All My Children Transcript Monday 6/2/03
Provided By Suzanne
Proofread by Alicia
Adam: If the board of directors splits, how many will stay loyal to your father?
Michael: This is such a waste of time, Adam. Who cares about the Cambias board of directors? I say we move now while he's not suspecting it.
Adam: And I say we wait. I'm not going to rush into this because you have the patience of a 4-year-old.
Michael: Excuse me?
Adam: Your track record isn't very impressive when it comes to business maneuvers, Michael.
Michael: Look, Adam, my desire to move on this isn't motivated by naivetť.
Adam: No, no, it's motivated by your tenuous relationship with your father. You want to prove yourself to him. I can understand that.
Michael: Well, of course you do. After all, you have your own tenuous relationship with your son J.R., isn't it?
Adam: Don't go there. The situations are not to be compared.
Michael: True, true. I mean, after all, I never took off on a tramp steamer to get away from my old man. See, you're not the only one who knows how to cover his bases, Adam.
Bianca: I'll ask you again. The reason that you don't like Lena -- is it because you don't trust her or because she's gay?
Erica: Bianca, I thought we were past all this. Look, the way I feel about Lena has nothing to do with her convenient sexuality.
Erica: And why are you so determined to defend her? Lena lied to you. She stole from my company. Sweetheart, it's because of Lena that Michael Cambias is in our lives. She's responsible for what that monster tried to do to me.
Bianca: No. That's not true.
Erica: Excuse me?
Bianca: It's not. You heard me. Lena's not responsible for what happened to you.
Henry: Could you just -- please, I need you to sit down.
Alma: Is this about the summer research position you applied for?
Lee: Alma, let the boy speak.
Alma: Lee, this is important. It's sponsored by the top medical schools in the United States.
Henry: I'm not going to medical school, Mama.
Alma: Nonsense. Of course you are.
Lee: Henry, don't worry so much. You have a few years before you graduate. You have plenty --
Henry: No, Uncle Lee, I'm not -- I'm not even sure I'm going to graduate.
Alma: Henry, this is not funny.
Henry: I've been expelled.
Lee: Expelled? What for?
Anna: No, don't say it! No! No!
Joe: Leora's heart was so very weak. You know that, Anna.
Anna: I thought this operation was supposed to change that. I thought that's what this was for.
Joe: She wasn't in any pain. She went quietly.
Anna: You're sure? Oh, God. This was supposed to help her live, not -- what happened? I don't -- what happened? Did something go wrong?
Joe: No, no. No, no, you -- you did everything any parent could do. You did everything right. You -- would you like to be with her a little bit to say goodbye?
Anna: No, no, no. I -- no -- I need a minute. I don't want her to see me like this. You know, I -- I don't think so. In a minute. Ok?
Joe: David, I wish -- procedure this delicate -- Anna needs you now, David, and you need her.
Adam: Do you think threatening my son will win points with me?
Michael: Well, I'm sorry if you perceive my casual observations as a threat. I meant nothing by it.
Adam: Keep your observations to yourself and stay away from my son.
Michael: Where are you going?
Adam: The deal's off, Michael. You overplayed your hand.
Michael: Wait a second. You said you needed me.
Adam: I've reconsidered. You're a mess, Michael. You're a spoiled brat. Temperamental, nearsighted, and most definitely an amateur.
Michael: Ok, wait, wait. Adam, Adam -- you're right. When it comes to my father, I can be nearsighted and temperamental.
Michael: And however you want to handle this, we'll do it your way. You call the shots. But, please, Adam, don't walk away from us. Not now.
Erica: Bianca, how can you take her side? Have you forgotten everything she's done?
Bianca: No, of course I haven't forgotten what she's done, but, Mom, what Michael did, trying to force himself on you -- it's not Lenaís fault.
Erica: She was his accomplice, his lover. How do you know she's not still on his payroll? How do you know she's not the one who bailed him out of jail?
Bianca: Well, did you?
Erica: That's it? You're just going to take her word for it? Bianca, please, don't let Lena manipulate you again.
Bianca: She's not.
Erica: How can you say that?
Bianca: Because maybe I understand Lena and why she did what she did a little better than you do.
Erica: No, no. No, no, no. You -- you take your things, and you go. Go now. I want you out of here.
Bianca: Lena, wait. I want to talk to her before she goes.
Erica: Bianca, no. Please, there can't possibly be anything more that you have to say to her.
Bianca: There is, and you can't stop me.
Erica: I don't want to stop you. You've made wonderful progress, Bianca. I don't want to see you slip back into a self-destructive pattern.
