Guiding Light Transcript Thursday 1/15/09
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Previously on "Guiding Light"
Dinah: What is the deal with the girl? Did she dump you? Is that why you go all Incredible Hulk when people look at you the wrong way.
Shayne: She's just a girl.
Jeffrey: I may have some information about Shayne’s girlfriend.
Reva: Oh, no.
Beth: Oh, God. You have to go. You have to go.
Coop: Why? A potted plant fell.
Beth: It didn't-- it doesn't just fall.
Coop: Beth, no one is here.
Beth: Alan could be inside.
Coop: He could be inside. He could be in the office. He could be in the driveway. Beth, please, come on.
Beth: Please, please, please, just go, please. Please, please go. Please.
Coop: Fine. I'll call you a little later. Okay?
Beth: Okay. Just cut through the study.
Lizzie: Hey, Mom. Sorry I broke your planter.
Alan: You're here, huh? I was expecting to find Elizabeth.
Bill: Yeah, well, I've got to pay the bills.
Alan: You know, if you would accept that offer I made, you can away walk away from the company, my company, with a little dignity.
Bill: (Laughs) It's our company, Spaulding-Lewis, remember?
Alan: You know, if you really care for her, you'll take that offer and walk away.
Bill: I'm not going to walk away because then I wouldn't be able to protect her. Alan, I know you have plans for her, and whatever they are, I know it can't be good.
Alan: Care to ask me what they are?
Bill: Sure. I'm asking.
Alan: I'm taking Elizabeth to New York City to meet with some investors.
Bill: New York City?
Alan: Yeah. Bill, please don't follow us this time. You know, you're no longer relevant in her life. She's moved on.
Bill: Okay, Alan, you can go to hell now.
Alan: I'm going to New York City first. And when Elizabeth and I return, she will realize that the key to her happiness and success is her family. And you, Bill, will be nothing but a memory. And, of course, you know how easily those are to forget.
Shayne: Her name was Lara. This picture doesn't do her justice. She had a, she had a... she had a glow in her eyes, and there was always something going on up there. And it made you want to be around her because you're always trying to figure out what she was thinking. And, um, she had a great laugh. She had this laugh that would melt your heart. And the work we were doing, it was important to... to be able to laugh. I would give anything to hear um her... I would give anything to say good-bye to her. But, um... but she's gone.
Josh: Son... I told your mom there was a girl, that it seemed serious.
Shayne: Yeah, I wasn't good at hiding it.
Josh: No, you weren’t. Even before I came to visit him, I could tell from the e-mails. Want to tell us about her.
Shayne: Not much to tell. We met at training camp, and we were both going to save the world. But once you get out there and you see what you're dealing with... I don't know. I didn't know a lot about her. We both kept catching different assignments, we'd be apart for months at a time, but from the beginning, there was a connection. We... it sounds so lame.
Dinah: No, it doesn’t.
Shayne: Everything is heightened-- when life or death becomes your norm, you get caught up in it. You get caught up in the work. You get caught up in the danger.
Dinah: Danger is a very powerful thing.
Shayne: It makes everything that you feel, it makes it more intense. After spending all this time together, Lara and I, before we knew it. We wanted to have a life together. We were going to have a home, a family. She was the one.
Jeffrey: Shayne, the report didn't say how she died.
Shayne: In the field.
Josh: The same explosion.
Reva: That poor girl...
Shayne: Don't do that, Mom. Don't do that. Don't feel sorry for her. She wouldn't want it. She knew the risks that came with the job. Question time over?
Josh: Let him go, Reva.
Reva: This is your fault. Your fault! (Cries)
Bill: Why did you come here looking for Lizzie?
Alan: Oh, I just wanted to talk to her about some travel plans, that's all.
Bill: She doesn't know about the trip, does she?
Alan: Of course she does. I just want to go over a few details with her.
Bill: No, no. I doubt it. In fact, you are the very thing you accuse me of being. That's right. And you know what that tells me?
Alan: Good-bye, Bill.
Bill: It tells me that I still haven't lost her.
Beth: It's not what you think.
