AMC Transcript Thursday 6/13/02

 

All My Children Transcript Thursday 6/13/02

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Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Count du Pres: Until last night, I did not even know that you existed.

Anna: I have to keep you overnight.

Aidan: You think my story's a crock. Just show me my cell.

Mia: If Liza thought I lived like a nun, she certainly doesn't think that anymore. The maid found this in my bed.

Jake: It's not mine.

Liza: Did you not see the lights flicker?

Adam: Yes. Yes, I did.

Count du Pres: I'm sorry to have to tell you about this.

Leo: No, it's not -- you know, I can't get on your case for ignoring me now, you know? It's not your fault that you didn't know that I existed.

Greenlee: Leo --

Leo: No, no, no, it's fine. It's fine. I just can't play the ignored son, you know, that's all.

Count du Pres: But Vanessa did tell you that I'm your father?

Leo: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Vanessa told me, all right, you know. That should have tipped me off that it was a lie. Rule number one -- everything out of Vanessa’s mouth is a lie. But you know what? I -- I forgot to transfer those funds. Excuse me, Count, but if I don't transfer these funds, we're going to be singing for centimes out on the street corner somewhere. I got to -- I'll be -- I'm sorry I wasted your --

Count du Pres: It was nothing.

Greenlee: No, Count, you can't leave.

David: Well, at least I know where to find you.

Anna: Oh. Of course. What can I do for you?

David: I was surprised to wake up in bed alone this morning. I thought you might be trying to avoid me.

Anna: Why would I do that?

David: Oh, I don't know. Maybe because the situation was already complicated before your nephew showed up.

Anna: My alleged nephew.

David: Oh, yeah, yeah. That's -- that's what I meant to say. We don't need any more complications, Anna.

Anna: Maybe this one is a little beyond your control.

Adam: Liza? Why are you looking at me like that?

Liza: Because you're lying to me.

Adam: Liza darling, what --

Liza: You didn't see it, Adam. You didn't see the lights flicker. You're just telling me what you know I want to hear.

Adam: Why would I lie about something so trivial?

Liza: Because it's not trivial! Because if I -- if the lights didn't flicker, then that means that something's wrong with my vision, maybe the tumor is back --

Adam: No, Liza. No, no. It's over. You're well, darling. That's all behind us.

Jake: [French accent] But the plot thickens like last week's bouillabaisse and smells almost as fishy, mademoiselle.

Mia: You know, you're asking for someone to tie you up and throw you into the psych ward.

Jake: Let's see. Here we have the missing cufflink found in the bed, obvious evidence of a shebang, bing-bang, chaka-chaka zing-zang. And the lady in question is playing -- how would you say -- stupid?

Mia: Listen, flatfoot, I never saw that sorry piece of tin before in my whole life.

Jake: [Normal voice] That's not bad. I thought this was very valuable myself.

Mia: I'm innocent, I swear -- no, scratch that. I'm not guilty. I was playing gin with Tony the tuna.

Jake: Hmm.

Mia: Honest. Would I lie to you, honey?

Jake: Peut-etre. Maybe. You know, you do have a habit of telling a lie.

Greenlee: Please -- s'il vous plait. Monsieur Count, could you stay here for five minutes?

Count du Pres: But your young man has business to take care of, yes?

Greenlee: Five minutes. Let me talk to Leo before you go. You shouldn't leave things like this. I'm sorry. I don't know how to say it in French.

Count du Pres: It is not important. You are very devoted to Leo, no?

Greenlee: I am wild, crazy in love with Leo. I'd have to be to take on Vanessa as a mother-in-law.

Leo: Is he gone?

Greenlee: No.

Leo: I don't need an audience right now, Greenlee.

Greenlee: That's not why I asked him --

Leo: Just get him out of here!

Greenlee: Like hell I will.

Leo: I want the Count out of here, Greenlee.

Greenlee: You're too scattered to know what you want.

Leo: Don't you try to run this. I saw the guy. He's not my father. End of story.

Greenlee: You're overreacting because you have, like, 3,000 things on your plate right now.

Leo: Would you please just go out there, open up the door, let the guy walk out of here. I don't want to talk to him right now.

Greenlee: This is not the time or the place to make life-altering decisions.