Bianca: A self-destruct-- what self-destructive pattern?
Erica: Falling in love with women who -- who are wrong for you.
Bianca: That's not what's happening here.
Erica: Yes, sweetheart, it is what's happening, and I'm afraid you can't see it, or maybe you choose not to.
Lena: Bianca's not a child anymore.
Erica: How dare you. You are the one who treated Bianca with no respect. You lied to her, you manipulated her, and she has been through enough, thanks to you.
Lena: Still, your daughter is a grown woman who's capable of making her own decisions. She's nobody's victim.
Alma: You did not cheat. They're wrong. My son is not a cheater. How dare they say that about you. This is insane. I'm calling the university.
Henry: No, Mom, stop. Ok, look, there's no one who can fix this.
Alma: I will not let them spread such ugly lies.
Henry: Mom, this is not a lie.
Alma: Yes, it is. What did you do? Why would they say that about you?
Henry: Because I did. I cheated.
Lee: Henry, Henry, what happened?
Henry: I don't know. I just -- I froze during my o-chem midterm. I panicked. Ok, I'm sorry.
Alma: I don't understand. You study all the time, except when you are working here.
Henry: Mom, please, don't blame yourself for what happened.
Alma: I don't blame myself, Henry. I blame her.
Anna: I don't believe this. I can't believe this.
David: She's gone.
Anna: Oh, God.
David: She's gone, and now we have to go in there.
Anna: I don't understand how this happened.
David: It's time to say goodbye, Anna.
Anna: No. No, I canít. Look at me. I love you. I love you.
David: I love you, too.
Anna: I can't go in there. I'm not ready. I canít.
David: We have to do this, all right?
Anna: Don't rush me. Why are you rushing me?
David: I don't want her in there alone, lying on that table, ok?
Anna: Oh, no. Of course not. Oh, no. Yes. Ok. Ok. Ok, I'll go. Oh, I Ė
Alma: What is she doing here?
Maggie: I'm here for Henry.
Alma: I think you've done enough for Henry.
Henry: Look, Mom, this is not Maggieís fault.
Alma: No? Then whose fault is it? Did you ever freeze up on an exam? Did you ever cheat? No, not before she distracted you from your studies.
Henry: Maggie didn't distract me.
Alma: Then tell me what happened.
Henry: I just told you.
Alma: Not good enough. I expect more from you. Everything Iíve done, everything Iíve sacrificed and struggled for has been for you.
Henry: Yeah, I know.
Alma: From the moment you were born, my life has been about you, providing for you. I left my home and my family to come here --
Henry: I never asked you to.
Alma: You will show some respect! Now, I deserve to know why you did this terrible thing.
Lee: Alma -- Alma, stop. You're being unreasonable.
Alma: Me? What about you? Always encouraging him to develop outside interests. Look what's happened. Look what you've done!
Henry: Stop. Stop, ok? Stop blaming uncle Lee and stop blaming Maggie. They're not the reason I froze. You want to blame someone? Blame yourself.
Erica: Who do you think you are to tell me how to treat my daughter?
Lena: I am someone who cares about Bianca, who sees the person she's become --
Erica: You don't care a bit about my daughter. You treated her in an appalling way.
Lena: That's true, and I will regret that more than you can imagine for the rest of my life.
Erica: Oh, in that case, please, forgive me.
Lena: Erica, confessing what I did was almost impossible for me.
Erica: Oh, I'm so sorry for you. You mean because you're such a good liar?
Lena: What finally made me face the truth was a young woman who's strong enough to fight back and to stand up for herself.
Erica: Don't you dare try to tell me the strong points of my daughter.
Lena: Don't treat her like she doesn't have any.
Erica: Don't you do this. Don't you dare try to twist this around now and dare try to make me the bad guy here.
Lena: I'm sorry. That was not my intention.
Erica: I don't believe you. And don't think for one minute that you can ever fool my daughter again.
Bianca: Excuse me. I'm still in the room.
Erica: Of course you are. I'm sorry.
Bianca: I don't want your apologies. All I want is a minute alone with Lena.
Erica: If that's really what you want.
Bianca: It is.
Erica: Just please be careful. Please remember what she did to you and how.
Bianca: As if I could forget.
Erica: Yes. Oh, finally. You found out something about Michael Cambias. What? What is it? Oh, no. No, that -- that can't be. No, I don't believe that. No, no, I am going to take care of this personally.
Adam: I'm going to tell you this once -- you go after my son, even mention his name, and you're dead to me.
Michael: Look, I understand. There's no need for such warnings, Adam.
