Guiding Light Transcript Thursday 1/29/09
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Previously on "Guiding Light"...
Billy: Guess again.
Bill: He was here.
Billy: Yeah, was. He could be anywhere now.
Bill: What happened?
Billy: Well, you ran outside and almost passed out. Hey, buddy, you hit your head earlier. You've got to take it easy.
Bill: How did I get here?
Billy: Well, you climbed up this mountain, and then you fell down like a ton of bricks. I found you outside, and I pulled you back in again.
Bill: Where is he? Phillip?
Billy: Phillip's not here.
Bill: We have to go get him.
Billy: Whoa, whoa, just sit right down. Just sit right down. Just take it easy.
Bill: Dad, I need him to help with Lizzie.
Bill: Maybe something in here will tell me where he went.
Buzz: You do understand why I'm concerned?
Coop: You shouldn't be.
Buzz: Yeah, but I am.
Coop: Dad, you shouldn't be.
Buzz: Forget it.
Coop: What? Beth is going to go ahead and break it up with Alan. They have been arguing and teetering on the edge for a very long time now. So this is totally possible and probable. We're going to give it a reasonable amount of time, and then eventually we'll start dating again. At least that's what Alanís going to think.
Buzz: What's reasonable?
Coop: Reasonable is reasonable. I don't know, a couple weeks. Dad, the point is we're going to be safe. Company is going to be safe, okay? It's fine. Alan won't have a reason to go after any of us.
Frank: Well, well, well, if it isn't captain daredevil here. Where's your mask?
Coop: That's funny. That's very funny.
Frank: Well, you know, I can afford to be. You, not so much.
Coop: Well, Frank, you just don't know the whole story about... Dad, can you fill him in for a second, please?
Blake: I can explain.
Coop: You submitted my book! You didn't ask me, Blake.
Blake: It's too good not to be published.
Coop: It's too hot to be published.
Blake: It's beautiful. It's a real love story.
Coop: Blake, forget it. That book cannot and will not see the light of day.
Rick: You know, if you're not going to drink that, you might think about possibly donating it to somebody who could really use it.
Rick: I was just kidding.
Lizzie: That's okay. The last time you should take a drink is when you really need one.
Rick: You know, I wish I had that insight when I was that young.
Rick: So what's going on, Lizzie? Is this about Bill?
Lizzie: I wish it was just about Bill. Why did you and mom get divorced?
Rick: You know, the short version would take about five hours and about six of those.
Lizzie: I'm serious.
Rick: Um... look, sweetheart, you're like a daughter to me. If there's something on your mind, if you want to talk to me about your mom, I'm all ears.
Lizzie: Do you know?
Rick: Yes, I know.
Lizzie: Great. Great. What, did they take out a frickin' ad?
Rick: Believe me, it's information I didn't want to know, either.
Lizzie: It is bad. It is bad. This is not going to end well.
Beth: You're back.
Beth: Yes, um... from your trip.
Alan: Yes, I am.
Beth: Welcome home. Alan, is something wrong? Alan? You've got me worried.
Alan: I'm sorry, Beth. It's been quite a day.
Beth: Did something happen?
Alan: Yes. I was caught off-guard, stabbed in the back.
Beth: Betrayed? I don't understand. By whom?
Alan: You... don't know them. It's business. I have to tell you, it came as a huge blow to me.
Beth: You seem... you seem very shaken by it.
Alan: Things like this normally don't upset me the way they have, but I guess it's because the wound is very fresh. Let me ask you something. What do words like "trust," "honor," "faith," "commitment" mean to people like this who could hurt me this way?
Beth: ... I don't understand.
Alan: No, no. You wouldn't understand, would you, Beth?
Beth: So... what are you going to do about it?
Alan: Ah, now that's a very good question. I have given it a lot of thought. I thought that maybe I should take revenge on these people. Hurt them the way they've hurt me.
Beth: But I take it that you've changed your mind?
Alan: Yeah. I can walk away. I mean, it's not worth it, really, is it? Look what it's doing to me. But then my instinct kicked in. The guiding principles that led me and helped me survive my entire life.
Beth: I... I... I don't follow. I don't know what you mean.
Alan: It means I will fight for what is mine, Beth. No one will take what belongs to me. Because if they do, they will go to battle and I will crush them. I'm sorry, Beth, how has your day been? Is everything all right?
