AMC Transcript Thursday 1/22/04

All My Children Transcript Thursday 1/22/04

By Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

[Monitor beeps]

Maria: Hi. Baby, you were shot. You're in the hospital, but you're going to be ok. You're going to be all right.

[Gallery murmurs]

Bianca: Ryan is supposed to be on our side. How can he testify against Kendall?

Reggie: Yeah, and what's up with him and Greenpea?

Bailiff: State your full name.

Ryan: Ryan Aloysius Lavery.

Bailiff: Raise your right hand, left hand on the Bible. Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you're about to give to this court is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Ryan: I do.

Tad: You decided to come. Thank you. I appreciate it.

Krystal: So, why are we here, Tad? I mean, if you want to be friends again, we might consider that.

Tad: I've never wanted to be anything but friends with you, my little trailer park sex poodle, and dear Arabella here.

Babe: What -- how the heck do you know my real name?

Krystal: I told him -- before I knew we couldn't trust him.

Tad: Ah, ah, ah -- careful. Trust has got an edge on it, cuts both ways. And you haven't exactly been honest with me or J.R. or anybody since you blew into town, have you?

Krystal: We have been as honest with you as we -- what's that?

Tad: This is the result of a little research that I've been doing.

Babe: Research? On me?

Tad: That's right, cookie. On you.

Krystal: And what are you planning to do with that? Use it against us?

Tad: Don't know yet. Some of it is pretty juicy. And unless we come to some kind of arrangement, I might just have to.

Alan: What made you break off your engagement with the defendant?

Ryan: Well, I guess finding her in the arms of another man had a lot to do with it.

Alan: And what did you to do --

Kendall: You have to stop him. You can't let him testify against us.

Livia: The prosecution can call whoever they want. What, can Ryan Lavery say something to hurt us? I thought you two were on good terms.

Kendall: Yeah, so did I.

Alan: What did you learn about the defendant when you returned to Pine Valley?

Ryan: Well, as it turned out, we were both rivals for the Cambias estate.

Alan: And because of that, as you told police, you decided to spy on her. Is that right?

Ryan: Yes.

Alan: Well, that certainly is lucky for us. During the time that you were spying on the defendant without her knowledge, did you ever hear her say anything in relation to Michael Cambias' disappearance and subsequent death?

Ryan: Yes, I did.

[Gallery murmurs]

Alan: What did you hear Ms. Hart say about the victim's disappearance and subsequent death?

Ryan: She said a lot of things. I mean, then again, a lot of people said a lot of things, so --

Alan: Let's stick to the defendant and what you told Chief Derek Frye.

Ryan: Uh -- do you have it in the police file? Maybe you could, like, refresh my memory a little bit.

Alan: It had to do with a certain building down by the docks, a meatpacking plant?

Ryan: Oh, right, where the body was stashed.

Alan: You said the defendant was talking about the building before the body was found, didn't you?

Ryan: Yes.

Alan: And what was the defendant saying about it?

Ryan: Well, she said the building was scheduled for demolition, and she seemed frightened of what would happen if it was.

Alan: So acting on what you heard Ms. Hart say, you went to see for yourself, didn't you?

Ryan: Well, I've always really loved a good murder mystery.

Livia: Objection, Your Honor. Nonresponsive and not even funny.

Judge: Sustained. Mr. Lavery, please confine yourself to what you saw and heard.

Ryan: Yes, Your Honor.

Alan: So, what did you see and hear?

Ryan: Rats. I saw a lot of rats, including a big, frozen one -- Michael Cambias.

Judge: Mr. Lavery --

Ryan: I saw the body. I discovered it. Not pretty.

Judge: Move on, Mr. Singer.

Alan: Let's go back to the day you revealed yourself at the reading of Alexander Cambias' will. You maintained that Michael Cambias was already dead at the time Kendall Hart was claiming to have married him. Is that correct?

Ryan: Yes.

Alan: And you believed that so strongly that you set out to prove it by hounding the police and the Medical Examiner until the time of death was revealed.

Ryan: Yes, that's true.

Alan: On what did you base this strong belief?