Leo: Why the hell do you think I came in the bathroom?

Greenlee: To get some breathing space, so take it, Leo, but don't blow this. You need to talk to the Count again.

Leo: Great. Tell him I'll call him.

Greenlee: No, you tell him. Look, you cannot let him walk away without finding out what the truth really is.

Leo: You're right. You're absolutely right. I got to find Vanessa’s drug money, and if this guy's her partner, I can't cut him out. I got to get off the hook in Pine Valley, right?

Greenlee: This isn't about the money. Look, I'll set up something with the Count, okay? And then we are going to have a wonderful day and an even better tomorrow.

Leo: Have I told you how much I love you yet?

Greenlee: Vanessa is over, and I am going to give you the life that you deserve. We are going to be so deliriously happy that Vanessa is going to explode with envy.

Count du Pres: How is Leo?

Greenlee: Quiet. Pretending everything is perfectly fine.

Count du Pres: Yes, well, we men react differently from you women.

Greenlee: You men just cover everything up. Something huge happened here, Count du Pres.

Count du Pres: I'm sorry that Leo is upset.

Greenlee: It didn't just happen to Leo. Could you do me one favor? Agree to meet with Leo again?

Count du Pres: I'm not sure if that is a very good idea.

Greenlee: I am. You need to see each other at least one more time.

Count du Pres: Does Leo want this?

Greenlee: If you're asking me if it's his idea, it's not, but I know that he'll want to see you again.

Count du Pres: Well, right now he is too busy in the Salle de Bains to discuss it.

Greenlee: No, he's still on the phone. Count, you need to follow up on today's talk.

Count du Pres: I answered his question.

Greenlee: Well, all that did was stir up a few hundred other questions. I mean, Leo is confused -- bouleverser.

Count du Pres: Oui. He is freaked out.

Greenlee: Yeah. And under all your cool, I'm sure you are, too. I mean, you just met a fabulous young man who could very well be your son. And if you are his father, then you are one fantastically lucky man. Okay. Okay. Leo is shattered, and if you will not meet with him again, if you will not settle whatever can be settled, then you are the worst kind of coward and you do not even deserve to know him.

Count du Pres: Mademoiselle, c'est pas necessaire. I am in agreement that we should not consider this over.

Greenlee: You are?

Count du Pres: Yes. We will make another appointment, and I hope that Leo knows what a fantastically lucky young man he is. You, my Cherie, are a force formidable.

Greenlee: Merci.

Count du Pres: Au revoir, Cherie. A bientot.

Greenlee: Now I see where Leo gets his charm.

Leo: Do you really think that guy's my father?

Greenlee: I think we should explore the possibility.

Leo: Sorting through Vanessa’s lies is -- it isn't going to be easy.

Greenlee: It'd be impossible. So why try? We'll take another route to the truth.

Count du Pres: Non, il n'est pas la. Non. Oui. C'est fini, n'est-ce pas? Oui, alors. Bien. Merci beaucoup. Au revoir.

Anna: Great. Thank you. We'll be out in a minute to sign those papers. Thanks. Okay. So, I spoke to the London police, and your story about the assault charges checks out. Apparently this woman's husband had a history of violence, so -- but the bottom line is they're willing to drop this warrant against you, Aidan.

Aidan: Good to know.

David: That must be Brit speak for "Thanks for cleaning up my mess for me, Auntie Anna."

Anna: You know what's so great? When people just hit it off from the first time. I guess maybe by this evening, you two are going to be knocking back a couple of pints and playing darts.

Aidan: Not unless the doctor wants to follow me West. Can we sign these papers? I'd like to get out of this town.

David: Don't let me keep you.

Aidan: Oh, I intend to set a mileage record before nightfall.

David: Sounds great. Go for it.

Anna: Um -- well, signing the papers is just going to take a couple of minutes. Would you like to have a little breakfast, maybe, before you go?

Aidan: I already dined on the state. Nothing like starting your day eating next to your toilet.

David: Oh, please, spare us the guilt trip.

Aidan: Merely making an observation, Davey.

David: Anna wasn't the one who put out the warrant against you in London and she's not the one that nearly beat me to death in the park.

Aidan: Neither did I. Otherwise, you'd be quite dead.

