All My Children Transcript Wednesday 12/11/02
Proofread by Alicia
>> Previously on "All My Children" --
Laurie: My dad thinks you're a bad influence.
J.R.: I really don't care what your dad thinks. I want to be with you, and I won't give up.
Anna: I'm with David.
Jack: But you don't have to be.
Mia: I thought that Liza had accepted me. I thought that she loved me.
Liza: I love you. I can't help it.
Kenny: We walk into that courtroom, there's no turning back.
David: I know, I know -- suspended sentence equals 500 hours of community service at the free clinic.
Kenny: You know, I get that you love your wife, but pleading guilty to abuse of a corpse? Most guys send flowers.
David: If copping a plea helps Anna get her job back, I can handle the slap on the wrist and doing my time at the clinic.
David: I need to speak with you.
Kenny: David, not a good idea.
David: It won't take a minute.
Kenny: I strongly advise --
David: In private.
Jack: So, what is this? A last-minute attempt to sweeten your deal?
David: No, I'm fine with the plea terms, as long as you agree to one more condition.
Jack: And why would I do that?
Myrtle: Ah, ah -- well.
Anna: So much as a smirk and you die, ok?
Maggie: You look adorable?
Anna: I am not "adorable." "Adorable" is a kitten. I am a couch. Tell me you have something less busy.
Myrtle: Well, darling, it's -- it's not quite you. I'll go and look at your alternatives.
Anna: In something smaller than size tank.
Myrtle: I'll find one.
Anna: This is awful. I mean, this -- you see, this is more what I had in mind. Why can't they make this to fit this?
Maggie: Ooh, that is a good choice.
Anna: See? There.
Maggie: Oh, let me see -- ooh, it's my size -- aha.
Anna: Rub it in.
Maggie: Hey, you just remember, there is a prize at the end of all this -- my baby cousin.
Anna: I know. I'm just hoping I can survive life as a Quonset hut.
Maggie: Ok, well, until then --
Maggie: Try it. Be brave.
Anna: Why is it the bigger you get, the louder the pattern? Like it's going to hide the fact that you ate a cheese wheel.
Laurie: It's almost Christmas again, Mom. This is when I miss you most. Dad does, too. You know, he gave away our Christmas decorations. He said it was because we moved, but --
Mia: You got my ring back.
Mia: Does this mean that --
Jake: That's right, that's right. You're being released today.
Jake: Because you've got a wedding to plan, girl. Remember?
Mia: I love you so much.
Tad: All right, Iím sterile. It means the rest of the gene pool is safe. How's the patient?
Mia: Going home.
Tad: Hey, congratulations.
Tad: That's great.
Mia: Yeah. Do you think that maybe Marian could get me some things to change into?
Jake: Yeah, you know, I think I can work that out.
Tad: Uh, yeah. Before you do, can I -- can I talk to you for a couple minutes?
Jake: Well, actually, I'm getting ready to get Mia's release forms.
Tad: Actually, it'll just take a couple minutes.
Jake: Yeah, sure. I'm going to call Marian. I'll be right back, all right? All right, listen, what's so important?
Adam: Liza --
Liza: Thank God you're here. What I said last night --
Adam: That -- that you loved me?
Liza: Yes, I -- forgive me. It just popped out. Just -- just forget I said it.
Adam: You didn't mean it?
Liza: No, I -- I meant every word. It's just that Iíve had the night to think about it.
Adam: Yeah, so have I.
Liza: And I just understand that you should just -- just forget that I ever said anything. I would really appreciate it if you could find it in your heart to let me continue to see Colby. I would -- I would be very, very grateful.
Adam: I want more than your gratitude, Liza.
Liza: Adam, you've won. Ok, you -- you get Colby. What more could you possibly want from me?
Adam: I want you.
Maggie: Ok, are you decent?
Anna: I'm draped. Let's get this over with.
Maggie: Ok, ok.
Anna: Oh, you look amazing. That's beautiful.
Maggie: You look --
Anna: Like a window treatment.
Maggie: No, no.
