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All My Children Transcript Wednesday 2/8/06

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>> Hi, I'm Susan Lucci. For the first time ever, you have a chance to interact with "All My Children." You're invited to be a guest at the Mardi Gras Ball and support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund at the same time. When you call 1-800-RED-CROSS and contribute by February 12, you will receive a callback message from me and ensure that the American Red Cross will be there to help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year with food, clothing, counseling, and more. Call now. Together, we can save a life.

Amanda: You have to arrest J.R. He mowed me down.

Derek: J.R. was driving?

Amanda: Yes, I remember it now. All of it. Those lights, just like the headlights, coming straight to me.

Derek: It never added up that the sober one was behind the wheel.

J.R.: You take some of those psycho drugs you fed Erica? This is bogus.

Amanda: Oh, you did it, J.R. You know you did.

J.R.: You can't lie when there was an eyewitness. So, Babe, tell Chief Frye what he already knows, that your hands were behind the wheel. Babe?

Derek: How about the truth this time, Babe. What really happened that night.

Lily: I was afraid you weren't coming.

Jonathan: So was I, but I'm here. You look beautiful.

Lily: So do you. Handsome.

Jonathan: I wouldn't be able to be here at all if it weren't for this. It works, just as you promised. Thank you. Nobody in there knows that I'm me.

Jack: Welcome back to the Mardi Gras Ball. You may not be able to hit the dance floor, but you can still be a big part of the celebration by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Please, call 1-800-RED CROSS or check out www.redcross.org to learn about volunteering and other ways to pitch in. Help Pine Valley help our friends in need. Thank you.

Josh: I am Erica's supervising producer. One of the best. You can ask anyone, and in a nanosecond, I'm going to be her co-host. This is where you congratulate me.

Greg: You drugged that woman to further your own career. This is wrong, Josh. This is wrong on so many levels. That woman is --

Josh: That woman is what?

Erica: Janet, I didn't expect to see you here.

Janet: It's about Amanda. How is this possible, Erica? My baby is in jail for drugging you? It's a lie, Erica. A horrible, horrible lie. A terrible mistake has been made, and you have to make it right.

Erica: Janet, I am so sorry, but Amanda's confessed.

Janet: Amanda is innocent, and I am very afraid that you've trusted the wrong person.

Zach: So, what's this? A private party? I didn't see a sign outside. No bouncer. Not exactly A-list, is it? Will you fill me in, Kendall?

Ethan: Come on, we've got somewhere to go.

Marty: Boss?

Ryan: Kendall, you don't have to stay. We pretty much can handle it from here.

Zach: Whatever you've stirred up, my fiancée and I can deal with it. Won't we, Kendall? What did Ryan tell you?

Ryan: Why don't you back off, Slater?

Zach: Get out!

Kendall: Ryan, will you please just leave? Please?

Ryan: I’ll be downstairs.

Zach: Talk to me.

Kendall: There's a party downstairs. My mother, she really needs me. It's a very big night for her.

Zach: It's a big night for us.

Jonathan: Are you ok? It's not too crowded, is it?

Lily: No, it's ok when I just focus on you.

Jonathan: May I have this dance?

Lily: I guess you may, but just be careful not to --

Jonathan: Touch you? I know.

[Constantly holding their masks up to their faces and never actually touching, Jonathan and Lily dance around the ballroom. As the lights go down, they slowly lower their masks and holds their hands inches away from each other, mimicking their movements in slow motion until the lights come back up and their masks are back in place as everyone cheers.]

Erica: Janet, Amanda confessed right in front of me, and all the evidence -- it points to her. Josh found the medication in her purse.

Janet: How can you trust Josh over the daughter of one of your oldest friends? How could you -- oh. You and he aren't -- oh, my God, Erica, you're not cheating on Jack? Oh, I promise. Well, a long attention span was never your strong suit, but I promise I won't say a word.

Erica: Jack and I are very happy in our marriage. In fact, I bet that Jack is wondering exactly where I am.

Janet: Why, Erica. Erica, just tell me why won't you believe Amanda. You're her idol. She adores you. I told you that. You know how much she loves working for you.

Erica: Apparently not as much as you think.

Janet: I know you're angry and upset, and you want revenge. I can understand that. Oh, the power, the catharsis. But in this case, it's directed at the wrong person. Amanda is innocent. Please, let Amanda continue to work for you, and I will help you get that Josh, get that awful boy, and we'll just roast him on a spit!