Beth: Yes, yes. I'm fine.
Alan: I must say, you look beautiful.
Beth: Thank you. Thank you.
Alan: I want you to come with me.
Alan: Upstairs. I have this need to see our daughter. You see, it's times like this that make me appreciate my family even more.
Frank: So what are we supposed to do? Just sit around and pray that Alan doesn't put any of this together?
Buzz: Well, they think they can work it so that there's no connection between when they started dating and her breakup with Alan.
Frank: Yeah, well, I'd feel a whole lot better if I wasn't in the business of seeing people's secrets blowing up in their faces.
Buzz: Yeah, I know.
Frank: You know who I'm worried about more than anybody in all of this?
Buzz: Go on.
Frank: The toll this is taking on your health, Pop.
Buzz: That's nuts.
Frank: We both know what's going to happen if Alan comes after this family.
Buzz: Yeah, well during hard times, we should remember what kind of guy Coop is. I wish I had half his confidence and half his smarts.
Frank: Well, the funny thing is, he's exactly like you.
Buzz: Look, he's saying he can work it out. Maybe we should start listening.
Blake: You weren't there. You didn't hear the publisher go on and on and on about this.
Coop: I don't need to, Blake.
Blake: Look, her words, her very words, "Guaranteed best-seller."
Coop: Stop. This doesn't matter to me.
Blake: Coop, this is something that makes a career. Do you get that?
Coop: Yes, I get it. But I wrote it... I wrote it for me.
Blake: Just you? Really? Coop, your heroine in this book, she's... so vivid. I really felt like I knew her. Really knew her.
Coop: (Chuckles) You see, now, that's the point.
Blake: What do you mean?
Coop: Blake, if this book gets published, people are going to want to know who she is. They're going to want to know who influenced and inspired this book.
Blake: Well, so what? That's okay. It is. This is a beautiful love story. It's very important. I mean, people need that kind of inspiration today. They need that kind of hope. This is probably one of your greatest successes.
Coop: Blake, I wrote the book for... me. I wrote the book for me, and that's all.
Blake: So what am I going to tell the publisher, hmmm?
Coop: Tell them I'll write them another book. A better book.
Blake: Right, like you're able to top this story. You think so?
Coop: No. No, I donít.
Lizzie: He wrote a book. Do you know how dumb that was?
Rick: He's a writer. Lizzie, a writer. Okay, that's what writers do. They write.
Lizzie: Yeah. Aside from changing the names, he didn't change anything else. Do you know how obvious it is?
Rick: It doesn't matter. Unless it's a quarterly report, your money-grubbing grandfather will never read it. It doesn't matter.
Lizzie: Yeah, but people will read it. Coop is just asking for trouble. I don't understand why you're saying that this doesn't matter because I know you still care about her.
Rick: Of course I still care about her. Sometimes you've just got to let people make their own mistakes.
Lizzie: Yeah, that's a great approach.
Rick: You think you can tell somebody to just quit loving somebody? It doesn't work that way.
Lizzie: Wait, wait, wait. We're not talking about love here.
Rick: Please, don't tell me. The point's the same, okay?
Lizzie: My point is, you don't stand idly by. That's what everyone did with my father, and he just got worse day after day. And look what happened. It was a disaster.
Rick: You can't be comparing these two things, can you? Come on. You're thinking about your dad a lot, aren't you?
Lizzie: Well, I'm sure he crosses your mind from time to time.
Rick: Yes, of course he does. He was my best friend.
Lizzie: He was just... well, before he got sick, he was the kind of person that fixed things.
Rick: Like this thing with your mother and Coop?
Lizzie: It was all sorts of things. Just... whatever, yeah. Sometimes I miss him.
Rick: You would really like to have your father back no matter what, right?
Lizzie: If he was better, he would be here.
Rick: Fixing things.
Lizzie: Fixing whatever could be fixed. Some things are past fixing.
Billy: Hey, how about taking a break?
Bill: No. No, I'm fine.
Billy: Yeah, you're fine. You got hit in the head, and a few weeks ago you were lying in the hospital in a coma.
Bill: Will you help me just look through this stuff, Dad?
