AMC Transcript Monday 5/30/05

All My Children Transcript Monday 5/30/05



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J.R.: Can you say "score"? If Babe could have landed Jamie the first night she was in town, you'll have him in no time. And then Uncle Jamie will be free from that blond freeloader known as Mommy.

Amanda: Oh, I was so smooth. A couple of tears, a couple of hugs, then señor six-pack told me to move out of here into Myrtle Fargate’s boarding house.

J.R.: Ah. Myrtle would have you pegged as trouble before you shut the front door. Well, I guess you're going to have to be here a while.

Amanda: Yeah.

Di: Why is that? No road rash from you tossing her out on the street. Any reason you let the little thief stay?

Greenlee: You did this? You went and did this? You made it so that we can never make a baby?

Ryan: Yes. Yes, I did.

Danielle: You have zero facts and half a clue.

Simone: Excuse me?

Danielle: But you'd still be willing to wreck the Ryan-Greenlee love fest? Do you think Pine Valley needs another tragically screwed-up couple?

Ethan: Simone, Danielle. Two of the glamorous dynamos behind Fusion.

Danielle: "Dynamos"?

Simone: "Glamorous"?

Ethan: Join me for breakfast.

Danielle: Oh --

Ethan: There you go.

Danielle: Thank you.

Ethan: You're welcome. The -- ahem -- eggs Benedict are lousy, but the pancakes are excellent.

Simone: Yeah, well, thank you, but we already ate.

Danielle: Actually, we didn't finish because someone got a little hyper.

Ethan: Simone, tell me, does my company give you your own car?

Simone: Not since I smooshed the one Greenlee gave me.

Ethan: Oversight. Why don't you pick out one at the agency? You know, ragtop -- your hair streaming in the wind as the rest of the world eats your dust.

Simone: I know what you're doing. Yeah. And, God, help me, I cannot let you do it. Can I?

Erica: Oh, what a lovely day. A bite here and then --

Jack: Where? Where? Where? Here? Here? Right here should I start?

Erica: I meant the food.

Jack: My mistake.

Erica: Then we could walk to the open market. Oh, I love to walk to the open market. Oh, thank you.

Jack: Thank you very much.

Erica: Thank you. But first I'm just going to call Kendall. I'm just going to let her know that we actually did not die on the open seas.

Jack: Waiter? Another juice for the lady, please?

Erica: Oh, but I already have one. Are you kidding?

[Jack takes Erica's cell phone from her and dumps it into her orange juice glass.]

Kendall: Say it again. No, wait, don't. Don't. Don't. Just tell me it was a lie.

Zach: The war games between me and my son are over. I'm setting him free. I'll do the same for you if you like.

Kendall: No more -- no more lawsuit against Cambias? No more billions for me? No shot at saving Bianca and Miranda from Ethan? That's it? That's it, all gone? No more, bye-bye?

Zach: It's not what you agreed to, so if you want out, I got no problem with that.

Kendall: Shut up. Stop! Stop. Do you have a gun?

Zach: Yeah. Why?

Kendall: I'd like to see how big of a hole I can blow into your heart.

[Greenlee stares at Ryan incredulously.]

Erica: You just --

Jack: I'm sorry. I must've been blinded by love. I was actually aiming for your oatmeal.

Erica: You ruined my phone.

Jack: I ordered you another.

Erica: Phone?

Jack: Juice.

Erica: A harmless call, Jack. That's what you saved me from.

Jack: Why don't you try these eggs and tell me -- is this green onion or chive?

Erica: A polite call to touch base. I would expect the same from Kendall if she were sailing the high seas with her husband.

Jack: She doesn't have one.

Erica: Thank God.

Jack: "Thank God" is right. And by the way, it's chive, definitely.

Erica: Don't you humor me. I was just about to do a thoughtful deed as a parent, and you just juiced my phone.

Jack: Sweetheart, I could listen to you lie all morning.

Erica: I was not lying. "Hello, Kendall. We're fine. Love you. Bye." Oh, don't think you know me so well.

Jack: Well, if somebody knows you better, I'd certainly like to shake his hand.

Erica: Oh, really? Well, if you're such an expert on Erica Kane, then how come you don't know that I would never violate our agreement and start to interfere in our children's lives?

