AMC Transcript Monday 2/10/03

All My Children Transcript Monday 2/10/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Kendall: When something feels this right, it usually means that there's disaster lurking around the corner.

Michael: No fire-breathing dragons in sight. Shall we?

Anna: I want you to do the operation.

David: I'm going to do everything I can to save our child.

Jack: You took root in my heart the first day we met, and you will live there until the day I die.

Greenlee: I agree. Our Fusionlips campaign is inspired. Yeah, of course we're taking it to the major book, and your magazine is our first choice. If you guarantee placement in the first 20 pages? It's a deal.

Man: Um -- I could throw this up for you.

Greenlee: Yes, well, I'm not sure I'm ready to see that, but thanks anyway.

[Phone rings]

Greenlee: Greenlee. Maxie. Yeah, yeah. I've got your order right here in front of me.

Reggie: You know, here in the U.S. of A., we throw things out, not up.

Man: Of course.

Reggie: No, look, don't even beat yourself up, all right? You know, some people just are more interested in your walk than your talk. You see what I mean?

Man: I must finish fixing the -- the --

Reggie: Thermostat, buddy? Yeah. Look, there's plenty of heat in here already, if you would just pay attention. Pay --

Man: Look, I'm paid to fix things.

Simone: Oh, my God! Greenlee, you're never going to guess who Kendall's dating.

Kendall: Mmm. Delicious.

Michael: Mmm. You certainly are. Well, now that we're all healthy, I propose we wash down those vitamins with some bubbles.

Kendall: Mmm. Bubbles.

Michael: Come on.

Kendall: Okay. Thank you.

Michael: Gosh, you look good.

Kendall: Thank you. Wow. Vintage. You don't mess around, huh?

Michael: It's even better with little hamburgers and curly fries.

Waiter: Coming right up.

Michael: What?

Kendall: The -- the hamburgers. How did you know?

Michael: Well, it's simple. You lived here. I asked the chef what you used to order.

Kendall: Well, only because it was the cheapest thing on the menu.

Michael: Oh. Well, then let's -- let's splurge. How about beluga and foie gras?

Kendall: Ew! Oh! Stinky fish eggs and organ meat? I'd rather chew on this chair.

Michael: You'd rather chew on the -- all right, let's stick to hamburgers and curly fries, then, hmm?

Kendall: Lucky you, you're -- you're all about caviar dreams and you're stuck with All-American je ne sais quoi trash.

Michael: Come on, now. My luck is just fine. In fact, I would say that I hit the jackpot.

Erica: Oh. Oh.

[Intercom buzzes]

Erica: Yes, Val? He is? No, no. Don't -- don't send him in. No, no. Just please tell him that I'm very busy and I'll see him tonight.

Chris: Any particular reason why you told Val to send me away?

Maggie: Are you here to see Anna?

Jack: Hey, Mags. Um -- well, no, actually, I was here to visit my daughter, but I thought since I was in the neighborhood, I'd stop by and see another one of my favorite people.

Maggie: I'm sorry. Is she ill?

Jack: Yeah, Lily has pneumonia. But seeing as she just whipped my behind in consecutive games of Chinese checkers, I think maybe --

Maggie: It's a sure sign of recovery.

Jack: Yes, I think so. Thank God. So, I understand that Hayward has received permission to come back into this hospital and operate on Anna.

Maggie: And their baby, yeah.

Jack: And it's some kind of new in utero procedure?

Maggie: Yeah. David's never done it before, so it's all happening through teleconference. And there's a specialist from Boston. He's -- he's talking David through the whole thing.

Jack: Well, I'm sure Anna and the baby are in very good hands.

Maggie: Yeah, I know, I'm just worried about David.

Jack: About David? Oh, no, I'm sure David will tell you that he's -- he's used to saving lives on a daily basis.

Maggie: Yeah, but not like this, Jackson. You know, I -- if anything were to happen to Anna or the baby or both of them --

Jack: Nothing is going to happen to Anna or the baby. Everybody's going to be fine, including David.

Maggie: He just loves them so much. God forbid, if anything were to happen, I just know that David would not be able to handle it.

Anesthesiologist: Okay, David, Anna's under.

David: All right. Any questions before we proceed?

Jake: I think we're set.

