AMC Transcript Friday 7/11/03

 

All My Children Transcript Friday 7/11/03

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>> Previously on "All My Children" --

Simone: I think I broke it. Oh -- oh --

Liza: By the time I'm done with you, you'll be down on your knees.

Tad: For?

Liza: A love like you have never known.

Erica: What happened with Kendall tonight -- it just makes me feel like a weight has been lifted.

Michael: Whoa, whoa, whoa --

[Thunder]

Officer: Can I get you something, Kend-- uh -- Ms. Hart?

Kendall: Is that a standard feature of police protection?

Officer: Well, the department approves all personal initiatives to improve civilian-law enforcement relations.

Kendall: Could you just do it from a distance, please? That would be great. I'll be right back. Just hang here one second. Hi.

Jack: Hi.

Kendall: Jackson, Jackson, please, you got to help me. This whole bodyguard thing is not working out.

Jack: Kendall, I realize it might be a bit of an inconvenience, but with Michael Cambias out on bail --

Kendall: No, no, no, the protection is not the problem. It's the protector. Hi. How can I conduct a business meeting for Fusion's sexiest man contest with Americaís least sexiest man hovering over me?

Jack: Oh, come on, what's wrong with Ben?

Kendall: Oh, come on, look at the guy. Look at him. He reeks of doughnuts. He's got powdered sugar all over his pants.

Jack: Kendall, Kendall, he's a cop. He's not a fashion accessory, ok?

Kendall: Yes, Iím sure he has many fine points; but, Jackson, can I please have somebody else? Please?

Jack: Look, we're a little understaffed. He's very good at what he does, so Iím afraid, no, you can't have somebody else, ok? I'm going to go. I have a meeting with the caterer.

Kendall: There's got to be a better guard for my body.

Aidan: Mia. Nobody knows Iím here. How did you find me?

Mia: Well, you can have anything if you want it badly enough.

Aidan: And you want me? Why?

Mia: Well, Michael Cambias is out on bail, so I just -- I don't know, I thought I'd come by and warn you.

Aidan: Yeah. Jackson already called me.

Mia: Oh.

Aidan: And that's the only reason why you're here, right?

Mia: No. I do want something from you.

Liza: Mia and the other Fusion women have made this friendly bet about who can find the love of their life first.

Tad: And you called me because you want me to get him warmed up for you, right?

Liza: Uh -- no.

Tad: Well, let's get back to this "love like Iíve never known before" you promised me. You're not in on this little bet, are you?

Liza: No, but it inspired me.

Tad: To do what?

Liza: To stop letting life pass us by.

Tad: "Us"? You and me, "us"? You didn't have martinis for lunch again, did you?

Liza: No, stop it. Look, if there's anybody who knows what you need, it's me, and I want to be able to give it to you.

Tad: Well, that's a mighty tempting offer. A little weird, but tempting. I just thought we'd understood that, you know, a lot of water has gone under the bridge.

Liza: Look, don't be -- don't be shy. You remember what it was like to hold somebody in your arms, somebody who knows you down to your very soul, somebody who, without them, there is no life anyway.

Tad: Yeah, I remember.

Liza: So you can have that. You just have to be willing to say yes. So don't think too much. Honestly, just -- just realize that it's yours for the taking. You just have to reach out and grab it.

Simone: Greenlee, this isn't --

Carlos: We don't have anything to explain, Simone. Not to her.

Greenlee: Correction -- Carlos doesn't have to explain anything because, frankly, I wouldnít give a damn if he did; but you, Simone -- you have a lot of explaining to do. You work for me, which means that during business hours, you should be behind your desk promoting Fusion, not here promoting yourself.

Carlos: How can you talk to Simone this way?

Greenlee: Quite easily. I'm her boss.

Carlos: Oh, so that gives you the right to treat her like trash? That's not acting much like a boss, Greenlee. You're acting more like your spoiled, rich mother.

Erica: Excuse me.

Tommy: Hi.

