All My Children Transcript Friday 10/13/06
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Proofread by Gisele
[Sitting at her desk, Kendall opens an old keepsake that Zach had given her with a crumbling dried red rose inside.]
Zach's voice: "Roses are red, hockey is great. My wife works too hard and leaves the office too late. So close down shop, lock up with the key, and come home to Spike and come home to me. PS -- Roses really are red and beautiful like you."
[Zach sits in his office holding a pen brooding over his divorce decree.]
Ryan: Put the suitcase down, Annie.
Annie: I'm packing the car, taking Emma, and we're leaving.
Ryan: You can't just take off. You can't.
Annie: You can't stop me, Ryan. No one can. No one will ever take away my child.
Dixie: You're pregnant?
Adam: Krystal and I are having a baby.
Dixie: Well, congratulations, Mommy and -- Daddy.
Josh: You know, I've heard how loyal you are, especially to family. Will you talk to Babe, help me get through to her, so I can give her the life she deserves.
Bianca: You want me to convince Babe to blow up her own marriage?
Josh: Brother and sister working together -- it's a beautiful thing.
Babe: That was some hug. Were you just bursting with love for your sister or were you thanking her for finally helping you get Josh out of my life?
Colby: If Josh goes to prison, it will be because of you, all because of what you wanted, needed, and just had to have.
Babe: I am so done with your lies. It ends now.
Colby: Go ahead, Babe, end it. You made this mess. Clean it up.
J.R.: Babe had nothing to do with it.
Colby: Babe wasn't there when Josh took me to bed, but she was involved, intimately.
J.R.: What is Colby talking about, Babe?
Babe: She's trying to hurt you.
Colby: Babe knows what she did, and so do I. She made friends with Josh, hung out with him, and even hired him at Fusion. Babe led Josh on so bad his only mission in life was to get in her pants, but he couldn’t. So he got into mine instead. I was his Babe substitute, better than a blow-up Babe doll.
J.R.: All right, shut your mouth and get out.
Colby: You're kicking me out?
J.R.: I want to talk to my wife.
Colby: But what about what --
Babe: J.R., you keep encouraging her. She's lying. You cannot keep leading her on like that.
J.R.: But you can keep encouraging Josh? Colby has a point. It's not like you're taking a restraining order out on this guy.
Babe: I knew it. I knew it. You're siding with Colby, because of your grudge with Josh. You hate that we're friends, and you're angry that I'm still standing by him. Fine. Be angry but be angry at me. Keep it here between us. Don't do what the old J.R. would do -- don't let your anger wreck another man's life.
Josh: If anything is worth wrecking, it's Babe’s joke of a marriage to J.R. You'd be doing me and the world a huge favor. Now, let's talk tactics.
Bianca: Hey, I -- I believe that you love Babe, and I know that you would do anything to be with her, but having relatives do your dirty work for you is not a good idea.
Josh: You have no idea how many times I've thought about detonating Babe’s marriage myself, pushing that button and watching J.R.’s world go up in flames.
Bianca: You -- you never really answered my question. This thing with Babe -- is it mutual?
Josh: Of course, it is.
Bianca: What about her husband? Does she still love him?
Josh: Well, she says she does. But -- but J.R. is a homicidal drunk, Bianca, and Babe just has a huge heart. She feels sorry for him. I got to do something.
Bianca: Well, maybe there's nothing you can do. Maybe -- you might have to leave it up to Babe.
Josh: I'm just supposed to sit tight, keep my fingers crossed? Bianca, I'm in love with her. Don't you understand that?
Bianca: I do, but just give it time. A little patience can go a long way.
Josh: I know what I have to do.
Ryan: Emma -- Emma is safe.
Annie: Yeah, until some maniac buries me six feet under like the other person Dixie thought took her kid.
Ryan: Well, you know, Dixie -- Dixie was acquitted.
Annie: Oh, I feel so much better now.
Erin: No one is going to come after you.
Ryan: Tad and Dixie are going through a really tough time right now, Annie. They are, they are, but there is no chance in this world that they would hurt Emma or you.
Annie: Damn straight, because we're getting out of here.