Jack: So that was a perfectly innocent phone call to Kendall, right? No mention of Ethan or Zach?

Erica: Please, I would not ruin our honeymoon with the mention of such vile names.

Jack: So you were just checking in, not checking up?

Erica: Yes, the considerate thing to do.

Jack: All right, well, then, my heartfelt apologies. Here, use mine. For the queen of harmless.

Erica: Put it away and let me just eat my breakfast.

Jack: Ah, the faint blush on your cheeks as you call me rotten names in your head.

Erica: Look, I just want Kendall and even Greenlee to experience the kind of joy we have. Is that so wrong?

Greenlee: A doctor told you to do it? Is that what happened? Because there has to be a reason. You would never, without talking to me, because -- a medical reason. You're sick, and you didn't want to tell me, because I'd want to help you. I'd want to do something, whatever it is.

Ryan: It had to be done. And I'm not sick, not physically

Greenlee: So someone else told you to do it, then, because you had no choice? A psychiatrist? Someone you respect and had to listen to? A way to feel better?

Ryan: It was my decision, Greenlee, all mine. And things are better already.

Greenlee: You -- you told me you were on the phone with a doctor. Was it a shrink? I mean, was he the one who made it so we can never have a child together?

Ryan: It doesn't matter who, Greenlee. It matters why.

Greenlee: Why, then?

Ryan: For us. For you.

Greenlee: What? What did you just say to me? You did this for me?

Ryan: Yes. And I know it's going to --

Greenlee: You lied to me. You ruined our future and our hopes and our plans, and you told Kendall about it, and you didn't come to me and ask me, tell me, warn me? You did all of that -- you did it for me?

Kendall: Now you play hero? I lost Ethan and Greenlee, and now you're telling me I lost a shot at billions and power and marriage with no chance of love?

Zach: You deserve to know your options.

Kendall: No. I deserve half of an entire company called Cambias. Screw my options. I want the money.

Zach: I don't have it on me.

Kendall: Fine. Well, maybe it's in your other pants, so go get it. I can wait!

Zach: As I said, I'm dropping the suit. I don't want Cambias. It's going to stay with Ethan. It was a mistake to try to take it away from him in the first place.

Kendall: You just did the world's biggest flip-flop, and you did it without asking your wife. We had a deal. We made vows, Zach, and they didn't include "till business suicide do us part."

Zach: He wants Cambias. Let him have it.

Kendall: He also wanted you to fry for murder. Why couldn't you give him that instead?

Zach: It was my mistake. I pushed him too far. I screwed up his life.

Kendall: Wait, all of a sudden, this is just now occurring to you? Yes, of course you screwed up his life and you pushed him too far. It's who you are. You're the same man who convinced everyone that you died because you just -- you didn't feel like dealing with life. You're a selfish, vindictive screw-up, ok? That's who you are. Why change now?

Zach: I don't know. Time, maybe?

Kendall: Time? What, you thought you were running out of time? What happened to you? I don't understand. Who got to you?

Zach: It doesn't matter. The thing that matters is that I --

Kendall: No, what matters is that you get over it. There is no way that you can fix Ethan. He is way beyond repair, way beyond. So I want you to get on the phone, call your lawyer, and tell her, "You know what, hey, baby, guess what -- the rumble is back on. Mama needs a few new thousand pairs of shoes." Tell her you are the same man that you've always been, the same SOB you've always been, the man I married, and you're going to take Ethan for every dime he's got.

Ethan: It's good to be king. I get the opportunity to reward faithful employees.

Simone: King Cambias the generous. What are the chances that this is a cover-up?

Ethan: That I'd use breakfast as a way to spend more time with you? I'd say the chances are pretty good.

Simone: Huh. I think you'd use breakfast to maybe forget Kendall went through with it, married your father, pick up some arm candy to help you cover the tracks of your tears.

Danielle: Isn't she hilarious, I mean, the way she just makes stuff up like that? Doesn't mean a thing. Can I have her job when she talks herself out of it?

Ethan: No, no, no. Simone is far too valuable to let her go to the competition.

Simone: And you've had way too much of that lately, huh?

Ethan: Simone, look at me. Look at me.

Simone: I can't. I get all oogly and my brain goes fuzzy.

Ethan: Good. Listen, look, no tracks, no tears, ok? Just an employer who wants to see his employees happy.

