All My Children Transcript Thursday 8/22/02
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Anna: Oh, David, we made a baby.
Maggie: Brooke and Edmund’s wedding is almost about to start. Um -- since I'm here, why don't we go together?
Maria: Maddie, sweet pea --
Brooke: I'll make sure that she's okay, and I'll come back for you, I promise.
Maria: Brooke has my baby.
Hayley: What is it about a man in a tuxedo? Oh, Mateo is so hot -- not to be outdone by Edmund, of course.
Brooke: Oh, Edmund is ready?
Hayley: Yeah. And Maddie in her little bridesmaid's dress that you picked out. She is perfection, as we say in the Santos house. But nobody's going to be more outstanding than you, Brooke. You are just exquisite. Edmund is such a lucky man.
Brooke: Don't say that. Edmund's not lucky.
Edmund: This is it -- the day that I didn't think would ever come. I'm happy. And I know that you're happy, too, for me and for all of us. And you know Brooke. She's about the only person in the world who could ever fill up the hole that losing you left in Sam and Maddie's life. But they will always love you, Maria. And so will I.
Tad: I figured I'd probably find you here.
Maggie: I don't understand. You said you were going to the wedding.
Bianca: Well, yeah, I planned to --
Maggie: And I'm going, too, so why not just come with me.
Bianca: I'm kind of overwhelmed. Hey, Tim.
Tim: Ah, they said I'd find you here. Wow, some digs, huh?
Bianca: Thanks. So, what brings you to Enchantment?
Tim: Maggie. You know, wherever you are, she's usually there, too, right? So, you ready for our date?
Anna: David? David?
Man: Ofc. Greevy, Chief.
Anna: Oh, yeah. What you got?
Ofc. Greevy: A woman matching the description of Maureen Gorman was seen at the Pine Valley airport last night, late.
Anna: Okay. What did the responding officers find?
Ofc. Greevy: She had cleared out before they arrived.
Anna: Oh, God. Any idea where she went?
Ofc. Greevy: Well, she was in the gate area. A lot of planes were taking off. We're talking to the ticket agents now.
Anna: Okay. Good. Well, keep me up to date.
Ofc. Greevy: Chief, there's one more thing.
Ofc. Greevy: The woman wasn't alone.
Anna: Oh. Who was she with?
Ofc. Greevy: Your husband.
Man: What do you think you're doing?
Man: You know, you're the only one not in the tent. Oh, come on, Sweetheart, you can help me.
Man: Well, we've got strict orders to put these somewhere on the altar. What's your best guess?
Maria: I don't know. I don't work here.
Man: Oh, wait. I know who you are.
Maria: You do?
Man: Well, don't worry, I won't tell anyone you're here.
Maria: Oh, thank you. Thank you.
Man: Oh, but you can't leave.
Man: Not until you tell me where to put the flowers.
Maria: You know, I honestly don't care.
Man: Come on. My boss -- look, the guy you talked to on the phone the other day? He said that you're a real detail person, got everything worked out to the last petal.
Man: Look, I don't want a wedding disaster on my hands, so decide now.
Maria: No, no, no, no.
Man: Come on. What kind of bride are you?
Maria: What did you just call me?
Man: The bride. That is who you are, right? The future Mrs. Edmund Grey?
Tad: I understand.
Edmund: You understand me?
Tad: Yeah, today, probably better than most.
Edmund: Oh, really? How?
Tad: I understand the part of you that longs for Maria, the part that always will and needs her blessing, especially today, for the kind of happiness that you probably thought you'd never find ever again.
Edmund: I can see how you could understand that better than most.
Tad: As one human being to another.
Edmund: Today's going to be hard for you, Tad.
Tad: Oh, come on, Edmund, don't be paranoid. My feelings for Brooke are nothing but --
Edmund: No, I'm talking about you having to be in the chapel where you said good-bye to Dixie.
Tad: Touché. Yeah, I've kept about a mile between me and that place so far this morning.
Edmund: If you want to skip the ceremony, I'm sure Brooke will understand.
Tad: No, no, I'm going to be there. I'm going to be there for Brooke. But I just want you to know that if you see tears in my eyes, they will be tears of joy.
