All My Children Transcript Monday 4/14/03
Proofread by Alicia
Edmund: Remind me to tell you about the goat.
Mia: The goat?
Edmund: Yeah. It's a Hungarian wedding tradition.
Mia: Oh, my God. You didn't eat it, did you?
Edmund: No. No, the goat is fat and happy. How about you? Are you happy?
Mia: Very happy.
Maddie: Stop it! This is Mommy's place.
Brooke: Hey, there.
Jack: Hey. Hey.
Tad: What, that's it? That's all you're having?
Joe: Yeah. Got a meeting with the board this morning.
Joe: You're eating enough for both of us.
Tad: It's high-carbo. Bet you'd have time for a real breakfast if Jakeís little surprise getaway hadn't forced you back into being chief of staff at the hospital.
Joe: All right, all right. Don't be angry at Jake.
Tad: Are you honestly saying you're not?
Joe: He had his reasons. He had his reasons, and he's always been very impulsive, and I'm getting too old to be worried about --
Lysistrata: Joe Martin, old? Never!
Flanders: You wanted to see me?
Chris: Sit. Cup of coffee, please.
Flanders: So, what's the --
Chris: Hey -- thank you.
Joe: Lyssie! What a pleasant surprise. How have you been?
Tad: I'm guessing you know each other?
Joe: Yeah. Yeah, we met at a medical convention. Sit down, sit down.
Lysistrata: And your father -- let me tell you, he knows how to party.
Tad: He does?
Joe: Well, I never could resist "the Macarena," could I? Are you practicing in Pine Valley now? How long?
Tad: Long enough to know you only Macarena with mom.
Lysistrata: Thaddeus Martin, get your mind out of the gutter!
Joe: My son has always had a problem of an overactive imagination.
Lysistrata: Well, now, you've got quite the imagination yourself. Why are the good ones always taken?
Tad: They're not.
Flanders: I know about your ex. I read the papers.
Chris: You only need to know what I tell you to know.
Flanders: So, what's the word?
Chris: Montgomery. Blindsided me, stabbed me in the back.
Flanders: I'll stop him dead.
Chris: The hell you will. Look, this is my deal. You do what I tell you to do. He's been making some noise about running for office. I want you to dig some dirt up on him.
Flanders: I got news for you. Politicians up to their keisters in dirt get elected all the time.
Chris: He's my problem. We'll do it my way.
Flanders: Yeah, and he's always going to be a problem unless you stop him for good. You know what I'm saying? You know, take a direct route.
Chris: That's not an option, you hear me?
Brooke: Uh, towel?
Jack: Yeah, not a bad idea. So, what brings you here?
Brooke: Oh, I had some clothing donations to drop off for the women's shelter.
Jack: Well, that's nice of you. Don't let me keep you.
Brooke: You're not. You're not going to get off that easy.
Jack: Here it comes, huh?
Brooke: Uh-huh, yep.
Jack: All right. Come on, walk with me.
Brooke: Okey-doke. First of all, let me say I think it's wonderful.
Jack: You do?
Brooke: Yes -- that you took on a foster son. I do.
Jack: Ah, Reggie, Reggie. Reggie's a good kid. He is. I'm just, you know, trying to help him maybe beat the odds, stay off the street.
Brooke: Well, I know that you would go that, you know -- I mean, I understand you'd go that extra distance to -- to make a difference in a kid's life.
Brooke: What I don't understand is why you would ask Erica to marry you. I mean, what where you thinking?
Jack: I wasn't thinking, Brooke. I'm in love.
Brooke: All of a sudden?
Jack: No, not all of a sudden. You know Iíve had feelings for Erica for years. Come on.
Brooke: Yeah, so have I.
Jack: Well, not exactly the same kind of feelings.
Brooke: Well, I'm your friend.
Jack: I know you are. And as my friend, I hope you'll understand I have to do this.
Brooke: Since when, and why now? What happened?
Jack: Erica and I realized that we're meant to be together -- or at least I did.
Brooke: While she was engaged to Chris?
Jack: Yeah, well, it's been -- you know, it's been coming on for a while.
