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All My Children Transcript Thursday 10/26/06

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Amanda: Thank you for your concern, but I'm happy with Jonathan.

Del: Oh, really? How can you be? A month ago the guy was a stuttering moron, before that he was a psychopath who had a couple of murders under his belt.

Amanda: Where do you get off judging him?

Del: Oh, gee, I don't know -- a few homicides maybe?

Amanda: That's history, ok? I've done my share of damage, too. I don't care about Jonathan’s past, he doesn't care about mine. We accept and respect each other, and he's totally honest.

Del: It's a front, Amanda. Nobody changes that much.

Amanda: Look, you don't know him, ok? He is sweet and gentle and caring.

Del: Ok, all right. Well, maybe I'm not as sugarcoated as Jonathan, but at least I'm real. I'm not going to lie to you, I'm not going to hurt you.

Amanda: Jonathan would never hurt me. He makes me feel happy and safe. Oh, and finally I know what true love feels like. I love him, Del. I love Jonathan.

[The smile leaves Amanda’s face as she turns around and sees Jonathan standing behind her.]

Kendall: Well, this is a surprise. Hmm. Usually I hate surprises, but I like this one.

Zach: Well, I had the sudden urge to have lunch with you and Spike.

Kendall: Uh -- well -- uh -- you'll just have to settle for me. I told Rachael she could have our boy for the day.

Zach: Really?

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Zach: No Spike, huh? Just you and me alone in the house? Whatever will we do?

Kendall: Hmm.

Sean: Hey, Colby.

Colby: Hey. What are you doing here?

Sean: You want me to go?

Colby: No. I'm just curious why you came by, that's all.

Sean: Just to see what's up. You and me, remember? Starting over?

Colby: Right. And how do we do that, exactly?

Babe: Why don't we go wait for Marian in the lobby?

J.R.: Babe and I were going to grab some lunch. Care to join us? The lobster salad is out of this world. What do you say? I'm buying.

Josh: Listen, whatever you have to dish out, do me a favor and save it, all right? I got the message loud and clear. I've officially backed off. So no more dropping by your house, no more run-ins at ConFusion, no more late-night meetings at the office. When Babe let me go the first time, she said it was best for everyone. I should've stayed gone. I've gotten out of your face. I'd appreciate it if you got out of mine.

Babe: J.R., come on. Let's go.

J.R.: Hang on a second.

Josh: What are you still doing here? I said go away.

J.R.: I'd like to offer you a job.

Josh: What?

[Sitting alone in his cabin using his computer, David pulls up a booking photo of J.R. on The Exposer’s website.]

Del: I -- uh -- I had no idea you guys were that serious. All -- all right, I'm -- I'm out of here.

Jonathan: Did you mean that? Are you in love with me?

Kendall: What is this? It's cute.

[Kendall picks up a cute little stuffed bunny.]

Zach: Don't look at me. Erica bought it for Spike.

Kendall: My mom came by?

Zach: Mm-hmm. Did I not mention that?

Kendall: Did you tell her that we were back together?

Zach: Yep.

Kendall: And she didn't try to kill you?

Zach: No. No, no. She called the police, but --

Kendall: What -- are you serious? Honey, I got to say you're better than me, man. You are way braver than I am. I -- I give you props. So if she didn't shove this bunny down your throat, then what did she do?

Zach: She said it's only a matter of time before I hurt you again.

Sean: You said you were stressing over a term paper. Shakespeare, right?

Colby: Oh. Yes. I have one day to write the most brilliant, original essay ever, and I don't even have a topic. Kill me now.

Sean: Have no fear, for Sean took Shakespeare last year.

Colby: Hmm. "The Course of True Love: Comparing 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Romeo and Juliet.'" "Maiden Virtue: Shakespeare's Depiction of Human Sexuality"?

Sean: Yeah, keep -- keep going. The next one screams "Colby."

Colby: "A Thankless Child"? "Disobedient Daughters in Shakespeare’s Tragedies." Ok. Tell me you did not write all of these?

Sean: No, I downloaded them -- for inspirational purposes only. You can't copy them. I know this guy who turned in a paper he got online. Got busted, got kicked out of school.

