One Life to Live Transcript Monday 7/7/03

By Eric
Proofread by Emma

Previously on "One Life to Live" --

Asa: Nobody on earth is better for you than I am.

Joey: You could've done a lot better than rex.

Jen: Yeah? With who?

Rex: It's going to take Jen, like, five minutes to get over your brother the saint.

Keri: I've decided I definitely want to try to get back together with Antonio.

Natalie: Do you think that it could've been Jessica who killed Mitch?


Christian: I don't know. I think she knows a lot more than she's saying. Seen the way that he looked

Jessica: Thanks for letting me stay here. I know you and Christian probably thought you were going to have the place to yourself.

Natalie: Hey, it is absolutely no problem. You know, Chris and I just want to make sure you're comfortable.

Jessica: Yeah, it's just -- everybody kept on stopping by Lllanfair.

Natalie: Yeah, and lots of those people care about you. Like Antonio. Why have you been avoiding him lately?

Jessica: It's just -- I'm not.

Natalie: Is it maybe because you don't want to answer any more questions about Mitch?

Jessica: I didn't do anything to Mitch.

Natalie: I didn't say that you did.

Jessica: Well, I don't want to see Antonio, either.

Natalie: Ok. It's your call. Are you sure that there's something that you just don't want me to know about?

Jessica: What? About what?

Natalie: I don't know. Mitch, maybe?

Jessica: Why would you think that?

Natalie: Well, Chris and I -- well, we kind of feel like maybe you lied about the last time you saw Mitch. Did you?


Kevin: So, how's my favorite little brother?

Joey: Younger brother. You can drop the "little" part.

Kevin: Whatever you want, little brother.

Joey: You know that old saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder"? Well, it's an illusion, because the minute that person you're fondly missing comes back, you remember what a pain in the butt they are.

Kevin: Nice mouth from a man of the cloth.

Andrew: River? Rives, is that -- hello, Kevin.

Kevin: Hey.

Andrew: Joe said that you were back, working at "the banner" again.

Kevin: Yeah, shaking things up. Lost your son?

Andrew: Well, he was supposed to be working down at the center, but --

Kevin: Just vanished, huh? Yeah, it's amazing how they do that, isn't it? Just as soon as they hit their teens. Duke's the same way.

Andrew: Yeah. How is duke?

Kevin: He's fine.

Andrew: Kelly?

Kevin: Same. How's --

Andrew: Cassie's fine, living in savannah now. I get river in the summer.

Kevin: Hmm.

Andrew: But I've really got to go find him, so if you'll excuse me.

Kevin: Sure.

Joey: He says that business with Cassie is over, but --

Kevin: Sometimes ministers lie, too.

Joey: So, how's duke get along with Kelly?

Kevin: You don't want to hear all this boring domestic stuff. What's going on with you? You seeing someone?

Joey: Is that a rhetorical question, or do you want the truth? `

Kevin: No, lie to me, reverend. It's what I live for.

Joey: Well, there -- there was someone. Her name was -- is Jen Rappaport.

Kevin: Sam and Lindsayís daughter?

Joey: Yeah.

Kevin: What happened?

Joey: She got married.


Rex: Mrs. Balsam, you are so hot.

Jen: Yeah, I have to be careful not to set the drapes on fire.

Rex: Listen, I need to ask you a little --

Jen: What?

Rex: Itty-bit -- favor from you. Could you make out that check for the investment with R.J.? I talked to the bank about getting a joint checking account, but there's all this paperwork you have to do first.

Jen: It doesn't matter. What's mine is yours, right? I just have to find my checkbook. Should have been the first place I looked.

Rex: You can just -- sign it. I'll fill in the amount later, when I hook up with R.J. Just -- great.

Rex: You're the best. You know, marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did. Listen, don't wait up. I might not be back until late.


Evangeline: What are you smiling at?

R.J.: I was just remembering what a great time we had in Philadelphia .

Evangeline: That little afternoon jaunt turned into a 3:00 A.M. Drive home.

R.J.: Hmm. Funny, I was not tired.

Evangeline: Neither was I. As a matter of fact, I had trouble sleeping.