David: Dr. Pelosi, we're ready to move forward. Scalpel.

David: Sponge. Okay. Let's go find this baby.

Dr. Urjud: Here we go.

David: All right, that's perfect, right there. That's a great shot. Jake, would you get the baby into position for me?

Jake: How's this?

David: No, I still need to see the thigh. Great. That's it, right there. That's perfect. Okay. Gene?

Gene: Fetus is stable, chest is up, heart looks good.

David: Excellent. Anesthesia.

Jake: And she's sleeping, nice and still.

David: Well, that's the easy part. Could we get that angle a little off to the side?

Gene: Hold it. The fetal heart rate's dropping.

David: Dr. Pelosi, we're experiencing some fetal bradycardia. Can you please look at the video feed? Give me some epi, stat.

David: The baby's not responding. Oh, my God. It's not working.

David: Damn it! Doctor, did you hear what I said? The baby is not moving. Give me another round of epi.

Gene: That did it. Good response.

David: All right. Can I move on, Doctor?

Jake: Rate's up, baby's in position.

David: Okay, just hold her steady. Catheter.

Jake: I've got her right here.

David: Okay. I can see the aorta. Damn.

Jake: You're close. Try again.

David: I almost got it.


Jake: Oh! All I got is static.

Janelle: Damn.

Jake: Dr. Pelosi, are you there?

Janelle: Damn.

Jake: Janelle, what's going on?

Janelle: The line's dead. We've lost Boston.

Jake: Oh, no. Dr. Hayward, it looks like we're on our own.

Jack: Maggie, the David Hayward that I know has never backed down from a challenge. And I have a feeling that he would wrestle God himself if he thought it would keep his baby and Anna safe.

Maggie: I already know that but, you know, he wouldn't be doing this if Anna hadn't asked him to operate.

Jack: Okay, well, look, if Anna trusts him with her life and the life of her baby, then so do I.

Maggie: Me, too. But it's -- they are all that he has.

Jack: You know Anna. She will will this procedure to succeed. You know that.

Maggie: Yeah.

Reporter: Ms. Stone, how's the Devane surgery?

Jack: Whoa, whoa --

Reporter: Any updates?

Jack: Easy, easy.

Maggie: No, I don't have --

Reporter: Hayward saving his child -- is this a publicity stunt?

Second reporter: The procedure's only been attempted 14 times, so is Dr. Hayward confident?

First reporter: Is Hayward grandstanding to lift the restraining order? As district attorney, what's your take?

Jack: As D.A., I don't have --

Reporter: How does the family feel about being a part of medical history?

Jack: Whoa, whoa, Ms. Stone is not here as family spokesperson, okay?

Maggie: It's okay, it's okay.

Jack: You sure?

Maggie: Yes. I am sure that the hospital will issue a statement as soon as the procedure is completed. Until then, I have no comment.

Reporter: Not even a --

Maggie: No. Nothing.

Reporter: Hey, you in the candy stripes!

Maggie: God.

Jack: Well, you certainly didn't need my help. You did that very well.

Maggie: Well, you know, when you're a part of my family, you learn how to brush off the press.

Jack: Yeah. Well, I got to get out of here myself. Listen, tell Anna that I'll see her tomorrow and give her my best, okay?

Maggie: I will.

Jack: Okay.

Maggie: I will.

Jack: Maggie?

Maggie: Yeah?

Jack: Everything's going to be fine.

Maggie: Thank you.

Jack: You bet. See you.

Maggie: Trey.

Trey: Was somebody going to tell me about this?

Chris: So why is Val guarding your door like it's Fort Knox, at your request?

Erica: Oh, I -- I'm just swamped, Chris. I'm -- I'm swamped. I'm behind schedule and by a whole month, you know, for my spring line. My fourth quarter report is still due.

Chris: Due? What about me? I'm due for a kiss, at least. That's it?

Erica: That's it. You just wait till tonight so I can give you my full attention.

Chris: Well, you know me -- I'm not a very patient man.

Erica: But you are a very sweet man, aren't you? Look at these. Wow, these are gorgeous. Oh! Chris, these just -- these just bring spring right into my office.

Chris: Which means that summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means. "Wedding of the decade," to quote my fiancée.

Erica: Oh.

