AMC Transcript Friday 2/14/03

All My Children Transcript Friday 2/14/03

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Jack: Loving you has been the biggest mistake of my life.

Maggie: Regina doesn't think that I can be your partner, because I'm not the right culture?

Henry: No, look, you don't understand.

Kingman: Aidan can take care of himself and Julian. Try not to worry.

Julian: Oh, I'd say go ahead and worry. Wouldn't you, Morgan?

Morgan: Most definitely.

Greenlee: You rock, Marcus. Ciao, babe. Ha-ha! Am I on fire or what?

Simone: Actually, no. But who's Marcus and why does he rock?

Greenlee: Marcus caters all the A-list parties in Manhattan, and he's agreed to do the most incredible edibles for Fusion's coming-out party.

Simone: Hmm. And we're going to pay him with our petty cash?

Greenlee: No. Marcus has a 14-year-old daughter that's dying to be a model.

Simone: Oh, oh, I see. So we're going to allow her to be in one of the spots for, like, our print ads?

Greenlee: No. I promised to shoot a test roll. And to show his gratitude, Marcus is going to whip up a little mix of French and Pacific Rim cuisine.

Simone: Ah, Fusion food.

Greenlee: A feast for Fusion eyes, Fusion lips --

Simone: Ah, so that we can make some Fusion profits.

Greenlee: We're getting the word out, Simone.

Simone: Yeah, and what's the word? That we're working our little tails off for no perks and invisible pay?

Greenlee: Hey, hey, you wait, Simone. We're sitting sky high. You're going to look back on these days and you're going to be amazed. We did this our own way, and how many people can say that? How great is it to be us?

Simone: It's great to have you back.

Greenlee: It's good to be back.

Mia: Guys! Guys, guys, guys, guys! You are never going to guess what I just made happen.

Greenlee: You increased your bust size with the power of positive thinking.

Simone: Oh, I want to do that.

Mia: You're a goof. Where's Kendall? This is a group scoop.

Simone: Oh, well, Kendall probably will be out all day.

Mia: Out where? Gone where?

Greenlee: Well, the last time I saw Kendall, she was at the Valley Inn getting her heart ripped out.

Michael: Uh -- hmm. Well, that was one hell of a sendoff.

Kendall: Yeah, a little something to remember me by.

Michael: As if I could forget you.

Kendall: Hmm. Or that slap on the face? Or the scene with Greenlee yesterday?

Michael: No. Your friend with the odd name was just trying to protect you.

Kendall: Yeah, by jumping to all the wrong conclusions about you.

Michael: Well, I guess I did misrepresent myself a little.

Kendall: And a man like you has to be careful, a man in your position.

Michael: Oh, well, I'm tired of playing it safe. Hmm, God, so are you sure I can't persuade you to come with me?

Kendall: Hmm -- yeah, you know, you're not the only one with an empire to run.

Michael: Yeah, well, save some time in your schedule to think about me, will you?

Kendall: Hmm. I'll try.

Michael: My driver's going to take you back. Swamp girl.

Kendall: Hmm, well, you fly safe. Swamp boy.

Michael: Yeah. Go, go, go, go.

Kendall: Okay, okay, okay.

Michael: Go!

Kendall: Okay, I'm going.

Michael: Letty, I want a single red rose delivered to Ms. Kendall Hart every day I'm away. No, no card. She'll know who they're from.

Michael: What progress have you made? You listen to me. I want you to find a way into that place. Expose the soft flesh. I want to feel it in my hands. No excuses.

Henry: Maggie.

Maggie: Hi, Henry.

Henry: I was hoping I'd catch you.

Maggie: Well, if you're feeling sick, then you can go in there and sign in and take a seat.

Henry: No, I'm not sick. I'm here to set you straight.

Chris: Come on in. We got a few things to clear up.

Attendant: Good afternoon, Mr. Cambias. May I get you anything?

Michael: No, no. Have we been cleared for takeoff?

Attendant: I'll check with the pilot.

