All My Children Transcript Tuesday 4/24/07
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Woman: Excuse me, Ms. Kane -- good morning.
Erica: Oh --
Woman: Emily Francis, "CW morning news."
Erica: Of course -- hi, Emily.
Emily: How are you?
Erica: I'm fine.
Emily: This has got to be the biggest interview of the year. I mean, Britney Spears won't even be bigger. Zoe, formerly Zarf -- how did you manage to get him on the show?
Erica: Her, and she wanted the perfect outlet for her message and "New Beginnings" -- the title says it all.
Emily: Makes perfect sense.
Woman: Amy Vanderoef, "Good Morning Texas."
Amy: I was in town for a segment with the Satin Slayer trial. I couldn't resist a story like this. So how does Erica Kane feel about the transgender experience?
Erica: Well, watch the show and find out.
Bianca: Oh, gosh!
Zoe: Oh -- oh, I'm sorry. I'm such an idiot.
Bianca: No, no, no. Ok. Let's walk. You know, you don't have to do the show.
["New Beginnings" theme plays]
Zoe: Oh, no, no, no, no. I told Erica we were a go, and I can't back out now. When I walked into my support group, and I saw that I wasn't alone, I just wanted other people to experience that. Anyway, you held my hand outside the door.
Announcer: The one, the only, the embodiment of "New Beginnings" -- Erica Kane!
Zoe: Dancing on ice skates on the razor's edge that's me. Oh, God, she's starting.
Erica: Thank you. Please, please. Oh. Wow, what an audience.
Erica: Oh, you are about to share in a new beginning unlike any other -- Zoe, formerly known and worshipped as Zarf. You've heard the rumors, you've heard the whispers, the innuendos, as this rock star falsely accused of a series of murders was outed as a transgender person. Please try to set aside your assumptions and your prejudices as we hear her own story in her own words. Please welcome the extremely talented and controversial Zoe.
Krystal: No, no.
Babe: Mama, Mama, look at me. We are going to go sit, and we're going to wait in the room.
Krystal: No, no, no, not until I find out which nurse sub took my baby into some stranger!
Joe: Krystal, Krystal, you cannot help here.
Krystal: What are you talking about? Joe, what is going on?
Babe: It's going to be fine.
Derek: We'll set up a new perimeter --
Krystal: Wait -- what is he doing here?
Derek: And Forensics will come and collect whatever the kidnapper left.
Joe: Oh --
Derek: He hasn't got much lead time.
Krystal: Someone took my baby?
Tad: Where is she?
Jamie: Tell us, Adam. Come on!
Adam: Listen to me --
Tad: You took my daughter, you're going to give her back.
Man: Don't be stupid!
Adam: All right. It's too late for not being stupid.
J.R.: Since when in the hell did you hire goons?
Adam: To protect myself from your insane attacks. You locked me up, you drugged me, you stripped me naked. With every little thing that happens in your house, you blame me. Oh, let him go.
Tad: Kidnapping my daughter is not a little thing. It's the biggest mistake you ever made.
Adam: Tad, why would I -- why would I kidnap a kid that I don't care about? What would I do with her? Hmm? That is, if she was kidnapped, and I say "if" because I see a setup here.
Jamie: You've been made, Adam. A hospital employee saw you, which means we have an eyewitness.
Krystal: Somebody screwed up and now they're scrambling to cover, but Jenny is here. She hasn't gone anywhere. Did you check -- did you check all the --
Babe: Mama, they have checked.
Krystal: Did anybody bother to check the room?
Officer: Ma'am, you'll contaminate the crime scene.
Krystal: There hasn't been a crime! My baby is fine! Ask him. Somebody screwed up, they don't know what they're doing.
Babe: Mama, come on.
Joe: Go ahead.
Babe: Listen to me. Look at me -- look at me. Jenny is gone. I don't know how far, but Tad is looking for her, and he's going to find her ten minutes --
Krystal: Tad is looking where?
Babe: It doesn't matter, but Tad will bring your baby home.
Krystal: Oh, my God -- Adam. Adam did this. Adam took her, Babe. Adam wants her dead!
Babe: No, don't say that, no.
Krystal: No, that's why he left me alone when I was in labor. He was hoping. Oh, and now he's got her?
