All My Children Transcript Thursday 2/24/05
Proofread by Gisele
Ryan: Ok, I know I'm unemployed and everything, but I can do a little better than this place.
Greenlee: Do you remember it?
Ryan: Yeah, I remember it. It was the night of the flood. And it was cold, it was nasty, and we were both a little fried.
Greenlee: Who said you're not romantic? You just earned points.
Ryan: So what does this have to do with our adventure?
Greenlee: Oh, that cold and nasty memories? No mas. You ain't seen nothing yet.
Bianca: Does this mean that you want to come with me to Paris?
Maggie: If I'm still invited.
Bianca: Maggie, are you sure?
Maggie: I know. I know that I am confused about a lot of things. But one thing I know for sure, I don't want to be in Pine Valley if you're not here.
Jack: Hi, sweetheart.
Lily: Are Bianca and Miranda on their way to Paris yet?
Jack: Well, when I left them, they were on their plane, waiting for the plane to be cleared for take-off.
Lily: But do they have to go? I mean, if someone throws you a going-away party, does that mean you have to go?
Jack: No, sweetheart, it doesn't, but Bianca hasn't changed her mind.
Lily: I wanted her to.
Jack: Yeah. Well, we're all sad about this. I think, though, Erica -- Erica's especially going to miss Bianca.
Lily: Then why does Bianca have to leave?
Jack: Well, Bianca has had -- she's had a rough time. And I think she just needs to be someplace where she can focus on herself and on her baby.
Lily: So sometimes you need to do things that just feel right?
Lily: Then I need to do something, too.
Jack: Well, I certainly hope it doesn't include getting on a plane and going off to Paris.
Lily: No, Dad. I need to start kissing Aidan.
Aidan: So did you enjoy Bianca's party?
Anita: Yeah, it was great. Just, you know, sad.
Maria: Hey, are we waiting for someone else?
Aidan: Yeah, Ed. What's the big news, mate?
Edmund: We finally have what we need to nail Slater to the wall.
Kendall: You can't take Cambias Industries away from Ethan.
Zach: Oh, of course I can, honey. It's rightfully mine.
Kendall: Rightfully? No, you lost any rights you had when you blew up your car.
Zach: Cambias belongs to me.
Kendall: You're not going to let him get away with this.
Zach: What are you going to do, Ethan? Go get your gun. Take your best shot.
Jack: Honey, why do you all of a sudden feel the need to have to kiss Aidan?
Lily: Because he's my boyfriend.
Jack: Well, I know he's your boyfriend, but so far you've had this really acceptable arrangement.
Lily: Well, at first all I wanted to do was spend time with Aidan. But after he touched me, I knew it was ok to do more.
Jack: Aidan touched you? And that -- well, that was ok with you, Lily?
Lily: Yeah. Aidan touched my arm right here. And then I touched his hand back. It didn't hurt at all. It felt good.
Jack: I see. Well, gosh, you know, I think we need to talk about this.
Lily: That's what Dani said.
Lily: I told her first, but she said I need to come talk to you before I kissed Aidan. So that's what I'm doing.
Jack: Well, a very smart girl, that Dani. And you're a very smart girl, too. And Aidan -- Aidan's a very nice guy, and he's been a good friend to all of us. But in terms of your touching or kissing or anything else, honey, you're just not ready. And if Aidan were here, I guarantee you, he would say the very same thing. I know he would.
Lily: But I am ready. I've been practicing.
Lily: Yeah, in the mirror. I think I have it down right, but if I don't, Aidan will teach me how to do it better.
Aidan: Wait a minute, Ed. You got hold of Bobby's cell phone and what? There was a number under "Ryan Hitman"?
Edmund: Well, it wasn't that easy. I got Bobby's phone, and it had a call history on it. I got lucky with the last couple of numbers. I just said to this guy who answered, "I'm picking up where Bobby left off."
Anita: Left off what?
Edmund: His blackmail. The shooter knew all about it. He even admitted that Slater hired him. I think we got our man.
Aidan: And what about our woman? Bobby said that he saw Zach's assistant, Edie, pull the trigger.
Maria: That's right, so it can't be.
