All My Children Transcript Tuesday 6/4/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
David: I wanted to be counted with those people who loved Dixie.
Anna: So you decided to share your grief with her family.
Erica: There's a stockholders meeting in New York today. The only thing I want to do is just run away.
Chris: We can do both.
Greenlee: What did happen when you went to see Vanessa?
Leo: I think I figured out I have to go to Paris.
Leo: I have to get on-line and book a flight.
Greenlee: Wait, wait, wait, you're ready to fly to Paris why? Why do you think Vanessa’s drug money is over there?
Leo: Because when I went to Vanessa to ask for my father's address, you know, just supposedly to invite him to the wedding, she completely freaked out.
Greenlee: Leo, that's her best event.
Leo: Yeah, but this -- this wasn't the typical, you know, psycho starlet routine. This was something -- all right, put it this way, she swore that I would find my father over her dead body.
Greenlee: That's my kind of threat.
Leo: She's obviously, you know, desperate to keep me from him.
Greenlee: How desperate? What did she say? She threatened you. Me?
Leo: No --
Greenlee: Tell me what she said, Leo.
Leo: Okay. She said that Count du Pres isn't my real father.
Anna: Well, Clyde Bendix is going to walk because you didn't Mirandize him, so really because of your incompetence --
Det. Goss: You don't talk to me like that. I've been on this force for over 20 years.
Anna: I'm sorry. I know that. But you have to admit that you crossed the line here.
Det. Goss: You crossed that line when you dragged in all your personal baggage in here.
Anna: Don't you start in on me.
Det. Goss: For weeks you've been goose-stepping over us, snarling, and biting our heads off. Get over it.
David: I am a doctor! I was responding to an emergency!
Officer: I clocked him doing 51 in a 25 zone.
David: And I told you that it was an emergency.
Officer: Yeah, I called the hospital, no such emergency.
Desk Sergeant: Lying and speeding. What's become of the medical profession?
Officer: Yeah, Doc here ripped up the ticket, tossed it in my face.
David: Give me a break. I did not toss it in your face; it was the wind.
Desk Sergeant: Add assault and littering to his crimes.
Officer: You bet. Sit down, Doc.
Dad: You made a big mistake; do you understand me?
Officer: Doc, you just earned yourself an arrest and lockup.
Erica: What time is it?
Chris: Time for dinner, I hope.
Erica: You hungry?
Erica: Well, room service is just a call away.
Chris: Room service? Are you crazy, Darling? We're in New York City. This town has one of the best restaurants in the country, if not the world.
Erica: Mmm, La Giaconda 2002, yes. Oh, they have frog's legs that are so good, and escargot.
Chris: Yuck. No, no, no, we're going to go to little Italy. We're going to go to a restaurant that has food that'll make you weep.
Erica: Hmm, that's what I'm afraid of.
Chris: No, come on, listen to me, this is like a religious experience. It's true. They don't advertise, therefore no tourists, no Eurotrash.
Erica: Does this place have a name?
Chris: Yes, it does. It's called Nardi's. Well, do you want me to feed you or what?
Erica: Well, since we already enjoyed the "or what" --
Erica: Yeah, feed me. I like that.
Chris: You do, do you?
Erica: Follow you anywhere.
Chris: Yeah. Follow me here.
Mia: Hey, come on. Work with me, Jake, come on.
Jake: Saying "work" is not exactly the way to get me to unwind.
Mia: Don't you just want to relax a little bit?
Jake: I told you, this is not exactly a good idea. You should've just left me back at the hospital.
Mia: Just concentrate on the beautiful moon and the cool breeze.
Jake: Mosquitos. That was a mosquito.
Mia: This is a mosquito-free zone because Adam, he installed those little, you know, mosquito zappers all around the terrace, you know.
Jake: Oh, great, great, great. So we get to hear bugs fry all night.
Mia: Can't you just pretend to relax a little?
Jake: Well, I got tell you, casa Chandler's not exactly my favorite place.
Mia: Yes, but I live here and I asked you here.
Jake: No, no, you dragged me here.
Mia: Whatever. You're here because --
Mia: You're turning into a total workaholic, you know.
Jake: Well, that's the Martin way.
Mia: You have to make time for yourself.
Jake: I am making time. I'm here right now, aren't I?
