AMC Transcript Tuesday 12/24/02


All My Children Transcript Tuesday 12/24/02

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Tad: You could possibly send Liza to prison for years for attempted murder.

Jake: I did what had to be done.

Liza: I hurt Mia's feelings. Sometimes it takes a while for people to forgive you.

Colby: Not if you told her you're sorry.

David: Greenlee, I believe in my heart that Leo is with us and he wants us to be happy.

Maria: You're my sister?

Julia: Yep, it's me, Jules.

Trey: I can't believe you brought a fruitcake.

Kendall: Well, you brought me. Which do you think Greenlee's going to hate more?

Trey: Just don't mention Leo, okay?

Kendall: All right, I get that Christmas without Leo will be hell for Greenlee. So why invite you and make it worse?

Trey: Well, I guess it beats spending Christmas Eve alone with Leo's ghost.

Anna: Hi, you guys.

Maggie: Hi.

Trey: Hey.

Kendall: Hi.

Trey: Hey, Greenlee called you guys, too?

David: Yeah, she did.

Kendall: Oh, man, she must really be depressed.

Anna: No, we can cheer her up.

David: Yeah, well, let's not expect too much, all right?

[Christmas music plays]

Greenlee: Merry Christmas.

Brooke: Hi, Sweetie.

Jamie: Hey, Mom. How are you?

Brooke: I'm good.

Jamie: Good.

Brooke: Want to help me with these?

Jamie: I'd love to.

Brooke: I'm sure there's something in here for you.

Jamie: Really?

Brooke: Have you been good?

Jamie: I've been good.

Brooke: I know you have.

Adam: Merry Christmas.

Jamie: This blows. You're going to come here and Grinch up Christmas here, too?

Brooke: Jamie -- so, "Grinch," is it? What did you do that you don't normally do?

Adam: I was at the community center sponsoring a dinner and a drunken slob attacked me. Turned out he's the father of the girl J.R. is dating right now.

Brooke: Oh, dear. Well, then, I guess that means that you're permanently off J.R.'s Christmas list, right?

Adam: Maybe. I was hoping he'd be here.

Brooke: He'll turn up.

Erica: Well, isn't this cozy. I know who's getting coal in their stockings this year.


Tad: Smells great.

[Ruth chuckles]

Tad: Oh. Merry Christmas, Mom.

Ruth: I saved you two spoons.

Tad: Wow. All right. Look at this. Double-fisted.

Ruth: No, no, no. I mean one is for Jake. We're lucky he managed to get off early.

Tad: Yeah. How lucky can you get?

Ruth: What's wrong?

Jake: I could smell Christmas cookies all the way up the drive.

[Ruth laughs]

Ruth: I'm just so glad you're here to eat them.

Jake: Thanks, Mom. Merry Christmas.

Ruth: I saved you a spoon.

Jake: You know, there's no place I'd rather be.

Tad: How about a jail cell?

Ruth: Jail?

Tad: Yeah. What, you didn't tell mom all about how you slapped Liza Colby into a jail cell for Christmas?

Jake: That was the police's doing, Tad.

Tad: After your little revenge fantasy.

Jake: What -- it wasn't revenge.

Tad: That's exactly what it was, Jake, and it's your responsibility because there's no way I'll ever believe that's what Mia wants.

Ruth: Stop it! I will not have my sons fighting on Christmas Eve!

Liza: I was just --

Mia: I didn't realize that you'd -- um -- this is for Colby.

Liza: Well, this is from Colby.

Mia: Oh.

Liza: I was on my way to drop it off. Would you like to come in?

Mia: I'm supposed to meet Jake.

Liza: Please?

Mia: For a minute, sure.

Liza: How are you feeling?

Mia: I'm good. This -- this thing is -- Jake makes me carry this damn thing around.

Liza: I've been wanting to see you. Ever since the hospital, I've been wanted to explain --

Mia: You don't have to do this.

Liza: No, I do. I would do anything to have my family back together again.

Mia: Will you be honest with me?

Julia: You remembered my scar?

Maddie: What scar?

Sam: I want to see.