Adam: No one has anything against me, because I wasn't there -- unless you and the cops have come up with a bundle of evidence that they bought, in which case they would be here instead of you. So, why don't you just bugger off?
Tad: Because we're not finished with you yet.
Adam: Ah. All that trouble you -- you went through to get that brat, and now you've lost her? You're awfully careless with your daughters, aren't you?
J.R.: You're not our only suspect. Janet could've done it.
Adam: Oh, Janet -- Janet, yeah. Yes, the alien abduction theory -- that's popular.
Jamie: If Janet took Jenny, he ordered it.
Adam: Jamie is the champion at baby-stealing. I was on the -- sort of the other end of the baby-stealing racket. I was, well, pursuing the perpetrators, trying to spread some love and -- and strength to shore up the poor, despairing fathers. You remember that, J.R.?
Tad: Adam, I'm begging you, if you did this -- you don't give a damn about my daughter, you know you don't. You're doing this to torture Krystal, to make her pay for what she did -- mission accomplished. Please, just tell us where Jenny is.
Adam: Tad, listen to me. Listen -- listen carefully. These people have stolen your baby. We don't know who they are, of course. We don't know, but we know why -- probably it's money. Don't you think it'd be a little smarter to just use what little time Jenny has left to try to find her?
Jamie: Adam, I know you have her.
Adam: Fine. Search the house, knock yourselves out.
Tad: We'll be back.
Adam: Tad? Tell Krystal -- just give her my sympathy.
Adam: All right, all right, go. Just -- we know what family you belong to.
J.R.: No, I know who you are now. Yeah. I'm Tad and Jamie's family now.
[Cheers and applause]
Man: Come on. Come on, work it up -- emotion, fear, fireworks!
Erica: Zoe, you've been -- I won't say secretive, but quiet.
Zoe: Well, as quiet as one can be in a celebrity-fueled society.
Erica: And why have you been so silent about this?
Zoe: Well, one's true self is what's the most private, isn't it?
Erica: I'm actually surprised you agreed to appear on "New Beginnings."
Zoe: No more surprised than I was.
Erica: Well, why us and why now?
Zoe: Well, Erica Kane asked me, and who can say no to Erica Kane?
Erica: Oh, thank you! The tabloids have reported on your situation without your input.
Zoe: Oh, yes, I've helped them sell millions of their rags.
Erica: So is -- is this damage control?
Zoe: You mean, my way of managing the media? No.
Erica: Is this your platform to further your cause?
Zoe: Yes. I'll be leading the transgender parade in the parking lot immediately following the taping.
Erica: And how much pain do these jokes cover?
Zoe: A bit -- and the songs help to cover the balance. Don't get me wrong -- this isn't a pity party. It's not "poor me" or anything like that. It's just -- I -- I feel extremely lucky right now.
Erica: You've found acceptance?
Zoe: Yes -- by the one person that matters the most -- myself.
Erica: Zoe, this journey you've been on from man to woman -- this is certainly the most radical new beginning that we have shared since the show began. You don't mind being exposed like this?
Zoe: No. It's actually quite freeing. Um -- I hid for so long behind this persona, Zarf, and behind hidden meanings in my lyrics, and it's nice, to be honest.
Erica: It's also very brave.
Zoe: Well, I wouldn't consider myself particularly brave, but I met someone in Pine Valley, someone who challenged me and showed me what I could be and that I could matter, not only to myself but to many other people who may not have even found their voices yet. And thanks to her, I am ready to grab at every marvelous scrap of life that I can. I'm eternally in her debt.
[Sitting in the audience, Bianca smiles as the audience cheers]
Joe: But, still, we do know there were three temps here in the nursery last night. One of them was a white-haired man, the other was a middle-aged woman, and the other one was a younger woman. And once we can get access to the records of the computer, get it up and running again, hopefully you'll have them.
Derek: What about security camera footage?
Joe: Uh --
Derek: Let me guess --
Joe: Yeah, well, whether it was the kidnappers or not, we don't know --
Derek: Or nurse sympathizers, it doesn't matter -- we're screwed.
Krystal: Adam -- Adam did this, didn't he?
Joe: We have no evidence of that, Krystal -- none.
