall was arrested last night.
Ryan: Well, she's in a lot of trouble, Dad. And we need your help.
Chris: I'll do anything that I can to help you, Ryan. But not her.
[KENDALL'S JAIL CELL]
Guard: Heads up. You've got a visitor. It's your lawyer, Trey Kenyon.
Trey: Good morning, Ms. Hart.
Kendall: What are you doing here?
Trey: Ryan Lavery retained my services late last night. He certainly is a champion of your innocence. I'll be blunt. The case against you is very strong. Besides attempted murder, you're being charged with arson. Both are first-class felonies, each carrying a penalty of 10 to 20 years.
Kendall: What are you talking about? What kind of a lawyer are you?
Trey: I'm the very best, Ms. Hart. And I promise, when you plead down, you'll --
Kendall: No! No, I am not going to plead guilty. I did not set my mother's house on fire, and I'm going to be damned if I stay in a jail cell another night for it!
Trey: I know that you'd want this all to go away, Ms. Hart, but it's just not going to.
Kendall: I know it's not just going to go ay. What, do you think I'm stupid? I'm talking about bail. I'm being arraigned today. I need for you to arrange my bail.
Trey: Yeah, well, I've looked into that, as well, and I'm afraid I can't be encouraging on that account, either.
Kendall: Why? What, they think I'm going to start setting fires all over Pine Valley?
Trey: You're a flight risk. After all, you don't have any legitimate ties to the community, do you?
Kendall: I guess I don't.
Trey: Even if we get a lenient judge that I can sweet-talk into granting bail, the number will be astronomical.
Kendall: Don't worry about that, ok? Just convince the judge to let me out. I'll come up with bail somehow.
Trey: The only person I can think of in position to help you out financially would be your mother, and I could go to her if you want, but I don't think that's the solution, seeing that it is her house you're being accused of burning --
Kendall: I didn't do it!
Trey: I've been looking at the evidence, Kendall. It places you squarely in the room where the fire started.
Kendall: I don't give a damn about the evidence. It's all a bunch of lies!
Trey: Well, nonetheless, it is compelling. Your fingerprints are all over Bianca's room.
Kendall: So what? I was in the house another time.
Trey: The statement your mother made last night to the police says otherwise. According to her, you've never been invited upstairs in her house before.
Kendall: That's right. But I was in there one other time -- uninvited.
Erica: Chris, I will go take a shower while you talk.
Ryan: I got to get Kendall out of this. I mean, I hired a lawyer for her --
Chris: Ryan, Ryan, you're wasting your time and you're wasting your money, son. Kendall Hart, she's right where she belongs.
Ryan: Come on! You said it a million times, I've heard you say it, that all she needs -- all she needs is people on her side.
Chris: Not this time, Ryan. I'm sorry. The damage is too great. Ryan: I talked to her, ok? I talked to her last night. She swore to me -- she swore that she didn't do it.
Chris: And you believed her?
Ryan: Yes, I believed her.
Chris: You believe the woman who strolled into the Valley Inn and pulled a gun on her mother? The same woman who sicced the columns, the tabloids on her sister? She has been lying to us all over and over again, especially to Erica. Now she's not going to do it to you, you understand me? I'm not going to let her do it --
Ryan: She's not lying to me.
Chris: I feel for you, son, because it must be hard for you to hear the truth about Kendall, especially with you feeling the way you do about her, but, please, look at this objectively --
Ryan: Oh, you mean like you are?
Chris: And what the hell is that supposed to mean?
Ryan: Well, I mean, nobody hates Kendall quite as much as Erica does. And I mean, that's who you're taking your marching orders from, isn't it?
Chris: You know it's not like that. I -- I think you better go.
Ryan: No, I'm not going anywhere until I'm through here, all right? For God's sakes, I dragged you out of that fire last night.
Chris: Yeah. Yeah, but I never realized that you would expect me to pay you back so soon.
[Erica runs back into the room]
Erica: How dare you! Ryan, this is the man who took a bullet for you. He loves you more than he loves his own life. I'm not going to let you use emotional blackmail on him. Not now and not ever.
Chris: Erica, please.
Ryan: All right, maybe I -- I don't know what I'm saying. Maybe I'm -- but, please, just for a minute, just think about it for one minute. What if you're wrong, Erica? What if Kendall didn't do this? Do you want your daughter to rot in jail?
Brooke: Was I nasty to you before? I -- I'm not sure. I didn't mean to be.
Edmund: It was the jetlag.
