All My Children Transcript Thursday 11/21/02
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Jamie: You didn't tell Mom that I know about her and Adam?
Tad: No, and neither will you.
Adam: You two look like one of those mother-daughter portraits. Why don't I show you two off.
Marian: I had no idea Mia could be so cruel.
Liza: She will never be Colby’s mother.
Tiny: I guess you do need a man to keep you in line, don't you? Huh?
Kendall: Leave her alone!
Kendall: Hey! Yo! Bartender! Some attention, please?
Bartender: I'm with a customer.
Kendall: Great. Even the bartender disses me.
Aidan: Well, he's brave, after that death grip that you put on tiny.
Kendall: It's not something I can add to my resume, is it? Hello there, buddy! Sometime today would be nice.
Kendall: Can you believe that guy's attitude? When Ryan was bartending at S.O.S., he would have never done -- oh, I'm -- Aidan, I'm sorry.
Aidan: Hey, it's fine. You can talk about Ryan. I can take it.
Kendall: No, it just came out.
Aidan: I know. Okay, you loved the guy. It's only natural that you're going to think about him.
Kendall: I guess.
Aidan: You know, Chris thinks about him all the time. He even makes calls from the job site.
Kendall: To Ryan?
Aidan: Well, to contacts -- you know, friends that might have a lead on where Ryan is.
Kendall: You know, this place is a bore. I have a better idea.
Aidan: Does it involve the mud pit out in the back?
Kendall: No, something much more interesting. I want you to give me a private tour of Erica's penthouse.
Aidan: Oh, my God. You must be crazy.
Man: This space is fabulous, Ms. Kane.
Erica: Oh, thank you, Keith.
Keith: The design is a radical departure from your previous home. Why the change?
Erica: Well, I have a whole new life, and I certainly wanted my home to reflect that.
Keith: Your use of the light and natural materials is brilliant. What was your inspiration?
Erica: Oh, I owe so much to my fiancé, Chris Stamp.
Chris: Erica. Look, I'm just the foreman on the job. Erica -- she made all the style decisions.
Erica: Oh, Chris.
Erica: This man had a vision in this space when it was nothing but dust and drywall. Oh, and it all started with the view. Look at this view. I mean, I you can see just about all of Pine Valley. Look at this.
Photographer: That's a keeper.
Keith: That's a wrap?
Photographer: Well, I can never get enough of Ms. Kane, but yes.
Erica: Thank you.
Keith: Thanks for the interview.
Erica: Oh, you are so welcome, Keith. Thank you.
Keith: Oh, you outdid yourself, as always.
Erica: Thank you.
Photographer: We'll call you when the proofs are ready.
Erica: Great. Thank you.
Chris: You're brilliant. What's this?
Erica: You. I mean, you've just made everything all right. I lost everything in that fire, and you -- I mean, you just made everything all right again.
Laurie: J.R., I need this job, and you want me to blow it off because you flash some cash?
J.R.: I just wanted to hang out with you.
Laurie: So money makes it happen?
J.R.: I just thought we could have some fun.
Laurie: Money might buy happiness in your world, but here in reality --
J.R.: Hold it. Happiness? Money has never bought happiness for anyone in this house.
Photographer: That was great. Let's do another one. Just move a little closer together, please. Yes, that's it. That's it, yes. Yes. One more. One more --
Liza: Oh -- I'm sorry. I didn't mean to mess up the pretty picture.
Adam: No, that's quite all right. We had all we needed, anyway. Kevin, thank you.
Kevin: Thank you.
Adam: Ladies and Gentlemen, may I please have your attention for a moment? It is a great honor for my wife and me to host this benefit for the Brooke English House. Brooke has shown us how one dedicated person can change so many lives.
Brooke: Ahem. Thank you, Adam. And thank you, Liza, for opening your home and your hearts for such a special event. And to all of you, a special thank you. Because of your time and your generosity, homeless families have food and shelter, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. So please enjoy the rest of the evening and don't forget about the silent auction.
Adam: Yes, the items are displayed in the library. You'll notice on each, there is a minimum bid accepted. You will also notice that there's no maximum bid.
Adam: So please, be generous.
Colby: Daddy, let's dance.
