AMC Transcript Friday 1/31/03


All My Children Transcript Friday 1/31/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

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(Missing beginning)

Edmund: I thought about calling a doctor.

Isabella: Edmund, your wife is sick with a fever. Why would you hesitate?

Edmund: Isabella, I know what would happen if I took her to the hospital. She'd just -- she'd just be in a room with a bunch of other sick people, and it would take an hour, and then they'd just give her some aspirin and tell her to drink a lot of fluids, and I'm already doing that.

Isabella: But this could be something serious.

Edmund: It's probably just the flu bug that's going around hitting everyone, you know?

Isabella: But to be safe, Joe Martin would come if you call him.

Edmund: Look, why bring him all the way out here on a night like this? You know what she needs? She needs TLC, that's all. Just TLC.

Maria: Edmund? Edmund?

Isabella: Corazon, Corazon -- it's Mama. I'm here. I'll take care of you.

Maria: Mama. Thank you, Mama.

Isabella: Edmund, this is not like you.

Edmund: Trust me, Isabella, I have things under control.

Isabella: But -- but just to be on the safe side, call Joe. Please.

Edmund: Isabella, Maria is my wife, and --

Isabella: She's my daughter. She's my daughter. If you don't call a doctor, I will.

Erica: Oh, Jack, I know how scared you are. I know that having a sick child is a parent's worst nightmare.

Jack: You want to know what the worst thing about this is? Lily has no idea. She -- she does not understand what is happening to her. All she knows is that everything hurts and she can't breathe.

Erica: But you know that she's getting the best care possible.

Lily: Help me -- help me --

Jack: I'm right here, Lily. I'm right here. Daddy's right here, Sweetheart.

Lily: No, teacher. I want my teacher. I want to go back to school.

Jack: Oh, honey, you're going to go back to school, just as soon as we get you well, okay?

Lily: No! I don't like this place! It smells bad. I want my teacher!

Jack: All right, honey --

Lily: My teacher --

Jack: Honey, please, just lay back --

Lily: No, don't touch me! Don't touch me. It hurts. It hurts.

Jack: Can you do something for her, please?

Lily: No, teacher, don't let them hurt me.

Jack: What is that?

Nurse: Something to help her relax.

Lily: Ow! No. Teacher --

Mrs. Neff: I'm here, Lily. Teacher's here.

Lily: Teacher --

Mrs. Neff: Mr. Montgomery, would you like me to take over for a while?

Jack: No, I would not, Mrs. Neff. She's my daughter, okay?

Erica: Jack --

Jack: I'm not going anywhere.

Erica: Jack, how long have you been here?

Mrs. Neff: Several hours. I tried to get him to take a break.

Erica: Jack, look, you're not going to do Lily any good if you make yourself sick. Why don't you let Mrs. Neff sit with her for a while. And look, look -- Lily's sleeping.

Jack: And what if she wakes up and asks for me and I'm not here?

Mrs. Neff: I'll let you know the moment she opens her eyes.

Erica: Come on, Jack. Come home with me, just for a little while. Come on.

Jack: All right. Sweet dreams, Baby. Daddy loves you so much.

Erica: Come on.

Kendall: The name is Fusion, which is the name of our new cosmetics company.

Mia: We are promoting a new lip color called Rioja.

Greenlee: For the lips that say "bite me."

Woman: That shade is the same as the new Enchantment lip color I just bought.

Greenlee: Great. Enchantment's here even without posters.

Woman: So, where can I get this Rioja lip color?

Kendall: It's in limited distribution right now.

Mia: Yes, extremely limited -- like it's not even on the shelves.

Woman: Well, thanks for wasting my time.

Kendall: No, no, no, wait. Please, please, please, don't go. Um -- come back in an hour, and we will be giving out free samples of our fabulous new lip color. And bring your friends -- all of them.

Mia: What, are you nuts? We don't have any free samples.

Kendall: I'm not going to let that piddly little detail stop us.

Greenlee: Excuse me, business partner, what scheme are you hatching that we're going to regret?