Edmund: Listen, kids, why don't you and Agent Chaney go get some Christmas cookies, okay?

Sam: Mmm! How many?

Edmund: How many? Two. Two if you're good. Now, scoot.

Julia: Maria, there's a reason why you remembered my scar. We went to this big party, and -- and then all of a sudden a tornado struck, and --

Maria: How do you feel? I saved you.

Jake: You tell me what I was supposed to do, Tad -- just let Liza get away with trying to kill Mia?

Tad: Liza didn't try to kill anybody.

Jake: Right.

Ruth: Thank God Mia survived. We've already lost too much this year. We have to be the family that Dixie loved, for J.R., for Jamie. Please? Tonight, of all nights, let go of your anger.

Jake: I'm sorry, Tad.

Tad: Yeah. Me, too. Merry Christmas.

Jake: Merry Christmas to you.

Joe: What's going on? Huh?

Ruth: Oh, well, we just have a little peace on earth right here in our very own kitchen.

Liza: I know I don't deserve a second chance --

Mia: Liza -- I got a second chance because of you.

Liza: What?

Mia: Frank. Frank's not angry at me anymore, and he's agreed to let William stay with his adopted family.

Liza: That's wonderful.

Mia: If you hadn't stood up for me, God only knows what would've happened to my son. And it made me realize that I owe you another chance, too.

Liza: Well, it's more than I deserve. You know, I really want you to know that -- that I was angry and I was confused, but I was never angry at you. I was angry at Adam.

Mia: Adam?

Liza: When I heard you talking about wanting a baby and I thought you were talking to Adam, I -- I was so angry. And I wanted to just end it. I wanted to -- and I was moving toward you, and my heel got caught in my dress --

Mia: I know, I know. I know the rest. I do.

Liza: Well, I'm not sure I do. You know, I'm really -- I think I'll always wonder if I'm capable -- I mean, if I could --

Mia: Liza -- look at me. I know exactly what you're capable of.

Erica: So, did the tabloids get it right? Are you two an item?

Adam: Brooke and I are friends. Liza and I are still very married, and I intend to keep it that way.

Erica: So Brooke is just keeping you warm? Ruth, hi!

Ruth: Ah, Merry Christmas!

Erica: Merry Christmas!

Brooke: Ruth, hi! Merry Christmas!

Erica: Good to see you.

Joe: Good to see you.

Chris: Merry Christmas.

Ruth: Yes.

Erica: Chris has made his famous tiramisu.

Ruth: Oh, there must be some secret to making that. You must show me.

Chris: Oh, I'd love to. You like to cook?

Ruth: Oh, actually, I do. And with this crowd, that's a good thing. Come on; let's put it in the fridge.

Chris: I'll take it in. We'll go with you, okay?

Erica: Okay. Hi, Tad.

Tad: Merry Christmas.

Erica: Merry Christmas.

Tad: What are you doing here?

Adam: I would like to share some Christmas with J.R. You're still expecting him, aren't you?

Tad: Why? What happened?

Adam: A little misunderstanding, that's all. Just -- he left before I could straighten it out.

Tad: And you thought you'd come here and ambush him? I guess nothing's changed. If it wasn't Christmas Eve, I'd grab you by the scruff of the neck and throw you through that door into the street.

Adam: Get in line.

[Christmas music plays]

Kendall: For you.

Greenlee: Fruitcake? You shouldn't have. Put it over there.

Kendall: Okay.

Anna: Hi.

Greenlee: Hey. Hello.

David: Merry Christmas.

Kendall: Someone's Santa’s little helper.

Greenlee: I didn't give you much notice.

David: That's perfectly fine. So -- but what happened? You change your mind about hating Christmas?

Greenlee: Oh, you made me realize that this is what Leo would've wanted -- people, music, ho-ho-hos.

Anna: I think he'd have loved it.

Mary: Greenlee?

Greenlee: Mommy!

Mary: Hi! Are you all right? I got your message.

Greenlee: Yes. Merry Christmas.

Mary: Merry Christmas.

Greenlee: You have to see my tree. Come here.

Mary: Okay.

Maggie: Okay. What is Greenlee's psycho-elf bit?

