All My Children Transcript Thursday 8/29/02
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Vanessa: Trey is my son. He's your brother.
Leo: What did you just say?
Tad: Why on earth would a woman who's got as much going for her as you do be with an egocentric like that who does nothing but rub your face in --
Anna: Because she's pregnant!
Brooke: Edmund loves you and I can bring him to you.
Maria: Okay, Maddie and I will wait here.
Greenlee: Oh, God. Ah! It was a complete waste of time. Oh, my feet itch, my head hurts! I'm starving. You ever been to the hall of records? The basement smells like your socks. Ugh. No offense. And for what? To get information on this James Kenyon II, a man I don't even know but I've decided to hate. What was the point, huh? Were you just trying to get of me to see your psycho mom or -- Leo, what is it? What happened?
Tad: You're pregnant? Talk about "Rosemary's Baby." I'm -- I'm sorry, I didn't mean it that way. Can I ask you a question? I mean, I know you could tell to me bugger off or whatever, but did you intend to have a baby?
Tad: So David's going to be a daddy. You know he doesn't deserve you, don't you?
Liza: I'm coming! Do you know what time it is?
David: This can't wait. You need to hide these now.
Liza: I don't need to hide anything.
David: Liza, if you don't do it, we'll both go to jail.
Edmund: Where are they?
Brooke: They were here. Maria and Maddie were right here.
Edmund: Maria's gone. And she's taken my daughter.
Maria: Your daddy's probably looking for us, and I know that we should've waited for him, but I think that this bench here is probably a good place to think.
Maddie: I need to think, too.
Maria: You do? What do you need to think about?
Maddie: Well, you're my angel mommy and Brooke's my new mommy, so who's my real mommy now?
Leo: Look, I'm sorry it was such an ordeal, baby.
Greenlee: I'd do anything for you. You know that.
Leo: So what did you find out?
Greenlee: Well, James Kenyon II's life was pretty much a snooze. He handled family law mostly -- custody issues, wills, that sort of thing.
Leo: That's it?
Greenlee: Mm-hmm. No scandals, no controversies, no things on the side. He pretty much billed his hours and then went home.
Leo: To his wife and kids?
Greenlee: Mm-hmm. Well, until Trey -- his Trey -- died. Then he pretty much fell off the radar screen. He closed his practice, lost his wife, and downsized to Marble Street.
Leo: And has been sleepwalking pretty much ever since, right?
Greenlee: Oh, this is old news to you. What were you hoping I'd find?
Leo: Answers, I guess. I don't know.
Greenlee: We'll have to keep looking. So, how was it with your mother?
Leo: Oh, you know Nessa. Same old, same old.
Greenlee: Hmm. And you were worried that Trey might show up.
Leo: I worry too much.
Greenlee: Well, did Vanessa freak when she found out he was an impostor? I mean, can she connect any dots?
Leo: Look, I don't know what your game is here, but it ends right now. We're going to the cops.
Leo: You're going to spend the rest of your life behind bars.
Vanessa: No, Leo, stop it! Stop it, stop it! Leo, he's my son!
Greenlee: What aren't you telling me?
Leo: Green, it's not important, all right? It --
Greenlee: Know what, that's it. You're not shutting down on me. From now on, we run this marriage differently.
Anna: Anna Devane.
Woman: Hello, Chief.
Anna: Cunningham, what is it?
Cunningham: Something's gone down. Um, I'm not sure what.
Anna: Where's Dr. Hayward?
Cunningham: I -- I think your husband drugged me.
Cunningham: Well, he seemed to be in pain. I tried to help him. He stuck me with a needle, Chief. I passed out.
Anna: Is he gone?
Cunningham: I just came to. He's gone. I'm sorry.
Anna: You don't sound so good. I want you to go to a hospital, have a doctor look at you.
Tad: Hubby pull a Houdini?
Anna: Be quiet. Sgt. Henderson? Hi. I need to you to put out an A.P.B. immediately. Dr. David Hayward. Yeah. When you find him, I don't want you to apprehend him under any circumstances. Look, you know what, you can can the attitude anytime you like. Fine, you call me as soon as you find him, you understand? Thank you. Yes. Is that clear? Thank you.
Tad: He's gone?
Anna: That is generally why one issues an A.P.B., yes.
Tad: But he's not to be apprehended? How many times is he going to get away with this? The man destroys peoples' lives one person at a time.