Ryan: Well, I heard Kendall make some disparaging remarks on television after Michael�s hearing.

Alan: If I may, your honor, Commonwealth's 5. This is a transcript from Trial-TV, August 28, 2003. These are the words of Kendall Hart -- "Your pathetic client attacked me, my mother, and raped my sister. You can't let this man go. He's vile. If you don't stop him --" Were these the comments that led you to believe the defendant was lying about her relationship with Michael Cambias?

Ryan: Yeah, that pretty much did it for me.

Alan: No further questions, Your Honor.

Krystal: You know, I think it's pretty damn petty of you to come up with something like this just to hurt us back. But you're not going to go through with it. And you want to know why?

Tad: Ok.

Krystal: Because the person you'll hurt the most is J.R. and you love that boy too much to do that. I saw how you carried on when they came to arrest him for beating up that handsome Dr. Hayward. You wouldn't do anything to hurt that boy because you know he loves you like a father. Much more than he even loves Adam.

Tad: Do this.

Krystal: What?

Tad: You got a piece of flattery stuck between your teeth. And it's going to take a hell of a lot more than that to make me burn this. But you know what will?

Krystal: No. What?

Tad: You and me finishing the conversation we started in your bedroom before your mother tried to brain me. You said you wanted to tell me something, something important. What was it?

Babe: Nothing. I -- I don't even really remember.

Tad: Well, as Adam would say, I guess I'm just going to have to play the cards I've got.

Krystal: None of that means a thing, Tad. Come on. That's just ancient history.

Tad: Ancient History -- damn good subject. I used to love that when I was in high school, you know? But you know what I hated? Algebra. I sucked. I still have nightmares about taking the exam. But I'll bet you don't. Remember taking Algebra in high school, Babe? I'm sure you remember the teacher. You know, the one that changed your grade from an F to a C without making you take a makeup exam?

Krystal: What's he talking about?

Babe: It wasn't even like that. It was Mr. Albright.

Krystal: The one with the green eyes --

Babe: And the really long eyelashes.

Krystal: Yeah. Come on. He was very young. He was practically a kid himself.

Babe: And he was witty and intellectual. He motivated me.

Tad: Apparently there was a whole lot of motivating going on.

Babe: What was I supposed to do if he wanted to change my grade?

Tad: Study Algebra?

Krystal: And just how much High School Algebra do you remember, Tad?

Tad: Nothing. I told you, I hated it. All I remember is Driver's Ed -- which brings us to the subject of old Arabella's driving record.

Krystal: Oh, come on. Like you haven't had a harmless fender-bender or a couple of traffic tickets.

Tad: More than a couple. I just never tried to talk my out of one by inviting the cop up to my room for Cuba Libres. Olé.

Krystal: All right, look, my baby doll never had a fat cat daddy or a fat checkbook to make her problems go away. You use what you've got. Who are you to judge us?

Tad: No one. All the dirt I got in my closet, I'm nothing if not lightly soiled.

Krystal: Yeah.

Tad: I'm sure you've got a good reason for everything you do. But since you've hit town, you've single-handedly managed to turn my entire family upside down. You got both my boys wanting to kill each other, and before they do, I�d like to know who they're doing it for.

Krystal: All right, fine. Fine. So you've come up with grade changing and a couple of traffic tickets. Anything else?

Tad: No, that's about it. Oh! Wait. There is one traffic ticket that caught my eye. Oh, here we go. Speeding, just north of the Mexican border. Here's the funny part. It happened when you swear that you were in San Diego, Babe.

Krystal: So?

Tad: Said companion was young, male, in his 20s, and here's the tricky part -- he wasn't J.R. Had brown hair, wearing a naval uniform. Seeing that started all kinds of bells going off in my head. I remember about this young boy mentioned in Adam�s little dossier -- Paul Cramer. But you only met him once at some toga party. Was that the night of the party, Babe?

Krystal: You know, a lot of guys would fit that description.

Tad: You're tying to tell me it wasn't Paul Cramer? Before you say anything, how would you feel if I told you that all I�ve got to do is turn the page and I can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt you know old Paul a hell of a lot better than you say you do?

