All My Children Transcript Thursday 12/19/02
Proofread by Alicia
David: Leo wants me to take care of you.
Greenlee: Please, David --
David: He wants us to take care of each other.
Aidan: When is the next bus to Montreal?
Mateo: Sam and Maddie told me that you went to visit Maria today --
Mateo: And Maddie asked her to spend Christmas with you.
Edmund: She said she'd think about it.
Greenlee: Yes, I need rates for billboard advertising. Well, tell her to get back to me ASAP. Gone for the holidays? What kind of slacker business are you running? Yeah. Yeah, let Miss Christmas Cheer know she just lost the Greenlee Smythe-Du Pres account. Stuff that up her chimney! I'll show them who's naughty or nice. I'm going to cross them right off my list. Guerrilla tactics are looking better by the minute, I swear. What is --
[Knock on door]
David: Hi. How you doing?
Kendall: Hey, Tommy.
Tommy: Kendall, what's up?
Kendall: Not much. Listen, is the cockney cocktail jockey around? Is Aidan on tap?
Tommy: He's been off the past couple days.
Tommy: Yeah, he called in, asked for time off for the holidays.
Kendall: Did he say when he was coming back?
Tommy: No. But I figure he went home to England for Christmas.
Kendall: Huh. Ain't that just like a man. Didn't even tell me "cheerio."
Tommy: Can I get you something from the bar?
Kendall: Sure. Now that I have my own business, I could use a little power surge.
Tommy: What will it be?
Kendall: Do you have the fixings for a soy and wheat grass smoothie with carob, banana, and wheat germ?
Anna: Oh, God.
Edmund: Sam? Maddie? Where are you?
Sam: Hey, Dad!
Edmund: Hi. Oh, my gosh. Sam, what's that on your face?
Maddie: We're helping Peggy decorate the gingerbread house.
Edmund: Oh, really? Well, it looks like most of the trim ended up on your brother's face. Oh, man. You know, I got a surprise for you.
Maddie: What is it, Daddy?
Edmund: Well, I know how bummed you guys are that the Christmas pageant got canceled.
Maddie: Now no one will see me in my costume.
Edmund: Oh, well, you better put that costume on, young lady, and yours, too, Sammie, because I got a surprise. Your mom is coming over, and we're going to do a special show just for her.
Edmund: I guess that means you're excited.
Maddie: Yay!Edmund: Yay!
Aidan: Shh. Maureen, Maureen, shh. It's me. It's me.
Maria: Oh, my God. What are you doing out here? You scared me to death.
Aidan: I'm sorry.
Maria: Oh, my God. You look like hell. I've got to get you back inside, Aidan.
Aidan: No. We have to go, Maureen.
Maria: Yeah, you've got to go right straight back to bed, is what you've got to do.
Aidan: No. I have to go to Canada.
Maria: Canada? What, are you crazy? You've got a .22 caliber hole in your side. You're going to pop your stitches and bleed out before you even get to the border.
Aidan: No, we have to go for your safety.
Maria: I know that Edmund was a close call. All that is ok now.
Aidan: I heard him at the door. I hid in here. You have to drop me at the -- at the bus station. Drop me there, and Iíll --
Maria: Aidan -- Aidan? Aidan? No, no, no, no. Aidan! Aidan? Oh, my God.
David: Hey, hey, what happened? You just found it?
Greenlee: Yeah, I was looking for a pen, but I found that instead.
Greenlee: Yeah. Leo was always leaving me notes like that. There was -- there was one inside the medicine cabinet -- "take me twice before bedtime." And one time there was one in the freezer -- "you found the ice. The champagne's under the lettuce. Now find me."
David: But you had never seen this one before?
Greenlee: Uh-uh. No, there's probably more, hidden in a shoe or a box of microwave popcorn. It's weird. Leo's gone, but I'm running into him everywhere. Old messages on my cell phone or half empty bottle of his shampoo in the shower.