Chris: Huh? And the frenchie Pascal -- he's going to have that gown ready on time?

Erica: He promised, tout de suite.

Chris: Tout de suite -- that's what I want to hear.

Erica: And if I don't get back to work tout de suite --

Chris: Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I'm in the way, I'm in the way.

Erica: No, you're not in the way. I'm glad you're here.

Chris: So then why did I have to storm the front door?

Erica: I'm sorry. I'm just -- I'm so -- feeling so overwhelmed. What could I do to make it up to you?

Chris: You could let me sweep you off your feet.

Erica: Well, you've already done that.

Chris: I mean today.

Erica: Chris, you don't have to do anything.

Chris: Do you remember that Italian cruise we never took? Well, I still have the tickets. Andiamo. Let's go.

Erica: Now?

Chris: Yeah.

Erica: What about your workload?

Chris: Don't worry about that. I've already put in for the time off. How about it?

Erica: But it's February.

Chris: It's the Mediterranean. We'll have the whole ship to ourselves.

Erica: It's freezing.

Chris: Sweetheart, we'll find ways to keep each other warm. Come on, let's do it. You and me being lulled every night to sleep by the waves, waking up every morning in each other's arms. We'll be chasing the surf on deserted beaches, and maybe if we're lucky, we'll find the perfect spot for our honeymoon. What do you say?

Erica: Are you out of your mind?

Greenlee: What's all the squealing about?

Simone: I'm not squealing. You know the guy who's chasing Kendall?

Greenlee: The one from Aspen?

Simone: That's the one. Turns out -- you're not going to believe --

Greenlee: Wait a minute. This is how you're spending your time? Cyberstalking Kendall's latest lust connection?

Simone: No. Would you please listen? Kinsey is --

Greenlee: Kinsey's just a salesman doing a hard sell, and Kendall is desperate enough to buy it.

Simone: Okay, when was the last time a salesman choppered their date to dinner?

Greenlee: You jealous?

Simone: Of course, but that's not the point. We're talking about Fusion.

Greenlee: Then get back to work.

Simone: Does the name Cambias mean anything to you?

Greenlee: Like Cambias Industries, Cambias?

Simone: Mm-hmm. Take a look, my dear.

Greenlee: I thought he said his name was Kinsey.

Simone: Yeah, well, he lied. But why?

Greenlee: Cambias Industries is a huge conglomerate that targets small companies. That son of a -- he's trying to bed Kendall to get to us.

Simone: But Fusion is barely a blip on the radar screen. Why would he even care about us?

Greenlee: Fusion's a blip, but I'm not. This Cambias has probably followed my career. He knows anything I touch turns to gold.

Simone: So Kendall's his dupe? Oh. Oh, poor Kendall.

Greenlee: No, poor us if we don't stop him.

Simone: I mean, but Kendall's crazy about him. I mean, she's going to be crushed.

Greenlee: She'll get over it. Oh!

Simone: Where are you going?

Greenlee: God, I hate men who use women.

Simone: Where are you going? Oh, it's a little hot in here, isn't it?

Kendall: Thank you. "Jackpot"? I've been called a lot of things, but never that. You sure you know what that means?

Michael: Windfall, unexpected good fortune.

Kendall: Yeah, well, I'm -- I'm none of those.

Michael: Well, you're certainly unexpected -- delightfully, charmingly unexpected.

Kendall: Like when I had Green lips and I slammed the door in your face?

Michael: Let me tell you something. I have danced with heiresses, dined with princesses, walked red carpets with starlets. I have been amused, but I have never been curious until now.

Kendall: But we barely know each other, Mr. Kinsey.

Michael: You know, I'm going to do something about that. I'd -- I mean, I want to know what makes you laugh, what moves you. I want to know what excites you.

Kendall: You! I mean, there's -- there's so much about you I don't know.

Michael: Know this.

Janelle: I need that line back, stat. The connection's still down. They're working on it.

Jake: Can you handle this without Pelosi?

David: Hand me the syringe. How's Anna holding up?

Anesthesiologist: Doing okay. BP's a little low, so I'm upping the fluids.

David: And the baby?

Gene: She's stable.

David: All right, then let's keep moving.

Jake: David, without Pelosi?