Josh: I know exactly what Erica Kane is. She's a selfish, spoiled, vain diva who thinks she's at the center of everyone's universe. Not mine.

Greg: Where did this animosity come from? Erica's been only generous to you, and she's been kind.

Josh: Nobody plays it better, but when that woman gets into trouble, she expects the whole world to pick up after her. If I make a mess, I'm just following in her footsteps.

Kendall: Ryan had his new pals douse the lights and then brought me in here to show off his little blackout theory, courtesy of our soon-to-be ex-employee Marty. They actually expected me to believe that you had Marty cause those blackouts in September, you wanted to defrost Ryan's samples in the clinic. I mean, talk about ego, huh?

Zach: Ryan went to a lot of trouble.

Kendall: Yeah, I mean, he's -- he's completely losing it. He actually wants me to believe that it's your fault that I'm carrying my child and not Greenlee's. Greenlee dumping him, leaving town? Your fault. Even everyone getting on my case about carrying this child -- your fault, too. I mean, isn't it ridiculous? It's crazy. If Ryan really knew you at all, he would know that you would never do that to me, that you knew how important it was for me to carry Greenlee's baby. You even supported me during the whole surrogacy thing, right down to late-night food runs. You would never play me like that, trash our lives and then hold my hand and ask me to spend the rest of my life with you. You would never.

Zach: That's exactly what I did.

Kendall: You made the lights go out. Something that big, pulling the plug on an entire city, who -- who could possibly even know that that would work?

Zach: I knew. I made sure it worked.

Kendall: The fertility clinic, too, perfectly synchronized?

Zach: Say it.

Kendall: Well, what do you want? What do you -- what do you want me to say? Because of you, I'm carrying my own child, a child I never even wanted? Because of you, I lied to my best friend and lost her forever? Thanks to you, I am now carrying the child of a man that I don't even love, and because of you that man is now in our lives forever!

Zach: I'm responsible for all of it. We are both this close to the future we always wanted.

Kendall: So what? So, what, we can look back and laugh about all of this? Is that -- is that why you did this? This is why you proposed to me, to make up for it. That's right, you felt sorry for me. You trashed my life, you trashed my friends' lives, and then you thought, "Wow, pop a ring on her finger, make it all better." Is that what this is, Zach? Is this -- is this a symbol of your guilt or is it just pity? You give me a nice little wedding, some wedding cake, you say a few "I love you's," and that's it?

Zach: Enough.

Kendall: I'll forget about the whole thing?

Zach: You can hit me, you can hate me, but never, ever doubt the way I feel about you. I did what I did because I love you.

Derek: The law doesn't like liars. Now would be a good time to tell the real story.

Babe: A twist like this could put a cramp in someone's plans.

Derek: In a big way. Driving under the influence, aggravated assault, giving a false statement -- serious charges, serious time. Bonus for you, Babe -- come clean, I'm so grateful, the charges against you disappear.

J.R.: I wasn't driving. We're out of here, Babe.

Amanda: Don't let him off. You know how he operates. He starts out charm on a stick. He'll promise anything. And then when he gets what he wants, he doesn't even come through with his side of the deal.

J.R.: Oh, you're just bitter, Amanda, so very bitter.

Babe: I thought I knew you, but the way you've been acting lately, you really are the hit-and-run type of guy, aren't you?

J.R.: Are you having fun? Because this is getting very boring.

Babe: You propose to a girl, you promise her the whole family thing, and then you shove a prenup in front of my face and push me to sign away my child. It's pretty cold. If J.R. went to prison, what would happen to the custody of our son?

Erica: Janet, I know that in the past we have teamed up, and I certainly know how much you love Amanda. And I also know how really difficult it is sometimes to -- to hear the truth about your children. But, Janet, Amanda confessed.

Janet: You keep saying that, but it wasn't really a confession. No, it's this offbeat sense of humor she has. She got it from her father. Gets her into trouble all the time. She felt trapped, and she just said the first thing that popped into her head.

Erica: Janet, the pills that she gave me, they were yours. Now, maybe Amanda's having emotional difficulties, and she's self-medicating. That would actually be an excellent defense.

Janet: You want her to plead guilty by reason of self-medication?

Erica: I want her to get all the help she needs. Look how far you've come. And I really do think that with the proper professional attention and the love and support of you and your family, I mean, well, there's no reason why Amanda shouldn't have a very bright future.

Janet: You think Amanda is a crazy old chip off her mother's block, huh?