Brooke: Ja-- Jackson, you didn't?
Brooke: You did? You slept with Erica?
Jack: Yeah, I did, Brooke. Is that so hard to understand?
Brooke: No, no. I understand completely. I just -- oh. I just think it's typical Erica. I think that when she feels the walls of a relationship closing in, she looks for an out.
Jack: No, no, no, no. This time it was absolutely mutual. Nobody used anybody, I promise you.
Brooke: Jackson --
Jack: Brooke, look, you're my friend, right? You got to realize Iím -- I'm ready to take this risk.
Brooke: Ok, fine. You know, you want to love Erica, do it from a distance. A safe distance. I think you should just let her go, Jack, and get on with your life.
Edmund: Maddie, what are you doing here?
Maddie: What's she doing here?
Edmund: Well, I invited Mia for breakfast, and now Iím showing her around. Now, what are you doing in the chapel?
Maddie: I like to come here to think about mommy. But I canít. Not if she's here.
Edmund: Ahem. Maddie --
Mia: No, it's ok. It's all right. Is the chapel special because this is where you saw your mom when she came back?
Mia: Yeah. She was gone a long time, wasn't she? Well, no wonder this place means so much to you.
Maddie: Go away!
Edmund: Maddie, that's not very nice. Now, come on.
Maureen: I told you, I am not Maria.
Maria: Of course you are.
Maureen: No, I'm not. I'm not, and Iím supposed to --
Maria: You're what? You're getting married? You canít. There's no one there.
Maureen: Why don't you leave me alone? Why can't you just leave me alone? You can't tell me who to love and who to be and how to act! I've -- I've got plans, ok? I have a life. I have dreams and things that I want to do. I'm real! I exist!
Lysistrata: I could tell it was Tad's first time.
Tad: Uh, I have been on a motorcycle before.
Lysistrata: But not on my hog, and not as my passenger. Tad held on to me so tightly, when we got off, it took half an hour to get his arms just straightened out.
Joe: Well, just -- just tell me you were wearing helmets, huh?
Joe: Oh, excuse me. Dr. Martin.
Lysistrata: Isn't he adorable to be so protective of you, even now?
Joe: Well, tell her to meet me at my office. Yeah, I'm on my way now. Bye.
Tad: Oh, no, you donít. What about your breakfast?
Joe: I'll take it with me.
Lysistrata: Oh --
Tad: Ah -- not on the lips.
Lysistrata: It was so great to see you. Let's catch up with tequila shots really soon, ok?
Joe: Ok. You've got a date. Thank you. Bye.
Lysistrata: Oh, he is such a hunk.
Tad: Depends on how much tequila you're talking about.
Chris: No stupid moves against Montgomery -- I'm warning you.
Flanders: The only stupid thing is to let him keep breathing.
Chris: What the hell is with you and him?
Flanders: He put my brother away a few years back -- armed robbery.
Chris: He's doing his job.
Flanders: No, no, no, no. This was personal. He brought up priors, he went for the max. So you want me to disappear Montgomery, I am ready.
Chris: Yeah, well, I'm not.
Flanders: All I'm saying is if you do, the sooner the better. You want me to start on this -- this dirt-digging now?
Chris: No, I'm going to give you a heads-up. There's something I want to try before I do anything first.
Flanders: Whatever you say, Agent Stamp.
Brooke: We're talking about you. We're not talking about me and Edmund.
Jack: Brooke, we're talking about love here. We're talking about choices.
Brooke: And I made the wrong one, and I don't want to see you make the same mistake.
Jack: You were in love with Edmund for so long, and when you had a chance to have another try at it, you took it. You know, you took it.
Brooke: Yeah, and look how well that turned out.
Jack: Yeah, but you took the risk. You went for it, and you got your answer. Now I need to get mine.
Brooke: I think even when you love somebody, love is not always enough.
Jack: I know that, Brooke. I do. Maybe you just -- maybe you gave up too soon.
Brooke: Oh, gave up? Excuse me. When Edmund found out what I had done, there was really nothing left to fight for.