Simone: Like a new title and raise happy?

Ethan: I think like hash browns and dinner happy.

J.R.: Little Adam needs a blanket. And Amanda's stunt --

Di: TPing the mansion next door is a stunt. Swiping 10 grand and pinning it on me? That's larceny and lies.

J.R.: I'm sorry that you were put in that situation. I got very angry with Amanda -- very -- and I know that she's sorry.

Amanda: Very.

J.R.: Especially for accusing you.

Amanda: That is the worst part. I am so ashamed. J.R. has forgiven me, and I hope you can, too.

Di: That's it? I thought you weren't big on second chances, considering how you go on and on about Babe.

Amanda: The help always thinks the boss is some kind of monster. Honey, you have to know J.R. a lot longer before you get it.

Di: Hmm.

Amanda: You see, he is the sweetest guy ever, totally fair. He's super-understanding to his friends and family.

Di: All I do is look after J.R.’s flesh and blood, pride and joy. But I pick up a few things here and there -- vibes, you could say -- like you took his money and he is cutting you six miles of slack. Maybe because he's sweet, or maybe because -- you know, just exactly what are you using Amanda for, J.R.?

Ryan: I need you to do something for me.

Greenlee: His and hers procedures? Just to be extra sure the stick never turns blue? Why ask me? Why not just do it while I'm sleeping, tell me in the morning?

Ryan: If you need to rage, rage. I get it. Just know that when you're finished, I love you.

Greenlee: How could you love me and --

Ryan: You know me, Greenlee. You know that if I do something drastic that I have a reason. And right now all you're feeling is what you've lost. And I'm just asking you to forget that for one second, forget what you think I did to hurt you.

Greenlee: I didn't feel a thing. You think I would have had a twinge or a shiver, my marriage, my future shredded just like that.

Ryan: But it's not, Greenlee. Our future, our marriage, it's still here -- and it's amazing. I saved it. That's why I did what I did. That's why I had no choice, to save us from -- from God knows what kind of pain and anger and hurt.

Greenlee: This is hurt, Ryan. This is anger and pain -- me, right here, right now, knowing you made this decision behind my back. You made the decision of a lifetime without me, your partner, your wife -- according to you, the other half of your soul. You did that to me, to us. You said you'd get help.

Ryan: I got the help that I needed, just not the kind that you wanted.

Greenlee: You know, you kissed me and you sent me to that wedding knowing that I thought that we'd work through this. You knew that I'd want a family.

Ryan: We are a family, you and me.

Greenlee: You lied to me.

Ryan: I said no kids. I never lied about that.

Greenlee: You never said the "love, honor, and obey" vows, and here you are, big man, all the decisions, all the power, and I get to obey after the fact.

Ryan: What about me? I said no kids, and I meant that, Greenlee.

Greenlee: You don't make life decisions when your world has exploded, literally. You take a break, you rest, you regroup. You save the big decisions for later.

Ryan: You thought that you knew me better than I know myself. Do you remember that night? The pasta, the beer, the back rub, and everything? You decided to forget the birth control and take me to bed. You wanted to make a baby. Did I get a vote? Did I have a say in that?

Zach: I didn't ask your opinion because this has nothing to do with you.

Kendall: No, it's about Ethan, who you royally screwed up, and now you want a do-over.

Zach: I'm leaving Cambias with Ethan, my choice. You want to remain my wife, that's your choice.

Kendall: What, like I need your permission to dump you? Please, get a grip.

Zach: Hey, I don't blame you for being angry.

Kendall: Oh, thank you so much for being understanding. Thank you.

Zach: But I am through punishing my son. I'm sorry if that left you high and dry.

Kendall: Well, pony up 39 billion, and we'll call it even.

[Knock on door]

Kendall: What now? What, did you take a vow of poverty and offer my shoes to the sister of slingbacks?

Reggie: Hey.

Kendall: Oh.

Reggie: Oh, no. Kendall, what is he do-- what are you doing here?

Kendall: All right, you don't want to know.

Reggie: You know what, spare me the details. If you and him -- you're a dead man.

Lily: No, he isn't. Mr. Slater's alive.

Zach: Hi, Lily.

Lily: Good morning.

