All My Children Transcript Friday 6/14/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Erica: You walked out on me. You can only do that once to me. You don't get a second chance.
Greenlee: How did you get the music to start on cue like that? Let's go out on the balcony so we can hear the music better.
Ryan: You went to see Erica again.
Adam: I'm worried about Liza's mental health.
David: It's time to pick up where we left off.
Adam: I'm sorry. I'll try to maintain better control.
Mia: No. I'm glad you lean on me. I'd do anything to help our family.
Adam: Would you be willing to quit your job at the hospital?
Liza: As usual, I have no idea what you're talking about.
David: We made a deal. Chandler Enterprises now enjoys the privilege of funding my research.
Liza: If $1 million and corporate legitimacy is all you've ever really desired, you've lost your edge.
David: It's nice to see that you've recovered your wit along with your health. It's going to be such fun working with you and Tad. Here's our signed contract. Shall we go over the details?
Liza: A question -- actually, two.
Liza: Did you know that I was non compos when I signed that agreement, and, if so, did you realize that I could prosecute you?
Greenlee: Let's go out on the balcony so we can listen to music. Come on.
Greenlee: What the hell was that?
Ryan: Anna? Ryan. Listen, has -- has Kendall come by to see you or see the D.A. or -- no, no. No, she didn't jump bail, all right? No. No. This is personal, all right? Don't call anybody. I will find her. Damn it. Kendall, where the hell are you now?
Erica: It happened again, Mom. Merry Christmas.
Leo: Whoa, whoa, Greenlee. Come on. You're in your towel.
Greenlee: Yeah, but I want to see. Come here. Come here. Come here. I want to work out your kinks.
Leo: All right. Go for it.
Leo: Ooh. You're the best, you know that? You, me, a bed -- I don't need anything else.
Greenlee: You didn't call David, did you? You really need to talk to somebody about what happened with the Count.
Leo: Not right now I don't need to.
Leo: I called him, all right?
Leo: I called him, just like you suggested.
Greenlee: Viva la France! Leo du Pres reached out to somebody --
Leo: Well --
Greenlee: The right somebody. This is serious cause for celebration.
Leo: Well, don't -- don't go popping your cork yet, Greenlee. I left a message, all right? I didn't actually talk to David. I left a message with Jake.
Greenlee: Hmm. Awkward.
Leo: But reliable.
Greenlee: But still, you reached out to the right person. I am proud of you. Maybe meeting guy du Pres made you open up to the family that really cares about you.
Leo: Okay, fine, fine, fine. Buy me a magnum of expensive champagne.
Greenlee: First things first.
Ryan: Just look at me, just look –
Kendall: No, no, please, please, please! Ryan, don't touch me! Don't touch me! Listen, Erica is right -- everything about me is bad. I'm not good for you, I'm not good for anyone. I was born bad.
Ryan: Tell me something, then. If you are so bad, then why do I love you so much?
Erica: I'm so scared, Mom. So much has gone so wrong. But so much has gone so right. And now everything just melted together in the fire and I can't seem to pull it apart. Kendall swears that she didn't set the fire, but all the evidence says that she did. I mean, all of it. And Chris -- Chris is just a gift. Sometimes I think that you custom-ordered him for me. He's everything you knew I'd always need. But it happened again, Mom. He walked out on me when I needed him. And I can take a lot, but you know I can't take that. And I would fight -- you know I would fight, but I just -- if I only knew what to fight for.
Chris: How about fighting -- fighting for a second chance?
Mia: You want me to quit my job?
Adam: The bottom line is we need you at home.
Mia: Well, I know it's a tough time, but --
Adam: And I can do a lot. But constantly reassuring my wife that she's all right and worrying that the opposite may be true, running interference for her at the office, making sure she doesn't bankrupt the company --
Mia: All right. I guess you are handling a lot right now.
Adam: Yes, and I could manage it if I weren't scared to death for my daughter.
Mia: Colby's not in danger, Adam.
Adam: Because I have been protecting her from her mother -- I mean, her mother's problems.