Paul: Excuse me. Do you know where I can find Dr. Maria Grey?

Brooke: Oh, Dr. Grey's in there. Her husband's a patient here.

Paul: Oh, I know. Dr. Larry Wolek from Llanview wanted me to deliver this to her. He heard about what happened to her husband, and he wanted to show his support.

Brooke: You're Paul Cramer, aren't you? We were at a New Year's Eve party at the Valley Inn?

Paul: Yeah, I see.

Brooke: I'm Brooke English. I think we have some friends in common -- Babe Chandler? Well, you probably knew her as Babe Carey.

Paul: Yeah -- I only know her slightly. I think we'd only met once before the New Year's Eve party. It was -- I don't mean to be rude, but I have to get back to Llanview. Do you think you could just maybe hand this --

Brooke: Oh, yeah, I'd be happy to give it to Dr. Grey.

Paul: Thanks a lot.

Brooke: Sure.

Maria: No, no, no, no, no, no, you really can't talk with that tube down your throat, so don't even try, ok? We're going to try to wean off that vent, though, very soon. I know. But just relax. I just want you to sleep and rest, and I'm going to go call the kids and tell them that you're ok. Ok. All right. I love you.

Livia: Mr. Lavery, you testified that you heard a lot of things from a lot of people.

Ryan: I did.

Livia: What things from what people?

Alan: Objection, relevance.

Livia: Well, Mr. Singer has opened the door on Mr. Lavery's spying activities, so I think if he observed anything that might be exculpatory for my client, that should be admissible, as well.

Judge: That's interesting. Go ahead, but watch it.

Livia: So, who else did you spy on besides Kendall Cambias?

Ryan: Boyd Larraby and Aidan Devane.

Livia: And in relation to the disappearance and death of Michael Cambias, what did you observe about these two men?

Ryan: Well, they both seemed pretty happy that Michael Cambias was dead.

Alan: Objection.

Judge: Overruled.

Livia: And what did you observe that made you come up with this, exactly?

Ryan: Well, the fact that they were both in love with Mrs. Cambias.

Livia: Did you observe anyone else, anyone who might be relevant to this case?

Ryan: David Hayward.

[Gallery murmurs]

Ryan: And I heard Hayward and Devane arguing in Michael Cambias' condo. And a decanter got smashed, so I picked up a few of the pieces of the broken decanter. I had them analyzed and later found out that it contained Scotch as well as a chemical castration drug.

Alan: Your Honor!

[Gallery murmurs]

Judge: Ahem. Sustained. The jury will disregard the last part of that statement.

Livia: So you observed Dr. Hayward and Aidan Devane arguing. Did you observe anything else?

Ryan: I heard Devane accuse Hayward of trying to hurt Michael Cambias, and then later I heard Hayward admit that to his ex-wife, Anna Devane.

Livia: So in your opinion, there are many citizens of this community other than Kendall Cambias who might have a motive for murdering Michael Cambias?

Alan: Objection, leading the witness.

Judge: Sustained. Ms. Frye, you've made your point. Move it along.

Livia: Mr. Lavery, you testified that you were convinced that Michael Cambias was already dead at the time Mrs. Cambias claims they were married. Is that correct?

Ryan: I was.

Livia: "Was"? Does that mean you've changed your mind?

Ryan: Well, I must have. Why else would I sign over billions of dollars to Kendall�s child as the true Cambias heir?

Pablo: It's good to see you awake. I am responsible for this. Yes. It was my fight. I should be in that bed instead of you.

Maria: Yes, he's feeling much better. Much better. Very soon. You're going to get to see him very soon. I know -- ok, Sammy, I will tell him. I will tell him. You know how much he loves you both. And I love you, too. Ok, sweetheart. Bye-bye.

Brooke: Edmund's awake?

Maria: Yes, he is. Yes, thank God. You know, I just -- I really want to apologize again for what I said the other day. I just --

Brooke: You don't have to.

Maria: Oh, yeah, I do. Yeah, I do. There was really no excuse for what I said.