David: Yeah. I know exactly what you mean. While I was on my way over here, I was walking past some shop windows. I found myself standing inside of a toy store, looking at a set of trains.
Greenlee: Hoping your daughter would be a tomboy?
David: No, no, I wasn't thinking of the baby. I was remembering the time that Leo told me that he took the Orient Express on the way to Istanbul and how the train stopped right outside the city at sunrise. He saw the Minarets just rising out of the mist and the sun just turning everything to gold. He said it was so beautiful that it hurt and that he had never felt that way again -- till he met you.
Greenlee: Well, you didn't come by to tell me that story.
David: No. No, I didn't.
Greenlee: Or to check up on me. So, why did you come, David?
Kendall: Anna? Are you ok?
Anna: I was peachy till I heard you order that God-awful concoction.
Kendall: Oh, the wheat grass smoothie. Yeah, it's a cool shade of green. Yeah, that's the color.
Anna: Shut up.
Kendall: Oh, is this a morning sickness thing?
Kendall: I'm sorry. I thought you would have been past it by now.
Anna: No, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Kendall: So, is it true that you can get morning sickness at night? And do you get those out-there cravings for deep-fried sauerkraut and pistachio ice cream?
Anna: Kendall, shut up.
Kendall: I was just wondering if it's anything like food poisoning. You know, I got that. I got that in the Florida Keys once after this humongous clambake. I must have gotten hold of some evil --
Anna: If you don't shut up, I'll have to shoot you.
Anna: Have you never seen a pregnant woman before?
Kendall: Never in captivity.
Kendall: Here, drink this.
Anna: Thank you.
Kendall: Are you feeling better?
Anna: Have you seen Aidan?
Kendall: Wasn't my turn to watch him.
Anna: I wanted to talk about Christmas. I thought he'd be here.
Kendall: Word is he left town.
Kendall: What, he didn't call to ask you, "Auntie, may I?"
Maria: Aidan! Aidan, can you hear me? Oh, my God, Aidan, wake up, please. Aidan! I can't do this. I can't -- I can't do this anymore. I just can't. I can't do this anymore. I can't do this anymore, Aidan.
Greenlee: Here you go. Drink this at your own risk.
David: Home brew, huh?
Greenlee: Yeah, my version. Leo was in charge of the coffee, so --
David: Yeah, it's a little strong.
Greenlee: It's industrial strength. He said it would grow hair on his chest, so --
David: So, what's with all the papers?
Greenlee: I'm starting my own business. Don't laugh.
David: I'm not laughing. That's very ambitious.
Greenlee: Well, it's just in the beginning stages, but it's giving me focus.
David: Well, that's great.
Greenlee: Helps me to think about the future.
David: Well, I'm happy you found that. And how did you?
Greenlee: You helped. So, you going to tell me why you're here?
David: Oh, man. This is so ridiculous. I'm just not used to this, Greenlee.
Greenlee: What? What? Leaning on someone?
David: There are no words to describe what you've been through.
Greenlee: I can think of a few.
David: And I don't know if I can find a way to express what Iím feeling right now.
David: I woke up this morning, and I was looking at Anna lying there next to me, you know, carrying our child. And we worked so hard at finding our way back to one another.
David: But as I was lying there, telling myself that I am the luckiest bastard that ever lived, I felt this -- my heart felt like --
Greenlee: Like there was a hole in it big enough to walk through?
David: Yeah. And I just wanted to hold Anna, you know? But I didn't want to infect her with this, you know, loneliness --
Greenlee: Anna loves you.
David: I know that. She's a great woman. She really is.
Greenlee: Well, did you tell her how you feel?
David: No. No, I didn't. I didn't want her to feel that whatever Iím going through right now, whatever I'm lacking is because of her. Oh, I hate this season. You know, all the phony "ho, ho, hoes" and the "be of good cheer," whatever that means.
Greenlee: Come on, David. Where's your Christmas spirit?
David: Leo died and he took it with him. Oh, man. I miss him so much, Greenlee. It's like --
Greenlee: Feeling homesick all the time? Like someone turned out all the lights and you lost your best friend?