Lizzie: Whenever people say that, it's usually exactly what I think. Unless that was a random, one-time thing that I saw. You slipped, and Coop caught you with his lips.
Beth: We didn't plan it. It just happened.
Lizzie: That's another one of my favorite clichés.
Beth: Lizzie, try to understand. I was alone when your grandfather was having his visions of Gus. I was alone when he almost lost everything. And then you were kidnapped.
Lizzie: And you were alone? You had a house full of people. I was alone.
Beth: Those were the longest days of my life. I didn't know where you were, if you were okay, or even if you were alive.
Lizzie: So when it looked like I wouldn't be coming back, you just thought, what the hell. I could use a little distraction?
Beth: No. It wasn't like that. We were talking before. He was helping me with my studies. And then it just turned into something else. Lizzie, try to understand, I was just trying to...
Lizzie: No, no. I understand, Mom. You couldn't deal, so you slept with a guy young enough to be your son. And not just any guy. My first love. My ex-fiancé. You make me sick.
Beth: Who the hell do you think that you are?
Coop: No, I'm not going to leave her with him.
Beth: You should understand more than anyone what I am going through. For months I have watched you pour all of your faith into a relationship that the rest of the world doubted.
Lizzie: Well, guess what? The rest of the world was right. So maybe you should take a hint.
Beth: I am sorry that Bill hurt you.
Lizzie: Oh don't even talk to me about Bill. I have been wondering where you have been.
Beth: I have been right here! But you are a grown woman. And I am more than just your mother. I have a right to a life.
Lizzie: For you to even compare what you have with Coop to what I had with Bill, I didn't even know if you knew we broke up. You've been so freaking supportive, Mom!
Beth: I am sorry that we haven't talked, but it is not for lack of trying on my part!
Lizzie: Obviously, I can see what's been keeping you so busy.
Beth: You have no idea what Coop and I have, and, honestly, neither do we. But it's real, it's not something cheap or sleazy.
Lizzie: Then why hide it, Mom? I think we should have a party. I think we should have a party so we can show everyone how great it is and how happy you guys are.
Lizzie: Really. You're telling me. Maybe you should tell Granddad. I mean, you guys aren't married anymore, right? What's the harm in that? Except that you know that it would kill him. Maybe you don't care. Maybe you only care about what he would do to you and Coop.
Beth: Don't do this. Don't tell him! Lizzie, don't tell. Don't, tell him!
Reva: Dinah, I'm not through with you.
Dinah: Before you go all mother lion on me, the truth is I'm the one who found your son. He'd still be picking bar fights in Germany if I hadn't shown up.
Reva: He didn't need you to find his way home!
Dinah: You weren't there to see what I saw.
Reva: He's falling apart! It seems like to me, that wherever you go, things fall apart!
Dinah: That's nice. That day in the military hospital, I never would have known it was him. I would have not known that. And you know what, he was a first-class pain in the ass. And I was a living, breathing reminder of home, of you, of Josh, of all things Springfield. That's it. But what you did to him when he came back-- I'm sorry, Reva, but that's all on you.
Reva: What I did to him?
Dinah: Yes, you were too busy treating him like hero to even see...
Reva: He is a hero! And he turned to you! He confided in you!
Dinah: He hasn't been confiding in me. He can't get rid of me fast enough when I'm around!
Reva: You knew about Lara, and you didn't say anything. If you'd come to me and if you had told me, then I could have maybe helped him deal with this loss!
Dinah: So it's all my fault! This is all my fault, that I hadn't said things that Shayne, had he wanted you to know, could have told you himself. I knew there was a girl and he lost her, but that's all I know. And just now, how he got all of that out, that was good for him. That was good for him. You know why? Because I know that kind of pain. And you cannot go around it. You have to go through it. You have to go through it. And he does not need Mommy to hold his hand and to dry his tears. He needs to hurt. He needs to hurt and hurt until it stops hurting. And you are loving him too much to let him do that. So if you want to help him, you have to back off. And you have to give someone who understands a shot. Let me give it a shot.
