AMC Transcript Tuesday 1/2/07

All My Children Transcript Tuesday 1/2/07

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Tad: Oh, come on, Zach. You gave me a job to do Ė look into your past. Iíve done it. Iíve got your connection to the Fusion murders. So it all fits Ė the white ribbon and the gardenias. The fact that Erin and Simone died in their 20s the same way she did. I think you owe me a bigger picture.

Zach: Do you know who she was?

Tad: Iím sorry. That had to be tough for you.

Zach: The similarities, you know, you got the flowers and white ribbons the way that Erin died, Simone died. It was a message to me. There's a psycho out there who's anticipating my fear. Kendall is the real target.

Tad: I agree. Your wife's in a lot of danger. If you know anything, if you suspect anything, we have to bring this guy in.

Zach: If I knew who it was, I wouldn't need you.

Kendall: I'll handle this, Josh.

Josh: Yeah? Go ahead.

Ryan: Well, I honestly don't care which one of you does it. Just somebody tell -- tell me.

Kendall: God.

Ryan: Why are you yelling about Annie?

Kendall: Ryan, Ryan?

Kendall: You -- you already know that I'm not sure if Annie is good enough for you.

Ryan: Oh.

Kendall: Ok, I have very high standards when it comes to you.

Ryan: What was the argument about, Kendall? What was it?

Kendall: Well, Josh was reading me. Your private life is none of my business, neither is his. I'm wrong about everything -- you and Annie, Josh and Babe, immigration, free trade.

Ryan: Oh.

Kendall: Ok, come here, baby. Give Mama a little kiss. Come on. Yes, Happy New Year, my sweet boy. Ok.

Ryan: Ah. Just --

Kendall: Ok, wait -- Ryan? Ryan! What are you -- come on. Come on, Ryan. I've got work to do. What are you doing? Ryan, come on.

Ryan: You need to tell me right now what you have against Annie.

Colby: The view is from the bedside table. Here's Babe. She's coming in with Josh. And then she's moving over to the bed. And this is where it gets romantic, maybe. He's putting her on the bed. And then somebody knocks over the clock radio onto the floor.

Babe: Hey. What are you looking at? Come on, it's bad enough you're stuck in bed without some lousy website making you feel worse. What is it?

Bianca: Zarf.

Zarf: Zoe. My name is Zoe. I've wanted you to meet me, and I thought the beginning of the new year -- what could be more perfect?

Jack: Yes. Ha-ha-ha.

Sean: Hey, Uncle Jack?

Jack: Yeah?

Sean: Before you and Erica get started, uh -- you need to know something.

Jack: No, you know what, Sean? There's nothing I need to know. I don't care if you turned all the clocks in Pine Valley ahead an hour. I don't care if you sabotaged the ball in Times Square. Tonight, my friend, I celebrate, ok?

Sean: Yeah, but you -- it's big.

Jack: Oh, and there is something most definitely to celebrate.

Erica: What do you think? Is it everything you expected?

Tad: There's got to be somebody somewhere who would want to dredge up the worst moment of your life, torture you with it, kill two innocent people, and then go after Kendall.

Zach: It's your job to find out.

Tad: I'm trying to do my job, I want you to help me. Now, who was around when Amelia died?

Zach: No one.

Tad: No, come on. There had to be someone, someone you confided in, somebody you --

Zach: I don't confide in people. No one knows about this, not even my wife.

Kendall: I don't want to see you dragged into a relationship, because the woman has one crisis after another.

Ryan: Kendall, I am in this relationship because I want to be. I mean, I have no idea what's going to -- what's going to happen with Annie and me. I don't, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. I enjoy her.

Kendall: Ryan, you're grieving for Erin. Ok? You're vulnerable.

Ryan: And Annie is helping me, Kendall. Annie and Emma are good for me.

Kendall: I don't want to see her take advantage of you.

Ryan: You're Spike's mother and you will be in my life forever. But you don't run it, Kendall. And you donít get a say as to who I spend it with, ok?

