All My Children Transcript Wednesday 2/23/05
Proofread by Gisele
Greenlee: Ryan won't give up on this thing of owing Jonathan.
Kendall: If you ask me, Ryan's just as messed up as his little bro.
Greenlee: No, not even close. He just wants to save Jonathan from his scary boy self. But who's going to save Ryan?
Jonathan: Check us out, huh? The brothers Lavery survived their first family therapy session. Tougher than my image of boot camp. Definitely slogging through a different kind of obstacle course. Dr. Robbins was decent, though. And you there really helped. Ry? Hey. Are you ok?
Ryan: Jonathan, from where we started, I don't think we'll ever reach ok.
Erica: Champagne, sparkling cider -- oh, no. I told Coral that we need more candles.
Jack: Sweetheart, you ok?
Erica: Oh, you know how I get when I host a party.
Erica: Yeah, I'm sorry. Oh, no. My dress.
Jack: What do you mean, your dress? You look ravishing.
Erica: Oh, but, Lily.
Jack: Burgundy looks absolutely gorgeous on you. That is not red. Lily will be just fine. Ok?
Lily: Coral has everything ready. There are 5.2 appetizers per guest.
Jack: I take it the .2 is for Miranda.
Lily: Miranda eats baby food, Dad. It's scientifically formulated to meet her nutritional needs.
Erica: Thank you, Lily. Thank you. You have been such a big help. Lily, may I ask you something?
Lily: You just did.
Erica: Would you go and ask Coral if she will run down to the corner store and buy some more candles, just like these?
Lily: Exactly how many? I'll go with her.
Erica: 12. 12 should do it. And you know Mr. Farley. He'll just charge it to my account.
Jack: Thank you, sweetheart.
Erica: Ah. Hmm. Oh, Jack. I don't know if I can do it. I don't know if I can say good-bye to my little girl.
Ethan: Hey. Good timing. You want to grab a bag? Ok. I'm leaving town, jumping bail. Nothing you can do about it. Only kidding.
Bianca: I'm the one who's going. I'm moving to Paris.
Ethan: Actually, she's going to see the old part of the Cambias empire, you know, back in Europe.
Zach: Can I talk to you in private?
Ethan: You know, this would be a good time to exercise your veto.
Bianca: It's ok. Why don't you take the bags down to the car.
Ethan: If you need me, I'm just going to be a shout away.
Zach: So, what is it going to take to make you stay?
Bianca: Why should I stay?
Zach: Because I need you.
Jack: Well, I know how difficult this is, believe me, for all of us. Saying good-bye to Bianca --
Erica: And her beautiful baby. I mean, I didn't even have a chance to spoil her.
Jack: What, are you kidding me? The hand-painted crib, the life-sized stuffed peacocks? And not to mention the pearl-encrusted bib?
Erica: I have barely started.
Jack: Well, then I perceive many shopping sprees up and down the Champs-Elysées as you continue to spoil Miranda and keep that Euro dollar strong.
Erica: Oh, it just never gets easier. I mean, first, it's baby steps, and then you let go of their hand on the first day of school. Then you watch them cross the street the first time by themselves. It's a thousand scares. It's just a thousand scares, and I felt when I'd had to let her go to Travis that that was going to kill me.
Jack: But it didn't. You survived then, and you'll survive now, because you are strong and because you want Bianca to wake up one perfect Paris morning holding Miranda in her arms, being right where she wants to be, as happy and as at peace as she's ever been and because you know this is not good-bye forever.
Erica: And because I have you and Kendall.
Jack: And Reggie and Lily and Opal and Palmer and Myrtle. I mean, for Pete's sake, you have your own softball team here.
Jack: And we'll all take care of each other, and we'll hold Bianca's place for her for when she does come back home.
Zach: I heard that Krystal and Hayward are off the hook, and I'm as furious as you are, but that doesn't mean you have to run away.
Bianca: I'm not running away. I'm moving on.