Derek: What happens is usually a woman who can't conceive or who lost a child of her own -- she does something like this and as soon as she sees the baby, she transfers her feelings to the infant, so there's no thought in harming the baby.
Krystal: Yeah, but -- but Adam doesn't love my baby. If he took her, I may never see Jenny again!
[Phone dials and rings]
Janet: Tweedles residence -- how may I help you?
Adam: Huh. What the hell --
Janet: It's just a cover. I'm always thinking.
Adam: No one ever calls you. How's the baby?
Janet: Oh, she and I are just hunky-dory. Adam, she is so beautiful, she's so gorgeous! How can I ever, ever, ever thank you for this wonderful bundle of perfect?
Adam: No, Janet. I'm the one who should be thanking you.
Erica: You have a question for Zoe?
Woman: Did your parents freak when you thought you were a girl?
Zoe: When I tried to communicate how I felt as a child, yes. But, I mean, their generation -- there -- there weren't very many guidebooks, and certainly no programs like this. And I wasn't the norm, so they did the best they could.
Erica: Your mother recently visited you?
Zoe: Yes. And it was difficult for her. But with the help of a few friends, she's actually being quite supportive.
Woman: But what about your father?
Man: So you're looking for a guy as a partner, or -- I mean, what's -- what's the deal?
Zoe: Are you flirting with me?
Zoe: No, no, no, I'm not joking. You're actually quite attractive. But no, I'm not romantically interested in men. Uh -- and I'm not really looking for anyone at the moment. I've met a very special woman that I care for very deeply.
Bianca: Excuse me -- this person -- how -- how special is she?
Bianca: Uh-huh. And are you in a relationship?
Zoe: Of sorts.
Bianca: If she, say, wanted to pursue a relationship to see where it went, would you be open to that?
Zoe: Well, she's a strong, dynamic, amazing woman. I'd find it hard to deny her anything.
Erica: Well, I understand we have one last question.
Woman: Yeah. What's wrong with you, letting this freaking pervert smear your show with filth?
Erica: You were supposed to ask Zoe questions about her music, about her inspiration --
Woman: That's a guy! He's nothing but a freak.
Bianca: Let's get out of here. You don't have to do this.
Zoe: No, no, Bianca, it's fine.
Woman: You let him on TV? Kids could be watching. You're telling them that's all right?
Erica: I don't tell people what to think.
Woman: It's all about ratings. You know this is wrong.
Erica: Ratings matter, yes. But Zoe -- Zoe I happen to know personally. And I thought this would be a good idea. You have made me think otherwise.
Erica: If very young people are watching this show at home, I hope that I've given you some more information, so that you can make up your own mind on this topic. I know where you're coming from. I do. I've been faced with some foreign concepts in my lifetime. And anything new is usually scary. Sometimes, with very good reason. But sometimes not. Zoe spoke with her mother. And even though I don't know her mother, I couldn't help but feel for her. I'm sure that every mother could feel for her. When my daughter told me that -- that she's a lesbian, I didn't react like some magnanimous talk-show host who could suddenly see everything fairly from all sides. I mean, it took a little time and a little patience from both of us. But in the end, I didn't see some issue or some label, or anything scary. I saw my daughter. And no matter who she is or whom she loves, she's still my little girl. She's the same strong-minded, independent, loving, caring person that she always has been. And maybe that's why -- maybe that's why I can look at Zoe and -- and see the brave person inside who needs our support, no matter what body she's in. Maybe you wouldn't call her brave, and -- and I won't force you to. But just look what she's taking on, just to be who she is. And I'm not just talking about today in front of all of us, I'm talking about a lifetime. I mean, Zoe wouldn't have to do this at all. She would not have to be public about any of this. Zoe could afford to buy an island as big as she wanted. She could -- she could build herself a five-star celebrity closet the size of Texas.
Erica: She could present herself to the world as Zarf, and then sneak around and be Zoe anytime she wanted to be. But instead, she's just laying it all out publicly, and in the most vulnerable way possible, because she knows that there are those out there who -- who just want to take the first shot. So why is she doing this? Why is she putting herself in the line of fire? Because she wants to reach out to -- to another man or woman who's uncomfortable in their life. Maybe even help them avoid the line of fire. Zoe is putting herself out there, because she is trying to give hope -- hope. That's why I created this show to begin with. Thank you, Zoe. Thank you so much for reminding me of that.
