All My Children Transcript Friday 7/5/02
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Vanessa: I need to make certain that the wedding never comes up.
Marius: I want it to happen.
Leo: How about we vow not to be stupid like our parents?
Greenlee: I like that.
Simone: I'm already hating myself for calling you.
Jack: Am I prosecuting the wrong person for burning down your house?
Kendall: No, come back! Ryan, no! No!
Leo: Remind me, wherever we go, we're going to get a boathouse.
Greenlee: And a lake to jump into. Should we move? The rehearsal.
Leo: Oh, yeah. Meet me at the Inn, will you?
Greenlee: Where are you going?
Leo: I've got some errands to run.
Greenlee: Leo --
Leo: My shoes are a little soggy, probably --
Greenlee: Leo, you know what last night was?
Greenlee: Yes, but we always are. No, it was the last night you're going to make love to me as Greenlee Smythe. The next time, I'll be Mrs. Leo du Pres.
Leo: Ah, so -- so I'm going to be making love to a married woman.
Greenlee: For the rest of your life.
Greenlee: I just felt what it feels like to be totally, out-of-your-mind happy.
Leo: Well, that's my job from now on, Greenlee. You do cosmetics, I make you happy, out-of-your-mind happy. Starting with the wedding. It's going to be everything you want it to be, I promise.
Mary: Thank you. Hi, Daddy. I'm glad you came early. I wanted to have a chance to have a little chat with you before the rehearsal.
Woodruff: I understand you've been doing well with Greenlee. The child is thrilled with the affection she's been getting from her devoted mother. Brava, my dear.
Mary: Are you surprised?
Mary: Good. So now I think it's your turn to gratify me.
Woodruff: Ah, yes. The quid pro quo.
Mary: Always, Daddy. I'm your daughter.
Woodruff: Mm-hmm, and what is the new price tag on your maternal affection?
Mary: Well, I truly hope that you'll live forever, but I don't think that I should have to wait that long for my inheritance.
Roger: What's the matter? You just can't take your eyes off me, right?
Simone: Damn it, Roger. I never want to see you again.
Leo: I'd love to stay, Green, but with our parents and the way they are, if we want to pull off this wedding, we have to rehearse them.
Greenlee: Think that'll keep my parents from taking chunks out of each other?
Leo: It's our best shot.
Greenlee: They're actually trying to be supportive, you know?
Leo: Yeah, in their own twisted little way, I guess.
Greenlee: My father's really walking me down the aisle, and my mother is fighting with me over the seating arrangement and the entrees.
Leo: She's evolved, I'll give her that.
Greenlee: And Simone? I mean, I actually have a best friend that's going to be my maid of honor.
Leo: Yep, yep. It's all good, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Hmm, and you have your family.
Leo: Yeah. They may not be speaking to each other, but at least I have them.
Greenlee: And your father.
Leo: Yeah, that's cool.
Greenlee: Oh, come on, stop being a guy. It's huge.
Leo: Well, yeah, it is, but at least, you know, the psychopath of a mother that I have isn't going to be there. I'm sorry. I -- I didn't mean --
Greenlee: It's just, you know, I work at forgetting her.
Leo: Well, she's locked up, Greenlee, and she's going to stay locked up. All right? There's no way she's going to ruin our wedding.
Greenlee: Ok, go. Go do your errands.
Leo: Ok. I love you.
Greenlee: I love you.
Leo: See you at the rehearsal.
Vanessa: Greenlee, I need to see you right now or I may never be your mother-in-law.
Erica's voice: Myrtle, what time did you see Kendall that evening?
Myrtle's voice: About 7:30.
Erica's voice: Are you sure?
Myrtle: I'm very sure. My next-door neighbor makes a wicked martini at 7:30 every evening at the dot, and I was racing to water the garden so I wouldn't be late, and that's when I saw Kendall leave.
Erica: Did she see you?
Myrtle: I don't think so. No, I called to her, but she was lickety-split gone, gone, gone.
Erica: I don't want to bring Myrtle into this mess if I don't have to, but if what she says is true, then I -- I just don't think Kendall had time to set this fire. Oh.
Jack: Hey. Sorry.
Jack: Your -- your office said you were back in town, but they had no idea where you were.
Erica: Well, no, I didn't tell them.