Michael: Yeah, tell him to get a move on. We're already behind schedule.

Erica: Where are we going?

Michael: Erica.

Aidan: Okay, Julian. Where are you?

Morgan: Maureen, in case you haven't guessed, this is Julian Sinclair.

Julian: I'm going to enjoy every moment of this. I take it you don't agree?

Maria: I would shoot you myself if I had a gun.

Julian: Temper, temper.

Morgan: Hey, just tell me when.

Julian: Wait. Not yet.

Kingman: Don't do anything stupid.

Julian: I think you two have that covered, Mr. Muldoon. You want to die so soon, Ms. Gorman? It won't save your boyfriend.

Maria: I don't think killing me is going to do you any good, either.

Julian: Oh, that's where you're wrong. Stay here with the Bahamian. I'm taking her with me.

Maria: Hey!

Morgan: One more move and I'll fire.

Julian: Kingman! Don't worry, Muldoon. Morgan will entertain you until Aidan gets back.


Michael: Well, what a pleasure to have you onboard.

Erica: Oh, well, I'm not exactly onboard. More like uninvited guest.

Michael: Oh, but welcome just the same.

Erica: Thank you.

Michael: Gosh, you look fantastic.

Erica: Well, thank you. And so do you. I must say, raiding corporations for fun and profit clearly agree with you.

Michael: Well, you have to do something to keep fit, right? Please.

Erica: Thank you.

Michael: Now, to what do I owe this impromptu visit?

Erica: I might ask you the same question.

Michael: Be my guest.

Erica: Your family runs a global corporation. Pine valley seems a little bit off the beaten fast track.

Michael: Oh, well, you're here. That makes it a four-star attraction.

Erica: But you didn't come to see me.

Michael: Well, I had business of a personal nature.

Erica: Personal?

Michael: Mm-hmm.

Erica: Is that code for a woman?

Michael: Erica, I wouldn't say just the woman. I have met the most extraordinary creature.

Erica: A creature? Right here in Pine Valley?

Michael: Well, we met in Aspen, but she lives here.

Erica: So you jetted in to wine and dine this creature, to sweep her off her feet?

Michael: I must confess, I was the one who was swept away.

Erica: Michael, really, a man like you, so urbane and sophisticated, a man of the world, falling for someone so naive and gullible.

Michael: Why naive?

Erica: Because she doesn't suspect that you're a man with an ulterior motive. But the true object of your deSire is --

Michael: Yes?

Erica: Me. Obviously, you've come to Pine Valley to conquer me.

Michael: Hmm.

Chris: We got a situation here, Jackson.

Jack: Is that right?

Chris: Yeah, and it's not good.

Jack: Tell me something, Chris. Are we expecting Erica?

Chris: Erica? I don't want her anywhere near this mess. Do you remember that inspector from Scotland Yard, Desmond Little?

Jack: Yeah, sure. He was the guy in charge of the Aidan Devane murder investigation. Why?

Chris: Yeah, and your office released a woman who posed as a cop into Little's custody.

Jack: Right, and off they went back to jolly old England.

Chris: No, they never made it.

Jack: What do you mean, they never made it?

Chris: I had to tie up a few loose ends on the case, so I called Scotland Yard to speak to Inspector Little. You know what they tell me?

Jack: No. What?

Chris: There's no such guy. He doesn't exist.

Julian: Such control. I'd say you have extraordinary will power.

Maria: Who cares what you would say? You know, anybody who would kill his wife is pretty pathetic.

Julian: Is that so? Or maybe you're speaking from experience. Didn't your beloved husband keep you locked up? Who knows what he might have done if he'd found you with Aidan?

Maria: I'm stating the obvious, Julian -- you're a joke.

Julian: Well, Aidan won't be laughing, trust me. Neither will you. You make the slightest movement with that leg and your very lovely remains will be scattered on the beach for the birds on the beach for the birds to pick over. You think you can last? Of course you do. But for how many hours? Hmm? Oh, since you're being so stubborn, I'll let that be my secret.

Maria: More threats?