Colby: You didn't have to do this.

Sean: I know, but I figure we can kick off this whole starting-over deal as friends.

Colby: Ok. So, is junior year as hellacious as everyone says it is?

Sean: Worse.

Colby: God, don't tell me that, please. It's like you have to ace every test, get good grades -- oh, yeah -- and don't forget to be well-rounded.

Sean: Yeah. Get into the perfect college or your life is over.

Colby: Exactly, and I'm 16. I should be having fun -- no worries, no obligations. Instead, it's like one huge competition -- how do I rank, what percentile am I in? It's like between my family's drama and my social life, who has time for school? What? It's true.

Sean: No -- hey, you don't have to sell me on it. I -- I live the nightmare. But my struggles are almost over. Once I mail in my college applications, I'm on cruise control.

Colby: So, basically, my life sucks?

Sean: No, it sucks to be a junior. But, you know, maybe I can make it suck a little bit less. Last year at this time, I was exactly where you are now -- nothing but papers, exams, and #2 pencils. But I survived. You will, too. I'll help you.

Colby: How?

Sean: What's your least favorite class?

Colby: Hmm -- Chemistry.

Sean: I'm really good at Chemistry.

Jonathan: Is it true?

Amanda: Would it really be that terrible -- you and me in love?

Jonathan: Friends with benefits. That's where this whole deal started with us. You know, we would take a break from work, grab a burger, enjoy the "benefits." I'm not in love with you, Amanda.

Amanda: Well, thank God. How much would that suck -- one of us falling head over heels and the other one not?

Jonathan: So that whole little thing that you were just saying in here -- that was just a lie to --

Amanda: It was a way to get dumb-ass Del to back off. He won't take no for an answer, so I had to scare him. And apparently I did a pretty good job, because you turned about as white as he did when I dropped the L bomb. I -- I didn't mean to freak you out.

Jonathan: You know that I'm not over Lily, and I -- I don't know if I ever will be. She was my --

Amanda: Your wife.

Jonathan: Yes.

Amanda: Hello -- me, front and center for your entire marriage.

[Amanda chuckles]

Amanda: I can't believe my speech got you that good. Maybe I should give up this gig and go into acting. Quit slacking. Back to work.

Zach: Where's the rye bread?

Kendall: I hate rye bread. The seeds get in my teeth, remember?

Zach: Oh. Well, whatever we have is fine, then. I couldn't find the truffle mayo that the emir sent, either. Funny -- here's a guy, lose a million dollars at the tables, and sends a gift basket. Love that.

Kendall: Yeah, yeah, I threw it away. I even knew how much you loved all that fancy-schmancy gourmet stuff, so I tossed it.

Zach: You tossed everything?

Kendall: Yep.

Zach: The caviar?

Kendall: Oh, down the drain.

Zach: The chocolate?

Kendall: Yeah, out the window.

Zach: What about the bottle -- the bottle of --

Kendall: Many, many shards. And -- and don't bother looking for your Cuban cigars, either. They're -- ahem.

Zach: All of them?

Kendall: Even the ones you hid under the sofa.

Zach: Huh.

Kendall: Didn't think I knew about those, did you? I was pretty damn mad at you.

Zach: Well, the most important thing is still here.

Kendall: Well played.

[Adroitly using his mouse, David finds a photo of Zach online and moves it over to a new page he’s compiling, next to pictures of Ryan, Dixie, Tad, and J.R., then he contemplates a picture of Adam on Tempo’s cover.]

Josh: So Babe fires me, now you want to hire me? Oh, that's a good one. You're killing me, J.R. What is this, your good deed for the century? Or are you just scared that I'll sue the entire Chandler clan for what your psycho sister did to me?

J.R.: Colby pointing her finger at you was wrong. I guess that this is a semi-apology. But putting all that personal stuff aside, the word is that your business skills are no joke. I mean, you did land Zarf for the Fusion teen campaign.

Josh: That was all Babe.

Babe: It was a team effort.

J.R.: Chandler offers a very generous salary, tons of benefits, lots of perks.