Kendall: Ok. Ok, fine.

Ryan: Ok.

Kendall: Can I -- can I go now? Bye, my love. Happy New Year.

Ryan: Yeah.

Josh: You know, you can't stop me from telling Ryan he's Emma's father.

Kendall: Uh -- no, that'll -- that'll have to be your decision.

Josh: Fat chance.

Kendall: Well, you haven't heard my deal yet.

Babe: Ok. We're supposed to be making him feel better, not worse.

J.R.: Homework. Poor Colby has an assignment that's due.

Babe: On New Year's Eve? On what? I -- I can help you if you want.

Colby: No, I'll just keep doing my own research and nail it.

Babe: That's a good attitude.

J.R.: You look fantastic. Are you going to ConFusion's New Year's Eve celebration?

Babe: Actually, no. I have an intimate dinner planned for two -- right here, with you. I'm going to go check on things in the kitchen. You mind keeping him company?

Colby: I have it covered. Please tell me you have some major plan.

Carl: Ms. Montgomery, are you ok?

Bianca: Oh, yeah. Um -- could you just please wait outside, Carl?

Zoe: It's a lot to absorb, I know.

Bianca: I'm sorry. I have no --

Zoe: You're surprised. Me, too -- and grateful -- to you. I've never gone out like this before.

Bianca: I don't understand.

Zoe: I almost stayed home tonight. But when I took that final look in the mirror and looked into my reflection, I saw your eyes, and I felt calm and safe. I knew I could share myself with you. Please tell me I wasn't wrong. You see who I really am.

[Bianca slaps Zoe]

Bianca: Yeah. I do.

Josh: Listen, Kendall, thanks to my experimental beginnings, Jeff Martin didn't know I was his son until six months ago.

Kendall: This is completely different.

Josh: Jeff missed my childhood. He wanted to be a father to me. I'm not going to do that to Ryan.

Kendall: You still haven't heard my offer.

Josh: Nothing you offer me will buy my silence.

Kendall: Even if I offer you Babe?

Colby: I wish she hadn't shown up at Josh's.

J.R.: Yeah, well, you only got the proof.

Colby: Yeah, that's making you miserable.

J.R.: Yeah, well, sometimes life sucks. But it's good to know that I can count on you for the truth.

Colby: I love you, J.R. Maybe there's some other explanation.

J.R.: At this point, I'll hear anything.

Colby: Maybe it was completely innocent.

J.R.: I'm not going to settle for "maybes."

Jack: Cheers.

Erica: Hmm.

Sean: Mmm, this -- this cider is really great. I could develop a serious thirst for this stuff.

Jack: Yeah? Well, there's a case in the pantry.

Erica: Men --

Jack: What?

Erica: Will you please stop talking about things that don't matter? Jack?

Jack: What, honey?

Erica: My necklace -- you still haven't told me how you like it.

Sean: Oh, shouldn't you be racing to some velvet-roped location?

Jack: Well, sweetheart, the necklace is all right, but the woman wearing it -- unbelievable.

Erica: Well, it's my favorite piece of jewelry now.

Jack: Yeah?

Erica: Mm-hmm.

Jack: Where'd you get it?

Erica: Oh. From my not-so-secret admirer.

Sean: Look, great taste in women, and he knows exactly how to please them.

[Sean chuckles]

Sean: Perfect choice, Uncle Jack.

Bianca: How could you? I believed you. What's the game tonight, Zarf? Lay the lesbian?

Zoe: Oh, Bianca, you --

Bianca: You think this is a trip -- get yourself all decked out because I'm into women? Why not? The big, sexy beast rock star gets kinky to nail the lesbo. It's a great idea. You can start 2007 with a masquerade party all on your own.

Zoe: I'm not masquerading, Bianca. You are finally seeing the real me, who I truly am. Let me tell you how.

Erica: Ok, I'll be back in a flash --

Jack: Ok.