Julian: What? You're not having a good time here in paradise? Funny. I am. I'm especially enjoying the view. Oh, I wouldn't go to sleep if I was you. We do tend to toss and turn when we get things on our minds.

[Julian laughs]

Julian: Watch her. She's a fighter.

Man: Yes, Sir.

Julian: When Mr. Devane shows up, hold him until I return.

Man: Yes, Sir.

Julian: If she's not here, you won't be, either. Got it?

Man: Yes, Sir.

Greenlee: Yeah, so Simone did some on-line investigating --

Simone: And it turns out that Kendall's dream man carries an alias.

Greenlee: Yeah, not to mention a history of corporate raiding.

Simone: Yeah, and Cambias makes its living acquiring companies. And his talent is startups.

Greenlee: Yeah. So he was going to Kendall to get to us.

Simone: Yeah, and she had no clue.

Mia: Maybe he really does like her.

Greenlee: Yeah, hello? Can you spell setup?

Simone: Yeah, I mean, like, he was just in aspen by a happenchance at a cosmetic convention?

Greenlee: Yeah, and he just accidentally meets Kendall and just hands her some slick line?

Simone: Yeah, with a bogus name. Why would he do that?

Mia: Maybe he's married.

Greenlee: Yeah, well, either way, he's a cheater. It's a good thing I got to Kendall before she actually fell for the skeeze.

Mia: Oh, God. God, poor Kendall. She's going to be heartbroken.

Kendall: Hey, guys.

Mia: Kendall, hi. I just heard what happened. Is there anything that I can do for you?

Kendall: Uh -- about what?

Simone: Oh, please. Tell me you're not self-medicating. Been there, not the answer.

Greenlee: Maybe she's on a contact high from slapping the sucker.

Kendall: The only thing I'm high on is life.

Greenlee: Yeah, because you read charm boy the riot act and served his walking papers.

Simone: Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, I think you let him off too easy.

Greenlee: Yeah, that creep seduced you under false pretenses.

Simone: Mm-hmm. You should sue him.

Kendall: Sue -- sue him? For what?

Simone: Indecent exposure.

Greenlee: Mental cruelty.

Mia: Impersonating a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Greenlee: Mia, he is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Kendall: You guys, Michael -- Michael is not guilty of anything. If anything, it was an act of self-defense.

Greenlee: What was he defending himself against?

Kendall: Me.

Simone: You? Why?

Kendall: Look, Michael Cambias is mega-successful. He comes from a multimillion-dollar -- billion-dollar family. He was just making sure I wasn't some ski bunny gold digger before he told me who he really was.

Greenlee: So that you fell in love with him and not his Swiss bank account?

Mia: You know, that is really sweet. It's just -- it's like a fairy tale or something.

Greenlee: It's a complete crock.

Simone: Kendall, Kendall --

Kendall: I think it makes perfect sense.

Simone: All right, so where did you leave this frog?

Kendall: His name's Michael, and he's out of town on business, and when he comes back, I'm going to be waiting for him.

Greenlee: Kendall, when did you get to be so dumb?

Kendall: Look, Greenlee, I believe Michael, okay? I'm sorry if you don't, but I do.

Greenlee: Because you need to believe him. I mean, no one wants to admit that they're being used. But I'm telling you, your knight in shining armor -- he's doing something down and dirty. Guarantee it.

Michael: Well, I have to tell you, the idea that Erica Kane could be conquered, while enticing, is quite beyond my formidable powers.

Erica: Men have tried.

Michael: And failed.

Erica: Yet here you are.

Michael: As I said, my business is personal.

Erica: How's your father?

Michael: He's well. Thanks.

Erica: He tried to take Enchantment over.

Michael: Several times.

Erica: Couldn't pull it off.

Michael: He might have.

Erica: I suggested to him that he satisfy his lust for power elsewhere. I would suggest the same to you.

Michael: You know, he warned me -- you can be very persuasive.

Erica: I protect my interests. I'm a businesswoman.