Josh: Well, my office would have to be fully loaded. I'm talking flat-screen TV, DVD player, and, of course, a CD player with a hook-up that I could blast whatever I wanted to out to the company.

Babe: Ahem.

J.R.: Bottom line is Chandler Enterprises is always looking for some new blood.

Josh: Well, if you want some new blood, all you got to do is push some bricks on an unsuspecting pregnant woman.

Babe: You know, Marian’s probably waiting for us. Come on.

J.R.: You know, it's a real offer. If you're not interested, all you have to do is say no.

Josh: No.

Marian: Oh, there you are, darlings!

Babe: Hey.

Marian: Here are the new listings, and they are to die for. Ooh. Speaking of "to die for" --

Babe: Oh -- um -- Marian Chandler, this is Josh Madden, Erica’s son.

Marian: Oh.

Josh: Pleasure to meet you.

Marian: Well, I could just eat you up with a spoon. If you're ever looking for a new house, do give me a ring. But my mission at the moment is to find a new nest for these two lovebirds.

Babe: Great. Then let's do it.

Marian: Oh, wait till you see the French colonial. Oh. It's got a playroom the size of a parking lot for Little Adam. And then it's got a nursery for your next little bundle of joy. It has four wood-burning fireplaces --

Babe: Hmm.

Marian: Two in the master bedrooms upstairs --

Del: Uh -- knock-knock. Jonathan, the new shipment of glasses just came in. Delivery guy wants to know where to put the boxes.

[As soon as Jonathan leaves the office, Amanda walks over to Del and smacks him on the arm.]

Del: What the hell was that for?

Amanda: You ever come near me again, you stupid ape, I'll knock you out permanently. Did you catch that, meathead?

Del: Yes, ma'am.

Amanda: Good. Get out of my sight before I --

[Amanda kicks the cabinet then picks up the phone.]

Amanda: Babe, it's me, Amanda. I messed up bad, really bad. I need you to call me as soon as you get this. I need to talk. Even if J.R. is trying to drown you in a -- in a vat of body shimmer, you need to call me.

[Amanda sits down and sobs while Jonathan watches from the doorway.]

Zach: Could you pass the mustard --

Kendall: Do you want some more --

Zach: It's right there --

Kendall: Oh, but which one do you want?

Zach: Go ahead, it's fine.

Kendall: No, no, no, I --

Zach: I insist. No, it's fine.

Kendall: Ugh! This is -- this is really weird.

Zach: What weird?

Kendall: This, Zach, us. You and me -- it's like we're -- we're two strangers on a really bad first date.

Zach: It's not bad. We got this, we got that funny drink you made -- we're good.

Kendall: I want to be comfortable around you, Zach, but I'm just -- I'm not.

Zach: Ok. Let's go.

Kendall: Where?

Zach: We're going out.

Kendall: Out? No, wait a minute. What about Spike?

Zach: We're going to leave a note for Rachael. Get your phone.

Kendall: Ok.

[A brooding David adds Jamie to his computer album of photos next to Krystal.]

Colby: So you'd really help me with my schoolwork?

Sean: Sure. But you have to supply the snacks.

Colby: Ok. It's a deal. Thank you for coming over and helping me. I appreciate it. I'm really down with the whole two-person study team.

Sean: Yeah. I'll try to make it as painless as possible.

Colby: Hmm.

Sydney: How about we make it a threesome? The study group?

Colby: Don't you have a floor to mop?

Sydney: Yeah -- right after I do six hours of Calculus, finish my History paper, and study for my French exam. Junior year. I'd definitely dig having a tutor, though.

Colby: He's booked.

Sean: Actually, maybe we can work something out.

Sydney: Yeah?

Colby: Oh -- hey, you want a soda?

Sean: Yeah. Sounds good.

Colby: Ok.

Sydney: I'd love one, too.

Colby: Yeah, I'm sure you would.

Sean: I'm glad we have a minute alone.

Sydney: Why's that?

Sean: So I can tell you how pissed I am at you for saying all the stuff about Colby.

Jonathan: Hey.

Amanda: Hey.