Anna: I agree with you, David, that I don't want any more complications, and I certainly don't want to add to them.

David: That's entirely up to you.

Anna: I'd really like to spend a little time alone with my nephew. Maybe we could meet after work, if you want?

David: Enjoy your reunion. Be careful.

Aidan: Charm on a shingle, that one. Where did you find him, under a rock?

Anna: Look, I don't take any -- you know -- from him. I'm sure as hell not going to take any from you. So sit down and listen.

Liza: If there's any chance that the tumor could be back --

Adam: Liza, no. Shh. What if Colby hears you?

Liza: Colby -- oh, God, Colby. I can't put her through this anymore. I have to call Dr. Greenberg.

Adam: Liza! Damn it! Get ahold of yourself.

Liza: Mother, it's happening again like before. My vision --

Adam: Close the door. We can't have Colby walking in on this.

Liza: It happened just -- just for a second. But they did. They went off and on.

Marian: Liza, I don't understand.

Adam: Calm down, Sweetheart.

Liza: It's just -- it's back. My surgery -- I don't think that they got all of the tumor.

Marian: Oh, no, Liza, you can't be right.

Liza: Mother, I saw it happen. I saw the lights flicker. They dimmed.

Marian: Well, that happens sometimes.

Liza: No, mother, I saw it and Adam didn’t.

Adam: Yes, I did. I said I did.

Liza: No, you're lying to me. You're humoring me so I'll just calm down.

Adam: Liza, I swear I saw the lights flicker. How can I convince you?

Marian: Liza, Adam wouldn't lie to you.

Liza: Yes, he would, Mother. Yes, he would! He's as scared as I am.

Adam: No, Marian's right. Marian's right. You're well, Darling. You're okay. Believe me.

Marian: Listen to Adam, Liza.

Adam: You're blowing this all out of proportion, Liza.

Liza: I'll just get more tests.

Adam: You don't need them.

Liza: Why? Because you don't want to know what's wrong with me?

Adam: What's wrong is you refuse to believe me.

Stuart: Adam! Is it possible -- maybe it could possibly be that -- that the truck in the driveway has something to do with this?

Marian: Well, for heaven's sakes, Stuart, how could a truck be causing all this?

Stuart: It's an electrician's truck.

Marian: An electrician's truck?

Adam: There's an electrician working in this house?

Stuart: Well, he -- he's in the house. I don't know if he's working or not, but his truck's in the driveway. Maybe he touched a line or -- or one of the circuit breakers.

Adam: Oh, my God. Days ago I -- I called about the security system, and I completely forgot about it. Oh -- how could I have been so stupid?

Marian: Thank heavens. I mean, he probably hit the wrong wire, that's all.

Adam: Of course that's all. I told you it was nothing, Liza. But you have to stop racing after the worst-case scenario for every little thing.

Liza: Next time I guess I just need to get all the facts first.

Marian: Oh, please, no more next times, okay? I don't think my nerves could take it.

Adam: And you know -- you know the funniest thing about all this?

Liza: What?

Adam: I didn't actually see the lights flicker.

Liza: You didn't?

Adam: No. I was lying.

Liza: You were?

Adam: I must have blinked when it happened.

Mia: Hey, you know, that's really nice. It's perfect. We date, we go out, we sleep together, and then you accuse me of being a chronic liar. That's really sweet, very romantic.

Jake: Mia, you're going to lie to Liza so that she doesn't find out that you and I slept together. And then you tell me that this Trey guy is a guy that you knew, and it's come to find out here that he's the father of your son.

Mia: Am I on trial?

Jake: No. Hell, of course you're not on trial, all right? I'm sorry. But if you mix all that up along with these mysterious phone calls that you keep getting --

Mia: Come on. They're not so mysterious.

Jake: You answer the phone, the blood rushes from your face, and I ask you what it is, and you tell me it's nothing?

Mia: Why are you doing this to me?

Jake: Because I'm seeing you -- I'm seeing you fall deeper and deeper into something, and I don't know what it is, but it's bothering you. And I'm just trying to offer you a hand to help pull you out of this.

Mia: I see. Is that what this is?

Jake: I've known Adam Chandler since I was a kid. Lying, manipulating people is what he's good at. It's what comes natural to him.