[Cheers and applause]
Tad: Derek, tell me you found something.
Derek: Where have you been?
J.R.: We paid my father a visit.
Tad: Jenny wasn't with him.
Derek: You bust in at Adam's, no right to go inside, no warrant. I have the system behind me. You guys just get in the way.
Tad: Hey, wait, wait, wait -- no, no, no, look. It's not like I'm trying to stop anybody from finding my kid.
Derek: Let's say Adam fakes you out.
J.R.: He didn't.
Derek: You two go at it like kids at recess while he has some accomplice hide the kid even deeper.
Tad: Derek, wait -- who do you think you're talking to? Look, it's not like I saw an entire caravan of squad cars blocking the driveway.
Derek: We need proof to go inside.
Tad: You want proof? Fine, go get it! Get out there, get it! Just do it before, God forbid, something happens to my daughter, or Krystal finds out about this.
Derek: She already did.
J.R.: Where is she?
Derek: Babe took her back to her room.
J.R.: Well, I guess I don't have to ask you how she's taking it.
Tad: I'm not getting in anybody's way. You want to do something, do it. But just do it now. Please. Kick it up a notch.
J.R.: Look, you find Janet, you're going to find Jenny. Now, my father -- he's capable of a lot of things, but he wouldn't take this baby.
Derek: I've already thought of Janet. We've stepped up our efforts to locate her.
Officer: Chief Frye --
Derek: Yeah? Jenny's ID anklet.
Officer: Recovered from elevator number three.
Derek: Thanks. You've done a good job. If somebody walked out with my baby girl, because some fools were too cheap to pay the staff --
Stuart: Adam? I just came from the hospital.
Adam: Oh, I understand there's a mess.
Stuart: No, it's worse than that. It's Krystal's little baby, Jenny. Somebody took her.
Adam: Oh? Who would want the love child of a trashy tramp and a sanctimonious Martin? You want to play?
Stuart: If you know where that baby is, I want you to bring her back now, and I'm not playing.
Babe: Why don't you lie down.
Krystal: No. No, I'm going to unpack. I'm not leaving here without my baby. Did you find her? Is Jenny back in the nursery?
Tad: Not yet. I'm sorry.
Krystal: Don't tell me you're sorry! You were supposed to find my baby!
Tad: Krystal, I'm sorry, I don't know where she is yet. Nobody does. Babe, would you please give us a second? Hey, come here. Come on, come here.
Amanda: Hey. A strike's one thing, but what is this place -- in lockdown? Hey, Babe, what's wrong?
Babe: It's Jenny. Somebody has taken her.
Babe: They just -- they -- they carried her right out of the nursery, and -- and Mama's --
Amanda: Did my mom do this, too?
Babe: They think that it's Adam, but I just -- I don't know what to do. Mama -- she --
Amanda: Come here.
Babe: Amanda --
Stuart: Adam, it's just a baby. An innocent little baby.
Adam: And you're looking at an innocent man, Stuart.
Stuart: Oh, I wish I was.
Adam: Stuart, you know me better than anyone else in this world.
Stuart: Yeah. And I know how -- how much -- how deeply you can love and -- and help people and care for people, and I know how dangerous and vicious you can get if somebody disappoints you.
Adam: You mean when they betray me?
Stuart: Jenny didn't betray you. She -- she didn't make a fool of you. And Krystal -- she didn't make you mean and -- and hurtful -- you did that all by yourself. And I'm not going to allow this -- I'm not going to allow this to happen. And if you're going to torment Krystal and everybody else, if you're going to -- you're going to leave that child out there somewhere --
Adam: You'll never forgive me. But you always do, Stuart.
Stuart: This is evil, Adam. If you don't fix this, I can't help you.
Adam: Your lack of faith hurts me very deeply.
Stuart: What would Charlotte, Lottie -- what would she say if she knew? I -- I forbid you ever to use her name with me again, our sister's name with me again! Never, because she would hate what you're doing to that little girl.
Krystal: So Adam gets away with stealing our baby?