[Though she tries to stop crying, Amanda accepts Jonathan’s shoulder to cry on then pulls away.]

Jonathan: Amanda, please listen to me.

Amanda: Don’t. Just don't, please? I don't want your pity, ok? And -- and I don't want to hear for the millionth time how much you love Lily, because God knows I have known that all along. And -- and you can shove that "It's not you, it's me" speech, too. Ok, I get it. We're over. You never have to deal with me again.

Jonathan: I don't want it to be over.

Marian: Choices, choices.

[Marian chuckles]

Marian: Ok, look, the big question here is, are you two so thrilled about something new that you're just ready to jump right away, or do you want to hold out for something that says "Forever"? Well, for instance, this one has 10 acres of the most exquisite landscaping I have ever seen.

[Babe and Josh stare at each other across the room and recall what happened between them.]

Babe's voice: Why won't you hear me, Josh? I don't want to walk away from J.R. I love him, I really do.

Josh's voice: If that's true, you should have no trouble at all telling me it's over.

Babe's voice: You have to move on with your life.

Josh's voice: Admit it. You love me.

Babe's voice: Yes.

Josh's voice: I love you, Babe. God, I love you.

J.R.: Babe? Babe, you have to choose. Which house do you want to see first?

Babe: Oh, I -- they all look amazing.

J.R.: Well, why don't we start with the one with the stable? Maybe Little Adam would like a horse.

Marian: Ok. I'll set up an appointment.

J.R.: Hey -- if you're not feeling up to it, I'll just tell Marian to call it off.

Babe: What was that all about with Josh? Offering him a job -- was it just for --

J.R.: Revenge? Honestly, I have no idea where that came from. Just sort of came out. Maybe there was a little guilt involved, but -- I said "just a little." And don't go telling anyone. My reputation's at stake. No, the reason why Josh's job went bust was because of me. Colby pulled a number on him, and I went along with it for a little while. I don't know -- I guess my conscience just needed a little cleansing. I'm just glad that he said no.

Babe: Well, thank you for making the effort. I love you.

J.R.: I love you, too.

Josh: Ahem. Too late to change my mind?

J.R.: You want the free lunch, or do you want the job?

Josh: I'll take both -- unless you're just hosing me.

J.R.: I said it was a real offer.

Josh: Well, in that case, I'll take the lobster salad.

[As he sits down, Josh uses the excuse of picking up a napkin to touch Babe’s hand.]

Josh: And you can tell me what Chandler needs I might be able to fill.

Babe: Well, looks like you two need to talk business. I'm going to go check on Marian, see how she's doing with our appointment.

[David stares at framed photos of Babe and his deceased daughter Leora on his desk then turns back to his computer and stares daggers into J.R.’s picture.]

Sean: All that stuff you said

Sean: All that stuff you said about Colby -- it was a bunch of lies.

Sydney: What did I say?

Sean: What -- telling me she's insane, that she's been having sex since she was 12.

Sydney: Sean, I said she has problems.

[Hiding in the tunnel, Colby enjoys hearing Sean defending her.]

Sean: No, no, no, you make Colby out to be some -- some party girl slut who gets off on sending guys she slept with to prison.

Sydney: All right, well, you know what? She's no Girl Scout, if that's what you think.

Sean: Oh, you shouldn't diss her.

Sydney: Sean, I was just trying to make sure she didn't sic the cops on you -- or worse, her dad. Sean, he still wants you dead for everything that went down the night of our Sweet-16 after-party.

Sean: Not anymore. No, Mr. Chandler and I had a chat. It's called "dealing with things maturely." You should try it sometime. Mr. Chandler and I are cool, and Colby and I are cool. I like her.

Sydney: So, what, are you guys, like, together now?

Sean: Look, all I'm saying is I like Colby, and we're going to hang out.

Sydney: So what about me? Am I just completely out of the picture?

Sean: No. No, just -- just don't put down Colby anymore, you know, not to me, not to anyone else. Ok?

Sydney: All right. It won't happen again. I swear. So, can we start our study group now?

