Guiding Light Transcript Friday 7/24/09
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Rafe: Hey, guys.
Josh: Rafe, how are you?
Rafe: Josh, Frank sent me over to see if you guys needed some help.
Josh: Yeah, that's great. Thank you. If you could just help me finish setting up these chairs, that would be wonderful, thanks.
Remy: Mel, Ava's coming.
Mel: Well, I figured she would. She is his daughter.
Remy: Yeah, it might be a little weird.
Mel: She knows about you and Christina, right?
Remy: Yeah. Yeah, it's not that. It’s.... I mean, we've spoken. We've seen each other. Keep in touch, sort of. But make sure never to talk about Max. It's been almost a year since he died, and today we're sitting at a funeral together.
Mel: Honey, I'm sorry. You know, you don't have to go if you don't want to.
Remy: I want to. I want to. I want to be there for Jeffrey, Reva and for Ava. It's just.... it's been so happy.
Mel: Hey, you don't have to feel guilty about being happy, okay? You deserve it.
Remy: I don't know.
Mel: You're a good man, Remy. You are, honey. Let's go.
Mallet: So Daisy took Henry and dropped him off with Christina. And then she's going to see Reva, give Reva a break, and take Colin. And then she's going to have both of them all day.
Marina: Oh, good. I guess I'm ready then.
Mallet: Yeah, are you?
Marina: Why, do I not look ready?
Mallet: No, I think you look great. I just didn't know if you changed your mind and not want to go to the funeral.
Marina: Of course, I want to go. Please, Jeffrey... Jeffrey was a good friend. And we worked together on a lot of cases. He's the best D.A. this town ever had.
Mallet: Yes, he is. It's a big loss for all of us.
Marina: Yeah. I'm really worried about Reva and Colin. She's going to be a single mother, you know, and that's really tough.
Mallet: Yup. Oh, I made you some toast.
Marina: Thank you. Don't you want some?
Mallet: No, I'm good. I just didn't want you to get shaky. I know how you get, when you get emotional.
Marina: Okay, you have to stop doing this.
Mallet: What am I doing?
Marina: Look, I know that you think that I am your John Doe murderer, okay. You think I killed somebody, but I can’t... I can't spend my day like this with you watching me. Watching me chew my food. Watching me breathe, okay? I'm trying... here, Mallet, I'm trying to be as normal as possible.
Mallet: So am I. I'm normal. Normal for me is cop mode. I'm a detective. That's what I do, I watch people.
Marina: I am not people, Mallet. I'm your wife.
Dinah: "I still want to marry you." I know you do, but you don't know that I'm a murderer.
Josh: All right, I think we're all set here. And Billy just called. They're going to be here any second.
Hawk: So, how is she doing?
Josh: Well, he couldn't really say because, you know, she's sitting there right next to him in the car.
Shayne: She was okay when I saw her yesterday.
Hawk: Well, it can change from minute to minute. Just make sure you got a box of tissues handy.
Rafe: Actually, I'll go get some if you guys want. Yeah.
Hawk: Thank you. You got your...
Josh: There she is.
Hawk: You got it all tucked... yeah.
Reva: Thanks for setting up the chairs.
Shayne: You're welcome. Mom, you don't have to be brave right now and do this.
Reva: Yes, I do.
Shayne: I love you.
Reva: Hi, Pop.
Hawk: It's okay, sister. We're all here.
Reva: I know.
Josh: Do you need anything?
Reva: Yeah, yeah. But he's not here.
Shayne: Should I go stand by her?
Josh: No, no, let her have her time alone.
Billy: Hey, I think this little guy's having a tough day, too.
Hawk: Come here, youngin', let Grandpa cheer you up.
Josh: Ava, how are you? Come here. It's good to see you.
Ava: Thanks, you too.
Josh: You look beautiful. And I'm sorry.
Olivia: Shayne this is Jeffrey and my daughter, Ava. Ava this is...
Shayne: Shayne, your stepbrother, actually. It's nice to meet you.