R.J.: Me, too.

Evangeline: I just laid there, remembering the cool sound of -- of -- what was the name of the trio?

R.J.: Durant. Yeah. They were there in my head when I was lying in bed all alone.

Evangeline: Patience is a virtue.

R.J.: Well, I have never been known for my virtue. Oh, wow. Look who's here. Where's the baby?

Keri: Jamie is with her father. Antonio wanted to spend some time with her, and I thought it was a good idea.

R.J.: Keri, you've got to be kidding. I mean, the Vegas must have been waiting for a chance like this. What makes you think they're going to give my granddaughter back?


Carlotta: Ay, que bella. Que preciosa! 

Adriana: Que hermosura. Parece una munequita.

Carlotta: Antonio, she looks just like you.

Antonio: Well, you look through one eye, you see me, you look through the other, and you see Keri.

Carlotta: Hmm.

Antonio: What?

Carlotta: I don't want to hear about that woman.

Antonio: Mami, that woman is Jamieís mother.

Carlotta: But you deserve someone better, someone who isn't a liar, like that woman.


Natalie: Jess, look, I want you to understand, Chris and I were not badmouthing you behind your back, ok?

Jessica: I know.

Natalie: And we want you to feel comfortable. You can tell us anything.

Jessica: Sure.

Natalie: Listen, we've been through this already. Yeah, I told you this before and I'm telling you again -- you do not have to hide anything. Ok? I'm your sister. I will back you up, no matter what. Did you kill Mitch? Because if you did, I've got no problem with it.


Asa: Come on, Renee. We've got to get moving.

Renee: To where?

Asa: Vegas. Going to fire up the jet and get us hitched.

Renee: Not tonight, we're not. Or tomorrow. Or the day after that. Or the day after that.

Asa: What are you talking about?

Renee: This time, we're going to enjoy a long, lazy engagement.

Asa: What -- what in the hell for?

Renee: To make sure I can still put up with you.


Keri: R.J., You're being ridiculous. If anyone stole Jamie away from her family, it was me. The Vegas aren't going to go run off with her. They have roots in this town much deeper than yours or mine.

Evangeline: You know, I have to agree with Keri. The Vegas have been in Llanview for years. And no matter how much you may hate Antonio, a father has a right to see his own child. I would think you, of all people, would appreciate that.

R.J.: Well, counselor, could you draw up a document to limit Vegaís rights to visitation?

Keri: The last --

R.J.: The fewer, the better.

Keri: The last thing I want to do is start involving lawyers in this -- no offense.

Evangeline: None taken.

Keri: I mean, can you imagine what a lawyer could make of what I did? Right now, Antonio and I are starting to get along ok. Why would I want to mess with that?

R.J.: Because you need to put Jamie first. Think. Look, don't let your emotions get the better of you.

[R.J. Sighs]

R.J.: Ok, fine. What's done is done, but what's important now is how we handle the future. What is it, rex?

Rex: I show you the money; you show me where to sign.

R.J.: Well -- Ms. Williamson, would you give the young man a contract?

Evangeline: "Jennifer Rappaport"?

Rex: My wife, Jennifer Rappaport balsam.

R.J.: Oh, no, that sounds like a problem.

Evangeline: Well, if Jennifer Rappaport's name is on the check, and not just Rex Balsom, then her name has to be on the contract, too.


Marcie: I -- I brought you a wedding present.

Jen: Why would you get me a gift if you don't even approve of my wedding?

Marcie: Well -- you know, I was just trying to stop you from making what I thought was a mistake. I mean, that was my job, as a friend. But -- well, now you're married to rex and --

Jen: Till death do us part.

Marcie: And, well, my job as a friend is to accept your decision and support you, however I can. Besides, everyone should get presents when they get married. Go on, open it.

Marcie: It's a wedding album, for your pictures.

Jen: I don't have any.

Marcie: Ok. Well, it doesn't have to be a wedding album. You know, it -- it can be an anniversary album. Like every year, on your anniversary, you add new pictures. You know, I always thought it would be great, if I ever get married, to keep adding pictures every year so that after about 20 years, you have a whole history of your lives together. And of course, you could -- you know, you could always go through it backwards and watch yourselves getting younger and younger. Um -- unless the problem is that Rex isn't the man you want to be standing next to in all those photos.