Josh: Hey, guys. Have you seen Reva or Dinah?
Jeffrey: We lost them somewhere.
Buzz: What's going on? Shayne?
Buzz: Park it. Beers are on me.
Jeffrey: Maybe we should keep looking, huh?
Buzz: No, no, no, no, no. Stay. Sooner or later everybody comes to Company.
Dinah: Not bad.
Buzz: They actually had to take her clothes away and put her a hotel room. (Laughter)
Reva: Well, isn't this nice!
Buzz: I told you...
Reva: Shayne's in crisis, and you're in here having a couple of beers.
Josh: Reva, we came in here looking for you and Dinah. You both flew out of there so fast.
Jeffrey: Is she across the street getting stitches?
Reva: I'm the one who is pregnant with cancer. Dinah could have taken me easily. Was anybody worried about that?
Jeffrey: No. We knew you could take her.
Reva: I did kind of lay into her. It was probably wrong. Because whatever Shayne is going through right now is not her fault. It's yours.
Beth: Lizzie! Lizzie! Lizzie! Please, don't tell Alan. Think of your brother and sister.
Lizzie: Think of them as what? What, your bargaining chips?
Beth: After everything he's done to you, what are you turning on me?
Lizzie: He has been there for me more than you ever have!
Beth: That is not true!
Lizzie: Yes, it is! Not always in a good way, but he has been there for me! He has dreams for me. Your dreams, Mom, are only for yourself!
Beth: What are you talking about? It has always been you and me. Why are you forgetting that?
Lizzie: It has always been me taking care of you ever since Dad left.
Beth: Okay. I am sorry about that. We both deserved better. Lizzie, don't you have dreams? You should.
Lizzie: You know that I did, please.
Beth: And because yours fell apart, mine should, too?
Lizzie: Coop! Mom, we're talking about Coop!
Beth: And what about Bill? Have you forgotten that I was married to Bill? I'm just-- sometimes you can't help how you feel. It just happens. Look, I don't want to go tit-for-tat with you. Coop appreciates me. He sees value in me. I had forgotten what it feels like to have a man care for you like that.
Lizzie: You are, just a huge cliché. This is not some big, swooping love affair, Mom! This is you going all cougar on your boy toy tutor because your life turned out to be such a bummer. And you're taking advantage of Granddad's money and power to go to law school because you're so damned bored.
Beth: Don't take your disappointment out on me. I am fighting for my future. One where I can belong to this family without being a slave to it. One where I can stand on my own and take care of myself and my children. Now, I am sorry that things didn't work out between you and Bill. I am sorry for all of the disappointments in your life! But that should make you understand better than anyone what a rare gift it is to be happy. I am not asking that you support me. But do not betray me.
Alan: Is something wrong? What is it? What's happened?
Lizzie: Mom didn't want you to know.
Alan: Know what?
Lizzie: She knows that you hate it when we worry about you, and I was just telling her that I think you've been working too hard lately. It wasn't that long ago that you were sick.
Alan: Well, now, you can stop worrying because I am just fine.
Beth: I'm glad.
Lizzie: Yeah. We just want what is best for you, Granddad.
Alan: Well, what's best for me is a trip to New York City.
Alan: Yes. I'm courting some new investors there with all of these foreclosures and bank failings, now is a perfect time to pick up some more property here in Springfield. Now, Company is only the beginning.
Beth: And I take it that you want us to go with you?
Alan: No. I learned my lesson from the China trip, Beth. You have your studies, and I know how important they are to you.
Beth: Thank you. Thank you, Alan.
Alan: But, now, Elizabeth, I am counting on you.
Lizzie: Of course. Whatever you need, Granddad.
Alan: Well, what I need is you to go with me. But if you feel you need to stay here because possibly-- I don't want you to choose between business and Bill ever again.
Lizzie: It's not a choice anymore.
Alan: Good, sweetheart. Broken hearts do heal in time.
Lizzie: Yeah, but they hurt before they heal. And I wouldn't wish that kind of pain on anyone... Granddad.