Jack: Yeah, well, there's plenty of fight left in me. Look, I'm not backing off this time. I'm digging in. Erica knows, she realizes that we are supposed to be together. She does.
Brooke: Are you sure about that?
Jack: Yes, Iím sure about that. Our love has been tested over and over and over, Brooke, and it's stronger than it's ever been.
Brooke: Is it strong enough to survive a marriage?
Jack: Why does everybody keep asking that question?
Yes. Yes. I think it'll even become stronger. Listen to me -- I know her better than any man in the world. I know what Erica needs.
Brooke: What about your needs?
Jack: I don't follow you.
Brooke: Jack, she's not going to change.
Jack: Brooke, I don't want her to change.
Brooke: Oh, God.
Brooke: You got it bad.
Jack: Yeah. Yeah, I guess I do.
Brooke: So, now what?
Jack: Well, she knows where I stand, and Iím waiting to hear her answer. And --
Brooke: You know, I think it's very easy to think it's just the two of you involved in this relationship. I know when I was in love with Edmund and I thought we were meant to be together, I hurt a lot of people in order to make that happen, and I would hate for you to do that.
Jack: I take it you're talking about Chris?
Brooke: Yeah, because he was crazy about her.
Jack: Well, he's crazy, all right. Look, I never said I was proud of how this happened.
Brooke: Did you make your peace with him?
Jack: No. No. No, I think Chris would rather see me in pieces, actually, or at least he's making a lot of noise to that effect.
Brooke: Well, as long as that's all it is -- noise.
Jack: Yeah, I'm sure that's all it is. Don't worry about me.
Brooke: Are you sure?
Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Brooke: Are you?
Jack: I'm absolutely positive. Don't worry about me, I'm fine.
Brooke: All right, all right. I won't, and I hope you're fine, and -- anyway, you know, if you need anything, I'm around.
Jack: Yeah, I know you are -- to give me an earful for my own good.
Brooke: Yeah, and who better than me?
Jack: I couldn't say it better myself. Thank you.
Brooke: Ok. Take your sweaty animal magnetism --
Brooke: Somewhere else, you. Just -- just be careful, would you?
Jack: All right. Thanks.
Mia: Maddie, I know why you're upset with me being here.
Maddie: You do?
Mia: Yeah. This is where you come when you want to feel close to your mommy. So, if you don't want me to come here, I won't, ever. But I got to tell you, I really like hanging out with your daddy. So I might be at the house sometimes, maybe even the stables. I swear, Maddie, you have nothing -- nothing to worry about. Do you know what I mean?
Mia: I promise that I am not going to keep your mom away. And I don't want to take her place. Not with you, not with your dad. Does that make any sense to you?
Maddie: You're not going to marry my daddy?
Mia: Marry your daddy? No way. No. Are you kidding me?
Maddie: For real?
Mia: For real. We're just friends. We might even get to be good friends, but we're friends and that's it. So can you and I be friends and shake on it?
Maddie: I got to go find Sammy.
Edmund: Maddie? Aren't you going to say goodbye to Mia?
Maddie: I guess. Bye, Mia.
Maria: Joe. Joe, Iím so glad you're here.
Joe: My goodness.
Maria: Thank God.
Joe: I didn't expect you for another 10 minutes.
Joe: You must've flown.
Maria: Well, if I -- if I could've, I would've.
Joe: What? What's happened, Maureen?
Tad: See, here, Iíve been a lot of things in my time, including jealous. But jealous of my father ain't one of them.
Lysistrata: You can admit it.
Tad: There's nothing to admit. Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to finish my breakfast without being psychoanalyzed.
Lysistrata: You see a couch around here?
Tad: Hmm. Ok. Fair enough. It's just that I am not used to seeing a woman I'm interested in the middle of a lip-lock with my father.
Lysistrata: Huh. You're interested in me?
Lysistrata: On what?
Tad: If you let me eat the rest of my breakfast without psychologically tearing me apart.
Lysistrata: Do you always eat that?
Tad: As often as possible. What does that mean? I'm a flake?
Lysistrata: You're adventurous.
