AMC Transcript Thursday 9/15/05

All My Children Transcript Thursday 9/15/05

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Erica: I had forgotten how hot those lights can be.

Woman: Nothing would glow, Ms. Kane. You're a knockout.

Erica: Thank you. Reggie.

Reggie: Oh, I'm so sorry I'm late. The game went in overtime.

Erica: Oh, that's ok. I'm just so glad you're here!

Reggie: Me, too. Where else would your number one fan be?

Erica: Oh, you know what? The second half is about to start. You are going to love this next segment.

Reggie: Best of luck.

Erica: Thanks.

Josh: Five, four, three, two --

[Applause]

Erica: Oh, that's my cue, ok?

Reggie: I'll see you.

[Music plays]

Erin: What if Jonathan does come back to us? I mean, technically, he committed those crimes, but it's not like it was him. I mean, it wasn't a choice.

Ryan: Should he be legally responsible?

Erin: He shouldn't be. That tumor totally screwed up his sense of right and wrong. Jonathan should be allowed to start his life over.

Ryan: Should be?

Erin: Like you. You could go back to Greenlee and tell her she was right.

Greenlee: You'll never understand.

Zach: Never understand what? How two seemingly intelligent women would jump at the chance to wreck their lives and wreck a little kid's life in the process? No, I don't understand.

Greenlee: Well, you don't have to. Forget about it.

Zach: Get a surrogate. Talk to an agency. Get someone who wants to do this for the right reasons.

Kendall: I don't have any wrong reasons, thank you.

Zach: You will be carrying Ryan Lavery’s baby. And you don't think that's going to be some emotional roller coaster for you? You're not facing reality. Come on.

Greenlee: It's ok, Kendall, I understand.

Kendall: I can't.

Erin: You're not Patrick Lavery incarnate. You're the Ryan that she said you were. You just -- you got so caught up in all this sick family stuff that you just sort of self-destructed.

Ryan: I did self-destruct. Yeah, you're right. But I am dead to Greenlee. I'm dead to everyone. I mean, what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to pop back into town and say "You know what? I'm really sorry about all the grieving and all the yelling, and all that stuff, but my bad. I was wrong. The whole, like, Lavery curse thing -- it's not real. I mean, it happens to be a tumor the size of a golf ball."

Erin: Or not.

Ryan: When Greenlee told me she was pregnant and she was having my child, I had to die. I couldn't possibly raise a child.

Erin: Yeah, me, neither. Oh, maybe you're doing the right thing after all.

Kendall: I can't let some stranger who isn't connected and doesn't care do this. So come on, Greenlee. Let's go harvest those Grade-A eggs of yours.

Greenlee: Are you sure?

Kendall: We've got a baby to grow. Come on. Get a hobby or something.

Zach: "New Beginnings" –

[Cheers]

Erica: New York is not only defined by its culture, but also by its sports, where every game, every inning can mean a new beginning.

["Take Me Out to the Ballgame" plays]

Erica's voice: Erica Kane at Yankee Stadium.

[Cheers]

Erica: I had my own private visit to the mound of one of the newest Yankee pitchers, Al Leiter. I have this new show called "New Beginnings."

Al: I heard about it.

Erica: Oh, you did? That's great.

Al: Very exciting stuff for you.

Erica: Very exciting stuff. And I just thought you'd be a fabulous guest for the very first show. And you pitched your first professional game here? Yankee Stadium?

Al: I did. First Major League game was here at Yankee Stadium. And now for it to come full circle back to a new beginning.

Erica: The new beginning. Can you teach me how to throw a ball?

Al: Curve ball -- a slider -- fast ball -- at the end -- cut it.

Erica: Oh.

Al: So you'll see the ball. It looks like a fastball to the hitter. And then at the end, it just cuts.

Erica: Wow.

Al: See that's --

Erica: And this is over 100 miles an hour that you're doing this?

Al: Jeez, I wish.

Erica: Well, it looks it.

Al: No, I'm only -- I'm only throwing about 88. What time is it? Time out. Yeah, there you go. Now throw. Excellent. Should I say I'm surprised? But I shouldn't be surprised, right? Erica can do an awful lot.

Erica: In high heels. Al, really, thank you for everything. Thank you. It has been so much fun. Thank you.