Ava: It's nice to meet you.
Shayne: I wish it was under different circumstances. I just want to... I just want to tell you that I think your dad was a really great man.
Ava: I thought so, too. Thank you.
Billy: Hey, sweetie. It's good to see you. How's California?
Ava: I should probably say hi to Reva.
Olivia: Okay. See you in a bit.
Ava: I loved that picture of him.
Reva: Oh, Ava. Oh, you're here, honey. I'm so glad. Your daddy loved you so much.
Ava: And he loved you, too. He was a different man when he found you. He was so happy.
Reva: I never could have got through the last year without him. Pop, come here. You've got to meet someone. You've got to meet your little brother.
Hawk: Hello, there.
Reva: Look, Colin, this is your big sister Ava. Pop, you remember Ava, don't you? Jeffrey's daughter.
Hawk: I sure do. Wish I were seeing you under better circumstances.
Reva: Say hi to your big sister.
Ava: It's absolutely incredible. He looks just like my dad!
Reva: I know. I think so, too.
Ava: Oh, my gosh.
Reva: That means you're a very handsome guy. He loves music.
Ava: Of course.
Reva: And you should hear his laugh.
Ava: Oh, I hope I... can I hold him?
Reva: Yes, of course, you can. There you go. Your big sister wants to hold you. There you go.
Ava: Thank you.
Hawk: Get behind the head.
Reva: You okay?
Ava: Oh, my gosh.
Reva: I think he likes you.
Reva: I think he likes you.
Ava: He's so sweet.
Reva: Yes. Look. Look, Jeffrey, both your kids are here and they're getting along. (Laughs)
Ava: See, baby brother. That's our daddy. I hope you grow up funny and smart and kind just like him. (Laughter)
Marina: Okay, guess we better go.
Mallet: Are you sure you want to go?
Marina: Why? Of course. We have to go.
Mallet: Okay. I mean, I know I do, but you could stay home.
Marina: We have a sitter for Henry.
Mallet: No, I don't mean that. I mean, all of this could be really upsetting to you.
Marina: Of course it's going to be upsetting, Mallet. It's a funeral.
Mallet: Okay, fine. Yeah, I think you should go. Let's go.
Marina: Are you going to do this all day?
Marina: Watch me like a perp. I didn't kill anyone. I'm not your murderer.
Mallet: Okay, fine. So, I guess we're ready to go.
Marina: No, we're not. Are you taking me to this funeral just... just to see if it breaks me? To see if I'm overwhelmed by my guilt?
Mallet: All I'm saying is, I think going to the funeral might be a lot for the murderer to potentially deal with.
Marina: So you're taking me so that you can watch me as your perp, not to sit by your wife? Fine. You can go by yourself, because I refuse to sit by someone who thinks I am responsible for the sadness of this day. (Door opens) You better hurry up.
Dinah: I'm not going anywhere.
Matt: Jeffrey's funeral ring any bells?
Dinah: Oh, I'm not going.
Matt: You're not going? Well, you have to go. It's your boyfriend's stepfather.
Dinah: You know what? Shayne will have plenty of people there that care for him, his whole family.
Matt: You don't think it's a little strange if you don't show up. You talk about pointing a finger at yourself.
Dinah: I was the last person to see Jeffrey alive. I'm going to have to tell Shayne that this is going to be too much for me. You know, some people just can't do funerals.
Dinah: Matt, it is my fault that Jeffrey is dead.
Matt: You had nothing to do with Jeffrey’s plane going down.
Dinah: If I had come forward after I killed John Doe, then maybe Reva wouldn't have been a suspect. Jeffrey may not have gone off. Maybe he'd be alive.
Matt: The moment that Jeffrey found out Edmund was alive, he'd have gone after him. It's not your fault! The only mistake you made is not actually killing Edmund.
Dinah: You're not making anything better.
Matt: Yes, I am making it better. I'm going to make it better because I'm going to get you to this funeral, so that you can be there for your fiancée.
Dinah: I'm not engaged.
