Knots Landing (1979–1993): Season 2, Episode 6 - Step One - full transcript

Diana feels pressured to sleep with her boyfriend Bobby, and undergoes a rite of passage afterwards. Meanwhile, Richard and the saucy Abby have a brief encounter.

- Ew, he is gross.
- Oh, come on.

- He is not.
- He is gross.

Oh, he's gross, all right,
but in a cute sort of way.

- He's not bad, is he?
- No, not so bad.

- I've seen worse.
- Ew.

- Are we gonna skate all day?
- Yes, until we drop.

- It's good for you. It's good exercise.
- It's like, the best for you, you know.

- What are you doing?
- Come on, you can do it.

- All right, come on.
- It's a race.

It must always be a race.

Ha-ha-ha. Oh, that was really good.


There's Jimmy's sister.

Well, didn't you go out with Jimmy?

- Yeah.
- Well, how was it?

- You didn't?
- Yeah. Yeah, I did.

But you don't love him.

Big deal. I'm 17 now.

I mean, I had to do it sooner or later.

- Yeah, that's how I felt.
- What was it like?

Oh, God. It was so heavy. It was like...

I don't know, you just can't explain it.
You know?

Yeah, that's how I felt.
You just can't explain it.

- Why not?
- Diana, don't be disgusting.

Get this, he kissed my eyelids.

He kissed your eyelids?

He kissed her eyelids.

Two, three, four. Ugh.

I don't think this stuff is as good for you
as they used to think it was.

Oh, come on.
It's good for your character.

- Oh, that.
- Back.

I'm doing a show with my 16-year-old
daughter. I gotta stay in shape.

Listen, guys, I'm gonna get myself
a sandwich. Would you like one?

Look at her legs,
and she's making a sandwich.

She'll pay when she's 40.
Headstand. Shoulder-stand.

I thought the marathon was over.

Oh, for some of us, it's just beginning.

Ginger, did you talk to Kenny
about sound for the show?

Yeah, he said he'd bring the stuff.

It better be soon.
We need it for the dress rehearsal.

- I'll remind him.
- Okay.

- You sure are taking this show seriously.
- Well, why not?

- You haven't seen Karen's dance routine.
- None of us have.

I showed it to Val.
She thought it was so spectacular...

that I talked her into
being stage manager.

- Yep.
- Uh...


- Ooh.
- Is this a restricted area?


Not if I have anything to say about it.

Actually, I came over to see whether
any of you fair ladies had a bay leaf.

Since Laura's been working,
she doesn't shop anymore.

- Oh, are you making dinner, Richard?
- I am. And I am making cassoulet de porc.

- What on earth is that?
- Pork and beans.

Doesn't that take a long time?
Where do you find the patience?

The best chefs have always been men.

Since you're home
with time on your hands these days...

why don't you give us a hand
with the ERA benefit show?

I'm not exactly a supporter these days.

Come on, Richard.
I've got just what you need in the kitchen.

I'll bet she does.

I don't wanna eat anything.
I wanna lose weight.

Good for you. Why not? Wait, wait.

Do you think when a guy looks at you,
he can tell right away if you've ever...?

- Hi.
- Hi.

- Great. Thank you.
- Thank you.

Anyway, do you think
when a guy looks at you...

he can tell right away if you've ever...?

I think there's something that changes
within you when you become a woman.

- It's like, they can see it in your eyes.
- That's disgusting.

Where are the guys?
Bobby was supposed to meet me here.

Late again?

What about you and Bobby, Diana?
I mean, don't you think it's about time?

Are you kidding me?
Little Miss Goody-Two-Shoes?

- She's just not ready yet, that's all.
- What do you mean, "not ready"?

I've never seen two people so in love.

Yeah, they're in love,
but they can't express it.

- Oh, we express it, all right.
- Oh, yeah? How?

- Hi.
- Hi. How are you doing?

- Hi.
- Hi.

Listen, I'm sorry we're late,
but we gotta go.

- Why?
- Oh, why?