Erica: Hi. My fiancť and I have an appointment to meet with Joseph, the caterer. Has Mr. Montgomery arrived yet?

Tommy: He was here just a second ago, Ms. Kane. Would you like me to have him paged?

Erica: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much. I'll wait right here.

Tommy: Ok.

Mary: So you're putting your wedding on fast-forward, Erica?

Erica: It's called being in love, Mary. It's part of most marriages.

Mary: You'd be the one to know.

Erica: Why don't you just drink your lunch, Mary, and I'll plan my future with Jack.

Mary: It's his past you should be concerned about, and I assume you're not inviting his daughter to the wedding.

Erica: Oh, yes, of course Lily will be there.

Mary: Erica, how can you be so insensitive, keeping Greenlee from her father?

Erica: Excuse me. I never kept Greenlee from Roger Smythe -- the father you, of course, chose for her.

Mary: We know what Iím talking about.

Erica: And we know what will happen to you if you don't keep it to yourself. Now, of course, that shouldn't be too difficult for you, since you have kept Greenlee in the dark for her whole life. Of course, you could tell her right now if you wanted to.

Mary: Yes, and have you tell all the world my wrongdoings and me lose Greenlee for good.

Erica: Oh, you know, this is a lot of nonsense because it's Jackson you're worried about losing. You don't care about Greenlee. Greenlee's already a stranger to you.

Bianca: Oh, Lena, please, leave me -- leave me alone.

Lena: But I was just going to help you with your button.

Bianca: No, I don't need help, ok? Just don't -- don't bother me.

Lena: Bianca, what's wrong?

Bianca: Nothing, nothing, nothing, ok? What is everybody's problem?

Officer: I heard shouting in here. Is everything ok?

Bianca: Oh, my God! Oh, my God. Who called the police? God, I can't deal with this right now! It hurts enough already!

Lena: Bianca, what --

Reggie: Ja -- oh --

Joni: Hi.

Reggie: Jack's not here.

Joni: No, Reggie, I came to see you.

Reggie: For what?

Joni: If you're still mad because I ratted you out to Mr. Montgomery, I get it, ok? But you told me that you already told him, so mostly it's -- it was your fault.

Reggie: Joni, I understand.

Joni: No, and you know what? I didn't even know I was saying anything until, you know, it was too late.

Reggie: If it wasn't for you and your big mouth, I'd be in jail right now, or maybe even a box.

Joni: What, you're -- you're thanking me?

Reggie: Yeah, I guess.

Joni: Ok.

Reggie: Look, you want to come in? You remember when you said I was stealing those pipes? Ahem.

Joni: Yeah?

Reggie: And you remember how -- and what -- what happened next?

Joni: You kissed me.

Reggie: Oh, I kissed you? Oh, and how you went on and on about the only reason why I kissed you was to get you off my case?

Joni: Yeah?

Reggie: Well, Joni, I don't have a case now. I have no reason to play you.

Joni: No?

Reggie: So now you know where Iím coming from.

Jack: Ladies, ladies, ladies, am I interrupting anything here?

Mary: Oh, hi.

Erica: Oh, no, not at all, darling. Mary was just asking about our wedding plans.

Mary: Yes, I was just wishing Erica all the happiness that she deserves, and I mean that with all my heart.

Erica: Thank you, and didn't you say you'd like to congratulate Jackson, as well?

Mary: Of course I do. Congratulations.

Jack: Thank you. Um --

Erica: You know, it is going to be so wonderful from the ceremony to the honeymoon.

Jack: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. Mary, it's really good to see you, as always, and thank you for the congratulations, but we have a lot of arrangements to make, so if you could excuse us?

Mary: Ok. It's good to see you.

Jack: Great.

Mary: Erica.

Erica: Mary. Well -- ahem -- Mary was very generous.

Jack: If she was so generous, then why did you feel the need to gloat?

Erica: Is that what I was doing?