David: Greenlee, I'm sorry. I know you're trying to make your own progress, but you're the only person that really knows --
Greenlee: That a world without Leo is a cold, dark, empty place? Yeah. Yeah, I do understand. But this is about more than missing your brother. You're blaming yourself for Leoís death, and I know because I would be stuck if you didn't convince me that there's nothing I could have done to save him. I believe that now. Why can't you?David: Because for me, it's not true.
Singer: Boy, I'm gonna make you love me make you want me and I'm gonna give you some attention tonight to follow my intuition is what you're wishing so Iím gonna keep you up all night for a long time start counting the ways wake me up show me what you got because I don't want no one-minute man wake me up show me what you got because I don't want no one-minute man
Kendall: So, how's it coming with that smoothie?
Tommy: Oh, you know what? I had to get wheat germ from the kitchen. Let me check on that.
Anna: I think it's really strange.
Anna: That Aidan would take off without a word. I wonder if something's happened.
Kendall: No, I doubt it. That's how it goes with those international men of mystery.
Anna: I invited him for Christmas with me and David.
Kendall: Maybe he got a better offer.
Anna: Yeah. But to just disappear, you know --
Kendall: Well, Tommy, the bartender, thinks he went back to England for the holidays.
Anna: So why wouldn't he tell me?
Kendall: You've got that "I smell a rat" look you cops get. But I wouldn't worry.
Anna: I'm not worried. I just don't think it's like my nephew to take off without --
Kendall: Without what, signed permission from a parent or legal guardian? Anna, how well do you really know Aidan?
Kendall: How -- how close are you two, really?
Kendall: Have you seen him since Thanksgiving?
Anna: No, but --
Kendall: Do you even know who his friends are? What his hobbies are? What kind of beer he drinks? Boxers or briefs?
Anna: Do you know?
Kendall: But what Iím saying is we all think we're experts on each other. "So-and-so would never do that. He was such a nice, quiet man. Who knew he buried his wife in the basement?"
Anna: Well, I just like to think that maybe I do know my own family.
Kendall: Aidan's not family, Anna. He's a flat leaver. You know what that is?
Anna: Two nations separated by a common language. No, what is it?
Kendall: When I was a kid back in Florida --
Anna: This isn't going to be a clambake story, is it?
Kendall: No, no, no clambake story.
Anna: I couldn't handle that right now.
Kendall: No. When I was a kid in Florida, my adoptive parents rented out an apartment in their garage. And one day this old guy shows up with no luggage, no nothing, just two paper bags full of his stuff. His name was Mr. Brown.
Kendall: He was a strange old guy. He smelled like a cough drop. But he always told the best stories about castles and haunted houses and spooky mummies. He taught me how to vanish a quarter. He taught me how to make invisible ink out of lemon juice and how to swear in five different languages.
Anna: In case you're in an international traffic jam. Guess it's useful. What happened to him?
Kendall: Well, he promised he would teach me how to carve a tiki out of a bar of soap. But when I knocked on his door --
Anna: He wasn't there?
Kendall: He was gone. No good-byes, no forwarding address, no nothing. He just up and left flat. That's a flat leaver -- like Aidan and Ryan and Del and Anton. Like every man Iíve ever known.
Tommy: Here you go, Kendall.
Kendall: Thank you, Tommy.
Tommy: You're welcome.
Kendall: Mmm. Try it.
Kendall: Oh, come on, Anna. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Anna: That might kill me.Kendall: Ok. You don't know what you're missing. And speaking of missing, I wouldn't worry about Aidan. That boy can take care of himself.
Maria: Hey. Am I too early?
Edmund: Yeah, you are. Come back later.
Edmund: Come on in. What's with the suitcase? You look like a traveling saleslady.
Maria: Yeah, well, I've got a whole mess of presents for you and the kids.
Edmund: Oh, yeah?
