OLTL Transcript Thursday 2/26/04

One Life to Live Transcript Thursday 2/26/04

By Eric
Proofread by Melissa

[Marcie laughs]

Marcie: Mrs. McBain!

Eve: I'm so sorry. I thought you heard me coming.

Marcie: You know what? It's ok. I guess I was so wrapped up in this book --

Eve: Oh, you shouldn't be reading something like this, not now.

Marcie: Are you kidding? I'm trying to get inside of the mind of this kind of a person. I'm trying to understand who would do all of these horrible things.

Eve: I don't think we can understand it. Listen, honey, I'm looking for John. Have you seen him?

Marcie: No, he left a while ago and he didn't tell me where he was going.

Bo: Marcie?

Marcie: Yeah?

Bo: Anything on Jessica?

Marcie: Nothing.

Bo: Damn it! Did McBain check in?

Marcie: Not since you left.

Bo: Ok. I'm sorry. I apologize for my language.

Marcie: Oh, no, I'm sorry. This is Mrs. McBain, John and Michael’s mother. And this is Commissioner Buchanan. He works with John and the Llanview P.D. on the music box killer case.

Eve: How do you do?

Bo: Hi.

Eve: John's spoken very highly of you, and he told me about your loss. I'm so sorry.

Bo: Thank you.

Eve: I hope you catch this maniac very soon.

Bo: Today would be good. I'm sorry John's not here.

Eve: As a matter of fact, I was wondering if I could have a word with you.

Bo: Sure, sure. Come on in.

Eve: Thanks.

Bo: Would you like some coffee?

Eve: I was married to a policeman. I've had my share of coffee.

[Bo chuckles]

Eve: How's my son holding up?

Bo: Good. He's -- you know, he's frustrated, and he's tired. We had a suspect -- I should say we still have a suspect, but a lot of his -- his -- well, you know what? I really shouldn't even go into this.

Eve: Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm overstepping --

Bo: No, you're not, no.

Eve: But the reason I'm here is I don't know how much John has told you about Caitlin.

Bo: Well, we've talked.

Eve: Caitlin's death was five years ago. John never got over it, but he managed to put it in its place -- to have a life. But now it's like all that pain has been resurrected, and it's ruining his life all over again.

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[Knock on door]

Antonio: John, open up. It's Antonio.

Antonio: You want to tell me how the hell that maniac got a hold of Jessica?

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Jessica: Oh. Oh, John was right. I'm so stupid. Oh -- I am -- I'm not going to die here.

[Music box plays]

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[Phone rings]

Natalie: Hello. Mom. No. No, she hasn't called, but, yeah, I've been trying on her cell and -- you know how she forgets to charge it, though. It's -- well, maybe she did go to Philly, and she had that lead on the story, right, so -- I got to -- I got to go. I got to get to Rodi’s. But if I hear from Bo or John, I will definitely let you know, ok? All right. Bye. Whew. I hate lying to you.

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John: I know how you're feeling.

Antonio: Do you?

John: Yeah, I do. I did everything I could to keep Jessica away from Haver.

Antonio: Wait, John, so what are you saying, that it's Jessica’s fault?

John: What we need to focus on right now is the fact that she's still out there.

Antonio: Oh, you --

John: Look, she got close to Haver, and he took advantage. That's what these people do.

Antonio: I knew I didn't like that son -- you know what? There was something I didn't like about him from the beginning. I should have questioned him then. I want to bring that bastard in now.

John: It's complicated now. We had him in Bo's office, but now he's got fancy lawyers involved. So the bureau's cautious, and city hall's running scared.

Antonio: So wait a second. What are you saying -- we can't hold him for 24 hours?

John: We need Colson, and he won't do it.

Antonio: Isn't the D.A. supposed to be on our side?

[John sighs]

John: If we don't handle this perfectly, if we don't make this arrest airtight, he's still going to be out there doing his thing while you and I are suspended and he's suing the city for millions.

Antonio: Ok, so there's no possibility at all that Haver might be innocent?

