All My Children Transcript Monday 2/23/04
Proofread by Gisele
Mary: Ryan, you have to do something. Greenlee's still nowhere to be found.
Ryan: Well, she's probably hunkered down in front of the tube, scarfing down ice cream, feeling sorry for herself, Mary.
Mary: No, I've been to her penthouse. There are dozens of unplayed messages on her voicemail, her car is not in the garage, and the attendant says he hasn't seen her for days.
Ryan: Well, there's your answer right there, all right? She probably split town, wanted to put a million miles between this place and her problems.
Mary: But she wouldn't disappear today, not today of all days!
Greenlee: Nada. Not even mint dental floss. Welcome to rock bottom, ground floor -- chills, mildew, starvation, slime. It doesn't get any worse than this. I spoke too soon. This can't be right. It is. Happy Birthday to me. What does the good birthday girl do when the going gets rough? She parties.
Ryan: Wow, I'm surprised you remembered Greenlee's birthday, Mary.
Mary: Of course I remember. She likes a big fuss on her special day.
Ryan: Well, then buy her a pony and maybe she'll turn up.
Mary: I can't believe you're so utterly callous about all of this!
Ryan: What do you want from me, Mary? What? What? What do you want? Just because Greenlee's a year older doesn't change the fact that she messed up bigtime. Now, unless you want to be Exhibit A in your own murder trial, just leave me alone.
Mary: Ryan --
Jack: Come here. Now, I want you to tell me why it is you're so certain that Erica's innocent.
Reggie: Yes, Jack, please leave it there. No questions to ask.
Jack: I can't do that, and you know that, Reggie. Now, if you know what went down that night with Kendall and Erica, you are going to by God tell me right now!
Bianca: All this time it was right there in my head and I just couldn't see it.
Erica: What, Bianca? What, honey? What -- what couldn't you see? What are you talking about?
Kendall: I'm going to go find Livia and tell her to change my plea to guilty.
Erica: No, no, you've gone crazy! A minute ago you were counting on a mistrial.
Kendall: Well, I stopped counting. I want to get this over with now.
Erica: No, no, no, you were right. The judge might just toss out the case against you because of my testimony, and then you would be home free.
Bianca: Oh, my God. It's true.
Kendall: Bianca, no.
Erica: Bianca? Are you -- are you all right?
Bianca: I did it, Mom. I murdered Michael.
Erica: Bianca, why are you saying this? Honey, what are you trying to do?
Bianca: I did it. I shot Michael.
Erica: Have you lost your mind, or have I lost mine?
Bianca: I blocked it out. I just remembered just now. How could I not remember?
Kendall: It's because it -- it never happened.
Bianca: Yes, it did. I can see it.
Kendall: No, no, Bianca, you're just upset. You're upset. Your imagination is in hyperdrive.
Erica: Bianca, do you even know what you're saying?
Michael: Bianca, you are going to do as you're told for the rest of your life.
Bianca: He was coming towards me. He was laughing. I remember everything that happened. It's all coming back. I remember everything.
Adam: I answered it first. Erica thought I was Cambias, shot me in the shoulder.
Opal: What? What? Wait a minute -- are you saying that Palmer isn't the old rooster that clipped your wing?
Adam: Shh, shh, shh --
Palmer: Will you just keep your mouth shut, woman, please?
Adam: Erica's in enough trouble without you piling more onto it.
Opal: Aren't you a couple of old sons of guns, though? It wasn't about the dyed eyebrows after all! It was just you claiming that you plugged Adam and you playing along, not even to save your own chapped hides but to protect Erica's? Well, aren't you just a lying, scheming, wonderful --
Palmer: Would you get your bony fingers off of me, please!
Opal: Oh, my! How you guys have spent the best part of your lives at each other's throats, and here you are, a couple of whizzing warriors fighting cheek by grizzled, gruff jowl! I think that this just might mean that the Chandler-Cortlandt feud might be finally coming to an end?
Adam and Palmer: No, no.
Erica: Bianca -- Bianca, stop this.
Kendall: Yeah, listen to Mom, ok? Things are bad enough without you getting involved. I mean, Erica and I -- we both have our heads on the chopping block.