Amanda: If J.R. went to prison, he'd have to lose his son. Serves him right to never see the kid again.

Derek: A felony conviction would definitely throw a wrench into a custody arrangement.

J.R.: Look, we can play the "what if" game all night long, but that's all it is. You never got a blood test. You can't even prove that I was drunk. You don't even have a case.

Babe: I could testify you were wasted at the bar, how many drinks you had.

Derek: You had your flask on you.

J.R.: Don't do this, Babe.

Amanda: Stop covering for him, you bitch! Tell the truth!

Babe: J.R. was blitzed. You saw. But I was the one driving.

Amanda: Liar! Tell him she's lying!

Jamie: I wasn't there.

J.R.: We've got some partying to do.

Amanda: You can't let them walk out!

Derek: All I have is your word -- not nearly enough to build a case on. You didn't do yourself any favors calling Babe names.

Amanda: So that's it? J.R. almost kills me, and he totally skates? I didn't do anything, I'm stuck here!

Jamie: You just confessed to a lot of crimes, remember? That puts you on everybody's hit list.

Amanda: Well, then you are on my hit list, and it doesn't really matter who did all this crud, then, does it?

Jamie: Matters to me.

Amanda: Don't pretend you care, ok? I'm not falling for it anymore.

Jamie: Hey, you already confessed that you really didn't drug Erica, and I believe you. Now what about the rest of it? Tell me the truth, Amanda, and I'll get you out of here.

Jonathan: You're a very good dancer.

Lily: Thank you. I've danced before, but not like that. I think it was because I was with you, and I feel so safe with you.

Jonathan: I feel safe with you. Like when I was in jail, I wasn't afraid, Lily, because you believed that I didn't do anything wrong. And soon, everyone in there will, too. I know it, and maybe -- maybe they'll even all think I'm good.

Lily: You can be as good as you want to be.

Jonathan: Really? You -- you think so?

Lily: Yes. The facts prove it. You found the missing baby, you saved Di Henry from drowning in the water, you helped all those people out of the quicksand in the truck. A bad person wouldn't do all those things. Your face -- it's not -- it's not really smiling. Is everything ok?

Jonathan: I feel like -- I don't know what I feel like. I've -- I've never felt like this before. But I don't want it to stop. I want to be good, Lily. I want to be better than good, for you. I love you.

Kendall: Save the L-word. Don't ever say the L-word again. I feel like a punch line in a very sick, demented joke! I don't understand. What did -- you zapped the power in the entire city?

Zach: I knew that Ryan was alive, and I knew he wasn't going to stay away from Greenlee forever. And I knew how determined you and Greenlee were to have this kid, and I knew if he came back, it would hurt you very badly.

Kendall: Ok, did you ever think that maybe it was really none of your business?

Zach: I felt if I stopped the surrogacy, I could keep you safe. And when I did what I did, I thought it was the right thing. What I didn't anticipate is what an amazing woman you are. I didn't anticipate that you would fertilize your own egg.

Kendall: Yes, but I did!

Zach: Yeah, you did. And I should've known that you wouldn't give up. You would do anything for your friend. I should've known better. Now I do.

Kendall: From the second that you knew I was pregnant, you knew that this baby was mine. You said nothing. You didn't blink. Why didn't you just say something to me? Why didn't you just tell me? I mean, you trust us, you trust our relationship, you trust our love so much you said nothing?

Zach: I knew how you'd feel. Telling you wouldn't change anything.

Kendall: Except how I feel about you. Instead, you just -- you held right onto it. Even I gave you so many chances to come clean, and you know -- I told you that I hate secrets and I hate lies. Ethan lied to me, and I stopped loving him.

Zach: Have you stopped loving me?

Kendall: You know, back when you -- when you lied to me about Ryan being dead, I thought we were finished. I was sure we were finished. And then -- then you went and you waved that -- that magic love wand and suddenly, suddenly I'm sure that you would never, ever lie to me again. I was so sure that you loved me so much that you would look at me and tell me nothing but the truth. I'm an idiot! I'm so stupid to believe that!

Zach: I never claimed to be a hero, never claimed to be a saint. And I did tell you I did things that I regretted.

Kendall: Well, there is one thing that you didn't lie about. You said your love would hurt me. You changed my life forever, without my knowledge or consent. Who in the hell are you to do that?

Zach: I'm just like you. When were you going to tell Greenlee that the baby she was raising as her own was really yours?