Matt: Well, you're going to be engaged. So you're going to get there. You're going to sit there, hold his hand and act like nothing is wrong, other than the fact that you are the at a funeral.
Dinah: I'm not dressed.
Matt: You're fine, let's go. Is this yours? Take it.
Olivia: Where's Colin?
Reva: Daisy thought it would be best if he weren't here, so she left with him.
Olivia: Okay. Listen, thank you for being so good to my daughter.
Reva: Well, she's my daughter, too. Jeffrey loved her. I do, too.
Olivia: Is there anything I can do?
Reva: Take care of Ava. That's what Jeffrey would want.
Mel: Ava. Hi.
Mel: I'm so sorry about your dad. He was a good man.
Remy: I can't believe you're going through this.
Ava: It's okay.
Remy: Is it? Because last time things...
Ava: It's okay. I'm okay. I'm okay.
Remy: Okay. So, how's life?
Ava: Life is good, yeah. It's really good. I like my new job. I miss my mom and Emma and... a few other people once in a while. But Springfield really never felt like home for me.
Remy: San Francisco is?
Ava: Yeah. And how about you? You're still married to Christina, who I met at Christmas.
Remy: Yeah, yeah. We just kind of got remarried. It's a long story.
Ava: Oh. Well, she seemed very nice, and you seemed happy, so I'm happy for you.
Remy: Thank you.
Ava: Hey, that's Frank? I better go say hi.
Remy: Okay, so... I guess I'll just talk to you... later.
Reva: Hi, Phillip. Thank you so much for coming.
Phillip: I'm so sorry.
Reva: I know. Well, I was lucky to have him, you know, even if it was for just a short time. I... I appreciated every minute I had with him.
Phillip: How long were the two of you...
Reva: Well, we would have been married a year in September. I fought so hard, you know, to spend the rest of my life with him. And if anyone was supposed to go, it should have been me.
Phillip: Seems like we all need more time than what we get.
Mallet: Hi, Remy. Have you seen Marina?
Remy: Didn't she come with you?
Mallet: No, she... well, she felt a little awkward about sitting with me.
Remy: Well, seeing as how you think she's a murderer, I guess that would make things a little awkward.
Mallet: Hey, all I did was point out that today would probably be good for her to see the full consequences of her actions.
Remy: And I can't imagine why she wouldn't want to sit with you. There's the perp now.
Marina: Hey, can I sit here?
Ashlee: Yeah, of course. But don't you have to sit with Mallet.
Marina: No, he has to sit with the cops.
Ashlee: Oh, oh, got it.
Doris: Everyone, if you could take your seats, it's time to begin. On behalf of Reva and Ava, I'd like to welcome you all here, and thank you for coming. We are here to celebrate the life of Jeffrey O’Neill. Jeffrey had a few secrets over the years, and I'd like to share one of those with you today. You may or may not know that he loved music. In fact, he was a very talented musician. He tried to keep his artistic life separate from his professional life, but occasionally we would see the door to his office closed, and then we would hear the strumming of his guitar. Reva has asked me to share with you one of his songs it that he wrote, one of his favorites.
And image flies in front of me
Matt: Well, here we go.
Dinah: I can't do this. They'll see the guilt on my face.
Matt: Let me see the I just killed John Doe look, huh? Sorry can't tell.
Matt: Hey, Shayne.
Shayne: Hey, how are you?
Matt: How are you?
Shayne: All right. I'm glad you are here.
Dinah: Sorry I'm late.
Shayne: Yeah, this is where you belong. Let's sit down.
I believe in love
Doris: I think the thoughts and feelings expressed in that song reveal a lot about Jeffrey. Things we may not have known. Jeffrey never talked about himself a lot. But it's clear that all of us came away with a very strong impression of who he was, and that is part of the reason that we're here today. Reva wanted us all to get to know Jeffrey through each other's eyes. She has asked you all to come here today and bring something that reminds you of Jeffrey, and place it in the box. And since I am already up here, I guess I'll start first, if that's okay? Jeffrey and I were often on opposite sides of the courtroom. Whether he won or lost, he loved the battle. There was not a more worthy adversary. I will miss him glaring at me from across the courtroom.