Reggie: No, no, don't smile at the man who just --

Kendall: Ok, listen, listen, Reggie, honey, listen, I appreciate the whole protective brother thing, but Zach is not my lover.

Reggie: Ok, Kendall. All right, you know, that's all I needed to hear.

Kendall: He's my husband.

Reggie: No. No way. Kendall, you did not --

Kendall: Yes, honey, yes, I did, ok? So throw the rice and bust out with the wedding march.

Lily: Should I say congratulations?

Kendall: Well, there you have it, folks. The $39 billion question.

J.R.: Amanda is my guest. She's here at my discretion, as you are. If her behavior affects my son or you in any negative way, you let me know. But now that this glitch is over, I think we should all move on.

Amanda: If the nanny's still upset --

J.R.: And you need to move on, too, for Little Adam's sake. I've worked too hard to clear all the negative influences out of his life. It's all about him. Everything else is just background noise, and I don't want to hear it.

Di: Of course.

Amanda: I am just so glad that we get to start fresh, especially for the little man.

J.R.: It's better for everyone this way. Isn't that right?

Amanda: Sucks to be reminded just where you stand in life, but I am sure that he called you background noise in the nicest possible way.

Di: Well, you've got this two-face act down, don't you? Your mother's daughter. Guess that means we need to hide the crowbars.

Jack: Hmm.

Erica: Wouldn't want to give the ladies the vapors.

Jack: How about that guy over there?

Erica: Gee, I'm sorry, I left my eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head glasses on the boat.

Jack: Ok, look, he's right behind you, two tables over, over your left shoulder.

Erica: Well, if he's not tall, blond, incredibly handsome, and mad about me, why would I care?

Jack: Good answer. Try casually urbane and absolutely riveted to our table ever since we sat down.

Erica: Are you jealous, Mr. Montgomery? Well, why don't you just show him who's boss? Lay one on me.

Jack: Again, worried about giving the ladies the vapors. Just look over your shoulder and take a look at the guy.

[When Erica turns around, a handsome older man casually averts her eyes.]

Kendall: Reggie, honey, Jack and Mom don't know. I would never do that to them on their honeymoon.

Reggie: Yeah, it's way better to blow their minds when they get back to dry land, right?

Lily: You really aren't a bad man anymore, are you?

Reggie: Wait, are you kidding me?

Lily: Sam thought Mr. Slater was bad, but we talked last night, and he said that Sam doesn't have to worry about him anymore.

Zach: I meant that.

Reggie: Wait, when did you talk to my sister?

Kendall: Hold on a second, wait a minute. You talked to Lily? This is why you're doing the whole St. Slater act?

Lily: Well, if you're married to Kendall, that would make you my brother-in-law. Now we're family. My family just keeps growing.

Reggie: Yeah, like a big, nasty fungus. You know what, Zach, you're a punk, and you're a user.

Kendall: He's a reformed punk and user.

Reggie: Lily doesn't even know -- she doesn't even know you.

Lily: Yes, I do. We had a conversation last night.

Reggie: All right, you messed with Erica down in Vegas, and then you played Bianca as soon as you get to Pine Valley. And now -- now you marry my sister?

Zach: Your sister made a decision, and I respect that. Maybe you should try.

Reggie: Kendall, do you love this chump?

Kendall: God, no. It was a business deal.

Reggie: Ok. All right, here's the plan -- we're going to find a shredder, we're going to feed it your marriage, and we're going to stuff Slater in it, too.

Greenlee: I did it. I'm the bad girl who tried to lure her own husband to bed.

Ryan: Minus birth control.

Greenlee: You busted me. I told you I'd back off. Did you roll it around in your head and get madder and madder until you just went to the doctor for permanent payback?

Ryan: I didn't do it out of anger, Greenlee, or payback or anything like that. I understood. You wanted a baby. You wanted our baby. How could I ever blame you for that?

Greenlee: Well, looks like you found a way.

Ryan: I blame me. Greenlee, I blame me, because I can't give you what you want.

Greenlee: It was never "can't" before. It was never "what I want." It was "we will have a child soon." It was "someday, I promise." Then you changed and it was "no, never." Now it's "can't." You made it so that we can't have a baby. You did that to me, to us! You got what you wanted.

Ryan: It's the way it had to be. Kids were never in our future, Greenlee. We just didn't know it yet. Ever since I left Des Moines -- before that -- ever since I was born into that family, I should never have said yes to you. I should never have given you hope.