Bianca: Because of me.
Erica: Bianca, honey, I see where you're going with this. I will not let you sacrifice yourself because of me.
Kendall: That's what you're doing, isn't it? You're -- that's exactly what you're doing. You -- you think that the jury won't send a pregnant woman to prison, let alone sock her with the death penalty. That's why you're making this whole story up. You figure that Erica and I will walk, and then the judge will go light on you, on your sentence, because of your baby.
Bianca: Do you think I want to say this? Do you think I want to admit that I killed someone? I'm not doing this to save either one of you. I'm telling God's honest truth.
Erica: Bianca, the -- the idea of you killing anyone --
Bianca: I guess that I couldn't face up to what I had done. I killed my baby's father.
Erica: I don't really understand. Are -- are we helping each other, or are we tearing each other apart?
Bianca: Mom, I remember holding the gun in my hand. I remember firing it.
Kendall: No, no, please, Bianca, you can't. Please, no. Bianca, please. Please, you mustn't.
Bianca: You know I did it, don't you? You know I killed Michael.
[Knock on door]
Tad: Erica --
Tad: Listen -- thank God. I'm sorry to interrupt, but this is important. I got to talk to you about your case.
Erica: Well, Tad, you're too late. I -- I confessed to Michael's murder today in court.
Tad: Why? Erica, it's a mistake. You're not guilty. I can prove it. The real killer isn't you.
Greenlee: Who wants to come to my birthday party?
Mary: Happy birthday, sweetheart.
Greenlee: Mother. You're here. A present -- gimme! Gimme, gimme, gimme! Oh -- oh! Oh, it's exactly what I wanted! How did you know?
Mary: Mommy always knows best.
Greenlee: Mommy always knows best? Since when? No one came to rescue me because I followed your advice. I went after Kendall, and now the whole town is throwing me a parade with pitchforks and torches.
Mary: Why concern yourself with the mob mentality? You don't need those people.
Greenlee: Those people are my family and my friends. I care what they think about me.
Mary: Well, you didn't get that from me. That must be your father's influence.
Greenlee: Well, then I'm going to be more like him. I'm going to make Jack proud that I'm his daughter.
Mary: But I hope you'll give me the chance to show you how much I admire you.
Greenlee: You had your chance, Mother. Now, beat it!
Jack: So, did you get your wish?
Maria: Anita, you know what? This is really the last place I need to be right now, ok? I just -- can we -- can we go before I become one with the floor?
Anita: Maria, I have jogged the shores of Lake Michigan, drooling for an onion blossom smothered in mayo. I'm not leaving until my HDL spikes into the danger zone.
Maria: Ok. Ok, but you know what, you could be at Mama's right now, stuffing yourself with chile rellenos.
Anita: Oh, I am more than up for Mama's home cooking. But I can do without what she serves with it. "Mija, when are you and Roberto going to bless me with grandchildren? Mija, why don't you come home more often."
Maria: Why don't you?
Anita: You're as bad as Mama. Hey, check out that guy with the tiger tattoos.
Maria: Oh -- you know, it's funny because this place used to be all, like, cowboys and clog dancing. And now it's scary. It's like Harley hogs and hip-hoppers. It's sad. Doesn't anything stay the same?
Anita: Thinking about the good old days?
Maria: I mean, just -- it seems like yesterday, you know, that Edmund and I were here and we -- you know what, I can't do it. Can we just get this order to go? I really have got to go.
Anita: This is where you and Edmund what?
Maria: Anita, you know what? I've got to be back at the hospital. Edmund really needs me right now.
Anita: We need to talk, away from Mama and the kids and everyone. That's why I stopped here, not to carbo load. Come on. Two drafts.
Maria: I can't believe you drink.
Anita: Just an occasional beer.
Maria: I know, but you're my baby sister.
Anita: I also stay up till midnight and go to R-rated movies and voted in the last two elections.
Maria: Ok, what's your point?
Anita: My point is, is I'm not the kid who needs to be sent out of the room when the grownups need to talk. I have grown-up talks of my own now.
Maria: Ok. Ok, grown-up girl. How's married life treating you?
Anita: Don't change the subject.
Maria: Oh, my God, don't boss me.