Adam: I can't resist an offer like that, my darling.
Marian: Liza, darling, are you all right?
Liza: Did you finish packing Colby’s things?
Marian: Uh-huh. Yes, I did. You're still determined to leave tonight, huh?
Liza: I am not going to let Colby live here with this poison in this house.
Marian: Honey, I think you should wait till you're a little calmer, don't you?
Liza: No, it has to be tonight.
Marian: Whisking her off to London is so extreme, Liza. It's so Adam. Don't you think that maybe it's not a good idea?
Liza: It's the only choice, Mother.
Colby: Look, there's Jake.
Mia: Welcome, handsome sir.
Jake: Ooh, the lady is too beautiful to be hidden by a mask.
Mia: Is it the lace?
Jake: It's us. Tonight is all about us.
Adam: Colby, why don't you go check out that live auction with Mimi?
Adam: Okay, good.
Tad: Congratulations. Quite a shindig you've got going here. Really. Spared no expense, I see. Got any party games lined up for later? Maybe a quick round of hide the cannoli?
Brooke: It's been a wonderful evening, Adam. Thank you.
Adam: It's for a good cause.
Tad: What's that? Guilt management? Oh, what am I saying? You don't do guilt.
Adam: I prefer being happy.
Brooke: Well, you're surrounded by family and friends, so you have everything to be happy right under your very roof.
Adam: I used to think so. Excuse me.
Liza: How could you?
Adam: I'm going to put your minds at rest. My attorneys have assured me that if Frank Hubbard tries to assert his rights as the father of Mia's child, both Mia and her child will be completely protected.
Mia: So, you see, Jake? It's all being handled. And I am so grateful to you.
Adam: First, always -- always. And Mia is family. I wish you both the best.
Mia: I know. It seems that things are finally starting to go my way, huh?
Jake: Oh, Mia, Mia, Mia, Mia, it's only the beginning. Come on, let's go.
Mia: Where are we going?
Jake: Come on.
Girl: Hi, Jamie.
Jamie: Joni. You look awesome.
Joni: Thanks. This is unreal.
Jamie: Totally. I just hope we don't have to dress like this every day.
Joni: Oh, I'm loving it. I wonder what they did for fun in Venice? No computers, no playstations, no mp3s.
Jamie: Yeah. Well, they probably swam in the canals and ate a lot of pizza and danced. We can do that later. Dancing, I mean.
Jamie: Check out that freaky getup.
[Jamie and Joni laugh]
Bianca: Hey, come on. You look molto bella.
Maggie: See? I should have stayed home.
Bianca: No, no, you need to get out more --
Bianca: Are you listening to me?
Maggie: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Opal: Let me see here. Let me just straighten this just a little bit. Right there. Okay, good -- Palmer. Palmer, who dressed you? What were you thinking? You look like Pinocchio’s grandpa. I mean, how could you wear something -- are we at the right address?
Petey: Hey, Mom -- cool! We're the only ones with antennas.
Opal: Well, where are the other Venusians?
Palmer: "Venusians"? You're from -- you're from Venus?
Opal: I am a celestial being from the planet of love.
Palmer: You are from the wrong universe.
Opal: No, I am not. The invitation said "a Venusian Masquerade Ball."
Palmer: No, not "Venusian," you -- "Venetian." This is an 18th century Venetian ball -- ballo in maschera.
Opal: Oh, dear.
Palmer: Well, come on. Come on, Pete. Let's see how many people can guess who you are.
Petey: Can we take bets?
Palmer: Cool. We'll make a fortune.
Jamie: That's my grandma.
Joni: This is, like, the most exciting thing that's happened to me.
Jamie: It beats doing homework.
Joni: Thank you for inviting me. You've been drinking?
Laurie: Your family's got, like, movie star money. You can do whatever you want.
J.R.: That's true, but it's never made me happy. At least not for long.
Laurie: You want me to feel sorry for you?
J.R.: Just -- you're one of the happiest people I know. And you don't have any money.
Laurie: Thanks for reminding me.
J.R.: I just don't want you to think I'm some jerk who thinks money is everything.
Laurie: You're not.