Anna: Yes, I do. I match this room.
Maggie: Ok, yeah, you do.
Anna: You see? Look, don't get me wrong, Maggie. I love my baby. I love this belly. So, apparently, does everybody else. You know this woman yesterday -- she came up to me, she just touched my stomach -- perfect stranger -- like, for luck or something. Now I have to dress like a clown.
Maggie: Don't worry. You're going to forget about all of this once the baby is born, you know.
Anna: I know. But until then, what am I supposed to do? Wear frilly tents, smile, and knit?
Anna: I'm going to lose my mind.
Maggie: No, you are going to wear a lot of black.
Anna: I hope so.
Maggie: And -- I don't know -- maybe you should start doing something, you know, to occupy your time.
Anna: I used to do something. Now I'm unemployed. Look, you see?
Maggie: Take up a hobby.
Anna: A what?
Maggie: Be-dazzle something.
Anna: I think that's how I got pregnant.
Maggie: No. It's a hobby, you goof. It's actually really cool. It's a gadget, and it pops out these rhinestones.
Anna: Keep talking.
Maggie: And it -- if you put them on, you know, clothes and, like, shirts -- whoa!
Anna: What do you got there?
Woman: What are you doing?
Anna: I want to see what you have there.
Maggie: Hey, that's -- that's my wallet!
Woman: I -- I found it.
Anna: You stole it.
Woman: I did not. I was returning it.
Anna: Like you were going to return these? Here.
Woman: Aren't you late for Lamaze class or something?
Anna: You are under arrest.
Woman: Am I supposed to be scared? Get a grip, blimpie, you're not a cop. Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!
Anna: Could you get Myrtle to call the police, please?
Anna: Thank you.
Anna: You sit. Sit down.
Maggie: Ok, how did you know that she was stealing -- whoa!
Anna: I said sit!
Woman: Ow, ow!
David: I'm taking the plea for one reason -- so that Anna will be free to return to her job.
Jack: Well, what if I don't agree to these terms?
David: The deal is off. And we both know what that means, right? The charges against me will be dropped eventually because you don't have anything. This way, you get the win and you get to reinstate your favorite police chief. It's a win-win situation.
Jack: You know, Hayward, I could almost buy you sacrificing yourself for Anna if you weren't the one that cost her her job in the first place.
David: Do we have a deal?
Jack: I see no direct conflict of interests. Yes, we have a deal.
David: Good. You made the right decision.
Jack: Why does that make me nervous?
David: There is one more thing.
Jack: That's why.
David: I want Anna working from behind her desk for the duration of her pregnancy.
Jack: Anna can have her job back, but how she chooses to do it, that's up to her.
Kenny: They're ready for us.
Laurie: I feel so lost, mom. J.R.'s dad owns the company that fired daddy, so dad's got, like, a real hatred for J.R., who's, like, a totally nice guy. You'd like him a lot. J.R.? What are you doing here?
J.R.: I didn't know you were here.
Liza: You love me? You didn't say anything last night. I thought --
Adam: Well, the guard -- the blasted guard kicked me out before I could express my feelings.
Liza: And so you -- you don't hate me?
Adam: Hate you? When you said you loved me, I wanted to tear these bars apart, take you in my arms, and --
Liza: After all the horrible things that we've done to one another --
Adam: The love was always there. We've tested the hell out of it, haven't we?
Liza: This isn't some sort of setup or anything, is it?
Liza: Because I really -- I couldn't --
Adam: No, no, no, I swear to you, I swear to you, it's -- on our daughter's life, I swear to you it's real. My love for you is the one true thing in my life. I'd forgotten that.
Liza: So did I. But with Mia --
Adam: No, no, no, no. I -- I drove you to that. I -- I planted the seeds months ago. I can't tell you how sorry I am for that, and for Brooke.
Liza: No -- no more apologies, no more explanations. Really, I think that you and I are doomed to understand each other too well.
Adam: Well, if you're my doom, I take it. I'm going to have you out of here. You're going to go home with me today. I've already talked to Barry. He's on the case. I'm going to talk to the D.A. right now.