- How come?
- We gotta rehearse for the benefit.

You wanna go to the game with me
tomorrow night?


My folks are gonna be away
for the weekend.

I was wondering if you wanted to come over
afterwards and hear some of the music.

Well, why don't we just skip the game?


Danielle can drop me off. Right?

Yeah. Yeah, sure. Sure.

That's cool. Tomorrow?


- Bye, guys.
- Bye.


Diana, are you sure
you wanna go through with this?

- Absolutely.
- Look out, world.

You're gonna regret this, Diana.

Think they have enough?

- What are you doing?
- Making mushy-gushy.

- Hi, Mom. You just missed dinner.
- Hi, sweetie. I'm sorry I'm late.

You missed a great meal.
I made cassoulet.

I know. I was working with a client.

- It was delicious.
- I'll just wash up and join you.

It's probably all dried out by now.

As a matter of fact, it was
the best cassoulet I've ever tasted.

When I was your age, we brought
the house down with this number.

What was high school like
in the turn of the century?

- You want me to stick you with this pin?
- Was it as bad as they say?

- It wasn't bad at all.
- Mom, Michael's picking instead of clearing.

Michael, don't pick.

I mean, the whole thing about good girls
and bad girls. Was it really like that?

Well, yeah, I guess so. You're lucky
things are a lot more open today.

- Stack them and don't run.
- Which were you?

Mom, Eric won't let me clear
the way I want to.

Well, he's gonna break the dishes.

Michael, be careful and walk, don't run.

I'm sorry. I don't know
what's the matter with Michael.

What did Grandma tell you
about handling boys?

She said, "Don't." Hold your arm up.

It never would have occurred to her
to say...

that lovemaking was a beautiful
experience when two people are...


When two people are what?

Hurry up, Diana.

- She is so slow.
- Give me a break.

I'm returning your bay leaf.

- Just the man I wanted to see.
- Oh, yes?


I hope you're as good a plumber
as you are a chef. I've got a gurgle.

- A gurgle?
- Uh-huh.

- In my sink.
- Oh. Well, you're in luck...

- because I'm a gurgling specialist.
- Oh, good.

- Mm-hm.
- Ha-ha-ha.

- Kitchen?
- Yeah.

- Mm-hm. You get these gurgles often?
- Well, so far, not too often...

but you never know.

- All ready for tonight?
- Sure.

You don't seem too excited.

Oh, I am, but maybe I'll meet him
at the basketball game instead.

Come on,
what would you do if you were me?

Well, I guess Bobby's a good choice
for your first time.

I mean, you know those musicians.
They've got lots of experience.

Yeah, that's what I figured.

Hey, cheer up. This is gonna be one of
the greatest experiences of your life.


Try it now.

- Voilà.
- You're a genius.

So, what, um...?

What do you have
on your agenda for today?

I never mix gurgles and agendas
on the same day.

Actually, I've got a job interview
in an hour.

Too bad.

You have anymore gurgles?

I probably could have found some.

Well, I'll just take your bishop
with my rook.

- Are you sure you wanna do that?
- Sure, I'm sure.

Why, what are you gonna do?

Oh, boy, do you look beautiful.

I'm just crazy about this costume.
Won't it be cute?

I think it'll be fine, Mom.

Good, because if you didn't like it,
there's not a lot I could do about it now.

Mom, when you were dating...?

When I was dating, what?

Never mind.

Something you wanna talk about?

- No, I just...
- Got you. Checkmate.

- Hey, that's not fair.
- Michael.

- Sure it is.
- I didn't see it.

Because you weren't looking.
If you'd taken a little more...

- I'm not playing!
- Michael. Come back here.



Boy, you really look pretty.
Where you going?

- A game.
- You're pretty dressed up for a game.

- That must be Danielle. I've gotta go.
- Have a good time.

You're making a big mistake.

Look, Ellie, it's gotta happen sometime.

It might as well be tonight, right?

Anyway, it's not such a big deal.

Well, maybe it should be.