Erica's voice: One of New York’s biggest sports aficionados is former mayor David Dinkins.

Erica: Mayor Dinkins, it is just a privilege for us to have you on this brand-new show, "New Beginnings." I thank you so much.

David: It's my privilege.

Erica: Thank you very much. And I see that you are dressed in very natty sports attire. You still playing a lot of tennis?

David: Oh, yeah.

Erica: And your involvement with charity is just legendary.

David: My favorite all-time thing is perhaps the New York Junior Tennis League, which provides free tennis instruction for 170,000 kids in a single year. This Junior Tennis League, though, is so important for kids. My real interest is literally millions of youngsters over time, nationwide, who simply become better citizens through tennis. And so --

Erica: And learn sportsmanship.

David: Oh, they learn --

Erica: Self-confidence, I would think.

David: Exactly. Tennis is just a wonderful sport for people of all ages. And I am here to demonstrate that all folks can play.

All: We love New York!

Erica: From tennis court to basketball court, all-time great New York Knick Allan Houston. So I came dressed for the occasion, Allan.

Allan: You look great.

Erica: Thank you.

Woman: Good to see you.

Erica: Oh, good to see you. Thank you. Got Allan’s jersey on.

Boy: Daddy?

Allan: Huh?

Boy: Daddy?

Erica: Somebody's talking to you.

Allan: What? What do you see? What is that?

Erica: You see your daddy up there.

Allan: Who is that? Who is that?

Allan's son: You.

Allan: Did I make that shot or miss it?

Allan's son: You made it?

Erica: What a good son you are. I mean, it is so clear standing here with you and your son, Allan, this is a new beginning all the way around. Your dad -- you said you learned to walk on a basketball court.

Allan: Yeah. My father taught me the game, because I was always around his players. He coached college basketball --

Erica: Mm-hmm.

Allan: At the University of Louisville. You know, I can kind of pass down the same thing that my father passed down to me. Just the lessons -- not just basketball, but the lessons of life.

Erica: That's what I was thinking, too.

Allan: Yeah. So that's the reason why we -- at our foundation -- Allan Houston Foundation -- we host a father-son basketball retreat every summer over the weekend. And we have fathers and sons come together and participate in basketball and --

Erica: Oh, I love that idea.

Allan: Sports and life skills. And we've had a couple of kids really say it had changed their life, so it's a blessing. It really is. Thanks for having me on your show.

Erica: A pleasure to see you at "New Beginnings."

Allan: Oh, yeah. Yeah.

Erica: And, Allan, thanks for being on "New Beginnings." This is great.

[Music plays]

Erica: That's it. We're here. I'm on my way to interview Tiki Barber of the New York Giants. Thank you so much, Tiki, for letting me come into your -- oh, my goodness. What a beautiful trophy case.

Tiki: This is really my wife's doing. She did all of it. Came out phenomenally. There's a lot of game balls from previous seasons and trophies and -- my brother plays for the Buccaneers and has a Super Bowl ring yet -- that's what I'm saving a space for.

Erica: You have a very glamorous apartment.

Tiki: She did it all. I can't take any credit.

Ginny: We have a friend who's an artist who we worked with before. And we sent her to the stadium, to Giants Stadium. And she took pictures, and she sort of replicated that and made it more personal on his wall.

Erica: Oh, how great.

Ginny: So there is our family, our friend. And every night before he goes to bed, he points them out and says good night to them.

Erica: You know what I wanted to hear about, too? The Children's Miracle Network. Tell me about that.

Tiki: I met this little girl. Her name was Jade. And I was just going to the telethon, and I was going to leave. But Jade started playing the harp. And she was beautiful. She has muscular dystrophy. And started up a golf tournament in Baltusrol, where the players’ championship is.

Erica: Sure.

Tiki: And every year, we go to the -- we have this big tournament and raise a lot of money for Children's Miracle Network. And it's fulfilling for me.

Erica: So you're about to begin a brand-new season. A beautiful home --

Tiki: Yeah.

Erica: New family --

Tiki: Yeah.

Erica: Beautiful young children. I mean, this is -- talk about perfect for my new show, "New Beginnings."

Tiki: Absolutely. There's a lot of new beginnings.