Adam: For your sake, I hope you're right.
Michael: All I can say in my defense is that I'm used to playing rough to get what I want.
Adam: Michael, Michael, all you need to do is look for some kind of a chance -- albeit a slim chance -- to prove your father wrong about you.
Michael: Doesn't pay to be your enemy, does it?
Adam: No, it doesn't. You made a big mistake here. But if you're smart, you'll learn from it.
David: Hey, my sweetheart. Hey, my Leora. Daddy's so sorry he left you, baby. Can you hear me? Daddy's sorry. I didn't do what I promised, did I? I didn't protect you. I listened to everybody else tell me what they thought was right even though I knew what was right. But I never gave up on you, baby. Is that what you thought happened? You thought your daddy had given up on you? Is that why you stopped fighting? Huh?
Anna: That's not true. That's not true. No, no. She knows you did not give up on her.
David: No, she doesnít. She knows I left her with Joe Martin --
David: And that I let him do this to her.
Anna: Shh. Please don't do this. Not now, please --
David: Leora needs to know why I wasn't there, Anna. It's going to be ok, darling.
David: Daddy's going to make sure that Joe Martin pays for what he did to you, I promise.
Anna: Shut up.
Michael: I -- I admire you, Adam. The way you stuck up for your son, put a profitable business arrangement on the line -- certainly not something my father would do.
Adam: My family means everything to me. Obviously, your father's lost sight of that.
Michael: Well, we'll make him see the error of his ways, won't we?
Adam: No doubt we will.
Erica: Well, isn't this cozy?
Michael: Erica, what --
Erica: Adam, do you have any idea what you're doing? Any idea at all?
Adam: Yes. I'm having a drink.
Michael: We'd ask you to join us, Erica, but we know you have a history.
Erica: You bailed this parasite out of jail? How could you do that? Are you out of your mind?
Adam: I did it as a favor to his father.
Erica: Do you know what he did? Do you have any idea?
Michael: Erica, haven't you made enough public accusations against --
Erica: Stay away from me. He tried to rape me, Adam.
Michael: Oh, come on. I never laid a hand on you, Erica.
Adam: Erica, Erica, if you don't mind --
Erica: And he tried to do the same thing to Kendall. If I hadn't interrupted --
Michael: What you interrupted was a private moment between my lover and I.
Erica: Kendall despises you, and everybody knows that, and your intentions were very clear. Adam Chandler may be many things, but he would never risk his reputation to be associated with anyone as unworthy as you and he will never buy into one thing you have to say.
Adam: Erica, what I'm having trouble buying into is this scene that you're trying so hard to create.
Erica: Excuse me?
Adam: Once again you're letting your childhood trauma interfere with your adult life. How many people can you try to make responsible for what happened to you all those years ago?
Alma: This is my fault?
Lee: Alma, Alma, I'm sure Henry didn't mean --
Henry: I can speak for myself, Uncle Lee. Nobody made me cheat, ok? And I'm not proud of it, but I came forward and I confessed.
Alma: But why would you do something like this?
Henry: Look, I made a mistake. And I'm the one who has to live with it, not you.
Alma: Who are you to stand there and talk to me this way, after everything Iíve done for you?
Henry: Oh, what? What? Everything you've done for me, everything you sacrificed for me? Yeah, I know, Mom, because when I sat with that stupid test in front of me, that's all I could think about -- you wanting me to do well, to be a success, to be a doctor, to have all these things you never had and all these advantages and this life!
Alma: I wanted something better for you.
Henry: All I wanted was a choice.
Alma: You had a choice -- cheat or don't cheat. Study or don't study. So you don't want to be a doctor now, is that it?
Henry: I didn't say that.
Alma: What is it you want to do, Henry?
Henry: I don't know.
Alma: Do you want to play the guitar, stand on the corner and have strangers toss money into a hat? I will not support you. There is no honor in what you have chosen.
Lee: You kept that inside for too long, Henry.
Henry: I never wanted to hurt her.
Lee: And yet you unburden yourself at her expense.
Henry: Uncle Lee --
Lee: There was a better way to handle this.
Henry: Look, Uncle Lee, just -- what do I do?
Lena: I meant what I said to your mother. You're nobody's victim.
Bianca: Least of all yours, right? Least not anymore. I'm sorry if that sounded harsh. Your mother came to see me today. She told me that you're moving to Chicago.
Lena: Oh. I told her not to do that. She knows your mind is made up. I'm sorry. She just gets very stubborn when she thinks she's doing the right thing.
Bianca: I know the type.