Jonathan: Since I lost Lily, I've gone to some pretty rough places trying to figure out what's left for me, and then wondering if there's -- there's any reason to find out at all. You. You. Your kindness, your understanding of me, that smile -- it's what's gotten me through.

Amanda: Here it comes -- "but."

Jonathan: Amanda, I care about you a lot. That's why us being physical -- it has to stop. I can't pull you in any deeper and then -- and risk hurting you.

Amanda: What if I'm willing to risk it?

Amanda: Hmm. That's what I get for falling for the good guy. Don't get me wrong, there's no regrets here, even though it feels like I just took a hit to the heart. At least now I know that I have one.

Jonathan: I am so lucky you reached out to me. You're amazing. You're an amazing woman, you're an amazing friend. You care, you listen to people. You help in ways that you can't even imagine. That's why I have to make sure that that heart of yours doesn't get broken.

Amanda: News flash -- it's too late.

Kendall: Ok, since you picked the lock, I assume that my mom and Jack have no idea that we're on their boat!

Zach: No idea at all.

Kendall: Ooh. "At Last" looks like she's on her last legs.

Zach: What are you talking about? A little bit of paint, she'll be good as new.

Kendall: It's a complete wreck.

Zach: Solid construction, built to weather any storm. It's going to take a little time, but she'll come back strong.

Kendall: But it won't be like it was before.

Zach: Maybe not -- maybe it'll be better.

Kendall: You think?

Zach: What do you think?

Kendall: Why did you bring me here?

Zach: You know why.

Kendall: This is where you rescued me from Greg Madden’s wacked-out maternity resort. This is where we got married, where we made love for the first time.

Zach: And this is where you forgave me once before.

Kendall: For causing the blackout.

Zach: Maybe this was a bad idea. Let's --

Kendall: No, no. Actually, you're -- you're right. This is where I forgave you last time. Oh, I was so angry with you. You showed up on that island, you kidnapped me, I -- I thought I had all the answers. Motherhood and me -- not happening. And then everything changed right here. When Spike didn't move, when I couldn't feel him inside of me anymore, those were the longest few minutes of my life. Then, finally, he kicked. And that's when I knew that I wanted my son more than my own life. But you already knew that. You -- you realized that way before I did. If you hadn't, I don't know what would've happened.

Zach: I always knew you loved your kid. And I couldn't live with the idea of him not being in your life. And I couldn't live with the idea of me not being in your life. I still can't.

Kendall: When you proposed to me the next morning, when -- when you and Spike and I -- when we became a family, that was the most beautiful morning of my whole life. Just perfect. No anger, no fear, just total peace.

Zach: When we were on that deck and I -- I said I wanted forever with you, I -- I meant that.

Kendall: That time feels like it was ages ago.

Zach: Can we get it back?

Kendall: I want it back. I want us back.

Zach: But you're scared.

Kendall: Not of you, or -- or me. I'm just scared of being hurt again.

Zach: I'm more scared of that than you are. I don't want to hurt you.

Kendall: Ok. So what do we do? We just -- we keep, you know, acting like everything's ok, swapping small talk? You pour some coffee and –

[Just as Zach and Kendall kiss, the lights go out.]

Zach: I swear, that wasn't me that time.

Kendall: Ok.

Zach: Probably just a bad fuse or something. I got it.

Kendall: Are you sure?

Zach: I know what it is.

Kendall: Ok.

Zach: I got it. Here we go.

Kendall: You know -- um -- us in the dark there -- that was actually kind of working for me.

Zach: Yeah?

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Zach: But I got to fix this, otherwise I can't take you on a cruise.

Kendall: Right, and make your mother-in-law that much more insane?

Zach: Yeah, I think I figured it out. I think I got it. Hang on. Let's try -- ok.

[Trying to get the lights back on, Zach electrocutes himself.]

Kendall: Oh-oh-oh. Are you ok?

Zach: I -- I'm fine. Ooh. Ooh -- woke me up.

Kendall: That's really funny, actually. You looked really funny. I'm sorry. Are you ok?

Zach: I'm fine.

Kendall: No.

Colby: Here you go.

Sean: Oh, thanks.