[Music plays]

[Applause]

[Music ends]

Erica: We'll be right back.

[Cheers]

Greenlee: Shouldn't we have some sort of harvest celebration?

Kendall: A fertility festival?

Greenlee: We can have a harvest moon theme.

Kendall: Well, actually, you can give us one right now if we just open the back of that lovely paper creation.

Hazel: Dr. Madden will be right in.

Greenlee: Got anything stronger?

Hazel: You do your job, I'll do mine. Once we start, you won't feel a thing.

Greenlee: I'm completely awake and alert. That's not how it's supposed to be. Dr. Madden, I think something's wrong.

Greg: You're a little nervous. That's not unusual for a procedure like this.

Kendall: Yeah, you can't turn into a chicken. You're not going to lay the eggs. He's going to go in for them.

Greg: You have to try to relax, Greenlee. Hazel, start the drip.

Greenlee: No!

Kendall: Hmm.

Greenlee: Oh, no, that -- that thing -- is that it?

Greg: I guarantee you're not going to feel or remember anything. Would you excuse us for a few minutes?

Greenlee: Don't leave me.

Kendall: You'll be fine.

Greg: Relax, Greenlee. Now, have you been considering any baby names?

Greenlee: I know what you're trying to do. You're trying to distract me, make me think about something else, then you're going to jab me with that thing, but it's not going to work. I'm feel-- I'm feeling so good.

Erin: Jonathan will be out of surgery soon.

Ryan: You know, you're going to wear those out before he gets back.

Erin: Well, I was -- I was just thinking about how Dad used to buy me all those dolls. You know, my friends would arrange theirs on their bed and around their rooms. I'd throw mine in the closet. You know, that whole Mom thing -- I don't have it, and I don't want it, I don't miss it. I can't fathom ever saying hello to a stork.

Ryan: You know what you want, and you know what you don't want. You are so far ahead of most people.

Erin: Hmm.

Man: Oh, my God. Ryan Lavery? Why the hell does the whole world think you're dead?

[Applause]

Erica: So far, we've seen some incredible success stories. But new beginnings are not without their challenges.

[Music plays]

Erica's voice: The key is how you handle the challenge. I met up with a small roadblock on my location shoot and took it on New York City style.

Woman: Thank you for calling New York City 311, Elizabeth speaking. How may I help you?

Erica: Yes, hello, 311, this is Erica Kane. I'm here in New York. I'm here to launch my new talk show. And I've lost my agenda.

Elizabeth: Ok. I can help you with that. Would you happen to know where you had it last?

Erica: I believe I left it in the taxi.

Erica's voice: With a little bit of information, my new friends at 311 were on the job. I hope they find my agenda. Another former mayor is waiting for me.

Erica: Well, Mayor Koch, the first thing I have to ask you is, how am I doing?

Ed: You're doing terrific and so am I. Both the oldest and the newest part of New York City. The newest part is called Battery Park City. And that's all of this, and it's outstanding.

Erica: Outstanding.

Ed: And we are just a stone's throw from Wall Street, which is the oldest part of the city. So it's a really unique area.

Erica: Unique area, and you have seen a lot of new beginnings, I'm sure, in this city.

Ed: I have.

Erica: You get that feeling walking around the streets of New York.

Ed: Right. And if you had a little time, I could take you over to Chinatown.

Erica: Oh, I would love that. I really would love that.

Ed: Right. We have Little Italy, and Mass is said in this city in 23 different languages every morning.

Erica: That's partly why I love New York so much, and I had to get out of Pine Valley and come to New York because there's so much diversity here.

Ed: Everybody comes to New York who wants to make it. In the words of Frank Sinatra, if they can make here, they can make it anywhere.

Erica: And many of them came through not too far from here. I see the Statue of Liberty.

Ed: Yes, Statue of Liberty.

Erica: Ellis Island.

Ed: And Ellis Island. A very special city. It changes from place to place. And there isn't an area that isn't distinct and doesn't have its own story. We're so lucky to live here. And we --

Erica: So lucky.

Ed: I mean, every night, figuratively, I get down on my knees and I thank God that I was born here.

Erica: I thank you so much for sharing your incredible insights with us from your vantage point, Mayor Koch. Thank you so much.

Ed: Could I give you a kiss?

