AMC Transcript Wednesday 2/25/04

All My Children Transcript Wednesday 2/25/04

By Suzanne
Proofread by Gisele

Jack: Sweetheart? Sweetheart, are you all right? I mean, you left the courthouse just like that. I --

Erica: Well, think about it, Jack. I'm not going to prison for murder and neither are my two daughters. I am so much better than all right.

Jack: Well, certainly that is -- that is good news.

Erica: Oh, I feel like we've all just woken up from this long, horrible nightmare and we've come out the other side whole and happy. This deserves a toast. Let's drink to the end.

Kendall: Ryan?

Greenlee: Ryan?

Ryan: What do you want from me?

Kendall: I never said I wanted anything from you.

Ryan: Kendall.

Kendall: You look -- what is wrong with you? You look really spaced out. What's the matter with you?

Ryan: Look -- what do you know about Greenlee?

Kendall: Excuse me?

Ryan: Greenlee -- do you know where she is?

Kendall: I don't -- why -- why the hell would you ask me about that? I don't -- unless you -- you think I did something to her.

Ryan: Did you?

[Greenlee coughs]

Greenlee: Ow. Oh, it's blood. The walls are coming in on me. This is the end for me. I just want it to end quickly, put me out of my misery. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Where did you come from? Finally. I can't believe it. I'm safe. I am safe.

Erica: Come on, Jack. This calls for a celebration.

Jack: Well, you know what? Actually, I'd like to talk about what happened in court today if we could.

Erica: You were brilliant, the way you shot down Alan Singer.

Jack: Well, I don't want to talk about me.

Erica: Don't be so modest.

Jack: I want to talk about you, Erica. You went through hell today.

Erica: Yes, we all did.

Jack: Yes, sweetheart, but you've gone from crisis to crisis, and, frankly, I'd just like you to talk to me about it, if you would.

Erica: Oh, Jack, it's over. I'm just relieved.

Jack: Great. Relieved is very good. So, tell me, what else are you thinking, what else are you feeling? Please?

Erica: Well, I think that I'm refocusing. I put so much on hold during the trial, and now I'm ready for uncharted territory.

Jack: I'm not sure I follow.

Erica: Well, at first I thought maybe I'd like a new company, but what I really want is something completely different, a new challenge.

Jack: You're not serious?

Erica: I believe I'm ready for it.

Jack: Erica, I believe you're doing a hell of a good impression of a woman who's holding it together, but let's get real.

Erica: I am very real.

Jack: All right, then let's just go back. Today alone you confessed to a murder that you did not commit. You had to deal with the fact that your precious Bianca had to kill the man who raped her, in self-defense.

Erica: And it all turned out so much better than we ever could have imagined, didn't it?

Jack: You see, this is what I'm talking about. This is the way you've been ever since Bianca told you that she was still pregnant. And I got to tell you, I don't buy it.

Erica: Buy what?

Jack: That you're fine, that all of this is fine.

Erica: Well, that's your problem if you don't believe me.

Jack: You know what, Erica? I know you. Maybe you have other people believing that you're handling this just fine, but we are going to stay up all night if that's what we have to do because you are going to start to deal with what you're really feeling.

Kendall: Are you serious about this? After everything that's gone on in the courtroom, you're worried about Greenlee?

Ryan: If you did something to her, if you did anything to her, you tell me.

Kendall: This is ridiculous.

Ryan: I want to know.

Kendall: Go to hell.

Bianca: I'm so sorry, Ryan.

Ryan: Hey, you have absolutely nothing to apologize for, ok? This mess that Kendall and I have made, it's -- it's what we do.

Bianca: She loves you. You love her, too. This was too much for you to get through.

Ryan: Everything is too much for us to get through, all right? It didn't work out in round one. There's no reason why it should have worked out this time, ok? And besides, you have way too much going on right now to worry about a lost cause like your sister and me, please. So, tell me, what's going on? You all right? Everything working out?

Bianca: I'm -- we're going to be fine.

Ryan: Yeah?

Bianca: Mm-hmm.

Ryan: No legal hangovers?

Bianca: Nothing more than paperwork. It was clear to them that Michael was trying to hurt me. Self-defense all the way.

Ryan: As it should be. Everyone deserves the right to protect themselves against somebody trying to hurt them, don't you think?

Bianca: I can never thank you enough for everything you did for my sister and for me.

Ryan: If there's anything ever -- I mean, like anything -- you call this number. They'll know how to get in touch with me, ok?