Kendall: Relax. I will tell you about it later. Mia, come with me. Stop tearing those posters down. Stand up here right now --

Mia: What?

Kendall: Come on, get up here right now by your picture and sell it.

Mia: What am I selling?

Kendall: Your lips, what else?

Jack: You know, I got to believe that you have better things to do.

Erica: I can't think of one.

Jack: Well, I don't think it's right that I come over here and depress you with my problems.

Erica: Well, you're worried sick about your daughter.

Jack: Yeah, I am, Erica, but that's not your problem.

Erica: Look, my mother always said it lightens the load if you share it.

Jack: And your mother was a wise woman, no doubt. But I don't think talking is going to help.

Erica: Well, we don't have to talk. I mean, I know what you're going through. I mean, you feel with a sick child like you're just completely helpless and alone. It's a very, very lonely place.

Jack: Yes, it is.

Erica: I remember this. I remember this -- oh -- with Bianca with her anorexia. I never felt so helpless or so alone. But as much as anybody could, you are the one who really gave me the strength, you know, to hold on, to keep my faith.

Jack: Well, Bianca pulled through, thank God.

Erica: And so will Lily.

Jack: Oh, Erica, you don't know how badly I need to believe that.

Erica: Believe it.

Jack: Why? Because you say so?

Erica: I am Erica Kane.

Jack: As if I could ever forget that.

Erica: As if I'd ever let you.

Jack: Good point.

Erica: Okay, I tell you what. Why don't you just stay put and relax and -- I can't believe I'm going to say this, I'm becoming my mother -- I am going to make you a nice pot of hot tea.

Jack: You know your way around a tea bag?

Erica: You would be surprised what I could do for the people who are close to my heart. I'll be right back.

Jack: Okay.

Erica: Where's my head? The kitchen's that way.

Morgan: Well, I'm glad I brought my inspector's badge. I mean, getting past that guard was child's play.

Aidan: Look, we still have our work cut our for us, so don't count your chickens yet.

Morgan: Yeah. You work, I'll watch. Move it.

Aidan: Would you mind where you're pointing that thing? Because I would make a rotten boy soprano.

Morgan: Yeah. Or else you'll end up seriously dead if you double-cross me.

Aidan: O, ye of such little faith.

Aidan: Just like old times.

Morgan: Get on with it.

Aidan: Fine. You know, take all the romance out of it.

Morgan: There will be plenty of time for that later. Right now why don't you just confine your special forces on cracking that safe?

Isabella: I'm not leaving this room until you phone for a doctor. If you don't, I'll call 911. Either way, my daughter's going to get the help she needs.

Edmund: Okay. Okay.

Isabella: Mija, Edmund's going to send for a doctor.

Edmund: I'll call Hayward.

Maria: No. No, Edmund. No Hayward.

Edmund: Okay, Sweetie, I'll call Jake.

Maria: Thank you, Mami.

Edmund: Jake? Hi. It's Edmund Grey. Yeah, listen, I'm sorry to bother you. It's -- it's Maria. She's sick. Yeah, she's real sick. I don't know what's wrong with her. Yeah, I would take her down to the ER, but -- okay, thanks. Jake Martin's on his way.

Isabella: Listen, mija, we're going to find out what's making you so sick.

Morgan: Aidan, what's taking so bloody long?

Aidan: Look, chill out. This isn't one of those caper movies where you just spin the dial and the safe pops open, you know.

Morgan: Yeah, well, the longer you take, the more likely we're going to get caught. Maybe that's what you want.

Aidan: Don't be daft.

Morgan: Yeah. Maybe you're hoping for a sighting of Maria. Aw, the reunion of two star-crossed lovers.

Aidan: The plan is you and me and a king's ransom sail off to some tropical paradise.

Morgan: First show me the money, then we'll talk about travel plans.

Aidan: Almost there –

[Doorbell rings]

Edmund: I'll get that, Stella.

Aidan: What are you doing? Oh, bloody hell.


Edmund: Coming.

Woman: So, what's taking so long?

Greenlee: It'll be just a second.

Mia: Yeah.

Greenlee: Where the hell is Kendall?