Edmund: I know he did, but I figured Bobby changed that story so that he would have a chance of blackmailing the real hit man.
Maria: Wait a minute. You -- this all came from one phone call?
Edmund: I told the guy that I saw him shoot Ryan. He didn't deny it.
Maria: But this -- honey, this is someone that you've never even met.
Edmund: I recognized the voice. I knew that voice. Remember -- remember that cell phone call I intercepted in the summer?
Aidan: From that guy you thought was on the way to Pine Valley to whack someone?
Edmund: Exactly, exactly. I never forgot that voice. Remember I had a list of all the cell phone calls made at that time? The callers? Zach was on that list. I think Zach was on the other end of that hit man phone call. Maria, this is why I've been telling you about Zach. Not just because I've been jealous. Because I've been worried about you. Ok? Maria, Zach is not the man you thought he was. He's capable of anything, including murder.
Ethan: Nothing that you do or say surprises me anymore, Zach.
Zach: You don't think I have a right to the Cambias fortune?
Ethan: It doesn't matter what I think, as long as you get what you want. That was the plan all along, right? You were going to play dead for most of your adult life so you could escape from Daddy the Tyrant. And once he's gone, you just wait for the dust to settle, then swoop in.
Kendall: Yeah, but why wait? Why not make your move on Ryan?
Ethan: He was waiting for the bull to get fed up enough and then make his move.
Zach: No, I didn't care about Lavery.
Ethan: Bollocks. More nonsense about the Cambias curse? You know, it's kind of sad, really, that you expected me to turn over my company to you with something so pathetic as a curse.
Kendall: What about Bianca and Miranda?
Ethan: Yes. Your precious niece. What was it you said to her as you held her so very gently in your arms? Something about wanting to have a wonderful life?
Kendall: Which you planned to steal as soon as Bianca turned her back.
Ethan: I almost thought you had real feelings for them. Clearly I was wrong. You don't own a real feeling.
Zach: Sorry for interrupting. Let's go back for a second. I didn't steal from Bianca. He did.
Kendall: No, Ethan adores my sister.
Zach: You haven't told her, have you?
Ethan: There's nothing to tell, Zach.
Zach: Hmm. Young Ethan here has stopped construction on the Miranda Center.
Maggie: Ok, I'm getting a less-then-thrilled vibe here.
Bianca: Oh, no, no, no, that's not it at all. I'm -- I'm just confused. I mean, a couple of hours ago, you told me that you absolutely, positively could not come with me.
Maggie: Yeah, I know. How stupid was that?
Bianca: You said you needed to raise your GPA and get your life back and --
Maggie: How about push you away? Did I ever mention that? And that's what I've been doing for months. And this would be the biggest push of all. And then you'd be gone, and I still would never know.
Bianca: You wouldn't know what?
Maggie: Anything. Who I am, what I'm doing. When I said good-bye to you tonight, it hit me. If I let you walk out of my life, it could be the biggest mistake I ever make.
Greenlee: Just -- I tried to remember when we weren't stressed to the max. Our honeymoon may have been the best time ever. I was just hoping that maybe tonight we could feel like that for just a few hours, let you remember how much I love you, how happy I am that I'm your wife, just like that night.
Ryan: Come here.
Greenlee: Ah! What? What are you --
Ryan: I remember everything. I remember it was going to be the first time that we made love as husband and wife. And I remember thinking to myself that my bullet wound was easy compared to waiting to make love to you. I wanted you so bad. I want you now. I want you right now.
Kendall: That's not true. Ethan didn't stop work on the Miranda Center. He wouldn't.
Ethan: I needed the crew for the Lakeside project. They were running behind.
Zach: And Lakeside has a profit margin. The Miranda Center doesn't, so we got to keep our priorities straight, that's all.
Ethan: This is -- it's only for a couple of weeks.
Zach: A couple of weeks? You've caught on very quickly, sweet child of mine. You're falling right into the Cambias way of doing things.
Ethan: I have a responsibility to my stockholders, and Lakeside has a deadline.
Zach: "Responsibility," "stockholders," "deadline." This is good. You've learned the language, and it all translates into one thing and one thing only. Power.