David: Looks like we're on our own --

Jake: All right.

David: Or almost.

Greenlee: Well, you better enjoy it, loverboy, because that's the only thing you're getting out of Kendall.

Kendall: What the hell are you doing here?

Greenlee: Very clever. Champagne and roses, a helicopter ride, and a ninny from the swamp think it's true love.

Kendall: Greenlee!

Greenlee: Well, I'm no hick, and I'm so on to you.

Kendall: And you are so out of here!

Greenlee: How long did you think that you could pull this off?

Michael: I have no idea what you're talking about.

Greenlee: A face like that, those pretty manners -- you must get away with a hell of a lot. But it's over. You got that?

Kendall: This is none of your business.

Greenlee: Like hell it isn't.

Kendall: Excuse me -- excuse us one second. What the hell are you doing?

Greenlee: I'm trying to save my company.

Kendall: By ruining my life?

Greenlee: You'll thank me.

Kendall: For scaring away the best thing that's happened to me in a long time?

Greenlee: Oh, Kendall, you're so naive.

Kendall: And you are so miserable, you can't stand to see someone else happy.

Greenlee: This isn't about me.

Kendall: Fine, put it in a memo. I am busy here.

Greenlee: No, you don't get it! The guy you're knocking tonsils with -- he's not who he says he is.

Kendall: That is the lamest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. That is lame, Greenlee.

Greenlee: Tell her.

Michael: Uh -- tell her what?

Greenlee: Your real name, for starters.

Michael: Michael.

Greenlee: Don't be cute.

Michael: I'm not finished. Kendall, my real name is Michael Cambias.

Erica: You want me to just drop everything and run into the sunset with you?

Chris: Yes.

Erica: Chris -- Enchantment doesn't run itself.

Chris: You're the boss. Give yourself a vacation.

Erica: I am about to launch a new product. On top of which, I suddenly have to fend off competition from Greenlee and Kendall's upstart, pathetic company.

Chris: Competition? They're pip-squeaks compared to you.

Erica: Well, pip-squeaks or not, they still have to be dealt with.

Chris: Erica, it's only a -- it's only a week. Why can't you delegate?

Erica: In this economy? No, I'm sorry; I hardly think this is the time to leave my company on autopilot.

Chris: Look, it's just a phone call away.

Erica: And that's too far. Hey, what is this, anyhow, with you? Why are you badgering me like this? Is this some sort of a midlife crisis? Because if it is, I can't hold your hand --

Chris: If this were a midlife crisis, I would be inviting my neighbor's wife, not my fiancée.

Erica: Look, I know you meant well.

Chris: Don’t. Don't get condescending with me, okay?

Erica: I'm not. I -- I don't mean that. I'm sorry. I -- I don't want to hurt you. But no matter how much I love you, I still have responsibilities that I'm going to have to take care of.

Chris: And I get that. I get that loud and clear.

Erica: Well, then don't make me the bad guy just because I have to say no.

Chris: What's going on with you? I offer you moonlit nights on the Mediterranean, and you want to go 10 rounds -- again.

Erica: What, are you keeping score?

Chris: Score? You're the one who wakes up every damn morning spoiling for a fight, and I'm getting tired of it.

Erica: You are? Well, I have no time for this!

Chris: You don't have time for this, you don't have time for me, you don't have time for us. Now, what else don't you have time for, Erica? And where are you headed with all this? You don't want to marry me?

Jack: Well, the ever-vigilant Val was not at his usual post and I did need to talk to you rather badly, so I hope you don't mind my just dropping in.

Maggie: It all happened so fast, Trey.

Trey: Right.

Maggie: No, really. All of a sudden, Anna's doctor lands in I.C.U. and then David has to operate.

Trey: And there's no time to call me?

Maggie: I'm sorry. I've been a little crazy.

Trey: And you don't think I have? You know, I'm a member of this family, too, Maggie.

Maggie: No, I know that.

Trey: I mean, what the hell was I supposed to do, huh? Hear about it on the news? Read about it in the paper?

Maggie: I'm sorry. I meant to call you. All right, I'm lying. I didn't even think to call you, and I'm sorry. Do you hate me?

Trey: For being honest, no.

Maggie: It's just that --

Trey: You don't have to explain, Maggie.