Anita: Well, don't treat me like a 5-year-old. Confide in me the way that you did with Mateo and Julia. I mean, yell, get mad, take something out on me. Just as long as you don't shut down. So, please, come on, finish what you started to say. This is where you and Edmund --
Maria: This is where Edmund and I had our first dance.
Edmund: Move it, damn it.
[Knock on door]
Edmund: Come in.
Brooke: Hey, you. Is this a good time?
Edmund: It is if that's the scoop on Doc Marshall and my chances of walking again.
Brooke: Uh -- well, this is every scrap of information that I could download, but you're not going to like it.
Erica: What proof do you have that I didn't send Michael Cambias straight to hell?
Tad: Just give me a minute, ok? Just a second. You can come on in, Elise.
Elise: Hey, Ms. Kane.
Tad: This is Elise Baylor. She's a waitress at the -- the Golden Coach Diner.
Elise: Remember me?
Erica: Should I?
Elise: I guess not. You were pretty out of it that night you stopped by the diner.
Erica: Oh. Forgive me, Elise, but I -- I don't do diners.
Elise: You did that night. You wandered in off the street all confused. And I figured you were drunk or high, so I fixed you up in a back booth with some decaf and some waffles.
Tad: Tell her which night it was.
Elise: The night that Cambias guy got plugged. Only I didn't know that till way later.
Bianca: What time was my mother at the diner?
Elise: I get off shift at 11:30, and that's when Ms. Kane wandered in. I knew who she was right away, of course. So I -- I called my boyfriend, and we hung around till Ms. Kane seemed a little more steady on her pins.
Bianca: And what time did she leave?
Elise: Must have been around 2:00 a.m.
Bianca: So if Kendall heard a shot at around midnight, that means that Mom couldn't have done it.
Erica: Tad, how can you be sure that Elise is not simply after publicity?
Elise: I don't need the press, Ms. Kane. My boyfriend's kind of married.
Tad: And he'll verify the story. He would just prefer not to do it in front of the wife. So it looks like you're off the hook.
Erica: Well, thank you, Elise. And, Tad, you just send me the bill.
Tad: That's it? I mean, no "Hallelujah"? No "Thank God"? Just "ok, Tad, you're dismissed"?
Erica: Please, Tad, I just need to speak to my daughters in private.
Tad: Sure. Come on. Come on.
Bianca: See, Mom? It wasn't you. And it wasn't Kendall, either.
Kendall: Says who? Elise never gave me a decaf-and-waffles alibi.
Bianca: She doesn't need to, Kendall. You're innocent.
Erica: Bianca, you were at the penthouse all night, and Reggie was there to protect you.
Bianca: Reggie fell asleep. His gun was on the table. I thought I just went out to throw it away, but when I got back to the penthouse, Reggie wasn't there. And no one can say for sure that I didn't go to Michael's condo.
Bianca: Oh --
Kendall: Bianca, what is it? What is it?
Bianca: I remember more about that night.
Jack: Hey. Happy Birthday, sweetheart.
Greenlee: When I was 7 --
Greenlee: I went to Janie Lipton's birthday party, and her daddy made a whole zooful of animals out of balloons. I would've been happy with just a teddy bear from my daddy.
Jack: Well, you have my word, princess -- I'm going to make up for all those birthdays that I missed, starting with this one.
Greenlee: This is my best birthday ever. I wish you were real, Daddy. Daddy?
Greenlee: Mia! Simone!
Mia: Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Greenlee: I didn't think you would come!
Simone: When was the time when the women of Fusion passed up a time to dress up and cut loose?
Greenlee: Fusion -- where we all became friends.
Mia: Yeah, but somebody's missing. Where's -- ow.
Simone: Happy, Happy Birthday, Greenlee.
Mia: Sleek coat.
Simone: Oh, and Mr. Teddy looks so cuddly.
Greenlee: All I need is a hunk of birthday cake.
Mia: Yeah, but it's not just any makeup.
Simone: It's Fusion's finest.
Mia: Right, kitchen tested and girlfriend approved.
Greenlee: But these are freebies. They give these out at Lacey�s cosmetics counter.