Anna: Well, it is very difficult to deal with someone who has a God complex.
Tad: Even God rested. David never quits. He destroyed my life. You know that, don't you? He helped Dixie run away. Now she's dead. So is my baby.
Anna: Tad --
Tad: And what about Maria? What about her children? He watched them grow up without her. And he congratulated Edmund after marrying Brooke today, knowing that Maria was trying to make her way back home. As far as I'm concerned, eternity on a spit is too good for your husband.
Anna: You're right. There's no excuse.
Tad: He's consistent, I'll give him that. His M.O.'s always the same. Obviously, he gets off manipulating good women. First Dixie, then Liza, Maria. Now you.
Anna: You can't tell anyone about this, you understand?
Tad: About David? The whole town feels the same way I do.
Anna: No, about the pregnancy. Not a soul.
Tad: You haven't shared the news?
Tad: Will you?
Anna: I might never tell him.
Tad: I hope you don't.
Liza: Just take your stuff and go, Dav-- David, just go home and get some sleep and we'll talk tomorrow!
David: I can't! I can't. We have to handle this now.
Liza: I have my own problems. I can't take yours on.
David: Do you know what this is?
David: This is my test sample. That is my research for a serum that could revolutionize the medical world.
Liza: What do you want me to do, bury it in the backyard?
David: Nobody can find this.
Liza: Well, is that why you woke me up in the middle of the night? You're paranoid some competitor's going to steal your product?
David: Nobody knows about this yet.
Liza: Well, then tell it to the F.D.A.! I'm closed!
David: It's illegal.
Liza: And this is my problem because?
David: Because you're my partner, okay? You funded my research.
Liza: In the contract, it didn't say anything about me funding your mad-doctor experiments. If you've done something illegal, then I -- and what is that?
David: This is an affidavit stating that Chandler Enterprises subsidized and approved of my research.
Liza: Well, that's a lie. You forged it.
David: Well, I guess that's your word against mine, right -- and this notarized document.
Liza: You can't do this to me.
David: I already have.
Edmund: Steve. I'm at the chapel. We have a situation and I need you right now.
Brooke: I swear, Edmund, I left Maria and Maddie right here.
Edmund: Tell me exactly what happened.
Brooke: She had questions.
Edmund: And you answered them?
Brooke: Yes. She remembered nothing. She knows that there was some sort of an accident, but the rest is -- it's a blank.
Edmund: What did you tell her?
Brooke: I -- I told her the truth. I told her she was Maria Santos Grey. That Maddie was her daughter. And I told her she had a husband who loved her very much.
Edmund: Did you tell her that we --
Edmund: Ahem. You think that was too much?
Brooke: She wanted to know.
Edmund: You think she could handle that, a past that she can't begin to comprehend?
Brooke: She wanted answers. I just was trying to help her.
Edmund: And now she's gone.
Brooke: We'll find her.
Edmund: How could you do this to me?
Brooke: I never thought that she would leave. I --
Edmund: You never thought she would show up at all!
Guard: Mr. Grey, what is it?
Edmund: Steve, listen to me, Maria is back. But she's not herself and she's taken Maddie.
Steve: We'll get right on it, Sir.
Edmund: Okay, listen; I want you to blanket this entire property, all right? Take every man, but do not frighten her. Now go. Time is critical.
Steve: It's covered, Mr. Grey.
Edmund: Who knows where she'll go or what she'll do.
Brooke: Edmund, Maria would never harm --
Edmund: How do you know what she'll do? She's confused; she's frightened.
Brooke: She would never take her children away from their home.
Edmund: Oh, my God -- Sammy.
Brooke: Oh. God in heaven, what have I done?
Maria: Well, you know, there -- there are all kinds of mommies, honey, and more mommies just means that you get more love, and -- and more love means that --
Maddie: And more hugs!
Maria: You get more hugs, that's right. You're very smart. How'd you get so smart?
Maddie: Because I'm your miracle baby. Daddy says so. Now you're a miracle, too.
Maria: Well, we have an awful lot in common then, don't we?
Maddie: Do you have to go back to heaven soon? I hope not.
Maria: No, Honey. No, not anytime soon anyway. I'm planning on staying for a while. But no matter where I am, I just want you to know that I'm always going to keep you safe.
Leo: You what she wants...