Mia: Yeah, under duress.
Jake: No, no, no, actually, let's start over. You're the one who swore you were going to show me a good time. So show me.
Mia: Okay. But first you got to take your clothes off.
Anna: So I'm going to be watching you, okay? Don't step out of line again.
David: You understand that? False arrest. You ever hear of it?
Anna: What the hell is going on? David.
Jake: You know, I rarely get naked unless I feel entirely comfortable.
Mia: Oh. Same here.
Jake: I'm curious about the bug zappers. Do they really work? I mean, because I don't want to create a feeding frenzy around the sensitive areas here.
Mia: Hmm. Do you know what I think we should do with those sensitive areas?
Jake: What's that?
Mia: Cover them with swimsuits.
Mia: There's a whole selection of swim trunks in the cabana by the pool.
Jake: Oh, Mia --
Mia: Yeah, try to keep up.
Jake: What --
Greenlee: Why is Vanessa suddenly denying that the Count's your father?
Leo: Why do you think?
Greenlee: It's a lie. She's keeping you away from the Count?
Greenlee: She made it pretty clear that she wants you to stay away from him?
Leo: I would say that "over my dead body" is pretty clear. I think that she's afraid that I'm going to find something else out.
Greenlee: Like what? Like where she stashed the Proteus money?
Leo: Yep. Sounds possible, right?
Greenlee: Yes, very. Let's get on-line and see what we can find out about the Count.
Leo: I've already tried. All I found out is that he is titled, he's a diplomat, a financier.
Greenlee: Oh, which makes a perfect cover.
Leo: So she might be able to get the money to him and he might be able to make it disappear, right?
Greenlee: Would he have diplomatic immunity over here?
Leo: I don't know.
Greenlee: Leo, we are on to something big. Let's go -- you know what? You can't go anywhere. You're still up to your neck for tampering with evidence. Anna warned you if you go anywhere --
Leo: No, Anna’s my sister-in-law. Families stick together.
Greenlee: Yeah, Anna’s Chief of Police. Okay, it's nothing personal, but --
Leo: Trust me, Greenlee, Anna is always going to put the family first.
Anna: What is going on, please?
Officer: This guy -- Dr. Hayward was stopped for speeding. He became belligerent and abusive.
Desk Sergeant: He tore up the ticket, was about to assault an officer. Seems to have anger management problems.
Anna: Well, what's the problem? I don't understand. Can you not deal with a disgruntled motorist?
Officer: We've got it under control.
Anna: It doesn't seem like you have. What are you waiting for? Book him. Do it by the numbers.
Chris: So? What do you think?
Erica: Oh, it's -- it's very interesting.
Chris: You hate it.
Erica: Should I? I don’t.
Chris: No, no, no, you shouldn't, but, I mean, before you sat down, you wiped off the chair with your -- with your napkin.
Erica: Oh, but that's because there was red sauce on the upholstery.
Chris: Ah, "upholstery"? It's leatherette.
Chris: Fake leather. Plastic. Pleather.
Erica: Oh. Well, I tell you, whatever it is, it's very comfortable.
Man: Signor Stamp. Non ci credo.
Chris: Ciao, Antonio! Trovo bene! Tutto a posto?
Antonio: Benissimo. E tu, non ti vidi. Non ti fai sentire. Come stai?
Chris: Ma scusa, sono molto impegnato.
Antonio: Ah, si, impegnatissimo. Auguri. Bravo.
Chris: Allora, mi scusa, eh? Erica, this is Antonio Mastronardi, the owner of this wonderful restaurant. Ms. Erica Kane.
Erica: How do you do?
Antonio: Everybody recognize Ms. Kane.
Antonio: My restaurant is honored by your presence.
Erica: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Antonio: Do you speak Italian, Ms. Kane?
Erica: Only enough to order from a menu.
Antonio: Ah, che peccato. But Signor Stamp, he can teach you.
Chris: Abbiamo cose meglio da fare.
Antonio: Ah, ci credo. Una scappatina a Manhattan con una bella donna --
Antonio: Al tuo fianco -- hai sempre fatto la dolce vita.
Chris: E perché no? It was all good, I guarantee you that.
Chris: Allora, siamo fame. Qualcosa speciale stasera?
Antonio: Tutto e buono.