Tad: I'd have to be to ask you out again.
Lysistrata: You mean a second time?
Tad: Yeah. A second time. So, doc, what do you say?
Lysistrata: Well, what do you have in mind?
Tad: Something that doesn't involve picking bugs out of my teeth.
Lysistrata: That's a start.
Mia: Was what I said ok? I mean, I just -- I hope you don't mind me sort of jumping in with Maddie like that.
Edmund: So, you don't want to marry me, huh?
Mia: Oh, not a chance, no. No, I can't marry anyone. I got to figure myself out first. Mm-hmm. So, is this where you married Maria?
Edmund: No, this is actually where I married Brooke, about 10 minutes before I found out that Maria was still alive.
Mia: Sounds like you ought to stay away from marriage, too, for a little while, at least.
Edmund: When I saw Brooke walking down the aisle, I said to myself, "there is my true love. That's the woman Iím going to spend the rest of my life with."
Mia: And then Maria showed up?
Edmund: Yeah. Then I said, "well, there's my true love." I didn't realize what a stupid, hopeless romantic I was. I mean, I thought love is the answer to everything.
Mia: We want it to be.
Edmund: Yeah, well, I blew it with both of them, all in the name of love.
Mia: Yeah, well, I blew it with Jake before I even got down the aisle.
Edmund: So we both tanked at love.
Mia: Well, I guess that leaves us only one option.
Edmund: You suggesting we just fool around?
Joe: I'll help you in any way I can. Why don't you have a seat?
Maria: I canít. You know, I think I'm too -- to sit. I -- I feel like Iím going crazy, to tell you the truth.
Joe: What's brought all this about?
Maria: I feel like -- I feel like Iím being split in two. And what's even stranger is that it's happening right when I really feel like everybody's starting to accept me as Maureen.
Joe: But where is this coming from?
Maria: Well, I -- I had this dream this morning, and I -- I was myself. I was Maureen, and -- but I was also Maria. And I was getting married, and Maria stopped me because she -- she said that I -- I wasn't real, that I didn't exist.
Joe: Mm-hmm. And then what?
Maria: I woke up, and when I woke up, I -- I just -- I've had this sick feeling ever since.
Joe: You were scared.
Maria: Yeah, I'm terrified.
Joe: Maybe this is something you can take up with Dr. McMillan.
Maria: No, no, no, no, no. No, you know me, Joe. You knew me before and you know me now, and I really trust you, and I --
Maria: So, tell me -- I mean, do you -- you think I'm real, right? Or am I just -- am I totally out of my mind? I don't know. What?
Joe: No, I think you're very real, Maureen.
Maria: I don't even know anymore. I don't know because that dream just seemed so real.
Joe: What scared you about it so much?
Maria: It -- it made me question everything -- everything that I think, everything that I have come to value. It's because I have a life now. I feel like I've got a life. I'm finally not running. I don't have a past that Iím constantly wondering about. I have a home and I have a future.
Joe: And you think that remembering your past is a threat to what you've got, to your happiness?
Maria: Well -- the kids. I mean, my kids. I -- they want a mommy, and I really want to remember being their mommy.
Maria: And I -- Iíve just hurt them so much, Joe, and I really want to make it right for them.
Joe: What about what's right for you?
Maria: Oh, well, I thought I had that figured out. I mean, I thought I was having a life with Aidan. I was going to go back to medical school. I was having a relationship with the kids.
Maria: But it's like it's impossible. This is impossible because Iím straddling two totally different worlds. I want to live my life as Maureen -- as Maureen Gorman, but I can't completely ignore my life as Maria Grey. And I feel like I'm being ripped in two. Because every day I wake up and I think, "is this it? I mean, is the day that my past comes crashing back in on me?"
Joe: So, what do you want?
Jack: Chris, I didn't hear you come in. You up for a little one-on-one?
Chris: I'm not here to play, Jackson.
Jack: No, I didn't think so. So what are you here for, Chris?
Chris: Well, I'm just trying to figure you out.
Jack: Well, that can't be too tough. I'm a pretty simple guy.