Ryan: Wait, wait, wait, wait. We had this conversation, remember? We did, already. We said that running wouldn't solve anything. Now, there's another way. Let's -- you know, let's find it.
Annie: I'm not saying I'll stay, but I'll talk, for a little while.
Emma: Mommy, can I watch a video?
Erin: I'll go, it's ok.
Ryan: I want to help you. But you got to work with me a little bit.
Annie: No, what I have to do is protect Emma.
Ryan: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Now, look -- you, me -- we're on the same team here, ok? I just -- I just -- I'm just looking for a few answers, so that I can help make this whole thing go away. That's all. Now, you said that Terry wasn't Emma’s biological father. But when I offered to help find the man who is, you shut me down. What's the story?
Dixie: Fatherhood -- I know how much that means to you, keeping the Chandler bloodline going.
Adam: Huh. Dixie, thank you for being so gracious. I know it can't be easy for you right now with what you and Tad are going through with Kate.
Dixie: Oh, no, I'm very happy for you and Krystal. I -- I'm sure your child will be beautiful.
Adam: Well, I'm hoping for a girl who will look exactly like her mother. But if it's a son, well, maybe he'll have my chin and my hands or maybe a good head for figures. Beautiful figures.
Krystal: Is it warm in here or is it just me? I --
Adam: Oh, no. Oh, no, I'm -- I'm calling the doctor. Here.
Krystal: No, no, no, no, honey. Just, you know --
Krystal: A cracker and a nap, and I'm --
Adam: I want you home.
Krystal: Good as gold.
Adam: I want you home right now, then.
Krystal: Could you just give me five minutes to -- to loose the wooze, and we'll hit the road, ok? You know, I -- I'm not the only woman here at the Miranda Center that needs you. Why don't you pop into the director's office and make that big, generous donation that we talked about?
Adam: Are you sure you're all right?
Adam: Ok. I will drop off a check at the office and bring the car around front.
Adam: Keep an eye on the mother of my child.
Dixie: Wow. A baby. What a surprise -- or was it? The two of you been trying?
Krystal: I know, I know. You saw Tad and me together, and you want to know if this baby is his.
Dixie: Is it?
[In their respective offices, Zach and Kendall recall memorable moments from their brief marriage as Seal sings “Loneliest Star.”]
Seal: ¯ Picture the sky that is how high I reach ¯
Kendall's voice: Give me one reason why I should trust you.
Zach's voice: I will if anything comes to me. Hmm -- no. If I were you, Kendall, I wouldn't trust me at all.
Seal: ¯ So far alive none have been right for me ¯
Kendall's voice: Marriage to you has an upside. I can live like regular folks -- no love, some kicks on the side.
Seal: ¯ But your love, is a chance I'd like to take. With each breath in me, I’ll wait, if it brings you back to me. Because I'm free, and I'm young. I'm the loneliest star from the sun ¯
Kendall’s voice: You changed my life forever --
Seal: ¯ But I feel that I'm close to the one ¯
Kendall’s voice: Without my knowledge or consent. Who in the hell are you to do that?
Seal: ¯ Who will stop me from coming undone ¯
Zach's voice: I'm just like you.
Seal: ¯ 'Cause I'm free. I have been close. I have been almost near. But city light, but nothing quite like here ¯
Kendall’s voice: He is moving. I mean, he's -- he's doing somersaults and bicycling and acrobats. He's doing everything and, I mean -- wow. He -- he's really moving now, Zach, and he's ok. Spike is ok and -- and you were right, Zach. I -- I want my son. I -- I want him more than anything else in this entire world.
Seal: ¯ And your love ¯
Zach’s voice: And I promise I will never take the light out of your eyes again.
Seal: ¯ Is a light that binds us both ¯
Zach: You hate to see me go, but I got to fight for you and for Spike.
Seal: ¯ With each breath in me, I hope ¯
Zach: I won't let you down, you or your son.
Seal: ¯ We won't throw it all away ¯
Zach: But you're going to have to fight, too, ok?
Seal: ¯ Don’t you know that I'm free ¯
Kendall’s voice: It's like there's two Zachs.