Jack: Yeah. I was expecting you to say -- Iím getting married and you're not.

Erica: Come on.

Jack: Well --

Erica: I'm just enjoying making our wedding plans, that's all.

Jack: Yeah, well, I'm not so sure that's all, but I'm afraid our plans are going to have to wait. The caterer called, and we're going to have to reschedule.

Erica: Oh, no. Well, then, let's just reschedule with Joseph as soon as you possibly can, ok, because I'm telling you something --

Jack: Yeah?

Erica: I can't wait to marry you. I want to marry you as fast as I possibly can now that there is nothing in our way.

Jack: I love it when you talk like that. Let's get out of here. Come on. After you.

Greenlee: Simone, could you please leave so I can speak to Carlos in private?

Carlos: She stays until her ankle gets better.

Simone: Actually, you know, my ankle is feeling ok now.

Greenlee: No kidding.

Carlos: Why are you here?

Greenlee: The A/C is on the fritz again.

Carlos: Really? I thought it felt -- oh. Oh, ok.

Greenlee: Not to me. I came to complain to building management, but since you've turned the office into an E.R., why don't you pass along the message, Dr. Carlos.

Carlos: I'm not your errand boy, Greenlee. I came here to quit.

Greenlee: Oh, good, good. Have a nice life. Thank God I won't be a part of it. Simone?

Liza: You know, you shouldn't give up because unconditional love is right there for the taking, and I want you to be happy.

Tad: Well, Liza, after everything we've been through, Iím kind of surprised that you think you're -- you're the person to make that happen.

Liza: Well, after everything we've been through, why would there be anybody else?

Tad: You're right. You're absolutely right. Ok, if you feel that way, I guess I'm game. No more hiding my feelings.

Liza: Excellent! Come with me. Is there anything that you see that you like?

Tad: This a trick question?

Liza: What? No, on the screen.

Tad: On the screen?

Liza: On the screen. I mean, if you don't like any of the choices that I've picked, there are other women I can locate.

Tad: Wait. A little confused. Um -- all this time I thought you were standing over there talking about --

Liza: What?

Tad: A pet -- dog, cat. It's the only kind of unconditional love that I know of. I misunderstood.

Liza: Well, you know, there's a high degree of success with Internet dating, and it wasn't easy to find women who mesh with your unique -- uniqueness.

Tad: Well, that's a real shot in the arm. Thanks. I appreciate the vote of confidence, but having an ex-lover as my matchmaker is just a little too Freudian for me.

Liza: I'm just saying that the Fusion women are searching for the love of their life even right now, and you wouldnít believe the fun that they're having.

Simone: Oh, yeah, like you're going to actually play fair.

Greenlee: Like you with your sprained ankle? How lame is that? Why didn't you just drop a hankie?

Simone: You swore that you were over Carlos. My God, you are so phony!

Greenlee: And you're a tramp!

Tad: You're right, I wouldnít believe it.

Lena: Officer Morrison isn't here to hurt anyone. Bianca, I'm not about to get arrested again if that's what you're worried about.

Bianca: Ok, so what is he doing here?

Lena: Your Uncle Jack has him looking out for me. You know Michael Cambias is out on bail.

Bianca: Yeah. Right, right. Kendall told me last night.

Ofc. Morrison: So there's no problem here?

Lena: No. Thank you, Officer. Is that why you've been acting like this?

Bianca: What? Like what?

Lena: Well, I can tell you're obviously upset. Is it because of Michael?

Bianca: No.

Lena: Ok. Good. Hey -- look, Kendall probably made it sound much worse than it is. The guard is just here as a precaution, but nothing is going to happen to me, I promise. So you're ok?

Bianca: Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine. I'm fine. Uh -- and I'm sorry about before. God, Iím -- I didn't sleep well last night because of the storm and everything, and I'm just not myself today, I guess.

Lena: It's ok. Let's just go upstairs and lie down --

Bianca: No, no, no, that's ok. Thank you. What?