Maria: Yeah. I also have my toothbrush, my favorite P.J.s, and my very cute fuzzy slippers.
Edmund: Does that mean you're going to stay for a while?
Maria: I am, if the invitation's still open.Edmund: Are you kidding? Wait till I tell the kids Christmas came early. Come on! Come on in. I'll -- let me just put this down. Make yourself at home.
Greenlee: David -- David, you can't help missing Leo. Don't fight it.
David: Leo should be here right now.
Greenlee: I think that every day.
David: So you don't hate me?
Greenlee: Hate you? Why would you even think that?
David: Because I let you and Leo down.
David: Oh, Greenlee, come on. I was so caught up in my own nonsense, I didn't see the threat until it was too late.
Greenlee: Ok. Well, maybe in your next life you can be a psychic. But in this life you only have one choice, and that is to move on, and you know that that's what Leo would want for the both of us. And that's what you said that night at the falls, and you were right. That's where all this came from.
David: Yeah, well, whatever I said that day --
Greenlee: It's too late to take it back.
David: I can barely remember it.
Greenlee: You said that I have to go on as the woman that Leo loved. That I have to take the list of everything that we had planned together and do them, and that's what I'm doing by starting this company. And I have an idea that's totally Leo. I'm marketing a product that doesn't even exist.
David: Yeah, that's very Leo.
Greenlee: Yes, and look at me -- Iím excited. You told me to celebrate the life that I have, not mourn the one that I lost because that would be like spitting on Leoís memory.
David: I said all that?
David: Why didn't you tell me to shut up?
Greenlee: Because I knew that's what Leo would say. So whatever guilt you're carrying around, let it go. Because you saved the one life that you could.
David: Yeah, and whose life would that be?Greenlee: Mine.
Anna: Honestly, Kendall, I don't know how you hold that glop down.
Kendall: Please, Anna, I've sampled what passes for British cuisine.
Anna: See, now, that's an oxymoron -- "British cuisine."
Kendall: Aidan took me on a picnic. We had the whole English bill of fare -- spotted dick, toad in the hole.
Anna: Romantic names.
Kendall: Yes, I liked it. But I had a chance to see Aidan frolic out in the wild.
Anna: But you still take him for a flat leaver?
Kendall: He can't help it, it's his nature.
Anna: What do you mean?
Kendall: Aidan's a loner, you know? He's -- he's restless and rootless. He plays everything close to the vest. He's got that "Iíve got a secret" vibe going on that drives girls crazy.
Anna: You, too?
Kendall: No way.
Anna: He's not your type?
Kendall: Oh, don't get me wrong, he's hot. He's really hot. But he -- he's not exactly what you would call on the market.
Anna: Is he seeing someone else?
Kendall: Well, he was seeing me, but that didn't really go anywhere.
Anna: Why not?
Kendall: I don't know. I seem to have that effect on men. None of them stick around for very long. But Aidan treated me like a lady, and it was fun while it lasted.
Anna: You would have liked it to have lasted longer?Kendall: I guess. But I never really had a chance, not while Aidan's so totally into another man's wife.
Maria: It's beautiful.
Edmund: Thank you. I just told Peggy that you're here and you'll be be staying for a while, so --
Maria: Ok, so it's all right, then?
Edmund: So -- the kids are going to rocket off the ceiling.
Maria: But how about you?
Edmund: I couldn't be happier.
Maria: Well, I appreciate your honesty.
Edmund: Well, I'm not really being honest.
Maria: Why? What do you mean?
Edmund: If I was really honest, I would tell you that I haven't been this out-of-my-mind happy since I found out you were alive.
Maria: Well, it is only for the holidays. It's --
Edmund: I'll follow your lead, ok? You can have the same room you had over Thanksgiving.
Maria: Thank you. I was thinking later maybe we could all go Christmas shopping together because I have -- I have no idea what you want.
Edmund: I've got my gift.
Maria: When the time is right.
Edmund: Ok, you tell me, I'll be there.
Aidan: Maureen? Maureen?