Brooke: I was very glad that you were here with Jamie because I didn't have to worry about him.
Edmund: Although, you did.
Brooke: Did he --
Edmund: No. Hasn't said a word since he spoke to Tad. But he's better, I can tell. You'll see. I'm more worried about you.
Brooke: Don't be. You know, I'm a rock.
Edmund: That's what I'm saying. You know, you're just, like, not dealing with your own pain because you want to take care of Tad's?
Brooke: Is that what I'm doing?
Edmund: You just -- that's what you do. You take on other people's pain, Brooke.
Brooke: Well, Tad isn't "other people." For God's sake, you know what he's going through, or did you forget what it's like to lose your wife? Oh, God. Edmund, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. That was a horrible thing to say. I'm sorry.
Edmund: Ahem -- no, Brooke, I haven't forgotten what it's like to lose my wife. It's like falling down into a very cold, dark pit of hopelessness and sadness. And that is what Tad is going to go through for a very, very long time. And I don't want him dragging you down with him.
Brooke: I appreciate what you're saying. I really do.
Edmund: I feel for him. My heart goes out to him, more than you know. But this is his problem. It's him, not you.
Brooke: I don't want you to try and protect me from Tad, ok? You don't have to, and you couldn't if you wanted to. I mean, Tad and I are connected for the rest of our lives.
Edmund: Because of Jamie?
Brooke: Oh. Oh, look at these. Are these the -- are these the invitations? The wedding invitations?
Edmund: The stationer sent them over yesterday.
Edmund: You don't want to get married now, do you, Brooke?
David: Just leave me alone. You should know by now that I can't discuss these kinds of things.
Anna: I'm not going to leave you alone, not when you're at war with the world. I'm supposed to be your wife. And if you don't come to me, what does that say about our chances?
David: And if you don't know by now that I love you, if you can't feel it, if you don't believe it when I say it to you, what am I supposed to do? Anna: Just talk to me! Tell me the truth.
David: Oh! Well, that's really funny, coming from you. It's not like honesty's been a real premium with you lately.
Anna: What's that supposed to mean? Ok, so I decided to stay on birth control pills. Shoot me.
David: Good. Good. Now you know why I wasn't able to talk to you.
Anna: Oh, that is an enormous display of ego, even for you. I mean, seriously, what did you expect me to do? Stop taking them, just because you decided that we were going to have a baby?
David: No. I expected that we would come to this decision together.
Anna: I said I would consider it.
David: Oh --
Anna: Along with the big house and the willow tree.
David: Oh, and so I'm supposed to just stand still, right, waiting for you to deem it appropriate to move forward? Is that it?
Anna: I have a lot of responsibilities, David. I have a very important job, one that I wouldn't have even dreamed of a year ago.
David: You also have a husband, one that you wouldn't have dreamed of a year ago.
Anna: What kind of husband are you? I mean, seriously, must of the time, you seem to talk to me like you think you're my boss.
Brooke: Dixie's death doesn't just happen to Tad. It happened to all of us. You know we're -- we're family.
Edmund: I still want to marry you, Brooke English. Nothing's changed that. Do you want to marry me?
Brooke: Do you really think that we can put stamps on these and put them in the mail, like it was two days ago?
Brooke: I just don't think there's any choice. Having a wedding a month now, it just -- it just feels wrong. I --
Tad: Brooke? Don't. Please, don't cancel your wedding because of me.
David: I'm trying to be your husband, Anna. But I don't get it. You tell me that I don't share my feelings? And when I do, when I say to you that I want to have a child with you, you don't hear it. You don't get that I'm ready to change my entire life for you. Nothing would make me happier than for us to have a family, a house.
Anna: And a Weeping Willow Tree. I just -- I -- oh, honestly, David, I -- you're either shutting me out completely or you're trying to mollify me with these greeting-card sentiments.
David: Mm-hmm. That's what you think I'm doing, huh? I told you the simple truth of what I'm hoping that we can have as a family, as two people together, and you laughed.
Anna: No, I --
David: You laughed, Anna.
Anna: Oh -- ugh! Oh. There are some things that we are very good at, but we just don't know how to talk to each other.
David: Hmm. Apparently not. And I don't, for the life of me, know what I'm doing.
Anna: You think it's my fault, and I think it's yours.
David: What now?
Anna: I don't know.
David: Oh, yes, you do. Come on, Anna. Think of what you just said -- that you don't think that we have much of a chance or that you don't believe that I would make much of a husband. You're just not saying the word. All right, then I'll say it. Do you want a divorce?