Ethan: That's your interpretation.
Zach: Friends, family, charity, compassion. >From now on, all those things are going to take a back seat.
Ethan: That is rich! That you have the nerve to evangelize the virtues of family and compassion with your track record!
Zach: Are you paying attention? Is he listening? The Miranda Center is history. Your sister will come to mean nothing. Miranda, nothing. And in a little while, even you -- sweet, sweet Kendall -- will mean nothing.
Bianca: You're not going to lose me. No matter where I am, you're always going to be a part of my life.
Maggie: It's so easy to say, but it never works like that. You know that. Any kind of long-distance relationship never lasts.
Bianca: You don't have to turn your whole life upside down to keep me as a friend.
Maggie: Maybe you haven't realized, but my life is already upside down. I just want to get my feet back on the ground. I want to get my balance. The truth is, Bianca, that I do want to go with you to Paris. I want to go with you so badly. But I'm scared to death. I'm so scared. I don't know how long it's going to take me to figure out myself again, which gets all over the way that I feel about you. The one thing that I did figure out is that everything that happened with Jonathan messed up enough of my life. And I don't want it to ruin anything else. I told you once before that I love you. And I always try to take it back. But I don't want to do it this time. I love you.
Bianca: Maggie, I think it's too late for us to be anything but honest with each other.
Maggie: I just can't stand an ocean between us. I love you so much. I'm just not sure how.
Bianca: It's ok. You've been through something pretty awful this year. You're just not ready for anything major.
Maggie: But maybe I never will be. I don't know if this is just the most incredible kind of love that I feel for you, or the most incredible kind of friendship. I don't know. I don't know if I'm gay or if I'm straight, or --
Bianca: It's ok. You'll figure it out.
Maggie: I'm just afraid of hurting you. Because what if you think that something's going to happen and something never will?
Bianca: I would never put any pressure on you.
Maggie: I know, I know. I was thinking that maybe we just -- you know, if we just don't get involved right away, and then you wait for me to figure out what I want to do with myself and -- what am I doing? You see? I'm doing it again. I'm doing it again. I tell you that I love you, and that I want to go with you to Paris, and then I slam on the brakes again. You know, you can throw me off plane.
Bianca: Oh, Maggie --
Maggie: I want to throw myself off the plane!
Bianca: Maggie, stop.
Ryan: Yes, I'm very thirsty. Mmm. Fantastic.
Greenlee: Mmm. Us, not the champagne.
Ryan: Hey --
Ryan: Don't you ever think for one second that I don't love you, even now more than when we were on the island.
Greenlee: I know.
Ryan: No. Every day that I spend with you, I find out something new that I need, because it's exactly what you give me.
Greenlee: That goes both ways. So, do you like my adventure?
Greenlee: Even without tiki torches?
Ryan: Yes, I love it.
Greenlee: I was running out of ideas. The next adventure is up to you.
Ryan: Well, I'm going to have to work on it.
Greenlee: You know, I don't need crazy or extravagant. I just need us, alone. Really alone.
Ryan: Well, I don't know if I can beat this, but I'll try. I have to go.
Ryan: I promised him that I'd be home soon.
Greenlee: You're leaving over my naked dead body.
Jack: Sweetheart, I was there when Aidan agreed to be your boyfriend, and I heard what he expected from you. He just wanted to hang out with you, talk with you, do some math problems with you.
Lily: Well, that's because I wasn't ready to touch or to kiss or to have sex.
Jack: No, Lily, you don't understand! Just -- look, you don't have any idea what it means for a man and a woman to make that kind of connection. I mean, a physical intimacy like that, a physical relationship, is very complicated. And you don't have a clue what would happen if you started kissing and touching, anything else.
Lily: You've never done that before.
Jack: Done what, sweetheart? I'm -- I'm just trying to explain to you that this is not a good idea for you.
Lily: You've never talked to me like they do.
Jack: "They," who?
Lily: The people who think I can't do normal things, because I have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Maria: What exactly did this hit man say to you? Did he actually confess to you that he was hired to try to kill Ryan?
Edmund: He didn't deny it.
Maria: Honey, is it possible that you misunderstood?