Chris: I bet everybody buys that. Me, I had to learn otherwise. You know, the day that I put that ring on Ericaís finger was one of the happiest days of my life. And then you come along and she throws it in my face. And you just happened to be there. You picked it up and you handed it to me. Did you -- did you enjoy that moment?
Jack: I haven't enjoyed any of this, Chris.
Chris: The hell you haven't.
Jack: Well, if that's what you think, then you don't know me.
Chris: You got that right. You see, I thought you were a friend.
Jack: We've covered this.
Chris: You know, all the time that you were giving me advice about Erica, you were making your own plans, you were buying your own rock, and I just didn't see it until it hit me right between the eyes.
Jack: Yeah, me, either, Chris. This is not the way I wanted this to happen.
Chris: That's bull. You lied to me, you manipulated her.
Jack: I manipulated Erica? That can't be done. Look, if she was so happy with you --
Chris: She was happy. We were happy. And then you started to put ideas in her head!
Jack: Yeah, you're going to believe what you're going to believe, so --
Chris: I want to believe that -- that you're a decent guy and you're going to realize you made a mistake.
Jack: A mistake?
Chris: Yeah, by tearing us apart, leading her on.
Jack: I didn't lead her on.
Chris: Ok, then do the right thing. Make it right.
Chris: Right here, right now, I'm giving you the opportunity to do the right thing.
Jack: Well, spell it out for me. What are you getting at here, Chris?
Chris: Let it go.
Jack: Let what go?
Chris: The idea of marrying Erica. Just let it go.
Jack: "Let her go," or what? What, are you threatening me here?
Chris: I want what's right for Erica.
Jack: Oh, what's right for Erica, or maybe for you.
Chris: For all of us.
Jack: What the hell is going on? I mean, what's this about here?
Chris: It's about Erica. Her weakness -- men. She's made a lot of mistakes.
Jack: Oh, and you think I'm one of those mistakes?
Chris: Well, maybe so am I, but you? You fall into the sack. You sneak around, you prey on her weakness, then you propose to her? That's not love.
Jack: Chris, I have loved Erica for years.
Chris: No, no, no, no. You're holding on to a past that never existed, and you're using Erica to do it. I'm not going to let you.
Jack: You're not going to let me?
Jack: I see. Look, Chris, I understand that this has hurt you, and Iím very sorry about that.
Chris: You going to let it go?
Jack: This discussion's over. I have a workout to finish.
Joe: You want to remember your past, Maureen?
Maria: I just -- I want to be free.
Joe: And your past is holding you back?
Maria: Well, I feel like it's crushing me. I -- I may not remember being Maria, but Maria and the past are part of who I am now. I mean, I've got ties, Iíve got fam-- there's history and things that -- there's ties that can't be broken whether I remember them or not.
Joe: Your life as Maureen is just as valid.
Maria: Yeah, I mean, it wasn't -- it wasn't really much of a life until just recently, but that's all thanks to David Hayward and all of his lies. I was on the run, I was in hiding, I couldn't talk to anyone, I didn't trust anyone. I mean, I didn't dare feel anything for anybody, except for the kids that I worked with.
Joe: And then?
Maria: Well, now, for the first time in my life, I actually -- well, the life that I know and remember as Maureen -- I actually feel safe. I feel like, you know, if somebody asked me what I've been up to, I don't have to move to a new town. I know where Iím going to be in the morning, I know where Iím waking up, and I know where Iím -- who Iím waking up with.
Joe: Aidan Devane?
Maria: Yeah. He's -- he's given me so much, Joe, because falling in love is -- it's brand-new to me. I -- to feel connected to somebody for the first time, to -- to share everything, to really open your heart and not be afraid.
Maria: I mean, loving him has just -- it's changed my life.
Joe: And you don't want to lose him.
Maria: No. No, and he's -- I mean, he's really the one who helped me find myself because for years I thought that I was this horrific person. I thought I killed someone, for God's sake. And he believed in me. He believed in me when I couldn't.
Joe: Well, he certainly stood by you through an awful lot.
Maria: Because he didn't care about the past. He just cared about me. I've -- I've never felt such complete love.