Reva: This is Jeffrey’s recipe for his famous chicken O’Neill. (Laughs) I think he learned to cook it, so that he could impress all the ladies, and it worked, because he got me.
Frank: We went and got him a Springfield Police Department coffee mug. He loved it. He said that he honestly believed that it was the best coffee in the building. The best coffee that he had ever had, and well, honestly, we all felt that it tasted like tar, so...
Mel: This is the first case that Jeffrey and I tried together. Before Jeffrey became my friend, I sort of made decisions because I was supposed to. And Jeffrey was the first person who told me I could become a lawyer just because I wanted to. I miss you.
Rafe: I made a pretty big mistake recently enough. And Jeffrey happened to be the one who paid the price. But even after that, he felt like I deserved a second chance, which alone is amazing, but he... he wrote letters to the parole board and to the judge before my hearing. For that, I just wanted to thank him, if only... if only one last time. And say that I honestly wish I could have gotten to know him a little bit better.
Marina: Jeffrey was a creature of habit. He came into our restaurant every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I do know what it means for him to be gone. And I hope that whoever is responsible for this pays. Because I will miss serving him.
Hawk: I didn't think Jeffrey was the right man for my Reva. But he proved me wrong. He and I tossed back quite a few whiskeys before the wedding last year. And then I gave him permission to marry my daughter. I'm grateful he did.
Phillip: I didn't know Jeffrey very well. But I know that he was a good father. And a good lawyer. Like Atticus.
Olivia: I don't think this is a big secret anymore. But it's certainly one of Jeffrey’s greatest assets. He was a wonderful father. He loved our little girl, Ava, so much... and his new little boy. He would carry pictures of them in his wallet. He would change them out every month or so. So I'm going to put a picture of Ava in here for you, Jeffrey, and maybe one of Colin. Yeah?
Reva: Thank you.
Dinah: Wait. I have something... I've known Jeffrey for a very long time. He plucked me out of prison. He saved my life. Of course, he made me live someone else's in order to save mine. We had some wonderful adventures together. And I owe him everything. And I'm very sorry that I won't be able to repay him. I'm so sorry, Reva.
Reva: He chose you to go on his final adventure with him because he trusted you. You should be proud.
Ashlee: Are you okay?
Marina: No, this is just harder than I thought it was going to be, you know?
Ashlee: Oh, wait. Here, Rafe bought a lot of tissues.
Marina: Thanks. I think I'm going to go get some water.
Remy: Marina looks really upset, man.
Mallet: She has a lot to be upset about.
Remy: Maybe you should just give her some space.
Mallet: I'll be right back. Hey.
Marina: I am not going to fall apart and give you some kind of statement that you can use against me.
Mallet: You are my wife, and you're crying. And I want to make sure you're all right.
Marina: It's just... it wasn't that long ago that we had to bury Coop, you know? That's all.
Mallet: I could come sit by you.
Marina: No. You can’t.
Doris: Does anyone else have anything to place in the box for Jeffrey? That's fine. We'll continue. Jeffrey was a valued member of the community, of our state, of our country. And when the dear Governor heard of his tragic death, he decided to award him with the medal of valor for his years of service. Ava.
Ava: My father... my father wasn't the type of man who felt comfortable expressing himself. After I got to know him a little better, I learned how to understand what he was saying through his eyes. They were... they were soft and caring. And he always made me feel safe. I'll remember those eyes and so many other things. But what I am the most grateful for is that my dad wasn't alone. And I take great comfort in knowing that he was loved. These earrings are earrings that my dad gave me on our first Christmas that we shared together. It was a Christmas where we really got to know each other. Obviously they're special to me. I will be thinking of my dad every Christmas, and I'm sure he'll be thinking of me. So this is what I have for the box. I love you, Dad.
