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Casey: Really? Daniel's doing okay?
Tom: He's better than okay. He's on the debating team. Look like they're gonna be competing against Exeter next month.
Casey: Wow! That's impressive.
Tom: Hey. Also, on the baseball team, varsity, shortstop. He's -- he's thrilled. So am I.
Casey: That's it. Just keep rubbing it in. But I can still take him in arm-wrestling.
Tom: This is not a competition. I'm proud of all your accomplishments, as well.
Casey: Oh, really? Which -- which one's your favorite -- jail or my failed engagement? 'Cause I'm gonna go with jail.
Tom: Cut it out. Your grades are improving. You've turned your life around. Stop being so self-deprecating. I'm proud of all my sons.
Henry: It's okay. It's okay. I just need a minute. I don't want you to stick around watching me make a fool of myself.
Barbara: Oh, come on, Henry. I've seen you in a superhero cape. Nothing can embarrass me. Not a paper bag. Besides, I owe you.
Henry: You owe me?
Barbara: Yeah, 'cause you were with me when I was having a panic attack of my own, waiting to find out if my cancer was back.
Henry: This is different.
Barbara: How so?
Henry: I don't -- I don't feel comfortable talking to you about it.
Barbara: Because of Vienna and the baby? Well, lucky for you, I'm over it.
Henry: You are?
Barbara: Well, yeah. You and Vienna are getting married. You're having a child, and I have to accept it and move on.
Henry: That's, uh -- that's good for you.
Barbara: Not like I had any choice, but -- I'm hoping we can still be friends.
Henry: I hope so, too.
Barbara: Then don't push a friend away when you're in trouble, even if it's just a panic attack.
Henry: I really feel foolish.
Barbara: Oh, don't. Why don't you tell me what happened?
Henry: I was -- I was on my way to the hospital to see Vienna. She's seeing her ob-gyn. I stopped by a baby store to get her something. A surprise, you know. And I was getting in the car, and I saw this park.
Barbara: What about it?
Henry: Well, when we lost the baby, Vienna and I came out here, and we, uh -- we let some balloons loose. It was a -- I don't know. It was a ceremony, sort of.
Barbara: Like a goodbye.
Henry: Like a goodbye. And I -- I don't know. I just stood out here and thought about all those balloons and them floating away.
Barbara: It reminded you of what you lost.
Henry: Yeah, Barbara. I got really scared, 'cause if it could happen once, it could happen again.
Barbara: No, no, no. Fate is not gonna be that cruel. It's not gonna take away your chance to be a father.
Henry: I'm not so sure that it can't happen again.
Barbara: Oh, come on. Come on. I mean, look at me. I beat all the odds when they weren't in my favor. You can handle this. I know you can
Barbara: What a gorgeous day. It's hard to believe that anything in the world can go wrong when it's so beautiful like this.
Henry: Yet they do.
Barbara: Yeah, they do.
Henry: Thank you, though, for trying to cheer me up.
Barbara: Is it working?
Henry: Eh, it's--
Barbara: You know, you have no reason to be having panic attacks, because the baby's going to be fine, and you're gonna be a wonderful father.
Henry: You think so?
Barbara: Oh, I do. And trust me, I was married to the most loathsome father on the planet.
Henry: James Stenbeck, Daddy Dearest.
Henry: Yeah. I'm just lucky that I didn't have to go through that.
Barbara: You have no idea how lucky.
Henry: Sometimes I feel for Paul. Trust me.
Barbara: Well, Paul turned out okay.
Henry: That depends on your definition of okay.
Barbara: Paul's complicated.
Barbara: But he's a good man. And so are you.
Henry: Thank you. I mean that.
Barbara: I mean it, too.
Henry: Well, no more panic attacks for me. I'm, uh -- I'm done heaving for the day. It's time to get back to the real world.
Barbara: Yeah, yeah. Unfortunately, I guess we should. But one more thing. I don't want what happened between us to keep you from moving on. I want you to give everything you have to Vienna and that baby, 100%, because they deserve to be happy, and so do you.
Henry: I hope you find what you're looking for, too, Barbara.
Barbara: I thought I had.
Henry: I'm sorry
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