AMC Transcript Monday 5/19/03

 

All My Children Transcript Monday 5/19/03

Provided By Suzanne

Proofread by Alicia

(missing the beginning)

Edmund: This guy tried to kill Mia. He's after my daughter. We need bigger guns.

Derek: I talked to the bureau. They're sending somebody down.

Edmund: What about Chris Stamp?

Derek: He's taken an extended leave. I heard something about him going down to Italy.

Edmund: What, trying to get over Erica?

Derek: I feel for the guy. He took a real hit.

Edmund: Yeah. He'll tough it out.

Derek: Hell, yeah. Agent Stamp will be back, big and bad as ever.

[foghorn sounds]

[Evan grunts]

[splash]

Evan: Ciao, agent Stamp.

Michael: Well, this is it, Father -- the day I take down Erica Kane, with the press out in full force to record her last gasp.

Mr. Cambias: Don't count your stock options just yet. Erica is a formidable opponent. You'd be a fool to underestimate her.

Michael: Oh, no, no. This time I'm going to succeed where you failed.

Mr. Cambias: Perhaps. Perhaps not.

Michael: Thanks for the ringing endorsement.

Mr. Cambias: Michael, I've spent years building Cambias Industries.

Michael: Yes, and you won't live forever, Father. Only the son that you groomed to take over didn't live to ascend the throne. Now, I may not be the favored son, but I am the future of Cambias Industries. And after today, even you won't doubt me.

Kendall: Come on already, Greenlee. I don't want to miss the fun.

Greenlee: Kendall, we don't have time for this. We have a company to run and a new ad blitz to brainstorm.

Kendall: We've also got ringside seats for the clash of the titans.

Greenlee: Oh, you mean your sleazy boyfriend staging a public coup, humiliating Erica?

Kendall: Well, doesn't that give you the warm fuzzies?

Greenlee: Well, yeah. But I hate to see Erica bow down to a creep like Cambias.

Kendall: I don't want you here for Erica. I want you here for me.

Greenlee: Come on, Kendall. Michael Cambias is in this for himself. There's no way he's going to share the glory with you.

Kendall: I don't know. Sometimes things happen when you least expect them.

Greenlee: You want to wipe that grin off your face and tell me what's really going down? Talk or I walk.

Jack: Well, well, well. Looks like you're going to be playing to a full house, huh?

Erica: Jack, you are still recovering, so if this is too much for you, honestly, I can get you a room upstairs.

Jack: And miss this? Not on your life.

Erica: Is everything in place?

Jack: Oh, we are most definitely good to go.

Aidan: Maureen, I -- I would never leave you. Why are you so upset?

Maria: Just forget it, forget it. It's really nothing. I mean --

Aidan: You're shaking --

Maria: Look what time it is. Have you had breakfast yet? We should probably go have something to eat.

Aidan: Maureen, please, talk to me.

Maria: No, it's nothing, it's nothing. I mean, it's just stupid. It's -- Aidan --

Aidan: No, it's not nothing. Did another memory sneak up on you? Am I right?

Maria: No, no, you're not right. It was just a -- it wasn't a memory. It was a dream. It was just a dream.

Aidan: Well, how about you tell me about it? Tell me about it.

Maria: Ok, let's just drop it, please? Let's just drop it because, really, the bottom line is nothing else matters but you and me.

Aidan: Why would you think I would ever leave you, though?

Maria: I don't know. I just -- it's just that I love you so much, and loving you is so much a part of who I am that if ever I -- anything happened and I lost you, I just -- I don't know what I would do.

Aidan: You're never going to lose me, Maureen. I love you. I'll never stop loving you.

Edmund: I love you. I love you, Maria, and I never stopped loving you.

Aidan: Maureen?

Kendall: Let's go wish Michael luck.

Greenlee: Tell me what's going on, Kendall.

Kendall: I just want to see Michael get everything he's worked so hard for. Come on, let's go. Michael. Great turnout.

Michael: Ah, Kendall. I waited up for you last night.

Kendall: Sorry, I was working late. I fell asleep at my desk.