Erica: Please.

Erica's voice: Mayor Koch is one of the more famous born-and-bred New Yorkers, but there are future superstars born here every day, including today.

Erica: Oh, Dr. Silverstein, it is a pleasure to meet you. And talk about new beginnings, you are here surrounded by new beginnings --

Dr. Silverstein: I certainly am.

Erica: All the time. And I understand you are somebody who has made some new beginnings for yourself. This is not your first career, being an Ob-Gyn.

Dr. Silverstein: Sure. No, I was a high school teacher for 10 years before I went into medical school. It's an enormous thrill delivering babies.

Erica: Oh, it must be.

Dr. Silverstein: Very gratifying.

Erica: It must be. New lives beginning, and these babies are so beautiful. Oh, she is such a beautiful baby. Oh, my goodness. Grand new beginning here. And I understand this was a difficult pregnancy?

Woman: It had its challenges. Yeah.

Erica: But you certainly met them.

Woman: We made it. Yep.

Erica: Yes, you did.

Dr. Silverstein: I think this is the best new beginning.

Erica's voice: Dr. Silverstein has had three precious new beginnings of his own.

Erica: And I hear that there is some ballroom dancing going on in your house.

Dr. Silverstein: The two younger ones are in the elementary school program where they're learning ballroom dancing.

Erica: Oh, how great.

Dr. Silverstein: Sometime this fall, they're going to teach their mom and dad how to do it, as well.

Erica: Oh, I love that. A doctor who dances.

[Dance music plays]

Erica: Oh, my --

Woman: Erica Kane.

Erica: I'm so happy to see you here!

Woman: Oh, my goodness. It's a pleasure.

Erica: And your wonderful children. Oh, my goodness, the whole country's loving to see you dance. Thank you for agreeing to be on my new show on "New Beginnings."

Woman: Wow.

Erica: And this is a new beginning for me, because I have never danced the merengue, right?

Woman: The merengue -- you know where the merengue comes from?

Erica: No, I don't.

Woman: The merengue comes from the Dominican Republic.

Erica: Aha.

Woman: And we're all from the Dominican Republic. We live in Washington Heights, also, which is a section of New York City. In New York City, everywhere you go -- every corner -- you will hear the merengue. They love their music.

Erica: I'm sure. And you're teaching a whole new generation --

Woman: Yes.

Erica: This kind of wonderful dancing. And touch dancing?

Woman: Yes.

Erica: And has this been a new beginning for you, too?

Woman: Oh, it is a new beginning.

Erica: This great success with your children.

Woman: Meeting you, Erica? It's a beginning in itself.

Erica: I didn't mean to interrupt. I was having such a good time watching you.

Woman: No, but, you know, everybody that comes into my dance class has to dance.

Erica: Does that mean me, too?

Woman: It means you, too.

Erica: Oh, lucky me.

Woman: Are you ready to merengue?

Erica: I'm ready to merengue.

Woman: Ok, so let's go. Side together. Beautiful. And a one, two, three, four, five, six -- girl turns, and one, two, three, four, five, six -- meet your partner. One, two, three, four, five, six. The boy -- hmm, hmm, hmm.

Erica: We'll all be dancing the merengue in Pine Valley.

Elizabeth: Hello, Ms. Kane. It's Elizabeth from New York City 311. We've located your datebook.

Erica: You have? Really? That's amazing.

Erica's voice: Just in time. I'm off to an event at Gracie Mansion.

[Music plays]

Erica's voice: I've met with three of New York’s distinguished former mayors.

Michael: Welcome to Gracie Mansion.

Erica's voice: Now I get to meet Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city's current mayor, who helped make my production week a breeze.

Michael: Erica.

Erica: Hello. Oh, Mayor Bloomberg -- so wonderful to see you.

Michael: Great to see you. Come on over.

Erica: Thank you.

Michael: We'll go sit down.

Erica: Great. Thank you so much for being on my first show of "New Beginnings."

Michael: I am thrilled.

Erica: Here at Gracie mansion -- very exciting.

Michael: Well, it is exciting, and we're thrilled to have you.

Erica: I had to see you in person to thank you in person. We have been shooting all over this amazing city, and you made it so easy, with your "Made in New York" initiative.