Mia: So, your point?

Jake: You're not made that way. And maybe if you tell me what it is, I can help you --

[Phone rings]

Jake: Figure this out.

Mia: Hello?

Adam: Mia? It's Adam.

Mia: Oh, hi. What's up?

Adam: Liza's in bad shape. Please come home. She needs you.

Mia: I will. I'll be right there. I have to go. Liza needs me.

Jake: Don't forget my offer. I'm not trying to lecture you. I'm well aware that you got a lot going on.

Mia: I'll think about it, all right?

David: What is this? You're joking, right?

Jake: David, what is it this time?

David: You put me down for intern orientation?

Jake: Yeah, yeah. It sounded like a brilliant idea to me. You're the guy who went and got yourself injured here. You can't do any surgery with that hand, so I thought, why not?

David: Well, you thought wrong. I'm not baby-sitting your interns.

Jake: Well, I'll tell you what, David -- resign and you won't have to.

Anna: Great. Thanks, Chris. Thanks. David has a tendency to rub people the wrong way.

Aidan: And I hear China has a sizable population.

Anna: All right. But my point -- and I do have one -- is that I don't want him to screw things up between us.

Aidan: He has issues, that one.

Anna: Yeah. I hear the earth is round. And you have traveled a sizable chunk of it to find me.

Aidan: And here we are.

Anna: And here we are, though we have barely shared five minutes of it that didn't involve fist fights or trips to the ER or jail time. What I'm saying is I would like you to stick around because it'll get better.

Aidan: I owe you for settling that mess in London, but me sticking around might be a bad deal for you.

Anna: Oh, let me be the judge of that.

Aidan: Besides, Dr. Davey won't like it.

Anna: Aidan, I have a daughter -- Robin. She's a little younger than you. How old are you?

Aidan: 24 now.

Anna: Right. Well, I would normally try to get you to stick around by being assertive and adorable, but I don't have time for that.

Aidan: So?

Anna: I am going to resort to something that I don't normally do -- begging. I've lost a lot of my life. I have lost a lot of my family. My daughter suffered a great deal in my absence, and I didn't even know.

Aidan: I don't see what I can do about that.

Anna: I lost Lindsay when I was younger, and here I am with her child.

Aidan: And that's enough?

Anna: Oh -- it's like having her back somehow. Please stay. I could call Robin and tell her that she has a cousin.

Aidan: If I leave, it's not as if I'm going to be dropping off the end of the earth or something. I hear it's roundish.

Anna: I would love Robin to get to know her family. I'd like to get to know you myself.

Aidan: Think Uncle Davey would let me join our cozy family circle?

Anna: Oh, I think you two will get along famously. I can't believe I said that. That's probably the lamest thing I've ever said. "Get along famously."

Greenlee: Thinking about the Count?

Leo: Well, we're in Paris.

Greenlee: City of lights, love, and romance.

Leo: All I can think of is, am I French or not? Is my last name du Pres or something else? Did I just meet my father or some stranger?

Greenlee: We'll straighten it all out.

Leo: Or not. You want to know what I have figured out so far?

Greenlee: Sure.

Leo: I figured out that grifters have no respect for their victims. They're all just a bunch of suckers.

Greenlee: You're not a part of that anymore.

Leo: Well, I am, just in a different role, that's all. See, the mark's naiveté is an invitation to take them for everything they've got. They deserve to be stolen from because they're so damn stupid.

Greenlee: Why are you telling me this now?

Leo: The con uses the mark's shortcomings -- their ego or whatever weaknesses they could find to use against them.

Greenlee: You and Vanessa were real successful at this.

Leo: Oh, Vanessa’s in a league of her own, believe me. See, you never force the mark to do anything. It's -- it's almost like he's leading you.

Greenlee: So?

Leo: So? Look where I've been led.

Greenlee: Leo --

Leo: Greenlee, she used me my whole life. I mean, she played me like a fool.

Greenlee: Don't do this to yourself.

Leo: Well, it's too late. That woman jerked me around my whole life. I was her assistant. I was her flunky. Now I'm nothing but another sucker.

Greenlee: That is not true.