Tad: Oh, yeah. Because Dixie is still with me. Same way Maria is still with you. And wherever she is, she's got a beautiful smile on her face because she knows that there's nobody better in the world for you than Brooke.
Edmund: I'm glad you believe that.
Tad: I know it. You scored big. Brooke is courageous. She's compassionate. She's beautiful. She's the kind of the woman that --
Edmund: The kind of woman that's hard to forget, even when she's marrying someone else.
Hayley: Don't tell me that beautiful dress is hiding cold feet.
Brooke: No, I want to marry Edmund more than anything in the world.
Hayley: So why are you torturing yourself?
Brooke: Because -- it's just being here in this house, this castle that Edmund wants me to call my own.
Hayley: And you don't?
Brooke: I just --
Hayley: Is it Maria? Are you afraid of living in her shadow?
Brooke: It's not her shadow I'm concerned about.
Maddie: Brooke, Brooke -- Laura sent this.
Brooke: Maddie, Laura sent this?
Maddie: It's for you.
Brooke: Oh, thank you.
Maddie: Yes, she did.
Brooke: You look so beautiful.
Phoebe: Darling, you look positively splendiferous.
Brooke: Oh, thank you. You, too. You know, Laura’s been so brave, facing her demons.
Hayley: I'm glad to hear it.
Brooke: She can't face being here yet, but --
Hayley: I understand. What is that?
Maddie: A tattoo. The stick-on kind. Don't worry; they wash off after a while.
Brooke: A tattoo. Let's read the card. "Dear Mom, I don't know if you're doing 'something old, something new' deal, but here's something new -- a heart tattoo. Put it someplace that will surprise Edmund."
Brooke: "You got me my new heart. Your marriage to Edmund is a new beginning for you. May this heart remind you of all the love you bring to every life you touch. Love, Laura."
Phoebe: Well, it seems that Laura is really facing her demons.
Maddie: Where you going to put it?
Hayley: Oh, that is none of your beeswax.
Maddie: Yes, it is.
Hayley: I have something for you, as well.
Brooke: Oh, Hayley, you didn't have to do this.
Hayley: Well, no, I did because you already spent the night with your groom, and if you have any respect for superstitions, you'll put that on immediately.
Brooke: Okay. Something blue.
Phoebe: Well, I won't be outdone. Here's my little memento.
Hayley: Ooh, that's a good box.
Brooke: Yes, it is.
Phoebe: The right kind, too.
Brooke: Oh. Oh, Aunt Phoebe. I remember these. I remember you wore them when you married Langley.
Phoebe: Yes, I did, and he filled my life with love and adventure and peace.
Brooke: I'm hoping for that with Edmund. Thank you.
Phoebe: You're so welcome, Darling.
Hayley: Oh, yes. That's perfect. Perfect.
Brooke: My marriage is truly blessed.
Maddie: Not yet.
Anna: Thanks for the information. Well, what inspired this?
David: Can't a husband do something nice for his wife without arousing suspicion?
Anna: My favorite.
David: I called the station. They said you had just left.
Anna: Oh, I guess we just missed each other.
David: Something big go down last night?
Anna: I'm not sure yet.
David: You know, if you plan on pulling an all-nighter, it wouldn't kill you to at least, you know, leave a message.
Anna: I suppose other married couples communicate more clearly than we do.
David: Well, I know that you can take down supervillains and go toe-to-toe with the D.A., but when my wife doesn't come home, I do get a little nervous.
Anna: Sweet. I was here, you know. I waited for you for a while. I just didn't realize that straightening out that medical mix-up was going to take you quite so long.
David: Oh, yeah, yeah, it was -- it was a little more complicated than I had expected. But it's over now, and all is right in the world.
David: I just want to forget about last night and focus our attentions on making our future.
Anna: You'll never stop.
Tim: Swank. Very, very swank.
Maggie: Thank you.
Bianca: So, you guys are going out? On a date?
Maggie: I wouldn't call it a "date," you know.
Tim: Well, what would you call it?
Maggie: Two people going to a wedding together.
Maggie: And that's why I asked you to come. I figured, you know, we could all go together.
Tim: Yeah. Yeah, safety in numbers, right?