Michael: This is where the best labor force is. This is where the venues you need are. This is where the people that you want to interview want to live.

Erica: I have been on such a big schedule in order to have the -- you know, the pleasure of meeting everybody.

Michael: Yeah.

Erica: I lost my agenda --

Michael: Uh-oh.

Erica: Today. I lost it.

Michael: And?

Erica: And I happen to see on the back of a cab this 311 number. They answered immediately, and they found my agenda.

Michael: What language did you talk to them in? Because they speak 170 different languages.

Erica: You are doing such a great job in this city. You've done so much for --

Michael: You and my mother think so.

Erica: I am in awe, and I thank you so much.

Michael: Thank you. We have something for you, though.

Erica: You do?

Michael: Hiding right here. This is a T-shirt for you to wear, and you can wear it on your show.

Erica: Oh, I am so flattered --

Michael: Enjoy.

Erica: And so honored. I will. Thank you so much.

Michael: Oh, you're welcome.

Erica: It's fun to be Erica Kane.

Michael: All the best.

Erica: Thank you. And to you.

[Cheers]

Erica: Oh, thank you. Thank you so much for joining me on our maiden voyage. And next time, we may guide you to your new beginning.

[Music plays]

[Cheers]

Erica: Oh! Thank you, thank you! Oh! Thank you so much! Thank you. Oh. Thank you. You are the best. Oh, thank you!

Greenlee: Don't let them start. I still have complete sensation. And I -- ow!

Kendall: Hmm. Yep, she's back.

Greenlee: I know it's going to hurt, and I -- what? Back? Back who? Who's back? What?

Hazel: You, from the twilight zone.

Greenlee: Very funny. If I feel any pain, I'll personally sue you, Hazel.

Hazel: Dr. Madden, she's fully cognizant and threatening lawsuits. My job is done.

[Greg laughs]

Greenlee: It's really over?

Kendall: Yeah -- and successful, right, Dr. Madden?

Greg: Yes, it looks like we probably got more than a dozen.

Greenlee: 12? 12? If you -- if you fertilize all 12 --

Kendall: Yeah, who’s going to carry them? Not this girl.

Greg: None of you ladies has to worry about that. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to complete the procedure.

Greenlee: Definitely. A dozen?

Kendall: Yeah, it's wonderful, weird science.

Greenlee: We're going to have a baby.

Zach: Hey. Excuse me. Hope I didn't keep you waiting long.

Myrtle: I took the liberty of ordering.

Zach: Scotch. Lovely. I don't know if this will fix it.

Myrtle: That sounds serious.

Zach: You're the only honest woman I know.

Myrtle: Oh, thank you.

Zach: Well, you are. And I know you can keep a secret.

Myrtle: Yeah, it's a full-time job in this town. I know lots of them. I don't tell. But -- oh, there was one. No. No, forget it, no. No, I'm a vault. But I know some doozies.

Zach: I know you do. Well, this is a capper. Kendall is planning on carrying Ryan and Greenlee’s baby.

Myrtle: Greenlee's egg, Ryan’s sperm, and Kendall’s womb?

Zach: Yeah.

Myrtle: Oh, that -- are they mad?

Zach: Well, what is it with Ryan Lavery? Why does everyone in this town want to erect a shrine to this guy?

Ryan: I'm definitely not the guy that you're looking for --

Man: No, I never forget a face, especially one that snaked me for major bucks.

Erin: Listen, my brother said he doesn't know you, ok?

Man: Your brother had a different name back then. Will Walsh. But that mug -- oh, I never forget a face. Not one like that. Nice obituary, Lavery -- it's a good picture. Imagine my surprise -- "Ryan Lavery, erstwhile Cambias heir." It's nothing but a two-bit con. So what's the scam this time? Must be pretty big, playing dead.

Erin: There's no scam!

Man: Not anymore. I'm blowing the whistle, chump. I'm calling the press and the cops. Hell, I might even take out a billboard -- "Ryan Lavery lives."

Ryan: Hey, whoa -- hey, hey, whoa, whoa. I honestly had no idea what you're talking -- you got it all wrong.

Man: I'm so right it hurts. Get out of my way.

Erin: Please -- please. Ok, whatever -- whatever my brother did in the past, we've got a relative who's in surgery. He's got a tumor in his brain, and he might not live.