Bill: Her diary. I could... no. No. No, I'm not going to read it. I did that once before and destroyed all... trust. But, you know what, I-- but I used that information to hurt her. I just-- I need to... I want to help her.
Lizzie: "I don't want the kidnapping to define me. I don't want not knowing to haunt me forever. If only I could take the worst experience of my life and turn it into something beautiful."
Reva: Yeah, so Dinah basically told me that it wasn't her job to tell me Shayne’s business. And she was right because it's yours! Where are you going?
Reva: I mean, it was bad enough that you teamed up with Dinah to get that picture of Lara, and then not tell me about it?
Jeffrey: How would telling you have changed anything, Reva?
Reva: Because Josh and I could have reached out to Shayne earlier.
Josh: Whoa! Leave me out of it, Reva.
Reva: Excuse me?
Josh: I'm with Jeffrey on this.
Reva: You're siding with Jeffrey? Since when!?
Coop: Hi. What's going on over there?
Buzz: Oh, just parents arguing about kids. You okay?
Coop: Yeah, I'm fine.
Reva: I am his mother. I will always worry about him, and he needs help.
Josh: You need to stop hovering.
Reva: Who's hovering?
Buzz: (Laughs) It takes a son to get you that riled up.
Coop: Dad, don’t. Please don't go there. I can't even come in here one time without you bringing up how negative Beth and I really are together. One time. One time, this is what this is about, isn't it?
Buzz: Do you know how hard it is? How hard it is?
Coop: Come on.
Buzz: ...All the mistakes-- all of the times I've screwed up in my life. You start to make the same mistakes...
Coop: Dad, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear this!
Josh: If he had been doing it in front of your face, it wouldn't have changed the outcome. The woman our son loved is dead. Now, if Dinah and Jeffrey hadn't looked into it, we still might not even know about it.
Reva: Wait. So now your defending Dinah, too?
Josh: It's one of those "It takes a village" moments, Reva. Our son is hurting. He needs our help, that's true. He needs everything he can get from us, but he also needs help from other people. So if someone is willing to take the initiative-- Jeffrey, I appreciate what you tried to do for our son.
Jeffrey: Thank you. I did it for you, Reva.
Josh: And that's why you should appreciate him.
Jeffrey: Thank you, Josh.
Josh: You're welcome, Jeffrey.
Reva: (Laughs) What is going on here?
Jeffrey: We're trying to take care of you, since you won't take care of yourself.
Reva: I can take care of Shayne and our baby all at the same time, and I can beat cancer while I'm at it!
Jeffrey: You're not going to do all of that today, are you? Reva, you're treating this Shayne thing like it's a sprint when it's a marathon.
Reva: This "Shayne thing?"
Josh: If Shayne wanted us with him, he would have stayed. When he shows up here, we'll be here for him.
Jeffrey: And everyone always comes to Company eventually, right?
Reva: Oh, that's a brilliant strategy.
Jeffrey: It works. Ask Buzz.
Buzz: Yeah. Why don't you have some coffee, chamomile tea.
Reva: No. You know what? You guys are all crazy. I'm going to go find Shayne.
Buzz: She's used to having the man chase her.
Josh: It's when you stop, that she comes back.
Jeffrey: Another round, boys?
Shayne: Agh! Get me out of this hole.
Dinah: Shovel yourself out. You know how to shovel it.
Shayne: What is that supposed to mean?
Dinah: We're not leaving here until I get the whole story.
Shayne: You just got the whole story!
Shayne: You think I'd lie about that? If you think I'd lie about that, you're pretty sick.
Dinah: If you think your insults are going to get rid of me, then you're pretty stupid. Now, I'm not calling you a liar, but I know you left some stuff out.
Shayne: You don't know anything, okay?
Dinah: That beautiful story in Germany about lost love and then all of that crap just now about the sparkle in her eye and her laughter... people don't talk like that, Shayne. Maybe your mom and dad believe you, but I think you're playing them. They have in their heads that you're still some kind of big hero. You know it's real easy to save someone when you're the one who set the fire. You want to know my favorite part? My favorite part was when you said, "Mom, no, no, no, don't feel sorry for her. She knew the risks." That was good. So why don't we talk about what part was the lie and what part was the truth. Why don't you help me out here.