Edmund: Look, it's not all that complicated.
Maria: Yeah, but you can't just go accusing people of attempted murder.
Anita: What Edmund's saying makes sense.
Maria: It's just that for months people have been trying to pin Ryan's shooting on any number of suspects. Nobody's been able to prove anything.
Maria's voice: Why would you go to all this trouble, then, if you don't want to make love to me?
Zach's voice: I didn't say I didn't want to make love to you.
Maria: Because she worked very closely with him. I mean, Bobby could have been trying to frame someone.
Edmund: Every time I try to question my instincts, somebody gets hurt. Now, I know what I feel, and tomorrow I'm going to confirm it when I meet the hit man.
Maria: What? No, you're not!
Anita: Yeah, this guy is a hit man.
Edmund: That's how I'm going to prove it. All right?
Aidan: I'm going to go with you.
Edmund: I can handle this.
Maria: Oh wait -- can we just call Derek? Hello? Can we let the police handle this?
Edmund: Maria, this is my investigation! I've been working on this for a very long time!
Maria: Oh, my God.
Edmund: By this time tomorrow, Slater will be behind bars.
Aidan: Ahem. Why don't you tell me the real story? How much did you pay this so-called hit man to nail Slater, Edmund?
Kendall: You're still trying to destroy what I have with your son.
Zach: I won't destroy anything. It'll be him.
Ethan: All right, that's enough. Get out.
Zach: The truth is never easy, is it?
Ethan: Out of my office, Zach, now.
Zach: Come on. Your office, my office -- whatever. You're going to be in the street soon enough. And with any luck, you'll still be able to save what is left of your soul.
Ethan: Don't you dare insult me or pretend that you give a damn about me or my soul. This is about you. You want what you want and to hell with everybody else, sons and nieces included! But you will not win this time -- not my company, and certainly not the satisfaction of kicking me to the curb.
Zach: I knew you'd want to fight.
Ethan: Fight? It's going to be an all-out war. You're going to be the only casualty.
Zach: Hmm. My lawyers will be in touch.
Ethan: I look forward to it.
Kendall: No, no. Is it too late? Have you already lost your soul?
Ethan: Kendall, Zach is insane. Not a word out of that man's mouth is true.
Kendall: He said that you stopped construction on the center, and you did.
Ethan: That crew will be back in place within the month, I promise you.
Kendall: You know what that center means to my family.
Ethan: Listen to me, Kendall. I give you my word that I will never let down Miranda or Bianca. And I would I die before I would turn my back on you.
Kendall: The way you sounded when Zach accused you -- it was so -- it was cold.
Ethan: When did you stop believing in me? This is what Zach does. He undermines people, and he's very good at it. In the name of what? Love? You saw him, you heard him. Did that sound like love to you? He says he cares about me and this ridiculous notion of a Cambias curse, but he's the one who's poisoned by this lunacy, not me!
Kendall: I don't want to believe that he's right.
Ethan: Then believe in me. Kendall, I have to fight dirty with this man if I'm going to win. But when this is over, I promise you, things will change.
Kendall: Well, I want them to change now. I want you to get on the phone and call whoever's in charge of construction and tell them to put the crew back to work on the Miranda Center. Ethan, please.
Ethan: Kendall, this is -- it's going to be a couple of weeks, ok? But trust me. I promise.
Bianca: So the pilot says that we're going to be taking off soon. Last chance to leave without a parachute.
Maggie: I want to know what -- I want to know what you think.
Bianca: You're not the only who's confused here. I think I have a lot to figure out, as well. And of course, Miranda is priority number one.
Maggie: Yes, of course.
Bianca: We've both been through a lot this year. And I think that it's going to take some time for us to -- what did you say -- get our balance back. But who better to do that with than my best friend? That's all I expect from you. And we can do it in the most beautiful city in the world, with culture and art and gourmet cuisine. And if somewhere down the road something happens, that's great. But if not, then I'm cool with that, too. We can just be friends. That's enough for me.
Maggie: Me, too.
Bianca: So, is there anything else you want to tell me?
Maggie: I think I covered it all.
Bianca: Me, too. Last chance. You got to have a passport if you're coming.