Mia: What exactly do you want with me?
Adam: I want you to keep Colby safe, the same happy little girl she is right now.
Mia: Sounds like a major role in her life.
Adam: Oh, yes. Yes, it is. Mia, please? You're Colby's aunt. She adores you.
Mia: I know that, but -- I mean, I won't -- I can't take the place of her mom.
Adam: Oh, no. No, of course not. Mia, you are the only person who can protect Liza's place in Colby's heart. Now, I'm not asking you to give up your career for nothing. I'll put you on a retainer, just until Liza's better.
Mia: Adam, no, I --
Adam: And seeing your relationship with Jake --
Mia: No, don't put Jake in the middle of this, really --
Adam: I'm sure he'd be able to hold your position at the hospital.
Jake: Hey, there. You're flushed. You been working out?
Adam: I'll -- I'll see you at home.
Jake: Don't let me scare you off.
Adam: You couldn't. I hope you'll consider my offer. It's a heartfelt one.
Jake: Okay. So, what's Adam demanding now?
David: Come on, Liza. Be the C.E.O. that you are. Make the most of this, of me.
Liza: I was hospitalized with a brain tumor the day after you finagled this.
David: You jumped at this because you saw dollar signs. Oh, come on. We both know that you don't have a basis for a lawsuit. I, on the other hand, should you renege --
Liza: Oh, I'm sorry, are you threatening me?
David: This is all just business, Liza. Once I develop and market that drug, we're all going to profit from pain. So why not put this contract to its best possible use?
Liza: You know what? That's a great idea. Why don't we put this where the sun doesn't shine.
Greenlee: Leo? You didn't. No, you wouldn't. Oh, my God, Leo. You're not out looking for your father or -- or Vanessa’s drug money or floating in the seine or in some gutter. Damn it.
Leo: Hello! Look what I have for you.
Greenlee: Oh! Thank God.
Leo: Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, hey, hey. I'm happy to see you, too.
Greenlee: Oh, God.
Leo: What are you doing? What's going on?
Greenlee: I thought you did something stupid.
Leo: I'm fine.
Greenlee: You only slept two hours.
Leo: I'm fine, baby. Got you a little breakfast in bed. What do you think about that?
Greenlee: Ah! They're still hot.
Leo: Uh-uh. Cafe au lait.
Greenlee: A delicious box.
Leo: Uh-huh. Something for my future wife.
Greenlee: What is it? What is it?
Leo: Sit down. I want to do this right. There you go.
Greenlee: Everything is right, Leo.
Leo: I know. I know it is. I know it is. Huh? It means something, too.
Greenlee: It's beautiful.
Leo: I know. It means something. This one -- this one stands for yesterday.
Greenlee: Yesterday wasn't our best game, Leo.
Leo: Well, you know, we learned and we dealt with it.
Greenlee: We have, haven't we?
Leo: Uh-huh, we have. This one stands for today because today is awesome.
Greenlee: It's perfect.
Leo: Let's just make every single day like that. What do you think?
Greenlee: Seal that with a kiss.
Leo: And this one stands for tomorrow. For everything we hope for. For a maximally cool future. You and me -- forever.
Greenlee: This is our life, Leo. You gave me our life.
Leo: You saved me, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Viva la France.
Doctor: You were sedated, Monsieur Kenyon.
Doctor: Your ankle is badly sprained. The bone here is very bruised. You have several cuts, lacerations, and an old burn there.
Trey: Me and my carelessness.
Doctor: What happened at the place de la Centieme last night?
Trey: It really doesn't matter.
Doctor: The facts of your situation will help me to treat you and to speed your release.
Trey: I -- I tripped, I fell, I hit my head. I must have bruised my arm and leg. I really don't remember.
Doctor: Your injuries are not consistent with a trip. You jumped -- or fell --
Trey: Sorry, but you're mistaken.
Doctor: From a room at the Hotel du Notre Dame, where you are not a registered guest.
Trey: French medicine is very thorough.