Mia: I don't know.

Simone: What is going on?

Greenlee: Simone? What is going on?

Simone: I don't have a clue. Kendall just swoops in, plucks me out of the office -- wait, why aren't the posters all down?

Kendall: Well, what's the sense in doing guerrilla marketing if we don't follow up with guerrilla product distribution? Now, listen, I want each of you guys to take these and just touch up the color that you already have. Give her some.

Mia: And then what?

Kendall: And then we give the people what they don't know they want yet.

Mia: Huh?

Kendall: Just pucker up, gloss up, and leave the rest to me. Okay. Attention, everybody. People, people, gather round. Come on, gather round. Now, do you guys remember way back when you used to play with your mom's makeup and there were only, like, two shades -- red and redder? Well, this is very exciting. This is not your mother's makeup.

Simone: No, no. No, it's not. And you are not going to find this behind some dusty old cosmetic counter at some drugstore where some little old lady wearing turquoise eye shadow is, you know, pushing talcum powder.

Kendall: That's right, that's right. Fusion is a cosmetics company run by women who know the look they want and they know how to get it.

Simone: Yeah.

Kendall: Not ripped off the pages of some high-gloss fashion magazine but totally, uniquely you.

Simone: Yes.

Greenlee: Rioja is a full-bodied red wine made from Spanish grapes. It's also Fusion's premiere lip color.

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Greenlee: Drench your lips with it. Give him a kiss that'll leave him breathless and your lips unsmudged from breakfast to bedtime.

Simone: And now, without any further ado, we are so proud to introduce to you Mia, the face of Fusion.


Kendall: What face do you want to show the world?

Greenlee: Experience Fusion. Make it your makeup.

Kendall: Now I want every woman here to sample the lip color that will revolutionize the way you see yourself.

Greenlee: Oh, and, guys, take one for that special lady in your life. She'll love you for it.

Kendall: And time's running out because pretty soon this is going to be hitting the high-end boutiques for mucho dinero.

Greenlee: Yeah, only available while samples last, so grab one.

Man: Excuse me. Hi.

Mia: Hi.

Man: Will you sign this for me?

Mia: Oh, sure.

Woman: I love that.

Kendall: Oh, oh, be sure to check out Fusion's web site for the list of our future retailers.

Greenlee: Oh, and, guys, remember, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Simone: Don't you think we should, like, take down these posters before campus security comes?

Greenlee: Wait, check it out. Someone wants Mia's lip print.

Simone: Oh, my God!

Kendall: Oh, let her have her five minutes. The next product's going to have my name and face all over it.

Greenlee: Only if you don't blow off the photo shoot. Here, did you get one back there? There you go!

Erica: You don't like my tea.

Jack: No, it's -- it's great.

Erica: Well, I still remember how to boil water. Jack, worrying about Lily isn't going to help her.

Jack: I know that. But I can't help it. I mean, you were there. You saw her. You saw how scared she is.

Erica: Yes, because hospitals can be very scary places for a child.

Jack: It's just so damn unfair.

Erica: What? What is?

Jack: You know, growing up is tough enough for kids without Lily's problems. You know, she has had to work 10 times as hard as anybody else to get half as far.

Erica: And look at the remarkable progress she has made.

Jack: You're darn right she has, hasn't she?

Erica: Yes.

Jack: I mean, the first time that she could write her name in longhand, it was -- Erica, her smile was wall-to-wall. And last summer, we were actually able to go a baseball game and she could tolerate the crowd's noise without wearing her earmuffs. I know. Every step that this little girl has taken she has taken with grace and humor and determination. And this is what she gets? Lily is the last child in the world who should ever have to suffer about anything.

Erica: Oh, no, Jack. No child deserves to suffer, and especially your own.

Jack: God, Erica, I don't know what I would do without Lily in my life. I don’t. I don’t. If I lose her, I --

Erica: You're not going to lose her.

Jack: She's my family. You know? I mean, without my little girl, without my angel, I'll be alone. I won't -- I won't have anyone.