Jack: I figured you'd be here.
Erica: You know me so well, Jack.
Jack: And I think I know why you're here. Have a lot of questions, a lot of things to think about, don't you?
Erica: Yeah. It's a hard time.
Jack: I know. I do have some news, however.
Erica: About the case?
Jack: Yeah. Yeah. I had that forensics expert rerun all of the tests, and, Erica, there is not one shred of evidence that anybody but Kendall could've set that fire. Now, he's convinced, the police are convinced, I'm convinced, but you -- you don't seem to be convinced and I want to know why.
Erica: Jack --
Jack: No, I want you please to tell me what you know.
[Motorcycle engine revs]
Kendall: Ryan, it wasn't what you thought. It wasn't what you thought.
[Knock on door]
Kendall: Ryan! Ryan! Oh. It's you. Look, I don't have anything to say to you right now.
Chris: I'm not going to be here long, Kendall. I just came by to tell you stay away from Erica and Bianca at the trial today.
Kendall: Do you think I give a damn about them or you? The only person I give a damn about in this world is Ryan, and he's gone!
Chris: You care about my son?
Kendall: I care about him more than anything else in my life.
Chris: Good, then tell me why the hell he took off.
Kendall: Because I --
Chris: No. You know what? I don't want to hear whatever's going to come out of that lying mouth of yours, do you hear me?
Kendall: I love him!
Chris: My son is gone because of you. Don't you dare stand in front of me and tell me that you love him.
Kendall: But I do!
Chris: I don't know what you did to him, but I sure as hell don't want you to tell me.
Kendall: He misunderstood.
Chris: All I know is that the way he loved you, the way he was ready to stand by you, that whatever -- whatever you did to screw this up, it must have been big.
Kendall: Chris, please, please, do you know where he is? Can you tell me where he is?
Chris: Do you think if I knew I'd tell you?
Kendall: No, I need him! I need him! Please, can you tell me where he is?
Chris: You're unbelievable.
Kendall: Chris, I have to talk to him. Please, maybe I can still make things right with him.
Chris: Take your hands off me.
Kendall: Chris, you have to tell me. You have to tell me where he is! Please tell me where he is! Please.
Aidan: Oh, great. The old boyfriend you're trying to dump is my boss?
Jack: Listen, I just thank God that nothing happened to you, but, sweetheart, you need to answer my question.
Erica: I wonder if I can get this cleaned.
Jack: Honey, this trial starts today, and Kendall is going to go away for a very long time unless you know something about this fire that you haven't told me.
Simone: This is wrong. Don't you get that?
Roger: We're not hurting anyone.
Simone: Excuse me? Your daughter? My friend? I cannot believe that I called you. Talk about stupidity.
Roger: Well, I believe you got what you needed.
Simone: No. No, no, I don't need this in my life.
Roger: Maybe you do. Maybe we need each other.
Simone: What? No, we don't have anything. There's nothing. There's no future, nothing except a lot of hurt for people if they ever find out about this.
Roger: Well, I'm willing to take that risk.
Simone: Well, I'm not, all right? I want you out.
Roger: Come on, you don't mean that.
Simone: No, I do. I want you out of my loft and out of my life!
Roger: Simone, I'm afraid it's not that simple.
Simone: No, no, you know what, it is, it is. You just get out, you get dressed, and you go now!
Roger: I'm not going anywhere until you sign the contract to write our book.
Roger: Our book. The bestseller. Me and the drug queenpin Proteus. I want you to write it, Simone. That's how you get me out the door.
Mary: It's not that I think you would double-cross me or anything.
Woodruff: I wish I could repay the compliment.
Mary: Well, as I have just said, I have kept my end of the bargain.
Woodruff: Which was, as I recall, that you were to play the loving mother to Greenlee or forfeit your inheritance.
Mary: Correct, and -- and I think that I deserve it, Daddy. I mean, I've been racing around here like a crazy person.
Woodruff: And I'm very grateful to you for it.
Mary: Well, and I have also managed to be civil to this little con artist she's marrying.
Woodruff: It helps so much that his father is a French nobleman, doesn't it, my dear?
Mary: You want to know the truth? There have actually been moments -- I mean, she's going to be gorgeous, Daddy, and she has my exquisite taste --
Woodruff: Oh, Mary. Mary, I knew it. You do care for her.