Maggie: No, I do. Okay, I -- you know, I don't know. This whole family thing hasn't really -- I don't know -- hit me yet. And I don't know -- you being my cousin and all hasn't really stuck.

Trey: Well, what do I do to stick?

Maggie: Well, you're here, and that's a start. And I promise the next time there is a family problem, you will be the first one I call.

Trey: Look, there doesn't have to be a problem for you to pick up the phone.

Maggie: Thank you.

Trey: So, have you heard anything?

Maggie: No, not a word.

Trey: How long have they been in?

Maggie: Forever.

Trey: Well, you're a doctor in training. Forever doesn't necessarily mean all that long.

Maggie: No, it's not a time factor. A professor of mine told me that -- I mean, she was completely blown away that anyone would even attempt this, let alone someone who's not a specialist.

Trey: Well, David's not exactly a sawbones. I think he can deal.

Maggie: Can he? I just want him to walk through that door with a huge smile on his face and tell me that everything is okay. That's all I want.

Jake: Janelle, nothing from Boston?

Janelle: Not yet. The operator's working on it.

David: How are they holding up?

Anesthesiologist: Anna's pulse is slow but good. BP is low, but I'm watching her.

Gene: Fetus is stable.

David: All right. I'm almost ready to inflate the balloon.

Jake: All right.

David: I've never done such delicate work in my life. Can I have a wipe, please?

Jake: All right, David, you're looking good. You're almost there.

Janelle: Moving fine, David. You're doing a great job.

Jake: Well, if that's not the most beautiful picture I've ever seen.

Janelle: Dr. Pelosi! Welcome back.

Jake: You missed quite a show here, Dr. Pelosi.

Janelle: We are glad to have you back.

David: All right, I'm in place. Dr. Pelosi, I'm ready to inflate the balloon. Any words of wisdom before I proceed? Thank you.

Janelle: I never would have believed this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

Anesthesiologist: Dr. Hayward, heart rate is dropping fast!

David: What's her status?

Anesthesiologist: The mother's reacting to the anesthesia. The heart rate and blood pressure are dropping.

Jake: All right, David, you need to wrap it up now.

David: I'm almost there. I'm almost there.

Anesthesiologist: She's throwing some PVCs

David: Okay, everybody, just hold on, okay? It'll just be a few more seconds. Come on, hang on, baby. Daddy's got this under control. Gary, you got Anna?

Gary: Well, I'm trying.

Janelle: David, you've got to hurry.

David: One wrong move, and I lose my baby.

Gary: It's clicking downward, David.

Jake: Bring Anna off this anesthesia right now. You're risking brain damage.

David: I'm almost there. Just hold on.

Gary: Pulse is at 40.

Jake: David, she's going to arrest.

David: No. I promised Anna that I would save the baby.

Jake: At what price?

David: None. I will not lose our baby, and I will not lose Anna.

Reggie: Looks complicated.

Man: Mm-hmm. Let's see.

Reggie: You need some help?

Man: You could hand me the Phillips-head screwdriver.

Reggie: Can you speak English?

Man: The one with the blue and yellow handle.

Reggie: Blue and yellow --

Reggie: How can you concentrate with all that scenery?

Man: It's easy. What is your job here?

Reggie: You know, I'm kind of a -- look, I assist the ladies any way that I can, you know? If they let me.

Man: Yeah?

Reggie: Mm-hmm.

Man: The screwdriver, please.

Reggie: Oh. Man, she is one fine mamacita, you know, in any language. Know what I mean?

Man: How many years do you have?

Reggie: Old enough to know what I want.

Man: Right. I was your age once. All day, I would dream about women, too.

Reggie: Oh, but I don't dream. You know, I --

Man: Now I fix pipes.

Reggie: Okay, was that you giving me advice? All right, don't worry. I won't let the finer sex interfere with my long-term goals.

Man: Please, the pliers? The one with the black handle.

Reggie: Oh, man. Well, look, here's some advice for you, all right, man? That chica right there wants you bad. What are you waiting for?

Man: Do you want to help, or do you want to talk?

Kendall: What do you mean, your real name is Michael Cambias?

Michael: I am sorry, Kendall. I did not intend for you to find out this way.

Greenlee: You were waiting for a better time? Like when you got her into bed?