Erica: For the most memorable New Year's we've ever shared.

[Jack chuckles]

Jack: She thinks I sent her that necklace, Sean. Why does she think I sent her that necklace? Did you send this thing to her?

Sean: No, no, not -- not technically. It was -- it was Colby's idea --

Jack: Oh, God!

Sean: It's not bad. No, no, no, no. We had to do something. Look, you've been bummed all -- and -- and Erica's ex-husband's been hanging around.

Jack: Ok, Sean, just -- just tell me how else did you and Colby help me? I mean, what -- the necklace? Anything else?

Sean: Like in the song, five golden rings?

Jack: Don't give me a concert here.

Sean: No, more like a list -- you know, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and --

Jack: And a partridge in a pear tree. You've got to be kidding me.

Sean: Yeah, yeah. And, you know, working the other way, since the necklace, there were six geese a-laying.

Colby: Maybe she hadn't eaten. Maybe she was fainting.

Babe: I can get another setting if you'd like.

Colby: Oh, no, thanks. I have plans.

Babe: Ok.

Colby: I want you to have a happy new year.

J.R.: Right back at you, little sis.

Babe: Happy New Year. Ok. So, let's see -- ahem -- how we can do this. Um -- what do you think? Maybe if I pull it right by the bed. Let's see. Did I do something?

Kendall: I will get Babe away from J.R. and head her your way.

Josh: Why would you do that? You hate Babe. Why save her from J.R.?

Kendall: Well, maybe if you're really with her, you'll see how stupid she is and dump her. Ok. Do you want Babe? Or do you want to interfere in Ryan's private life and make me hate you?

Josh: Me, interfere? You have no right to do this to Ryan.

Kendall: You know what? We have information we shouldn't even have. Ryan was supposed to be an anonymous sperm donor. He should remain anonymous.

Josh: Don't you feel any obligation to Ryan?

Kendall: Don't you feel any obligation to me? I'm your sister. I kept my mouth shut about your little affair with Babe.

Josh: That -- look --

Kendall: I wanted to tell J.R., and I didn't.

Josh: That is very different from what's going on right now.

Kendall: No -- no, it's not. Josh, it's not different. I did a favor for you, and now it's your turn to do one for me. Now, please. Please don't tell Ryan he's Emma's father.

Josh: Well, even if I cave, you think Zach won't tell? Zach doesn't know, either.

[Amelia laughs]

Amelia: You know, don't you? I love you more than anything in the world. Not anything, not anyone can ever take you away from me.

Bianca: No, uh-uh. Don't -- don't even try to talk your way out of this. Do you have any idea how insulting this is? Did you expect me to be flattered?

Zoe: Bianca, I swear I --

Bianca: You asked me to close my eyes and kiss you, and I did it. So you're going to have to just settle for that little mini-conquest.

Zoe: I don't want to conquer you or anyone else.

Bianca: You spew all this karmic, Zeny garbage. You're about as deep as the guys drooling over pole dancers. You're acting all the time. You're a phony, a fake.

Zoe: Yes. Yes. Zarf is empty, a lie. But he's the illusion, not me, Bianca. I take courage from you, and I feel -- whew -- so much I've needed to feel. I've been hiding my whole life. But Zarf was my -- my mask, my creation. Please see me, Bianca, for who I truly am. I am Zoe. I'm a woman. When did you first realize that you're a girl?

Bianca: I don't remember not knowing. Always. But that there were differences between boys and girls, and I was a girl? I don't know. Maybe 4 or 5.