Doctor: Monsieur, what did you need to escape so badly that you -- how you say -- took a flying leap?
Chris: Erica, I've -- I've made mistakes before and I'll make them again. So if you're looking for perfect --
Erica: You walked out on me. I showed you the letter from that woman, and you ran out on me.
Chris: Just to keep the record straight, that letter was from Gail, Ryan’s mother.
Erica: Gail? She's dead.
Chris: She gave the letter to her lawyer a while back with instructions to give it to me after she died.
Erica: I -- I thought -- I was so sure that --
Chris: You were scared. Even the great Erica Kane needs someone to believe in.
Erica: Well, you ran out.
Chris: Erica? I had to get that letter to Ryan, the letter and -- and the ring that was inside of it, the one I gave his mother all those years ago.
Erica: Well, you told me that Gail had hurt Ryan very badly.
Chris: Yes, she did, and now he knows why.
Erica: She was able to explain a lifetime in a letter?
Chris: Pretty much. The creep she had married threatened to kill her and Ryan if she ever tried to get in touch with me again. All those years of pain suffering --
Erica: So she did what she did to survive, to make sure that you all survived.
Chris: I should have figured that one out.
Erica: I hope that understanding helps Ryan.
Chris: I think it already has. Look, why don't -- let's go home.
Kendall: Ryan? Can you come get me?
Officer: Oui. So, what is your story, Mr. Kenyon?
Trey: Yeah, great wine and lousy sidewalks ended me up on my head.
Officer: Try again, huh?
Trey: Could you please get me some crutches?
Doctor: You are not ready to be discharged.
Officer: We're not finished. Be comfortable. Enjoy more French care, huh?
Trey: I -- I don't want to take advantage.
Officer: You have no choice. You're under criminal investigation.
Greenlee: If you keep this up, we'll never get back to the U.S. of A.
Greenlee: Good point.
Leo: Ah. French lingerie.
Greenlee: They do have a way with lace.
Leo: Yeah, let me see it. Come on.
Leo: Come on.
Greenlee: No, I'm saving it for our wedding night.
Leo: Right. Oh, I guess you got to save something for the wedding day, huh?
Greenlee: Then stop seducing me.
Leo: No way. Come on, hmm?
Greenlee: I just got dressed.
Leo: Well, I got in the bathtub with my shoes on.
Greenlee: Oh, can I help it if me and a few bubbles are irresistible?
Leo: Come on, Greenlee. The least you can do is get naked.
Greenlee: France inspires you.
Leo: Hey, I'm the same lover in Paris as I am in Pennsylvania, Sweetie.
Leo: You're going to pay for that. Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey! Let me in!
Greenlee: I'm saving myself!
Leo: I have something for you.
Greenlee: A surprise?
Leo: Uh-huh. A big one.
Greenlee: How big?
Greenlee: Better not let me down.
Leo: Ah. Let me in.
[Knock on door]
Greenlee: Who's that?
Leo: The maid? I don't know.
Greenlee: Leo, what if Vanessa sent somebody here?
Leo: Stay here.
Greenlee: Leo --
Leo: Don't move.
Greenlee: Leo, who is it?
Count du Pres: Leo, can we talk?
Erica: Oh, I'll warm up in a minute.
Chris: No, no, let me. Let me. One second. Better?
Erica: Can you ever forgive me?
Chris: Sweetheart, I think I already have.
Erica: I need you.
Chris: I'm glad.
Erica: A lot. A terrifying amount.
Chris: Well, that's okay. Give me your hand. Your trust, what's here, it's whispering, "I believe in Chris, I believe in Chris." You hear it?
Erica: Yes, I do. I do.
Ryan: Kendall! Kendall!
Kendall: Over here!
Mia: You know, this whole boss thing has really gone to your head. I don't have to give you notes on my personal conversations with Adam.
Jake: That's not what I'm asking, and I think you know it.
Mia: What I know is that Adam flips you out, just the mentioning of his name.
Jake: I just want to know what he wants from you.
Mia: That's none of your business.