Look, maybe we can take him
to the basketball game with us.


You like that?

It's great.

Did I tell you that we have ourselves
a real gig next week? They're paying us.

No, really? That's wonderful.

Bobby, does your band
get a lot of groupies?

Yeah, all the time.
It gets to be a real drag, though.

Yeah, I guess it would.

They're nothing like you.

- Sorry.
- That's okay.

You want me to play some more?

No, not right now.

Oh, my folks locked the liquor cabinet
or else we could have a drink.

That's okay, I don't want any.


don't you wanna kiss me?


I think I want the lights out.


All of them.




Ah, just the person I wanted to see.

- Not now, Mom, I'm really tired.
- Mm. Just for a minute. Come here.

Come on, come on.
Stand here. Turn around.

- You're home early.
- Do you want me to stay out all night?

Who won?


The basketball game.

Mom, I'm gonna go upstairs now.
I just gotta go to sleep.

What'd I say?

- Gary?
- Huh.

Is something wrong, darling?


- Unh, it's Earl.
- What?

He didn't show up to the meeting tonight.

You think he's all right?

He's still sober.
I went to see him afterwards.

He said he's trying to write,
doesn't have time to go to meetings.

I just think he's setting himself up
to get drunk again.

- Did you talk to him?
- Yeah.

I don't know how much he heard me,

He'll be okay. Don't worry.

Hey, look at all these different effects you
can get just by putting gels over lights.

You're really getting into this.

Well, I mean, it's a big responsibility and
I've never done anything like this before.

I don't know, I'm just a little nervous.

Eh, don't worry. You'll be fine.

- Well, at least you'll be there to help me.
- What do you mean?

You promised you'd help me.

- When did I promise that?
- We talked about it two weeks ago.

- We did?
- Yeah, you said you'd help me run lights.

Honey, that was before
I committed to this parts deal.

Gary, now, come... I'm counting on you.

Valene, what's more important?
Me making a living or your talent show?

It is not my talent show.

It's something that means a great deal
to Karen and I just couldn't turn her down.

I just sort of thought that
you might just be there to help me.

All right. Let me see what I can work out.

Hey, Diana.

- What's wrong?
- Nothing's wrong.

Why do you think
there's something wrong?

- Forget it. Uh, Brenda's on the phone.
- Tell her I'm not here.

- Hello.
- Hi. I didn't wake you, did I?

Hey, Ginger. No, no, I'm up.
I was just about to call you.

I tried to reach you last night.

I got your message.
What can I do for you?

I wanted to remind you that you're bringing
the sound equipment for the ERA benefit.

- Yeah, hon, I didn't forget.
- Good.

Dress rehearsal's
at the old civic auditorium at 5:00.

Well, listen, why don't I pick you up?

I promised I'd take Val and Karen
and a bunch of their things.

Yeah, well,
maybe I could give you all a ride.

I'll just see you there.

Okay. Civic auditorium at 5.
See you there, hon.


You still expect to get back with her,
don't you?

Now, look, that is off-limit conversation.
You know it.

With my voice and your brains,
there are no limits...

unless you make them.

- Okay, I got some stuff.
- More?

- Yeah.
- Okay, what do I do?

Okay, you take this brown stuff and spit.

- Spit.
- Spit? Oh, darling, why?

- Well, because my mom does it, okay?
- Hi.

- Oh, hi, Richard.
- Hi, Richard. Where's Laura?

Oh, she's out playing real-estate tycoon.

I just dropped by to see
whether your sink's okay.

- Is it still gurgling?
- Not so much as a burp, thanks to you.

Well, if you need anything else done,
you know...

plumbing or wiring, light carpentry,
I'm available.

Our disposal just went out this morning.
Suppose you could take a look at it?

I think you ought to have
a serviceman look at that.

Richard, listen, you've been so nice.

- I hate to impose.
- Impose.

I've got a couple of really heavy boxes
in there...

and they're too heavy for me
to get into the garage.