Billy: Bill, we looked through it. Phillip's crazy. I've known him a long time. Hey, I was there when he found out he wasn't a Spaulding. I'm telling you, he became a lost ball in high weeds. Listen, he was so lost he probably can't help anyone. Enough about Phillip. Come on, just sit down here, okay?
Bill: I failed. We came up here for nothing.
Billy: Oh, I see. Phillip's not here, so you failed. And it's like when Lizzie was kidnapped, you take a drink and you give up. Let go of the stuff you don't give up.
Bill: I want to find Phillip so he can help me with Lizzie. And I find this.
Billy: Just sit down.
Bill: This is... this is fine.
Billy: Bill, you're sweating.
Bill: There's got to be another way.
Billy: Just sit down here. Come on, sit down. Bill, you have a concussion. You're no good to anybody like this. Now, you're going to come back in here, and you're going to lie down.
Coop: I need you to make this go away. Are we clear? Are we good?
Blake: We're good. We're good, I'm gone. I'm on my way to the publisher right now, okay?
Blake: This is me being very disappointed. You got that?
Coop: I got it. I will make it up to you.
Blake: Well, I just might hold you to that.
Coop: Dad filled you in, didn't he?
Frank: Of course he did.
Coop: Great. Great. So let me guess, so now you're going to be here to tell me what an idiot I'm being?
Frank: Something like that.
Coop: I've got a question for you, just some questions.
Frank: Fire away.
Coop: How would you react if someone-- let's just say me-- if I asked you, or rather told you, that you couldn't see Natalia anymore. How would you react?
Frank: I guess I wouldn't like that at all.
Coop: Like I said, just a question.
Alan: You know, she gets more beautiful every time I see her, Beth.
Beth: Well, you'll get no argument there. And getting so big, too.
Alan: Yeah, yeah. It's amazing, just a few moments with her is enough to make me forget all my troubles. Well, almost forget all my troubles. (Cell phone beeps) What's that?
Beth: Oh, it's just a text.
Alan: Really? From whom?
Beth: Just one of my girlfriend's checking in. Just give me a second.
Lillian: I came as soon as I got your text.
Lizzie: When was the last time you talked to Mom? Because you really need to.
Lillian: Oh, Lord, what happened?
Lizzie: It's not what happened. It's what's going to happen if she doesn't stop and think about what she's doing.
Lillian: Oh, you're talking about Coop.
Lizzie: You know? Oh, my God. Granddad is the only person in this town that doesn't know? This is out of control. How could you not tell me this?
Lillian: To be honest, I thought you had your hands full.
Lizzie: Oh, what, with Bill?
Lillian: Yes, with Bill.
Lizzie: Well, you know, I'm stronger than that, okay? I am supposed to be taking a step up for this family. I don't need you protecting me all the time.
Lillian: I know you're very strong, sweetheart. But I think you need a little help with this one.
Lizzie: No, you're right. You're right. I can't do this one on my own. Can you please talk some sense into her?
Lillian: I'll try.
Billy: Come on, Rick, pick up.
Rick: Hi, it's Rick Bauer.
Billy: Hey, Rick. It's Billy. I found Bill, and Phillipís not here.
Rick: I didn't think it made any sense, you two chasing after him.
Billy: Yeah, well, he wanted to make things right with Lizzie. Look, I've got another problem.
Rick: What is it?
Billy: Bill's sick. I think he might have hit his head, might have a concussion.
Rick: Okay, is he sick to his stomach?
Billy: Yeah, kind of.
Rick: Okay. Listen, lie him down and find a doctor.
Billy: I'm in the middle of nowhere. Is there anything else I can do?
Rick: You know what? Just keep him alert, and I'll find a doctor for you.
Lillian: Beth? Oh, celebrating? Or is it just a little liquid courage?
Beth: Nice to see you, too, Mom.
Lillian: Honey... your daughter asked me to come and talk to you.
Beth: Oh, she's sending in the big guns, huh?
Lillian: Well, she's worried about you.
Beth: I suppose you didn't tell her to mind her own business? You know, the two of you are very lucky that I'm not the "I told you so" type.
Lillian: Meaning something's changed? Something's happened that I don't know about?
Beth: Give me a little time. Just give me time.
Lillian: Will I have to stay in my bomb shelter until that moment?