Chris: Okay. Incominciamo con un cozze, vongole, anche una mozzarella en carrozza.
Antonio: Si. Subito. Vino di casa?
Chris: Si, per me. Per la Signora, un acqua minerale.
Antonio: E bellissimo.
Chris: Grazie, Antonio. Great guy.
Erica: Are you trying to impress me?
Chris: Me try to impress you?
Erica: Where did you learn to speak Italian?
Chris: [Italian accent] From my grandmother Cippi when she come over from Italy to this country.
Erica: Ah, Cippi.
Chris: [Normal voice] Why, you going to make fun of my grandmother's name now?
Erica: No, of course not, no. It's just -- well, it's an unusual name.
Chris: Mm-hmm. Well, now you know I'm half Italian, Sweetheart.
Erica: I love Italy and its people.
Chris: So you only love half of me?
Erica: No. I love every single bit of you.
Chris: Ti amo, tesoro. Ti amo.
Jake: I'm serious, where'd you learn to stroke that I couldn't even keep with you.
Mia: I told you, I worked as a lifeguard, once upon a time.
Jake: Really? Lifeguard, huh? Seemed more like you were trying to set a world record there.
Mia: I didn't bruise your male ego, did I?
Jake: Because of your swimming? Are you kidding? Obviously, you haven't heard that I actually enjoy chasing beautiful women around, I mean, whether it's across the land or the water or broken glass, for that matter.
Mia: Oh. You know, there was a time if anyone told me that I couldn't do something I wouldn't stop until I was the very best, from cannonballing into the pool to boxing.
Jake: Is that a subtle warning for me not to get fresh?
Mia: It's not a turnoff, is it, that I'm so competitive?
Jake: I like you being competitive.
Mia: Whew, that's a relief.
Mia: I don't know. Just been feeling weird about a lot of things lately.
Jake: What? Like what?
Mia: I don't know, I mean, look at this place. It's like -- it's like living in a castle or something. Just I don't fit.
Jake: What do you mean, you don't fit? You most certainly do fit.
Mia: No, I don’t. I just keep waiting for someone to catch on that I don't belong here and haul me off.
Jake: What are you talking about? Liza is your sister. All right? You have rights to this joint and, like it or not, you do belong here.
Mia: You're right. Liza is my sister. And the perks are pretty good.
Mia: Belonging to a family, though -- you know what? That's definitely the best part.
Jake: There's nothing like it.
Mia: You're right. I do belong here. This is my home now.
Greenlee: Don't be naive.
Leo: Don't be so negative.
Greenlee: Anna has a career to protect.
Leo: Anna has power, Greenlee. She's not going to use it against me.
Greenlee: She can't control the law. If you're caught leaving the country --
Leo: Well, here's an idea -- let's not tell her that I'm going.
Greenlee: Air travel isn't what it used to be. What makes you think they're not going to stop you at the airport?
Leo: You remember when I told you that I went to Anna? I told her that I was going to find Vanessa’s stash of drug money and I was going to turn it over to the police and, in return, you and I would be able to go wherever we wanted. She signed onto that.
Greenlee: She didn't think you'd be crossing the Atlantic.
Leo: Well, she didn't confiscate my passport.
Greenlee: She's going to have you picked up by Interpol and shipped back. Want to bet?
Leo: Why are you so against me following the one lead that I actually have?
Greenlee: Because I don't want you to get hurt or go back to jail.
Leo: That's precisely why I'm not going to take any chances. Greenlee, I want to be free to live wherever the hell we want to live. I'm always going to be on guard the whole time that I'm there, I promise.
Greenlee: You can't keep him from hurting you.
Greenlee: Your father. Well, what if Vanessa’s telling the truth this time and he really isn't your father?
Leo: Listen, it's not like I ever knew the guy, Greenlee. What have I got to lose, my name? Come here. Come here. So how would you feel about being called Mrs. Leonardo Doe? Leonardo Doe? Leonard Dodo? I think we're going to have to find something else.
Greenlee: Be serious.
Leo: I don't want to be serious.
Greenlee: You told me that you saw him when you were 8 in the Alps. That --
Leo: Yeah, she -- she pointed him out to me when he was going up the ski lift.