Lena: I'm sorry. I hope she didn't make you feel uncomfortable.
Bianca: No, she didn't. She helped me to understand what your life was like in Poland.
Bianca: You never told me.
Lena: No, no, I didn't.
Bianca: Why not? Did you think that I wouldn't understand?
Lena: Bianca, to be honest, I've never been with anyone who cared. I can't just open myself up like that.
Bianca: And yet I opened myself up. I guess that was all right because it helped you get what you wanted.
Lena: Look, I did what I thought I had to, but that's still no excuse for how I treated you.
Bianca: Well, maybe if I hadn't been raised the way I was raised, I wouldn't be quite so willing to believe what you told me.
Lena: Bianca, my feelings for you were the first honest feelings in my life. They still are.
Bianca: And yet you're leaving? You're going to Chicago?
Lena: I'd only have one reason to stay.
Anna: Can't you have some respect?
David: Leora didn't have to die, Anna. This wasn't an accident. This was not an act of God. Open your eyes. Joe Martin did this to her.
Anna: I don't know. I -- I can't fight you. I am so full of pain. There is a knife in my soul.
David: Me, too. Me, too.
Anna: Oh, David.
David: Sweetheart, daddy has to go now. I want so badly to take you with me, but I can't, baby. And daddy needs you to forgive him for that. Can you do that? But I'm going to make this right. You will always be the best part of me, sweetheart. The one thing I got right. And I love you so much, and I'm always going to hold on to that. I promise. Can you promise me you'll do the same? Goodbye.
Anna: David -- David -- David -- David --
Anna: Where are you going? I want to stay here, and I want to hold her, ok? Help me.
David: I canít.
Anna: Please, David.
David: I did all I can, Anna. I told Leora I love her. I told her Iím sorry. I said goodbye. There's nothing left.
Anna: I need you.
David: I'm sorry, Iím sorry.
Anna: David --
Anna: You. Look at you. You sweet baby. You're still so perfect. Hmm? Oh, you're still warm. It's like you're asleep. I know you're not going to wake up this time. You had to fight for every beat your little heart made, so you rest now, ok? You cross over to peace. Oh. I really prayed to keep you with me. Your breath on my neck -- I love that. It's not supposed to be like this. I should be waiting for her eyes to open, not kissing them closed. You're my miracle. I always knew that. I just -- I just thought it meant something different. I thought loving you forever would mean watching you grow up. I'll hold you in my memory. I really had a beautiful future planned. I mean, just this morning, before everything stopped. I was so full of hope. It was because of you, my beautiful daughter. You opened my heart, and you gave me hope again. Oh, dear. What will I do without you?
Joe: We're so very sorry, David.
David: You're sorry? Both of you? You feel bad, huh? What did you lose today, Joe? A patient? I lost my daughter.
Tad: That's not fair. This wasn't easy for anybody.
David: I don't give a damn if this isn't easy for you.
Tad: David, whether you believe me or not, I know what you're going through.
David: Really? You know what I'm going through? Tell me something, Tad -- when did you hold your daughter in your arms?
Joe: David, David, David --
Tad: I never got the chance. Maybe you should be thankful for all the time you got. Now, if there's anything we can do --
David: No. No, there's nothing.
Joe: Please know that our thoughts and our prayers --
David: Prayers are with me? Oh, please. You'll have to excuse me if I find that somewhat ironic, considering the fact that those words come from the two men that murdered my child.
Maggie: What are you going to do about your mother?
Henry: Talk to her when she calms down. You know, maybe I could get her to see that there's more to me, more to my life than becoming a doctor, that she didn't waste all this time on me for nothing.
Maggie: She didn't waste her time, and she loves you. So don't give up on her so easily, ok?
Henry: You know, sometimes I think maybe she loves me too much.
Maggie: There is no such thing. You know, I would trade places with you in a second. My mom never gave a damn about me.
Henry: At least she let you breathe.
Maggie: Well, I think it's natural to want what you don't have.
Henry: You want someone who cares about you.
Maggie: I deserve that.
Henry: Yeah, you do. And, Maggie, I care about you, even though I know I screwed up royally. Will you give me a chance to make this up to you?
Lena: Look, I know you can only listen to me apologize to you so many times, so -- at least from now on, you won't have to hear it again.
Bianca: You make it sound like you're leaving today.
Bianca: Don't you have to be here for Michaelís trial?
Lena: I gave a deposition. If they need me to testify, I'll come back. Don't worry, I won't try to see you. Bianca -- do you ever wonder --
Lena: If we had run away that day at the airport, what our lives would be like now?