David: Oh, yeah, that's me -- your hero.
Greenlee: You were there for me, David, when I needed help.
David: Greenlee, you couldn't see past your own hurt.
Greenlee: And now I can because you made me look at myself and see that my life was worth something even though I was this close to throwing it away.
David: You wouldn't have gone through with it.
Greenlee: Don't be so sure.
David: But you didn't, right?
Greenlee: No, because you talked me out of it. And if I never say this again, I want you to know that without you, Iíd be a memory, just like Leo.
David: So now here I am.
Greenlee: Standing where I was. Want some advice?
Greenlee: Don't look down.
Greenlee: Tell me why you became a cardiologist.
Greenlee: Well, you could have opted for podiatry or ear, nose, and throat. Where did the heart thing enter into it?
David: I don't know. I just, you know, went to med school and I came to realize that I was pretty good at the heart thing, so --
Greenlee: Any idea why?
David: Why don't you tell me?
Greenlee: Because you're keeping score. Every life you save, mine included, pays back that cosmic force that at, what, 13 kept you from stopping your father from taking his own life.
David: You remembered that.
Greenlee: Yeah. It's what made you who you are today, David. Leo was a mystery, too, in the beginning.
David: Yeah, he was. But that changed.
Greenlee: Oh, yeah.
David: That was because of you, Greenlee. You really gave Leo peace.
Greenlee: Well, we both did. We had to. When we first got together, we fought and then made up, like, 10 times a day. And we had to find a way to coexist. But once we got married and we looked into each other's eyes and said "forever," we let go of everything that was weighing us down.
David: Well, that's what Anna and I are trying to do right now.
Greenlee: Try harder. Those few precious months after we were married, I knew what it was like to be absolutely happy. And someday I know that I'll find my way back there again. I'm not helping you, am I?
David: No, this is just what I needed. So, what are you going to do for the holidays?
Greenlee: Oh, I thought I'd skip Christmas this year. Bury myself in work, pretend it's any other day.
David: Believe me, I know how you feel. Well, what did you do -- what would you do if Leo was here?
Greenlee: I'm not sure. This would have been our first married Christmas together.
David: So, what did you do last year?
Greenlee: Before we broke up for the gazillionth time? Leo did this absolutely amazing thing.
Leo: Merry Christmas, Greenlee.
Greenlee: Leo. It's beautiful.
Leo: I know. This is the first one. And every year Iím going to give you another one of these to put on the Christmas tree. Huh?
Greenlee: Every year from now on?
Leo: That's right, till we're old and gray and amazing.
Greenlee: Of course. We're us.
Leo: And every year we put the ornaments on the tree, we're going to remember this Christmas and all the other Christmases we're going to spend together.
Greenlee: And how happy we are --
Greenlee: Right now.
David: Greenlee, you don't have to buy a Christmas tree or pretend to be somebody that you're not this holiday. But maybe it would be a good idea to take out the ornament so you could look at it --
Greenlee: No, I can't, I canít. Trey made me drop it and it broke into a million pieces.
David: Oh, Greenlee --
Greenlee: No, it's ok. It's just a stupid ornament.
David: But you loved it.
Greenlee: Because Leo gave it to me. But I'm not sentimental at Christmas. I never had a reason to be.
David: Yeah, I hate this season, too.
Greenlee: David, Iím sorry. I forgot. It's when your father died, isn't it?
David: Yeah. Look, good luck with your business, ok? I got to go.David: By the way, it wasn't just a stupid ornament.
Anna: So this other man's wife that you're talking about is Maria Santos Grey, right?
Kendall: Maria, Maureen, Maureena -- whatever, pick a name at random.
Anna: I didn't realize Aidan was interested in her.
Kendall: Hey, I think Aidanís a nice guy. He's -- he's a great guy. He's a perfect gentleman. And that's a rare combo these days.
Anna: But it's not platonic with Maria?
Kendall: Oh, Anna, come on. Look at Maria. Look at her. She's exotic and mysterious. She's built like a goddess. What -- I mean, what self-respecting young stud muffin could walk away from that tight little package?