Kevin: So let me get this straight. You're supervising Jen, appointed by the court, for community service.

Joey: What?

Kevin: Well, it's typical. I mean, I hear all the reasons you shouldn't be together and none of the reasons why you should.

Joey: Well, she's going through a lot emotionally right now. And I'm her court-appointed supervisor. And what was that other thing? There's something -- minute, little -- , yeah, she married another guy. Those are all pretty compelling reasons.

Kevin: It's just you've been like this your whole life.

Joey: Oh, please, don't start.

Kevin: Well, I'm telling you, you think too much. And it puts you at a definite disadvantage.

Joey: I'm just trying to do the right thing.

Kevin: For whom? You see, you never gave any thought to what was best for you, did you? See, meanwhile, while you're being altruistic, some other guy swooped in and stole the girl right out from underneath you. Well, so to speak. Right?

Joey: Kind of like what you did to me and Kelly?

Kevin: Yeah, just like that. So learn from the past. You really like this lady? Stop all the analyzing. Do something about it. Otherwise, 20 or 30 years from now, you're going to realize that you've analyzed yourself out of any chance of having a long and happy relationship with someone you really love.


Jessica: You would be ok if your sister was a murderer?

Christian: Nobody's calling you a murderer, Jess.

Jessica: Well, you -- you know what? You might as well, because you're calling me a liar.

Natalie: Jessica, listen. Chris and I -- we just -- we thought maybe you've been holding something back. I mean, come on, you've been so torn, and I hate seeing you like this. I mean, can we please just talk about it?

Jessica: Oh, god, Iím so sick of talking.

Christian: Well, wait a minute. How could you be sick of talking? You haven't said a word. And every time anybody tries to ask you -- yeah, whatever. I'm going to go get some air.

[Jessica sighs]

Natalie: What is wrong?

Jessica: I just drove him out of his own house.

Natalie: No, you didn't.

Jessica: Oh -- everything I do is wrong. Everything.

Natalie: No, come here. No. Come here. You didn't do anything wrong. Not a thing.

Jessica: Yes, I did.

Christian: Natalie, jess is a lot stronger than you think.

Natalie: You didn't just see her right now. She's a mess. Jess, where are you going?

Jessica: Back to Lllanfair.

Natalie: No!

Jessica: I'm imposing. Christian, I -- Iím really sorry that I snapped at you before.

Christian: No, you didn't.

Jessica: Oh, I felt so horrible.

Christian: Look, Jess, I've always been straight with you, so Iím just going to say this, ok? You're in trouble. And whatever it is that you're hiding is pushing you to lies. And lying has never been something you can live with, so you got to stop. You got to tell us what's wrong -- today, now.

Jessica: Um -- can we go sit down?

Natalie: Sure.

Christian: Sure. You know what, Jess? I don't want you to say this just to us. I want to call my brother.


Antonio: Look, Mami, give it a rest, ok?

Carlotta: How can you keep excusing her like this?

Antonio: Mami, no matter how angry I am at Keri, I know it was R.J. Who was behind the whole thing?

[Carlotta sighs]

Carlotta: Keri is an adult, and she is responsible for her own actions. How can you just dismiss what she did to you? Besides, you were destroyed when you heard that Keri and Jamie were dead.

Antonio: Yes, Mami. I haven't forgotten that.

Antonio: Hey, Jamie. Gracias, Adriana.

Adriana: E nada.

Antonio: Ven con papa. Ven. Ven.

Adriana: Carlotta, may I please go see my friend Sheyne play at the garage?

Carlotta: No, that place is just a hangout for junkies and drug dealers.

Adriana: But it -- it is not like --

Carlotta: No, there are always ambulances, people overdose over there. The other day, they arrested a drug dealer in that place.

Adriana: I just want to go see my friend Sheyne play his music.

Carlotta: Te dije que no. Y no es no.

[Phone rings]

Antonio: Diner.