Kendall: I -- I have no idea. But she wants us to be happy, so let's be happy. It's Christmas.

Julia: Yes, that's right. You saved my life.

Edmund: What else do you remember?

Maria: It was -- it was just a flash, so I just remember there was a lot of things broken all around you, that your face was really badly cut. I remember -- I remember stitching you up. And that's it. Really, I'm sorry, that's it.

Julia: Oh, no, no, no. Don't be sorry. It's -- if you remember things in bits and pieces, it'll all eventually come back.

Maria: Oh. I don't know. I mean, maybe it's Christmas and I'm just feeling hopeful, but this is really the first time I ever felt like it could maybe happen, like I could --

Maddie: Daddy, Santa’s outside!

Maria: Outside? What were you doing outside? It's freezing out there.

Agent Chaney: I tried to keep them in, but --

Sam: We were looking for Santa!

Maddie: And we found him, but he doesn't know.

Sam: Yeah. We heard reindeer in the hayloft.

Maddie: Come on, Daddy, we got to see Santa!

Edmund: Oh --

Maddie: Come on, Dad!

Aidan: I'm getting worse. I got to get out of here.

[Christmas music plays]

Kendall: Hey.

Anna: Hi.

Kendall: So, you think Aidan's going to drop by for some figgy pudding?

Anna: No, I haven't heard from him.

Kendall: See? Like I said, he's a "flat leaver," and he left us both flat.

Greenlee: David. David, David --

David: Yeah?

Greenlee: I wanted you to have this.

David: Oh, thank you.

Greenlee: It belonged to Leo, so maybe you want to open it later.

David: It was Leo's? You sure you want to --

Greenlee: Maggie, hey!

[Doorbell rings]

Greenlee: Here we go. Oh!

Maggie: Thank you.

Greenlee: Excuse me. J.R.! My first party crasher!

J.R.: I'm sorry --

Greenlee: Excellent! Mingle!

J.R.: Uh --

Kendall: What, did you track me down for another Christmas kiss?

J.R.: That wouldn't fix anything, now, would it?

Kendall: Oh, what's the matter? Little Laurie didn't like my Christmas gift?

J.R.: No, thanks to my dad, Laurie’s going to stay far away from me.

Kendall: No. I saw the way she looks at you. No dad can stop that.

J.R.: Mine can. I mean, I swear, if I have to spend one more Christmas Eve with him, I'm going to shove a tree up his --

Kendall: All right, all right. No visuals, okay? No visuals. God, you're tense. You know what you need? You need a good old-fashioned night with your other family, the Martins.

J.R.: Oh, yeah. And have my dad pounce on me the minute I walk home?

Kendall: Would you stop thinking about yourself, J.R.? Come on, what about Tad? Don't you think he could use a little help dealing with all this freaking good cheer? I know. I know how much you miss your mom. But I think that being with Tad would be really good for you. Don't you think?

J.R.: I don't know.

Kendall: Well, I do. Come on, let's go. I'm taking you out of here. Come on.

Joe: Well, hello. Look who I found.

Bianca: Hello.

Erica: Oh, hi! Hi, honey! Merry Christmas!

Bianca: Where's Chris?

Erica: I can't drag him out of the kitchen.

Bianca: Oh.

Jack: So, where's my hug?

Erica: You don't get one.

Jack: And why is that?

Erica: Because you know that Trey is guilty of arson and you have just let him go.

Jack: Unfortunately, Erica, my job is to serve the law, not Erica Kane. But what do you say? Truce with bribery? Little candy? Little Christmas candy? Come on. Come on, come on.

[Bianca laughs]

[Jack chuckles]

Jack: Merry Christmas.

Erica: Only because it's Christmas.

Jack: Okay.

Bianca: Uncle Jack, you really should've been a diplomat.

Jack: What do you mean, "Should’ve been"? Honey, I am. Hey, Jake.

Jake: Hey, Jackson. Here you are.

Jack: Thank you.

Jake: Listen, about that case against Liza -- I want to make sure the charges stick.

Jack: Jake, it's Christmas eve. It's a time for good will, not grudges, man.