Jake: You know, I thought we were getting close.
Mia: Wait, hold on, hold on, hold on. Okay. You already gave me your heads-up about Adam.
Jake: No, I gave you horror stories about Adam Chandler.
Mia: Look, Jake, okay -- okay, we are close. But I can handle --
Jake: A lot, but not Adam.
Mia: Adam is good to me.
Jake: He is using you.
Mia: That is disgusting.
Jake: Well, it's the truth, Mia. Wake up. You know, you think you're special with him? All you are to him is convenient. He's pulled this number for years.
Mia: Pulled what?
Jake: Using people outside his marriage to try to fix what's in it.
David: Well, you -- you certainly are in rare form.
Liza: And you're the same egomaniac that you have always been. Do you get off taking advantage of people?
David: No, but I never realized that the business world was so stimulating.
Liza: I tell you what -- you are all about you -- you and your fame and your bank account.
David: Well, I'm sorry you feel that way.
Liza: No, it's well documented, your selfishness. You only cured Dixie for personal gain.
David: Well, then, I guess I'm going to need this contract to redeem my reputation. Together, we can make the world a much better place. Together, we can prove that good business is good medicine.
Liza: Do you know what this proves? That all you know how to do is take advantage of a sick person. Does it get any lower?
David: You mean any lower than hiding behind a brain tumor?
Liza: You know what would make the world a better place?
David: Yeah -- my completed research.
Liza: Your total humiliation and untimely death.
Adam: What's going on here?
Liza: More of the same. This charlatan is defending the indefensible.
Adam: What is it?
David: No, no, no. We're just discussing my R & D agreement with Chandler Enterprises.
Liza: You remember the contract, Adam. I signed this when I was extremely ill. It was the day that you punched Dr. Hayward in the face.
Adam: Yes, yes.
David: No need to apologize. I understand it was a very emotional time.
Liza: David is trying to hold me to the terms of this agreement. Call Barry and get him to void it, and I'll call Jackson and have him press charges.
David: Go ahead; waste your time and money. It's still a contract.
Liza: It's sleazy opportunism. I clearly didn't understand the ramifications of this agreement.
David: Well, I'm sorry to hear that, but it's still valid and it's still binding.
Adam: I'm afraid he's right.
Count du Pres: You are very gracious. Thank you.
Leo: Why are you here?
Count du Pres: Because you made an impression on me.
Leo: Well, I guess it's not every day some guy shows up and says he's your son. Or is it? Sorry.
Greenlee: We just never expected to see you again.
Count du Pres: I just cannot imagine how alone you must feel, uprooted.
Leo: Well, you don't miss what you don't know.
Count du Pres: I cannot comment on that. I have known who my family is for generations -- my father, his father, his father before him, back to the first empire.
Leo: Is there something you need?
Count du Pres: It's just I have been doing some investigations, and I thought you and your fiancée might like to know what I have discovered.
Leo: What, did you discover something you didn't know before?
Count du Pres: Just about your mother's story. I can find nothing to contradict it.
Greenlee: What are you saying?
Count du Pres: It is possible, Leo -- very possible, indeed -- that I am your real father after all.
Erica: Let's get on with life.
Chris: I'm with you, Darling. I'm with you.
Erica: Oh, I hope that life offers us a million more chances.
Kendall: I get it. I get it, I get it! I've let the past kill my future.
Ryan: What? You said as much before.
Kendall: No, no, I have been living in a past that I can't control. And it's made me sink so low, I -- breaking into a home I'm practically banned from just to touch things owned by people who hate me, by a woman who's told me eight million times I'm the worst thing that's ever happened to her? I was so humiliated, I -- I hated to tell you why I did it. I didn't want you to know I was so lost that I -- I couldn't stop trying to force my way into Erica’s heart. That funny thing is for, like, two minutes, I thought the fire was my lucky break, that I got to save her.
Ryan: All right, she should have been grateful, okay?
Kendall: Yeah, I guess, but -- but you can't change the facts, and one of the facts is you can't make anyone love you.