Michael: Ah. Greenlee, you're working my lady much too hard these days.

Greenlee: Keeps her on her toes and off her back.

Mr. Cambias: Michael.

Michael: Ah?

Mr. Cambias: Aren't you going to introduce me to these lovely creatures?

Michael: Of course, Father. This is Greenlee Dupres.

Mr. Cambias: Ah, the force behind Fusion. I follow your little company in the trades.

Greenlee: Hmm. It's not the size that counts, is it, Mr. Cambias?

Michael: And, of course, this is Kendall Hart, Greenlee's partner at Fusion. Kendall, my father, Alexander Cambias.

Mr. Cambias: Charmed, my dear.

Kendall: Mr. Cambias.

Mr. Cambias: My friends call me Alex.

Kendall: Oh, well, it's great to see you're up and around, Alex.

Alex: Shouldn't I be?

Michael: Ahem.

Kendall: Well, Michael told me how sick you were, practically at death's door.

Alex: Wishful thinking, perhaps, on my son's part.

Michael: Kendall actually has misunderstood.

Kendall: What did I misunderstand? You told me he was dying.

Alex: Never mind. I'd defy any deathbed for the company of a beautiful woman.

Kendall: Well, I'm thrilled that you want to be a part of Michaelís big day.

Alex: The thrill is mine, seeing you crowned the new queen of Enchantment Enterprises.

Man: Excuse me, Mr. Cambias --

Michael: Turner -- say hello to Kendall Hart, Greenlee Dupres. Turner Lombard, my press attachť.

Turner: Ladies. Shall I hand out the press release before or after your announcement?

Michael: The devil is in the details. Excuse me, ladies. Excuse me, Kendall.

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Michael: Ahem.

Kendall: Gladly.

Greenlee: What was that bit about you being crowned Enchantment's queen bee?

Kendall: Can't you just picture it?

Greenlee: Has your last brain cell shriveled up and died? Michael is too savvy of a businessman to dump Erica and put you in her place. Besides, you work for Fusion. Is that why you crawled back into his bed? Not even you could be so desperate to sleep your way to the top.

Kendall: That's not what I'm doing, ok?

Greenlee: You're holding out on me, Kendall. Tell me what's going on. Which side are you really on?

Boyd: Well, looks like Cambias is playing to a packed house. I'm going to circulate.

Lena: Look, I still don't understand why you brought me here.

Bianca: Don't worry, Lena. You will.

Lena: We've been over this. Erica was good to me, and I betrayed her trust.

Bianca: Yes, but according to you, the ends justify the means.

Lena: Michael forced my hand. I did what I had to do to save my mother.

Bianca: Look, you made your choices, and so have I. Now we'll just have to live with them.

Jack: Please step back. Thank you. Thank you.

Alex: Erica, it's been too long.

Erica: Alexander. Not long enough.

[Erica chuckles]

Erica: This is my fiancť, district attorney Jackson Montgomery. Jackson Montgomery, Alexander Cambias.

Jack: Mr. Cambias, pleasure to meet you.

Erica: And his son Michael.

Michael: Erica, I know this isn't your finest hour, but in time you'll realize what's good for Cambias Industries is good for Enchantment, and, of course, that would be me.

Jack: You know what? Why don't we move on, give this man a little room for his ego.

Alex: Michael, it might serve you to remember that the people that you alienate on the way up are the same ones that you will need on the way down.

Michael: Oh. So, what are you saying, Father? That I should love my enemies, or these are the mistakes that you made?

Alex: You should not make any enemies. You might have to deal with Erica in the future.

Michael: When Iím finished with Erica, she'll be finished for good.

Boyd: Excuse me. Erica?

Erica: Yes?

Boyd: Mr. D.A.?

Jack: Boyd.

Erica: Yes?

Boyd: All the key players are present and accounted for.

Erica: All right, then. Let the games begin.

Maria: I just wish we could sail out of here. Just go anywhere, somewhere, find a place where there are no memories for either one of us.