Mary: Of course I do, but, Daddy, we're talking about the damn money right now. Now, I have earned it and I deserve it and I want it right now.
Woodruff: I never discussed giving you the money until after the wedding.
Mary: That is not fair.
Woodruff: Thanks to your tour de force, you can rest assured that the family fortune will not be going to a home for wayward cats after my demise. Quit while you're ahead, dear.
Mary: Ok, ok. Let me just be really frank with you. Your granddaughter is a very happy girl, and if you want that to continue, you will sign over my inheritance to me right now.
Mary: Or Greenlee's dream wedding will stop before she ever gets to say "I do."
Leo: What? I should've known you weren't doing any of this stuff for Greenlee.
Vanessa: Greenlee? Oh, for God's sakes, are you there? Greenlee, honey, don't hang up the phone. I need to talk to you right now. It's about Leo. Greenlee, for God's sakes, if you truly love him, you -- you pick up the damn phone!
Greenlee: What do you want?
Vanessa: You've got to come here now.
Greenlee: To Oak Haven?
Vanessa: Yes, to my room.
Greenlee: You want me in the same room with you? I don't want to be in the same hemisphere as you.
Vanessa: Oh, for God's sakes, will you stop wasting time and get over here now please!
Vanessa: So -- so I can tell you the truth about Count du Pres.
Jack: Erica, I know that you couldn't live with yourself if you had information that would clear Kendall, and you didn't share it with me.
Erica: No, of course not.
Jack: And I know that you don't want her to go to jail for a crime that she didn't commit.
Erica: No, I don't. Oh, Jack. All right, I do have something to tell you.
Jack: Do you?
Bianca: Mom. Oh, there you are.
Jack: Hey, Bianca.
Bianca: Hey. Are you ok?
Erica: Yes, honey, I'm fine.
Bianca: I -- I just wanted to see if you'd heard about Ryan.
Erica: Ryan? What about him?
Bianca: He left town. He just took off.
Erica: Without Kendall?
Bianca: Yeah, he was the only person who believed in her. Now she has nobody.
Chris: Wait, it was him? That's what you did?
Kendall: No. No.
Chris: Ryan was ready to marry you so you wouldn't go through the trial alone.
Kendall: I know.
Chris: He was ready to leave this town and a father he just met to give you a new start.
Kendall: I know that!
Chris: And you couldn't wait for the ceremony to be finished before --
Kendall: No, no, Ryan thought that's what he saw! He thought that's what he saw!
Chris: Wait, wait, wait. Ryan -- Ryan saw you with him?
Kendall: Yeah, but Ryan got it all wrong. He got it all wrong. That's why I have to find him, Chris. I have to find him and tell Ryan that Aidan doesn't mean anything to me.
Aidan: Thanks, but there wasn't a lot for the guy to get wrong with you taking off your top in front of me.
Kendall: Chris, there was a reason. There was a reason for that.
Chris: Rot, Kendall. Rot in hell.
Aidan: What kind of games are you playing? You know what? Fine. I don't care. Just don't play them with me.
Simone: I cannot believe that you would take advantage like this.
Roger: Oh, grow up, Simone. You needed a warm body in your bed last night, you called me, and I obliged you. Now it's time for you to return the favor.
Simone: Oh, you are such --
Roger: Well, whatever I am, it's not news to you. Now, I am not living in the manner to which I am accustomed. I need to rectify that.
Simone: Uh-huh. I don't know why I called you. I am so pathetic.
Roger: Relax, you won't feel that way for long. There's nothing like fame and money, sweetheart.
Simone: I told you I want you to go.
Roger: And I told you I am not going anywhere until I get a signed contract.
Simone: I'll call the cops.
Roger: Oh, I suddenly feel the urge to call my shrink and tell him about a lovely young woman who keeps luring me into her bed.
Simone: Do you think you can bully me into this? Huh? Go behind my back to my publisher?
Roger: I think that you would do anything to keep your daddy from finding out about your penchant for father figures.
Simone: I am a reporter, you jackass. I've gone toe to toe with people that would eat you for breakfast. I'm talking drug dealers, murderers.
Roger: Am I supposed to be impressed with that?