Bianca: I would have found out the truth eventually, and I wouldn't have cut off contact with my mother.
Lena: Right, but at least we would've had more time together.
Bianca: That would've just made things worse.
Lena: Yes. You're right.
Bianca: You kept this. Why?
Lena: I wanted to have something to remember you by. I can't go. I can't do this. I can't lose you. Please just tell me you have some hope for us, and I'll stay.
Bianca: I'm sorry, but that's not the way it works. I can't just forget what happened.
Lena: I know. But you heard that I was leaving and here you are, just like that day at the airport. Bianca, please, even if you're not sure, I am. Please just say yes. You won't regret it.
Erica: This is a new and disgusting low, even for you, Adam.
Adam: Erica, all Iím saying is that this is not the first time you've confused the past with the present. There was an incident I recall with Dimitri.
Erica: How dare you. How dare you throw this in my face.
Adam: Just the other day, you and Kendall going at it right in there.
Erica: That was completely staged. That was to trick Michael.
Michael: Quite the little showgirl, aren't you, Erica?
Erica: You just shut up.
Adam: Oh --
Erica: Shut up!
Michael: What are you doing, Erica?
Adam: Erica, really --
Erica: Adam, believe me, you lay down with this dog, you'll never get over the fleas.
Adam: Maybe we should continue this later.
Michael: Yeah, I agree. I trust you can handle her. Don't get too close. You never know what she'll accuse you of.
Erica: Oh, if you think for one second that you can handle me after the horrible things you just said to me --
Adam: Erica, Erica, sit down.
Erica: The hell I will. What's the matter with you?
Adam: Erica --
Erica: My God, have you no humanity left whatsoever? Colby. You have a little girl named Colby. I mean, are you going to throw her in that monster's sight?
Adam: No, of course not. I'm going to make that little rat pay for what he did to you.
Adam: We're on the same side, Erica.
Henry: Look, Maggie, I love you. And I know it's more than I deserve, but -- but if I could take back any of this, I would.
Maggie: Where was all this when I asked you to come forward, when my life was on the line?
Henry: I was scared.
Maggie: Me, too.
Henry: Maggie, I'm sorry.
Maggie: So am I.
Henry: Mommy, Mommy.
Alma: Oh, yes?
Henry: Say "ah," Mommy.
Henry: All better.
Alma: So fast? You are the best doctor ever.
Henry: I am.
Alma: Yes, you are, Dr. Chin.
Lena: Bianca, say something. What are you thinking?
Bianca: I'm thinking about how little I trust you, Lena.
Lena: I know Iíve given you very little reason to.
Bianca: I can't be with somebody that I don't trust.
Lena: Bianca, it'll be different this time, I promise.
Bianca: No, we can't just go back to the way it was before.
Lena: I know, but -- listen, you have made me happy, and that's everything to me. Why would I spoil that? I will never hurt you again, Bianca.
Bianca: I know you won't. You won't hurt me again because I won't let you.
Adam: Michael won't get away with what he's done to you. Just like your day with Kendall, this was an act. Michael is no more than a willing patsy.
Erica: I want him ruined, Adam.
Adam: You're on the board of directors at Cambias Industries.
Erica: That's been announced?
Adam: Yes. Your loyalty to Michaelís father?
Erica: What are you suggesting, Adam?
Adam: Working together, we can hurt Michael a lot worse than a prison sentence. Individually we're powerful, yes, but together we're unstoppable.
Anna: Lullaby and good night you're your mother's delight shining angels beside my darling abide soft and warm is your bed close your eyes rest your head soft and warm is your bed close your eyes rest your head
David: You killed my daughter, Joe. You let her die.
Tad: What is wrong with you? He supervised the surgery. He didn't perform the operation.
David: I warned him that this wasn't the way to go. I told him that it was a mistake. But you didn't listen, did you, Joe? You saw a chance to prove me wrong, and you took it.
Joe: That is not true, David.
David: Yes, it is. Then why did you have your son come and remove me from the O.R.?
Joe: Because you were interfering with the surgery. You should not have been in that --
David: I had every right to be there, you self-righteous bastard.
Tad: That's enough.
David: You and your son kept me from saving my daughter's life.
Tad: Listen --
David: The two of you -- the two of you are responsible for my daughter's death. You hear me? And I'm going to make sure that you both know what it feels like to watch your family crumble around you. I promise.
Anna: Guardian angels are near so sleep on with no fear guardian angels are near so sleep on with no
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Anna: Tell me the truth. Am I responsible for what happened?
David: I need you, Leo. I need you more than I ever have before.
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