John: An innocent man would be suing us already. The bureau's all over me on this. Either connect him to the murders with hard evidence or I have to move on, at which time I'll find him and I'll kill him.

Antonio: He's got you right where he wants you. You know that? Right where he wants you. You're not thinking straight. He's got you so messed up, John, you're not thinking straight. Look, we need someone on this case without emotional attachment. We need you to pull yourself away from this case, John.

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Eve: For five years Johns blamed himself for Caitlin’s death, but at least he thought it was some horrible random act. That was bad enough. But now, knowing she died because the killer was taunting him -- I know my son. I don't think he can live with that.

Bo: Hmm. Well, do you think maybe there's something that I could do?

Eve: John's tough on people. Most of the ones he's worked with in the past have fallen short. But you -- you've earned his respect. He likes you. Please, tell him he needs to back away from this.

Bo: But don't you think that it would be better coming from you?

Eve: Oh, he'd just tell me to stop worrying. But you -- especially because of your fiancée -- you might be able to get through to him.

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John: Listen to me. We're going to nail Haver for all the murders -- for here, for Chicago, for New Jersey -- all of them. We are close.

Antonio: Yeah, well, we're not close enough for me. John, look -- damn it, I wish I could have done something else in Chicago. Look --

John: Hey -- you did good. You did real good. But right now we have to figure out what this guy's going to do next. We have to get inside his head and we got to stay there. We're going to nail this guy. We are going to bring him down. We're going to do it for Gabrielle and Rae and for Jessica and --

Antonio: Jessica's alive. She's alive.

John: I know she is, and we're going to find her. The only thing that's going to stop me from getting Haver is if he puts a bullet in my head first.

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[Phone rings]

Natalie's voice: Hey. You've reached Natalie and Roxy's. Please leave a message after the tone.

[Answering machine beeps]

Carlotta: Natalie? It's Carlotta. Just calling to make sure you're all right. Honey, please be careful. It makes me so nervous with this killer running around. I've made all the arrangements for Cristian’s memorial just the way we agreed. Oh, and, please, if you hear from Jessica before I do, would you have her call me? I'm terribly worried about her.

Stephen: I'll make sure she gets the message.

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[Dial tone]

Jessica: Oh, thank you.

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Carlotta: Did you find Jessica?

Antonio: Ah, mi amor. Ven aca con papa. I miss you so much. Oh, here we go.

[Jamie fusses]

Carlotta: Oh --

Antonio: Que pasa?

Carlotta: Everything's going to turn out all right, Mijo.

Antonio: You know, I knew there was something about Haver I didn't like.

Carlotta: Let me get you something to eat.

Antonio: I'm not hungry, Mami.

Carlotta: Listen to me, Tonio. You shouldn't blame yourself for this.

Antonio: I should have trusted my instinct.

[Jamie cries]

Carlotta: Jessica has her own mind.

Antonio: Mija --

Carlotta: It's not your fault -- oh.

Antonio: Mija, mija, mija, mija, mija, mija, mija --

[Jamie cries]

[Jamie stops crying]

Antonio: It's me, it's Papi. Papa. Yeah. Yeah, well, Mami that really doesn't make me feel any better, to be honest with you.

[Phone rings]

Antonio: I want that -- ok.

[Ring]

Antonio: Vega. Jess.

Carlotta: Come here, sweetheart.

[Jamie cries]

Antonio: Where are you?

Jessica: I'm just -- I'm trapped. I fell asleep in the car. Stephen was driving. I don't know where I am.

Antonio: Ok. Where's Haver now?

Jessica: I don't know. When I woke up, he was gone. I -- I'm locked in. I don't -- I don't know where I am.

Antonio: Ok, he could come back any minute. Look, is there a phone number from the -- from where you're calling?

Jessica: No. There's not one on the phone.

Antonio: Ok, honey, I need you to look around, see if you can find a local newspaper, a piece of mail, phone book -- anything that'll tell us where you are.

Jessica: Antonio -- Antonio, I'm losing you.

[Static]

Antonio: Jess -- damn it.