Erica: You listen to me, Jack. Lily is not going to leave you. She's going to get well, and she's going to grow up, and she's going to do whatever she dreams of doing. And you are going to grow old watching her do it. And I am, too -- sleek and chic, as usual. Because it's the way it is. Because when all is said and done, we are family. We have each other. And that, my dear, dear Jack -- that's never going to change.

Edmund: Jake.

Jake: Hey.

Edmund: Thanks for getting in so fast.

Jake: Sure, sure, no problem. Listen, tell me what's going on with Maria.

Edmund: Well, she's upstairs. She's got a fever, you know, like, night sweats and chills.

Jake: Mm-hmm. And the symptoms started when?

Edmund: Last night.

Jake: Okay, and she's worse today?

Edmund: Yeah. I mean, maybe it's that flu that's going around?

Jake: Well, any other symptoms? Headache, nausea?

Edmund: Off and on, yeah.

Jake: All right, do you know if she's had a flu shot?

Edmund: No, I don't know.

Jake: All right. Let's go upstairs, see what we're dealing with.

Edmund: Okay, thanks.

Morgan: Your lady fares not so well since my last visit.

Aidan: I was three seconds away from getting into that safe, and you push past me and ruined my work.

Morgan: Now, now, safety first. You don't want to leave any telltale marks, now, do you, love? Unless you want to get caught with your trousers down.

Aidan: We are here to do a job. Let's get on with it.

Morgan: Yeah, not so fast. Let's just wait for the doctor to make his house call. We'll proceed when he's gone.

Aidan: Now who's stalling?

Simone: I'm sorry.

Kendall: Well, are we killer, or what?

Greenlee: I can't believe it.

Kendall: What, that we're totally a hit?

Greenlee: That one of your ideas actually worked.

Simone: We really sold it. And the guys are, like, totally cranked on Mia.

Kendall: You better tell Jake to get in line.

Mia: You guys, Fusion's not all about me, it's all about all of us.

Simone: And speaking for all of us, I think we're all pretty damn fine.

Mia: I think we are, too.

Kendall: You guys, you know what?

Simone: What?

Kendall: What we should do? We should line up a college tour for Fusion. P.R. Fusion on campuses all across the country.

Greenlee: Wait, whoa, whoa. Guys, guys, guys -- not to burst our collective bubble, but we can't make the Fortune 500 giving away free samples.

Kendall: But that was just promotion, you know, to prime the pump.

[Phone rings]

Greenlee: Hold that thought.

Kendall: I think it's good.

Greenlee: Greenlee du Pres.

Maxie: Greenlee, darling. Maxie Berlin.

Greenlee: It's great to hear from you again. What can I do for you?

Maxie: Well, you can get a shipment of your Rioja lip color over to Lacey’s as soon as possible.

Greenlee: How did you hear about Rioja?

Maxie: Girls who have been seeing your posters have been coming in and asking for it. Can you supply the demand you've created?

Greenlee: Of course. I'll get on it right away. You guys, you guys, you guys, come here. That was Maxie Berlin from Lacey’s.

Simone: What? Get out.

Mia: What does she want?

Kendall: Well, our recipe for fudge brownies. What do you think?

Greenlee: It looks like the fine we paid for illegal poster plastering was worth it. Girls have been storming Lacey’s looking for Rioja lip color. We've got to get our inventory over there ASAP!

Kendall: Greenlee, wait a minute. What inventory?

Greenlee: What do you mean, "What inventory?" We've got a warehouse full of boxes.

Mia: We'll just go back to the office and pick them up.

Greenlee: Yeah.

Kendall: Uh-oh.

Greenlee: What?

Mia: What?

Kendall: Well, those boxes, they're filled but not with lip color. I mean, we've got products and we have shampoo and lots of body lotion, but --

Greenlee: But we need lip color.

Kendall: Well, that was the last of it.

Jack: Well, of course I'm family. I mean, I'm Bianca’s good old Uncle Jack, after all.

Erica: You know, since Travis died, you have been a second father to her. And Bianca adores you.

Jack: Well, the feeling's mutual. You know that.

Erica: You always seem to know exactly what she needs, when she needs it, even when I don't -- especially when I don’t.