Zach: Oh. Your child was taken from you.
Bianca: Yes. And you walked away from your son.
Zach: Well, that's why I want you to stay. I need your help. Ethan is in trouble. He's already making deals with little Chandler.
Bianca: Ethan helped J.R. with his custody suit, because he thinks that every kid deserves to know his father. Maybe that's a foreign concept to you.
Zach: Do -- do you mind? I don't -- I don't understand. You -- you're just going to uproot your family and move to France for business?
Bianca: It's not just business. That's really only a small part of it. I -- I want to be able to take a breath and let it out and not have it make the 6:00 news. I just want to be with my daughter. I want to try to be anonymous.
Zach: Yeah, well, being a Cambias, it's not going to be the easiest thing to do.
Bianca: Yeah, I know. It's one of the reasons that part of me wishes that my daughter had no part of the Cambias legacy. God knows I wish she had a different father.
Zach: So do I.
Bianca: Hey, sleepyhead. Yeah. Your nap time over? Do you want to hold her?
Zach: Yeah. Hi.
Ryan: The stuff that you unpacked at the shrink's office, it's just kind of -- it's just difficult for me to shake off, that's all.
Jonathan: Every kid has a story like that, Ryan.
Ryan: No, Jonathan, not every kid. You were 5 years old.
Jonathan: You know, Dad took me to that mall to buy Mom a birthday present. It never happened. Boy, I hated that place. It was, you know, so -- just too everything. It was too big. It was too crowded. It was too noisy. I was afraid that I'd get lost.
Ryan: You just wanted your dad to hold your hand. You were 5 years old.
Jonathan: He finally took my hand. He yanked me into Kresler's, that department store. Dragged me to a mirror and, well, made me look at myself and said, "What do you see, Jonny?" He knelt down beside me, he looked at me in the mirror, and he said, "I'll tell you what I see. I see a -- I see a crybaby. Time for you to grow up, crybaby." Then he stood up. I closed my eyes. I was waiting for it, but it never happened. When I opened my eyes, Dad was gone. He -- he left me. My own father ditched me.
Greenlee: He refuses to see that he's not to blame for his brother's screw-ups. He can't admit that Jonny boy's dark side is even darker than Ryan thinks. He won't even go there. It's like -- it's like he's taking his brother's beatings for him.
Kendall: It screams wack to me.
Greenlee: Excuse me? The queen of protecting her sibling? I mean, who faked a pregnancy and stood trial for murder?
Kendall: Ok, Bianca's worth it, Jonathan's not.
Greenlee: Ryan thinks he is.
Kendall: Well, then maybe you should rethink making a baby with such a jerk.
Greenlee: Excuse me? Did I dream you here in this office today? You gave me a hug, acted like you actually have a heart.
Kendall: Yeah, well, it was a mercy hug. Ok, I didn't sign up to be your bestest, tell-everything girlfriend. You want to rag on your big, bad brother-in-law or whine how your hubby's moved out and put a crimp in your pregnancy plans, fine. Hit on Simone. Leave me out it.
Greenlee: Oh, my God. You're still upset because I told you that Ryan and I wanted to have a baby.
Kendall: I really don't care.
Greenlee: Yeah, Kendall, you really do. Sorry. I threw our baby-making plans in your face that night.
Kendall: Come on. Why would I care if you and Ryan want to make a little rugrat to call your own? All right, fine. The baby bulletin got to me a little. Sometimes old stuff bubbles up, and I think, man, I would love to have a slice of what they have. And then I think about Ethan, and I remember that I have him, and I'm more than halfway falling for him. When I'm with him, it makes me realize that Ryan and I, we were toxic for each other.
Greenlee: You only drove each other stark-raving crazy.
Kendall: Well, crazy's a part of who I am, and Ethan actually accepts that. I don't have to worry about him bolting from anything I say or do. I can just be myself, and that's who he wants. He wants all of me.