J.R.: I didn't always live with my dad. My mom was a regular person -- from Pigeon Hollow. She -- she was a schoolteacher. When she married my dad, none of this changed her. She knew what she wanted. She was strong, like you.
Laurie: I'm not strong. It's just important for me to earn my own way.
J.R.: I respect that.
Laurie: You'd better.
J.R.: You're beautiful, too. Even when you do crash a tray of glasses.
Laurie: You think flattery will get you what you want?
J.R.: I think you make me happy.
Chris: All I did was --
Erica: Save my life. Everything -- everything that I thought I was, everything I worked for -- it could have just stayed buried, you know, in a pile of ashes, in a pile of rubble. But you, you wonderful man -- you showed me that that fire was a new beginning, not an end.
Chris: It's a new beginning for both of us.
Erica: And it's heaven. Oh, come on, let's look at the view.
Chris: I am. And it is beautiful. Oh, you mean the view outside? Yeah, that's beautiful, too. Come here. Let's go dancing.
Erica: Oh, no. You're not going to drag me to that dreary charity ball that Brooke is hosting, are you?
Chris: No, I'm not.
Chris: I'm not in the mood for a crowd. But I am hungry. Huh?
Erica: Well, we could eat here. Oh, I have missed not having a kitchen -- for you to cook in.
Chris: Ah. Well, unfortunately, the stove is not working. But that's why I made reservations at Le Mer.
Erica: You did?
Chris: Yeah. And your chariot awaits you, my lady.
Erica: Oh, you take such good care of me.
Chris: Yes, I do, don't I?
Erica: Yes, you do.
Chris: Come here. Sit down. We'll go out. We'll have a romantic dinner together. We'll take a spin around the dance floor. And then we'll come back here and spend our first night together in our new home.
Erica: "Our home." Oh, I love the sound of that. Oh, there's nothing I want more.
Kendall: Oh, come on, Aidan. Aidan, please, just -- just please, Aidan, take me there. Please.
Aidan: You must be out of your bloody mind to think I'm going to take you anywhere near Erica's penthouse.
Kendall: Why not? Look, we'll go in there, we'll take a look, we'll leave. They'll never even know we were there.
Aidan: Kendall, just forget about it, all right? It's not going to happen.
Kendall: You know, you have been working on the site for months. It's all you ever talk about.
Kendall: So it's your fault I'm so interested.
Aidan: So you're turning this on me?
Kendall: Is it working?
Aidan: Look, Erica and Chris are -- you know, it's their first night in their new penthouse. They're probably snuggled up nice and cozy.
Chris: Aidan? I'm glad I caught you.
Aidan: What's up?
Chris: Listen, I'm taking Erica out to dinner tonight. When we get back, I want to surprise her with a flambé.
Aidan: Excuse me?
Chris: Crepes Suzette -- never mind. I need fire. The stove's not hooked up. Can you swing by and do that for me?
Aidan: Yeah, sure.
Chris: You got a passkey?
Aidan: Yeah, I got it.
Chris: Great. Thanks. I appreciate this.
Kendall: Who was that?
Aidan: I got to go.
Kendall: It was Chris, wasn't it? That was Chris. What did he want?
Aidan: Kendall, just don't even go there.
Kendall: Aidan, don't make me hurt you with this.
Aidan: Look, it was Erica and Chris. Okay, they want me to swing by and put on the stove for when they get back.
Kendall: Oh, perfect. That gives us plenty of time.
Mia: Oh, my God. Jake, what are you -- are you -- is this -- oh, my God, Jake.
Chris: The car's right across the street.
Erica: Okay. Oh!
Chris: Wait, are you okay?
Erica: No, no, I'm fine, I'm fine.
Chris: Sit, sit, sit, sit.
Chris: Let me take a look at that.
Erica: Oh, no -- be careful, please.
Chris: All right. Well, it looks like you got yourself a nasty little sprain there, darling.
Erica: Oh, no. Oh, no. That means we can't go dancing.
Chris: No. More like an ice pack and takeout from Tarantino's.
Erica: You planned such a beautiful evening. I'm so sorry.
Chris: I'm not. Now I get to have you all to myself. Come on, hold on. Easy.