Zoe: Me, too. Oh. I wanted beauty and light. Soft things. Hello there. Dresses and dolls and rainbow-colored stuffed ponies. I got overalls and cars and trucks and sports equipment. I wanted to pick flowers. And I was expected to wrestle in the dirt. One day, when Mom was cleaning out the closet, she put this tired old rabbit jacket in the charity box. I took it when she wasn't looking. I kept it hidden in my room. It was my princess cloak. By myself in my room. Wad of tinsel, crown. One morning, Mom came to wake me up and I had fallen asleep "a la princess." And she thought it was so sweet. She asked if I was an angel. I said, "I am a princess." She corrected me -- "prince." I corrected her. Mom was so sweet. She thought it was a phase and that I would outgrow it. Meanwhile, it wasn't a crime or anything. So she allowed me to explore my feminine side. Of course, she never thought of it that way. One day, when Dad was at work and Mom was ironing, I snuck into their room. Did you ever play dress up with your mommy's clothes when you were a little girl? Your parents -- they laughed and took pictures and thought you were the cutest thing. My dad got home early that day. Bad timing for me. He couldn't speak. He grabbed me and put me in front of the mirror and ripped off my clothes. He said, "God made Adam and Eve. Man and woman. You're a boy. You have a penis. You're a boy and eventually, you'll grow up to be a man. A real man, not some little sissy." So, I got the message. "Be yourself in front of me at your peril." And that little princess went into hiding and pretended to be their little boy. Eventually, my cover morphed -- from Freddie to Zarf. And I hid behind those personas my whole life. I hid from everyone. Until tonight.

Amelia's voice: I love you more than anything. More than anything. I love you. Not anything or anyone can take you away. Not anything -- anyone -- take you away.

Josh: You just want to run everyone's lives, don't you?

Kendall: No, I want to spare Ryan.

Josh: He loves Emma.

Kendall: Yes, and you love Babe. So if you want her, you'll keep your mouth shut.

Kendall: Happy New Year. This better be important.

Zach: Kendall --

Kendall: Zach -- what -- what is it? What's wrong?

Zach: Nothing, everything's fine, but I -- I need to see you.

Kendall: Ok, are you ok? You don't sound good. Are you sick?

Zach: No, it's -- have the driver take you to the new house, ok?

Kendall: I have to go, I have to go.

Josh: No, no, no, we're not finished yet.

Kendall: Yes, we are finished. We're finished, we're done, we're kaput -- if you still want Babe.

[Kendall sighs]

Kendall: Happy New Year, brother.

Babe: You're upset about something. It's more than being stuck in this crummy bed. What is it?

J.R.: I'm exhausted. I'm really wrung out.

Babe: Sweetie, why didn't you say something sooner? Look, really, dinner -- it can wait. It's no big deal. You just -- you need to relax. Look, close your eyes, and I will sit right here, and I'll watch you get your beauty rest. And then at 11:55, I'll wake you up, and we'll watch the New Year's countdown together.

J.R.: No, no, no, no. You're too beautiful to hide.

Babe: I just want to stay here with you.

J.R.: Not to sound too Chandler, but what about business? Everyone is expecting you at ConFusion.

Babe: What about it? You think I really care?

J.R.: Why are you avoiding the party? Is there someone you don't want to see? Is it Josh?

Babe: That is over. And Josh gets it. Actually, he's thinking about leaving town.

J.R.: Really? How do you know that? Did you guys talk?

Babe: Yes. We did.

J.R.: And where did this talk take place?

Jack: Clearly, I need to tell Erica that I didn't send those presents.

Sean: What? No! Look, Uncle Jack, look, don't ruin this -- for yourself, for Erica.

Jack: Oh --

Sean: Ok, look, save the bummer details. Don't ruin New Year's.

Erica: What bummer details could possibly ruin this evening?

Sean: Boring, meaningless details, like my curfew, like that whole, you know, "Don't drink" speech. I got to get dressed.

Jack: Yes, yes.

Erica: Well, are you ready for a heavenly evening?

Jack: You bet I am. But we need to -- we need to talk a bit first.

Erica: Well, I don't need a New Year's list of dos and don'ts.

Jack: Mm-hmm.

Zach: Hey.

Kendall: Hey. Hmm. Honey, honey, hi. What is going on? What's going -- you're scaring me.