Bianca: You don't have to go.

Ryan: Well, now that you're all straightened out, there's really no reason for me to stick around.

Greenlee: How did we get to this place?

Ryan: I'm -- I'm sorry. What?

Bianca: I was just wondering how we got to this place. It's so far from where I expected to be. Hey, Ryan, it's going to be ok. In the end, we'll all be ok.

Ryan: Huh -- well, I will be as soon as I blow out of this place. Ok, so you -- listen -- you take care, ok? Take care of both of you.

Bianca: You, too.

Ryan: Ok.

[Birds chirp]

Greenlee: How did I get to this place? Oh. This looks real enough. Hmm. And so much better than my own face cream. Oh. I have to remember this color and taste for Fusion's summer line. Where am I?

Ryan: You're where you belong, Greenlee.

Greenlee: Ryan. Ryan, you're finally here. I was calling for you over and over again.

Ryan: Well, I came as soon as I could.

Greenlee: This place -- this must be what happiness looks like. It's so peaceful.

Ryan: It's what you deserve.

Greenlee: Me? No, Ryan, you're wrong. After everything I've done, this is the last thing I deserve.

Lena: Bianca?

Bianca: It's so quiet. No jury, no press. It's just a room.

Lena: Come on, let's go home.

Bianca: I can't. Not yet.

Lena: There's nothing here to stay for.

Bianca: I have to find it.

Lena: Find what? You're walking away from all the serious charges. All your secrets are out in the open. You're free to go. You're done here.

Bianca: That's just the thing, Lena. Something inside me is telling me that it's not over yet.

Lena: You may not see it in yourself, but everybody knows you're the strongest, the bravest of women.

Bianca: Lena, I don't think you're really objective about me.

Lena: I know exactly who you are and who I am. When things got tough for me, I tried to run away.

Bianca: Yes, and I was going to leave town to have this baby.

Lena: But you didn't. Bianca, when people look at us, I bet they think I am tough as nails and you're the delicate flower. They couldn't be more wrong.

Bianca: I don't feel very strong.

Lena: I don't know another person that could have done what you did today. It was so utterly unselfish, and it took so much courage.

Bianca: No. Kendall was the brave one. She was willing to take the fall for me. So many people have put themselves on the line for me.

Lena: It was all based on lies. What you did today, that was the one pure moment in this whole ugly mess. It took so much courage, and I'll always love you for that.

Maggie: Lena's right. What you did today was amazing.

Bianca: I wish I could believe you.

Maggie: We'll work on that. My car's outside. Are you ready to go?

Bianca: There's one more thing I have to do.

Lena: Come on, Bianca. You need some rest. Think of the baby.

Bianca: I am thinking of the baby. What I have to do I'm doing for the baby.

Jack: Erica, I am not going anywhere until you talk to me.

Erica: Honestly, Jack, all I'm feeling is relieved and very anxious to see what I can dive into next.

Jack: And?

Erica: And nothing. I'm simply being a grownup here. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am determined to deal with everything responsibly.

Jack: Well, so am I. But I just found out that my niece, your daughter, whom I love as if she were my own child, had to kill a man in self-defense. And, frankly, I am happy to be able to make it from moment to moment.

Erica: You do look a little bit frazzled. Can I get you something?

Jack: No, no. Honey, no. Sweetheart, right now the only thing that makes sense to me is being here with you. We need to be together.

Erica: Then why are you attacking me?

Jack: I'm not attacking you. Erica, I love you. I love you so much. I love you more than ever. And I intend to spend the rest of my life with you. After all, you are the woman that I'm going to marry. We are still getting married, aren't we?

Ryan: Feel the breeze, Greenlee. Listen to the birds sing. Look around you. Why would you say that you don't deserve this?

Greenlee: You know why, Ryan. You know how much I've hurt people.

Ryan: Well, it's a good thing the rest of us are so perfect. Hey, are you sorry for what you've done?

Greenlee: You have no idea how sorry I am. You don't believe me.

Ryan: I do believe you.

Greenlee: Swear?

Ryan: I swear. Just like you have to believe me when I tell you you deserve to be here just as much as anybody else. I mean, this is yours. You made this.

Greenlee: If I could stay here forever, I don't think I'd ever be afraid again.

Ryan: What are you afraid of?

Greenlee: Letting my guard down, getting hurt, hurting other people, ending up invisible. That scares me more than anything.

Ryan: You're not invisible. I see you.