- I'm sorry to be so helpless.
- You're not helpless, you're lazy.

- Where are the boxes?
- In the living room, still.

- We have to take this gooky stuff.
- Right.

And put it right in the middle.

- Okay, you show me.
- Yes, okay, okay.

You take it like that. Ugh. You know.

Put it right in the middle
and then you spread it.

- Okay, let me try it. Like this?
- Uh-huh.

- Okay, then what?
- Ahh.

And then you look in the mirror
and you go like this.

Is that what your mommy does?

- Mm-hm.
- Hmm.

Looks good.

Five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four. Got it? Do it.

- Ready? Five, six, seven, eight.
- Yeah.

One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.

- One, two, three...
- I'm sorry.

- Forgot to kick?
- I forgot.

Don't worry, we'll do it again. No,
I'll do the next part. It's more tricky.

From the kick it goes,
one, two, three, four... Same leg.

Five, six, seven, together.

We'll do it up to there,
but we'll start from the top.

Five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six...

- Diana.
- I'm sorry. I can't do it.

Nonsense. You did it yesterday
and the day before.

- I can't.
- You can if you want to.

I don't want to.
This number is stupid and boring.

This number brought the house down.

Oh, yes, during the Depression.

Hey, watch your mouth.
This is a good number for a good cause.

You're always working
for some good cause.

You're damn right I am.
The ERA is your cause too.

- Well, I'm sick of it.
- Diana, come back here.


Come on.

- Come on.
- Diana.

Diana? I've been trying to
call you all morning. Diana.

- Bobby's here.
- How'd it go last night?

- Are you in love?
- Did you?

- I don't wanna talk about it.
- Why not?

What happened? Was it horrible?
Was it wonderful?

- You didn't go through with it, did you?
- Did you?

Look at her eyes.

Lay off me, will you?
I just wanna be alone.

- Leave me alone.
- But we're your best friends.

Now she's a woman of mystery.

- There's Bobby.
- No, no, no.

What should we do?

- Hi.
- Hi.

- What are you writing?
- My journal.

What do you write about?

Thoughts, feelings.

Do you write about everything
that happens to you?


- Well, suppose somebody should read it.
- Don't worry.

- Listen, Diana, about last night...
- What?

I don't think anybody should know
about it, especially your girlfriends.

- Why not?
- Well, you know how your girlfriends talk.

- I just don't want anybody to know.
- Know what?

- You know.
- Is that all you care about...

- what other people think?
- No.

I just don't want your girlfriends
talking about it all over the place.

Don't worry. I don't wanna ruin
your reputation as a great lover.

Listen, Diana,
that's not what I'm talking about.




One, two, three, four.

No. One, two...
Oh. I'm coming, I'm coming.

One... Oh, forget it.

- Hi.
- Hi. Are you ready?

- Diana's not here.
- Do you wanna wait for her?

- No. She wouldn't miss dress rehearsal.
- That's okay. We can work around you.

She's probably at the auditorium
waiting for us.

- Okay. Come on.
- Right.

Five, six, seven...

- Is something wrong?
- No. Everything's terrific.

I only mention it because you don't
look terri... I mean, you look terrific.


You wanna talk about it?

All right, I'll back off.

I'm sorry.

Great, because I just got to L.A.
I don't know too many people here yet.

In fact, I don't know any people here yet.

Where are you from?

Indiana. The sticks, huh?

Would you believe
I've never been to the ocean before?

It sure is pretty.

Hey, do you want a beer?
I've got some more in the car.

That is, if you're old enough.

I feel like I turned
a thousand years old today.

Well, hey, happy birthday.

- What smells hot? Is something burning?
- The gel was burning.

- Is it okay now?
- It's all right.

Oh, good.

One, two, three, and...

Yeah. Looking good, girls.
Keep it up. Good.

- Ginger, did Kenny get here yet?
- No.

- I don't think he's coming.
- Darling, he's got to or we've got no sound.

Bobby. Uh...

Do you think maybe we could
use your amps for the rest of our acts?