Colby: Mm-hmm. Anytime.

Sydney: Oh, where's mine?

Colby: You know, Sean, I was thinking -- uh -- for the topic for my Shakespeare paper? I think I want to explore female sexuality.

Sydney: Sean -- ahem. Where were we before be were so rudely interrupted? Ok, so, anyway, what I -- oh, yes, ok. Um -- I'm -- I'm taking AP French and AP English, and I'm really stressed because, seriously, my courses are so much harder than hers. It's not even funny.

[Sean chuckles as Colby surreptitiously places a gold paperweight into Sydney’s backpack]

Sydney: Like, seriously.

Sean: Sounds like a lot of work, Syd.

Sydney: I know, it is. And then they signed me up for this Physics seminar. I guess you need, like, special permission from the department to get in or something because they only take eight students, so I'm pretty excited.

Sean: Physics, huh?

Sydney: Mm-hmm.

Sean: I prefer Phys -- Ed.

[Sydney laughs]

Sydney: I know. Those extracurriculars are crucial. Actually, I'm so excited because I'm going to try out for track in the spring.

Sean: Oh, cool.

Colby: You know what, Sean? I decided I -- I want to change my mind for the topic for my paper. I think I want to do "Taming of the Shrew."

[Sean sighs]

Sean: Ladies, it's been real, but my brain hurts.

Colby: Oh, well, thank you for bringing those papers by.

Sydney: And thanks for going over my classes with me.

Colby: You know, I'm really less freaked out about this year, knowing that you're going to be around to help me.

Sydney: Me, too.

Colby and Sydney: I'll call you.

Sean: Later.

[Colby sighs]

Colby: You know, I'm really excited that Sean’s going to look over my first draft of my essay, so I'd better get to work.

Sydney: Hey, hands off my bag.

Colby: Oh, yeah, that's right. Yours is the ugly one. Here, let me take it to your room, so no one else gets nauseated looking at it.

Jonathan: I'm a total mess. Everything that's happened in these last few months -- Amanda, I haven't even begun to -- to wrap my mind around it.

Amanda: Look, I know that you have tons to deal with, ok? And you do not have to worry about adding me to the list. You are not going to find me sobbing in a supply closet or having a breakdown behind the bar. I'll be fine, Jonathan.

Jonathan: This is undoubtedly the lamest line of all time, but I need to be your friend still.

Amanda: Just no benefits.

Jonathan: Are you cool with that?

Amanda: Well, hell, no, I'm not cool with it. But I'll take what I can get. If you even think of shaking my hand right now, I will rip your arm right out of the socket.

[Jonathan tenderly hugs Amanda as she tries to suppress her tears.]

[Music plays]

Zach: Nothing says romance like an electric shock.

Kendall: Yeah. I adore you for risking life and limb to try to show me a good time.

Zach: Hmm, she adores me -- that's -- that's nice. That's a good start.

Kendall: She loves you.

Zach: She does?

Kendall: Mm-hmm.

Zach: From here on out, it's nothing but good memories. I'll erase all the bad ones.

Kendall: I don't know if that's possible. Well, we'll sure as hell try.

[Kendall and Zach proceed to kiss.]

J.R.: Option one, you would head up International Marketing. You'd be responsible for taking the Chandler vision worldwide.

Josh: I'm not looking to rack up my frequent-flyer miles.

J.R.: Ok. Second option is the VP of Business Development. You'd be responsible for driving new ideas, strategizing, schmoozing our clientele.

David: Is this really the Valley Inn, or an alternate universe?

J.R.: Drop dead, Hayward.

David: I got to tell you, J.R., I've terribly misjudged you. I've always had you pegged as a bottom feeder, but here you are, taking the high road. Sitting down to a civilized meal with the man who had an affair with your wife.

[From the doorway, Babe anxiously watches the confrontation.]

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

Annie (to Tad and Dixie): Emma is not your daughter, end of discussion.

Dixie (to Judge Walsh): I have to know if this is my child. It's my only option left.

David (to Josh): Be a man and do it. Tell him that you made love to his wife. You can see it in her eyes. This marriage is over.

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