Lena: I'm sorry if Iím wrong about this, but I get the feeling that something else is bothering you.

Bianca: God, just leave it alone!

Erica: Hello, Lena.

Lena: Erica, hello. Look, something has come up. Bianca and I need some time --

Bianca: Oh, no -- actually, Lena, I need you to leave.

Simone: You ditch Carlos and, what, no one else is allowed to have him? Oh, yeah, that's really fair.

Greenlee: Yeah, a heads-up would've been nice before you pounced.

Liza: Ladies, ladies, let's just calm down.

Simone: I made a point of asking you if you were over Carlos, and you said yes.

Greenlee: You didn't even wait till the body was cold.

Simone: Why should I? Carlos is the sexiest guy out there, ok, and he's fair game. Yes.

Maggie: Oh, did someone just mention Carlos? I'm actually looking for him.

Simone and Greenlee: He's not here!

Greenlee: But he's in the building. Check with the management office. Oh, and I hear he's fair game.

Simone: Greenlee --

Maggie: Oh, thanks.

Greenlee: And good luck.

Simone: Oh, you never wish me that!

Tad: How's that friendly bet working for you? Still inspired?

Mia: I'm wanting to redo my loft, top to bottom, but I could use a little help, and you seem pretty good with your hands.

Aidan: Well, I haven't had any complaints yet.

Mia: So, how long have you had this job?

Aidan: Oh, this is more of a hobby, really. The -- a neighbor of mine at the Pine Cone owns this place, and he lets me tinker around here, and this baby's burning too much fuel, so I thought I would replace the -- uh -- I'm sorry.

Mia: You're sorry? What are you sorry about?

Aidan: Well, car talk -- it's pretty dull if you're not into it.

Mia: I know you thought you'd replace the oxygen sensor.

Aidan: Yeah, that's right.

Mia: But with that rusted-out manifold, you probably just decided to put in a new exhaust system.

Aidan: Uh-huh.

Mia: I grew up in my uncle's gym, so there were a lot of guys hanging around -- you know, into cars and sports and --

Aidan: And you were, too?

Mia: Oh, I still am. So, listen, if there's room enough for the both of us under that car, I could -- I could help you out if you want. I mean, we did make a pretty good team-up against Michael Cambias.

Aidan: Yeah, with a lot of help from Kendall.

Mia: Oh, yeah. Kendall -- yeah, she's very enthusiastic.

Aidan: No, she's more than that. She's a great thinker, and she's a real risk taker, and -- and stubborn. Well, come to think of it, the woman never quits.

Kendall: Tommy, isn't this Aidanís shift?

Tommy: Yeah, we switched. Something about a car.

Kendall: Hmm. Thanks.

Mary: Kendall? If you're looking for company, would I do?

Kendall: Thanks, but I've got a business meeting.

Mary: You're friends with Greenlee and partners, right?

Kendall: Right, but from what I understand, you and Greenlee aren't exactly close.

Mary: Not as close as I would like us to be, no.

Kendall: Well, then we shouldn't be talking about Greenlee behind her back, should we, Mrs. Smythe?

Mary: We wouldnít be talking about her. It's a problem we all share.

Lena: All right, now I know something's wrong.

Bianca: No, Lena. I need to talk to my mother. Ok?

Lena: Ok. I'll call you.

Erica: Honey, where have you been? Did you get my messages?

Bianca: Yeah, I did. I got them, and I wanted to call you back, Mom --

Erica: Oh, no, honey, that's all right. Listen, I know we're all a little rattled with Michael Cambias being out on bail again. I assume that Lena told you?

Bianca: Yeah, and Kendall, too.

Erica: Well, it's going to be all over soon. Thank goodness.

Bianca: Yeah. Mom, are you feeling ok? You sound --

Erica: Oh, I'm fine. I just have a little laryngitis, but I'm fine.

Bianca: Ok. Mom, Kendall also said that -- that you two made up?

Erica: We cleared up some things.