Mia: Hey, you know, we put a lot of thought into that gift.
Greenlee: That's just sad. Of all the lame ideas -- kitchen tested. Oh, my gosh. Let's see. "Mocha mousse hydrating cream." Let's see. "Cherry vanilla -- cherry vanilla glaze." Ok. Not bad. Not a chili cheeseburger, but not bad.
Ryan: And the party's just starting. Hey, David, listen -- um -- it's not like I'm losing sleep over this or anything, but have you seen Greenlee, like, the last couple days?
David: If I had, do you really think I'd tell you where the hell she is? Just stay out of Greenlee's life.
Jack: Mary, I can't do this now.
Mary: Are you aware that today is Greenlee's birthday and she's still missing?
Jack: Today's her birthday?
Reggie: Oh, me, either. I didn't even get her anything.
Mary: And I'm beside myself with worry, Jack.
Jack: Mary, I'll -- I'll do what I can. I'll call around.
Mary: Don't make the mistake that I did and think you have all the time in the world to make it right by Greenlee.
Jack: And you were saying?
Reggie: I --
Jack: What did you --
Tad: Jack. I just walked out of a really strange scene in the witness room.
Jack: How's Erica doing?
Tad: Not half as thrilled as I thought she'd be.
Jack: Well, how thrilled did you think she was going to be? She thinks she committed murder, Tad.
Tad: That's what I'm trying to tell you. I just handed her an ironclad alibi in the form of a witness. You'd think she'd be all kinds of happy to be off the hook, but she barely said two words. And Kendall wasn't too stoked, either. Neither was Bianca. I mean, I don't know what's going on in there, but my timing sucks.
Jack: Wait, wait, let's go back there. You have a witness, a witness that'll make a statement?
Tad: Yeah, she's on tap anytime you need her.
Jack: Thank you very much, Tad. I -- I'll take it from here, ok?
Tad: Ok, whatever. Call me if you need anything.
Reggie: Well, Jack, what are you going to do?
Jack: I'll tell you what I'm not going to do. I'm not going to let Erica and Bianca and Kendall just twist in the wind.
Reggie: No, no, wait, wait. There's something you got to know first.
Erica: Bianca, what else have you remembered?
Bianca: Michael was wearing a dark blue suit and reddish tie.
Kendall: Well, you -- you saw him at the preliminary hearing. He was wearing the same outfit that night.
Bianca: There were yellow flowers on the coffee table.
Erica: But you were in his condo just a few weeks ago. I found you there, remember?
Bianca: The police had already searched the condo by then. The flowers were long gone. This was before. I can see the room the way it was that night.
Kendall: No, the way that you imagined it.
Bianca: No, Kendall, I was there. I remember everything. I -- the wallpaper on Michael's computer -- it was his face. And there was champagne on ice. I can even see the label. And two glasses, like he was expecting someone.
Kendall: Well, you read all of that in the papers. You -- you sat through witness testimonies. Anyone who's followed this case could describe the murder scene.
Bianca: No, Kendall, I was there. I saw a woman with dark hair wearing a black jacket. She was in the shadows. She had a gun. She went into Michael's condo. She shot him. She killed him. All this time, I thought I was seeing you, Mom. But I was wrong. I was seeing myself. It was me.
Erica: Kendall -- Kendall, Michael Cambias stole time from Bianca and me. Fragments of our lives are gone. The pain is too deep to remember or relive. But you know what we've blocked, don't you? That's why you've done all you've done. Give us back those fragments that we've lost. We -- we need to know what happened in them.
Kendall: Why? Why? Why -- why not just forget it? Why not just forget it and never, ever think about it ever again?
Erica: Like I tried to do with you? Kendall -- Kendall, you wanted so much to be a part of this family. You wanted to share in the legacy of the Kane women. Please, please don't let us be a house divided by lies and secrets. Please, as much as we want to protect each other, now is the time for the truth to come out. It's our only hope for the future. The truth, Kendall. All of it. Now. Think you can't afford Dell quality on a smaller budget ?
Jack: All right, Reggie, tell me. What do you know?
Reggie: Look, I just wanted to be like you. I wanted to protect my family -- Erica, Kendall, Bianca. All I wanted to do was keep them safe.