Man: Hmm. The world sucks all over. But this -- this is better than winning the lottery. I play it right, I can make a mint. How I turned Lavery into Lazarus -- you know, talk shows, a book. Maybe a TV movie.

Ryan: You got it all figured out, don't you? He's right. I conned him out of a truckload of cash.

Erin: Bob -- Bob, what are you doing?

Ryan: No, it's ok. It's all right, it's all right. You know what? It actually felt pretty good. You know why? Because he's trash.

Man: What? A con with a conscience, huh? It's original. Is this part of the new grift?

Ryan: There is no grift.

Man: Oh, come on. I read about your rich widow. She's a real looker. Is she part of the scam? Did she cash in the insurance policy? Split it with you?

Ryan: You leave her out of this.

Man: Oh, so that's it? The little woman really thinks she's a widow. Oh, God -- what would she do if she found out you were alive?

Greenlee: Isn't it surreal? Halfway across town, my little birds are going to meet Ryan’s little bees.

Kendall: It's a good thing I drove. You're still under the influence.

Greenlee: No. Just picturing 12 little Rys and Ryettes.

Kendall: Ok, one will be fine, thank you. Now, why don't you go sit on the couch. I'll get you some of those cookies that you like.

Greenlee: Oh, I should be spoiling you.

Kendall: We've got nine months for that.

[Phone rings]

Kendall: Ok, relax, put your feet up. I will take care of this. Hello. No, it's not. Hell, no, she doesn't want to talk to you. Why would she?

Greenlee: Who is it?

Kendall: I don't want to hear how sorry you are, Mary. Your daughter's husband died. And where are you? You're off traipsing around Europe. I mean, I don't understand. What kind of a mother are you? Yes. Yes, I understand. People deal with grief in their own way. But you know what? Trolling around for boys doesn't count. No, there's no way she wants to talk to you. Oh, really? You don't believe me? Ok. Slam it down as hard as you can. Even better, let her have it, both barrels.

Greenlee: Hi, Mom. I'm glad you called. I've missed you.

Jack: Here she is, the new queen of TV talk land.

Erica: Oh, you liked it?

Jack: I loved it. You charmed your guests. You had -- you know, the audience were in the palm of your hand. It was wonderful.

Val: Guys and dolls, it is official. We're a hit. Online critics, chatrooms, blogs -- "New Beginnings" is breakout talk TV.

Erica: Oh, yes!

Man: Whoo!

Erica: Whoo-hoo!

Jack: This means those ratings will be going through the roof.

Erica: Oh.

Lily: Dad, numbers can't go through buildings. But if Erica’s show received all positive comments from Val's random selection of online viewers, then it's likely that the numbers will be high, too.

Reggie: Well, I could have told you that.

Lily: Well, we have to ask Val exactly who the reviewers were to find a more accurate estimate of Erica’s target demographic, which would be women age 18 to 34, right?

Erica: Oh, just as long as I'm a hit with one woman aged 17.

[Jack laughs]

Reggie: Don't forget your number one fan. Look, you ever need a sidekick, you let me know, ok?

[Jack laughs]

Reggie: I'll be cool with that. Maybe get a fan club and some groupies.

Erica: Oh, you've already got a fan club.

Lily: What's a groupie?

Val: Erica, you have to see this.

Erica: Ok!

Jack: Yes, indeed. What is a groupie? Maybe you'd like to handle that question yourself, Reggie.

Reggie: You know all this talking about TV and stuff like that --

Jack: Yes?

Reggie: Is making me thirsty, so I'm going to go get something to drink.

Jack: Yeah, you go get something to drink. Yes, well, Lily --

Danielle: Hi, Reggie.

Reggie: You know Josh is in the studio, right?

Danielle: I came to see you.

Erica: Everybody, listen up! It is official. We are a hit! I mean, "pure magic," they're saying. Oh -- and it's all because of each and every one of you, because of your enormous talents and your enormous efforts -- and mine!

Val: Yes.

Erica: Yes! We're a hit! And it just goes to prove that new beginnings can happen anywhere at any time.

Val: That's right.

Erica: Yes!

Zach: Kendall is willing to sacrifice her health and what is left of her emotional stability for what? For Ryan? What inspires this kind of loyalty?