Jack: I see you're still not wearing my engagement ring. You haven't worn it in weeks.

Erica: I haven't? Well, I mean, you know, with everything that's been going on --

[Doorbell rings]

Erica: Oh, I'll get it.

Kendall: Oh, thank God you're here. Erica, are you all right?

Erica: Why is everyone fussing over me as if I'm made of glass?

Kendall: Well, you left the courthouse without even saying a word. I -- I thought, you know -- you didn't even say "Thank God this is over" or anything.

Erica: Oh, I am thrilled for you, sweetheart. And my goodness, you must feel so vindicated after all the sacrifices you made. I mean, you were so willing to put everything on the line for your sister, and you won.

Kendall: Well, we all won and lost. I think Bianca was hoping to talk to you.

Erica: Well, there didn't seem to be much more to say, did there? I -- she's out of this mess, finally. But I am glad that you're here because Jack and I were just discussing business, and I've decided to pursue some new ventures.

Kendall: Oh. I thought Enchantment took up all of your time.

Erica: I've signed Enchantment over to you.

Kendall: What? No, why?

Jack: Because she was about to confess to a murder that she did not commit.

Erica: That doesn't make any difference anymore. I am looking to do something different. I remember there was a time when I would get up in the morning and I would be so excited to go to the office. But these days, I feel that I really know everything I need to know about the cosmetics business, and you know how I hate to be bored, and there are so many possibilities. And, anyway, I thought this is what you wanted.

Kendall: Maybe -- maybe you should take a little time before you decide.

Erica: Oh, it's decided. You're my daughter. You should run Enchantment. And besides, you've earned it. My goodness, carrying that burden all these months, protecting your sister and keeping all her secrets and making sure that she was safe -- I mean, you've been absolutely saintly.

Kendall: What are you going to do?

Erica: Well, I have some thoughts. I -- once upon a time, I played with the idea of creating my own clothing line. Only this time around, I am just so much better prepared. And, of course, that means I'll have to take a trip to Milan and to Paris. Well, now that we talk about it, I really should get my travel agent on the phone and get her right on this.

Kendall: No, no, no. Mother, no, you can't go to Europe now.

Erica: Well, I have to. I mean, I missed all the summer shows, so I can't afford to waste any more time.

Kendall: No. What about Bianca and the baby?

Maggie: I don't understand why we have to be here right now.

Bianca: You don't, but I do. I have to see for myself.

Lena: See what?

Bianca: That there's nothing to be afraid of anymore. I'll just be a minute.

Maggie: You do not have to go in there.

Bianca: Yes, I do.

Maggie: Well, then, I'm going with you.

Bianca: Maggie, you're such a good friend. Thank you. But it's enough for me to know that you and Lena are going to be right outside.

Maggie: You don't have to prove anything.

Bianca: You're wrong.

Bianca's voice: I'm pregnant. I'll refile rape charges, and this time I'll have all the proof I need.

Michael's voice: You know, sweetheart, you really are good for a laugh.

Bianca's voice: You're not going to get away with it. They're going to charge you and try you and convict you, and then they'll lock you up for good.

Michael's voice: Oh, oh, oh, that's good. There's my little girl. There's all the fire and passion that I want. I mean, after all, you are the mother of my little child.

[Michael laughs]

Bianca's voice: Oh, no, you will never see this child.

Michael's voice: You say I raped you. I say that we love other and the sex was consensual, beautiful. It was heartfelt between the two of us.

Bianca's voice: You're a pig. Stop it. Just shut up.

Michael's voice: Because you know how much we like to have fun, don't we? Remember Myrtle's?

Bianca's voice: If you move, I'll shoot. So help me God, I will shoot.

Michael's voice: Bianca, you're going to do as you're told for the rest of your life.

[Gunshot]

Bianca: Breathe. Breathe. Just breathe. You can't trick me anymore. Those days are over. I know you're not really here, because I remember everything. I stood right there on that spot, and I pulled the trigger, and I watched you fall down dead. I'm not proud of what I did, but I did what I had to do. Because when I saw you coming towards me with that look in your eye, I thought, no. Not again. I'm not going to let you hurt me or anybody else ever again. And I'm not sorry you're gone. The only thing I regret is that I didn't remember pulling the trigger sooner, because then I could've saved a lot of good people a lot of pain. But here's what I've learned from this whole horrible, disgusting nightmare -- I'm a survivor. I'm still scared and I'm long way from over it, but I survived you. And you, Michael Cambias, are a dead man. You have no power over me anymore. Nor my baby. My baby. I have a life to live. I'm going to give my child a life filled with love. I'm going to keep her safe. I'm taking back my life. And you -- you have to stay exactly where I put you -- dead. So say goodbye, Michael. I mean it this time. Get out of my life. Go away. Go away.