Zach: Something about this place. Just -- it brings back --

Kendall: Oh --

Zach: Things that I --

Kendall: Ok. Then we don't -- we don't need this place, all right? We don't need this place. I love you for wanting to give it a shot, but I know it reminds you too much of your childhood, so --

Zach: Shh. There are things I haven't told you, things you need to know. There -- there are things about my childhood I -- I haven't told you. I haven't told anybody. And they are -- they're memories that -- that I -- I pushed so far away, and now with you -- your dream house, they're all coming back.

Kendall: She's beautiful. Am I supposed to recognize her?

Zach: She was my mom.

Ryan: Hey.

Tad: Hey.

Ryan: How are you doing? Heck of a way to bring in the New Year, huh?

Tad: Yeah, look at this. It's all checked out. Ordinarily, I'd think it'd be too cold out for the peanut, but seeing Baby New Year makes me hope for 2007.

Ryan: Yeah.

Tad: Look at you! Hey.

[Ryan chuckles]

Tad: He can actually go out ice-skating on the pond with his mother and his father, can't he?

Ryan: Yeah. Yep. Right now, soon, he's going to be playing peewee hockey, I'm telling you. He's already got the uniform, the stick. Of course, it's a Red Wings uniform, but, you know, courtesy of Zach. What do you expect?

Tad: He's a good stepfather, isn't he?

Ryan: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, Spike and Emma are close, you know? They're pretty tight. I guess we're -- we're lucky.

Tad: Does Zach supply protection for both Kendall and Spike?

Ryan: Um -- well, Kendall's got a bodyguard. Why would Spike need a bodyguard?

Tad: He might not.

Ryan: You think my son is in danger?

Zoe: Maybe -- um -- when I was 5, Miss Bird -- Miss Beverly Bird, our kindergarten teacher, took our class to the botanical gardens. As usual, I tagged along with the girls, while the boys raced around and played cowboys or whatever. Miss Bird had a guitar -- just like Julie Andrews in that movie where the children wear the drapery -- and she sang us folk songs. She sat on a wall in front of a fountain. I peered into the water of the fountain and saw money. Miss Bird said it was a kind of wishing well. A penny for a wish. What a bargain. So while she was singing, I ran around to the other side of the fountain and emptied my pockets. Forget wasting it on a single penny. I tossed in all of my lunch money. Oh -- "Let me look like a girl. Please. I'm a girl. Please, please, let me look like one." And when I opened my eyes and looked into the water, I saw my lunch money. And there was Freddie, staring back at me. I told Miss Bird I didn't get my wish. She said some wishes take longer than others. Every year, up into high school, I managed to make it back to that park with the fountain. And I made my wish. When you're born -- ahem -- or before while you're still in the womb, the doctor announces what sex you are. And your parents -- um -- decide who you are based on that gender assignment. They inadvertently limit you to that. And no one asks you if you think it's right. But when you're old enough to understand that a mistake has been made, a lot of us aren't brave enough to tell our parents. And if you are -- if -- if you can say "Who you want me to be -- who you think I am -- isn't me," oftentimes, it falls on deaf ears. They don't hear. I was so sure you would hear me, Bianca. Am I wrong?

Babe: Thank goodness George and Josh -- they come up. And then I was -- I don't know -- it was so weird I was short of breath, and I was dizzy. I -- I seriously almost passed out. And you know me. I was stubborn. I didn't want to go to the ER, but Josh insisted that George and I go up to his room so he could take my blood pressure. George was with us the entire time -- until I asked him to leave the room so Josh and I could talk. I just wanted to make sure that Josh understood how I felt about you and our marriage and that -- that we were making progress. And that -- that is when he told me that he was thinking about leaving town. And I thanked him for making sure I was all right, and I left. Nothing else happened. You do believe me, don't you?

J.R.: I want to.

Babe: J.R., everything that I want is right here with you and our son. And this -- this is where I want to ring in the New Year, even if you are snoring.

J.R.: I -- I really am beat. Why don't you go over to ConFusion, make an appearance, come back when you want? It'd be good for business. And -- huh -- it's not like I'm going anywhere.