Bianca: Well, thanks, but I'm kind of buried, what, with this whole endorsement fiasco.
Maggie: Oh, come on. It's totally under control now.
Bianca: Yeah, in my dreams.
Tim: Well, okay, whatever you guys decide, just decide it fast. We're on the verge of missing the main event.
Bianca: Why do you care if I go anyway, Maggie?
Maggie: Because you're burying yourself alive and I just can't stand it anymore.
Bianca: Okay. Well, if I can get this situation under control, then I'll try to make it over.
Maggie: Bianca --
Bianca: Hey, look at the man. He's a hopeless romantic. He can't bear to miss the --
[Bianca hums Bridal March]
Maggie: No, he just wants to hit the hors d'oeuvres table.
Bianca: Well, either way, I will not come between a man and his desires.
Tim: Are you really bummed Bianca's bagging the wedding, or has something else inspired your sudden affection for her desk?
Maggie: Like what?
Tim: Like you're scared.
Maggie: Scared of what?
Tim: Of being alone with me.
Maggie: Me? Scared of you? Ah, Tim, you live an amazing fantasy life, really.
Tim: Then why do you travel with a personal bodyguard?
Maggie: Bianca? No, Bianca's just my friend.
Tim: She's my friend, too.
Maggie: I don't bring her around for protection. I -- I don't want her to feel like a drag-along, you know?
Tim: Okay, Bianca's self-esteem is rock solid. She doesn't need to be in on every reindeer game to feel popular.
Maggie: Look, Brooke and Edmund are her friends, and I just thought it'd be nice if she would come --
Tim: Okay, look, why don't you be P.C. and let Bianca think for herself? Besides, you know, she seemed exceptionally cool with us going to the wedding alone.
Maggie: Yeah, she did, didn't she?
Tim: Yeah, so -- so this makes this your big chance, huh?
Maggie: My big chance for what?
Tim: To prove you're not scared.
Bianca: Hey, Maggie, Tim? Okay. I guess they decided to go ahead with their date.
David: What's wrong?
Anna: How do you do it?
David: Do what?
Anna: Accept everything I say.
David: You are my wife.
Anna: Which means exactly what to you?
David: All right, Anna, talk to me.
Anna: It's just hard, that's all. It's just hard.
David: Well, it's not exactly my best event, either.
Anna: I really -- I really wanted to question you last night about why you were at Wildwind. I just -- I --
David: Right. But then you went with your heart instead of your training. Here, have a seat.
Anna: Apparently, I did.
David: Well, you know what that means, don't you? Me.
David: Well, that we're pulling off what everybody thought was impossible for us -- pulling off a good, sane marriage.
Anna: I could feel closer to you.
Anna: No, I don't mean physically. I mean, there's never been a problem with that. But I liked it when you showed interest in my job. I like that.
David: You want me to interrogate you?
Anna: No, no. A question or two wouldn't hurt. You know, shows you care.
David: Hmm. Okay, Anna, come clean. What exactly were you working on last night?
Anna: A troubling case.
David: Hmm. An evil villain threatened the peace of Pine Valley?
Anna: Definitely threatened something.
David: So, do you have a profile on the guy?
Anna: Actually, it's a woman. I'm closing in on this woman called Maureen Gorman.
Tad: In light of my recent history with Brooke, I probably deserved that.
Edmund: I'd say you earned it.
Tad: Look, even if I may have been guilty of leaning on Brooke a little bit too heavily --
Tad: What is with you writer types? Okay, even if I am guilty of having leaned on Brooke -- is that okay? Did I get it right then?
Edmund: Finish your sentence.
Tad: She needed help. You know, she needed a friend through that Maureen Gorman minefield.
Edmund: Brooke has lots of friends.
Tad: I'm not going to apologize for what I did. I did everything for the right reason, but it did set me straight on one thing. Brooke loves you.
Edmund: I know that.
Tad: She always has. And apparently, I have cost you two a lot of time together.
Edmund: I know that, too.
Tad: It won't happen again. You have my word. Honestly, I'll put a leash on my hangdog tendencies. I won't even mope in your neighborhood, how's that?