Erica: Bianca -- the baby -- is there a problem?

Kendall: A problem? Well, Bianca's having a child under circumstances that she never imagined. She's -- she's dealing with her being raped. She's burned herself out over this trial, and as of today, she remembered that she took a man's life. I would think she would want her mother around.

Erica: So there is no medical problem?

Jack: You know, Kendall's right. Bianca's baby's due in a few weeks. I'm sure she would like you here.

Erica: Oh, it's not as if she'll be abandoned. My goodness, she has her sister. She has her friends.

Kendall: Yeah, but there's no substitution for her mother.

Erica: Bianca doesn't need to be smothered by me. She has made that perfectly clear by keeping me out of the loop, you know, about her pregnancy. And she proved -- well, you all proved -- that you can get along just fine without me, and that's fine, really.

Kendall: When will you ever believe that all we wanted to do was protect you?

Erica: Oh, I have no doubt that you believed that your motives were pure. And what a heavy weight for your slender shoulders. I mean, you carried your sister's guilt, and you just handled it brilliantly. Didn't she? Didn't she, Jack?

Jack: Well, she certainly did what she could, yes.

Erica: Well, she showed a side of her that I've never seen before. Really, Kendall, it was quite noble. Which is why all this business about Ryan just doesn't make any sense.

Kendall: Ryan?

Erica: Well, with all of your sensitivity and your selflessness, you just don't read people all that well. I mean, you were so sure that Ryan was out to get you when really you couldn't have been more wrong about the man. I mean, looking back, it is so clear that Ryan -- Ryan just was wonderful to you. I mean, Ryan never betrayed you. He stood by you no matter what the whole time. He shared your secrets and he confided in you. And he did everything right, and still you wouldn't trust him.

Kendall: Well, that was because of Greenlee.

Erica: Greenlee wanted you to believe that she and Ryan were plotting against you, and you were all too willing to buy into it. Kendall, you have to trust someone sometime, or you're just going to wind up being a very lonely and unhappy person. You don't want that, do you?

Kendall: No, no, of course not.

Erica: You have grown so much. I just was hoping that you would have taken my advice to heart and risen above Greenlee's petty jealousies. But, no, you just played right into her hands. And now you've lost a man who cared so deeply for you.

Kendall: No, it's not that simple.

Erica: Yes, it really is. Ryan always put you first. Ryan was really willing to make sacrifices to make sure that you were happy and safe. And believe me, that is so rare in a man.

Kendall: Do you honestly believe that?

Erica: I know that down to my soul. Look, sweetheart, I'm only telling you this so that you don't keep on making the same awful mistakes time and time again. Greenlee was horrible to you, but you were way too willing to believe her words instead of Ryan's actions. You seem to prefer to believe the worst in people, and now it's cost you the best man you'll ever know. Look, I'm really sorry if this sounds harsh, but somebody's got to say it. So, now, if you'll excuse me, it has been such an exhausting day, and I really need to go to bed. But you have a wonderful evening, Kendall, and just think about what I said.

Kendall: Yes, I already am. I'll call you in the morning.

Jack: Well, that was certainly something to behold.

Erica: It needed to be said.

Jack: And you said it every which way but straight up. Erica, all that talk about what Ryan did for Kendall -- what you were really talking about was what I did not do for you. Now, isn't that true?

[Birds chirp]

Greenlee: Right now, with you to back me up, I really think I could fly.

Ryan: Well, then, fly. But there's something that you need first.

Greenlee: What? Ryan, don't go. Everything I need is right here.

Ryan: Just a sec.

Greenlee: It's beautiful.

Ryan: Yeah, I thought you'd like it.

Greenlee: Have I seen it before?

Ryan: Well, if you have, you wouldn't recognize it. It's all you need to be truly happy.

Greenlee: That's goofy. How can a box make you happy?

Ryan: It's what's inside that counts.

Greenlee: Really? What's inside?

Ryan: The secret of love.

Ryan's voice: I will let nothing come between what you and I have. We have something so special, and I intend to hold on to that.

Greenlee: You're saying come hell or high water or the wrath of Kendall, you'll always be there to protect me. Right?