Babe: Would you mind if I -- if I give you a New Year's kiss early?

J.R.: Sure. Just in case I might be snoring.

Babe: Happy New Year.

J.R.: Happy New Year. Would you have George come in for me?

Babe: It -- it's actually Bob on guard duty now.

J.R.: I'll talk to him.

Babe: Ok. I'll see you later.

J.R.: If Josh Madden's at ConFusion and my wife goes anywhere near him, I want to know about it.

Colby: Hmm?

Sean: Nice.

Colby: Thank you. I'm ready. Impress me. Take me on the New Year's celebration of my life.

Sean: I'll keep my end of the bargain.

Colby: You better. I so earned it. I mean, who else could put Jack and Erica back together again? You don't think he'll actually tell her we did it all?

Sean: No, I don't see the gain.

Colby: A way to ruin a perfect New Year's. And my dream evening.

Sean: Yes.

Colby: Hmm.

Sean: Payment for a job well done.

[Having overheard Colby and Seanís conversation, Erica calls her secretary.]

Erica: Have you got all that, Val? But you can manage it? I expect nothing less.

Jack: Ok, well, Lilyís started her Frank Capra movie marathon and all is right with the world. Are you ready to go, honey?

Erica: This will be the New Year's Eve we never forget.

[Alone in his room, J.R. watches TV]

TV announcer: Wow, folks, it sure looks like we have a lot more people down here than we did last year. Oh, keep the camera on that couple. They must know that when you ring in the New Year with someone, that's who you spend the year with. Great news for most of us, right?

Zoe: Hmm. You can jump in at any time.

Bianca: I would if I knew what to say.

Zoe: Maybe this will help. At the boathouse, and every moment that we've spent together, I've been honest with you. Even the first time I saw you, before you told me you were a lesbian, I felt at home when I looked into your eyes. You admitted that you felt something when we kissed --

Bianca: Yes, but --

Zoe: Please. You said it was the person inside that counts. That's what attracted you. That's who holds you. The me you saw then was surface. But I believe you sensed what was on the inside. My riddle, that when you realized why you're attracted to me, you'd know my secret -- this is it. I am my secret. Zoe. I am a woman, Bianca. I am a woman who loves women. I am a lesbian. And I love you.

Ryan: All these questions about Zach -- about him being a stepdad, all that -- what's with that?

Tad: I was hired to investigate the Fusion murders.

Ryan: And you think Zach is involved?

Tad: I hope not. He's the one who hired me. It's just that he thinks he's connected somehow.

Ryan: What kind of connection are we talking about here?

Tad: I don't know yet. But until I do, if he were my child, I would get him away from Zach and away from Kendall. I'd get him out of their house -- keep him with me.

Kendall: You've never talked to me about your mom.

Zach: I couldn't talk about her.

Kendall: Well, you don't have to if you're not ready.

Zach: It's not that. I'm -- I'm -- it's hazy, you know? I can't remember things.

Kendall: What's -- what's hazy? Do you remember her?

Zach: Yeah, I do. She was -- she was beautiful, you know. She had so much energy. And she -- um -- I can't do this.

Kendall: Zach, telling me will only help you. Ok? Whatever you're going through, just let me share this with you.

Zach: Uh-huh. It's my mom, you know? I worshipped her. I -- I -- I loved her, and there's -- I couldn't -- I couldn't have done that. There's -- I couldn't -- couldn't live with that.

Kendall: Zach, what are you talking about?

Zach: I think I killed my mom.

>> On the next ďAll My ChildrenĒ Ė

Josh (to Babe): I came here determined to follow through with my resolution.

Bianca (to Zoe): I canít love you. I donít want to love you.

Kendall: Iím trying to help you, Zach.

Zach: Iím not -- I donít want your help.

Aidan: Are you cool with the plan?

Di: I got it.

Aidan: I just hope the killer falls for it.

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