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Bo: I'll talk to John, but I think maybe you should have a little more faith in him, because he is really one hell of a law enforcement officer. I mean, he's one of the best. And I know he's going to get through this just fine, and he's going to come out a winner.

Eve: What if it doesn't end the way he thinks it will? Well, thank you.

Bo: Ok, good night.

Eve: Good night.

Bo: Hey, Marcie?

Marcie: Yeah.

Bo: It's getting late.

Marcie: No. I have tons of work that I still have to finish, and I want to ask you a couple of questions about that music box murderer.

Bo: Marcie -- get some sleep tonight, ok?

Marcie: Oh, no --

Bo: We'll see each other tomorrow.

Marcie: Ok -- ok. Hey, I don't suppose you're hungry?

Eve: I'm starving

Bo: Ladies, enjoy yourselves. Be safe.

Eve: Thank you.

Marcie: Night. So you don't have to go back to Atlantic City?

Eve: No. I'm off tonight. I got a room at John and Michael’s hotel.

Marcie: That must be so exciting, you know, to get to perform every night.

Eve: Most nights, and it gets you through the rough times.

Marcie: I understand that.

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Bo: Yeah, John, this is Bo. Listen, call me as soon as you get this, ok? It's important.

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Man: This isn't vodka.

Natalie: You asked for a gin and tonic.

Man: I should know what I drink. I mean, if you can't handle a simple order like that, then --

Stephen: Hey, fellow, take it easy. Lady's having a rough day. Tell you what -- I'll get you another drink and you can make it a double. Make it a double.

Man: Vodka tonic, honey.

Stephen: There you go.

Natalie: Where's Jessica?

Stephen: Jessica? I don't know. She dropped me at the station.

Natalie: Get out. Get out!

Stephen: I'm sorry, I can't do that.

Natalie: You see that cop over there? Do you want me to call him over here?

Stephen: I'd much rather you called the F.B.I. I prefer John McBain’s company. Very smart man -- a little misguided, perhaps. He has this idea that I am the music box killer.

Natalie: I am not afraid of you, and John sure as hell isn’t.

Stephen: You have a lot of faith in John, don't you?

John: Would you step away from the bar and put your hands in the air.

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Bo: Hey --

Nora: Oh --

Bo: What are you still doing here?

Nora: I -- you know what? I've been thinking too much. Can I buy you a burger and pick your brain?

Bo: A burger sounds good, but I'm not sure I got a brain left to pick.

Nora: Ok. Rodi's?

Bo: Yeah.

Nora: That ok?

Bo: Rodi's is great. I'll meet you there.

Nora: Perfect. Thanks. Excuse me.

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Antonio: Come on, baby. Come on.

[Phone rings]

Antonio: Honey? Did you find anything?

Jessica: No. He must have cleared the place up before he left. The connection might go dead again.

Antonio: Think, Antonio, think. Ok, look -- look for a fuse box. It could be anywhere -- in a closet, in the basement.

Jessica: I think there was one in the kitchen.

Antonio: Good, good. Ok, now, I want you to look inside it. Open it up, look inside it, see if there's a sticker, a -- a business card of some sort -- anything with a phone number on it.

Jessica: Hang on.

Jessica: 717-555-0115.

Jessica: 717-555 --

Antonio: 717 --

Jessica: 0115.

Antonio: All right, ok, honey, sit tight.

Jessica: Antonio, I'm scared.

Antonio: I know, baby. I'm on my way.

Jessica: Ok, just hurry.

Antonio: I love you.

Antonio: This is Detective Vega from the Llanview Police Department.

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Stephen: Agent McBain, it's a pleasure. Can I get you a drink?

John: Shut up.

Stephen: Temper, John, temper.

Natalie: Get this lowlife out of my bar!

John: You know what? I'd love to. Besides, I think he's had too much to drink.

Stephen: I haven't had anything to drink.

John: Sure, you have. Look at yourself.

