All My Children Update Thursday 6/26/03
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Tad, Brooke and Jamie are at Lauries apartment, holding a group intervention for Doug. Doug asks Laurie why she brought them over, and then yells at them all to leave. Brooke tells him to calm down and to listen to them. Doug asks why he should listen to a bunch of strangers. Laurie tries to reason with her father. She tells him that Brooke is an expert on group interventions and that shes just trying to help. She tells her father that at first, drinking seemed to make things easier, but lately its been hurting him a lot more. Doug doesnt want to hear it. He starts to leave, but just then David comes barging in.
Maggie reads through the newspapers and tells Bianca that she cant believe Lena is in jail. Bianca sarcastically says that things just happen to go wrong around Lena. She sighs and wonders how many more times shes going to leave her heart open for hurting. Maggie says shes in the same boat. Just then Henry comes rushing in and tells Maggie hes got some exciting news. He grabs Maggie and twirls her around excitedly.
Joni and Reggie are at the community center. Joni asks Reggie to tell her whats really going on with the missing supplies. Reggie tells her to back off and stop pointing fingers at him.
Mary goes to see Jackson at the hospital. She asks him if theres anything she can bring to make his stay more comfortable. Jackson says hes fine and that he should be out soon enough. Mary tells him shes really grateful that they finally found a donor for him. Jackson says hes thankful for Bianca as well. Bianca wasnt your donor! Mary cries. Jackson seems confused. He says he just assumed that since Bianca was the only blood relative, she must have been the donor. Instead of correcting him, Mary asks Jackson if he would be interested in watching movies with her. Jackson gets even more confused. He finally asks her whats going on and why she and Erica are at each others throats. Mary smiles and says that she has a secret that Erica doesnt like.
Greenlee is busy on the phone, trying to cut deals for Fusion. Carlos comes in and Greenlee begs him to fix the air conditioning. Carlos says he cant do anything till the new parts come in. Greenlee looks very disappointed, and very hot! Carlos hands her an iced drink and tells her to cool off. While Greenlee is sipping away, Carlos takes an ice cube and starts rubbing it on his body. Greenlee smiles seductively and goes over to him. Carlos smiles and places the ice cube on her back. The rest of the Fusion girls come in just then and Greenlee pulls away from Carlos. Simone teases that the temperature seems to keep on rising. Carlos smiles shyly and then leaves. Simone asks Greenlee how Carlos is in bed. Greenlee laughs and says she wont be discussing the details of her sex life. Simone complains its too hot to work and asks if they can all leave. Greenlee says they have way too much to do. She says shes on the verge of toppling Enchantment.
Jackson asks Mary what kind of secret shes keeping. Mary says she never really intended to tell anyone, but circumstances have changed. Mary asks Jackson if he remembers the last night they ever spent together. Jackson says their night couldnt have been that great since she dropped him like a hot potato the morning after. Mary explains that things were got really complicated for her. She asks Jackson why he lied to her all these years ago about being poor. Jackson says it shouldnt have mattered how much money he had if she really loved him. Mary says she was really young and made some bad decisions. She asks Jackson if he truly loved her back then. Jackson says he did and that his heart broke when she actually chose Roger. He takes a deep breath and says its all in the past now. Mary desperately tells him that he could never be happy with Erica. She tells him shes still in love with him and that they can still make things work.
Doug tells David to get out of his house. David says he would like to join in on the intervention. He furiously tells Doug he is a disgrace both as a father and as a man. He tells Doug that he doesnt deserve a daughter like Laurie, and he doesnt deserve to be a father.
Joni tells Reggie that the problem isnt going to just go away. Reggie accuses Joni of being a goody two-shoes who is always trying to make other people look bad. Reggie asks if shes accusing him because hes black. Joni cant believe what shes hearing. She tells him to not turn some missing supplies into a case of racism. She tells him she likes him and it has nothing to do with what he is. Reggie asks Joni if she really likes him. Joni nervously says she does, but then tells him to stop changing the subject. Reggie rushes towards her and kisses her passionately. Joni pulls away from Reggie and asks him what the kiss was for. Reggie says it was just a kiss. Joni tells him that she didnt think he was interested in her. Reggie says he is and that he would like some more. He leans in for another kiss, but Joni pushes him away. She asks Reggie to stop distracting her and to tell her whats really going on.
Maggie pulls away from Henry and says shes leaving. Henrys smiles disappears and he asks why Maggie why shes pushing him away. Maggie doesnt answer and gets her stuff together. Henry tells her that he got a job with the band. Maggie congratulates him politely. Henry asks her if shell celebrate with him. Maggie says she doesnt want to and that she has to go. Henry tells her he thought they were making progress. Maggie says they werent and rushes out. Henry turns to Bianca and asks her why Maggie is acting so cold. Bianca sighs and says its her fault.
Greenlee says she has a strategy to beat Enchantment, but she still needs the details. The girls ask what she has in mind. Greenlee tells them that when she was locked in Laceys department store, Mrs. Lacey showed up and acted very friendly towards Carlos. She says that when she questioned Mrs. Lacey, it was very clear that she was hiding something. Greenlee says that if she finds out what the secret is, Fusion would have some leverage and would be able to get their products shelved. Kendall smiles and says the idea is brilliant. Simone asks if they will be involved in blackmail. Greenlee tells her its just a good business tactic. Simone and Kendall seem to be onboard, but Mia shakes her head. Greenlee asks Mia what shes thinking. Mia tells Greenlee that she would like at least one of them to have some love in their life. She tells Greenlee that her little business plan will make her lose Carlos.