Leo: Okay, what about all the little tidbits that she left me? Saying, "No, no, no, you don't go to -- no, you're not going to Paris. You can't see the Count no matter what." And I couldn't get here fast enough. "Oh, hello, Paris. Hello, Count." I was her easiest mark she ever scammed, Greenlee.

Greenlee: This isn't right, you know, you weren't set up.

Leo: No, I deserve everything that I ever get.

Greenlee: When Vanessa stuck it to David, when she wanted him to find out that his father wasn't the good guy he grew up thinking he was, what did you do?

Leo: Greenlee, that's -- that has nothing to do with this.

Greenlee: Yes, it does. It does. You -- you did everything you could to keep David from finding out the truth. You even risked serious jail time to protect him.

Leo: Yeah, a fat lot of good that did me. Ended up telling the guy everything anyway.

Greenlee: Well, do you think David deserved everything he got from Vanessa?

Leo: No, I don’t.

Greenlee: Why not? She was just playing his ego, his weaknesses.

Leo: That's not how it was with David.

Greenlee: Or you, either. Leo, it's not your fault that your mother's a psychopathic wack job, okay? I don't care if you throw things, walk the streets, guzzle wine, punch a gendarme -- do whatever you have to do. Do not even hint that you had this coming to you.

Leo: Oh, Greenlee, this is so messed up. This --

Greenlee: It can't be a surprise with all of Vanessa’s lies.

Leo: No, it's not a surprise.

Greenlee: If I could take on all this hurt for you, I would.

Leo: I know. As bad as things are, Greenlee, having you here with me --

Greenlee: Glad I surprised you in my bubble bath?

Leo: Gladdest. And as bad as things get, just knowing that you're here with me, I know that I'm going to come out of this okay.

Greenlee: And we're going to come out of this okay together.

Leo: I just feel like I'm not stuck in today anymore, you know? I feel like a have a whole lifetime of tomorrows ahead of me.

Greenlee: It's going to get even better. I promise.

Leo: All I ask is that you wake up next to me in the morning.

Greenlee: I'm going to spend the rest of my life with you.

Leo: Let's get out of here. Let's go get some air. Let's go walk around.

Greenlee: Punch a gendarme?

Leo: Maybe taunt a couple with some unintelligible American slang.

Greenlee: Better. Much better.

Leo: Let's get some wine, too. Let's get a really good, cheap bottle of wine. Some bread and wine --

Greenlee: Enjoy it in our favorite place?

Leo: Yeah.

Greenlee: I love picnics in bed.

Leo: Even in Paris?

Greenlee: Anywhere that I can sleep in your arms.

Leo: You tired, Greenlee?

Greenlee: No. No, but I have a way to change that, too.

Leo: I love you.

Greenlee: Me, too, you. So, let's go.

Greenlee: Leo, it's cool.

Leo: I'm sorry, it's just me. How can you even stand me?

Greenlee: You don't feel like running around. It's fine.

Leo: Maybe later?

Greenlee: Leo, no beating yourself up, remember?

Leo: But you're the one that wanted to go out --

Greenlee: Out was your suggestion.

Leo: I just hate doing this to you, Greenlee.

Greenlee: You're not doing anything. You can't fast forward this, Leo. Processing takes time.

Leo: I just -- I just want it to be like it was where everything's fine.

Greenlee: This is as close as I can get.

Leo: It's close enough.

Greenlee: All right, I am going to go get some supplies, and after some proper nutrition, I'm going to take you places you've only dreamed about.

Leo: Oh, yeah? Is it a promise?

Greenlee: Uh-huh. I'll be quick. Unless you don't want to be alone?

Leo: No, no, no. It's okay. It's fine. It's not what the Count did or didn't say or Vanessa’s lies or any of that, it's me. I'm feeling like a spectator, like I don't know who to root for, you know? Okay, let's just say that the Count was my father -- or is my father. If the guy is still a stranger, it doesn't make any difference to me either way. I've never had a father growing up. It's not like I'm going to miss one, right? So why do I care? Why do I care whether or not this guy is my father?

Greenlee: I can't answer that question. Maybe you should ask your brother.

Jake: You know, Hayward, I don't like you and I hate your damn arrogance. But I do admire your ability as a diagnostician and your talent as a surgeon. Why not just pass that knowledge on to the next generation?