Erica: Chris. Sorry.
Chris: It's okay, baby.
Kendall: Well, nice place.
Aidan: Well, we're going to fix the stove, and then we're going to get out of here. Got it?
Kendall: I've got it.
Aidan: Hey, hey, come on, behave. Stop that.
Kendall: Aidan, don't be such an old lady. I was just looking.
Aidan: You're being naughty. I think one of us losing our job today is enough. Don't you think?
Kendall: Fine, fine. Go do your thing, and I'll wander around here for a little bit.
Aidan: You're going to stay exactly where I can see you, all right?
Kendall: All right. Well, how much of me do you want to see?
Aidan: Behave, Kendall. I need to fix the stove, and I need to get out of here.
Chris: I got you.
Erica: Okay, it's all right.
Kendall: Oh, my God. You eloped.
Laurie: I got to go. I've only got a 10 minute break.
J.R.: Has it been 10 minutes already?
Laurie: One more.
J.R.: Oh, no. Oh, no, you don’t. You're on the clock. I'm going to get you back, pronto.
Laurie: You've never even seen a timecard, have you?
J.R.: You can show me sometime. But I got to get you back. I don't want to get you in trouble because of me.
Laurie: Thanks for understanding.
Bianca: Hey, girl.
Simone: Hey, guys.
Maggie: You look beautiful.
Simone: Oh, thank you.
Bianca: Oh, yummy, yummy calamari.
Simone: Mmm, yes. Help yourself if you'd like. It's the best thing about the party.
Maggie: Oh, who dragged you here?
Simone: Well, actually, I'm solo. Frank and I got into a fight. I thought this [missing] but I was wrong and this corset is absolutely killing me.
Bianca: Oh, I know what you mean.
Maggie: Tell me about it.
Bianca: I can't even breathe.
Tad: You -- you've really outdone yourself this time. I mean it. Congratulations. It's just out of this world. Get it?
Opal: You're so funny.
Tad: Let me guess -- um -- you're a Martian, right?
Opal: I'm from Venus. Would you stop it? Just stop it! Put a sock in it. Honestly, Palmer has already made me feel like a piece of space trash. I don't need your help.
Tad: You can't take it personal, Mama. You know, after all, you're from Venus, we're from Mars.
Petey: Thank you. This is better than pool sharking with Kendall.
Opal: Pool sharking with Kendall? I told you that little witch was a bad influence on him. Palmer, what planet are you on, anyway? Don't you see that --
Palmer: Relax, Opal.
Opal: You can't –
Jamie: I haven't been drinking.
Joni: Don't lie. You reek. Won't your parents be mad?
Jamie: Like they'll know. Besides, they've got their own stuff to deal with.
Tad: I'm sorry. What?
Brooke: I've never been so uncomfortable in my life.
Tad: Yeah, I know what you mean. My shoes are killing me, too. I swear, I don't know how women do it.
Brooke: I am not talking about my feet. I'm talking about a few days ago, I'm sneaking around with my ex-husband, and tonight I'm making nice with him and his wife in front of a live audience?
Tad: Shh. Would you just relax? I told you, you're not a home wrecker, you know? Adam's always been his own worst enemy. You're just more of a side dish.
Adam: I want to make sure that Mia is protected. Is that so hard to understand? Let me spell it out for you. If that Hubbard fellow tries to sue for custody of Mia's child, I promised Mia that we'll win.
Mia: Jake, get up.
Jake: I've waited my entire life for this moment.
Mia: Jake --
Jake: Now, I know it seems kind of soon, but I love you, Mia. And nothing's ever felt so perfect, so right than when I hold you in my arms. Forever. Mia, will you marry me?
Mia: Yes. Yes. Yes, Jake.
Mia: This is the happiest night of my life.
Jake: And I promise, you're going to have thousands of happy nights.
Mia: And days.
Jake: Uh-huh. You and me and our children -- all 12 of them. Come on, let's go tell Tad and Liza.
Mia: I love you so much. I want to tell the whole world.
Jake: I'm sorry. Oh, boy. You know, maybe I should have proposed on a night I wasn't --
Mia: Oh, well, that's a life of a doctor.