Greenlee: And that was enough to whet your imagination, wasn't it? A little boy growing up in hotel rooms, feeling abandoned. I mean, how many times did you imagine opening the door to a man who was an older version of you, begging your forgiveness for deserting you, and then whisking you away to a perfect life?
Leo: Give it a rest.
Greenlee: It was your dream.
Leo: I'm hungry. Are you hungry?
Greenlee: Leo --
Leo: I'm going to go to the deli and get some of those chicken pesto wraps we like so much.
Greenlee: Leo, we have food here.
Leo: I'll be right back! I'll be right back.
Greenlee: Leo, don't run out on me.
Det. Goss: Hey, John, you don't know who that is?
John: Some hotshot heart surgeon. So what?
Det. Goss: He's also Chief She-wolf's husband.
John: Sarge, I got to dump this one.
Desk Sergeant: Hell, yeah. Yo, two shoes. Over here.
John: Excuse me.
John: Dr. Hayward?
John: You're free to go.
David: So much for the letter of the law, huh, Officer?
Desk Sergeant: We're doing you a favor, friend.
David: I don't recall asking for a favor, friend.
Desk Sergeant: Take the pass, Dr. Hayward.
Anna: For God's sake, David --
David: How is this better, Anna? Answer me that.
Anna: I can't answer it. I don't understand the question.
David: When I walked out on you the other day, how did it make you feel -- when I discovered your birth-control pills and bolted?
Anna: What does that have to do with you being arrested --
David: You're doing the exact same thing right now to me. How do you expect me to feel?
Anna: I am not walking out on you.
David: You checked out on me right after Dixie’s memorial service.
Anna: We shared the same bed last night, didn't we?
David: Oh, oh, that ice sculpture on the other side of the bed -- that was you? I'm not going to live like that, Anna. I'm not.
Anna: Fine. Let's stop trying to make this work.
Anna: Well, isn't that what you want me to say? I mean, isn't that why you stormed in here, to see whether I'm ready to throw in the towel?
David: Are you?
Anna: I thought we had already discussed divorce and that we didn't want to go down that road.
David: Yeah, that was before Dixie’s memorial service.
Anna: You still don't get why that upset me, do you?
David: I already explained why I was there.
Anna: You deliberately disrupted that service, David.
David: I had to be there!
Anna: Of course you had to be there. You needed to be surrounded by all the people who loved Dixie most because you loved her, too.
David: Yes, yes, that's right, Anna! But the operative word here is loved, okay? That's past tense!
Anna: You will always love her -- always -- the same way that I will always love Robert.
David: Well, then if you understand that, why are you so angry with me?
Anna: I'm not.
David: Oh, come on, of course you are.
Anna: I'm not angry with you, really. I'm angry with myself. Because, you know, I've spent my life kind of doing things on instinct and I've never really had any bad consequences, and --
David: Until now, right?
Anna: I just -- I married you so that I wouldn't have to testify against you, so that you wouldn't have to go to prison.
David: Now you regret it, right?
Anna: Oh, just shut up! Would you just shut up! You don't know what I'm going to say! Just let me say it!
David: Okay! Go ahead! Say it!
Anna: You can be so unbelievably kind and gentle, David, and then you can turn around and be unspeakably cruel.
David: "Cruel"? That's great. By whose standard, yours?
Anna: Anyone's. The Marquis de Sade. I don't know. What you did to J.R. --
David: What I -- the kid attacked me, remember?
Anna: Yeah, and you deserved it because you disrupted his mother's memorial service. Because you felt that you needed to be there -- you felt, you needed. To hell with what anyone else wanted. I mean, never mind what you put those people through, the ones who had every right to be there. God, I don't know who you are anymore, honestly. I'm just so tired of trying to figure it out, figure you out, and what we are doing and why. I don't know if it's worth it really anymore. I don't know.
David: If what's worth it?
Anna: Being married to you.
Greenlee's voice: A little boy growing up in hotel rooms, feeling abandoned. I mean, how many times did you imagine opening the door to an older version of you? He'd beg your forgiveness for deserting you and then whisk you away to a perfect life.
Vanessa's voice: You want some reality, baby boy? Yes, I could have aborted you. And your father would've continued the arrangement. There would've been a chateau in the Loire, a car, a driver, plenty of spending money. Not bad for a kid from a hick town in Kansas -- Russell, Kansas, right? But I refused. I had the chance at the high life or your life. And you're here. And you want for nothing. And this is the thanks I get. You know, you ungrateful brat!