Sure. Uh, we only got two mikes
and we're gonna get some feedback.

That's okay, that doesn't matter.
We just gotta give it a try, okay?

- Sure.
- Good.

Uh, Bobby, wait... Wait a second. Could you
call me back as soon as she gets in?

- All right. Have you seen Diana?
- Not for a while.

- Look, I gotta go.
- Wait a minute.

Um, did something happen
between you two?

I saw her at the beach.

Look, I gotta go.

The beach.

What time is it?

- Early.
- Oh, I have to go. I have a rehearsal.

Come on, I got some coffee in the car.

- Yeah, come on. Oh!
- Up. Ready?

- That last beer was the one too many.
- Yeah.

- Got it?
- Ready?


- I thought you said you had a car.
- Same difference.

I came out from Indiana in this.

What's the matter, scared?


Wait a minute.

- Where have you been?
- What happened? You're drunk.

- It was only beer.
- Is that supposed to make it all right?

- I'm not a kid.
- When it comes to drinking, you are.

We waited for you at that rehearsal
for over an hour.

Is that damn show all you care about?


That little girl needs a good talking-to.

I think I should speak to her first.

Yeah. Well, that's what I mean.

Okay, what's going on?

I gotta get some sleep.


Mama, I don't wanna be a woman.

It's too hard.

Oh, you. Help me out, will you?

- Hey.
- What is he doing here again?

- Brian, that's no way to talk.
- Well, he's here all the time.

Well, his wife is working today
and he's here helping me clean the pool.

- And I'm very glad he is.
- Where's Jason?

At a picnic.

Come on.
Val is gonna take you to the beach.

- I'm bored of the beach.
- Oh, good.

Oh, come on, you'll have a wonderful time.
You always do, don't you?

- I do.
- Don't go away, I'll be right back.

- Hello?
- Hi, babe.

Listen, I'm sorry about your rehearsal, but
we got working and it just went all night.

I knew I couldn't count on you.

- Babe, I said I was sorry.
- Kenny, you are always sorry.

Look, we're spending 200 bucks an hour
for studio time alone.

You want me to walk out because
my wife is involved in amateur dramatics?

Look, just forget I even asked.

Oh. Dad, Dad, can I have the next batch?
Can I? Can I?

Okay, okay, squirt. Now, don't bug us.
We're creating.

How are you feeling?

Dad's making some sourdough pancakes.

How about a big stack
with butter and maple syrup?

- Can I still be in the show?
- Be careful, man, don't spill it.

Okay. Why don't you just
mind your own business?

I guess so. As long as we get in
a couple hours' rehearsal.


Mm. Ooh.

Oh, does that feel good.

Oh, I'm sorry. Is that your foot?


It's a shame Laura has to work
on Sundays, isn't it?


Yeah, I think it...

I don't know, somehow I think it hardens
a woman when she works too hard.

You need time to enjoy
the sensual things in life.

When a woman
loses touch with that, it's...

- I don't know, it's sad.
- Yeah.

- Thank you.
- Mm.

- Ha, ha. Look at the way it's bubbling.
- Mm.

We should fill the whole thing
with champagne.

Want me to massage your back?


I've been told I have good hands.

You do.

They're strong, but they're gentle too.

- We're gonna get feedback.
- Well...

Whoa. We got feedback.
Maybe if we just make it lower.

You guys need something
to boost your sound?

Oh, Kenny, thank heaven.
That stuff looks wonderful.

- What is it?
- I'll show you.

No, no, no. Never mind.
As long as it works, it's wonderful.

- I'm gonna change.
- We'll have this set up in no time.

I'll give you a hand.
You wanna hook this thing up?

Put that on the other side
of the stage, okay?


One, two, three, out.

One, two. Two, two.
One, two. Two, two.

Could you hold the front door for him
as you go by?

I didn't think you cared
for amateur dramatics.

Well, I figured since
you're getting interested in show biz...

I might as well
give you all the encouragement I can.

I'm only pulling the curtain.