Kenny: I hope you're satisfied, David, because if you screw up the terms of this deal, they will lock you up.
David: I know you wanted to fight this one out for me, Kenny, but thanks for doing it my way.
Kenny: Your way? The free clinic's getting 500 hours from a world-class doctor.
David: Well, I'm sure I can turn it to my advantage.
Kenny: You do have a knack for turning things around, I will give you that.
David: Take care.
Jack: So, Dr. Hayward, while you're serving mankind, try not to forget about that suspended sentence. Because if you so much as twitch in the next six months, you're all mine.
Myrtle: Anna, darling, you are a Godsend. You know, sticky fingers has been preying on the shops around here for weeks, and I just don't know how to thank you.
Anna: You could find me something that doesn't look like a parachute.
Myrtle: Oh, darling, listen, when you hold that baby in your arms, you are going to forget all this.
Anna: I know.
Myrtle: Meantime, darling, Iíll find you some sweaters.
Anna: Thank you. Sweaters would be good. Very slimming.
Maggie: So you're going to take this one?
Maggie: No. Good.
Anna: Did they get a complete statement from you? Because it's very important that they get a complete statement.
Maggie: Yes, yes. Would you relax? You caught her. Isn't that enough? You're supposed to be off duty.
Anna: I know. I am.
Maggie: And you hate it.
Anna: I do. No, I don't hate it. I gave up my job and Iíve made peace with that.
Maggie: Oh, yeah. It's coming through in bright colors.
Anna: Shut up. I'm shopping.
Anna: You see? That's the fashion police. They know where I am. Anna Devane. Oh, yes, sir. I'm fine, sir. What? He did? Oh -- yes, of course. Of course I accept, Commissioner. Thank you. Thank you very much. Didn't expect that.
Maggie: The Commissioner? He already found out that you made a citizen's arrest? That was quick.
Anna: He offered me my old job.
Maggie: Really? All because you nabbed a pickpocket?
J.R.: I'll leave.
Laurie: Don't bother. It's all yours.
J.R.: Laurie, I'm really sorry. I didn't --
Laurie: I don't need this.
J.R.: Wait. Why didn't you tell me your mom wasn't -- that she died?
Laurie: Because it was just easier, all right?
J.R.: It was easier pretending you had both parents? Why?
Laurie: A lot of reasons. When I first transferred to Pine Valley High, it was hard enough being a new kid. I didn't need the extra stares, and forget about the pity factor.
J.R.: So no one knows?
Laurie: It's how I wanted it. Besides, I liked saying "my parents." It made them alive in a weird kind of way.
J.R.: You didn't have to lie to me.
Laurie: It just happened. When I was getting to know you, your mom had just died.
Laurie: So, what was I going to say? "My mom's dead, too"? You had enough to deal with. I wasn't going to put that on you.
J.R.: So the big family -- that's -- that's a lie, too?
Laurie: Not really. I have an older brother and sister, but they moved out after my mom died.
J.R.: So it's just you and your dad?
Laurie: You starting to see how it is? I'm all he has.
J.R.: He's lucky.
Laurie: Because he has a crazy daughter who talks to herself?
J.R.: There's nothing crazy about talking to your mom.
J.R.: How do you do it?
Laurie: Talk to her? You don't talk to your mom?
Tad: What kind of a stupid, pigheaded move is that?
Jake: I don't owe you an explanation.
Tad: The hell you don't. Calling the cops on Liza Colby, somebody you've known your entire life? How could you do something like that?
Jake: What is wrong with you? I'm not the bad guy here.
Tad: Jake, you could possibly send Liza to prison for years for attempted murder, and all you got to do is stand back and look at the situation objectively, cool down a little bit.
Jake: No lectures, Tad. This isn't about getting even. It's about protecting Mia.
Tad: From who?
Jake: From Liza. I did what had to be done, that's it.
Tad: No. What you did is possibly send a friend of yours to prison. Before that happens, I suggest you make sure you can live with it.