Simone: Hey, hey, you guys? Either one of you take a message for me from a suit-and-tie guy, 65?
Simone: Really? Oh, he's my latest cyber match. He's supposed to pick me up for Bianca's bash.
Greenlee: Looks like you've been stood up.
Simone: You know what? I'll look at it as a blessing in disguise.
Kendall: Well, Ethan's meeting me at Erica's. Can I get a lift with you?
Simone: Well, you're probably a better escort anyway. You're definitely cuter.
Ryan: That pathetic excuse of a father actually left you? A 5-year-old kid in a mall?
Jonathan: I waited for him to come back. I was scared spitless. I -- I found a place to hide. I crawled into a -- into a rack of clothes, got away from the crowds. Don't know for how long -- hours -- and then it got really quiet and these big loud bells sounded, and then the lights went out. I realized the store was closing and Dad -- Dad wasn't going to come back. And I was alone. I was -- I was so scared and I was hungry. And then I cried myself to sleep. I don't want to hide. I don't want to lie. I don't want to shake my fist every time life is hard. I don't want to be scared. I don't want to be scared. I don't want to have the fear. I want to take it on, you know? I want to face it. I'm going to work my butt off to be that man, and I'm going to work my butt off to be that man. To be like you.
Zach: So you guys are going to Paris, huh? It's a pretty cool place. People take a little getting used to, but I guess that's the same wherever you go. Hey. You're not going to remember me, are you? Well, I'm going to remember you and your beautiful mom. Boy, you're lucky. You know that? Very lucky that she found you, because, you know, if nothing else, a daughter needs her mother.
Bianca: A son needs his father.
Ethan: I'm going to be in the car.
Bianca: You know, if you care about Ethan, you wouldn't be asking somebody else to help him. You would do whatever it takes to help him yourself. You're his father.
Zach: You're right. You're right. And whether you like it or not, I'm going to make sure that you're ok -- both of you. I know what I have to do.
Greenlee: Hey, you. Remember me? Hmm.
Jonathan: Hey, is that Greenlee?
Greenlee: Hi, Jonathan.
Jonathan: Hey. Come on in. I wanted to tell you it means everything to me to have Ryan here. He's helping me through the rough spots. I wanted to say I'm sorry that it takes him away from you.
Greenlee: I'm willing to give up time with my husband if it means you'll get the help you really need. I came here to take you away to Bianca's going-away party.
Ryan: Oh, my, I -- I completely forgot about it.
Greenlee: Oh, well, you look great. Let's go. Ryan, this is about Bianca. Your practical little sister's going away to Paris. You have to go and say good-bye.
Jonathan: Go on. I'm fine. I'll be fine for a few hours.
Ryan: Hey, will you give me a couple of seconds alone with my wife, please?
Jonathan: Yeah, yeah, all the time you need.
Greenlee: This is you telling me that you have to stay here with Jonathan. Oh, how well do I know my husband?
Ryan: Look, it's been a really, really rough day. Therapy was very intense, Greenlee.
Greenlee: I hope your brother has a breakthrough soon. You've earned a night off.
Ryan: It doesn't work like that.
Greenlee: How does it work, Ryan? Look, I get that you have to spend huge amounts of time with Jonathan, but that doesn't mean you have to be on 24-hour call. He's a big boy. You can leave him alone. It's no big deal.
Ryan: Greenlee, you don't get it. Ok, when Jonathan gets left behind, it's a huge deal.
Greenlee: Ok. Fine. You don't want to go to the party, I'll go without you. I'll make your apologies for Bianca. You do whatever it is that you have to do.
Jonathan: Greenlee, wait, wait. I -- hey, go to Bianca's party. Go be with your friends, man. Dance with your wife. Don't fight because of me. Ok, I'm going to turn in early anyway. I'm probably going to watch some TV. I'll be fine. Please, Ryan, go. Please go.
Ryan: You call me if you need me.