Erica: Kendall confessed.
Ryan: You keep saying that. What do you mean, she confessed? What did she say?
Erica: I told you, when you two were still -- you were trapped in the house -- Kendall wailed that it was all her fault.
Ryan: And that's a confession of guilt? I mean, Kendall was freaking out. She thought Chris and I died in the fire. She tried to save Bianca and she couldn't.
Erica: No, she never tried to save Bianca. Never. Kendall would no more try to save Bianca than she would try to save me.
Ryan: Erica, she dragged you out of the house. Don't you remember that? She stopped you from going upstairs to save Bianca because she was afraid that --
Erica: Oh, yeah, I remember everything. She dragged me out of the house, all right. She stopped me from going upstairs to save Bianca because she wanted to kill Bianca! Look, I know what I saw. I know what I heard. Kendall is guilty.
Ryan: You know I think you're twisting her words around because you want to believe the worst of your daughter.
Chris: Ryan, she is not twisting Kendall's words around. Kendall has played this her way all the way down the line, son.
Erica: I'm sorry for you, Ryan.
Chris: Ryan, you're going to have to find a way to get over her. She sealed her own fate last night and -- and there ain't nothing, nothing anybody can do to help her now.
Ryan: Yeah, she's been hearing a lot of that lately. Maybe it's time somebody actually tried to help her.
Chris: Ryan? Ryan!
Erica: Chris, he'll see.
Chris: Yeah, he hasn't so far.
Erica: Well, it's not too late for the two of you. Chris, you're not going to lose Ryan again.
Chris: I hope not.
Erica: And you're never going to lose me. Promise. Hmm.
Chris: Thank God I have you.
Trey: So you entered your mother's house uninvited. Does that mean you broke in?
Kendall: Yeah, I broke in, but it wasn't last night.
Trey: Why? What were you looking for?
Kendall: A lot of things, I guess.
Trey: And when did you do this?
Kendall: It was a night when I knew they were all out of town. I hadn't been past the foyer since I came back to Pine Valley.
Trey: And that made you angry?
Kendall: No, I love being shut out of my mother's house. What do you think?
Trey: And then what did you do?
Kendall: I wanted to go in there and look around and see what matters to them, to my mother and sister. And it was clear that I don't. There was not one single picture of me in that entire house. There was nothing to show that I even exist.
Trey: Well, it's understandable. You were born from rape, from a violent act.
Kendall: Oh, God, I am so sick to death of hearing that. That is not my fault, now, is it?
Trey: And it's not hers, either. But it's not reason enough to hate her. You do hate her, don't you?
Kendall: I only give back what she gives me, which is complete indifference.
Trey: Hmm, "indifference." That's why you would break into her house, look around and touch things that don't belong to you.
Kendall: I told you I knew what I would find there -- a fortress Erica built for herself and her real daughter with the express purpose of shutting me out!
Trey: And that's why you burned it down?
Kendall: I didn't!
Trey: Kendall, everything you just said right now will get you convicted.
Trey: It goes to motive. But if you listen to me and you plead guilty, I can make a case for extenuating circumstances.
Kendall: No! No, I'm not going to say I'm guilty when I'm not! I went into that house and I touched things in Bianca's room. I lay down on her bed and I imagined what it would be like to have her life. But not last night. And I swear I did not set that fire. You have to believe me! Trey: I could try,
and I could put you up on the witness stand, and you can tell the jury your version of events, and I'm sure that you'll be very convincing.
Kendall: That's because it'll be true.
Trey: But Erica Kane is going to testify, too. She's the victim, after all. And you can bet that she's going to pull out all the tricks. God, Kendall, who do you think the jury's going to listen to?
Kendall: But -- but it can't be just like that. They can't just lock me up because they believe Erica. You can explain the fingerprints. It's the only evidence they have against me.
Trey: No, that's not true. I thought you knew -- they found a cigarette lighter just like yours at the scene of the crime. It was under all the ashes. But how do I explain that?
Kendall: My lighter -- that's crazy.
Trey: The cops claim it was yours. They found it all charred and mangled in the rubble, but they could identify it.
Kendall: Well, they're wrong. My lighter's still in my purse. And it's not all charred and mangled because it was nowhere near that fire. Look into my purse right now. You'll see it's still there.
Trey: I already did that. I looked through all of your personal belongings. It wasn't there.
Kendall: Well, that -- that's impossible. Look again.
Trey: There was no lighter, Kendall.