Stuart: Hello, Jake --
Marian: Jake, I wanted to ask --
Jake: Stuart, Marian, I'll be right back.
Marian: But I --
Stuart: But --
Marian: Darling? Hi.
Stuart: Hi. Mia.
Stuart: You feeling better?
Mia: I'm so glad you're here. I'm feeling much stronger, thank you.
Marian: Oh, darling, that is such good news. We've been so worried about you.
Stuart: Yeah, and scared, really.
Mia: And -- and Iíve been confused. See, I thought that Liza loved me. And then all this time -- how could she have pushed me out of that window?
Adam: You can't live with me again? What kind of game are you playing?
Liza: Adam, I love you, but it doesn't mean that everything's going to go back to the way it was.
Adam: Of course it can.
Liza: No, Adam, our relationship is not about champagne and roses. It's more like war. You and we've said that so many times. We have got to think about Colby. We cannot hurt or confuse her anymore.
Adam: All right, what are you saying? That I love you and I quit?
Liza: Don't you understand that we're still going to continue to do this? We love to win. We love blood. We can't help it. It's who we are.
Adam: No, not this time. This time will be --
Liza: Will be exactly like this every other time. It's not going to work.
Adam: Counseling. If we can't help ourselves, let -- we'll get somebody else to help us for us. I -- no, Iím quite serious, Liza. Counseling. Or voodoo. Or dancing naked under the moon. Anything. Anything that'll give us another chance.
Liza: Adam, you don't take advice from anyone.
Adam: This is different. I'm desperate. I'm open to suggestion.
Liza: You would walk out the door before the first session was even over.
Adam: First? How many does it take?
Liza: Do you see what I mean? It's a process. It's not a quick fix.
Adam: All right, all right, I'll do anything you want -- anything. You get a -- you get a counselor, I will be there. You want to go slow? I will go very, very slow. You want me to prove that I love you? I'll convince you every day.
Liza: All right. I'll do it.
Adam: Oh, baby, you will not be sorry. You will not be sorry. We're going to be happier than we have ever been. And Colbyís going to have her best Christmas ever. And I'll have you home with her before you know it. Oh, Tad. Merry Christmas.
Mia: See, because I almost died because of Liza, and she lied about it. It was more than once.
Marian: She didn't lie. She -- she just didn't say anything. And -- and the more time that passed, the harder it got for her to admit that --
Mia: You knew that she pushed me, Marian, and you didn't say anything to me?
Marian: Mia, she didn't push you --
Mia: Stuart? Stuart, did you know, too?
Stuart: Mia, Iím sorry.
Mia: You -- you were the one person in that house that I thought I could trust.
Marian: Oh, please don't blame Stuart. Blame me because Iím the one who told Liza not to say anything and I'm the one who forced Stuart to do the same.
Marian: Well, because I was afraid that if Liza admitted that she was involved somehow in your fall that Adam could use it as ammunition against her in a custody battle.
Mia: So I almost lost my life because of Liza and that didn't bother you?
Stuart: Oh, really, of course it did. I -- I don't mean that she -- she didn't try to kill you. I'm sure that --
Mia: I don't know what happened. I don't remember. But Liza did admit to me that she thought I was sleeping with Adam and she was furious with me and she pushed me.
Marian: No, she didn't push you. She got caught up in her dress --
Mia: She was caught up in a lot more than that, I'd say.
Stuart: I know -- I know she didn't want you to be hurt. I know that. I know that.
Marian: Oh, my God. Stuart, you warned me not to lie about this, that it would make things worse, and I didn't listen to him. Now look where we are. Liza -- you think she hates you. Our family's in shambles, and Lizaís in prison.
Mia: What? What? Liza was arrested?
Marian: You didn't know?
Mia: Oh -- oh, God. Colby. How are you going to tell her? I mean, she's a little girl. She's going to cry -- she's going to be so upset. What are you going to do?
David: Hey! What do you think? It's almost finished. Hmm. What was that for?
Anna: I can't believe you did that.
David: Oh, you heard.
Anna: From the Commissioner. Are you mad? You took a plea bargain so I could get my job back? What were you thinking?