Leo: You told me my father never knew.
Vanessa: That I was pregnant? Of course he knew! He was a titled nobleman. It was an inconvenience. You were an unwanted child, a worthless bastard.
Erica: Now you're talking about love.
Chris: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I want you to try something else. Maybe this here.
Erica: Hmm, no, no, no. I want something else.
Chris: You got it.
Chris: You know, we might get arrested.
Erica: The owner is your friend. He doesn't -- he doesn't care.
Chris: Yeah, but -- ahem -- I think we should focus on the food.
Erica: Okay, it's my turn.
Chris: Mmm. That was good.
Erica: Yeah, you be good.
Chris: No, I know you don't mean that. You don't mean that.
Erica: Can't take you anywhere.
Chris: Well, no, unless you want to have a good time.
Erica: Grazie, Chris.
Erica: Molto grazie.
Chris: She speaks Italian! Un miracolo! [Italian accent] Nardi's created a miracle!
Erica: No, it's Chris Stamp who created a miracle. I am having the best time of my life. Thank you, Chris. Thank you for bringing me here, thank you for sharing this with me.
Chris: Piacere mia, cara mia. [Normal voice] My pleasure, my darling.
Erica: I feel like the luckiest woman in the world.
Jake: Well, looks like we managed to make each other feel a little more comfortable tonight.
Mia: Thank you.
Jake: Feels great to belong, doesn't it?
Mia: You remember that story I told you about how I imagined my son's life?
Jake: Big family, kids swinging on chandeliers, yelling and screaming and -- yeah.
Mia: Well, that's because after my mom died and I went to live with my uncle -- I don't know, it was just so quiet. It was kind of lonely. I just sort of wanted noise and a lot of activity going on all the time. And now with Liza and Colby and Adam and Marian and Stuart coming and going, and J.R. is there --
Jake: See? You've gotten what you always wanted.
Jake: Yeah. Well, I've always loved the big family thing -- you know, Mom and Dad, Tad, and Tara and her brood, and Jeff and Gram and -- I had an incredible childhood.
Mia: Well, yeah, yeah. You're a Martin. That's like Pine Valley royalty.
Jake: Mia, please. Please don't say that.
Mia: It's true, though.
Jake: No, don't say that.
Mia: That's probably why you were attracted to Greenlee, huh, because she was so beautiful, she comes from a good family, you know.
Jake: Actually, Greenlee was a fantasy. She is who she is. And it wasn't her job to become who I thought she should be.
Mia: Who -- who did you think she should be?
Jake: Someone a lot like you.
Mia: You know, you shouldn't say that.
Jake: Mia, it wasn't a conscious comparison. You know? I just had this idea of who I thought Greenlee could be. Hey. I don't imagine you to be anyone except who you are. And with Greenlee, it was just -- I don't know, something was just -- something was missing with us, and I don't know what it was.
Mia: Is that why it didn't work out with you?
Jake: Well, there was a number of reasons why it didn't work out. And I'm not dissing her in any way and I'm sure she felt the same way about me, but with Greenlee there was always something missing for me.
Mia: Go on.
Jake: And there's a wholeness, there's a completeness that the person in your life should add to your life. You know, and with you --
Jake: I like who you are. I like what you bring to my life.
Mia: You make me feel better than I've ever felt in my entire life.
Jake: Why don't you come back to my place with me?
Mia: I can’t. I don't think I can wait that long.
Chris: You okay, Sweetheart? You've been very quiet since we left Nardi's. Something wrong? What are you thinking about?
Erica: Oh, I'm thinking about how much I owe you.
Chris: For what, dinner?
Erica: I couldn't have gotten through the past few days without you. And I certainly couldn't have gotten through that stockholders meeting without you. You're the one who gave me courage to get through all of it.
Chris: Sweetheart, I'm just giving back to you what you give to me all the time. You know, you needed a break, get away from home.
Erica: Hmm. I don't have a home. Burned down.
Chris: So we'll -- we'll just build you a new one and we'll fill it with new memories, hmm?
Chris: I promise you, Darling, that life is going to be better than ever. You know why? Because we're going to live it together, you and I. Okay with that?