Greenlee: Oh, now I get it. Hope is the bad guy in all this. So you killed it.

Ryan: I did it to save you. You just can't see it yet.

Greenlee: Do you even know you? Do you even have a clue?

Ryan: Better than you do, Greenlee. I live in here with a mess and a chaos that you can't even imagine, that you can't see. I know who I am. I know who I could turn into.

Greenlee: Ugh -- lies! Stuff that Jonathan fed you -- "You're tweaked, Ryan, you're twisted just like me," and then my dad had to add to it.

Ryan: Yes, Jack was right.

Greenlee: He was angry and protective. That doesn't make him right.

Ryan: It's not his fault that he was the first to see it, Greenlee, and it wasn't his fault that I asked for a divorce.

Greenlee: Oh, great! Great, you came up with it all yourself. You wanted to leave me.

Ryan: To save you and to protect you. But you said that it would kill you, and I couldn't hurt you like that.

Greenlee: But you can hurt me like this?

Ryan: I could never leave you, Greenlee, because -- because I love you too much, and I need you, so I had to find a way to be with you. I had to find a way that we wouldn't create some thing.

Greenlee: "Thing"? Our child is not an "it," he or she.

Ryan: It would never have been right. It wouldn't have been healthy, it wouldn't have been innocent.

Greenlee: My child never would have been -- because you're so -- what about me? What about me? Can you even see me? Can you even -- no! Damn it, Ryan, look at me! See me, know me! Why, Ryan? Where did it all come from?

Ryan: I had a dream.

Greenlee: Me, too, and now it's gone.

Ryan: That was before the cave. It was before the whole Lavery legacy. You were there as my mother, and you were married to my father, and you were pregnant. And my dad was hoping for a girl, but I knew that it was going to be another Jonathan or another Braden.

Greenlee: Or you?

Ryan: Or me.

Greenlee: Could you be more wrong? How could you be more caught up in that mess in your head?

Ryan: I just couldn't let that happen to you.

Greenlee: I didn't pick a man like your father. I picked a man like you. I don't drink to numb the pain like your mother. I embrace the life I have with you. You think I'd let you beat me and not slam your butt in jail? You think I'd crank out some tainted babies and let you beat them, or let them go crazy and torture the world?

Ryan: You can't control it, Greenlee. You don't know. I was there. No one wants it, no one plans it. It just happens.

Greenlee: I know me, and I know you, and I know what happened with your brothers in that cave scared the hell out of you, but it's over. They're gone.

Ryan: But I'm here. You understand? What's in them is in me, and it had to end.

Greenlee: Forget what I wanted. Forget that things change. Forget that if we had talked, if you had gotten therapy, and if you had convinced me somehow that it was the only way, there was still no rush, no reason that you had to lie to me, hide this from me. We were using birth control. Couldn't that have been enough? Why wasn't that enough?

Erica: Oh, my goodness, nobody told you?

Jack: Told me what?

Erica: Oh, Jack, you poor, sweet, naive thing. You married a celebrity. I am, as Danielle says, crazy famous.

Jack: I see. So first I'm jealous, now I'm naive?

Erica: No, first of all, you're a great, big handsome hunk. And all three together? Endearing.

Jack: Sounded like you forgot what you were going to say for a second there.

Erica: Never.

Jack: Ah.

Erica: Listen, would you take care of this?

Jack: Of course. That's what us great, big handsome hunks do. Excuse me.

Erica: Excuse me.

Dr. Greg Madden: May I help you?

Erica: I don't mean to interrupt your breakfast, but do I know you from somewhere?

Danielle: Girls live to text. We have them do our promotions for us.

Ethan: I love it. I love it. I mean, listen, when Kendall and Greenlee get back in the office, you call a meeting.

Danielle: Really, me?

Ethan: Yeah.

Danielle: By myself?

Simone: Yeah. I'm sure Mrs. Slater and Mrs. Lavery would love to be summoned.

J.R.: Oh, so they did it, huh? Kendall tied the knot with Daddy? How sweet. You get a chance to give the bride away?

Danielle: Death wish alert.

Ethan: J.R., this is a Cambias meeting, and you're not technically part of the company.