Aidan: There's no escaping the past, Maureen. Yours has already caught up with you.

Maria: I didn't want this, Aidan. I didn't want this.

Aidan: I know, I know.

Maria: And the thing is I found everything that I ever needed in you, everything I ever wanted in you, and you've made me so happy.

Aidan: Tell me what you remembered just now in the cabin.

Maria: Well, there was that, and then there was also last night. I was standing out here, and -- I was looking at your beautiful ring, and I -- I was thinking about our future.

Aidan: And you had a few visitors from the past? Who was it?

Maria: Aidan --

Aidan: Was it Sam or Maddie?

Maria: Please, can we just not do this? Let's just not, ok, please?

Aidan: As if I can stop you from remembering, Maureen. Who did you remember? Tell me.

Maria: It wasn't the kids this time. It was Edmund.

Derek: What does Confucius say?

Edmund: "Old loves make for happy reunions."

Derek: Nothing about our perp?

Edmund: No. So what's our next move?

Derek: You pick up the bill. I get back to work.

Edmund: Derek, we got to find a way to smoke this guy out. Come on.

Derek: Edmund, did I miss the day you joined the force?

Edmund: Come on, Derek.

Derek: Come on, nothing. This is police business.

Edmund: Yeah, it's a hit man with his sights on my family.

Derek: That you want a piece of.

Edmund: I want to tear his head off.

Derek: Yeah, well, not on my watch.

Edmund: Derek, come on. You have a daughter.

Derek: You stop. You stop right there. You already played that, and it nearly got me, you, and Mia in a drawer in the county morgue. Now, if anybody's going to play Vin Diesel, it's going to be me.

Edmund: Fine. Do what you got to do.

Derek: And you'll be a model citizen?

Edmund: I'll just be, you know, digging around, couple of contacts. You know, seeing if the editor at the crime desk, you know, has some favors.

Derek: Well, you make sure they don't strong-arm the law like you did.

Edmund: Yeah, just -- Derek, all I want is Maddie home safe, and I promised Iíd call her. I have my cell phone when I came in?

Derek: Not that I saw.

Edmund: Where'd I leave it?

[foghorn sounds]

Evan: Come on, little girl. Reach out and call your father.

[phone rings]

Maddie: Daddy? Daddy, are you there?

[foghorn sounds]

Michael: Ladies and gentlemen? Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to begin. If you could all have a seat, please. Everybody from the back, come on up front, have a seat. Everybody -- please, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of Cambias Industries, welcome. You were invited here today to learn the details of the proposed merger between my family conglomerate, Cambias Industries, and Enchantment Enterprises. However, as you will see from the press release you're about to receive -- that I am about to make a very different announcement. You see, my father and I have long admired Enchantment and its beautiful founder and C.E.O., Erica Kane. And until now, Ms. Kane has energetically resisted our overtures to become business partners. But now Ms. Kane has had a change of heart. The reality is Cambias Industries no longer has any use for Ms. Kane or Enchantment.

[crowd murmurs]

Woman: Oh, my God.

Reporter: Mr. Cambias, are you saying the merger is off?

Michael: Most definitely, most definitely. You see, our primary interest in Enchantment at the time was the successful development of a revolutionary new anti-aging cream. But our researchers at Cambias have duplicated Enchantment's success with a formulation of our own, which we hope to market abroad by the end of the summer.

Reporter: What about F.D.A. approval?

Michael: We'll get it. Our product is being developed in South America, where F.D.A. approvals don't apply.

Reporter: Who's credited with developing the cream?

Bianca: Well, speak up, Lena. Tell them it was Boyd Larraby, that that's the formula you stole out of my mother's safe.

Michael: Well, R&D, of course, is confidential to us, but we will be distributing our product worldwide and you can expect Cambias Industries to dominate the market.

Reporter: Where does that leave Enchantment?

Michael: Well, I'm afraid out of business. You see, as we have no use for Enchantment, we've dumped our stocks of Enchantment and, as a result, Enchantment's shares have taken a nosedive. Ms. Kane, it appears that rejecting my offer was the worst executive decision you've ever made.