Christian: Hey, Antonio, I need you to come here to the house.

Antonio: What? What's wrong?

Christian: Just get here, ok?

Antonio: Is it Jessica?

Christian: Yeah. She needs to speak to you.

Antonio: I'm on my way.

Mami, I need to get Jamie packed up and back to Keri.

Carlotta: So soon? But I thought that you --

Antonio: Look, I have to go now.

Carlotta: Ok, ok, I understand. It's work.

[Jamie fusses]

Carlotta: Ok, Jamie -- oh, sweetheart. I'll take Jamie back to Keri.  No as problema.

Antonio: Ok. Thank you.

Carlotta: Hi, sweetheart.

Antonio: Keri's at the palace having dinner, ok?

Carlotta: Ok.

Antonio: I love you. Que dios te bendiga, Jamie.

Carlotta: God bless you.


Marcie: Jen, you don't love rex. You never did. And there's no way that he loves you the way that you deserve.

Jen: I don't care about that, ok?

Marcie: How can you not care? The other day, al told me that he loves me. Listen, think what you want, but he did. And I've never felt anything like this, well, in forever. And I don't know if I'll ever get to make an album with him, but if we do, it will be because it will honor the love that we share and not something that we did on an impulse and now are stuck with for the rest of our lives.

Jen: Thanks.

Marcie: Yeah. Sure.

Jen: No, really, Marcie, thank you.

Marcie: Jen -- well, don't be too quick to thank me. I was the one who sent Joe off to Atlantic City to stop your marriage. Listen, you -- you should have seen the way that he looked before he took off. Jen, he cares so much about you. That was the face of a guy that you want standing next to you through a lifetime of anniversary photos.

Marcie: I got it at Logan ís, if you want to return it for something else. See you.


Rex: Well, if you want Jen to sign the contract, too, she'll -- she'll do it. It's no problem.

Asa: All right. Well, I guess we can wait a bit. After all, you have to find someone to run the hotel for you.

Renee: What? Run the hotel for me?

Asa: Damn straight. Mrs. Buchanan is going to be at home, taking care of me.

Renee: You never asked me to give up the hotel before.

Asa: This time, it's different. I want you around me.

Renee: Listen up, cowboy. If I decide to go ahead and marry you, Iím going to be making more than enough sacrifices without giving up the hotel. Those are my terms. If you've got a problem with that, you've got a problem.

Renee: Kevin.

Kevin: Hey.

Renee: Darling. Set your grandpa straight for me, will you?

Kevin: Sure. Some things never change, huh? You and Renee going at it again? What's it about this time?

Asa: Stay away from women, Kevin -- they give you nothing but heartburn --

Kevin: Well, you ought to know best.

Asa: Except for Kelly. That little gal was an angel. You hit the jackpot when you married her.

Kevin: So, what did you think about my first few issues of "the banner"?

Asa: Oh, you're doing great. But the paper's just your first domino, right?

Kevin: That's the plan.


Marcie: Oh, hey! Will you watch where you're going?

Rex: Hey, whatever you want to say, Marcie, I don't want to hear it.

Marcie: Well, that works out, then, because I have nothing to say to you -- except the part where I assume you know that Jen doesn't love you.

Rex: Thanks for that.

Marcie: You're welcome. You know, Jen loves Joe and he loves her.

Rex: And she's married to me, or did you miss that part? So, if the good reverend wants to mess around with that, he's going to have to bust himself through about 20 commandments.

Marcie: Hello. There are only 1O.

Rex: Not if you know how to live right. See, you got to get out more often. My point being is, is no clergyman is going to come between me and my wife.

Marcie: Mm-hmm. If you say so, Rex.


Antonio: Hey.

Natalie: Hey. Jess isn't doing too well.

Antonio: All right. Is this about Mitch? Want to tell me what happened that night on the docks?

Jessica: You know?

Antonio: Well, um -- ahem. You are the only person in the county with a 1965 mustang convertible. There was a witness who saw it parked at the docks. Now, the only thing is I don't know what happened that night. You want to tell me?