Michael: No, that's like saying that the Mona Lisa is just a painting. What you are is exhilarating.

Erica: And you are your father's son. I recognize the approach -- flatter, beguile, and then move in for the kill.

Michael: I have no interest in enchantment, Erica.

Erica: Would you be horribly insulted if I called you a liar?

Maggie: You're here to set me straight?

Henry: Maggie, can we do this without getting into a thing?

Maggie: Okay, so I just shut up and let you spin the world according to Mr. Chin?

Henry: No, I just want to explain.

Maggie: Explain what? How different we are? How I will never get it? "Why don't you take a leap across the cultural divide?"

Henry: Look, I wasn't putting you down.

Maggie: Yeah, you were. You think that because I'm not Asian I can't possibly understand where you're coming from.

Henry: It's not something you have to deal with.

Maggie: But what if I want to deal with it? What if I want to understand who your family is and where they came from? What if I want to understand your culture and the things that make you who you are?

Henry: You know, you make me sound like some kind of research project.

Maggie: Well, I'm sorry, but, you know, you make it really darn hard to get to know you.

Henry: Look, you don't have to get to know me. You just have to be my lab partner.

Maggie: Well, you know, that's really hard, too, because Regina is down my neck every five minutes, reminding me that your kind and my kind -- we just don't mix.

Henry: Look, she can think whatever she wants to, all right?

Maggie: Excuse me. Are you endorsing the whole old-world thinking?

Henry: People have a right to believe what they want to.

Maggie: Okay, so then what do you believe? Do you agree with Regina? Do you think that you're too good for me?

Aidan: It's all right, Maureen.

Maria: Aidan, no! No! No! Don't come any closer, because he wired the cooler so that if I even move it will blow.

Henry: I don't need this.

Maggie: Fine. Fine. Walk away. Walk away like you always do. I'm just asking you a simple question.

Henry: Simple, right.

Maggie: Do you agree with her or not? Are you with Regina on this whole race thing or what?

Henry: Look, I know why she feels the way she does, and it's not for me to judge or condemn her viewpoint.

Maggie: But if it was me coming to you, saying that whites could not mix with Asians, this would be --

Henry: It's not the same thing, Maggie.

Maggie: Yes, it is the same thing. It is dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck, and no matter where you cut it, it is wrong.

Henry: Look, I am not the freaking U.N. Okay, I'm not here to argue race relations or do the culture clash.

Maggie: Okay, fine. So then why are you here?

Henry: Because Prof. Stevens made us lab partners and that's 60% of my grade.

Maggie: Okay, so you can tolerate me as long as you ace the class.

Henry: Can we work together, or do we have a problem?

Maggie: I don't have a problem, Henry. You do. Excuse me.

Kendall: Look, this overprotective thing you're doing is very sweet, but I trust Michael.

Greenlee: Why?

Kendall: I just do.

Simone: Because he's a good kisser?

Kendall: Yeah, he's a very good kisser, but that's not the reason. I just have a feeling about him.

Greenlee: Kendall, you're surfing a tidal wave of raging hormones.

Simone: Oh, the heart wants what it wants.

Mia: Yeah, well, we've all been there.

Kendall: Gee, it's really flattering to know that you guys think Michael is just using me. Thank you.

Simone: Well, I mean, he is a man, isn't he?

Mia: A guy is still a guy.

Greenlee: They have a point.

Kendall: Yeah, and they'll promise you the moon and the stars, but when it's all over, they just walk out on you. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but Michaelís not like that. He's not a flat leaver. He likes me for me.

Greenlee: Yeah, right.

Kendall: It's true! He hasn't made one move on me that I didn't want him to make. He didn't even try to talk me into going to bed with him. He is a perfect gentleman. That has to count for something, right?

Michael: Yeah, hostile takeovers are a thing of the past.

Erica: You can honestly say that you have no interest in acquiring Enchantment?

Michael: Would you stay on?

Erica: As your puppet? Absolutely not.

Michael: Well, then, what would be the point? Without you, there is no Enchantment.