Erica: I have no idea what Amanda's emotional state is. But if she's innocent, she'll be released, and if not, she'll get the help she needs.

Janet: The only help that she needs, Erica, is for that beasty boy Josh Madden to be put away and get what he deserves!

Erica: Janet, there is no evidence that Josh did anything to hurt me. I know it's really difficult, but please be patient.

Janet: "Be patient." No problemo. As long as you get to go dance the night away with your guests, eh? Oh, Erica, Erica, Erica. I gave you a chance. Now you've gone to the other side. Now you're one of them, one of the haters out to get my daughter.

Image: What did you expect? All that begging, pleading, it was just -- it was just pathetic. So now there's really only one thing that you can do, if you've got the brass.

Amanda: You're not going to get me out of here.

Jamie: You tell me the truth, done deal. Now, your confession about kidnapping Little A and everything else -- was that real or bogus? Or are you covering for somebody else? Your mom? Amanda, if you're innocent, there could be more victims. Do you really want that hanging over your head?

Amanda: You know, the bright side for me is anything happens to someone else, no one's going to blame yours truly, because I'm stuck in my cell.

Jamie: What do you know? Is something going down?

Amanda: Don't know, don't care.

Jamie: Amanda, this craziness is escalating. Someone could get worse than hurt. If you know something, you have to tell me, so we can stop this.

[Music plays]

Babe: Will your date mind if I steal you for a dance?

Opal: I know!

Del: There's plenty of me to go around.

Babe: Don't let it go to your head. I know the score. At the boathouse, you set me up, test my loyalty for J.R. You're a total jerk. But tonight really is your lucky night. I am going to give you one chance to make it up to me and pay back J.R.

Del: Really?

J.R.: You mind if I cut in?

Erica: I hope you're all having as much fun as we are at our Mardi Gras Ball. The donation lines are still open.

Greg: I'll match any donation made here this evening, but I don't want a mere "thank you." I would like the pleasure of a dance with the one and only Miss Erica Kane.

Erica: Well, that's incredibly generous, but a dance isn't really necessary.

Greg: Oh, I've made a check out here. It's really a rather sizable amount. If you'll do me the honor of giving me a dance, I will make sure this gets into the appropriate hands.

Jonathan: You haven't said anything in a very long time.

Lily: Why do you love me?

Jonathan: You're smart. You're beautiful. You trust me, and you make me feel like I can do anything. No one's ever made me feel like that. When I'm with you, Lily, I know I'm good. That's why I love you.

Jonathan: Are you upset? I mean, maybe I shouldn't have said anything at all.

Lily: No. I was waiting.

Jonathan: Waiting? Waiting -- waiting for what?

Lily: Well, when Sam told me he loved me, he kissed me. Aren't you going to kiss me?

[Music plays]

J.R.: You know, you could've buried me with those charges today, snaked Little A’s custody, but you didn't. You must have some reason. What's your next play, trick?

Babe: Are you for real? I save your rear again and then you slam me?

J.R.: Yeah, you saved me today, you'll bury me tomorrow. No wonder I need a prenup. Can't figure you out. If I can't figure you out, I can't protect myself.

Babe: Maybe I will tell Derek the truth.

Erica: What do you want from me?

Greg: I regret my dreams for us have failed.

Erica: Well, we all have regrets.

Greg: Yeah, but I dreamt for such a long time that you and I would have a special connection.

Erica: Greg, please don't start this.

Greg: I understand. It was all just a fantasy. But as for Josh, I should hope you would agree with me about his future.

Erica: Look, Greg, if you have a point, would you please get to it? Because otherwise, I would be more than happy to sever any and all connections to you right now.

Greg: I can sever our connection quite simply.

Lily: I feel good when I'm with you, but I don't want sex. And Sam said that sex is normal between two people when they love each other. He didn't like me once I didn't want to. Will you stop liking me if I don't get normal?

Jonathan: No. I'd only stop liking you if you stopped being you.

Lily: That would be impossible for me to stop being me.

Jonathan: I -- I'll love you our own way. Look at almost everyone we know. It's not like normal works so great.

Lily: That's true. So kissing doesn't lead to second base and sex?

Jonathan: No. Kissing is just kissing.

Lily: Ok, then I'd like to kiss now.

Jack: All right, you two, have a good time.

Reggie: We will.

Ryan: Kendall sometimes only hears what she wants to hear, and so the only way that I could convince her -- thank you very much -- the only way that I could convince her is with a live demonstration.