David: Those kids are not ready to learn what I know, Doctor, and that should be obvious to you. And I'm not going to fill up my days with busywork because my hand is keeping me out of the operating room. Oh, and by the way, I'm not going to resign. Instead, I'm taking a sabbatical.

Jake: You haven't applied.

David: I'll be back when I can operate again, and I'll be the one to decide that -- not you, not the board, me.

Jake: We'll see about that.

David: Hey.

Anna: Oh, hi. Can I talk to you?

David: Yeah. Listen, since your nephew's out of town, why don't we go get something to eat?

Anna: Oh, he didn't leave. I convinced him to stay.

David: Just perfect, Anna. Just perfect.

Anna: Don't be such a --

David: Ow!

Marian: Darling, I'm so sorry you had to go through this.

Liza: No, it's okay. I guess I should just get used to it. I have to learn not to overreact.

Stuart: Adam's been gone an awful long time.

Liza: Well, he probably has that poor electrician cornered somewhere.

Marian: What the heck was that man thinking about?

Stuart: Are you okay, Liza?

Liza: Yeah. I just wish that Adam hadn't lied to me.

Stuart: You mean about the lights going dim?

Liza: Yes.

Marian: Darling, he lied to you because he loves you.

Liza: Mother -- if I can't trust him, if he lies to me, how can I know how my health is?

Stuart: That -- I'm going track Adam down and tell and -- and remind him of that -- again.

Marian: Don't be too hard on Adam, Darling. I mean, I actually think he's trying to be a good husband for once in his life. And I think, under the circumstances, he behaved quite well, Liza.

Leo: I love this place.

Greenlee: When I decided to surprise you, I was going to get a suite at George V or the Decrillon. Want to know why I didn't?

Leo: Oui. Je m'appelle you want to save up for a blender so you could save a few francs -- or euros?

Greenlee: You just said, "My name is I'm saving up for a blender."

Leo: So? So, why are we staying here?

Greenlee: Because this is as deliciously Parisian as the most chic, trendiest five-star hotel.

Leo: Have you tried this cheese?

Greenlee: In the states, if you don't live better or higher than everyone else, if you don't have your new designer outfit on and turn everyone lime-Green with envy, then what's the point? Life seems empty. But here in Paris, everyone envies Parisians just for being Parisians. For sitting in the cafes, for strolling the boulevards along the Seine. I wanted us to stay here so you could see what our life in Paris would be like.

Leo: This is what it's going to be like?

Greenlee: Mm-hmm. Even the simplest foods taste better.

Leo: I'll say.

Greenlee: Better than the finest cuisine anywhere else.

Leo: I'll say.

Greenlee: We are going to be the envy of everyone we know.

Leo: Hey, I'm already the envy of everybody who sees me with you, so --

Greenlee: True. And you're going to even have more superiority because you're living in Paris. We're going to have a great life, Leo. I guarantee it.

Leo: I'll drink to that.

Greenlee: And now, for the entertainment portion of our evening, I'm going to luxuriate in a bubble bath and then slip into something naked.

Leo: Perfect.

Greenlee: Mm-hmm. So while I'm filling the bubbles, you have time to call David.

Leo: I already called him when you were getting food.

Greenlee: No, you didn't. You can't lie to me and get away with it, so don't try, okay? So call your brother. You don't even have to tell him about the Count.

Leo: Well, then why would I even call him?

Greenlee: Well, you have to talk to the only other person that has to deal with Vanessa the same way you do.

Anna: I'm sorry. Sorry, sorry. I forgot, I forgot. I didn't realize.

David: Realize what?

Anna: Well, that it was so bad.

David: Look, it's not that bad, okay? The x-rays showed that it's not permanent.

Anna: I know, but the thought that it might have been terrified you. That's why you lashed out at Aidan and that's why you had him arrested.

David: No, I had him arrested because I was protecting you.

Anna: You're so bloody stoic. This injury really shook you up, didn't it?

David: Anna, my hand is going to be fine, all right? But I am taking a leave from this freaking hospital. If I can't operate, I may as well be manning a tollbooth on the interstate.

Anna: What are you going to do?

David: Oh, don't worry about me. I'm sure I'll be able to figure out something that will be profitable and very, very enjoyable.