Brooke: No. You had every reason to, ok? Every minute that I kept Edmund away from you was precious, and if anything had happened to him, I would have never forgiven myself.

Maria: Well, he's going to -- he's going to be all right. Looks like he's going to be all right. He's alert, he's responsive. That's good. I'm very hopeful.

Brooke: Are we going to be all right, you and I?

Maria: I -- I understand why you didn't tell him that I was alive.

Brooke: I loved Edmund and I didn't want to lose him, but it doesn't justify what I did.

Maria: You still love him. That's why you're here.

Brooke: Yes, I still love him.

Maria: Well, you should -- you should go in because he'd really be happy to see you.

Man: Dr. Grey?

Maria: Yes.

Man: I'm Dr. Maurice Taylor of the Royal London Hospital.

Maria: Well, what can I do to help you, Dr. Taylor?

Dr. Taylor: I thought I'd become familiar with your husband's case before I introduced myself. I'm ready to examine him whenever it's convenient.

Maria: Well, I didn't know that you'd been called to consult on my husband's case. I just had no idea.

Dr. Taylor: Oh, I do beg your pardon. I thought you knew.

Maria: No, not at all, but who called you? Dr. Martin?

Pablo: No. I called him.

Krystal: Blank page, just like I thought.

Tad: All right, fine. You two are tough. I'll give you that.

Babe: Adam already tried to blackmail me with Paul Cramer, but it didn't work. J.R. already knows everything there is to know about Paul because I told him.

Tad: This is about a lot more than just Paul Cramer.

Krystal: What's it about?

Tad: Give me a break. Look, I've been sniffing around for two days. Do you honestly think I couldn't fill this if I kept at it? And if I keep at it, Adam�s going to. Come on, Babe, be smart. You felt you could trust me, and you can. Get it off your chest. Tell me what's been bothering you. You do, and it could save a lot of trouble for all of us.

Krystal: All right, that's it. Listen, you save your concern for somebody who's falling for it. We're out of here. Come on, Babe.

Babe: No, no. Tad's right. My secret's going to get out eventually. Might as well be right now.

[Gallery murmurs]

Reggie: I told you there was nothing to worry about Ryan�s testimony. He's a standup kind of guy.

Bianca: Yeah, he is. He's not what I'm trying to remember.

Reggie: Ok, you lost me.

Bianca: I lost "it," and I have to find it.

Reggie: Oh, hey, Lieutenant, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania�s not looking too good right now, is it? Look, you should have stayed with my story about the Center City gang killing Cambias.

[Judge pounds gavel]

Judge: We're back on the record. Continue, Ms. Frye.

Livia: Did you say "billions"? "Billions" with a capital B? You stood to inherit billions of dollars if Alexander Cambias didn't have a grandchild. Is that correct?

Ryan: That is correct.

Livia: And you stood to lose billions of dollars if my client, Kendall Cambias, married Michael Cambias and conceived a child by him.

Ryan: You said it, Ms. Frye. That's billions with a B.

Livia: And yet that is exactly what you believe she did, isn't it?

Ryan: Yes, that's what I believe.

Livia: Nothing further, Your Honor.

Alan: Your Honor, redirect.

Judge: Sit, Mr. Lavery.

Alan: So, Mr. Lavery, now you believe her. What else did you change your mind about with regard to Kendall Hart?

Livia: Objection. I'd like to know where the prosecution is going with this line of questioning.

Alan: Your Honor, it's true that Mr. Lavery has not been as forthcoming with his testimony as I expected. I want to know why.

Judge: Well, I assume he knows that he has to tell the truth. He's still under oath.

Alan: Thank you for reminding us all, Your Honor, of the need to tell the truth. May I?

Judge: Go ahead.

Alan: What is your current relationship with Ms. Hart?

Ryan: Wow. That's sort of hard. I don't think they have a word for somebody that used to be engaged to and were fighting over billions of dollars with --

Alan: The question is simple enough, Mr. Lavery. Do you have a relationship with Ms. Hart at the moment?

Ryan: I have a relationship with the guy who presses my shirts.

Alan: Are you sleeping with him?