[crowd murmurs]

Greenlee: What did I tell you?

Kendall: Don't start with me, Greenlee.

Greenlee: Kendall --

Kendall: Just wait and relax.

Greenlee: Congratulations, Michael. You never fail to live up to my expectations.

Michael: Well, you should be thanking me, Greenlee.

Greenlee: For what?

Michael: I've eliminated Fusion's competition. You and Kendall both owe me that. I'm waiting.

Greenlee: It's a wonder you get any with that smirk plastered on your face.

Kendall: Ok, you know, Greenlee, this is my deal. Michael, you're right. I do owe you, and I'm going to pay you back, with interest. I wonder what Papa Cambias and Erica are doing with their heads together. 

Jack: Mr. Cambias, you've had your say. If you would allow Ms. Kane hers.

Michael: Famous last words, Erica? What is going on?

Alex: You wanted to learn from the master? Pay attention.

Erica: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been in business for a long time. I know when I've been outmaneuvered. As your father can tell you, it's a lesson that all executives learn. Now, Michael, it's your turn.

Michael: What is she trying to do?

Alex: It's called an end run, and you never even saw it coming, you fool.

Erica: The formula you stole from my safe is missing the essential ingredient that makes it a fountain of youth. Mr. Cambias, what you have your scientists working on is merely a recipe for generic skin cream.

[crowd murmurs]

Lena: It was a fake?

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

Erica: Phone your chief chemist in Argentina. Ask him about the clinical trials. The fake formula you stole from me -- well, that cannot even prevent laugh lines.

[crowd laughs]

Erica: Enchantment is still the only company to develop and patent this remarkable, revolutionary, anti-aging skin cream -- legally and exclusively. And I have options to buy back all the shares that Mr. Cambias dumped, which are selling at an all-time high, while Cambias Industries' are worth about as much as confederate war bonds.

[crowd laughs]

[applause]

Reporter: Looks like you're back on top, Ms. Kane.

Erica: Oh, I've never been gone.

Jack: Amen.

Erica: As for the future of Cambias, I can scoop up all the shares at next to nothing and gain a controlling interest, or, Alexander, you can offer me your son's seat on the board and you can watch your shares recoup. It's your choice. I'm feeling very generous today. Choose well.

Michael: Father -- you can't seriously be considering this.

Alex: You have been an embarrassment to me every day of your life. Ms. Kane, Cambias Industries welcomes you to its board of directors.

Michael: Father!

Alex: Don't call me that! You haven't earned the right!

Michael: You -- you can't be doing this to me.

Alex: You did this to yourself. You're an embarrassment to the family and to yourself.

Michael: What is this?

Jack: Enchantment documents, confidential ones, were found in your possession. Your cohort there, Lena Kundera, was videotaped helping herself to a disk from Ms. Kane's safe.

Lena: Bianca, you promised me --

Bianca: I lied. Nothing feels worse, does it?

Jack: Michael Cambias, you are under arrest for suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and theft of trade secrets.

Michael: Oh, this is outrageous.

Jack: Oh, I'm just getting started. Officer Ramirez, will you please read Mr. Cambias his rights? And read them off the card. I don't want this guy slipping out through a loophole later.

Michael: This is your doing. You stole those records off my computer.

Kendall: Little airhead me in the same league as you?

Michael: You were nothing before you met me.

Kendall: Now I'm less than nothing, but I feel a whole lot cleaner.

Michael: You know, I could kill you for doing this to me.

Erica: Thank you. Michael, look. Your press release. You know where you can file this.

Michael: Father, you're --

[laughter]

Michael: You're going to call the lawyers, aren't you?

Alex: I am done with you!

Michael: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You're going to arrest her for this, too, aren't you?

Jack: Ms. Kundera, Iím going to give you the opportunity to play a get-out-of-jail-free card. You contact me first thing in the morning, and don't you even think about leaving the country.

Michael: You stupid bitch. One word against me, and your mother's as good as dead. You --

Lena: Mama!