Jake: To the night before Christmas.

Jack: Indeed.

Mia: You were so furious with Adam that you didn't -- you didn't see me at all.

Liza: I -- I want you to know that I never would've thought of hurting you.

Mia: I wasn't sure, I mean, the way you've looked at me sometimes. You've -- you've been so suspicious.

Liza: No, I know. And I can't even believe that I could be capable of --

Mia: Extraordinary love.

Liza: What?

Mia: And so much happiness now. Even when you thought that I hated you, you defended me to Frank. You protected my child. And, I tell you, that means everything to me.

Liza: You forgive me?

Mia: You are my sister, Liza. And I know that you'd never do anything to deliberately hurt me. So I'm going to call Jackson Montgomery and I'm going to tell him that he just -- he doesn't have a case.

Liza: You could really let all of this go?

Mia: It's over. It's over, Liza.

Edmund: Santa's in the hayloft, huh?

Sam: Yeah.

Edmund: Well. I'm kind of curious to see old St. Nick myself. Let's go!

Julia: Edmund?

Edmund: Yeah?

Julia: Um -- we got a lot of catching up to do and not a whole lot of time. Do you mind if I had him to myself for a little while?

Edmund: Can Santa wait just a couple of minutes? I'm all yours.

Maria: And I'm dying to see Santa Claus, so you can take me to see Santa Claus.

Edmund: Yay!

Sam and Maddie: Yay!

Maria: Yay!

Edmund: Thanks.

Maria: See you.

Agent Chaney: I'll be right outside if you need me.

Julia: Hmm. So --

Edmund: Mm-hmm.

Julia: How you doing?

Edmund: I'm doing good.

Julia: Having the woman you love treat you like a stranger?

Edmund: Hmm. A stranger with Maria's face.

Julia: With Maria's love for you inside of her. And that love is stronger than anything or anyone.

Edmund: "Anyone"? What do you mean?

Maria: Are you sure you saw Santa in here?

Sam: We heard him.

Maria: Well, it's pretty quiet in here now, guys.

Maddie: But Santa can't be gone. What about our presents?

Sam: You scared him away. Now we won't get anything for Christmas!

Maria: Oh, no, no, no, no. You guys, come on, now. That's not what Christmas is all about. Christmas is not all about what you get. It is about celebrating your family and giving and helping people. So this is what I think. I think you guys should go back to the house, get some cookies and milk, put it out for Santa, help your Aunt Julia unpack, and --

Sam: What are you going to do, Mommy?

Maria: Well, I'm going to -- you know what m going to do? I'm going to wait here. I'm going to check up there and see if I can find Santa Claus. And if I find Santa Claus, I'm going to tell him how very good you guys have been. See, you can't do that. Only I can do that. Okay?

Maddie: Okay.

Maria: Okay. See you. Thank you.

Aidan: I'm not much of a Santa.

Maria: How are you doing?

Aidan: I'm fine. Well, no. I'm afraid I'm not so fine.

Maria: Really? Let me take a peek. Oh, my God, Aidan. Oh, my God.

Aidan: I know. It's bad, isn't it?

Maria: Okay, well, it's not bleeding as bad as I thought, thank God.

Aidan: I -- I hate to do this to you on Christmas Eve.

Maria: Oh, you're kidding. You're the one with the bullet hole in you. Here you go. Oh, and since you're going with this whole manger theme thing, I brought you a little something for Christmas.

Aidan: Thanks. This may sound really cheesy, but you're really my -- my angel.

Maria: Merry Christmas, Aidan.

Julia: Well, I didn't mean anyone specifically. I just meant that the only person who could come between you and Maria would be Maureen Gorman.

Edmund: Yeah, well, Maureen can be pretty formidable sometimes. Hey, Jules, you all right?

Julia: Yeah. You know, it's just as soon as I get used to a life in hiding that Christmas comes around and all I want is to be with my family. You know, laughing with everyone and playing with the kids and eating Mama's tamales.

Edmund: Come here. I miss you, too.

[Doorbell rings]

Agent Chaney: Mrs. Santos?

Isabella: Yes. Who are you?