Erica: Then what exactly do you want, Michael?

Michael: My business philosophy embraces cooperation, not conquest.

Erica: Hugs, not hegemony.

Michael: One hand washing the other.

Erica: Clasped in solidarity.

Michael: Radical, no?

Erica: Radical, yes, in these times.

Michael: Erica, you are aware that there are areas of mutual interests that exists between Enchantment and Cambias Industries?

Erica: For example?

Michael: For example, how satisfied you are with the performance of your eastern European distributor.

Erica: I always think there's room for improvement.

Michael: Well, there's a small but profitable Hungarian firm that markets a skin cream that complements your existing line.

Erica: Yes, I'm already aware of that firm, and I'm currently exploring my options.

Michael: Well, the owner and I were at school together. A call from me would clinch the deal.

Erica: What's in it for you, Michael?

Michael: I have an interest in the company.

Erica: And Enchantment.

Michael: Well, as my father would say, I'd like to get into bed with you.

Erica: I don't do business that way.

Michael: Well, give me the chance to change your mind. I'll assemble a proposal exploring the benefits of a joint venture. If it makes sense, we'll go from there.

Erica: All right, I'll try to keep an open mind. Give my best to your father. And, Michael, you're much better at this than I thought you'd be.

Michael: And I thought you hadn't noticed.

Jack: Wait a minute. Inspector Little was --

Chris: Is another imposter. Inspector Little and his prisoner -- well, they've just disappeared.

Jack: Morgan.

Chris: Right. Yeah, we got zip on her, too.

Jack: Oh, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. This woman is an accessory to murder, Chris.

Chris: Nope, nope, nope, she had nothing to do with the Fiona Sinclair murder -- nothing.

Jack: Okay, and Aidan's been cleared, and I must presume that Fiona did not slit her own throat, so who the hell are we looking at now?

Chris: Fiona's husband, Julian. He didn't like his wife fooling around with another guy, so he killed her and he hung a frame around Aidan.

Maria: Aidan, don't come any closer. Please don't move.

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

Marie: Don't move.

Aidan: Whatever's under this lid, I can take care of it.

Maria: No, no, Julian fixed it so that if you even touch it it's going to kill us both.

Aidan: That's what he told you?

Maria: Yes, he told me that if I even so much as sneeze I was going to end up in pieces. Just -- I don't know. Just leave me here for the --

Aidan: Don't worry. Don't worry. I've taken apart land mines before. You've got to trust me.

Maria: I do trust you. It's him that I don't trust. He and Morgan were in the suite when I got there, and he left Morgan pulling a gun on Kingman, so Kingman's the one that really needs you right now. She's very trigger happy.

Aidan: Kingman can take care of himself. I need to disarm this bomb right now.

Maria: But how are you going to do that? With what?

Aidan: I've got everything I need right here.

Maria: Oh, my God. You can't be serious?

Aidan: Don't worry. First, I need to stabilize the motion detector, okay?

Maria: Okay, what's going on? What's happening?

Aidan: It's okay. So relax, relax. Now Iím going to deactivate the timer. All right?

Aidan: And now a couple of more things that I need to disarm.

Maria: Oh, my God, oh, my God. Aidan --

Aidan: Don't worry. Don't move. Don't move. I'm very careful and very skilled. Stay still, stay still.

Maria: Okay, Aidan --

Aidan: It's all right. It's coming. Be very still. Here we go. It's done.

Maria: What -- that's it?

Aidan: Yeah.

Maria: You stopped it?

Aidan: I stopped it for now.

Maria: Okay, what do you mean, "For now"?

Aidan: Well, it could have a secondary switch, so I'm going to grab this rock, I'm going to smack that chain, and I want you to be ready to run, okay?

Maria: Okay. I'm ready.

Aidan: Are you ready?

Maria: Yeah, I'm ready, I'm ready.

Aidan: On three.

Maria: Okay.

Aidan: One, two, three.

Henry: I don't have a problem, okay?

Maggie: Well, Regina says --

Henry: I don't see things the way she does. I don't see things the way you do, either.