Lena's mother: Oh. Lena.

Bianca: Uncle Jack, it's true what Lena said about her mother?

Jack: Absolutely true.

Greenlee: Michael Cambias is finished.

Kendall: I still can't believe I didn't see it straight up.

Greenlee: But who cares now, huh? You showed him. You showed everyone.

Greenlee: Oh, my God. You two were in on this the whole time.

[Erica laughs]

Kendall: We rock, don't we, Mom?

Maddie: Daddy, where are you?

[foghorn sounds]

Evan: I'm right here, silly.

Maddie: I heard a foghorn, like the one I heard yesterday on the boat.

Evan: A boat? Are you having fun on the boat, honey?

Maddie: It's ok. There's a kitchen, and they call it a galley. And it's really hard to sleep because the boat keeps hitting the dock and making these clunking sounds. When will you come get me, Daddy?

Evan: Soon.

Maddie: Hey, Daddy, do you know this boat has a name? It's called the Fidelity. Boats are called shes. Isn't it funny? Like they're girls.

Evan: Yeah, that's very funny.

Maddie: Daddy, you sound kind of weird.

[Evan coughs]

Evan: I -- I have a cough.

Maddie: Ask Peggy to make you some tea with honey. That's what she does when my throat hurts.

Evan: I will. See you soon.

Maddie: Don't you want to talk to mommy?

Evan: No. I -- I -- my throat -- I can't.

Maddie: I can give her a message.

Evan: Tell her I love her.

Maddie: Ok, Daddy, I will. Bye, Daddy. Love you.

Evan: Look at that, agent Stamp. I've been searching all over creation for this little kid, and she's floating right under my nose. Hey, and right on top of yours.

Maria: Aidan, let's just -- let's just pretend like none of this is even happening. Let's pretend like -- we'll just concentrate on us. We'll concentrate on how much we love each other, and this is going to be fine. This is going to be fine.

Aidan: You just want to forget little Maddie in there who just had her prayers answered and got her mommy back?

Maria: No, no, not -- not Maddie, no, but everything else. Because -- none of this is fair. You found me in the park that day and you changed my life.

Aidan: You had --

Maria: I can't forget that. I can't go back and forget about that.

Aidan: You had a life before you met me, and it's out there. It's out there waiting for you to take it back.

Maria: I remember -- Edmund showed me pictures from our wedding album and -- it was the happiest day of my life. Until I met you, Aidan.

Aidan: Is that what you remembered? Your wedding day? Yours and Edmundís?

Maria: Yeah. Remember I wore my mother's wedding mantilla. And my sister Julia was my maid of honor. We rode up in this beautiful horse-drawn carriage. There was snow everywhere. Father Claude heard our wedding vows.

Aidan: And he promised to love you and to cherish you till death do you part.

Maria: Aidan -- Aidan --

Aidan: There's no need to apologize, Maureen. It's fine. You don't -- you don't need to say sorry.

Maria: You know, it's so strange, but it's just that you remind me of him. Just now in the cabin when you said to me you loved me and you never stopped loving me --

Aidan: You had a flashback of -- of Edmund telling you the same thing? Tell me something, Maureen -- the memories of your old life that you just had -- did it make you hungry for more?

Maddie: Mommy?

Maria: Yeah, honey, what?

Maddie: I have a message for you from daddy.

Maria: What's that?

Maddie: Maybe I shouldn't say it in front of Aidan.

Aidan: That's ok. You can say.

Maddie: Daddy said to tell you he loves you!

Edmund: I never go out without my cell phone.

Derek: Here, use mine.

Edmund: It's going to drive me crazy. Where did I leave it?

Derek: Where'd you use it last?

Edmund: He's got my phone. He's got my phone. Let's go. Come on.

Maria: Honey, when did you talk to your daddy?

Maddie: Just now. Don't be mad.

Maria: No, it's not that I'm mad, honey. It's just that we've got to be so careful right now.

Maddie: I was. I called him on his cell phone like you told me to. Daddy said he's coming to bring me home soon.