Anna: Well, what?

[Pager beeps]

Jake: This Hayward’s beeper? Hello?

Leo: Hello. Is Dr. David Hayward there, please?

Jake: This is Dr. Martin, and Dr. Hayward's unavailable. Can I take a message?

Liza: Adam, don't be silly. I understand.

Adam: I'm sorry for running out on you so soon after that episode.

Liza: Don't worry about me. In fact, I was just about ready to throw mother and Stuart out of here so I can get some work done.

Adam: You're sure? I'll be home soon.

Liza: Yeah, I'm sure. Don't worry. Just do what you have to do.

Adam: I love you.

Liza: I love you, too.

Marian: Well, where on earth is he?

Liza: Well, Adam got an emergency phone call from one of the boards that he serves on. Seems he has to talk to some managing director of a charity off a ledge.

Marian: Well, no wonder you couldn't find him.

Stuart: Yeah, I didn't -- didn't look on any ledges.

Marian: Well, why didn't he just come and tell us he had to go out?

Liza: Oh, you know Adam. He does things and then he explains later. Right, Stuart?

Stuart: Yeah, he always explains later.

Marian: Yes.

Adam: Mia, it's very good of you to join me. I appreciate that.

Mia: Shouldn't you be back at the house?

Adam: Oh, Liza has Stuart and Marian with her. I just had to get away.

Mia: You didn't explain to me why.

Mia: Adam, what? What's wrong with Liza?

Adam: Nothing physical.

Mia: Adam, tell me. You have to tell me what's wrong.

Adam: I wish it were medical. Then we'd know what to do about it. But I'm worried about Liza's mental health, Mia. She's very, very close to the edge.

Anna: Hi. Oh, you look pretty settled in.

Aidan: Yeah, I found one thing your village has to recommend.

Anna: Oh, yeah?

Aidan: Small local brewery, turns out a decent dark ale. Why don't you pull up a pint and join me.

Anna: Oh, no, I -- I can't drink on duty. You know, American rules.

Aidan: Well, I'm sitting here, doing what a fellow's supposed to do with his pint.

Anna: Deep thinking?

Aidan: Exactly.

Anna: Have you solved any of the world's problems?

Aidan: No, but I have concluded something.

Anna: Oh, yeah? What?

Aidan: This daughter of yours, Robin -- I'd like to meet her. And getting to know you might be all right, too.

Anna: Well, I could stand spending some time with you myself.

Aidan: But are you willing to risk it?

Anna: Risk what?

Aidan: Your surly surgeon.

Anna: Oh, yeah. Oh, don't worry about David. I'll take care of him. And you know what? If getting to know my nephew is going to destroy my marriage, it wasn't much of a marriage to begin with, right?

Adam: An electrician was putting in some new lines for the security system. The lights flickered. They dimmed just for a second. Liza was -- she became hysterical. Nothing I could do or say would convince her that the tumor wasn't coming back. Then Marian and Stuart walked in. Everything was fine. It was all a big misunderstanding.

Mia: She thought that her vision was affected.

Adam: Liza's not dealing well with anything outside her control. It's going to be a big job -- I mean, a damn big job -- but we have to protect her from day-to-day realities.

Mia: I'll do anything I can.

Adam: I'd like you to take a larger role in Colby's care. If Colby had seen Liza's hysterics --

Mia: I love spending time with her.

Adam: And with Jake. Mia, Liza must not find out about your affair with Jake. I'm sorry. I know it's your life, but Liza's my top priority right now and she is so -- she's so vulnerable. If she were to have a breakdown, I'd never be able to forgive myself. I'm sorry.

Liza: Mother, is that you?

David: Hello, Liza.

Liza: Hello.

David: You're probably wondering what I want.

Liza: I'm almost afraid to ask.

David: Well, it's time to pick up where we left off.

[Music plays]

Greenlee: How did you get the music to start on cue like that?

Leo: Telepathy.

Greenlee: Let's go out on the balcony so we can hear the music better.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Chris: How about fighting for a second chance?

Mia: What exactly do you want with me?

David: It's going to be such fun working with you and Tad.

[Noise]

Greenlee: What was that?

Kendall: Ryan, please tell me. I need to know. Do you really love me?

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