Erica: I feel stronger already.
Greenlee: Hope is a private party.
Greenlee: Called the deli, they said you never made it.
Leo: Yeah, I -- I kind of got side-tracked.
Greenlee: It's a gorgeous night.
Leo: Yeah. What's with the champagne?
Greenlee: I thought we deserved it. Lately, even when I think we're alone, suddenly my father's there -- or my mother or your mother, and now the Count shows up.
Leo: Yeah, I'm so sorry about that, Greenlee.
Greenlee: We do awfully well on our own, Leo.
Leo: Family -- you can't live with them, can't run them off a cliff. I'll drink to that. There you go.
Greenlee: To us.
Leo: To us.
Greenlee: We have [rest of sentence missing]
Leo: Well, Vanessa’s already given it her best shot, so --
Greenlee: Hmm, fortunately, I'm not marrying your mother -- or your father, either. You're it for me, Leo. You're all I care about, now and always.
Leo: Thank you.
Greenlee: I love you so much, Leo.
Leo: I feel exactly the same about you.
Greenlee: So don't lose sight of who we are, okay?
Leo: That's not going to happen.
Greenlee: I couldn't stand that.
Leo: That's not going to happen.
Leo: So you think we have what it takes to make it? Do you have faith that we're in it for the long haul?
Greenlee: We're magic together, Leo. Nothing can beat us if we don't let it. Ask me that six months from now when we're married and dancing in Paris.
Leo: Well, why wait? Here. Come here. Let's do it now.
Anna: You know, in the beginning, it was all a great challenge. Your bad boy reputation was kind of intriguing.
David: So you were drawn to excitement then?
Anna: You got a lot of it.
David: Well, you brought your fair share to the party.
Anna: Yeah. It was all very irresistible, even --
David: But then you found out I wasn't Proteus. No more dancing on the edge, right?
Anna: Oh, you know, I'm not that shallow. I don't know. Maybe I am.
David: So the blame's all yours now, right?
Anna: This isn't -- it's not about blame.
David: We went from fencing about drug cartels and international intrigue to discussing Victorian fixer-uppers and --
Anna: I know.
David: Flower gardens and --
Anna: It's terrifying. But you could still have your dream.
David: Oh, come on, Anna.
Anna: No --
David: The comfy family situation was about us, okay, our family. I mean, you made it seem like it was possible.
Anna: It is possible.
David: Not if you don't want it.
Anna: It's not up to me.
David: You know, you tell me that you don't know who I am anymore, but when I try to tell you, you shut down.
Anna: Because every time that I feel maybe we do have a chance at a normal life, you screw it up.
David: Oh, oh, okay! Okay, then it is about blame, right, and I'm to blame, right?
Anna: Yeah, it is. Yes, you are because if you're not off drugging a boatload of people, then you are being indicted for illegal research, and then if you're not crashing a memorial service, you're out here resisting arrest and punching a cop.
David: I -- I didn't punch the cop! I didn't punch him!
Anna: You know, David, the whole thing, it just gets to be exhausting. It's exhausting. I don't know what else to say.
David: I used to be really good at recharging your batteries, Anna.
Anna: Oh --
David: I guess I lost the knack, huh? So you're going to have to decide.
Anna: Decide what?
David: What you're willing to put up with, once and for all, to live with me and all that comes with it.
Anna: No compromises, take it or leave it?
David: I'm not going to change any more than you are.
David: This isn't all my fault, you know. It's yours, too.
Greenlee: After all the planning and the lists, you want to elope?
Leo: Well, that would be cool with me, too, but that's not what I'm asking.
Leo: Why do we have to wait till we're married and living in Paris to live the perfect life? Why don't we start now?
Greenlee: Start what?
Leo: I don't know, dancing, singing.
Greenlee: What are --
Leo: Living exactly the way we want to.
Greenlee: What are you doing?
Greenlee: Leo, there's no music. Would you stop?
Leo: Would you start, Greenlee? Come on. What good is our magic if we don't tune in to it? The music's right here. Listen.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Liza: Tad and I are going back to work.
Trey: Time to make another withdrawal, mama Mia.
Jake: Who is that?
Kendall: This is your best event, isn't it -- turning on me and tearing me down.
Maggie: You don't need to worry about me.
Anna: Leo, are you leaving town?