Greenlee: You don't want to tell me about Nessa and Trey, do you?
Leo: It's not that I don't --
Greenlee: Don't say another word.
Leo: Greenlee --
Greenlee: Shush! I mean it. I'm trying to smack down generations of D.N.A. here. I know something happened and every chromosome and corpuscle in my body is programmed to drag it out of you, but I won't. We vowed that our marriage would be built on love and trust. I trust you inside out and I love you even more. Remember when you didn't want to tell me about Simone?
Leo: Yeah, I should've --
Greenlee: You were trying to protect me. No one's ever loved me that much. So whatever you don't want to tell me about tonight, I know that you have the best reasons, so I'm not going to bug you about it. At least for now. Say something.
Leo: God, I love you.
Brooke: Dear God, punish me. Sam, Maddie, Edmund, Maria -- they deserve none of this. Spare them so they don't have any more pain. Just be good to them. Just let them be okay. Is he okay?
Edmund: He's asleep.
Brooke: Do you want me to --
Edmund: I put a 24-hour guard on his room.
Brooke: What can I do?
Edmund: We stood here before God and vowed our love and our trust. It's a lie.
Brooke: Edmund --
Edmund: Don't. You've been my touchstone for everything that's been good and kind and honorable. And now?
Brooke: I have no right to ask anything of you, but please let me help. I know I can't take this back, but I can help to make it right. Please let me?
Anna: Edmund, hi. Oh, hi, Brooke.
Edmund: Do you have Maria and Maddie?
Tad and Anna: Maddie?
Edmund: She took Maddie.
Anna: Maria took -- well, the A.P.B. is already in effect. They really can't have got far.
Edmund: Okay, just tell me what you know. What information do you have about Maria?
Anna: Apparently, she's been living for some time in Nevada under this assumed name. And David Hayward seems to be responsible for her disappearance.
Brooke: David? How is he involved?
Anna: Well --
Edmund: What? Does everybody know that Maria was alive except me?
Liza: Well, forgery and lies will never hold up in court.
David: Does it really matter? These days, lawsuits are much more about publicity than justice, aren't they?
Liza: You know, the whole thing is bogus, David. I had nothing to do with your research.
David: Oh, you signed all the checks, Liza. Are you ready for Chandler Enterprises to be dissected in the press again? And how about yourself?
Liza: What do you want?
David: Well, not much, really. I'm assuming you have a safe somewhere that Adam doesn't have access to?
Liza: What else?
David: And if it comes down to it, protection. The best attorneys that Chandler Enterprises can buy. And, of course, your word that this conversation will stay in this room.
Liza: I guess it's too much to hope that you would let me in on what the secrecy is all about?
David: No, no, it's best that I don't do that, for your sake as well as mine.
Liza: We do this on my terms or not at all.
David: You're doing the right thing.
Liza: Wait here.
David: No, no, no, no, no. No, wait a minute, no, I need to know where they're going, okay, just in case something happens.
Liza: Like what? Like you drug me or my brain tumor returns?
David: No, it's just a precaution, all right, that's all.
Liza: Well, so is this, because I don't trust you, David, and that's why I'm doing this alone.
Maddie: Her name is not Maureen. Her name is Maria. She's my angel mommy.
Aidan: Wow, you've -- you've been busy.
Maria: Yeah, you know what, Honey, why don't you wait here on the bench and count some stars for me. Can you do that?
Maddie: I can count really, really high!
Maria: I bet you can. Okay, let's get you settled here. Ooh. Here you go.
Aidan: Use this.
Maria: There you go.
Maddie: Are there stars in heaven?
Maria: There are gazillions of stars in heaven. But none of them are as sparkly and pretty as your eyes. Can you count? One, two --
Maddie: Two, three --
Maria: Good girl.
Maddie: Four, five, six, seven, eight --
Maria: What do you want? Are you following me?
Maria: "Mr. Helping Me," what, did you call the cops?
Aidan: No, I didn't report you to the police.
Maria: I hit redial and I got the Pine Valley Police Department, Aidan.
Aidan: Right, my aunt works there. You know, I thought she'd help.
Maria: Well, that kind of help you can keep.
Aidan: Hey, you want to tell me what's been going on?
Maria: Why, so you can call Pine Valley's finest?
Aidan: No, Maria, it's going to stay with me, I swear. What went down?
