All My Children Transcript Friday 10/25/02
Proofread by Alicia
Previously on "All My Children" --
Maria: Thanks for everything. I haven't had this good a time in a very long time.
David: I think it would be appropriate to have some kind of a memorial service for Leo. I want him to know how much he was loved.
Brooke: Hurry before we both come to our senses.
Brooke: I cannot believe that we overslept.
Adam: I can.
Brooke: Well, we're lucky because Aunt Phoebe had a very early bridge club meeting this morning.
Adam: Good. It'll give you enough time to invent an excuse for this room's condition.
Brooke: Oh. Maybe she won't notice.
Adam: Phoebe Wallingford? She probably took notes. What's for breakfast?
Brooke: Are you crazy?
Adam: Oh, come on. You always were famished after a good --
Brooke: Don't you dare!
Brooke: Listen, Adam, listen. This happened -- it was just -- you know, it was just --
[knock on door]
Adam: Oh, my God. Phoebe -- she's gone for reinforcements. She's armed the whole damn bridge club with shotguns.
Tad: Brooke, it's Tad, and I know you're in there.
Adam: So, get the door.
Brooke: Not until you hide.
Maria: Well, howdy, yourself. I just came by to thank you for last night.
Edmund: Is this an upside to amnesia?
Edmund: You've forgotten all about thank-you notes.
Maria: Well, I kind of hoped I would run into the kids this morning before they went off to school.
Edmund: Oh, you just missed them.
Maria: Oh. Oh, well -- there's a florist and a limo coming up the drive in front of me. What's going on?
Edmund: A memorial service. I didn't want the kids here when the people arrived.
Maria: Memorial service for whom?
Edmund: A young man named Leo Du Pres. He died this week, and the service is in our chapel this morning.
Bianca: This is for you, Leo.
((Greenlee's voice: Maybe in some other life --
Leo: Some distant planet --
Greenlee: You and I --
Leo: Me and you --
Greenlee: It's a date.
Greenlee: It's a date. ))
David: Are you ok?
Greenlee: I really don't know anymore.
David: Are you sure you're up for this?
Greenlee: We'll see. I'm really glad that you planned the service. It's the right thing to do.
David: Yeah. The flowers are beautiful, huh?
Greenlee: Leo would've loved the flags.
David: Yeah. Wait till you hear the music. It's pure Leo.
Greenlee: You know, he loved you so much. He would have done anything for you.
David: Yeah, me too, for him. Oh man. I wish I could have taken his place Greenlee. I do.
Greenlee: No, he would have hated that.
David: I mean, Leo and I -- we didn't know each other for very long, and most of the time we fought. But -- I don't know -- for some reason, this last year or so --
Greenlee: You know, I was thinking about last year last night when I couldn't sleep. It was probably Leo’s happiest. And not only because of me and what we found together, but because he found himself.
David: Yeah. He was a very special man.
Greenlee: Did you ever know anyone more comfortable in his own skin?
David: No. Never.
Greenlee: He was the most beautiful man, wasn't he?
David: He had a beautiful heart.
Bianca: Oh, Leo. Please don't leave me.
((Bianca's voice: I never said that out loud before, ever.
Leo: Bianca --
Bianca: I'm gay, Leo. I'm gay. ))
Maggie: We thought we would find you here.
Bianca: Who's "we"?
Erica: Maggie was wondering where you were. She came by. And I was wondering, too, so here we are.
Bianca: I didn't get a chance to say good-bye.
Erica: Honey. Oh, honey, Leo knows how much you loved him.
Bianca: There wasn't enough time.
Erica: There never is.
Bianca: Yesterday, when David asked me to help him out by asking Edmund if we could use Wildwind today, and I just -- it wasn't so hard to keep it together. But today -- I'm not ready to say good-bye.
Erica: Then you don't have to. And if anyone even suggests that you do --
Maggie: We will -- we will tell them to just stuff it.
Erica: Absolutely. You will have the full support of both Maggie and me. Right?
Maggie: I can't go to the service without you. You're my rock.
Bianca: Boy, are we in trouble.
Erica: I'll do my best to keep us on an even keel.
Maggie: Come on.
Tad: [French accent] I'm not going away till you open the door, mon chérie.
Adam: You make us seem guilty.
Brooke: We are guilty.
[knock on door]
Tad: [Normal voice] don't make me call your Aunt Phoebe. You know she'll drag your lazy backside out of bed.