J.R.: Yeah. Yeah. Well, you know, isn't life quirky how it works? You know, you get the world by the stones, the money, consultants you can fire on a whim, and then -- bam! -- Honeymoon comes along, Mommy and Daddy Slater sipping on champagne, and they're figuring out how to rip Cambias out of your pocket while they're laughing in your face. Oh!

[Everyone laughs when Simone flings a blob of mashed potatoes at J.R.’s face.]

Reggie: You don't mess with my family and get away with it.

Kendall: Ok, he looks petrified. Can't you tell?

Lily: Kendall married you, but she doesn't love you, and you don't love her. But marrying someone you don't love is a lie. Did you convince my sister to lie?

Zach: No. We've been honest with each other so far.

Kendall: Listen, can you -- can you just give us a second? I just need some time alone, please.

Reggie: You really want me to leave you alone with this guy?

Zach: She's going to be safe, I swear.

Reggie: She better be safe, because I know where --

Kendall: Ok, listen, enough. Thank you, thank you. I love you, I appreciate this, but I can take care of this. I promise, I'll be fine. Ok? Go.

Reggie: Come on, Lily, let's go.

Zach: Wow. That's a nice family. It's got to make you feel good to know that there's other people in this world who want to kill me.

Kendall: I'm sorry.

Zach: About what?

Kendall: For yelling at you and asking for a gun and wanting to blow your brains all over the wall.

Zach: Ok, I was going to tell you about that -- in a place like this, a cleaning crew, that's going to cost you.

Kendall: It's who I am. It's the way that I get when I'm confused.

Zach: You confused now?

Kendall: Not anymore.

Kendall: Whatever you feel, your emotions are your own. We don't have that kind of marriage.

Zach: Ah, and death threats from your family -- those are my own, too, right?

Kendall: I'm over it, but I can't vouch for Reggie. I'm the new sister he wants to protect. He just doesn't know how profoundly screwed-up I am. But I can't blame you for that. I accepted your proposal. I proved that I could hurt Ethan as badly as he hurt me. And then he signed the paper. He was ready to give you his share of Cambias, but it was too late. I already signed our marriage license. So this is my fault. I did it. I'm the one to blame. It's all me.

Zach: I don't know. I think we did this together.

Kendall: Ok, see, there you go. See, this thing with you helping me out here -- no, no, this is my guilt and my blame. You can't have it.

Zach: I don't want it. No, it's all yours. But before you start banging your head on the floor, what is this all about?

Kendall: This means that I suck at love. I'm famous for it.

Zach: Yeah, you and me both. So what do we do now?

Ethan: Wonderful to have a champion, especially one with such a beautiful, soft hands.

Simone: Oh, thank you.

J.R.: Yeah. I'm sure your shareholders would be impressed.

Ethan: You know, if you want to handle this like a man, J.R., we can take this outside.

J.R.: Yeah, that's fine with me as long as silky hair here stays right here.

Simone: Come on, boy fight, let's go. Wait.

J.R.: You know, you ooze cocky even though your world's falling to dirt. I admire that in a friend. But with you, it's just -- it's just hysterical, really. You know, you got all huffed-up when I slept with Kendall. You wanted to fire me, you wanted to buy me off. And then Jack and -- I'm sorry, what are you going to call her? "Auntie Kendall," or you going to go straight for "Mommy"? Anyway, either way, they're going to rip your billion-dollar legacy right out from under you before you can file bankruptcy, and your stepmonster, my friend Kendall, will hand Chandler back to me, per our conversation right after she said, "Oh, God, that was so good." Oh!

[J.R. crumbles to the floor after Ethan punches him in the stomach.]

Amanda: You're a stranger, ok? Nobody knows you, and all you do is you wipe baby butts all day. So how would you know anything about me or my mother?

Di: I take care of Little Adam. That means I can't sit by and let you hurt his father.

Amanda: You threatening me?

Di: Is this the cutest thing or what?

[Leaves rustle]

Di: Come out already before a bug crawls up your pants.

David: Shh! Keep your voice down.

Di: Oh, that's good -- advice from the guy who hides in the bushes at his enemy's house. Did they revoke your brains when they revoked your license?

David: All right, yes, I know it was a risky move, but I had to come. I have big news.