Bianca: About what happened to you, about Richard Fields? She said that you had some kind of a breakthrough or something.

Erica: A breakthrough. Well, we'll see, but talking to Kendall really did help a lot.

Bianca: How did you do it? I mean, how did you even think about it? Mom, how do you get over being raped?

Kendall: So, what's this problem that you and I and Greenlee share?

Mary: Well, I know that you've had a lifetime of conflict with your mother.

Kendall: Yes, it's not Pine Valley's biggest secret.

Mary: And lately, Erica and Greenleeís business competition has generated into personal attacks, and it's very upsetting to me to see Erica taking advantage of people that I love.

Kendall: What are you talking about? Greenlee's been holding her own against my mother.

Mary: So far.

Kendall: Yeah, so far, and I know you're not talking about me. You hardly know me.

Mary: No, but I do feel compassion for you.

Kendall: Uh-huh. There's something more to this than sympathy for your daughter's business partner.

Mary: Oh, of course. I -- I just see Ericaís list of victims growing longer and longer. For instance, my friend Jack Montgomery has been a victim for so long, it seems he's developing a taste for it.

Kendall: So what are you saying? You want to help me join forces against my mother?

Mary: Oh, no. No, no, no, but Erica attracts tragedy, and the idea of her and Jackson marrying -- I just think it's going to be a disaster for both of them.

Kendall: Where are you going with all of this, Mrs. Smythe?

Mary: Where do you want to go, Kendall?

Greenlee: You know what? This is too bizarre. Now you're -- now you're knocking back Bloody Marys with Kendall? It's bizarre enough when I found --

Mary: No, Kendall and I just jumped -- bumped into each other, and I was just being social.

Kendall: Yeah, I have a really hard time believing that we just bumped into each other. I mean, you were so ready to brainstorm ways to help me take down my mother.

Greenlee: What?

Mary: That's not what I said at all!

Kendall: No, but that's what you wanted me to hear. I'm still trying to figure out how Jackson Montgomery fits into all this.

Greenlee: You're not going to believe this, Kendall, but my mother actually believes she might have a shot at being the next Mrs. Jackson Montgomery.

Kendall: You are kidding me.

Greenlee: I wish. Apparently, she's trying to relive her past.

Kendall: Oh, well, that's not going to happen.

Mary: I assure you, Kendall --

Kendall: No, Jackson loves my mother -- the real Erica Kane, not the one the whole world sees -- and my mother loves him for it. You have nothing to offer Jackson that even comes close to what they have.

Mary: Well, as a matter of fact --

Kendall: No, you think you're competition for Erica? If you do anything to stop their wedding, I will take you out of the running permanently.

Mary: Excuse me? I don't think so.

Kendall: You burn it up, lady.

Greenlee: You know what? You know what? Time out. Kendall, can I have a minute alone with my mother, please?

Kendall: Gladly.

Greenlee: What are you thinking?

Mary: I'm just looking out for everybody's well-being. I was only suggesting to Kendall that --

Greenlee: What, what, what, that she sprinkle arsenic on Ericaís wedding cake? Grow up. Jackson doesn't want you.

Mary: You don't know all the facts, Greenlee. I'm doing this as much for you as I am for myself.

Jack: Hey, now.

Reggie: Whoa, whoa, Jack. Um -- yeah, you're real early.

Jack: Yeah, so it would seem. Hey, Joni.

Joni: Hi, Mr. Montgomery. Bye, Mr. Montgomery.

Jack: Well, now, looks like you've been keeping busy.

Reggie: Well, you know, I'm living at home with the master. Something better rub off, right?

Jack: Before anything rubs off, I think it might be time for the speech.

Reggie: Uh --

Jack: But before we talk about that, we need to talk about the living arrangements around here, Reggie. Things are going to change a little bit.

Reggie: Yeah, I know they're going to change, and I bet Erica Kane is not too happy about being a stepmama, huh?

Jack: Well, you're wrong. As a matter of fact, Erica welcomes you to our new family.