Jonathan: Hey, I've got Dr. Robbins in my PDA. I'm fine.
Jonathan: Have fun.
Ryan: I -- I am so sorry. It's just been -- it's been a lot harder with Jonathan than I thought. It's been so much harder than I expected --
Greenlee: No, no, it's ok, it's ok, it's ok. It's ok.
Jack: There you go, Palmer.
Palmer: Thank you.
Jack: Oh, excuse me.
Myrtle: Please, don't start.
Opal: Well, it's just that it's so far away --
Myrtle: Well --
Opal: And they speak French there.
Erica: Oh. Why is that a problem, Opal?
Opal: Well, I don't parlez francais.
Palmer: Hell, woman, you barely speak English.
Jack: Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Bianca-Miranda great American sendoff.
Anita: Thank you.
Reggie: What's so great about it?
Jack: Oh, don't be that way, all right?
Maggie: I don't believe that you're still here. My car broke down, and I thought that I was going to miss you.
Kendall: We'll take Miranda inside.
Bianca: Please come in.
Ethan: Let me grab the door.
Bianca: So, are you going to come to Paris with me? Going once, twice... Sold!
Maggie: You know, the fact that you asked me to go with you means more than you know. And I have been thinking about it over and over and over again. And I just don't think that I can, and it's not that I don't want to go. I want to, but I think that I need to stay here, and I have to stick it out, and I have to deal with my life and with all the Jonathan craziness, and I have to scrape my GPA up off the floor, and this isn't a final good-bye, ok? This is not a good-bye, and I was thinking maybe I could come visit you over the summer and we can go travel throughout Europe and go shopping and -- ok, I'm going to shut up.
Bianca: No, Maggie, stop it. It's ok. I understand.
Bianca: Yes, really. You need to look out for yourself right now.
Maggie: So we're still best friends?
Bianca: Yes, we're still best friends.
Maggie: Can I come to your party?
Bianca: You're not going anywhere. Come on.
Bianca: Oh, Mom, please don't.
Erica: What, cry? Moi?
Bianca: Where's Miranda?
Kendall: She's fine. She's in the kitchen. Coral's making her dinner.
Lily: Bianca, it's time to open your presents now, so you should sit down. Did I say something funny?
Jack: No, no, sweetheart. It just appears that you've taken over as hostess with the mostest.
Erica: Well, and now that Lily has spoken, who wants to go first?
Simone: Oh, me, me.
Simone: Of course.
Opal: Oh, my goodness.
Simone: Well, a little Enchantment signature fragrance, because a girl can never have too much. Show those French American that perfume doesn't go by the numbers. Forget five. We're number one.
Bianca: That's great.
Simone: And so, Bianca, I just want to say that at work and in life you inspire me. I'm going to miss you. But I know you're going to be so happy. Oui, oui.
Anita: I'll come to Paris and then we can toast to kept promises and shiny new lives.
Bianca: Look, everybody. It's a little tiny life jacket.
Bianca: Lily, where did you find this?
Lily: Dad and I found it at the marina. I got it because it's smaller than a real life jacket, and you can take it to Paris with you. You can put your keys on it, and if you drop it in the water, they won't sink.
Singer: I love Paris
Lily: Dad says that you can think about me when you look at them. And if you ever get a boat and Miranda drops your keys in the water, they'll float.
Bianca: Well, thank you, Lily. I'm going to put all of my keys on it and even my boat keys if I ever get one. Thank you.
Singer: I love Paris
Lily: I touched you at the hospital, and it didn't hurt, so you can hug me if you want to.
Bianca: Ok. Thank you, Lily.
Opal: Well, and, of course, everybody knows that Gay Paree is the fashion capital of the world, bar none, hmm? And so I figured --
Opal: That with these little berets, you gals would just fit in perfect.
Palmer: They're going to get arrested by the fashion gendarme.
Opal: Oh, you hush up, Mr. Blackwell. Oh, honey. I have known you and loved you since you were yea high, and you are going to leave one heck of a big hole in my heart. You don't stay away too long, ok? All right.