Tad: If Adam did anything, he's not going to get away with it. Aidan's tailing him, but I'm not 100% convinced that Adam did it in the first place. There are women in the area who lost their children, maybe one of them took Jenny.
Krystal: Oh -- you don't believe that, Tad.
Tad: I don't know what I believe, but I can't afford to pass up on any possibilities.
Krystal: No, what happened is he scared you. He got the best of you and you ran!
Tad: If Adam didn't do it, I can't afford to waste time --
Krystal: Oh, then what -- she's with somebody who wants to keep her? So she could be anywhere, and we might not ever see her again. Is that better -- that my baby is with some stranger?
J.R.: Babe --
Babe: I cannot let my Mama fall apart.
Nurse: Thank you, Doctor.
Tad: I'm not about to tell you that you can't be scared, Krystal, I'm terrified. But at this minute, neither one of us can afford to let that fear sidetrack us, or send us off in the wrong direction.
Krystal: You're absolutely right.
Tad: Hey, wait -- no --
Krystal: Get out of my way, get out of my way! Look, if you're sticking around, Tad, then you better help me find Jenny.
Tad: You got to calm down.
Krystal: It is cold out there! She could catch a cold! For crying out loud, doesn't anybody give a damn about my baby except me?
Tad: Of course, we do.
Jeff: We all care very much.
Krystal: How are you helping, or you? I know what to do, and -- and you're blocking me, you're holding me back!
Jeff: No, that's the last thing we want to do.
Tad: This hospital is filled with people who are trying to help us.
Krystal: Help Jenny. Don't you see? Jenny needs us!
Jeff: No, she needs you at the top of your game, and that's why I want you to take this.
Krystal: No, no, I'm not taking anything! Get that away from me!
Jeff: Now, I need for you to stay calm, please.
[Jeff gives Krystal an injection]
Babe: Mama -- Mama --
Krystal: Babe, please tell them -- I am not going to take that thing!
Babe: I swear to you, this is best for right now, ok? You're hysterical, you're no use to Jenny like this.
Krystal: Because he took her. Because Adam took my baby.
Adam: Amanda, what do you have for me?
Amanda: You sadistic -- where did you and my mom take Krystal's baby?
Erica: Ladies and gentlemen, a voice that transcends gender, preconceptions, and prejudice -- Zoe.
Zoe: Used to be a game of hide-and-seek working for myself, showing the world who they wanted to see, knowing I was someone else. Now I'm in control, I'm taking a chance gonna free my soul. It's a crazy world, it's there for the taking. It's a roller coaster ride. Trembling my hands are shaking, but I'm not gonna hide the woman inside, the woman inside. Gonna change my fears of yesterday, future's looking bright. Maybe rock 'n' roll will be the different swing, I have set my sights. Now the world belongs to you, and life begins with a capital G. Got my heels on the ground and it's great, to be honest. I won't be denied. Well, the girl's in control of her life and I want it. I'm never gonna hide the me inside, the me inside, the me inside, the me inside. Come on!
Zoe: Crazy world, it's there for the taking. it's a roller coaster ride. trembling my hands are shaking. I'm never gonna hide. got my heels on the ground it's great to be honest and I won't be denied. let the girls in control of the life and I want it. I'm never gonna hide the me inside, the me inside, the me inside, the me inside.
[Cheers and applause]
Krystal: Derek and the police, and they're going to bring her back?
Tad: Of course, they will. You know they will. Derek's all over this thing.
Babe: They'll let us know. You just sit tight. Wait here, ok?
J.R.: Oh. This brings back a lot of memories, doesn't it?
Babe: The worst.
J.R.: We're supposed to protect our kids, we're supposed to keep them safe. Knowing that they're out there somewhere and you're powerless --
Babe: I'll regret what I did to you till the day I die.
J.R.: We've both done things to each other that we regret. All we can do right now is try to help Krystal and Tad, let the police find Janet.
Babe: You're so sure it was Janet?
J.R.: It's the perfect fit.
Babe: Why, because you don't believe Adam's capable of doing something so awful?
J.R.: If Janet took her -- she loves kids. She was good to Little Adam.
Jamie: Julia just made me realize this is all your fault.