Maria: I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Aidan: There's as good a place as any. She called you her mum.
Maria: Her name's Maddie. She's my daughter.
Aidan: How did you find out?
Maria: You were right about Brooke. She knew a lot about me.
Aidan: You spoke to Brooke? What did she say?
Maria: Oh, I don't know if it's all a lie or if it's the God's honest truth, but what I know, I think, is that I'm Maria Santos Grey.
Aidan: And that you're a mother. Is there a husband?
Maria: I've got to get out of here. I can't --
Aidan: Are you in danger?
Maria: I don't know. I just know that -- I'm not sure. I just know that I need some distance and I need some help. Will you help us?
Maria: Oh, my God. My God, you lied to me again. You brought them right here to me!
Maria: I should've known that you would turn me in.
Aidan: Hold on, hold on. I didn't, okay? I'm on your side.
Aidan: There. You see? You're not going to run off on me again, are you?
Maria: Even if you didn't turn me in, those cops are looking for me. They're on their way to Wildwind.
Aidan: Well, what exactly did you do?
Maria: I just got too close to my past.
Maria: And, you know, Aidan, I can't even -- I can't even begin to process all of it.
Aidan: Well, don't worry. Just tell me in small, little bits.
Maria: Well, okay, I used to live there and everyone thought I was dead.
Aidan: And that you were back from the grave. Surely there'd be a celebration, though, right?
Maria: Oh, yeah, there was a celebration, but they didn't expect me to pop out of the cake.
Aidan: Yeah, well, at least you know you have family.
Maria: Yeah, Maddie. But she -- I don't even remember her, Aidan. I don't even remember her. I don't feel what a mother should feel for her child.
Aidan: Yeah, but you must've felt something. Otherwise, you would've walked away.
Maria: Well, I couldn't walk away. I mean, if she really is my daughter, then I want to get to know her and know who I am.
Aidan: What, and you couldn't do that up there? Do you have a plan?
Maria: No, all I could -- all I could think of was to get away.
Aidan: What, you're a kidnapper now?
Maria: No, I'm a mother.
Aidan: Right, and I really don't think you're making things easy for yourself.
Maria: I don't have a choice. I've wasted enough time as it is already. Aidan, if you're not going to help me, will you at least give me a five-minute head start?
Aidan: Hey, it's all right. I can do it. Hey, Maddie? Come on. There you go.
Maria: She thinks I'm an angel.
Anna: I didn't know, Edmund. I just found out.
Edmund: I should've known about you. In Nevada in the hotel room, you're looking for the truth. You're not looking for that. You're trying to hide the truth.
Brooke: Edmund, stop. It's not Tad's fault.
Edmund: No, it's yours. It's yours. You knew that my wife, Maria, was out there lost.
Brooke: We should never --
Edmund: For weeks. For weeks? And when I found out the truth, what happened? You guys just lied some more. You confessed to part of the truth, and then you just buried the rest. And that picture, that picture that was supposed to be a wedding present from Tad that was a Maria look-alike? What was that? Was that supposed to be for my benefit, that charade, to reassure me that my wife was really dead?
Tad: Edmund, I thought the woman in that photograph was Maureen Gorman. Look, if you want to be angry at somebody, be angry at Hayward. He's the one --
Edmund: Just shut the hell up, Tad! I don't give a damn about Hayward right now! You married me, knowing that the woman that I mourned in my soul was walking the earth, didn't you?
Brooke: Yes. But Tad didn't --
Edmund: You were ecstatic. You were ecstatic to have Maddie and Sam call you Mommy? And you knew that their real mother was alive? What -- what kind of woman denies children their own mother? Brooke, we stood there and you -- and you -- you took vows to honor our -- our futures. You desecrated it! You were willing to deny my children a future with their own mother.
Brooke: Yes, I lied.
Edmund: Why? Why couldn't you just trust our love enough to be honest?
Brooke: How could I trust a heart that searched every day for Maria or a love that still hoped for a miracle? But she's alive. Your wife, Maria, your soul mate, she's alive, Edmund. You got your miracle. So go ahead. Damn me to hell for trying to destroy it. I deserve that and more.
Anna: Yes? When? Where? Okay, don't send anybody. I'll handle this myself.
Brooke: I have no excuse. Hate me, despise me. I deserve it. I know that. I know I made all the wrong choices.
Edmund: How do you justify choosing to deny Maria's existence?