Beth: You know, I could tell you that I know what I'm doing, but somehow I think that you wouldn't believe me.
Lillian: Maybe because I've heard it so many times.
Coop: Hey. Where's Dad?
Frank: He's running an errand.
Coop: Here, let me take this for you.
Frank: No, no, it's okay. I've got it. Coop, we really need to talk.
Coop: Uh-uh. Uh-uh. Frank, look, I'm sorry. I'm just a little busy. Alan?
Alan: Mr. Bradshaw.
Coop: What are you... are you looking for my father?
Alan: No, as a matter of fact, I'm not. I like coming down here sometimes. Ever since I purchased this place, I feel drawn to it in some way or another.
Coop: Okay. You know you're more than welcome to go inside.
Alan: Oh, no, no. I like it right here. You know, I own a lot of properties, but none of those places make me feel the way I feel when I'm standing right here, looking inside.
Coop: Well, thatís... that's good. That's great. I mean, it's a good thing.
Coop: Are you sure you don't want to go in, warm up a little bit?
Alan: No. Coop, when we were working out this deal, what was it that I called you? What was it that word? Point person, wasn't it?
Coop: Your contact?
Alan: Liaison. That's what the word should have been, liaison. We're connected now, aren't we?
Coop: I guess so.
Alan: You know, I never had a very high opinion of you.
Coop: I think I knew that.
Alan: But in the last few weeks, I've seen you in a different light. I've seen the real you.
Buzz: I'll split it with you.
Lizzie: You know, I... I think I'm going to need the entire bottle. I'm surprised you wouldn't need the whole bottle. Coop and you know who.
Buzz: This one's on me.
Lizzie: I wish there was something to joke about here.
Buzz: Yeah, I know.
Lizzie: Where do you see this going?
Buzz: You know, Coop's confident. He thinks this is going to work out, that Alan won't ever...
Lizzie: Yeah, yeah, I know. I know. I heard the same story from mom, but do you believe that?
Buzz: I just want him to be happy.
Lizzie: But do you believe it?
Buzz: Yeah, I do.
Lizzie: I'm sorry, I don't understand how no one's thought of my grandfather's feelings in all of this.
Buzz: Are you going to tell him?
Buzz: I have a selfish motive for asking this, outside of my love and devotion...
Lizzie: No. No, I'm not going to tell him.
Buzz: Can I ask you something? Do you think that two people who feel this strongly about each other might, just might belong together?
Lizzie: I am the last person that you should ask that question to.
Bill: You never gave up on
Lizzie: I could never give up
Bill: I'd never be able to
live with myself if you didn't
know the truth.
Lizzie: What truth?
Bill: I don't remember if I
kidnapped you or not.
I don't remember.
I don't remember. (Grunting)
Billy: Hey. Hey, buddy, take it easy. Whoa!
Bill: Dad, you don't understand. You don't understand. Listen to me.
Billy: Wait. Let me get you something to drink.
Bill: I don't need anything to drink. Listen to me. I remember. I remember everything. Dad, I didn't kidnap Lizzie.
Beth: Ooh, Coop, what are you doing here? Alan is in the dark. You should not be here.
Coop: It's okay. It's okay. I just saw Alan, and he's on his way to the office. So I thought maybe you and I can sneak in some time together.
Beth: No. It's just... my mother was just here.
Coop: Okay. How are you? Are you okay?
Beth: I'm okay. I'm okay now.
Coop: You didn't tell him, did you?
Beth: It was a bad time, trust me. It was a really, really bad time.
Coop: You're not chickening out, are you?
Beth: A little credit, please.
Coop: Okay. I'm sorry.
Beth: All you need is just a little bit of patience.
Coop: A little bit of patience. Beth, even just that little bit of patience is asking too much.
The moment that you walk in the room
I realize that I can't move so understand you're gonna prove
I'm complete when I'm with you...
Alan: You never quit.
Lizzie: Excuse me?
Alan: I can't tell you how proud I am when I see you sitting there working so hard, Elizabeth.
Lizzie: Well, it is the job that never stops. You should know that. Why are you here? After that trip, you should be home relaxing.
Alan: Well, you know, it's funny, sometimes this office feels more like home than anyplace else.
Lizzie: Okay. When I'm saying that, then I know it'll be time to quit. Are you okay?