Agent Chaney: Would you please step into the living room?

Isabella: Edmund, who is that man? Where are the children and Maria? Julia?

Julia: Mama.

Isabella: Julia? Ay, gracias a dios. My daughter's home. Look at you. My baby.

Kendall: J.R., this -- the deal was I would drop you off. This is a really bad idea.

J.R.: No, no, no, it's perfect. See, you get to talk to my dad like you wanted, and since I'm with you, I won't have to.

Kendall: You're using me as a human shield.

J.R.: No -- I'm connecting you with my father's bank account.

Kendall: Why do I feel like the Christmas goose?

[Christmas music plays]

Ruth: Merry Christmas, Kendall.

Kendall: Merry Christmas, Mrs. Martin.

Ruth: J.R., why don't you fix Kendall something to drink, hmm?

J.R.: Yeah, sure.

Kendall: Okay.

Adam: Hold it right there, young man. About what happened at the community center --

J.R.: Save it for some other sucker.

Kendall: J.R.'s just confused.

Adam: J.R. and I -- I was -- I was worried, Kendall. Thanks for bringing him.

Kendall: Well, I think it's important for families to share the holidays.

Tad: Merry Christmas, kiddo.

J.R.: Yeah, right.

Tad: Look, in honor of the holiday, no matter how much you want to roast your father's chestnuts right now, why don't you try to remember that he does love you.

J.R.: Oh, is that why he's messing up my life? Because I wasn't sure at first, but now that --

Tad: I know. I miss her, too.

J.R.: You know, I told myself today was just another day. You know, no big deal. But -- I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I said all those things about Mom's corny decorations. She really loved the holidays.

Tad: Yeah, she really did. And the best present she ever gave me was you. I know we don't have Dixie, but we still have each other. So at least we can get through this together.

J.R.: Now, you've made that promise before.

Tad: And I let you down. I know, and I'm sorry. That's why I'm asking for a second chance for Christmas. You're the best present I could possibly hope for.

J.R.: Well, it beats shopping.

Tad: Such a snit. Come here. Merry Christmas.

[Doorbell rings]

Marian: Hi! Merry Christmas!

Jamie: Merry Christmas!

Marian: Good to see you. Happy Holidays.

Joe: Marian, Marian.

Marian: Hi!

Joe: Wonderful. Where's Stuart?

Marian: Stuart's in New York with Scott, but he made this very special eggnog just for the two of you.

Ruth: Oh, how sweet of him. Let's put it in the fridge. Come.

Marian: I will come to the fridge with you.

Ruth: You look wonderful.

Marian: Thank you. You, too.

Joe: Merry Christmas.

Jamie: Hey, Colby, want to go check out your presents?

Colby: Yeah!

Jamie: Yeah! Come on, let's go.

Tad: Liza? Does somebody want to clue me in?

Liza: Mia forgave me.

Adam: Mia, thank you. Thank you.

Tad: So the charges have been dropped?

Mia: What charges?

Tad: Thanks. Thank you. Thank you. So, Merry Christmas. I guess I won't have to bust you out of the big house after all. Congratulations.

Jake: Mia, what's going on? Did she get to you?

Mia: Yeah, she got to me. Jake, I'm not going to punish Liza for an accident. Don't you fight me on this.

Jake: You're the boxer.

Jake: Merry Christmas, Liza.

Liza: Thanks.

Tad: Well, Dixie, I don't know if it makes much sense to wish upon a star without you here because the only thing I could possibly want I can't have. So I'll make a wish for you. I wish that somehow, some way, your son finds all the happiness that you wanted him to have. I don't know if it took. Maybe without you here, I'm just wasting my time.

Brooke: No, you're not.

Isabella: Oh, to be reunited with my children on Christmas Eve. I am the luckiest mother in the world.

Edmund: Yes, and you have some grandchildren, Lady Mother, who would love to see you. They have a special Christmas surprise. Can I just borrow you for a minute?

Isabella: Oh, I'm afraid they'll vanish if I leave.

Julia: Oh, no.

Maria: We're staying.

Julia: We'll be here, Mama.

Isabella: Okay.