Jack: Well, you want to know what the trick is? I just think of her as a junior version of you, and it just comes to me.

Erica: Oh, no. No, not at all. Really, I was just hell on wheels when I was her age.

Jack: I'm sure.

Erica: I had a lot of nerve, but I didn't have the -- the real courage that Bianca has, that she showed when she was outed. And you were her rock. You know that.

Jack: Yeah, well, you came around. You know that, too.

Erica: I wasted a lot of time. I wasted precious time, Jack, in not giving her the support that she needed.

Jack: Yeah. Well, I guess we've all, you know, been there.

Erica: What do you mean?

Jack: I owe you an apology, Erica. A huge apology. And it's long, long overdue.

Erica: An apology? For what?

Jack: You see, I didn't -- I didn't understand what it was like to have a child ripped from your life, knowing that there was nothing, nothing in the world that would ever fill that empty space.

Erica: Are you talking about Lily?

Jack: No. No, I'm talking about Bianca. I'm talking about when you and Travis were battling over custody of her and you asked me to lie for you on the stand so that you could keep her and I refused.

Erica: Well, you had your reasons, Jack. You had your ethics.

Jack: My ethics. Yeah, my precious ethics. But that's not what it was, Erica. Um -- I wanted to punish you. I wanted to punish you for choosing Travis, for loving Travis. I wanted to hit you where it would hurt the most, and that's exactly what I did.

Erica: Jack, don't --

Jack: That was before Lily. Do you understand what I'm saying? That was before I realized how a child just -- just takes root in your heart and -- and now that I could lose her, I -- I know I would sell my soul to keep her with me. So what I'm saying is now I understand the hell that I put you through, Erica. And I am so, so sorry. So sorry. And I just hope that one day you can find it in your heart to forgive me, that's all.

Erica: Jack, I forgave you a long time ago.

Jack: Well, I'm not sure I deserve that.

Erica: I know you feel that you made a wrong choice. Well, I've made wrong choices, too. I mean, for example, not seeing Bianca for the wonderful girl that she is.

Jack: Oh, Erica, that's behind you.

Erica: Because I learned something. We all grow up from one crisis, one disappointment, one setback to another. We have learned so much from our daughters about gratitude and fear and humility. And we're going to keep on learning, all of us. You and me and Lily and Bianca. Because that's what you do when you're family, Jack. That's just what you do when you love each other.

Jake: Well, her lungs are clear. I'll get this blood back to the lab, and we'll run a series panel on you.

Isabella: Jake, is it something serious?

Jake: Well, right now we're just covering the bases.

Isabella: But we think it might be the flu.

Jake: Which is probably the case.

Isabella: But if it's not?

Jake: I want you to relax and not worry at this point, okay?

Maria: Mama, I'm going to be fine. I promise. I promise.

Isabella: Duermete, mi angelita. Duerme, y que tengas suenos lindos.

Maria: Yeah.

Edmund: Jake, what do we do now?                                   

Jake: Edmund, exactly what you have been doing. I think bed rest, ibuprofen, lots of liquids, and I'll give you a call just as soon as I get the blood work back, okay?

Edmund: Okay, thanks.

Jake: All right.

Edmund: I'll walk you down.

Isabella: I'll go. I'll pick up the kids at school.

Edmund: That would be great.

Isabella: Okay. You rest.

Maria: Okay.

Isabella: Take care. Thank you.

Jake: Listen, I'll put a rush on that blood work.

Edmund: Thanks, Jake.

[Phone rings]

David’s voice: Hello. This is Dr. David Hayward. Please feel free to leave a message after the tone, and I'll be happy to get back to you.

Edmund: Hayward, this is Edmund. Maria's -- she's still sick, okay? And Jake Martin was here doing some blood work. So whatever you have to do, do it and do it now.


Isabella: Jake, I want you to be honest with me. Maria's much sicker than you're letting on, isn't she?

Jake: Well, it's like I said upstairs. It's probably a severe flu. We're going to know more once the blood work’s completed.