Julia: Did you do this because Kendall’s carrying your child, or is there another reason?

Ryan: Well, I mean, we have a history, Julia. You know, I was engaged to her, and that went bad and then I split, and then about two years ago I proposed to her again, and that time she split. So, yeah, we have a history. It's crazy, but it's there.

Julia: Well, Kendall might think that you're protecting her from Zach, because you have feelings for her. Do you?

Ryan: Well, yeah. I have a lot of feelings for her. I mean, I used to love her. And I used to hate her. And at times, I wanted to snap her in half and at times I wanted to hold on to her and never let her go. But the point is, is that I know her better than anybody does.

Julia: Well, what's there to know? She is self-absorbed, self-centered, egotistical, and arrogant. Those are her good qualities.

Ryan: Sometimes, yeah, she is, but, Julia, when Kendall loves, she puts everything on the line -- everything. I mean, look what she did for Greenlee and for Bianca. Those were life and death, and she didn't think twice.

Julia: You sound like her press agent.

Ryan: Yeah, I kind of do. And I guess that's what happens when you know somebody inside and out. She fights like hell to give her heart away, but when she does -- and now Zach’s made her fall in love with him, and he's ripping her apart, and I hate him for it. So at least now she can begin to get better.

Julia: Are you sure?

Ryan: If I have anything to say about it, yeah.

Kendall: I was trying to help Greenlee in the only way that I knew how to keep her going.

Zach: Ready to live a lie because you loved her?

Kendall: No, I -- I did whatever I could, and I tried to help her in the best way that I knew how. What you did? No, don't even try to spin that I'm for the better.

Zach: That night my only concern was for you and the pain headed your way, because of a choice you made.

Kendall: Yes, my choice.

Zach: I, like you, did what I did out of love. And I, like you, was ready to live a secret for a lifetime. Yes, the motives you had were right. So were mine. Here we are, ready to have a future together. I want to hold you and love you. That's the only truth that matters to me. Because I do. I love you. Bianca’s waiting for us in Paris. We can still be married tomorrow.

J.R.: Jackson, have you seen Babe?

Jack: Yeah, I did. She's -- there she is, right up there.

[Up on the balcony, J.R. stares at Babe and Del passionately kissing.]

Amanda: I don't know why I came to this stupid town anyway. Nothing but jerks and misery times ten. Please, Mom, please don't do anything extreme.

Janet: I couldn't possibly. No, it's -- not in a million, no, not in a trillion years. It's too much even for me.

Image: Come on. Be bold. Make a statement. Show everybody, show everybody in this nasty little burg just what it'll cost them when they treat Amanda like trash -- crazy trash.

Janet: I'll do it. I'll show everyone.

Erica: Greg, whatever it is, please just tell me, so we can be done with this.

Josh: Erica, you promised me another spin.

Jamie: Erica! We have to get Amanda out of jail. I know this sounds crazy, but something's going down, and I think she's the only one who can help us.

Erica: Jamie, whatever is going down, Amanda drugged me. You heard her admit it.

Jamie: Her confession was a lie. She didn't feed you the antipsychotics, it was Josh.

Erica: Look, I heard Amanda try to weasel out of it.

Jamie: Fine. Who got the big promotion because of your little drug trip?

Josh: Oh, is this the best you could come up with, Martin? You find me in bed with your girl, so you make up a lie? Not even a very good one at that.

Jamie: Erica, I know Josh did it.

Erica: Why, because Amanda said so? Jamie, I don't want to hear another word about this.

Greg: Erica? This young man is telling you the truth. It was Josh who drugged you.

Jonathan: I -- I want to get this right. So I -- I could sit or stand very still and let you kiss me? Would you -- would you like that?

Lily: No, I'd like for you to kiss me. And if I don't get nervous or scared or pull away, it will help me to know if I love you back.

Jonathan: Ok. Are you ready? Ok.

[Jack happens on Jonathan and Lily as they're about to kiss.]

Zach: We're all packed. We can be in Paris by morning.

[As Kendall storms away, a smug Ethan stares at his father. As she walks down the hallway, Zach grabs Kendall’s arm.]

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

Janet (to her mirror image): It's almost showtime.

Babe (to J.R.): Are you saying that you want to marry me again? Because if you are, I'll marry you tonight.

Ryan (to Kendall): Let me help you.

Kendall (to Ryan): Help me? I hate you, I hate everything that you've done to me.

Tad (to Erica): I have to tell you something about Josh.

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