Maria: Ok. I hope he's right.

Maddie: I'm going to make him a get-well card.

Aidan: A get-well card? Why? Is he sick?

Maddie: He has a sore throat. It made his voice not sound like daddyís. Mommy, Iím going to make this card from the both of us and sign it with a great big heart.

Maria: You know what? I think he's going to like it a lot better if it's just from you. So why don't you do that -- make it just from you.

Maddie: If daddy sends his love to you, shouldn't you send your love back to him?

Erica: Thank you. Well, I told you that Michael Cambias wouldn't get the best of us.

Bianca: Honestly, it doesn't feel very satisfying.

Erica: Oh, Sweetheart, I know. I know how you felt about Lena.

Bianca: My feelings haven't changed. The whole thing just got tainted.

Erica: Well, she didn't deserve you. And you, Kendall -- I would highly recommend that you waste no time at all lamenting the loss of that consummate gentleman.

Kendall: Well, I'm not an idiot.

Erica: Well, excuse me for caring.

Kendall: I almost think that you meant that.

Lena: Excuse me. Bianca, may I have a word with you?

Erica: Most certainly not.

Bianca: Mom, it's ok.

Erica: Bianca --

Bianca: I need to do this. Thank you.

Bianca: How's your mother?

Lena: Better, thank you. She's resting upstairs in my room. I'm very grateful to your uncle for bringing her here. She's all I have left now. Unless -- unless you're willing to give me another chance.

Bianca: You want another chance? How stupid do you think I am? I know you don't care about me.

Lena: Bianca, I love you.

Bianca: Don't lie to me.

Lena: Bianca, look me in the eyes. Look at me. Do you think I could fake this?

Bianca: Lena, you just -- you used me to get that formula for Michael. You were his lover, then you were mine, but neither of us meant anything to you. It was all just a part of the scam.

Lena: I'm not the only one who lied.

Bianca: Oh, God. Don't even.

Lena: Look, you put the fake disk in the safe.

Bianca: I had to. Lena, you have no idea how much I wanted to believe in you, how much I wanted to believe that you cared about me.

Lena: I did. I do!

Bianca: I wanted to know that I could trust you, that you were the one that Iíve been waiting for.

Lena: I want to be that person. I still do.

Bianca: How do you expect me to just go back, to just start over again?

Lena: Just believe in me.

Bianca: I canít.

Lena: Bianca --

Erica: Oh, my sweet baby. I know, honey. I know how she hurt you. I know how Lena used you. And, you -- how Michael used you. And I'm going to tell you something. I don't think that we have seen the worst or the last of Michael Cambias.

[foghorn sounds]

Maddie: You think daddy will like this?

Maria: I think he's going to love that! It looks beautiful. You're really a great artist. You're very good.

Maddie: Sometimes I want to be an artist.

Maria: You do?

Maddie: But mostly I want to be a doctor. You know why?

Maria: No. Why? You want to help people?

Maddie: To be like you. I mean, the way you used to be.

Maria: Well, you know what? I still really want to be a doctor.

Maddie: You do? Honest?

Maria: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I'd love to. Ok, you keep working on this, and I'm going to come back and see your finished, beautiful product. Ok?

Maddie: I'm going to make it extra beautiful.

Maria: Ok, I know you will. What's up?

Aidan: Hey. I don't know. I was just taking a look outside.

Maria: What's going on?

Aidan: Something doesn't feel right.

Maria: Why?

Aidan: Well, don't you feel that it's funny that when Edmund called, he didn't ask to speak to you?

Maria: Not really, no. But, what, did you think something was wrong with that?

Aidan: Well, he's just gone through extremes. Ever since Maddie saw that shooter in the park, he's been very protective. And every time he's called here, he's either spoken to me or you. Why not this time?

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

Regina: If you love Henry so much, take the fall for him.

Greenlee: What now?

Simone: We go to the beach.

Greenlee: Rounding up hotties on the beach definitely kick-starts the campaign.

Evan: Where is she? Where's the kid?

Maria: It's just me here. There is no kid.

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