Edmund: Tad, energy execs have more credibility than you.
Tad: Okay, how's this? As a man who's lost the love of his life, I am not about to deprive Brooke of hers or you of yours. I swear it.
Edmund: I'm going to hold you to that.
Tad: So, what now? Want to go fishing? Go out for some beer?
Edmund: I think we act civil at family gatherings.
Tad: I can do that.
Edmund: I'll go check on the chapel, make sure everything is exactly the way my bride wants it.
Maria: Mrs. Edmund Grey? Why did you call me that?
Man: Okay, so you aren't Mrs. Grey yet, but you will be soon enough.
Maria: I don't understand. I don't understand what you're saying.
Man: Look, I know you have a million and a half things on your mind, but just tell me if this looks okay. There. Does that make you a happy bride?
Woman: The florist went into the chapel, Mr. Grey. He's probably still there.
Edmund: Hey. Got to fix that door. You need some help with these flowers?
Man: Finally, someone who wants to help. Sorry, just trying to get a little input from your wife -- future wife -- and she was just like, "whatever, wherever."
Edmund: That doesn't sound like Brooke. You know, I'm sure she was back at the house still getting ready.
Man: Oh, no, she was down here just double-checking all the preparations. She disappeared when she heard you coming. I guess she really believes in that "don't see the bride before the wedding" stuff.
Edmund: Yeah, well, I kind of pushed my luck in that department. These go here, I think.
Edmund: Thank you. And those can go in the vestibule.
Man: Ah, right.
Sam: Daddy, this came from Uncle Dimitri. It's a telegram.
Edmund: Well, yes, it is. Let's see what it says. Aha. He and Aunt Alex wish us -- that's you, me, Jamie, and Brooke -- all the best and hope we can visit them soon.
Sam: I wish Uncle Dimitri could come.
Edmund: Yeah, me, too. But he's in our hearts.
Sam: Like Mommy is?
Edmund: Kind of.
Sam: It's not the same as being here.
Edmund: No, it's not the same as being here. You know, you look dashing today. Has anybody told you that?
Sam: Yeah, Brooke. I didn't want to wear a flower, but she put it on anyway.
Edmund: Well, it matches mine.
Sam: That's the same dumb thing she said.
Edmund: Is something going on, Sam, with you and Brooke?
Sam: It'll be fun to live with Brooke and Jamie. Jamie rocks at video games.
Edmund: Yeah, and he's wearing the same flower.
Sam: I saw.
Edmund: I'll tell you what, Sammy -- after this wedding is over, we can ditch the tuxedo, and we'll just party, okay? And you'll have a new mom, and Brooke will --
Sam: I don't need a new mom. I already have one.
Hayley: So we had this competition at S.O.S., vote for the most perfect couple in town, and you and Edmund won hands down. But I really believe that's only because I had to disqualify Mateo and myself on the grounds that --
Brooke: Do you know where Jamie is? He's supposed to be walking me down the aisle.
Hayley: I know. He knows.
Brooke: You know, maybe I should check on Aunt Phoebe. She's threatened to put her own personal touch on the wedding.
Hayley: Let her. She's almost as nervous as you are, if that's possible.
Maddie: Here, here -- something old!
Brooke: Oh, this is for me?
Brooke: Thank you.
Hayley: Open it up.
Maddie: Open it.
Brooke: Open it?
Maddie: Open it up!
Brooke: Okay, okay, okay, okay. Whoops. Here, I got it. Let's see what it is. Oh, Maddie. This is almost as beautiful as you.
Maddie: It's a handkerchief from my christening -- you know, when I was a baby. It goes with your bouquet.
Brooke: You know what? You're absolutely right. It's absolutely perfect with my bouquet. Thank you so much.
Maddie: You need a pin, but I can find one.
Brooke: A pin? Oh, you know what? I think there's a pin in the desk drawer.
Hayley: Okay. I'll be back in a minute.
Maddie: You missed the best part.
Brooke: What's that?
Brooke: Maria Santos Grey -- M.G. The initials like yours, Maureen Gorman. Thank you, Maddie. Really. I think this is the most wonderful gift that I'll ever get.
Maddie: You'll take good care of it?