Maggie: Yeah, well, a girl can't be too prepared. I applied for it the day that you asked me.
Maggie: Too late for that. I didn't even pack a toothbrush.
Bianca: All right, then. When we get to Paris --
Bianca and Maggie: Shopping!
Maggie: We're going to Paris! We're going to Paris!
Jack: Lily, sweetheart, you know I believe in you. I believe that you can do anything that you set your mind to.
Lily: Well, I've set my mind to kissing Aidan.
Jack: Look, Aidan really cares about you. He does. But when he told you that he would be your boyfriend, he told you that because he didn't want to hurt your feelings. You know? And -- and he does like you, and he wants to be your friend for always. Sweetheart, someday you will have a boyfriend, probably two or three knocking at that door. But it will be some boy your own age. Do you understand what I'm saying? Lily?
Lily: I understand.
Jack: Well, good. I -- really, trust me, it'll be best this way.
Lily: I have homework to do.
Jack: Ok. Well, why don't you go ahead and do that. But if you want to talk to me about this, please just let me know, ok? I'm going to go check on Erica and see how she's doing. But I'm going to leave my cell phone on. So if you need to get ahold of me, just give me a call, ok? I love you.
Lily: So, will you be my boyfriend?
Aidan: I already am.
Greenlee: Look at us, Ryan. Look at how good this is for us.
Ryan: Greenlee, my brother is having a meltdown, ok? He needs me more.
Greenlee: He has you. All I want is tonight.
Ryan: We're going to have plenty of nights.
Greenlee: We've been through the torture of the damned. You got shot, you nearly died, I got poisoned, I nearly lost my mind. I mean, it hasn't been newlywed heaven. We've earned this.
Ryan: We're fine. Greenlee, we've been through the worst of it, ok?
Greenlee: I've missed you. I love you. I don't want to fight, I swear. All I want is for us to just be together, tonight. Come on.
Ryan: I can't.
Greenlee: This is what I get for being miss independent. I let you think that I don't need you. Well, here's a headline, Ryan. I do need you.
Ryan: You'll have me, Greenlee, but I'm -- I'm sorry. I have to go. Ok? So, please, can you -- can you just get dressed so that we can go? Please?
Ryan: Greenlee --
Greenlee: You go where you want. I don't have to go just because you say so.
Ryan: Ok. Well, when you're ready, will you call a cab? Ok?
[Sulking in bed, Greenlee gives Ryan the cold shoulder and refuses to kiss him good-bye.]
Maria: Do you see how he won't let this go? It's absolutely crazy, and it's dangerous.
Anita: Well, I promise you, Aidan won't let Edmund meet this guy on his own.
Maria: Yeah, but it's not just about the danger, it's -- I -- God, who am I kidding? I don't even -- I don't know who to believe anymore. I don't know what --
Anita: Maria, this Zach thing is supposed to be over and done with. You picked Edmund. You committed yourself to your marriage. You trust Edmund.
Maria: I want to trust Edmund. I want to trust him, but he can't just let us live. He has to have me and take down Zach, and I'm scared to death at how far he'll go to do that.
Anita: Oh, my God. You don't trust Edmund.
Maria: Zach swore to me that he had nothing to do with Ryan's shooting, and he swore that he has never lied to me.
Anita: So Edmund would lie?
Maria: I don't know! I -- I have no idea. I have no idea about anything anymore.
Anita: Maria, you picked Edmund.
Maria: Yeah, I did. I chose him. I just don't know if I made the right choice. You know, I -- I saw Zach today. And we were trapped in this shed.
Anita: What? How?
Maria: Yeah, don't even ask. I have no idea, really. But he kissed me, and I kissed him back. And, I mean, it stopped before anything -- I stopped it before anything else happened. But God help me, I didn't want to stop it.
Anita: Ok, listen, you stopped because you made a promise to your husband and yourself. You love Edmund. That's what you told me.
Maria: I do, I do. I do love Edmund.
Anita: Well, then hang on to that. Hang on to him. Believe in your heart that you made the right choice. I mean, I do.
Edmund: Look, I finally got the goods on the guy that tried to kill Ryan. Why are you giving me such a hard time?
