All My Children Update Wednesday 5/28/03
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Maggie is in her dorm room, ripping posters off her wall. While shes furiously packing up, Bianca comes in. She asks whats going on, and whether shes really being expelled. Maggie asks what version of the truth she had heard. Bianca realizes more to the story and presses on. She asks Maggie to tell her the truth. Maggie finally pours it all out. She tells her that she and Henry had studied so hard for the exam, but when the exam finally came in front of him, Henry froze. She says she allowed Henry to copy off her paper. Bianca comforts her and says she probably would have done the same thing. Bianca asks why Henry hasnt come clean. Maggie says its complicated. Bianca says its gutless. She tells Maggie to forget the loser and turn him in.
Regina tells Henry to keep his mouth shut. She says theyre the only ones who know the truth, and theyre not going to say anything.
The Fusion girls work on their marketing project. Greenlee notices that Mia looks very disturbed. She teases her, and Simone tells her to cut it out. Liza changes the subject and warns the girls that she wont be able to keep pouring money into the company. Simone tells her that the marketing campaign will lift off soon, but Liza says its not going to be soon enough. Greenlee looks over to where Carlos is. She gets an idea and says that she and Carlos will get them some money soon.
Erica and Kendall tell the new detective that the charge against Kendall is bogus. They say it was the other way around, and that Michael assaulted them. Michael denies it and says that Kendall should be arrested for attempted murder since she came so close to killing him. Kendall gets angry and says she didnt come close enough. Erica holds her back and continues pleading with the detective. Joe comes over and signs Michaels medical papers. After Michael leaves, Erica asks Jackson and Derek whether her word will hold up in court. Jackson says they need get more proof. Erica gets frustrated and says hes going to get away with rape. Jackson suddenly realizes that they have a surveillance camera at the apartment. Erica stops him and says they cant use that, knowing that Lena was caught on the tapes.
Henry tells Regina that he feels awful for taking advantage of Maggie. Regina tells him that everyone cheats, but life goes on. She encourages him that he can still make all his dreams come true. Just then, Professor Stevens comes in to the classroom.
Greenlee gets a few things together and tells everyone shell be in the park if they need her. She hands Carlos some boxes and begs him to come along. Carlos finally agrees and the two of them excitedly run off. After they leave, Liza walks over to Mia and asks her if she wants to talk. Mia says she isnt ready.
Bianca tells Maggie that its obvious that Henry just wants to save his own skin. She says hes proven that hes not worth her time. Maggie laughs and says Henry asked her to marry him. Bianca is shocked and says its clear that he was trying to buy her off. Maggie takes her bag and starts to leave. She says theres nothing they can do shes going to get expelled. After Maggie leaves, Bianca gets on the phone. She asks for Erica, but finds out Erica is at the hospital. She rushes out.
Erica makes an excuse about the surveillance camera. Jackson and Derek try to brainstorm other ideas. Kendall tells Jackson this isnt the first time Michael has used to force. She says he almost raped her as well. Jackson asks if she had any witnesses. Erica steps forward and says she saw the whole thing. Derek and Jackson say they can take Michael in for serial behavior. Jackson hugs Erica and tells her he loves her. He and Derek start towards the exit. Derek gets a phone call and looks shocked. Jackson asks whats going on. Derek says that the lab just told him that the blood on the boat wasnt Flanders it was Chris Stamps.
Liza asks Mia if shes sure that Edmund and Maria are back together. Mia says shes positive. She says she feels really dumb for having fallen for Edmund, especially on the rebound from Jake. Liza tries to comfort her. Simone suggests they all go to the park and see what Greenlee has planned. Mia smiles and agrees shes determined not to sit around and mope.
Bianca comes in to the hospital and runs towards her mother. She asks Erica and Kendall whats going on, and they fill her in. Bianca is shocked. Just then Michael comes back in and Bianca lunges towards him. Jackson and Erica stop her. Kendall shouts at Michael and warns him to stay away. Michael gloats and says hes going to make sure they all go down. After he leaves, Jackson asks to speak to Erica alone. Before Erica can follow him into a side room, Bianca stops her. She wants to make sure her mother is all right. Erica tells her shes fine, and asks Kendall to bring Bianca up to speed. She makes her way towards the side room where Jackson and Derek are talking. She walks in just in time to hear Derek say that Chris was probably the one that Flanders shot in the park. Erica shakes her head and says it couldnt have been Chris.
Greenlee has set up a booth at the park, and she and Carlos are giving out Fusion flyers and samples. Carlos works the crowd, and the girls come running towards him when they realize hes the guy from the commercial. The girls are all over him and Greenlee watches from the booth shocked. Carlos finally gets the crowd under control and Greenlee smiles at him.
Regina stops Maggie in the hall. Maggie tells her to get a life, and to go on and move in on her ex-boyfriend. Regina says theres no need for them both to crash and burn. Maggie sees right through her and tells her to stop plotting and scheming after all, shes getting exactly what she wanted. Maggie goes into a classroom where shes supposed to meet Professor Stevens. When she enters, shes surprised to find Henry there. Professor Stevens approaches Maggie and says that shes sorry for jumping to conclusions. She says she knows how it feels when people misunderstand you. She apologizes again and then leaves. Maggie is shocked. She asks Henry if he confessed. Henry says he did, and that he couldnt wreck both their lives. Maggies eyes well up and she says that shes totally surprised. Henry says its better late than never and asks to make it up to her. He says he cant go on with life without her. Maggie seems unsure.
There are some guys walking around the park. Simone approaches them and asks for them to take part in the competition. Greenlee excitedly throws flyers into the crowds. Mia and Liza smile as they watch the crowd go crazy for Fusion products. They call out for Simone and she excitedly skips over. She says theyre doing really well. Greenlee approaches Carlos and says shes next in line for his autograph.
Bianca asks Kendall if they have any evidence. Kendall says they dont, and thats why Michael may run free. Bianca looks worried. Kendall asks what shes thinking. Bianca says shes wondering whether Michael forced himself on Lena too. Kendall tells her not to feel any pity for Lena. Bianca wonders what Erica and Jackson are talking about. Kendall says they should let them have their privacy. She suggests they leave. Bianca agrees and gets up. She thanks Kendall for being there for her mother.
Henry asks Maggie if shes going to forgive him. Maggie says she doesnt understand why he didnt come out when he should have. She says she wonders if they even have a future. Henry tries to explain but Maggie says she knows all the excuses. She asks whats going to happen now. Henry says he may get expelled and then hell have to face his mother. Maggie holds his hand.
Erica tells Chris and Jackson that they must be mistaken. Derek tells her that they found the body in the river, and that its Chris. Erica is distraught. Derek gently continues explaining how they found the body. Erica numbly tries to come to terms with Chris death. Derek says hes really sorry and leaves. Erica starts to cry and Jackson holds her. Erica sobs and says its all her fault.
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