All My Children Update Tuesday 6/10/03
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Tad hears about Jakes return and goes to his parents place to see him. He hugs Jake and asks where hes been. Jake tells Tad hes been in Kenya. Tad doesnt seem too thrilled and Ruth urges Tad to make Jake feel welcome. Tad says he just got back from a funeral and that it really put life into perspective. He tells Jake he saw Mia running out and asks what happened. Before Jake responds, Tad urges him to patch things up with her. Just then Carolyn comes out of the kitchen with Joe. She overhears Tad and says she has a problem with Jake being with Mia again. Tad seems confused. Jake introduces Carolyn and tells Tad theyre engaged. Tad laughs and asks Jake if hes gone mad.
Michael continues talking to Mia while she works out. He explains that he was the victim in the whole Kendall-Erica affair. Mia isnt buying it and she furiously hits the punching bag. She asks him what made him think he could come over and make passes at her. Michael looks hurt and says he was just trying to be nice. Mia says she doesnt want anything from him and that she knows he lies for a living. Michael tells her she only knows one side of the story. Mia says that the whole town knows he was sleeping with Alison while he was seducing Kendall. Michael seems confused and Mia realizes she said Alison instead of Lena. Before she can correct herself, Michael says he now understands that shes taking out all her anger on him. He asks her who hurt her this bad.
David cant believe that Anna is blaming him for Leoras death. He tells Anna that she signed Leoras death certificate the minute she signed up for the surgery. He says he wishes she had killed him too. Anna becomes furious and says she never should have waited so long for the surgery. David says hes a certified heart specialist, and that he could have saved their daughter. Anna suddenly comes to a realization. She says its her fault that Leora died.
Erica accuses Greenlee of just trying to stir up trouble. Greenlee tells her that she just got back from a funeral and that shes in no mood to talk. Erica tells her to not change the subject and continues accusing Greenlee of meddling in other peoples business. Greenlee tells her shes way off base and that she was just trying to do Lena a favor. Carlos tries to intervene, but Greenlee tells him that she can handle Erica. As soon as he leaves, Erica and Greenlee start arguing again. Erica tells Greenlee that shell never understand how a normal mother-daughter relationship works. Greenlee laughs and tells Erica to stop trying to control Biancas life.
Jake apologizes to Carolyn for Tads reaction. Tad explains that hes just stunned and that he didnt expect his brother to come home with a fiancé. Ruth intervenes and tells Tad that Jake had been seeing Carolyn for a while. Tad continues shaking his head and says hes just really surprised. He asks Jake to come outside so he can have a word with him. Jake tells Tad that he was just about to show Carolyn some family albums. Tad insists that they talk outside. Jake follows his brother out and furiously asks him what his problem is. Tad asks if Carolyn was there when Mia came over and Jake says she was. Tad goes off on him. He tells Jake he has no right to rub Mias nose in with his new engagement. Jake defends himself and says Mia is over him. Tad tells him that Mia is not over him at all and that she was crushed when he left. Jake says he didnt mean to hurt Mia. Tad accuses him of constantly trying to get back at Mia first by sleeping with Alison and then by bringing a new fiancé home. Jake says he cant believe what hes hearing, but Tad doesnt let up. Jake takes a deep breath and finally admits that he might be acting a bit selfish. He says he and Carolyn are really good together and that he just wanted to share the news of their engagement with his family. Tad tells him to stop trying to give life to his fantasies and to realize that not everyone can have the love his parents have. Jake asks Tad if hes jealous because he lost the love of his life. Tad gets furious and leaves.
Greenlee tells Erica that shes ruining her relationship with Bianca, just as shes ruining things with Jackson. Erica warns Greenlee that her personal life is off limits. Greenlee says shes not playing by her rules anymore. Erica tells Greenlee that shes just looking for some attention since her own mother was never there for her. She continues to tell Greenlee that her own mother probably doesnt have a good opinion of her. Greenlee laughs and says she doesnt care what her mother thinks of her. Erica storms out and Greenlee takes a deep breath.
Mia continues working out. Someone taps her on her shoulder and she assumes that its Michael again. She quickly turns and throws a punch. Tad falls back and Mia gasps in shock. She rushes over to Tad and apologizes. She tells him she thought he was Michael. Tad seems surprised. He says he heard about what happened with Jake and that he just came over to check on her. Mia pretends she doesnt really care and continues her work out. Tad tells her not to blame herself for anything. Mia says theres no one else to blame.