Brooke: I'll guard it with my life.
Maddie: Like you do with Sammy and me?
Maddie: Because you're going to be our new mommy.
Hayley: I think it's time to put on your headband.
Maddie: Back in a flash.
Brooke: She's good. She's good.
Maria: Maddie? Maddie, sweet pea --
Brooke: She's -- she's fine. She's fine.
Maria: Maddie? Maddie? Hey, Sweetie. Mommy loves you very much. Mommy loves you very much, Maddie.
Brooke: I'll make sure that she's okay, and I'll come back for you, I promise.
Maria: Just make sure that she's safe, Brooke, please. Keep her safe.
Hayley: You okay?
Brooke: Who could believe --
Hayley: Who could believe what?
Brooke: When I walked away with that baby that day that someday I'd be her new mommy.
Brooke: How can I be her new mommy if Maria could --
Hayley: If Maria could what?
David: Who is Maureen Gorman? And why were you out all last night looking for her?
Anna: She's just this woman. She had her purse stolen, you know -- by that guy from the park, you know, the one you didn't like me questioning.
David: Hmm. So you don't have any real business with her?
Anna: No. It's just that my job is to protect people, and at the very least, I should return her purse and convince her to testify, don't you think?
David: But you couldn't find her?
Anna: No. The last we heard, she'd gone to the airport, apparently to leave town. She's disappeared off our radar.
David: I guess she didn't need her purse.
Anna: We should get dressed to go to the wedding. I don't want to miss anything.
David: Haven't you had enough of weddings?
Anna: Definitely. But I'm tough.
David: Yeah. Okay. Oh, hey -- before we left last night, you said that there was something that we were going to celebrate. So go ahead. What are you waiting for? Tell me the good news.
Anna: My good news? It fizzled. It was a case I was working on.
David: Thought you had it all wrapped up, huh?
Anna: Yeah. But it went cold.
David: I'm sorry to hear that.
Anna: Oh, I'll get to the truth.
David: No surprise there.
Anna: And when I solve it, you'll be the first to know.
David: I hope so. Just so that you realize, yes, I am very much interested in your work.
David: Yeah, yeah, you know, even a dead-end case like that Maureen Gor-- Gor--
David: Gorman. Right. I mean, even a case like that fascinates me.
Anna: You're really fascinated with purse-snatchers?
David: Well, it just feels very heady to be in the know.
Anna: Yeah, it does. We should get to Wildwind. Is something wrong?
David: No, just -- just to let you know, I'd much prefer to stay here and focus on our own personal goals.
Anna: Well, Alex and Dimitri, they're not going, and, really, I promised Edmund.
David: Right, right. Have you told Edmund we're trying to have a baby? I know he's really big on family.
Anna: There's time for that later. Get dressed.
Anna: We're already late.
Hayley: Why have you suddenly got Maria on the brain?
Brooke: I can't go through with this.
Hayley: Oh, God, I did this to you. I did this to you by saying that you were going to be living in Maria’s shadow, and that's not true. I didn't mean that. And listen to me, you cannot betray a dead person.
Brooke: I love Edmund more than I have ever loved any man, and I love Sam and Maddie like they were -- like they were my own.
Hayley: Well, good. And this is your home, and this is where you belong, and -- you have to know that. Come on, Brooke, really. Stop it. Stop with this "This is all too good for me, I don't deserve this happiness" neurosis and hold on to this. Hold on to the fact that you deserve this.
Brooke: I'm going to be somebody's mom again.
Hayley: Yeah. And hold on to that. And hold on to every other good thing that has happened to us this year. You deserve it. Know that.
Brooke: I will. I will. I'll hold on to it with everything I have. God must be smiling down on me today because I haven't succeeded in screwing this up.
Hayley: Thatta girl. And listen, the next time you get the "I don't deserve this kind of happiness" blues, just forget about it, okay? Put it out of your mind and know that this is where you belong and that you are giving Edmund and those two children the most precious gift you can give them. You are going to be his wife, and you will be every bit the mother to them that Maria was.
Brooke: I'm going to try, really, with everything I am.
Hayley: You will succeed. I promise.
Brooke: Thank you. Ah.
Maddie: Here it is.