Officer: Whoa, whoa, whoa --

Stephen: Ah --

John: Haver --

Stephen: John --

John: Look at that -- public drunkenness --

Stephen: John --

John: Disorderly conduct --

Stephen: John --

John: Destroying private property --

Stephen: Please, John -- Natalie, I'll -- see you later.

John: I think we'll go for a little walk! See, you can come on outside.

Stephen: Ugh!

John: Now, listen to me -- you go into that place again, you're a dead man. Do you got me?

Stephen: All right, John, show me what you're capable of.

John: Yeah?

Stephen: Ooh!

Bo: John --

John: Again?

Bo: Let him go. Come on. Back away.

Stephen: Commissioner, I might have to file a complaint. Commissioner, you saw that.

Bo: Saw what? I didn't see anything. Get out of here.

Stephen: I'm telling you, John McBain is a lot more dangerous than you think.

John: You have no idea how dangerous I can be.

Stephen: Nora. Oh -- hopefully, we can pick up where we left off after this silliness is all cleared up. No? I thought that we really hit it off.

Stephen: Right. Right.

Bo: You ok?

Natalie: Do you -- do you think he knows where Jessica is?

John: I could beat it out of him.

Bo: John, you heard the D.A. until Colson gives us the go-ahead to make an arrest, we have to leave him alone.

Nora: Bo's absolutely right. One false move and everything will get thrown out of court. I've seen it happen.

Bo: I need to talk to you, John. It's important.

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[Phone rings]

Jessica: Antonio?

Antonio: We know where you are, honey. The locals are on their way. I'll be there, ok? Hang tight.

Jessica: Ok.

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Stephen: Clever girl. You found the phone. But then I knew you would.

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Nora: Well, hopefully, that's the last you'll have to see of Haver.

Natalie: He was just messing with my head. I mean, if he wanted me dead, I would have been dead a month ago, right?

Nora: Natalie -- be careful.

Natalie: Fine. I got Officer Mendez over there taking great care of me. John's been great. How can you stand it, Nora? I mean, knowing that that guy's that killer and you can't even arrest him?

Nora: Sometimes you just have to trust in the law.

Natalie: This is so unfair! I mean, Jessica -- she believed in this guy. She -- she trusted him, and -- and now -- you know, I'm not going to break; I am not going to break for this guy. That's exactly what he wants! I am not giving in!

Nora: Ok, you know what? We're going to get him.

Natalie: In time?

Nora: Yes. In time. He thinks he's God, but he's not. He's nothing but a sick, twisted egomaniac, and he's going to make a mistake. And when he does, we'll be there, and we'll get Jessica back safely.

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Stephen: It's ok. It's ok. I just gave you something to help you relax.

Jessica: I -- no, I don't want it.

Stephen: You know, I can't tell you what your support means to me, Jessica. Really, it's more than I can say.

[Classical music plays]

Jessica: Why are you doing this?

Stephen: Shh. I trust you, Jessica. Always. And you trust me, too. I'm the only one you really can trust. It's ok. Just relax. If you feel any confusion, you feel any worry; my voice will always calm you. This music will always calm you.

Jessica: No, no, no --

Stephen: It's ok, ok, it's ok. Jessica, don't fight it. Just relax. Go deep, deep inside the place that's safe, quiet, and warm.  Yes. Just feel it wash over you like warm waves. You feel that?   Yes. You trust me, Jessica, always. I trust you. You know the police are wrong. There's no reason to be afraid of me. It's John McBain. John McBain is dangerous. Antonio Vega is dangerous. They’ll hurt you. Do you understand? Do you hear me?

[Classical music plays]

[Phone rings]

Jessica: Antonio?

Stephen: Hello, Jessica.

Jessica: Hello.

Stephen: You seem to have made a mess of things.

Jessica: I'm sorry.

Stephen: It's all right. Who's the only one you can trust?

Jessica: You are, Dr. Haver.

Stephen: Good. Very good.

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Bo: John, you can't keep pushing yourself like this. It's not going to help anyone. Not us, certainly not you.

John: What am I supposed to do? I know in my gut this guy's guilty. He's got Rae. He might have Jessica.