Ryan: Here you are.
Kendall: Yeah, at the grave of the grandmother who gave me away.
Kendall: And I ran away from you -- you, the one person who's ever stood by me -- to come here.
Ryan: So what's it going to be now?
Kendall: You said you loved me. You told me that you loved me more than you ever knew that you could. Tell me again. Tell me now. Do you believe in me? Do you believe in your soul that -- that I'm not guilty even though I have done so many bad things? That I'm not evil, even though I was born from hate? Tell me, Ryan. I need to know. Can I believe in you?
Kendall: Ryan, please tell me. I need to know. I need to know. Do you really love me?
Liza: You humiliated me.
Adam: I'm sorry.
Liza: Right in front of David Hayward. Why would you do that?
Adam: I should have dealt with this sooner. I didn't want to provoke anything.
Liza: Dealt with what?
Adam: Liza, our lawyers have vetted this contract a dozen times. It's completely binding.
Liza: That can't be.
Adam: You had our own lawyers draw it up. I'm afraid you're going to have to work hand-in-hand with Hayward to develop and market his drug.
Liza: No. No. No, I won't do it. It's completely unethical. I won't do it.
Adam: Liza, you're stuck. You're stuck with him, you're stuck with his contract, you're stuck with his equipment.
Liza: No. I -- I will not buy that man as much as a Bunsen burner because he used me.
Adam: Liza, are you saying you're going to try to invalidate this contract?
Liza: Of course not.
Adam: Sweetheart, you look exhausted.
Liza: I'm going to go lie down.
Adam: Yes, good idea.
Adam: Yeah, Barry. Listen, I need to see you tomorrow. I want an encyclopedic report on paternal custody agreements. I have another call. Just do your -- do your job, earn your keep. Yeah, Adam Chandler. What? Why the hell wasn't I told?
Mia: Now, you listen to me closely because I'm not backing down on this one. Adam worships Liza and he loves his daughter and he has been nothing but appropriate with me.
Jake: Are you trying to tell me that Adam has never crossed the line with you?
Mia: I can take care of myself, Jake.
Jake: You're out of your league.
Mia: Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Jake: Mia? Listen, I care about you. And you don't know who Adam really is and what he's capable of.
Mia: I'll respect your feelings when you respect mine.
Leo: Oh -- what are you saying exactly?
Count du Pres: That I think that you're a very sincere young man.
Count du Pres: But I believe you came to Paris to find out something extremely important.
Count du Pres: Maybe it's time for you to have the support of a family and not all this uncertainty.
Greenlee: How can Leo do that?
Count du Pres: I have taken some steps. I have arranged a DNA test. Don't worry; you don't have to take it.
Count du Pres: But they tell me the technology is 99% accurate. We just have to give blood is all.
Leo: And -- and suddenly I have a father, or not?
Officer: Interpol ran a search. James Kenyon III has no warrants or conviction records.
Doctor: In my experience, only the desperate or criminal will jump from a balcony.
Officer: Hmm. Then I'll find out which he is.
Kendall: She's inside! I couldn't get her out!
Erica: Tell him! Tell him, Kendall, how you set the fire!
Kendall: I did not start that fire!
Erica: Well, you found her inside!
Kendall: I was trying to save Bianca!
Erica: You did not save her! Bianca is still trapped inside the house!
Kendall: No, no! I couldn't reach her, but I got you out, and you would have burned to death if I hadn't!
Erica: What was she still doing in the house? What if she didn't set the fire?
Ryan: I -- I -- I love you heart and soul, Kendall! Before you, I was as good as dead. Now I feel -- I feel everything! I love you with everything! I need you in my life, Kendall. I need you in my life now and I need you in my life forever. Marry me! Damn it, Kendall, marry me!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Hayley: I'm sorry if this hurts your feelings, but I don't need you right now.
Ryan: Marry me! I'm going to keep you out here in the rain all night until you say yes!
Count du Pres: I have a little surprise for you.
Leo: Okay, what kind of a setup is this?