Palmer: [French accent] Ooh, la-la. Little girl, come here. Miranda, come here.
Bianca: Miranda, who's that?
Opal: I'll give you three guesses. The first two don't count.
Palmer: I am Monsieur Le Grouch. I'm not very happy about what is happening, no. You and your mama going away? No. I don't like it. I don't like it at all, pas du tout [not at all]. But I -- I suppose I -- I will get used to it. But you must make me a promise.
Singer: I love Paris every moment
Palmer: [Normal voice] You have to promise me that you're going to be happy. Oh, well, I know you will be, because your mother loves you so much, and she is going to see the world again through your eyes -- oh. How wonderful it's going to be. I love you. I do. I love you very much.
Maggie: So prom night -- we were the hottest couple.
Maggie: And it's -- well -- you were so brave, and you danced like no one was watching. I don't even know where you got that from.
Bianca: I think that I got that from you.
Maggie: Well, I was proud to be your date, and that will stay with me forever.
Reggie: Bianca, I just didn't get it. You told me a family is what you make it.
Reggie: But I watched you in action, and I realized that a family is -- a family is giving it all you got and never giving up. You fight for it, and, Bianca, you fought for your family, and it paid off bigtime. You got little Miranda. If you ever need me, wherever, whenever, I'll be there for you. I burned your favorite songs on the CD --
Reggie: From A to Z, from me to my sister. I love you.
Ryan: That's from me and Greenlee, for you.
Palmer: That's a faith, hope, and charity pin. My mother had one of those, yeah.
Ryan: It was made just for you. Hope tops the list, though, because -- because that's what you've given me, and I'm going to hang on to it, because it's going to come in handy. Miracles can happen, and you made me believe that.
Greenlee: You're wearing Leo's necklace?
Bianca: Yeah. He loved Paris.
Greenlee: His favorite city on the planet. Go to the Café Loup. Tell them Leo sent you. I know he'll look out for you.
Myrtle: Sweetheart, for Paris. And I hope life gives you lots of l'amour. And if maybe for, oh, just a wee minute maybe, you feel a little homesick or -- or just a little lonely, this will bring you straight back to the heart of Pine Valley and all the folk who love you and Miranda, and they love you so much.
Singer: In my daughter's eyes I am a hero I am strong and wise and I know no fear but the truth is plain to see she was sent to rescue me I see who I want to be in my daughter's eyes.
Ryan: Thank you for not taking no for an answer and convincing me to come.
Greenlee: Well, I still have some convincing to do before you go back to your brother.
Ryan: What's that?
Simone: Hi, guys.
Greenlee: Did you do it?
Simone: Mission accomplished. Yeah, Ryan's bike is parked out front.
Ryan: You rode my hog?
Simone: Don't panic. I came to Pine Valley on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, I had to hock it because someone made me pay back my bail. Another story.
Greenlee: Maybe our surprise-a-day clause has been suspended, but we haven't been on one of our excellent adventures in a while. We're having one now, and Mrs. Dynamite Kiddo is not taking no for an answer.
Ryan: Let's go burn some rubber.
Erica: It's a long trip to Paris.
Bianca: Mom, I'll be fine.
Erica: Oh, I just want to be sure that you and Miranda have everything you need.
Jack: Honey, this is the Cambias corporate jet. I don't think Miranda and Bianca are going to be lacking for creature comforts.
Kendall: I am going to let you and your mommy settle into your new life, ok? Well, expect me for cocktails tomorrow at 5:00. Yes, but you are going to have to teach me the language barrier; because, you know, really, I'm not very good at French, so you're going to have to teach me, you little munchkin. How do you say "I love you with all my heart"?
Bianca: Je t'aime avec tout mon coeur.
Kendall: And that's forever.
Bianca: I wish I knew.