Aidan: All of a sudden, this just falls into your lap?
Edmund: And I did not pay off the hit man.
Aidan: Like you did Bobby?
Edmund: What I gave Bobby was incentive to testify against Slater. Now, the punk took the money and ran. Fortunately, he left the cell phone, which probably works out for me better. It'll give me a tighter case. Trust me, Aidan, all right? This meeting will fill in all the blanks.
Aidan: You know, I don't care what you say, Edmund. I'm coming with you, all right?
Edmund: Fine, you're coming with me. All right? You fell better? I got to call Derek. Get out of here.
Aidan: Fine. I'll check in with you later.
Edmund: Yeah, it's Edmund Grey.
Ethan: Hello. What can I do for you?
Edmund: You offered to help me bring down your father.
Ethan: Offer's still good.
Edmund: Great. It's happening tomorrow. I found somebody on Slater's payroll who's ready to flip on him.
Ethan: Good news. Where do I fit in?
Edmund: Be at my place tonight. And bring lots of money. This guy doesn't come cheap.
Ethan: Is right now soon enough?
Zach: What's this?
Man: You said you wanted to know if Edmund Grey ever came into the casino or the grounds. This was taken when you were trapped in the back shed.
Zach: Good. Thank you. You can go.
[Zach is shocked to see Edmund blocking the shed door shut and walking away.]
Zach: Edmund Grey, you son of a �
Greenlee: How long before I can get a cab here?
Greenlee: Never mind, never mind. Forget it. You came back.
Ryan: I got halfway to the Valley Inn, and I stopped. What the hell was I thinking?
Greenlee: I hated that you left.
Ryan: You're my wife. You're my beautiful wife. I'd be an idiot to be anywhere else.
Greenlee: I love you so much.
Ryan: I love you. This is where I should be, now and always. Come here. Come here.
Ethan: Kendall, you understand that I -- I have to fight this man?
Kendall: It depends on what it costs you.
Ethan: I promise you that once my business is taken care of, once I've dealt with Zach and with the shooting of Ryan and all this nonsense, you and I will go somewhere nice. Wherever you want. Paris? Would you like Paris?
Kendall: You going to buy me Paris?
Ethan: Maybe. But first I'll just take you there. We can go and see Bianca and Miranda. Ok? And from there, the world. Wherever you want to go. I just -- I want you to be happy. I want you to be happy with me. Ok? Listen, I'll see you later.
Anita: Edmund's on the hunt and Zach swears that he's innocent, and Maria -- she's stuck in the middle. I mean, this was all supposed to be fixed, over. I just -- gosh, I can't believe how quickly things can go bad for her.
Anita: I'm so worried about her.
Aidan: Listen, I promise you, I'll keep my eyes open, all right?
Anita: You're amazing. I don't know how I would handle -- thank you.
Aidan: Hey, don't thank me. I want to do it.
[Lily walks in on Anita and Aidan kissing.]
Edmund: Where have you been?
Maria: Talking to my sister.
Edmund: I know this is hard for you to believe. But Zach Slater ordered the hit on Ryan, and I can prove it. Now I need to know you're behind me on this one.
Zach: Game is over, Edmund.
Maggie: So what do you think, little munchkin? Huh? You, me, and your mom -- a little stroll on the Left Bank. Check out the Champs Elysees. You'll look at all the artists up on the Pont Neuf. I will actually learn how to say all those words.
Bianca: I'm sure she'll love it. I know I will.
Maggie: Oh, one little thing. You know that Paris is a very chic place. And I don't think they're going to let you in with that on.
Bianca: Well, somebody real special gave it to me. I'll take my chances.
Pilot: Ms. Montgomery, if you and your friend will buckle up and secure Miranda, we're clear for take-off.
Maggie: I'll put her down.
Bianca: Ok. Good-bye, Pine Valley.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Lily: I want you to kiss me.
Zach: You can still have a great life. I can help you if you let me.
Kendall: You and Ethan are so much alike.
J.R.: Because we both enjoy the same beautiful, exciting woman?
Brooke: You want to decimate Maria. You want to leave her with nothing.
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