Simone: Do you really think that I'm going to let some loser like you push me around?
Leo: You're going to keep up the mother-of-the-year routine until after Greenlee has her wedding, do you hear me?
Mary: Are you threatening me?
Leo: No, I'm just telling you how it's going to be, Mary, that's it.
Mary: You little creep. I am not afraid of you.
Leo: Well, you should be. Don't forget where I've been and what I've done.
Mary: Yeah, all the glorious years on the road with your mother, the international thug.
Leo: That's right, my mother taught me everything I know, and I can totally screw up your life, and believe me, I so want to.
Mary: Daddy, I think we should go right now.
Woodruff: I think you'd better indulge the boy, my dear.
Leo: And if Greenlee's unhappy about one thing, I'm going to be the first one to find out about it, and I'm going to make sure that she blames you for it. So whatever this is that you've got going on with Daddy Warbucks here, I'm going to make sure that she knows about it.
Woodruff: I think he's got you there, my dear.
Leo: And you. You brought her here.
Woodruff: Greenlee wanted her mother to be a part of the wedding, and I wanted Greenlee to have the wedding she deserved.
Leo: Yeah, and now she's got it and the greed queen here is threatening to ruin everything.
Mary: You have no idea what you're talking about.
Leo: Shh! I don't care, all right? Ok, let's review -- you're going to keep up the warm-and-fuzzy mother routine until after Greenlee becomes Mrs. Leo du Pres, and you, Daddums, are going to make sure she packs up her things and catches the first flight out of town. Any questions? I'll see you at the rehearsal.
Vanessa: Come in, dear. I won't bite.
Greenlee: I was thinking more like a knife to my throat.
Vanessa: No weapons. I swear.
Greenlee: So? Tell me the truth about the count, and while you're at it, explain why I would believe you instead of a great guy like him.
Vanessa: He got to you, didn't he?
Greenlee: I'm waiting.
Vanessa: And I assume he got to Leo, too. Guy was always such a charmer.
Greenlee: If you don't tell me in the next 15 seconds --
Vanessa: Greenlee, please come, sit here.
Greenlee: 15, 14, 13 --
Vanessa: All right. You see, the truth is -- the truth is -- ah!
Greenlee: What's going on here?
Vanessa: What? Oh, uh -- nothing.
Greenlee: You look like you just saw your own death. What happened?
Vanessa: Well, I was starting the rehearsal for this scene, you know, we're going to shoot later.
Vanessa: You know the one. The one where I -- I suddenly see my butler who I thought was dead.
Greenlee: You're doing that alternate personality thing, aren't you?
Vanessa: Oh, well, now, just -- just close the door so we can start running the blocking.
Greenlee: No way.
Vanessa: Listen, young lady, it's your job, you know, to run this scene with me.
Greenlee: This is weird.
Vanessa: Look, come -- come here. I mean, how can I possibly run a scene where I'm supposed to be strangling you if I can't get my hands anywhere near your throat? Now, come here, you little twit! You know, I'll strangle you for real!
Marius: Nicely played. That got rid of her, but now it is time to stop playing.
Simone: If you don't leave me alone, I will go to Greenlee, and I will tell her that her loving daddy seduced her maid of honor, and I'll do it in front of the entire wedding party.
Roger: And that will do what to me?
Simone: Greenlee and her grandfather and her mother will be there. Do you think anyone of them will ever give you another nickel?
Roger: I'm sorry. The notion of Woody or Mary ever giving me another nickel -- those wells dried up years ago, Simone.
Simone: Yeah, well, Greenlee's hasn't, not yet.
Roger: And you would look Greenlee in the eye and tell her that?
Simone: If I have to.
Simone: I will cut off your one source for money.
Roger: You don't want to hurt Greenlee.
Simone: At least I won't be lying to her anymore.
Roger: And you really don't want to disappoint Daddy.
Simone: I will live with that.
Roger: Well, no, you Won't. You know why? Because you don't want to disappoint your dad. That's the gas that makes little Simone run. So be a good little girl and sign el contracto before this gets ugly.
Simone: I want you to go now! And if you tell anyone that we slept together, I swear I will show you how ugly ugly can get.
Erica: Ryan left town? Without Kendall?
Bianca: Yes, Chris said that he's never coming back and that he doesn't want to see Kendall again.