Seal: ¯ And I'm young. I'm the loneliest star from the sun, and I feel that I'm close to the one, who will stop me from coming undone ¯
Kendall: There's the one who loves me, who would die for me. And then there's the one who is so devoted to Dixie that he would risk losing me to save her. You had that disc that was made when Greg was buried. Why?
Singers: ¯ With your love ¯
Seal: ¯ I know that I could be the best with ¯
Zach: I did what I did, because I'm cold, I'm calculated, and I wanted Madden dead.
Kendall: I am in love with a man who lets people be tortured --
Singers: ¯ With your love ¯
Seal: ¯ I know that I could take a risk with ¯
Kendall: Who laughs and smiles --
Singers: ¯ With your love ¯
Seal: ¯ I could fly with your love ¯
Kendall: Eats and makes love as if he had no clue that a man could die at any minute. Now, I'm just supposed to accept that? I'm just supposed to live with that?
Singers: ¯ With your love. With your love ¯
Seal: ¯ If anyone would try to mess with ¯
Singers: ¯ Your love ¯
Seal: ¯ You and I would be possessed with ¯
Singers: ¯ With your love ¯
[Zach’s deceased father appears to him.]
Alexander: What are you waiting for -- inspiration from above? How about from below? Father and son, together again. You don't look surprised to see me -- because you're not, are you? You always see me looking right back at you from your wife's horrified face, from her sad, heartbroken eyes. From your own reflection. I molded you in my own image, my most perfect creation -- my namesake. No one would ever understand you the way I do. No one would ever get close to you. And if they try, they would regret it. I told you it would never work with Kendall, and it hasn’t. Get it over with. Sign the papers, let her go. Or you will only cause her more pain.
[Still handling the dead rose, Kendall pricks herself with one of its thorns.]
Kendall: Ow! Damn it. Hmm.
Bianca: Our new brother asked me for some help and I couldn't give it to him. Hey. What happened?
Kendall: Zach. Why did I do it, Bianca? Why did I let myself fall for such a monster?
Bianca: Because your little sister told you it would be a great idea.
Ryan: You're not really helping me out here.
Annie: I don't want to talk about Emma’s father.
Ryan: Why is that?
Annie: What is this, the third degree?
Ryan: No, I want to help you. I'm trying to help you, but in order to do that, I need the truth.
Annie: And you have it. Emily is my child. I carried her. I gave birth to her.
Ryan: And did Greg Madden have anything to do with the birth? I mean, why did he have Emma’s pictures in his locker?
Annie: Because he was out of his mind? He probably took random pictures of kids on the street. It's a meaningless coincidence.
Ryan: And it probably is, but just from Dixie’s perspective, can you see how she may think that there's more to it?
Annie: Look, I am sorry that Greg Madden stole Dixie’s baby. I am sorry that Emma passed through a playground or -- or a courtyard or a parking lot where he happened to snap a photo of her. I am sorry that of the thousands of pictures that wacko had, Dixie fixated on the one of my child. And you know what? I'm sorry that David Hayward got Dixie’s hopes up by sticking his telephoto lens where it didn't belong. But if you think I'm handing over my kid, because of two snapshots, each taken by a total nut job, then you're a nut job, too. I mean, do Tad and Dixie even have any real proof, any solid evidence? Anything at all to back up this ludicrous idea that Emma is theirs?
Krystal: How something so tiny can pack such a powerful punch -- ahem.
Krystal: Huh. Morning sickness won't quit and neither will you. The answer is no. This baby is not Tad’s. I know exactly when I conceived, and Adam is the daddy. What happened between Tad and me was a -- a one-night deal, ok? He was in a bad way, and he needed a friend to talk him off the ledge. Obviously, we -- we did more than talking, but we discussed it, and it's never, ever going to happen again. He understands how much I love Adam.
Dixie: Why are you telling me this?
Krystal: Because I want you to understand. So that when Adam walks back in that door to make sure that his pregnant wife gets home in one piece, you don't chop our marriage to pieces.
Babe: Maybe I am partly to blame for keeping the grudge with you and Josh going.
J.R.: So you admit it?
Babe: Yes. I admit it, and I -- I regret pushing things with Josh, but he does not deserve to go to prison.
J.R.: He's done plenty to rate some quality time behind bars.