Jessica: Um -- well -- well -- after me -- I went, left from grandpa's party; I went for a drive and I -- I -- I really didn't know where I was going. I just was driving and -- and somehow, I ended up at the pyramid theater and I just -- I got out and I took a walk. I -- I just used to love hearing the river against the docks at night.

Christian: I remember that.

Jessica: I just wanted to have that memory back that I loved and when I got near the docks, I -- I thought I saw Mitch standing there, but I -- I knew that didn't make sense, so I got closer to get a better look.

Mitch: Jessica, my sweet child. I knew nothing could keep us apart for long -- not god, not prison bars, not any of the forces working against us. Let's go back to lion's heart where we can live together forever. Come with me.

Jessica: So I ran.

Antonio: You ran away from Mitch?

Jessica: Yeah, and -- and the docks, and I got in my car and I drove -- I drove home. I mean, I drove -- I drove to the palace. I -- I drove away and that's when you saw me.

Christian: It must've been weird, huh, seeing Mitch again?

Natalie: And no wonder you were so freaked out.

Antonio: So if -- if you just saw him and then you ran away, why -- why cover it up? Is there something else you're hiding, Jessica?


Adriana: Pardon me. Where in Llanview do these buses take you?

River: These buses don't stop anywhere else in Llanview. They're only good for one thing and that's getting out.

Adriana: Is that what you're doing? Where are you going?

River: As far away as I can, as quick as I can get there. I feel like I just broke out of prison.

Adriana: I just sneaked out of prison, too. I'm staying with my godmother for the summer. She's very strict.

River: Wow. What'd you do to get sent to prison here?

Adriana: "Here" Llanview?

River: Yeah. Llanview's a prison. And this is your only way out.

Adriana: Oh, but there is no other place I would rather be than here. This is as far as I would want to escape.

River: Oh. Well, that's too bad because I don't know, we could run away together.

Adriana: I wish I did want to leave. I have very few friends here, almost no one. And now, I just meet a new friend and he's leaving.

[Music plays]


Rex: I'll tell you what, Marcie -- how about you keep your mind on your speed freak boyfriend and leave Jen to me, ok?

Marcie: Al is not on drugs anymore and he never will be because he wants a real future, unlike you. You just don't --

Rex: Ok, ok! Just spare me the public service announcement, ok? And step aside. I need to go talk to my new wife about our future.

Marcie: Oh.


Kevin: No, "the banner" is not really the future, not for me.

Asa: Just a starting point, huh?

Kevin: Well, don't get me wrong -- it's great having a big newspaper in my corner.

Asa: And while you're moving up, we're not talking Llanview anymore.

Kevin: Or Pennsylvania .

Asa: Let's try the old U.S. Of A., Huh?

[Kevin and Asa chuckle]

Asa: Sante.


R.J.: Oh. Isn't your son responsible enough to bring his own daughter back?

Carlotta: He was called away.

R.J.: Well, that's convenient. Sounds like he only wants to play papi when it suits him.

Keri: R.J.

Carlotta: You lied to my son for months. You told him his daughter was dead.

R.J.: Carlotta, I did no such thing.

Carlotta: And you told him that it was his fault. You've tormented him every way that you could. And it was all lies.

R.J.: Ok. Why don't you take your lecture and go home? We were trying to have a nice, quiet dinner here.

Carlotta: I --

Evangeline: You know, can I hold Jamie?

Keri: Absolutely. Carlotta, can I speak to you for a moment?

Carlotta: About what?

Keri: First of all, I want to -- I want to apologize to you from the bottom of my heart for what I did.

Carlotta: Being sorry isn't going to change --

Keri: I know that it's not going to change what I did. I realize that. But I love your son, and we have a daughter. We belong together as a family.

Carlotta: Well, you can't make a decision like that for someone else.

Keri: You're right. I shouldn't have. But if Antonio will let me, I'll do everything I can to make that up to him.


Jessica: Antonio, Iím not hiding anything.

Antonio: Can you guys give us a few minutes?

Natalie: We'll be in the kitchen.

Antonio: Can you tell me what happened when you ran into Laurence that night?