[Gallery laughs and murmurs]

Livia: Objection.

Alan: I'll rephrase. Did you sleep with Ms. Hart --

Livia: Objection!

Alan: Since you returned to Pine Valley?

Judge: That one he can answer.

Alan: Answer the question, Mr. Lavery. Even though you and the defendant are no longer engaged, isn't it true that you renewed your relationship as lovers?

Ryan: Yes.

Alan: Is that why you're willing to believe anything she tells you?

Livia: Objection, Your Honor!

Ryan: No, that is not why.

Alan: No? Why, then? Is it because you're in love with her?

Livia: Your Honor, I request that you stop counsel from questioning until you have ruled on my objection.

Judge: Objection overruled.

Alan: Thank you, Your Honor. My question is, Mr. Lavery, are you or are you not in love with the defendant, Kendall Hart?

Ryan: Yes. Yes, I am.

Alan: No further questions, Your Honor.

[Gallery murmurs]

Maria: Will you excuse me one moment, please, Doctor? What are you doing, Pablo? Look, I appreciate what you're doing, but can you please just stay out of our business?

Pablo: Dr. Taylor is an expert in the field of neurology.

Maria: No, believe me, I know all about Dr. Taylor's reputation.

Pablo: Maria, I just wanted to give you what you gave me with Carlos -- peace of mind, knowing that Edmund has the best in the world.

Maria: Peace of mind. I -- ok. Ok. Look, Edmund�s going to be ok, and so I just need to let go of all this -- this fear and -- so thank you. Thank you, really. Doctor -- Dr. Taylor, I really appreciate you coming all this way. I really do. Thank you. My husband is awake. He's alert and responsive, and I think things are looking hopeful.

Dr. Taylor: That's very encouraging.

Maria: I will take you to see his latest test results, and then I�ll take you in to see him.

Brooke: Well, I can tell you, I was not looking forward to managing all the campaign coverage by myself. But knowing you, I know you're going to be back at your desk by Super Tuesday, right? What is it? Edmund, wait, wait. I know you can't talk with that thing. It's ok, it's all -- don't -- don't -- Edmund, please, don't -- don't do that. Don't -- your -- your legs? Your legs? I'm sure your legs are going to be fine. I know, Edmund. I'm scared, too.

Reggie: Isn't that great, Greenlee? You know, Ryan swore that he loved Kendall -- under oath.

Greenlee: Shut up, Reggie.

Reggie: No. Wait, you got to give the Kane women some props, ok, while poor, little Greenlee�s with her nose against the window pane -- "What about me? What about me?"

Greenlee: Why are you taking Kendall�s side? She's not your sister. I am.

Reggie: That's funny, because about two weeks ago, you wanted nothing to do with me.

Greenlee: Come to think of it, let's keep it that way.

Bianca: You know, Reggie, I don't know why you're on Kendall�s side, either, but I'm sure glad you are.

Reggie: Because Kendall�s an innocent woman, that's why.

Bianca: Well, we just have to prove that.

Reggie: Well, Livia�s doing that as we speak.

Bianca: Yeah, well, I could help if I could just figure it out.

Reggie: Figure what out? You're making no sense.

Bianca: It's just -- it's too complicated to explain, Reggie.

Reggie: Look, Bianca, Kendall�s going to walk, ok? And I'd bet you all my money -- if I had any. Look, just don't worry, ok? It's going to be all right.

Kendall: You scared the hell out of me. You know that?

Ryan: Good. It was good for the jury to see you scared and helpless. That way they know we didn't plan it ahead of time. They got that pure, stunned reaction out of you.

Kendall: So that's why you didn't tell me that Singer had called you in for the prosecution?

Ryan: Would it have made a difference if I had? I mean, you would have thought I was going to double-cross you, anyway. You had to see for yourself that I wouldn't.

Kendall: Well, I certainly saw. Everyone did.

Ryan: Anything to help the case.

Kendall: Yeah, well, thank you. I should probably go check on Bianca. Poor kid looks more stressed out than I do.

Ryan: Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

J.R.: Hey, Ryan, I just want to say, man, that was some grand gesture in there. That was really impressive.