Kendall: Well, then, I am being set up! Someone is doing this to make me look guilty.
Trey: The persecution defense? You're not making this any easier on yourself.
Kendall: Damn it, I don't know what's going on here. All I know is I did not start that fire! Why go through all that trouble? I wanted to hurt my mother, I would've just put bullets in the gun.
Trey: Look, I can just hear Jackson Montgomery making his case right now. And he doesn't like you, either, does he?
Kendall: No, no, he doesn't. He paid me to leave town.
Trey: And he's in love with your mother. Everyone in the courthouse knows that.
Kendall: So? Yeah, that's true, but so what? He's also an honest man. Everyone knows that, too.
Trey: Yes, but he's got special incentive here. He can give your mother what she wants most.
Kendall: Which is what?
Trey: You said it yourself -- to make you disappear.
[Ryan arrives to see Kendall]
Guard: She's still with her lawyer.
Trey: You can let me out. I'm leaving. I'm going to go prepare for your arraignment. Now, be smart, Kendall. For God's sakes, consider what I said. I'll see you in a few hours.
Ryan: Hey, thanks, man.
Ryan: Hey. So, I mean, is he helping? I mean, he's supposed to be a really good lawyer.
Kendall: Everything he said was the truth.
Ryan: Ok. So what is it, what is it? You look upset. Don't be afraid.
Kendall: I'm innocent, Ryan. You -- you believe me, don't you?
Ryan: Yes. I believe you. You couldn't have done this. That's why you're going to be out of here. You're going to be out of here real soon. I'm going to make sure of it.
Erica: I'm going to go finish taking that shower I started to before.
Chris: Have fun.
[Chris playfully throws a pillow at Erica]
Erica: I was so rudely -- ah! Yeah, have fun yourself!
[Erica throws the pillow back]
[Chris dials the phone]
Anna: Yeah, Chief Devane.
Chris: Devane, you up?
Anna: What is it?
Chris: You hear about the fire at Erica's?
Anna: No. I wasn't on duty.
Chris: Yeah, well, they're calling it arson and they've already got Kendall Hart in lockup.
Anna: Oh, my God. Was anyone -- is Erica all right?
Chris: Erica's fine, so is Bianca, and so am I, in case you were wondering, but the house -- house is a total loss, Devane.
Anna: Ok. I have to be at the station, so thanks for the info. Bye.
David: What is it?
Anna: Erica's house burned down. She's fine, so is Bianca, but I need to go.
David: Wait a minute. Wait -- no, no, no. You didn't answer my question. Did you come here to ask for a divorce?
Anna: You're the one that brought up the D word, not me.
David: All right. Then did you come here to get me to ask for a divorce?
Anna: You sound like it's what you want, but you want me to be the one to ask for it. We need to pick this up later, then, because it's more of a discussion than I've really got time for right now, so I'll call you when I finish work and we can sit down and talk about it.
David: Yeah. Oh, damn it, Anna. We don't have to talk about it. I don't want a damn divorce!
Anna: Well, I don't, either.
David: But you want something from me. What is it?
Anna: Well, it's what I said. When you're feeling bad or you're grieving --
David: What, what, you'll be happy to laugh at me? Is that it?
Anna: I didn't mean to do that. Really, I didn't because actually, I think the Weeping Willow thing is nice. It's just that --
David: You don't think I'm on the level, is that it? I am. And I'm willing to risk you mocking me to tell you so.
Anna: Ok. What do you need from me? What am I not giving you?
David: Well, that last bit about me not being much of a husband -- well, that was -- that was pretty rough.
David: Look, I know that we got married so that you wouldn't have to testify against me. But what I want right now, I want -- I want to be your husband, ok, with everything that goes along with it. That's not a con, Anna, ok? But you think that I'm still in love with Dixie or who knows -- with her spirit or something. And I don't know what -- what shape I'm supposed to, like, twist myself into to make this work. I don't know what to do.
Anna: You don't have to do anything. I just need you.
Tad: Dixie wouldn't have wanted you to change your plans. It would make her happy to know that you two were getting married.
Brooke: We will get married, ok? We just -- we're just going to postpone the date, that's all.
Edmund: Yeah, everybody we know is going to be affected by this, and we don't feel like celebrating much right now.
Brooke: So we'll just -- you know, we'll reschedule it for a little later in the summer, that's all.
Tad: You sure?
Edmund: We're sure.
Tad: I appreciate it. I really would like to be able to enjoy your happiness.