Babe: So have you, J.R. You were guilty of a terrible crime, but I could not let them put you behind bars, because I was afraid that the man I fell in love with would be lost forever. I stepped up, because I believed in you, and I still do. I believed you could be a better husband and a better father and a better man, so please, I am asking you -- be that better man now, help me save Josh like I saved you.
Colby: Took you long enough. Finally came for Babe, huh? Tell everyone how you can prove what a big, fat liar I am, and she's all yours.
J.R.: You want me to call my sister a liar, so I can save that scumball who keeps chasing my wife? You know, when that lowlife is not chasing you around, he's coming at me? He's pushing me. He's trying to get under my skin. He's a worthless waste of space. And just because you're the only person on the planet that believes him, you expect me to let him off the hook?
Babe: Because it's the right thing to do.
Josh: What scheme are you working now, Colby?
Colby: Isn't it obvious? I made that whole story up about you seducing me, so the cops would arrest you. Get your love toy, Babe, all fired up. That's right. I know you two were getting busy while I was presumed dead.
Josh: Babe never did a damn thing to you.
Colby: She cheated on my brother. You know, Babe’s been working J.R. from the beginning just to grab a taste of the good life. Babe and her mom make me sick. Mooching off of us while they should be standing on the corner offering a two-for-one discount.
Josh: You know, you are one messed-up little girl.
Colby: You know, I don't care how deep Krystal’s got her press-on nails hooked into my dad. There's no way I am having fried bologna and squeeze cheese for my Thanksgiving dinner. I want them gone.
Josh: Well, I can't help you.
Colby: Wrong. You need to walk in there and do what your nasty-ass girlfriend won’t. Tell J.R. that you bagged Babe, and I'll admit that you never touched me. Either way, it's a win-win situation. No prison for you, and no Babe for me. And you could live happily ever after in Slutsville.
Dixie: Look, I don't want to hurt your marriage. I've caused more than enough damage since I've been back. You say the baby's Adam’s, the baby's Adam’s.
Krystal: No doubts? No questions?
Dixie: The only questions I have right now are about Kate. I just want to find my daughter.
Adam: The car's out front, all warmed up. I found this in the back seat. I don't want you catching a chill. Thank you for looking after my lady.
Krystal: Yes. Thank you.
Adam: Shall we?
David: You never should have let them take her away. Kate belongs with her mother.
Annie: I am her mother. If Tad and Dixie found something or know something about Emma, I have a right to know.
Ryan: You and I have had some good times, right? I mean, we have. ConFusion. Raged there. Of course, we proved to be the world's lamest shot drinkers, you being slightly more lame than me.
Annie: You were trying to convince me to stay in Pine Valley that night, too.
Ryan: Yeah, I gave you a list of reasons why you should stick around, remember? And one of them was because I -- I didn't want to lose you as a friend. I don't let friends fall, Annie. So why don't you tell me the whole story? Really. Emma's birth, her biological father, all of it.
Annie: You turned on me. You used to be on my side, but not anymore.
Ryan: That is so completely not true, and you know it. Why are you doing this? Why are you holding out on me?
Kendall: And that's the story of how far a man will go for a woman and her child.
Bianca: Well, Zach must have really felt for Dixie. I know I do. Her little girl is still out there somewhere.
Kendall: Ok, you don't have to bust out with your hankie yet. Dixie has had plenty of support. She's practically sucked this whole town dry. And then some moron went and buried Greg Madden alive for little St. Dixie of perpetual need.
Bianca: If I was up against a rich, powerful sicko with a God complex, I think I'd need a friend, too.
Kendall: All right. Would you be ok with the love of your life sitting and listening to that sicko beg for his life in a wooden box? Because that's what Zach did for his little pal, Dixie. And he has made it quite clear that he has no regrets.
Bianca: Well, I'm not saying that what Zach did was right.
Kendall: He knew a man was being tortured and didn't lift a finger. I'd say that's about as wrong as it gets. And then Zach said that he just didn't care. I can't tell you how horrible it was to hear those words come out of his mouth.
Bianca: Ok, let's say the child that Greg Madden stole was Spike, or Miranda. Would you still be as horrified?