Ryan: Oh, yeah. Hey, J.R., listen, I really -- I meant to tell you privately that I�d given the entire Cambias estate over to Kendall. I mean, that includes Chandler. You realize that?

J.R.: Hey, it's no problem. Kendall told me. You did the right thing.

Ryan: You know, she's a very smart woman. She's smart enough to realize that you are the man to run Chandler.

J.R.: Well, she already offered me the job.

Ryan: Oh. Well, I said she was a smart woman.

J.R.: Anyway, the only thing that's important right now is that Kendall beats these charges.

Ryan: Yeah.

J.R.: You stepped up. I don't know how.

Ryan: You just do what you need to do.

J.R.: I don't mean about you saying what you had to say on the stand. I mean about the leap of faith. You really believe in Kendall, don't you?

Ryan: Yeah, I do.

J.R.: Even though she -- she rolled over you last time you were together?

Ryan: Well, she was in trouble.

J.R.: Yeah, well, she caused the trouble.

Ryan: Hey, hey, hold on a second here. What are we talking about?

J.R.: The leap of faith. If I could do what you're doing -- you know what, man? It's really not that important. I'll talk to you later.

Krystal: I mean, I can understand why you want to trust him. He's acting all strong and sincere. But we don't need him, all right? Our lives have been great, just the two of us, and they always will be.

Babe: I know that, Mama, and that's why it's going to be ok. That's why I want to tell him about the paternity test.

[Krystal sighs]

Krystal: Well, if you really want to --

Tad: Paternity test?

Babe: Yeah. Well, there's this new state-of-the-art paternity test. It's kind of like a blood test, except it won't hurt the baby at all.

Tad: That's it? That's what was bothering you? That's what you wanted to tell me?

Babe: Yeah. I was just a little nervous about even saying the words "paternity test" because that could mean to you or to J.R. that I have a doubt of who my baby's daddy is, and I don't.

Krystal: We don't.

Babe: But I am sick of other people's doubts. So with this new test being safe, not like the other ones, I just figured, what the heck. Let's do it.

Krystal: What the heck. Shame the devil. Baby, you are so smart and so brave, and I am -- I am so proud of you.

Babe: Oh, Mama --

Krystal: I'm so proud of you.

Tad: So --

[Tad laughs]

Tad: So that's it? That's the big secret?

Babe: That's it.

Krystal: Yeah. I'm sure you were expecting something a little juicier.

Tad: Oh, no, no, that's -- that's plenty juicy. It's a fine secret. I tell you what -- if there are any other secrets that you want to talk about, you give me a call.

Krystal: Yeah, well, got you on speed dial, honey.

Tad: I'll bet you do. Ladies.

Krystal: Good googly moogly. I thought you were going to spill about Paul Cramer.

Babe: My mama didn't raise any dummies.

Krystal: Well, honey, you're just going to have go through with that paternity test now. I just don't see any other way around it.

Babe: I know, and I got to keep me and Paul secret.

Krystal: Yeah, well, especially since he's the one that's going to fix it so that it turns your way, you better.

Babe: J.R. could totally be the daddy.

Krystal: He probably is.

Babe: I know.

Krystal: And I say better safe than sorry.

Babe: Oh, I so do not trust him.

Krystal: Well, honey, your mother didn't raise any dummies.

Babe: Oh, gosh. But if he just keeps digging, he is bound to find out all the truth. And if finds out about me and Paul --

Krystal: I don't want you to give that another thought, ok? Your job is Paul. You leave Tad to me.

Babe: But Tad is a lot smarter than Paul is.

Krystal: Since when do we worry about men's brains? Come on, honey. Have you ever known your mama not to get a man to do just what she wants? Huh?

[Kendall and Bianca laugh]

Mia: Could there really be something different about the Kane women? Because every time I turn around, Kendall�s got another guy wrapped around her finger, ready to take the fall for her.

Ryan: Ok, go ahead. Tell me you think I'm an idiot.

Greenlee: No, Ryan, I don't think that, exactly.

Ryan: Kendall needed this.