Billy: Reva, the family wanted to do something to honor Jeffrey. And we thought hard about what we could do that you would both like. So, we've made an arrangement with the city to take a plot of land over near Fifth Street and turn it into a community playground. That’s why when you take Colin and his little friends over there, they can play, and not only have a good time, but he can be proud to know how his father was remembered. We all love you.
Josh: I didn't really get to know Jeffrey very well until just recently, when Reva’s cancer came back. I watched him sit by her bedside in the hospital day after day. And after their son Colin was born, he would then be at home taking care of his son, when he wasn't with Reva. He never complained. He was grateful, thankful for every moment he had with them. And he was the kind of man who would do anything to protect his family. Never hesitated. In fact, even when he went away on this last trip, he knew that he might not come back. But he went anyway. He chose to go. To keep his family safe. Even as the police were closing in, his thoughts were with his family. He told me, himself, that he had to go back and spend time with them, spend one perfect day with his wife and with his son. He needed to do that to say goodbye. Because it was the kind of man he was. He needed to say goodbye. He was a good man.
Reva: Jeffrey needed to say goodbye? That's what he told you? That he needed to come and find me and say goodbye? I didn't get to say goodbye. I'm the one who needs a goodbye. You bastard. You damn... you damn bastard! How could you do that to me? How could you bring me here to this park and laugh and smile at me, and play your guitar? How could you do that? All the time you knew you were going to walk away from me? You bastard! Why? Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you tell me? You got to say goodbye, and I didn't! You got to see me one last time! I didn't get to see you! I didn't get to know you were leaving! I didn't know you were leaving! You bastard! (Crying)
Josh: Obviously, this is a very emotional day, especially for Reva, and for everyone else here. I know she appreciates the fact that you've all come here. Maybe this would be a good time to take a break and let Reva collect herself. Okay?
Dinah: This is my fault.
Dinah: This is my fault.
Shayne: No, this is not your... this is not your fault. That did not happen because of anything you said.
Dinah: No, you don't understand. This happened because I didn't say something.
Matt: Dinah, it's all right. It's all right. Just get a drink of water and just relax a second. I think that... you know, we got here late. She was a little upset. And I think it's just too much.
Shayne: You know what? Why don't we go for a walk?
Matt: That's a good idea. Why don’t... why don't you and Shayne go for a walk?
Shayne: Come on.
Matt: You'll be okay.
Shayne: Come on.
Mallet: You know, Marina started all this, so I can't believe she just stands by and lets this murder blast all the lives of the people around hear.
Remy: If it's here, it's not going to change anything. What do you want her to do?
Mallet: I don't know.
Remy: So you want her to come forward?
Mallet: No, I... I want her to tell me. I just need her to be honest with me.
Frank: Hey, sweetheart. How are you holding up? I saw that you were crying.
Marina: I'm sorry. I'll try to hold it together.
Frank: I'm not talking about that, baby. I'm talking about you shouldn't be going through this by yourself. You should be with your husband.
Marina: I can't sit with him. He has to sit with the cops.
Phillip: God, I hope Reva’s okay.
Olivia: You know she's not.
Phillip: No, she's not. Should have expected something like this. She's never been one to hide her feelings.
Olivia: I would have done the same. It's just really unfair when the person you love leaves you like that, and you don't get to say goodbye. I mean, there's nothing worse because everyone deserves a farewell, right? I need to go check on Ava.
Doris: So what now?
Josh: We wait until Billy let's us know what to do. He's going to take care of Reva, and then he'll tell us.
Reva: Billy, please go away. Don’t... go.
Reva: I can't do this. Just go.
Billy: I'm just going to stand over here for a minute.
Reva: No, I don't want you here! I don't want anyone! I want Jeffrey!
Next week on "Guiding Light".
Dinah: None of this had to happen, but that is the point. It did. I let it.
Ed: Something has come up. And you and I need to talk about it.
Lizzie: I have something to show you. Dad bought this for us as a wedding present.
Bill: He... no!
Reva: What the hell? What the hell?
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