[Jamie walks into the room]
[Tad and Jamie talk]
Tad: She loved you, too, as much as if you were her own.
Tad: Maybe you heard what we were discussing in here. Edmund and Brooke have decided to push their wedding off a little bit. But they're doing it because they care about us, and they're doing it out of respect. You understand, nothing has changed between the two of them.
Brooke: I'm going to make some breakfast, ok? Come on, you.
[Jamie and Brooke leave the room]
Tad: I'm -- I'm really -- I am very sorry about the change, Edmund. You know, I -- I hope you guys don't push it off too long.
Edmund: Brooke and I are together on this. I mean, we've got the rest of our lives.
Tad: You got through this. When Maria died, you got through this. How? How do you possibly get through this?
Edmund: You don't.
David: You need me?
David: So what does that mean?
Anna: What the hell do you think it means? It means I need you beside me, trusting me, and turning to me. And if you want a family -- well, that is a conversation -- ok, David? -- A conversation between us. It's not a directive. And while we're at it, if we want this thing to work, you can never, ever walk out on me again and disappear for the night because I am telling you that is a deal breaker.
David: All right, maybe you should go to work because I think you're right -- this conversation is going to be a lot harder than we thought it would be.
Anna: No, you know I am serious about this, don't you? You know I am.
David: Yes, yes, I do. You are the most challenging, the most alluring --
Anna: You're an infuriating man. You know? God, I hate that I love you. I hate it!
David: Well, then, maybe that means that we're going to have a very interesting life together, hmm?
Ryan: Hey, you know what? I forgot to tell you -- I fixed the bike up. It's running great. It's all ready for our cross-country trip. We're ready to go.
Kendall: I can't go with you.
Ryan: What are you talking about? I'll wait for you. I'm not going without you. Ok, so come on -- I know you've been thinking of some places. What are some places you want to go to, some out-of-the-way places?
Kendall: I don't know -- the Grand Canyon. Graceland, I don't know. Is that boring?
Ryan: Nothing about this trip is going to be boring. We're going to find all sorts of out-of-the-way places where we can make love like the Grand Canyon, like --
Ryan: Uh-uh. I don't know. I don't know about Graceland. I'm serious, though. I know exactly what it's going to be like, all right, under the stars, or we can go to the desert, on the beach in Malibu. Ok?
Kendall: I have never wanted anything so bad.
Ryan: Well, it's going to happen. All right? We'll just take it slow, not knowing where to go next.
Kendall: I want to believe that it will.
Ryan: I'm going to make it happen. Believe it.
[Trey takes a lighter out of his pocket and throws it into the water- The lighter was not Kendall's]
Tad: I just got together -- I know I do, you know, because of Jamie and JR. I -- I know I do.
Edmund: That feeling that you have in your heart right now -- it's always going to be there somewhere. It's a loss that just never goes away.
Tad: You know, in a way I -- I don't think I'd want it to if it meant letting go of her.
Edmund: It's never going to happen, Tad. Dixie's a part of you.
Tad: She was -- she was always the best part. You know, we were having a baby together. Finally.
Edmund: I know. I am so sorry, Tad.
Tad: I just found out that she wanted to name the baby after my grandmother -- Kate.
Tad: Oh, God.
David: I'm sure they can wait for you at work.
[David and Anna make love]
Kendall: I don't know why we're -- we're talking like this. They have so much evidence against me. Even my own lawyer is telling me to plead guilty so he could cut some deal. I don't have a friend in this world but you.
Ryan: I want you to trust me, all right? Until this is over, I want you to lean on me.
Kendall: Ok. I am in so much trouble, Ryan. I'm so scared.
Ryan: Ok, come here. Come on.
Erica: You know, there's nothing about you I'm not crazy about.
Chris: Yeah. I'll remind you of that the next time we lock horns.
Erica: Well, you'd better.
Chris: I will.
Erica: Ok, I am going to go call Bianca. I'm going to call her on my cell phone.
Chris: All righty.
[Chris suddenly remembers what 'he' lost in the fire]
Chris: Oh, my God. The Proteus files. They were in the house when it burned down and they're gone. Those files are gone.
[Trey looks at the Proteus files he took before the fire]
Trey: I've got a lot of reading to do if I'm going to find Proteus' money.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Brooke: As painful as this is, there's something that you have to do.
Marian: Why are you lying to Adam about your health?
Stuart: Are you keeping secrets, too?
Jack: Did the big man get at he wanted, and now he's out the door?
Judge: Is it your desire to enter a plea of guilty at this time?