Jessica: Nothing, I -- I just -- he kept bothering me and I ran away.

Antonio: Where did you run?

Jessica: I ran -- I ran to my car about a half a block away and then I drove home.

Antonio: Home or the palace?

Jessica: Right -- the palace. Sorry.

Antonio: All right.

Jessica: Mm-hmm.

Antonio: Where was Mitch when -- when you ran?

Jessica: He was standing near the docks.

Antonio: Ok. Did -- did he chase you?

Jessica: Um -- no, I -- I don't know. I --

Antonio: Ok. Um, well -- well, if he didn't chase you, then -- I mean -- I mean, why wouldn't he chase you if he wanted you to come home with him?

Jessica: I don't know.

Antonio: Ok. You see a cop? A police officer there?

Jessica: Um -- uh -- um -- I -- no, I don't think so. It was -- you know what? It was just really foggy and I -- I -- I just -- the whole thing's really a blur. Maybe, maybe somebody was there. I don't know.

Antonio: Hmm. Well, either somebody was there or somebody wasn't there.

Jessica: Listen, I don't know. I mean, how could he be there? I thought that he was in jail, so -- I -- and then the police -- when they told me that he was dead, I -- I realized that it was real. He was there and he did -- it did happen and -- and I -- I just left him lying there.

Antonio: Lying there? Not standing there?

Jessica: I -- well -- uh -- well, maybe I pushed him, you know? Maybe he fell. You know, maybe I murdered him.

Antonio: Jessica, Mitch Laurence didn't die from a fall from a blow to the head. Did you put poison down his throat? No. Of course you didn't. Jessica, you didn't kill Mitch Laurence. But maybe you can help us find out who did.

Stalling for time. You knew Sonny.


River: Well, I really enjoyed talking to you. My bus is coming soon and I don't -- I was wondering if -- would you tell me your name?

Adriana: Adriana. Adriana Colon. What's yours?

River: River Carpenter.

Adriana: I have never before met anyone named River.

River: Oh, my Spanish is pretty lousy -- just the stuff I learned around the neighborhood, but I think that the word for "river" would be " Rio ," right? Is that right, " Rio "?

Adriana: Yes, " Rio ." That's a nice name. Well, it's very nice to meet you, Rio .

River: Well, it's very nice to meet you, too, Adriana.


Natalie: Did Antonio say where they were going?

Christian: Uh-uh.

Natalie: Well, not the police station, right? Your brother's not arresting her.

Christian: No, she didn't do anything.

Natalie: Withheld evidence, I guess.

Christian: Big deal.

Natalie: Yeah, who cares really, right?

Christian: You know, I wish Iíd never even brought it up, thinking she was lying. I mean, did you see her?

Natalie: White as a sheet. But at least we know that she didn't kill Mitch.

Christian: Yeah. But who did?


Antonio: So he was here -- Laurence?

Jessica: Yeah.

Antonio: And where were you standing when -- when you reached him?

Jessica: I was -- I was here.

Antonio: Exactly?

Jessica: More or less. And he fell. He fell -- he fell that way when I pushed him.

Antonio: Is there something else? There had to be someone else. Did you see a car?

Jessica: No, I -- I don't know. All -- all I could see was Mitch.

Antonio: Look around you now. Is there anything else that helps you remember something you may have forgotten? How about at the pyramid? Was the door open or closed?

Jessica: It was -- the door was open. Um -- and maybe there was a light on. Otherwise, I wouldn't have noticed.

Antonio: Ok, good. Was there -- was there anything else?

Jessica: Maybe there was someone there.

Antonio: By the theater? Was it a man or a woman?

Jessica: They were in the shadows. I -- I don't remember.

Antonio: Take your time, Jessica.

Jessica: Time won't help, ok? All I remember is Mitch.


On the next "One Life to Live" --

Rae: I'm hearing some troublesome things about you.

Lindsay: I think they're going to let me out of here.

Nora: Not if you killed Mitch Laurence.

Lindsay: I didn't kill Mitch.

Bo: Not everybody here has a strong alibi, Dorian.

Rex: Well, don't mind me. I'm just her husband.

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