Watch out, you might get hooked.


I need to talk to you.

Hello, Sylvie.

- Excuse me, babe.
- Kenny.


What are you doing here?

Did you look at that arrangement
that Dave sent?

You didn't have to come here
to talk about it.

Yes, I did. And I want you to call him
and make him do it over.

- We'll talk about that later. All right?
- That'll be too late.

We're recording in the morning,
or did you forget?

Look, I saw that arrangement.
I think it's great.

Well, I won't sing it. And I want you
to work with me on it tonight.

Kenny, this song could make the charts
if we just get it right.

Okay, all right.
Now, you wait outside. Outside.

- Honey.
- Don't waste your time...

with amateur dramatics.

I wish you could try to understand.

If I could get a record on the charts,
just one...

I do understand.

Well, I'll try and get back soon.

Just a little bit lower. That's good.

- One, two, three.
- Oh, no. Not now, girls, please.

Just leave this here, okay? Thank you.


Hi, Bobby.

If there are things
to be worked out between us...

we should do it together,
you know, with each other.

- I'm sorry I got so angry at you yesterday.
- It's okay, I guess I wasn't much help.



maybe things weren't the way
they were supposed to be.

- I don't know.
- What about all those groupies?

- You didn't believe that, did you?
- No.

- Can I see you again?
- I don't know.

Oh, Diana, you're supposed to have
your costume on now. Come on. Hurry up.

- I gotta go.
- Diana.

Can you believe it? A man put
an offer down on that white elephant.

I don't know whether to take his money
or warn him away.

- Take the money and run.
- Hi.

- Hi, Abby.
- Is that seat taken?

Oh, no, no, no. Sit down.

I'm sorry. I've been talking so much about
me, I didn't ask you what you did today.

Just a little rewiring.

- Hey, Ginger. You ready?
- Oh, yeah. Oh, did Gary ever show?

No, but that's okay.
I mean, I can get along without him.

Okay, everybody, places.
Come on, hurry, hurry, hurry.

That's it. There you go.

Okay. Everybody ready?

- Oh, the curtain.
- Oh, yeah.

- Okay?
- Yeah.

I need some more eye shadow.

Look, I don't know about you,
but I can't stand this.

I'm nervous enough
without this going on between us.

- I think we have to talk.
- Well, you missed your chance.

I tried to talk to you about 50 times
in the last couple of days...

but you've been too preoccupied
with the show.

Right, I have been preoccupied.
I'm always preoccupied.

What stopped you from saying,
"Hey, Mom, I wanna talk"?

I would've listened, you know that.


I'm really nervous.
I think we're both nervous.

Why don't we clear the air right now
before we go on?


The other night...

Bobby and I didn't go
to the basketball game.

We went to his house
and his parents weren't home.

Well, honey,
I think probably you're right.

- I don't think this is the right time...
- No, you started it, let's finish it.

- We have to go on stage in a few minutes.
- And the show must go on, right?

God. I'm acting just like my mother.

I'm sorry, baby.

Did you and Bobby make love?



Bobby and I love each other.

We really do.

I mean, when we kiss
or when we touch...

or even when we just hold hands,
I really wanna be with him.

But it was terrible.

I didn't know what to do
and neither did he.

It was like...

suddenly we were strangers.

I felt so bad about myself...

and so lonely.

You weren't ready.

- But Danielle and Brenda...
- This has nothing to do with them.


It's about Diana.

You have to be you.

What if there's something wrong
with me?

What if I'm always scared?
What if I'm always uncomfortable?

Oh, honey, when it's right...

Oh, sure, you may be scared...

feel clumsy. You probably will.

It's not like the movies.

There's nothing wrong with you.

When it's the right time
with the right person...

you help each other through it.

And then you feel not lonely at all...

but closer than you can ever imagine.

I guess that's a long way off.

Oh, baby, if only that were so.

I wanted to talk to you so badly.

I know.

I just hated to admit
how much I need you.



- How did I do?
- Fine.