Jack: I know that. I'm very proud of you, but you can't do it alone, Reggie.
Reggie: Yeah, I know. I need your help. We all do.
Jack: And you've got it. Now, you start with telling me the truth and we'll take it from there, ok, son?
Reggie: Dad, she didn't mean to kill him. I swear, she didn't mean it.
Kendall: The truth? I've tried so long to cover it up, and I've prayed that it would never come out.
Bianca: Mom's right, Kendall. We need to know.
Kendall: I love you, Bianca, and I think I would've killed for you. But I didn't shoot Michael.
Erica: Who did?
Kendall: I was home loading Jack's gun, and I heard a shot ring out. So I ran outside and I saw a woman run out from Michael's condo into the courtyard. She was wearing the black jacket that you remember. And she had a gun in her hand. It was --
Bianca: Just say it, Kendall.
Kendall: It was you, Bianca. All I wanted to do was protect you. Reggie knows, too. He -- when he woke up, you and his gun were gone and so he went straight over to Michael's. You had already taken off by then. I didn't have to tell him that it was you. He already knew. Reggie helped me clean up the blood and then move Michael's body. When he -- when he came back to Erica's, he said that you were fast asleep. And he said the next morning, when you woke up, you didn't remember anything except ditching Reggie's gun. Reggie thought it was best that way. We both did. We prayed that you would never remember.
Bianca: I have put you through hell. I am so sorry, Kendall.
Kendall: No. No, this was my choice. This was my choice, not yours.
Bianca: You took all the blame, and the whole time you knew. Forgive me, Kendall. Please forgive me. Please forgive me.
Kendall: No, Bianca, now you listen to me. No -- there is nothing to forgive. Nothing.
Bianca: How could I not remember a gun, a -- a body, a killing? The blood -- how could I block it out? I'm so sorry, Kendall. I never -- I never wanted you to suffer. I never wanted to hurt you. I never would have. I didn't know. And you did know. You knew. And you took it all and you -- everything you did, you did for me.
Kendall: I did it for my sister and my niece, and I would do it again. It's going to be ok. It's going to be ok. Bianca, it's going to be ok. I won't let them hurt you. I won't let them hurt your baby. It's going to be ok.
Brooke: The surgery is incredibly risky and there is no guarantee that you're ever going to walk again. And I don't know if I would chance it.
Edmund: Well, great. You're not me, so save me the lecture, ok? I already heard it from Maria.
Maria: Oh, he just -- he just won't listen to me. You know, he just -- I mean, you know how stubborn Edmund gets, and he's -- now he's all fired up about this.
Anita: Is there anything I can do?
Maria: I don't know. I don't know. Maybe. There's this -- you know, there's this doctor that's got Edmund so fired up about getting this -- this operation that could kill him on the slim chance that he could walk again.
Edmund: I don't see anything here to back your doubts, Brooke. I mean, if anything, I'm more encouraged than before.
Brooke: I think you should check this out.
Edmund: What is it?
Brooke: It's stats on Marshall's surgical survival rates. Not success rates, Edmund --- survival.
Maria: Will you do me a favor, please, please? If Edmund asks what your opinion is on this, do whatever you can to discourage him.
Edmund: Brooke, I know what I'm facing. What am I supposed to do, play it safe? Sitting out the rest of my life isn't me and it never has been, and you know it, Brooke.
Brooke: I also know I don't want you to die.
Bianca: I did it, Uncle Jack. I did it.
Jack: I know.
Bianca: What now?
Reggie: I had to tell him. It was getting too crazy, Kendall.
Kendall: It's ok, it's ok. Reggie, Bianca remembered.
Bianca: Thank you so much. You are -- you're amazing. Thank you.
[Knock on door]
Tad: Sorry. Judge Lampert's ready to make her ruling. I miss something?
Jack: We've got everything handled here. We'll see you inside.
Bianca: Uncle Jack, what do I do?
Jack: Don't do anything until we hear the ruling. A mistrial could change this whole ballgame.
Bianca: But Kendall has been tortured enough. I think I should just tell the truth.
Kendall: No, no, Bianca, don't even think about me. Don't worry about me. You just think about your baby, ok? She's all that matters now.