Jack: So what happened there?
Bianca: I don't know.
Erica: Poor Chris. I mean, he just found Ryan, and now Ryan's gone.
Bianca: Well, I think that Ryan had plans to leave town, anyway -- he hoped with Kendall.
Jack: Hmm. So that rumor you heard about them leaving town seems to be right.
Jack: Well, that explains that. Now I know why you thought it was ok to tell me about your doubts about Kendall starting the fire. It'd save me a little embarrassment in court, plus you knew they were going to be out of our hair anyway.
Erica: No, Jack --
Bianca: Doubts? What -- what are you talking about?
Jack: Well, your mother here's not sure that Kendall started the fire.
Bianca: Well, she was in the house when the fire was started.
Jack: Yeah, and now there's something else that is bothering your mother, isn't there?
Bianca: I -- I don't understand. If Kendall didn't set the fire, then who did?
Jack: Hmm, that's the thing. That's what we're trying to figure out here.
Bianca: I'm so confused. Mom, what -- don't do this because you feel guilty about Kendall.
Erica: No, no, honey, no.
Bianca: I mean, if she goes free, she's going to want payback. You do realize that?
Erica: Yeah, yes, sweetie.
Bianca: And who do you think is going to be number one on her hit list?
Erica: No, she won't.
Bianca: I can't believe this. I mean, I'm going to be watching my back for the rest of my life.
Trey: Kendall, what's wrong? I came by to pick you up. We have to be in court.
Kendall: Just leave me alone.
Trey: Why aren't you ready? You know you can't go to court looking like this.
Kendall: I'm not going to court.
Trey: You have to. You can't blow off your own trial.
Kendall: Watch me.
Trey: Kendall, you'll be held in contempt.
Kendall: Let them. No judge can do anything worse to me than what I've done to myself.
Erica: From everything he's told me about the fire forensic experts coming here and combing through this place on more than one occasion. All the evidence does seem to point to Kendall and it does seem that she's going to jail.
Bianca: Ok. It's the right thing, Mom. Somebody has to stop her.
Erica: We are going to sit in that courtroom together.
Jack: And we had better get going to do that.
Erica: All right. Look, if you want to ride over with me --
Bianca: No, really, I'd like to ride with Uncle Jack.
Jack: That's fine. Car's right across the street. I'll be right there.
Bianca: I'll wait in the car.
Jack: Ok. Erica, listen, I know that you don't want Bianca to have to live in fear -- neither do I, believe me --
Erica: No, no.
Jack: But we have to do the right thing here.
Erica: Oh, Jack. I don't have any doubts anymore. >From everything you've told me, honestly, you have convinced me. I think we are doing the right thing.
Trey: Kendall, get up now. We have to talk about this.
Kendall: I don't have anything to say.
Trey: Look, you know what's at risk, what's at stake for this trial. Well, maybe I can talk the judge into pushing it back a day. I'll --
Kendall: I'm not going to court. I'm not going to court. I'm not going anywhere.
Trey: Kendall, you're not giving me a lot of room to maneuver here.
Kendall: I don't care what happens to me. Don't you get that?
Trey: Maybe you're not thinking too --
Kendall: Trey, please, my life's over. It doesn't matter now if they lock me up.
Trey: I can't believe you mean that.
Kendall: I just blew the only thing in this world that's ever made sense to me. I don't care! Let them lock me up!
Trey: Ok. If that's the way you feel. I'll try to negotiate a good deal the best I can. I'll let you know what happens.
Kendall: Ryan. Ryan! Oh, no!
Simone: Leo --
Leo: You told me you ended this.
Simone: No, we did -- I did.
Leo: I thought that Greenlee was your friend.
Simone: She is --
Leo: No, don't even think about saying it.
Simone: Look, you don't understand.
Leo: I don't want to understand. On top of everything else, this makes my skin crawl.
Simone: Wait, it's not what you think.
Leo: I came here to ask you to help me figure out a way to keep Greenlee form finding out what a lowlife her mother is, but you know what? You're just as bad.
Roger: Oh, there's no reason to talk to her like that, Leo.
Leo: And now you've got that defending you. Talk about scraping stuff off the bottom of your shoe.