Myrtle: Are you concerned about Ryan’s fans or just about your wife?

Zach: It's -- he's caused a lot of damage. And not just with his temper and the fight club. He was about to go after Greenlee when he went off the cliff.

Myrtle: No, you’re wrong. You’re wrong. No, he’s a good decent fellow -- was -- until his brother came to town and tied him in knots.

Zach: All right, what if I’m not wrong? Ryan was very dangerous and these women are going out of their way to bring this child into the world, and it's the last thing he wanted.

Myrtle: This is more words that I've heard from you since the day we met. But I don't hear any answers. Can you tell me, really, why you're so against this baby? And why you're against letting me know?

Ryan: Yes, I'm still alive, and you are still a con, Henson. You still using the name "Henson"?

Henson: Don't go away. Cops will want to talk to you.

Ryan: Hey, just out of curiosity -- what are you doing here?

Erin: Oh -- sick family? It couldn't be friends. You don’t seem like the type.

Ryan: Doesn't look any sicker than usual. He's got his cheap suit, he's got his briefcase. My man here has got it going on!

Erin: Hmm.

Henson: Only thing going on is me turning you in -- for fun and, you know, for profit.

Ryan: I see.

Henson: Hey, that’s confidential.

Ryan: Just taking a quick peek.

Erin: What's this?

Ryan: Let's just look and see what – I see. Selling health insurance to patients, cash up, lots of cash. Wow. I bet you leave out the part about the lousy coverage and the high premiums. Hey, is that legit?

Henson: I don't have to answer to you.

Ryan: You don't need to. You're preying on the sick and the poor. Man, you ought to feel good about yourself. You know what? The press loves this stuff. Hey, Erin, go call the cops for me, huh?

Erin: Oh.

Ryan: Will you real quick?

Henson: You can't prove anything.

Ryan: I don't need to prove anything. The cops just get a little whiff of this, talk to a couple of your clients, and then you'll be finished.

Henson: Get off my back.

Ryan: Here's the deal. You stay out of my life. I stay out of yours. You try to bring me back from the dead, and I will bust you so hard, you will be taking showers with a dozen guys for the next 5 to 10.

Henson: The hell with it. Your wife's probably better off without you.

Erin: Oh! Oh, I think my heart stopped there for a second or two.

Ryan: What, you mean that guy? Come on, that guy couldn't have pulled it off. He's a coward.

Erin: Oh -- you, though, you were awesome

Ryan: I wouldn't call that awesome. I just -- I know the buttons. These guys are all the same. Just because we handled this idiot doesn't mean our problems are over. To be honest, they could be just beginning.

Greenlee: I'll see you the next time you're back in the States. I'd like that. You, too.

Kendall: Ok, all right, I'm calling Dr. Madden. Those drugs should have definitely worn off by now.

Greenlee: I'm totally rational.

Kendall: What happened to the "Where the hell have you been" speech? Oh. Ok, I get it. You lured old mare into a state of calm, and just when she's doing well, you're going to drop the whole Grandma bomb and Mary goes splat.

Greenlee: I was about to let her have it, but all of the sudden, I saw myself in her shoes. I was facing off of my own feisty, angry, grown daughter. Suddenly it wasn't so easy. And it had to take some courage for her to even call, knowing there's me on the other end of the line -- always mad at her, always in her face.

Kendall: Yeah, well, Mary deserves it. She's been a terrible mother. I mean, every single time you need her, she's holed up with some gigolo on the other side of the world.

Greenlee: She's got zero parenting skills, but she tries. She gives as much as she can.

Kendall: Yeah, it's a whole lot of nothing.

Greenlee: One thing she has given me -- an example of how not to be a mother. This new little Lavery will always come first, no matter what.

Kendall: Yeah, well, you pull a Mary Smythe move, I'll kick it out of you. I mean, not that even you can be as selfish as Mary.

Greenlee: I've been pretty hard on her, but my mother's had a pretty pathetic life. She married Roger for stability and maybe a little happiness. She got nothing. At least I got to be happy, for a little while. I have a confession to make. I hope it doesn't change everything.

Jack: To a woman whose grace and intelligence and tenacity inspire us all daily to find our own new beginnings.