Joe: Maria and Edmund did.
Maria: Yeah. Well, that's -- that's part of what has me so scared, because I -- well, that dream made me feel like I could wake up one day and Maureen Gorman would just be gone. And that would be it. And if Maureenís gone, then my love for Aidan would be gone.
Maria: Right? I --
Joe: Look, just because -- recovering your memory doesn't necessarily mean that Maureenís going to disappear.
Maria: No -- yeah, that's true. I mean, Aidan has given me faith in myself, he's given me faith in our love, and I really feel like now Iím ready. I'm ready to do whatever I have to do.
Joe: Which is what?
Maria: Which is -- I don't know, but I just -- I can't go on not knowing anymore. I -- I can't -- I can't go on hurting people like Aidan and Edmund and the kids all because I'm afraid.
Joe: Uh-huh. You're ready for answers?
Maria: Yeah, I'm ready to do whatever I need to do to get control of my life again.
Joe: I can't give you the answers you want.
Lysistrata: Do you want it to be? Tame, I mean.
Tad: Do all shrinks do that? Answer a question with a question?
Lysistrata: I'm just curious about the man behind the cereal.
Tad: Well, for one thing, he would rather go to a classic movie than go bungee jumping.
Lysistrata: What movie?
Tad: "Some like it hot."
Lysistrata: I bet you do.
Tad: You're doing it again.
Lysistrata: I'm sorry. Go on.
Tad: And dinner, also classic. You know, no fancy sauces or strange, foreign names.
Lysistrata: A purist.
Tad: In a way. And, last but not least, a perfect bottle of wine.
Lysistrata: What kind?
Tad: Orsini Cabernet, reserve 1994. Oh, don't tell me -- it's too domestic. Too red?
Lysistrata: What else?
Tad: You'll just have to wait and see. What now?
Lysistrata: Nothing. That was perfect. Relax.
Tad: I am relaxed.
Tad: What are you laughing at?
Mia: We should go.
Mia: I just don't want Maddie come in here, finding me kissing her dad.
Edmund: You were great with her.
Mia: You think?
Edmund: You were honest. I like that.
Mia: Yeah. Well, I don't want her to think Iím a liar, so do you have some etchings or something you could show me?
Maddie: Come quick!
Edmund: What is it? What is it?
Maddie: The first daffodils are here. They're yellow and they're beautiful.
Edmund: Oh. Well, this is a very important rite of spring. Maddie planted the bulbs.
Maddie: Come quick, Daddy!
Maria: Hayward could be the key to getting control of my life.
Joe: Well, before you go that way, I would like you to consider more orthodox means. These are all your records that we've got since you came back to Pine Valley. It's got everything -- it's got the C.T. Scan, E.K.G., blood work, all that. I'd like you to run a new series.
Maria: But how's -- how's that going to help me?
Joe: I'm going to put you in touch with our top neurosurgeon this afternoon, and he'll look over these tests and the others, and if there's any change, he'll decide the best way to proceed.
Jack: Oh, if I know what's good for me, huh? Now, that definitely sounds like a threat.
Chris: You going to walk away?
Jack: No, Chris, Iím not going anywhere. Not unless Erica tells me she doesn't want to spend the rest of her life with me. So don't you come around here like some kind of a street punk trying to strong-arm me. You and Erica are over. You don't have any say in her life.
Chris: I'll decide that.
Jack: Yeah? Is that right?
Aidan: Hey, break it up!
Chris: You stay out of this! Stay out of it!
Aidan: It's too late! Now, why don't you leave!
Chris: I gave you a chance! You should've taken it.
Aidan: What the hell happened?
Jack: Gee, I don't know, exactly, Aidan, but it sounded to me like a threat. How about to you?
Aidan: Yeah, it was.
Aidan: Take a look at this.
Jack: What's this?
Jack: How'd you get this?
Aidan: I put a bug on Stamp yesterday. I recorded that this morning.
Jack: So, what did you get?
Aidan: A lot. Plenty.
Jack: Who's on it? Who's -- who's Stamp talking to?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
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