Greenlee: Kendall has nothing to do with it. You need to play the hero all the time, but I can't stop you, so I won't even try.

Ryan: Good. Don�t.

Greenlee: But I can keep her from taking advantage of it.

Mia: How? Wait. Never mind. Whatever it is, I'm in. It's like she puts some evil spell on men that dulls their senses.

Greenlee: How do we expose Kendall for the lying manipulator that she is?

Mia: Of course, the woman is on trial for murder right now.

Greenlee: Are you saying that you feel sorry for her all of a sudden?

Mia: No. I'm not sorry for her. I'm the opposite of sorry for her.

Greenlee: Do you realize that Kendall might have gotten Aidan to knock her up just so she could pass this baby off as Michael�s and beat this rap?

Mia: Well, I know you believe that, but I don�t. I don�t.

Greenlee: Well, what you believe doesn't matter. What does a jury of her peers believe?

Mia: That it's Michael�s baby, and that's bull.

Greenlee: Of course it is.

Mia: I don't even think she's pregnant at all.

Greenlee: My God, what if she's managed to fool everyone?

Mia: Well, she's not fooling us.

Greenlee: But for God�s sake, it should be easy enough to prove that someone's faking a pregnancy.

Mia: Then let's do it.

Mia: As far as I'm concerned, Kendall�s asking for it.

Greenlee: Exactly. And how hard can it be? All we have to is get her in a room alone and corner her and --

Simone: Hey, what are you guys doing? Isn't the trial happening? What's going on?

Greenlee: We just decided Kendall�s pulling off the greatest scam in the western hemisphere.

Simone: What else is new?

Greenlee: And Mia decided that she wants to expose her.

Simone: Now? In the middle of her murder trial?

Mia: She can't get away with this.

Greenlee: She's afraid that Kendall�s pregnant with Aidan�s baby, not Michael�s.

Mia: No, I told you before -- she's not pregnant at all.

Simone: She's showing, guys.

Mia: Yeah, and Greenlee here is out for Kendall�s blood because Ryan just got up on the stand and swore under oath that he loves Kendall.

Simone: Oh.

Mia: Mm-hmm.

Simone: Ok. So exactly what are we planning here?

Greenlee: You know, what if Kendall is pregnant and she didn't tell Aidan that it's his baby because the kid is the key to the Cambias fortune?

Mia: Oh, you're really reaching, Greenlee.

Simone: Wait -- so, wait -- are we trying to figure out who the father of Kendall�s baby is?

Greenlee: Or maybe Aidan does know that he's the father and he's keeping mum about it because she's pulled a number on him like you've seen her do.

Mia: Aidan couldn't sleep with me if he knew that Kendall was carrying his child. And like I said before, she's not even pregnant.

Greenlee: And like you said before, let's prove it.

Simone: Ok, so we are trying to prove that Kendall�s faking the pregnancy?

Mia: So, are you in?

Greenlee: Are you in?

Alan: So, in your expert opinion, the window of death for Michael Cambias was between 8:00 p.m. August 28 and 4:00 a.m. August 29?

Woman: Yes, that's correct.

Alan: No further questions, your honor.

Livia: So, 8:00 and 4:00, August 28 and August 29.

Woman: Yes.

Livia: And you can testify to that even though the body wasn't found until September 22, almost a month later?

Woman: The rate of decomposition can be ascertained to a very high percentage of accuracy.

Livia: Really? Now, isn't it also true that a body decomposes at a much faster rate if it's been frozen and then thawed than if it's never been frozen at all?

Woman: That discrepancy has been taken into account in our calculations.

Livia: Absolutely. Did you happen to be in town on September 14 last year?

Woman: I was, yes.

Livia: Do you remember there were all these electrical storms and there were power outages all over town?

Woman: Yes.

Livia: Well, I mean, isn't it likely that during one of those power outages, the refrigeration unit might have shut off long enough for Michael Cambias' body to thaw and then refreeze when the unit went on?

Woman: I suppose so.

Livia: You suppose so? When your freezer turns off, the meat defrosts and then freezes again when the freezer turns back on -- which is terrible for ice cream, by the way. But then the body would defrost and refreeze and defrost and refreeze, and wouldn't that have an effect on the data of the decomposition rate?