Erica: Oh, yes!

Jack: To you, sweetheart.

Val: Brava, Erica.

Erica: Cheers, cheers!

Jack: Come here, you.

Man: All right!

Jack: I'm so proud of you.

Erica: Thank you.

Jack: All of you, go find something to do, will you, please?

[Laughter]

Reggie: You know, the last time I checked, we didn't have anything to talk about.

Danielle: I get that I'm the last person you want to deal with right now, but I'm going through a serious, serious mess, and I don't know what to do. And I know that you're really good at solving --

Reggie: But I wasn't good enough, right?

Danielle: If we could just talk --

Reggie: We can't talk about anything.

Lily: Reggie, Dani looked so sad. What did you say to her?

Reggie: It doesn't matter. Ok? We're history. And not the kind they teach you in school.

Lily: I don't think so. When Danielle first walked up to you, your face was like --

Reggie: It was not, Lily.

Lily: It was. I'm great at life skills. I know what that means. It means you still like Danielle.

Reggie: Life's more complicated than the things they teach you in school.

Lily: I know. That's why I paid extra attention -- to get it right. I know that you miss Danielle and she misses you.

Reggie: Where are you getting this stuff from?

Lily: Reggie, your routine has changed. In the morning, you take five less minutes to pick out what you're wearing and three less minutes to do your hair. And you no longer go into the bathroom and look in front of the mirror like --

Reggie: Oh, I so do not do that.

Lily: Well, not anymore. But if Danielle was your girlfriend again, you would.

Ryan: If I'm going to pull this off, I can't afford any more reunions.

Erin: Who knew being dead would be so much work? Unless, you know, you do want to try that whole Lazarus thing.

Ryan: I stay dead. It's the only way. I just got to keep my eyes open. It'll be all right.

Erin: Well, what about that guy who called my place, though? He knows you're alive.

Ryan: Slater? No, Slater’s not going to be a problem. He hates me. He wants me dead. Believe me, there's no chance he'll say a word.

Zach: I just don't understand all this devotion to Lavery, that's all.

Myrtle: I'm still waiting to hear what you haven't said. Now, if you want to hold it, that's your choice. But to just get this all worked out, you owe it to the girls to tell them the truth before they go too far.

Kendall: Come on, just tell me already.

Greenlee: When I married Ryan, I loved him. I told you I didn’t. I swore up and down it was about the Cambias stock, but I lied. I didn't care about the company. I wanted Ryan.

Kendall: And you got him.

Greenlee: I hope this doesn't change your mind about the surrogacy.

Kendall: That's it? That's your big confession? You loved Ryan? Like I didn't know that since wedding day one? Please, we are so past it. Here.

Greenlee: You sure?

Kendall: I've gotten even a million times over since then. Right now we look forward. And the only thing we focus on is you, me, and this baby.

Greenlee: Thank you.

Kendall: And we're locked in. We are really locked into this. And no matter what people say, think, or do --

Greenlee: Zach --

Kendall: Forget I said it.

Greenlee: I said it, you didn’t.

Kendall: Ok, well, it's nothing for you to worry about.

Greenlee: My eggs are already harvested, so I can take whatever you dish out. Spill.

Kendall: Wouldn't it just be great if -- I just wish that Zach wasn't so totally against me having this baby.

Greenlee: And why do we care so much?

Kendall: We just do.

Zach: I have a very good reason why Greenlee and Kendall shouldn't go through with this pregnancy, but I don't tell them, because I think it would only make things worse.

Myrtle: Well, then, for heaven's sake, do something if it's that bad. Either -- either tell them the truth or stand behind them. Anything -- anything less is unfair to those girls. And I think it's unworthy of the man that I know you are.

Zach: Well, you're right about one thing. Can't leave it the way it is now. I got to go. I got to do a few things. Thanks for the drink.

Myrtle: Hey -- is that another secret you want to share?

Zach: Uh-uh. Would only spoil the fun, wouldn't it?

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

Garret (to Danielle): You like?

Kendall (to Zach): What's with the bubbles?

Zach: You busy?

J.R. (to Babe): I think you're gaming me. Are you?

Di (to Del): If I can't be Dixie, I might as well be dead.

Tad: "Please open in the event of my death or disappearance."

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