Kendall: A, it wasn't Spike or Miranda, and B, Greg didn't steal Dixie’s baby, she gave her baby away. She made the mistake of handing over her child to that freak, and now the rest of the world has to pay.
Bianca: That's a little harsh, don't you think?
Kendall: I have tried to have compassion for Dixie. But it's like you give the woman an inch, and she takes your husband.
Bianca: Zach can be incredibly generous when it comes to helping women, maybe a little too generous, but you have to know that he always puts you and Spike first.
Kendall: Zach has been Dixie’s loyal foot soldier since she first came back to town. Because of her, he's kept secrets from me. I mean, getting anything out of him -- where he's going, what he's doing -- it's almost impossible. And then that -- the gory details of Greg’s recording -- I practically had to beat that out of him.
Bianca: During the holidays, when I was playing Cupid for you guys, I thought that you were perfect for each other. I was sure that Zach would give you faith in love again. And then when I saw him fight for Spike's life, that devotion, that love -- it was incredible, Kendall.
Kendall: It's like one minute, Zach’s the man I share this deep soul connection with. And the next, it's as if he has no soul at all. He -- he changes just like that. He slips so far away, I can't reach him. No one can.
Alexander: You still want to torture me. But burying me alive isn't an option.
Zach: You deserve everything Greg Madden got and worse.
Alexander: Because I stole a child from you.
Zach: That's not all you did.
Alexander: You cannot get rid of me.
Zach: Rot in hell.
Alexander: You are right there with me. You always will be.
Dixie: Your opinion is no longer needed, David. I'm going to take Ryan up on his offer to help.
David: You're trusting Lavery over me? Why am I not surprised?
Dixie: Ryan is Tad’s friend and mine. He wants to help. That's called an unselfish motive, David -- a concept that's totally foreign to you. Besides which, Ryan has access to information that nobody else does, because he's close to Annie.
David: Oh, yeah. Yeah, he's close to her all right. I'd say a little too close, wouldn't you? To a kidnapper. Annie came to Pine Valley to hide. And Ryan has kept her hidden. And don't you think it's a little too convenient that her supposedly perverted husband got gunned down by Ryan’s psychotic brother? All before anything could be proven in a court of law.
Dixie: I don't know what you're talking about. I don't know how you can say such horrible things about a person you don't even know.
David: You're damn right I don't know her. Do you? This mystery lady has Ryan so whipped, he gave her a job, a place to stay, 24-hour security. He even broke the law for her. And then he let her escape when she -- when she pumped a bullet into him. Don't you think that he's developing some pretty major affection for her and for her daughter? Ryan is not going to help you, Dixie. He's going to help Annie take away your little girl. So by all means, trust Ryan. Go right ahead. You can trust him to make sure you never see Kate again.
Ryan: So when did this happen? When did you -- when did you stop trusting me?
Annie: I have told you everything you need to know.
Ryan: Have you?
Annie: Do you want to help me?
Ryan: Yes, of course, I want --
Annie: Then accept that what I'm telling you is the truth. Dixie Martin gave birth to a little girl, but not the little girl that's in that room. Emma is my child. I felt her kick inside of me. I -- I heard her first cry. I stroked her cheek the day she was born. She is mine, Ryan, I swear. On Emma’s life. Oh, hey.
Erin: I tried to put her down for a nap, but she just kept saying something about Christopher. I don't know, she said --
Erin: Mommy would know.
Annie: Oh, I -- I bought this necklace when we were moving around a lot. I don't know -- for a little extra protection, guidance. It's a St. Christopher.
Ryan: Let me help you. St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Yeah, I've --
Ryan: I've heard of him. Got a little tangled. Why don't you take that?
Ryan: There you go.
Annie: Thanks. Come here, sweetie. Emma likes to -- likes to wear it to sleep sometimes, don't you? Usually, we share it, but since you love it so much, it's yours now, ok? And all the -- the peace that goes with it. I love you, sweetie.
Emma: I love you, too, Mommy.
Annie: Come here.
Babe: All I want -- all I've ever wanted is a real marriage. A strong marriage.
J.R.: Sometimes you have a real funny way of showing it.
Babe: Yes, J.R., I have made plenty of mistakes. We both have, and we're going to keep on making them, because that's what being married is all about. That's what life is all about. But we don't have to let our mistakes destroy what we've been working so hard to get back to. Being a real family, you, me, and Little A.