Woman: There are always variables, of course.

Livia: So since we have no way of knowing how long or how many power outages happened during that week or how long Michael Cambias' body was hanging in that freezer in that warehouse or how many times that body defrosted and froze and defrosted and froze, then there's really no way for you to ascertain the exact time for the window of Michael Cambias' death, is there?

Woman: Yes, that's true.

Livia: So then your guess of the time of death is nothing more than a highly -- highly educated guess, isn't it?

Alan: Objection.

Livia: I have nothing further.

Judge: This would be a good time to break for lunch. We'll stand in recess until 2:00.

Bailiff: All rise.

Reggie: Well, you know, before that little speech, I was going to treat you to ice cream, but how about nachos instead?

Bianca: Ok, nachos.

Kendall: Well, I think we had a pretty good morning, don't you think?

Livia: I'm just getting started. I'll see you back at 1:45.

Kendall: Ok.

[Kendall sighs]

Reporter: There she is.

Second Reporter: There she is.

Reporter: Kendall --

Second Reporter: Kendall, would you like to make a statement?

Simone: Excuse us, excuse us.

Reporter: Kendall --

Simone: Hey, how's it going?

Kendall: Well, we're just getting started.

Simone: You look tired.

Kendall: Yeah, I feel even worse.

Simone: You know what? You just need to relax for a few minutes, you know?

Kendall: I think I'm going to do that --

Simone: No, not here with them. Let's go someplace more private. Come with me. Yeah.

Brooke: Edmund, you have to keep in mind that an hour ago, you weren't even awake. I mean, you know, you -- you can't expect everything to just, you know, come back in perfect working order all at once. It's -- and you have a wife who will move heaven and earth to make sure that you -- that you are well again.

Maria: Hiya.

Brooke: Hey.

Maria: Hi. We have a specialist from England who has come to see you because you're very special, and we're working on getting you off that vent, and if that's not enough, we've got so many hugs and kisses coming your way from your adorable children that that's going to bring you home in no time. Ok, my sweet? I love you.

Paul: I am on my way to Llanview right now.

Babe: Oh, you can't leave yet, Paul. First you got to promise me you'll do that little favor that we talked about. And I need you to promise right now.

Krystal: I'm just getting started.

Bianca: I have to admit, when the prosecution first called you as a witness --

Ryan: Now, don't tell me Kendall�s suspicions are rubbing off on you.

Bianca: I knew you wouldn't let us down.

Ryan: We're going to get through this. She's going to be ok.

Kendall: Nice, Simone. You going to pull the knives out of my back now?

Greenlee: Oh, don't go.

Mia: No, no, no, stay with us.

Simone: It's not what you think. We want to help you relax.

Kendall: Yeah, well, I have a better chance of that under that big tree out there.

Simone: Oh --

Kendall: You know, the one with the pigeons in it?

Greenlee: We know this is a terrible time for you, Kendall, but it's also a wonderful time for you, too.

Mia: Yeah, you're having a baby.

Simone: Yeah.

Greenlee: A very rich baby.

Mia: Worth billions with a B.

Greenlee: Who cares who the father is?

Simone: Oh, it's not the baby's fault.

Mia: No, he or she is a lucky baby.

Greenlee: A very lucky baby.

Mia: Yeah. Oh, let me touch it.

Kendall: No -- touch what?

Greenlee: Your baby.

Mia: Yeah, let us touch it. It'll bring us luck.

Kendall: Yeah, well, then go buy yourself a rabbit's foot. I don't like being touched.

Simone: Oh, come on. Don't be selfish.

Kendall: No.

Greenlee: Why not?

Mia: Yeah, come on, Kendall. Just this once, let us touch that sweet little baby in your tummy.

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

Erica: Why don't you just give us some proof?

Kendall: You want to feel Michael�s child? Go right ahead.

Paul: Give me one single reason why I should do anything for you.

Babe: I'll give 30 million reasons why.

Krystal: You are asking for it.

Tad: Bring it on.

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