Reggie: Says who?

Jack: Says Erica.

Reggie: I don't know. She talks the talk, but remember what happened with the whole fancy china thing, and --

Jack: You know, Reggie, I think that Erica might just surprise you.

Reggie: I don't know. She's a queen. She had it -- she had it made her entire life. I don't think she's ready for a homeboy like me.

Jack: Let me tell you something, homeboy. Erica hasn't had it near as easy as you think she has.

Erica: "How do you get over being raped"? Well, you don't really ever completely get over it, honey. You know, not -- not really ever. Well, much the way that you never really completely get over the death of someone you love; but, I mean, why do you want to talk about these things when so many good things are happening right now?

Bianca: Mom, I -- I would like to talk about this right now -- I mean, if you can.

Erica: All right, of course. Yes, I can. Now I can after last night, more than I ever could, and maybe that was the breakthrough.

Bianca: Because of Kendall? I mean, I thought that what her father did to you was the reason for so long that you couldn't make up with her.

Erica: Yes, but last night -- last night, Kendall wasn't asking me for anything. Sit down, sweetheart. Last night, Kendall wasn't asking me to give her anything I couldn't. In fact, she was the one doing the giving when I needed it. When I saw Michael --

Bianca: Wait -- you saw him?

Erica: Oh, but I was fine. I mean, I was perfectly safe, honey. It was -- he was still behind bars. It was before he was released, but he said some very, very horrific and -- and really horrible things about my being raped, and -- and the storm really forced me back to that awful night.

Bianca: And then you -- you had to relive all that -- all that pain. Oh, God, mom, how did you do it? How did you even think about it? How -- how did you survive that?

Erica: Getting it out really helped. Telling Kendall all I was feeling really helped to put a lot of it in perspective, and that was a really good thing because I should've done it years ago. I should've talked about it. Because keeping it quiet, keeping it all bottled up inside me -- honey, that was one of the worst things I ever could've done.

Greenlee: How would you breaking up Erica and Jackson help me?

Mary: Darling, I have continued to tell you that I would love to make peace with you, and I know what a horrible year you had last year, losing your -- Roger and then -- and then Leo --

Greenlee: Don't you dare use my husband to dodge the subject.

Mary: I'm not dodging the subject, but Jackson Montgomery is an incredible and loving man --

Greenlee: Who's engaged to Erica.

Mary: You have no idea what he could offer you.

Greenlee: Will you say one thing, just one thing that makes sense?

Mary: I've said too much already. I really do love you, you know. I'm sorry I didn't give you the life you deserved.

Greenlee: Wait -- mother.

Kendall: Are you ok?

Greenlee: That was strange. Even for my mother, that was just truly bizarre.

Kendall: Yeah, well, I can't believe our mothers are going after the same man. It's disgusting.

Greenlee: What did she mean, she was doing this for me? I mean, how could Jackson -- what -- what could Jackson give me? I mean, what could -- oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Kendall: What? What?

Jack: You know, since Erica and I are going to be getting married soon, I got a big of a favor Iíd like to ask.

Reggie: From who, me?

Jack: Yeah, from you. It's a big one, but I think you're up to the task.

Reggie: Well, does it have anything to do with Ms. Kane?

Jack: Well, let me put it to you this way -- if it weren't for her, I wouldnít be asking.

Reggie: What, she wants to change the way I dress? She wants me to dress more neater? No, look, I have my own style, ok? I don't think I really fit in --

Jack: Yes, yes, I know you have your own style, and believe me, Erica can appreciate that maybe more than anybody else. No, this is more in the way of, shall we say, a job.

Reggie: A job? What kind of job? Does it, you know, require any heavy lifting? Because, you know, my arm --

Jack: Yeah, I know, you're very delicate.

Reggie: Ok.

Jack: No, the only thing you're going to maybe have to lift would be a glass.

Reggie: Well, how much does it pay?