Kendall: Greenlee, that's enough.

Greenlee: I want to know, Michael. What's the plan? Huh? Did you think Kendall was an easy target because she's desperate?

Kendall: I'm not desperate.

Greenlee: You have some nerve, Cambias, you know that? The last thing Kendall needs right now is some slick guy like you.

Kendall: Greenlee, shut up! Shut up! You lied to me. Why?

Michael: Unfortunately, my name can be an obstacle when getting to know people. And when I met you, I knew there was something special about you, and I --

Greenlee: Please.

Michael: And I just wanted us to be man and woman. No preconceived notions, no expectations. You know, just -- just two people exploring each other.

Greenlee: Well, that's rich.

Michael: And then there is the unwanted attention. The Cambias name tends to draw media buzzards, which, I have to tell you, gets tiresome. This is why when I travel, I use an alias now.

Kendall: I've never even heard of you. How famous can you be?

Greenlee: Well, if you read the business section instead of the comics, you'd know. Michael Cambias is the son of one of the richest men in Europe. His daddy swallows up companies, and Junior here is obviously nibbling at you to get to ours.

Erica: Jackson --

Jack: Sorry to just barge in, but Val wasn't at his desk. I --

Chris: You just said that, Jackson.

Jack: So I did.

Erica: How's Lily?

Jack: Well, we're making plans for her trip to the Grand Canyon, so --

Erica: Oh, I knew it! See? I told you she'd pull through.

Jack: Yes, you did.

Chris: Excuse me, but has your daughter been ill?

Jack: Actually, she was in the hospital. A bad case of pneumonia.

Chris: I'm sorry.

Jack: Thanks. Thanks. It was touch-and-go for a while there, but she -- she's tough. She pulled through.

Erica: With you at her side.

Jack: Yes, mostly ranting and raving at the staff and praying when I wasn't doing that.

Chris: Yeah, well, sometimes when you have a sick child, that's about all you can do.

Jack: How true. How true.

Erica: That's what friends are for.

Jack: Well, I certainly couldn't have gotten through this without you, Erica. Thanks.

Chris: Well, with --

Erica: Glad I could help.

Chris: With Lily on the mend, you must be eager to spend some time with her.

Jack: Oh, you bet. More than -- more than ever.

Chris: Well, I don't mean to seem insensitive, but Erica and I were in the middle of something.

Jack: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize. I can --

Erica: Chris, Jack has just been through hell. If you need to talk, then please --

Jack: No, look, I didn't mean to intrude here. I don't --

Chris: No, you're not. Erica's right. This conversation was over before it even got started. Jackson --

Jack: Yes?

Chris: I'm glad to hear your daughter's doing better.

Jack: Thanks, Chris. I really appreciate --

[Door closes]

Jack: I'm so sorry. I had no idea Chris was in here. I'm so sorry.

Erica: He just dropped some flowers off. So, what do you want to talk about?

Jack: Well, I -- I just wanted to say how sorry I am for what happened -- you and I at your house the other day. I'm sorry.

Erica: Why would you be sorry?

Kendall: You're after Fusion? I mean, all we are is a lip color and some posters. What could you possibly want with us?

Greenlee: Well, let me connect the dots, Kendall. Cambias Industries snaps up small companies and sucks the life out of them for big profits. Isn't that right, Mike?

Michael: Well, it's a colorful explanation but rather one-sided.

Greenlee: I don't think so. You were in Aspen to scout your next target, and Kendall fell into your lap. Or did you throw yourself?

Kendall: Is it true? Did -- did you use me to get into Fusion?

Michael: What do you think?

Kendall: I don't know.

Greenlee: What's to figure out?

Kendall: Please -- Michael, please, just tell me the truth.

Greenlee: This should be good.

Michael: I have no interest in Fusion, Kendall.

Greenlee: What a load.

Kendall: Then what do you really want?

Michael: Is it not obvious?

Jack: What I mean to say is that I think maybe I took your offer of tea and sympathy a little farther than I should have.

Erica: Yeah, well, the tea wasn't so good. I had to make up for it somehow.

Jack: That's good, that's good. But seriously, I mean, I -- I never should have let that happen. I would not want anything to compromise what you have with Chris.