Erica goes over to Jacksons. Reggie answers the door and before he can say anything, Erica barges in and says she needs to see Jackson. Just then she spots Mary standing in the living room. Erica looks over at Reggie and asks why he didnt tell her there was company. Reggie cleverly explains that he wasnt expecting her to come by since she told Jackson she wasnt going to marry him. Erica realizes that Mary is observing her, so she quickly makes up an excuse about her visit. Reggie says he has to go, but wonders if he should stick around in case a fight breaks out. Erica tells him not to be silly. After Reggie leaves, Erica asks Mary what shes doing at Jacksons. Mary tells her that she and Jackson go way back and that she just came by to say hello. Mary asks Erica if she remembers her. Erica tries to place her but apologizes for not recognizing her. Mary says they met at Fusion and that shes Greenlees mother.
Carlos tries to comfort Greenlee after Erica leaves, but Greenlee shuts him out. She suggests he should leave before he becomes her next target. She tells Carlos that shes not perfect. Carlos says he knows that, but he also knows that shes not the monster that Erica is making her out to be. He says he knows theres more to this whole situation. Greenlee tells him that she honestly was just trying to get Erica back. Carlos doesnt believe her and asks for the truth. Greenlee gets angry and violently throws the papers she was holding down to the ground.
Jake explains to his mother that he wasnt on the rebound when he got involved with Carolyn. Ruth says she believes him and that shes happy about their engagement. Jake says he doesnt understand why Tad went off on him. Ruth says he needs to understand that running off without saying a word is not the best way to handle problems. Jake says he knows that now and that he didnt mean to hurt anyone. Ruth smiles and says its all in the past. She says shes looking forward to making plans with him and Carolyn. Jake gently breaks the bad news. He says he and Carolyn cant stay long since they have to get back to Kenya soon. Ruth is disappointed, but says shell make most of the time they have together. Jake tells her theyre leaving tonight. Just then, Joe comes down the stairs with Carolyn after showing her around the house. He says hes looking forward to the annual Martin picnic. Jake tells him that he was just telling his mother that they have to leave tonight. Joe is disappointed as well, but Carolyn tells him it just cant be helped. Ruth says she understands and that she hopes they do well in Kenya. She asks Jake to make sure he sends his parents a wedding invitation. Jake hugs her and says his wedding wouldnt be complete without them.
Anna tells David that she was too blinded by her love for him. She turns to the casket and apologizes to Leora for not being there for her. She furiously says that she should have taken Leora as far away as possible when she had the chance. David looks numb and he sits down quietly.
Mia tells Tad that she blames herself for Jake running away. She says she pushed him away until he fell into someone elses bed. Tad tells her that shes got it all wrong and that Jake had set the bar too high. He explains that Jake has always wanted the kind of marriage his parents have, but he doesnt realize it needs a lot of work. Mia thanks Tad for trying to comfort her. She says its not the first time a man has walked out of her life and tells him about Edmund. Tad tells her that things were different with Edmund and that no one could have guessed Maria would come back in his life. Mia insists that she gives off some kind of bad vibe to men. Tad tells her theres nothing wrong with her.
Erica complains to Mary about Greenlee. Mary apologizes for Greenlees behavior and says that she will attempt to talk some sense into her daughter. Erica thanks her for understanding. Mary sits back down comfortably and says shell tell Jackson she stopped by. Erica laughs and says shes not leaving her alone in Jacksons apartment. She tells Mary that she talks to Jackson everyday, but hes never mentioned her. Mary says she and Jackson go way back and that they merely lost touch. She says she heard about Jacksons shooting and decided its time to catch up. Erica coyly tells Mary that shell tell Jackson she stopped by. Mary realizes shes not going to be able to get Jackson to herself with Erica around, so she gets up to leave. Erica coolly says good-bye to her.
Tad tells Mia shes being nuts and that shes a real catch. Mia tells him to stop patronizing her and continues blaming herself. Tad tells her its not her fault and that it wouldnt have even mattered if she had smothered Jake with all her love. Mia asks if they were doomed since the beginning and Tad says they may have been. Mia starts beating the punching bag again. She declares that shes no longer going to date the nice guy. She says shes going to go after the bad boys, so if things ever go wrong, she can just blame them. Tad tells her she just hasnt found the right nice guy yet.
The funeral administrator comes and in and says its time to take Leora to the cemetery Anna is speechless and looks over to David. The administrator realizes hes interrupting and says hell give them another minute. Anna and David look at each other blankly. David finally turns around and leaves quietly.
Greenlee tells Carlos not to push it. Carlos asks Greenlee to not shut down on him. Greenlee throws up her hands and starts yelling. She finally says she did everything for Leo. She says if Leo were alive, he would have told her to do his best friend Bianca a favor by getting Lena a job. She says she wasnt trying to give Erica a hard time, and nor was she trying to stir up trouble. She asks Carlos if hes happy to know the truth now and rushes out.
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