Brooke: I didn't want to believe it. And I didn't think that it could be true. I convinced myself that it wasn't so terrible a lie and that Maria would live the life that she created and I would have this future of peace and contentment and happiness that had always eluded me, but you had filled my life with it. How was I going to give that up?
Edmund: No matter the cost?
Brooke: To have a second chance at a love with a man that I thought lost forever? I didn't care what the cost was. I just grabbed my chance with both hands. And I know that I'm going to pay for it for the rest of my life.
Edmund: Because you were caught. You would've had my wife pay the price for your happiness? You would've sacrificed my children's relationship with their mother because you deserved a second chance? But Maria and I didn't?
Tad: Come on. Let's get you out of here.
Tad: Edmund? Go find her. Go find Maria.
David: This really was the way to go.
Liza: Did I have a choice?
David: Partners help each other.
Liza: We're partners because you coerced me into a signing your contract. I helped you because you blackmailed me.
David: Hmm. Well, for what it's worth, thank you.
Liza: No, no. Don't.
David: Well, I guess I'll let myself out.
Liza: Not so fast, partner. My cooperation is going to cost you.
Greenlee: Open up.
Leo: Ow. Eating rocks, Greenlee?
Greenlee: They're our honeymoon nuts.
Leo: Well, the honeymoon's over, Sweetheart.
Greenlee: Uh, never! Remember when we got these?
Leo: Yeah, Central Park. Was that before or after you wanted to adopt that horse?
Greenlee: It was my first carriage ride as Mrs. du Pres. I wanted a souvenir. Wasn't that the most perfect day ever?
Leo: I'm going to make sure that every day is full of carriage rides, sailboats, and honey peanuts -- all the honey peanuts you could ever want.
Singer: You can't escape my love, love, love you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love, love, love you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love here's how it goes you and me up and down but maybe this time we'll get it right worth the fight 'cause love is something you can't shake when it breaks all it takes is some trying
Singers: If you feel like leaving I'm not gonna beg you to stay soon you'll be finding you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love
Singer: So if you go you should know it's hard to just forget the past so fast it was good it was bad, but it was real and that's all you get in the end, our love mattered
Singers: If you feel like leaving I'm not gonna beg you to stay but soon you'll be finding you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love you can run you can hide but you can't escape my love you can run you can hide but you can't escape my love
Singer: Here's how it goes all it takes is some trying
Singers: If you feel like leaving I'm not gonna beg you to stay but soon you'll be finding you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love if you feel like leaving I'm not gonna beg you to stay
Singer: You can't escape
Singers: But soon you'll be finding you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love
Singer: You can run you can run you can run you can run you can run maybe you can hide but you can't escape my love maybe you can run maybe you can hide but you can't escape my love you can run you can run
Second singer: You can run but you can't escape my love, love, love you can run, you can hide but you can't escape my love
Singer: Ooh, ooh mmm everybody's searching for answers everybody tries to find some meaning in their lives where do we belong? Who will be our shelter? Looking for salvation a haven from the storm we all need something to believe in we all need a light to see us through we all need something to believe in I found something to believe in in you I was like a wayward ship drifting out to nowhere tossing in the raging waters trying to find my way home you must be an angel watching over me your loving arms my harbor now I know I'm not alone
David: You're not in any position to make demands, Liza.
Liza: You're not really going to try to intimidate me, are you? Because I deal with Adam Chandler every day of my life. I run a company in a slash-and-burn economy. You're about as scary to me as soggy cereal. Make no mistake about it, I'm going to get my way out of this.
David: You just make sure that nobody finds my research.
Liza: You know, I got to tell you, I don't know what hell you dumped on me, but let's be clear about one thing -- you owe me and you're going to pay me.
David: Hmm. Is that a threat?
Liza: No. It's reality. Now you can leave my house.
David: Anna. You're probably really angry with me because of the officer I subdued.
David: Look, I -- I'm just so happy to see you. I just want to go home, hold you in my arms, and just -- just lie there for whatever's left of this evening, okay? Ah!
Anna: You're under arrest.
>> Stay tuned for scenes from the next "All My Children."
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Leo: When did you become such a big Trey Kenyon fan, and why?
Edmund: You're going to regret you kept Maria from her family. You're going to know what it feels to lose everything.
Kendall: Come on, Aidan; open the door. I know you're in there.
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