Maggie: About what?

Henry: About lots of things. I mean, we're polar opposites.

Maggie: Of course we're different. Everybody's different. I I mean, you don't have to just be one way.

Henry: How can I make you see what I'm really --

Maggie: See what? See you? I see you. I finally saw you the other day when we were sitting there talking at the student center. I mean, for once, I understood Henry the grind. I saw Henry the human. I mean, after five minutes, I learned more about you than I have the entire freaking semester. But you probably think there's something wrong with that. Rather than getting under the skin of things, you'd rather be sitting there hitting the books.

Henry: Like, Maggie, we have two things in common -- we both want to be doctors and we both need to ace O-Chem. Now, we can work together or we can do this alone. It's your call.

Maggie: It's not my call because I don't have a problem with who you are. I don't care if you're Chinese or African American. I don't care if you're half Springer spaniel or half man. I just want a lab partner who accepts me for who I am and who's smart enough to realize that we can make a great team. You know, that's not really hard to ask. Please do not make me be the deal-breaker, okay? So until you figure out what you want in this whole perfect world of yours, then you can let me know.

Jack: So this theory of yours that Aidan Devane was framed --

Chris: Is no theory. I got word that forensic evidence was tampered with to implicate Devane.

Jack: And all this time Devane's been on the run from the cops with Maria Grey, or Maureen Gorman or whatever the hell she's calling herself these days. You know, Chris, somehow we've got to get word to this guy that he is no longer a homicide suspect.

Chris: Yeah, well, Jackson, my gut tells me that Devane is not on the run from the cops.

Jack: Okay, so who's he on the run from?

Chris: Well, it turns out Devane was the guy fooling around with Julian's wife --

Jack: Oh, brother.

Chris: So Julian goes into a jealous rage and he whacked his wife.

Jack: So now, of course, you think that Aidan's running from Julian.

Chris: Well, my sources tell me Devane runs from nobody. So the way I figure it, he's trying to find Julian before Julian finds him.

Jack: So he can launch a preemptive strike, kill him before he gets killed.

Chris: Law of the jungle.

Jack: Chris, you don't happen to have a photograph of this Julian guy, by any chance, do you? Oh, gosh, let me guess. Don't even bother showing me. Inspector Little, right?

Chris: Jackson, we've been royally screwed.

Jack: Oh, brother.

Erica: Chris, please, I can explain everything.

Chris: What's to explain?

Erica: Where I've been. I'm sorry. I'm late. I was detained at a meeting, and I should have called you.

Chris: What am I, some kind of an ogre cracking a whip? You don't have to punch a time clock in with me.

Erica: I know that. I know that. I just was so afraid that you might be worried.

[Phone rings]

Chris: I got to take this. Excuse me.

Jack: Sure, sure.

Chris: Yeah?

Erica: Jack --

Jack: Erica, you just about blew it.

Erica: What in heaven's name are you doing here?

Jack: Chris and I are working on a case. That's what I'm doing here.

Erica: Well, when I walked in, you both had such a grim look on your face, naturally I --

Jack: Naturally, you figured I'd ratted you out to your fiancť, told him that you and I made love. That's part of your master plan, isn't it?

Erica: I told you, I don't have a master plan, and I would never want Chris hurt like that.

Jack: But you want out. You want out so badly you can taste it. But guess what -- I'm not your fall guy anymore.

Erica: You have no respect for me at all, do you?

Jack: I have as much respect for you as you have for me. But our little fling -- it's still our secret -- for now.

Erica: Get out.

Jack: You don't get rid of me that easily. Now I'm in your life, Erica, for better or worse, so you know what? You might as well enjoy it.

Chris: Where's Jackson?

Erica: He had to go.

Chris: You two dusting it up?

Erica: What?

Chris: You -- you seem a little tense. I thought maybe you two had words.

Erica: No, no, of course not, nothing like that. No, he just had to get back to the office is all.

Chris: We weren't finished talking here.

Erica: Oh, well, I'm sure he'll come back.