Edmund: I promise you I'll bring you right back. Okay.

Maria: Thank you. Thank you, thank you for covering for me.

Julia: Well, I owed you. You were always saving my butt.

Maria: I did?

Julia: You know, you did a lot more than that. You inspired me -- all of us kids. You -- you always knew what you wanted and you went for it. You set an example we all tried to follow.

Maria: Big inspiration I am now. I'm having you keep secrets, sneaking all around. It's just --

Julia: Well, you must have your reasons.

Maria: I just feel so horrible. And I feel horrible keeping all this from Edmund.

Julia: Look, level. You got something going on with Aidan?

Maria: Aidan just has kept me sane through all this. He's -- I owe him a lot.

Julia: Well, from what I can tell, this is about a lot more than just returning favors, isn't it?

[Christmas music plays]

Anna: This fruitcake, you know, is actually very good.

Maggie: Yeah, maybe if you're pregnant.

Anna: Am I pregnant?

[Cork pops]

Anna: Wow.

Mary: Darling, would you like some champagne?

Greenlee: I can't drink that! I'm up to here with eggnog, so maybe later. I can do this. I have to.

Trey: Greenlee?

Greenlee: I told you I don't want any.

Trey: I recognize the label. That was the last gift Leo gave you, right?

Maria: Just, with Aidan, he's always been there for me. You know, he's always -- he was there for me even when I told him I wanted to rebuild my life with Edmund.

Julia: Well, so it looks like Aidan's staying in the picture.

Maria: Well, I really care about Aidan. And then I get these flashes of something with Edmund -- I'm not sure what it is -- and I -- and then there are times I'm positive we're supposed to be together, and then there are times that I can't even imagine us ever being together. And then I'm going on and on to someone that I don't even know. I'm bearing my soul to you and --

Julia: You may not remember me, but you know me.

Maria: Yeah, you're right. It's weird, but you're the first person from my past that I actually feel like I can be myself with -- whoever the heck that is.

Julia: But you don't feel that way with Edmund?

Maria: No. I wish I did, but I don’t.

Julia: Well, the kind of love that you guys had -- that doesn't just go away.

Maria: Then where is it?

Julia: I -- I don't have an answer. But I have faith.

Maria: I hope that someday I remember you and me.

Julia: Well, even if you don't remember, we'll always be sisters here.

[Christmas music plays]

Greenlee: I thought I could do this.

Trey: You are.

Greenlee: I'm a fraud. I can't even look at a bottle of champagne without --

Trey: Thinking about Leo.

Greenlee: And that was that one bottle left. When it's gone --

Trey: You will still have him. Do you think what Leo really wants is for you to hoard his favorite champagne for a special occasion that's not going to come?

Greenlee: For Leo, changing a light bulb rated popping a cork.

Trey: Well, you see? He celebrated life every day. So what better way to celebrate him, Christmas with your family, than to do exactly what he would've done?

Greenlee: You're right -- for once.

Greenlee: I'd like to propose a toast.

Trey: Thank you.

Greenlee: To Leo.

Anna: To Leo.

All: To Leo.

Brooke: I always loved that tradition -- you know, you and Dixie wishing on your star.

Tad: Well, now that she's gone, I don't know that I have that much faith in stars anymore.

Brooke: She's not gone. She isn’t. I see her in J.R. I see it in the way that he stands up for what he believes, the way he takes on Adam, and the way he loves you, his grandparents, and his sister.

Tad: I don't know what I'm going to do. He seems so troubled. You know, it seems like he needs his mother so much.

Brooke: Tad, he has got you.

Tad: Oh, and I've been a real rock lately.

Brooke: Well, Dixie will help you.

Tad: You think so?

Brooke: Mm-hmm. Hey, she got you to wish on the stars, didn't she?

Bianca: Silent night

All: Holy night. All is calm, all is bright. 'Round yon virgin, mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild. Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Kendall: Don't worry. I am lining up new investors as we speak.

Liza: My sense of self is gone. I want it back.

Anna: I'm actually here to see you about Aidan. I know what you've done for him.

Aidan: You came back.

Woman: Of course, I did.

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