Mary asks Jackson why they cant be together. Jackson laughs and says hes engaged. Mary reminds him that Erica has always chosen other men over him and that shes bound to hurt him again. Jackson says they have a chance this time. Mary shakes her head and says Erica can never change. Jackson starts getting irritated. He asks Mary how she can show up all of sudden without having called for years and expect to rekindle their relationship. He asks Mary what really is going on. Mary says shes really embarrassed. She says shes pouring her heart out, but shes being accused of having an ulterior motive. Jackson says he cant help it because its all a little surprising. Mary tells Jackson that when she heard of his shooting, she almost collapsed. She says she realized she never wants to lose him. Jackson politely tells her that he cant return her feelings. Mary looks disappointed. She tells Jackson that they have a bond that can never be broken and then leaves.
Greenlee says shes not going to implicate Carlos in anything. Mia insists that Carlos will feel deceived and she may end up losing the one thing thats right in her life. Greenlee says that shes going to find a way to get their space on the shelves, but not hurt Carlos. Just then Carlos comes in and asks the girls if they want anything to drink. Simone and Kendall start shouting out their beverage orders. Carlos jokes that hes not going to bring them any alcoholic beverages. While the girls try negotiating with him, Mary shows up. She tells Carlos hes being very considerate. Greenlee look mad and tells Mary that Carlos wont be her personal waiter. Mary says she knows that and thats why shes going to go out for drinks. She picks up a pen and paper and asks the girls what they would like. Greenlee looks confused and asks Mary why shes being so nice.
David continues yelling at Doug, and Doug comes after him. Tad steps in between them and tells them both to calm down. He tells Doug that what David is really trying to say is that drinking isnt more important than Laurie. Doug says he really does love his daughter. He asks David what he knows about being a father. David says he had a daughter, but she was taken away from him. He says whenever he sees a horrible father, he gets really angry. He picks up a bottle and holds it in front of Doug. He asks Doug how much he would give to take a sip right now. Doug looks tempted but then turns towards Laurie. He tells Laurie he loves her and that he doesnt mean to be a jerk. Laurie tells him that he changes when he drinks. Doug explains that he drinks to wind down. Laurie asks him if hitting her also helps him wind down. Doug tells Laurie that hes never hit her. Laurie tells him he has, but he doesnt remember because hes so drunk all the time. Dougs eyes well up. He grabs the bottle from David and takes a long hard look at it. He finally takes the bottle and throws it away. He hugs Laurie and begs her to not leave him. Laurie happily hugs him back.
Bianca tells Henry that shes been venting about Lena to Maggie. She says she probably put Maggie in a bad mood. Henry sarcastically says that he has great timing. Bianca tells him that if the timing is wrong, sometimes the relationship is wrong as well. Henry shakes his head and says he loves Maggie. He asks Bianca how he can make it better. Bianca says if she knew the answer, she would have told Lena and they would have found a way to still be together. Henry says hes going to find a way.
Joni asks Reggie why he kissed her. Reggie tells Joni to stop trying to put everything in to words. Joni tells him that hes been putting her down for months, and now all of a sudden he has the hots for her. Reggie asks if theres something wrong with him liking her. Joni says she knows hes faking and that one little kiss isnt going to make months of hatred go away. Reggie finally cracks. He says he stole some supplies from the shed. Joni looks shocked.
Laurie and her father go into a bedroom to talk some more. Meanwhile, David cleans out the cabinets and throws away all the alcohol bottles. Brooke approaches him and says shes surprised he was able to get through to Doug. David says he was just trying to help. Tad thanks him as well, but David doesnt answer. Laurie comes out just then and tells everyone that her father finally called a rehab center. She asks to speak to Jamie alone and they go outside. Jamie hugs Laurie and tells her hes glad everything is going to be okay. Laurie smiles and tells Jamie that her father is going to move to Minnesota. Jamie says thats cool and asks Laurie if shes going to visit her father on weekends. Laurie says shes moving as well.
Carlos insists on going out for the drinks. After he leaves, Mary approaches Greenlee and the girls disperse. Greenlee asks Mary why she came over. Mary says she just came over to check on her daughter. Greenlee tells her to stop tap dancing and asks her why shes being so sweet. Mary says she has no choice.
Jackson continues catching up on some paperwork while lying in his hospital bed. He comes across a piece of paper and becomes confused. What the hell is this? he wonders.
Jamie tells Laurie that she cant stay with her father while hes in rehab. Laurie says shes going to stay with her sister who lives a few miles away from the center. Jamie begs her to stay in Pine Valley. Laurie hugs him and says she has to go. She tells Jamie that its not like theyll never see each other again. She says she might even come back to attend the Pine Valley university. Jamie sighs and wishes her the best of luck. After he leaves, Laurie comes back in and approaches David. She thanks David for coming over to help. David says he just wanted to make sure she was safe. Laurie hugs him and tells him that no matter what other people say, she knows hes a wonderful person. She then says she has to go help her father pack. David turns to leave and Tad thanks him for coming over. David tells Tad that he just wanted to protect Laurie, just like he wanted to protect Leora.
Jackson calls the community center and Joni picks up. He says he just found a note from her father about an inventory discrepancy. Joni pretends to not know whats going on. Jackson asks her to bring over the purchase order receipts so that they can get to the bottom of things. After she puts down the phone, Joni tells Reggie that hes been in caught. Reggie tells her that Jackson doesnt know everything, and he doesnt need to. He asks Joni not to rat him out again.
Mary tells Greenlee that shes recently been reminded of how precious life is. Greenlee doesnt believe her. She asks her mother what she and Erica were arguing about the other day. Mary says Erica is just insecure and doesnt want her to get close to Jackson. Greenlee gets up and tells Mary she has to get back to work. Mary asks her if they can meet for dinner sometime. Greenlee shrugs and says shell see. After Mary leaves, Kendall asks Greenlee if her mother is up to something. Greenlee says shes not sure, but it has something to do with Erica.
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