Adam: "Lazy backside"? Shows what he knows. Ah, you make me feel so cheap.
Brooke: Hide or I'm going to stomp you flat and shove you under the rug.
Adam: So much for afterglow.
Brooke: I am not ready for anybody to know about this yet. Are you?
Adam: Are you saying that at some future date you might be ready for people to know about this?
Brooke: Have you lost your mind?
Tad: Enough is enough. Open the damn door. If you don't, I'm going to kick it in. Is there something wrong in there?
Brooke: No, no, I'm -- I'm ok. I'm fine. I'm -- I’ll be there in a minute.
Tad: Glad to hear it because I'm about to use your mailbox as an ax.
Adam: This isn't finished.
Brooke: Breathe a word, say a word, it is. You keep your mouth shut!
Adam: Get rid of him.
Brooke: Oh --
Tad: You sure you're ok?
Brooke: Did you come here to insult me?
Tad: No. I came here to help you button up. What'd you do, get dressed in the closet?
Brooke: Gee, how did that happen?
Tad: Well, I could guess, but it'd save a lot of time if you just tell me. What did you do after I left you at the Valley Inn last night?
Brooke: Well, now that you helped me dress myself, why else are you here?
Tad: Well, I thought you might be interested in an escort for Leo’s memorial service.
Brooke: Oh, it's today?
Tad: Yeah. I just found out about it myself.
Brooke: Oh --
Tad: I naturally assumed you would want to attend because of Laura.
Brooke: You know, Leo meant the world to her. You're right. I should go, I should go. Where is it going to be held?
Tad: Wildwind. Yet another reason I thought you might like to have a friend sitting beside you.
Brooke: Tad, I can't go there.
Tad: Oh, it's -- I totally understand. You know what? It's gorgeous outside. What do you say you and I take a slow meander through the autumn leaves, huh?
Brooke: Uh --
Tad: We can get lunch, exchange uplifting ideas.
Brooke: Could I take a rain check?
Tad: Hung-over, huh? A little hair of the dog --
Brooke: No, no, not hung-over. I just -- I have to get to work, if that's ok with you.
Tad: What are you talking about? You just agreed to go to Leo’s memorial service until the venue disagreed with you.
Brooke: Tad, you know, we can go to lunch anytime.
Tad: Good. I choose today.
Brooke: You know, not that I have to explain myself to you, but I do have a magazine to put to bed.
Tad: That's almost fascinating. Unfortunately, I’m interested in who you took to bed last night.
Palmer: Kendall, why don't you sit with me?
Kendall: I -- I don't think that's such a good idea.
Opal: You and me both.
Palmer: Opal, Kendall is here to pay her respects.
Opal: Says you.
Kendall: Palmer, it's not just your ex-wife who hates me. Greenlee. That's two.
Opal: Yeah, exactly. So what are you doing here? Why don't you just vamoose -- you know, beat it, get out of here.
Myrtle: Opal, Opal -- hush. We're here for Leo. Be quiet.
Kendall: Ryan adored Leo, and since he couldn't be here, I thought -- I'm sort of here for him -- and Trey, too.
Palmer: Trey isn't here?
Kendall: No, no, he couldn’t. He's still too raw from everything.
Palmer: Ahem -- let's --
David: I'm sure you've all noticed that the music we've been playing today isn't exactly funereal or religious. That's because it's Leo’s. My brother wasn't a religious person, but he was a deeply spiritual person in his own way. And he had a faith -- a faith that was solid and steadfast and quite contagious. And I would challenge anybody in this room to show me a man who is more truly loved than my brother Leo was. My brother believed in a basic goodness, an innocence borne in the hearts of every human being. If I had to venture a guess, I would have to say most likely his deepest regret would be that, in his earlier years, he took advantage of those same qualities that he admired so much in people. You see, it took a long time for Leo to come to the realization that he, himself, was a good person with an open heart and that those qualities, those traits, were something that he could embrace, that he could be proud of. My brother Leo -- he was born with a very special gift. Is there anybody in this chapel that my brother did not charm at least one time or another?
David: When it came to being a decent, caring human being, my brother was self-taught -- well, that was at least until he came face to face with the love of his life -- his wonderful wife, Ms. Greenlee Smythe Du Pres. She gave him a crash course on love and devotion, and he was lovingly passing that information on to me. You see, Leo’s joy for living and loving was so contagious. But he never once wavered, never once deviated from the simple truth that that love that he shared with this woman was of the greatest value and that there was nothing this world could ever produce that could compare to that. And he was right. He was right.