Ryan: Right. I'm your secret weapon. Greenlee, I'll fight for you, whether Kendall likes it or not. Damn it, Greenlee, just get out of my head.

Kendall: Going somewhere?

Ryan: Yeah, you bet I am.

Greenlee: You're telling me if I open this box, everything I've always wished for, the thing I've always wanted, will be mine?

Ryan: It will be yours, Greenlee, I promise.

Greenlee: Fantastic. It's like the lottery of love. But it's locked, Ryan. What'd you do with the key? Ryan? Ryan, are you hiding? Ryan? Ryan, come back. We can -- we can -- we can find it together, Ryan. Please, the secret's in here! I need your help! Please, Ryan. Please come back. Don't leave me now. I need you. Don't leave me, Ryan. Not now.

Ryan: What -- what did you say?

Kendall: You heard me.

Ryan: No, no, actually, I didn't because if I -- look, you know, your timing sucks. I'm heading out.

Kendall: Oh, deja vu all over again.

Ryan: You opened the door. I'm just walking through.

Kendall: Well, I have something to say to you that might change your mind.

Ryan: You got to be kidding me, because you don't have the power to change my mind anymore. So you know what? Here you go. I always said that this place would be yours someday.

Kendall: No, no, Ryan, I don't want it. I don't want it.

Ryan: Well, then, give them away. Give them away! Doesn't matter to me.

Erica: Jack, this is not the time.

Jack: Yes, it is. Admit it, Erica. You're not just angry with Bianca and Kendall. You are angry with me, as well, and you are angry because I kept Bianca's secret from you. You feel because I didn't betray her that I've somehow betrayed you. Isn't that why you're not wearing your engagement ring?

Erica: Oh, that.

Jack: Yeah, that.

Erica: Jack, you know very, very well that I am in no shape to have this conversation tonight. I need to go to bed. I need to go to sleep.

Jack: I'll tell you what I know very well is that you're not going to roll over me the way you rolled over Kendall. You're not going anywhere -- to bed or anywhere else -- until I've had my say.

Maggie: Ok, we've decided this cannot be good for you.

Lena: Bianca, what happened?

Bianca: He's gone. Michael. I thought that I would be seeing him in every dark corner for the rest of my life, but he's really gone.

Lena: Are you ok?

Bianca: Yeah. I made him go away. I'm free. Me and my baby are -- we're free.

Lena: Thank God.

Maggie: Finally.

Bianca: I know.

Maggie: Now can we take you home?

Bianca: Yes, please. I never, ever want to see this place again. Never.

Jack: Sweetheart, you can hold this against me for as long as you like, but it doesn't change anything. I'm not going away. I love you. I love you the best I know how. And that means I'm in this for the long haul, lady, whether you like it or not.

Erica: You're in a rash mood, Jack, making rash assumptions. And, honestly, I'm just too tired to deal with it tonight.

Jack: But we will deal with it, and we will deal with it together, sweetheart. Sweetheart, are you sure that you -- Sleep well.
 
 

Ryan's voice: What is your fascination with pine cones?

Kendall's voice: Pine cones? Pine cones -- Ryan, the Pine Cone is where we were when we first met.

Ryan: I had no idea you were that romantic.

Kendall: Yeah, well, it's our first Christmas together, and I wanted it to be special.

Ryan: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Kendall: Sure is, Santa. You can't leave me again, Ryan. I won't let you.

Greenlee: I don't know how, Ryan. I can't do it alone. Please come back. Help me. Help me open it.

Ryan: I sure wish I knew what the hell I was doing here, Leo. I guess I just couldn't leave without telling you. Truth is I hate this place. All it does is remind me that you're gone. But this is where you said goodbye, so I guess I'm just returning the favor. Hey, get this -- Pablo gave me a heads-up and tells me that Greenlee is complicated. Ha. Yeah. Go figure that. But el seņor says that all she needs is love. Yeah, right. Of course, you're probably going to tell me that you already knew that. But she did me in good this time, man. She did me in good. Anyway, the point is -- the point is, is that there's nothing in Pine Valley to keep me here, so the sooner I blow this place, the better off I am, so --

Greenlee's voice: I need you, Ryan. Help me, please. Help me open it.

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

Tad's voice: I'm not going to back off until I find out what babe and Krystal are hiding.

Babe: You got the results, right?

Paul: I got them right here.

Babe: Who's my baby's father? J.R.'s the daddy, isn't he?

Kendall: What if I want to give us another chance?

Greenlee: Ryan?

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