David: Well, it wasn't altogether altruistic. I was doing it for all of us.
Anna: I love you. You know you're going to have a criminal record now.
David: Oh, so what? It's a misdemeanor. It's not a big deal.
Anna: Even if it's minor, it still gives Jake another reason not to reinstate you at the hospital.
Anna: It does.
David: A world-renowned cardiologist trumps a local yokel chief of staff any day, and the board knows it. They're going to be begging for me to come back to the O.R. any day now.
Anna: But, David, you've given up so much already, you know.
David: Well, think about what the -- what the free clinic has gained.
Anna: Is that going to be your community service?
David: Yes, it is.
Anna: Oh, good.
David: So Iíll be doing what I love, then coming home to you.
Anna: Oh. You've saved me from months of be-dazzling.
Anna: Doesn't matter.
Adam: I just came from seeing Liza.
Marian: How is she?
Adam: Well, what do you think? She should be watching Colbyís school play, not locked up in a prison cell.
Mia: That's not my fault.
Adam: Perhaps not, but you certainly can set it right. All you have to do is call the D.A. and tell him this whole thing was an accident.
Mia: I can't do that.
Adam: Why not?
Mia: Because I don't know that it was an accident.
Adam: Of course it was.
Mia: No, Adam. Look, I don't remember what happened. All I have is Liza's word, and even she admits that she wanted me dead.
Adam: Yeah, but the reason for that was me.
Adam: So, she told me that none of what she did was deliberate. She tripped and fell into you. I believe her. Why don't you?
Marian: Since when do you take Lizaís side on anything?
Adam: Since we both realized that we still love each other.
Adam: Yeah, a prison cell strips things down to their rawest truth rather quickly. Liza and I do belong together. There's no denying that.
Stuart: That's wonderful.
Mia: That is totally warped. I get pushed out of a window because she thinks Iím sleeping with you and you guys are back together? I mean, what kind of love gets a jump-start from attempted murder?
Adam: What kind of love puts an innocent woman in prison?
Mia: What are you talking about?
Adam: I'm talking about Jake. He's the reason Lizaís behind bars.
Mia: Jake? You had Liza arrested?
Tad: What'd he do, promise to get you out of here?
Liza: To see a marriage counselor.
Tad: Who? Colin Powell? Come on, seriously, what did he want?
Liza: He wants to make our marriage work, and I agreed.
Tad: Unbelievable. How does the man do it? Takes intelligent, self-respecting women and turns them into complete twinkies.
Liza: Tad --
Tad: I mean it. I mean, honestly, Liza, after everything he's done to you, after all he's put you through, you're telling me you're going to go back for a second round? Not even mentioning what he did to Brooke.
Liza: Are you here for a reason?
Tad: Yeah. I thought you should know they're springing your sister from the hospital today.
Liza: So she's -- she's better --
Tad: She's fine, but I wouldn't celebrate just yet. Turns out Jake was the one who called the cops, and he doesn't show any signs of dropping the charges just yet.
Tad: Yeah. He's convinced that you're a threat to Mia.
Liza: Well, he has every right.
Tad: No, he doesn't. Not at all. He's not interested in justice. All he wants is revenge.
Liza: Don't be angry with him.
Tad: He hasn't even seen "angry" yet.
Liza: Tad --
Tad: There's no way Iím going to let him do this to you, I'm sorry.
J.R.: I think about her a lot, but talking to her? No way.
Laurie: Been there. Talking to air -- it's like admitting she's dead. You don't want to do that.
J.R.: What do you talk to her about?
Laurie: Stuff. I can still hear her voice in my head, and I try to imagine what she'd say. Now you must really think I'm nuts.
J.R.: Only if your mom says she doesn't like me.
Laurie: I think she does. I really miss her. Like, every day, you know?
J.R.: Yeah, I know. I'm sorry you didn't have more time with her.
Laurie: I guess no matter how much time you get, it's not enough.
Laurie: I'm glad you know.
J.R.: Kind of makes sense.