Erica: Listen to your sister. Not a word.
Ryan: So you don't have a lock on caring about Greenlee.
David: Boy, this is rich -- you riding to Greenlee's rescue? She felt betrayed by everyone in this town, Ryan, but your betrayal cut the deepest, so I guarantee you you're the last person on this earth she wants to see.
Greenlee: What did you get me? That's all?
Ryan: That is going to get you where you want to go. You just hold on to the balloon and it'll take you and lift you right on out of here.
Greenlee: I wish.
Ryan: Well, then make it so.
Greenlee: I can't. There's no way out. This is the end. This is my grave. Who am I kidding? No one's coming to my birthday party. There won't be any cake and presents. There won't be any more birthdays. This is real, isn't it, Ryan?
Ryan: Ah �
[Ryan senses a ring on his finger]
David: Growing pains?
Ryan: Uh -- yeah, something like that.
David: Great. Take two aspirin and get lost.
Ryan: Yeah, listen, you're not the least bit at all worried about Greenlee?
David: If Greenlee needs me, she'll call me. But I wouldn't wait for that phone to ring on your end, Ryan.
Ryan: Wow, you're all heart, Hayward. I'm really, really going to miss you when I leave town.
David: Oh, you're leaving town? Wow. Too bad. Sorry, I'm not big on good-byes.
Ryan: Damn it, Greenlee, where the hell are you?
Tad: Ready or not, Counselor, it's showtime.
Reporter: Ms. Hart! Ms. Hart!
Second Reporter: Kendall! Kendall!
Maggie: What's the deal with your mother?
Lena: Are you all right?
Bianca: Later, ok?
Bailiff: All rise.
Judge: Be seated. Now, before I make my ruling on mistrial -- Ms. Kane, twice you have taken the stand and twice you have thrown my court into chaos.
Erica: I apologize, Your Honor.
Judge: Your prejudicial confession leaves me no recourse but to grant the motion for mistrial.
Judge: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I appreciate your forbearance. You are dismissed. Ms. Hart, do not leave town. Ms. Kane, I will expect you and your counsel in my chambers first thing tomorrow. Court is dismissed.
Jack: Who could ask for anything more?
Livia: Yeah, you're a member of the lucky club.
Kendall: Whew. So what happens now?
Bianca: Well, this is good. This means that you're in the clear. You got your life back.
Edmund: Brooke? Brooke, I'm not going to die. I mean, I got too many things left to do on my to-do list. I got to finish the great American novel, cop another Pulitzer, drive you crazy.
Brooke: Well, that's your best event.
Edmund: It's what I live for. Help me out here. I mean, you've done all the legwork for me. Brooke, where's the smart money? Show me how to beat the odds on this.
Brooke: Ok. Marshall's not all brag. He's really a pioneer in his field. And there is one case study where the patient's recovery defied the skeptics' dismissal of him as some reckless renegade. And you can --
Greenlee: Face it -- someone would come trawling for this rock before they'd come looking for you. And who can blame them? I've been such a selfish brat, I wouldn't come looking for me, either. I swear, if I make it out of here, I will be the new, improved Greenlee. "Nice" will be my middle name.
Greenlee's voice: That's a noble sentiment, Greenlee, but when it comes to being nice, you wouldn't know where to start.
Greenlee: Oh, my God.
Kendall: I'm free?
Bianca: How does that work? Will there be another trial?
Jack: Well, I don't think that's very likely. With all the reasonable doubt that Erica and Kendall have raised in this situation, I don't think the commonwealth has a chance of prosecuting them.
Kendall: All we have to do is walk away, just walk away and we're in the clear, ok? It's time to move on with our lives, Bianca.
Jack: Hey, what are you doing?
Kendall: No, no, Bianca.
Bianca: Judge Lampert?
Kendall: Bianca, no!
Bianca: I have to tell you. I did it, Your Honor. I killed Michael Cambias.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Bianca: I shot Michael Cambias and I have to pay for what I did.
Maria: Don't come near my husband again! Do you understand me?
Greenlee: I'm running out of people to hallucinate, so I made me with bad hair. This is the end, isn't it?
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