David: No, look, please, please, try not to cry, ok? Because I know that Leo wouldn't want that. I know that in my heart. Frankly, I wish I could come up with some kind of a joke to tell all of you because that -- that would be more his style, right? Wouldn't it? I mean, Leo, he loved to laugh. And all the times that I joked with him about his relationship with Greenlee, saying, "Come on, this love and this -- all this devotion, all this romance -- it's impossible, right?" But I came to learn from Leo and Greenlee that that fairy tale was the real thing. And the only reason why I thought it was fake was because, up until that point in my life, I had never experienced the real thing. I never knew a man who gave himself so deeply in love. And while he was doing that, he was showing me by example and with his loving and selfless words that a love like that was possible, even for me. Well, I hope he turns out to be right. Leo and Greenlee -- they didn't have nearly enough time together. We all know that they were cheated, just like we all were cheated by his loss. But what makes it more disturbing and more sickening is the simple fact that the person who was responsible for that loss was the same woman that should have nurtured and sustained him, a woman whose love and protection should have kept him. Now, that -- that is the unspeakable sin here. I -- I can't even begin to fathom why all of this happened. But if you believe, which I would like to, that there are angels sitting around in heaven, then you have to believe that they were just aching to get Leo up there so he could liven up the place. And I have to remember to share all the good times yet to come -- and there will be many -- with Leo. And I look forward to having a life, a future, with Leo living in my heart, just as he is in Greenlee's, for the rest of our lives. And I will do everything that I can to try to be the man that he so desperately wanted to admire and not disappoint him too much.
["La Marseilles" plays]
David: You don't have to say anything. Nobody's expecting you to.
Greenlee: I know.
Greenlee: Thank you all for loving my husband.
Brooke: You are right about one thing -- I am, you know, a little sleep-deprived.
Tad: You don't have to make excuses. I've been there, done that.
Brooke: So, then, can you be a little more understanding?
Tad: I am being understanding. I'm just teasing you, for God's sakes. Would you lighten up?
Tad: Yeah. I didn't honestly think you were entertaining the Seventh Fleet last night.
Brooke: Oh. Thank you so much.
Tad: Yeah. And if you don't want to go to lunch, I can live with that.
Brooke: Great. You know what? You know what I need? I just need to get a little breakfast, and I need to get to my desk.
Tad: You just remember, all work and no play --
Brooke: Don't worry.
Tad: Speaking of which, you know what? I know that Jamie is at my house this weekend, but why don't we all go to a movie on Saturday?
Brooke: I'll tell you what. Why don't I call you when I feel like getting together, ok?
Tad: Right. I'm sure you'll have a regular laugh riot putting your magazine to bed.
Adam: So, who the hell made him social director of your life?
Brooke: He's just concerned about me.
Adam: He's after you.
Brooke: Oh -- you have lost your mind.
Adam: Yes, maybe I have after all.
Brooke: Adam, this cannot happen again.
Adam: It can't?
Brooke: No, because you know and I know that this was a mistake.
Adam: Yeah, well, if you say so.
Brooke: I'm just -- I'm just not myself lately. Of course, I should know that by now.
Adam: Yeah, well, if it wasn't you who I took advantage of last night, then who did I take advantage of?
Brooke: Nobody, ok? I was totally responsible.
Brooke: No, not good. Bad. It was a mistake. You know it.
Adam: No, no, it was not a mistake. It's not a mistake -- if something wrong feels so natural and provides such pleasure, then why deprive yourself?
Brooke: Adam --
Adam: No, ask yourself this -- when -- when in the world have you and I ever worried about doing what's right?
Maria: And neither body has been recovered.
Maria: 100-foot fall and rapids and rocks and -- they probably won't ever find the body. Ahem.
Maria: I've got to get some air.
Edmund: Ok, the -- Maureen?
Greenlee: I can't give a eulogy. Eulogies are for people who are gone, and that's not Leo. I know he's with me, with all of us, and he always will be. If you need proof, I mean, did you notice how bright the sun is today? Did you see how it makes the leaves glow like stained glass? That's Leo. He wouldn't want us to meet here on a gloomy day to say -- well, whatever it is that you would want to say to him. The fact that I can stand here at all is because of Leo. His love gave me life, made it worth living, and he's giving me the strength to go on with it for the both of us. Thank you all for coming. I -- I know you're not here for me. Some of you can't even stand to be in the same room with me. You're here for Leo -- to send him your thoughts and your love. Mother, thank you for being here and supporting me.