Ryan: You're a force, Greenlee. You're unstoppable. Nobody fights for what they want like you do.

Greenlee: I said I wouldn't try and trick you again.

Ryan: And even if you meant that --

Greenlee: All of this is to protect yourself from your conniving wife?

Ryan: Mistakes happen.

Greenlee: Mistakes?

Ryan: Yes. I grew up, and I called them "brother." I couldn't take that chance.

Greenlee: You based this decision on some ugly nightmare instead of on us.

Ryan: It's always been about us, Greenlee. I love you. You're my wife. I want to be with you always. I want to be able to hold you, I want to be able to make love to you without fear.

Greenlee: I'm not afraid.

Ryan: People still have incredible lives without kids. We can still have a -- a great life. People do it all the time. One of us could have been infertile, Greenlee. You are all that I need.

Greenlee: You don't know that. You don't know how you'll feel ten years from now, ten days from now.

Ryan: I know how I'll feel. No more evil will come from my blood.

Greenlee: Evil? You think I fight hard? No one fights harder than you. You made yourself into a good and honorable man, and you threw that all away. You didn't just cheat me. You cheated yourself. You cheated a child out of a great father. You cheated the future out of our son, who could have been as wonderful as you, who could have changed the world. You took that away. And I want it back.

Erica: I seem to have startled you. I'm sorry. I just thought maybe we had met somewhere.

Dr. Greg Madden: Oh, no. Miss Kane, you are very famous. I am not.

Erica: Well, some of the best people aren't, Mr.?

Greg: I'm sorry, was I staring at you? I'm so terribly sorry. It's just not every day that one spots celebrity over coffee and croissants.

Erica: I see.

Greg: I hope I didn't upset you.

Erica: No, no, not at all. But are you sure that --

Greg: We've met before? No, certainly not. I would remember that -- and I will.

Erica: Well, then I'll leave you to your coffee and croissant, and you have a lovely day.

Greg: Thank you very much.

Jack: Well, you certainly gave him your Erica Kane, star-quality smile.

Erica: Well, he's a fan. That's my job.

Jack: Sweetheart, you're on your honeymoon. Your job is to just fawn over your beloved.

Erica: Oh. I think this purse is just divine, don't you?

Jack: Yeah, it's nice. Shall we?

Di: Well, whatever it is, call my cell phone. Let's meet later. Let's just not do this now, ok?

David: Now. It has to be now. Tad has followed my bread crumbs all the way to Germany.

Di: So what's next after Tad and your bread crumbs?

David: That's your cue. Time for you to shine, honey. You're about to be Dixie.

Kendall: We took our vows. We made a deal.

Zach: Well, deals can be broken -- now, if you'd like.

Kendall: Yeah, but what about your gaming licenses? I was supposed to get them back for you.

Zach: No, I have a whole list of back-up wives. Wish your mom were available. I kind of got a thing for her.

Kendall: Ok, great. Well, so much for being irreplaceable.

Zach: Is that what you want?

Kendall: From you?

Zach: From anybody.

Kendall: Bianca warned me that I would never find the love of my life in you. But let's say that I did. I mean, how long till I screwed it up? Six months at the longest?

Zach: You beat me by five.

Kendall: See, marriage to you has an upside. I can live like regular folks -- no love, some kicks on the side.

Zach: You're such a romantic.

Kendall: Hmm.

Zach: So what are you saying?

Kendall: I'm saying the deal still stands, ‘till big, honking divorce do us part.

Greenlee: He would have saved you -- or she -- our baby. Our child would have been your salvation. I know it in my heart, Ryan.

Ryan: To watch you hold our child, to watch you love, rear, nourish, and cherish, and know some day, somehow that child would turn into Jonathan or Braden, to look into your eyes and to see my reflection, but not me -- my father, in full rage, fist raised --

Greenlee: It would never happen.

Ryan: Not now because I did the right thing.

[Picking up her little purse, Greenlee storms out.]

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

J.R. (to Jamie): I asked Brooke to meet me down here.

Brooke (to Jamie): This is not an ambush.

Kendall (to Ryan): Greenlee's gone, you want to find someone to blame, look in the mirror.

Greenlee (to Maria): I want to see the man who wrecked my life. Get him down here now!

David (to Di): Get back to the Chandlers' before your ex-husband Tad drops in for his visit.

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