Isabella: But she's so weak and --

Jake: I know, I know, but that's symptomatic of the flu. In the meantime, I want you to try to relax. Edmund is taking great care of her. Until we know what this is, you might want to keep the kids away from her.

Isabella: Mm-hmm.

Jake: All right? And speaking of kids, I'm sure they're anxious to see you.

Morgan: All right. You got 60 seconds to open that safe, or else your precious Maria's going to have more than the bloody flu to worry about.

Maria: Thirsty.

[Maria coughs]

Maria: Thank you. Thanks.

Edmund: Maria, there's something I've been keeping from you. I know what's making you sick because I gave it to you. `

Greenlee: Kendall, you gave away our entire inventory of Rioja lip color?

Kendall: You helped.

Greenlee: I didn't know it was the last of the frigging line.

Simone: Kendall, think. Are you really positively sure that that's the last in the warehouse?

Mia: Did you look everywhere?

Kendall: Yes, yes. I did. The boxes are filled but with other products. That was all we had left of the lip color.

Greenlee: Great! This is just frigging great!

Kendall: This is what I warned you about, Greenlee.

Greenlee: Your gross incompetence?

Kendall: No, your lack of vision. What I've been trying to pound through you tiny little skull since day one -- product, product, product! There should be no marketing -- guerrilla, chimpanzee, orangutan -- without freaking product!

Mia: Well, I've got this one.

Kendall: Oh --

Simone: You know what? This is seriously bad.

Greenlee: No, it is more than bad. If we don't stock Lacey’s' shelves with our nonexistent Rioja lip color, we're out of business.

Erica: What are you thinking?

Jack: Oh, what am I thinking? Okay, I'm thinking you and I are quite a pair, aren't we? All these years, everything we've been through -- we're still connected. I mean, it's like with all the fights and the fallings-out and the making up and the breaking up and all that doo-wop song thing --

Erica: We're still a part of each other.

Jack: I think maybe the best part.

Erica: How many times have I thrown you out my door, out of my life?

Jack: Mm-hmm. And how many times have you opened that door and let me walk back in?

Erica: Well, we've been everything to each other.

Jack: Yes, we have. Let's see. We were friends, lovers, enemies, confidants, combatants -- just about everything.

Erica: And, you know, people just dance in and out of our lives and at the end of the day --

Jack: At the end of the day, I'm sitting face-to-face with the most fascinating, most infuriating, most complicated woman it has ever been my pleasure to love.

Erica: Well, there were times I thought I lost you forever.

Jack: You could never lose me. Not a chance. You're as much a part of my life as Lily is because you know what? You took root in my heart the day I met you. And you will live there until the day I die.

Erica: Oh, Jack.

Edmund: Maria, when you're afraid of losing something, something your life depends on, and you're desperate to get it back, you think there's no price that's too high to pay. I was wrong. I went too far. I was so desperate to get you back as my wife and as the mother of our children because I love you and I was losing you. And I lost you five years ago, and I couldn't go through that again. Then I heard that David Hayward was working on that antidote for your memory and that he could bring Maria back. So I funded his research. And the tests proved to be 98% effective. And that's when you left and you chose Aidan. And so I stole the serum and I slipped a few drops into your drink. And at first, I was encouraged because you started to get your memory back. You started to reconnect with -- with your medical knowledge and with our children, and your mother was happy for the first time in five years. So I gave you a few more drops. And then you got sick. So instead of helping you, I risked your life. But I promise you, we will get you better. I am so, so sorry. I love you, and I never wanted to hurt you. And if you can't find it in your heart to forgive me, then I will just have to live with that the rest of my life.

Edmund: You rest. I'll check back on you later.

[Maria coughs]

Maria: You son of a bitch.

Maria: It'll be a cold day in hell before you ever see me again.

Morgan: Come on, get on with it.

Aidan: Bingo.

Morgan: Come on, then, love, show me the hidden treasure.

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

Morgan: I don't know whether it's this gun barrel, bullet imagery but I'm getting really hot.

Kendall: My lips are green!

Mia: It's repulsive!

Simone: Oh, God, we are so dead.

Greenlee: How could this happen?

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