Mary: I'll always be grateful to Leo, not only for loving you the way you deserved to be loved but for bullying me into being the mother that I should always have been to you. He was very courageous, and telling me off more than once, I might add, proves that.
Greenlee: Thank you.
Woodruff: We loved Leo for making you happy, Greenlee.
Greenlee: I know you did, gramps. Everyone was like family to Leo. But if you don't mind, I’d like to say a few words on his behalf. Maggie, how great is it that you came to town? I mean, not only were you his cousin. You were like the little sister that he never had. And, Anna -- you gave us our honeymoon in New York, a time I'll always treasure. Thank you. And, David -- I owe you so much. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. David saved my life, literally. And I guarantee you that Leo loves you more than ever for that, and so do I.
Greenlee: Bianca, Leo would never forgive me if I didn't apologize for getting rid of you the other night when Vanessa was -- you know, when everything went down. I just -- I had to get rid of you.
Bianca: I know, I know.
Greenlee: I have said some really horrible things to you. Of course, I meant them. If I denied it, Leo would be really disappointed at me. But he adored you. You were like a little sister to him, too. And along with David and me, you were one of Leo’s great loves. Another thing he really loved about you was your voice. So if you don't mind, I'd like to ask you to sing something.
Greenlee: Anything. Anything. "The itsy bitsy spider"?
Bianca: Not one of Leo’s favorites.
Bianca: Great. First you make me cry, and then you want me to sing.
Greenlee: You can do it.
Bianca: Oh, we never know where life will take us we know it's just a ride on the wheel and we never know when death will shake us and we wonder how it will feel so, good-bye, my friend I know I’ll never see you again but the time together through all the years will take away the tears it's ok now good-bye, my friend
Bianca: I've seen a lot of things that made me crazy and I guess I held on to you I could have run away and left well, maybe but it wasn't time and we both knew so, good-bye, my friend I know I’ll never see you again but the love you gave me through all the years will take away my tears I’m ok now good-bye, my friend life's so fragile and love's so pure we can't hold on, but we try we watch how quickly it disappears and we'll never know why but I'm ok now good-bye, my friend you can go now good-bye, my friend
Brooke: I think that you should go.
Adam: I'll call my driver.
Brooke: Maybe you should do that outside.
Adam: What are you afraid of?
Brooke: What are you going to say to Liza when she asks where you were all night?
Adam: Believe me, she'll never even know I was gone.
Opal: He had an inner light.
Myrtle: We'll miss him very much.
David: Thank you.
Liza: Leo was a good man, and I'm really sorry for your loss, David.
David: Thank you for coming, Liza.
Anna: How are you holding up? Is there anything I can do for you at all?
David: No. But thank you for coming. It meant a lot.
Anna: Could you give us a moment?
Aidan: Yeah, sure. I'll wait for you outside.
Anna: All right.
Anna: I've been thinking that, if the baby's a boy, I'd like to name him after Leo.
David: Thank you. That's wonderful. If he's anything like his uncle Leo, he's going to be a handful.
Anna: We can hope.
David: Yeah. Really.
Anna: You think Greenlee’s going to be all right? She ran out of here so quickly.
David: Well, she's had a hard day. I'll take care of her.
Anna: You're very good at that when you want to be.
Maria: I'm really sorry about your brother, David.
David: Thank you.
Maria: I caught a little bit of the service, and I heard his wife say that you saved her life, too?
David: Well, I loved my brother very much, and he lived for Greenlee, so --
Maria: So you loved her by association?
Maria: I saw how moved you are by what she said. Why is it -- why is it so hard for you to admit your feelings?
David: Probably because, in my profession, we work hard to bury our feelings, and we work even harder to keep them buried.
David: What? What is it?
Maria: I -- I have to go.
Greenlee: Good-bye, my love, my angel, my life.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Adam: I'm alive again, and it's because of you.
Liza: Mr. Chandler didn't sleep here last night?
Zeke: Maybe if you weren't so intent on getting lucky with my daughter, you could concentrate on what's important, like being a good doctor.
Trey: It would mean a lot to me if you could give me another chance.
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