Alan: Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah, I'm fine. Never been better. Glad to be back from the trip. Now I can concentrate on things here in Springfield.
Lizzie: You know, you were amazing at that meeting. Really, you were. People stand up and take notice when you walk in the room.
Alan: Well, I guess I've still got it, huh?
Lizzie: It just makes me feel like maybe... I don't know, maybe we're not using you in the right way here.
Alan: How do you mean?
Lizzie: We want to get our message out there to cities across the country.
Alan: That would be a great move.
Lizzie: Maybe we should make you, like... like a roving ambassador for the company. I mean, the people we work with in San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, they would really have to take notice.
Alan: Are you saying you want to send me out on the road?
Lizzie: I know it would be a lot of work, but I know that you could handle it. Think about the upside.
Alan: I'm thinking about the downside. All of that traveling when I have commitments here in Springfield.
Lizzie: Just think about it for one minute. You would be the top business news in every city you visit. I mean we literally couldn't buy that kind of publicity. And I would keep you posted on everything that was going on here.
Alan: All right, just stop for a second, all right? It's starting to sound like you're trying to get rid of me.
Billy: Hey. So you really remember everything?
Bill: It just... you know, it came to me in a flash.
Bill: I was dreaming and nothing made sense, and then I heard this noise. It was a sound.
Billy: A sound?
Bill: Yeah. It just all came flooding back, and I remember. I can distinctly remember seeing the kidnapper when I made the ransom drop off. I remember fighting with him when I went to rescue Lizzie...
Billy: Then you... you must know who it is.
Bill: No. But I do know that it wasn't me.
Lizzie: I am not trying to get rid of you. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I just thought that you might enjoy it.
Alan: Well, right now I would enjoy nothing more than staying here because I need to keep an eye on things that are going on in Springfield. Important things, like my family.
Lizzie: All right. You don't have to get so jumpy. It was just a suggestion.
Alan: Why would I want to leave, anyway, when I have a front row seat to the greatest show on earth. You taking the reins here at Spaulding, and if you run into any trouble, you have me to lean on.
Lizzie: Oh, you worry about me too much.
Alan: Well, I am a little worried, yes, because I know Bill is still a factor that weighs heavy on you. But with any luck, he will soon take the hint that you have moved on.
Billy: So, you feel better?
Bill: Clearer, yeah. Better, I don't know.
Billy: Well, I'm happy for you, and I feel kind of bad that I didn't believe you.
Bill: Dad, don't feel guilty, okay? I deserved it.
Billy: Well, I'm glad that you're not guilty.
Bill: (Laughs) Not guilty of kidnapping. Still guilty of making this past year a living hell for Lizzie, though.
Billy: Yeah, that's not too good. Okay, so what's next?
Bill: I've got a lot of work to do.
Billy: Hey, if you want a shoulder to lean on heading downhill, I'm your man.
Bill: Let's go home.
Billy: Okay. After you.
Blake: That's it. That's it. The author said he's adamant.
Publisher: You have to change his mind.
Blake: I canít. He doesn't want this book published. Oh. Wow. Is that the commission? I mean, you said that this was a best-seller--
Publisher: Blockbuster is more like it.
Blake: Oh, gosh. You know what? Sometimes these writers, they just don't know what's good for them.
Publisher: There's one more thing. I need a publicity party organized?
Blake: Not a problem.
Beth: Mmm. You have to get out of here. You have to.
Beth: No, I mean it. I mean it. (Laughs)
Coop: There is a reason why I'm here.
Coop: It's about the book. I ran into Blake. It's dead.
Beth: Oh, promise me. You promise?
Coop: I wouldn't lie. She fought pretty hard, though.
Beth: Why is she so invested in this?
Coop: Probably because she thought the book was about her.
Beth: Oh, I see. About her?
Beth: Should I be jealous?
Coop: (Laughs) What answer is going to get some more of that?
Beth: It doesn't really matter.
Coming up on" Guiding Light."
Daisy: Now that you remember everything, you know you didn't do it.
Bill: I'm sure of it.
Shayne: Edmund is back in town because of me. I think I need to go talk to him.
Dinah: He's going to ask how Lara died. He's going to keep asking until you cave and admit that you were responsible.
Bill: What are you doing here?
Cyrus: Maybe you should call first next time.
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