J.R.: You have some magic trick to make things different from the way they've always been?
Babe: It's not magic, J.R., it is a decision, a decision that we make together, as a married couple, that no matter how angry we get, we don't -- we don't lash out, and we don't go looking for revenge. And if we can make that promise, and keep it, our marriage can survive anything.
Colby: You could end their marriage right now. Bust in there and claim your skank.
Josh: Yeah, well, you can go to hell, Colby.
Colby: Help me! Help me!
Josh: What are you doing, Colby?
Colby: Help! Help!
Josh: Are you crazy?
Colby: Daddy, help me! Daddy!
Adam: What the hell is going on here?
Colby: He's attacking me!
Josh: I didn't do it.
J.R.: What are you doing?
Adam: What kind of an animal are you?
J.R.: You like touching 16-year-old girls?
Josh: She came at me!
J.R.: Now you're blaming Colby? You're twisted. You know that, you're really twisted.
Babe: Stop it. We don't even know what happened.
Colby: Josh grabbed me! Who knows what he could have done if you guys hadn't heard me screaming.
Adam: Nobody's going to hear Josh's screams, I assure you.
Krystal: Honey, I kind of need to sit down, please.
J.R.: You like harassing little girls?
Josh: I didn't touch her!
J.R.: Then why was she screaming?
Josh: Because she has serious mental problems.
J.R.: And you're about to have some serious physical problems.
Babe: Don't, please.
J.R.: All right, that's fine. That's fine. We'll just let the cops handle this, then.
Josh: I'm telling you, I did not lay a finger on this girl!
Krystal: All right, now just take it down a notch.
Adam: Colby -- Colby, please do not shout.
Colby: Then do something, Daddy!
Babe: Enough! I'm ending this, now.
Bianca: Josh and Babe, you and Zach -- I feel like I have no answers. This is like one of those horrible nightmares where you're in the classroom, and you look down at your test sheet, and your mind goes completely blank. I feel like I'm flunking sibling 101.
Kendall: Come on. Don't worry, Binks. I don't think there's anyone that can come up with a solution for us.
Man: Kendall Hart Slater? Sign here.
Kendall: Ok. Thank you.
Man: Thank you.
Kendall: Mm-hmm. Thanks. Zach just gave me my answer. My divorce papers, with Zach’s signature.
Annie: Well, it took three lullabies and a story I made up on the fly, but she's finally asleep. Yeah, the story actually wasn't half bad. It was -- it was that there was a rabbit, a duck, and a toad. No. No, a -- a rabbit, a duck, and a frog. And they all lived together on this farm. But nobody really likes the duck, because he's bossy, and he bosses everybody around, and --
Ryan: Annie --
Annie: And the frog --
Ryan: Annie --
Ryan: I believe you. I'm not going to let anybody take your daughter away.
Dixie: Don't trust Ryan, don't trust Tad, don't trust anyone, right, David? Oh, that's right -- except you.
David: Hallelujah. She's finally seen the light.
Dixie: You are about as far from the light as I can imagine.
David: Yeah, well, maybe a little darkness is exactly what you need right now.
Dixie: What's that supposed to mean?
David: I would do anything -- I would do whatever it takes to get Kate back. I would do things that other people wouldn't even dream of.
Dixie: What do you mean? What kind of things?
David: Annie's already proven that she's not afraid to run with Kate. Before she makes another break for it, you have to beat her to it. And I'll help you.
Dixie: What are you saying? Kidnap the child? Are you insane? I mean, I don't even know if she's mine. What if it's a mistake? What if you're wrong? What if you're lying to me again?
David: What if I'm not?
Babe: You need to leave.
Josh: Are you sure?
Babe: Go. Now, Josh. Josh did not touch Colby, and I can prove it.
Krystal: Honey, why don't you just take a breather?
Babe: Mama --
J.R.: How, Babe? How are you going to prove it?
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Bianca (to Josh): You don't look happy.
Josh: Babe could be paying for my freedom right now. You know how J.R. can be when he gets angry.
J.R. (to Babe): You ending our marriage?
Kendall: Zach --
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