Kendall: I don't know when I'm -- how I'm going to do this without my sister, you know? Without my sister, you know?
Bianca: Hey, there's e-mail. We're going to rack up outrageously huge phone bills. And hop on a plane anytime, come visit me.
Erica: May I?
Kendall: Of course.
Erica: Come on, baby. Come on, baby. Oh, Miranda. Oh, you beautiful girl. Oh, you are so lucky. You are going to love Paris. Yes, you are. All the gardens and all the museums and all the nightlife. Oh, yes. Well, it's a rite of passage for the Kane women. Yes, it is. You are so lucky to be a Kane woman. And you are so lucky that you are going to be exposed to all that history and culture at such a young age. Yes. And there are a few words that are really going to come in handy for you, sweetheart. "Fantastique." "Couture." "Taxi." And, oh, the most important word of all -- "entourage." Never, under any circumstances, leave home without one.
Bianca: I'm going to see you in Paris for all the major board meetings, right?
Jack: Oh, for Pete's sake, yeah, I'll be there.
Bianca: And you're going to take good care of Mom?
Erica: I'm going to take really good care of Uncle Jack.
Bianca: I'll call, I'll e-mail. I'm going to upload pictures of Miranda every day. I'm going to be back for your wedding. We're going to see each other more than we see each other now.
Erica: It's going to be like you never left.
Bianca: I love you, Mom. You know how much, right?
Erica: And I love you.
Kendall: I couldn't stay and watch the plane take off. It was just too sad.
Zach: Ethan Ramsey, CEO, Cambias Industries. That is an impressive title. Impressive office. You should enjoy it while you can.
Ethan: Why? Am I going somewhere?
Zach: As a matter of fact, you are, son. I'm going to court to turn over my late father's will, and then all this is going to belong to me.
Jack to Erica: Hey. You. You did good tonight. You did the hardest thing you'll ever have to do. You said good-bye to Bianca. You let her go with your blessing. I'm so proud of you. But now it's just you and me. You don't have to be brave anymore. Come here.
Bianca: How long before we take off? This fog really came out of nowhere, didn't it? All right, thanks.
[Gazing at the foggy landscape, Bianca recalls special moments.]
Singer: From memory there is no hiding place turn on the TV and I see you there in every crowd there's always someone with your face everywhere trying not to care
Erica: What in God's name are you doing, Bianca? Have you lost your mind?
Bianca: I'm proud of who I am.
Erica: You've got a lot of courage.
Bianca: Where do you think I got it from?
Singer: I got a long way to go before I can say good-bye oh, to you
Kendall: I love you.
Singer: Oh, I got a long way to go
Greenlee: I want you to have this.
Singer: Before I can say good-bye
Greenlee: Leo gave it to me.
Singer: All I ever knew
Ryan: Bianca, we love you.
Bianca: Hi. Yeah, it's Mommy.
Singer: I only hope you think of me sometimes
Tad: I'm going to miss you.
Singer: Oh, I got a long way to go a long, long way to go
Erica: Yes, baby. Your Miranda.
Singer: The only thing I want from you everything I needed
Jack: I just want to be more of a father to you than an uncle.
Erica: What is more fantastic than a mother-daughter bond?
Bianca and Kendall: Nothing.
Erica: Nothing, nothing.
Singer: Everything I needed
Bianca: She called us her legacy -- a family of strong women -- and that's what we are, because we can overcome anything.
Singer: Everything I needed
Singers: I got a long way to go
Singer: I got a long way I know
Singers: Before I can say good-bye
Singer: Before I can say good-bye
Singers: All I ever knew
Singer: Everything I knew a long way to go
Maggie: Thank God for fog. You still got room for one more?
Singers: I got a long way to go.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Greenlee: You ain't seen nothing yet.
Lily: I need to start kissing Aidan.
Edmund: We finally have what we need to nail Slater to the wall.
Zach: What are you going to do, Ethan? Go get your gun, take your best shot.
Maggie: I love you.
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