Greenlee: Come on, Kendall, get real. Do you truly think just because Michael hasn't made the big move yet he's not going to?

Kendall: I hope he does. When the time is right and we know each other better --

Mia: And the moon is full and there's champagne and the two of you are dancing to music that only you can hear.

Greenlee: In your case, Mia, that would be a looney tune.

Mia: Hmm, and Michael makes you feel like it's the first time and you're the only woman in the whole world and you fall madly in love.

Kendall: Only if I want it to go that way.

Simone: Oh, come on, Kendall, like you're not halfway there.

Kendall: Oh, come on. Michael is charming. Is it so wrong to want to be charmed?

Simone: No, no, it's not. We just don't want you to be --

Kendall: Okay, here comes a flattering fill-in-the-blank. You don't want me to be used and trashed and jilted, taken advantage of -- oh, come on, you guys. Give me a little credit for some brains here, please.

Greenlee: All right, Kendall, if one of us was with a guy that got tripped up for lying, what would you say? Be honest. You'd say that if he lies once for whatever reason he's going to lie again. He can't be trusted.

Kendall: Greenlee, when you and Leo first got engaged, you found out that he came to town to steal your trust fund. But you found it in your heart to forgive him and give him a second chance. And it's a good thing you did, because Leo was the best thing that ever happened to you.

Greenlee: I hope you'll be as lucky as I was.

Kendall: So do I.

Michael: Yeah, of course I remembered you to Erica.

Attendant: Anything else?

Michael: Yeah, she told me to tell you a bear hug wouldn't work. No, no, I have no idea where that came from. Father, I swore we had no plans to acquire Enchantment. Well, why should she believe me? Sometimes being your son doesn't work to my advantage. Yeah. I'll be home for a few days, and then I'm going back to Pine Valley. For a lot of reasons.

Aidan: We can't go on like this.

Maria: No, we've got to keep going. We can't stop now. Where are we headed to?

Aidan: We need to get as far away from the hotel as possible.

Maria: Okay, okay, let's go.

Aidan: Julian may have men staked everywhere. Be careful.

Morgan: That didn't take long. They dead?

Julian: No. They got away.

Kingman: Yes, that's my man.

Morgan: What? They're gone?

Julian: Well, they can't have gone far.

Kingman: Or they could already be on another island. Face it; you're no match for Aidan Devane. You should give it up right now.

Morgan: What did you go and do that for? I almost had him in checkmate.

Maria: Oh, wait --

Aidan: All right, that's it.

Maria: No, no --

Aidan: We're stopping.

Maria: No, we've got to keep going. Aidan, we've got to keep going. I don't want Julian to catch us here because of me.

Aidan: I'm serious. Just stay here.

Maria: I don't want to stop. It's going to be our fault.

Aidan: None of this is your fault, Maureen. Come here. I'm going to pick your lock. I'm going to get this off of your ankle.

Maria: With that knife?

Aidan: Yeah, well, I'm going to give it my best shot.

Maria: Okay. Ah -- ow, ow, ow, ow.

Aidan: Sorry.

Mari: Okay.

Aidan: Oh, I should have made the time and taken this off ages ago. Your ankle's all bruised, darling.

Maria: That's okay. We're alive. That's all that matters. Hey, you don't happen to have some, like, jetpack or something that's going to fly us out of here or some, I don't know, minisub or something great in the next cove waiting for us?

Aidan: No.

Maria: Ouch.

Aidan: Just a knife, I'm afraid.

Maria: Okay. Well, it's the man, not the tools that make the difference.

Aidan: Well, I hope you're right.

Maria: Oh. Oh, man, that is much better. Much better. Thank you.

Aidan: Come here.

Maria: Thank you.

Aidan: I'm going to make this up to you, Maureen, all of it. I promise.

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

Marcos: You're hot? You need me?

Greenlee: Somebody sent me a valentine? It's from Leo.

Henry: All the prejudice and all the bigotry in the world can't stop me from feeling the way that I feel about you.

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