Bo: I've got cops working around the clock. So you don't have to take all of this on yourself.

John: Yes, I do. You don't get it, Bo. It's not up to me anymore. I got no choice.

Antonio: I found Jessica. Let's go.

John: Where?

Antonio: About a half-hour away.

John: Is it Haver?

Antonio: He locked her up. Unlawful imprisonment. We got him.

John: Let's go.

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[Jessica hums]

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Eve: They're so sweet and innocent at this age.

Marcie: She's getting really big.

Carlotta: Yeah, she gave us a rough time at the beginning, but she's a real fighter.

Eve: Oh, when John was born, we were so nervous -- watching him sleep, taking his temperature. To take him out for a stroll, we'd dress him like he was headed for the South Pole.

[Laughter]

Eve: He was just so tiny and fragile.

Carlotta: I know. We did the same thing with Antonio. By the time Cristian came along, I knew better.

Eve: Oh, when Michael came along, we just picked him up, dusted him off, and sent him on his way. It's all perception.

Marcie: Hey, did you know that Mrs. McBain is a fantastic singer? She sings in a club in Atlantic City.

Carlotta: Really? Well, I'd love to hear you sing sometime.

Eve: I'd be honored to have you as my guest anytime, your whole family -- and you and Michael, too. It's always really special when you have someone in the audience to sing to. And when John and Michael stop by --

Marcie: Oh, don't you worry about that. That's going to happen real soon.

Eve: Soon would be good. It would mean this nightmare's over.

Carlotta: Oh, it's a horrible thing. It can't go on much longer.

Eve: That's all I'm praying for right now.

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[Phone rings]

John: McBain.

Stephen: Hello, Johnny.

John: Hey, look, don't even bother changing your voice, Haver. I know who you are.

Stephen: You know what I want you to know.

John: I don't have time for this.

Stephen: I suggest you make time.

[Distorted voice] There's somewhere you need to go --

[Normal voice] Something you need to do. You must follow my instructions -- unless you wish for history to repeat itself.

John: Go ahead. I'll catch up with you later.

John: Yeah, all right, go ahead.

John: All right, what do you want, Haver?

Stephen: You don't sound like yourself, Johnny. However, I feel your pain. The loss of Caitlin -- it doesn't make to bring it all rushing back, does it?

[Distorted voice] Desperation, the despair so deep it made you stop looking for the white rose killer.

John: Oh, I found him.

Stephen: [Normal voice] Don't kid yourself. You're losing focus.

John: This game's almost over, buddy.

Stephen: Truth be told, I want you to find me. Then the game begins again. But you need to build a case without any holes. Not easy to do when you're weighed down by all that emotional baggage.

John: You want me to catch you?

Stephen: This is a chance for you to make a clean break from your past. How often does one get a chance like that?

John: You know what? You are wasting my time.

Stephen: You are not interested in avenging Caitlin’s death?

John: You got a point to make?

Stephen: Go back to your room. You'll see what I mean.

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Bo: Let me know as soon as Detective Vega makes contact. And, Sergeant, if you need more men, you call it in, all right? Thank you.

Nora: Jessica's safe?

Bo: Thank God.

Nora: Oh, I just wish Rae was. I called every name in her book, including her mother and her sister, and nothing.

Bo: She could still be alive.

Nora: How are you holding up?

Bo: I'm ok. I'll be a lot better when we nail Haver.

Nora: You've been through a heck of a lot. Can you take a couple of days off in time?

Bo: No. No. Look, work is all I've got right now.

Nora: I'm going to tell you the same thing you just told John.

Bo: Yeah. He didn't listen, either.

[Nora chuckles]

Bo: It seems like we're just spinning our wheels right now, but we can't give up.

Nora: Just try to think of all the good things you've got in your life. You know? Things that matter.

Bo: Matthew.

Nora: Matthew. No matter how bad things get, we did something good.

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Carlotta: Antonio --

Quiero que seas mas bueno.

Dios te bendiga, mi amor. Antonio just called. They found Jessica!