Hayley: You all ready to walk down the aisle?
Maddie: No. You help me with it, Mommy.
Edmund: Sammy, I thought you want me to marry Brooke.
Sam: I do. I did. I just don't want to hurt my real mom's feelings.
Edmund: You mean by calling Brooke "Mom," too?
Edmund: Okay, come here. Let me tell you something. There is no way that your mom is going to feel angry or hurt or left out if you call Brooke "Mom."
Sam: How do you know?
Edmund: How do I know? Because your mom taught me that there's always room in a heart for more love and that just because you love one person doesn't mean you can't love another. Give me a hug. Okay?
Sam: But aren't you only supposed to have one mom?
Edmund: Kids are supposed to be surrounded by love. And your mom -- she wanted to love you every day always, but it didn't work out that way. But I know that she would want Brooke to love you and be a mom to you and take you all these neat places and teach you all these interesting things.
Sam: And maybe sometimes read to me?
Edmund: And maybe sometimes tuck you in. Sure. You know, between you and me, I think she'd trust Brooke to do that and more.
Sam: So it's definitely okay to call Brooke "Mom"?
Edmund: Yeah. Yeah. I'm glad we got that cleared up. Okay?
Edmund: Okay. Listen, we've got to find Uncle Mateo. Can you find him for me?
Edmund: Okay, thanks, buddy. Father Claude.
Father Claude: Edmund.
Edmund: You have been here for so many of the family things. Thank you.
Father Claude: Oh, it's my privilege.
Edmund: No, listen, for you to marry Brooke and me -- it's special. I --
Father Claude: Heaven wants you to be happy.
Edmund: Ah, yes. Well, that's what I needed to hear.
Father Claude: And so do a lot of people in Pine Valley. There's a crowd gathering out there. If you don't open those doors, you're going to have a lot of explaining to do.
Edmund: Okay. That means it's time, huh?
Father Claude: It's definitely time.
Tim: The bubble over her head says, "I do hope they have an open bar."
Tim: And the bubble over your head says, "I am with the buffest guy ever. I wish I could go native right now."
Maggie: Yeah, great. Will you save two seats for me and Bianca? I will be right back. Right back.
Tim: Yeah, like you were ever with me to begin with.
Tim: Hey, this one's for you.
Bianca: Oh, great. So, where's Maggie?
Tim: She ran off. Now that you're here, she'll be running right back, right?
Bianca: Excuse me?
Tim: For some mysterious reason, Maggie can only stand my studliness if you're around, huh?
Maggie: So? Come on, I cannot stand the suspense.
Anna: I didn't think you'd be so into weddings.
Maggie: Oh, I don't care about the "I do’s." Come on, did you score one stripe or two? Come on, what were the test results?
David: Test results for what?
Mateo: You know, you can always back out if you have cold feet.
Edmund: No way, no way. I've never been more sure of anything in my life.
Hayley: Pretty. Okay, and you stand here. And when I give you the high sign, you book. No, don't book, just sort of amble.
Hayley: You know, walk slowly. Smile. Where's your bouquet?
Maddie: In the living room, I think.
Brooke: Hayley, can you help me? I think my dress seems to be twisted or something.
Hayley: Oh, just a sec.
Maddie: I can get my bouquet by myself.
Hayley: No, I'll get it.
Brooke: No, no, can you help me? It's stuck or something.
Hayley: Yeah, just a minute. Oh, listen to me. You go to that living room, get that bouquet, and come right back here. Don't stop in the kitchen. Don't stop to get a snack. Just go and come right back, okay?
Hayley: Go, go, go. I'll be right there.
Hayley: That's beautiful.
Jamie: That's the music, Mom. You ready?
Brooke: I'm ready, Jamie.
Hayley: Okay, okay. It's time.
Brooke: Okay. Wait -- where's Maddie?
Hayley: She went to the living room to retrieve her bouquet.
Brooke: So what's keeping her?
>> Stay tuned for scenes from the next "All My Children."
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Leo: Trey isn't who you think he is.
Anna: The heart wants what it wants. You can't fight it.
Father Claude: If any person can show just cause why Brooke and Edmund may not be lawfully wed, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.
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