Babe: Jamie --
Jamie: Nobody could've grabbed Jenny if the right staff had been in place -- the people who work here full-time, the nurses who give a damn and keep this hospital running. Instead, you have incompetence dealing with life-or-death situations!
J.R.: Now, you can't put this on me.
Jamie: No, you and Palmer and the rest of the board put a dollar amount on people's lives and their health.
J.R.: Why don't you back off, Jamie?
Babe: Please stop it! Please don't make it any worse! Come on!
Derek: I need to see Tad.
Babe: He's inside with Mama.
Derek: It's evidence, don't take it out.
Derek: One of the elevators.
Amanda: You have to get the baby back from my mother.
Adam: Oh, poor Amanda. The pressure must be too much for you -- not knowing what kind of condition your mother is in, or how many crimes she may have committed now that she's not on her meds -- even if she's alive or not, and if so, for how long? You stay strong, Amanda.
Amanda: Please don't hurt her.
Adam: Other line.
Amanda: Adam --
Adam: Gates, did you get the envelope?
Gates: It's right here, Mr. Prince.
Adam: Good, good. Um, what about the other couple?
Gates: They can't wait to see their baby girl.
Adam: Good, good, I won't have to keep her in foster care so long -- uh, because I want this done, wrapped up quickly. You understand? Good.
Adam: Hello, Janet?
Janet: The baby and I were just talking.
Adam: Yeah -- get to it.
Janet: She needs the newborn's soft library.
Adam: Say -- what?
Janet: They're little fabric books so I can stimulate her brain, engage her with language and visuals -- oh, and could you pick up CDs of all of Mozart's compositions also for inspiration? Our little girl is a genius on the verge of a breakthrough.
Adam: Oh, sweetheart, I have to -- I have to go -- go, go. I've got another call coming in. Yeah, catch you later. Colby -- my deserting daughter. Have you come to drive the knife in a little deeper, hmm?
Colby: Can't I want to see you?
Adam: Oh, well, it's -- it's a little hard to believe. I'm still the villain, you know. I'm the reason you stormed out of here.
Colby: Ok, Dad, I was at school today choking on some vile lunch, and Jordan was all yada, yada, yada about his family's going on some lame cruise for Father's Day. And it hit me -- I ditched Liza and stole, like, three cars to get to you. I kiss you off and move out? Hey, that's just plain wrong. So, I'm home. I'm here to stay, Dad. Can I? Will you take me back?
Adam: Oh, yes, that's all I need, Colby.
Colby: So, can you give Krystal back her baby?
Amanda: Any news?
Jamie: Nothing. We're going to find Jenny.
Amanda: With my mom. That's what you think.
Jamie: You don't? What do you know, Amanda?
Amanda: Are you accusing me of something?
Jamie: Yeah -- of knowing more than you're telling me.
Joe: I don't suppose you could get any rest, huh?
Tad: Is this the way it's supposed to be, Pop? First Kate, now Jenny? It seems like every time I find out about a daughter, I lose her -- forever.
Woman: Oh, she's so beautiful!
Man: And she's all ours. Hmm.
Janet: You and me and Daddy makes three oh, that's right, my sweetie. Daddy's going to be home soon, so he can be with us.
Man: Erica, you have to admit it could've worked.
Erica: Not on my show.
Man: If you would've gone with it.
Erica: You know something? I have a better idea -- you go. That -- that nasty little setup of yours -- that didn't work, and now neither do you.
Man: But --
Erica: You're fired, Leon. Goodbye.
Leon: Uh --
Bianca: Mom? You know, I've said some things that I'm not proud of -- I hate to even bring it up -- but -- that I'd never want to be anything like you? I should be so lucky. Thank you, Mom.
>> Words can be a powerful weapon, and when used against gay or transgender people, these words are often accompanied by hatred and violence. Stop the cycle, don't expose your children to prejudice and hatred. You have the power to make a difference by treating others with respect. Choose to be an ally and a friend. Go to glaad.org to find out how.
>> On the next "All My Children" --
Annie: Louis van Amstel from "Dancing with the Stars.
Louis: Yes, I am. Nice to meet you.
Babe (to Amanda): You know something, don't you?
Tad (to Amanda): Are you telling me that Adam stashed my child with a mental patient?
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