Erica: Are you suggesting that you took advantage of me?

Jack: Erica, I'm not sure such a thing is even possible, but I wouldn't want you to think that I thought it was.

Erica: Because I can tell you, I certainly was not your victim, if that's what you mean, Jack.

Jack: All I mean is that you and I connect. I mean, we always have, we always will. But I got to be honest with you; I did not see this coming.

Erica: You thought you were over me?

Jack: No, no, I never thought that. I just shouldn't have let it go as far as it did because you do mean so much to me.

Erica: Our relationship has survived a lot worse.

Jack: Well, yes. That's true. I just wanted you to know that I don't have any expectations, you know? I mean, what happened, it happened. It just happened. And it will never happen again.

Erica: Never's a very long time, isn't it?

Jack: Excuse me?

Erica: I'm just saying that when people are as close as we've been -- as we are, never seems unrealistic, doesn't it?

Jack: Erica, what the hell do you think you're doing?

Gary: We need to stop now, Doctor. I have to reverse the anesthesia.

David: You're not reversing anything! I'm almost there.

Janelle: Anna's not getting enough oxygen, David.

Gary: That's it! I'm bringing her out now!

Erica: I'm just being honest. Is there something wrong with that?

Jack: Well, that depends. Those flowers that Chris brought -- were those a peace offering, or did the fracas break out after the flowers arrived?

Erica: What are you talking about?

Jack: What am I talking about? You guys were right in the middle of something when I walked in here. What was it?

Erica: If you must know, Chris came waltzing in here and said he was going to just whisk me off to Italy.

Jack: Well, the guy's got some nerve.

Erica: He has no concept of my responsibilities, of my obligations.

Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa -- when have you started to choose obligations over a good whisking?

Erica: I am up to my eyeballs in contracts and negotiations and proposals --

Jack: Wait a minute. Let me just make sure I have this right. You're saying no to a romantic whirl through beautiful Italia with your fiancé because you've got a load of paperwork?

Erica: Why is that so hard to believe?

Jack: Because you do whatever you want to do. You're Erica Kane.

Erica: Yes, I am. I am Erica Kane, and Erica Kane doesn't want to go anywhere.

Jack: Too risky, huh?

Erica: Risky?

Jack: Yeah. I mean, if you actually go, go through with this, you might end up at the end of the rainbow and you might actually find true love and real happiness.

Erica: That's ridiculous.

Jack: You say you love Chris.

Erica: I'm marrying him.

Jack: Yeah, well, not if you can help it, you're not.

Erica: What are you talking about?

Jack: We've been here before, and I have been on both sides of this. And I tell you, okay, like a friend, there's a pattern here, Erica. When you are this close to being able to grab that brass ring, instead you grab the nearest anybody -- it doesn't matter who -- and you screw it up for yourself.

Erica: Are you saying that I used you?

Jack: I'm not saying you planned it, no.

Erica: Thank you.

Jack: But -- but it was easy, wasn't it? I mean, there I was, feeling really bad about Lily, maybe a little too needy, and -- bang -- you got what you wanted.

Erica: Oh! Well, since you're such an expert on me, why don't you tell me something. What is it I wanted?

Jack: You wanted to sabotage your relationship with Chris.

Erica: I love him. Why would I do that?

Jack: Because commitment scares the hell out of you.

Kendall: The -- the martinis, the flowers, the dinners, all that talk about wanting to get to know me --

Greenlee: Don't forget the ride in his whirly bird.

Kendall: You made me believe that -- that -- no dragons, remember? And all this time, you -- why, Michael? If this wasn't about business, what did you want?

Michael: You. I wanted you, Kendall.

Gary: There is no change. The pulse is still low. Dr. Hayward, you are putting Anna and the baby at grave risk.

Jake: David, please end this now.

David: I'm going as fast as I can. Come on, baby, come on. You can do it.

Jake: David, if we don't bring Anna out now, you're going to lose both of them!

David: Come on. Come on, come on.

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

Man: Welcome to the Bahamas, Paradise Island, and Atlantis.

Jack: I am no longer going to be the bigger man. You, my dear, are stuck with me.

Kendall: I want the truth, and then I want you gone.

David: Don't ask me to choose between my wife and my child! I won't do it.

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