Marcie: Oh, wow.

Eve: Oh, that's wonderful.

Carlotta: He's on his way to get her right now!

Marcie: Oh, I'm so glad!

Carlotta: It was lovely to meet you.

Eve: Thank you.

Carlotta: I hope we get to hear you sing very soon.

Eve: Oh, I hope so, too.

Marcie: I'll walk you back to the hotel?

Eve: It's a deal. I hope John's there. I really need to talk to him.

Carlotta: You be careful, you two.

Eve: Thanks.

Marcie: Bye.

Eve: It was great.

Carlotta: Yes, thank you.

Ah, senor, gracias.

Gracias, senor.

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[Phone rings]

John: Yeah.

Stephen: Do you have time for me now?

Stephen: [Distorted voice] This is your big chance, John. Maybe you can save Natalie the way you couldn't save Caitlin.

[Normal voice] I'm offering you a rare and wonderful opportunity. I hope you appreciate my generosity.

John: You want to play, I'll play. But leave Natalie out of this. She's innocent.

Stephen: There are no innocents in this life.

John: She is, Haver.

Stephen: Why don't you call me -- oh -- how about Poe?

John: As in Edgar Allan?

Stephen: Seems fitting. After all, I'm a master of the macabre.

John: Whatever. What about Natalie?

Stephen: You're going to have to figure that out. Not to worry. I'll provide the clues. Be patient. "Come. Let the burial rite be read, the funeral song be sung, a dirge for her, the doubly dead, in that she died so young." Poe. Sweet dreams.

John: Haver!

[Knock on door]

Eve: Oh, God! John!

John: Mom, what are you doing here?

Eve: Oh, I'm -- I'm staying down the hall tonight. Are you all right?

John: Ok, all right. Here's what I want you to do. I want you to go back to your room, all right? I'm going to send a uniformed guy over later. I'm going to explain you this -- everything later when I call you, ok?

Eve: No, what is it? What's going on?

John: It's happening again, all right?

Eve: Ok.

John: It's going to be ok.

Eve: All right.

John: All right, I'll walk you back to your room. Come on.

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Natalie: Thank you guys for bringing me home, but it's not necessary. Officer Mendez wouldn't let anything bad happen to me.

Nora: Well, I just feel better knowing you're safely at home.

Bo: That makes two of us. I want you to just lock everything up tight, get some rest, and with any luck, Antonio will have Jess back here in no time, ok?

Natalie: Thank you. Thank you.

Nora: Good night.

Natalie: Good night.

Nora: Take care.

Natalie: Get home safe, guys.

Nora: Yeah.

[Knock on door]

Natalie: I'm coming! Hey!

John: Hey.

Natalie: I thought you went with Antonio to pick up Jessica.

John: Yeah, something came up. Antonio went on ahead.

Natalie: What's wrong?

John: I'm staying the night.

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[Siren]

[Classical music plays]

[Knock on door]

Antonio: Jessica?

Jessica: It's locked.

Antonio: Ok, honey, stand back, ok?

Jessica: Ok.

Antonio: Jess, are you ok?

Jessica: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.

Antonio: Are you all right? Did he do anything to you?

Jessica: No. I'm fine.

Antonio: Are you sure? Check the back. Surround the place. Sergeant, get on the radio, inform the Commissioner his niece is ok, and anything on Haver yet?

Sergeant: Not yet, Detective.

Antonio: All right, let me know as soon as you got something, ok?

Jessica: Why would Dr. Haver be here?

Antonio: What do you mean, why? He locked you…

Jessica: No. No, he didn’t. I don't know who did.

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Stephen: "Yet each man kills the thing he loves." Well, Stephen, what do you think? Is it good to be God?

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Stay tuned for scenes from the next "One Life To Live."

On the next “One Life To Live" --

Starr: Daddy, Mom's in the hospital. She needs you.

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Starr:  Don't die. Please don't die.

Natalie: Did the killer make a specific threat? Am I in danger again?

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Stephen: Do you know who this is?

Jessica: Dr. Haver. You're my friend.

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