Simone: He's not defending --
Leo: I don't care! I don't care! If Greenlee hears one word about this sleazoid thing you two got going on, then I guarantee you you'll both know a lot more about what pain means.
Roger: You know, if you're trying to intimidate me, Leo, it's going to take an awful lot more than empty threats.
Simone: Oh, my God, Leo! Roger --
Leo: How's that for empty?
Vanessa: You get out of here.
Marius: Vanessa. How unkind when I have come all this way to see you.
Vanessa: Get out or I will call security.
Marius: What will you tell them? Who I am? What we know about each other?
Vanessa: You get out or I will make sure that they remove you.
Marius: Oh, they won't do that. Not to Dr. Klaus Wagner.
Vanessa: You -- a doctor?
Marius: A psychiatrist from Vienna, and a most esteemed expert in the treatment of the criminally insane. Believe me, the staff here are delighted to have such a distinguished guest.
Vanessa: What do you want?
Marius: You already know.
Vanessa: Oh, no, I --
Marius: Don't make a fool of me. I want the $10 million. Tell me where the money is, Vanessa.
Vanessa: You're really being absurd. This is --
Marius: Tell me now or you will find out what happens to those who are foolish enough to cross me.
Greenlee: Are you sure Leo didn't tell you where he was going?
Mary: Try and relax.
Greenlee: It's getting late and I need to talk to him.
Mary: Just take a deep breath.
Greenlee: I need to see him.
Mary: Darling, you know that Leo is always late.
Greenlee: Where's everyone else?
Mary: It's not time yet.
Greenlee: We should start rehearsing in just a few minutes and no one is here. I mean, I know Bianca is not coming, but Maggie should've been here by now, and Anna and David -- and where's Daddy?
Mary: Greenlee, get ahold of yourself.
Greenlee: My maid of honor isn't even here. What happened to her? Mother, everything is falling apart.
Leo: Get up. Get up! Get up and get the hell over to Greenlee's rehearsal before she starts to worry, you sorry --
Simone: Leo, I think you really hurt him. His pulse is weak.
Leo: I just tapped him.
Simone: Wait, Leo, he's barely breathing. Doesn't he have some kind of heart condition?
Leo: Oh, great. Just what I need. David, hey, it's me. I hope you're not too busy. I think I just killed my future father-in-law.
Erica: Chris. I'm so sorry about Ryan.
Chris: Yeah, well, he did what he had to do.
Erica: Well, you didn't have nearly enough time with him.
Chris: Sweetheart, he's better off away from here and away from Kendall.
Erica: Well, what did she do to him?
Bailiff: All rise. The honorable Court of Common Pleas is now in session, the Honorable Judge Anne Callam presiding.
Judge: Be seated. I have temporarily excused the jury this morning, because I understand that we have a problem. Mr. Kenyon.
Trey: Yes, your honor.
Judge: Where's your client?
Trey: As I've informed the bailiff, my client has advised me that she does not intend to appear in court today.
[Judge Callam pounds gavel]
Judge: Quiet. I will have quiet in this courtroom or I will clear it.
Bianca: What's she trying to pull now?
Chris: I'll be damned if I know.
Judge: I'm not sure I understand you, Mr. Kenyon. Will I have to issue a bench warrant for Ms. Hart's arrest?
Trey: I wouldn't presume to advise the court, your honor. I just know she doesn't intend to be here voluntarily.
Judge: Why not?
Trey: She's informed me she does not wish to fight this charge, your honor. She's prepared to accept whatever plea offer the Commonwealth wishes to make.
[Judge Callam pounds gavel]
Judge: Silence, ladies and gentlemen, please.
Bianca: So she's confessing. That's what that means. She's admitting that she set the fire.
Chris: I don't believe it, but it has to.
Bianca: Well, that means that she's out of our lives for good, Mom. Oh, it's over.
Kendall: No. I'm not going to do this. I won't do this. I won't let them throw me away like a piece of trash. I'll show them. I'll show them that I'm stronger than Erica and Binky and anybody else in this town! I'm not going to let anyone do this to me ever again!
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Greenlee: Where's Daddy? He's the reason you weren't here. You were with him tonight.
Hayley: Is something wrong with the baby?
Kendall: I lost my guy, but I am not losing this fight.
Marius: I am the one who will make you pay for your crimes.