Anna: I didn't -- I know that these two had a friendship.
Kendall: A friendship?
Kendall: A friendship? Anna, come on. Aidan hid her under his bed at the Pine Cone. He helped her make a clean getaway from the cops when the cops were after her. He worships her. She is and will always be his Maureen.
Anna: Oh. I didn't know any of this. I -- I know that she still lives at the Pine Cone, and I thought that she spent most of her time with Edmund.
Kendall: I'm here with you right now, but guess who my thoughts are with.
Anna: Yeah, I could make an educated guess.
Kendall: You should study up on your nephew.
Kendall: And as far as Maria is concerned, Aidan drops like a puddle every time that amnesia queen enters his orbit. Remember that. I got to go.
Anna: If you see --
Kendall: If you see, tell him I said "Happy Christmas," or whatever you Brits say. Anna, I know that this holiday season will be very difficult for David because of his brother. Next year has to be better.
Anna: Bye.Anna: Let's hope so.
Sam: Merry Christmas to all --
Maddie: And to all a good night.
Maddie: Did you like it?
Maria: Loved it! It was fabulous.
Sam: I didn't goof this time.
Maria: You didn't. You were perfect. You were totally perfect.
Maddie: Did you like my costume?
Maria: Yeah, I love it. It's very beautiful.
Maddie: Maybe next year you can help me with it, Mommy.
Edmund: Listen, guys, you ready to do some serious Christmas decorating?
Sam and Maddie: Yeah!
Sam: I'll get the special Christmas stuff down from the attic.
Maddie: I'll help, too!
Edmund: Ok, go.
Maria: Bye, guys. You were fabulous!
Edmund: Those two lit up like Christmas trees thanks to you.
Maria: They are very special kids.
Edmund: Yes, they are.
Maria: They are something.
Edmund: Mm-hmm. Listen, do you want to help me out with a little decorating, throw tinsel on the tree?
Maria: Um -- I don't know how much more decorating you can do, but, yeah, I would like to help. I think I'm just going to help you maybe a little bit later because as I was driving up the drive, I was thinking, this place is so amazing. I mean, it's so beautiful, and I'd like to maybe sort of walk around, get a feel for the grounds and the house.
Edmund: I'd be happy to be your tour guide.
Maria: I know, but would you be crushed if I went by myself?
Edmund: Not even minutely squeezed.
Maria: Ok, good, thank you. Because I just want to see if I could, you know, maybe get a memory or two. Jog a little something without any help, you know?
Edmund: Ok. Whatever you need.
Maddie: Daddy, we need help with the big box. It has all our Christmas stockings in it.
Maria: Well, see? You're obviously needed elsewhere. So I will just start on my little tour, and Iíll be back later.
Edmund: All right. Be sure to be back in time for our famous eggnog, though.
Maria: I wouldn't miss it. I'm not nuts.
Edmund: And while you're out, make sure you check out the stables.
Maria: Why is that?
Edmund: Because we just got a couple of new horses, Charger and Merry Legs.
Maria: Oh. Merry Legs? What kind of a name is that?
Edmund: I didn't name it. Maddie named it. It's after "Black Beauty." Anyway, check them out.
Maria: Ok. Thank you.
Edmund: Thank you.
Maria: For what?
Edmund: For making this house a home again.
Greenlee: Come on. Come on. Where are you? Come on. I've got it in here someplace.
Anna: Ooh, God.
Anna: Hmm.[Anna hums]
Aidan: Maureen --
Maria: I'm right here. I'm right here. Are you ok? There you go. There you go.
Aidan: Where are we?
Maria: You're someplace safe.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Kendall: I need to ask you a favor.
Mia: I don't want to make you feel guilty.
Simone: Me? Guilty for what?
Mia: For breaking up with Frank.
Anna: Who's been playing target practice in the cabin? The truth this time, David.
Edmund: Maria? Are you in here?
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