J.R.: You're -- you're the first person Iíve felt comfortable around since my mom died. I mean, my friends at school -- they were weirded out and they didn't know what to say or do. You were just -- you were there.
Laurie: This -- us -- it can't work.
Anna: Now you're spoiling me.
David: Yeah, guilty as charged, Chief Devane.
Anna: I can't believe I'm going to be doing what I love best -- next to you. Thank you.
David: You know something?
David: Maybe you shouldn't be in such a hurry to put your clothes back on. What do you think?
David: Oh -- what?
Anna: I have to get that. I do.
David: Ok, ok.
Anna: Feels good. Hello? Oh, where? Ok, I'll be right there. Sanchez, can you have my gun and badge there at the scene? Thanks. Yeah, bye.
David: Your gun and badge? What's going on?
Anna: Oh, nothing. I think it's a carjacking or something. They've got the car, and the perp's holed up in an empty house or something.
David: Why can't you handle it at the station? What's with the gun?
Anna: I'm not working this over the phone. My people need me at the scene.
David: Oh, come on, Anna, they don't need you. I'm sure they can handle it.
Anna: It's routine, David.
David: Yeah, but -- but the baby, you know?
Anna: The baby --
Mia: Why didn't you tell me you had Liza arrested?
Jake: I was waiting until you were stronger.
Adam: Because he knows the charge is bogus, that's why.
Jake: Liza is the reason that Mia is here. And until I have proof that Liza is innocent, the charges stand.
Marian: How can you do this, Jake?
Jake: Marian, I'm sorry, but as far as I'm concerned, Lizaís still a threat to Mia and to herself.
Adam: That's absurd. Mia, talk to him. Don't let him do this.
Jake: You know what? Mia's had enough for one day. I want you all out of here right now.
Adam: Mia, talk to him! Liza deserves a second chance.
Stuart: Mia, I -- I know you'll do the right thing.
Jake: You ok?
Mia: Yeah, now that you're here, I guess.
Jake: Well, I know that you have to be upset that I didn't tell you about Liza being arrested.
Mia: A little bit, yeah, I guess. I just -- I'm surprised --
Jake: Mia, I want you safe. I didn't know any other way.
Mia: But to keep Liza away from Colby and her family? I don't know. I just don't feel good about it, Jake.
Jake: Neither do I. But right now I just -- I'm glad that you're here, that you're here with us and you can feel anything at this point. I came really close to losing you, and Iím not taking any chances. I'm going to do whatever it takes to protect you.
Mia: Fine. Fine. Then just please get me out of here before they serve lunch.
Mia: Wait, wait, wait. Maybe hospital food is better than going home to Stuart and Marian. I just -- I can't deal with them right now.
Jake: That's why Iím taking you home with me.
Jake: I want you with me. I want you with me all the time from now on.
Mia: It's so weird, you know, just being happy when there's so much going on. It's just completely --
Jake: Hey -- you deserve to be happy. I don't want you worrying about Liza. I want you to focus on getting strong and healthy, all right?
Tad: I'll keep working on Jake. You just make sure Zippy the Wonder Chimp gets you out of here pretty soon, all right?
Liza: Well, I'm sure he's working on it.
Tad: Ok. If you get bored, listen, you could always grab a tin cup and, you know, rake it against the bars. I'm sure the guard would love it.
Liza: Thanks. Thanks for standing by me.
Tad: Where else would I be? You hang tough. Things are going to work out for you.
Liza: Did you forget the file?
Laurie: We can't, J.R.
J.R.: Why not?
Laurie: You know why -- my dad.
J.R.: What's that have to do with us?
Laurie: I can't just forget about him. My dad needs me.
J.R.: I need you, too.
Laurie: This is impossible.
J.R.: No, it isn't. We'll make it work. I promise.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Zeke: Frank is even worse than I thought.
Brooke: I'm the one who should be in the cell, not you.
Liza: You're right. You should.
David: Maureen might be thinking about skipping town with Aidan as we speak.
Aidan: Why don't you to be honest with me. Why have you really got me here?