Jack: Nothing. All you're going to get is my thanks and all the wedding cake you can eat.

Reggie: What? Your thanks?

Jack: Reggie, I would very much like you to be my best man.

Reggie: Somebody's going to have to show me how, because I never did this before! Nobody never asked me to do this before, Jack.

Jack: Believe me, there'll be somebody to show you how, and I promise you, you get a rehearsal. How's that?

Reggie: Jack, this is, like, the biggest day of your life, and you want me to stand next to you?

Jack: There's nobody I would rather have standing next to me.

Reggie: You know what, Jack?

Jack: Hmm?

Reggie: I'll be your best man.

Jack: All right.

Reggie: I'll be the best damn best man there ever was.

Jack: Give it up. Look at that, I got it right. Now -- thank you, first of all.

Reggie: Oh, no problem.

Jack: And second of all, I'd better get back to that speech I was promising you.

Reggie: Look, the speech --

Jack: Hey, hey, hey -- I come in here, and I find you and Joni on the couch here in what we would call a compromising position in my profession.

Reggie: Look, I know what to do, ok? I know what happens when you're not careful. I know what goes where and all that other stuff. Look, the last thing I need is a lot of little Reggies running around.

Jack: I agree.

Reggie: Trust me.

Jack: Thank you for saying that, but listen to me. Whether it's with Joni or -- or anybody else, I just want you to be -- I want you to be smart --

Reggie: Mm-hmm.

Jack: And I want you to be safe. You understand what I'm saying?

Reggie: I got you. I'll be safe.

Jack: Good. Good. One other thing -- let Joni set the speed limit of this whole thing, if you would. I think Joniís the kind of girl who would take this sort of thing very seriously, and I -- you know, I don't want either one of you to get hurt in any way.

Reggie: Get hurt? I mean, look, what's there to it? You meet them, you like them, you love them, and if I'm like Jack, you know, I get busy. End of story.

Jack: No, Reggie, actually, you know, just when you think it's that simple, you find out how complicated it really is. So --

Reggie: All right, Jack. I got you, I got you, I got you.

Simone: So, this looks like you're really quitting.

Carlos: I have to.

Simone: Yeah, I guess. It just seems like you've been a part of Fusion since the beginning. I'm going to miss you, Carlos.

Carlos: Hey, well, we'll keep in touch.

Simone: Oh, yeah, everyone always says that.

Carlos: No, I -- I mean it.

Simone: Yeah? Maybe we could, you know, make some plans. Something like, I don't know --

Maggie: Oh, there you are.

Carlos: Hey, Mag.

Maggie: Hi, Carlos. So --

Carlos: You know my friend, Maggie, right?

Simone: Yes.

Maggie: Are you busy?

Carlos: Not anymore.

Maggie: Great. Well, I was about to catch some lunch, and I wanted to know if you would like to join me.

Carlos: Sure. I've got no reason to stay, but -- so --

Simone: Yes?

Carlos: I'll call.

Simone: Great.

Carlos: Yeah.

Simone: Yeah. He'll call.

Tad: Hey, I got a news flash for you. I don't need a website to get myself a date. I don't know whether you've noticed or not, but I happened to turn a couple heads in this office. Honestly, Simone is an animal.

Liza: You know, flirting with Mia and Simone -- do you think that's going to get you anywhere serious?

Tad: Why shouldn't it? Never underestimate the power of -- of charm and humor.

Liza: Well, in your case, how can I? Tad, seriously --

Tad: I am serious.

Liza: I know what you went through with Dixie, what you had with her, and what you've been through since, and I want you to have something really special.

Tad: I'm not so sure I deserved it the first time around, and as far as, you know, getting that lucky twice in the same lifetime -- I don't know if there's that much luck in the world.

Liza: I really do care for you.

Tad: I know. It's painfully obvious, and I appreciate it. Let me ask you a question. What do you honestly get by playing matchmaker for me? Because to me, it looks like you're kind of sucking on a little vicarious thrill here, you know? You're not going to let yourself in the game, but you'll get your chuckles by watching me from the sidelines.