Shayne: Stop it! What do you want from me?
Dinah: I would like the truth!
Shayne: You want the truth?
Shayne: All right. It wasn't an accident! I killed her!
Dinah: Okay! You what?
Shayne: That story I told you in Germany wasn't a lie. It just wasn't everything. It was a beautiful day. My life was good. Except I hadn't seen Lara in months.
Shayne: Work. Work kept us apart for long stretches at a time. We were supposed to see each other that night.
Dinah: So you were really happy?
Shayne: The happiest I've ever been. I was going to ask her to marry me.
Dinah: And then you stepped on a landmine and everything went to hell. Shayne, it's okay. You can tell me.
Shayne: I wasn't focused. I was thinking about the proposal all day and what I was going to say, and she wasn't supposed to be there.
Shayne: The field that I was working in. I was supposed to finish clearing the field and get ready and go to her. And I finished, and I turned around... and she was running across the field to me. And I missed one landmine. I missed one. You know, she trusted me, that I was-- I was going to protect her and take care of her. But I couldn't, I couldn't do the one thing that I was supposed to do.
Dinah: It was still an accident.
Shayne: Don't you get it? Aren't you listening to me? It was on me! I was supposed to clear that field! I missed the landmine, and Lara died because of me! Don't you-- listen to me? Lara-- what happened to her-- me being in his chair is nothing. I killed her! I killed her! It's on me! All right? It should have been me. It should have been me!
Man: It's what we feared. She's dead.
Alan: Elizabeth, did Jeremy already put your things in the car?
Lizzie: Oh, no. I have a couple things to take care of, so I'm going to meet you at the airport.
Alan: You're not having doubts about this trip, are you?
Lizzie: No! No. I would not flake on you at a time like this, okay?
Alan: A time like what?
Lizzie: You know, just with all the changes going on.
Alan: Oh, but, Elizabeth, I think they're good changes. Our family is finally coming together again.
Lizzie: I'll see you there, okay?
Alan: All right. I'll see you later.
Coop: How did it go with Lizzie?
Beth: You were there? What?
Coop: Relax. We're just talking here, Beth.
Beth: You shouldn't be here.
Coop: In a parking lot?
Beth: I have a class.
Coop: You have a class, right. I can't be here. I can't be at your house. Why don't you tell me where I can be, Beth? Look, I didn't want to leave you alone if it was Alan who caught us.
Beth: How much did you hear?
Coop: I couldn't really make anything out. I thought about jumping in, but I figured it would be a bad idea. Look, let me at least talk to Lizzie.
Beth: No, no, no, no, no. That, that, that would make it worse.
Coop: Maybe I can persuade her a little bit, then.
Beth: No. Please, just go. This is...
Coop: Why, why does it matter who sees us? Telling everyone now will seem easy.
Coop: Yes, everyone. Once something like this gets out to the town, which I'm sure it already has, everything else will seem easy. It's all or nothing at that point. And next to Alan finding out, the hardest part is behind us. Lillian knows. Lizzie knows. This is a good start.
Beth: Good? How is this good?
Coop: It's good because the more people that know, the more of a reality it can become, Beth.
Beth: Okay. You know, this hopeless romantic thing is nice, but it doesn't translate into the real world. I guess, you're young. I didn't realize how young, you have no idea.
Coop: Beth, stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop! You're running out of reasons. Now you're coming up with excuses. Alan is getting ready to go out of town. This is our chance. This is our time to finally be together. There is nothing to stop us, Beth.
Bill: Don't go.
Lizzie: You shouldn't be here.
Bill: Lizzie, he didn't even ask you first.
Lizzie: Well, he asked me after. What's the difference? What-- I'm sorry, how did you know about this trip?
Bill: I saw Alan at the office.
Lizzie: You were at the office?
Bill: You didn't think I was going to take the buyout offer, did you?
Lizzie: I didn't know.