Jake: Hey, you know, that's right. There's long hours and there's late nights. Are you sure you're ready for that?
Mia: Bring it on, Dr. Martin.
Jake: You know what? I'm going to run home because I don't think the E.R. is quite ready to see me making a fashion statement like this, and -- oh! I almost forgot. The ring, the ring. The ring. Oh -- oh. Okay, okay. Mia -- my Mia. Don't you know, until now my future was just a vague "someday." And because of you, I finally have a future. And I'm going to spend every hour of every day loving my Mia.
Jake: Listen, do you think you can get by the next couple of hours without me?
Mia: I think I might burst trying to keep the secret.
Jake: You don't have to. You can tell whoever you want --
Mia: No, no, no, no. No, no. I want to tell everyone together, okay?
Jake: All right, all right. First thing tomorrow morning, okay?
Jake: See you back at my place later?
Mia: I'll be there.
Liza: Waiting for someone?
Palmer: Well, it's been a wonderful party, and you have made a bundle. But it's past your bedtime, young man. I got to take you home.
Petey: We haven't hit the terrace yet.
Palmer: Oh, always keep them wanting more. That's a concept some people never understand. Come on, Petey.
Opal: If you're taking him back to the manor, what about me?
Palmer: Try NASA.
Opal: To the moon, Palmer. To the moon.
Tad: Hi, guys. Look at you, so handsome.
Brooke: Ooh -- okay.
Tad: Joni, how great to see you. How's the candy striping business going?
Jamie: Dad --
Brooke: Joni, it's very nice to meet you. I'm Jamie’s mother.
Joni: You, too, Ms. English. I've never met anyone who had her own charity. It's really cool.
Brooke: Oh, thank you, thank you. So, are you two enjoying the party?
Jamie: Sure. Sure.
Brooke: Really? That didn't sound very convincing.
Jamie: I'm fine. What's the problem?
Jamie: I'm starving. I need some food that doesn't come on toothpicks.
Joni: I'll go with you.
Brooke: Oh, Joni, may I just take a minute of your time and introduce you to our host?
Adam: How do you do? How do you do? My pleasure.
Adam: Excuse me.
Adam: Well, it seems to have been a successful evening.
Marian: Yes, yes, it certainly appears to be, Adam.
Adam: Missing Stuart?
Marian: Oh, yes. I think he would have enjoyed tonight very much.
Adam: Yes. I just wish Liza could have had a better time.
Marian: Well, maybe if you spent a little time with her.
Adam: Perhaps you haven't noticed, but my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me.
Simone: So, you made it.
Frank: You look gorgeous.
Simone: Well, then you're forgiven.
Frank: Yeah? I'm sorry that I didn't have time to change. I'm sorry about a lot of things, Simone.
Simone: You know what? Why don't we just start over.
Frank: I wish it was that simple.
Simone: Oh? Why isn't it?
Frank: Because I haven't been honest with you.
J.R.: I'll see you when you get off?
Laurie: I'd like that.
Cassie: Your 10 minute break ended a long time ago.
Laurie: I didn't realize.
Cassie: I know your type -- making out with the client's son.
Laurie: No, it's not like that.
Cassie: Oh. Hand in your uniform. You're fired.
Laurie: Cassie, please. I need this job. J.R.’s just a friend.
Cassie: Sure he is. I want you off the premises in five minutes. Oh, and the cost of the glasses that you broke will be deducted from your paycheck.
Chris: Easy, easy.
Erica: For heaven's sakes, what on earth are you doing here? And thank God I hurt my ankle. Thank God. I would have come home and this home would have been in flames.
Kendall: I was just here --
Erica: You were trespassing? Aidan, how -- what, were you duped into letting her in?
Aidan: Actually, I -- I brought her with me.
Erica: Oh, no. Oh, no, don't tell that you're dating. Oh, Aidan, just get out.
Aidan: I'm sorry, Ms. Kane, it was a bad call on my part. I'm sorry.
Chris: "Bad call."
Aidan: I should have known --
Chris: You should have what? Giving Kendall free access to Erica's private life? What the hell were you thinking about, Aidan?
Aidan: She only came along --
Chris: Zip it!