Liza: Oh, please. That's ridiculous.

Tad: Prove it.

Liza: How?

Tad: Quid pro quo.

Liza: No, I --

Tad: You let me find you a guy.

Liza: I don't need a guy in my life. I have Colby. I have a very fulfilling life. Stop smiling.

Tad: Well, spare me the "I am woman, hear me roar" aria. The fact is, you are a chicken.

Tad: You're a chicken!

Liza: I am not a chicken!

Tad: You are a chicken.

Liza: Tad, I don't need somebody in my life in order to have personal fulfillment.

[Tad clucks]

Liza: Stop it. Oh, here we go.

Tad: It is so painfully obvious why you're doing this -- to avoid finding somebody for yourself.

Liza: Put a sock in it.

Tad: No, honestly. If all of this romance nonsense is so -- is so great for me with my poor, pathetic life, then why isn't it good for you?

Liza: Because you -- all of this -- you're a hopeless romantic, with the emphasis on "hopeless."

Tad: And I'm supposed to think that you're like the ice princess of Pine Valley? Oh, come on. We're back to my original thesis. You're scared. You are scared to take the plunge.

Liza: I am not scared of anyone. I'm not scared of anything.

Tad: Then why not let me play scout for your love life, huh? After all, who knows you better than I do?

Liza: I can just imagine the guy you'd pick for me. If he's anything like you --

Tad: No, no. I wouldnít want you to set your sights too high, you know? You'd just be disappointed, but then again, you know, anyone from Adam is up.

Liza: You know, if I want a guy in my life, I can get my own guy.

Tad: But I'm the drooling schmen that needs a website? Thank you very much.

Liza: Fine, you want to have a race for love? You're on.

Tad: Race? What are we, in the third grade?

Liza: Oh, you chicken?

Tad: No!

Liza: Uh-huh.

Tad: Ok, fine. You want to be ridiculous, I can be ridiculous. I'll make you a bet. I'll bet you that I can find myself a perfectly wonderful woman while you're out there scratching around the dirt for a halfway decent guy.

Liza: Deal.

Tad: Deal. You are on.

Kendall: Aidan? Hello, Aidan, are you here?

Aidan: How are you, Kendall?

Kendall: I'm great. Can you please come out from under there?

Aidan: Um -- any chance you could wait for me back at my flat? I'm -- Iím in the middle of something right now.

Kendall: No, actually, I can't wait. I really have to talk to you right now. Can you please come out? Now, Aidan? Please, I really need to talk to you.

Kendall: Great.

Jack: All right, all right. Coming. Coming. Greenlee?

Greenlee: I want you to do something for me, Jackson.

Jack: Sure, if I --

Greenlee: I want you to pick up the phone, call my mother, and tell her I don't want you to be my father.

Bianca: Mom, what happened to you was so horrible. I mean, you couldn't have told Grandma about it.

Erica: Oh, yes, honey, I could have, and I did. Grandma was the only one who ever knew, and -- and we had our problems, but boy, grandma just loved me so much. She was always on my side. Always. Just the way you know, honey, I would always be on your side. Always. So if there's anything you ever need to get out or tell me -- anything, honey, no matter how frightening it might seem, sweetheart -- well, I mean, if Kendall and I could make a try at peace, well, hey, you and I, with all our years together -- we can get through anything.

Bianca: Oh, Mom --

Erica: Yes? Lena said she knew that something was wrong. Lena was right. There is something wrong, sweetheart. I can see it, too. Please, honey. Whatever it is, you have to tell me. You can. Whatever it is, tell me.

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

David: You're about to cross over a line that you should really back away from.

Montel Williams: Hello, Ladies. I'm Montel Williams, and Iím almost hoping I'm in the wrong office. I'm looking for the ladies of Fusion.

Erica: I want you to believe in me enough to tell me what is tearing you apart.

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