Bill: Lizzie, you are not Alan, okay? But the more time you spend with him, the more you're going to lose yourself. He wants you to go to New York because he knows that I cannot get to you there.
Lizzie: Go! Go! I have work...
Bill: Lizzie, Lizzie.
Lizzie: No. Just stop! You have no idea the day that I had.
Bill: Tell me.
Lizzie: We don't do that anymore.
Bill: No, I guess not. But, listen, forget what you think about me, okay? Don't stay for me. Do it for you. Okay? Don't let Alan change you because you are perfect.
Lizzie: I know him. I don't always like him, but I know it. And I am tired of not knowing. I know him. I don't know you.
Bill: Yes, you do.
Lizzie: No. I don't think I ever did. I have to go get my suitcase. Do not be here when I get back.
Shayne: You happy? Did you get your whole story?
Dinah: Is that the real one? What? I've heard two different versions now.
Shayne: What's wrong with you?
Dinah: Fine, you can be mad at me. It's all right. But I know I did good today. I know, because whether you notice it or not, you're out of that damn chair. You're walking, Shayne Lewis. You're walking.
Reva: Shayne was walking.
Reva: Shayne was walking. Not well, but I saw him get up out of his wheelchair, and he get up on his feet, and he was walking without any help.
Jeffrey: Just now?
Reva: Yep. He was upset -- he was really upset. I mean, I understand that, but I don't know maybe if it his anger that was motivating him or --
Jeffrey: Reva, I'm so happy for you.
Reva: I am happy. You should be happy, too. I mean, he's your son now. And Josh was right about something else. I need to appreciate you more. You look out for me and my babies -- all of them. (Chuckles)
Jeffrey: Well, you know what I would appreciate right now? It's you going home, taking a break, and putting your feet up.
Reva: Does that mean I don't have to cook tonight?
Jeffrey: I think that can be arranged.
Reva: Oh, good.
Jeffrey: Come on, I'll drive you.
Reva: No, no, no, no, no. You need to stay here. You have important work to do, but I promise you I will go home, and I will rest, but you need to get on this, because we have enough problems. We have to find out who this guy is and what he wants with my son.
Jeffrey: Ok, I got it. Go home, Detective.
Reva: Ok. I'll see you there.
Jeffrey: All right.
Reva: Thank you. I'll going to get groceries. You're going to cook.
Jeffrey: Okay. (Sighs)
Coop: Beth, Beth, you're skipping classes?
Coop: Why? Where are you going?
Beth: I'm - I'm going home, because I'm tired of dealing with Lizzie and you, and I need some space.
Coop: Space? You need space? Space. That's all I've been giving you. Nothing but space, and look where it's gotten us. Alan is going to be back in town.
Beth: How did you even know about that --
Coop: It doesn't matter how I know about that. By the time he gets back into town, we're going to be out to everybody. We're going to be a reality. He can't take on an entire town by himself.
Beth: Yes, he can. And what makes you think that this town won't be on his side. You know, most people know better than to fight.
Coop: Because they don't feel the way I feel for you, Beth. I thought you felt the same way, too. I thought you believed in us.
Beth: I do.
Coop: You do? Well, that's good. Then why don't you stand up to him and show him that you're not scared.
Beth: I am scared, and you should be, too.
Coop: No. You know what scares me? It's quitting on life, and right now you seem like you're so close to doing that. Beth, this is your life. This is your chance. This is your time. You either stand up to him, and you come away with me, or you're just going to be running forever.
[Coop walks away]
Alan: Yes, they're fueling the jet right now. I do want to give you a little heads up, though. We may be extending our stay there, so make sure that the Presidential Suite is ready. I want Elizabeth to be treated like the princess that she is.
Lizzie: (Screams when Bill grabs her)
Coming up on "Guiding Light" --
Alan: Where in the hell is Elizabeth? We were supposed to leave for New York yesterday. Now if you want to be of value, you will find her and find her fast. I don't have a good feeling about this?
Bill: You got my message?
Daisy: Yeah. That looks like the van you crashed after the kidnapping.
Bill: Yes, and you can back out now, and I will not hold it against you.
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