Chris: Erica took a chance with you, Aidan. She gave you a job, and this is how you repay her?
Kendall: It wasn't Aidan's fault. I was tagging along with him.
Chris: Why is that? What was so damn important that you had to sneak around in here? What did you want, Kendall?
Kendall: Nothing. I swear, nothing. I just wanted to see the place.
Erica: Well, my life is not just open for your entertainment.
Kendall: It was perfectly harmless.
Erica: Says you. I should call Jackson.
Erica: Stalking? Trespassing? I'll get a restraining order if I have to, Kendall.
Kendall: Do what you want.
Erica: It won't be enough, though, will it? My God, Kendall, what will it take for you just to -- just to go away?
Mia: I wasn't waiting for anyone. I was here with Jake.
Liza: Where is he?
Mia: Oh, he had to go to the E.R. The hospital called. It's wonderful, isn't it?
Liza: So now you're alone, now that he's gone --
Mia: Not for long. I won't be alone for long ever again.
Mia: Look, I know things have been really diff but everything has a way of working out for the best. You have to believe that.
Liza: "For the best"?
Mia: You know, when I first came here, I never imagined that I would have a family of my own. But now I --
Liza: Now -- what?
Mia: I -- I'm thirsty. Excuse me.
Liza: If you think you're taking Adam and my child, you better think again.
Joni: Jamie, what are you -- what's up with getting wasted?
Jamie: It's a party. Join the fun.
Joni: It's not fun for me. You've hardly spoken to me. We haven't even danced.
Jamie: You need to loosen up.
Joni: You need to get a grip. I'm out of here.
Tad: Jamie? Joni's not leaving yet, is she?
Jamie: The girl doesn't like to party.
J.R.: Hey, guys, what's going on?
Tad: That's exactly what I'd like to know.
Liza: Mama --
Marian: What, darling?
Liza: Have you seen Adam?
Marian: Not for a while.
Liza: It's like my life is just crashing down around me. I -- Mia.
Marian: Liza -- don't do anything rash. You're not thinking clearly. Please.
Aidan: Come on, we'd better go.
Kendall: Whatever. You can get all of the alarms and security guards and restraining orders you want to, but I will still be your daughter and I will still be in your life. Get used to it.
Chris: Not so fast.
Adam: Thank you for coming, Bianca. Tell Erica we missed her.
Bianca: Oh, I will.
Brooke: Adam, we raised almost $100,000 tonight.
Adam: Oh, that's wonderful, Brooke. That's wonderful.
Brooke: Well, it wouldn't have happened without you and Liza, so thank you.
Adam: It was my pleasure, Brooke. Really.
Jamie: Get your hands off my mother, you bastard!
Mia: Jake? How's the E.R.?
Jake: Oh, it is a wasteland without you.
Mia: God, I wish you were here.
Jake: Are you still at the party?
Mia: I'm in the attic.
Jake: What? What are you doing up in the attic?
Mia: Well I -- I don't know, I wanted to be alone with you. Besides, it's the only way I can keep from spilling the news. I'm not very good at keeping secrets. And anyone can tell from looking at me how much I love you.
Jake: Well, why don't you just try to contain your beautiful self until tomorrow, all right?
Mia: I can't wait. By tomorrow night, everyone will know that we're really together.
Jake: Hey, listen, who do you want to tell first? Liza?
Mia: Oh, well, she already suspects. I mean, she found the pregnancy test in my purse.
Jake: Well, that kit's going to come in handy real soon.
Mia: I hope so. I would love to have your baby someday. I'm so happy, I can barely keep it to myself.
Jake: Well, listen, if Liza already is on to us, why don't you just clue her in on what's going on, and I'm sure she'd be happy to hear the news.
Mia: No, no, no. I want to tell her together. I want to see the look on her face when she realizes that we're actually -- I love you so much.
Liza: Mia --
Mia: Do you want a boy or a girl? Stop it. You're so bad.
Liza: Mia --
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Jamie: How many guys are you going to let roll over you before you get a clue? Why can't you be happy?
Chris: Kendall's not going anyplace until she forks it over. Go on, show him.
Frank: Call 911! Tell them we need an ambulance! Tell the EMT's she's in arrest.
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